Obituaries

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May
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Zoom Funeral Held For Murray Saul Dobro

Murray Saul Dobro, a resident of Livingston for many years before moving to Crane's Mill in West Caldwell, died of COVID-19 on April 26.

He was born on May 6, 1928, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Samuel and Sarah Bornstein Dobro and grew up in Dorchester. Mr. Dobro (Mashe) received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Northeastern University and served in the Korean War as a chemist.

Although he grew up in a kosher home, Mr. Dobro developed the modern method for curing ham. He worked for decades in meat manufacturing before starting JCS Sales, a food brokerage business that he ran for over 40 years.

In 1953 he married Barbara Diane Edinger, and together they raised Jeffrey, Carrie and Stuart Dobro.

Murray was preceded in death by his brother, Danny, and is survived by his wife, Barbara; his three children, Jeff (Candace), Carrie (Mark) and Stuart; and two granddaughters.

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07
May
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Private Service Held For Elaine Abeles

Former longtime Livingston resident Elaine Abeles died on Monday, April 27, at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. She was born in Newark and graduated from Weequahic High School in 1942. Mrs. Abeles moved to Florida in

Mrs. Abeles moved to Florida in 1991 and to Brick in 2015.

Predeceased by her husband, Donald, who died in 1979, Mrs. Abeles is survived by her daughter, Randy Abeles; her sons, Gary Abeles (Charna) and Richard Abeles (Anja); four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. A private burial was held.

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07
May
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Beverley Johnson

Beverley Johnson

Beverley Johnson, a 20 year resident of Livingston, passed away at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on May 5, 2020.

Mrs. Johnson taught for 25 years in Kingston, Jamaica, before moving to the United States. Here, she participated in the Americorps Program as a teacher; took courses at Essex County College; and volunteered at the polls during elections.

She was also a long-time member of St. Philomena Church and Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by her husband, James (Jim) Johnson; a daughter, Claudia Crutchley, in Jamaica; a son, Claude, in Switzerland; and a son, Curt, in England. She was grandmother to 13 children.

To send condolences, call 973-994-3723 or email JamBever@ comcast.net.

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30
Apr
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Will Hold Service For Florence Metzger

Florence Carolyn (Mullen) Metzger died on Thursday, April 16. Born in Vineland, she was the daughter of Isaac T. and Annabelle Glover Mullen.

Mrs. Metzger graduated from Vineland High School, earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Beaver College in Pennsylvania, and taught in the Trenton and Bloomfield public schools. She married Frederick “Bud” Metzger in 1949 and they lived in East Orange, Bloomfield, and West Orange before settling in Livingston to raise their six children.

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30
Apr
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Jonathan R. Coun Succumbs to Cancer

Jonathan Reuben Coun of Midland Park, formerly of Livingston, died on April 18 at the age of 53 after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Christine Coun and father of Alex Coun. He also leaves his siblings, Rachel Coun and David Coun, He was a 1984 graduate of Livingston High School.

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30
Apr
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Plan Memorial For Diane Archie

Diane Archie, 72, of Livingston, died on April 14. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date for family and friends. Arrangements are in the care of the Nesbitt Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

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30
Apr
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Debbie Kean Dies at Home

Former New Jersey First Lady Deborah Bye Kean, died on April 23 at her home at the age of 76. She was the wife of Tom Kean, who served as governor from 1982 to 1990. The family formerly resided in Livingston.

Mrs. Kean was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Elizabeth Griffenberg Bye and Robert Bye. She graduated from Tower Hill School in Wilmington and Bennett College in Millbrook, New York. As First Lady of New Jersey, she was instrumental in renovating the governor’s mansion and lobbied to provide funds for day care centers.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Kean; her sons, state Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr. of Westfield and Reed Kean of Chatham; her daughter, Alexandra Kean Strong of Duxbury, Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren.

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Apr
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Frederick Meisenzahl

Frederick E. Meisenzahl, 99, of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020 at home, surrounded by his family.

Frederick was born on October 5, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to the late Frederick and Emma Meisenzahl. He grew up in Irvington, New Jersey, and moved to Livingston, New Jersey, and lived there for 70 years.

Fred worked for Western Electric for 39 years before retiring in 1978. During that time, he was drafted into the Army and served his country during World War II in Japan.

Once he retired, he fulfilled a dream and traveled the world with the love of his life, Sophie, until her health deteriorated and they were no longer able to.

He was an avid gardener as well as a honey bee keeper/honey maker extraodinaire. His passion for gardening was passed on to his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Fred also loved animals, namely cats, especially his beloved Suzie Q.

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Janet M. Farris

Janet M. Farris passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, at the age of 87.

She was born in Durant, Oklahoma to parents Philip Short and Wilna Holland.

She was predeceased by her parents; a dear aunt, Mildred Holland; and her loving husband, John Farris.

Surviving are her cherished children, Diane Farris, John Farris, Jr. (Maria), Amy Farris (Daniel Bruk), and six nieces and nephews. A great joy in Janet’s life were her endeared grandchildren, Charlotte, Carla, Sara and Peter.

Jan was a 1954 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and moved to New York City shortly after graduation. She married John in 1955, and they made their home in New Jersey, followed by several years in London. They raised their children in Livingston.

Jan loved reading; travel; Long Beach Island; her dogs and cat, and she was an avid sports fan, especially of tennis and college football.

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Apr
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Barry Lauton Dies at 88

Dr. Barry Lauton of Livingston died on April 22 at St. Barnabas Medical Center at 88 years of age. Born in Bayonne, Dr. Lauton is survived by his wife, Catalina Fiszer Lauton; his children, Julie Lauton and Lisa Lauton; his step-children, George and Lainie Fiszer; Karen Fiszer-Stern and Jeff Stern; four step-grandchildren; and his sister, Joyce Lauton Nestle. He was predeceased by his first wife, Thea Odem Lauton and his daughter, Amy Lauton.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and NYU Medical School, Dr. Lauton served as a US Army Captain in Korea. He practiced pediatric medicine in Springfield, and was an attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Hospital. He was a congregant of Temple Beth Ahm in Springfield and Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. Arrangements are by the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel.

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