September 17, 2021

Michael R Gulick

Chester Twp., Mr. Michael R Gulick, 60, died on September 17, 2021. He was born in Dover and lived most all of his life in Roxbury Township, moving to Chester last year. He was a 1980 graduate of Roxbury High School and the proud President & Owner of Tree King, Inc. in Landing.

Mike spent most of his life building a company and giving back through donations and contributions within the same town and church he grew up in. He enjoyed coaching his children’s sports teams within Roxbury Township Recreation. There was nothing he loved more than fishing and boating with his family and friends.

He was the son of the late Harold and Mary Ellen Gulick and was predeceased by his sister Patricia Chaparro. He is survived by his loving wife Denise A (Fanelli) Gulick of 36 years, and by his 5 children; Jennifer (and Justin) Shaver, Robert (and Kayla) Gulick, Ryan Gulick, Megan Gulick, and Matthew Gulick; and his granddaughter Sloane Gulick. He also leaves his sister Mary Ellen Dugan, and brothers; Harold Jr. (and Lorraine) and Kenneth (and Mary Ann) Gulick; and lifelong friends Robert Goetting and Bill Turton. He was a proud uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Tuesday (September 21st) from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 pm. Donations may be made in his name to Alzheimer’s Association.





September 16, 2021

Dona E McCurdy

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Dona E McCurdy, 76, died on September 16, 2021 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in France and grew up in Dover. She then lived in Mt. Olive Twp. where she was a school bus driver, later moving to Roxbury Township where she worked in finance for Monroe Systems of Business. She was also very handy at home repairs and carpentry, and was an avid cook.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard G McCurdy (of 22 years) in 2009, and by her son Robert J McCurdy in 2010. She is survived by her 3 sons;Edward J Gannon of Boston, MA, Scott R (and Christina) Gannon of Flanders, and Jimmy Gannon, Sr of Mine Hill, 4 loving grandchildren, and many friends and relatives.

 Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Wednesday (September 22nd) from 9 – 11 am. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 11 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Randolph, at a later date.

September 13, 2021

Irene M Biros

Cranberry, NJ: Mrs. Irene M. Biros, 91, died on September 13,2021, at The Elms of Cranberry. She was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, and graduated from Coughlin High School. After marrying in 1952, Irene moved to Passaic and Wallington, NJ; then, later to Randolph, NJ, where she resided for over 50 years. For the past five years, she resided in Cranberry, NJ.

Irene was predeceased by her husband of fifty-six years, Bernard E. Biros, in 2008. Irene was the daughter of John and Julia Drumetski and she is survived by one sister, Kathleen Horos, of Pennsylvania, one brother, William Drumetski, of Texas, 3 daughters: Bernice Burns of Morris Plains, NJ, Linda and Paul Hammonds of Georgia, Barbara and David Raisch of Manahawkin, NJ. Irene also leaves her five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Irene worked at Stuhl Engraving for approximately 20 years. She was a founding member of St. Matthew’s R.C. Church in lronia. In addition, she was formerly an active member of Saint Tereasa’s in Succasunna, assisted during numerous church activities, as well as, worked along side of Bernard, her husband, during VFW events. Irene contributed to numerous charities, both local and national organizations.

Irene was also proud of her Polish heritage, passing on its rich customs to her daughters, grand children and great grandchildren, especially during the holidays.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 10:00 AM, at St. Matthew’s R.C. Church, Ironia. The interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, NJ.

Arrangements are by Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, 973- 584-7 264. (



September 08, 2021

Robert Boyle



Roxbury Township, Mr. Robert Boyle, 53, died on September 8, 2021 at the Morristown Medical Center surrounded by his family. He courageously endured numerous health challenges over the course of his life.

Robert was born in Dover General Hospital and lived in Succasunna, NJ his entire life. A graduate of Roxbury High School, he earned his BS degree from East Stroudsburg University in PA. He was a graduate of St. Therese School. Robert worked as an office manager and administrative assistant at Century 21 Realty in Rockaway for many years. Bob was a devoted son and brother who selflessly cared for his mother. He (Uncle Bob) was very generous with his time and attention with his nephews and nieces, then with his great nephews and nieces. Bob was thoughtful friend to many people. He enjoyed going to concerts and the movie theater and spending time with his family. Bob found joy while decorating for the holidays, Halloween and Christmas were his favorites. As well as entertaining guests with delicious food, he prepared. He loved keeping the pantry filled and the home comfortable. During his time caring for his parents, Bob kept busy and created a niche business in building and selling model kits and other specialty items. Bob had an outstanding memory, many times surprising us with details that had been forgotten.

 He was predeceased by his beloved mother Margaret Boyle in 2019 and by his brother Edward M. Boyle in 2011. He is survived by his father James A. Boyle and by his 5 remaining brothers and sisters; 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, and Christopher (and Karen) Boyle of Flanders. He also leaves his 14 nephews and nieces; Jackie, Tricia, James, Dan, Johanna, Sue, Olivette, Theo, Charlie, Catherine, Claire, Chris Shane & Scott, and 9 great nephews and nieces; Trevor, Ryan, Hadley, Gwen, Gabe, Kate, Evie, Jim & Nate. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

.Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Friday (September 10th) from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. The interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in his name to the Market Street Mission, 9 Market Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



August 29, 2021

Charles T Goring

Charles Goring passed away peacefully Sunday night, August 29, 2021, at the Morristown Memorial Hospital. Charles was just 66 years old. As a motorcycle rider for 50 years, Charles was of strong Faith and was prepared for his final ride and journey on the Highway to Heaven.

Charles was born on May 22, 1955, in Newark New Jersey, to Frederick and Hannah Goring. Charles spent his life in Lyndhurst and during the last 7 years in Long Valley. He was a Graduate of Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology.

Charles was very close to his family, to his friends, and his beloved dogs, Rouge, Drifter and Buddy Dawg, over the past decades. Charles was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed traveling the United States on his motorcycles. He also was an outdoorsman, domino player, mechanic, and an avid Goofy collector. He enjoyed fishing, Lionel trains, drag racing on his drag bike, building and repairing motorcycles with his CeTee Cycle Supply business and attending motorcycle flea markets selling his parts and supplies. It was also where he met Malcolm Forbes (motorcycle collector/rider) & Elizabeth Taylor, where they shared stories about motorcycles and traveling the open road. He loved watching the old classic movies and listening to his favorite’s hits from the 70’ and 80’s and Hard Rock.

Charles was known for his smile and positive attitude uplifting others as they struggled with their own health issues, while he also battled Cancer and a disabling leg injury from 35 years ago. While battling these health issues, Charles became a guest motivational speaker at a rehab center. This was further evidenced during his stay at his last rehab center where he visited other patients and motivated them to live every day with a smile and lifted them up with his positive attitude.

While recovering from a new cancer infection and many surgeries and even earlier beating Cancer, he is remembered for his Good Morning and Good Night posts on Facebook with Goofy pictures and motivational sayings. We all looked forward to those posts and our zoom meetings while he was in the rehab facility isolated by Covid.

Charles was a man who didn’t have a mean bone in his body, a warm friendly man, who made his mark in the world not with grand gestures or fancy titles, but by the basic goodness and generosity of his character, by the quality of his involvement with his fellow man, and how he brought out these qualities in others. Charles was a man of strong Christian Faith which carried him thru the many surgeries, cancer battles and shaped his resolve to win the battles and overcome the challenges.

There were many wonderful aspects to Charles life, and many ways that he touched our lives. He will be remembered as a wonderful brother, brother-in-law, a great friend, a generous uncle, cousin, and a friendly face in town, or in his repair garage fixing motorcycles. In all these ways and more, he made our lives richer and fuller. The gift of Charles life is still here with us. He lives on in our memories and stories, and as a source of inspiration and strength. In this way we will keep the gift of Charles life alive.

Charles is survived by his Sister Madeline Dorothy Heard & husband Craig, nephews: Craig Frederick Heard & Katrina, Rick John Goring, nieces: Melissa Ann Fagan & husband Rusty & daughter Adele, Kristen Dorothy Laughland & husband Rick, Susan Chantre & husband Marlon, Sister-in-Law Judy Goring, Uncle Stuart Endress & Corinne, Cousin Bill Hevert & Larry, & Cousin Pat Welch. Charles’s brother, Rickey, passed away only months ago from Cancer.

To respect his wishes, Family and friends will be celebrating his life at a date in the future.







August 27, 2021

Joseph G Tekula

Roxbury Township, Mr. Joseph G. Tekula, 80, died peacefully on August 27, 2021 at his home. He was born in Newark, grew up in West Caldwell, and graduated from the Grover Cleveland High School. He then proudly served in the United States Air Force, where he met his wife in England. Later he moved to Roxbury Township where he resided for 55 years. He was the founder and owner of Century 21 Joe Tekula Realty in Succasunna for many years. As an active member of St. Therese RC Church, he served as a Eucharistic Minister, member of their Knights of Columbus, and volunteer. He was also an avid fisherman and member of the Knee Deep Club, founding member of the West Morris Area YMCA, and gave many hours as a volunteer at the Lyons VA Hospital and at Merry Heart Nursing Home. He was a former member of the Roxbury Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sheila Tekula (nee Warby), daughter Jo-Ann Schott of Long Valley, and son Joseph J. (and Christine) Tekula of Belvidere. He also leaves his grandchildren; Lauren (and Jeffrey) Sheehan, Cameron (and Elyse) Schott, and Kayla Schott (fiancé Ryan Cross), great grandchildren Tristan and Henry Sheehan and Everett Schott, and sister Susan (and Leo) LaFlesh, brother David (and Elaine) Tekula, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Liturgy, with Military Honors, will be held on Friday September 3rd, 10 am, at St. Therese RC Church in Succasunna.

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




August 18, 2021

Ruth Ann Chesler

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Ruth Ann Chesler (nee Kelly), 95, died peacefully at home on August 18, 2021. She was born and raised in Allendale, NJ and later lived in Brooklyn from 1944-1956before moving to Succasunna 65 years ago. She was a graduate of the Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing and was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII. She was a registered nurse at the Todd Shipyards in Brooklyn from 1948-1957. She then became the Director of Employee Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital before retiring to raise her children. She returned to work at Lyons VA Hospital in 1983 until her retirement in 1997.

She took an active role in the community as a Girl Scout Brownie Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, and President of the Boy Scout Mothers’ Club. She was President of the Roxbury High School Gaels Marching Band and was instrumental for raising funds for new uniforms for the band and the color guard. She spent many years as the President of the Roxbury Senior Citizens Club and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a member of St. Therese RC Church in Succasunna.

She had a love of gardening, sewing, crafts, travel, Walt Disney World and a special way with animals.

She was predeceased by her husband Harry A “Jay” Chesler, Jr in 1997. She is survived by her daughter Kelly A. S.(and John Miller) Chesler of Succasunna, and son Harry Alexis “Lex” (and Margaret Harris) Chesler, III of San Francisco, CA. She also leaves her granddaughter Hariette Alexis Chesler of San Francisco,CA, and brother Thomas (and Nicole) Kelly of Reno, NV. 

 Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Tuesday (August 24th) from 4 – 7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. The interment will follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Roxbury Volunteer Fire Company #1 122 Main Street Succasunna, NJ 07876




August 16, 2021

Donald John Jaronsky, II

Blairstown, NJ. Mr. Donald John Jaronsky II died on August 16, 2021. He was born in the Bronx, NY on October 7, 1962, and lived in Hopatcong before moving to Blairstown, NJ. He was an owner and cofounder of Landscape Originals, Inc., in Blairstown, NJ, where he creatively designed landscape construction projects and installed fiberglass pools.

 He is survived by his children; Donald John (and wife Sarah Carroll) Jaronsky III and Nicole Jaronsky, wife Phyllis (Barone) Jaronsky, grandchildren; Peyton Jaronsky and Liam Jaronsky, mother Elsie Lombardo, three brothers; Christopher (and wife and sons Shelly, Christopher, David, Jake and Max) Jaronsky, Michael (and son Michael) Jaronsky, and Steven Jaronsky.

Don started Landscape Originals, Inc. 31 years ago, accompanied by his partner, Dennis Kovalcik. His son, Donald Jaronsky, has also played an integral part in the company’s success. The work done by Landscape Originals, Inc., has made it on the cover of Latham Pools magazine and has won multiple first place awards in national pool design contests. Their work was truly outstanding and deserving of recognition.

Don found pride in his work, his children, and most of all his grandchildren. He was the most incredible grandfather and was so loved by his two grandchildren, Peyton and Liam, who knew him as “Pop”.

Outside of work and family, you could find Don on his boat on Lake Hopatcong. He lived for lake days with his charismatic and loving group of friends; Dean, Lou, Scott and Ulysses to name a few of many.

He was a funny and simple man who always had a positive outlook on life. To know him, was truly to love him.

 A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 21, 2021 at 2 – 6 pm, at the Jefferson House, at Lake Hopatcong.

 Arrangements are by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna NJ 973-584-7264 (


August 11, 2021

Dr. Robert W Edwards

Dr. Robert W Edwards, MD died on August 11, 2021 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. He was born in Whitestone in Queens, NY.  He lived in Succasunna most of his life before moving to Mt. Arlington 5 years ago.

He graduated from St. John’s University in NYC and earned his Medical Degree from New York Medical College, and then joined the U S Navy during the Vietnam Era. He worked as a local pediatrician in Succasunna for more than 50 years and was on the staff of Dover General and St. Clare’s Hospitals. He was cherished by of his patients for his kind demeanor and gentle bedside manner, as well as his medical expertise.

Bob was a faithful member of St. Therese parish in Succasunna for over 50 years. An avid baseball fan, Bob rarely missed a Yankees game. He also enjoyed reading and music, and in his younger years would often entertain friends by playing his favorite songs on the piano. During his 32 years of marriage to his beloved wife Gail, he enjoyed traveling and dining out at their favorite restaurants.  Most of all, Bob loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He considered it his greatest blessing to care for his disabled son, John, whom he described as his “angel on earth.”

He was predeceased by his wife Gail (nee Saylor) in 1996, and by his sister Judy Cherico.   He is survived by his sister Diane and his 5 children: Kevin L Edwards (and fiancé Darlene Ehrhart) of Venice, FL, Mary B (and Doug) Kortrey of Glen Ridge, Beth A Edwards (and Jim Merritt) of Whitestone, NY, Rob G (and Emily) Edwards of Hackettstown, and John D Edwards of Branchville. He also leaves 11 grandchildren: Matthew, Sarah, Mac, Rose, Lillie, Daniel, Branden, Nicholas, Jimmy, Anthony, and Kyle.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Sunday  (August 15th)  from   2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. The interment will follow, with Military Honors, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in East Hanover, NJ

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SCARC Foundation, Inc. at www.



August 10, 2021

Robert Cooper

Mr. Robert E Cooper, 62, passed on Tuesday August 10, 2021 with family by his side. He was born and raised in Wharton and lived in Succasunna and Budd Lake most of his life, before moving to Long Valley 2 years ago. He was a Senior Manager of Production at Powertech Converter Corp in Budd Lake for the past five years. Prior to, he worked at TDI for the majority of his career. He loved camping at Driftstone, anything boating, was an avid volleyball player and a strong believer that it was always 5 o’clock somewhere.

 He is survived by his beloved significant other Ginny Vogt, his son Brian and his wife Brittney Cooper of Succasunna, daughter Brittney and her husband Anthony Alecci of Rockaway, brother Jack and wife Barbara Cooper of VA, nieces and nephew; Amy and wife Kala Cooper, Katie and husband Ricky Martinez, and Kyle Cooper, former wife/friend Diane Cooper and lifelong best friend Keith Sicsko. He is predeceased by his parents, Jack and Ruth Cooper of Wharton. 

 Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Saturday (August 14th, 2021) from 2 – 5 pm.



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