Zoe Albert (Schacheris)
Barbara Birch (Tichaz) (2/2/1986)
Harry Boryeskne (7/2004)
Charles W. Brown
Terry Burke (2/2003)
Ralph Caparoso (10/2004)
Lois Chandler (Johnston)
Ralph Covey (12/10/1983)
Frances DiParisi (Toolin) (3/1995)
Patricia Gartner (Patikowski) (7/14/2012)
John A. 'Jack' Grasso (6/15/2019)
Phyllis Guest (Padham) (11/11/1993)
Emerson Haines (3/1992)
Daniel Harvis (10/2007)
George Horn (2/1992)
Joan Marcelliano (Cipriano)
Cosmo Mellusi (10/2003)
Thomas Prior (6/1999)
Robert Staub (2013)
Ted Sullivan (12/15/2010)
Robert A. Weaver (2013)
Coach Howie Anderson
Alton Gast (6/1999)
Peter Kandrat (6/2006)
November 24, 1940 - August 21,2021
Blair Brown died on August 21, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at home. He is survived by life partner, Susan Gorman, his daughter, Hilarie Brown, his brother Tom and Tom’s wife Nancy. He was 80 years old.
Blair’s wish to wander began when he was very young. As a young man, having graduated from Summit High School, he had an invitation to make a road trip across the USA! He and a couple of friends drove from Summit, NJ to Newport Beach, CA, making visits to National Parks along the way. From there he continued to Yosemite and back to San Francisco. He flew home from there!
Then, upon college graduation, from Brown University, he and three buddies made the Grand European Tour, driving themselves! He kept a journal on air letters that he sent to his mother. We still have this journal, documenting a Europe that has meandered into history and a young man coming of age.
Entering the world of work, he searched for a career that could facilitate his Nomad yearnings. The airline industry fulfilled that longing so he found a home with Eastern Airlines and began to plan his journeys in no time. A complete log of these travels would fill another book that we leave to Hilarie, his dear daughter and frequent companion, to write if she wishes.
On New Years Eve, 1984, in Barrington, IL, a fateful blizzard enabled fate to take control of Blair and Susan’s lives. Never mind that Susan lived in Barrington, IL and Blair lived in Miami, FL, each of them traveled as an element of their careers and they were able to meet up in American cities at first and then The Netherlands when Suzie accepted a position with the Dutch firm, Akzo. What adventures they had! These adventures enabled them to fall deeply in love while continuing to pursue their careers. Then, in January, 1991, moving on from their corporate careers, they made the decision to start PioneerWest. This is where we refer you to http://www.pioneerwest.net/aboutus.html
Blair had special qualities of his own. He was a logistician and planner, thinker and explorer, photographer, navigator, always a truth teller, a lover of all the earth and its people.
His quiet intelligence and wisdom always guided me to think more clearly. His amiability and empathy touched everyone he met, friendship came easily, especially as we traveled. His patience and kindness, like his love supported me as his optimism endured. A man of principle and tolerance, persistence, bravery and courage, His clear blue eyes would sparkle, his smile light up.
September 12, 2021
John 'Jack' A. GrassoJohn “Jack” A. Grasso, of Bedminster, NJ, formerly of Summit, NJ, passed away at Overlook Medical Center on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the age of 78. The visitation will be held at the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ on Wednesday, June 19th, from 4-7 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 20th, at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ at 1:30 PM followed by the burial at St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Summit.
September 28, 1940 - June 15, 2019
Please visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com for directions or to send condolences.
Jack was born in Summit, NJ to the late Anna (nee Coyle) and Nicholas J. Grasso Sr. He was a 1958 graduate of Summit High School and a 1962 graduateof Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. Soon after his graduation from Mt. St. Mary’s University he went on to serve in the United States Army from 1963-1966.
Jack was employed as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Communications in New Brunswick for the past 12 years, where he founded and served as president of the Student Club for Communications. Earlier Jack was employed as Director of Corporate Communications at AT&T.
Jack is lovingly remembered as a die-hard NY Yankees fan. He had a knack for writing short stories and made acting a hobby, having performed in 16 plays over the years. Jack did voice-overs for television commercials and hosted his own show on local television, “Java with Jack”. He also enjoyed boating.
Jack is survived by his loving children, Elaine Beck and her husband David of Montclair, John “Jack” Grasso and his wife Christina of West Caldwell, and Andrew Grasso and his wife Kelly of Summit; his adoring grandchildren, Tyler and Annie Lashutka and Nicholas Grasso; and his dear siblings, Guy “Ozzie” Grasso and wife Barbara of Las Vegas, Sheila Duetschand Joseph J. Grasso, both of Summit. Jack was also pre-deceased by his brother Nicholas J. “Babe” Grasso.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to American Cancer Society by visiting Jack’s personalized memorial donation page at www.inmemof.org/john-jack-grasso.
Catherine M. Boffo (Percario)
-March 12, 2019
Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Catherine M. Percario (nee Boffo), age 79, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019, in her home.
Catherine was born in Summit, N.J., to Carmen and Florence (nee Martini) Boffo. She moved to Berkeley Heights in 1959 to raise her family with her husband, Benjamin W. Percario. Catherine worked as a crossing guard in Berkeley Heights for many years before retiring in 2001.
Catherine is survived by her loving children, William and his wife, Karin, Michael, Robert, Benjamin Jr and Patricia Wapelhorst and her husband, Thomas; her six cherished grandchildren, Domenic, Kimberly, Larissa, Samantha, Kristy, Hailie, and her great-granddaughter, Isabella. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Benjamin W. Percario, in 2018, and her sister, Philomena Di Ionno.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, N.J. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Little Flower, 310 Plainfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, N.J. Interment will be private. For directions or to send the family condolences, please visit ippolitofuneralhomes.com.
Paul Ippolito - Berkeley Memorial
646 Springfield Avenue Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Published in Star-Ledger on Mar. 15, 2019
Kathryn A. Wallis
May 9, 1940 - January 28, 2019
Kathryn A. Wallis, age 78 of Westlake and formerly of Summit, NJ passed away suddenly on January 28, 2019. Born May 9, 1940 in New York, NY she was the daughter of the late Elsie Diehl and Howard Wallis.
She was the loving sister of Barbara Wallis of Upper St. Clair, PA, who preceded her in death, and William (Gail) Wallis of Downingtown, PA; dear aunt of Emily (Jeremy) Viehland of Pittsburgh and Jillian (Bryan Tysinger) Wallis of Santa Monica, CA and 6 great nieces and nephews.
Kay had a 42-year career in business, mostly in Human Resources Management. She was an active volunteer at the Rocky River Presbyterian Church, the Cleveland Zoo, Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood Arts Festival, and Bide-A-Wee Cat Shelter. She was a proud member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Her friends and family know how much she loved her cats and watching football.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116, 440-333-4888. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Zoological Society, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 or at https://www.clevelandzoosociety.org/donate.
Louis 'Reb' H. Johnson
August 24,1940 - September 8, 2018
JOHNSON, Louis H. passed away Sept. 8, 2018 leaving his sister, Elizabeth Fergus; a brother, Richard; and three sons. He grew up in Summit, NJ, served in the Army and moved to Clearwater, where he was very active in various civic organizations. He moved to Ormond Beach, in 1992 with his wife, Judith (who passed away on 9/19/2018). Lou will be missed by his family and many friends.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 18, 2018
Alfred Irving Stobler
June 22,1940 - April 11, 2018
Alfred Irving Stober, 77 years old, of Leominster, Massachusetts died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Life Care Center with his wife at his side after a period of declining health.Al was born in Summit, New Jersey, on June 22, 1940, the son of H. Irving and Irene (Wilson) Stober.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane (Donnelly) Stober of Leominster and his three children, Heidi (Stober) Cyr and her husband Ron of Holden, MA, Heather (Stober) Fleming and her husband Tim of Fairhaven, MA and Ryan Stober and his wife Celeste of Lunenburg, MA. He leaves three grandchildren, Tyler and Emaleigh Cyr, and Patrick Fleming as well as several nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his brother Arthur Stober and his wife Carole of Glen Gardner, New Jersey, and his two nephews, Robert Stober of Washington, New Jersey and Thomas Stober of Phoenix, Arizona, or as Al liked to call them, Bobby and Tommy.
He was predeceased by both of his parents and his youngest brother, Edward Stober of Westfield, New Jersey.
Al graduated from Summit High School in 1958 and Cornell University in 1962. Upon graduating, he entered the United States Army where he served for almost ten years and was a Vietnam Veteran. After two active duty tours in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged as a Captain in January of 1972. While serving, he was stationed in Gelnhausen, Germany where he met Jane Donnelly, a teacher for the United States Department of Defense, and they married in February of 1965. They made many great friends and memories during their stay in Germany before returning to the United States and settling in Leominster, MA in 1973.
Al found enjoyment in agriculture and worked for many years at local farms including Manny’s Dairy Farm in Lancaster, MA. He loved tinkering, spending time in his garden, and attending tractor shows, county fairs and other agricultural events. He enjoyed spending time with his son, Ryan, as they shared many common interests. He liked to tell stories about his early years at the family weekend home in Glen Gardner, New Jersey and all the memories he shared with his brothers, parents, friends and neighbors. Over the years, he enjoyed long conversations with his brother Arthur, talking shop and reminiscing about the good old days.
Al’s family would like to thank the staff at Life Care Center and Leominster Hospital for their care and attention.
A private military burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leominster Public Library or Leominster Veteran’s Center.
Georgiana C Weeks
December 23, 1940 - September 9, 2017
Georgiana C. Weeks (nee Conti) of Summit, N.J. passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Overlook Medical Center at the age of 76.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, Sept 14th from 5-8 PM at the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave, Summit. A Funeral Service will be held during the visitation at 7:00 PM. Interment will be private. Please visit ippolitofuneralhomes.com for additional information and to send a condolence.
Georgiana was born in Maplewood, N.J. She was the daughter of Beatrice (nee Buro) and Gerald Conti and a resident of Summit since 13 years old. She was a graduate of Summit High School and later attended Berlitz Language School in New York City. Georgiana was employed as an Officer at Summit Federal Savings for many years before becoming an Office Manager at Conner Capital in Summit until her retirement. She loved animals, especially her dogs, spending time with her many friends but, most of all she cherished the time she spent with her loving family.
Georgiana is survived by her beloved husband Robert A. Weeks, whom she married on October 24, 1959. Her loving children: Robert A. Weeks II (Laura), Diana Lyn Riddle (Steve) and Eric Weeks (Stacy). She was the dear sister of: Nat, Rod, Jerry and Sandy Conti and cherished grandmother of: Jessie, Jimmy and Jenna Downs and Clay and Noah Weeks.
In lieu of flowers donations in Georgiana’s memory may be made to the Arthritis National Research Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting her memorial donation page at https://www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/georgiana-weeks
Donna M. Schrock Jewett
February 10, 1940 - October 23, /2015
Donna M. Jewett, 75, of Virgil, New York, died October 23, 2015 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 10, 1940 the daughter of Arthur V. Schrock and Virginia M. Schrock. Donna was the beloved wife of Robert T. (Tom) Jewett, the mother of their three devoted children, Andrew T. (Susan) Jewett of Cortland; Elizabeth E. (Adrian) Bayardi of Syracuse; and Daniel A. (Suzanne) Jewett of Beverly, MA and the grandmother of seven cherished grandchildren, Michael P. Jewett and Margaret V. (Molly) Jewett of Cortland; Daniel A. Bayardi and Sophia Y. Bayardi of Syracuse; and, Norah K. Jewett, Amelia H. Jewett and Lillian M. Jewett of Beverly, MA. Donna has been looking forward with great excitement to the pending arrival in November of another child to Dan and Suzanne. Donna is also survived by two cousins, Robert T. Schueler and Roberta A. Schueler of Ohio.
Donna was raised in Cleveland until her family moved to New Providence, New Jersey in 1951. She graduated from Summit High School in 1958 and received an Associate in Arts degree from Green Mountain College in 1960. In 1962 she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education at Newark State College (now Kean College).
She and Tom married on June 29, 1963 while he was a student at Cornell University. Donna taught third grade from 1963 to 1965 in the Dryden School District. She later taught third grade in Marcellus while Tom was attending Syracuse Law School. In 1971-72 Donna taught kindergarten at the Military Dependent's School at Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey while she and Tom were stationed at that installation. Donna became a classroom teacher for Tompkins County Head Start in 1985 and retired in 2004 as Educational Coordinator for that program.
From the time of her retirement and until her death she served on the board of directors of Tompkins Community Action which is the sponsoring agency for Head Start in Tompkins County. Donna was a graceful and attentive hostess to all who gathered at her table and always made everyone feel welcome and at ease.
She felt that all holidays and milestones in the lives of family and friends should be enthusiastically celebrated. Donna loved to travel. She was a frequent visitor to Ireland and traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East. Donna had a teacher's instinctive love for all children and there was a special place in her heart for dogs and horses of whom she had many in her life time including a number of abandoned dogs and rescued horses. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and a dear friend to many. She will be greatly missed.
Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland NY, 13045. A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate Donna's life will be Wednesday 10:30 am at St. Mary's Church, Cortland. A prayer service will precede mass 10 am at the funeral home. All are encouraged to join the family at the Cortland Rural Cemetery for burial then Commando's Restaurant. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, 612 West State Street, Ithaca, New York 14850. To offer online condolences visit www.wrightbeard.com
Shirley Ann Johnson (Cromwell-Stewart)
May 17, 1940 - January 16, 2015
The transition of her life was on January 16, 2015 at home. Ms. Stewart was a life time resident of Summit NJ. She was a life time member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church and served as both a missionary and as a choir member.
She was also a member of the Golden Rule Chapter 50 in Vauzhall, NJ., the Golconda Court #16 in Newark, NJ and the Daughter's of Isis. Ms. Stewart was employed at Verizon for 27 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters Carla Stewart Watson and Carlynn Stewart, her sisters Dorothy Alexander and Virginia Anderson, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Ms Stewart was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and William Johnson.
Bruce Charles Ruhnke
September 7, 1940 - October 2, 2014
Bruce was born September 7, 1940 to the late Lillian and Daniel Ruhnke, in Newark, NJ. He was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Ruhnke and a beloved aunt and uncle, Ethel and Frank Randall.
Bruce Charles Ruhnke, 74, of HampsteadDied Thursday, October 2, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Bruce grew up in Summit, NJ and was an all-around athlete competing in baseball, football, and basketball at Summit HS, graduating in 1958. He then attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA and became a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and earned a BS in Economics in 1963.
Bruce’s career was in the banking industry and he retired in 1989 from NJ National Bank in Edison, NJ as Assistant Vice President. Bruce and his wife moved to Topsail Greens in 1989 where he traded in his wing tip shoes for work boots and was a member of the grounds crew on Belvedere Golf Course for the next 15 years.
Bruce was a proud and loyal NY Yankees fan and could always tell a story about some obscure Yankee player from years past with total recall. He was a consummate story teller and entertained family and friends with his wit and warmth. He will be truly missed.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Lynn, son Craig Ruhnke of Myrtle Beach, SC, step-daughter Heidi Kutcher of Silver Spring, MD, sister and brother-in-law Kathryn and James Honeycutt of Leland, NC, daughter-in-law Tina Ruhnke of South Plainfield, NJ, grandchildren Sam and Angela Ruhnke of South Plainfield, NJ, step-grandchildren Amanda Lenahan of Ocean Grove, MJ and Chris Lenahan of Wall, NJ.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampstead on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4 PM with the Rev. Pamela Stringer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Summit Football Alumni Association, 125 Kent Place, Summit, NJ 07091 or the Pender County Humane Society, 1407 NC Hwy 53 West, Burgaw, NC 28425.
David P Johnson
June 4, 1940 - April 2,2013
David P. Johnson, 72, a resident of Falmouth, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from Alzheimer's disease surrounded by family and friends.
Dave and his twin brother Donald were born on June 4, 1940, in Washington, D.C., and were adopted by James E. and Ruth Brent Johnson. Dave grew up in Murray Hill and Summit, N.J., and in Hinsdale, Ill.
Dave graduated from Summit High School in 1958 and attended Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1965. He worked for Burlington Industries in North Carolina, Arkansas and Virginia. He then worked from Maine in industrial sales for the Henkel Loctite Corporation from 1990 to his retirement in 2005.
Dave had a life-long love of contra dancing, learned to play the fiddle during the last 25 years of his life and actively pursued art and woodworking during his retirement years. He loved his neighborhood walks, complete with walking stick! His family was the center of his life. The most treasured times of his childhood and many of the past 25 summers were at Tolman Pond in Nelson, N.H., where he was also known as Butch Johnson.
Dave is survived by his wife, Lynne W. Russell-Johnson, and daughters Jade Russell-Johnson, Wendy K. Johnson, Jenny R. Kane, Anna-Lisa, and Karina Russell; and, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and, his twin brother, Donald B. Johnson and his wife Kris of Rockland, ME.
The family would like to thank all the people who helped Dave during the long years of his Alzheimer's disease: family members; friends; the Allen Avenue UU Church community; the Maine Medical Geriatric Center staff; volunteers from the Alzheimer's Association of Southern Maine; staff at the Barron Center Adult Day program; home caregivers from Home Instead; staff at Sedgewood Commons; and Hospice of Southern Maine.
Relatives and friends will be invited to a private service at a later date to celebrate Dave's gentle and loving life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dave's memory to:
383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C
Scarborough, Maine 04074
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, D.C. 20090-6011
or, Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Arnold Besier writes to remember David "Butch" Johnson:
David wrote in my yearbook, "I do hope you always have a good time in the future," Raise hell, etc...." He signed it "Butch Johnson" although I always called him David. His obituary appeared in this morning's paper. According to the article, his twin brother, Donald, lives in Rockland, Maine.
Connie Mitchell (Sayre) (Epstein)
January 25, 1940 – September 6, 2003
Connie passed away at her home in Socorro, New Mexico on September 6, 2003 after a long battle with throat cancer. Her children Gordon, Nathan and Laura, and her husband Harry Epstein wish to celebrate her life in the town where she lived for thirty years and raised her family.
Please attend the two events in memory of Connie on August 1, 2004.
Reflections and Remembrances
The Danforth Chapel
Iowa Memorial Union
Iowa City, Iowa
Reception and Concert by Dave Zoilo and Friends
The Mill Restaurant
Burlington and Dubuque Streets
Iowa City, Iowa
Memorial donations may be made to:
Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation,
123 S Linn St, Iowa City IA 52240
New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series
Macey Center, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801
Harry Epstein, email@example.com 306 363-2993
Gorden Sayre, firstname.lastname@example.org 541 345-2370
David Anthony Mele