Obituaries

Alphabetical Listing - 2012 - 2020:
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George Allen Powers

 George Allen Powers, age 76, of Hackettstown. George entered into the House of God on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  George was born October 16, 1943 in Newton, NJ. He is the son of the late Ralph and Hazel Mae (DeGroat) Powers. Also preceded in death by his brother Ralph "Vickie” Powers.

 He grew up in Sussex county NJ farming his whole life. He worked for Pequest Dairies in Allamuchy, NJ for over 30 years.  After retiring he worked for Drakes Acres of Allamuchy, NJ and Mark Allen Farms in Port Murray. He enjoyed "gallivanting "around the old neighborhood visiting with friends.  Always tending to family graves brought joy to him.

George is survived by four sons; Kevin (51) of Hackettstown, NJ, Greg (49) of Watertown, WI, Tim (46) of Hackettstown, NJ,   Kyle (41) of Watertown, WI and his former spouse, Estella (Whipple) Powers of Nicholson, PA, a grandson Taylor (20) of Watertown, WI, Survived by sisters, Margie Ann Lines of Succasunna, NJ, Janet Niestrand of Leighton, Pa, a brother, Dave Powers of Montana and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, June 1, 2020 from 11am – 12:00 pm (restrictions will be applied) at Cochran Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows on Monday following visitation.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Powers family, c/o Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, NJ

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

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Anthony S. Pantiliano

 Anthony Pantiliano passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Anthony lived more in his 30 short years than most people live in a lifetime. He was one of a kind, always willing to help anyone and everyone in need. Anthony made friends where ever he went. He loved unconditionally and without question or hesitation. Anthony had an infectious smile that lit up any room he walked into and his contagious laugh will never be forgotten.

Anthony was the most loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend. He was his mother’s baby boy, and his father’s best friend. Anthony protected his sisters so strongly and would never let anything happen to them. They have never felt safer or more loved by anyone else in their entire life. When it came to someone he loved, everyone knew better than to mess with “Big Ant.” He always protected and cared for those he loved, making sure he always put others before himself. If there is one thing we know about Anthony, it is that he will not rest until everyone is happy and taken care of.

Anthony worked alongside his father and John DeSena as an Electrician for their company JADE Electrical Contracting. Anthony loved to learn and work next to his father each and every day. The bond they shared was indescribable and unlike any other. Anthony had amazing work ethic, and was the hardest working person you could ever meet.

Anthony loved sports and watching the New York Giants and Mets. During football season he never missed watching a game on Sunday with his dad. As a true Italian he loved to eat and secretly was a great cook. He enjoyed working on his truck, teasing and joking with his family, and taking care of his Pugs. In Anthony’s short life he left such an everlasting imprint on all of our lives and will never be forgotten.

Anthony is survived by his father, Anthony Pantiliano, and mother, Angela Pantiliano, along with his three sisters, Nicole, Brittany and Jessica. He is also survived by his grandparents Samuel and Marilyn Pantiliano and Leonard and Isabella Tridente, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

You will always be in our hearts. We love you and we miss you. Until we are together again...

Heaven has received a special angel.

Saturday, May 30 services will be held for Anthony.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  www.cochranfuneral.com

 

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Joann T. Pearman

Joann Therese Pearman, 77, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully in her sleep with her dog Bailey by her side on May 11, 2020, after spending her “BEST” Mother’s Day with her children and grandchildren.

The most important thing in Joann’s life was her family. She is survived by her
daughter Therese Pearman, her son Richard Pearman and her daughter-in-law Jo Ellen. Also, her grandchildren, Francis Williamson and her partner Van Figueroa,
Richie and Raegan Pearman as well as her sisters Dianna Dixon Dorlon, brother-inlaw Mearle, and Debbie Dixon. In addition, Joann is also survived by her many
nieces and nephews, Debra Stewart and her spouse Christian, Kevin Dorlon and
his spouse Nina, Michael Dorlon, Jamie Taylor and his spouse Stephanie, Colleen
Tilney and her spouse Michael, Brian Taylor and his spouse Tara.  Joann had many great nieces and nephews including Alexis, Alaina, Kevin, and Ryder Dorlon. Peyton, Rylee, and Ethan Tilney. Liam, Colin, Alanna, and Caitlin Taylor. Logan and Cody Taylor.  Joann is also survived by her stepdaughter Robyn Pearman McManus and her family who reside in Florida.

Aside from all the family listed above, Joann was known as a mom and grandma
to so many.  She leaves behind her close friends Linda and David Perkins, Jack Korzilius,
Dorothy Wagner, Anna Nigara Daly, Katie Lapp and so many others.

Joann was born in a blackout during World War II in Teaneck, NJ to William Dixon
and Elma VanSickle Dixon on April 9, 1943. She grew up in Norwood, NJ and Old
Tappan, NJ and attended school at Norwood Public School and Northern Valley
Regional High School in Demarest, NJ. She graduated in 1960 from Englewood
Beauty School in Englewood, NJ as a licensed cosmetologist. She owned and ran
Set & Style, a beauty parlor in Cliffside Park, NJ from 1965 to 1968.
After moving to Landing, NJ in 1969, Joann held various other jobs including
beautician, and worked at Bates Manufacturing. She retired from M&M Mars
National Office after many years in manufacturing and accounting.
Joann was known to be a joker and always loved to make others laugh. Her wit
and sass was what others loved so much about her and she never missed a party
or celebration. She loved bird watching, gardening, fishing, shopping, and making
new friends.

Joann was an animal lover and was deeply involved in rescuing and adopting
horses and being known as the “Horse Lady”. She helped many people find their
love for horses and supported the many activities that involved taking care of
them.

She will always be greatly missed and loved. A mass at St. Luke’s Catholic Church
in Long Valley, NJ and a memorial ceremony celebrating her life will be planned in
the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards Joann’s grandchildren’s
education. Make donations out to Pearman Family, c/o Cochran Funeral Home, 905
High St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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Else E. Platt

 Else E. Platt, age 93, of Hackettstown formerly of Stanhope, NJ and Bradenton, FL died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Heath Village, Hackettstown.  Else was born February 26, 1927 in Esslingen, Germany to the late Paul and Emma Gloel.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Schwier, her first husband, Frederich Schlienz, and second husband, Donald Platt.

She was previously employed by US Tennis Association, Bradenton, FL as a Secretary before retiring many years ago.  Else loved spending time with her family and socializing with her friends. 

She is survived by her loving daughter, Barbara Prosser and husband Rodney, her son in law, Ken Schwier, three granddaughters, Emily Prosser; Kendra Prosser, Jackie McIntyre and husband Jim, and two great grandsons, Liam and Owen McIntrye.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 299 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 in memory of Else.

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Michael J Pryslak

 Michael Pryslak, 74, of, Oxford, NJ died Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Little Brook Nursing Home of Califon, NJ.  Michael was born in Newton, NJ. He is a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Kot) Pryslak  

 
Michael was the owner of Big Red LTL Transport, Great Meadows for 51 years.
 
Michael is survived by his wife of 54 years Constance (Radaskiewicz), 2 sons, David Pryslak (Amy) and Brian John Pryslak, 2 daughters, Cynthia Hosterman (Thomas) and Sandra Gentile (Christopher), a brother Thomas Pryslak, 2 sisters, Maryann Willard and Patricia Ward, 
And his grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Hosterman, Anthony and Mark Gentile and Taylor, Christopher and Joshua Pryslak 
 
Cremation was private with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home,905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
 
In lieu of flowers donations to the Oxford Emergency Squad, 76 Academy Street, Oxford, NJ 07863 or the Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871 would be appreciated. 
 

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Randy Alan Pritchard

Loving husband, father, and master mechanic

Randy Alan Pritchard, age 65, of Knowlton, NJ died peacefully Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Randy was born September 16, 1954 in Orange, NJ. He is the son of the late Alan and Anna L. (Deitrick) Pritchard. In addition to his parents, Randy was predeceased by his first wife Cynthia Pritchard.  He married Kathleen Farr. 
 

He was born in Orange, NJ and as a boy lives in East Hanover. Randy Moved to Knowlton in 1974 and remained a resident there until his death. Mr. Pritchard was a graduate of Whippany Park High School and repaired fork lifts and conveyors as a vocation.
 

Randy hunted, played baseball in the township and for several years bowled in the Bel-Pike league. Throughout his life Randy was an avid Outlaws racing fan and made annual trips to Williams Grove Raceway in PA to cheer for the drivers. Also, he enjoyed camping, listening to classic country music and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
 

Randy is survived by wife; Kathy Pritchard, son; Jeffrey Pritchard, and other loving family members and friends. A memorial celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.
 

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

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

 

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Col. (Ret) Ronald Emerson Philipp

 Col. (Ret) Ronald Emerson Philipp, age 87, of Belvidere, NJ died Monday, January 27, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Stroudsburg, PA. He was born September 1, 1932 in Easton, PA. The son of the late Karl and Ida (Hildebrand) Philipp.  He is predeceased by his wife Barbara Smith Philipp in 2015. 

Colonel Philipp served in the Army from 1954 to 1984 He served in post war Korea  and spent two years in Viet Nam as well as stateside posts He was last stationed at Picatinny Aresenal, NJ as a mechanical engineer.

He is a graduate of Blair Academy and received his Bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, a Masters from Lehigh University and a PhD from Columbia University.

He was a friend of and a volunteer at Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy Twp., and worked with the P.V.P.O.A and the Panther Valley Golf Club.  After retiring from the Army he worked for the U.S. Golf Association as director of the test center. He also taught at Lafayette College and West Point  while working on his degrees, Ron was also a model railroad enthusiast and an avid golfer.

He is survived by; two daughters; Barbara Cosimano and her husband Harry, Deborah Porter and her husband Andrew , five grandchildren; Nicholas Cosimano, (Lauren), Julia Rath (Austin), Abigail Smith (Dylan), Rebecca Richards (Jacob) and Hope Porter,  six great grandchildren and one more on the way; Eliza, Bianca, Saoirse, Theodore, Mason and Ella-Mae.

The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, 1490 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ with Pastor Ninabeth Metcalf officiating.  Burial will be in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility N.J. following the funeral service.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 2, 2020   2pm to 6 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Karl H., Barbara and Ronald Philipp Fund for Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College, Easton, PA or the Ronald and Barbara Philipp Scholarship Fund at Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ..

 

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Norman G. Perrine

Norman G. Perrine 72, of Allamuchy Twp. New Jersey passed away at Hackettstown Medical Center on December 9th 2019.  Norman battled cancer for over 30 years but past due to a stroke 2 weeks earlier.
 Born on November 21, 1946 in Johnsonburg New Jersey he was the son of the late Ernie and Hazel Perrine.
 Norman was born a farmer and worked with cows and land his whole life. He always had a soft spot in his heart for animals and many times would bring home a kitten that was cold or sick and nurse back to health.
 Norman was employed by Plainview Growers and lived a 1/2 a mile from where he worked as a mechanic and outside caretaker of the horses and Longhorn Cattle which was his favorite part of the job.
 Norman is survived by his dedicated wife of 46 years Betty Conover Perrine and son Norman Jr. also of Allamuchy, brother Dorman (Donna), sisters Carol (Rick) Vernon, Dawn (Richard) Kearn,  and many nieces and nephews.
 Services will be private. Contributions can be made to the family care of Cochran Funeral Home.

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Howard Pennell

Howard R. Pennell, of Hackettstown, NJ Passed Away at Lyon’s Veteran’s Hospital in Basking Ridge NJ on Sunday December 1st following a long illness.  Born October 9th, 1947, Howard Grew up in the Landing section of Roxbury Twp and was a graduate of Roxbury High School.  Following High School, Howard proudly served his country as a US Marine from 1967-1971.  In 1968 Howard was severely injured in the line of duty.  After many surgeries and years of rehabilitation Howard was honorably discharged in 1971.   Upon discharge Howard enrolled at Fairleigh Dickenson University where he earned Bachelors of Science in Psychology.  He later went on to work for the Veteran’s Administration where he helped many other disabled veterans.  Howard was a man of faith and religion always looking to help others in need.  Even in death Howard donated to the NJ Sharing Network, an organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need.

Howard is survived by his daughters, Barbara Kalmus & husband, Mitch of Long Valley, NJ,  Jennifer Gatzke & husband Steven of Hackettstown, NJ, Grandchildren Alexis Kalmus of Durham, NC, Jonathan & Madison Kalmus of Long Valley, NJ & Theresa Trebour & husband Jack of Saylorsburg, PA, and 2 great grandchildren, Jack and Giavanna.  Howard is also survived by his brother William of Cibola, Arizona, Kenneth of Pembroke, New Hampshire, Sisters, Anna Dreilling of Crossville, Tennesee,  Elaine Werner of Mt. Bethel, PA and Joanne Herrmann of Bunnell, Florida.

Friends & Family are invited to join us for Visit on Friday December 6th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm with the Service stating at 7:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  The burial will be at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ on Thursday December 12. 

In Lieu of Flowers the family asks that donations be made to one of the following in the memory of Howard R. Pennell.

Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/ or mail to:  PO Box 75816, Topeka, Kansas, 66675

Gary Sinisie Foundation https://garysinisefoundation.careasy.org/  or mail to:
Gary Sinise Foundation PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365
 

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Richard Pinto

Richard Pinto, 76, of Bronx, NY, passed away peacefully in the care of his loving daughter, Brenda Kay Standifer Perry, on July 29, 2019 in Carlisle, PA. Born December 12, 1942 in the Bronx, NY, “Richie” was the son of the late Salvatore and Jessie Pinto of Hackettstown, NJ.

Retired in 2003, Richie worked as a police officer in Bronx, NY for over 30 years obtaining the rank of Sergeant. Richie proudly served his country from 1964 - 1966 in The United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the following medals: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Sharp Shooter.

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Kay Perry of Carlisle, PA; his daughter’s mother and lifelong friend, Judy Standifer of Dingman’s Ferry, PA; his lifelong companion, Kathleen (Kathy) Arroyo of Westchester, NY and her sons, Albert Arroyo (Yvonne) of Cape Coral, FL, Michael Arroyo (Ethel) of Chestnut Ridge, NY, and his four younger sisters, Dolores (Dee) Wernau of Hackettstown, NJ, Phyllis Zimmass (Heinz) of Waretown, NJ, Linda Hendershot (Raymond) of Parsippany, NJ and Angela Reed (William) of Hackettstown, NJ, as well as his 6 grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.    He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, John Wernau.

The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care given to Richie while staying at UPMC Carlisle Hospital, Carlisle, PA.

Richie devoted his life to loving his very large extended family and lifelong friends. His kindness, wit and infectious smile will be missed by all.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 2:00 pm in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the National Diabetes Association.

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George Richard Pryce

George Richard Pryce, age 89, of Daytona Beach, FL died Friday, June 7, 2019 at Indigo Manor of Daytona Beach, FL.  George was born May 4, 1930 in Askam, PA. He is the son of the late George and the late Loretta (Tudgay) Pryce. 

He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1955 to 1956.  After the Army, he graduated from Shelton College (Ringwood, NJ) and Faith Theological Seminary (Elkins Park, PA).  He was ordained to the ministry at First Baptist Church of Hackensack, NJ.  George pastored two churches in NJ.  After moving to Daytona Beach, he held Sunday morning services at a mobile home park for several years and was a member of Westside Baptist Church.  

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Constance (Hardy) Pryce, one daughter, Betsy Murray and her husband Dan, one son Evan Pryce, and 4 grandchildren, Brent, Alexa, Taegan, and Kaiya Murray.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.    

The funeral will be held 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with  Rev. Ryan Stockton officiating.  Burial will be at Pequest Union Cemetery. 

Calling hours will be Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 1085 Mason Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 or The Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, GA 30047.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/ 

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Susan V. Penney

Susan V. Penney, age 71, of Long Valley, NJ formerly of Briarcliff Manor, NY passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ. Susan was born September 14, 1947 to the late Anthony F. and Eleanore H. (Courreges) Vicario.  

 Susan’s greatest passion was being a wife and mother. She was an active member of her community, serving on the Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission and Land Trust. She was a proud Italian-American, participating in multiple associations including Ieri Oggi Domani, the Alberto Institute at Seton Hall, and Dorothea’s House in Princeton, NJ. She also celebrated her Scandinavian heritage as a longtime member of VASA Park in Hackettstown, NJ.

 Susan was an avid collector, lover of theater and music. She was the life of the party and everyone’s fashion icon. She was a great friend to many. She will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to be a part of her life. Her love of animals and wildlife remained constant throughout her life.

 She is survived by her devoted husband, Norman Penney, her cherished son, William D. Kastning, her loving daughter, Catherine Kastning and fiancé Cristian Muñiz, her sister, Judith V. Beck, and three nieces, Eleanore Formichelli, Claire Beck and  Meli Novak.

 Visitation will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. The funeral will be held 10 am on Wednesday, May 8 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 182 Main Street, Gladstone, NJ. Interment will follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, North Tarrytown, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to pancreatic cancer research in Susan's name to Lustgarten Foundation    (lustgarten.org). Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Barbara A. Poyer

 Barbara A. Poyer, 80 of Budd Lake, NJ died Friday March 15th at her home. Barbara was born in Hackettstown and lived in the area all of her life. She is a daughter of the late Harry and Sara (Dereemer) Schmeal. She is also predeceased by her husband Alfred Poyer,Sr.

Barbara was a school van aide for autistic children working for Cassidy Transport in Long Valley for 17 years before retiring in 2018. She enjoyed baking, puzzles and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune while cuddling with her grand dogs and grand cats on her lap.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Tammy and her boyfriend Craig, step-son, Alfred Poyer,Jr.,step daughter Gloria Keller and her husband Bill, a brother Robert Schmeal, sisters, Shirley Powell, Virginia Nagle and Diane Mazzella. Also surviving are 4 step-grandchildren, 10 step great grandchildren and her beloved 5 grand dogs and 7 grand cats.

Friends may call on Wednesday March 20th from 4pm until 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ

The funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday March 21st  at 10:30am with Chaplain Mario Spadaro presiding. Interment will follow in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

In lieu of flowers donations to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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Ralph Gordon Pitt

 Ralph Gordon Pitt, age 84, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ died Friday, February 15, 2019 at South Ocean Medical Center, Stafford, NJ.  Gordon is no longer in pain and has a new audience in heaven to share his delightful stories with.  Gordon was born August 6, 1934 in Vienna, NJ. to the late Floyd and Celia (Pyle) Pitt.  In addition to his parents, Gordon is preceded in death by his brother, Alan Pitt and his loving first wife, Louise (Esposito) Pitt. 

Gordon proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1960.  He was a employed by JC Penney, Rockaway, NJ as their Operations Manager retiring after 30 years of service, prior to that he was a Police Officer for the Independence Township Police Department.  Gordon was a people person, he loved sharing stories, cracking jokes and having good conversations with others.   He enjoyed Christmas time, traveling, being outdoors and eating, most especially at a delicious Chinese buffet.

He is survived by his devoted of 47 years wife, Jane (Rompala) Pitt, his cherished son, Jason Pitt, a sister in law, Shirley Pitt and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Rev. Sharon Hoff officiating.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Thursday from 9 am - 11 am prior to the  service time at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice in memory of Gordon.

 

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John Thomas "Tom" Perrine

J. Thomas Perrine, 87, of Independence Township passed away peacefully on February 13, 2019 at home with his loving family surrounding him. Tom was born in his family home on Mountain Ave in Hackettstown on September 20, 1931 to the late Clarence (Pete) Perrine and Margaret Nunn Perrine.

He graduated from Hackettstown High School in 1948, where he played varsity football. He was employed by Williams and Hibler Lumber yard until 1952 when he went into the U.S. Army. Tom served during the Korean War with the 45th Infantry Division as a medic. He was wounded on June 19, 1953 and received the Purple Heart Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. Tom returned from the war and started working at the U.S.  Post Office in Hackettstown in November 1954 as a postal carrier until 1971, and then as a postal clerk until November 1999. Upon retirement he then worked at Greenway Flowers from 2000 to July 2008. 

Tom was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and was an active member of the Cataract Hose Co. #1 in Hackettstown, joining in March 1955. He was the longest serving member in the Hackettstown Fire Department. Tom was also a member of the Hackettstown Exempt Firemen’s Association, where he served as secretary for a number of years, and a member of the Hackettstown Firemen’s Relief Association, where he served as president for a number of years. He was also a member of American Legion Blue Ridge Post #164 in Hackettstown. In addition, he was also an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 158 in Hackettstown with the late Carl Groover.

A lifelong resident of the Hackettstown area, he was inducted into the Hackettstown Area Senior Hall of Fame, Class of 2001 for his many years of volunteerism. He received a Scout mentor pin at his grandson Jordan’s Eagle Scout ceremony for being Jordan’s mentor and father figure throughout his life. In 2004, Tom, along with many other Warren County Veterans, received the first Warren County Veterans Recognition medal awarded from the Board of Chosen Freeholders for his service to his country. Tom was also honored to be the Grand Marshal of the Hackettstown Memorial Day Parade in 2015 in addition to being the Co-Grand Marshal of the Hackettstown Fire Department Anniversary Parade in 1997.

Family was the most important thing to Tom. He loved to cookout on the grill, making great hamburgers, only plain without all the extra stuff. He used to love to swim with the grandkids in the pool and play Trouble. Memorial Day was always a big family holiday, with Tom driving along with his wingman Jordan and passengers Juli and Mary in the 1931 Seagrave firetruck as a tradition started by his dad Clarence Perrine. He enjoyed being a delegate to the NJ State Firemen’s Convention in Wildwood for many years, and also loved the annual family trip to HersheyPark and trips to see his Army buddy Wimpy up in Vermont. Tom loved to play Santa’s helper for family and friends and at Greenway Flowers.  He was his grandson Jordan’s personal cheerleader, attending countless football and baseball games, wrestling matches and cross country meets at HHS. That tradition continued as he became the best Carolina co-pilot, making many trips with Dina to UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina to watch Jordan pitch with the Tar Heels. His favorite place was home, which he called the Wig Wam, with his faithful rescue cat Scooter.

Tom is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bette Wildrick Perrine, who he married on February 16, 1957 in the Vienna United Methodist Church. He is also survived by his daughters, Tina Holder of Hackettstown, Dina Perrine of Hackettstown, his sons John Perrine Jr. of Hackettstown and Donald Perrine (Terry) of Benton, PA, his grandson, Jordan Perrine, of Scranton, PA and his granddaughters Mary Garey-Perrine of Wilkes-Barre, PA and Juli Garey-Perrine of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, he is survived by his sister Marie Puco of Netcong and was predeceased by his sisters Charlotte Mueller of Belvidere, Dottie Villano of Hackettstown, and Mildred Wiles Louch of California.

The family would like to thank his extra special hospice team, especially Tracy and Jane, for their loving care. Donations in memory of Tom can be made to the Cataract Hose Co. #1 of the Hackettstown Fire Department, 110 West Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 11 am at the funeral home and burial to follow at Pequest Union Cemetery.

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Mary Jean Parmelee

On January 22nd, 2019, Mary Jean Stootman Parmelee of Hackettstown, New Jersey, entered the kingdom of heaven at the age of 60. Friends are invited to join the family for funeral services on Friday, February 1st at 7pm, with calling hours beginning at 4pm, at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. A funeral mass and internment at Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider continuing Mary Jean’s fight against cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society, or helping to inspire young girls through the Girl Scouts, as Mary Jean did for so many years, by donating to Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.

Mary Jean Stootman was born to Gerard Stootman and Betty Gibbs Stootman on March 13th, 1958 in Denville, New Jersey. She spent her early years between West Milford, New Jersey and Sempronius, New York until settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey near family. Here she spent many cherished years helping to run Betty and Jerry’s, the family store, on West End Avenue. Already a very creative individual by her graduation in 1976, Mary Jean wrote the words to her class song at Battin High School. She then went on to study art at SUNY Cortland.

In 2003, Mary began a heroic fight against Breast Cancer that would come to define a large portion of her life. She won at first, but shortly after reaching her tenth anniversary of being cancer-free, it was found that her cancer had returned and spread to her bones. Once again she fought bravely, this time choosing to participate in a clinical trial that has since allowed a powerful cancer fighting drug to help so many others. Her illness prevented her from enjoying physical activities she once loved such as gardening and long walks, but the Facebook conversations and challenging Words with Friends games that so many participated with her in, lifted her spirits greatly whether she was sitting through one of many treatments or cuddled  with her beloved Morkie, Hannah.

Despite her illness, Mary Jean always devoted herself to helping others in both her professional and personal life. She touched the hearts of many as a teacher of 7th and 8th grade students at Saint Patricks in Elizabeth, inspiring some to become teachers themselves. A devout Catholic, she spent many years teaching within the Religious Education programs of her church, first in Elizabeth, and later in Hackettstown where she guided hundreds of children through their First Holy Communion. As an aide in various Warren County Schools, she had a talent for bringing the stories her students read to life through her art. She brought out the best in each of her students, and had a way of making each feel special. Even as her illness progressed, Mary Jean was determined to continue spreading her love of learning as a tutor at Kumon.

With humble beginnings in the Brownies and as a camper, the Girl Scouts became an important part of her life. She even met her lifelong friend, Joyce Chess, while serving as co-leaders of Troop 22 in Elizabeth. She worked many summers as a camp counselor, eventually becoming the Arts and Crafts Director at Camp Lou Henry Hoover in Middleville, New Jersey. Since 1984, she fondly called Camp Hoover her “Happy Place,” and it was here that Mary used her love and passion for art to inspire and encourage thousands of young girls. Not only did she help these young girls learn how to make their first tie-dyes, but she nurtured their unique passions, even going so far as helping some to assemble portfolios for art and fashion programs. Through the silk screen table she helped to build, the stunning shirt designs she created, and the beautiful banners she poured her heart into each summer, her love of Camp Hoover will live on for years to come.

Mary Jean is survived by; her daughters, Mariah (Starland) Cooke of Okinawa, Japan, and Marielle Parmelee of Lubbock, TX;  her older sister, Gloria (Mason) Wristen of Auburn, NY; her nieces and nephew, Meagan, Jerrod, and Mikka Wristen and their children; several aunts and uncles;  and many cousins spanning the globe. In addition to her grandparents, Mary Jean was preceded in death by; her parents, Jerry and Betty; and her eldest sister, Gertrude who passed as an infant.

Calling hours will be Friday, February, 1, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with the funeral service beginning at 7:00pm.  A mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11 am with Father David Pekola officiating.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: 

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Attention: Fund Development
1171 Route 28
North Branch, NJ 08876

American Cancer Society
https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html

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Janet Partika

Janet Partika, age 59, Hackettstown died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at home. Janet was born May 11, 1959 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Henry and Mary M. (Budris) Partika.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved companion Roger Sassin. 

Janet graduated from Widener University Class of 1980, then went to work for Alcatel-Lucent as a Mechanical Engineer.  She formerly resided in Schnecksville, PA where she was an active member of the Schnecksville Rescue Squad.  Together, her and Roger were members of the Squad bowling team and actively supported the squad and the Schnecksville community, it was at that time in her life that Janet was at her happiest.  In addition, she was a loving and dedicated aunt to her nieces and nephews and her lively spirit will be greatly missed.     

She is survived by three brothers, Lawrence Partika and wife Maryann, Brien Partika and wife Linda, Mark Partika and wife Debra, six nieces and nephews, Michaelene, Christopher, Amanda, Nathaniel, Elizabeth and James.

Cremation is private.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown.  Online condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

 

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Richard A. Paseler

Richard A Paseler, age 82, NJ died Monday, December 24, 2018 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Richard was born March 19, 1936 in Harrisburg, PA. He is the son of the late George and the late Mabel (Harter) Paseler. 


A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, December 29,2018 at Restland Memorial Park, 77 DeForest Ave, East Hanover, NJ.  Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 am.

Calling hours will be Friday, December 28, 2018 from 5:00pm -7:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.07840. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.
 

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Christopher M. Parello

 Christopher M. Parello, age 45, of Mt. Bethel, PA died Monday, November 26, 2018 at home.  Christopher was born July 11, 1973 in Plainfield, NJ. He is the son of Anthony and Beverly (Berg) Parello.  He is preceded in death by his brother, John Parello.

He was employed by Quality Auto Glass, South Plainfield, NJ as the North Plainfield Shop Manager for many years.  Chris was an avid hunter and fisherman but his passion was going to the East Bangor Sportsman Club for shooting and target practice.  He loved working on cars, especially his truck and spending time with family. 

He is survived by his parents, Anthony and Beverly (Berg) Parello, his brother Andrew Parello and wife Jessica, 2 sisters, Michele Brenner and husband Keith, Sr., Dawn Tomaselli and husband Jay, 8 nieces and nephews, Ashley, Kristen and Carter Parello, Keith Brenner, Jr. and wife Katie, Sean and Alicia Brenner, Megan and Heather Tomaselli, a great niece, Harley Brenner and a great nephew, Keith Brenner, III.  

The funeral will be held 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor David Holmes officiating.  Cremation will be private.

Visitation hours will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to: East Bangor Sportsman Association, 824 Washington Blvd, Bangor, PA 18013 in memory of Chris.

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Alfred Michael Powers

Alfred Michael "Bud" Powers, 86, died on Friday November 16, 2018.  He was the loving husband of the late Frances Powers, with whom he had celebrated 51 years of marriage prior to her death in 2009. 

Bud was a graduate of Newton High School and a life-long resident of Tranquility. He had a lifetime love of farming, a wonderful sense of humor and the prettiest blue eyes.  He was a past School Board President for Green Township, a talented carpenter and held various jobs with the Townships of Green and Allamuchy.  Over the years, his "famous" barbequed chicken with the secret sauce was enjoyed by family and friends and helped the fund raising efforts of many organizations.  His favorite times were spent with his family and friends who are thankful for the many blessings, wisdom and joys that he shared with us.  He was a loyal friend and a steadfast family man.  His spirit will remain with us forever.

Bud was predeceased by his parents, Leona and Robert Powers; a brother, Kenneth Powers; two sisters, Jacqueline Goarcke and Alice Jane Powers.

He will be deeply missed by his loving children daughter Deborah and her husband, Ed, of Saylorsburg, PA; son Doug and his wife, Betty, of Great Meadows; sisters Norma Richline, Evelyn Hausold and Patricia Hart;  granddaughter Katrina Powers of Charlotte, NC; grandson Alan Powers and his wife Ashley of Hopatcong; great grand-daughter Allana (born on her great-grandpa’s birthday) and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4PM to 8PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown N.J. 07840.  The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11AM at Cochran Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows NJ. 

Memorials in Alfred’s name may be sent to the Tranquility Methodist Church, PO Box 15 Tranquility, NJ 07879, or the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.
Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/
 

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Robert G. Perkoski

Robert Perkoski, age 68, of Budd Lake NJ, passed away on Sunday October 21, 2018 at Morristown Memorial in Morristown, NJ.
Robert was born February 22, 1950 in Newton, NJ to the late Vincent Perkoski and to the late Helen (Stecko) Perkoski.
Robert was known as “Bob” by all of his family and friends. Bob owned and managed the family’s dairy farm, Ridge View Farm, located in Budd Lake NJ. He will be best remembered for being an extremely hard worker, who had a passion for farming, agriculture, and his dairy cows.
His is survived by his Dear “Rosie” Rosanne Oblen, his son Vincent Perkoski, his daughter Denise Perkoski-Kuhl and Rosanne’s children Shawn Oblen, Melissa Maialetti, Brian Oblen and Edward Oblen. Bob is also survived by his brother Thomas Perkoski, his niece Danielle Perkoski, his nephew Thomas Perkoski and his grandchildren Tyler, Gracie, Blake and Dean.
Visitation will held at Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840 from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday October 25, 2018. A funeral service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home at 10:30am on Friday October 26, 2018. Repast will be held at Man Skirt Brewing 144 Main Street Hackettstown, NJ.
Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Phyllis Sheridan Potts

 Phyllis Sheridan Potts, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 13, 2018 after a period of declining health. 
A former resident of Madison, New Jersey, she was born at home on Blossom Hill Farm, in Lebanon, New Jersey, on November 25, 1926, the daughter of Martin and Frieda (Schmidt) Sheridan. 
Mrs. Potts attended the Daycroft School, Stamford, CT, graduated from the Kent Place School, Summit, New Jersey and attended Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. 
She is survived by her son, Vincent S. Potts and wife, Carol, of Long Valley, NJ, her daughter, Debora P. Torbert and husband, Stuart, of Amherst, NH, a grandson Vincent S. Potts II, of NY, her sisters, Joy Woods, FL, and Adrienne Denno, CA, and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Potts is predeceased by her sisters, Patricia Copeland and Janus Sheridan, and her former husband, Vincent Wells Potts.   
A generous and compassionate woman, she will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to the charity of your choice.  Services and burial will be private.  

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Margaret "Peggy" Pensack

 Margaret “Peggy” Pensack died on Friday evening, September 14,2018 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania following a long illness. She was 89 years young.

Born in Belfast, Ireland in 1929, she emigrated to the United States with her family in 1930. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Budd Lake, NJ in 1946 before graduating from Netcong High School in 1948. She is predeceased by her parents, Robert J. and Margaret (McComb) Nelson, her brothers, David and George Nelson and her son-in-law, Julius Olweck.

Peggy married the late Elmer W. Pensack in 1954. She worked in the office of McGregor Manufacturing in Dover, NJ during the 1950s, and the Pocketbook Factory in Netcong, NJ during the 1960s. She was also involved in the operations of her brother, George’s, roller skating rink, Kenvil Arena in Kenvil, NJ during the 1970s. By the 1980s she became employed by Greystone State Hospital and managed their Duplicating Office until her retirement in 1999.

In the 1950s Peggy was among the founding members of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hackettstown, NJ. She went on to live in Hackettstown for more than 30 years. In 2017 she moved to Frey Village, a Lutheran retirement facility in Middletown, PA.

Throughout her life Peggy was actively involved in a variety of clubs, community groups and volunteer organizations, which included: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Morris County Girl Scouts, NJ Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Disabilities, the Warren Wheelers Square Dancers, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), Greystone State Hospital Retirees, Warren County Senior Citizens, Hackettstown Medical Center Auxiliary, and the Women’s Club of Hackettstown.

Peggy is survived by her loving family: three daughters Mildred E. Pensack and her husband Michael L. Lutz, Roberta A. (Pensack) Prievo and her husband James V. Prievo, Debora J. (Pensack) Olweck,  one son, Elmer R. Pensack and his wife Gloria Pensack, three grandsons, Christopher J. Prievo, Brendan P. Lutz and his wife Dana, Connor P. Lutz and a variety of nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street in Hackettstown, on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 1-3 pm and 5-9 pm. 

A funeral service will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 409 E. Baldwin Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 409 East Baldwin Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Peggy.

 

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Marilyn J. Paul

Marilyn J. Paul, age 95, of Hackettstown died Monday, August 13, 2018 at House Of The Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, N.J.. Marilyn was born October 9, 1922 in Newton, NJ. She was the daughter of the late John and the late Reba (Gynung) Chamberlain. She was also pre deceased in death by her husband William H. Paul Sr. She is survived by four sons, Delmar A. Paul, John H. Paul, Sr., Charles E Paul Sr., William H. Paul Jr., and two daughters, Reba L. Paul, and Janice E. Strowbridge. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home Inc, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. All services are private at the request of the family. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Ellen P. Parisi

It is with great sadness that the family of Ellen May Parisi announces her passing at the age of
55 on Sunday, July 29th surrounded by her loving family. She courageously battled breast
cancer for 8-1/2 years.
Ellen will be lovingly remembered by her husband Tom of 20 years, three children Heather
Trudgeon, Kaitlin Trudgeon, Trevor Parisi, granddaughter Lilly Ellen Curran, parents Gilbert and
Patricia May, three siblings Karen Daley, Glenn May, and Kelly Orr, brothers and sister in-law
Pat, Chris, and Donna Parisi. Nieces and nephews James Daley, Thomas Daley, Riley Orr,
Bryant Orr, Gabrielle Orr, Brendan Parisi. Ellen is predeceased by father and mother in-law Pat
and Marion Parisi and nephew Patrick Parisi.
Ellen was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was active in the food
pantry ministry. She volunteered with the Independence Field of Dreams as well as the
Independence Parks and Recreation.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, August 2nd at Cochran
Funeral Home at 905 High Street in Hackettstown, NJ 07840 from 3-6:30pm with the service to
begin at 6:30pm. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider making a contribution in her
memory to Regional Cancer Care Associates, 89 Sparta Ave, Suite 130, Sparta, NJ 07871.

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Arlene L. Ptaschinski

 Arlene L. Ptaschinski age 83 died Saturday, July, 14, 2018 at Forest Manor Nursing Home.  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Langendorf) Ptaschinski.  

She is survived by one son Joseph and his wife Mildred Bentler, three daughters, Ann and her husband Joseph Centanni, Christine and her husband Larry Schmidt, Joann Alfano and her husband Kevin.  She is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services are private at the request of the family.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home Inc, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
 
Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com  

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James J. Proske

 James J. "Jim" Proske, 81 of Allamuchy Township died Wednesday April 18th at home with his loving family by his side.
 Born in Queens, NY Jim was a son of the late John and Catherine Reddin Proske. 

Jim was a member of the Allamuchy Senior Citizens, Friends of Rutherford Hall and Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He was a handyman who loved to help out and do projects. He especially enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren. When he retired Jim was a vice president  at Garvin Guy Butler.

He is survived by his wife Helen L.A. Proske, two sons James and his wife Patty and Allan and his wife Becky, a daughter Linda Broder and her husband Michael. A daughter Elizabeth died in her childhood in 1981.

Also surviving are a brother Allan, a sister Louise and eleven grandchildren, He is predeceased by his brothers Paul and John.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday April 20th from 4 til 8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday April 21st at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Andover, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be sent to St, Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis ,TN 38103-1942 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Bldg. B - Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871.

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

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Beverly Bowman Peters

 Beverly Bowman Peters, 80, of Wall Township (Sea Girt), passed away 

on Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was born September 2, 1937, to 
Dorothy and Robert Bowman and raised in Budd Lake. Beverly 
graduated from Netcong High School in 1955, and then moved to 
Bloomfield, where she worked in the National Newark and Essex Bank. 
During the 24 years she lived in Bloomfield, Beverly participated in the 
Republican Club. She moved to Neptune, Parkin, Edison, Belmar and 
South Belmar (Lake Como). Beverly retired in 2004 as a secretary for 
AT&T in Piscataway and Middletown. Beverly joined the Republicans in 
Belmar in 1995. Beverly was an avid bowler who bowled on a league at 
Sea Girt Lanes. Beverly was a food chairperson for the March Of Dimes 
in Monmouth County. Beverly was also a member of the Budd Lake Fire 
Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, George Peters, 
and her parents, Dorothy & Robert Bowman. She is survived by her 
loving partner of 8 years, Richard Kresge. A sister, Dorothy Spohr Baker, 
brothers, Richard, Allen and Kenneth Bowman. Beverly has four 
children, Dr. George R. and Kim Peters, Scott A. and Debbie Peters, Lori 
and Lenny Benzilio and Shari Wiedecker. Six Granddaughters and three 
Grandsons, Tyler and wife Jamie, Morgan, Samantha, Alyssa, Taylor, 
Trixie, Gabi, Reilly and Dakota; two Great Grandchildren, Reagan and 
Carter

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Justin L. Pentlicki

 Justin L. Pentlicki, age 21, of Great Meadows, NJ died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his residence.  Justin was born April 6, 1996 in Morristown, NJ. 

 

He is survived by one daughter, Isabella Pentlicki, his Mother Tammi (Piotrowski) Pentlicki, five brothers, Mark Pentlicki, Peter Abrahams, Matthew Pentlicki, Stephen Abrahams and Darren Pentlicki.  Two sisters, Fawn Abrahams, and Nicole Pentlicki.

 

 

The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.  Burial will be at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, N.J.

 

Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Joanne Lewis Patchin

Joanne Lewis Patchin, formerly of Madison, New Jersey, went home to the Lord on May 21, 2017, at the age of 87. She is survived by her five children, Wendy Patchin, Kathe Patchin, Patty (Greg) Cassalia, David (Kara) Patchin and Thomas (Paige) Patchin and twelve grandchildren: Connor and Maureen Buttner, Samantha Patchin, Courtney (Joshua) McIvor, 2LT Jordan and Sydney Cassalia, Katherine (Benjamin) Davis, Alec and Micah Patchin, Shannon, McKenna and Taryn Patchin. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, New Jersey on Saturday, November 25th at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Joanne was born on February 1, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas. She lived in Minnesota when she was young and graduated from Hamline College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Joanne worked as a nurse throughout her life, including many years at Morristown Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Room, ICU and Nursing Education departments. She was a devoted wife and mother and lived her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior. Known for her adventurous spirit and kindness to others, Joanne was an accomplished baker, seamstress and quilter. She sang in the church choir, read avidly, canoed, swam, wrote poetry, and hiked with the Frost Valley Hiking Club. Joanne loved traveling, music, dogs, gardening, playing card games, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her infectious smile, caring nature and servant heart made her many friends. Motivated by her faith and generous with her time, Joanne served others in many ways through the Aldrich Presbyterian church in Minneapolis, MN and Long Hill Chapel, Chatham, NJ. Joanne was preceded in death by David, her loving husband of 62 years, her brother Edwin Lewis, and her sister Jacqueline Smith. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Foundation for Peace at www.foundationforpeace.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For those wishes to leave online condolences, please visit, www.cochranfuneral.com

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Clara M. Parr

Clara M. Parr, formerly of Oak Ridge, NJ, Middleboro, MA, and Walnutport, PA, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Milford Manor Nursing Home in West Milford, NJ. She had recently turned 93. Clara was predeceased by her husband, Everitt R. Parr, son, Dennis A. Parr, son-in-law Frederick A. Giamerese, and her siblings, Mildred C. Zimmerman, Robert H. McOwan, Jr., and William A. Warne. She is survived by her daughters Nancy J. Giamerese of Monroe Twp., NJ, Connie M. Hueber and her husband Steven of Oak Ridge, NJ, and her sons, Kenneth R. Parr and his wife Carol of Succasunna, NJ, and Bruce E. Parr of Kenvil, NJ, and daughter-in-law Collette S. Parr of Las Vegas, NV. Clara was also the grandmother of Lisa M. Egan of Reston, VA, Robert A. Giamerese of Harrisburg, PA, Tracey A. Parr of Succasunna, NJ, Jennifer L. Parr and her partner Ralph Rodriguez, Sr., of Newton, NJ, Jason J. Provino and his wife Megan of Columbus, OH, Ashley L. Hueber of Oak Ridge, NJ, and Nicole L. Schulman and her husband Adam of Kirkland, WA. She also leaves behind 9 great-grandchildren - Kyle and Will Giamerese, John Walter Egan, Ella and Henry Schulman, Max and Jack Provino, and Ralph, Jr. and Thomas Rodriguez of Newton, NJ.
Clara was born to Clara Willetta Brill and Robert Henderson McOwan, Sr. in Cedar Grove, NJ, in 1924 and lived her early life in that area. She enjoyed horseback riding as a young woman and could ride English saddle style.  She met her future husband Everitt (Pete) Parr through her brother Robert, who was Everitt’s coworker. After marrying and living in Washington, DC, during Everitt’s service in the US Army, they settled in Pompton Lakes for a number of years before moving to the Milton/Oak Ridge area in the 1950’s. The couple partnered with Everitt’s cousin Clarence and his wife Mary to purchase and renovate a two-family circa 1820’s house in Milton. They became local celebrities when they hired house movers to relocate the large 175-ton home 75 feet from its original position on the property in the 1970’s.
Clara was a homemaker and also served a unique role in her town’s history, receiving emergency alerts from the police in her home via telephone and activating the fire siren for the firehouse across the street. She was also a member of the Milton First Aid Squad in the early 1960’s. Later she ran a ceramics studio in her home for a period time. 
Both Clara and Everitt enjoyed family vacations and travelled by car with camp trailer in tow to most of the United States, including a nationwide 6-week tour by trailer with 4 of the children and the family dog. The Parr’s were heavily involved with American Legion Post 423, and Clara served in several official capacities, such a President of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, and managed their kitchen for events held there. She was also responsible for the decoration of several beautiful parade floats for the Legion. 
The couple moved to Massachusetts for Everitt’s work and continued their commitment to the American Legion before retiring to their home in Lehighton, PA. Clara maintained a home in Walnutport, PA, after her husband’s passing before moving to Kenvil, NJ, in 2015. 
She will always be remembered for her creativity, fashioning her kids’ Halloween costumes out of whatever she had on hand, sewing clothing for her children and granddaughter Ashley, crocheting blankets, dolls, and other items, and her love of a good bowl of vanilla ice cream almost every evening, for her sacrifices to be sure her children had what they needed, and her mischievous sense of humor.
Calling hours will be at from 12:00 Noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street Hackettstown NJ 07840 with the funeral services beginning at 1:00pm. The burial will take place after the funeral service at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown NJ. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home and those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Grace Prizzi

Grace Prizzi, age 84, of Hackettstown formerly of Independence Twp. and East Hanover, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Warren Haven Nursing Home of Oxford, NJ.  Mrs. Prizzi was born August 26, 1933 in Sicily, Italy. She is the daughter of the late Rosario and  C. Benanti Travalenti. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Giuseppe Prizzi in 2001 and her son in law, Mark Painter. 

Grace was devoted to her catholic faith and was a former member of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, East Hanover, NJ.  She also was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, always hosting the family gatherings.  She loved to cook, making her famous homemade sauce from the family tomato garden and jarring it so her friends and family had some to take with them.  She will be deeply missed by her loving family.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Painter, her 2 sons, Joseph Prizzi and wife Theresa, Alessio Prizzi and his wife Laura, her brother, Domenico Travalenti and wife Dina and sister Cristina Visconti and their families who reside in Sicily, Italy, her 7 grandchildren, Danielle and husband Paul, Michelle, Mark and wife Rachel, Caitlyn and husband Sal?, Jonathan, Sarah, Joseph, 4 great grandchildren, Logan, Austin, Kau? and Inayah.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 4-8 pm.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 312 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:45 am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5017 or at www.michaeljfox.org in memory of Grace.

Online condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

 

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Van Paftinos

Vagios “Van” Paftinos, 84, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully with his wife and
children by his side on August 24, 2017. Van was a well-respected and generous man who will be sorely missed by his family and all that knew him.  Van was born on October 10, 1932 in Romanou, Lemnos, Greece to the late Panayiotis and Androniki Paftinos. Van came to the United States, or as he liked to refer to it, “the best country in the world”, owing his boat fare to his sister at age 18. He served in the US Army, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1955 to 1957 as a tank mechanic. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a dishwasher and whatever other work he could find until he met someone that was willing to teach him the construction trade. That started a fire in him that was never extinguished. He saved every penny he earned to buy a Stewart’s Root Beer in Bloomfield, NJ. He used the money earned from Stewart’s to fuel his love for construction and real estate. He was able to purchase and renovate a couple of multifamily homes before deciding to go back to Greece in 1968 for vacation. He married Ann Tsanakos in January 1969 and from there, they formed a dynamic partnership that lasted 48 years. Together, Van and Ann instilled and passed along a strong work ethic and values to their children. Van always said to his children that people who work hard always get rewarded. Van heard about Leo’s in this little town of Hackettstown far out in the country from a customer of Stewart’s. He came and scoped it out and thought it would be the perfect place to raise his family and pursue his love of construction so he sold everything he owned and came to Hackettstown. While Ann ran Leo’s, Van would buy property, unbeknownst to her, and plot his next project. He had great respect for his community and especially the elderly. His desire to help the elderly is the reason that most of his buildings are age-restricted for purposes of making a nice living environment for them. Van’s signature was a classic brick building because Van always wanted the best and brick was the strongest. Van passed his love of construction to his children, Peter and Christina, who strive to continue his legacy. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ann Paftinos, his son, Peter Paftinos and his wife Linda; his daughter, Jane Paftinos, and her husband, Demetrios; his daughter, Christina, and her husband, Anastasios; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, John Paftinos, and his many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 4-8 at Cochran’s Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Funeral service will take place at 11am on August 29, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church,1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869 in honor of Van Paftinos.

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Clinton L. Pagano, Sr.

 Colonel Clinton L. Pagano mustered for his final roll call Sunday July 30th 2017.  His public service spanned six decades.  Born in 1928 to Gladys and Girbert Pagano, he and his two brothers Bert and Lester would serve in the US Army and Marine Corp during both WWII and the Korean Conflict.  All three would eventually become Troopers in the New Jersey State Police.    


In 1951 Clinton began his storied career as a NJ State Trooper.  As a Detective in 1954 he investigated auto thefts throughout central NJ and subsequently was promoted to the Attorneys General's office as a special investigator.  Through demonstrated competence Captain Pagano was placed in charge of the NJ State Police's Narcotics Bureau in 1972.  After a series of assignments with increased responsibility Gov. Brendan Byrne chose him as the 9th Superintendent of the NJSP in 1975.  Governors Kean, and Florio continued his superintendency.

The Colonel would serve for over 14 years in that role.  Under his leadership the State Police became a world class investigative organization.  He was responsible for establishing or setting into motion significant public safety programs that still touch each New Jersey resident daily. His team recruited and trained the first female State Troopers.  He professionalized the Civil Defense and Disaster Control service into what we know today as the Emergency Management System.  Under his administration he worked with many major medical institutions and crafted a State Emergency Airlift Trauma service which has saved thousands of lives over the ensuing decades.   He was instrumental in designing and enforcing the rules that govern casino gaming in Atlantic City.  Under his leadership the NJ State Police expanded to over 90 functional areas.  As the President of the International Association of Chief's of Police Colonel Pagano ushered the NJ State Police onto the global arena.  Our Troopers became an international  leader in law enforcement and continue  to consult with other national, state, and local police agencies across the globe.

Colonel Pagano’s service as a Trooper ended in 1990 when he was assigned to head the Division of Motor Vehicles.  He set in motion new data systems, customer service improvements and increased employee morale. He eventually retired from public service in 1991.  He then turned his boundless energy and leadership acumen into a successful corporate career.  Over the ensuing three decades he would sit on the boards of numerous corporations, help Native American Tribes build casino businesses and advise numerous startup organizations.

Throughout his life he worked with Presidents, Princes, Captains of industry, Senators, Congressman and most importantly the men and women of the New Jersey State Police.  His dedication and service to the people of New Jersey and the Nation made him a friend to many and an enemy of few.  Words cannot describe his love for this state, his nation and his family.  He was a quiet person who lead with intelligence, fairness and passion.  

The Colonel is survived by his wife of 65 years Audrey; their 3 sons Clinton, Timothy, Daniel and their wives respectively Michele, Deanna and Beth Ann; their 7 grandchildren Clinton III (NJSP), Cynthia, Olivia, Daniel, Christopher, Timothy (Zane); his great grandson Clinton IV and great granddaughter Morgan.  Colonel Pagano is predeceased by his brothers Girbert and Lester and his grandson Dylan.

If you would like to pay your respects there will be a viewing at Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St. Hackettstown NJ on Thursday, August 3rd, from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be held at 11am the following morning Friday, August 4th, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main St. Hackettstown NJ.  A private interment ceremony will be held for dear friends and family at the Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Blairstown NJ later that afternoon.  

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Association of Former New Jersey State Troopers scholarship fund (
www.ftanjsp.org):  NJFTA PO Box 7852; West Trenton, NJ 08628.

 

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Lillian Rosemarie Petersen

                                                                    27 November, 1924 - 17 June 2017

Lillian Petersen of Liberty Township, Great Meadows, NJ passed peacefully at home with family by her side.

Lillian was born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York and upon graduating high school worked in the fashion garment industry as a seamstress for many years.

Lillian vacationed at her grandparents’ cottage at Lake Just It over the summers where she met her future husband, Russell Petersen, while they were youngsters.

As their relationship grew, Lillian eventually moved to Liberty Township where she and Russell were married on the 26th of June 1954 at the United Methodist Church in Buttzville, NJ.

Lillian and Russell had three Sons, Robert, Ronald and Raymond. They have ten grandchildren and one great granddaughter and another on the way.

Lillian was predeceased by her parents Lydia and Otto Dietel and her brother Raymond Dietel of Jamaica Queens, NY.

Lillian is survived by her husband William (Russell) Petersen, with whom she was married for sixty three years.

Oldest son Robert and wife Jacqueline Peterson, granddaughter Lori Ann Petersen and husband Ryan Croaker, grandson Russell Otto Petersen, grandson Mark Kaminski, granddaughter Meghan Kaminski, grandson William Petersen.

Son Ronald and wife Kellie Petersen, grandson Chris Breslin and wife Jennifer, great granddaughter Kayla Breslin, grandson Garrett Petersen and granddaughter Haileigh Petersen.

Son Raymond and wife Darlene Petersen, granddaughter Chelsea Petersen (with great grandchild in waiting) and husband Ryan Schmitt, grandson Gunnar Petersen.

Services and burial were held privately by request of the family at Free Union Methodist Church and Cemetery on the 18th of June 2017.

Special thanks from the family to Compassionate Care Hospice who were absolutely outstanding with their service to Lillian and family.

Remembrances and gifts may be made in honoring and recognizing the life of Lillian to:
Free Union Cemetery Association, 276 Mountain Lake Road, Great meadows, NJ 07838 or to Free Union Methodist Church, 276 Mountain Lake Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838.

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Ira. Robert "Bob" Pier

 Ira Robert "Bob". Pier “Bob”, age 62, of Mendham formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Holly Manor Nursing Home of Mendham, NJ.  Mr. Pier was born April 20, 1954 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of Marilyn (Stern) Pier and the late Albert Herbert Pier.   

He was employed by CIT Group, Livingston, NJ as a Financial Analyst for many years. Bob was an avid reader and sports enthusiast.  He was a big fan of the New York Area teams, especially the Yankees.   

He is survived by his wife: Caroline (Ondrejka) Pier, his mother Marilyn (Stern) Pier, his 2 sisters, Judith “Judy” Pier, Melissa “Missy” Baumgartener and her husband James “Jimmy”, 2 nephews, Jonathan and Sean Baumgartener, his mother in law, Martha Ondrejka and her companion Walter Wagner.

The burial will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ.  There will be no services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231

 

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Donald J. Pulver

 Donald J. Pulver of Vienna, NJ, age 66, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2016 at Morristown Hospital surrounded by his family. Donald was born on December 6, 1950 at Newton Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Dewey Pulver and the late Charlotte Bauer.

He worked at Thomas and Betts for most of his career as a Mold Specialist before retiring last year. He was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Hackettstown.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie, his three children, two sons Brian of Kentucky, and David of Vienna, and one daughter Danielle and her husband Anthony Vala of Vienna.

He is also survived by his five siblings Calvin and his wife Christina of Hackettstown, Jeff of Budd Lake, Bonnie Grosso of Philadelphia, Harry of Hackettstown, and Kathy of Hackettstown. His five grandchildren, Monet and Shawn Vala, Kaliah and Jenna Pulver, and Alexis Pulver and his beloved dog Buster.     

 A viewing will be held at Cochran’s Funeral Home Inc, 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Friday, March 3rd from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The funeral service will begin at 12:30pm on March 3rd, 2017 with pastor Izzard officiating.  The burial will be at Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Common Sense for Animals, 2420 NJ-57 Stewartsville, NJ, in honor of his love for his dogs.  Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Donald Peseski

Donald Peseski, 65 years of age passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Haskell, NJ. Born October 5, 1951 in Dover, NJ, Donald was the son of the late Leo & Estelle Szewczyk Peseski. Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am at the Cochran Funeral Home,905 High Street, Hackettstown,NJ. Interment will be in the North Arlington Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.

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Charles John Paulin

Charles John Paulin,Sr. 83 of Heath Village died January 24 at the Sickles  Health Care Center.
 Born in Tell City, Indiana he was a son of the late Charles S. and Rose H. ( nee Gabbert) Paulin
Charles served in the US Army during the Korean War with the rank of 1st Lieut. He was a graduate of Indiana University and earned his Masters in accounting there. Charles retired from the NJ Department of Insurance as a Supervising Examiner.
He was a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, the American Legion Post 99 in Kearny, the Loyal Order of Moose and the Grand Lodge, F&AM.
He was the beloved husband for 61 years of Dolores (nee Sloan), the devoted father of Kathryn Henry, Charles J. Paulin, Jr., David J. Paulin and his wife  Lee Ellen, and Bruce T. Paulin. Loving brother of Betty Gast and dear grandfather of Olivia and David Paulin.
Funeral services are Monday January 30th at 2pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Rev. Berta Ferguson presiding. Entombment with military Honors will follow at Union Cemetery Mausoleum, Hackettstown.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
 

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John Parello

    John Anthony Parello, age 45, of Blairstown, NJ died at home on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  John was born on November 1, 1971 in Plainfield, NJ.  He was the beloved son of Anthony John and Beverly Joan (Berg) Parello.
 
    John enjoyed fishing and hunting, working on automobiles, and adored his parents dog, Holly.  He was always happy to help you tackle a large project.  John loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. 
 
    In addition to his parents, Anthony John and Beverly Joan, he is survived by his loving siblings:  Dawn Marie Tomaselli and husband Jay, Christopher Parello, Michele Brenner and husband Keith, Sr, Andrew Parello and wife Jessica, as well as, his cherished nieces and nephews: Keith Jr., and his children Harley and Keith III,  Sean, Megan, Alicia, Heather, Ashley, Kristen, and Carter.
 
    Visitation will be Monday, January 23 from 4:00-8:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Visitation will conclude at 8:00pm with Rev. Dr. Frank Fowler officiating a celebration of John’s life.
  

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Harry Kenneth Peck

 Harry Kenneth Peck, age 86, of Long Valley, NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at home.  Harry was born on June 30, 1930 in Summit, NJ. He is the son of the late Henry C. and the late Elizabeth (Weisgerber) Peck. Harry grew up in Green Village NJ then, moved to Long Valley NJ in the 1950’s. In October of 1998 he was pre deceased in death by his wife Elizabeth (Doran) Peck.      

 

Harry was Self Employed as a Farrier during his working career.

 

Harry is survived by four daughters, Janet Cillo, Arlene Peck, Patricia and her husband Christopher Beehler, Elizabeth and her Husband Peter Samski.  2 sons Harry B. Peck, and Peter and his wife Theresa Peck.  One brother, Charles Peck, 16 Grandchildren, and four Great Grand Children.  Harry was pre – deceased in death by two sons, David Peck and Steven Peck. 

 

The funeral will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, immediately following the funeral services. 

 

Calling hours will be Thursday, December 22 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090

American Heart Association, NJ Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301.  Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.  

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James Robert Pomel

James Robert Pomel, age 90, of Hackettstown died Sunday, October 23, 2016. James was born November 30, 1925 in Bayonne, NJ. He was the son of the late Waldron and the late Marie (Burns) Souders. He married Jennie Rossi. He proudly served in the Navy during World War II. He was employed by St. Elizabeth Hospital Elizabeth NJ as a Stationary Engineer. He is survived by his loving wife: Jennie (Rossi) Pomel, His son, Charles J. Pomel and Wife Donna, and grandsons Paul and Matthew, His daughter, Lenore Mac Kenzie and husband Michael and grandchildren Brian Mac Kenzie and Wife Adrienne and 2 great granddaughters Quinn And Lorelai James, Kathryn Stacknick and husband Daniel, Elizabeth Battiston and husband Ron.  He was pre deceased in death by his son James R. Pomel Jr.   A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Mary's Church, at 10:00am, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington NJ. Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, Inc. 13 Sunflower Ave, Suite1010 Paramus, NJ 07652. Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Nancy C. Penner

 Nancy C. Penner, age 67, of Great Meadows, NJ died Friday, September 30, 2016 surrounded by her family at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Mrs. Penner was born March 6, 1949 in Phillipsburg, NJ. She is the daughter of the late David and Florence (Marsh) Ronoski.    

She was formerly employed as an Elementary School Teacher with the Washington Twp. Board of Education, Washington, NJ. She graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth and went on to earn her Master's Degree at the College of New Jersey.  Nancy was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, was a former member of the Junior Woman’s Club, Washington, NJ, the Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon Chapter for Outstanding Teachers, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mountain Lake Fire Company.  Nancy was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award, she enjoyed entering contests with radio stations and newspapers of which she was lucky enough to win a few.  She always put others before herself. She was a big fan of the written word, always sending personal notes and cards to her friends and family.

She is survived by her loving husband: David Penner, 2 devoted sons; Thomas Penner, Matthew Penner and wife Kathryn, 2 beloved grandchildren; Michael and Luke Penner, 1 sister; Carol Holbrook, brother in law; Michael Penner, sister in law; Deborah Penner and many cousins.

A visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday October 6, 2016 from 4-8 pm with a memorial service beginning at 7:30 pm Rev. Grzegorz Podsiadlo officiating.  Cremation was private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,  P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to NORWESCAP of NJ, 350 Marshall St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 in memory of Nancy.

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Robert B. Pomicter

 Robert B. Pomicter Jr passed away Monday September 26th 2016 at the age of 63. As an exceptionally gifted musician he dedicated his life to sharing his love of music and knowledge for classical guitar and theory.  Bob founded the Studio 46 Music Study Center in Hackettstown NJ in 1987. His passing came before he could see the opening of the Studio in its new location.  


At age nine, Bob was accepted as a private student of jazz guitarist and radio show celebrity, Joseph Bednarek, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He went on to study classical guitar with Professor Fred Diezel, and music theory with Dr. John Gorman.  He was the musical director at Theatre in the Green for the 1975 season where he arranged and directed music for a Renaissance Consort in a production of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream".  Bob felt that through instruction and enabling performers he could make the biggest difference. Actualizing this with George Akehurst he co-founded the North-West New Jersey's Community Orchestra “Stone Soup Symphony.” A supporter of Kiwanis, Bob was honored with the Distinguished Secretary Award NJ District and Certificate of Administrative Excellence for his term of Secretary in the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Olive Twp. 1996-1998.

Bob was a loving, and humble man whose heart was big enough for everyone. He touched the lives of countless students who carry his spirit on. Many of them now have careers of their own in the music industry, from Professors of Music, to professional performers, and recording artists.

He is survived by his beloved father Robert Pomicter Sr. His loving friends, and all the students he referred to as his kids.  His legacy is one that will endure for generations through his musical scores, arrangements, and wisdom which he passed on to each one of his students and friends.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, INC. 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/.

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Julia E. Partone

 Julia Elizabeth (Palmer) Partone, age 94, of, Westchester, PA formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Paoli Hospital, Paoli, PA.  Julia was born November 14, 1921 in Andover Township, NJ. She is the daughter of the late John Edward and Margaret E. (Wunder) Palmer.  In addition to her parents Julia is preceded in death by her siblings; George, Courtland, John, Ray and Peg.

Julia graduated Hackettstown High School 1941, worked at Picatinny Arsenal before moving to NYC and worked at the Chartered Bank until her marriage to James Flaherty. Left work to raise her two children James and Deborah.

After the death of her husband, married John Partone and later returned to work in the alumni office of Centenary College. They retired to Southampton NJ and later Wellington, West Chester PA where she died August 24, 2016.

She leaves behind devoted children; James and wife Barbara and Deborah and husband Gerald, her loving grandchildren; Heather and husband Michael, James, and Melissa, a great grandson: Jack and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 11:30 am on Monday, August 29 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following the mass.

Visitation will be Monday, August 29 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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

 

 

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Tiffany Lee Provost

Tiffany Lee Provost, age 45 of Hackettstown died Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home in Hackettstown surrounded by her loving family.  Tiffany was born July 6, 1970 in Newport, RI. She is the daughter of William and Teresa (Osorio) Maple.   

She was employed by St. Clare's Hospital, Dover NJ for many years as a Nurse. Tiffany was a dedicated mom and in addition to her work, she was active in supporting her children’s sports programs having served as an assistant coach in field hockey and basketball. She had a love of photography.

Tiffany is survived by her loving husband, Jeffrey N.Provost, one son, Justin A. Provost and her daughter, Emma L. Provost both at home. her Parents, William and Teresa Maple of Hackettstown, NJ. Brother, Ryan Maple and his wife Christi of Waldwick, NJ; one sister, Kristen Racich and her husband Jon of Mendham, NJ,  a nephew Max Racich and niece Ava Racich.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, July 7 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 6 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..

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

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Tiffany's memory to support brain tumor research at Columbia University. If you would like to make a donation, please make the check payable to "The Trustees of Columbia University" and indicate "Dr. Lassman's brain tumor research/IMO Tiffany Provost" on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to:

Columbia University Medical Center
Office of Development
Attn: Matt Reals
100 Haven Avenue, Suite 29D
New York, NY 10032

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Marjorie Puccetti

 Marjorie Puccetti, age 76 of Hackettstown formerly of Whiting, NJ died Friday, April 22, 2016.  Marjorie was born September 7, 1939 in Plattsburgh, NY. She is the daughter of the late Oral C. and Evelyn (LaVarnway) Senecal. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Puccetti on December 2, 2015. 

She was the Administrative Assistant to the President of Sussex County Bank, Franklin, NJ for many years before retiring.  Marjorie enjoyed crocheting, watching HG TV and most of all spending time with her family. 

She is survived by; 2 sons, Anthony Puccetti and his wife Denise of Bartonsville, PA, Michael Puccetti and his wife Laura of Hackettstown, NJ, 5 grandchildren; Daniel Bean, Jaclyn, Douglas, Steven and Joseph Puccetti. 2 great grandchildren; Anthony and Brooklyn Bean, a brother; Paul Senecal and his wife Bess, a sister; Nancy Zibriski, along with many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 26 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev Msg. Joseph Goode officiating.  At the request of the family, please meet at the church, there will be no viewing at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Brigadier Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871or to House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 in memory of Marjorie.

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Carl G. Peterson

 Carl Gunner Peterson, age 93, of Kenner, LA formerly of Leesburg, FL and Sparta, NJ died Monday, March 14, 2016 at home.  Mr. Peterson was born January 21, 1923 in West New York, NJ. He is the son of the late Klaus Victor and Ada (Hulgerson) Peterson.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years; Evelyn Marie Peterson on August 16, 2010 and his son Wesley Reed Peterson.

 Enjoyed dancing, singing, cars, carpentry, golf, chess, ping pong, horseshoes, bowling.  Married to the “love of his life” who he knew from infancy.

He proudly served in the US Army during World War II from 1943-1946 earning the
U.S. Army – European Theater European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal,American Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal
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Carl was a active in the following: 

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans “$10 for Them”Unlimited visits for WWII Vets to tour the Museum,“Beyond All Borders”, and “Final Mission”

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6640,Metairie, Louisiana    

Member of Vasa Order of America – NJ District #6

Baltic Framat Lodge #360, 70+ years Danced as a child in the children’s club in costume

Pioneers of America – Retired ATT-Bell Laboratories  Employed 42 years

John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Metairie, Louisiana  Member, Men’s Lunch Club

First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, New JerseyFormer Member, Deacon and Elder

He is survived by his daughter; Ann Marie Peterson Graham Trapani and her husband, Michael Trapani III, Todd Gunnar Graham (grandson), Ross William Graham (grandson)and his wife, Samantha Lafauce Graham, and their sons, Logan & Ethan (great-grandsons), Stacy Ellyn Graham Bernabei (granddaughter) and her husband, Mark Bernabei , along with his “Extended Family Members” of 2 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 20, 2016 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 from 1 to 5 pm. There will be a VOA NJ District #6 service by the Baltic Framat Lodge #360 during the visitation at 4 pm.

Funeral will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10 am with the Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please make "Tribute Donations" to any of the following:  Your Local VFW Post, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA  70130, or the Baltic Framat Lodge #360, Attn:  Chair Ken Saam, 180 West Newell Avenue, Rutherford, NJ  07070-2240

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Helen E. Pace

Helen E. Pace, 98, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Forrest Manor Health Care Center, Hope, NJ. Born January 4, 1918 in Hackettstown, Helen was the daughter of the late Charles & Ada Seargent Pace.
Many years ago, Helen worked for JCP&L as an office manager. She was a graduate of Hackettstown High School, class of 1936. In addition, Helen was a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown where she faithfully served as a member of session, deacon and choir member. Helen is survived by her beloved nephew, Bruce Freeman of Doylestown, Pa.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00am. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Those wishing to make a donation in Helen’s memory are asked to please consider giving to the First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, NJ. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Sally L. Prell

Sally L. Prell, 63, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away at her residence on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in East Orange, NJ, Sally was the daughter of the late John & Elizabeth Jensen O’Dell. Sally has lived in Hackettstown for most of her adult life and grew up in Randolph, NJ.

Sally served as office manager of the Panther Valley Property Owners Association in Allamuchy, NJ for over 27 years. Sally and her beloved husband, Frank M. Mallon were also active in the Hopatcong Power Squadron for many years.

In addition to her husband Frank, Sally is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth and two grandchildren, Patrick “Ricky” & Amber.

Viewing hours will take place on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A 7:00pm funeral service will follow at the conclusion of the visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please consider donating to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Sally’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Barbara M. Philipp

 Barbara M. Philipp, age 78, of Hackettstown (Panther Valley) formerly of Picatinny, NJ died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ.  Barbara was born November 29, 1937, East Stroudsburg, PA. She is the daughter of the late Forest R. and Julia (Rinker) Smith.   In addition to her parents Barbara is preceded in death by her sister; Sylvia Blanton.

She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed music and playing the piano. Barbara was a member of the Panther Valley Friends and Neighbors and the Garden Club, in addition she volunteered at Rutherfurd Hall.

She is survived by her husband: Ronald Philipp, 2 daughters; Barbara Cosimano and her husband Harry, Deborah Porter and her husband Andrew “Andy”, 5 grandchildren; Nicholas, Julia, Abigail, Rebecca and Hope. 2 great grandchildren; Eliza and Bianca

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, 1490 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ with Pastor Ninebeth Metcalf officiating.  Burial will be in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility N.J. following the funeral service.

Visitation will be Monday, January 4, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to: Ovarian Cancer Research, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122 or to Rutherford Hall, 20 Johnsonburg Road,
PO Box J, Allamuchy, NJ 07820 in memory of Barbara.

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Peter F. Puccetti

Peter F. Puccetti, age 78, of, Hackettstown formerly of Clifton, NJ died Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ. Peter was born September 28, 1937 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Vittorio and Theresa (Capo) Puccetti.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1955 to 1959, was previously employed as Salesman with Lowe's, in Hackettstown, NJ.

Peter was a huge Greenbay Packers fan, he loved watching, coaching and in his younger years playing football. His greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Marjorie (Senecal) Puccetti , 2 sons; Anthony Puccetti and his wife Denise, Michael Puccetti and his wife Laura, a brother; Salvatore Pisano and his wife Francis, a sister; Marie Catalano, 5 grandchildren, Daniel Bean, Jaclyn, Douglas, Steven and Joseph Puccetti, 2 great grandchildren; Anthony and Brooklyn Bean and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, December 5 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev Msg. Joseph Goode officiating. Those attending please meet at the church.

Burial will be in Brigadier General William. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, New Jersey on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 or Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871 in memory of Peter.

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Debra Palsulich

 Debra Palsulich, age 43, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at home.  Debra was born November 3, 1972 in Sussex, NJ. She is the daughter of Andrea (Knutelsky) Palsulich and the late John Palsulich. 

Debra had a great love of all animals, she always made sure to feed the deer, chipmunks and squirrels that lived near her daily.  Upon Debra’s graduation from high school she attended Floral Design School in Mendham.   

She is survived by her mother; Andrea Palsulich, a aunt; Jane Andryshak and her husband Edmund, cousins; Mark, Gail and Stacy Andryshak, Diane and Jim Rhein.

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Nancy Jeanne Peer

 Nancy Jeanne Peer, age 62, of Netcong, NJ died Monday, November 16, 2015 at Compassionate Care Hospice, Dover, NJ.  Nancy was born March 6, 1953 in Crawfordsville, IN. She is the daughter of the late Leon W. and Joanne (Cass) Ellis.    

She was employed by Hackettstown Regional Medical Center as the Supervisor for the Cancer Infusion Center.  Nancy loved animals, knitting and cross stich, she was also an avid reader. 

She is survived by her husband: Dan Peer, 2 brothers; Denis Ellis and Ronnie Ellis, a sister; Jane Ellis.  

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, November 19 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Mario Spadaro officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 18 from 2:00 - 9:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NPCF- National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 in memory of Nancy.

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La-rence "LK" Parker

La-Rence K. Parker “Larry”, age 77, of Hackettstown formerly of Sparta, NJ died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Karen Ann Quinlan, Newton, NJ. La-rence was born August 19, 1938 in Dillon, SC. He is the son of the late John Quincy and Ruth (Graves) Parker. Predeceased by his first wife; Amy Parker and 2 brothers, John and James Parker. He was employed by Bach's Drug & Surgical, Hackettstown NJ as a Service Tech retiring several years ago. He was formerly employed by Thermal Fuse Corp. and Andover Nursing Home. Larry was an avid NASCAR fan, loved playing poker, and going to the casinos. He served his country in the US Navy and always had a love for Marilyn Monroe. Most of all, though, he absolutely treasured and adored his family. He is survived by his loving wife “Li’l Darlin’: Camille (Russo Serra) Parker, 2 daughters, Brigitte Panaccione and companion John Titka, Sharon Hughson and husband Brian, 1 son Stephen Parker, 2 stepsons, Christopher and Craig Serra; a stepfather; Edmund Jackson; 2 grandchildren, Drew and Sydney; many nieces & nephews. The funeral will be held 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 26 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Mario Spadaro officiating. The interment of ashes will be held on Friday, August 28, 2018 at 11 am at the Sparta Presbyterian Cemetery, Sparta, NJ. Calling hours will be Wednesday, August 26 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Larry’s family will cherish the countless laughs and joyful memories that their Pop Pop gave them, and they will strive to emulate his unconditional love towards others. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association,1160 Us Highway 22 Ste 103, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 or American Heart Association, NJ Affiliate Memorials Program, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 in memory of Larry Parker.

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Henry E. Poyer

Henry E. Poyer, age 61, Allamuchy, NJ died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ. Henry was born September 15, 1953 in Franklin, NJ. He is the son of the late Marvin and Elizabeth (Predmore) Poyer. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 1 brother: George. He was employed as a Tree man with Lewis Tree, Rochester, NY for many years. Henry was an avid Fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by 7 brothers; Marvin, Jr., Raymond, Clinton, James, Elmer, Gary, and John Poyer; 2 sisters; Helen Corter and Betty-Jean Poyer, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 22 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 22 from 2-4 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Burial will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 2 pm at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, 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 in memory of Henry.

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Lori Petty

Lori Petty, age 37, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Lori was born May 25, 1978 in Hackettstown, NJ. She was the daughter of Robert J. and Juanita A. (Beck) Petty. She was formerly employed as a Teacher with the Phillispburg Board of Education, Phillipsburg, NJ. Lori also enjoyed teaching cheerleading and gymnastics. She was a volunteer for AmeriCorps, Denver, CO. In addition to her parents, she is survived by 1 sister; Nicolette Bajek and husband Timothy; 4 uncles; Ted Petty, Thomas Petty, Richard Beck and wife Sherry, Donald Beck and wife Janice, 1 aunt; Donna Haney and husband Kevin, 1 niece; Sidney, 1 nephew; Luke, many cousins. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 5 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Mario Spadaro officiating. Cremation was private. Visiting hours will be Sunday, July 5 from 11:00 am - 2:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, and services will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Lori

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Theodore Piotrowski

Theodore Piotrowski, 84, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Born July 5, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, “Ted” was the son of the late Joseph & Josephine Helinski Piotrowski.

Mr. Piotrowski lived and raised his family in Long Valley and then moved to Hackettstown. He was a self employed truck driver and also worked part time as a diesel mechanic. Both he and his family attended Our Lady of the Mountain Church in Schooley’s Mtn, NJ. Ted was a proud, hard working family man that always provided a comfortable home for his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen Coutant Piotrowski in 2012.

Mr. Piotrowski is survived by his daughters; Tammi Abrahams of Great Meadows & Toni Piotrowski of New Jersey and several Nieces & Nephews. In addition to his loving wife, Helen, Ted was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Piotrowski, sisters Josephine Orloski, Antonia Manderville & Cecelia Waltner.

A 7:00pm memorial service will take place on Friday, 6-19-15 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A public visitation will also be on Friday from 5:00pm until the time of service. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com

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James B. Purcell

James Bardwell Purcell, age 74, of Hackettstown, NJ died Friday, June 12, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. James was born March 7, 1941 in Manhattan, NY. He is the son of the late John and Julia (Bardwell) Purcell. In addition to his parents James is preceded in death by 1 brother; John. James served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He was the owner/operator of J.B. Purcell, L.L.C., he was an avid reader and a loving grandpa, father and husband. He is survived by his wife: Nancy (Nelson) Purcell, daughter; Pamela Purcell-Turner and husband Michael, 1 brother; Jeffery Purcell, 2 grandchildren, Julia and Collin Turner and his beloved pet; Dolly. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:30 to 11 am. A funeral service begin at 11:00 am following visitation at the Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Tim VanSumeren officiating. Entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cornerstone Evangelical Church, 411 March Street, Easton Pa, 18042 in memory of James.

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Phyllis D. Pressler

Phyllis D. Pressler, age 94, Oxford formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Oxford, NJ. Phyllis was born September 4, 1920 in Scotland. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Amy (Taylor) Ritchie. She was also preceded in death by her husband Harry Pressler, her 2 sisters, Amy Link and Doris Goerl. She was employed by J.P. Morgan/Chase Bank, Tranquility, NJ as an Assistant Branch Manager. Phyllis enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader. She was a former member of the Presbyterian Church, East Orange and loved spending time with her devoted family. She is survived by her daughters; Barbara Bell and husband Charles, Elaine Jackson and husband Richard, Janice Myzie and husband Ronald, Patty Zang, Janet Pressler; Kathy Duryea and husband Steven, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. All services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Phyllis.

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Douglas C. Paul

Douglas Campbell Paul died peacefully February 16 in Hackettstown, NJ he was 96. His family provided the following.

Doug was born October 5, 1918 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He attended Bethlehem public schools, Mercersburg Academy (’36) in Mercersburg, Pa and Lehigh University (‘40) where he majored in engineering. At Lehigh, Doug was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the ROTC. After graduation he went to Europe to serve in WWII. He was a First Lieutenant in the 28th Infantry Division stationed in England and landed in Normandy on D+56. He was active in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Paris. Doug was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart for his duty in the armed forces.

After leaving the Army he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Co. for three years. In 1947 his father, Herbert asked Doug to join him in his office furniture and stationary business, H M Paul and Son in Bethlehem. Doug worked with his father until 1968 before taking over the business. His son, Brooks, worked with him for six years until Doug sold the business in 1980.

Doug and Elise Bandekow Paul were married September 20, 1947 in South Orange, NJ where Elise was born. Doug and Elise lived in Bethlehem and spent summers in Pt Pleasant, NJ and Stag Lake in Andover, NJ. They had five children: Rick, Brooks, Kent, Susan and Doug. Doug and Elise took great joy in visiting their children and grandchildren in Vermont, Colorado and Wyoming and all of us enjoyed pilgrimages to Stag and the Jersey Shore visiting Dad and Mom.

Doug was an avid golfer throughout his life and without fail talked about golf every day of his life. He was a member of Saucon Valley Country Club for many years participating in many club tournaments. He was also an avid squash player in his younger years winning several club championships. Doug was the president of the Lehigh University Alumni Class of 1940 for over 60 years and was a long time Rotarian.

He leaves his loving wife of 67 years, Elise Bandekow Paul. He will be missed by his children and their spouses: Rick and Marilyn Paul of Jackson, WY; Brooks and Carolyn Paul of Lafayette, CO; and Doug and Linda Paul of Bridgewater, NJ; Kent Paul and Susan Paul. He leaves five grandchildren Emily Paul, Blake Paul, Douglas Paul, Robert Paul, Alexandra Paul and two step-grandchildren, Gavin Jones and Eric Stunkel.

Doug’s family is planning a private service. Donations may be made to the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust,

http://www.gapgolf.org/jwphome.asp in the name of Douglas Paul

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James J. Pentland

James J. Pentland - 66, of Independence Township, NJ died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, NJ with his loving family at his side. Born September 30, 1948 in Port Jervis, NY, James was the son of the late Robert & Genevieve Davis Pentland. Mr. Pentland honorably served our country in the United States Navy retiring as an EM3. After his military service, Jim was employed by New Jersey Transit as a Substations Supervisor for 42 yrs. Mr. Pentland is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Anne Marie (Beauchimen). A son, James R. Pentland & his husband, Daniel Moncada of Princeton, NJ. A daughter, Kimberly Pentland & her fianceé Nicole Miller of Whitehall, PA. A brother, Thomas Pentland & his wife Connie; sisters, Patricia Emery; Elizabeth Maass & Jeanne Niziol; Sister in law, Ellen Pentland. Last but certainly not least, his“Granddogger” Remmy! Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by a son, Thomas Michael Pentland in 1985; his brother, Robert Pentland and his sister in law, Cathy Beauchimen. A 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 12th at Our Lady of the Mountain RC Church, Schooley’s Mtn, NJ. Interment will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, NJ. Friends may visit the family on Thursday, December 11th from 5 – 9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.cochranfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the OHS Foundation, 23 Pocono Road Suite 100 Denville, NJ, 07835.

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Claire Pollitzer

 

 
Claire Pollitzer, age 83, of Great Meadows, NJ died Friday, October 31, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J..  Claire was born October 17, 1931 in France. She is the daughter of the late Jean and Alice (Baechler) Chambon. The wife of the Late John Pollitzer.  Predeceased by her Brother,  Jean Chambon III.
 
She was employed as a secretary in the family business at Chambon Electric, Chatham NJ.  
 
She is survived by 1 son; Jeffrey Pollitzer; 2 daughters; Alison & David Stark, Lisa & Doug Fordyce.  She also has six grandchildren, one great-grandchild. 
 
Claire was the past President of the Yorkshire Terrier Club of Watchung  NJ..  Claire and her daughter Lisa also breed Yorkshire Terriers as the Chondine Yorkies.
Claire was a devoted mother and grandmother, and loved spending as much time with her grandchildren and great grandchild as possible.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
 

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Dorothy Pearson

Dorothy Pearson went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 22nd. She celebrated her 100th birthday on June 8th at the House of the Good Shepherd surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be held at Abiding Peace Lutheran Church at 305-311 Highway 46, Budd Lake, New Jersey on Saturday, November 8th at 10:30 AM. She was a member of Baltic-Framat Lodge No. 360 for 81 years and a member of NJ VASA Home Park’s Golden Colony. She was an active member of her church and volunteered at the Braille Unit of the American Red Cross. She was the beloved wife of the late John Pearson and the dear mother of Carole Kee of Jonesboro, Georgia and Neil Pearson of Long Valley, New Jersey. She is survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Abiding Peace Lutheran Church at 305-311 Highway 46 Budd Lake, NJ 07828 or NJ VASA Home Park at Wolfe Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828.

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Anthony Passamenti

 Anthony Passamenti, age 88, of Naples, FL died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ.  Anthony was born September 17, 1926 in Manhattan, NY. He is the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Coco) Passamenti.  He was preceded in death by his wife Grace (Cusmano) Passamenti. 

He served in the Army during World War II from 1944 to 1946.  Anthony was an accomplished artist and model maker and was self-employed for many years before retiring. 

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Suzanne McCarthy and her husband Rev. Joseph McCarthy, Marguerite Nelson and her husband William Nelson, his son; Michael Passamenti and his wife Diana Passamenti, his sister, Vivian Petrosino and 5 grandchildren; Toni Corbacho, Karissa McCarthy, John Nelson, Janelle McCarthy and Caly McCarthy.

Cremation was private.  A memorial service will be held at Heath Village, 430 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Washington Township, NJ  07863 on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 1:30 pm in the Heath Village Chapel.

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Lee F. Parks

 Lee Francis Parks, age 59, of Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, September 29, 2014 at home.  Lee was born June 14, 1955 in Dover, NJ. He is the son of the late Gilbert and Helen (Ryoul) Parks.  
 
He was employed by Custom Alloy, High Bridge, NJ as a Mechanic. Lee formerly owned and operated Lee Drywall, Allentown, PA.  He grew up in Hackettstown, was a football player for Hackettstown High School and graduated from the Class of 1973.  After High School he attended Radford College in Virginia.  He was a devoted and very loving father.
 
He is survived by 2 daughters; Lauren Parks and Kristin Pollard, 2 sons; Shawn and Chad Parks; 1 sister; Lynn Scurlock, 1 brother; Gibb Parks and 4 grandchildren.
 
All services are private

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Gerard A. "Jerry" Pallito

 Gerard A. “Jerry” Pallito, age 55, Great Meadows, NJ died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at home in Great Meadows after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mr. Pallito was born January 27, 1959 in Passaic, NJ. He is the son of Anthony and Carol (Cress) Pallito. 

He was Owner/Operator of Cress Rentals at the Cress Service Center of Lodi, NJ. Was a member of the Desperados Motorcycle Club. 

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife: Allison (Haskell) Pallito , 2 daughters; Chelsey Rose Pallito, Lauren Ashley Pallito;  3 sisters: Janet Suriano and husband Art, Karen Smith and husband Carl, Diane Rhode and husband Bruce and 1 brother; Andrew Pallito and wife Joanna; he also has one grandson, Mayson Noel Marrero, who he was best friend and pop-pop to.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, April 3 at Sts. Peter And Paul R.C. Church, 360 US Hwy 46, Great Meadows, NJ.  Cremation is private.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 4-8 pm.

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Thomas Vincent Parlati

 Thomas Vincent Parlati, age 81, of Hackettstown formerly of North Carolina and Brooklyn, NY died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Paragon Village Asst. Living of Hackettstown, NJ.  Thomas was born February 18, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Anthony and the late Mildred (Fortunato) Parlati.  He was married to the late Pencie Marie Parlati who he adored and was the love of his life. He was also predeceased by his brother Edward who Thomas always looked up to. 

He served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to1956, where he was honorably discharged. Tom was later employed by State Of New York as a Long Shoreman and was a member of the NY Long Shoreman Union.  Thomas was loved and adored by many, he was considered to be an angel on earth, he was a generous and respected man of both character and honor.

He is survived by his beloved cousin, whom was considered to be a son; Sal Madonna and wife Colleen, a devoted and loving niece; Elizabeth Parlati-Cornett and her husband Charles, a nephew; Anthony Parlati and wife Cheryl, 1 great niece; Emily Cornett, 2 great nephews; Edward and Nicholas Parlati, , cousins: Janet Bejarano and companion Laurie VanNess, Dorothy Madonna, Evelyn Lucido and Angie Abromitis,  Anthony Madonna and companion Erin McGall and Michael Madonna and fiancé Amanda Bentler, and 1 sister in law; Sharron Parlati,  the family would also like to acknowledge the extended family of Paragon Village whom they are eternally grateful to for the care and love they showed Thomas.

Visitation will be held on March 8, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Cochran funeral home, 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ  07840.

A funeral service will be held on March 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home with Father David Pekola of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown officiating.

Cremation is private.

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758-517, Topeka, KS 66675 in memory of Thomas

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Harry R Pool, Jr.

Harry R. Pool, Jr., long time Warren County resident, died on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  He was the son of the late Harry R. Pool, Sr. and Annie Apgar Pool. Mr. Pool's wife, Jo Ann Burger Pool predeceased him in 1997 after 34 years of marriage. 

Mr. Pool grew up in Beattystown, NJ, lived briefly in Flemington, NJ and then spent over 38 years in Port Murray, NJ.  He lived at the House of the Good Shepherd for the last 18 months.  Mr. Pool served proudly for over 30 years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a Manager and Executive of their Risk Management Program.

Mr. Pool graduated from Hackettstown High School, Cook College and Rutgers University with his Master's in Animal Science.  He was very active in local politics serving as Mayor of Mansfield Township as well as on the Environmental Commission and Planning Board for Mansfield Township.  He also served on the Warren County Pollution Control Commission.  Mr. Pool enjoyed Civil War re-enactment and serving his Community.  He was a long time member of the Beattystown Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Pool is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Alyson and Christopher Peacock and grand daughter Katherine Peacock of Allen, Texas and his grandson, Timothy Peacock of Mountain View, California.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Graveside Service and interment at Hackettstown Union Cemetery on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM,(please meet at cemetery).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Warren County Visiting Nurses/Homemaker Services, 18 Broad St., Washington, NJ 07882.


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Joseph A. Pelizzoni, Jr.

Joseph A. Pelizzoni, Jr., age 93, born in Allentown, PA on February 26, 1920 passed away in Sun City West, AZ on June 28, 2013. Joseph served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was an engineer in the Mack Trucks and Purolator Filter industry in Rahway and was plant manager until retiring in 1980. He moved from Watchung, New Jersey to Arizona in 1981. Joseph was a Free Mason and Shriner. He was past president of the Johnson Lapidary Club of Sun City West, AZ. He is predeceased by his wife Louise Pelizzoni.  He is survived by his son Richard S. Pelizzoni, daughter-in-law Virginia M. Pelizzoni and late son Joseph A. Pelizzoni, III. He is also survived by grandchildren Laura, Joanna, and Michael.  A. Memorial service and visitation will be held at 10:00 am with service at 11:00 AM Saturday September 21, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ. Memorial contributions can be made to the Johnson Lapidary Club, RH Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ, 85375.

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Robert D. Peterson

Robert D. Peterson, 90, of Hackettstown, NJ died on Saturday, August 11, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Robert was born in Mount Arlington, NJ on July 21, 1923 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Peterson.  He was predeceased by his wife, Joan (Garlick) Peterson.

Robert lived most of his life in the Hackettstown, NJ area, spending the last 10 years at the House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, NJ.  He served in the United States Army. He was employed as a Conductor with the New Jersey Transit for 30 years.  Robert was a parishioner at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown, NJ.

He is survived by 3 sisters, Grace Garrigus, Lorraine Snedden and Doris Rutkoski, a grandson, Albert and his wife Dawn.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Bart.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the  Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Interment is private.

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Ruth-Bernice Przybyszewski

Ruth-Bernice Przybyszewski, 79, of Stanhope, NJ died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. She was born July 23, 1933 in Newton, NJ to the late Charles and Bernice (Kovach) Miller.  She married Leon Przybyszewski, Jr.

She was employed by Capital Air as an Airline Stewardess.  She also had been employed by Leon & Sons Sport Shop from 1985-2003.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Przybyszewski, Jr. and sons Leon Przybyszewski, III and Joseph Przybyszewski.

Visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2013, 11:00 AM until time of service at 11:30 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ following the service.

Arrangements are by the Cochran Funeral Home.

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Michael A. Pastorello

Michael A. Pastorello, age 91, of 201 4th Ave., Hackettstown died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Heath Village of Hackettstown, NJ. Michael was born April 1, 1922 in Caltanisetta, Sicily . He is the son of the late Giuseppe and the late Nicolina (Giarratano) Pastorello. Michael was married to the late Anna (Rausa) Pastorello. 
 
He served in the Army during the World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was employed by New York City Post Office, NYC. NY as Postal Engineer for many years. Michael was a member of the Our Lady of the Mountain church, Long Valley and the American Legion, Lincoln Park, NJ. He enjoyed action movies, listening to and attending Big Band Concerts, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
 
He is survived by his sons:  Joseph Pastorello and wife Maryann; Benjamin Pastorello and wife Ann, 2 daughters; Ann Marie Van Vooren and husband Joseph and Joanne Pastorello; 1 sister in law; Angelina Dimichino and husband Rocco; 6 grandchildren; Christopher Pastorello and wife Melissa, Nicholas, Jeffery and Gregory Pastorello, Michael Van Vooren and wife Diana, Nicole VanVooren; 1 great granddaughter; Adriana Pastorello.
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Msgr. Joe Goode officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover following mass. PLEASE note: there will be no viewing or services at the funeral home on Wednesday, please meet at church for all services Wednesday.
 
Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.
 
For those desiring donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in memory of Michael.

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Carol E. Petty

Carol E. Petty, 71, died on April 22, 2013 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Clare's, Dover, NJ. Born October 30, 1941 in Elizabeth, NJ, daughter of Elizabeth (Taute) Wire and the late William Wire.  Carol was predeceased by her husband, the late Charles A. Petty in 1977 and a brother, the late Ronald Wire.

Carol received her real estate license after graduating from Hackettstown High School in 1959. and was  a Real Estate Agent with Panther Valley Realty, Allamuchy, NJ.  She also obtained her Brokerage License many years ago. Carol retired 11 years ago. Carol also attended Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ

Carol lived in Hackettstown most of her life.  She lived in Spring Hill, FL. for 10 years and  moved back to New Jersey and lived with her son, Jay and his wife Dawn since October 2012. She was a long time member of the Panther Valley Country Club and loved playing golf with family and friends. She loved riding and caring for her horses while growing up in Warren County. She had a passsion for hunting, fishing, gardening  and the outdoors, having taught her sons when they were young. She was a former member of the Board for the Warren County Domestic Abuse & Rape Crisis Center; former member of the Independence First Aid Squad; Carol loved her Harley - Davidson Motorcycle, having traveled through the United States with her friends and family and attended "Sturgis Bike Week" in South Dakota with her son Brad. She adored being a grandmother.

Carol is survived by two sons, Jay W. and Dawn (Fullerton) Petty, Succasunna, NJ; and Brad A. And Rebecca (Forsythe) Petty, Hardwick, NJ; Her Mother, Elizabeth (Taute) Wire;  a sister, Gail and her husband Dale Durling, Frelinghuysen, NJ; four grandchildren,  Kevin, Leyanne, Tyler and Cassidy.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in Carol's memory. (Donation envelopes will be provided at the funeral home).



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Irene Pirrocco

Irene Pirrocco, age 90, of Great Meadows, NJ died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ. Irene was born February 15, 1923 in Dunmore, PA. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie (Mills) Boise. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Pirrocco, Sr. in 2000. 
 
She was employed by Louis Hairdressers, Denville, NJ as a Hairdresser. 
Irene was an avid reader and loved to spend her time doing crossword puzzles. Most of all Irene enjoyed spending time with her family.
 
She is survived by 1 daughter; Alicia Stillwagon and husband Keith; 1 son; Anthony Pirrocco and wife Susan; 3 grandsons; Joseph, Anthony and Nicholas.
 
 Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, April 20,2013  at Sts Peter & Paul Church, Route 46, Great Meadows, N.J.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Gale Padgett

Gale Padgett, age 64, of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Gale was born September 19, 1948 in Newton, NJ. He is the son of the late Earl and the late Dora (Winans) Padgett. He was married to Jean (Calwonsen) Padgett. 
 
He served in the US Air Force during Peacetime. He was previously employed by Comcast, Port Murray, NJ as a Cable Installer. Gale loved his computer, it was a way for him to communicate to many friends, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing prior to his illness.
 
He is survived by his wife: Jean (Calwonsen) Padgett ;  his 3 sisters; Barbara Padgett, Julia Hornhoff and Sandra Rostkowski and husband Arthur, 2 brothers;  Gene Padgett and wife Rosie, Gary Padgett and wife Patricia; many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840. 
Cremation is private. At the family’s request there will be no services.

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Nicholas Pucci

Pucci, Nicholas 82, of Washington, NJ formerly of Nutley, NJ passed away February 28, 2013 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ.  Nicholas was born on March 10, 1930 to the late Angelo and Antoinette (Pandolfi) Pucci.  He was married to Sharon (Read) Pucci.

Nicholas was formerly employed by Area Lighting Research, Hackettstown, NJ as the Vice President of Manufacturing.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and enjoyed playing golf.  Most especially he loved spending time with his family.

Nicholas is survived by his wife; Sharon Pucci, 1 son;  Robert Pucci, 2 daughters;  Pamela Lanno and her husband James and Michelle Pucci, 2 brothers Dennis and Kenny Pucci, 1 sister; Gerri Zoppa, and 2 grandchildren; Nicole and Gabriella Lanno.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2-6 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 with the Rev. Abuchi Nwosu officiating.  Burial will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ.

For those desiring, donations may be made to The Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ  08822 in memory of Nicholas.

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William L. Pritchard

William L. Pritchard, age 87, of Mt. Arlington Senior Living, Mt Arlington, NJ, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at Morris Hill Nursing Home of Morristown, NJ. William was born August 17, 1925 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Howard and the late Marie (Hans) Pritchard.   

He served in the Navy during WW II from1943 to 1946 with the “Seabees”. Will was awarded the American Theatre Medal, the Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal.  He was employed by DeVries Brothers Printing, Saddlebrook, NJ, as a printer for several years. Prior to that he ran a successful printing business. Will was a member of the VFW in Caldwell, NJ, and was a former Little League Coach in North Caldwell. He also enjoyed wood working and was an avid reader.  

William is survived 2 Sons: Kenneth and wife Helen Pritchard, Russell and wife Karen Pritchard; 1 daughter; Cynthia and husband Kenneth Swenson; 5 grandchildren; Dallin and wife Stefi, Ryan, Michele, Elizabeth and Christopher; 1 niece; Janice and 1 nephew; Richard and wife Judy. 

William was predeceased by a brother, Russell Pritchard and a sister, Florence Colligan. 

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, NJ. 

Visiting will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 from 6-9 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested by the family to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, www.vfw.org/Contribute

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C. Alan Pitt

C. Alan Pitt, 80, of Vienna, (Independence Township) NJ died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 with his loving wife at his side at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J. He was born May 26, 1932 in Vienna, NJ. He is the son of the late Floyd and Celia (Pyle) Pitt. He is survived by his wife, Shirley T. (White) Pitt.

He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. He retired from Jersey Central Power & Light, Morristown, NJ as a Supervisor in the Accounting Department after 34 years on May 31, 1994.
He was a lifelong resident of Vienna; member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ; graduate of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1949; graduate of Churchman Business College, Class of 1951 and graduate of Centenary College, with a BS in Business Administration/Management in May 1982. He was former treasurer of the Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ from 1996 to 2011.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley T. (White) Pitt ; daughter & husband, Sharon A. & Gene Campagnola, Kendall Park, NJ; son & wife, Steven D. & Diana Pitt, Draper, UT;  brother & wife, R. Gordon & Jane Pitt, Little Egg Harbor, NJ; 2 Grandchildren, Grandaughter Jennifer & Fiance Michael and Grandson Christopher.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

Calling hours will be Monday, January 7, 2013 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to either Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main St., Hackettstown, NJ or The Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136.

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Barbara C. Petro

Barbara C. Petro, age 61, of Fairfield, NJ died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at St. Barnabas Medical Center of Livingston, NJ. Ms. Petro was born December 19, 1950 in Newark, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Michael and the late Mary C. (Koteras) Petro. In addition to her parents Barbara is predeceased by her nephew Steven Petro.

She was employed by Biotec Industries, Mountain Lakes, NJ as a Receptionist for many years. Barbara enjoyed her work, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her 2 brothers Bernard Petro and wife Brenda and Michael J. Petro; her Aunt Joan Koteras and family, 3 nieces and nephews; Michael, Susan and Jeoffrey and 4 great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Cremation is private.

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Helen Poniatowski

Helen Poniatowski, age 103, of Hackettstown NJ, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at home. Helen was born July 27, 1908 in China. She is the daughter of the late Jan and Antonina (Nawrocka) Stempniak. She was married to the Late Joseph Poniatowski.

Helen was a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, NJ and was of the catholic faith and a life member of St Mary's Church of the Assumption. Helen loved crocheting, gardening and cooking. She was devoted to her family and tended to their every need, a value that she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Helen lived a long and fun filled life making a lasting impression on everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. Helen is predeceased by Husband Joseph Poniatowski, 2 Sons- Ignacio Poniatowski & Zygmunt Poniatowski, 3 daughters - Wanda Carpenter, Hedy Souders and her late husband Robert and Marie Poniatowski, 3 Brothers and 8 Sisters.

She is survived by Son- Retired Commander Stephen Poniatowski and his wife Jinxey; Daughter & Son in Law, Regina & George Frone; Daughter & Son In Law, Elizabeth & Jay Sparkes; Son in Law, Leslie Carpenter. 11 Grandsons, 4 Granddaughters and 29 Great Grandchildren.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday May 22, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ, 07840.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 23 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley NJ on May 23, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Mary's School, 159 Liberty Street,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840  Attn: Marilyn Walsh.
 

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Edward D. Patz

Edward Patz, age 89, of, Allamuchy Township, Great Meadows, NJ died Monday, May 14, 2012 at home in Great Meadows . Edward was born June 29, 1922 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late John H. and Mary (Takats) Patz. He was married to the late Josephine Joan (Vitale) Patz

Edward was employed by Ketchem & McDougall, Roseland NJ as a Supervisor in the tool and dye division.
Edward was of the Catholic Faith. Edward loved game shows, taking cruises and casino trips with his wife Josephine of 69 years. Edward greatest joy in life was his family, he loved being a father, grandfather and great grandfather, and tended to all their needs.

He is survived by; Daughter & Son In Law, JoAnne & Frank Johnson; Son & Daughter In Law, James & Elizabeth Taylor; Granddaughter & Husband, Jennifer & Tom Murray; Grandson & Wife, David & Kiha Baldwin; Grandchildren, Brian And Kristen Perry; Granddaughter & Husband, Karen & Adrian Perry-Korduba; Grandson & Wife, Jason & Jennifer Taylor; Grandson & Companion, Adam Taylor & Sabrina; Niece, Diane Gebhart; Great Nephews & Great Niece, Charlie, Elizabeth, and Ward; Good Friends, Jennifer, Angie and Pat; Great Grandson, Harrison James; Great Granddaughter, Alexis Grace Taylor; Great Grandchildren, Griffin, Tori And Cooper Murray; Great Grandchildren, Gabriel & Grace Baldwin.

Predeceased Brother, Eugene Patz.

The funeral will be held 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 16 from 4 - 8 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801
 

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Eleanor R. Poole

(Frances) Eleanor Runnalls Dusenberry Poole, age 88, of Heath Village, Washington Twp., (Morris Co.), NJ died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. Eleanor was born June 3, 1923 in Greenville Twp., NY. She is the daughter of the late LeRoy and Edna (Smith) Runnalls. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth W. Poole on December 22, 2009.


Eleanor was a 1941 graduate of Port Jervis High School, NY. She earned a RN degree from Mountainside School of Nursing, Montclair and a BS degree from Trenton State College. She was a certified school nurse/social worker for the Bernardsville School system for many years before relocating to High Bridge. She was later a school nurse in Clinton Township. The Pooles retired to Arizona and then relocated to Gretna, VA. They moved to Hackettstown in 1997.
She was a member of the Mountainside School of Nursing Alumni Assoc.; a Lionese of the Lions Club, Gretna, VA;  member of the Order of the Eastern Star; and enjoyed many social activities at Heath Village.

She is survived by 2 sons-Kenneth and wife Marilyn Dusenberry, Albuquerque,NM and Donald and wife Alice Dusenberry, Wakefield, MA; a step daughter, Sharon P. and husband Marcellous Orange, Warminister, PA. Also 2 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandson,5 Step Grandchildren and 10 Step Great Grandchildren, 1 Step Great, Great Grandchild and several Nephews and Nieces. Predeceased by a Daughter, Lois Dusenberry; a Step Daughter, Sharmon Poole, 2 Brothers Robert and Ralph and their wives and her first Husband, Robert Dusenberry.



A memorial service will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, May 19 at Heath Village, 430 Schooleys Mountain Road, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 or the Friendship Fund at Heath Village, 430 Schooley's Mtn. Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
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Josephine Joan Patz

Josephine Joan Patz, 90,  of Allamuchy Twp., Great Meadows, NJ formally of Toms River, W. Caldwell and Fairfield, NJ died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ. Josephine was born February 15, 1922 in Irvington, NJ. She was the daughter of the late John R. and Concetta (D'Amica) Vitale.

She was the owner of JJP Varitype Services, West Caldwell, NJ. Josephine loved her trips to Casinos and traveling on Cruises with family and friends.She was a former member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary, Toms River, NJ; she was an avid reader of mysteries, science fiction and enjoyed the television shows, NCIS and Murder She Wrote; she loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Edward D. Patz ; 1 Son & Wife , James & Elizabeth Taylor; 1 Daughter & Husband, Jo-Anne & Frank Johnson; Grandaughter & her husband, Jennifer & Tom Murray; Grandson & Wife, David & Kiha Baldwin; Grandchildren, Brian And Kristen Perry; Grandaughter Karen Perry-Korduba & her husband Adrian Korduba; Grandson & Wife, Jason & Jennifer Taylor; Grandson, Adam Taylor   and fiance Sabrina; Niece, Diane Gebhart; Great Nephews & Great Niece, Charlie, Elizabeth, and Ward;  Great Grandson, Harrison James; Great Grandaughter, Alexis Grace Taylor; Great Grandchildren, Griffin, Tori And Cooper Murray; Great Grandchildren, Gabriel & Grace Baldwin; Good friends, Jennifer, Angie and Pat. Late brother, Ralph J. Vitale; late sisters, Rose Vitale and Elizabeth Leonard.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Cremation will be private.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 532 Lafayette Road, Sparta, NJ 07871.



 

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Ignacio Poniatowski

Ignacio Poniatowski,(Iggy/Pops) age 72, a lifelong resident of Port Murray, NJ entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.  Mr. Poniatowski was born July 4, 1939 in Tientsin, China. He is the son of Helen (Stempniak) Poniatowski and the late Joseph Poniatowski.

He retired from the former  American Can Co., (Alcan),Washington, NJ in 2005 after 38 years of service. Lifes greatest pleasures were family, friends, gardening, cars and watching Nascar. He served proudly as a Police officer and volunteer firefighter in Mansfield Twp. earlier in life.  In addition to his father, Ignacio was predeceased by a brother, Zygmunt, and sisters, Wanda, Hedy and Marie.

He is survived by his Mother, 3 sons, all proudly bearing his proud surname, Joseph Anthony  and wife Jenn of Lynn, MA;  Michael Anthony  of Stroudsburg, PA and Stephen Anthony and wife Jody of Nazareth, PA; proud grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle, Ashlan, Katryna, Alex, Derek and Isabelle, along with step grandaughter Samantha; Sisters Regina and husband George Frone, Long Valley, NJ; Elizabeth and husband Jay Sparke, Hackettstown, NJ; Brother Steven Poniatowski and wife Regina, Chesapeake, VA and Sister-in-law, Carol Poniatowski, Hackettstown, NJ; He was Uncle Ig to 12 nieces and nephews, and their children. 

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4-8 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Long Valley, NJ on April 20, 2012 at 10:30 am. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ.

In liew of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Lehigh Valley Healthnet/Friends of Nursing(address: 2100 Mack Blvd, PO Box 4000, Allentown, PA 18105)


 

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Stephen C. Pease

Stephen C. Pease, age 60, of Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J. Stephen was born October 31, 1951 in Somers Point, NJ. He is the son of Mildred (Mattocks) Pease and the late LeLand H. Pease.

He was employed by Veeco TurboDisc Operations, Somerset, NJ as a Production Planner.
Stephen received a B.A. in History from Gettysburg College.

He is survived by ; his mother Mildred E. Pease, St. Marys, GA. and a sister Virginia Pease, St. Marys, GA.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, March 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church, in the Chapel, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840. Interment is private.
 

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Helen Piotrowski

Helen Piotrowski, age 80, of Hackettstown N.J., died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J... Helen was born March 14, 1931 in Newburgh, NY. She is the daughter of the late Eugene and the late Edith Coutant. She married Theodore Piotrowski.

She was employed by High Acre Kennel, Long Valley NJ as the Owner/Operator.
Helen had a great love for animals

She is survived by her husband: Theodore Piotrowski and daughters Toni Piotrowski, Tammi Piotrowski. 6 Grandchildren,  Many Nephews & Nieces.

Predeceased by her brothers, Eugene Coutant, Howard Coutant, Predeceased sister, Carol.

The funeral will be held 7:00 pm on Friday, March 9 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840, with Rev Msg. Joseph Goode officiating.

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

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Terry J. Patterson

Terry J. Patterson, age 67, of Long Valley, NJ died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Scotch Plains, NJ. Terry was born July 5, 1944 in Newark, NJ. He is the husband of Edith (McWatters) Patterson and the son of Helen (Golembiewski) Patterson and the late Lester Patterson.

He was employed by Mount Olive Board Of Education as a Teacher.
Terry was a parishioner of Our Lady Of the Mountain R. C. Church, Long Valley, NJ. He was a member of the New Jersey Teachers Association; the Fishermans Association and he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and  teaching. He received his Masters Degree in Environmental Education from Montclair State University.

He is survived by his wife: Edith (McWatters) Patterson; his mother Helen (Golembiewski) Patterson; 2 Sons, James & his wife Sandi Patterson; Brian & his wife Jamie Patterson; 1 daughter, Jennifer & her husband Scott Shinkowski; 1 Brother, Peter & his wife Priscilla Patterson; 2 sisters, Susan & her husband Nick Varanelli; Pamela & her husband James Blind; 5 grandchildren, Brady, Nolan , Dylan, Connor And Samantha.



A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:30 am on Saturday, March 3 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev Msgr. Joseph Goode officiating. Interment is Private.

Calling hours will be Friday, March 2 from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2 E. Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853



 

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Doris K. Potter

Doris K. Potter, age 93, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J. Doris lived in Vasa Park, Budd Lake for the past 35 years, previously lived in North Arlington, NJ and was born June 12, 1918 in Jersey City, NJ.

She is the daughter of the late Albin and the late Helen Froling. She was married to the late Roger William Potter. 

She is survived by her son Charles "Chuck" and his wife Deborah Potter of Hackettstown, NJ
She was employed by Executone, Caldwell, NJ as a Bookkeeper. Doris was a member of Abiding Peace Lutheran Church, Budd Lake, NJ.  She was an avid reader and was a past member of the O.E.S. Chapter # 266. She was also a member of VASA, a Swedish organization.
 

Visitation on Monday, February 13, 2012, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a VASA service at 8:00 PM.
Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Interment will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VASA Park, 1 Vasa Dr., Hackettstown, NJ
 

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Jean M. Peppe

Jean M. Peppe, 93, died 1/11/2012 in Warren Hospital in Phillspburg, NJ. Jean lived in Belvidere, NJ and was born in Bayonne, NJ on 11/30/1918.

Jean was the wife of the Late Samuel F. Peppe, and daughter of The Late Joseph & Eugenia (nee Sekorska) Blazczak. Predeceased Brother:Eugene.

Jean is Survived by her son:Joseph Peppe, Belvidere, NJ; her daughter: Carole Ennis, Easton, PA.; Sisters: Wanda Millard, South Plainfieldm NJ and Irene Yancey, Maine.; Grandchildren: Tod & Jeffery Lange and Gabe Peppe; Great Grandchildren: Hunter, Raven, Tori, Madison and Caden.

Jean was a beloved Homemaker. She was a member of the Mountain Lake Fire Co. in Liberty Township, NJ. Jean was also a member of St Peter & Paul Church in Great Meadows, NJ.Jean loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed working on her home.

Visitation:Sunday 1/15/2012 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Cochran FUneral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ, 07840.

Services: Monday 1/16/2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter & Paul Church, 360 Route 46, Great Meadows, NJ, 07838.

In Lieu of Flowers: Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Sayracuse, NY, 13057.

Interment: Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ, 07838

 

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Anna Pastorello

Anna Pastorello, 84 died 01/08/2012 in Heath Village Community, Washington Twp. (Morris County), NJ with her loving family at her side. Anna lived in Lincoln Park NJ for 45 Years raising her children and grandchildren. Proir to 1966, Anna lived and was married in New York City and was born in New York City, NY on 11/21/1927.

Anna is the wife of Michael Pastorello, and the daughter of the Late Benedetto and Fortunata (nee Mancuso) Rausa.

Anna is survived by her Beloved Husband: Michale Pastorello at home,  2 Sons: Joseph and wife Maryann Pastorello, Long Valley, NJ., Benjamin and his wife Ann Pastorello, Marietta, GA., 2 Daughters: Anne Marie and her husband Joseph VanVooren, Hackettstown NJ, Joanne Pastorello, Manahawkin NJ, 1 Sister: Angelina and her husband Rocco Dimichino, Mt. Sinai, NY, 6 Grandchildren:  Christopher (wife Melissa), Nicholas Pastorello, Jeffery and Gregory Pastorello, Michael (wife Diana) VanVooren, Nicole VanVooren. Predeceased by 1 Sister: Rosalie Bellitto.

Anna retired as a Sales Associate employed by Macy's Stern's and Ohrbach's in NJ. While living in NYC, Anna also worked as a seamstress for high-end dressmakers.

Anna enjoyed sewing, baking, taking photographs and spending time with her family.

Visitation: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 HIgh Street, Hackettstown NJ, 07840.

Services: Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 13, 2012,at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ.

In Lieu of Flowers: Memorials to the American Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 or National Compassionate Hospice Foundation, 136 Garrett Avenue, Suite 2 North, Rosemont PA, 19010.

Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.

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