January 19, 2020

Erhard Janser

Roxbury Township, Mr. Erhard Janser, 90, died on January 19, 2020 at St Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born in Union City and grew up in West New York (NJ). He later lived in Lancaster, PA and Maywood, NJ before moving to Succasunna 10 years ago. He was a retired postal worker in Saddle River for many years and previously worked as an embroiderer and flag maker, who sewed one of our first 50 star flags. He was also a member and tuba player of the Waldwick Community Band.

 

He was predeceased by his wife Madeline (Bestady) Janser in 2016 and is survived by his son Glenn P (and Carol) Janser Douglassville, PA, 2 granddaughters; Emily (and Chris) Nation, and Sarah (and Nick) Rudenko, and by his great grandson James Nation, all of PA.

 

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. (973) 584-7264, on Thursday, January 23, from 10:30 – 11:30  am. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am at the Funeral Home. The entombment will follow at the George Washington Memorial Park Mausoleum in Paramus.

January 15, 2020

Scot D Sullivan

Roxbury Township, Mr. Scot D Sullivan, 48, died on January 15, 2020 at home. He was born in Montclair and was a lifelong resident of Roxbury Township. He was a 1989 graduate of Roxbury High School and became a plumber. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his 2 brothers; Brian P (and Gina) Sullivan of Hazlet, and Dan (and Andrea) Sullivan of Byram, 4 nieces and nephews; Alex, Sophia, Erin, and Kyle, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. (973) 584-7264, on Monday, January 27, from 3 – 6 pm.

January 08, 2020

William “Bill” C Silcox

William “Bill” C. Silcox, 77, passed away on January 8, 2020 at home in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Morristown, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Roxbury before moving to Tampa, Florida 2 years ago. Bill graduated from Roxbury High School, class of 1960, where he lettered in 3 sports.  He went on to play football at Moravian College and graduated in 1965.  After graduation, he taught in the Roxbury school system before becoming a stockbroker in NYC, followed by becoming a real estate developer and appraiser.  Bill served on the Roxbury Town Council and was mayor for 2 years.  He also served on the township planning board.  Bill was a memberand vice president of the Roxbury Rotary Club, and he and his wife, Linda, served as members of the Morris County Republican Committee. Bill was active in various activities growing up, including being on Roxbury’s first Little League team and serving as an altar boy at St. Therese RC Church, where his family were founding members.  Bill enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Mendham Golf and Tennis Club, as well as being a member of the Indian Ladder Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Seeger Silcox of 53 years, his 3 children; Frank Silcox of Tampa, Florida, Tracy Silcox of Denville, NJ, and Craig Silcox of NYC.  He also leaves his brother, Robert (and Marsha Seeger Silcox) of Mt. Holly, NJ, as well as his special nieces and nephews, Carly, Rob, Eric, and Janet.  He was predeceased by his mother, Ann Silcox, and father, William Silcox. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virtua Hospital at virtua.org

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. (973) 584-7264, on Tuesday, January 14, from 4-7 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, 10 AM, at St. Therese RC Church, Succasunna, with the Interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

 

January 06, 2020

George F Berg, Jr.

Roxbury Township, Mr. George F. Berg, Jr., 78, died on January 6, 2020 at the Morristown Medical Center after a brief but hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Orange and grew up in Livingston where he was a 1959 HS graduate. He lived in Succasunna for the last 44 years. He was a retired insurance claims executive that worked in the insurance industry for 54 years. He enjoyed camping, the horse track, washing cars in the driveway, shopping, smoking cigars and spending time with his family.  His boys all played soccer and he was an active member of the Roxbury Travel Soccer Program throughout their younger years.  Later in life he took pleasure in watching his grandchildren play sports and carry on the torch.
 
He is survived by his devoted wife Frances C. (Barry) Berg of 52 years and 4 sons who were his greatest pride, Scott (and Julie) Berg of California, Brian (and Theresa) Berg of Budd Lake, Keith (and Ursula) Berg of Long Valley, and Eric (and Nicole) Berg of Flanders. He will be sorely missed by his 8 loving grandchildren: Sean, Emily, Marina, Collin, Logan, Ferris, Willa, and Reagan whom he adored.  He is also survived by his sister Barbara Smigel of Succasunna, many brothers and sisters in-law and many nieces and nephews.
 
Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com). Donations may be made in memory of George Berg to the thevaleriefund.org to benefit the Goryeb Children’s Hospital (Event Name) located in Morristown, NJ.

December 28, 2019

Vincent A Donnelly

Vincent A. Donnelly, 84, died on December 28, 2019 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City and lived in Succasunna, NJ for almost 40 years, and ultimately moved to Macungie, PA. He was a retired Credit Manager at A T & T in Basking Ridge, NJ. An active member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church and Home School Association, he served in a variety of ways, including President of the HSA and a financial officer for several of the parish’s projects. Vince was also an member of the Irish American Club of NW Jersey for the duration of his residence in New Jersey.

Vince was predeceased by his wife Claire Donnelly in 2011 and by his brother James Donnelly. He is survived by his 4 children; Nancy Westington of Ridgefield, CT, Janet (and Robert) Burgee of Ellicott City, MD, Susan (and Daniel) Bonner of Bayonne, NJ, and Kevin Donnelly of New York City. He also leaves his 2 granddaughters; Tara and Kailey Westington, and his 2 brothers; Thomas Donnelly of VA, and John Donnelly of Pearl River, NY.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Wednesday (January 1st), from 2 – 5 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10 AM, at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna, with the Interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Vince’s name to St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, MT (https://www.stlabre.org)

 

 

December 26, 2019

Margaret A Boyle

Roxbury Township.  Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” A (Walker) Boyle, 88, died peacefully on December 26, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones.

Proudly born and raised in Philadelphia, PA the youngest & last of 5 children. Peggy fell in love & married Jim Boyle in 1955. After the birth of their 4 children, they moved their ever growing family to Succasunna in1962, ultimately rearing 7 children. Peggy lived her life akin to a Renaissance woman, sharing her talents in various administrative, retail and customer service positions. She shone the most bright as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother  & great grandmother.  She enjoyed being a member of the Ever-Young Seniors in Roxbury Township. Peggy & Jim were one of the original members of St. Therese RC church where Peggy also enriched other people lives through Altar and Rosary. Throughout her life, Peggy was an avid bridge player, gardener, movie goer, bowler, and world traveler.  She was at her happiest when spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband James A Boyle of 65 years, 6 children; James A (and Loretta) Boyle of Allamuchy, Joseph (and Margaret) Boyle of Marquette, MI, Peggy (and Michael) Davo of Morristown, Maria (and Peter) Dankens of Andover, MA, Christopher (and Karen) Boyle of Flanders, and Robert Boyle of Succasunna. She was predeceased by her son Edward M Boyle in 2011.  She also leaves her 14 grandchildren; Jackie, Tricia, James, Dan, Johanna, Sue, Olivette, Theo, Charlie, Catherine, Claire, Chris Shane & Scott, and 9 great grandchildren; Trevor, Ryan, Hadley, Gwen, Gabe, Kate, Evie, Jim & Nate.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Sunday (December 29th), from 2 – 6 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10 AM, at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna, with the Interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Donations may be made in her name to the St. Therese School (135 Main Street, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876) or to St. Judes Hospital.

December 24, 2019

Lionel P Frank

Roxbury Township, Mr. Lionel Paul Frank, 81, died on December 24, 2019 at his home. He was born in Jersey City and grew up in Union City and lived in Rockaway before moving to Succasunna 30 years ago. He served in the U S Air Force in the 1950’s and later earned his Masters Degree in Business from Rutgers University. He was a retired Company Controller for Dan Barclay Inc. in Franklin, NJ where he worked for 25 years.

He was a Past President of the Jefferson Rotary Club and Awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Past District Assistant Governor of District 747, and Past District Treasurer. He was also a Past President and member of the Branchville Business Man’s Club, awarded “Man of the Year”, and was currently Treasurer. Earlier he coached in the Rockaway Midget Football League for more than a decade.

The most important thing in his life has always been his family. He is survived by his wife Judy “Jude” (Adams) Frank of 33 years. He also leaves his 3 children; Billy (and Ingrid) Frank of Rockaway, Debbi (and Steven) Olszowy of Stafford, VA, and Susan (and John) Mondano of Whippany, step-daughters; Karen Satcher, and Pamela Smarsh. He also leaves his 11 grandchildren; Jennifer, Kyle, Jessica, Chase, Victoria, Veronica, Cheyenne, Derek, Hailey, Isabel, and Brody, and his best buddy “Prince”. He was predeceased by his brother Norman Frank and sister Geraldine Glassman.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, 973-584-7264, (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Thursday, December 26th, from 2 -4 and 6 – 8 p.m. The funeral service will then be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Funeral Home, with a repass to follow at the Windlass Restaurant at 12:30 pm. Donations may be made in his name to the Rotary Foundation.

December 10, 2019

Louise A Williams

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Louise A Williams, 75, died on December 10, 2019 at the Montclair Manor Home in Montclair. She was born and raised in Newark and moved to Kenvil 4 years ago. For more than 35 years she was a waitress at the Linden House Diner. She was an avid bingo player.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas F Williams in 2014 and by her Great Grandson Frankie the day before. She is survived by her daughter Michele (and Robert) Catalano of Kenvil, son William T (and Cynthia) Williams of FL, 3 sisters; Isabel Reile of FL, Patricia Yerdon of Bordentown, and Ethel Leming of Bordentown, 6 grandchildren; Brooke Marie, Jessica Swody, Nicole, William, Emily, and Herman, 11 great grandchildren; Emma, Jada, Tiara, Elani, Arianna, Brielle, Kylie, Taylor, Elija, Steven, and Gianni, and by her great great granddaughter Stella.

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

 

December 08, 2019

Carol J Strowbridge

Mt. Olive Township, NJ – Carol Jane Strowbridge died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the age of 66. She was born in Morristown on February 28, 1953, and grew up in Landing. She has been a resident of Budd Lake for the past twenty-eight years. She was passionate about education and earned a teaching degree with high honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1975, and then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree from Montclair University in 1979. She served as Principal of Randolph High School and retired as Principal from Randolph Middle School. She was beloved by her students and named Teacher of the Year in 1986. After retiring, she became an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Hackettstown, volunteered at the local food pantry, and was a member of the New Jersey Education Association. She was also an amazing cook, an extremely generous person, a devoted daughter, loving sister, and caring aunt.

She was predeceased by her father, John H. Strowbridge, Sr., in 2007. She is survived by her mother, Jessie Strowbridge (née Hunt) of Budd Lake, her brother, John H. Strowbridge, Jr. (and his wife, Joan) of Pennsylvania, and her niece, Sarah Strowbridge.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, 973-584-7264, (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Wednesday, December 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The funeral service will then be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

 

 

December 07, 2019

Helene N Bertino

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Helene Nancy Bertino, 75, died on December 7, 2019 at the V N A Hospice Center in Dover. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Barnegat, NJ before moving to Ledgewood 2 years ago. She was a retired Accounts Receivable Manager for the Manhattan Office Products Company in New York City.

 She was predeceased by her husband Frank Bertino in 2017, and is survived by her daughter Doriann Bertino of Ledgewood, step-children Rochelle Meyer, Jean Marie Marten, and Joseph Bertino, and her grandsons Eddie Lederer, Dan Marten, Jude Bertino, and Adam Bertino. 

 A graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, 11 am, at the All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens, NY

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

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