Joseph P Hanusocky, 79, died peacefully on February 9, 2017 at the Newton Medical Center surrounded by his four daughters. He was born in Yonkers and grew up in the Bronx, NY. He then raised his family in Mt. Arlington before moving to Manahawken 19 years ago. He served in the U S Army National Guard during the Viet Nam War and then worked as an engineer for the Bell Telephone Company in Morristown for 36 years before retiring in 1992. He was a former member of Our Lady Of The Lake R C Church in Mt. Arlington, and also loved boating on Lake Hopatcong, fishing, gardening, and vacationing on L.B.I
He was predeceased by his wife Suzanne E (Gallagher) Hanusocky (of 42 years) in 2006.He is survived by his 4 daughters; Denise L (and Gary) Schumann of Green Twp, Michelle L Hanusocky of Green Twp, Andrea L (and Leonard) Chetti of Ewing, and Christine A (and Patrick) Farrell of Mansfield, 9 Grandchildren; Stephen, Brittany, Sean, Ryan, Allyson, Nicholas, Derek, Kevin, and Jack.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 4-7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at the Good Shepherd R C Church in Andover, with the interment to follow at the Church Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, PO Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Elizabeth Mary McMahon, 89, died on February 8, 2017 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home. She was born and raised in Long Island, NY, and lived in Lake Hiawatha before moving to Succasunna 11 years ago. She was a homemaker and attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bartholomew J McMahon in 1998, and by her son James McMahon in 1997. She is survived by her son Michael (and Cathy) McMahon of Virginia Beach, 3 daughters; Christine (and Michael) Parker of Flanders, Carol Enyart from Zebulon GA, and Laura (and Steven) Milelli of Succasunna. She also leaves her 10 Grandchildren; Jennifer, Tara, Megan, Caitlin, Thomas, James Jr., Steven, Ryan, Nick, And Lauren. 11 Great Children Brianna, Rachel, Jack, Sophia, Michael, Isa, Ethan, Emma, Aiden, Tyler, and Jaxon.
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 am, at St. Elizabeth R C Church in Flanders, with the interment to follow at the Restland Cemetery in East Hanover.
Hopatcong, NJ Mrs. Jean A Kautzmann, 79, passed away on February 6, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover with her son and daughter by her side. She was born in Florham Park and grew up in Cedar Knolls before moving to Succasunna. She moved to Hopatcong in 1980. She was a machine operator at Jace Precision in Morristown and enjoyed gardening, cooking, while being very devoted to her children and grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her daughter Laura Kautzmann in 2004, her grandson Michael Kautzmann in 2009, 2 brothers and a sister; William Wintermute, Jeff Wintermute, and Pat Nemeth. She is survived by her son George Kautzmann, with whom she lived in Hopatcong, and Brenda (and Larry) Isherwood of Succasunna, 2 grandchildren; Amy (and Jay) Boesner of Flanders and Matthew Isherwood of Morristown. She also leaves her 6 brothers and sisters; (twin) Janet Henderson, Josiah Wintermute, Kathleen Wiedele, John Wintermute, Marie Farley, and Cindy Eckhoff.
Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com). The family will be making arrangements for a private celebration of life gathering at a later date.
Roxbury Twp: Mr. John Pallotta, 86, passed away on February 3, 2017 at the House Of The Good Shepherd in Hackettstown NJ. John was born in Paterson and moved to Succasunna 55 years ago. He served in the U S Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a 1959 graduate from the N J State Troopers Academy in Seagirt and became a Commander in Somerville, Netcong, and Trenton for more than 25 years. He was a Past President of the Retired State Troopers Association. Following his retirement he became very active running many golf outings and dinners for Troop B. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with his grandsons, and also a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.
He was predeceased by his first wife Mary Frances Pallotta in 1989, son John Scott Pallotta in 1992, and his 2nd wife Jane Powers Pallotta in 2009. He is survived by his daughter Darlene (and Marty) Jasion of Hackettstown, his 2 brothers Nick (and Jean) Pallotta of Totawa, and Anthony (and Jueine) Pallotta of Wyckoff, 3 grandsons; Scott Taylor and Joey Taylor of Succasunna, and Nicholas Taylor of Dallas, TX.
Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 AM, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in East Hanover. Donations may be made in his name to the N J State Police Fraternal Association, at stfa.org
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Anna Theresa Zavatski died on January 26, 2017 at the Paragon Village in Mt. Olive Township. She was born in Nanticoke, PA and lived in Succasunna for many years before moving to Paragon Village 3 years ago. She was a cafeteria worker at the Eisenhower Middle School in Roxbury Township for more than 30 years. She often spoke of the hundreds of children whose lives she touched at the schools. She also loved watching all her grandchildren playing sports, and was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.
She was predeceased by her husband Henry Zavatski in 2002, and by her 6 brothers and a sister. She is survived by her 2 daughters; Mariann (and Bruce) Smith of Hackettstown and Patricia (and Joseph) Gentile of Blackwood, NJ. She also leaves her 2 sisters; Henrietta Romanowski of Wilmington. DE and Marie Yandrofski of Nanticoke, PA, 4 grandchildren; Lisa Hughes, Marc Smith, Eric Gentile, and Brent Gentile, and 3 great grandchildren; Alexis Hughes, Camryn Hughes, and Aiden Gentile.
Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264(davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 1 – 3 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 3 pm at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Dover at a later date. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Roxbury Township, Mr. Stephen J Ditta, 92, went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2017 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. He was born in New York City and lived in Flushing, Queens, NY before moving to Succasunna a year and a half ago. Stephen graduated electrical school in 1941. He served in the U S Army Air Corps as an electrician during WW II where he developed a love of air flight. He was employed as hobbyist at the American Hobby Shop in New York City for over 30 years. He also attended St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.
Stephen is survived by his son Anthony Ditta (and wife Donna) of Brick, 2 brothers; Leiborio Ditta of Succasunna, and Joseph Ditta of Brooklyn, great niece Hope Gonzales of Succasunna, and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Anne Wagner-Ditta in 1999, daughters Antoinette Ditta and Donna Schallaci, and sister Lena Sardina.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 12 – 2 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Dover.
Fred W. Barkman, 70, originally from Chester NJ died on January 20, 2017 with his family at his side. He was born in Somerville and graduated from Roxbury High School in 1964.
Fred, his twin brother Walter and the Barkman family farmed in Flanders for many years, raising a herd of dairy cattle and other livestock. Fred also worked for many other family farms in the area including Rolling Green Farm in Long Valley. Farming was his first love.
In the early 70’s, after working for several years for Conover Brothers Bus Company in Chester, Fred and his brother started Barkman Buses Inc. and later Progressive Charter in Boonton and Fred soon settled into a long career in the charter bus business. He quickly became the ‘go to’ guy for organizing and leading small and large group tours and through the next 40 years, maintained close relationships with hundreds of tour leaders and companies who sought him out not just for his knowledge and expertise but his love of his work, his dedication to always going above and beyond and the smile that never seemed to end. At the time of his death, Fred was working for E. Vanderhoof and Sons in West Orange.
During the 80’s, Fred also traveled as the tour operator and driver with Grammy award winning jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and his band. On their 1980 album, It’s My Time, the band wrote and dedicated a song to Fred called Spirit of St. Frederick. Fred’s music of choice was country music but he loved Maynard and the band and the Spirit of St. Frederick.
Fred was predeceased by his twin brother Walter R. Barkman in 2015 and by his parents Radford W. and Virginia (nee Newton) Barkman. He is survived by his sister Cynthia L. Barkman and her husband Ron J. Caruso of Long Valley, nephew Walter R. Barkman and his wife Navah of Newton, 5 nieces and nephews; David, Josh, Ruth, Tamara, and Robert, his sister-in-law Kathleen Barkman of Randolph as well as many close friends including Carlos Diez of Lake Hiawatha.
Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264
(davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 3 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 10 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 283 James Street in Morristown, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.
Donations in Fred’s memory are welcome to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Marc Ryan Cooper of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey passed away on January 15, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center. He was a 2009 graduate of Mountain Lakes High School, where he was a member of the varsity football team. In 2014, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, and was applying for his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He had numerous specialty certifications, and worked as a personal trainer and Physical Therapy Tech.
Marc was a founding member of the Corpus Christi chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity and worked with the Wounded Warrior Project as his service pledge. He was an avid snowboarder, and enjoyed ski trips to the Italian, French and Swiss Alps, Whistler-Blackcomb, Colorado, and Vermont. He also traveled to the Caribbean, Windward Islands, and cruised the Mediterranean. While in Texas, he learned wakeboarding and kiteboarding. He loved sports cars and tried his hand at car racing. He enjoyed all types of music, and played guitar and drums. Marc spoke fluent Spanish.
Marc was able to give the gift of life through the NJ Sharing Network. So far, he has saved the lives of 5 transplant recipients with his organ donations, and will be helping up to 40 people in the coming days. He was honored with a flag raising ceremony at Morristown Medical Center on the day of his donations.
He is survived by his parents Jean C. Abbott and Dr. Roger W. Cooper Jr. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Dorothea C. Abbott, brothers and sister; James (and Jennifer) Cooper, Jonathan (and Danielle) Cooper, Caroline Cooper (and fiancé, Adam May), and Matthew Cooper, and nieces and nephews; James Jr., Joey, Ellie, Lynny, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 2-5 pm, with a Family Service at 4 pm. Donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.
Roxbury twp. Mr. Matthew John Harmsen Menendez, 22, died on January 10th, 2017 in Boynton Beach, FL. He was born in Livingston at the St. Barnabas Hospital, and lived in Succasunna all of his life. He was a member of St. Therese R C Church and went to St. Therese School and Roxbury High School.
He was an aspiring song writer and rapper, and loved dirt bike riding, and motorcycles. He also enjoyed ice hockey, and skating.
He is survived by his parents Judy and David Menendez of Succasunna, Brother David (and Chelsea LaValle) Menendez at home, nephew Carter Menendez, Niece Ayva Menendez, several Aunts and Uncles, as well as many Cousins.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 pm. The Memorial Service will be held at 8 pm at the Funeral Home. The interment will follow at the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in East Hanover at a later date.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Virginia J Preziosi, 92, died on January 8, 2017 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Center in Fredon Township. She was born and raised in Dover and lived in Kenvil for 66 years. She was a seamstress at McGregor Mills in Dover and enjoyed sewing as a career and hobby. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and doing puzzles.
She was predeceased by her husband John A Preziosi, Sr. in 2011 and by her grandson Shawn. She is survived by her 3 children; Sue Ann (and Frank) Kaenrath of Long Valley, John Jr. (and Pat) Preziosi of Myrtle Beach, SC and James Preziosi of Daytona Beach, FL. She also leaves her 5 grandchildren; Bryan, Capria, Tara, James, and Joseph, and 5 great grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.