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William C. Patrick

March 26, 1939 - November 17, 2017

Bridgewater William C. Patrick 78, died November 17, 2017. Bill was born in Frackville, PA and formerly of Philadelphia before moving to Bridgewater in 1972. He graduated with degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from Penn State and Rutgers Universities. Bill was employed at Baker & Taylor and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter before, retiring in 2001. He was a communicant of...
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Rita J. Olkowski

May 11, 1944 - November 15, 2017

Rita J. (Sommese) Olkowski, 73 of Somerville died Wednesday, November 15 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She was born in Newark, NJ and lived with her 8 siblings until her mother’s passing. She was raised in Fanwood in the loving home of her maternal Aunt, Anna Ceres Cook and her husband Elmer. She graduated from Scotch Plains - Fanwood High School. After...
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Victor A. Rizzolo

December 30, 1923 - November 11, 2017

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Santi S. Ascolese

May 23, 1932 - November 8, 2017

Raritan Santi S. Ascolese 85, died November 8, 2017. Santi was born in Somerville and raised in Raritan before moving to Manville in 1954. He was a graduate of Somerville High School. Santi owned Ascolese and Sons general contracting in Manville for over 30 years. He was a Veteran of the US Army during the Korean War. In his spare time, Santi enjoyed training horses. He is...
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Ethel F. Reed

August 8, 1928 - October 26, 2017

Somerville Ethel F. Reed 89, died October 26, 2017. Funeral services 10am Saturday beginning with a visitation at 9am at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Interment will follow at New Cemetery, Somerville. Donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 669 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. To send condolences to the family...
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Margaret Cebula

February 9, 1918 - October 24, 2017

Margaret Cebula 99, passed away October 24, 2017. Margaret was born and raised in Fords before moving to Manville in 1940. Margaret was employed at Diehl’s manufacturing and Jelco Company.She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Manville. In her spare time, Margaret was a homemaker and was very active at home where she loved working on her gardening chores. She...
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Dorothy Adams Nicotra

March 18, 1956 - October 23, 2017

Manville Dorothy Adams Nicotra 61, passed away October 23, 2017. Dorothy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and formerly of Apollo, PA, Sparta, Lake Hopatcong and Bridgewater before moving to Manville in 2013. In 1976, Dorothy owned and operated Scissor Styx Salon in Lake Hopatcong for 15 years. In 1991, she became a flight attendant for American Airlines...
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Ruthann L. Couch-Pohl

February 10, 1938 - October 16, 2017

Cape May Ruthann L. Couch-Pohl 79, passed away October 16th 2017: Ruthann was born in North Wildwood and lived in Trenton and Somerville before moving to Cape May in 2016. She graduated from Rowan University with a BA Degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she was employed as an Elementary Teacher for the Hillsborough and Somerville School Districts. Then, she worked as...
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John Coene

December 12, 1955 - October 15, 2017

Bridgewater John Coene 61, passed away October 15, 2017 at home, surrounded by family and friends. John was born and raised in Somerville and most recently resided in Bridgewater. Throughout his life he exhibited a wide range of talents and interests. For many years he was the owner/operator of an excavating company. For the past twenty plus years he was self-employed as a...
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Linda Lee Toro Bigelow

October 27, 1946 - October 14, 2017

Somerville Linda Lee Toro Bigelow 70, died October 14, 2017. Linda was born in Plainfield and formerly of South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, and Somerville before moving to Bridgewater in 1997. She was a life member of the Somerville Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time, Linda enjoyed shopping for antiques and especially spending time with her grandchildren...
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Mary A. Verner

December 2, 1924 - October 8, 2017

Bedminster Mary A. Verner 92, died October 8, 2017. Mary was born in Orange, NJ and formerly of South Orange, Martinsville, and Beach Haven before moving to Bedminster in 2006. She was a loving mother and housewife and in her spare time she enjoyed reading, knitting, volunteering at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville and going to the beach with her family. She...
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Carlyle 147;Corky” Caldwell

October 7, 2017

Bedminster Dr. Carlyle "Corky" Caldwell 103, died October 7, 2017 peacefully at home, with his devoted wife Mary, his constant companion, by his side. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 13, 1914, Dr. Carlyle was the son of Howard and Catherine Zimmer Caldwell. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anne Barman, brother Howard and sister Marie...
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Robert A. Kumbatovic

November 25, 1934 - September 29, 2017

Bridgewater Robert A. Kumbatovic 82, passed away September 29, 2017. Robert was born in New York, NY and formerly of Bound Brook before moving to Bridgewater in 1981. He was a Bound Brook High School Graduate Class of 1952. Robert was employed at RCA Westinghouse. He was a veteran of the US Army during peacetime. Robert was known as Mr. Fix it and enjoyed working on computers,...
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Donald J. Whitehead

August 23, 1942 - September 28, 2017

Donald J. Whitehead, 75, passed away September 28, 2017. Donald was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Osterville, MA. He graduated from Rahway High School and also lived in Somerville, NJ and Myrtle Beach, SC before moving to Bridgewater. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1961 before joining the US Navy. During his career in the navy, he was...
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Marilyn Hundley

August 29, 1945 - September 26, 2017

Marilyn “Lyn” Hundley formerly of Somerset NJpassed away on September 26, 2017 after a brief illness. Marilyn was born on August 29, 1945 in Somerville, New Jerseyto her parents, William and Mary Hundley. She graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth and received her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Over the course of her career, she worked at AT&T,...
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Ann M. Mollo

March 29, 1938 - September 26, 2017

Bridgewater Ann M. Mollo 79, died September 26, 2017. Ann was born and raised in North Bergen and resided in Bridgewater since 1961. She was employed as an office manager at Laubach Nursery in Hillsborough for over 30 years. Ann was a member of the Somerville Columbiettes where she served as past president and was a member of the Green Knoll Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in...
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Barbara Lee Quick

July 28, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Barbara Lee Quick, 90 died September 21, 2017 at her Hillsborough Farm. She was born in Princeton, NJ on July 28, 1927 to her late parents Sarah and Gilbert Runyon. Barbara grew up in Belle Mead and spent her youth working on her family farm. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1945. She married her late husband J. Preston Quick Jr. and moved to Hillsborough to help...
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Raphael Bilia

September 19, 2017

Bridgewater Raphael Bilia 75, died September 19, 2017. Raphael was born in Sale, Morocco and formerly of Tel Aviv Israel, Schenectady, NY and Dix Hills, NY, before moving to Bridgewater in 1998. He was employed as President of U.S. Plastic Sales, LLC in South Plainfield. Raphael enjoyed living his life going to the beach and exercising. He will be sadly missed...
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Sol Braun

February 13, 1920 - September 16, 2017

Bridgewater Sol Braun 97, passed away peacefully September 16, 2017. Sol was born in Brody, Poland and formerly of Union and Toms River before moving to Bridgewater in 2010. He was the son of the late Elie and Gitel Braun. Sol owned and operated CakeMasters Bakery in Elizabeth for over 32 years, retiring in 1985. He lived through both world wars and was a survivor of the...
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Dorothy A. Carlo

November 9, 1933 - September 15, 2017

Basking Ridge Dorothy A. Carlo 83, died September 15, 2017. Dorothy was born in Woodbourne, New York and formerly of Philadelphia before moving to Bridgewater Township in 1967. She was employed as an art teacher for Bridgewater Raritan West High School for over 25 years, retiring in 1989. Dorothy was a former member of the Seventh United Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. In...
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Marjorie A. Slack

May 27, 1935 - September 15, 2017

Marjorie Ann Slack, 82, of Zarephath, New Jersey, a teacher and a farmer’s wife, died on Friday, Sep 15, 2017 after a rapid decline in her health from unknown causes. Born in Denver, Colorado to Charles and Dorothy Ogden, Marjorie was a nearly life-long resident-member and employee of The Pillar of Fire Church and a 1961 graduate of Alma White College...
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Josephine T. Rea

February 24, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Raritan Josephine T. Rea 75, died September 13, 2017. Funeral services will be 10:30am Monday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville, NJ. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater. Visitation will be 2-6pm Sunday at the funeral home. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com ...
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John R. MeKeel

May 5, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Bridgewater John R. (Jack) Mekeel 78, passed away September 12, 2017. John was born in Dover, NJ and formerly of Plainfield before moving to Bridgewater in 1966. He graduated from Trenton State College with a BA degree in political justice. John began his career working at Johns-Manville. He then was sergeant of the Bridgewater Township Police Department for over 10 years and...
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Steven S. Edelman

September 24, 1955 - September 12, 2017

Bridgewater Steven S. Edelman 61, died September 12, 2017. Surviving are his three daughters Allie, Olivia, and Emma Edelman. Graveside services will be 12pm Thursday at Temple Sholom Cemetery, Chimney Rock Road, Bridgewater. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.
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Gary R. D'Amico

March 24, 1949 - September 9, 2017

South Bound Brook Gary Robert D’Amico 68, passed away September 9, 2017. Gary was born in Somerville and was a lifelong resident of South Bound Brook. Gary graduated from Fort Lauderdale University with a BS Degree in Technical and Scientific Management. He was employed as an Electronic Technician at Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory James Forrestal Campus in...
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Helen R. Dodge

June 23, 1924 - September 8, 2017

Hillsborough Helen R. Dodge 93, died September 8, 2017. Helen was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and resided in Hillsborough. Helen was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II where she was active in the Waves United States Naval Organization. Helen was a bookkeeper for many years and a devoted homemaker. She was a member of Harvey Memorial Methodist Church in Point...
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John David Christman

July 12, 1950 - September 8, 2017

John David Christman, 67, of Hillsborough NJ, passed away on Friday September 8, 2017 in his Hillsborough Home. John Christman was born to Mary and John Christman on the twelfth of July, 1950. Living in NJ for most of his life he was a successful business man serving as President of Cleary Corporation in Somerset NJ. He was also a member of the Army reserve. Prior to his...
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Susan Ellen Colodney

April 23, 1942 - September 8, 2017

Bridgewater Susan Ellen Colodney 75, passed away September 8, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Somerset. Susan was born in White Plains, NY before moving to Bridgewater in 1971. She was a retired administrator at Arbor Glen and then an office assistant manager at Temple Sholom in Bridgewater. Susan will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are her son Michael and...
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Richard L. Regan

April 27, 1954 - September 6, 2017

Mendham Richard L. Regan 63, died September 6, 2017. Richard was born in New Brunswick and formerly of Bernardsville and Basking Ridge before moving to Mendham in 1982.For the past 30 years he was a machine operator for Beneficial Corporationand then for Benjamin Moore in Flandersretiring in 2012. Richard’s greatest joy was spending time with family, friends and helping...
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Casey Lee Vreeland

April 25, 1992 - September 3, 2017

Casey Lee Vreeland, 25, of Boonton, New Jersey, left us brokenhearted on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Born on April 25, 1992, in Downey, California, she grew up in Belleville, New Jersey, and attended Belleville High School, where she was in the student government and the chess club. She earned an associate’s degree from the County College...
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Neal Jeffrey Irving

September 1, 2017

Neal Jeffrey Irving, 52, of Raritan, NJ passed away September 1st, following heart surgery. He was born November 7, 1964 in the U.S. Army Hospital in Nuremberg, Germany. Neal graduated from Kings Park Long Island High School in 1983 where he played basketball and was captain of the golf team. He attended Delhi University and Brookdale Community College. He served honorably...
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Pearl M. Lazar

July 3, 1937 - August 25, 2017

Pearl M. Lazar 80, died August 25, 2017. Pearl was born and raised in Newark and formerly of Rochester, NY and Chatham before moving to Somerset in 2016. She was employed as a reading specialist teacher for the Watchung Hills Board of Education for 38 years, retiring in 2000. Pearl was a gold master bridge player where she belonged to the American Contract Bridge League. In her...
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Florence Cooper

June 14, 1925 - August 24, 2017

Somerville Florence Cooper 92, passed away August 24, 2017. Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave Somerville. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Full Obituary to Follow
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Phyllis P. Scarpone

May 24, 1925 - August 22, 2017

Raritan Beloved Aunt Menie, 92, passed away August 22, 2017. Aunt Menie was born in Raritan and was a life-long resident. She was employed at American Velour Mills in Bound Brook for 25 years. Aunt Menie also worked for Jelco and Carrier clinic at the snack shop. She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Raritan where she served on the Rosary Altar Society. Aunt Menie...
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Alexandra Nargiello

January 13, 1937 - August 20, 2017

Basking Ridge Alexandra Nargiello 80, died August 20, 2017. She was born in Oborniki, Poland and resided in Basking Ridge. Alexandra was a member of the Polish University Club of New Jersey. She will be sadly missed by all. She is predeceased by her husband Dr. Eugene Nargiello who died in 1992. He was the Medical Director and Superintendent of John E. Runnels Hospital,...
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Margaret Mearsheimer

April 2, 1921 - August 18, 2017

Mearsheimer, Margaret A, forever 29, a long-time resident of Somers & Port Washington NY, formerly of Glendale NY, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017. She had moved to New Jersey 3 years ago. Born at home in Queens in 1921, Margaret graduated from Richmond Hill High School and went on to complete secretarial school. She enjoyed a 40-year career at IBM in their...
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JoAnne Morek

March 17, 1951 - August 18, 2017

Bridgewater JoAnne Morek 66, passed away August 18, 2017. Funeral Services will be 11am Thursday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 No. Gaston Ave. Somerville. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Newark. Visitation will be 4pm to 7pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Full obituary to follow.
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Shelly B. Rosenblum

April 25, 1959 - August 14, 2017

Bridgewater Shelly B. Rosenblum 58, died August 14, 2017. Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Thursday at Temple Sholom, 594 N. Bridge Street, Bridgewater. Interment will follow at Temple Sholom, Bridgewater. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Donations can be made to Temple Sholom .To send condolences to the family,...
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Julia Cresina

March 28, 1921 - August 14, 2017

Hillsborough Julia Cresina 96, passed away August 14, 2017. Julia was born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, formerly of Bound Brook and Somerville before moving to Hillsborough in 2015. She was a retired seamstress for over thirty years. She was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Manville. Julia enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, reading and sewing. She was...
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Michael L. Hribik

August 23, 1954 - August 5, 2017

Bridgewater Michael L. (Mike) Hribik 62, died August 5, 2017. Mike was formerly of Hillsborough and moved to Bridgewater in 1983. He was employed as an Automotive Technician for over 40 years at Alan & Son Car Care in Branchburg and currently at Kemper-KIA in Bridgewater. He was a 1973 graduate of Hillsborough High School. In his spare time, Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing,...
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Franklin W. Smith

July 28, 2017

Hillsborough Franklin W. Smith 89, died June 28, 2017. Surviving are his wife Gloria, daughter Diana Sieberg, and son Alan Smith. Memorial prayer service will be 2pm Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Cremation was private.
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Francis Skay

February 24, 1935 - July 24, 2017

Raritan Francis (Frank) Skay 82, passed away July 24, 2017. Frank was born and raised in Woodbridge, before moving to Raritan in 1961. Before retiring in 1996, he was employed as a fork lift operator for 12 years at GSA Depot in Hillsborough. Frank was previously employed at Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Division an W. T. Grant. He was a veteran of the National Guard during...
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Amy E. Lippincott

January 17, 1970 - July 20, 2017

Amy Elizabeth Lippincott, 47, went home to the Source “trailing clouds of glory” on July 20, 2017, after a short illness. She was a patient at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and had been surrounded by family in the days leading up to her death. Amy was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and lived most of her life in Burlington and Ocean counties&...
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Clara G. Venturino

April 4, 1924 - July 7, 2017

Somerville Clara G. Venturino 93, passed away July 7, 2017 at her residence. Clara was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Zysk. She was formerly if Monroeville, PA for over 40 years before moving to Somerville in 2002 to reside with her daughter Donna. She was a parishioner at North American Martyrs RC Church in Monroeville&...
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Marilyn Hyatt

April 3, 1939 - July 5, 2017

Skillman Marilyn Hyatt 78, passed away July 5, 2017 Marilyn was born in Elizabeth, NJ and formerly of Union and Basking Ridge before moving to Skillman in 2014. She was in charge of the accounts receivable department at Gamarel Electric in Hillside, NJ and retired after 25 years of service. She volunteered at the YWCA in Summit, NJ now known as the Women’s...
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Margaret M. Plesa

January 28, 1919 - July 4, 2017

Raritan Margaret M. Plesa 98, passed away July 4, 2017. Margaret was born in Raritan and was a lifelong resident. She was employed as an assembler working at RCA, Timex and Thomas and Betts, retiring in 1978. Before her marriage, she worked for JCPenny in NYC, the Laceworks, and Johns-Manville. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Raritan where...
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Edna E. Delventhal

August 30, 1927 - July 3, 2017

Bridgewater Edna E. Delventhal 89, passed away peacefully July 3, 2017 in Bridgewater. Edna was born in New York and formerly of Watchung before moving to Bridgewater in 2008. She was employed as a secretary in New Hyde Park, New York for many years. Edna will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are her friend Richard Emerson and cousin Dorothee Schriever. Services were private....
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Kimberly A. Olkowski

September 15, 1965 - July 3, 2017

Somerville Kimberly A. (Kim) Olkowski 51, died July 3, 2017. Kim was life-long resident of Somerville. She was employed as a construction Project Manager at Segal and Morel in Bridgewater for over 10 years before she moved on to various residential restoration projects. In her spare time, Kim was an animal rescue lover, enjoyed stopping a Quick Check for colombian coffee and...
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Dolores Dee Talamini

October 21, 1935 - July 2, 2017

Raritan Dolores (Dee) Talamini 81, passed away July 2, 2017. Dolores was born in Raritan and was the beloved daughter of the late Innocente John and Eleanor Talamini. She was a life-long resident of Raritan. She was employed at RCA, Harris and GE in Bridgewater in the marketing department, retiring in 1994. Dolores attended the Raritan Public schools and graduated from...
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Joseph A. Kovac, Sr.

December 12, 1920 - June 28, 2017

Joseph A. Kovac Sr., 96, of Raritan, N.J., died on June 28, 2017, at his home. Born on Dec. 12, 1920, in the same Anderson Street residence where he passed, Joseph lived in Raritan for all but the 20 years he was in the United States Navy. He enlisted in the military in 1941 and served aboard the USS Suwannee escort carrier during World War II as an Aviation...
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Mollie Holstein

July 7, 1926 - June 28, 2017

Watchung Mollie Holstein 90, died June 28, 2017. Mollie was born in Newark, New Jersey and formerly of Hillside and Newark before moving to Watchung in 2013. She was employed as an accountant at Bristol-Myers in Hillside for over 25 years retiring in 1986. Mollie was a member of the retirees club and enjoyed singing and baking. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. ...
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Lucille Sudano

March 20, 1927 - June 21, 2017


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Ruth Godino

October 15, 1926 - June 20, 2017

Raritan Ruth “Shorty” Godino 90, died June 20, 2017. Shorty was born and raised in Peapack before moving to Raritan in 1952. She was employed as a waitress at Green Knoll Grill for over 35 years, retiring in 2010. Shorty enjoyed watching game shows, spending time with her family and friends, and visiting Adult Day Care Center. She loved being the center of...
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Lorraine Esposito

July 20, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Bridgewater Lorraine Esposito 87, died June 20, 2017. Lorraine, formerly of Bloomfield, was born in Orange before moving to Bridgewater in 1987. In her spare time, she enjoyed discussing current events, reading and cooking, but especially loved taking care of her family. She will be sadly missed by all. She is predeceased by her two brothers William Mussone and...
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William M. Mener

April 1, 1937 - June 18, 2017

Somerville William M. Mener 80, died June 18, 2017. He is predeceased by his son Daniel who passed away in 2015 and two brothers Edward and Jack. Surviving are his loving wife Patricia, a son William Mener and his wife Donna, three grandchildren Skyler Mener, Patrick Healey, and Brook Grasso, and one great grandson Cooper Grasso. Prayers will be said 8:30am Friday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale...
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Doris A. Philephs

November 26, 1939 - June 17, 2017

Somerville Doris A. Philephs 77, died June 17, 2017 at her residence in Somerville. Doris was born in Madison, North Carolina and formerly of Reidsville, North Carolina before moving to Somerville in 1958. Doris's life was spent as a homemaker raising her children. She was a member of the Belle Mead Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, playing card games, watching the NY Yankees, taking trips...
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Maurice Silverman

October 15, 1924 - June 16, 2017

Somerville Maurice Silverman 92, died June 16, 2017. Maurice was born in Buffalo, NY on October 15, 1924, raised in Brooklyn, NY and resided in Somerville for most of his adult life. He graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School, Brooklyn, NY in 1942. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the Army of the United States, serving as Airplane Crew Chief during WWII's Mediterranean Theater of...
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James F. King

June 8, 1939 - June 13, 2017

Flemington James F. "Jim" King 78, died June 13, 2017. Jim was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and lived in Lambertville before moving to Raritan Township in 1964. He received his Bachelor's degree in music from Michigan State and his Masters degree from the University of Milwaukee. He began his career as a school teacher at South Hunterdon High School and then taught at Bridgewater...
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Kenneth R. Martin

June 8, 2017

Kenneth R. Martin of Scranton, PA was born in and raised in Newark, New Jersey attending St. Lucy's school before moving to Somerville, New Jersey in 1960. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1967. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Martin, father Lincoln d'Anunciacao, mother Delores d'Anunciacao, maternal grandparents Augusta Birdsell Clark and...
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Beverly Judd Galante

January 2, 1936 - June 8, 2017

Toms River Beverly Judd Galante 81, died June 8, 2017. Beverly was born in Orange and formerly of Avon by the Sea and Hemlock Farms, Pennsylvania before moving to Toms River over 25 years ago. She was employed as a secretary at Picatinny Arsenal in Jefferson Township. Beverly was a communicant of St. Joseph RC Church in Toms River where she served on the Rosary Altar Society. She was past...
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Conrad F. Feist

March 5, 1925 - June 3, 2017

Somerset Conrad F. Feist 92, died June 3, 2017. Connie was born in 1925 and formerly of Staten Island. He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to enlist in the US Army. He served under General Patton during World War II. He received his High School diploma in 2006 and was very proud of this achievement. Prior to that, he was an active member of the Royal Blues Drum and Bugle Corps....
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Laura May Bennett Greeley

July 31, 1922 - June 3, 2017

Neshanic Station Laura May Bennett Greeley 94, died June 3, 2017. Laura was born and raised in Red Bank and formerly of Florida before moving to Neshanic Station in 2002. She was a self employed childcare worker for several years. Laura was a member of Evangel Chapel in Bridgewater. Laura will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are her son Steven Patrick, two daughters Linda Cutler and her...
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Eleanor V. Crabtree

August 31, 1918 - June 3, 2017

Hackettstown Eleanor Mae Voorhees Crabtree 98, died June 3, 2017. She was born in Howell Township eldest of seven children and grew up in Wayside, NJ, lived for many years Towson, Maryland, and retired to Winter Park, Florida before moving to Heath Village in Hackettstown NJ in 2005. She was employed at Edgewood Arsenal in Aberdeen, Maryland as a research chemist. She graduated magna cum laude...
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Louis J. Loume

February 7, 1932 - June 3, 2017

Neshanic Station Louis J. Loumé 85, died June 3, 2017. Louis was born in New York City, New York and formerly of Bridgewater and Fanwood before moving to Neshanic Station in 1977. Louis started his career working at Lockheed Missiles and. Space Company and then was employed at Chester Herder & Son Insurance Company in Three Bridges, retired in 1998. He was a veteran of the US Army...
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Jeff J. Stanley III

September 10, 1941 - May 31, 2017

Bridgewater Jeff Stanley III 75, passed away on May 31, 2017. Jeff was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and formerly of Somerville before moving to Bridgewater in 1975. He graduated from Somerville High School class of 1959. Jeff received his BA degree in Sociology in 1963 from Haverford College and his JD degree from New York University School of Law in 1966. Jeff practiced law in Somerville...
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Joseph Yerchik, Jr.

May 31, 1932 - May 30, 2017

Raritan Joseph Yerchik Jr. 84, died May 30, 2017. Joseph was born in Buttonwood, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1932 and moved to New Jersey in 1938. He was a 1950 graduate of Somerville High School. Joseph played three years of varsity football and was named all county in 1949. He joined the US Navy in 1951 and served two tours of duty in Korea. He retired as a teamster from local 701. He was a...
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Dorothy B. Vogel

May 29, 2017

Dorothy B. Vogel, 90, died May 29, 2017. Dorothy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formerly of Bridgewater before moving to Naples, Florida in 2000. Dorothy was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a member of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater and the Raritan Lions Clubs. In her spare time, she enjoyed arranging flowers and especially loved to play golf. Dorothy will be...
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Estelle Gatling Potts

March 6, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Bridgewater Estelle Gatling Potts 88, died May 20, 2017. Estelle was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, before moving to Bridgewater in 1969. She was a homemaker who devoted herself to taking care of her family. In her spare time, Estelle enjoyed being outside gardening and also loved doing needlepoint. Estelle will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is predeceased by her...
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Wayne C. McAfee

October 10, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Bridgewater Wayne C. McAfee 89, died May 19, 2017. Wayne was born in Akron, Ohio and lived in Brazil before moving to Somerville where he resided in for 34 years before moving to Bridgewater in 1997. Wayne earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Maryville College and further received a Doctorate degree from Columbia University. He was employed as an English teacher at the Bridgewater...
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Frank A. Papera

June 27, 1930 - May 18, 2017

Bridgewater Frank A. Papera 86, died May 18, 2017. Frank was born and raised in Raritan, N.J. where he made and cherished many friendships which continued for a lifetime. He was a resident of Somerville 42 years, then moved to Bridgewater, residing there for the past 15 years. He joined the N.J. National Guard and served in the Army 1951-1953 during the Korean War. He began his employment...
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John J. Noonan

May 17, 2017

Somerville John J. "Jack" Noonan 83, died May 17, 2017. Jack was born in Newark, New Jersey and formerly of Plainfield and Summit and resided in Somerville for over 24 years, before moving to Hellertown, Pennsylvania in 2013. He was employed as Post Master Supervisor at the Summit Post Office for over 30 years, retiring in 1991. Jack volunteered at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville for...
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Arthur M. Febo

June 25, 1924 - May 17, 2017

Raritan Arthur M. Febo 92, died May 17, 2017. Arthur was born in Raritan and was a lifelong resident. He was employed as a salesman for over 30 years at Greenson Paper Company in Morristown, retiring in 2005. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during WWII. He was a parishioner of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Raritan. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active...
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Steven M. Bolan

October 16, 1961 - May 8, 2017

Somerville Steven M. Bolan 55, died May 8, 2017. Steven was born in Elizabeth and formerly of Union and Somerville. He was employed as a Director of Student Affairs at Steven Institute of Technology in Hoboken. He graduated from Rutgers University with with a BA Degree and from Emerson University with a Masters Degree in Communication. During college, he worked at the News Room...
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Rosalie Rabin

March 5, 1920 - May 8, 2017

Bridgewater Rosalie Rabin 97, died May 8, 2017. Rosalie was born and raised in Raritan. She got her teaching degree from Trenton State College and taught elementary school. She married Joseph H. Rabin on May 20, 1945. After the war Rosalie and her late husband Joseph settled in Somerville. Rosalie quite teaching to raise their family but did home-school tutoring once her own children where...
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Hans O. Hansen

June 21, 1933 - May 5, 2017

Bridgewater Hans O. Hansen 83, died May 5, 2017. Surviving are his wife Kristine, a son David and his wife Regina, and a daughter Judith Hansen. Services will be 11am May 27, 2017 at Unitarian Univeralist Congregation Church of Somerset Hills, 123 E. Cliff Street, Somerville. Arrangements by Bruce Van Arsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Donations can be made to Unitarian...
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Judith L. Barna Rispoli

February 24, 1947 - April 29, 2017

Bridgewater Judith L. Barna Rispoli 70, died April 29, 2017 Judi was born in Lyonsdale, New York to the late Gladys and Joseph Barna. She was a lifelong resident of Bridgewater, and graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan West High School in 1964. Judi was employed as a quality control technician at American Hoechst in Bridgewater for over 25 years and later at Lowes in Hillsborough for 14 years....
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Evelyn A. Walker

January 28, 1936 - April 25, 2017

Evelyn A. Walker, of Somerville New Jersey died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was born in Somerville on January 28, 1936 to the late Arthur and Alice Walker and had resided in Somerville all of her life. She graduated from Somerville High School in 1954. She was employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone Company (now Verizon) for 35 years, retiring in 1989. She later was...
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Ellen D. Thomas

October 6, 1958 - April 25, 2017

Bridgewater Ellen D. Thomas 58, died April 25, 2017 Ellen was born in Bronx, New York and formerly of Old Beth Page, Long Island before moving to Bridgewater 27 years ago. She was employed as taxi cab driver for American Taxi in Somerville for few years. In her spare time, Ellen volunteered at Somerset Medical Center and volunteered as a Homeroom Mother. Ellen enjoyed gardening and loved...
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Aaron Horowitz

October 24, 1925 - April 23, 2017

Los Angeles Aaron "Artie" Horowitz 91, died April 23, 2017 Artie was born in New York and formerly of Ellenville since 1950 before moving to Los Angeles, California in 2012. He graduated from CCNY in 1950 with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. Artie was self-employed as a civil engineer in Circleville, NY for 60 years retiring in 2005. Artie was a veteran of the United States Army Air...
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Helen M. Whitten

September 16, 1917 - April 19, 2017

Bridgewater Helen M. Whitten 99, passed away Wednesday April 19, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Harvey W. Whitten. She was born in Harlingen, NJ, on Sept 16, 1917, and graduated from Somerville High School, where she played clarinet in the band. She later worked in the restaurant business, and also in film editing for Pathe. She and her husband were founding members of the...
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Linda K. Poliacik

August 9, 1944 - April 10, 2017

Bridgewater Linda K. Poliacik 72, passed away April 10, 2017. Linda was born in Newton, New Jersey and formerly of Bedminster before moving to Bridgewater in 1985. She was a graduate of Hunterdon Central High School Class of 1962. Linda owned and operated Linda's Farm Stand in Bridgewater for the past 42 years. She was a member of the New Jersey Farm Bureau. Linda was very active with the...
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Muguette F. Dascenzo

May 11, 1922 - April 10, 2017

Highland Park Muguette F. Dascenzo 94, passed away April 10, 2017. Muguette was born and raised in Bound Brook before moving to Highland Park over 77 years ago. She was a graduate of Bound Brook High School. Muguette was active with election registration and the PTA in Highland Park. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and cooking. Muguette will be sadly missed by all. She is...
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Jeanne W. Locke

April 8, 1924 - April 9, 2017

Jeanne W. Locke Jeanne W. Locke, of Skillman, formerly of Somerville, died Sunday April 9, 2017 at Princeton Medical Center. She had just turned 93. Born in Chambersburg, PA, she attended Wilson College where she graduated with a BA in English in 1945, and until recently was still active in her class reunions. She married Dr. John G. Locke in 1945, in Charleston, SC where he was stationed...
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Corinne K.H. Chen

February 18, 1926 - April 3, 2017

Bridgewater Corinne K.H. Chen 91, passed away peacefully, in the company of her son and daughter-in-law on Monday, April 3, 2017, at The Health Center at Arbor Glen in Bridgewater, NJ. Born in Ningbo, China, she met and became close with the family of medical missionaries with whom she maintained contact until her death. After emigrating to the United States in August 1962, she resided in...
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Thomas J. Fleming

September 19, 1943 - April 3, 2017

Somerville Thomas J. "Tom" Fleming 73, died April 3, 2017. Prayers will be said 10:30am Friday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville followed by 11:30am mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave, Somerville. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Thursday at the funeral home. Donations can be made to the Somerville Rescue...
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Stella F. Lysebo

December 19, 1923 - April 1, 2017

Bridgewater Stella F. Lysebo 93, died April 1, 2017. Stella was born in Clymer, Pennsylvania and formerly of Plainfield and Warren before moving to Bridgewater in 1967. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Raritan. Stella loved music and sang on a radio network in Brooklyn. In spare time, she enjoyed bowling, dancing, playing guitar, listening to music, and especially spending time...
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Marjorie B. Schoonover

March 27, 2017

Martinsville Marjorie B. Schoonover 91, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017. Marjorie May (Blank) Schoonover was born and grew up in Painted Post, NY as the oldest of six children. In May of 1948 Marjorie married Harold K. Schoonover and they moved to Richmond, VA. In 1965 after residing in several other states Marjorie moved to Martinsville, NJ. She was employed as a unit clerk for...
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Kristopher Stephen Kwiecien

February 15, 1983 - March 24, 2017

Middlesex Kristopher Stephen Kwiecien 34, died March 24, 2017. Kristopher was born in Belleville and formerly of Martinsville for 21 years before moving to Middlesex 11 years ago. He was employed as a landscaper with Superior Lawn Maintenance for the past 5 years. Kristopher also worked at Somerset Medical Center for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading, writing, listening to...
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Beth C. Garber

October 1, 1952 - March 22, 2017

Greenbrook Beth C. Garber 64, died March 22, 2017. Beth was born in Miami, Florida and formerly of West Orange before moving to Greenbrook in 1988. She was a member of Temple Beth El in Hillsborough. In her spare time, she enjoyed teaching, listening to music, and spending time with her grandson. Beth will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are her husband Harold Garber, a son Mathew and his...
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Edward Joseph Regazzini

December 3, 1948 - March 14, 2017

Hillsborough Edward Joseph Regazzini 68, died March 14, 2017. Edward was born in Malden, MA and formerly of Hillsborough for 32 years before recently moving to Del Ray Beach, Florida. He was employed at Somerville Aluminum in Somerville, NJ for over 30 years, retiring in 2010. Edward was a member and past-president of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles in Bridgewater. In his spare time Edward...
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John M. Kurilla, Sr.

February 28, 1926 - March 13, 2017

Somerville John M. Kurilla Sr. 91, died March 13, 2017. John was born and raised in Jessup, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Veronica and John Kurilla. He was a lifelong resident of Somerville since 1947. He was a chemical operator at Bakelite-Union Carbide and for Dow Chemical for 48 years. John then spent his career as a plumber for C.D. Becker for 25 years. He retired from work in...
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Peter W. Lake

August 15, 1924 - March 12, 2017

Somerville Peter W. Lake 92, died March 12, 2017 in Riverdale NY. Peter was born Panagiotis (Peter) Angelakos in Somerville formerly of Ramsey and Pompton Lakes before moving to New York 3 years ago. He was employed at Sterns as a retail sales associate, retiring after 25 years. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps during World War II. Peter was a member of the Mason-Raritan Lodge 32nd...
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Jack Craft

October 10, 1934 - March 11, 2017

Bridgewater Jack Craft 82, died March 11, 2017. Jack was born and raised in Cody, Kentucky. His career started locally in 1952, installing and repairing televisions at about the same time color TV receivers were first introduced. After finishing Technical School at Coyne Electric in Chicago, he again returned to Kentucky to install and repair televisions. He was drafted into the US Army and...
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Joyce R. Stull

January 31, 1933 - March 6, 2017

Bridgewater Joyce R. Stull 84, died March 6, 2017. Joyce was born and raised in Duryea, Pennsylvania and formerly of Hillsborough since 1956 before moving to Bridgewater several years ago. She was a homemaker and became a nanny to many children in the community. She enjoyed traveling, going shopping at flea markets. Joyce will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is predeceased by a...
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Irma M. Strelko

August 28, 1930 - March 5, 2017

Raritan Irma M. Strelko 86, died peacefully on March 5, 2017. Irma was born in East Orange and raised in Bridgewater. She married in 1950 and moved to Raritan. In her early years, Irma spent much of her childhood helping her mother raise her two younger brothers. Irma worked hard raising her family as she raised her family of 6 children with her husband Frank. Irma helped out later in life...
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Sheila S. Tart

March 30, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Bridgewater Sheila S.Tart 81, died February 28, 2017. Sheila was born in Newark and formerly of Irvington and Hillsborough before moving to Bridgewater in 1964. She was employed as a registered nurse at the Watchung Hills School District for 21 years, retiring in 1991.  She graduated from Trenton State College with a BS degree and received her nursing degree from Mt Sinai Hospital in New...
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Jennifer A. Thomas

January 14, 1992 - February 27, 2017

Bridgewater Jennifer A. Thomas 25, died February 27, 2017. Surviving are her parents Ellen D and Edward J. Thomas, her siblings Joseph Thomas and Wendy Catrona and her grandparents Nancy and Paul Rabinowitz. Funeral Services will be 11am today at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 No. Gaston Ave. Somerville. Interment will follow at Temple Sholom Cemetery in Bridgewater. ...
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Josephine A. Deluccia

November 19, 1925 - February 21, 2017

North Plainfield Josephine A. Deluccia 91, died February 21, 2017. Josephine was born and raised in Whippany before moving to North Plainfield in 1962. She was member of the North Plainfield, Warrenbrook, Middlesex, Dunellen Senior Citizens. Josephine was a communicant of St. Luke's RC Church in North Plainfield. She helped her husband with his food service truck business named Jim's Lunch. In...
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Margaret L. Salvatore

January 27, 1925 - February 20, 2017

Middlesex Margaret L. Salvatore 92, died February 20, 2017. Margaret was born Jan. 27, 1925 in Exeter, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Mary Ziller and Louis Lello. She was raised in Linden, NJ. She had to quit high school and worked at General Motors in Linden as Rosie the Riveter , representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II,...
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Emma Jakowlew

February 6, 1920 - February 18, 2017

Branchburg Emma Vasacz Sarkozy Jakowlew 97, died peacefully with family at her side at Hunterdon Medical Center after complications of pneumonia on February 18, 2017. Emma was born and raised in Bonhamtown (a section of Edison). She later resided in New Brunswick and Franklin Township (Middlesex) before moving to Branchburg in 1968. She was employed by Johnson & Johnson in the original gauze...
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