Obituaries

Thu
09
Apr
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Funeral on Saturday For Mrs. Nakonechny

Irene G. Nakonechny, 89, died on Monday, April 6. The funeral service celebrating her life will be offered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Livingston, on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston on Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Nakonechny was born in Adams, Pennsylvania and had lived in Newark before moving to Livingston 63 years ago. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Livingston and was an active volunteer at its Thrift Shop. Mrs. Nakonechny was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Livingston Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband, Basil A., Sr. (Ike) and her son John. Mrs. Nakonechny is survived by her children, Dennis (Shelley), Basil A., Jr. (Kathryn), Diane Crockett (Bruce); 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Thu
09
Apr
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Funeral Tonight For Gary Palmer

Funeral services for Gary S. Palmer will be held at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 9, at Farmer Funeral Home in Roseland. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Mr. Palmer, who died at the age of 61 on April 6, was born in Glen Ridge and raised in Livingston before moving to East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania more than 14 years ago. Predeceased by his father, Paul, he is survived by his wife, Shirley; his mother, Lorraine; a son, Steven; andthree step-children, Sandra Jacksonand her husband, Walter; Edwin Acevedo and his wife, Carolina; and Kelly Witherspoon and her husband, Ulysses; two brothers, Jeffrey and Gregory; two sisters, Linda Kathenes and Susan Palmer; and seven grandchildren, In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Saint Barnabas Cancer Center, 94, Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039.

Thu
02
Apr
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Joseph "Jurek" Sutor Dies in Livingston Home

Thu
02
Apr
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Funeral Services For Ilan Altman

The death of Ilan Altman, a former Livingston resident, has been announced by his family. Mr. Altman, a 1986 LHS graduate and long-time Livingston resident, was 46 years old when he died on March 28. A 2001 graduate of Parsons School of Design, he earned a BFA in communication design. Mr. Altman was a marketing and magazine designer who was a creative partner at iDesign. Previously he worked at OK! Magazine, Meredith Publishing, and Time Out New York. A graveside funeral was held on March 30, at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge.
Thu
02
Apr
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Funeral Services Held For Jean S. Ellowitch

Funeral services were recently held for former Livingston resident Jean S. Ellowitch of West Orange. Mrs. Ellowitch died at home at the age of 95 on Thursday, March 26. Mrs. Ellowitch was predeceased by her husband, Sheldon; son-in-law, Steve Shreefter; and brother, Paul Siskind. She is survived by her daughter, Azi Ellowitch; her son, James Ellowitch and his wife, Gail; eight grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Contributions in her memory may be made to Talking Book and Braille Center, www.njstatelib.org.
Thu
02
Apr
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Robert R. Davis Sr. Dies After Long Illness

Robert R. Davis Sr. died at the age of 84 on March 30 after a long illness. Visitation will be held today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston. A funeral service will be offered at the funeral home on Saturday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. Born in Newark, Mr. Davis lived in Livingston for the past 46 years. He was a retired Detective Lieutenant with the Newark Police Department as well as a charter member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh. He served as the assistant director of the St. Rose of Lima Imperial Lancers Junior Drum and Bugle Corps. He was also a Naval veteran of the Korean War. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret, who was known as Peggy, Mr. Davis is survived by his sons, Robert Jr. and his wife, Patricia; John and his wife Nadiya; and Michael and his former wife, Rita. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Thu
02
Apr
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Funeral Services For Allan Levine

Allan Levine of Monroe Township died on March 26 at the age of 92. Funeral services were held on March 29 at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin. Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Levine resided in Livingston and Clark before moving to Monroe Township. A businessman and entrepreneur, he earned an associate degree in accounting from Drake University. He was a member of Temple Beth Or in Clark. Mr. Levine is survived by his wife, Elinor; a son, Neil of Plantation, Florida; a daughter, Lori Simandl and her husband, Harold of Livingston; and three granddaughters. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Grace Hospice Healthcare Services in Edison or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Thu
02
Apr
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Lynn Rogers Davies Succumbs at Home

Lynn Rogers Davies, 56, of New Hempstead, New York, died in her home on March 26. She was born in Livingston and was married to John Davies for 20 years. She is survived by her parents, Harold and Florence Rogers; a brother, Richard Rogers of Livingston; and a sister, Joi Stauffer of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Davies attended Livingston High School and was also a 1980 graduate of East Stroudsburg University. Prior to her retirement in 2009, she worked as a computer analyst at Verizon for 25 years. Her family will receive friends at the Higgins Funeral Home in New City, New York, today, Thursday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Livingston Presbyterian Church on April 16 at 3 p.m. In lieu of fl owers, the family as suggested that memorial donations be made to the SPCA. 
Thu
02
Apr
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Ralph e. Pollara Dies at Age 102

Wed
25
Mar
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Millie Gelbach Succumbs at 92

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