Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Local pastor and old classmate come together to help Schimanski and Cianciotto families.
The effort to help families of teens who fell through the icy waters of Budd Lake earlier this month will continue in the form of food donations, thanks to some old high school friends. Pastor Matt Jones of Mountaintop Church in Hackettstown, along with former classmate Toni Perry, are constructing a drive through Feb. 16 that will donate food to the families of Clyde Schimanski III and Nick Cianciotto III, according to nj.com. Schimanski and Cianciotti perished on Monday, Jan. 7 after falling through a layer of ice on Budd Lake while ice fishing. Both boys were 15 and students at Mt. Olive High School. Jones and Perry have worked out a plan to provide food through Grace Church's God's Kitchen in Netcong, the report said. Dining gift …
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. …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Budd Lake teens Nicholas Cianciotto III and Clyde Schimanski III fell into the frigid lake when the ice gave way at their fishing location.
The recovery of two teens who fell into Budd Lake while ice fishing on Monday was hampered by the freezing water and short daylight hours, Acting Morris County Prosecutor Frederick Knapp said. “Due to the freezing temperature of the water each separate, two diver team could only remain in the frigid water for approximately 25 minutes to conduct each search pattern,” Knapp said of the search for Nicholas Cianciotto III and Clyde Schimanski III. According to Knapp, the tragedy struck shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening when both teens were lost into the frigid lake when the ice gave way at their fishing location. “A local resident near Sand Shore Road heard their cries and attempted to locate the boys. As the ice was cracking under his…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Clyde Schimanski and Nick Cianciotti, a pair of friends who loved the outdoors, will be 'sorely missed.'
As the recovery efforts conclude for the bodies of 15-year-old Mt. Olive High School students Nick Cianciotto and Clyde Schimanski, missing since Monday night in the icy waters of Budd Lake, school superintendent Larrie Reynolds shared thoughts on the “tragic loss of two of its promising students.” “Nicholas Cianciotto and Clyde Schimanski were valued members of the Mount Olive High School learning community and will be sorely missed,” Reynolds said. According to Reynolds, Schimanski is being remembered as a practical joker who loved dirt bike riding and hoped to be a mechanic after graduation while Cianciotto is being called a “generous and caring young man with a heart of gold.” Reynolds said that both students were “dirt bike buddies…
Grief counseling in Mount Olive High School and a pair of fundraisers for funeral costs are in the works for the families of Clyde Schimanski and Nick Cianciotto.
Budd Lake resident Kim Maleyonok didn't know how bad the situation was on Monday night, but didn't sit idly by once she heard there were two teenagers missing in the partially frozen waters of Budd Lake. "My husband was the one who brought it to my attention. He was like, 'there is a helicopter out there searching,'" Maleyonok said. By Tuesday morning, Maleyonok and Katherine Sutton were by the shore of Budd Lake and at the side of Clyde Schimanski Jr. whose son Clyde Schimanski III was one of the teens being searched for. "I've known Big Clyde for a long time," Sutton said. "Even after I moved to Newton I still would come and visit him all the time." Sutton and Maleyonok were there in pajama pants, unwilling to stray far from "Big Clyde" …