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Patricia Ann Fiedler Nordman

 Patricia Ann Fiedler Nordman, 78, of Mount Olive passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  She died of pneumonia due to COVID-19 following years of declining health.  She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 6, 1941 to the late Ruth Violet Rebhun and Adam Mengel Fiedler.  Pat's early career was as a technical illustrator in New York City.  While raising children she worked in transportation for the Mount Olive Board of Education for 25 years.  Upon retiring, she missed her time with good friends and the many children she watched grow up. 

Pat was known by various names such as Honey by her husband, Patty, Pat, Mom and Grammy.  Pat returned to school after raising her family to pursue her passion for learning and concluded as a graduate with a MA in English Literature and a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda in 2009.

In Pat's life, she was a devoted mother, grandmother and church member.  She enjoyed camping, cooking, music and traveling.  Her biggest joy was our large boisterous family coming together at holidays.  She set the bar early making sure Christmas stockings were taller and more fully stuffed than each child gathered around her abundantly decorated holiday tree.  She would find something she liked and buy enough to give each of us the same with variations in color and size which became a teasing conversation as the years passed. 

Pat recognized and wanted to help people in need, fostering additional children and teaching Sunday school.  She was an active member, with her husband, at the United Presbyterian Church of Flanders.  During that time, she was an elder of the church and often played classical guitar during services.  Pat was active in church missions holding an affinity for the community in Machakos, Kenya where she visited many times and spent time spreading the word of God and bringing donations of medical and educational supplies.

Pat loved the written word.  She studied in depth many topics and wrote quite a few short stories recounting personal experiences.  Her favorite author was Toni Morrison.   A saying she kept in the kitchen reads:

    Only as high as I can reach can I grow,

    Only as far as I seek can I go,

    Only as deep as I look can I see,

    Only as much as I dream can I be. -- Karen Ravn

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Rudolf Ernst Nordman.  She is survived by four children: Bethanne Nordman Schoenlank and husband James; Suzanne Nordman Young and husband James; Rudolf Nordman; and Eberhard Nordman and wife Michelle.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Mathew, Sara, Samantha, Rachael, Reese, Taylor, Derek, extended family and many dear friends.  Pat was preceded in death by her grandson, Tyler Young in 2016 and brother, Kenneth John Fiedler in 2017.

A celebration of Pat's life for family and close friends will be scheduled at a later time at the United Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Rick will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to fund the Kasasule Health Center in Kenya on behalf of Pat Nordman, a cause that she cared deeply about.  Donations should be sent to Presbytery of Newton, 390 NJ-10, Randolph, NJ 07869 with the MEMO line noted for Kasasule in memory of Pat Nordman.  General condolences may be sent to the United Presyterian Church at the church's address of 58 Drakesdale Road, Flanders, NJ 07836.

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Mary Neutts

 Mary Neutts passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 9, 2019.  She was 91 years old.  Mary was born Maria Rachel Martinez on October 17, 1928, in Center Colorado, to the late Ferderico and Marta (Sedillo) Martinez.

Mary moved to Scranton, PA as a young lady where she met her husband-to-be, Miles P. Neutts.  They were married for 61 years until his passing in 2013.

Mary spent her entire career in Food Services, where she loved to meet new people.  She retired in 1992, and since then enjoyed her hobbies of listening to her favorite musical group 'The Eagles'; topping her high scores on computer solitaire; and baking cookies with her granddaughter Katy.

Mary is survived by her son, Paul Neutts, of Rockaway, NJ; her daughter, Michele Fluck (Brian), of Phillipsburg, NJ; her daughter, Pamela Hubbard (Guy), of Easton, PA; five grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

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John F. Nallen

John Francis Nallen, 73, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on November 27, 2019 after almost a year long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family in the last several hours of his life. John is predeceased by his wife, Kathy and survived by his daughter, Tara Mozian and son, Chris Nallen, his sister, Pat Hayden, son in law, Craig Mozian and two loving granddaughters, Carson and Amelia, along with a number of extended family and friends.

John was a loving father, grandfather and friend to everyone. John loved sports and was an avid golfer. He spent the last 30 years as a member of Panther Valley Golf and County Club and the last seven years had spent his winters down in The Villages. He loved swimming and the sun and there was no place he would rather be then on the course or in a pool. For many, their
fondest memories of John, are catching him in between his summer, mid-morning laps at the pool or swinging it up on the range.

He worked for 40+ years as Head of Manufacturing for Newsweek Magazine, from which he retired back in 2008. John was also a member and served time in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged. He will forever be missed, but know that he is now at peace.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-6 pm. A graveside service with be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11 am at the Prospect Cemtery, 501 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA.

All services are under the direction of the COchran Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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Robert Nunn

Robert “Bob” Nunn 83 of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully November 21, 2019 at the Barn Hill Care Facility in Newton, after a short illness.  Born and raised in Long Valley he was a long-time resident of Netcong before moving to Hackettstown after his retirement.

Bob served in the US Army reaching the rank of Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 1961.  He was employed for over 30 years by Hewlett Packard of Rockaway, NJ where he retired as Purchasing Supervisor in 1996.  In retirement, he traveled for many years before becoming an avid volunteer for Hackettstown Community Hospital.  He dedicated over 6000 hours of volunteer service, earning him selection into the Hackettstown Senior Citizen Hall of Fame. He was a beloved member of Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church.

He was pre-deceased by his wife of 31 years, Rosemary (nee Demeo) and his siblings Sarah Volker, Charles Nunn, William Nunn and Joan Demeo.  He is survived by his son Robert and his wife Yvonne of Byram Township, his son Michael and his wife Jacqueline of Andover Township and his 4 grandchildren, Amanda, Mackenzie, Zachary and Gunner.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley NJ 07853 at 11:00am.  The burial will be held at Stanhope Union Cemetery immediately following the mass. 

The visitation will be on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

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William A. Naratil

“Mr. Naratil yells a lot, but is always fair,” is how one ex-student described Bill Naratil. Others called him “Conan the Librarian.” We called him our devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, cousin, uncle, teacher, coach, friend..." William Albert Naratil was born and raised in Palmerton, PA on October 10, 1936 to William Anthony and Geraldine (Ruch) Naratil. He passed away at home, peacefully, on September 25, 2019. In between, he attended Stephen S. Palmer High School, played high school and college football, served as a diesel engineman in the US Navy, and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kutztown University. He was the librarian at Hackettstown High School for over 30 years. He served on the Hackettstown Public Library Board. He coached high school baseball, football, and was the athletic director. He found his niche coaching cross country and track, and helmed many championship teams. He was the 1997-1998 Skylands Conference Coach of the Year, the 1990 NJ Herald Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year, and was in the 1989 NJICA Hall of Fame class. Even with all these achievements, he was proudest of his 53 year marriage to the love of his life, Mary (Bilinski) Naratil, and his family. He is survived by his daughter Joanna and her partner Marian Thomas, his daughter Elizabeth and husband Chris, his son William and wife Marybeth, four adored grandchildren-Kathryn, Micah, William Philip and Martina-and siblings, Dorothy Muthard, Carol Quinn, and Joseph “Teddy” Naratil. His younger brother, Roger Naratil, predeceased him. He is also survived by all the young people he helped and mentored, as a long time educator and coach. To honor his memory, raise a glass, read a book, tell some “Dad jokes,” invest in your children, and serve your community. Viewing hours will be on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. A 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Church of the Assumption or the Hackettstown Library in Bill's memory. Online condolences me be sent to

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Norma M. Noferi

 Norma M. Noferi, age 94, of Blairstown, NJ died Friday, December 14, 2018 at Forest Manor. Norma was born July 7, 1924 in Bound Brook , NJ. She is the daughter of the late Louis and the late Mary (Zazzali) Fogazzi.  The funeral will be held at a later date at the request of the family.  

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at  

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David W Nelson

David W Nelson, age 60, of Budd Lake, NJ died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at home.  David was born November 17, 1957 in Summit, NJ. He is the son of the late Norman and Marilyn (Winterfeldt) Nelson. 

He is survived by his mother Marilyn (Winterfeldt) Nelson, 4 Children, 2 Brothers, 1 Sister, and 1 grandchild.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.  All services are private at the family’s request. 

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Dorothy A. Nicholls

 Dorothy Nicholls, age 77, of Phillipsburg formerly of Somerset, NJ died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Lopatcong Center, Phillipsburg, NJ.  Dorothy was born May 7, 1940 in Newark, NJ. She is the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Scales) Depp.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, David W.G. Nicholls in 1985, her 3 brothers, William, John and Robert Depp.. 

She was employed by Manor Care Nursing Home, Easton, Pa as Head of Housekeeping.  In her younger years she was a Professional Water Folly. 

She is survived by her daughter, Debra Ringland and husband Kelly, her son David Nicholls, sister in law, Shirley Depp and her grandchildren, Hannah Nicholls, Tyler, Justin, Jeremy Ringland and many nieces and nephews.

All services are private and under the care of Cochran Funeral Home

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Norman W Nelson

Norman W. Nelson, 86 of Chester Township died Sunday at Morristown Medical Center.

Born in Chicago, IL he was a son of the late Willian and Edna (Baumgartner) Nelson.

He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict .He was a graduate of the University of Illinois (BS) and Stevens Institute of Technology (MS – PhD).Before his retirement he worked as an Professional Engineer for Exxon Research and Engineering in Florham Park.

Norman was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Long Valley, the Morris Center YMCA, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  He loved skiing, physical fitness, gardening and financial planning.

Norman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn (Winterfeldt) 3 sons, David, Bruce and his wife Christine and Paul, one daughter, Christine Nelson and 8 Grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 23 East 26th St. New York, NY 10010 in memory of Norman.

A memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 9th at 11am at the Zion Lutheran Church, Schooleys Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Online condolences may be made at

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Doris G. Nordstrom

Doris G. Nordstrom, age 96, a resident of The House of Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Doris was born June 25, 1920 in Hillside, NJ. She is the daughter of the late LeRoy and Margaret Griggs. Doris is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Carl Nordstrom Sr., three brothers, two sisters and four grandchildren.
Family was most important to Doris, she enjoyed cooking for them and her many visits from all of them. She was always very proud of their accomplishments and frequently boasted to her friends about how large her family is and how much she loved every one.
Doris is survived by seven children: Carole Ricciardi and husband Carl, Harold Jr. and wife Anne, Robert, Donald, Lynn Banik and husband Bob, Heather Kries and husband Kenny and Thomas, 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 5 great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be determined by the family.
For those desiring, contributions may be made to:
Compassionate Care
Hospice Foundation, Inc.
350 Sparta Ave.
Bldg. 8, Suite 2
Sparta, NJ 07871
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Gladys Vreeland Niper

Gladys Vreeland Niper, 87, of Beloit, WI, died March 31, 2017 after a long illness.  Born May 28, 1929, in Hackettstown, she was a daughter of the late George and Lulu Vreeland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Howard, her daughter Lani Niper Justus, and her sister, Jay Vreeland.

A graduate of Hackettstown High School, Gladys married Howard Niper and owned and operated Niper Studio for over 30 years. During those years she was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and Soroptomist International. The Nipers were involved in many aspects of Hackettstown life including Memorial Day parades and promoting and improving small businesses.

In the mid 90's Gladys and Howard moved to Beloit, WI, to be closer to their daughter Lani and their grandson Jesse. Gladys was a creative and accomplished oil painter and china painter. She was generous with her art as many friends enjoyed receiving samples of her work, often personalized, which will help keep her memory alive. She attended the First Congregational Church of Beloit, volunteered at a local thrift shop, and was active with the Marine Corps League.

She is survived by her grandson, Jesse Justus, his wife Katie, and their infant son Jonah of Sheboygan, WI.  She also leaves behind a niece, Judy Niper Van Noy of Titusville, NJ, and several great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 5, at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.  All services are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL         60601

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William Thomas Nesmith

William T. “Bill” Nesmith, age 65, of Hackettstown died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. Bill was born October 17, 1949 in Endicott, NY. He is the son of the late Norman J. and the late Doris (Shimer) Nesmith. He was employed by Chapman Spira & Carson, NYC as an Investment Banker. He is survived by his wife: Susan (Collins) Nesmith, four sons, Dustin J. Nesmith and his fiancée Pamela Szymanski, James W. Nesmith and his wife Lindsey, Douglas S. Nesmith and his wife Meghan and Ian M. Nesmith; Grandchildren, Jacob, Julia, Chloe & Charlie. Bill was predeceased by his son, Ryan Nesmith on August 11, 1998 Bill was a musician and music lover, back in high school he played in a band called The Deacons, later in life playing with the Green Pond Mountain Rangers and lastly as lead singer and guitar player with The Desperate Men The funeral will be held 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 21 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Donald Gebhard officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 21 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 1034 Salem Road, Union, NJ 07083 or the Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda , MD 20814

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Hazel R Novak

Hazel Ruth Novak passed away on May 2, 2015 at The House of Good Shepard, Hackettstown, NJ. She was born on June 1, 1930 in Bartley, NJ to Clifford and Ruth Naomi (Kinnyman) Webb. Hazel grew up in Bartley and Flanders and graduated from Roxbury High School in 1948. Hazel worked at Hackettstown Hardware with her husband. Hazel was married to Rudolph Novak and was a member of Drakestown Methodist Church where she was honored by them for many years of service. She enjoyed helping others and volunteered at Heath Village and the House of Good Shepard. Hazel also loved to square dance. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rudy, and her sister Bette (Jesse Elizabeth) Philhower. Hazel is survived by her three sons, T. Paul Gordon (Linda) of Fleetwood and Plymouth Meeting, PA, Allan Gordon (Sandra) of Port Murray, NJ, and Jeffrey (Patricia) of Sumrall, MS. She is survived by her brother, Gilbert Webb of Lebanon, Missouri and sister, Lois Brickman of Tampa, Florida. She was also the loving grandmother of five children and great grandmother of ten children. A visitation will be held o on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 3-5 pm with services beginning at 5 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with the Pastor Robert Mayer officiating. Cremation will be private

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Cornelis Nijsse

Cornelis Nijsse, age 73, of Easton, PA died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at home. Cornelis was born April 23, 1941 in Wissenkerke, Netherlands. He is the son of the late Peter and Joppa (Vandermaas) Nijsse. Cornelis was also predeceased by 2 wives: Jennie and Grace Nijsse and 1 daughter: Joanne Peach. He was employed by as a Mold designer for Elasitmold, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ for many years before retiring, he was also a member of the Hackettstown rescue Squad for 10 years before moving to Easton, PA. He is survived by his children: Anna, Maria, Connie, Casey and Peter with wife Sandy Nijsse; 8 brothers and sisters; 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 2-5 pm with services beginning at 5 pm. Cremation will be private. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ at a later date.

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Howard "John" Niper

Howard John Niper, age 69, of Hackettstown died Friday, February 27, 2015 at Clover Rest Home in Columbia, NJ. Howard was born March 9, 1945 in Newton, NJ. He is the son of the late Jacob Henry and the late Ethel Jesse (Hoover) Niper. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, active member of the Rolling Thunder organization, a member the Masonic Order of DeMolay and was a collector of artifacts and gemology. He was employed by Appraisal Systems Inc., Mendham, NJ as a Residential Appraiser. He is survived by 4 sons; Kyle and wife Jennifer Niper, Sean Niper, James Niper, and Darryl Niper. 1 sister; Judith Van Noy, 1 nephew; Edward and his wife Maria Latta, and 1 niece; Karen and her husband Francis Kanak. He was predeceased by 1 nephew, Thomas Latta. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. A memorial service will be held 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 4 at Cochran Funeral Home with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating. Visitation hours will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 4 – 8pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc. For those desiring donations may be made to the Rolling Thunder NJ Chapter 3 Charities, Inc., 110 County Road, 627 Finesville, NJ 08865 or to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street P.O. Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057 in memory of John.

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Patricia Nedo

Patricia Mikulka Nedo, age 47, of Long Valley, NJ  died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at her home.   Patricia was born February 8, 1967 in Jersey City, NJ. She was the daughter of Janice (Ioffredo) Mikulka and the late Eugene Mikulka. 
She graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth, in Morristown, NJ earning a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and for more than 25 years served as a Registered Nurse at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Patricia was a compassionate caregiver in both her professional and family life.  She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and mother.  She lived for her two boys, who gave her great joy and were at the heart of everything she did.  
She is survived by her mother, Janice, (Ioffredo) Mikulka, sons Zachary James and Jacob Nicholas Nedo, Brother, Gene J. Mikulka and wife Dottie M. Stoffers, sister, Lauren Citrano and husband Charles, nephew Nicholas Thomas Citrano, and niece Gabrielle Marie Citrano.
The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday December 16 at 10:00 AM at Saint Marks Roman Cathloic Church, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ with Rev Msg. Joseph Goode officiating. Interment will be at Somerset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery following mass. 
Visitation hours will be Monday, December 15 from 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackeetstown, NJ 

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Catherine "Kay" C. Addotta Notillo

 Catherine Notillo, 91, of Oxford, NJ, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, on November 4, 2014.  She was born, February 26, 1923, in Newark, NJ, to the late Antonino and Madelena Addotta, and was one of 8 siblings: Bessie Coviello (d), Joseph Addotta (d), Frank Addotta (d), Rose Santangelo (d), Josephine Lopes (d), Gerry LiSanti, and Antoinette Marino.  

Catherine attended Oliver Street Grammar School, in Newark, NJ. During her younger years, she worked in sewing machine factories where she assembled ladies fashions.  While her husband was off to war, Catherine supported the war effort by working in the Regina Vacuum Company making bomb fuses.  She then joined her husband in Biloxi, Mississippi.  

After the War was over, Catherine and her husband, Joseph, moved back to Newark, where she became an active member in St. Theresa's Church.  She and her husband moved to Hackettstown, NJ, where she raised her three children.  She was employed at M & M's/Mars Co. for many years.  There as always, family and friends were her passion and delight. She loved to host parties and entertain them in her home.

She and her family spent summers traveling the USA.  Later, she and her husband moved to Tucson, Arizona where they lived for many years.  Finally, they returned to Oxford, NJ, where they spent their later years.

Catherine was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and an active member in St. Rose of Lima Church in Oxford.  She loved to travel, bowl, crochet, and in her senior years, jigsaw puzzles became her passion.

Catherine, lovingly called Kay, was married to Joseph Notillo (d) for 58 years and had three children, Madeline Ackerman, Joseph Notillo (d) and Kathleen Nolan.   Catherine was blessed with five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren all of whom she adored and they, her. In addition to her immediate family, many nieces, nephews, and friends survive her. Kay will truly be missed.  

Calling hours will be Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM, at St. Theodore’s Church, 855 Route 57, Port Murray, NJ 07865. Burial will take place at Pequest Union Cemetery, in Great Meadows NJ, following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following organizations:

Compassionate Care

Hospice Foundation

National Headquarters 
11 Independence Way 
Newark, DE 19713


MOPH Chapter 700
PO Box 23
Washington, NJ  07882

Arrangements are under the directions of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit


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Charles Naomi

 Charles Naomi, age 92, of  Andover, NJ formerly of Ocean and Washington Twp., NJ died Friday, March 7, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ.  Mr. Naomi was born September 17, 1921 in Goatsville, KY. He is the son of the late Joseph F. and the late Anna (Deeb) Naomi. Charles was also predeceased by his beloved wife Josephine who died in 1975.

Charles was a Master Plumber and owner/operator of Charles Naomi Plumbing and Heating. He was a past member and Chief of the Schooley's Mountain Fire Protection Association and served in the US Navy during World War II on the USS Omaha as a Tail Gunner from 1942 to1945.

He is survived by 1 son, Chuck Naomi and wife Judy; 1 brother, Sam Naomi; 3 grandsons and 6 great grandsons. 

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Abuchi Nwosu officiating.  Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Long Valley, NJ at a later date.

Visitation will be will be on Tuesday, March 11, 2013 at the funeral home from 4-8 pm.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ  07834-1365 in memory of Charles.

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Frederick, Jr. Henry Needhammer

 Frederick Henry Needhammer, Jr., age 84, of Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Frederick was born November 24, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Frederick Henry, Sr. and the late Florence (Heiser) Needhammer.  He was married to Anita (Barbieri) Needhammer. 

 He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952 to1954.  He was employed by Anchor Bank, Wayne, NJ as a Computer Programmer.  Frederick was a member of the Silentia
F & AM of Butler,  NJ and also a member of MENSA.

He is survived by his wife: Anita (Barbieri) Needhammer , 2 daughters; Laura Needhammer, Carol Naylor and husband James, 2 sons; Andrew Needhammer, Tom Needhammer and wife Debby, grandchildren: Rebecca, Julia, Lily, Mark, Ruby and Chloe.

The funeral service will be held 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Cremation is Private.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 19 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3551 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19141 in memory of Fred.

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Douglas G. Nichols

Douglas G. Nichols, age 63, of Morris Plains, NJ formerly of the Delaware Water Gap, PA died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Morris View Healthcare of Morris Plains, NJ. Mr. Nichols was born October 9, 1950 in Morristown, NJ. He is the son of the late Douglas A. and the late Maria (Carnivale) Nichols. 
He was employed by Johnson Dodge, Mt. Olive Twp., NJ as a Mechanic for 20 years. Doug was a five star mechanic who enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter; Roseanne LaBar and husband Joseph; 1 sister; Marsha Allahverdi and husband Tugrul; 2 grandchildren; Gabriella and Noah and his former wife Audrey Nichols.
Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 11 am – 1 pm. Services will begin at 1:00pm following visitation with the Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating
Cremation is private. Burial of Cremains will take place at Sand Hill Cemetery located in the Village of the Shoemakers, PA at a later date.
Online condolences may be placed at
For those desiring donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 30 South 17th Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Thuoc Van Nguyen

Thuoc Van Nguyen, 98, of Mansfield Township, NJ died at his residence on September 1, 2013. He was born in Viet Nam on December 31, 2013 to Mr. & Mrs. Nguyen.

Mr. Nguyen was employed as a Foreman for various manufacturing companies.

He is survived by his wife Hai Nguyen; a son Loi Nguyen; a daughter laura Nguyen and 4 grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM at the funeral home.

Interment is private.

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Elizabeth Nicolls

Elizabeth Nicolls, age 91, of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Andover Subacute Nursing Home of Andover, NJ.  Elizabeth was born April 9, 1922 in Marianna, PA. She is the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Kuckuc) Velcheck.  She was married to the late James Nicolls, Sr. 


She is survived by a Son and Daughter in Law James Jr. and Theresa Nicolls; Sister, Anne Dwyer; Grandchildren Matthew and Sean.


Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY on Tuesday, May 21.


Calling hours will be Monday, May 20 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.  Funeral Services will begin at 8 pm with the Rev. Randy Anderson of Hackettstown Baptist church officiating,


Arrangements made under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840


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Felicia A. North

Felicia A. North, age 67, of Toms River, NJ died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. Felicia was born August 26, 1945 in Newark, NJ. She was the daughter of the late John and Felicia (Jankowska) Silicki.

She was employed by Centra State Medical Center, in Freehold NJ as a Medical Technican. Felicia took great pride in her work.

She is survived by; 1 daughter & son in law, Eve and her husband John Condon; 2 grandsons, Jonathan & Michael Condon.

Arrangements were handled by Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Virginia Ann Nalls

Virginia Ann Nalls, 89 of Hackettstown, NJ, formally of Fredrick, MD died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the House of Good Shepherd. She was born in Washington, DC on January 11, 1924 to the late Laurence I. and Verna J. (Cork) Nalls.

Virginia was a Counselor for Atlantic Community College of Mays Landing, NJ before retiring many years ago. Previously she had been employed by the Long Branch School District as an English Teacher, the Collier School as a Counselor, The Brookdale College Woman’s Center and the Woman’s Resource and Survival Center of Keyport. She was an avid reader and a fantastic cook. Virginia frequently donated to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the American Kidney foundation she was a member of the NAACP and the Fredrick Senior Citizens.

Virginia is survived by her daughter; Karen Luce and husband Henry, her 2 sons; Stephen Ruzicka and wife Molly and Paul Ruzicka and wife Melissa, 6 grandchildren; Paul and Steve Luce, Matthew Morgan, Jade, Janay and Laura Ruzicka. She also leaves behind her beloved cat “Daisy”.

Funeral arrangements are private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Baker Park, P.O. Box 4146, Fredrick, MD 21705-4146 or to a local animal shelter of your choice in memory of Virginia.

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Carol Ann Napolis Lord

Carol Ann Napolis Lord
December 6, 1937-May 17, 2012

On May 17, 2012, the world lost a woman of great compassion, conviction and strength. Carol Ann Napolis Lord, age 74, died peacefully at her home in Hackettstown NJ, surrounded by those who loved her. Carol was born on December6, 1937, in Elizabeth NJ, the second of three daughters to Rose Leary Napolis and Joseph Francis Napolis. As a child, she enjoyed many summers vacationing in Maine with her family. Carol grew up in Union, NJ and attended Benedictine Academy, where she was an outstanding Student. Shortly after graduation from high school, she married the love of her life, and husband of 56 years, James William Lord. Together they moved to Hackettstown where they raised four children.

Carol took great pride in her home and her family. In addition to raising her children, Carol enjoyed a career as a dental assistant and manger of dental offices. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown, where she also taught Catechism. Following her retirement, she volunteered at the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. She was a devoted grandmother who loved attending all her grandchildren’s sporting events and extracurricular activities. She also loved playing cards and Scrabble with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Rose and Joseph Napolis, and her sister, Rosemary Napolis Gardner. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her husband, James W. Lord and her four children: daughter Theresa Lord-Stout and her husband John Q. Stout of Hackettstown, son James W. Lord III and companion Kathy Krisak of Hackettstown, son Jeffery D. Lord and his partner Edward A. Maia of Monson, Massachusetts, and daughter Constance Drum and her husband Ashley Drum of Mooresville, NC. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is also survived by a sister, Joan Napolis Powell of Hillside, NJ and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ, 07840 on Sunday May 20, 2012 from 4-7 PM. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 302 High Street, Hackettstown NJ with burial at Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ immediately following. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association Cancer Society, or the Charity of your choosing.

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Edward W. Nest, III

Edward W. Nest, III, age 36, of Winchester, VA died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Frederick, MD as a result of a tragic car accident. Edward was born December 23, 1975 in Weehawken, NJ. He was the loving son of Edward W. Nest, Jr. and Rosalyn (Anderson) Nest. He was the loving husband of Paula (van Snik) Nest for 12 years.

Ed graduated from the Ohio Unviversity in 1997 with a B.S. degree in journalism.  He had a long career as a journalist and writer in the newspaper industry.  He was an award-winning writer, layout designer, and poet.  He worked for many papers including the Baltimore Sun, the Winchester Star, USA Today and the Asbury Park Press.  Most recently he was employed by Baltimore Sun Newspaper, Baltimore, MD.

Ed was an avid sports fan and enjoyed video poker and visiting Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  He loved to spend time at home with his wife Paula and their cat Buttercup.

He is survived by his wife: Paula (van Snik) Nest; parents, Edward W. Nest, Jr. and mother Rosalyn (Anderson) Nest; sister, Andrea Nest;  grandmother, Lillian Nest; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Han and Coby van Snik; brother-in-law and wife, Robert and Sherri van Snik; sister-in-law and husband, Ellen and Matt Gray; nephews and nieces, Evan and Katie van Snik, Connor, Ava and Leah Gray.

Predeceased by his late brother, Brian Jonathon Nest.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Monday, March 26 at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 4 Church Street, Netcong, NJ with Father Nick officiating. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Andover.

Calling hours will be Sunday, March 25 from 1:00 - 3:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Marjorie J. Nykun

Marjorie  "Margie" J. Nykun , age 88, of Plant City, FL, formerly of Great Meadows, NJ, where she and her husband lived for 65 years died March 11, 2012 at South Florida Baptist Hospital of Plant City, FL. Marjorie was born March 9, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ where she received her certification in Business.  She was the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine (Stankiewicz) Murphy. She was the wife of Andrew Nykun, Jr. having celebrated 66 years of marriage February 23.

She was employed by and enjoyed her work at M & M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ as a Customer Service Representative.  Prior to her employment there, she enjoyed working on the family farm with her husband Andy. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Great Meadows, NJ,  Independence Seniors, STS. Peter & Paul Seniors, Great Meadows, NJ, and the Over 55 Club, Hope, NJ. Marjorie loved going to Atlantic City, NJ, traveling and most importantly, family. Those who knew Margie well would agree that she was a classy lady who never had a hair out of place!

She is survived by her Husband, Andrew Nykun, Jr., Plant City, FL;  1 Daughter, Debra Nykun, Plant City, FL; 1 Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Nykun, Mendham, NJ. She also has 4 Grandchildren: Jeffrey Nykun, NY; Jodi Nykun-Recksiek, VA; Amanda Nykun, VA; Abby Nykun, NJ; 1 Great-Grandson, Harrison Kurt Recksiek; 1 Sister-in-law Helen Zwarych;  Predeceased by 1 Son, Richard Nykun and 1 Brother, Walter Murphy.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations would be appreciated to the Independence Rescue Squad, PO Box 137, Great Meadows, NJ 07838.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 23, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Funeral Service will be on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. 

Interment will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.


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