July 21, 2017

Peter P Parkas

 

 

A Celebration of the Life of Peter Parkas

 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Romans 1:16

 

Peter Parkas was born March 9, 1954 and died at age 63 on July 21, 2017. Peter’s life could never be defined by a beginning and an end.

Peter was quick to tell you about his life’s struggles as a teenager, husband and father, and his homelessness and drug addiction. However, he was unabashed and unapologetic in expressing his love for God and God’s power to transform a life, which makes his life a life to celebrate.

 

Peter served in the United States Air Force from 1974-1975 and received an honorable discharge. While homeless in Manhattan, he began reading the Bible and on November 12th, 1984, he came to a saving faith in Jesus. He married Diann Sue Krevsky on August 2, 1987. God blessed them with four children. Peter loved his family and found joy in their love for him. He was funny, passionate, intense, and an incredible storyteller. He tried very hard to put effort into his relationships because they were important to him.

 

Peter had a bachelor’s degree in business from Baruch College, a master’s degree in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Bible apologetics from Antioch Bible Baptist Seminary. Learning and teaching were two of his greatest passions, which he leaned into with full force, especially in the last decade of his life.

 

Peter was an ordained minister and an evangelist, and he applied a mission mindset to everything he did. His ability to talk with all kinds of people was amazing. Whether it was the down and out, or the well educated, he did not shy away from difficult conversations. Peter served as a vocational minister with Jews for Jesus from 1989-1995, Ariel Ministries from 1996-1999 and CJF Ministries from 2001 until his death.

 

In capsulizing Peter’s life, his family will always remember him for his passion for people and the gospel, and for his dedication to becoming a better man through every trial and chapter of his life.

 

One of Peter’s favorite verses captures perfectly his commitment to growing in the Lord day by day: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

 

Peter is survived by his wife Diann, his four children Arielle Randle (David), Levi, Josiah, and Simone, his granddaughter Yael, his sister Dr. Valerie Kendler, and many more friends and loved ones.

 

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday 4 pm at the Grace Bible Church in Netcong with the Rev Neil Lines officiating. The interment with military honors will be held privately at the North New Jersey Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, at a later date. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).

 

 

July 19, 2017

Johanna K Haig

        Johanna K. Haig, 94, died on July 19, 2017, at the Paragon Village in Mt. Olive Township, NJ.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Ridgewood, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Melbourne, FL before moving to Flanders, NJ in 1997.
        She was predeceased by her husband Robert J. Haig in 2001 and is survived by her daughter Joanne Johnstone of Washington, NJ and her son Robert and daughter-in-law Susan Haig of Westport, MA. She also leaves her 4 grandchildren; Keith Haig, Matthew Casse and his wife Colleen, Scott Haig and his wife Laurie and Maryellen Jagusak and her husband Matthew; 7 great grandchildren; Charlotte, Lily, Ryan, Robert, Ella, Catherine, and Matthew; her sister Madeline Horvath and husband, Louis Horvath and their children Alan, Lynn, Dennis and his wife Olga and daughter Hailey.  
        Johanna was a homemaker and loved to knit and crochet.  She was famous for her pies (lemon meringue, chocolate cream and banana cream), cupcakes and pot roast.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders.  Johanna will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, sweet personality and love of family.
        Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna NJ, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 9 – 10:30 am. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 11 am, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.ORG

 

July 07, 2017

Eugene M DeLorenzo

Roxbury Township, Eugene M DeLorenzo, 77, died on July 7, 2017 at St Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born in Passaic and grew up in Clifton. He moved to Succasunna 50 years ago. He earned his BS from Rensselaer Poly Tech Institute and was a manufacturing engineer at Saint – Gobain in Fairlawn for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan DeLorenzo,  5 children; Michael (and Dorothy) DeLorenzo, Lori (and Michael) DeLorenzo, Christine (and Bill) DeLorenzo, Jennine Kunzig, and Mark (and Rose) DeLorenzo, 6 grandchildren; Courtney, Phoenix, Savannah, Samantha, Cassandra, and Mia Rose, and his sister Elaine Flores of FL.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com). A Memorial Service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders on Monday, July 24th, at 11 am. The interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. In liue of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ.  07092 or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 61 Main St. Flanders, NJ  07836.

June 28, 2017

Ethan Maurice Velez

Roxbury Township, Baby Boy Ethan Maurice Velez was born on June 24, 2017 and passed away on June 28, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center. He is survived by his loving parents Lauren (Bergeron) and Robert Velez, of Succasunna. He also leaves his brothers; Damian and Jeremy, sisters; Rachel and Elise, maternal grandparents Thomas and Marilyn Bergeron, paternal grandparents Maria and Miguel Garcia, and several aunts and uncles.

 

Friends may visit for a memorial at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, July 7th, from 7 – 9 pm. Donations may be made in his name through his parents, c/o the Funeral Home address.

June 28, 2017

Brenda Joyce Argenziano

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Brenda Joyce Argenziano, 66, died on June 28, 2017 at her home. She was born in Passaic and grew up in West Paterson. She lived in Rockaway before moving to Succasunna 34 years ago. She worked in marketing and merchandising for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, based in San Leandro, CA, and enjoyed crocheting and crafting. She attended St. Lawrence R C Church in Chester, was a former member of the Roxbury Township PTA and Roxbury Band Parents Association, and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kenvil VFW Post 2833.

She is survived by her husband Charles Argenziano of 47 years, 3 children; Scott (and Laura) Argenziano of Dover, Jesse (and Heather) Argenziano of Marlton, and Carri Anne (and Eric) Buck of Roxbury Township, 2 granddaughters; Leah Buck and Avery Buck, brother Robert (and Patty) Wojcik of Norwood, brother-in-law Edward (and Corinne) Argenziano of FL, and sister-in-law Maria Scott of Mt. Laurel.

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 Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10:30 am, at St. Lawrence R C Church in Chester, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

 

June 20, 2017

Charles Parinello, Sr.

Lake Hiawatha, Mr. Charles Parinello, Sr, 77, died on June 20, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Glen Ridge and grew up in Chatham, New Jersey, before moving to Lake Hiawatha 52 years ago. He earned his Masters Degree from Montclair State University and was an industrial arts teacher in Elmwood Park for 35 years before retiring. He was an avid car and motorcycle guy. He enjoyed many car shows in his 32 Ford. He was also a long time member of The North Jersey Street Rod Association. He took many trips cross country in either the 32, his Corvette or on his motorcycle. He loved the scenery and loved driving. He always came back with many stories to tell. He also loved racing cars, and on many a weekend could be found at the drags.

He is survived by his 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 sisters.

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

 

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Suzanne E Sillence Haines, 63, died on June 8, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Morris Township, before moving to Succasunna 30 years ago. She was a graduate of Morristown High School and earned her BA degree from Montclair University graduating Summa Cum Laude. She was a VP of Marketing for Designer Greetings in Edison and previously worked for Panasonic and Singer Sewing Co. in marketing. She was multilingual, fluent in French, loved music and animals and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Morris Plains.
     She is survived by her husband Benjamin H Haines, Jr. of 39 years, whom she met 47 years ago and who has loved and cherished her as the beautiful person that gave joy to his whole life. She also leaves her brother-in-law Thomas A. Haines of Hackettstown NJ, Sharon Haines of Bloomington IN, Dana Haines of Succasunna NJ, Daniel T Sillence of FL, nieces and nephews;  Dawn Brauneller of Edinburgh IN, Lori Haines of Lake Hiawatha NJ, Daniel Sillence, Jennifer, Kerry Mittelstadt, and James Stuart Sillence, Jr.
     Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday morning at 10 am. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, 11 am, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

June 08, 2017

Ann E Cole

Greenwood, S C, Mrs. Ann E Cole, 84, died on June 8, 2017 in S C. She was born in East Orange and lived in Succasunna most of her life before moving to S C, 2 years ago. She was an E M T Technician and volunteer for the Roxbury Township Rescue Squad for 48 years. She was also a past president of the Roxbury Township Ladies Auxiliary for the Fire Company #1, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Dover, and member of the Ledgewood Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband George W Cole in 1991, and is survived by her son Douglas (and Kim) Cole of Hackettstown and daughter Lori Sue (and Cotton) McMahan, grandson Ryan George (and Elizabeth) Bunn and great granddaughter Audrey Haven Bunn, all of Greenwood, SC, and her sisters-in-law; Lois Berwanger of Ledgewood, and Eda Kunzer of Stanhope.

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, 11 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Donations may be made in her name to the Roxbury First Aide Squad or to The Hospice House in Greenwood, SC.

June 06, 2017

Layne G Morris

Mt. Arlington, Mr. Layne Gerald Morris, 68, died on June 6, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born in Orange, NJ and lived in Lake Rogerene for 26 years. He was a sewer plant operator in Morristown for many years, and served on the Mt. Arlington Sewer Committee and Morristown Planning Board. He also worked for the F. M. Kirby Foundation in Morristown for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife Deborah (Tracey) Morris of 36 years, his 4 children; Corie (and Max) Diaz of East Hanover, Jesse (and Jennifer) Morris of Succasunna, Magee (and Tim) McEnteer of Randolph, and Mackenzie (and Chris) Irving of Succasunna. He also leaves his brother Benjamin Morris and sister Sharon Bardes, 6 grandsons; Ethan, Cooper, Lincoln, Cruz, Jackson, and Bennett.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 2 – 5 pm.

Roxbury Township, Olive “Joy” O’Connell passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 28, 2017. An angel has gained her wings. She was 83.
Born on January 8, 1934 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late James and Mabel (Griswold) Noonan. She was a lifelong resident of New Jersey, growing up in Mount Tabor, before settling down with her own family in Roxbury.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, John “Jack” O’Connell in 2016. They were married on August 23, 1959 and were married for 57 wonderful years.

Joy worked as a cook for the Roxbury School District before retiring in 2000 after 25 years. Upon retiring, Joy and her late husband, Jack, purchased their own business, Jack’s Joy, before deciding to officially retire in 2008.

Joy was happiest when she was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She will be remembered as a bright, shining light by all who knew her and those that loved her.

Joy is survived by her children, James O’Connell and his wife, Jacqueline of Hopatcong; Deborah O’Connell of Byram; and Faith O’Connell of Mount Pocono. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Amanda, John, Stephanie, James, Nicholas, and Jessica; and five great grandchildren, Gabriella Joy, Kayleigh, John, Luke, and Madelyn. Joy is also survived by her sister, Faith “Tess” Gibbs of Aliquippa, PA.

Friends may offer their condolences to the family at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, on Thursday from 4 – 7 pm. The funeral will be held on Friday, 10 am at the funeral home, followed by the interment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.”

 

 

 

 

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