January 13, 2019

Barbara A Palanchi

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Roxbury Township, Barbara Ann (Woods) Palanchi, 87, died at home on January 13, 2019.  She was born and raised in Roxbury Township and has been a lifelong resident.  She was a school bus driver for Roxbury Board of Education, retiring after 23 years.   Previously she was a secretary at McKiernan & Terry Corporation in Dover.  Barbara was a lifetime member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church, where she sang in the Choir for more than 50 years and served on many committees in addition to being a volunteer in the community.  One of her favorite activities was making funnel cakes at Suckasunny Day and at the St. Therese carnival each year.    She had a love for Lake Hopatcong, The Windlass and the Miss Lotta.  She was a season ticket holder for The Paper Mill Playhouse always inviting a different friend to accompany her for each show.  Her greatest joy was attending the sporting events, band concerts and dance recitals of her cherished grandchildren.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband Joseph M. Palanchi in 2004 and her sister Eileen Brown.  She is survived by her four children; Debbie (and Jerry) Williams of Succasunna, Lisa Palanchi (and Patty Cinelli) of Mt. Arlington, Joanne (and John) Page  of Succasunna, and Marc (and Kristin) Palanchi of Succasunna.  She also leaves her eight grandchildren; Jennifer (and Keith), Lindsey, Christopher, Daniel, Brandon, Reghan, Ben, and Joey, and two great grandchildren; Liam and Leila.  She is also survived by her brother, Stanley (and Carol) Woods of Emerson, NJ and many, many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, January 21 st, from 2 – 6 pm.  The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22 nd, at the Succasunna United Methodist Church at 10 am, with the Interment to follow at the Stanhope Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Succasunna United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 91 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876.

 

 

January 09, 2019

Susan L Macaulay

Hackettstown, NJ   Mrs. Susan L Macaulay, 77, died unexpectedly and peacefully on January 9, 2019 at her home. She was born and raised in Oneida, NY and lived in Landing for 24 years. She then lived in Cazenovia, NY for 19 years before moving to Hackettstown 14 months ago. For 20 years, she vacationed at “Dollar Island” in Inlet, NY, and spent many wonderful summers in Lavallette, NJ with her family. She was a homemaker and was a very active member of St. James R C Church in Cazenovia, NY and now attends the Church of the Assumption, of the Blessed Virgin Mary R C Church in Hackettstown. She also volunteered at “The Key” in Cazenovia, NY and enjoyed playing Mahjong with her close friends. She always left an impression wherever she went, always greeting people with a smile and kind word. Sarah was quoted as saying “Does Gram know everybody ?”…That was Sue !

She is survived by her husband Charles W Macaulay of 56 years, daughter Karen (and Michael) Fasino of Flanders and son Michael (and Claudine) Macaulay of East Hanover. She also leaves her 7 grandchildren; Samantha, Sarah, Sydney, Shayla, Jake, Bobby, and Annie and many cherished in-laws, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday, January 15th, from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 18th, at 11 am, at St. James R C Church in Cazenovia, NY followed by the burial at the Church Cemetery.

 

December 17, 2018

Fernanda M Dolinoy

Roxbury Township:  Fernanda Mary (Hudzik) Dolinoy, 93, died peacefully on December 17, 2018 at home (in hospice) in Flanders, NJ from old age.  She was born in Passaic, NJ and stayed in the area before finally moving to Flanders, NJ in 1968.  She was a secretary at Wells Fargo Guard Services and Lakeland Bus Co.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert Andrew Dolinoy (8/11/18) and is survived by her son David Dolinoy (wife Jennifer) and grandchildren Luke and Eric of Flanders.  She was also predeceased by her brother Walter Hudzik and sister Holly Palmieri and survived by two sisters Emilie Latawiec and Charlotte Bankowsky.  She also had many nieces and nephews.  We miss her very much, especially her cooking!  In the meantime, we will try to focus on all the great memories we’ve shared with her until we will be reunited again in the resurrection.  — Job 14:14-15, John 5:28, 29

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10 am at St. Therese R C Church, 151 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  07876.  Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

December 14, 2018

Barbara Kinahan Maseker

Randolph, NJ   Mrs. Barbara Kinahan Maseker, 66, died on December 14, 2018 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born and raised in Elizabeth and lived in Linden before moving to Randolph 25 years ago. She was the Vice President and Office Manager of Karl’s Auto Body in Morristown for 20 years. She also enjoyed spending time with her 3 nephews, boating, and going to many antique and classic auto shows.

She was the daughter of the late Edward, Sr. and Eleanor Dobaczewski, and was predeceased by her brother Edward, Jr. She is survived by her husband Kenneth J Maseker, brother Robert (and Karol) Dobaczewski of Andover, 3 nephews; Justin, Shane, and Jon, mother-in-law Stella Mai of Canada, brother-in-law William (and Martha) Maseker of Elizabeth and sister-in-law Michelle Kriszten of Bayonne, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna, followed by the interment at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Donations may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

December 08, 2018

Janet L Gedicke

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Janet L Gedicke, 85, died on December 8, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Plainfield and grew up in Bloomfield and moved to Philadelphia, before moving to Landing in 1963.

She was a very active member and Elder in the Succasunna First Presbyterian Church and treasurer of the Presbyterian Women. She loved baking, sewing, and always being there for her family.

She was the daughter of the late Hans and Johanna Bertram. She is survived by her husband Harry L Gedicke of 66 years, and by her 3 sons; Harry W (and Kim) of Landing, Donald (and Pam) of Hampton Township, and Ken (and Eileen) of VA. She also leaves her 6 grandchildren; David (and Tara), Kevin (and Fiance Nare), Carrie (and James), Erin, Elise, and Emily (and Brandon), her 5 great grandchildren; Nathan, Eleanor, Hannah, Mason, and Alexander, and brother Otto (and Evelyn) Bertram.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at First Presbyterian Church, Succasunna, followed by the interment at the Church Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to the First Presbyterian Church, 99 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876.

December 07, 2018

Janet F Amatrudi

Boonton Township, Mrs. Janet Frances Amatrudi, 91, died on December 7, 2018 at the Boonton Care Center. She was born in Jersey City and grew up in Cranford. She later lived in Bloomfield for 50 years before moving to Succasunna and Boonton. She was a Legal Secretary for the Standard Oil Company in New York City, and was a member of the Sacred Heart R C Church in Bloomfield.She was a graduate of Montclair State Teacher’s College.

She was predeceased by her husband Ralph Amatrudi in1997, and is survived by her 4 children; Cathy (and Peter) Cokelet, Patrice Amatrudi, Mary (and Vincent) D’Elia, and Ralph Amatrudi, 6 grandchildren; Daniel, Julia, Brian, Christopher, Steven, and Michael, and by her great grandchildren; Aiden and Logan.

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, Succasunna, followed by the entombment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

December 06, 2018

Iris B Keim

Iris Bowen Keim, died on October 5, 2018 in Morristown, New Jersey

Longtime Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education member
Iris Bowen Keim was born on July 28, 1932, on Oahu to H. Stevens “Steve” Bowen and Margaret Kuakoa Keppeler Bowen. Iris graduated from Punahou School in 1950 and Smith College in 1954, the year she married John Oram Keim, Jr.

She served for many years on the Watchung Hills Regional Hills High School Board of Education, as well as on the Passaic Township P.T.A. In 1962, Iris joined a book club, called The Reading Group, and finished the book for the next meeting the week she died. Iris died on Oct. 5, 2018.
Her husband, John, and sister, Lorna Clyde, predeceased her. She is survived by her son, John, daughter-in-law, Ines, grandson, Paul, granddaughter, Flora; daughter, Catherine; nieces Claire Waters and Maile Clyde, and many cousins.

A memorial service for Iris will be held at the Summit Unitarian Church on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. A reception at the church will follow. Iris’ and John’s ashes will be scattered in the ocean off Lanikai, her favorite beach.

Donations in Iris’ memory may be sent to Punahou School or Smith College.

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

December 04, 2018

Carmella E Connatello

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Carmella E Connatello, 85, died on December 4, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, and lived in Union City before moving to Landing in 1971. She was a Swing Shift Manager at Roy Roger’s in Succasunna. She was also a member of both the Roxbury Township and Mt. Olive Senior Citizens Club.

She was predeceased by her husband Dominick J Connatello in 2000, and by her 3 brothers and sister; Albie Bassano, Tom Quidone, Rosemarie Cabrera, and John Bassano. She is survived by her 4 daughters; Debbie Lally of FL, Donna Connatello of Landing, Diane (and Tom) Griffin of Hopatcong, and Doreen (and Mario) Mazzacchi of Stillwater, 5 grandchildren; Steven Craig, T J and Michael Griffin, and Nicole and Mikayla Mazzacchi, her great granddaughter Ashley Lewis, sister Marion Nanek, and brother Dominick Bassano.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, from 4 – 8 pm, with the Funeral Service at 7 pm. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

November 29, 2018

David F Szetela

Roxbury Township, Mr. David Frederick Szetela, 83, died on November 29, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born and raised in Ware, Massachusetts and lived in Teaneck before moving to Roxbury Township 46 years ago. He served in the U S Army during the Korean War. He then worked for many years as a Senior Member Technical Consultant for Lucent Technologies in New York City. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and loved gardening and going to the gym.

He is survived by his wife Ilona G Szetela of 49 years, twins; Gregory Stephen Szetela of Key West, FL and Stoneharbor, NJ and Elaine Christina Holliday of Peachtree City, GA. He also leaves his 2 grandchildren; Thomas Holliday and Kelly Holliday, brother Ken (and Laurie) Lewes of CT, and sister Carol (and William) O’Hara of CT.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, from 2 – 4 and 6  – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna, NJ

November 24, 2018

Jill Reilly Fortner

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Jill R Fortner, 75, died on November 24, 2018 at her home. She was born in Montclair and grew up in Singac, NJ before moving to Landing 44 years ago. She was a retired school bus driver for the Roxbury Township Board of Education, where she worked for more than 25 years. She enjoyed knitting, rescuing dogs (pugs), and was an avid reader.

She was predeceased by her husband James H Fortner in 2010, and by her grandson Philip Napoli this year. She leaves her son Sean Fortner of Landing and daughter Cheri Napoli of Manchester, and by her granddaughter Katie Napoli.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, from 5  – 7 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 7 pm.

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