Our Obituaries

Michael G. Ramieri

March 27, 1973 - January 24, 2018

Dr. Michael G. Ramieri, 44, of Sparta, NJ passed away on January 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born in Manhattan, NYC and was a resident of Randolph and Ogdensburg before moving to Sparta 2 years ago. Michael was a graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor's in Biology and received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University. He received his...
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Theodore G. Kershaw

April 23, 1934 - January 24, 2018

Theodore G. Kershaw, Ted, died peacefully on January 24 at home, after a long illness, surrounded by family. Ted was born in Palo Alto, CA to Gen. Theodore G. Kershaw and Henrietta Collbran on April 23, 1934. Ted proudly served in the US Army for 24 years, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. He served two tours in Vietnam and received numerous medals and commendations. Ted graduated from UC...
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Phyllis Teresa Rossi

February 21, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Phyllis Teresa Rossi, 89, of Hamburg, NJ passed away on January 23, 2018 at Mt. Arlington Senior Living in Mt. Arlington, NJ. Phyllis was born in Newark, NJ and was a longtime resident of West Orange, NJ before moving to Hamburg in 2001. She was a member of the St. Jude and Hardyston Seniors. She was also a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Franklin were she was a Eucharistic Minister....
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Ruth M. Bennett

November 16, 1928 - January 22, 2018

Ruth M. Bennett (Fowler) passed away, January 22, 2018 at Morristown Hospital. Ruth was the loving wife of John C. Bennett, who predeceased her. A life-long resident of Sparta, Ruth was born on the Fowler family farm, daughter of Albert and Myrtle Fowler and resided there until her passing. She will be sadly missed, not only by her family, but by many friends and wonderful neighbors as well. ...
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William Trepicchio

March 26, 1927 - January 21, 2018

William L. Trepicchio, 90, of Pompton Plains, NJ, passed away after a brief illness on January 21, 2018. Bill was born in Lodi, NJ, received his bachelor's degree in education at Paterson State University and his master's in education administration from Montclair State University. He was a proud member of the United States Navy serving in WWll. Bill retired in 1994 after over 40 years of...
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Thomas Burton VanKirk

August 4, 1934 - January 16, 2018

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Thomas B. Van Kirk on January 16, 2018. Tom was born and raised in Sparta and lived his entire life on land settled by his ancestors. Tom founded his excavating business in 1961 and his son, Tom Jr. joined him and they ran the business until 2014.Tom coached Little League Football and Baseball in Sparta for 18 years as well as Babe Ruth...
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Katherine Worthington

July 21, 1925 - December 28, 2017

Katherine D. Worthington, 92, of the Lake Mohawk section of Sparta, NJ passed away on December 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Katherine was born and grew up, and lived most of her life in Livingston, NJ she then moved to Lake Wallenpaupack Estates in PA and lived there 25 years before moving to Sparta. She was a member of the Sparta Seniors but her passion was painting and her family...
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Robert Dean Eckes

December 22, 1940 - December 22, 2017

Robert Dean Eckes, 77, of Sparta, NJ passed away at Newton Medical Center on December 22, 2017. Bob was born and grew up in Oconto, WI and was a resident of Sparta since 1967. He worked on the manned space program in Houston, TX as a main frame operator before moving to New Jersey to work for the Western Union Company. He worked as a salesman for the UNISYS Corporation for many years. Bob...
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Joseph A. Yuppa

January 12, 1946 - December 20, 2017

Joseph A. Yuppa, 71, of Byram, NJ passed away on December 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 12, 1946 in Hackensack, NJ. Joe was an industrial engineer with BSIE from Newark College of Engineering and MS in Engineering Management from NJIT. His career included both the manufacturing and residential services industries. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Army and his...
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Thomas Edward Goble

April 25, 1952 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Thérèse Marie DePrez

February 17, 1965 - December 18, 2017

Thérèse DePrez, Production Designer on 'Black Swan,' Dies at 52 Her impressive body of work included 'Living in Oblivion,' 'Summer of Sam,' 'High Fidelity' and 'Out of the Furnace'Thérèse DePrez, Production Designer on 'Black Swan,' Dies at 52 Her impressive body of work included 'Living in Oblivion,' 'Summer of Sam,' 'High Fidelity' and 'Out of the Furnace'Thérèse DePrez, the well-regarded...
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Laura Anne Buro

December 8, 1957 - December 16, 2017

Laura Anne Buro, 60, of Hopatcong, NJ passed away on December 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Laura was born in Orange, NJ grew up in the Vailsburg section of Newark and was a resident of Hopatcong most of her adult life. Laura was Director of Finance and Human Resources at Data Masons in Sarasota, FL for many years. She loved gardening, needlepoint, bike riding at Sandy Hook and...
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Alice E. Fabrizio

August 25, 1930 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Ruth D. Blessing

January 2, 1934 - December 6, 2017

Ruth D. Blessing, 83, of Hackettstown, NJ, was called home by the Lord on December 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Beemerville, NJ and lived in the Lake Mohawk section of Sparta for over 30 years. She retired to Hernando then Inverness Florida for 20 years before returning to Sparta in 2012. She was a member of the Sparta United Methodist Church for many years and a...
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Joseph Anthony Bruscino

October 16, 1923 - December 5, 2017

Joseph Anthony Bruscino of Sparta joined his wife Bernice in the Eternal Light on December 5th. At 94 years, he had the great fortune of never having gotten old. He often fell, but he bounced right back. He never complained. He drove; he cooked; he accepted invitations at the drop of a hat. Every summer, he religiously took one dive off the diving board. He was happy and he was kind, but...
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Anita M. Cooper

February 22, 1930 - November 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Laurie Marie DiCianni

January 5, 1959 - November 27, 2017

Laurie Marie DiCianni, 58, passed away on November 27, 2017. Laurie was born in Denville, New Jersey and was a resident of Sparta for 25 years before moving to Hackettstown, NJ 5 years ago. For 15 years she was a caring youth minister at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta, NJ. She loved music, singing and corny jokes, but most of all she loved her friends and family. Laurie is...
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Lucille Roberta Tefft

May 15, 1926 - November 24, 2017

Newton, NJ-Lucille Roberta (Meier) Byron Tefft peacefully at home to her Lord on Friday, November 24, 2017 at her home in Bristol Glen. She was 91. Lucille was born in the small town of Nashua, Iowa to Ernst and Hazel (Smith) Meier. She resided in Newton, NJ for the past 17 years. Previously she lived for many years in Bethesda, Maryland. Though she grew up in a small town, Lucille travelled the...
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Donald B. Pierson

September 26, 1930 - November 19, 2017

Donald B. Pierson, 87, of Sparta, NJ, passed away on November 19, 2017 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Don was born in Ottawa, IL, and was a graduate of Notre Dame, class of 1952. Don served in the U.S. Navy as Lieutenant Commander. He received his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 1960. Don was owner and operator of Pengad Inc. in Bayonne, NJ. He is...
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Helen W. Craig

September 29, 1922 - November 18, 2017

SPARTA - Helen W. Craig, 95, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 18, at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., and was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Corporation, having worked in Rochester and transferring to New York City in 1963, and retiring to Sparta, in 1974. She was a member of the Sparta Seniors and Our Lady of the Lake Church. Mrs. Craig was predeceased by her beloved...
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Theresa Marie Rizzuto

December 9, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Theresa Marie Rizzuto, 85, passed away on November 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Terry was born in Scranton, PA and lived most of her life in Bloomingdale, New Jersey before moving to Sussex County. She was a member of the Columbiettes and volunteered to help many charitable organizations, as well as anyone who had a need, throughout her life. Theresa had an amazing work ethic and...
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William P. Brennan

October 5, 1955 - November 14, 2017

Sparta, NJ- William P. Brennan, passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday November 14, 2017. He was 62. William was born in Orange, NJ to William and Claire (Crann) Brennan. He has resided in Sparta for the past four years, previously living in Livingston and Clinton, NJ. He worked for over 20 years as a programmer with Chubb & Sons in Readington, NJ. William had a love of reading,...
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Marie F. Hickey

November 12, 1928 - November 7, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Marie F. Hickey nee (Girlando) peacefully passed away at her residence on November 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was 88. Marie was born in Newark, NJ to Joseph and Christina nee (Fraser) Girlando. Marie has resided in Sparta since 2014 when her beloved husband of 64 years, Norman Hickey passed away. They lived in Summit, NJ. For many years, Marie was an event planner...
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William Smith

October 8, 1951 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Thomas McGuire

September 20, 1933 - October 31, 2017

Thomas McGuire, 84, of Asheboro, NC, formerly of Sparta, NJ passed away on October 31, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Tom was born in Dover, NJ along with his twin brother Charlie. He was a proud US Army Veteran and a 40 year member of the Sparta Township Fire Department. Thomas also worked for Sparta Township DPW for many years, prior to that LE Carpenter in Wharton NJ and Mennen...
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William L. Crane

September 1, 1926 - October 31, 2017

Ogdensburg, NJ- William L. Crane passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, after a long illness. He was 91. William was born in Hamburg, NJ to Raymond and Minnie (Paulison) Crane. He was a lifelong resident of Ogdensburg, NJ. William served his country proudly during WW II with the US Army. He was employed for over 20 years with M & M Mars Corporation in Hackettstown, NJ,...
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Rebecca Sisco

September 7, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Rebecca Sisco, 91, a longtime resident Deer Trail Lakes, Stockholm, NJ passed away on October 29, 2017 at Merry Heart Health Care Center in Succasunna, New Jersey. Rebecca grew up in Colver, PA, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary(Letso) Montrenec, moving to Stockholm, New Jersey in 1948, where she met and married her late husband of 58 years, George H. Sisco. Rebecca was a stay at home...
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Florence May Slack

October 8, 1929 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Edna A. Pietrucha

June 29, 1928 - October 25, 2017

Edna A. Pietrucha, 89, of Sparta, NJ passed away on October 25, 2017. Edna was born in Eynon, PA and moved to Kearny, NJ in 1941. She graduated from Kearny High School in 1946 then worked as a secretary in a law office until her marriage to Joseph A. Pietrucha in 1951. The family moved to Sparta in 1960 where Edna became an active parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Church. Edna was an avid...
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Jean Kinney

February 21, 1927 - October 25, 2017

Andover, NJ- Jean Kinney went home to the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Andover Subacute Care Center. She was 90. Jean was born in Whitehaven, England to William and Florence Berridge and immigrated to the US in 1929. Jean resided in Newton, for 54 years, and previously in Sparta. She was an elder and active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta for 77 years. Jean was a...
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Susan Jean Green

June 25, 1945 - October 25, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Susan Jane Green passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Dover, NJ. She was 72. Susan was born in Newton, NJ to Walter and Dorothy (Tripp) Green. She resided in Newton until 1972, when she moved to Sparta. She earned her Bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in music from Lebanon Valley College and her Master's in Education from East...
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Philip J. Daly

August 25, 1928 - October 19, 2017

Philip J. Daly, 89, of Oak Ridge, NJ passed away on October 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Phil was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a graduate of St. Peter's College in Jersey City with a bachelors in Mathematics. He received his MBA from The City College of New York. Philip worked as a...
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Martin Schweighardt

September 6, 1961 - October 19, 2017

Madison, NJ- Martin Schweighardt, 56, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ. Martin was born in Orange, NJ to Martin A. and Elaine Schweighardt, and currently resided in Madison previously living in West Orange. He served his country proudly in the US. Navy after attending West Orange High School and was employed with the town of West Orange in various...
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Leland E. Sember

September 7, 1967 - October 12, 2017

Leland E. "Lee" Sember, 50, of Sparta, NJ passed away on October 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.The greatest guy we know was born on May 18, 1967 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ. His loving parents Janet and Steve Johnson, as well as his grandparents Mario and Marcie Canale raised him in Flemington. Lee developed lifelong friendships in Flemington. He attended high school...
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Adele Velo

July 5, 1929 - October 2, 2017

The Goble Funeral Home in Sparta, New Jersey is handling the funeral arrangements of Adele Velo. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in her memory to: Alzheimer's New Jersey, 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365. A memorial service wll be scheduled at a later date.
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Theresa Isabella Donovan

September 2, 1935 - October 2, 2017

Theresa I. Donovan, "Terry" of Hardyston Twp, NJ, passed away on October 2, 2017 at the age of 82. Terry was born and raised in Carteret, NJ, where, with her mother and sister Palma, she owned and operated City Line Bar and Grill. In the 1980's she moved to Deerfield Beach, FL and finally settled in Crystal Springs, Hardyston Twp, NJ. She loved Broadway in NYC, playing cards with her friends...
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Christopher Lee Cassini

June 16, 1972 - September 27, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Christopher Cassini announces his passing after a courageous battle with cancer on September 27, 2017 at the age of 45. He died peacefully at home with his wife by his side. A native of Flanders NJ, Chris lived the last 17 years in Sparta, NJ. He was a Master Service Technician at Toyota of Morristown and loved all things car related including his 1977...
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Gary Stephen Dans

October 18, 1944 - September 20, 2017

Gary Stephen Dans, 72, of Oak Ridge, New Jersey passed away on September 20, 2017. Gary was born in Newton, New Jersey and was the owner and operator of Dans and Dans Electric in Oak Ridge, New Jersey for many years. He was a member of the Mt. Freedom Rifle and Pistol Club in Flanders, and the Milton United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for many years and was a Trustee of the...
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Robert James McKenna

April 20, 1944 - September 19, 2017

Vernon, NJ- Robert James McKenna peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center, in Middletown, NY surrounded by his wife and loving family. Robert was born in Hackensack, NJ to Charles and Marion (Oberg) McKenna. He has resided in Sussex for the past 40 years, previously living in Wood Ridge, NJ. Robert was a member of the Pipefitters Local Union 274 in...
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Alfred Orlando

January 28, 1950 - September 17, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Alfred (Al) Orlando entered eternal life on September 17, 2017. Son of the late Phillis and Alfred Orlando, He was born January 28th, 1950. He spent his childhood in Union City, and then Wood-Ridge NJ. He married the love of his life Michelle Wegg and over time had 5 children, and raised them in Bloomfield and later Sparta. During this time he was an active member of St. Kateri. He...
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Stephen Swentzel

July 28, 1955 - September 12, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Stephen W. Swentzel, 62, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 with his wife and children by his side. Steve was born in Paducah, Kentucky to John and Margaret (Forster) Swentzel. He was raised in Mount Olive, NJ and lived in Sparta for the past 30 years. Steve was an entrepreneur who founded, owned, and ran Sussex Concrete. Steve is survived by his high school...
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Barbara A. Olatta

August 21, 1955 - September 9, 2017

Barbara A. Olatta, 62, of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, passed away suddenly on September 9, 2017. Barbara was born in Cleveland, Ohio, was a graduate of Whippany Park High School and a graduate of William Paterson College with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. Barb embraced her true passion for golf and became a teaching golf professional most recently at Farmstead Golf and Country Club...
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Louis T. Nazzaro

August 13, 1923 - September 4, 2017

Louis T. Nazzaro, 94, of Sparta, New Jersey passed away on September 4, 2017. Lou was born in Sparta, New Jersey over top of the Central Hotel at 16 Main Street; that was owned by his parents and would be owned by he and his wife until 2005. He was a proud member of the United States Army serving in the European Theatre during WWll serving in Southern France, the Rhineland and Italy. Upon...
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John Joseph Kirk

May 17, 1930 - September 2, 2017

Dr. John J. Kirk, of Crandon Lakes and formerly of Sparta, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was 87 years old.John was born on May 17, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of Walter and Mary Kirk. John grew up in Medford, MA. He attended Boston College High. While in high school he signed up for the National Guard.After graduating from...
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Alfons E. Toriello

March 13, 1933 - August 24, 2017

Alfons E. Toriello, 84, of Hardyston, NJ, passed away on August 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Al was born in Hackensack, NJ and lived in Hardyston for 45 years. He served as a proud member of the United States Army from 1953-1955. Al drove a truck for the Borden Milk Company and then for Roadway Express, retiring after 27 years at the age of 71. He was a loving family man and...
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John E. Fox

December 28, 1928 - August 21, 2017

John E. Fox, 88, of Sparta, NJ passed away on August 21, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. John was born in New York City and was a resident of Sparta since 1987. John was a proud member of the United States Navy. He was Vice President at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY, retiring in 1977 after 22 years. John is survived by his beloved wife Connie; devoted father of Stephen, Gregory and MaryBeth...
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Frederick J. Milens, Sr.

July 3, 1923 - August 20, 2017

FREDERICK J. MILENS SR, 94, of Byram Township, passed away on August 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Hoboken, NJ on July 3, 1923 and moved to Denville, NJ at the age of seven and lived there until he married Clara Goble in 1948; the family then moved to Byram Twp, NJ in 1957. Fred enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1943 reaching the rank of Flight Officer. He piloted C...
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Frederick James Youngman

July 27, 1941 - August 17, 2017

East Stroudsburg, PA- Frederick James Youngman passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Pocono Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was 76. Fred was born in Paterson, NJ to Frederick A. and Regina (Dundas) Youngman. He was raised in Clifton prior to moving to Sparta, NJ where he spent most of his life. He was very proud of being a former Sparta police officer. Frederick is predeceased by his parents,...
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Agnes M. Gorin

February 24, 1920 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Craig R. Sprich

November 10, 1966 - August 10, 2017

Craig "Spanky" Sprich, 50, of Sparta, NJ passed away on August 10, 2017. Craig was born in Mt. Holly, NJ and lived in Jefferson before moving to Sparta. He was a 1984 graduate of Sparta High School. He was recently working at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, NJ. Craig was forever smiling, had an infectious laugh, and will be missed by anyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He was...
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Martin N. Nielsen

March 5, 1943 - August 9, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Martin Nicolai Nielsen MD passed away, surrounded by his family, in his home on Wednesday, August 9th after a 14th month struggle with Amyloidosis. Nicolai was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and he immigrated as a young boy with his mother to the United States. As a growing man with an inextinguishable curiosity, he became a pilot, he was a diver and a member of the Explorers Club, and...
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Joseph Thomas Vozza, Jr.

June 30, 1952 - August 6, 2017

Joseph Thomas Vozza Jr, 65, of Sparta, NJ, passed away on August 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born in Franklin, NJ and was a resident of Sparta for 37 years. He started out his working career as a masonry apprentice in Franklin and entered the food distribution industry in N. Bergen, NJ. Joe was the owner of the Bagel Bistro in Andover Township and was a longtime coach in...
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Margaret Mary McGovern

December 29, 1926 - August 4, 2017

Margaret Mary McGovern, 90, of Sparta, NJ passed away on August 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret, known as Peggy, was born in Newark, lived in South Orange, NJ, and moved to Sparta in 1950 where she raised her family. Peggy graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Newark, and from Caldwell University. Peggy was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Church in...
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Margaret Rose Carambatos

July 16, 1939 - July 31, 2017

Margaret Rose Carambatos, 78, of Sparta, NJ passed away peacefully at home, on July 31, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Marge was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Harrison, NJ before moving to Sparta, where she has been a resident for 41 years ago. She worked alongside her husband in their business, Alumigraphics Inc., in Nutley, NJ until the time of his death in 2003. Marge and...
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John Robert Matus, Jr.

January 13, 1956 - July 28, 2017

John Robert (Bob) Matus Jr., age 61 of Sparta, N.J. passed away peacefully on Friday, July 28th, 2017 with his family by his side.Born in Dumont, N.J. to Florence Josephine (Visocki) Matus and the late John R. Matus Sr. he was the proprietor ofB&B Automotive Specialists in Morris Plains for many years. Bob loved cars from the beginning and could fix them all. He was a member of the Northern...
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Sam Frank Smetana

December 25, 1965 - July 27, 2017

Sparta - Sam Frank Smetana of Sparta, NJ went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus while surrounded by her family on July 27, 2017. She was 51 years old. She is survived by her husband Andrew D. Smetana retired Sparta Police Officer; her children, London Hannigan, Christy Smetana, Rebekah "Grayson" Smetana, Andrew P Smetana and his wife Jacklyn, Tamara Forte and her husband William; her grandsons,...
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James Arthur Dykstra

May 6, 1991 - July 24, 2017

Fredon, NJ-James Arthur Dykstra died peacefully at home on Monday, July 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was 26. James was born in Newton, NJ to Kenneth and Judith (Spingarn) Dykstra. He previously lived in Stillwater. "King James" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends attended The Clark Center at SCARC. He enjoyed horseback riding at the Helping Horseshoe, as well...
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Debra Lee Citro

August 15, 1956 - July 22, 2017

Debra "Tracey Lee" Citro, 61 of Succasunna, NJ passed away peacefully with her daughter Stacey Lee at her side on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Lakeview Rehabilitation Center, Wayne, NJ. "Tracey Lee" worked as a Floral Supervisor for Shop Rite in Parsippany, NJ. Family & friends are invited to Goble Funeral Home on Friday July 28, 2017 from 9-11 am with an 11am Funeral...
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Alice E. Zuccheri

January 26, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Alice E. Zuccheri (Kimble) passed into eternal life on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Newton. She was 87. Alice was born in Dover, NJ to Harold and Mildred (Little) Kimble. She resided in Sparta for the last 49 years previously living in Wharton. She was employed at one time with Picatinny Arsenal and also later as an assistant township clerk for 8...
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Alison Walker

August 5, 1959 - July 19, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Alison Walker suddenly passed away at her residence on Wednesday July 19, 2017. She was 57. She was born in Paterson, NJ to Charles and Ruth (Van Emburgh) Walker and has resided in Sparta for the past 24 years. She previously lived in Little Falls and Franklin Lakes. Alison was a self- employed entrepreneur and most recently worked as a certified nursing assistant at The Homestead in...
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Marcia A. Behson

April 14, 1946 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Robert S. Magarino

December 26, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Robert S. Magarino went home to the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife, and family. He was 67. Robert was born in Long Branch, NJ to Samuel and Philomena (Perri) Magarino. He has resided in Sparta Township for the past 27 years living previously in Long Branch. He served his country proudly in the US Army National Guard. He was employed as an...
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Walter R. Diehl

July 5, 1929 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Robert J. Tierney

January 21, 1950 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Robert J. Tierney

January 21, 1950 - July 5, 2017

Wantage, NJ- Robert J. Tierney (67 years old) went home to the Lord on Wednesday July 5, 2017, at St. Clare's Hospital Dover Campus with his wife and two children by his side. Robert was born in Paterson, NJ to John and Bessie (Kievet) Tierney. He has resided in Wantage for the past 37 years. Robert proudly served his country in the US Army Reserves during the Vietnam War era. He was employed...
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Jean E. Gray

July 26, 1920 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Lynda A. Mohlenhoff

February 4, 1972 - July 3, 2017

Lake Hopatcong, NJ- Lynda A. (Posivak) Mohlenhoff, 45 year old, went home to the Lord at her home on Monday, July 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving husband, Brian, her two sons and family. Lynda was born in Quakertown, PA to Francis and Margaret Posivak. She resided in the Lake Hopatcong section of Jefferson Township for the past 13 years, previously residing in Bedminster and Pennsylvania. She...
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Helen Josephine Moore

May 28, 1926 - July 2, 2017

Helen Josephine Moore, 91, died peacefully in her sleep at 4:00 am on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. She was born on May 28, 1926 in New York City, NY to Joseph and May Kenney, and grew up in Nanuet, NY. She married Walter L. Maryanski on December 18,1966, who passed away in 1985. Helen worked for many years as a secretary for a tulip import firm in New York City. After retiring to...
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Julia K. Beebe

June 12, 1929 - June 30, 2017

Judy K. Beebe of Sparta, NJ died peacefully at home on June 30, 2017. She was born in Jamaica, Queens on June 12, 1929 to Kenneth and Julia Garland. She was 88 years old. Judy lived in Sparta for the past 53 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Joseph R. Beebe. She is also survived by 5 children and their spouses: Judith Zoeller (Geoffrey), Joseph P. Beebe (Nancy), John Paul...
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Gayne P. Underwood

February 15, 1922 - June 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.
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Nick H. Irons

February 16, 1944 - June 28, 2017

Nicholas H. Irons, 73, of Hardyston Township, NJ, passed away on June 28, 2017. Nick was born in Montclair, NJ and grew up in Sparta, NJ. He was a graduate of Sparta High School, a graduate of Morris County Community College with an Associate degree, a graduate of William Paterson University with a bachelor's degree and he received his Master's in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University....
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Kathleen G. Hassloch

November 27, 1918 - June 28, 2017

Sparta, NJ- Kathleen (Gillooly) Hassloch went home to the Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was 98. Kathleen was born in Jersey City, NJ to Peter and Theresa Gillooly, she and Bill lived first in North Bergen after his service in the Navy, and eventually settled in Ridgefield Park where they raised their still growing family. Upon retirement, they moved to Fort Pierce, FL. Since Bill's...
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Paul C. Johnson

January 8, 1947 - June 26, 2017

Paul C. Johnson, 70, of Sparta, New Jersey passed away on June 26, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey. He was born in the Bronx, and lived in Elizabeth and Rahway before moving to Sparta in 1977. Paul was a graduate of Kean University in Union, New Jersey where he earned his Bachelor's degree in history in 1975. During his career Paul worked as a telecommunications...
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Audrey Ruth Fetter

January 28, 1929 - June 21, 2017

Budd Lake, NJ- Audrey R. Fetter went home to the Lord on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital, Dover Campus, NJ. She was 88. Audrey was born in Brooklyn, NY to Henry and Jessie (Bruce) Christ. She resided for the past 18 years in Budd Lake, NJ formerly from Jefferson Township, NJ and Woodhaven Queens, NY. She enjoyed needlepoint, and knitting as well as camping, but thoroughly enjoyed...
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Theresa Jane Marion

October 25, 1962 - June 18, 2017

Theresa "TJ" Jane Marion, 54, of Newton, New Jersey, passed away on June 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. TJ was born in Astoria, Queens, New York and became a resident of Sparta in 1976 and moved to Newton in 1989. She worked as a skin care specialist at Valmy International in Pine Brook, New Jersey for over 20 years. TJ was a makeup artist and loved making crafty things. She loved...
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Cynthia Jayne Kurpiewski

September 4, 1956 - June 14, 2017

Cynthia Jayne Rabe Kurpiewski loved life. She loved her husband, children, and family deeply and completely. She loved her friends, her friend's friends, and her children's friends. She loved her dogs, her daughter's dog, and other people's dogs. She loved digging her hands into the soil and walking barefoot in her garden. She loved threading a sewing machine or casting onto knitting needles and...
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John A. Chambers

June 7, 1947 - June 13, 2017

John Allan Chambers, 70, of Sparta, New Jersey passed away on June 13, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. John was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn before moving to Sparta 35 years ago. John was the former President of the National Association of Realtors, he was a long standing member of the Sparta Economic Committee and was a Realtor for Remax...
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Wendy Ann Langlinais

June 1, 1970 - June 12, 2017

Wendy (Goldsworthy) LanglinaisKeller, TX - Wendy A. Langlinais, 47, of Keller, Texas passed away June 12, 2017 in Wayne, NJ after a long illness.Wendy was born June 1, 1970 in Aurora, CO and grew up in Ogdensburg, NJ. Wendy graduated from Wallkill Valley HS and worked as a preschool teacher for Picatinny Arsenal. Her love for children and their early education carried through in everything she...
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Mario J. Melchiori

October 6, 1935 - June 9, 2017

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Richard A. Hunsicker

January 6, 1946 - June 1, 2017

Richard A. Hunsicker, 71, of Augusta, NJ passed away on June 1, 2017. Rick was born in Allentown, PA and was a proud member of the US Army serving in Vietnam and earning a Purple Heart. He was the owner of Sparta Auto Parts Supply. Richard is predeceased by his grandson Gracen and his beloved mother Mary Hunsicker. Rick is survived by his beloved wife Karen Bender Hunsicker; devoted father of...
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Beverly Ann Brown

May 25, 1940 - May 31, 2017

Oak Ridge, NJ- Beverly Ann (Paxton) Brown went home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was 77. Beverly was born in Paterson, NJ to Charles and Cora (Venick) Paxton. She has resided in Oak Ridge for the past 42 years, living previously in Lincoln Park, and Paterson. She was a congregant of the Milton United Methodist Church in...
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Dorothy A. Tarnacki

August 17, 1945 - May 29, 2017

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Eleanor S. Schlag

April 12, 1917 - May 27, 2017

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Robert T. Cunningham

November 7, 1937 - May 26, 2017

Sparta, NJ.- Robert T. Cunningham died on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon, NJ. He was 79. Robert was born in Glen Cove, LI NY., to George Y. and Margaret (Hyslop) Cunningham. He has resided in Sparta since 1984 and previously lived in Melville, NY. Robert had been employed as a market research manager for six years with the Thomas J. Lipton Company and...
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Joseph James Mulligan

May 30, 1934 - May 25, 2017

Joseph James Mulligan, 82, of Sparta, formerly of Staten Island, NY passed away on May 25, 2017. Joe was born in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and raised his family in Staten Island before moving to Sparta 7 years ago while maintaining a summer residence in Lake Mohawk for 40 years. He was a proud member of the United States Marines serving from 1952-1955. Joe joined the New York City Police Department...
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Arthur F. Clarke III

October 1, 1952 - May 23, 2017

Lake Hopatcong, NJ- Dr. Arthur F. Clarke, III died on May 23, 2017, He was 64 years old. Arthur was born in Newark, NJ to Arthur F., Jr, and Regina C. (McGovern) Clarke. He graduated from West Babylon High School in 1970, earned his Bachelor's degree in 1974 from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ and his doctorate of optometry at SUNY School of Optometry in New York City. Arthur taught math...
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Felix Brady

December 31, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Oak Ridge, NJ- Felix Brady went home to the Lord on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Milford Manor in West Milford, NJ. He was 92. Felix was born in County Monahan, Ireland, to Terrance and Mary (Sherry) Brady. He resided in Oak Ridge for the past three years, living previously in Hillsdale for 26 years, and also Dumont. Felix was employed for 40 years with the Leonia Board of Education as a school...
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Manfred Ralph Laidig

July 16, 1935 - May 19, 2017

Speculator, NY-Manfred Ralph Laidig, born to Alfred and Emma Laidig of Bloomfield, NJ on June 16, 1935 went home to Jesus on May 19, 2017 after a 7 month fight against pancreatic cancer. Manfred earned an associate's degree from Newark College of Engineering, then went on to complete his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR. He also...
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Antoinette M. Volin

September 30, 1928 - May 18, 2017

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Anthony L. Cagno, Sr.

June 27, 1960 - May 18, 2017

Anthony L. Cagno, 56, of Stillwater, NJ passed away on May 18, 2017 surrounded byhis loving family. Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a longtimeresident of Sussex County. He worked as a Mortgage Consultant for Prospect Bankin Livingston, New Jersey. He loved hunting and fishing but his family was the mostimportant thing in his life. Anthony is predeceased by his beloved son Steven....
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Alice Betty VESCOVI

September 16, 1929 - May 17, 2017

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Michael N. Orlando

December 24, 1928 - May 15, 2017

Michael N. Orlando, 88, of Sparta, NJ passed away on May 15, 2017. Michael was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Saverio & Maria (DeVita) Orlando, both of his parents are from Manfredonia, Italy. Michael lived in Woonsocket, RI until moving to Sparta in 1966. He was a US Army Veteran serving in Japan in WWll and later recalled for the Korean War. He owned and operated Orlando's Market...
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Joseph J. Wehmeyer

January 31, 1943 - May 13, 2017

Joseph J. Wehmeyer, 74, of the Lake Mohawk section of Sparta, NJ, passed away on May 13, 2017.The son of Joseph and Lorraine (Lockwood) Wehmeyer, he was born in Paterson NJ January 31st, 1943.  Joe was married to Kathy (Feeney) Wehmeyer for 51 years.  He is survived by his wife, Kathy, five children, PJ, Lori, Joseph, Jennifer and Katie and nine grandchildren, Nick, Brittany, Hannah,...
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Shirley Mae Nicholson

February 27, 1932 - May 12, 2017

SPARTA -- Shirley Mae (Kitchell) Nicholson, 85, passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on May 12, 2017.Shirley was born on February 27, 1932 in Butler, New Jersey where she grew up, graduating from Butler High School in 1949. She was the daughter of the late Lester and Linnie (Rude) Kitchell of Stockholm, NJ. Shirley was the devoted wife to Robert "Bob" Nicholson for 64...
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Richard D. Amundson

November 26, 1927 - May 2, 2017

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Jean J. Chandler

November 4, 1924 - April 30, 2017

OGDENSBURG - Jean Chandler (MacGilvray), 93 years young, quietly passed away at the Milford Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center in West Milford, New Jersey on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Born on April 1, 1924 in Kearney, New Jersey, Jean grew up in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Duncan and Annie (Jackson) MacGilvray. Jean was the devoted mother to John Chandler...
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David E. Sniffen

July 17, 1955 - April 27, 2017

Dr. David E. Sniffen, 61, of Sparta, NJ, died suddenly on April 27, 2017. David grew up in Livingston, NJ. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Denver and his masters and PhD in Psychology from the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School for Social Research in New York City. He completed four years of post-doctoral clinical training in...
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Evelyn A. Curry

September 4, 1922 - April 26, 2017

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Catherine Kay Brewer

November 15, 1931 - April 23, 2017

Catherine "Kay" Brewer (Knapp) 85 years young, died on Sunday April 23, 2017 at home in Sparta, N.J. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, great love for her family, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through the last few months of declining health. Kay was born November 15th, 1931in Elizabeth N.J. and lived there for many years. She was the daughter of the...
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John N. Castellucci

June 22, 1938 - April 16, 2017

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