Newton High School
Class of 1957
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This directory was originally compiled as a booklet and distributed to alumni at the 45th Reunion. Updates have been added as we prepared for our 65th reunion. Updates are indicated with . Send updates to Jon Roe at [email protected].

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104 Belfalls Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633
(512-968-6543) ([email protected])
Went to Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, LA. Took my internship at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Completed specialty training in Radiation Oncology and appointed instructor. Served in Navy Reserve for 14 years (Lt. Commander in Medical Corps), awarded the high honor of Fellow in the American College of Radiology in 1980, held many positions of leadership. I also helped design and build the Cancer Management Center at Norman Regional Hospital where I am Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. Also founding Medical Director of the Cancer Management Center at the Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. Married Dee in 1991--three children by a former marriage, Dee has two children. Awarded Ph.D in Designed Clinical Nutrition in 1995.

P.O. Box 27, Blairstown, NJ 07825
(908-362-8424) ([email protected])
I have lived in Blairstown for 53 years, same house for 47 years. Retired from McGuire Chevrolet at the age of 72 after 28 years. Active with Evangelical Free Church, help in Food Pantry and Vacation Bible School. Also read a lot. Love working in my flower gardens.

1254 Black Oaks Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447
(763-258-2796) ([email protected])
Just returned home from my oldest sister's funeral/memorial service in Coaticook, Quebec. Also got to visit with Bob Ramsey last December, just days before his passing. Otherwise doing fine. Up to five great grandchildren.

ANGLE, CHARLES - Died August 1994
"Still water runs deep."

91 Wagon Wheel Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
(973-713-7319) ([email protected])
FONDEST MEMORIES - Nancy Beierle - Class of 58!

ASPERO GROWDON, ELVIRA - Died January 2009
"I am small, but I am mighty"

Elvira Growdon, 69, died at her Brookline home Jan. 22, 2009 of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She was a former professional harpist who dedicated 30 years as a volunteer and board member at Boston Children's Museum. She is survived by her husband, John, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital; a son Whitfield of Boston, a surgical oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital; a daughter, Allegra Growdon Richdale of Pacific Palisades, CA; and two brothers Benedict Aspero and Stephen Aspero, both of New Vernon, N.J. and two grandchildren. See News item for details.

6343 Saucon Valley Drive, Fayetteville, PA 17222
(717-401-0782) ([email protected])
We have relocated to Pa. near Gettysburg in a golfing community, about 3 hours from Blairstown. I am back in NJ frequently, as family and friends are still in Sussex Co. which will always be my roots.

BECK SMITH, MARY - Died October 2018
"Silence is golden"

Mary C. (Beck-Demarest) Smith, 79, of Lafayette, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Born in Newton on Oct. 25, 1938, Mary was a lifelong resident of Lafayette and graduated from Newton High School. She was a life member, past president and secretary during her 61 years in the Lafayette Township Fire Department Auxiliary and was a life member of the New Jersey State Fire Auxiliary. Mary was also a member of the William J. Hocking American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 for 34 years and an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 24 for 28 years. She belonged to the La Societe de Femme-Cabane Locale No. 228, where she served as secretary. An active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Branchville, Mary served on the Lafayette Township School Board for 12 years and was also past president of the Lafayette Township PTO.

The daughter of the late Emil and Ruth (VanHorn) Beck, Mary was also predeceased by her first husband, John G. Demarest, in 1984, as well as her second husband, Claude F. Smith, in 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Goldsworthy and her husband, Michael, of Lafayette; and two grandchildren, Catherine Goldsworthy and William Demarest. Mary is also survived by two sons, John and Roger; a daughter, Marianne; six other grandchildren; and a stepson, James B. Smith.

FONDEST MEMORIES - Mrs. Jone’s art class. We painted Halloween scenes on store windows on Spring Street in Newton. Also she took us to the town park to sketch town buildings.

320 Springbrook Trail, Sparta, NJ 07871
I got remarried on New Year’s Eve 2000, joining my family of 6 children to Don’s family of 2 children. All eight are married and we have 10 grandchildren. Life is wonderful.
FONDEST MEMORIES - All of the good times with good friends. Senior Review.

566 Summerwind Lane, St. Peters, MO 63376
(973-534-9404) ([email protected])
I'm happy to say that not much has changed in my life personally. I have been blessed with relatively good health in the senior years and there's much to be said for that as I've lost many friends on their passing along the way. My true companion cat, Prettygirl (16 years old) has and is keeping me company as I read or scroll on the computer or putter in the kitchen fixing us something good to eat!

22 River Run Drive, Murphy, NC 28906
(828-837-2573) ([email protected])

BIGG, JOSEPH - Died January 2006

520 Pike Road, Central, SC 29630-8551
(864-639-4458) ([email protected])
Enjoying life by deep sea fishing, restoring my ‘57 Ford and visits from my grandson.

P.O. Box 20, West Davenport, NY 13860

24 Virginia Ave., Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Have been retired for three years now.

1890 SE Vesthaven Court, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

"Attractiveness is half the battle."

Nancy Brink Greene, 74, died May 11, 2013, at home. She was born in Branchville, N.J., and lived in Jensen Beach for 15 years, coming from Long Beach Island, N.J. Before retirement, she was a real estate agent in the Stuart and Port St. Lucie area. She volunteered at the 4Cs in Stuart. She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the FARPM. She leaves her daughters, Tina Brians of Stuart and Lori Collete of Lexington, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

"Love, sweetness, goodness in her person shined."

533 Riley Ave., Smithville, TN 37166
(615-440-3450) ([email protected])

"Here true fortitude dwells; loyalty, friendship, and fidelity may be found."

4911 Shadywood Drive, Jefferson, MD 21755
(301-305-7619) ([email protected]

P.O. Box 634, Branchville, NJ 07826
(973-948-3249) ([email protected])
I am now fully retired from teaching health education and human sexuality for the last 35 years, with the final ten years spent at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. Roger and I have been married now for 55 years, longer than anyone in our high school class, of course. Luckily, we still enjoy good health and each other's company.

I stay busy volunteering with several organizations: Planned Parenthood in Newton, The Sussex County AIDS Task Force, the Morris-Sussex-Warren Tri-County HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee, and the Hampton Township Board of Health. I am also an active member of the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Sussex County, and serve with others from my church at the Manna House Soup Kitchen in Newton, as well as assisting with the Sussex County Interfaith Hospitality Network which provides overnight housing and food to homeless families.

Roger and I have three children who also have busy lives, and we do our best to keep up with them. Our oldest daughter, Kathy, attended Sussex VoTech as a commercial art major, and is now a well-known and talented calligrapher. She teaches at her school in Newton and lectures throughout the country. Her business is called "24 Karat Designs."

Our son, Roger, Jr., is a power plant operator for General Electric in Linden, keeping the lights on for all of us. He and his wife have given us two wonderful grandchildren who are now college-aged and moving out into the world.

Our youngest daughter, Karyn, is a successful small business coach who is married to a Brit who recently became a U.S. citizen. She is a published author, teacher and lecturer. Her business is called "Passion for Business."

Roger and I travel as much as we can, mainly to the national parks with Elderhostel, and enjoy renovating our home and gardening. I still love to read, write and enjoy politics.

FONDEST MEMORIES - The Saturday Night Special and Hap Snover, Junior and senior proms, New Jersey Allstate Chorus twice, Roger’s 1934 Plymouth, Mr. Cumming’s English classes, Mrs. Howe’s patience with my algebra “freeze”, V-neck sweaters and dirty bucks, Parade to Memory Park and the bonfire before the big game with Franklin each year, Student Council, Junior Classical League, Senior Teens, Aurora Staff, Sentinel Staff, Cheerleading, and Future Teachers Club.

CLARK, JUDITH - Died January 2007
"Life is one long giggle."

CLAYTON, FRED - Died August 2019
"Can we ever have too much of a good thing?"
Fred's last address was in Huntington Beach, CA. We have no obituary or further detail.
He was a simulator flight instructor for Boeing Aircraft.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Friends I made, and football and wrestling teams.

31 Oneida Ave., Landing, NJ 07850
(973-601-7745) ([email protected])
Since May 2014 I own property in NJ again. Property taxes now double! I am a Jersey boy, so it's good to be home again! Son Jim and wife also live in Landing - 10 minute walk. Daughter Mary and husband live in Rockaway - 15 minute drive. This is where we need to be! Karen subbing as church organist.


CORRELL, FRANCIS - Died March 2016
"Easy come; easy go."

Francis J. Correll, 76, of Hampton, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Newton Medical Center. Born in Carbondale, Pa., Mr. Correll was a 1957 graduate of Newton High School and lived in Newton before moving to Hampton in 1983. He was a field engineer for United Telephone Co. for 35 years before his retirement. Following his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and traveling. He loved his cats and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Correll is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice M. (Huff) Correll; his five children, Sherri Doran and spouse, MaryBeth, of Hampton; Vicki Galinski and husband, Michael, of Hampton; Christopher Blanchard and wife, Jeannie, of Belvidere; Mark Blanchard and fianceé, Jodi Robinholt, of Wantage; and Holli Carrer and husband, Michael, of Pearland, Texas; and his 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Dolores Kays, of Maryland.

"Stately and tall she moves in the hall; the chief of a thousand graces."

9268 Circle R Drive, Benton, TN 37307

CRAWN, FRANCIS "Pete" - Died September 2007
"Deeds, not words."

560 Clearview Drive, Newton, NJ 07860
Single with 2 sons. Work as a truck driver for 34 years. Like cruises, fishing, boating, and Broadway shows. Received my diploma after a year of night school in 1993.

8669 SW 116th Street Road, Ocala, FL 34481
([email protected])
We have lived permanently for the past 10+ years in Ocala, Florida and come back early September to our winter residence. We go north in our motor-home to the New England area during the summer months to visit with our family. Our 2 sons and daughter-in-law live in the New England area as does our 3 grandchildren.

"Your sincerity shines thru you"

Husband was Richard Harrewyn, also from our class.
Judith D. Harrewyn, 71, of Mansfield Township, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at home. Born in Newton, Mrs. Harrewyn lived in Hampton Township for 30 years before moving to Mansfield Township eight years ago. She was a guidance counselor secretary at Newton High School, then at Sussex County Vo-Tech, and returned to work at Newton High School before her retirement nine years ago.

Mrs. Harrewyn was predeceased by her husband, Richard S. Decker. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Donaldson of Hackettstown; her granddaughter, Lauren Donaldson of Hackettstown; two brothers, Theodore Decker of Hamburg and Wesley Decker of North Carolina; her brother-in-law, Julius Hagelberg of Hampton; and three sisters-in-law, Nancy Welsh of Missouri, Linda Kish of Fredon Township, and Jan Pettersen of Stillwater.

Tom DeGroat
DEGROAT, THOMAS - Died December 2019
"Good sense and good nature are never separated"

Thomas E. DeGroat, 82, of Sandyston Township, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton.

Born in Newton, Thomas was a lifelong resident of Sussex County. He attended Branchville School K-8 and was a graduate of Newton High School. He was a butcher for Acme Markets for 37 years before his retirement. With 55 years of service, Thomas was the oldest active fireman with the Sandyston Township Volunteer Fire Company. He was an antique car enthusiast, although he had an interest in all cars. He was well organized and a planner. Thomas was very proud of his Dutch heritage.

The son of the late Charles and Mary DeGroat, Thomas was survived by his bride of 46 years, Jacquelyn "Jacque" D. (Chim) DeGroat; his son, William "Bill" DeGroat and wife, Michelle; his daughter, Kathryn "Kate" Glenn and husband, Matt; three grandchildren a great-grandson.

DE GROOT, ALLAN - Died September 2009
"You never can convince some people"

Allan deGroot, 71, of Arlington Texas passed away on September 30, 2009. Allan was in poor health for several years and had more then one health crisis.

He was born in Glen Ridge, NJ and moved to Branchvile, in 1946. Allan attended Frankfort Township schools and Newton High School, graduating in 1957. He entered the US Air Force and became an electronics communications technician. He served for over 5 years in Texas, California, and Goose Bay Labrador. After his military service he lived in Frankfort Township, Paulinskill Lake, Hampton, VA, and Arlington, TX.

He is survived by his wife Caroline, of Arlington, TX, and has a daughter Allison Atnip and one grand daughter in Newton. He is also survived by two brothers, James G. Sisco of Sarasota, FL, Walter deGroot, and a sister-in- law Barbara (Stoll) deGroot (class of 1957) of Palmerton, PA. His remaining brother Arthur (Pete) Sisco of Hampton, VA passed away 3 years ago.

DEL BAGNO, ANTHONY - Died August 2013
"He's not tall, but he's wise, and he's a corker for his size."

Anthony Camillo Del Bagno, Sr., 73, of Newton, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013, at Newton Medical Center. He was born in Manhattan, NY. He was a State Wrestling Champion and was chosen for the prestigious Jersey Boy's State.

Following high school, he apprenticed as an experimental machinist at Reaction Motors and worked on the X-15 Rocket. He started his own company, Heat Pipe Technology, but spent most of his adult career as a tool and die maker. Anthony was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing horses. He loved coaching Little League Baseball and was the coach for both the Tigers and the All-Star team in Newton. He was also the president of the Newton Junior Athletic League. In his later years, Anthony was known as the "Snow-Flake Man". His passion was creating art and he loved cutting intricate paper snowflakes. He sent his special snowflakes to the Newtown, Connecticut, survivors, to children in Maine with special needs, and other places throughout the country as part of his charitable giving.

FONDEST MEMORIES - Running for class elections with The Moose Party, Fred (Moose) Clayton, Pete Stamer, Liz Ervey and myself.

49 Park Drive South, West Orange, NJ 07052
Own a garage repair business with my husband. Have 3 grandsons and 5 granddaughters. Work at son's deli.

DEVINCENZI O'CONNELL, KAY - Died February 2009
"I laughed and danced and talked and sang"

Catherine S. O'Connell, loving wife, mother, grandmother and gifted artist, quietly and peacefully passed away after an extended struggle with Parkinsons Disease on February 22. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Dick; daughters, Mary Beth (Doug) Till and Lynda (Mike) Battaglia; son, Chris; grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Mike, Sarah and David; sisters, Debbie (Mike) Kishbaugh of PA, and Betty (Tony) Frato of NJ. She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Marie and brother Johnny.

Kay's last update: Richard and I have three children—two daughters married and one son single, five grandchildren—four boys and one girl. I retired from my job at Monroe Comm. College in 1996. After being diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 1989, and trying to accomplish everything, I have slowed down and no longer run up and down stairs just to prove I can. Dick and I spend time running our antique business. I love best drawing and painting. I am testing a new drug that will help people with Parkinsons to live a more normal life.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Arguing with Etta Carithers over which one got the highest grade on a test, and the dirty jokes in first period.


1118 NE 10th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352-727-0907)([email protected])

Elkhorn Vista, 37399 Hwy. 13 North, Craig, CO 81625
Ken and I have retired full-time farming at Wightman's Farms, Inc. in Morristown, NJ and have recently moved to Colorado. Our home will be here April thru December, the rest of the year we will be in our condo in Kauai, Hawaii. Through the years we have enjoyed being a member of the Musical Box Society International and collecting music boxes, collecting art, deep-sea fishing, boating, canoeing, rafting, playing piano, fiddle and uke, going to car shows in ‘57 Thunderbird (baby blue), traveling and sight-seeing.

ESCHENBACH, CARL - Died December 2006
"His hair's red, his eyes are blue; there's no telling what he can do."

PO Box 52, Lafayette, NJ 07848

201 Birchwood Lane, Newton, NJ 07860
Married to Kenneth, have two sons David and Gregory. )
FONDEST MEMORIES - Mr. Cumming’s English class. Football games “though I never understood American Football”!)

FIELD, GEORGE - Died 2012
"I'm no angel!"

Lived in Long Beach, CA.

FORD, ROBERT - Died February 2002
"A man of parts, varied and honorable."

Bob Ford died on Saturday the 23rd at home. According to the newspaper, he taught History at Newton High School for 36 years and retired in 2000. He graduated from Harvard University in 1961 and from Rutgers Law School in 1969. He was an avid tennis player and coached tennis at NHS for many years. He is survived by his former wife, Carole, his son, Jerod, two sisters, Cindy and Gretchen, and two grandchildren.


(Old info) I married a biology teacher, Rodney, from Maine in 1958, we had 4 children, 3 boys and a girl and now have 2 grandchildren. Rodney, now retired, does carpentry. I lucked out--he s a wonderful husband. I took a few art courses, etc. ran a small ceramic studio and raised our children. I do free lance writing specializing in theoretical physics (not mathematical physics) especially geophysics and some theoretical work in math too--I ve revised the powers and roots math system and I believe I ve disproved Fermat s Last Theorem, but not certified correct. My writings are used to fight abortion, social issues, and to try to impeach Clinton and protest situations on environmental sabotage or cover ups. I have all the good things in life my writing career, food on the table, a roof over my head, a loving family, plus the joy of knowing a loving God.


FULKROD, BRUCE - Died November 2005

GARRIS, ROGER - Died 2019
"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."

Roger Garris 79, of Guffey, Colorado passed away April 14, 2019. We have found no obituary. He grew up in Stillwater and our yearbook says that Roger enjoyed the outdoors - hunting, fishing, trapping and vacations in Maine. His goal was to work in conservation.

He served in the Air Force and it appears he achieved his goal as he lived in Guffey, Colorado near Pike's Peak. The Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation is located in Guffey and perhaps Roger worked there. The foundation provides sanctuary, rehabilitation and environmentally natural housing for captive-born wolves and wolfdogs who have suffered from injuries, neglect or abuse.

Roger is buried in nearby Pikes Peak National Cemetery.

56 Granite Place, Lafayette, NJ 07848

"Wise to resolve and patient to perform."

Claire Garrison Kilbourne, 69 passed away April 7, at her home. Mrs. Kilbourne was born in Port Jervis, NY, and lived in Lafayette until marriage. After her marriage, she lived in Pennington, then for 10 years in East Windsor Township before moving to Yardville in 1973. She graduated Trenton State College in 1961 with a BA in education.

After earning her teaching degree, she taught English at the Hopewell Grammar School. Later she taught for Hamilton Township school district and was a highly regarded teacher of the gifted at both the Grice and the Crockett Middle Schools. She retired in 1998. Claire liked to write poetry, enjoyed cooking with her original recipes and took great comfort in her treasured friendships, but most of all she loved and adored her children.

She is survived by her husband, Warren Kilbourne; a son, Kevin C. Kilbourne, Lansdowne, PA.; a daughter, Caroline A. Kilbourne, North Bethesda, MD.; a brother, Eston Garrison, Lafayette and a sister, Alice Sweller, Newton.

GAWTHROP, JR, GUY - Died September 2017
"And then was heard a loud and booming noise."

Guy W. Gawthrop Jr., 78, of Pineville, La., passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Growing up at Lake Mohawk, Guy made many friends who have remained part of his life. Guy was a graduate of Newton High School. He planted firm roots in central Louisiana after serving in the Air Force at England Air Force Base. His circle of friends continued to grow throughout his life, and his family is very grateful for their ongoing support. He was a successful Realtor well known in the community for being fair and honest to every customer. Guy always enjoyed working on old cars, boats, bikes and anything else he could build or fix.

He was preceded in death by his son, Guy III. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 40 years, Kathy Kearns Gawthrop; son, Jody Kauderer (Tina), of New Philadelphia, Ohio; daughters, Sondra Thornhill (Matt), of Baton Rouge, La., Tracy Nalezinek (Randy), of Sulphur, La., and Kristy Scott (Curry), of Delcambre, La.; sisters, Bette Hubbard (Scotty), of Dunnellon, Fla., and Ann Landry, of Englewood, Fla.; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

866 1 Gleneagle Way, Naples, FL 34120
After Marine Corps. joined the Sparta Police Department and was Chief of Police. My wife, Dorothy, is a Cardiac Nurse and really enjoys it. We have 3 children. Can't play baseball anymore but still golf.

4012 South 12th Place, Sheboygan, WI 53081

PO Box 461, 9 Second St., Branchville, NJ 07826
(H: 973-948-4468) (C: 973-919-6115) ([email protected])


Charles Gordon
GORDON, CHARLES - Died February 2022
"Ever ready and helpful"

Charles Nelson Gordon, 83, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Newton Medical Center. Charles was born in Newton on April 6, 1938, to the late Charles and Beatrice Gordon.

He lived in Newton before moving back to the family farm in Hampton where he grew up and resided there for the past 45 years. He worked at Westbrook Farms and then M&M Mars in Hackettstown, NJ prior to his retirement. Charles was a graduate of Newton High School, a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), took part in 4-H and their pheasant rearing project for New Jersey Division of Fish & Game and was a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church. He was passionate about gardening; always taking photos of beautiful flowers, was an avid traveler and loved attending concerts and shows.

Charles is predeceased by his wife Judith (Keesler) Gordon of 34 years; He is survived by his son, Kevin Gordon and his wife Lisa of Pompton Plains, NJ; his two grandchildren, Charles J. and Samantha Gordon; his siblings, William Gordon, Beatrice deVries and her husband Byron and Elizabeth Pierson and her husband Peter; and his friend, Bobby Armstrong.

57 Boulevard, Middletown, RI 02840
(401-662-5513) ([email protected])
I enjoy boating, fishing and golf, and am thankful that I still have reasonably good health.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Principal Mr. Gordon and Phys Ed teacher Mrs. Gordon.


78 Wykertown Road, Branchville, NJ 07826
(973-875-1993)([email protected])
Still employed at Picatinny Arsenal. Will retire this year. Plan to travel cross country with our travel trailer.

GREEN, ROBERT - Died December 2014
"Sometimes I sit and think . . . sometimes I only sit."

Robert Elvin Green, 75, of Andover Township, died Friday, December 12, 2014, at Andover Subacute & Rehabilitation Center in Andover Township. He was born in Newfoundland, PA and moved to NJ in the early 1940s. A graduate of Newton High School, he went to work for United Telephone Co. in 1967 and retired from Sprint in 2004 after 37 years of service.

Bob served the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife as a hunter safety instructor for 30 years and a deputy conservation officer for 20 years before retiring in 1995. He was a life member of the NRA, NAMC and the Law Enforcement Alliance of America. He loved the outdoors and spent a lot of his life hunting and fishing. A member of the Master Gardeners of Sussex County, he was very active in Springfest at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, the Flower Show, Plant Sale at the Sussex County State Fair, and volunteered at the Sussex County Homestead as a Master Gardener.

"Happy I am, from care I'm free."

FONDEST MEMORIES - The Campus Shop, my second home. And Pardy Smith. How lucky we were to have a place like the Campus Shop for getting together and hanging out.

John Grimes
GRIMES, JOHN - Died April 2020
See Owen OSB, Brother
"A radical in our midst."

John (Deacon Owen) Grimes, 81, of Kenilworth, NJ passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus. Born in Newark on Sept. 12, 1938, John was raised in Sparta then lived in Newton before moving to Kenilworth. He proudly served in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring as a lieutenant commander.

He owned and operated a restaurant from 1980 to 1983; from 1984 to 1987 taught at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, then worked for the State of New Jersey Department of Corrections before his retirement in 2000.

He was ordained as a deacon in 1986 and became a cloister oblate at St. Paul's Abbey in 2009. His education was extensive and included his A.A. in alcohol studies from Seattle University, his B.S. in math/physics from Marquette University, his M.A. in guidance and counseling from Kean University, his M.A. in rehabilitation counseling from Seattle University and his diaconal studies at St. Elizabeth's College. Deacon Owen's diaconal assignments included assistant pastor at St. James the Greater in Montague and St. Thomas the Apostle in Hainesville, St. Joseph Church in Newton and deacon at St. Barnabas Church in Bayville.

GUILMETTE, JOSEPH - Died March 2019

Joseph Guilmette, 79, of of the Swartswood section of Hampton, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at home. Joseph was born and raised in Newton and was a lifetime resident of Sussex County. An electrician by trade, he was a local TV repairman and the owner of Joe's Electronics. Joseph was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He loved to talk and especially enjoyed hanging out at the Swartswood Deli.

He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis. He is survived by his companion, Frieda A. Sprague; his children, Joseph Guilmette and wife, Barbara, AnnaMarie Heverly and husband, Randal, and stepson, Michael VanElswyk and wife, Cindy, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

275 Lakeside Crossing, Conway, SC 29526
(505-859-8025, 843-347-3485)([email protected])
Moved from New Mexico to Myrtle Beach 3 years ago. Just love it here.

Registered nurse for 20 years. Retired at present, I enjoy gardening, stained glass and visiting children. I have a son Mark, married with one son. My son Luke is in Arizona and daughter Mary Beth is a beauty consultant.

"Gay-hearted and free."

8327 Summerside Lane, Port Richey, Fl 34668
(727-815-0500, 727-457-2569)([email protected])
Margie (my sister) passed away 4 years ago. I truly miss her. She gave me grief over the years but she was my soul mate. Her son, Mark Wilson, lives near me and we have a great time together.

Both of my granddaughters are in the medical field. The older one works at the Childrens Hospital in Tampa with children with cancer. The younger one prefers working with the elderly—she is an Occupational Therapist in Tarpon Springs, Fl. My grandson worked in Minnesota for two years, living off the grid at a tourist lodge. Sometimes it got to 30 below zero. Not for me.

Tom, my husband, still putters in the garage making bullets for the family; they are for pleasure and hunting only. I am still working full time. I have been at the same real estate company for 30 years. I’m still traveling — I went to the Dominican Republic last May at an all-inclusive resort with family and friends for my birthday. I do get spoiled because I play the "this could be my last year to be able to go on vacation" card, and they buy into it. Three years ago I went to Memphis to visit Elvis's mansion. I loved it, and I played that card then, too. It worked.

Marjorie Hamm
HAMM RUSH, MARJORIE - Died October 2012
"She's little, but she's wise; she's a terror for her size"

Marjorie and Marie Hamm are sisters.

Marjorie Rush, 73, of New Port Richey, Florida passed away October 31, 2012. She was of the Christian faith and retired as a hairdresser. She is survived by her son Mark Wilson of Bayonet Point, Fl.; sister Marie Hamm Rock and husband Tom of Port Richey, Fl.; step-sister Mary Capella of Port Richey; and granddaughter Krystal Wilson.

HARPER, LOWELL - Died November 1990
"His virtues are many, his faults are few; he always does well what he starts to do."

HARREWYN, RICHARD - Died April 2009
"Is I gotta go to school, Ma?"

Richard S. Harrewyn, 70, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at home. Born in Newton, he lived in Hampton Township before moving to Mansfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during Vietnam. Mr. Harrewyn was a supervisor for Tree of Life at the Byram Shop-Rite.

Mr. Harrewyn is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judith Decker from our class; a daughter, Cheryl Donaldson of Mansfield; a granddaughter, Lauren Donaldson; a brother, Julius Hagelberg of Hampton Township; and 3 sisters, Nancy Welsh of Gladstone, Mo., Linda Kish of Fredon, and Jan Pettersen of Stillwater.

10 Paulinskill Lane, Newton, NJ 07860
I RETIRED!!!!! AND LOVE IT!!!. I am very active--President of an Investment Club, and an active Elder at Newton Presbyterian Church, book club member, garden club member, and I even joined a Senior Club in Hampton (now I’m Treasurer). My hobbies are reading, camping, sewing, and gardening. Ed and I have two girls Nanette and husband Bob live in NY and Sheryl-Ann and husband Bill live in Frankford. Sheryl and Bill have given us two grandchildren a boy 6 months and a girl 3 1/2 years old. NOTHING LIKE GRANDCHILDREN.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Cheerleading, good friends, Mrs. Griggs, Mrs. Howe, and Mrs. Gordon.

1331 River Rd. West, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Four years ago we moved to the country and now the city is moving out to us. In our spare time we enjoy camping and traveling. Have a great reunion and if you’re in the area stop by.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Entering Mr. Faulkner’s Algebra class and not finding world map pulled down over black board concealing 1007 or zero problem hidden!

169 Libertyville Road, Sussex, NJ 07461
In 1995, I retired from dairy farming, sold the farm and in 1996 moved to Libertyville section of Wantage. I'm now a custodian at the Frankford Township School. Our sons, David and Jay, graduated from college in 1996.

1315 Sawbridge Way, Reston, VA 20194
(703-787-9373, 703-927-3662) ([email protected])
I am still volunteering with The Hospitality & Information Service (THIS) in D.C. whose mission is to promote international understanding and friendship through cultural exchanges with members of diplomatic staff and families. Tom and I go to Florida for 2 months each winter and try to take a travel vacation each year while we are in relatively good health. Our family gatherings are now planned around our grandchildren who are growing up too quickly and going separate ways. 2 are in college (Penn State) and the other 5 are in high school. What a joy and blessing to watch them grow up and become such interesting and loving adults.

PO Box 1195, Barnstable, MA 02630
(508-362-9547)([email protected])

415 Maple Creek Rd. S.W., Supply, N.C. 28462
(910-712-2263) ([email protected]
We celebrated our 65th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2022. We have 11 grandchildren & 4 greats.


JACKSON, JUNE - Died April 1996
"Rare compound of oddity, frivolity, and fun."

PO Box 136, Layton, NJ 07851
(973-948-3086) (973-222-7238)([email protected])
Retired from Tri-State Insurance Agency. Two daughters and four grandchildren.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Mrs. Griggs’ steno class and Mrs. Anderson’s typing class.


"And still she talked"

Betty Johnson Mastrelli, 81, of Swartswood, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at home surrounded by her family. Betty was born and raised in Newton to the late Robert and Emma (Decker) Johnson. She was a lifelong Sussex County resident and graduated from Newton High School in 1957. Betty was a kitchen manager for Sunrise House in Lafayette for 29 years. Betty loved cooking, baking and gardening. She was an avid reader and enjoyed going on vacation, especially to the ocean. Betty had a deep commitment and connection with her family; she loved being surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they were her pride and joy.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Salvatore "Sonny" Mastrelli Jr.; her children, Salvatore Mastrelli III, Stephen Mastrelli and wife, Patti, Theresa Staples, and David Nystrand; her 6 grandchildren, and her 2 great-grandchildren.

1195 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825

31 Route 519, Newton, NJ 07860
I have been living in the same house now for 55 years. My dear husband passed away in 1991, but we had 32 wonderful years together. We were blessed with two beautiful girls. Our youngest passed away when she was just 16 from leukemia. Our oldest is a talented performing musician. She and her husband are both music teachers and live in West Milford. I have been a member of the Baleville Congregational Church for 50 years, a 54-year member of the Eastern Star, and am currently vice-president of my senior citizens group. I worked and also volunteered in our local elementary school. I enjoy reading, craft shows, and having lunch with family, friends and my daughter. I am a 6-year cancer survivor and went through open-heart surgery last year.

KAWESKE, ROBERT - Died October 1964
"His victories and glories are his own."


329 Heath Village, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(973-827-5710) ([email protected])
I ‘ve been married to Ned KINNEY for 40 years and have 3 children and 3 granddaughters. I have enjoyed traveling since Janice Gregory Deiss took me on my first plane trip to Russia. I am a retired School Social Worker, so now have time to learn to play golf. Working was easier!
FONDEST MEMORIES - Sock hops, football games at Memory Park, the Campus Shop, great classmates.

1128 Puesta Del Sol Drive, Daytona, FL 32129
Retired from United/Sprint Telco. Enjoy community social activities, Al’s and my children and eight grandchildren. All but two family members live in sunny Florida!
FONDEST MEMORIES - Friendships that still remain, participant of “Junior and Senior Ninettes,” working lunch hours at the Campus Shop, and dancing and singing at various school functions.

58 Lincoln Laurel Rd, Newton, NJ 07860
(908-362-8032) ([email protected])
I have been retired for 13 years after having worked at Schering-Plough Corp. for 41 years. I still live in Frelinghuysen Township with my wife Ingrid. I've served in local govenment for many years and presently am a member of the Land Use board.

LAFLEUR, NICKOLAS - Died Fall 2018
"Life's just a bowl of cherries"

Nick last lived in Belle Isle, FL. We have no obituary or further detail.
He owned The Passing Winds Farm and raise organically grown beef and throughbred horses. Relocated to Florida in 2011.


LAMWERS, JAMES - Died February 2016
"Silence never betrays you"

James F. Lamwers, 77, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at home. Born in Clifton, Mr. Lamwers lived in Newton for over 60 years. He began his career at the Mountainview Correctional Facility in Montague and retired as a lieutenant with the New Jersey Department of Corrections in Annandale. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Lamwers was a member of PFC Jeffery S. Patterson Marine Corps League, Detachment 747. He was also a member of St. Joseph R. C. Church in Newton, a volunteer for the Newton Fire Department, and a member of the Newton Elks Club. Jim was predeceased by a sister, Rosemarie Benson, in 1986. He is survived by a sister, Linda Messer and husband, Richard, of Lafayette.

PO Box 347, Branchville, NJ 07826

266 Main Street, Johnsonburg, NJ 07825
(908-852-0312) ([email protected])
Retired from M&M Mars in 1989. My husband died in 2013. I have seven grandchildren and five great grandchild. I also jumped out of a perfectly good airplane - skydived.

650 South May Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387
([email protected])

2407 Richmond Greens CT, Sun City Center, FL 33573
We moved to FL in 1984. I work for a health insurance company. My daughter has a son and daughter. My son has two boys.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Football games and graduation!

6102 Browning Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007
([email protected])
We have moved to Wyoming the Cowboy State. Our son, James, Jr. and his family live in Cheyenne and we look forward to getting to know our two granddaughters. I am also planning some hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. My best wishes for a great reunion.

809 Avenue I, Matamoras, PA 18336

My husband, Marvin, a psychologist, and I will be celebrating our 33rd anniversary in November. We have two children, Susan, a teacher, and Robert in sales in Manhattan. I have begun my fifteenth year as a guidance counselor and I am working at a middle school (grade 6-8). For relaxation, I exercise--working out on the average of three times a week, I read, and travel. This past year took us to Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Bermuda, Greek Islands and Turkey.

LITTELL, LINUS - Died October 1996
"Let the world slide, I'll not budge."

"Pleasure and action make the hours seem short."

116 Skytop Ranch Road, Hawley, PA 18428
We retired and moved to Pa. May 1, 2001. We are enjoying our new lifestyle very much.

LONSDALE, JOHN - Died June 1994
"Don't look now, wait until I'm president."

"She stood for simplicity and unaffected airs."

10 Tess Drive, Lafayette, NJ 07848
(973-940-7880) ([email protected])

LOWICK, CHARLES - Died November 1985
"A sincere and likable chap."

MANDEVILLE, PAUL - Died December 2016
"A man of few cares has no regrets."

Paul J. Mandeville Jr., 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at the Barn Hill Care Center following a long illness. Born in Somerville, he lived all his life in Andover. Son of the late Paul J. and Phyllis (Tiley) Mandeville Sr., Paul was a graduate of Newton High School, class of 1957. A U.S. Army veteran, Paul proudly served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Mandeville worked many years as an inspector for M & M Mars Corp. of Hackettstown, until his retirement. An avid hunter and fisherman, Paul will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Paul was pre-deceased by his wife, Nancy Ann (Space), in 2010, as well as his son, Paul J. III, in 2014. Survivors include his three sisters-in-law, Betty Space, Barbara May and Beatrice Space. He will be buried in the Andover Cemetery.

PO Box 214, Hope, NJ 07844
FONDEST MEMORIES - Too many to count. Lasting friendships.

June McCall
"Earnest in work; whole-hearted in play; noble in thought' what more's there to say?"

June McCall Current, 77, of Tryon, North Carolina, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016. June was born in Newton and named after her father, Jesse McCall Jr. ("June"), and her mother, Louise, and was raised with three siblings as a small town doctor's daughter. She was the apple of her daddy's eye and the valedictorian of the Newton High School, class of 1957.

She attended Randolph Macon College before marrying a young Air Force lieutenant, Fred Current, also from Newton. She then embarked on a life as an Air Force officer's wife, although she remained close with many of her Newton friends for her entire life. Later in life, she graduated from Furman University in the same month that her oldest daughter graduated from college. She had a distinguished career as a banker with what is now Wells Fargo in Greenville, S.C. She became a bank vice president, and in nearly 18 years of work, she never took a sick day. She and Fred then moved to Tryon, N.C., where she would live the rest of her life. She bloomed in Tryon, taking on leadership positions in her church and several community organizations.

She raised four children, Molly, Zoe, Craig and Tim. Her greatest pride was that all four of them graduated from college or graduate school, and even more importantly, built loving and happy families of their own. She also became the adoring grandmother of seven children: Tyler, Scout, Bryce, McCall, Joshua, Caroline and Andrew. Spending time with her grandchildren was one of her chief joys in life.

80 Cobblewood Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825


Daniel McIntyre
MCINTYRE, DANIEL - Died July 2020

Daniel B. McIntyre (a.k.a. Dan or Mac), 81 of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. He was the son of the late Marjorie (Burrows) and Wilbur McIntyre, he was born in Queens, N.Y., but spent most of his life in Sussex County, NJ, before moving to Dingmans Ferry, PA in 1993.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and he worked for over 22 years in law enforcement and corrections before retiring as lieutenant from the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department in 2000. Whether it was in the earlier years on his horse farm or in the later years on the golf course, Dan would love to spend his time outdoors. He had a great love for hunting and fishing as well as dancing, good food, and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sue and his dog, Bella; his children, Troy (Michele) of Lake Wales, FL, Tracey (Michael) Ethridge of Ocala, FL, Ashley (John) Swords of New Jersey, Christina (Keith) Venery of Dingmans Ferry, PA, and Jason (Michelle) Franco of New Jersey; sisters, Betsy Hall of Hampton, NJ, Barbara Stickel of Macon, GA, Sue Pierson of Hackettstown, NJ, Kathy Ousley of Merritt Island, FL, and Sarah Costin of Denver, CO; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dan was buried in the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, N.J.

18 East Beach Drive, Newton, NJ 07860
(862-266-1300) ([email protected])
I moved to Crandon Lakes five years ago. After 16 years at E.J. Brook Co in Newton, I retired in February 2001. #1 Enjoyment is my three granddaughters, ages 11, 9, and 5. I enjoy walking, hikes, paddleboating, yard work, gardening, ice fishing. Also crocheting and occasionally making wood projects.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Football games at Memory Park – then riding through Town after our victories, ringing our cowbells and honking our car horns.

Gayle McNeilie
MCNEILIE BUTERA, GAYLE - Died October 2019
"She loved to laugh and so lent to other lives her merriment"

Gayle McNeilie Butera, 80, of Branchville, died Sunday, October 6, 2019, at home. Born in Newton, Gayle was raised in Branchville and had been a lifelong Sussex County resident. She was a graduate of Newton High School.

Gayle and her late husband were the owners/operators of Robert Butera Associates. She was also employed at the United Methodist Church in Branchville for five years. Gayle was the caretaker for her husband for many years. Gayle enjoyed horses and her two dogs, Frank and Irene. She was a Yankee, Rangers and Giants fan. Her hobbies included cooking, knitting, reading, gardening and crossword puzzles. She loved being Nana and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Gayle was also predeceased by two sisters, Jean Herman and Marion Reed Hofmann. She is survived by two children, Dean Butera and wife, Hilary, of Lawrenceville, and Mary Ellen (Mel) Daniels and husband, Tony, of Branchville, and 4 grandchildren.

Al Melecci
MELECCI, ALFRED - Died March 2020
"Football is my life"

Alfred C. Melecci Jr., 81, of Albion, MI, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, MI. He was born Jan. 1, 1939, in South Orange, NJ, the son of Alfred Celso and Nancy (Towers) Melecci Sr. and they preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rita and Sharon.

Alfred was the owner of Melecci Enterprises. He enjoyed watching old Westerns on TV as well as watching sports, especially New York Giants football. He also loved the outdoors and his home back in the woods.

Alfred leaves to cherish his memory four children, Elizabeth Ann Melecci, Donald Wayne Melecci, Alfred Louis "Lou" (Anne) Melecci and Michael Anthony Melecci; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

MEYER, RONALD - Died October 2022
"Be silent and safe"

Ronald Meyer, 83, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Newton Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.Ronald was born in Augusta on August 3, 1939 to the late August and Anna (Roesing) Meyer. Prior to his retirement, Ronald was a Carpenter at Donald Begraft Carpentry and a County Worker for the Sussex County Road Department. Ronald was an avid fishermen and hunter and loved to be outdoors. He was a talented woodworker and was keen on creating and building new projects. He had a green thumb and enjoyed taking care of his plants and flowers. Most importantly Ronald cherished spending time with his family.

The beloved husband to Kay Belcher Meyer, Ronald is survived by his daughter Kim Staerker and her husband Mike; his sister Anna E. Vealey and his grandchildren Bethannie M., Ryan M. and Matthew J. Staerker. Along with his parents, Ronald is predeceased by his brothers, August and Robert Meyer.

29P Village Green, Budd Lake, NJ 07828

MOONEY, ALAN - Died March 2022
"A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing"

Charles Alan Mooney, 84, of Morehead City, NC passed away on Monday, March 21, 2022, at Carteret Health Care. Alan was born on January 11, 1938, in Newton, NJ, to the late Hugh and Beatrice Mooney.

Alan was a man of many talents. His love of flying was unmatched. He served as an airline pilot for over 29 years. Alan was a member of the Harmony Lodge No. 8 and an American Legion member in the New Jersey area. He was a dedicated Army veteran who always had a desire to learn something new. When he moved to Morehead City 20 years ago, he took up a love of sailing and still has his sailboat today. In his free time, he enjoyed painting and drawing, tinkering with cars, and spending quality time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Robin Saracina of Arlington, VA; sons, Scott and Sean Mooney of New Jersey; grandchildren, Rocco III (Alicia), and Laura; great grandchild, Rocco IV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Pat Sharpe, Joyce Carr; and brother, Hugh Mooney Jr.

54 Woolson Road, Oswego, NY 13126
(315-342-1552) ([email protected])
I have retired but I’m still working, I am running a Farm Store with three green houses. Also making Wine and selling for Ashley Lynn Winery. I still couldn’t deal with retirement. So I work a 40 hour week and no weekends. Donna has retired and we do wine tasting for ARC, Alzheimer's and other charitable Organizations.
FONDEST MEMORIES - The friends I grew up with and hoping to see many of them at the next reunion.

NEVANPERA, MARCIA - Died March 2006
"A disposition as sweet as her sincerity is deep"

Lived and worked for 30 years in NYC and enjoyed all the activities. Retired after working in the Nursing field all her life.
FONDEST MEMORIES - I loved the football games and our Big Rivalry with Franklin H.S. Memorable teachers were Ms. Graebner for Spanish and Mr. Cummings for English.

After graduation, I moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan for further education in Nursing. In 1960, I married Henry Dykema, from Blairstown High. In 37 years since, we have been blessed with 5 children and 6 grandchildren. Because we were missionaries on Guam for 12 years, we had many opportunities to visit and tour the Orient, and since we were both born in the Netherlands, we can say we ve been more than half way around the world. What is important is that we have our health, and God has graciously allowed us to serve three churches in West Michigan.

OLIVER FEHR, ANNA MAE - Died January 2000
"Diligence is the mother of good fortune."

PAGE, LARRY - Died July 2016
"Beware the fury of a patient man"

CASA BELLA, FL - Larry O. Page, 77, of Casa Bella, Florida, died on Tuesday, July 12. Larry was a resident of Sussex County for most of his adult life. He lived in Newton, Andover, Sparta, Lafayette, and Branchville before retiring to The Villages in Florida. A 1957 graduate of Newton High School, he was a standout athlete in wrestling and football. After high school, Larry worked for Jersey Central Power & Light until his retirement after 30 years of service. He moved to Florida in 1994 to a golf community where he took up golf and was lucky enough to make a hole-in-one.

Larry is survived by his wife, Jan; children, Larry D. Page, of Aiken, SC, Lee Page, of Fort Myers, FL, Luralee Page-Dowling, of Naples, FL, Michael Page, of Buena Vista, AZ, Bruce Page, of Stroudsburg, PA, and Terri (Page) Travers, of Tiverton, RI; stepchildren David Gibb, of Summerfield, FL, Allen Gibb, of Ocala, FL, and Chris Gibb, of St. Augustine, FL. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. See News item for details.

6 Landview Road, Westfall, MA 01886
(978-392-0471)([email protected])
My huband David passed away December 5, 2021 after a long battle from prostate cancer. Cynthia, my daughter, has two boys and 5-6 grandchildren. Our son Douglas has two girls. FONDEST MEMORIES - Special chorus and being in the state chorus.


PIERSON, KENNETH (PARK) - Died November 2018
"Honor lies in honest toil."

Kenneth A. "Park" Pierson, 80, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Newton Medical Center. Born and raised in Newton, Kenneth was a 1957 graduate of Newton High School. He moved to Dingmans Ferry in 2000. Kenneth held many positions for the former United Telephone Company, now known as CenturyLink, during his 43 years of service before his retirement in 2000. A member of the United Methodist Church of Dingmans Ferry, Kenneth was a former fire chief for Steamer Company No. 1 of the Newton Fire Department, a member of the Branchville Businessmen's Club, and a member of Union 827 IBEW. He was a former wrestling coach for Lafayette Elementary School and a former baseball coach for the Newton Junior Athletic League. Kenneth also enjoyed hunting.

The son of the late Kenneth M. and Irene M. (Ayers) Pierson, Kenneth is survived by his wife, Patricia; his two children, Chris Pierson and wife, Terese, of Andover Township, and Colleen Rosica and husband, Todd, of Fredon; his two stepchildren, Dennis Pierson, of Newton, and Tonya Knaap, of Sebring, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Fred Pierson, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; as well as his four sisters, Barbara Masi, of Jamestown, N.C., Beverly Smith, of Newton, Eizabeth Shelton, of Franklin, and Marjorie Casterline, of Newton. See News item for details

PO Box 647, Branchville, NJ 07826

POLLISON, WAYNE - Died August 1994
"He's a jolly happy-go-lucky man; always ready to help where he can."

"An unassuming air conceals hosts of ideas and high ideals."

15 Woodshire Lane, Palm Coast, FL 32164
(386-447-2745)([email protected])

PREDMORE, LOREN - Died March 2002
"He speaketh not and yet there lies a conversation in his eyes."

PUGH, VERDON - Died May 2013
"I laugh and talk but never study."

RAAB, WILLIAM - Died May 2008
"A tall body leaves room for a big heart."

William J. Raab, 69, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Easton, Pa., to the late John and Annie Raab, he grew up in Newton and was a lifetime resident of Sussex County. After retiring from dairy farming, Mr. Raab worked at Space Farms taking care of all the zoo's farm needs. He was a member of the Sussex County 4-H, the New Jersey Holstein Association, participated in the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show, and was very active in coaching the children at Little League and also Babe Ruth for 18 years.

Mr. Raab is survived by his wife, Carol Storms Raab; his son, Chris Raab and his wife, Jessica, of Sussex; his daughter, Wendy Raab and her companion, Rick Steele, of Sussex; his sister, Jane Korpi of Sweden; his grandson, Bill Stormes of Sussex; and his great-granddaughter, Hannah Stormes of Sussex. Interment will be at Beemerville Cemetery.

Bill's last update: Graduated Cornell Ag College, Married Carol Stormes (Sussex High Class of 58). Daughter Wendy Lynn born 1963. We started dairy farming for ourselves in Hamburg on what is now the Hayloft Restaurant. We moved to Havendale Farm in 1966 and in 1967 son Chris William was born. In 1980 we sold our Reg Holstein dairy herd and built our home on Sherman Ridge Road. Then worked for Fred Space doing the farm work at Space Farms. Carol works at Selective Risks. We have a grandson Bill Stormes.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Being friends with Bob Ford.

RAIA, JR., LEWIS - Died September 2020
"I'll be merry and free; I'll be sad for nobody."

Lewis J. Raia Jr., 82, of Clarkesville, GA died September 3, 1920. Born in Brooklyn in 1938 to the late Lewis and Anna (Bruno) Raia, Lewis retired from the St. Petersburg (FL) Police Department in 1981 after 20 years' service, having followed in the footsteps of his father who served on the NYPD. He was also a member of the Army National Guard. An avid hunter and fisherman, he loved traveling the country, particularly out West, and riding his motorcycle or being out on his boat. A life-long Catholic, he was especially devoted to the Blessed Mother. He was proud of his Sicilian heritage and loved a good bowl of pasta.

He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 49 years Carol and his siblings Janet, Frances, and Richard and is survived by his four children, Sharon, Jeff, Jason, and Jared, his grandchildren Callie and Carlos Nieto and Melissa, Nicole, and Jeffrey Raia, and his sisters Diana Cassidy and Florence Dunn as well as many nieces and nephews.

RAMAGE, KATHLEEN - Died November 2011
"Dark of complexion, light of heart."

Kathleen H. Ramage, 72, of the Culver Lake Section of Frankford Township, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at home. Born in Franklin, Miss Ramage grew up in Sussex County, and lived in Virginia before moving to Culver Lake 25 years ago. Kathleen most recently worked part time at Jumbo Land in Frankford Township. While living in Virginia, Kathleen was a software engineer for McDonald Douglas and prior to that she worked for Bell Labs in Whippany.

The daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Lozier) Ramage, Miss Ramage was also predeceased by her brother, Larry Ramage. She is survived by three sisters, Patricia Virga Martin of Hampton Township, Linda Watson of Kunkletown, Pa., and Sharon Schetat of Woodlands, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. She is buried in Sparta Cemetery.

41 Kiowa Ln., Palmyra, VA 22963
(570-646-7817) ([email protected])
After graduating from Stevens (with Thom Coates and Pete Stamer), I did a stint in the Air Force as an instructor pilot stationed in Selma, Alabama. Married a Selma girl and had three children (two boys and a girl). After the military tour I worked in Alabama for twenty years as an engineer designing mobile equipment. I got my law degree on the GI bill, but never practiced other than doing free wills for the family. My first wife died in 1980 and I married another Selma lady who was a widow with three children, so we did the Brady Bunch thing. Elaine and I have five grandchildren all married except for two of the girls who will be soon. There are now great-grandchildren. Unfortunately, two of Elaine's children died at age 30 and 57…a terrible blow for us both.

I am also sad to report that my Elaine, my second wife of 43 years died in July of 2021. We spent many memorable years together. We shared joy and pain, but it will be the happy times that I try to recall now. Subsequently, our home in the Poconos was just too large with too much yard for me to maintain any longer. I recently moved to a great spot at Lake Monticello just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. And yes, TJ's home is only minutes from here. I plan to check it out soon.

My main hobby now is wildlife carving, (mostly birds) so if you are interested you can check it out on I didn't start until I turned 70 but wish now I had begun much sooner. Too many birds, too little time. Here's to our 65th reunion and hope for a 70th.

RAMSEY, ROBERT - Died December 2016
"His bark is worse than his bite."

Robert Ramsey, 76, died on December 20, 2016. After leaving Newton he met the love of his life, Dianne, in Fairbanks, Alaska where they married in 1963. They had three sons: Todd, Lars and Paul. Bob worked in the construction field as a heavy-duty operator, a builder and a welder, and he was a good provider for his family. They had an adventurous life together, from gold mining in Alaska to building the Kehei Plaza in Maui, to building subdivisions in New Jersey, to building soil remediation plants in Missouri, and many other accomplishments. Hobbies included camping, snowmachining, motorcycle riding on the trails in Alaska, scuba diving and boating in Hawaii, and paraplane flying in Missouri, and they enjoyed family outings in Missouri with children, grandchildren and friends. He was an amazing husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa and mentor to many young men who say they are the men they are today because of Bob. He leaves behind his wife, Dianne; children, Todd (Myra), Lars (Cathy), Paul (Monet); and grandchildren, Allison, Ethan, Meadow, Joseph, Remington Ramsey and Jackie Garland; his sister, Cyell Hansen, and her five children and grandchildren; and many more that call him "Papa Bear."

Howard Reed
REED, JR. HOWARD - Died June 2020

Howard M. Reed, Jr., 80, of Raytown, Missouri passed away on June 24, 2020. He was born in New Jersey and spent most of his life in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Howard served in the US Army from 1961-1964. He was a salesman and employed by Datom Products in Pennsylvania for 20 years until his retirement in 2000. He then moved to Tennessee with his present wife Betty until 2005 when they moved to Missouri to be closer to family. He was preceded in death by his first wife Myrna Bath Reed. Survivors include wife Betty (Green) Reed, stepson Robert Kuehl and wife Bobbie, and four grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters Mary Ann Nemshak and husband Joseph of Michigan and Nancy Bath and husband James of Virginia, and nieces and nephews. He is buried at The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

315 Park Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712-323-5552) ([email protected])
I am retired and doing interim ministries when called upon. Daughter Kathy has headed back to D.C. area. Teena lives in Rhode Island. My wife, Elizabeth, married in 1992, is from Pa. For those of you who knew and loved my dad, who supported us in all our youth activities and drove us everywhere, Pop passed on recently. God Bless you all!


18 West Jumping Brook Rd., Neptune, NJ 07753
(732-922-2986) ([email protected])
Married and two daughters. Working as Red Bank Boro's Health Office for 26 years, Fire Commissioner Neptune Fire District #1, life member of Hamilton Fire Company, exempt member of Hamilton First Aid, member of Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Co. Red Bank. I am interested in old fire trucks and own a 1958 B-95 Mack Pumper, member of Tri Counties Fire Asso., go elk and deer hunting in Montana and deer in Pa. And NJ. My wife is Virginia. Three grandchildren, fire commissioner retiring end of ’02.

RIKER SNOOK, ALTAMAE - Died January 2004
"If ever she knows and evil thought she speaks no evil word."

Edwin Risdon
RISDON, EDWIN - Died August 2020
"An all-around good fellow"

Edwin Frank Risdon, age 83 of Frankford Twp., NJ passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side Tuesday August 25, 2020 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice. Born in Morristown, Ed moved to the family farm on Madison Road, Frankford Twp., NJ where he grew up. In 1963 he began his business Harmony Ridge Farm and Campground.

Son of the late Harold and Helene (nee Russ) Risdon, Ed was a graduate of Newton High School, class of 1957. In addition to a lifetime of operating his very successful and popular campground, he was a member, board member and past President (2001-2003) of the NJ Campground Owners Association (1995-2003) as well as a member and of the North East Campground Owners Association (2005-2008). Ed had also enjoyed many years of dedicated service to the Frankford Twp. Vol. Fire Department and was also a Life Member of the NJ Fireman's Association.

A Master Mason and member of the Kittatinny Masonic Lodge #164 F&AM Frankford Twp., NJ, Ed was raised to a Master Mason June 3, 1963. A member of the Frankford Twp. Planning Board from 1973 to 1991, he also served as a Frankford Twp. Committeeman in 1992 and 1993. He served as Frankford Twp. Mayor in 1994 and was a past member and President (1987-1990) of the Sussex County Vocational School Board of Education from 1981 to 1990.

A loving and devoted family man and friend to many; Ed's presence, spirit and generosity will be truly missed and will live on throughout Frankford Township. He was pre deceased by his brothers Harold and Robert "Red" Risdon. Survivors include his beloved wife Doris Ann (nee Pierson), his son Edwin F. Jr. and wife Susan Risdon of Frankford Twp., his daughter Elizabeth and husband Frank Struble of Montague, two grandchildren and a great grandson as well as his brothers Hugh Risdon of Frankford Twp. and Charles Risdon of Branchville. He will be buried in the Branchville Cemetery.


70 Valley Falls Road, Vernon, CT 06066
(860-875-4101) ([email protected])
Maintains NHS website:
After spending 32 years as an engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, I accepted an early retirement offer in 1993. Then followed a second career as a communications facilitator for Connecticut's holistic health and spirituality communities. For 18 years, I published a networking magazine, The Door Opener, supporting this community and was active in most of the professional holistic health organizations in the state. I passed on the magazine at the end of 2005 and a year later started a regional website, Conscious CT, covering similar topics.

Since 2010 I have also been active locally creating a website about the Tankerhoosen River valley where I live; researching local history; organizing a dozen volunteer nonprofit historical, arts and preservation organizations into a Collaborative; and just generally annoying the town fathers. Married 55 years to Janet with two children and three grandchildren still living in the area.

5055 Salemtowne Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
([email protected])

Pat Peck
ROSSELLI PECK, PATRICIA - Died February 2021
"She radiates happiness"

Patricia Ann Peck, 81, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2021. Known to friends as "Pat" and family as "Patti". She was born to parents Samuel Rosselli and Charlotte Judson Rosselli, on August 20,1939 in Newton, NJ.

Patricia raised her family in Andover. After moving from Sussex County, Patricia lived in the Greenbriar I Community in Brick, NJ for 23 years before becoming a resident at Arbor Terrace in Middletown, NJ.

She graduated from Newton High School in 1957, and went on to study at East Orange Nursing School and graduated in 1960 with a degree as a registered nurse. Patricia worked as a school nurse at High Point Regional High School and then Green Grove Elementary School in Neptune Township retiring in 2003 after 28 years of service.

She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her beloved granddaughters. Patricia is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Peck and Michael Tarlow, and Karin Vizzone and Sam Vizzone, brother and sister-in-law Robert Rosselli and Judith Rosselli, and granddaughters, Noelle Vizzone and Natalie Vizzone.

ROY, DOROTHY - Died Between 1957 and 1961
"My appetite for life is large."

656 Bella Vista, Edgewater, FL 32141
(386-785-3738) ([email protected])
Ernie and I have six children and sixteen grandchildren. We have three years before we retire. We have a huge fifth wheel camper. We like to camp at Lake George in July. We live 10 minutes from the beach, so we go there often. My nickname is Mrs. Murphy because everytime we go some where, it rains (Murphys Law). We go square dancing, camping, biking, fishing, and do tole painting. I work at a pre-school 8-1 which I enjoy very much. That leaves me plenty of time to do whatever.

FONDEST MEMORIES - I liked our old school. I remember a class trip with our art teacher to New York. She took us to St. Patricks Cathedral during a service and she actually took a bunch of students and walked across the Altar. I like walking downtown to Klinginers and Rattis. Do you remember when Peter Lorre was at Rattis? I thought that was kind of neat. Most of all I liked the new school, going to dances and to the Campus Shop, all the friends I had and the ones I didn’t have. We had a great class and I am proud to have been a part of it. And I thank all of you for still being friends.

RYKER, BARBARA - Died December 1996
"Modesty often gains more than pride."

303 Stickle Pond Road, Newton, NJ 07860

83 Main St., Andover, NJ 07821
(973-786-5452), ([email protected])
Married to Glenn Wright; have 2 daughters, 4 granddaughters and 2 stepchildren.

3805 Kenmore Drive South, Fresno, CA 93703
(559-237-3901)([email protected])
I was a heavy equipment operator for CalTrans (State of Calif.) for 33 years and retired from that job in 2001. I have also always had a second job working as a stagehand for IATSE Local 158, been a member for 54 years. I do a lot of setting up shows and rigging in our arenas. It is part time but keeps me active. My wife Marilyn (we have been married 42 years now) is also a stagehand, the first woman to get into the union out here and is now the President of the Local also works part time. We actually met while I was setting up a show in our big theater and she came in to check out the lighting positions for a show she was going to be designing in a month, she was still finishing her degree in college.

We got custody of my two daughters from my first marriage a year after we were married so instant family. Neither of my kids had children so we never got to be grandparents but we had nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces to fill that void. So life is good for us. The bills are paid, the house is paid for and we work when we want. We have 7 cats that adopted us that are our entertainment and full time job and about 20 more outside feral cats we care for, feed, spay and neuter when we can catch them. They say pets help you live longer, if that is the case we may make it to 100!

Health wise I am doing pretty well. I have had diabetes since I was 43, caught it early and have kept it under control so I don’t seem to have any of the secondary issues diabetics get. I control it with exercise and an assortment of pills. My doctor says I am his poster boy for how a diabetic should live.

P.O. Box 195, Deerfield, NH 03037
(603-463-5528) ([email protected]
Still in NH; 4 very grown boys, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grands. I live in a wonderful apartment in the basement of a It's in the woods on top of a hill. My landlady is a Master Gardener so I always have something wonderful to look at. Life is good!

SISCO, EVERITT "Bud" - Died August 2003
"A blush is the color of virtue"

SISCO, JOHN - Died April 2018
"Sincere, energetic, capable and well-liked"

John P. "Pops" Sisco, 79, of Frankford, died on April 9, at Morristown Medical Center. Born and raised on a farm in Branchville, John always identified himself as a farm boy. He was a 1957 graduate of Newton High School. John worked for several different companies over the years, most notably as a parts-driver for Condit Motors, and also worked for L.E. Carpenter in Wharton. John was always so full of life. He was extremely social, genuinely enjoyed the company of others, and could spend hours engaging in conversations about history, religion or politics. An avid sports fan, John enjoyed collecting baseball cards in his younger years. He also loved to fish and listen to music, but most of all, John was a family man who loved his family more than anything.

P.O. Box 411, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949-675-8219)([email protected])
I received my B.S. from Douglass College with a major in Home Economics, worked for companies in NJ and PA and NYC. In 1971 moved to CA. I obtained my masters in executive management at Clarement Graduate School. I retired from a career in management and executive management for county governments, and as Director of Alumni and Development Information Services for Caltech. I enjoy reading, travel, needlework, and cooking, fly fishing with trips to Montana and Mammoth Lakes. I have explored the East Coast with trips to Newton to see my family.
FONDEST MEMORIES - I have always been grateful for my education at NHS, particularly the broad exposure to art methods and literature.


47 Hibler Road, Newton, NJ 07860
(973-271-1447) ([email protected])
Retired school business administrator. Now working part-time as a Consultant to school districts and the State. We have been blessed with 3 daughters living close by and 7 wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 6 to 15. We enjoy traveling in our RV and attending sporting events our grandchildren are involved in.

89 Woodside Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860
(973-383-5064) ([email protected])

Myra Snook
SNOOK, MYRA - Died December 2020
"I hate nobody; I'm in charity with the world"

FONDEST MEMORIES - Mrs. Jone’s art class and sock hops.
Myra was a lifelong resident of Fredon, most of that time spent on part of the family farm. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1961. Myra worked on Sussex County Mobile Book Library for 2 years, was the Librarian for Byram Township Schools for 2 years and was a Library Media Specialist for Sparta School District for more than 30 years.

Myra was active in local history with numerous historical and canal societies. She helped start the Paulinskill Valley Trail, the Walpack Historical Society and Friends of High Point State Park. Myra was on the board and past-president of the Sussex County Historical Society, she was the local historian for Fredon Township and helped save the Coursen House and reopen it to the public. She was active in many canal societies in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and gave many slide shows on local history. Myra loved outdoor activities such as operating canal boats and hiking on local trails.

12512 Marie Court, Silver Spring, MD 20904
([email protected])
Things have changed in my life. I use to work as a microwave electrical engineer at the Army Research Lab in Washington DC, and did part-time land surveying. Now at 83, my work amounts to directing traffic at our church's bi-weekly food pantry and running sound at church. However, I now design electronic projects for myself and play with my HO trains on the 20x8 ft. layout. I get exercise via walking, and biking 60 miles a week. My wife and I have been blessed with 58 years together, and we have 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

"Her ready help was ever nigh."

PO Box 347, Sparta, NJ 07871
(973-729-9751) ([email protected])
I retired in 1998 from Seton Hall University where I taught physics for over thirty years. Wendy and I still live in Sparta in the house that we built 45 years ago. We have our farms in Lafayette and Frankford townships where we raise cattle, corn and hay. I try to stay active physically by checking the cattle every morning and by walking an hour every afternoon with Wendy and our dog, Reba. We have 2 grandchildren (9 and 11 years old) living close by, and we enjoy watching them grow up.

See Van Dien, Ferris
390 Boca Ciega Point Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708

"Her care was never to offend, and evey creature was her friend"

"To do my best and play my part ..."

Mary Jane was a lifelong resident of Branchville. After high school she worked for Sears in Inventory Control. She left Sears in 1982 to be the financial record keeper for Jim's Village Lunch in Branchville, a business she and her husband, James 'Jim,'ťowned from 1983 to 2000. Mary Jane was a 50-year member of the Northern Chapter of Eastern Star No. 38, and a 50-year member of the Branchville United Methodist Church. Within the church, she was a member of the Women's Society, now called United Methodist Women, and a member of the Finance Committee. Mary Jane loved to spend time with family and friends, walk, read, go out to eat, and sing. She sang in the church choir for many years.

STOLL DEGROOT, BARBARA - Died February 2015
"Success be the roadway from which she shall not stray"

Barbara married Walter DeGroot (class of 53), Allan's brother, in 1960. They had two sons (one married, one single) and four grandchildren (a girl and three boys). She graduated from Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing in 1960, the same year she and Walter were married. Barbara stopped working as a nurse when the boys were small, but maintained the database of graduates from Mountainside for the Alumnae Association, and did the editing and layout of the quarterly Alumnae newsletter as well as the edit and layout of a monthly newsletter for a computer user group. Her younger son and family live in Wyoming. She was a member of the Salem Bible Fellowship Church.


28 Pierce Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848

Charles Ulrich
STRUBLE KOOP, IDA - Died March 2015
"It's nice to be natural when you're naturally nice"

New Market, TN - Ida Emma (Struble) Koop, age 76, of New Market, passed away on March 29, 2015. She was born on July 3, 1938. She is survived by her sons, George Huff and Walter DeFrancis; and one sister, Audrey Litts; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

3233 Golfside Drive, Naples, FL 34110
(239-596-9366) ([email protected])
I am sorry not to be able to attend the luncheon in recognition of the 65th anniversary of our graduation from NHS but living in Naples, Florida makes such a trip impracticable. I have good health and continue to live happily and independently in Bentley Village, a life care community of some 800 people. I was widowed for the second time in 2016 but I have close friends, including one special man who is also from NJ, that preclude loneliness. I still volunteer, attend various lectures, social activities and exercise classes (Anyone for Aqua Zumba or Yoga?) and take some trips but COVID has limited that last activity. And most importantly, I am still an ardent Mets fan and subscribe to Extra Innings so I can watch their games from Naples. Life is good!

FONDEST MEMORIES - Mrs. Howe’s algebra class and Mr. Cumming’s English classes as well as participating in our junior and senior class plays and the Senior Review.


TEETS, WILLIAM - Died February 1999
"Persistence leads to success."

4 Seneca Trail, Sparta, NJ 07871
After 37 years in the insurance business I am selling my company and retiring to be with my best buddy Barbara . My fine daughters have blessed me with 7 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. Look forward to travel, family, friends, and keeping fit and going charitable work.

5701 South-775 East, Pierceton, IN 46562

4517 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie IN 47304
(941-376-7079) ([email protected])
FONDEST MEMORIES - Freshman year in the old school; sophomore year in the new school; teaching there for 5 years.

6027 Brush Valley Rd., Rebersburg, PA 16872
I married Judy Ackerson, Blairstown HS class of 58. I have two children and three grand children. We farmed in Sussex County until 1973 when we moved to our present farm in Pa.
FONDEST MEMORIES - Boxing with Capt. Lou.

"Stately and tall she moves in the hall; the chief of a thousand graces."

Charles Ulrich
33540 West Chester Drive, Thousand Ponds, CA 92276
He recently sold all his bulldogs. For many years he raised and breeded Bull Angeles. Website:

PO Box 334, Andover, NJ 07821
Married to Dick Washer 37 yrs. a dairy farmer. Have 4 daughters and 1 son and 4 granddaughters and 4 grandsons. I work for the US Dept of Agriculture (Farm Service Agency) Hackettstown.

"'Tis rare indeed to be liked so quickly!"

15 Adams Lane, Montague, NJ 07827
Dan and I enjoy a life of leisure now at our home in Montague, NJ. We go to dinner at times and belong to two senior clubs. On occasion we go on bus trips. We have 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. This year we will celebrate 59 years of marriage. We have traveled to many places in the USA.

390 Boca Ciega Point Blvd, Saint Petersburg FL 33708
Ferris 908-507-3893; Vickie 908-528-2898, ([email protected])
We moved to Florida's West Coast two years ago. We're enjoying life on Boca Ciega Bay where we can boat, kayak and fish right from our own dock. Come visit!

136 Pine Brook Road, Montville, NJ 07045
(973-727-4166) ([email protected])


PO Box 605, Philipsburg, MT 59858

2171 Tanglewood Road, Sumpter, SC 29154
I lost my husband to a second stroke in December 2013. I miss him, but am blessed with five great caring children. I have good health and wish the same for all of you.

48 Walter Avneue, Hicksville, L.I., NY 11801

WARNER, WAYNE - Died January 2014
"Saying is one thing; doing is another."

Wayne lived in Leasburg, North Carolina.

1601 Narrow Notch Road, Hobart, NY 13788
(607-538-9974) ([email protected])
Tom and I did a lot of traveling by car, train and cruise ships when we were younger. We have 3 beautiful great grandchildren. We don't get to see them often as they live in Virginia.

702 Lynch Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919-736-7733)(cell 919-920-9728) ([email protected])
I have finally fully retired from the law firm. I do miss my co-workers and clients. However, it was time for me to move on. I had fully trained Rebecca to be my replacement. She is a real gem, and I left my files in good hands. I am no longer on the board of directors for NCPTA, but I continue to serve as the Volunteer Military Support Team Chair and spent a lot of time training at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. Howard and I are still participating in their kindergarten workshop and will be there in August to do so this summer. I will also do some training early in the upcoming school year. I do enjoy those wonderful volunteers, who serve in many capacities because DOD schools do not have a lot of employees except for teachers. Howard continues to volunteer with Boy Scouts.

Howard spends a lot of time on Eagle Scout boards of review every month. Our daughter, Debbie, is now teaching eighth grade. She taught seventh grade for many years and needed a change. She and her husband, Charles, live close by. Charles continues to work with a food distribution company. Her oldest son, Matthew, is married to Ali and manages supplies for contractors. Her youngest son, Justin, graduated from high school this year and plans to go to community college in the fall. He is currently working this summer on a local farm. Our son, Chris, still lives nearby in Smithfield. He still works for Forestry Mutual Insurance Company and spends most of his time in Virginia and still does training in that state and in North Carolina. Carrie continues to be the Manager of the CT Scan Department at Wake Internal Medicine. He and Carrie have two daughters, Brianna, who is 9 and Mackenzie who is 4. Brianna is a beautiful dancer and really loves it. Mack is just starting out with some dancing.

199 East Washington Road, Bradford, NH 03221

11 Tess Drive, Lafayette, NJ 07848
(973-383-7382) ([email protected])
I am now retired and enjoy spending time with me granddaughter. I am treasurerer for the Hampton seniors, also belong to the Lafayette Seniors and the J.O.Y. club. I like playing cards with the Lafayette seniors and my neighbors. When I find some spare time I like doing crafts and knitting slippers for the residents in the nursing home. I previously worked at Samsung Electronics, Ledgewood for 13 years.

"She speaks, behaves, and thinks as she ought."

Barbara Wilson Williams, 73, of Newton, died in the Merry Heart Nursing Home, Boonton, Saturday, June 30, 2012, following a long illness. Born in Newton, she was a lifelong resident. Daughter of the late John and Pearl (Halett) Wilson, Barbara was a graduate of the Newton High School class of 1957, and a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Newton, where she had been active in the choir. A loving and devoted wife, mother, sibling and friend, Barbara enjoyed reading and listening to music. An accomplished artist, Barbara also enjoyed caring for her pet cats.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years, James, in 2011, she also was predeceased by her sister, Patricia, and her husband, Jim McCarty. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Deborah Williams, of Newton; her son, James Williams, of Boonton; as well as her brother, John Wilson, of Londonderry, N.H. Interment in the Newton Cemetery.

WINFREY, Ph.D., ROBERT - Died April 2008
"My joy of life is hard to kill."

BEND, OR - From Bob's wife Louise: I am very sorry to inform all of you but Bob passed on last night, April 8, of a massive heart attack. It was very sudden and he did not suffer at all. He was at home when it happened. I want to thank all of you for keeping in touch with him since he retired. You have no idea how much it meant to him to hear from you all this past year. There will be no services since that was not his wish. In his own way, he said dig a hole in the backyard and put him in it. He is being cremated. I also made him a donor which he was very much in favor of. Thank you in advance for all your prayers and well wishes. God bless all of you.

Bob's last update: In 1957 I went to work for Stan Peters Welding, then I went in the US Merchant Service with visions of mystical and half naked girls bounced in my imagination. I never saw the island or girls. Went to work for Mobil Oil, took tests and became Bo'sn mate. Took test for 3nd mates seamans papers. Resigned and went to school thanks to Nancy Burns and Clair Garrison. Got my Asso. Degree and transferred to Wagner College in Staten Island. Got my degree in teaching K-12 in 1967. I have one daughter and one son. We like traveling, fishing, painting and camping. I have finished up my studies amd receoved a Ph.D. Retired in 2007 and moved to Bend, Oregon.

24 Blacklatch Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08434

YETTER, ROBERT - Died April 1960
"I love to live and live to love"

ZEOLI LEPES, RUTH - Died October 2013
"And laughter like a rippling brook."

Margaret Ruth Zeoli Lepes, 74, wife of John A. Lepes Jr., of North Sutton, NH, and Sedona, AZ, died Oct. 14, 2013, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Weymouth, MA, on Dec. 16, 1938, the daughter of Margaret and Benjamin Zeoli. Ruth was raised in NJ and graduated from Newton High School in 1957. It is there that she met her husband. After raising her five children, Ruth found her calling working with the nuns at the Congregation of Notre Dame in Ridgefield, CT. Upon retirement, the couple enjoyed homes in both AZ and NH. Ruth spent her time doing volunteer work at a local hospital in NH, as well as at the Humane Society of Sedona where they adopted their beloved dog, Bear. She was a talented knitter and also loved to create beautiful cross stitch pieces that are cherished by her family.

867 Rt. 94, Blairtown, NJ 07824
(908-362-6894)([email protected]