December 14, 2018

Barbara Kinahan Maseker

Randolph, NJ   Mrs. Barbara Kinahan Maseker, 66, died on December 14, 2018 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born and raised in Elizabeth and lived in Linden before moving to Randolph 25 years ago. She was the Vice President and Office Manager of Karl’s Auto Body in Morristown for 20 years. She also enjoyed spending time with her 3 nephews, boating, and going to many antique and classic auto shows.

She was the daughter of the late Edward, Sr. and Eleanor Dobaczewski, and was predeceased by her brother Edward, Jr. She is survived by her husband Kenneth J Maseker, brother Robert (and Karol) Dobaczewski of Andover, 3 nephews; Justin, Shane, and Jon, mother-in-law Stella Mai of Canada, brother-in-law William (and Martha) Maseker of Elizabeth and sister-in-law Michelle Kriszten of Bayonne, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna, followed by the interment at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Donations may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

December 08, 2018

Janet L Gedicke

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Janet L Gedicke, 85, died on December 8, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Plainfield and grew up in Bloomfield and moved to Philadelphia, before moving to Landing in 1963.

She was a very active member and Elder in the Succasunna First Presbyterian Church and treasurer of the Presbyterian Women. She loved baking, sewing, and always being there for her family.

She was the daughter of the late Hans and Johanna Bertram. She is survived by her husband Harry L Gedicke of 66 years, and by her 3 sons; Harry W (and Kim) of Landing, Donald (and Pam) of Hampton Township, and Ken (and Eileen) of VA. She also leaves her 6 grandchildren; David (and Tara), Kevin (and Fiance Nare), Carrie (and James), Erin, Elise, and Emily (and Brandon), her 5 great grandchildren; Nathan, Eleanor, Hannah, Mason, and Alexander, and brother Otto (and Evelyn) Bertram.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at First Presbyterian Church, Succasunna, followed by the interment at the Church Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to the First Presbyterian Church, 99 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876.

December 07, 2018

Janet F Amatrudi

Boonton Township, Mrs. Janet Frances Amatrudi, 91, died on December 7, 2018 at the Boonton Care Center. She was born in Jersey City and grew up in Cranford. She later lived in Bloomfield for 50 years before moving to Succasunna and Boonton. She was a Legal Secretary for the Standard Oil Company in New York City, and was a member of the Sacred Heart R C Church in Bloomfield.She was a graduate of Montclair State Teacher’s College.

She was predeceased by her husband Ralph Amatrudi in1997, and is survived by her 4 children; Cathy (and Peter) Cokelet, Patrice Amatrudi, Mary (and Vincent) D’Elia, and Ralph Amatrudi, 6 grandchildren; Daniel, Julia, Brian, Christopher, Steven, and Michael, and by her great grandchildren; Aiden and Logan.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, from 2 – 5  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna, followed by the entombment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

December 06, 2018

Iris B Keim

Iris Bowen Keim, died on October 5, 2018 in Morristown, New Jersey

Longtime Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education member
Iris Bowen Keim was born on July 28, 1932, on Oahu to H. Stevens “Steve” Bowen and Margaret Kuakoa Keppeler Bowen. Iris graduated from Punahou School in 1950 and Smith College in 1954, the year she married John Oram Keim, Jr.

She served for many years on the Watchung Hills Regional Hills High School Board of Education, as well as on the Passaic Township P.T.A. In 1962, Iris joined a book club, called The Reading Group, and finished the book for the next meeting the week she died. Iris died on Oct. 5, 2018.
Her husband, John, and sister, Lorna Clyde, predeceased her. She is survived by her son, John, daughter-in-law, Ines, grandson, Paul, granddaughter, Flora; daughter, Catherine; nieces Claire Waters and Maile Clyde, and many cousins.

A memorial service for Iris will be held at the Summit Unitarian Church on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. A reception at the church will follow. Iris’ and John’s ashes will be scattered in the ocean off Lanikai, her favorite beach.

Donations in Iris’ memory may be sent to Punahou School or Smith College.

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

December 04, 2018

Carmella E Connatello

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Carmella E Connatello, 85, died on December 4, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, and lived in Union City before moving to Landing in 1971. She was a Swing Shift Manager at Roy Roger’s in Succasunna. She was also a member of both the Roxbury Township and Mt. Olive Senior Citizens Club.

She was predeceased by her husband Dominick J Connatello in 2000, and by her 3 brothers and sister; Albie Bassano, Tom Quidone, Rosemarie Cabrera, and John Bassano. She is survived by her 4 daughters; Debbie Lally of FL, Donna Connatello of Landing, Diane (and Tom) Griffin of Hopatcong, and Doreen (and Mario) Mazzacchi of Stillwater, 5 grandchildren; Steven Craig, T J and Michael Griffin, and Nicole and Mikayla Mazzacchi, her great granddaughter Ashley Lewis, sister Marion Nanek, and brother Dominick Bassano.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, from 4 – 8 pm, with the Funeral Service at 7 pm. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

November 29, 2018

David F Szetela

Roxbury Township, Mr. David Frederick Szetela, 83, died on November 29, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born and raised in Ware, Massachusetts and lived in Teaneck before moving to Roxbury Township 46 years ago. He served in the U S Army during the Korean War. He then worked for many years as a Senior Member Technical Consultant for Lucent Technologies in New York City. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and loved gardening and going to the gym.

He is survived by his wife Ilona G Szetela of 49 years, twins; Gregory Stephen Szetela of Key West, FL and Stoneharbor, NJ and Elaine Christina Holliday of Peachtree City, GA. He also leaves his 2 grandchildren; Thomas Holliday and Kelly Holliday, brother Ken (and Laurie) Lewes of CT, and sister Carol (and William) O’Hara of CT.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, from 2 – 4 and 6  – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna, NJ

November 24, 2018

Jill Reilly Fortner

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Jill R Fortner, 75, died on November 24, 2018 at her home. She was born in Montclair and grew up in Singac, NJ before moving to Landing 44 years ago. She was a retired school bus driver for the Roxbury Township Board of Education, where she worked for more than 25 years. She enjoyed knitting, rescuing dogs (pugs), and was an avid reader.

She was predeceased by her husband James H Fortner in 2010, and by her grandson Philip Napoli this year. She leaves her son Sean Fortner of Landing and daughter Cheri Napoli of Manchester, and by her granddaughter Katie Napoli.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, from 5  – 7 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 7 pm.

November 12, 2018

Linda J Baylor

Independence Township, Mrs. Linda Joyce Baylor, 67 passed away on November 12, 2018 at The Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover.  Born in Dover, she lived in Roxbury Township and Hackettstown before moving to Great Meadows where she spent the last 21 years.

Linda was a member of the class of 1969 at Roxbury High School and worked as an assistant to the Hackettstown Tax Assessor for 24 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and loved ones and hosted many picnics, family gatherings and surprise parties over the years.  She loved photography and was proud of the awards she won for several of her photographs. She loved to bake and decorate her home for every holiday and occasion.

Family meant everything to Linda, she had a passionate interest in genealogy and was happiest when spending time with her family. She had a smile that would light up a room even during her long battle with cancer. She fought with dignity and determination.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Gary L. Baylor, a daughter: Tricia (and Kevin) Richards of Lower Mt. Bethel, PA, 4 sisters: Edie Holm  and Betty Clark in Fl, Gail Kmieczak in PA and Dorothy Holt in VA, a brother: Edward Rumble of Dover, NJ and by her beloved cat, Sharona. She will be missed dearly by countless others.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, from 5  – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 10 am, with the interment to follow at the Restland Cemetery in East Hanover.

 

November 12, 2018

Robert J Cash

Mount Olive Township, Mr. Robert J Cash, 90, died on November 12, 2018 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Elizabeth and lived in Lake Hiawatha Parsippany), Roxbury, and Wharton. He served in the U S Army during WW II and was a salesman for the Man-Roland printing company for many years.

He is survived by 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, 1 brother, and many sisters.

A Chapel Service will be held on Monday at 2:30 PM at the Brigadier General Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

November 11, 2018

Bonnie K Oyarce

Mt. Olive Township, Mrs. Bonnie K Oyarce, 56, died on November 11, 2018 at the Kindred Care Hospital in Dover. She was born in Dover and lived most all of her life in Mt. Olive Township. She enjoyed working as a legal secretary for the O’Toole Scrivo Law Firm in Cedar Grove and had many friends there. But, the love of her life was her grandson Cyles. 

 She is survived by her husband Luis R Oyarce of 34 years, her daughters; Glenda Sue Oyarce and Pamela Shirley Ann Oyarce, grandson Cyles Oyarce-Santiago, and by her 7 brothers and sisters; Trudy Ganguzza, Elaine Stevens, Diane Gillan, Russell Stevens III, Rickey Stevens, Nancy Jacobsen, and Randy Stevens. She was predeceased by her twin brother Ronnie Stevens in 1990.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday, from 4  – 8 pm. The family will have a prayer service at 7 pm.

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