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.

January 14, 2018

Jean C Lewis

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Jean C Lewis, 100, died on January 14, 2018 , 18 hours short of her 101st birthday, at home in Ledgewood, NJ. She was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, and settled in Passaic, NJ at the age of 7. She lived most of her life in New Jersey, other than 12 years in New Orleans, Louisiana, and 17 years in Karthaus, Pennsylvania, before returning to New Jersey in 2000. She became a Naturalized Citizen in 1948, as well as graduating from Passaic General Hospital School of Nursing. Most recently, she was an active member of Hillside Church in Succasunna, and a member of Hillside Association of Retired People and Roxbury Community Bible Study. She was always involved in her church and school communities wherever she lived.

 

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Robert B Lewis, in 2001, her high school sweetheart whom she married in 1941. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Barbara L Hoffman, in 1992 and her grandson, Keith Spencer, in 2015. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Margaret L Finkill of Ephrata, PA; Janet C Spencer of Ledgewood; NJ, and Carolyn L Kannapel of Media, PA. She also leaves her 7 grandchildren; Emily, Jennifer, Bethany, Robert, Steven, Jason, and Andrew, and her 12 great grandchildren.

 

A private graveside Service will be held at the West Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton. Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 20th, at the Hillside Church, 113 S. Hillside Avenue, Succasunna at 11 am, with family visitation from 10 – 11 am.  Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Hillside Church.

January 13, 2018

Allan W Kishpaugh

Mt. Olive Township, Mr. Allan W Kishpaugh, 90, died on January 13, 2018 at his home. He was born in Orange, NJ and lived in Framingham, MA before moving to Flanders 25 years ago. He graduated from West Orange High School and Lehigh University and served in the U S Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired electronics engineer for GTE Corporation in Massachusetts and a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Flanders and the Mt. Olive Seniors Club.

 

He is survived by his 4 children; Charlie (and Karen) Kishpaugh of Burlington, MA, Bob (and Dale Wanamaker) Kishpaugh of West Orange, NJ, Laura (and Howard) Margolis of Apex, N C, and Gwen (and Peter) Van Heest of Virginia Beach, VA, and 4 grandsons; David and Kevin Kishpaugh and Corey and Tyler Van Heest.

 

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 3 – 6 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am at the United Presbyterian Church of Flanders, 58 Drakesdale Road, Flanders, NJ 07836, followed by a private interment at the Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Flanders.

 

 

December 31, 2017

Alfonse James Napoliello

Tamarac, FL   Mr. Alfonse Napoliello, 100, died on December 31, 2017 at home. He was born in Newark, NJ and lived in Belleville and Randolph, NJ for 3 years before moving to Tamarac, FL, 3 years ago. He was a retired Store Manager at the Peper Brother’s Paint and Wallpaper store in Newark and Irvington. He was also a parishioner of St Matthew’s R C Church in Randolph.

He is the son of the late Michael and Rose Napoliello, and was predeceased by his wife Maria Napoliello in 2012. He is survived by his 3 sons and daughter; Allan Napoliello (and JoAnn) of Randolph, NJ, William (and Helene) Napoliello, Marie (and Charles) Cali, and Michael Napoliello. He also leaves his 4 grandchildren; Alan (and Anne) Napoliello, Dennis (and Michelle) Napoliello, Shannon (and Michael) Ridilla, and Allison Slick, and 8 great grandchildren; Lauren, Jenni, Peyton, Trevor, Camryn Napoliello, Julianna Slick, Brooke, and Gabriella Ridilla, and 4 sisters; Jean Cosentino, Violet Pappas, and Delores Weller., and Marion Bush.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10 am at St. Matthew’s R C Church in Randolph, followed by an Entombment at the Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.

 

 

December 31, 2017

Phyllis G Cooper

Somerset, NJ   Mrs. Phyllis Gloria Cooper, 80, died on December 31, 2017 at the Willow Creek Center in Somerset after a courageous battle with dementia which she fought to the end. She was born in Trenton and lived in Frankford Township and Succasunna for 33 years, before moving to Somerset. Mrs. Cooper was a member of St. Therese RC Catholic Church.

A 1955 graduate of Newton High School, Mrs. Cooper worked for several companies before she retired.  She loved to read, paint and sculpt.

Mrs. Cooper was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Pauline Kucinski, her first husband, Theron B. Hyatt and her brother Alfred Kucinski.

She is survived by her daughter Donna (James) Donovan, her son Dale (Donna) Hyatt; three grandchildren Laura (Kyle) Nale, Benjamin Hyatt, Aaron Hyatt and a great granddaughter, Leah Nale.  Ms. Cooper also leaves behind a sister, Alice Kelly and a brother, Paul Blake.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10 am at St. Therese R C Church, 155 Main Street, Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Holy Rood Cemetery, 91 Maple Ave., Morristown. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

December 28, 2017

Elena Nita

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Elena Nita, 82, died on December 28, 2017 at the Morris View Nursing Home in Morris Township. She was born in Comuna Rominesti, Romania and came to the United States 25 years ago, first settling in CT, before moving to Ledgewood 7 years ago.

She is survived by her husband Ion Nita, her daughter Emilia Cobos, and 2 grandchildren; Monica Lander and Nick Jaramillo.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 11 am at the Life Giving Church in Califon, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Grove Union Cemetery.

 

December 26, 2017

Raymond Serpa

Roxbury Township, Mr. Raymond Serpa, 87, died on December 26, 2017 at the Regency Grande Nursing Home in Dover. He was born in Manati, Puerto Rico and lived in Roxbury Township since 1989. He was a retired Garment cutter for the I L W G A in New York City for many years, and a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

 

He is survived by his wife Anna Serpa of 67 years, 3 children; Jose Ramon (and Sharon) Serpa of Newburgh, NY, Rev. Debra Ann (and Robert) DeVos of Hackettstown, and Richard John (and Jill) Serpa of Landing. He also leaves his 4 grandchildren; Jason R Serpa, Rachael M Dauber, Olivia R Serpa, and Raymond J Serpa, and 2 brothers; Jose Serpa of California and Gilberto Serpa of Puerto Rico.

 

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 2 pm, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association. https://m.alz.org/donate.asp

 

December 25, 2017

Gino R DeTogni

Roxbury Township, Mr. Gino R DeTogni, 92, died on December 25, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born in Schenectady, NY and was a long-time resident of Succasunna. He served in the U S Army after WW II. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Union College in 1951, and he also earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1971. After his graduation from Union he worked at Watervliet Arsenal in NY, and then at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township as a research engineer, before retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, and member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing tennis, chess, fishing, and collecting coins.

He is survived by his 4 children; Carolyn (and Scott) Werner of Florida, James (and Patricia) DeTogni of Arizona, Lawrence DeTogni of Budd Lake, and Robert (and Dori) DeTogni  of Virginia, and by his 7 grandchildren.

A private service will be held, with Military Honors, at a later date. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 davishepplewhitefh.com

A public Memorial Service will beheld on Saturday, January 6th, at 11 am at St. Therese R C Church.

 

 

December 25, 2017

Eme Lou Troup

Mt. Olive Township, Mrs. Eme Lou Troup, 87, passed away on December 25, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born in Fredon Township before moving to Flanders many years ago.

She was the daughter of the late Gerald and Beatrice McMurtrie and was predeceased by her husband Joseph C Troup in 2003, who was the love of her life. Eme is survived by her 2 cherished sons; Joseph C Troup II and Jeffrey (and Catherine) Troup. She also leaves her 2 granddaughters; Jessica and Megan Troup, and 4 great grandchildren. Eme greatly loved her family and will be sadly missed. She made an everlasting impact on all the people she knew…”Yet Your Heart Not Be Troubled”.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com). Her Services will be held at a later date.

December 18, 2017

Florence R Shires

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Florence R Shires, 93, died on December 18, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Newark and grew up in Belleville before moving to Roxbury Township 60 years ago. She was a homemaker and attended St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. She also loved animals and was a doll collector.

She was predeceased by her husband James Shires in 1987, and is survived by her 2 children; Shirley A Rosamilia and James N Shires, Jr, and her grandson Anthony Rosamilia, Jr, all of Flanders, and by her sister Susan Hodgdon of Mt. Laurel, NJ.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 9 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

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