Obituaries

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Richard William Sauer

Richard William Sauer, 98, of Livingston, NJ, passed away on Tuesday March 5, 2019 in Essex, CT.

Richard was born in East Orange, NJ to Henry and Bertha Sauer on December 26, 1920. He received his master’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and was married to his beloved wife, Lillian Sauer, for almost 60 years. They resided in Livingston, NJ for the majority of their lives. He worked as a general manager in charge of services for over 50 years for Public Service Gas and Electric Company in Newark, NJ.

He was a World War II veteran who served in France and Germany as part of the 398th Infantry, 100th Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the American Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, theEuropean-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, and the Meritorious Unit Award.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Sauer.

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Evelyn Schneck (nee Levinsky)

Evelyn was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School. She was an ardent Zionist who was instrumental in the formation of the first Young Judea chapter in her neighborhood. She spent her summers training to make Aliyah at the Zionist Organization of America farm in Poughkeepsie, New York. She participated in packing “farm equipment” on the Brooklyn docks that was shipped to the Land of Israel in 1948.

Evelyn married her childhood sweetheart, Burton Schneck, in 1952, and once wed, they emigrated from Brooklyn to Long Island and ultimately to Livingston, New Jersey.

Over the next 50 years, she raised her three sons, saw her grandchildren born and grown to adulthood, and became a canasta legend throughout the state.

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Services Held March 1 For Harold R. Rogers

Harold R. Rogers died in Livingston on Monday, February 25, at the age of 89.

Born in East Orange, Mr. Rogers was a long-time resident of Livingston, and worked as a lumber salesman for Georgia Pacific for many years. He served in the National Guard for seven years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 201 in Livingston, the Livingston Old Guard, the LivingTones chorus, and the Livingston AARP.

Mr. Rogers was predeceased by his daughter, Lynn Davies. He is survived by his wife, Florence; his children, Richard and Joi Stauffer (Randy); his brother, Ronald Rogers (Patricia); five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 1, at the Presbyterian Church of Livingston. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations in Mr. Rogers’ name may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Livingston.

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Funeral Held March 2 For Craig F. Parker

Craig Foster Parker Sr. of Livingston, died Monday, February 25. He was 60 years old.

A life-long resident of Livingston, he was the son of the late Howard and Frances Parker.

Mr. Parker was a dispatcher for the Livingston Police Department, and, earlier, worked for the Livingston Water Department.

He was a volunteer firefighter for 43 years, moving through the ranks to Deputy Chief and working with the Exempt Fireman’s Association.

Also a Mason with Livingston Lodge #11 for 28 years, Mr. Parker served as Lodge Master in 1998 and Right Worshipful Grand Pursuivant in 2007. He also sat on the board of directors and held a number of other positions within the Lodge.

He is survived by his son, Craig Parker, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri; and his siblings, Carol Selitto (Michael) of Whippany and Howard Parker, Jr. of Parsippany. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Sivartsen.

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Tejas Bhatt Dies at 39

Tejas Bhatt of Livingston died on Thursday, February 28. The funeral service was held on Sunday, March 3, at the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home in Hackensack.

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Fire Chief, Police Chief Pay Tribute To Late Firefighter and Dispatcher Craig Parker

Craig F. Parker Sr. of Livingston, a long-time volunteer firefighter, police dispatcher, and township employee, died on Monday, February 25, at the age of 60.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Quinn-Hopping, officiated by Father Francisco Mendonca, chaplain for both the Livingston Police and Fire Departments.

Interment will immediately follow the funeral at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Full obituary information was not available as the Tribune went to press, and will be published in next week’s edition.

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Mark A. Snyder

Mark A. Snyder, 78, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday February 13, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on January 27, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey to Ralph and Jean Leflein Snyder. He married Sharon Goldstein in Somerset, New Jersey, on June 2, 1963, and she survives. Both Mark and Sharon grew up in Livingston, New Jersey.

Mr. Snyder is also survived by his children, Barbara (Barry) Seidman of Springfield, Illinois; Richard Snyder of Pennsylvania; and Kevin (Jennifer) Snyder of Morris Plains, New Jersey; six grandchildren, Jacob, Eli and Raya Seidman and Rebecca, Hannah and Ryan Snyder; one sister, Anita (Leslie) Mostow; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Sherman.

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Services Were Held For Helen Pontiakos

Helen Pontiakos of Livingston died on February 12.

She was born in Orange and worked as an administrative assistant with the FBI in Newark, and later at KPMG.

Mrs. Pontiakos is survived by her husband of 62 years, Michael; her children, George (Jessica) of Genesee, Colorado, Anne Toohey (Jim) of Newtown, Pennsylvania, and Stephen (Licia) of Charlotte, North Carolina; nine grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Jean Krystalla of Toms River.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Irene Malamis and Catherine (Kay) Psilos.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Roseland, where her funeral was held on February 19.

Condolences and memories may be shared at shookfarmer.com.

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Services Were Held For Sheila Kalisher, 74

Sheila Kalisher of Livingston died on February 13.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, to Beatrice and Jack Cohen, Mrs. Kalisher was a former high school English teacher and patented inventor. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University.

She married Lester Kalisher in 1966 and had two children, Aaron Kalisher (Deb Cohan) and Lisa Kalisher Rivero (Luis). Mrs. Kalisher is also survived by her sister, Judy Harwood, and her brother, Stuart Cohen.

In 1986, she founded an invention company, A.L.L.’S. WELL & CO. She developed greeting card lines and a fishing utility system called the Tackle Box Belt, and was active in the National Society of Inventors.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, February 17 at Bernheim- Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.

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Services Were Held For Steven Sertner

Steven Sertner, 62, of Livingston, died on January 29.

He was vice president of sales at Mavi Jeans in New York City, and was a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire.

Mr. Sertner formerly lived in Cresskill and Parkland, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Stacey; his children, Cary, Lexi and Austin, all of Livingston; and his sister, Ellyn Lavigne of Aventura, Florida.

Private services were arranged by J. L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove.

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