April 01, 2021

Ralph G Sabee

Roxbury Township, Mr. Ralph G Sabee, 94, died on April 18, 2020 at the Merry Heart Assisted Living Center in Succasunna. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and then joined the US Army. For his service in WWII he was awarded a Purple Heart. He then moved to Succasunna where he lived for 70 years. During his working years, he was a self-employed tool & die maker. In his leisure time, he was an amateur radio enthusiast, a rock hound, and an avid bowler. He was also a member of the Hillside Lutheran Church and the Fraternal Order of Police.

He was predeceased by his wife Alice (Gundersen) Sabee in 2001, and is survived by his daughter Susan Sabee Tate of Salisbury, NC, his grandson, Craig (and Heather) Csontos of Madison, Alabama, and 3 great grandchildren; Sara, Adam, and Dana.

A graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 10 am at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Arrangements are bythe Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (www.davishepplewhitefh.com)

March 22, 2021

Barbara (Burnett) Crowley

Ironia, NJ. Mrs. Barbara “Bobbie” Burnett Crowley, 82, died on March 22, 2021 at the Regency Grande Center in Dover. Barbara was born, raised, and spent her life in the Ironia section of Randolph, NJ. Her early education was at Hillside Avenue in Roxbury and the Consolidated School in Mt. Freedom/Randolph. She was a 1956 graduate of Roxbury High School and later attended nursing school. She was a lifelong member of the Ironia Community Church and Ironia Presbyterian Church and Life Member of the Ironia Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. Barbara worked at and helped run Bill’s Luncheonette and General Store in Ironia/Chester with her husband, Bill, for many years. She also worked their farm, Breezy Hill Farm, in Ironia and raised their children there on the beautiful property. Barbara was a simple, down-to-earth person, who didn’t require much in life to be happy. Her memory amazed everyone that knew her, and she enjoyed sharing local history, telling old stories, working hard, being outside, walking and hiking, caring for the animals, relaxing in Florida with family, helping family, friends and neighbors and anyone in need, and spending time with her beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Barbara was predeceased by her husband William G. “Bill” Crowley in 2006, her mother  Mildred Klein (Crisp), father Woodrow Wilson Burnett, and sister Dorothy Sinclair. She is survived by her 4 children; Katharine “Kathy’ Button-Sheehy (Phil) of Randolph, James “Kip” (Holly) of Ironia/Chester, Timothy “Tim” of Ironia (Patty), and Jeremiah “Reggie” (Shannon) of Ironia, her 8 grandchildren; Bruce Button, III (Meaghan), James “Kip” Crowley, Jr. (Danielle), Zachary Crowley, Olivia Crowley, Nicolas Crowley, Christiana Crowley, Gabriella Crowley, and Ryan Crowley, her 4 great-grandchildren; Kash Crowley, Lennon Crowley, Julian Button, and Emilia Button, her siblings; sister Patricia Hanlon and brothers Richard “Dick” Tasin and John Tasin, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her stepchildren; Jeanne Burritt (Harold), Michael Crowley (Jean), Patrick Crowley (Donna), Bob Crowley (Sonya), and Charles Crowley (Brenda) and predeceased by stepchildren; Nancy Miller (Don) and William Jr. “Pete” Crowley (Beatrice). 

Friends and family may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, March 28, from 2 – 6 pm. The funeral service and Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 29, 10 am at First Congregational Church, 30 Hillside Road, Chester (behind Publick House), with burial to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 26 West Hanover Avenue, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Randolph Fire Department, Company #4 Ironia, NJ or St. Jude’s.

 

 

 

March 17, 2021

Eleanor VanHoorebeke

Roxbury Township,Mrs. Eleanor Van Hoorebeke, 76, died on March 17, 2021 at the Atlantic Hospice in Dover. She was born in Montclair and grew up in Cedar Grove, graduating in 1963 from the Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, NJ. She later lived in Totowa before moving to Landing 54 years ago. She was a retired school bus driver in Roxbury Township for 27 years.

She was a member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed bible studies, was an avid reader and loved baking cookies for friends and family.  She was on bowling leagues for over 40 years and enjoyed gardening and tricky trays.

 She is survived by her husband William Van Hoorebeke of 56 years, and by her 2 daughters; Karen (and Rich) Poline of Budd Lake and Elizabeth “Liz” (and Ed) Mulholland of Pompton Lakes. She also leaves her 5 grandchildren; Shawn Carida, Alyssa and Tiff Poline, and Cole and Kylie Mulholland, and by her 6 sisters and brothers, Norman (and Eleanor) Cole of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, Gilbert (and June) Cole of Wheelock, Vermont, Gloria (and Bob) Fisher of Shohola, Pennsylvania, David Cole of Rockaway, New Jersey, Raymond (and JoAnn) of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Janet Carnevale of Clifton, New Jersey.

 Friends may visit atthe Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, March 21, from 5 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 pm. Her private burial will be at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa.

 

 

March 04, 2021

Michael Rabasca

Mendham, NJ.    Mr. Michael Rabasca, 92, died peacefully on March 4, 2021 at his home. He was born in Bloomfield and grew up in Montclair. He served in the US Navy following WW II on the USS Glennon (DD-620) and the USS Robinson (DD-562) and then served in the US Naval Reserves. He earned his BA from Panzer College, now part of Montclair State University, and later earned his Master’s Degree in Education from NYU.

Michael began his teaching career at Hilltop School in Mendham, teaching math and physical education. He then became the principal of Ridgedale Middle School in Florham Park in July 1960, and retired from the Florham Park School District after 30 years in June 1990.

Michael was an active and passionate member of the Madison Rotary Club.  Madison Rotary wrote, “Rotary has lost a legend with the passing of Mike.  He was a Rotarian for 56 years and provided leadership to numerous programs that have positively affected the lives of thousands and thousands of people.” He served as President of the Madison Rotary Club from 1971-72 and District 7470 Governor from 2004-2005. He became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 and is now PHF+9.  He is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor and became a Major Donor in 2012.  He and his wife (PHF+2) were recently awarded the first Mike and Claire Rabasca Award by the Madison Rotary Club in recognition of their exemplary and sustained service to Rotary, both locally and globally. This award will be presented annually in their honor to a deserving Rotarian.   At one time Mike served on 17 Rotary committees simultaneously including End Polio Now, Youth Exchange Program, and Rotoplast. He and Claire traveled the world extensively through Rotary and served on the Board for the Gift of Life International. This foundation raises funds for life saving cardiac treatment for children in need from developing countries.  For years he worked tirelessly at Easter Seals Camp Merry Heart, an accessible camp for children and adults with disabilities and special needs in Hackettstown New Jersey.  Mike was one of the founding members of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) and one of their leading educators.  This organization seeks to provide global quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills to Rotarians interested in developing their Rotary participation.  Mike taught in over 20 countries, and worked with other leaders in at least 124 countries over time.

Michael is survived by his wife Claire (Flannery) Rabasca of 67 years, his brother Victor (Renata Piercy) and by his 6 children; Phyllis Cannon, Beverly Luber, (Mark Luber), Ellen (Bruce) Hays, Thomas McFeeley, Nancy Bergamasco, Joanne (Timothy) O’Neill; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren and 3 nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Rosolina (Stefanelli) and Victor Rabasca, his sister, Muriel, her husband Frank Parenti, his son-in laws, John C. Cannon, Jr. and Michael T. Bergamasco.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) In lieu of flowers, donations are requested “In memory of Michael Rabasca” online to The Rotary Foundation, (Rotary International) at Rotary.org or by check to Madison Rotary Foundation, PO Box 211, Madison, New Jersey 07940.  www.madisonrotarynj.org

 

February 16, 2021

Maria June Tambini

Dover, NJ. Mrs. Maria June Tambini, 88, died on February 16, 2021 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born and raised in Queens, NY and lived in Succasunna before moving to Dover over thirty years ago. She was very proud to have been a school bus driver for the Roxbury Board of Education in Succasunna. When she was younger, Maria was executive secretary to the admiral at the Brooklyn base of the United States Navy. Later, Maria briefly co-owned a restaurant in Morristown. She finally retired after many years of self-employment, working in her own housekeeping business.
Maria was an avid health and fitness enthusiast. She began doing aerobics in the 1980s and continued exercising throughout her life. She was a member of the Randolph YMCA, and especially enjoyed their aquatics classes. Maria was also a Leader with Weight Trimmers in Mine Hill for many years. Maria’s positive impact on those who took her classes is felt to this day, as can be seen by the number of people who became good friends and stayed in touch over the years.
Maria was also an active member of the Dover community, regularly attending Town meetings, as well as an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Dover, where she was a Eucharistic Minister. Maria was also President of the Dover Towne Center Condominium Association.
Maria was generous and selfless, and always put the needs of others above her own. She always strove to help wherever help was needed and never asked for anything in return. Maria’s strength and spirit will never be forgotten by those who were lucky enough to know her. Everything she did came from love. Her family were her friends and her friends were her family. Her memory will live in all who knew her and she will live through us.
In lieu of flowers, please kindly give a donation in Maria’s memory to the Randolph YMCA.
She is survived by her many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Private arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

 

February 14, 2021

Martah B Eadie

Martha B. Eadie, 93, passed away at home on February 14, 2021.  Born in Orange, she graduated West Orange High School in 1945 and Berkley Secretarial School.  She was a member of Roxbury Women’s Club when they founded the library in Succasunna.  She retired from Warner-Lambert in Morris Plains where she had been a secretary in the legal department.  She was active from then in Warner Lambert Seniors and the Suburbanites.  She was a one-time president of Suburbanites, a women’s group.  From the early 1980s to 1999 she was an active member and music librarian for Hickory Tree Chorus (//www.hickorytreechorus.org), a division of Sweet Adelines, an international choral group.  She sang in annual shows and competitions including four international competitions.  She traveled all over the country competing with them and cherished harmonizing with all the wonderful people she met and developing her singing voice.

Mrs. Eadie was predeceased by her husband, Henry G. Eadie, in 2000, and by her daughter, Kathryn Hamilton, in 2002.  She is survived by her three children and their spouses–Linda Eadie of Virginia Beach; Douglas Eadie and wife, Barbara, of Middletown, RI; Lawrence Eadie and wife, Inger, of Succasunna.  She also leaves her four grandchildren–Danielle Vasquez (Lenny), Megan Bingman (James), Ryan Hamilton (Mandy Gann), and Sean Hamilton–and seven great-grandchildren.

If you would like to view the Zoom memorial service remembering Martha Eadie, please email Douglas Eadie (eadiedoug@gmail.com) .

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to Meals on Wheels or your favorite charity.

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

 

February 11, 2021

Thomas F Rossetti

 Roxbury Township, Mr. Thomas F Rossetti, 87, died on February 11, 2021 at his home in Succasunna. He was born in Newark and lived in Bloomfield before moving to Succasunna 2 years ago. He proudly served in the U S Navy during the Korean War and later became a telephone installer for Verizon. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the VFW, and a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

The most important thing to him in life was family. He valued his good times with them over all else. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Lee) Rossetti of 44 years, his 7 children; Judy Adamcsik, Lori Mascellino (husband, Gerard), Toni Ripoll, Donna Rossetti, Julia Sullivan (husband, James), Michael Rossetti (wife, Lisa) and Annie McGurk (husband, Jason); 14 grandchildren; and one great -granddaughter .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Paralyzed Veterans of America at PVA:Donation Processing Center PO Box 758589 Topeka, KS 66675-8589

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy, with Military Honors, will be held on Tuesday, 10 am, at St Therese R C Church, 155 Main St, Succasunna, NJ with the interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.

February 10, 2021

Wilhelmina Ineke Vanderbush  

Wilhelmina Ineke Vanderbush

October 27, 1948 – February 10, 2021

Wilhelmina Ineke Vanderbush of Succasunna, NJ passed away at the age of 72 on February 10, 2021. She was born on October 27,1948 to Arie and Johanna Louise Pols in Voorburg, Netherlands.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, George L. Vanderbush, her children, George M. Vanderbush (Maja), Carla G. Silver, and Susan E. Mascioli (Anthony); her grandchildren, Katherine Vanderbush, Michael Silver (Michelle), George Vanderbush Jr. (Caitlyn), Darren Mascioli, and Jared Mascioli; great grandchildren, Aiden Francis, Ryan Silver, Caleb Silver, Hunter Vanderbush, George Lucas Vanderbush, and baby Vanderbush who will arrive in May; her brothers, Hans Pols and Kees Pols, two nephews, Simon and David Pols and their spouses and children, all of whom reside in Canada. She is predeceased by her granddaughter, Emily Silver.

Wilhelmina was a courageous, compassionate, and selfless woman who always placed the needs of others before her own. She will be missed most by those who experienced the joy of being loved by her.

Funeral services and interment will be private.

Donations in her name may be made to: The Lord’s Pantry, Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or ARC Morris, P.O Box 123,1 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

 

February 03, 2021

Corey Ray Underhill

Hackettstown, NJ. Mr. Corey Ray Underhill, 41, died on February 3, 2021. He was born in Morristown Memorial Hospital and lived in Succasunna before moving to Hackettstown. He was the proud owner of Corey R. Underhill, LLC marketing company in Hackettstown, NJ. Corey loved to cook, swim, play baseball and spend time with his beloved family. Corey graduated from Roxbury High School in 1997 and went on to obtain his Bachelor Degree in Marketing at Fairleigh Dickinson University inMadison, NJ. Also, Corey participated in college football as a tight end and was a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity with his college brothers for life.

 Corey is survived by his mother Julia Ann Hendrickson-Underhill of Hackettstown, NJ; by his sister Jodi Lynn Underhill and brother-in-law John T. Davie of Long Valley, NJ and by his best friend and brother Jamie George Underhill. Corey is also survived and adored by his grandmothers Geraldine Ruth Underhill of Hackettstown, NJ and Shirley Ann Hendrickson of Flanders, NJ. Uncle Corzo meant the world to his nephews Jordan Gregory Speer, Preston James Davie, and fur baby Dozer George Underhill; Corey will be their guardian angel for life.

Corey is also survived by his uncle Anthony Jackapino and many loving aunts including; Patricia Brower, Barbara LaStella, Raeann Jackapino, Debbie Hendrickson-Freibott, and Bonnie Underhill-Argentieri. Corey has many cousins who adored him including; Rachel and Matthew Jackapino, Bobby Brower, Kyle Hendrickson, Justin and Raymond LaStella, Jennifer Militello, Eric, Michelle and Casey Mae Underhill.

Corey was predeceased by his father Gregory George Underhill, uncles Gary Ray Underhill and Matthew C. Hendrickson, and his grandfather’s George Ernest Underhill and Raymond Donald Hendrickson. Corey is also predeceased by his godfather Robert Sealy Brower and Gerald LaStella whom he adored.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, 10 am, at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery at the Underhill family plot.

 Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

 

January 29, 2021

Paul Rashap

Paul Rashap, 79, of Randolph, New Jersey, passed away on January 29, 2021. He passed away due to medical reasons. His family was able to spend time with him in the hospital before he passed. Paul was born in 1941 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science from Bridgeport University and a Masters of Science from the University of Southern California and went on to become a beloved and famous Math teacher in Randolph High School. He additionally gained experience teaching at the International School of Bangkok in Thailand and studied educational systems and techniques throughout Asia. He was also a math tutor outside of school hours and touched the lives of thousands of students. He taught at Randolph High School for over 35 years and still tutored until the last year of his life. He had a unique ability to make learning fun and to build confidence in all of his students.

He was a devoted husband to the mother of his children, Shirley, and his current spouse Patricia. He was an amazing father to his three children and an incredible grandfather to his two grandchildren. He had an infectious love for Broadway, which he introduced to and shared with countless friends. His beaming personality and selflessness will carry on in the hearts of all those he loved. Paul is survived by his wife Patricia and three sons. The family will hold a private service, streamed over Facebook Live, on February 4, 2021. A scholarship at Randolph High School will be established in his name.

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

 

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