November 12, 2018

Linda J Baylor

Independence Township, Mrs. Linda Joyce Baylor, 67 passed away on November 12, 2018 at The Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover.  Born in Dover, she lived in Roxbury Township and Hackettstown before moving to Great Meadows where she spent the last 21 years.

Linda was a member of the class of 1969 at Roxbury High School and worked as an assistant to the Hackettstown Tax Assessor for 24 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and loved ones and hosted many picnics, family gatherings and surprise parties over the years.  She loved photography and was proud of the awards she won for several of her photographs. She loved to bake and decorate her home for every holiday and occasion.

Family meant everything to Linda, she had a passionate interest in genealogy and was happiest when spending time with her family. She had a smile that would light up a room even during her long battle with cancer. She fought with dignity and determination.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Gary L. Baylor, a daughter: Tricia (and Kevin) Richards of Lower Mt. Bethel, PA, 4 sisters: Edie Holm  and Betty Clark in Fl, Gail Kmieczak in PA and Dorothy Holt in VA, a brother: Edward Rumble of Dover, NJ and by her beloved cat, Sharona. She will be missed dearly by countless others.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  ( on Thursday, from 5  – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 10 am, with the interment to follow at the Restland Cemetery in East Hanover.


November 12, 2018

Robert J Cash

Mount Olive Township, Mr. Robert J Cash, 90, died on November 12, 2018 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Elizabeth and lived in Lake Hiawatha Parsippany), Roxbury, and Wharton. He served in the U S Army during WW II and was a salesman for the Man-Roland printing company for many years.

He is survived by 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, 1 brother, and many sisters.

A Chapel Service will be held on Monday at 2:30 PM at the Brigadier General Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  (

November 11, 2018

Bonnie K Oyarce

Mt. Olive Township, Mrs. Bonnie K Oyarce, 56, died on November 11, 2018 at the Kindred Care Hospital in Dover. She was born in Dover and lived most all of her life in Mt. Olive Township. She enjoyed working as a legal secretary for the O’Toole Scrivo Law Firm in Cedar Grove and had many friends there. But, the love of her life was her grandson Cyles. 

 She is survived by her husband Luis R Oyarce of 34 years, her daughters; Glenda Sue Oyarce and Pamela Shirley Ann Oyarce, grandson Cyles Oyarce-Santiago, and by her 7 brothers and sisters; Trudy Ganguzza, Elaine Stevens, Diane Gillan, Russell Stevens III, Rickey Stevens, Nancy Jacobsen, and Randy Stevens. She was predeceased by her twin brother Ronnie Stevens in 1990.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  ( on Wednesday, from 4  – 8 pm. The family will have a prayer service at 7 pm.

November 01, 2018

Angelo M Bovino

Roxbury Township, Mr. Angelo M. Bovino, 84, died on November 1, 2018 at the Andover Nursing Home. He was born in Balvano, Italy and lived in Livingston, NJ for most of his life. He was a retired contractor, an avid lover of family, food, and life. His passions were riding his motorcycle, playing and watching soccer, along with painting portraits, homemade wine and talking about his native adored Italy. We will always remember him for his caring and generous way of living.

He is survived by his former wife Mary “Cindy” Bovino; his 5 children: Maria L Bovino, Adriana Bovino and spouse Jorge Hernandez, Angelica Bovino, Stephanie Bovino, and Angelo Bovino and spouse Alisa Bovino. He also leaves his 5 grandchildren:  Alexander O’desky, Jorge and Pablo Hernandez, Ana Sofia and Emilio Vargas;  2 sisters: Guiseppina Bovino and Yolanda Bovino, both in Italy and many nephews and nieces around the world.

Friends and family may visit Angelo at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ on Sunday, November 4th 2018 from  5:00 – 7:00 pm. 973-584-7264  (

In leu of flowers, donations may be made in Angelo’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at



October 26, 2018

Samuel Vereshack

Chester Township, NJ. Mr. Samuel Vereshack, age 98, died on October 26, 2018 at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Menlo Park, NJ. He was born and raised in Smoke Run, PA and lived in Fords, NJ for many years before moving to Chester Township 41 years ago. He served in the U S Army during WW II and received the Purple Heart Medal, and four additional metals. He was a weapons expert and served as a Military Police officer. He was an active, 41 year member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna, NJ and enjoyed being a member of their Bald Eagles & Silver Foxes club. He was loved by his family and was a friend to everyone. His sense of adventure and love of the outdoors was evident in his everyday life.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary Vershack in 1994, and is survived by his two daughters; Sharon (and Victor) Ciampa of Chester Township and Joyce Hair of Sunrise, FL. He also leaves his three grandsons; David (and Joanna) Ciampa of Aberdeen, NJ, Brian (and Kimberly) Ciampa of Stanhope, NJ and Jarret (and Melinda) Hair of Davie, FL, and four great grandchildren; Anthony Ciampa, Daniella Ciampa, Connor Ciampa, and Nathan Ciampa.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 11 am, at  Redeemer Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow on Friday, November 2 at the Brigadier General Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ. Memorial contributions can be made to: Caring Hospice of Central New Jersey, 1090 King George Post Road #703, Edison, NJ 08837 and Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust,

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


October 24, 2018

Kenneth Klejna

Mt. Olive Township, Mr. Kenneth Klejna, 73, died on October 24, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born and raised in Passaic and lived most all of his life in Mt. Olive Township. He was a retired oil burner technician for the Petro Oil Company in Kenvil for many years.

He was predeceased by his wife Patricia Ann Klejna in 2010 and his son-in-law Robert Veszi in 2015. He is survived by his 3 children; Kimberly Klejna-Veszi of Great Meadows, Jammie (and Lynsey) Klejna of Belvidere, and Christine Klejna of Hackettstown. He also leaves his 4 grandchildren; Bryan Veszi, Kyle Veszi, Ashley Veszi, and Lauren Veszi, all of Great Meadows.

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


October 22, 2018

Doris “Dee” Merelo

Mt. Arlington, Doris “Dee” Merelo, 78, a longtime resident of Roxbury passed away suddenly on Oct 22nd at home. Dee was born and raised in South Jersey where she learned to sail at a young age. She was an avid painter and loved creating folk art and crafts.

Predeceased by her parents and a brother, Robert Hamilton, Dee is survived by her sister, Bernice White and husband Jim of the villages, FL, two daughters Wendy Zawislak and husband Craig of Green Township, NJ, Dawn Green, a grandson Chris Merelo and wife Carrie of SC, granddaughters Paige Zawislak and Jenna Zawislak of NJ and four great-grandchildren Collin Merelo, Cody Merelo, Colt Merelo and Cabrie Merelo of SC, several nieces and nephews as well as many longtime friends.

Visiting will be held at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  ( on October 29thfrom 3 – 6 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St Hubert’s Animal welfare center, 1915 Rt 46, Ledgewood, NJ 07852 or a charity of your choice.


October 10, 2018

Florence S Pavero

Mrs. Florence S. Pavero, age 90, of Mt. Arlington NJ, died on Wednesday October 10, 2018. Her memorial service will be held at Davis Heppelwhite Funeral Home in Succasunna NJ (973-584-7264) on Monday October 15, 2018 from 0ne to Four PM.

 Mrs. Pavero was born on March 23, 1928 in New York City to the late Ethel and Charles Schmidt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Joseph Pavero, son Jeffery William Pavero, son-in-law Robert Paquette and her older brother Charles Schmidt.

 She loved traveling, especially to Spain, was an avid reader, loved spending time with her great grandchildren and was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Florence worked 25 years for American Cyanamid, retiring as a Junior Accountant.

 She is survived by her daughter, Janice Paquette of Mount Olive NJ, her sons Richard James Pavero and wife Jeanne Elizabeth Pavero of Southport NC, David Pavero and wife Joann Pavero of New Providence NJ; a brother Robert Schmidt; grandchildren, Daniel Paquette and wife Mary; Gregory Paquette and wife Katherine; Christopher Pavero and wife Amber; Aaron Pavero; Allison Borgatti and husband Michael; Thomas Pavero; Lindsey Pavero; daughter-in-law Karen Pavero, Adam Pavero, Lori Pavero; great grandchildren Anthony, Ashley, Claire, Ava, Lili, Logan, and Isabella

October 08, 2018

Jeannette M Sprick

Succasunna, NJ  Mrs. Jeannette Sprick, a former longtime resident of Clifton, N.J., died Oct. 8,2018 in Succasunna, N.J. She was 97. She was born in 1921 in Akron, Ohio, to Anna (Ietis) and Frank X. Claudepierre. In 1930 the family moved to Clifton when Mr. Claudeperre was hired to work at U.S. Rubber in Passaic. Jeannette graduated in 1939 from St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford and did office work for the next few years.

In 1946 she met Frederick V. Sprick, who had just been discharged from the Navy. They began dating, and on April 12, 1947, they were married at St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church in Clifton. They lived in Paterson, N.J., for two years before purchasing a house on Barrington Avenue in Clifton in 1949.

In their new home they raised a family of five boys and one girl and were active in parish life at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church; the children all attended the parish grammar school, and their mother belonged to the Rosary Society, whose members continued to send her a birthday card and a Christmas card every year even after she moved out of the area.

From the 1960s to the early 1970s Mr. and Mrs. Sprick ran the Clifton Midget Bowling League at Bowlero. During the same period the family rented a bungalow for a week or two each summer in Ocean Beach, N.J. Mrs. Sprick spent countless hours each summer pitting sour cherries picked by her children from the two trees in their backyard, cherries that she baked into delicious pies or shared with her neighbors.

As the children grew older, Mrs. Sprick did comptometry work at home. After Mr. Sprick retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1982, Mr. and Mrs. Sprick traveled to Hawaii and Alaska and Italy. They were avid bridge and pinochle and Scrabble players and Mets fans. Mrs. Sprick enjoyed occasional visits to Atlantic City to play the slot machines, and at different times she bowled in leagues at St. Philip’s Church and at Garden Palace in Clifton and at Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park, N.J.

In 1988 Frederick Sprick died at age 67, and in 1991 Jeannette Sprick almost died from a brain aneurysm; after surgery and being semicomatose for six weeks, she awoke with no memory of the incident. Following three months of rehab and three months of living with her daughter, Mrs. Sprick returned to her own home with a new lease on life.

In 2002 Mrs. Sprick sold the family home and moved to a senior citizens apartment complex in Wayne, N.J. In 2007 she moved to assisted living at Sunrise at Randolph in Randolph, N.J., and in 2010, showing signs of the dementia that would increasingly debilitate her for the rest of her life, she relocated to Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Sprick was predeceased by her sisters, Laurene Petruff and her husband, John, and Ruth Anne Maier and her husband, Jack; and by two brothers, Richard and James.

Mrs. Sprick is survived by a daughter, Margaret “Micky” Ziemer, and her husband, George, of Succasunna, and by five sons: Tomm Sprick and his wife, Linda, of New Milford, Conn.; Frederick Steele and his wife, Barbara, of Newnan, Ga.; Robert Sprick of Orlando, Fla.; Dennis Sprick of Ocean Grove, N.J.; and Michael Sprick and his wife, Joyce, of Camden-Wyoming, Del.

Mrs. Sprick is also survived by eight grandchildren: Alicia McDonald and her husband, Mark, of Bernardsville, N.J.; Julianne Vanderwood and her husband, Kevin, of Rome, N.Y.; Holly Gonzalez and her husband, Derek, of Bayville, N.J.; Marissa Connolly and her husband, Brett, of Charlotte, N.C.; Anne Sexton and her husband, Greg, of Orlando; Patrick Ziemer of Nashville, Tenn.; Spencer Steele of Newnan; and Austin Steele of Athens, Ga.

Mrs. Sprick is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Ava McDonald and Rylan Vanderwood. Additional survivors include nieces and nephews, a grandniece and grandnephew, and two great-grandnieces.

Funeral arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  ( Visiting hours are Thursday 10/11/18 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Funeral Mass is at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Flanders, New Jersey Friday 10/12/18 at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson.




October 06, 2018

Tara J Todd

Green Township, Mrs. Tara J. Todd (Wood), 57, died on October 6, 2018 at her home. She was born in Dover and grew up in Roxbury Township. She lived in Landing before moving to Green Township 28 years ago. She was a Roxbury Township High School graduate and later earned her BA degree from Montclair State University. She was a Real Estate Sales Manager for the Coconut Head Realty Company in Livingston and loved all animals and being outdoors.

She is survived by her husband Brian Todd of 31 years, her son Ryan Todd at home, Marina Wood of Stroudsburg, PA, Bill Wood of New York, NY, and Steve Wood of South Tahoe, CA, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her beloved dog Rufus and “Crazy Cat”.

Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264  ( Donations may be made in her name to your local chapter of the ASPCA.

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