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William 'Bill' F. Olsen

William ‘Bill’ F. Olsen, age 65, of Bethlehem Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at home.

He was born on February 28, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY.  He had resided in Bethlehem Twp., NJ for the past 22 years, moving from Roselle Park, NJ.

He was the son of the late Fredrick and Mary Parks Olsen.

Bill was the husband of Kathleen Maguire Olsen, celebrating 36 years of marriage.

He worked for Lucent Technologies in Warren, NJ until his retirement.

Bill was an avid fisherman.  He loved the outdoors and also enjoyed hunting. 

Memberships include the Warren County Rod and Gun Club in Asbury, NJ.

Survivors in addition to his loving wife include his daughter; Colleen Callahan and her husband Dan of Worcester, MA and his son; Kevin Olsen of Bethlehem Twp., NJ.  2 grandchildren; Declan Callahan and Liam Callahan.  4 sisters; Mary Kelly of Stewartsville, NJ, Winnie Olsen of Washington, NJ, Karen Loveland of Brick, NJ and Debbie Olsen of FL.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law; Helen Keyworth of Bethlehem Twp., NJ and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased includes his sister; Gail Shollar and his brother; Fredrick Olsen. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  Funeral Service will be Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

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

 

 

Roger A. Jursey

Roger A. Jursey, age 78, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Rehab at River’s Edge in Raritan, NJ.  He was born on November 8, 1937 in Newark, NJ, and lived in Irvington, NJ.  He resided in Clinton Twp., NJ, moving from Irvington, NJ with his family in 1969.

He was the son of the late John Walter and Helen Cecelia Burger Jursey.

Roger worked at Bonds in Newark, and later SS Kresge, also in Newark, in the Men’s Furinshings department.  Roger was one of the first employees of the American Freedom Train foundation, a bicentennial train project based in Lebanon, NJ.  He later worked on the Chessie Steam Special.  In his later years, Roger was a part-time sales associate at Walmart in Clinton, NJ until his retirement.

Roger loved his family, animals, and living in the country. His biggest passions in life were the Hudson River Day Line boats, the Great Lakes Car Ferries, and trains.  Roger was an honorary crew member of his favorite Hudson River Day Line steamship, the Alexander Hamilton. He could often be found steering the boat up and down the Hudson River on a warm summer day.  He made numerous trips to Lake Michigan to ride the steam-powered car ferries between Michigan and Wisconsin.  His proudest achievement was as a locomotive crew member of the American Freedom Train and later Chessie Steam Specials, allowing him the pleasure of working on steam locomotives.

Memberships include the Steam Ship Historical Society of America, and the Detroit Historical Society. 

Survivors include his sister Valerie Arcuri and her husband Louie of Lebanon, NJ.

Graveside services will be private.  A celebration of Roger’s life will be arranged at a later date.

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

 

 

Alice Mae Burke

Alice Mae Burke, age 88, of Union Twp., NJ passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Country Arch Care Center in Union Twp., NJ.

She was born on February 16, 1928 in Hampton, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.

She was the daughter of the late Alfred LeRoy and Dorothy Langenbach Cole.

Her husband, William Donald Burke passed away in 2000.

Alice was the owner of Clintonian Hair Care Center in Clinton, NJ for many years.

Memberships include High Bridge United Methodist Church in High Bridge, NJ where she was a member for over 50 years.

Alice enjoyed traveling and loved going on cruises.

Survivors include her daughter; Donna MacLennan and her husband Ken of Hampton, NJ.  2 granddaughters; Heather Kiley and her husband Scott of Hampton, NJ and Laurel Lynch and her husband Joe of Greenwich Twp., NJ.  3 great-grandsons; Michael Kiley, Benjamin Kiley and Sean MacLennan.  2 great-granddaughters; Victoria Kiley and Alexis Lynch.  1 brother; Alfred Cole Jr. and his wife Joan of NJ. 

Calling hours will be Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11am to 1pm with Funeral Service at 1pm.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment at Musconetcong Valley Cemetery in Hampton, NJ. 

To view Alice's memorial video, please click here.

 

 

Marilyn Diane Rochelle

Marilyn Diane Rochelle, age 88, of Lebanon Twp., NJ peacefully entered eternal rest on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Born on January 29th, 1928 in Passaic, NJ, she resided in Lebanon Twp. for the past 27 years. Prior to that, she lived in Tewksbury Twp. for 19 years. She moved to Hunterdon County from Morris Plains.
She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Geraldine (Boas) Sheaf.
She was predeceased by her former husband of 30 years, Paul M. Rochelle, in 1991.
She was a loving and devoted mother and homemaker. She dedicated her life to raising and caring for her large family. She enjoyed decorating her home with favorite furnishings and accessories. Holiday celebrations were especially favored by Marilyn, giving her the opportunity to gather her loved ones around her to enjoy good food and good times. Always full of stories of her life, she was also happy to lend an ear and able to pass along sage advice when she felt inspired to do so. She enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren, and always greeted them with a smile and a hug, keeping a special bag of candy on hand for their visits. Each spring, her flower pots filled with blooms which she enjoyed cultivating and displaying. She also enjoyed the companionship of several different canine pets through the years.
She leaves behind her children. three sons; Phillip W. Rochelle and his wife Susan of Alexandria Twp., NJ, Daniel W. Rochelle and his wife Nancy of Clinton Twp., NJ and Christopher D. Rochelle and his wife Basia of Pattenburg, NJ. She also leaves three daughters; Wendy McCarthy and her husband Edward of Crystal River, FL, Cynthia Park of TX and Deborah Trimmer of High Bridge, NJ. and two step-children; H. Peter Rochelle and his wife Linda of Allamuchy, NJ and Penny Rochelle of Kansas City, MO. Her step son Paul "Sandy" Rochelle passed away in 2014 and his wife Carol Rochelle resides in FL. She was very proud of her 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her three brothers; Stanley Sheaf, Robert Sheaf and Fred Sheaf. and her sister, Jane Schweer.
A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10am at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3 Haytown Road, Lebanon, NJ. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.

 

 

James J. Laciura

James J. Laciura, age 86, of Alexandria Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at home.

He was born on August 28, 1930 in Paterson, NJ.  He spent his childhood in Paterson before moving to Hawthorne, NJ where he lived for many years.  2 ½ years ago, he moved in with his daughter and son-in-law in Alexandria Twp., NJ.

He was the son of the late Filippo and Francesca Laciura.

His wife, and love of his life, Mary Grace Buonforte Laciura, passed away in 1994. 

James was a Paratrooper in the US Army, 82nd Airborne, serving from 1951 to 1954.

Before his retirement, James was a welder for Marcal Paper Products in Elmwood Park, NJ. 

James was an avid baseball fan and loved the Mets.  He was a full-on handyman and loved starting new projects and constructing things for his granddaughters.  He also loved putting together puzzles and taking his granddaughters shopping.

Memberships include St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hawthorne, NJ.

Survivors include his daughter with whom he lived with, Karen Novak and her husband Edmund Novak . Four granddaughters, Lauryn Steiner and her husband Erik, Jaclyn Novak ,Tracy Novak and Carly Laciura.  One sister, Kate Gilone of Haledon, NJ. 

Predeceased in addition to his wife includes one son, Philip Laciura who passed away in 2007 and four siblings. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, September 4th, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Monday, September 5, 2016 at 11am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 2 Whitebridge Road, Pittstown, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

Memorials can be made to The VFW National Headquarters 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, designated to: Helping Veterans Program Fund.

 

 

Doris K. Kinzel

 

Doris K. Kinzel, age 96, of Pittstown, NJ passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown, NJ.

She was born on April 26, 1920 in Staten Island, NY.  She resided in Clinton, NJ for many years before moving to Country Arch Care Center in 2013. 

She was the daughter of the late Louis and Emelia Carlson Korn.

Her husband, Winslow Kinzel passed away in 1999. 

Doris was a graduate of Curtis High School in Staten Island, NY. 

She worked for many years for the Hunterdon Review Newspaper in Clinton, NJ where she was responsible for the Legal and Classified section.

Survivors include three children; Lorraine Woods and her husband Richard of Pohatcong Twp., NJ, Donna D’Auria of Tabernacle, NJ, Gary Kinzel and his wife Jennifer of Pittstown, NJ and Wendy K. Lewis and her husband James A. Lewis Jr. of West Chicago, IL.  Nine grandchildren; Megan Woods-Pieper and her husband Craig, Brietney Sierzant and her husband Charles, James A. Lewis III and his wife Carrie, Christina D’Auria, Paul Lewis, Scott Kinzel, Rachel D’Auria, Brian Kinzel and Lauren D’Auria.  4 great-grandchildren; Briana M. Woods, James A. ‘Jamesy’ Lewis IV, Landon P. Lewis and Leila A. Sierzant.  

Doris was an avid reader and she loved spending time with her family.

She was a member of the Palmer Moravian Church in Easton, PA and was very active in their women’s circle. 

A gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm followed by a Memorial Service at 2pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to Palmer Moravian Church, 2901 John Street, Easton, PA 18045 or the Humane Society,   1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington DC, 20037. 
To view Doris's video tribute, please click here.

 

 

Leslie Earl 'Jim' Keller Jr.

 

Leslie Earl ‘Jim’ Keller Jr., age 80, of Union Twp., NJ passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ. 

He was born on February 4, 1936 in Baltimore, MD.  He had resided in NJ since 1985, moving from Hingham, MA. 

Jim was the son of the late Leslie Earl Keller Sr. and Kathryn Claire Klemmer Keller.

He was the husband of Margarita ‘Marge’ Gonzalez Keller, celebrating over 46 years of marriage.

Survivors in addition to his loving wife include his two daughters; Kathryn Elizabeth Kemp of Trappe, MD and Mary ‘Aimee’ Olsen and her husband Raymond of High Bridge, NJ.  Six grandchildren; Eric J. Kemp of Trappe, MD, Thomas S. Kemp of Trappe, MD, Aiden T. Keller of Clinton Twp., NJ, Patrick J. Querry of Allentown, PA, Christopher S. Querry of Clinton, NJ and Melissa M. Olsen of High Bridge, NJ. 

Predeceased includes one daughter; Elizabeth A. Keller who passed away in 1969.

Jim was a retired executive in the retail industry and served his community and the State of New Jersey as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor; and as a Legislative Advocate dealing with issues of addiction.  He served on the Board of Directors of The Good News Home for Women, Warren County Community Prevention Resources and Essex Prevention Resources.  He served the Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Maryland, Massachusetts and on the staff of the Bishop of New Jersey.  He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Lebanon   .   

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 1pm at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3 Haytown Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833.  Interment will follow immediately in the Church Memorial Garden.   Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of the Holy Spirit, Jim Keller Memorial Fund, 3 Haytown Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833. 

 

John Hendershot

John Hendershot, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 84 years old on Aug. 16th 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, DE.  John was born on July 23, 1932 in Somerville, NJ. He lived in the Whitehouse Station/Hunterdon area for many years but recently relocated to the Dover, DE area.  He is predeceased by his parents John and Ellen Hendershot of Whitehouse Station, NJ and his sister Shirley Chamberlin of Whitehouse Station, NJ, and his step daughter Erika Riccioni.

John graduated from Flemington High School, Class of 1951 and attended Trenton State College. He worked as a Special Police Officer for 12 years for the Readington Township Police Force. He was Director of Activities and Coach at Bonnie Brae School for Boys, in Millington NJ.  He coached Little League and the Babe Ruth teams in Whitehouse which he loved very much and still had close contact with former team members.   The St Louis Cardinals was his favorite baseball team for his entire life, he enjoyed following and watching this team.

John operated the Whitehouse Roller Rink and Air Park Bowling Lanes for many years in the 1970’s and 1980’s

John and his wife Carol run Country Tours & Travel, a motor coach tour company for many years and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada with their clients.

John is survived by the love of his life, wife Carol Roll-Hendershot, his son John Robert Hendershot (Linda) and his daughter Janet Barclay (Duane), and his sister Patricia Hendershot, and by his step-children Karin Roll and Rick Roll, 17 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. He leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and cousins that were very dear.

Calling hour will be Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford DE 19963.  http://www.delawarehospice.org

 

 

Sandra Jane Russell

 

Sandra Jane Russell, age 77, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Hunterdon Care Center with her devoted husband by her side.

She was born on December 9, 1938 in New Brunswick, NJ.  She resided in Willingboro, NJ for 46 years before moving to Lebanon, NJ.   

She was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Gosner Doosey.

Sandra was the wife of Ken R. Russell, celebrating 58 years of marriage. 

She was a housewife that enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed games of all kind, especially scrabble, mahjong and computer word games.    

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Willingboro, NJ for 45 years. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include two sons; Ken Russell and his wife Joanne of Wallingford, CT and Kevin Russell of Howell, NJ.  One daughter; Kim Russell and her husband Michael Tucholski of Lebanon, NJ.  Five grandchildren; Sean Russell and his wife Dawn of Toms River, NJ, Kelsey Russell and his wife Kristen of Howell, NJ, Branden Russell of Farmingdale, NJ, Daniel Russell of Wallingford, CT and Hannah Russell of Wallingford, CT.  Two great-grandchildren; Rachell and Dylan. 

Predeceased includes three brothers and three sisters. 

Memorial service will be Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11am at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private.

The Russell Family would like to thank the Hunterdon Care Center, especially the staff of A2 wing, for their loving care that was provided to Sandra. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org. 

 

 

Georgia Mae Hendershot

 

Georgia Mae Hendershot, age 48, of Readington Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on November 5, 1967 in Quakertown, PA.  She resided for most of her life in Hunterdon County, NJ.

Georgia was the wife of George Hendershot Jr., celebrating 21 years of marriage.

She was a graduate of North Hunterdon High School.  She was a Shift Manager at McDonald’s in Clinton, NJ. 

Georgia was a homebody and an animal lover.

She was a past member of Annandale Reformed Church in Annandale, NJ. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include one daughter, Sarah Ann Hendershot and one son, George Hendershot III, both at home.  One brother, Thomas Hawkins of Washington, NJ.  Her biological mother, Diane Luscher and her husband David of Alto, MI.  Her father-in-law and mother-in-law, George Sr. and Judy Hendershot of Annandale, NJ.    Several Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  She is also survived by many beloved pets. 

Predeceased includes her maternal grandparents who raised her and one brother, Raymond Hawkins. 

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

Memorials may be sent to the Hendershot Family to: 2871-3 Rt. 22 East, Lebanon, NJ 08833.   

 

 

John W. "Pete" Dunlap

John W. "Pete" Dunlap beloved husband, father and grandfather of Lebanon Township, age 82, passed away on Saturday Aug 13, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Twp. NJ.

Pete was born on Sept 12, 1933 in Washington, NJ. He lived in Lebanon Twp for 61 years.  Pete now joins his wife Judy who preceded him in death by 38 days ago on July 5, 2016.  He celebrated 61 years of marriage in April 2016. He was the son of the late John W Dunlap, Sr. and Josephine Plauski Washington, NJ.

Pete Served in the Korean Conflict as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He received many metals. He retired from the NJ Carpenters Union, Raritan, NJ.  He enjoyed gardening and raising his prized tomatoes of which he won many ribbons at the Flemington Fair for many years. Pete loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, farming and taking care of his lawn. He was a life member of the Lebanon Twp. Service Association, raising funds for the squad.

He is survived by his 2 daughters; Dee L. Lacey and her husband Rick of Washington, NJ and Debbie Spencer and her husband Jeff of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  5 grandchildren; Aaron Lacey and his wife Christine of Hamilton, NJ, Richard Lacey and his wife Mary of Camp Hill, PA, Holly Gallardo and her husband Julio of Washington, NJ, Heidi Kovacs of Stockton, NJ and Jeffrey Spencer Jr. and his wife Christine of Milford, NJ.  8 great-grandchildren; Cristian Gallardo, Anthony Lacey, Daniel Gallardo, Madeline Kovacs, Rachel Lacey, Taylor Lacey, Miranda Kovacs and Jeffrey Spencer III.  A sister, Mary Lamar and her husband Robert of Sebring Florida.

A brother, William Dunlap preceded him in 2010.

Calling hours will be Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 6pm-8pm and Monday, August 22, 2016 from 10am-11am followed by funeral service at 11am on Monday, August 22, 2016.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

At the request of Pete and the family, in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The VFW National Headquarters 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, designated to: Helping Veterans Program Fund. In memory of Cpl. John W Dunlap USMC.
To view Pete's memorial video, please click here.

 

 

Herbert James 'Jim' Monk

Herbert James ‘Jim’ Monk, age 68, of Milford, NJ passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.

Jim was born on March 21, 1948 in West Pittston, PA.  He had resided in Milford, NJ for the past 6 years and prior to that lived in Bethlehem Twp., NJ for many years.

He was the son of the late Herbert J. and Hilda M. Strotz Monk. 

He was the husband of Linda M. Jacobus Monk, celebrating being together for 45 years. 

Jim was a graduate of North Hunterdon High School and later earned his oil burner technician certificate.  He was a technician for Van Doren Oil Co. for 36 years until his retirement in 1998. 

Jim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.  He also was an animal lover. 

Survivors in addition to his loving wife include 2 sons; Eric J. Monk and his wife Tasha of Phillipsburg, NJ and Shawn D. Monk and his wife Colleen of Bloomsbury, NJ.  3 daughters; Jamie A. Botzan and her husband Chris of Pohatcong Twp., NJ, Jessica A. Madron and her husband Marc of Sisters, OR and Crystal L. Mayberry and her husband Richard of Green Lane, PA.  10 grandchildren; Kayla Monk and her fiancé Cliff Virgile, Brett Monk and his fiancée Ashlee Modica, Nicholas Monk, Kyrsten Monk, Brayden Monk, Tristen Madron, Holly Madron, London Madron, Amelia Mayberry and Adam Mayberry.   1 great-granddaughter; Ava Monk-Virgile and 1 step-great-granddaughter; Alayna Modica.  1 sister; Barbara Alpaugh and her husband Donald of Wattsontown, PA and 1 brother; Larry Monk of Spokane, WA.  Several nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by 1 sister; Shirley Drake. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm with funeral service at 4pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

 

 

Betty Alma Krause

Betty Alma Krause, age 82, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Lopatcong Care Center in Phillipsburg, NJ.

She was born on June 21, 1934 in Passaic, NJ.  She lived in High Bridge, NJ since 1976.

Betty was the daughter of the late Frank Krause Sr. and Gertrude Beerden Krause.

Years ago, she worked for Hoechst Celanese Corporation, a manufacturer of bulk and specialty chemicals, in Branchburg, NJ.

Betty was a big fan of Law & Order and was an avid reader.  She also enjoyed knitting and in her younger years she enjoyed bowling.  

Survivors include one son, Patrick P. Krause and his girlfriend April of High Bridge, NJ, one grandson, Jacob Arnold Krause and his mother Amy Lynn Rosina of Yardville, NJ and one brother, Frank Krause Jr. and his wife Kathy of Wayne, NJ.  

Predeceased includes one brother, Robert Krause and one sister, Marion Alfonso.  

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

Memorials can be made to High Bridge Emergency Squad, PO Box 14, High Bridge, NJ 08829 or hbes.org/donate   

 

 

Katherine P. Thorne

 

Katherine P. Thorne, age 92, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon), NJ passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Kay was born on November 22, 1923 in Supply, VA, the daughter of the late William Pomeroy and Effie Myrtle (Anderson) Parr. She moved to NJ in 1941 and in 1950 married George Thorne. Upon her marriage she moved to Franklin Township where she lived the rest of her life.

Kay first worked at an airplane factory in West Trenton during World War II. She then went on to graduate from the Somerset Hospital School of Nursing in 1947.  As an R.N., she worked at Somerset Hospital and then for many years at Hunterdon Medical Center, retiring in 1988 from the urology practice of Dr. Mitchell. After her retirement, she lent a hand at her son’s dental practice.

After retiring, Kay and George traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada in their RV, managing to see 49 states.

Kay and George celebrated 51 years of extraordinary marriage prior to George’s passing in 2002.

Kay was a faithful and active member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Pittstown, NJ since 1952 where she taught Sunday School and enjoyed Women’s Association activities.

Kay loved birds, especially owls. She collected owls of all kinds. She enjoyed watching the birds at her feeders. In her last few years she found great joy in watching live cams of owl and eagle nests. She also enjoyed gardening, wildflowers, knitting and stitching and the word scrambles in the daily paper. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow.

Kay is survived by one brother – Floyd Parr of Rockfield, KY, two sons - G. William Thorne, DDS and his wife Jayne Keller, DMD of Greencastle, PA, and Jeffrey B. Thorne, DDS and his wife Bev of Lebanon, NJ, four grandchildren - Amelia E. Johnston and her husband Marc of Santa Cruz, CA, Brian Thorne of Milwaukee, WI, Betsy Thorne of Nashville, TN and Michael Thorne of Lebanon, NJ and three step-grandchildren – Kristen, Laura and Megan Willwerth.

In addition to her husband George, Kay is predeceased by brothers Alvin, Walter, Harwood and Arthur Parr and sisters Olive Leonard and Margaret Pearson

A Celebration of Kay’s life will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2pm at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Pittstown, NJ. Arrangements are by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in Kay’s name to: The Raptor Trust, 1390 White Bridge Rd, Millington, NJ 07946 or Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 2 Race St, Pittstown, NJ 08867. [The Raptor Trust is a wild bird rehabilitation center. The Trust includes a hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities, quality exterior housing for several hundred birds, and an education building. An advocate for birds of prey for three decades, it is now recognized as a national leader in the fields of raptor conservation and avian rehabilitation. http://theraptortrust.org]

 

 

Santa Ronda

Santa Ronda, age 98, of Whitehouse Station, NJ passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ.

Santa was born on November 1, 1917 in San Germán, Puerto Rico.  She was a resident of Whitehouse Station, NJ since 2008, having moved from San Germán, PR and prior to that Fort Lee, NJ. 

Santa worked as a packer in the meat department for Food Fair Supermarket in Fort Lee, NJ until her retirement. Santa loved music, sewing and cooking for her family.

She was the daughter of the late Guillermo and Catalina Lugo Colón. Her husband of 65 years, Dumas (Bruman) Ronda Perez passed away in 2006. She was predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters.

Santa is survived by two sons, Brugman (Ray) Ronda of Port Charlotte, FL, Carl Ronda and his wife Diane of Andover, NJ, a daughter, Carmen Guido of Whitehouse Station, NJ, and her sister, Antonia Colón Lugo of Mayagüez, PR. She was deeply loved by her 6 grandchildren, Carl David Ronda, Brugman Ronda, Helene Lombardo and her husband Stephen, Heather Ubalde and her husband Jason, Nicholas Ronda and Ray Ronda. She was further blessed with 6 great-grandchildren, Vincent Lombardo, Victoria Lombardo, Caeden Ronda, Stephen Lombardo Jr., Max Ubalde and Matilda Ubalde. 

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10AM at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 500 US-22, Bridgewater, NJ.  There will be another viewing, followed by a Mass and burial, in San Germán, PR, arranged by Aviles Funeral Home.  

 

 

Roy Edward McCumbers Jr.

 

Roy Edward McCumbers Jr., age 42, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at home. 

He was born on January 18, 1974 in Somerville, NJ.  He had resided in High Bridge for the past 15 years. 

Roy was the son of Roy Edward McCumbers Sr. of WV and Patricia E. Holoman Yawger, and step-son to Edward Yawger, both of High Bridge, NJ.

Roy was a graduate of North Hunterdon High School.

Years ago he worked as a dishwasher at Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown, NJ. 

Roy loved fishing with his family and good friends.

Survivors in addition to his parents and step-father include 2 brothers, Edward L. Yawger II and his wife Samantha of Alpha, NJ and Andrew R. Yawger and Kristin Hann of High Bridge, NJ.  Nephews and niece, Nathan Edward Yawger, Kevin Yawger and Katrina Yawger.   Aunts and Uncles, Joseph Holoman and his wife Joan of Salisbury Twp., PA, Dolores DeLorenzo of Bridgewater, NJ, Scott Boeman and his wife Marlene of Gilbert, PA, Ellie Ward and her husband Jack of Lebanon, NJ, Robert Yawger of Bangor, PA, Gladys Yawger  of Pen Argyl, PA, Carol Groff of Nazareth, PA and Sharon Ziolkowski and her husband Frank of Easton, PA.  Many cousins including Jessica DeLorenzo and Kevin, Chris DeLorenzo and his wife Michelle and Joey Holoman. 

Predeceased includes one cousin, Tommy Holoman who passed away in March of 2016. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm with funeral service at 8:30pm.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

  

 

Rose Lorenzo Young

 

Rose Lorenzo Young, age 103, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown, NJ.

She was born on June 18, 1913 in High Bridge, NJ and she was a lifetime resident of the area.  She lived in the same home in High Bridge for 100 years.  

Rose was the daughter of the late Michael and Filomena Marconi Lorenzo.

Her husband, Howard W. Young, passed away in 2000.  

Rose was a Seamstress for the High Bridge Dress Factory for many years until her retirement.  

Rose loved to sew and will always be remembered for being feisty.  

Survivors include several step-children, nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren.  

Predeceased in addition to her husband includes one sister and several brothers.   

Calling hours will be Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 from 7-9pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Thursday, August 4th at 11am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 59 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment at Old St. Mary's Cemetery in Clinton, NJ.

 

 

Kristin Ann Daly

Kristin Ann Daly, age 26, of Alexandria Twp., NJ passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at home.

She was born on March 2, 1990 in Freehold, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Alexandria Twp., NJ. 

Kristin was the daughter of Drew and Doreen Chodkowski Daly of Alexandria Twp., NJ.

She graduated from Delaware Valley High School, class of 2008.  Upon graduating high school, she attended Rutgers University. 

Kristin was a server at The Grill at the Pittstown Inn in Pittstown, NJ.

Kristin loved gardening, drawing, snowboarding, hiking, going for walks with her dogs, listening to music and writing.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies. She also liked to knit and was an animal lover.  She will always be remembered for having the sweetest voice. 

Survivors in addition to her loving parents include her sister, Jaclyn Daly of Alexandria Twp., NJ, Aunts and Uncles, Terri Jean Elgin and her husband William of Somers, CT, Raymond Chodkowski of Lake Lucerne, FL, Patricia Daly of Bronx, NY and Theresa Chodkowski of Somers, CT and three cousins, Ryan Elgin of Somers, CT, Diana Elgin of Somers, CT and Ross Chodkowski of FL. 
Calling hours will be Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Monday, August 1, 2016 at 11am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2 Whitebridge Road, Pittstown, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

Memorials can be made to a Go Fund Me Account that was set up by Kristin's Aunt.  PLease visit  https://www.gofundme.com/kristindaly

 

 

Mabel Marlene Aanonsen

Mabel Marlene Aanonsen, age 81, of  Clinton, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by the loving care of her family on July 23, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on June 20, 1935 in Newark, NJ where she  spent the years of her childhood.   

In 1969 she moved to the town of Clinton, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Elsie Jay, and the sister of Virginia Kurek of Fanwood, NJ.

Mabel was the wife of George C. Aanonsen, celebrating 56 years of devoted marriage this past November 28th.

Mabel graduated from the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Newark, NJ and had a very commendable career in the nursing field.  In the beginning of her career, she worked as a visiting nurse, ER nurse and later as a Nursing Instructor at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Newark.  She worked for Dr. Pierce in Clinton, NJ as an office nurse and bookkeeper.  In the 1970’s she went to night school to complete her Bachelor’s degree in nursing.  Upon her graduation, she became the first school nurse at Voorhees High School where she worked for 25 years until her retirement in 1999.  

Memberships include Clinton Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Club of Clinton.  Mabel was very active in the community making a difference by  participating  on the School Board in Clinton, raising money for the PTA, as well as donating to many charity organizations throughout her years.  

Mabel was a caring friend to all and truly had a special way of touching the lives of others.  She will always be remembered for her kind heart and for being such a wonderful mother and wonderful grandmother.  She cherished time with her family, grandchildren and friends.  Mabel was an extremely creative person with a great sense of humor.  She was an avid reader, gardener, enjoyed counted cross-stitch, quilting and her favorite pastime knitting.    

Survivors in addition to her loving husband George, include 4 children, Paul Aanonsen of Washington, DC, Amy Aanonsen of Stroudsburg, PA, Jennifer Szachara and her husband Scott of Chantilly, VA, and Patty Jennings and her husband Chris of Clinton, NJ.  3 granddaughters, Veronica Szachara, Evelyn Szachara and Ava Szachara.  Her loving sister, Virginia Kurek and her husband George of Fanwood, NJ.  Many beloved nieces and nephews and beloved friends including Mark Elliott, Steve Loflin and Ceil Mulvey.  

Calling hours will be Friday, July 29, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be at Cherryville Mountain View Cemetery in Cherryville, NJ.  

Memorial donations can be made to The Hunterdon Medical Center Healthcare Foundation in honor of the 5th Floor West Nurses and Aides, 9100 Wescott Drive, Suite 202, Flemington, NJ 08822.  Flowers are also welcome as Mabel loved her flowers.

 

 

Steven W. Cadmus

Steven W. Cadmus, age 37, of Florence, NJ passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016.

He was born on May 10, 1979 in Altus, OK.  He was the son of Peter W. and Sharon Cadmus of Clinton, NJ. 

He was a graduate of North Hunterdon High School, class of 1997. 

Steven served as a Sergeant with the US Army from 1999 to 2002.  He was involved with Operation Iraqi Freedom and was the recipient of various medals, ribbons and badges including the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. 

Currently, Steven worked as the Production Lead for the AW139 helicopter for Leonardo, formerly Agusta Westland at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. 

Steven was an avid University of Tennessee Volunteers Fan.  He loved camping, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his children.  He was a former member of the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad in Clinton, NJ.  Steven always put everyone else first and was a true caretaker. 

Survivors in addition to his loving parents include his fiancée, Kelly Gaskill of Florence, NJ and his three daughters,  Aspen Cadmus of Sinking Spring, PA, Madison Cadmus of Sinking Spring, PA and Parker Cadmus of Florence, NJ, one brother, Thomas Cadmus of Easton, PA, uncles and aunts, Paul Cadmus and his wife Maryanne of Hauppauge, NY and David Cadmus and his wife Linda of East Meadow, NY and several cousins. 

Predeceased by his paternal grandparents, George and Alberta Cadmus and his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Jean Vann. 

Calling hours will be Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9pm.  Funeral Service will be Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment with military honors will be following at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad, PO Box 5265, Clinton, NJ 08809. 
To view Steven's video tribute, please click here https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/FZPNM3S3WFKC2XKF

 

 

Helena Anna Kolodzinski

Helena Anna Kolodzinski, age 90, of Readington Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Little Brook Nursing Home in Califon, NJ.

She was born on April 9, 1926 in South Plainfield, NJ.  She was a lifelong resident of Lebanon, NJ. 

She was the daughter of the late John G. and Mary M. Boschert Geschwind.

Helena’s husband, Marcel J. Kolodzinski passed away in 1967. 

Helena was a mother and homemaker.  Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren and extended family.  She was a passionate gardener, enjoyed sewing, baking apple pies, holding summer picnics and cooking for her family.  She loved all animals, especially her beloved dog Katie. 

Survivors include 1 son, Richard Kolodzinski of Manassas, VA, 3 daughters, Carol Schultz and her husband Joseph of Lebanon, NJ, Diane Kolodzinski of Whitehouse, NJ and Cynthia Kolodzinski of New Hope, PA  and 2 grandchildren, Olivia Masucci and Savannah Masucci.

Predeceased in addition to her husband were 9 half brothers and sisters and her longtime companion, Michael R. Petrouly. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 3-7pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes, 390 County Road 523, Whitehouse Station, N J.  Interment at St. Magdalen Cemetery in Flemington, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Open Arms Day Club, 18 Maple Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833. 

 

 

Mark E.Johnson

Mark E. Johnson, age 59, of Lebanon Township, NJ passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, NJ.

Born on October 15, 1956 in Perth Amboy, NJ,  Mark resided in Lebanon Township for 49 years.  Mark was the son of Joan Blanchard Johnson of Lebanon Township and the late Henry H. Johnson. He was the husband of Carolyn ‘Lynn’ R. Kluge Johnson, celebrating 35 years of marriage. 

A 1975 graduate of North Hunterdon High School, Mark owned and operated High Tech Electrical Contractors, LLC in Lebanon Township.  He sat on the Boards of Directors of the NJ Polled Hereford Association and the Plainfield Kennel Club.  He was involved in the 4H Cattle Club, Shooting Sports Club, and Veterinary club.   Mark was also a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Califon, NJ.

Mark was a dog enthusiast who enjoyed hunting birds, trap shooting, caring for his cattle, and carving decoys. 

Survivors in addition to his loving wife and mother include his daughter, Alexa M. Johnson of Lebanon Township, his sister, Chris Anderson, and her husband, James O’Shaughnessy, of Phoenixville, PA and many nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 398 County Road 513, Califon, NJ.  Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorial contributions can be made in Mark's honor to the Lebanon Township Fire Department, 532 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826. 
To view Mark's video tribute, click here

 

 

Judy Dunlap

Judy Dunlap, age 79, of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ. 

She was born on July 24, 1936 in Glen Gardner, NJ and she lived her entire life on West Hill Road in Lebanon Twp., NJ. 

She was the daughter of the late Stewart J. and Josephine J. Jablonski-Jabland Rogers. 

She was the wife of John “Pete” W. Dunlap, celebrating 61 years of marriage.

She graduated from North Hunterdon High School, class of 1954.

Judy was a volunteer EMT on the Lebanon Twp. First Aid Squad where she was a Life Member.  She also served as Police Matron for Lebanon Twp. Police for many years.  Years ago, she enjoyed being a Crossing guard for Valley View School.  Judy was currently participating in taking the dog census for Lebanon Twp. and Glen Gardner, NJ. 
Judy had 2 passions in life:  Helping people and helping animals.  

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include 2 daughters; Dee L. Lacey and her husband Rick of Washington, NJ and Debbie Spencer and her husband Jeff of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  5 grandchildren; Aaron Lacey and his wife Christine of Hamilton, NJ, Richard Lacey and his wife Mary of Camp Hill, PA, Holly Gallardo and her husband Julio of Washington, NJ, Heidi Kovacs of Stockton, NJ and Jeffrey Spencer Jr. and his wife Christine of Milford, NJ.  8 great-grandchildren; Cristian Gallardo, Anthony Lacey, Daniel Gallardo, Madeline Kovacs, Rachel Lacey, Taylor Lacey, Miranda Kovacs and Jeffrey Spencer III.  1 sister; Dorothy H. Jones of Brick, NJ. 

Calling hours will be Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10am to 12pm.  Funeral will immediately follow at 12pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Common Sense for Animals, 2420 NJ-57, Stewartsville, NJ 08886. 
To view Judy's memorial video, please click here: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/2RC2XFGYDNJN6WHR

 

 

Dorothy May Bittner

Dorothy May Bittner, age 89, of Washington, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2016 

She was born on April 3, 1927 in Pattenburg, NJ and lived most of her life in Hunterdon County.

Dorothy May was the daughter of the late Frank S. Hagerman Sr. and May Scott Hagerman.  

She is pre-deceased in death by her husband, Charles A. Bittner who passed away in 2003, and also her brother Frank S Hagerman Jr.

She retired many years ago from working at Wagner’s Fuel Oil in Clinton, NJ.  

Survivors include 1 brother; Francis Hagerman and his wife Ruth of Greenville, TN.  Sister in law Gloria Hagerman of Greenville, TN.  Nieces,  Elizabeth Jean Alvarado and her husband John of Washington, NJ, Sandra Stroz  Of Greenville TN.  Nephews, Frank S. Hagerman III of West Palm Beach Florida and Richie Sobel of Bridgewater NJ.

Great nieces and nephews, Tracy Glosser of Annandale, NJ,  Holly Glosser and Susan Hawes of Washington NJ. William Lipski Jr. of Las Vegas NV,  Kim Bridygham and her husband Barry Bridygham Jr.  of Oxford, NJ Robin Lipski of Greenville, TN, Christopher Alvarado of NY, NY, Christina Alvarado and Christopher Piquet of Central Square NY. 

Great-great nieces and nephews, Joshua Hagerman of Greenville, TN, Bobby Bridygham of Greenville, TN,  Tyler Bridygham of Oxford, NJ, Nasheer, Naji and Namaya Burkes of Greenville, TN and Xavier Piquet of Central Square, NY. 

Memberships include Pattenburg United Methodist Church in Asbury, NJ. She had a passion for playing her guitar and singing gospel/country western. 

Memorial service will be Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 4pm at Pattenburg United Methodist Church, 587 Main Street, Asbury, NJ.  With reception to follow at the church 

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

Memorials can be made in lieu of flowers to Pattenburg United Methodist Church, 587 Main Street, Asbury, NJ. 

 

 

 

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