November 27, 2020

Jean M Iliohan

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Jean Marie (Malbouef) Iliohan, 82, died on November 27, 2020 at Paragon Village in Hackettstown. She was born in Northbridge, MA and lived in Sussex County before moving to Succasunna/Mt. Arlington 52 years ago. She was a bookkeeper with the Roxbury Medical Group and then at the NJDOT as a secretarial assistant until retiring in 2000. She enjoyed senior bus trips to the casinos, Roxbury Nutrition, and shopping on QVC.

She was predeceased by her husband Carl D Iliohan (of 65 years) in September, and is survived by her son David Iliohan of Hackettstown, and 2 daughters; Linda (and Robert) Anderson of Succasunna and Deborah (and Harry) Russell of Mine Hill. She also leaves her granddaughter Mandy Anderson currently serving in the USCG in Texas. She was also predeceased by her grandson Charles C Tredway last year.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 9:30 – 10 am. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 am, with the interment to follow at the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in East Hanover.

November 25, 2020

Gail Reedy Slattery

Gail Reedy Slattery

“You were an angel in the shape of a mom “

Succasunna, NJ  Gail P. Slattery, 80 passed away at home on 11/25/2020. She is survived by her devoted husband Frank of 58 years; by her 3 children: Gail Irwin (spouse Marc), James Slattery (spouse Betsy), and Stephen Slattery (spouse Amy). She also leaves behind her adored 8 grandchildren: John Michael, Daniel, Kelly, Sullivan, Keller, Shane, Liam, and Quinn.

Born in the Bronx in 1940, raised Catholic, and the oldest of five children, Gail was a protector, leader, and humble giver. She married Francis Slattery in 1962 and set roots in Succasunna, NJ where they raised their 3 children. She was a fervent believer in the power of a Catholic education, and was an ever present figure at St. Therese Catholic School where all of her children would attend. She remained devoted to her faith and was an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church since 1966.

To Gail, family was everything. She would repeatedly step out of her comfort zone if it meant helping her kids become better people. Now her work is complete here. We know she is pain free, enjoying long walks, and will never stop praying and loving us all.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers that have helped us care for Gail since her stroke, and in a very special way thank Irina who has been at Gail’s side for many years. Your loving care and compassion always gave us comfort.

 A private Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. Arrangements are bythe Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  ( Her family will be celebrating her life during the summer, 2021. Donations may be made in her name to the American Stroke Association.

November 22, 2020

Alfred J Sippel

Roxbury Township, Mr. Alfred John Sippel, 93, died on November 22, 2020 at St Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born and raised in Denville, NJ and moved to Kenvil 59 years ago. He was a retired Railroad Engineer for the Erie Lackawanna – NJ Transit Railroad for 40 years and a member of the Locomotive Engineers Union in Newark. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was at the invasion of Normandy and was a DAV and member of the Kenvil VFW. He enjoyed Hunting and Fishing.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Horvath) Sippel of 71 years, and by his sons; Steven (and Lin) Sippel of Georgia, Alfred J Sippel Jr., of Kenvil, and daughter Deborah Stewart of Chester NJ. He also leaves his Granddaughters; Janet Lemma and Jennifer Krentz, and 3 Great Grandchildren; Kristian Lemma, Paige Lemma, and Brayden Dietrich

Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (

November 15, 2020

Patricia Ann Downey

Manahawkin, NJ.  Mrs. Patricia Ann Downey, 75, passed away on November 15, 2020 after a short illness surrounded by her family. Patricia was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Roxbury Township in 1984 where she lived for 34 years.  More recently moving to Manahawkin, NJ.  She worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance in NYC before leaving to raise her family. While her family was growing Patricia started her own Childcare business out of her home. After moving to Roxbury, she worked as a Sales Associate for Sears and Kohl’s Department Store in Succasunna.  Patricia was a devout Catholic as well as a Eucharistic minister and Bible school teacher for many years. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brooklyn, NY, St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Succasunna and of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Barnegat, NJ.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Joseph and her 4 children; Mary M (Danny) Austin of Newton, NJ, Joseph (Alicia) Downey of Flanders, NJ,  Michael (Hannah) Downey of Manahawkin, Peter Downey of Manahawkin and her Sister Marilyn Meyer of Brooklyn, NY. She leaves behind her 8 grandchildren: Steven, Victoria, Katie (Mathias), Daniel, Andrew, Nicholas, Elizabeth and RJ along with many beloved nieces and nephews, “Auntie” to them. Patricia was predeceased by her brother, William.

She was the most loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who always put the needs of others before herself. She never missed a sport, acting or musical performance for any of her grandchildren. The kindness and unconditional love that Mommy gave each day of her life lives on in each of her children and grandchildren. Every time Nana visited, she brought her delicious chocolate chip cookies and brownies. She loved her many trips to Disneyworld and the Adirondacks with her family. Her sweet smile, kind eyes, warm hugs, pure kindness and selflessness will forever be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (, on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday at 10 am at St. Therese R C Church with the interment to follow at the Holy Rood Cemetery in Morristown.


November 13, 2020

Herman J Zelesnikar

Roxbury Township, Mr. Herman J Zelesnikar, 94, died on November 13, 2020 at his home in Ledgewood. He was born in Forest City, PA and lived in Ledgewood for most of his life. He was a retired Professional Fire Fighter at Picatinny Arsenal and was a member of the N A R F E. He was also one of the original members of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

He is survived by his daughter Mary Jane Peloso of Stanhope, a son John Zelesnikar of Kentucky, and 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Jane (Moore) Zelesnikar in 2005.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:30. am. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:30 am, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.


November 10, 2020

Marcia E Hendrickson

Marcia Ellen (Cromer) Hendrickson, age 69, of Randolph, New Jersey, passed away on November 10, 2020. Marcia was born in Dayton, Ohio on February 26, 1951, the daughter of Ralph and Dottie Cromer. She graduated from Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio. In 1974 she received her BSRN from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Marcia married Roger Hendrickson, on May 25,1975 where they started married life in Summit, New Jersey and Marcia began her nursing career at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  After several years Roger and Marcia moved to Netcong where they resided for ten years before building their Randolph home where they have remained for over thirty years. Eventually Marcia transitioned from the hospital to occupational health nursing where she received many awards and worked with several major companies including AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, and retired from Johnson and Johnson in 2017.  Marcia looked forward to the annual family trips to Wildwood where she enjoyed walking and sitting on the beach. For four year Marcia and Roger were band parents and were famous for their funnel cakes at the Randolph High School Band Competition. Marcia was a long-time member of Succasunna United Methodist Church, where Marcia was a faithful member of the choir for more than 10 years and served in multiple leadership positions.  She coordinated and ran the craft table at Suckasunny Days for 35 years, chaired the roast beef dinners and worked in many other areas.

Marcia is preceded in death by her parents Ralph Cromer and Dorothy (Harshman) Cromer. She is survived by her husband Roger Hendrickson of Randolph, NJ; her son, David Hendrickson of Nashville, TN; and her sister, Peggy Cromer of Kettering, OH.

Rev. Myounghun Stephen Yun will lead a service for immediate family members at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, at Succasunna United Methodist Church, 91 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876.  Church friends are invited to join the family for the Interment service at 1:45 p.m. at the cemetery behind the church.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Succasunna United Methodist Church memorial fund.  And as Marcia would say, “please remember to get your flu shot this year”.

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

November 07, 2020

Dorothy R Crawn

Frankford Township, Mrs. Dorothy “Dottie” Rose Crawn, 93, died on November 7, 2020 at the Homestead Center in Frankford Twp, NJ. She was born in Jersey City and lived in Succasunna for most of her life before moving to Frankford Twp. 3 years ago. She was a retired School Bus Driver for the Roxbury Township Board of Education and member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

She was predeceased by her husband Elmer E Crawn in 2015 and is survived by her 6 children;  Debra M Crawn of Greer, SC, Barbara A Crawn of Neptune City, NJ, Robert E Crawn of Hackettstown, NJ, Patricia L Steger of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dorothy A Crawn of Clinton, NJ, and Jacqueline “Jackie” M Hult of Cody, WY. She also leaves her 6 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (, on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 11am – 12:45 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1 pm at St. Therese R C Church with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.


November 05, 2020

Ilse Stoner

Denville, NJ.    Mrs. Ilse Stoner, 87, died on November 5, 2020 at The Oaks in Denville. She was born in Eitorf, Germany and came to Long Island, NY in 1959. She lived in Mt. Lakes and Succasunna for many years before moving to Denville 3 years ago. She was a retired cook and cafeteria worker in several of the Roxbury Township schools. She loved to travel and go camping, and to spend time with her family.

She was predeceased by her first husband Winthrop Neilson in 2014, and by her second husband Harold Stoner in April of this year. She is survived by her 2 daughters; Luise Neilson and partner Betsy Eastwood of Maplewood, and Vickie Neilson and spouse Pamela Papish of Pleasantville, NY. She also leaves her 6 step-children; Lynn A (and Bob) Klein of Harleysville, PA, Shirley (and Jim) Lawson of Green Village, Carol Carson of Hackettstown, Bobby (and Jill) Stoner of Lake Hopatcong, Janet (and Fred) Saunders of Marshalls Creek, PA, and Ronnie (and Terri) Stoner of NC., 14 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (, on Saturday from 10-10:45 am. A graveside Service will follow at 11 am at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.



October 29, 2020

Scott R Kuhnen

Ellerbe, NC. Mr. Scott Richard Kuhnen, 46, completed his earthly journey on October 29, 2020 in NJ. He was born in Newton and grew up in Mt. Olive Township. As a child he worked on the Lines family farm in Roxbury Township. In 1994, he enlisted in the U S Navy, serving his country for 10 years, including serving during the Gulf War. While in the Navy, Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Upon his military separation in 2004, Scott moved to NC and began his 15-year career with Progress Energy. In 2019, Scott began his employment with PSEG in Linden, NJ.

Left to continue life’s journey without their loved one are Scott’s wife Amy-Jo (Wilson) Kuhnen of 9 wonderful, love filled years of Ellerbe, NC; by his 3 children that he loved more than words could ever express, Scott A. Kuhnen of Elizabeth City, NC, Gunner S. Hvam and Brianna M. Williams, also of Ellerbe, NC., the first woman he ever loved- his mother Marjorie Lines of Succasunna, NJ, 2 sisters who he loved to pick on and torment- Julie Isbell, her husband Brandon, and his 2 adorable nephews John and Eddie, of Fuquay-Varina, NC; and Brittany Lines and her husband MoeElkhoulyof Raleigh, NC., his beloved pack of German Shepherds, his cats, and Papaya, his Moluccan Cockatoo.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (, on Tuesday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held at 7 pm.



October 20, 2020

Gail Zellers

Roxbury Township, Gail Zellers, 83, died on October 20, 2020 at her home in Succasunna. She was born and raised in Dover and was a graduate of Bayley-Ellard High School in Madison. She later lived in Budd Lake before moving to Succasunna 24 years ago. She worked for many years at Toohey Realtors and Saint Clare’s hospital.

She is survived by her 2 children; Veronica “Ronni” Stroessenreuther (and husband Frank), of Succasunna and James Zellers of Hope, NJ.   She also leaves her sister Pamela Adams ( and husband Robert) of Landing and the grandchildren she adored, Michele, Brett, Allison, Elisabeth and Isabelle along with many beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Edward & Marjorie Gallagher and her former husband James R Zellers.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10 am, at the Hillside Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (



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