June 29, 2015

Faye G Muccia

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Faye G. Muccia, 81, passed away at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover on June 29th , 2015 surrounded by her loving husband and children. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and lived in Piscataway before moving to Roxbury Township 43 years ago. She worked in sales at the Macy’s Store in Rockaway since it opened and was an accomplished piano player who taught at the Music Den in Roxbury and Randolph. She was a member of St. Jude’s R C Church in Budd Lake and of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

Faye is survived by her beloved husband Dino G. Muccia of 60 years, her loving 3 children; Richard (and Robin) Muccia of East Brunswick, Barbara Muccia of Flanders, and Gerald (and Colleen) Muccia of Flanders, and 6 grandchildren whom she adored; Louis and Michael Muccia, Spencer Labaska, and Alexandra, Brittany, and Nicholas Muccia.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm and on Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Jude’s R C Church, 17 Mount Olive Road in Budd Lake, on Friday at 10 am, with the entombment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover.

 

June 26, 2015

Irene G Specht

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Irene G Specht, 93, died on June 26, 2015 at her home in Ledgewood. She was born in Newark and lived in Succasunna, Flanders, and Kunkletown, PA before moving to Ledgewood  in 1998. She was a retired secretary for the Roxbury Township Board of Education where she worked for 19 years before retiring in 1985. She was also an avid golfer and bowler, member of the R E A of Morris County, and attended the Ledgewood Baptist Church.

 She was predeceased by her husband Harry A Specht in 1995 and is survived by her daughter Carol S (and Thomas ) Cherry of Ledgewood, 2 grandchildren; Stacey (and Manny) Espiritu and Brian (and Amy) Cherry, and 4 great grandchildren; Harry and Peter Espiritu and Tommy and Brianna Cherry.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, July 5th, from 2 – 5  pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 6th, 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery.

June 24, 2015

Donald J Parks

Randolph,   Mr. Donald J Parks, 91, died on June 24, 2015 at home with his family by his side. He was born in Rockaway and grew up in Dover, graduating from Dover High School. He moved to Randolph 62 years ago, and was the President and founder of Donald J Parks, Inc. for 61 years and, was a 32nd Degree Mason F&AM in Chester for 50 years.

 He was predeceased by his wife Jessie B Parks (of 68 years) in 2010, and is survived by his 4 children; David (and Cheryl) Parks of Stroudsburg, PA, Donna L Parks of Succasunna, Ken (and Cathy) Parks of Randolph, and Sue Ann (and George) Somody of Chester. He also leaves his 14 grandchildren, 11 great grand children, and 8 Great Great Grandchildren. He was also expecting a great Granddaughter.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 12 noon – 2 pm, with a prayer at 2pm.  The interment will follow at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to the Atlantic Care Hospice, 465 South Street 2, Morristown, NJ 07960.

June 24, 2015

Keith A Spencer

Roxbury Township, Keith A. Spencer, 34, died on June 24, 2015 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Livingston and lived in Ledgewood all of his life. He was a graduate of the Early Childhood Learning Center in Chatham and he attended the Center for Enhancing Abilities in Cedar Knolls. He was also a lifelong member of Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church in Succasunna where he served as a deacon. In McARP, he participated in weekly bowling and many other activities. He was a young man who lived life to the fullest, serving others with his bright smile and heart full of joy. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his parents Janet and Doug Spencer of Ledgewood; brother Jason (and Jillian) Spencer of Succasunna; maternal grandmother Jean C. Lewis of Ledgewood; nephews, Shane and Levi Spencer and was expecting a new niece Ruby Marie Spencer; aunts, Margaret (and Bill) Finkill and Carolyn (and Robert) Kannapel; and 6 cousins, Emily, Jenny, Bethany, Rob, Steve and Andy.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be given to any of the following:

-Hillside Church Narthex Fund, 113 S. Hillside Ave., Succasunna, NJ 07876

-Progressive Comprehensive Services (Center for Enhancing Abilities), 100 E. Hanover Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

-Shepherds Camp, 122 Arrowhead Cottage Rd., Brackney, PA 18812

Friends may visit at the Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church, 113 S. Hillside Avenue, Succasunna on Sunday from 4 – 7 PM. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, 10 am, at the Church, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.  Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

June 23, 2015

Thomas R Sillence

Roxbury Township, Mr. Thomas Robert Sillence, 71, died on June 23, 2015 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where he attended Toledo University and was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.  He moved with his family to Morristown, NJ in the early 1960′s.  He worked at the Morris Plains Pharmacy before joining the military service and served with the Army’s 2nd division during the Viet Nam War, stationed in Korea.  He was honorably discharged from the service and joined the Morris Minutemen.  He worked as a policeman at the Morris Township Police Department and retired after 27 years of honorable service, receiving many awards and certifications.  During his tenure as a police officer, he was the PBA president for Local #133 during the late 1970′s and early 1980′s.  He was also a little league baseball coach in Morristown and later became a certified baseball umpire, where he umpired at high school and college baseball games in the area.  While living in New Jersey, he continued his education at Fairleigh Dickenson University and Trenton State College.  After his retirement, he worked for the Roxbury Board of Education as a bus driver.  He also drove buses for Laidlaw, Lakeland and Aristocrat charter bus companies.  He is a member of the V F W Post and the American Legion in Mine Hill.   He has been a resident of Roxbury Township for over 32 years and was a member of the Ledgewood Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his son Robert “Bob” T Sillence in 2005 and is survived by his wife Karen Lynn Sillence of 45 years, daughter Kerry (and Brad) Mittelstadt of Stanhope, granddaughter Kayla Sillence of Rockaway, brother Daniel (and Barbara Jean) Sillence of Boynton Beach, FL, and sister Suzanne (and Ben) Haines of Roxbury Township.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

Mt. Olive Township,  Mr. Richard “Rick” Miciek, Jr., 35, died on June 16, 2015 at his home in Budd Lake. He was born in Denville and grew up in Mt. Arlington, graduating Roxbury High School in 1998 and then graduated from Ohio State University in 2003 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He then served in the U S Army from 2008 to 2010. He moved to Budd Lake 3 years ago. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and member of the Pleasant Ridge Hunting Club in Mountainhome, PA and member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his mother Jaime Reinhold of Ledgewood, father Richard Miciek of Clark. He also leaves his sister Loren (and Michael) Montalto of Cranberry Twp. PA, and niece and god-daughter Gianna and nephew Ian. He was predeceased by his step-father Les Reinhold in 2004.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10 am at St. Therese R C Church, Main St, Succasunna, NJ, with the entombment to follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Donations may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Foundation.

June 14, 2015

Suzanne Mazura

Roxybury Township, Suzanne Mazura was entered into eternal rest on June 14th, 2015 at 55 years old. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA  and grew up in Randolph, NJ before moving to Succasunna, NJ 15 years ago. She graduated from Randolph High School in 1978 and worked with Wells Fargo Investment group in Summit for over 25 years.
She is survived by her parents Joan and Walter Mazura of Florida. Her brother Walter & sister in law Cindy, niece Samantha, nephew Robert Mazura. Brother David & sister in law Marla, neice Alexa Mazura. Sister Cindy and niece Eva Mazura.
Sue was an avid animal lover who devoted much of her time helping all animals and their charities. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends and all of the animals she provided with unconditional love.
In lieu of flowers, Sue wishes that all donations be made to 11th Hour Rescue in Rockaway, NJ. Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264) on Saturday, June 20th from 10am-12pm, with the Funeral Service at 11 am.

June 13, 2015

MaryLee Senatore

Roxbury Township, Mrs. MaryLee Senatore, 69, died on June 13, 2015 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born and raised in Newark and lived in Verona before moving to Succasunna 45 years ago. She was a retired Legal Secretary at the firm of Global Crossing in Florham Park. She attended St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna and was very devoted to her family and especially to her 4 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph F Senatore, of 38 years, in 2006 and is survived by her son Joseph C Senatore of Short Hills and daughter Carrie (and Richard) Sabatino of Randolph. She also leaves her 4 grandchildren; Tyler M Fehsal, Alexander Sabatino, Caitlin Lee Sabatino, and Andrew Sabatino, sister Ellen Flynn of Howell, and brother Gregory Uzzolino of S. Plainfield.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10:30 am at St. Therese R C Church, Main St, Succasunna. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) Donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association.

June 09, 2015

Mr. Kjell Rosseland

Roxbury Township, Mr. Kjell Rosseland, 78, passed recently at home in Succasunna. He was born in Rosseland, Norway and came to the United States in 1954, settling in West Orange, NJ.  He lived in Succasunna for 37 years, and was a home builder and carpenter in the Succasunna area for 37 years. He was a member of the Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church for 37 years in Succasunna, and recently Whiting Assembly of God in Whiting, NJ. 

Predeceased by Son Kenneth A. Rosseland(1997) and granddaughter Kaitlyn N. Baker(1994). He is survived by his wife Nancy F (Benson) Rosseland of 57 years. He also leaves his daughter Kristi A. Baker and Husband Robert(Bob) of Succasunna and son Eric G. Rosseland and Wife Gina of Washington Boro, NJ, and 6 grandchildren Nicholas, Jakob, Geoffrey, Brooke, Kelsey and Christopher. Brother Øyvind and sister-in-law Elin of Kristiansand Norway and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, New Jersey 07871 or Teen Challenge Center, C/O Finance Dept, PO Box 98, Rehrersburg, PA 19550 or a charity of a person’s choice. 
Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Then a memorial service on Thursday, 7:00 pm at Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church, 113 S Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ, and Burial will be private at the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.  

 

June 08, 2015

Dr. Kimberly J. Drake

Folsom, PA,  Dr. Kimberly J Drake, 45, died on June 8, 2015 at the Crozer Medical Center in Chester, PA after a short illness. She was born in Dover and grew up in Budd Lake graduating from Mt. Olive H S in 1988. She then earned her BS from Montclair State in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Education. She continued at North Carolina State University where she completed her MS and Doctorate. She was a mathematician for the U S Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Yard for many years. Previously, she interned at the Livermore Nuclear Laboratory in San Francisco, CA and for the Boeing Aircraft Company in the Space Technology department in Seattle, WA and in France at the French Institute of Science.

 She was predeceased by her mother Karen P (Pfrommer) Drake in 2012 and is survived by her father Gene (and his wife Gloria) Drake of Amherst, VA, sister Kelly A Marin of Budd Lake, brothers; Spencer C (and his wife Megan) Drake and Andy Drake, both of Amherst, VA, and by her niece Kaitlyn Marin (and fiancé Robert Sawart) of Budd Lake.

 A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, NJ. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

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