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Richard Hendershot

Richard Hendershot, age 59, of High Bridge, NJ passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his brother’s home in New Braunfels, TX.

He was born on September 13, 1955 in Tewksbury, NJ.  He was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County prior to moving in with his brother in Texas one month ago. 

He was the son of the late Roy and Mable Dilly Hendershot.

Richard’s wife, Judith Ann Hendershot, passed away in April of 2012.

He was a truck driver, working for many companies over the years, most recently working for Casper Disposal in Annandale, NJ.

Survivors include 3 daughters; Brenda Lannigan of Phillipsburg, NJ, Jessica Mann of TX and Jennifer Meza of Phillipsburg, NJ. 8 grandchildren; Joseph Lannigan, Christian Lannigan, Andrew Lannigan, Arianna Huberta-Hendershot, Aiden Huberta-Hendershot, Meghan Meza-Hendershot, Dyannah Urbanski and Dillon Urbanski.  4 brothers; Leroy ‘Duke’ Hendershot, Robert Hendershot, Peter Hendershot and Raymond Hendershot.  2 sisters; Carol Hendershot and Ella May Hendershot.

Predeceased in addition to his wife by 1 brother; Jimmy Hendershot. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 11am to 12noon.  Followed by Funeral Service at 12noon.  All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829.  Interment at Fairmount Rural Cemetery in Califon, NJ.

Memorials can be made to Hope Hospice, 611 N Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130 or Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter, 576 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ 08848. 

 

 

John Grant Woods

 

John Grant Woods, age 46, of Lebanon, NJ passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Somerville, NJ. 

He was born on August 14, 1969 in Elizabeth, NJ and has been a resident of Lebanon, NJ for most of his life.

He was the son of John and Susan Grant Woods of Lebanon, NJ.

John worked at Sunoco in Lebanon, NJ.

He enjoyed camping and going to Medieval Fairs and enactments.  He also loved to design computer games. 

Survivors in addition to his parents include 1 son; Alexander Woods of Lebanon, NJ.  2 sisters; Sallie Woods and her husband Antonio Brito of Douglas, MA and Claire Woods of Reading, PA.  1 niece; Briona Brito of Douglas, MA.  3 nephews; Brent Brito of Douglas, MA, Zachary Woods of Pittstown, NJ and Justin Woods of Reading, PA.  1 great-nephew; Maxwell Woods.

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Friday, August 28, 2015 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876 or Clinton Rescue Squad, PO Box 5265, Clinton, NJ 08809. 

 

 

Wilma M. Cox

 

Wilma M. Cox, age 91, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ.

She was born on March 11, 1924 in Middle Valley, NJ and has been a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County. 

She was the daughter of the late Patsy and Sally Manfra.

Her husband, John T. Cox, passed away in 1997. 

Wilma was a Special Machine Operator for Commercial Dress Factory Inc. in High Bridge, NJ for 36 years, until their closing in 1980. 

She was a past-member of Califon Methodist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, doing crafts and sewing. 

Survivors include 1 daughter; Barbara A. Landon and her husband Donny of High Bridge, NJ.  1 step-daughter; Frances Wise of Somerville, NJ.  3 grandchildren.  2 step grandchildren.  5 step great-grandchildren.  Several step great-great grandchildren.  1 sister; Laura Burd and her husband Lindy of Lebanon Twp., NJ.

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 daughter; Elaine Gares, who passed away in 2008 and 10 brothers and sisters.

Calling hour will be Friday, August 28, 2015 from 11am to 12noon.  Followed by a Memorial Service at 12noon.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

Memorials can be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.

 

 

Dorothy A. VanHorn

 

Dorothy A. VanHorn, age 80, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown, NJ.

She was born on June 10, 1935 in Bayonne, NJ and had resided for the past 30 years in Clinton, NJ.

Dorothy was the daughter of the late John and Anna Papp.

She was the wife of Joseph VanHorn, celebrating 31 years of marriage. 

Her first husband, Henry Woroniecki, passed away 37 years ago.

She was an executive secretary, most recently working for Science Management in Bridgewater, NJ.

Years ago, Dorothy loved to go out dancing with her husband, Joseph.

Survivors in addition to her husband include 1 son; William Woroniecki of Elizabeth, NJ.  1 daughter; Cynthia Woroniecki of Elizabeth, NJ.  1 step-son; Joseph VanHorn and his wife Jill of San Antonio, TX.  1 step-daughter; Susan Riggs and her husband Rodney of Orem, UT.  8 step-grandchildren.

Predeceased by 1 brother; Robert Papp.

Calling hour will be Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 9:30am to 10:30am at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833.  Followed by committal service at 11am at Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ. 

 

 

 

Dolores Jean Schadewald

Dolores Jean Schadewald, age 83, of Hampton, NJ passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Hunterdon Care Center in Flemington, NJ with her loving daughter, son-in-law and dear friends by her side.

She was born on July 27, 1932 in St. Louis, MO.  She moved to NJ in 1955 and resided in Garwood, NJ for 50 years with her husband.  For the past 10 years, she has been a resident of Hampton, NJ where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law.

She was the daughter of John and Louise Diezelski Enders.

Her husband, William Schadewald Jr., passed away in 2014.

Dolores was known as ‘Mrs. B’ as she assisted her husband at his Dog Grooming business, ‘Mr. B’s Grooming’, in Garwood, NJ.  She enjoyed baking, shopping with her daughter, going to casinos and having Holiday get-togethers.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them at Christmas.

She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena in Pittstown, NJ and a past member of St. Ann’s Church in Garwood, NJ and also a member of their Rosary Society.  She was a member of the Union Twp. Seniors Club.

Survivors include 2 sons; William ‘Bill’ Schadewald III and his wife May of Garwood, NJ and Craig Schadewald and his wife Darilyn of Newburn, NC.  1 daughter; Denise Massimo and her husband Lenny of Hampton, NJ.  6 grandchildren; Alex Massimo, Michael Massimo, Hope Schadewald, William ‘Little Bill’ Schadewald IV, Matthew Schadewald and Zachary Schadewald.  3 sisters; Margaret Twele, Patricia Sullivan and Jayne Moore, all of St. Louis, MO.  1 brother-in-law; Dave Keane of Cape Coral, FL.  Several Cousins and many nieces and nephews.  Close friends who supported Dolores during her final year; Ione Warchol, Jackie Parrinello, Jenny Deemer, Carmen Patricola and especially Kelly Vacca.  

Predeceased in addition to her husband and parents by her daughter Debra Ann Schadewald who passed away in 1963, Stepfather James Pedrotti, Sister Louise Pedrotti and Mother-in-Law Violet McDonald. 

Calling hours will be Friday, August 14, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10am at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, 142 Perryville Road, Hampton, NJ.  Burial at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia, NJ. 

The family wishes to express their thanks for all of the support they have received in caring for Dolores during this past year.   

Memorials can be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822 or St. Catherine of Siena Building Fund, PO Box 245, Pittstown, NJ 08867. 

 

 

Robert P. Largo Sr.

Robert P. Largo Sr., age 80, of Greenwich Twp., NJ passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 at St. Luke’s Warren Campus Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ. 

He was born on February 11, 1935 in Staten Island, NY to Dominick and Victoria Kissel Largo.

His wife, Lee Frances Nichols Largo passed away in 2011.

Robert was a veteran, serving during the Korean War with the United States Marine Corps.

He was a retired New York City Fireman serving with Engine 6 in Manhattan, Ladder 155 in Staten Island and Engine 28 in Little Italy. 

Robert was a devout Catholic, reciting the rosary faithfully every morning.  He had a strong faith in God and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hampton, NJ.

He loved hunting Indian artifacts and collecting antiques.  He also enjoyed playing and watching baseball.

Survivors include 2 sons; Robert P. Largo Jr. of Stewartsville, NJ and John D. Largo and his wife Susan of Stewartsville, NJ.  2 daughters; Vicki L. Santangelo and her husband Scott of Milford, NJ and Laura L. Shosh and her husband John of Hellertown, PA.  6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.   1 sister; Lenora Skeen of San Diego, CA. 

Predeceased in addition to his wife by 1 grandson; Richard W. Hicks who passed away in 2013 and 1 brother; Tom Largo.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 7pm-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10am at St. Ann’s Church 32 Main Street,  Hampton, NJ.  Interment at St. Ann’s Cemetery. 

 

 

Joseph V. Prostak Sr.

Joseph V. Prostak Sr., age 69, of Clinton Twp., NJ passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ with his family at his side. 

He was born on May 8, 1946 in Somerset, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Clinton Twp., NJ where his family operated their dairy farm.

He was the son of the late Vasily and Helen Stala Prostak.

Joseph was the husband of Randi Sue Heft Prostak, celebrating 44 years of marriage.

He was a 1964 graduate of North Hunterdon Regional High School. 

Joseph helped on the family dairy farm growing up and recently moved back to the homestead ‘Paradise Farms’ in Clinton Twp., NJ for his final years.  Over the years, he worked for Washington Auto Parts for over 30 years along with HMB and a few local gas stations. He lastly operated his own auto parts business called ‘Parts & Pieces’, delivering auto parts to various locations.

Survivors in addition to his wife include 1 daughter; Joann White and her husband John of Flemington, NJ.  1 brother; Edward Prostak and his wife Debbie of Alabama.  1 sister; Mary Lomerson and her husband Ronald of Lebanon Twp., NJ, Aunt & Uncle Helen and Edmund Muckelmann. Many nieces,  great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. 

Predeceased by 1 son; Joseph V. Prostak Jr. who passed away in 2013.  1 brother; Paul Prostak.  1 sister; Dorothy Schaefer. 

Joseph was a true people person with a wonderful sense of humor.  He loved talking to people and telling jokes.  He also loved gardening, assembling model cars, watching cooking shows, watching and adding to his extensive movie collection.  Most of all, Joseph loved farming.  He was in his glory when he was on the farm riding his tractor.  He also donated his time to Clinton Twp., volunteering to till the soil for their community garden.  Joseph loved helping people. 

Calling hours will be Friday, August 7, 2015 from 7-9pm and Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10am-12noon followed by Funeral Service at 12noon.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Newell Cemetery in Stanton, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, please keep Joe in your memory by donating blood or contributing to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839. 

  

 

Mildred Rotolo Noll

 

Mildred Rotolo Noll, age eighty two, of Annandale, NJ passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015 at home. 

She was born on October 24, 1932 in Elizabeth, NJ.  She was a resident of Annandale, NJ for the past twelve years, moving from Linden, NJ where she resided for forty two years.

Mildred was the daughter of the late Russell and Carmela Rotunno Rotolo. 

Her husband, Richard Noll, passed away in 1988. 

She worked for the Linden Board of Education for seventeen years until her retirement in 1995. 

Mildred was an avid reader.  She enjoyed cooking, going to the shore and going on trips with senior groups.  She was also a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, NJ.

Survivors include one son; George J. Noll and his wife Cheryl of Clinton, NJ.  Two daughters; Karen Jirinec of Linden, NJ and Janet Gilroy and her husband William of South Bend, IN.  Seven grandchildren; Richard, Joseph, Bruce, Jessica, Meaghan, Ryan and Taylor.  Two great-grandchildren; Ellen Michelle and Olivia Jean. 

Predeceased in addition to her husband by one daughter; Ellen Weidenburner, who passed in 2000.

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Interment will be private.

Memorials can be made to The American Cancer Society by visiting www.donate.cancer.org or by calling 1-800-227-2345.

 

 

Ronald A. Hoffman

Ronald A. Hoffman, age 72, of Harmony, NJ passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Easton, PA.

He was born on August 13, 1942 in Califon, NJ and has been a lifelong resident of New Jersey. 

Ronald was the son of the late Archie A. and Angie L. Ader Hoffman.

He worked for many years as a herdsman on the family dairy farms in both Round Valley and Lambertville, NJ before working for Squibb Pharmaceutical in their animal care department.  Before retiring, he worked as a trade laborer with AM Masonry in Pattenburg, NJ. 

Ronald loved the outdoors.  He liked to tend to his garden, birdwatch, ride his bike and go for long walks.  He also enjoyed watching sports on TV and was an avid reader.  He was a past member of Future Farmers of America.

Survivors include 2 daughters; Kip Jiorle and her husband John of Harmony Twp., NJ and Wendy Nocella and her husband Joe of Alexandria Twp., NJ.  2 grandsons; Nicholas Nocella and Vincent Nocella, both of Alexandria Twp., NJ.  3 sisters; Betty Hoffman of High Bridge, NJ, Lois Voorhees of Lebanon, NJ and Carol Hudecek of Annandale, NJ.  Many nieces and nephews.  Former wife; Lorrie Hoffman of Harmony Twp., NJ.

Predeceased by 1 sister; Jean E. Hoffman.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 9am to 12noon followed by a funeral service at 12 noon.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Fairmont Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Future Farmers of America by visiting www.ffa.org of The American Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.org or by calling 1-800-227-2345.