Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries

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John Hanuschik Jr.
02/01/99
SPRING HILL, Fla. -- John C. "Butch" Hanuschik Jr., 52, died Thursday at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born in Trenton, he was a longtime resident of Yardville, N.J., before moving to Spring Hill 14 years ago.
He was a new and used car sales manager for Hamilton Chrysler Plymouth and a driver for The Times of Trenton.
Son of the late John C. Sr. and Pat Hanuschik, he is survived by his former wife of 27 years, Lorraine Hanuschik of Hamilton; his companion, Cherie Sevor, with whom he resided; a son and daughter-in-law, John C. III and Christine Hanuschik of Cape Coral, Fla.; a daughter, Renee Hanuschik of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Miranda, Nicole, Taylor and Nathan Hanuschik; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda A. and William Paradiso of Hamilton and Patricia M. and Robert De Antonio of Bordentown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert J. and Martha Hanuschik and Alan D. and Barbara Hanuschik, all of Orlando; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was at Brewer Memorial Home, Spring Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hungarian Reformed Church of Trenton, 189 Home Ave., Trenton, N.J. 08611.
Local arrangements are by Rogers Funeral Home, Trenton.

Daniel John Kramer
02/01/99
EWING -- Daniel John Kramer, 40, died Saturday at home.
Born in Trenton, he was a longtime Ewing resident.
He was a paralegal for a local law firm.
He graduated from Ewing High School, 1977, and Mercer County Community College.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mary Ann Barbuto Snowden and Alexander Snowden of Hamilton; his father and stepmother, George J. and Alyce Kramer of Fairless Hills, Pa.; a sister, Diane Wolff of Mercerville; three brothers, Joseph G. Kramer of Hamilton, Samuel J. Kramer of Chambersburg and George M. Kramer of Mercerville; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, with the Rev. George E. Morris, pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be private.
Calling hours will be 7 p.m. until service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Eva Danberry Lake
02/01/99
BRANCHBURG -- Eva "Evvie" Danberry Lake, 93, died Friday at Foothill Acres Nursing Home, Hillsborough Township.
Born in Hillsborough Township, she was a lifelong area resident.
She retired from the Somerset County Administration Building, Somerville, in 1977, and worked at Case's Confectionary Store, Neshanic Station, during the 1940s.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, reading and telling stories.
Daughter of the late Edward Nathan and Margaret Grey Danberry, and wife of the late Edward Lake, she is survived by three daughters, Lorlyn Covert of Neshanic Station, Margaret Emery of Bedford, Va., and Janice Cromen of Pittsburgh; a sister, Gertrude Layton of Hillsborough Township; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Neshanic Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Hubert's Giralda Animal Shelter, 3201 Highway 22, North Branch, N.J.
Arrangements are by Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington.

Margaret Lewis
02/01/99
YARDLEY, Pa. -- Margaret A. Lewis, 93, died Saturday at Doylestown Hospital.
Born in New York City, she was a Yardley resident 14 years.
She retired from Equitable Life Assurance Co., New York.
Wife of the late Timothy F. Lewis and mother of the late Timothy F. Lewis Jr., she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Mary Ann Lewis of Kings Park, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Kenneth Laker of Yardley; and four grandchildren, James P. Lewis, John, Christopher and Brian Laker.
Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Wednesday from FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave., Yardley.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius Church, Yardley.
Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Richard Madden
02/01/99
YARDLEY, Pa. -- Richard E. Madden, 88, died Monday at a nursing and rehabilitation center.
Born in Maddensville, and formerly of Pittsburgh, he was a Yardley-Lower Makefield resident 48 years.
He retired in 1974 after 38 years with USX Corp., at both the Pittsburgh and Fairless Works.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Morrisville; Fairless Lodge 776 F&AM, transferring from Dallas Lodge, Pittsburgh, and receiving his 50-year Masonic pin in 1996; Ancient Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh; Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh; Crescent Shrine of Trenton; Al-O-Mon Forest 138 of MeKeesport; Greater Trenton Shrine Club; and Delaware Valley High Twelve Club.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy S. Heeter Madden.
Private funeral service will be at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, Yardley.

Anthony Mannino
02/01/99
RARITAN TOWNSHIP -- Anthony J. Mannino, 61, died Saturday at home.
Born in Cinisi, Sicily, he lived in Milford, Conn., from 1969 to 1979 before moving to Raritan Township.
He was a licensed clinical social worker; director of the Easter Seal Society of Hunterdon County, Flemington; and had a private practice in Flemington. He was formerly director of the Outpatient Clinic at Bridgeport Hospital, Conn.
He graduated from Western Kentucky University and received his master's degree in psychiatric social work from the University of Connecticut. He did graduate work at Bowling Green University and Columbia University.
Son of the late Josephine Abbate Mannino, he is survived by his father, Salvatore Mannino of Flemington; his wife, B. Sue Meadows Mannino; a son, Salvatore Mannino of Dublin, Pa.; a daughter, Andrea J. Mannino of Stockton; two sisters, Connie Soriero and Stella Maltese, both of Flemington; three brothers, Norman, Fred and Salvatore Mannino, all of Flemington; and five grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Magdalen Church, 105 Mine St., Flemington.
Interment will be in St. Magdalen Cemetery, Flemington.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seal Society of Hunterdon County, 43 Emery Ave., Flemington, N.J. 08822; or Hunterdon County Chapter of American Cancer Society, 84 Park Ave., Flemington, N.J. 08822.

Lary Bernard McCray
02/01/99
TRENTON -- Lary Bernard McCray, 37, died Wednesday at Capital Health System at Fuld hospital, Trenton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong resident.
He was educated in Trenton public schools and did volunteer work for Capital Health System.
Son of the late Jessie and Rose McCray and brother of the late Tony and Shirland McCray, he is survived by two brothers, Ronald and Teddy McCray, both of Trenton; an aunt and uncle, Betty and James Thomas, of Trenton; two great-aunts; two great-uncles; a nephew, Ronald McCray Jr. of Trenton; and several cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.W. Travis Funeral Home, 931 Martin Luther King Blvd., Trenton, with Rev. John A. Gaines, pastor of El Bethea Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m. until service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Cleathem Miles Jr.
02/01/99
FIELDSBORO -- Cleathem Miles Jr., 28, died Jan. 24 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong Fieldsboro resident and graduated from Bordentown Regional High School.
He was a member of Mount Zion AME Church and Union Baptist Church, both of Bordentown.
Son of the late Cleathem Miles Sr. and grandson of the late Willie and Viola Siler; he is survived by his mother, Cubie Dean Siler Miles of Fieldsboro; two sisters, Sandra Johnson of Florence and Cynthia Miles of Delaware; six aunts; six uncles; and many other relatives.
Funeral service will be noon Wednesday at Mount Zion AME Church, 36 E. Burlington St., Bordentown, with the Rev. Jasper Daniels, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Bordentown Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 10 a.m. until service Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.

Lucy Rainear Rainiero
02/01/99
EWING -- Lucy Rainear Rainiero, 88, died Friday at home.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident.
She retired after 30 years as a pattern cutter for Dorianne Sportswear. She was a member of St. James Church, its Altar Rosary Society and senior citizens club.
Daughter of the late John and Martha Gagliardi Rainiero and sister of the late Mary Fratarcangeli, she is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Michael and Fanny Rainiero and Rocco Rainiero, all of Ewing; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 7:30 a.m. Wednesday from Parkside Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 1584 Parkside Ave., Ewing.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Roman Catholic Church.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Church, 143 E. Paul Ave., N. Trenton, N.J. 08618.

Mary Gura Swal
02/01/99
HAMILTON -- Mary Gura Swal, 88, died Saturday at home.
Born in Trenton, she lived in the Trenton area 63 years.
She retired from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, Clinton Reformatory, in 1970 after 23 years.
She was a member of Wilson Senior Citizen Center, Hamilton.
Daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Pisak Gura, wife of the late Peter E. Swal and mother of the late Daniel and Peter Swal, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Eversole-Matzer and Michael Matzer of Hamilton; two daughters-in-law, Ruth Swal of Hamilton and Madonna Swal of Allentown, N.J.; four sisters, Olga Cordas and Ethel Stanko, both of Trenton, Margaret Gura of Texas and Elsie Severs of Florida; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Brenna Funeral Home, Trenton.

Lelia Dowell Bracy
02/02/99
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Lelia Dowell Bracy, 79, died Jan. 20 at home.
Born in Albemarle County, and educated in Covesville public schools, she was a longtime resident of Lawrenceville, N.J.
In New Jersey, she attended the First Baptist Church of Eggert's Crossing, Lawrenceville, and was a member of the Elks of Princeton. In Charlottesville, she attended the First Baptist Church of Covesville.
Daughter of the late Laura and Alfred Dowell, she is survived by a daughter, Yvonne D. Gardner of Charlottesville; three sisters, Rosa Adams of Harrisburg, Pa., Laura Gleen of Charlottesville and Nancy Johnson of Covesville; two brothers, Haywood Dowell of Nelson County, and Rufus Dowell of North Garden; five grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Jan. 24 in Covesville. 

Mildred Potts Catelli
02/02/99
MANTOLOKING -- Mildred Potts Catelli, 86, died Monday at Parker Memorial Home, New Brunswick.
Born in Princeton, she was a longtime Kingston resident before she moved to Mantoloking in 1982.
A graduate of Princeton High School, she retired from the David Sarnoff Research Center, RCA Laboratories, Princeton.
Daughter of the late Maude and Frank Potts, wife of the late Joseph F. Catelli Sr. and grandmother of the late Joseph "Jeff" F. Catelli III, she is survived by a daughter, Joyce Ann Catelli of Plainsboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Joan Catelli of East Windsor; a granddaughter and her husband, Judy and Alan Sved; a grandson and his wife, James and Amy Catelli; and seven great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Alyson Sved and Casey, Kristy, Jamie, Thomas and Tonie Catelli.
Funeral service will be 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton.
Interment will follow in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Volunteer Fire Co., Kingston, N.J. 08528 or to Alzheimer's Association Central N.J. Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540. 

Phyllis Berger Devlin
02/02/99
EWING -- Phyllis F. Berger Devlin, 94, died Sunday at Ewing Genesis Care Center, Ewing.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident.
She was a past member of the American Legion Post 93 Ladies Auxiliary.
Daughter of the late Harry and Hattie Nutt Berger, she is survived by two sons, Arthur Devlin of Ewing and Phillip Devlin of Lake Wales, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral service will be Wednesday at the Parkside Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 1584 Parkside Ave., Ewing.
Burial will be private in Fountain Lawn Memorial Park, Ewing.
There will be no calling hours. 

Jacqueline Henderson
02/02/99
TRENTON -- Jacqueline Henderson, 46, died Saturday at home.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifetime area resident.
Daughter of the late Edward Henderson and sister of the late Bruce Henderson, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tricia M. and Harry Fornes of Hamilton; her mother, Catherine Kovacs Henderson of Hamilton; a brother, Brian Kohler of Bordentown; a sister, Kathleen Kohler of Hamilton; a granddaughter, Natile Fornes; and three nieces and a nephew.
Private funeral service will be held under the direction of Hartmann Funeral Home, Mercerville, with the clergy of SS. Peter and Paul Church officiating.
Private burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Trenton. 

Hector Ildefonso
02/02/99
TRENTON -- Hector "Cono" L. Ildefonso, 49, died Sunday at home.
Born in Orocoviz, Puerto Rico, he was a longtime area resident.
An avid sports fan, he played local basketball.
Son of the late Jose M. and Herminia Ildefonso, he is survived by his companion, Shirley A. Pickett of Trenton; two stepdaughters, Yvonne and Yvette of Trenton; two stepsons, Eddie of Trenton, and Timmy of Alabama; four brothers including Gerard A. and Eddie Ildefonso of Puerto Rico; a sister, Lourdes Ildefonso; a sister-in-law, Iraida Ildefonso; an aunt, Luisa Ildefonso; four nephews;two step-grandchildren, Jasmine and Junior Gonzalez; and five special Trenton cousins, Harold Medina, Danny Marquez, Theodore Marquez, Carmen Torres and Matilda Marquez.
Funeral service will be in Puerto Rico.
Burial will be in National Cemetery, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home, 900 S. Broad St., Trenton. The clergy of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Trenton, will conduct a service in the evening. 

Donald Mahoney
02/02/99
HAMILTON -- Donald Mahoney, 69, died Sunday at Capital Health Systems at Fuld hospital, Trenton.
Born in Jersey City, he was a longtime Hamilton area resident.
He worked for the state of New Jersey for 36 years, retiring as chief of the Division of Pensions. An Air Force veteran, he was a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Hamilton Square.
Mr. Mahoney was an amateur disc jockey with the Kaleidoscope School for Broadcasting, Philadelphia. He was also an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Leona Mahoney; two daughters, Donna L. Lawrence and Dawn M. Mahoney, both of Hamilton; a twin brother, Raymond J. Mahoney of Bear, Del.; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be noon Thursday at Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Ave., Trenton.
Interment will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Larry Bernard McCray
02/02/99
TRENTON -- Larry Bernard McCray, 37, died Wednesday at Capital Health System at Fuld hospital, Trenton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong resident.
He was educated in Trenton public schools and did volunteer work for Capital Health System.
Son of the late Jessie and Rose McCray and brother of the late Tony and Shirland McCray, he is survived by two brothers, Ronald and Teddy McCray, both of Trenton; an aunt and uncle, Betty and James Thomas, of Trenton; two great-aunts; two great-uncles; a nephew, Ronald McCray Jr. of Trenton; and several cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.W. Travis Funeral Home, 931 Martin Luther King Blvd., Trenton, with Rev. John A. Gaines, pastor of El Bethea Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m. until service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary Musciente
02/02/99
EWING -- Mary DiVeronica Musciente, 85, of West Trenton died Monday at Capital Health Systems at Mercer hospital.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 72 Upper W. Ferry Road, W. Trenton, N.J. 08628, or to the Morning Star House of Prayer, 312 W. Upper Ferry Road, W. Trenton 08628.
Arrangements are by Hartmann Funeral Home, Mercerville. 

John A. Pege
02/02/99
LAWRENCE -- John A. Pege, 90, of St. Joseph's Nursing Center at Morris Hall, died Sunday at Mercer Medical Center, Trenton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked at the former H.D. Lee Company, Trenton, for more than 40 years. There, he held several managerial positions, and was plant manager prior to his retirement. He was an honorary member of the Rusling Hose Fire Co., Hamilton.
Son of the late Anthony and Mary LaRossa Pege and brother of the late Joseph Pege and Dora Burroughs, he is survived by his wife, Rose Frascella Pege of Lawrenceville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joan Pege of Trenton; two sisters, Rae Riscardi of Trenton and Mary Walz of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Thursday at Joseph P. Horan Funeral Home, 432 Hamilton Ave., Trenton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 540 Chestnut Ave., Trenton.
Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Thomas J. Scheideler
02/02/99
PENNINGTON -- Thomas J. Scheideler, 61, died Sunday at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin.
Born in Trenton, and a longtime Ewing resident, he lived in Pennington for the last seven years.
A retired building contractor, he was co-owner of T & J Builders, Pennington.
Son of the late Harry A. Sr. and Helen Bielamowicz Scheideler, he is survived by his wife, Catherine M. Scheideler; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly A. Scheideler of Bordentown, and Lori and Scott Apai of Pennington; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Harry Scheideler Jr. of Little Egg Harbor, and Joseph and Linda Scheideler of Idaho; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beatrice and Robert Ferrell of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Rosemarie and Joseph Kusmider of Tuckerton; and a granddaughter, Michelle A. Scheideler.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle, Pennington.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

John Solimando
02/02/99
RENO, Nev. -- John Solimando, 69, died Saturday at home.
Born in Trenton, he lived in Manhattan, N.Y., before moving to Reno five years ago.
He worked in the gaming industry.
Son of the late Michael A. Solimando and Peggy McHugh, he is survived by a son, Jeff Solimando of Trenton; and a brother, Patrick Solimando of Stamford, Conn.
Cremation was at Sierra Crematory, Carson City, Nev.
Private funeral service will be at a later date.
Burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours. 

Doris M. Spirida
02/02/99
FLORENCE -- Doris M. Spirida, 67, died Monday at Virtua Health Memorial Hospital of Burlington County.
Born in Riverside and a former Riverton resident, she was a longtime Roebling resident.
She was a shift manager at Caulkins Newspaper Co., Levittown, Pa., for 15 years before retiring.
Mrs. Spirida was a member of Holy Assumption Catholic Church, Roebling, and its Altar Rosary Society. A life member of the Roebling Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3, she also was a member of its ladies auxiliary and the Roebling Historical Society.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Spirida; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sally A. Farkas of Roebling, and Sandy and Jack Ross of Bordentown; her mother, Myra Martin of Orlando, Fla.; four brothers, James Dilks of Orlando, Joseph Dilks of Tarmac, Fla., Jack Dilks of Millville and Lee Martin of Arizona; three grandchildren, Jennifer L. Carlani, and Carolyn and Garry Ross; a great-grandchild, Caitlin Ann Carlani; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, Inc., 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling.
Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Assumption Catholic Church, Roebling.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with rosary services to be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roebling Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3, Seventh and Main Streets, Roebling, N.J. 08554.


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