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Zoraida Sanchez

Zoraida Sanchez, age 87, of Tewksbury Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough, NJ.

She was born on September 18, 1928 in Havana, Cuba.  She resided with her daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren in Tewksbury Twp., NJ since 1990. 

She was the daughter of the late Florencio Villasuso and Florentina Rivero.

Zoraida was a self-employed beautician. 

She enjoyed taking care of her family and was known as a ‘stay at home grandma’.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cooking for everyone. 

Survivors include 1 daughter, Dr. Betty Sanchez-Catanese and her husband Dr. Anthony Catanese of Tewksbury Twp., NJ.  1 grandson, Nicholas Catanese and his wife Michael of Austin, TX.  1 granddaughter, Victoria Catanese of Hoboken, NJ.  2 great-grandchildren, Caden Catanese and Charlee Catanese. 

2 brothers, Tony Villasuso of West Palm Beach, FL and Jesus Villasuso of Port St. Lucie, FL.  2 sisters, Geniberza Almeida of North Bergen, NJ and Nina Arucha of Havana, Cuba.  Predeceased by 1 sister, Beatrice Yanez. 

Calling hours will be Friday, July 1, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 12pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale, NJ.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions may be directed to Cardiology and/or Oncology Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset c/o Somerset Health Care Foundation, 110 Rehill Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876.  Online donations may be directed to Cardiology and/or Oncology Services at www.shcfnd.org 


 

Carol M. Nenna

Carol M. Nenna, age 66, of Alexandria Twp., NJ passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at home. 
She was born on March 21, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY.  She had resided in Alexandria Twp., NJ since 1993, moving from Lopatcong Twp., NJ.

Carol was the daughter of the late John and Claire Fournier Leddy.

She was the wife of Settimio ‘Sam’ J. Nenna, celebrating 33 years of marriage.

Carol and her husband were currently operating 78 Limousine in Alexandria Twp.  

Carol loved to go to the beach and she enjoyed flowers and reading, especially biographies.  She was a wonderful cook and she enjoyed getting everyone together for the holidays.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and playing games with her 10 grandchildren. 

Survivors in addition to her husband include 4 children; Samantha Accetturo and her husband Louis of Washington Twp., NJ, Anthony ‘Tony’ Nenna and his wife Lauren of Union Twp., NJ, Jack Nenna and his wife Tracey of Bethlehem, PA and Connie Gildein and her husband Joe of Pipersville PA.  10 grandchildren.  1 sister; Annette Faillace and her husband Richard of Allendale, NJ. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 2 White Bridge Road, Pittstown, NJ.  Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

 

 

J. Dolores Hagan

J. Dolores Hagan, age 84, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Bethlehem, PA. She was the wife of Robert F. Hagan Sr., celebrating nearly 60 years of marriage.

Dolores, daughter of the late Reuben Suydam and Ruth Wilson Curtis, was born on October 8, 1931 in Flemington, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.

She was a graduate of Flemington High School, where she played on the girls’ basketball team.  After high school, Dolores worked first as telephone operator and then as a bookkeeper for Hunterdon County National Bank in Flemington, NJ before leaving work to raise her family. After her children were in school, she held several jobs in local food service establishments including Stewart’s Root Beer Stand and The Baptist Camp.

Dolores was an active member of the Lebanon Reformed Church where she sang in their choir and worked as a Church Sexton. She also volunteered for many church events and for Meals on Wheels.

Her favorite pastimes were reading mysteries, doing crossword puzzles, and watching sports, such as tennis, baseball, and women’s basketball. She loved food and photography and enjoyed traveling with her family and taking pictures. Her favorite place to visit was New England, and she enjoyed annual trips to Vermont to see the fall foliage. 

In addition to her husband, Dolores is survived by her son Robert ‘Rob’ Francis Hagan Jr. and his partner Karen Storgion of Nazareth, PA; her daughter Susan Ruth Hagan Parilis and her husband Gary of Clinton Twp., NJ; her grandchildren, John Hagan, Matthew Hagan, Benjamin Parilis and Rachel Parilis; her daughter-in-law Debra Klim of Nazareth, PA; and her brother, George Curtis of Lambertville, NJ. 

Graveside service will be Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11am at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ.  The family will sit Shiva at the home of Gary and Susan Parilis, 4 Bristol Court, Annandale, NJ 08801, on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 from 12-7pm. 

Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Audubon Society by visiting https://secure.audubon.org/site/Donation

 

 

 

Joan T. Schaming

Joan T. Schaming, 69, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at home.

She was born on October 26, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY. Over the years she lived in Staten Island and Readington Twp., NJ before moving to Clinton Twp., NJ 22 years ago. 

She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Loretta Prybys.

Joan was the wife of Ronald Williams, celebrating 20 years of marriage. 

She was a graduate of St. Brendan’s High School in Brooklyn, NY.  She also earned her Associates Degree from Raritan Valley Community College.    

Joan retired from working for AT&T in Basking Ridge several years ago.  Currently she and her husband owned Balic of Clinton, a unique wine & gift boutique located on Main Street in Clinton, NJ. 

Joan was very active in her community.  She was a member of the Clinton Guild, she helped organize ‘Doing Clinton’ and she was President of Clinton Township Republican Club.  Recently she was elected to Hunterdon County Republican Committee. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include 2 sons, Robert Schaming and his wife Jennifer of Forks Twp., PA and Jeffrey Schaming and his wife Nancy of Holland Twp., NJ.  4 grandchildren, Courtney, Ryan, Kevin and Kyle.  A sister, Linda Pakulniewicz and her husband Edward.

Predeceased by her sister, Elaine Shields, who passed away in 2014. 

Calling hours will be Monday, June 20, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ. 

 

 

John Thomas Vybihal

John Thomas Vybihal, age 62, of Jupiter, FL passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ.  John resided in Florida for the past 15 years but grew up in Hunterdon and Warren County, NJ.  He was a 1972 graduate of Warren Hills Regional HS in Washington, NJ. 

He was born on October 6, 1953 in Flemington, NJ and was the son of John F. Vybihal of Clinton, NJ and the late Florence E. McCatharn-Vybihal who passed away in 2014.

John served with the US Army from 1972 to 1976 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.  He was a seasoned Insurance Professional with WS Vogel in Livingston, NJ. 

He is survived by in addition his Father, a brother; Martin Vybihal and his wife Kathleen, their children Morgan, Charlotte and Daniel of West Caldwell, NJ and a sister; Lorraine C. Vybihal, and her daughter Breanne C. Vybihal of Union Twp., NJ

Predeceased in addition to his mother by his sister; Christina Ann Vybihal, who passed away in 1975. 

John was an avid golfer.  He enjoyed music, traveling, going on cruises and reading while sitting on the beach.  He was a standout bowler, and even represented the US Army team, winning the men’s individual championship in 1972.  John was also a wonderful Uncle who loved hanging out with his nieces and nephew.  He was a great friend to many, always putting others first.  He will be missed dearly.
Calling hours will be Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with Memorial Service at 7:00pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment will be private.  

 

 

Gloria Walker

Gloria Walker, a long-time resident of the Whitehouse Station, died Thursday the 9th of June in her home at the age of 88.  In her final days she was surrounded by the love and support of her family and close friends.
Gloria was born in 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri to Malva Pearl Harris and Jerry Golder Harris.  She was the youngest of 5 children and shared countless fond memories with older siblings Harold, Herbert, Goldie, and Howard.  She moved to New Jersey with her family where she met her husband, Robert Walker.  Together, they owned and operated Robert Walker Plumbing & Heating before turning the business over to their daughter, Kathy Walker Lucas and her husband, John Lucas.
Gloria loved gardening, history, birds, and most of all, her family.  She was known for her strong will and her strong faith.  All the way up until her passing, she could be found outside her home tending to her flowers.   She cherished an annual family reunion she organized and loved receiving updates from all of her relatives, near and far. 

Gloria is predeceased by her loving husband, Robert Walker, and her son, Robert Walker III.  She is also predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. 

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Walker Penyak; and Kathy Walker Lucas; Kathy’s husband, John, and her grandchildren, Shauna Metz Aherne and her husband Evan; Katelyn Lucas Borovsky and her husband Tal; and John Lucas and his wife Lani; and her great-granddaughter, Katiann Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jaclyn Coppola’s Treatment Fund;

www.gofundme.com/jaclyncoppola

Calling hours will be Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM, followed by funeral service at 12:00PM.  All will be held at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.  An internment for immediate family will follow. 

 

 

Jean Gould

Jean Gould, age 93, of Raritan Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ.

She was born on August 25, 1922 in Rahway, NJ.  She spent her childhood in Rahway and after moving to Cranford, NJ, Wayne, PA  and Madison, CT, in 1967 she moved to Hunterdon County.

She was the daughter of the late Fay Vincent and Doris Martin Howard Rossell.

Her husband, Ronald Gould, passed away in 2007 after celebrating 63 years of marriage.

Jean graduated Rahway High School as Salutatorian of Class of 1939.  She then went on to graduate from NJ State Teachers College (now Kean University) in 1943 where she received a full scholarship.  She taught 2nd grade for 2 years in the Roselle, NJ schools.  In 1967 Jean went back to school to Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey) to be certified as a School Librarian.  She was a School Librarian in the Clinton Township Schools until her retirement.

Memberships include Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Cokesbury, NJ and the Retired Teachers Group of Clinton Twp., NJ.

Survivors include one daughter; Pamela Neece of Hopewell, NJ and one daughter-in-law; Joyce Gould of Doylestown, PA.

Predeceased in addition to her husband by one son; David Gould who passed away in 2015, one son-in-law; Donald Neece who passed away in 2013 and one brother; William Rossell.

Memorial service will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 230 Cokesbury Road, Cokesbury, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ., 

Memorials can be made to the Hunterdon Medical Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.  

 

 

Dorothy Rubel

Dorothy Rubel (nee Karl), 91, of Clinton Township, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, June 1.

She was born on October 31, 1924 in Hillside, NJ.  She was the daughter of the late Alfred P. Karl Sr. and Margaret Ross Karl.  She lived there until her marriage in 1946 when she moved to Jersey City, NJ, with her husband Witol (Vic) Rubel, raising four children.  She was most recently a resident of Clinton Township, NJ, where she lived with her daughter Margaret.

Dorothy was a 911 operator for the Jersey City Police Department, until her retirement in 1989.  Until her move from Jersey City, she was active in many clubs and societies at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church and School.  She served as a Girl Scout troop leader for many years. She also worked as a substitute teacher for St. Nicholas Grammar School.  She was a member of the Clinton Township and Lebanon Seniors Club.

Dorothy came of age during WWII, and as a young adult she contributed to the war effort as a crane operator loading freight in Newark.  These experiences inspired her to become an independent and self-reliant woman.

Dorothy was directly involved in the care of most of the grandchildren in the family as well as the children of family friends.  She was very involved in her grandchildren’s lives and enjoyed attending their sporting events. She was an avid Mets fan, as well.

Survivors include two sons, Witol Hugh Rubel and his wife Linda of Meredith, NH, and John Martin Rubel and his wife Heather of Lakewood, NJ; two daughters, Kathleen Rubel and her husband Thomas Golodik of Closter, NJ, and Margaret Lemise and her husband Michael of Clinton Twp., NJ.  There are seven grandchildren, Matthew Trushell, Thomas Rubel, Melissa Patrick, Zofia Lemise, John Rubel, Shane Rubel and Lorenzo Lemise; and five great-grandchildren, Vanessa Rubel, Emeli Rubel, Danika Patrick, Addyson Patrick and Ramona Trushell.  She is also survived by her brother Alfred Philip Karl Jr. and his wife Susan of NJ.

A celebration in memory of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, cards or donations, please treat yourself to a small luxury and remember her.  She would have appreciated that.

 

 

Myrval J. Marookian

Myrval J. Marookian, age 86, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at home.

She was born on December 30, 1929 in Old Forge, PA.  She was a resident of Clinton Twp., NJ since 1955.

She was the daughter of the late Albert E. Jones Sr. and Rose Roth Jones.

Her husband, Edgar R. Marookian Sr. V.M.D. passed away in 2012 after 62 years of marriage.

Myrval was a retired school teacher.  She taught 4th grade at Union Twp. School until her retirement in the mid 1970’s. 

Memberships include the Clinton Methodist Church.

Myrval was a very loving mother and grandmother.  She cherished her family and loved spending time with them.  Family was everything to her. 

Survivors include 1 son; Robert J. Marookian and his wife Kelly of Frenchtown, NJ.  2 grandsons; James Marookian and his wife Carley of Milford, NJ and Christopher Marookian of Frenchtown, NJ. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 son; Edgar R. Marookian Jr. M.D. who passed away in 1990.

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Service will be Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11am at Clinton United Methodist Church, 12 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ.  Interment at Riverside Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 215 Rt. 31, Flemington, NJ 08822. 

 

 

Michelle Doktor

Michelle Doktor, age 57, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ.

She was born on September 21, 1958 in Morristown, NJ.

She was the daughter of Joan Coyne of Millington, NJ and Gordon Wayne Jones. 

Michelle was the wife of Michael O’Neill, celebrating 1 month of marriage.

She was a graduate of Watchung Hills High School, class of 1976. 

Years ago she worked for Beneficial Corporation.
In her younger years she enjoyed running and working out.  She was a New York Yankee and Jets fan.

Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include 2 brothers, Mitchell Coyne and his wife Sue of Lino Lakes, MN and Michael Jones of Millington, NJ.  2 nephews, Timothy Coyne and Christopher Coyne. 1 niece, Katlyn Coyne. Longtime friend Bill W.  She is also survived by her beloved pets, Kaden, Scooter and Leroy.   

Calling hours will be Friday, June 3, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with funeral service at 8:30pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

Memorials can be made to Freedom House, 2004 Rt. 31 North, Clinton, NJ 08809 or to National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. 

 

 

Vera 'Lynnie' L. Hart

Vera ‘Lynnie’ L. Hart, age 61, of Bethlehem Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on December 10, 1954 in Somerville, NJ.  She grew up in Neshanic, NJ and later moved to Bridgewater, NJ and then to Bethlehem Twp., NJ in 1986. 

Vera was the daughter of the late Joel Rudolph and Gertrude Daves Krass.

She was the wife of Ronald K. Hart, celebrating 43 years of marriage this past December 23. 

Vera was a Certified Court Administrator for Mansfield Twp., NJ.  Prior to working for Mansfield Twp. she was a Court Administrator for Bethlehem Twp. for many years.  

Vera was a very nurturing person who loved gardening, animals, decorating and fashion.  She enjoyed her home and swimming in her pool.  She loved her husband, sons and grandsons and enjoyed spending time with them. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include 2 sons, Jason K. Hart and his wife Kathleen of Nazareth, PA and Michael S. Hart and his wife Kimberly of Stewartsville, NJ.  2 grandsons, Mason Hart and James Hart.  4 sisters, Joyce Covert and her husband James of Neshanic, NJ, Betty Kennedy and her husband William of Hillsborough, NJ, Cathy Tarter and her husband Michael of Littleton, CO and Nancy Krass of Littleton, CO.  Several nieces and nephews. 

Gathering of friends will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm with Memorial Service at 3pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Penny Lane Dog Adoption and Senior Sanctuary Inc., PO Box 8101, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-698-1904, or by visiting www.pennylaneadopt.com

 

 

Mae M. Mazar

 

Mae M. Mazar, age 92, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on May 23, 1924 in Cokesbury, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Casper and Sadie Apgar.

Her husband, Michael Mazar predeceased her.

She worked for RCA in Somerville, NJ many years ago.  She also volunteered at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ for many years. 

Mae was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, High Bridge United Methodist Church and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star Hobart Chapter #63.

She loved gardening and in her younger years she enjoyed playing golf.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Gail Mazar Tinnes of High Bridge, NJ.

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 granddaughter, Melissa Tinnes. 

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to the High Bridge United Methodist Church, 36 Church Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829. 

 

 

Russell 'Ding' Wayne Freeborn Sr.

Russell ‘Ding’ Wayne Freeborn Sr., age 79, of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

He was born on April 15, 1937 in Hornell, NY.  He was a resident of Hunterdon County for most of his life, living in Lebanon Twp., NJ for the past 47 years. 

He was the son of the late Arleigh Monroe and Edna Fredericka Heinonen Freeborn.

Russell was the husband of Sandra Jean Moore Freeborn, celebrating 56 years of marriage. 

He was a General Superintendent for Vollers Excavating in North Branch, NJ until his retirement in 2005.

Prior to working for Vollers Excavating, Russell was a Dairy Farmer at Hill and Dale Farm in Oldwick, NJ and also Scott Farm in Long Valley, NJ. 

Memberships include Master Mason Host Lodge #6, Past Grand Tall Cedar #13 in Lebanon, Past Patron Order of the Eastern Star Stewart Chapter #166, Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club and Collector of Antique Tractors Chapter #8. 

In his spare time, Russell enjoyed spending time with his family.  He adored his 8 grandchildren and his great-granddaughter.  He also loved restoring antique tractors. 

Survivors in addition to his loving wife include 4 children, Russell Freeborn Jr. of Washington, NJ, Janice Fechtman and her husband Dan of Phillipsburg, NJ, Sheryl Crampton and her husband William of Washington, NJ and Steven Freeborn and his wife Gina of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  8 grandchildren, Brian Fechtman, Gregory Freeborn, Melanie Crampton, Kelsey Fechtman, Jonathan Freeborn, Amanda Crampton, Kayla Freeborn and Ryan Freeborn.  1 great-granddaughter, Kiley Fechtman. 

Predeceased by 6 siblings. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1-3pm with Eastern Star Services at 2pm and 5-8pm with Masonic Services at 7pm.  Funeral Service will be Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Spruce Run Cemetery in Lebanon Twp., NJ.

Memorials can be made to Lebanon Township Fire and Rescue, 532 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826 or Clinton Rescue Squad, PO Box 5265, Clinton, NJ 08809. 
To view Russell's video tribute, click here: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/J5HJYXP9PYSD2BDQ

 

June Louise Williams

June Louise Williams, age 92, of Easton, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services in Easton, PA.

She was born on November 19, 1923 in Easton, PA.  She had lived in Easton, PA since 1971, moving from Croton, NJ. 

June was the daughter of the late Henry and Edith McClain DeYoung.

Her husband, John H. Williams, passed away in 1983. 

She was a retired Sales Clerk at Rite Aid in Easton, PA. 

Memberships include Order of the Eastern Star Hobart Chapter #63 in High Bridge, NJ where she was a 60 year member, American Legion Auxiliary Herbert Cawley Post #166 where she was a member since 1950, St. John’s Morgan Hill Church in Easton, PA and Senior League of Warren Lanes in Phillipsburg, NJ. 

Survivors include her son, Ronald Plimpton and his wife Laura of Indian Trail, NC.  3 grandchildren, Qurt Plimpton, Ronald Plimpton Jr. and Lorraine Plimpton.  1 nephew, Jack Plimpton of Glen Gardner, NJ.  11 grand nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her boyfriend, Vincent Coughlin and beloved friend and neighbor Louise Allen of Easton, PA.

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 brother, Henry DeYoung Jr and 1 sister, Marion Plimpton.  2 nephews, Bob Plimpton and Jim Plimpton.  1 niece, Gail Pollan. 

Calling hours will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10am to 12noon.  Funeral Service with Eastern Star Services at 12noon.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to St. John’s Morgan Hill Church, 2720 Morgan Hill Road, Easton, PA 18042.   

 

 

Peter Christopher Solook

Peter Christopher Solook, age 34, of Bayonne, NJ passed away on Saturday May 14, 2016 at home.

He was born on September 15, 1981 in New Brunswick, NJ.  He had lived in Bayonne, NJ and Jersey City, NJ for the past 10 years, moving from Lebanon, NJ.

He was the son of James and Christine Modos Solook, both of Lebanon, NJ. 

Peter was formerly Director of Operations of GfK in New York, NY.

Peter was a devoted and loving son, brother, and friend who never gave up in times of adversity and pushed forward.  He was a people person and was very active in his neighborhood. 

He enjoyed playing pool, was in a pool league in Bayonne, NJ, and was recently nominated for the Rookie of the Year award 2016.  He was always interested in learning about many different things through his work and his life. He also enjoyed  his Audi, carpentry, cooking,  snowboarding and the ocean. 

Survivors in addition to his parents include one brother, Stephen Solook and his partner Tiffany DuMouchelle of Buffalo, NY and one sister, Kathryn Solook of Washington DC.  He is also survived by his fiancée, Cecily Reid. 

Calling hours will be Friday, May 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Funeral will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to the Peter Solook Memorial Fund by visiting www.gofundme.com/24qjafw

 

 

Rosette Leone

Rosette Leone, age 75, passed away Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA.

Rosette was born on January 4, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Union Twp., NJ for the past 29 years, moving from Clinton, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Raphael and Mary Panzeca Mannino.

Rosette was the wife of Richard A. Leone, celebrating 52 years of marriage.

She was an Office Manager for Frank Ricker Periodontics in Clinton, NJ until her retirement. 

In her younger years, she was a model in New York and also a ventriloquist, performing on several television talent shows and commercials. 

Rosette was very devoted to her family and always enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family.  Most of all, she loved being with her grandchildren, who called her ‘Gigi’.

Memberships include St. Ann’s Church in Hampton, NJ. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include 2 daughters, Rosemary Pendergast and her husband Martin of Clinton, NJ and Richelle Newsome and her husband Robert of Pittstown, NJ.  5 grandchildren, Marty Pendergast, Jack Pendergast, Maria Newsome, Kristen Newsome and Bobby Newsome. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hampton, NJ.  Interment at Old St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Quakertown Volunteer Emergency Squad, 321 Pittstown Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867.

To view Rosette's video tribute, please click here: http://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/PSW2CN73S873LGYY 

 

 

Kay M. Kansky

Kay M. Kansky, age 81, of Washington, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2016 with her loving family and close friends by her side.

She was born on March 23, 1935 in Newark, NJ.  She was a lifelong resident of High Bridge, NJ until moving to Washington, NJ in 2012 to live with her son and be close to her children and grandchildren. 

She was the daughter of the late James and Jessie Ferguson Mackie.

Kay’s husband, Douglas M. Kansky, passed away in July of 2012.

Kay was a Court Administrator in High Bridge, NJ for over 20 years until moving to North Hunterdon Court in Annandale, NJ.  She was Deputy Court Administrator until her retirement.  In total, she worked for the court system for 33 years. 

Kay made friends wherever she went.  She was smart, witty and fun.  She loved her children and grandchildren.  They were her life.  She also loved football and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. 

She just celebrated her 81st birthday with her family and friends while she was in rehabilitation at Warren Haven.  It was a fun and festive time for all. 

Memberships include the Order of the Eastern Star and the Court Administrators Association. 

Survivors include her daughter, Dayle Back and her husband Rick of Washington and her son, Glenn Kansky of Washington, NJ.  3 granddaughters, Kasey Back, Tiffany Kansky and Kelly Kansky.  1 brother, James Mackie and his wife Anne of Long Valley, NJ. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband by one son, Garry R. Kansky who passed away in October of 2012. 

Calling hour will be Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm.  Followed by Funeral Service with Eastern Star Services at 2pm.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

 

 

John H. Conover

 

John H. Conover, age 71, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at home. 

He was born on October 15, 1944 in High Bridge, NJ and was a lifelong resident of High Bridge. 

He was the son of the late Howard L. and Ruth V. Carvatt Conover. 

John was a retired Machine Operator at Allen Envelope in North Branch, NJ. 

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his beagles and target shooting.

Survivors include one sister and one nephew.

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ. 
John's wishes were to be cremated and his cremated remains be scattered at one of his favorite hunting spots.

 

 

Anna K. Dash

 

Anna K. Dash, age 91, of Union Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on April 24, 1925 in McAdoo, PA.  She resided in Union Twp., for the past 22 years, moving from Tuckerton, NJ.

Anna was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Lohenitz Kapitula.

Her husband, Herman L. Dash passed away in 1992.

Anna was a graduate of West Chester State Teachers College. 

She was a Music Teacher working in several elementary and middle public schools over the years.  Lastly she worked for Valley View School in Denville, NJ. 

After her retirement, Anna volunteered for many years at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ.  She loved art and was also an avid reader and cat lover.

Survivors include 1 son, Laurence S. Dash of Annandale, NJ and 1 daughter, Leslie Jaillet and her husband Claude Jaillet III of Hewitt, NJ.  1 grandson, Claude IV and his fiancée Jacklyn of Fort Collins, CO.  1 sister, Martha Hartwell of Auburndale, FL.  Several nieces and nephews.  2 beloved cats, Chaz and Poofy.

Predeceased in addition to her husband include 1 brother; John Kapitula and 2 sisters; Julia Takach and Helen Payer.

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ. 
Memorials can be made to Best Friends Animal Society by visiting www.bestfriends.org

 

 

Richard Anthony Carr

 

Richard Anthony Carr, age 81, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.  

He was born on July 11, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY.  He had resided in High Bridge since 1975, moving from New York. 

He was the son of the late James and Ursula Galinis Carr.

Richard was the husband of Mary Kennedy Carr, celebrating 52 years of marriage. 

He was a US Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1957 to 1959.

He was retired after being a Manager for AT&T for many years. 

Memberships include a Life Member at the Flemington Elks Lodge No. 1928 where he was a past Trustee and chaired several committees and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.  He was also the recipient of the 2008 High Bridge Longevity Award in recognition for his contributions to the Borough of High Bridge, including serving as an elected councilman for many years. 

Survivors in addition to his wife include 2 daughters; Kathleen Carr of High Bridge, NJ and Anne Marie Carr-DiTrolio and her husband Anthony of Cherry Hill, NJ.  2 grandsons; Adam and Jonathan. 

Predeceased by 1 son; Kevin Richard Carr who passed away in 1990. 

Calling hours will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 7-9pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Funeral Mass Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10am at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

 

 

Howard Paul Fromm

Howard Paul Fromm, age 53, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at home.

He was born on May 27, 1962 in Hialeah, FL.  He had spent many years between Lebanon, NJ and Stony Point, NY.

Howard was the son of Howard William Fromm of Prescott Valley, AZ and the late Roberta Ann Smith Fromm. 

He began selling cars when he was 19 years old and was a Financial Manager at Flemington BMW for several years. 

Howard lived life to the fullest.  He loved golfing, boating and was an avid Rangers fan.  He enjoyed riding dirt bikes in his younger years.  Most of all, he enjoyed being a Grandfather and spending time with his Granddaughter, BellaRose. 

Survivors in addition to his father include 1 son; Kevin Howard Fromm of Lebanon, NJ and 1 daughter; Jessica Lee Stellato of Cliffside Park, NJ.  1 granddaughter; BellaRose Stellato-Pagan.  1 sister; Jacqueline A. McGovern and her husband Terence of St. James, NY.  1 brother; Jeffrey Fromm and his wife Emese of Phoenix, AZ. 

Predeceased by 1 son; Brian Fromm who passed away in 1989. 

Calling hours will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm.  Funeral Service followed at 7pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

 

 

Jane (Conway) McSweeney

Beloved wife, mother of four, grandmother of ten, great-grandmother of two, sister, aunt and friend, 75

Jane (Conway) McSweeney, 75, of Clinton, NJ passed away peacefully on April 22, 2016, at her residence in the company of her loving family.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30am on Monday, April 25 at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Annandale, NJ.  Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, April 24 between 2 and 6 PM at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be at Immaculate Conception Mausoleum at a later date in a private ceremony. 

A lifelong Jerseyan, Jane was born in Jersey City and raised in Westfield, where she graduated from Holy Trinity High School.  She married Billy McSweeney, the boy next door in 1962 and they spent 53 wonderful years of married life together.

Jane and Bill spent their early married years raising their four children in Plainfield and then Bridgewater, NJ.  After their children were grown, Jane and Bill moved to a new home in Clinton, NJ to live their “empty nest” years.  Instead they were blessed to spend most of these years sharing their home in a loving three generation relationship with daughter Maureen and her two beautiful daughters, Janie and Kylie McSweeney. 

Jane loved people and was a friend to everyone she met.  She loved to play golf and especially enjoyed playing with her friends in the Beaver Brook Couples Scotch Ball League and the Beaver Brook Ladies Golf League.

Jane is survived by her loving husband, William, her loving children, Patricia and husband Stephen Yohn of Mableton, GA, Maureen McSweeney of Clinton, NJ, William and wife Jennifer McSweeney of Westfield, NJ and Michael and wife Shawn McSweeney of Chatham, NJ.  Also surviving are beloved grandchildren Emily, Kaitlin and Charlie of Mableton, GA, Janie and Kylie of Clinton, NJ, Cali and Elle of Westfield, NJ, and Marley, Eamon and Fiona of Chatham, NJ and beloved great-grandchildren Braden and Leland of Mableton, GA.  Also surviving are beloved sisters Maureen McGonagle of Califon, NJ and Denise and husband James Ryan of Westfield, NJ.

Predeceased by 1 brother, Richard Conway. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jane’s name to Open Cupboard Food Pantry of Clinton, NJ (opencupboardfoodpantry.org).

 

To view Jane McSweeney's tribute video containing her and Bill's 50th Anniversary, click here:  http://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/XC4N7734Q3WSCXS3

 

 

Beverly Ann Farrow

Beverly Ann Farrow, age 68, of Union Twp., NJ passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on June 28, 1947 in Phillipsburg, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.  Her and her husband resided in Union Twp., NJ for over 40 years. 

Beverly was the daughter of the late Henry and Shirley Baker Verity.

She was the wife of William C. Farrow, celebrating 49 years of marriage.

She was a loving housewife, and previously worked as a legal secretary for Gebhardt & Kiefer Law Office in Clinton, NJ.

Beverly loved playing tennis and volleyball.  She was an avid reader.  She spent her later years doting on her growing family.  She especially enjoyed going to Goose Rocks Beach every year with her family, which she has been doing since she was a young girl. 

Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter; Tamara Farrow Greenspan and her husband Scott of Potomac, MD; and sons; William ‘BJ’ Farrow III and his wife Lisa of Alexandria Twp., NJ, and Jason M. Farrow and his wife Lauren of Round Hill, VA.  Grandchildren; Morgan Greenspan, Taylor Greenspan, Bennett Greenspan, William ‘Will’ Farrow IV, Brandon Farrow, Nathan Farrow, Camden Farrow and Chase Farrow.  Her brother; Henry and her sister; Sandra.  Several nieces and nephews. 

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.

Memorials can be made in ‘memory of’ to the MPN Research Foundation (mpnresearchfoundation.org) or the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center (hunterdonhealthcare.thankyou4caring.org).

 

 

Glenn Franz Papenfuhs

 

Glenn Franz Papenfuhs, age 55, of Port Murray, NJ passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at home.

He was born on November 5, 1960 in Trenton, NJ.  He resided in Port Murray, NJ for the past 17 years, moving from Hampton, NJ. 

Glenn was the son of the late Gordon and Virginia Rinehart Papenfuhs.

He was a House Painter. 

Glenn will always be remembered for being a person that always helped everyone.  He never asked for anything for himself and he gave a lot more than he ever took.  He also loved the outdoors and nature.  He also loved motorcycles and dogs.  He lived life on his own terms. 

Survivors include 2 brothers; Neil A. Papenfuhs of Hampton, NJ and Roy H. Papenfuhs of Chatham, MA.  3 nephews; Eric Papenfuhs, Graham Papenfuhs and Alan Papenfuhs.  He is also survived by his Aunts and Uncles; Arnold and Gail Papenfuhs of Pittstown, NJ, Lou Jeffery of Ellington, CT, Rudy and Patt Papenfuhs of Kansas City, MO and Gail Rinehart of Chandler, AZ.

Predeceased by 1 nephew; Brian S. Papenfuhs and 1 uncle; William Rinehart. 

Calling hour will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10am to 11am.  Funeral service following at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to The Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375. 

 

 

Caterina Lo Medico

Caterina Lo Medico, age 88, of Raritan, NJ passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater, NJ.

She was born on March 3, 1928 in Bagheria in the providence of Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily. 

Caterina resided in Raritan, NJ with her son until December of 2015 when she moved to Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Gregorio and Maria Tripoli Sciortino.

Her husband, Vincenzo Lo Medico passed away in 2008.

She was a housewife.  Caterina loved spending time with her family.  For many years she traveled back and forth from Sicily to New Jersey to enjoy time with her family.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She will always be remembered as a wonderful Grandmother. 

Survivors include 2 sons; Stefano Lo Medico and his wife Maria of Sicily and Enrico Lo Medico of Raritan, NJ.  1 daughter; Ignazia ‘Nancy’ Schuler and her husband Arthur of Annandale, NJ.  5 grandchildren; Vito Russo and his wife Michelle of Bath, PA, Vincenzo Russo and his wife Bonnie of Hillsborough, NJ, Toni Gatto and her husband Jack of Colonia, NJ, Vincenzo Lo Medico and his wife Christie of Manville, NJ and Catherine Punzino Lo Medico and her husband Massimiliano of Sicily.  9 great-grandchildren; Vito, Vance, Vinnie, Giuseppe, Alessia, Christopher, Marissa, Christian and Emily.  4 siblings; Carmello Sciortino, Giuseppina Tantillo, Paola Dentici and Ignazio Sciortino. 

Predeceased by 1 great-grandson; Nicholas, who passed away in 1995 and 1 sister; Anna Spilletti, who passed away in 2013. 

Calling hours will be Monday, April 11, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Entombment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery & Mausoleum in Annandale, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ 08801. 

 

To View Caterina's Video Tribute, please click here: http://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/SSN65HM79RC789P9

 

 

 

Doris 'Nancy' Jean Farley

 

Doris ‘Nancy’ Jean Farley, age 85, of Palmetto, FL passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.

She was born on April 3, 1931 in Hillside, NJ.  She resided in Clinton, NJ until 1992 when she moved to Palmetto, FL. 

Nancy was the daughter of the late Cecil and Mabel Keiper Opdyke.

Her husband, Joseph T. Farley, passed away in June of 2000 after 50 years of marriage. 

She retired in 1983 as a Cottage Training Tech at Hunterdon State School in Pittstown, NJ after working there for 14 years. 

Memberships include Order of the Eastern Star Steward Chapter #166 in High Bridge, NJ and Clinton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. 

Survivors include 4 sons; Aaron J. Farley of Sun City Center, FL, Joseph C. Farley of Easton, PA, Paul Clark Farley of Palmetto, FL and Donald J. Farley of Clinton Twp., NJ.  7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter. 

Calling hours will be Monday, April 11, 2016 from 12noon to 1pm.  Funeral Service following  at 1pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ. 

 

 

Loren Dean Arrington

Loren Dean Arrington, age 75, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at home. 

Dean was born on October 31, 1940 in Fromberg, Montana to the late Allen Merle and Elsie Louise Talbot Arrington.  He resided for many years in Hunterdon County before moving to Milton, DE and most recently returned to Lebanon, NJ in December of 2015. 

He was the husband of Helen D. Harrison Arrington, celebrating 51 years of marriage and friendship. 

Dean was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned his Bachelors degree in Marine Engineering.  After a tour in the enlisted Navy, Dean earned his appointment to the United States Naval Academy and spent a year at the USNTC Bainbridge prep school.  Being a sailor at heart, his interest was centered on the YP Squadron. He was active in the Choir, Glee Club, and Musical Club shows and was a part of the Company Pistol and the Brigade Cross Country teams.  He served as an Officer in the Navy from 1964 to 1972 rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  As a Vietnam Veteran he served primarily as a ship’s engineer on surface combatant vessels, and continued service in the Naval Reserve for many years.  Dean earned an MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University in 1975.

Following his Navy service Dean had a long civilian career with Alcatel predecessors, where he worked in engineering-related fields including research laboratory design, manufacturing facility safety, and industrial fire and environmental protection. He worked with Western-Electric’s ERC in Princeton, AT&T, and most recently, Lucent Technologies in Basking Ridge, NJ.  He also founded and operated Dean Arrington Associates – an engineering-focused home inspection firm – for over 30 years, eventually forming a partnership with his son Brian.  He retired in 2013.

A loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Dean was also busy outside his professional life.  He had many interests including landscaping with large rocks on his property, completing home improvement projects and renovations, exercising, fishing, and woodworking.  He also had life-long love of dogs, reading, and clarity of expression via the written word, all of which he eagerly shared with his family.

Memberships include Free and Accepted Masons Ruby Lodge #36 in Drummond, MT, the American Society of Home Inspectors, and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. 

In addition to his wife, survivors include: daughter Lisa Silliman and her husband John of High Bridge, NJ; 2 sons: Brian D. Arrington and his wife Lisa of High Bridge, NJ and Brad A. Arrington and his wife Jennifer of Mount Sinai, NY.   3 grandchildren; John Patrick Silliman of High Bridge, NJ, Thomas B. Arrington of Mount Sinai, NY and Kathryn J. Arrington of Mount Sinai, NY.  1 brother; Terry B. Arrington and his wife Phyllis of Idaho Falls, Idaho.  2 nephews; Michael Dean Arrington and his wife Trish of Ballston Lake, NY and Gerald Allen Arrington and his wife Karen of Sebastopol, CA.  1 great-nephew; Ethan Arrington of Sebastopol, CA. 

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829.

Memorials can be made to High Bridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, High Bridge, NJ 08829 or to Tisch MS Research Center of NY, Development Department, 521 W. 57th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019. When making a tribute gift please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and any special note you would like to be relayed to the family.  Also be sure to include Loren Dean Arrington’s name and also an address to which notification of the gift should be sent.  Please feel free to use the funeral home address for the notification as they will be forwarded to the family.  

 

 

 

Paul Francis Cirenza

 

Paul Francis Cirenza, age 54, of Brighton, MI passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Paul was born on January 19, 1962 in Flushing, NY.  He grew up on Guinea Hollow Road in Tewksbury, NJ, graduating from Voorhees High School in 1980.  After high school, Paul received a BS in Biology from the University of Michigan, and a MS in Micro Biology from Boston University. 

Following school, Paul returned to Ann Arbor, MI where he worked for the University of Michigan in their Information Technology Department.

Paul was a passionate runner for most of his life.  After having been a member of the Voorhees High School cross country and track teams, he continued on to complete in numerous marathons over the following decade.  He was an avid reader, who enjoyed classic literature, philosophy, and theology.

He was the son of the late John Joseph and Virginia Marie Reilly Cirenza. 

Paul is survived by his two children; Marie and Mathew, both of Brighton, MI; as well as, his sister Jennifer and brothers John, James, Peter, and Timothy.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 10am at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.