November 25, 2021

Donald Cole, III

Hackettstown, Mr. Donald Cole, III, 53, died on November 25, 2021 at the Hackettstown Hospital. He was born in Dover and grew up in Roxbury Township and was a 1986 graduate of Roxbury High School. He was working for the Parenta & Sons welding company in Boonton for 35 years.

He was predeceased by his father Donald Cole, Jr. in 2011 and is survived by his mother Linda (Webb Cole) McDonald and her husband Richard of Berkshire Valley. He also leaves his brother Thomas (and Rebecca) Cole of Green Township, step-brother Casey (and Laura) McDonald of Greenfield, NY and step-sister Shanna Maher of West Carlton, NY, and 6 nieces and nephews; Matthew and Julianna Cole, James and Colin McDonald, and Christopher and Chase Maher.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Sunday (November 28th) from 2 – 5 pm. The interment will be held at the Mt. Olive Cemetery at a later date.Donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association.

November 18, 2021

Elizabeth B Chaney

Randolph Township, Mrs. Elizabeth B (Betty) Chaney, 92, died on November 18, 2021 at the Randolph Sunrise Assisted Living Center. She was born and raised in Upper Marlboro, MD, and moved to Mt. Arlington in 2004 to be closer to family, before her final move to Randolph 10 years ago. She retired after serving as an administrative assistant for the central offices of the Prince George’s County Board of Education in Maryland. A life-long Catholic, she later came to love attending Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna with her son and daughter-in-law Paul and Paula Chaney after her move to Randolph.

 Born in 1929, she was a child of the Depression, and a Young Adult during World War 2. An excellent student, she was also very active, serving in High School as class treasurer, editor of the student newspaper, business manager of the yearbook, participated in the student council, drama club, and glee club. She was a member of the National Honor Society, and graduated as the Valedictorian of her class in 1946. She was a member of the Victory Corps in High School, and did volunteer projects to support the war effort. She was a trained “Airplane Spotter” whose job was to climb to the rooftop of the High School and report suspected enemy aircraft to the Air Force. Rarely idle, when she moved to Mt. Arlington, she served as Secretary to the Mt. Arlington Seniors. For fun, she loved reading and American history, but also appreciated board games, card games, cooking and entertaining. Betty and husband Ben, together with her sister Louise and Louise’s husband Stanley (“Eddie”) Jaworski took turns hosting big family gatherings for the holidays. 4th of July featured gatherings at the Chesapeake Bay beaches with the addition of long-time family friends, and was punctuated by the typical Maryland crab feast, horseshoes, and fireworks on the beach. For Betty, while family was everything, as she aged, travel became a close second. In her life she visited 42 states, and 11 countries, traveling often with friends and the Travel Group made up of retirees associated with PG County Schools.

 During her 10 years at Sunrise of Randolph, she was lovingly cared for by a legion of angels who helped keep her healthy, happy and safe, all the while becoming a ruthlessly successful Bingo player. It became her home, full of teasing and play and laughter with staff and friends.

 She was predeceased by her husband Bennett E Chaney, of 45 years in 1995. She is survived by her son Paul G (and Paula W) Chaney of Mt. Arlington, grandsons; Brian M (and Katya S) Chaney of Seattle, Washington, and Kevin P (and Krista A) Chaney of Long Valley, and 4 great grandchildren; June S Chaney & Calvin D Chaney of Seattle, and their cousins Russell W Chaney & Bryn C Chaney of Long Valley.

 A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 10th, at 11 am, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna, followed by a lunch reception at the Church.

 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in the memory of Elizabeth B Chaney to:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (, 
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church (203 Eyland Ave, Succasunna, NJ 07856)

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




November 18, 2021

Roger W Tasnady, Sr

Roxbury Township, Mr. Roger W Tasnady, Sr., 78, died on November 18, 2021 at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus. He was born in Dover and lived in Mt. Arlington for many years before moving to Roxbury Township in 1985. He Graduated from Roxbury High School and married his high school sweetheart Elizabeth. He joined the U S Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Roger was a highly decorated, combat veteran and an expert marksman.  After returning from Vietnam, he joined the Mt. Arlington police force and was a volunteer fireman.  He later retired as a Shop Forman for the Komline – Sanderson Company in Peapack Gladstone. Throughout his life, Roger was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Roger was a devoted grandfather who took every opportunity to spend time with his granddaughters and became known to many as “Pa.”  He was also an active member of the Kenvil VFW post 2833.

He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Trevena) Tasnady, of 46 years, in 2010. He is survived by his sons; Roger W Tasnady, Jr (and Lisa) of Independence, and William J Tasnady (and Sandra) of Roxbury Township, his 4 grandchildren; Lauren, Samantha, Ashleigh, and Alexandria, and by his sister Margaret “Peggy” Tasnady Chambers of Texas.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Monday (November 22nd) from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 10 am., with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery.


November 17, 2021

Eleanor K Fraser

Bernards Township, Mrs. Eleanor K Fraser, 89, died on November 17, 2021 at the Sunrise of Basking Ridge senior living residence. She was born in Forest Hills, NY and lived in Succasunna with her husband, James Fraser for 35 years before moving to Dagsboro, Delaware with him in 2000. In 2013 Ellie moved back to New Jersey and for the last 4 years was a resident of Sunrise of Basking Ridge. She was a homemaker and member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna, NJ.

She was predeceased by her husband James Fraser in 2007, and is survived by her daughters; Joyce Fraser and her wife, Katherine Boyle of Green Brook, NJ, Janet Schneider of Maitland, Florida and son-in-law Rene’ Schneider from Ocoee, Florida. She also leaves her grandchild, Chara Schneider. Surviving are her nephews Jeffrey Freitag, Richard Freitag, Ronald Freitag and niece, Debbie Freitag along with their families.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Tuesday (November 23rd) from 3 – 7 pm, with the Funeral Service at 6 pm. The interment will be held at the Denville Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The website is: 908-355-3663.


November 15, 2021

Shirley J Chervenack

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Shirley Jean Chervenack, 86, died on November 15, 2021 at her home in Ledgewood. She was born in Wantage Township and later moved to Roxbury Township. She was a 1953 graduate of Roxbury High School and later worked in banking for many years ending at the Bank of America in Succasunna.

She was predeceased by her husband Nicholas A Chervenack, Sr. and is survived by her children; Kelly Fowler of Ledgewood and Nicholas Andrew Chervenack, Jr. and his wife Traci, of Wharton, and a sister Barbara Condit of Newton. She also leaves her grandchildren; Emily Fowler and Christine Grenot, and great granddaughter Kinsley Grenot, and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley enjoyed watching her granddaughters play sports. She was an avid baseball fan especially The Yankees and her favorite player Derek Jeter.

She was a cat enthusiast, and spent many hours caring for her favorite calico cats and the deer that came to visit her often for bread crumbs, Matzo crackers and carrots.

In memory of Shirley, you may send donations to St. Huberts Animal Shelter in Madison NJ.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Flanders – Hillside Cemetery in Succasunna.


November 12, 2021

Richard H Frantz

Roxbury Township, Mr. Richard Henry Frantz, 88, died on November 12, 2021, at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born and raised in Fullerton, PA, and lived in Roxbury Township all of his adult life. He served in ht e U S Army during the Korean War. He earned his Master’s Degree from East Stroudsburg University in PA, in History and Education. He then taught 8th-grade history at the Eisenhower School in Succasunna for 35years. He was a history expert, loved the German language, collected all kinds of memorabilia. He loved to travel and did visit all 50 states. He also enjoyed stonework and gardening. But most of all he loved his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife Alice (Read) Frantz in 2004, and is survived by his daughters; Linda E.(and Andre) Verge of PA, and Nancy L.(and Frank) Shay of Stanhope. He also leaves his 4 grandchildren; Elizabeth Rose and Cassandra Marie Verge and Ryan Carland Sara Alaina Frantz Rappoport, sister Barbara Wright of PA, and half-sister Billie Jean Graves of CA as well as nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Monday (November 15th) from 6 – 8pm.The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 1 pm at the Funeral Home, followed by the interment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (



November 11, 2021

Neil R Sciacca

Roxbury Township, Mr. Neil Robert Sciacca, 67, died on November 11, 2021 at the Care One Center in Parsippany. He was born and raised in Bronx, NY and Belleville, NJ. He moved to Roxbury Township in 1993. He was the Founder and President of New Jersey Siding & Windows in Randolph for 22 years. He attended the Succasunna United Methodist Church and was an avid sports fan and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife Joyce M (Parkin) Sciacca of 43 years, and by his sons; Matthew Neil (and Jessica) Sciacca and Andrew Curtis Sciacca, grandchildren; Reagan Elizabeth Sciacca and Hunter Price Sciacca, his uncle Ernesto Roberto, brother Joseph and sister Karin.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Saturday (November 13th) from 2 – 4 pm, with a prayer at 4 pm. The family would then like to invite everyone to join them at the Market Tavern in Flanders.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to “Friends of Roxbury Social Services” Donate | Friends of Roxbury Social Services | United States (



November 06, 2021

Glenn A Hutchinson

Roxbury Township, Mr. Glenn A Hutchinson, 80, died on November 6, 2021 at home with his loving family in Landing (Roxbury Township). He was born in Newark and graduated from Summit High School in 1959. He then served in the U S Army as a Helicopter Mechanic. He grew up in New Providence then moved to Paterson to be with his love Patricia, where he lived for 15 years before moving to Clifton NJ then onto Landing (Roxbury Township) 3 years ago. He was a retired Truck Driver in the NYC Teamsters Union for many years at Union trucking then retiring from CF Consolidated Freight.

He loved being at his boat at the Haverstraw Marina on the Hudson River in New York, and also loved Corvette’s, Auto Racing, Country Music and Radio Controlled Airplanes.

He was predeceased by his love Patricia Ann Ozene in 1998, and son Joseph P Ozene in 2011, survived by his daughter Kathleen Ozene-Tolerico, his grandsons; Richard Michael Tolerico, Jr. and Ryan Patrick Tolerico with whom he lived, sister Marilyn (and Bob) Dumas in Florida and his beloved cat Miss Kitty.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Friday (November 12th) from 6 – 8 pm, and on Saturday from 9-10 am visitation hours. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 pm on Friday. The interment will follow at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa on Saturday at 10:45 am with Military Honors.




October 30, 2021

Tom L Draves

Allamuchy Twp., Mr. Tom L Draves, 82, died on October 30, 2021 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Fredon Township. He was born March 3, 1939 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin to Mark and Fern (Gilkey) Draves. He graduated from Fort Atkinson High School, he then earned his BS in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1963.

A long career in retailing was spent with J. C. Penny, Federated Department Stores, Macy’s, and Jamesway. Merchandising various departments took him to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. His last ten years in retailing were owning and operating Crafts Galore in Flanders, New Jersey.

Tom’s many hobbies involved sports and photography. He loved taking pictures of fireworks and scenery, especially when visiting Great Britain, the Caribbean, Mexico, California and many states in the South and New England.

In 1960 he married Judith (Niemann) Draves who survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer and Stephanie (and Archer) Jones, grandchildren, Shane and Hannah Jones, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Both parents and brothers Mark and Keith predeceased him.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham on Saturday, November 13th, at 1 pm.

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

Donations may be made in his name to the Grace Lutheran Church or to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.


October 29, 2021

Jeffrey L Thatcher

Roxbury Township, Mr. Jeffrey Lee Thatcher, 68, died on October 29, 2021 at home. He was born and raised in West Orange and graduated in 1971 from the Mountain High School where played football. He was a retired roofer in the roofer’s union in Newark for many years.

He is survived by his 7 brother’s and sister’s; Barry Thatcher, Richard Thatcher, Timothy Thatcher, Debbie Thatcher, Terri MacGilvray, Geralyn Boryeskne, and Valerie Thatcher, and many nieces and nephews.

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

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