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Francis X. Kraft

September 29, 1931 - June 8, 2018

Bridgewater Francis (Frank) Xavier Kraft 86, passed away June 8, 2018. Frank was born in Jersey City, NJ on September 29, 1931, and previously resided in Bergen County before moving to Bridgewater to live with his daughter Kimberly. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean War earning the Korean Service Medal, China Service medal, United Nations...
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Adrian E. Albrethsen

June 20, 1929 - June 8, 2018

Adrian Edysel “Ed” Albrethsen, age 88, of Bridgewater, NJ died on June 8, 2018 at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ surrounded by his family. Ed was born on June 20, 1929 in Carey, ID to the late Norman and Dolly Brown Albrethsen. He was raised in Carey, ID and left after completing high school to pursue an education at...
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George M. Rennie

August 7, 1928 - May 30, 2018

Bridgewater George M. Rennie 89, died May 30, 2018. George was born and raised in Plainfield, NJ and formerly of Union and Newark before moving to Bridgewater in 1994. He was employed as a stationary engineer at Whippany Paper Mill for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps during World War II. George was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in...
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Edward M. Stryker III

July 3, 1942 - May 29, 2018

Neshanic Station Edward M. Stryker III 75, died May 29, 2018. Ed was bornin Somerville and raised in Neshanic Station, the son of the late Edward and Ada Stryker. He was a 1960 graduate of Somerville High School and went on to train in heating and air conditioning. Ed owned and operated Stryker Systemsfrom 1967-1978 in Hillsborough and then moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ where...
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Madeline K. McClure

April 4, 1927 - May 22, 2018

Madeline McClure, Racial Justice Activist and Quaker April 4, 1927 - May 22, 2018 Madeline Schwinge McClure was born in Yorktown, NY to Myrtle and Henry Schwinge, and raised in Secaucus, NJ. She attended Antioch College, where her interest in interracial activities began and she first experienced a Quaker Meeting for Worship. Madeline Schwinge married George...
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Sheila L. Landau

November 18, 1934 - May 20, 2018

Bridgewater Sheila L. Landau 83, passed away May 20, 2018. Sheila was born in Newark and resided for 29 years in North Brunswick before moving to Manchester township. She eventually moved to Bridgewater in 2017. She was employed as a book keeper at Hidden Lakes Pharmacy in North Brunswick for over 15 years. Sheila’s true passion was her antiques which she sold at the Tomato...
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Mary E. Reiner

July 5, 1929 - May 17, 2018

Raritan Mary E. Reiner 88, died May 17, 2018. Mary was born in Sugarnotch, Pennsylvania and formerly of Plant City, Florida, Raritan for many years, and Bound Brook before moving to Petersburg, Virginia in 2010. She was employed as a registered nurse at Somerset Medical Center in the labor and delivery department and also worked at Greenbrook Manor Nursing Home for...
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Marcia D. Tropiano

January 11, 1927 - May 14, 2018

Hillsborough Marcia Dorothy (Cherniak) Tropiano, 91, passed away on May 14, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Marcia was a very giving, kind soul and was loved by everyone. In her last years, she valiantly struggled with Alzheimer's Disease. She will always be remembered for her courage & strong will during difficult times & is now at rest & at peace without pain. ...
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Regina D. Hourigan

December 24, 1926 - May 12, 2018

Hillsborough Regina Delores Hourigan 91, of Yarmouth Port, MA, formally of Hillsborough, NJ, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on May 12, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital. Regina was born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 24, 1926 and resided and attended school in Brooklyn. After graduating secretarial school, she began a career as...
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Laurie E. Briggs

January 18, 1949 - May 10, 2018

Hillsborough Laurie E. Briggs 69, died May 10, 2018. A celebration of life visitation will be 2-4pm Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Cremation will be private. Donations can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 25 East Spring Valley Ave #210, Maywood, NJ 07607.
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Andrew Burnham McLachlan

May 1, 1986 - May 10, 2018

It is with broken hearts that our family announces the death of Andrew Burnham “Drew” McLachlan, 32, on May 10, 2018. Drew passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Drew was born in Somerville and was a partner in The John Morgan McLachlan Insurance Agency where he was a licensed insurance agent. He graduated from Somerville High School where he...
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Stephen F. Tivald

July 19, 1921 - May 4, 2018

Somerville Stephen F. Tivald 96, died May 4, 2018. Stephen was born July 19, 1921 in Paulsboro, NJ. He graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1938. He served in WW II as a Navy Seabee and was honorably discharged. Steve worked for Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company and retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #247 and VFW #2290....
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Lloyd G. McBride

December 21, 1935 - May 2, 2018

Somerville Lloyd McBride Beloved Husband, Father & Poppy Somerset County Park Commission Supervising Mechanic Lloyd G. McBride of Somerville passed to eternal rest May 2, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson-Somerset after a short illness. Lloyd was born December 21,1935 in Somerville, NJ, son of Lloyd J. and Sophie (Slimko) McBride. He resided in Bridgewater until moving to...
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Theodore Byrd, Jr.

January 14, 1934 - April 27, 2018

Theodore Byrd Jr. Somerville - 84, died April 27, 2018. Graveside services 1:30pm Friday at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. Memorial Services 1:30pm Saturday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville. Full Obituary to Follow.
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Pasquale Graziosi

May 12, 1944 - April 24, 2018

Little Egg Harbor Twp. Pasquale Graziosi 73, died April 24, 2018. Pasquale was born in Italy to the late parents of Domenico and Maria Graziosi. He was formerly of New Brunswick, Lebanon, and Dorrance, PA before moving to Little Egg Harbor in 2017. Pasquale was employed at Cedar Hill Landscaping Company in Somerset and then he owned and operated P. Graziosi Trucking...
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Harold J. Lane

August 21, 1927 - April 23, 2018

Princeton Harold J. Lane 90, passed away peacefully April 23, 2018. Graveside services will be 2pm Tuesday at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Donations can be made to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) . To send condolences, visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com. A FULL...
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Dora Tamayo

April 20, 2018

Piscataway Dora Tamayo  90, died April 20 2018. Dora was born in Baracoa, Cuba and formerly of Hopelawn and Hoboken before moving to Piscataway in 1987. She was employed as a seamstress and and a teacher of fashion while living in Cuba. In her younger years her days were filled with laughter, love and dancing that was contagious to those around her. Dora also enjoyed...
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Robert A. Palazzi, Sr.

May 26, 1936 - April 18, 2018

Middlesex Robert Anthony Palazzi Sr. 81, died April 18, 2018. Robert was born in Middlesex and was a lifelong resident for over 60 years and formerly of Lakewood before moving to Somerset in 2017. He was a police officer for the Middlesex Borough Police Department for 13 years retiring in 1973. Robert owned the Hotel Lincoln in Middlesex for 27 years before becoming a real estate...
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Virginia Tamburini

August 29, 1934 - April 13, 2018

Manville Virginia (Ginny) Tamburini 83, died peacefully on April 13, 2018. Virginia was born and raised in Hazleton, Pennsylvania before moving to Manville in 1957. She was employed at the Centre Shop of Manville for many years. She then served in the cafeteria of the Roosevelt and Weston Schools in the Manville School District until her retirement in 2008. She is predeceased...
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Clara Dimitriew

March 1, 1930 - April 13, 2018

Manville Clara Dimitriew 88, died April 13, 2018. Clara was born in Yugoslavia and formerly of East Millstone before moving to Manville in 1953. She started her career as a assembly line worker at Silvray Inc. then for Johnson & Johnson and finally at Devro, retiring in 1995. Clara was parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Manville. She was part of the VNA Adult Day Program. She...
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Alice Salz

July 29, 1924 - April 11, 2018

Bridgewater Alice Salz 93, died April 11, 2018. Alice was born in Germany, emigrating in 1939 to Newark. She graduated from Upsala College as class salutatorian with a degree in economics. After her marriage to Leon Salz, she resided in Mountainside for almost 60 years before moving to Bridgewater in 2016. She was a lifelong member of Temple Emanu-El in Westfield and a former...
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Nils W. Hammaren

November 11, 1929 - April 11, 2018

Somerville Nils W. Hammaren 88, died April 11, 2018. Nils was born in Claymont, Delaware before moving to Somerville in 1988. He was employed as a portable tool technician at General Motors Assembly Plant in Linden for over 30 years. He owned and operated End Times Press for many years. Nils enjoyed working on older cars and attending the Somerville Antique Car show on Friday...
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Sherri L. Goldstein

November 6, 1964 - April 9, 2018

Bridgewater Sherri L. Goldstein 53, passed away April 9, 2018. Sherri was born in Somerville and raised in Bridgewater before moving to Warren over 18 years ago. She graduated from Tulane University with a BA degree in communications.. Sherri was a former senior Vice President Director of Client Services at Publicis Life Brands Medicus in New York. She then owned and operated Find...
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Marie R. Keyak

August 16, 1935 - April 9, 2018

Flemington Marie R. Keyak 82, passed away April 9, 2018. Marie was born in Bayonne, NJ and formerly of Raritan Township and Iselin before moving To Flemington in 2008. She graduated from Holy Family Academy, in Bayonne, with a distinguished certificate of merit. Marie started her career as a secretary working at Western Electric in Kearney and then for United Van lines in...
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James B. Steinhart

August 14, 1935 - April 7, 2018

Bridgewater James B. Steinhart 82, died April 7, 2018. James was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania and was a lifelong resident of Bridgewater. At age 14, Jim went to work and became a heavy equipment operator at Schaal Construction in Bridgewater and worked for only three men for the next 51 years, retiring in 1999. In 1970, Jim started his trapshooting career at the...
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William H. Kelly

February 26, 1964 - April 5, 2018

Manville William H. Kelly 54, died on April 5, 2018. William was born in Somerville, NJ and recently resided in Manville. He was employed at Target Inc .in Bridgewater for the past eight years. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Surviving are his siblings David Kelly and Bonnie Gill and Donna Kelly. A celebration of life will be held 6pm to 9pm Friday April 20&...
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Anna E. Becker

September 3, 1941 - April 5, 2018

Somerville Anna E. Becker 76, died on April 5, 2018. Anna was born and raised in Bound Brook and was a lifelong resident of Somerville. She was a 1959 graduate from Bound Brook High School. Anna was parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville. She was a member of the Somerville ladies auxiliary at the Lincoln Hose Company #4 Fire Department. In her spare time, she...
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Michelle A. Sobolewski

July 4, 1955 - April 4, 2018

Somerville Michelle A. Sobolewski 62, died April 4, 2018. Michelle was born in Kearny and formerly of Glen Gardner before moving to Somerville in 1964. She attended the University of Nebraska. Michelle was employed as an administrative assistant for the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West in Whippany for the past four years. She formerly worked for the State of New Jersey State...
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Jeffrey R. Dzik

January 15, 1959 - April 2, 2018

Lawrenceville Jeffrey Randal Dzik 59, passed away April 2, 2018 Jeff grew up in West Orange, NJ, graduating from Mountain High School, and for the past twenty years resided in Lawrenceville, NJ. Jeff enjoyed traveling by car, which provided him with the opportunity to talk with people on his travels and visit sites such as presidential libraries. His goal was to...
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Arlene I. Hysen

June 13, 1934 - March 28, 2018

HYSEN—Arlene (née Weintraub), 83, of Somerset, NJ and Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Great Neck, NY, died peacefully on March 28 in Boynton Beach FL. She received a BA from NYU, and an MA from Adelphi University. Arlene taught Elementary school in Brooklyn NY, and later English as a Second Language. Beloved daughter of the late Anne Seletsky and...
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Barbara J. Huang

December 16, 1943 - March 28, 2018

Branchburg Barbara J. Huang 74, passed away March 28, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Barbara was born in Somerville to the late Mary and Emil S. Fiedler Sr. She was formerly of Raritan before moving to Branchburg in 1982. She had been employed as a paralegal at various local law firms before she married. Barbara was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in...
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Lucretia A. Vanderbeek

November 7, 1932 - March 23, 2018

Somerville Lucretia A. “Pat” Vanderbeek 85, died peacefully on March 23, 2018. Pat was born and raised in Somerville, formerly of Bridgewater for many years before moving to Warren in 2013. She worked for Barneys Beauty Salon in Somerville and also at Roche Labs in Raritan,NJ. Pat was a 1950 Somerville High School graduate and a lifelong parishioner of Immaculate...
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Anna M. Elder

June 2, 1919 - March 23, 2018

Raritan Anna M. (Prudente) Elder 98, died March 23, 2018 She leaves behind her daughter Donna Kapushinsky of Hillsborough, NJ, two sons; Gene Prudente and his wife Eleanor of Sacramento California and John Prudente and his wife Kathleen of Somerville, NJ, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in...
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Barbara J. Riehman

July 16, 1943 - March 21, 2018

Bridgewater Barbara J. (Kavanaugh) Riehman 74, passed away March 21, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Barbara was born in Somerville, New Jersey on July 16, 1943. She was the only daughter of the late Rose and John Kavanaugh. During her early years, Barbara grew up in Somerville and Middlesex along with her Kavanaugh and Fagan cousins before moving to Bridgewater...
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Charles J. Iglesia

July 9, 1924 - March 20, 2018

Bridgewater Charles J. Iglesia 93, died March 20, 2018. Funeral services will be 10:30am Tuesday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Interment will follow at New Cemetery, Somerville. Visitation will be 5-8pm Monday at the funeral home. To send condolences, visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com A FULL OBITUARY TO FOLLOW.
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Catherine S. Cardinale

May 7, 1956 - March 16, 2018

Hillsborough Catherine S. Cardinale 61, died March 16, 2018. Catherine was born in Somerville and formerly of Clinton Twp before moving to Hillsborough in 1994. She was a 1974 graduate of Immaculate High School in Somerville. She was employed as a manager of her family business at US Radio Data Inc. in Clinton Twp for many years until 2005. Catherine worked for five years at All...
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Laura Kuhn

May 5, 1925 - March 4, 2018

Somerset Laura Kuhn 92, died on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Stein Assisted Living in Somerset. Laura was born in Germany and formerly of Bridgewater, Lakehurst, and Dumont before moving to Somerset in 2016. She graduated from Rider College with a BA degree in Business. Laura will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Surviving is her loving husband of 70 years,...
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Norma Eileen Brahms

September 12, 1941 - March 2, 2018

Somerville Norma Eileen Senders Brahms 76, died March 2, 2018. Norma was born and raised in Somerville before moving to Boynton Beach, Florida in 1998. She owned and operated the Polish Nail Salon in Bridgewater for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Surviving are her daughters Janice Brahms-Butler and Wendy...
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Patricia L. McCort

July 28, 1936 - February 28, 2018

Bridgewater Patricia L. McCort 81, died February 28, 2018. Patricia was born in New York, New York and formerly of Basking Ridge before moving to Bridgewater in 2014. She was employed as an administrative assistant at the Visiting Nurses Association of Somerset Hills. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, traveling, shopping, going to Broadway Shows, and...
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Kevin D. Paradis

April 22, 1966 - February 26, 2018

West Orange Kevin D. Paradis 51, died February 26, 2018. Kevin was born in New York, New York and formerly of Freehold Township for many years before moving to West Orange in 2004. He was a 1988 graduate of Rutgers University earning a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering. Kevin was employed as a Director Environmental Safety, Health and Security at Air Liquide in Branchburg for...
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Marianne E. Morrisey

March 9, 1959 - February 23, 2018

Hillsborough Marianne E. Morrisey 58, died February 23, 2018. Marianne was born in Queens, New York and formerly of Stamford, Connecticut before moving to Hillsborough in 1994. She graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Marianne was employed as an accountant at Crawford and Russell Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut for many years. She was a...
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John L. Knoble, Jr.

March 15, 1926 - February 19, 2018

Bridgewater John L. Knoble Jr. 91, passed away February 19, 2018. John was born and raised in Phillipsburg, NJ. He was the son of the late Elsie and John Knoble, Sr. He was formerly of Scotch Plains before moving to Bridgewater in 1967. Johngraduated from Duke University in 1948 with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and was a lifelong Duke sports enthusiast. He...
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Paul Richard Kreie

August 20, 1955 - February 17, 2018

Bloomfield Paul Richard Kreie 62, died February 17, 2018. Paul was born in Fort Benning, Georgia and formerly of Bloomfield for over 50 years and Belleville before moving to Somerville in 2008. He was employed as a painter at Bloomfield College for over 25 years. Paul was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville. He was a member of the Somerville Elks Lodge #...
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Maureen C. Campbell

August 3, 1937 - February 12, 2018

Maureen Clare Campbell, 80 passed away peacefully at home on February 12, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Bill, four children: Kathleen, Bill (Laurie), Deirdre Einhorn (Greg ), Kerry and three grandchildren: Liam, Hannah and Nora Campbell. Maureen was born in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and maintained lifelong friendships with...
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John R. Velcheck

December 19, 1943 - February 10, 2018

Piscataway John R. Velcheck 74 passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Cranbury Care Nursing Home in Monroe, New Jersey, where he was a resident for over three years. John ("Jack" as he was known to his family) was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late John J. and Isabel M. Velcheck. Surviving relatives are his brother James Velcheck (Sara) of...
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Lucy T. Ten Eyck

April 29, 1929 - February 8, 2018

Bridgewater Lucy T. Ten Eyck 88, died February 8, 2018. Lucy was born and raised in Staten Island before moving to Bridgewater in 1980. She was a founder and member of the Swim Organization in Bridgewater. In her spare time, Lucy was very active and especially loved spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by all. She is predeceased by her husband Winfield Ten...
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Bonnie A. Masters

August 29, 1958 - February 7, 2018

Bonnie was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, daughter of Joyce Philbrick and William S. Masters. She moved to Somerville in early 2002. As a child and young woman, she was an exceptional dancer and was promised a spot in the NYC Rockettes, She graduated from Snyder HS and got her A.D. at UCCC. Later, she was very active in community theater. She was a published poet,...
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Bonnie A. Masters

August 29, 1958 - February 7, 2018

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Robert Citron

November 20, 1928 - February 6, 2018

Bridgewater Robert Citron 89, died February 6, 2018. Robert was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Somerville and was a life long resident of Bridgewater. He owned and operated Bomar Crystal Company in Middlesex for over 50 years, retiring in 2014. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War. Robert was a member of the J.C.C. in Bridgewater where...
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Rosemary A. Hollingsworth

April 6, 1930 - February 5, 2018

Martinsville Rosemary A. Hollingsworth 87, died February 5, 2018. Rosemary was born in New York, New York and formerly of Elizabeth before moving to Martinsville 62 years ago. She was employed as an art teacher at the Somerset County Jail for over 21 years, retiring in 2008. Rosemary was an active member at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Martinsville. In her spare...
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Marianne C. Keenan

March 23, 1946 - February 5, 2018

Branchburg Marianne C. Keenan 71, passed away February 5, 2018. Marianne was born in Jersey City, raised in Union and has resided in Branchburg New Jersey since 1994. She was employed as a sales associate at Prudential Security in Flemington. In her spare time, Marianne enjoyed dancing and walking and was inspired by beauty and fashion. She was a loving and caring wife,...
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John Patrick O'Donnell

March 9, 1934 - February 5, 2018

Hillsborough John P. O’Donnell 83, passed away February 5, 2018. John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York moving to Hillsborough in 1976. John graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1953 and then attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn. John worked at RCA as a senior computer technician for over 45 years retiring in 2000. He was a member of the IBEW and also...
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Thomas Van Ness, Jr.

April 16, 1927 - January 30, 2018

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, lifetime resident of Somerville, New Jersey, Thomas Van Ness, Jr., passed away at home surrounded by love ones. Thomas was affectionately called Goobie or Coco, by love ones and friends. He worked many years at Dooley Brothers Chevrolet and Hoagland Pontiac. He was very active at St. Pauls Church. He is survived by his brother,...
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Rosemary Brokaw

March 29, 1930 - January 29, 2018

Bridgewater Rosemary Brokaw 87, died January 29, 2018. Rosemary was born in Hawley, Pennsylvania in 1930. She graduated from State Teachers College of East Stroudsburg in 1951 and moved to Somerville to become a kindergarten teacher. She moved to Neshanic Station in 1958 to raise her family. She was asked to be the head teacher at the South Branch Reformed Church Preschool...
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Shirley Fisher

January 29, 1930 - January 27, 2018

Shirley Fisher, age 88, died on January 27, 2018. She is survived by: her three sons, Martin Fisher, his wife Amy, Richard Fisher, his wife Pam, and Andrew Fisher and his wife Amy. Her six grandchildren Alison Hammer her husband David, Adam Fisher, Alec Fisher, Blake Fisher, Samantha Fisher and Max Fisher and two great grand children Elina...
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Peter J. Keane

July 15, 1939 - January 27, 2018

Bridgewater Peter J. Keane 78, died January 27, 2018. Peter was born in Glen Ridge and formerly of Boonton before moving to Bridgewater in 1994. He was employed as a Chemist at International Flavor and Fragrances in Holmdel for over 35 years, retiring in 2002. He served in the United States National Guard. Peter volunteered at Kiwanis Ambulance Squad in Boonton from 1974 to1986. In...
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Brenda L. Sickler

April 28, 1961 - January 24, 2018

Hillsborough Brenda L. Sickler 56, died January 24, 2018. Brenda was born in San Antonio, Texas and formerly of Somerville before moving to Hillsborough in 2000. She was employed at Somerset Medical Center as the food service secretary for over 24 years. Brenda also worked as the store manager at Oasis Tile in Belle Mead. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking&...
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Joanne Powser

September 16, 1940 - January 23, 2018

Bridgewater Joanne Powser 77, died January 23, 2018. Joanne was born in Somerville and formerly of Manville, Somerville before moving to Bridgewater 42 years ago. She was a graduate of Somerville High School. Joanne was employed as a bus driver for Somerset County Office of Transportation for over 15 years, retiring in 2000. Joanne was a member of the Somerset County Casino...
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Mary Catherine Jones

March 23, 1930 - January 17, 2018

Bernardsville Mary Catherine Jones 87, passed away January 17, 2018 at Bright View in Randolph, NJ. Born March 23, 1930 in Troy, N.Y. to the late Thomas and Mary (Downey) Egan, Mary resided for many years in Bernardsville and Basking Ridge before relocating to Naples, Florida. She was a graduate of Catholic High School and met the love of her life, John...
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John D. Lease

July 30, 1966 - January 12, 2018

51, died January 12, 2018. John was born in Rahway and formerly of Metuchen before moving to Neshanic Station in 2014. He obtained an Associate Degree at Widener University in Economics and then graduated from Kean University with a Bachelors Degree in Business. He worked as a correction officer for the State of New Jersey for 5 years. Then John moved onto a full time self employment as...
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John W. Hulsizer, Jr.

December 15, 1937 - January 10, 2018

Somerville John W. Hulsizer Jr. 80, passed away January 10, 2018. John was born in Bound Brook and was a lifelong resident of Somerville. He was the son of the late Margaret Rosania and John W. Hulsizer III. In his younger years he was the manager at Woolworth’s in Somerville for over 28 years. He then was employed as a Sales Associate at Lord and Taylor in Bridgewater for 10...
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Narendra Benimadho

January 8, 2018

Narendra (Ken) Benimadho March 17, 1981 - January 7, 2018 (Age 36) He was born to parents ShivPaul and Kemwattee Benimadho in Guyana, South America and was the fourth out of five children Sukraj, Patsy, Jageshwar and Jamie. Ken was a dedicated and hard working Family man who took pride in lending a helping hand. He was a father to triplet boys Kieran, Casey, and...
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Patricia Joan Hudock

November 14, 1936 - January 7, 2018

Bridgewater Patricia Joan Hudock 81, passed away at home January 7, 2018. Patricia was born and raised in North Plainfield, NJ before moving to Bridgewater in 1961. She was employed as a data entry clerk at Johnson & Johnson in Raritan for over 25 years, retiring in 1990. She also worked at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater. In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed playing...
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Helen F. Kraus

December 29, 1926 - January 5, 2018

Bridgewater Helen F. Kraus, 91, entered into rest on January 5, 2018. Visitation will be 3 to 6 pm Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 No. Gaston Ave., Somerville. Funeral Services will be held a week later at 12 noon, January 18, 2018 at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville. Interment will follow at the Bound...
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Minerva M. Zingler

July 7, 1921 - January 4, 2018

Minerva Mae Zingler, 96, of Bridgewater, NJ passed away on January 4, 2018 at her residence. Minerva was born in Bridgewater, the daughter of the late William and Edith Van Holten. She was the wife of the late Robert N. Zingler. Minerva worked in Finance at Ethicon, Inc, for 21 years before her retirement in 1984. Minerva was member of North Branch Reformed...
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Anna Marie C. Metzgar

March 1, 1947 - January 1, 2018

Branchburg Anna Marie C. Metzgar 70, died January 1, 2018. Anna Marie was born and raised in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and resided in Somerset County in 1970. She was employed as a Executive Vice President at AT&T and Dun & Bradstreet for over forty years, retiring in 2012. She graduated from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania with a BA degree. After her retirement&...
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Juan Rivera

December 31, 2017

Bridgewater Juan Rivera 73, died December 31, 2017. Juan was born in Puerto Rico and formerly of Somerset and Somerville before moving to Bridgewater five years ago. Juan was a retired self-employed handyman who had a scrap metal business for over 30 years. He was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church in Bridgewater. In his spare time, Juan enjoyed cycling, dancing,...
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Steven R. Morris

January 31, 1964 - December 27, 2017

STEVEN R. MORRIS passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in Somerset. He was 53 years old. He was born in Briarcliff, New York, and lived in Bridgewater, NJ before moving to New Providence, NJ where he resided at the time of his death. Steven loved all holidays but was particularly fond of ones where presents were exchanged. He...
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Mary Anne Brice

February 20, 1920 - December 26, 2017

Somerville Mary Anne Brice 97, died December 26, 2017. Mary was born in Amityville, New York before moving to Somerville. She was employed as an executive assistant at Burger King for over 15 years. Mary was a member of Evangel Chapel in Bridgewater. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Surviving are her three sons Kenneth Brice and his wife Maria, Richard...
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Frieda Francis

June 18, 1914 - December 26, 2017

Bridgewater Frieda Francis 103, died December 26, 2017. Frieda was born in Jersey City and formerly of Kenilworth for over 70 years and Bloomsbury before moving to Bridgewater in 2015. Frieda was a homemaker and she loved nature and especially telling jokes. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is predeceased by her two husbands Emil Stein and John Francis. ...
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Glenn T. Walker

November 12, 1962 - December 25, 2017

Glenn T. Walker November 12, 1962 - December 25, 2017 Bridgewater, NJ Glenn Thomas Walker, 55, of Bridgewater passed away on December 25, 2017. Born in Barrow-in-Furness, England on November 12, 1962, he was the son of Jennifer (nee, Fairclough) and John Walker. Glenn graduated from York Suburban High School and received his undergraduate degree from...
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Betty Ann Berglund

April 1, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Manville Betty Ann Berglund 84, died December 25, 2017. Betty was born in Somerville, raised in Raritan and resided in Somerset County. Years ago she was employed as a teacher at Triangle Road School in Hillsborough, NJ. She was a Trenton State College graduate with a BA degree in education. At another point in her career was a real estate agent with Century 21. Most of all,...
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Mindy Ellen Rosenstein

March 25, 1960 - December 24, 2017

Bridgewater Mindy Ellen Rosenstein 57, died December 24, 2017. Mindy was born in Newark and formerly of Union before moving to Bridgewater in 1995. She was employed as a human resources senior director at Agilex Fragrances in Piscataway for over 20 years. In her spare time, Mindy enjoyed reading and spending time with her children. She will be sadly missed by all. She is...
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Elaine R. Roswell

January 10, 1931 - December 23, 2017

Somerset Elaine R. Roswell 86, died December 23, 2017. Elaine was born to the late parents of David and Florence Roswell in New York, NY and formerly of Hamden and New Haven, Connecticut and New Rochelle, New York before moving to Somerset in 2017. She was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the piano and reading. Elaine will be sadly missed by her family and friends. ...
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Samantha Jayne Ahimovic

December 26, 1980 - December 22, 2017

Clinton Township Samantha Jayne (Hopf) Ahimovic 36, passed away December 22, 2017. Samantha was born in Somerville, lived in Raritan Township and resided with her husband and sons inClinton Township. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in education from Pace University in Westchester, New York. She pursued her passion by becoming a teacherand serving as an elementary...
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Constance M. Coffin

December 18, 2017

Branchburg Constance M. Coffin 69, died December 18, 2017. Connie was born in Somerville, raised in Branchburg for many years and formerly of Long Beach Island before moving to Lambertville in 2012. She graduated from Rider College with a BA in 1970. She earned her Masters degree in education from Marygrove College in 2001. She was employed as a social studies teacher at...
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Dorothy M. Avin

May 13, 1930 - December 14, 2017

Bridgewater Dorothy M. Avin 87, passed away December 14, 2017. She was born in Taunton, Massachusetts and formerly of the Inwood section of New York City before moving to Bridgewater in 1991.In her early years, Dorothy was employed as a telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company for over twenty years, retiring in 1983. She was a communicant of the Blessed...
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Elizabeth Blanar

September 9, 1932 - December 10, 2017

Somerville Elizabeth Blanar 85, died December 10, 2017. Elizabeth was born and raised in Freeland, Pennsylvania before moving to Somerville in 1960. She was employed as a payroll clerk at Baker & Taylor in Bridgewater for over 20 years, retiring in 1997. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Manville where she was a member of the Leisure Club...
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Robert McCray

March 5, 1929 - December 1, 2017

Hillsborough, NJ Robert H. McCray 88, March 5, 1929-December 1, 2017. Robert was born in Elizabeth, NJ and later lived in Linden, NJ and Branchburg Township, NJ before moving to Hillsborough, NJ. He graduated from Somerville H.S., NJ. He worked at his father's and own dairy farm, RCA, Amerman's, Scudder's, Equitable, Ortho, A&P and...
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Theodore E. Kruger

April 3, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Flemington Theodore E. (Ted) Kruger 86, died December 1, 2017. Ted was born in Passaic, New Jersey and formerly of Woodbridge and Clinton Township before moving in 1964. He was employed as a project manager at Michael Reize & Sons in Fords for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War serving as CPL. Ted was a member of The...
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Thelma E. Gerber

June 14, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Scotch Plains Thelma E. Gerber, 90, passed peacefully surrounded by family on November 30, 2017. Thelma was born in Elizabeth, NJ, to Edwin G. and Anna Volker. During WWII, Thelma served the war effort as a Naval Reserve Officer in the WAVES. After the war, she worked as an accountant for Standard Oil before starting her family in 1955. A long time Scotch...
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Robert 147;Bob” Abrams

November 26, 2017

Robert "Bob" Abrams, age 90, died Nov. 26, 2017. Bob was born in New York City and has been resident of Somerville since 1960. He was employed as an engineer PE for many years for Treadwell Corp. rising from designer to project manager. He was WWII Veteran of U.S. Army. Bob was past V.P. of Somerville NAACP Branch and past member of Society of Mining Engineers. He enjoyed traveling...
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Richard J. Felice

October 21, 1931 - November 25, 2017

Richard J. Felice, 86, passed away November 25, 2017. Richie was born in Raritan, he was the son of the late Margherita and Ascenzo Felice was a lifelong resident. He was employed for over forty years working for Art Color Water Tower in Dunellen, he was a bartender at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, worked at New Jersey Transit and LabCorp in Raritan,...
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Melvin A. Mayer

February 24, 1939 - November 24, 2017

Melvin A. Mayer (Mel), 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born in Plainfield, NJ on February 24, 1939, Mel lived in Oldwick and later Lebanon, NJ, where he resided with his wife of 48 years, Margo Jardot Mayer. Mel was the son of the late Horace and Evelyn Mayer of North Plainfield, NJ. Mel was a graduate and alumni...
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Alice J. Manning

August 2, 1927 - November 23, 2017

Bridgewater Alice J. Manning 90, died November 23, 2017 Alice was born and raised in Somerville before to moving to Raritan in 1970. She attended Somerville High School. Alice was employed as a Sterile Packager at Ortho diagnostics in Raritan for over 23 years, retiring in 1986. She was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Somerville. In her spare time, Alice...
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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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Ronald F. Quadrel

November 11, 1951 - November 16, 2017

Bridgewater Ronald F. (Ron) Quadrel 66, died November 16, 2017. Ron was born in Orange, NJ and formerly of Montclair before moving to Bridgewater in 1992. Ron attended NJIT and then continued his education and earned a BA degree and Masters Degree in Chemistry from Montclair University.Ron worked as a general manager at Baxter Pharmaceutical in Liberty Corner. He was also the...
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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 she...
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Victor A. Rizzolo

December 30, 1923 - November 11, 2017

Bridgewater Victor A. (Vic) Rizzolo 93, died November 11, 2017. Vic was born and raised in Newark and Belleville, NJ. Later, he lived in Kearny, Hillsborough, Bridgewater and Manville, then with his son, Stan, when his general health declined in 2012-2013. He enjoyed his last three years in the Community Living Center of the VA, Lyons in Basking Ridge&...
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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 Kersting Reed 89, died October 26, 2017. Ethel was born and raised in Somerville before moving to Fort Myers, Florida in 1985. She was employed for over 20 years working as an executive secretary at E.T.S in Princeton and for Dr. Buros in New Brunswick, retiring in 1985. Ethel was a member of the Fourth Reformed Church in Somerville. In her spare time, she...
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Margaret Cebula

February 9, 1918 - October 24, 2017

Manville 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....
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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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