February 16, 2021

Maria June Tambini

Dover, NJ. Mrs. Maria June Tambini, 88, died on February 16, 2021 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born and raised in Queens, NY and lived in Succasunna before moving to Dover over thirty years ago. She was very proud to have been a school bus driver for the Roxbury Board of Education in Succasunna. When she was younger, Maria was executive secretary to the admiral at the Brooklyn base of the United States Navy. Later, Maria briefly co-owned a restaurant in Morristown. She finally retired after many years of self-employment, working in her own housekeeping business.
Maria was an avid health and fitness enthusiast. She began doing aerobics in the 1980s and continued exercising throughout her life. She was a member of the Randolph YMCA, and especially enjoyed their aquatics classes. Maria was also a Leader with Weight Trimmers in Mine Hill for many years. Maria’s positive impact on those who took her classes is felt to this day, as can be seen by the number of people who became good friends and stayed in touch over the years.
Maria was also an active member of the Dover community, regularly attending Town meetings, as well as an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Dover, where she was a Eucharistic Minister. Maria was also President of the Dover Towne Center Condominium Association.
Maria was generous and selfless, and always put the needs of others above her own. She always strove to help wherever help was needed and never asked for anything in return. Maria’s strength and spirit will never be forgotten by those who were lucky enough to know her. Everything she did came from love. Her family were her friends and her friends were her family. Her memory will live in all who knew her and she will live through us.
In lieu of flowers, please kindly give a donation in Maria’s memory to the Randolph YMCA.
She is survived by her many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

 

February 14, 2021

Martah B Eadie

Martha B. Eadie, 93, passed away at home on February 14, 2021.  Born in Orange, she graduated West Orange High School in 1945 and Berkley Secretarial School.  She was a member of Roxbury Women’s Club when they founded the library in Succasunna.  She retired from Warner-Lambert in Morris Plains where she had been a secretary in the legal department.  She was active from then in Warner Lambert Seniors and the Suburbanites.  She was a one-time president of Suburbanites, a women’s group.  From the early 1980s to 1999 she was an active member and music librarian for Hickory Tree Chorus (//www.hickorytreechorus.org), a division of Sweet Adelines, an international choral group.  She sang in annual shows and competitions including four international competitions.  She traveled all over the country competing with them and cherished harmonizing with all the wonderful people she met and developing her singing voice.

Mrs. Eadie was predeceased by her husband, Henry G. Eadie, in 2000, and by her daughter, Kathryn Hamilton, in 2002.  She is survived by her three children and their spouses–Linda Eadie of Virginia Beach; Douglas Eadie and wife, Barbara, of Middletown, RI; Lawrence Eadie and wife, Inger, of Succasunna.  She also leaves her four grandchildren–Danielle Vasquez (Lenny), Megan Bingman (James), Ryan Hamilton (Mandy Gann), and Sean Hamilton–and seven great-grandchildren.

If you would like to view the Zoom memorial service remembering Martha Eadie, please email Douglas Eadie (eadiedoug@gmail.com) .

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to Meals on Wheels or your favorite charity.

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

 

February 11, 2021

Thomas F Rossetti

 Roxbury Township, Mr. Thomas F Rossetti, 87, died on February 11, 2021 at his home in Succasunna. He was born in Newark and lived in Bloomfield before moving to Succasunna 2 years ago. He proudly served in the U S Navy during the Korean War and later became a telephone installer for Verizon. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the VFW, and a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

The most important thing to him in life was family. He valued his good times with them over all else. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Lee) Rossetti of 44 years, his 7 children; Judy Adamcsik, Lori Mascellino (husband, Gerard), Toni Ripoll, Donna Rossetti, Julia Sullivan (husband, James), Michael Rossetti (wife, Lisa) and Annie McGurk (husband, Jason); 14 grandchildren; and one great -granddaughter .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Paralyzed Veterans of America at PVA:Donation Processing Center PO Box 758589 Topeka, KS 66675-8589

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 Liturgy, with Military Honors, will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St Therese R C Church, 155 Main St, Succasunna, NJ with the interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.

February 10, 2021

Wilhelmina Ineke Vanderbush  

Wilhelmina Ineke Vanderbush

October 27, 1948 – February 10, 2021

Wilhelmina Ineke Vanderbush of Succasunna, NJ passed away at the age of 72 on February 10, 2021. She was born on October 27,1948 to Arie and Johanna Louise Pols in Voorburg, Netherlands.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, George L. Vanderbush, her children, George M. Vanderbush (Maja), Carla G. Silver, and Susan E. Mascioli (Anthony); her grandchildren, Katherine Vanderbush, Michael Silver (Michelle), George Vanderbush Jr. (Caitlyn), Darren Mascioli, and Jared Mascioli; great grandchildren, Aiden Francis, Ryan Silver, Caleb Silver, Hunter Vanderbush, George Lucas Vanderbush, and baby Vanderbush who will arrive in May; her brothers, Hans Pols and Kees Pols, two nephews, Simon and David Pols and their spouses and children, all of whom reside in Canada. She is predeceased by her granddaughter, Emily Silver.

Wilhelmina was a courageous, compassionate, and selfless woman who always placed the needs of others before her own. She will be missed most by those who experienced the joy of being loved by her.

Funeral services and interment will be private.

Donations in her name may be made to: The Lord’s Pantry, Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or ARC Morris, P.O Box 123,1 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

 

February 03, 2021

Corey Ray Underhill

Hackettstown, NJ. Mr. Corey Ray Underhill, 41, died on February 3, 2021. He was born in Morristown Memorial Hospital and lived in Succasunna before moving to Hackettstown. He was the proud owner of Corey R. Underhill, LLC marketing company in Hackettstown, NJ. Corey loved to cook, swim, play baseball and spend time with his beloved family. Corey graduated from Roxbury High School in 1997 and went on to obtain his Bachelor Degree in Marketing at Fairleigh Dickinson University inMadison, NJ. Also, Corey participated in college football as a tight end and was a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity with his college brothers for life.

 Corey is survived by his mother Julia Ann Hendrickson-Underhill of Hackettstown, NJ; by his sister Jodi Lynn Underhill and brother-in-law John T. Davie of Long Valley, NJ and by his best friend and brother Jamie George Underhill. Corey is also survived and adored by his grandmothers Geraldine Ruth Underhill of Hackettstown, NJ and Shirley Ann Hendrickson of Flanders, NJ. Uncle Corzo meant the world to his nephews Jordan Gregory Speer, Preston James Davie, and fur baby Dozer George Underhill; Corey will be their guardian angel for life.

Corey is also survived by his uncle Anthony Jackapino and many loving aunts including; Patricia Brower, Barbara LaStella, Raeann Jackapino, Debbie Hendrickson-Freibott, and Bonnie Underhill-Argentieri. Corey has many cousins who adored him including; Rachel and Matthew Jackapino, Bobby Brower, Kyle Hendrickson, Justin and Raymond LaStella, Jennifer Militello, Eric, Michelle and Casey Mae Underhill.

Corey was predeceased by his father Gregory George Underhill, uncles Gary Ray Underhill and Matthew C. Hendrickson, and his grandfather’s George Ernest Underhill and Raymond Donald Hendrickson. Corey is also predeceased by his godfather Robert Sealy Brower and Gerald LaStella whom he adored.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, 10 am, at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery at the Underhill family plot.

 Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

 

January 29, 2021

Paul Rashap

Paul Rashap, 79, of Randolph, New Jersey, passed away on January 29, 2021. He passed away due to medical reasons. His family was able to spend time with him in the hospital before he passed. Paul was born in 1941 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science from Bridgeport University and a Masters of Science from the University of Southern California and went on to become a beloved and famous Math teacher in Randolph High School. He additionally gained experience teaching at the International School of Bangkok in Thailand and studied educational systems and techniques throughout Asia. He was also a math tutor outside of school hours and touched the lives of thousands of students. He taught at Randolph High School for over 35 years and still tutored until the last year of his life. He had a unique ability to make learning fun and to build confidence in all of his students.

He was a devoted husband to the mother of his children, Shirley, and his current spouse Patricia. He was an amazing father to his three children and an incredible grandfather to his two grandchildren. He had an infectious love for Broadway, which he introduced to and shared with countless friends. His beaming personality and selflessness will carry on in the hearts of all those he loved. Paul is survived by his wife Patricia and three sons. The family will hold a private service, streamed over Facebook Live, on February 4, 2021. A scholarship at Randolph High School will be established in his name.

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

 

January 20, 2021

Gary R Sweeney

Roxbury Township, Gary Richard Sweeney, 70, passed away on January 20, 2021 at St Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born in Dover and was a life-long resident of Succasunna. He was a 1968 graduate of Roxbury High School and later attended Trenton State College. He served in the U S Army National Guard and became a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 391 in Mine Hill. He was a member and trustee of the Succasunna United Methodist Church and member of the North Jersey Street Rod Association. He held a 25 year career with the Roxbury Police Department retiring in 1998 as a Lieutenant, and member of the Roxbury PBA. After his retirement he worked for the Far Hills Police Department for several years.

He is survived by his daughter Jennifer (and Kevin) Lewis of Sims, NC, his 3 grandchildren; Nicholas Sweeney and (Keara Brazzel) of Succasunna, Lindsey (and Caleb Sharp) Lewis of Raleigh, NC, and Jonathan Lewis of Sims, NC, brother and sister in law Larry (and Debbie) Sweeney of Sunset Beach, NC, and sister and brother in law Linda (and Doug) Scherzer of Calabash, NC and sister in law Anne Sweeney of Catawba, NC and his nieces and nephews; Kelly, Tracy, Jodi, Terri, April, Meagan, Kevin, and Shannon, and his dear friend Melanie Pancoast of Hackettstown, NJ.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Christine M Sweeney (of 41 years) in 2012, his daughter Beth Sweeney on December 4, 2020, and brother Ken Sweeney in 2015. He was the son of the late Ed and Iva Sweeney.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com). A private burial will be held at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery. A public Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 20, 2021

Mary Ellen McCrystal

MaryEllen McCrystal (nee Wormann), 74, of Succasunna, died on January 20, 2021 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Belleville, MaryEllen was the oldest of Marie (Peck) and Edwin Wormann’s eight children.  She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Newark and earned a B.A. in History from Georgian Court College.  She helped with and faithfully attended reunions from both schools.

From 1969 – 1986, MaryEllen taught Social Studies at Essex Catholic Boys High School in Newark and East Orange.  She met her future husband Bill at Essex, where both were highly respected faculty members.  She subbed at Wayne Hills High School and at St. Mary’s School in Wharton.  Bill predeceased MaryEllen in 2013.

MaryEllen served as a Eucharistic Minister at Essex Catholic, her home parish of St. Mary’s, Nutley, at St. Mary’s in Dover, and at St. Clare’s Hospital, Dover.  For a dozen years, she was a member of the Board of Directors of St. Peter’s Village, Denville.

A woman of strong faith, prayer, and quick wit, MaryEllen maintained and cherished lifelong friendships.  She remembered everyone’s birthday, anniversary, and special occasions. Her phone calls, notes (with enclosed articles of interest), homemade Christmas cookies, and annual “epistle” will be missed.  An avid reader, daily walker, and Jeopardy fan, she enjoyed traveling in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.  Her favorite times were spent with her grandchildren.

MaryEllen is survived by her “greatest achievement”, son Bill, daughter-in-law Erica (McKeever), grandson Blaise and granddaughter Darby; siblings Kathie (the late Joe) Deak, Jim (Monty) Wormann, Dan (Diane) Wormann, Ed Wormann, Ceil (Joe) Cocco, Janet (Patrick) Rankin, and Beth (Mark) Smith; twelve nieces and five nephews and their families, and Bill’s four nieces and their families.

Friends may pay their respects beginning at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 25 at Resurrection Parish, 651 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ, with a funeral Mass at 12 noon.  For those who cannot attend the Mass in person, the parish livestream can be found at resurrectionparishnj.org.  Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home (davishepplewhitefh.com).

MaryEllen requested you remember her prayerfully when you enjoy the beauty of nature, especially sunsets and butterflies.

There will be a memorial celebration of her life at a later date.

 

January 19, 2021

Gladys F Rohn

Roxbury Township – On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Gladys Frances Rohn, beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away at the age of 81. Gladys was born on July 17, 1939 in Dover, NJ to Ann and Chester Merring and raised in Newark, NJ with her brother George and two sisters, Joan and Susan. On June 11, 1960 she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Rohn and together they raised five children, Scott, Norman, Diana, Lori and James. The family moved to Succasunna in 1968 and Gladys worked as a Claims Adjuster at Travelers Insurance Company for 26 years.

Gladys enjoyed spending time with her children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, crocheting, sewing, reading and shopping in her spare time. She could often be found hosting family gatherings, crocheting beautiful blankets, spoiling her grandchildren with her shopping habit, making clothes for her children and later, altering prom dresses and hemming pants for her grandchildren. She was also an avid ballroom dancer, a hobby she enjoyed doing with her husband, as they traveled around the country and even internationally to competitions.

Gladys was predeceased in death by her mother, Ann Merring, father, Chester Merring and brother, George Merring. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard, sisters: Joan Rahr and Susan McDonnell, children: Scott Rohn, Norman Rohn, Diana Nieves, Lori Spetaccino and James Rohn, grandchildren: Heather, Brittany, Nicole, Miranda, Amanda, Krysten, Michael, Timothy and Brandon and great-grandchildren: Hannah, Luis, Emmanuel, Jayden and Jazmin.

Friends and relatives may visit on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home in Succasunna, NJ from 3 to 5 p.m. Donations in Gladys’s name may be made to The American Cancer Society or The Parkinson’s Foundation. Flowers or donations may be sent though the Davis & Hepplewhite,  96 Main St, Succasunna, NJ.

 

 

 

 

January 08, 2021

Patricia Kennedy

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Patricia Kennedy, 78, passed away on January 8, 2021, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Morris Plains and lived in Kenvil most of her life.

She was a dry cleaning presser for many years and later worked for both the Succasunna Shop Rite and Walmart. She was greatly loved by all.

She is survived by her 3 sons; Bob of Florida, John “Jack” of Kenvil, Dwayne of Hopatcong, and her daughter Connie of Kenvil, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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

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