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offer Funeral mass For William Payne

William P. Payne, 63, died on Saturday, May 9, at Care One of Livingston. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life was offered at St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston on Wednesday, May 13. Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Payne had lived in Belleville before moving to Livingston 26 years ago. He received his sociology degree from Jersey City State University and retired in 2013 as a circulation manager for the Star Ledger after 25 years. He was a Little League coach in Livingston throughout his sons' little league years. Mr. Payne is survived by his wife, Michele; and his two sons, William M. (and his wife Vikki) and Michael B. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

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Funeral Services For Irene Agriss, 83

Irene (Corvino) Agriss of Livingston, died on Friday, May 8, at the age of 83. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 11, at the Bernheim- Apter-Kreitzman Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Mrs. Agriss, who was born in Orange, was a law librarian from 1985 to 2008, for the law firm of Brach Eichler, in Roseland. Prior to that, she was in quality control for New York Bakeries in Cleveland, Ohio. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; she is survived by a daughter, Marcy and her husband, Michael; a son, Howard, and his wife, Anna; and two grandsons. She is also survived by her brother, Tom (Sonny) Corvino.

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Hold Funeral Today For Justine Kreismer

Justine Pawlik Kreismer, 88, died on Friday, May 8. A funeral will be held today, Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Livingston United Methodist Church, Livingston. Born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Kreismer resided in Livingston for 62 years. She worked for the Township of Livingston as the assistant comptroller in the Accounts Department for 28 years before her retirement in 2005. An active member of the Livingston United Methodist Church, Mrs. Kreismer participated in numerous church ministries, including the Weekday Nursery School; the Sunday School, where she was superintendent; and the fl ower ministry, where she served as chairman. She was actively involved in maintaining the church sign, which was donated in memory of her late husband. Predeceased by her husband, Louis M. Kreismer, Mrs. Kreismer is survived by her daughters, Kathy Greuter and her husband, Al, of Columbia, Maryland; and Mary Lou Haas of Succasunna.

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Funeral Services For Marylin Kravetz

Marylin Kravetz, 69, formerly of Livingston, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 7. A memorial service was held at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, with a graveside service at Beth Israel Memorial Park. Born in Newark on June 24, 1945 to Jack and Lena Israel, she was graduated from Weequahic High School in 1963, married Robert Kravetz in 1966, and resided for 42 years in Livingston, where she raised her family. Surviving Mrs. Kravetz is her husband of 49 years, Robert; her children, Jeffrey and Elaine Kravetz; her daughter-in-law Pamela; and her four grandchildren. In lieu of fl owers, the family suggests that donations be made to GBS/ CIDP Foundation International

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Lancers Top West Essex in First Round Of Greater Newark Baseball Tournament

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by Bob Towey
 
The Livingston Lancer varsity baseball team lost to Belleville, 12-0, at home and Millburn, 5-4, away, before defeating West Essex, 5-3, at home in the first round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Thursday, April 30, and overwhelming Caldwell, 13-1, away on Friday, May 1. On Thursday, the Lancers faced the West Essex Knights in their first home game of the week looking to bounce back from their back to back losses to Belleville and Millburn. The Knights had a 2-0 lead in the first inning, which they preserved into the third when they added one more run to put them ahead, 3-0. However, in the fourth inning, the Lancers shrunk the West Essex lead to 3-1 when a wild pitch got behind the Knights’ catcher, allowing Jarrett Birnbaum to steal home.
 
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Lancers Reach Quarterfinal Round Of Essex County Lacrosse Tournament

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The Livingston Lancer lacrosse team defeated Columbia, 8-6, on Saturday, May 2, to reach the quarterfinal round of the Essex County tournament. With the win, the #7-seeded Lancers were scheduled to face #2-seeded Monclair, which received a bye to the quarterfinal round as the second seed and is 6-6 for the season.
 
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Helen Wrubel Celebrates 106th Birthday

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Livingston resident Helen Wrubel marked her 106th birthday with a celebration at Cedar Street Commons last week. Dozens of guests, including friends, staff and family members, attended the party on Friday, May 1. Her friend Mary Amy's speech included comments and anecdotes that filled the room with laughter. Wrubel still leads Bingo and uses the treadmill three times a week. She goes on all of the trips that the facility offers and says she especially enjoys the Sands Casino in Pennsylvania.
 
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Council Highlights Work of Sewer Utility During Public Service Recognition Week

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The spotlight was on township employees at the May 4 meeting of the Township Council in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which is being celebrated this year during the week of May 3-9. "Streets are patrolled, water flows from the taps, fires are extinguished, roads are repaired, vaccines are administered, laws are enforced, licenses and permits are issued, care is given, budgets are balanced, leaves are collected, roads and drainage improvements are designed, safety inspections are performed, programs are held, sewage is treated, snow is plowed, and assistance is provided in countless ways by over 250 employees in the Township of Livingston every day," said township manager Michele Meade.
 
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Kiwanis Karnival in Full Swing

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The annual Kiwanis Karnival opened on Tuesday evening. The carnival, which is located near Northfield Center at the East Northfield Road carnival grounds, will run through Saturday. It will be open tonight from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. and on Saturday from 2 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, patrons can pay just one price to ride all day and night. The fundraising event offers rides, games and food.
 
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Qiu and Tang Are Named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Two Livingston High School seniors have been named as U.S. Presidential Scholars: Christina Qiu and Oriana Tang have earned the nation’s highest distinction for their accomplishments in the arts. “For many young people involved in the arts in this country, this is the dream,” Qiu said. The recognition is especially remarkable as Qiu and Tang share the same discipline as writers and are two of just 20 students in the nation selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
 

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