Celebrity Obituaries

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Frances Robert Ward

May 13, 2018

Frances Roberta (Williams) Ward entered into eternal rest on May 13, 2018 at the age of 96. She was the daughter of the late Frederick A. Williams and Bessie (Brown) Williams of Madison, New Jersey. She was a 1941 graduate of Madison High School. After school, she moved to Harlem, New York City, where she met and married John Ward. She was employed in food service until her...
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Melba Marin Tabarez

August 11, 1962 - May 12, 2018

Melba Marin Tabarez was born in Colombia and resided in Elizabeth, NJ. She departed in Morristown, NJ
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Joy Marlena Lambe

December 13, 1964 - May 3, 2018

Joy Marlene Lambe, 53, of Morristown, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Paget, Bermuda, before her family moved to the United States. Joy leaves to celebrate her life: her parents, Revs. Harold and Marilyn Lambe; her maternal grandmother,...
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William Arthur Bryant

October 7, 1947 - April 28, 2018

William Arthur Bryant of Morristown, New Jersey passed away peacefully at Morristown Medical Center on Saturday April 28, 2018 after an extended illness. He was born in Pitt County, North Carolina to Rosa and Oscar Bryant. William also known as "Bill" , "WO" and the beloved "PopPop" enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He graduated from Pitt County schools in North...
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Icyline Edwards

December 23, 1926 - April 21, 2018

Icyline Edwards of Morristown, New Jersey and formerly of Jamaica, W.I., fell asleep in death on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Morris View Healthcare Center with her family at her side.  She leaves to mourn her nine children; Abisha Bennett, Avirl Fisher-Craigie, Sonia Owens (Franz), Prince Edwards (Sandra), Donald Samms (Jennifer), Evvan Edwards&...
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Shirley Jean Coarse

January 23, 1932 - April 14, 2018

Shirley Jean Coarse was born on January 23, 1932 to the late Elizabeth "Betty" Godwin and Ural N. Porter in Newark, New Jersey. She was educated in the Newark, New Jersey School System. Shirley was employed by Dairy Pak, Inc., Uncle Jack's Restaurant, Shady Oak and Bell Laboratories where she stayed until retirement. On Saturday, April 14, 2018 our dear loved one...
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May Barbara Martin

May 1, 1931 - April 13, 2018

May Barbara Martin - May or Mayo to her siblings and friends, Nana to Kiah, Auntie May to everyone else, passed away on Friday April 13th at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born May Barbara Davis Bell in Cabimas, Maracaibo Venezuela on May 1st 1931, she was the second child and the first daughter of Theophilus St. Clair and Angela Providencia Davis (Mamacita) who ultimately...
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Joan Karp

September 23, 1925 - March 30, 2018

Joan Gluckman Karp of Hamburg died peacefully at the age of 92 on March 30, 2018. Joan is survived by her children Catherine Karp (Robert Bayly) of Petersburg, NY, Norton Karp (Dilek) of Belleville, NJ, granddaughters Irene Bayly (Rensselaer, NY) and Nora Bayly (Houston, TX), sister Betty Weinberg (Louis) of Short Hills, NJ, other relatives and dear...
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The Reverend William J. Paran

April 21, 1928 - March 22, 2018

The Reverend William J. Paran died on March 22, 2018 in New Providence, N.J. He was 89. William John Panaretos was born on April 21, 1928 in Springfield, Massachusetts to the former Marion Stevenson and John Panaretos; the family surname was later changed to Paran. Bill served in the Navy from 1946-48, and afterwards moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he married the...
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Essie Mae Brown

June 14, 1932 - March 21, 2018

Essie Mae Brown (Broome) passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Essie Mae was born June 14, 1932 to Alphonso Broome and Lillie B. Friday in Morristown, NJ. She was graduate of Morristown High School class of 1950 and worked as a fire alarm technician at Pyrotronics Inc. in Cedar Knolls, NJ. before retiring in 1988. Essie is survived by sons...
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Jonathan Edward Mills

February 10, 1964 - March 17, 2018

Jonathan Edward Mills, affectionately known as "Mookie", was loved by all who knew him. He was born on Monday, February 10, 1964 to Rita Dianne Trepiccione and Ernest Green. He departed this life suddenly at the age of 54 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (St. Patrick's Day) in Morris Plains, NJ. He was a loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin,...
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Rosa Lee Burton

January 2, 1933 - March 6, 2018

Rosa Lee Burton age 85 passed away peacefully March 6, 2018. Rosa Lee Burton, was born on January 2, 1933 in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late George and Mary Elizabeth Green Sr. She was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Rosa, had a feisty personality, loving and caring spirit, vibrant and stern demeanour and was known for her fancy...
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Earl Wayne O'Dell

March 3, 2018

E. Wayne O'Dell, a long-time resident of Morris Plains, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was 93. Wayne was born in Vandalia, MI, to the late Earl and Daisy Mead O'Dell. Along with his 4 siblings, he graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago, IL. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, studied Mechanical...
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Tonya Bryant

December 16, 1967 - February 25, 2018

Tonya Bryant of Dover, passed away on February 25th. She was born in Morristown and graduated from Morristown High School. She also graduated from The College of St. Elizabeth with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Isadora Bryant. Throughout her career, she was a successful career minded woman. She was the Associate Director of...
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Richard T. Harris

February 24, 2018

Washington, DC - Richard T. Harris, age 62, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2018. Richard graduated from Delbarton High School in Morristown, NJ and attended Yale University majoring in Psychology. Richard was predeceased by his father and mother, John and Ruth Harris, a sister, Mercedes Council, and his brother, John Harris, Jr, who...
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Joan B. Smith

November 14, 1933 - February 20, 2018

Joan B. Smith was born November 14, 1933, departed this life on February 20, 2018 at the wonderful age of 84. Born in Morristown, New Jersey at All Souls Hospital and a longtime resident of Morristown except for 10 years where she resided in Madison, New Jersey. She was affectionally known as Joni. She was predeceased by her parents Emma Allen and John Smith and her siblings...
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Kiesha C. Mincey

August 3, 1971 - February 17, 2018

On Saturday , February 17, 2018, Kiesha Mincey passed away suddenly at the age of 46. Kiesha will be forever remembered by her parents Jerome and Elizabeth Mincey, brother Michael Mincey and nephews, Alexander and Harrison Mincey. Kiesha will also be forever remembered by her numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and dear friends.
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Doris Boniface

February 17, 2018

Doris Boniface, age 96, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2018. Doris graduated from Morristown High School in 1938 and Weylister Junior College in 1939. She had two children, and was predeceased by her son John, a Vietnam veteran. She is survived by her daughter and 3 grandchildren. A fourth grandchild predeceased her. It was Doris' wish to be remembered for her...
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Doris Boniface

April 2, 1921 - February 17, 2018

Doris Boniface, age 96, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2018. Doris graduated from Morristown High School in 1938 and Weylister Junior College in 1939. She had two children, and was predeceased by her son John, a Vietnam veteran. She is survived by her daughter and 3 grandchildren. A fourth grandchild predeceased her. It was Doris' wish to be remembered for her...
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Edward J. Hackett

October 21, 1948 - February 16, 2018

Edward J. Hackett
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Barbara Vanderslice

June 14, 1936 - February 11, 2018

Barbara Vanderslice age 81, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, February 11, 2018. She was born Barbara Martin in June of 1936 in Middletown, New York. She claimed she learned to sing before learning to talk, and always had a melody floating in her head. When she was nine, the family moved to Highland Park, New Jersey. There, her mother passed along a love...
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Melvin Dumas

March 7, 1942 - February 6, 2018

Melvin Dumas, age 75, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones. He was a lifelong resident of Morristown.  He graduated from Morristown High School in 1960. He was as a career public servant, working for the US Postal Service and the Morristown Police Department. 
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Myrtha Figaro Flambert

February 3, 2018

Myrtha Figaro Flambert passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown,New Jersey. She was 74 years old. Myrtha was born on January 2nd 1944, and raised in Miragoane Haiti. She lived in Port-Au-Prince for some time before moving to the United States in 1965. She spent the majority of her life in Haiti and traveling between Aruba, Canada&...
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Barbara Ford

January 30, 1931 - February 2, 2018

Barbara Jean Ford (nee O'Connell), age 87 and a longtime resident of Mendham, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Arden Courts in Whippany. Born in Saint Louis, she had a career as a remarkably prolific and profound book writer. Barbara grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from Saint Louis University and later received a Master’s Degree in...
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Gwendolyn Gilliham

April 26, 1953 - February 2, 2018

Gwendolyn Gilliham of Morristown passed away on February 2nd at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Morristown and was a lifelong resident, graduating from Morristown High School and attended Shaw University. She was the daughter of the late Franklin C. Gilliham and Mary Evelean Gilliham. She retired from the Morris Area Girl Scout Council in 2007 after 27 years of service. She...
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Louise Coleman Walton

March 26, 1916 - January 20, 2018

Louise Coleman Walton passed away in her sleep on Saturday, January 20th at Care One Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was 101. Born March 26, 1916 in Ada, Oklahoma, she lived in California, Massachusetts and England before settling in Cookstown, NJ where she lived for 40 years. She retired to Pine Bluff, Arkansas with her husband, Alonzo and lived there...
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Robert Lee Wright

January 14, 2018

ROBERT LEE WRIGHT, AGE 92 OF HACKENSACK, NJ DEPARTED THIS LIFE PEACEFULLY ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018 IN HOSPICE CARE AT HACKENSACK MEDICAL CENTER WITH HIS FAMILY AT HIS BEDSIDE. ROBERT "BOB" WAS BORN AND RAISED IN REIDSVILLE, NC TO JESSIE (MIMS) AND CECIL WRIGHT. HE LIVED IN HACKENSACK, NJ FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS. SURVIVING ARE HIS DEVOTED WIFE OF 72 YEARS, HELEN...
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Mariah Louise Chisholm Hasker

January 18, 1933 - January 13, 2018

Mariah Louise Chisholm Hasker,84, died one week after her husband of 62 years, William (Bill) Hasker.  She is survived by her sons, Wm. Terrell Hasker and partner Charlene Worthley of Agua Dulce, CA, and Peter R. Hasker and wife Pamela of Houston TX; her daughter Martha “Margeaux” Johansson and husband Per of Aspen, CO;  six granddaughters,...
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William Emes Hasker

September 27, 1932 - January 6, 2018

William Emes Hasker (Bill) - 85 Born September 27, 1932 in Richmond Virginia Died January 6, 2018, Morristown New Jersey He is survived by his wife, Mariah Chisholm Hasker; his sons, W. Terrell Hasker and partner Charlene Worthley of Aqua Dulce, CA, and Peter R. Hasker and wife Pamela of Houston TX; his daughter Martha “Margeaux” Johansson and...
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Aumont Pierre Friday

November 28, 1963 - January 4, 2018

Aumont Pierre Friday (Omar) (Mont) son of Archie Friday and Edith Lawrence was born November 28, 1963 in Morristown, New Jersey. Aumont departed this world to be with our heavenly Father in Paradise on January 4, 2018 Aumont grew up in Morristown where he attended the Morris School District. Graduating from Morristown High School in 1982. Aumont had a passion for cooking. His...
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Frances Karakoosh Hazen

May 14, 1923 - January 4, 2018

January 4, 2018 was a day of both sorrow and great joy. Frances Karakoosh Hazen born on May 14, 1923 left this life to join her husband of 68 years, Robert M. Hazen, her mother Sophie Boyadjian Karakoosh , her father George Karakoosh, and the other family and friends who have gone before. She is survived by her two sons, Gregory J.K. Hazen and his wife Cecelia Hazen...
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Donna Griffin

September 26, 1966 - December 29, 2017

Donna Griffin was born in Morristown, NJ on September 26, 1966 to Dorothy and Rayford Griffin and went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2017. Dorothy and Rayford loved Donna and she returned that love by helping to take of her mother as she grew older. Dorothy would often call Donna her secretary as Donna made sure her bills were in order and made sure that any miscellaneous...
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Marianne Lazendorfer

December 25, 2017

Marianne Lazendorfer, of Basking died December 25, 2017 at the age of 92. A former bilingual Executive Secretary with BASF Corporation she was born in Munich, Germany, where she graduated from Commercial College. She came to America in 1955 with her husband Ernst. He was a licensed Sea Captain and later worked for Ortho Diagnostics (Johnson & Johnson as a Manager for General...
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Katherine M. Litkey

December 22, 2017

Katherine M. Litkey, 88 a long-time resident of Madison and Summit NJ, died Friday, December 22nd at Troy Hills Center in Parsippany, N.J. where she had resided for the past seven years. Born in Mako, Hungary, Katherine fled the communist crackdown after the attempted student revolution in 1956. She, her husband, Laszlo, and their daughter, Judy, ...
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Yumiko Barbara Parker

December 3, 1954 - December 19, 2017

Yumiko Barbara Parker quietly slipped away to be with her Heavenly Father on December 19, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was born December 3, 1954 to the late Eiko and Caldwell Chisholm in Hiroshima, Japan. Her parents brought her to the United States at a young age and, eventually, settled in Morristown, New Jersey. Yumiko, affectionately called &ldquo...
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Richard Todd Tasker

March 9, 1958 - December 19, 2017

Richard Todd Tasker of Warren passed away on December 19 at Morristown Medical Center. Richard was born in Massapequa, NY on March 9, 1958. He is survived by his mother Letitia, his sisters Judy Freed, Janet Kretz and Joyce Conneely, brothers-in-law Gary Freed, Walter Kretz, Jr. and Brian Conneely, along with his nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in...
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Christine Davis

August 5, 1957 - December 11, 2017

Christine Davis, 60 of Morristown, NJ passed away on December 11, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. She is survived by her daughter Rolanda Davis, parents William and Dorothy Johnson, sisters Amy Alston and Teresa Johnson and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her sister Julie Johnson.
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MaryLee Foote

November 18, 2017

MaryLee Foote, 73, Morristown, NJ; passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Kindred Care Hospital in Dover NJ. Born to the late Gage and Evelyn Foote, she was a lifelong resident of Morristown, retired from Bell Laboratories and AT&T. She is survived by 4 siblings, 2 brothers Evester Foote of Parsippany, NJ; Timothy Foote of Weymouth, MA; 2 sisters&...
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Willie Mae Smith

December 8, 1923 - November 13, 2017

Willie Mae Smith born December 8, 1923, departed this life on November 13, 2017 at the wonderful age of 93.  Born in Saxe, Virginia, she was a lifelong resident of Morristown, New Jersey since the age of 11. She was affectionately known as “Aunt Mae” to many generations of family and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents Louise Allen, James...
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Zhen Hua Ling

November 6, 2017

Flowers to be delivered no later than 1pm Location: (At Funeral Home: 71 Washington St; Morristown, NJ 07960)
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Bernice Chappell Able

November 4, 2017

Bernice Chappell Able formerly of Morristown, died in Louisville, Kentucky at the home of her daughter on November 4, 2017 at the age of 93. She was the wife of the late Abraham Able Sr and the Mother of the late Abraham “Bruce” Able Jr all of Morristown. Mrs. Able was a graduate of South Carolina State Hospital for Nursing Colored Women and received her Registered Nurse...
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Mamie Cleo Bookhard

May 19, 1914 - November 3, 2017

Mamie Cleo Bookhard (nee Bland) passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on November 3, 2017. Mamie was born on May 19, 1914 to Wallace Bland and Georgia Miles Bland in Johnston, South Carolina. Mamie was the fourth of five girls born to the Bland family. Mamie’s parents and three older sisters, Josie, Lizzie, and Ethel, precede her. Of the Bland family...
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Karen McCaden Ingram

March 30, 1950 - October 30, 2017

Karen McCaden Ingram departed this earth suddenly on Thursday October 30th at her home in Morristown, N.J. She was predeceased by her parents Jose and Maxine McCaden, Ramon McCadden and her greatest caregiver of all Ruth Teabout. Previously, Karen was employed by Verizon Services for many years before retiring in 2010. She worked at Children on the Green after retirement which she...
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Margaret Akerman Menard Price

January 24, 1924 - October 27, 2017

Margaret Akerman Menard Price of Denville N.J. died October 27, 2017 at her home, “Lake Openaka”.  She was born January 14, 1924 in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of Margaret Akerman and Albert Robert Menard.  Her husband of fifty four years, Robert Edmunds Price, died April 12, 2001. Together they lived in England, Indonesia, and a...
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Joyce Yvonne Small

January 26, 1938 - October 15, 2017

Joyce Yvonne Terry Small of Morristown, NJ closed her eyes peacefully on October 15, 2017. She was born on January 26, 1938 to the late John and Pattie Terry in Mecklenburg County, VA. She grew up and attended school in Clarksville, VA.; graduating from West End High School. At an early age she joined Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Clarksville, VA. As a young adult she...
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Maria Bertilda Triana

April 15, 1952 - October 15, 2017


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Sheila Denise Wiggins

May 19, 1953 - October 9, 2017

Sheila Denise Wiggins (Aiken), our loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at home. Sheila was born on May 19, 1953 to Edith Aiken and the late Walter Charles Aiken, Sr. After graduating from Morristown High School in June 1971, she started working at Winston’s Family Tree as a bartender. Following...
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Bennye Clark

September 4, 1953 - September 28, 2017

Bennye Clark, 64 of Dover, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. He was born on September 4th, 1953 in Jacksonville, FL. Upon moving to New Jersey, he was employed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for 35 years. He was survived by his wife, Nita Clark and their three children; Ynes Bouza, Arcturus Justice and...
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Ricky Manuel Godoy

January 9, 1993 - September 21, 2017

Ricky Manuel Godoy, of Morristown, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born January 9, 1993 in Morristown NJ. He was CEO of Yodog Media and an active member of Hillsong Church, Montclair NJ. He was very passionate about sharing his Faith and Love of Jesus Christ. Ricky touched so many people's lives in many special ways; he did not have to...
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Gwendolyn Ann King

May 28, 1952 - September 18, 2017

Gwendolyn Ann King of Morristown departed this life Monday, September 2017 at Morristown Medical Center she was 65. Born May 28, 1952 in Morristown, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Anna Lee King (Williams). Gwen as she was affectionately known by family and friends attended the Morris School District and graduated from Morristown High School in 1970. Gwen recently retired from...
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Alfred Derex Lyle

May 5, 1970 - September 16, 2017

Alfred Derex Lyle, son of Joseph and Rose Lyle, was born on May 5, 1970 in Morristown, NJ. He was called by God from his earthly home on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Alfred, fondly known as “Rooster”, attended the Morristown and Dover School Districts. He graduated from Dover High School in 1989 and later attended Morris County College and VoTech. ...
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Larry Towns

June 22, 1952 - September 15, 2017

On September 15, 2017, Larry Towns went to join the lord. He was born in Morristown, NJ on June 22, 1951 to Edith Towns. Larry was a mechanic by trade and worked for the Township of Rockaway for over 15 years in facilities management. He served in the US Army and National Guard and was stationed in Germany as a Military Policeman. He raised two wonderful children, Jason...
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Julio Vega

January 10, 1935 - September 12, 2017

Julio Vega "Juline" 82, of Morristown, New Jersey, passed away, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was born January 10, 1935 in Ciales, Puerto Rico to Vicente Vega and Eugenia Santiago. On December 30, 1961, he married Luz “Lula” Vega in Ciales, Puerto Rico. Of that union came three children; Orlando,...
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Venil D. Josephs

September 12, 1934 - August 24, 2017

Venil D. Josephs, affectionately known as Joe and Mass Bam was born on September 12, 1934, to parents Dinsdale and Benjamina in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica West Indies. Joe was raised by his grandmother Antomina Palmer who loved him dearly. Joe was educated in the Rio Bueno public school system. After school he began his career in construction. During the early years on the job Joe...
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Morise E. Robinson

May 18, 1956 - August 22, 2017

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Philip M. Bass

October 20, 1936 - July 31, 2017

Philip M. Bass, son of the late Philip M. Bass and Gertrude W. Taylor was born October 20, 1936. He passed away on July 31, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from Morristown High School and attended Central University in Ohio. He worked as a chauffeur for the State of New Jersey, drove busses for the Morris School District and worked at Bell Laboratory. He is survived by his sons...
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Liddie R. Coakley

September 25, 1932 - July 30, 2017

Liddie R. Coakley formerly of Morristown passed away on July 30th, 2017 in Hellertown, PA. She was predeceased by her husband John C. Coakley. A beloved mother, she survived by her children; John, Linda and Janice and a proud grandmother to 4 grand and 4 great grand children. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calvary Baptist Vision Fund or the Hoops for Hope Scholarship Fund,...
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Minister Lenore Fox

July 23, 2017

Minister Lenore Fox (Robinson), 74, of Randolph, NJ, passed away on Sunday, July 23, at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown. Born in Boynton Beach, FL, Minister Fox was raised in Wauchula, FL; spent her teenage years and most of her adult life in Albany/Schenectady, NY; and lived the past 20 years in Randolph. She was a member of the Temple of Radiant Light in Bloomfield for 19 years. She...
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Marion Ernestine Melton

September 8, 1926 - July 22, 2017

Marion Ernestine Melton (Age 90) departed this life peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on July 22, 2017 at Care One in Parsippany, NJ. Marion was born in Morristown, New Jersey September 8, 1926. She was the second youngest of four children born to Daniel and Alma Melton. This online memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Marion Ernestine Melton. You are invited to add a...
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Elizabeth Cooper Strong

October 15, 1929 - June 21, 2017

Elizabeth Cooper Strong of Morristown, NJ. transitioned peacefully at home on June 21, 2017 with her family at her bedside. She was 87. Born October 15, 1929 in Hertford, NC. to the late Lemuel and Virgie Gallop. Elizabeth retired from Pfizer, Morris Plains (formerly Warner Lambert), after 23 years of dedicated service.  She was a former Past Worthy Matron Naomi Chapter No. 2 Order of...
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Shirley May Tallburt

October 20, 1935 - June 13, 2017

Shirley May Tallburt of Morristown went home to be with the Lord Tuesday June 13, 2017. She was 81. Born October 20, 1935 she was the daughter of the late James Carey and Mildred Garner Pierce and stepdaughter to Frank Pierce. Shirley was educated in the Morristown School system and worked many jobs throughout the town before retiring. After retirement she volunteered serving meals to the...
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Hermine James

May 5, 1927 - June 12, 2017

Hermine James (Thomas), 90 of Morristown, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017. She was born May 5, 1927 in Havana, Cuba to the late Edythe (Gayle) James. She was raised in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and migrated to Morristown where she lived for over 30 years. She was a devoted member of Morristown Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Those left to treasure her memory include her children...
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Helen Elizabeth Smith

September 1, 1928 - June 9, 2017

Helen Elizabeth Smith, affectionately known as "Miss Cookie" passed away on June 9, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1928 in Morristown, New Jersey. She is preceded in death by her husband Donald "Sid" Smith and her Father, Mr. William Cook, Mother, Ovella Locks, a son Donald "Shot" Smith and a son, David Smith. Left to mourn her passing are her devoted daughters Delores "Sissy Horsley,...
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Gail Gwendolyn Brown

December 1, 1934 - May 25, 2017

Gail Gwendolyn Brown, age 82 died at Morris Hills Center, Morristown, NJ on May, 25 2017. Born December 1, 1934 in Morristown, NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Cedar Knolls. Gail worked at the Mennen Co. for many years. She was an avid folk art painter, photographer and world traveler. A long time member of Hildale Park Presbyterian church in Cedar Knolls. She was preceded in death by...
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Everett A. Simms

July 20, 1945 - May 24, 2017

Everett A. Simms born July 20, 1945 passed away suddenly on May 24, 2017, he was 71 years old. Everett was born and raised in Morristown, NJ the son of the late John A. and Mary Elizabeth (Patterson) Simms. Everett graduated Morristown High School in 1963 and then joined the Army until he was honorably discharged. When he returned home he began his over 30 year career at the United States...
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Frances Diver Burt

November 3, 1922 - May 14, 2017

Frances Diver Burt was the 4th of 8 children and was born in Wilmington, DE to Carolyn P. and Frank W. Diver on November 3, 1922. She grew up in Wilmington and graduated from high school at the Wilmington Friends School in 1940. Frances spent her childhood summers with her family in Buck Hill Falls, PA, a community which became very important to her for all the ties she formed there, the...
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Dyana Lynn Taylor

April 7, 1971 - May 2, 2017

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Terri Nicole Fasano

November 26, 1948 - April 27, 2017

Terri Nicole Fasano, 68, of West Milford, NJ died April 27th 2017. Terri was born 11/26/1948 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Anthony Fasano and Lilia (Mezzorana) Fasano. She was a graduate of Brooklyn College.  Terri was very active at Church of the Redeemer in Morristown NJ where she served in many capacities including the vestry. She was a past president of Morris County NOW and worked...
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Evelyn M. Baber

November 26, 1930 - April 23, 2017

Evelyn Baber, born November 26, 1930 in Morristown, NJ to the late Utis and Nannie Harris-Anderson. Evelyn departed this life after a long illness on April 23rd. Evelyn graduated from Morristown High. Evelyn was married to Albert James Broome. Together, they had two sons, Bradford and Garfield Broome. She was predeceased by her husband Alphonso Broome and later Cornelius Baber, sister Carrie...
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Evelyn M. Baber

November 26, 1930 - April 23, 2017

Evelyn M. Baber (Anderson) "Sue", born November 26, 1930 in Morristown, NJ to the late Utis and Nannie Harris-Anderson. Evelyn departed this life after a long illness on April 23rd. Evelyn graduated from Morristown High. Evelyn was married to Albert James Broome. Together, they had two son, Bradford and Garfield Broome. She was predeceased by her husband Alphonso Broome and later Cornelius...
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Lisandro Meza

April 17, 1931 - April 16, 2017

On April 16, 2017, (Resurrection Sunday), the Lord received Lisandro Meza [1931-2017] into his eternal presence. Lisandro went home, at peace, in the presence of family members in Morristown, New Jersey. Although those who knew him (both friends and family) mourn his passing with great heaviness of heart, we, who share his faith are also just as certain that Lisandro is currently free of pain...
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Jessie Mae Moore

April 5, 2017

Jessie Mae Moore (Wall), the loving widow of the late Robert L. Moore, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the age of 90. Jessie was the daughter of Jesse Wall and Willa Worth and was born in Rockingham, North Carolina. She came to Morristown, NJ at an early age where she lived with relatives who had also relocated from the South. She attended the Morris School District and ultimately found work...
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Antonio Vega

April 4, 2017

Antonio Vega, 79 of Morristown passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ. Born in Ciales, Puerto Rico to the late Tribucia Perez and Juan "Nito" Vega. Antonio has resided in Morristown since 1970 and was employed as a Staff Painter at Farleigh Dickerson University, Madison, NJ for 38 years. Antonio is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Amelia Vega....
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Carrie E. Manley

March 28, 2017

Carrie E. Manley of Morris Twp., NJ transitioned to heaven on March 28, 2017 at home. She was born in West Point, Virginia. Carrie lived the majority of her life in Morris County. Carrie was a homemaker and worked part-time at the Morristown-Morris Township Library and at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center. Carrie was affiliated with various organizations. Carrie was predeceased by...
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Terry Joel Ballard

December 27, 1953 - March 25, 2017

Terry Joel Ballard passed on to eternal rest Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was 63. He was born December 27, 1953 in Chester, Pa. to the late Voil Ballard and Gladys Myers. Terry graduated from Morris Hills High School in 1973. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Terry was employed at General Dynamics until his illness. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church,...
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Frederick Woodrow Wilson

September 14, 1941 - March 22, 2017

Frederick Woodrow Wilson, 75, suddenly departed his earthly life surrounded by love on March 22, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center. He was born September 14, 1941 in Gastonia, NC to the late Woodrow Wilson and late Frances Wilson. He later moved to Morristown, NJ. Frederick married Ruby Ann Moore in 1964. With this union, 3 children were born: Deborah Ann, Frederick Edward and Reneé. He...
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John E. Lawrence, Jr.

October 16, 1968 - March 19, 2017

John E. Lawrence Jr., 48 of Morristown, NJ. made his transition Sunday March 19, 2017 at Easton Hospital in Easton, PA. A Morristown resident, he was affectionately known as "Lil Dirt and "Father" to his friends and family. In 2015, he moved to Pennsylvania where he worked for Ultra-Poly Corporation in Portland, PA a as material handler. John leaves to cherish is memory his 8-year old son...
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Thomas Alexander

March 15, 2017

Thomas Alexander, 65 of Morristown, NJ. made his transition Wednesday March 15, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center. Tommy as he was affectionately known by family and friends was born in Morristown to the late Susan (Bullock) and Henry Alexander. He was the the husband of Debby (Gramby) Alexander. Tom was a graduate of Morristown High School Class of 1969 where he excelled in football and...
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Ida Schmidt

July 2, 1920 - February 20, 2017

Ida Schmidt was born in Gera, Germany on July 2, 1920 and departed on February 20, 2017. She was a resident of Morristown, NJ. Ida's family fled from Nazis to Russia in 1934. Ida's father was arrested by Stalin's regime and died in GULAG. Ida graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages and earned Ph.D. in philology. She was professor of German literature at Latvian University, Riga...
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Sandra Knight

March 2, 1941 - February 20, 2017

Sandra Knight was born in Morristown NJ March 2, 1941 to the late Joseph and Helen Lyle. She passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017. She attended the Morris School District and graduated from Morristown High School in 1959. She received her BA from Trenton State College. She taught at Park Avenue school in Orange for over 25 years. She was a life long member of Bethel A.M.E.Church. She...
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Gilbert Bernard Forbes

June 24, 1929 - February 10, 2017

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Reno O. Smith

January 9, 1927 - February 9, 2017

Reno O. Smith, daughter of the late Willie Smith and Madie Peacock Smith, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2017. Reno was born January 9, 1927 in Raleigh, NC, where she received her primary and secondary education and graduated with a teaching degree from Shaw University. Upon graduation, she relocated to the NY/NJ area where she obtained her license in cosmetology and later obtained her...
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Meade Vernon Rowe, Sr.

May 25, 1924 - February 8, 2017

Meade Vernon Rowe, Sr. of Morristown, NJ departed this life peacefully on February 8, 2017 after a short illness. He was 92. He was the co-founder of Rowe Funeral Home with his late wife Marion C. Rowe. Vernon as he was known was born May 25, 1924 in Madison, Va. to the late Meade Bowman and Bessie Rowe. He moved to Morristown in 1930. Upon graduation in 1943 he was inducted into the United...
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Virgil Pete Ramsey

March 20, 1947 - January 30, 2017

Virgil Pete Ramsey was born on March 20th, 1947 to the late David and Nellie Small Ramsey. He departed this life after a long illness on January 30th, 2017. Virgil was a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Cross, South Carolina before joining Union Baptist Church in Morristown, NJ. While growing up in South Carolina, Virgil attended the Cross public school system where he received the...
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John Alvin Bailey III

July 29, 1947 - January 23, 2017

John Alvin Bailey, III (Damu) was born on July 29, 1947 at All Souls Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey to Evelyn Taylor Bailey and John Alvin Bailey, Jr. He passed away peacefully on January 23, 2017 of colorectal cancer in Toledo, Ohio. John attended East Orange High School, East Orange, New Jersey, Xavier University in New Orleans and the County College of Morris, Randolph, New Jersey. He...
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Walter C. Walker

February 28, 1931 - January 12, 2017

Walter C. Walker affectionately known as "Hack" to family and friends, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Walter was born on February 28, 1931 to the late Walter W. Walker and Neely (Starnes) Walker in York, South Carolina. Walter's parents moved the family to Morristown, New Jersey in 1938 to pursue better employment opportunities. Walter was educated in the...
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Kirt Phillip Smith

December 21, 2016

Kirt Phillip Smith of Morristownship, NJ formally of Los Angeles, California passed away at the age of 54 on December 21, 2016. Kirt was a former employee of Macys, Nordstrom, Johnson&Johnson, LinenNThings, Target, Costco and Papermart. He is survived by his Life Partner, Frank Gouw and twin brother, Kinneth Smith of Palmdale, CA, sisters Marilyn Smart and Cynthia Milan of Trinidad, West...
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A. Ross Eckler

August 29, 1927 - December 9, 2016

A. Ross Eckler, born in Boston, MA 8/29/27; d. 12/9/2016. Graduated in 1950 from Swarthmore College with high honors. He received his PhD in Mathematics in 1954 from Princeton University. He was employed by Bell Telephone Laboratories for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He married Faith L. Woodward in 1951. In 1970 he embarked on a second career as the editor and publisher of Word Ways, a small...
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Lucy Ann Gholson

March 10, 1916 - November 21, 2016

Lucy Ann Gholson, 100, born March 10, 1916, in Dinwiddie, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 21 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ. She was preceded in death by her daughter Dorothy Maclin and also by her 4 siblings including Clarence "Dick" Gholson and Katie Wyche.   In 1969 she moved to Morristown and was employed at the Tenco-Tetley Company...
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Charles Nielsen

October 19, 2016

Charles Nielsen "Chuck" passed away Wednesday morning October 19th. He was 93. He was a resident of Belle Mead since 2012 after previously residing in Hackettstown and Parsippany. Born in Minnesota, he moved to NJ in 1947 after serving in the Army Air Corps. Chuck was the superintendant at Vail Gardens in Parsippany for 33 years before retiring in 1998. He is survived by his wife of 51...
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Aston Cecil Johnson

April 2, 1926 - October 12, 2016

Aston Cecil Johnson, 90, of Morristown, NJ, passed away Wednesday, October 12th, peacefully at home. Aston was born in, Kingston, Jamaica WI. on April 2, 1926, a son of the late Edith and Ivan Johnson. He was employed as a Machinist at Tetley Tea Company Morristown for many years. He is survived by two brothers, one sister and a host of other relatives and friends This online memorial...
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Pilar Reyes

October 12, 1929 - October 4, 2016

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John Gilbert Harris

March 6, 1927 - September 25, 2016

John Gilbert Harris (Gil), 89 of Morristown, NJ passed away peacefully on September 25, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born on March 6, 1927, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Gilbert was drafted into the Army from Morristown High School and served in post-World War II Japan from April 25, 1946 to April 23, 1947. He returned to Morristown to complete his high school education and joined...
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Sylvia Ifill

September 21, 2016

Sylvia Ifill of Morristown, New Jersey passed away peacefully at Morristown Medical Center, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. She was the first of two daughters born to Beryl Straker in the Silver Hill Section of Christ Church, Barbados.  Sylvia worked as seamstress making uniforms for children who attended the convent and making habits and coifs for the nuns. She immigrated to the...
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Terrance Edward Sanders

February 11, 1989 - September 10, 2016

Terrance Edward Sanders, age 27 of Dover, NJ passed away Saturday, September 10th 2016. Terrance was born in Newark, NJ on February 11th, 1989. He graduated from West Orange High School in 2006. Terrance worked as a Manager for Shoprite in Rockaway, NJ. He was an avid bowler and was a member of the Rockaway Lanes Bowling League. Terrance is survived by his mother, Mary Robinson, his brother...
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Enrick E. Warner

September 7, 2016

Enrick E. Warner, of Long Valley, NJ went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2016. Dearest husband, father, brother, papa and friend...rest in heaven. He will be thought of often and forever missed. This online memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Enrick E. Warner. You are invited to add a Tribute in his memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add your own memories...
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William Bailey

February 8, 1949 - August 31, 2016

William Bailey "Butchie" was born to Evelyn Bailey and Prince William Martin on February 8, 1949. He departed this earthly life on Wednesday, August 31 2016 following a short illness. Butchie or Bill as he was affectionately known to almost everyone, worked for Jersey Central Power & Light Company for many years. He was a member of the U.S Army and Army Reserve as well as an Auxiliary police...
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Othello H. Smith, Jr.

August 20, 2016

Othello H. Smith, Jr., 84 of Morristown N.J., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, August 20, 2016. He was a Newark Golden Glove champion in 1951 and a veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division until his honorable discharge in 1954. He leaves to cherish fond memories, his devoted wife of 60 years, Delilah M. Smith;...
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Bertha Mae Greene

September 29, 1929 - August 12, 2016

Bertha Mae Greene 86, of Lawrenceville, GA. formerly of Morristown peacefully departed this life on August 12, 2016.  Born in West Palm Beach FL. to the late Clifton and Eula Mae (Davis) Robinson on September 29, 1929 she moved to Morristown in 1942. She graduated from Morristown High School in 1948 and was employed at Dairy Pak  where she retired from after 35 years of service. She...
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Gwendolyn Y. Edwards

August 4, 2016

Gwendolyn Y. Edwards, 56, of Morris Plains, NJ passed away suddenly on Thursday August 4, 2016.  Gwen was born in Gary, IN. Gwen was a current member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, NJ where was part of the Diaconate ministry, Chair of the Women of Purpose ministry and a member of the Calvary Unity and Serenity choirs as well as a past children's choir director. Gwen was active...
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