Obituaries

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17
Aug

Funeral Mass Friday For John Thomas Sules

John Thomas Sules, 87, of Weeki Wachee, Florida, a former long-time Livingston resident, died Thursday, August 10. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial in Caldwell, on Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass will be offered at Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell, on August 19 at 10 a.m., followed by the entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Sules raised his family in Livingston, where he was a resident for 34 years before retiring to Weeki Wachee in 1993. A Navy veteran, he also did a stint in semi-pro baseball. He was graduated from Montclair State Teachers’ College in 1955. He was one of the first State Farm agents in New Jersey. From there he became a manager in 1956 and ascended to the position of deputy regional vice-president for the northeast region. He retired from that position in 1992 after 37 years of service. Mr.

Thu
17
Aug

Offer Mass Friday For Joseph Falcone

Joseph M. Falcone, 69, of Livingston died Monday, August 14. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, August 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston, with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Joe grew up in Livingston and spent his entire life in the township. He began his education at a variety of schools, as special education was in its infancy. He attended schools in Millburn, West Orange, and Livingston, and was graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1968. During his later school years, he was a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 73 of West Orange. In 1969, he was hired by the Livingston Post Office, where he spent 39 years as a mail handler.

Thu
10
Aug

Roger Thompson

Roger Thompson, 94, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at his residence in Livingston. He was born October 18, 1922 to Mabel (Martin) and Merton Thompson in Hamilton, Ohio. In 1944, he graduated from Yale with a degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and attended Midshipmen’s School at Notre Dame University. He served on the U.S.S. Glennon. He retired from naval service in 1952 and moved to Livingston to establish Thompson Tool and Clamp Company. Roger remained in Livingston with his wife Beatrice, whom he married in 1947. He was a member of the Federated Church of Livingston, and enjoyed gardening and painting. Roger was predeceased by his beloved wife, Beatrice. He is survived by his son, Roger, and his domestic partner, Patti Buraczynski.

Thu
10
Aug

Funeral Mass Friday For Joseph Musumeci

Joseph Musumeci of Livingston died Monday, August 7, at the age of 92. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston today, Thursday, August 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, Livingston, on Friday, August 11, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Mr. Musumeci was born in Newark. He served in the U.S. Navy in both World War II and the Korean War. He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine, and two of his children, Rosanne Fanning and Paul Musumeci. Surviving Mr. Musumeci are his children, Joseph Musumeci; Luann Melillo and her husband, Stephen; and Robert Musumeci and his wife, Fabiola; his sister, Rosemarie Balfour; and nine grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Mr. Musumeci’s name be made Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

Thu
03
Aug

Jane Y. Hecht

Jane Y. Hecht of Whippany, formerly of Livingston, passed away on July 26, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with lymphoma. She was 67 years old. Jane was born in New York, New York in 1950 and lived in Ohio and Massachusetts before attending Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She was graduated from New York University and subsequently moved to New Jersey. She was actively involved in the Livingston community, serving most recently as Executive Director of the Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee (LMAC). She also served as a member of Temple Beth Shalom’s Board of Trustees and in the Livingston Public Schools, where she was an officer of the PTA and PT Council. She was most recently employed with Jewish Vocational Services of MetroWest. Jane is survived by her two sons, Daniel (Jennifer) and Michael; two grandchildren, Allison and Jonah; her sister, Beth Nesic (Dusan); her brother, Dr.

Thu
03
Aug

Allan Feid Sr.

Allan Feid Sr., 87, of East Hanover, formerly of Livingston, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The family will receive their relatives and friends at Quinn- Hopping Funeral Home, at 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, N.J., on Thursday, August 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral service celebrating Allan’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 4, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, at 77 Deforest Ave., East Hanover. Allan was born in Orange to August and Mae Feid. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Upon returning from the war, he started Allan Feid Plumbing in 1955 in Livingston, and has since successfully passed the business on to his two sons, Allan Feid Jr. and Bob Feid.

Thu
03
Aug

Graveside Services Held For Rosalind Kleinwaks

Rosalind (nee Teitelbaum) Kleinwaks, 91, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Livingston, died at home on July 27. Graveside services were held on Sunday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Kleinwaks was graduated from Weequahic High School. She attended the University of South Carolina, then was graduated from Newark State Teachers’ College (now Kean University) with a teaching degree from. After marrying Eugene Kleinwaks, the two lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for 12 years before moving to Livingston in 1962, where they raised their family. Mrs. Kleinwaks was predeceased by her husband in 2015 after 67 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Lorrie Hertzberg, Jeffrey (Diana) Kleinwaks, and Randy (Tracey) Kleinwaks; her sister, Elaine Schlesinger; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Thu
03
Aug

Offer Mass August 8 For William Theel, 85

Former Livingston resident William Theel, 85, died suddenly on Sunday, July 30, at his home in Macungie, Pennsylvania. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Mass will be preceded by a calling hour from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown, Born in Passaic, Mr. Theel lived in Pequannock before moving to Livingston. He was a 1950 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a field engineer for IBM for 32 years until retiring. After retiring in 1986, he and his wife moved to Reeders, Pennsylvania, and then to the Wild Cherry Knoll Community in Macungie. Mr. Theel was predeceased by Barbara, his wife of 58 years; and his sister, Gertrude.

Thu
03
Aug

Graveside Services Held For Malcolm Scharf

Malcolm Scharf of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Livingston, died July 28, at the age of 94. A World War II veteran, Mr. Scharf served in U.S. Army Signal Corps and earned a Purple Heart for his contributions. He was a graduate of Rutgers University and ran a kitchen manufacturing business in Springfield for 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rhoda, and his sons, Robert and Steven. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carol. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family has suggested that memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice of Palm Beach and Broward County Foundation.

Thu
03
Aug

Funeral Services Held For Donald R. McKay

Donald R. McKay, 74, of Roseland, formerly of Livingston, died Friday, July 28. Funeral arrangements were by Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. Mr. McKay was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and was graduated from Livingston High School in 1961 as president of his class. He excelled at football and track and was named all-state in football. He continued his athletic and academic successes at Princeton University, from which he was graduated in 1965. He played starting tailback for Princeton's only undefeated football team and was selected for the All-Ivy Team. In 1978, he was the second inductee into the Livingston Athletic Hall of Fame. Professionally, Mr. McKay had a long career in wealth management, and recently retired from UBS as senior vice president, executive wealth management.

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