August 16, 2018

Lenora Schoenfeld

Lenora Schoenfeld

August 3, 1932-August 16, 2018

“Grandma Lee” passed in her sleep on August 16, 2018.  As a classic Jersey Girl, she was a fighter, battling and beating back open-heart surgery, COPD and CHF, while trying to line up dinner dates with her doctors. She kept her sense of humor right up to the end.

Lee is survived by her children, Mitchel, (Linda), Gary  (Linda), and Regina Ashworth, her cherished grandchildren Jamie  (AJ Surridge), Michael Schoenfeld, and fiancé Erin Osborne, Amanda Ashworth and Fiancé Mike Coppola, and Michael and great grandchildren Aiden and Everett, and the favorite…Pippin.  She is predeceased by her husband Edmond Dessingue.

Lee was born in New York City, August 3rd, 1932. Growing up in the Bronx she spent her life in the NY, NJ area.

While raising a family, she worked as a realtor, and in real estate investment.  Family was the most import thing to her.  Although geographically scattered, she kept tabs on and was full of advice for all.  No one loved a party more then Lee, and while she won’t be physically at Mike and Erin, and Amanda and Mikes wedding, she will be there in spirit.

Lee was an avid cook and took great pride in her soups. Aside from shopping and finding bargains (she loved being first one out on Black Friday), her favorite times were spent at the Jersey shore at Wildwood Crest, packing everyone in a single hotel room going out for ridiculous ice-cream Sundaes and sunning on the beach…even though she hated sand between her toes.  She loved taking Amanda shopping, and buying clothes for Michael.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018 11 am to 1pm at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home 96 Main St, Succasunna, NJ 07876

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lee’s name to: The Allegro School for Autism 125 Ridgedale Ave, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

 

 

August 04, 2018

Helen Marie Kearney

Mt. Arlington, NJ   Mrs. Helen Marie Kearney, 97, died on August 4th, 2018 at the Mt. Arlington Senior Living Center. She was born in Woodhaven (Queens), NY and lived in Livingston before moving to Mt. Arlington 15 years ago. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband James E Kearney in 1983, and is survived by her 4 daughters; Pat Clausen of Easton, PA, Jean Vollmer of Mt. Arlington, Linda Kearney of Boonton, and Joanne Pickell of Branchville. She also leaves her 6 grandchildren; Jim and Mickey Clausen, Jennifer Stenger, David Vollmer,  Jessica Fuchs, and Gary Pickell, and 8 great grandchildren; Riley, Max and Matty Stenger, Lucy, Dylan and Micayla. Vollmer, Ryan  Clausen and Carlie Fuchs.

Friends may pay their respects at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday, August 8th from 9:30 to 12 noon, a prayer service will be held at 12. The interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20036_or ASPCA, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 96929, Washington DC 20090-6929

July 28, 2018

Byron “Jim” Peters

Roxbury Township, Mr. Byron “Jim” Peters, Jr., died on July 28, 2018, on his 79thbirthday, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born in Dover and lived most all of his life in Succasunna, NJ. He worked for the Houdaille Construction Company in Kenvil, then as Sanitation Supervisor in Roxbury Township, and later as the Recycling Coordinator for Jefferson Township. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and an Exempt Fireman of Roxbury Fire Company #1. He loved woodworking and going to craft shows, and also loved photography, and was a big fan of NASCAR racing.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Briggs) Peters of 54 years. Barbara wishes to thank his wonderful neighbors Bob and Mercy Davenport and John Sandstrom; your friendship and help was greatly appreciated. Thank you to Allen Hay and Andre Verge, his Masonic Brothers, for their help and friendship, and to Mike (his barber) and Joyce Colananni, you were amazing !

Private 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 Musconetcong Lodge F&AM #42, 20 Old Budd Lake Road, Budd Lake, N J, 07828-1804.

 

July 23, 2018

Patricia J Ehrgott

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Patricia Joan Ehrgott, 76, died at her home on July 23, 2018. She was born in Dover and was a lifelong Succasunna resident.   She was a direct descendent of Ebenezar Byram, the founder of Mendham, NJ and the Black Horse Inn.   She graduated from Roxbury High School Class of 1959 .  She earned her BA from Kean College in Education.  As an elementary school teacher of 40 years (mostly at Nixon School),  children were her life’s work.  She helped many students along the way and inspired some of her students to become teachers.    In 2003, she was named a “Hometown Hero” because of her influence and care for her students.  She was a past president of the College Club of Dover and the club’s historian as well as a member of the NJEA.   She attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders.    She loved spending time with family and friends especially organizing family reunions.  Her grandchildren, Justin and Sophia, were the pride and joy of her life.   She loved the beach, traveling, reading, convertibles, and going to AC.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Howard in 1994, and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amy and George Ecarma of Flanders, grandchildren, Justin and Sophia, and mother Polly Welsh of Boynton Beach, FL.

Donations can be made to the College Club of Dover (56 Mt. Hope Ave, Dover, NJ 07501), Children’s Tumor Foundation (www.ctf.org), Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice (www.karenannquinlanhospice.org), and Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org).

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, 10 am, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

 

 

July 15, 2018

Elizabeth Kochis

Clarks Summit, PA   Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret Kochis, 91, died on July 15, 2018 at Abington Manor in Clarks Summit, PA. She was born in Budapest, Hungary and came to the United States in 1957, settling in Newark, NJ. She then lived in Parsippany before moving to PA, 25 years ago. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband John Kochis (of 50 years) in 1999. She is survived by her son Gabriel (and Anita) Kochis of Flanders, NJ, and by her grandchildren; Michael Kochis of Bloomfield and Christina Kochis of Hoboken.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be on Thursday, 7:30 pm, at the Funeral Home.

If you would like to make a donation, please take a loved one out to dinner and tell them how special and important they are to you – in the living years !!!!

June 27, 2018

Vincent Vaccaro, II

Roxbury Township, Mr. Vincent Vaccaro, II, died on June 27, 2018 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in New York City and lived in Succasunna most all of his life. He then served in the U S Army during the Korean War. He was a retired mechanic at the O’Donald Buick dealership in Morristown for many years and also worked at the Tomahawk Farm in Flanders. He was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, an avid hunter, fisherman, and antique collector, and served in the Chester Township Police Reserves.

He was predeceased by his wife Helen Vaccaro in 1997, and by his brother Andrew Vaccaro in 2017, and by his 3 sisters; Anna, Sarah, and Concetta. He is survived by his son Vincent Vaccaro, III, brother Joseph R Vaccaro, Sr, and nephew Joseph R Vaccaro, Jr, all of Flanders.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 5 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

 

June 19, 2018

Eleanor C Evans

Morris Township, Mrs. Eleanor C Evans, 86, died on June 18, 2018 at home. She was born in Newark and moved to Morris Township 50 years ago. She was a homemaker and often attended the Flanders First Presbyterian Church.

She was predeceased by her husband Clarence Evans in 2010 and is survived by her 2 daughters; Diane L  and Linda C . She also leaves her 3 grandchildren; Jason, Kaitlyn, and Kelsey.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 9-11 am. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Millbrook Cemetery in Randolph. The family would then like to invite everyone back to the Roxbury Diner.

June 19, 2018

Joan M Caruso

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Joan M Caruso, 79, died on June 19, 2018 at the Morris View Nursing Home. She was born and raised in Montclair and moved to Succasunna in 1983. She was a retired supervisor for the Royal Globe Insurance Company in Parsippany., and was an avid reader and loved crocheting.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph W Caruso in 1982, and is survived by her daughter Jean M (and Patrick Smith) Winans of Succasunna. She also leaves her 2 granddaughters; Kara L (and Norman Torres) Winans of Wharton and Heather N (and Anthony) Kelly of Mine Hill, and 2 great grandchildren; Averie B Kelly and Austin B Kelly.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 5 – 8 pm. Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimers Association.

June 16, 2018

Lorrayne Ribe

Roxbury Township, Miss Lorrayne Ribe, 75, of Succasunna, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 16, 2018 after a long battle from her childhood with type 1 diabetes.

She was born to the late Olga and Olav Ribe, September 19, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. Lorrayne moved to Succasunna at the age of 6. She is survived by her two sisters, Diane Jacobus of Kettering, Ohio and Marlene Jacobus and brother-in-law Arlyn Jacobus of Hebron, Indiana, her nephews and nieces: Brent Jacobus, Crown Point, IN, Alicyn Amann, Castle Rock, CO, Dwayne Jacobus, Florence, South Carolina, Darren Jacobus, Springboro, Ohio, Danielle Bolich, Flanders, NJ, many grandnieces and nephews.

Lorrayne attended Roxbury Schools and graduated from Kings College, New York. She was a realtor and Manager for Schlott for many years and a broker for 7 years. She was very successful in real estate and retired at the age of 48.  She is known for her astute business sense and her sweet loving spirit. She loved to crochet tablecloths, afghans and doilies and gifted many friends and family with her beautiful creations. She also loved traveling, gardening and her pet poodles. Above all, Lorrayne loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart and was an active member of Hillside Church where she served as a deaconess. The church was organized in the basement of the Ribe home when she was a child. To know Lorrayne was to love her. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Lorrayne never complained about her pain and illness throughout her life. She will be forever loved and remembered by her sisters and nephews and nieces and dear friends.

Instead of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Hillside Church, Lutheran Brethren International Missions, Hillcreast Academy or Roxbury Ambulance Association.

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. The funeral service will be held on Friday, 10 am, at the Hillside Church, 113 S Hillside Ave, Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Restland Memorial Cemetery, East Hanover.

June 13, 2018

Marion Mills

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Marion Mills, died on June 13, 2018, 3 days after her 93rdbirthday, at the Regency Grande Center in Dover. She was born in Netcong and moved to Succasunna 66 years ago. She worked at the Dover Handbag Company for many years, and was a parishioner of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kenvil VFW Post. She was well known to her family and friends as the “cookie lady”.

She was predeceased by her husband Roger A Mills in 2012, and is survived by her son Martin (and Kathy) Mills of E Grand Forks, MN and daughter Doris Berry of Succasunna. She also leaves her 3 grandchildren; Robert Mills, Michelle Amaducci, and Stacey Clow, and 4 great grandchildren; Meadow Mills, Aivlyn Clow, and Evan Clow, and Isabella Amaducci. She also leaves her 2 brothers; Samuel Ferrara and Peter Ferrara, and 2 sisters; Anne Pryor and Rose Spuckes.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday June 15, from 4 – 8 pm, with a Ladies Auxiliary Service at 7 pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Stanhope Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the St. Therese Rectory Fund or to the Roxbury Township Rescue Squad.

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