April 12, 2018

John Carpenter

Middletown Township, Mr. John Francis Carpenter, 56, died on April 12, 2018. He was born in Schenectady, NY and grew up in Manassas, VA. He then lived in The Highlands (NJ) before moving to Middletown Township 20 years ago. He was a Corporate Trainer and Chef at several Ruby Tuesday Restaurants. He was also a very gifted artist, musician, and author.

He is survived by his wife Heather Elizabeth (Grissom) Carpenter of 20 years, and by his brother Paul (and Tracie) Carpenter of VA, and sisters; Allison (and Jack) Rivetti of MD and Sara (and Lee) McAfee of VA, and several nieces and nephews; Nick, Bub, and Jill Rivetti and Laurie Carpenter.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264(davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday, from 4 – 6 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 6 pm, at the Funeral Home.

 

 

April 07, 2018

Larry T Winters

Roxbury Township, Mr. Larry Winters, 68, died on April 7, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born in Morristown and grew up in Succasunna, before moving to Dover 45 years ago. He was a 1967 Graduate of Roxbury High School and then served in the U S Air Force from 1967 – 1972. He was a retired IT specialist at Foster-Wheeler Corporation in Perryville, NJ and enjoyed music and reading science fiction.

He is survived by his wife Danuta T Winters of 45 years, and by his brother Douglas (and Barbara) Winters of Salt Lake City, UT and sister Rhonda (and John) Runyon of Succasunna, 6 nephews, 3 nieces, 3 great nieces, and 5 great nephews. He also leaves his sister-in-law Wanda and Reggie Leahy (and family) of the UK, and 3 brothers-in-law; Henry (and Linda) Rozalewicz of the UK, Bob (and family) Rozalewicz of Thailand, and Stefan (and Nina) Jozwin and family of the UK.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264(davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home.

April 04, 2018

Buonaventura J Saso

Randolph, NJ   Mr. Buonaventura James Saso, 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 after illness at home with the care of his wife. Buonaventura was the son of Buonaventura and Maria. He was born in Long Island City, NY, educated at Brooklyn Tech. in Brooklyn, NY and was a retired Tool and Dye Maker at Duramic Products in Palisades Park, NJ. He was a resident of Randolph, NJ for 46 years.

In addition to his parents, Buonaventura was predeceased by his five siblings, their spouses and many other loving relatives. He is survived by his beloved wife Geertruida “Truus” Saso of 55 years, two daughters; Yvette Saso-Rowe and Monique Saso West, and two grandchildren; Cecilia West and Nicholas West, and several nieces and nephews, their spouses and children.

Family and friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ                (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 3 – 6 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10 am, at the Grace Bible Chapel, 100 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ, with the interment to follow at the Cemetery of First Presbyterian, Succasunna, NJ. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his name to the Latcom.org via Grace Bible Chapel.

March 31, 2018

Skylar J Matthews

Rockaway Township, Miss Skylar Jane Matthews, 21, died on March 31, 2018. She was born in Glen Ridge and lived in Verona and Roxbury Township before moving to Rockaway. She was a graduate of the New Bridge School in Parsippany and was a hostess at the Olive Garden in Rockaway.

She was predeceased by her father Robert E Matthews last year, and is survived by her mother Jennifer A Matthews and brother Justin R Matthews of Roxbury Township, grandparents William and Linda Schug of Rockaway, and great grandmother Victoria Steele of West Caldwell, Godfather Glen Evans of Kinnelon, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2 – 5 pm. Please pray for all suffering from addiction.

 

March 28, 2018

Warren W Melton

Roxbury Township, Mr. Warren W Melton, age 77, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He was born in California, raised in Edison and has been a resident of Ledgewood for 33 years. Warren was a diehard Yankee fan who embraced life and lived it to the fullest. He will always be remembered and remain forever in our hearts.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan; beloved children Robin Melton of Highland Park; Craig and his wife Nicolina of Pennington; Jennifer Melton and her partner Keith Koenig of Andover; cherished grandchildren Ryan and Erika; adored brother, Norman and his wife Grace of Omaha, Nebraska and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family request’s that memorial donations be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org) Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

March 27, 2018

Ingunn Pedersen

Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Ingunn Pedersen, 74, died on March 27, 2018 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. She was born in Skien, Norway and came to the United States in 1961 to West Orange before moving to Morris County 43 years ago. She then earned her Nursing Degree and worked as an RN at St Barnabas Hospital in Livingston for almost 30 years. She was an active member of Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church in Succasunna and was a Social Director for Sons of Norway, Norbu Lodge in Lake Telemark, New Jersey.

She is survived by her husband Charly K. Pedersen of 54 years, 3 daughters; Sandra Pedersen of Upstate New York, Dianne (and Anthony) Covello of Connecticut, and Heidi Pedersen of Succasunna, New Jersey, 7 grandchildren; Haley, Zachary, Kristofer, Kendall, Charlyze, Espen, and Owen, and great granddaughter Lyla, and other relatives in Sweden, Norway and Australia.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 5 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 10 am, at the Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. A lunch will then follow back at Hillside Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local ALS Chapter at ALSA.org

March 14, 2018

John P Hefferan

Roxbury Township, Mr. John P. Hefferan, 96, died on March 14, 2018 at his home in Ledgewood surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Vernon, NY and grew up in Paterson, NJ.   A 1940 graduate of Paterson Eastside High School, he worked for Curtiss Wright and then served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate, Third Class.   After the war, he attended Fairleigh Dickinson in Rutherford, graduating in 1952 with a BS in Industrial Engineering.

John was predeceased by his beloved wife Elizabeth “Betty” Hefferan in 2008 and is survived by his beloved children; son Peter Hefferan (Patricia), daughters Patricia, Theresa (Dan), Christine Harrison (John) and daughter Margaret “Peg”.   He is survived by three wonderful granddaughters; Meghan & Amanda Hefferan, and Lauren Harrison.

Big brother to three siblings, he is survived by his sister Joan Burrafato of Wayne, NJ and his brother’s companion Iris D’Agostino of Phoenicia,NY.  He is predeceased by his sister Mary Collyer and brother James Hefferan.

A resident of Roxbury Township for the past 57 years, John was a member of the Roxbury Football Fathers’ Club, and active in  St. Therese’s parish as an usher, Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.   An environmentalist, he enjoyed gardening, bird watching & the outdoors, and was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching his children’s & grandchildren’s athletic events as well as college basketball and the Mets.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Therese School, Succasunna (135 Main St, Succasunna, NJ 07876) or the Roxbury Fire & Rescue Squad, CO #1 (122 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876).

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, March 18th from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, March 19th at 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

 

March 14, 2018

Sandra L Carney

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Sandra Lee Carney, 73, died on March 14, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born in Brookline, PA, and grew up in Ocean City, NJ. She moved to Landing 43 years ago. She was an Elementary School Teacher in Mt. Arlington for 15 years. She was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, where she taught C C D and sang in the choir.

 She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Thomas B Carney, 3 children; David (and his fiance Lori Labato) Carney of Allamuchy, Sandra (and Jason) Rodriquez of Roxbury Township, and Andrew Carney of Fernandina Beach, FL, and by her sister Hazel (and Earl) Cooper of Cibalo, TX.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the North Jersey Veterans Cemetery in Sparta.

March 13, 2018

John C Pergentile

Belvidere, NJ   Mr. John Charles Pergentile, 72, died on March 13, 2018 at the Newton Memorial Hospital. He was born and raised in Morristown and has lived in Belvidere for 20 years. Prior to his retirement he was the owner of the Solesource Inc in Coatesville, PA and was a coin collector, an avid Jets and Mets fan, and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Jeanne (McGlade) Pergentile, 3 children; Angelia (and James) Stamatis of Flanders, Kimberly (and John) Boughton of Hackettstown, and John (and Michele) Pergentile of Melrose, MA, his former wife, Carol Brisby and 5 grandchildren; Sean, John, Joshua, Hailey, and Jake.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 3 – 5 pm.

March 09, 2018

James R Cater, Sr.

Roxbury Township, James Robert Cater, Sr., died on March 9, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born in Dover and lived most of his life in Succasunna. He was a 1962 graduate of Roxbury High School and worked for Roxbury Township for 30 years where he retired as the Building & Ground’s supervisor. He previously worked as a carpenter for his Uncle, Donald Parks in Randolph. He was an exempt and life member of the Roxbury Township Fire Company #1 in Succasunna. He enjoyed being at his cabin in PA, visits from family and his friend’s. Watching the NASCAR races and he loved his dog Sweet Pea.

He was predeceased by his wife Helen (Laidlaw) Cater in 2007, and is survived by his daughter Lisa Ann (and James) Benfield of Landing and son James Robert Jr. (and Sharon) Cater of Succasunna, and by his 4 grandchildren; Daniel Benfield, Nicholas Benfield, Anthony Benfield, and Richard Akes.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 11 am at the Funeral Home, followed by a reception at the Fire House on Main Street.

 

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