Obituaries

Thu
29
Nov
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Memorial to be Held For Dr. Robert Kish

There will be a Memorial Gathering for Dr. Robert Kish, who served as superintendent of the Livingston Public Schools from 1985 to 1996, on Saturday, December 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Memories will be shared at 2 p.m. The event will be held at Revivals, 4 South Ridge Road, Perkasie, Pennsylvania, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guests may RSVP to 215-499-0170.

Wed
21
Nov
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Edward Oshins

Edward Oshins of Coconut Creek, Florida, passed away in Verona on Friday, November 16, 2018. He was 81 years old. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he graduated from Boys High School and received his bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College. He remained in Brooklyn, marrying and raising his family there, until relocating to Coconut Creek in 2000. As a U.S. Army veteran in the late 1950s, Edward was redeployed in 1962 during the Berlin wall crisis. He was owner of Blue Jay Management in Brooklyn, a firm in the real estate industry. Edward is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Bell) Oshins; sons, Jason and his wife, Alice; David and his wife, Julie; and grandchildren, Jake, Rachel, Julie, Ari and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his sister, Rosalie Lieberman; sister-in-law, Phyllis Jonas, and nieces and nephews, Seth, Elissa and Barry. Services were at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston followed by a burial in Beth David Cemetery in Elmont New York.

Wed
21
Nov
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Funeral Mass Offered For Diane B. Hasker

Diane B. Hasker, 74, of Roseland, formerly of Livingston, died on Thursday, November 15. A funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, November 20, at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church in Livingston. Visitation was held at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home. Born in Newark to Raymond and Helen Smith, Mrs. Hasker was a longtime Livingston resident. After retiring from Foster Wheeler after 40 years of service, she became a volunteer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She was a former member of the Columbiettes Incorporated in Bloomfield, and Our Lady of the Mountains Council 3533 in Livingston. Mrs. Hasker was the wife of Ronald Hasker, and sister of Carol Kohler (William), Raymond Smith, and Robert Smith (Susan).

Thu
15
Nov
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Mass Offered Saturday For Patricia L. Braun

Patricia L. Braun (Connell) of Livingston died Wednesday, November 7. She was 88 years old. Visitation was held at Shook-Farmer Funeral Home, Roseland, on Friday, November 9. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Livingston, on Saturday, November 10, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. To share a memory or condolences, visit shookfarmer.com. Mrs. Braun was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Braun Jr. She is survived by her four children, Deborah Meyer, Denise Worthington, Joseph Braun and Michael Braun; her sons-in-law, James Meyer and Herb Worthington; her daughters-in-law, Petra Braun and Carol Braun; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Mrs. Braun’s memory be made to the National Shrine of Saint Jude or the Saint Barnabas Hospice Care Center.

Thu
15
Nov
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Services Were Held For George Weinberger

George Israel Weinberger of Livingston died on November 5 at the age of 81. A committal service was held on November 7. Born and raised in Bayonne, Mr. Weinberger graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1960. He earned a CPA and spent 46 years with J.H. Cohn & Co. in Roseland. Mr. Weinberger is survived by Sheila Gross, his wife of 55 years; his two children, Mark (Serilyn) and Sheryl; his two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Stanton Weinberger. Mr. Weinberger served as Men’s Club president; and treasurer and vice president of the Temple Board; at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. Contributions in Mr. Weinberger’s name may be made to Temple Beth Shalom or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were made by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel.

Thu
15
Nov
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Services Were Held For Matt Friedman

A funeral service was held Temple Emanu-El in Westfield on Monday, November 12, for Matt Friedman. He was 47 years old. A Livingston High School alum, Mr. Friedman graduated Rutgers University with a degree in English and statistics and served as swim co-captain, He was employed at Scholastic Books for over 20 years, most recently as education editor. He is survived by his wife, Laura; their children, Lilly and Aaron; his parents, Norm and Gloria Friedman; his sister, Laurie Harelick (Matthew), his parents-in-law, Kass Freeman (Bill) and David Morin (Pat); and his sister-in-law, Jen Schlegel. Donations in Mr. Friedman’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, nationalmssociety.org.

Thu
15
Nov
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To Hold Funeral Mass For Jane Ginefra, 86

Jane J. Ginefra, formerly of Livingston, died at her home in Wilmington, Deleware on November 11. Born and raised in Orange, she also lived in Parsippany and Elkton, Maryland. Visitation will take place at the Codey & Jones Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Avenue in Caldwell on Saturday, November 17, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, 219 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. Mrs. Ginefra worked as a receptionist for F&G Reinsurance in Morristown. She was predeceased by her husband, Sabino (Samuel); a son, Nicholas; and her brothers and sisters, Anthony Mangnanti, Michael Mangnanti Josephine Fernekes and Angelena Renna. Surviving are her son, Patrick Ginefra (Beth Carlough), and two grandchildren. Donations in Mrs. Ginefra’s memory may be made to the Gift of Life Foundation at giftoflife.org.

Thu
15
Nov
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Services Were Held For Robert Logan

Robert P. Logan, Jr., 42, of Orange, formerly of Livingston, died on Wednesday, November 7. Mr. Logan was the IT director for Ani Medical Group in Hazlet for many years. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Blackburn Jr.; his stepbrother, Edward C. Blackburn III; and his stepsister, Joyel Ryan. Services were held at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston on Monday, November 12.

Thu
15
Nov
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Services Were Held For Harriett Diener, 87

Harriett Diener of Livingston died on October 27. Born and raised in Newark, she was a graduate of Weequahic High School and moved to Livingston after her marriage. Predeceased by her husband, Stanley, Mrs. Diener is survived by her daughter, Lori Steiner; her son, Steven; two sisters, Sandy Stein and Gloria Perl; and five grandchildren. Services were held on October 30 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Thu
08
Nov
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Helen Korzun

Helen Korzun passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 in Green Hill assisted living facility in West Orange. Helen was born August 10, 1921 in Newark to Zygmont and Catherine Gorbocezewski. Music was an important part of Helen’s life and she became an accomplished violinist and pianist at an early age. During World War II, she was honored to play violin and conduct the New York Russian chorus groups for US and foreign dignitaries at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York City; and at Symphony Hall in Newark. After high school, Helen worked at RCA in the Accounting Department and later at the Edison Factory. In 1944, Helen married John T. Korzun and lived in Orange before moving to Livingston in 1955. While raising their children, Helen taught private piano and violin lessons. She later attended college and graduated cum laude from Kean State College in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.

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