October 10, 2018

Florence S Pavero

Mrs. Florence S. Pavero, age 90, of Mt. Arlington NJ, died on Wednesday October 10, 2018. Her memorial service will be held at Davis Heppelwhite Funeral Home in Succasunna NJ (973-584-7264) on Monday October 15, 2018 from 0ne to Four PM.

 Mrs. Pavero was born on March 23, 1928 in New York City to the late Ethel and Charles Schmidt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Joseph Pavero, son Jeffery William Pavero, son-in-law Robert Paquette and her older brother Charles Schmidt.

 She loved traveling, especially to Spain, was an avid reader, loved spending time with her great grandchildren and was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Florence worked 25 years for American Cyanamid, retiring as a Junior Accountant.

 She is survived by her daughter, Janice Paquette of Mount Olive NJ, her sons Richard James Pavero and wife Jeanne Elizabeth Pavero of Southport NC, David Pavero and wife Joann Pavero of New Providence NJ; a brother Robert Schmidt; grandchildren, Daniel Paquette and wife Mary; Gregory Paquette and wife Katherine; Christopher Pavero and wife Amber; Aaron Pavero; Allison Borgatti and husband Michael; Thomas Pavero; Lindsey Pavero; daughter-in-law Karen Pavero, Adam Pavero, Lori Pavero; great grandchildren Anthony, Ashley, Claire, Ava, Lili, Logan, and Isabella

October 08, 2018

Jeannette M Sprick

Succasunna, NJ  Mrs. Jeannette Sprick, a former longtime resident of Clifton, N.J., died Oct. 8,2018 in Succasunna, N.J. She was 97. She was born in 1921 in Akron, Ohio, to Anna (Ietis) and Frank X. Claudepierre. In 1930 the family moved to Clifton when Mr. Claudeperre was hired to work at U.S. Rubber in Passaic. Jeannette graduated in 1939 from St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford and did office work for the next few years.

In 1946 she met Frederick V. Sprick, who had just been discharged from the Navy. They began dating, and on April 12, 1947, they were married at St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church in Clifton. They lived in Paterson, N.J., for two years before purchasing a house on Barrington Avenue in Clifton in 1949.

In their new home they raised a family of five boys and one girl and were active in parish life at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church; the children all attended the parish grammar school, and their mother belonged to the Rosary Society, whose members continued to send her a birthday card and a Christmas card every year even after she moved out of the area.

From the 1960s to the early 1970s Mr. and Mrs. Sprick ran the Clifton Midget Bowling League at Bowlero. During the same period the family rented a bungalow for a week or two each summer in Ocean Beach, N.J. Mrs. Sprick spent countless hours each summer pitting sour cherries picked by her children from the two trees in their backyard, cherries that she baked into delicious pies or shared with her neighbors.

As the children grew older, Mrs. Sprick did comptometry work at home. After Mr. Sprick retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1982, Mr. and Mrs. Sprick traveled to Hawaii and Alaska and Italy. They were avid bridge and pinochle and Scrabble players and Mets fans. Mrs. Sprick enjoyed occasional visits to Atlantic City to play the slot machines, and at different times she bowled in leagues at St. Philip’s Church and at Garden Palace in Clifton and at Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park, N.J.

In 1988 Frederick Sprick died at age 67, and in 1991 Jeannette Sprick almost died from a brain aneurysm; after surgery and being semicomatose for six weeks, she awoke with no memory of the incident. Following three months of rehab and three months of living with her daughter, Mrs. Sprick returned to her own home with a new lease on life.

In 2002 Mrs. Sprick sold the family home and moved to a senior citizens apartment complex in Wayne, N.J. In 2007 she moved to assisted living at Sunrise at Randolph in Randolph, N.J., and in 2010, showing signs of the dementia that would increasingly debilitate her for the rest of her life, she relocated to Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Sprick was predeceased by her sisters, Laurene Petruff and her husband, John, and Ruth Anne Maier and her husband, Jack; and by two brothers, Richard and James.

Mrs. Sprick is survived by a daughter, Margaret “Micky” Ziemer, and her husband, George, of Succasunna, and by five sons: Tomm Sprick and his wife, Linda, of New Milford, Conn.; Frederick Steele and his wife, Barbara, of Newnan, Ga.; Robert Sprick of Orlando, Fla.; Dennis Sprick of Ocean Grove, N.J.; and Michael Sprick and his wife, Joyce, of Camden-Wyoming, Del.

Mrs. Sprick is also survived by eight grandchildren: Alicia McDonald and her husband, Mark, of Bernardsville, N.J.; Julianne Vanderwood and her husband, Kevin, of Rome, N.Y.; Holly Gonzalez and her husband, Derek, of Bayville, N.J.; Marissa Connolly and her husband, Brett, of Charlotte, N.C.; Anne Sexton and her husband, Greg, of Orlando; Patrick Ziemer of Nashville, Tenn.; Spencer Steele of Newnan; and Austin Steele of Athens, Ga.

Mrs. Sprick is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Ava McDonald and Rylan Vanderwood. Additional survivors include nieces and nephews, a grandniece and grandnephew, and two great-grandnieces.

Funeral arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) Visiting hours are Thursday 10/11/18 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Funeral Mass is at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Flanders, New Jersey Friday 10/12/18 at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson.




October 06, 2018

Tara J Todd

Green Township, Mrs. Tara J. Todd (Wood), 57, died on October 6, 2018 at her home. She was born in Dover and grew up in Roxbury Township. She lived in Landing before moving to Green Township 28 years ago. She was a Roxbury Township High School graduate and later earned her BA degree from Montclair State University. She was a Real Estate Sales Manager for the Coconut Head Realty Company in Livingston and loved all animals and being outdoors.

She is survived by her husband Brian Todd of 31 years, her son Ryan Todd at home, Marina Wood of Stroudsburg, PA, Bill Wood of New York, NY, and Steve Wood of South Tahoe, CA, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her beloved dog Rufus and “Crazy Cat”.

Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) Donations may be made in her name to your local chapter of the ASPCA.

October 03, 2018

George Burylo

Roxbury Township, Mr. George Burylo, 68, died on October 3, 2018 at his home after 20+ year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born and raised in Newark and later moved to Livingston. He came to Succasunna 32 years ago. He earned his BS from NJIT and became a Civil Engineer for the Jacob’s Engineering and Consulting Company in Morristown. He collected coins and currency and was an avid electronics enthusiast of audio and video. He also loved to travel, especially to Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife Eugenia (Jean) Burylo of 33 years, by his sister and brother and thirteen nieces and nephews.

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

September 20, 2018

Louise Affleck (Camack)

Roxbury Township _ Mrs. Louise Affleck (Camack), 94, died on September 20, 2018, at the Merry Heart Assisted Living Center, from complications caused by Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Avila College. She lived in Syracuse for nearly 50 years before moving to Succasunna four years ago. She was a homemaker and parishioner at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Camillus, N.Y., and a longtime volunteer at Unity Kitchen and public television station WCNY, both in Syracuse.

She was predeceased by her first husband of 47 years, John H. Affleck III, her second husband, Charles Camack, and daughter, Anne Affleck. She is survived by: four children; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

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


September 18, 2018

Sarah Morin Bennett

Roxbury Township, Sarah Morin Bennett, 35, died on September 18, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. She was born in York, PA and grew up in Sparta. She lived in Flanders before moving to Kenvil 9 years ago, and loved spending time in Ogunquit, Maine. She was a Social Worker for the Department of Children Protection and Permanency in Newton. She earned her BS in Psychology from Centenary College. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Succasunna and founder of the Cholangiocarcinoma Warriors Support group.

She is survived by her husband Michael M Bennett, Jr. of 9 years, son Austin Michael Bennett, parents; Linda and David Fleischer of Sparta, brother Nathan N (and Meagan) Fleischer of Edgewater, MD,  her mother and father-in-law; Dawn Bennett of Roxbury Township and Michael Sr. of Indian Lake, NY, and sister-in-law Ashley (and Paul) Procacci of Matthews, NC.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Internment to follow at the Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to; Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510, Herriman, UT 84096, The little Achievements Child Care, 290 Mt. Arlington Blvd., Landing, NJ 07850, or to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 S. Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ 07871.

September 11, 2018

Barbara K Bromirski

Roxbury Township, Barbara Kingston Bromirski, Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother

Barbara Kingston Bromirski, 76, a 49 year resident of Succasunna, NJ passed away on September 11, 2018. She was the wife of Ronald Bromirski. They were married 51 years. Barbara was born in Queens, NY on September 25, 1941 the daughter of the late Anna Poos & William Kingston. Barbara grew up in Rutherford, NJ, graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1958. She also graduated from Morris County College, achieving high honors in Computer Technology.

Barbara was a life long art enthusiast, being the designer of the Roxbury Township flag, participating in many art & craft clubs and events, selling her hand painted plaques, designing signage, and decorating. She belonged to the Roxbury Woman’s Club, the Art Association in Roxbury, The Red Hat Society, and the Ever Young Seniors of Roxbury. In her early years she worked at the Bendix Corporation in Teterboro and later on worked in the AT&T Executive Human Resources in Bedminster, retiring in 1998.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Mary Kinston, also an artist. Barbara is survived by her brother William Kingston in California, by her husband Ronald and their daughter Susan Bromirski and husband Michael Gorton and son William Bromirski and wife Diane, also survived by her grandsons; Nicholas and Christopher Bromirski and many nephews, nieces and friends.

The visitation and celebration of Barbara’s life will be held Thursday, September 13th, from 4 – 8 pm at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the Internment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester NJ.


September 09, 2018

Odd Ribe

Roxbury Township,   Mr. Odd Ribe, 89, died on September 9, 2018, at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Fevik, Norway and came to the United States in the mid 50’s to Succasunna. He was a member of the Dock Builders Union in New York City for many years before his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church in Succasunna and the Ever-Young Senior Citizens Club. As a young man, he traveled the world with the Norwegian Merchant Marines. 

 He is survived by his wife Gudrun Ribe, of 62 years, 3 sons: Floyd (and Nancy) Ribe of Succasunna, Gary (and Jan) Ribe of Succasunna and Kenneth (and Kathy) Ribe of Landing, daughter in law Joanne Ribe of Hamburg, 11 grandchildren: Kelly, Roy, Gary, Christopher, Steven, Rebecca, Katie, Lindsay, Kristin, Ashleigh, and Kyra, and 3 great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Graham and Madeline, and 2 brothers and a sister in Norway: Arne Johan Ribe, Tore Ribe, Åse Marie Sveinungsen. He was preceded by his son Roy, in 1999.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday, from 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

September 05, 2018

Irene Stephens

Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Irene Stephens, 98, died on September 5, 2018 at the Mount Arlington Senior Living Center, which she called “home”, and where she made many friends. She was born in New York City and lived most of her life in New Jersey, particularly Elizabeth, before moving to Mt. Arlington.  She was a retired Assistant Branch Manager at the Howard Savings Bank in Union, NJ. She was a member of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Succasunna, NJ.

 She was predeceased by her husband Hernaldo Luciano  in 1988, and by her second husband Sheldon Stephens in 2005. She is survived by her daughter Diana (and Ronald) DeBlock of Stanhope, and 3 sons; Richard (and Angela) Luciano, Rodrigo (and Jean) Luciano, and Ralph Luciano, and her 11 grandchildren: Ronald Jr., Andrew, Roger, Michelle, Richard , Rodrigo, Adrianna, Marcus, Robert, Virginia, and Jack.  She is also survived by her 8 great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Michelle, Patrick, Daniel, Jakob, Samuel, Aubree, and Emma.

Irene was a fiercely independent, strong woman who loved her family, gardening, and cats.  Her family will especially miss her comical quips!

 A Memorial Service and Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, in Succasunna. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

August 31, 2018

James “Jim” Drumm

Clermont, FL    James (Jim) Drumm, 65 passed away on August 31st 2018 in Clermont, Florida after a short illness. Jim was born September 19th 1952 in Orange NJ, and grew up in Short Hills NJ, moving from East Hanover NJ to Clermont Fl. in 2011. Jim s survived by his Beloved Wife Gerri Overman,  Sister Barbara (Owen) McClusky of Plainsboro, NJ. Niece Maura (Eladio) Gonzalez of Belle Mead NJ, great nieces Catherine & Clare, Nephew Neal (Julia) McClusky of Alexandria VA, great niece Iona and great nephew Nathaniel, Gerri’s daughter Kristy (Graham) Bryce and Step grandsons Charlie and Henry, Gerri’s son Brian (Amy) Amy Overman and step granddaughters Emily and Abbigail. Jim is predeceased by his parents Edward and Agnes Drumm. and special Neighbors Tom & Kristi Nash, Kaylee, Emily and Kamden along with their Golden Retrievers Bailey and Marley who really loved Jim.

Jim worked for Panasonic in Secaucus for many years, and was a Broadcast Engineer with USA Networks and NBC Universal in Jersey City and Englewood Cliffs retiring in 2008. Jim worked as a Sound Engineer for many years with various bands in the New Jersey area, most notably CloverHill. Jim & Gerri met at the Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ, where Jim sometimes did sound.

Jim has requested that there not be any services. He will be buried at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Succasunna, NJ. Arrangements are being handled by Becker Funeral Home in Clermont, Fl. and the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264      (davishepplewhitefh.com)


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