May 20, 2018

Audrey Svenningsen

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Audrey Jean Svenningsen, 76, died peacefully on May 20, 2018 at her home. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, graduated from Wagner College with both her B.A. and M.A. in Education (1963 and 1966) and moved to Landing shortly after marrying the love of her life, Clif Svenningsen on November 25, 1967.

Audrey was an Administrator for the Suburban Propane Company in Whippany for 22 years and a proud elementary school teacher on Staten Island (P.S. #22, Port Richmond). She was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna where she served on the church council and as church choir director and organist for many years. Music was a passion of hers that she inherited from her father and cultivated throughout her life. She greatly enjoyed directing choirs, going to concerts, plays and musicals and was an enthusiastic member of the Morris Choral Society.

Audrey lived her faith. She took seriously the promises and instruction of the Gospels and strived to live them out daily. She was a devoted friend whose first concern was always others.

She was predeceased by her husband Clif Svenningsen in 1996, her father and mother, John and Vera Pelmas and is survived by her 3 sons; Russell P Svenningsen (Sarah) of Sioux Falls, SD, Karl E Svenningsen (Heather) of Landing, Dale R Svenningsen of Landing, as well as 4 much-beloved grandchildren to whom she will always be “Nana” (Kersti, 16, Madelyn, 14, Anders, 16, Annika,14).

Donations in Audrey’s memory for the Visiting Nurses Association of Northern New Jersey are appreciated: 175 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday, May 23 from 3 – 5 and 7 – 9. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 10 am, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

 

May 18, 2018

Paul R Quartucci

Roxbury Township, Mr. Paul R. Quartucci, Sr., died on May 18, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born in New London, CT and grew up in Brooklyn, NY, before moving to Succasunna 41 years ago. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and later worked as an Advertising Agent for the August Group Advertising Agency. He was a member of St. Therese R C Church, an avid golfer, loved the NY Yankees and Giants, reading, playing chess, fishing and especially spending time with his grandson, Vincent.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn J. Quartucci of 47 years, son Mark (and Jennifer) Quartucci of Hopatcong, grandson Vincent, brother-in-law Tom Stack of PA and sister-in-law Madeline (and Gene) Gallagher of NY. He was predeceased by his mother Concetta Bologna, father Salvatore Quartucci, sister Lucy Stack and son Paul R Quartucci, Jr.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 4 – 8   pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. Donations may be made in his name to St. Therese R C Church.

May 16, 2018

Mary Louise Santia

Wexford, PA   Mrs. Mary Louise Santia died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at her home. She was 77. She was born in Morristown, and lived in Kenvil, New Jersey before moving to Wexford, PA, 4 years ago. Mrs. Santia was a licensed practical nurse at Saint Claire’s hospital in Denville for 44 years prior to retiring in 2005.

She was preceded by her husband, Richard in 1987 and by her parents; Francis and Bertha Detaranto.

She is survived by four children; daughter Linda and her husband Steven Frost of Davenport Florida, son Richard Santia of Wexford PA, son Anthony Santia of Peapack, New Jersey, and daughter Mary and her husband Robert Theiss of Wexford PA. She also leaves two grandchildren; Jeffrey and Jennifer Hughes, as well as several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home with the interment to follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery, in Dover. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the family, through the funeral home.

 

May 13, 2018

Ruth G Hildebrant

Randolph Twp, Mrs Ruth Guerin Hildebrant, 95, died on May 13, 2018 at the Bristol Glen Nursing Home in Newton. She was born in Brookside and lived in Mt. Freedom, Mt Fern, and lived for many years in Ironia.

Predeceased by her husband J. Willard Hildebrant, she was the mother of Ruth A. Munson of Dedham, Maine and Virginia Schirripa and her husband Robert of Claremont, California, grandmother of Kimberly and her husband Jay Whitmore, Jacob Munson and his wife Leslie, Jennifer Schirripa, Kevin Grier and his wife Catheryn, Kenneth Grier and his wife Shelley and great-grandmother of Kaitlin, Andrew, Jessica, Rachel, Ryan, Sarah and Scott. Her brother Lewis E. Guerin, Jr. and his wife Flora of New Jersey also survive her.

Ruth enjoyed a career in education. During her 34 year career she held positions as a classroom teacher of Kindergarten through sixth  grade, a librarian, a reading teacher, an Assistant Principal and a Principal.

She was a member of the Flanders United Methodist Church for 35 years. She was a 20 year volunteer at Morristown Memorial hospital. She was a member of the DAR, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, College Club of Dover and the Bristol Glenn Auxiliary.

There will be no viewing and the graveside services at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Flanders united Methodist Church, Flanders, New Jersey. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

May 13, 2018

Robert H Rauth

Roxbury Township, Mr. Robert H Rauth, 78, died on May 13, 2018 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home. He was born and raised in New York City and lived in Aberdeen, NJ, before moving to Succasunna 15 years ago. He was a retired butcher and worked for the Kansas Meat Packing Company in Elizabeth many years ago.

He is survived by his 4 children; Robert Rauth of NC, Jon Rauth of Succasunna, Scott Rauth of IL, and Kathryn Rauth of Philadelphia, PA. He also leaves his 2 grandchildren and mother and father-in-law Mary F and Ron E Lucas, with whom he lived in Succasunna.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

 

May 12, 2018

Phillip D’Ottavio

Phillip Dominic D’Ottavio, 65 of Mine Hill, NJ died suddenly at home. Born in Dover, he lived most of his life in Roxbury Township. He was a 1971 graduate of Roxbury High School where he excelled at football. Growing up he played little league baseball for the American Legion, and the Roxbury Colts Midget Football Program. Phil was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed bass fishing, making fishing lures, and hunting, specializing in New Jersey whitetail deer. He also enjoyed bodybuilding and coached football as an assistant coach at Morris Catholic HS in Denville NJ from 1974-1976.He was predeceased by infant sister Lonea, Parents John L. D’Ottavio and Yolanda A. (Tardive) D’Ottavio.

He is survived by a son, Phillip D’Ottavio Jr of Escondito CA. Also survived by brothers John (Skeets) D’Ottavio, Nick D’Ottavio and wife Cindy of Hackettstown NJ, Victor D’Ottavio of Tuscaloosa AL, and Bill D’Ottavio of Pelham AL, sister Donna Scarnulis of Saylorsburg PA, and several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday at 10 am, at St Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

May 11, 2018

Barbara A Balz

Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Barbara Balz, 72, died on May 11, 2018. She was born in Bronx, NY and grew up in Fair Lawn. She then lived in West Orange before moving to Mt. Arlington 20years ago. She was a retired Administrative Assistant for the Economics Press Company in Fairfield.

She is survived by her husband Wayne Balz of 49 years, son Christopher (and Deanna) Balz and daughter Ellen Balz. She also leaves her 4 grandchildren; Ashley (and Adam) Anastasio, Chelsea Balz, Marissa Balz, and Anthony, 2 great grandchildren; Jace and Rylee, brother James (and Maggie) Weidener, and sister Ellen (and Roger) DePalma-Bentzen.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday May 15, 2018  from 4 – 8   pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday at 10 am, at the Funeral Home with the entombment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

 

May 11, 2018

Bettyann Nagle

WashingtonTownship, Mrs Bettyann Nagle, 82, died on May 11, 2018 in Vero Beach, FL.  She was born in Canarsie, Brooklyn, NY and lived in both Long Valley, NJ and wintered in Vero Beach, FL.  She was a retired teacher’s aide for the Mt. Olive public Schools in Flanders, NJ.  She was a member of the Flanders United Presbyterian Church.  Bettyann was a resident of Flanders for nearly 40 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Russell A. Nagle in 1995, and is survived by her son Curtis Nagle and his Wife and their two children of Voorhees, NJ along with her Daughter Kim Heal and her husband and their two children, of Long Valley.

She was a very hands on Mom and Grandmother.  We wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.  She was actively involved in each of our lives.  How lucky were we?

A Memorial Service – Celebration of Bettyann’s Life will be held on Saturday, JUNE 16th at 12:00 at the United Presbyterian Church, Flanders, 58 Drakesdale Road, Flanders, NJ 07836.

THANK YOU for being a part of her life.  If you would like to remember Mom, please make a donation to the United Presbyterian Church, Flanders,  to the Bettyann Nagle Memorial Fund at the above address.

If you would like to remember Mom, please make a donation to the United Presbyterian Church, Flanders, to the Bettyann Nagle Memorial Fund at the above address. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

May 10, 2018

Eric J Kinney

Roxbury Township, Eric James Kinney, 54, died on May 10, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center Hospice. He was born in Newark and grew up in Irvington. He later moved to Morris Twp. and then to Succasunna 10 years ago.

He was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and was a chef for many years at The Grande Café & Tim Schafer’s Cuisine in Morristown, The Quiet Man in Dover and he prepared meals for the congregation at the Chatham Methodist Church every Sunday for over 10 years. He earned his Bachelors degree and a Master’s degree from Seton Hall University. He then worked as a financial reporting specialist for the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark. He was also a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop leader of Troop #54 in Succasunna. He also loved cooking and being outdoors especially fishing and hiking.

He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Minsu Cha-Kinney; 2 sons, Aiden Kinney and Eamon Kinney; his mother Mary Kinney of Morris Twp.;  twin sisters; Colleen  (Kelly) Bitar of Holly Springs, NC and Maureen Kinney of Hackettstown, two brothers; Martin (Barbara) Kinney of Lake Hopatcong and Brendan (Gail) Kinney of Fredon Twp., NJ, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit on Saturday from 3 -4 pm at the Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main St. Chatham NJ, followed by a service at 4pm. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) Donations maybe made in his name to
https://www.youcaring.com/minsuaidaneamonkinney-1185217/manage/dashboard for his children.

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2018

Virginia P Haber

Virginia “Ginny” P. Haber, nee Herron, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Kearny NJ, died in her home on April 10, 2018.  She is predeceased by her husband Joe Haber.  She is survived by her siblings Eugene Herron (Suzie) of Ft Lauderdale, Fl and Barbara Bragger (Edward) of Stanhope, NJ; brother-in-law Aaron Haber (Peg) of Fair Lawn, NJ; nephews Robert Bragger, Budd Lake, NJ and Douglas Haber; and niece Jennifer Haber.

Ginny and her husband were the proud owners of All American Motorcycles in Tucson for many years. During these years they made many friends, and had several black German Shepherds, who were their “babies.”  Ginny loved the NY Mets, her dogs, and helping friends.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ASPCA or a local pet shelter.

A memorial will be held at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St, Succasunna, NJ 07876, on Wed, 5/16/18 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

 

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