Obituaries

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Su-su Leu

Su-su Leu, age 84, of Livingston passed away peacefully on Sunday January 7, 2018 at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Su-su was the beloved wife of the late Liow-Min; devoted mother of Shie-Lin Leu and his wife, Lillian; and Charlie Leu and his wife, Sandra; loving grandmother of Matthew, Cate, Alexander and Faith; dear sister of Mei-mei; and aunt of numerous nephews and nieces. The family will receive their friends at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at Restland Memorial Park, 77 DeForest Avenue, East Hanover, New Jersey on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Restland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

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Funeral Services Held in Millburn For Former Governor Brendan Byrne

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 8, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn for former New Jersey governor Brendan T. Byrne. Politicians from both sides of the aisle, including many former governors, attended the service, which lasted more than two hours. Governor Byrne died Thursday, January 4, in Livingston at the age of 93. Mr. Byrne’s son Brendan Jr. reportedly said his father had developed a lung infection and “was too weak to fight,” Following a dirge by a State Police piper and the playing of taps by a military honor guard, eulogies were presented by Governor Chris Christie, former governor Tom Kean, and the Archbishop of Newark, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, among others. Brendan Thomas Byrne was born on April 1, 1924, and grew up in West Orange. His father, Francis, was the city’s public safety commissioner and later president of the Essex County tax board. His mother was the former Genevieve Brennan. Mr.

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Diane Dale Jacobs

Diane Dale Jacobs of Livingston passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Diane was the beloved daughter of the late Chris and Frances Moschou. She was the loving wife of David Jacobs and cherished sister of Chris Moschou, Jr. Diane was also a devoted aunt and great-aunt. In addition to her dear family, Diane leaves behind many wonderful “Sister” friends who will remember the love and laughter that she brought into their lives. After Diane received her bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University, she earned a master’s degree from Montclair State University. Diane devoted her professional life to working with children and the community. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 11, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston. Interment will follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey. A celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, January 10.

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Janet Hardman

Janet V. Hardman, 94, of Livingston passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Caldwell, New Jersey, to Paul and Jennie Vanderhoof, Janet served her country proudly in the Army Air Corps during World War II. She was a member of the Women’s Veterans Society of New Jersey and a regular supporter of the Women’s Memorial Foundation. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Hardman, a Livingston police officer and World War II Army veteran; loving mother of Thomas A. Hardman, Jr., Tedd P. Hardman, Terry Kocur and James Hardman; and cherished grandmother of four and greatgrandmother of two. She was a long-time member of Trinity Covenant Church, serving in the choir, and a past officer of the Women’s Guild. A memorial service celebrating Janet’s life will be held at Trinity Covenant Church, 343 East Cedar Street in Livingston on Sunday, January 14, at 4 p.m.

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Funeral Service Today For Lester Cowles, 93

Visitation will be held at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston today, Thursday, January 11, from 9 to 10 a.m., for Lester L. Cowles Jr., who died on Sunday, January 7. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Philomena’s Church, also in Livingston, at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield. Mr. Cowles retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Kearny, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanette, and his son, Lester L. Cowles III. He is survived by nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 25 East Spring Valley Ave., No. 210, Maywood, N.J. 07607.

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Hold Private Services For Joseph F. Zullo

Joseph F. Zullo of Livingston died Tuesday, December 26. He was 87 years old. Born in West Orange, he was a director of guidance in both Heritage Junior High School in Livingston and James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell. He was predeceased by six sisters. Mr. Zullo is survived by his wife, Harriett Zullo; his children, Lynne, Joe (Sue), Bob (Liliana), Ann (Al), Jean, Joan (Pat), and Stephen (Cheryl); three sisters, Mary, Helen, and Margaret; and ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. All services are private, under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Livingston.

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Funeral Services Held For Marvin Metsky

Marvin Metsky died on Thursday, December 21, at his home in Morris Plains, two weeks before his 96th birthday. Born and raised in Newark, Dr. Metsky raised his family in Livingston. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, he was graduated from the University of Louisville. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University in 1953. Dr. Metsky co-founded Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology and was a founding member of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He was president of the New Jersey Psychological Association and active in the American Psychology Association. Dr. Metsky was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor Metsky (neé Ziering). and his two brothers, Seymour and Ira. He is survived by his children, Richard (Joy) Metsky and Karen (Rob) Cowen; four grandsons; and dear friend, Mimi Simpkins.

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Service Will Be Held For John St. Thomas

John P. St. Thomas died suddenly on Saturday, December 23. He was 43 years old. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, December 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home in Roseland. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, December 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Church in Livingston. Mr. St. Thomas lived in Livingston until 1984, when the family moved to Roseland. As a stock broker on Wall Street until the 9/11attacks, he helped people to escape and survived with many resulting health issues He is survived by his parents, Ed and Joanne St. Thomas, and his brothers, Matthew (Stephanie) and Christopher (Jill). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation (tunnel2towers.org). Messages may be shared at farmerfuneral.com.

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Gloria Dowd

Gloria C. Dowd, 84, of Livingston passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Ralph and Josephine DeMayo, Gloria was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph P. Dowd; sisters Filomena DeMayo, Angelina Foecke and Laura DeMayo; grandson Kevin Newman, and son-in-law Thomas Newman. She is survived by her six loving children: Peter Dowd (Patricia), Mary Ellen Dowd, Cecilia Kwilos (Jerry), Monica Newman, Matthew Dowd (Jennifer) and Andrew Dowd (Christine). She also leaves behind 11 adoring grandchildren, and her dear sister Mary Patane. In addition to raising her six children, Gloria was an active parishioner at St. Philomena Church in Livingston for over 55 years, lending her beautiful soprano voice as a cantor, soloist and choir member for 42 of those years, as well as volunteering in the Rosary Altar Society. Gloria also sang with a number of community choruses, most recently The Concert Chorale of New Jersey.

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Services Held Dec. 22 For Eve Epstein, 90

Eve Epstein, 90, died December 19 at the Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Livingston, where she had resided for the past 2½ years. A funeral was held Friday, December 22, at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, with arrangements by the Menorah Chapels at Millburn. Born Eva Blanche Enfield on October 15, 1927, in Newark, Mrs. Epstein was graduated from Weequahic High School and received her R.N. degree from Beth Israel School of Nursing. On Christmas Day in 1949, she married Irving Epstein, to whom she was married for 50 years until his death in 2000. She lived in Union, Springfield, Livingston, and Florida before moving back to Livingston. She worked as a registered nurse, at Beth Israel in Newark, Elizabeth General, and finally Saint Barnabas Medical Center, where she spent the last 20 years of her career, mostly in the nursery. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Epstein was predeceased by her daughter, Anita, and her brother, Morton.

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