Obituaries

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Phuc T Vu

 Phuc Vu, age 80, of Hackettstown died Monday, January 20, 2020 at home in Hackettstown.  Phuc was born December 19, 1939 in Sai-gon, Vietnam.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  All services are private at the request of the family.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Theresa J. Vetrone

Theresa J. Vetrone, age 84, of Hackettstown, NJ formally of Bergenfield, NJ, died Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Forest Manor Health Care Ctr. of Hope, NJ. Theresa was born August 27, 1935 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Vincent and Grace (Dillon) Crocitto. She married Alfonso Vetrone.

Theresa graduated high school in 1954 from St.Joseph's in West New York, New Jersey. After high school, she went on to work as a clerk for two decades in Union City. Theresa later worked at Teaneck High School as a cafeteria aide while her children were in grammar school. Throughout Theresa's life she devoted her time to St. John's parish being a Eucharistic Minister and reader on a regular basis. Theresa enjoyed her friends at church and her group of friends she would play bingo with every week. In her later years, Theresa was a stay at home mother and grandmother taking care of her family and hosting holidays. Theresa loved spending time with her family and enjoyed going out, going to Foxwoods, and shopping.

Theresa is survived by her beloved husband Alfonso Vetrone; three loving daughters; Donna Vetrone Krieger and her husband Jonathan, Josephine DeRosa and her husband Al, and Alice Layne and her husband Peter; three adoring grandchildren; Krystina, Elyse, and Jeffry; and two siblings; Patricia and Vito.

Calling hours will be Saturday, November 23 from 1:00 pm - 3:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

The funeral Service will be held 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 23 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity or church of your choice in Theresa`s memory.

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Gloria C Vandillewyn

Gloria C. Vandillewyn, age 91, of Washington, NJ died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home Inc, 905 High Street Hackettstown NJ 07840.  All services are private at the request of the family.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Amparo Vega

Amparo Vega, age 83, of, Hackettstown died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J.. Amparo was born November 3, 1935 in the Dominican Republic. She is the daughter of the late Enrique and Lydia (Perez Hendez) Mendez. She is survived by three daughters; Betty Silfa, Carmen Silfa and Lydia Silfa, The funeral will be held 1:30 pm on Wednesday, August 7 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Javier Castillo officiating. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following the service. Calling hours will be Wednesday, August 7 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J

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Nicholas D. Viggiano, Jr.

 Nicholas D. Viggiano, Jr., age 91, of Long Valley, NJ died Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Paramus Veterans Nursing Home, Paramus, NJ.  Nicholas was born March 11, 1928 in New York, NY to the late Nicholas and Mary (Bochicchio) Viggiano, Sr.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Joan A. (Puleo) Viggiano and his sister Anne Liggierio.

Nicholas proudly served in the Marine Corps from 1948 to 1950.  Nicholas was the owner of Nicholas Viggiano, Jr. Chiropractic, Long Valley, NJ in addition, he was a Teacher with Morris Catholic High School.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Long Valley where he was a Eucharistic Minister, a Pre Canna Teacher and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Nicholas enjoyed flying and spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Alitz and husband Scott, two sons, Paul Viggiano and Christopher Viggiano and wife Jaqueline, seven grandchildren, Vico and wife Daniella, Luke, Matthew and wife Tara, Vance, Joseph, Sarah and John, a great grandson, Santino, a brother- in-law, Pasquale Liggierio, a nephew, Steve Liggierio and a niece, Susan Strasle.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester.  Please meet at the Church.

Services are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  www.cochranfuenral.com

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871 in Memory of Nicholas.

 

 

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Louis F. Vanorskie, Jr.

Louis F Vanorskie, Jr, age 73, of Long Valley, NJ died Monday, May 27, 2019 at his residence.  Louis was born December 25, 1945 in Denville, NJ. He is the son of the late Louis and the late Elizabeth (Williams) Vanorskie, Sr.. 

He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1974.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Ginny) Vanorskie, one son, Louis Vanorskie III and fiancée Krystal Ryno, 2 daughters, Terry Clancy and Tracy Lyons.  Louis is also survived 5 grandchildren, Haley, Ciara, Ryan, J.T., and Blake.      

The Memorial Service will be at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  The burial will be at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road Wrightstown, NJ 08652.  The burial is private at the family’s request. 

Calling hours will be Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4-7pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mansfield Emergency Squad or the Long Valley First Aid Squad.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Zachary John VanOrden

 Zachary John Van Orden, age 38, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ. Mr. Van Orden was born October 10, 1980 in Fort Myers, FL. He is the son of Kristin Rapp and the late Raymond VanOrden, Jr.

 
Zachary was a skilled mechanic and electrician, and was always available to assist his family and friends as needed. He was also a talented guitarist and enjoyed all types of Rock Music. It was well known among family and friends that he was a devoted father who loved his daughter, Zoe, more than anything in the world.
 
He is survived by; his daughter Zoe Van Orden and her mother Tammi Pecoraro, his mother Kristin Rapp, 3 brothers, Raymond VanOrden III and wife MaryAnn VanOrden, Ryan and wife Cathy VanOrden, Andrew and wife Joni Van Orden, his sister, Anne Alvarado and husband Romero, and many nieces and nephews.
 
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, March 23rd at First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Brian Merritt officiating. Cremation was private. There will be an additional service held in Florida, Summer of 2019.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Zachary's Go Fund Me account and any additional funds will go towards his daughter's future.

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Nancy M. VanSolkema

 Nancy M. VanSolkema, age 75, of Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, February 18, 2019 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Nancy was born March 10, 1943 in Phillipsburg, NJ.

She was previously employed by Hackettstown Regional Medical Center as a Patient Billing Clerk retiring after 30 years of service.  Nancy was an avid reader, enjoyed cross-stitching and crocheting.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Sint VanSolkema, her daughters, Tammy Crowley and husband Michael, her son, Sint VanSolkema, her stepbrother, Raymond Kozimor and wife Beth, 5 grandchildren, Nicole, Cody, TJ, Sint and Hayden.  Nancy was preceded in death by her brother Danny Leh.

The funeral services are private at the request of the family.

Burial will be in Rockport Cemetery, Mansfield Township.

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Joseph C. Vecere

Joseph C. Vecere, 40, of Phillipsburg, NJ passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 16,2018. Born in Hackettstown, NJ, Joseph was the son of Anthony J. & Valerie Cannell Vecere. Joe had lived in Hackettstown most of his life and graduated from Hackettstown High School. After high School, Joe attended and graduated from N.J.I.T. with a degree in Achitecture. He aslo attended Warren County Community College studying Computer Graphics. Mr. Vecere was employed by Abilities of New Jersey where he served as an employee transporter.
In addition to his loving mom and dad, Joe is survived by a brother, Darren S. Vecere. Two Uncles, George "Richie" Cannell and his wife, Karen & William Cannell and his wife, Kimberly.
Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. Cremation was private. The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. 

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Alan VanOrden

 Alan VanOrden, age 34, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Wayne, NJ. Mr. VanOrden was born August 11, 1983 in Warwick, NY. He is the son of Kristin Rapp and the late Raymond VanOrden, Jr.


Alan was previously employed as a Carpet/Tile Installer. He was a very hardworking, talented and skilled craftsman. He was an avid music lover and cherished spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by; his mother Kristen Rapp, 4 brothers, Raymond VanOrden III and wife MaryAnn VanOrden, Ryan and wife Cathy VanOrden, Zachary and wife Tammi VanOrden, Andrew and wife Joni Van Orden, his sister, Anne Alvarado and husband Romero, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, February 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Birda Ferguson officiating. Cremation was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Turning Point Treatment Program

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John Patrick Veneziano

 John Patrick Veneziano, age 49, of Washington formerly a longtime resident of Long Valley, NJ died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Mr. Veneziano was born May 7, 1968 in Belleville, NJ. He was the son of Vilma (Hubin) Veneziano and the late Anthony Veneziano.  In addition to his father, John is preceded in death by his beloved brother, Anthony Veneziano, Jr.

John was an avid NY Yankees and Giants fan, he loved music, photography and fishing, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his loving mother, Vilma (Hubin) Veneziano, his wife, Michele (Marschall) Veneziano, his cherished son, John Veneziano, Jr., his sister in law, Leslie Veneziano, his niece, Stephanie, his nephew, Anthony III and many cousins.  

The funeral service will be held 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 27 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Mario Spardaro officiating.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 3-7 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring the family requests donations to be made to the Education Fund for the Benefit of John Veneziano, Jr. c/o Cochran Funeral Home, 905 high Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

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Sandra Leigh Vey

 Sandra Leigh Vey, of Royal Palm Beach, FL passed away November 30, 2017 at the age of 72. Born in Syracuse, New York, she was the daughter of John & Lucille Fusek. 

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Robert; children, Bradley Vey & Carolyn (Jason) Ponder; grandchildren, Banning & Brycen.

A visitation will be held at Palms West Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM with a service to begin at 10:30 AM. Burial to take place at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11 am.. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Sandy's honor to Community of Hope Church - Kids of Hope program.

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Carl F. Van Britsom

 Carl F. Van Britsom, age 76, of Long Valley, NJ died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Carl was born October 19, 1940 in Passaic, NJ. He is the son of the late Hippolytus and Jennie (Breem) Van Britsom.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his 2 step brothers, Paul Kurtz and William Foth. 

Carl proudly served in the Air Force during peacetime..  He was employed by Washington Township Board of Education, Washington Township, NJ in the Washington school system fro 25 years as the Maintenance Supervisor. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie (Stidl) Van Britsom, his devoted daughter, Christine Van Britsom and her fiancé, Allen, his loving son, Mark Van Britsom and wife, Dorice, 7 cherished grandchildren, Mark II, Timothy, Daniel Joshua, Jacob, Amy And Doreen.

A funeral serive will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ with Pastor Carol Peterson officiating.  Cremation is private.

At the family’s request please no flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the family c/o Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 in memory of Carl.

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Sally Vilardi

Sally Langgaard Vilardi Sally Vilardi (nee Langgaard), 68 of Long Valley, NJ passed away on Monday, April 24 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Livingston, NJ, Sally was raised in Chatham, NJ from the age of 7 and graduated from Chatham High School in 1966. After high school she earned an Associates degree from Penn Hall Junior College then attended the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York on a scholarship. Afterward, Mrs. Vilardi married in 1970 and attended Art Students League in New York City while living in Jersey City. The Vilardis then settled in Long Valley, NJ where for over 35 years they lovingly restored a 1870 farmhouse, and raised two children. In Long Valley Sally made many lifelong friendships with her neighbors, colleagues, and members of the community. Gardening was a passion for Sally and the plot surrounding the farmhouse was like a canvas where she artfully tended to an ever-changing landscape of vegetable and flower gardens. Botanical drawing and painting was also a lifelong interest which brought Sally much joy and her works have decorated the homes of many friends and family members. Sally was co-owner of the Schooley’s Mountain General Store from 1993 to 2005. After selling the General store in 2005, Sally and her daughter Kathryn opened and operated a pie shop café in Long Valley for three years. Sally was the beloved mother of daughter Kathryn and son Jason; devoted sister of the late Jean Martin; aunt of niece Stephanie Sahr (nee Martin) and nephew Eric Martin; Loving partner of Ron Mead; She is survived by a maternal uncle, former Governor of New Jersey, Brendan Byrne as well as many fond Byrne family cousins. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Sunday, May 7, from 2:00 until 4:00 at which time a celebration of life will be held. For directions or to send the family condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Karen Anne Quinlan Hospice (www.karenannquinlanhospice.org).

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Richard M. Vincello

 Richard M. Vincello, age 54, of Great Meadows, NJ formerly of Long Island, NY died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Mr. Vincello was born January 16, 1962 in Queens, NY. He is the son of the late Gerard "Jerry" Vincello.    

He was employed by Prudential, Newark NJ as a Vice President.  Rich was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain Church, a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), was devoted to his country as a proud patriot.  In addition Rich loved to cook, collect model trains, photography and was a devoted sports fan, especially of Professional Wrestling.

He is survived by his beloved wife: Susan (Dienst) Vincello, his cherished daughter, Kelsey Vincello, 2 loving sons, Bryan Vincello and Daniel Vincello, his devoted mother, Carmela (Colucci) Vincello, a brother, Christopher Vincello, a niece, Jessica Vincello, a nephew, Matthew Vincello.

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A mass of a Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 11 am at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Mark Olenowski officiating.

Burial will be in Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Andover following the mass.

For those desiring donations may be made to the 11th Hour Rescue, 861 Route 10, Rockaway, NJ or to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmy.org) in memory of Richard.

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Wilmer L. Vogt, Jr.

Wilmer "Wil" Lewis Vogt, Jr, age 81, of Mendham formerly of Panther Valley, Allamuchy, NJ died peacefully Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. 

Wil was born September 27, 1934 in Stroudsburg, PA to Wilmer L., Sr. and Madge (Bonner) Vogt. He attended Scranton University and served in the US Army. 

Wil was formerly a Senior Vice President for Citibank, New York City, NY where he worked for over 20 years.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed all sports. He especially loved to golf and spent many years as a member of the Panther Valley Country Club.

He is survived by 1 daughter; Deborah Vogt, 2 sons; Mark Vogt and his wife Anita, Todd Vogt and his wife Flora, 1 sister;  Suzanne Vogt-Burgess and 1 granddaughter; Nadia Vogt.

Friends and family will gather for a visitation and memorial service on Friday, October 14th from 4-8 pm with services beginning at 7:30 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 

A private burial will be held on Saturday, October 15th at the Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, PA.

For those desiring the family requests donations to be made to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Wilmer.

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John E. Voorhees

John E. Voorhees, 60 years old of Remsen, NY and formerly of Washington, NJ, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica, NY on June Sunday, June 5, 2016. Born August 24, 1955 in Ridgewood, NJ, John was the son of Patricia Lace Voorhees of Paramus, NJ and the late John E. Voorhees, Sr.

John and his beloved wife, Kathleen Kulovitz Voorhees have lived in Remsen, NY for the past two years having moved from Washington, NJ where they lived and raised their family for many years. John was self employed as a CPA in both New York and New Jersey. He was a long time parishioner of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown where he was active in the church choir as well as several other church organizations; currently, he attended St. Joseph’s church in Boonville, NY.

In addition to John’s wife and mother, he is survived by two sons; Sean J. Voorhees of Syracuse, NY and Brian M. Voorhees of Hackettstown, NJ. One daughter, Chelsea R. Voorhees of Remsen, NY. Two brothers, Robert of Huntington Beach, CA & Michael of Wooster, MA. One sister Cathleen Boomhower of Paramus, NJ. One loving grandson, Braeden Voorhees.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am Saturday, June 11, 2016 at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Father David Pekola presiding. Private cremation will take place immediately after the funeral mass. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Anthony F. Vicario

Anthony F. Vicario, 100, of Venice, Florida, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ with his loving family at his bedside. Born April 19, 1916 in Mount Vernon, NY, Anthony was the son of the late Ferdinando & Fiorina Fraraccio Vicario.

Anthony attended Cornell University and graduated from New York University, Summa Cum Laude in 1936.  Anthony proudly served his country, enlisting in the US Army/Air Corps, during World War II, from 1942-1946, reaching the rank of Staff Sargent.

Mr. Vicario retired many years ago where he served in the Procurement Department for the former Asiatic Petroleum Company of New York City. In addition to his employment, Anthony served as an usher at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City for over 20 years. At home, Mr. Vicario was a passionate organic gardener of vegetables and flowers. His love of animals and wildlife remained constant throughout his life.

Anthony is survived by two daughters, Susan Vicario Penney and her husband Norm of Long Valley, NJ and Judith Vicario Beck of Dobbs Ferry, NY. Five loving grandchildren, William & Catherine Kastning, Melisande Novak, Claire & Ellie Beck. Two great grandchildren, Margaret & Edward Novak.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, 9:00am at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY in the Lady Chapel. Interment will follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, North Tarrytown, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donation to the Heifer Fund or to your local ASPCA shelter or to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Constance O Vreeland

Constance “Connie” Vreeland, age 72, of Hackettstown died Thursday, April 28, 2016. Constance was born October 15, 1943 in Dover, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Samuel Blaine and Evelyn (Ledford) Hutchison.  She was also pre deceased by her husband, Ronald James Vreeland.      

Before she retired, she was employed by Traveler's Insurance in Parsippany, NJ as a Customer Service Representative.  Connie loved reading and going to the Jersey shore and she enjoyed cooking.     

She is survived by 2 sons: Jeffrey Vreeland and his wife Donna of Hackettstown, NJ and Robert Vreeland of New Mexico, brother: Randy Hutchison of Virginia, grandson: Andrew Patrick Vreeland and granddaughter: Kathryn Michelle Vreeland.

The memorial service will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. 

Calling hours will be Monday, May 2, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com

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James, Sr. J. Verbick

 James J. Verbick, Sr., age 86, of Belvidere, NJ formerly of Milwaukee, WI died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Jim was born July 15, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI. He is the son of the late James J. and Josephine (Verbnik) Verbick. 

He retired from M & M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ as a National Marketing Director of Customer Development.  Jim loved to play golf and was the senior course champion at Apple Mountain Golf Course and Country Club, Belvidere, NJ with 3 holes in one.  He was an avid reader but most of all he was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who will be missed dearly by his family. 

He is survived by his wife: Harriet (Schwabe) Verbick, 3 daughters; Gail Falcinelli and husband Jim, Jr., Sandra Allen and husband Rick, Debra Comitz and husband Robert, 1 son; James Verbick, Jr. and wife Michele, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at St. John Catholic Church, 8500 W. Cold Spring Road, Greenfield, WI 53228 from 9:30 - 10:30 am on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  A funeral mass will begin at 10:30 am. Entombment will follow at Mount Olivetti Cemetery, 3801 W. Morgan Avenue, Milwaukee, WI.

For those desiring donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Jim.

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Felicia Vaccaro

 Felicia Vaccaro, age 98, of Forest Manor, Hope, NJ died Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ.  Felicia was born February 24, 1917 in Newark, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Tuosto) Caruso.  Felicia is preceded in death by her husband; Peter Vaccaro, her 2 brothers; Ralph and Geno, 3 sisters; Grace, Phyllis and Rose and her 1 nephew; Johnny. 

She was formerly employed by Butera, Newark, NJ as a Seamstress.  Felicia loved to crochet, sew, cook and bake.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling. 

She is survived by 2 daughters; Marilyn Daidone and husband Duffy, Stephanie Deuel and husband John, 2 sisters; Margaret Martin, Clare D'Angelo, 6 grandchildren; Sharon and husband Mike, JR. and Lisa, Michael, Danielle and husband Carl, Matthew and wife Erika; 5 great grandchildren; Nicholas James, Sam, Max,  Bryan and Alexus; 1 nephew;  Joe and wife Pauline, many other nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12 Noon.  Cremation was private.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840

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Mirvin VanRiper

Mirvin Van Riper, 86, a lifelong resident of Towaco, passed away on July 31st, a quarter of a mile from where he first arrived in this life. He witnessed the transformation of the area from rural farm country during his childhood to the suburban area it is today. 'Mirv' spent his boyhood working on local farms and hunting and fishing the fields, woods and streams of the valley below Waughaw Mountain. He was a lifelong hunter and angler. Over many years, he was a well-regarded part-time resident of the old Boonton Reservoir bridge, fishing and trading stories with other anglers there. He completed technical training as an electrician and worked for Andy's Electric Service in Lake Hiawatha for 25 years. He then became an independent construction contractor. Mirvin was an avid gardener who tended several plots at the public gardens in Montville. He often acted as a mentor and teacher to novice gardeners and was respected for his knowledge. He also shared the bounty from his gardens with others. Mirvin was predeceased by his mother, Florence Van Riper, father Mirvin Van Riper Sr., and sister Jeannette Van Riper, all of Towaco, and Daughter Dawn Flynn of Mansfield, NJ. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years Joan Van Riper of Towaco, brother Thomas Van Riper of Rockaway, NJ, son Robert Van Riper of Temple, Maine, daughter Cindy Wallace and husband Neal of Denver, Colorado, and son-in-law Patrick Flynn of Mansfield; six grandchildren: Joseph Flynn and wife Justine of Passaic, NJ, Carrie Cain and husband Ron of Hackettstown, NJ, Amy Flynn of Mansfield, NJ, Katie Van Riper of Park City, Utah, Ben Wallace and fiancé Kiley Clippinger of Denver, Colorado and Victoria Wallace of Denver, Colorado; four great grandchildren: Jayme Cain, Hannah Flynn, Tyler Cain and Amelia Cain, all of Hackettstown, NJ. He also leaves behind his good friends and neighbors Glen and Jyl Marsnick and family of Towaco. After Services at Cochran funeral home in Hackettstown, he will be laid to rest in Pequest Cemetery in Independence Twp, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Compassionate Care Hospice at Saint Clare's Hospital in Dover. Viewing hours will be on Monday, 8-3-15 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11AM at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Robert S Veszi

Beloved Husband and Father, Robert S. Veszi, age 49, of Great Meadows, NJ died Friday, July 31, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in Hackettstown, N.J.. Robert was born June 10, 1966 in Queens, NY. He is the son of the late George and the late Carol (Mahlone) Veszi. He was employed by Morris County MUA, Randolph NJ as a Water treatment plant operator. He is survived by his wife: Kimberly Veszi, 2 daughters Ashley Veszi and Lauren Veszi.  Two sons, Bryan Veszi and Kyle Veszi.  One Sister, Lynne and her husband James Edert; 1 niece, Meaghan & 1 Nephew,Thomas. Father In Law, Kenneth Klejna, brother in law Jammie and his wife Lyndsey Klejna; Sister In Law, Christine Klejna. He was predeceased by his Late Mother In Law, Patricia Klejna. The funeral will be held at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. Cremation will be private. Calling hours will be Wednesday, August 5 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veszi Family for the benefit of the Veszi Children. Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Louis V. Varone

Louis V. Varone, age 85, of New York City, NY died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Louis was born March 2, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Giuseppe and Lucia Varone. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was self-employed as a Mortgage Broker, Real Estate Developer and Real Estate Broker, was a member of the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, retired board member of The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg and was a member of the Good Shepherd Church, Andover, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joan (Freyer) Varone, his 2 daughters; Donna Harmon and Kathy Varone, 2 sons; Robert L. Varone, Peter J Varone, 1 sister; Anna Castagliola; 13 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 23 at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, 48 Tranquility Road/County Route 517, Andover, NJ with Msgr Martin McDonnell officiating. (Meet family at Church) Burial will be in White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, NY on Tuesday, May 26th at 2:00 pm. Calling hours will be Friday, May 22 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, NJ Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern New Jersey Chapter, 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Frank D. Viazanko

 Frank D. Viazanko, 85, passed away on Nov. 20, 2014, at Heath Village in Hackettstown, NJ.  Prior to moving to Heath Village, he resided in Edison, NJ for 40 years.  Frank served in the US Army in peacetime and was stationed in Japan for 16 months.  He graduated from Pennsylvania State College with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and earned an MS from Newark College of Engineering.  Frank retired from Amerada Hess after over 40 years of service at their locations in Baltimore, MD, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and Woodbridge, NJ.
 
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Audrey (nee Waitz), daughters Patricia Leahy of Port Murray, NJ and Lisa Viazanko of Newtown, PA, his grandsons Spencer and Alex Leahy and his sister Marlene Johnston of Mt. Pleasant, PA.
 
A memorial service will be held at 1PM on Sunday, Nov. 30, in the chapel at Heath Village, Schooleys Mountain Rd., Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Heath Village Employee Appreciation Fund, 430 Schooleys Mountain Rd., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Arrangements under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 

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George J. Vassiliou

George Vassiliou, 63, of Hackettstown NJ, Passed away Saturday November 15th 2014 after a three week battle with pneumonia at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. George was born November 3rd 1951 in Athens, Greece, the son of Yanni and Antula Vassiliou.

George was a hardworking passionate and proud man. He was the owner of his own business, Vassiliou Painting, which he has operated for over thirty years.

George is survived by his beloved Wife; Elizabeth, two daughters; Diana and Ashley, two sons; Yanni and John, one grandson; Nikos, son of Jennifer Russo and Yanni Vassiliou and his faithful canine companion Dudley.

George was a great husband, father and friend. So many words can be used to describe George and we are all truly blessed to have had him in our lives. 

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 4-8 PM with a service at 7:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ. Funeral Procession starts the following day, Wednesday, November 19 at 10:15 AM at Cochran Funeral Home. The burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows starting at 11:00 AM. Immediately following, we will all gather at Independence Firehouse located next to the cemetery. Those who would like to contribute can bring a dish of their choosing to share. Prepared dishes can be dropped off as early as 9:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 in memory of George.

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Anthony Veneziano, Jr.

 Anthony Veneziano, Jr., age 48 of Mansfield Township, NJ died suddenly Friday, September 19, 2014.  Anthony was born October 28, 1965 in Belleville, NJ. He was the son of Vilma (Hubin) and the late Anthony Veneziano, Sr. 

He was the owner/operator of ASV News Media, Hackettstown, NJ for many years.  Anthony was very active in the Warren Hills school district.  He was a dedicated coach for baseball and basketball for the last 12 years and helped to encourage pride and sportsmanship for many in the Warren Hills Community.  His greatest passion in life was to watch his children succeed in the many activities they are involved in.  His enthusiasm and optimistic spirit will be missed by all.   Anthony was an avid NY Yankees, Giants and Rangers fan. 

Anthony was a loving husband and devoted father, he is survived by his wife; Leslie (Sasavage) Veneziano ,  1 son;  Anthony Veneziano, III, 1 daughter; Stephanie Veneziano, his mother; Vilma (Hubin) Veneziano and 1 brother; John Veneziano.  

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

A funeral mass will be held at the St. Theodore R.C. Church on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:30 am with Rev. Pawel Dolinski officiating.  Cremation will be private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Warren Hills Blue Streaks Basketball Fund at 119 North Prospect Street, Washington, NJ, 07882 in memory of Anthony.

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Richard (Rich) VanAtta

Richard (Rich) VanAtta, 63, of Byram Township, NJ, died peacefully in his sleep on January 5, 2014 at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville, NJ following a lengthy illness.  Rich is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Saga VanAtta of Charlotte, NC, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and by many good friends.

Rich was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and graduated from Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, Illinois. He later moved to Byram, NJ where he worked in the manufacturing and warehouse industry, including the former Lucent Technologies facility at the International Trade Center in Stanhope, NJ for many years.  Rich was predeceased by his parents; Margaret and Gordon VanAtta, his brother; Darrell Notara, all long-time residents of Byram.

Rich was an associate member of the Stanhope Fire Department for more than 20 years.  An avid sports fan, he was also past president of the Byram Men's Softball League.

A visitation for Rich will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with a Funeral Service to be held at 4:00 PM during the visitation.

Interment on Monday will be private.

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Stephen B. Van Campen

Stephen B. Van Campen, of Hackettstown, NJ, loving father and long-time New Jersey resident and civic leader, passed away on June 7, 2013 in Hackettstown.  He was born in East Stroudsburg, PA to the late Bernard Van Campen and the former Marion Van Why.

 

Stephen achieved much in his 71 years.  He was a 1959 graduate of East Stroudsburg High School and earned a Bachelors Degree in Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Penn State University. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  His early career experience included positions with Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons, RCA/Hertz Corp. and Revlon International before joining New York City-based J.B. Gilbert & Associates in 1974, a well-known and respected Management Consulting & Executive Search firm. He eventually became President of Gilbert & Van Campen International.  For nearly 20 years, Stephen traveled millions of miles around the world in search of key executives for Fortune 100 companies.  He also owned and operated the Lillagaard Hotel, a historic bed and breakfast on the New Jersey coast, for several years. In his retirement, Stephen served in the local private security industry and as a private investigator. 

 

In addition to a long and successful professional career, Stephen honorably served his community in a variety of civic roles. These included nominations by former Governor Thomas Kean and appointments by Congresswoman Marge Roukema as the Chairman/Vice Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Commission to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where he fought unwaveringly to maintain and preserve the historic legacy and unparalleled beauty of one of America’s most visited National Parks.   He served as a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Commission on International Trade, participating in one of the first International Trade Expo’s in the former Soviet Union and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Warren County Community College and on the Tri-County George Washington Council, Boy Scouts of America. 

 

In June 1992 Stephen was awarded the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizens Award.  In May 1995 the National Ethnic Council of Organizations Foundation honored Stephen’s long-time community service and legacy as a descendant of one of New Jersey’s original Dutch immigrant families, who arrived in 1652, by awarding him the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

 

Stephen is survived by his son Brendon, daughters Ragan Michele, Meghan, Taylor and Hannah and one sister, Elsie Spencer.  He has six grandchildren; Rieley, Logan, Connor, Tessa, Landon, and Norah. He was predeceased by sister Jeanne Tonkay.   He is remembered by former spouses Eugenia Johnson, Karen Jamison and Ellen Banks. 

 

Dad, we will miss you but will always cherish the memories we made.

 

A Memorial Visitation will be held in Stephen’s honor on Tuesday, 6-11-13 from 4 to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. Interment will be private.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Attn: Superintendant, Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 1978 River Rd.,  Bushkill, Pa., 18324.  Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Louis "Bert" V. Villano

Louis "Bert"  V. Villano, Jr., age 82, of Independence Township, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his home. Louis was born August 22, 1930 in Netcong, NJ. He is the son of the late Luigi and the late Anna (Esposito) Villano. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years the late Dorothy (Perrine) Villano, in 2011. Louis was also predeceased by 1 brother; Daniel and 1 sister; Marion Culleny. 
 
He served in the US Marines during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. Louis was a construction worker for the US Railroad and was employed by Krumm Distributors, Hackettstown, NJ for 15 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, the Feast of the Assumption Society of Netcong, the Hackettstown Firemen's Relief Association and the Cataract Hose Co. of the Hackettstown Fire Department. He attended Netcong High School.
 
He is survived by 3 daughters; Margaret Villano, LuAnn and her husband Mark Fine, Joanne and her husband Brian Phipany, 7 grandchildren; Jennifer, Jamie, Rachael, Michele, Karen, Michael and Steven, 4 great grandchildren and 4 brothers; Martin, Anthony, Joseph and Michael.  
 
Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 4-8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 11 am with the Rev. David Pekola officiating at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.
 
For those desiring, donations may be made to the ALS Association, Development Dept., 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250 Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 in memory of Bert and Dottie.
 

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Charles Almer Van Horn

Charles A. Van Horn, age 88, of Washington Township, (Warren Co.) Washington, NJ died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Easton Hospital, Easton, PA. Charles was born July 15, 1923 in Allamuchy, NJ. He is the son of the late Garret and Clara (Almer) Van Horn.

He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand, Rock Drill Division, Phillipsburg, NJ as a Technician.
In his early years he worked on the family farm in Allamuchy. He graduated from Hackettstown High School, Class of 1943. He spent some time at a heavy equipment school in Chicago, ILL, following this he worked as a Drill Technician for the Ingersoll-Rand  Rock Drill Division, traveling to many places in Europe and the 50 United States. Charles was a member of the FFA in Hackettstown, NJ as a youth and was a member of the Senior Nutrition Program in Belvidere, NJ. Charles was of the Methodist faith; he loved and spent many hours working in his garden and completing the daily puzzles; he had an incredible memory and he also enjoyed traveling and taking photos of places that he went to. Charles loved and was very proud of his family. He will be sadly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife: Muriel L. (Angst) Van Horn: three Sons, David Van Horn,Washington Township, NJ; Lee Van Horn, Washington Township, NJ and Joel Van Horn, Brick Township, NJ; He also has five Grandchildren, Amanda Fisher Van Horn, Joel Van Horn, Kim White, Joshua And Jeremiah White; 4 Great Grandchildren, Raymond, Sadie, Siera And Jayden. He is predeceased by a Sister-Anna M. Doncheski, a Brother-John G. Van Horn and 2 Sister-in-laws-Hilda Angst and Betty Angst.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

Calling hours will be Monday, July 9 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faith Discovery Church, 33 Brass Castle Road, Washington, NJ 07882. Please make check payable to Warren County Nutrition Program.


 

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John M. Vargas Vila

John M. Vargas Vila, age 76, of Washington Township, Long Valley, NJ died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at home in Long Valley. Mr. Vargas Vila was born March 5, 1936 in Mountain Lakes, NJ. He was the son of the late Mario and Olga Vargas Vila. He was married to Marion Vargas Vila.

John was a devoted husband and father, he loved spending time with his family. John also was an avid motorcycle and sport car enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife: Marion Vargas Vila, 2 sons - Michael Vargas Vila and Christopher Vargas Vila and his wife Jamie; daughter - Diana Vargas Vila; brother - Richard Vargas Vila and his wife Judy.

John was predeceased by his late brother, Mario Vargas Vila and late sister, Diana Kemp.

The funeral service will be held 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.

Calling hours will be Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 1:00 - 3:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:  www.livestrong.org or to the Hunterdon Healthcare Hospice, 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822
 

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Grace Vanheteran

Grace Vanheteren, age 89, of Hackettstown died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Mansfield Township, NJ. Mrs. Vanheteren was born April 4, 1923 in Rotterdam, Holland. She is the daughter of the late Geert and the late Hilje (van der Weg) Delger.

She was employed by Bergen Machine Tool, Hackettstown, N.J. as a Switchboard Operator for many years. Grace enjoyed knitting and crocheting in her spare time and loved working as a volunteer at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ

She is survived by 3 sons: Jerry Vanheteren and his wife Beverly, Henry Vanheteren and his wife Sharon, Billy Vanheteren and his wife Iris Rogers; 1 Daughter: Hilde B. "Trix" Lynar her husband Thomas; 1 brother: Hank Delger, 7 grandchildren and 12 great granchildren.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Selah Day Care, 443 Schooleys Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or to the Trinity United Methodist Church 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. There will be no visitation. Entombment to be held at a later date.

 

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