Obituaries

Alphabetical Listing - 2012 - 2020:
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Marion Leavy

 Marion Leavy, age 89, of Hackettstown died Friday, April 17, 2020 at Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ.  Marion was born January 15, 1931 in New York City, NY. She was is the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Shea) Leavy. 

She was employed by Philip Morris, New York, NY as a Clerk. 

She is survived by her nephew, Philip Sheehy.

All services were private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

 

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Paul L Leuser, Jr.

Paul L. Leuser, age 88, of Port Murray, NJ died peacefully Monday, March 30, 2020 at home.  Paul was born May 17, 1931 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Paul L. and Claire (Moir) Leuser.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth H. (Roe) Leuser, and his cherished son, Paul G. Leuser.

Paul served proudly in the US Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.  He was previously employed by NJ Carpenter's Union Local #455, Somerville, NJ as a Master Carpenter.  Paul was a former 60 year Master Mason, Mansfield, NJ, the Rangers and Tall Cedars, Phillipsburg, NJ, The American Legion, Stewartsville, NJ, the Tri-County Firehouse, and the Rockport Presbyterian Church, Port Murray, NJ.  Paul enjoyed fishing, sports, vacations with his family to the beach, hiking, cross country skiing, loved all his Golden Retrievers, and his passion of woodworking.  Most of all he loved his family and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and great granddaughter, they will miss him deeply.  

Paul is survived by his loving daughter, Diane Bramel and husband Robert G., two sisters, Roberta Sheppard, Gayle Coons, two grandsons, Robert P. Bramel and wife Shannon, Bradford A. Bramel and wife Marissa, one great granddaughter, Deanna Bramel, Daughter-in-law, Sabine Leuser and several nieces and nephews.

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 www.cochranfuneral.com/

Visitation and burial will be private, family only.  There will be a memorial service at a later date for friends and relatives to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rockport Presbyterian Church, 395 Rockport Road - Route 629, Port Murray, NJ 07865 in memory of Paul.

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Antonio Lago Sarracent

 Antonio Lago Sarracent, age 85, of Long Island City, NY died Thursday, March 5, 2020 at St. John's Hospital, Far Rockaway, NY.  Antonio was born September 16, 1934 in Havana, Cuba. He was the son of the late Antonio and Maria (del Carmen Sarracent) Lago. 

He was previously employed by Bulova Watch Co. as a Watchmaker for many years before retiring.  Antonio was a child prodigy and despite his physical capabilities and life circumstances, he stood tall and served as an inspiration to many. 

He is survived by his devoted sisters, Caridad Salas, Zoraida Aguilar, his cherished nieces Alexandra Salas and his two gran nephews, Ruan and Brandon Rojas.

All services are private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home,
Hackettstown, NJ.  

 Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Suzanne I Link

 

 

 Suzanne I. Link, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the age of 68. Suzanne was the daughter of the late Wallace & Grace Marino Zecchini and the mother of the late Stephen Lombardo. She is survived by her husband, Andrew J. Link and grandsons Sabastian & Nicholas Lombardo. Prior to her illness, Suzanne was a hospice nurse with Compassionate Care Hospice of Sparta, NJ. Viewing hours will be held on Tuesday (1-28-2020) from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, 11:00am at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Interment will follow at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Rita M. Lutz Keslensky

Rita Lutz Keslensky, age 94, of Yarmouth Port, MA died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA.  Rita was born October 2, 1925 in Sugarnotch, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (McCabe) Godleski and was a 1944 graduate of GAR Memorial High School in Wilkes Barre, PA. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lutz, husband, Edward Keslensky and her son, Carl B. Lutz, her sister Celia and her grandson Douglas.

Before retiring in 1988 she was employed by Rotmetco Supermarkets, Hackettstown, NJ and Panther Valley Country Club of Hackettstown, NJ.  She was a member of Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, Hackettstown, NJ, and Light of Christ Church, FL.  She was a past president of Joyce Kilmer Council Columbiettes, Hackettstown, NJ.  She was a volunteer at the Senior Center, Yarmouth, MA.  Rita resided in Florida from 1988 and remained there until 2005 then moved to Yarmouth, MA

Rita is survived by her children, Patricia Rosner, Yarmouth, MA, Carole Lanterman and husband Bruce, three grandchildren, Rebecca Rosner, Lori Rosner, Eric Lanterman, nieces, nephews, two step children, Gerry Keslensky of Georgia, Lawrence Mayer of Virginia and three step grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Friday January 24, 2020 from 4-8 pm.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11 am. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following the mass.

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Ann Langfelder

Ann  Langfelder,  age  88,  passed  away  Thursday,  December  12,  2019  at  home  at  the House of the Good Shepherd.  Ann was born January 15, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to the late David and Edna Frischman. 

Growing up, she enjoyed life with her older brother, Leonard, who passed away nearly 2 years ago. After  graduating  Brooklyn  College  in  1953  with  a  degree  in  elementary  education,  she settled  down  as  a  homemaker  and  devoted  wife  to  Arthur  Langfelder  for  nearly  45 years. Their 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren are scattered around the world.
 

Ann was an avid dog lover.  She enjoyed music immensely.  She studied violin and sang often. She loved swimming. Her cooking is fondly remembered by all her children. Indeed, she loved children and volunteered and tutored in the community.

 A   Graveside   service   was   held   at   New   Montefiore   Cemetery,   Long   Island,   NY   on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Funeral  arrangements  were  entrusted  to  Cochran Funeral  Home,  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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Carl B. Lutz, Jr.

Carl B. Lutz, Jr., 61 formerly of Hackettstown, NJ passed away at his residence in Parsippany, NJ on Friday, December 6, 2019. Born on February 12, 1958, Carl was the son of Rita Lutz-Keslensky and the late Carl E. Lutz, Sr. A life long resident of Hackettstown, Carl was a 1976 graduate of Hackettstown High School. After his high school graduation, Carl began working as a packer for the M & M Mars Corporation of Hackettstown, NJ and retired from Mars after 37 ½ years with the company. Carl was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption and the Joyce Kilmer Council, Knights of Columbus in Hackettstown, NJ. Carl was a long-standing member of the Hackettstown Fire Department and the Hackettstown Rescue Squad. In addition to his beloved mother, Rita Lutz-Keslensky of Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, Carl is survived by two sisters; Carole (Bruce) Lanterman of Punta Gorda, Fla and Patricia Rosner of Yarmouth Port, Mass. One nephew, Eric Lanterman of Parsippany, NJ. Two nieces, Rebecca Rosner of Yarmouth Port, Mass. and Lori Rosner Bast of Pensacola, Fla. He was predeceased by his father, Carl E. Lutz, Sr. and a nephew, Douglas James Lanterman. A visitation for Carl will be held on Monday, 12-9-19 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. An 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 12-10-19 at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Interment will follow at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to Carl’s family at www.cochranfuneral.com. The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ has been entrusted with the funeral services.

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Dorothy E. Landiak

Dorothy Elizabeth Dellicker Landiak
Born: Dec 12, 1933
Schooley’s Mt., Morris County, NJ

She is preceded in death by:
Husband: George Landiak
Parents: Willard A. Dellicker and Helen Alpaugh Dellicker

She is survived by:
Sister: Barbara Dellicker Yankiv, wife of the late Daniel Yankiv
Son: Gary Willard Landiak, Daughter in law, Cherie and Grandson, Kyle Garrett Landiak

Dorothy was a graduate of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1952 where she was active in all music programs. As an adult she went on to be a soloist in the Dover Community Chorus, JCP&L Chorus, Harry Ley’s Starlight Chorus, and the Senior Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, NJ.  In addition to serving on the choir of the First Presbyterian Church, she also served as Deacon and Elder, and on many committees. She was employed by the People’s National Bank of Hackettstown, NJ, Jersey Central Power & Light Co., the Hackettstown Public School System and Picatinny Arsenal where she worked until she retired in 1995.

She enjoyed her family, her music and her many friends.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Jeannette Hile officiating.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Calling hours will be Monday, November 25, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

In lieu of flowers, it is her wish that if anyone is interested, to make contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown or The House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown.

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Maria R. Lopez

Maria Lopez, age 92, of Netcong, NJ died Friday, September 27, 2019 at Newton Memorial Hospital.  Maria was born February 14, 1927 in Yonkers, NY. She is the daughter of the late Armenio and the late Juanita (Alvarez) Rodriguez.  The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Donald Gebhard officiating.  Entombment will be at St. Michaels Cemetery, 7202 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11370.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Annelies Long

 Annelies Long, age 95, of Richmond, VA died peacefully Monday, August 12, 2019.  She was born August 1, 1924 in Union, NJ to the late John and Helen (Weiss) Rohm. 

Ann, as she liked to be called, was a school secretary at Arthur B. Stanlick Elementary School, Jefferson Twp., NJ and Morris Knolls High School, Dover, NJ.  She cherished being surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She was a talented pianist, loved to dance with her husband, Patrick Long, was an avid reader and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. Most of all, she relished having fun and laughing with others.

"The sparkle, the sass, the bravery, the love and that Nanny magic are in a better place now. She is so loved."

Ann is survived by her two cherished daughters, Lynn Riche and husband Robert, Helen Stiles and husband Robert, four grandchildren, Jennifer Van Horn and husband James, Jr., Michelle Riche, Alexander Stiles and wife Katherine, Courtney Sowers and husband Christian, three great grandchildren, James Van Horn III, Annelies Van Horn, and Jameson Stiles.  

A family graveside service, followed by burial next to her husband Pat, will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, www.parkinson.org or to Richmond Animal League, 11401 International Drive, Richmond, VA 23236 www.ral.org in memory of Annelies.

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Josephine Librizzi

        Josephine Librizzi of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on July 24, 2019, at the age of 98.

Josephine, affectionately called "Jo" by all who knew her, was born on April 26, 1921. Her parents,

Calogero and Carmela (Ilvento) Librizzi, emigrated to the US from Italy. She graduated from Central High

School, Newark, attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, and took night classes at NYU. She started

a business with her good friend "Cis" that provided quick temporary secretarial services to local

businesses in Newark that became so successful so quickly that the girls were overwhelmed and closed

it. For most of her career, she was an Executive Secretary for various companies including Cook and

Dunn (working directly for Mr. Dunn) and Brown Construction Company. She was truly a forerunner for

the feminist movement, proving that a woman could have a good business sense and be fun,

fashionable and social all at the same time!

 

Jo traveled extensively throughout Europe, Cuba, and the Caribbean. In her retirement, she took up

bridge and joined many of the social clubs in Panther Valley. She ran a Broadway Theater group for

several years, shepherding 50+ people to NYC for lunch and a show three times a year. Jo authored a

column about local sites and happenings in the local newspaper and she researched and wrote The

History of Panther Valley, published in 1997. She was also involved in awarding scholarship money

through one of the local charities.

 

Jo leaves her cousin Mary Ann Librizzi of Hackettstown, her sister-in-law Sheila Librizzi of Allamuchy, and

seven nieces and nephews: Eileen Klauser and her husband Eugene, Ann Librizzi, Charles Librizzi and his

wife Diane, Paul Librizzi and his wife Carol, Clare Moncourtois, Mary Knackstedt and her husband Rick,

William Librizzi, and 14 great nieces and nephews. She was the glue that kept extended family members

in touch with each other. She will be greatly missed.

 

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10am to 11am with a memorial service beginning at 11am at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Domenick LaMagna

Domenick LaMagna, age 90, of Hackettstown died Friday, May 31, 2019 at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna, NJ.  Domenick was born November 5, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Anthony and the late Eufemia LaMagna. 

He was pre deceased in death by his Wife deceased Mildred LaMagna.  He is survived by one daughter, Ann Marie, one son, Anthony and by 3 grandchildren, Domenick, Juliette, and Jonathan.  He served in the United States military as Sgt usar.
 
Worked for Merrill Lynch’s equity capital markets group until retirement. 
 
Enjoyed playing trumpet and piano. He had a deep appreciation for music. Loved solving the Word Jumble in the NY daily news every night. 
He was the most loving, devoted and kindest husband, father and grandfather by anyone privileged to know him!

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  All services are private at the family’s request.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Paul Leuser

 Paul G. Leuser, age 58, of Port Murray, NJ died Friday, May 31, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Paul was born January 19, 1961 in Phillipsburg, NJ. He is the son of Paul L. and the late Ruth (Roe) Leuser. 

 
 He is survived by his wife: Sabine (Meyer) Leuser,  his Father,  Paul L. Leuser, one Sister & Brother In Law, Diane & Bob Bramel; 2 Nephews , Rob & Brad Bramel, Father In Law, Gerhart Meyer Sr., and 4 beloved cats. 
 
The Memorial Service will be held 7:30 pm on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.
 
Calling hours will be Monday, June 10, 2019 from 4 - 8 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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Theodore R. Lake, Jr.

Theodore R. Lake, Jr., 81, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on April 20, 2019. Born in Bartley, NJ, “Ted” was the son of the late Theodore & Evelyn Lake, Sr. Retired for many years, Ted served as the Supervisor of Public Works for the Town of Hackettstown for over 35 years. He served in the New Jersey National Guard, Hackettstown Fire Department and the Hackettstown Rescue Squad. Ted was predeceased by his loving wife, Joan Vleit Lake on January 19, 2019 as well as his son, Don Dolan, Sr. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Lake-Davis; one grandson, Don Dolan, Jr. and his wife, Samantha and two great grandchildren, Noah & Josh Dolan. Graveside services will be at the families convenience. The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Vinodini C Lall

Vinodini C. Lall, age 86, of Hackettstown died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Kindred Hospital, Dover, NJ.  

 Vinodini was born March 3, 1932 in Chhota Udepur, India. She is the daughter of the late Prabhudas and Edith Das.  She married Theodore Lall. 
 

She was employed as a teacher in India. Vinodini was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
 

Vinodini is survived by her son; Mehul Lall of Hackettstown, NJ, daughter; Sapna Lall of Hackettstown,NJ and grandson Akash Lall of Hackettstown, NJ.
 

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, February 9 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown on Saturday, February 9 following the Funeral Service.
 

Calling hours will be Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J..
 

For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com

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Mildred LaMagna

 Mildred LaMagna, age 85, of Hackettstown died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Mildred was born March 30, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Louis and Mary DeFalco.    

Mildred was a loving homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her cherished family.  Additionally she enjoyed dancing, shopping, playing Mahjongg, watching movies and in her younger years doing cross stich. 

She is survived by her devoted husband: Domenick LaMagna , her daughter, Ann Marie Usala and husband Jean-Pierre, a son,  Anthony "Tony" LaMagna, her daughter in law, Lisa LaMagna, two sisters, Rose Marie Eigner, Anna Melville and husband Richard, three grandchildren, Jonathan Usala, Domenick and Juliette LaMagna.

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Richard J. Laverty

 Richard J. Laverty, age 87, a Hackettstown resident for the past 53 years died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Laverty was born December 10, 1931 in Dover, NJ to the late Francis and Winifred (Cunningham) Laverty.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Marie Zimmerman, 5 brothers, William, Maurice, Francis, Jr., Myles, Robert and 1 sister, Gladys. 

He served proudly as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War 1952 to 1954.  Richard was previously employed by M & M Mars Manufacturing, Hackettstown, NJ as the Gold Seal Chief Engineer retiring in 1992.  He was a member of the American Legion, Post 164, Hackettstown, NJ. Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be greatly missed. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen (Pedrosa) Laverty, two daughters, Diane Laverty, Kathleen Taylor and husband John, two sons, Michael Laverty and wife Robin, Richard Laverty,  a brother, John "Jack" Laverty and wife Ruth, a son in law, David Zimmerman, seven grandchildren; Heather, Lori, Jason, Kilian, Kieran, Allison, Kaitlyn, seven great grandchildren,  Ethan, Elias, O'Ryan, Jemma, Atlas, Julia and Saige.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Father Antony of Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, Hackettstown officiating.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 299 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 in memory of Richard.

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Joseph Ligenza

 Joseph Ligenza, age 94, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at home.  Joseph was born June 18, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and May (Jabenbielski) Ligenza.  In addition to his parents Joseph is preceded in death by a great granddaughter. 

Joe was previously employed by Bell Labs, Murray Hill as a Chemist retiring many years ago.  He was an extremely talented painter of Landscapes, using all types of painting methods. 

He is survived by his wife: Jill Devlin Ligenza , three daughters, Katherine Ligenza, Virginia "Ginger" Mochen and Irene Devlin Weiss, 2 sons, Theodore "Ted" Liqenza, Daniel Devlin,

8 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

All services are private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Doris Y. Lemasters

 Doris Y. Lemasters, age 83, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown died Thursday December 6, 2018 at her home.  She is a daughter of the late Clayton and Irma (Hoffman) Mooney.

Doris was the co-owner of Norm’s Auto Parts with her late husband Norman for 35 years.  She was a long time member of Trinity Methodist Church in Hackettstown.  Doris was also a member of the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA, She was an adventurer who traveled to all of the states except 3, Nebraska, New Mexico and North Dakota and she was working on that. Doris was a writer and photographer who participated in a ceremonial Iditarod in Alaska at age 80.

She is survived by two sons, Norman “Dan” Lemasters and his wife Shelly and Edward “Ed” Lemasters, a Daughter Barb Lemasters and her wife Nikki Busch, five grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Sara, Dillon and Timothy and her beloved dog Greta.

Friends may call on Saturday December 15th from 12 noon to 4pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840. The Funeral Service will begin at 3pm at the funeral home. Cremation and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to one of Doris’s favorite causes, Common Sense for Animals P.O. Box 589 Broadway, NJ 08808.

 

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Anna M. Lance

 Anna M. Lance, age 84, a lifelong resident of Long Valley, NJ died Monday, November 19, 2018 at home.  Anna was born April 23, 1934 in Franklin Township, NJ to the late Clito and Benilda (Giacchi) Ghetti.  In addition to her parents Anna is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ledyrd Lance, 4 brothers, Bruno, Galio, Clifford, Nelson and 5 Sisters, Enes, Bruna, Rita, Renna and Zita. 

She was previously employed by M&M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ as an Accounting Clerk.  Anna was a former member of the Long Valley Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed going on trips to Atlantic City, NJ. 

She is survived by her 2 loving sons, Jay Lance and wife Denise, Ledyrd Lance, Jr. and wife Mary, four grandchildren, Jay, Jr., Daniel, Jacy and Cody.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, November 24 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor JoAnn Miller officiating.  Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Califon following services.

Visitation will be Friday, November 23 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Long Valley Fire Dept., 5 Fairview Avenue, Long Valley, NJ  07853 in memory of Anna.

Online condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Arlene Leonhardt

 Arlene Leonhardt, age 91, of Hackettstown died Saturday, November 10, 2018 at home.  Arlene was born September 6, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY of the late Gustav and Beatrice (Sing) Bassler. 

Arlene was a devoted homemaker.  She is survived by her 3 daughters, Kim, Kristin and Karin and a son, Kent. Also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

For those desiring donations may be made to:

Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028 in memory of Arlene.

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Mary Kate Lee

Mary Kate Lee, age 96, of Hackettstown died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at home after a long illness. Mary Kate was born July 30, 1922 in Berwyn, OK. She is the daughter of the late James and Ila (Smith) Cowen. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester W. Lee.  She and her husband were the owners of Leeter, Inc. men’s and women’s clothes for fifty years in Hackettstown.

She is survived by 2 sons, Charles M. Lee and James D. Lee, one daughter, Lorraine Hoskins,
8 grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, one Step Great Grandchild, and one Niece, Suzanne Britten.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 with Rev. Birda Ferguson officiating. Burial will be at Washington Cemetery, Washington, NJ.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 4- 8 P.M. at Cochran Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Evelyn Rose Lay

 Evelyn Rose Lay, age 78, of Mansfield Township formerly of Landing, NJ died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at home.  Evelyn was born August 25, 1940 in Manhattan, NY to the late Patrick John and Evelyn Rose (McQuillan) Ahern.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Marion Dall. 

Evelyn was a proud graduate from St. Vincent’s Hospital, NY, School of Nursing where she graduated as a Registered Nurse.  She was previously employed by Roxbury Medical Group, Roxbury, NJ as a Registered Nurse, prior to that she was a Registered Nurse at Dover General Hospital for many years.  Evelyn lived for her family, she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She had a great passion for gardening and traveling to Fort Myers, Florida.  Evelyn was a former member of a social group called the Hill Toppers, Landing, NJ 

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Evelyn “Sis” Rose Lay, her two loving sons, Charles T. Lay,   Patrick Lay and wife Maureen, two brothers, Patrick "Paddy" Ahern and wife Judy, Robert "Bobby" Ahern,  six grandchildren, Patrick, Charlie, Nadine, Erin, Allison, Megan and 1 great grandson, Nicholas.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, October 27 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.

Visitation will be Friday, October 26 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, memorials may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Evelyn.

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William "Bill" H. Lash, Jr.

 William H. Lash, Jr. “Bill”, age 87, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Lash was born May 20, 1931 in Bayonne, NJ to the son of the late William H. and Gladys (Yelverton) Lash, Sr.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved son, William H. Lash, III and his cherished grandson, William H. Lash, IV. 

He served in the Air Force during the Korean war from 1952 to 1955.  He was previously employed by Secaucus Postal Service, Secaucus, NJ as a Mail Handler retiring many years ago.  Bill was an avid reader, finishing a book every week, he had a photographic memory and spoke German fluently.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, loved sports, especially baseball and researched African American History.  Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Vivian (Doe) Lash, his daughter, Dr. Deirdre Habermehl, 3 Grandchildren: Brittany, Nicole and Brooks, a nephew, Les Henson and wife Gwendolyn, a Godson, Pacorh Patimetha, Cousins, Vivian, Janice, Helen And Betty

Cremation is private.  Memorial service at Trinity United Methodist Church, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 2pm.

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Victoria Lee

Victoria G. Lee, age 71, of Panther Valley, Allamuchy Township died peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, July 7, 2018 at House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown. 


Victoria was born on January 15,1947 in Newark, NJ, to the late Charles and Evelyn (McCall) Cirillo. She grew up in Belleville, NJ and graduated from Belleville High School in 1965.

Victoria was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, friend and an overall caring person to those around her. She was a planner who took care of everything - her family, her pets, her immaculate home and gardens, her church and her husband's law office. Victoria worked alongside her husband Charles M. Lee Esq. for 30 years in Hackettstown, NJ as his Legal Secretary and Paralegal.

She enjoyed traveling in her camper with her husband, reading, and listening to music. Most importantly, Victoria also took care of her own mind and soul; always learning, reading, and acknowledging & sharing how she saw the Lord's hand in life. Victoria was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown and a member of its Choir for many years. She chaired the Committee that handled the annual Fish and Chips Dinner and the Roast Beef Dinners.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Charles M. Lee, her daughter, Karen Giacomini Staada and husband Thomas, her son, Joseph Giacomini and wife Rebecca, her sisters, Constance Guarino and husband Joseph, Barbara Libertelli and husband Joseph, her brother, Russell Cirillo and wife Teresa, her grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalie Staada, Thomas Spencer, III, and her step-daughter Jennifer Knittel and husband Jonathan, step-grandson Jonathan Knittel, and her step-son Brian Lee and his companion Ruth Adede, 6 nieces and nephews and last but not least her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Hoot and Jesse.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 11 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

A funeral service and celebration of her life and the Resurrection will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, July 12 at First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Birda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 or to the Pet Adoption League, 141 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Vicky.

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Christopher Aloysius Laverty

 Christopher Aloysius Laverty - June 28, 2018.

Chris was born at a young age in Denville, NJ.  He spent his first five years in Dover before the family moved to Hackettstown.  Growing up the youngest of six children born to Jack and Ruth (Farrell) Laverty, Chris displayed his artistic talents by playing saxophone in the band, performing in plays, and singing in the chorus.  His interest in macrame resulted in countless ‘projects’ sharing our home.

Chris graduated from Hackettstown High School in 1984.  He spent his junior year as an exchange student in Rio de Janeiro, and mastered Brazilian Portuguese within three months.  That’s where his journey as a polyglot began.  Studying at Virginia Tech, he added Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Greek to his growing list of languages acquired.  While at Virginia Tech, Chris was a member of The New Virginians, singing and dancing for audiences up and down the east coast.

His first “real” job took him to Spain, teaching English to local businessmen ahead of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.  Subsequent stops in his professional career took him to Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia, Austria and Poland.  From these bases, he travelled extensively, and added Catalan, German, Viennese and Polish to his collection of lingual proficiencies.

In addition to his parents, Chris is survived by his siblings: Robin, JT (Cheryl), Timothy, William (Melissa) and Lynn Ann (John).  Chris enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his nieces and nephews: Liam, Ava, Trystam, Kristine, Kevin, Chris, Maia, Sara, Jack, Leah and Mark, and great nephew Logan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home.  Special thanks to Ann Edwards, the staff at Hackettstown Hospital, and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

Leb wohl!

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Ruth Roe Leuser

Ruth Roe Leuser, age 85, grew up in East Orange, NJ moving to Port Murray, NJ in 1956 died Monday, April 23, 2018 at home.  Mrs. Leuser was born February 9, 1933 in East Orange, NJ to the late William Clifton and Ruth Mary (Hartung) Roe.  

She was previously employed by the State Of NJ - DOT, Hackettstown, NJ as a Secretary retiring many years ago.  Ruth was a member of the Rockport Presbyterian Church, Port Murray, NJ, and the Order of the Eastern Star, High Bridge, NJ, where she was also a Cedarette. She enjoyed vacations to the beach with her family, was an avid music lover, played the piano, loved to dance and loved her golden retrievers.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years: Paul Leuser , her daughter, Diane Bramel and husband Robert, her son, Paul Leuser and wife Sabine, two Grandsons, Robert Bramel and wife Shannon, Bradford Bramel and fiancé Marissa Lapinski,  great granddaughter, Deanna Bramel, and a cousin, Peter Van Idersteine.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, April 26 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor David Lawrence officiating.  Burial will be in Rockport Cemetery, Port Murray following services.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimers New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, NJ 07068 in memory of Ruth.

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Magdeline K. Long

 Magdeline “Angel” Long, 55, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Angel is predeceased by her parents Julianna and Karoly Czaszar.  She is survived by her husband Joe, daughter Julia and grandson Logan.  She is also survived by her siblings Rose, Liz, Julie, Cheryl, Frank, Karl and George.  

Angel was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She is dearly missed by so many. Yet many remain inspired by her outlook on life which was sunny and delightful.

She was much more than a mother and grandmother.  Angel was a best friend and confidante.  Some of her letters are still cherished; they contained advice on seeking peace and offering forgiveness.  Despite her own illness, Angel’s company was a refuge for her daughter and grandson.  Julia has fond memories of “going to Mom’s” whenever she got sick, even in adulthood.  

Wherever she went Angel left an imprint, and many felt compelled to open up to her about their toughest times in life.  People who knew her noted “Angel touched everyone’s heart she came in contact with.”  Others recall “wherever she went she made life easier”.  Her infectious laugh, sass and inner beauty were her hallmarks.  But perhaps the most amazing thing is that all of this shone through despite her grueling health challenges for 12 years.

Angel helped ‘conquer the evil with the good’ because of her choices to keep a positive attitude, stay appreciative and cultivate hope.  

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ or at karenannquinlanhospice.org in memory of Magdeline.

Viewing 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with services beginning at 3:30 pm.  Cremation is private.

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Mitzi Langsam

Mitzi Langsam, age 87, of Hackettstown died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at home.  Mitzi was born June 18, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Louis and Elsie (Weiner) Alter.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sidney Langsman. She is survived by 2 sons, Joel Langsman and Eliot Langsam and wife Linda.

A graveside burial will be held 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 18 at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ.

Arrangements under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.   www.cochranfuneral.com

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John Paul Lyons

J. Paul Lyons, a Navy Seabee celebrated his 93rd birthday on January 3rd. He passed away at home in the loving care of his wife in the early hours on Sat. January 13th in Belvidere, New Jersey. He was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1925 son of the late John and Loretta Lyons and lived in nearby Milton with his younger siblings, Ann,John and David. He was drafted as a junior in High School and served in the US Navy. He was deployed in 1943 aboard the U.S. LST 125 for the South Pacific. He served as a Naval Petty Officer on Guadalcanal and was injured during a Japanese Submarine Attack. He was separated from the US Navy in April 1946 through an honorable discharge, receiving Victory Medal WWII,American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal (1 star) and the Solomon Islands Campaign Medal. He was also the base Buglar and maintained communications with central command on the Hawaiian Islands.  Upon returning to Boston, he completed High School at Boston College High School. He received his Law Degree from Suffolk University in 1951.He was active in the greater Boston Business Community, including founding Boston Office Products.  Later in life he met and married Judith Kenny of Great Meadows, the love of his life. During 26 years of marriage they ran several successful businesses, including Bressler’s Ice Cream and Yogurt in Brandon Fl, Country Meadows B&B, Country Maids Cleaning and Concierge Service, Country Gardner, and Country Soups, all in Gardiner, New York. In his final years Paul enjoyed growing organic vegetables and worked selling them at the WWII Vet stand in Great Meadows. Paul was a new member of the beautiful Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church where he made many loving friends and helped make Pierogies and Cabbage Rolls.  He is survived by his loving wife Judy Kenny Lyons as well as his three sons Paul, Mark and Eric and their mother Mary Lyons Johns. His six grandchildren are Kai, Edan, Ruby, Hannah, Ella and Kendall. His two surviving siblings are Ann Lyons of Clearwater Fl and David Lyons of Whitman, MA.  He is a member of the American Legion, Blue Ridge Post #164 in Hackettstown,NJ. And was a member of the Gardiner Business Association of NY, and the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce in NY.  Paul will be deeply missed by his many friends both near and far and many customers he met working at the stand.  Religious and Military services will be scheduled for spring 2018 at Pequest Union Cemetery.  Contributions can be made in memory of Paul to the American Legion Blue Ridge Post #164 in Hackettstown, NJ.  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 www.cochranfuneral.com/  

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Edward M. Lutzkow

 Edward M. Lutzkow, age 91, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ.  Mr. Lutzkow was born March 10, 1926 in New York City, NY. He is the son of the late Michael and Anna (Lesh) Lutzkow.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Lillian, his daughter, Debbie Francis, 4 siblings, Mickey, Paul, Dottie and Al. 

Edward served proudly in the US Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946.  He was the former owner of the Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove, NJ. Ed was an avid golfer, loved to ski and was a former member of the VFW, Sussex, NJ 

He is survived by his daughter, Jeanne Lutzkow, his son, Robert Lutzkow and wife Wanda, 7 grandchildren, Michael Francis, Fred Scimeca, Dan Scimeca, Robert Lutzkow, Jr., Michelle Fleischman, Lauren Lutzkow, Marie Esposito, 12 great grandchildren, Benjamin, Ryan, Lillian, Eleanor, Michael, Tina, Stevie, Sarah, Anthony, Xander, Nathan, Jace, 1 great great grandson, Michael, Jr. and Edward's sister, Mary.

The funeral will be held 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Cremation was private.

Visiting hours will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 am - 12 Noon at the funeral home followed by the burial of ashes at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, New Jersey-Memorial Processing Center, 1160 US Highway 22 Suite 103, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 in memory of Edward.

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George Landiak

George Landiak, 91, of Hackettstown, NJ and formerly of Allamuchy Twp., NJ passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Born in Hackettstown, George was the son of the late Paul & Anna Kurylo Landiak. A retired Brick Layer and Stone Mason, George was employed by Union Local #1 of Washington, NJ for many years. Mr. Landiak served our country in the United States Army Air Corp. from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Hackettstown First Presbyterian Church. An expert fisherman, George was a former member of the Knee-Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 yrs., Dorothy Dellicker Landiak of Hackettstown, NJ. One son, Gary Landiak of Lebanon, PA. Two brothers, Paul Joseph Landiak of Walnutport, PA & Emmett Landiak of Hackettstown, NJ. One sister, Helen Proto of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also survived by his beloved grandson, Kyle Landiak of Middletown, PA and a brother and sister in law, Daniel & Barbara Yankiv of Hackettstown, NJ; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Viewing hours will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. 07840. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am in the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. After services there will be a  gathering for the family at the House of the Good Shepherd. For those that have no trouble walking, park in the upper (first) lot, there are some handicap spaces at the second and lower parking areas. There is another gathering that day and it is advisable to take the first available spaces in the first and second parking areas. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Disabled Veterans Association at www.dav.org/donate or to the First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Filomena "Bonnie" M. Liccese

 Filomena M. “Bonnie” Liccese, age 94, of Hackettstown died Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, Fredon, NJ.  Mrs. Liccese was born January 4, 1923 in Nanticoke, PA. She was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Theresa (Frino) Bonavita.  In addition to her parents, Filomena is preceaded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony “Tony” Liccese, her brothers, Michael Bonavita, Peter Bonavita and his wife Connie, her 2 sisters, Anna Lapore and her husband Angelo and Rose Bonavita.

She was formerly employed by East Orange Memorial Hospital, East Orange, NJ as a Registered Nurse.  Bonnie graduated from the Presbyterian School of Nursing, Newark, NJ in the Class of 1947.  She was an active member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Maplewood, NJ for many years.  Bonnie enjoyed crocheting and traveling, most of all she loved to dance and is now dancing with her beloved Tony in heaven.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia "Patty" Klimek and husband Paul, her 2 sons, Anthony Liccese and wife Dolly, Joseph Liccese and wife Shelly, 9 grandchildren, Josh, Jesse, Maggie, Noah, Sabrina, Monica, Jenna, Anthony, Katie, 4 great grandchildren, Johnny, James, Raina, Elijah and many nieces and nephews.

A Christian service will be held 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 13 from 2-6 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Bonnie.

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Margaret M. "Peg" Lake

Margaret M. "Peg" Lake, 77 of Hackettstown, NJ passed away at her home on Friday, December 1, 2017. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Peg was the daughter of the late Clarence W. & Pearl L. Savercool McConnell. Mrs. Lake was a lifelong resident of Hackettstown and a graduate of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1959. She was a loving homemaker having raised two children. One daughter, Christine Kolbusch of Hackettstown and Edward H. Lake, Jr. also of Hackettstown. Her beloved husband, Edward H. Lake, Sr. resides in Hackettstown. In addition, she is survived by two sisters; Irene Lance of Tucson, AR. & Helen Miller of Hackettstown. She adored her two granddaughters, Katelyn & Meghan Kolbusch. Friends and family are invited to a 10:00am graveside service on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Larry G. Lafaso

 Larry G. LaFaso, 78, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away in Hackettstown Regional Medical Center on Sunday, November 12, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

Born on December 5, 1938 he was the son of the late Nellie Starr.  He was raised by his grandparents, the late George and Ida Starr in the Long Valley and Netcong, NJ area.

Larry was a former volunteer fireman in Schooley’s Mountain. He was a member of the Hackettstown Moose Lodge #816 where he had served as a past governor. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Gulick LaFaso, his daughters, Debora Garrison and her husband Charlie of Ringwood, NJ, Lori Lafaso Grimm and her husband Todd of Edgewood, KY and Michele LaFaso-Wehmeyer of Hackettstown, NJ.  He was a devoted grandfather to his three grandchildren, Lindsay and Kayla Garrison and Jordyn Wehmeyer.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded is death by two brothers, Raymond and Gary LaFaso. 

Larry was an avid golfer and a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.  He enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren who are all now in college.  In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling across America with his wife, Pat.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4-8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 18, 2017 starting at 10 am.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart and Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 in memory of Larry. 

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Shirley Leavitt

 Shirley Leavitt, age 84, of Newton, NJ died Monday, September 18, 2017 at Barn Hill Care Center, Newton, NJ.  Ms. Leavitt was born September 9, 1933 in New York City, NY. She is the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Angelmeyer) Purdy.  In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her son, Ronald and her sister Judy Sommers. 

She was previously employed by Kmart, Hackettstown, NJ.  Shirley loved to cook and do crossword puzzles.  In addition, she enjoyed watching her daily soap operas.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Gloria Elston, Diane Mitchell and husband William, her son, Thomas Leavitt and wife Christine, a brother, Stanley Purdy and wife Irene, 5 grandchildren, William, Jonathan, Stanley, Jr., Thomas, Jr., Andrew and 1 great grandchild, Layla.

A graveside burial will be held 1:00 pm on Friday, September 22 at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ.  Cremation was private.

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Anthony Vincent Luongo

 Anthony Vincent Luongo passed away in Ft Collins CO on July 26th, 2017 at the age of 93.

Anthony is predeceased in death by His loving wife Violet E Luongo, his mother Louise, and his father John

Anthony is lovingly remembered by his brothers and sister; Nicholas, Edvige, Fred, and Rick, his children; Patricia Baggs (Bernard), Christopher (Kathandra), and Robert (Loretta), his two grandchildren; Gabrielle McCann (Kurt), and Anthony, his great grandchildren; Aurora and Atlas and his beloved nieces and nephews.

Anthony “Tony” was born in Newark NJ on April 5, 1924, he went to High School in Newark NJ, then joined the US Army Air corps during WWII serving as an armaments officer. He went on to further his education at the American – Mitchell Designing School of NY where he studied Designing, patternmaking and Grading of ladies’ Garments and earned his Certificate of Graduation on January 31, 1950.  He worked alongside his brother Nick as Vice President of R&L sheet metal company until he retired at the “young” age of 84.  He then moved west to Colorado to be with his eldest son Chris and his family.

Tony loved to travel and enjoyed visiting historical places, meeting new people and trying new foods. (Italian cuisine always remained his favorite). He enjoyed the music of the Big Band era, soft jazz, and Opera. Family always remained the most important thing in Tony’s life.  He loved all his children and their spouses with all his heart. 

The visitation will be held at Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W Olive St, Ft Collins CO on Saturday, July 29th. Prayers and remembrances will be offered from the Chapel 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, 2 E Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853 on Saturday, August 5th at 9 am. Interment to follow at Gates of Heaven Cemetery & Mausoleum, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ.

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

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James William Lord, Jr.

 

James William Lord Jr., a long-time resident of Hackettstown, NJ, departed this world on July 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was 82 years young.

     Jim was born May 16, 1935 in East Orange, NJ, the son of Mildred (nee Conklin) Lord, and James Lord. He grew up in Union, NJ, and was a graduate of Union High School, class of 1953. His classmates were an ever-important part of his life. He maintained life-long friendships with them, and looked forward to regular reunions with his friends from Union. Just a few short weeks before his death, he organized and attended a reunion luncheon with all his buddies.

     Following high school, Jim married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Carol Ann Napolis. Carol and Jim were just 14 and 17 years old when they met. They married in February of 1956, and shortly afterwards moved to Hackettstown, where they raised their four children.

     Jim was a gifted athlete, and was active in sports all of his adult life. He played semi-pro football with the Union Blue Comets and the Hoboken Alumnae. He was always proud to say that “in those days, a player had to play on both the offensive and defensive teams”. Jim was a running back and a defensive back. He ran back punts and kick-offs, “where the faster guys were put”. He also played semi-pro baseball in the Tri-County League and the Sussex County League. In later years, Jim played on the Hackettstown men’s softball league. He was an awesome second baseman, and was referred to as “Spider” by his teammates because he ran so fast, he seemed to have more than two legs. He was passionate about the game, and played well into his seventies.

     Jim’s passion for athletics was inherited by his children and grandchildren. The Lord Family loved all sports, and rarely did Jim miss a good ball game or wrestling match. He particularly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete, and was always on the sidelines, cheering for his family during baseball, softball, football, soccer, and wrestling events.

     Jim worked as a salesman of institutional groceries for the John Sexton and Company. His accounts included many restaurants and institutions in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. He was well-loved by his clients because of his quick wit and affable personality. Jim was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Angel Connection. Following his retirement from John Sexton Company, Jim took a part-time job at Centenary University, where he drove the Equine Students from the main campus in Hackettstown to the Equestrian Center. What started out as just something to do after retirement, his affiliation at Centenary, soon became his second passion. He was well loved by the Equine Students, not only for his humor and kindness, but also for his sage advice on life and love, and his daily trips to Dunkin Donuts to treat many students to coffee. He developed many valued friendships at Centenary, and remained there for twelve years, only retiring in February of 2017, when his illness prevented him from continued work.

     There are no words to express how very much this wonderful man will be missed by all who knew him. Jim, who was affectionately known as “Pally” to all who loved him, will be constantly remembered by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and James Lord, and one sister Patricia (Lord) Bray. His beloved wife of 56 years, Carol Ann, died in 2012. He is survived by his four children: Theresa Lord-Stout and husband John Stout, James W. Lord III and his companion Kathy Krisak, Jeffrey Lord and husband Ed Maia, and Connie Drum and husband Ashley. He is also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews, countless friends, and his companion, Marilyn Bodamer Bloink.

     A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Tuesday, July 11th from 4-8 p.m.A mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown on Wednesday, July 12that 11 a.m. followed by Interment at the Pequest Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Newton, NJ or to the American Diabetes Association.

 

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Wendy Ann LaMotta

Wendy Ann LaMotta, age 52, of Hackettstown died Sunday, April 16, 2017.  Wendy was born December 14, 1964 in Orange, NJ. She is the daughter of the late John LaMotta and Jacqueline (Hansen) Seeko. 

She is survived by her mother Jacqueline (Hansen) Seeko, her step father, Bernard Seeko, one sister and brother in law, Lori and Warren Leary, Many cousins, and many Nieces and nephews.    

The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Burial will be at Hollywood Memorial Park & Cemetery, Union, NJ on Friday, April 21, 2017. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pet Adoption League P.O. Box 206 Hackettstown, NJ 07823.       

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Sharon Kay Lykins

 Sharon Kay Lykins, age 70, peacefully passed away at home on April 9, 2017 with her loving husband Randy at her side. There will be a viewing at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 high Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4-8 pm and a funeral service of remembrance will be held on April 13, 2017 at 10 am at The Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, 1490 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late James and Lorene Fuqua. She was predeceased by the following brothers and sister; George Seaton, Steven Seaton and Margaret Reno. Three siblings, Roger Seaton(Joyce), Donna Seaton, and Mary Lou Shaver(Joe) continue to live in Fairmount, Indiana.

Sharon was born in Bloomington, Illinois she grew up in Fairmount, Indiana (childhood home of the actor James Dean) where she graduated from Fairmount High School's class of 1965 and was a classmate of Jim Davis, the creator of the comic strip "Garfield." But Jim wasn't the only graduate from Fairmount with a wonderful sense of humor! Sharon loved to make people laugh. It was so much fun to be in her company!

Sharon's gregarious personality made her a natural as the proprietor of Village Greeting Cards in Hopatcong, New Jersey. She also used her affable skills as the owner/Innkeeper of the Bridge Street House Bed & Breakfast in Lambertville, New Jersey. These same skills were apparent at the many dinner parties and social events at the Lykins' home in Panther Valley over the years.

Friends & Neighbors organization benefited from the charitable time and energy Sharon gave to all the various projects she chaired, co-chaired or supported. She served as President of the organization two years (2008-2010) and Vice President for four years. She was also a member of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Lambertville and New Hope,serving as treasurer from 1995-1998. If collecting friends is a hobby, Sharon specialized in this venture and will be missed by all those who were privileged to be in her company.

Sharon and Randy raised three children in their blended family: Pamela Benson of Denville, New Jersey married to Matthew, Dawn Ryder of Hackettstown, New Jersey married to Sean and Philip Stanton of Roseta, Pennsylvania. They have shared four loving grandchildren: Samantha Solano-Stanton, Luke Luzzi, Ian Ryder, and Tim Ryder. She has three remaining siblings; Roger Seaton, Donna Seaton and Mary Lou Shaver all of Fairmount, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Friends & Neighbors Scholarship Fund, Box 164, Allamuchy, NJ 07820 in memory of Sharon

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Gabriel Lucas

 Gabriel Lucas, age 93, of Hackettstown formerly of Mays Landing, NJ died Friday, February 3, 2017 at the House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ.  Mr. Lucas was born December 2, 1923 in Scranton, PA. He is the son of the late Paul and Anna (Vayda) Lukacik (Lucas).  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann, his sisters, Mary Andrejack, Margaret Steindel, Agnes Lucas and a brother, Paul Lucas.

He served proudly in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.  He owned and operated the Beaver Sign Shop, Newark, NJ.  Gabriel was an artist, an avid reader, enjoyed doing the daily crossword puzzle and playing the lottery.

He is survived by a brother, Elmer Lucas; a niece, Christine Florence and husband James, a nephew, Richard Andrejack and wife Jean and a nephew, Robert Steindel and companion, Tammy.

Visitation will be Private.

An Entombment will be held in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Mays Landing, NJ on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm.

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Frank P. Librizzi

 Frank P. Librizzi of Allamuchy, NJ, passed away on January 21, 2017. He was 96 years old.

Francesco Paulo Librizzi was born on January 25, 1920, in Newark, NJ. His parents, Calogero and Carmela (Ilvento) Librizzi, emigrated to the US from Italy. Frank graduated from Central High School, Newark, and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1942. He served in the US Navy during World War II, serving aboard the USS Charr (SS 328) as a plank owner in the Pacific, and earning the rank of Lieutenant. He is the recipient of a Bronze Star.

After the war, Frank started a long career with PSE&G, beginning with his participation in the company’s Cadet Program. He held various positions in the company’s electric generating plants throughout New Jersey and was responsible for creating the company’s Central Maintenance Shop in Perth Amboy. After 40 years with PSE&G, he retired at age 65, with the title of Vice President, Electric Production.

Frank met and married Sheila Donohue in 1949. They lived in Union, Short Hills, and Allamuchy (Panther Valley), NJ, and raised seven children. Frank was active in various community organizations throughout his life, and he enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He was a master cabinetmaker and built a workshop that would rival any professional cabinetmaker’s dream. His home is filled with his craftsmanship: a grandfather’s clock, a reproduction of a Newport Secretary, a curved table to suit the curved wall in his vestibule, plus numerous other works of art. Just a few weeks ago, he put the finishing touches on 10 jewelry boxes for the women in his life.

Frank leaves his wife of 67 years, Sheila, and their seven children: Eileen Klauser and her husband Eugene; Ann Librizzi; Charles Librizzi and his wife Diane; Paul Librizzi and his wife Carol; Clare Moncourtois and her husband Mark; Mary Knackstedt and her husband Rick; and William Librizzi; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Josephine Librizzi of Allamuchy. Truly the embodiment of Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation, he was an inspiration and good friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Friday, January 27, 2016 from 4-8 pm.

A funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Andover, NJ on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10 am. Burial will be at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Andover following the mass.

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Howard C Lindemann

Lindemann Howard C. Lindemann, 105, of Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2016. He is predeceased by his parents, Helen and Henry O. Lindemann, his sister Eleanor Pearson, his nephew John Pearson and his beloved wife Elinor Lindemann (nee Coe). He is survived by his loving family: daughter Barbara Kluthe (Robert), grand-daughter Laura Iwanski (Joseph), grandson Douglas Kluthe, great granddaughter Christina Iwanski, great grandson Maximilian Iwanski, nieces Cynthia Berg and Joan Grainger, nephew Phelps Pearson, and grand-nephews Christopher Berg and Eric Berg, Seth and Jeremiah Pearson and grand-nieces Amanda and Lindsay Pearson. Howard was born on Pommer Avenue on Staten Island in 1911 and his family moved to Eddy Street just before the First World War. A 1928 graduate of The Staten Island Academy (SIA), where he played football and tennis, Howard was SIA’s oldest living graduate. He went on to Lafayette College, where he studied Physics and Chemistry. In 1931, he participated in the 150th anniversary mock-battle of Yorktown, in which he performed the role of Baron von Steuben, riding horseback on Fisher Field. He was a graduating member of the college’s 100th graduating class of 1932, and was Lafayette’s oldest living graduate. He went on to receive his Masters Degree in Optical Physics and Chemistry from Cornell University in 1934. After graduation, during the Depression, he worked for Mann Instrument Company at Harvard University and constructed measuring equipment for the National Bureau of Standards, including the anemometer that measured the world’s highest wind velocity (210 mi/hr) upon the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. He worked for the National Electric Instrument Company on Long Island in the years prior to the second World War. Although qualified for an Army commission at the start of the war, he was deferred due to the critical nature of his work in setting up optics that were used on B-17 bomb-sights, binoculars, and medical instruments. National Electric was one of the most important optical manufacturers of the war. In 1949, Howard started Lindly & Co. in Mineola, NY and was the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. They made optical and technical equipment for illuminated microscopes, designed a unique machine to make large drawings of small objects, designed equipment for textile quality control, developed a yarn inspector to detect defects such as slubs and broken filaments in multi-filament nylon line, and acetate material used in the medical field. At one point in time, all American suture and tire cord material was inspected by Lindly Inspection Machines. His other patents included the Narrow Material Inspector, the Electro Tense, and the Scan Inspector. Lindly was the first company to design such equipment and they had sales all over Europe. He sold the company in 1998. In 1953 he married fellow ski-enthusiast Elinor Coe and moved to Westbury, L.I. He was a member of the L.I. Ski Club. He later became a member of the 70+, 80+, and 90+ Ski Clubs. He skied his last time at the age of 94, with his great-granddaughter at Shawnee in Pennsylvania. In 1965 he drew up plans for a log cabin in Phoenicia, NY, and eventually oversaw the construction of the structure. His family continues to enjoy fishing and skiing there. Inspired by Howard, they have acquired a deep and abiding love of the Catskill region. In 1998 he retired and moved with wife Elinor to Heath Village in Hackettstown, NJ, where he was able to continue his love of gardening, hiking, fishing, carpentry, and skiing. His beloved wife Elinor passed away in 2005 after a long and happy marriage of 52 years. Howard was a wonderful man; kind, wise, admired and loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 PM at Heath Village in Washington Township, NJ, conducted by Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown. Interment will be private at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, NY., at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Cochran Funeral Home Inc. 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ. Memorial donations may be made to: The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection (www.catskillanglingcollection.org) Phoenicia Library PO Box 222 Shandaken, NY 12480 New England Ski Museum (www.newenglandskimuseum.org) PO Box 267, Franconia, NH 03580 (603)823-7177.  

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Victoria R. Lepore

 Victoria R. Lepore, age 70, of Hackettstown formerly of Parsippany, NJ died Monday, November 14, 2016 at home.  Victoria was born May 24, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Michael and Violet (Sofia) Lepore. 

Victoria is survived by her loving daughter, Deborah DiBernard, 4 brothers,  Joseph Lepore, Peter Lepore and Companion Rose, Paul Lepore and wife Linda, Michael Lepore and wife Charlene, 2 grandsons, Anthony and Nicholas DiBernard.

The funeral will be held 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 17 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. 

Visiting hours will be Thursday, November 17 from 4 -8pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Cremation was private

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Mary W. Long

Mary W. Long, age 95, died on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at her home in Allamuchy, NJ. From her birth on May 10, 1921 and beyond her death, she has provided a constant light to those around her, quietly shepherding those she loved with faith and joy. She was born in Jamaica, New York to James and Emma (Rupple) Scully and was the youngest with 3 sisters and 1 brother.

In keeping with her mother’s resolute spirit, Mary committed her life to her community and family. She proudly worked at Grumman Aeronautical and during World War II trained and served as a welder to support her country. Her greatest joy was marrying her husband, Robert Clarence Long and raising their 6 children. Later in her retirement she was a founding member of her local church in Currituck, NC. Above all, she was deep in her faith and she cherished time with family and friends.

Mary is predeceased by her parents, sisters, brother, husband Robert, daughter Judith and sons Christopher and Robert.

She is survived by her children Cathleen Long, Cynthia & Thomas Hulse, Thomas Long, Robin Long and Lucy Alicea, as well as her 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She will joyfully be remembered by her family as a resilient woman with a happy and loving soul. The family will greet friends from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 at Cochran Funeral Home in Hackettstown, NJ. A prayer service will follow at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS Association Gift Processing, P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Emmanuel Lombardo

 Emmanuel Lombardo, age 94, of Budd Lake, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Care One, Livingston, NJ.  Mr. Lombardo was born December 20, 1921 in Easton, PA. He is the son of the late Frank and Rose Lombardo.  In addition to his parents, Emanuel is preceded in death by his 8 brothers and sisters.

Emanuel served proudly in the US Army during World War II from 1945 to1946.  He was formerly employed by Town Billiards, Denville, NJ where he restored pool tables.  Emanuel loved to refurbish furniture and was a quiet, kind person who never had an unkind word to say about anyone. He was a long time Yankee's fan and always wearing his baseball cap.

He is survived by his wife: Lillian (Pierce) Lombardo, his two daughters; Cheryl Bailey and husband Douglas, Linda Whitney and husband Marc, 5 grandchildren; Jake, Josh and companion Tamara, Joe, Christopher and wife Melissa and Dina, 1 great grandchild; Isabella.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, August 11 at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 4 Church Street, Netcong, NJ.  Burial will be in Stanhope Union Cemetery, Stanhope, NJ following the Mass. (Time is confirmed)

At the family’s request there will be no visitation.  All arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Selah Senior Care Center, 443 Schooley's Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 in memory of Emanuel.

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Mary Landauer

 Mary Landauer, age 90, of Independence, NJ died peacefully Monday, May 16, 2016 at home.  Mary was born November 4, 1925 in New York City, NY.

She was previously employed as a Realtor with Abco Reality Port Murray, NJ. 

She is survived by her daughter Judy Hartmann and a nephew; Steven Landauer and wife Tracy.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown N.J. 07840. 

All services are private at request of the family.  Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

For those desiring donations may be made to: World Wildlife Foundation at www.worldwildlife.org/donate in memory of Mary.

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Elizabete G. Lino

 Elizabete G. Lino, age 46, Oxford, NJ died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Washington, NJ.  Elizabete was born June 17, 1969 in Portugal. She is the daughter of Jose and Mariana (Gravato) Da Silva.  She married Paul Lino. 

She was employed by Half Pint Early Learning and Childcare in Washington, NJ

She was known as Miss Liz by the children at the Half Pint Early Learning and Childcare Center.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband: Paul Lino, and 2 daughters both at home; Stephanie and Jessica Lino, 1 sister: Judith Da Silva of Portugal.

Elizabete was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed her girls and family and loved to cook.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, April 30 at Sts. Peter And Paul R.C. Church, 360 US Hwy 46, Great Meadows, NJ.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows on Saturday, April 30 at 11:30 am.

 

Calling hours will be Friday, April 29 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J

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David Lovenberg, Sr.

 David Lovenberg, Sr., age 59, of Hackettstown formerly of Mt. Olive Township died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Lovenberg was born April 19, 1956 in Morristown, NJ. He is the son of the late Albert and Barbara (Horn) Lovenberg.   

He was the Owner/Operator of All Trades General Maintenance, Hackettstown, NJ. 

He is survived by his wife: Denise (Brydon) Lovenberg, 2 sons; David, Jr. and wife Marlene, Thomas “Tommy” and wife Aesha, 2 daughters;  Danielle Pangallo and husband Vincent James “Jim”, Jacklyn Lovenberg, 3 brothers; James “Jimmy” and wife Kathy, Albert and wife Doreen, Scott and wife Sharon, 2 sisters;  Donna DeSandolo and husband Chip, Debbie Kaskie and husband Keith, 7 grandchildren;  Sarina, Joey, Gavin, Dakoda, Lotus, Anthony, Demiah, many devoted nieces, nephews and extended family.  

The funeral will be held 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 9 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Mario Spadarro officiating.  Cremation is private

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to: ALS Association, Gift Processing, P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007 in memory of David.

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Barbara Joan Legnosky

 Barbara Joan Legnosky, age 90, of Oxford, NJ, formally of Great Meadows, NJ died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Barbara was born September 21, 1925 in Devon, England. She is the daughter of the late Alfred and Ida (Parker) Taylor.  She was preceded in death by her husband; Frederick Neumann in 1965, husband John Legnosky in 1989 and son; Irving Neumann. 

Barbara was a loving homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.  In addition she loved to travel and garden. 

She is survived by; 1 son, Robert Neumann and his wife Cindy, daughter in law; Gail Neumann, 4 grandsons; Scott Neumann, James Neumann and his wife Lila of Elon NC., Richard Neumann and wife Erin of Belvidere, NJ and Michael Neumann, 1 niece; Margaret Thomas and 1 great grandson; Francis Neumann.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 30 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ

The funeral will be held 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Guy Fouts officiating.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following services at the funeral home.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1347 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, NJ  08831 in memory of Barbara.

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Barbara A. Lawler

Barbara A. Lawler, age 84, of Hackettstown N.J. died Sunday, December 20, 2015. Barbara was born July 16, 1931 in Orange, NJ. She was pre-deceased by her husband Irwin Lawler who served the United States Army in World War 2. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:30am at Cochran Funeral Home,  905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Donald A. Lamb

Donald A. Lamb passed away at the age of 61 on Thursday, December 17th at his home in Laguna Beach, California. He was surrounded by his dear and dedicated friends.
 
 Don spent his childhood at Mountain Lake in Liberty Township, N,J.  He loved nature and spent hours hiking and exploring the outdoors. Don graduated from Belvidere High School and attended Ryder College, majoring in business administration. Don travelled extensively and lived in Florida and Arizona. He spent the last 20 year of his life on the California coast. He was a certified Holistic Health Counselor through the Institute of Integrative nutrition and the founder of Planet Wellness.
 
 He is survived by his parents, Robert and Kathleen Lamb, a sister Dr.Cindy Weagley and two nieces Jamie and Maggie Weagley as well as an aunt Helen Danitz, brother in-law Dr. Jeff Weagley and several cousins.
 
Memorial services will be held Monday, December 28th from 7to 9pm at Cochran Funeral Home,905 High St, Hackettstown, N.J. 
 
 In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Heartway, a nonprofit hospice organization at www.theheartway.org. On line condolences can be made www.cochranfuneral.com. 

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John "Jack" Lance

John A. “Jack” Lance, 85, of Stroudsburg, PA passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Born May 30, 1930 in Middle Valley, NJ (Morris County), Jack was the son of the late Archibald E. & Camella Izzo Lance. Mr. Lance has lived in Stroudsburg since 2000 coming from Long Valley, NJ where he had lived and worked the majority of his life. 

 Mr. Lance was the owner of Jack Lance & Company, Long Valley, NJ for over 50 years having served the public as a Tax Consultant and accounting specialist. He proudly served our country in the New Jersey National Guard from 1947 -1968 obtaining the rank of Captain and was the former commander of the Hackettstown Armory when the new facility was built. Member of the American Legion Post #164 in Hackettstown.  An active member of Highlands Presbyterian Church of Schooley’s Mtn, NJ .  An accomplished runner, Jack was a member of the USA Track & Field Masters Team having participated in the World Games in South Africa where he won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay and competed in 100m sprints, 300m hurdles, long jump, triple jump having won over 500 medals during his Masters career. Member of Musconetcong Lodge #42 F. & A.M., Budd Lake, NJ, and was an avid outdoorsman and deer hunter. On occasion, Jack loved to bet on the horses and loved all types of sports especially Golf that he played every day.  Graduate of Hackettstown High School Class of ’48 where he played baseball and was captain of the basketball team. In the 1970’s Jack ran for County Freeholder and the State Assembly with a slogan of “Don’t Chance it, Lance it!”  Of all these things, he always put his family first. John was also involved with numerous other community service organization.

He is survived by two sons, Scott L. Lance of Newton, NJ & Darryl Lance of Bethlehem Twp., NJ. A daughter, Amanda M. Wood and husband Michael of East Rutherford, NJ.  Jack was a proud and loving grandfather of Emily & Riley Lance as well as a great grandfather of Joseph & Azalea. One brother, Jason Lance of Schooley’s Mtn., NJ.  Mr. Lance was predeceased by his loving wife, Carmen Martinez in 2009 and a brother, Ledyard Lance many years ago.

Viewing hours will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 on Sunday, 6-21-15 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The Funeral Service will be Monday, 10:00am at the funeral home. Interment to follow at the Fairmount Cemetery, Fairmount, NJ. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers: donations may be made made to Highlands Presbyterian Church,12 Pleasant Grove Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853.
 

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William Leonard

William Leonard, age 76, of Hackettstown formerly of Bloomfield, NJ died Monday, April 20, 2015 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. William was born November 16, 1938 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late William and Helen (Macko) Leonard. He was the Owner/Operator of East Coast Lift Service, Bloomfield, NJ. William was a past member of the International Association of Machinists and enjoyed restoring antique cars. Most of all he loved family get togethers and spending time with his adoring grandchildren. He is survived by his wife; Elaine (Passerella) Leonard, his son; Mark and his wife Angela, his daughter; Elise Bedder and her husband Arthur, 1 brother; Donald and his wife Barbara and 2 grandchildren; Bianca and Nicholas Leonard. The funeral will be held 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Abuchi Nwosu officiating. Cremation is private. Calling hours will be Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of NJ, Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 in memory of William.

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Edwin Glenn Lincoln

Edwin G. Lincoln July 8, 1915 – March 4, 2015 Edwin Glenn Lincoln, a long-time resident of Heath Village, died on March 4, 2015, at the age of 99. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Lydia Shaw Lincoln and his parents, Rollo Basil Lincoln and Emma Glenn Lincoln. His siblings, Martha L. Douds, Hazel L. Lang, Roy Basil Lincoln and Janet L. Boynton also predeceased him. Ed is survived by his three daughters, Judith Lincoln McCormick and her husband, Ted Fortuna of Toronto, Ontario, Wendy Lincoln Purdue and her husband, Fred Purdue of Suffield, CT and Linda Joyce Lincoln and her husband, David Winninger of London, Ontario. In addition, he is survived by 11 grandchildren (Laura Machan, Mark Purdue, Katherine O’Grady, Michael Purdue, Matthew Purdue, Mary Demerath, Fred Purdue Jr., Maggie Speer, Benjamin Winninger, Rebecca Winninger and Josh Winninger) and 16 great-grandchildren. Born in Detroit, Michigan on July 8, 1915, Ed also lived in Walkersville, Ontario, Morristown, NJ and Wilkinsburg, PA. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1937 after graduating from Wilkinsburg High School. Ed met Lydia Jane Shaw at Pitt and they were married in March, 1938. Ed taught high school biology and physical education for one year. He then joined the staff of the YMCA in Pittsburgh where he was a valued and hard-working employee during the war years. After World War II ended, Ed and Lydia moved to Summit, N.J. where he was employed by the Summit “Y”. In later years, Ed worked as a salesman and sheet metal designer for two New Jersey manufacturers of customized heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Ed was a long-time resident of Mt. Tabor and Parsippany, N.J., where he was very active in the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Treasurer, Board Trustee and lay leader; he served on the Board of Trustees for the Mt. Tabor Band; on the Board of Trustees of the Mount Tabor Camp Meeting Association; as a Board Trustee for the Parsippany Public Library and was a dedicated lunch room volunteer at the Parsippany Child Day Care Center, a job he shared with Lydia. Ed also volunteered at St. Clair’s Hospital in Denville for many years, where he created a program to recondition and repair broken wheelchairs, which would otherwise have been discarded by the hospital. In 1980, Ed and Lydia started spending their summers at Twin Lakes in Shohola, PA at their beloved cottage, which he and Lydia named “Chestnut Hill”. He treasured the time spend there with family and friends. After moving to Heath Village in 1993, he joined the Trinity United Methodist Church where he could often be found sitting in one of the front pews. He donated his extensive collection of woodworking tools to Heath Village’s Woodworking Shop where he spent many hours involved in projects for Heath Village, the nearby day care center, and repairing things for his fellow residents. Ed’s life served as a fine example to his children and grandchildren in teaching them how to live: how to live your faith, how to be generous with your time to help others and how important it is to be physically and mentally active all of your life. Ed was frequently heard to say to family and friends, “Never stop learning”. He was a true believer in life-long learning. Ed Lincoln will certainly be missed by his family and friends, but his life will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew him. A Celebration of Life service for Ed will be held at Heath Village in Hackettstown, N.J. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium. A reception, hosted by his family, will follow the service. Arrangements under the direction of the Cochran funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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John Edward "Ed" Lozier

John Edward Lozier “Ed”, age 68, of Oxford formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. Mr. Lozier was born December 18, 1946 in Clinton, NJ. He married his beloved wife, Bonnie Wilder on July 9, 1977. He owned and operated L & L Express, Oxford, NJ for many years before retiring. In addition Ed worked for Quick Check, Sparta, NJ as a Gas Attendant. He was a dedicated animal lover and activist. He is survived by his wife of 37 years: Bonnie (Wilder) Lozier, 2 sisters in law; Helen Wilder, and Paula Chuplis, 1 niece; Wendy Wojtaszek and husband Mike, 2 great nephews; Logan and Lucas Wojtaszek and 1 great niece; Alexa Wojtaszek. Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 6-8 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11 am. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following services. For those desiring, donations may be made to father John’s Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848 in memory of Ed.

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Leonard Lubarsky

Leonard Lubarsky, 65, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Manor Care in New Providence, NJ. He was born in Clifton, NJ on October 14, 1948 to the late Samuel and Anna (Zeniak) Lubarsky.
predeceased by 2 sister, Olga Zeniak and Helen Miller.
Leonard was employed as a Driver/Clerk for the former Bach's Drugs in Hackettstown, NJ for many years.

He is survived by a brother, Eugene Lubarsky of Caldwell, NJ; and a niece, Pat Dooley.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

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

Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Elizabeth Landiak

Elizabeth Landiak, 83, of Independence Twp., N.J., died tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Mansfield Township, N.J.. 
Born November 5, 1930 in Paterson, N.J., Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Noah and Elizabeth Nix Krieger.  She has been a resident of the greater Hackettstown, N.J. area since 1967 coming from Clifton, N.J..
Mrs. Landiak was employed by the Paterson Board of Health as a Biologist and Director of Laboratories from which she retired many years ago. 
 In addition to being a parishioner of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, N.J., Elizabeth was formerly active in various civic and community organizations such as her local PTA, March of Dimes and the Baby Keep Well Association of Warren County, N.J.
She is survived by her loving husband, Emmett E. Landiak of Independence Twp. N.J.,  Daughter, Maria E. Landiak, brothers John Krieger and wife Lorriane, James Krieger and wife Barbara and Louis Krieger. one sister Ruth Krieger.  Two beautiful Grandchildren, Marissa and David Krall as well as many beloved Nieces and Nephews.
Visitation will be on Sunday, 12-15-13 from 3pm to 7pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:30am at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola presiding.  Interment will be at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, N.J..  Donations in Elizabeth's memory may be made to the Independence Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 137, Great Meadows, N.J. 07838.   Condolences may be offered at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Ernest J. Lawlor

Ernest J. Lawlor, 72, of Budd Lake, NJ died on November 13, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 1, 1940 to the late Joseph and Henrietta (Therkorn) Lawlor.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Gilgis) Lawlor.

Ernest lived in Budd Lake, NJ for 19 years coming from Edgewater, NJ.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, NJ. He was employed as a Police Officer for the Boro of Edgewater Police Department and retired as former Police Chief of Edgewater.  He was a Mason with the Musconetcong Lodge, A & FM # 42; member of Vasa Order of America; member of the P.B.A. of Edgewater, Local # 45; member of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association; he was an avid reader, loved to cook, watching sports and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Ernest is survived by a son Robert and his wife Stefanie Lawlor; daughter Cindy and her husband Roy Pierson; brother Joseph Lawlor; sister Mary Lawlor; six grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan, Linnea, Lars, Zachary and Jonathan. He was predeceased by brothers James and Michael.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St.,  Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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Liadin Aiofe LeFay

Liadin Aiofe LeFay, age 46 of Hackettstown, NJ passed away unexpectedly at her home in Oak Hill.
 
The funeral service will be held on October 4th between 4 PM and 8 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, Rt. 517S. in Hackettstown, NJ.

Liadin was born in El Paso, Texas on January 6th, 1967.  She was adopted by Theresa Celia Elliott  Hennion and Ralph James Hennion, II.  She lived most of her life in Succasunna, NJ and attended Roxbury High School.

Liadin was an entrepreneur making and designing jewelry.  She loved music and movies as well as writing poetry and drawing.  She was a loving mother and wife with a kind soul who will be greatly missed.

Liadin is survived by her devoted husband of 22 years, John Watson. Her loving daughter Aislinn Enya Watson whom she often said her birth was the only thing that gave her world any meaning, a heaven sent being.  She is also survived by her brother Ralph Hennion, III and best friend Brenda Wilson.

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William J Levens

Byram Twp., NJ – William (Bill) J. Levens, 77, passed away on September 16, 2013. Born to Henry and Mary (Basquil) Levens in Orange, NJ, Bill was a Sussex County resident since 1968.
Bill was a machinist at Automatic Switch Co. in Florham Park for 40 years. He also served in the National Guard and was a Member of Saint Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Netcong.
A dedicated volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, Bill was an active supporter of Boy Scout Troop 151 of Byram New Jersey since 1968 where he held many key roles including both Scoutmaster and Campmaster, and was instrumental in the development of many programs including Scouts with Special Needs. In 1992 Bill was nominated for and received the Silver Beaver Award for exceptional service to youth. Bill was also a proud member of the Order of the Arrow and recipient of the Vigil Honor Award for personal commitment and unselfish interest in the welfare of others.
Bill is survived by Eileen (Schnekenburger) his loving wife of 55 years, grandson Nik, daughter-in-law Barbara, sister-in-laws Kathy & Mary, and many very beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sons David & Patrick, brothers John & Charles, sisters Margaret & Dolores and brother-in-law Joe.
Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 on Thursday, September 19th  from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church Netcong, NJ on Friday September 20th at 11am. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. 
Those interested in honoring Bill’s memory may direct donations to Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, Attention “Bill Levens MASR Camperships”, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927. Funds will be used as scholarships to help scouts attend camp at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

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Donald R. LaBar

Donald R. LaBar, 83, of Mansfield Township, NJ died on September 4, 2013 at Warren Haven Nursing Home in Mansfield Township, NJ. Born on December 21, 1929 in Dover, NJ to the late Fred R. and Frances  (Young) LaBar. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris (Grover) LaBar.

Donald lived in Hackettstown, NJ before moving to Mansfield Township, NJ He was a graduate of Newton High School, (Class of 1947) Newton, NJ; Donald was a sef-employed painter and owner of "Don LaBar" painting, retiring in 2003;  was a member of the Grace Community Church,  Hope, NJ; he loved to fish, enjoyed bowling, music and singing, in his younger years he enjoyed roller skating; was an avid reader and enjoyed building furniture.

In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by a brother Fred R. Jr., and his wife Virginia LaBar; many nieces & nephews,  predeceased by 3 sisters Irma Robertson, Winifred Hogan and Ruth LaBar;  predeceased by two brothers, J. Clifford and Kenneth LaBar.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840, with the Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. 

Interment will be in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, NJ. following the funeral service.

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Joseph Michael Luteran

Joseph Michael Luteran, 72,  of Andover Township, NJ died on August 23, 2013 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. Born on June 26, 1941 in Stanhope, NJ to the late George and Anna (Stankosh) Luteran.

Joseph attended Netcong High School, Netcong, NJ.  He was a construction worker with Salmon Brothers Construction, Stanhope, NJ;  he enjoyed basketball and trips to Atlantic City, NJ.

Joseph is survived by five sisters, Anna Bardi, Saratoga Spring, NY; Vera Burton, Rockaway Township, NJ; Elizabeth Tynan, Hackettstown, NJ; Frances Bachert, Cocoa, FL and Dorothy Whitehead, Cincinnatus, NY; one brother, Adam Luteran, Belvidere, NJ; twenty nephews and nieces and many great nephews and nieces; he was predeceased by two brothers, George and Lewis Luteran and a very dear sister Barbara (Feb. 16, 2013).

Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Lillian Lutzkow

Lillian Lutzkow, 85, on June 6, 2013 of Washington Twp.,(Morris Co.), NJ died in Heath Village, Washington Twp., NJ.  Born on May 6, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Marie Thumann. 

Lillian was a devoted and loving homemaker.  She is survived by her loving husband, Edward Lutzkow of Long Valley, NJ; son Robert and wife Wanda Lutzkow; daughter Jeanne Lutzkow; grandchildren Michael Francis, Fred and Daniel Scimeca, Michelle Scimeca-Fleichman, Marie Esposito, Robert and Lauren Lutzkow; 6 great grandchildren.  Lillian was predeceased by a daughter Debra Lutzkow Francis and a sister Helen Sargavy.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 9:30 - 11:30 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:30 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ 07838.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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John "Nick" Dominick Latella

John "Nick" Dominick Latella, 93, of Liberty Township, NJ died on June 2, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Born on June 24, 1919 in Sharon, PA to the late Pasquale (Patsy) and Marie (Mary) Legge Latella.

John lived in Liberty Twp., NJ for 2 years coming from Stewartsville and previously lived in Washington, NJ.  He was an Aviation Welder for Ariel Metal Products, Caldwell, NJ.  He also owned a gas staton in Chester, NJ and owned Riverside Garden Center in Mansfield Twp., NJ.  He was an avid bowler at the Bel-Pike Lanes and was a Captain of a Senior Bowling League; he played golf up to a couple of years ago and loved to play poker and horseshoes. John proudly served in the United States Maritime Service (US Coast Guard) during WW II.

He is survived by sons John D., James H., Ronald W., Robert and Kenneth G. Latella; step-daughter Irene Kester; step-sons Edward Ernest and Joseph Egnatzky; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren; many great grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.  Predeceased by first wife Florence (Tremper) Latella in1994 and second wife Anna (Egnatzky) Latella in 2011. Predeceased by a son Barry in 2003 and two brothers Joseph and Mario Latella.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 7, 2013 , 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with the Funeral Service following at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, 4 Hillcrest Avenue, Mendham, NJ 07945 following the funeral service.

A repast will be held after the burial at The Lamplighter Inn, Rt. 24, Chester, NJ. 07930
 

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Theresa M. Leach

Theresa Marie Leach, age 77, of Belvidere, NJ formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ. Theresa was born March 8, 1936 in Somerville, MA. She is the daughter of the late Timothy and the late Mary (Murley) O'Connor. 
 
She was employed by M & M Mars as a Packer for many years and a member of their M&M Retirees Club. Theresa was also a member of the Better Breathers, Allentown, Pa and the Huffer Puffer’s, Dover, NJ. She loved attending Bingo; Tricky Tray’s and craft shows. Also, Theresa enjoyed going on cruises and spending time with her loving family.
 
She is survived by her companion; James Wilbur, 2 daughters Karen Leach, Theresa A. Correll and husband Robert, 5 sons; Ralph J. Leach and wife Sylvia, Peter A. Leach and wife Susan, David B. Leach, Timothy M. Leach, Joseph J. Leach and wife Shelly; daughter in law; Vivian, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
 
The funeral will be held at 10 am on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.
 
Visitation will be at the Cochran Funeral Home Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm.
 
For those desiring donations may be made to the Better Breathers Club - Sacred Heart Visiting Nurses, Suite 404, 2268 S. 12th Street, Allentown, PA  18103 in memory of Theresa.

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Nuncio J. Lombardi

Nuncio J. Lombardi, 75, of Independence Township, NJ died on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born on February 13, 1938 in Pittstown, PA to the late Joseph and Mary (Ferdo) Lombardi.  He is married to Jane (Ralston) Lombard for 53 years.

He was employed by Warner-Lambert, Morris Plains, NJ for 41 years, retiring in 2000. The last position he held there was as an Executive Chauffeur.  He was a former parishioner of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel, Cedar Knolls, NJ.  He mostly enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  He liked to collect cars, motorcycles, and enjoyed working in his yard.

Survivors are including his wife, Jane;  sons; Joseph & wife Kim Lombardi, Mt. Bethel, PA; David Lombardi of Blairstown, NJ;  daughter; Michele and husband Neil Laden, Long Valley, NJ;  brother; David and wife Patricia Lombardi;  sister; Sharon Egan, FL;  grandchildren; Hope Ann Lombardi, Ashley Laden, Emily Laden and Anthony Lombardi; 4 brothers in law; Eugene, Tommy, Jimmy and Robert Ralston, 2 sisters in law;  Ida Ide and Annie Dieso, many nieces, nephews and friends; predeceased by  sisters Carmella Chimento and Deborah Tribbet.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013, 4:00 - 9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 10:00 AM at St. Marks Church, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ 07853.

Burial wil be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Tug McGraw Foundation ( Brain Tumor & Cancer Foundation), PO Box 45, Yountville, CA 94599

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Marion H. Lamken

Marion H. Lamken, 89, of Mansfield Township, NJ, formally of Hackettstown, NJ died on April 15, 2013 at the Warren Haven Care Center in Mansfield Twp., NJ. Born in Newark, NJ on January 20, 1924 to the late Robert and Carolynn (Openlander) Cochran. Marion was predeceased by her husbands John Begley and H. Richard Lamken.

Marion was a Secretary for Longo Electric, Morris Plains, NJ.

Marion is survived by seven sons; Robert and John Begley, Richard, Robert, Donald, John and Thomas Lamken; grandchildren, Lauren, Robert and Kathy Begley; Rebecca, Josh and Mathew Lamken; predeceased by four brothers, Phillip, Frederick, "Pinky" Edward and Robert Cochran and four sisters, Carolynn, Nelda, Dorothy and Edna.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM  at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Mass will be held  on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:30 am St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Cremation will be private.

Interment of cremains will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington at a later date.

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Arthur C. Linderman

Arthur C. Linderman, 64, of the Schooley's Mtn., N.J. died on Monday, 2-18-13 at his home. Visitation and Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, 2-21-13. Viewing hours will be from 10am to 12:30pm at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 156 Mountain Rd., Ledgewood,  N.J. 07852. The Funeral will begin promptly at 1:00pm.  Interment will be private at the German Valley Rural Cemetery, Long Valley, N.J. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made "Dover Ward", Attn: Fast Offering, c/o the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Online condolences may be made to www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Barbara Luteran Lovgren

Barbara Luteran Lovgren, 78, of Lake Shawnee Section of Jefferson Township, N.J. passed away on Saturday, 2-16-13 at St. Clare's Hospital, Denville Campus, Denville, N.J. after a brief illness.
Born February 5, 1935 in Stanhope, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George & Anna Stankosh Luteran. Barbara was a Homemaker and lived in the Warren and Morris County area of New Jersey all of her life.  She loved going to Atlantic City whenever time would allow.
She is survived by Sisters Anna Bardi, Vera Burton, Elizabeth Tynan, Frances Bachert and Dorothy Whitehead. Brothers, Adam and Joseph Luteran. Also surviving are several Nephews and Nieces.  She was predeceased by her Husband, Milton Lovgren in 2006 and her long time companion, Winfield Blanchard, as well as Brothers, George & Lewis Luteran. 
At Barbara's request, there will be no calling hours and private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolence may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Muriel Luteran

Muriel Luteran, age 89, of Chester, NJ died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J. surrounded by her loved ones. Muriel was born July 9, 1923 in Chester,  NJ. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Jennie (McMahon) Thomson. She was predeceased by her loving husband Lewis J. Luteran in 2002.

She was employed as a supervisor by  Co-Op in Chester, NJ during WW II. 
Muriel lived all of her life in Chester, NJ. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and was known by the locals as the "Flower Lady". She sold vegetables and flowers on the side of the road at her house for many, many years. Muriel enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the United States and Canada.

She is survived by 3 sons, Joseph of Scottsdale, AZ; George and his wife Estherlee, Lebanon Township, NJ; Thomas and his wife Jennifer of Franklin, TN; 3 daughters, Nancy Luteran, Hackettstown, NJ; Cindy and her husband Carl Dorcas, Hackettstown, NJ; Marsha and her husband Stephen Brenner, Long Valley, NJ; brother, Lawrence Thomson, Hackettstown, NJ; 8 grandchildren, Brian & Wife Jessica, Megan, Kevin Luteran, Patty and Chance Horan, Erin, Molly and Trent Luteran;  predeceased by  son in law, Timothy Horan  and 7 Siblings.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 85 Pleasant Hill Road, Chester, NJ with burial to follow.

Calling hours will be Friday, December 21, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Chester First Aid Squad, 300 Main St.,Chester, NJ 07930.

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Robert G. Lakin

Robert G. Lakin, age 90, died November 29, 2012 at the House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, N.J. Robert was born January 3, 1922 in Taylorville, ILL. He is the son of the late Clyde Otis and Dorothy M. (Sabine) Lakin. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn (Hartwick) Lakin. (Nov. 1999) .  Robert is also predeceased by a daughter, Debra Lakin, 2 brothers, MK Lakin, Lt. Col. Eugene C. Lakin and a 2 sisters, Gertrude Harkins and Marilyn Downing.

He was an Electrical Engineer and worked for Westinghouse in Newark, NJ and Coral Springs, FL. For 33 years, retiring in 1983.

Mr. Lakin spent much of his retirement in Colorado and Florida. He was a member of Hildale Park Presbyterian Church, Cedar Knolls, NJ; member of the Illinois National Guard 1938 and the Troop D 94th Calvary Recon Squad enlisted 1942; member of the 14th Armored Division called "The Liberators" fighting in France and Rhineland,  until the end of WW II where they liberated many of the German camps. He was the recipient of 2 Bronze Stars.

He is survived by a son; Brian D. & wife Maureen Lakin; South Bend, IN; a daughter Janette & husband Michael Sands, Panther Valley, NJ; 3 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren; many loving nephews and nieces throughout the country.

A graveside service will be held in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on January 15, 2013 at 2pm. Cremation was private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the National Park Foundation, 1201 I Street N.W., Suite 550B, Washington, DC 20005 .



 

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Joan C. Lundy

Joan C. Lundy, age 75, of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born March 7, 1937 in Quincy, MA. She is the daughter of the late August and Jenny (Eaniri) Mecurio. She was predeceased by her husband, late Robert A. Lundy in 1989.

She was employed by Quick Check, Hackettstown, NJ as a Cashier for 17 years.
Joan loved to spend time with her family.

She is survived by ; 1 son & wife, Robert & Michele Lundy; 2 Daughters & Husbands, Jennifer Lundy-Payson & David Payson; Robin & Michael Appeld; 3 Grandchildren, Robert Lundy, Caroline Ball And Michael Appeld; 4 Great Grandchildren, Jenisis, Shealynn, Michele And Averie; predeceased by a brother and a sister, Joseph Mecurio and Rose Cunningham.


There will be a Graveside Service at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, N.J. with interment to follow.

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

 

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Robert S. Lehman

Robert S. Lehman, age 58, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at his residence. Robert was born April 7, 1954 in Morristown, NJ. He is the son of Marie (Vanderburgh) Lehman and the late Robert C. Lehman.

He was employed as a Licensed Plumber. He lived in Hackettstown, NJ coming from Portland, PA.
Robert was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hackettstown, NJ. He was a member of the Portland Fire Dept. an E.M.T and member of the Rescue Squad. He loved to watch NASCAR races and was a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fan. He was a graduate of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1973.

He is survived by a son,Robert S. Lehman, Jr., Great Meadows, NJ; his mother Marie (Vanderburgh) Lehman, Hackettstown, NJ; four sisters, Sharon Ferriere, Panther Valley, Allamuchy Twp., NJ; Eleanor Lehman, Belvidere, NJ; Nancy Blake, Hackettstown, NJ and Tracy Bardyszewski, Hackettstown, NJ; Grandaughter , Madeline Lehman; predeceased by a brother, Timothy Lehman (Feb. 2012).

The funeral will be held 5:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial is private.

Calling hours will be Friday, September 28,2012 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 409 East Baldwin St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.


 

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Jeffrey D. Lloyd

Jeffrey D. Lloyd, age 70, of Washington Township, Long Valley, NJ died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence. Jeffrey was born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late William Jefferson and Mary Catherine (Hartigan) Lloyd. He was predeceased by his wife, Marcia (Sutcliffe) Lloyd in 2004.

He was employed by Honeywell, Morristown, NJ as a Credit Manager. He was a member of the Schooleys Mountain Fire Department; he was very active in the fire department and enjoyed time with his family.

He is survived by a Son, Jeffrey J. Lloyd; a Daughter & husband, Susan & Brian Smith, Newton, NJ; Brother & Wife, William & Janine Lloyd; 4 Grandchildren, Meghan, Andrew, Dillon And Zachary.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 23, 2012, 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Schooleys Mountain Fire Department, PO Box 35, Schooleys Mountain, NJ 07870.
 

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Kerry J. Lucas

Kerry J. Lucas, age 62, of Independence Twp., N.J., formerly of Parsippany, N.J., passed away with friends by his side while enjoying a round of golf,  Wednesday, June 20,2012.  Kerry was born October 29, 1949 in Morristown, N.J..  He is the son of the late Stanley & Lucy (Peterson) Lucas.  He is survived by his wife Deborah (Ameling) Lucas. He was employed by Cigna as a Technical Support Senior Specialist.

Kerry, an avid bowler with a passion for golf, was a member of the P.B.A. (Pro Bowling Association), member of the U.S.G.A. and an associate member of Harkers Hollow Golf Club.  In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Jessica Siena, his son-in-law and best friend, Michael Siena, and a grandbaby-to-be of Liberty Twp.; son, Jordan, and daughter-in-law Gini Lucas of Charleston SC; a brother, Carl Lucas of AZ; and sister-in-law, Marian Happ, of El Cajon, CA.  He is predeceased by his brothers Paul and Doug Lucas, sister Elsa (Lucas) McLaughlin, brother-in-law, Donald Crum, and his father and mother-in-law, Bill and Nola Ameling.

Kerry will always be loved and forever remembered. His endless generosity and uplifting spirit will remain in our hearts for eternity.  He will forever remain our husband, father, grandpa, brother and best friend.

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.

There will be a private funeral service.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.

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Sheila M. Lible

Sheila M. Lible, age 73,  of the Mountain Lake section of Liberty Twp., N.J. died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Brakeley Park Center of Phillipsburg, NJ. Sheila was born August 20, 1938 in Orange, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Paul and Mary Clair (Donahue) Sefick and step daughter of the late Mary O'Malley.  She was married to the Late George Lible who died in 2008. Sheila moved to Mountain Lake in Liberty Township in 1960, where she  raised her family and was raised inEast Orange,N.J. . Sheila was of the Catholic faith.

Sheila's caring nature brought her to the House of the Good Shepherd where she worked as the Activities Director for over 20 years before retiring. Although Sheila was of a quiet nature, she was truly a shining light to all those who knew and loved her. Sheila's family was the love of her life and she meant the world to them. 

She is survived by 4 Children-  Christine Slayton - Hawley, Pa., Mary Claire Lible - Mountain Lake, N.J., Charles Frederick Lible - Mountain Lake, N.J., Jonathan Scott Lible -Great Meadows, N.J.; Sister of Maureen Voltz, Bernadette Wissen, Catherine Orozco and Frederick Sefick.   Loving Grandchildren, Rebecca, Jessica, Christa, Charles J., and Brian.

A graveside service  will be held at 1:15 pm on Saturday, May 5 at  Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

Calling hours will be Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 am - 1:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Donation,
5005 L.B.J. Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.
 

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Marion Virginia Lay

Marion Virginia Lay, age 95, of Paragon Village, Mount Olive Township, NJ formally of Brick, NJ and Fair Lawn, NJ died Monday, April 23, 2012. Marion was born September 30, 1916 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Marion (Sandman) Woodbury. She married (late) Harold A. Lay on November 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY.

She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 2 Sons-Steven and his wife Vivian Lay, Hackettstown, NJ; Rev. Harold W. and his wife Marilyn Lay, Levittown, L.I., NY; 1 Daughter-Virginia and her husband Jon Lamb, Gulf Breeze, Fl; 1 Sister-Edith Woodbury, Fair Lawn, NJ; 4 grandchildren- Grandson & Wife, Jonathan & Cynthia Lay; Grandaughter & Companion, Kimberly Chansen & Heather; Grandaughter & Husband, Jennifer & Jeremy Swanson; Grandaughter & Husband, Victoria & Michael Carrera; 6 Great Grandchildren; 1 nephew, Alfred Anderson; 1 Niece, Judith Glover; Late Sister & her late Husband, Geraldine & Alfred Anderson.

The funeral will be held 9:30 am on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be in Brigadier Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ where the family will meet on Monday, April 30 at 12:30 pm.

Calling hours will be Thursday, April 26 from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.07840

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity that Marion supported,  Reformed Church World Service, 4500 60th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 45912



 

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Terrence T. Leonard

Terrence T. Leonard, age 72, died Friday, February 3, 2012 at St. Clares Hospital of Dover, NJ. Terrence lived in Liberty Township, NJ for the past 25 years coming from the Roselle and Elizabeth, NJ area and was born September 20, 1939 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Leo Lawrence and the late Kathleen (Ryan) Leonard. He was married Elizabeth Williams Leonard.

Terrence proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 10/28/1957 to 09/30/1963 and was honored to serve in the 101st Airborne Division. He was employed by Randolph Township Board of Education for many years as a Maintenance Mechanic and was also a certified electrician. He was a proud graduate of the former Holy Trinity High School of Westfield, NJ, class of ’57. He was a member of the Randolph Education Association serving as the former Grievance Chair as well as working with the negotiating team.

He is survived by his wife: Elizabeth(Williams) Leonard, 4 sons: Terrance P. Leonard, Sean Kelly Leonard, Joseph P. Leonard, Ryan John Thomas Leonard; 1 Brother: Leo Lawrence Leonard, Jr., 1 step daughter: Veronica Stevens and 9 loving grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 7 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Fr. David Pekola officiating. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

Calling hours will be Monday, February 6 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 American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
 

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