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.

June 09, 2018

Marjorie Lines

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Marjorie Fieckert Lines, 86, died peacefully in her home in Succasunna N.J. on June 9, 2018 surrounded by her immediate family.

Marjorie was married to Rev. Neil Malcolm Lines for 34 years before he passed away in 1995. She is survived by her son Fred Lines, her daughter Heather Lines-Degelman and spouse Wayne, and her son Neil Lines and spouse Jessica. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Malcolm Lines Sr. She was a loving Grandmother to Maya, Jacob, Caleb, Seth, and Josiah.

She was born in 1931 in Kearny N.J. where she began her teaching career at Schyler Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher after graduating from Newark State Teachers College in the 1950’s. She finished her career teaching kindergarten in the Roxbury school system for 18 years. She retired at age 80!

Marjorie was a life long member of The Mount Olive Baptist Church in Budd Lake N.J., now called The Mount Olive Community Bible Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, various women’s ministries and church programs for over 50 years. One of her most enjoyable ministries was playing the piano at the Church Service Sunday after Sunday after Sunday. At the age of 9 she could play Clair De Lune by heart, her favorite piece.

Marjorie was very artistic and incorporated her creativity into all aspects of her life. She loved vacationing on the Jersey Shore with her family for many years. Her family were the most important people to her to which she cared for and nurtured. The most important personin her life is Jesus Christ, who she committed herself to as her Savior and Lord. On June 9,2018, Marjorie entered into the presence of the Lord and rejoined many of her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on June 14th at 7pm, at The Mount Olive Community Bible Church in Budd Lake, N.J., next to the Mount Olive Municipal Complex. GPS 204 Flanders-Drakestown road, Budd Lake, 07828. Phone 862 219 9745 to contact the Pastor.

In lieu of Flower Donations , send monetary gifts in memory of Marjorie to The Mount Olive Community Bible Church, PO Box 447, Flanders NJ, 07836 . The monies will be used to create a plaque for Rev. Neil and Marjorie Lines many years of service to the Church, or to the Church Memorial Fund in her name.

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

 

 

June 06, 2018

Joyce N Cormey

Roxbury Township, Mrs Joyce N Cormey, 80, died on June 6, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Worcester, MA to Harold & Pauline Nussey and grew up in Spencer, MA. Joyce married Wendell T. Cormey June 10, 1957 and lived in East Orange NJ before moving to Succasunna 46 years ago. After spending time raising her children and volunteering for many years, she worked for the Roxbury School district for 34 years as a guidance secretary and then the secretary to the Principal at the Eisenhower Middle School. She was a woman of faith who loved her family deeply and her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren whether at home or wherever they could be together.

 She was predeceased by her husband Wendell T.  Cormey (of 37 years) in 1994. She is survived by her daughter Patricia C (and Jeffrey) Siegel of Succasunna and son Douglas W. Cormey of Hoboken; her 5 grandchildren Megan S. (and James) Backing of Newton, Mark J. Siegel of Nashville, Tn, James D. Cormey of Trinity, Fl, Jenna M. Cormey of New York, NY, John W. Cormey of Sussex; and 2 great grandchildren, Jaxon J. Cormey and Maeve Joyce Backing who was named in honor of her great grandmother.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ  973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday June 8, from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

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