September 18, 2022

Jeffery E Poissant

Roxbury Township, Mr. Jeffery E Poissant, 58, died on September 17th, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Denville and lived in Succasunna for 47 years. He was the owner of Succasunna Service Center and East Coast Towing. He was also a past Chief and Exempt Member of the Roxbury Fire Company #1. During his career, he was a 9/11 Responder and was featured inside Time Magazine. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and was a huge 49er’s football fan. He loved to fish anywhere, but his “Happy Place” was Lake Newboro, Canada. It did not matter who you were, he was the person you could always go to for help and guidance.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine A Poissant of 28 years, and by his 3 children; Jeffery Poissant, Zachary Poissant, and Elizabeth Poissant. He also leaves his sisters; Dawn Schaefer, and Tina Poissant, brother, Alan (and Monica) Poissant, and many nieces and nephews.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. (973)-584-7264. (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday, September 20th from 3 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, NJ on Wednesday, September 21st, at 10am, followed by the interment at the Flanders Hillside Cemetery. A reception lunch will follow at the Roxbury Fire Co #1 Firehouse on Main Street, at noon.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Roxbury Fire Company #1 or the 403 Reasons to Run Foundation, Bryam, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

September 09, 2022

Linda Sue Miller

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Linda Sue Miller, 74, died on September 9, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Milwaukee, WI and moved to Succasunna, NJ 41 years ago. She retired from the Warren Township Board of Education after nearly two decades. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Flanders, NJ and she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband William E. Miller, Jr. of 47 years, and by her 2 children; Timothy E. Miller and Amanda M (and her husband Joseph) Indano. She also leaves her 3 grandchildren; Joseph, Abigail, and William Indano, sister Judy (and Tom) Czajkowski, and sister-in-law Jan Schemberger.She was predeceased by her brother Richard John Schemberger in 2020.She is survived by a niece, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

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

 A Memorial Service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Flanders, NJ on Saturday, October 1st, at 10:30 am.

 

September 01, 2022

Constance W Smith

Wharton, NJ. Mrs. Constance W Smith, 78, died on September 1, 2022 at the V N A Hospice of Northern New Jersey in Dover. She was born in Cambria County, PA and grew up in Lancaster, PA. She lived in Succasunna for many years before moving to Wharton 25 years ago. She attended Penn State University and earned her Teaching Degree from Kean University. She was a retired Teacher for the Rockaway Township Board of Education, where she worked for over 20 years at the Birchwood School.

 She was the daughter of the late Robert K and Bernice A Warner. She is survived by her 2 sons; Robert L Smith and David A. Smith, both of Wharton, and by her sister Mildred Levy, and brother Michael Warner.

 A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (September 24th) at the Funeral Home at 11 am, visiting will be from 10 am- 12 pm.

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

August 24, 2022

Dorothy M Murray

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Dorothy M Murray, 90, died on August 24, 2022 at her home surrounded by family. She was born and raised in the Drakestown area of Mt. Olive Township and lived in Ledgewood for nearly 70 years. She graduated from Drake Secretarial School in Newark.  She was a retired Executive Secretary at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township where she met her husband, Arthur. 

During their life together, Dorothy and Arthur enjoyed traveling and took trips all over the world.  Dorothy was a member of the Stanhope United Methodist Church, Angels of the Glen and the church’s book club. Throughout her life she was an expert seamstress and quilter, creating many items which family members cherish. 

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Arthur Joseph Murray in 1999, and by her brother Frederick McPeak in 2007. She is survived by her 2 nieces: Sandra M (and Jim) Julian of Budd Lake, NJ and Dr. Karin Dumont of New Hill, NC. 

There will be a celebration of her life at the Stanhope United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 17th at 12 noon.

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

In lieu of flowers, please, donations can be made to the Stanhope United Methodist church.

August 22, 2022

Curtis C Carter

Roxbury Township, Mr. Curtis C Carter, 90, died on August 22, 2022, at his home. He was born and raised in Port Jervis, NY and lived in Dover before moving to Ledgewood 31 years ago. He served in the U S ARMY as a Morse Intercept Operator, attached to the US Army Security Agency Field Station 8611 in Baumholder, Germany from 1954-1956. He served in the Army Reserves from 1957-1962. He was a licensed Chiropractor with a degree from the Chiropractic Institute of New York. He worked as a Locomotive Engineer starting with the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and retiring from N J Transit after 45 years. He was a member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling, history, music, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis S. Carter and his mother, Adelaide T. Carter of Port Jervis, NY. His sister Naida Brundage of Otisville, NY, and his brother Jay B. Carter of Los Angeles, CA.

He is survived by his wife Sheryl L. Carter of 31 years, Children Curtis M. Carter of Virginia Beach, VA, David S. and Kristen Carter of Virginia Beach, VA. Rob and Sharon Carter Davis of Moyok, NC, Michael and Kelly Stark of Blairstown, NJ, Steven and Candice Stark of Hackettstown, NJ. Grandchildren Curtis Carter and David Scott Carter Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA, Ashley Danielle Bray and Justin Bray of Moyok, NC, Michael and Alexa Stark of Netcong, NJ, Kristen Stark and Madelyn Stark of Blairstown, NJ, Temperance Stark, Miles Stark, and Sarah Stark of Blairstown, NJ.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, August 26th, from 4 – 7 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 10 am, followed by the interment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery with Military Honors

 

 

August 15, 2022

David B Tucker

Montague, NJ. Mr. David B Tucker, 71, died on August 15, 2022 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Jacksonville, FL to Franklin and Betty Tucker,and grew up in Caldwell, NJ, before moving to Montague many years ago. He served in the U S ARMY from 1970 – 1976. He worked in the Circulation Department of the Marywood University Librarian Scranton, PA and previously worked for the Selective Insurance Company in Branchville, NJ in the IT Department for 30 years. He was a member of the Carmelites.

 David had many interests which included exploring the back roads of Sussex County, perusing used book stores (he always said it was the thrill of the hunt), getting together with friends and enjoying a good meal. Through the years he shared his home with numerous dogs, cats and birds. He also gave freely to many charities that helped animals, the environment and mankind.

David was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, friend with his own special kind of humor. He will be greatly missed. 

 He was predeceased by his father, Franklin Tucker, and is survived by his mother Betty Tucker of NC, and 2 sisters; Susan Tucker of Mt. Arlington, NJ and Robin Kirwan of NC. He also leaves his niece Kelsey Kirwan of NC, nephew Brendan (and Hannah), and 2 great nieces Eleanor and Amelia of NC.

 The family is having a private service.

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 Father Johns Animal House, Lafayette, NJ or any charity of your choice.

August 05, 2022

Melissa Oefelein

Succasunna, NJ.  Mrs. Melissa A Oefelein (nee Bluemel) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on August 5, 2022. She was born on November 17, 1931 in Rock Springs, Wyoming and graduated from Woodbury College in Los Angeles, CA with a degree in Fashion Design. She was a homemaker, and had a short career at Gordon Publications, and enjoyed handcrafts, crochet, and knitting. She was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. 

 She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph C Oefelein, of 62 years; her three sisters; one granddaughter; and one great grandson. She was a wonderful mother of MaryAnne Cospito, Joseph C. (and Lisa) Oefelein, Carol (and Alan) Bilsky, Peggy (and John) Kavanaugh, James (and Kathy) Oefelein, Peter (and Carolyn) Oefelein, and Melissa (and Bert) Wartman. She also leaves her 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, August 12th, from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Therese R C Church on Saturday at 12 noon. The interment will be private.

August 05, 2022

Thomas F Torode

Roxbury Township, Thomas “Thom” Frank Torode, 60, passed away on August 5, 2022, with is family & loved ones by his side after a 4.5-years battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend, and Entrepreneur with a heart for service and helping others.

 Thom was born in Williamsport, PA to Frank and Ilene Torode and grew up in various parts of the US and Kwajalein Atoll before settling in New Jersey. Thom had a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickenson University and an MBA from Phoenix University. Thom was an entrepreneur who successfully started and operated a variety of businesses. Starting Sunrise Business Advisors, as a business coach he wanted to share his experience to help other small business owners to succeed and profit. 

 He was active in the community and was a member of the Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce and the Roxbury Rotary Club and previous Flemington Rotary Club where he served as President. Thom was a Den Leader, an Assistant Scout Master, participating in events including popcorn sales to support his son to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. 

 Thom was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Succasunna, NJ and served in multiple positions including church council. Most recently Thom was on the executive committee as Director at Large for Business Network International. Thom was awarded Knight Commander in the League of Legend Heroes for St. Baldrick’s, having shaved his head for 10 years to raise funds for research for pediatric and adolescent cancer research. 

Thom was a devoted Husband to Katherine “Kit” Thompson for 23 years and Father to Emmanuel and Marie Torode. He shared his passion of travel, skiing, scuba diving, hot air balloons, cooking, food, wine, cars, flowers, and all things beautiful with them. Most of all Thom shared his faith and belief in God. That strong faith is what gave him the courage during treatments, with the belief of a cure and always being positive knowing that his life’s journey was in God’s hands. 

He is pre-deceased by his father, Frank, and will be missed by his mother, Ilene, his wife, Kit, his son Emmanuel “Manny”, his daughter Marie, 3 sisters Debbie Hixon, Laurel Cripe, and Cheryl Cooper, their spouses, nieces, and nephews. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 11 am at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ and will be shared online, link will be provided.

In lieu of flowers Donations can be made in Thom’s name to St. Baldricks, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or your favorite charity.

 Also, a fund for the children will be announce at a future date.

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

August 04, 2022

Charlotte J Clarke

Netcong, NJ. Charlotte June Clarke, 75, died peacefully on August 4, 2022, at The Dwelling Place in Dover. Immensely proud of being born in Brooklyn, she lived in Flanders, Succasunna, and Hackettstown before retiring to Netcong. Charlotte worked on Wall Street, and her last job was the Principal’s Secretary at the Jefferson Elementary School in Succasunna for 25 years, which she loved because of the outstanding teachers and students.

Charlotte, otherwise known as, Her Royal Highness, was blessed by her friends and family. She was so fortunate to be surrounded by friends that she always considered her sisters and family. Charlotte was a fan of Ruth Chris, particularly when Peter paid. She loved to cook and play cards, especially when she was winning. She is survived by her son Peter Clarke of Netcong and her many Jim Shore figurines.

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. (973)-584-7264. (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, August 8, from 3 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church in Flanders, with a private interment to follow.

We invite you to donate to Morris Catholic High School (200 Morris Avenue, Denville, NJ) in her honor instead of sending flowers

 

July 25, 2022

Kenneth N Fehsal

Succasunna, NJ, Kenneth Nelson Fehsal, 91, died peacefully on July 25th, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Pearl River, NY on July 3rd, 1931 to Clarence and Marie Fehsal. He lived in Dover, NJ before moving to Succasunna in 1976. He graduated from Dover High School and later earned his Bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University. He proudly served in the U.S Marine Corps during the Korean War and earned two Purple Hearts and a gold star. He then worked as an engineer at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township for 36 years. He was a member of the St. Therese R C Church In Succasunna, and was an avid fisherman and golfer.

He is survived by his wife Anita P (nee Nazzaro) Fehsal of 51 years alongside his 7 children: Kevin (and Eileen) Fehsal of PA, Debra Brady of FL, Kim Johns of East Hanover, Micheal (and Sandy) Fehsal of Flanders, Kelly (and Ryan) Dahms of Mt. Olive, Christine (and Sean) Tully of Madison, and Jennifer Fehsal of Succasunna. He also left behind 17 loving grandchildren, and nieces; Susan J Ketterer of Mays Landing, NJ and Mary Ann Ketterer (and Edward) Forry of Townsend, DE. He was predeceased by his sister Marion H (and Frederick) Ketterer of Randolph, and son-in-law Jack Brady of FL.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. (973)-584-7264. (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, July 31st from 2 – 5pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, NJ on Monday, August 1st, at 10am, followed by the interment with Military Honors at the Northern NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, NJ Donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Organization.

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