Obituaries

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Jean Elizabeth (Bishop) Neugold

Jean Elizabeth (Bishop) Neugold

Jean Elizabeth (Bishop) Neugold, 91, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2020. She was an only child, born in Buffalo, New York, to Morris Earl Bishop and Dorothy Oyer Bishop. Her father’s job as an engineer with DuPont moved the family to Waynesboro, Virginia, where Jean spent most of her childhood. The family moved to Oakridge, Tennessee and then Richland, Washington, during Jean’s high school years because of DuPont’s work on the Manhattan Project. She graduated from Richland High School in 1945 and was a proud Bomber alumna who kept up with her classmates through their Facebook page.

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02
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Hold Graveside Service For Agnes Cassidy, 82

Former Livingston resident Agnes Cassidy, 82, died in Branchville, where she had recently moved, on Saturday, June 27.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Mrs. Cassidy was a reader and clipper at Burrelles Clipping Service in Livingston for 35 years.

Predeceased by her husband, John, Mrs. Cassidy is survived by her daughter, Catherine Banuls and her husband, Kenneth; her sisters, Helen Smith, Ann Crighton, Elsie Sanderson, and Ada Donnelly; and her granddaughter.

Visitation is private, and a graveside service will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, on Thursday, July 2 at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home.

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02
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Bryan Smith, 57, Dies

Bryan Alexander Smith, 57, who grew up in Livingston and lived in South Orange and West Orange, died on June 9 in Marietta, Georgia.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Pamela; his children, Rebecca and Max; his mother and stepfather, Toni Smith and Jerrold Feigenbaum; his sister, Maureen Smith; his mother­inlaw, Nancy Denburg; and his future son­in­law, Garrett McCorkle.

Memorial contributions may be made to atlantacancercarefoundation.org.

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02
Jul
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Maxine “Mitzi” Feier

Mitzi Feier, 94, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. Services will be delayed until safety can be assured. A family website will be accessible in the near future through the Bernheim­Apter­ Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel website.

A lifelong resident of Essex County, Mitzi rose from a medical technologist at Irvington General Hospital to managing the laboratories at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in East Orange and teaching Medical Technologist students.

Mitzi was a sweet matriarch with a wicked sense of humor and an inner toughness to keep her extended family in line. A Renaissance woman, she was interested in literature, birding, science, and her family. She was a member of the American Association of University Women’s Scholarship Committee and the Livingston Library Book Club, and received the 1976 New Jersey Society of Medical Technologists’ “Med Tech of the Year” award.

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02
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Hold Private Service For Eleanor Elgart, 93

Eleanor Elgart, formerly of Livingston, died on June 4 in Boca Raton, Florida.

She attended Hunter College and graduated from Montclair State University. Mrs. Elgart worked for Foster Wheeler for many years and was an active member of Temple Emanu-El in Livingston.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jay, in 2015, and is survived by her two sons, Dave (Jeanne Burstein of Mendham and Charles of St.Paul, Minnesota; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A private service was held on June 19, with arrangements by Rubin Memorial Chapel, Boynton Beach, Florida.

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02
Jul
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Hans Joachim Conrads

Hans Joachim Conrads of Livingston was born April 4, 1933, and passed away on Monday, June 29.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Livingston for 46 years. He was a member of the Livingston Old Guard.

Mr. Conrads was predeceased by his parents, Heinrich (Henry) Conrads and Martha (Kaiser) Conrads; and his sister,Esther (Conrads) Darbyshire.

He is survived by his wife, Herta, to whom he was married for 61 years; his sons, Peter P. Conrads of Ohio and Mark David Conrads of Cedar Knolls; his grandchildren, Amanda, Mark Jr., and Samantha; and cousins and other family in Leipzig, Germany.

Mr. Conrads served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1956, and his favorite hymn was the Navy Hymn:

Eternal Father, strong to save

Whose arm hath bound for the restless wave

Who bidst the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep

Its own appointed limits keep

O hear us when we cry to Thee

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02
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William Carnivale

William Carnivale, 94, formerly of Livingston, N.J., passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Born October 12, 1925, in Union, N.J., William Carnivale spent much of his life in Livingston, N.J. After serving as a member of the my Air Corps during World War II, William went on to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees at New York University’s Schools of Commerce and Business.

William married his beloved wife, Marion, on November 21, 1948, and in 1954 they moved to Livingston to raise their family.

After holding various financial management positions in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries (including Controller for Ciba, Wilkinson Sword, Yardley, and Mennen), William went on to own and operate the New Town Pub in West Orange – where he was known as “Mr. Bill” – until he retired in 1997.

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25
Jun
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Robert G. MacKenzie

Robert G. MacKenzie

Robert George MacKenzie, a long-standing resident of Livingston, New Jersey, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2020.

Robert is survived by his sons, Douglas and his wife, Margaret; and David.

Robert was born on October 3, 1930, in Newark, New Jersey. He initially worked as a tool-and-die maker, served in the Army in Korea, and graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in finance. He then married and moved to Livingston.

Robert worked in the insurance industry, initially for Liberty Mutual, subsequently for American International Group. Robert, his wife, Barbara, and their dog, Dallas, remained in Livingston during their retirement.

Robert was an avid golfer and world-traveler, and was active with the Federated Church.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, at the Federated Church of Livingston, at the corner of Route 10 and Livingston Avenue.

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25
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Funeral Liturgy Held For Kathryn Finn, 94

Kathryn Finn (nee Cornish), 94, died Wednesday, June 17, at her home [in Livingston].

Mrs. Finn was a member of the Cadet Nursing Corps and attended the school of Orange Memorial Hospital from 1943 to 1946. She later worked at the hospital, achieving the title of head nurse, before becoming a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alan J. Finn. She is survived by her children, Karen Finn, Susan Kraft (John), Carol Sinnott (Rev. Paul), Alan Finn, Jr., Janet Germinario (Philip), and Michael Finn; and three grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

A private family viewing was held, and the funeral liturgy took place at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston, on Tuesday, June 23. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. A memorial will be held at a later date after the pandemic.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Finn’s memory to the St. Philomena Sharing Office, 973-992-1382.

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25
Jun
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Diane Goldberg Dies

Diane Margo Goldberg died on June 14, in her Livingston home. She was 83 years old.

The daughter of Philip and Ella Mandelbaum, Mrs. Goldberg, was raised in Maplewood and attended Boston University.

She was predeceased by Robert, her husband of 60 years, and is survived by her children, Howard and his fiancée, Joanne; Michael and his wife, Terri; and Kenneth and his wife, Melissa; her brothers, David (Karen) Mandelbaum and Nathan (Sheree) Mandelbaum; and her five grandchildren.

The family suggests that thoughts of appreciation be directed to the Friendship Circle or the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest.

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