November 15, 2020

Patricia Ann Downey

Manahawkin, NJ.  Mrs. Patricia Ann Downey, 75, passed away on November 15, 2020 after a short illness surrounded by her family. Patricia was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Roxbury Township in 1984 where she lived for 34 years.  More recently moving to Manahawkin, NJ.  She worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance in NYC before leaving to raise her family. While her family was growing Patricia started her own Childcare business out of her home. After moving to Roxbury, she worked as a Sales Associate for Sears and Kohl’s Department Store in Succasunna.  Patricia was a devout Catholic as well as a Eucharistic minister and Bible school teacher for many years. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brooklyn, NY, St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Succasunna and of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Barnegat, NJ.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Joseph and her 4 children; Mary M (Danny) Austin of Newton, NJ, Joseph (Alicia) Downey of Flanders, NJ,  Michael (Hannah) Downey of Manahawkin, Peter Downey of Manahawkin and her Sister Marilyn Meyer of Brooklyn, NY. She leaves behind her 8 grandchildren: Steven, Victoria, Katie (Mathias), Daniel, Andrew, Nicholas, Elizabeth and RJ along with many beloved nieces and nephews, “Auntie” to them. Patricia was predeceased by her brother, William.

She was the most loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who always put the needs of others before herself. She never missed a sport, acting or musical performance for any of her grandchildren. The kindness and unconditional love that Mommy gave each day of her life lives on in each of her children and grandchildren. Every time Nana visited, she brought her delicious chocolate chip cookies and brownies. She loved her many trips to Disneyworld and the Adirondacks with her family. Her sweet smile, kind eyes, warm hugs, pure kindness and selflessness will forever be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday at 10 am at St. Therese R C Church with the interment to follow at the Holy Rood Cemetery in Morristown.

 

November 13, 2020

Herman J Zelesnikar

Roxbury Township, Mr. Herman J Zelesnikar, 94, died on November 13, 2020 at his home in Ledgewood. He was born in Forest City, PA and lived in Ledgewood for most of his life. He was a retired Professional Fire Fighter at Picatinny Arsenal and was a member of the N A R F E. He was also one of the original members of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

He is survived by his daughter Mary Jane Peloso of Stanhope, a son John Zelesnikar of Kentucky, and 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Jane (Moore) Zelesnikar in 2005.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:30. am. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:30 am, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

 

November 10, 2020

Marcia E Hendrickson

Marcia Ellen (Cromer) Hendrickson, age 69, of Randolph, New Jersey, passed away on November 10, 2020. Marcia was born in Dayton, Ohio on February 26, 1951, the daughter of Ralph and Dottie Cromer. She graduated from Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio. In 1974 she received her BSRN from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Marcia married Roger Hendrickson, on May 25,1975 where they started married life in Summit, New Jersey and Marcia began her nursing career at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  After several years Roger and Marcia moved to Netcong where they resided for ten years before building their Randolph home where they have remained for over thirty years. Eventually Marcia transitioned from the hospital to occupational health nursing where she received many awards and worked with several major companies including AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, and retired from Johnson and Johnson in 2017.  Marcia looked forward to the annual family trips to Wildwood where she enjoyed walking and sitting on the beach. For four year Marcia and Roger were band parents and were famous for their funnel cakes at the Randolph High School Band Competition. Marcia was a long-time member of Succasunna United Methodist Church, where Marcia was a faithful member of the choir for more than 10 years and served in multiple leadership positions.  She coordinated and ran the craft table at Suckasunny Days for 35 years, chaired the roast beef dinners and worked in many other areas.

Marcia is preceded in death by her parents Ralph Cromer and Dorothy (Harshman) Cromer. She is survived by her husband Roger Hendrickson of Randolph, NJ; her son, David Hendrickson of Nashville, TN; and her sister, Peggy Cromer of Kettering, OH.

Rev. Myounghun Stephen Yun will lead a service for immediate family members at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, at Succasunna United Methodist Church, 91 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876.  Church friends are invited to join the family for the Interment service at 1:45 p.m. at the cemetery behind the church.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Succasunna United Methodist Church memorial fund.  And as Marcia would say, “please remember to get your flu shot this year”.

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

November 07, 2020

Dorothy R Crawn

Frankford Township, Mrs. Dorothy “Dottie” Rose Crawn, 93, died on November 7, 2020 at the Homestead Center in Frankford Twp, NJ. She was born in Jersey City and lived in Succasunna for most of her life before moving to Frankford Twp. 3 years ago. She was a retired School Bus Driver for the Roxbury Township Board of Education and member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

She was predeceased by her husband Elmer E Crawn in 2015 and is survived by her 6 children;  Debra M Crawn of Greer, SC, Barbara A Crawn of Neptune City, NJ, Robert E Crawn of Hackettstown, NJ, Patricia L Steger of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dorothy A Crawn of Clinton, NJ, and Jacqueline “Jackie” M Hult of Cody, WY. She also leaves her 6 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 11am – 12:45 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1 pm at St. Therese R C Church with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

 

November 05, 2020

Ilse Stoner

Denville, NJ.    Mrs. Ilse Stoner, 87, died on November 5, 2020 at The Oaks in Denville. She was born in Eitorf, Germany and came to Long Island, NY in 1959. She lived in Mt. Lakes and Succasunna for many years before moving to Denville 3 years ago. She was a retired cook and cafeteria worker in several of the Roxbury Township schools. She loved to travel and go camping, and to spend time with her family.

She was predeceased by her first husband Winthrop Neilson in 2014, and by her second husband Harold Stoner in April of this year. She is survived by her 2 daughters; Luise Neilson and partner Betsy Eastwood of Maplewood, and Vickie Neilson and spouse Pamela Papish of Pleasantville, NY. She also leaves her 6 step-children; Lynn A (and Bob) Klein of Harleysville, PA, Shirley (and Jim) Lawson of Green Village, Carol Carson of Hackettstown, Bobby (and Jill) Stoner of Lake Hopatcong, Janet (and Fred) Saunders of Marshalls Creek, PA, and Ronnie (and Terri) Stoner of NC., 14 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Saturday from 10-10:45 am. A graveside Service will follow at 11 am at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

 

 

October 29, 2020

Scott R Kuhnen

Ellerbe, NC. Mr. Scott Richard Kuhnen, 46, completed his earthly journey on October 29, 2020 in NJ. He was born in Newton and grew up in Mt. Olive Township. As a child he worked on the Lines family farm in Roxbury Township. In 1994, he enlisted in the U S Navy, serving his country for 10 years, including serving during the Gulf War. While in the Navy, Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Upon his military separation in 2004, Scott moved to NC and began his 15-year career with Progress Energy. In 2019, Scott began his employment with PSEG in Linden, NJ.

Left to continue life’s journey without their loved one are Scott’s wife Amy-Jo (Wilson) Kuhnen of 9 wonderful, love filled years of Ellerbe, NC; by his 3 children that he loved more than words could ever express, Scott A. Kuhnen of Elizabeth City, NC, Gunner S. Hvam and Brianna M. Williams, also of Ellerbe, NC., the first woman he ever loved- his mother Marjorie Lines of Succasunna, NJ, 2 sisters who he loved to pick on and torment- Julie Isbell, her husband Brandon, and his 2 adorable nephews John and Eddie, of Fuquay-Varina, NC; and Brittany Lines and her husband MoeElkhoulyof Raleigh, NC., his beloved pack of German Shepherds, his cats, and Papaya, his Moluccan Cockatoo.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Tuesday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held at 7 pm.

 

 

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.

“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.

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