August 19, 2019

Donald A Hinks

Randolph, NJ  Mr.Donald Arthur Hinks, 90, died Monday, August 19, 2019 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover following a brief illness.

Mr. Hinks is survived by his wife of 68 years, Paula (Moore) Hinks; his son, Scott Hinks and fiancé Nancy Rosikiewicz and his daughter, Karen Gallagher and husband Richard Gallagher.  He also leaves behind two grandsons, Brian DeBoer and wife Alecia and Gregory Hinks and wife Michele and two great-grandsons Logan & Levi Hinks.

He was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and was a resident of Hicksville, NY and Randolph, NJ.

He entered the Air Force in 1949 where he served as an Aircraft Radio Mechanic. Mr. Hinks joined Sperry Gyroscope in Lake Success, NY as an electronics technician for defense systems in 1952.  In 1961, he joined Hewlett Packard in Paramus, NJ as Manager of electronic instruments repair.

Mr. Hinks had a passion for woodworking, creating home decorations with his wife that were sold through her small business as well as being enjoyed by the family in their homes.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, August 26thfrom 3 – 5 PM.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

 

 

 

August 15, 2019

Stefano “Steve” Mari

Roxbury Township, Steve M Mari, 44, died on August 15, 2019. He was born in Livingston and grew up in West Orange, later moving to Succasunna. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Business from the College of New Jersey. He worked in Real Estate Sales and Development for the Elite Realtors of New Jersey in Livingston, and previously worked for Morgan Stanley.

He is survived by his wife Christine Mari, children; Stefano and Camilla, parents; Angelo and Charlotte Mari of Succasunna, brother Louis (and Kelly) Mari of Mendham, niece and nephews; Joseph, Gia, and Dylan.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, August 19th from 4 – 7 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, August 20th, 10 am at St Therese R C Church, 150 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

 

August 14, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Warren

Mary Elizabeth Warren, 52, died unexpectedly, in her sleep, on August 14, 2019 at the Morris Hills Rehabilitation Center in Morristown, NJ, following a short illness.  Mary was a loving sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She also loved animals, especially her “kids”.

She was born in Tokyo, Japan at Tachikawa Air Force Base where her father was stationed in 1967.  She lived in Succasunna, NJ, during her childhood.  She graduated from Roxbury High School and later worked as an office administrator in Roxbury, Parsippany, and Piscataway, NJ.

She is survived by her 5 brothers and sisters; Gerald M Warren of Hackettstown, Tom Warren and his wife Pat, of Rockaway, Edward Warren of Sayreville, Barbara Steinberg of Sayreville, and John Warren of Utah.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children for each of whom she had a special, silly nickname.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 31, at 11:00 AM at the Succasunna Presbyterian Church, with the interment to follow at the Church Cemetery.  A celebration will follow at Tom and Pat’s home in Rockaway, NJ.

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

 

 

 

 

August 13, 2019

Jean Marie Plumb

Andover, NJ     Mrs. Jean Marie Plumb, 91, died on August 13, 2019 at the Barn Hill Nursing Home in Newton. She was born in Dover and lived in Kenvil most of her life. She later lived in Flanders for many years and moved to Andover in 2016. She was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her daughter Melinda Erb in 2014, and is survived by her son Mark (and Diane) Plumb of Andover, 4 grandchildren; Meredith, Timothy, Kyle, and Zachary, 2 great granddaughters; Lucy and Caroline, brother Fred Trevorrow of Hackettstown, and by her many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, August 16thfrom 3-4 PM. The Interment Service will follow at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery at 4 pm.

July 25, 2019

Robert T Costello, Esq.

Robert T. Costello, Esq. passed away peacefully on July 25, 2019 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ. He was 79.

During the 1950’s, Robert joined the U S Marines at 17 years old and became an expert Rifleman. In the early 60’s, he went on to own and operate ‘The Cave’ in East Orange, a Greenwich Village style coffee house where Bob Dylan once played. Soon after, he put himself through college at Seton Hall University and NYU Law School becoming an admired and successful Attorney in Morristown. He was awarded for his pro bono service to the underprivileged, which was recognized by receiving the Equal Justice Medal.

Throughout all of his successes, his greatest joys in life were his children, grandchildren and great-grandson whom, all lovingly renamed him Grandpa Pizza and Grandpa Pinball, for his Friday night tradition of pizza and board games with the kids and because only the best grandpas have a pinball machine in their living room.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, Hugh & Bertha Costello, a brother Gerard, sisters-in-law; Patricia and Mary, and Robert’s infant son Christopher.

He is survived by his children Dennis (and Michelle) Costello and Karin (and John) Morsch, Grandchildren Megan (and Jake), Jack, Nicole, Charlie, Kyle, and Grace and Great-Grandson, Gavin, his brother Hugh Costello, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wives; Rita and Kate with whom he remained as very close friends.

A celebration of Robert’s life will take place at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, August 1st, from 10 am – 12 noon. A reception will follow at the La Strada Ristorante, 1105 Route 10 East, Randolph, NJ 07869. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Charity of your choice.

 

July 23, 2019

Dorothy Dempsey

Randolph,  Mrs. Dorothy Dempsey, 76, died on July 23, 2019 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home. She was born in East Orange and grew up in Morristown where she graduated from Bayley Ellard High School. In 1963 she married her beloved husband Joseph and they made their home in Randolph. She was a homemaker, and former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Mt. Freedom Fire Company #3. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and traveling, especially to Maine.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph F Dempsey, Jr. in 2016 and is survived by her 5 daughters; Michele T Dempsey of Randolph, Dee (and Robert) Scuteri of Massapequa, NY, Sharon L Dempsey of Randolph, Linda (and Richard) Dempsey-Hein of Randolph, and Joy F Dempsey of Dover. She also leaves her 13 grandchildren; Glen, Anthony, Tommy, Lauren, Chance, Kyle, Wayne, Jackee, Briana, Joshua, Jerry, Jesse, and Charlie, and her 2 great grandsons; Waylon and Jaxon.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, July 29thfrom 3-6 PM. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, 5 pm at the Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the Randolph Rescue Squad building, 780 Rt. 10 West, Randolph, NJ.

July 22, 2019

Ronald A Bromirski

Roxbury Township, Ronald Antoni Bromirski, Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather

Ronald Antoni Bromirski, 83, a 50 year resident of Succasunna, NJ passed away on July 22, 2019. He was predeceased in September 2018 by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Bromirski. Ron was born in Newark, NJ on November 16, 1935 the son of the late Catherine Kieczen & Antoni Bromirski. He grew up in Lyndhurst, NJ, graduated from Lyndhurst High School in 1953, and earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) and later attended the RCA Institute, in New York City.

Ron served in the U S Army and was stationed in Alaska where he relayed messages in Morse Code. He later worked as an electrical engineer at Bell Labs in Whippany and Murray Hill. Ron was an accomplished artist & musician and was a member of the Roxbury Art Association and Denville String Band for many years. He also performed for many groups with his own Good Time Players band. Ron later participated in the Ever Young Seniors of Roxbury with his wife, Barbara. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed boating, fishing, and camping with his family.

Ron was also predeceased by his parents and his brother, Antoni Bromirski, Jr. He is survived by his sister Lois Donahue in South Carolina, his daughter Susan Bromirski and husband Michael Gorton and son William Bromirski and wife Diane, also survived by his grandsons; Nicholas and Christopher Bromirski and many nephews, nieces and friends.

The visitation and celebration of Ronald’s life will be held Thursday, July 25th, from 4 – 8 pm at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna, 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the Interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester NJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 16, 2019

Carmella R McDonald

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Carmella R McDonald, 95, died on July 16, 2019 at the Regency Grande Home in Dover. She was born in Newark and grew up in Netcong where she graduated High School. She later married and lived in Ledgewood before moving to Berkshire Valley 35 years ago.  She worked for many years at Picatinny Arsenal and was a member of the Roxbury Senior Citizens Club.

She was predeceased by her husband, (of 39 years) John J McDonald in 1984. She is survived by her 4 children; Elaine Ayres of Long Valley, Richard (and Linda) McDonald of Berkshire Valley, Dennis McDonald of Budd Lake, and Phyllis (and Kenny) Yue of Netcong. She also leaves her 8 grandchildren; Daniel and Jason Ayres, Casey McDonald, Shanna Maher, Donald and Thomas Cole, Tina and Nicole Yue and her 7 great grandchildren, and by her sister Barbara Nassaur of GA.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday (July 19th) from 3 – 6 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday (July 20th), 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

The family invites you to have lunch with them at the “Cinders Wood and Fire Grill” located at 319 Route 46, Mine Hill, NJ 973-928-7000 directly after the funeral on Saturday.

July 15, 2019

Frank D Pratt

The family of Frank Donald Pratt announces his passing on Monday, July 15, 2019, at the age of 87 at the Morris Hills Center in Morristown, NJ.  Frank was predeceased by his wife Helgard Pratt (in 2009). He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Sandy (Dave), Jeff (Kelly) and Mike, as well as his two grandchildren, Rachel and Tyler.

He was born in Troy, NY, raised his family in Mt. Arlington, NJ and retired with his wife of 49 years in Brick, NJ.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Retail Salesman and Purchasing Agent for the Rickel’s Lumber and Hardware Store in New Jersey. He was also a member of St. Jude’s Parish in Budd Lake.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) A Memorial Service, with Military Honors, will be held at the Brigadier General Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ, in the fall.

July 09, 2019

Carol J DeGraw

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Carol DeGraw (Coletti), 77, of Succasunna, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 9th, 2019 at Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Morristown on January 6th, 1942, Carol graduated from Morristown High School, Class of 1960. She later moved to Succasunna 53 years ago. Carol went on to become a licensed practical nurse at Merry Heart Nursing Home for 37 years. Along with that Carol also did private duty nursing for 25 years and was a member of the Roxbury Senior Citizens.Carol loved cooking for her family as well as entertaining for holidays and special events. She enjoyed the outdoors, which included swimming and hiking. Her favorite vacation was spending two weeks in Hawaii as well as climbing Mt. Washington in New Hampshire with her beloved husband of 56 years, Kenneth S. DeGraw.

Carol is predeceased by her mother Andreina Fabbro (Coletti), her father August Coletti, and her two brothers Paul and Peter Coletti.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth S. DeGraw, of 57 years, her three children; Julie Baez, 58, Brenda Rodriguez, 56, and Kenneth DeGraw Jr., 54, and his wife Linda DeGraw. She also leaves her four grandchildren; Brandon, Samantha and Kenneth DeGraw III and Kelsey Rodriguez, a sister Linda Coletti, her husband Antonio Mejido and their two children Josef and Michael.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday (July 13th) from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 4:30 pm, at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Carols honor to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or The World Wildlife Fund.

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