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Volleyball Team Wins Home Opener

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The Livingston High School girls' volleyball team began the 2014 season with wins over their first two opponents for an early 2-0 record. The Lancers won their first match of the season, by scores of 25-10, 25-18, against West Essex on Friday.
 
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Business Students Earn Honors At National Conference

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Livingston High School students Justin Leff, Dan MacBlane, Michael Segal and Robbie Roisenberg were recognized at the September 8 Board of Education meeting for placing first and second in business events at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference that was held in Nashville Tennessee in late June.
 
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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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Approximately 5,880 Livingston public school students returned to the classroom on Thursday, September 4.
 
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Board of Education Hears Updates About Technology and Construction

The Board of Education meeting on September 8 began with a moment of silence in memory of Lou Venza, a former Board member who died last week. "He was a great guy who loved this town," said president Barry Funt. "He will be missed." Interim assistant superintendent Jim O'Neill said that one of the nicest things is to recognize students who have special accomplishments; he congratulated four Livingston High School seniors who earned top places in a national business competition (see photo and article in this issue).
 
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School's Open, Drive Carefully

Every fall, Livingston police offi cers post signs provided by AAA reminding drivers to be more careful now that school is back in session as more than 55 million children across the United States head back to school. With 13 per cent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, AAA annually warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in four child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m.
 
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James DeLucia

James N. DeLucia died at age 91 on September 4. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, September 8, in St. John Vianney Church, Stockholm. Born in Newark, Mr. DeLucia was one of 12 children born to Rose and Joseph DeLucia. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. DeLucia married Angelina De- Vito on November 24, 1946, and the couple raised two children in Newark before moving to Livingston and later settling in Oak Ridge. He is survived by his wife, Angelina; his son, Thomas DeLucia of Jacksonville, Florida; his daughter, Bernadette Halczli and her husband, Michael, of Oak Ridge; his sisters Lucy Hernandez and June Haber, and three grandchildren.

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Richard O'Keefe

Richard W. O'Keefe, 71, of Citrus Springs, FL, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born December 17, 1942 in Montclair, NJ. He was a retired head construction official for the Township of Livingston. Mr. O’Keefe, who enjoyed working on cars and camping with his grandson, traveled to 49 states in an RV. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Linda O'Keefe of Citrus Springs, FL.; daughter, Laura Munson, and son, Robert Munson, both of Livingston, NJ; daughter, Margaret O'Keefe of Ft. Collins, CO.; son, Kevin O'Keefe of Denver, CO.; brother, Alan O'Keefe of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; seven grandchildren, Johnathan Munson, Kimberlin Munson, Patrick Munson, Ryan Munson, Taylor Munson, Russell O'Keefe, and Nichole O'Keefe. Arrangements handled by Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, www.robertsofdunnellon.com.

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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

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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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