Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Thomas Dorin
01/29/99
ALLENTOWN, N.J. -- Thomas E. Dorin, 95, died Wednesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton.
Born in Burlington County, he was an Allentown resident 60 years.
He was a mechanic for Hibbs Construction Co. in Morrisville, Pa., until retiring.
Husband of the late Lenora Dorin, he is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ada Louise Dorin of Allentown and Frances Dorin of Mount Laurel; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Green Park, Marlboro, with the Rev. Archie Cummings, pastor of Allentown Union AME Church, officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Peppler Funeral Home. 

Erminia Giacobbi
01/29/99
HAMILTON -- Erminia Fratto Giacobbi, 92, died Thursday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in DuBois, Pa., she was a longtime area resident.
She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church and its Senior Citizens Club.
Daughter of the late Joseph and Lydia Greco Fratto, wife of the late Aspromonte Giacobbi, she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Giacobbi, and Richard and Josette Giacobbi, all of Columbia, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Rudy Coderoni of Yardville, Elaine and George Blake of Laverne, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Monday at Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Yardville.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, N.J. 08620. 

Bruno Giuliari
01/29/99
TRENTON -- Bruno J. Giuliari, 83, died Thursday at St. Francis Medical Center.
Born in Switzerland, he was a longtime area resident.
He was a self-employed mason and enjoyed surf fishing on the Jersey Shore.
Son of the late Angelo J. and Angelina Fornaser Giuliari, he is survived by his wife, Theresa Zampini Giuliari of Trenton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Angelo J. and Florence Giuliari of Rochester, N.Y., and Bruno J. and Kathy Giuliari of Hamilton Square; three sisters, Linda Zampini of Hamilton Square, Maria LaPalme of Florida and Rena Quintana of Connecticut; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church, 29 E. Paul Ave.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home, 260 White Horse Ave., Hamilton.
Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, N.J. 08902. 

Mary Haller
01/29/99
TRENTON -- Mary Fischer Haller, 99, died Thursday at home.
Born in Hungary, she lived in Trenton 76 years.
She was a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Rosary Society.
Wife of the late George Haller and mother of the late George Haller Jr., she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marion C. and Jerome J. Baranosky Sr. of Levittown, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, John G. and Eileen M. Haller of Hamilton Square; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mabelin E. Hay of Trenton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Church, 210 Genesee St., Trenton, with the Rev. Francis Zalewski, pastor, and the Rev. Stephen M. Szmutko officiating.
Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home, 929 S. Clinton Ave.
Memorial contributions may be Masses.

Clara Hood
01/29/99
HOPEWELL -- Clara Hood, 83, died Wednesday at Morris Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceville.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident.
She worked in the cafeteria at GE Corp., Hamilton eight years.
She was a member of Pennington United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Hood; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert H. Hood of Collegeville, Pa., and Thomas J. and Monica S. Hood of Lambertville; a sister, Florence Nevius of Ewing; five grandchildren, Kristin, Maureen, Thomas Jr., James W. and William R. Hood; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle, Pennington.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home. 

Clara Issak
01/29/99
EWING -- Clara Betagol Issak, 86, died Wednesday at Greenwood House.
Born in Russia, she lived in New York City, Jersey City and for 10 years in Ewing.
She was a member of B'nai B'rith.
Wife of the late Henry Issak, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Lewis Fischer of East Windsor; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Amada Fischer.
Funeral service and burial will be 11 a.m. today at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Fairview.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood House, 53 Walter St., Trenton, N.J. 08628.
Arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel. 

William Knoblock
01/29/99
HAMILTON -- William P. "Billy Kaye" Knoblock, died Wednesday at home.
Born in Roebling, he was a longtime Trenton resident.
He was an entertainer with The Billy Kaye Trio for 34 years. He was a carpenter more than 30 years, and worked for Mercer County Detention Center in Trenton for seven years.
Son of the late Peter and Margaret Bona Knoblock and brother of the late Robert Knoblock, he is survived by his wife, Kaye Gerlach Knoblock; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and John Antinoro of Bordentown; two grandchildren, Blasia and Giovanni Antinoro; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Betty Knoblock of Winter Haven, Fla.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Eleanore Cusick of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service and burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Center For Outreach and Autistic Community Inc. (COSAC), 1450 Parkside Ave., Suite 22, Ewing, N.J. 08638.

Marcella Maire
01/29/99
HAMILTON -- Marcella Marie Grogan Maire died Wednesday.
Born in Philadelphia, she lived in Riverton before moving to Mercerville.
Wife of the late Numa Robert Maire, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Norman Gauss of Robbinsville, and Lorraine and Robert Wolff of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Robert Gauss, Eric Gauss and his wife Christina Lynn Wenger, and Jordan, Julia and Daniel Wolff; and four sisters, Gerard McDermott, Teresa Gavin, Margaret McDermott, all of Pottstown, Pa., and Rita Rowe of Oklahoma.
Funeral service and interment will be private.

Kenneth Raine
01/29/99
NEW EGYPT -- Kenneth E. Raine, 91, died Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly.
Born in Berea, Ky., he was a New Egypt resident 24 years.
He was an attorney for Columbia Records in New York City before retiring.
He was a former ringmaster for P.T. Barnum Festival in Bridgeport, Conn.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Russell Raine; five daughters, Virginia Raine of Red Bank, Laurinda Ross of Little Silver, Valerie Youngblood of Brooklyn, N.Y., Victoria Beaman of Arrington, Tenn., and Cordelia Raine of New York; two sons, Randolph Raine of Mayo, Md., and Kenneth E. Raine Jr. of Atlantic Highlands; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral service and interment will be private.

Dorothy Riley
01/29/99
PALMYRA -- Dorothy B. Riley, 77, died Sunday at Rancocas Hospital, Willingboro.
Born in Palmyra, she was a longtime resident.
Wife of the late Larry L. Riley Sr., she is survived by a son, Kevin B. Riley of Palmyra; three sisters, Ann Barham of Bordentown, Ella R. Haley of Cinnaminson and Shirley H. Bragg of New York City; four brothers-in-law, Umas Daniels Sr., Edward Haley, Samuel Still II and Ernest Riley; three sisters-in-law, Lena M. Birkhead, Mabel Griffin and Beatrice McGriff; two daughters, Debra Vaughn and Devi Hibbard; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Riverton.
Interment will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tunsil Funeral Home, 410 Market St., Palmyra, and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church.
Arrangements are by Tunsil Funeral Home. 

Michael Schenker
01/29/99
WEST WINDSOR -- Michael Schenker, 46, died Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., he lived in Berkeley Heights, Colts Neck and Greensboro, N.C., before moving to West Windsor about two years ago.
He graduated from North Carolina State University at Raleigh and received a master's degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
He was an executive with Warner-Amex Cable TV, Rogers Cable and Comcast. He owned Cottman Transmission of West Collingswood. He was an accountant and member of MENSA. He was a former member of Plainsboro Fire Co.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Carol Schenker; his parents, Leo and Alda Schenker of Summit; a daughter, Jennifer Schenker at home; a son, Christopher Schenker at home; a sister, Deborah Schenker of Falls Church, Va.; and many cousins.
Funeral service will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, with the Rev. Floyd Churn of First Presbyterian Church of Dutch Neck officiating.
Interment will be private.
Calling hours will be 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Saul Colonial Home.

Kenneth Welcome
01/29/99
NEW BRUNSWICK -- Kenneth Welcome, 46, died Jan. 17 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Born in Charleston, S.C., he lived in Bordentown before moving to New Brunswick.
He was a forklift operator at Ocean Spray in Bordentown.
He is survived by a companion, Mary Williams of New Brunswick; two sons, Kevin Oakerson and Dwayne Oakerson of Bordentown; his father, Larry Welcome of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Larry Bradley of Somerset and David Welcome of Charleston; five sisters, Carolyn Capers of Brooklyn, N.Y., Diane Heyward, Sadie Green, Deborah Brown and Rose Green of Charleston; and two grandchildren.
Funeral service was in Charleston.
Burial was at Welcome Family Cemetery, Ravenell, S.C.

Mary Deverell
01/30/99
MONROE -- Mary Louise Deverell, 75, of Rossmoor, died Wednesday at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Westfield, she lived in Pennington before moving to Rossmoor in 1978.
She enjoyed golf and was a member of the 18 Holers of Rossmoor. She also enjoyed watercolor painting and travel.
She is survived by a friend, David Galloway of Rossmoor; a daughter, Cade Deverell of San Francisco; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Jackie Deverell of Conyers, Ga., and Robert and Paula Deverell of Lambertville; and two grandchildren, Michelle DeGaglia and Christopher Deverell.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rossmoor Community Church, Village Mall, Jamesburg, with the Rev. Donald R. Fletcher officiating.
Interment will be private. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648-2304.
Arrangements are by A.S. Cole Funeral Home, Cranbury.

Evelyn Greenley
01/30/99
TRENTON -- Evelyn M. Greenley, 90, died Thursday at Medford Leas Nursing Home, Medford, N.J.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident.
Miss Greenley was an administrative assistant for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. for more than 40 years.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Ewing Township Senior Citizens Club A and N.J. Bell Telephone Pioneers of America Trenton Chapter.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Frederick L. and Eleanor Greenley of Medford Leas; a sister, Catherine M. Greenley of Medford Leas; two nephews, Alan C. Greenley of Hilton Head, S.C., and Dennis S. Greenley of Fairfield, Iowa; and a niece, Lynn Greenley Nutwell of Fairfax, Va.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, with the Rev. Grant Ward, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Ewing Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours. 

Robert Greski
01/30/99
EASTAMPTON TOWNSHIP -- Robert "Bob" J. Greski, 49, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly.
Born in Riverside, he lived in Burlington City, Tabernacle and Eastampton.
An honor graduate of Burlington County Police Academy, where he later was an academy instructor, he was a police sergeant in Medford Lakes and Mansfield townships. He was emergency management coordinator for Mansfield Township, and was a private investigator with Certified Investigation Associates.
He won numerous commendations for his police work.
He served in the Air Force Reserve as a staff sergeant with security police.
He was a member of the the Tri-State Association of Criminal Investigators, serving as secretary and newsletter editor; the National Association of Chiefs of Police; Fraternal Order of Police; the Polish Police Officer's Association; and Smithville United Methodist Church, where he was a board member.
He is survived by his parents, Anthony T. and Elizabeth M. Greski of Burlington City; a brother, Anthony T. Greski Jr. of Lumberton; a niece, Carol A. Greski of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a nephew, Michael A. Greski, and his wife Pamela, of Plainsboro; and a friend, Charles Tombros of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mount Holly.
Interment will be in Mount Holly Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with a Wake service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

James Grover
01/30/99
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP -- James P. Grover, 81, of Sergeantsville, died Thursday at Hunterdon Care Center, Raritan Township.
Born in Toms River, he lived there and in Hamilton before moving to Sergeantsville in 1959.
He retired in 1979 as a bridge design engineer for the New Jersey Department of Transportation .
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a medic in Europe. He retired as a major from the Army Reserve in 1977.
He was a graduate of Peddie School, Hightstown, and Toms River High School, and attended Brown University and Pratt Institute.
He was a member of Sergeantsville United Methodist Church and its choir; Copper Hill Country Club, Flemington; and Orpheus Lodge, F&AM, of Stockton.
Son of the late Percy and Maria Pierce Grover, he is survived by his wife, Margery Burd Grover; two sons, James Grover Jr. of Bar Harbor, Maine, and William Grover of Williston, Vt.; two daughters, Janet LaValley of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Sarah McCaffrey of Waltham, Mass.; a sister, Frances Kass of Stuart, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sergeantsville United Methodist Church.
Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Quakertown.
Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sergeantsville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Sergeantsville, N.J. 08557.

Ruth Heitzmann
01/30/99
BELLE MEAD -- Ruth A. Heitzmann, 58, died Thursday at home.
Born in Weehawken, she lived in Belle Mead 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Charles J. Heitzmann; a son, David C. Heitzmann of Princeton; a daughter, Laura A. Heitzmann of Hoboken; and a sister, Joane Zimmerman of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Wake service will be 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Township EMS, Harlingen Road, Belle Mead, N.J. 08502.

William L. Kaylor
01/31/99
HAMILTON -- William L. Kaylor, 83, died Friday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
He was a retired musician and singer with the Lawrence Welk Band, and an insurance broker and auto dealer.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hamilton Square and United Methodist Church of Columbus.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Son of the late William and Myra Bruton Kaylor, husband of the late Emma Burchett Kaylor and father of the late William Kaylor, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George B. and Kathy Kaylor of Delray Beach, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Alma Kaylor of Burlington; two granddaughters, Jill Kaylor Furda of Hamilton and Lianne Kaylor of Delray Beach, Fla.; two grandsons, Michael Kaylor of Chapel Hill, N.C., and William Kaylor of Roebling; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be noon Tuesday at Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, with the Rev. Neill Tolboom, pastor of United Methodist Church of Columbus, officiating.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the chapel.

Adam Kulak
01/30/99
HAMILTON -- Adam Kulak, 78, died Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
Born in Newark, he was raised and educated in Poland before returning to America after World War II.
He owned Adam's Tavern, Trenton, for 25 years.
He was a member of Polish Falcons Nest 145, Tavern Owners Association, St. Hedwig's Men's Choir, and was former member and president of the St. Joseph's Society of St. Hedwig's.
Mr. Kulak fought with the resistance in Poland during World War II, was captured by German forces and held prisoner of war before being liberated by U.S. occupation forces.
Son of the late Michael and Maria Cioch Kulak and brother of the late Joseph W. Kulak, he is survived by his wife, Adele Skurniak Kulak of Hamilton; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Caroline Kulak of Hamilton; a daughter and son-in-law, Yardley and John Costa of Vineland; three grandchildren, Ambrose B. Costa, and Christine A. and Patricia A. Kulak; two sisters, Zenia Lasota and Czeslawa Tomaka, both of Poland; a sister-in-law, Henrietta Kulak of Lawrenceville; and several nieces and nephews in New Jersey and Poland.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday from Winowicz Funeral Home, Adeline and Beatty streets, Trenton.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Church, Trenton, with the Rev. Henry T. Krajewski officiating.
Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, St. Ann's Patio section.
Calling hours will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Renovation Fund, 201 Adeline St., Trenton, N.J. 08611.

Robert Gorden Ray
01/30/99
EWING -- Robert Gorden Ray, 57, died Thursday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Ray retired from the U.S. Postal Service after more than 30 years.
He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and its bowling league. He also enjoyed golfing.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Regina M. Ray; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn M. and David Schaible of Hamilton Square, and Sherri A. and Scott C. Carpenter of Cumming, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald A. and Elsie M. Ray of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Michelle, Mark and Jeremy; and two nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Ave., Trenton.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648-2304; or to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Kenneth Roragen
01/30/99
BROWNS MILLS -- Kenneth J. Roragen, 68, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Fertile, Minn., he lived in Willingboro before moving to Browns Mills 29 years ago.
Mr. Roragen retired as a staff sergeant after 20 years in the Army, serving in the Korea and Vietnam wars. He was a mechanic at Inductotherm Corp., Rancocas, for 23 years.
He is survived by his wife, Anneliese Regner Roragen; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stan Roragen of Browns Mills, and Steven and Ulrike Roragen of Boones Mill, Va.; a daughter, Stephanie Roragen of Dover, Del.; four brothers; five sisters; and four grandchildren.
Funeral service and interment were Friday at New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, N.J. 08053.
Arrangements were by Tilghman Funeral Home, New Egypt. 


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