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Russell 'Ding' Wayne Freeborn Sr.

Russell ‘Ding’ Wayne Freeborn Sr., age 79, of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

He was born on April 15, 1937 in Hornell, NY.  He was a resident of Hunterdon County for most of his life, living in Lebanon Twp., NJ for the past 47 years. 

He was the son of the late Arleigh Monroe and Edna Fredericka Heinonen Freeborn.

Russell was the husband of Sandra Jean Moore Freeborn, celebrating 56 years of marriage. 

He was a General Superintendent for Vollers Excavating in North Branch, NJ until his retirement in 2005.

Prior to working for Vollers Excavating, Russell was a Dairy Farmer at Hill and Dale Farm in Oldwick, NJ and also Scott Farm in Long Valley, NJ. 

Memberships include Master Mason Host Lodge #6, Past Grand Tall Cedar #13 in Lebanon, Past Patron Order of the Eastern Star Stewart Chapter #166, Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club and Collector of Antique Tractors Chapter #8. 

In his spare time, Russell enjoyed spending time with his family.  He adored his 8 grandchildren and his great-granddaughter.  He also loved restoring antique tractors. 

Survivors in addition to his loving wife include 4 children, Russell Freeborn Jr. of Washington, NJ, Janice Fechtman and her husband Dan of Phillipsburg, NJ, Sheryl Crampton and her husband William of Washington, NJ and Steven Freeborn and his wife Gina of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  8 grandchildren, Brian Fechtman, Gregory Freeborn, Melanie Crampton, Kelsey Fechtman, Jonathan Freeborn, Amanda Crampton, Kayla Freeborn and Ryan Freeborn.  1 great-granddaughter, Kiley Fechtman. 

Predeceased by 6 siblings. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1-3pm with Eastern Star Services at 2pm and 5-8pm with Masonic Services at 7pm.  Funeral Service will be Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Spruce Run Cemetery in Lebanon Twp., NJ.

Memorials can be made to Lebanon Township Fire and Rescue, 532 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826 or Clinton Rescue Squad, PO Box 5265, Clinton, NJ 08809. 
To view Russell's video tribute, click here: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/J5HJYXP9PYSD2BDQ

 

June Louise Williams

June Louise Williams, age 92, of Easton, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services in Easton, PA.

She was born on November 19, 1923 in Easton, PA.  She had lived in Easton, PA since 1971, moving from Croton, NJ. 

June was the daughter of the late Henry and Edith McClain DeYoung.

Her husband, John H. Williams, passed away in 1983. 

She was a retired Sales Clerk at Rite Aid in Easton, PA. 

Memberships include Order of the Eastern Star Hobart Chapter #63 in High Bridge, NJ where she was a 60 year member, American Legion Auxiliary Herbert Cawley Post #166 where she was a member since 1950, St. John’s Morgan Hill Church in Easton, PA and Senior League of Warren Lanes in Phillipsburg, NJ. 

Survivors include her son, Ronald Plimpton and his wife Laura of Indian Trail, NC.  3 grandchildren, Qurt Plimpton, Ronald Plimpton Jr. and Lorraine Plimpton.  1 nephew, Jack Plimpton of Glen Gardner, NJ.  11 grand nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her boyfriend, Vincent Coughlin and beloved friend and neighbor Louise Allen of Easton, PA.

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 brother, Henry DeYoung Jr and 1 sister, Marion Plimpton.  2 nephews, Bob Plimpton and Jim Plimpton.  1 niece, Gail Pollan. 

Calling hours will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10am to 12noon.  Funeral Service with Eastern Star Services at 12noon.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to St. John’s Morgan Hill Church, 2720 Morgan Hill Road, Easton, PA 18042.   

 

 

Peter Christopher Solook

Peter Christopher Solook, age 34, of Bayonne, NJ passed away on Saturday May 14, 2016 at home.

He was born on September 15, 1981 in New Brunswick, NJ.  He had lived in Bayonne, NJ and Jersey City, NJ for the past 10 years, moving from Lebanon, NJ.

He was the son of James and Christine Modos Solook, both of Lebanon, NJ. 

Peter was formerly Director of Operations of GfK in New York, NY.

Peter was a devoted and loving son, brother, and friend who never gave up in times of adversity and pushed forward.  He was a people person and was very active in his neighborhood. 

He enjoyed playing pool, was in a pool league in Bayonne, NJ, and was recently nominated for the Rookie of the Year award 2016.  He was always interested in learning about many different things through his work and his life. He also enjoyed  his Audi, carpentry, cooking,  snowboarding and the ocean. 

Survivors in addition to his parents include one brother, Stephen Solook and his partner Tiffany DuMouchelle of Buffalo, NY and one sister, Kathryn Solook of Washington DC.  He is also survived by his fiancée, Cecily Reid. 

Calling hours will be Friday, May 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Funeral will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to the Peter Solook Memorial Fund by visiting www.gofundme.com/24qjafw

 

 

Rosette Leone

Rosette Leone, age 75, passed away Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA.

Rosette was born on January 4, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Union Twp., NJ for the past 29 years, moving from Clinton, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Raphael and Mary Panzeca Mannino.

Rosette was the wife of Richard A. Leone, celebrating 52 years of marriage.

She was an Office Manager for Frank Ricker Periodontics in Clinton, NJ until her retirement. 

In her younger years, she was a model in New York and also a ventriloquist, performing on several television talent shows and commercials. 

Rosette was very devoted to her family and always enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family.  Most of all, she loved being with her grandchildren, who called her ‘Gigi’.

Memberships include St. Ann’s Church in Hampton, NJ. 

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include 2 daughters, Rosemary Pendergast and her husband Martin of Clinton, NJ and Richelle Newsome and her husband Robert of Pittstown, NJ.  5 grandchildren, Marty Pendergast, Jack Pendergast, Maria Newsome, Kristen Newsome and Bobby Newsome. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hampton, NJ.  Interment at Old St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clinton, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Quakertown Volunteer Emergency Squad, 321 Pittstown Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867.

To view Rosette's video tribute, please click here: http://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/PSW2CN73S873LGYY 

 

 

Kay M. Kansky

Kay M. Kansky, age 81, of Washington, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2016 with her loving family and close friends by her side.

She was born on March 23, 1935 in Newark, NJ.  She was a lifelong resident of High Bridge, NJ until moving to Washington, NJ in 2012 to live with her son and be close to her children and grandchildren. 

She was the daughter of the late James and Jessie Ferguson Mackie.

Kay’s husband, Douglas M. Kansky, passed away in July of 2012.

Kay was a Court Administrator in High Bridge, NJ for over 20 years until moving to North Hunterdon Court in Annandale, NJ.  She was Deputy Court Administrator until her retirement.  In total, she worked for the court system for 33 years. 

Kay made friends wherever she went.  She was smart, witty and fun.  She loved her children and grandchildren.  They were her life.  She also loved football and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. 

She just celebrated her 81st birthday with her family and friends while she was in rehabilitation at Warren Haven.  It was a fun and festive time for all. 

Memberships include the Order of the Eastern Star and the Court Administrators Association. 

Survivors include her daughter, Dayle Back and her husband Rick of Washington and her son, Glenn Kansky of Washington, NJ.  3 granddaughters, Kasey Back, Tiffany Kansky and Kelly Kansky.  1 brother, James Mackie and his wife Anne of Long Valley, NJ. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband by one son, Garry R. Kansky who passed away in October of 2012. 

Calling hour will be Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm.  Followed by Funeral Service with Eastern Star Services at 2pm.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

 

 

John H. Conover

 

John H. Conover, age 71, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at home. 

He was born on October 15, 1944 in High Bridge, NJ and was a lifelong resident of High Bridge. 

He was the son of the late Howard L. and Ruth V. Carvatt Conover. 

John was a retired Machine Operator at Allen Envelope in North Branch, NJ. 

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his beagles and target shooting.

Survivors include one sister and one nephew.

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ. 
John's wishes were to be cremated and his cremated remains be scattered at one of his favorite hunting spots.

 

 

Anna K. Dash

 

Anna K. Dash, age 91, of Union Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on April 24, 1925 in McAdoo, PA.  She resided in Union Twp., for the past 22 years, moving from Tuckerton, NJ.

Anna was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Lohenitz Kapitula.

Her husband, Herman L. Dash passed away in 1992.

Anna was a graduate of West Chester State Teachers College. 

She was a Music Teacher working in several elementary and middle public schools over the years.  Lastly she worked for Valley View School in Denville, NJ. 

After her retirement, Anna volunteered for many years at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ.  She loved art and was also an avid reader and cat lover.

Survivors include 1 son, Laurence S. Dash of Annandale, NJ and 1 daughter, Leslie Jaillet and her husband Claude Jaillet III of Hewitt, NJ.  1 grandson, Claude IV and his fiancée Jacklyn of Fort Collins, CO.  1 sister, Martha Hartwell of Auburndale, FL.  Several nieces and nephews.  2 beloved cats, Chaz and Poofy.

Predeceased in addition to her husband include 1 brother; John Kapitula and 2 sisters; Julia Takach and Helen Payer.

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ. 
Memorials can be made to Best Friends Animal Society by visiting www.bestfriends.org

 

 

Richard Anthony Carr

 

Richard Anthony Carr, age 81, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.  

He was born on July 11, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY.  He had resided in High Bridge since 1975, moving from New York. 

He was the son of the late James and Ursula Galinis Carr.

Richard was the husband of Mary Kennedy Carr, celebrating 52 years of marriage. 

He was a US Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1957 to 1959.

He was retired after being a Manager for AT&T for many years. 

Memberships include a Life Member at the Flemington Elks Lodge No. 1928 where he was a past Trustee and chaired several committees and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.  He was also the recipient of the 2008 High Bridge Longevity Award in recognition for his contributions to the Borough of High Bridge, including serving as an elected councilman for many years. 

Survivors in addition to his wife include 2 daughters; Kathleen Carr of High Bridge, NJ and Anne Marie Carr-DiTrolio and her husband Anthony of Cherry Hill, NJ.  2 grandsons; Adam and Jonathan. 

Predeceased by 1 son; Kevin Richard Carr who passed away in 1990. 

Calling hours will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 7-9pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Funeral Mass Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10am at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

 

 

Howard Paul Fromm

Howard Paul Fromm, age 53, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at home.

He was born on May 27, 1962 in Hialeah, FL.  He had spent many years between Lebanon, NJ and Stony Point, NY.

Howard was the son of Howard William Fromm of Prescott Valley, AZ and the late Roberta Ann Smith Fromm. 

He began selling cars when he was 19 years old and was a Financial Manager at Flemington BMW for several years. 

Howard lived life to the fullest.  He loved golfing, boating and was an avid Rangers fan.  He enjoyed riding dirt bikes in his younger years.  Most of all, he enjoyed being a Grandfather and spending time with his Granddaughter, BellaRose. 

Survivors in addition to his father include 1 son; Kevin Howard Fromm of Lebanon, NJ and 1 daughter; Jessica Lee Stellato of Cliffside Park, NJ.  1 granddaughter; BellaRose Stellato-Pagan.  1 sister; Jacqueline A. McGovern and her husband Terence of St. James, NY.  1 brother; Jeffrey Fromm and his wife Emese of Phoenix, AZ. 

Predeceased by 1 son; Brian Fromm who passed away in 1989. 

Calling hours will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm.  Funeral Service followed at 7pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

 

 

Jane (Conway) McSweeney

Beloved wife, mother of four, grandmother of ten, great-grandmother of two, sister, aunt and friend, 75

Jane (Conway) McSweeney, 75, of Clinton, NJ passed away peacefully on April 22, 2016, at her residence in the company of her loving family.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30am on Monday, April 25 at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Annandale, NJ.  Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, April 24 between 2 and 6 PM at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be at Immaculate Conception Mausoleum at a later date in a private ceremony. 

A lifelong Jerseyan, Jane was born in Jersey City and raised in Westfield, where she graduated from Holy Trinity High School.  She married Billy McSweeney, the boy next door in 1962 and they spent 53 wonderful years of married life together.

Jane and Bill spent their early married years raising their four children in Plainfield and then Bridgewater, NJ.  After their children were grown, Jane and Bill moved to a new home in Clinton, NJ to live their “empty nest” years.  Instead they were blessed to spend most of these years sharing their home in a loving three generation relationship with daughter Maureen and her two beautiful daughters, Janie and Kylie McSweeney. 

Jane loved people and was a friend to everyone she met.  She loved to play golf and especially enjoyed playing with her friends in the Beaver Brook Couples Scotch Ball League and the Beaver Brook Ladies Golf League.

Jane is survived by her loving husband, William, her loving children, Patricia and husband Stephen Yohn of Mableton, GA, Maureen McSweeney of Clinton, NJ, William and wife Jennifer McSweeney of Westfield, NJ and Michael and wife Shawn McSweeney of Chatham, NJ.  Also surviving are beloved grandchildren Emily, Kaitlin and Charlie of Mableton, GA, Janie and Kylie of Clinton, NJ, Cali and Elle of Westfield, NJ, and Marley, Eamon and Fiona of Chatham, NJ and beloved great-grandchildren Braden and Leland of Mableton, GA.  Also surviving are beloved sisters Maureen McGonagle of Califon, NJ and Denise and husband James Ryan of Westfield, NJ.

Predeceased by 1 brother, Richard Conway. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jane’s name to Open Cupboard Food Pantry of Clinton, NJ (opencupboardfoodpantry.org).

 

To view Jane McSweeney's tribute video containing her and Bill's 50th Anniversary, click here:  http://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/XC4N7734Q3WSCXS3

 

 

Beverly Ann Farrow

Beverly Ann Farrow, age 68, of Union Twp., NJ passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on June 28, 1947 in Phillipsburg, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.  Her and her husband resided in Union Twp., NJ for over 40 years. 

Beverly was the daughter of the late Henry and Shirley Baker Verity.

She was the wife of William C. Farrow, celebrating 49 years of marriage.

She was a loving housewife, and previously worked as a legal secretary for Gebhardt & Kiefer Law Office in Clinton, NJ.

Beverly loved playing tennis and volleyball.  She was an avid reader.  She spent her later years doting on her growing family.  She especially enjoyed going to Goose Rocks Beach every year with her family, which she has been doing since she was a young girl. 

Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter; Tamara Farrow Greenspan and her husband Scott of Potomac, MD; and sons; William ‘BJ’ Farrow III and his wife Lisa of Alexandria Twp., NJ, and Jason M. Farrow and his wife Lauren of Round Hill, VA.  Grandchildren; Morgan Greenspan, Taylor Greenspan, Bennett Greenspan, William ‘Will’ Farrow IV, Brandon Farrow, Nathan Farrow, Camden Farrow and Chase Farrow.  Her brother; Henry and her sister; Sandra.  Several nieces and nephews. 

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

Memorials can be made in ‘memory of’ to the MPN Research Foundation (mpnresearchfoundation.org) or the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center (hunterdonhealthcare.thankyou4caring.org).

 

 

Glenn Franz Papenfuhs

 

Glenn Franz Papenfuhs, age 55, of Port Murray, NJ passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at home.

He was born on November 5, 1960 in Trenton, NJ.  He resided in Port Murray, NJ for the past 17 years, moving from Hampton, NJ. 

Glenn was the son of the late Gordon and Virginia Rinehart Papenfuhs.

He was a House Painter. 

Glenn will always be remembered for being a person that always helped everyone.  He never asked for anything for himself and he gave a lot more than he ever took.  He also loved the outdoors and nature.  He also loved motorcycles and dogs.  He lived life on his own terms. 

Survivors include 2 brothers; Neil A. Papenfuhs of Hampton, NJ and Roy H. Papenfuhs of Chatham, MA.  3 nephews; Eric Papenfuhs, Graham Papenfuhs and Alan Papenfuhs.  He is also survived by his Aunts and Uncles; Arnold and Gail Papenfuhs of Pittstown, NJ, Lou Jeffery of Ellington, CT, Rudy and Patt Papenfuhs of Kansas City, MO and Gail Rinehart of Chandler, AZ.

Predeceased by 1 nephew; Brian S. Papenfuhs and 1 uncle; William Rinehart. 

Calling hour will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10am to 11am.  Funeral service following at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to The Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375. 

 

 

Caterina Lo Medico

Caterina Lo Medico, age 88, of Raritan, NJ passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater, NJ.

She was born on March 3, 1928 in Bagheria in the providence of Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily. 

Caterina resided in Raritan, NJ with her son until December of 2015 when she moved to Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Gregorio and Maria Tripoli Sciortino.

Her husband, Vincenzo Lo Medico passed away in 2008.

She was a housewife.  Caterina loved spending time with her family.  For many years she traveled back and forth from Sicily to New Jersey to enjoy time with her family.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She will always be remembered as a wonderful Grandmother. 

Survivors include 2 sons; Stefano Lo Medico and his wife Maria of Sicily and Enrico Lo Medico of Raritan, NJ.  1 daughter; Ignazia ‘Nancy’ Schuler and her husband Arthur of Annandale, NJ.  5 grandchildren; Vito Russo and his wife Michelle of Bath, PA, Vincenzo Russo and his wife Bonnie of Hillsborough, NJ, Toni Gatto and her husband Jack of Colonia, NJ, Vincenzo Lo Medico and his wife Christie of Manville, NJ and Catherine Punzino Lo Medico and her husband Massimiliano of Sicily.  9 great-grandchildren; Vito, Vance, Vinnie, Giuseppe, Alessia, Christopher, Marissa, Christian and Emily.  4 siblings; Carmello Sciortino, Giuseppina Tantillo, Paola Dentici and Ignazio Sciortino. 

Predeceased by 1 great-grandson; Nicholas, who passed away in 1995 and 1 sister; Anna Spilletti, who passed away in 2013. 

Calling hours will be Monday, April 11, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Entombment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery & Mausoleum in Annandale, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ 08801. 

 

To View Caterina's Video Tribute, please click here: http://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/SSN65HM79RC789P9

 

 

 

Doris 'Nancy' Jean Farley

 

Doris ‘Nancy’ Jean Farley, age 85, of Palmetto, FL passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.

She was born on April 3, 1931 in Hillside, NJ.  She resided in Clinton, NJ until 1992 when she moved to Palmetto, FL. 

Nancy was the daughter of the late Cecil and Mabel Keiper Opdyke.

Her husband, Joseph T. Farley, passed away in June of 2000 after 50 years of marriage. 

She retired in 1983 as a Cottage Training Tech at Hunterdon State School in Pittstown, NJ after working there for 14 years. 

Memberships include Order of the Eastern Star Steward Chapter #166 in High Bridge, NJ and Clinton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. 

Survivors include 4 sons; Aaron J. Farley of Sun City Center, FL, Joseph C. Farley of Easton, PA, Paul Clark Farley of Palmetto, FL and Donald J. Farley of Clinton Twp., NJ.  7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter. 

Calling hours will be Monday, April 11, 2016 from 12noon to 1pm.  Funeral Service following  at 1pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ. 

 

 

Loren Dean Arrington

Loren Dean Arrington, age 75, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at home. 

Dean was born on October 31, 1940 in Fromberg, Montana to the late Allen Merle and Elsie Louise Talbot Arrington.  He resided for many years in Hunterdon County before moving to Milton, DE and most recently returned to Lebanon, NJ in December of 2015. 

He was the husband of Helen D. Harrison Arrington, celebrating 51 years of marriage and friendship. 

Dean was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned his Bachelors degree in Marine Engineering.  After a tour in the enlisted Navy, Dean earned his appointment to the United States Naval Academy and spent a year at the USNTC Bainbridge prep school.  Being a sailor at heart, his interest was centered on the YP Squadron. He was active in the Choir, Glee Club, and Musical Club shows and was a part of the Company Pistol and the Brigade Cross Country teams.  He served as an Officer in the Navy from 1964 to 1972 rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  As a Vietnam Veteran he served primarily as a ship’s engineer on surface combatant vessels, and continued service in the Naval Reserve for many years.  Dean earned an MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University in 1975.

Following his Navy service Dean had a long civilian career with Alcatel predecessors, where he worked in engineering-related fields including research laboratory design, manufacturing facility safety, and industrial fire and environmental protection. He worked with Western-Electric’s ERC in Princeton, AT&T, and most recently, Lucent Technologies in Basking Ridge, NJ.  He also founded and operated Dean Arrington Associates – an engineering-focused home inspection firm – for over 30 years, eventually forming a partnership with his son Brian.  He retired in 2013.

A loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Dean was also busy outside his professional life.  He had many interests including landscaping with large rocks on his property, completing home improvement projects and renovations, exercising, fishing, and woodworking.  He also had life-long love of dogs, reading, and clarity of expression via the written word, all of which he eagerly shared with his family.

Memberships include Free and Accepted Masons Ruby Lodge #36 in Drummond, MT, the American Society of Home Inspectors, and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. 

In addition to his wife, survivors include: daughter Lisa Silliman and her husband John of High Bridge, NJ; 2 sons: Brian D. Arrington and his wife Lisa of High Bridge, NJ and Brad A. Arrington and his wife Jennifer of Mount Sinai, NY.   3 grandchildren; John Patrick Silliman of High Bridge, NJ, Thomas B. Arrington of Mount Sinai, NY and Kathryn J. Arrington of Mount Sinai, NY.  1 brother; Terry B. Arrington and his wife Phyllis of Idaho Falls, Idaho.  2 nephews; Michael Dean Arrington and his wife Trish of Ballston Lake, NY and Gerald Allen Arrington and his wife Karen of Sebastopol, CA.  1 great-nephew; Ethan Arrington of Sebastopol, CA. 

All services will be private.  Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829.

Memorials can be made to High Bridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, High Bridge, NJ 08829 or to Tisch MS Research Center of NY, Development Department, 521 W. 57th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019. When making a tribute gift please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and any special note you would like to be relayed to the family.  Also be sure to include Loren Dean Arrington’s name and also an address to which notification of the gift should be sent.  Please feel free to use the funeral home address for the notification as they will be forwarded to the family.  

 

 

 

Paul Francis Cirenza

 

Paul Francis Cirenza, age 54, of Brighton, MI passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Paul was born on January 19, 1962 in Flushing, NY.  He grew up on Guinea Hollow Road in Tewksbury, NJ, graduating from Voorhees High School in 1980.  After high school, Paul received a BS in Biology from the University of Michigan, and a MS in Micro Biology from Boston University. 

Following school, Paul returned to Ann Arbor, MI where he worked for the University of Michigan in their Information Technology Department.

Paul was a passionate runner for most of his life.  After having been a member of the Voorhees High School cross country and track teams, he continued on to complete in numerous marathons over the following decade.  He was an avid reader, who enjoyed classic literature, philosophy, and theology.

He was the son of the late John Joseph and Virginia Marie Reilly Cirenza. 

Paul is survived by his two children; Marie and Mathew, both of Brighton, MI; as well as, his sister Jennifer and brothers John, James, Peter, and Timothy.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 10am at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ. 

 

 

Gene Emory Bridge

Gene Emory Bridge, age 52, of Phillipsburg, NJ passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at home.

He was born on June 19, 1963 in Phillipsburg, NJ.  He resided in Hampton, NJ and High Bridge, NJ for most of his life before moving to Phillipsburg, NJ 2 months ago.

Gene was the son of the late Carlton Bridge Sr. and Marianne Sable Bridge.

He was a US Army Veteran, serving from 1983 to 1984.  Gene completed a tour in Germany and was the recipient of the Army service ribbon and overseas service ribbon and was deemed an M-16 rifle expert during his military service. 

Gene worked for the State of New Jersey as a Nurse’s Assistant at Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital until 2004, yet his most important job was raising his 4 daughters.   

Gene was an avid Giants and Devils fan.  He enjoyed fishing, music and was a huge John Lennon fan.  Most of all, he will be remembered for the love that he had for his family.  His family meant the world to him. 

Survivors include 4 daughters; Jessica Morgan Edler and her husband Sean of Brandon, FL, Natasha Marie Zellers and her husband Tom of Phillipsburg, NJ, Amanda S. Bridge of Glen Gardner, NJ and Melissa Marrianne Valente and her husband Angelo of Asbury, NJ.  6 grandchildren; Derek Edler, Breanna Edler, Zandon Zellers, Zaylarae Zellers, Tyler Gene Allworthy and Emily Valente.  2 brothers; David Bridge of Hackettstown, NJ and Carlton Bridge Jr. of Glen Gardner, NJ.  1 sister; Susan Beavers of Hampton, NJ.  1 nephew; Benjamin Bridge of Phillipsburg, NJ.  1 niece; Kari Schutts and her fiancé Mickey of Hampton, NJ.  His former wife; Jackie Bridge of Bayville, NJ.  He is also survived by his 2 beloved dogs; Lola and Pugsley. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 12noon to 2pm with funeral services at 2pm.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Inurnment with military honors at Spruce Run Lutheran Cemetery in Lebanon Twp., NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Hunterdon Recovery Center, 87 Park Ave, Flemington, NJ 08822. 

 

 

Betty K. Bindus

Betty K. Bindus, age 84, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at home.

She was born on January 19, 1932 in Newark, NJ.  She spent her childhood in Newark, then she moved to South Plainfield, NJ and in 1979 to Clinton Twp., NJ.

Betty was the daughter of the late Joseph and Francis Klappholz.

Her husband, Raymond Bindus Sr. passed away in 2005. 

Betty was a retired Bookkeeper for Samuel Stothoff Well Drilling in Flemington, NJ.   

Memberships include Immaculate Conception Church and she was also a member of the 50+ Club. 

Betty enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking.  She will always be remembered as a wonderful baker and candy maker. 

Survivors include 1 son; Raymond J. Bindus Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Clinton Twp., NJ and 1 daughter; Deborah Edmund of Whitehouse Station, NJ.  4 grandchildren; Christopher Edmund of Whitehouse Station, NJ, Amanda Fernandes and her husband Matthew of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Matthew Edmund of Whitehouse Station, NJ and Shannon Bindus of Portland, OR.  1 great-granddaughter; Isabella Maria Fernandes. 

Predeceased by 1 sister; Patricia Enea. 

Calling hours will be Monday, March 28, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Rd., Annandale, NJ.  Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. 

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

 

 

Joseph 'Joe' Edward Barone Jr.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Edward Barone Jr., age 86, of Boonton, NJ passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the New Jersey Firemen’s Home in Boonton, NJ.

He was born on November 19, 1929 in South Plainfield, NJ and was a resident of Boonton, NJ for the past 2 years, moving from Keyport, NJ,  Oxford, NJ and Annandale, NJ.

Joe was the son of the late Joseph Edward Barone Sr. and Ella Ward Barone.

He was a US Army Veteran, serving from 1951 to 1953 in Korea.

Joe’s spent most of his career working as a Warehouseman for Mack Trucks in Bridgewater, NJ until his retirement in 1985.  After he retired, he worked many side jobs as a bartender at The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, NJ, Snuffy’s in Scotch Plains, Millers in Annandale, NJ and Old Timbers in Annandale, NJ.  He also owned and operated The Dutch Hill Inn in Oxford, NJ for many years. 

He was Past President, Secretery and lifetime member of the Annandale Hose Company in Annandale, NJ and also a past member of Oxford Fire Department  in Oxford, NJ.  He was also and Life Member of the NJ State Fireman’s Association, Past President of Local #229 United Auto Workers and a member of the Union Speakers Association.  Joe was also a member of VFW post 5119 in Glen Gardner, NJ and American Legion post 0321. 

Joe enjoyed going to casinos, playing on bowling leagues and as a young man he liked playing baseball and was on a Military team. 

Survivors include 4 sons; Joseph David Barone and his wife Carmen of Goleta, CA, Peter Barone and his wife Eileen of Ringoes, NJ, Matthew Joseph Barone of Phillipsburg, NJ and Michael Joseph Barone of Oxford, NJ.  2 daughters; Leslie A. Wilchinsky of Vernon, NJ and Mia Johnston and her husband Bill of Upper Black Eddy, PA.  4 grandchildren; Wesley Johnston of Upper Black Eddy, PA, Brielle Wilchinsky of Brooklyn, NY, Orion Wilchinsky of Vernon, NJ and Andrew Barone of Goleta, CA.  1 sister; Lucy Lovero of Keyport, NJ.  He is also survived by his second wife; Bonnie Riley of Oxford, NJ. 

Predeceased by 1 brother; Cosimo Barone and 2 sisters; Katherine Fedesko and Rosemary Zaremba.  He is also predeceased by his first wife Carol Barone who passed away in 2013. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm with Firemen’s and last call service at 7:30pm.  Funeral Service on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home, 565 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005. 

 

 

Mary Jarmson Bush

Mary Jarmson Bush, age 79, of Bridgewater, NJ passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born in Somerville, NJ and lived in Oldwick, NJ until she was 11 years old.  She spent the rest of her life in the same house in Bridgewater, NJ.

Mary was the daughter of the late William and Johanna Brown Jarmson.

She was a Flight Attendant for 43 years with United Airlines, based out of Newark, NJ until her retirement in 2002.  Her career with United was exciting, but her proudest times were serving as Senior Flight Attendant for both of Ronald Reagan’s Presidential campaigns. 

Mary loved to throw parties and was always a caretaker for someone in need.  She was always ready to help anyone – family or friend.  She also loved spending time with her Granddaughter. 

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Schumacher and her husband Derek of Lebanon,  NJ.   Granddaughter, Johannah Schumacher of Lebanon, NJ. Sister, Nora Specian of Bound Brook, NJ., and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by sister Margaret Hartman and her husband Roland, sister Georgia Nagle, sister Florence Conroy, and brother-in-law; Anthony Specian. 

Calling hours will be Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5-8pm.  Funeral service Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Military Order of the Purple Heart, Sgt. R.A. Hartman, Chapter #27, P.O. Box 116, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880.

 

 

Andrew Botzan

Andrew Botzan, age 72, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

He was born on March 24, 1943 in Elizabeth, NJ and had lived in Clinton, NJ since 1970. 

He was the son of the late Andrew L. and Elsie E. Kornmeyer Botzan. 

Andrew was a Forklift Operator for Brooks Warehousing in Manville, NJ.  He worked for the company for over 30 years and retired in 2009.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. 

Survivors include 1 son; Christopher Botzan and his wife Jamie of Phillipsburg, NJ and 1 daughter; Colleen Monk and her husband Shawn of Bloomsbury, NJ.  2 grandchildren; Kyrsten Monk and Brayden Monk, both of Bloomsbury, NJ.  He is also survived by his companion, Mary Heinrich of Clinton, NJ. 

Predeceased in addition to his parents by his Aunt Mildred and Uncle Roy Kornmeyer. 

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

Memorials can be made to the Shannon Daley Memorial Fund, PO Box 1271 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. 

 

 

Helen 'Sissy' Marie Winfield

 

Helen ‘Sissy’ Marie Winfield, age 48 of Easton, PA passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Easton Hospital in Easton, PA.

She was born on August 15, 1967 in Easton, PA and had resided in Easton for the past 10 years.

Sissy was the daughter of Carol Puff Riker of Easton, PA and the late James McCabe.

She was the fiancé of Bradley Hall of Easton, PA after getting engaged this past Christmas. 

She was a housewife.

Sissy was an avid reader and loved to play games on the computer.  She also enjoyed listening to the Country Singer, George Strait. 

Survivors in addition to her fiancé and mother include 2 sons; James Spruill of SC and Roland Spruill of DE.  2 daughters; Diedre Spruill of Georgetown, DE and Krystal Winfield.  2 sisters; Michelle Casanova of Las Angeles, CA and Catherine Prentiss of Georgetown, DE.  1 brother; David Winfield of Easton, PA.

Predeceased in addition to her father by 1 daughter; Angel Winfield and 1 brother; William Robertson. 

Calling hour will be Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 11am to 12noon followed by a Memorial Service at 12noon.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Inurnment at Readington Reformed Cemetery in Readington, NJ.

Memorials can be made to Safe Harbor Easton, 536 Bushkill Drive., Easton, PA 18042. 

 

 

 

Margaret Kayan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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