Obituaries

Alphabetical Listing - 2012 - 2020:
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Michael Robba

Michael J. Robba, 69, died unexpectedly due to COVID-19 on the 19th of April, 2020 in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Michael is survived by his mother, Ida Robba (Sewell), East Brunswick, New Jersey, his daughter Kimberly Schaffer and her husband Jason, Independence Township, New Jersey, his four grandsons Noah, Ari, Eden, and Ryan Schaffer, Independence Township, New Jersey, his sisters Dolores Ordille, Monroe Township, New Jersey, Patricia Nugent and her husband Don, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and Barbara Dipierro and her husband William Jr., Monroe Township, New Jersey, his brother Steven Robba, South Plainfield, New Jersey, as well as, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his father James Robba and his wife Shelley Robba (Rieser).

Michael was born on March 25, 1951 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to James and Ida Robba.  He graduated from East Brunswick High School and went on to study pre-med at Fairleigh Dickinson University before working for Bristol-Myers Squibb as a senior supervisor.  He married Shelley Rieser in 1974 and over time had a daughter Kimberly.  His daughter remembers him as a quiet yet extroverted, intelligent, humorous, kind, and gentle person.  He had a wise guy sense of humor and perfect smile.  Music was the essence of his being.  He played the saxophone, guitar, and tinkered with the autoharp. He was devoted to his loving wife Shelley and took care of her during her battle with cancer. 

A private funeral was held on April 23, 2020 at the German Valley Rural Cemetery in Long Valley, New Jersey.  Memorial donations can be made to:  Save the Music Foundation, P.O. Box 2096, New York, NY 10108-2096.

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Albert Francis Riley

 Albert Francis Riley, age 87, of Long Valley, formerly of Toms River and Jersey City, NJ died Monday, May 4, 2020.  Albert was born May 10, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late James and the late Ann (Kretchman) Riley.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Weber.
 
He proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956.  He retired from the NJ Real Estate Commission.  Albert was a lifetime member of the VFW, Jersey City, NJ, enjoyed woodworking and was an avid reader.  Most of all he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. 
 
He is survived by his devoted wife, Janet (Sayers) Riley, two daughters, Dawn Riley and husband Tim, Diahann Riley and husband Michael, his son, Douglas Riley and fiancee Patty, a brother, Richard Riley and wife Eleanor, his sisters, Linda Armstrong, Joyce Riley, eight grandchildren, Corrine, Marion, Alec, James, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Jered and Jackson.
Heartfelt gratitude to local first responders, Dr. Muenzen and staff, Atlantic Health System medical professionals and the Visiting Nurse Association. 
 
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
 
All services were private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840. www.cochranfuneral.com

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Sophie L. Raymond

Sophie L. Raymond, 84, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.  Born on August 26, 1935, Sophie lived in Mine Hill, NJ before moving to Hackettstown, NJ.  The youngest of seven children, Sophie was predeceased by her parents and her six brothers and sisters. 

 

Sophie is survived by her daughter Belinda Singe and Belinda’s husband Herb, and her son Gary Raymond and Gary’s wife Jennifer. Her grandchildren are Alexander Raymond and his wife Bea, Elizabeth Raymond, Heidi Singe and Herb William Singe. 

 

Sophie was employed by M&M/Mars in Hackettstown for many years. She loved working there and initially worked in the plant, then moved into the office where she worked as a financial specialist. Prior to working at M&M/Mars she was the Independence Township Court Clerk.  Through the court work she met her dear lifelong friend, Lorraine DelPalazzo.  When Sophie’s children were very young, she worked in the cafeteria at Central School in Great Meadows. Without a doubt, the most important job to Sophie was raising her children. Through her own fine example, she instilled the values of education, hard work and honesty. She repeatedly sacrificed and did without for herself, to provide for her children. Sophie attended all of their school, sports, Scouting, church and other events. She gave tirelessly of herself to raise her children and was proud of their accomplishments.

 

A longtime member of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sophie’s faith was very important to her.  Sophie’s four grandchildren graduated from the St. Mary’s School and Sophie helped with many fund raisers, activities and events at the school.    

 

When recently asked what was most important to her, she replied “my grandchildren.”  She loved her grandchildren and took so much pride in their accomplishments.  Sophie was quick to offer to baby sit, provide a meal, or transport the grandchildren to their many activities.  Each one felt special.  

 

Sophie was a kind person who was well liked and had wonderful friends throughout her life. Special thanks to all the caregivers and friends who were so very kind and thoughtful to her. They created a peaceful, caring environment for her, and our entire family was blessed with their professionalism and friendship.

 

"Services have been postponed at this time"  Celebration of Life to follow.   Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown NJ 07840.

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William J. Radon

William J Radon, age 82, of Hackettstown died Monday, February 10, 2020 at Andover Nursing Home in NJ.  William was born August 4, 1937.  All services are private. 

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.cochran funeral.com/ 

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Robert John Relovsky

Robert John Relovsky of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on January 6, 2020. He was 76 years old. Robert was born at Christ Hospital in Jersey City on May 8, 1943 to John and Mary Relovsky.
Bob went to high school at St. Josephs High School in West New York and graduated with a degree in Political Science from St. Peters College in Jersey City. A beloved husband, Bob married Catherine in 1965. Bob was fun-loving, supportive, and caring. He was an entrepreneur and a great presence in town, at one point owning 4 video stores in the area. He was always active and working on projects with his family, with passions for landscaping, decorating, and building. There was never a challenge he wouldn’t take on. An avid football and baseball fan, he loved watching his Jets and Yankees. Bob brought his jovial spirit, generosity, and amazing stories with him wherever he went. His wisdom and jokes were cherished by all of his loved ones.
Spending time with family was his greatest joy— He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Catherine, his children Laura Relovsky, Peter Relovsky and daughter-in-law Christine, and the late Mark Relovsky; grandfather to Olivia, Hannah, Zachary, Alexander and Evan; Brother to Thomas Relovsky and sister-in-law Marylou Relovsky,  Kenneth Relovsky and sister-in-law Claire Relovsky and the late Arthur Relovsky. As well as many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840 on Friday January 10, 2020 at 11:00am.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery immediately following the service.  Calling hours will be Thursday, January 9th, 2020 from 4-8pm.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochran funeral.com/

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Janet Rodriguez

 Janet Rodriguez, age 77, of Hackettstown died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Janet was born April 26, 1942 in Newark, NJ to the late Gerardo and Vincenza (Marchese) Corbo.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alonzo Rodriguez, her cherished son, Robert Rodriguez and a brother. 

She was a loving and devoted homemaker, who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  In addition she was a parishioner of the Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Long Valley, NJ, enjoyed spending time on the computer and watching the Food Network.. 

Janet is survived by her devoted daughter, Susan Falco and husband Giovanni "John", her adoring son, Joseph Rodriguez and wife Kristin, five grandchildren, Alex, Evan, Nicky, Haley and Robert,  a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 8 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Marchin Michalowski officiating.  Burial will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 7 from 4-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

For those desiring donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 or the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in memory of Janet.

 

Online condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

 

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Ruth Ann Roome

Ruthanne Roome, 67, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 3rd, 2020. 

A memorial service will be held at The First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, New Jersey on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11 am.

Ruthanne was raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey and graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1970. She earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work at Cedar Crest College in 1974. Earned an MSW at NYU in 1979. 

Ruthanne had a love for social work her initial job was at Mount Sinai hospital in East Harlem, NYC. During her time at Mount Sinai, she took a tour of Russian hospitals. During her career at Mount Sinai, she lived in Greenwich Village, NYC for 17 years. In 1994 Ruthanne moved back to Cedar Grove, NJ where she pursued her love for gardening. In 2001, moved to Budd Lake, NJ where she began her career at the Crane Fund Co. and raised her children Robert and Samantha Roome. 

Four years later she met John Trimmer who in 2007 became her devoted, loving, husband. 

She had a creative eye for nature, decorating, and photography.  Throughout the years she loved bringing nature indoors.

Ruthanne is survived by husband John Trimmer of 13 years, children, Robert and Samantha Roome, sister, Wendy Roome and spouse Alice Levine of Murray Hill, NJ. mother-in-law, Lavinia Trimmer of Califon, NJ, brother-in-law, Charles Trimmer of Sayreville, NJ and Eric Trimmer of Allentown, PA.

In Lieu of flowers send a contribution to the animal shelter of your choice.

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Timothy S Ryan

Timothy S. Ryan, 61, a resident of the Hackettstown area for over 30 years died at his home in Mansfield.  He was a native of Camillus, New York where he lived for the first 18 years of his life.  An Eagle Scout, Mr. Ryan graduated from West Genesee High School in 1976, having been a drummer in the Wildcat Marching Band, a perennial NY State champion that has won 35 NY State titles over 41 years, as well as the 1976 St Petersburg Festival of States National Field Show and Parade competitions.  Upon high school graduation, Mr. Ryan attended the University of Buffalo from which he graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering.  In 1974, he met the love of his life, Doreen Longo and after dating for 7 years they married in 1981.  The Ryans moved to Budd Lake, NJ in 1982 and Mr. Ryan began a 37-year career at Picatinny Arsenal.  During this time, he earned his MBA and traveled the globe supporting many federal military programs, becoming the Chief of Technology Transfer and International Programs for the US Army ARDEC.  This work earned him and his team a Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award and he was recognized by ARDEC in 2012 for Excellence in Technology Transfer.  Mr. Ryan was also awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal by the Secretary of the Army in 2019 for his outstanding achievements and exemplary performance; the first such honor bestowed on a Picatinny employee.
Away from work, Mr. Ryan was a dedicated family man, raising a daughter (Jessica), a son (Jonathan), and at least a dozen dogs and cats.  He enjoyed bicycling, traveling the 275 miles from Hackettstown to  Victor, NY with his brother Michael.  He also enjoyed camping, traveling, and basset hounds.  Mr. Ryan opened his home for family gatherings to celebrate holidays, christenings, first communions, graduations, and after the passing of his mother in 1997, Mr. Ryan’s father Ken was a regular guest.  He never forgot a birthday or your special milestone.
Mr. Ryan is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, his daughter Jessica of Queens, NY, his son Jonathan and his wife Danielle of Lebanon, PA, his granddaughters (Emma Lee and Olivia Rose), his brother Keith of Long Valley, NJ, his brother Michael of Victor, NY, 9 brothers/sisters-in-law, and 16 nieces/nephews.  Calling hours and a celebration of Mr. Ryan’s life will be held between the hours of 4 and 8 pm on Wednesday December 18th at Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St, Hackettstown, NJ.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org/, Memorial Sloan Kettering at https://giving.mskcc.org/colorectal-cancer, or the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation at https://karenannquinlanhospice.org.

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Dorothy G. Rupprecht

Dorothy Gassin Rupprecht entered into her eternal home Wednesday, November 13, 2019 after a century of life on earth. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, June 12, 1919, the only child of Grace and Henry Gassin, she grew up on a farm in North Brunswick and attended a two-room schoolhouse for the first years of her schooling. After graduating from New Brunswick High School in 1936, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from The New Jersey College for Women, which later became Douglass College.
Marrying her high school sweetheart Albert in 1940, they adapted well to the farm life, first on her family’s North Brunswick Georges Road acreage and later as they practiced “gentlemen farming” in Central Pennsylvania. She and Albert relocated to Mt. Olive Township in the 1990s, sharing life with their son’s family. The last seven years of her life she enjoyed the interaction at Paragon Village.
Her talents and creativity touched many. Countless babies stayed warm in her knitted creations while countless children and adults feasted on her soups and apple and pumpkin pies.  Writing was her passion. At the age of 8 she had a poem published in The New Brunswick Home News and was selected to compose the class poems in both 8th and 12th grade. Her contributions to the Creative Writing group at Paragon Village were warmly applauded.
Above all was her love for the Lord and his church. She was a member of Budd Lake Chapel as well as the Bible study groups at Paragon. Dorothy’s advice when interviewed by Mt. Olive/Hackettstown Life on the occasion of her 100th birthday celebration was simply, “Do something you like. Stay faithful, Make friends and keep friends. And be good to your family.” She lived those words.
She is survived by her son David (Ruth), grandchildren Jeffrey Otken, Kara Fink (Ian) and Kirk (Alicia) as well as great-grandchildren Jackie and Ella Otken, Dylan and Kayleigh Fink, Cadence, Cassidy and Elliette Rupprecht and Megan Otken. She was predeceased by her husband Albert, daughter Jean Otken and grandson Edwin Otken.
The viewing will be held at Budd Lake Chapel, 54 Sandshore Road on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:30 am followed by the service at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Budd Lake Chapel.
Funeral arrangments have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Clifford H. Roff

 Clifford H. Roff, age 87, of Hackettstown died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital of Morristown, NJ.  Clifford was born May 2, 1932.  He is the son of the late Harold and the late Bessy (Mingus) Roff.  

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

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Thomas Remick

Thomas Remick

June 30, 1928 – July 31, 2019

“Life is good.”

 

Thomas Remick, lifelong jokester, dedicated architect, devoted husband and father, and ranking elder of the extended family passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019 after a brief illness.

 

Tom was born at home in the small coal-mining town of Dickson City, Pennsylvania. He moved to Paterson, New Jersey in 1942 and then to Madison in 1972, where he resided upon his passing.

 

Tom graduated from Paterson Central High School in June 1946, where he was active in track and football. 

 

After high school he volunteered for the Army, attending basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. An excellent marksman, he was awarded the Expert Rifleman badge. Tom was assigned as a Cadre Platoon Leader for one cycle and served with the 6th Infantry Division occupation forces in South Korea as an 81 mm mortar gunner and squad leader.

 

After the Army he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where he was a member, historian and social director of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1952. In subsequent years he undertook advanced studies in New York City at Columbia University and the former Institute of Design and Construction and was also specially trained in fallout shelter design.

 

Tom was a registered architect in New Jersey and New York and with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He was also a registered professional planner in New Jersey and member of the American Institute of Architects, New Jersey Society of Architects and the Architects’ League of Northern New Jersey.

 

In more than fifty years of architectural practice, he rose from junior draftsman to Project Director, eventually overseeing more than $250 million of projects in a wide variety of building types, including educational, residential, commercial, industrial, military, science, and criminal justice. Some of his most notable projects included the seven-building mega-structure of Bergen Community College and various facilities for Rutgers University and Middlesex County College. He was the Field Architect for a major addition to the Sparta High School which was the first successful building systems fast track high school in New Jersey.

 

In his younger years, Tom was an expert downhill skier, starting in the era of wooden skis with lace-up leather boots. Speed skating was another special talent and love, and he was proud to have been a finalist in the Silver Skates competition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. During high school and college he enjoyed hiking, camping and canoeing with friends in the Adirondack Mountains.

 

Throughout life he enjoyed undertaking design/build projects for himself at his own residence as well as for family and friends, and creating artwork of various kinds. He was the winner of a national commercial art contest and in recent years began making his own greeting cards -- decorated with art and photos, written in his distinctive architectural handwriting, and addressed to their recipients in beautiful calligraphy.

 

Tom was pre-deceased by the love of his life, Lylo (Lee), to whom he was married for 46 years. He is survived by his children and 4 grandchildren: son Kenneth, and daughter Lani, as well as his two younger brothers:  Conrad and wife Norma (cousin of Lylo) of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY and Norman and wife Diane of Barnegat, NJ. He was also close with his brother-in-law Rainer Geschke of Germany and enjoyed his host of nieces and nephews both here and abroad.

 

The family extends deepest gratitude to the staff at Morristown Memorial Hospital and the Oaks at Denville Health Center for their compassionate care in Tom’s last days. A small, private memorial service will be held at a future date and Tom will be laid to rest at the Gate of Heaven Catholic Mausoleum in East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Tom asked that contributions be made to some of his favorite institutions in his beloved hometown of Madison: Madison Public Library, Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Madison Fire Department.

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Pascual "Pat" Rodriguez

 Pascual “Pat”  Rodriguez, 90, long time resident of Hackettstown, died peacefully at home on the evening of Friday, July 12, 2019. 

Pascual was born May 17, 1929 in Caguas , Puerto Rico to Concepcion Serrano and Cecilio Rodriguez. He married Anna Kinney, March 9, 1957 and they lived together in Vienna, NJ, then settled in Hackettstown in 1965. Together they raised 5 children. 

He leaves behind 3 children: Anita Rodriguez,  Ray Rodriguez and wife Amy, Don Rodriguez, 
10 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren..... 
He was preceded in death by Anna (wife), Ricky (son), and Lenny (son). 

Pascual was a talented buffer for Lackawanna Leather,  and Middletown Leather, Hackettstown, until its closing. He retired from Hackettstown Community Hospital’s Environmental Services. 

Private, caring, and professional services were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown. 

Special thanks to the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for guiding us through this journey. We will be forever grateful.

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Mary Rose Rossi

Mary Rose Rossi, 87, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Morristown Hospital.  She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing.  Mary is survived by her husband of 66 years, Michael A. Rossi., her five children, Celeste, Joseph, Anthony, Roselyn and Michael, Jr.  She had 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 
 
Mary grew up in Scranton, PA., graduated from Scranton High School in 1950, married and eventually moved to Hackettstown in 1960, where she resided the remainder of her life.  Mary was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown.  Mary was a member of the Legion of Mary, local prayer group and studied the bible.  Mary worked for M&M Mars for 30 years while supporting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She leaves a legacy of love, tenderness and generosity toward everyone she knew.  Mary was a kind, gentle person who loved God first and then her family.
 
Family and friends are welcome to visit the Cochran Funeral Home on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  A mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 11:00am.  After the mass the burial will take place at Hackettstown Union Cemetery. 
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/  

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Sylvester "Robert" "Sonny" Clayton Robinson

Our beloved husband and father, Sylvester Clayton Robinson, was born in Dalton, Missouri on September 19, 1937 to the late Reginald S. Robinson and Levana Robinson.  He was the youngest of five children.  Silently, he answered God’s call and the doors to heaven opened to receive him on Friday, June 21, 2019.
 
Sylvester, also known as “Sonny & Robert,” to close family members, was a pleasure to everyone he met.  He graduated from Dalton Vocational High School in May 1955.  He joined the United States Navy after graduation, attending the US Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois in October 1955. 
 
Sylvester served aboard the USS Coral Seas CV-43 Aircraft Carrier in 1956 and played in a band called “The Cougars”, of which he played Smoker and other local clubs in Norfolk, Virginia, in addition to various USO centers.  He later transferred to the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42 Aircraft Carrier.  It was during this time that Sylvester and The Cougars were invited to play The Hot Jazz Club in De Cannes in Cannes, France.  They played in a town square in Istanbul, and were requested by the King and Queen of Greece to attend and play in their palace gardens during the USS FDR Mediterranean Cruise
 
Throughout high school and his adult years, Sylvester liked playing basketball, drawing, painting, crafting and the love of music.  He played the guitar, piano and liked building computers and watching westerns.  Sylvester got his love of music from his father, Reginald, who could play almost any musical instrument except piano, without formal training.  That gift was passed to Sylvester who then passed this music ability to his son Daryl, who is a musician and music teacher. 
 
Sylvester met Katherine Combs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Together, they had one son, Daryl Combs Robinson, born December 23, 1970.  They were married in Millbourne, Pennsylvania on November 24, 1973.
 
Sylvester was employed by AT&T as a Building Operations Manager for over 33 before his retirement in 1999.  He had previously worked as an installer for Western Electric in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
In health and throughout his illness, Sylvester was a loving, generous, kind-hearted husband, father and friend.  Sylvester also enjoyed family reunions, going to the movies with his son Daryl and friends, road trips to visit family, building and fixing things, fishing with his son and buddies from work.  Long conversations with his wife Kathy, He collected sports cards and memorabilia.  Listening to music and seeing shows. He was featured as a local artist at the Mount Olive Public Library which displayed pieces of his artwork.
 
 
Sylvester leaves to rejoice in his memory: his devoted wife, Katherine C. Robinson; his loving son, Daryl C. Robinson; his God-daughter, Tiffany E. Whittington;  one Brother, William (deceased) Robinson; three sisters, Frances (Regina) Robinson of Columbus, Missouri, Clarona (Solon, both deceased)Watkins, and Julia (Leroy, deceased) Drake of Atlanta, Georgia; three Sisters in law, Josephine (William) Robinson, Shirley (Paul) Evans, and Eleanor Combs; one Brother in law, James H. Combs and  a multitude of loving family members, loved ones and close friends.

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 high Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 4-8 pm.

A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Mountain avenue, Hackettstown on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11 am.  Please meet at the cemetery.


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

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Theresa F Ragusky

Theresa F. Ragusky, age 88, of Liberty Township died Monday, June 17, 2019.  Theresa was born June 26, 1930 in St. Clair, PA. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Bieleak) Boris. 

She was employed by Hackettstown Police Department as a Crossing Guard and as a police Matron.  She was predeceased in death by her husband Raymond Ragusky in 2012.    

She is survived by 3 children, Ray and wife Mary Beth, Carol and husband Robert, and Martin.  5 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Matthew, Christopher, Kendal, and Paige.  3 step grandchildren, Kristen, Travis, and Sophie.  1 great grandchild, Nolan and 2 step great grandchildren, Eden, and Wilder.       


A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at St. Mary's church of the assumption with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating.  Entombment will be in St. James Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/
 

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Dr. Muralidhar G. Reddy

It is with deep sorrow that we wish to inform you of the passing of 

Dr. Muralidhar G. Reddy.

 

Dr. Reddy was beloved and highly regarded as a physician. He was a source of strength and healing to all who knew him.

While we grieve his loss, we take comfort in knowing that he is at peace. 

 

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, June 2 from 10:30am - 3:30pm.

 

Location:

 

Akbar Restaurant 

21 Cortlandt St.

Unit 1

Edison, NJ 08837

 

 

 

 

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Al Rogulski

ROGULSKI, Al, 52 of Largo, FL. passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019. Al was born on August 6, 1966 in Bronx, New York to the late Stanisalaw & Anatalia (Hajder) Rogulski. He moved to Florida in 2012 from Manalapan, NJ. Al was a business owner and a member of the Bridgepoint Church in Seminole. Al enjoyed scuba diving, biking, running, boating & fishing. A true outdoorsman.

He is survived by a son Justin Rogulski of Northport, FL and a daughter Kristen Rogulski of Venice, FL along with a granddaughter Madeleine Guijosa, girlfriend Mary Jean Corsini and sisters Lucyna Spitz, Teresa Singley, Donna Rogulski. As well as brother Wesley Rogulski. And was predeceased by brother Adam Rogulski.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be offered to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1-4 pm with services to begin at 3:30 with the Rev. Antony Arockiadoss officiating.

Entombment of Ashes will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ


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Grace O. Russo

 Grace Odilia Sparta Russo, the only child of the late Santo Joseph Sparta and the late Amelia Mildred Fatta Sparta passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Heath Village Healthcare Unit in Hackettstown, NJ with her loving daughter, Stephanie and devoted son-in-law Doug by her side.

She was 86 years old, born on August 16, 1932 in Phillipsburg, NJ.  Her husband was the late Salvatore Paul Russo (Died 04/04/00).  They were married nearly 46 years and High School sweethearts.

Grace was a 1950 Graduate of St. Phillip & St. James Parochial High School, Phillipsburg, New Jersey.  She worked for 4 years for the former Dixie Cup Company in Easton, Pennsylvania as a Steno Secretary in the Research and Development Department.  Following this position, she was a homemaker.

Grace loved playing the piano, doing crossword and word search puzzles and watching cooking shows.  Grace was a member of Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown, NJ as well as the Altar Rosary Society.  Everyone that knew her remembers her warm heart.  She would do anything for her family and friends and was blessed to spend her last 2 1/2 years with her Daughter and Family living with her.

She has three children.  Stephen and his wife Davina of Camden, NJ, George and his wife Janet of Martins Creek, PA and Stephanie Stepanchuk and her husband Doug who resided with her in Hackettstown, NJ.  Stephanie was her caregiver for the last year and a half.  Grace is also survived by 5 grandchildren, George and his wife Caitlin of Martins Creek, PA, Nicholas of Bangor, PA, Jonathan of Bangor, PA, Geena of Martins Creek, PA and Isabella Grace Stepanchuk who resided with her in Hackettstown, NJ.  Grace lost her beloved grandson, Michael James Russo in September 2007 at the age of 19. Her great grandchildren are Brett Salvatore Russo of Martins Creek, PA, Jamie Ana Russo of Martins Creek, PA and Dominic Michael Russo of Bangor, PA.

Visitation hours will be Wednesday, May 15 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 AM, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Interment will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family c/o the funeral home in memory of Grace.

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David J. Ryan

David J. Ryan, 70, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Born in Jersey City, NJ, David was the son of the late John & Ruth Ryan.
David was employed by Chu & Gassman of Union, New Jersey as a comptroller. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Rita M. Slachetka who passed away on March 23, 2018.
David is survived by two brothers in law, Joseph Slachetka and his wife, Myra; Mark Slachetka and his wife, Winnie and one sister in law, Norine Melillo and her husband, Thomas. Nieces and Nephew Meg Slachetka, Sarah Thakkar, Karen Slachetka and Michael Melillo.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00pm this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2:00pm until the time of the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers; please consider the First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey, 07840, in memory of David.

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Lois K. Robertson

Lois Elizabeth (Kopp) Robertson, 95, of Hackettstown died on Friday, March 22 at the House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ. She was born on March 15, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ, daughter of the late George J. and Georgia Mae (Valk) Kopp. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, J. Herbert Robertson Jr. who passed away in 2013. Lois began her career as an executive secretary at the Curtiss-Wright Corp in Caldwell, NJ and,after raising a family, returned to work at Kinnelon High School in Kinnelon, NJ. She was a faithful member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown at the time of her death, and before that was an active member of women’s groups at the Columbus, NJ, Wesley Methodist Church and the Butler Methodist Church. Lois enjoyed and excelled at many artistic hobbies, including sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, and baking for family and friends. After retiring, she also obtained a business license for “Floral Art” creating arrangements and wall hangings using dried and silk flowers. Lois was also known for her beautiful penmanship and love of letter-writing to friends and family. She is survived by 2 daughters, Marilyn and husband Nasrallah Misk of Jackson Heights, NY and Elaine and husband Richard Warren, Chester, NJ; 3 grandchildren, Jonathan Misk and Sarah and Eric Warren; brother-in-law Bruce and wife Lois Robertson of Ringwood, and sisters-in-law Gloria Robertson of Stirling and Jean Kopp also of the House of the Good Shepherd. Lois was predeceased by her brother George J Kopp, Jr and her sister Janet Finnamore. Visitation will be on Monday, March 25, 2019, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Interment will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 with a graveside service at 11:00 AM (please meet at the cemetery) at Laurel Grove Cemetery, 295 Totowa Rd, Totowa, NJ 07512. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the House of the Good Shepherd, Shepherd’s Fund, 798 Willow Grove St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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Thomas Ryan

Thomas Ryan of Allamuchy, beloved son, father and brother passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2019.  He was 54 years old.

Thomas was a computer database administrator by trade, however music was his passion.  A gifted musician Tom was happiest behind the microphone or holding a guitar, even more so when ‘jamming’ with his sons, Billy, Glenn and Frank.  Tom could pick up and play just about any instrument and used those abilities to play with multiple recording artists and bands throughout his life.

When not playing out he loved watching football (mostly the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, the two favorite places he lived), playing fantasy football with his dad, playing piano with his mother and continually finding new ways to tease his sister.  A loving uncle he supported his nephew’s and niece’s interests in music and coin collecting.  Most of all he loved spending time with his kids, going to concerts, deep sea fishing, playing video games and just hanging out.

Thomas is survived by his father and mother, Thomas and Catherine, and his sons, William, Glenn and Frank. He is also survived by his sister Cathy “Cassie” Keenan her husband Chris, nephew Chris and niece/goddaughter Kelcie as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins, all who will miss him dearly.

Viewing will be held for family and friends on Sunday March 24th at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:30 am at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, Hackettstown, NJ.   

 

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Carol Patricia Russo

 Carolyn Patricia Russo “Carol”, age 61, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Compassionate Care Hospice, Dover, NJ.  Carol was born August 10, 1957 in Yonkers, NY to the late John and Sandra (Hoyt) Woolf.   

She was employed by QuickChek, Hacksttstown, NJ as their Food Service Manager for the past 17 years.  Carol was an avid reader, enjoyed a good cup of tea, and was a NY Yankees fan.  Most of all she loved spending time with her devoted husband, children and grandchildren. 

Carol is survived by her beloved husband, Nicholas Russo, Jr., her cherished children, Chris Russo and wife Beth, Joseph Russo and wife Jen, Nicole Russo and companion Anthony Monica, her brother, Edward and wife Jodi, 2 sisters, Ann and husband Sam, Victoria and husband Bruce, 7 grandchildren, Makenzi, Beckett, Zane, Ryan, Austin, Paxton, Hayden and many extended family members and friends. 

The funeral will be held 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Burial is private at the request of the family.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1-5 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Overlook Hospital, Dept. of Neurology, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summitt, NJ  07901 in memory of Carol Russo.

 

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Anthony Reed

Anthony Reed, 71, of Washington Township, NJ, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Born December 31, 1946 in Easton, PA, Anthony was the son of the late John D. & Rose Marie (Colaluce) Reed, Sr.

Anthony lived in Warren County all of his life and was a graduate of the Hackettstown High School. After high school, Anthony served in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War, then after, he continued his studies at Lafayette College and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to his retirement, Anthony was employed by the Elastimold Corporation as an electrical engineer, as head of Research and Development program. 

Anthony loved to play Golf, it was his number one sport! Any chance he would get to be on a golf course, that is where you would find him.

 Mr. Reed is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Patricia Jensen Reed. One brother; John D. Reed, Jr and his spouse Glen Ritchie of Woodland Park, NJ; three sisters, Donna M. Reed of Schnecksville, PA, Patricia J. Willauer and her husband, Dean of Saylorsburg, PA & Barbara L. Reed of East Stroudsburg, PA. One Niece, Jamie L. Reed, Step-mother, Dolores Reed.
 
He was predeceased by his beloved son, Sean Anthony Reed in 1977.

Visitation will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral services will be on Saturday, 1:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Grace H Roche

Grace H. Roche passed away at her home in Great Meadows on October 7, 2018.  She was born on October 27, 1923 in West New York, NJ to Rose and Pasquale Sarandria.  Grace is preceded in death by her loving husband, John, and three sisters, Evelyn, Louise and Dorothy.  She is survived by her daughter, Mary Beth Caldwell, son-in-law, Bobby, and her pride and joy, Katie Moriarty her granddaughter, and her sister, Rita Sarandria of Las Vegas.
Grace was a graduate of Battin High School in Elizabeth, NJ.  She spent most of her career at Accurate Bushing Company in Garwood, NJ, where she resided for 42 years before moving to Great Meadows in 2002. 
She met her husband, John in 1952 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.  They thoroughly enjoyed ballroom dancing, and they danced together for many decades.  Grace was an avid sports fan and especially loved The Yankees, The Giants and The Devils.  She loved music and spent the last 16 years of her life in the music world.  A lover of animals, Grace spent many years surrounded by the family horses, dogs, cats and chickens.  Most of all she loved her family, and showered them with love, kindness and generosity.  Heaven has truly gained an angel. 

A funeral mass we be held on October 12, 2018 at St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church at 11am.  The burial will take place at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery following the funeral mass.  Calling hours are Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Cochran Funeral Home Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.    
Considering the family’s love of horse racing, in lieu of flowers please donate to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at www.pdjf.org or PDJF P.O. Box 803, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or call (630) 595-7660.

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

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Florence E. Rafalko

 Florence E. Rafalko, 95, of Great Meadows, NJ, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Hackettstown, NJ.  Born in Plainfield, NJ on December 2, 1922, Florence was the daughter of the late Stanley and Evelyn Zych Hanzel.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband Alexander “Boots” Wicki, second husband, Walter Rafalko, Sr., sister, Virginia Wicki,  son, Alexander Wicki, and son-in-law, George Wilk, Sr.  She lived Great Meadows, NJ most of her life.  She was raised during the depression era living on her family’s small farm on Hissim Road in Hope, NJ where she and her sister Virginia learned to be self-sufficient.  

Later, Florence ran the family's produce farm and roadside vegetable stand for several years.  She had a great love for gardening and cultivating the beautiful flowers she sold and gave away.  She had a great love for canning fruits and vegetables from her garden and took great pride in teaching others this skill.

Florence also worked as a waitress at the Panther Valley Country Club, in Allamuchy, NJ; Larison’s Turkey Farm, in Chester, NJ, and The Buckhorn Restaurant of Columbia, NJ.  She was a charter member and former deaconess of the Hackettstown Seventh Day Adventist Church and was an avid reader of the Bible.

Florence was a resident of The House of Good Shepherd for the past 2-½ years, where she was well loved and cared for by staff and friends.

Florence is survived by her children, Nancy Wilk, Jeff Wicki, Peter Wicki and wife Heather.  She is also survived by her uncle, Ray Hanzel of Plainfield, NJ, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren as well as one great-great grandchild.  Florence had many beloved friends, nieces, and nephews and all will greatly miss her.

 A Memorial service will be held on December 16, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Hackettstown Seventh-day Adventist Church 927 County Rd 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Interment will take place at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838, following the service.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

 

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Joseph J. Rogers

Joseph J. Rogers, 82 of Mansfield Township, NJ died Saturday August 11th at home with his family at his side. Joe was born in Easton, PA a son of the late John Howard O’Malley Rogers and Kathleen Daley Rogers. He is a graduate of Easton Catholic High School, East Stroudsburg State Collage where he earned his BA and Seton Hall University where he received his Master’s degree in school administration. He began his teaching career at Franklin Twp. School in Warren County where he taught 7th grade. Joe moved on to Ridgefield High School where he taught 7th grade Social Studies and then to Ironia School in Randolph Twp., NJ where he taught 6th grade and was the Assistant Principal from 1968 to 1980. He moved back to the classroom at the Center Grove School in Randolph Twp. where he taught until his retirement in 1994. Joe served in the US Naval Reserve 1954-1958 and then in the US Army 1958-1961 He is a 52 year member of Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Schooleys Mountain, NJ. He served as a member of the Mansfield Township Board of Education and also served a term on the Township Committee. He was a member of the NJEA and is a member of the New Jersey Retired Teachers Association. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by 3 siblings, Janice Rogers, Kathleen “Jeanne” Morrone and John Howard Rogers. Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara (nee Brattain) Rogers a son, Joseph J. Rogers, Jr., 2 daughters, Donna McPhillips, Laurie Kennedy and her husband Michael, a brother James Rogers and his beloved grandchildren, Olivia Kennedy, Megan McPhillips, Nicholas Kennedy, Grace Kennedy and Sean McPhillips. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday August 16th at 11 am at Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853 , Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Friends may call on Wednesday August 15th from 4 – 8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 To leave an online condolence go to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Stanley Runyon, Jr.

Stanley Runyon, Jr, 65, of Washington, NJ, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 6, 2018. Born in Easton, Pa., Stanley was the son of the late Stanley & Marjorie Richards Runyon, Sr. Stanley was raised in Hackettstown and has lived in Washington for the past 10 years. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Runyon was employed by the former M&M Mars Candy Company of Hackettstown in the production line. He is survived by one brother, James F. Runyon and his wife Theresa of Independence Twp., NJ. Two Aunts; Louise Karl & Harriet Gaworlwicz of Washington, NJ. He was also survived by many loving cousins. Viewing and funeral services will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with services beginning promptly at noon. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stanley's name to your local A.S.P.C.A.

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Violet Rycroft

Violet Rycroft, age 83 of Great Meadows, NJ, died peacefully in her bed on Monday, July 9, 2018. Violet was born in New York City to her loving parents Lillian and Michael, both from Ireland. She was raised in the Bronx and later in Queens, NY. When she married her husband Alan from Yonkers, NY, they decided to settle down in New Jersey, where they raised their two children and lived for most of the next 55 years, calling Rutherford, then Edison, and then Rutherford again their home. Along with her beloved Alan, who passed away in 2012 she enjoyed traveling the globe throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America, fixing up old houses and boats, taking care of stray animals, and hosting or visiting friends and family both in the US and abroad. Working most of her adult life, she was a capable administrator, supporting business executives, NJ state elected officials, and the borough of Rutherford until forced to retire. Violet was always the voice of reason in any situation, as well as the life of the party. Her rare combination of elegance, spunk, and kindness touched all who knew her everywhere she went. Violet is survived by her sisters Audrey and Anne, brother Robert, son Stephen and his wife Gail, daughter Suzanne and her partner Brian, granddaughter Jessica and her husband Tom, grandson Brent, and great-grandson Desmond. Services will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home in Hackettstown, NJ on July 21 at 4pm with visitation beginning at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice or the Heath Village Friendship Fund.

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Carmela D. Rusciano

Carmela D. Rusciano, 92, died Friday, June 22, 2018, at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. She had been a resident of the House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown since January 2018. She was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, and was a marketing analyst for the former Schering-Plough Corporation in Kenilworth, NJ. She also resided in Brick, NJ, Vuquay-Varina, NC, and Lakewood, NJ, before relocating to Hackettstown. Carmela was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, George C. Rusciano, and her daughter, Dolores Stach.She is survived by her brother Nicolas Consiglio of Freehold, NJ; daughters Janis Cox of Great Meadows, NJ, and Georgia Grant of Sarasota, FL; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, on Monday, June 25, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, June 26th, at 10:30 am at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 302 High Street, Hackettstown.Entombment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food for the Poor at foodforthepoor.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Nancy Romero

 Nancy Romero, age 70, of Laurence Harbor, NJ died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Raritan Bay Hospice of Perth Amboy, NJ.  Mrs. Romero was born March 15, 1948 in Morristown, NJ. She is the daughter of John L. and the late Irene (Morgan) Grace.    

She was formerly employed by Walmart, Mansfield, NJ as a Sales Woman. 

She is survived by her husband: Julio Romero, her father John Grace and step mother Patricia, her brother, John Grace and sister, Jeannine Svard.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11 am at Union Cemetery, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. 

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Theodore Radzewicz

Theodore "Ted, Razz" Radzewicz passed away on April 5, 2018.  He is predeceased by his wife Dee Radzewicz.  Ted was a musician, playing the trombone, Piano and banjo.  He enjoyed nature walks and wildlife.  He is survived by a daughter, Sue Guest of Hackettstown and her husband, Jan Guest, two grandchildren, Erica Guest of Belvidere, NJ, and Jared Guest of Nashville, TN.  He is also survived by three great grandsons, Jason, Shawn, and R.J.  He will be missed by his family, Rest in peace, Pop Pop.

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Rita M.Slachetka Ryan

 Rita M. Slachetka Ryan, age 68, of Hackettstown died Friday, March 23, 2018 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Rita was born February 14, 1950 in Newton, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Barbara (Mooney) Slachetka. Also predeceased by nephew Jeffrey Melillo.   

 
She was formerly employed by Hackettstown Regional Medical Center as a Registered Dietitian, previous to that she was employed by Kittatiny School District, Newton, NJ as a Teacher.  Rita was a devoted and loving homemaker who enjoyed the time she spent with her friends and family.  
 
She is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years: David Ryan, two brothers; Joseph Slachetka and wife Myra, Mark Slachetka and wife Winnie, one sister, Norine Melillo and husband Thomas, three nieces, Meg Slachetka, Sarah Thakkar and Karen Slachetka, one nephew, Michael Melillo.
 
The funeral will be held 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Cremation is private.
 
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com
 

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Margaret A. Riley

 Margaret A Riley, age 66, of Whippany formerly of Hackettstown, NJ died Friday, March 16, 2018 at Care One, Whippany, NJ.  Margaret was born November 24, 1951 in Waukegan, IL. She is the daughter of the late Joseph Andrew and Gloria (Sears) Riley.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Riley and her sister, Mary Kathleen Riley.

Margaret dedicated herself to grant writing for Non Profit Organizations, she received her Master’s Degree in English at Rutgers, University.

She is survived by; her brothers, Kevin Riley and wife Patricia, Michael Riley and wife Tracey, many nieces and nephews. 

All services are private.

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Daniel L. Reed

 Daniel L. Reed, age 62, of Succasunna, NJ died Monday, February 5, 2018 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Dan was the son of the late Berlin and Olive (DeGroat) Reed.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Jason Reed and Berlin Lyle Reed.


Survived by: Pat Weber of GA, Cynithia Makin of NJ, Jackie Rixford of Pa, Molly Rixford of NC.

All services are private.

 

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John F. & Dawn D. Rodriguez

John F. Rodriguez, age 52 and Dawn D. Rodriguez, age 49 of Hackettstown, NJ died Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Mr. And Ms. Rodriguez were both born in New York City, NY.  

Dawn was employed by the Bank of New York, Somerset, NJ as a Manager and, John was employed as an Iron Worker and a member of Union Local #46, Manhattan, NY. Together they worked hard to create a beautiful and loving home for their beloved children, Selena and Victor.

They are survived by their children, Selena Nicole and Victor James, Dawn’s mother, Anne Lakely, John’s mother, Mary Rodriguez, Dawn’s brother, James Lakely and his wife Karen, John’s brother, Mark A. Rodriguez and his wife Ann, his 2 sisters, Tara A. Jennings and her husband Rich,  and sister Elena M. Rodriguez, several nieces and nephews.

Dawn and John were preceded in death by Dawn’s father, Hugh Lakely and John’s father, Eli Rodriguez.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 23 at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating. Cremation will be private.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 4-8 pm and Monday, January 22, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Judith A. Reiser

 Judith A. Reiser “Judy” passed away January 16, 2018 at the age of 56. Judy was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Kearny, NJ. She later moved to Great Meadows, NJ with her family where she lived for 20 years.

For the past 10 years she resided in Hackettstown NJ. She started and ran her own successful home cleaning business for 15 years. Judy had many creative talents. She designed and created original stained glass pieces and enjoyed restoring antique furniture. She had a passion for landscape design. You could always find her outdoors tending to any one of her many gardens. She had a deep and profound love of all animals. Countless animals were rescued and cared for by Judy over the course of her life. She is a graduate of the Chamberlain College of Nursing where she received her Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in nursing with top honors. She loved her job as a registered nurse at Kindred Healthcare and House of the Good Shepard. Judy was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister and daughter. She loved and lived for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Cristina Reiser and husband Tim Orfield, son, Mark Reiser, grandson, Logan Reiser, her mother, Agnes Catena, father, John Catena and stepmother Ellen Catena, her sister, Deborah Sharples and husband Dennis, her sister, Michele DeRocker and husband Joe, her brother, Joseph Catena, stepsister, Kim Alfieri and husband Louie, stepsister, Lynn Zazalli and husband Ed, stepsister, Jeana Rivas and husband John, stepbrother, Nick Luciano and wife Sarah, niece, Danielle (Sharples) Lang and husband Carl, nieces, Alyssa Sharples, Laura Catena, Jennifer Catena, Rosie Zazalli, Alison Alfieri, Savannah Luciano, nephews, Joseph DeRocker, Matthew Derocker, Eddie Zazzali, Sam Zazzali, John Rivas, Jorge Rivas, Christopher Alfieri, Louie Alfieri, and her beloved cats, Amber, Misty, Nora and Professor Lavar.

Judy was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Catena.

A visitation and memorial service will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Saturday January 20, 2018 from 10am - 2pm with memorial services beginning at 1:30pm.

For those desiring, donations may be made in memory of Judy to the ASPCA, or Animal Welfare Association of NJ (AWA).

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John Roman

 John Roman, age 63, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at home.  Mr. Roman was born November 8, 1954 in Iselin, NJ. He was the son of the late Joseph and Alexia (Larson) Roman. 

He was previously employed by JR Cigars, Whippany, NJ as a Salesman for many years.  John enjoyed watching old movies and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his brothers, James Roman, Michael Roman and wife Kathy, 3 nieces, Jaqueline, Katie, Jennifer and her husband Jeremy, a great nephew, Johan, a great niece, Grace, 3 cousins, Drew, Tim, Paul and their mother, Genevieve Hayes.  

A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11 am at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, NJ. Cremation was private.

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Paul James Roberts

Paul James Roberts, age 59, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at home.  Mr. Roberts was born September 11, 1958 in Newark, NJ. He was the son of Patricia (Coyle) Madden and the late Harold Madden. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Madden.

He was currently employed with Agfa, Branchburg, NJ as an Analytical Lab Technician for over 31 years.  Paul was an avid car enthusiast, enjoyed going to car shows, loved watching Star Trek, reading and politics.

He is survived by his former wife, Christine Roberts, his daughter, Samantha Roberts and fiancé Mathew Mondoro, 3 sons, William Roberts and companion Samantha Baxter, Joseph Pezzanite and girlfriend Linda Smallberger, Josh Pezzanite and wife Denise, his mother, Patricia (Coyle) Madden, his brothers, Brian Madden and companion Justin Eltz, Sean Sopko and wife Gail, his sisters, Raegan Jordan and husband Robert, Maureen Madden and husband Roy Ramos, 4 Grandchildren; Mia, Max, Gabe and Emma, and many beloved nieces and nephews.  

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at at 5:30 pm Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  

Visitation hours will be Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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

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Stacey Reynolds

Stacey Rae'Lee Reynolds, 10 days old, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Born in Newton, NJ., Stacey was the daughter of Evan M. Reynolds & Corey R. Fricke. In addition to her parents, Stacey is survived by a brother, Lucas E. Reynolds and a sister, Savannah Reynolds. Paternal Grandparents, Jennifer Reynolds & Michael Schwenderman of Phillipsburg, NJ. Maternal Grandfather, Shawn R. Fricke of Hackettstown, NJ. Also, she is survived by many Aunts, Uncle's and Cousins. Stacey was predeceased by her grandmother, Stacey Kennedy. A memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral services will be at the conclusion of the visitation hours. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Cochran Funeral Home in order to defray the families funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Leo M. Reisberg

Leo M Reisberg, age 85, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Morris Plains, NJ.  Leo was born May 24, 1932 in New York City, NY. He is the son of the late Soloman and the late May (Englander) Reisberg.  He married Hatsuko Kochi. 
He served in the Army from 1949 to 1969.  He was employed by St Barnabus, Livingston, NJ as an LPN. 
He is survived by his wife, Hatsuko (Kochi) Reisberg, 2 sons, Sam Reisberg and Leo Reisberg, 2 daughters, Mary Ann Johnson, and Kazumi Maenza, and 5 grandchildren,3 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by 2 sisters, Ruth Gittleman, Molly Miller and grandson, Sammy Doko Reisberg.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Mario Spadoro officiating.
The burial will take place at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown NJ 07840 immediately following the memorial service.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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John "Jack" D. Reed, Sr.

John D. Reed, Sr. “Jack”, age 92, of Hackettstown died Monday, November 27, 2017 at home.  Mr. Reed was born October 24, 1925 in Scranton, PA. He is the son of the late Frederic and Viola (Schupp) Reed.    In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife Rose (Colaluce) Reed in 1975 and his grandson, Sean.

Jack was formerly employed by NY Times, New York City, NY as a Printer retiring in 1990 after 28 years of service.  He graduated from the Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, NJ Class of 1943.  Jack proudly served in the US Navy Seabees during World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the European and the Pacific Theaters and received the French Legion of Honor medal for his participation in the liberation of France.  In addition he received numerous medals for his service during the war.  Jack was a life member of the American Legion, DAV, Seabee Vets of America and the VFW.  He was a charter member of the Warren County War Memorial Corp. and a proud member of the American Legion Police. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Dolores Reed, 3 daughters, Donna Reed, Barbara Reed and Patty Willauer and husband Dean, 2 sons, Anthony “Tony” Reed and wife Pat,  John D. Reed, Jr. and spouse, Glenn, 2 brothers, Robert Reed, Raymond Reed, 7 grandchildren , 12 great grandchildren and 4 stepchildren.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ following services.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 30 from 4-8 pm  and Friday, December 1, 2017 from  10-11 am at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 in memory of Jack. 

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Ian W. Reinecker

 Ian Reinecker, age 39, resident of Hackettstown, NJ died Friday November 10, 2017 at Morris Hills Rehabilitation Center in Morristown, NJ. He was born on July 26, 1978 in Denver, CO.

Ian was a graduate of Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, NJ and also served in the U.S. Navy from 1996 until 2001. He was currently employed at Thomas & Betts in Hackettstown, NJ.

He is survived by his father Erich, of Wilmington, DE, his mother Venita (Odie) of Hackettstown, NJ, and his two brothers Derek and David. His loving partner Melyssa held his hand as he passed away peacefully. May he Rest In Peace.  All service are private at the request of the family. 

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

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Tyler A. Reid

 

 
 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Tyler Reid announces his passing, on
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, at the age of 25.
 
 Tyler was born on May 20th, 1992, to Raymond and Valerie Reid. Tyler is survived by his father, Raymond Reid, step-mother, Maureen Reid, and his three siblings, Alexis Reid, Raymond Reid Jr., and Charles Reid and their families. Tyler is predeceased by his mother, Valerie Reid.
 
Tyler will be lovingly remembered by his father, siblings, family, and friends. Tyler
always had a lively spirit and a contagious smile that filled the room.
 
 A celebration of Tyler’s life will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 4:00-8:00p.m., at Cochran’s Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
 
For those wishing to leave online condolences please visit www.cochranfuneral.com.
 
 
 
 

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Rosa Maria Rojas del Rojas

 Rosa Maria Rojas De Rojas, age 71, of Hackettstown, NJ formerly of Ecuador died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at home.  Rosa was born January 1, 1946 in Ecuador. She is the daughter of the late Samuel and Maria Rocio (Orellana) Rojas.  In addition to her parents Rosa is preceded in death by her 2 sons, Luis Guillermo, Luis Antonio and 1 daughter, Nancy del Rocio. 

She was previously employed by Allen Industries, Rockaway, NJ.  Mrs. Rojas was devoted to her faith and prayed the rosary every day.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing and spending precious time with her family. 

She is survived by her 6 children, Maria Guillermina Rojas, Lucia Rojas, Norma Rojas, Nelson Rojas, Nestor Marcelo Rojas and Gonzalo Rojas.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Friday, September 1 at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Christian officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following the mass.

Visitation hours will be Thursday, August 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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William G. Robinson

 William G. Robinson, age 89, of Hackettstown, formerly of Newton, NJ and Naples, Florida died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Compassionate Care Hospice of Dover, NJ.  William was born August 8, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He was the son of the late Seth and Marjorie (Towle) Robinson.  In addition to his parents William was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan E. Kopp Robinson.

He owned and operated Twice Blessed Gifts & Framing, Atlanta, GA, enjoyed fishing and cribbage.  William attended the University of Vermont. 

He is survived by his loving daughter, Jill Harding, his cherished son, Kirk Robinson and wife Kitty, a brother Thurston T. Robinson and wife Marcia, 2 granddaughters, Lindsey Robinson Harding and Charlotte Jillian Harding.

Cremation was private.

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Dana L Russo

 Dana L. Russo, age 22, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at West Palm Beach, FL.  Dana was born January 31, 1995 in Hackettstown. She is the daughter of Eugene and Susan (Svopa) Russo. 

Dana was very creative, she enjoyed making jewelry and searching for beautiful tapestries. Dana was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Christopher and Rose Russo and maternal grandmother, Carolee Svopa.

She is survived by her loving parents,  Eugene and Susan (Svopa) Russo, her cherished sister, Alena Russo, her maternal grandfather, Robert Svopa, Sr. her uncles; Christopher Russo and wife Christine, Michael Russo, Robert Svopa and wife Diane, Michael Svopa and wife Millie and several cousins.

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, August 26 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Michael Drury officiating.

Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NJSPCA, 1119 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 or to Common Sense for Animals, 2420 NJ-57, Stewartsville, NJ  08886 or to 11th Hour Rescue, 861 Route 10 East, Randolph, NJ 07869 in memory of Dana.

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Richard C. Rancitelli

Richard C. “Rick” Rancitelli, artist and husband of Victoria Kenny, died suddenly Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Hackettstown.

Born January 18, 1954 in Newark, N.J. to the late William A. and Katherine (Figliuolo) Rancitelli, Rick was proud of his Italian heritage. He venerated Renaissance artists, cherished an ancestor who marched with Garibaldi, and spoke with insight about Italian-American culture.

Like so many other New Jerseyans of his generation, Rick’s family roots were in Newark but he grew up in the suburban town of West Caldwell, N.J.

In high school Rick was a man of the theater. His first role was as a moving man in Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun. The following year he landed the lead role in Mister Roberts. His interest in theater led him toward film, and he became an extraordinary cinephile. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of films made since 1940 and was capable of naming directors, actors, actresses, plot lines, and innumerable details from films he had seen decades before.

Rick’s passion for films anticipated his even greater love for drawing. It was with pen and ink that he made his mark as an artist.

According to Rick’s website, ricksinkart.wixsite.com, Rick’s journey as an artist started early on when he was attracted to nature’s light and the shapes it created in the wall and the floor in his bedroom as it flowed in from the outdoors. The light created patterns – no two the same as the light changed from second to second. This shaped how he drew with light. His work was often a study in the contrast between animate objects and light, and how they intersected with clouds and shadows. He also used crosshatching and made clever use of geometric shapes.

In 1968, Rick was inspired when he went to see an exhibit by Aubrey Beardsley at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It was a revelation to Rick and over more than 50 years he became a master at pen and ink. He studied art and art history at the Parsons School of Design and at Livingston College of Rutgers University

His artistic influences were many and varied, but they all shared one quality: precision. From the Renaissance masters Da Vinci, Raphael and Michaelangelo to the great industrial artists such as Charles Sheeler and Louis Sokolsky, all had a clarity and hard edge crispness that informed Rick’s art all his life. The Chiarescuro (use of strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-dimensional forms) of the Mannersists and black and white graphic starkness of Rockwell Kent and Thomas Hart Benton lithographs are also evident in his highly tonal Pointalist style.

Over the years his work showed at many galleries and exhibits, including Works on Paper at Fells Point in Baltimore, Md., The Art National at Nabisco’s corporate headquarters in East Hanover, N.J., and the Salmagundi Club non-member exhibition in New York City (prize winner). Throughout the years, you knew you were special to Rick if he shared some of his original art with you.  

For many years, Rick was employed by Driscoll Label, Fairfield, N.J., as a graphic artist. Yet his passion for art also extended to music.

He was a tremendous connoisseur of rock music — he loved all the classic rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s, especially the San Francisco bands such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and Quicksilver Messenger Service. He was a big jazz fan and was inspired by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and introduced many of his friends to the free jazz of Ornette Coleman, among many others. He also loved vocalists, swearing he was “in love” with such artists as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and Susannah McCorkle.

Rick loved books and travel. He was an avid student of the Civil War and World War II buff and was always reading many books. He was also a huge Yankees fan and loved watching pro football in the fall with family and friends. He also played football in high school and loved walking and exploring the outdoors. 

He is survived by his wife: Victoria (Bolan) Kenny, a brother, William Rancitelli, a sister, Elaine Pelusio; father and mother in laws: Bill and BJ Bolan, several brothers and sister in laws, many nieces and nephews; Stephanie, Michael, Sean, Lucia, Maia, Hana, Nicole, Dawn, Diane, Jack, Matthew, Christine, Joseph, Justin, Jessica, Brooke, Jennie And Jimmy, several great nieces and nephews; Avery, Evan, Everett, Jameson, Dylan Rose, Valintino, Dominic and many dear friends.

At the request of the family all services are private.

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Kenneth Reda

 Kenneth Reda, age 58, of East Brunswick formerly of Bound Brook, NJ died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Mr. Reda was born July 13, 1958 in Bronx, NY. He was the son of the late Patrick and Betty (Duke) Reda. 

He was employed by Merck Pharmaceuticals, Edison, NJ as a Chemical Engineer for many years.  Ken loved to play his saxophone and enjoyed playing for other people. He enjoyed going to the beach, was an avid reader, loved to play chess and pool.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  

Ken is survived by his 3 children;  2 devoted sons, Felipe and Patrick Reda, 1 loving daughter, Alison Reda, 5 sisters; Linda Reda, Diana Larson and husband John, Susan Reda, Patricia Reda, Darlene Bourquin and husband Mark, several nieces and nephews; Susie and Jeff DiVietro, John and Eric Larson, Carrie Campos, Kelsey And Skyler Bourquin.

A Catholic Mass  will be held 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 8 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev Msg. Joseph Goode officiating.  Cremation will be private.

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 8 from 10 am - 12:30 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Easter Seal Society of New Jersey, 25 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 in memory of Ken.

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Charlotte M. Read

Charlotte M. Read, 83 of Long Valley, NJ passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born February 4, 1934 in Easton, PA, Charlotte was the daughter of the late Harvey & Alice Dalrymple Little. Charlotte was a resident of the Long Valley area for most of her adult life.

Many years ago, Mrs. Read was employed by the former Welsh Farms of Long Valley, NJ as a switchboard operator.  She is survived by three children; Roger Read, Robin Buchanan and Theresa (Stephen) Shearin. In addition, she is survived by a sister, Margaret Simon and two grandchildren; Daniel Buchanan & Kelly (Matthew) Bell. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert V. Read.

Viewing hours will take place on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Funeral services will be at the end of the visitation. Interment will follow at the German Valley Rural Cemetery, Long Valley, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Joan Knechel Cancer Center, 657 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Dennis A. Rogers

 Dennis A. Rogers entered into eternal life in Hope, NJ on January 29, 2017.

 
Cherished father of Denon A. Rogers and Mariah A. Rogers both of Hackettstown, NJ, Dennis was born and raised in Passaic and previously resided in Elmwood Park and Hackettstown, NJ.
 
Also survived by Mary Andreotta Rogers, beloved mother of his children, Dennis was a treasured member of Alice Andreotta’s Family who will always hold Dennis in their hearts. His family also includes his loving cousins John Dauenhauer and Jane Dauenhauer of Fairfield, NJ.
 
Known for his twinkling blue eyes and infectious smile, Dennis was a loyal friend and did his best to enjoy life. He adored his children and was proud to be their dad.
 
Family and friends are invited to join with Dennis’ family for viewing and services at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Visitors will be welcomed on Friday, February 3, 2017 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Final prayers will commence at 7:30 pm.
 
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the, American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in memory of Dennis Rogers.
 

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Joseph J. Roberts

 Joseph James Roberts, age 47, died Friday, January 13, 2017.  Joseph was born February 17, 1969 in Long Island, NY. He is the son of David and Irene (Keegan) Roberts. 

 

He served in the Navy from 1989 to 1996.  He was employed by Quick Check as a gas station attendant.  All services are private at the request of the family.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home Inc, 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.  Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/

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Michelle Helen Rafalko-Dally

 Michelle Helen Rafalko-Dally, age 50, Lehighton, PA died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at St. Luke’s of Bethlehem, PA.  Michelle was born March 12, 1966 in Newton, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Walter and Angelina (Serna) Rafalko.   In addition to her parents Michelle is predeceased by 1 brother; Sam Rafalko.

She was employed by Pocono Mountain as a Dispatcher. Michelle was an avid reader, enjoyed making crafts and walking.

She is survived by her loving husband: Kevin Dally, devoted daughter; Brittany Barry and her husband Trint, grandson: Mason Barry, 3 brothers: Rick Rafalko and his wife Pam, John Rafalko and his wife Lisa, Michael Rafalko and his wife Carol, 4 sisters; Wendy Sheets and her husband Butch, Yvonne Mooney and her husband Jim, Diane Hewitt and her husband Rich, Sue Schouten and her husband Rob and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 12:00 pm on Sunday, October 16 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Rev. Don Gebhard officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 16 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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 Michelle.

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Cynthia M. Rogers

Cynthia Marie Rogers, 63 of Long Valley died September 8th at Morristown Medical Center Born in Glen Ridge she is the daughter of the late Gilbert and Elizabeth (Rapp) Garrabrant. Cynthia was the school secretary/receptionist at Montgomery Academy in Basking Ridge. She is a founding member and served as an elder in the River of Life Ministry, Schooleys Mountain. Cynthia enjoyed the outdoors, biking, hiking, golfing and kayaking. Cynthia is survived by her husband Tom, a son Matthew J. Rogers a daughter Victoria M. June and son in law Jonas, and her beloved pet dogs Buckwheat and Farina. A celebration of Cynthia's life will take place on Wednesday September 14th at 5pm at the River of Life Ministry (meeting at Highlands Presbyterian Church) 3 Heath Lane Schooley's Mountain, NJ Friends may call on Tuesday September 13th from 4 to 8 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ To leave online condolences please go to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Catherine Dorothy Ray

 Catherine Dorothy Ray, age 87, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at House Of the Good Shepherd. Hackettstown.  Ms. Ray was born March 22, 1929 in Queens, NY. She is the daughter of the late Wataru and Minnie (Butchart) Nishimoto.  In addition to her parents Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas and loving daughter, Pamela.

She retired from Hackettstown Board of Education as a Teacher in 1996. 

She is survived by her dear friends:  William Gary and Brian Judge.

All services are private.

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Annabelle Ruth Renkel

Annabelle Ruth Renkel, 83 years of age, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem, Pa. Born November 18, 1932 in Long Valley, NJ, Annabelle was the daughter of the late Sidney & Harriet Lance Fleser.

She has lived in Bath, Pa. for the last 12 years coming from Port Murray, NJ and former long time resident of Mt. Olive, NJ. Mrs. Renkel had worked as a professional seamstress all of her adult life and was the owner of Annabelle Sewing in Bath, Pa. In addition to her work, she was a dedicated member of Faith Community Assembly of God in Easton, Pa.

Mrs. Renkel is survived by three sons; Leonard R. Renkel, Jr., Charles Renkel and wife Deborah, Jeffrey Renkel. Five beautiful grandchildren; Nicole, Amy, Amanda, Olivia and Matthew. A nephew, David Fleser and her best friend, Georgene Wyker.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Leonard R. Renkel, Sr. and three sisters, Miriam “Peanut” Wright, Toby Fischer and Martha Stickle and a brother, Sidney Fleser.

Friends and family are invited to a period of visitation on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Mount Olive Union Cemetery on Flanders/Drakestown Road in Mount Olive Township, NJ.

For those wishing to make a donation in Annabelle’s name, please consider donation to her beloved church. Faith Community Church, 3000 Freemansburg Ave, Palmer Township, Pennsylvania 18045. http://faithcommunity.org 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Margaret M. Reynolds

 Margaret M. Reynolds, age 90, of Budd Lake, NJ formerly of Florida died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  Margaret was born May 27, 1925 in Nutley, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Silvernegel) Hayes.  In addition to her parents Margaret is preceded in death by 3 brothers; John, Richard, Thomas and 3 sisters; Mary, Eileen and Emily.

Margaret was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Budd Lake, NJ.  She was an avid NY Mets fan always looking forward to watching them play. Enjoyed feeding and watching birds, puzzle books, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son; Glenn Reynolds and his wife Cindy, 3 grandsons; Steven and his wife Heather, Brian and Mark, 2 great grandchildren; Emma and Hunter. Also survived by many special people in her life: Jenna, Lacey and Jenna. Many nieces and nephews.

Cremation will be private.  Burial of remains will be held at the Mt. Oilvet Cemetery, 23 Cottage Place, Bloomfield, NJ on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10 am.

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Vincent Rosamilia

 Vincent Rosamilia, age 73, residing in Budd Lake for the past 36 years formerly of East Orange, NJ, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Vincent was born May 6, 1942 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Peter and Caroline (Yeager) Rosamilia. 

Vincent graduated from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) with his Master’s Degree in Engineering. He was a Professional Engineer for 33 years at Picatinny Arsenal, Wharton, NJ retiring in 1999.  Vincent was a gentle soul and man who was always there for his family.  He loved being in the outdoors, adored animals, was a dedicated hockey coach and was excellent at handyman work.

He is survived by his devoted wife: Pauline (Miterko) Rosamilia, 2 sons; Steven Rosamilia and fiancé Lilian, Brian Rosamilia and his beloved cat; Pooh.  

The funeral will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, February 13 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Celebrant Ruthann Disotell officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 on  Friday, February 12, 2016  from 7 - 9pm.

For those desiring, donations may be made to:  Lustgarden Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY  11214 or at www.curepc.org in memory of Vincent.

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Alice F. Ryan

Alice F. Ryan, 80 of Belvidere formerly of Panther Valley died Tuesday January 26 at Chelsea at Brookfield in Belvidere. Born in Newark she was a daughter of the late William V. and Florence Eckerdt Cook. Alice was a longtime real estate broker-salesperson and worked for Panther Valley Realty and later Remax before retiring 5 years ago. She was also an avid golfer. Alice is survived by her husband of 59 years and 11 months William E. “Bill” Ryan; 2 sons, William E. “Bill” Ryan, Jr (Karen), Jeffery R. Ryan (Sandra) 2 daughters, Cynthia A. Hank (Ken) Patricia A. O’Connor (Jim) a sister Veronica “Ronnie” Buob and her 7 grandchildren, Faith, Patrick, Kristen, Katie, Kenny, Ryan and Jeffery. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday January29th at 10am at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 48 Tranquility Road, Andover, NJ. Friends may call on Thursday from 3-5 and 6-8 at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ In Lieu of Flowers donations in her memory to the Alzheimers Association 400 Morris Ave. Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at www.cochranfuneral.com

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Warren "Toby" Rowland

Warren C. (Toby) Rowland, 94, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at home after a short illness. A resident of Hackettstown, N.J. , he was born in Porter Corners, N.Y., on January 20, 1921. There, Toby farmed, owned and operated a sawmill business and worked for the Saratoga County Highway Department. He relocated to Hackettstown in 1950 and was employed by the former Triumph Machinery Corp. and American Can Company until his retirement. The son of Joseph and Florence (Hodges) Rowland, Toby was a “jack of all trades.” There was nothing he couldn’t fix and nothing he couldn’t build, including the house he lived in for the past 65 years. In 1947, he married the former Margaret (Peggy) M. McGowan of New York City. Together they raised five children, three sons and two daughters. They celebrated 59 years of marriage until Peggy’s death in 2006. Toby spent his retirement years enjoying his family (including his 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren), fixing things, gardening, helping his children, friends and neighbors, and accomplishing many other projects. There was no one he wouldn’t help. He is survived by his five children: Peter (Diane) and Therese Tomlinson of Hackettstown, Anne Clymer (Randy) of Lemont, Pa., John (Margaret) of Bethlehem Twp., Pa. and Joseph (Patricia) of Emmaus, Pa., 13 grandchildren, Bill and Melissa Tomlinson, Megan and Brian Rogers, Michael Rowland, Bridget Tomlinson, Andrew and Lauren Rowland, PJ and Elizabeth Rowland, Tim and Molly Clymer, Katie Rowland, Annie Rowland, Liz Rowland, Shannon and Chris Barrett, Matt Clymer, and Amy Rowland. six great-grandchildren, Ethan, Holden, Addison, Emma, Amelia, Freddy, and his devoted caregiver Tamara Nukradze. He also leaves behind two brothers, Jarvis Sr. of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and Henry of Greenfield Center, N.Y., a sister, Ruth Hayes of Schuylerville, N.Y. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife,Peggy, parents, brothers Winfield, Ralph, and Myron, sister Gertrude, son-in-law Scott Tomlinson and grandson Sean Clymer. Toby was a faithful parishioner of the Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown where he served as an usher for many years. A viewing will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street in Hackettstown on Monday, July 20, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption, 302 High Street, also in Hackettstown. Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, Route 24, Long Valley, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Toby’s memory to Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618.

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Tara Jeanne Rhines

Tara Jeanne Rhines of Blairstown, NJ, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 42.  Born in Hackettstown, NJ on April 8, 1973, Tara was the daughter of Nancy E. & Jerry D. Rhines of Hackettstown. 

Over the years, Tara has worked at local financial institutions as a B.S.A. officer. In addition to her work, Tara loved cooking for family and friends, observing nature and caring for animals in need or simply observing them in their natural habitat. Tara also loved watching Hot Air Balloons in flight.

In addition to her Mom and Dad, Tara is survived by a daughter, Bryanna Rhines of Phillipsburg, NJ and one son, Troy Marshalleck. Three sisters, Lisa Armstrong of Morristown; Lori DeLorenzo of Hackettstown and Lundi Michalski of Port Byron, N.Y.  Tara had 9 loving Nieces & Nephews and 2 Great Nephews. Lastly, she is survived by Eric Marshalleck,  her significant other and the father of her son Troy.

A public visitation will take place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1pm - 4pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Funeral Services will begin at 4pm after  the visitation hours. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please consider making a donation at the website “Go Fund Me” to establish a trust fund for Bryanna and Troy. (gofundme.com/wvc466ea2) Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com
 

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Luisa Ricciardelli

Luisa Ricciardelli, age 85, Wyckoff, formerly of Allamuchy Township NJ died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Christian Health Care Center, Wyckoff, NJ. Luisa was born August 5, 1929 in Genoa, Italy. She is the daughter of the late Luigi and Yolanda (Taricco) Romano. She was also predeceased by her husband, John Joseph Ricciardelli in 1984. Luisa came to the United States in 1946 with her family settling in Richmond Hill, Queens. She met her husband, John, through family members and they were married August 30, 1953. She was a homemaker who loved to cook for her family, she was the loving caregiver to her late mother and husband, was a talented seamstress and gifted with finances. She enjoyed walking and spending time with her friends. She was a fiercely independent, humble, private person, who would do anything for her family, being supportive and caring mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother meant the world to her. She maintained an independent lifestyle until her Alzheimer’s dementia prevented her from living on her own. She became a member of the Christian Healthcare (Wyckoff, New Jersey) family years ago, thriving in their care. We would like to thank the caregivers at Christian Healthcare for their excellent service to Luisa, directly, and her family, indirectly. She is survived by 2 sons; John and his wife Debbie, Larry and his wife Jeanne, 4 grandchildren; Danielle Ricciardelli, Lisa Kearney and her husband Dennis, John Ricciardelli, III and his wife Andrea, Eric Ricciardelli and his wife Lauren, 2 great grandchildren; Ellen Luisa Kearney and Laura Viola Kearney. Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the funeral home at 9:30 am with the Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will follow services at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. For those desiring donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365 in memory of Luisa.

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Rose A. Rollison

Rose Anita (Bangs) Rollison, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 01, 2015 reuniting with her beloved husband. She will be dearly missed. She was living at the NJ Veterans Home in Paramus, NJ, and was formerly of Hope, NJ. Born: 1925 in Spartansburg, PA, she was the eldest daughter of 12 children of the late Ralph and Elda (Boyle) Bangs. Rose and her husband, Willard (Bill) Arthur Rollison, Sr. were married for 56 years. Before living in Paramus, NJ, in 2003, she lived in Great Meadows - Hope, NJ area. Rose was a homemaker most of her life. She loved taking care of her family and friends; bountiful flower gardens; teaching her children, while keeping them out of mischief, canning from most of their vegetables out of their many fields; also making jams and jellies; and baking awesome breads, meals, and desserts. She enjoyed creating and selling Art-Tex Liquid Embroidery Paints and Avon. She loved to read and enjoy her large collection of LPs, with some Atlantic City and Bingo in her later years. They also welcomed foster children to their home, Rose also assisted the start-up of the First Aid Ladies Auxiliary Independence Township, NJ and was an assistant Girl Scout Leader. Her work outside of the home included being a nurses-aid at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Oxford, NJ and was a packer for M and M Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ for 6 years upon retirement. After retiring, she trained and worked as a Home Health-aide. She was a member of the Vienna Methodist Church, and later a member of The Salvation Army, E. Stroudsburg, PA. She is survived by 6 daughters, Anita Mitchell (and Philip) of Arlington, TX; Joyce Coleman (and Arthur, Sr.) of Fayetteville, NC; Elda Schlomer (and Jack) of Sciota, PA.; Robin Oshinski of Wilmington, NC; Laura Finkle(and Lawrence) of Port Murray, NJ; Mary Miller of Stroudsburg, PA; and 1 son, Willard, Jr. (and Karen) of Ennis, TX; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 2 brothers, Richard Bangs of Pleasantville PA; John Bangs of McKinney, TX; 3 sisters, Betty King of Wills Point, TX; Patricia Stiffler of Florence, AZ; Marjorie Jackson of Richardson, TX. In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by 2 great granddaughters, Lisa Marie Cleveland and Collette Marie Oshinski, and by 6 siblings Gladys, George, Mary, Anabel, Turah and Arthur. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Inc, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Cochran Funeral Home at 12 noon. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 1 to 6pm at Cochran Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Moravian Cemetery, Hope, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 226 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA and online condolences may be made at www.cochranfuneral.com in memory of Rose.

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M. Dolores Radzewicz

Dolores M. Radzewicz, age 84, of Oxford, NJ died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Dolores was born April 19, 1930 in Holyoke, MA. She is the daughter of the late John and Emily (Kalojiazcyck) Costello. She was employed by Elastimold Hackettstown NJ as a Office Manager for many years before retiring. Dolores was an avid reader and was the founder of the Bookworms club of the Warren County Library Northeast branch. Dolores was a lifelong Dixieland musician playing both the piano and guitar. She is survived by her husband: Theodore Radzewicz, 2 sons: Lauren " Larry" Surget and wife Paula and Frank Surget, 1 daughter; Susan Guest and husband Jan; 6 Grandchildren; Melanie, Heather, Erika, Lauren Jr., Jack and Jared; 12 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her late brothers; Robert and Frank Costello. Cremation is private.

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Dorothy Rowe

Dorothy Rowe, age 92, of Hackettstown died Monday, December 1, 2014 at home.  Dorothy was born November 23, 1922 in Scranton, PA. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Sarah (Gammon) Houser. 

She was employed by Elastimold, Hackettstown, NJ as a Quality Control Inspector. Dorothy was an avid reader and loved to cook.

She is survived by her 3 sons; C. Michael "Mike" Rowe and wife Joan, Glenn Rowe and wife Allison, Robert Rowe and companion Wendy Leach, 2 sisters; Ruth Zmuida and Elizabeth Steneken and husband Jerry, 4 grandchildren; Stephanie, Lisa, Brad and Marc, 5 great grandchildren; Emily, Will, Ben, Holly and Charlie

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Rev. Birda Ferguson officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

Visitation hours will be Friday, December 5, 2014 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the funeral home.

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Marcia Reitz

 Marcia Reitz, age 72, of Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at home.  Marcia was born February 2, 1942 in Plainfield, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Otto and Dorothy (Dean) Von Sneidern.   

Marcia was active in the 1st Presbyterian Church of Boonton, NJ where she sang in the church choir. She was an avid reader and enjoyed tending her garden. Most of all Marcia enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; Frank Reitz, 2 sons; Scott Quick and wife Colleen, Stephen Quick and wife Lisa, 1 daughter; Katharine Mastrantonio and husband Robert; 2 stepsons; William Reitz and wife Jan and Matthew Reitz, 8 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 513 Birch Street, Boonton, NJ with the Rev. Jennifer VanZandt officiating.

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

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Patrick Rush

Patrick F. Rush, 89, of Little Egg Harbor, formerly of Allamuchy Twp. & East Hanover, NJ, died November 20, 2014 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Born March 5, 1925 in West Orange, NJ, he was the son of the late Thomas & Mary Ellen Dempsey Rush. Before his retirement, Mr. Rush was employed as a business agent representing Plumbers Local #24 in Newark, NJ as well as Local #122 since 1947. Prior to his professional career, Patrick proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre as a gunners mate from 1943–1945. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, East Hanover, NJ. The consummate outdoorsman, Patrick loved fishing and bird hunting with his trusty English Setters, Dixie & Pepper. In keeping with his love of the outdoors, another favorite hobby of his was raising and releasing pheasant back into the wild. In his retirement he enjoyed his country home in Allamuchy, New Jersey and his winter home in Naples, Florida.  Mr. Rush is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Palmieri Rush of Little Egg Harbor. Two sons; Patrick & his wife, Patricia Rush of Little Egg Harbor and Matthew Rush of Allamuchy Twp, NJ. One beautiful granddaughter, Brittney Rush. He was predeceased by his siblings, Joseph, Martin, James, Thomas, Jack, Nellie, Katherine & Winifred. Visitation and Prayer services will be in Tuesday, 11-25-14 from 10am to 12pm with the service beginning promptly at noon in the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.

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Georgette D. Rungo

Georgette D. Rungo, age 73, of Mt. Olive Township, NJ died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ. Georgette was born January 14, 1941 in Nantucket Island, MA. She is the daughter of the late Stanley Burlingame and Mildred (Colby) and Rodman Stuart. Georgette was employed by the Tax Assessor Office, Roxbury, NJ as a Senior Clerk for 25 years, retiring just a short time ago. She was a member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church. Her favorite past- times included playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered most as being a wonderful and loving daughter, mother, nana, aunt, sister and friend. Georgette is survived by her long-time friend and former husband of 30 years, Daniel Rungo, Sr., her beloved daughter, Bethann Spitzer of Hackettstown and husband David Sr., her devoted son, Daniel Rungo, Jr. and wife Joy of Effort, PA, grandchildren, David Jr. and Shane Spitzer, Dylan and Olivia Rungo, brother, Stanley Burlingame Jr. of Buffalo, NY, nephew, Stanley Burlingame of VA, aunt, Marion Colby of Melbourne, FL, uncle and cousins of MA and many dear and close friends. A memorial service at Succasunna United Methodist Church is to be announced for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place. Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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

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Paul F. Reese

 Paul F. Reese, 91 of Mount Olive Township died Monday at , Sickles Health Care Center.at Heath Villege
Mr Reese was born in Hackettstown, a son of the late Frederick and Gertrude Reese.
 An Army veteran of WWII he was the owner/operator of M.C Reese Trucking in Hackettstown.
His firm provided excavating services for many construction projects in the area and in the 1960's he worked with the Hackettstown MUA to expand sewer and water services to the town.
In addition to his parents he was pre-deceased by his wife Harrietta in 2011
He is survived by a son Paul J. Reese and his wife Margo Biblin and one grandson, Owein.
Friends may call on Friday from 11am to 1pm at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown
Graveside services will follow at 1:30pm at Hackettstown Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 350 Sparta Ave. Bldg. B Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871would be greatly appreciated.

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J. John Rattie

 John J. Rattie, age 81, of Hackettstown, NJ formerly of  Abington, PA  died Monday, May 26, 2014 at St. Clare’s Hospital of Dover, NJ.  John was born April 2, 1933 in Shenandoah, PA. He is the son of the late Michael and the late Clara (Sheva) Rattie.  He was predeceased by his wife, Elisabeth (Sünderhauf), his brother, Michael and his sister, Regina Rattie. 

 He was retired from the Delaware River Basin Commission, Ewing NJ as a Civil Engineer, he enjoyed fishing and traveling.  Mr. Rattie was a member of the Joyce Kilmer Knights of Columbus Council #2483, a trustee of Augustus J. Rampone Assembly 4th Degree for the past 3 years, and a member of the American Legion, Hackettstown, NJ Post #164.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristina Braga and her husband Damian; his companion, Mary Gerhold; 2 grandchildren, Elizabeth & Matthew; and 2 dear friends, John Takacs & Frank Yacobowski.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Friday, May 30 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester, NJ.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 29 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hackettstown Knights of Columbus, Joyce Kilmer Council # 2483, 142 Liberty Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840 in memory of John.

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Eileen Runyon Goldstein

 Eileen Runyon Goldstein, age 51 of Del Ray Beach, FL formerly of Hackettstown, NJ passed away suddenly February 14 at her home.  She was born July 23, 1962 in Phillipsburg, NJ.  She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Marjorie Runyon of Hackettstown, NJ.

Eileen was a graduate of Hackettstown High School class of 1980.  She was employed by United Jersey and the former Skylands Bank as a Teller then Head Teller.  Her joy was working with her customers and helping others in time of need.  Her hobbies were handicrafts and she adored her puppies.

She is survived by her husband Barry.  She is also survived by a mother-in-law, Ida Goldstein of Del Ray Beach, FL; 2 brothers, Stanley Runyon, Jr. of Washington, NJ, James Runyon and his wife Theresa of Hackettstown, NJ;  3 aunts, Mrs. Edith Hill of Phillipsburg, NJ, Mrs. Harriet Gawrilowitz and Mrs. Louise Karl both of Washington, NJ; cousins, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Thomas, Stacy Thomas all of Hackettstown, NJ; Mr. and Mrs. James Mowrey, children Matthew, Mandy and Mackenzie of Bangor, Pa; Mr. And Mrs. Charles Gawrilowicz, Jennifer and Ashley of PA; Roger Hill of Belvidere, NJ.  Also her constant companion and service dog, Ruby.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11 am with the Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Interment will follow services at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. 

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Deborah A. Rowe

Deborah A. Rowe, 57, devoted Mother, Daughter and Loving Wife, died at home on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Visitation will be at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840  on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Funeral will be on Wednesday,  11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Northern Virginia Chapter, (NOCC-NOVA), P.O. Box 2083, Merrifield, VA., 22116 in honor and memory of Deborah A. Rowe.

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Elaine Hope Roedel

Elaine Hope Roedel died December  21, 2013. She was 26 Years old.

Elaine graduated from Mount Olive High School and was a member of the World Languages Honor Society and many choral groups. She earned an Associate in Arts degree from County College of Morris, and was an Honor Student at Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ. She was a licensed pharmacy technician and also worked briefly as an office assistant. Elaine Loved being with family, friends and her dog. She enjoyed cooking and singing.

Elaine is survived by her mother and stepfather Gayle Jean and Patrick Graham of Youngstown Ohio, her father Stanley Roedel and brother Nicholas Roedel of Budd Lake, NJ, Her maternal Grandmother Mary Spencer of Nickerson, Kansas and by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

 Visitation will be on Friday, December 27, 2013, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  www.cochranfuneral.com.  

A graveside service and burial will be held at German Valley Rural Cemetery, 80 Coleman Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853 on Saturday December 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA, 520 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10018.


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Louis F. Romano

Louis "Lou" F. Romano, age 96, of Green Township, N.J. died Friday, December 20, 2013.
 Mr. Romano was born July 24, 1917 in Orange, New Jersey. He was the son of the late Alfonso and late Teresa (guggio) Romano. He was predeseased by his wife of 68 years, Josephine (Masciocchi) Romano. He is also predeseased by his 3 brothers Sam, Alfonso and Pat and 2 sisters Josie and Mary. He is survived by two sisters Anne and Grace, his son Louis J. Romano, his daughter Eloise Meier and her husband Bart, three grandchildren; Eric Romano and his wife Molly; Carissa Romano and husband Jeff Little and Paul Meier; three great grandchildren; Gabriella, Christian and Alexis.
Lou served US Army as a Sergeant during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He was employed by the US Postal Service for 40 years and retired as Branch Manager of the West Orange, NJ Post Office. Lou enjoyed playing golf and watching sports. He was a hard working man who provided for and loved his family.
A private graveside service and burial will be held at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Andover, NJ with Father Martin McDonnell officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimers Association in his name at 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834-1365.

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Gediminas W. Rajeckas

Gediminas W. Rajeckas, 88, of Mount Olive Township, NJ died on December 1, 2013 at his residence in Paragon Village. He was born in Panevezys, Lithuania on February 6, 1925 to the late Joseph and Veronica (Janusionis) Rajeckas.  He was predeceased by his wife, Regina (Vencas) Rajeckas.

Gediminas lived in Mt. Olive Township, NJ for 10 years coming from Queens, NY and prior to that he lived in Brooklyn, NY.
He was a Mechanical Engineer with the Board of Education of Queens, NY.  He was a member of the Lithuanian Mens Choir in Brooklyn, NY and also sang in the choir of the Transfiguration Church in Queens, NY;  He loved to sing, and draw as a draftsman.  Gediminas enjoyed Lithuanian Cultural events and was an active member of the Lithuanian community. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by two sons, Andrew and wife Lynn Rajeckas; Paul Rajeckas and wife Julianne Dow; two grandchildren, Stephen and Gina; one cousin Akvile Janusionis; he was predeceased by a brother Faustas.

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

A burial of remains will be held at St. Charles Cemetery, Amityville, Long Island at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Augustina Rosero

 Augustina Rosero, age 77, of Hackettstown died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at home.  Ms. Rosero was born August 28, 1936 in Puerto Rico . She is the daughter of the late Ramon and the late Emilia (Camacho) Roman. 

She was employed by Dixon, Jersey City, NJ as Quality Control Inspector. 

Augustina was a very quiet wise woman who was of the Catholic Faith and loved attending church, she was a very spiritual person. When not attending church,  Augustina loved spending time with her family and taking long walks.

She is survived by her 3 daughters: Lucille Long and husband Darryl, Emilia Piscatelli and husband Mike, Christine Aponte and husband Edgar; 9 grandchildren, David, Derrik, Michael, Grace, Jessica, Jennifer;  Alexander, Christie and Raymond; 2 great grandchild: David & Cavin  and her beloved cat, Rainbow.

Predeceased by her 2 Sons; Fernando and Raymond Rosero and brother;  Anibal Roman.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 6 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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Daniel Thomas Rotondo

Daniel Thomas Rotondo, 45, of White Township, NJ died at Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ on October 27, 2013. Born in Morristown, NJ on August 28, 1968 to Joan (Burd) Peterson and the late Lawrence J. Rotondo. He is survived by his wife, Sherri L. (Baldwin) Rotondo.

Daniel lived in White Township, NJ since 1994 coming from Great Meadows, NJ. He was a graduate of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1986; he was the operator of Arbor Solutions of NJ, Oxford, NJ. Daniel was a Certified Tree Expert and was an  I.S.A. Certified Arborist;  he was a "Tree Hugger"; was past president of the Hunterdon Rotary Club; Daniel was a loving and devoted father to Lexi and Danny.

In addition to his wife Sherri, Daniel is survived by two children, Daniel A. and Alexis M. Rotondo; his mother Joan & husband John Peterson; four brothers, Larry & wife Debbie Rotondo, FL; John Peterson; Ryan Peterson; Todd & wife Samantha Peterson; two nieces and 4 nephews; Sherri's parents, Gail & husband Ron Bell and George & wife Mary Baldwin.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 - 5:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:30 at the Cochran Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. 07838.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rotondo Children's Education Fund, C/O Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com 

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Mae Rabuano

Mae Rabuano, age 82, of Hope, NJ, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ, died Monday, July 15, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ.  Mae was born March 7, 1931 in Paterson, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Cassapula. 

She was a Homemaker. 
She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her three children, a daughter, Catherine Rabuano; and sons, Len Rabuano, and Michael Rabuano.  She also is survived by 7 loving grandchildren.


The funeral will be held 1:30 pm on Friday, July 19 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Joseph Goode officiating.  Burial will be in Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Andover, NJ.

Calling hours will be Friday, July 19 from 12:30pm until time of service at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

Arrangements made under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Inc.

 

 

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Alfred P Rolph

Alfred P. Rolph (Alf), 77, of Byram Township, NJ, died Friday, July 12, 2013, after a short illness at Hackettstown Regional Hospital.

Born in Morristown, NJ and raised in Boonton Township, NJ, Alf resided in Byram Township for 54 years.  Before retiring from A&H Partnership in Dover, NJ in 2008, he had his own business, A&R Builders.  Alf took great pride and accomplishment in building, repairing and renovating homes; he was a "pro" at doing this all of his life.  

He loved his coffee and hanging out with the guys at the Byram Diner.  His other joy was playing the slots at Mt. Airy and Monticello casino.  

He was the son of the late Rudolph Rolph and Mary Kanouse Rolph.  Alf is survived by his wife, Barbara, and a brother, Allen, many sister and brother-in-laws, many nieces and nephews and his supportive friends and neighbors.  He is also survived by his beloved cats, Tixi, Ali, Laci, Sammi, Carrot and Oreo.  He now joins all his past furry friends at the Rainbow Bridge where they will be waiting for him.  

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

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Byram Animal Rescue Squad (BARKS), P.O. Box 593 Stanhope, NJ 07874.   

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Gladys Jane Renaud

Gladys Jane (Stombaugh) Renaud, age 82, of Long Valley, NJ died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at home where she resided for the past 48 years. Gladys was born July 30, 1930 in Johnstown, PA. She is the daughter of the late Andrew C. and the late Gladys H. (Martin) Stombaugh. Gladys is also predeceased by 2 brothers; Eugene Bowers and Paul Stombaugh.
 
She was employed by AT&T, Morristown, NJ as an Executive Secretary for many years before retiring.  Prior to that, Gladys was a Stewardess for Eastern Airlines and because of her love of aviation went on to receive her private pilots license. She also enjoyed bowling and skiing.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
 
She is survived by 3 daughters; Karen McCart and husband Corey, Nancy Rush and husband Eric and Debbie Hill and husband Clint; 1 sister; Nancy Nowicki and husband Phil; 2 Step-sons; David Renaud and wife Janet and Dan Renaud. 3 grandchildren; Justin, Megan and Kayla. 

Visitation will be held at the Treece Bennett Mortuary, Inc. 921 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown, PA 15905 on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 11 am - 1 pm. Funeral Services will be from 1:00 - 1:30 pm at the funeral home.  Following service burial will be
in Grand View Cemetery, Johnstown, PA.
 
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date for Gladys in Long Valley, NJ.
 
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 Gladys.

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Cheryl A. Rinehart

Cheryl A. Bodine-Rinehart, 56, of Hackettstown, N.J.,died on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Compassionate Care Hospice, Dover, N.J.  Born on May 2, 1957 in Newton, NJ to Robert A. Bodine and the late Anna (Ketz) Bodine. 

Cheryl lived in Independence Township, NJ most of her life, spending a short time in Georgia. She was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hackettstown, NJ. Cheryl was a Bookkeeper and was employed by various companies locally.  She had a love of animals and belonged to various organizations incuding the Morristown Seeing Eye Foundation where she did Bookkeeping.

Cheryl is survived by her father, Robert A. Bodine, Hackettstown, NJ; a daughter Kimberly and husband Louis Smith, Belvidere, NJ; a sister Darlene A. and husband, Gerald L. Rolph, Hackettstown, NJ; grandson, Hayden Smith. She is predeceased by two brothers Darryl A. Bdine and Robert A. Bodine.

Visitation is being held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral Services will be on Thursday, June 27, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the New Jersey SPCA, 1119 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

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Rafaela Rojas-Alvarez

Rafaela Rojas-Alvarez, age 78, of 19 Canada Goose Drive, Panther Valley, Hackettstown died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Heath Village of Hackettstown, N.J..  Rafaela was born April 28, 1935 in Corosal,Puerto Rico . She is the daughter of the late Luis and the late Virginia (Lopez) Rojas. 

 

She was employed by Meca Electronics as an Electrical Tech. 

Rafaela Rojas-Alvarez, 78 Passed away on Mother's Day after a long battle with cancer. She was very special to her family and will be greatly missed.

She was born in Puerto Rico and moved to NY at the age of 16. In 1974, she moved herself and her family to NJ and has been there ever since.

She is survived by her son John Alvarez, daughter Diana Cook, 3 granddaughters Teresa Kuebler, Tammae Cook-Calicchio and Renae Alvarez, 2 grandsons Jonathan and Joffre Alvarez and an waiting great granddaughter Savanah Sage Calicchio due in June. Rafaela is also survived by 2 of her 8 siblings, sisters: Carmen Rojas and Margarita Rivera.

  

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, May 16 at Tranquility Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1 Academy Lane, Tranquility, NJ with Rev Mark Jagitsch officiating.  Burial will be in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 am.

 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 15 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

 
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J. Herbert Robertson, Jr.

J. Herbert Robertson, Jr. 92, of Hackettstown, formally of Columbus, NJ died on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ. Born on September 22, 1920 in Caldwell, NJ, son of the late J. Herbert, Sr. and Janet C. (Carr) Robertson. He is survived by his wife of 66 years  Lois (Kopp) Robertson.

He was employed in the Accounting Department of various manufacturing companies including Drew Chemical Co., Boonton, NJ and Stepan Chemical Co., Maywood, NJ. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WW II from 1942-1945. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ and was an active church member of the Butler Methodist Church and Wesley Methodist Church in Columbus, NJ where  he sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and was financial secretary and held various other positions for both church's.  He enjoyed music, crosswords, reading, bowling and watching baseball.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Marilyn and husband Nasrallah Misk, Jackson Heights, NY and Elaine and husband Richard Warren, Chester, NJ; brother, Bruce and wife Lois Robertson, Ringwood, NJ; 3 grandchildren, Jonathan Misk and Sarah and Eric Warren; sister in law, Gloria; predeceased by 2 brothers, Richard and Alexander and 4 sisters, Meredith, Madge, Janet and Shirley.

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

Interment will be on Friday, May 3, 2013, with a graveside service at 11:00 AM (Please meet at the cemetery) at Laurel Grove Cemetery, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the  House of the Good Shepherd, Shepherd's Fund, 798 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or the Alzheimers Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365.

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Lenny Thomas Rodriguez

Lenny Thomas Rodriguez, age 52, of San Francisco, CA died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at home in San Francisco. Lenny was born March 30, 1961 in Newton, NJ. He is the son of Pascual and the late Anna Rose (Kinney) Rodriguez. Predeceased by his brother, Ricky Rodriguez.
 
He served in the US National Guard. He was employed by Ultra Poly Corp. Hackettstown, NJ for 15 years until he moved to San Francisco to pursue a career as an Artist.
Lenny was an avid fisherman who loved to hike and camp, he enjoyed cooking and baking for many family parties, and playing horseshoes.
 
He is survived by; his father; Pascual Rodriguez; sister; Anita Brentnell, 2 brothers; Don Rodriguez and Ray Rodriguez and wife Amy; Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews.
 
Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6-9 pm.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11 am at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father David Pekola officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Oxford.

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Allen Craig Rogers

Allen Craig Rogers, age 71, Greenwood, DE died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Bay Health Memorial Hospital of Milford, DE after a battle with Leukemia. Mr. Rogers was born July 28, 1941 in Easton, PA. He was the son of the late Ellis and the late Evelyn (Hendershot) Rogers. He was married to Linda (Turner) Rogers. 
 
He was employed by Rogers Trucking, Great Meadows, NJ in Refrigeration retiring after 36 years of service. Mr. Rogers was a graduate  of Pen Argyl High School Class or 1959 and a graduate of Chubb Institute with a degree in Computer Technology.  Allen was a past baseball coach and player for Rogers Motor Line of Great Meadows, NJ which was sponsored by Richard Rogers, Sr. He was a member of the Sullivan Line and Cat Hollow Rod and Gun Club, enjoyed gardening and playing cards with friends. He especially loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors with his family.
 
He is survived by his wife: Linda (Turner) Rogers , 2 Sons; Lee Rogers and wife Charlene and Todd Rogers, 2 daughters; Tara Schappell and husband Paul and Tammy Rogers; 1 brother; Joe Rogers and wife Chip; 1 sister; Nancy Shanahan and husband Neil; 4 grandchildren; Holly Rogers, Corey and Caitlyn Schappell and Mitchell Baker; 3 close cousins; Sharon Clark, Janice Bricker; Debbie Medaris.
 
A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home,  905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ with Rev. Birda Ferguson officiating. 
 
Visiting hours will be Saturday, March 2 from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the College Fund for the Grandchildren of Allen Craig Rogers c/o the Funeral Home.

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Charles "Wally" T. Richards

Charles "Wally" T. Richards, age 88, of Portland, PA., previously from Hackettstown, NJ where he lived for 48 years, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at home. Charles was born January 27, 1925 in Dover, NJ. He is the son of the late Russell and Mary (O'Melia) Richards. He was predeceased by his wife, Constance (Caouette) Richards in 1997.   

He was employed by Westinghouse, Succasunna, NJ in the shipping department as a warehouseman.
Charles proudly served in the United States Marine Corps (1942-1946) in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during WW II. He participated in active operations against the enemy at Leyte, Philippine Islands, Tutuila, American Samoa; Kauai, Hilo; Pearl Harbor and Funafuti, Nanumea, Ellice Is. (where he was under enemy attack). After his discharge he returned home to his family and then reinlisted (1948-1951) during the Korean War. He participated in the Wonsan-Hungnam-Chosin campaign, Northern Korea; against enemy forces in South and Central Korea. Charles then returned home where he enjoyed hunting, liked to do gardening, watching football and was a member of the Senior Citizens of Hackettstown, NJ.   

He is survived by a son Wayne and his wife Mary Richards, Hackettstown, NJ; three daughters Carol Garity, East Bangor, PA.; Linda and her husband Hubert McHugh, Portland, PA., Diana Banashefski, Stroudsburg, PA.; daughter in law, Clara Richards, Blairstown, NJ;12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; predeceased by a son, Ronald Richards.

Calling hours will be Friday, February 15, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 

The funeral will be held 11:30 AM on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ    

Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com

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Vicki Caroline Riker


Vicki Caroline Riker, age 64, of Mansfield Twp., NJ, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, N.J.. Vicki was born March 2, 1948 in Plainfield, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Victor and Florence (Goodwin) Sanders.

She was a loving and devoted Homemaker.
She was active with the 4 H Club of Warren County and was an avid gardener.

She is survived by her husband: Scott Riker; son, Roland Peters, III; daughters; Leah Shannon, Michele Shannon, and Samantha Peters; brother, Robert Sanders; 7 grandchildren; Eileen, Kristen, Christopher, Sarah, Deliah, Lena and Peyton.

A memorial service will be held 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 17 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Interment is private.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 17 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Josephine J. Romano

Josephine J. Romano, age 94, of Green Township, NJ died on October 23, 2012 at home surrounded by loved ones. She is predeceased by her parents, 2 sisters; Maryann and Jackie and 1 brother; Thomas.

Born August 23, 1918 in Orange NJ, she lived in Green Township for the past 20 years. Jo was a wonderful first grade teacher for many years and also a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her loving smile, kindness to others and good sense of humor. Jo will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years Louis F. Romano; son Louis J. Romano, daughter Eloise Meier & husband Bart; grandchildren Eric Romano & wife Molly, Carissa Romano & husband Jeff Little and Paul J. Meier; great grandchildren, Gabriella, Christian and Alexis Romano.

A private graveside service will be held at Good Shepherd R.C. Church Cemetery, with Father Martin McDonnell officiating. Burial will immediately follow services.

For those desiring donations may be made to Good Shepherd R.C. Church, 48 Tranquility Road County Route 517, Andover, NJ, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942 and Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 in memory of Josephine.
 

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Cecelia Radaskiewicz

Cecelia Radaskiewicz, age 89, a lifelong resident of Great Meadows, NJ died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Warren Haven Nursing Home of Oxford, NJ. Mrs. Radaskiewicz was born April 8, 1923 in Oxford, NJ. Cecelia is the daughter of the late Peter and the late Cecelia (Hammer) Michalowski, wife of the late Joseph Radaskiewicz. She is also predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters: John, Theodore, Charles, Fred, Michael, Peter, Lillian, Pauline, Katherine and Anna Mae.

She was employed by Hercules, Inc., Chester, NJ as an Assembly Line/Factory Worker. Cecelia was also formerly employed by Pyronics, Hackettstown, NJ and Oxwall, Oxford, NJ. She was a member of the Independence Fire Squad Ladies Auxiliary, Great Meadows, NJ. She enjoyed to sew and do cross stitch embroidery, loved going to bingo, cooking and spending time with her loving family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters; Constance Pryslak and husband Michael and Lorraine Conde and husband James, one son; Joseph F. Radaskiewicz and wife Cindy. 6 Grandchildren; Cynthia, Sandra, David, John, Laurie and Heather and 9 Great Grandchildren; Anthony, Tyler, Taylor, Christopher, Mark, Joshua, Emily, David and Dalton. Many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, August 2 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home with a  prayer service at 6:30 pm with Father Joe Goode presiding. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows immediately following services on Thursday.

For those desiring, donations may be made to the Independence Rescue and Fire Squad, 24 Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838, Warrren Haven Nursing Home, 350 Oxford Road, Oxford, NJ 07863 or the Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 South Sparta Ave. #2, Sparta, NJ 07871 in memory of Cecelia.

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Earl Robinson

Robinson, Earl, 83 or Flanders, NJ formerly of Lake Hiawatha, NJ died Sunday, July 14, 2012 at Care One at Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ.  Earl was born in Poughkeepkie, NY on November 11, 1928 to the late Otis and Luella May (Barret) Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was an Accountant for the Allied Chemical Co., Morristown, NJ for many years.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War as a Sergeant and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ, a member of the National American Legion, a member of the Berliner Club of Clark, NJ and enjoyed golf and various sports.  Most of all Earl loved spending time with his loving family.

Earl is survived by his wife; Ingrid (Schlueter) Robinson, 
two daughters; Christel and Rob     
                         Susan and her husband Skip
three grandchildren; Brian, Jason and Samantha
two great grandchildren; Peyton and Hannah
several brothers and sisters
  
Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 11 am to 2pm.  A funeral service will begin at 2 pm with the Rev. Joseph McCarthy officiating.  Cremation is private.

For those desiring donations may be made to the Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, 465 South Street, Morristown, NJ  07960 in memory of Earl.

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William H. Richards, IV

William H. Richards, IV, age 30, of Hackettstown died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J. of complications from Crohns Disease after a lengthy battle with the disease. William was born December 11, 1981 in Hunterdon, NJ. He is the son of William H. Richards, III and Debra (Church) Richards. He is survived by his wife Mary Roberts Richards.

He was employed by American Water, North Brunswick, NJ as a Water Technician.
William was a member of the Drakestown United Methodist Church, Hackettstown, NJ; member of the Hackettstown Mens Softball League; he loved to fish and enjoyed water sports; he was an avid sports fan and followed many sports and teams including the Oakland Raiders (for which we forgave him).

He is survived by his wife: Mary (Roberts) Richards, Son, William Matthew and a Daughter, Dana Rose Richards, both at home; his Father and Step-Mother, William H. (Bucky) and (Cynthia) Richards, III; Mother Debra D. (Church) Richards; Brother David Kenworthy; Sister & Husband, Wyndee & Ron Walker, Easton, PA; Father In Law And Mother In Law, William & Barbara Roberts, Hackettstown, NJ; Brother In Law & Wife, William J. & Stacy Roberts, Jr.; Brother In Law & Wife, John E. & Brettlyn Roberts; 2 Nephews, 1 Niece, Grandparents, several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many other surviving relatives as well as many long time friends.

A Memorial Service will be held 12:00 pm (Noon) on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Drakestown United Methodist Church, 6 Church Road, Hackettstown, NJ. Burial is Private.

All are invited to pay their respects to the family at the church before or after the service.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Drakestown United Methodist Church, 6 Church Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.


 

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Joseph M. Rush

Joseph M Rush, 91, of West Orange, NJ died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Warren Haven Nursing Home, Oxford, NJ. Joseph was born March 24, 1921 in West Orange, NJ. He is the son of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen (Dempsey) Rush. He was married to the late Helen (Vojtek) Rush.

He served in the Army during World War II.
Joseph lived in West Orange, NJ all of his life. He was a parishioner of Our Lady Of Lourds, W. Orange, NJ; he was a member of the West Orange Senior Citizens; he enjoyed horse racing. Joseph worked for General Electric for many years before entering the U.S. Army during WW II. When he returned from the service he worked for the American Express Co. for several years. At the end of his career he worked  for Railway Express of Orange, NJ

He is survived by ; Brother Patrick and his wife Mary Rush; Nephews, Patrick Rush and Matthew Rush; and many more Nieces and Nephews; Great Niece, Brittaney. He was predeceased by  4 Brothers, Jack, Thomas, James And Martin Rush and  3 Sisters, Nellie, Katherine And Winifred.

A graveside service and burial will be held 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.


 

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Ariolfo DeJesus Rojas

Ariolfo DeJesus Rojas, age 72, of Hackettstown, NJ died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ. Ariolfo was born March 19, 1940 in Azogues, Ecuador. He is the son of the late Antonio and Maria Encarnacion (Sachez) Rojas. He is married to Rosa Rojas.

He was employed in Ecuador as a Cook.
Ariolfo was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, Hackettstown, NJ

He is survived by his wife: Rosa(Rojas) Rojas, 3 Sons-Gonzalo Rojas, Nelson Rojas and Nestor & his wife Norma Rojas; 3 Daughters, Maria, Lucia And Norma, 6 Brothers and 2 Sisters in Ecuador; 14 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild. He was predeceased by a son, Luis A. Rojas, October 14, 2011.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 2:00 pm on Friday, May 4, 2012 at St. Mary's Church Of The Assumption, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Burial will be in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ following Mass.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 4 - 9 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.

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Robert V. Read

Robert V. Read, age 80, of Washington Township, NJ died Friday, April 20, 2012 at home in Washington Township. Mr. Read was born September 10, 1931 in Newark, NJ. He is the son of the late Cyril T. and the late Wilhelmina (Stockinger) Read. In addition to his parents Robert is predeceased by his 2 brothers Harold and Leslie. He was married to Charlotte Little for the past 55 years.

He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1960. He was employed by M&M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ as a Machinist for many years. Robert was an avid camper, reader and bird watcher. He enjoyed working on and refurbishing cars, most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Charlotte (Little) Read of Long Valley, NJ, 2 daughters; Robin Buchanan and husband Gregory of Hampton, NJ, Theresa Shearin and husband Stephen of Flanders, NJ and 1 son; Roger Read and wife Bonnie of Long Valley, NJ; 3 grandchildren; Daniel, Kelly, London.

The funeral service will be held 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 25 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 with Pastor Aaron Nagel officiating. Burial will be in German Valley Rural Cemetery, Long Valley, NJ.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 25 from 11:00 am - 1:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

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




 

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Theodore Robinson

Theodore Robinson, age 76, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, N.J. Theodore was born January 5, 1936 in Plainfield, NJ. He was married to Jean (Pavona) Robinson.

He was employed by Colonial Manor, Rt. 57, Hackettstown, NJ as a Manager for many years. Theodore served in the US Marine Corp.

He is survived by his wife: Jean (Pavona) Robinson and 1 step son: Chris Tino.

Services and interment are private.

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Marjory Moser Kling Robertson

Marjory Moser Kling Robertson, 84 died 01/08/2012 in Richmond, Va. Marjory lived in Richmond, Va. and was born in Brazil on 1927.

Marjory was the wife of Late August John (Jack) Kling(1986) and John Alistar Robertson, Husband of 22 years.

In Addition to her husband John Alistar Robertson, she is survived by her children: Dr. Ian Kling (Lenda), Joplin, MO; Stefan Kling (Deborah), Hackettstown NJ; Karl Kling (Susan), Sarasota, FL; Maja Kling, Richmond, VA; Fritz Kling (Valeria) Richmond, VA; Lydia Cole (Richard), Huntsville, AL; Stepchildren: Ann Walsh, Arlington VA; Ellen Dahiquist (Gary), Richmond, VA; Tom Robertson (Ann), Richmond, VA; Sister: Ruth Moser Parrish, Cornwell, PA; Brother: Karlos Moser (Melinda), Madison WI;  24 beloved and adoring grandchildren who delighted in hearing her stories and knowing her as "Amah".

After raising her 6 children, Marjory entered nursing school and earned her R.N. WHile her family had been her focus for decades, Marj then brought her compassion, wisdom, intelligence and faith to bear in a new setting, to the benefit and blessing of oncology and substance abuse patients.

Marjory's life was characterized by her faith in a loving God, her zest for all life's pleasures, her joy through every season, and her abundance of rich relationships. As she put it, she "seized the wave and rode it." Born to missionaries in Brazil, where her parents pioneered a school for young people who had no educational opportunities, Marjory came to America when she was 13. She later married seminary student August John (Jack) Kling, whose work took the young couple to Europe. During their seven years there, they had four children-in Edinburgh, Salzburg, Vienna and Munich. When they returned to the U.S., Jack pastored churches in Hackettstown, NJ, where he and Marjory had two more children. In all those years, "Marji" was the quintessential pastor's wife and a dynamic mother and friend. After Jack died, Marji moved to Richmond, VA. and in 1989 she met and married a loving, devout, retired banker, John Alistair Robertson. Marji and John devoted their 22 wonderful years together to Hope Church and many Richmond ministries, as well as to hosting hundreds of parties and dinners at their house and traveling about the world. Marji loved learning cooking, listening to music, flower arranging, reading, traveling...and most of all, people. She rode life's ups and downs with optimism, joy, and a sense of adventure based on her deep faith in the sovereignty and love of God.

Services: Memorial Service and Reception was held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Hope Church, 12445 Patterson Avenue, Henrico, VA.

In Lieu of Flowers: Gifts in her memory may be made to the Richmond Christian Leadership Institute (RCLI) at www.rcliweb.org or 3225 Edgewood Avenue, Richmond, Va, 23222 or 804-657-7254.

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