Obituaries

Alphabetical Listing - 2012 - 2020:
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Henry Hugo Gehring

Henry Hugo Gehring, born in Paterson, NJ on January 8, 1941 died at home in Hackettstown, NJ on April 19, 2020, with his two loving daughters by his side. Predeceased by his parents: Henry Gehring and Rachel Jean Gehring Opperman (nee Van Rumpt), and his brother, Frederick W. Gehring.  Survived by his two loving daughters, Patricia Gehring DeHuff and her husband, John A. DeHuff, Jr.; Kimberle J. Anderson and her husband, James P. Anderson; two beautiful grandchildren, Elizabeth L. DeHuff and John A. DeHuff, III, and a sister Jean Ann Shoemaker.
 
Henry was a devoted Member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, NJ, where he served on the staff as substitute organist and sang in the chancel choir. He served as organist for over 40 years in various churches. Henry was a very hard-working man.  Throughout his career, he worked for Julius Blum & Company, Inc., Tenneco, Inc., Durabond, The Star Ledger, The Daily Record, The Warren Reporter, and Salem Management. 
  
Henry is a member of the Class of 2015 Hackettstown Senior Hall of Fame.  He was a man of strong faith, who was kind and generous, and helped many people. Henry especially loved his family and spending time in beautiful Cape May, NJ.
 
A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, NJ at a future time when safe for all individuals to gather.  Donations can be made in Henry’s memory to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
 

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Charlie Alan Graham

 Charlie Alan Graham, of Panther Valley, Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Charlie was born January 8, 2020 in Morristown, NJ. He is the son of Geoffrey and Jena (Gattuso) Graham. 

Charlie is survived by his loving parents, a brother, Max, his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Charlene Gattuso, his paternal grandparents, Alan and Terry Graham and many aunt, uncles and cousins.  

Visiting hours will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10 am to 12 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  A family service will begin at 11 am to celebrate Charlie.

For those desiring donations may be made to Morristown Memorial Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ  07960 or to donate online, please visit www.F4MMC.org in memory of Charlie.

Online condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Laura Giordano

Laura Giordano, age 92, of Allentown, PA, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA.  Mrs. Giordano was born May 27, 1927 in Hammonton, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Anthony and the late Laura (Sarnese) Lanzara. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, Sr. after 48 years of marriage.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Marchin Michalowski officiating.  Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery immediately following the mass.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/
Mrs. Giordano, beloved matriarch to her family, is survived by her seven children, Russell Jr., Joseph, Mark, Donna, Camille, Christopher and Damian and their loving spouses, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania or Catholic Charities.

“Don't you know that it's worth every treasure on earth, To be young at heart
For as rich as you are, it's much better by far, To be young at heart”
 

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Josephine Garone

 Josephine Garone, 97, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019. Josephine was the daughter oh the late Edward and Rose Cicio. In addition to her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, John G. Garone. Also preceded in death by her brother Charles Cicio and Sister, Marie Witkowski.   

Josephine lived in Maspeth, NY most of her married life and moved to Hackettstown in 2014 and lived in Bentley Commons at Paragon Village Assisted Living. 

She was a fantastic cook and loved to bake - a wonderful home maker. She loved to entertain and enjoyed the company of others. She was a very thoughtful, compassionate person. 

Josephine is survived by her children John M. Garone and Joanne Saris
ky. 

The Memorial Service will be held 4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 5 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating. 

Entombment at Union Cemetery is private.

A Memorial visitation will be Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 1 - 5 pm at Cochran Funeral Home,  905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 in memory of Josephine.

 

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Horace P. Gormley, Jr.

Horace P. “Bud”  Gormley, Jr., 88, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away at his residence with his loving daughter, Leigh Ann Sabia at his bedside. Born in Atlanta, GA in October 29, 1930, Bud was the son of the late Horace P. & Julia Ramey Gormley, Sr.

Bud retired many years ago as the National Account Manager at Hoffman LaRoche Inc. in Nutley, NJ. Prior to his employment Bud served in the United States Army as a Staff Sgt. while serving in Korea. He graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Chemistry.

Bud retired early from Hoffman LaRoche to dedicate his life to his wife, Mary and his newborn grandson Stephen. This way, he would have no distractions or commitments to anyone except his family and most importantly, his grandson, Stephen. After the passing of his beloved wife,he made it clear that he simply wanted to be with Mary and meet his Holy savior God. He was prepared for his journey. An exceptionally caring person, Bud was known as the "card man"; if he heard that someone was sick or had passed away, he would always send a card to that person or family even if he didn't know them. It was important to him that the world knew he was concerned about everyone all the time. Whether a stray cat needed to be taken in, (14 in his life to be exact) or a person he could help in any way. While living Heath Village, he would even send a monthly card to the groundskeepers for the beautiful grounds and for the flowers!


Bud is survived by his devoted daughter, Leigh Ann Sabia of Newton, NJ and one loving grandson, Stephen P. Sabia. In addition, he is survived by former son-in-law Vito J. Sabia and  many Nieces & Nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Rhodes Gormley in 2016.


Funeral services will take place at the Highlands Presbyterian Church, Schooley's Mountain, NJ, 07853. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00am. There will be a one hour visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to the service. online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ., 07840.

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Grzegorz "Greg" Gubernat

 Grzegorz “Greg” Gubernat, age 41, of Hackettstown, NJ died unexpectedly Monday, March 11, 2019 at Richmond Medical Center, Staten Island, NY.  Greg was born February 17, 1978 in Poland to Jozef and Irena (Ostrowska) Gubernat. 

Greg was employed by Food Haulers Incorporated Company, Elizabeth, NJ.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local #863.  He loved playing and watching soccer with his son, their favorite team is the NY Red Bulls.  Greg was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Great Meadows, NJ and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his two children, Daniel and Emma.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Magdalena (Baran) Gubernat , his cherished son and daughter, Daniel and Emma, his loving parents, Jozef and Irena (Ostrowska) Gubernat, a  brother, Marcin Gubernat and wife Magdalena, a sister-in-law, Izabella Goralczyk and husband Rafal, father and mother in-law, Stanislaw and Bronislawa Baran,  nieces and nephews, Zosia, Adam, David, Maximilian and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 360 US Hwy 46, Great Meadows, NJ with Father Grzegorz "Greg" Podsiadlo officiating.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.

Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online Condolences may be posted at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Lois M. Greiner

Lois M. Greiner, 86, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at her home. Born in the Woodhaven section of Queens, NY, Lois was the daughter of the late August & Gladys Oberkirch Carle. She has lived in Hackettstown since 2002 having previously lived in Flanders, NJ & Farmingdale, NY. Lois was a member of the Emmanuel Bible Chapel in Schooley’s Mtn, NJ and enjoyed hosting members during Friday night bible studies. While living in New York, Lois served as a Camp Fire Girl Leader for several years. She also volunteered with the Morristown Seeing Eye Dog Foundation. While living in Flanders, NJ, Lois was a member of the Flanders Presbyterian Church having served as an Elder, Deacon and Sunday school teacher. Lois is survived by one son, Michael C. Greiner and his wife Tara; two daughters, Christine E. Haley and her husband Chris & Phyllis Lynn Ettell. She is also survived by one brother, Edward Carle. Lastly, she had seven beloved Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral services will be Saturday, at the funeral home, beginning at 10:00am. It was Lois’ request that this be a celebration of her life. In keeping with that wish, please wear bright clothing; no black please! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision, www.worldvision.org. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Viola C. Graham

Viola Cordelia Graham, aged 76, answered her calling on the 18th day of July, 2018 at her residence in Stanhope, New Jersey, with her family by her side.

Viola was born on the 21st day of March, 1942 in Jamaica, to Roslyn Edmond and Simeon Graham. She left Jamaica in 1974, then later found employment at Clara Maas Medical Center, Belleville, NJ. There, she dedicated a lifetime to her work.

Ms. Graham is preceded in death by her parents, Roslyn and Simeon, and her eldest son, Wayne Graham Sr.

She is survived by her sister; Zelpha, her brothers; Trevor, John, and Neil, her children; Carrol Nicholas, Denesia Graham, Andre Graham, and Donnel Graham, her grandchildren; Melanie Graham, Wayne Graham Jr., Kelsey Graham, Ryan Graham, Deanna Reed and Denesia Mathurin, her great-grandchildren Khalil and Kamil Henderson, and a vine of nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm with services to begin at 3:30 pm.


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Elaine Kurkjy Garabed

 Elaine Kurkjy Garabed, age 80, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 with her family by her side.  Elaine was born April 29, 1937 in New York, NY to the late Fred and Attia (Sarkar) Kurkjy.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband George Garabed, Jr. and her loving sister Josephine Frangoul. 

Elaine was a New York girl at heart moving to the country when she married.   She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who adored going on family vacations to the beach.  She loved having social time with her friends, gardening and cooking for her family. Elaine was previously employed by Hackettstown Parking Authority, Hackettstown, NJ retiring several years ago.

She is survived by her two daughters, Robin Garabed, Nancy Gutto and husband Anthony, two sons, George Timothy Garabed, Thomas Garabed and wife Graceann, three grandchildren, Julia, Elizabeth and Matthew, a niece and a nephew.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, April 28 at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 17 Mt Olive Road, Budd Lake, NJ with Father Antonio Gaviria officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

Visitation will be Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Russell E. Gustavson

   

Russell E. Gustavson age 88, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ after a brief stay.  Russ was born April 22, 1929, in Bloomfield, NJ. He is the son of the late Elmer G. and Bertha (Johnson) Gustavson

of Bloomfield, NJ.  In addition to his parents, Russ is preceded in death by his beloved wife and high school sweetheart, Carol (Ferdon) Gustavson, who passed in 2015, and a brother, Elmer G. Gustavson, who passed in 1998.

 

Russ was a loving and devoted husband of 64 years and father of four.  Russ was a proud athlete, as quarterback of the undefeated 1946 state champion Montclair High School Mounties, and later on scholarship at Colgate University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He proudly served his country in Korea as a Corporal in Army Signal Corp with top secret clearance. He was a lifetime employee of Home Life Insurance as a Certified Life Underwriter in group sales and a mentor to many and was a Mason with the McKinley Lodge #318 of Pittsburgh, PA. Carol and Russ were adoption reform movement activists, supporting the rights of adopted persons to their birth information and records, as well as supporting both adoptive and birthparents across the US.

 

He is survived by two sons:  Gary Gustavson and wife Michelle, Jeffrey Gustavson, two daughters: Susan Gustavson, Cindy Tananis and wife Nancy Mantz, a brother Don Gustavson and wife Marilyn, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

 

Russell’s memorial will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on June 23rd, 2018 from 12:00p-3:00p followed by a gathering of friends and family.  His ashes will be spread at Cape Cod, to join with his wife on the sand flats of Brewster where they spent many wonderful times together. Russ and Carol are together again, for eternity, smiling with us all now, in the beauty of their loving relationship. Friends and family are encouraged to remember his love and joy of life, and his devotion to family and friends. 

 

For those desiring, donations may be made to in memory of Russell E. Gustavson to the Wounded Warrior Project, at woundedwarriorproject.org

 

 

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Patsy Dominick Giordano

Patsy Dominick Giordano, age 77, of Hackettstown died Friday, March 23, 2018 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ.  Patsy was born October 24, 1940 in Madison, NJ to the late Dominick and Rose (Esposito) Giordano.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Diane (Howlett) Giordano and two sisters, Phyllis Herrick, and Carol Perkalis.

He was previously employed by Chester Township Board of Education, Chester NJ as a Custodian.   Patsy enjoyed fishing, watching football and golf on TV but most of all he loved spending time with his pride and joy, his grandson Frankie.

He is survived by a son, Dominick Giordano and wife Cindy, grandson; Frankie Giordano, two brothers; Dominick Giordano and wife Marge, James Giordano and wife Karen, four sisters; Loretta Phillips and husband Jerry, RoseAnn DeMetro and husband Joseph, Patricia Schenawolf and husband Hank and Joann Chirip and husband Steven and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 28 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover on Thursday, March 29 at 11:00 am.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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

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Janet L. Gannon

 Janet L. Gannon, 77, of Long Valley, NJ died on the afternoon of January 12th.

Janet lived in Long Valley her entire life. Her work and involvement in the school system and neighborhood will leave an everlasting mark on the Long Valley community. Her greatest and most cherished work started with Angel Harris at Old Farmer’s Road School and progressed to her long service with the special education department at West Morris Central High School. This work remained close to heart over most of her 77 years, most recently including a special relationship with Robyn Bridgeman through ARC. Janet was unfailingly kind, a frequent blood donor with a passion for New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen and country music, the beach and Penn State. But none of that could come close to the love she had and the joy she experienced being G.G. to her great-grandson, Austen James.

Her death was preceded by the passing of her beloved husband and soulmate of 44 years, Richard K. Gannon, SR. (Fuzzy).  She was also preceded by elder brother, Jerome Bolmer; and brother, Melvin Bolmer;

She was sister to: brother, Robert Bolmer; sister, Marie Bolmer; and half-brother, Ed Messler, aunt to: Noel Bolmer; and Jesse Bolmer;

Mother to four children: eldest son, Richard K. Gannon, Jr. (Fuzzy Jr.); daughter ,Wendy L. Gannon; son, Brian K. Gannon; and daughter, Dawn M. Hup;

Nanny to three grandchildren: eldest granddaughter, Dawn Marie Gannon; grandson, Martin Hup IV; and granddaughter, Sheila Theresa Hup; and G.G. to her pride and joy, great-grandson, Austen James.

There will be viewings on Thursday, January 18th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, the funeral service will take place on Friday, January 19th at 11am at the funeral home.

The family asks that along with or in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Janet’s memory to The Penn State Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) at THON.donordrive.com.

For those desiring condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com.

 

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Rachid Ghachem

 Rachid Ghachem, 72, of Hackettstown, New Jersey, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, January 4, 2018, at home.

Born October 3, 1945, in Teboulba, Tunisia, Rachid was the son of the late Taieb and Bechira (Belkahla) Ghachem.

He and his wife, Lydia Ann (Cummins) Ghachem, celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on September 6, 2017.

Rachid graduated from high school in Sousse, Tunisia at the lycée de garçon de Sousse. He studied hotel and tourism management at the Institute d’Hotellerie et du Tourism in Sidi Dhrif, Tunisia and later earned his degree in hotel management at Cornell University in1969, where he and Lydia met.

He worked in the hospitality industry in New York City as auditor and manager for 37 years. Most of his career was spent at the Omni Berkshire Hotel.

Having the gift of creativity, Rachid loved to develop his talents in the areas of: gardening, cooking, photography, and crafting, especially with gourds grown from his garden. He was a lover of travel, music, and dance and spent much of his spare time communicating with family and friends on Facebook, where he loved to send pictures of his family, friends, and his experiences and activities. Rachid was a lover of people and animals. He especially loved nature and spent much time feeding the birds and squirrels in the backyard. He was a fan of sports, especially soccer, which he played in Tunisia on the national soccer team in Sousse. He passed down his passion and skills to both of his daughters.

Rachid loved life and had the ability to find humor in all aspects of everyday life. He loved to joke and make people laugh. He was a strong believer in human rights, equality, commonalities of the entire human race, and freedom of the human spirit.

Rachid was a supporter of the Hackettstown Committee for Crime Prevention (HCCP) and Teen Nights held at the Hackettstown Middle School and the Hackettstown Community Pool.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Lydia Ann, are a daughter, Rachel Ghachem Sutton, and her husband Jack, of Milford, PA and a daughter, Noreen Ghachem and her wife, Elena Maucere, of Ewing, NJ. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jessica and Eric Sutton.

Rachid has a large family in Tunisia. He was predeceased by four brothers and sisters: Faiza Oueslati, Zohra Tekaya, Noureddine Ghachem  and Fathi Ghachem.  He is survived by his sister, Monia Belkahla. In addition, he has 17 nieces and nephews (Sami, Mohsen, Samia, Mouna, Taher, Arafet, Arabia, Sophia, Chiraz, Leila, Khalifa, Eskander, Dhekra, Hanen, Bechira, Mohamed, and Saber). He also is survived by his brothers-in-law Abdelhakim Tekaya and Abdeljelil Belkahla and his sisters-in-law Maria and Zohra as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. Dozens of cousins remain, including his best friend, Salem Ghachem.

Most of all, he loved his family.

Viewing will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Monday, January 15th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 16th at 11 am followed by burial at Pequest Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Soroptimist International of Hackettstown (PO Box 7004, Hackettstown, NJ 07840) or HCCP (Hackettstown Committee for Crime Prevention), PO Box 695, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Offer online condolences at www.cochranfuneral.com.

 

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Lawrence "Larry" J. Gilman

 Lawrence J. “Larry” Gilman, age 60, of Hackettstown formerly of Flanders, NJ died Monday, December 18, 2017 at home.  Mr. Gilman was born August 20, 1957 in Howard Beach, NY. He was the son of the late Irwin and Rhoda (Blum) Gilman.    

He was previously employed by US JVC, Wayne, NJ as a Warehouse Manager.  Larry was also a member of the United Wire and Metal and Machine Union Local 810 for 24 years.  He loved NASCAR especially Richard Petty, he was an avid electronics buff, enjoyed 1970’s music and spending time with his friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years: Lois (Kraetz) Gilman, his brother Steven Gilman and his daughters, Jennifer and Lindsay, his sister, Hilda Gilman, his mother In law, Adele Kraetz, a sister in law and brother in law, Susan and Randy Deutsch and their children, Jessica , Alexa, Ruth and Lewis, 3 great nephews, his beloved cats, Alexandria and Cookie and many amazing friends.

Cremation is private.  The memorial service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Sunday December 16, at 12:15 pm.  Memorial visitation will be held from 11 am until the time of the service.

For those desiring donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Larry.

 

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Stanley E. Gibbs

Stanley E. Gibbs, 81, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. Born in Newton, NJ, Stan was the son of the late Stanley & Clara Poyer Gibbs. A lifelong resident of Hackettstown, Stanley retired from M & M Mars Candy Co. after 30 years of employment in the packing department. Mr. Gibbs was a graduate of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1955 where he excelled in football playing the position of quarterback in the "Single Wing" formation. Stanley served our country in the New Jersey National Guard and was a member of the Hackettstown American Legion, Blue Ridge Post #132. In addition, he was a long time member of the Hackettstown Fire Department and the Hackettstown Moose Lodge. After his retirement, Stanley continued to follow the Hackettstown Football team and was instrumental in erecting the coach "Chot Morrison" memorial on the Hackettstown High School Athletic Field. He is survived by six children; Cynthia Fancera of Oxford, NJ; Gary Gibbs of Colorado Springs, CO; Michael Gibbs of Springfield, NY; Ronald Gibbs of Ashburn, VA; Susan Lindsay of Scotrun, PA & Thomas J. Gibbs of Hackettstown, NJ. One brother, Norman Gibbs of Phillipsburg, NJ and a half sister, Cathy Rivers of Port Charlotte, FL. He also had 7 loving grandchildren. His beloved wife, Juanita McConnell Gibbs passed away several years ago. Visitation will take place from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00am in the Funeral Home with the interment taking place at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Morrison Field Gate Project. Payable to the Hackettstown Football Booster Club, P.O. Box 93, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.

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Noelita Ghilon

 Noelita Ghilon, age 96, of Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, November 27, 2017 at Merry Heart Nursing Home, Succasunna, NJ.  Mrs. Ghilon was born January 15, 1921 in New York City, NY. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Noel (Kelly) Marsh.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John in 2007. 

She was previously employed by Dr. Sheldon Zacker, Hackettstown, NJ as a Dental Assistant.  Noelita was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Long Valley, NJ and enjoyed traveling. 

She is survived by her loving daughter, Kathleen Goerke and her husband Matthew, her devoted son, Richard Ghilon and his wife Mary Ellen, a sister, Ann Zeek, 10 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.  

Services were private.  

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Portia L Goodman - Adams

Portia L. Goodman Adams, 68, of Hackettstown, NJ, was called home on August 11, 2017.
The visitation will be from 10am - 11am followed by the memorial service at 11 am on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840..
Portia was born in Harlem, NY on January 22, 1949. She obtained her General Equivalency Diploma as a young adult. Portia earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Marymount University and married Jemmie L. Adams in August 2001. Portia celebrated 32 years of sobriety in October 2016.
Portia worked for world-renown Rockefeller University for research and graduate education, in the fields of bio-medical sciences, chemistry, bio-informatics, and physics as Director of Telecommunication, managing a staff of 12 for 29 years, where she was allowed to travel around the country representing the university at a time when the communications industry was primarily male dominated. Portia retired in 2010 and gained part-time employment with Career and Life Transition Center for Women as a case manager providing services to displaced homemakers. 
Portia was also actively involved in charities and organizations. Portia served as a past treasurer and current Board Member of Promises Delivered, Inc., an organization whose goal is to empower individuals to pursue their dreams by providing motivational and inspirational experiences. Past Member of SCIT United Way of Northern, New Jersey, Association of Female Executives and the American Management Association.
Three daughters, Michelle Goodman Rollins, Sheryl Lashley, and Nicole Goodman survive Portia. Six grandchildren, Shakira Goodman Moore, Kashiem, Jyair, and Khalil Lashley, Nasreen Rollins, and Sabir Culbertson, along with four great grandchildren, Johnny, Kyrie, Jahlil, and Journey Lashley. Her Sister Fran Haynes, nephew and niece Fela and Makeda Haynes. Her first cousin Larry Hayes, along with a host of extended family and friends
Her father Palmer Haynes Jr. (2017), ex-husband Eugene Goodman (2010), mother Margaret A. Jetter (1990), and Aunt Lucille Adams (1975) precede Portia in death.
The family of Portia L. Goodman wish to thank all friends and family for their love, prayers and support during this most difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given sent to Norwescap Career and Life Transition Center for women, 16 Broad Street, Suite 7, Washington, NJ 07882 in memory of Portia.

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Anthony F. Giliberti

 Anthony F. Giliberti, 81 of Lake Tranquility, Green Township, died peacefully surrounded by his beloved family and entered eternal rest on May 30, 2017.

Born in East Orange and raised in Nutley he was the son of the late Pasquale and Frances (Siclari) Giliberti.

Anthony proudly served in the US Air Force during peacetime. He was a maintenance mechanic with the Bobst Group in Roseland, NJ before retiring.

He is one of the founding members of the Good Shepherd Parish in Andover and was a longtime usher.

He is a member of the K of C Council 6100 in Budd Lake.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Alice (Vitkosky) Giliberti, a son, Anthony P Giliberti and his wife Gina, a daughter, Darlene Giliberti,  a brother, Pat Giliberti, a sister, Isabelle Spagnardi, grandsons, Taylor, Joseph and Jaret as well as many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday June 3rd at 10am at the Good Shepherd RC Church 48 Tranquility Road (Route 517) Andover, NJ 07821. Please note we will be meeting at the church. Interment will follow in then parish cemetery

Friends may call on Friday June 2nd from 3 to 7 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ

In lieu of flowers donations in his name to:  Deborah Hospital PO Box 820 Browns Mills, NJ 08015 or the Allamuchy-Green Twp. First Aid Squad PO Box 25 Tranquility, NJ 07879-0025 would be greatly appreciated.

To leave an online condolence please go to www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Angela R. Garcia

 Angela R. Garcia, age 88, of, Hackettstown, NJ formerly of Cuba died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Heath Village, Hackettstown.  Mrs. Garcia was born May 31, 1928 in Cuba. She was the daughter of the late Jesus and Manuela (Neira) Regueiro.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francisco S. Garcia in 2010, 2 sisters and 2 brothers in Cuba.

Angela enjoyed sewing, she was a talented seamstress who would repair and make clothing for her friends, and family.  She loved to cook and was famous for her delicious Flan.  Most of all she loved spending time with her cherished grandchildren and loving family. 

She is survived by her 2 loving daughters; Maria McKenna and husband David,  Isabel Maginnis and husband Brian, five grandchildren; David McKenna, Kelly Matter and husband Daniel, Blair Maginnis and wife Jacqueline, Jordan Maginnis, Luke Maginnis, 1 great grandson; Josiah Maginnis, a niece; Norma Rodriguez and husband Pedro, several other nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

The family of Mrs. Garcia would like to thank and acknowledge the staff of Heath Village for their excellent care and compassion they showed to their beloved Mother (Angela).

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Monday, May 22 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com.  **Please note the time change of the visitation.**

For those desiring donations may be made to the St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN38105-1942 in memory of Angela.

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Robert Thomas Gall

 Robert Gall, 82, of Budd Lake, NJ passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Bob was the beloved husband of Carol Gall and the father of three daughters; Anne-Marie, Jennifer, and Robyn.

 He was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ and became a Jersey City firefighter in 1958 and married Carol in 1959. In 1968, Bob additionally took on real estate development and opened an office in Mount Olive Township.
 For the next three decades he bought and sold property and became a residential developer.  The first home he built was in Netcong, NJ then 2 on Old Township Road in Flanders, NJ, 1 on Elizabeth Lane in Budd Lake, NJ before partnering with Sanitation Construction to demolish the White Birch cottages on Netcong Road in Budd Lake. Together they built six more beautiful homes in their place.  
Bob retired of JCFD in 1991 after 33 years of service.  He was a veteran of the US Army and a Fourth Degree Knight of Knights of Columbus, Assembly #1562 of Netcong, NJ.  
Bob is survived by Carol, his devoted wife of 57 years, his sister; Dianne Meehan, his brother John Gall, his three daughters; Anne-Marie, Jennifer, and Robyn, his son- in- law, Anthony Di Bernard and three grandchildren; Bryan, Breanne and Brendan.  He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home.  Calling hours will be from 4:00pm – 8:00pm with a Knights of Columbus service starting at 7:30pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Cochran Fuenral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  The Funeral Mass will be Thursday May 11, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Secton Parish  Burial will be private at family’s request.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com
 

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Frederick M. Gallagher

                                                                 

Frederick Michael Gallagher, age 83, of Palm Harbor, Florida, formerly of Allamuchy, NJ and Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Fred was born March 8, 1934 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is the son of the late Michael W. and Harriet (Checkett) Gallagher. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Sarah, sisters; Mary DeMartini, Eleanor Mazza, Monica Emanuele, and baby brother, Dennis Patrick Gallagher. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Gallagher and Kathleen Jaye and her husband David, 1 granddaughter, Grace; his brother Michael Gallagher and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fred had a distinguished 47 year career as an institutional investment management professional. In 1952, he began his career in the Trust Department of Chemical Bank where he rose to Senior Investment Officer. Fred was a Corporate Officer and Investment Officer with the Atlantic Richfield Company, the Director of Pension Investment Management at Bristol-Myers, the Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Summit Trust Company, a Managing Director of Equitable Capital Management, and a Senior Vice President, Equity Investment at Continental Asset Management. He retired as a Senior Vice President of Mutual of America Capital Management in 1999.

Fred was a graduate of Brooklyn College, with a BA in Economics and Finance and studied at the NYU Graduate School of Business. He was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, a founding member of the Pension Sponsor Group NYC, and served on the Investments and Executive Committees of the NJ Bankers Association. He was on the Board of Directors of Centre Engineering Corporation and The New Jersey Ballet Company. He was a frequent speaker at investment industry conferences and was published in industry periodicals.

Fred was a devoted husband and father. He loved spending time with his granddaughter, Grace, who was the light of his life. In 1968, he bought the very first lot in the new development of Panther Valley and became the first homeowner. In June 1969, Fred became the first member of Panther Valley Golf and Country Club where he was on the Board of Trustees serving on the Golf Committee, Chairman of the Green and Grounds Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Board Nominating Committee. Fred was also the Editor and Publisher of "The Allamuchy Times, “established in 1970 as the first newsletter for Panther Valley residents.

An avid outdoorsman, Fred greatly enjoyed fly fishing, hiking, skiing, golf, and nature. He taught himself how to hand tie flies made of feathers for trout fishing which he & his brother sold to the original Abercrombie & Fitch when it was a sporting goods store. In his youth, he was a Boy Scout, and won a writing contest in 1946 where he earned the honor of being sworn in by Mayor O'Dwyer as New York City's 425,000th Boy Scout at the Waldorf Astoria. He loved museums, art, photography, history, Native American art, Colonial Williamsburg, and travel. He excelled at trivia and loved old movies. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

The funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 5th, 12 noon at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption R.C. Church, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Andover, NJ
 following services.
 
Visitation hours will be 10am-12pm Friday May 5th at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
For those desiring, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Frederick M. Gallagher

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Nelson E, Ghetti, Jr.

Nelson E. Ghetti, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Born August 31, 1952 in Newton, NJ, Nelson was the son of Doris Stangle Ghetti and the late Nelson E. Ghetti, Sr.

Nelson has been a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ and was a member of the American Legion, Blue Ridge Post #164 in Hackettstown.  In addition to his beloved mother, Doris Ghetti, Nelson is survived by three brothers; Louis of Allamuchy, NJ; Daniel and Kathy of Harmony, NJ; Howard and Donna of Hackettstown. He is also survived by many nieces & Nephews. Lastly, Nelson is survived by his loving companion, Patricia Stollenmaier. In addition to his father,Nelson was predeceased by a brother, Ricky Ghetti.

Visitation will take place at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 on Friday, April 14th from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Funeral services to be held on Saturday, 10:00am at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Bloomsbury Cemetery, Bloomsbury, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, 298 Main St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Michael "Mick" R. Grotefend

 Michael “Mick” R. Grotefend, age 54, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at home.  Michael was born April 26, 1962 in New Kensington, PA. He is the son of Richard Paul and Elizabeth Amelia (Accorsi) Grotefend. 

Mick was formerly employed as a Field Engineer for Fujitsu Transaction Solutions, NJ for many years.  He loved animals and working out at Fit Happens in Hackettstown, NJ.  He owned a US Patent for Safety Belt Apparatus for use in Karate.  Michael was one of the founders of the US Karate Association and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association.  Mick was a legend among the Karate Community. 

He is survived devoted parents, Richard Paul and Elizabeth Amelia (Accorsi) Grotefend, his beloved companion, Cynthia Altman, his cherished son, William “Bill” Grotefend and companion Nicole, his loving brother, Charles Grotefend and wife Tracy and his Lifetime Karate Instructor, Sensi Frank Caliguri.

Cremation was private.

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Malfalda Maria Gianfrancesco Guidi

 Mafalda Maria Gianfrancesco-Guidi "Tillie", age 78, of Hackettstown died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in St. Clare’s, Dover, NJ.  Mafalda was born April 28, 1938 in Perth Amboy, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Michael and Elvira (Pepe) Gianfrancesco. She was also predeceased by her 2 brothers, Ralph & John Gianfrancesco, and 2 sisters, Jennie Santoro and Marie Palfy.

She was the co-owner and operator of Hemlock Hills Nursery and Garden Center in Budd Lake, NJ. Tillie had a huge heart and spirit.  She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.  Everyone adored her and she was mother and grandmother to many. Everyone loved going to Tillie’s house as she was a beloved member of her community.

She is survived by her devoted husband: Anthony Guidi, 2 daughters, Nicole Maria Guidi, Danielle Maria Frye and husband Dean, 1 son, Anthony Guidi, Jr. and wife Jennifer, 1 brother, Anthony Gianfrancesco, her mother in law Mary Guidi, 3 grandchildren, Alex, Samantha and Alexandria, and many nieces and nephews.  

The funeral will be held 11:30 am on Tuesday, January 3 at St. Jude’s R.C. Church, 17 Mt Olive Road, Budd Lake, NJ with Father Michael officiating.

Visitations will be Monday, January 2, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Tuesday January 3, 2017 from 9 AM – 11 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ   There will be a repass following the service at Mattar’s Bistro 1115 Route 517 Allamuchy NJ 07820

Cremation will be private.

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Daniel A. Goycoechea - DePaul

Daniel A. Goycoechea-DePaul, 9 years old of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ on January 21, 2007, Daniel was the son of Michael & Laura Goycoechea DePaul.

Daniel was a third grade student at the Willow Grove Elementary School in Hackettstown. In addition to attending school, Daniel loved playing soccer with the Hackettstown Soccer Club and baseball with the Baseball little league of Hackettstown, NJ.

In addition to his mom & dad, Daniel is survived by his step father, Patrick McPhillips and step mother, Allison DePaul. Maternal Grandmother, Ann DePaul of Bellville, NJ. Maternal Grandmother, Nidia Goycoechea of Bloomfield, NJ. Daniel is also survived by a step brother, Sean McPhillips and step sister Megan McPhillips of Hackettstown, NJ.

Visitation will take place at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 from 3:30pm to 8:30pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. An 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Schooley’s Mountain, NJ. Entombment will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel’s memory to “Smiles for Margaret” at www.smilesformargaret.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Mary Gormley

Mary R. Gormley, 85 of Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at her residence. Born in Atlanta, GA on March 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Thomas & Mattie L. Thrasher Rhodes.

Mrs. Gormley has lived in Hackettstown for the past eight years with her beloved husband of 65 years, Horace Gormley coming from Andover Twp., NJ. In addition to her husband Horace, Mary is survived by  her loving daughter Leighann Sabia of Andover Twp.and her grandson Stephen P. Sabia of Andover, NJ. Three brothers, William S. Rhodes of Atlanta, GA, Frank G. Rhodes of Napa, CA and CJ Rhodes of Newman, GA. One Grandson, Stephen P. Sabia.

Visitation will be Friday, August 19, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral services will begin at 11:00am when the visitation concludes. Interment will be in the Hackettstown Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL, 33136-1494. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com

Mary Gormley was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. A kind, loving, exceptional human being who made the world a better place. She was a joy to all who knew her.
 

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Charles C. Guerriere

 Charles C. Guerriere, age 91, of Stroudsburg, PA died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Pocono Medical Center. Charles was born November 17, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Michele and Rosa (Angoglia) Guerriere.  He was predeceased by his wife, Ann (Olcha) on  December 21, 2012.  

 
He proudly served in the Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945, as a radioman 2nd class, aboard the USS Brennan.  He was then employed by Picatinny Arsenal as a Contract Specialist for over 30 years retiring in 1985.Charles was a member of St, Luke’s R.C. Church in Stroudsburg, an avid NY Mets and Giants fan, a member of the Tin Can Sailors Association and enjoyed gardening
 
He is survived by 4 sons: Michael Guerriere and his wife Peggy of Palm Coast FL, Charles T. Guerriere and his wife Nancy of Hackettstown, NJ, Ronald Guerriere of Hackettstown, NJ, and Thomas Guerriere and his wife Maddie of Pearland Texas. 4 grandchildren: Michelle Amadei and husband Michael, Jennifer Rothman and husband Jason,  Peter Guerriere and wife Colleen and USAF Captain Robert Guerriere and his wife Wisam. 5 great grandchildren: Gretchen and Nathan Amadei, Rebecca and Matthew Rothman and Caroline Guerriere.
 
The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Monday, August 1 at St. Theodore R. C. Church, 855 Route 57, Port Murray, NJ. Burial will follow in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.
 
Calling hours will be Sunday, July 31 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..
 
In lieu of flowers donations to the USO PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20077 – 7677 would be greatly appreciated.
 

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George G. Green

 George G. Green age 68 of Heckettstown, Nj died Friday July 8th, 2016 at the East Orange Veteran Hospital, East Orange, NJ.

Arrangements under the diretion of the Cochran Funeral Home.  All services are private.

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Helen M. Gray

 Helen M. Gray, age 95, of Califon, NJ formerly of Toms River died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Little Brook Nursing Home, Califon, NJ.  Helen was born March 12, 1921 in Scotland. She is the daughter of the late Peter and Jamima (Little) Marshall.  Helen is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward Gray.

She was formerly employed by Hooper Holmes, Basking Ridge, NJ as a Secretary. Helen loved to garden and spend time with her devoted family. 

She is survived by 2 daughters: Janet Gray, Nancy Gottfried and husband Jeff, 2 sons: John Gray, Doug Gray, 4 grandchildren; Christian, Jenna, Brad and Keith.  

At request of the family all services are private.

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Faustina De Maria Galicia De Martinez

Faustina De Maria Galicia De Martinez, age 67, of Hackettstown, formerly of Guatemala died 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. 
 
No me lIoren pues ahora soy libre. 
Sigo el camino que Dios me asiqno. 
Tome su mana cuando of su lIamado 
Me di la vuelta y 10 deje todo. 
No pude quedarme otro dia, 
Para reir, amar, trabajar 0 jugar. 
Las obras incompletas asl deben quedar. 
He encontrado esa paz al cierre del dia. 
Si mi partida ha dejado un vacio, 
Entonces lIeenlo con recordada alegrfa. 
Una amistd compartida, una risa, un beso, 
Ah si, estas cosas tam bien las extrariare. 
No se afligan con tiempos de pena: 
Les deseo el sol de manana. 
Mi vida ha side plena, he saboreado mucho, 
Buenos tiempos, buenos amigos, el toque de un 
amor. 
Ouiza mi tiempo parecio muy breve, 
No 10 alarguen ahora con innecesaria tristeza. 
Levanten su corazon y compartanlo conmigo. 
Dios me queria ahara, me ha hecho libre. 

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 8 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 
905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, with services beginning at 4 pm. Burial will be at a later date 
in Guatemala. 
 

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Wayne A. Graham

 Wayne A. Graham, Sr., age 50, of Mt. Olive Township, NJ died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at home. Mr. Graham was born February 21, 1966 in Jamaica. He is the son of Ransford and Viola Graham.    

He was employed by Pfizer Inc., Secaucus, NJ as a Computer Program Manager. Wayne enjoyed watching sports, especially football.  He was a devoted father who will be greatly missed by his children.

He is survived by his wife: Michelle (Williams) Graham; his parents; Ransford and Viola  Graham, 2 sons;  Wayne, Jr. and Ryan, 2 daughters;  Melanie Ann and Kelsey Adelle, 2 brothers Andre and Donnel, 2 sisters;  Carol Nicholas and Denesia Graham, 2 nieces; Deanna Reed and Denesia Mathurin, 1 nephew; Khalil Henderson, many aunts, uncles and cousins.  

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following the serices.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 8 from 11 am - 1 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Peter J. Gonzalez, Jr.

 Peter J Gonzalez, Jr., age 27, of Great Meadows, NJ died Friday, February 26, 2016 at home.  Peter was born March 18, 1988 in Long Island, NY. He is the son of Anita (Mauriello) Gonzalez and the late Peter J. Gonzalez, Sr. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandmother; Stella Mauriello and his paternal grandparents; Catherine and Dominick Mancuso.

He was employed by Dill Plumbing, Hackettstown NJ as an Apprentice.  In addition, Peter was a MMA Trainer but most of all he was a devoted father and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son; Peter J Gonzalez III; his mother Anita (Mauriello) Gonzalez, his dear friend; Maggie Collins, 1 sister; Lynda Gonzalez, maternal grandfather; Vincent Mauriello and his wife Victoria, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 2 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 1 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family @ gofundme.com/peter-gonzalez.

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Elisabeth Marie Gombka

Elisabeth Marie Gombka, 74 of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Kessler Rehabilitation Center in Chester, NJ. Born November 6, 1941 in Jersey City, NJ, “Betty” was the daughter of the late Herbert & Rita Cornetta Jacobsen.

Mrs. Gombka was formerly employed by the Parsippany Board of Education as a Business Education teacher at the Parsippany High School. Betty has lived in the greater Hackettstown area for the past 25 years coming from Morris Plains, NJ and was raised in Denville, NJ. She was of the Catholic faith and was a parishioner of Good Shepherd Church in Andover, NJ.  In addition, Betty was a member of the Panther Valley Crafts group and loved travelling the world.

Betty is survived by her son, David Gombka and his wife Deborah; her daughter, Karen Smith and her husband Paul; one brother, John Jacobsen; two sisters, Linda Szipszky and Anne Hampson; Four loving grandchildren; Adam & Bonnie Gombka and Shannon & Sherry Smith. Betty was predeceased by her husband, William Gombka in 2009 and her Daughter, Susan in 1992.

Visitation will be at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. A 12:00 noon Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Route 517, Andover, NJ. Interment will follow at the Holy Rood Cemetery, Morristown, NJ. Online condolence may be given to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Veronica E. Gallins

Veronica E. Gallins, age 87, Chelsea at Brookfield, Belvidere, formerly of Great Meadows, NJ died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ.  Veronica was born April 6, 1928 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late John and Delfina (Kaminski) Ferlewicz.  Ronnie is preceded in death by her 2 husbands: Herman Bollenbach and Jerome Gallins, her son: Herman Bollenbach, Jr. and stepdaughter: Norma Kobzian.

She was employed by 1st National Bank of North America, New York City, NY in their Securities Department for many years before she retired.  Ronnie was an avid reader and loved animals especially dogs.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by: stepdaughter: Joyce Pontbriand, her sister:  Edith Klucewicz, 5 grandchildren; Michelle, David, Larry, David and Jennifer, 5 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Monday, January 4 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. 

Calling hours will be Monday, January 4 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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

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Leilani M. Glodek

Leilani M. Glodek, 39, of Mansfield Twp. passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ. Born April 16, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, Leilani was the daughter of Coralee Maxson Fernandez and the late Juan Fernandez.

Leilani and her loving husband, Matthew Glodek have lived in Mansfield Twp. for the past four years coming from Landing, NJ.  Together, they have raised their “feline” children in a most loving atmosphere. Leilani will be sadly missed by “Tabatha, Eli & Theo” but has left to be reunited with “Kitty, Calvin and her canine daughter, Lucy.

Friends and family are invited to a public visitation on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please consider making a contribution to “Prevent Child  Abuse in America” at www.preventchildabuse.org.
 

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Carol F, Gustavson

 Carol (Bunny) F. Gustavson age 85, of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Virginia's House, Belvidere, NJ.  Carol was born September 17, 1930 in Hillside, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Lloyd F. and Marie (Solancis) Ferdon.  In addition to her parents Carol is preceded in death by her two brothers: Edgar A. and Lloyd F., Jr., Ferdon.

Carol was a loving and devoted wife of 64 years and mother of four.  She was a member of the first graduating class of William Paterson College (1952) and loved her teaching career. Though short, it was a statement of her lifelong love of and devotion to the needs of children. She was an adoption reform movement activist and was the founder of Adoptive Parents for Open Records of New Jersey. She was awarded national recognition as a Congressional Coalition Angel of Adoption in 2004 for her lifetime service for members of the adoption triad.

She is survived by her husband: Russell Gustavson, two sons:  Gary Gustavson and wife Michelle, Jeffrey Gustavson, two daughters: Susan Gustavson, Cindy (Cyntia) Tananis and wife Nancy Mantz, and many nieces and nephews.  

A memorial visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Tuesday December 8, 2015 from 5-8 pm.  Cremation was private.

In honor of her wishes, a celebration of her life will be conducted in the Spring, a season that always held special meaning of renewal and new life for her.  Her ashes will be spread at Cape Cod, her special spiritual home and fond vacation spot with special memories across many years.

Friends and family are encouraged to remember her vitality and joy of life, her special love of music, her devotion to family and love of friends.  She is smiling down upon us all now, safe and loved in the hands of her “friend upstairs.”

For those desiring donations may be made to Selah Care Center, 443 Schooley’s Mountain Rd., Hackettstown, NJ  07840 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 299 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054 in memory of Carol.  

 

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Eleu "Helen" Gonder

Eleu “Helen” Gonder, age 87, of Hickory, NC died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, NC.  Helen was born April 29, 1928 in Dover, NJ.  She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Gonder, Jr. in 2002, her daughter; Deborah Gonder Troxell in 2003, her brother Clifford Beam, brother and sister in law; Larry and Wilma Beam, her sister and brother in law; Gladys and Elmer Beam.

She was employed by Mount Olive Board of Education for 30 years retiring as the Cafeteria Manager.  Helen was an Ambassador and very active member of Pinecrest Retirement Village, she loved to crochet, was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles. 

She is survived by 2 sons; William F. Gonder wife Lisa, Dale Gonder and wife Jeannie; 5 grandchildren; Jenna, Laura, Jeffrey, Daniel and Mark, 4 great grandchildren, Katelyn, Jacob, Lucas and Brooklyn, many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 26 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Andrew Brackmann officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester following services.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 25 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 Arthritis Foundation, 555 Route 1 South, Suite 220, Iselin, NJ 08830 in memory of Helen.


 

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Fred F. Galione

Fred F. Galione, age 88, a longtime resident of Hackettstown died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Fred was born March 27, 1927 in Union City, NJ. He is the son of the late John and Mary (Mueller) Galione. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Doris Rae and 2 brothers; William and John. He served in the US Navy during World War II. Fred was employed by Schweber Electronics, Fairfield, NJ as their General Manager for many years before retiring. He was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his daughter; Patricia "Trish" Galione, 1 son; William "Bill" Galione and wife Helen, 1 stepson; Michael Malone, 1 daughter in law; Eleanor Malone, 1 sister; Marion Sickles, 4 grandchildren; Kristen Judson and her husband Scott, Michelle Galione, Michael and Shannon Malone. Visiting hours will be Sunday, June 21 from 2:30-4:30 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, and services will begin at 8:00 pm with Ruthann Brown officiating. Burial will be in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown on Monday, June 22 at 2:00 pm. For those desiring, memorials may be made to American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005

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Jean A. Gerbereux

Jean A. Gerbereux, 83, of Hackettstown, NJ and formerly of Livingston, NJ died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Heath Village Retirement Community, Hackettstown. Born June 29, 1931 in Jersey City, Jean was the daughter of the late Alexander & Anna Domalewski Rygiel.

Mrs. Gerbereux has lived in the Hackettstown area for the past 8 years and was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain Church. Previously, she and her loving family resided in Livingston, NJ. where Jean was an active member of St. Philomena R.C. Church having participated with the Rosary Society, Choir and served as a lector.  Prior to St. Philomena's, Jean  belonged to St. Joseph’s Church in Jersey City.

She is survived by five daughters- Michelle (Michael) Warbeck of Cranford, NJ; Nanette (Fedele) Fabiano of Sparta, NJ; Denise (Victor) Eccles of Piscataway, NJ; Claudette (William) Hoffmann of Hackettstown, NJ and Danielle (Brian) Riccitelli of Annandale, NJ.  Four Sister’s, Viola Suruda of Hackettstown; Joanne Dzitko of Tenafly, NJ; Irene Ritzer of Waldwick, NJ and Alice Farrell of Mechanicsburg, Pa. In addition, Jean is survived by 10 loving grandchildren; Damian, Nicole, Keith, Bridget, Sean, Erik, Michael, Lauren, Amanda and Audrey. Four Great Great Grandchildren; Devin, Alyssa, Hailey and Kenzie. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband of 44 years, Joseph A. Gerbereux and two brothers; Alexander & Richard Rygiel.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 6-10-15 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Philomena R.C. Church, Livingston, NJ at 10:30am on Thursday, 6-11-15. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251, Denville, NJ, 07834-1365. Online condolences to the family may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Gavin John "Baby Bean" Grablewski

Gavin John Grablewski “Baby Bean”, of Ashburn, VA passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Reston Hospital, Reston, VA. He is survived by his parents; Henry “Hank” C. and Jessica D. (Shanley) Grablewski, his maternal grandparents; John and Deborah Shanley, paternal grandparents; Chester J. and Doris (Falls) Grablewski; Aunt Heather Cavall and husband Jerry, Aunt Misty Zemanek and husband Mark, Aunt Monica Caprio and husband Dean, Aunt Jennifer Shanley-Smith; Aunt Sandy Grablewski; Uncle Keith Grablewski, Uncle Michael Grablewski and many cousins. A private graveside service will be held at Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, NJ with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating. For those wishing donations can be made to, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Gavin John.

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Richard Gonzales, Sr.

 Richard Gonzales, 59, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Morristown Medical Center. 

Born May 2,1955, in Easton, PA to the late Benigno Gonzales and Maria Gonzales.
Rich lived in PA until moving to the Hackettstown area (13) years ago. Prior to becoming
ill Rich worked at Allgrind Plastics as a Plant Supervisor. He is survived by many dear
Relatives and Friends.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his funeral mass on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at
11:00 am at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ.   
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Assoc.
in memory of Richard

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Marylou Graule

Marylou Graule, age 82, of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at home. Marylou was born December 20, 1932 in Abington, PA. She is the daughter of the late Russell and Edith (Borstyn) Tyson. She was employed by Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ as a Secretary for many years retiring in 1996. Marylou enjoyed playing the piano, cooking and sewing. She loved spending time with her devoted husband, loving sons and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband: Norman Graule; 2 sons; Scott Graule and wife Pam, David Graule and wife Lauri, 2 granddaughters; Jessica Britt and husband TJ, Nicole Hunt and husband Jonathon, 3 great grandchildren; Madison Graule, Wesley Brit, Lily Hunt, 1 sister; Harriett Tyson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Marylou is predeceased by her sister, Katherine Daubert and brother, John Tyson. The funeral will be held 12:00 pm on Monday, January 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Debra Kaufmann officiating. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services. Visitation hours will be Monday, January 26 from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Grace "Amazing Grace" Gilligan

 Grace Gilligan, age 103, who resided in Hackettstown for the past 54 years, died peacefully on Monday, December 15, 2014, at home in Hackettstown.  Grace was born on April 5, 1911, in Scranton, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas Walter and Louise (Steigerwald) Parry.  Grace was predeceased by four siblings, as well as her husband of 53 years, Michael Bennett Gilligan, and her daughter, Sara (Gilligan) Padden.

 
Grace was a loving, caring, and generous homemaker who was known to her family and friends as “Amazing Grace.”  She had an extraordinary sense of humor, and everyone enjoyed her spitfire personality.  She was an avid walker, and the community of Hackettstown knew her well, as she was frequently seen around town on her daily walks.  Grace had a great love of chocolate (homemade fudge was a specialty of hers), flowers, shopping, the New York Mets, and rocking in her favorite chair.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
 
She is survived by her son, Thomas Michael Gilligan and wife Lois (Brinkman) of Fairbanks, AK; 5 granddaughters: Cindy (Gilligan) Jimenez and husband Joseph of Fayetteville, NC; Vickie Gilligan of North Pole, AK; Luann Padden of Hackettstown, NJ; Kate (Padden) Silvester of Plainsboro, NJ; and MaryBeth (Padden) Brennan and husband Jim of Rosedale, MD; 2 grandsons: Michael Gilligan and wife Tami (Jardine) of Wasilla, AK; and Thomas Parry Gilligan and wife Valerie (Gaston) of Fairbanks, AK.  Grace has 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
 
The burial service will be private and held at Hackettstown Union Cemetery on Thursday, December 18, 2014. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons Street PO Box 7, East Sayracuse, NY 13057, or to the
Alzheimers Assocation, Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.
 

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Gloria A. Gleich

Gloria A. Gleich, age 94, of Washington Township, NJ died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the home of her daughter.  Gloria was born July 23, 1920 in Glen Ridge, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Albert and Ida Mae (Field) Loesser. 

She was formerly employed by Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ as a Supervisor of the EKG/EEG department.  Gloria was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ and worked in the Trinity Thrift Shop.  She enjoyed knitting and bird watching.

Gloria is survived by two daughters: Patricia De Mayo and Barbara O'Neill, three grandchildren; Frank O'Neill, Amanda De Mayo Napoli, Amanda's husband Pasquale Napoli and finally her beloved dog, Chico.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Monday October 6, 2014 from 6-8 pm.  Services will begin at 7:30 pm with the Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Cremation is private.  Burial of ashes will be at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Montclair, NJ, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 in memory of Gloria.

 

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Steven A Gauthier

 Steven A. Gauthier, age 25, of Hackettstown died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Steven was born May 3, 1989. He is the son of Arthur Gauthier and Deborah (DiMaio) Dilatush. 

Steven moved in to Warren Haven Nursing Home where he resided for the past 3 1/2 years.  He enjoyed the activities and socializing with his fellow residents at Warren Haven, he enjoyed taking walks with his family and friends and watching sports with his stepfather.

He is survived by; his mother Deborah (DiMaio) Dilatush and step father Jonathan; his father, Arthur Gauthier, his maternal grandparents, Alphonse & Shirley DiMaio, his sister, Christine Gauthier; his step brother, Jesse Dilatush; his step sister, Jenny Lee Dilatush and 1 niece, Lilly Ann Lewis. He was also predeceased by his sister, Cherie, in 2006.

A funeral service will be held 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 2 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be Private

Visitation hours will be Saturday, August 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of Flowers the family requests donations to the family c/o Cochran Funeral Home.

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Sarah Jane Gallagher

 Sarah Jane Gallagher, age 71, of Hackettstown formerly of North Bergen, NJ died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.  Sarah was born April 9, 1943 in West New York, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Catherine (Farmer) Higgins.  Sarah was also predeceased by 1 brother, Thomas P. Higgins, M.D. 

 Sarah was a devoted Homemaker, who enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Grace.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption R.C. Church, the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club, and the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association.  Sarah was a 7 time winner of the Panther Valley Ladies Club Championship and runner up numerous times. She also enjoyed gardening, museums and the theatre. 

She is survived by her husband: Frederick M. Gallagher, 2 daughters, Mary Gallagher and Kathleen Jaye and her husband David, 1 granddaughter, Grace; 1 sister, Kathleen Cahill and numerous nieces and nephews.

 The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 28th at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption R.C. Church, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Andover, NJ following services.

Visitation hours will be Friday, June 27th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942 in memory of Sarah Jane Gallagher.

 

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Thomas E.W. Geddis

Thomas E.W. Geddis, age 66, of Great Meadows, NJ died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ.  Thomas was born August 27, 1947 in Newton, NJ. He is the son of the late James Spencer and the late Lorraine Ann (Davis) Geddis.  He was married to Sirye (Truuts) Geddis. 

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969.  He was the Owner/ Operator and Golf Instructor by Meadows Golf Shop, Great Meadows, NJ. 

He is survived by his wife: Sirye (Truuts) Geddis ; daughter; Kristina Lenda and husband Adam. daughter: Deidra Kozlowski and husband Stephen.

There will be no services. Cremation was private.

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Doris Rae Galione

Doris Rae Galione, 89, of Panther Valley, Allamuchy Township, NJ passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Sunrise Nursing Home in Randolph, NJ.  Born in Gloster, MS on March 13, 1924 to the late O.P. McPherson and Alice (Nachell) McPherson. Doris is survived by her husband, Fred F. Galione.

Doris was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She lived in Panther Valley, NJ since 1990 coming from the Diamond Hill section of Mansfield Township, NJ.  Doris was the Past President of the Garden Club of NJ (1987-1988); member of the Blue Star Memorial Highway Council of NJ; National Flower Arrangers, Warren Garden Club and the Panther Valley Garden Club. She was also a lifetime Flower Judge.  Doris loved her husband, children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Doris is survived by her children, Michael Malone; William Galione and wife Helen; Patricia Galione; brother, Orville McPherson; sister Katherine Miller; daughter in law Eleanor Malone and grandchildren Michael, Shannon, Kristen, Michelle,  Denise and Kevin. Doris was predeceased by sons Ray Malone and Patrick Malone; son in law Joe King, 1 brother and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with the Funeral Service at 8:00 PM during the evening visitation.

Interment is private.

Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Maureen A. Garry

 Maureen A Garry, age 73, of Hackettstown, formerly of Jersey City, NJ died Friday, January 24, 2014 at House Of The Good Shepherd of Hackettstown, NJ.  Mrs. Garry was born October 10, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late James and the late Mary (Croughwell) Kiernan.  She was also predeceased by her 2 sisters; Kathryn Kenney and Jane Daly. 

 Maureen was a loving Homemaker, who enjoyed spending time with her family.  She was a member of the Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church and ran the gift shop there.  Maureen was an avid reader of mystery novels, more recently she enjoyed reading the daily newspaper with her husband Bill and was an active supporter of the Colonial Musketeers, Hackettstown, NJ.

 She is survived by her husband: William Garry, her daughter; Patricia A. Hamann and husband David, her son; Kevin J. Garry and wife Millicent; 2 brothers; James Kiernan and wife Mary, John Kiernan and wife Valerie; 2 grandsons; Brandon and Kieran Hamann; many nieces and nephews.

 A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 29 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Father Abuchi Nwosu officiating.  Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Long Valley.

 Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 28 from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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For those desiring donations may be made to The House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 in memory of Maureen.

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Joan M. Gavin

Joan M. (nee McCaffrey) Gavin, 82 of Allamuchy, NJ and Wildwood, NJ, formerly of Glen Ridge, NJ, died peacefully at home on October 11, 2013. Joan was proud to be the oldest child of Joe and Mary (nee Lynch) McCaffrey’s ten children, a loyal, loving and lively family rooted in Philadelphia, PA and now Monett, MO.   Surviving of the “ten J’s” are Joe, Jack, Joyce Tinklepaugh, Jimmy, Jean Heinly, Jay, Jeff, Joel; with Jerry pre-deceased. Empowered by her faith and family, Joan’s youth initiated a lifelong respect, admiration and appreciation for education and music she developed and shared with “Sorority”, her treasured friends from Little Flower High School. She met the love of her life, her husband for 53 years, the late Francis P. Gavin, during high school and the adventure led to homes in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and for 38 years, Glen Ridge. Joan always supported her community and assumed leadership roles in scouts, the Glen Ridge Recreation Association, Sacred Heart Parish council and the Essex Skating Club in addition to her employment of over ten years as a co-director of CCD at Sacred Heart Parish in Bloomfield. Without question, Joan’s pride and joy were her children: Francis (Fran) Gavin, daughter in law Beth, of Allamuchy, NJ; Patricia Barr (Patti), son in law Pat, of Bryn Mawr, PA; John (Jack) Gavin, daughter in law Susan, of Mahwah, NJ; and Lisa Gavin of Bel Air, MD; and her grandchildren, Johanna, Owen, Clare, Gavin, Ryan, Maureen, Fiona, Alana and Graeme. Joan enjoyed a crisp Manhattan, a buttered slice of fresh rye bread, and a good game of Yahtzee but her love of family was constant and will endure for generations.   Viewing will be held Tuesday, October 15th from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. On Wednesday, October 16th, a viewing will be held from 10-11am at Good Shepherd Church in Andover, NJ, followed by a  mass of Christian burial starting at 11 am and then interment at Gate of Heaven in East Hanover, NJ.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any donation is made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, P.O. Box 36, Flowertown, Pa., 19031-0036.  Online condolence may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Edward J. Gray

Edward J. Gray, 93, of Stanhope, NJ died on September 23, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. He was born on June 1, 1920 in Kearny, NJ to the late George and Helen (Miller) Gray.  He is survived by his wife, Helen (Marshall) Gray.

Edward lived in Stanhope, NJ for 5 years coming from Toms River, Denville, NJ and North Carolina.  A graduate of Rutgers University,  and was employed as a  Business Analyst for Dunn and Bradstreet. Edward was an avid golfer, enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his loving family.

Survivors including his wife Helen are two sons, Douglas and John Gray; two daughters, Janet Gray and Nancy & husband Jeff Gottfried; one sister Elizabeth Hartmann; three grandchildren Brad, Keith and Jenna; many nieces and nephews; Edward was predeceased by two brothers Calvin and George Gray.

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

Condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Philip R. Gerencser

Philip R. Gerencser, age 66, of Long Valley, NJ died Friday, September 6, 2013 at home. Mr. Gerencser was born February 13, 1947 in Flushing, NY. He is the son of the late Julius and the late Ann (Potochick) Gerencser. He was married to Suzanne (Sheppard) Gerencser. 
 
He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war from 04-17-1967 to 01-12-1971. He was employed by AT&T, Somerset, NJ as the District IT Manager for many years. Phil was an avid Shooter and Woodworker. He enjoyed classic automobiles and driving his classic Corvette. He was a member of the Our Lady of the Mountain R.C. Church, Long Valley,  the NRA (National Rifle Association) and the Shon Gum Sportsman Association, North Warren County, NJ
 
He is survived by his wife: Suzanne (Sheppard) Gerencser, his daughter; Amy Cavanaugh and husband Chuck; 1 sister; Theresa Koren and husband Phil; 2 grandchildren; Noah and Hailey.
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, September 12 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Father Joe Goode officiating. Burial will be in Brigadier Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ on Friday, September 13 at 12:30 pm.
 
Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 11 from 5-7 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons Street PO Box 7, East Sayracuse, NY 13057.

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Herman Garris

Herman Garris, 88, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ died on August 14, 2013 in Palm Harbor, FL at the home of his nephew, Hal Huffman. Herman was born in Blairstown, NJ on June 14, 1925 to the late Chester and Bessie (Lanterman) Garris.

Herman was the Head Cashier for the Hackettstown Pool since the town pool was created in the 1970's. .  He also was a member of the Movie Theatre Local Union and worked as a screen  projector at the former Strand Theatre and Hackettstown Mall Theatre, retiring many years ago.

Survivors are a sister, Rena Huffman, New Port Richey, Fl; nephew, Hal Huffman, Palm Harbor, FL; nieces Donna Hause, Zephyrhills, FL, Debbie Handelong, New Port Richey, Fl, Frances M. and her husband James Hubert, Rockaway, NJ; also Great Nephews and Nieces and Great Grand Nephews and Nieces.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 30, 2013, 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home with burial in the Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Rt. 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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Robert J. Gaugler

Robert J. Gaugler, age 74, of Blairstown, NJ died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Clares Hospital of Dover, NJ. Robert was born July 16, 1939 in Paterson, NJ. He is the son of the late Theodore and Elise (Zimmerman) Gaugler. He married Lynn ( Moasch). 
 
He was a 30 year veteran and served as Captain and Commander of the Organized Crime Bureau with the New Jersey State Police. Robert was also co-owner of Triad Investigative Services and Executive Protection and co-owner of the Route 94 Wine and Spirits in Fredon, NJ. He was a member of the Former Troopers Association and member of the Newton Country Club. Bob was an avid sportsman who enjoyed boating, playing golf, fishing and spending time with his family.
 
He is survived by his wife: Lynn; 1 son & daughter in law, Robert S. and Maryann Gaugler; 1 daughter and son in law, Terri and Douglas Slater; Six grandchildren; Jennifer, Adam, Aimee, Christine, Erica and Matthew. Five great grandchildren; Robyn, Aedan, Miles, Ryann, and Vance.
 
 
The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, July 20 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.
 
Calling hours will be Friday, July 19 from 4-8pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
For those desiring, memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 1347 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831 or a charity of your choice.
 
Arrangements made under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Inc.
 
 

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James A. Gatto

James A. Gatto, age 42, of Belvidere, NJ, formerly of Jersey City, NJ, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Cancer Treatment Centers Of America in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Gatto was born September 22, 1970 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of Eileen (Napolitano) Gatto and the late Frank Gatto. He married Allyson Chase. 
 
He was employed by Elevator Union Local #1, New York, NY as an Elevator Constructor. 
James enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with his family.
 
He is survived by his wife: Allyson(Chase) Gatto; Son, Frank James Gatto; 3 Daughters,  Lianna Alyse Gatto, Kayla Marie Gatto, Samantha Nicole Gatto; his Mother, Eileen (Napolitano) Gatto; and Sister Donna Gatto.  He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
The funeral will be held 12:00 pm on Wednesday, July 17 at Sts. Peter And Paul R.C. Church, 360 US Hwy 46, Great Meadows, New Jersey. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows on Wednesday, July 17.
 
Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 16 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey.
 
Arrangements made under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

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Tom Giordano

Tom Giordano, 63 of Long Valley, NJ died on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ. Born in Los Angeles, California to the late Octavio and Emma (Gonzales) Giordano. Tom is survived by his wife Cecilia "CeCe" (Castaneda) Giordano.

Tom lived in Long Valley, NJ for 20 years coming from California.  He was a Manager with AT & T in Basking Ridge, NJ. He was a member of the American Legion Blue Ridge Post # 164, Hackettstown, NJ; he was an avid movie buff, enjoyed hunting, fishing, football and golf; he loved his family and spending time with his grandson.

In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by a son John and wife Amy Giordano; a daughter Andrea and husband Justin Plackett; brother George Giordano; sisters Emily and husband Raymond Yliz and Elyse Giordano; grandson Zachary Nelson.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM during the visitation at the funeral home.  Interment is private.

For those desiring,  donations in Tom's memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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Gilbert "Gib" G. Grogan

Gilbert G. "Gib" Grogan, 75, of Hackettstown, N.J., died on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J..
Born August 24, 1937 in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Leo & Victoria Doncheski Grogan and is predeceased by his brothers, Leo "Red" Grogan and Gerald Grogan.
A lifelong resident of Hackettstown, Gib retired in 1994 as Supervisor from the Pio Costa Sand & Gravel Co., Great Meadows, N.J. and previously worked at Westinghouse and Halecrest where he was instrumental in resuming operations of Iron Ore mining at Mt. Hope Mine in N.J..  After his military service, Gib worked in the family business, Grogan Brothers Welding, Hackettstown, N.J. for several years.
He Proudly served our country in the United States Navy aboard the Destroyer DD556 Haley for 3 years.
Gib was a 50 year member of the Hackettstown Fire Department, Cataract Hose Co, Hackettstown N.J. and was a member of the Exempt Firemans Association.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene M. Nowicki Grogan of Hackettstown. 1 daughter, Kelly Camporini and her husband Al, 2 sons, Patrick Grogan and his wife Wendy.  Sean Grogan and Melissa Alford, all three of Hackettstown.  6 loving grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kristin, Adam, Michael, Alexis and Dylan as well as 1 Great Grandson, Brody, the son of Brian and Kristin Wade.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, 5-14-13 from 5 to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, 11:00AM at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, N.J.. Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Tin Can Sailors, The National Assoc. of Destroyers, P.O. Box 100, Somerset, MA, 02726. (www.tcs@destroyers.org)

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George Hunter Gruebert

George Hunter Gruebert,  77, of Long Valley, NJ died Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence.  Born in Orange, NJ to the late George and Mary Jane (Trickey) Gruebert on October 15, 1935.  He is married to Elizabeth (Norton) Gruebert.

Hunter lived in Long Valley (Washington Township, Morris Co.) for 50 years coming from Boonton, NJ.  He was a Foreman for NJ Bell (Verizon), Netcong, NJ.  He was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers, Netcong, NJ; he enjoyed spending time with family, most especially his grandchildren; was a roller coaster enthusiast, loved hunting, fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, playing cards, boating, camping, was a football coach for the Long Valley Raiders and  a baseball coach.

Survivors including his wife Elizabeth "Libby" (celebrating this year 50 years married); sons John Blaine Gruebert and wife Amy Smith and James Hunter and wife Patti Gruebert; daughters Amy Elizabeth and husband Bill Rhead and Heidi Michelle and husband Tom Glancey; grandchildren, Jake, Christina, Kasey, Billy, Tommy, Michael, Matthew and Megan.

Visitation on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM with the Funeral Service to start at 8:00 PM after the Visitation at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 

Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or The Lupus  Foundation of America, 2000 L St. NW, Ste 710, Washington, DC  20036 (www.lupus.org or donate@lupus.org)

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Angela Gialanella

Angela Gialanella, 89, of Hackettstown, N.J., died Wednesday, 4-3-13 at her residence.  Born on February 3, 1924 in Newark, N.J.,  Angela was a daughter of the late Antonio & Francesca Marendino Scardilla.  She was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Gialanella in 2010.
 
Angela has been a resident of Paragon Village, Hackettstown, N.J. for the last 2 years and has previously lived in White Twp., N.J. and the Panther Valley section of  Allamuchy, N.J. for over the last 20 years.  Angela raised her loving family in Parsippany, N.J.

In earlier years, Angela was employed as a teachers aide by the Parsippany Board of Education and  was last employed by Bradley's Dept. Store as a sales representative in Parsippany, N.J. She was a former parishioner of St. Peter's Church, Parsippany, N.J. and St. Mary's Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown.

Angela is survived by a son, Henry J. and his wife Colleen Gialanella of Green Township, N.J. & a daughter, Pamela Kramer-Ertel and her husband, Daniel Ertel of East Stroudsburg, Pa..  One sister, Genevieve Thomas of Seminole, Fla.  and 6 loving grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 7-2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J.. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin  10:30 AM, at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown, N.J. on Monday, April 8, 2013. Interment will take place at the Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, N.J.

  In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Grace Hospice of New Jersey.  Online condolence may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Claire Grieve

Hackettstown, NJ. Claire Chambers Grieve, 91, a resident of Hackettstown, NJ and formerly of Kennebunk, Maine died Tuesday March 26, 2013 at the House of the Good Shepherd after a long illness.
Claire was born in New York City on December 4, 1921 a daughter of Joseph P. and Florence (Kraus) Chambers, was graduated from Wadleigh High School in New York City and the College of Mt. Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York.
She married to John Grieve in 1948 and was a homemaker for most of her life.
Her faith was an important part if Claire’s life, as such, she was a member of St. Mark The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Hackettstown, NJ, and a former member of the Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha’s Church of Kennebunk. In her active years, she was a member of Webhannet Club of Kennebunk and the Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Book Clubs.
Claire was predeceased by her husband John Grieve who died in 2008.
Claire is survived by a daughter Eileen Stokes and her husband Robert of Port Murray NJ and three grandchildren R. Christopher Stokes, John Andrew Stokes and Brendan Patrick Stokes.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 59 Spring Valley Lane, Long Valley, NJ, A Mass will also be celebrated 11 AM Friday , April 19th, 2013 at Holy Spirit Parish, St. Martha’s Church, Portland Rd, Kennebunk, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Kennebunk, ME.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME.
www.bibberfuneral.com and Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. www.cochranfuneral.com

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Irene A. Grebe

Irene A. Grebe, age 77, of Panther Valley, Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Claire’s Hospital of Denville, NJ. Irene was born February 15, 1936 in Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late Norval and the late Anna (Kohler) Burlew. She was married to the late Henry Grebe who died in 2002. She was also predeceased by 1 brother; John Burlew and 1 sister; Marl Rimol. 
 
She was employed by Morris County College, Randolph NJ as an Administrator for 22 years. 
Irene was a very accomplished woman, a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Friends and Neighbors of Panther Valley, was an avid reader, loved to bowl, play cards and travel.
 
She is survived by her daughter; Susan Grebe, her son; Tom Grebe and his wife Stephanie and two grandchildren; Austin & Sarah.
 
The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 2 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Stanhope Union Cemetery, Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ.
 
Calling hours will be Monday, April 1, 2013 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons Street PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057
 

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Christine S. Grabowski

Christine S. Grabowski, 57, died on March 16, 2013 at her residence in Mansfield Township, NJ.  Daughter of the late Steve and Stella  (Burczak) Grabowski. Christine was a lifelong resident of the Great Meadows and Hackettstown, NJ area.

She was employed by Weis Markets in Mansfield Township, NJ for many years.  She was a parishioner of STS. Peter and Paul R. C. Church, Great Meadows, NJ.  Christine loved animals and liked collecting angels.

Surviving are cousins, Carole Skwarek, Blairstown, NJ; Linda Grayson, Long Valley, NJ; Mary Ann Pasko, Great Meadows, NJ; Alan Shimchook, Great Meadows, NJ and many friends throughout the area.  Christine was predeceased by her loving sister, Patricia Grabowski several years ago.

All friends and family are invited to a repast on Saturday, 4-6-2013 from 5pm to 7pm at the American Legion, Blue Ridge Post #164, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, N.J.
A private interment will be held in Pequest Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, 52 County Road # 661, Newton, NJ 07860, 973-800-2420,
www.antler-ridge.com

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Barbara E. Greacen

Greacen, Barbara E., 72, of Heath Village, Washington Township (Morris Co.), NJ died on February 6, 2013 at Heath Village.  Born on March  27, 1940, Barbara was the daughter of the late Edmund, Jr. and Ruth (Nickerson) Greacen.
She was a Clerical worker for the Warner Library, Tarrytown, NY.
Barbara is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Knudsen and her husband Donald, of Bernardsville, NJ and two nephews.
Services and interment are private at the request of the family.

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Harriet M. Gober

Harriet M. Gober, age 87, of Boynton Beach, FL, formally of Liberty Township, NJ died Monday, January 21, 2013 at Bethesda Memorial Hospice of Boynton Beach, FL. Harriet was born March 8, 1925 in Newark, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Russell and the late Anna (Lay) Evans. She was predeceased by her husband, Late Matthew John Gober on 1996.

She was a laboratory technician at M & M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ retiring many years ago. Harriet was loved by all.

She is survived by a sister, Barbara and her husband Donald Elmer, of Boynton Beach, FL;  and a brother -in-law, Roger Robinson; 10 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews and 2 great great nephews; predeceased by three sisters, Irma Norman, Alice Sohns and Anna Robinson and a brother, Russell Evans, Jr.

A graveside service and burial will be held 11:30 am on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ.

Calling hours will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

 

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Conrad Wayne Gahagan

Conrad Wayne Gahagan, age 81, of Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J. Conrad was born January 11, 1932 in Huntingdon, PA. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gahagan. He was predeceased by his wife, (late) Darlene Fay Gearhart Gahagan on May 22, 2005.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean war. He was employed by Wackenhut Security and served as a Security Guard at Warner Lambert, Morris Plains, NJ.
Conrad was of the Baptist faith; he spent his childhood in Oklahoma, Texas and Pennsylvania before residing in Dover, NJ. He spent his last year in Hackettstown, NJ.

He is survived by six sons; Curtis Dale Gahagan, Stephen L. Carter, Michael P. Carter, Harold Wayne Gahagan, Conrad Wayne Gahagan, Jr. and Shannon Fern Gahagan; five daughters;  Rosemarie D. Stone, Maryellen Bisbing, Colleen Madonna, Cathleen A. McBeth and Shirley Fay Chandler; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 2 - 4 and 7 -9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Victor J. Green

Victor J. Green, age 88, of Allamuchy Township, (Panther Valley), NJ died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Compassionate Care Hospice, Dover, NJ. Victor was born December 2, 1923 in Attleboro,Mass. He is the son of the late Louis and Gertrude (Friedman) Greenberg.

He served in the United States Army during WW II. He was employed by Benedict Nuclear, Golden, CO. as a Vice President; Victor served as a volunteer at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ

He is survived by his wife: Maralyn (Sheahan) Green, at home; a son, Harwood Green of Ringwood, NJ; a sister, Doris Bernice of Hawaii; 5 nieces; 1 nephew; former wife, Shirley Green, of Framingham, Mass; predeceased by 2 brothers, Irving And Norman Greenberg.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury, Mass on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. (Time will be announced). Arrangements in Mass. by Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith St., Lowell, Mass. 01852-2825.
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Carolyn Letts George

Carolyn Letts George, age 74, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Warren Haven Care Center of Oxford, NJ. Carolyn was born August 29, 1938 in Montclair, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Harold and Gladys (Benjamin) Baldwin.

She was employed by Hoffman Floors (formerly known as The Rug Barn), Hackettstown, NJ as a Sales/Designer.
Carolyn was raised in Bloomfield, NJ and moved to Germany with her husband (they were married August 17, 1957) when he went into the service. When they came back to the United States they settled in Dover, NJ and in 1961 moved to Hackettstown, NJ. Carolyn was a member and past Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, NJ; she was a Girl Scout Leader in Hackettstown; was a Mahjong enthusiast; she was a seamstress; she enjoyed making cookies during Christmas and enjoyed camping, entertaining and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband: Roger George , daughter Gwenn Bartku, Independence, NJ and two sons Philip George, Broadheadsville, PA and Andrew George, Stanhope, NJ; 7 Grandchildren, Lindsey, Gregory, Rachel, Sarah, Aaron, Alanah, and  Audrey ; 5 Great Grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church Of Hackettstown, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ

Calling hours will be Friday, November 9, 2012 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of florwers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 in memory of Carolyn.



 

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Hazel Gowling

Mrs. Hazel (Myrick) Gowling, 96, died October 11, 2012 at Heath Village in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Hazel was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 18, 1916, daughter of Ruby Burroughs and John Myrick. She graduated in 1938 from Florida State College for Women with a BS degree in Home Economics. She was a teacher for a short time in Florida. In 1942, she married Lt. Robert Gowling in Pensacola, Florida. After World War II, Hazel and Bob lived in Levittown, New York for 10 years, in Wyckoff, New Jersey for forty years and moved to Heath Village in 1999.

Mrs. Gowling was predeceased by her husband Bob who died in 2002 and by a nephew, John Myrick, in 2009. She was also predeceased by her siblings Helen Gabler, John M. Myrick and Claude J. Myrick. She is survived by her nieces Jane Myrick, Margaret Lehman, Barbara Matthews, Kathryn Myrick, Sandra Myrick and Helen Kincheloe. She is also survived by close family friends, Jane and Russell Reilly, Barbara Hippe, her godchild Patti White and Pamela Hippe.

Hazel was an active member of Church of the Good Shepherd in Midland Park, New Jersey and a regular volunteer gardening participant at Skylands Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, New Jersey. Hazel was also an avid bird and wildlife watcher. She had many friends and will be dearly missed by all.

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

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Phyllis I. Greene

Phyllis I. Greene, age 87, of Mansfield Township, NJ died Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at St. Clares Hospital, Denville, NJ. Phyllis was born May 12, 1925 in England. She is the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Rogers) Ethelston. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh L. Greene in 1988.

She was a loving and devoted Homemaker. Phyllis lived in Mansfield Township, NJ for 52 years coming from Paterson, NJ.
Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She shared unconditional love. She was the quintessential grandmother.

She is survived by two sons, Hugh Greene and Geoffrey & his wife Lisa Greene; two daughters, Norma James and Phyllis Matthews; two sisters, Joyce Northcott and Eileen Ethelston; 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren; three late brothers, Eric, William And Geoffrey Ethelston.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

Calling hours will be Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..
 

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Anastasya Gun

Anastasya Gun, age 80, of Netcong, NJ died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Newton Memorial Hospital of Newton, NJ. Anastasya was born April 1, 1932 in Turkey. She was the daughter of the late Alexei and the Solomonia Ozdil. She was married to Rev. Ilya Gun.

She was employed by Nabisco, in Fairlawn NJ as a Machine Operator.
Anastasya was of the Russian Orthodox Faith. Anastasya was an active member of the Elevation of the Holy Cross Church in Hackettstown NJ. Anastasya held positions in the sisterhood at the church and in the church choir. Also, she was Head of the Sisterhood of the Russian Orthodox Church at St. Michael's in Patterson NJ.

She is survived by her husband: Rev. Ilya Gun, 2 Sons- Ted Gun, of Netcong NJ and Gordon Gun of Lincroft NJ; Sister of Anna Ozdil of Russia; 3 Grandchildren; Alexis, Justina and Lydia Gun.

A  service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, May 18 2012 in the Chapel of the Russian Orthodox Convent Cemetery, 100 Smith Road, Nanuet, NY with Archpriest Gleb Wleskoff officiating. Burial will be in Russian Orthodox Convent Cemetery, Nanuet NY, on Friday, May 18 following the service.
 

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Peter Gakos, Sr.

Peter Gakos, Sr., age 80, of Panther Valley, Allamuchy Twp., Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Heath Village,Hackettstown, N.J. Peter was born August 30, 1931 in Morristown, NJ. He is the son of the late John and Soteria (Karnicola) Gakos. He was married to Angalikee "Kiki" Antonius on September 11, 1955, who predeceased him in 2009. 

He served in the US Army (Corporal) during the the Korean war from 1953 to 1955 with the 728th Military Police Battalion. He was the owner/operator with his wife of the Midway Delicatessen & Liquors, Dover, NJ for 38 years.

Peter was a graduate of Morristown High School, Morristown, NJ and attended Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA for 2 years. He was a parishioner of Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Andover, NJ; member of the Panther Valley Golf Association; a volunteer at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ. He was honored to be a 2011 inductee in the HRMC Senior Hall of Fame for his dedicated service; Peter was also a volunteer at the Dover Soup Kitchen.

He is survived by 2 Sons-Nicholas and wife Laura Gakos, Kinnelon, NJ; Peter, Jr. and wife Mary Beth Gakos, Basking Ridge, NJ; 1 Daughter-Teri Gakos Berquist, Berkley Heights, NJ 1 Brother- Sophocles "Bill" Gakos, Madison, NJ; 1 sister in law- Katherine Antonius, Hackettstown, NJ; 6 grandchildren, Phillip, Jeffrey, Cody, Cassandra, Connor And Steven.



A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Monday, March 19 at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, 48 Tranquility Road, County Route 517, Andover, NJ 07821 with Rev. Msgr. Martin McDonnell officiating. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Andover following the mass.

Calling hours will be Friday, March 16 from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturday, March 17 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.07840

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Donations to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840..



 

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Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher, age 50, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at home in Caldwell. Michael was born April 9, 1961 in Elizabeth, NJ. He is the son of Owen Gallagher and Joan (Ingersoll) Gallagher.

 

Michael was predeceased by his sister Kathleen Darvin.

 

He was employed by Prudential, Parsippany, NJ as a Senior Computer Analyst.

 

He is survived by 3 sons: Brandon Gallagher, Sean Gallagher, and Matthew Gallagher; his father Owen Gallagher of Columbus, OH and mother Joan (Ingersoll) Gallagher of Independence, NJ, his companion: Carol Gambale; his former wife: Nancy Gallagher; 1 nephew, Daniel Syers.

 

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Monday, January 30 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.

 

Calling hours will be Monday, January 30 from 11:00 am-3:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

 

 

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