Obituaries

Alphabetical Listing - 2012 - 2020:
Click letter corresponding to deceased's last name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Francis Minnie Mincevich

Francis Mincevich of Hackettstown NJ, beloved husband of Jean Mae Chabok, passed away on May 21, 2020 at Warren Haven Nursing Home.  Better known to all as Frank or Minnie, he was born on May 3, 1935 in Great Meadows, NJ.  Minnie and Jean were married for 63 years. 
Minnie has three children: Cindy L. Neumann and husband Robert of Great Meadows, Steven F. Mincevich of Great Meadows and Stacey L. Tillou and husband John of Hackettstown.  Six grandchildren: James F. Neumann and wife Elizabeth of Elon, NC, Richard F. Neumann and wife Erin of Belvidere, NJ and Michael S. Neumann of Great Meadows, Kristina Tillou of Salisbury, MD, Jennifer Tillou of Hackettstown and Megan Tillou of Great Meadows.  Four Great –grandchildren: Francis, Fitzpatrick and Cora Neumann and Mackenzie Dietl.  A sister Wanda Stephens of Andover, NJ, a sister in law, Susan Chabok of New Providence, NJ. 
Minnie was predeceased by his parnets Julius and Mary Kuczynski Mincevich.  Also, his siblings: Julius, Eugene, Walter, Albert and Veronica.
Minnie was a 1950 graduate of Hackettstown High School.  After graduation he went to Olympia Junior College in Washington State, then to the University of South Carolina on a full athletic scholarship to play football.  While there he earned the honors of All-ACC guard for two years, All-American Guard his senior year and played in the N/S Shriners Bowl, Oyster Bow, Senior Bowl All-Star team and was drafted by the San Fransico 49ers’.  His draft to play for the 49’er’s ended when his military draft number was called.  He then played semi pro ball for the Hamilton Wild Cats in Ontario, Canada.  In 1975 he was inducted into the Athetic Hall of Fame at South Carolina.  In 2015 he was named as one of the top 50 athletes at the college and in 2018 he became one of the inaugural inductees of the HHS Athletic Hall of Fame. 
Minnie married Jean on June 16, 1956.  He worked for Doncheski Bros. of Hackettstown from the time he was 17 years old.  The company was later bought by Makarevich Bros. and he continued to work there as a mechanic, mostly servicing hay balers until his retirement.  He also worked in the mines of Mine Hill, New Jersey 
Minnie Coached youth baseball and the Biddy Football Team where they won a championship and never had a losing season.  He was a member of the Hackettstown Moose Lodge and the Independence Gun Club of which he was a founding member.
Due to Coronavirus restrictions, funeral services will be private at this time. In lieu of flowers, a football scholarship at Hackettstown High School will be made in Minnie’s name. Please check back periodically for further information. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. The Cochran Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 

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Patricia Madden

  Patrcia I. Madden a longtime resident of Hackettstown, NJ died May 5, 2020 of pneumonia due to complications of Covid 19 at Hackettstown Medical Center.

 She enjoyed listening to books, watching classic movies, along with crocheting and knitting.  She was regarded as a second mom to many of her children's friends.

Born to the late William & Frances Coyle

Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Madden, son, Paul Roberts, daughter, Kathleen Madden

Survived by son, Brian Madden, daughter, Raegan  and husband Robert Jordan, daughter, Maureen Madden and husband Roy Ramos, son, Sean and wife Gail Sopko, daughter-in-law, Christine Roberts, grandchildren, Mark Zweiback, Danielle Edwards, Amy Keith, Alex Altamirano, Richard Altamirano, Joshua Pezzanite, Joseph Pezzanite, William Roberts, Samantha Roberts, Kaleigh Jordan, Kyle Jordan, Monique Reed, Eric Sopko, Lindsey Sopko and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

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Helen A. McDonnell

Helen A. McDonnell, 95, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Heath Village Retirement Community, Hackettstown, NJ. Born on February 4, 1925 in Girardville, Pa., Helen was the daughter of the late Earl & Genevieve Bernosky Faust.

Helen has lived in Hackettstown for most of her adult life and was married to her beloved late husband, Jerome M. McDonnell. Together, she and her husband raised two loving children, Michael & Jerome and his wife Judy. Helen was employed by the Shop Rite Grocery Store in Hackettstown having managed their Assistance desk for 15 years. In addition to her loving sons, Helen is also survived by her grandson, Ryan McDonnell. She was a long time parishioner of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, NJ.


The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Private interment services will be held in the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Frank Munson, Jr.


 Frank L. Munson, Jr., age 77, died Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Frank was born April 23, 1942 in Morristown, NJ. He is the son of the late Frank L. and the late Velma (Taylor) Munson.  
 
Survived by his sister, Sharon Mulharin of Jefferson township with whom he resided. His best friend and beloved dog, Chuckles, whom he spoiled and played with all day. He is also survived by his brother, Doug Sturtevant and his 2 children, Vanessa and Doug, of Hackettstown. Frank had two predeceased sisters, Joyce Kennedy and Barbara Finch Mellott (Sturtevant Maiden name). He had 4 children,  Rob Munson of Livingston, Laura Munson of Citrus Springs Fla., Ronald Robinson of PA and Frank Munson who predeceased him. He is also survived by his niece, Melissa Malson and her husband Joe with their 2 children, Joseph and Jenna of White Twsp, 4 nephews, Tom Kennedy of Netcong, Will Kennedy formerly of Hackettstown and Jesse and Cory Finch.   
 
Frank was a popular and well known guy at Fresenius Kidney care in Kenvil, NJ  where he attended dialysis 3 times a week for 12 years. He quickly became popular at any facility he was in during his 19 month long journey recovering following his leg amputation. Everyone knew Frank as he was easy going and always telling jokes. He also loved to soak up the Jersey sun and grow tomato plants.

In lieu of flowers he would like donations sent to the Jefferson Township animal pound, as he loved animals; 57 Minnisink Road, Behind Public Health Building, Lake Hopatcong, NJ  07849.  
  
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  All services are private.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at  www.cochranfuneral.com/   

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Dorothy Moore

Dorothy Martha Moore, age 97, of Hackettstown formerly of Clifton died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Paragon Village Assisted Living of Hackettstown, NJ. Dorothy was born November 15, 1922 in Hackensack, NJ to the late Gustave and Sarah (Richmond) Peterson. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Wesley Moore, Sr., her daughter Dorothy Bucsko, and her sister Selma Anderson.
She is survived by her daughter, Alice Hudson and her husband Bruce, her two sons, Charles W. Moore, Jr. and his wife Sheila McDonough, William F.  Moore and his wife Jessica, six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
Dorothy worked as a typist for Western Electric in New York City during WWII. She married her high school sweetheart, on September 2, 1945 at Carlstadt Baptist Church, the day General MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender on the battleship Missouri. Their marriage lasted over 61 years, until the Lord called Wes home at 87 years old on December 6, 2006.   
Dorothy enjoyed wool hooking, making beautiful rugs and decorative pieces.  She delighted in traveling in the United States, particularly trips to the National Parks. Dorothy was active in the nursery and ladies groups at Brookdale Baptist Church for many years. She got her driver’s license at age 50.  Dorothy was known for her smile and joyful attitude.
She will be missed by all her knew her. 
A burial will take place at a later date at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Cemetery, for the family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Fred D. Mitchell

'FRED DALE MITCHELL - I DID IT MY WAY

Fred passed away On April 15, 2020.

Born 11/13/29 in Pittsfield IL to parents Violet and Elmer Mitchell. He grew up in several towns in
Illinois, mainly Springfield.

He served in the army during the Korean War.

Later married Shirley Thorndal of East St. Louis, Illinois. They had a son, Fred,Jr. and a daughter, Lynne.

His career was with Illinois Bell Telephone, living in Alton, Park Forest and Carol Stream, Illinois. Also
wit
h AT&T in New York City and Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He lived in New Providence, New Jersey.

He travelled extensively, 5 trips to Europe, several trips to the Caribbean and 35 cruises.

He was an excellent Duplicate Bridge player. He was a member of the Civil War Round Table in Chicago.

He wrote 7 time travel books and was president of the Carol Stream Park Board where a park is named
after him.

He and his wife retired to Arizona for over 30 years where they lived in Green Valley, Mountainbrook
Village and Mesa,

Besides his beloved wife he leaves his daughter, Lynne Mulvihill of Hackettstown NJ and son Fred.Jr. of
C
arol Stream. IL.

He has 7 grandchildren, Michael Mitchell (deceased), Michelle Mitchell, Mallory Mitchell, Melanie
Suffred
in, Richie Mulvihill, Bryan Mulvihill and Sarah Mulvihill.

He leaves 9 great-grandchildren.

ff'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - a favorite song

 

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Durand A Metrione

 Dr. Durand A. Metrione, Jr.
December 22, 1929 – March 19-2020

A doctor, painter, gardener, reader, chef, fisherman and committed family man, Dr. Durand A. Metrione, Jr. died on Thursday, March 19 following a short illness. Born December 22, 1929 in Irvington, NJ to Durand and Clara Metrione, he graduated from Irvington High School and earned his Bachelor’s from Drew University in Madison, NJ, his Master’s degrees at Rutgers University and his MD from Temple University in Philadelphia. He was blessed to have two wonderful wives in his long life: Joan Schultz, who he was married to for 49 years before her death in 2002, and Arlene DeBonis, who he married in October 2004. He was a Captain in U.S. Army, stationed in Louisiana from 1957-1961.
Dr. Metrione’s practiced in West Caldwell and Caldwell, NJ for forty years, where he lived and raised his family. A family practioner, he cared for patients from birth to death, regularly making house calls and becoming like extended family to many of those in his care. He retired in 2000.
Once retired, he nurtured his many hobbies. He was a graduate of Rutgers University’s Master Gardener program and loved growing flowers and vegetables equally, though he had better luck with the flowers.  With his wife Arlene he took his painting more seriously, and won several prizes for his work. His pieces are proudly displayed in the homes of his children and grandchildren. An avid fisherman, he was always the one in the boat with the most stories about the fish that got away.
He loved to drink wine and to eat, and to experiment in the kitchen. Always a fan of the most complicated recipes, he was notorious for both the mess he made and the delicious result.
His proudest accomplishment was his three children, five grandchildren, two stepchildren and four step-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; his brother Robert (Mary); his son Paul (Pam) of Mendham, NJ and their daughter Olivia; son David (Elba) of Hillsdale, NJ and their son Michael and daughter Julie; daughter Laura McCafferty (Don) of Stamford, CT and their daughter Caitlyn and son Evan; stepson Russell (Lori) and their daughters Savannah and Victoria; and stepdaughter Jennifer and her son Colin and daughter Catrina. He will be missed by his nieces and nephew and their families, and his many friends. He will also be sorely missed by his beloved Havanese dog, Allie.
Because of these extraordinary times, there will be no funeral or calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Green Pond Environmental Commission, part of the Highlands Glacial Lakes Initiative, at Highlands Glacial Lakes initiative, PO Box 110, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 (make checks payable to NJ Highlands Coalition and write HIGLIN account in the memo line)or the charity of your choice.
Funeral arraignments 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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Zigmund Markiewicz

 Zigmund Markiewicz, age 97, of Hackettstown died Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  Zigmund was born July 12, 1922 in Roslyn, NY. He is the son of the late Peter and Florence (Maciejak) Markiewicz. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Helen in 1989, his two brothers, Kasmer and Theodore Markiewicz, and four sisters; Helen Swander, Sophie Dmoch, Rose Markiewicz, and Emily Dziomba.

He served in the Army during World War II.  He was employed by Plumber Local Union #200, Long Island, NY as a Plumber. 

He is survived by his devoted son, Peter Markiewicz and wife Mary, his loving daughter, Jane Berton and husband Joseph, four grandchildren, Andrew, Adam, Alex and Dana, one great grandchild, Jake.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Monday, February 10 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Father Damian Tomiczek officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY

 Visitation will be Monday, February 10 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

 

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Florence A Mayhan

 Florence Ann Mayhan  97  of Great Meadows NJ

June 24, 1922 -January 10, 2020
Born June 24, 1922 in Garfield NJ, She was the daughter of the late Michael Lapshanski and Veronika Vovrek Lapshanski.
She was married to the late Clarence Matthew Mayhan of Lake Arthur, New Mexico.
She was a seamstress at the Elizabeth Undergarment Factory in Hackettstown New Jersey for 35 years.
She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, and Aunt.
She enjoyed knitting, baking, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by one son, Craig Mayhan, and his wife Laura of Easton PA.
Three Grand children; William B Mayhan and his wife, Annemarie, of Vernon NJ, Cole T Mayhan  and his wife, Nanette,of Northampton PA,  and Ruth L Mayhan-Evinger of Tatamy PA.
3 Great Grandchildren; Shayla and Connor Mayhan of Northampton PA, and Elizabeth Evinger of Tatamy PA.
One Brother, Elmer Lapshanski  of Great Meadows and one sister, Esther Lalli of Northfield Ohio
And many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Clarence Mayhan, and her parents.
One brother, Joseph Lapshanski, and Two sisters, Marget Esposito and Helen Larson.
Also, her granddaughter Veronika Lynn Mayhan.
A private graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Hackettstown NJ.  Funeral arrangments have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolance may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/ 

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Milton C. McWilliams

 Milton Charles (Mac) McWilliams, loving husband, father and grandfather, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 surrounded by his family.  He was 88 years old.

Mac was born in Bloomfield, NJ and was the son of the late Milton Spear and Eleanor (Snyder) McWilliams.  He and his beloved wife Betty, lived for many years in Northern New Jersey area, Florida and Belvidere, NJ, until his wife’s passing in 2016.  He then moved to Hackettstown, NJ.

For the majority of his career, he worked at McWilliams Forge Company in Rockaway, NJ.  After leaving the Forge, he went on to own a small business prior to his retirement.  He was an avid auto enthusiast throughout his life and golfer in his later years.  He was a veteran of Korean conflict and also held many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by his two sons, Kevin of Florida, Lake (Mic) and his wife Robin, of Long Valley, NJ, his cherished grandchildren, Brittany and husband Nick Longworth, Timothy, Reilly and Taylor McWilliams. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Walter Stalb, sisters-in-law, Delores Burt and Marie Burt, and many loving nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty and sister, Delores Stalb.

Viewing hours will be Tuesday, January 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.  There will be a 10:00 a.m. viewing and funeral service on Wednesday, January 15th at the funeral home. Interment will be private at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester, NJ.

Online condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Elizabeth O. Morgan

 Elizabeth O. Morgan, age 82, of Belvidere, NJ died Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Chelsea Assisted Living, Belvidere, NJ.  Elizabeth was born July 5, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Robert Reid and Miriam (Benkhart) Onderdonk.  

Liz was the owner of Mor-Knoll Kennels where she bred dogs and was a member of the American Kennel Club.  Breeding and showing dogs was one her passions, one of her greatest accomplishments was winning at the Westminster dog show.  She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her other passion was being a devoted loving wife and mother to her husband and four children. 

She is survived by her beloved husband, Paul Morgan, a loving son, Paul R. Morgan Jr. and his wife Julie, 3 cherished daughters, Joanna Smith and her husband Whitney, Miriam Knight and her husband Thomas, Sharon Morgan, a brother, Robert Onderdonk and wife Marilyn, a sister, Eleanor Limpert and 10 grandchildren, Paul and Emily Knight, Dana, Michelle and David Julich, Anna, Greta and George Morgan, Reid and Morgan Smith.

For those desiring donations may be made to the ASPCA, 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 in memory of Elizabeth.

All services were private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Online condolences may be made to www.cochranfuneral.com

 

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Janice Lucy Magers

Magers,  Janice Lucy (nee Ort)

Janice Lucy (nee Ort) Magers, 62 , died  07/07/03 in  her residence in Ramsey, NJ..  Janice lived in  Boca Raton, FL. and Ramsey, NJ and was born in Irvington, NJ on 11/03/40.

Husband/Wife of: Henry (Hank) Magers for 39 years, sharing life's pleasures, love of nature, traveling together to all parts of the world.

Son/Daughter of: the late Kenneth & Dorothy (nee Harmor) Ort.

Survived By: Husband-Hank Magers of Boca Raton, Fl and Ramsey, NJ
4 Sons-Christian Simile,Lake Shawnee,PA; Richard Simile, Auburn, Alabama; Michael Simile, Pompton Plains, NJ and Chad Magers, Morristown, NJ
Daughter in law-Tina
5 Grandchildren-Samantha, Cassandra, Crystal, Rick Jr. and Jenny Simile
Brother in law and sister in law-William and Elaine Magers.

Occupation: Mrs. Magers owned a travel agency in Wayne, NJ.

Veteran Info: N/A

Additional Information:  Jan's greatest accomplishments in life center on her role as mother and grandmother. They were the light and joy in her life. Jan worked out her arrangements and service over the last year by working through a paper bound book called "The Checklist of Life". A working book to help you live and leave this life. To all her family who share their own private memories of Jan, she was all of the above and so much more.

Visitation: Thursday, July 10, 2003, 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

Services: Friday, July 11, 2003 @ 10:00 AM- Cochran Funeral Home

In Lieu of Flowers: Donations to the charity of one's choice.

Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, NJ.

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Jane M. Mooney

Jane Marie Mooney, 90, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Tuesday September 17, 2019.

She was born on March 7, 1929 in Hackettstown, NJ.  She was the oldest child of Robert A. and Laura A. (Wilken) Smith .  She was a 1946 graduate of Hackettstown High School.

Jane married James J. Mooney on February 24, 1954 and resided in Hackettstown.  They had three children, James, Catherine and Jane. 

She was employed by Hackettstown Community Hospital in dining services until her retirement in 1993.  She was a founding member of the Hackettstown Baptist Church and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) both for many years.  She was active in the church participating in Awana, bible study and Lydia Circle.

Jane loved playing games with the family which included dominos, scrabble and monopoly and reading her bible.  She also loved word puzzles and watching Hallmark and Lifetime Movie Channel.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband James, her sister Shirley and her brother Robert.  She leaves behind a son James Mooney and his wife Yvonne, a daughter Catherine Clarke and her husband Joseph, a daughter Jane Mooney, a sister Muriel Stevens, a sister Sharon-Lee Molnar and husband John, a sister Sandra Garriques, a brother Charles Smith and his wife Barbara, grandchildren: Shannon Mulvihill and her husband Bob, April Casson and her husband Chris, Joseph and James Clarke, great grandchildren: Carly, Kaitlin and Nick Whitehead and John, Angelina and Madilyn Casson.

Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Graveside services will take place on Friday, 11:00 am at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating.

For those desiring, donations may be made to the Hackettstown Baptist Church, 916 County Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Jane.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/
 

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Marcus J. Maltese

Marcus John Maltese, 35 of Hackettstown, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in Lyons, New Jersey.  Marcus graduated from Hackettstown High School in 2001 and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2006 where he obtained an Associate’s Degree.  Marcus spent 12 years and 4 months in the Air Force where he was stationed in various locations including Germany, South Carolina, Nevada and Delaware.  During his service, Marcus reached the level of Staff Sergeant and received numerous awards and recognitions including Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal to name a few. 
When not in uniform, Marcus enjoyed hiking, spending time with his family, and cheering on the New York Giants.  For anyone that knew Marcus knew his favorite thing to do was enjoy time with his greatest accomplishments, his three little girls, Julianna, Brynlee, and Adalyn. Marcus had a laugh that was infectious and a sense of humor that was second to none.
Marcus is survived by his three daughters, Julianna, Brynlee, and Adalyn, mother Laura Viggiano, brothers Vinnie, Nick, and Adam, sisters Alyssa, Angela, Giavanna, Elizabeth, Grace and Amira, nieces Briella, Sunny and Isabella, and various aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He was predeceased by his father Vincent G. Maltese, paternal grandmother Elizabeth A. Maltese, paternal grandfather Vincent P. Maltese, maternal grandmother Jane Kasnowski, and maternal grandfather Vincent G. Viggiano.
A memorial service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Marcus Maltese Memorial Fund on gofundme.com that will be given to his beloved daughters.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Dorothy Irene Madonna

 Dorothy Irene Roberti Madonna of Hackettstown died peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the age of 84 at House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown.

She was born on November 2, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest child of Michael, a New York City firefighter, and Filomena “Mamie” Fortunato Roberti. All four of her grandparents had emigrated from southern Italy in the late 1890s.

Dorothy had a wonderful childhood in Brooklyn, living within the same neighborhood as 36 of her first cousins. She married Joseph Madonna on May 3, 1952, in Brooklyn. They remained in Brooklyn in the home of her parents until they all relocated to Hackettstown in 1967. She was employed at the former Kmart in Hackettstown for many years before retiring in the 1990s.

Dorothy was hilarious and sharp witted. Her stories and expressions would keep everyone laughing at holidays and she was the true matriarch of her family. She was a fantastic cook and baker and never used a recipe for anything. She loved scrabble, word games, and Hallmark movies, but most of all she loved her family. She spent many years in her life with children running around her small apartment and hosting Sunday dinners for everyone. Her grandchildren especially will always remember being loved.

After her husband’s death in 1999, Dorothy lived with her son and daughter-in-law, Salvatore and Colleen, for 18 years until moving to House of the Good Shepherd in 2017. After moving she was visited very often by her family and was rarely alone.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1999, daughter, Jo-Ann, in 1956, sister, Rose, in 1964, brother, Dominick, in 2001, and sister and best friend, Angie, in 2016. She leaves behind her daughter, Janet Bejarano and daughter-in-law, Lori Van Ness, of Hackettstown, son, Salvatore Madonna and daughter-in-law, Colleen, of Hackettstown; four grandchildren, Natalie White and her husband, Grant, of Bear, Delaware, William Bejarano and his wife, Genevieve, of Union County, NJ, Michael Madonna and his wife, Amanda, of Sussex County, NJ, and Anthony Madonna and his fiancée, Erin McGall, of Baltimore; five great-grandchildren, Iggy and Margo Bejarano, Vincent and Maeve White, and Josephine Madonna.

Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September, 5, 2019, at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, service will begin at 7:30 pm with Father Antony Arockidoss officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions are asked to be made to the Lupus Foundation of America (lupus.org) or Lupus Research Alliance (lupusresearch.org)

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Ryan Alexander F. Manubag

 Ryan Alexander F. Manubag, age 26, of Hackettstown died Friday, August 30, 2019 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.  Ryan was born September 10, 1992 in Livingston, NJ. He was the son of Ralph and Lilia (Famorca) Manubag. 

He was employed by Morristown Toyota as a Service Technician. 

He is survived by his parents, Ralph Manubag and Lilia (Famorca) Manubag, a sister, Mia Manubag, brother, Liam Manubag, his paternal grandmother, Esther Manubag, step-brother, CJ Raffinan, step-sister, Atasha Manubag, step-mother, Mary Ann Manubag and his girlfriend, Dani Peppe.

Ryan Alexander was a thoughtful calm and quiet guy. He loved working on cars. Even as a child at age 3 he was mechanically inclined and took apart his grandmothers exercise bike. He was a 2010 graduate of Mount Olive High School.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, September 5 at Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Cremation is private.

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

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Jean R. Mosler

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Jean R. Mosler, age 83, of Hackettstown died Monday, August 26, 2019 at Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ. Jean was born September 27, 1935 in Belfast, Ireland.  Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Mosler (2004) and her parents, Charles and Theodora White.

She was employed by Hackettstown Library, Hackettstown, NJ as a Library Director for many years before retiring. Jean attended Brown University and received her degree from Rutgers University.

Jean is survived by many loving friends.

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Thomas W. McSweeney, Jr.

Thomas W. McSweeney Jr. "Tom" passed away peacefully on August 11, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Springfield Massachusetts to the late Thomas W. McSweeney Sr. and Edith (Roberge) McSweeney. He worked as a Machinist at Berkshire Industries and Jet Tool for many years. He also worked for Stewart's Sandwiches and was known as "The Cookie Man," delivering sandwiches and snacks all over New England. Roma Pizza and Mrs. Murphy's Donuts were his two favorite food groups. He was an avid New England Sports fan and absolutely loved the Boston Red Sox. You could find him relaxing on the porch overlooking the lake, playing his Trumpet, jamming along the with Bullfrogs to his favorite tunes. If you needed a good laugh, Tom had the perfect joke to make you smile. He will be missed by many for sure.
Tom is survived by his daughters Kathleen McSweeney of Granville MA, Kelly Diaz and he Husband Aaron Diaz of Westfield MA. Three Sisters, Diane Darin, Edith McSweeney and Linda Dexter. His Uncle Warren Roberge and his wife Mary Roberge. Many Nieces and Nephews, Steven, David, Andrea, Sarah, Mary and Matthew. His loving Companion Penny Annuik. And his Grandchildren brought who brought a smile to his face John, Karley, Abbey. A Celebration of Life will be held at the end of September for Family and Friends to gather. Date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy fund as requested by the family.   
 Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Dennis J McKenna

Dennis J. McKenna, Sr. of Schooley’s Mountain, NJ passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on August 9, 2019.
He was born in Dover, NJ on February 17, 1936 to Felix and Lenore McKenna (Emerick).   He was one of 11 children and pre-deceased by his parents and 8 of his siblings.
Dennis graduated from Hackettstown High School in 1954 and entered as an apprentice into the Pipefitters/Steamfitters Union, now Local 274.  He served in the US Army from 1955-1957.  He enjoyed 21 years of retirement.
Dennis was a loving husband, father and grandfather.   He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elizabeth J. McKenna (Meyer), his loving daughters Mary J. Demeo and her husband John, Tara A. Midili and her husband Thomas, his loving sons, Dennis J. McKenna, Jr and his wife Vilma, Blaine McKenna and his girlfriend Hollyce Schoepp, his adoring grandchildren, Samantha Midili, Olivia Midili, Audreik McKenna, Daniel McKenna, Alyssa McKenna and Ryan Demeo. He is also survived by his loving sister's Catherine Gelo and her husband Joseph and Candae McKenna Oliva. 
He enjoyed the outdoors, roaming his property and spending time out by his brook.  He had been a private pilot for many years.  He also enjoyed metal detecting, scuba diving, boating, his many collections and spending time with his family.  He adored his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Long Valley Rescue Squad, Long Valley Fire Department and The Knights of Columbus.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday August 13, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
A mass will be held on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Schooley’s Mountain, NJ.  Burial immediately following at Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Long Valley First Aid Squad, Long Valley Fire Department or the Knights of Columbus c/o Our Lady of the Mountain Church.
Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Edmond H. Miller

 Edmond H. Miller, age 84, of Hackettstown died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown.  Edmond was born July 19, 1935 in Hackettstown to the late Earl and the late Edmee (Monnier) Miller.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife Barbara (Steele) Miller. 

He served proudly in the National Guard, was previously employed by Kappers & Sons of Hackettstown, enjoyed hunting and playing the lottery.  Ed was a former member of the Hackettstown Fire Department, the Hackettstown Moose Lodge # 816 and the NRA. 

He is survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 12 noon – 2 pm with services beginning at 2 pm.

Burial will follow at Tranquility Cemetery, Green Township.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Hackettstown Fire Department, 110 Moore Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Ed.

 

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Theodore Stanley Malachoski

Theodore Stanley Malachoski, Jr., age 72, of Hackettstown died Sunday, July 28, 2019.  Theodore was born July 21, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA. He is the son of the late Theodore Stanley and the late Eleanor Anna (Bienkowski) Malachoski Sr.. 

He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1973.  He was employed by AT&T as an Analyst. 

He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Carbon) Malachoski, and one sister, Linda Wesalowski. 

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

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Abraham H. Mendenhall III

  

 

Abraham H Mendenhall, III, age 90, Hackettstown, New Jersey, died Thursday, July 18, 2019.  Abraham was born March 21, 1929 in Elkton, PA. He is the son of the late Abraham H and Margaret L (McCool) Mendenhall, Jr.
 

A memorial service will be held 11:30 am on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Chaplin Mario Spadaro officiating. 
 

Calling hours will be Friday, July 26, 2019 from 11 am - 12 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.
 

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Alexis K. Martone

 Alexis Katherine Martone, 28, of Hackettstown, New Jersey passed away on Saturday morning, July 20, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends.

Alexis was born on August 1,1990 in Plainfield, NJ.  Daughter to Kristen McGowan and Angelo and Celeste Martone (and their spouses and partners) her sisters, Julianne Martone and Samantha Martone.  She is also survived by grandparents; Sandra McGowan, Ann Davis, Paul and Stephanie Martone, Kenneth Krug and Alice and John Chrobak along with many aunts, uncles and cousins who all provided Alexis with much love and care during her life. 

She was predeceased by her grandfather, Michael McGowan, grandmother, MaryAnn McGowan and grandfather, Joseph G Davis. 

Alexis was a 2008 graduate of Hackettstown High School and a gifted artist.  She was quick to laugh, had an engaging personality and a spark for life that was expressed in her love for her cousins, animals, flowers and the many people she held dear.

Cremation was private and further details have not yet been decided.  With her passing we would like to invite you to join in a Celebration of Life that will be under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  For details, please check back and/or subscribe to updates on the Cochran Funeral Home website. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38501-1942  in the name of Alexis K. Martone.  

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Janet Moss

Hackettstown, NJ:  It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Janet Mills Rutledge Moss announce her passing on June 5, 2019 at Hackettstown Medical Center.  She was 94 years of age. 
Janet was born and raised in Morristown, NJ.  She graduated from Morristown High School class of 1943 and went on to graduate from the Nursing School of Orange Memorial Hospital in 1946.  Janet was an R.N. at Morristown Memorial Hospital before becoming a school nurse at Morristown High School for many years. 
In June of 1949, Janet married Richard A. Rutledge.  After leaving Morristown, they resided in Stephensburg, NJ before his passing in January of 1988.  In fall of 1996, Janet moved to Heath Village where she met and married William Moss in May of 2001.  Over their years together they were active members in the Heath Village community, traveled extensively, and spent many hours hiking in the NJ/PA area before Bill’s passing in April of 2014.  Janet continued to reside and be a very active member within Heath Village until her passing. 
She is survived by her daughters, Kristine Cirule of Flanders and Melissa (Nelson) Cantillo of Roxbury, her grandchildren Timothy (Nancy) Cirule of Rockaway, Julie (Richard) Ivins of Hoboken, Lauren (Michael) Polis of Rockaway, Alex Cantillo (Kara Lewza) of Wharton, and Victoria Cantillo (Kyle Laden) of Madison, as well as her great-granddaughter Grace Ivins.
 A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 14 at 2pm in the Heath Village Auditorium, 430 Schooleys Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Friendship Fund at Heath Village or the Morris Canal Society in honor of Janet.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Jeanne Madden

Jeanne Madden, 55, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on June 3, 2019.
Jeanne is survived by her four siblings, Tom (Albuquerque, NM), John (Powder Springs, GA), Mary (Tacoma, WA) and Tim (Hackettstown, NJ).
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Madden (July 1988), and her mother, Jacqueline Madden (March 2019).
Jeanne was born in New York City and was raised in Oak Ridge, NJ, where she attended Jefferson Township High School. Jeanne loved her career as a nurse and was passionate about caring for dialysis patients. For the past several years, she enjoyed working with patients and her team at the DaVita Renal Center of Succasunna.
Jeanne was a true blue New York Yankee fan and watched their games whenever she could. She loved to travel, with her favorite trips being to Ireland and France.
Jeanne had a beautiful heart and cared for everyone that she met. She loved her family, great friends and three cats.
Services will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 5635 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge, NJ on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265; website: ww5.komen.org.

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Carol L. Mazuryk

 Carol L. Mazuryk, age 71, of Hackettstown formerly of Dover, NJ died Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Carol was born January 14, 1948 in Dover, NJ to the late Alex H.B. and Margaret L. (Sickles) Johnson.  In addition to her parents, Carol is preceded in death by her 2 brothers Harold and Raymond and 2 sisters, Lenora Roe and Mildred Murray. 

Carol was born and raised in Dover, NJ, she graduated from Dover High School Class of 1966.

She was a devoted homemaker, her greatest joy was caring for her children and grandchildren, in addition she enjoyed going on trips to the casinos with her husband.   

She is survived by her devoted husband: Stephen Mazuryk, her 2 daughters, Jennifer Mercer and Husband Shawn, Karen Millstead and husband Jesse, her son, Michael Mazuryk and wife Jessica, her 3 brothers, Alex Johnson and wife Cathie, Jimmy Johnson and wife Natalie,  Eddie Johnson and wife Barbara, a sister, Barbara Frister and husband Robert; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Megan, Kyle, Kayla, Connor, Reagan, Brantley, Austin, Alexis, Aiden, her beloved dog, Heidi and many nieces and nephews.

All services are private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in memory of Carol.

 

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Edwin Mathesius, Jr.

Edwin R. Mathesius  Jr.
Edwin R. Mathesius Jr., 74,   of Independence Township NJ, passed away on April 30, 2019 at home after a long illness.
Edwin was born on December 28, 1944 to Edwin and Evelyn (Peters) Mathesius Sr. and was the eldest of seven children. 
Ed was the owner of Mathesius Construction Company (also known as EAM Construction) and worked in the Hackettstown area for 40+ years building and renovating many homes, which was his passion.    He loved to create custom built homes and was meticulous in his carpentry and workmanship.
He also was a member of the Hackettstown Kiwanis club for a number of years.  Ed was an active member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption for 46 years. 
Ed loved big machines and earth moving equipment and never tired in learning the latest information about any truck that was ever manufactured or ever would be manufactured.  Much to the chagrin of his family, he had a penchant for collecting a wide variety of construction antiquities and more than his fair share of hammers and tape measures. 
Ed had a passion for big projects, big families, and great food, especially if it involved gathering his family together to celebrate life.  He never did anything on a small scale.  His family would never go hungry or ever suffer from a lack of ice cream.  He was bigger and larger than life and will be greatly missed. 
Ed is survived by his devoted wife, Annette (Balbo) Mathesius of fifty years,  whom he loved with great tenderness.  He was the proud father of four: Donna (Jeffrey) Tapp, Denise (Daniel) Swigart, Joseph (Melinda) Mathesius, Melissa (Thomas) Hughes and the proud grandfather of twenty grandchildren. 
A visitation will take place Monday, May 6, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11 am at St Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with his brother, Rev. William P. Mathesius officiating.  Burial will be held at the Pequest Cemetery Great Meadows, NJ.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mathesius family, please mail to Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Robert C. Mabie

Robert C. Mabie, age 81, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, the only child of Agnes and Robert Mabie and step-father Charles "Whitey" Smithling, passed away on Friday March 22 at his home after a lengthy and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
 
He was predeceased by the loves of his life his adoring wife Ethel "Toni" "Goots" Mabie and his son George "Rocky" Robbins.
He is survived by three cousins Linda (Edward) Chermark, Dennis (Kathleen) Dinallo and Jerry (Lucille) Dinallo.
 
A proud veteran of the United States Navy in the 1950's, he was the owner of Whitey's Ice Cream Distributors of Springfield NJ and later of Branchburg, NJ. He also served as a Patrolman for the Hackettstown Police Department in the late 1960's. He was of the Roman Catholic faith, a member of the Knights of Columbus, The American Legion and the Hackettstown Moose. Affectionately known to many by his nicknames "Casey" and "Tex", Bob was a generous man, a great conversationalist and an avid sports fan. He loved his N.Y. Yankees and college basketball- especially Rutgers. He was quick to make friends and loyalty was his calling card. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, enjoyed his company, laughed with him and cried with him.
 
A celebration of his life will be held at The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00am.  Interment will follow at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

In lieu of Flowers, please consider donations to,  St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, in memory of Robert.

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Sylvie D Markowitz

Sylvie D. Markowitz, 55 of Independence Township died Tuesday March 12th at Hackettstown Medical Center. Born in Montreal, Canada she came to this area with her parents as an infant and spent her lifetime here.

 

Sylvie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University and spent her career as a senior food technologist at Symrise AG in Teterboro,NJ.

 

Sylvie loved her family and being a mom. She enjoyed the outdoors and hiking and loved animals, especially her devoted dog, Thor. She was a selfless and giving person always concerned for others.

 

Sylvie is survived by her parents, John and Laurette le Manach, her husband Lance Markowitz, a son Colton Markowitz, a daughter Samantha Markowitz, two brothers, Pierre Manach and Robert Manach and his wife Robyn, two sisters, Lilliane Connaughty and her husband Thomas and Linda Manach. Also surviving are Sisters-In-Law, Aleta Praschak and her husband Phillip and Hope Markowitz, a Brother-In-Law, Devin Markowitz, nieces and nephews, Cinnamon, Andrew, Christine, Naomi, Zennabelle and Tyler as well as many good friends.

 

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840. A funeral service will begin at 7;30 pm on Monday evening during the calling hours.

 

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Independence First Aid Squad P.O. Box 137 Great Meadows, NJ 07838-0137

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Dorothy L. Morley

 Dorothy L Morley, age 89, of Hackettstown formerly of Holmdel, NJ died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Bentley Commons, Paragon Village Assisted Living, Hackettstown, NJ.  Dorothy was born June 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Katherine Seiling.   In addition to her parents Dorothy is preceded in death by her brother, Joseph and her sister, Emily.

She was formerly employed by Keansburg Board of Education, Keansburg, NJ as a Teacher. 

She is survived by her devoted husband, Alfred R. Morley, her four sons, Alfred R. Morley, Jr. and wife Terri, Richard Morley and wife Debbie, Thomas Morley and Fiancée Diane, Peter Morley and wife Mariann, two daughters, Jane Hannah and husband Joseph, Katherine DiSessa and husband Drew, 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and 8 nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family all services are private.

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

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

 

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Brian David Marsh, Sr.

 Brian David Marsh, Sr., age 41, of Columbia formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Kindred Hospital at St. Clare’s, Dover.  Brian was born May 13, 1977 in Newton, NJ. He is the son of Gabrielle (Petruzziello) Marsh and the late Robert Charles Marsh, II. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his father in law, Joseph Solomita.

Brian grew up in Hackettstown, NJ and graduated from Hackettstown High School, Class of 1995.  He was employed by The Beverage Works of Wall, NJ as their Account Manager.  Brian was an avid fisherman and TV buff, he enjoyed watching Game of Thrones, Survivor, Manifest, Hell’s Kitchen and Bates Motel to name a few.  He was a huge Chicago Bears and NY Yankees fan and his favorite band was “Tool”.  He enjoyed spending time with others and was a seasonal worker for Donaldson’s Farm where he drove the hayrides and sold Christmas trees.    

Brian is survived by his devoted wife. Katherine Revere, his cherished son,  Brian David Marsh, Jr.; his loving mother, Gabrielle (Petruzziello) Marsh, his brother, Robert Charles Marsh, III and wife Lori, his sister, Hildeann Uffelman and husband Jon, his nieces and nephews, Raven, Ryon, Joshua, Nicholas, Evan, Christopher, Tyler, Dylan and his mother in law, Rose Solomita.

The funeral service will be held 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 9 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Cremation will be private.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1-5 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, NJ Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 in memory of Brian.

 

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Martin J. Manno, Sr.

 Martin J Manno, Sr., age 95, of Flanders, NJ died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Martin was born January 17, 1924 in Port Morris, NJ to the late James V. and Elizabeth Manno, Sr. 

At the request of the family, a direct burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1 pm
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 high Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Online condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Scott David Matthews

Scott D. Matthews, 57, of Hackettstown, passed away suddenly on Wednesday January 16, 2019. Born in Boonton, NJ on May 13, 1961.

Scott was raised in Wharton and graduated from Morris Hills High School.

Scott was most recently employed as a driver for County Concrete in Oxford.

Scott was a family man who cared deeply for the people around him. He was most proud of his grandchildren.

Predeceased by his father, Ernest F. Matthews and stepfather, Barry D. Crites.

Scott is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years Maggie Kaphon Matthews, his cherished daughters, Emily Matthews and fiancé Nick Nabozny, Angela Matthews and fiancé Tyler Carpenter, along with his treasured grandchildren, Delylah and Greyson. Scott is also survived by his loving mother, Betty J. Heath Crites, his two brothers, Keith and Stephen and his sister, Margo (Gabriel) Otey, along with his uncle, aunts, many nieces, nephews and extended family. 

A memorial visitation will take place Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

A funeral service will take place Saturday, January 26,2019 at 11:00 am, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. 

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

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Frank S Malaska

Surrounded by his family, Frank S. “Buddy” Malaska, 65, passed away at home on December 31, 2018 after a brief illness. He recently returned to Hackettstown after living several years in Florida.

He was preceded in his death by his parents, Joseph F Malaska and Helen (Kowalczuk) Malaska. He is survived by three sisters, Joann Wiltshire and husband Jack, Carol Phillips and husband Nick and Marie Cornish and her husband Don as well as eight nieces, fourteen great nieces and nephews and his beloved pet, Toby.

Prior to returning to New Jersey, Frank worked as a Grounds Keeper at Pasco Hernando College.  He had a great love of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Interment will be private.  Funeral arrangements have been 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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Richard J. MacClellan

Richard J. MacClellan, 55, of Hackettstown, NJ, Passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 14, 2018. Born in Dover, NJ, Richard was the son of the late James & Algre MacClellen. Graveside services at Hackettstown Union Cemetery will be announced in the spring. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Erna M Martin

 
 

ERNA MARIE MARTIN
 
Erna Marie Haake Martin left our world on Friday, December 14, 2018 to go on to her next chapter. She has taught all of us how to love unconditionally, to be a survivor, to be grateful, graceful, faithful and beautiful.
 
Born in 1929, Mom grew up in Ziebingen Germany, she is a Survivor of a Soviet prison camp, who was able to escape with the help of a compassionate Russian woman doctor. She worked diligently to piece her family together after World War II ended - it had changed their world forever. Mom decided she would not let that experience define who she was, and was determined to make the best out of the life she was given. 
 
After the war, Mom worked in a clothing boutique and then for the NCO Club (a non-commissioned officer’s club) in Germany helping with American and German officer relations. This is where she met our Dad as he was stationed in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army. 
 
Lucky for Dad, he spoke German! Our parents fell madly in love, married in 1952 in Weinheim Germany, started a family and made a forever commitment to each other for the next 66 years.
 
After living in the US and Germany, they finally settled on purchasing their first home on Schooley’s Mountain, NJ in 1966.
 
Mom provided a loving home and was an excellent cook, who always chased us out of the kitchen so she could make her creations in peace. Mom made the best rouladen, pastitchen, German potato salad and lemon meringue pies ever!
 
You would never catch Mom without makeup or being dressed up, she made sure she looked like a million bucks everyday. She never met a stranger and made life long friends with so many.
 
Mom loved going to Atlantic City and went several times a year with Ingrid and made a few trips to Las Vegas with family over the years as well.
 
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Marie-Luise and Wilhelm Haake, her 2 siblings Gertrud and Willi Haake, her daughter Nancy Martin, and her 2 grand children Christopher and Dawne Moyer.
 
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Arthur J. Martin , her daughters Ingrid (Sam) Urban, Cindy (Brad) Simmons, two grandsons, Hunter and Landon, her nieces in Germany Gabi (Matthias) Buschel and Petra (Gerd) Martsch, grand niece Toni Marie, grand nephews Johannes and Paul and several great grand nieces and nephews. Mom also “adopted” many of our friends as her children as we grew up, who she held very dear to her heart.
 
Mom loved her family deeply and it showed in everything she did. 
 
Love you to the moon and back!
 
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, NJ. The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Birda Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in German Valley Rural Cemetery, Long Valley.
Calling hours will be Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/ For more information please visit:
www.cochranfuneral.com
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider donation to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or American Heart Association, NJ Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301
 

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Frances H. Miller

Frances H. Miller, 75, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 26, 2018. Born in Norfolk, VA, Frances was the daughter of the late Clarence & Pearl Savercool McConnell. Frances was a life long resident of Hackettstown and a member of the Hackettstown Baptist Church. Frances is survived by many nieces and nephews along with one sister, Irene Lance of Tucson, Arizona. She was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Lake & Juanita Gibbs. A private graveside service will be held at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Joseph L. Mancini

Joseph L. Mancini, 95, of Andover, NJ passed into eternal life on October 23, 2018.
Joseph received his sacraments through the Roman Catholic Church and was a lifelong disciple of Christ Jesus. He resided in Brooklyn, NY then journeyed to Wayne, NJ and was married to Hazel Russell in 1991 eventually moving to Andover in 2013 where he became a parishioner at the Good Shepherd R.C. Church.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Hazel Mancini of over 30 years and surviving are his stepchildren, William, Clifford, Curtis and Lauren,10 loving grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Joseph joined the Navy during World II and served honorably in the Pacific Theater as a Quartermaster First Class and after his discharge, worked for the NY court system his entire career.  Joseph loved a good laugh and was always ready with joke, Wood Eye, Wood Eye, was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, loved horse racing at the Meadowlands Caribbean poker at the Casino, and was lifelong NY Mets Fan enjoying the game of baseball more than most.
He was a kind and faith driven person who cared deeply for his wife and family.

Visiting will be Friday October 26th at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ from 4-8 pm with a Funeral Mass on Saturday October 27, 2018 at 10:30 am at Good Shepherd R.C. Church. Please meet at church, interment to follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery, located on Airport Road in Green Township. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Good Shepherd R.C. Church in Andover NJ. or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Mary Ann J. Manno Vinciguerra

 Mary Ann J Manno Vinciguerra, age 84, of Hackettstown died Monday, October 1, 2018 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Mary Ann was born March 2, 1934 in Newark, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Philip and the late Helen (LaVanco) Manno.  She married Anthony Vinciguerra. 


She is survived by her husband, Anthony Vinciguerra of Panther Valley, Hackettstown, NJ, one son John Vinciguerra of Margaretville, NY, one daughter Ann Vinciguerra, and her partner Mike Best of Bozeman, MT,  one sister, Helen Conlon of Petersburg, TN, one brother Fort Manno of Montclair, NJ.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840. 


A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, 48 Tranquility Road, Andover, NJ. 


Calling hours will be Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4-8pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so atwww.cochranfuneral.com   

For those desiring donations may be made to: Doctors without Borders USA, 40 Rector Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006 in memory of Mary Ann.

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Miriam C. Mayer

 Miriam C. Mayer, age 86, of Hackettstown formerly of South Orange, NJ died Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Kindred Hospital at St. Clares, Dover, NJ.  Miriam was born December 21, 1931 in New York City, NY. She is the daughter of the late Harry D. and Miriam (Hoffman) Comer.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Jacob and a sister Carolyn. 

She was previously employed by American Red Cross, Fairfield, NJ as a Bookbinder retiring several years ago. Miriam was a very involved parishioner of the South Orange Valsburg United Methodist Church before moving to Hackettstown where she attended Trinity United Methodist Church.  She had a great passion for learning, loved music and singing in the church choir, adored animals, was an avid reader and enjoyed watching Jeopardy and cooking shows.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Elisabeth Mayer, 2 brothers, Harry Comer and wife Lynn, Charles Comer and wife Nancy, 2 sisters, Marguerite Jansen, Janet Bryars and her life partner Jon R. Ayers, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Debra A. De Vos officiating.  Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, the ASPCA or to the American Red Cross in memory of Miriam.

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Mary C. McAteer

 Mary C. “Kay” McAteer, age 99, of Hackettstown formerly of Elmwood Park, NJ died Friday, September 14, 2018 at home.  Ms. McAteer was born December 17, 1918 in Paterson, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Philip and Catherine (Lindsay) Bender.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John G. McAteer, her two brothers, Philip and James Bender and her son-in-law, Robert Slattery. 

Mary was a devoted homemaker, who enjoyed cooking especially baking, like to needlepoint and was an avid reader. Most of all she loved spending time with her devoted family.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Marianne C Slattery, adoring son, Gerald M. McAteer and wife Jill, 7 grandchildren, Richard Gundersdorf and wife Pauline, Michael Gundersdorf and wife Lauren, Paul Gundersdorf, Meghan Fiske and husband Scott, Gerald McAteer, Jr., and  wife Beth, Erin McAteer, Jonathan McAteer, 9 great grandchildren, Katy, Emma, Scott, Paul, Jordyn, Michael, Luke, Patrick and Maggie.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19 at Church Of The Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Wednesday, September 19, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

For those desiring donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Bldg. B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871 in memory of Mary.

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Malinda G. Mattar

Malinda G. Mattar, 24, of Independence Township, passed away at home on Monday, August 27, 2018. Born in Hackettstown, NJ, Malinda was the daughter of Mattar & Linda Ross Mattar. In addition to her mother and father, Malinda is survived by one brother, John Greenaway of Hackettstown; Two sisters, Michelle Mattar of Washington State & Heather Greenaway of Hackettstown. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Thursday, August 30, 2018 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 Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please consider donating to The Sunrise House Treatment Center, 37 Sunset Inn Road, Lafayette, NJ, 07848 or www.sunrisehouse.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Judith M. Melbarde

 
Judith M. Melbarde, age 71 died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Kindred Hospital.  Judith was born August 30, 1946 in Newton, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Dalson and the late Marjory (Kimble) Smith. 

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Vreeland and her Husband Jeff, two sisters, Beverly Slayton, and Sally Gibbs.  She is also survived by two grandchildren, Andrew Vreeland, and Kathryn Vreeland.    

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows on Thursday, August 9 at 11:00 am.
Calling hours will be Thursday, August 9 from 9am-10am 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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Michael Vito Manno

 Michael Vito Manno, 56, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Hackettstown, passed peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018 after a tragic accident.  Michael was born in Newton Hospital (NJ) on December 2, 1961.  He was the son of the late Helene Gawdun (1962) and the late Fortunato Manno (1977).  He was also preceded in death by his mom, Sandra Cudney Manno, (2012). 

Mike grew up on East Baldwin Street in Hackettstown. He was a 1980 graduate of Hackettstown High School where he played both football and basketball.  He graduated from Paul Smith College in New York State in 1984, majoring in forestry and surveying.
 
He later moved to Utah where he met the love of his life, JoAnn Nichols.  Together they moved to Arizona and then on to Texas.  Mike worked next to his wife JoAnn, at Desert Steel Co., Inc., their company based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, which installs reinforcing steel and post-tensioning for large commercial, industrial, and heavy construction projects.    The company has been responsible for many Texas projects including the New Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Headquarters, The Rangers Ball Park in Arlington, two Dallas Convention Center expansions, Airport terminals, hangars, and parking garages at DFW International Airport, Southwest Airlines Love Field, Austin Bergstrom and San Antonio Airports.  Since 1990 their company has constructed multiple headquarters buildings, hotels, high rise residential living condominiums, hospitals, clinics, schools, water treatment plants, pipeline work, highway, and multi-use facilities across the State.
 
Mike loved the Dallas Stars of NFL hockey, golfing, boating, Jimmy Buffet music, his toes in the sand, laughter, and smoking a good cigar.  He was always joking around, had stories to tell, and lived life to the fullest.  Mike’s great passion was his love of dogs.  He had a soft spot in his heart for the abandoned and neglected dogs who were in high kill shelters and on death row.  Around his work at Desert Steel, Michael and his crew volunteered at Harleys Angels Sanctuary in Florence, Texas, a nonprofit organization for rescued dogs deemed unadoptable due to temperament, age, or breed.  Mike and his men constructed cottages and runs for the dogs and found like minded people from the other construction trades to help.   Mike fostered for Rescues located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, the Midwest and on the West Coast and helped so many dogs go on to find their forever homes.  Along with his ongoing commitment to Harleys Angels Sanctuary, Mike would pick up shelter dogs, transport, vet, and volunteer for numerous other Rescues as well. 
  
In addition to his wife of 36 years, JoAnn, Mike is survived by his brother Jim (Diane) Manno of Hackettstown, NJ and his sisters, Ann (Paul) Greszczak of Hackettstown, Chris (Michael) Anzalone of Blairsville, Georgia.  and by his brothers-in-law, Jack (Barbara) Scanlon, Post Falls, Idaho, Jeff (Rhonda) Scanlon, Liberty Lake Washington, Wayne (Linda) Scanlon, Fort Worth, Texas and sister-in-law Kathleen (Richard) Zobell, Warrenton, Oregon.
 
“Uncle Mike” is also survived by his nieces and nephews John, (Amy) McConnell, Dawn, (Mike) Simonetta, Bethany Manno, Diane Manno, Teri (Matt) McClure, Lori (Dan) Greszczak, Charles (Casey) Merrell, Elizabeth (Joseph) Christian,  Andrea Rachelle (Dereck) Lorico, Alexandra (Zach) Phillips, Alan Scanlon, Michelle (Fabian) Scanlon, Jennifer (Aaron) Vidal, and Nicole (John) South, and also great nieces and nephews, JB, Moria, Michael, Jared, Ben, Ty, Madison, Alana, Talon, Mathew, Olivia, Carson, Cameron, Gabe, Adam, Jake, Jeremiah, and Marie.
 
Michael also left numerous friends both in Hackettstown and throughout Texas, especially Clint Campbell and Guadalupe Villarreal who were very close to him and are feeling the heavy pain of loss.  The family wishes to thank all of Mike’s friends for their kindness, support and prayers during this time.
 
A Mass of Remembrance will be held at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, East Springtown Rd., Long Valley, on Saturday, July 28th at 7 pm.  A celebration of Mike’s life, Jimmy Buffet style, will follow at the Columbus Club, Liberty Street in Hackettstown.
 
Donations in Mike’s memory may be made to Harleys Angels Sanctuary Rescue, 6170 Highway 138, Florence, Texas  76527  https://harleysangelssanctuary.org or Facebook      https://www.facebook.com/Harleysangelssanctuary/                                                             
 

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Elizabeth N. Myers


Elizabeth N Myers, age 98, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

She was the beloved wife of the late Walter L. Myers and the daughter of the late Benjamin and Hilda (Nehring) Boonstra.

She was born in Paterson, NJ, but lived in Wayne, NJ most of her life. She currently resided at the House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by brothers, Rudolph Boonstra and Arnold Boonstra and a sister Violet Feltz.

She graduated from Central High School, Paterson, NJ. She also graduated from the Hawthorne Gospel Church Evening Bible School. She worked for Weny Bros. & Storms Co., New York Life Ins. Co and Citizens Trust Co., Paterson, NJ

She was a member of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Paterson, NJ and served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Ladies Missionary Fellowship. She also attended the Hawthorne Gospel Church, Hawthorne, NJ.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Friday, June 22 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Harry Stoliker officiating.  Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa on Friday, June 22 at 2:00 pm.

Calling hours will be Friday, June 22 from 10 am - 11am at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse
P.O. Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607-3000

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, Please visit www.cochranfuneral.com, to leave online condolences.
 

 
 
 
 

 

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Meta Moloney

Meta Moloney age 78 died June 12, 2018 in Hackettstown NJ.  A memorial service will be held at Colonial Manor on Monday July 2, 2018, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Panther Valley, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  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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Vera N. McKenna

 Vera N. McKenna, age 84, of Hackettstown died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at home.  Mrs. McKenna was born January 10, 1934 in Liverpool, England. She was the daughter of the late George and Winifred (Noble) Hetherington.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth and a sister, Joyce Kidman.

She was previously employed by Alfred H. Knight, Pompton Lakes, NJ as a Bookkeeper. 

She is survived by her daughter, Jane Youds and husband David, her son, Neil McKenna and wife Gayle, 3 grandchildren, Thomas, Sarah and Andrew.

All services were private.

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Robert J. Marino

Robert J. Marino, age 72, of Hackettstown died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at home. Robert was born August 1, 1945 in Bronx, NY. He is the son of the late Joseph and Alice (Schemmer) Marino. He married Diane Abbruscato. Robert proudly served in the Marine Corps during the the Vietnam war from 1964 to 1965. He was a retired Tractor Trailer Driver and also worked in Iraq during the Iraq War transporting equipment and supplies to the military. Robert is survived by his wife: Diane (Abbruscato) Marino , two sons: Richard Rumbello and Robert Marino, one daughter: Michelle Jones, three beautiful grandchildren: Trevor, Anthony and Shawn.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Friday, January 26 at St. Mary's, Church of the Assumption, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating. Family and friends can meet at the Cochran Funeral home Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00 am and follow to the Church. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com

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James R. McCormack

James R McCormack, age 86 died Friday, January 12, 2018.  Mr. McCormack was born November 21, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late Timothy and the late Hyacinth (Grossmann) McCormack. 

He was employed by Local Union 25 as a sheet metal worker. 

He is survived by one daughter, Diane Wagner, one son, Robert McCormack and his wife Lucille, two granddaughters, Caitlyn and Breanne McCormack, one brother, William McCormack and his wife Joan, and his former wife Charlotte McCormack.     

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Peter & Paul Church, 360 US-46, Great Meadows, N.J. with Father Gregory officiating.  Cremation will be private. 

Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 4:00pm -8:00pm 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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Sarah P. Murray

 Sarah P. Murray, age 81, of Long Valley, NJ died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ.  Mrs. Murray was born March 31, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ. She was the daughter of the late George and Ann (Boyle) Waddleton.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dennis Murray, April 1983, her cherished daughter, Linda Bononno, November 30, 2006, her dear grandson, Shayne Murray, October 2012, her siblings, Rose McQuillan, Kathleen Cook, MaryAnn Jencarelli, Richard, George and Daniel Waddleton.

Sarah was a devoted homemaker, who enjoyed her time with her loving family and friends but especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren.  She was a former member of Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Long Valley, NJ and the 50+ Club, Chester, NJ.  Sarah was an avid reader, liked crossword puzzles and loved to watch sporting events, specifically basketball. 

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Marcy and husband Eric, her 2 sons, Daniel Murray and wife Betsy, Dennis Murray, her son In law, Michael Bononno, 2 sisters, June Tuohy, Bernadette Stoebling and husband Frank,  sister in law, Alec Waddleton, sister in law, Patricia and husband Bob Farrell, sister in law Margaret and husband Bruce Renz, 9 Grandchildren; Jessica Murray, Brett Bononno, Brent Murray,  Alexa Murray, Eric Marcy, Jr., Grace Bononno, Taegan Murray, Kaiya Murray and Maggie Murray.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Friday January 5, 2018 from 2-6 pm.  Services will be held at 5:15 pm also at the funeral home on Friday.

Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery at a later date.

For those desiring, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to the Long Valley First Aide Squad, P.O. box 521, Long Valley, NJ 07853 in memory of Sarah.

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Wayne Mason Marks

 Wayne Mason Marks, 89, of Long Valley, NJ passed away Sunday afternoon, December 3, 2017. He had been a resident of his beloved Long Valley for over 40 years. 

 
Wayne was born in Chicago, IL on May 7, 1928. He was raised in Lawrenceburg, where he attended Lawrenceburg High School, and Wabash, Indiana. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corp and USAF, Training Command, San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Business Management in 1953. He was also a graduate of the Westinghouse Graduate Student program in Electrical Engineering and the Westinghouse Manufacturing Program. He retired after 35 years of service with Westinghouse Electrical Corporation, Elevator Company, where he was Manager of Tax Accounting, receiving many accolades. After retirement, Wayne worked for two years as a Systems Consultant for Schindler Elevator Company. Wayne lived in San Antonio, TX, Pittsburgh, PA, Lima, OH, Somerset, NJ, and finally Long Valley, NJ.  Wayne was a member of Somerset Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee and elder. He was also a member of the BPO Elks #54 of Lima, OH, American Legion Post 342 of Chester, NJ, Garden State Postcard Club, American Philatelic Society, Hackettstown Coin Club, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) New Jersey Society, Washington Township Historical Society serving as a Trustee and Recording Secretary, and Photographer, Hackettstown Historical Society, Washington Township Veterans Association as Vice Commander, and served on the Washington Township Senior Citizen Advisory Council as Chairperson. He was nominated for Senior Citizen of the Year in 1997 by St. Luke’s Church. Wayne was known far and wide as an avid collector of military memorabilia, as well as a dealer in antiques, collectibles, stamps, and postcards.   He shared his passion as a public speaker and historian, giving presentations on postcards, paper ephemera, history, and fluorescent mineral rocks to area schools, historical societies of Washington Township, Hackettstown, Mt. Olive, and Chester, as well as the Lion’s Club. Wayne is survived by his loving daughter Sherrie L. Marks, The Villages, FL and a son Barry W. Marks, San Francisco, CA, granddaughter, Kimhawn Grace Marks, Bangkok, Thialand, sister-in-law Louise Marks, Tampa, FL, nephew Greg Marks (Sally), Leesburg, FL and children. Paula (Len) Hollihan, Deerfield Beach, FL and children, niece Cheryl Traines (Mark), Buckeye, AZ, and children, Daniel Paul (Maita) Marks, Honolulu, HI.  He was predeceased by his parents Paul H. Marks, and Hildreth Mason Marks, and his brother Lt. Col. Paul H. Marks, Jr. 
Wayne will be missed most by his daughter Sherrie, who for her, was her everything and the best Father in the world. 

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4-6 pm with services beginning at 6 pm.

Burial will be held on Friday, December 8, 2016 at 10 am at the German Valley Cemetery, 80 Coleman Road, Long Valley, NJ
 

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Emiliano "Emil" Augusto Mazzarella

Emiliano Agusto Mazzarella "Emil" , 86, of Hackettstown formerly of East Orange and Newark, NJ died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at home.  Son of the Late Carmen and Olga "Elettra" (Sorrentini) Mazzarella.
 

Emil graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ class of 1952.  He continued his education, obtaining his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1958 (Newark College of Engineering is now widely known as NJIT).

  He started his career at Western Electric in 1954 after proudly serving as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War.  Emil worked his entire career with Western Electric, AT&T and then Lucent Technologies where he retired from in 1996.

 He enjoyed to tinker with anything electrical, loved building and fixing things.  In addition, he was an avid traveler once he retired.  Emil was devoted to his faith, his parents and was a generous philanthropist.

He is survived by his cousins, Elayne Theriault, Ariel Genovese, Maryann Wysor and husband Andy, his friend, Judy Margoli and her children, Jake, Rachel and Joshua Weiss. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2-4 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary;s Church of the Assumption, High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10 am. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ

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

Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Irene Anna Mazanek

Irene Anna Mazanek, 93, of Vienna, New Jersey, died on September 11, 2017 at Warren Haven Nursing
Home in Oxford after a long illness. Irene was born on May 25, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey. She was the
daughter of the late Stanislaus Bukowski and Stefania "Estelle" Samel Bukowski.

Because of the difficult times in the United States during the Great Depression, when she was 4 years
old, her parents sent Irene and her brother Stanley, along with her cousins Zita and Freddy, to Poland to
live with relatives. Since they were US citizens, they were able to return to the US just months before
the occupation of Poland and the outbreak of WWII. Upon her return, Irene spoke only Polish.

Irene was an extremely talented seamstress. She had a business called "Slipcovers by Irene" for many
years and made custom slipcovers, drapes, and curtains. Her sewing was a lifelong hobby and she made
almost all her own clothes. She was also an outstanding cook. Her family and their friends often
enjoyed her traditional Polish dishes.

She enjoyed spending time and traveling with her friends and visited Poland in 1993. She liked bingo,
occasional casino trips, and dancing the Polka any chance she could.

Irene worked at Bates Manufacturing as a customer service representative until her retirement in 1990.

Prior to the onset of her illness, she was a member of Saint Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in
Great Meadows.

Irene is survived by her son Edward "Jan" and Sandy Morris of Athens, Tennessee, her son Steven and
his wife Karen of Hackettstown, and her son Gregory of Vienna. She has two grandchildren, Meredith of
Nashville, TN and Elizabeth of Etowah, TN.

She is predeceased by her husband Ed, who passed in 1982.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4-8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. At the request of the family the burial is private.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Colonial Manor and Warren Haven for the excellent
and loving care they provided Irene during her long illness.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 in memory of Irene.

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Patrick Dennis McClune

Patrick Dennis McClune passed away on Monday August 14, at his home in Great Meadows, NJ.  He was 72.

Born on December 30, 1944 in PittsburgPennsylvania, he was the son of Earl Franklin McClune and Madaline Hill McClune.  He graduated from BucknellUniversity in 1967 and then served as an officer in the Army Corp of Engineers during the Vietnam War in Thailand

Patrick met his wife, Linda while operating The Antlers Lodge in the Poconos and working as a part time ski instructor.  He was later employed by the Parsippany Hilton followed by Lowes Glenpointe Hotel as the food and beverage director prior to owning and running Pressed 4 Time Mobile Dry Cleaning.  During that time he created and built his current business Horse Duds and Suds Equine Laundry in Hackettstown, NJ which he enthusiastically operated until his death. 

Patrick had a passion for skiing, tennis, and most recently Porsche cars.  He was an active member of the Porsche Club of America and enjoyed performance driving at racetracks throughout the country.  His best times were spent enjoying good food, great wine, and laughs with his family, friends, and most importantly children and grandchildren. He is a member of TrinityChurch in Hackettstown.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Linda Keister McClune; his mother-in-law, Hope Keister, sons and daughter in-laws, Michael and Lidia McClune of Playa Vista, CA; Ryan and Heidi McClune of San Diego, CA; daughter and son-in law Ashley and Matthew Cousineau of Lebanon, NJ; and grandchildren Maxim and Maya McClune; Quinlan McClune, and Hope Cousineau.

Visitation will be at TrinityUnitedMethodistChurch in Hackettstown, NJ on Thursday August 17th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  A memorial service will also be held at Trinity on Friday August 18th at 11:00 am followed immediately by a reception at the Independence Fire House, 24 Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the TrinityUnitedMethodistChurch, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ07840.

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Herbert Moulder

 Herbert Moulder, age 82, of Great Meadows, NJ formerly of New Carlisle, OH died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ.  Herbert was born April 25, 1935 in Clinton, MO. He is the son of the late Herbert Moulder and Mary E (Linn) Timms and step father, Bud Timms.   

He proudly served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1958.  He was previously employed by Dap Paint Factory, Tipp City, OH.  Herbert enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and was always tinkering and fixing things for his friends and family.  In addition, Herb was a former member of the Masonic Temple, New Carlisle, OH. 

He is survived by his devoted wife, Phyllis (Belcher) Moulder, loving daughter, Kimberly Brooks and husband Thomas,  a brother, Randy Moulder, a sister, Marilyn Moulder, four cherished granddaughters, Megan, Kateri, Mairi and Sarah Brooks.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 from 2-6 pm with services beginning at 4pm.

For those desiring donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 in memory of Herbert.

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Elizabeth Helen Meyer

 Elizabeth Helen Meyer, age 89, of Hackettstown, NJ died Friday, June 30, 2017 at home.  Elizabeth was born February 12, 1928 in New York, NY. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Tobin) Kenny. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Meyer in 2016, her 2 brothers Patrick and Terence Kenny, 2 sisters Frances Chadwick and Beatrice Shaughnessy. 

She was previously employed by Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in their Building Department.  Elizabeth was a devoted catholic who was a former member of both Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church and St. Mark’s the Evangelist Church both of Long Valley, NJ.  She was a former member of the Our Lady of the Mountain Rosary Society and Choir and she also taught CCD.  Elizabeth enjoyed gardening loved to cook for her family, was an avid reader and adored listening to Irish music.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Jane McKenna and husband Dennis, her son, John Meyer and wife Linda, 6 grandchildren, Mary Jane DeMeo and husband John, Tara Ann Midili and husband Thomas, Dennis J. McKenna, Jr. and wife Vilma, Blaine John McKenna, Jackson Meyer, Dana Meyer, 6 great grandchildren, Samantha, Olivia, Daniel, Alyssa, Ryan and Jonathon, a sister, Mary McKay and husband Harold, many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Friday, July 7 at St. Marks Parish, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ.  Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Long Valley following the mass.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, 59 Spring Street, Long Valley, NJ 07853 in memory of Elizabeth.

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Sarah E. Miller

 Sarah E. Miller, age 83, of Oxford, NJ died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Oxford, NJ.  Sarah was born July 9, 1933 in Nanticoke, PA. She was the daughter of the late George and Sophie M (Millener) Ruck. 

She was previously employed by Centenary College as a Secretary.  Sarah enjoyed collecting Teddy bears and bird watching.

She is survived by her husband: Frederick J. Miller, 2 sons: Robert G. Miller and his wife Kathleen and Dennis Miller, 2 brothers; James Ruck and Harold Ruck, 1 sister; Nancy Keeck and her husband Walter, 4 grandchildren; Matthew Miller and wife Melissa, Kristyn Sbriscia and her husband David, Jennifer Miller, Bobbi Jo Hopstetter and her husband Ronnie, 3 great grandchildren; Chase Miller, Jolene and Alaina Hopstetter.

The funeral service will be held 8:00 pm on Monday, July 3 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Cremation private. 

Burial of Ashes will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown at a later date.

Visitation will be Monday, July 3 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Denis J. Mulvaney

 Denis J Mulvaney, 60 of Hope, NJ died Sunday at Pocono Medical Center in Stroudsburg, PA.
Born in Newark, NJ he is a son of Joan (Bailey) Mulvaney and the late Robert Mulvaney.
Denis was a HVAC engineer with CBRE in Jersey city. A man who loved his family and friends,
Denis was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being out on his boat fishing in the ocean.
In addition to his mother, Denis is survived by his wife Mary (Simila) Mulvaney, four sons, Ryan, Dustin, Sean and Darrin Mulvaney and three brothers, Mark, Timothy and Patrick Mulvaney.
Friends may call at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown on Saturday June 24th from 2 until 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers a donation in his memory to the American Heart Association PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005
would be greatly appreciated.

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Bernard T. Monahan

 Bernard T. Monahan, age 85, a longtime resident of Washington Township NJ died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Forest Manor Health Care Ctr. of Hope, NJ.  Bernard was born July 2, 1931 in Scranton, PA. He is the son of the late Thomas and Gertrude (English) Monahan.  In addition to his parents Bernard is preceded in death by his wife Anna Mae (Desiati) in 2009. 

Bernard served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.  He was formerly employed by West Morris Regional Board Of Education as a School Bus Driver. Prior to that he owned and operated Monahan Realty along with his wife Anna.  He was a former member of the Chester Lions Club, Chester, NJ and he enjoyed watching baseball and football.

He is survived by his loving son, Patrick Monahan and wife Amy and cherished granddaughter, Jaclyn Monahan.

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Wednesday June 14, 2017 from 3-8 pm with funeral services beginning at 8 pm.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Long Valley First Aide Squad, P.O. Box 1111, Long Valley, NJ  07853 in memory of Bernard.

 

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Richard Myers

 Richard Myers, Sr., of Hackettstown NJ passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 77. Richard was born November 3, 1939 in Passaic, NJ to the late Edward and the late Adriana (Van Gurp) Myers.


He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rose (Harman) Myers. He was the proud father of one son and three daughters; son Richard Myers, Jr., and fiancé Joanne DeFelice; daughter Sharon Adams and husband Jim; daughter Joan Reif and husband Peter; daughter Michelle Lewis and husband Vernon. Richard had one brother Bruce and his wife Carol Myers; three sisters; Barbara Christensen; Patricia Keller and husband Kenneth; Sue Fallone and husband Jim. He is also survived by seven Grandchildren whom he cherished and adored.

Always available to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors, Richard was an active member in many local organizations. He was the past president and a lifetime member of the Tri-County Fire Company. He served on the Mansfield Township Planning Board as well as the Hackettstown Union Cemetery Committee. He was the Owner\Operator of Myers Exxon in Hackettstown, NJ for over 23 years. He finished his career at Verizon Communications.

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. The funeral will immediately follow at 12:00 Noon. Burial will be private at the request of the family. Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so atwww.cochranfuneral.com/.

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Joseph J. Moore, Sr.

 Joseph J. Moore, Sr., age 93, of Hackettstown, NJ formerly of New York City and Queens, NY died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at House of Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ.  Joe was born July 1, 1923 in New York City, NY. He was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Ritomsky) Moore.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene (Barry) Moore in 1993.

He served proudly in the US Army during WWII from 1943 to 1946.  He retired from Frank B. Hall & Co., New York City, NY as an Insurance Underwriter after many years of service.  Joe grew up on the Upper East Side, went to St. Joseph’s School and was a member of St. Joseph’s Church.  He enjoyed playing golf with friends, playing Trivia games and listening to music.  Joe was known for his great sense of humor and one liners. 

Joe is survived by his devoted daughter, Elizabeth Hurley, his son, Joseph Moore, Jr. and wife Fay, 4 cherished grandsons, Brian, Patrick, Denis and Spencer.

Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Blvd., Calverton (Long Island), NY on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12 Noon.

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Nancy Covert Molloy

 Nancy Covert Molloy died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on the evening of Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ. She was 88. She was much beloved and will be greatly missed.

She was born on July 6, 1928 in New Rochelle, NY. She was the daughter of the late Stanley Burton and Dorothy Jones Covert.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband Bruce Garrett Molloy, her brother, Stanley Burton Covert, Jr., and her cousins James Dunning Covert II, and Suzanne Clauser.

Nancy grew up in Larchmont, NY, swam and sailed in the Long Island Sound, and graduated from college at Southern Seminary in Virginia. Summers were spent at the family’s house in Weld, Maine where she found her lifelong love of nature which included gardening, fishing, bird watching and just being a part of the great outdoors.

She and her husband Bruce had previously lived in Mountain Lakes, NJ, Deerfield, Illinois, and Orangeville, Ontario.  Following her husband’s career on Wall Street, they opened two restaurants, The Essex County Soup Emporium in Montclair, NJ, and The Soup Emporium in the train station of Mountain Lakes, NJ. Both restaurants were very successful and were known for their bistro style entrees, and freshly baked popovers. She also worked with the Candy Stripers, a hospital volunteer group in Illinois, and the New Jersey Blood Bank, in Parsippany, NJ. 

Nancy loved being with her family, and she greatly cherished holidays and special occasions. The compassionate and loving caregivers at Heath Village and the Church of the Messiah also became like family to her, and many commented on her sweet and kind disposition, and her enduring grace.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Susan Simpson Molloy, Cathy Ann Molloy, 1 son, Bruce Garrett Molloy and wife Corinne, 3 grandchildren Peter Garrett Coombs and wife Hediyeh, Sarah Elizabeth Coombs, Mariana Christiane Molloy, and 2 great grandchildren, Mina and Garrett Coombs.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Messiah, 50 State Rt. 24, Chester, NJ 07930 on Saturday, February 11, at 2pm, with a reception afterwards.

For those desiring, donations may be made to the Friendship Fund, Heath Village, 430 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, or to the Church of the Messiah Episcopal, 50 State Rt. 24, Chester, NJ 07930 in memory of Nancy Covert Molloy.

Godspeed to Heaven Nancy Covert Molloy, and know that you will always be with us.

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Josephine Mutter

 Josephine Mutter, age 97, of Hackettstown formerly of Teaneck, NJ died Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Forest Manor Health Care Center, Hope, NJ.  Josephine was born February 12, 1919 in Teaneck, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Messina) Zitelli.  Josephine is preceded in death by her husband Alfred Mutter. 

She was previously employed by Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ as a Registered Nurse in their Labor and Delivery unit for 15 years before retiring.  Josephine was a member of the Holy Name Hospital Auxiliary where she worked prior to Hackettstown, she was a loving and devoted mother to her 3 cherished children.

She is survived by her daughter Marie Cappuccio, 2 sons, Alfred Mutter Jr., Joseph Mutter and his fie Anne, 2 sisters, Claire Graziano, Helen Piper, 2 grandchildren, Frank, III and Roseanna.

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Mary Ellen Elizabeth McVeigh

 Mary Ellen Elizabeth (Delaney) McVeigh, age 83, of Hackettstown, NJ, formerly of Hainesville, NJ, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016.

 
Born in Waterbury, Connecticut on February 7, 1933, Mary Ellen was the daughter of the late James and Helen (Burns) Delaney. In addition to her parents, Mary Ellen is predeceased by her beloved husband Charles McVeigh of nearly 50 years, by her son Mark Thomas McVeigh and by her sister Margarette Delaney Holda.
 
Mary Ellen worked at Selected Risks Insurance Agency in Branchville, NJ as a clerk for several years in her early married life and then was a homemaker for most of her life. She volunteered for the Delaware Valley United Methodist Church with many of their fundraising dinners. Mary Ellen enjoyed crocheting blankets for her family, friends and neighbors. Mary Ellen and Charles always made time for friends, neighbors and family.  Their door was always open to anyone to stop by and sit a spell.
 
Surviving family members include her son Carlton McVeigh and wife, Valerie of Fort Myers, Florida; her daughter, Wanda Bazur of Hackettstown, NJ; five grandchildren: Christopher Bazur; Beth Andrews and her husband Justin; Matthew Bazur; John McVeigh and his wife, Holli; Brenna Weaver and her husband, Troy; and two great-grandsons, Shawn and Luke Andrews.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mansfield Emergency Medical Services, 301 Airport Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004 , or to any US Veterans organization.
 
A private celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Olga McFall

 Olga McFall, age 95, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Heath Village, Hackettstown.  Mrs. McFall was born February 1, 1921 in Newburgh, NY. She is the daughter of the late Anthony and Julia (Campilii) DiDomizio.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Christie McFall in 1995 and 11 brothers and sisters. 

She was previously employed by George Mason University, Fairfax, VA as the Supervisor of the Administrative Staff for many years before moving to NJ.  Olga was an avid reader, enjoyed watching movies, cooking and baking.  Knitting was her passion and being a devoted loving homemaker was her life’s work.

She is survived by 2 dedicated sons; Glenn McFall, Ralph McFall and wife Maria Helena, 1 step grandson; Bruno Kubrusly, many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 10th at the Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, 1490 County Road 517, Hackettstown, NJ with Pastor Ninabeth Metcalf officiating.  Entombment will be in Newton Cemetery, Newton following services.

Visiting hours will be Saturday, December 10th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  

 Donations may be made to County of Morris Nutrition Program, P.O. Box 900 Morristown, N.J. 07963-0900.  

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Joseph Kevin Molloy

Joseph Kevin Molloy, from Hackettstown, NJ, died Sunday November 27th.  He was 84 years old.

Kevin was born Sept. 20, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ, and attended St. Aloysius H.S. He Graduated from Seton Hall University.

Kevin entered the army reserves during college, and attained the rank of Major.  He led a very active life, living in many countries in Africa and Europe while working for Esso and Phillip Morris.  He joined Allstate when he returned to the states, and retired from there as a top ranked salesman.  Kevin was a lifelong stock investor, and enjoyed following the markets on a daily basis.  He was heavily involved in Rotary and other charitable activities in the Hackettstown area, and was an avid golfer.

He is predeceased by his parents, Anne and Edward, his wife Georgette, brothers Francis and Edward, and a sister Eileen.  He is survived by his sister Annette Cavallini and her husband Bill, a sister-in-law Margaret Molloy, a niece Peggy Molloy Schwartz, nephews Chris Molloy, Frank Molloy, Kevin Molloy, and Kevin Cavallini, step children Richard, Ronald and Dawn Eichhorn, and grandson Andrei Eichhorn.

Calling hours are from 10am to 1pm on Saturday December 3rd, at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  A service will immediately follow.  Entombment will be at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County, www.Dasacc.org, in memory of Kevin and Georgette Molloy. 

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Lawrence Muscat

 Lawrence Muscat, age 91, of New York, NY died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care, New York, NY.  Lawrence was born August 10, 1925 in Mellieha, Malta. He is the son of the late Paula Muscat.  Lawrence was predeceased by his wife, Rosemarie on February 22, 2016. 

Lawrence was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He served in the British military during World War II and was a member of the Maltese Club in Manhattan, NY.

He is survived by his loving son; Lawrence Muscat and his wife Karen, a grandson; Lawrence W. Muscat and his wife Justine.

All services are private. 

For those desiring donations may be made to the; Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Denville, NJ  07834 in memory of Lawrence.

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William G. Murphy

William G. Murphy, 68, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Born October 2, 1948 in Newark, NJ, William was the son of the late William & Lillian Murphy.
 
Mr. Murphy and his beloved wife, Janet Vreeland Murphy have lived in Ephrata for two months coming from Hackettstown, NJ where they had lived for over 40 years. William proudly served his country in the United States Army. Retired for several years, he had worked in the automotive glass industry for Bloomfield Glass, Bloomfield, NJ and retired as the office manager.

In addition to his loving wife Janet, he is survived by three sons, William B. Murphy of Nottingham, MD; Ryan M. Murphy and his wife Patricia of Reston, VA; Mark E. Murphy of Ephrata, PA. One sister, Laurie Blundell of Blairstown, NJ. He was predeceased by a sister, Linda Rusticus.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral services will be Friday at 12 noon with a two hour visitation prior to services from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Elizabeth Mendenhall

Elizabeth Mendenhall of Hackettstown died Friday, October 14, 2016. Elizabeth was born September 2, 1920 in New York, NY. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home Inc, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA foundation, 88 W. Stewart Street, Washington, N.J. 07882. In Elizabeth's memory. Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com. Funeral arrangments are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home.    

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Francis "Ned" Edward McDonnell

 Francis “Ned” Edward McDonnell, age 76, of Budd Lake, NJ formerly of Eastlake, OH died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Francis was born June 18, 1940 in Erie, PA. He is the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Arbuckle) McDonnell.  In addition to his parents he is predeceased by 1 niece; Amy. 

Ned graduated from Kent State, Ohio with a B.S. in Biology in 1967.  He worked for over 30 years at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York in their Biomedical Research Department, in his later years he was employed by Crothall, Wayne, PA as a Bio Medical Technician.  Ned enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hunting and traveling.  Most of all he loved his grandchildren, they were the most important people in the world to him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years: Cheryl (Pfister) McDonnell, 1 daughter; Tammy Juhls and husband Mark, 2 sons; Scott McDonnell and wife Jodie, Mark McDonnell, 1 brother Robert McDonnell and wife Peggy, 4 grandchildren; Matthew, Mason, Hannah, Lily, 4 nephews; Joseph, Jared, Jeremy, George 1 niece; Katie.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Monday, October 17 at St. Luke's R.C. Church, 265 W Mill Street, Long Valley, NJ with Father Mike Drury officiating.  Entombment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 4-8 pm.

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

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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann McWilliams

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) McWilliams, loving Mother and Grandmother, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 10, 2016 surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. She was 78 years old.

Betty was born in West Orange NJ and was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Humphrey) Burt.  She and her beloved husband Milton C. McWilliams, lived for many years in Northern New Jersey area, Florida and most recently Belvidere, NJ.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two sons Kevin of Florida, Lake (Mic) and his wife Robin, of Long Valley, NJ, her cherished grandchildren, Brittany and husband Nick Longworth, Timothy, Reilly and Taylor McWilliams. She is also survived by her sister Louise Blaine, Sister In-laws Delores Burt and Marie Burt, Sister In-law and Brother In-law Delores and Walter Stalb and many loving nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her two brothers Walter and Robert Burt.

Viewing hours will be on Thursday, October 13, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.  There will be a 9:15 a.m. viewing and a 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Friday, October 14th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 Red School House Road, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester, NJ.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk.  Donations by mail, can be sent to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, New Jersey Chapter, 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016. Or donations can be made on line at http://pages.lightthenight.org/nj/Morris16/rmcwilliam.  Her family will be participating in this walk on October 22nd in her honor.    

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Monna Lea Mattiace

Monna Lea Mattiace, age 85, of Hackettstown, NJ died peacefully Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Kaplan Family Hospice, Newburgh, NY.

Monna Mattiace, nee Ervin, passed away on October 6, 2016. Born December 18, 1930 in Ashtabula Ohio, she was a long-time resident of Wilmington NC and Hackettstown NJ.

Monna is predeceased by her husband Michael Mattiace and survived by her first husband Eugene O'Connor.
She is survived by her children Jeredith Anne Steffener, Gary Dojun O'Connor, Shayne O'Connor Daly, their spouses, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, her many nieces and nephews and their families.

A smart, creative and beautiful woman, she was beloved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

A memorial visitation will take place, Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

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Edward A. Muntz

Edward A. Muntz, 87 of Bethlehem, PA. died at his residence on October 3, 2016. Born January 25, 1929 in Reading, PA, Edward was the son of the late Albert A. & Charlotte Schmidt Muntz.

Mr. Muntz has lived in the Bethlehem for the past twelve years coming from Hackettstown, NJ where he lived with his loving wife, the late Elizabeth Crichton Muntz.  Edward was employed as an Insurance Underwriter for The Hartford Insurance Company in Randolph, NJ. After retiring, he enjoyed delivering food for the Meals on Wheels program in Hackettstown for several years. In his youth, he proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was a graduate of Davis Elkins College of Elkins, West Virginia.

Mr. Muntz is survived by three sons; John D. Muntz, Michael E. Muntz & Eric C. Muntz and his wife Sonya. One brother, John “Jack” Muntz. In addition, he is survived by five grandchildren and one great grandson.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 11:00am to Noon at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the American Cancer Society in Edward’s name. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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John P. Meyer

 John Paul Meyer, age 91, of Hackettstown, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at home.  John was born March 2, 1925 in Marshalltown, IA. He is the son of the late John E. and Clara Mae (Moser) Meyer. John was a long time resident of Schoolye's Mountain where he served and helped build the community from the early 1960's. He was instrumental helping build Our Lady of the Mountain Church where he had also served as a deacon for many years.   

John served proudly in the US Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945.  He worked in Quality Control for M&M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ for many years before his retirement.  John was a Deacon for over 42 years most recently with St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, Long Valley. John became a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10419 in 1959 and also served as Chaplin. He was an avid reader, volunteered for various organizations in the community, including the board of education and the board of health.   

He is survived by his devoted wife: Elizabeth H. (Kenny) Meyer, his loving daughter; Elizabeth Jane McKenna and husband Dennis, son; John Meyer and wife Linda, 6 grandchildren; Maryjane DeMeo and husband John, Tara Ann Midili and husband Thomas, Dennis J. McKenna and wife Vilma, Blaine John McKenna, Jackson Meyer, Dana Meyer, 6 great grandchildren; Samantha, Olivia, Daniel, Alyssa, Ryan, Jonathon and many nieces and nephews,.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Monday, September 26 at St. Marks Roman Catholic Church, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Msg. Joseph Goode officiating.  Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Long Valley following the mass.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 25 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Marks Parish, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ.

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

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Dumitru Manea

 Dumitru Manea, age 67, of Hackettstown, NJ died Friday, September 16, 2016 at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Newton, NJ.  Dumitru was born October 15, 1948 in Romania. He is the son of the late Viorica Manea.    

He was previously employed as a Test Technician for St. Jude Medical, Hackettstown, NJ.  Dumitru was a jack of all trades, he renovated his home, made furniture and could fix or learn to fix almost anything.  He loved life and enjoyed joking with his friends and family, having fun with people made him happy.  In addition, he was an avid world history buff, enjoyed opera music and all types of literature. 

He is survived by his loving wife: Dorina (Stancescu) Manea, 2 devoted sons; Florin Manea, Adrian Manea and 1 granddaughter; Sabina.  

Cremation was private. A burial of ashes will be held at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown on Saturday, October 15th at 1 pm.

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Lewis D. Miller, Sr.

 Lewis D Miller, Sr., age 96, of Hackettstown died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at home.  Lewis was born January 31, 1920 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late Louis and Mae (Connors) Miller.    He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Betty (Laird) Miller on September 18, 2004.  In addition to his wife he is preceded in death by 1 brother; John and 2 sisters: Dorothy and Gertrude.

He served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945.  Lewis was previously employed by Chase Bank, 40 West 34th, Manhattan, NY as the Vice President.  He was a member of the Blairstown VFW, the Blairstown Planning Board and was an EMT and former Treasurer of the Blairstown Ambulance Corp. 

He is survived by his 2 sons; Lewis D. Miller, Jr. and wife Ruth Ann, Stephen B. Miller and wife Joanna, 2 grandchildren; Stace and Jacen, 3 great grandchildren: Noel, Nathaniel & Malachi.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, August 18 at Tranquility Cemetery, 40 Tranquility Road, Tranquility, NJ with Father David Pekola officiating followed by the military honors and the burial.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

 

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Lisi L Marini

 Lisi L Marini, age 81, of Andover, NJ died Monday, August 1, 2016 at home.  Mr. Marini was born September 24, 1934 in Camden, NJ. He is the son of the late Pietro and Sabina (Cataldi) Marini. In addition to his parents, Lisi is preceded in death by 1 brother, Albert Marini and 1 sister, Teresa Kurek.

He was formerly employed by Mitchel Supreme, Orange, NJ as a Plumber, a career he loved.  He retired from his craft 6 years ago. 

He is survived by his daughter; Katrina Marini, 2 brothers; Joseph Marini and Sisto Marini, 1 brother in law; Steven Massey, 1 niece; TerryAnn Mc.Sparran.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10 am at St. Joachi Annunciation Church, 601 West Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 08031with an viewing in the church from 9:30 until the mass begins.

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Friday August 5, 2016 from 4-8 pm.

Burial will be in New St. Mary Cemetery, Bellmawr on Monday, August 8 following the mass.

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Silvio V. Monsorno

Silvio V. Monsorno, age 94, of Green Township, NJ died Sunday, June 5, 2016. Silvio was born March 4, 1922 in Durango, CO. He is the son of the late Vito and the late Maria (Tomasi) Monsorno. He served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was employed as an Electrician for his career. He was pre-deceased by his wife Frances Monsorno in 2007. He is survived by His daughter Diana Laukaitis and her husband William. One son Richard V Monsorno and his wife Jomarie. He is also survived by six grandchildren, William, Melody, Gina, Brigette, Richard and Jason, and by six great grandchildren, Evangelynn, Christiana, Robert, Cailyn, Michael and Joseph. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, June 9 at St. Lawrence RC Church, in Sayville, NY. The burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram NY on Thursday, June 9, 2016 immediately after the funeral Mass. Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 7 from 4-8pm at Cochran Funeral Home INC, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840. A second Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 8 from 4-8pm at Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Home 245 Montauk Highway, West Sayville, NY. Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Carolyn Mulvihill

 Carolyn Mulvihill, age 78, of Hackettstown died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Carolyn was born April 22, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. She is the daughter of the late Wilbur and Louise (Weigold) Hickey.  She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Mulvihill in 2015.  In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by 1 brother; Ronald Hickey and a sister; Patricia Pollock.

She was employed by Hackettstown Police Department, Hackettstown NJ as a Crossing Guard. 

Carolyn was a graduate of Netcong High School and was a loving and devoted mother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son; Robert, Jr. and wife Shannon, a daughter: Michele “Shelly” Eckhardt and husband Peter 3 grandchildren, Carly, Kaitlin and Nicholas, 3 brothers; Steven Hickey and wife Marita, Robert Hickey and wife Linda, Lawrence Hickey and wife Donna, a sister in law; Debbie Hickey and a brother in law; John Pollock and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Monday, May 23 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 22 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hackettstown First Aid & Rescue Squad, PO Box 201, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 in memory of Carolyn.

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Viola M. Morgan

 Viola M. Morgan, age 76, passed away at home from Lung Cancer surrounded by family on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  She was the eldest of 13 children born to Frank and Edna (Niper) Nemitz on June 15, 1939.

She grew up in Portage PA and Chicago Ill. Then married the Love of her Life Donald R. Morgan in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 1964. They moved to Hackettstown NJ in 1970 where she worked for Elastimold and then moved to Stroudsburg PA in 1984 where she enjoyed the profession of Cosmetology “because if your hair is not becoming you should be coming to me” and later was the “Hostess with the Mostess” at the Legendary Inn at Tannersville, “Mabel who cleans the tables” at the Millburn Deli and finally retiring in Hackettstown NJ in 2014. 

She was preceded in Death by her beloved Husband Donald R. Morgan and is survived by her five daughters, Cheryl (Bill) Schaffer of Easton PA, Christine (Christopher) LaBadie of Hackettstown NJ, Dawn Morgan of Delaware Water Gap PA, Diana (Ron) Morgan-Fluke of Califon NJ, and Robbin (Jeffrey) Morgan-Deiter of Cresco PA. She was a loving Grandmother to Andrew (Melissa) Morgan, Karissa (Mike Conklin) Mitchell, Brittany Schaffer, Jason (Nicole Santoiemma) LaBadie, Joshua (Karina Fernandez) LaBadie, Jeremy LaBadie, Rebecca LaBadie, Morganne Bartow and Mallory Bartow.  A loving Great Grandmother to 10 Great Grandchildren. A loving Sibling, and Aunt of many nieces and nephews.  She will be fondly remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor and risqué jokes.  All those who met her and had the pleasure to know her will deeply miss her stories, zest for life and stern advice. 

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Friday, March 4 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following the mass.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 3 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to St. Jude Children’s’ Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN or Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Parsippany, NJ  07054.

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Elizabeth A. Murnane

Murnane, Elizabeth Anne (Dunn), 88, of Long Valley, New Jersey died on February 22, 2016 after a brief illness. She was born on September 29, 1927 in Syracuse, New York and attended Most Holy Rosary High School in Syracuse. Betty was a Teacher’s Assistant at Old Farmers Road Elementary School in Long Valley for 30 years. Her work at Old Farmers allowed her to combine her deep love for children with her strong passion for education. Betty had an enthusiastic interest in the arts and loved visiting museums and galleries in Manhattan. She adored animals and was a strong advocate for the love and proper care of animals her entire life. Betty’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Whether at the beach in York, Maine or around the dinner table in Long Valley, she was happiest when surrounded by her family. Betty was married for 46 years to her beloved husband Oliver G. Murnane, who predeceased her in 2003. Betty and Ollie had six children together. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Nora Dunn. She is survived by her dearly loved sister, Mary Jane “Teedie” Curtin of Syracuse, NY; her six children, Mark (Leslie) Murnane of Blairstown, Gerald (Tamara) Murnane of Long Valley, Suzanne (James) Quigley of Basking Ridge, William (Carolyn) Murnane of Wayzata, MN, Caroline (Thomas) Mercier of Beverly, MA, Jennifer (Angelo) DePace of Somerville and her fourteen loving grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4-8pm at Cochran Funeral Home Inc., 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10am, Friday, February 26, 2016 at St.John Neumann Catholic Church, Route 513, Califon, NJ. Burial will follow at German Valley Cemetery, Long Valley, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ASPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Research in memory of Elizabeth A. Murnane.

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Rosemarie Muscat

 Rosemarie Muscat, age 81, of New York, NY died Monday, February 22, 2016 at home.  Rosemarie was born August 1, 1934 in Germany. She is the daughter of the late Ferdinand “Hans” and Elizabeth (Henkel) Rammacher.    

She was employed by Amerada Hess, New York City, NY in their food service department.  She was an avid reader and dog lover. 

She is survived by her beloved husband; Lawrence Muscat; he devoted son; Lawrence Muscat and his wife Karen, 1 brother; Hans Dieter, 3 sisters; Siglinda Stanley and her husband Charlie, Gisela Hetch, Emme; 1 grandson; Lawrence W.  Muscat and his wife Justine.

All services are private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Seeing Eye Inc., 10 Washington Valley Road, Morristown, NJ  07960 in memory of Rosemarie.

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Matthew R. Mullikin

 Matthew R. Mullikin, age 25, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, February 14, 2016 at home.  Matthew was born June 21, 1990 in Hackettstown, NJ. He was the son of David P. and Lisa A. (Baldwin) Mullikin. 

He was employed by MVE Pharmacy, Andover, NJ as a Production Leader.  Matthew enjoyed fishing, bike riding, snowboarding and archery, he had a great love of the outdoors.  He was a former boy scout and in high school he liked to play football, baseball and basketball. 

He is survived by ; his parents; David P. and Lisa A. (Baldwin) Mullikin, 1 brother; Andrew Mullikin and his wife Nicole, 1 nephew; Taylor Matthew Mullikin, his maternal grandmother; Shirley (Bakker) Baldwin, uncle; Ray F. Baldwin and family of Bushkill, PA; uncle; Steven E. Baldwin and family of Hackettstown, NJ; aunt; Pamela Snyder  and family of Vienna, NJ, uncle; Dr. Kevin Baldwin and family of Cobleskill, NY, uncle; Ronald Baldwin and family of Waverly, NY, uncle; Donald Mullikin and family of California, uncle; Chauncey Mullikin and family of Bangor, PA, uncle; Richard Mullikin and family of Massachusetts, aunt; Dolores “Dody” Markle and family of Stewartsville, NJ, uncle: Burdette “Pete” Mullikin of Washington, NJ, aunt; Sally Loebsack and family of Easton, PA, uncle; Dwayne Edward Mullikin and family of Bangor, PA, uncle; Phillip Sortaore and family of Tampa, FL and aunt; Linda Wildrick of Bangor, PA, uncle; Ronald Sortore and family of Florida..

Predeceased by his maternal grandfather; Ray F. Baldwin, Sr., paternal grandparents; Daniel,Sr. and Ester Pauline (Thomkins) Mullikin, aunt; Betty Thomkins, uncle; Ronald Mullikin, uncle, Daniel F. Mullikin, Jr., uncle, William Mullikin.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Friday, February 19 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Harry Stolicker officiating.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following services.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 18 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Emmanuel Bible Church, 3 Pleasant Grove Road, Schooley's Mountain, NJ  07870 or to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942 in memory of Matthew. 

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Ralph Melvin Mitchell

 On Tuesday morning, December 16th, 2015, Ralph Melvin Mitchell, a member of what Tom Brokaw called the “Greatest Generation”, passed away after 4½ years at Neshaminy Manor, Warrington, PA.  It was almost 70 years to the day on Christmas Eve 1945 when Lieutenant (junior grade) Mitchell returned to the United States from two years in the Pacific combat zone on USS ALSHAIN (AKA-55).

      Ralph was born in Baltimore, MD on May 2, 1920, the home of Babe Ruth, who this life-long New York Yankee fan saw play and the home of his beloved New York Giants fan’s hated opponent in the 1957 NFL championship game, Johnny Unitas’s Baltimore Colts.

     The son of Harry Gilbert and Ruth Aiken Mitchell---Ralph was the first member of his family born outside of New England in 270 years.  His grandfather, Melvin Mitchell, was a captain in the Boston Fire Department.  His father was a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, becoming an instructor in chemistry at Dartmouth and the University of Maine before entering private industry in Baltimore.

     In 1925 the family moved to St. Marys, PA where Dr. Mitchell accepted a position as Speer Carbon Company’s chief chemist and Ralph graduated from St. Marys High School in 1938, playing on the school’s regional power basketball teams.  He then attended two years of prep school at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire prior to entering Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA with the Class of ‘44.  His life-long love of sports continued as a member of KUA’s varsity basketball and baseball teams, then performing on Dickinson’s varsity basketball team prior to his departure for the war.

     To serve his country, Ralph compressed his demanding four-year chemistry B.S. degree program into three years, graduating September 23, 1943.  He reported a week later to the Navy’s Officer Candidate School at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.  Upon graduation from Midshipman School on January 26, 1944 Ensign Mitchell received orders to Little Creek, VA for Amphibious Training, followed by advanced training in Fort Pierce, FL as a small boats group officer---responsible for taking landing craft with troops and supplies onto the fortified beaches of Japanese island strongholds in the Pacific.

     He joined the newly commissioned attack cargo transport ship, USS ALSHAIN (AKA-55) with its 21 amphibious landing craft in April 1944.  The ship reported for duty with the Pacific Fleet upon departing the Panama Canal Zone, arriving in Pearl Harbor on June 2nd, 1944.  After completing a combat load-out, the ALSHAIN sailed for the Western Pacific, participating in five major offensives including Guam and the liberation of the Phillipines---Leyte, Luzon, and Subic Bay.  Then came Okinawa, where ALSHAIN was a member of Task Force 51, one of the largest assault armadas ever assembled.  

      After sailing 69,000 miles on ALSHAIN with the ship returning only once to the U.S. in two years, upon release from active duty in April 1946, LTJG Mitchell returned to the hometown of his wife, Betty Hummer Mitchell, of Washington, N.J., meeting his 16 month-old son, Ralph Melvin Mitchell, Jr., for the first time.  With his Dickinson chemistry degree, he was hired by the J.T. Baker Chemical Company in nearby Phillipsburg, NJ for their quality control lab.  He would remain at J.T. Baker for the next 39 years.  His extensive knowledge, coupled with his supportive people skills resulted in his taking on key roles in company processes including:  Chief Chemist; Director, Central Lab; Manager, Quality Control; Environmental Control Officer; and placed in charge of patents, drug registration with the FDA, OSHA Compliance and EEO.  By the time of mandatory retirement at age 65, his career had included much traveling in quality control, troubleshooting, and research management.  His close ties to the people of J.T. Baker was reflected in his becoming President of the Quarter Century Club---associates at Baker with 25 years of service to the company.

      But, his central priority in life was his service to his adopted hometown of Washington.  With his love for sports, after returning from the War, he played basketball with both local town and Lehigh Valley Industrial League basketball teams.  After his playing days were over, he turned his focus to helping Washington’s youth get a chance to play organized sports.  In 1952 he joined with other fathers to establish the Warren County Midget Baseball League.  They constructed the town’s first Midget field in a wild meadow behind his home on Youmans Avenue with the left field foul pole 10 feet from the corner of our backyard.  He then became head coach for Washington’s first midget team.  After a severe back injury, he would take over the position for a number of years as the head coach for the Washington Pony League team of 13-15 year olds.

     Remembering the role the Boys Club played in his youth in St. Marys, he became the President of the Washington YMCA.  Obtaining approval to use school gyms, he started/supported basketball and wrestling programs for elementary age kids that became outstanding feeder programs for our high school varsity teams.

     The role of church and religious education did not escape his sense of responsibility for helping others.  He became the Superintendent of the Washington Methodist Church’s Sunday School, coordinating the effort of the church’s central role in religious education for all ages with a focus on the youth of the congregation family.

      Wanting to support Washington’s school system, he was elected to the Washington School Board for multiple terms, getting involved in all aspects of the school’s service to others---including donning a chef’s hat to serve the Junior Prom dinner in the high school gym.  When the town voted to establish a new regional high school, Ralph was asked to become part of that endeavor, named the President of the Warren Hills Regional High School Board to shepherd that program from its critical initial days.

     In 1993, Ralph and Betty knew it was time to move closer to their immediate family, moving to Doylestown where their daughter, Nancy, lived with her two daughters.  Like in Washington, Ralph quickly found ways to support others, becoming the President of the Westwyck Townhome complex’s governing board.  He also was a regular in baking sticky buns at the Senior Center and was a regular for every political election at the polling places, as a friendly and efficient registrar.

     Then, after the death of his wife of 51 years in 1995, Ralph returned to his military roots by joining the Willow Grove Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), serving as recording secretary for a number of years.  It rekindled the proud memories of his World War II days, inspiring him to attend the annual reunions of the USS ALSHAIN held in different venues around the country over the ensuing years.  His sincere, positive concern and support for others was epitomized by a former shipmate who said to Ralph, “You know, the only reason I came was that I heard you were coming.”

     Despite these interests outside the family, if you asked any member of his family what they most remember about PopPop/Dad/Uncle Ralph is that he made each and everyone of them feel special---the only one in the room.  Whether allowing his granddaughters to put curlers in his hair or running the toy trains or listening intently to them telling a story, he let each child know he was “all in” every time.  His love of family was reflected in a non-judgmental, quiet support that enabled each of us to feel that regardless of the issue, things would be better tomorrow---and he’d be there for them.   He was that most rare of human beings---a humble, quiet man who tried to have a positive word for all he met.

   Those of us who remain behind, including his dear friend and companion, Eloise Mial and three family generations---three children, six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren---have been enriched by his presence in our lives:   son, Rear Admiral Ralph Melvin, Jr., SC, USN (Ret) and his wife, Shirley Petty Mitchell, of  Hollis, NH and their children: Amy Catherine Krouse and husband James, with their children---Catherine Michelle and Conor Michael Krouse of Herndon, VA; Anne Elizabeth Seaba and her husband Chris with Anne’s children---Thomas Nutt, II  and Miranda Hope Nutt of Flower Mound, TX; Stephanie Lynn Zimmerman and husband, Dr. Jeffrey with their children---   Jack Mitchell, William James, and Andrew Peter Zimmerman of Bedford, NH;     Daughter, Nancy Joan Mitchell and her fiancée, Frank Dougherty, of Feasterville, PA with Nancy’s children: Courtney Hub Saunders and husband, Scott with their children---Oliver and Vivian Saunders of Alpharetta, GA;  Erin Hub Marsland and husband, Dave, with their children---Ellie, Quinn, and James Marsland of Doylestown, PA , son, Raymond Hummer Mitchell and his wife, Susan with Ray’s son, Kevin, Tualatin, OR.              

A viewing will be held 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, New Jersey on Monday, December 21st with burial following immediately thereafter at the Port Murray, NJ Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Program,  P.O, Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 in memory of Ralph. 

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Barbara G. Markowitz

 Barbara G. Markowitz, age 72, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Markowitz was born July 15, 1943 in Orange, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Albert and Ernestine (Tos) Ruocco. She is also predeceased by her companion, Jeff Waters

She was the owner/operator of Barbs Cleaning Service, Hackettstown, NJ.  Barbara loved playing tennis in her younger years, most of all she enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Riverstar Diner.  She was a very giving person who was always willing to help those in need. 

She is survived by her 2 daughters; Aleta Praschak and husband Phil, Hope Markowitz, 2 sons; Devin Markowitz and wife Kim, Lance Markowitz and wife Sylvie, a brother; Al Ruocco, a sister in law; Katherine "Dutchie" Ruocco, 3 grandchildren;  Tyler, Samantha and Colton Markowitz, a great granchild; Molly Kulpeksa, a niece; Faith and a nephew; Albert, Jr.

The funeral will be held 5:00 pm on Friday, November 27 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Cremation is private.

Visitation hours will be Friday, November 27 from 2-6 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring, donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or to the Brooklyn Hospital Center - children’s program, 121 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 in memory of Barbara.

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Carol D. Mahon

Carol D. Mahon, 54, of Green Township, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Ocober, 24, 2015 after a courageous battle against stage IV gastric cancer. Carol was born on July 4, 1961 in Staten Island, NY to the late Harriet and Robert Shelare, as the youngest of five girls. Several years later, she was adopted into the family of George and Mildred Olsen.

Carol will live on in the hearts of her seven children, husband, four sisters, three brothers, five grandchildren and all members of her extensive family. She will be remembered for her unconditionally loving nature, unwavering strength in the face of any challenge, and her complete faith in God's will for all. Carol was selfless and always put others needs ahead of her own. She had an abundance of love in her heart which was easily felt by all who have crossed her path.

Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Wednesday, 10-28-15, from 3-5 & 7-9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A celebration service of Carol’s life will begin at 7:00pm. The interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences to the family may be sent to; www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Helen "Cook" McPherson

 Helen McPherson "Cook", age 74, of Hackettstown died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Little Brook Nursing Home, Califon, NJ.  Helen was born July 17, 1941 in Harmony, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph A and Susan (Andrejac) Motto, Sr.  In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by 2 brothers; Martin and James Motto and 1 nephew; Martin Motto Jr.

She was employed by Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington NJ as a Medical Transcriptionist for many years before retiring.  Helen graduated from North Hunterdon High School class of 1960, she was a loving mother who enjoyed baking for her devoted family. 

She is survived by 2 sons; Thomas Motto and wife Cindy, Jesse McPherson and wife Linda, 3 brothers; Joseph Motto, Jr. and wife Donna, David Motto and wife Margaret, Michael Motto and wife Cheryl, 1 sister; Susan Nemeth and husband Louis, 4 grandchildren, Lindsey and husband Aaron, Nicholas and wife Shannon, Sandy and Cody, 7 great grandchildren and 1 sister in law, Ardis Motto.

All services are private.  A burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania.

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

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Will McLain V

Will McLain V, age 54, of Port Murray, NJ died Friday, October 9, 2015 at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ.  Will was born May 7, 1961 in Bangor, Maine.  He grew up in Metuchen N.J.. He is the son of James Ogden and Carol Ann Sinkinson McLain

 Will was employed by PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group), Cranford, NJ as a Marketing Assistant.  He was the Commander of the Lone Eagle Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. He had a strong faith in Jesus and served at Inverse Church as a worship leader. He loved playing guitar, singing, working on cars, fixing just about anything, and being with people.

 He is survived by his daughter; Rebecca Allen and husband Paul Allen., his son; Sean McLain and wife Suzanne McLain, his finance; Renata Santos and her son Lucas, his parents; James Ogden and Carol Ann (Sinkinson) McLain, his brother; Scott Morton McLain and wife Margaret, his sister; Bonnie McLain Gerrity and husband Patrick, four grandchildren; Peyton Michael Allen, Emsley Grace Allen, Ava Elizabeth Allen, Ian David McLain, and five nieces and nephews; Emily, Will and Brodie McLain and Brian, Jack and Brendan Gerrity.

Visitation hours will be Tuesday, October 13 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 10 am at Church of the Messiah, 50 NJ-24, Chester NJ with a Repass to follow.  Burial of ashes will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ following services.In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Matheny School in Peapack NJ. www.donate.matheny.org  Will volunteered for Miles for Matheny for many years.  

Friends and Family: As we are putting together details for the viewing and funeral we would like to form a collage of picture memories. If you have a picture of a time you spent with my Dad please write the memory on the back and bring the picture with you to the viewing and/or funeral to add to the collage board. Together we will make a beautiful memory board that will be displayed at the viewing and funeral. Thank you.

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Enma Malave

Enma Malave, age 92, of Phillipsburg, NJ died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Brakeley Park Center of Phillipsburg, NJ. Enma was born March 8, 1923 in La Ceiba, Honduras. She is the daughter of the late Miguel and Maria (Martinez) Flores. She was predeceased by her husband, Isidoro Malave on February 4, 2008. Enma was a loving homemaker who enjoyed cooking and spending time with her devoted family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by 3 sons; Jose Martinez and wife Gladys, Carlos Martinez and wife Eva and Hector Martinez, 2 daughters; Renya Anton and Gladys Padilla and her husband Raymond Cepeda; 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ friends may visit from 10 am to 10:30 am, burial will follow at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown. Visitation hours will be Tuesday, September 22nd from 2 - 4 and 7- 9 PM, a funeral service to begin at 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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John Mirtich

John Mirtich, age 73, of Long Valley, NJ died Friday, May 29, 2015. John was born June 10, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late John and Claire Mirtich. He served in the US Navy on the USS Intrepid during peacetime. He was employed by Morris County of the East Hanover, NJ office as a Welder for many years before retiring. John enjoyed hanggliding, scuba diving, swimming, tennis, biking and windsurfing. He loved being on the water and boating. He is survived by his wife: Marlene J. (O'Holla) Franey Mirtich, 1 sister; Connie DiLorenza and husband Joseph, 3 nephews; Christopher, Anthony and John, 7 great nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation will be held from 2-4 on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Cremation was private. For those desiring, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of John.

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Stanley Mikulka, Jr.

 Stanley Mikulka, age 78, passed away on March 25, 2015 in Avenel, NJ.  Stanley was born on December 24, 1936 in New Brunswick, NJ and was the son of the late, Lottie (Wawrowski) Mikulka and Stanley Mikulka, Jr.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Mikulka.  Stanley worked for Ryerson Steel before he retired and was a member of the National Guard.  He is survived by his children and many nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11 am Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, in North Arlington, NJ.  Burial will immediately follow.

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James J. Montgomery

James J. Montgomery, 83 of Hackettstown and formerly of West Orange, passed on Friday March 20 at home. As the Spring Equinox arrived, Jim exited this world to a beautiful awakening in heaven. A baseball player from Boston, he moved to New Jersey and taught in the East Orange School District and at Rutgers University for 30 years. In 1960, he married the love of his life - Joan Dougherty Montgomery. Jim was a graduate of the University of Vermont class of 1954 where he was known as "Diamond Jim" and was inducted into the University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981 for both Baseball and Football. Jim was also a Kappa Sig brother. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in Germany with the Army Rangers with the rank of 1st Lt. He later obtained his Masters degree from Fordham University. Jim was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, South Orange Council. Born in Boston, he was a son of the late Alfred and Kathleen McNeil Montgomery. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Montgomery; three sons - James and his wife Brenda, Daniel and John, a daughter; Mary Yarussi and her husband Nicholas; a brother; George, a sister; Alma Gibbons and eight grandchildren: Michael, Maureen, John Patrick, Riley, Cathan, Meghan, Katie and James. Jim's greatest love was his family. He also loved poetry and would frequently recite his favorite poems to his friends and loved ones. Many times he quoted Isla Richardson's line, " t'was heaven here with you ." It was. May you rest in peace, Jim, Dad, Pop-Pop. We love you always. Funeral Mass Wednesday will be held on March 25th at 11 am at St Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 24th from 6 - 8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers or donations, please give the gift of time to those you love

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Jeanette H. Merritt

Jeanette graduated from Dickerson High School of Jersey City. During the late 1960s she was a founding member of the Shore Hills Country Club in Landing and served on various Roxbury Township boards. She had served as president of the Roxbury High School PTA and trustee for the Roxbury League Women Voters. She was a teacher/director of the United Methodist Church of Lake Hopatcong Vacation Bible School. She had hosted a TV program on Morris Cablevision in 1975 and was listed in the 10th edition of "Who's Who of American Women". She was a reporter for the Daily Advance of Dover (1960-63), a bureau chief for the NJ Herald of Newton (1963-68), assistant editor of the West Morris Star Journal (1968-70) and owner-editor of The Regional Weekly News of Whippany during the 1970s. She was a member of the New Jersey and Morris County press associations and served as president of the New Jersey Drama Critics Association in 1975-77. She was employed by St. Clare's Hospital in Denville in admitting and later the research and development department for over 25 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Ralph Sr., in 2014 and a son, Carl, in 1972. She is survived by her children, Beverly, William, Peter, Karen, Ralph Jr., seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three sisters. She was an avid reader of mystery and adventure books. All services are private under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home.

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Samuel J. Morreale, Sr.

Samuel J. Morreale, Sr., 99, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ, died at his residence on Friday, February 20, 2015. Born October 30, 1915 in Hackettstown, he was the son of the late Salvatore & Marianne Shiffano Morreale.
Prior to his retirement, “Sam” owned and operated Hackettstown Automotive Co. and the Arrowhead Improvement Company, he later pursued a career in real estate and maintained his license well into his 90's.  Sam proudly served our country in the United States Army obtaining the rank of Technical Sgt in the Sixth Armor Division, Tank and Vehicle Sector from 1942 to 1946.  Mr. Morreale learned his automotive skills in the armed services, and upon his Honorable Discharge, Sam honed his skills at the General Motors Institute, Flint, Michigan.
A civically minded man, Sam was active in many organizations; Kiwanis International since 1941 having served as past president two times and was the current Archivist of the Hackettstown Club. Unico International, recipient of the Warren County Distinguished Veteran Award for his participation in WWII and was selected to be a member of the Hackettstown Community Hall of Fame.

Lastly, Sam was an amateur private pilot and continued to be an automobile enthusiast that was always willing to lend a helping hand with fixing virtually any type of combustion engine or mechanism.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Josephine Rocco Morreale at home; One son, Samuel J. Morreale, Jr. of Kinnelon, NJ; Three beloved Grandsons, Samuel J. Morreale, III, Peter J. Morreale and Matthew C. Morreale as well as three nieces. He was predeceased by two sisters; Ann Whitehead & Grace Mohr.

Visitation will be Monday, 2-23-15 at the Cochran  Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ., 07840 from 2-4 & 6-8pm. A 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 2-24-15 at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown, NJ. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent directly to the church. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Harold A. Miller

Harold A. Miller, formerly of Madison, New Jersey and Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on February 15, 2015, at 99 years old, just four months shy of his 100th birthday. Harold – Hal to his friends – enjoyed all manner of fresh water fishing and photography as a young man. He knew the best streams to catch the fish that he promptly released. He left behind a treasure trove of photographs, many featuring the construction of a fishing lodge on the Delaware River that Harold and his friends built in the 1930’s hauling each piece uphill on a pulley system. He was multi-talented: amateur radio operator, golfer, organist and a back yard inventor, making his own tools for special jobs around the house. Mr. Miller never stopped learning. Well into his 90’s he would still read technical manuals for the latest computer or cell phone he had purchased. He worked at the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, NJ after high school and rose to be Vice President of the Printing and Supply Division, retiring, after more than 40 years of service, in 1976. Mr. Miller was a World War II veteran who faithfully served his country in the United States Army as Captain of an anti aircraft unit in the European Theater in Northern France, the Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland. He was married to Helen (nee Zelinskas) who passed away in 1992. They were married 50 years. Together they raised two children, a son, Kenneth, residing in California, and a daughter, Patricia Lowcher (nee Miller), residing in New Jersey. Mr. Miller’s second wife, Leslie Fisher, and third wife, Kathleen Cerami, both pre-deceased him. He is survived by Kenneth and Patricia, and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the Spring with committal to follow at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, New Jersey.

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Robert J. Mulvihill

Robert J. Mulvihill, Sr., 78, of Hackettstown, NJ, died at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center on Saturday, February 7, 2015. A lifelong resident of the area, Robert was born October 23, 1936 in Hackettstown and was the son of the late Arthur & Helen Burk Mulvihill.
Mr. Mulvihill retired from Hillwick Inc. of Hackettstown and was co-founder of the freight hauling corporation which his son, Robert J. Mulvihill, Jr. continues to own and operate. He was a graduate of Hackettstown High School, class of ’55. Years ago, Bob served as president of the Tri-County Motorcycle Club.  His passion for Motorcycles and Hotrods was a lifelong endeavor that he and his son Bob pursued together.

Mr. Mulvihill is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn L. Hickey Mulvihill; One son, Robert J. Mulvihill, Jr. and his wife Shannon of Mansfield Twp.;  One daughter, Shelly Eckhardt and her husband Peter of Hackettstown. Three beautiful grandchildren, Carly, Kate & Nick.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ from 4 to 8pm. The funeral service will be Friday, February 13, 2015 at the funeral home beginning at 10:30am. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Those considering a donation in lieu of flowers are asked to please consider the Hackettstown Rescue Squad, Maple Ave., Hackettstown, NJ.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Marilyn L.S. McPeak

Marilyn L.S. McPeak, age 87, of Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, January 5, 2015 at Home. Marilyn was born December 21, 1927 in Rockaway, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Preston and Gladys (Hammel) Smith. She is also predeceased by her husband Frederick, her siblings; Sherwyn D. Smith, Leland Smith, Durand M. Smith, Kenyon K. Smith, and Glenda R.S. Bidgood. She was employed by NJ Bell Telephone Netcong, NJ as a Telephone Operator before retiring many years ago. Marilyn was a member of the Drakestown United Methodist Church Women and was an avid reader. Marilyn is survived by 2 daughters; Sandra Julian and husband James, Dr. Karin Dumont and husband Theodore, 3 sisters; June S. Stephens, Dianne S. Johansson and Gyl Fela and her husband Martin. The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, January 10th at Drakestown United Methodist, 6 Church Road, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Robert Mayer officiating. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, following the services at the church. Visitation hours will be Friday, January 9th from 12 noon – 4 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. For those desiring donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365 or to the Drakestown United Methodist Church Women, 6 Church Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Marilyn.

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John J. McLaughlin, III

 John J. McLaughlin, III, 64 of Long Valley died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at home. Born in Montclair and resided in Orange, NJ, he was a son of the late John J. Jr. and Mary (Harling) McLaughlin. He lived in Long Valley for the last 38 years and was a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service in Long Valley for 20 years. John was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Long Valley. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by 2 sisters, Pamela McCarthy and Beth Dentato.

He is survived by his wife Karen (Stryker) two sons, Barry A. Buchanan and wife Traci and John J. McLaughlin IV, two daughters, Kaitlin J. and Carly M. McLaughlin, Two brothers, Jimmy and Brian McLaughlin, two sisters, Renee DaSilva and Ginger Weatherston, two grandchildren, Lexi and Stryker Buchanan and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5 to 9 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street , Hackettstown. Funeral December 4, 2014, Thursday 9 am from the Cochran Funeral Home with a funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church, Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley at 10am with Rev Kristin Hunsinger presiding.

Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers donations  in his name to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY  13057 would be appreciated.

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Marilyn R. Miner

Marilyn R. Miner passed away on November 23, 2014, she was 88.

Mrs. Miner was born on May 4, 1926, she married the late Allen Miner in 1950, and they soon moved to her beloved Packanack Lake in Wayne, NJ. She became involed with the Packanack Players, and wrote a column for the Paterson Evening News.

Most famously known for her ceramics classes at Kilroy Park in Wayne, Mrs. Miner inspired creativity in thousands of students during her 40 year career.

Mrs, Miner was a lover of all things glitter and glamour, a friend to the friendless as well as every baby and animal she met. Above all else, she was an extraordinary woman who touched many lives.

Mrs. Miner is survived by Allen, Aleta, Alison and Kathren Miner, Susan Tarantino, Hayley Treanor, Arthur, Randi and William Miner, Marilyn and Ray Tolnai, Ray Tolnai Jr., Kelly, Bill, Ashley, Adam and Colin Couillou, Christy Goodman and Thomas Goodman.

Donations in Mrs. Miner’s honor can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.  www.woundedwarriorproject.com

Funeral Arrangements are under the directions of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, www.cochranfuneral.com

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Jacqueline "Jackie" Miller

 Jacqueline “Jackie” Miller, age 91, of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown.  Jacqueline was born January 22, 1923 in Hazelton, PA. She is the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Boyle) Munley.  She was predeceased by her husband; Dr. Charles Miller and her 2 brothers and 2 sisters; James and Robert Munley, Christine Ann Horkan and Sally Abrogast.                                  

She was employed by Jefferson Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA as an X-ray Technician.   Jackie was lovingly involved in the Hackettstown community; she was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian church, President of both the Woman’s Medical Auxiliary and the Hackettstown PTA, a member of the Hackettstown Rotary Club, and a leader for the Girls Scouts.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Susan Patricia Miller and Lisa Ann Miller, 2 sons; Dr. Robert James Miller and Charles Brent Miller, 3 Grandchildren; Lauren Moyer, Nicholas And Zachary Miller, 2 Great Grandchildren; Zora And Elias Miller.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 25 at House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 with Rev. Birda Ferguson and Rev. Jeanette Hile officiating.  Cremation was private.

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

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George W. McCrone

George W. McCrone, 84 years old, of Visalia, California, died September 15, 2014 at Lynwood Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Visalia.

Born July 26, 1930 in Jersey City, NJ., George was the son of the late George & Katherine Walsh McCrone.  George was a graduate of  Dickenson High School, class of 1948 in Jersey City, NJ.  After his
Schooling, He proudly served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard.

As an adult, Mr. McCrone was employed in Telecommunications with the former Bell Atlantic being stationed in Hackensack, NJ for over 30 years. After his retirement, George and his beloved late wife, Esther Cella McCrone lived in Pompano, Fla and Whiting, NJ. then lastly, moving to California where he’s lived for the past 3 yrs..

Mr. McCrone is survived by two sons Robert McCrone and his wife, Jody, of Hanford, California and David M. McCrone and his wife, Donna of Long Valley, NJ. as well as  6 loving Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Two brothers, Robert & Richard McCrone. He was predeceased by a brother, James McCrone

Viewing hours will take place on Friday, 9-19-14 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ., 07840 from 4 – 8 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, 9-20-14 at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown, NJ at 11am. Please meet at the Church. After cremation, entombment will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mausoleum in Whiting, NJ at the families convenience.  For directions or online concolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Michael A. Mattiace

Michael A. Mattiace, a resident of Hackettstown, NJ., died Friday, September 12, 2014, he was 85 years old.
Born November 14, 1928 in the Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Vincenzo James & Viola Lupo Mattiace. He was raised in Bergen County New Jersey and attended Eastside High School, Paterson, NJ. As young adult, Michael served in the US Army Air Force Division as an Automotive Equipment Mechanic.  He received both the World War II Victory and the Good Conduct Medals for his service in the American Theatre and was honorably discharged in 1947 as a Private first Class.
 
A man of many professions, Michael had been employed as salesmen for many years at the Prudential Life Insurance Company in Seminole, Florida. He later relocated to New Jersey and worked for Hosking Livery and the Cochran Funeral Home as an assistant. In addition, Michael was a beloved school bus driver for the Allamuchy Board of Education. Later, He and his beloved wife of 35 years, Monna O’Connor Mattiace, owned and operated the Coffee Grinder on Main street in Hackettstown which became a favorite spot for locals to chat, visit and catch up on the news of the day.
 
Mr Mattiace devoted much of his life in service to his church;  his faith was a cornerstone for his legacy of work with many community and faith based organizations. He was raised Roman Catholic and had a great command and love of reading scripture. Most correspondence and cards to friends and family would always include a noted scripture verse to look up.
In 1978, he and his wife Monna, were the first couple to be married in the newly completed Panther Valley Ecumenical Church where they became very active members. While living in North Carolina, Michael served as an ordained deacon at College Acres Baptist Church in Wilmington and taught adult Sunday School for many years. In addition,  he served with the Baptists Men's group in the recovery efforts for several major hurricanes that occurred during the time he lived in NC.
 
 In his later life, Michael was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, New Jersey. Through a special relationship with Pastor Keith Barkley, he traveled to Africa to help see to fruition Keith's vision and dream of building a water pipeline to provide safe drinking water to remote villages in Kenya.  Mr. Mattiace helped raise seed money for the pipeline project and through local donations and funds raised; they established the Barkley Pipeline Project. The project continued to grow through the generosity and efforts of a large group of Hackettstonians and continued to provide support and critical resources to the region.
 
Michael gave much of his time to community service and was a member of the Seminole Lion's Club of Florida, serving as President and worked primarily with blind children. He was an active member of the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus in both Florida and the Mount Olive  K of C Council 6100 of New Jersey.
 
Mr Mattiace was very proud of his Italian heritage. While living in North Carolina was a contributing  member of the Italian Heritage Society. During his tenure as both Vice President and President at the IHS, he worked tirelessly to restore and adapt Bocce Ball courts at Empie Park for the disabled.
He created a Bocce recreation program for disabled children to learn and play the game taking great pride and joy in the Society's functions and annual cultural festivals held toward sharing and educating the North Carolina community in the Italian culture he loved so dearly.
 He served as a volunteer and fund raiser for UNCW scholarships, teaching and forming teams in the Wilmington area which provided entertainment for local nursing homes. .
 
In keeping with his devotion to working with the young and disabled, Mr. Mattiace was recognized by the Special Olympics of North Carolina for "His valuable contributions to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in New Hanover and Brunswick"
 
Among his greatest joys and treasured memories of "Pop"; reading his bibles and daily devotions, volunteer service, watching his favorite teams the Giants and the NY Yankees, dancing, Bocce, a comedic routine with the grandsons and providing a blessing. He also greatly enjoyed several trips abroad with his wife Monna; Africa, England, and Italy where he was able to visit his parents birthplace in Bari, Italy and visit with relatives in the surrounding villages. In 2006 Michael and his wife Monna made a memorable trip to New Zealand with their dear friends Steffener family.
 
 Michael and wife Monna, were extras in several featured films; The Lost Capone, Simple Justice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bothers, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Series and others. Much to the delight of his grand children and countless other children he and his wife Monna played Santa and Mrs. Claus during the holidays for many years.
 
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Monna,  Her three children Jeri O’Connor Steffener and her husband Michael, Gary O'Connor and his partner Sabine, and Shayne O’Connor Daly and her husband Stephen. Michael’s children, Susan, Lynn and Michael.  Six wonderful Grandchildren; Colin, Patrick and his partner Felicia, Daniel, Jordan, Connor, Catherine, Jordan and one Great Grandson, Payton.
He is survived by his sisters; Josephine Cuchiara, Lucille Diamond, Marlene Hugo and a brother Frank .
Many Nieces & Nephews; Tammy,  Donna,  Francis, Melissa,  David,  Denise,  Jamie,  Ricky,  Patty, Vanessa, Jennifer, Karen and  Barbara.
He is predeceased by brother, James Mattiace and will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched.
 
There will be a Visitation with Memorial service on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street , Hackettstown, NJ. from 10am to 11am with services beginning promptly at 11am. Those wishing to make donations in Michael's memory may do so at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s' Research,  The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777

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Flora Metz

 If you haven't stopped to look at the clouds, you might need to take a minute.  There is beauty all around us and especially in the spirit of Flora Metz, who at the age of 103 entered into eternal life at the House of Good Shepherd on Friday, August 8, 2014.  Her legacy of love is carried on by her two children, seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, and all of her friends.

Flora's compassionate and loving heart meant that she always gave the biggest hugs and the most heartfelt advice to those who needed a friend.

She was an accomplished artist with pictures displayed at the Rockport Artist Society and the mayor's office.  Flora always saw tremendous beauty in her surroundings. She longed to paint just one more painting and to capture one more puffy cloud.

Flora used to say that most people don't see the beauty that surrounds them, so she taught us how to see through her eyes; a world with amazing perception, depth, and understanding...an artist's world.  A canvas created by God and filled with glorious color.

Her love of color partnered easily with her love of quilting and she developed a lifetime of friendship with a special group of ladies in her quilting guild.  Hours were spent creating perfect points for quilts to be given to babies and soldiers in order to bring a bit of joy.

Flora cared deeply for those around her and had a magic cupboard that seemed to carry an endless supply of everyone's favorite food.  The family will attest that she made the best pies east of the Mississippi and everything that she cooked just tasted better.

During her lifetime she lived through major changes in technology.  She used to talk about horse-drawn fire wagons, ice blocks for refrigeration, crystal radios, the first TVs, and the magic box that we call the ipad.   She drove across the U.S. and visited our national parks on the country's first interstates. She outlived Roosevelt, Hoover, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan, and Ford.  All this change could have easily overwhelmed her but didn't.  She never forgot her roots and that was her strength. In her last year of life, she was speaking French to all who knew her native tongue and teaching French to others who didn't.

She loved her husband Andy with all of her heart.  Her happiest memory was waltzing at the Spanish Gable with him.  She was wearing a pink gown that floated and everyone stopped to watch them dance by.  Her family was her treasure and she had special bonds with each of us, especially with her daughter Rose.  "You are more beautiful than I could have ever imagined and dearer to my heart then you will ever know" is how she described her great grandchildren.  They made her eyes sparkle.

These are just some of the gifts she gave to us, memories of her, her legacy, and her lifetime of love.  Thank you God for our great gift....

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George J. Murphy

 George J. Murphy of Hackettstown, N.J.; died peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his bedside. George was 91 years old. Born April 9, 1923 in Detroit Michigan, George was the son of the late Stuart & Hilda Murphy. He has lived in the Hackettstown area since 1996 coming from Naples, Florida with his beloved late wife, Virginia Taubitz Murphy who died in 2002. Mr. Murphy and his family had previously lived in Morristown, Dearborn, MI and New York City. George was a proud patriot of the United States having served in the in the U.S. Army within the U.S. Airborne Div. Reconn. platoon from '44 to '46 having engaged in battle at Rhineland & Central Europe and the Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes where he received a purple heart. Mr. Murphy was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown N.J. and the Knights of Columbus, Joyce Kilmer Council in Hackettstown. He is survived by four children, Stuart M. Murphy and wife Sharon of Netcong, NJ; Mary and husband Jeff Miller of Elverson, PA; Beth V. Murphy & Joanne G. and husband Carl Merrell of Rockaway, NJ; Two brothers, Edwin Murphy of Chicago, ILL and Stephen Murphy of Montana. 10 loving Grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren. Lastly, he was predeceased by one brother and 2 sisters. Viewing hours will be on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 3pm to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 11:00am at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Interment will be at the Stanhope Union Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you consider Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ, 07860

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Charles "Chuck" L. Messler

Charles (Chuck) Lewis Messler, 77, of Houston, Texas and Long Valley, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Thursday June 12, 2014 at The Village at Gleannloch Farms, Spring, Texas. Chuck was born in Morristown, New Jersy on May 24, 1937 to George W. and Lyla Doris Morgan Messler of Fairmont, New Jersy and graduated from Hackettstown, New Jersey High School in 1954. He received a BS degree in chenical engineering in 1958 from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity. After graduation from college, Chuck served in the Air Force as a pilot, retiring in 1965 with the rank of Captain, Soon thereafter he began a career in the oil and gas industry as an engineer with Jefferson Chemical Co. in Port Neches, Texas and later worked for the parent company Texaco in the Houston office. During his career Chuck also worked for Houston Oil and Minerals, Olympia Petroleum and Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co. He leaves many lifelong friends in the oil and gas industry. After retiring he maintained homes in Houston as well as Long Valley, New Jersey. He took great delight in sharing his love of cooking and creating recipes developed at the family-owned Long Valley Inn, with his many friends in each location. In addition he was a large contributor to the Houston Food Bank and the Blood Bank, donating many gallons over his life. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Gray Messler of Tomba;;, Texas, his cousin, John Messler of North Carolina and long-time friend, Marcia Samuel of New Jersy. He will be interred in the family plot in Union Cemetery in Hackettstown, New Jersy. Memorial services honoring Chuck's life will be held June 21 in Hackettstown and Spring Texas. Funeral Arrangements are under the directions of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. www.cochranfuneral.com

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Edgardo R. "Eddie" Madrid

Edgardo R. "Eddie" Madrid of Hackettstown, N.J. died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, he was 75 yrs. old. Born April 27, 1939 in Honduras, he was the son of the late Virgilio & Ada Solis Madrid. He has lived in the Hackettstown area since 1968 coming from Morristown, N.J.. Eddie worked at JCP&L, Dover, N.J. as a mechanic retiring in 1996. He is survived by his loving partner of over 20yrs., Janice Stiefel with whom he lived. Former wife Irma Madrid. Daughter, Marlene Melendez & her husband Rocky. Brother Virgilio Madrid-Solis. Janice's children, Donna & Richard and their children. His loving Grandchild, Andres` and his two "feline" children, Lola & Sylvester. He was predeceased by Janice's children, Debra & Glenn as well as his son, Mark Madrid. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. Online condolences may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Phyllis M. Mills

Phyllis Mae Mills, 87 of Hope, N.J., formerly of Budd Lake, N.J. died on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Forest Manor Health Care in Hope, N.J.. Born November 21, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harry & Lily Maymard Hooper. Phyllis retired many years ago as a secretary for Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn. She is survived by a son William and his wife Debra Mills, two daughters; Carol and her husband Paul Kott, Barbara Mills and her companion Margaret McCann. Her loving grandchildren, Christopher Mills and his wife Jennifer as well as Joyce Verderosa. Great Granddaughters, Emily and Lily. The visitation and funeral services will be on Monday, 3-31-14 from 10am to 12pm with services beginning at noon. Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Elizabeth Ann Muntz

Elizabeth Ann Muntz, 83, of Bethlehem, PA, died on March 6, 2014 at the Old Orchard Manor Care Center in Easton, PA. She was born in Somerville, NJ on July 15, 1930 to the late Alfred and Susan (Gibson) Crichton.  She is survived by her husband, Edward A. Muntz at home.

Elizabeth graduated from St. John's Nursing Episcopal Hospital in Brooklyn, NY as a Registered Nurse and before her retirement was employed at the Merry Heart Nursing Home.

In addition to her husband, Elizabeth is survived by three sons, Michael E. Muntz, John D. Muntz, Eric C. and his wife Sonya Muntz, One brother, John Crichton. 4 grandsons and 1 grandaughter.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ 07838.

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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Nancy J. Martin

Nancy J. Martin, 59, of Upper Black Eddy, PA., passed away on January 24, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.  Born on June 17, 1954  in Newark, NJ to Arthur J. and Erna M. (Haake) Martin.

Nancy was a graduate of West Morris Regional High School, Class of 1972.  She was employed as a Dispatcher for Jersey Central Power & Light, Forked River, NJ. She was a member of St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riegelsville, PA., member of the ASPCA, she loved animals and bowling; enjoyed crocheting, knitting and making jewelry.

In addition to her parents, Nancy is survived by a daughter, Dawne Moyer, two sisters, Cindy and her husband Brad Simmons and Ingrid and her husband Sam Urban; two grandchildren, two nephews and several cousins in Germany.  She was predeceased by a son, (late) Chris Moyer.

Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Interment will be in German Valley Rural Cemetery, Long Valley, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301.

Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Eleanor J. Michalko

Eleanor Michalko, age 74, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 after a long illness at the Andover Nursing Home. Eleanor was born on May 5th 1939 in Lake Placid, NY.

Eleanor was a long time resident of Hackettstown, NJ where she owned the Vegetarian Nutrition Center for over 20 years and was a well established businesswomen in the community. Eleanor was a member of the Church of the St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown where she was involved in the church choir. She was also a graduate of Churchman’s Business School.
 
Eleanor is survived by her three sons: Michael Michalko of Spokane, WA, John Michalko of Hackettstown, NJ and Robert Michalko of Blairstown, NJ. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Paul, son Paul and daughter Evelyn. Grandchildren: Erin, Kara, Rana, Tiffany, Jessica, Jadwin, Josias, Morgan, Chloe, and Ethan. Great grandchild: Jacob. Surviving siblings: Ray Trudell, Eugene Trudell,  and Marie McMahon and many nieces and nephews.
 
Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Friday, January 10th 2014 between the hours of 4-8pm. There will be a Church Mass on January 11th 2014 at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, High Street, Hackettstown, NJ at 11 am. Cremation is private.
 
Flowers can be sent to Cochran Funeral Home or donations can be sent to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton NJ 07860.

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James Mills

 James Mills, age 91, Hope, NJ died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Forest Manor Health Care Ctr. of Hope, NJ.  James was born May 2, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Frederick and the late Lizzie (Boothe) Mills.  He was married to Phyllis Mae Hooper. 

 He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1946. James previously worked for  UPS as an Office Manager. 

 He is survived by his wife: Phyllis Mae (Hooper) Mills, 1 son; William Mills and wife Debra, 2 daughters; Caro Kott and husband Paul,  Barbara Mills and companion Margaret McCann.

 The funeral service will be held 12:00 pm on Saturday, December 28 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev Robert Mayer officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

 Calling hours will be Saturday, December 28 from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Edward Morgan, Jr.

 Edward Morgan, Jr., age 75, of Hackettstown formerly of Brooklyn, NY died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Home.  Edward was born August 25, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Edward and the late Frances (Martinez) Morgan. He is also predeceased by one brother, Dennis.   

 He served in the 6th fleet of the United States Navy during peacetime.  He was employed by the United States Mission to the United State Embassy in New York City, NY as a Cryptologist, serving under many U.S. Ambassordors within the United Nations and retired after 35 years of service.  Ed was a member of the Hackettstown VFW, Post 282 and St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption Church, Hackettstown.  He loved the New York Yankees, NY Giants and Penn State sports teams.   Ed was an avid history buff, enjoyed classic movies and music, coaching youth sports and being a father to many of the children he coached. Most of all he lived to enjoy every moment with his wife, children, grandchildren and family.

 He is survived by his wife: Iris (Trinidad) Morgan, two daughters Candice Morgan, Christine Santigo and husband Michael;  2 Sons; Edward Morgan and wife Elizabeth, Michael Morgan and wife Sarah; 1 sister; MaryAnn Wider and husband  Al ; 7 grandchildren, Tyler, Drew, Ava, Benjamin, Jocelyn, Ryan, Sydney.  Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, November 30 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

Calling hours will be Friday, November 29 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 Diabetes Association, New Jersey-Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160

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Robert Mastondrea

Robert Mastondrea, 76, of Mansfield Township, NJ died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Born in Hackensack, NJ on August 5, 1937 to the late John and Antoinette (Squillace) Mastondrea.  Robert is survived by his wife of 47 years, Virginia (Humes) Mastondrea.

Robert was a graduate of North Arlington High School, North Arlington, NJ. He lived in Mansfield Township, NJ since 1970 coming from Jersey City, NJ.  He retired in 1998 from Exxon in Clinton, NJ as a Research Technician.  He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves;  active with the Boy Scouts; member of the Cherry Ridge Rifle Association; he crafted sailing vessels, was a gunsmith and practiced Tai Chi for 30 years, was a military history buff particularly the Civil War and was an avid reader.

In addition to his wife Virginia, Robert is survived by a son Christian and his wife Amanda Mastondrea; a sister Celeste and her husband Vincent Reynolds; and his first grandchild on the way.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Fox Terrier Club, C/O Virginia Mastondrea, 1759 Rt. 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with Robert's name as memo.

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Janet Evelyn Mulvey

Janet Evelyn Mulvey, 62, of Long Valley, NJ died on Thursday, October 31, 2013.  She was born to the late James and Evelyn Hunter on April 30, 1951 in Ashland, OH.  Janet received her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and in 1976 married Michael Mulvey.  The two lived together in Long Valley ever since.

Janet's career after college began at McGraw-Hill in NYC until her marriage.  She later started her own copyediting business from home working with major authors on numerous successful publications.  Janet eventually transitioned full-time into the pharmaceutical industry, advancing to Area Sales Manager for Sanofi-Aventis before retiring in 2002.

Janet had been an active member of the Long Valley Junior Women's Club, PTA, and Meals-On-Wheels program for Our Lady Of the Mountain parish.  She was also a passionate and talented cook and an avid beach lover, especially the Jersey Shore.

Janet is survived by her husband and three children; Michael & wife Gina Mulvey of San Francisco, CA; Mark Mulvey of New York, NY; and Kathleen Mulvey of Somerville, NJ; one brother; James & wife Louise Hunter and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother Thomas Hunter.

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

A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 11:30 AM at St. Mark's Church, 59 Spring Lane, Long Valley, NJ 07853.

Interment will be in Our Lady Of The Mountain Cemetery, Schooley's Mtn. Road, Long Valley, NJ following the Mass.

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Mary T. Miller

Mary T. Miller, 70, of New York City, NY died on September 1, 2013 at the home of her brother in Allamuchy Township, NJ. Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 6, 1943 to the late Charles and Helen (Start) Miller.

Mary lived in New York for 50 years and was a parishioner of St. Catherine's R.C. Church, NY;  Mary was an Administrative Assistant for 51 years at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY.

She is survived by her brother and his wife, Michael and Linda Miller, Allamuchy Township, NJ and a sister and her husband, Monica and John Counihan.

A funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church, Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ.  Interment will be in the Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Road,  Newton, NJ 07860.

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Shirley A. Miller

Shirley A. Miller, 75, ofGreat Meadows, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ. with her family by her side. Born in Stroudsburg, PA. to the late Russell E Eilber, Sr. and Josephine (Sebring) Mannix. She was married to Richard "Digger" Miller, her husband of 58 years.

Shirley lived in Warren County since 1975 coming from Stroudsburg, PA.  She and her husband were the owner/operators of
Pequest Granite in Great Meadows, NJ. She was a life member and former Treasurer of the Independence First Aid Squad, Great Meadows, N.J..  Shirley was also retired school bus driver after 45 years of service; her final 25 years were with the Liberty Twp. Board of Education.

She is survived by her husband, Richard "Digger" Miller at home; Two Daughters, Linda and Husband Mark Krsulic of Hackettstown, N.J., Lucinda and husband William Deitman of LaGrange, GA., and a Son Michael and wife Dorothy Miller, Hackettstown, N.J., Two brothers, Dalton Serfass, Newport, PA and Russer Eilber Jr., Moneta, VA; Three grandchildren, Erica Miller, Austin, TX., Jessica and Matthew Kolba, Mt. Bethel, PA. and two Great Grandchildren; She predeceased by a son and daughter in law, Barry Miller Sr. & his wife Susan (Rauchenberger) Miller (2007) and a grandson, Barry Miller, Jr. (2010)

Memorial Services will be held graveside at Pequest Union Cemetery, 30 Cemetery Rd., Great Meadows, N.J on Saturday, August 17, 2013 At 11:00am with luncheon to follow at the Independence First Aid Squad, 3 Regina Lane, Great Meadows, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Independence First Aid  Squad, PO Box 137, Great Meadows, NJ 07838.

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Helen Mooney

Helen Mooney, age 82, of Sumrall, MS died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Southern Ocean County Hospital of Manahawkin, NJ. Mrs. Mooney was born January 5, 1931 in Fairmount, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Constantine and Anna (Bertschi) Gapinski. She married Wilbur Mooney. 
 
She was employed by Hackettstown National Bank as a Secretary. 
 
Helen was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, NJ.
She loved spending time with her family.
 
She is survived by her Husband: Wilbur Mooney; a Son, Wilbur Mooney, Jr.; Daughter, Constance Muir; Daughter and Son in Law, Barbara And James Walker; Daughter and Son in Law, Patricia And Jeffery Gordon; Daughter and Son in Law, Jeanne Marie And John Plotts.
She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
 
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Friday, July 19 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery.
 
Calling hours will be Thursday, July 18 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.
 
Arrangements made under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Inc.
 
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Philip Marchese

Philip Marchese, age 50, Minisink Hills, PA. died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Pocono Medical Center of East Stroudsburg, PA. Philip was born September 14, 1962 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of Pauline (Cuccia) and the late Pasquale Marchese. He was married to Caroline (Jones) Marchese. 
 
He was a Plumber with 31 years of service for the Plumbers Local Union #1, New York City, NY and was a member of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club. Philip was a devoted father, who spent most of his time with his beloved son Pasquale.
 
He is survived by his wife: Caroline (Jones) Marchese and his 3 year old son, Pasquale Marchese; his mother Pauline (Cuccia) Marchese; 2 brothers: Nicholas Marchese and wife Myra "Sam", Robert Marchese; nieces and nephews: Nicholas Marchese, Francesca Henry and husband Ross, Caroline & Kristy Baumgartner; Marissa, Sarah & Brianna Jones and Zander Medrano; 1 great nephew; Johnny Henry.
 
 
The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 15 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following visitation.
 
Calling hours will be Friday, June 14 from 4-8 pm and Saturday, June 15 from 11 am – 1 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pasquale Marchese Trust Fund.

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John Nelson McCrea

John Nelson McCrea, age 83, Oxford, NJ died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Warren Haven Nursing Home of Oxford, NJ. John was born October 2, 1929 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late Frank and Florence (Eldridge) McCrea. He was married to the late Evelyn (Amoroso) McCrea. 
 
He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1946 to 1951. He was employed by Hoffman LaRoche in Belvidere, NJ as a Supervisor. John was an avid reader and loved to explore with his metal detector.
 
He is survived by 2 sons; Steve McCrea and wife Nancy of Hackettstown, NJ and  Alan McCrea and wife Sara of Hackettstown, NJ. 2 brothers; Fred McCrea of OH and Warren McCrea of PA; sister: Amanda Fuhro of TX.
 
Cremation is private. Arrangements by Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Rosalie M. Macaluso

Rosalie M. Macaluso, age 89, of Liberty Township, NJ died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J. Rosalie was born March 12, 1923 in Manhattan, New York. She is the daughter of the late Nicholas and Jennie (Brescia) Lanzetta. She was married to the late Dominic Macaluso.

She was employed by Lord & Taylor, Manhattan, NY as a Key Punch Operator.
Rosalie was a parishioner of Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church; she lived in Liberty Township, NJ with her loving family for 2 1/2 years coming from Florida and New York. She loved her family and enjoyed doing puzzle books.

She is survived by a Son, Jimmy Macaluso; a Daughter & Husband, Theresa & Jim Nicolls; Brother & Wife, Nicholas, Jr. & Barbara Lanzetta; a Sister, Marie Lanzetta; 4 Grandchildren, Gabriel, Angelo, Matthew and Sean.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery , Pinelawn, Long Island, NY

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 2, 2012 from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Homemakers of Warren County, 18 Broad Street, Washington, N.J. 07882

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Louis Malavarca

Louis Malavarca, age 89, of Hackettstown, NJ, died Friday, December 28, 2012 at Heath Village of Hackettstown, NJ. Mr. Malavarca was born June 6, 1923 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Amadeo and the late Nicoletta (Deceasar) Malavarca. He was married to the late Mary (Bell) Malavarca. In addition Louis is predeceased by his sister; Carmela, his daughter in law; Janet and his brother in law Nick. 

Louis proudly served in the US Army during WWII, he landed on Normany Beach "D" day on his 21th birthday.  He was the Owner/Operator of Gemini Reality for many years. Mr. Malavarca was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Long Valley, NJ, was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Junior Essex Troop, West Orange, NJ.  Louis also served das the State Chairmen of the Republican Party. He enjoyed bowling and was a devoted father and grandfather.

He is survived by his daughter; Joni Cowles and husband KC, his 2 sons; Richard Malavarca and wife Catherine, Steven Malavarca; a sister; Yolanda Caputo, 2 brothers; Ed Malavarca and wife Catherine, Ralph Malavarca and wife Helen; 4 grandchildren; Lucas, Samantha, Jenna and Evan.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5 from 10 am to 12 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley,NJ 07853 in memory of Louis.

 

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Mary Malavarca

Mary Malavarca, age 89, of Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ, formally of Bernardsville and South Orange, NJ  died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J. Mary was born August 17, 1923 in Kearny, NJ. 
 

Mary was a parishioner of Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church, Long Valley, NJ; during WW II she was a statistical draftsman for the Army Highly Classified Unit; she was an avid reader and artist;  Mary helped save the Great Swamp in Morristown; Mary was a real estate broker; licensed interior decorator and  worked undercover for the Burns Detective Agency.

She was a loving wife and mother and is survived by her husband: Louis Malavarca;  sons Richard & wife Catherine Malavarca; Steven Malavarca;  daughter: Joni and husband Kent Cowles; sister: Regina Brown; 4 Grandchildren, Lucas, Samantha, Jenna And Evan; late daughter in law, Janet Malavarca.

A memorial Mass will be held 12:30 pm on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ Burial is private.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 29 from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Mary R. Moye

Mary Rose Dubulis Moye, 86, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2012 at Warren Haven Nursing Home in Oxford, New Jersey. The devoted mother of two sons, Kenneth H. (Suzen) Moye of Hardwick; and James R. Moye of Andover; four loving grandchildren Mark A. Matyas Moye of Nutley; Gary C. (Jennifer) Moye of Frelinghuysen; Melissa Moye and Shannon Moye, both of Tranquility; and two dear great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Caitlyn Moye of Frelinghuysen and a sister, Carol Cutler of Milltown and several nephews, nieces and cousins. She was predeceased by her former husbands, Henry Solinski and James J. Moye; parents, Alberta  (nee Soroka) Ambrose and Joseph Dubulis; and step-father Frank C. Ambrose; siblings, Robert Dubulis; Helen Szymd; Charles Dubulis; and Alberta Duffy.

Born on May 18, 1926 in Portage, Pennsylvania, Mary and her family relocated to Newark, New Jersey where she first married Henry Solinski and spent her early adult life in Ironbound Newark. She worked at the A&P Bakery and then as a Bookkeeper for Marriott Food Services in Newark. She later married James Moye. She resided in Plainfield and Toms River until relocating to Hackettstown in 1997.

We will cherish her memory, mourn her passing, and celebrate her life at a viewing at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840 (908) 852-3361 on Sunday, December 2 from 3-7 pm. At 4:30 pm (during the viewing time) Reverend Frank Fowler of Trinity United Methodist Church will lead a brief prayer service. On Monday at 10 am there will be a Christian Burial Service from Cochran Funeral Home led by Monsignor Francis Seymour of St. Cecelia’s R.C. Church, Kearny, NJ. Interment is at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Warren Haven Nursing Home, One East Wing, 350 Oxford Road, Oxford, New Jersey 07853 – Attention Laura Decker.
 

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JoAnne McNulty

JoAnne McNulty, age 63, Budd Lake, NJ died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ.  JoAnne was born May 3, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Isabella (Bonner) Buirkle.  In addition to her parents Joanne is predeceased by 1 sister: Cassie. 

 

JoAnne was a Homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family.  She was a volunteer for ARC and the Special Olympics where she was the Bowling Coach.  JoAnne was a member of St. Jude’s RC Church, Budd Lake, NJ.   

 

She is survived by her husband: John McNulty; 3 daughters: Meghan, Kerry and Catherine McNulty; a brother: Joseph; 4 sisters: Bella, Margaret, Marie, and Regina. Many nieces and nephews.

 

Visiting with the family will be Friday, November 16 from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

 

For those desiring donations may be made to ARC – Association of Retarded Citizens of Morris County, 27 Main Street, Flanders, NJ 07836.  www.arcmorris.org in memory of JoAnne.

 

 

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Margot M. Malloy

Margot M. Malloy, age 88, of Watchung, NJ formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at home. Margot was born December 27, 1923 in Guben, Germany. She is the daughter of the late Martin and the late Magdelina (Stobbe) Padags. She was married to the late Patrick Malloy. She was also predeceased by her daughter Patricia Ruffo and her brother Karl Padags.

She was employed by Roxbury Medical Group as a Medical Technologist for many years. She was born of the Catholic faith and was a former member of the Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Long Valley, NJ. She was a long time member of the St. Mary’s PTA, Hackettstown and the Mt. Olive Senior Citizens, Mt. Olive. Margot enjoyed crocheting, gardening, reading and going on trips to LBI.

She is survived by her 3 daughters: Peggy Byk and her husband Don, Karen Vogtman and her husband Barry, Frances Malloy, and her 2 sons: Sean, and Kevin Malloy and his wife Kathy; 1 son-in-law, Jefferey Ruffo, 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11 am at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Long Valley immediately following the mass. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6-9 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Atlantic Home Care Hospice, 465 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960 or www.atlantichealth.org in memory of Margot.

 

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Dorothy L. Mitchell

Dorothy L. Mitchell, age 81, of Manchester, NJ died Monday, September 24, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J. Dorothy was born September 22, 1931 in West NY, NJ. She is the daughter of the late John and Thelma (Stepback) Burkert. She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Mitchell in 2003.

She was employed by Henry O. Baker, Dover, NJ as an Insurance Claims Adjuster.
Dorothy was a member of the Leisure Knoll Book Club and was an avid reader. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by ; a son and wife, John Arthur & Kathy Peterson; a daughter and husband, Nancy & Charles Guerriere; brother John Burkert; daughter in law, Debra Peterson; grandson and wife, Peter & Colleen Guerriere; grandson and fiancé, Robert Guerrier & Wisam; grandson and fiancé, Bryan Peterson & Mandy; grandson, Scott Peterson; predeceased by a son, late Andrew Peterson.

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ

Calling hours will be Friday, September 28, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St., 7th Floor, NY, NY 10014 and a Veterans Organization of your choice.
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Sandra L. Manno

Sandra L. Manno, age 85, of Hackettstown died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. Sandra was born September 19, 1927 in Hackettstown, N.J.. She is the daughter of the late Harry E. and Gertrude (Shires) Cudney. She was predeceased by her husband, Fortunato "Ben” Manno in 1977.

Sandra graduated from Hackettstown High School, class of 1945. She worked at Centenary College for over 30 years in many different capacities. In the 1980's the Centenary College yearbook, "The Hack" was dedicated to her for her outstanding service and dedication to the college. Sandra was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain parish and St. Mary's Church of the Assumption. Sandra was a member of several senior groups over the years including Independence and Hope. She was an avid Yankee and Giants fan. Her greatest joy came in spending time with her family, attending their events and watching them grow.

She is survived by her children James Manno and wife Diane, Ann Greszczak and husband Paul, Christine Manno and husband Michael and Michael Manno and wife Joann. She also has six grandchildren, grandson & wife, John & Amy McConnell; grandaughter & her husband, Dawn & Michael Simonetta; Grandaughter , Bethany Manno; Grandaughter , Diane (Dee Dee) Manno; grandaughters, Teri And Lori Greszczak; 7 Great Grandchildren, John, Moira, Jared, Michael, Benjamin, Ty & Madison; 2 Nieces, Sharon Orange and Judith Dodler

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ following the Mass.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to NJ Special Olympics in honor of her grandaughter, Diane "Dee Dee"; the Kidney Foundation in honor of her grandaughter Bethany or a charity of your choice.



 

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Arlene Mergner

Arlene Mergner, 71, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Mrs. Mergner was born July 18, 1940 in Newark, NJ to Frank and Helen (Rizzolo) Bongo.

Arlene graduated from Barringer High School in 1958 and later attended Warren County College. She worked at M&M Mars prior to obtaining her real estate license and working at Centennial Real Estate in Hackettstown for several years.

She enjoyed gardening, reading, genealogy, antiquing, family dinners and spending time at the beach, especially with her two grandsons.

Mrs. Mergner is survived by her sister; Rosemary Stanko, Sons; Don DalCielo and Robert Stanko, Daughters; Elena Mergner and Tami Jensen, Son-in-Law; John Jensen, 2 Grandsons who were her pride and joy, John and Chris Jensen.

She is preceded in death by her mother Helen Bongo, Nephews: Michael and David Stanko and Niece, Lori Stanko.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ, 07840. A Mass will be offered Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Nutley, NJ. Burial will follow at Glenndale Cemetery, Bloomfield, NJ.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society 6725 Lyon Street, PO Box 7, East Sayracuse, NY, 13057.

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Richard T. Millman


Richard T. Millman, age 60, of Allamuchy Township, NJ formally of Budd Lake, NJ died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ. Richard was born October 18, 1951 in West Orange, NJ. He is the son of Thomas Gerard and Viola (Haussler-Keating) Millman. He is married to Diana L.(O'Dell) Millman.

He was employed by Warren Distributing, Flanders, NJ for 25 years as a Route Driver.
Richard enjoyed riding his motorcycle and going camping. He loved his 2 pugs, Scooby and Pepper.

He is survived by his wife: Diana L.(O'Dell) Millman at home; 1 Daughter - Alyssa Millman, Montclair, NJ; his parents- Thomas Gerard and mother Viola (Haussler-Keating) Millman, Brick, NJ; Stepson & Companion, Richard Snyder & Judy Clifton, PA; Predeceased by a Sister, Karen Ann Lawhorne (1996).



The funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. Burial will be Private.

Calling hours will be Saturday, May 26 from 1:00 - 2:00 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Curly Tail Pug and Rescue, PO Box 324, Bearsville, NY 12409.


 

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Helen Marie Burke Mulvihill

Helen Marie Burke Mulvihill, age 94, lifelong resident of Hackettstown died Friday, April 6, 2012 at House of the Good Shepherd of Hackettstown, NJ. Mrs. Mulvihill was born July 2, 1917 in Hackettstown, NJ. She is the daughter of the late William and the late Lena (Riedinger) Burke. She was married to the late Arthur Mulvihill.  In addition to her parents and husband Helen is also predeceased by her sister Irene Byrne. 

Helen was a teacher of cosmetology for the Sussex County Vocational-Technical School, Sparta, NJ. She was a member of: the NJ Hair Fashions Committee, NJ Master Hairdressers Association and the NJ Education Association. Helen was licensed for teaching with the NJ State Board of Beauty Culture. Taught for Rutgers University at Bergen Tech in Hackensack and was self employed for many years in the Beauty Industry. She taught many courses in hair styling, cosmetology and hair coloring at several universities and technical colleges. In addition to her love of teaching she enjoyed painting, playing the piano and organ.

She is survived by her son; Robert J. Mulvihill and wife Carolyn, Hackettstown, NJ; 1 Brother William Burke and wife Agnes, Hackettstown, NJ; a Grandson, Robert Mulvihill,, Port Murray, NJ and a Granddaughter, Shelly Eckhardt and husband Peter, Hackettstown, NJ.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10 am, St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

Calling hours will be Monday, April 9, 2012 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hackettstown First Aid & Rescue Squad, PO Box 201, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.
 

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Leonard J. Mooney, Sr.


Leonard Joseph Mooney, Sr. age 98, died February 11, 2012 at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Oxford, NJ.  Leonard was born April 4, 1913 in Hackettstown to the late James and Jeanette nee-Riedinger Mooney.
Leonard graduated from Hackettstown High School in 1932, having played varsity football, basketball and baseball. He was employed as a teller by the Hackettstown National Bank until 1943, when he enlisted in the US Marines and served in the Pacific during World War II.  He returned to work at the bank after his discharge in 1946. He and his wife, Helen were married in 1948. He retired from the then First National State Bank of New Jersey as Assistant Vice-President in 1978. He resided in Hackettstown and he and is wife were avid bowlers. He was active in his church, St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, the Knights of Columbus Joyce Kilmer Council# 2483, and the American Legion Blue Ridge Post # 164, all in Hackettstown, NJ.

Leonard is predeceased by his wife, Helen nee-Rogers Mooney (2003), a stepson, Roger Domeraski, his brother, James Mooney, and his sister, Marion Petro.

He is survived by his son Leonard Jr. and his wife Judith, his stepson Vincent and his wife Lynn Domeraski,a brother Wilbur and his sister, Barbara Slachetka.3 Grandchildren, Justin, Michael and Elizabeth; 5 Great Grandchildren, Kaelee, Autumn, Chloe, Evan and Olivia.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 4 - 8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Interment will be at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

In lieu of flowers, donations in Leonard's memory to the Knights of Columbus, 142 Liberty St., Hackettstown, NJ

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Richard C. McPhail, Sr.

Richard C. McPhail, Sr.66, Died 1/24/2012 his residence. Richard lived in Great Meadows, NJ and was born in Kingston, PA. on 6/27/1945.

Richard was the loving companion of Sherry Levins.

The son of the late Richard and Adele (nee Dugan) McPhail.
Predeceased Brother:Donald McPhail.

Richard is survived by 1 son Richard McPhail Jr., of Ocala Fl. and 4 Nieces.

Richard was a Computer Programmer for Express Grips of Minnesota for many years.
Richard had a love for electronics and computers, and was very fond of music, but most of all had a great love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Visitation: Friday 1/27/2012 from 2:00-4:00 PM and from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 HIgh Street, Hackettstown NJ, 07840.

Services: Friday 1/27/2012 at 8:00 PM at the Cochran FUneral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Klauska Mac Clellan

Klauska "Kathy" Mac Clellan, 77, died 02/01/2012 in Muncy, PA. Klauska lived in Bath, PA. and was born in Holland, The Netherlands on 03/22/1934.
Kathy was the wife of the late James "Jay" Mac Clellan, and daughter of the late Frans and Renske (Kuipers).

Kathy is survived by: 3 Sons: Paul and his wife Sherron Mac Clellan, Freehold, NJ; Donald and his wife Christine Mac Clellan, Washington Twp., NJ; Richard Mac Clellean, Bath, PA. 2 Step-Sons: Patrick and his wife Nancy Mac Clellan, Lebanon Twp., NJ; Frederick Mac Clellan, Weldon, NC. 1 Step-Daughter: Marilyn, New York State. 3 Grandchildren, 5 Step-Grandchildren, 6 Step-Grandchildren and extended Family in Europe.

Klausla "Kathy" was a homemaker.

Klauska enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and was an avid reader.

Family request in Lieu of flowers; Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365.

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Robert A. Mendelsohn, Sr.

Robert A. Mendelson Sr., 66 died 01/13/2012 in Warren Hospital, Phillispburg, NJ. Robert lIved in Mt. Bethal Pa. and Belvidere, NJ since 1991; previously he lived in Bangor, PA. and was born in North Wildwood, NJ on 01/12/1946.

Robert was the husband of dear friend and former mives; Cynthia Schustereit and Kim Young. Son of Richard E.A. (and wife Leta) Mendelsohn and Laura (and husband Howard Eugene) Thompson.

Robert is survived by; Dear friends and former wives-Cynthia Schustereit, Austin, TX. and Kim Young, Windgap, PA., 3 Sons: Robert A. Jr. and his wife Lisa Mendelsohn, Mt. Bethal, PA; Jeffery R. Mendelsohn, East Bangor, PA; Christopher Mendelsohn, Bangor, PA., 2 Daughters: Katherine M. and her husband Frederick Ainsworth, Saylorsburg, PA; Cassandra H. Mendensohn, Bangor, PA., 7 Brothers, 1 Sister, 18 Grandchildren, Many Nieces and Nephews., Father- Richard E.A. and his wife Leta Mendelsohn. Mother: Laura and her husband Howard Eugene Thompson.

Robert was a Fabricator with Lazy Man Grills, Belvidere, NJ for 10 years, previously employed at M & M Mars, Hackettstown NJ, 07840 for 19 years.

Robert Proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Member of the American Legion Belvidere Post No. 131, Belvidere, NJ; former member of the American Legion in Bangor, PA; former member of the V.F.W; he was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Visitation: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:00-8:00 PM at the Cochran FUneral HOme, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ, 07840.

Services: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 7:00 PM during the visitation at Cochran Funeral Home.

In Lieu of Flowers: Memorial donations to the American Legion, Belvidere Post No. 131, Belvidere, NJ 07823.

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