Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Mildred Applegate 
Feb. 5, 1998 
FLORENCE - Mildred Applegate, 76, died Wednesday at Rancocas Hospital in Willingboro.
Arrangements are by Dennison Funeral Home, Florence. 

Anna May Edwards 
Feb. 5, 1998 
BRIGHTON, Mich. - Anna May Edwards, 82, died Friday at home.
Born in Trenton, Mrs. Edwards was a lifelong Hamilton, N.J.-area resident before moving to Brighton two years ago.
Wife of the late Kenneth R. Edwards, she is survived by a daughter, Betty Van Nest of Brighton; two grandsons, David R. Van Nest of Reese and Kenneth E. Van Nest of Brighton; a great-grandson; two sisters, Martha Scales of Hamilton and Agnes Thomann of Florida; a sister-in-law, Viola Goslin of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, N.J. The Rev. George E. Morris, pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Mildred Holman Fritts 
Feb. 5, 1998 
HAMILTON - Mildred Holman Fritts died Tuesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, Mrs. Fritts was a longtime Hamilton area resident.
Wife of the late Arthur B. Fritts Sr., she is survived by a son and daughter- in-law, Arthur B. and Marie Fritts of Bordentown; two daughters and sons-in- law, Carol and Ed Cleary and Mary Lou and Vic Mottola, all of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren, Scott, Gina, Tracy and Sandy Fritts, Kim and Karol Cleary, Karan Peterla, Kelly Light, Michael Verini, and Steven Mottola.
Funeral service will be noon Friday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. 
 
Mary M. Gaun 
Feb. 5, 1998 
TRENTON - Mary M. Jones Gaun, 68, died Tuesday at Mercer County Geriatric Center in Hamilton.
Born in Ewing, Mrs. Gaun was a lifelong Trenton area resident.
She worked at Oxzyn Cosmetic Co. in Trenton until its closing. She retired after working at Columbus School as a lunch aide.
Daughter of the late Herbert and Virginia Packer Jones, wife of the late Thomas Gaun, and sister of the late Helen Kolaski, Sara Marrone, Minnie Servis and Adele Schultz, she is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Anthony and Margaret Torretta of Hamilton and Florence and Joseph Torretta of Trenton; seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Elizabeth Jones of Hamilton, Francis and Marie Jones of Allentown, N.J., Howard and Minnie Jones of Ewing, Herbert and Martha Jones of Hamilton, Robert and Joan Jones of Ewing, John and Joyce Jones of Croydon, Pa., and Joseph and Josephine Jones of Hamilton; two special nieces, Helen Linico, with whom she lived, and Kathy Coleman, both of Trenton; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Chambers D'Errico and Correnti Funeral Home, 825 Chambers St., Trenton. The Rev. Mattis A. Pottiger, associate pastor of Capital Assembly of God, will officiate.
Burial will be in Harbourton Cemetery, Hopewell.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Vonia Elizabeth Hicks 
Feb. 5, 1998 
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Vonia Elizabeth Johns Hicks, 79, died Tuesday at Wesley Long Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Amherst, Va., Mrs. Hicks lived in Trenton before moving to High Point two and a half years ago.
She was a member of Oak View United Methodist Church.
Daughter of the late Charlie and Gallie Johns, she is survived by her husband, Warren Hicks; a daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Ron Reisner of Trenton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles M. and Chris Hicks of High Point, and Fred and Terry Hicks of Trenton; six grandchildren, Jeff Reisner, Janet Norton, Sue O'Connor, and David and Christie Hicks, all of Trenton, and Mark Hicks of High Point; 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Lester, Fletcher, Alex, Woody and Lindburg Johns, all of Baltimore; and two sisters, Ola Knuckles and Josie Heitz, both of Baltimore.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Oakview United Methodist Church. The Rev. Timothy L. Auman will officiate.
Entombment will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Calling hours will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sechrest Funeral Home, East Lexington Avenue, High Point.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Mission, Route 2, Kenmore Road, Amherst, Va. 24521. 

William Bowie III 
Feb. 5, 1998 
WEST WINDSOR - William Bowie III, 32, died Tuesday at his parents' house in Little Silver.
Born in Honolulu, Mr. Bowie lived in Little Silver before moving to West Windsor three years ago.
A graduate of Red Bank Regional High School, he received a bachelor of science degree from Stockton State College in 1989.
He owned Princeton Packing Co. in West Windsor and was a baseball enthusiast. 
He is survived by his parents, William and Lois Bowie of Little Silver; his wife, Linda Hutchinson Bowie; a son, William IV, at home; a brother, Robert of Little Silver; a sister, Mellissa Horne of Pennsylvania; and his maternal grandparents, Gladys and David Tuttle of Florida.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Little Silver.
Interment will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Adams Memorial Home, Red Bank. 

Roy C. Jones 
Feb. 5, 1998 
LANGHORNE, Pa. - Roy C. Jones, 69, died Monday at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Falls.
Born in Hillsborough, N.C., Mr. Jones lived in the Trenton area for many years.
An Army veteran, he retired as a foreman at American Standard after more than 33 years.
He was a member of Mount Bright Baptist Church.
Son of the late Major B. and Blance Mitchell-Jones, he is survived by two daughters, Althea Janice Jones and Naomi Hedgepeth, both of Trenton; two sisters, Christine J. Faucette and Rebecca Torain, both of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, William A. of Durham, N.C. and McKinley M. of Hillsborough, N.C.; two granddaughters, Shawn Hedgepeth and Kenya Jones; and several other relatives. 
Funeral service will be Friday at Mount Bright Baptist Church, Hillsborough, N.C.
Burial will be in Town Cemetery, Hillsborough, N.C. 

Robert L. Koch 
Feb. 5, 1998 
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Robert L. Koch, 78, died Jan. 27 at Tri-City Medical Center here. 
Born in New Jersey, Mr. Koch lived in Oceanside for 14 years.
An Army veteran of World War II, he retired from American Honda.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie Koch; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Elaine of Pine Grove, Pa.; a daughter, Carol Bridges of Salmon, Idaho; two brothers, Charles of Pennsylvania and Lawrence of Trenton; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Koch.
Cremation was private.
His cremains were scattered at sea.
Arrangements were by North County Cremation Service, San Marcos. 

Robert A. Little 
Feb. 5, 1998 
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP - Robert A. Little, 41, died Tuesday in Burlington Township.
Born in Trenton, Mr. Little lived most of his life in Burlington Township.
He was a recycler for OTC and had been a construction worker for Bob Hunt, Coca-Cola and Boros Developers.
He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.
Son of the late Richard Little, and brother of the late Shawn Little, he is survived by his mother, Helen Little of Burlington Township; three daughters, Vanessa, Melanie and Jennifer Little; two sisters, Danette Little of Burlington Township and Michele Cucinotta of Beach Haven; his longtime companion, Janet Kipp; six nephews; a niece; and an aunt and uncle.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, East Union Street, Burlington.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington.
The family requests Mass cards.

Mildred J. Minton 
Feb. 5, 1998 
NORTH BRUNSWICK - Mildred J. Bennett Minton, 80, died Tuesday at King James Care Center in Somerset.
Born in Trenton, Mrs. Minton lived most her life in Piscataway before moving to New Brunswick and then North Brunswick.
She was a short order cook at JJ Newbury in New Brunswick for 25 years, retiring in 1976.
Wife of the late Robert Minton and sister of the late Arnold Bennett, Dorothy Jones, and Margaret Thompson, she is survived by two sons, Robert V. Minton Jr. of East Brunswick and Richard Minton of Jobstown; a daughter, Jean Dow of Dunellen; a sister, Betty Price of Trevose, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset.
Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
 
Betty L. Nuber 
Feb. 5, 1998 
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Betty L. Nuber, 74, died Monday at Heart of Florida Hospital.
Born in Trenton, Mrs. Nuber lived in Cincinnati before moving to Winter Haven in 1984.
She was a purchasing agent at Miami Margarine Co. and a member of Lake Hamilton Baptist Church, Winter Haven Women's Republican Club, and Fairmount Chapter 352, Order of Eastern Star in Cincinnati.
She is survived by her husband, Richard S. Nuber; two sons, Richard H. Nuber of Memphis, Tenn., and Kenneth C. Nuber of Winter Haven; a sister, Edith Michalis of Trenton; and four grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Michell-Harden Chapel, 232 Sixth St., Winter Haven.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

John J. Scibek 
Feb. 5, 1998 
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP - John J. Scibek, 67, died Monday at home.
Born in Trenton, Mr. Scibek moved to Bordentown Township in 1968.
An Army veteran, he served in the engineering corps during the Korean War.
He graduated from Trenton Catholic High School in 1948 and retired from Riegel Printing of Ewing in 1995. He previously worked at Acme Markets. 
He was a member of Hamilton Elks Lodge 2262.
Son of the late Francis and Antoinette Scibek and brother of the late Stephen Scibek, he is survived by his wife, Doris Salaga Scibek; four sisters, Frances Scibek, Stella Rockal and Lottie Bogdan, all of Trenton, and Bertha Pulaski of Jersey City; a sister-in-law, Edna Salaga of Hamilton; a brother-in-law, John Salaga of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Kutch Funeral Home, 215 Grand St., Trenton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bordentown.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery No. 2, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests Mass cards.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Building Fund, 45 Crosswicks Road, Bordentown, N.J. 08505. 

Eugene W. Smires 
Feb. 5, 1998 
WRIGHTSTOWN - Eugene W. Smires, 64, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Wrightstown, Mr. Smires was a lifelong resident.
He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955.
He was a retired farmer and Wrightstown crossing guard.
He is survived by many friends, including Dave and Bonnie Lehmer and Joe and Helen Farago, all of Wrightstown.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main St., New Egypt. The Rev. Paul Amey will officiate.
Burial will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
Calling hours will be 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Lottie H. Szymanski 
Feb. 5, 1998 
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Lottie H. Krulikowski Szymanski, 82, died Monday at her daughter's home here.
Born in Trenton, Mrs. Szymanski lived there most of her life before moving in with her daughter in 1988.
She retired in 1976 after 35 years with General Motors Inland Fisher Guide plant in Ewing.
She was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 731 and Lipinski Center Senior Citizens.
She enjoyed growing roses.
Daughter of the late John J. and Anna Olendzienska Krulikowski, wife of the late John J. Szymanski Sr., mother of the late Ann Szymanski, and sister of the late Julia Kolczynski, Frank and Joseph Krulikowski, and Cecilia Heitman, she is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Helen and Omran Bashiti of Trenton and Dorothy Burtson of Oceanside; a son and daughter-in-law, John J. Jr. and Veronica Szymanski of Ewing, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Kusek of Lakewood; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Ave., Trenton.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church.
Burial will be in the family plot at St. Hedwig's Cemetery, Ewing.
Calling hours will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. 

Samantha Williams 
Feb. 5, 1998 
MORRISVILLE, Pa. - Samantha Williams, 27, died Sunday at Chestview Nursing Center in Langhorne.
Born in Los Angeles, Ms. Williams lived in Bucks County for 24 years.
She graduated from Pennsbury High School and was a nursing assistant at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown.
Granddaughter of the late Dorothy Austell, she is survived by two daughters, Paris and Asia Williams of Morrisville; her mother, Sharon Ildefonso of Morrisville; her father, Willie Morris of Saginaw, Mich.; two sisters, Joyce Williams of Morrisville and Robin Denise Austell of Trenton; two brothers, James Williams and Dennis Floyd, both of Trenton; her maternal grandfather, James Austell of Trenton; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton. The Rev. Paul C. Fedena, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, will officiate.
Cremation will be at Ewing Cemetery Crematory.
Calling hours will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Edith B. Wilson 
Feb. 5, 1998 
MONTGOMERY - Edith B. Wilson, 77, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Wilson lived in South Brunswick before moving to Belle Mead 33 years ago.
She was a graduate of The Women's College in Greensboro, N.C., and of Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing, where she became a registered nurse in 1943. 
She was an Avon representative for 20 years.
She was a member of Six Mile Run Reformed Church.
Daughter of the late Dr. Albert Beck, mother of the late Brenda L. Masciki, and sister of the late Albert Beck, she is survived by her husband of 53 years, Wm. Henry Wilson; a son, Warren H. Wilson of East Windsor; three daughters, Roberta Boekhout of South Brunswick, E. Lorraine Machen of Charlotte, N.C., and Dorothy Ann Freeman of East Windsor; her stepmother, Della Beck of Philadelphia; a stepbrother, William S. Beck of Ardmore, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave, Princeton.
Burial will be in Neshanic Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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