Obituaries

Alphabetical Listing - 2012 - 2020:
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Margaret Domanowski

 Margaret Domanowski, age 85, of Blairstown, formerly of Hackettstown died Monday, April 20, 2020 at Forest Manor Health Care Center.  Margaret was born September 16, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Charles and Pauline (Ferraro) Longo.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edmond Domanowski, Sr., her brothers, Emanuel "Sonny" Longo, Salvatore Longo, her sisters, Josephine Longo, Rachel Curtis, Vera Witt, Cecelia Andrews, Carrie Albanese and Gail Fern.

She was formerly employed by Futurura Photo Screens, Linden, NJ as a Silk Screen, Arts/Graphic Designer.  Margaret enjoyed trips to Casino’s, watching figure skating, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and archery.  She was an avid NY Yankee fan, most of all she was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family very much. 

She is survived by her loving son Edmund, Jr. and his wife Kim, her brothers, her sisters, Maria Itliano, Gina Pelliccio, her cherished grandson, Edward Mazura and great grandson, Gavin Mazura.

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

For those desiring donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN in memory of Margaret.

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Helen Danitz

Helen Danitz, age 88, of, Belvidere, NJ died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Karen Ann Quinlan in Fredon, NJ.  Helen was born September 4, 1931 in Oxford, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Burke) Otten. Helen was also predeceased by two brothers Charles Otten, and Edward Otten and a sister Mary Otten Stothoff . 
 

Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt to her family.
 

She graduated from Jersey City Medical Center and worked as an X-ray technician at Muhlenburg Hospital in Plainfield NJ and also Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ.  She then completed her education at Trenton State College and received her B.S. in Education.  She co-founded Lakeside Preschool in Mt. Lake, NJ in 1973 and later founded Liberty Learning Center and was owner/Director until 2000 when she retired.
 

Helen enjoyed music, art, museums and visiting NYC. She enjoyed many family vacations with her family at the Jersey Shore.  She loved tennis, golf, The Yankees and the NY Giants.  She loved living at Mt. Lake and was a member of the Mt. Lake Ladies Auxillary and the Liberty Township Environmental Commission.  She served on the Warren County Election Board as a district poll worker for many years.  She was a member for many years with the "Shake It Up" exercise group in Hackettstown, NJ.  She also attended Tia Chi classes.  She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Belvidere, NJ and a volunteer at the local food bank.
 

She is survived by a sister; Kathleen Lamb and husband Robert, daughter; Lauren Toro  and Husband Richard, son Robert Danitz and wife Tammy, daughter; Judy McDonnell and husband Jerry.  Helen was blessed with seven grandchildren, Brad (wife Erica), Kristen, Jared, Ryan, Andrew, Rachel and Matthew and two great grandchildren Natalie and Brody as well as beloved nieces and nephews.
 

Visitation Sunday February 16, 2020 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
 

A Graveside Service will be held Monday February 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at Hazen Cemetery in Belvidere, NJ.
 

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Karen Ann Quilan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Helen. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Linwood R. Davis, Jr.

 Linwood R. Davis, Jr, age 88, of Hackettstown died Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Hackettstown, NJ. Linwood was born September 20, 1931 in Cedarville, NJ to the late Linwood R, Sr. and Ethel (Blizzard) Davis. In addition to his wife he was predeceased by his daughter, Cherie Lynn Muller, brother, Kenneth Davis and great grandson, Gaige Davis.

He was employed by Catholic Arch Diocese, Orange, NJ as a Bookkeeper for many years before retiring.   Linwood enjoyed playing games on the computer and spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by two sons; Linwood R. Davis, III and wife Barbara and Glenn Davis, three grandchildren; Amanda Ort and husband Jake, Peter Davis and Michael Davis, one great grandson, Mason Davis.

A celebration of life and service will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Robert L. Darling

   Robert L. Darling, age 73, of Hackettstown died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital of East Stroudsburg, PA..  Robert was born June 2, 1946 in Morristown, NJ. He is the son of the late Kenneth and the late Dagny (Nelson) Darling.

He was employed by Self Employed as a carpenter for many years.  After he retired, he worked at Barn Yard Sanctuary and was an avid sportsman.  Robert served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 during the Vietnam War.  He also saw active duty while serving his country.       

He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Pozniak) Darling, 3 sons, Robert Jr. and his wife Merliza, Phillip and his wife Sarah, Daniel and his wife Michelle.  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Sierra, Isabella, Ezekiel, Savannah, Aubrey, and Willow.  

The Memorial service will be held 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Chaplin Mario Spadaro officiating.

Calling hours will be Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon at Cochran Funeral Home.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Barn Yard Sanctuary.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/  

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Louise E. Dimiceli

  Louise E. Dimiceli, 66, of East Pharsalia passed away Wednesday evening, October 2. 2019, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home.

   
 Louise was born on December 14, 1952 in Newton, NJ the daughter of Kasmier and Mary (Rudinski) Urevich and was a graduate of the Hackettstown, NJ high school. While living in New Jersey she was employed by the Shop Rite Supermarkets in Netcong, NJ for over 30 years. She and her husband John moved to the area 12 years ago.

     Louise was Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 164 American Legion in Hackettstown and was also a life member of the post. She was also a member of the Norwich B.P.O.E. #1222, a life member of Norwich VFW Post 2782 and a life member of the DAV of Cortland.

     Louise is survived by her husband John of East Pharsalia, step-son John Dimiceli Jr. of Winchester, VA and brothers Kasmier Urevich of Hershey, PA and Leonard Urevich of Anchorage, Alaska.

     Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-6 pm.

     A funeral service for Louise will be held from the Cochran Funeral Home of Hackettstown, NJ on Wednesday, October 9, at 11 am. Interment will be at the Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ.

     Friends may call on Tuesday, October 8, from 4-8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home in Hackettstown, NJ.  American Legion, Hackettstown will hold services on Tuesday at 7:30 pm

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June Elizabeth DeCicco

 June Elizabeth DeCicco, age 90, of Allamuchy, NJ died peacefully Monday, September 23, 2019 at home.  June was born May 12, 1929 in Montclair, NJ to the late David and Emily (Lee) Wall.  In addition to her parents June is preceded in death by her beloved husband Angelo, and her two brothers, David and Donald Wall. 

She was employed by Panther Valley Hotel, Allamuchy, NJ for many years before retiring.  June loved spending time with her family, she cherished cooking and baking for them, especially making famous Christmas cookies.  She was an avid animal lover, enjoyed gardening and painting ceramics.  In addition she was a former member of the Frelinghuysen Seniors Group.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Brycki and husband Joseph, her 2 sons, Angelo DeCicco and wife Mary, Michael DeCicco and wife Charlene, a brother, John Wall, a sister, Jeanie Bogus and husband Jerry, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A Celebration of June’s life will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Eleventh Hour Rescue, P.O. Box 218, Rockaway, NJ 07866 in memory of June.

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Peter Dughi

Peter Dughi of Independence Township, NJ died August 16th 2019. He was a 1974 graduate of Hackettstown High School and a member of the NJ National Guard from 1974 – 1980. He was also the sole proprietor of Dughi’s Welding Service for many years.

He is survived by his wife Karen (nee Robbins), his daughter Linda, his son Brian (and partner Paula Schmitzer) and his best four-legged friend Casey. Also, his mother Lorraine, brother Scott, sister Yvonne Peterson, and several nieces and nephews. His father William preceded him in death.

Remembrance of his life will be private among the family.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. 
Donations in his memory may be made to either the Independence First Aid Squad or the Independence Volunteer Fire Department.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Rajanikant D Desai

Rajanikant D. Desai, age 78 of Hackettstown, NJ, died peacefully Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Bentley Commons at Paragon Village, Mount Olive, NJ.  Raju was born March 29, 1941 in Karwar, India.  He came to the United States in 1963 to earn his Masters of Science degree in Chemistry at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.  

After living in Plainfield, NJ for a few years, he and his wife, Bina built a house and settled down in Andover, NJ in 1970.  He was employed by Reheis, Inc. as an analytical chemist for many years before retiring.  He had a great love for classical Indian music as evidenced by his deep study, practice and performances of percussion on the tabla.  He had a strong passion for traveling and experiencing different sights and cultures around the world.  His love of photography was proudly displayed throughout their home, showcasing all the beautiful sights he captured during his travels with his wife and family.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Bina, their three children Vaishali, Amrita and Chetan, their son-in-law Arun, daughter-in-law Mary, and their five grandchildren -- his pride and joy -- Devan, Raina, Jaymin, Joely & Jiya.

A memorial will be held to celebrate his life on Monday, August 5th, between 6pm and 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home located at 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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John Leary Dunstan

 John Leary Dunstan, age 58, of Budd Lake, NJ died Monday, May 20, 2019 at home.  John was born June 13, 1960 in Waterville, ME to John and Patricia (Morse) Dunstan.    

He served proudly in the US Army 1978 to 1981.  He was previously employed by Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, NJ as a Locksmith, in addition he was very proud of the fact that he was a safe and vault technician from MBA USA.  John enjoyed volunteering with the Gladstone Equestrian Association during their CDE events and he loved his dog, Reagan.    

John is survived by his beloved wife: Lisa (Sprague) Dunstan, his parents John and Patricia (Morse) Dunstan, his siblings, Steven, Jesse, Leslie and Brenda and nieces and nephews.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 3-6 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

Burial is private.

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

 

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Anthony J. DeRose

Anthony J. DeRose, age 79, passed away on April 4, 2019. He was the son of the late Angelo "Skipy" and the late Chancie DeRose.  He’s survived by his loving wife of 57 years Margaret DeRose; Adoring daughters Lisa (DeRose)Grossi and Laura (DeRose)Wisse, two brothers, Bobby and wife Rose DeRose, George and wife Joan DiVito.  Also survived by five beautiful grandchildren Thomas Wisse along with wife Lauren, Lyle Grossi, Cassandra Grossi, Jason Wisse and Tyler Wisse.
Anthony was a devote Catholic that served his parish as a Eucharistic Minister, CYO Counselor and was an active member of the Cursillo movement.
He worked as a mechanical engineer who ascended to a management position for American Can Company and later for Howmedia Company. (Subsidiary of Pfizer Corporation)
I want to end this with our final thoughts. Anthony has left us and is pain free. We will miss him but he is in his glory because he is with the Lord.
On Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:00am will be a celebration of life at: Saint Luke Parish, 256 West Mill Road Long Valley, NJ 07853.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Turner Syndrome Foundation in his honor.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Inc. 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Jeannine Duane

Jeannine (Morrissey) Duane, of Long Valley, NJ, died on Sunday, March 24th, in her home. She was 86.
She was born on December 4, 1932 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Frank and Elsie (Ebersole) Morrissey. She received her doctoral (Ed. D.) degree in education from Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania in 1989. Jeannine taught in elementary schools in Bermuda, Japan, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands and Chester, NJ. On April 15, 1963, Jeannine married William Richard Gault Duane, Jr. (Dick) of New York, NY.

Jeannine was intensely curious, an adventurer at heart, and passionate about elementary education. In 1985, she combined a lifelong interest in space travel and early advocacy of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum for children through her selection as 1 of 2 teachers representing NJ for the NASA Teacher in Space program. She also served on the Board of Education, was active in local politics, and was an avid gardener who loved to cook and paint. Jeannine was devoted to her loving family.

Jeannine was preceded in death by both of her parents and husband Dick. She is survived by her sister Gwendolyn and her husband Peter Salmon, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and 2 great nieces.
A private family entombment is schedule for April 1, 2019 at Somerset Hills Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Basking Ridge, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Challenger Center for Space Education, Attn: Development, 422 First Street SE, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20003. Donations may also be made online.

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Elizabeth "Miriam" DiPeppe

 

Elizabeth “Miriam” (Herrlinger) DiPeppe, 87, of Hackettstown, New Jersey passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 at Heath Village Healthcare Center with her family beside her. Miriam was the beloved wife of 42 years of Roger DiPeppe.

 

Miriam DiPeppe was born on January 19, 1932 in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Miriam was a graduate of Rutgers Douglass College and taught 3rd and 4th grades for 25 years in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School system retiring in 1988.  Miriam had a special love of hiking and the great outdoors completing both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails with Roger.

 

Miriam is survived by son Edward Hansch and his wife Debra of Bridgewater NJ, daughter Marylou Hansch of Jacksonville Fl from her first husband Edward Hansch, and a stepdaughter Lisa DiPeppe of Roselle Park NJ. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Karen Hansch of Bethesda Md and Gregory Hansch of Austin Texas and a sister-in-law Camille Angeli. Miriam is pre-deceased by her sisters Margaret Herrlinger and Dorothy Holt and a stepson Christopher DiPeppe Wolf.

 

A Celebration of Miriam’s life will be held at the Heath Village Auditorium,  430 Schooleys Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ on April 13th at 11 am. Gifts in Miriam’s memory can be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation at 155 East 55th Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022.

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

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

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Genevieve D'Ancicco

Genevieve D’Ancicco, 81, of Morris Plains, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Summit, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Edith Jones Caparoso. Genevieve has lived in the greater Hackettstown, NJ area since 1980 and spent her childhood in Summit, NJ. Prior to her retirement in 2011, Genevieve worked as a computer analyst with the Bear Sterns Corporation of Cedar Knolls, NJ. She was an active parishioner of Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Schooley’s Mountain, NJ and often provided meals for the clergy. Genevieve was a devoted grandmother and was lovingly involved in their lives until her final days. Mrs. D’Ancicco is survived by her beloved husband, Michael and two daughters; Andrea L. Winner and her husband William & Gina Truesdale and her husband Deacon. One brother, Jerry Caparoso of Barnegat, NJ. Four beloved grandchildren; Brian, Rachel, Devon & Joshua. She also has many nieces & nephews. Visitation hours will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. The funeral service will take place at the end of the visitation on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Compassus Hospice Care, 45 Eisenhower Dr., Paramus, NJ, 07652. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Kathleen Maria Donovan

 Kathleen Maria Donovan, age 55, Hackettstown died Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Hunterdon Medical Center of Flemington, NJ. Family and close friends knew her as Marie. Kathleen was born March 31, 1963 in Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of Mary (Lavin) Donovan and the late John P. Donovan. 

She is survived by ; her mother Mary (Lavin) Donovan; 2 sisters, Patricia Donovan,  Bridie Ann Donovan, a brother, Robert Donovan, a niece, Crystal Donovan and 2 great nephews, Wesley and Xander Faller.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Friday, December 14 at Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 13 from 2-7 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Rosalie Margaret Freda Davis

Rosalie Margaret Freda Davis, age 82, of the Mount Olive section of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at home, surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer disease.  Rosalie was born December 26, 1935 in Madison, NJ to the late Peter and Frieda (Picone) Freda.   


Rosalie was the Co-Owner with her husband John, of The After Charbroil Restaurant, Flanders, NJ.  She was an avid reader, loved to cook, was a talented artist and enjoyed traveling.  Most of all she loved her family, living on the Musconetcong River and spending time with her beloved husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.    

She is survived by her devoted husband, John A.  Davis Sr., 2 sons, John A. Davis, Jr and companion  Virginia Daniele, Daniel P. Davis and fiancée, Ginny Fondaco, a beloved daughter, Regina Marie Grohowski and husband James, a brother, Rocco "Rocky" Freda and wife Nancy, 2 sisters, Marie Sapio and husband Nick, Anne Lawless and husband Joe, 10 Grandchildren, Nicole and husband Chris , Amber, Jesse and wife Mikayla, Alina, Julia, Jenna Jeremiah, Eric and Jimmy 5 great grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, Nathan, Damon, Mackenzie, many nieces and nephews,.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 28 at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating  (*Friends please meet at church the morning of the funeral).  Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover following the mass.

Visiting hours will be Monday, August 27 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 Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 in memory of Rosalie.

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Dennis Doner

Dennis Patrick Doner, age 73, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of
Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Memorial Medical
Center in Savannah, GA.
Mr. Doner was born on March 17, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late
James and Bernadette Doner. He was a graduate of St. Francis Prep High
School in Brooklyn where he was a talented swimmer.  He later coached a girl’s high school swim team.
He attended Brooklyn College before he began his career as a surveyor. He continued his career in the
construction industry, and was a member of the International Union of
Operating Engineers. He enjoyed coaching various sports with his children’s teams
as they were growing up and helped create the bylaws for the parent association for the
Hackettstown Hurricane Swim Team. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the
Mountain Catholic Church where he was active in building the church Community
Center. He also worked on the construction of the Panther Valley community in Allamuchy, NJ.   Dennis was an avid New York Giants fan, loved football and was thrilled to have attended three Super Bowls.
For the past several years he was a member of the Sun City Hilton Head
Woodworkers club where he enjoyed creating treasures for his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Doner is survived by his loving wife of 20 years,Melba C. Doner; children, Lenore Fleischer (Robert), Denise Wall(Richard), Dana Hare (Stephen), and Dennis P. Doner, Jr.; their mother,
Elizabeth Payne; 2 sisters; and grandchildren, Grace, Sydney, Brendan,
Olivia, Hayden, Ryan, Kyle, and Julia.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the
Mountain Catholic Church in Long Valley on September 1, 2018 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, the family has set up a fund in Dennis' memory
to benefit the woodworking club in his community, Sun City, that was such a big part of his life in South
Carolina.  This fund will go toward an expansion of the wood shop facility that will take place over the
next 1-2 years. Dennis’ name will be included in the ‘Memoriam’ space, which he would have
loved.  Please send any donation to: Sun City Hilton Head Woodworkers & Modelmakers Guild, 841 Red
Dam Road, Bluffton, SC 29909, Attn: Treasurer. **Put in Memo: DENNIS DONER.

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Antoinette DeMarco

 Antoinette DeMarco, age 91, Hackettstown died Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. DeMarco was born December 27, 1926 in New York City, NY. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Angela (Alleluia) Tarantino. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas DeMarco in 1992 and her brother, Joseph Tarantino.

Antoinette loved to sew and was formerly employed by Bridal Path, Hackettstown as a Seamstress and later at Lobel's Childrens Store, Hackettstown, NJ as a Sales person.   She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and would have fed the world if she could.  She put her friends and family first and would literally give you the shirt off her back if needed.  She will be greatly missed by her loving family and all who had the honor of knowing her.

She is survived by 2 devoted daughters, Angela Ross and husband Robert, Isabella Curry and husband James L., a sister-in-law, Nancy Tarantino, a grandson, Robert M. Ross, Jr., a granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Heavey, 2 great grandsons, Aiden Michael and Austin Thomas Kubie and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Friday, August 24 at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, August 23 from 1-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

For those desiring donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Antoinette.

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Arthur J Dimiceli

 Arthur J. Dimiceli, age 88, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Forest Manor Health Care Ctr. of Hope, NJ.  Arthur was born July 10, 1930 in Hackettstown, N.J... He is the son of the late Arthur Anthony and Josephine (Piasecki) Dimiceli.  He was married to his beloved wife, Agnes Chandler Dimiceli  

 
Art had served in the National Guard Reserve for nine years. He put himself through college by cutting hair of students and faculty in the basement of his dorm.
 
Art played varsity football for the Trenton Lions and holds the record till this day for the most interceptions in one game, 5. He graduated from Trenton State College with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Education from Rutgers University.
 
Art was a Health and Physical education teacher at Hackettstown High School for over 39 years before retiring in 1992. While at Hackettstown High School, he was a longstanding baseball coach for over 34 years. In 1987 the high school baseball field was dedicated in his honor.
 
Most recently he was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame at the Hackettstown High School.
Art also was a loyal NY Mets fan and avid blue bird watcher and loved to go out dancing. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In addition to his parents, Art was predeceased by his sister, Irene Sarno.
 
He is survived by his “beautiful bride” and devoted wife of 60 years; Agnes Chandler Dimiceli, two children; Michele Dimiceli Graziadei and her husband James of Easton, PA and Joseph Dimiceli and his wife JoEllen of Manassas, VA. Two brothers, Edward “Bucky” Dimiceli and George “Peany” Dimiceli both of Hackettstown, four grandchildren; Michael and Kali Graziadei and Joey and Jenna Dimiceli. 
 
The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Monday, August 20 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.
 
Calling hours will be Sunday, August 19 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 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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Frank J. DeFazio

Frank J. DeFazio, 76, of Brooklyn in actuality, of Derby Town in spirit, died peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018 at home. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 4, 1941 to the late Francesco DeFazio and Maria Marzella DeFazio.

Frank was the beloved husband of 58 years to Marilyn Facella DeFazio, and the cherished father to Debra DeFazio Kaczmarek, Frank C. DeFazio, Anthony DeFazio and Denise DeFazio Cruci. He was also the loving father-in-law to Joseph Kosina, Debra Lombardi DeFazio, Jennifer Napoli DeFazio and Edward Cruci. He was “Poppy” to 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He will be remembered by his family and friends for his warmth, his comforting hugs, and his spectacular sense of humor.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. A mass of Catholic burial will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Stroudsburg Cemetery in Stroudsburg, PA.

 

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Agnes DiMaio

Agnes DiMaio, age 88, of Hackettstown died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Merry Heart Nursing Home, Succasunna, NJ.  Agnes was born November 2, 1929 in Phillipsburg, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Amena (Mackoujy) Homay.

Agnes was pre deceased in death by her Husband Samuel DiMaio, Sr, 1 son Anthony, 4 brothers, John, George, Edward, Charles, and by 3 sisters, Anna, Leona, and Minerva.  

She is survived by 2 sons, Samuel DiMaio Jr., Michael DiMaio, and his wife Migdalia.      

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Mary's Church, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Burial will be in Saint Philip & Saint James Cemetery, on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Sharla J. Davis

Sharla Jeanne Davis passed away on Thursday, May 31st, at the age of 51. She was born in Conroe, Texas on January 13th, 1967, and has lived in Hackettstown for much of the past 25 years. She had devoted her entire adult life to caring for her children and family. Her love of God, music, and family defined her.  She lived with her beloved life partner, Rich, where she helped raise her children and step-children. Along with Rich, she is also survived by her 4 children Joshua, Colin, Rachel, and their father Kurt, her son Gavin, and her step-children Jeffrey, Zachary and Brittany.  Sharla was preceded in death by her parents, George and Martha Jones, as well as her sister Melissa. She is survived by her sister Sharon, sister Debbie, as well as many nephews, nieces, and her beloved friends.  A remembrance of Sharla's life will be held at Cochran Funeral Home on Monday, June 4th, from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM. Funeral services will also be held a Cochran Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 5th, at 10 AM.  Sharla cared for everyone around her and put their needs before her own. She will be greatly missed, and the loving impact she made on people’s lives will stay within us all forever.

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Linda L. DiMaio

Linda L. DiMaio, 77, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ with her loving family by her side. Born in Dover, NJ on November 21, 1940, Linda was the daughter of the late Leroy & Ella I. Cline Stager. Linda has lived most of her adult life in Hackettstown and previously lived in Schooley's Mtn, NJ and Denville, NJ. She was a graduate of Hackettstown High School where she met the love of her life and husband of 59 years, Gerald J. DiMaio. Linda worked with her husband as a bookkeeper and secretary for DiMaio Brothers Construction Co. of Hackettstown for many years. Mrs. DiMaio had many interests that included crochet and knitting clothing for friends, neighbors and family. She also loved crossword puzzles and traveling with her family to the New Jersey Shore, Atlantic City and Florida during the winter months. In addition to her loving husband, Gerald, Linda is survived by a son, Gerald J. DiMaio, Jr of Hackettstown and a daughter Antonette Blankenship also of Hackettstown, three beloved grandchildren, Shawna, Ryan & Matthew, one great granddaughter, Isabella. one brother, Edward L. Stager of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and two sisters, Judith Hart of Vernon, NJ & Marilyn Walsh of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Visitation hours will be on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral Service will take place at the Cochran Funeral Home on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Robert Patrick Dumbrill

 Robert Patrick Dumbrill, age 87, of Long Valley, NJ died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at home.  Robert was born April 27, 1931 in London, England to the late Albert and Emma Dumbrill.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife Thelma Florence (Achurch) Dumbrill, three brothers, Albert, George and Cornelius Dumbrill, a son in law, Russell “Rusty” Wilson and a brother in law, John Warren.

He was previously employed by Warren Lumber, Washington, NJ as a Lumber Salesman.  Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling with his wife, and telling stories.  He was an avid European Soccer fan, his favorite team was Manchester United.  Robert served in the British Army during World War II, was a member of the Calaveras Masonic Lodge No. 78/ Ben Ali Shriners Center, San Andreas, CA, and was of catholic faith.  Most of all Robert loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He is survived by 2 daughters, Maria Karen Dumbrill-Johnson and husband Ross,  Beverly Wilson, 1 son, Robert Dumbrill and wife Miriam, a sister , Eileen Warren, 7 grandchildren, Erin, Morgan, Brittany, Cortney, Ashley, Emily and Jacob, 5 great grandchildren, Graeme, Grayson, Seth, Avrie and Piper and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 2-4 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 with service to begin at 4 pm.

Cremation was private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 in memory of Robert. 

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Andrew Phillip Druffner

Andrew Phillip Druffner, 53 of Stroudsburg, Pa, passed away April 11th, 2018 in The Next Step Rehabilitation Center located in Lehighton Hospital. He was born in Denville, NJ.

He was the son of the late Gerald and Irene Druffner. He is survived by his wife Virlaunda, children Rachel and Joshua, sisters Eileen and John Bostonian and Kathleen and Howard Myers, nephews, Phil and Ryan, sister and brother in-law Malena and Nick Viscomi, niece, Adrianna, and nephew, Dominick. He graduated Hackettstown High School in 1984.

He was an avid member of the NRA and Pheasants Forever. He enjoyed hunting, especially bird hunting with his beloved dogs Boots, Julie, and Luna. He was a simple man who touched the hearts of everyone he met. Services will be at The Cochran Funeral Home on Tuesday April 17th, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Youth Pheasant Hunt sponsored by Pheasants Forever Chapter 803. Address: 302 Park Street, Carbondale Pa, 18407.

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Robin Dailey

Robin Dailey, age 58, of Hackettstown died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J.. Robin was born August 25, 1959 in East Stroudsburg, PA.. and is the daughter of Harry and Lois (Coleman) Dailey. She was employed by Muldoon's, Rockaway, NJ as the General Manager. In addition to her work, Robin loved playng cards, traveling and spending time with her loving grandchildren. She is survived by her son; Michael Dailey and wife Dana of Jefferson Hills, PA. Her parents; Harry and Lois Dailey of Hackettstown, NJ, Two brothers; J. Scott Dailey and wife Susan of Hubert, NC, Richard Dailey and wife Tammy of Ormond Beach, FL., one sister; Lori Webb and husband Dale Blairstown, NJ. Three grandchildren; Camryn, Callie and Cole. Nieces and Nephews; Nicole, Ashley, Kyle, Colin, Alex  and Jessica. The Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 31 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. visitation will be prior to the service from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Shirley Depp

 Shirley Depp, age 87, of Hackettstown died Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Shirley was born November 10, 1930 in Fleetwood, PA. She is the daughter of the late William and the late Hattie (Bertolet) Curl.  She married William Depp.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Depp, one son, Dale,  two brothers, George, Lewis, and one sister, Virginia. 

She is survived by one daughter Cynthia Stokes of South Carolina.   

Cremation will be private.Entombment will be private. 

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

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Hackettstown Police Department and also to the Hackettstown rescue squad.    

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

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Gerald R. DeLello

 It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald R. DeLello announces his passing at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer. Jerry passed away peacefully at home on March 19, 2018 surrounded by those he loved.

Jerry will be lovingly remembered and missed by his devoted life partner Sandy DiLeo of Hackettstown NJ and by nieces Jeri-Lynn Loughlin of Oak Ridge, NJ; Phylisa Cerene of Vernon, NJ; Danielle Landers of Frisco, TX; 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews.  Jerry was predeceased by his father & mother, Frank and Vilma and 2 brothers, Frank Jr. and William. 

Jerry was a retired school teacher, having devoted 36 years of his life to teaching special needs children at Mansfield Elementary School in Mansfield Township. NJ.  Jerry had a wonderful sense and humor and in his younger years loved to sing and perform comedy at local venues.

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home in Hackettstown NJ on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Monday, March 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  A funeral service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home on March 26th at 11:30 am with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating.  Burial will follow at Stanhope Union Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice specialists for their support in Jerry’s final days.    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jerry’s memory to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860

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George Harold Deibert, Jr.

 George Harold Deibert, Jr., age 90, South River formerly of Long Valley, NJ died Monday, March 12, 2018 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge, NJ.  Mr. Deibert was born April 26, 1927 in Asbury Park, NJ. He was the son of the late George Harold and Avalene (Lippincott) Deibert, Sr.  In addition to his parents, George is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Esther (Bartlett) Deibert.

He was formerly employed by JCP&L, Morristown, NJ as an Electrical Engineer retiring after 39 years of service.  George received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, he was an avid collector of model trains, stamps and coins.  He was formerly a volunteer and past Chief of the Schooley’s Mountain Fire Department. 

He is survived by three daughters, Linda Jean Deibert, Dianna Lee Brooks and partner, Katya Bowen, Ellen Marie Deibert and husband, Michael Quinn, a grandson, Matthew Ryan Brooks, three great granddaughters, Jennifer, Samantha, and Lucy Mae.

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Luke DeMayo, Sr.

On August 17, 2017 Luke DeMayo Sr was welcomed into Heaven by his wife Geraldine “Gerry,” his parents Peter and Mary, his sister Evie.
 
Born in New York on October 13, 1921, in his youth Luke resided on Parker Street in the Bronx, that is where he met the girl next door, Gerry.  She was the love of his life and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary together in June 2014. Luke loved the time he spent working in NYC and shared many stories of his days at 460 Park Avenue, where he retired after 25 years of service.
 
 Luke and Gerry enjoyed an active retirement in Toms River, NJ. He was a member of the fishing club, baci club, any club that held parties, he was a social butterfly and enjoyed all of the Holiday City activities! His most favorite activity was playing pool, he was the ringer for the Holiday City Berkley pool team and frequently took home 1st place trophies for his 8 ball skills.
 
You never had a conversation with Luke without him singing a melody, telling a joke, or talking about the Yankees. His garage wall in Toms River was filled with pictures of Yankees old timers, boxing pros, and the Rat Pack.
 
Luke cherished his family most. He adored his only child Luke Jr, he wanted only the best for Luke and worked hard to make sure he was well educated.   He was so proud when he graduated college as a Chemical Engineer. He always took good care of his son and later in life his son took good care of him.
 
Luke Jr married Diane and blessed Luke Sr and Gerry with four Grandchildren and their spouses, Keri DeMayo, Melodi Cornetta , Krysti and Matt Mastrolacasa and Christopher and Kelly DeMayo. But to be truthful it was his 6 Great grandchildren who stole his heart, his house was filled with pictures of Cassidy, Christopher, Matteo, Mariella, Layla and Molly.
 
Luke loved the outdoors, taking walks, his time spent in New York City and the Bronx. In his memory we ask that in lieu of flowers that you make a donation to:
 
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to; The New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10438. WWW.NYBG.Org, In memory of Luke DeMayo Sr.
 
Calling hours will be Friday, August 25, 2017 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 Funeral Service will take place, Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:30 am at Cochran Funeral Home, with interment taking place following the service at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ, 07838.

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Evelyn DeStefano

 Evelyn DeStefano, age 81, of Mansfield, NJ died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Ms. DeStefano was born February 13, 1936 in New York City, NY. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Ingeborg (Royland) Sundt.  In addition to her parents, Evelyn is preceded in death by her former husband and friend, Anthony DeStefano, her cherished daughter, Nancy Siems and her beloved sister, Thelma Sumdt.

She was formerly employed by Walmart, Mansfield, NJ as a Cashier for many years. Evelyn loved to shop, watch old movies, knit, crochet, and go to Bingo.

She is survived by her two devoted daughters, Inger Zabriskie and husband Jeff, Susan Cunningham and husband Brian, her loving son, John Charles DeStefano and wife Amy,  Son in law, David Siems, 14 grandchildren; Dayton, Anthony, Alexa, Brian, David, Charles, Brandon, Jakub, Oliver, Gianna, Lexi, Lucca, Jameson and Chance.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Faith Discovery Church, 33 Brass Castle Road, Washington, NJ with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating.  Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, Washington following services.

Visiting will be Thursday, July 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Faith Discovery Church, 33 Brass Castle Road, Washington, NJ prior to the services.

Flowers may be sent to the church or memorials may be made to Faith Discovery Church in memory of Evelyn.

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Deborah Ann Doll

 Deborah Ann Doll, 57 of Independence died Friday June 302017 at Care One in Parsippany.

Born in Montclair, she is the daughter of Maureen J. Doll and the late Herbert G. Doll.
Deborah worked in the accounting department of Hamamatsu Corp. in Bridgewater. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Hackettstown and the VFW Post 493 Aux. in Nutley.
Deborah loved riding her Harley Davidson. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and spoiling her dog Harley.
In addition to her father she is also predeceased by her great nephew, Anthony I. Gotay.
Deborah is survived by her mother Maureen J. Doll, a brother Michael Doll. Two sisters, Patricia Henson and Susan Marositz, several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Harley.
Friends may call on Wednesday July 5th at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St. Hackettstown from 4 – 8 pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday July 6th 10 am at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, High St. Hackettstown
In Lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN38105 would be greatly appreciated.
To offer online condolences please go to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Alfred B. Dellicker

Alfred B. Dellicker, 94, of Cranberry Lake, NJ went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 8, 2017 in Hackettstown, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Born in the Rockport section of Mansfield Twp., NJ, Alfred was the son of the late Lyman B. & Mildred Dalley Dellicker. Alfred lived in the greater Hackettstown area for many years then residing at Cranberry Lake for the past 30 years.

Mr. Dellicker was employed by the former K & E Corporation of New York until 1970 and then became self employed until his retirement several years ago. He proudly served his country during WWII from 1943 – 1945 in the Army Air Corp. attaining the rank of Tech Sgt. and accumulated over 2,000 combat flying hours. Alfred was a graduate of Hackettstown High School, class of 1940. A member of the Hackettstown Historical Society and was an accomplished violinist having played in the Essex County Symphony Orchestra for many years.

Mr. Dellicker is survived by one son, Robert A. Dellicker and his wife Carmen of Cranberry Lake, NJ; Three daughters, Peggy Horton and her husband Alfred of Nazareth, Pa., Cathy Balella and her husband Robert of Hackettstown, NJ & Susan Hutton and her husband Martin of Hackettstown, NJ. He is also survived by 13 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren and a soon to be Great Great Grandson. Five Nieces & Nephews;  Sister in Law Phyllis and her husband Stan Russell of Hackettstown, NJ and a Brother in Law, Bud and his wife Sue Ruehle of Broadheadsville, PA. Lastly, Alfred was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years Wanda Ruehle Dellicker who passed away in 2015 and his beloved brother, William A. Dellicker.

Viewing hours will take place Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral Services will be Friday, 10:00am at the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. For those wishing to make a donation in his memory, please consider: Christian Missionary Alliance. “Hutton Work”, C & MA office of donor activity, 8595 Explored Dr., Colorado Springs, CO, 80920. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Katherine H. Dimiceli

Katherine H. Dimiceli, age 85, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home.  Katherine was born August 9, 1931 in Great Meadows, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Alexander and the late Eva (Muzyka) Kosinchuk.  She was married to Edward Dimiceli for 66 years. 

She is survived by her loving husband, Edward Dimiceli, four daughters, JoAnn and husband Robert Armstrong, Kathy and husband Kevin Swanson, Theresa and husband Ronny Kramer, Donna and husband Glen Miller.  She is also survived by her sister, Rose Green, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 with Father David Pekola officiating.  Burial will be at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows NJ. Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlin Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton N.J. or to St. Mary’s Church.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.   

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Lois Ann Downs

    Lois Ann Downs, 79, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

   Born in Beaumont, PA, she was the daughter of the late William George and Elizabeth Mae Goodwin Downs.

   Ms. Downs was a bookkeeper for the Bank of Tokyo and a member of Hampton Park Baptist Church.

   Surviving are brothers, William Charles Downs and wife, Pamela of Midvale, UT and Richard Downs and wife, Hilde of Oxford, NJ; and niece and nephews, Mike Downs, Ralph Downs, Jennifer Downs and Jason Downs.

   A visitation will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. A memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Downtown Chapel.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pequest Union Cemetery, Warren County, NJ with Pastor Ray Anderson officiating under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

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Evelyn Dickson

Evelyn Dickson, 81 of Beaufort, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in South Carolina. Born August 16, 1935 in Franklin, NJ, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Clark E. & Iva Mae Chamberlain Smith.

Evelyn and her beloved husband Emerson have lived in Beaufort, SC since 1990 coming from Hackettstown, NJ. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was previously a volunteer at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital for many years. Before her retirement, Evelyn was employed by the Hackettstown Board of Education as a secretary.

In addition to her loving husband Emerson, Evelyn is survived by four children, Cindy DeFosse and her husband Ron; Jeff Dickson and his wife Annette; Donna Ghetti and her husband Howard; Larry Dickson and his wife Eileen. Beloved Grandchildren, Brian, Chris, Bridget, Christina, Amanda, Cassandra, Jami, Gregg and Tori. Great Grandchildren, Lilly, Logan, DJ, Patrick, Anthony,Teagan and Sophia.

Viewing hours will take place on Monday, 1-23-17 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Anthony C. DeMarcky

Anthony C. "Tony" DeMarcky, age 60, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, September 25, 2016 at home.  Anthony was born July 7, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Martha F. (Andrews) DeMarcky.    

He was previously employed by Carbon Express, Wharton, NJ as a Load Planner Dispatcher. In addition he was a Track Operator at Island Dragway, Independence, NJ.  Tony was a life member of the Hackettstown Rescue Squad and the Independence Township Rescue Squad.  He was one of the 1st responders to 9/11, was a master of the barbecue, and loved running obstacle races, 5k’s, triathlons and drag racing.  Tony was the life of the party, people loved him and he made sure everyone had a good time when hosting his famous barbecues.

He is survived by his loving wife: Lynne (O'Shalkin) Storms-DeMarcky, his devoted daughter; Melissa Milano and husband Carl, cherished step daughter; Mandy Nieves and husband David, 1 brother; Stephen DeMarcky and wife Jhonna, 1 sister; Medina Nogueras and husband Edgardo, Sr., a beloved grandchild on the way, 3 step grandchildren; Destynee, Julian, Giselle, nieces and nephews; Sarah, Edgardo Jr., Maria, Meghan, Emma, Stephen Jr., and Zachery.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 from 4-8 pm, services will begin at 6:30 pm with Father David Pekola officiating.  Cremation is private.

At the family’s request donations may be made to the family c/o Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Online condolences may be made to: www.cochranfuneral.com

 

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Anneliese M Divito

Anneliese M Divito, age 88, of Chester, NJ died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Little Brook Nursing Home of Califon, NJ. Anneliese was born August 30, 1928 in Oppeln, Germany. She is the daughter of the late Paul and the late Margarete (Tilgner) Willam. Anneliese loved gardening and was employed as a Homemaker. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ with Father Joe Good officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of 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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Ruth Eva Dennis

 Ruth Eva Dennis, age 86, of Hackettstown died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at St. Luke’s - Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ.  Ruth was born August 16, 1930 in Hackettstown, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Harry and Clara (Syfor) Burdge, Sr.

Ruth was previously employed by House of Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, NJ as a cook. She was a lifelong resident of Hackettstown. Ruth's favorite pastime was watching the Price is Right, she was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and of WWF Wrestling.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Linda Dennis and Penny Dennis, both of Hackettstown, NJ, aunt: Helen Burdge and niece: Kathy Burdge

Predeceased by her husband, Samuel Dennis, 2 brothers: Leroy Burdge and Harry Burdge Jr. and nephew: Robert Burdge.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com – All services are private

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Gene V. Dragnett

Gene V. Dragnett of Allamuchy, New Jersey (Panther Valley) died on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Born on August 23, 1941, Gene was the son of the late William and Helen Breitweg Dragnett. Gene lived in Allamuchy for 26 years after moving from Caldwell with his wife and best friend, Lauren. Gene studied architectural technology at the Newark College of Engineering and worked in the engineering field both as a independent consultant and for various companies in the area for many years. Gene had many interests and hobbies including a love for photography, piloting small planes, latin jazz and classical music. His love for music was renowned amongst his family and friends and he enjoyed singing as a member of the Warren County Community Singers. Gene served proudly in the U.S. Navy aboard U.S.S. Wasp (CV-18) and was a member of Blue Ridge Post #164 American Legion, Hackettstown, New Jersey. Gene will be remembered by everyone for his warm heart and his quick wit. He will be greatly missed by his wife Lauren, his son Gene Paul,  granddaughter, Debbie Beeson,  his stepdaughter Kelley Chase, his cousin Carol Henke and nieces Vedette Keplar and Victoria Rentrop and 2 nephews, Keith Dragnett and Kevin Dragnett. Sadly Gene was pre-deceased by his son Brian in 2001, his brother Kent in 2009 and his step son David Chase in 2012. His family friends take comfort in knowing that he is at peace with the Lord. Memorial visitation will be from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday May 28, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840. The memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home. Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Nancy Carol DiJohn

 Nancy Carol (Weaver) DiJohn, age 76, of Budd Lake, NJ passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Nancy was born June 3, 1939 in Easton, PA. She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Virginia (Poyer) Weaver. 

Nancy was enjoying her retirement making dolls clothes, sewing, knitting and arts and crafts.  She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, Budd Lake, NJ. 

She survived 5 children; Paula J. Verducci, Debora L. Taylor and husband Craig, Susan J. Watson and husband Warren, Donald E. Verducci and David M Verducci, 3 sisters; Marie Hippi, June McKinney, Rosalie Henrich and husband Tom, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12 Noon – 4 pm with services beginning at 3 pm.  Burial will be at Stanhope Union Cemetery at a later date.

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William J. "Bill" Depp

 William J."Bill" Depp 78 of Hackettstown died Friday April 1, 2016 at Warren Haven in Mansfield Township. Born in Newark, NJ a son of the late William V. and Beatrice (Scales) Depp, III. Bill lived in Hackettstown for the past 35 years. He retired from the maintenance department with the North Hunterdon - Voorhees Regional High School District. Bill was a member of the Musconetcong Lodge # 42 F&AM Budd Lake and the Shongum Gun Club in Mansfield Township. He is survived by his wife, Shirley and step-son, Dale Parks, step-daughter, Cindy Stokes, and his sister Dorothy Nichols of Rosetto, PA. Private services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to  Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Betty Drake

 
 
 

Betty Drake, age 87, of Bangor, PA died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at her home in Bangor.  Betty was born February 7, 1929 in Washington, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Asburn and Pearl (Egbert) Middaugh. 

She was predeceased by her husband Frank Drake Sr. also by daughter: Sally Hanby, brother; Grant Middaugh and sister: Eleanor Burd..
 

She is survived by: 2 sons: Albert Middaugh & his wife Carol, Harry Middaugh and his wife Barbara, 1stepson: Frank Drake Jr., 2 daughters: Margaret Hornbaker and her husband Howard, Eleanor Poyer and her husband Gary, brother: Asburn Middaugh Jr. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 27 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with  officiating.
 

Calling hours will be Saturday, February 27 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..
 

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Michael D'Aconti

 Michael D'Aconti, age 83, residing the past 28 years in Hackettstown, formerly of Sarasota, FL died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Morristown Memorial Hospital of Morristown, NJ.  Michael was born June 16, 1932 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Dominick and Antoinette (Navarro) D'Aconti.  

He was the owner/operator of Alpha Appraisals, Hackettstown, NJ and was formerly employed as a Real Estate Agent.  Michael was very proud of his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.    

He is survived by his loving wife: Sandra “Sandy” (Spencer) D'Aconti, 4 sons; Rocky D'Aconti, Damon D'Aconti, Michael D’Aconti and his wife Michelle, Brian D’Aconti and his wife  Abby, 2  Daughters; Michelle Sommer and her husband Marty, Susan Miglis and her husband Don, 2 sisters; Theresa Williams and Mary Grasso, 14 grandchildren; Shawn, Jared, Emily, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Michelle, Rocky Jr., Gianna, Michael, Marina, Dominick, Luke, Mia and Alexa; 1 great grandson; Nico; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 4-8 pm. The funeral service will be held 7:00 pm. Cremation is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Michael.

 

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Eckhardt Debbert

 Eckhardt Debbert, age 61, of Great Meadows formerly of Mendham, NJ died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Eckhardt was born February 7, 1954 in Germany. He is the son of the late Horst and Irma (Draheim) Debbert. . 

He was employed as an Account Manager with Veolia Environmental Services for the past 35 years.  Eckhardt was a graduate of the Class of 1972 from West Morris High School, continuing his education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Service from Stockton State University.  He served on the Environmental Commission for Liberty Township and was a former member of the Rotary Club, Mendham, NJ.  Eckhardt loved to fish and in his younger years hunt, he enjoyed the outdoors but most of all he was a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife: Marian (Jeffers) Debbert, 2 daughters: Karee Lanfrank and Jennifer Cuvo, 6 grandchildren: Bradley, Kariann, Jacob, Jordan, Joshua and Alyssa. 1 great grandchild: Cameron, 2 sisters: Barbara Debbert, Sandra Lerly and her husband Robert, a niece: Olivia, a nephew: John, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, 2 beloved dogs: Isabelle and Spencer.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm on Monday, January 25 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

Visiting hours will be Monday, January 25 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the American Heart Association, NJ Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301in memory of Eckhardt.

 

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Eskil Scott Danielson

 Captain Eskil Scott Danielson, CPM

Director of Communications and 9-1-1
Warren County Department of Public Safety
 
E. Scott Danielson, 49 of Andover Boro, died suddenly while serving his community as an EMT on an automobile accident response in Byram Township on January 16th. He served for over 35 years with the Lakeland Emergency Squad and was the immediate past chief.
 
Professionally, Scott was recognized as an expert in public safety communications and had managed the Warren County 9-1-1 Center for over 10 years. He joined the center when it opened decades ago and rose through the ranks. He was also a member of the county Hazardous Materials Response Team. He had previously served the Sussex-Morris Regional, Bernardsville, Morris County and NJ State Police communications centers. 
 
Scott was serving his third term on the Andover Borough Council serving the town also as emergency management and 9-1-1 coordinator. He had been a firefighter on the Andover Borough Fire Department and a deputy district warden with the NJ Forest Fire Service.  
 
Scott graduated from Lenape Valley RHS and attended Sussex County Community College studying criminal justice and EMS. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with BSA Troop #276 and Explorer Post #231 in Byram. He graduated from the Sussex County Police Academy as a special officer with Byram PD and completed the intense Certified Public Manager Program through Rutgers. 
 
Scott was an expert in the field of police/fire/EMS grantsmanship having successfully acquired several million dollars in funding for communications equipment and fire and EMS vehicles in Sussex and Warren Counties. When asked to help, he couldn’t say no.
 
He was a frequent writer/contributor for First Response News. His stories were succinct and covered both EMS and fire incidents and events.
 
An avid sports fan, he followed NASCAR, the Yankees, the Miami Dolphins and the NJ Devils. He followed his children as they carried on the family sport - competitive bowling. 
 
Scott leaves his loving family: His wife Tammy Lynn (nee Sweller), son USAF SSGT Aaron and his wife Kelly of Pemberton and daughters Amanda Lynn and Alycia Marie at home. He was the son of Eskil “Skip” and Judy Danielson of Byram and son-in-law of Donna Sweller of Newton. Scott is survived by brother Kevin and his wife Cindy of Hackettstown and brother Eric and wife Debbie of Andover Township. He also leaves nephews Kyle, Patrick, Matthew and Ryan. 
 
A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00 am, at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Burial will be at Locust Hill Cemetery, 168 North Sussex Street, Dover, NJ 07801 following the funeral service.
 
Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
 
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Lakeland Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 311, Andover, NJ 07821. 
 

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Joseph DeLorenzo

 Joseph DeLorenzo, age 96, resided for the past 16 years with his daughter in Berkeley Heights, NJ passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, January 8, 2016 at home.  Joseph was born June 1, 1919 in Passaic, NJ. He is the son of the late Felix (Feliciano) and Jennie (Eugenia Bettio) DeLorenzo.  In addition to his parents Joe is preceded in death by 7 brothers: Emedio, Guido, Caesar, Louis, Thomas, Leo and Arnold, 3 sisters; Ida, Anna, Vera and 1 granddaughter; Myra 

Joey lived most of his life in Bloomfield, NJ.  He was a farmer by trade, enjoying all aspects of farming Joey loved to work his land.  Most of all he enjoyed spending all his time with family and friends.  He was a devoted father to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He is survived by 4 daughters: Joanne DeLorenzo and husband Pat Mele, Rose DeLorenzo, Lori Boucher and husband Patrick, Anne Marie DeLorenzo, 2 sons; Joseph DeLorenzo and wife Lori, James DeLorenzo and wife Patti, 1 sister; Frances DeLorenzo, 13 grandchildren; Michelle, Justin, Chasma, PJ, Max, Joel, Claire, Michael, Kristyn, Nicole, Caroline, Joanne Elizabeth, Jessica; 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ

A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:30 am with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: www.gofundme.com/69m3u6k4 in memory of Joey.

 

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Richard "Dick" H. DeJonge, Sr.

Richard H. “Dick” DeJonge, Sr., 82, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2012 at the  Evergreen Woods Health & Rehab facility of Spring Hill. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ on December 16, 1932, Dick was the son of the late Herman & Martha Harrington DeJonge.

 Dick married his childhood sweetheart, the late Virginia “Ginger” Hortwick DeJonge on March 28, 1953. Together they moved their family to Hackettstown in 1964 where they lived until 2008. Prior to retiring, he was the owner and president of Metro Hotsy, Belvidere, NJ for over 35 yrs.

Mr. DeJonge proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from ’54 to ’56 and was awarded the White House Service Certificate for services performed in support of the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was a member of Blue Ridge Post #164 American Legion, Hackettstown, NJ and was awarded the Warren County Distinguished Military Service Medal on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Years ago, Dick was active in the Explorer’s Scouts of Hackettstown, NJ.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Linda & her husband Jeffrey Tynan; Daughter-in-law, Karen DeJonge and his granddaughters, Katee & Jenny DeJonge. One brother, Herman "Jim" DeJonge. Dick was predeceased by his loving wife, Virginia “Ginger” DeJonge in 2012 and his beloved son, Richard “Rick” DeJonge, Jr. in 2007.

A visitation will take place on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 4pm to 7pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. 11:00am Funeral Services will be Monday, 11-30-15 at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Those wishing to make donations in Dick’s honor are asked to please consider the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Roxanne M. Daneke

Roxanne M. Daneke, age 53, of Oxford formerly of Avenel, NJ died Friday, October 30, 2015 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Roxanne was born November 19, 1961 in Iselin, NJ. She is the daughter of Ernest and Estelle (Higgins) Howarth. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Scot Daneke in 2009 and brother in law; John Colucci in 2015.

She graduated from JFK High School in 1979, went on to graduate from Citone Business School both in Iselin, NJ.  Roxanne was employed by Levinson  and Axelrod Attorneys at Law, Flemington, NJ as the Office Manager.  Roxanne was a member of the St. Rosa of Lima Church, Oxford, NJ, she was a girl scout leader, loved to garden and bake.  Roxanne was a loving mother to her two girls and will be missed every day. 

She is survived by 2 daughters Jessica Daneke and Danielle Daneke; her parents; Ernest and Estelle (Higgins) Howarth;  1 sister; Hope Colucci, 1 brother; Ernest Howarth; 3 brothers in law; George Daneke and wife Lisa, Thomas Daneke, Mark Daneke and wife Mary Ann and many nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 4 at St. Rose of Lima,  10 Jonestown Road, Oxford, NJ with Father Matthew Paratore officiating.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Oxford following the mass.

Visitation hours will be Tuesday, November 3 from 4-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Joyce L. Decker

Joyce L. Decker, age 83, Hackettstown died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Joyce was born August 1, 1932 in Newark, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Tomashausky) Bell. She was predeceased by her husband, in 2005 and predeceased by a son, Michael in 2014. Joyce was of the Methodist Faith, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother, who loved to do needlework and spent hours crocheting. She is survived by 4 sons; Walter Decker and his wife Kathy, Lloyd Decker, Joseph Decker and David Decker, 2 daughters; Charlene Cook and her husband Clinton; Katherine Clark and her husband Ray. grandson; Jerry Coulter. great grandson; Caleb Coulter. Funeral Arrangement are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Daniel Doherty

Daniel J. Doherty, 66 of Long Valley, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Born in Olyphant, PA on April 5, 1949, Dan was the son of the late Daniel & Rosemary Ford Doherty.

 

Dan has lived in Long Valley for 35 years having come from Hackettstown, NJ where he was raised. He retired one year ago from the Mendham Twp. Board of Education where he served as the Physical Education, Health and Athletic Director for many years. Dan was Teacher and passionate coach of all major sports for both boys & girls for 41 years. Citizens and former students of Mendham Twp. honored his legacy by dedicating and naming their sports fields in his honor, now known as Dan Doherty Field. Dan was a true outdoorsman and an avid hunter. In addition, he and his family are parishioners of St. Luke’s R.C. Church in Long Valley, NJ.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynda Englert Doherty of Long Valley and two daughters; Amy Kathryn & Jennifer Brynn.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 265 West Mill Street, Long Valley, NJ  on Monday, September 7, 2015 at 1 pm.

Donations may be made to a charity of choice in memory of Daniel.



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Joan Dinger

Dinger, Joan, age 77, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ. Born in Phillipsburg, NJ on December 7, 1937: daughter of the late John and Viola (Hebner) Yeager, she graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1955 and retired from Verizon as Tech Support for field line repair. Joan gave generously of her time and was a two-term president for the Verizon Pioneers, a community service organization she joined in 1991. As a pioneer, her time and talents supported activities such as hospital baby gift baskets and laminated bookmark making for area libraries and schools. She was a Hackettstown Board of Elections Polling Agent for many years. Joan also drove for Norwescap’s “Meals on Wheels”. In 2007 she was inducted into the Hackettstown Area Senior Hall of Fame for her achievements. Joan loved the Christmas Season and enjoyed family gatherings. She kept company with three cats, tended a garden and kept many bird feeders full. Joan was predeceased by her 2 sisters; Caroline Altemose and Dawn Trembler and 1 granddaughter; Jillian Dinger. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harry A. Dinger, 3 sons; Harry Dinger, Jr. and wife Andrea, John Dinger and wife Lisa, L. Mitchell Dinger and wife Beverly, 1 daughter; Linda Tillou and husband Travis, 4 granddaughters; Chelsey and Gabrielle Dinger, Taryn and Avery Tillou, many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Visiting Homemaker Service for Meals at Home Program, P.O. Box 306, Washington, NJ 07882. Funeral and internment are private.

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Charlotte T. Davis

Charlotte T. Davis, age 84, grew up in the Mendham and Chester, NJ she later moved to Sarasota, FL returning to NJ 1 year ago. Charlotte passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Andover Nursing Home, Andover, NJ. Charlotte was born October 7, 1930 in Newark, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Virginia F. Many. In addition to her mother she is predeceased by 1 daughter; Cherie. She was employed by U.S. Post Office, Chester NJ as a Postal Clerk for many years before retiring. Charlotte was a member of the Eagles in Sarasota, FL. She is survived by 2 sons; Glenn Davis, Lynwood Davis and his wife Barbara, 1 sister; Ruthie Lesko and husband Richard, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10 to 11 am with a brief service beginning at 11 am. Cremation was private.

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Patricia Ethel Ann Daly

Patricia E. Daly, age 86, of Hackettstown died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at home. Patricia was born March 10, 1929 in Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late John and Mary (Walsh) Foster. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Daly in 2004. She was employed by St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption as a Parish Catechetical Leader. Patricia was the Director of Religious Education for 29 years, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW both of Hackettstown, NJ. She was a devoted and loving mother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter; Ann Kathryn Daly, 1 sister; Helen Maguire, 1 brother In Law; Peter Daly, 2 sisters in law; Grace Sullivan and Mary Ryan, many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 1 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 following. Visitation hours will be Tuesday, June 30 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Jonathan D'Ambly

Jonathan D'Ambly, He was just 33, of Hackettstown passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at home in Hackettstown. Mr. D'Ambly was born May 15, 1982 in Hackettstown, NJ. He was the son of John P. and Karen E. (Durenberger) D'Ambly. He was formerly employed by Custom Alloy, High Bridge, NJ as a Mechanic. Jonathan was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hiking, biking, kayaking and spending time with his son. He is survived by his parents; John and Karen, 1 brother; Christopher, his beautiful and beloved son; Michael Vincent, 2 nieces; Alexis and Bella, 1 nephew; Alexander, his fiancé; Carlee and her children; Kyla and Joey. We love you Jonathan and you will be forever in our hearts. All services were private.

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Mary Dermody

Mary Dermody, 76, died the morning of March 3, 2015, After struggling with heart problems for years. Mary was Born in New York City on October 10, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Helen C. Dermody, where she grew to adulthood. Mary studied at Hunter College to become a Registered Nurse after seeing her father struggle with heart problems from childhood sickness.
Mary had a huge heart and did all she could to help the frightened, sick and injured which came her way in various emergency rooms offering comfort and healing. She was passionate about nature, of which birds were a favorite and loved dogs of which she raised many. She also loved mystery stories and shared these passions with many. She had a gift for seeing the world in her own "tilted" sort of way which endeared her to so many. She will be sorely Missed by her Son John Dermody of Hackettstown NJ, Son William Dermody & Daughter in Law Jennifer Dermody and thier children Jessica and Thomas all of Washington NJ; her Sister Kathryn Yost of New Bern NC, and nieces, cousins and many cherished friends.

Friends and family are invited to attend Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, 3-7-15,  11:00am at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.  In Lieu of flowers, please consider giving to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908.  Condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Wanda M. Dellicker

Wanda R. Dellicker, 89, of Cranberry Lake, NJ and formerly of Hackettstown, NJ passed away January 30, 2015. She was the daughter of the late E. Harold and Myrtle R. Durham Ruehle of Nutley, NJ. She was a graduate of Nutley High School and Centenary Junior College of Hackettstown, NJ where she later became an aquatics instructor. She was a substitute teacher for many years in both the Livingston and Hackettstown school districts. She is survived by her husband of 67 years Alfred B. Dellicker; four children and their spouses: Peggy Horton and husband Al of Nazareth, PA; Robert Dellicker and wife Carmen of Cranberry Lake, NJ; Cathy Balella and husband Bob; Susan Hutton and husband Martin, both of Hackettstown; 1 sister Phyllis Russell and husband Stan of Hackettstown, NJ, 1 brother Bud Ruehle and wife Sue of Brodheadsville, PA, 13 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 2-3-15 from 4–8 pm with the funeral service beginning at 10:00am on Wednesday. Both to be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St. Hackettstown, NJ. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Wanda’s memory to: Fellowship Church, 3rd and Cromwell Street, Phillipsburg, NJ. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Lynn M. DiLauro

Lynn M. DiLauro, age 63, of Budd Lake, NJ for the past 37 years and previously of Bergen County, NJ, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at St. Claires Hospital, Dover, NJ.  Lynn was born January 5, 1951 in Hackensack, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and June (Fisher) Catena.  Lynn is also predeceased by 1 brother; Richard Catena.

She was formerly employed by Sullivan & Co., Mountain Lakes, NJ as the Office Administrator.  Lynn loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her devoted husband, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: Albert DiLauro; her son; Jonathan DiLauro and his fiancé Natasha Chin; her daughter; Samantha Malanga and her husband Nicholas, Jr.; 1 brother; Robert Catena and his wife Gail; 2 grandchildren; Alexandra & Isabella, 1 nephew; Anthony Catena and 1 niece; Stacey Barr.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11 am.  Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ following the mass.

For those desiring, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Greater Delaware Valley Chapters, 30 South 17th Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Geraldine DeMayo

 On December 9, 2014 Geraldine “Gerry” DeMayo was welcomed into Heaven by her parents Anthony and Maria Antonia, her 5 sisters and 4 brothers.

Born in Mauro Lucano, Italy on March 24, 1923, Gerry sailed to NY, landing on Ellis Island on December 10, 1937. She and her family resided on Parker Street in the Bronx, NY and that is where she met the boy next door, Luke DeMayo. He was the love of her life and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary together on June 18, 2014. Gerry, an accomplished seamstress, started her career working at her brother’s company making ballet slippers. She moved onto Met Life where she retired after 30 years of service. Luke and Gerry enjoyed an active retirement in Toms River, NJ. She was a member of the bocci club, and enjoyed all of the Holiday City activities, her favorite was shopping!  She shopped almost every day, many times you would find her walking with her NYC shopping cart around town.

She mostly went to the supermarket as she loved to cook, and wanted only fresh ingredients. No one can rival her veal Parmigianino. Thanksgiving is never complete without her amazingly delicious stuffing! You couldn’t leave her house without being stuffed like a turkey yourself!

When she wasn’t cooking or taking care of her loving husband Luke, she spent her time writing letters to friends from around the world, many of whom she met at her favorite vacation destination, Miami Beach, Florida.

Gerry cherished her family most.  She adored her only child Luke Jr, she and her husband wanted only the best for Luke and worked hard to make sure he was well educated.   She was so proud when he graduated college as a Chemical Engineer.  She always took good care of her son and later in life he took good care of her.

Luke Jr. and his wife Diane blessed Gerry with four Grandchildren and their spouses, Keri DeMayo, Melodi Cornetta , Krysti and Matt Mastrolacasa and Christopher and Kelly  DeMayo.  But to be truthful it was her 6 Great grandchildren who stole her heart, her house was filled with pictures of Cassidy, Christopher, Matteo, Mariella, Layla and Molly.

Gerry was a devout catholic; she was never without a cross, saint’s metal, or rosary beads. In her memory we ask that you make a donation to one of the following organizations:

St Francis Church of Hoboken – Memorial Fund    or    St. Jude Children’s Hospital        or

308 Jefferson Street                                                               501 St. Jude Place

Hoboken, NJ 07030                                                                Memphis, TN  38105

 

One Simple Wish

1977 North Olden Avenue

Suite 292

Trenton, NJ  08618

www.onesimplewish.org

Services will be held at Cochran Funeral home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:30 am with the Father Abuchi Nwosu officiating. 

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Interment will follow services at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

Grandma DeMayo from Toms River has relocated, please forward your prayers to Heaven, she would love to hear from you!

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Joseph Duplak

Joseph Duplak 1924 - 2014 Visitation Hours will be on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 2-4 & 6-9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00am on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Entombment with Military Honors will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Newton, NJ. Those wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers are asked to please consider Compassionate Care Hospice.

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Charles J. Davis

Charles J. Davis. Age 76, died on August 10, 2014, at Holly Manor in Mendham, NJ. Born February 10, 1938, he was the son of the late Charles and Ermine Studley Davis. He was married to Evelyn (Hergert) Davis. Charles lived in Hackettstown, NJ for over sixty years, coming from Morristown. As a young man he worked as a dairy farmer which eventually led him to his career as a shift supervisor for Champion Dairy Pak for forty years before retiring at the age of 60. Charles was an active volunteer in his community and very proud to be named an honorary member of the American Legion, Blueridge Post #164 in Hackettstown. Charles was an avid horseshoe player and was a member of the New Jersey State Horseshoe Pitchers Association. He won the senior division New Jersey state championship every year from 2008 to2011. Charles also was a state doubles champion in 2010 and 2011. Charles is survived by his wife, Evelyn Davis; 1 son, Wayne Davis; 1 step-son, James Cox; 1 daughter, Ruthanne Strauch; 2 step-daughters, Lori Reeve and Sheryl Redding; and 9 grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan, Riley, Brittany, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Jimmy, Alexa, and Hailey. A memorial viewing will be held on Thursday August 14th 2014 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm with the memorial services beginning at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post # 164, 332 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Elizabeth R. DeRienzo

Elizabeth R. "Betty" DeRienzo, 84, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday,  July 6,  2014 at the Kindred Health Care facility of Dover, NJ with her loving family by her side.  Born September 4, 1929 in Trenton, NJ.,  Elizabeth was the daughter of the late William Earl Reed & Esther Calvert Conner.

Mrs. DeRienzo has lived in the greater Hackettstown area for many years coming from Trenton, NJ.  A graduate of Trenton State and Mercer Hospital School of Nursing,  she was employed as a Registered Nurse having worked at Morristown Memorial Hospital and the Hagedorn Center for Geriatrics, Lebanon Twp., NJ from which she retired many years ago.

An active member of her community, Betty was always willing to give her time as a “nurse on call” to friends and family in  need of assistance.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown and happily volunteered her assistance with the vacation bible school and many church projects. 

She is survived by a son, John F. DeRienzo of Randolph, NJ; daughter Nancy M. DeRienzo and her husband, Jerry Balderson of Hackettstown and son Robert B. DeRienzo and his wife, Kim of Chester, NJ.  One brother, William Reed of Michigan and five loving grandchildren;  Maria, Nicholas, Christopher, Olivia and Jacqueline. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Nick DeRienzo.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 4 to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J., 07840.  Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 10th  at Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, N.J. beginning at 10:00AM.  Interment will be at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "J.D.R.F." (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 11 Ryan Ct., Chester, NJ, 07930. Online condolences to the family may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Martha DeMarcky

Martha F. DeMarcky, age 78, Westfield, NJ died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Westfield Center.  Martha was born November 19, 1935 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Stanley and the late Billy Mae (Andrews) Andrews. 

She was employed by University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ), Newark NJ as a Director of Admissions.  She received her Masters degree in Public Health from UMDNJ and BS from Farleigh Dickinson.  Martha was very active in the Newark Community, helping to setup the first AIDS facility in Newark.  She also worked with the Sercret Service whenever the President was in the area.  She will be greatly missed by her family.

She is survived by 1 daughter;  Medina Nogueras and husband Edgardo, Sr., 2 sons;  Anthony DeMarcky and wife Lynn and Stephen DeMarcky and wife Johnna; 1 brother Steven Andrews; 7 grandchildren: Sarah, Melissa, Edgrado, Jr., Meghan, Maria, Emma, and Stephen, 1 great grandson: Zachary, her former daughter in law Kathy DeMarcky, many nieces and nephews and her beloved pets.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 2 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Cremation was private.

Calling hours will be Sunday, March 2 from 11:00 am - 1:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ prior to services.

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Alexander Richard Duda

Alexander Richard Duda, 74, died at his home of over 42 years in Mansfield Township on February 16, 2014. Born in Lyndhurst, NJ, Al wa sthe son of the late Alexander and Helen Duda of Hackettstown. Al is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Theresa Duda; his daughter, Sharon Duda and her husband, Dan Davis and their daughter, Maya, of Annandale; and his son-in-law Mike Dox, of Annandale. Al lost his daughter, Denise Duda Dox, to a long illness in May 2013. Al had 6 siblings: Edward deceased in 1982; Kenneth deceased in 2006; Richard of Lake Shawnee; Robert of Saylorsburg, Pa; Elizabeth “Sue” Farr of Salt Lake City, UT; and Terrie Duda Harris of Santa Fe, NM. Al is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and 20 grand nieces and nephews.

Al graduated Netcong High School in 1958 and joined the U.S. Army shortly thereafter. He served honorably, primarily in Korea, and was on the Army Pistol Team where he developed a love for target shooting that became a lifelong passion. Al belonged to the NJ Rifle & Pistol Association, the Shongum Sportsman Association, the American Trap Association, the Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers Club, and the Old Bridge Rifle & Pistol Club. Al won 6 American championships in Dayton, OH and 12 national pistol challenges in Canton, OH. Al graduated Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BS in accounting and had a long career with Bristol Myers Squibb.

Al was a family man, a sportsman, a son, a brother, a father, a grandfather, always a friend, and will be in our hearts forever.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 from 10 – 11:30 am at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Services to follow at 11:30 am with Father George Dudak officiating.

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

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William A. Dawson

 William A. Dawson, age 72, of Mansfield Township, NJ died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  William was born November 5, 1941 in Morristown. He is the son of the late Henry J. and the late Margaret (Conrad) Dawson.  He is also predeceased by his wife Marion Dawson, one son Francis McPeak and a granddaughter.

 He served in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict from 1961 to 1967.  He was employed by Borough of Chatham, Chatham, NJ as a Foreman of the Public Works Department.   Bill enjoyed fishing hunting and riding his Harley motorcycle.  He was a loving and open father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by 4 sons; William A. Dawson Jr., Harry L. Dawson, Ralph Waldron, Steven Waldron, 5 daughters; Denise Gilmartin, Sandra Dawson, Marion "Puddy" Bergenback, Gloria Brusso-Waldron,  and Virginia "Ginney" Matos;  25 grandchildren; Heather, Thomas, Timothy,Jesse, Logan, Cassidy, Gabrielle, Jeffrey, Stacie, James, John, Jennifer, Amanda, Arcadio Jr., Skylar, Kacy, Frankie, Lisa, Tammy, Tasha, Adam, Patricia, Michelle, Frances and Frankie. 35 great grandchildren;  former wife, Mary Dawson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Monday, November 25 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Donald Gebhard officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

Calling hours will be Sunday, November 24 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057, or American Heart & Stroke Association, P.O .Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 in memory of Bill.

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Harold J. Darst

Harold J. Darst, 86, of Hackettstown, NJ died on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Born in Langsville, Ohio on November 20, 1926 to the late Cyrus Phillip and Elizabeth Mae (Thomas) Darst. He is survived by his wife, Avis June (Crowley) Darst at home.

Harold held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and was an Electrical Design Engineer for Singer-Kearfott in Wayne, NJ prior to his retirement at age 65. Harold proudly served in the United States Navy during WW II.

In addition to his wife, Harold is survived by two sons, Steve M. Darst, Apex, NC and Larry M. & June Darst, Hackettstown, NJ; three daughters Catherine Martinez, Carolyn & Frank Enzinna and Cheryl Benson; 11 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be Private at Hackettstown Union Cemetery under the direction of the  Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ.  online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Francisco de Paz Clemente

Francisco de Paz Clemente, age 75, of Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela  died Monday, July 1, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospice of Bethlehem, PA. Francisco was born January 7, 1938 in Villa DeMazo, Tenerife, Spain. He is the son of the late Jose de Paz Monterey and the late Daniela Clemente Hernandez. 
 
He was employed by Commercial Francisco, Venezuela as a Merchant. 
 
He is survived by 3 daughters:  Dorissalba Sroka and husband Ron, Nieves de Paz and husband Camilo, Olga de Paz and 1 son: Roman de Paz and wife Jamie.
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following the mass.
 
Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 3 from Noon to 1:45 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Delores Dunn

Delores Dunn, 95, of Hackettstown, NJ, died at her home on Sunday, April 14, 2013.  Born in Slatington, PA on July 15, 1917 to the late Harry and Mary (Fairchild) Foreman.

Delores lived in Hackettstown, NJ for 15 years coming from Parsippany. Delores was a Registered Nurse, and received her nursing degree from St. Luke's Nursing School, Bethlehem, PA. She was employed at the Troy Hills Nursing Home, Parsippany, NJ as a Nursing Supervisor.  She proudly served in the United States Army and was a Captain, serving as an Army Nurse.  She served in Europe During WW II.

Her late sister, Adele Foreman was also an Army Nurse and was a POW in the Philippines during WW II.

Delores is survived by a son, Paul Dunn, Petersburg, PA; two daughters, Dede & husband Steve Sidle, Hackettstown, NJ and Paula & husband Michael Holmes, Hackettstown, NJ; 6 grandchildren, Sarah (Michael) Cunningham, Erica (Brad) Risboskin, Laura Steckl, Jesse (Jane) Washkau, Tyler (Kelsey) Dunn and Christian Sidle; 4 great grandchildren, Piper, Ezra, Trenton and Tyson.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

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Paul J. DeMeio

Paul J. DeMeio, 57 of Budd Lake, NJ died on March 16, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in Allegheny Valley, PA on January 29, 1956 to Mildred (Karan) DeMeio and the late Ernest DeMeio. 

Paul lived in Budd Lake, NJ for 12 years coming from Pennsylvania.  He was a Safety Director for Pavarini McGovern Construction in New York City, NY.

He is survived by his wife Patricia "Patti" at home;  three sons, Christopher and Melissa DeMeio, PA, Chad and Rachael DeMeio, PA and Christopher and Leah Krattiger, NY; four daughters, Natalie DeMeio, PA, Kimberly DeMeio, PA, Megan Billingsley, NJ, and Randi and Carl McKenzie, NJ; two brothers, Joseph and Ed DeMeio; five grandchildren, Cayden Shecora, Lilyann DeMeio, Julianna DeMeio, Evan McKenzie and Adam Marcellus; mother, Mildred DeMeio, PA. 

There will be a visitation on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Bldg B, Suite # 2, Sparta, NJ 07871.

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Ryan Jude Dineen

Ryan Jude Dineen, age 32, Belvidere, NJ died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at home. Ryan was born June 4, 1980 in Edison, NJ. He is the son of Thomas A. and Nancy (Bruder) Dineen. He was the grandson of his late Paternal Grandparents, Bill & Rosemary Dineen and late Maternal Grandparents, Paul & Helen Bruder.

He was previously employed by Landmark Industries, Fairfield NJ as a Carpenter/Set Designer.
Ryan was a skilled carpenter and an avid musician who recorded his own music.

He is survived by; his parents Thomas & Nancy Dineen,  1 brother and his wife: Thomas Jr. & Amy Dineen, 1 nephew: Nathan Dineen.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 18 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Noah's Ark Animal Shelter
1915 Route 46 West
Ledgewood, NJ 07852
973-347-0378.

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James N. Davis III

James N. Davis, III, age 60, of Long Valley, NJ died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at home.<br />
Mr. Davis was born December 20, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of Helen (Estok) Davis and the late James N. Davis, Jr.

He was employed by and was a member of the I.B.E.W. (International Brotherhood of Electricial Workers), Parsippany, NJ for many years, he was also a member of the Bunnvale Assembly of God Church, Califon, NJ. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, astronomy, and cooking but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his 2 daughters; Kelly Davis and Emily Davis; his mother Helen (Estok) Davis; 2 sisters; Janet Foley and husband Anthony and Diane Davis; many nieces and nephews and Jill Davis whom he was previously married to for 21 years.

A memorial service will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8 pm. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday as well from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A private cremation was held earlier.

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Cheryl A. Davies

Cheryl Davies, age 55, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at home. Cheryl was born March 12, 1957 in Dover, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Augustus and the late Dolores (Mashe) Holburn.

She was employed by Rite Aid of Hackettstown as a Manager. Cheryl was of Lutheran faith and enjoyed spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by her husband; Eugene Davies, 2 sons: Brian and wife Gina and Anthony Davies, 1 daughter; Jody Davies, 1 sister; Leah Dolan and 2 grandchildren; Mackenzie and Gianna. Several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Services will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Friday December 14, 2012,  from 4-8 pm with services being held at 7 pm . Cremation private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 to their Carol G. Simon Cancer Center in memory of Cheryl.

 

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Virginia L. DeJonge

Virginia L. DeJonge, loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, age 76, of Spring Hill, FL., formerly of Hackettsown, NJ died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Regional Medical Center Of Bayonet Point, Hudson, FL. Mrs. DeJonge was born July 1, 1936 in Passaic, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Matis) Hortwick.

She lived in Belleville, NJ and married her childhood sweetheart, Richard DeJonge on March 28, 1953. They moved their family to Hackettstown, NJ in 1964 where she lived until 2008 when she and her husband moved to Florida. She spent this past summer in the Hackettstown area, which she loved dearly and had just recently returned to Florida.

She was employed by Metro Hotsy for  35 years, (Hackettstown and Belvidere)NJ as an Office Manager. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 164 since 1980.

She is survived by her husband: Richard "Dick" DeJonge, Sr. and Daughter Linda DeJonge and her companion, Jeff Tynan of Spring Hill, FL; Daughter in law, Karen DeJonge and grandaughters, Katie and Jenny DeJonge, Bangor, PA;  Great nieces and great nephew and great great nephews and great niece.She was predeceased by her son, Rick and her sister, Mary Lou Wilbert. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold a service at 7:30 PM.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ

 

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Doris Evelyn DeWitt

Doris E. DeWitt, 100 of Washington Twp., Morris Co., N.J. died friday, November 9, 2012 in her residence at Heath Village where she has lived for the past 5 years.
Born August 4, 1912 in Pleasant Grove, N.J., Doris was the only child of the late Hutton & Carrie Post Schulyer. She has been a resident of the greater Pleasant Grove & Hackettstown, N.J. area all of her life.
Doris retired many years ago from Centenary College, Hackettstown, N.J. where she worked in the housekeeping department.  She was a lifelong member of the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church. She also loved attending to her garden and playing bingo with her friends, often at the Hackettstown Senior Center. Over the years, Doris enjoyed observing nature and always had a trusting companion, one of the many family dogs by her side.
She is survived by two Sons, George Frone & his wife Regina of Long Valley, N.J. and Joseph DeWitt & his wife Nancy of Independence, N.J., 5 Loving Grandchildren - George Frone, Jr., Debra Bergstol, Jennifer Del Preore, Jessica DeWitt & Jane DeWitt. 5 Great Grandchildren - Brian, Jaclyn, Kristen, Joshua & Shannon. Her husband John C. DeWitt, died in 1963.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, 11-13-12 from 4 -7 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 on Wednesday, 11-14-12 at the funeral home.   Interment will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, N.J.. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Demetrius M. Doncheski

Demetrius M. Doncheski “Mickey”, age 98, of Independence Township, NJ died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Demetrius was born November 9, 1913 in Allamuchy, NJ. He is the son of the late Paul and Catherine (Danyluk) Doncheski. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Anna M. Van Horn Doncheski on April 8, 2012.

He was Owner and Partner of DonCheske Brothers, Inc., John Deere Dealership, Hackettstown, NJ  Demetrius "Mickey" was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Great Meadows, NJ; he was a Civil Defense Air Raid Warden; Charter Member of the Independence Fire Dept.; School Board member (over 20 years) and Past President of  Central School, Great Meadows, NJ; member and Past President of the Pequest Union Cemetery Board; member of the Millbrook Village Society; past member of the Warren County Farmers Fair Committee; he was active in local farming and agricultural affairs.

He is survived by ; Son & wife, Garrie & Melanie Doncheski; daughter & husband, Michele Bergsma & Atze Nan; Sister-Mary Kudlak; Grandson and Fiance, Keith Doncheski and Elizabeth Eaves-Feldhaus; Grandsons, Daniel and Matthew Doncheski; grandaughter & her husband, Jennifer & Kendall McCann; grandaughter & her husband, Erica & Nate Cunningham;  Great Grandson, Keith Allen Doncheski, Jr.; great grand child, Gretchen McCann; great grandchildren, Quinn and Mila Cunningham;Sisters in law, Murial VanHorn and Elizabeth VanHorn;  predeceased by Late Brother, Simon Doncheski; Late Brother In Law, John Kudlak; Late Sister, Victoria Grogan; Late Sister, Helen Pirozek; predeceased by 2 younger brothers who died in childhood, and late son in law Robert Roehrich.

Parastas Service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012, at 9:30 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, following will be a Divine Liturgy at 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 335 US Hwy 46, Great Meadows, NJ Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

Visitation will be Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the Independence Rescue Squad; Independence Fire Dept. or St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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Vincent DiMaio

Vincent DiMaio, 73, of Hackettstown, N.J. died on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J..
Born on 02/04/1939 in Phillipsburg, N.J., "Vinny" has lived in the Hackettstown & Independence Twp. area all of his life.  He worked in construction with his brothers, "DiMaio Bros. Construction" for 41 yrs. and was a member of Building Construction Laborers Union,  Local #3 of  North Jersey.
Vincent graduated from Central School, Great Meadows, N.J. and attended Hackettstown High School. He served our country from 1956 to 1959 in Co. "B", 3rd Medium Tank Batalion, 50th Armored Div., N.J. National Guard.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, N.J. and enjoyed staying informed about world news and current events as well as playing the lottery.
Vincent is survived by two brothers, Alphonse & his wife Shirley DiMaio and Gerald & his wife Linda DiMaio, both of Hackettstown, N.J. and many Nieces & Nephews.  He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Ralph, Andrew & Samuel and sisters Angelina Jewell & Marie Masker.
Visitation will be on Mon., 7-30-12 from 4-8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Services will be Tues. 7-31-12, 11:00am at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, N.J.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Willow Grove St. Hackettstown, N.J. 07840
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Rita C. DiRienzo

Rita C. DiRienzo, age 92, of Mansfield Township, NJ died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Mansfield Twp., NJ. Rita was born May 21, 1920 in Atlas, PA. She is the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Haffey) DiRienzo.

She was employed by the  Hackettstown Gazette for 44 years as an Office Manager and Bookkeeper and retired in 1991. Previously she worked at Picatinny Arsenal during WW II.
Rita was a parishioner of Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church, Long Valley, NJ. She was a Graduate of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1938.

She is survived by ; Sister Ethel Swisher, Hackettstown, NJ & many loving Nieces and Nephews. Predeceased by 2 Brothers, Robert DiRienzo (1994) and James DiRienzo; Predeceased by 4 Sisters, Florence May, Dorothy Filipski, June Gavinelli And Loretta Skinner.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Monday, July 16, 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 Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Warren Haven, 350 Oxford Road, Oxford, NJ 07863

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Helen DiDio

Helen DiDio, age 95, of Vero Beach, FL died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Indian River Medical Center, Indian River, FL. Helen was born January 18, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Josh and Elizabeth (Sculley) Start. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Miller (1969) and her second husband Armand DiDio (2007)

She was a devoted and loving Homemaker. Helen lived in Vero Beach, FL. Since 1991.
Helen was a former member of St. Patrick R.C. Church, Belvidere, NJ

She is survived by a Son & Wife, Michael & Linda Miller, Allamuchy, NJ; 2 Daughters, Monica & and her husband John Counihan, Getzville, NY.; Mary Miller, New York, NY; 7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:30 am on Monday, July 16, 2012 at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 327 Greenwich Street, Belvidere, NJ. Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere on Monday, July 16 following the Mass.

Calling hours will be Monday, July 16 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Maureen Ann Dougherty


Maureen Ann Dougherty, age 66, of Greentown, PA died Monday, June 25, 2012 surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter in Catasauqua, PA. Maureen was born November 20, 1945 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of Marion (Ivory) Gorman and the late John Gorman. She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Patrick Dougherty.

Maureen was a homemaker and helped run the Central House Tavern in Hackettstown, NJ with her husband and his parents.

In addition to her husband Maureen is survived by 2 sons, Daniel of Roseto, Pa and Joel of Hope, NJ; 2 daughters, Bridget Stump of South Brunswick, NJ and Erin Beck of Catasauqua, PA; her mother Marion (Ivory) Gorman of Monroe, NJ; Sister, Karol Ann Bluhm of Monroe, NJ; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; predeceased by a son, Michael Timothy Dougherty.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, June 28 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ. Burial will be in Our Lady Of The Mountain Cemetery following the Mass.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM and Thursday, June 28, 2012, 9:15 AM (until time to leave for church) at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or go to woundedwarriorproject.org



 

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Anna M. Doncheski

Doncheski, Anna M. died on Sunday April 8, 2012 at her home in Hackettstown, NJ where she was a lifelong resident. Anna was born on October 3, 1924 in Allamuchy, NJ to the late Garrett J. and the late Clara E. (Almer) Van Horn. In addition to her parents Anna is predeceased by a brother John Van Horn and a son-in-law Robert Roehrich.

Anna was a part-time clerical worker for M&M Mars, Inc., Hackettstown. Prior to that she work as a telephone operator for AT&T. Anna was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ. She was a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Millbrook Historical Society and the Trinity United Methodist Church Women’s Society. Most of all Anna enjoyed gardening and spending time with her loving family & friends.

Anna is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Demetrius M. "Mickey" Doncheski, her son Garrie Doncheski and his wife Melanie of Millerstown, PA; her daughter Michele Bergsma and her husband Atze Nan of White Plains, VA; her brother Charles Van Horn and his wife Muriel of Washington, NJ; sister-in-law Elizabeth Van Horn of Saratoga Springs, NY; 3 grandsons Keith, Daniel, and Matthew Doncheski;  1 Great Grandson, Keith Allen Doncheski, Jr., 2 step-granddaughters Jennifer McCann and Erica Cunningham;  3 step-great grandchildren Gretchen McCann, Quinn and Mila Cunningham.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday April 12, 2012 from 4:00 Pm -7:00 PM Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM at the Cochran , Funeral Home. Interment will be at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City OK, 73123 or the United Trinity Methodist Church, 213 Main Street Hackettstown NJ, 07840.
 

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Elaine MacDonald Delano Brace Sigler

Elaine M. Delano Brace Sigler, age 87, of Hackettstown, NJ died Friday, March 23, 2012 at Heath Village of Hackettstown, N.J.. Elaine was born November 4, 1924 in Providence, RI. She was the daughter of the late Archie Richardson MacDonald and the late Edna May (Loxley) MacDonald. At the age of 16, the family moved to Greene, RI. Elaine earned her BS at the University of Rhode Island, where she was a member of the Lambda Beta Chapter of Chi Omega, and her MS at Simmons College in Boston, MA.

She moved to Bloomingdale, NJ in 1959, where she was a member of Butler United Methodist Church and held various offices in both local and district levels of the United Methodist Women. In 1962 Elaine and her husband, James K. Delano, moved to Newfoundland, NJ. Following the death of her husband, Elaine commuted to Hackettstown, NJ where she worked as a college teacher and was the Chairman of the Fashion Merchandising Department of Centenary College. She also volunteered in the health care unit of Methodist Manor in Branchville, NJ.

Elaine married Edward S. Brace in 1970, and after his death, she eventually moved to Heath Village in Hackettstown, NJ. Elaine served as president of Martha Circle of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of Friendly Visitors at Heath Village. She married Robert Sigler of Heath Village in 1996. Elaine was predeceased by her first husband, James K. Delano, her second husband, Edward S. Brace, and her third husband, Robert Sigler. She is survived by her Step-Daughter, Karen Brace Weber, 5 Step-Grandchildren, Barbara Weber Moritz, John Weber, William Weber, James Weber and Laura Weber Stamberger, and 15 Step-Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by her cousin, Rosslyn Mulley, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey Foundation, 331 State Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753-9926.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced at Heath Village, 430 Schooley's Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

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Phyllis R. Dubpernell

Phyllis R. Dubpernell, age 74, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J. Phyllis lived in Hackettstown, NJ for the past 21 years and was born August 18, 1937 in Toledo, OH. She is the daughter of the late Theodore and the late Stella (Grabowski) Siwa. In addition to her parents Phyllis is predeceased by 2 brothers: Theodora and Ronald Siwa.

 

She was employed by House Of Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ as an Assistant Activities Director and was an Associate for the Walmart, Mansfield, NJ. Phyllis enjoyed going to bingo and bowling but most of all spending time with her family.

 

She is survived by her daughter Jennifer and husband Glenn Stine, her loving companion, Art McCaffrey; 2 grandchildren: Jacob And Nicholas Stine.

 

All services are private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 2680,, North Canton, OH 44720. 

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Rose H. Davenport

Rose H. Davenport, age 88, died Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Murphy Medical Center of Murphy, NC. Rose was born August 19, 1923 in Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late Dajad and the late Mariam (Bedoyian) Ohanian. She was married to the late Stanley Davenport. Rose is also predeceased by 1 brother: Nick Ohanian and 1 sister Lillian Boornazian.

 

She was a self employed Tailor and worked for the Dolorean Estate for many years. Rose’s passion was sewing and traveling. What Rose loved most of all was spending time with her loving family.

 

She is survived by 2 daughters Linda Allen and Phyllis & husband Roger Bennett, 1 son James & wife Mary Kachadourian, 1 sister Elizabeth & husband Peter Boornazian, 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

 

A graveside service will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 31 at German Valley Cemetery, 80 Coleman Road, Long Valley, NJ followed by the interment.

 

Calling hours will be Monday, January 30 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

 

 

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