In Memoriam

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In Memoriam

Last Updated 6/28/2023

Zoe Albert (Schacheris)
Richard Askew
Raymond E. 'Ray' Baldwin
Robert 'Bob' Bellemore
Marilyn Benner (Parker)

Barbara 'Bonnie' Birch (Tichaz) (2/2/1986)
Catherine M. Boffo (Percario) (3/12/2019)

Harry Boryeskne (7/2004)
Blair Brown (8/21/21)

Charles W. Brown
Gary Bruhns (6/2012)

Terence 'Terry' Burke (2/2003)
David Callahan

Ralph D 'Randy' Caparoso (10/2004)

Lois Anne Chandler (Johnston)

John Chesler
Michael Colangelo
Georgiana 'Georgi' Conti (Weeks) (9/9/2017)

Ralph Clifton 'Clif' Covey (12/10/1983)
Barbara Cox
Mary Ann Critelli (Grace) (11/6/2014)
Gerald 'Jerry' Deering (2017)

Frances 'Fran' DiParisi (Toolin) (3/1995)
Valerie 'Val' Foster (Bucher)

Patricia Gartner (Patikowski) (7/14/2012)

Raymond Gelormini
John A. 'Jack' Grasso (6/15/2019)
Ethyl Griffin (Hall)

Phyllis 'Phyl' Guest (Padham) (11/11/1993)

Emerson Haines (3/1992)
Louise Harris

Daniel Harvis (10/2007)

George 'Jack' Horn (2/1992)
Ann Howard (9/2009)
William James
David P 'Butch' Johnson (4/2/2013)
Louis 'Reb' Johnson (9/8/2018)
Shirley Ann Johnson (Cromwell-Stewart) (1/16/2015)

Karolyn 'Karol' Kennedy (Lord) (7/2012)
Robert C. 'Bobby' Kubach (9/22/2017)

Carol Lepore
Linda Lewis
Patty 'Patti' MacTaggert (Cerro)

Joan Marcelliano (Cipriano)
Robert 'Bob' Mayer
Charles 'Butch' Mazzucco

James 'MaGoo' McGowan
Jonathan 'Monk' Meincke (1/23/2010)

David Anthony 'Turk' Mele

Cosmo Mellusi (10/2003)
Constance 'Connie' Mitchell (Sayre Epstein)  (9/6/2003)
Mary Carolyn 'Nici' Nelson
Edward C. Preuss

Thomas 'Tom' Prior (6/1999)
John Pugh
James Rosa
Norman Ruhl

Bruce Charles 'Runk' Ruhnke (10/2/2014)
Donna M. Schrock (Jewett) (10/23/2015
Susan G. 'Scrig' Scriggins (Palmer)
William L 'Bill' Sigler (5/4/2015)

John Soward (5/2010)
Robert Spencer

Robert Staub (2013)
Alfred Irving 'Fred' Stober (4/11/2018)

Edmond 'Ted' Sullivan (12/15/2010)

Jane Veasie
Douglas V. 'Doug' Wade
M Rochelle 'Marge' Walden (Morrow)
Ralph A. Walker
Raymond 'Ray' Walker
Kathryn A. 'Kay' Wallis (1/28/2019)

Robert A. Weaver (2013)
Mary Jane Williams (Landrieu) (2/2/2023)
James Wolfe

Ronald Woods
Robert Woodward
Louis P Zichichi (12/11/2020)


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Harold Ahern (Physical Ed - Drivers Ed)
Howard 'Howie' Anderson (Physical Ed - Football)
Edward E. Babbott (English - Counseling)
Charles Bogart (Algebra)
Elizabeth Carew (Spanish - German)
Marcella Cole (Spanish - French)
Joseph E. Joe Coleman (Physical Ed - Soccer)
Helen D. Davis (English)
Warren E. Deterick (English - Dramatics)
John H. Dilson (American History - Track)
Tina Federico (Business Math - Class Advisor)

Alton J. Gast (Principal) (6/1999)

Peter Kandrat (6/2006)
Helen Kirk (Health - Women's Sports)
Cornelius Koppenol (Bookkeeping)
William S. Lukens (Chemistry)
Harry Hannaford (Music Arts - Band)
E. Adele Hepbron (Art)
David McNeely (Biological Science - Track)
Elizabeth Rankin (Physical Ed - Women's Sports)
Joseph G. Shuttlesworth (Director of Guidance)
Walton B. Simons (Geometry)
Mildred Steel (World History)
John Tyndall (American History - Democracy)
John Underwood (Physical Ed - Basketball)
Edith W. White (Biology)
Hilda Williams (Librarian)




Mary Jane Landrieu

April 13,1940 - February 2, 2023

Bethlehem, PA- Mary Jane (nee Williams) Landrieu, 82, entered into eternal life on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, NJ with loving family by her side.  Born in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Thomas K. and Laura (nee Klink) Williams, she was raised in Summit, NJ and then resided in New Providence, NJ, Basking Ridge, NJ, Bernardsville, NJ, and back to Basking Ridge before settling in Bethlehem PA.
Mary Jane was a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA with the Class of 1962.  While at Bucknell University she majored in math with a minor in statistics, earning a bachelor’s of arts degree.  Mary Jane was a member of several clubs including, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), and Northampton Community College Chorale.  She sang in choirs and many churches throughout her lifetime and was elected president of the Homeowners Association Board at Traditions of America in Hanover, PA.
Mary Jane enjoyed playing bridge, doing word puzzles, making stained glass, making dollhouses for her granddaughters, doing needlepoint, and reading mystery novels.  Her favorite pastime was spending quality time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Mary Jane was predeceased by her beloved husband, Pierre R. H. Landrieu on May 3, 2019; and a brother, Thomas Williams.
Mary Jane is survived by four loving children, Scott Landrieu and his wife Angela of Old Bridge, NJ, Eric Landrieu and his wife Deanna of Mount Laurel, NJ, Christopher Landrieu and his wife Jennifer of Branchburg, NJ, and Laura and her husband Brendan Naranjo of Long Valley, NJ.  She will be deeply missed by her dear siblings, Anthony Williams, III and Bette McDermott; and nine cherished grandchildren, Wyatt Landrieu, Patrick Landrieu, William Landrieu, Ryan Landrieu, Emmett Naranjo, Melissa Landrieu, Monroe Naranjo, Perry Naranjo, and Jacob Landrieu.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887 on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Jane’s name to the Community Visiting Nurse Association, 110 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876,  or at 908-725-9355 or to AAUW, 1310 L Street, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005 or  To send condolences to the family, share photographs, or light a virtual candle, please visit

Blair Brown

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
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.
Susan Gorman
September 12, 2021

Louis P. Zichichi

April 10, 1940 – December 11, 2020
Lewis P. Zichichi, 80, of Short Hills, New Jersey passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Overlook Hospital.

Lewis was born on April 10, 1940 in Summit, NJ. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Lucille (nee Snyder) Zichichi. He was a graduate of Summit High School and served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Mullinnix DD 944.

Lewis worked as a mailman at the Millburn Post Office for many years. In his retirement, he worked as a crossing guard within the Millburn School District.

Lewis was an usher and long-time parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church, Short Hills, member of St. Rose Knights of Columbus Council No 6386 and Casa Colombo, Millburn, NJ. In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling, was an avid golfer and liked playing the lottery. Lewis loved dressing up as Santa for the kids through the Elks.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 47 years, Maria Zichichi. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. A graveside service will be private. Due to the COVID pandemic, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated in his memory at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Autism Speaks.

John 'Jack' A. Grasso

September 28, 1940 - June 15, 2019

John “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. 
Please visit 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

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
Funeral Home
Paul Ippolito - Berkeley Memorial
646 Springfield Avenue Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908) 277-6446

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

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.

Robert 'Bob' Kubach
January 28, 1940 - Septemberr 22, 2017

Robert 'Bob' Kubach Caring father, boyfriend, grandfather, and friend to all Robert "Bob" Kubach, 77, of Florham Park, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2017. Born and raised in Summit, N.J., to Joseph and Helen Kubach, Bob spent most of his life in Madison, N.J. and Florham Park.

Bob graduated from Summit High School. After graduating from McKendree University in Illinois, Bob went on to teach physical education and coach multiple sports in Orange, N.J. and Livingston, N.J. Bob was a star baseball player throughout high school and college, and continued to love the sport as well as the Mets for his entire lifetime. Bob was the longtime owner and operator of Madison Transportation, Inc. in Madison, where many of his customers became his longtime friends.

Those lucky enough to know Bob knew he was one of the kindest, most genuine men you could know. He was a lover of life and his smile was contagious. He was a simple man who didn't need much to make his days happy. As long as his friends and family were okay, he could rest his head at night. He was a wonderful, loving father who dedicated himself fully to the joy of his children. When his kids were young, he enjoyed spending fun times with them at the beach, fishing, crabbing, going on bike rides, playing baseball, and telling tons of jokes, always making laughs. Bob enjoyed all things to do with nature. As a grandfather, Grandpa Baba was a gentle, happy face who always came with a bag of goldfish and a ball to throw.

Bob was extremely loving and proud of his three children, Michael, David, Erin and her husband, Ralph, and his two grandsons, Shane and Aiden. He is also survived by his sister, Lilian, and his lifelong girlfriend and best friend, Joanne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Joseph Kubach, and his brother, Richard Kubach. Bob was a caring father, boyfriend, grandfather and friend to all. 

A special thank you to all of Bob's doctors and nurses along the way, as well as the Visiting Nurses Association of Northern New Jersey for their loving care and support. Arrangements are private.

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 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


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


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.

Mary Ann Critelli (Grace)

1941 - November 6, 2014

Mary Ann Grace Dearest wife, mother and grandmother, medical office manager, of Harding Twp., 73 Mary Ann Grace (nee Critelli), 73, of Harding Township, N.J., died on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Morristown Medical Center.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave., Summit, N.J. on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, from 2 to 6 p.m. A Mass will be held at St. Teresa's Catholic Church at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Interment will follow at St. Teresa's Cemetery. For additional information or to express online condolences, please visit 

Born in Summit, N.J., Mrs. Grace had also lived in New Providence, N.J., for over 25 years, as well as Chatham, N.J. She was employed as an office manager for Dr. David Plotkins's office in Springfield, N.J., for many years. The beloved wife of Nicholas Grace Jr., Mary Ann was the loving mother of Chris Grace, Teri Phinney and her husband, Llewellyn Phinney, and Jodi Murphy.

She adored her seven grandchildren, Thomas Kennedy, Dustin Kennedy, Nicholas Phinney, Colton Phinney, Mackensie Murphy, Michael Murphy and Devin Murphy. Mrs. Grace was the loving great-grandmother to Oliver Murphy, son of Mackensie Murphy and the dear sister of Joseph Critelli, Florence Critelli, Loretta Katzen and Alfred Critelli. Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 8, 2014

Bruce Charles Ruhnke

September 7, 1940 - October 2, 2014

Bruce Charles Ruhnke, 74, of HampsteadDied Thursday, October 2, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
    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 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:
Alzheimer's Association 
Maine Chapter
383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Alzheimer's Association 
National Office
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.
Sadly, Arnold


Jonathan Meincke, VMD

- January 23, 2010

Jonathan Meincke, VMD, died in Blythewood, South Carolina, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

He was a graduate of Summit High School and had attended grade school and middle school in Summit as well.

He received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. Dr. Meincke founded the Coldstream Animal Hospital in 1972, which grew to four satellite locations.

In 1972, Dr. Meincke started Crystal Pools which was the first shotcrete pool company in South Carolina. Crystal Pools’ legacy is continued by his wife, Elaine Meincke and his daughter, Alison Felschow.

Dr. Meincke started Companion Animal Hospital in 1993. Companion Animal Hospital continues under the direction of Dr. Meincke’s daughter, Jean Rutkowski.

Dr. Meincke was an avid golfer and scuba diver.

He leaves his two beloved Norwich Terriers, Millie and Roxie; his wife of 51 years, Elaine Meincke, also from Summit, NJ; daughters Jean Rutkowski, Dinah Garvin and Alison Felschow; grandchildren, Dexter Decell, Jessica Decell, Madison Felschow and Cole Felschow; his brother Richard Meincke, and his sister Cindy Thomoyski.

By Independant Press  - January 25, 2010

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
4:30 pm
Reception and Concert by Dave Zoilo and Friends
The Mill Restaurant
Burlington and Dubuque Streets
Iowa City, Iowa
6:30 pm
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,  306 363-2993
Gorden Sayre,  541 345-2370

David Anthony Mele

The Tower, June 13, 1958