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Clara L. Brown

Clara L. Brown, age 94, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  She was born on May 22, 1921 to Cleveland H. Sayman and Agnes L. Bower Sayman in the family home near Overton, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Rev. Eugene Parke Brown, Jr. on July 6, 1944.  He preceded her in death in 1966.  She is remembered by 4 children:  Rozan Brown, Sandra Brown-Shields, E. Parke Brown III and Barbara L. Brown.  She is survived by 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne F. Lash in 1986 and a granddaughter, Meagan Sue Lash in 1998.

Clara graduated from Coughlin High School and Wyoming Seminary, Dean’s School of Business in Wilkes Barre, Pa. She worked at the Harrington Creamery in Dushore, Pa. prior to being married.  She faithfully served alongside her husband during his years as a Baptist minister in Canton, Pa., New Bethlehem, Pa., and Lewistown, Pa.  In 1966 she was employed by the Easter Seals Society, and later as secretary of the Mifflin County School District.  In 1976, she moved to the Harrisburg area and was employed by  Kiddie-Care Day Care, Messiah College, and Sears, Roebuck, Inc.  One of her greatest accomplishments was to serve on the EMT Team for the Dillsburg Fire Company.

Clara was a very talented and gifted lady who loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, family and friends, giving sacrificially to all those around her. 

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 3pm-5pm.  Funeral Service on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Burial at Overton Cemetery in Overton, PA. 

 

 

Robert Lueger

Robert Lueger, age 62, of Califon, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

He was born on February 16, 1953 in Holtrup, Germany.  He came to the United States at 9 months old through Ellis Island and resided in Queens, New York for several years.  Over the years he lived in Kansas City, Missouri, New York, Oldwick, NJ and Califon, NJ.  

He was the son of the late John E. and Irma Mueller Lueger.

He was the husband of Lori A. Harner Lueger, celebrating 21 years of marriage.

Robert was a Sales Rep for High Grade Beverage in New Brunswick, NJ, working for the company since 1993.

He was an avid reader and loved all sports.  He played softball for many years and loved hanging with his friends.  His favorite teams were the Oakland Raiders and NY Mets.

Survivors in addition to his loving and devoted wife include 1 beloved daughter; Alexis Lueger of Califon, NJ and in-laws; John and Sandy Nagle of Annandale, NJ.  Aunt Hanna Schilling of Long Island, NY and Aunt Pat and Uncle Ron Barber of Glen Gardner, NJ. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with Funeral Service at 8pm.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private. 

Memorials can be made to Lebanon Twp. Fire Dept, 532 W Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826.

 

 

Ellen Mae Fetzko

Ellen Mae Fetzko, age 83, of Lakewood, NJ passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Leisure Park Assisted Living in Lakewood, NJ

She was born on July 21, 1931 in Lebanon Boro, NJ.  She resided in Lebanon Boro until 1984 when she moved to Pinellas Park, FL.  5 years ago she moved to Lakewood, NJ.

Ellen was the daughter of the late Richard and Alice Manning Sammis.

Her husband, Peter Fetzko, passed away in 1985.

She graduated from Clinton High School in 1949.

Ellen was a Secretary for ETC Molex in Pinellas Park, FL. 

She was a past member of the Round Valley United Methodist Church in Lebanon, NJ and current member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Brick, NJ. She was also a former member of the Red Hat Society when she lived in Florida.

Ellen liked to crochet and enjoyed traveling and dancing. 

Survivors include 1 son; Edward Hoffman of Clinton, NJ.  2 daughters; Susan Hoffman and her husband Larry Greene of Kingwood Twp., NJ and Gail Genz and her husband Edward of Manasquan, NJ.  3 grandchildren; Megan Bender and her husband David of Manasquan, NJ, Edward Genz of Folsom, CA and Robert Genz of Hoboken, NJ.  2 great-granddaughters; Adeline Bender and Emilia Bender.  1 sister; Nancy King and her husband William of Annandale, NJ. 

Calling hours will be Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11am to 12noon followed by funeral service at 12noon.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833.  Interment at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ. 

Memorials can be made to Volunteer Guardianship One on One Inc., 188 Rt 31, Flemington, NJ 08822 or via paypal by visiting www.volunteerguardianship.org/donate. 

 

 

Margarie Tanner Krivos

Margarie Tanner Krivos, age 90, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at home.

She was born on July 27, 1924 in Detroit, MI.  She had resided in Chicago IL, Cleveland OH, and Lake of The Ozarks Missouri, before moving to Hunterdon County 10 years ago. 

Margarie was the daughter of the late Charles and Cora Walsh Tanner.

Her husband, Howard R. Krivos passed away in 1996.

She graduated from Western Reserve University with her B.A. in Interior Design. She was a self-employed Interior Designer (Margarie Krivos Designs of Parma Heights, OH), working with local architects and lecturing on design in the Cleveland area.

Margarie was an avid reader.  She loved books and would read the NY Times cover to cover.  She also enjoyed going out to lunch with family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter Pamela Deckman and her husband Dr. Harry Deckman of Clinton, NJ; as well as her granddaughter Gretchen Arnold and her husband Jamie of London, England; and one great-grandbaby-on-the -way.   She was predeceased by her sister; Eleanor Ross.

Calling hours will be Friday, June 12, 2015 from 9:30am to 10:30am at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Followed by Funeral Mass at 11am at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ.  Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. 

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

 

 

Roy Francis Cleveland

Roy Francis Cleveland, 89, passed away peacefully with family present on Thursday, June 4, at The House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, NJ.  Born August 3, 1925, he was the son of Francis and Dorothy (Mildrum) Cleveland.  He was born and raised in Staten Island, NY.  He entered the U.S. Coast Guard and served as Quarter Master on the CGC Hibiscus, which patrolled the North Atlantic during WWII.

Following the war, Roy married Barbara Pearl Virtue and settled briefly in Maine.  They moved from Maine to Staten Island and then to Edison, NJ where he was employed as a truck driver for Gold Seal Ice Cream Company of Staten Island, NY and for Swift & Company in Woodbridge, NJ.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union for 30 years.  He enjoyed traveling with friends and family, especially going ‘down east’ during the Fall season each year.

He is survived by his 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 Palm Springs, CA.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Arnold Cleveland of West Chester, PA and Francis Cleveland of Staten Island, NY.

As per his request, there will be no services.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, 877-TEAMWWP (832-6997). 

 

 

Richard Lee Carpenter

 

Richard Lee Carpenter, age 67, of Annandale, NJ passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at home.

He was born on February 26, 1948 and was a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County.

Richard was the son of the late Lois M. Carpenter.

He was a retired Janitor at North Hunterdon High School in Clinton Twp., NJ.

Richard was a member of Clinton Church of the Nazarene in Clinton, NJ for 50 years.

He enjoyed traveling and occasionally gambling at the Sands.

Survivors include 1 sister; Donna L. Meredith and her husband Arthur S. Meredith Jr. of Phoenix, AZ.  1 nephew; Jason MacFarlane and his wife Heather of Peoria, AZ.  1 niece; Jessica Shiner and her husband John of Bangor, PA.  2 great-nephews; John David Michael Shiner and Jacob Matthew Shiner, both of Bangor, PA. 

Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11am.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment at Grandin Cemetery  in Clinton, NJ.  

 

 

Elizabeth 'Libby' Koschker

 

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Koschker, age 83, of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at home.

She was born in Lebanon Twp., NJ and had lived her entire life in the Township.

She was the daughter of the late George Washington and Mary Haggerty Alpaugh.

Libby’s husband, George A. Koschker, passed away in 1993.

At age 10, she was in the Ground Observer Corps. during World War II, providing over 1,000 hours of service.

She was a graduate of High Bridge High School, class of 1950.

Libby was a Lieutenant for the NJ State Department of Corrections, retiring from Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Union Twp., NJ.

She was a member of the Eastern Star Stewart Chapter #166 for over 25 years. She was also a Charter member of the Lebanon Twp. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Ham Radio Operator and volunteered with the NJ Civil Defense. She also worked the flood on the Delaware in 1955.
Libby loved to sew, bake pies and crochet doilies.

Survivors include 2 daughters; April Koschker of Lebanon Twp., NJ and Cheryl Maszkiewicz and her husband Walter of Rutherfordton, NC. 1 grandson; Christopher George Runyon and his wife Athena of Pemberton, NJ.

Predeceased by 1 brother; Freeman Alpaugh.

Gathering of friends will be Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6-9pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to New York Susquehanna and Western Technical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 121, Rochelle Park, New Jersey 07662.

 

Salvatore J. Moscato

Salvatore J. Moscato age 83 of High Bridge, NJ passed away Tuesday May 26, 2015 at the Rolling Hills Care Center in Clinton Twp., NJ.

He was born February 8, 1932 in Newark, NJ and had resided in Irvington, NJ before moving to High Bridge in 1969.

He was the owner of Norsal Distribution Associates Inc. in High Bridge, NJ.

Mr. Moscato was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the USMC.

He attended the Newark College of Engineering.

He worked for Federal Pacific Electric in Newark NJ for 27 years before the plant closed.

Coached football for the High Bridge Huskies in the 70’s.

Mr. Moscato is survived by his wife of 58 years Norma A. Belfondo Moscato.

1-son Salvatore Moscato and his wife Jannett of Easton, PA. 1-daughter Cheryl Moscato of High Bridge, NJ. 3-granddaughters Nichole Donato and her husband John of Saylorsburg, PA., Amber Moscato of Exeter, NH, and Jesica Moscato of Easton, PA.

3-great granddaughters Sofia Santiago of Easton, PA., Addison and Kallie Donato of Saylorsburg, PA.

Predeceased by 3-sisters and 2- brothers.

Calling Hours will be Thursday from 6-9 and Funeral Services Friday at 11:00 AM all from the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home 26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ 08833.

Interment with military honors will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.   

 

 

Adam A. Wurtz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Carol E. Gulick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One brother; Theodore Unglaub and his wife Barbara

She was predeceased by one nephew; Michael Unglaub

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

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

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

 

 

Charlotte Heinlein Brereton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Stacy Kontir

 

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

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

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

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

 

Geoffrey Darnbrough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Arthur Charles "Buddy" Adler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Kay M. Kobran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

William 'Billy' Douglas Hamilton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Nancy Patricia Duffy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Lucy A. 'Luann' Andruzzi-Bird  

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

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

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

She was the wife of Kenneth E. Bird.

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

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

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

Predeceased by 1 sister; Elaine Andruzzi. 

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

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