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Neil Larney

Neil M. Larney, 80, of Livingston passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born in Newark to Cornelius and Elizabeth Larney, Neil was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Larney; loving father of the late Timothy Larney and his wife Susan, Michael Larney, Eileen Larney, and Mary Press and her husband Robert; cherished grandfather of Andrew and Brian Larney, and Daniel and Matthew Press; dear brother of Gail Judge, Terence Larney and his wife Margaret, and Thomas Larney and his wife Lydia. Neil is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and close friends. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, July 26, from 4 - 8 p.m. at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. The funeral Mass will be Friday, July 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, 386 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

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Dr. Melvin Goldblat

Dr. Melvin Goldblat, age 76 of Fairfield, Connecticut and formerly of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Goldblat was born in Newark, New Jersey, a son of the late Joseph and Jeanette Goldblat. Dr. Goldblat received his bachelor of science degree from the Massacusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in 1964, his M.D. (cum laude) from Yale University School of Medicine in 1967, and completed his internship, residency and fellowship through Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (1967 to 1972). He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander during his service from 1972 to 1974. Dr.

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John Kopinsky Jr.

John Kopinsky, Jr., 78, of Livingston, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. John was employed by Verizon for 40 years, holding various positions and became manager in the Madison office. Upon retirement in 2001, he became a crossing guard for the Livingston Police. John enjoyed knitting and crocheting; he made many afghans for all his family. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and hockey. He loved the beach and being with his grandchildren. He was the beloved husband of Linda for 57 years; the loving father of Lisa and her husband, Jim Ott; Alan; Glen and his wife, Lori Kopinsky; Dana and her husband, Joseph Alecci; and Dawn and her husband, Rich Vilacoba; and the grandfather of Alyssa, Molly, John, Matthew, Rachel, Eric, Hope, Jessica, and Claire. Visitation took place yesterday, Wednesday, July 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mt.

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Ernest T. Werbel, Sr.

Ernest Theodore Werbel, Sr., 70, of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. Predeceased by his father, Herman Werbel, Ernest is survived by his devoted wife, Frimet; his loving son, Ernest Jr.; his beloved mother, Eleanor; and his dear sister, Toni Ellen. A graveside service was held at King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton, New Jersey, on Wednesday, July 25. Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Livingston, New Jersey.

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Edward A. McInroy

Edward A. McInroy, 93, of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018. He was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, to Edward and Elizabeth McInroy. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II. Ed was a graduate of East Stroudsburg State University and later earned his M.S.Ed. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Ed was a lifelong educator, and began teaching in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and Rutherford, New Jersey. He then spent 32 years working for the Livingston Board of Education, first as a teacher and coach, and, later, as the athletic director and a coach for the district. Ed started the high school soccer program (girls’ and boys’), the golf team, and the driver’s education program. Among his many successful seasons as a coach, “Coach Mac” led the 1972 boys’ soccer team to Livingston High School’s first overall New Jersey State Championship and first undefeated season (20-0-0).

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Hold Service July 21 For Paul B. Coleman

Paul B. Coleman died in his Livingston home on Wednesday, July 11. He was 60 years old. A memorial gathering will be held at Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, this Saturday, July 21, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service celebrating his life. Mr. Coleman was the husband of Rebecca Cecchetti Coleman; the father of Brett, Kevin, David, and Shawn Coleman; the son of Mary Lee and the late Richard Elliot; the brother of Lee Coleman and his wife, Lucienne, John Coleman, Chris Coleman and his wife, Katherine, and Dan Coleman and his wife, Decie; the son-in-law of Ralph and Delores Cecchetti; and the brother-in-law of Lawrence and Christine Mumma, Patrice Nelli, and the late Nadina Doughtry. Mr. Coleman was an active member of the Livingston community.

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Services Held Monday For Anna SanMartin

Anna Marie SanMartin, 96, of Livingston, died Tuesday, July 10. Funeral services were held at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church in Livingston on Monday, July 16, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. Arrangements were by the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Anna Evans, Mrs. SanMartin was predeceased by two husbands, Harold Rose and Frank SanMartin; her daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Donald Kambach; and her sister and brother-in-law, Regina and Anthony Bove. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Rose; her son, Michael SanMartin; her stepson, Raymond SanMartin, and his wife, Joann; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations in Mrs. SanMartin’s name be made to the Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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Hold Service in Phoenix For Charles A. Miller

Charles A. Miller of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Newark and Livingston, died Thursday, July 12, in Phoenix. He was 91 years old. Mr. Miller was born on April 19, 1927, to the late Charles J. and Mary (Ohman) Miller in Newark. He was a member of the Class of 1945 at St. Benedict Preparatory School in Newark. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Steamfitters’ Local 475 for over 60 years. In Livingston, Mr. Miller was involved in coaching and umpiring baseball in the Little League and Babe Ruth Leagues. He also was an umpire for the Little League World Series Alumni and participated in the 1970 World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Predeceased by his daughter, Patricia, he is survived by his five children, Robert and his wife, Suri; Margaret and her husband, Michael; Charles and his wife, Michelle; Maureen and her husband, Roger; and Kathleen; three siblings, Elaine Jacobs, Helen Schulties, and James Miller; and six grandchildren.

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Graveside Services Held for Max Berlin

Max Berlin of Pompton Plains, formerly of Livingston, died Saturday, July 14, at the age of 98. A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 17, at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge. Arrangements were handled by Menorah Chapels at Millburn. Mr. Berlin was born in Newark to the late Herman and Rose Berlin. On January 5, 1947, he married Estelle Weiner. He was a graduate of Rutgers University and a certified public accountant. He had his own practice, and worked until the age of 89. As a long-term congregant, Mr. Berlin served as treasurer at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. He also served as Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias. Additionally, he was a World War II veteran. Mr. Berlin was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Barbara Kunz, and a sister, Jane (Berlin) Rittman. Surviving are his wife, Estelle Berlin, and his children, Susan Berlin and Stanley Slaw, and Bruce Berlin and his wife, Andrea Treese Berlin.

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Private Services Held For Alan Harris, 94

Alan Harris of Hackettstown, formerly of Livingston, died July 4 at the age of 94. Born in East Orange, Mr. Harris had lived in Livingston, Bernardsville, and Basking Ridge before moving to Hackettstown in 2005. He was graduated from East Orange High School in 1941 and initially worked for the California Texas Oil Company in New York City. In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in World War II as a staff sergeant with VMSB 331, 4th Marine Air Wing, in the South Central Pacific Theater. He was discharged in 1945. In 1948, he married Jean Taylor, who predeceased him in 2003 after 55 years of marriage. He worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in many sales roles, retiring as a regional manager of wholesale account commercial sales in 1983. Mr.

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