Roxbury Township, Mr. James “Jim” William Kunz, 65, died on June 9, 2013 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover surrounded by his beloved family and friends. He was born and raised in Jersey City. He earned his B S Degree from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City and then attended Steven’s Institute in Newark for his degree in Electrical Engineering. He retired from A T & T in Bedminster as an Electrical Engineer where he worked for more than 35 years, becoming a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was an active member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, also volunteering at the Church and School. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting but enjoyed being with his family most of all. Out of all of his lifetime accomplishments, he was most proud of his family for whom he lived every moment.
He is survived by his wife, Janet M (Kochenash) after 44 years of marriage, two daughters, Jennifer Kunz and Dana Benson, two granddaughters, Taylor and Nicole Benson, son- in-law, Matt Benson and Jennifer’s fiancé, Mike Otnisky, brother, Alexander Kunz and his wife Regina and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 10 am, at St Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Donations may be made in his name to the Redeemer Pre-School, 37 Newton-Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Louise Elizabeth “Betty” Sebastian, 94, died on June 9, 2013 at the Pleasant Valley Manor Nursing Home in Hamilton Township, PA. She was born in Newton and lived in Netcong before moving to Roxbury Township 33 years ago. She was a seamstress at the McGregor Mills in Dover and at the Dover Handbag Company in Netcong for many years. She was a member of the Succasunna First Presbyterian Church and also made the antique doll clothing for the historic “Doll House” in Chester.
She was predeceased by her first husband Walter H Euart many years ago and second husband John Sebastian, Jr. in 1986. She is survived by her sons; Walter W Euart of Saylorsburg, PA and Norton K Euart of Fl, step-daughters; Carol Socha and Marjorie Gandee both of AZ, a granddaughter, grandson, and great grandson.
Arrangements are by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com. A graveside service will be held at the North Hardyston Cemetery in a few weeks.
Roxbury Township, Richard “Dick” F. Smith, 77, died on June 6, 2013 at his home. “Smitty” was born in Moscow, PA and moved to Roxbury Township 55 years ago. He served in the U S Army from 1955-1959, stationed in Ft. Richardson, Alaska. He worked for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, Houdaille Construction Materials and County Concrete as a Quality Inspector and Concrete Engineer. He was an active member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church, and member of the Moscow, PA Masonic Lodge F & A M.
He was predeceased by his wife Geraldine (Kischak) of 52 years, in 2009. He is survived by four children; Richard (and Margaret) Smith of Randolph, Jerilyn (and Matthew) Zeleski of Quakertown, PA, Jadine (and Michael) Stephan of Pottersville, and Kyle (and Pamela) Smith of Succasunna. He also leaves five grandchildren; Richard Justin, Benjamin, Douglas, Anna, and Corey, and sister-in-law Stephanie Kischak of Succasunna.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 6 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, 11 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Donations may be made in his name to the Succasunna United Methodist Church.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Susan B Abendroth, 59, died on June 4, 2013, at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. Sue was born in Camden, and grew up in Sea Isle City, Haddon Heights and Stratford. Sue moved to Succasunna 17 years ago, and she was an office worker at the Suburban Furniture Store in Succasunna for many years. She was also an avid reader, loved being in Maine and at the Jersey Shore with her family, and walking with her beloved Labrador, Danny.
She is survived by her husband George H Abendroth of 34 years, 2 sons; Gregory (and McKenzie) of Hope, Maine and Kevin at home, sister Sally (and Joseph) Trott of West Deptford and brother C Richard (and Cindy) Burrough of Audubon.
Arrangements are by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna (973-584-7264) davisheppeewhitefh.com Donations may be made in Susan’s name to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org
Mine Hill, NJ Mr. Eugene John Maione, Sr, died on June 3, 2013 at his home. He was born in Patton, PA and lived in East Orange before moving to Mine Hill 26 years ago. He served in the U S Army Air Corps during WW II and then became a Commercial Contractor, starting his family business in 1953, Alumagene Construction Co. in East Orange until 1973. After retirement he wintered in Florida and summered in New Jersey. He was an avid golfer and earned his private pilots license. Following his retirement he became a Ranger at the Flanders Valley Golf Course where he was employed since 1993 up until his recent illness. He was also a member of the Top of N J R C airplane club. One of his favorite hobbies was designing, building and flying his own radio controlled model airplanes.
He is survived by his wife Geraldine Maione of 71 years, 3 children; Eugene, Jr. (and Margaret) Maione of Cheyenne, WY, Phyllis (and Bob) Dalglish of Morristown, and John (and Donna) Maione of Roxbury Township. He also leaves his 5 grandchildren; Robert Dalglish and Megan, Jonathan, Christopher, and Genna Maione, and great grandson Robbie Dalglish.
Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com on Thursday from 3 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 9:30 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the entombment to follow at the Hackettstown Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to the Atlantic Home Care and Hospice at www.atlantichealth.org.
Morris Township, Mrs. Ruth Virginia McGrath, 90, died on May 26, 2013 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Elizabeth and lived in Normandy Beach before moving to Morris Township. She was a school crossing guard in Woodbridge for many years.
She is survived by her son Lawrence McGrath of Normandy Beach and James McGrath of Succasunna. Arrangements are by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com
Roxbury Township, Helene Svennevik, 60, died on May 23, 2013 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Egersund, Norway and came to the United States at 11 months old. She settled in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Succasunna 53 years ago. In 1971 she graduated from Roxbury High School, and was a receptionist at The Arrangement Hair Salon in Ledgewood and, enjoyed cooking.
She was predeceased by her parents Petra and Bernhard Svennevik and is survived by her 3 brothers; Herb (and Deb) of Nolensville, TN, Michael of Succasunna, and Allen of Mt. Bethel, PA, and 3 nieces; Elise, Emily, and Abigail.
Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com on Tuesday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 7:30 pm, at the Funeral Home.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Dorothy M. Hall, 86 , passed away peacefully on May 23, 2013 at the Regency Grande Nursing Center in Dover. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Lake Hiawatha for many years before moving to Ledgewood over 25 years ago.
She was a past president of the Rosary Society at St. Peter the Apostle RC Church in Parsippany and remained an active member at both St. Clement in Rockaway and St. Therese in Succasunna. She was married to Jack, her childhood sweetheart, for 61 years, who passed away in 2011. She retired from the Parsippany school system after holding the position of Head Secretary at Troy Hill’s Elementary school for 23 years, and still referred to the students there as “her kids.” She enjoyed listening to music, reading, crafting, and of course shopping. She did volunteer work at St. Clair’s in Denville, for both the hospital and as a member of the staff for the fall Harvest Festival where she also donated her much sought after holiday creations. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially summer vacations in Vermont where in the evening she would play board games with her grandchildren along with a bowl of ice cream. Her home was her pride and her family her love.
She is survived by her son John G Hall and daughter-in-law Cathy of Landing, grandchildren; Michelle and her husband David Brecher, Ryan and his wife Dana Hall, and great grandson Cameron Brecher.
Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna (973-584-7264) www.davishepplewhitefh.com on Monday 5/27/2013 from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tue 5/28/2013, 10am, at St. Therese R.C. Church, 155 Main St., Succasunna, NJ, with the interment to follow at the Flanders Hillside Cemetery in Succasunna. Donations may be made in her name to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org .
Roxbury Township, Mr. Samuel A Germano, Jr, 78, died on May 21, 2013 at his home in Kenvil. He was born and raised in Carbondale, PA and lived in Dover before moving to Kenvil 46 years ago. He retired in 1990 from the Howmet Corporation in Rockaway Township where he worked for 34 years. He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge F & A M # 20 in Wharton.
He was predeceased by his wife Lucille (Fallon) in 2004, and is survived by his daughter Margaret R (and Warren, Jr.) Coats of Kenvil and son Samuel Germano, III (and his dear friends Nini Alcazar and her family) of Kenvil, sisters; Lillian Doyle of Waymart, PA, Lois Mliner of Carbondale, PA, and Lori Kettlety of Westchester, PA, brother Frank Germano of Archabald, PA, grandchildren; Jeremy, Geoffrey, Anthony, and Maggie, and great grandchildren; Nicholas, Isabelle, and Evan.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 3–5 & 7-9 pm. The Masonic Service will be held on Friday at 7:30 pm with the Funeral Service to follow at 8 pm. The entombment will be at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Dover. Donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, www.Cancer.org
Bronx, NY Miss. Catherine Mandala, 79, died on May 21, 2013 at the Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY. She was born in Manhattan, NY and lived in Maspeth, Queens for many years.
She is survived by her brother Charles (and Rose) Mandala of Succasunna.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 3 – 5 and 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, 10 am, at the Succasunna First Presbyterian Church, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.