Obituaries

Thu
03
Sep
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Denver Wallace

Denver Wallace

Denver Wallace, 93, passed away peacefully on August 8th in his home at Brightview Senior Living in North Andover, Massachusetts. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, he was the son of Octor Hugh and Maude Wallace. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles L. Wallace.

Denver grew up in Johnson City, where he and his family were active members of the First Methodist Church. Throughout his life, Denver was active in various churches, where he worshipped, read scripture and sang in the choir. He was an active member of his beloved First Church Boxford since 1976 when he moved to Massachusetts.

Denver joined the Navy after graduating from high school. Upon completion of his military service, Denver earned his bachelor of science in business and graduated in 1950 from East Tennessee State University.

Thu
27
Aug
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Services Were Private For Kitty Kleinhandler

Kitty Carol Kleinhandler, a longtime resident of Livingston, died on Friday, August 21, at Arden Courts in Whippany. She was 92 years old.

Mrs. Kleinhandler was born and raised in Newark and graduated from Weequahic High School. She had been active with the Infants Welfare League, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the UJA.

Predeceased by her husband, Leonard, and her brother, Alan, she is survived by her children: Donna and her husband, Stuart Shoengold; Andrea and her husband, Neil Rothstein; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Donations in Mrs. Kleinhandler’s memory may be made to the Friendship Circle, 10 Microlab Way, Livingston, NJ 07039. To share a memory or send a condolence, go to bernheimapterkreitzman.com.

Thu
27
Aug
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Phyllis K. Richardson

Phyllis K. Richardson, a retired librarian, passed away peacefully at her home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on August 17, 2020, aged 89.

Born in New York to Louise and Philip Kallenberg, she graduated from Richmond Hill High School, earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Syracuse University, and an M.S. in Laboratory Science from Columbia. Phyllis later obtained a Professional Certificate in Library Science from Caldwell College. She was a Sister of Kappa Delta sorority.

Thu
27
Aug
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Graveside Service Held For Bernard Sherman

Bernard Ralph Sherman of Livingston died at St. Barnabas Medical Center on Sunday, August 16. He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Sherman was a pharmacist and worked for many years at Chase Drugs in Newark.

He was predeceased by his wife, Carole, in 2008, and is survived by his daughter, Ellen Sherman.

A graveside service and burial was held at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit bernheimapter-kreitzman.com.

Thu
27
Aug
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Robert W. Farley Dies in Livingston

Robert W. Farley of Livingston, died Sunday, August 23, in Livingston. He was 89 years old.

Born in Newark, Mr. Farley resided in Newark and South Orange, and later Spring Lake Heights, before settling in Livingston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served during the Korean War. He also served the Newark Fire Department for 25 years, retiring as a captain.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, and his siblings, Kathleen, Margaret, Anna May, Helen, Edwin, John, and James. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Ann Farley and Eileen Topps (Brian); his sister, Agnes Cruitt; and two grandchildren.

Visitation and prayer service will be private. Arrangements are by the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston.

Thu
27
Aug
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Roy L. Deter, Jr. Branchburg, N.J.

Roy L. Deter Jr., 61, of Branchburg, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Bridgeway Care Center.

Born in Orange, New Jersey, Roy resided in Denville, New Jersey 30-plus years ago, before relocating to Woodland, California and recently residing in Branchburg, New Jersey.

A Viewing will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Branchburg Funeral Home, 910 Route 202 South, Branchburg, New Jersey. Committal is private.

Please visit www.branchburg-funeralhome.com for a full obituary reflecting his life.

Thu
27
Aug
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Laura K. Franklin

Laura K. Franklin of Livingston, New Jersey, died of natural causes on May 27, 2020. She was 95.

She worked much of her professional life as a medical editor.

Born in Latvia on March 1, 1925, she lived most of her life here in New Jersey.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Franklin in 1958. Surviving are her two daughters, Barbara DeFuria and Elizabeth Franklin; her grandchildren, Melissa Coccia and Jason Zullo; and her great-grandson, Joseph Coccia IV.

No public service was held.

Thu
20
Aug
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Ronald V. Daneski

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Ronald Victor Daneski, 70, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Belmont, New Hampshire, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Ronald was raised in Livingston, New Jersey and graduated from Livingston High School in 1968. In high school, he took a job as a caddy that began a lifelong love of golf, which he passed on to his three grandchildren.

He attended the University of Rhode Island, then served in the United States Air Force and finished his degree at the University of Maryland. He had a career in the surety industry and then later as a cable installer before retiring to Port Charlotte, Florida.

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Thu
13
Aug
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Ruth J. Cross

Ruth J. Cross

Ruth Joanne Cross (née Chatterton), age 97, of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2020. She was born June 18, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. Ruth was kind, generous, loving and cared deeply about the welfare of her family, friends and neighbors. A private graveside service was held at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine.

Ruth proudly served her country during World War II as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy. For over two decades, she worked with the North Jersey Blood Center as a phlebotomist. She was also a nurse’s aide and a certified home nurse.

Earlier in her career, she was the executive secretary to the director of the Livingston Public Library for 13 years. While at this position, Ruth was chosen to be the hospitality chairwoman for the New Jersey Library Association.

Thu
13
Aug
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Mary Jane Mackaravitz

Mary Jane Mackaravitz (“Mary Mack”), 91 years old, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Mary was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1928 and lived in Livingston, New Jersey, for almost 50 years.

She retired from the City of East Orange after 15 years as a Police Violations Officer. She was an active member of Saint Philomena Church. In her retirement, she was President of the Livingston Thursday Seniors for almost 25 years; a member of the AARP Livingston Chapter; the American Legion; the Old Guard; and the Oak Leaf Club.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Clement, and her son, Robert. She is survived by her son, Michael; her daughter-in-law, Sharon; and her three grandchildren, Melissa, Robert Jr. and Kyle. She cherished her three greatgrandchildren, Joshua, Skyler, and Ever Leena.

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