October 20, 2020

Gail Zellers

Roxbury Township, Gail Zellers, 83, died on October 20, 2020 at her home in Succasunna. She was born and raised in Dover and was a graduate of Bayley-Ellard High School in Madison. She later lived in Budd Lake before moving to Succasunna 24 years ago. She worked for many years at Toohey Realtors and Saint Clare’s hospital.

She is survived by her 2 children; Veronica “Ronni” Stroessenreuther (and husband Frank), of Succasunna and James Zellers of Hope, NJ.   She also leaves her sister Pamela Adams ( and husband Robert) of Landing and the grandchildren she adored, Michele, Brett, Allison, Elisabeth and Isabelle along with many beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Edward & Marjorie Gallagher and her former husband James R Zellers.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10 am, at the Hillside Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).



October 20, 2020

William Thomas Kelly

ROXBURY – Mr. William Thomas Kelly, 91, died peacefully on October 20, 2020, in his home. He was born in Elizabeth before moving to Succasunna, almost 50 years ago. He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1950 – 1954. He then earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Rutgers University, followed by his Doctorate degree from New York University. He was an Electrical Engineer for PSE&G in Newark. He was also a member of St. Therese R.C. Church in Succasunna.

He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Kelly of 55 years, daughter Laura Reddy of Morris Plains, daughter Carolyn O’Leary and husband Jason O’Leary of Clinton, and niece Karen Giustino and her husband Angelo Giustino of Cranford. In addition, William is survived by 2 grandsons, Colin and Alexander O’Leary.

William always had a passion for learning – whether studying academics across various subject matters, or picking up new hobbies such as hunting, painting, music, photography, and poetry, he was a life-long learner. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, playing board games or watching movies together.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2020, from 9-11am, at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh. com) Interment and Military Honors will follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society.

September 25, 2020

Charles “Charlie” Bolline

Roxbury Township, Mr. Charles Bolline, 94, died on September 25, 2020 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home. “Charlie” was born in Jersey City, grew up in the Bronx, NY and raised a family in Saddle Brook, NJ before moving to Succasunna 8 years ago. He served in the Army Air Corp during WW II. For many years he was a Tele-Communications Manager for IBM in White Plains, NY. A long time member of St. Philip The Apostle parish in Saddle Brook, where he served as an usher and member of the Holy Name Society. Upon moving to Succasunna, he joined the parish of St. Therese R C in Succasunna.

He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Mary (Cherry) Bolline in 2018 and by his son Charles Bolline in 2008. He is survived by his children; Dorothy (and Russell) Van Houten of Succasunna, Frances (and Ed) Garrison of Jackson, PA, and Richard (and Julie) Bolline of Middletown, Delaware. He also leaves his daughter-in-law Pam Bolline of Wyckoff, NJ, 8 grandchildren; Russell, Eric, Michael, Kristen, Graham, Lauren, Jennifer and Jarrod and 7 great grandchildren; Russell, Matthew, Jenna, Cordelia, Audrey, Whitney, and

“Charlie” was loved by everyone for his kindness, warmth, and caring. He will be remembered as a man devoted to his family, who will miss him terribly.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10 am at St. Therese R C Church with Military Honors. The burial service will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Arrangements are by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973/584/7264.


September 17, 2020

Christiana Glinko

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Christiana Glinko, 86, died on September 17, 2020 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home. She was born and raised in Rodalben, Germany and came to the United States in December 1955. She lived in Taylor, PA and Newark and the Oranges before moving to Succasunna in 1963. She and her husband owned and operated Chris’s Kitchen in Denville for 27 years. She was also a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

She was predeceased by her husband John S Glinko, Sr. in 2018. She is survived by her 4 children; Stanley (and Sylvia) Glinko of Florham Park, John S Jr. (and Deborah) Glinko of Hardwick, James (and Donna) Glinko of East Hanover, and Cynthia (and Matthew, Jr.) Stella of Hackettstown. She also leaves her 10 grandchildren; Carissa Griffith, Kristin Glinko, Crystal Fedeli, John “J T” Glinko , Daniel John Glinko, Lauren Glinko, Alexis Stella, Jenna Glinko, Gianna Stella, and Matthew John Stella, a great granddaughter Christiana Fedeli, 2 sisters-in-law; Evelyn (and her predeceased husband, Jim) Pero and Dolores (and Ed) Pry, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday (September 22nd) from 4 – 7 pm (on a rotating basis). The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church.

September 17, 2020

Carmel V Fortunato

Hackettstown, NJ Mr. Carmel “Carmen” V Fortunato, 84, died on September 17, 2020 at the House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown. He was born and raised in Montclair and lived in West Orange, Puerto Rico and Bloomfield before moving to Hackettstown 2 years ago. He was a retired machinist and tool and die maker. He retired 12 years ago from White Machine Company in Kenilworth, NJ. He was also an avid fisherman and spent many days fishing in the country and at the shore.

He is survived by his wife Marie (Russo) Fortunato of 65 years. He also leaves his son Michael A Sr. (and Camille) Fortunato of Succasunna, and 2 grandchildren; Christine (and Raymond) Tsipouras and Michael A Fortunato, Jr.

Family and friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday (September 20, 2020) from 2 – 5 (on a rotating basis). There will be a Funeral Service at 2:30 in the afternoon. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at StJude.org


September 04, 2020

Carl D Iliohan

Mt. Arlington, Mr. Carl D. Iliohan, 87, died on September 4, 2020 at Morristown Medical Center. He was born and raised in New York City, and lived in Succasunna before moving to Mt. Arlington 12 years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked as a master mechanic for M&M Mars in Hackettstown for 30+ years before retiring in 1993. 

He is survived by his wife Jean (Malboeuf) of 65 years, his 3 children; Linda (and Robert) Anderson of Succasunna, David Iliohan of Hackettstown, and Deborah (and Harry) Russell of Mine Hill. He also leaves his granddaughter Mandy Anderson (serving USCG) Texas, and sister Joan (and Henry) van Rietschoten of Florida, and several nieces. He was predeceased by his grandson Charles C. Tredway last year.

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday (September 9th) from 9 – 10 am, with a Service at 10 am, followed by a graveside service with Navy Honors at the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in East Hanover.

August 23, 2020

Alen L Huber

Mt. Olive Township, Mr. Allen L Hueber, 82, died on August 23, 2020 at Heath Village in Hackettstown. He was born in Dover and grew up in Kenville. He moved to Budd Lake 44 years ago. He served in the U S Air Force during peace time and was stationed in Alaska. For more than 30 years he worked as an accountant for the Exxon Mobil Company in Florham Park. Following his retirement, he worked for Newsweek in Mountain Lakes. He was also an avid golfer and he and his wife could be often seen at the Flanders Valley Golf Course. 

 He is survived by his wife Dorothy C (White) Hueber of 56 years, his sister-in-law Marge Hueber of Oak Ridge NJ, and by his 3 nephews; Bob and his wife Denise Hopler of North Palm Beach, FL, Jack and his wife Cindy Hopler of Budd Lake NJ, and Steven and his wife Connie Hueber of Oak Ridge NJ. 

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, 973-584-7264, (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Wednesday, August 26th, from 6 – 8 pm. The Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, 10 am, at the Hackettstown Union Cemetery. 

August 19, 2020

Paula N Lasso

Roxbury Township, Paula Nancy Lasso, 70, died on August 19, 2020 at the Morristown Medical Center after a long and brave battle with cancer. She was born in Summit and grew up in New Providence. She later lived in Mountain Lakes and Denville before moving to Succasunna 10 years ago.

Nothing made Paula happier or prouder than being a mother and grandmother. When she wasn’t spending time with her daughters and their families, she could usually be found crocheting or reading in the sunshine. She loved cooking, watching NCIS and Star Wars marathons, and playing puzzle games on her computer.

Her memory will be kept alive by those who loved her most: her children, Kathy DeGraw and husband Ray of Succasunna and Debbie Mikesh and husband Tim of Flanders; four grandchildren, William, Parker, Avery, and Maggie; her sister Carol, nieces Diane (Tom) and Donna, and grand-nephew Geronimo.

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, August 24th from 2 – 4 pm (on a rotating basis).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Paula’s memory to Knots of Love (https://www.knotsoflove.org), a charity which provides crocheted and knitted caps for chemotherapy patients, as well as blankets for NICU babies; or a meaningful charity of your choice.

August 15, 2020

Nancy F Rosseland

Roxbury Township, MrsNancy Frances Rosseland, 82, went home to be with the Lord on August 15th, 2020 at the Merry Heart Nursing HomeNancy was born on September 21st, 1937 iLuverne City,Minnesota to Fredrik Herdal (Berntsen) Benson and Natalie Sophie Edwardsen (Edwards). She was the youngest of three children, she lived in New Jersey andMinnesota.  

Nancy lived in Succasunna for 37 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church for 37 years in Succasunna, and recently Whiting Assembly of God in Whiting, NJ.   She had a deep faith in God and was a blessing to many that knew her.  Nancy enjoyed sharing her faith by sending greeting cards and praying. She also loved to send and receive cards and never forgetting to send a card to family and friends for special milestones and holidays, or simply to offer an encouraging word. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, singing, playing games, going to the beach and camping.

Nancy is survived by her daughter Kristi A. (Bob) Baker of Succasunna and son Eric G. (Gina) Rosseland of Washington Boro, NJ. She also leaves her 6 grandchildren Nicholas (wife Morgan), Jakob (wife Hannah), Geoffrey, Brooke, Kelsey and Christopher, many nieces, and nephews.

Nancy joins her loving family in heaven, Parents Fredrik, Natalie, Husband Kjell (2015), Brother Bernt (Ben) Benson(2010), Sister Klara Opsal(2012) and Son Kenneth A. Rosseland(1997) and granddaughter Kaitlyn N. Baker(1994). 

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

August 14, 2020

Carol A Owings Begraft

Carol A. Owings Begraft (nee Lutz), 69, of Mine Hill, NJ, passed away on August 14, 2020 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ. She was born in Irvington, NJ on December 30, 1950 and grew up in Randolph. Previously she lived in Andover Township, before moving to Mine Hill 12 years ago. Carol was the President and Owner of Dover Environmental Services in Sparta, NJ.

Carol was a member of Elks Lodge #0782 and Germania Park. At Germania Park, she was a very active member enjoying her time as a bartender and learning about her German heritage from the older members.  Carol enjoyed playing on the Germania Park dart team in the Lake Hopatcong Dart Association and earned numerous awards. She was a long-time member of the Shongum Sportsmen’s Association pistol league and pistol team. Carol volunteered her time to the Sussex County Help Line, Andover Township Environmental Committee, Andover Township Recreation Committee, and mentored for the Youth Advocate Program for troubled and disadvantage young women. She also enjoyed showing her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Ruby and Nixie at dog shows winning many Best in Breed competitions, earning AKC Championship and Grand Championship titles on her girls.  Additionally, she was an accomplished breeder with her puppies also winning awards. Carol loved spending time travelling, visiting micro-breweries and wineries in the fall.

She was predeceased by her parents Julius and Lillian Lutz. She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate Scott E. Begraft of 9 years, together for 16 wonderful years; her beloved son, Brett Owings, his wife Jill, and her grandsons Vaughn, Kane, and Shaw. She also leaves her brother Keith Lutzand his wife Michelle; her ex-husband and friend James Owings; step-daughter Ashley and her husband Michael Kryznefski, their children Benjamin and Samuel; mother-in-law Eleanor Begraft; brother-in-law Craig Begraft his wife Debbie, their sons Sean and Kevin, Kevin’s wife Jennifer, and their daughters Audrey and Kelsey and many friends who loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday August 23rd from 12 – 3 pm (on a rotating basis). The interment will be held on Monday, 10 am at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” ~ Helen Keller

Donations may be made in her name to the N J Sharing Network.