June 9, 2012 - Robert Jack J. Ellwood, Sr. - of Phillipsburg died Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Johnstown, PA on November 9, 1916 to Leo A. and Jeanne Hatcher Ellwood. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, an neighbor. After graduating from Scranton Central High School where he played basketball and baseball, he enlisted in, and proudly served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. While serving as a navigator in Europe on B-17's with the 423rd Bomb Squadron and 306th Bomb Group part of the 8th Air Force, he was shot down over Germany on July 26, 1943 and spent nearly 2 years in a Prisoner of War camp. He was liberated from the POW camp in April of 1945. He was discharged from the service as 1st Lieutenant. He earned a Purple Heart, along with many other commendations. After the Army, he worked as a chemist for GAF in Easton, PA and Wayne, NJ for 35 years. Due to his love of sports, he coached baseball for Firthtown Boys Club and basketball for the Firth Youth Center. In his retirement he became a glider pilot. He and his wife also enjoyed attending jazz concerts and square dancing with the Bee Sharps of Somerville and Easton Aires and playing cards with friends. He was a member of the Order of the Fleas, American Chemical Society, IWSA (I Was Shot At), and various other veterans groups. Jack is survived by three children, Robert J. Ellwood, Jr. of Phillipsburg and his wife Dolores, Jean Marie Mulligan of Oklahoma City and her husband Thomas, and Susan E. Ellwood-Klotz of Phillipsburg; and five grandchildren, Michelle E. Ellwood, Robert J. Ellwood III, Colleen Ellwood-Surdoval, Thomas E. Mulligan, and Margaret E. Mulligan; and a sister, Constance Doran of Glendon, PA. During the last years of his life, Jack was well cared for by caregiver Lia Kistauria. Jack is predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Elizabeth (Betty) McCarthy Ellwood. Also predeceased by sister Nancy Ellwood Reinhart and brother, Leo Ellwood. The internment was at the Northampton Memorial Shrine in Palmer Township.
February 12, 2012 - David Richard Spae, 63, of Budd Lake, formerly of Wayne, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Hackettstown Hospital. He was born in Glen Ridge and raised in Wayne having attended Wayne Valley High School with the Class of 1967. On March 11, 1968 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon (Vietnam), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation w/1 Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Campaign Stars, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Color w/Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil Actions First Class Color w/Palm), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Rifle Marksman Badge. He was discharged as a Lance Corporal. His first job was working as a ranch hand when he was 12 years old, for 50 cents per day, at the Tripple O Ranch which was located on the property now known as Willowbrook Mall. He always enjoyed driving trucks and operating heavy equipment. He bought his own Mack truck in 1974 and operated as Dave Spae Trucking in Wayne for several years. He later worked for Wayne Township for 25 years before retiring in 2003. Dave was a member of the Shongum Sportsmans Association of Hackettstown, NJ, a Life Member of the Marine Corps League, a Life Member of the Marine Corps League Det 747 in Sussex, NJ, a member of the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, a Life Member of the Disabled American Vets, Member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart-Chapter 700, a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of SAS (Single Action Shooting Society). Dave followed in his father and grandfather's footsteps by joining the Mt. View Community Fire Company. He was a member from 1970-1980. His son Michael completed a four generation run of firefighters at the same company. He was the kind of guy who was always trying to make you laugh and handed out nicknames like they were going out of style. When you spent time with Dave, there was never a dull moment. He loved to cook and it is said his BBQ Rub was fantastic! Dave also loved gardening, had two gardens in his yard at home and would start all of his plantings from seeds in March. He also loved his dogs Misty "The Sheriff", Ozark "Big Girl", and Mooney "The Doctor". All Dave's dogs were from the Wayne Animal Shelter as it was right next door to the recycling area where he worked for many years. Dave met his wife Ruth (Fox) while she was working at Mary Jane's Luncheonette at the Stahl Plaza in Wayne. He proposed in his living room and they were married by the Mayor of Mine Hill as Ruth was a Council woman there. They had their reception at the New Orleans Steak House in Jefferson. He was a loving husband of Ruth (Fox) Spae; loving father of Michael Spae and his loving girlfriend Dawn Casale of Wayne, Amelia (Amy) Spae of Wayne, and Jessica Baum and her husband Heath Maxwell of Austin, TX; cherished grandfather of Lanea Baum and Health Maxwell; loved brother of Diane Norman and her husband Richard of Virginia and their children Jennifer and Jason Norman.
January 10, 2012 - Vincent L. Boyle, 89, of Phillipsburg passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Easton Hospital surrounded by his loving wife, daughters and grandson. Born August 4, 1922 in Easton, he was the son of the late Patrick A. and Violet K. Fulmer Boyle. He and his wife, the former Elizabeth Betty Moyer, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 1, 2011. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who always had a smile on his face. Vincent retired from Eisenhardt Mills in Forks Township where he was a pattern maker. Prior to that he was employed by Ingersoll Rand, Warren Foundry, for 25 years and Taylor-Wharton in High Bridge. He was a 1939 graduate of Ss. Philip and James High School. He served in the Army with the 91st Chemical Motor Company during World War II. He received the Purple Heart while serving in the South Pacific. He enjoyed taking bus trips to the casino and vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC, and most of all the game of golf. He was a life long member of Ss. Philip and James Catholic Church where he was also a member of the Holy Name Society and the Over 50s Club; and a member of Knights of Columbus #474, 4th Degree, Pope John 23rd Council. He was also a member of Oak Hill Golf Course for 30 years and then joined Riverview Country Club. He was also a member of the YR Club in Easton; West Easton Fire Company; Lehigh Valley Carpenters Union #600; and Bernadine May Post #457 in Phillipsburg. In addition to his beloved wife, Betty, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia M. Houck and her husband, Thomas, of Lopatcong Township and Kathleen Cenci and her husband, Alan, of Windsor, CA; three grandchildren, Matthew and his wife, Tricia; Annette Spicer and Kristen Cenci; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and TJ; and nieces and nephews. A brother, Eugene, died earlier. The internment was at the Northampton Memorial Shrine in Palmer Township.
September 2, 2011 - Harry J. Loveless died Friday, September 2, 2011 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA. He was 92. Born in Lawrenceville, a son of Roy and Helen Loveless, Mr. Loveless has been a longtime resident of East Amwell Township. He was a retired postmaster for Princeton University, a member of the American Legion Post 414, VFW Post 3022, member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 700, 7th Armored Division Association and the East Amwell Senior Citizens Club. In 1944 while serving under General Patton in the European Theater, he was combat wounded near Chartres in northern France. Surviving him are his wife of 67 years, Marie Bregenzer Loveless; sons David Loveless and his wife Ruth Ann, Richard Loveless and his wife Dee; daughter Helene Botos; grandchildren Sherry (Andy) Brackenbury and Kim (Stacy) Walser; great-grandchildren Ryan and Sara Walser; his brother Nicholas Loveless; and sister Valeria Mahan.
May 6, 2011 - George W. Wyker, III, age 80, died May 6, 2011 in Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ. He is the son of the late George W. Jr. and Louise (Emery) Wyker. George is survived by his beloved wife, Georgene, at home and his loving dachshund, Rocky. He is also survived by a daughter, Kim and her husband Bob Smith of Hackettstown, son Greg Wyker of Hackettstown, son Jeff Wyker and his wife Mindy of Hackettstown, and daughter Jacki, and her husband Gordon Ceaser. Along with sisters Katherine Carvatt of Wyckoff, NJ and Barbara Lewis of Texas; brothers Clement of Oxford, NJ; Jack of Alpha, NJ; and Robert of Hackettstown. His surviving grandchildren are Christopher Maxwell and his wife Colleen and great-granddaughter Kelsey; Stephen Wyker; Michael Wyker; Amanda Maxwell and her fiance Adam Duckworth. George was predeceased by his brother, Edward Wyker. George drove tractor trailer for 54 years and his last employer was Superior Carriers of Oakbrook, IL. George served in the Army as a Private during the Korean War. He was wounded on December 25, 1952 and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during battle. He is also the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st award, United Nations Service Medal, the NJ Distinguished Service Medal and the Warren County Distinguished Service Medal. George was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700, along with his daughter Jacki; the American Legion Post 164; the Joyce Kilmer Knights of Columbus; the Korean War Veterans; the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor; and was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain R.C. Church. He was also a member of the American Truck Historical Society; Disabled American Veterans; and volunteered for the Tri-County Fire Company for 29 years as a non-member.
April 28, 2011 - William J. Hickey, 88, a resident of Hackettstown for most of his life, died April 28, 2011 at his home after a long illness. Born January 31, 1923 in Bally Desmond, Ireland, he was a son of the late Andrew Hickey and Hanna Connelly. Mr. Hickey was a retired accounting clerk for the Army Corps of Engineers at Caven Point in Jersey City. An Army veteran of World War II, he served from 1943-46 and received the Purple Heart for which he was greatly proud of. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Washington; American Legion, Blue Ridge Post 164 in Hackettstown; and the Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Malon Hickey; two sons, Patrick and wife Kathleen of Torrington, CT, and William and wife Lori of Kinnelon; a daughter, patricial Hickey and husband Larry Darnell of Schwenksville, PA; and four grandchildren, Shawn, Michael, Daniel and Alex. A funeral Mass was held May 2 at the Church of the Assumption with Father David Pekola officiating. Interment was in Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Washington Township (Morris County).
February 3, 2011 - William J. Schwede, Raleigh, NC -- NAVY
August 22, 2010 - Joseph M. Moll, Jr., 88, of Holland Township, NJ passed away on Sunday August 22, 2010 at Abington Manor in Easton, PA, surrounded by his loving family. Born: March 20, 1922 in Newark, NJ, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Irene Moll, Sr. Personal: Joseph lived in Holland Township, NJ for many years. He served in the Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He served mainly in the Pacific Theatre and earned the Silver Star for his bravery as well as several bronze stars and two purple hearts. Joseph was proud to have been aboard the USS Nicholas, accompanying the USS Missouri during the formal surrender ceremony of the Imperial Japanese Forces on September 2, 1945. Joseph worked for the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 in Allentown, PA for many years before retiring. He enjoyed the Jersey Shore, deep sea fishing and boating. Joe will be dearly missed by his loving family. Memberships: He was a member of the Glen Gardner VFW, Frenchtown American Legion, Rieglesville American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Farmer Sportsmans Club in Holland Township. Survivors: Joseph is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia S. Hillard Moll; two sons, Joseph M. Moll, III and his wife Donna of Easton, and Jon E. Moll of Holland Township, NJ; a brother, James Moll of Mountain Lake, NJ; two grandchildren, Joseph IV and Amber. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack Moll.
June 23, 2009 - Paul E. Stillman, Southport, NC -- ARMY
February 3, 2008 - Arnold Mackey
February 5, 2008 - Walter William Miller, Glen Gardner, NJ -- ARMY, 82, died in Bethlehem, PA. He was born in Roxbury Township, Morris County on November 12, 1925, a son of Lawrence F. and Margaret Malson Miller. He lived in Lebanon Township before moving to Glen Gardner 35 years ago. He served in World War II in the Army as a half-track driver and his tour of duty included the battles of Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was wounded on March 6, 1945. In addition to the Purple Heart, he earned the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, the European-African-Middle East Medal with three battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and among others the NJ Distinguished Service Medal. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the VFW Post in Glen Gardner. Mr. Miller worked as a custodian at the former Diamond Aerosol plant in Lebanon Township. Three brothers, Ralph, James and Joseph Miller, all died earlier. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Freeborn Miller; a daughter, Christina Scheier of Glen Gardner; a sister, Fannie Beam of Tewksbury Township; a brother, Clarence Miller in Texas; and a granddaughter, Cheyanna Scheier.
December 8, 2007 - Dr. Edgar P. Lea, - NAVY and MARINE CORP, died in his home. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Frederick C. and Helen Phillips Lea. He was raised in New Rochelle, NY. Graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in 1948, Mitchell College with an Assoc. Science in 1950, University of Buffalo in 1956, and Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1961 with a Doctorate in Dentistry. He served four years in the Navy and Marine Corps from 1950 to 1954 as a corpsman in Korea. He received the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, a V for Valor and three Purple Hearts. He was the president of Demolay for 4 years in Bergen, NJ. He practiced Dentistry in Phillipsburg from 1961 to 2005. Served as the Board of Directors of Warren Hospital, Board of Directors of Harker's Hollow as Secretary, Lopatcong Township Recreation Committee, President of Weller's Center for Health Education, President of the rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow and served on the Trustee Search Committee for Warren County Community College. He was of the Presbyterian Faith and attended services at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, and often worshipped at other Presbyterian Churches. He enjoyed his family, friends, hunting, fishing, and the outdoor world around him. He was a member of the Phillipsburg Lodge #274 F&AM, Scottish Rite 32 Mason and Tall Cedars Lebanon, Warren County Forest, a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post 277, Boca Raton, FL, lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, life member of the American Dental Association, member of the Purple Heart Order of Military, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joy M. Lea; a daughter, Michelle Hartung; a son, Kenneth Lea and his wife Lisa T. of Boca Raton, FL; three grandchildren, imberlea Hartung, Rachael and Zachary Lea; a sister, elizabeth Barker, of Orleans, MA.
August 22, 2007 - Terry A. Bird, Phillipsburg, NJ
June 9, 2007 - Rutger Rosenborg, East Amwell Twp., ARMY, 83, died at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, PA. Born in Geneva Switzerland on January 30, 1924, he was a son of Ansgar and Sigrid Rosenborg. He moved to the United States in 1940 when the League of Nations Economic Finance and Transit Mission, for whom his father was a deputy director, moved to the Insitute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Mr. Rosenborg was a graduate of the Ecole International De Geneve and Princeton University Class of 1946. His studies were interrupted by World War II. Mr. Rosenborg joined the United States Army famed Tenth Mountain Division and after training in Texas and Colorado, he served primarily in the Italian theatre of operations. He earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Prior to resuming his studies at Princeton, he was a translator in Austria and Germany. Rutger joined American Express and was posted to various locations, including Stockholm, Sao Paolo, Brussels, paris, and New York. He became vice president in charge of travel service offices in the Western Hemisphere, retiring in 1976. Mr. Rosenborg and his wife, Suzanne Zinser Rosenborg, had Pennfields Farm, in East Amwell Township. Suzanne owned horses most of her life and was one of just a few female Thoroughbred trainers in America in the 1950s. She appeared on TV shows such as What's My Line and Wide World of Sports to discuss what was an unusual occupation at the time for women. She died in July 2005, after 50 years of marriage. Surviving are five children, Richard Rosenborg of San Diego, Eric Rosenborg of New Providence, Jennifer R. Fricke of San Diego, Victoria Rosenborg-Street of Wilton, CT and Karina Rosenborg-Viornery of South Fallsburg, NY; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Rosenborg of Washington, DC.
May 14, 2007 - Ernest Duh, Alpha, NJ - ARMY, 87, died at Hope Hospice House in Ft. Myers, FL. Born on January 4, 1920 in Bethlehem, PA, he was a son of the late Alex and Theresa Karba Duh. He and his wife, the former Julia Pokriscsak, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in August 0f 2005. Ernest was employed at RK Laris Silk Mill as a spindle inspector and at Bethlehem Steel as a valve house engineer. He was the meat manager at Central Supermarket for many years. He enjoyed sports such as golf, baseball, football and boxing. Mr. Duh was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army with the 79th Division. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, two Purple Heart Medals and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars attached. In addition, he received the World War II Victory Medal, the US Army Combat Infantry Badge, and proudly wore his World War II Honorable Discharge Pin known to many veterans as a "ruptured duck." Mr. Duh was also the recipient of medals awarded by Warren County in observance of his service to the country. Ernest was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alpha, NJ, the John Dolak American Legion Post, the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company, the Disabled American Veterans Association and the Purple Heart Association. He is survived by a son, Ernest F. and his wife Laurestine of Washington, NJ; a daughter Rhonda A. King and her husband William of ridgefield, CT; a brother Alex of Bethlehem, PA and three grandchildren, Laurestine Duh Moore and her husband Scott, and Erica and Julie King. Three brothers, Frank, Charles and William Duh, a sister, Theresa Nemeth and a granddaughter, Heather Duh, all died earlier.
August 7, 2006 - Evelyn King Betts, Lebanon -- MOPH Auxiliary, 77, died at Hunterdon Medical Center in raritan Township. She was born in Glen Ridge, the daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret Hoffman King. She is survived by her hustand, Richard; a daughter, pamela Joy Betts of Gaithersburg, MD, and a sister, Dorothy Borgman of Deltona, FL. Evelyn was a trust officer secretary for National State Bank in Newark. Evelyn was a very gifted artist. Her oils earned awards at several shows. She loved animals, and many of her paintings depicted these creatures. She had also been inolved in 4-H with her daughter. She was a member of the Hunterdon Hills Garden Club, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Hunterdon County Soil and Watershed Conservation Committee, and the Red Mill Museum.
August 1, 2006 - Warren C. Dietz, Bethlehem Twp., NJ -- MARINE, 85, died in Warren Hospital. He was born on April 1, 1921 in Flemington, NJ. He was the son of the late Henry P., Sr. and Mary McKeon Dietz. He and his wife, the former Phyllis Foose, were married May 24, 1945. He worked in the coding department at Riegel Paper Corp. before his retirement. He was a 1939 graduate of Flemington High School. He served in the maries during World War II as a marie raider, where he was involved in five invasions and was wounded in Guam. He loved his family. He was an avid gardener, reader and traveler. "Dut" was a member of the Purple Heart Veterans Association, VFW Post #7857 in Milford; the American Legion in Alpha; Disabled American Veterans; Holland Township Senior Citizens; the Marien Raider Association and the Sixth Marine Division. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by two sons, Michael D. and his wife Evelyn of Emmaus, and Thomas "Tad" and his wife Robin of Mansfield Township, NJ; a daughter-in-law Karen Dietz Shaw of Towanda, PA; a brother, Alexander Zanetti of Whiting, NJ; a sister, Margaret Dietz of North, VA; six grandchildren, Danielle, Shel, Heidi, Joel, Jim and Alyssa; and nine great-grandchildren, Lexie, Jackie, Gregory, Matthew, Nicholas, Logan, Luke, Dylan and Dustin. A son, John W. died in 1989; and a brother, Henry P. Dietz, Jr. died earlier.
July 9, 2006 - John F. Trimmer, Clinton, NJ -- ARMY, 86, died at Hunterdon Medical Center. Born August 8, 1919 in High Bridge, he was a son of Mytthais and Jennie Ervey Trimmer. Mr. Trimmer lived in Clinton with his wife of 15 years, the former Linda D. Belese, and his two pets, Brandy and Mouse. He was employed by Worline Oil Co. and Agway Petroleum in Clinton for many years. He was also the caretaker of the Travis Sheep Farm in Jutland. A foster grandparent at the Hunterdon Developmental Center in Union Township, he worked at the laneco Supermarket in Franklin Township during his retirement. Mr. Trimmer enlisted in the Army during World War II and rose to the rank of staff sergeant in the 75th Infantry Division. He served in the European Theater and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in Belgium. He was an active member of the Herbert Cawley VFW Post in High Bridge and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 700 of Glen Gardner. Mr. Trimmer was a long-time member of the High Bridge Reformed Church. He was predeceased by his first wife, Clarice Bittenbender, and two brothers, Mytthais and William. In addition to his wife, survivors include his son John of Atlantic County; and two daughters, Carol Nidlund of Lehighton, PA and Karen Byrne of Kensington, MD. Mr. Trimmer was blessed with six grandchildren, Susan, Samantha, and Justine Nidlund, and Julia, Lillian, and Bridget Byrne. He also had several nieces and nephews.
May 23, 2005 - Paul E. L. Burgoyne, East Amwell Twp., -- MARINE, 74 died in Hunterdon Medical Center. Born in Baltimore, he was a son of Paul and Alma Elizabeth Dix Burgoyne. He had resided in East Amwell since 1985. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a former state finance officer with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He retired from Exxon Corp., Linden where most recently he managed a computer center. He was a life member of the Amwell Valley Rescue Squad, Ringoes. Mr. Burgoyne was a former elder and deacon of the Flemington Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Lois Cassens Burgoyne; four daughters, Andrea Burgoyne of Cockeysville, MD, Adrienne Smith of Sparks, MD, Aimee Burgoyne-Black of Neshanic Station and Noelle Burgoyne of Philadelphia; two brothers, David Ross Burgoyne of Chesapeake, VA and John Burgoyne of Ellicott City, MD and four grandchildren.
April 27, 2005 - Wayne A. Goldt, Readington Twp., -- MARINE, 56, died at home. Born in Montclair to Eileen Wiley and Robert M. Goldt, he lived in Hunterdon most of his life. A 1967 Hunterdon Central High School graduate, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served several tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a two-time recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Goldt was the building manager for the Federal Court House in Trenton. He was a member and served eight terms as commander of the Flemington VFW, was former VFW district commander, and served as the National Aide Decamp of the VFW. He was a member of Flemington American Legion, the Flemington Loyal Order of Moose, the Marine Corps League, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. In addition to his mother, of Holiday, FL, surviving are his wife Hannah Matthews Goldt; his son, Wayne R. of New York City; his daughter, Traci Lynn Goldt of Washington, DC; five brothers, Robert of Fostoria, OH, Greg of Neshanic Station, Glenn of Newtown, PA, Gary of Florida, and Scott of Middletown, PA; his stepfather, Edward Wiley; and one grandchild.
December 14, 2004 - John S. Michniewicz, White Township, NJ, -- ARMY, 83, died at Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ. Born on April 9, 1921 in Great Meadows, NJ, he was a son of the late John S. and Stephanie Sykofska Michniewicz. He and his wife, the former Marion Kircher, were married for 53 years. He lived in Hackettstown before moving to Country View Village five years ago. John was a processor for Farmland Dairies, Wallington, NJ for over 30 years, before retiring. He served in the Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart, and Distinguished Service medals of both the State of New Jersey and Warren County. Meeker had enjoyed fishing. He was a parishioner of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Belvidere, NJ. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Joyce Kilmer Council 2483, Hackettstown, NJ for over 65 years. He was also a member of the Purple Heart Club. In addition to his wife Marion, he is survived by a son, Joseph of Sandford, FL; three daughters, Christine Nestlerode of Castanea, PA, Rose Salominta of Blairstown, NJ, and Joanne of Hope, NJ; three grandchildren, Katherine, Brock and Zane, and a great granddaughter, Amber. Two brothers and four sisters died earlier.
July 3, 2004 - Thomas M. Baylor, Washington, NJ -- ARMY, 81, died in his home after an extended illness. Born September 8, 1922 in Port Colden, NJ, a son of Michael and Nancy Ann Thomas Baylor. After his discharge, he returned to Washington to enjoy a small woodworking business and lawn mower repair service. Mr. Baylor was Honorably Discharged, disabled Veteran of WWII. He was a member of the 24th Infantry Division in the Pacific, and awarded 2 Purple Hearts and Silver Star Medals of Honor. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, the Purple Heart Club, and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Janet; his brother, Elwood of Glendale, AZ; his nieces and nephews.
April 14, 2004 - A. Raymond Stephens, Glen Gardner, NJ -- NAVY, 82, died at home. He was born October 1, 1921 in West Portal and had resided many years in High Bridge before moving to Glen Gardner 10 years ago. He was the son of the late Andrew and Blanche Mutchler Stephens. He was a retired carpenter, both union and self-employed. He also taught carpentry at North Hunterdon High School since 1989 and Mountain view Corrections, both in Clinton Township. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, serving as ship fitter in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945. He graduated Stewartsville Grammar School in 1925 and Phillipsburg High School in 1939. He was a member of the Reformed Church in High Bridge; the Military Order of the Purple Heart Hunterdon County Chapter 700; and a life member of Glen Gardner VFW No 5119. He was a charter member, with 38 years of service, at the High Bridge Emergency Squad in High Bridge. He taught American Red Cross first aid for 20 years; spent five years as a Flemington American Red Cross instruction-trainer; and was vice president of the 10th District New Jersery State First Aid Council (26 years). Mr. Stephens was a life member of American Legion Post 456, Stewartsville; Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge No 1928, Flemington; and Loyal Order Moose Lodge No 1907, Forked River. Survivors include a son, Drew L. Stephens of Clinton; a daughter, Ann Stephens of Phillipsburg; a brother, Herman Stephens of Lake Isabella, CA; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
January 14, 2004 - Henry F. Odenthal, Phillipsburg, NJ - ARMY, 80, died at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township. born in Boston, MA, sone of his late parents, Joseph and Margaret Moran Odenthal, he was formerly of Dunellen, Melborne, FL, Buckingham, PA, and Rosemont for a short period of time before settling in Phillipsburg a year ago. Henry was a retired insurance agent for USF & G Co. located in Orange for more than 35 years. Henry was a veteran of the US Army, where he faithfully served his country during World War II, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Henry was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Association of the 3rd Armored Division of Indianapolis, IN. Henry was predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Patricia M. Driscoll, in December 2001. Surviving are his loving children, a devoted son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Susan Odenthal of Raritan Township; his dearly loved daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Wayne Apgar of Branchburg, Kim and Michael Kuehne of Hillsborough, Karen and David Eardley of Phillipsburg and Jane and Stephen Fitzpatrick of Brick; along with nine precious grandchildren, who were all very special to him.
December 10, 2003 - Edward Armstrong, Easton, PA -- ARMY, 55, died in his home. Mr. Armstrong was a member of American Legion Post in Frenchtown. He was born in Philadelphia to William Jr. and Mary J. Crossd Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was a readiness N.C.O. for the Army and was stationed at Fort Dist for the last 18 years. He was a disabled combat veteran serving in the Army with the Seventh Calvary, 1st Battalion, Charlie Company, during the Vietnam War. He was a volunteer for the Medford Emergency Squad, Lumberton Emergency Squad, American Emergency Squad of Mount Holly, and the RCA EMS in Moorestown. Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Disabled American Vets, Lehigh Valley Chapter, VFW Post 05119, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, AmVets and the NRA. He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Gilbert Armstrong; a son, Paul A. Veazey of Easton; and four daughters, Danielle K. of Easton; E. Michelle of Bensalem, PA; and Ashley L. Veazey and Megan E. Veazey of Easton.
April 14, 2003 - Edward J. Walters, Washington Twp., NJ -- ARMY, 80, died in the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover, NJ. Born December 14, 1922 in Easton, the son of the late Kenneth R. and Mary Elizabeth Humphrey Walters. He was the former co-owner and president of Friwal Welding from 1952 to 1982. He had also worked for the former Dixie Cup Corporation from 1941 to 1952. He flew over 20 B-24 liberation missions in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and received the Bronze Battle Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Air Medal. Edward restored a 1929 Model T Ford pickup and collected and modeled "N" Gauge railroad. He loved his digital camera and took pictures of almost everything. He was also an avid bowler. He was a member of the Colonial United Methodist Church in Oxford. He was Vice Commander of Chapter 700 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and a life member of the Easton Emergency Squad in Easton. He is survived by his wife, the former Cecelia Marason; two daughters, Patricia Helfrich, and her husband, Robert of Belvidere and Linda Lee Wilson of Washington Township, NJ; two brothers, Ray of Palmer Township and James of Wilson Borough; two grandchildren, Larry Purnell Jr., and his wife Cynthia of Phillipsburg, and Thomas, and his wife Denise of Las Vegas; and three great-grandchildren, Tricia and Tia, and Christopher Purnell. A brother, Kenneth, died earlier.
June 20, 2002 - Joseph Notillo, Oxford, NJ -- ARMY, 77, died at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg after sustaining injuries in a single-car crash in White Township, NJ. Born in Secaucus, he was the son of Anthony and Josephine Notillo. He lived in Oxford for 11 years, coming from Vienna and Hackettstown. He served in the Army and Air Corps during World War II, and was a Purple Heart recipient. He received the Bradley Award Medal as a prisoner of war in World War II. He was employed in the Security Department of Hoffman-LaRoche in Belvidere before retiring in 1989. He was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Great Meadows. He was a former Hackettstown special police officer. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Hunterdon/Warren Chapter; the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7859 in Independence, and of the Disabled American Veterans. A son, Joseph, died in 1993. A sister, Florence Sigler, also died earlier. Mr. Notillo is survived by his wife, Catherine, at home; two daughters, Madeline Ackerman of Mansfield and Kathleen Nolan of Vienna; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
March 14, 2002 - Amos Rogers Jr., Phillipsburg, NJ -- ARMY, 81, died in Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ. He worked for Sheridan Printing Co. in Alpha. Born February 20, 1921 in Williams Township, he was a son of the late Amos Sr. and Clara Cartwright Rogers. He was a member of the River of God Fellowship Church in Easton. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 42nd Infantry Division. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, saw action at the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, and received the Medal of Homage from France and two Purple Hearts. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700 in Glen Gardner, Veteran of Foreign Wars post 1290 and AmVets, both of Easton and the Disabled American Veterans in Phillipsburg. He and his wife, the former Hilda H. Gunderman, observed their 54th wedding anniversary on December 31. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Amos W. of Easton, Wayne P. of Annandale, and William A. of Phillipsburg; a daughter, Katheryn M. Ball of Phillispburg; a sister, Evelyn Frankenfield of Phillipsburg; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
June 19, 2001 - Alfred J. Kopp, Raritan Township, NJ -- MARINE, 53, died in Hunterdon Medical Center. He was a mail carrier at the US Postal Service in Flemington. Born August 20, 1947 in Somerville, NJ, he was a son of the late Edward and Emma Dolman Kopp. He served in the Marien Corps during the Vietnam War in the 1st Force Reconnaissance Co., 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force from 1966 to 1969. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Quakertown, NJ Recreation Club. He was a 1965 graduate of North Hunterdon High School. He is survived by two sons, Alfred Jr. of Newtown, PA, and David in CA; a brother, Edward of Raritan Township; and his former wife, Cathy Kopp of Palmer Township.
September 9, 2000 - William C. Hull, Palmer Township -- ARMY, 77, died in his home. He was manager of the direct mail department of the Corporate Advertising Services of the Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Washington for 42 years, retiring in 1984. Born May 28, 1923 in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late G. Earl and Luella Dibble Hull. He lived in Palmer Township for the last three years. Previous to that, he lived in Phillipsburg for nine years and Stewartsville for 32 years. He attended Stewartsville Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1942. He served three years in the Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He received two Bronze Stars and was also awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700 of Glen Gardner. He was a member of Mescey-Bishop American Legion Post No. 456, Stewartsville; Pohatcong Memorial VFW Post 6701, Washington; and Phillipsburg area Chapter of the AARP. He was a New Jersey deputy game warden for 33 years serving in Warren County and retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Phillipsburg Lodge No. 52, F&A.M.; Phillipsburg Scottish Rite, Valley of Trenton, Crescent Temple Shrine, Trenton. He was also a former member of the Greenwich Township Committee in Stewartsville serving as police commissioner, director of emergency managaement and on the board of health and public assistance. He was a member of the Friends and Neighbors Senior citizen Club of Phillipsburg and served as vice president. He and his wife, the former Myrtle E. Thorpe, observed their 52nd wedding anniversary on May 8. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; William C. Jr. of Olean, NY and Scott B. of Wake Forest, NC; one daughter, Linda D'Orlando of Yardley, PA; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Four brothers, Robert, Raymond, Paul and Kenneth Hull all died earlier.
September 5, 2000 - William J. Mulligan, Mansfield Township, NJ -- ARMY, 72, died in St. Clare's Hospital in Dover, NJ. He was a clerk for the US Postal Service in Stanhope, NJ, retiring in 1990. He also was a poet. Born July 24, 1928 in Elizabeth, NJ, he was a son of the late William and Mary McGuire Mulligan. He resided in Blairstown Township, moving to Mansfield Township in 1979. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, both in Glen Gardner. He is survived by his wife, the form Audrey C. Fournier; two sons, Daniel of Chester, NJ and Glenn of Pocono Pines, PA; two sisters, Joan Doherty and Mary Mulligan-Booth, both of Mount Pleasant; and three grandchildren.
October 23, 1999 - Thomas William Robinson
May 20, 1998 - George W. Schmidt, Sr., Broadway, NJ - ARMY, 76, died in Warren Hospital. He was a building inspector for B.I.U. and the State of New Jersey before retiring in 1995. Born January 19, 1922 in Queens, NY, he was a son of the late Charles and Marie Toscano Schmidt. An Army veteran of World War II in Europe, he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He attended the Broadway Methodist Church in Broadway. He is survived by his wife, the former Audrey Ritter; five daughters, Bernadette Cummings of Charlotte, NC, Eileen Quigley of Topton, PA, Karen Chiu of Broadway, Barbara Hoff of Emmaus, and Deborah A. Roseberry of Wind Gap; four sons, Lawrence E. Schmidt of Valencia, CA, John Brownell of Broadway, George W. Schmidt Jr. of Pen Argyl, and James A. Schmidt of Phillipsburg; a brother, Raymond of Babylon, NY; 19 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
September 13, 1996 - Kenneth Hoffman, Oxford, NJ -- ARMY, 74, died in Hunterdon Medical Center. Born in Califon, he was a son of James and Agnes Delhagen Hoffman. A resident of Oxford for eight years, he previously lived in Clinton. Mr. Hoffman was a field lineman in the Army during world War II, serving in Company D, 395th Infantry. He served in Normandy, northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe and received four Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and World War II Victory Medal. He was wounded in action in France in 1944. Mr. Hoffman was a member of the Hunterdon County Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700 in Glen Gardner. He was also a member of the East Coast Trap Shooting Association. A brother, James Hoffman, and a sister, Elizabeth Schuyler, died earlier. He is survived by two brothers, Daniel Hoffman of Tewksbury Township and Robert Hoffman of Phillipsburg, and a sister, Agnes Hoffman-Brown of Hampton.
December 22, 1993 - Arthur G. Hallgren, Glen Gardner, NJ -- 73, died at home. Born in Chicago, he lived in Watchung for 27 years and then in Flemington before moving to Glen Gardner in 1992. Mr. Hallgren attended George Washington University in Washington DC and Upsala College in East Orange. Before his retirement several years ago, he was an operations supervisor for Eastern Airlines in Newark. Mr. Hallgren served in Troop B, 117th Cavalry, in Europe during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Hunterdon County Chapter 700. Surviving are his wife, Theresa Winkowitsch Hallgren; a son, Arthur S. of Ocean Grove; a daughter, Wendy Hallgren of Norwich, VT; a sister, Janet Delapenha of Temple City, CA; and three grandchildren.
April 27, 1993 - Joseph G. Notillo, Jr., Hackettstown, NJ - ARMY, 46, died in Dover General Hospital and Medical Center after being stricken at work. He was employed by the former Harrison's Furniture in Independence Township as a sales representative. Born February 3, 1947 in Newark, he was a son of Joseph and Catherine Notillo Sr. of Oxford. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Blue Ridge Post 164, American Legion, in Hackettstown, the Independence Township VFW Post 7859 and was an active community volunteer. In additional to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Madeline Ackerman of Rockport and Kathleen M. Nolan of Vienna.