The family owned and operated Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Inc. was originally owned by John Brokaw and it was operated as The Brokaw Funeral Home.
 
   
   

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Margaret Kayan

Margaret Kayan, age 75, of Toms River, NJ passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.

She was born on January 24, 1941 in Limerick, Ireland.

She had resided in Toms River, NJ for the past 2 years, moving from Whiting, NJ and prior to that, High Bridge, NJ.

She was the daughter of Michael and Helena O’Halloran Yelverton.

Her husband, William Kayan Jr., passed away in 2013 after 49 years of marriage. 

She moved to America at the young age of 22 where she meet the Love of her life and started a family.   Although she Loved her homeland Ireland and spoke of it often she was proud when she became an American Citizen in 1999.   

Margaret enjoyed being with her grandchildren and was an avid reader.  She will always be remembered for her beautiful singing voice and generous spirit. 

Survivors include 1 son; William Kayan of Brick Town, NJ.  3 daughters; Eileen Ritz and her husband Kevin of High Bridge, NJ, Christine Yanoso and her husband Robert of Raritan, NJ and Margaret Patterson and her husband Scott of Forked River, NJ.  9 grandchildren; Kevin, Christine, Christopher, Paul, Brian, Ryan, Sean, Kyle and Scott.  1 sister-in-law who was like a sister; Margaret Wiese of Whiting, NJ.  3 brothers; Patty Yelverton of England, Batty Yelverton of Ireland and Christy Yelverton of Ireland.  3 sisters; Eileen Lafferty of Scotland, Lillian Dietz of Ireland and Theresa Dodson of Ireland. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband and parents by 3 brothers; Jim Yelverton, Michael Yelverton and Fonce Yelverton.  1 sister; Molly Cunningham. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 32 Main Street, Hampton, NJ.  Entombment at Hollywood Memorial Park & Cemetery in Union, NJ.  

 

 

John F. Glaudel

 

John F. Glaudel age 75 of High Bridge Borough passed away Saturday February 6, 2016 at home.

He was born July 3, 1940 in Mt. Carmel, PA and resided in High Bridge for many years.

He was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Walczak Glaudel.

John was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1959 until 1965 as a Military Policeman with the United States Air Force.

He was a mechanic with Jersey Central Power and Light in Gilbert Station, NJ.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Rosemary M. Elliott Glaudel. One son John R. of New Jersey. One daughter Yvette and her husband Bill Gooley of Belvidere, NJ. One grandson Mathew Glaudel of Califon, NJ.One brother Robert and his wife Janie Glaudel of Dushore, PA. One sister Patricia and her husband Jack Robertson of Lakewood, NJ.

John was predeceased by one brother Thomas Glaudel.

Memberships include St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ, Glen Gardner VFW Post 5119 and the Whitehouse American Legion Post 284.

No calling hours.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday February 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 59 Main St. High Bridge, NJ.

Interment will be private.

 

 

 

Thomas J. Burke

 

Thomas J. Burke, age 74, of Whitehouse Station, NJ passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Dover, NJ.   

He was born on April 2, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Whitehouse Station, NJ for the past 37 years.

He was the son of the late Thomas Burke from County Sligo, Ireland and Anne MacDonald, of Centennial, Nova Scotia.  

Thomas was the husband of Dorothy M. Stewart Burke, celebrating 54 years of marriage.

He was an entrepreneur who founded a Marina in Brooklyn, a cattle raising business in Moravia NY, a meat packing plant in Newark, NJ and went on to invent a number of patented products and processes including a telescoping railway and safety gate and a process for cleaning chitterlings for retail sale.   He believed in the power of ideas and enjoyed helping others further their own new ideas as well.  

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, visiting relatives and golfing with friends. 

Survivors in addition to his wife include 2 sons; Thomas Burke and his wife Diana of Altmar, NY and Jeffery Burke of Nashville, TN.  1 daughter; Debra Tansey and her husband Scott of Berkeley Heights, NJ.  4 grandsons; Matthew Tansey, Kevin Tansey, Thomas ‘TJ’ Burke, and Michael Burke. 3 brothers; Raymond Burke of DE, Ronald Burke of Brooklyn, NY and Kenneth Burke and his wife Patricia of Genoa, NY.  3 sisters; Patricia Hardina and her husband Edward of FL, Kathleen Flygg and Barbara Hopkins and her husband Timothy of New York, NY.  Several nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by 1 brother; Kevin Burke. 

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

 

 

Mary De Marco

Mary De Marco age 99 of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She had resided in Lebanon Twp. for the past 9 years moving from Bayonne, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary ‘Mae’ Fallon Troisi.

Mary lost her husband in 1957.

Survivors include her son Anthony M. and his wife Joan De Marco of Lebanon Twp. with whom she had lived. 2-Daughters Elayna and her husband Alfred De Litizia of Clarksville, GA and Patricia A. De Palma of Union, NJ.

Nine Grandchildren Dawn Marie Nadal of Lima Peru, Denine Marie and husband Michael Izzi of Springfield, NJ, Mary Brawley and husband Chris of Cranford, NJ, Michael De Palma and wife Dirdre of Springfield, NJ, Dana LaSelva and husband Jerry of Somerset, NJ, Anthony Sidotti and wife Sue of North Brunswick, NJ, Nicholas De Marco and wife Teresa of Hoboken, NJ, Laura De Marco of Ft. Lee, NJ, and Alan De Marco of Hoboken, NJ. and fifteen Great Grandchildren.

Mary was predeceased by a daughter Louise Sidotti who died in 2008.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ and she was an avid crocheter, bingo player and cooking.

Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the sunshine of her life.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Monday February 8, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Church 59 Main St. High Bridge, NJ.

Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.

Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright F.H Lebanon, NJ. 

 

 

 

Bobby Walker

 

Bobby Walker, age 60, 0f Whitehouse Station, NJ died on January 30, 2016.

Bobby was born on October 8, 1955 in Flemington, NJ.

He was a graduate of Hunterdon Central High School where he was the original “Super Fan”.

Bobby is survived by his mother, Gloria Walker; his sister Nancy Walker Penyak ; his sister Kathy Walker Lucas and her husband, John.

Bobby loved his nieces and nephew; Shauna Metz Aherne and her husband Evan; Katelyn Lucas Borovsky and her husband Tal. John Lucas and his wife Lani.

Recently he was blessed with a Great-Niece Katiann Lucas.

Bobby loved sports, auto racing, animals and his family.

He enjoyed the last several years of his life being cared for by the wonderful people of the ARC of Hunterdon in a Group Home in Milford, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to:

The ARC of Hunterdon County 

1465 Route 31 South

Suite 23

Annandale, NJ 08801 or online at www.archunterdon.org

Calling hours with Funeral Services  will be Saturday February 6,  2016 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.

Interment will be private.

 

 

 

 

Frank Mazar

Frank Mazar, age 70, of Palmer Twp., PA, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Old Orchard Manor Care in Easton, PA.

He was born on July 12, 1945 in NJ and resided in High Bridge, NJ and Califon, NJ for many years before moving to Palmer Twp., PA. 

He was the son of the late Frank Mazar and Gladys Priesk Mazar Kice.

Frank was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1968.

He was an Engineer for Century Link Phone Company in Clinton, NJ.

Frank enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.

Survivors include many of his fishing buddies including Jerry Maxwell of Alpha, NJ.

All services will be private.  Frank’s wishes were to be cremated and have his best friend, Jerrry Maxwell, scatter his cremated remains at his favorite fishing spot. Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ.

 

 

Mark E. Banks

 

Mark E. Banks, age 65, of High Bridge, NJ passed away with his loving wife and daughter by his side on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

He was born on June 22, 1950 in Glen Gardner, NJ and resided his entire life in High Bridge, NJ.

He was the son of the late Charles Banks Sr. and Mildred Troidl Banks.

Mark was the husband of Sandy M. Landon Banks, celebrating 36 years of marriage.

He was the Director of Public Works and Utilities in High Bridge, NJ until his retirement in 2009 after 38 years of service to the town.

Mark was Past President of High Bridge Fire Department and had 43 years of service.

He loved NASCAR races and especially enjoyed attending them.  He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to places such as Alaska, Bermuda and Disney World.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his Granddaughter, Emerson Marie.

Survivors in addition to his wife include 1 daughter; Tammy Stephens and her husband R. Joseph of High Bridge, NJ.  1 granddaughter; Emerson Marie Stephens of High Bridge, NJ.  2 brothers; William Banks and his wife Barbara of NC and John Banks of Canada.  Brother-in-law; Eric Landon and his wife Bonnie of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  2 Sister-in-laws; Deborah Krehely and her husband Robert of Califon, NJ and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Banks of High Bridge, NJ.  Mother-in-law; Patricia Landon of Glen Gardner, NJ.  Several nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles.  

Predeceased by 1 sister; Shirley Cox and 1 brother; Charles ‘Jake’ Banks Jr.

Calling hours will be Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm with Firemen’s Pass Through at 7pm at
Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Funeral Service on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11am at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home followed by Last Call Service at High Bridge Fire Department.  Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to High Bridge Fire Department, PO Box 232, High Bridge, NJ 08829. 

 

 

Daria Iwaniuk Yaros

Daria Iwaniuk Yaros, age 68, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at her home, in Lebanon, NJ.

Daria was born on September 28, 1947, in Lübeck, Germany, to the late Gregory and Katherine Koocha Iwaniuk, survivors of a Nazi labor camp. The Iwaniuks immigrated to the U.S. in 1950. Her hardworking Ukrainian Catholic parents raised her in northern NJ, where she met her husband of 45 years, Raymond Yaros Jr.

She completed her B.A. in Education at Monmouth College. In 1970, she and Ray married and moved to State College, PA, where she began her teaching career, as Ray pursued his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. They moved to Lebanon, NJ, in 1977.

Daria was a stay-at-home mom to her young daughters, Heather and Jennifer, before returning to teaching in 1984. She was an elementary school teacher at Patrick McGaheran School, where she spent many years shaping the lives of 3rd and 5th grade students.

As a wife, Daria supported Ray’s passion for photography, and as a mother, she encouraged her daughters to pursue their dreams.

Daria was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1996. She experienced 5 remissions, and never gave up or complained. When she lost her hair, and began wearing a wig, she saw it as an opportunity to change her hairstyle or hair color, on a daily basis. She changed her lifestyle to incorporate healthy foods, exercised regularly, and lived life to the fullest.

She retired from teaching in 2009, and spent her time doing what she loved most. As a loving grandmother, Babcia cared for and spoiled her 2 granddaughters, playing with them like she was their age. She was an avid water-volleyball player with the Swim Beauties, participated in book clubs, and shared the tradition of Ukrainian Easter Egg making with others. She enjoyed gardening, Mahjong, eating at new restaurants, and going to the theater in New York. She was the President of the Clinton Township Women’s Club, traveled internationally with friends, and was a caregiver to her mother-in-law, Eve Yaros.

Daria was strong, graceful, talkative, positive, patient, resilient, and gave her whole self to everything she did. She will be sorely missed.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Yaros Jr., PhD, her two daughters, Heather Yaros-Ramos, PhD and her husband Lucio Ramos of Glen Ridge, NJ and Jennifer Yaros, DPT and her partner Filip Kesler of San Francisco, CA; 2 granddaughters, Natalia and Vivianna Ramos, and one grand-stepson, Marko Kesler.

Viewing hours will be Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 1 PM to 4 PM with funeral service at 3:30PM at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Interment will be private. Flowers may be sent to the above address, and memorials may be made in her name to the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

 

 

Wilma Congdon

Wilma L. Congdon, a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County, died peacefully at the Independence Manor residence in Flemington, NJ, on January 20, 2016. She was 96 years old. She had been under the care of Hunterdon Hospice since November.

Mrs. Congdon was born in Tewksbury Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on Dec. 3, 1919. She attended local schools and graduated from Somerville High School in 1937. During World War II, she worked for local companies supporting the war effort. She married Robert C. Congdon in April 1944. They lived for two years in Maryland and South Carolina while Mr. Congdon finished his service as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. They then moved back to New Jersey and lived in Tewksbury Township most of their lives until they retired and moved to Clinton.

Over the years Mrs. Congdon worked at accounting positions in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. In the 1980s she and her sister, Betty Kearney, started and operated the Outdoor Girl, a ladies apparel boutique in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

Mrs. Congdon is survived by her three children, Robert II and his wife Anne of Richmond, Virginia; Douglas and his wife Ann of Sterling, Virginia; and Timothy and his wife Frances of Pittstown, New Jersey, and five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Kearney, of Clinton, New Jersey, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Congdon died in 1996.

Calling hours for friends will be at the Scarponi-Funeral Home in Lebanon, New Jersey, from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday, Jan. 26. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Cokesbury, New Jersey, of which Mrs. Congdon was a lifelong member. Burial to follow at the Cokesbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

 

Frank Stapfer

Frank Ernest Stapfer, age 88, of Asbury Park, NJ passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at home.

He was born on March 4, 1927 in Newark, NJ and had resided in Asbury Park, NJ for 7 months after living in Hunterdon County for 30 years.

He was predeceased by his father and mother Ernest and Irma Stapfer and his wife Beverly Stapfer of 57 years, who passed away on January 22, 2008. 

Frank was a World War II veteran, serving with the US Navy in 1945 and 1946. 

He was a Machinist, owning and operating Hudson Manufacturing Corp. in Millburn, NJ.

Frank loved the outdoors and enjoyed boating, camping, fishing and taking trips in his RV.  He loved touring the country, going to Key West with his friends and being at his lake house on Lake Wallenpaupack.  He also enjoyed dining out with family and friends and was an avid Giants fan. 

He is survived by his children; Jeffrey F. Stapfer and his wife Jacqueline of Springfield, NJ; Craig R. Stapfer and his wife Penney of New Providence, NJ; Dawna L. Spangler and her husband Kevin of Pocomoke City, MD; Laura L. Draus and her husband Henry of Pittstown, NJ and Cynthia J. Kugelman and her husband Bill of Milford, NJ. Grandchildren; Jessica Hanauer and her husband Brent; Jeffrey Stapfer; Timothy Stapfer and his wife Lauren; Kathryn Stapfer; Nicole Spangler; Christy, Reneé, and Brian Quickstad; Paige and Derek Kugelman. Great-grandchildren; Cole and Bryce Hanauer, and Matthew Stapfer. Sister; Norma Glendon and her husband Jim of Parsippany, NJ and nieces; Kim Thorne and Kathy Glendon. Including many other countless family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Calling hours will be Monday, January 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.  The funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11:30am.  All will be held at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Locust Grove Cemetery in Quakertown, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. 

 

 

Estelle Krohel

A precious one from us has gone… Estelle Krohel, age 93, of Whitehouse Station, NJ passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.

She was born on July 20, 1922 in South Huntingdon, PA.  She resided in Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle, NJ, Union, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ and Wilton, CT before moving to Whitehouse Station, NJ 32 years ago.

Estelle was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary GasprekBurdek.

She is now reunited with her husband of 55 years, Frank P. Krohel who passed away in 1998. They exemplified the values of the greatest generation. Frank was the love of her life and favorite dance partner.

Estelle went through the Elizabeth School Systems and then went on to graduate from Drake School of Business. 

She was employed by Singer Sewing in Elizabeth, NJ in her younger years and later worked for Zimmer-Schaffer in Westfield, NJ.  She worked as a Billing Manager for Phyma (Medical Supplies) in Somerville, NJ until her retirement in 1992.

Estelle was a gracious, loving, spunky, spirited woman. Those who knew her could always expect a jewelry donning, high heel wearing, perfectly polished woman. She loved reading, politics, entertaining and decorating.  She enjoyed having many parties for family and friends and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  One of her highlights was renewing her wedding vows on her and Frank’s 50th Wedding Anniversary at Our Lady of Lourdes with their children and grandchildren as their bridal party.  Her most prized possessions were the love letters Frank sent her during their courtship through WWII.

Survivors include 3 sons; Frank Krohel Jr. of Whitehouse Station, NJ, Dr. Gregory Krohel and his wife Mary Beth of Averill Park, NY and Eric Krohel of Whitehouse Station, NJ.  2 daughters; Cynthia Losavio and her husband Nicholas of Readington Twp., NJ and Donna DeLoreto and her husband Peter of Whitehouse Station, NJ.  7 grandchildren; Kathryn LosavioLitterini and her husband Matt of Flemington, NJ, Laura LoPiccolo and her husband John of Flemington, NJ, Holly Krohel of San Diego, CA, John Losavio of Readington Twp., NJ, Michael DeLoreto and his wife Erin of Bridgewater, NJ, Matthew DeLoreto of Whitehouse Station, NJ and Marisa Losavio of Readington Twp., NJ.  3 great-grandchildren; Adriana LoPiccolo, CJ LoPiccolo and Grace Litterini.  Estelle is also survived by several nieces, nephews and dear friends, Delma and Eileen, whom she loved. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 2 brothers; Leo and John and 4 sisters; Helen, Emily, Connie & Lee. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm.  Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Whitehouse Rescue Squad, PO Box 175, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. 

Enjoy and cherish your family and friends, as Estelle did.

 

 

Bertha 'Bert' Wozniak

Bertha ‘Bert’ Wozniak, age 89, of Pittstown, NJ passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown, NJ.

She was born on August 16, 1926 in Newark, NJ and resided in Pittstown, NJ for the past 5 years, moving from Union, NJ. 

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Victoria Gwazda Gembarski.

Her husband, William ‘Bill’ Wozniak, passed away 31 years ago.

In her younger years, Bert worked for the United States Air Force and also for Prudential Insurance in Newark, NJ.  She was last employed by the Union Twp. Board of Education. 

Memberships include St. James Church in Springfield, NJ and Past President of The American Legion Auxiliary in Newark, NJ.

Bertha enjoyed sewing, crafts, puzzles, bowling, swimming and going to the beach.  She also loved cooking for her family and enjoyed good food.

Survivors include 1 son; Steven and his wife Trish of Frenchtown, NJ.  2 grandchildren; Christopher Wozniak and Lora Wozniak, both of Frenchtown, NJ.  1 sister; Jenny Fidura of SC.

Predeceased by 5 siblings; Walter Gembarski, Helen Pawlikowski, Randy Gembarski, Henry Gembarski and Stanley Gembarski. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Monday January 11, 2016 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, NJ.  Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ. 

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

 

 

Helene Lois DeRemer

 

Helene Lois DeRemer, age 90, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown, NJ.

She was born on September 13, 1925 in High Bridge, NJ and was a lifelong resident of High Bridge.

She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Viola Reynolds Hoffman.

Her husband, Ervin F. DeRemer, passed away in 1983.

Years ago, Helene was a Secretary at their family business, E. DeRemer Service Station Installation Inc. in Glen Gardner, NJ.

She liked to garden and go to the beach, especially LBI.  She also enjoyed boating and watching Turner Classic Movies.  She was an avid NY Mets fan. She also loved her beloved dog, “Remy”.

Memberships include the Reformed Church in High Bridge as she was a member for over 70 years.

Survivors include 2 sons; Mark D. DeRemer of High Bridge, NJ and Gary E. DeRemer and his wife Carol of Bethlehem, PA.  2 grandsons; Sean DeRemer of Queens, NY and Alex DeRemer of High Bridge, NJ.  2 granddaughters; Monica Patterson of Bethlehem, PA and Nicole Grim and her husband Steve of Neffs, PA.  1 great-granddaughter; Alyssa Patterson.

Calling hours will be Monday, January 4, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm.  Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11am.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829.  Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Spastic Paraplegia Foundation Inc. 1605 Goularte Place, Freemont, CA 94539. 

 

 

Raymond Majercak

 

Raymond Majercak, age 48 of Throop, passed away Tuesday morning at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor.

Born on November 29, 1967, in Passaic, New Jersey, son of Stephen Majercak of Clinton, N.J., and the late Antoinette Maksimowicz Majercak, Raymond was a graduate of Bishop O'Hara High School. After attending Raritan Valley Community College, he worked for New York Life Company for over ten years. 

He was a bowling enthusiast, having bowled in numerous local South Side Lanes leagues. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hiking, biking and running, having completed several 5K races. He loved sports and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Raymond will be dearly missed by his loving family.

He is also survived by his siblings, Steven Majercak of Throop, Valerie Bogart and husband Paul of Asbury, N.J., David Majercak and wife Suzanne of Livermore, California, Thomas Majercak of Bridgewater, N.J., and John Majercak and wife Regina of Wayne; many nieces and nephews; and two aunts, Mildred Novack of Moscow and Jean Troxler of Shepherdsville, West Virginia.

His family wishes to thank the entire staffs of both Riverside Center and Moses Taylor Hospital for their collective care of Raymond throughout his illness.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 59 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829.  Inurnment at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ.  Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ. 

 

 

Wilfred Wesley Weppler

 

Wilfred Wesley Weppler, age 96, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at home.
He was born on July 14, 1919 in Elizabeth, NJ.  He grew up in Westfield, NJ and moved to Clinton Twp., NJ in 1966. 

He was the son of the late Frederick and Hazel Darlington Weppler.

Wilfred was the husband of Virginia Joyce Weppler, celebrating 73 years of marriage.

He spent 2 years in the Merchant Marines before entering into the AAF, Army Air Corp. for 4 years. 

Wilfred owned Aetna Felt Corp. in Allentown, PA and he also ran his farm; Box Hill Farm at his home in Clinton Twp., NJ. 

He lived for his business and loved to work and especially enjoyed his farm.

Survivors in addition to his wife include 1 son; James Weppler of Lebanon, NJ and 1 daughter; Janet Dodgen and her husband Dennis of VA.  1 granddaughter; Elizabeth Oldham and her husband Chris of AZ.  2 great-grandchildren; Ethan Oldham and Chance Oldham, both of AZ.  1 sister; Marian Russell of Chatham, NJ.  1 brother; Robert Weppler and his wife Hazel of Tulsa, OK.  Several nieces and nephews. 
All services will be private.  Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.

Memorials can be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA: Donation Processing Center, 2 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.   

 

 

Donald James Van Nest

Donald James Van Nest, age 88, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at Independence Manor in Raritan Twp., NJ.

The son of the late Albert and Elsie Coukell Van Nest, he was born on October 2, 1927 and was a lifelong resident of High Bridge, NJ.

Donald was the loving husband of Ruby B. March Van Nest, celebrating over 59 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Jim Van Nest and his wife Roseann of Hanford, CA; his grandchildren Elizabeth Van Nest of Fresno, CA and Christopher Van Nest of Los Angeles, CA; brother Robert Van Nest of FL; two sisters: Doris Tiger and her husband Ralph of Titusville, NJ; Dorothy Nagie and her husband Albert of Glen Gardner, NJ; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters: Marian Case, Elizabeth ‘Betty' Roll and Lois Touroyan.

Donald loved baseball and played semi-professionally as a pitcher in the Philadelphia and Cleveland organizations before and after his service in U.S. Army Air Corps (1946 to 1947). For many years, he coached Little League in High Bridge and always enjoyed watching and talking about baseball as an avid Yankee fan.  

He worked for JCP&L in Flemington, NJ until his retirement in 1987.

Memberships include the United Methodist Church in High Bridge, NJ.

Calling hours will be Monday, December 28, from 7-9pm.  Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 29, at 11am.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street High Bridge, NJ 08829.  Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

 

 

Marie A. Scott

Marie A. Scott, age 77, of North Las Vegas, NV, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.

She was born on September 7, 1938 in Elizabeth, NJ and was a resident of West Portal, NJ until moving to North Las Vegas, NV in 1991.

She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Puzio Lawrence.

Marie was the wife of Jay Scott, celebrating 55 years of marriage.

She was a graduate from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School in Springfield, NJ.

Marie was President of Camp-Out Inc. since 1972, with 10 national locations.  She was also President of Jugtown Mountain Campsites in Asbury, NJ.  Her career started in show business as a professional dancer and actress in New York City. 

Memberships include Our Lady of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV and The Church of the Annunciation in Bloomsbury, NJ. 

Marie loved to travel and was an avid reader. 

Survivors in addition to her husband include seven children; six sons and one daughter- Christopher Scott and his wife Susan of Hillsborough, NJ, Michael Scott of Asbury, NJ, Gregory Scott and his wife Patricia of Miami, FL, Andrew Scott and his wife Taryn of Asbury, NJ, Anthony Scott and his wife Jennifer of Las Vegas, NV, Robert Scott and his wife Michelle of Las Vegas, NV and Catherine Cox and her husband Roger of Asbury, NJ.  Eleven grandchildren; Christopher Scott Jr., Lauren Scott, Nicole McAdoo and her husband Jordan, Jacqueline Scott, Zachary Grenache, Brendan Scott, Madeline Scott, Taylor Moore, Anthony Scott, Sebastian Scott and Angelo Scott.  Two great-grandchildren; Vincent McAdoo and Rosalia McAdoo.  One nephew; Bradley Lawrence of Rahway, NJ.  One niece; Katharine Wrenn and her husband Christopher of Dallas, TX.

Predeceased by 1 brother; Robert J. Lawrence who passed away in 2013. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 2-4pm and 6:30-9:30pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833.  Funeral Mass will be Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 10am at Church of the Annunciation in Bloomsbury, NJ.  Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alpha, NJ. 

Memorials can be made in Marie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting www.giftfunds.stjude.org/marieascott

  

 

Ernest F. Angle

 

Ernest F. Angle, age 84, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

He was born on July 16, 1931 in Newark, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.

He was the son of the late Homer G. Angle and Charlotte Henk Van Kuilenburg.

Ernie was an Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 in Germany.

He was the husband of Sally G. Tague Angle, celebrating 63 years of marriage.

Ernie was a farmer.  He owned and operated a farm in Stanton, NJ for a few years, then worked for various farms in the area. 

Memberships include 4-H in Flemington, NJ. Ernie also enjoyed training horses and racing his ponies at the Flemington Race Track years ago. 

Survivors in addition to his wife Sally include 1 son; Ernest F. Angle Jr. and his wife Laura of Mountain Top, PA.  2 daughters; Karen Angle of Bridgewater, NJ and Kathleen L. Stephens and her husband Richard of Walnutport, PA.  4 grandchildren; Tara L. Lowney and her husband Morgan Quinones of MT, Brett Angle of Philadelphia, PA, Timothy Lowney of Seaford, DE and Shane Angle of Mountain Top, PA.  9 Great-grandchildren; Darius, Troy, Candice, Joshua, Dustin, Kimberly, Daniel, Lil Michael and Derek.  1 brother; Jack Van Kuilenburg of Ocala, FL. 

Calling hours will be Monday, December 14, 2015 from 12noon to 1pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 1pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ. 

 

 

Gary James Herman

Gary James Herman, 73, of Schuylkill Haven, PA, formerly of Lebanon, NJ, passed away Friday, December 4th, at his residence.

Born in Jersey City, NJ on December 18, 1941, he was a son of the late William & Florence (Kazary) Herman.

He was the loving husband of Renee M. (Price) Herman for 50 years.

Gary was a Linden High School graduate and attended trade school to become an electrician.

He was employed by Ford Motor Company as an electrician and had served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of the American Legion, Whitehouse, NJ, the Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobiles Club, and the NRA.

In addition to his parents, Gary was also preceded in death by a son, Brett William Herman, and two brothers: Bruce & Glenn Herman.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son,Shawn Herman & wife, Cyndi, Clinton, NJ, three granddaughters: Courtney, Lauren & Shawna Herman, all at home, and two nieces: Tracey Kuhn & Tammy Lee Badala, both of Florida, Stephanie McCann, Gregory Price, Timothy Price, Laura Castellano & Colleen Price.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Lebanon, NJ, at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th.

A visitation will be held on Thursday from 3pm to 5pm with Memorial Service at 5pm, all at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.

Interment will be privately held at the family’s convenience.

Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, PA, and Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, NJ, have been jointly entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

Norman C. Chalfant

 

Norman C. Chalfant, age 71, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ.

He was born on August 2, 1944 in Dayton, OH and resided most recently in Stroudsburg, PA. 

Norman was the son of Miriam Losh Chalfant of Edinburg, TX and the late Howard Chalfant. 

He was the husband of Kristy Sherer Chalfant, celebrating 48 years of marriage. 

He was a US Army veteran.  He received his B.A. in marketing from the Ohio State University.

Norman was a retired manager at Alcatel-Lucent in Warren, NJ.

He was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and an avid reader.  Norman enjoyed working at Home Depot part-time after retirement and doing things in his yard.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He loved being a Grandpa.

Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include 2 sons; Steve Chalfant and his wife Olga of High Bridge, NJ and Dennis Chalfant and his wife Heidi of Crestview, FL.  1 daughter; Dianna Kish and her husband Paul of Saylorsburg, PA.  8 grandchildren; Alex Kish, Stefi Kish, Bree Kish, Jacob Chalfant, Lucas Chalfant, Rachel Chalfant, Glenn Chalfant and Angus Chalfant.  6 step-grandchildren.  1 brother; Greg Chalfant and his wife Gina of Edinburg, TX.  1 niece; Stephanie Chalfant. 

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

Memorials can be made to  Weill Cornell Urological Canver Research by visiting http://give.weill.cornell.edu/ways-give/make-gift.

 

 

Randolph (Randy) Spencer Laks

Randolph (Randy) Spencer Laks died on November 24, 2015 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Somerville, after a brief illness.  He was 65. 

Randy was born on December 22, 1949 in Miami, FL and grew up in Pahokee, FL.  He graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor's degree in engineering, Vanderbilt University with a master's degree in environmantal studies, and earned a MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  For many years, he owned and operated RSL Consulting Engineers in Lebanon, NJ.  He was employed at Remington, Vernick & Vena Engineers of Old Bridge, NJ since 2006. 

Randy met Linda Schultz while skiing in 1979 - they married in 1981.  He resided in Clinton Township, NJ with his wife and children since 1986.  Throughout their 34 years of marriage, Randy and Linda enjoyed nurturing their three children and watching them grow.  Sailing their sailboat, Callisto, brought them many years of family time and in recent years, became a restful haven.  Randy was very active in Windjammers Sailing Club, serving as Commodore in 2001.  Randy always had a way with dogs.  They seemed to know thr kindness in his heart.  He especially loved the companionship of his beloved dogs, Mischa and Toby.  Randy also enjoyed watching college football and doing crossword puzzles. 

Randy is survived by his wife Linda of Lebanon, NJ; his children Jennifer Hutnick (Brad) of Philadelphia, PA; Emily Holder (Chris) of Lafayette, CO; and Brandon of Hillsborough, NJ; his brother Barry of Winder, GA; and his dog Calli.  He was predeceased by his parents, Marjorie and Eugene Laks.

Calling hours will be Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 12noon to 2pm followed by a memorial service at 2pm, all at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter, 3201 US-22, Somerville, NJ 08876. 

 

 

Charles Wagner Warren Jr.

Charles Wagner Warren Jr., age 76, of Phillipsburg, NJ passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ. 

He was born on October 2, 1939 in North Plainfield, NJ and was a resident of Phillipsburg, NJ for the past year, moving from Glen Gardner, NJ, Mountainside, NJ and Plainfield, NJ.

Charles was the son of the late Charles Wagner Warren Sr. and Dorothy Ross Warren.

He was an US Army veteran, serving from 1964 to 1967. 

He worked in construction as a self-employed Kitchen Designer. 

Charles enjoyed fishing, golfing and was an avid car enthusiast.  He often raced at Flemington Race Track years ago.  He also loved sailing and boating. 

Survivors include 2 sons; Charles W. Warren III and his wife Lanie of MI and Christian B. Warren of NJ.  1 brother; Roger R. Warren of RI.  1 sister; Jo Ann Millenson and her husband Jon of CT. 1 nephew; Roger E. Carbonier and his wife Claire of CT.  1 niece; Stephanie A. Townsden and her husband Nathan of Salem, MA. 
All services will be private.  Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.

Memorials can be made to Wild Dog Rescue, 2525 Blue Star Highway, Fennville, MI 49408 or donations can be made via paypal by visiting www.mosseyhollow.com.   

 

 

Michael Peter Mc Mahon

Michael Peter Mc Mahon, age 49, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

He was born on March 21, 1966 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Clinton Twp., NJ for the past 13 years, moving from Old Bridge, NJ.

He was the son of Noreen Donelon Mc Mahon of Belvidere, NJ and the late Thomas Mc Mahon.

Michael was the husband of M. Soraya Mc Mahon, celebrating 18 years of marriage. 

He worked in the IT Department at MetLife as the Director of Application Development in Somerset, NJ. 

Michael was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.  He loved boating, building & fixing things and science fiction.  He was an avid reader and history buff.  He was also involved with the Boy Scouts throughout his life. 

Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include his children: Thomas Mc Mahon and his wife Yaritza of Queens, NY, Brian Mc Mahon of Clinton Twp, NJ, William Tiburcio and his wife Erin of Sayreville, NJ and Sasha Tiburcio of Clinton Twp., NJ. Grandson, Aiden Tiburcio.  Sister, Noreen Ranallo and her husband Frank of Glen Gardner, NJ.  Nephews Jack Ranallo and Andrew Ranallo and niece Mia Ranallo, all of Glen Gardner, NJ. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 59 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery, 899 Lincoln Ave, Piscataway, NJ. 

Memorials can be made in Michael's name to Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research at http://www.lustgarten.org/donate or donations can be mailed; see information below.

The Lustgarten Foundation

1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714

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