September 19, 2017

Anthony J Signorelli

Anthony Joseph Signorelli

February 21, 1948 – September 19, 2017

Anthony Joseph Signorelli was born into eternal life, surrounded by family, on September 19, 2017 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Anthony was born in Bronx, NY on February 21, 1948 to Louise and Emilio Signorelli. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 48 years, Dolores Signorelli, his sister Barbara Signorelli, his children Laurie Ann Thompson and Michael Anthony Signorelli, their spouses Craig Thompson and Allison Signorelli, his four adoring grandchildren Brendan and Annie Thompson and Ava and Bobby Signorelli, as well as many extended family members.

A truly brilliant and deeply faithful man, Anthony proudly attended New York City public schools before graduating from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1969. While attending Manhattan College he was an undergraduate research associate at New York University. Anthony attended graduate school at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN where he received a PhD in physical chemistry with a dissertation on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Studies of Rare Earth and Iron Porphyrin Compounds.

Anthony and Dolores moved to New Jersey in 1974 where he began a career at Honeywell International, which lasted 31 years, serving in various positions. After retiring, Anthony joined the faculty of the Science Department at Pope John XXIII High School, in Sparta, New Jersey where he happily taught until 2016. A crowning achievement during his tenure was securing a donation of a scanning electron microscope that will help generations of students find the love of science he held deeply.

Anthony was ordained a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church on May 8, 1993. During his almost 25 years as a Deacon at St. Therese Church in Succasunna, NJ, Anthony ministered to the faithful and those in need. He was a beloved figure in the church, regularly serving mass, witnessing many life events including joyfully baptizing all four of his grandchildren, and providing leadership, teaching and comfort to the parish.

Anthony led a faithful life of love and compassion and was a light in the community. He was beloved by many but none more than his great love, Dolores. Childhood sweethearts, Anthony and Dolores met as teenagers in the Bronx and began a life-long journey of mutual adoration. They shared a passion for travel, good food, great wine, music, and most importantly, their family. Their love will endure until they are reunited in the life everlasting.

A vigil service (wake) will be held on Friday, September 22nd from 4 to 7 pm at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, 151 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876, immediately followed by a Prayer Service at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23rd, also at St. Therese Church. A private family burial will follow in Northern Virginia where Anthony’s children and grandchildren reside. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Anthony’s memory to Pope John XXIII Regional High School at www.popejohn.org/donate or to St. Therese School  – Angel Tuition Fund.

September 19, 2017

Neal W Arnold

Roxbury Township, Mr. Neal William Arnold, 92, died on September 19, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Roxbury Township 51 years ago. He served in the U S Army Air Corps during WW II and later worked as a visual aides operator for Honeywell International in Morristown. He was a life member of the Holy Wisdom Byzantine Church in Flanders, and an avid gardener who enjoyed painting.

He is survived by his wife Mary (Korchak) Arnold of 72 years, and by his 2 children; Christine Burns of Clementon, and William (and Rebecca) Arnold of Milford, PA. He also leaves his 2 grandchildren; Matthew and Daniel Arnold, and 2 step-grandchildren; Samantha Roa and Caitlin Roa, all of Milford, PA. He was predeceased by his brothers Elliott, Richard and Roy and his sister Olive.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 4 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10 am at the Holy Wisdom Byzantine Church in Flanders, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

September 06, 2017

Edna F Zincio

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Edna F Zincio, 91, died on September 6, 2017 at the Gardens for Memory Care Center in Easton, PA. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived most of her life in Succasunna before moving to Easton. She was a homemaker and member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

She was predeceased by her husband John A Zincio, of 60 years, in 2008, and is survived by her 4 daughters; Peggy (and Rick) Giles, Cassie Zincio, Carolyn (and AL) Cuda, and Sharon (and John) Walters, 6 grandchildren; Andrew, Erika, Cassie, Amy, Dorothy, and Emily.  She also leaves 11 great grandchildren:  Mia Katherine, Little Bobby, Angelo, Cooper, Charlotte,Violet, Cora, Graham, Lila, Cameron, and Samantha.

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 in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Brig. General Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Arneytown.

September 02, 2017

Charles W Denninger

Roxbury Township, Mr. Charles W Denninger, 86, died on September 2, 2017 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna, NJ. He was born and raised in Queens, NY and lived in Elmont, NY for 60 years before moving to Succasunna this year. He served in the U S Navy Reserves from 1951-1960 and was a self employed Provisions Dealer for Boar’s Head Provisions in Flushing, Queens, NY for 25 years. He was a member of St. Boniface R C Church in Elmont, LI, NY and was an avid bowler.

He was predeceased by his son Charles R Denninger in 1999. He is survived by his wife Alice Freund of 65 years, and 3 children; Richard J (and Deborah) Denninger of Denville, Catherine (and Kevin) Hughey of Wantagh, NY, and Theresa (and Joe) Mueller of Succasunna. He also leaves his sister Dorothy Hunter of Franklin Square, NY, brother-in-law Rev. John B Freund, C.M., 11 grandchildren; Charles V, Kristin, Thomas, Richard, Keith, Steven, Lauren, Kevin, Daniel, Matthew, and Michelle, and 9 great grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 3-6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 9:30 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY.

August 28, 2017

James F O’Leary

Roxbury Township, James Francis O’Leary, 93, died on August 28, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born and raised in Dover and lived in Randolph most of his life before moving  to Succasunna. James retired from the Jersey City Water Works in Boonton many years ago and was an avid hunter and fisherman, who loved John Wayne movies.

James was predeceased by his wife, Mary A O’Leary, in 2004, and is survived by his 3 children; Patricia O’Leary-Catanzariti of Stanhope, Deborah Delia of Sussex and Chris and Lisa O’Leary  of Roxbury Township. He also leaves his 8 grandchildren; Jason, Bryce, Jaime, Justin, Alicia, Sarah, Clayton, and Derek, and 5 great grandchildren; Delaina, Nicholas, Leo, Shelby and Ben.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, 11 am, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

August 22, 2017

Greg O Rottengen

Washington Twp, NJ    Mr. Greg O Rottengen, 74, died on August 22, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Hibernia (Rockaway Twp.) before moving to Washington, NJ 20 years ago. He served in the U S Army during the Viet Nam War and earned his BS Degree in Science from William Paterson University. He was a science teacher in the Parsippany schools for 35 years, was a member of the NJEA, was an avid hunter and fisherman, a Professional Bowling Association member since 1996 and a USBC Silver Level Coach since 1994. He was also a staff member of Storm and Vise Bowling Products as well.  He coached Warren Hills High School girls bowling team to a New Jersey State Championship in 2016 and the boys team to a third place finish, and was inducted into the Morris County Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his sister Audry A (and Walter) Keiper of Rockaway, 5 nephews and a niece, and former wife Donna Rottengen of Hope, NJ.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, September 16th, from 10-12 am. The interment will follow at the Marcella Cemetery.  Donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, at www.heart.org 

 

August 20, 2017

Ruth L Hill

Succasunna, Mrs. Ruth Louise Hill, 89, died on August 20, 2017 at the Merry Heart Health Care Center. She was born in Kearny, NJ, grew up in Newark and lived in Bloomfield for 17 years before moving to Succasunna 48 years ago. She was a member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church, and the Roxbury Women’s Club.

She graduated from Central High School in Newark, NJ.  She worked for Prudential Ins. Co for many years and retired as a Secretary from Sakrete Stone Mix, Kenvil in 1992.

She was a member of the Roxbury Woman’s Club for over 45 years and held many positions.  She was instrumental behind the scenes in raising funds for many charities, scholarships and social services projects.

She was an avid Mahjong player, loved doing puzzles and reading books.  She participated in a weekly Neighborhood Bible Study Group at the Hillside Lutheran Church.   She enjoyed traveling and family vacations.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Donald H Hill in 2010.  She is survived by her 3 children; Russell (and Sharon) Hill of Roxbury, Todd (and Lisa) Hill of Orlando, FL, and Donna (and David) Barnes of Roxbury. She also leaves 6 grandchildren; Lee Ann Hill, Eric Hill, Brianna Hill, Garrett Hill, Allison Barnes, and David Barnes, and her great grandson Liam Hill.

Donations may be made in her name to the Roxbury Woman’s Club-Scholarship Fund, PO Box 13, Succasunna, NJ 07876 or the Succasunna United Methodist Church Building Fund, 91 Main St., Succasunna, NJ  07876.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, ?96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 pm.

 

 

August 16, 2017

Antoinette R Alexander

Roxbury, NJ  Antoinette Pinto Alexander, age 101, of Wallkill, NY, died on August 16, 2017, in Parsippany, NJ. Antoinette is survived by her daughter, Joan DeLorenzo, of Succasunna, NJ; her daughter, Carolyn Rutulante, of New Paltz, NY; her daughter, Susan Sherlock, of Wallkill, NY; 9 grandchildren: Micheal DeLorenzo, Lori DeLorenzo, Christine DeLorenzo, Jeannine Kunzig, Mark DeLorenzo, Bonnie Dumas, Carey Nickels, Jennifer Redmond, and Laura Porretta; and 14 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Alexander, of Wallkill, NY; her 4 sisters, Mildred, Ada, Josephine, and Mary, and her daughter, Roberta Alexander, of Middletown, NY.

Antoinette was born on June 12, 1916 in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoyed reading, and spending time with her family.

A gathering of remembrance with immediate family will be scheduled at a later date. The family would like to thank Care One at Morris for providing compassionate care.

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

 

 

July 21, 2017

Peter P Parkas

 

 

A Celebration of the Life of Peter Parkas

 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Romans 1:16

 

Peter Parkas was born March 9, 1954 and died at age 63 on July 21, 2017. Peter’s life could never be defined by a beginning and an end.

Peter was quick to tell you about his life’s struggles as a teenager, husband and father, and his homelessness and drug addiction. However, he was unabashed and unapologetic in expressing his love for God and God’s power to transform a life, which makes his life a life to celebrate.

 

Peter served in the United States Air Force from 1974-1975 and received an honorable discharge. While homeless in Manhattan, he began reading the Bible and on November 12th, 1984, he came to a saving faith in Jesus. He married Diann Sue Krevsky on August 2, 1987. God blessed them with four children. Peter loved his family and found joy in their love for him. He was funny, passionate, intense, and an incredible storyteller. He tried very hard to put effort into his relationships because they were important to him.

 

Peter had a bachelor’s degree in business from Baruch College, a master’s degree in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Bible apologetics from Antioch Bible Baptist Seminary. Learning and teaching were two of his greatest passions, which he leaned into with full force, especially in the last decade of his life.

 

Peter was an ordained minister and an evangelist, and he applied a mission mindset to everything he did. His ability to talk with all kinds of people was amazing. Whether it was the down and out, or the well educated, he did not shy away from difficult conversations. Peter served as a vocational minister with Jews for Jesus from 1989-1995, Ariel Ministries from 1996-1999 and CJF Ministries from 2001 until his death.

 

In capsulizing Peter’s life, his family will always remember him for his passion for people and the gospel, and for his dedication to becoming a better man through every trial and chapter of his life.

 

One of Peter’s favorite verses captures perfectly his commitment to growing in the Lord day by day: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

 

Peter is survived by his wife Diann, his four children Arielle Randle (David), Levi, Josiah, and Simone, his granddaughter Yael, his sister Dr. Valerie Kendler, and many more friends and loved ones.

 

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday 4 pm at the Grace Bible Church in Netcong with the Rev Neil Lines officiating. The interment with military honors will be held privately at the North New Jersey Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, at a later date. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).

 

 

July 19, 2017

Johanna K Haig

        Johanna K. Haig, 94, died on July 19, 2017, at the Paragon Village in Mt. Olive Township, NJ.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Ridgewood, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Melbourne, FL before moving to Flanders, NJ in 1997.
        She was predeceased by her husband Robert J. Haig in 2001 and is survived by her daughter Joanne Johnstone of Washington, NJ and her son Robert and daughter-in-law Susan Haig of Westport, MA. She also leaves her 4 grandchildren; Keith Haig, Matthew Casse and his wife Colleen, Scott Haig and his wife Laurie and Maryellen Jagusak and her husband Matthew; 7 great grandchildren; Charlotte, Lily, Ryan, Robert, Ella, Catherine, and Matthew; her sister Madeline Horvath and husband, Louis Horvath and their children Alan, Lynn, Dennis and his wife Olga and daughter Hailey.  
        Johanna was a homemaker and loved to knit and crochet.  She was famous for her pies (lemon meringue, chocolate cream and banana cream), cupcakes and pot roast.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders.  Johanna will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, sweet personality and love of family.
        Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna NJ, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 9 – 10:30 am. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 11 am, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.ORG

 

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