James Thomas Bennett, formerly of Bayonne, NJ and current resident of Wharton, NJ, passed away at home on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 76.
Mr. Bennett was born on July 25, 1940 at Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, NJ. He was the son of the late Nellie (Pierson) Phillips and lived almost his entire life in Bayonne, NJ. Jimmy graduated from Bayonne Technical High School and enlisted in the United States Army. Mr. Bennett was stationed in Munich, Germany from 1966-1968 as a Military Police Officer. Upon returning from Germany on the day of his sister Peni’s wedding, he made it just in time to walk her down the aisle and returned to civilian life. James was a butcher at Shop Rite for over 40 years and enjoyed spending his retirement on a bowling league and traveling with his twin brother Tom.
In 2013, James moved to Wharton, NJ along with his identical twin brother Thomas, into the home of their devoted sister and caregiver Penelope E. Tomski, until the time of his death.
He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law Thomas J. Tomski.
James is survived by his caregiver and loving sister Penelope Tomski of Wharton, his twin brother Thomas J. Bennett of Wharton, his sister Audrey Williams of Lake Hopatcong, and his brother William Bennett of Ohio. He also leaves behind his niece Nancy (Tomski) Kaiser and her husband Albert, along with their children Ryan, Olivia & Mackenzie, of Green Township and his niece Rebecca (Tomski) Russo, her husband Vincent and their children Vincent and Benjamin of Verona.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Huntington’s Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 912, Salado, Texas 76571 or online at huntingtonsdiseasefoundation.org in tribute to James. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).
Randolph, NJ Mr. Theodore E Martini, 89, died on March 17, 2017 at the Kessler Rehabilitation Center in Chester. Ted was born and raised in Bloomfield and served in WWII. Being a proud Veteran was very important to him. Ted moved to Ironia in 1963, were he resided with his wife and two sons. He was a retired probation officer and supervisor for Essex County in Newark for 30 years. He was a proud graduate of Seton Hall University and a loyal fan of their basketball team. Sundays were his favorite day! It was a day of being with family and watching football, especially his Giants. He loved to listen to his Jazz music. He would fondly talk about the days he and his wife Dee would go into New York to the Jazz clubs. How enjoyed those days! It was one of his favorite memories. Anyone who had the opportunity to know Ted, you were blessed! Rest in peace Dad and Grandpa Tini, you are now home with your beloved wife Dee and son Ted.
He was predeceased by his wife Dolores Martini, and son Theodore Martini in 2013. He is survived by his son Timothy J (and Karen) Martini of Ironia, daughter-in-law Ann Martini of Landing, and by his 4 grandchildren; Theodore, Christopher, Matthew and Rachael.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 10 – 11 am. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 am, followed by an entombment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Veterans Association.
Roxbury Township, Mr. Richard P Bondaruk, 63, died on March 9, 2017. He was born and raised in Jersey City and lived in Fords before moving to Roxbury Township 16 years ago. He was a mail handler for the U S Postal Service in Jersey City for 43 years. He enjoyed art, photography, tool collecting, and going to flea markets.
He is survived by his wife Sandy Mc Cormick, children; Jeremy Bondaruk, Adrian Leblanc, Natasha Bondaruk, Michael Bondaruk, Alexis Rodrigues, and Katey Mc Cormick, and 8 grandchildren; Arianna, Kyle, Brian, Kygen, Jordan, Olivia, Kara, and Colton.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 4 – 8 pm, with a Family Service at 7 pm.
Roxbury Township, Mrs Elizabeth A McGarry, 71, died on March 9, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Orange and grew up in West Orange. She moved to Roxbury in 1969. She was the Technical Assistant to the Construction Official in Roxbury for 27 years before retiring in 2011. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and going to Manasquan.
She is survived by her son Patrick (and Jane) McGarry of Budd Lake and daughter Erin (and Michael) Murray of Rockaway Township. She also leaves her brother Daniel O’Leary of Jackson, and 2 grandchildren; Daniel McGarry and Katie Murray.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday, March 15, from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Thursday, March 16, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church. Donations may be made in her name to St.Jude’s Hospital or to the 11th Hour Animal Rescue.
Randolph, NJ, Mr. Steven Toth, 97, died on March 4, 2017 at the Merry Heart Assisted Living Center. He was born in Passaic and grew up in Garfield. He was a member of the CCC’S – Civilian Conservation Corps before joining the U S Army Air Corps during WW II. He was the owner of Garfield Auto Refinishers Company for many years.
He was predeceased by his wife Pauline (nee Rushworth) in 1997, and is survived by his son Steven (and Susan) Toth of Centerville, MD and daughter Diane (and David) Porter of Randolph. He also leaves his 4 grandchildren; Brian (and Debbie), Cindy (and Tim), Tanya (and Dwight), and Kevin (and Brandy), and 8 great grandchildren; Corinne, Andrew, Travis, Kierstin, Aiden, Landon, Madelyn, and Riley.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 4 –7 pm. The Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held at 6 pm.
The interment will follow at the Memorial Estates Cemetery in West Valley City, Utah at a later date. Donations may be made in his name to the Cancer Research Center of your choice.
Michael Bateston Stoddard, 49, of Landing, N.J., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J., of injuries suffered in a car accident. He was born September 10, 1967 in Toms River, New Jersey.
He is survived by his father Bates Stoddard, and his mother Madeline Zulauf. Additional surviving family includes his stepfather Sander Zulauf, stepmother Mary Beal, sisters Mary Beth Stoddard and Lauren Donovan, brothers Michael Arendasky, Jim Arendasky, and Scott Zulauf, nieces Carley and Ella, nephews Drew and Hank, cousins Marion Noyes and Nancy Noyes, and his girlfriend Christine Sadowski and their baby, due to be born in August.
Michael seemed to be indestructible while charging along his adventurous paths of life. As a child, he loved trains, Legos, and then transitioned to BMX, fishing and he developed his undeniable affinity for motorcycles. He possessed effervescence, always smiling and laughing, and was the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. Most of all, he loved to love.
Please join us for a celebration of Michael’s Life at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, March 10th, from 5 – 8 pm.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 11, 2017, St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Succasunna, N.J. Reverend Fain Webb will be officiating.
Mr. Salvatore Atanasio, 84, died on February 26, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born and raised in New York City and lived in Hopatcong before moving to Succasunna in 1972. He served in the U S Air Force during the Korean War, as a Airman Second Class.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his family. His family was his life and loved spending time with them. He was always there for anyone who needed him. He loved the Lord and was very involved in his church, Full Gospel, being a treasurer and teacher for many years. He was a manufacturing manager for Lockheed Electronics in Denville. Following his retirement he then worked with his son Salvatore at The Blue Eagle Truck Center in Rockaway.
He was predeceased by his son Salvatore Jr. in 2012 and by his grandson Health Wood in 2015. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Macaluso) Atanasio, of 59 years. He also leaves his 4 children; Paula (and Mario) Dellafortuna of North Plainfield, Dominic (and Joanne) Atanasio of Los Angles, CA, Rosemarie (and Michael) Primamore of East Hanover, and Michael (and Emma) Atanasio of Springfield, daughter-in-law Amanda Atanasio of Hackettstown, 9 grandchidren; Michelle, Mario (and Shannon), Michael, Talia, Christopher, Maya, Erica, Megan, and Charlene, 3 great grandchildren; Tommy, Ava, Giulana, and a brother John Atanasio of Florida.
Friends may visit on Saturday 10 am – 12 noon at the Full Gospel Church, 190 West Northfield Avenue, Livingston, with the Funeral Service at 12 noon at the church. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name through his family.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Ursula E Wiedmuller, 86, died on February 24, 2017 at St Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born and raised in Jersey City and moved to Succasunna 55 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, and for 25 years went to the Loyola House of Retreats in Morristown. She and her husband volunteered at the St Therese Carnival and Dover soup kitchen. She was an avid reader and a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
She was predeceased by her husband William J Wiedmuller, of 60 years, in 2014, her sister Vincenza Di Gregorio, and is survived by her 5 children; Robert W Wiedmuller of Mt. Arlington, Ursula M (and Dennis) VanEmburg of Budd Lake, Karen (and Ian) Showell of Hackettstown, William (and Lisa) Wiedmuller of S C, and Mary E (and Michael) Knierim of CA. She also leaves her 8 grandchildren; Ryan, Krista, William, and Brandon VanEmburg, Andrew and Julia Wiedmuller, and Connor and Catherine Knierim, 2 sisters; Marilyn Badami of Fort Lee, and Elaine Sommer of Fairlawn.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.
Roxbury Township, Mr. Douglas Bruce Spencer, 71, died on February 21, 2017 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home. He was born in Montclair, and lived in Nutley where he graduated Nutley High School in 1963. He received his Bachelors Degree from Bucknell University in 1967, and went on to receive his Masters from NJIT in Computer Science in 1996. He moved to Washington DC area while in the service, and served in the U.S Army during the Viet Nam War. He then moved to Cedar Grove, and moved to Ledgewood in 1976. He was a math Teacher at Bloomfield High School, and then taught math at Hopatcong High School from 1985-2010, when he retired. He also was active in the Marching Band and Theater Production. He was an active member of the Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church, took part in Choir, was a Sunday School Superintendent, and served many other church ministries. He also was a camp counselor for teen week at Tuscarora (PA) and volunteered after retirement to maintain the camp.
He was Predeceased by his son Keith A. Spencer in 2015, and is survived by his wife Janet Clark (nee Lewis) Spencer of 46 years, son Jason (and Jillian) Spencer of Succasunna, and 3 grandchildren; Shane, Levi, and Ruby.
Friends may visit on Sunday 2 – 4 at the Hillside Church, 113 S. Hillside Ave, Succasunna. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday 10 am at the Hillside Church, with the Interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Donations may be made in his name to the church.
Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).
Roxbury Township, Mr. Richard “Rich – Ricky” Dell, 60, died on February 19, 2017 at home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and moved to Roxbury Township 55 years ago. He was a 1974 graduate of Roxbury High School and worked for the Odyssey – Major Police Supply, now Major Automotive Installations in Kenvil, for many years. He was an accomplished Wood Worker, and enjoyed movies, hiking, football, race cars, and had a love for Pontiac GTO’s. All his free time and dedication, was spent taking care of his brother Wayne, and spending time with his Niece, and Nephew.
He is predeceased by is Parents Richard, and Dorothy, and his brother Robert. He is survived by his 2 brothers Barry Dell of PA, Wayne Dell of Succasunna, sister Nancy Stansky of Lake Hopatcong, Nephew Adam, and Niece Autumn.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday 4 – 7 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, 11 am at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Presbyterian Cemetery.