Obituaries

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Wayne David Evans

 Wayne David Evans passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2020. In his 21 short years, he touched so many lives and left behind an army of people whom loved and adored him. From the moment he was born, he was a complete and utter joy. He had an infectious smile, warm and compassionate spirit, and he was the kindest soul. Those that even knew Wayne just a little say how he had the ability to bring people together and make every one feel included and special.

He was the first to help clear away dinner plates, assist the next door neighbor with groceries and he always thanked his mother, Barb, each and every night, for making dinner. He loved his mother and father enormously. He showered his mother with gifts and love, not only on mother’s day, but randomly leaving candies or flowers to show his appreciation for all of her hard work. Even as a young teen, he would save his money to purchase these gifts to show his mother just how much she meant to him. He talked at length with his father, Wayne, a carpenter by trade, about the love of his own budding construction career. He helped with his father, beginning at a young age, learning and assisting him on job sites. Every father’s day, he took his dad golfing along with his brother Griffin enjoying the time together. One of his very first tattoo’s was of his mother and father’s birth dates. To say, he was an incredible loving son is an understatement.

It was his brother, Rob, a foreman at Harrington Contractors, who introduced him to his love of excavation and heavy equipment. Wayne joined Harrington Contractors right out of high school and immediately excelled in the company. Moving quickly in the ranks, Wayne spoke with such pride of both his company and of his work. In every picture taken of Wayne at work, he was focused and smiling while operating thousand pound machinery. To find such joy in a career alludes most adults their whole life but Wayne was so fortunate to have found his passion early. He had an incredible work ethic always wanting to pick up overtime and do whatever was necessary and asked of him.

He had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed playing jokes along with his sister, Dana, on their mother. They would loving team up to tease her and bond over long running jokes. He loved joking with his brother Griffin as well, teaming up with him, to joke with their father and spending time with his youngest sister Sky. He had the ability to move quickly from an adult conversation to speaking gently and kindly to Sky and his nieces. He cherished his moments with his nieces Emma, Hazel, Viviana and Scarlett, making sure he saw them often and thoroughly enjoyed his role as an uncle and brother.

Wayne was a gifted baseball player in high school and went on to play in a men’s soft ball league with his brother Rob. He and Rob enjoyed many nights together both on and off the field. He helped Rob with home projects and relished his time at his brother and his wife, Desiree’s, home. He had a passion for cars and loved his dog Charlie.

He loved spending time with his girlfriend of three years Carly. Wayne and Carly both attended Hackettsown High School and sweethearts. They often finished each other’s sentences and while Wayne loved the band Motley Crew, he often went to country music concerts for Carly.

He had a running joke with his cousin Madison about who was their grandmother’s favorite. Wayne, being the first born grandson on his father’s side, and Madison, the first born granddaughter, shared a special cousin bond, often joking each was Gram’s favorite and always vying to move up in the position by calling or texting Gram and then letting the other one know.

He was an incredible grandson to his grandparents Donna, Paul, Dave and Tammy and as they are lovingly known as Gram, Pop, Poppop and Nana. We know he is now in heaven with his

maternal grandparents, Grandpa and Grandma, Richard and Barbara Schmidt. They will look over him until we meet again.

Wayne is survived by his parents Barbara Schmidt and Wayne Evans. HIs siblings Dana Toro, her daughter Emma, his brother Rob Toro, his wife, Desiree, daughters Hazel, Viviana, Scarlett, his brother Griffin Evans and his sister Sky Evans. His paternal grandparents Donna and Paul Hughes and Dave and Tammy Evans. As well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins, lifelong best friend Mark and girlfriend Carly Edmunds.

We will forever be grateful to have had him in our lives, even for this short time, as he left a lasting mark on each and every life that he touched. Words cannot possibly express how much sadness we feel and how much love and joy he brought to the world.

Wayne, we love and miss you.

Funeral services will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, NJ on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation in Wayne’s name to a favorite charity. As a reminder, masks must be worn at all times at the funeral and cemetery. The family would like to thank Harrington Contractors for their enormous support and generosity during this time. Just another example of how Wayne blessed so many lives and in turn had the love and support of so many.

 

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Glenn Evans

Glenn Evans
On Friday, May 15, 2020, Glenn Evans age 70 of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away after valiant battle with ALS.
Born in West Virginia to the late Walter Ross and Audrey Louise (Wright) Evans,
Glenn served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971 as a Helicopter Rescue Aircrewman. He was a graduate of Bloomfield College and worked for the City of East Orange as a Supervisor for over 30 years.
An avid sportsman and a fun loving guy who was full of life and energy.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing,  archery, boating, and golfing with a multitude of friends. 
Glenn is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years Dorothy (Charles) Evans; daughter Kellie Marie Evans Bray of Long Valley.  He was a proud and loving grandfather of Addison Jane Bray and William Cole Bray Jr. and loving sister Linda D’Aloia of Florham Park, many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws and a brother-in-law.
A private visitation will be on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with a graveside service and burial to follow at Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ. A memorial mass and gathering will be held at a later date.

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Caslyn Edmondson

Caslyn Jennifer Edmondson was born July 31, 1960. She grew up in Georgetown, Guyana and was raised by her mother and father, Norma Codrington and the late Fitzherbert Codrington. Caslyn originally wanted to become an electrician and therefore, attended Guymine Trade School in Linden, Guyana. She earned her certificate in electrical engineering in 1980. During that time, Caslyn met George at a friend’s house party. After that day, they were inseparable. George would leave Georgetown and visit Caslyn at school almost every weekend. They managed a long-distance relationship. On December 18, 1982, George took Caslyn as his bride and continued to live in Georgetown. In 1983, Caslyn and George brought Germain Edmonson into this world. Two years after, George Jr. was born, then, Gavin in 1988. After many years, Caslyn and George moved to the United States and gave birth to their last son, Glenn, in 1998. Caslyn sons are her pride and joy! 
 
In the late 1990’s, Caslyn decided she did not want to experience another electrical shock again and therefore, began to explore her interest in nursing. Caslyn realized that nursing was a gift that God gave her. She became a certified nursing assistant (CNA), then a license practical nurse (LPN). Soon after, Caslyn passed her state board exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). She cared for her patient’s day and night. At the time of her passing, Caslyn was employed by House of Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ as a RN.
 
Caslyn developed a burning desire for a stronger relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She began to look for churches. She spent a lot of time at a catholic church, until one day she found a flyer for the River of Life Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Melvin Travis. She asked her husband if he wanted to attend church with her. George said “nope” and went home to watch soccer. The shock on Caslyn’s face was priceless, however, she continued to pray and encourage her husband to attend service. Eventually, George attended service and before he knew it, he began to develop his own personal relationship with God. Caslyn was a kind-hearted, courageous, pleasant, confidently outspoken, and encourager not only to her husband but for her entire family. 
 
Caslyn is survived by her loving husband, George Edmondson, Sr.; Her sons, Germain Edmondson, George Edmondson, Jr., Gavin Edmondson and Glenn Edmondson; Her Mom: Norma Codrington; Her five grandchildren, Trinity, Tyler, Aaron, Noah and Damian; Her sisters, June Codrington- Kole, Denise Blackman, the late Gillene Trotman, Shelly, Sharon, Shawn,  Joy, Judy, Anthony and Ann. Her first cousins, Michelle Vancooten, Marlyn De Abreu-Waterton, Denise De Abreu, Derrick De Abreu, Douglas De Abreu, Simone Roberts- Smith, Abiola Codrington, Dellon Roberts, Caslyn Roberts- Brown, Peta Roberts, Peter Roberts, Rawl Roberts, Neil Roberts, Earl Roberts and late Gem Roberts; Her mother-n-law, Eula Edmondson;  Her sister-n-laws, Avril Edmondson, Eulleen Edmondson, Evelyn Edmondson, Jennifer Edmondson, Margaret Dash, Marlyn Edmondson; Her nieces and nephews; Sean Roberts, Selwyn Roberts, Alicia Codrington, Jude Benjamin, Shondell Cozier, Kegan Trotman, Kiwani Trotman, Kavon Trotman, Kwan Trotman, Keisha Trotman, Kelly Trotman, Zaire Codrington, Raine Codrington, Shanike Burnett, Edith Codrington, Geanette Codrington, Brentmore Jr. Blackman, Dason Sandiford, Gabriel Edmondson, Gary Dash, Gerad Edmondson, Guy Edmondson Jr., Jason Edmondson, Ka’iulani Edmondson, Mathew Edmondson, Marlon Tanner, Randy Edmondson, Travis Edmondson, Donette Sandiford, Grace Edmondson, Michelle Dash, Linda Goodman, Mandell Dash, Natoya Edmondson, Odessa Edmondson, Ollecia Edmondson, Onecia Edmondson, Orfie Dash, Tamala Bowes, Tamica Dash, Taura Edmondson, Tiana Edmondson, Tunesha Edmondson, Tunesia Carter, Tomica Edmondson; Her uncles, Piercy Roberts Sr. and Leslie Roberts and Wimot Codrington. Her brother-n-laws, Brentmore Blackman, Gordan Edmondson, Gregory Edmondson and Guy Edmondson, Her church family, River of Life Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Melvin Travis and a host of many other family and relatives.
 
A Celebration of Caslyn’s life will be held from 2:00pm-2:30pm, on Friday, April 10th. The service will be at the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ with Reverend Melvin officiating.
 
 

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Carolyn Lible G. Eroh

 Carolyn G. Lible Eroh, age 88, of Mountain Lake, NJ died Monday, April 6, 2020 at home.  Carolyn was born May 12, 1931 in Newark, NJ to the late George and Charlotte (Geffinger) Lible.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Claude Eroh, Jr. and her cherished brother, George Lible.

She was employed by American Can, Washington, NJ as a Quality Assurance Representative for many years before retiring.  Prior to that she was employed as a Clerk for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Newark, NJ.  Carolyn was a dedicated wife and mother, she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her devoted son, Claude Eroh, III and wife Kathleen, her loving sister, Suzanne Garrity and life partner Scott Albertson.

A private graveside burial will be held at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

 

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Claude C. Eroh, Jr.

 Claude C. Eroh, Jr, age 91, of Mountain Lake, NJ died Friday, January 3, 2020 at home.  Claude was born June 8, 1928 in Hazelton, PA to the late Claude and Bertha (nee-Swiers) Eroh Sr.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by this three sisters, Shirley Seargent, Dolores Buz, and Dorothy Lutton.

He served proudly in the US Army and the US Naval Reserves and was previously employed by Kmart, Hackettstown, NJ as their Shipping/Receiving Supervisor.  Claude was an avid collector of Blue Grass Music and was a former member of the American Legion, Belvidere, NJ 

He is survived by his devoted wife, Carolyn (nee-Lible) Eroh, his loving son, Claude III and wife Kathleen Eroh, and his brother, Raymond Eroh.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11 am.

Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following services.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Claude.

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John W. Engelhardt

 John W. Engelhardt, age 91, of Budd Lake, NJ died Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  John was born August 12, 1928 in Hollis, NY to the late John F.W. and Marie C. (Meyer) Engelhardt.  In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lillian and a sister, Elsie Rohrer.

He served proudly in the US Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.  He was employed by Honeywell, Morristown, NJ as a Traffic Analyst for many years before his retirement.  John was a devoted member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Succasunna, NJ and enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He is survived by two sons, John Engelhardt and wife Karen and their 3 children, Bruce Engelhardt and wife Laura and his 4 children, Ida Engelhardt and her husband William Brown and their 1 child, Lillian Goral and husband Dariusz and their 1 child, and a brother William “Bill” Engelhardt.

All services at this time were private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Online Condolences can be left at www.cochranfuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, P.O. Box 96860 Washington DC 20077-7677. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Doris Emrich

Doris Louise Emrich, nee Shoemaker, 91, died on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Holly Manor Nursing Home in Mendham, NJ.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.”  Matthew 25:21

Doris was born to Jonas and Florence Shoemaker and was raised in Spring City, PA.  She was married to Richard (Dick) Emrich in December 1950. They moved from PA in 1964 and spent the rest of their lives in NJ, most of which in Rockaway Twp.

After graduating from Spring City High School, Doris attended business school in Reading, PA and worked as a secretary until 1953. She then devoted herself to homemaking until 1975 when she received her real estate license. She was employed by several agencies with Thomas Brackin Real Estate in Mountain Lakes, NJ being her favorite. Doris enjoyed drawing, sewing, candle making, and writing poetry. But most of all she enjoyed her family.

Doris loved her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ and was quick to share that love with those she came in contact with. She was a beloved member of Church of the Covenant in Hackettstown, NJ.

She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years Dick Emrich. She is survived by her daughters Linda Channell & Nancy Butterfield, son-in-laws Tom Channell & Alan Butterfield, grandchildren Sean Channell, Charlotte Channell, Justin Webb, Shannon Webb, Olivia Post, and great-grandchildren Benjamin & Madelyn Webb.

A memorial service will be held at Church of the Covenant, 319 Blau Rd, Hackettstown, NJ at future date. Interment at Zion’s Cemetery in Spring City, PA in the spring.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home.

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Arlene V. Eberhardt

Arlene V Gaska, 74 of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully on Monday June 17th at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover NJ.  She was born on May 8th 1945, (Victory in Europe Day), in Newark, NJ to Victor and Catherine Gaska and was a 1963 Graduate of East Side High School in Newark NJ.  She lived most of her life in NJ spending 12 years in Spring Hill, Florida.  She was proud of her Polish heritage and loved animals, especially her cat Molly.  She enjoyed crocheting, making crafts, gardening and cooking for big family gatherings.  She treasured spending time at the beach and collecting seashells.  She would spoil everyone she knew with gifts, wrapping each one like a piece of art.  She will be remembered for her beautiful sense of humor and missed for so much more.  She is preceded in death by her son John Infinito.  She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Angelo and Mayra Infinito of Hackettstown, NJ, Mike and Victoria Boatright of Round Rock TX and her sister Dolores Loges of Warren NJ.  Funeral arrangements are by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 with a graveside service to be held on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover NJ at 11:00am.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/ 

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Jeanne Elizabeth Edwards

 Jeanne Elizabeth Edwards, age 90, of Oxford formerly of Rockport, NJ died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Warren Haven Nursing Home.  Jeanne was born May 31, 1928 in Long Branch, NJ to the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Robb) Kastenhuber.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Harry, Walt and Ted Kastenhuber.

Jeanne owned and operated the Jeanne’s Ceramic Studio for many years. She was a member of the Rockport Presbyterian Church, Rockport, NJ and graduated from Hackettstown High School Class of 1947.  Jeanne was an avid poet, enjoyed knitting, played the piano and had a great love of classical music.  She also loved the outdoors and spending time near the ocean.

She is survived by her longtime companion Jim Kuhl, a daughter, Patti J. Stuart and husband Mark, her 2 sons, Gary Edwards and wife Nancy, Perry Edwards and wife Susie, a brother, Robert “Bob” Kastenhuber, 8 grandchildren, Josh and wife Kelly, Melissa, Garrett, Wade and wife Claire, Cedar Vaughan, Evan Paul Vaughan and wife Ali, Kelsey, and Ryan, 7 great grandchildren, Riley, Ava, Connor, Avery, Honey Bear, Julien, and Wyatt and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.

Visitation will be Friday, May 31, 2019 from 3 pm - 7 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Barbara Ellicott

 Barbara Ellicott, age 77, of Byram Township, NJ formerly of Orange, Verona and Upper Montclair, NJ died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ.  Barbara was born August 15, 1941 in Newark, NJ to the late Joseph and Shirley (Wolff) Berke. 


Barbara had earned a bachleor's and a master's degree from Montclair State University and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, worked as a speech therapist at many public schools and became a self-employed speech language pathologist for many years in Florham Park, NJ before retiring.  She was a passionate marathon runner, completing many marathons (as well as half-marathons and triathlons) all over the world--in Vienna, London, Toronto and Boston, to name a few.  Barbara had a brown belt in karate, enjoyed swimming and had a deep love of animals which encouraged her to be an avid vegan. She wrote a number of books, including The Adventures of Teko.

She is survived by her two sons, Theodore Ellicott, Christopher Ellicott and wife Karen, two daughters, Laurie Ellicott, Beth Ellicott and companion Ben, her sister, Irene Spangler, her niece, Catherine Spangler, her uncle, Wallace Wolff and wife Barbara, and her beloved service dog, Teko.

All services are private.

For those desiring donations, they may be made to: Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936 in memory of Barbara.

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Louis E. Eltora

Louis E. Eltora, Jr., age 73, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at home in Hackettstown.  Louis was born September 7, 1945 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Louis E. and the late Mary (Chuff) Eltora, Sr.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968.  He was employed by JCP&L, Hopatcong, NJ as a Supervisor. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Agnes (Derco) Eltora, 2 sons, Michael Eltora and Brian Eltora, 2 daughters, Darlene Grecsek and Melisa Nelson.  He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Zachary Homa, Jessica Homa, Allyson Homa, Logan Nelson, and Andrew Nelson.  

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 909 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ with Father John Kassatkin officiating.

Calling hours will be Friday, January 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. 

Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/
 

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Bertha Erskine

Bertha Erskine
Died: February 11, 2018
Bertha (Bert) Erskine, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away at her residence at the House of the Good Shepherd on February 11, 2018 of natural causes.  Bertha would have been 94 years old later this month.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Bertha came to America settling in New York City with her husband Henry and daughter Lorraine in 1949. Once in America, Bertha and her husband expanded the family by five more children. In addition to living in Belfast, New York City, and Hackettstown, Bertha has lived in New Milford, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ, Murfreesboro, TN, and Seneca, SC.
 
Bertha will long be remembered for her passion for raising her six children, fondly reminiscing about the “old Country” of Ireland, as well as cooking and knitting.  Over the past several years, even knitting hats and scarfs for the military and caps for new born babies at Hackettstown Hospital.
 
Bertha is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Greg Harding of Seneca, SC, daughter Marilyn Mickelson of Vienna, VA, daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Steve Melofchik of Ocean View, DE, son and daughter-in-law, Hank and Kathy Erskine of Green Brook, NJ, daughter Deidra Erskine of Asheville, NC, son and daughter-in-law, David and Kelly Erskine of Cordova, TN, as well as six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry.
 
A private memorial service will be held within the next few weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Bertha Erskine to the House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home, Inc. 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.   
For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com 

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Deborah S. Evans

 Deborah S. Evans, age 83, of Hackettstown formerly of Glen Ridge, NJ died peacefully Friday, October 27, 2017 at her home in Heath Village, Hackettstown.  Ms. Evans was born August 26, 1934 in Bayonne, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Charles F and Katherine (Suckow) Snover.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, David Evans in 2012. 

She was formerly employed by Montclair Academy, Montclair, NJ as a Librarian retiring many years ago.  Deborah was a graduate of Wellesley College, where she remained an active supporter of her Alma Mater.  She was a former member of Christ Church, Bloomfield, NJ.  Deborah was an avid reader, she loved and enjoyed all types of book genres, she was also very passionate about environmental issues.  

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Katherine L. Evans, her loving son, Jeff Evans and wife Diana and 2 grandchildren; Charles and Emily.

Cremation was private.  A memorial will be held at a later date.

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

For those desiring, donations may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Road, Newton, NJ  07860 in memory of Deborah.

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Ellen M. Eichler

Ellen M. Eichler, age 77, of Hackettstown died Monday, March 13, 2017 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Ellen was born July 23, 1939 in Bayonne, NJ. She is the daughter of Patrick and Margaret (Harley) McGarvey.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Eichler, her brothers, James, John, Denis and Patrick McGarvey and a sister, Mary O'Donnell.

Ellen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. 

She is survived by her son Charles and his wife Gwen, her daughter, Margaret Redmond and her husband Edward, a brother, Dan McGarvey, 3 grandsons, Alex, Nick and Tyler.

A funeral Mass will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, March 18 at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Msgr. Joseph Goode officiating.  
**Note: The family requests that friends please meet at the church on Saturday morning.

Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following the mass.

Visitation will be Friday, March 17 from 2:00 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, Please consider making a donation to, Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Attn: Director of Development, 673 Morris Avenue, Suite 100, Springfield, NJ 07081

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Roger Eugene Eroh

 Roger E. Eroh, age 49, of Hackettstown died Saturday December 24, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. Roger was born June 3, 1967 at Dover General Hospital in Dover, New Jersey. He is the son of the late Herbert Eroh Sr. and Norma Kishbaugh Eroh. Roger was a tireless worker over the years, many times holding down two or three jobs at once. His final job was working in the catering department at Shop Rite in Parsippany, New Jersey. He suffered a couple of strokes four years back and has been living at Quakertown Center in Quakertown, Pennsylvania while recovering. He is survived by his brother Herb Eroh II of Riverdale New Jersey his wife Yvette and stepson Nathaniel, and his stepmother Grace Geraldine Eroh of Lansdale, Pennsyvlania.

 

There will be a viewing service at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street in Hackettstown, New Jersey on Thursday night December 29 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be another viewing service at Heller Funeral Home, 633 East 3rd Street in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania from 11am to 12:30pm on Friday morning December 30 with a short service to follow. Burial will be at the Jonestown Cemetery in Jonestown, Pennsylvania following the service. 

For those desiring donations may be made to the American Diabetes Organization, 1160 US Highway 22, Suite 103, Bridgewater, NJ  08807 in memory of Roger.

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Charles F Eichler

Charles F Eichler, age 80, of Hackettstown died Saturday, October 8, 2016 in Hackettstown, N.J. Charles was born July 5, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late John and the late Carrie (Bauer) Eichler. He married Ellen McGarvey. He served in the Air Force during peace time from 1955 to 1959. He was previously employed at Newark Airport as an aircraft mechanic. He is survived by: his wife Ellen (McGarvey) Eichler; one son, Charles and his wife Gwen Eichler; one daughter, Margaret Redmond and her husband Edward; one brother, Raymond and his wife Florence Eichler; one sister, Joan Rogers; and three grandsons. A mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00am on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. Marks Roman Catholic Church, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ with Father Joseph Goode officiating. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown NJ 07840 immediately following the funeral mass. Calling hours will be Friday, October 14, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834. Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Richard H. Ellsworth

 Richard H. Ellsworth, Sr. passed away August 7,2016, at the Karen Anne Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Twp.,NJ., at the age of 85.  Son of Harry Wells Ellsworth and Gladys Williams Ellsworth, he was born in Bloomfield and grew up in Nutley, NJ. 

He was a member of Harmony Lodge F&A Masons, the Sussex county Historical Society, the NRA and a supporter of the Brandy Station Foundation. 

His life passion was our American Civil War history and with his family, participated in Civil War Reenactments and Living History Programs for 30 years.  In 1983 organized a Memorial Unit of M Company 1st Regiment of Volunteer Cavalry which was mustered out of Sussex County in April of 1863. 

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Marlatt Ellsworth and their children, Jennifer Ellsworth Allen, her husband Stephen Allen and Jacob E. Ellsworth and his wife Gwendolyn Thompson Ellsworth and five granddaughters.  He is also survived by Jeanne Ellsworth, Bonnie Ellsworth Walker and husband Steve, Donna Ellsworth Brand and her husband Scott, Evvie Ellsworth Condit and Rich Ellsworth, Jr., and his wife Peg O’Connell Ellsworth and their mother, Evelyn Mitchell Ellsworth; 12 grandchildren,13 great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home in Hackettstown NJ from 12:00 to 3:00pm. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, www.mc-lef.org.  

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Marilyn L. Elias

 Marilyn L. Elias, age 90, of Hackettstown, NJ formerly of Clearwater, FL died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, NJ.  Marilyn lived a long, full and happy life.  She was born December 12, 1923 in Cleveland, OH to the late Edward H. and Mary M. (Lanius) Lange.  She was preceded in death by her husband; Andrew B. Elias in 1996, and her two brothers; Clark and Robert Lange. 

She was previously employed by North Ridgeville Dept. of Education, North Ridgeville, OH as their Food Service Director.  Marilyn was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ and Martha’s Circle.  She enjoyed sewing, making her famous scrubbies and gardening.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Beth Lappin and husband Harold, Cheryl Huene and husband Charles; 2 granddaughters; Cynthia Nort and husband Michael, Hannah Lappin; 2 great grandchildren; Emma and Abigail Nort.

Visitation hours will be Tuesday, October 21 from 10 am - 12 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

The funeral will be held 12:00 pm immediately following visitation at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating.  Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, North Ridgeville, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street

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Elwood Edwards

Elwood Edwards of Independence Twp., NJ died Friday, 6-20-14 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.; he was 87 yrs old. Born August 22, 1926 in Dover, NJ, Elwood was the son of the late Norman & Lettie Litvin Edwards. Mr. Edwards retired in 1988 after 50yrs as a Mason from the Oradell Construction Corp. of Wayne, NJ, ending his career as a superintendent with the company. He was a member of Local Union 4, Bricklayers Allied Craftsman, Fairfield, NJ. He and his loving wife of almost 66 yrs, Betty, have lived in Warren County for the last 31yrs coming from Randolph, NJ where he was an active member of the Randolph Chemical Fire Dept. having served as Chief in 1962. He attended Abundant Life Community Church, Port Murray, NJ. with his wife, Betty. A true outdoorsman, Elwood was a skilled fisherman and hunter all of his life. In addition, Mr. Edwards was a "Mr. Fixit" and able to repair anything his family or friends presented him with! Lately, Elwood could often be found watching his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Pike Edwards of Independence Twp., NJ; One son, Kevin Edwards and wife Kathleen of Randolph, NJ. Three brothers, Carl of Spokane, WA, Bruce & Ronald of Tucson, AZ. Seven precious grandchildren, Dr. Kevin J.; Michael J., Esq.; Eileen K., Matthew R., Sean D., Brian C. and Shannon M. Edwards. He was predeceased by two brothers; Norman & Kenny. Visitation will be on Wed., 6-25-14 from 5 to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, 6-26-14 at 10:00am. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abundant Life Community Church, Cherry Tree Bend, Port Murray, NJ. To send online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Donald Elston

Donald Elston, 60, of Hackettstown, N.J. died on Sunday, 4-13-14 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Gilbert Stanley & Zetta Donahue Elston.

Don formerly worked for Greystone Hospital of Parsippany, N.J. from 1981 to 1995 retiring as the Assistant Fire Chief and was currently employed as a Paramedic with the St. Clares Hospital System of New Jersey.

Don lived in Florham Park, N.J. throughout his childhood and graduated from Hanover Park High School in 1972. He has lived in Hackettstown, N.J. for the past 36yrs. and belonged to several emergency service organizations, such as the Mansfield Twp., N.J. Rescue Squad, where he served as past chief;  Member of the Florham Park and Hackettstown Fire Departments; The N.J. State Fire Chiefs Association and the Appollo Team, a critical incident debriefing assoc.. He was also the former leader of the St. James Episcopal Church Youth Group of Hackettstown, N.J.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Young Elston, daughter of Shirley and the late Dale Young of Hackettstown. Two sons; David R. Elston and wife Christa of Hackettstown. Edward J. Elston and fiance Michele Ruggiero of Harmony Twp., N.J.. one brother, Gilbert Elston and wife Sheri of Williamsburg, Va.. One niece, Dr. Joanne Elston and nephew Christopher Elston.

Viewing hours will be on Wed. 4-16-14, from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. The funeral will take place on Thursday, 10am at the funeral home.  Interment will be at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, N.J..  Those wishing to send condolences online may visit www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Mary A. Ellis

 Mary A. Ellis, age 53, of Long Valley, NJ died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at home in Long Valley.  Mary was born December 28, 1960 in West Islip, NY. She is the daughter of the Barbara (Krueger) Johnson and the late James F. Johnson. 

She was employed by Crossmark Enterprises, Mount Olive, NJ as an Event Specialist. Mary was a devoted and loving mother who enjoyed crafting. 

She is survived by her husband: Donald R. Ellis;  2 sons, Kevin and Conor Harris; her mother Barbara (Krueger) Johnson; 2 brothers, John Johnson and wife Patricia, James Johnson and wife Peggy, 1 sister Carol Vergara and husband Mario; mother in law, Lois Ellis; 2 sister in laws, Joan Murray and husband Bill,  Janet  MacQueen and husband Gary, and Beth Crane; 2 brother in laws, Jay  and Gordan Ellis; 6 nieces, Christina Vergara, Ashley Johnson, Emily Vergara, Megan Johnson, Colleen and Megan Harris; 4 nephews, Kyle and Ryan Johnson, Patrick and Christopher Harris; devoted dogs, Jasmine & Abby.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Thursday March 6,2014 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Abuchi Nwosu officiating.  Cremation is private.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hackensack UMC Foundation, John Theurer Cancer Center, P.O. Box 417290, Boston, MA 02241-7290 in memory of Mary.

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Ann S. Everitt

Ann S. Everitt, 89, of Seal Beach, CA. died on October 19, 2013 at The Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. She was born in Hackettstown, NJ on March 13, 1924 to the late John Paul and Helen  Marjorie (Neighbour) Everitt.

Ann was employed in the clerical department of GTE Phone Book in Seal Beach, CA. She was a graduate of Trenton State College.

She is survived by a sister Martha Smith of Boynton Beach, FL.

There will be a Graveside Service and Interment on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 1:00 PM at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Mountain Ave., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Arrangements are being conducted by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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James Evey

James F. Evey, age 69, of Stroudsburg, PA formerly of Florida died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at home in Stroudsburg. James was born July 23, 1944 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late James and the late Lucy (Ascolese) Evey. He was married to Grace nee-Leon Evey. 
 
He was employed by St. Johnsbury Trucking, Carlstadt, NJ as a Truck Driver for many years. James was a member of the Teamsters Union, The Elks Lodge of Hudson, FL and the Fraternity of Eagles Club of East Stroudsburg, Pa. He enjoyed played golf and spending time with his loving family. 
 
He is survived by his wife: Grace (Leon) Evey ;  3 daughters;  Jean Andreotta and husband Keith; Debra Migliore and husband Ralph; Sheri Engler and husband Geoff; Step-son; Michael Garis and wife Janel, 1 sister; Lois Evey-Clark; 8 grandchildren; Gianna, Daniella, Alexandria, Francesca, Campbell, Jackson,  Alicia and Amelia.
 
 
The funeral will be held 6:00 pm on Friday, October 18 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Bill Boseski and John Schuring officiating. Cremation Private.
 
Calling hours will be Friday, October 18 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Children's Leukemia Foundation, 7316 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11234 in memory of James. Online condolences may be placed at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Jack Englehart

Jack Englehart, 78, of Hackettstown, NJ died at home surrounded by his loving family on June 11, 2013.  Born in Taylor, PA. on February 20, 1935 to the late John and Euphemia (Pratt) Englehart.  He is survived by his wife Dolores (Kosek) Englehart who would have celebrated 56 years married in August 2013.

Jack lived in Hackettstown since 1964 coming from Taylor, PA. He was employed by M & M Mars in Hackettstown, NJfor 28 years in the Production Support Division, retiring in 1992 and was a member of the M & M Retirees Club. He then went to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and was employed there in the Materials Management Department for 6 years, retiring from there in 1998.   He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He enjoyed sports, the NY Giants, Yankees, Celtics and Nascar. He proudly served in the United States Army during peacetime.

In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by sons Mark and wife Michele Englehart and Brian Englehart; daughter Sharon and husband Bill De Haas; sister Jeanette Petrushesky; grandchildren Megan and husband Jay, Shannon, Jaclyn, Amber, Melissa, Riley, Regan, Matthew and Jack; great grandchildren Samantha, Alexa, Payton, Kaylin and Aubree; many nieces and nephews; predeceased by brothers Robert and Mark and a sister Charlotte Zang.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.

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Lowell L. Earwood

Lowell Earwood, 77, of Mountain Lake in Warren County passed away on February 17, 2013 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Clare's, Dover, NJ after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born on August 4, 1935 in Huntington WV, son of the late James Lester and Lily Erwin Earwood.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Leon Earwood, Larry Earwood and sister Osa Williams.

Lowell worked for the Federal Housing Administration for many, many years and eventually ran his own Real Estate Appraisal business before retiring. 

Lowell is survived by son Keith Earwood and wife Karen, daughter Molly Josimov and partner Sean Meaney, daughter Arianne Dugasz and husband Anthony, son Joshua Earwood and partner Erin Mahoney and five grandchildren; Jayme, Emily and Sophie Earwood and Logan and Gavin Dugasz.  Lowell is also survived by three brothers, Eddie, Jerry and Charles Earwood and three sisters, Wilma Burdette, Shirley Reynolds and Linda Roberts plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Cochran Funeral Home at 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at at 8:00 PM during the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joan Knechel Cancer Center c/o HRMC, 657 Willow Grove St,, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or at www.hrmcnj.org

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Tui Yin Moy Eng

Tui Yin Moy Eng, age 86, of Andover, NJ died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. Tui Yin was born January 2, 1927 in Hong Kong, China. She was predeceased by her late husband Edward Dan Suey Eng.

She was employed by Pal's Cabin, West Orange, NJ as a Domestic.

She is survived by daughter, Lillie Eng and sons, Phillip and Albert Eng.

Services and Interment are private.
 

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Alice T. Espiniera

Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

Alice T. Espiniera, age 74, of Columbia, NJ died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Clover Rest Home of Columbia, NJ surrounded by her loving family. 
Born May 7, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Mary T. Zucker.  She was  formerly employed  as a Crossing Guard in Orange, NJ. 

She is survived by 6 daughters; Theresa (Joe) Pannucci - Parsippany, NJ, Alice (Buddy) Cross -Bangor, PA, Karen (Jimmy) Lavender - Kunkletown, PA, Joanne (Frank) Pidoto- Hackettstown, NJ, Diane (Doug) Wasser- Washington, NJ,  Michele  Espiniera (Felipe)- Hackettstown, NJ, 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. One brother, Billy Smolenski- Concord, NC and one sister, Barbara Ingram - Levittown, PA,  and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am  Friday, March 30 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ

Visitation will be Thursday, March 29 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home,  905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. 07840.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 3300 East Sunrise Dr., Tucson, Az 85718-3208

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David M Evans

David M Evans, age 82, of Hackettstown died Monday, March 26, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J. Mr. Evans was born August 31, 1929 in East Orange, NJ. He was the son of the late Clarence and the late Gertrude (Lowndes) Evans. He was married to Deborah (Snover) Evans.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1953 to 1954. He was employed by American Foreign Insurance Assoc. as a Senior Vice President.

He is survived by his wife: Deborah (Snover) Evans, a daughter; Katherine Lowndes Evans,
a son; Charles Geoffrey Evans and wife Diana; 2 brothers, John Evans and Dean Evans;
2 grandchildren, Chas and Emily Evans

All services are private at the request of the family

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Herbert S. Estell

Herbert S. Estell, age 96, of Box 46, Tranquility, NJ died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Forest Manor Health Care Ctr. of Hope, NJ. Mr. Estell was born January 16, 1916 in Orange, NJ. He is the son of the late Joseph and the late Louise (Tramer) Estell. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife; Eunice nee-Turton, 2 brothers; Lindon "Bill" And Stanley Estell and one sister; Hazel.

In 1955 Herbert established the Bruce CC Co., Inc., Tranquility, NJ which was a dye producing company. For over 50 years he worked his company as CEO, Lab Technician, Sales Rep., Mixer, Packer and sometimes delivery man. He retired in December 2008 at the age of 92. Previously he was employed at the former American Dyewood Co. in Belleville, NJ.

Herbert attended the Orange Public Schools and was a graduate of Rutgers University. He was an avid Collector and gardener and had many interest. His favorite hobby was rocks and minerals. His knowledge and collection were extensive.

He is survived by his wife: Valerie nee-Gorski Estell of Tranquility, NJ,
three sons: Bruce Estell And His Companion Cheryl of Cresco, PA,
Todd Estell And His Wife Martha of Burkittsville, MD,
Grant Estell And His Wife Jani of Brooks, ME;
sister: Shirley Kanora of Fort Myers, FL;
15 Grandchildren
2 Great Granchildren
Several nieces and nephews


The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility.

Calling hours will be Friday, February 3, 2012 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 Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad, 25 Maple Lane, Andover,NJ 07821 or Green Township Fire Department, Station 95, Fire and Rescue, PO Box 68-243 Kennedy Road, Greendell, NJ 07839.

 

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