Obituaries

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19
Sep
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Lenard D. Stingl

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Lenard Stingl peacefully laid down in his final sleep on Saturday, September 14. He was 67 years old, and will join his Dad in heaven with loving arms (his mom’s two Lens).

Len graduated Livingston High School in 1970 and worked at UPS for 20 years.

He leaves his beloved mother, Mildred, and family: his son, Paul Constatino; and his sister, Cheryl Tracey and her children, Michael (Donna) and Megan (Ernesto) and their children, Ethan and Arianna.

He also leaves close friends Alon, Mark and Danny, and his most beloved friend of 50 years, Paula Damico.

Rest, dear Lenard, you will be missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20, at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Sep
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Gerry Greenspan

Gerry Greenspan, 77, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Gerry spent most of his life in Livingston before moving to Florham Park three years ago.

A graduate of Weequahic High School and the University of Maryland, Gerry played with the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1963 to 1964 and is remembered in the Newark Hall of Fame and the MetroWest Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005.

Gerry was the loving father of Jamie and Jill Greenspan, devoted grandfather ofTaylor, Sydney, and Lindsay, and cherished brother of Barbara Drucks and Adele Harris.

A funeral service celebrated his life on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston. Interment followed at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge.

Donations may be made in Gerry's memory to the Lymphoma Research Foundation at www.lymphoma.org.

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12
Sep
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Eric Fink

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On Saturday, July 13, 2019, Eric Fink, 45, passed away while doing what he loved, jogging with his dog Tucker in South Mountain Reservation.

Eric was one-of-a-kind. He had a zest for life with a charm and sincerity that made every person he met feel special. He put family and friends above all. Eric believed that every family milestone deserved to be celebrated and honored, no matter the occasion. He was a special son, brother, husband, and uncle, but most of all, Eric was a proud father. He believed that time spent with his sons, Jordan and Ryan, was the most precious, whether it was hiking, coaching, camping, or a family road trip.

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12
Sep
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Will Hold Gathering For Karen Garber, 67

A gathering to remember Karen Garber, who died on Tuesday, September 10, will be held on Friday, September 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 14, from 1 to 5 p.m, at the Garber residence in Livingston.

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Mrs. Garber moved to Parsippany in 1973 and settled in Livingston in 1976.

Prior to her retirement, she was an administrative assistant for the Livingston Board of Education for over 35 years. She was also a volunteer at the Livingston Food Pantry.

Mrs. Garber was pre-deceased by her parents, Joseph and Toby Neuburger. Surviving is her husband of 46 years, Michael J. Garber; daughters, Randy Cole (Darryl) and Marisa Holden (Jamie); five grandchildren, and her brother, Richard Neuburger (Lela).

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12
Sep
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Elaine Halper

Elaine Halper of Livingston passed away Friday evening, September 6, 2019. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 8, at Temple Beth Shalom, 193 E. Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston.

Married for 63 years to Samuel Halper, she was blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

A dedicated member and past president of Beth Shalom, she has held leadership positions in many other Jewish organizations. Her work with Judaism and family defined her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Grinspan; her son, Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Amy Halper; and daughter, Roni Stern; and their children.

As wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, congregant and community leader, she will be missed for her generosity, her spunk and the amazing role model she set for all.

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12
Sep
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Memorial Was Held For Melinda Boronski

A memorial service for Melinda Boronski (Weiss), 62, was held in Massachusetts on September 1. Mrs. Boronski died on August 23.

Born in East Orange, she lived in Newark and Livingston before moving to Hardwick, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Boronski graduated from Livingston High School in 1975. She received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Purchase and her master’s degree from Boston College, and was employed as a substance abuse counselor.

She is survived by Chet, her husband of 30 years; her daughter, Hannah, and her stepdaughter, Emily; and her brothers, Howard Weiss (Cheryl) of West Orange, and Albert Weiss (Naomi) of Cherry Hill.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 14 Commerce Dr., Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016.

Thu
05
Sep
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Peter W. Armstrong

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Peter Walker Armstrong, 80, of Temple, Maine, died suddenly on August 27, 2019. He was born in 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, to Richard and Elizabeth (Schuh) Armstrong, and grew up in Livingston.

Peter attended Colby College and Boston University Graduate School, from which he earned degrees. He served two years in the Peace Corps in Panama and worked professionally for the YMCA of Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania.

He met and married Janice Jeffers in New York City, and Peter and Janice moved to Maine to homestead. Peter became a coordinator of Red Nugget Harvesters, a cooperative apple picking and pruning crew. Later, he continued to prune apple trees during the winter and restore gardens during the summer, for the rest of his life. An avid birder, he loved the natural world: skiing, canoeing, camping and hiking. Peter and Janice lived “off the grid” for twenty five years, building their own home and growing organic vegetables.

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05
Sep
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Funeral Mass Offered For Robert Gleason

Robert “Bob” Gleason died in his Livingston home on Tuesday, August 27. He was 73 years old.

Born in Jersey City, Mr. Gleason attended St. Aloysius High School in Jersey City, where he excelled in varsity swimming and basketball. He graduated from Montclair State University in 1967, majoring in health and physical education.

He taught physical education in the Montclair School district, and coached both basketball and soccer teams, retiring after more than 35 years in education. For many years, he was actively involved in the Essex County Chapter of the Special Olympics, which he continued throughout his retirement.

Mr. Gleason is survived by his ex-wife, Elaine Pennella Gleason; and his sister, Rita (Gay) Viggiano and her husband, John.

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05
Sep
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Services Were Held For Jerry Buren, 85

Jerry Buren of Monroe Township, formerly of Livingston, died on August 23 after a long illness.

He graduated from Seton Hall University and was a CPA.

Mr. Buren is survived by his wife of 63 years, Adele Kotler Buren; his two daughters, Lori Elkins (Dale) and Julie Buren (Jeff Kaplan); five grandchildren; and his brother, Paul.

Services took place on August 25 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation for research on Parkinsonism and PSP, a rare brain disorder.

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05
Sep
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Will Offer Mass For Joseph Caputo

Joseph A. Caputo, 55, of Living ston died on Monday, September 2. He was the son of Joan P. Caputo and the late Thomas J. Caputo.

Mr. Caputo is survived by his wife, Donna (Amodio) Caputo and his sons, Thomas J. Caputo and Anthony P. Caputo. He is also survived by his sisters, Charlene Caputo Kahse (Jerry), and Dawn (Caputo) Boudmer (Bruno); his sister-in-law, Christine Slinger (Ronnie), and his brother-in-law, Peter Amodio (Angela).

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston on Friday, September 6, from 3 to 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Philomena Church on Saturday, September 7, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Saint Barnabas Cancer Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston, NJ 07039.

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