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 www.dogparkinreadington.org/contact/volunteer-donate.
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 www.dav.org.
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, theaftd.org, 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, 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.
Carol Jean (Sherrerd) Farley
Carol Jean (Sherrerd) Farley, age 52, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at home.
She was born on October 5, 1962 in Flemington, NJ. She grew up in Clinton Twp., NJ and has lived in Clinton, NJ for 25 years with her husband, moving from Jutland, NJ.
She was the wife of Donald Farley, celebrating 30 years of marriage this past July.
She was the daughter of John M. Sherrerd and the late Barbara M. Lambert Sherrerd.
Carol was a North Hunterdon High School graduate and she attended Raritan Valley Community College.
She was a housewife.
She was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church her entire life and a member of the order of the Eastern Star Stewart Chapter #166 in High Bridge, NJ. Carol enjoyed reading, crocheting and doing sudoku puzzles.
Survivors in addition to her husband include 2 children; Alycia Farley and Steven Farley, both at home. 1 brother; Robin Sherrerd and his wife Linda of Bethlehem, PA. 1 sister; Kathleen Beckman and her husband Kevin of Louisville, KY. Several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11am at Clinton Presbyterian Church, 91 Center Street, Clinton, NJ. Inurnment at Riverside Cemetery immediately following. Funeral arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Fresenius Medical Care, Kings Court Dialysis Center, 2 Kings Court, Suite 100, Flemington, NJ 08822.
Walter V. Caskey
Walter V. Caskey, age 73, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ.
He was born and raised in Newark, NJ and lived for many years in North Plainfield, NJ until settling in Clinton Twp., NJ where he enjoyed spending time with his friends and neighbors.
He was the son of the late Walter and Eleanor LaPont Caskey.
He was the husband of Mary M. Shorie Caskey, celebrating 49 years of marriage.
Walt owned and operated Graphic Research Inc. in Fanwood, NJ for many years. He then restarted a smaller company, Graphic Research LLC in Warren, NJ where he worked until his sudden death.
He served in the US Air Force in the 1960’s and was a true patriot.
He was a member of the Reaville Sportsman’s Association in Flemington, NJ and the 200 Club of Union County.
Walt was generous beyond measure and loved by all.
Walt is survived by his beloved wife, Mary and 2 daughters; Cheryl Caskey and her partner Catherine Ioannides of Flemington, NJ and Kelly Ingram and her husband Dan of Hampton, NJ. 2 cherished granddaughters; Kelsey Ingram and Madison Ingram. 1 sister-in-law; Vicki Anscau and her husband Dave of Scotrun, PA.
Calling hours will be Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with Funeral Service at 8:30pm. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment will be private.
A celebration of his life will be scheduled in the spring of 2015.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clinton Rescue Squad, 48 Old Highway 22, Annandale, NJ 08801.
John Patrick Brown Jr.
John Patrick Brown Jr. , age 82, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.
He was born on May 31, 1932 at Morristown, NJ. He grew up in Bedminster, NJ and was a resident of Somerville for thirty years before moving to High Bridge NJ in 1984.
He was the son of the late John Patrick Brown Sr. and Catherine Ann (Jones) Brown.
His wife, Barbara Keegan Brown predeceased him in 2006.
In his youth, he was an altar server at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Far Hills NJ. John was a 1952 graduate of Bernards High School where he was a pitcher on the Mountaineers’ baseball team. Upon his graduation, he tried out for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. He was drafted into the US Army where he served in the Korean War from 1952-1954 as a field artillery gunner on the 105 Howitzer.
John was a salesman of electrical supplies for many years at Acme Electric in Somerville, Circle Electric in Plainfield and, lastly, for Hesco Electric Supply in Annandale.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in High Bridge. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 12 in Somerville NJ and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Spruce Run Memorial Post 5119 in Glen Gardner NJ. He was an avid bowler and a member of many teams throughout Central Jersey.
Survivors include his son John P. Brown IIII (Jack) of High Bridge NJ, three sisters, Nancy Santolini of Vineland NJ, Joan Vossen and Mary Ellen Brown of Annandale NJ, many nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews. He was also predeceased by two brothers-in-law, Concenzio (James) Santolini, and John L. Vossen.
Calling hours will be Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 1-5pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829. Funeral Mass will be Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ. Entombment will follow at t Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus, 59 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829 or Veterans of Foreign Wars, 179 Main Street, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826.
Marie Gallas, age 72, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at home.
She was born on August 9, 1942 in Bayonne, NJ and was a resident of High Bridge for most of her life.
She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Wojtkowski.
Her husband, William ‘Bill’ R. Gallas, passed away on August 4, 2014.
Marie worked as a Customer Service Representative for Verizon for many years until her retirement.
Survivors include 1 son Michael Gallas, 1 daughter Courtney Gallas and 5 grandchildren.
All services will be private. Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ.
Catherine L. Lacidonia
Catherine L. Lacidonia, age 91, of Union Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at home.
She was born on February 1, 1923 in Bluefield, West Virginia. She was a resident of Hampton, NJ for the past 6 years, moving from Lakewood, NJ and had spent most of her life in Jersey City, NJ.
Her husband, Manuel ‘Bob’ Lacidonia, passed away several years ago.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Soluri Merante.
She worked as a seamstress in New York City for many years.
Catherine was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Pittstown, NJ.
Survivors include 1 daughter; Sharon Bednarczyk and her husband Joseph of Hampton, NJ. 2 grandchildren; Danielle DeCroce and her husband Christopher of Hampton, NJ and Douglas Bednarczyk of Marlton, NJ. 2 great-grandchildren; Adrienne DeCroce and Dominick DeCroce, both of Hampton, NJ. 1 sister; Josephine Pascarello and her husband Mario of Lakewood, NJ.
Predeceased by 1 sister; Angelina Yacenda.
Calling hours will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2-6pm followed by a prayer service at 6pm. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Entombment will be private.