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Richard Zahn

Richard Frank Zahn, 69, of Waterloo, South Carolina, formerly of Livingston, died at home on August 8. Born September 25, 1944 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Zahn. A graduate of the University of Miami, Mr. Zahn was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned the Bronze Star for heroism. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Zahn was the co-owner/operator of Zahn Real Estate and Insurance in Livingston, a company which spanned two generations. Surviving are his wife, Sandra; a son, Richard Andrew Zahn; and a brother, Joseph Zahn. A memorial service will be held at Restland Memorial Park Chapel in East Hanover on Thursday, September 25, at 1 p.m. To write a condolence, visit www.Leonardis-MemorialHome.com.

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John Michaels Jr.

John E. Michaels Jr., 83, died on Monday, September 8, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His family will receive relatives and friends at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston on Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be offered at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover on Friday at 11 a.m. Born in Livingston, Mr. Michaels resided in town until four years ago when he moved to Wharton. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Mr. Michaels saw action in the Korean War. As a veteran, he was Past Commander and current chaplain of the Livingston VFW Post #2856 and Past Commander of District #4. Mr. Michaels also received the NJ Distinguished Service Medal. Mr. Michaels was a member and past president of the Livingston Lions Club, past president of Livingston’s UNICO and Babe Ruth League, for which he was also a coach and umpire for many years. In addition, Mr. Michaels was a long-time secretary and coordinator of the Livingston Hockey Club.

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Louis W. Venza

Louis W. Venza, 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Livingston on August 30, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newark to B. Walter and Pauline Venza, Lou was raised in Maplewood, and was graduated from Columbia High School in1957. He received a degree in Business  Administration from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in 1961. Lou was employed at Benefi cial Corporation (now HSBC) for 25 years as an insurance executive and most recently consulted for Westmont Associates in Cherry Hill. A resident of Livingston since 1963, he served the community as an active member of the Board of Education, the Jaycees and the Livingston Environmental Commission and established the town’s fi rst recycling program. Lou also helped found the Library Endowment Fund, served on the Livingston Planning Board for 13 years, and was a long-term member of UNICO, which named him Citizen of the Year in 2007.

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Fleurette Kling

Fleurette Kling, 86, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and formerly of Livingston, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Carolina Village Medical Center. Born in Paterson, she was the daughter of the late Solomon Stock and Esther Avner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George R. Kling, and sister, Ana Goldkopf. Mrs. Kling graduated from William Paterson University and received her master’s degree in Library Science from Columbia University. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Association of University Women. Mrs. Kling was an avid reader who also enjoyed music. She is survived by her son, David Kling and wife, Gerri, of Livingston; grandchildren, Jacob and Lindsay Kling; sister, Miriam Greenhouse; and several nieces. To offer condolences on-line, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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DIVISION CHAMPIONS

The Blue team – which included Livingston residents – recently won the West Orange Summer Street Hockey League's Division 1 championship with a 5-4 victory after upsetting the undefeated Lightning.
 
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LEAGUE RUNNERS-UP

The Bruins of the West Orange Summer Street Hockey League were runners-up in the league championship, losing in the finals, 6-1, to the Sharks.
 
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First Aid Squad Opens Campaign To Replace Ambulance and Cover Costs

The Livingston First Aid Squad is conducting its annual fund raising campaign and "the need is pressing," said Scott Maynard, fund drive chairman. "In addition to our day-to-day expenses, we need to replace our oldest ambulance, which is from 2003, at a cost exceeding $100,000."
 
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Bicyclist Struck

A 33 year old bicyclist, Bonifacio Arias of 79 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, was injured when he was struck by a vehicle turning out of the driveway at 357 South Livingston Avenue, the township's municipal complex.
 
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LHS SPORTS TEAMS PREPARE FOR OPENING GAMES

The Livingston High School varsity football team is shown running plays during practice in preparation for its season opening game against Millburn on Saturday, September 13, at home
 
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Chrissy's Column

By Christine Sablynski
 
My husband Ray and I see our friend Denise nearly every weekend. We've been friends for more than a decade. For the past year or two, she has always insisted on making the 45 minute drive from where she lives to come to us. Finally, last weekend, I asked her if she wanted a break from driving; we would be happy to come up to her place. "Oh, no!" she said, aghast. "Then I'd have to clean the apartment!"
 

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