February 09, 2018

John S Glinko

Roxbury Township, Mr, John S Glinko, 85, died on February 9, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born and raised in Taylor, PA and moved to Succasunna 55 years ago. After high school he worked for the Erie Lackawana Rail Road and then served in the U S Army during the Korean War, before returning to the Railroad. He was the owner and chef at Chris’s Kitchen in Denville from 1967-1994. He was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, and was a Disabled American Veteran, and took great pride in his grandchildren’s lives.

He is survived by his wife Christiana (Gerlach) Glinko of 62 years, 4 children; Stanley (and Sylvia) Glinko of Florham Park, John (and Deborah) Glinko of Hardwick, James (and Donna) Glinko of East Hanover, and Cynthia (and Matthew) Stella of Mansfield, 2 sisters; Evelyn Pero of Old Forge, PA and Dolores (and Ed) Pry of Taylor, PA. He also leaves his 10 grandchildren; Carissa Griffith, Kristin Glinko, Crystal Lynne Fedeli, JohnT Glinko, Daniel John Glinko, Lauren Glinko, Alexis Stella, Jenna Nicole Glinko, Gianna Grace Stella, and Matthew John Stella, a greatgranddaughter Christiana Grace Fedeli,and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law James Pero.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 3 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at St Peter and Paul R C Cemetery in Taylor, PA.

February 09, 2018

Mary Bolline

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Mary Bolline, 91, died on February 9, 2018 at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. She was born in New York City and lived in Saddle Brook for 60 years before moving to Succasunna 6 years ago. She was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna and was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her husband Charles D Bolline of 69 years, 3 children; Dorothy P (and Russell) Van Houten of Succasunna, Frances (and Edward) Garrison of Jackson, PA, and Richard (and Julie) Bolline of DE, and daughter-in-law Pam Bolline. She was predeceased by her son Charles D Bolline, Jr. She also leaves her 8 grandchildren; Kristen, Russell, Graham, Eric, Michael, Jarrod, Jennifer, and Lauren, and 6 great grandchildren; Russell, Matthew, Jenna, Whitney, Cordelia, and Audrey, and sister Sr. Patricia Cherry and Frank (and Geraldine) Cherry.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 4 – 7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

February 08, 2018

Michael W O’Gorman

Michael William O’Gorman of Succasunna, NJ passed away on Thursday, February 8 at Sunrise in Randolph, NJ. Michael was born on June 1,1936 in Jersey City, NJ. He was the son of the late Howard and Helen (Murray) O’Gorman. He grew up in Nutley, NJ where he lived most of his life until he moved to Succasunna in 2005. Michael graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield, NJ.  He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford, NJ in 1955.  In 1959, he graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in Chester, Pennsylvania, which is now known as Widener University. Upon graduation from college, Michael served in the U.S. Army. He then returned to Nutley where he became owner of NBC Auto Parts when his Dad, Howard, died.  Michael’s father founded the business in 1937.  NBC Auto Parts is now in Clifton, NJ. Michael loved animals and had many dogs during his lifetime.  He also loved cars.  He and his brother loved working on and restoring classic cars.  He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. Woodworking was also a passion of his.  He owned a 100 year old Amish farm house and barn in Pennsylvania which he restored.

Michael leaves his wife of 12 years, Joyce (Moranski Fifoot) O’Gorman, brother-in-law Joseph (and Ellen) Moranski of Budd Lake, and nephews; Justin and Jonathan Moranski, and his extended family Richard Fifoot and Sheryl Silverman of Swedesboro NJ, Karen (Fifoot) Crawn and Anthony Crawn of East Stroudsburg, PA, Suzanne (Fifoot) Huyler and William Huyler of Long Valley, NJ and Stephen Fifoot and Antoinette Dominicci-Fifoot of Lake Hopatcong, NJ.  As an addition to his extended family he leaves many grandchildren: Autumn Drury, Kiersten Ferrara, Sydney Drury, Andrew Huyler, Eric Huyler, Peter Fifoot, Antonio Irizarry, Jillian Irizarry and  Anthony Crawn III and 2 great grand children Olivianna and Mandolin. Michael was predeceased by his sister, Patricia (O’Gorman) Smith and brother-in-law, Richard Smith and brother Dr. Howard F. O’Gorman. He leaves his sister-in-law, Pat O’Gorman of Sparta, NJ and 8 nieces and nephews and their children: John and Laurie O’Gorman, Helene (O’Gorman) and Andrew Riedel, Allen O’Gorman and Jane, Kathleen (O’Gorman) and Eugene Catanzaro. Mark Smith, Mary Beth (Smith) and Dempsey Harris, Caroline (Smith) and Thomas Rivers, Sharon (Smith) and James Lee.

Visitation will be on Monday February 12 from 2-5 at Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. A funeral mass will be held at St. Therese R.C. Church, 155 Main Street Succasunna on Tuesday February 13 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or 11th hour rescue.


February 02, 2018

John F McMahon

Roxbury Township, Mr. John F. McMahon passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 89 at Merry Heart in Succasunna, New Jersey.  John was born in West Orange, NJ in 1929, the son of the late George and Catherine McMahon. He grew up in the Tory Corner neighborhood in West Orange. He lived most of his adult life in Succasunna, NJ, where he and his wife Lois raised their family.

John proudly served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1957 as a member of the 11th Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, KY, where he learned to parachute. John had a long career in various roles with the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company and its successor companies after the Bell System breakup. John placed high value on working hard and was proud to say that he never missed a day of work over more than 35 years until he retired in 1991. He was a member of The Telephone Pioneers of America.

John was articulate on a broad range of subjects, largely self-taught.  He had a terrific memory, even in his last days, with fond memories all the way back to his early days in West Orange. He greatly enjoyed going back to West Orange to attend “Old Timer’s Day” at Colgate Park. ?? was a lifelong and devoted fan of New York’s professional sports teams. To be clear, that’s the Giants, Yankees and Knicks (not those other New York teams). He was active in the Colts Club, coaching several championship teams in Roxbury’s youth football league. John was gregarious and enjoyed social interactions. He loved good food and Swing music by the Big Bands.

Some of the lessons we learned from our Father include: When we argued that a pitch was out of the strike zone on a called third strike, he would simply say “if it was close enough to call a strike, it was close enough to hit”, “Don’t forget your old friends when you make new ones”, “Always use the right tool for the job”,  “There is no degree to honesty”, “Whatever you choose to do, work hard and be the best you can be” and he reminded us on or about December 22 each year that “daylight hours are getting longer again!”

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois, and his three sons – Brian of Succasunna, NJ, John M. (wife Annette) of Netcong, NJ and Thomas (wife Kristin) of Coopersburg, PA. He is the grandfather to five grandchildren – David, Joseph, Sarah, Danielle, and Lauren. He is also survived by his brother George McMahon (wife Marie) of Lakewood, NJ and sister Alice (husband George) Ploransky of Brick Township, NJ as well as many nieces and nephews. His brother Patrick McMahon (wife Ann) of West Orange, NJ preceded him in death.

Heartfelt gratitude is extended to all those at Merry Heart who cared for John in recent months.

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


January 27, 2018

Rosemary Stevens

Palisades Park, NJ   Rosemary C Stevens, 89, died on January 27, 2018 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. She was born in Englewood and was a life long resident of Palisades Park, NJ. She was a 1948 graduate of Leonia High School, who then earned her MS from the Douglas College (part of Rutgers University) in bacteriology, and became a research bio-scientist for the Pfizer Company in New Jersey, and later for Sloan-Kettering in New York City as a bacteriologist. She later worked as a research librarian for the Met-Life Insurance Company in New York City, until her retirement in 1990. She then became a volunteer at the Englewood Hospital library.

She was the daughter of the late George V and Anna Stevens and was also predeceased by her twin sister Florence in 1928. She is survived by her sister Marilyn A Hepplewhite of Millington, NJ. She also leaves her niece and nephews; Nancy Harris of Millington, William Hepplewhite of Succasunna, and Robert Hepplewhite of San Francisco, and 5 great nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday (February 2nd) from 3 – 5 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, (February 3rd) 11 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

January 24, 2018

Robert S Vasilian

Mine Hill, NJ   Mr. Robert Simone Vasilian, 87, died on January 24, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born in New York City and grew up in Boonton. He lived in Madison before moving to Mine Hill 59 years ago. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the Mine Hill American Legion Post 391. He was a retired printer for ACE Lithographers in East Hanover and was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. Robert loved woodworking (especially clocks), was an avid golfer, and coached the American Legion Babe Ruth League in Mine Hill.

He is survived by his wife Veronica Ellen (Pfeiffer) Vasilian of 61 years, 3 children; Robert Vasilian of Albuquerque, NM, Elaine (and James) Archambault of Hopatcong, and Carol Martindell of Hopatcong. He also leaves his 5 grandchildren; Zachary Martindell, Sarah, Michelle, and Marie Archambault, and Lauren Vasilian.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, (January 27th) 9 am, at St. Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association.

January 24, 2018

Norma Roldan

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Norma Roldan died on January 24, 2018 at Merry Heart in Succasunna at the age of 95. She struggled with Alzheimer’s Disease for more than 5 years. She lived most of her life on the upper west side of Manhattan, NY. She worked as a private duty nurse before she retired. Norma moved to N J at the age of 91 to be near her daughter. She delighted in telling stories about the past. She also enjoyed dancing at Roseland Ballroom on Sunday afternoons and reading the N Y Daily News newspaper and biographies. She loved chocolate, wearing French berets, red lipstick and a glass of red wine in the evening.

Norma had a great empathy for human suffering, and almost at the end of her life, she embraced her ancestral roots. Predeceased by her husband Robert, she leaves her devoted daughter, Sondra and a daughter in Brazil. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to all those at Merry Heart who cared for her through the years. Thanks also to the Compassus Hospice.

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


January 19, 2018

Lillian C Spallone

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Lillian Catherine Spallone, 85, died on January 19, 2018 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born in Brooklyn, (Coney Island) New York and grew up in Jersey City, NJ. She lived in Morris County most of her life, and lived in Toms River for a while before moving back to Morris County five years ago. She worked in human resources for SWEDA in Pine Brook many years ago and was a proud and active member of VASA in Budd Lake, NJ.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Spallone in 2003 and is survived by her former husband James Long of Landing, daughters; Donna Ann Long of Landing and Robin Mary (husband Todd) Bebo-Long of Plymouth,VT, step-son Robert (wife Lisa) Spallone of Conway, SC.  There are four grandchildren; James (wife Tamara) Long, Dakota Bebo, Sahara Bebo, and Robert Spallone, two great grandchildren; Jack and Patrick Long.  Her surviving siblings include; Thomas O’Donnell, Ellen Cifaldi, Kathleen O’Donnell, Kevin O’Donnell and Michelle Delukey.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Entombment Service will be held on Thursday, 11 am, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Toms River.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society or your local food shelf.

January 17, 2018

Marian B Carolan

Marian B. Carolan, 95, of Succasunna, NJ, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ, following a brief illness.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 at the Davis-Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, N.J. 07876 (973) 584-7264. (davishepplewhitefh.com) Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 4 Richards Avenue, Dover, N.J. 07801. Graveside service follows the Funeral Mass at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 85 Pleasant Hill Road, Chester, N.J.

Mrs. Carolan was born on November 27, 1922, to Lewis and Hazel Baxter of Kearny, N.J. She attended and graduated from Kearny High School in 1940. WWII interrupted a whirlwind courtship with Edward F. “Babe” Carolan, Sr., whom she would later marry on May 15, 1948. During the war, Marian learned bookkeeping and became proficient on the comptometer. During this time, she would also parlay her love of horses into a side job – riding and exercising the horses of soldiers sent abroad until they returned. After the war and subsequent marriage, Marian and “Babe” lived in Kearny until they moved to Succasunna 59 years ago. Mrs. Carolan was a busy homemaker, raising five children, while volunteering in PTA, transporting kids to various activities, learning to create beautiful stained-glass pieces, being a parishioner at Sacred Heart, and taking yoga/exercise classes. She was also a dog lover and enjoyed learning about different breeds – while also having a family dog of her own to enjoy. In recent years, Marian loved to have lunch at Bryan’s Luncheonette in Succasunna. She became such a frequent patron that she had her own booth, her own tea cup, and she knew everyone who worked there by name. In November, the owner, Trish, and the staff hosted a 95th Birthday Party for Marian. In memory of her, the family is keeping her “tab” going to be used by Bryan’s to provide meals for those in need – Marian’s Meals.

Mrs. Carolan was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. “Babe” Carolan, Sr. in 1998. She is survived by her children: Karen E. Carolan (John Harris), of Washington, D.C; Pamela J. Adams (Michael), of Bethesda, MD; Edward F. Carolan, Jr. (Karen), of Delray Beach, FL; Paul L. Carolan (Jill), of Fort Worth, TX; and, Douglas J. Carolan (Ann), of Kiawah Island, SC. She also leaves eight grandchildren — Courtney Stanley (Nick), Rebecca Adams, Stephen Adams (Stephanie), Cristan Harris (Jerrel), Sean-Michael Carolan, Tyler Carolan, Brooke Carolan, Megan Carolan and three great-grandchildren – Jerrel Paul Harris, Savanna June Harris, and Lilah Charlotte Siew. The family wishes to thank her wonderful caregivers over the past few years – Ken, Laraine, Branka, Roxana and Joyce.

In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. Sthuberts.org

January 16, 2018

Leiborio Ditta

Roxbury Township, Leiborio Ditta, “Uncle Leibo”, 91, went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2018 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. He was born and lived in New York City (in the lower east side) before moving to Succasunna 4 years ago. He served in the U S Army during WW II and the Korean War. He was employed by the I B M Company as a machinist, and previously owned a bar in the Bronx. He loved the silent movies and the first “talkies”, and was an avid stamp and coin collector. He was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

He is survived by his brother Joseph Ditta of Brooklyn,  great niece Hope (and Nestor) Gonzales of Succasunna, and great-great nieces; Chloe and Isabelle Gonzales. He was predeceased by his brother Stephen Ditta last year, and sister Lena Sardina in 2008.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday (January 18th) from 4 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, (January 19th) 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Dover.

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