Roxbury Township, Mrs. Shirley A Moffit, 81, died on December 9, 2016 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born and raised in Rockaway Borough, and then lived in Morristown before moving to Succasunna in 1967. After graduating Rockaway High School in 1953, Shirley graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, in Brooklyn, NY in 1956. She was a Registered Nurse at Morristown Medical Center and later worked for Dr. Najarian and Dr. Gudis in Randolph.
She was pre deceased by her husband of 43 years Alfred E. Moffit Jr. in 2009, brother John “Stanley” Howell in 1990, and sister Barbara Compitello in 2010. She is survived by her 2 sons Alfred E. Moffit III, and his wife Pam Mason of Rockaway, David B. Moffit, and his wife Shawn (Hankins), and 3 Grandchildren, Gavin, Ava, and Leonard.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday 6-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Fairmont Cemetery in Califon. Donations may be made in her name to Make a Wish Foundation, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Bernadette Adone, 78, died on December 5, 2016 at home. She was born and raised in Staten Island where she lived most of her life, before moving to Roxbury Township 28 years ago. She was a secretary for St. Therese R C Church religious education for many years and also taught CCD. She was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She was previously a member and secretary at St. Ann R C Church in Staten Island.
She is survived by her 3 children; Darryl (and Diane) Adone of Staten Island, Marybeth (and Robert) Eckert of Succasunna, and Dean (and Gina) Adone of Succasunna, 6 grandchildren; Danielle, Kylie, Desiree, Kurt, Derek, and Vincent, and by her 2 brothers; Barry Kiley of FL, and Terrence Kiley of VA.
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 Liturgy will be held on Friday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.
Netcong, Mr. Warren H Crater, Jr., 83, died on December 3, 2016 at his home. He was born in Dover and grew up in Randolph, and attended Dover High School. He then served in the National Guard from 1951 – 1955. He raised his family in Wharton before moving to Netcong in 1978. He retired in 1999 from the Weldon Asphalt Company in Rockaway where he worked for 31 years. His hobbies included hunting, gun collecting, stained glass, leather working, square dancing, bowling, golfing, horseshoes, darts, and believe it or not quilting.
He is survived by his wife MaryAnn (Carrell) of 64 years, and 5 children; Diane (and Marvin) Heiskanen of Hopatcong, Susan Helfrich of Hopatcong, Karen (and David) Boyle of Alva, FL, Scott Crater (and his fiancé Marc Paolella) of Succasunna, and JoAnn Matthias of Hopatcong. He also leaves his 8 grandchildren; Kelly, Kristin, Lauren, Kari, Meagan, Brian, Jeremy, and Dylan, and 6 great grandchildren; Morgan, Austin, Gage, Katelyn, Alexander, and Trenton. He also leaves his 2 brothers; Clyde Crater of Randolph and Donald Crater of Tucson, AZ and sister Joan Rogers of Spotswood, NJ, and close friends Ed Koehler, Kermit Albertson, and Bob Smith. He was recently predeceased by his great grandson Talon Matthias.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 6 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at the Funeral Home at 11 am, with the interment to follow at the Millbrook Methodist Cemetery in Randolph. A repast will follow at the Mt. Arlington Elks Club.
Roxbury Township, Mr. Donald W. Jones, age 52, of Roxbury Township, NJ, died suddenly on November 30, 2016 as a result of a heart attack while driving for his company. No one else was injured. He was born in Dover, NJ, living most of his life in Succasunna and many years in Pennsylvania.
He graduated from Davis College in 1986 and worked as an Assistant Pastor and Youth Leader for several churches in New York. In later years he had his own landscaping business and most recently worked for the Momentum Solar Company.
Don had a love for singing, children and writing and spent many months on writing a fantasy-fiction novel. Don was a devoted uncle who loved spending time with his nephew and niece. He was predeceased by his father, Edward L. Jones, Jr. and brother Douglas E. Jones, both of Succasunna and is survived by his mother, Norma C. Jones and brother, David E. Jones, both of Succasunna, his sister, Debra E. Wood, niece Jessica L. Wood, both of Ledgewood, NJ and his nephew, Jake M. Wood, of Bladensburg, Md.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday, December 6th, from 4 – 6 pm, with the Funeral Service at 6 pm.
Roxbury Township, Mr. David Charles Eiflander, 44, died on November, 29, 2016. He was born in Belleville and grew up in Bloomfield and Tuckerton before moving to Succasunna 5 years ago. He was a truck and auto mechanic for the Weldon Quarry in Lake Hopatcong, and was member of the Heavy and General Construction Laborers’ Union, Local 472. He is remembered for making friends with everyone he met, his friendly ribbing, and his love for the unknown.
He is survived by his 2 daughters Sara and Emily Eiflander of Tuckerton, 2 brothers; William Eiflander of Succasunna, and John Eiflander and his wife Sharon of Boonton and 4 nieces and nephews; Mark Eiflander of Hawaii; Nicole Eiflander of Somerset; Jaimee and Anthony Eiflander of Cleveland, OH. He is predeceased by a brother, James Eiflander of Cleveland Ohio.
Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to St Claire’s Medical Center at https://www.st-claire.org/
Mt Olive Township, Louis Vincent Avila III, 28, died on November, 25th, 2016 at home. He was born in Glen Ridge, NJ, and first lived in Bloomfield before moving to Flanders in 1997. He was a 2006 graduate of Mt Olive High School, and earned his Computer Science degree from the County College of Morris. His most recent job position was Manager of the Internet Technology department for Bayer Pharmaceuticals in Morristown, NJ
He is survived by his parents Denise Lynn and Louis V Avila, Jr, brothers Nicholas Marc Avila of San Francisco, and Jesse Michael Avila at home, and maternal grandparents; Elvera and Arthur Drury of Brick (formerly of Bloomfield). He also leaves his uncle Arthur and Cathy Drury of Randolph, aunt Michele D’Altilio – Drury of Denville, Uncle Marc (and Jackie) Drury of Bloomfield, and aunt Renee (and Steven) Fiumefreddo of West Caldwell, cousins Jennifer and Megan Drury, Raelle and Dominick D’Altilio, and Anthony and Ashley Fiumefreddo. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents;Louis V and Jeanne Avila, and uncle Michael Avila.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264(davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 6-9 PM, and again on Wednesday morning from 11-12 noon, with the Funeral Service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice for sleep disorder research.
Bluffton, SC, Mr. Peter James Nowakowski, 48, died on November 23, 2016 in Bluffton, SC. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lived in Roxbury Township most of his life. He was a 1986 graduate of Roxbury High School. He later lived in Saylorsburg, PA before moving to Bluffton, SC, 4 years ago. He was a data wiring technician, and previously worked for UPS.
He is survived by his wife Lisa (Cimmino) Nowakowski, daughter Deanna of PA, and James Peter of SC. He also leaves his mother Barbara Nowakowski of SC, brother Mark (and Colleen) of PA, sister Lynne Nowakowski of Portland Oregon, and brother Matt (and Maureen) of Ledgewood, NJ, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2-5 PM, The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, 10 AM, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.
Roxbury Township, Mr. John J Purtell, 83, passed away on November 18, 2016 at the Kindred Care Center in Dover. He was born in Morristown, NJ on November 20, 1932, a son of the late James and Evelyn Anderson Purtell.
Jack, also known as “Honey Boy” or “Shak Jack”, resided in Randolph for more than 40 years before moving to Ledgewood. At age 16 he joined the National Guard and then served in the U S Army during the Korean Conflict. He later became a machinist at Westinghouse Elevators (later known as Schindler) in Randolph for 32 years. He was an avid sports fan, loved to brag about his grandkids, and could always be seen socializing at Mike’s Barber Shop, Muldoon’s, or Ron’s with friends.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda D’Addario and her husband Charles of Morris Township, Patricia Purtell of Florham Park; his beloved grandchildren, Andrew, Thomas, Michael, Axel and Severina; his brother, Richard Purtell and his wife Peggy of Bolivia, NC; and his sister-in-law Nora Purtell of Morris Township. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Maureen Russo and her husband James, and his brother Robert Purtell.
His Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 26th, at 11 am, at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) with an entombment to follow at the Holy Rood Cemetery Mausoleum at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at www.vfw.org .
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Leola Gordon Johnson passed away on November 17, 2016 at Merry Heart Nursing Home. She was 86 years of age. Born in Mt. Arlington on February 23, 1930 to Dr. Charles and Lulu Gordon, she was a graduate of East Stroudsburg State Teachers College. While in college, she met and married Leo Douglas Johnson of Bristol, PA. Returning home to Berkshire Valley, she taught various elementary grades in Franklin School within the Roxbury School System for over 30 years until retiring with Leo to North Carolina in 1986. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and active golfer and tennis player, Leola will be especially remembered for the many generations of Roxbury school children she shepherded with unceasing warmth, devotion and laughter.
Predeceased by her parents, her husband Leo, and her sisters, Mary Gordon Bauer and Ruth Gordon Johnson, she is survived by her three children, Robert Johnson, William Johnson and his wife Patricia, and Richard Johnson and his partner Kim; three grandchildren, Derek, Brandon, and Ryan Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to the Roxbury Township Alumni Association for scholarships.
Roxbury Township, Mr. Richard Martin Barry, 85, died on November 6, 2016 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Bronx, NY and grew up in Closter, NJ and lived in Denville and Randolph before moving to Succasunna 35 years ago. He was a retired General Contractor and owner of R M Barry Construction and previously was in sales at Onan and Bruce G M Diesel generators. He was a founding member of the Succasunna Lions Club 10 years ago and attended St. Therese R C Church.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Howlett Barry of 10 years, 4 children; Stephen Barry of PA, Leslie A (and John) Thomas of Long Valley, Michael Laterza of FL, and Debbie (and Tom) Morris of Nutley. He also leaves his 7 grandchildren; Brooke, Sean, Alex, Kristina, Bella, Molly, and Dylan, and a great grandson Hunter.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6- 8 pm, and on Thursday from 3 – 4:30 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 5 pm, at St Therese R C Church. Donations may be made in his name to St. Therese R C Church.