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Adam A. Wurtz

Adam A. Wurtz, age 82, of Ashburn, VA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.

The son of the late George and Magdalena Wurtz, he was born on July 4, 1932 at home in Piscataway, NJ and was a longtime resident of NJ, growing up in New Market Piscataway Twp attending St. John’s school in Dunellen and St. Peter’s High School in New Brunswick. 

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in business from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD in 1955, he returned to live in Dunellen where he met his wife Janet Flanagan-Wurtz.  They relocated to Clinton Twp. and later retired to Bluffton, SC, recently relocating to Ashburn, VA to live near family. 

After college, he served in the Army and was stationed in Japan.  He was an auditor/accountant for Philip Morris for 27 years, then went to work for Lockheed Electronics in North Plainfield, NJ and later Valcor in Springfield, NJ.  He was last employed by The Body Shop at their corporate office in Morris Plains, NJ. 

Adam loved going to auctions and enjoyed metal detecting.  He also loved spending time with his family.  He was a past member of Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, NJ, St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton, SC and St. John Neumann in Reston, VA. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Joseph M. Wurtz and his wife Dannie Myers-Wurtz of San Diego, CA; his daughter Catherine A. Wurtz-Brodfuehrer and her husband Scott of Arlington, VA;   grandchildren Sierra Wurtz and Liam Wurtz,  of San Diego, CA; his sister Magdalena Daus and her husband John of Manville, NJ and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833.  Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church.  Burial at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29909, or Immaculate Conception School, 314 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ 08801. 



Carol E. Gulick

Carol E. Gulick age 76 of Lebanon Boro., NJ passed away Monday May 4, 2015 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born March 30, 1939 in Montclair, NJ and had lived in Lebanon many years before moving to Newtown, CT and in 1995, she moved back to Lebanon.

Mrs. Gulick was the daughter of the late Theodore and Ellen Maude McMenamin Unglaub.

She was a procurement administrator for Merck Corp in Whitehouse, NJ.

Survivors include a boyfriend; William ‘Willie’ Wilson of Lebanon, NJ.

Two daughters; Debbie Humphrey and her husband Mark of South River, NJ and Margaret Saharic and her husband Mark of Lebanon, NJ.

Four Grandchildren:Melissa Saharic of Annandale, NJ Mark Saharic  and his fiancé Megan of Lebanon, NJ Shawn Humphrey of Jersey City, NJ Justin Humphrey of South River, NJ.

One brother; Theodore Unglaub and his wife Barbara

She was predeceased by one nephew; Michael Unglaub

Mrs. Gulick played tennis, loved the beach and enjoyed Chocolate Martinis. She was also involved with the Round Valley United Methodist Church and Lebanon Seniors. She was a past member of the Lebanon Boro Ladies Auxiliary and a Life Member of the State Auxiliary of the Firemen of the State of New Jersey.  She loved her pets and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to plays and was on the Cemetery Board for the Union Cemetery in Lebanon.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Scarponi-Bright F.H 26 Main St. Lebanon. Funeral Services will be Friday May 8, 2015 at 10:00AM at the Round Valley United Methodist Church Lebanon, NJ. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery in Lebanon.

Memorials to the Hunterdon Cancer Center 2100 Wescott Drive Flemington, NJ 08822.



Charlotte Heinlein Brereton

Charlotte Heinlein Brereton, age 90, of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at home. 

She was born on April 17, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Lebanon Twp., NJ since 2007, moving from Sayreville, NJ. 

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Petry Heinlein.

Her husband, Leo V. Brereton, passed away in 1986. 

In her younger years, she worked for Paramount Pictures and later was a receptionist at a plastic surgeon’s office in Princeton, NJ yet she viewed her role as a homemaker to be her mission in life.

Charlotte loved spending time with her family and was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Pittstown, NJ.

Survivors include 6 children; Constance M. Brereton of Astoria, NY, John L. Brereton of Somerset, NJ, Laurence G. Brereton and his wife Evelyn of West Trenton, NJ, Paula B. Boss and her husband William of Millstone, NJ, Andrew J. Brereton and his wife Linda Cunningham of Glen Gardner, NJ and Leo V. Brereton Jr. and his wife Gina Toth of Weston, CT.  8 grandchildren; Rachel Brereton, Captain Peter Brereton, Caitlin Boss, Specialist Liam Brereton, Christopher Boss, 2nd Lieutenant Daniel Brereton, Gerard Brereton and Alexandra Brereton.  1 sister-in-law; Ruth Heinlein of El Paso, TX. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 daughter; Sister Rita Brereton and 12 brothers and sisters. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 3pm to 8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 2 Whitebridge Road, Pittstown, NJ.  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. 


Stacy Kontir


Stacy Kontir of High Bridge, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 30th, 2015. 

Stacy was a well-known part of the animal rescue community, working with various rescues and rehabilitation programs throughout the tri-state.  Stacy served as the Store Manager at Pet Valu in Clinton for 3 years, where she gained a loyal following of customers who she often called friends.

For those who knew Stacy, she was a dedicated, loving and generous friend.  She was a beacon of positivity and passion.  Stacy was a huge voice in the fight against animal cruelty and reducing the number of homeless pets.  As some have said, ‘Stacy always had a home for those who needed it most’.

Stacy is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Joseph Kontir and her family of furbabies. 


Geoffrey Darnbrough

Geoffrey Darnbrough, age 63, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at home. 

He was born in Cheshire, England and resided in High Bridge, NJ for the past 15 years.

He was the son of the late Geoffrey and Marjorie (nee Huddleston) Darnbrough.

He was an Organic Chemist, most recently working for Sanofi-Aventis in Bridgewater, NJ. 

Geoff loved to travel and was a great cook.  He was a very generous, kind and caring person who loved his home and entertaining. 

Survivors include one brother, Chris and 2 nephews; Andrew James and Iain Mark Darnbrough and  many beloved friends. 

His Memorial Service will be on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11am to 1pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. 


Arthur Charles "Buddy" Adler

On September 23, 2014 the Good Lord decided to call home one of his faithful servants, Arthur Charles “Buddy” Adler, Active Christian, veteran, independent voter, businessman, humanitarian, union actor and voice over artist at age 82 years at Parrish Community Hospital in Titusville, FL. 

He was born on May 5, 1932 in Queens, NY and moved to High Bridge, NJ in 1934.  He was a Christened Lutheran, but became a 60 year supporting member of the High Bridge United Methodist Church and at the time of his passing was a member of the High Bridge Reformed Church.

Buddy was very active all his life in Civic, Fraternal and Humanitarian efforts and never forgot his hometown of High Bridge.  He was a heart Boy Scout in High Bridge.  He was class President Class of 1951 HBHS active in Baseball and the Thesbian Society and Voted Most Likely to Succeed, Member HBHS Alumni Association, a Jaycee for many years as Local President Dover Area Jaycees, State VP, and National Director.  JCI Senator 6919, listed in the 1967 Issue of “5000 Outstanding Local President, and other awards.   A military Veteran of the NJ National Guard and then the US Army stationed overseas in Vienna, Austria 1953-1955.  While stationed there a Winner in the Novelty Category of the All Army Talent Contest with his Spike Jones Pantomime.  A member of the Herbert Cawley American Legion Post 0188 and is remembered in the C.K. Hoffman Veterans Memorial.  A 37 year member of the Host Masonic Lodge #6 F&AM formerly Hobart.  Raised in June 1970, and Past Master of Canaveral Lodge #339 in 1977 in Cocoa Beach, FL.  Recipient of the York Rite Gold Honor Award and Royal Order of Scotland.  He was a District Chairman of Citizenship and conducted many successful masonic projects including a 9 page offering called “The Future of Freemasonry” in 2007.  He played the lead role of George Washington all over Florida in the Masonic Scottish Rite George Washington Degree to celebrate the 200th birthday of America.  He was the main entertainment at the Masonic Grand Secretaries Banquet in Washington, DC in 1977, and an admired Masonic Ritualist.  He is a former Tall Cedar and Shriner in which he played the role of Ritual Potentate in the Ceremonials and entertained the Florida Grand Lodge for several years in Jacksonville and elsewhere. 

He was founder, chairman of the board and principal fundraiser for the Over the Rainbow Children’s Wish Foundation, Inc.  for more than 27 years formerly the Heather Templeton Children’s Wish Foundation, Inc..  Founder and benefactor of the Ethel Ann Dietze and Arthur L. Adler Memorial Education Assistance Award for more than 40 years given to High Bridge Middle School in Loving Memory of his Parents and benefactor of the Angel Award Foundation given to those who have served their Church and Humanity well for more than 15 years.

He was an American Patriot performing patriotic programs celebrating the United States of America and God for much of his adult life.  A popular internet blogger on major issues facing America and wrote a contributing series called “I remember when” for the High Bridge residents newsletter “The Bridge”. 

Buddy saved Walt Disney’s first studio the famous old garage and donated it free and clear to the Garden Grove, CA Historical Society along with part of his Disney memorabilia collection and later with former congressman Robert K. Dornan, obtained a National Day of recognition for Walter Elias Disney on December 5, 1989 and was given full credit in the Congressional Record. 

He was a Union Actor and Voice Over artist/impressionist belonging to SAG/AFTRA.AEA and did several TV shows including Jennifer Slept Here, Too Close for Comfort and “A” Team, while in California while Senior Contract Administrator for the Disney organization in Florida and California handling Special Projects, Capitol expenditures, and construction bids for major rehabs and new attractions.  He played the lead role of herod the great in the world famous Glory of Christmas and Joseph of Arimathea in the Glory of Easter for 1583 consecutive performances over 13 years at the Crystal Cathedral Church.  He was a Level 3 Certified High Powered/High Tech Hobby Rocket builder and launcher seen in several Hobby Rocket Publications.  He made a great Santa Claus!

He is the recipient of a Recognition Proclamation and Plaque from a former High Bridge Mayor Carl Lewis and a Certificate of Citizenship from the United Methodist Conference and many other letters of Praise and Accomplishment.  He was a writer and public speaker.  In 1987, he raised more than $4000 for the then Heather Templeton Children’s Wish Foundation, Inc.  on a hot summer night at then HBHS Auditorium. 

But, most of all he loved his hometown and his old lifelong friends at High Bridge, NJ and all those memories!  Some older High Bridge residents may remember Buddy Alder entertaining at the Annual Fireman’s carnivals with his Spike Jones Auto Races, always offering his time and talent to many!

He is survived by his first cousin Allan Hunt of Ft. Lauderdale, FL as well as a first cousin Ronald Birchall in St. Augustine, FL and Janice Chaitow of Tampa, FL.

His wonderful mother, Ethel Ann, an accomplished Pianist and artist, and his father Arthur L. Adler, who owned Art’s Sunoco Service on West Main Street preceded him in death.  Also predeceased by his first cousin, Marilyn Karrmann. 

Memorial service took place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the High Bridge Reformed Church. Military Honor Guard will be by the High Bridge American Post #188.

A graveside Service with military honors will take place on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 11am at Spruce Run Cemetery, 442 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ. 

Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ. 



Kay M. Kobran

Kay M. Kobran, age 88, of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on December 16, 1926 in Newark, NJ and had resided in Lebanon Twp., NJ for the past 5 years, moving from Irvington, NJ. 

She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Catherine Wilcox Figueroa. 

Her husband, Charles W. Kobran, passed away in 2003.

Kay was a Sales Supervisor at J&J Distributors in Newark, NJ until her retirement in 2001. 

Survivors include 1 sister; Joyce Konicki with whom she lived in Lebanon Twp., NJ and 1 nephew; Anthony Konicki. 

Pre-deceased by 1 sister; Thelma Boyle.  1 brother; Frederick Figueroa.  1 brother-in-law; Danny Konicki. 

Calling hours will be Friday, April 10, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm and Funeral Service Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11am.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ. 



William 'Billy' Douglas Hamilton

William ‘Billy’ Douglas Hamilton, age 72, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ .

He was born on June 29, 1942 in Boston, MA.  He had resided in High Bridge for the past 25 years, moving from Hillsborough, NJ. 

He was the son of the late Frederick and Jane Roberts Hamilton.

He was the husband of Rosalia M. Hamilton, celebrating 34 years of marriage. 

Billy was a US Army Serviceman, serving from 1960 to 1964. 

He was a musician and composer, performing and recording internationally using the name
‘Billy D. Hunter’.  He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians.  He was also a Master Mason at Atlas Pythogoras Lodge #10 in Westfield, NJ. 

Survivors in addition to his wife include 7 children; Margaret Lafko of Brimfield, MA, Jon Hamilton of MA, Jennifer Hoffay of Troy, NY, Louis Nemeth III of New Haven, CT, Laura Fog of Phoenix, AZ, Lawrence Nemeth of Southern CA and Skyler Rose Hamilton of High Bridge, NJ.  13 grandchildren.  2 sisters; Dorothy Heskey and Charlotte Hamilton.

Predeceased by 2 brothers; Steven Hamilton and Robert Hamilton. 
Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment to follow at Locust Grove Cemetery in Quakertown, NJ. 



Nancy Patricia Duffy

Nancy Patricia Wiggans Duffy, age 52, of Lebanon Township, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 2, 2015 after battling Acute Leukemia for a year. 

Born on August 13, 1962 in Westport, CT she was the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Roy Glen Wiggans and Marita Mayers Wiggans.  She was also predeceased by her brother, Alan Wiggans, and her stepfather, Dr. Erwin J. Silverglide.  Having spent her childhood in Connecticut, where she also attended Southern Connecticut State University, she spent much of her adult life in New Jersey.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, she is survived by her husband of 12 years, Christopher Duffy, her daughter, Sarah Taha (Paul Zito) of Glen Gardner, NJ, her son, Sammy Taha of Jersey City, NJ, and her granddaughter, Mariah Lynn Taha. She is also survived by her siblings - R. Glen Wiggans MD (Marlo) of Athens, GA; Ann Parise (Dennis) of Simsbury, CT; Jane Wiggans of Fallbrook, CA; Susan Wiggans (Kevin Wiggins) of Stratford, CT; Robert Wiggans (Candy) of Arnold, MD as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. 

She had worked in the Accounting Department of Hunterdon County Social Services in Flemington, NJ, after several years of helping women and their children who were victims of domestic abuse at the Resource Center of Somerset, NJ.

Nancy enjoyed sewing, reading, and Scrabble.  She loved animals, from the chickens her family raised in her childhood, to her pet cats and dogs throughout her life.  She dreamed of witnessing the Monarch Butterfly migration in Mexico.  But what she loved most was sharing a story and a laugh with her family.  She looked forward to those times when everyone could come together for an afternoon, a day, a weekend to reminisce and catch up.  She made it her mission to make each holiday and birthday bigger and better than the year before.  Her role as mother and as grandmother defined her life.  She was a fierce supporter and cheerleader for her children and granddaughter.  She took advantage of every moment to remind them of her love and her pride and never missed an opportunity to brag to those around her of their achievements.  You could never leave her house without a hug, a kiss, and a promise to let her know when you got home safely.

Calling hours will be Monday, April 6, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Burial at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale, NJ. 

Memorials may be made to Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, 1004-A O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129.



Lucy A. 'Luann' Andruzzi-Bird  

Lucy A. ‘Luann’ Andruzzi-Bird, age 57, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ. 

She was born on March 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Hunterdon County for the past 25 years, moving from Somerset, NJ. 

She was the daughter of the late Joseph Jr. and Barbara Rose Lentino Andruzzi.

She was the wife of Kenneth E. Bird.

Luann was a Sales Representative for Nexxus and Emiliani Beauty Supply in Somerset into the late 1990’s. 

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed feeding the birds and deer in her backyard.  She was a very talented photographer and a great cook.  She was very family orientated and loved hosting family holidays and birthdays at her home.   In recent years, she became active with the Open Cupboard Food Pantry in Clinton, NJ. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include 1 son; Jeffrey Newbrough and his wife Kristin of Greenwich Twp., NJ.  1 stepson; Brian R. Bird of East Stroudsburg, PA and 1 stepdaughter; Danielle M. Bird and her fiancée Chris Spino of Greenwich Twp., NJ.  1 grandson; Robert Joseph Newbrough.  1 brother; Joseph Andruzzi III and his wife Mary of Somerset, NJ and 1 sister; Robyn McGuire and her husband Charles of South Bound Brook, NJ.  Several aunts and uncles.  Many nieces and nephews. Numerous loving friends who will dearly miss her. 

Predeceased by 1 sister; Elaine Andruzzi. 

Calling hours will be Tuesday, March 10, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 59 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to the Open Cupboard Food Pantry, 37 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ 08809. 


Janet Patricia Hagan

Janet Patricia Hagan, age 77, of Wellington, FL, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the JFK Medical Center in Lake Worth, FL.

She was born in Brookline, MA and had lived in Lebanon, NJ for most of her life before moving to Florida several years ago.

She was the daughter of the late Albert and Stella Malinowicz Dusey.

Her husband, Amiel William Hagan, passed away in 2009. 

She was a Kindergarten Teacher.  She taught at the High Bridge Elementary School for many years, until her retirement in 2000. 

Survivors include 3 sons; Glenn William Hagan of Whitehouse Station, NJ, Michael Allen Hagan and his wife Wendy of St. Croix Falls, WI and Mark Reading Hagan and his partner Jesse of Wellington, FL.  1 brother; Albert Dusey of Wellington, FL. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 sister; Anita Dusey. 

Calling hours will be Friday, March 13, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes in Whitehouse Station, NJ.  Entombment at St. Magdalen’s  Mausoleum in Flemington, NJ. 

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


Kevin Joseph Devine   

Kevin Joseph Devine, 65, of Whitehouse Station, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville.

Kevin was born April 7, 1949 in Queens, NY to parents Donald and Mary. He grew up in Queens Village as the eldest of six children.

He graduated from Bishop Reilly High School in Fresh Meadows, NY. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Kevin moved with his family to New Jersey in 1981 to pursue his career in the pharmaceutical industry. He held top-level sales and managerial positions at companies including Sandoz, FMC, and Roussel Bio Corporation. He settled in Basking Ridge in 1989, where he and his first wife raised their two daughters and proudly attended all of their soccer games, swim meets and music concerts.

He left the pharmaceutical world in 1998 to be the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at TSI, a software solutions company founded by his brother, Daniel.

In 2002, Kevin moved to Whitehouse Station, where he and his wife, Nancy, brought home the first of their beloved Golden Retrievers, Beamer. They would adopt two more Golden Retrievers, Moose and Brody, inspiring one of Kevin’s most impassioned endeavors.

He wanted a place in the community where dogs could socialize and run free of leashes, and in 2011, he founded the Dog Park in Readington. He devoted himself tirelessly to its creation, and then to its maintenance and improvement. He could always be found there on a sunny weekend day, running with his dogs and entertaining other members.

Kevin had many other passions throughout his life, including marathon running, sailing and traveling, but watch collecting brought him the most joy. He spent time with fellow IWC watch collectors at the SIHH meeting in Geneva every January, and attended many IWC events throughout the world. He loved watches, but even more, he loved the people he met in the watch community. He relished being called a “Blues Brother” with one of his best collector friends because of their shared affinity for blue watch dials.

There was no one more kind-hearted and generous. He cherished his friendships, many of which originated in childhood. He brightened every room he entered with his twinkling blue eyes and easy smile.

Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; his daughter, Katie; his siblings, Donna, Michael, Robert, Daniel and Mary Ellen and their spouses Richard, Cathy, Kathryn, Maria and Ken; and dozens of nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He is pre-deceased by his daughter, Kelly, and both parents.

Calling hours will be Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12noon to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm with Memorial Service at 7pm.  All at Grand Colonial, 86 Rt. 173, Hampton, NJ.  Please use the banquet facility back entrance.  For any questions on directions you may call the Grand Colonial directly at 908-735-7889. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kevin’s memory to Friends of the Dog Park in Readington, P.O. Box 518, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 or

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


Albert James Harlfinger

Albert Harlfinger passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 23, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  He was 82 years of age. 

Al was born and raised in Summit, NJ and after graduating from Summit High School, was called into the Korean War where he served in the Army for two years.  He was always proud of his service to his country.

Returning from the war, Al joined the New York State Police where he served for five years.  He left the State Police to return home to Summit where he ultimately became employed as a Salesman for Nabisco Company and remained until his retirement 38 years later.

Al was pre-deceased by his beloved daughter, Kathleen Harlfinger.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Olivia Mary Harlfinger, his beloved and caring step-daughters Donna Coates and her family and Dawn Bernstein and her family.  He is also survived by two children and two grandchildren. 

He and his wife Olivia enjoyed traveling and also spent many winters vacationing in Vero Beach, Florida with their many friends.  Two of his greatest joys in life were fishing, gardening and he was an eternal Yankees fan. 

Al sincerely appreciated the prayers, compassion and morale support he received from his devoted wife, caring family members, close friends, kind neighbors and his Hospice Nurses and Personal Home Health Aide.

Calling hours will be Monday, March 2, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Interment to follow at St. Teresa’s Cemetery, 136 Passaic Avenue, Summit, NJ. 

Memorial donations in Al’s name can be made to The Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or by visiting



Dr. Louise B. Miller

Dr. Louise B. Miller of Tewksbury Township, N.J., died peacefully at home on February 20, 2015 after a long and courageous struggle with frontotemporal dementia and cancer.

A memorial service celebrating her life of love and achievement will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at the Cokesbury United Methodist Church in the Cokesbury section of Tewksbury Township. A remembrance reception will follow.

Born in Kansas City, MO, to Isa D. and Edgar E. Barton, Louise grew up in Maplewood, N.J. After graduating from Mt. Holyoke College with a B.A., she married Melville D. Miller, Jr. and made her home in Cambridge, MA and Branchburg and Tewksbury, N.J. She is survived by her husband; her three children Tristan, Koren and Kendra; eight of her nine grandchildren, Tiernan and Taran Miller; Prem, Maya and Jayan Bhatt; and Ariela, Miles and Isaiah Gibson; her siblings John Barton, Anne Wittke, James Barton, Elizabeth Barton and Mary Barton Biegelsen; and by many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her first grandchild, Torin Miller, her brother Worth Barton, and her sister Carolyn Barton.

Louise earned a Master of Arts and PhD. from Rutgers University’s School of Communication, Information and Library Science. Her professional endeavors included serving as a librarian in Phillipsburg, N.J.; a librarian and media specialist at Clinton Township Public Schools; teaching at Rutgers and Kean Universities; consulting in test design and professional accreditation for the Educational Testing Services; and reviewing children’s literature for numerous national journals. She was an active member of the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and media literacy organizations, as well as the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Louise’s life was one of joy and love, drawn above all for and from her children, grandchildren, spouse and family; from her idyllic rural home; and from her many avocational pursuits - travel, gardening, golf and other athletic activity, photography, and, perhaps above all others, reading books, books and more books.

Arrangements are by Scarponi - Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, N.J. There will be a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration,, AFTD, Radnor Station, Bldg. 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia, Radnor, PA, 19087; or Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ, 08822.



Anne C. Giuliano


Anne C. Giuliano, age 92, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at home.

She was born on August 9, 1922 in Jersey City, NJ.  She resided in Newark, NJ for most of her life before moving to Clinton Twp., NJ one year ago. 

She was the daughter of the late James and Mary Freschi Gregory.

Her husband, Daniel Giuliano, passed away in 1985.

Before she was married, Anne worked for many years as a seamstress at a Leather Goods Factory. 

Anne enjoyed sewing and she loved to dance.  She attended Arthur Murray dance school, and even obtained several trophies for her talents in ballroom dance. 

Survivors include 6 brothers; Marco Gregorio and his wife Margaret of VA, James Gregory and his wife Florence of Manchester, CT, Franklin Gregory and his wife Roberta of Lebanon, NJ, Le Roy Gregory and his wife Marilyn of Rutherford, NJ, Samuel Gregory of VA and Daniel of Jersey City, NJ.  2 sisters; Julia Smith of Paramus, NJ and Frances Pavick and her husband Ted of South Orange, NJ.  Many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. 

Predeceased by 1 brother; Louis Gregory and 1 sister; Marie Disbrow. 

Calling hour will be Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 9am to 10am, followed by Funeral Mass at 10am.  All at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 59 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.    Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.   Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822. 



Robert MacLennan

Robert MacLennan, age 93, of Sanford, VA passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at home surrounded by family. MacLennan was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II, a Pearl Harbor survivor who was recently honored at a ceremony at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.  He and his wife Dorothy MacLennan had five children.

The son of the late John and Frances Annette Sison MacLennan, Robert was born in Stockton, CA on January 12, 1922. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 on April 9, 1940 and served until April 14, 1946.

On December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,” he was onboard the USS Tennessee, stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI. MacLennan survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and went on to serve onboard both the USS Lexington and the USS Torchwood as Gunner’s Mate First Class.

Robert married Dorothy Lanci on January 27, 1943. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he enjoyed a long career as a printer at Art Color in Dunellen, NJ before managing the printing department for Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, NJ. 

Robert was an avid reader who enjoyed the company of his family as well as traveling. A former scout master, he led many camping trips throughout the United States. He was always skilled with his hands and put his talents to use building the family’s summer home on Long Island in New York. Throughout the years, he and his wife, Dorothy, owned and maintained this home along with others in New Jersey, Virginia, and New Mexico.

After Dorothy’s passing in 1996, he joined his son-in-law, Retired U.S. Navy Commander, Paul Brooks, on a Tiger Cruise onboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln from Honolulu to Everett, WA – his first time in Hawaii and on a naval ship since the 1940s. A few years later, he returned to Hawaii to live beneath the palm trees with the Pacific Ocean at his door.

“Grandpa Mac,” as his grandchildren affectionately called him, was a man who took pride in always eating dessert first. He will be dearly missed.

MacLennan is survived by 2 sons; Robert MacLennan and Rodrick MacLennan and his wife June Julian. 3 daughters; Arlene MacLennan, Francine Brooks and her husband Paul Brooks and Dorothy Klitsch and her husband Paul Klitsch. Grandchildren; Ryan MacLennan, Barrett Brooks and his wife Jennifer Brooks, Kristin Stockwell and her husband Matthew Stockwell, Brian Klitsch, Matthew Klitsch, and Caitlin Edwards and her husband Adam Edwards.  4 great-grandchildren; Jason Brooks, Ivy Brooks, David Stockwell and Leah Stockwell. 

Graveside services with Military Honors will be Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.  Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make a donation to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore.



Edward M. Smith


Edward M. Smith, age 86, of Massapequa Park, NY passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ. 

He was born on December 25, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Massapequa Park for over 50 years.

He was the son of the late Patrick and Margaret Ryan Smith.

He was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Korean War from 1951 to 1957.

Edward worked in banking as a manager in New York.

He was a devout Catholic and was a member of Our Lady of Lords in Massapequa Park, NY. 

Edward loved to travel and enjoyed cruises.  He was also an avid reader and liked going to the movies and dining out. 

Survivors include his sister; Margaret Sullivan of Whitehouse Station, NJ.  Several nieces and nephews.  Many great and great-great nieces and nephews. 

Viewing will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 9am to 10:30am at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass immediately following at 11am at Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, NJ.  Interment at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA. 

Memorials can be made to the Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. 



Carlton 'Lefty' D. Voorhees


Carlton 'Lefty' D. Voorhees, age 84, of Lebanon Borough, NJ passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

He was born on October 17, 1930 in Lebanon Borough and was a lifelong resident of Lebanon Borough. 

He was the husband of Lois Jane Hoffman Voorhees, celebrating 62 years of marriage. 

He was the son of the late Dewey S. and Florence Bunn Voorhees. 

He was a 1949 graduate from Clinton High School.

Lefty was a Mason Contractor, operating C.D. Voorhees in Lebanon, NJ.   

Memberships include; Lifetime member of the Lebanon Fire Company and past member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon. 

He enjoyed watching his kid’s sports and had a passion for auto racing.

Survivors in addition to his wife include 4 children; Don Voorhees and his wife Chris of Pattenburg, NJ, Wayne Voorhees and his wife Gloria of Bethlehem, PA, William Voorhees of Lebanon, NJ and Robert Voorhees and his wife Caroline of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  6 grandchildren; Amy Voorhees Marcigliano and her husband Jon, Mark Voorhees and his wife Mary, Brian Voorhees, Stacy Voorhees, Gage Voorhees and Kara Voorhees.  5 great-grandchildren; Lucas and Liam Marcigliano, Enzo and Nina Voorhees and Mia Concilio. 

Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 7-9pm.  Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Lebanon Fire Company, 88 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833.



Ruth 'Babe' Evelyn Schoenfelder


Ruth ‘Babe’ Evelyn Schoenfelder, age 89, of Glen Gardner, NJ passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ. 

She was born on August 31, 1925 in Westfield, NJ and moved to Hunterdon County in 2003, moving from Garwood, NJ. 

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Anna Bock Peters. 

Her husband, Harry Schoenfelder, passed away in 2003. 

She was a housewife.  She was a great cook and loved her family and cherished spending time with them.  She was known for always having a poodle and over the years would give several the same names.

Survivors include 1 daughter; Susanne Wyckoff of Clinton, NJ.  1 granddaughter; Kimberly Linzer and her husband Scott of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  3 great-grandchildren; Matthew Linzer, Stephanie Linzer and Jessica Dalpe. 

Calling hours will be Monday, January 12, 2015 from 10am to 12noon, followed by a Funeral Service at 12noon.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833.  Interment at Graceland Memorial Park in Kenilworth, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to a charity of one’s choice.