Obituaries

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Keith W Hobokan

Keith W. Hobokan, 67, of Hacketstown passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Forest Manor Nursing Health Care Center.  Keith was born on February 28, 1953 in New Brunswick, NJ the son of Joan and Bill Hobokan.  He was a graduate of Hackettstown High School. 
 
Keith’s career spanned more than 30 years working at various Shop Rite grocery stores – including Hackettstown, Roxbury and Springfield.  He loved the Shop Rite brand.  He then worked for 7 years at Walmart in Succasunna, NJ, retiring in his early 60’s.    
 
Keith was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for most of his life. 
 
He was passionate about music, specifically Rock and Roll with his favorite bands being The Doors, Rolling Stones and Beatles. Growing up Keith loved camping at our family campsite at Green Valley Beach Campground, collected baseball cards and enjoyed the cars he drove.  He owned a Plymouth Duster, a Pontiac Firebird and a Chevy Impala. 
 
Keith was very close with our brother Kent – they did many things together and often were seen out around Hackettstown.  They would go out to do laundry, shop and loved eating out!  Most often it was Leo’s Luncheonette, Hot Dog Johnny’s, pizza or for a “fancy meal” Ruby Tuesday’s. 
 
Keith was an avid baseball fan and loved the Yankees! He could recite stats from when we were kids – and if you doubted him, you were probably wrong.  His baseball collection was well over 20,000 cards at one point.  
 
Keith resided at Forest Manor and loved it there.  His brother Kent moved in first and Keith wanted to know why he didn’t live there too!  He loved being close to Kent, the staff were excellent to him and he no longer had to do laundry, dishes and other chores.  It made him so very happy.  The staff were with him through this journey and we are forever grateful. 
 
Keith is predeceased in death by parents Joan and William, sister Kandy and brother Kent and survived by brother Kurt, sisters Karyl, Kourtney, Klaudia, and several nieces and nephews. 
 
 A family service will be held at Union Cemetery at a future date.  
 
If desired, please make a donation to the food pantry at:Trinity United Methodist Church213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Reference The Lords Pantry/Keith Hobokan on the memo field
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
 
 

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Susan W. Hopkins

Susan W. Hopkins, age 75, of Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, December 21, 2019 at home.  Susan was born January 17, 1944 in San Luis Obispo, CA to the late Vanden and Lois (Wells) Newman. 
 
She was previously employed by Barton West End Farms, Oxford, NJ as a Secretary before retiring several years ago.  Susan was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ.  She was an avid reader, movie buff and loved watching true crime.  Most of all Susan loved spending time with her family, friends and her beloved grandchildren. 
 
She is survived her two loving daughters, Robin Keggan and husband Dale Lifer, Kelly Mason and husband Scott, a brother, William Newman and wife Constance, a sister, Terri Cornelius and husband Worth and four cherished grandchildren, Kyle, Kayleigh, Jordan and Scottie.
 
A memorial service will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, January 11 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating.

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

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Natalia Hollman

Natalia Bykova Hollman of Port Murray, NJ, 37, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Dec. 17th, 2019. Natalia was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia on October 30, 1982. She came to the United States in 2004, met Paul Hollman on Long Island and they fell in love. They were married and lived in Port Murray since 2005. She was an avid runner, She ran in many 5K/10K, half marathon fund raising events across the country for many years. She was passionate about yoga and golfing. She worked at Fazier Industrial for the last 13 years, steadily progressing her career from Order Processing Clerk to Supervisor of Engineering Operations. Natalia touched everyone's lives with her great compassion, intellect, understanding and vitality for life with her family, friends and coworkers. "Natasha" always made time for any and all family events.

 

Natalia is survived by her husband Paul, their twin boys Michael and Nikolas, her parents Elena Bykova and Alexander Novichkov, grandfather Voldermort Lapin and her in-laws, Joan & Steve Carlucci, Keith & Lina Hollman, Carol & Glenn Shirley, Gary & June Hollman, Robert & JoAnna Hollman, 14 nieces & nephews in the US and 9 cousins in Russia.

 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a viewing, Friday, Dec. 20th from 4-9m at Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St. Hackettstown, NJ. Funeral Service at Our Lady of the Mountain, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ, Saturday, Dec. 21st at 11am.  For those who cannot make the viewing on Friday you come to the funeral home on Saturday at 10 for a short viewing.   

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Jonathan S. Hummer

 Jonathan S. Hummer, age 33 of Hackettstown formerly of Morristown, NJ died Thursday, November 28, 2019.  Jonathan was born April 25, 1986 in Dover, NJ. He is the son of John and Lisa (Young) Hummer. Jonathon was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ann  Young and his paternal grandparents, Leroy an dIris Hummer.

He was formerly employed as a Landscaper for many years. Jonathan was a San Francisco 49ers fan, enjoyed collecting baseball cards, fishing and being outdoors.

He is survived by his loving parents, John and Lisa (Young) Hummer, a brother, Nicholas Hummer, an uncle, Glenn Hummer, a great aunt, a great uncle and three cousins.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Dorothy M. Heric

Dorothy Mae Heric, a longtime resident of Heath Village Retirement Community died Saturday 11/16/2019.  Dorothy was born in Bronx New York in 1933. She grew up in Englewood N.J. and attended Englewood Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1954. She served as a Registered Nurse for 25 years, mostly at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains, N.J.  Dorothy was married to her loving and devoted husband John in 1965. They lived in West Milford NJ and remained married until John died in 1992. She is survived by three children Alice Fuscaldo of Long Valley N.J., Paul Heric of Nazareth PA and Doug Heric of Seattle WA. Dorothy is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Elizabeth and Andrew Fuscaldo, Alyssa, Rachel, Christopher and Victoria Heric and Jacob, MacAllister, Graceanne, Truman and Titus Heric.  Services will be held on Friday 11/29/2019 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown N.J. 08740. An additional service will be held before the funeral procession on Saturday 11/30/2019 from 9-9:30 am. The funeral procession will depart promptly at 9:30 for Rural Valley Cemetery in Cuddebackville N.Y. where Dorothy will be buried in the family plot.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Kent D. Hobokan

Kent D. Hobokan, 63, of Hackettstown passed away Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, at Forest Manor Nursing Health Care Center.  Kent was born on April 25, 1956 in New Brunswick, NJ the son of Joan and Bill Hobokan.  He was a graduate of Hackettstown High School and Kean College, Union NJ where he studied to become a Social Worker. 

Kent was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  He was passionate about music, specifically Rock and Roll with his favorite band being Pink Floyd.  Kent had an amazing dog growing up, a Shepard/Collie mix named Pax and could often been seen walking to Leo’s Luncheonette with her by his side.  Kent held various jobs including working a hotline at Kean College and several years employed at Waterloo Village.

Kent is predeceased in death by sister Kandy and survived by wife Marilyn of Somerset NJ, brothers Keith and Kurt, sisters Karyl, Kourtney and Klaudia, and several nieces and nephews. 

A family service will be held at Forest Manor in November.  In lieu of flowers please send cards to our brother Keith Hobokan, Forest Manor, PO Box 283, Hope NJ 07844 and/or make a donation to the Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, 220 South Orange Ave, Suite 300, Livingston, NJ 07039 (please reference Kent Hobokan)

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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John Scott Heuer

 John Scott Heuer, age 65, of Budd Lake, NJ died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Scott was born September 30, 1953 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late John F. and Leonor (Azevedo) Heuer.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine DeClemente and brothers in law, James DeClemente and Allan Rogers.

He served proudly in the US Army during the Vietnam Era from 1973 to 1975.  Scott was stationed at Check Point Charlie in Berlin, Germany.  He was employed by IBEW Local #164, Paramus, NJ as an Electrician.  Scott loved to gardening, hiking, being outdoors and traveling. In addition, he enjoyed buying and selling antique furniture. He was an avid rock music lover, star-gazer and loved spending time at the beach.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Latifa (Azhari) Heuer two sons, Jad Heuer and Dean Heuer, a brother, Todd Heuer, three sisters, Carolyn Rogers, Jackie Heuer, Maria Chambers and husband Thomas and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2-5 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Budd Lake on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:00 am with Father Antiono Gaviria officiating

Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ.

 

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Joseph M. Hussey

Joseph M Hussey, age 86, died at his home on July 9th after a long illness.  Joe served in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War.  He was employed as an engineer by Picatinny Arsenal for 40 years and upon retiring continued his service to the United States as a consultant with a U.S. military defense contractor.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as an awarded trap shooter.  He was happiest in the company of his family and close friends.  He is survived by Judy, his wife of 57 years and his two sons, Keith and Kevin as well as extended family who were an important part of his life.  Internment is Friday July 12th ll:00am at Stanhope Union Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to make donations, please send to Wounded Warriors Foundation or St. Judes Childrens Hospital.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Nancy Hickey

 Nancy Hickey, a long-time resident of Hackettstown, passed away June 25th, 2019 at her daughter’s home in PA at the age of 92.  Nancy grew up in Frelinghuysen Township and graduated from Blairstown High School.  She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years William Hickey, her parents Alexander and Anastasia Malon, her brothers Howard and William Malon, her sisters Helen Malon and Mary Bosse.

While raising her family, Nancy was employed at the Hackettstown A&P as a cashier for approximately 25 years until her retirement in 1990.

Nancy’s character was made up of a strong work ethic, determination and a warm loving heart.

Nancy is survived by her daughter Patricia Hickey and husband Larry Darnell of PA; son William Hickey and wife Lori Barton of NJ; son Patrick and wife Kathleen Hickey of CT; grandsons Shawn, Michael, Daniel and Alex; her brother Alex Malon of TN; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Funeral services will be on Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:00am at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 302 High Street, Hackettstown.  Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

In lieu of flowers donations in honor of Nancy Hickey may be made to: Cure Alzheimer's Fund @ www.curealz.org, if by check (use website form, if possible) mail to Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or use direct link  https://curealz.org/outreach/in-memory/nancy-hickey/ 

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Brenda Ellen Hubert

 Brenda Ellen Hubert, age 67, died peacefully Saturday, June 8, 2019 at home in Liberty Township, NJ.  Brenda was born in Orange, NJ to Elizabeth (Fairbanks) Wilkinson and the late Clifford Wilkinson.   

Brenda was an accomplished artist, who loved to paint and draw. She loved floral arranging and to garden, which lead her to find a career as a floral designer for Greenway Florist, Hackettstown, NJ.  She cherished the friendships she made over the years and those that knew her would say she brought sunshine to their day.  Brenda lived for family and friends, especially her grandchildren.  In addition she loved animals, especially her cats and would be the first to donate to any organization in need.  Brenda will be deeply missed, the world has lost a beautiful soul but know that this new “Angel” will be looking down on us. 

She is survived by her devoted husband, Peter S. Hubert, Sr., one daughter, Sara E. Baroody and husband Steve, one son, Peter S. Hubert, Jr. and wife Monica, her mother, Elizabeth (Fairbanks) Wilkinson, a brother Steven Wilkinson and wife Judith, a sister, Christine Gauthier and husband Rick, five grandchildren, Angela, Julia, Annabella, Tyler, Owen, many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friend, Cherie Burgard.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

A funeral service will be held 8:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  In addition a burial of ashes and a chapel service will be Friday, June 14, 2014 at 11 am at the Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to A Local Animal Shelter of One's Choice or to Habitat for Humanity, 31 Belvidere Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882 in memory of Brenda.

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Harold "Spike" Holbrook

Harold E Holbrook Sr, AKA “Spike”, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on  Tuesday May 14th  2019 at 2:35pm. He was 87. 

 

Harold was one of 12 children born to Jennie Strowbridge and Ernest E. Hollbrook.  In addition, Spike had 4 half siblings born to Jennie Strowbridge and George Sutton. 

 

He married the now late Barbara E Allsop on November 1st, 1952.  Barbara passed unexpectedly in 1976.  He leaves behind 3 children, Donna Holbrook Appel Sherman of Hackettstown, NJ, Mark E Holbrook of Great Meadows, NJ and Harold E Holbrook Jr who resides in North Carolina. He also leaves behind 6 grand children; Barbara, Christal, Michelle, Andrea, Michael & Chelsea and 8 great grand children; Ava, Devin, Noah, Braeden, Fiona, Logan, Rilyn and Alyssa.  All were adored and the angels in his life.   

 

Spike remarried the now late Judith Ann Jasinski in 1979.  Together they raised Judith’s three children, Chester, Julius and Anna. 

 

He loved working in his yard and helping out at his church.  He always had a special place in his heart for children and animals. 

 

He lived on “the hill” in Glen Gardener for 50 years until recently when he moved to Hackettstown with his daughter and her husband Don. He was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

Harold died peacefully at Warren Haven Nursing Center in Oxford New Jersey.  He will be laid to rest next to his wife Barbara on Friday, May 17th at 11:00am at Franklin Memorial Park Cemetery, 1800 State Route 27 (Lincoln Highway), North Brunswick NJ 08902.  There will be a memorial service at 2:30pm the same afternoon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ. 

 

Anyone wishing to make a donation to a favorite cause of his can do so through the Common Sense for Animals program located at 2420 Route 57, P O Box 589, Broadway, NJ 08808.  Their website is

http://www.csa-adoptions.org

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Michael "Gooch" Hannigan

 Michael K. Hannigan “Gooch”, age 65, of Bangor, PA formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at home.  Michael was born May 15, 1953 in Newton, NJ. He was the son of the late John and Blanche (Smith) Hannigan.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Hannigan,  his mother-in-law, Barbara Norton and his father-in-law, Joseph "Jay" Romano. 

He was previously employed by Construction Laborers Union Local #472, Newark, NJ as a Heavy Highway Laborer.  Gooch was an avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed music and was devoted NY Yankees, Denver Broncos and West Virginia Mountaineers fan.  Most of all he was a dedicated husband, father and friend.

Gooch is survived by his wife: Geraldine “Geri” (Romano) Hannigan, his daughter, Sheali Hannigan, two brothers, William Hannigan and wife Kathleen, John Hannigan and wife Pat, his father-in-law, John Norton, many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Toby.

The funeral will be held 7:30 pm on Friday, May 10 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Mario Spardaro officiating.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be Friday, May 10, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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

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Anna Hlavka

Anna Elizabeth Hlavka passed peacefully on April 9, 2019, at the age of 91.  She was born in 1928, in Little York, NY, and was a Mayflower descendant (9th generation granddaughter) of William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony.   She and her husband, George, were long-time residents of Warren, NJ.

Anna was an avid cook and an exceptional gardener.  She was a passionate reader her whole life, ranging far and wide in subject, she especially loved her thrillers and crime novels.  She treasured art, antiques, museums, and yard sales.  She was a true theatre buff.  She also appreciated architecture and home styles, and spent several years in real estate sales.

She was married 62 years to her loving husband, George, who passed in 2016.  Her siblings, James, Louis, and Wanita predeceased her, as well as her beloved son-in-law, Michael.  She is survived by her daughters, Ellen Figueredo, Patricia Hendricks and husband Robert, and Kathleen Friden and husband Phillip, as well as her four grandchildren, Christopher Kornicke, Erik Friden, Emily Friden, and Andy Friden.

Anna had a wry sense of humor.  She told her nurse, “Just make sure I’m really dead”.   Feisty to the last, she will be deeply missed.

There will be a memorial mass offered for both Anna and George at Our Lady of the Mount Chapel in Warren, NJ on November 26th, 2019 at 9:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a favorite charity.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/
 

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Gregory Hywel

 Gregory Hywel, age 84, of, Hackettstown formerly of Hillside, NJ died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at St. Clare’s Hospital of Denville, NJ.  Gregory was born October 2, 1934 in Zydacziv, Ukraine. He is the son of the late Hryhoryj and Anna (Macuk) Hywel.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ivan, Mykola, Osyp and Willie, and sisters, Maria and Irena.  


Gregory served proudly in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1957 to 1961.  He was employed by Novartis Pharmaceutical, East Hanover, NJ as a Machinist.  Gregory was very mechanically inclined, was a great handyman who loved to build and tinker with anything.  He was an avid soccer player, enjoyed tennis and swimming and was a terrific dancer.  Most of all Gregory adored and loved spending time with his family. 

Gregory is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie (Macyk) Hywel, his son, Gregory “Danko” Hywel and wife Zuzana, three daughters, Genia and husband Dr. Nick Brodyn, Irene and husband Mark Pawliczko, Chrissy and husband Stephen Szewczuk.  He is also survived by a sister, Genia Livengood, a brother, Walter Hywel and wife Ginny, and a sister-in-law Anne and husband John Dzera; eight grandchildren: Matthew, Christine, Stefko, Mark, Mykola, Larissa, Lesyk and Liliana; nieces  and nephews, Julius and wife Maria, Myron and wife Lorraine, Joe and wife Margaret,and many more nieces, nephews and extended family members.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Monday, March 11, 2019 at St. Nicholas's Church, 335 US Highway 46, Great Meadows, NJ with Father Evhen "Eugene" Moniuk officiating.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following the funeral service.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 10 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with a wake service at 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 335 US Hwy 46, Great Meadows, NJ 07838 in memory of Gregory.

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

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Raymond H. Hansel

 Roman Henry “Raymond” Hansel, age 102, of North Plainfield, NJ died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Somerville, NJ.  Ray was born February 28, 1917 at home in Plainfield, NJ by a midwife. He is the son of the late John and Nellie (Alberski) Hansel.

Ray was a service station owner for 37 years in Plainfield, NJ, in addition he was a plumbing dispatcher for 13 years in North Plainfield, NJ.  He loved to play the violin.  Ray was drafted during World War II on April 7, 1942 and served proudly in the Army Air Corps.  He did his basic training in three days at Fort Dix, NJ.  He was then shipped to Lake Charles, Louisiana where  Ray was an Instrument Flying Instructor for four years.  He was discharged on December 2, 1945.  He was awarded the Good Conduct Metal and the WWII Victory Medal.  Ray spent much of his younger years in the Hope/Great Meadows Area on the family homestead on Hissom Road in Hope, NJ, those years held some of his fondest memories.

He is survived by many great nieces and nephews.

All services are private.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

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Charles "Butch" Perry Higgins

 Charles Perry Higgins, Jr., affectionally known as Butch, age 76, of Milton, DE formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, DE, surrounded by his loving family.  Butch was born September 16, 1942 in Newark, NJ son of the late Charles and Helen F. (Cogan) Higgins, Sr. 

Butch served proudly in the US Navy during the Vietnam war from 1961 to 1967.  He was previously employed by Weiss-Aug, East Hanover as a Supervisor before retiring several years ago.  Butch was a former member of the Hackettstown Fire Department, Hackettstown, NJ, where he served from 1970 until he relocated to DE in 2013.  He was an up-and-coming golfer, reader and in addition, he enjoyed playing Pickleball.  When not outside, he was an avid NY sports fan rooting tirelessly for the Rangers, Yankees and Giants. Butch was a people person with many friends, but most of all, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (nee-Chapman) Higgins , his cherished daughter, Theresa "Terri" Walters and husband William, his beloved son, Kieran Higgins and wife Barbara,  two sisters , Margaret Valentine, Pamela Smith and six grandchildren, Connor, Nathaniel, Amelia, Kathryn, Kyle and Blake.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, December 8th at Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hackettstown Fire Department, 110 Moore Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Charles.

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Donald M. Hendershot

Donald M. Hendershot, 77, of Independence Twp., NJ, passed away in his home on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Born in Washington, NJ, “Don” was the son of the late Raymond & Eleanor Wilson Parks Hendershot.

Don retired in 1998 from Elizabethtown Gas as a construction supervisor. He honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1962.  In 2009 he was inducted in the Hackettstown Hall of Fame, He was very active in his community and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown; Blue Ridge Post #164, American Legion, The Hackettstown Moose Lodge, Independence Twp. Zoning Board where he served as a Zoning Officer. For over 17 years, Don was in charge of and directed the Hackettstown Memorial Day Parade and was the coach of the little league football team for over 15 years. The consumate outdoorsman, Don loved hunting with his family and friends on the family farm in Independence Twp. In his younger days, Don competed in Dirt Modified Racing on the Nazareth and Harmony, NJ dirt tracks. Don was proud to be a graduate of Hackettstown High School where for years he held the field & track shotput record and played on Hackettstown’s undefeated football team.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janette Sylstra Hendershot, two sons, Michael and Robert of Independence Township. One brother, Richard Hendershot of California. His beloved grandson, Ethan Raymond Hendershot. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Evans in 1983.

A visitation will take place at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ from 4-8pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Funeral service will be on Friday, 11:00am, at the Hackettstown First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Interment with military honors will follow at the Pequest Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Legion, P.O. Box 332, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 or the First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Carol Hagan

Carol Mae Hagan passed away on November 20, 2018.  She was 85. Born in Dover NJ, she was the oldest child of Charles and Bertha(Smith) Shauger. 
She was raised in Berkshire Valley.  Carol was a 1951 graduate of Roxbury High School where she participated in many sports.  She also enjoyed time spent with classmates and being Drum Majorette. 

Carol was a talented dancer.  She taught dance for her mentor, Phil Grassia, at his Dover studio.  Later she opened her dance and baton business in Kenvil.  At her recitals, toddlers would often”steal the show” with their tap dances and costumes.  She taught many adults ballroom dances.  Her twirlers marched in numerous parades in northern NJ. 

She enjoyed traveling.  In 1972, she was a chaperone for Girl Scout Troop 287 on their month – long journey to 7 countries in Europe. She loved the Jersey Shore and cherished many trips to Hawaii with her daughter.  She also enjoyed Broadway shows and concerts. 

Carol was predeceased by her husband Donald “Jake”, her sister Lois, and brother Charles.  She was a loving and devoted mom to her daughter Cheryl Lynn of Paradise Valley, PA.  She is also survived by her sister Gail of Citrus Springs, FL. 

Cremation will be private.  Memorial donations will be accepted at Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave. Suite 902 New York, N.Y. 10018 or online at www. hdsa.org We continue to hope for a cure. 
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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James A, Hodgson, Jr.

James A. Hodgson, Jr., age 72, of Blairstown, NJ died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  James was born August 26, 1946 to the late James A. and Dorothy (Hartmann) Hodgson, Sr. 

He was the Owner/Operator of H & H Dealer Services, Blairstown, NJ.  James was an avid car collector and enjoyed spending time with his wife and sons.

He is survived by his loving wife: Erin (Goff) Hodgson, 4 sons, Derek, Devon, Rhett and Ian Hodgson, 2 sisters, Barbara Schappell and husband Bill, Dorothy Lorelli and husband Sam.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 13 at Union Cemetery, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 in memory of James.

 

 

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Marilyn Alice Hall

  
Marilyn Alice Hall, age 87, of Hackettstown died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at home in Hackettstown.  Marilyn was born July 18, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late James and Ann (Reagan) Frain.  She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Hall in 2002.  

Marilyn is survived by; Sons, Don Hall and Dean Hall, Daughter; Kathy Babcock and her husband Dennis, Brothers; James Frain and Jerry Frain, Grandchildren; Heather, Lorelyn, Donald, Shannon, Kerry and Megan, Great Grandchildren; Andy, Maddie, Augus, Adelaide, Eleanor, Andrew and Ethan.
 
The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, October 13 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows on Saturday, October 13 following the funeral mass.

Calling hours will be Friday, October 12 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street,
Hackettstown, N.J..
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Karen Ann Quilan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Marilyn.
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

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Paul J. Hiller

Paul Hiller died on Monday, October 8, following a brief illness. He was 91.

Mr Hiller and his wife, Elinor, were long-time residents of Oakland before retiring to Florida. In 2016, they returned to New Jersey to be closer to family.

Paul Hiller was born in Hudson County, New Jersey. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He worked for many years as an international project manager for a global electronics firm, spending more than a decade in Kuwait.
 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Wayne and Wyatt, daughter Wendy Meyer, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren
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A private memorial service is planned.

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

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

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Beverly M. Hendrickson

 Beverly M. Hendrickson, age 70, of Long Valley formerly of Bloomfield, NJ died Monday, July 23, 2018 at Care One of Parsippany, NJ.  She was pre deceased by her husband Donald.  Mrs. Hendrickson was born May 27, 1948 in Glen Ridge, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Theodore and the late Lillian (Zepka) Falkowski. 

She was previously employed as a Receptionist for Loreal Cosmetics, Clark, NJ where she retired from and prior to that she worked for Lawson Products, Fairfield, NJ as a Billing Clerk.  Beverly was an avid animal lover, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by 2 daughters, René Stoffers and fiancée Barry Shook,  Jenette Lindahl and wife Anya, a son, Timothy Hendrickson and wife Mary Ann, a brother, Theodore Falkowski, Jr. and wife Connie, 5 Grandchildren, Julianna, Ryan, Hunter, Allison, Megan, and her beloved dog; Rosie.

A funeral service will be held 7:30 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be Friday, July 27, 2018 from 4-8 pm at the funeral home.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Eleventh Hour Rescue, P.O. Box 218, Rockaway, NJ 07866 or at LLS.org the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 13 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016 in memory of Beverly.

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Mary A. Harrison

 Mary A. Harrison, age 96, of Morris Plains formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Country Home for Seniors.  Mrs. Harrison was born March 7, 1922 in Hackettstown. She is the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Blackwood) Diehl.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years Erving Harrison, her cherished son, Erving “Hooky” Harrison and her 8 siblings. 

Mary was a former member of the American Legion, Hackettstown, NJ, was a Candy Striper for the Newton and Hackettstown Hospitals, she also operated the Hackettstown Seniors Center for many years.  She was inducted into the Hackettstown Seniors Hall of Fame by Governor Jim Florio, was a foster parent to 34 children during her lifetime.  In addition, Mary was a camping enthusiast, was known for her apple pie and loved ice cream gooberies.

She is survived by her two sons, Michael J. Harrison and wife Carol, Jay W. Harrison, her sister, Emma Jane Fenimore and husband Julio, nine grandchildren, Joseph, Eric, Kristopher, Elizabeth, Sean, Sherri, Bill, Tommy, Darby, twenty-two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 19 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Moya Keating officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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

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Judith S. Hart

 Judith S. Hart, age 82, of Vernon, formally of Howell, NJ, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ.  Judith was born November 27, 1935 in Dover, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Fletch and Ella Barr. She was also predeceased by her son, Jeffrey Hart.

She was employed by Verizon in NJ as an administrative assistant.  Judith was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Freehold Township and participated in many church activities. She is also a member of the Vernon Senior Ceramics and exercise programs.

She is survived by; son; David Hart and his wife Denise, six grandchildren; Richard, Jennifer, Sean, Christopher, Sarah, Leigh Rose and sister; Marilyn.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Funeral 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

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Harry W. Hoffmann

.Harry William Hoffmann of Saylorsburg, PA, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2018 at the age of 82.  Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, LaNelle, their three loving sons, Brett and his wife Jennifer, Glenn and his wife Jewel, Todd and his girlfriend Melissa, one grandson, Jeremy and two grand nieces, Cori Cheney Broderick and Tammi Dion.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Charlotte Stueber Hoffmann, two older brothers, Edward and Albert Hoffmann, and by his niece Patricia Cheney.

            Harry was born and raised in Paterson, NJ, the third son of Albert and Charlotte Stueber Hoffmann.  He graduated Central High School in 1953 where he was elected student body president and went on to earn an Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1957 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall in 1964.  He married LaNelle Follett on October 6, 1962 and they made their home in Skyline Lakes, Ringwood, NJ, where they welcomed their boys, eventually moving to the then rural community of Schooley’s Mountain, NJ, in the summer of 1973.  He worked primarily as a Technical Writer and Form Analyst, finishing his career at TyCom (an undersea fiber optic cable system construction company?), working proudly alongside his son, Brett.

            Harry was ?a devoted husband to his wife, LaNelle; her “tireless problem-solver” as she liked to call him.  He was a wonderful father not only to his boys, but also to so many of their close friends.  Everyone knew him as “Dad” and sought his wise counsel.  He was an accomplished cook who truly loved to prepare large meals for as many hungry guests as his house could hold.  He was also an avid sports fan, always rooting for his NY Giants and Yankees and enjoying the games with his sons and their friends.  Harry was a champion chess player who delighted in teaching the game as much as playing it.  But what he loved most of all was hunting with his sons, which he did for many years throughout northern NJ, and then taking endless pleasure in regaling others with stories of their exploits and adventures afield.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The funeral service will be held 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 19 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donation may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Harry

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Judy B. Hiller

Judy B. Hiller (August 27, 1961- February 15, 2018) passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 15, 2018. Judy was a long time resident of Hackettstown, NJ. She is survived by her devoted husband of 35 years, Wayne, children Jennifer (Kyle Niper) and Wayne (Lauren), grandchildren Paxton and Breckan, and her sisters Ana Kirk and Maria Burdge.

She was generous, loving and caring, and prided herself on her roles of “Mom” and “Abuelita”. Above all else, she loved her family, enjoyed gardening, Peruvian cooking, traveling with her husband and helping others. She left a lasting impact and touched many she met throughout her life. She will be missed and cherished by all of those who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to Selah Adult Care, 133 4th Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823. Visitation will begin at 11am and services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Burial to follow.

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Sandra L. Hann

 Sandra L Hann, age 61, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Sandra was born September 26, 1956 in Phillispburg, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Albert Paul and Yvonne Annette (Deemer) Hann. 

Sandra graduated from Centenary College, Hackettstown Class of 1993.She was an artist, an avid reader, a big fan of public radio and all types of music.  Sandra loved drinking coffee and spend time conversing with her friends and family.

She is survived by her sister, Cindy L. Mulrine and husband Brian, her brother, John William Hann and her nephew, Leo Mulrine.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 2 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 12 Noon - 1pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donation may be made to Centenary College, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Sandra.

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Mackie H. Hyman

 Mackie H. Hyman age 73 of Phillipsburg NJ died October 10, 2017.  The memorial service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home on Saturday October 14, 2017 at 3pm.  Calling hours will be at Cochran Funeral home from 12pm - 3pm Saturday October 14, 2017.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.  

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Beverly Heater

Beverly J. Heater, 83, of Green Township, NJ passed away on Sunday, September 3th, 2017 in Newton, NJ. Born February 22, 1934 in Wysox, PA, Beverly was the daughter of the late John H. & Lizzy J. Hawley Steele, Sr. Mrs. Heater was previously employed for 21 years as a packer with M&M Mars Candy Co. in Hackettstown, NJ. A longtime resident of the area, Beverly was a member of the Tranquility United Methodist Church, Tranquility, NJ; Blue Ridge post #164 American Legion, Hackettstown, NJ; The Tranquility Cemetery Association as well as the Sussex County, NJ Chapter of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Heater is survived by her loving son, Dale Durling, Sr. and his wife Gail of Andover, NJ. Beloved Grandchildren, Dale Durling, Jr. and his wife Veronica & Renay Grover and her husband, Dan. Great Grandchildren, Dale Durling, III, Ryan & Lauren. Visitation will take place at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 from 10:00am to 11:00amon Saturday, September 9th. Funeral services will begin at the end of the visitation. Interment will follow at the Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Allamuchy – Green 1st Aid Squad, P.O. Box 25, Tranquility, NJ, 07879-0025. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Philip E Hawryluk

  

Philip E Hawryluk, 63, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 3, 2017.   He was born May 30, 1954 in Newark, NJ.  He was a graduate of East Orange High School.
 

Philip resided in Hackettstown, NJ for twenty years and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. 
 

He was employed by Amerit Fleet Solutions/Brinks Armored Trucks, in Newark, NJ.  He was previously employed as a diesel mechanic by Toys R Us in Flanders, NJ.  Prior to that he was owner/operator of PEH Trucking, Randolph, NJ.  Phil enjoyed his time as a volunteer at the Trinity United Methodist Food Pantry.
 

The son of the late Harry and Kay Hawryluk, he is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Cathy Hawryluk, his sister, Ruth Hawryluk and his two dogs, Bob and Bella.
 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church , 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Trinity United Methodist Food Pantry, also located at 213 Main Street.
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Frances M. Henderson

 Frances M. Henderson, age 80, of Panther Valley, Hackettstown formerly of Ledgewood, NJ died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Heath Village, Hackettstown.  Mrs. Henderson was born May 16, 1937 in Dover, NJ. She was the daughter of the late James B. and Dorothy (Gawthrop) Conover. 

She was previously employed by JCP& L, Morristown, NJ as an Executive Secretary before retiring in 1994.  Frances was a member of the Allamuchy Senior Club “OWLS”, was an avid walker, loved to travel and play golf.  In addition, she was a great humanitarian to the Panther Valley Recreation Committee, the Girl Scouts of America and the Ledgewood Park Swim Team.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Clarence “Ric” Henderson , 2 loving daughters,  Mary Frances Burke and husband Garry, Janet Deihl and husband Randall, a devoted son, Richard C. Henderson and wife Vanessa, a brother James B. Conover and wife Bette, a sister, Eileen Degraw, 4 cherished grandchildren, Danielle Deihl, Derek Deihl, Brianna Henderson, Lauren Henderson.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, September 7 at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, 48 Tranquility Road County Route 517, Andover, NJ with Father Timothy Dowling officiating.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following the mass.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 6 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Elizabeth M. Hendershot

 Elizabeth (Lulu) M Hendershot, age 75, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Ms. Hendershot was born June 13, 1942 in Morristown, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Cortright) Coduto.

She was previously employed by Edy's Ice Cream, Rockaway, NJ as a Clerical Worker. Elizabeth enjoyed doing crafts, going to Bingo, going to her grandsons sporting events and in her younger years crocheting, stock car races and bowling. Most of all she loved having family picnics and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Harper and husband David. 2 sons, David Hendershot, Richard Hendershot, Jr., her mother, Margaret (Cortright) Coduto, 1 brother, Joseph Coduto and wife Lisa, 2 sisters , Barbara Granato and husband John, Joanne Vinson and husband Lenny, 6 Grandchildren, Jason and wife Melinda, John, Christopher, James and wife Stephanie, Sophie, Chad, 4 Great Grandchildren, Evelyn, Mya, Seth, Jameson and her former husband Richard Hendershot, Sr.

Cremation was private.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

For those desiring donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 1160 US Highway 22, Suite 103, Bridgewater, NJ  08807 or American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, Nj  08902-4301 in memory of Elizabeth.

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Elbert P. Huselton

Elbert Huselton, 98, entered into eternal life on August 27, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Stuart) and his children,  Jane Day (Barry),  James E. (Mary Rose),  John K. (Patricia) and Joseph D. (Paula); his 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  He is also survived by his sister, Marjory Clinton (Fred) and sisters in law, Julia Ann Rice and Peggy Stuart.  He is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Laura and his brother, Joseph.

“El” was born and raised in East Orange, NJ.  He graduated with Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Lafayette College and entered the Army in WWII.  During the war,  he worked on the “Manhattan Project” in Los Alamos.  He was a 33 year resident of Morris Plains before retiring in 1980 to go live full time at his beloved Lake Hopatcong home.  He was a deacon of the Morris Plains Presbyterian Church and active with the Boy Scout program with his 3 sons.  Even after his sons finished the scouting program, he sat on the Eagle Scout Board of Review for many years.  He was a retired Commander of the Lake Hopatcong Power Squadron and taught the boating program for many years.  As an avid boater he enjoyed sailing, canoeing and kayaking.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday, August 30 from 7 to 9 pm.  Both the visitation and Thursday, August 31st 10 am Funeral service will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home on 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ.  Following the Thursday morning service there will be graveside services in Stone Church, PA.  There will be a luncheon to follow at the Riverton Restaurant in Riverton, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice organization.

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Ricky Howell

 Ricky Howell, age 56, of Bangor, PA died Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Mr. Howell was born August 25, 1960 in Phillipsburg, NJ. He is the son of Robert Howell and the late Irene Howell. In addition to his mother Ricky is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Andrea (Wilson) Howell.

 Ricky was a self-employed Antique Dealer, he and his late wife, Andrea, loved antiquing.  In addition he was an avid collector and sportsman who enjoyed spending time with his cherished wife and family.

 He is survived by 3 sons, Ricky Howell and his companion Amanda, Christopher Howell and wife Julie, Matthew Howell and wife Elyse, his father Robert Howell and his wife Ann, 2 brothers, Gary Howell, Robert Howell, 4 grandchildren, Destiny, Devin, Hailey and Natalie.

 The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.  Burial will follow the services at Rockport Cemetery, Rockport Road, Mansfield Township, NJ.

 Visitation hours will be Monday, July 31, 2017 from 10 am to 11 am 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, 6725 Lyons Street PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 for Ovarian Cancer in memory of his Ricky’s late wife, Andrea.

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Barbara L. Harris

 Barbara L. Harris, age 80, of Hackettstown died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Oxford, NJ.  Ms. Harris was born January 23, 1937 in New York City, NY. She was the daughter of the late George and Olga (Sontag) Soper. 

She was previously employed by Dillard's Department Store, Florida as a Saleswoman. Barbara was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and loved her pet Cockatiel birds.   

Barbara is survived by her 3 devoted sons, Kevin Harris and wife Nancy, Shawn Harris, Morgan Harris and wife Yvonne, 6 cherished grandchildren, Kevin Jr., Conor, Christopher, Colleen, Meghan and Patrick.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, July 28 at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ.  Burial will follow.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons Street PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in memory of Barbara

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William "Bill" Donald Hart

 William “Bill” Donald Hart, 74, of Anthem, AZ passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 with his loving wife by his side.  


Bill was born June 29, 1943 in Newton, NJ to the late Donald Praegar Hart and Dorothy (Rice) Hart.
He graduated from Hackettstown High School in June 1961 and then from Rowan University (formerly Glassboro State College).  On June 26, 1965 William married the love of his whole life, Carol Babette Knapp.
Bill was an English and Theater educator.  Bill was employed by North Warren Regional High School in Blairstown, New Jersey from 1965 until retiring in 1994 With over 29 years of dedicated teaching to provide a superior education to his students.

During his retirement years Bill loved reading, gardening, his many pets, vacationing, spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol.  His two sons, Darrell and his wife Michelle of Belvidere; Chris and his wife Ann-Jennifer of Hackettstown.  Two brothers, Dale (Betsy) of Hackettstown and Gary (Carol) of Murrells Inlet, SC.  Six grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Owen and Sophie, Juliet and Zoe Tuggle.  Three sister-in-laws, Diane (Alan) Thorn; Sally (David) Spencer and Beth Knapp. Four nieces, four nephews, four great nephews and seven great nieces.  Bill is preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 11am – 3 pm on Saturday, July 29 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street Hackettstown.   Reverend Donald Gebhard will be officiating the celebration of life following the visitation.  Private cremation will be held following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Arizona Humane Society, 2460 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1149, Phoenix, AZ  85085 in memory of Bill.

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Joan D. Halvey

Joan D. Halvey, age 74, passed away peacefully in her Hackettstown home after her battle with cancer on July 19, 2017. She is survived by daughters Jill Waller and Megan Halvey, son-in-law Rob Waller, grandchildren Ben and Jess Waller, great-grandson Colton Waller, brother Tom Allibone, Sister Kathy Spinelli and many friends.

Calling hours will be Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1-5pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St. P.O. Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com 

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Ruth Barnes Hull

 Ruth Barnes Hull, age 85,  passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, she was a resident of Forest Manor, Hope, NJ since 2009, formerly of Vienna and Hackettstown, NJ She was predeceased by her husband, Ward in 1992, a daughter Lois Hull Boice in 2004.


She is survived by 2 sons, Carl Hull of Roseto, PA and Leon Hull of Hardyston, NJ, a daughter, Gail Hull Thompson of Easton, Pa, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.


She was a Past Worthy Grand Matron and Past District Deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.  At the request of the family all services are private.

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Frederick F. Hand, Jr.

Frederick F Hand, Jr, age 61, a longtime resident of New Jersey, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Fred was born November 8, 1955 in Langdale, AL. He is the son of Frederick Foy and Nancy Elizabeth (Aikens) Hand, Sr., who are currently living in Sandy Springs, GA.

He served for 20 years as a civilian engineer with the US Army Corp of Engineers, New York District. He was especially proud of the support he gave to NY City in safe guarding the bridges, removing the water from the subways after hurricane Sandy and many projects at West Point.

Fred’s passion was fishing. His love of the local fishing spots was the reason he chose to live in the Hackettstown area, despite the long commute into Manhattan.

He is survived by his devoted parents; Frederick Foy and Nancy Elizabeth (Aikens) Hand, Sr., a brother, Allen Hand and wife Renae, 2 sisters, Sherri Kent and Linda Martin and her husband James.  Fred is also survived by Abby Martin and David Hand, his beloved niece and nephew.

A memorial service will be held in Atlanta, GA.

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Charlotte May Heath

 Charlotte M Heath, age 75, of Andover, NJ died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at home.  Charlotte was born September 23, 1941 in Dover, NJ. She is the daughter of the late George A. and the late Ann (Gould) Scudder.   

 

She was a devoted housewife, who cherished caring for her sons and husband.

 

She is survived by her husband: Arnold Heath, and 4 sons.  All services are private at the request of the family.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of 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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Delores J. Hartdorn

Delores J. Hartdorn (Stevenson), 87, of Venice, FL died May 7, 2017.

She was born January 27, 1930 in Irvington, NJ. Raised in Irvington, she moved to Clifton, NJ in 1958, and resided there until moving to Venice in 1997.  She worked for many years at Automatic Data Processing in Clifton. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Venice.

She is predeceased in 2011 by Raymond, her loving husband of 59 years. Survivors include daughters Susan Lukach of Clifton, NJ, Lynda McGuirk of Wernersville, PA, and Jacqueline Cartelli of Bryam, NJ. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Meghan McGuirk, Caitlin Waterman and Taylor Cartelli.

Memorial services will take place in New Jersey at a later date.

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

Rosalie E Hollenfer, age 78, of Great Meadows, NJ died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in Hackettstown, N.J..  Rosalie was born April 7, 1938 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Catherine (Santiano) Donato.  She married Robert A Hollenfer. 

She is survived by her husband: Robert A. Hollenfer, one daughter; Susan Petersen and fiancée Charles Webb, one son and daughter In Law, Robert and Stephanie Hollenfer; one granddaughter, Melissa Deutsch, and 6 great grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 31, 2017 at St. Mary's Church, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Burial will be at Pequest Union Cemetery, 30 Cemetery Road Great Meadows, NJ. 

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7:00 pm -9:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude PL, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959.  Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/ 

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Corinne A. Hind

Corrine Ann Hind (nee Chapleau) of Livingston, NJ passed away on the morning of March 6, 2017 at the Homestead Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Newton, NJ. Corrine was 85 years old. Corinne is survived by her children, Chris Genly, David Hind, Jeff Hind and her seven grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Hind, and her son, Mike Hind. Corinne was born on October 30, 1931, in Camden, New Jersey to Dean and Pauline Chapleau with her twin sister, Pauline. The two girls were inseparable from an early age. Both attended the Centenary Junior College, graduating in 1952. Married in 1955 she moved to West Orange and finally to Livingston, NJ for 52 years, raising four boys. She also grew up, spending her summers with family and friends, on Lake Hopatcong eventually owning the family home on Raccoon Island for 34 years. Corinne passed away peacefully in her sleep around 5:00 am. She will be remembered as a caring mother, an excellent cook, and for her laugh that would fill the air whenever she got together with her sister. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, March 26 starting 11:00 am to1:30 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Father David Pekola will officiate the ceremony at 1:30. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Corinne's life.

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Vickie A. Hennion

 Vickie A. Hennion, age 51, of Media, PA formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Crozer-Chester Hospital, Upland, PA.  Ms. Hennion was born September 13, 1965 in Denville, NJ. She is the daughter of Lewis and Beverly (Unneberg) Stickle. 

She was formerly employed by the Mt. Olive School District, Mt. Olive, NJ as a Teacher.  Vickie was a member of the Mount Olive Community Bible Church where she established the Explorer Girls Program.  In addition, Vickie was a member of the Mount Olive Teachers Association. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, loved the outdoors enjoying hiking, cycling and running.

She is survived by her two cherished daughters, Gabrielle Hennion and Naomi Hennion,; her devoted parents, Lewis and Beverly (Unneberg) Stickle, her loving siblings Ronald Sickle and wife Jackie, Sherry Perrone and husband Michael, her beloved companion, Marc Pisano and his children, Mia and Samuel, and Ralph Hennion father of Gabrielle and Naomi.

Cremation was private.

A Celebration of Vickie’s Life will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Mount Olive Community Bible Church, Flanders Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828

For those desiring donations may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundations NPCF, P.O. Box 1848, Long Mount, CO 80502 in memory of Vickie. (www.NPCF.US/ donate)»(Do not delete this line. It does not print.  Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)


 

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Ann R. Hardy

 Ann R. Hardy


Miss Ann Ridgely Hardy (aged 87), of Panther Valley, died peacefully after a short illness at the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice on Wednesday February 15th, 2017.

Ann was born to John Alexander Hardy and Barbara Wyndham Harrison on September 10th 1929. She lived much of her life in New York and Connecticut, but spent many happy years of retirement in New Jersey.

 

She was a much loved daughter; sister; aunt; friend and cat lover and will be greatly missed, but remembered by all for her great kindness, generosity and warm hospitality.

 

Ann has requested a private cremation and interment of her ashes at the family burial plot in Dover, Delaware. Instead of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in Ann’s memory, please give in support of the Morris Animal Foundation or the Feline Health Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.

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Alice A. Holz

 Alice A, Holz passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016, at Hackettstown Medical Center. She was born on December 4, 1927, to Watt and Grace (Clark) Arnold in Kistler, West Virginia.

“a coal miner’s daughter”.
 
During her life, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. At various times, Alice also worked as a waitress, cafeteria aid at Long Valley Elementary School, postal employee and house cleaner. She has been a member of Long Valley Presbyterian Church since 1945. 
 
After her marriage to Theodore H. Holz in 1945, Alice lived for most of her life in Long Valley, New Jersey before moving to Hackettstown following the death of her husband on April 19, 2005. Most recently, she was a resident of Forest Manor Health Care in Hope, New Jersey.
 
Alice is survived by her sons; Theodore s. Holz and his wife Janice of Hackettstown, New Jersey and Raymond J. Holz and his wife Susan of Canton, New York. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Stephanie, Theodore Andrew, Timothy, Joshua and Rachel and four great grandchildren; Regina, Avery, Amelia and Lysander.
 
Alice lived a full and rich life as the wife and constant companion of the love-of-her-life “Teddy” with whom she shared a love for the “Great Outdoors” as an avid huntress and fisherwoman. She also enjoyed cooking, especially baking, and was noted and praised for her wild game dishes, apple pies and lasagna. True to her Southern heritage, this life-long natural redhead enjoyed listening to country music, especially her favorite song “ Country Road, Take Me Home” (John Denver), as it brought back memories of her native West Virginia. September vacations at Point Pleasant were another high point of her life.
 
Alice will be most remembered for her patience and long-suffering loving-kindness showered upon her family and friends. She was deeply loved and respected in life and this affection will follow her into Eternity.
 
The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 4 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Dr. J. Aaron Nagel officiating.  Burial will be in German Valley Rural Cemetery, Long Valley on Wednesday, January 4 following the funeral service.
 
Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Long Valley Presbyterian Church
39 Bartley Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853.
 

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James Hugh Hegarty

 James Hugh Hegarty, age 77, of Budd Lake, NJ formerly of Landing and Pittsburgh, PA died Monday, December 5, 2016 at home.  James was born October 27, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the son of the late John F. and Ellen (McBride) Hegarty.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 1 sister, Patricia Ellen Maureen Hegarty. 

Jim owned and operated Measurements, Inc., in Budd Lake, NJ for 30 years.   He was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Budd Lake, NJ, was President of Emeritus of the Garden State Chapter of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, a former officer in the Morris Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and for many years was the Santa Claus at St. Michael's school in Netcong. Jim was an avid reader, Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved to travel and play basketball, never missing a hook shot.

He is survived by his beloved wife: (Romaine) Lee (Elder) Hegarty , his 5 children include 2 sons, James Hegarty, Jr. and Michael Hegarty and wife Noelle DeMarco Hegarty, his 3 loving daughters include; Donna Lowenthal and husband Brian, Kathleen Krevat and husband Lee, Patricia DiSandro, 1 brother, Jack Hegarty and wife Suzanna, 4 cherished grandchildren, Shaina and Devyn Krevat, Cara and Joseph DiSandro, many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Along with a large extended Australian family.

A mass will be held at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Budd Lake, NJ on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11 am.  

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Friday from 9 am until 10:30 am.  Cremation will be private

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the National Kidney Foundation of NY and NJ, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 in memory of Jim.

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Karl Hezel

 Karl Hezel, age 88, of Great Meadows, NJ died Monday, November 28, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice, Dover, NJ.  Karl was born September 10, 1928 in Mendham, NJ. He is the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Warner) Hezel. 

He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1964.  He was previously employed as a Farmer. 

A graveside service will be held 11:30 am on Saturday, December 3 at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ with Rev. Grzegorz "Greg" Podsiadlo officiating followed by the burial.

Visitation hours will be Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Gregory D. Haar

 Gregory Donald Haar, age 62, passed away in his home in Oxford Township New Jersey on Saturday, November 5th 2016. 

Born February 5th 1954 in Harrisburg PA, he grew up in Denville New Jersey, graduating from Morris Knolls High School. After seeing Europe on a semester abroad, he spent his early years working in New York City for Citibank. After working his way up the corporate ladder, he grew tired of corporate life, and in 2000, he found his true calling becoming a Certified Massage Therapist. Working both with professional sports teams, as well as with his own business, he took great joy in helping ease pain in his clients. He also took pride in teaching massage students as they went for their certification exams at area massage schools. Greg was an active member in his community, giving his time to many different causes he was passionate about.

He is survived by his sons Bryan Haar (34), Steven Haar (26), PFC Connor Haar (22), and daughter Mackenzie Haar (21).

Memorial Services will be from 4-7 pm at Cochran Funeral Home at 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ. Relatives and friends are welcome. There will be a small service from 7-8pm on Friday November 11, 2016 , where the family encourage all to share stories and memories celebrating the life of Greg.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ASPCA in memory of Gregory Donald Haar.

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Geraldine Hayes

Geraldine Hayes, 92, formerly of Tranquility, NJ and Blairstown, NJ passed away at St. Clares Hospital, Denville, NJ on Sunday, October 09, 2016. Born in Flagtown, NJ, Geraldine was the daughter of the late Willard & Leah Rupell Staats. Geraldine retired many years ago as the cafeteria supervisor and manager of the Green Township School. In addition, she previously volunteered at the Newton Hospital for several years. She was a member of the Tranquility United Methodist Church, Tranquility, NJ and the United Methodist Woman Association. Mrs. Hayes is survived by one son, Kenneth of Newton, NJ. Two daughters, Leah E. Kiernan of Flanders, NJ and Peggy L. Patton of Hope, NJ. She is also survived by eight beautiful Grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren. Geraldine was predeceased by her loving husband, Kenneth William Hayes. Visitation will be Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. The funeral service will begin at noon at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tranquility United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Dorothy E. Hammel

Dorothy E. Hammel of Hackettstown, Mansfield Township, NJ., passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. She was 94 years of age, born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 31, 1922. She moved from New York to New Jersey when she was a one year old. She is survived by her two children, Patricia J. Minier, of Southwest Harbor, Maine and Philip E. Hammel, of Hackettstown, NJ., four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving sister, Marian, age 93, of Stuart, Florida. She was the wife of Edwin A. Hammel, who passed away in 2004. They were happily married for 64 years. Dorothy and Ed were avid motorhomers, travelling to all of the contiguous United States. For many years she was active in PTA, Girl Scouts, and her childrenís school activities. Her hobbies included sewing, counted cross-stitch, and knitting. She sewed her daughterís wedding dress and made knitted baby caps for hospital newborns. She was a faithful member, and one time Deacon, of the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown. She loved God and was a true believer in our Lord Jesus Christ. Dorothy was truly loved by all her family, children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Building Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, NJ.

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Howard C. "Hod" Housel

Col. Howard C. “Hod” Housel, 98 of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Born March 27, 1918 in Phillipsburg, NJ, Howard was the son of the late Edgar R. & Myrtle Gardner Housel.

Hod proudly served his country in the United States Army. A career veteran, Col. Housel served in the Army for almost 39 years beginning in 1939. Of his many accomplishments in the service, he was most proud to have served in General Patton’s third army and having fought in the Battle of the Bulge and Utah Beach during the Normandy invasion. In addition, Hod was issued a rare “Battlefield Commisssion” in Krefeld, Germany to the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery Division. He was also the recipient of Purple Heart and Bronze Star for Valor. In all, he was the recipient of over 25 Medals and Military Decorations during his most impressive career from which he retired in 1978.

Col. Housel remained very active in his community and was a proud member of Musconetcong Lodge #42 F. & A.M in Budd Lake, NJ having served as Past Master of the former Independence Lodge # 42, Hackettstown, NJ, Past Grand Chaplain, State of NJ, Past Grand Tall Cedar of the Warren County Chapter 14, Past District Deputy of the Tall Cedars and the Past President of the National Sojourners Association. He was also a member of the American Legion Blueridge Post #164 and the V.F.W. of Hackettstown, NJ.

Hod is survived by two children, a son Pat Housel and his wife Sharon of Macungie, PA and a daughter Lynda Statler and her husband Fred of Hackettstown, NJ. Five loving grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Brett, Doug & Alicia as well as six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion McNamara Housel and a sister, Doris “Pinky” Wydner.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral Services will be Thursday at the funeral home beginning at 10:00am. Interment will be at the South Easton Cemetery, Easton, Pa. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Col. Housel’s name. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Patricia E. Hansen

 Patricia Eleanor Hansen, age 86, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 in Leesport, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband Alfred of 58 years.  

 
The only daughter of the late Theodore and Thecla Cloke of Brooklyn, New York. Patricia resided in Clifton, New Jersey for 52 years before relocating to an assisted living facility in Wyomissing PA. Patricia was a devout long-time parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton.
 
A devoted stay-at-home mother, she is survived by her daughters Christine (and husband Art Hoogmoed of Palmyra, VA), Janet (and husband Jim Colfresh of Leesport, PA), and Kathy (and husband Dean Hauser of Long Valley, NJ). She also held part time positions at Styertown Bakery and Stern’s department store at the Willowbrook Mall.
 
Five grandchildren include Kevin (and wife Jaclyn Hoogmoed), Dawn (and husband Tog Samphel), Shannon Hauser, Donna (and husband Andre Richards) and Daron Colflesh. She also has 5 great grandchildren, Dominick, Derek, Kennedy, Marcus and Hailey.
 
Viewing will be Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 95 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
 
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:00 am at Cochran Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the German Valley Cemetery in Long Valley, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Michael J, Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741
www.michaeljfox.org.
 
Funeral 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
 

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Andrea M. Howell

 Andrea M. Howell, age 53, residing the past 24 years in Lower Mt. Bethel, PA formerly of White Township, NJ died Friday, June 24, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA.  Mrs. Howell was born November 23, 1962 in Newton, NJ. She is the daughter of Frederick W. Wilson and Katherine Dancy.   

She was a self-employed Antique Dealer, attended many antique auctions and enjoyed gardening.  In addition, Andrea was an animal lover who supported animal rescues, was an avid reader and was a big crossword puzzle fan. 

She is survived by her husband: Rick Howell, 3 sons: Ricky E. Howell and fiancée Amanda, Christopher R. Howell and wife Julianne, Matthew F. Howell and wife Elyse; her father; Frederick W. Wilson and wife Bonney, her mother; Katherine Dancy, 1 brother; Stephen B. Wilson, 2 sisters; Diane C. Wilson and  Marie S. Watters, 4 grandchildren:  Destiny, Devin, Hailey, Natalie and Aunt; Martha Kenny.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 10 am – 11 am with services beginning at 11 am.

Burial will follow at the Rockport Cemetery, Mansfield Township.

For those desiring, donations may be made to an animal shelter of choice in memory of Andrea

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Philip J. Hazen

Philip J. Hazen, 83 of Mansfield Township passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Born in Wilson Boro, PA, “Phil” was the son of the late Philip B. & Alverda Shaffer Hazen. A lifelong resident of Mansfield Township, Mr. Hazen was self-employed and owner of Hazen’s Farm which has been in the Hazen family for over 100 years. In addition to his work, Phil was very active in his community. He was an active member of the Highlands Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder of the former Beattystown Presbyterian Church. He also served in the Tri-County Fire Company of Mansfield Township for over 50 years, the Warren County Fireman’s Association, & the Warren County Fire Chief’s Association. He was a thirty year Board Member and former President of the Hackettstown Union Cemetery. He was a Mansfield Township Committeeman & Planning Board Member and served on the town Environmental Commission, the Warren County Board of Agriculture, the Agway Board of Directors, and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He was a member of the Hackettstown Hospital Advisory Board and inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame. Phil is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Betty Bodine Hazen; four daughters, Phyllis Hazen and her partner, Sal Lalama of Bridgewater, NJ; Kathy Thomas and her husband Tim of Nescopeck, PA, Teresa Hazen of Hackettstown, NJ and June Cooper and her husband Brett of Mendham, NJ. One son, Charles Hazen and his wife Kim of Mansfield Twp. He is survived by ten loving grandchildren, Rory, Eric, Austin and Jordan DiValerio, Micah Thomas, Philip Hazen, Jessica Feinstein, Courtney, Kylie and Chloe Cooper. In addition, he was loved by many nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Monday, June 20, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Highlands Presbyterian Church, Schooley’s Mtn, NJ. Interment will take place at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Highlands Presbyterian Church or the Tri-County Volunteer Fire Company, Mansfield Twp, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. Lastly, the family would like to gratefully acknowledge the excellent care and compassion that they received from The Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

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Joan Howie Henriksen

Joan Howie Henriksen, 55 years old of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Newton Hospital, Newton, NJ. Born in Newton, NJ on October 6, 1960, Joan was the daughter of Dean & Janet Bochniowich Howie of Hackettstown, NJ.

Joan retired from M&M Mars Inc, Hackettstown, NJ after 30 years of service in the Credit Department where she worked as a Trainer. While at M&M’s, Joan loved being active in the corporations intramural sports program playing volleyball. Additionally, Joan was an excellent golfer.

In addition to her mom and dad, Joan is survived by two sons, Justin Henriksen of Byram Twp., NJ & Kristian Henriksen of Hackettstown, NJ. Two brothers, Daren Howie of Newton, NJ & David Howie of Hamburg, PA.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 1pm - 5pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. 11:30am Graveside services will take place on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Barbara Holley

 Barbara Holley, age 73, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Barbara was born February 2, 1943 in Dover, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Henry “Toby” and Helen (Hulbert) Hoffman. 

She was employed as the Shopkeeper for Village Wine and Liquors Mendham, NJ.  She Loved animals, especially dogs, she was a pet groomer, walker and dog sitter.  Barbara enjoyed skiing and vacationing in San Diego, CA.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by 2 sons; Gary Holley and his companion Jessica Goeldner, James Holley and his wife Tabetha, 4 Grandchildren; Brandon, Brianna, Chase, Brynlee.

Visitation hours will be Friday, April 22, 2016 from 4-7pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.   All services were private at the request of the family.

 

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Marcus A. Hoffman

Marcus A. Hoffman, 82, of Frelinghuysen Twp., NJ passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center with his loving family at his bedside. Born September 22, 1933 in Dover, NJ, Marcus was the son of the late Amzie & Mabel Hoffman.

Marcus has lived at Forest Manor, Frelinghuysen Twp., NJ for the past three years coming from Carbondale, PA. He had retired several years ago from Sears in the state of  Delaware. Marcus was proud to have served our country for 13 years with the National Guard and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. In addition, Marcus worked as a Special Police Officer in Randolph Twp., NJ.

Mr. Hoffman is survived by one son, Mark Allen Hoffman of Emmaus, PA; Two daughters, Donna Kappes of Carbondale, PA and Robin Deluca of Mansfield Twp. NJ; One brother, Les Mills of Hackettstown, NJ and one sister, Barbara Kerr of Belvidere, NJ. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marcus was predeceased by his loving wife, Connie Snyder Hoffman in 2006.

1:00pm Graveside Services will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph, NJ. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Thomas B. Hannon, Sr.

Thomas Brendan Hannon, Sr., age 84, of Budd Lake, NJ died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Thomas was born April 7, 1931 in Sligo, Ireland. He is the son of the late Patrick and Catherine (Snee) Hannon.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 4 brothers; Michael, Jack, Patrick and Frank Hannon, and a sister; Maureen Hannon.

He was retired after 27 years as a steel worker for Wilbur B Driver Newark, NJ, then retired after 10 years from Ronetco ShopRite.

Thomas was a member of the Irish American Club, Rockaway, NJ 

Enjoyed fishing, loved telling stories and his family loved listening laughing and having fun. He loved playing and watching Soccer.  He was also a fan of American football, his favorite team was the NY Giants.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of over 56 1/2 years : Kathryn (Jordan) Hannon, 4 sons; Thomas B. Jr. and wife MaryAnne, Daniel P., Michael J., Shawn P. and wife Meaggan, 2 daughters;  Patricia Hannon and husband Gino Galassi, Maureen Matulonis and husband Steve, 2 brothers Stephen (predeceased wife Pauline)  Vincent and wife Eileen, 2 sisters; Kathleen Carty (predeceased Larry)  Breda Conway and husband Brendan, 16 grandchildren; Jennifer, Justin, Bryan, Katy, Evan, Michele, Austin, Daniel, Meghan, Theresa, Miranda, Connor, Shawn, Alex, Mikey and Robbie, 2 great grandchildren; Abagail and Brendan, his beloved cat: Spooky Socks and grand dog; Crosby

And many loving nieces, nephews, sister in laws brother in laws, family and friends from the U.S., Ireland & England 

Visitation hours will be Sunday, January 17 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Monday, January 18 at St. Jude R.C. Church, 17 Mt Olive Road, Budd Lake, NJ.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester following the mass.

At the request of the family, those friends that would like to send flowers the family asks that you use Family Florist, 1 Old Wolfe Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828 – 973-347-6636

 

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John A. Hoff

John A. Hoff, age 76, of Great Meadows, NJ passed away early Sunday morning, November 15, 2015, at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. John was born, in Newton, NJ and lived most of his life in the Hackettstown area. He is the son of John N. Hoff and Margaret Elizabeth (Danks) Hoff.

John was the Owner/Operator of Hoff's Automotive Inc. in Hackettstown, N.J. since 1970 and retired several years ago. The business is now run by his daughter, Linda and son, Brian. John earned his private pilot's license and enjoyed flying his plane on local day trips as well as on a cross-country adventure. He raced go-karts in the 60s and also in the 80s when his kids were old enough to compete too. John was also a fan of auto racing and enjoyed watching NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife Joann (Richardson) Hoff; 2 daughters Linda (Hoff) Mooney & husband Jeff Mooney and Joann (Jodi) Richardson; 2 sons Tom Hoff & wife Jennifer Koller and Brian Hoff & wife Sharon (Miko) Hoff; 1 brother Charles Hoff & wife Jeannie (Kohler) Hoff; former wife Carol (Muller) Hoff; and 9 grandchildren Devin Mooney & wife Alyssa Mooney, Megan (Mooney) Wisner & husband Seth Wisner, Corinne Mooney, Melissa Hoff, Christina Hoff, Danielle Hoff, Jessica Hoff, Courtney Hoff, Nicholas Hoff.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 21st, 1:00PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Duke Medicine Development, Lung Sector, 710 West Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701, gifts2duke@duke.edu , or Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Raul Herrera

Raul Herrera, age 49, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. Raul was born April 19, 1966 in Mexico. He is the son of Gabriela Plata (Pintado) Herrera the late Martin Herrera Duran. In addition to his father Raul is preceded in death by his son; Aaron Herrera and step son; Mark Favara He was employed by Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown NJ as an E.R. Technician. Raul was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams are: Cruz Azul, Dallas Cowboys, NY Mets and the Chicago Bulls. He loved to be adventurous, was a music lover and enjoyed dancing. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and friends. He is survived by his wife: Donna (Grigni) Herrera, 2 sons; Daniel Herrera, Edson Herrera; his mother Gabriela Plata (Pintado) Herrera; 8 brothers; Martin, Victor, Miguel, Jorge, Enrique, Edwardo, Daniel , Gabriel, 2 sisters; Maria and Paula Herrera,1 stepson; Brian Favara,1 daughter in law; Lauren Favara; 6 grandchildren; Isabelle, Ranata, Donavan, Lily, Camilla, Vincent; 1 niece; Pamela. The funeral will be held 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 10 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Cremation is private. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to the family at Go Fund Me, "Raul's Funeral".

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John Alden Haines

John Alden Haines, age 62, Mansfield Township, formerly of Branchburg and Iselin, NJ where he grew up, died suddenly Friday, September 4, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Mr. Haines was born December 16, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of Ann (Mastrogiovanni) Haines and the late John L. Haines. He was currently employed as a School Bus Driver by First Student, Hampton, NJ. John previously was employed by the Newark Star Ledger and retired from Sun America. He was an avid Yankees fan who traveled to many of the different stadiums to support his team. Most of all John loved his family and his faith, he found much comfort in listening to "Truth for Life" every morning before starting his day. He is survived by his wife: Victoria (Kinney) Haines, his son; Alexander Haines, his mother; Ann (Mastrogiovanni) Haines, his brother; Robert Haines and wife Barbara Ann, 1 brother in law; Frank Kinney, 3 nephews, Brad Kinney, Tyler Kinney and wife Nicolle, Davis Haines; 2 nieces; Nicole and Julia Haines, 1 great niece; Riley Kinney. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 9 at St. Theodore R. C. Church, 855 Route 57, Port Murray, NJ with Father Anthony officiating. Cremation is private. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 11 am - 1 pm and 6pm - 9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. For those desiring donations may be made to St. Judeís Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of John

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Christine Marie Hapke

Christine Marie Hapke age 98 of Honey Brook, PA formerly of Hackettstown, NJ, died Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at home in PA. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Emily (Rose) Wagner. A funeral service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Springfield, NJ on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9 am with the burial to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ. A narrative as told by Gail Werner, daughter of Christine: Motherís life was filled with passion and perseverance to see a task at hand and to move any mountain to achieve her faith guided goal. Whether it was organizing a local civic association to preserve the quality of life on Little Falls Road in Cedar Grove; organizing a rummage sale for Little Falls United Methodist Church; baking the most wonderful Christmas cookies and gifting them to those who had performed an act of kindness for our family; volunteering weekly at the East Orange Veterans Hospital, along with other CG Garden Club volunteers to offer flowers to the veterans; growing award winning Chrysanthemums; or working outside our home in the fifties and sixties, attaining necessary skills to work at Glass Fabrics, Mountainside Hospital , and Singer Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Systems. However her most prized legacy and those fortunate enough to have known and received momís cookies will attest to the love she mixed into those delicacies, was but a mere sampling compared to the love she tirelessly gave to Al, Karen, Me, her grandchildren David, Jeffrey, Gregory, their wives Ann, Lisa, Haruka, her great granddaughter, Gretchen Van Ess who is the apple of everyoneís eye and, most of all to her beloved husband and life partner, our dad. It took enormous courage to rally after dadís sudden death in 1964 shaken but not broken. She prayerfully continued to believe that God would show her the way through this valley, as he had shown her through those of Karenís illnesses and Dadís first heart attack at age 31. She reassured this 16 year old that all would be well. What a remarkable example she demonstrated how her employment skills would be a saving grace. And so it was, Motherís crisis management served us well. On a spring evening in 1967, mother received a phone call from Al, our brother, who was stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, informing her that they were sending him to Walter Reed Hospital in DC to do further tests having seen something suspicious on an x-ray of his brain. The findings of the test showed an enlarged bone that holds the pituitary gland and attributed it to being congenital and not caused by a tumor. Welcome news! Suddenly on July 2, 1983 Al was in Mountainside Hospital and I was needed. Al had been out running as he would several times a week since his high school track days, it was his last run, and he was returning home when his body went limp behind the wheel of his truck and suddenly died. Mercifully, no one was involved as his vehicle came to a halt when his foot came off the accelerator and the truck slowly struck a STOP sign. Even this dreaded event that a parent should never have to face the death of their child had not deterred motherís faith and courageous outreach to live life to its fullest. After a year, Mother made a choice to move from the home she and dad had lovingly built upon purchasing property from my granddad. This land contained the family homestead where dad was born, having been in the family since the early 1900ís. A hugh move for her. Mother lived several years in a Cape Cod Style home in Frelinghuysen with a pool that delighted her 7 year old grandson and later gave respite several years to summer exchange students she hosted from Italy, France and Spain. As her needs changed, I could sense she was looking to move so I brought mom to visit assisted living facilities in the area. She politely went to each place with a little comment about this and that, as I awaited her decision. I was surprised the next time the topic came up, and I asked if she had made her mind, ďYes,Ē she said with assertion, ďI am going to purchase a condo in Panther Valley.Ē No assisted living for this independent 84 year old!! Many lunches and dinners were hosted by mom for her faithful neighbors and friends. Good times, indeed! Faithful friends visited mom many, many, times through her years of being a shut-in. Never complaining Mother filled her days and nights with reading and was hailed by the local library mobile unit as one of the most avid readers they had. At times when things seemed the most challenging, she would never end the evening or discussion without sayingÖ Letís have a cup of tea. So this is how I will remember Momma, the German off spring of a disciplinarian who would make certain that a late Saturday night babysitting job was no excuse for not attending church, equally important that homework was not an acceptable excuse to miss church, followed by the joy of Christmas Eve at our home, unequalled as it was also our parentís anniversary. We would go out to dinner and then go to the Candle Lighting Service followed in the German tradition to come home and open gifts on Christmas Eve, ahead of all the kids who had to wait until Christmas morning. Mother loved family celebrations, birthdays, holidays any excuse to have fun and share life, laughter, and love together! She appreciated the comical antics of her son-in-laws through jokes and magic. Her legacy is the love of family and God. So letís have a cup of Green Tea for you MOM. AMEN! Miss you !! In-lieu of flowers please send donations to Common Sense for Animals, P.O. Box 589, Broadway, NJ 08808. This no kill shelter the only one in Warren County for 25 years.

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Frank A. Hafner

Frank A Hafner, age 87, of Hackettstown formerly of Bloomfield, NJ died Monday, June 8, 2015 at home. Frank was born February 19, 1928 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Franz A. and Katherine (Eckelmeier) Hafner. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his 2 brothers; Kurt and Walter, 1 sister; Gertrude Hafner and his faithful dog; Maggie. Frank was the 3rd generation owner of Hafner Labs, Inc., Stanhope, NJ. He was one of the founding members of the Allamuchy #91 Fire Department and served there for 32 years. In addition he was the Association Treasurer and Fire Chief from 2002-2003, the Office of Emergency Management Coordinator from 2005-2013 and then was the Assistant OEM to the present. Frank also was a current member of the Allamuchy/Green First Aid Squad serving since 2007. He is survived by his wife: Betty–Jean (Corbett) Hafner, daughter; Deborah Scartatelli and husband Anthony, son; Garry Hafner and wife Mary Beth, 6 grandchildren; Mark Scarlatelli, Alissa Morris and husband Andrew, Lindsey Scarlatelli, Steven Hafner and wife Brianne, Cheryl DiRocco and husband Michael, Lauren Hafner and fiancé Ian Gordon, 4 great grandchildren: Jackson, Harrison & Anderson Morris and Nathan DiRocco and 1 on the way. The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, June 11 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton on Thursday, June 11 at 3:00 pm. Visitation hours will be Wednesday, June 10 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Allamuchy Green First Aid Squad, 25 Maple Lane, Andover, NJ 07821 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Frank.

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Clifford M. Hartman

Clifford M. Hartman, 78, of Hackettstown, NJ, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Born April 13, 1937 in Lewistown, PA, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hartman.

Clifford and his beloved, late wife, Linda Lou, lived in Hackettstown since 1986 coming from Budd Lake, NJ. From 1962 to 1988, Mr. Hartman worked for AT&T as a corporate supervisor. In addition to his employment at  AT&T, Clifford also worked for Columbia Gas Corporation from 1988 to 1993, Real Estate Sales from 1975 to 1988 and last worked at the Route 517 Quick Check in Hackettstown.

Mr. Hartman proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962. While his family was most important him, he made time to give back to his community by serving in the Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. since 1955 and coached little league baseball & basketball from 1973 -1986. His interest and hobbies over the years have included Fishing, Collecting Baseball Cards, Antiquing, Trips to Atlantic City and playing Poker with his friends. Of all these things, his #1 passion was being with and loving his Grandchildren.

Mr. Hartman is survived by two sons; Clifford M. “Monty” Hartman, Jr. and his wife Annette & Todd H. Hartman and his wife Erica, both of Hackettstown. Three brothers; John “Jack” Hartman & William Hartman, both of Lewistown, PA & Kermit Hartman of Winchester, KY. Four loving grandchildren; Lucas, Logan, Jaylin & Ryleigh. Clifford’s loving wife, Linda Lou died in 2002.

Visitation will be Friday, 5-22-15 from 4pm to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A 10:30am Funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, 5-23-15. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. In Lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 45 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, NY, 11548 or to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 in memory of Clifford. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Ronald Heil

Ronald Heil, age 72, of Port Murray, NJ died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ. Ronald was born December 25, 1942 in Queens, NY and was the son of the late Frederick and Helen (Nill) Heil. 
 
He served in the US Army from 1967 to 1973. Ron was employed by Interbakes Foods, Elizabeth, NJ as a Food Sanitarian, in addition, He previously worked for Sunshine Biscuits, Sayreville, NJ; TJ Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ and Hormel Meats of Austin, Minnesota. He was a ruling Elder of the Hackettstown 1st Presbyterian Church and was an avid fisherman & woodworker. Ron also enjoyed building model trains, traveling with his wife Sharon, especially to the Jersey and Maryland Shores. His family was the love of his life and they will miss him greatly.   
 
He is survived by his wife: Sharon (Payton) Heil, 1 son; Marc Heil and his wife Jessica, 1 daughter; Kimberly Ellis and her husband David; 3 grandchildren; Lauren, Ben and Dan Heil.
 
A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Hackettstown 1st Presbyterian Church, Main St.,  Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday, April 18th at 11:00am. Lunch will be served across the street in the Presbyterian Church Chapel immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donating to the First Presbyterian Church Building Restoration Fund, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 
 

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Robert E. Hand

Robert E. Hand, 80 years old, of Hackettstown, NJ and formerly of Mt. Arlington, NJ, died February 1, 2015 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ with his loving family at his side. Born April 29, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ, Robert was the son of the late Theodore & Ursula Leech Hand.
Mr. Hand grew up in Jersey City which is where he eventually met his loving wife, Joan Taggert.  Together they raised their family and lived in Mt. Arlington for 45 years then moved to Hackettstown, NJ eight years ago.  Robert retired as an Assistant Supervisor having worked at both the Hopatcong and Landing Post Offices.  He proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 and was a current member of Our Lady of the Mountain Church of Schooley’s Mtn, NJ.

In addition to his wife Joan, he is survived by 3 children: Robert Hand, Jr. of Hopatcong, NJ and his former wife, Sheila Roberts; 2 daughters; Maureen Lay and her husband Patrick of  Great Meadows, NJ and Diane Baldwin of Johnsonburg, NJ. 4 Siblings, Lawrence, Edward, Donald and sister Patricia Scarcelli. Five loving grandchildren, Matthew & Eric Hand and Patrick, Erin & Megan Lay.  Robert was predeceased by his son-in-law, Lloyd Baldwin as well as his siblings Theodore, Joseph, William & Ursula.
Viewing hours will be on Friday, 2-6-15 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A 10am Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 2-7-15 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Schooley’s Mtn., NJ.  Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider the HRMC Foundation, Attn: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept., 651 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ. Condolences to the family may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Donald F. Hatchard, Sr.

Donald F. Hatchard, Sr., age 78, of Oxford, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Warren Haven Nursing Home. Donald was born March 11, 1936 in New York City, NY. He is the son of the late Frederick G. and Ruth Viola (Castello) Hatchard. He served proudly in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. He was employed by ISCAR Metals, Hackettstown, NJ as a Sales Engineer before retiring. Donald was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church Choir and Church Council; he was one of the founding members of the Hackettstown Jay Cee’s and was a member of the Republican Club. Donald was a huge New York Giants fan and he enjoyed fishing, golfing, most especially he loved his family especially his grandchildren. Everyone enjoyed Donald’s company if you knew him you loved him, his favorite quote was, “Shutup and Deal”. He is survived by his wife: Judey (Earle) Hatchard; 3 sons: Donald Hatchard, Jr.; Daniel Hatchard and his fiancé Debbie Nunn and David Hatchard, 1 daughter Stephanie Benson and husband Robert, 9 grandchildren, Donald III, Jared , Ian, Virginia, Cody , Caitlin, Jacob, Devin, & Natalie, 4 Great Grandchildren; Lily, Sadie, Seth & Carmelo, several extended family members; Danette Hatchard, Peter Jewell,  Debbie Hatchard, The Smith Clan, Gabrielle Mack, John, Maureen and Tyler Collins. He is predeceased by his sister; Ruth Andrews Goldstien. The funeral will be held 11:30 am on Saturday, January 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Donald Gebhardt officiating. Cremation is private. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Inc. 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Donald. In lieu of flowers may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.

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James G. Hofmann

James G. Hofmann, age 82, of Succasunna, resided most of his life in Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, January 5, 2015 at Compassionate Care Hospice, Dover, NJ. James was born August 22, 1932 in Carbondale, PA. He is the son of the late John and Mary (Murphy) Hofmann. He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (Julian) Hofmann, by his brother; Jack Hofmann and sister; Ann Freeman. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1960. He was employed by M & M Mars, Hackettstown as an Accounts Payable Clerk for many years before retiring. James was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 10419, Long Valley, NJ. Jim loved spending time with his cherished grandchildren. He is survived by his 2 sons; James Hofmann and companion Joseph Nigliazzo, David Hofmann and his wife Susan; 2 daughters; Elizabeth Leyden and husband Michael, Theresa Hofmann and her companion Francis Orabano; 1 brother; Joseph Hofmann and wife Betty. 1 sister, Mary Brady and husband Tom; 8 Grandchildren, Luke, Gabrielle, Hannah, Emily, Kayla, Cameron, Corrine and Joy, 1 sister in law; Patricia Hofmann and 1 brother in law; John Freeman. A funeral mass will be held 10:30am on Thursday, January 15 at Our Lady of the Mountain RC Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ with Father Abuchi officiating. Cremation was private. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, January 14 from 6pm - 9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com. For those desiring, donations may be made to Alzheimerís Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365 in memory of James.

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Rosina Hebel

Rosina Hebel, age 93, of Great Meadows, NJ, died Monday, December 8, 2014 at St. Clares Hospital of Dover, NJ. Rosina was born April 2, 1921 in Yugoslavia. She is the daughter of the late Michael and Julianna Rajcanji. She was last employed by Allied Maintenance of New York City, NY. Rosina enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading her bible and spending time with her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by 3 daughters; Heidi Alessio, Lore Tanczos and husband Tibor, Irmgard Klee and her husband Uwe; 1 son; Otmar Hebel and wife Lucia; 1 sister; Jelka Bodanac and husband Branko, 7 grandchildren; Michael, Christopher, Erik, Shanna, Adam, Alyssa and Kristina; 10 great grandchildren; Emily, Lily, Shawn, Kaelyn, Hunter, Austin, Chase, Alexzander, Annabelle and Jaxson. Rosina is predeceased by her husband; Jakob Hebel, her son; Alfred Hebel, her daughter; Renate Mills and her granddaughter; Victoria Tanczos. The funeral will be held 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 13 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Cameron Baker officiating. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services. Visitation hours will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10 am to 12 noon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. www.cochranfuneral.com

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Renia Huffman

Reina Mae Huffman, 78, of New Port Richey, FL passed away Thursday evening, October 30, 2014. She was the youngest child of Chester and Bessie Garris, born on October 31, 1935 in Blairstown, NJ. Graduate of Hackettstown High School. Married Arthur N. Huffman and they had three children. They moved from Hackettstown, NJ to the Tampa Bay, FL area in 1981 where they lived out their final years together. Survivors include daughter and son in-law Deborah & John Handelong of New Port Richey, FL, son and daughter in-law Hallis & Sheryl Huffman of Palm Harbor, FL, daughter Donna Hause of Zephryhills, FL, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and niece Francis Hubert and family. Graveside services will be held at Cedar Ridge Cemetary, Blairstown, NJ at 2 PM on November 22, 2014, followed by a gathering at Mattars Bistro, Allamuchy, NJ. Contributions may be made to HPH Hospice Foundation, ATTN: Donations, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson, FL 34667, The American Diabetes Association, or local animal shelter of your choice. The family is deeply grateful to the Marliere Hospice Care Center and Oakview Terrace Assisted Living for their compassionate care of Reina.

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Ruth B. Hoh

Ruth B. Hoh, 94, of Paragon Village, Mt. Olive, NJ, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. Ruth was born in February, 1920 in Cheviot, OH, the daughter of Joseph H. and Regina (Schaible) Bross.

 

A long time resident of New Providence, NJ, Ruth and her late husband Bob retired to Arizona for 20 years. They returned New Jersey in 2003 to be nearer to family. As a charter resident of Paragon Village upon its opening, she served years as an officer of its residents’ council.

 

A much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Ruth’s wit, wisdom and guidance will be greatly missed by daughters Patricia (John) Ward and Mary (David) Crooks; sons Robert (Louise), John (Sallie), Steven (Nancy), Peter (Beth) and Michael (Shelia); 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, many of whom were able to visit her in her final weeks.

 

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30 AM on October 18th at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Budd Lake with burial on October 20th next to her beloved husband at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery near Wrightstown, NJ

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Ellen Haaheim

 Ellen Haaheim, a resident of Mt. Olive Township, Budd Lake, NJ, Vasa Park, died Tuesday, the 14th of August at home surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 5, 1927 in Skien, Norway.  She came to the United States with her family at the age of three and resided in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where she lived until she was a young adult.

She spent much of her youth with her sister and friends at the Nor Bu Lodge in Lake Telemark, NJ where she met her late husband, Ingvard Haaheim and married November 4, 1950.  They started their life together in Marcella, NJ where they lived for the next 39 years before retiring to Walton, NY. She moved to Mt. Olive, NJ to be near her children after the passing of her husband in 2002.

She enjoyed being part of the ladies’ group at Vasa who enjoyed luncheons, Friday night suppers and playing cards.  Ellen was an avid accordion player and entertained at many people’s homes and parties.   In her younger years, she was very active with the Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her sister, Ingi Baadshaug, son Arne Haaheim, daughter, Ingrid Cunningham and daughter and son-in-law Karen and Walter Ausland  five grandchildren, David Cunningham, Daniel Cunningham and Dustin Cunningham, Jamie Ausland and Lisa Ausland and two great grandchildren, Ava Cunningham and Kenneth Cunningham.

Funeral services will be private.  Memorial gifts can be made to New Jersey Vasa Home, 92 Wolfe Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828. Arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ. Online condolences may be posted at cochranfuneral.com. 

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Margaret "Peg" M. Hill

Margaret M. Hill, longtime resident of Hackettstown died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, she was 94. Margaret was born March 16, 1920 in Washington Township, NJ (Warren County) and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ella Sutton Young. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Wesley C. Hill in 2008. Peg graduated from Hackettstown High School class of 1938. Was a member of the Cataract Hose Ladies Auxiliary for 50 years Having served as past President, she was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Years ago, Peg worked as the Director of the Hackettstown Welfare Assistance Board and as a case worker. Pegís last place of employment was Tri-Caps Answering Service of Hackettstown, NJ. She is survived by her 1 son, Robert C. Hill and his wife Diane of Harmony Twp., NJ ; two daughters, Judy Stone and her husband Michael of Hackettstown, NJ & Bonnie Byerlee and her husbnd Brad, 5 Grandchildren, Don, Megan, Robert, Jr., Sean, Teri & Chad; 5 Great Grandchildren, Aidan, Matthew, Kayla, Kiera & Aubrey. A private graveside service take place on Monday, July 14 at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. Public calling hours will be Sunday, July 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Muscular Dystophy Assoc, Warren County Forest #14, PO Box 804, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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Susan L. Hayakawa

Susan L. Hayakawa of Great Meadows, N.J., died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N.J., she was 54 years old. Born April 26, 1960 in Phillipsburg, Pa., Susan was the daughter of Gerald & Helen Witters Evans of Toms River, N.J.. Susan was currently working for the Market Day Corporation as a Sales Manager and was previously employed by the First Hope Bank in the Hackettstown and Great Meadows offices where she served as Assistant VP Business Development . In addition to her mother and father, Susan is survived by her Husband, Takeshi Hayakawa and a loving daughter, Amy Hayakawa. Brother: Robert Evans. Visitation will be on Saturday, 6-28-2014 from 4pm to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. 2:00pm Funeral services will take place on Sunday, 6-29-14 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. Cremation will be private. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Church or United Way, P.O. Box 6835, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

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Kathleen Harrigan

 Kathleen Harrigan, age 61, of Randolph, NJ formerly of Belleville, NJ died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at St. Clares Hospital of Denville, NJ.  Kathleen was born July 23, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Lois (Bower) Harrigan. She was predeceased by her son, Michael Freedom Harrigan and 2 brothers, Edward and Michael.

She was employed by YMCA of Cedar Knolls, NJ as an Assistant Activities Director for several years.  Kathleen was an avid reader, enjoyed crosswords, arts and crafts and writing.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family and helping children. 

She is survived by her daughters,  Dawn Bell and husband Kevin Kulyeshie and Jessica Allen,  1 son, Shane Donnelly;  6 sisters Patricia, Joyce, Joan, Lois, Rosemary and Elaine, 5 grandchildren, Ryan, Tristan, Jacob, Michaela, and Tierney. Many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. with Rev Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Cremation is private.

Calling hours will be Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 4-6 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Attn: Gloria English, 25 Spring Valley Avenue, Suite 210, Maywood, NJ 07607 in memory of Kathleen.

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Raymond Joseph Haines

 Raymond Joseph Haines died on April 23, 2014 at home after a brief battle with Cancer.

He was born and raised in Morristown, NJ and was a graduate of Morristown High School.  Raymond was the son of Theresa and Benjamin Haines born on May 11, 1951.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and 1 brother Billy.

Ray was the father of two sons:  Ryan and Cody Haines of Honesdale, PA. He was a Glazier Technician for many years, more recently he was an Attendant at RDJ Service Center. He also served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict.  Ray was an avid sports fan, particularly of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants, and he loved Little House on the Prairie!

He is survived by:  his 2 sons:   Ryan and Cody, his beloved brothers, Thomas Haines of Hackettstown and Benjamin "Butch" Haines and his wife Sue of Flanders, NJ, his dear sister, Sharon Haines of Bloomington, IN, 5 nieces, Dawn Marie, Lori, Theresa, Abby and Faith, 1 nephew, Carlos and many friends.

Services and interment are private. Arrangemnets were handled by Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  www.cochranfuneral.com

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

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Harold J. Hoffman

Harold J. Hoffman, age 73 of North Fort Myers, FL passed away at Health Park Hospital on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Harold was born on July 12, 1940 in Long Valley, NJ. He was the son of the late Elwood and the late Norma (Hamler) Hoffman.

Harold was the Owner/Operator of Hoffman Insurance Company in Hackettstown, N.J. and retired many years ago  He proudly served our country as a  Marine in  Vietnam from '65 to '68.

He is survived by his wife, Ann (daSilva) Hoffman, 1 son, Sean Hoffman and wife Suzanne, 1 daughter, Beverley Herrick and husband Roch, 1 brother, Wallace Hoffman and wife Mabel 1 sister, Susan Brustlin and husband Phillip, 5 grandchildren, Michelle, Thomas, Dylan, Delaney Hoffman, and William Herrick, 1 great grandchild, Madison Collins. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, 11am, March 22, 2014  at Long Valley Presbyterian Church with Rev. Aaron Nagel officiating. Burial will be at German Valley Cemetery, Long Valley, N.J. following the funeral service. Visitation will held at Cochran Funeral Home located at 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, Friday, March 21, 2014 from 2 -4 and 7- 9pm.      

In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter 150 Morris Ave STE 102 Springfield, New Jersey 07081. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Danny L. Haggerty

 Danny L. Haggerty, age 64, Columbia, NJ died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ.  Danny was born November 5, 1949 in Phillipsburg, NJ. He is the son of the late Herbert and Helen (Smith) Haggerty.  He is married to Gail (Mendez) Haggerty. He was predeceased by 4 brothers: Herb Jr. “Snake”, Jack, Dave and Gary.

He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969.  He was employed by the Warren County Road Dept, Belvidere, NJ as a Heavy Equipment Operator. 

Danny was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and making fishing lures.

He is survived by his wife: Gail (Mendez) Haggerty, 2 sons; Danny Haggerty and his wife Connie, Lenny Haggerty and his wife Laura, 2 daughters; Ann Marie Polzer and Amy Dermody and her husband Pat. 1 sister; Gail Haggerty and 6 grandchildren.

Cremation is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Jane A. Harris

Jane A. Harris, 89, of Long Valley, N.J., died January 18, 2014. Born June 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John A. & Eleanor Pirsson Cooke. Graveside services will be held on Friday, 1-31-14, at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J.. In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please consider Littlebrook Nursing Home Friendship Fund, 78 Sliker Road. Califon, N.J..

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Ann R. Hillard

Ann R. Hillard, 61, of Hackettstown, N.J., died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center with her loving family at her bedside. Born May 15, 1952 in Paterson, N.J., Ann was the daughter of the late William and Jean Brugaletta Peare. A longtime resident of Hackettstown, Ann had previously worked at House of the Good Shepherd Nursing facility in Hackettstown and was last employed by the Hackettstown Board of Education as a cafeteria assistant retiring many years ago. Ann was a parishioner of Saint Mary's Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown and contributed to the church as a C.C.D. Instructor years ago. In addition to caring for her devoted family, Ann loved crafting and especially needlework such as knitting & crochet. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert A. Hillard and son Robert E. Hillard at home in Hackettstown and a daughter, Danielle Hillard of Netcong, N.J.. She has one brother, William R. Peare, Jr. who resides in Florida. Lastly, Ann loved the company of her two "feline" children who will miss her dearly. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, 1-19-14 from 4 to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 12:00pm at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. Interment will be private. Those wishing to make donations in lieu of flowers, please consider your local Pet Adoption League. Condolences may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Audrey L. Hansen

 Audrey L. Hansen, age 81, of Hackettstown, N.J., formerly of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Clover Rest Home in Columbia, NJ.  Mrs. Hansen was born May 15, 1932 in Stewartsville, MO. She is the daughter of the late James R. and the late Esther (Riggs) Watkins.  She was married to the late Ramon Hansen and the late John Dazey.   Audrey is also predeceased by one son:  David Dazey.

She was a devoted Homemaker.  Audrey enjoyed gardening, reading and caring for her loving family.

She is survived by: 2 sons;  Paul Dazey and wife Florence, Ray Hansen and wife Sylvia, 2 daughters; Joyce Perkins and husband Joseph, Christine Smith and husband Harry 2 sisters; Jane Dungy and Martha Latham, 1 brother; Ben Watkins and wife Jean;   9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 5 Brothers and 6 Sisters

The funeral service will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, January 13 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Norman Svendsen officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX.

Visitation will be from 2-6pm on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pregnancy Care Center, 651 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Audrey.

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Madelyn E. Hauck

Madelyn E. Hauck, 95, of Toms River, formerly of White Township, died Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Sickles Health Care Center at Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ.  Born in Newark she was the daughter of the late George and Florence Elliott Van Steenbergh.

Madelyn and her husband operated the Hauck Farm in White Township, Warren County before retiring in 1972. They moved to Holiday City at Berkeley in 1984 where she resided until 2012.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching the Yankees.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Andrew in 1997 and a daughter Marjory J. Hazen in 2005.  Madelyn is survived by two daughters; Susan M. Decker and her husband Joseph, of Long Valley and Andrea M. Olsen and her husband Kenneth, of Tewksbury Twp., 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Services and interment are private.  Arrangements are being handled by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Jack P. Habermann

Jack P. Habermann, 71, of Newton, NJ passed away at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on January 7, 2014. He was born in Paris, France on November 22, 1942 to the late Michael Albert and Margarite Marie (Deysson) Habermann.

Jack was a graduate of the University of America, Mexico City in 1969 with a B.A. in Business/Accounting. Jack lived in Bristol Glen, Newton, NJ for the past 10 years coming from Spain. He was a Comptroller for International Paper in Lincolnshire, IL prior to his retirement. He was a member of a Fraternity Club in Canada; loved to play sports, especially football and enjoyed all kinds of music.
 
Jack is survived by two brothers, Peter Michael Habermann of Panther Valley, Hackettstown, NJ and Michael Robert and his wife Claudette, three nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a sister, the late Ann Catherine Jackson.
 
Visitation will be on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM (Noon) at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 at which time a Funeral Service will be held (12:00 Noon).
 
Interment will follow in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

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Wanda F. Holmes

 Wanda F. Holmes, age 84, lifelong resident of Budd Lake, NJ died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Hackettstown, NJ.  Wanda was born October 3, 1929 in Netcong, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Willis and the late Mabel (Houck) Richards.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Holmes in1990.  Wanda is also predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters; Horace, Willis, Olive, Richard, Betty, Pat and Gloria. 

 Wanda was retired from Kessler Rehabilitation Center, Chester NJ where she worked as a Supervisor for many years. Was of methodist faith and a past member of the Church of the Glen In Netcong, NJ, was a long time member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #164 of Hackettstown, NJ , the Budd Lake Ladies Auxiliary and the Welkind bowling league. She enjoyed crocheting, scrapbooking, camping, shopping and cooking. Wanda loved her family, Mickey Mouse and her devoted dog, Daisy Mae.

 She is survived by; 2 daughters; Jean Gonder and husband Dale, Shirley Baguiao and husband Frank, 1 sister; Jean Still, 1 brother; Glenn Richards, 6 grandchildren; Lenard and wife Kari, Christopher and wife Larissa, Jenna and husband Charles, Laura and husband Brian, Jeffery and Adam; 4 great grandchildren, Katelyn, Jacob, Julianne & Lucas.  Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Monday, December 2 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Chaplin Mario Spadaro officiating.  Burial will be in Stanhope Union Cemetery, Stanhope, NJ.

 Calling hours will be Sunday, December 1 from 2:00 - 4:00pm & 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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

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Daniel Neil Hromin

Daniel Neil Hromin, 75, of Hackettstown, N.J. died Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Stroudsburg Pa.. Born January 15, 1938 in Poljana, Croatia, Daniel was the son of the late William and Santa Ivanov Hromin. Dan and his family moved from Croatia to the United States when he was 7 years old and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.. Later, he lived in Fort Lee and the past 6 years in Hackettstown, N.J. Mr. Hromin was employed be the Nabisco Corporation of Fairlawn, N.J. for 20 years and retired as a supervisor many years ago. A recent recipient of the Warren County Distinguished Military Service award, Daniel proudly served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961 and was stationed in Hawaii. Since moving to Hackettstown, Dan became active in the Hackettstown Historical Society and dedicated many hours to the reconstruction of the Old Hackettstown Burial Grounds where many Revolutionary soldiers are buried. An avid conversationalist, one could often find Dan at his favorite coffee shop, Greene's Bean's of Hackettstown where he would be "holding court" discussing current events and most certainly politics! During Dan's military service with the Army he developed a passion for West Point and its historical contributions to our nation which is why those wishing to give a monetary donation in lieu of flowers are asked to please consider West Point. Daniel is survived by a son, Richard and his wife Alison Hromin of Stroudsburg, Pa., A sister, Lydia Hromin of Hardyston Twp., N.J., Nephew, Steve Usalj and a Niece, Diane and her husband Greg Cerasuolo. Two beloved Grandchildren, Paige and Ryan Hromin and Great Nephew, Joey Cerasuolo. Vistation will be on Saturday 11-16-13 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J., 07840 from 1-3 and 6-8pm. Funeral Services will be MONDAY at 1pm, 11-18-13 at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, N.J.. condolences may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Joan M. Hull

Joan M. Hull, 56, of  Hackettstown, N.J. died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at her residence.  Born in Cambridge,  Mass. on July 18, 1957, she was the daughter of the late John & Grace Casey McGoff. 
Joan was employed as an LPN in the Long Term Care Unit at Heath Village, Hackettstown, N.J. for over 20 years where she  lovingly cared for her residents  forming a strong bond, friendships and trust among them.
Joan is survived by her son, Sean W. Hull of Hackettstown, N.J.,  daughter, Erin Hull of Boston, Mass.. and a  sister, Jean M. Sickles of Marietta, Ga.. She was predeceased by a brother, John McGoff who died in 1992.  Lastly, Joan will be dearly missed by her canine companions, Baxter and Lola.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, 10-9-13 from 4 to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11am at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, N.J - Friday 10 am. Online condolences may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Phyllis Heistand

Phyllis Heistand, 75, of Washington Township, NJ died on August 10, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, NJ of complications from her MS.  Phyllis was born on April 4, 1937 in Waseca, Minnesota to Martin and Hazel Hansen.  She is survived by her husband, David Heistand.

Phyllis moved from Stillwater, Minnesota, to California in the early 1960's and she and David moved to Stephensburg, NJ in 1985.  She was a member of St. James' Episcopal Church in Hackettstown, NJ and very active in the church community, editing the St. James' monthly newsletter, coordinating the English as a Second Language program, and creating the community's mystery parties with a fellow parishioner.  She loved her dogs.  She counted birds for Cornell University in the winter.  She was an Associate of the Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY, active and engaged there with many loving friends.  She also, in the the last few years, in spite of her difficulties with MS, worked on playing the Irish harp, beautifully.

Survivors including her husband are a brother, Paul Hansen of Minneapolis, MN and second cousins, Sue Hansen of Egan, MN and Tom Hansen of Stillwater, MN.

The funeral will be at St. James' Episcopal Church, 214 Washington St., Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM.  A Repast/Celebration of Phyllis' life will follow in the Parish Hall.

Private arrangements are by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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James A. Hodgson, Sr.

James A. Hodgson, Sr., 96, of Paragon Village, Budd Lake, NJ died on August 11, 2013 at Newton Memoral Hospital, Newton, NJ. He was born in Morristown, NJ on January 6, 1917 to the late William and Mary (Cleary) Hodgson. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Hartmann) Hodgson in June, 2013.

Mr. Hodgson lived in Hackettstown, NJ for 25 years coming from Harding Township, NJ.  He was a Service Manager for Volkswagon in Bernardsville, NJ.

He is survived by a son James, Jr. and his wife Erin, Blairstown, NJ; two daughters, Barbara and her husband William Schappell, Andover, NJ and Dorothy and her husband Sam Lorelli, Bramton, Canada; 10 grandchildren and many great granchildren.

A Graveside Service and Interment  will be held at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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Dorothy M. Hodgson

Dorothy M. Hodgson, 97, of Mount Olive Township, NJ died on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Paragon Village, Budd Lake, NJ. Born in Brooklyn, NY on January 2, 1916 to the late George an Lillian (Woglum) Hartmann.  She is survived by her beloved husband James Hodgson, Jr.

Dorothy was a loving homemaker. She lived in Mount Olive Township, NJ coming from Harding Township, NJ.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by a son James, Jr. and his wife Erin, Blairstown, NJ; daughters Barbara and husbnd William Schapppell of Andover, NJ; Dorothy and husband Sam Lorelli, Bramton, Canada; 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren;  predeceased by brothers Peter, George, Frederick and William and a sister Lillian.

There will be a Graveside Service on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Mounain Ave., Hackettstown, NJ with burial to follow.

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

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John Hrenyo

John Hrenyo, age 85, of Washington, formerly of Towaco, NJ died Friday, May 17, 2013 at Brakeley Park Center of Phillipsburg, NJ. John was born April 22, 1928 in Wallington, NJ. He is the son of the late John and the late Mary (Danko) Hrenyo. He was married to Barbara (Klie) Hrenyo. 
 
He served in the Navy during World War II from 1946 to 1948 receiving the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Hrenyo received his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering (NJIT). He was employed by Tekni-Plex, Branchburg, NJ as a Vice President and was a United States Patent Holder.
 
He is survived by his wife: Barbara (Klie) Hrenyo, 2 daughters; Mary Jane Lerner and husband Gerald and Betty Ann Guarino and husband Emil; 4 grandchildren.
 
The funeral will be held 11 am on Wednesday 22, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joe McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown. 
 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday 21, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Development Office, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136-1494.

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Michael Albert Habermann

 
Michael Albert Habermann, age 90, of Allamuchy Twp, NJ died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J.. Michael was born July 16, 1922 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late Michael Anthony and Isabella (Noble) Habermann. 
He was a distinguished Alumnus of Blair Academy where he graduated in 1941.
He served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He served with the 9th Infantry Division in Normandy, France. He earned an EAME Campaign Ribbon during his time of service. 
After he served in WWII, he went on to graduate from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in 1947, and returned to France where he met his wife, the late Marguerite Deysson. He was a businessman with Eutectic Castolin, Mexico, where he was able to travel with his career through Canada and Central America.
Upon his retirement, he continued to enjoy traveling throughout Mexico, Central America and Europe. His interests included Mayan and Meso-American civilizations, the cave art of Europe, 19th Century French literature, opera and classical music.
 
He is survived by three sons: Peter Habermann, of NJ, Michael Habermann of MD and Jack Habermann of NJ; two sisters, Audrey Roberts of NC and Evelyn Gutcheus of SC, and a Niece Barbara Piercy of NY; Three grandchildren: Lindsay, Michael and William.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Anne Jackson in 2003.
Services will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:00. Visitation from 10:30 until 11:00am at the church.
Burial will be private.

Arrangements under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Michael’s name to Blair Academy 2 Park St., Blairstown, NJ 07825 or Gethsemane Lutheran Church 409 E. Baldwin St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  
 
 
 
 

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Mary Cathrine Hinton

Mary Cathleen (Phelan) Hinton of Hackettstown, N.J. passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Heath Village. Born in Morristown, N.J., Cathleen grew up in Boonton and lived in Mt. Olive and in Morristown for many years of her adult life. Cathleen graduated summa cum laude from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she majored in English Literature, with a focus on Shakespearean Studies. Cathleen taught second grade at Sacred Heart School in Rockaway, N.J. from the mid 1970s through the mid 1980s. Cathleen also worked at her husband's business, Douglas Cleaners in Morris Plains, and at the Morris View Nursing Home, before she retired in 2003. She enjoyed reading, especially mystery novels, and visiting with her children and grandchildren. Cathleen volunteered at the Mt. Olive Public Library when she was younger, and more recently wrote book reviews for the Heath Village library. Cathleen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by her family. Whatever task she undertook, she was thoroughly dedicated to.
Cathleen was preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Catherine D. (O'Brien) Phelan.
 
Cathleen is survived by her loving husband, Douglas R. Hinton; her daughter Elizabeth Edwards and her husband William, of Raleigh, N.C.; her daughter Rosemary Hluska and her husband Michael, of Needham, MA; her son David J. Lawless of Jersey City, N.J.; her grandchildren, William and Dylan Edwards and Nicholas and Madeline Hluska.
 
Viewing is Saturday March 9 from 1:00 to 3:00, with prayers at 3:00, at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street,  Hackettstown, NJ 07840. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Arthritis Foundation or the Heath Village Friendship fund.

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Tena Bakker Harriman

Tena Bakker Harriman - 86, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, N.J., passed into God's Kingdom on Sunday, 3-3-13 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.
Born in Friesland, Netherlands on August 29, 1926, Tena was the daughter of the late Samuel & Gertrude Dykstra Bakker. Her family moved to the United States in 1927 and established the Bakker Farmstead in Hackettstown.
Employed by Fieldler's Reality of Hackettstown, Tena retired many years ago as a secretary.  A pillar of faith, the rock of her family, a loving and selfless servant.  Beautiful to the core, a tireless worker, a sincere listener, a guiding light to all and a Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two sisters, Cornelia (Katy) Groover and Shirley Baldwin of Hackettstown, NJ.  One brother, Raymond Bakker of California, scores of nieces and nephew's and three loving children; Ted Palko of Ocala, Fla. and his wife Sherry, Kathy Palko of Hackettstown, N.J. and Mike Palko and his wife Patty of Hackettstown,  Eleven Grandchildren and five Great-Grandchildren including Corinne Elizabeth King born March 1, 2013.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank Palko in 1979 and her second husband, Warren Harriman in 2010, One brother, Dave Bakker and two sisters, Ann Sharland and Rena Gulick.
Viewing hours will be on Wednesday, 3-6-13 from 4 to 7pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.07840.  Funeral Services will take place at 11am on Thursday, 3-7-13 at the Hackettstown Baptist Church, Rte 517, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown. Those considering donations in Lieu of flowers are asked to please consider giving to the church in Mrs. Harriman's name.  online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
She has now joined her sorely missed and beloved husband, Warren Harriman.  Their faith has brought them together again and they are dancing without pain....

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Thomas R. Hansen

Thomas R. "Tom" Hansen, 92 of Long Valley, died Friday at  Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Oscar A. and Jennie Mitchell Hansen.

Tom had been a supervisor for New York Telephone for 38 years, retiring 30 years ago.

Tom spent 20 years living in Long Valley, then15 years in Brick moving back to Long Valley 7 years ago after the death of his beloved wife, Gertrude in October of 2006.

Tom had been a member of the Lions Head South Community Club, the Telephone Pioneers of America, the American Legion Post in Brick and Vasa Park in Budd Lake. He proudly served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII instructing pilots using the Link Trainer.

He is survived by a son Thomas J. Hansen and his wife Andrea; a daughter, Mary Ann Hendrickson and her husband, Timothy; a sister Lorraine Epp; two grandchildren, Lori Hansen and James Hansen and his wife Teri; also one great grandson, Grady James Hansen.

Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Tuesday from the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown. Friends may call on Monday from 4-8pm at the funeral home. Donations in his name may be made to the Long Valley First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 111, Long Valley, NJ 07853 or a charity of your choice.

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Margaret Mary Hoffman

Margaret Mary Hoffmann, age 92, of Frelinghuysen Township, NJ died Monday, January 21, 2013 at Forest Manor Health Care Center, Frelinghuysen Twp., NJ Margaret was born January 27, 1920 in York, PA. She is the daughter of the late Robert Lord and Margaret (Dalton) Loucks. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, George Anthony Hoffman, M.D.

She graduated from St. Vincent Hospital Nursing School and received her B.S. from Mary Mount College in NY. She was a Registered Nurse and was employed by Dependable Healthcare, Flanders, NJ from 1980-1992.
Margaret was the mother of 7-3 of her own children and 4 she raised as her own. Margaret enjoyed to crochet, cross stitch, knitting and tatting, she also love to play bridge. She was the president of Friends and Neighbors of Panther Valley from 1982-1985.

She is survived by three sons, Peter & Mary Hoffman, Hackettstown, NJ; Richard & Danuta Hoffman, St. Charles, ILL; Robert Hoffman, VA; four daughters, Diane & James Niland; Hackettstown, NJ; Kathleen Melucci, Mullica Hill, NJ; Margaret Hoffman, Miami, FL; Elizabeth & David Sherpey, Hackettstown, NJ 10 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren; predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Loucks.

A memorial service will be held 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Interment will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Robert A. Hammell

Robert A. Hammell, age 84, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at home. Robert was born May 1, 1928 in Sparta, NJ. He is the son of the late Harold P. and Marian (Foulds) Hammell.

He served in the United States Navy during WW II. He was the owner/operator of Bob's Auto Electric, Hackettstown, NJ for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years: Carol (Carpenter) Hammell, at home; son,Timothy David Hammell, Chatham, VA; daughter & husband, Nancy & Stephen Zenes, Matthews, NC; daughter, Janice Hammell, Hackettstown, NJ; daughter & husband, Barbara & William Roberts, Hackettstown, NJ; Step Son & Wife, James & Karen Messler, Pocono Lake, PA; Step Son, Edward Messler, Hackettstown, NJ; brother & wife, Ed & Vera Hammell, Hampton, NJ; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; predeceased by a son, Robert Hammell, Jr.; and a step son, Michael Messler

Robert lived in Hackettstown, NJ for 50 years.. He was a founding member and former Exhaulted Ruler of the Hackettstown Elks Club; member of the Hackettstown Town Council; he started the Recycling program in Hackettstown in the late 1980’s; former member of the Economic & Environmental Control Board; member of the Planning Board; member of the Musconetcong Lodge F& AM # 42, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, Budd Lake, NJ; member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon; member of the Warren County Vo Tech School Board for 16 years; Robert was an avid weather enthusiast and was a member of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network; he was a member of the American Legion Blue Ridge Post # 164, Hackettstown, NJ; member of the Warren County Pollution Control Finance Authority; he loved to travel and  traveled with his wife extensively out west and through the Rockies.
The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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Gloria J. Hall

Gloria J. Hall, age 85, Washington Township, (Morris Co.) NJ died Friday, April 27, 2012 at Compassionaate Care Hospice at St. Clares of Dover, NJ. Gloria was born February 23, 1927 in New York City, NY. She is the daughter of the late Jerome and Dominica (Lapi) Giallombardo. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald J. Hall, Sr. in December 2001.

She was a Homemaker. Gloria was also a Librarian at a  New York City Library and worked briefly at JC Penney as a Sales person.
Gloria was a parishioner of Our Lady Of the Mountain R.C. Church, Long Valley, NJ; she was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society of the church; she enjoyed gardening, decorating, golf, politics and loved to read Decorating Magazines.  Most of all she loved her children, always encouraging them in their sporting events. Gloria came from a musical family and was the last of 11 children.

She is survived by two sons-Donald Jr. and his wife Maria Hall, Doylestown, PA; Kevin and his wife Donna Hall, Ridgefield, CT; two daughters-Pamela Hall, Pompano Beach, FL; Glori & her husband Anthony Kloda, Cummings, GA; nine Grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Predeceased by ten brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY on Wednesday, May 2 following the Mass.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 1 from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840

 

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Edward A. Hanby, Jr.

Edward A. Hanby, Jr, age 36, of Mansfield Township, NJ formerly of Washington (Warren Co.), NJ died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at his residence. Edward was born December 23, 1975 in Hackettstown, NJ. He is the son of Edward A., Hanby, Sr. and the late Sally (Middaugh) Hanby. He was married to the late Michelle (Antognoli) Hanby.

He was employed by the Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ as a Delivery Man.

Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and cooking.  He also loved spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by his father Edward A. Hanby, Sr., Mansfield Township, NJ and a Brother Albert Hanby, Alpha, NJ.  Many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The funeral will be held 12:00 pm on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Cremation will be private.

Calling hours will be Monday, April 30 from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Cochran Funeral Home in memory of Edward.



 

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Hans-Georg S. Heydeck

Hans-Georg S. Heydeck, age 77, of Allamuchy Township, NJ died Friday, April 20, 2012 at home in Panther Valley, Hackettstown, NJ. Mr. Heydeck was born January 12, 1935 in Hamburg, Germany. He is the son of the late Georg Johann and the late Hertha (Zander) Heydeck. He was married to Gloria M. Crowley-Heydeck.

He served in the US Military from May 1, 1957 to April 30, 1959 during peacetime. He was employed by Service America, New Jersey as a District Manager for many years.

He is survived by his wife: Gloria M. Crowley-Heydeck of Hackettstown, NJ; 2 daughters; Heidi D'Alessio & husband Mark of Oakridge, NJ, Kathleen Bade & husband Steve of Vienna, NJ; 1 sister of Barbel Werner of Hamberg, Germany; 1 nephew, Frank Graber & wife Helga of Hamberg, Germany; 5 Grandchildren; Matthew, Steven, Nicholas, Michael, and Peter.

All services are private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Blue Army Shrine, P.O. Box 976, Washington, NJ, 07882 in memory of Hans.

 

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Carolyn R. Hofmann

Carolyn R. Hofmann, age 79, of Independence Township died Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Carolyn Hofmann was born November 12, 1932 in Pottsville, PA. She is the daughter of the late Samuel and the late Theresa (Trabosh) Julian. In addition to her parents Carolyn is predeceased by a brother Anthony Julian and a sister Anna Ukele. She was married to James G. Hofmann for the past 53 years.

She was employed by M & M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ as an Accounts Payable Clerk for many years. Carolyn loved her family most especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: James G. Hofmann, Independence Township, NJ: 2 daughters; Elizabeth Leyden and husband Michael of Hackettstown, NJ, Theresa Hofmann and companion Francis Orabono of Manasquan, NJ: 2 sons; James Hofmann and partner Joseph Nigliazzo of Boise, ID and David Hofmann and wife Susan of Pottstown, PA; 2 sisters, Virginia Borrelli and husband Vincent of Johnston, RI and Mary Ventresca of Pottsville, PA; 8 Grandchildren; Luke, Gabrielle, Hannah, Emily, Kayla, Cameron, Corrine and Joy.

A funeral Mass will be held at the Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Long Valley, NJ at 10:30 am on Wednesday April 18, 2012. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery following the funeral mass. Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 7-9 pm.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, One East Wacker Drive, Suite 2810, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.dystonia-foundation.org.

 

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Sharon L. Heafy


Sharon L. Heafy, age 63, of Belvidere, NJ died Friday, March 16, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J. Sharon was born February 28, 1949 in Paterson, NJ. She was the daughter of the Helen (Kopacz) and late Frederick Theiss. She was married Kevin Heafy.

Sharon was employed as a Home Engineer, prior to that she worked in the data entry field in the New York and New Jersey area for many years. When Sharon was not hard at work, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Family and friends were everything to Sharon, she tended to their every need.

She is survived by her husband: Kevin Heafy, 3 Sons: Geoff Heafy, Jason Heafy, Leland Heafy; her mother, Helen (Kopacz) Theiss; sister, Janice Stewart and brother, Frederick Theiss.

The funeral will be held 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 29 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Chaplin Mario Spadaro officiating.

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 29 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

At the request of the family, Please No Flowers.  Please make donations to the Mountain Lake Fire Dept., 99 Tamarack Road, Belvidere NJ, 07823, In memory of Sharon. 

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William F. Howering

William F. Howering, age 86, Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Forest Manor Health Care Ctr. of Frelinghuysen Township, NJ. William lived in Tranquility, Green Township, NJ for 29 years coming from Stockholm, NJ and was born July 13, 1925 in Bloomfield, NJ. He is the son of the late Charles A. and the late Anna Margaret (Kage) Howering. William is also predeceased by his late twin brother: Robert "Bob" Howering, another late brother; Walter Howering; his 2 late sisters: Marianne Peterson and Betty Edden.

 

He was married Deanna C. White Bowser Howering on May 21, 1905, they were married for 43 years.

 

He served in the United States Army during World War II in Burma and China from 4/5/1944 to 4/13/1946. Bill received his chemical engineering degree from Newark School of Engineering and worked at Picatinny Arsenal, Research and Development Center, Dover, NJ retiring in 1985. He loved woodworking, hunting and fishing.

 

He is survived by his wife: Deanna C.(White Bowser) Howering, 2 step sons: Douglas & wife Lisa Bowser and Rodney Bowser; 1 sister in law, Barbara Howering; 2 Step Grandsons and fishing buddies: James & John Bowser

 

 

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, January 26 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Richard Peters officiating.

 

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 26 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tranquility United Methodist Church, 5 Kennedy Road, Tranquility, NJ 07879.

 

 

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