Geraldine Ann 'Gerry' Frey
Geraldine Ann ‘Gerry’ Frey age 82 of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away Friday March 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born March 21, 1931 in Central Islip, NY and had resided in Clinton Twp., for 14 years moving from Dover, NJ where she had lived for 47 years.
Mrs. Frey was the daughter of the late John and Bridget McSharry Johnston.
She was a Registered Nurse at the Dover General Hospital in Dover, NJ retiring in 1984.
Mrs. Frey received her Diploma in Nursing at the Mary Immaculate School of Nursing in Jamaica, NY.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years Leo J. Frey Jr. 1-son Leo J. Frey III and his wife Jeanette of Clinton Twp., NJ. 1-daughter Jackie Smith and her husband Paul of Windsor Locks, CT.
5-grandchildren – Anna Curtis, Vickie McShane, Gwen Bishop, Tim Smith and Jenny Frey.
6-great grandchildren Lilla Bishop, Tommy Bishop, Genevieve Smith, Abbie McShane, William Smith and Finn McShane.
1-brother Jack Johnston and his wife Ginny of Hendersonville, NC.
1-broyher-in-law Michael Frey and his wife Alida of Newburyport, MA.
Mrs. Frey was predeceased by a daughter Patricia M. Frey in June 2012.
Memberships include Immaculate Conception Church and it’s Altar Rosary Society and the Women’s Club of Port Charlotte, FL where she served as President.
Gerry was a talented artist who created beautiful oil paintings, decorated elaborate cakes, crocheted baby blankets, and was an avid gardener.
Calling hours will be Monday March 10, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please send Mass Cards. The family requests that no perfumes, colognes, or scents be worn to the viewing or funeral due to allergies.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 316 Old Allerton Road Annandale, NJ.
Interment will be private at the St. John of God Cemetery in Central Islip, NY.
Sylvia Jane O'Rourke
Sylvia Jane O’Rourke age 73 of Williams Township, PA passed away Friday March 7, 2014 at the Old Orchard Health Care in Easton, PA.
She was born August 25, 1940 in Binghamton, NY and had lived many years in Pittstown, NJ before moving to Williams Township, PA.
She was the daughter of the late Harry and Carol Evelyn (McGregor) Apgar.
Her loving husband Ronald J. O’Rourke passed away in 2011.
Mrs. O’Rourke was a Professional Fund Raiser Coordinator for the Overlook Hospital Foundation in Summit, NJ.
Surviving are two sons Thomas P. Danielson of Pittsburgh, PA and Christopher and his wife Kelly Danielson of Williams Twp., PA, one daughter Cynthia and her husband Mark Flagg of North Clarendon, VT; three stepchildren, Michael O’Rourke of Alpha, NJ, Kathleen Farrelly of Bushkill, PA and Mary Mahoney of South Sterling, PA; and one sister Constance Archibald of Washington, NJ; five grandchildren and a great grandson.
Mrs. O’Rourke was predeceased by a sister Sally Ann Wilson and stepson Ronald J. O’Rourke II.
Calling hours will be Sunday, March 9 from 3:00–6:00 p.m and Funeral Services will be Monday, March 10 at 11:00 a.m. all at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.
Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Inc., 4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020.
Charles George Metzler
Charles George Metzler, affectionately known as “Red,” passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Memory Care Living in Chester, NJ. He was 88 years old. He was born on November 6, 1925 in Far Hills, NJ, son of Asa and Thelma Metzler. He was a graduate of Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. Following an honorable discharge, Red returned home to NJ where he met his wife, Virginia. They were married on April 7, 1952.
As a lifelong resident of Whitehouse Station, NJ, he retired from Readington Township in 1989. He was also a lifetime member of the Whitehouse Station Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching NASCAR races and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard Metzler; and beloved wife, Virginia “Gin” Metzler.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Robin Metzler, and his longtime companion, Kathy Ardoline, of Bethlehem, PA and his daughter, Penny Moore, and her husband, Douglas of Three Bridges, NJ.
As well as his five grandchildren, Todd Metzler of Columbus, MT; Rebecca Allan (Moore) of Morris Plains, NJ; Allyson Hickswa of Bethlehem, PA; Courtney Moore of Washington, DC; and Meredith Metzler of Saylorsburg, PA. Along with five great-children: Caleb, Jackson, Layne, Cameron and Liberty. He will be deeply missed by his sister, Lola Connor of Alpha, NJ. He will also be missed by many additional family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00pm at the Whitehouse Fire Station, 271 Main Street, Whitehouse Station, NJ. A private burial will be held at later date at Somerset Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements are being made by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to help fight Alzheimer’s disease through vital research and essential support programs and services, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
William 'Bill' Lee Langston Sr.
William ‘Bill’ Lee Langston Sr., age 88, of Boonton, NJ passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at St. Claire’s Hospital in Denville, NJ.
He was born on July 11, 1925 in Atlanta, GA. He resided in Hunterdon County for many years.
He was the son of the late Don Langston Sr. and Dixie Dodgen Langston.
William was the husband of Adele Derda Langston.
He was a Cpl. in the United States Marine Corps serving in both World War II and Korea.
He was a retired Lathe Operator for John’s Manville Corp. in Manville, NJ.
William was a Giants and Yankee fan. He also enjoyed golfing. He was very active as a poll worker and challenger. During the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, he worked as a security guard. . After retirement, William and his wife traveled to all 50 states in their RV and cruises.
He was a member of the Clinton Fire Department, NJ Exempt Firemen’s Association, the Marine Corp. League, Hunterdon County Bulldogs of the Marine Corp. League and Gem Vac Veterans.
Survivors in addition to his wife include 2 sons; William Langston Jr. and his wife JoAnn of Bethlehem Twp., NJ and Timothy Langston and his wife Cindy of Clinton, NJ. 2 grandsons; Tyler Langston and Rocco Ferraro. 3 brothers; James Robert Langston and his wife Betty of Fort Myers, FL, Thomas Langston and his wife Pat of Belvidere, NJ and Kenneth Langston and his wife Marty of Conway, SC. 1 sister; Peggy Tinnis of Easton, PA. Several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by 1 son; Jeffrey Langston. 1 daughter; Linda Langston. 1 brother; Don Langston. 2 sisters; Norma Bush and Carol Baker.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2-4pm and 6-8pm with 7pm services by the Hunterdon County Marine Corps League detachment #927 and Firemen’s pass thru at 7:30pm. Funeral will be Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11am. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Clinton Fire Department, P.O. Box 5062 Clinton, NJ 0889 or Clinton Rescue Squad, PO Box 5265, Clinton, NJ 08809.
Willard 'Bill' Sutton
Willard C. ‘Bill’ Sutton, age 81, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on his family dairy farm where he was born on December 5, 1932 and had lived his entire life.
He was the son of the late Edson and Harriet M. Lare Sutton.
In addition to working the farm also worked from 1972-1994 as a custodian for the Readington Twp. Elementary School in Readington Twp., NJ.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years Marilyn B. McCrea Sutton. 1 son; Kevin F. ‘Fred’ and his wife Judy Sutton of Clinton Twp., NJ. He is also survived by many cousins.
Bill was predeceased by 1 daughter; Susan L. Sutton who died in 1971 and a special Uncle Johnny Lare.
Bill was a member of the Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Cokesbury, NJ and was a former trustee at the Church. He was also the caretaker and member of the Cokesbury Cemetery Association.
Calling hours will be Thursday February 27, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 and Funeral Services will be Friday February 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM. All at the Scarponi-Bright F.H. 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.
Interment will be at the Cokesbury Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.
Wendy Marie Lebelt
Wendy Marie Lebelt, age 48, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 after battling cancer for 2 years.
She was born on April 3, 1965 in Somerville, NJ. She had resided in High Bridge since 1972. Prior to that, she lived in Manville, NJ.
She was the daughter of the late Richard T. Lebelt Sr. and Beverly Dorthy Anderson Lebelt.
She was a 1983 graduate of Voorhees High School.
Wendy was a PCA nurses assistant working at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.
Memberships include Collie Club of America, Hunterdon Hills Collie Club and Certified Nursing Assistant Program.
Wendy enjoyed her horses and her collies.
Survivors include 1 son; Ted Keimel of Chester, NJ. 2 daughters; Brandy Keimel and Shelby Keimel, both of Chester, NJ. 2 brothers; Kenneth Lebelt and his wife Donna Lebelt of Alpha, NJ and Richard Lebelt Jr. and his wife Heidi Lebelt of Stroudsburg, PA. 4 nieces; Carlee Lebelt, Brooke Lebelt, Madison Lebelt and Paige Lebelt.
Funeral Mass will be Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, High Bridge, NJ.
Memorials to Hunterdon Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822 or Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.
John A. 'Jack' Nagle Jr.
John A. ‘Jack’ Nagle Jr. age 50 formerly of High Bridge, NJ passed away Wednesday February 19, 2014 in Kenilworth, NJ.
He was born October 9, 1963 in Raritan Twp., NJ and grew up in High Bridge, NJ.
Jack was a Landscaper and he loved the outdoors, especially fishing.
Survivors include: 1 son Joey Nagle of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
His father John A. and his wife Sandy Nagle of Califon, NJ.
His mother Patricia Shaw Schultz and her husband Ron of Judsonia, Arkansas.
2- brothers- Tim and his wife Beth Nagle of Northampton, PA and Kevin and his wife Valerie Nagle of Benton, Arkansas.
1 step sister- Laurie and her husband Bob Lueger of Califon, NJ.
Many nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by 1 step brother; Randy Harner.
Calling hours will be Sunday February 23, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 with prayers at 3:30 all at the Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home 66 Main St. High Bridge, NJ.
Interment will be private.
Joyce Sammis Smith
Joyce Sammis Smith age 87 of Montgomery Twp., NJ passed away ate the Stonebridge at Montgomery on Sunday February 9th 2014.
She was born June 13, 1926 in Somerville, NJ and she had lived many years in Pennington, NJ before moving to Montgomery Twp. in 2002.
She was the daughter of the late Charles Russell and Madeline Buckenham Sammis.
Joyce was a Vice President of the Walter F. Smith Insurance Co. in Trenton, NJ.
Her husband Rauland Praul Smith passed away in 1981.
Survivors include 1- sister Marion Sammis Straussfogel of Cape Coral, FL and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was predeceased by 2-sisters Libby S. Dow and June Michaelson.
Calling hour will be Tuesday February 11, 2014 from 6-7PM followed by Funeral Services at 7:00 PM all at the Scarponi-Bright F.H. 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.
Interment will be private. Memorials can be made to one’s choice.
Richard Francis Burd, Jr.
Richard Francis Burd, Jr. age 48 of Alexandria Twp., NJ passed away Tuesday January 28, 2014, at home.
He was born February 4, 1965 in Raritan Twp., NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.
He was the son of the late Richard F. Burd, Sr. and Grace Beam Burd of Califon, NJ.
Mr. Burd was a Corrections Officer for the State of New Jersey at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, NJ for ten years, retiring in 2010. After retirement, he was employed by South Ridge Community Church for three years, in maintenance.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jennifer C. Baker; sons, Richard F. Burd III of Clinton, NJ and Joshua John Burd of Califon, NJ; daughter, Julia Carol Burd of Alexandria Twp., NJ, brother-in-law, Christopher G. G. Baker and his wife, Deborah L. Baker of Chapel Hill, NC, his mother and father-in-law, George J. Baker and Carol Baker of Califon, NJ; brothers, Joseph Smith of Oldwick, NJ and Donald Burd of British Victoria, Washington; sisters, Shirley Burd of Missouri, Marjorie Farho of Missouri, Blanche Hoffman of Asbury, NJ, Susan Fairbrother of Carbondale, PA, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Burd was predeceased by a brother, Lindy Burd.
Mr. Burd was an avid outdoorsman, attended South Ridge Community Church, was a family farmer who raised livestock and hay. He was a handyman and able to repair even the most complex broken item. If he couldn’t fix it, he was able to rig it !
Calling hours will be Monday February 3rd, 2014 from 3-5:00 with a service at 5:00 - all at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.
Interment will be private.
Memorial gifts may be donated to Joshua Burd for his second Teen Missions International service trip to the far east in the summer of 2014. Donations can be made to Joshua Burd 362A CR 513 Califon, NJ 07830. All checks must be mad eout to Joshua Burd. http://www.teenmissions.org/
Eleanor N. Cavlier
Eleanor N. Cavlier age 85 of High Bridge, NJ passed away Tuesday January 28, 2014 at the Country Arch Care Center in Union Twp., NJ.
She was born May 15, 1928 in Plainfield, NJ and had lived in Bound Brook, NJ before moving to High Bridge in 1993.
Mrs. Cavlier was the daughter of the late Paul and Theresa Batiato DeGaetano.
Her husband James A. Cavlier passed away in 2008.
She was a Salesperson for Teppers Department Store in Plainfield, NJ.
Survivors include 2- daughters Christine and her husband Russell Jasaits of Ocala, FL and Cindy A. and her husband Charles Cavlier of Pittstown, NJ.
8- Grandchildren Steve Cavlier, Jessica Dame, Michael Jasaitis, Matt Jasaitis, Jayna Dorris, Mark Jasaitis, Morgan Jasaitis and Jenny Riedle and 11 Great Grandchildren Natalie Ringer, William Dame, Michael Dame, John Jasaitis, Kelsie Jasaitis, Ethan Jasaitis, Aiden Jasaitis, Jane Dorris, Katelyn Dorris, Nathan Jasaitis and Alice Jasaitis.
1-Sister Vera Pepe of Georgia.
Mrs. Cavlier was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.
Calling hours will be Sunday February 2, 2014 from 2-5 at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.
Funeral Mass will be Monday February 3, 2014 10:00 AM at the St. Joseph’s Church 59 Main St. High Bridge, NJ.
Interment at Bound Brook Cemetery Mountain Ave. Bound Brook, NJ.
Jack Alfred Williams
Jack Alfred Williams age 91 of High Bridge, NJ passed away Friday January 21, 2014 at home.
He was born December 21, 1922 in New York City and had resided in High Bridge since 2006, when he moved from Brevard NC and Trout Creek NY, where he had split his time since his retirement.
He was the son of the late James and Nana Brill Williams. His wife Jean Preston Williams passed away in 2008.
Jack was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who served in the Pacific Theater as a bombardier and navigator on B-24 bombers. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in serving our country. He was also a member of the 500th Bomb Group Association. Jack was attending Queens College in NYC when he enlisted in 1942.
Jack retired from M&T Chemicals in Rahway, NJ as an Advertising Manager.
Survivors include a son Richard and his wife Sandy Williams of High Bridge NJ and their children Karen and Jack Williams, and a daughter Jill Williams of Dover NJ.
Funeral Services will be private under the direction of the Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ.
Fred A. Kelly
Fred A. Kelly, age 58, of Bethlehem Twp., NJ passed away Wednesday January 22, 2014.
He was born November 14, 1955 in Towanda Twp., PA. and was the son of the late Fred and Elge M. Varesio Kelly.
Mr. Kelly was a graduate of Cook College , Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ.
Mr. Kelly was a Resource Conservationist for the USDA – NRSC Department of Agriculture out of Somerset, NJ for 30 years.
Survivors include Ellen his wife of 32 years, son Joseph of New York City, daughter Laura of Hoboken, NJ, sisters Lynn Kelly of New York City, Carol Kelly of Hopewell, NJ and Geri Kelly-Gross of Topanga, CA.
Calling hour will be Sunday from 1:00 – 2:00 followed by Funeral Services at 2:00 all at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.
Interment will be private.
David J. Wall
David J. Wall, age 82, of Oxford, NJ passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.
He was born on May 31, 1931 in the Village of South Hampton Long Island, NY. He resided in Oxford for 1 ½ years, moving from Hillsborough, NJ where he lived for 9 years. Previous to that, he lived many years in Watchung, NJ.
He was the son of the late John Christopher and Emily Lee Wall.
David was in the Merchant Marines from 1948 to 1950 serving on the Great Lakes.
He was a truck driver, working for Weldon Concrete in South Plainfield, NJ.
Memberships include Watchung Chemical Engine Company, the Teamsters Union 866 & 469 and Optimist Club of Watchung. Survivors include 1 son and 5 daughters including Diane Keefe and her husband Raymond of Lincoln Park, NJ and Denise Mitterando and her husband Rick of Glen Gardner, NJ. 6 grandchildren including Jackie Gilmore and Nicholas Mitterando. 4 great-grandchildren including Isabelle, Maximus and Carly. 1 brother John Wall of Whitehouse Station ,NJ and 2 sisters June De Cicco of Andover ,NJ and Jeanne Bogus of Estero, Florida and one brother predeceased Donald.
Calling hours will be Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 2-4pm followed by Funeral service at 4pm. All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. Interment will be private.
'Wonderful' Georgia Mae Walls
‘Wonderful’ Georgia Mae Walls, age 80, of Pittstown, NJ passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.
She was born on September 1, 1933 in Somerville, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.
She was the daughter of the late George and Helen Poole Schuyler.
She was a graduate of Clinton High School.
Georgia was the wife of Leon E. Walls, celebrating 62 years of marriage this past Christmas.
She was a telephone operator in the 1950’s for Clinton Telephone Company in Clinton, NJ.
Georgia loved people and enjoyed talking on the phone to many friends and family. She also loved to watch game shows and play cards. Whenever anyone would ask her how she was she would always reply, “I am wonderful.”
Survivors in addition to her husband include 3 children; Debi Walls of Pittstown, NJ, Leon Walls of PA and Darryl Walls of Holland Twp., NJ. 6 grandchildren; Erica Amon, Ryan Catanzareti, Cheryl Stephens, Patrick Catanzareti, Carla Skeuse and Damian Walls. 5 great-grandchildren; Aiden Amon, Tucker Stephens, Ross Stephens, Olive Skeuse and Skylar Stephens. 3 sisters; Shirley, Dwanne and Donna.
Predeceased by 1 daughter; Cheryl Patinella and 1 granddaughter; Carla Marie Patinella.
Calling hours will be Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 10am to 12 noon followed by Memorial Service at 12 noon. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Interment will be private.
Carolyn H. Branch
Carolyn H. Branch, age 92, of Lebanon, NJ, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Morristown Hospital in Morristown, NJ.
She was born November 13, 1921 in Lewisburg, PA and resided many years in Niskayuna, NY before moving to Lebanon, NJ in 2005.
Mrs. Branch graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson University in Deland, Florida. She devoted her life to her family and was beloved by all who knew her.
She was the daughter of the late Roy F. and Virginia C. Howes.
Her husband, Garland M. Branch Jr., passed away in 2000.
Survivors include her sister, Emily Young of Ithaca, NY; her four children: Virginia C. Branch of St. Helena Island, SC; Garland M. Branch, III of Natick, MA; Charles N. Branch of Sunnyvale, CA; and Helen E. Branch of Whitehouse Station, NJ. She had ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There will be a gathering of friends on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ.
Instead of flowers, a donation may be made to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA, 23453, 1-888-249-3797, www.operationsmile.org.
Karen Ann 'Mom' Lenox
Karen Ann ‘Mom’ Lenox, age 70, of Jim Thorpe, PA passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the home of her son in Jim Thorpe, PA.
She was born June 14, 1943 in Massachusetts and had lived in Clinton Twp., NJ before moving to Jim Thorpe in 1984. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna Greta Lenox.
She was a stewardess for Eastern Airlines and later a housewife. She also was a babysitter and had worked for Kraft Foods retiring in 1984.
Survivors include 2- sons Kevin Paul Schneider of Lebanon, NJ and Steve Lenox Schneider of Jim Thorpe, PA. 1-sister Barbara and 2-grandsons – Colby and Toby Schneider both of Lebanon, NJ.
All funeral services will be private.
Arrangements by Scarponi – Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.
Francis E. DeLorenzo
Francis E. DeLorenzo age 89 of High Bridge, NJ passed away Monday December 30, 2013 at his home.
He was born August 31, 1924 in Raritan, NJ (Somerset County) and he had lived in High Bridge since 1955 moving from Raritan, NJ. He was the son of the late Faust and Emma Pastor DeLorenzo.
His wife Frances L. Matthews DeLorenzo died in 2009.
Mr. DeLorenzo was retired from the High Bridge Middle School working as a custodian for many years. Previously he had worked for the Caruso Builders in Raritan and before that he was in the Carpenters Union Local #455.
Survivors include 1- son Charles F. at home. 2-daughters Helen F. DeLorenzo and Mary Ann DeLorenzo both of Phillipsburg, NJ.
5-grandchildren Christopher and Trent DeLorenzo, Pearl and Joshua VanNest, and Justin McCann.
4-great grandchildren Aubrey, Adrianna and Preston McCann, and Amyalissa Collazo.
1-brother Alfred DeLorenzo of Hillsborough, NJ and 2-sisters Marie Cap of Manville, NJ and Dorothy Fedorczyk of Manville, NJ.
He was predeceased by 2- brothers Faust and Andrew and 1-sister Eleanore Zitani.
He was a member of St Joseph’s Church in High Bridge, NJ.
Calling hours Friday January 3, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ. Funeral Mass Saturday at 10:00AM at St Joseph’s Church 59 Main St. High Bridge, NJ. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery Clinton, NJ.
Barbara P. Cleveland
Barbara P. Cleveland, of Hackettstown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, where she had resided with her husband, Roy Francis Cleveland for the past three years.
Barbara was born in Portland, Maine on June 22, 1927, to the late Earl Virtue and Anna C. (Wilson) Virtue. She graduated from South Portland High School, went on to nursing school and did her training as a nurse cadet at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
At the end of World War II, she married Roy, who had just completed his service in the U.S. Coast Guard. They raised three daughters, Sharon, Susan and Donna. The search for better employment brought them from Maine to Staten Island, New York, where Roy grew up, and then to Edison, New Jersey. They semi-retired to Intervale, New Hampshire, later retired to Robinwood Village in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania and then moved to The House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, New Jersey to be closer to their daughters.
Barbara enjoyed many interests, including knitting and other needlework, playing cards and games, gardening and was an active member of the Edison Garden Club. She was a member of the Republican Club and worked at the voting centers on election days. Her employment history was quite varied, including baking, sales, embroidery work, and food preparation.
She enjoyed family vacations, especially to historical places and, of course, skiing. When the children were grown, Barbara and Roy enjoyed traveling with friends and especially going 'down east' in the Fall every year.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three daughters, Sharon Zydiak (Wayne) of High Bridge, NJ, Susan Thomas of Indio, CA, Donna Sanderson (Marc) of Wharton, NJ; and four grandchildren, Curtis Meaney (Kim) of Hampton, NJ, Shawn Bird (Helen) of Pine, CO, Shannon Stocker (Dane) of Collins, NY, and Michael Thomas of Indio, CA. She was predeceased by her brother, Wesley Virtue of Tunkhannock, PA.
Memorial Service will be Saturday December 21, 2013 at 1PM at The House of the Good Shepherd Chapel, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara's name may be made to The House of the Good Shepherd Fund, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. (800) 272-3900 www.alz.org.
Manford Elwood "Pick" Pickrell Jr.
On Thursday December 5th 2013 Manford Elwood "Pick" Pickrell Jr. quietly passed away at his daughter's home in Clinton Twp., NJ.
He was born on August 8th 1931 in Syracuse, NY to the late Manford Elwood Sr. and Bernice Calvert Pickrell.
While attending East Aurora High School Class of 1949 he was a three letter man and their star basketball player. One of his classmates stating in Pick's yearbook "Good Luck to a fellow you can never miss in a crowd".
Graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1953 "Pick" had entered the ROTC program. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War years.
He married Sarah Elizabeth Taliaferro in 1954 and had two children, Dianne Lynn and Stuart Scott. Pick left the Air Force in 1955 and joined his father in a career in the design and distribution of motion picture equipment in Buffalo, NY. Moving to New Jersey in 1964 he elevated his career to become president of Xetron Corporation in Cedar Knolls before retiring in 1988. He was a true car enthusiast and loved working on and driving exotic cars. So much so that he was a past president of the North American Maserati Club while living in NJ.
In 1989 he moved to Del Ray Beach, Florida enjoying a life of boating and spending time with family and friends. In 2005 he moved to Knoxville, TN with longtime companion Shirley Ketcham before returning to New Jersey in 2011.
Pick is survived by his daughter Dianne Storey and her husband Michael. He has two grandchildren ; Kirk Christopher and Nicolette Elizabeth and one step-grandson Damian Michael Storey of High Bridge,NJ. He is also survived by his sister Jackie Haveman of Fort Worth, Texas and his longtime companion, Shirley Ketcham of Lake Canandaigua, NY. He is predeceased by his son Stuart Scott Pickrell.
Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, NJ
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Sharon M. Apperson
Sharon M. Apperson, age 70, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.
She was born on March 24, 1943 in Phoenix, Arizona. She had lived in New Jersey since 1990, moving from California.
She was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. John Ralph and Betty Jean Luick McCombs.
She graduated from California State University at Hayward with a degree in microbiology and also the College of Notre Dame in California with her MBA.
Sharon was a microbiologist, working for Ethicon in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Survivors include 1 sister; Diane McCombs-Wilcox and her husband Jim Wilcox of California. 2 nephews; Cass McCombs of California and Devin Wilcox of California. Good friend; Dennis McNally of High Bridge, New Jersey.
Predeceased by 1 brother; Michael Earl McCombs.
Sharon was of the Baha’i faith. She was a member of the Gem Vac Veterans in Glen Gardner, New Jersey. She also was a volunteer at Lyons Veterans Hospital, specifically the Alzheimer’s unit. She worked closely with Rutgers University on their Veterans oral history program. She also enjoyed orchestrating Veterans Round Tables at the Clinton Library in Clinton, New Jersey. She was also an animal lover and advocate and was a Beekeeper. Sharon loved going to her second home in Saba island in the Caribbean.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:30am to 1:30pm with Funeral Service at 1:30pm. All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. Interment immediately to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ.
Memorials to Gem Vac Veterans, 2062 Route 31, Glen Gardner, New Jersey 08826.
Nicholas Luongo, 81 of Clinton NJ, died Friday November 22 at his home.
He was born on March 15, 1932 in Newark, NJ. He was the son of Genevoso Luongo and Angela Rosamilia.
Nick honorably served his country as a marine in the Korean War. Later he was a handy man to his properties in Clinton for 42 years.
In addition to his beloved wife, Angela, he is survived by one daughter Laura Fisch, and her husband Wayne. Four grandchildren, Tara Cornish, and her husband Nick, Heather Luongo, Rachael Fisch, and Trevor Fisch, Along with seven great grandchildren. Predeceased by 1 son; Patrick L. Luongo who passed away in 2001.
A grave side service will be held on Wednesday November 27th at 10:00am, at Evergreen cemetery on North Halstead Street in Clinton NJ. Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, NJ.
Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Robert 'Bobby' Charles Heine Jr.
Robert ‘Bobby’ Charles Heine Jr., age 51, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 after being in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on August 8, 1962 in New Brunswick, NJ. He had resided in Hunterdon County until moving to Arizona 23 years ago.
He was the son of the late Robert C. Heine Sr. and Donna Kimble Heine.
He attended North Hunterdon High School in Clinton Twp., NJ.
Bobby was a heavy machine operator, working for M & P Venture Partners LLC.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles, going to the shooting range, working on cars and going to casinos.
Survivors include 1 sister; Karen Bishop and her husband Robert of Asbury, NJ. 2 nieces; Kelly Bishop of Stewartsville, NJ and Kim Bishop of Washington, NJ. 3 great nieces and nephews; Anthony, Peyton, and Luke. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorial service will be Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2pm at the Bishop Residence, 6 Timberline Road, Asbury, NJ 08802. Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MAV (Motorcycle Accident Victims), PO Box 6, Pennsville, NJ 08070.
Evelyn M. Zellman
Evelyn M. Zellman, age 91, of Bethlehem Twp., PA passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Old Orchard Health Care Center in Bethlehem Twp., PA.
She was born on March 24, 1922 in Annandale, NJ. She lived in Annandale, NJ until moving to High Bridge, NJ in 1953. 6 months ago, she moved to Bethlehem Twp., PA.
She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Laura Snyder Manning.
Her husband, Hans E. R. Zellman passed away in 1987.
She was a Laundress at the Hunterdon Developmental Center in Clinton, NJ.
Evelyn was a member of the High Bridge Emergency Squad and Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Annandale Reformed Church. She also enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the Card Club. In addition, she enjoyed doing puzzles, bowling and watching the New York Yankees.
Survivors include 1 son; Thomas Zellman and his wife Sue of Bethlehem, PA. 1 daughter; Donna Rising and her husband Herman of Owego, NY. 1 granddaughter; Stephanie Kirk and her husband Ryan of Easton, PA. 2 step-grandchildren; Charlie Enman and his wife Kelly of Townsend, DE and Courtney Enman of Chester, MD. 1 great-grandson; Tyler Kirk.
Predeceased by 2 brothers; Bradley Manning and Sonny Manning. 4 sisters; Alice Sammis, Helen Wood, Addie Manning, and Ann Lissau.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11am. All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.
Memorials to the High Bridge Emergency Squad, PO Box 14, High Bridge, NJ 08829.
Elizabeth Kurtiak, age 71, wife of Carl Kurtiak of Berea, Kentucky passed away Monday Nov. 11, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. Elizabeth was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and was a resident of Pittstown, New Jersey for 25 years before retiring to Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Guiliano and Mary Zemereta Guiliano. She was a nurse for the Perth Amboy Hospital and was a loving mother and wife. Elizabeth is survived by her husband Carl Kurtiak of Berea Kentucky, and her 3 children; David Kurtiak of Clinton New Jersey, Phillip Kurtiak of Gibsonville, North Carolina, and Vanessa Rice of Georgetown Kentucky and her brother Dr. Phillip Guiliano of Medford New Jersey. She is also survived by her 7 loving grandchildren; Timothy, Andrew, Ryan, Savannah, Madelyn, Audrey, and William.
Calling hours will be Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 from 8:45-10:45am at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, New Jersey. Memorial Mass immediately to follow at 11:30am at Our Lady of Victories Church in Baptistown, New Jersey. Inurnment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery & Mausoleum in Annandale, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Michael Garafola, age 62, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on October 26, 2013 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.
He was born on November 2, 1950 in Jersey City, NJ.
He was the son of the late Michael and Marge Ferrandino Garafola, who previously owned Fat Mike’s in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. .
Michael was self-employed operating many businesses including a Cigar company, jewelry store and horse owner, all located in NJ.
He is survived by his ex-wife; Svetlana Garafola of PA.
No calling hours. Services will be private. Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.
Kirby George Overton
Kirby George Overton, age 76, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Hunterdon Care Center in Raritan Twp., NJ. following a long illness.
He was born on August 19, 1937 in London, Ontario, the elder son of the late Gordon and Gladys Morley Overton.
Although he was named after major league baseball pitcher Kirby Higbe, an All-Star with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1940, Kirby dedicated himself to a career in professional golf and was a US PGA member for many years.
Kirby worked as an assistant pro for the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the oldest country club in the US as well as the head pro at West Chester Country Club. Kirby and his wife were former owners of the Golf Store of Flemington in Flemington, NJ. In later years he worked as a teaching pro at Garden State Golf in North Branch, NJ and made custom clubs. Upon his retirement, he worked part time for SOS Security at Verizon Wireless in Bedminster, NJ.
Kirby was a member of the Spruce Run Lutheran Church.
Family members in addition to his wife of 24 years, Roxanne Jones Overton, include brother; Greg Overton and his wife Joanne of Moss Creek, IN; sons, Keith Overton and his wife Liz of North Wales, PA, Kirk Overton and his wife Heidi of Dresher, PA; daughters at home; Kaitlin and Allison; and grandchildren Joanna, Cole, Adam, and Melia.; nephew Michael Overton and niece Angie Overton of Indianapolis, IN.
Private family viewing. Gathering of friends on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 10am. Funeral service to follow at 11am at Spruce Run Lutheran Church, 442 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ. Interment will be private and at a later date. Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, High Bridge, NJ.
Memorials to Hunterdon Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822, Spruce Run Lutheran Church, 442 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ or St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325.
Gilbert Edward Carter
Gilbert Edward Carter, age 84, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Clinton Twp., NJ.
He was born on May 2, 1929 in East Orange, NJ. He has been a NJ resident for the past 3 years, moving from PA. Prior to that he resided in Hunterdon County for 65 years.
He was the son of the late Harry and Wilmie Bonnell Carter.
Gilbert served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1948 to 1952 on the USS Boxer.
He was a Rural Carrier for the Whitehouse Station Post Office, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 284 in Whitehouse, NJ and also a lifetime member of the NRA. He loved to go hunting and fishing.
Survivors include 2 sons; Jeffrey Carter of Whitehouse Station, NJ and Richard Carter of Upper Black Eddy, PA. 2 daughters; Kelly Greening of Milford, PA and Janet Pascoe of Blairstown, NJ. 9 grandchildren. 10 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm followed by Funeral services at 7pm. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment will be private.
Memorials to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.
Ronald J. Kane
Ronald J. Kane, age 77, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ.
He was born on January 14, 1936 in Summit, NJ. He had been a resident of Clinton, NJ for the past 9 years.
He was the son of the late Vincent Joseph and Anna Elizabeth Farley Kane.
He was the husband of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Ryan Kane, celebrating 37 years of marriage.
Ronald graduated from Millburn High School and served in the United States Army in the late 1950’s.
He worked for NJ Bell until his retirement in 1995.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, NJ and also a past member of the Elks Club in Springfield, NJ.
Ronald loved the Giants and Yankees. Years ago, he also enjoyed building race cars.
Survivors in addition to his wife include 1 step-son; Robert Griener and his wife Sharon of Madison, NJ. 1 step-daughter; Susan Link and her husband Cal of Harding, NJ. 4 grandchildren; Jessica Griener, Bailey Link, Charley Link and Casey Link. Several nieces and nephews. Many beloved friends.
He was predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters.
Calling hours will be Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 2-6pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Funeral Mass Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, NJ. Interment at St. Teresa’s Cemetery in Summit, NJ.
Memorials to Clinton Rescue Squad, PO Box 5265, Clinton, NJ 08809.
Clayton 'Babe' L. Manhattan
Clayton ‘Babe’ L. Manhattan, age 82, of North Plainfield, NJ passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Bethlehem Twp., NJ.
He was born on January 30, 1931 in North Plainfield, NJ and was a lifelong resident of the area.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Mildred Carson Manhattan.
Babe served in the United States Marine Corps in Korea from 1948-1952. He was involved in 5 major engagements and was a Purple Heart recipient.
He was a professional tree man, working for Shade Tree Department in the city of Plainfield.
He was an avid dancer, a loving father and a true patriot. His family was his joy –and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson.
Survivors include 1 son; Andrew Manhattan of Jakarta, Indonesia. 3 daughters; Kathleen Vinglas of South Plainfield, NJ, Elaine Fuchs and her husband Daniel of Valrico, FL and Wendy Theurer and her husband Richard of Bethlehem Twp., NJ. 1 son-in-law; Muammar R. Lopresti of South Plainfield, NJ. 6 grandchildren; Jennifer Jones, Diane Fuchs, Donna-Lynn Fuchs, Benjamin Theurer, Jacob Theurer and Olivia Theurer. 1 great-grandson; Daniel Fuchs.
Predeceased by 1 daughter; Diane Lopresti, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Memorial service will be Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6pm at Wendy Theurer’s home, 9 Rockhill Drive, Hampton, NJ. Inturnment will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10am at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, NJ followed by coffee hour at Kathleen Vinglas’s home 204 Fred Allen Drive, South Plainfield, NJ. Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Fay M. Tinnes
Fay M. Tinnes, age 93, of Raritan Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Independence Manor in Raritan Twp., NJ.
She was born on October 30, 1919 in New York, NY. She had lived in Raritan Twp., NJ since 2002.
She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Incaranata DeCristafaro Pernicone.
Her first husband; Ralph Donatelli, passed away in 1975.
Her second husband, John P. Tinnes passed away in 2000.
Fay was an accounting supervisor for Oliver Tire & Rubber in Flemington. After working there for 23 years, she retired in 1980.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry and doing ceramics. She also loved to sing.
Survivors include; 1 son; Kenneth A. Donatelli and his wife Eleanor A. of Clinton Twp., NJ. 1 step-son; John E. Tinnes of FL. 1 step-daughter; Carol Lilly of Annapolis, MD. 2 grandchildren; Kenneth M. Donatelli and his wife Valerie of Whitehouse, NJ and Deborah A. Walrond and her husband Steven of Kendall Park, NJ. 1 great-grandson; Kenneth P. Donatelli. 1 sister; Carmela Liotta of West Babylon, NY. Several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by 1 grandson; Michael J. Donatelli, who passed away in 2000. 2 brothers; Vincent Pernicone and Michael Pernicone. 2 sisters; Nancy Azzarini and Vincenza DelSanto.
Calling hours will be Friday, November 1, 2013 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10am. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Interment at Locust Grove Cemetery in Quakertown, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
John F. Longordo Jr.
John F. Longordo Jr., age 85, of Raritan, NJ passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Rahway, NJ.
He was born on May 30, 1928 in Raritan, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Raritan, NJ.
He was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Sakos Longordo.
He was the husband of Grace Scarponi Longordo.
John served in the US Navy from 1946 to 1948.
He was a Field Technician for Elizabethtown Water Company in Raritan, NJ.
John was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raritan, NJ and also the Knights of Columbus in Somerville, NJ.
He enjoyed watching football, especially the Giants. He also loved watching his grandson play lacrosse and football.
Survivors in addition to his wife include 1 son; Anthony Longordo of Raritan, NJ. 3 daughters; Patricia Longordo of Rahway, NJ, Barbara Denlinger and her husband William of Manchester, NJ and Kathleen Higgins and her husband Douglas of South Dakota. 4 grandchildren; John Anthony Longordo who is currently attending the University of Delaware, Noelle Denlinger of New York, NY, Natalie Hahn of Brooklyn, NY and Chuckie Wry of South Dakota. 1 great-grandson; Matthew Hahn of Brooklyn, NY.
He was predeceased by 2 brothers; Danny Longordo and Francis X. Longordo. 2 sisters; Betty Capici and Marie DeBono. 1 granddaughter; Grace Wry.
Calling hours with prayers will be Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Funeral Mass will be Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9:30am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 16 East Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ. Interment at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Bridgewater, NJ.
William 'Bill' H. Conover
After fighting a long illness, William ‘Bill’ H. Conover, age 86, of Bath, PA formally of High Bridge, NJ died with his loving family by his side on Friday, October 18, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the son of John Russell and Ruth Emma Conover.
He was born on July 22, 1927 in Bissell, Tewksbury Twp., NJ where he was raised on a farm. He served as a Merchant Marine during World War II.
Known for his sense of humor, generosity and loving personality, he touched many lives through his willingness to help others. He was a member of the High Bridge Fire Department and the Moose Lodge of Washington, NJ. He was an avid camper and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He worked at Taylor Wharton Iron & Steel Co. for 24 years. He then worked at United Telephone Co. until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Apgar. His 3 children; Nancy and her husband Robert VanNatta of High Bridge, NJ, William Conover of Bath, PA and Russell and his wife Connie of Cumming, GA. 4 grandchildren; Craig and Kelly VanNatta and Ryan and Amanda Conover. 3 great-grandchildren; Adrian, Bradly and Addison. 1 sister; Lois Conner of Ocala, FL and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by 3 half-brothers; Kenneth, C. Peter and Richard. 2 brothers; J. Allyn and Vernon and 2 sisters; Virginia Metzler and Joyce Coyle.
Calling hours will be Monday, October 21, 2013 from 1-4pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ followed by a memorial service at 4pm. Interment will be private and take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.
Richard A. de Medina
Richard A. de Medina, 71, died Thursday, October 17, 2013, with his wife by his side, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, of complications following a lung transplant.
He was born to the late Adolfo and Dolores de Medina, November 27, 1941 in New York City, New York. He was a veteran of the Army and served in Korea, Viet Nam, Japan, and Germany. He married Georgea Heironimus on June 12, 1971 in Augusta, Kansas. Rick graduated from Washburn University of Topeka in Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1980. He also studied archaeology and anthropology at the University of Kansas.
Rick lived life to the fullest and spread that energy to those he met. He was passionate about meeting new people and getting to know them. He was devoted to his wife and daughter and to his Samoyed puppies.
He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends, and is survived by his loving wife, Georgea de Medina, and his cherished daughter, Alina, of Asbury.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at the Clinton United Methodist Church, at 10 Halsted Street, Clinton, NJ, with visitation beginning at 2:30 p.m. Services are under the direction of Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, NJ.
Nicholas V. Panageas
Nicholas V. Panageas, age 86, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on October 11, 2013 at his son’s home.
He was born on July 10, 1927 in Brinda, Greece. He came to the United States in 1955 and resided in Jersey City, NJ before moving to Hunterdon County in 1976.
He was the son of the late Vasilios and Eleftheria Panageas.
His wife, Stamata ‘Stella’ Koromilas Panageas, passed away in 2005.
Nicholas had served in the Greek Navy.
He and his wife had owned and operated several restaurants including Spinning Wheel Diner in Lebanon, NJ, Daz-O-Del in Clinton, NJ and Hunterdon Restaurant in Whitehouse, NJ.
Nicholas was a member of St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church. He loved sports including football, hockey and the Yankees. He enjoyed working in the diner business. Most of all, he was a dedicated family man.
Survivors include 1 son; Vasilios ‘Bill’ N. Panageas and his wife Margaret of Lebanon, NJ. 2 daughters; Eleftheria ‘Lefty’ Samios and her husband Taki of Kalamata, Greece and Eugenia ‘Jenny’ Wilgeroth and her husband John of Wind Gap, PA. 5 grandchildren; Niko Samios, Sophia Panageas, Alex Samios, Nicholas Panageas and Stella Panageas.
He was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 7-9pm with Trisagion prayers at 8pm and Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with Trisagion prayers at 8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Funeral Service on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:30am at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 85 Voorhees Corner Road, Flemington, NJ. Interment at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ.
Memorials can be made to St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church.
Peggy Walton of Clinton Twp., NJ died at home on October 7, 2013.
She was born in High Bridge, NJ. The daughter of Charles and Ellen Walton.
Peggy was predeceased by her son, Bill DeRose and a sister Arlene Fenwick.
She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Adams and son-in-law Dave Adams of High Bridge, NJ and grandchildren Morgan Adams and Michael Adams.
Services are private under the direction of Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ.
Joseph V. Prostak Jr.
Joseph V. Prostak, Jr., age 39, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on December 12, 1973 in Flemington, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Clinton Twp., NJ.
He was the son of Joseph V. Sr. and Randi Sue Heft Prostak of Clinton Twp., NJ.
Joe graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 1992. He was self-employed, operating Paradise Repair - a small motor/automotive shop. In the past he also worked at Walmart and the Raritan Valley Golf Course.
He loved working with his Dad in the parts business. He also enjoyed working on cars, lawn mowers and working on the family farm. He enjoyed putting model cars together and also watching movies. Joe also loved to cook and bake. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and helping people.
Joe was a former member of the Annandale Fire Department and also a member of the Lebanon Grange.
Survivors in addition to his parents include 1 sister; Joann White and her husband John of Flemington, NJ. Aunts and Uncles; Dorothy and Michael Schafer of Hicksville, NY, Edward and Debbie Prostak of Alabama, Mary and Ronald Lomerson of Lebanon Twp., NJ, Donald and Myra Heft of Hampton, NJ, Shirley Black of Easton, PA, Ronald and Virginia Heft of Glen Gardner, NJ and Gary and Janet Heft of Easton, PA. His Godparents; Edmund Jr. and Helen Muckelmann of Lebanon, NJ. Many cousins.
He was predeceased by his Grandparents; Vasily and Helen Prostak and Nellie and Howard Heft. 3 Uncles; Paul Prostak, Robert Heft and Richard Heft. 1 cousin; Cherrie Levy.
Calling hours will be Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 12noon to 2pm with Funeral Service at 2pm. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment at Newell Cemetery in Stanton, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Foundation for Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Thomas William McCreary
Thomas William McCreary, age 58 of Hampton, NJ passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp. after a sudden heart attack.
He was born on March 30, 1955 in Easton, PA and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.
He was the son of William Thomas and Joan Stockton McCreary of Troy, PA.
He was the husband of Michele Chamblee McCreary, celebrating 35 years of marriage.
Thomas was a self-employed Cabinet Maker, operating McCreary Fine Furnishings in Hampton, NJ.
He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed making antique reproductions. Tom was instrumental in getting the village of New Hampton cited as a historic district. He loved living by the Muscontecong River and enjoyed all activities related to the river. He loved spending time with his granddaughter. He is best described as being a ‘big kid’ himself.
Survivors in addition to his wife and parents include 1 son; Patrick I. McCreary of Hoboken, NJ. 1 daughter; Mckenzie K. McCreary of Hampton, NJ. 1 granddaughter; Mckayla Anderson of Hampton, NJ. 1 brother; Michael McCreary of CT.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 12:30pm at the McCreary residence, 44 Musconetcong River Road, Hampton, NJ.
Arrangements are under the direction of Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Makayla Anderson’s Education Fund, 44 Muscontecong River Road, Hampton, NJ 08827.
Sara H. Izbicki
Sara H. Izbicki, age 91, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Clinton Twp., NJ.
She was born on March 1, 1922 in South Fallsburg, NY. She resided in Lebanon, NJ for 16 years, moving from Beachwood, NJ where she resided for 10 years. Prior to that, she was a resident of Lakewood, NJ.
She was the daughter of the late Morris and Mary Spreirgen Sprager.
Her husband, Leonard Izbicki, passed away in 1992.
She was a World War II Veteran, serving in the US Army in 1943 with the 763rd WAAC.
Sara was a Cafeteria Aid at the Lakewood school system.
She was a member of the American Legion Post 166 in Lakewood, NJ for over 40 years, a member of the Flemington Senior Center and also the Clinton Twp. Senior Club. Sara was also a charter member of the Women’s Memorial in Washington DC. In addition, she was a member of the WAC’s (Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association) Chapter 74 in Clinton, NJ and also the P.V.A. (Paralyzed Veterans of America).
Survivors include 2 sons; Edward T. Izbicki and his wife Catherine of Beachwood, NJ and Michael J. Izbicki and his wife Lisa of Yorktown Heights, NY. 4 daughters; Elaine J. Miller and her husband David of McHenry, IL, Anne T. Witschard and her husband Rolando of Syracuse, NY, Marsha “Misty” T. Kramer and her husband Neal of Morristown, NJ and Margaret F. Hollabaugh and her husband Richard of Lebanon, NJ. 7 grandchildren; Patrick Miller, Joanne Miller, Thomas Miller, Sarah Marie Izbicki, Jason Izbicki, Timothy Hollabaugh and Andrew Hollabaugh. 7 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Chapel service Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:30pm at B.G. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, NJ.
Georgia Lynn Mowrey Wright
Georgia Lynn Mowrey Wright, age 50, of Phillipsburg, NJ passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ after battling Crohn’s Disease for many years.
She was born on March 21, 1963 in Phillipsburg, NJ and was a resident of Hunterdon County for many years before moving to Phillipsburg, NJ.
She was the daughter of the late Frank H. Mowrey Sr. who passed away in June of 2012 and Jean Delores Edmonds Mowrey who passed away in May of 2013.
Georgia worked at Grayrock Pharmacy in Clinton, NJ for several years as an OTC Supervisor.
She also volunteered at the Hagedorn Geriatric Center and taught pre-school in Hampton. She was a member of the High Bridge Methodist Church as well as the Hampton Presbyterian Church. Georgia was a member of the Women’s Club in Hampton. She also was an avid reader and loved to crochet. She found happiness in the little things in life.
Survivors include 1 daughter; Heather Wright and her fiancé Isaiah Ward of Rapid City, SD. 1 brother; Frank H. Mowrey Jr. and his girlfriend Donna of Stockertown, PA. 2 sisters; Donna L. VonFabian and her husband Michael of Easton, PA and Shonda J. Caracciola and her husband Nick of Bethlehem Twp., NJ. 7 nieces and nephews; Joey, Karey, Ashley, Ron, Allison, Tyler and Nicholas.
Calling hour will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 11am to 12noon with memorial service at 12noon. All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. Inurnment of Georgia’s cremated remains along with her parents, Frank and Jean Mowrey Sr., will be immediately following at Musconetcong Valley Cemetery in Hampton, NJ.
Memorials to High Bridge Methodist Church, 36 Church Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829 or Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, PO Box 1245 Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976.