Thursday, May 9, 2013
Ralph Ivan Williams dies at 93.
Ralph I. Williams, age 93, longtime resident of Mendham passed away on April 29. Williams was born on August 29, 1919 in Scranton, PA. Following graduation from high school he enlisted and served in the United States Army during WWII. During his service he was promoted to the rank of Captain. After the war Williams and his wife Margaret Elizabeth moved to Mendham where they became actively involved in the community. Williams served on the Borough Council, the Planning Board, the Board of Adjustments and the Board of Education. Williams was a graduate of Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania. Williams was employed at Ortho Pharmaceutical, a division of Johnson & Johnson, for 46 years and continued as a consultant …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Mendham resident Richard G. Segers dies at 84.
Richard G. Segers, 84, of Mendham, passed away peacefully on April 30 at home with his family after a short illness. Segers was born in Cincinnati, OH on July 4, 1928 and grew up in Hamilton, OH with his parents Carl and Alma Segers, and his brother Tom and sister Betty. Richard received his Ph.D in mathematics from Purdue University after earning his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Dayton. Segers taught mathematics for over 25 years at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park, and was a visiting professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in 1969-1970. Segers was also a senior mathematician at Exxon’s research facility in Florham Park for many years, after …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Memorial service held Saturday.
Jean Mae Freeman died peacefully on April 24 at Holly Manor in Mendham. She was 91. Born in Mendham, she lived in Cedar Knolls for 20 years before moving back to Mendham in 1988. Freeman worked as a bookkeeper at J.P. Morgan Chase for many years before retiring. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Emma Freeman. She is survived by her niece Gayle Conover and many other nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Saturday May 4 at the Bailey Funeral Home,.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
William Conover dies at age 78.
William H. Conover died peacefully at home surrounded by family at the age of 78. Bornin Morristown, Conover was a graduate of Morristown High School and a lifelong resident of the Mendhams. Conover was a member of the Mendham Borough Fire Department and was a past Director of the Mendham Borough First Aid Squad. He also served as a Senior Corpsman at Morristown Memorial Hospital and worked for the Mendham Borough Department of Public Works for 17 years before retiring in 2000. He also worked for PSE&G for 19 years. Conover was predeceased by a granddaughter Anne Perrault Conover and is survived by his wife of 59 years Gayle Finlay Conover; two daughters Debbie Burnet and her partner Chris Martin of Budd Lake and Faythe Martin of …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
George Mazzoni was the owner of Dean Painting Contractors in Mendham until 2011.
Tuesday, April 16
George Mazzoni passed away on April 2 at Virtua Berlin Rehab Center at the age of 72. Mazzoni was born in Morristown and lived in Rockaway and Stanhope before moving to Mendham in 1973. A 1958 graduate of Bayley Ellard High School, Mazzoni served in United States Army from 1966-1968. Mazzoni was the owner of Dean Painting Contractors in Mendham for 45 years, up until his retirement in 2011. Mazzoni was active in Mendham Boys Soccer as a coach for many years. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson and he was an avid scuba diver. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, and brother who enjoyed life. He was predeceased by his wife Faustina. Survivors include his son Dean Mazzoni and his wife Michele of Marlton, his two …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dr. Jo-yun Tung Chen died in the Mendham home she shared with her son Feb. 9.
Wednesday, February 20
Dr. Jo-yun Tung Chen died on Feb. 9 at her home in Mendham where she lived with her son George and his family. Chen was born in Shanghai, China on June 24, 1920 and came to the United States after World War II to attend the University of Iowa where she received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry under Professor George Glockler. After post-doctoral fellowships at Ohio State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chen began her career as a research professor at New York University and then later as a research scientist at Schering Plough Corporation. Chen then joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Group Leader in the Division of Contaminant Chemistry, Natural Product and Instrumentation Branch, Instrumentation & …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kathryn “Kay” F. Smith passed away at Fellowship Village on Feb. 4.
Tuesday, February 19
Kathryn “Kay” F. Smith passed away peacefully at Fellowship Village, Basking Ridge on Monday, Feb. 4 at 87. Smith was born in Connellsville, PA to the late Clarence and Loreen (Struble) McCormick on Aug. 11, 1925. She grew up in Oakmont, PA and graduated from Penn State University before moving to Manhattan where she met her husband of 48 years, John. Smith resided in Mendham Township for 50 years until moving to Basking Ridge in 2005. An energetic participant in the Brookside community, Smith served on the board of the Mendham Township Library and was active with the Women’s Club of Morristown and the League of Women Voters. A longtime golfer at the Mendham Golf and Tennis Club, Smith was also an avid bridge player, gardener and worked at…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Family and community members pay final respects to Nicholas Michael Cianciotto III, who was ice fishing when he and his friend fell into the frigid waters of Budd Lake last week.
Hundreds mourned Saturday the death of one of the two Mount Olive teens who drowned last week while ice fishing in Budd Lake. As a thick fog filled the air outside, family, friends and members of the community attended the funeral of Nicholas Michael Cianciotto III at St. Jude Roman Catholic Parish in Mount Olive. Cianciotto and his friend Clyde Schimanski III were ice fishing Monday night when they fell through the icy waters. Both teens were 15 years old. Cianciotto, a sophomore at Mount Olive High School who lived in Budd Lake for nine years, enjoyed the outdoors, dirt bike riding, snowboarding and fishing, according to his obituary. Cianciotto was buried Saturday at Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes. Visitation hours for …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Visitation for Clyde Schimanski III will be Sunday at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home.
Saturday, January 12
One day after the funeral of Nicholas Michael Cianciotto, III, one of two teenagers who died after falling into Budd Lake Monday night, friends and family will say goodbye to the second, his friend, Clyde F Schimanski III. According to a release from the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home located at 96 Main St., Succasunna, Schimanski’s family will be received visitors on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The biography of Schimanski provided by Davis & Hepplewhite said the 15-year-old was born in Denville and was a life long resident of Budd Lake. Schimanski was a freshman at Mt. Olive High School and loved to spend his free time riding his dirt bike, and being outdoors, the site said. Schimanski is survived by his parents Clyde F Schimanski Jr., and …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Nick Cianciotto's wake held at St. Jude R.C. Parish in Budd Lake Friday, funeral mass on Saturday.
Friday, January 11
What a few days ago was unthinkable, friends and family are now faced with the reality of saying goodbye to Nicholas Michael Cianciotto, III, 15, of Mt. Olive, one of two teenagers who died after falling into Budd Lake Monday night. According to the release from the Leber Funeral Home in Chester, the family received visitors Friday at St. Jude Parish in Budd Lake. A funeral mass for Cianciotto is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude. Interment is scheduled to take place at Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes. A post on the Mt. Olive Bus Drivers public facebook page said that overflow parking will be available at Turkey Brook Park from 5 p.m. on and that bus drivers are donating their time to shuttle people back and forth. …