Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Elisena Altobelli
02/03/99
HAMILTON -- Elisena Altobelli, 85, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Colledimezzo, Abbruzzi, Italy, she lived in Bronx, N.Y. 30 years before moving to the Hamilton area 20 years ago.
Daughter of the late Antonio and Filomena DiLello and wife of the late Nicola Altobelli, she is survived by a daughter and grandson, Joanne and Nick Rotundo of Mercerville; a sister, Giaginta DiLello of Italy; and a niece.
Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, with Deacon Guido Mattozzi officiating.
Entombment will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Mausoleum.
Calling hours will be 7 p.m. until service Thursday at the funeral home. 

William Balla
02/03/99
HAMILTON -- William J. Balla, 77, died Monday at home.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong resident.
He was a supervisor for CF&I Steel Corp., Roebling 19 years before retiring, and was a kiln fireman for N.J. Porcelain Co., Trenton, 12 years.
He graduated from Trenton Central High School in 1939.
He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II.
He was a member of American Legion Post 458, Trenton, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3022, Lawrence, and enjoyed sports.
Son of the late John Balla and Helen Chorba Balla Oscenda and brother of the late Lillian Kish, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen P. Nerwinski Balla, three daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and William Fuhrmann of Mercerville, Cynthia H. and Edward J. Masterson of Ewing and Christine N. and David Murawski of Mercerville; eight grandchildren, Jennifer and Chip Heuisler, Alison and James Lalli, Jessica and Edward Masterson and Kevin and Michael Murawski; a great-grandson; a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Joseph Radvany of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hungarian Reformed Church, 180 Home Ave., Trenton, with the Rev. Laszlo Ujj, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rogers Funeral Home, 929 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton, with VFW service at 6:30 p.m. and American Legion service at 7 p.m. 

Burt Baron
02/03/99
MORRISVILLE, Pa. -- Burt A. Baron, 61, died Monday at home.
Born in Boston, he was an area resident 40 years.
He was executive director of property management and facilities at Educational Testing Services, Princeton 28 years.
Son of the late Louis D. and Rose Baron Goldman, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee Regler Baron; three sons, Dwayne Louis Baron and Eric S. Baron of Morrisville and Bret David Baron of Rutherfordton, N.C.; a sister, Marilyn Mazur of Bloomfield, Conn.; a grandson, Brandon Reed Baron of Rutherfordton; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 43 S. Main St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901. 

Sister Helen Basco
02/03/99
MARYKNOLL, N.Y. -- Sister Helen Jean Basco MM, 77, died Monday at Phelps Memorial Hospital, North Tarrytown.
Born in Trenton, she was a Maryknoll resident.
She was a sister with Maryknoll 54 years. She taught school in Trenton, Dayton, N.J., the Chinatown section of New York City, and Hawaii. She volunteered at Hawaii Catholic Charities Office before retiring in Maryknoll in 1993.
She graduated from Cathedral Girls High School in 1939 and from Trenton State Teachers College.
She is survived by a brother, William Basco of Roebling, N.J.; and a niece.
Funeral service and vespers will be 7 this evening at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at Maryknoll Sisters Center.
Interment will be in Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, Development Department, P.O. Box 312, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0312.

Aubrey Branham
02/03/99
HOPEWELL -- Aubrey A. Branham, 88, died Monday at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Lynchburg, Va., he lived in Hopewell 70 years.
He was a heavy equipment mechanic for Trap Rock Industries of Pennington.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Trenton, Hopewell Lodge 155 and Foster Parent for Animal Allies of Mercer County.
Husband of the late Lessie E. Branham, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Aubrey A. and Penelope J. Branham; two brothers, Jesse Branham of Pennington and Leroy Branham of Hopewell; four grandchildren, Ellen E., Mathias A., Tyler L.B. Branham and Rachelle Racusin.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle, Pennington, with the Rev. Ronald B. Bagnall, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Harbourton Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Masonic service at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 207 Hillcrest Ave., Trenton, N.J. 08618 or Animal Allies, Abernethy Drive, Ewing, N.J. 08618. 

Harry Bujar
02/03/99
GLEN SPEY, N.Y. -- Harry Bujar, 77, died Monday at home.
Born in Ukraine, he lived in Hamilton, N.J. before moving to Glen Spey.
He worked at United Technologies Corp. of Hartford, Conn., until retiring.
He was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Son of the late Vasyl and Maria Tymcaysayn Bujar, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bohdan and Teresa Bujar of Hamilton; and a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Chuck Moses of Concord, Vt.
Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Friday at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
Liturgy Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church, with the Rev. Oleska Kostyk officiating.
Interment will be in St. Mary's of the Assumption Church Cemetery, Trenton.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Gray-Parker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737.

Veronica Chiarello
02/03/99
HAMILTON -- Veronica L. Bogdan Chiarello died Monday at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong resident.
She worked for Scammell China Co.
She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church and its Altar Rosary Society, PTA, Ladies Jednota, serving as assistant sacristan and member of AARP.
Wife of the late Joseph L. Chiarello, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Zajaros Bogdan and sister of the late Helena B. Ruopp and Francis Bogdan she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Monica M. and Chet Kilewski of North Brunswick; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and John Rogoza of Trenton; a brother, Joseph F. Bogdan of Trenton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward J. and Anna Bogdan of Denver and Donald F. and Joan Bogdan of St. Simons Island, Ga.; three grandchildren, Catherine E. Kilewsi, Michael A. and Maxmilian J. Montrey; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Friday at Kutch Funeral home, 215 Grand St., Trenton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Church.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The rosary will be recited 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Church, 480 Centre St., Trenton, N.J. 08611.

Marjorie Cohen
02/03/99
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- Marjorie P. Rednor Cohen, 74, died Thursday at home.
Born in Trenton, she lived in North Brothers Island Army base in New York, Texas and Springfield before moving to Longmeadow.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Philip Cohen of Longmeadow; four sons, David and Steven Cohen of San Jose, Calif., and Richard and Alan Cohen of Agawam; a brother, Barry Rednor of Trenton; and two grandsons.
Funeral service was Sunday at Temple Beth El.
Interment was in Beth El Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, Mass. 02215. 

Robert Dempsky
02/03/99
HAMILTON -- Robert F. Dempsky 39, died Sunday at home.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
He was a field representative for New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Cos. of West Trenton 14 years and worked at Landwehr's Restaurant, River Road.
He graduated from Trenton Central High School in 1980 and from Trenton State College in 1984, majoring in business administration.
He was a member of Polish Falcons Nest 59 and enjoyed fishing and camping.
He is survived by two sons, Kyle Robert and Ryan Andrew Dempsky of Hamilton; his parents, Robert L. and Claire P. Mayko Dempsky of Hamilton; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Wendy Marie and Kenneth Reade of Mercerville, Christine Ann and Barry Stillwell of Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth Dempsky of Leola, Pa.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Andrew J. and Cindy Dempsky of Bristol, Pa., and Matthew P. Dempsky of Summit; a niece; his former wife, Andrea Minnick Dempsky of Hamilton; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 8 a.m. Friday at Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Ave., Trenton.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 9 a.m. Friday at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, Trenton.
Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carmalite Sisters, Flemington.

Zophie Domzalska
02/03/99
HAMILTON -- Zophie "Babci" Domzalska, 90, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Zielona, Poland, she lived in Trenton since 1960 before moving to Hamilton in 1983.
She was a trimmer for Stangel Pottery, Trenton and was a seamstress for Trenton Sportswear until retiring in 1970.
She was a member of St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church.
Daughter of the late Jan and Anna Witkowska Weslowski and wife of the late Stanislaw Domzalski, she is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Ann and John J. Mero Jr. of Hamilton, with whom she lived, and Zofia Graczyk of Poland; a grandchild, Erika A. Mero of Hamilton; four grandchildren in Poland; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 872 Brunswick Ave.
Interment will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Carol Formidoni
02/03/99
QUITO, ECUADOR -- Carol Formidoni, 46, died Jan. 11 at home.
Born in Lawrence, N.J., she lived there 21 years before moving to Quito 20 years ago. She also lived in Chicago and Florida.
Ms. Formidoni attended Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1970 and from Marymount College of Virginia.
She owned and operated a travel agency in Quito.
Daughter of the late Bernard Formidoni, she is survived by her husband, Oswaldo Diaz; a daughter, Alexa; a son, David, all of Quito; her mother, Muriel Formidoni; and a brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Judy A. Formidoni of Colorado.
Burial was Jan. 13 in Quito.
A memorial service will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Church, 1253 Lawrence Road, Lawrence. 

Raymond Griffis
02/03/99
HAMILTON -- Raymond Griffis Sr., 79, died Monday at Capital Health System at Fuld hospital, Trenton.
Born in Jamestown, N.Y., he lived in Hamilton since 1961.
He worked for Crist-Craft Industries, Trenton, 20 years until retiring in 1982.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a boxer.
He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church and Deborah Heart and Lung Center Foundation, Browns Mills.
Son of the late Michael and Margaret Ferrara Griffis, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances L. Ortolano Griffis; two daughters, Patricia Cavallaro and her fiance Jerry Rigelon, and Mary Weisneck of Hamilton Square; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond Jr. and Marie Griffis of Groveville and Frank Griffis of Hamilton Square; two brothers, Jimmy of Orlando, Fla. and Joe of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren, Raymond Griffis III, Lisa Griffis, Tiffany and Shana Weisneck; and a great-grandson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 this evening at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, with Christian Wake Service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015. 

Charles Heatinger
02/03/99
TRENTON -- Charles Heatinger, 71, died Monday at St. Francis Medical Center here.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong resident.
He worked for Trenton Potteries and was a truck driver for Coca-Cola Foods Co., Hightstown.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and former member of Pennington Road Fire Co.
Son of the late Fred and Emma Sperling Heatinger and brother of the late Lorraine Efaw, he is survived by two sisters, Margaret Burroughs of Hamilton and Laura M. Weise of Hopewell; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the chapel at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrence. 

Margaret Kovacs
02/03/99
TRENTON -- Margaret Paloczy Kovacs, 83, died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services, Yardley, Pa.
Born in Hungary, she lived in Hamilton and in Trenton since 1955.
She was a member of Lorantffy Zsuzsanna Society of Hungarian Reformed Church.
Wife of the late Julius J. Kovacs, she is survived by a sister-in-law, Bertha Miller of Morrisville; a brother-in-law, William Adam of Lambertville; nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hungarian Reformed Church of Trenton with the Rev. Laszlo Ujj, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home, 929 S. Clinton Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hungarian Reformed Church of Trenton, 180 Home Ave., Trenton, N.J. 08611. 

Thomas Lee Jr.
02/03/99
GILFORD, N.H. -- Thomas Garvey Lee Jr., 80, died Jan. 26 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
Born in Atlantic City, N.J., he lived in Fairless Hills, Pa. before moving to Gilford.
He was vice president of Tony Lee and Associates, Trenton, more than 30 years.
He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Lakeport and active in the Boy Scouts in Pennsylvania.
Brother of the late Anna J. Lee, he is survived by his wife, Bertha H. Long Lee of Gilford; a son, Thomas G. Lee of Indianapolis; two daughters, Patricia DeYoung of Melrose, Mass. and Theresa A. Hopewell of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; two brothers, Anthony J. Lee of Mercerville, N.J. and Michael P. Lee of Hallstead, Pa.; a sister, Henrietta Dempsey of Egg Harbor, N.J. and nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of New Hampshire, 456 Beach St., P.O. Box 1014, Manchester, N.H. 03105. 

Wasyl Leskiw
02/03/99
MORRISVILLE, Pa. -- Wasyl Leskiw, 68, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Ukraine, he was a longtime Morrisville resident.
He was retired from C.V. Hill, Trenton.
He was a member of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Son of the late Jakub and Kateryna Dowhan Leskiw, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Aleksandra and Orest Hryhorchuk of Huntingdon Valley, Bohdan and Svitlana Leskiw of Greenville, N.C., Anna and Barry Gaudet of Bristol, Roman and Stacy Leskiw of Farmington, Conn., and Jerry Leskiw of Morrisville; two sisters, Maria Johnke of Hawthorne and Wieslawa Kotlar of Wychoff; two brothers, Ihor Witek of Elmwood Park and Michael Witek of Hawthorne; and two grandchildren, Christina and Andrew Hryhorchuk.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Kutch Funeral Home, 215 Grand St., Trenton.
Liturgy will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Life. 

Esther MacKenzie
02/03/99
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP -- Esther L. Page MacKenzie, 91, died Monday at Masonic Home of New Jersey.
Born in Columbus, she lived in Florida 25 years, Florence, and moved to the Masonic home in 1991.
She operated Tradewinds Apartments, Bonita Springs, Fla. and was a member of Bonita Springs Presbyterian Church.
Wife of the late Robert B., she is survived by a sister, Eleanor Hathaway of Florence; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Page of Burlington and Carrie Page of Pemberton; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington.
Interment will be in Columbus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Richard Michael
02/03/99
TRENTON -- Richard C. Michael, 85, died Friday at Ewing Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in New York City, he lived in Trenton more than 77 years.
He worked for the Kuser family of Princeton many years.
He graduated from Trenton Central High School and studied architectural drawing.
He was a member of King David Lodge 15 and Ophir Consistory 48, becoming commander in chief in 1954; treasurer for Khufu Potentate Hall Committee 12 years; member of Frontiers International Trenton Club and Shiloh Baptist Church, its finance committee and joint board, and treasurer of the board of trustees; member of board of Central YMCA and Carver Central; and Greater Trenton Duplicate Bridge Club.
Son of the late Rev. Charles T. Michael and Elezera Michael and brother of the late William, Gwendolyn and Charles Michael, he is survived by a brother, Alfred Michael of Hebron, Md.; a sister, Clarice Mitchner of New York City; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 340 Calhoun St., with the Rev. Darrell Armstrong, assistant pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church with organizational service at 6:30 p.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Chapel, Trenton. 

Mildred Miller
02/03/99
PRINCETON TOWNSHIP -- Mildred Baylis Miller, 96, died Tuesday at home.
Born in Huntington, N.Y., she lived in Princeton since 1935.
She taught in Lawrence, N.Y., founded the kindergarten at Hewlitt Bay Park, N.Y., and substituted at Miss Fine's Lower School.
She worked at Nassau Street Shop during World War II, volunteered with Princeton Auxiliary for The Medical Center at Princeton and worked for Princeton University football ticket office several seasons.
She graduated from Elmira (N.Y.) College in 1924 and received a master's degree in early childhood education from Columbia University in 1925.
She was a member of the congregation of Princeton University Chapel. She gave to charities and colleges and was honored at the dedication of the new Princeton University stadium.
Wife of the late Robert Carter Miller, mother of the late Thomas Miller and grandmother of the late Fiona Miller, she is survived by a son, Robert C. Miller Jr.; a daughter, Nancy Baylis Miller; and two grandchildren, Ann and Andrew.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Princeton University Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton University Chapel.
Arrangements are by Kimble Funeral Home. 

Phillip Morrison
02/03/99
HAMILTON -- Phillip Thomas Morrison, 27, died Monday at home.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he lived in Newtown, Pa. before moving to Hamilton in 1983.
He worked at Morrison's Liquors, South Broad Street and was a member of Holy Angels Church.
He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1989 and attended Mercer County Community College.
He played ice hockey at Syracuse and Warminster, Pa.
Son of the late Edward Paul Morrison, he is survived by his mother, Lorraine Gallant Morrison of Hamilton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert A. Morrison of Groveville and Edward J. and Nancy of Yardville; a sister, Linda L. Reed of Lynn, Mass.; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Knott's Colonial Home, 2946 S. Broad St.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Angels Church, 1733 S. Broad St.
Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Mary Musciente
02/03/99
TRENTON -- Mary DiVeronica Musciente, 85, died Monday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital here.
Born in Rome, she lived in the West Trenton area most of her life.
She worked at American Tobacco Co. many years and studied secretarial and stenography classes at Rider College.
She was a member of senior citizens club, craft club and Altar Rosary Society of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
Daughter of the late John and Angela Maria Tanzini DiVeronica, wife of the late Pasquale Musciente and sister of the late Joseph and Santina DiVeronica and Rosemary Valeri, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Joan Musciente of Hopewell and John and Carol Musciente of Tennessee ; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela Maria and Kees Geurds, with whom she lived; three sisters, Beatrice Tromino of Levittown, Pa., Angelia Ascough of Hamilton and Antoinette DiVeronica of West Trenton; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
Interment will be in St Mary's Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 9:30 a.m. until Mass at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 72 W. Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, N.J. 08628 or The Morning Star House of Prayer, 312 W. Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, N.J. 08628. 

Stephen Pottish
02/03/99
PLAINSBORO -- Stephen Gary Pottish, 52, died Monday at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Plainsboro 25 years.
He graduated from Staten Island Community College and attended Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.
He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Son of the late Morris and Tillie Pottish, he is survived by a daughter, Brenda Elaine Pottish of Plainsboro; two sisters, Ruth Levine of New York City and Linda D'Aquino of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; his former wife, Cara Pressman of Hamilton; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. today at Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing.
Interment will be in Menorah Gardens, Palm Beach, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Consuelo Rhodes
02/03/99
HOPEWELL -- Consuelo F. Rhodes, 78, died Monday at home.
Born in New York City, she was a longtime resident of Ewing and Hopewell.
She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in fine arts and was an interior designer for W.J. Sloane Co.
She was a charter member and past president of West Trenton Garden Club and member of St. Hilda's Guild of Trinity Cathedral, Trenton.
Daughter of the late Ernest and Ellen Farrow and wife of the late Robert M. Rhodes, she is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Victoria Rhodes of Manchester, Conn., Alexandra of Mount Arlington and Cynthia and Thomas Patterson of Ewing; six grandchildren, Ann Zelinski, Lindsay Elef, Richard and Elizabeth Bailey and Shannon and Scott Patterson.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle, Pennington with the Rev. Virginia Sheay, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Ewing, officiating.
Interment will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be noon until service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Fund of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1620 Prospect St., Trenton, N.J. 08618. 

Major Smith
02/03/99
TRENTON -- Major Smith, 50, died Thursday at Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Born in Barbour County, Eufaula, Ala., he moved to Trenton in 1963.
He served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam.
Son of the late Jacob Smith, he is survived by his mother, Henrietta Smith of Eufaula; a daughter, Marjorie Smith of Trenton; two sons, Christopher Allen Adamczyk of Royal Oak, Mich. and Xavier of Lansing, Mich.; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Myra and Alfred Davall, Mary and Stanley Woodall, Sandra and Leroy Funderberg and Shirley and Frank Stewart, all of Trenton and Gena and Thomas Hoskey of Eufaula; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jacob and Lora Smith of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Richard and Barbara Smith of Montgomery, Ala.; his fiancee, Dolores Adamczyk of Royal Oak, Mich.; and nieces and nephews.
Private funeral service was Sunday at Beams of Heaven Funeral Home, Inkster, Mich.
Interment was in Metropolitan Memorial Garden Cemetery, Bellville, Mich. 

Robert Strubel
02/03/99
EWING -- Robert Stanley Strubel, 3, died Sunday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital, Trenton.
Born in Trenton, he is survived by his parents, Michael A. and Rhonda Bennett Strubel, maternal grandparents Barbara and Gershom Bennett of Willingboro, and paternal grandparents William and Janet Ashenfelter of Ewing.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle, Pennington, with the Rev. Dan Whitner, pastor of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church of Ewing, officiating.
Interment will be at the family's convenience.
Calling hours will be 1 p.m. until service Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children Seashore House, c/o Children's Hospital Foundation Development Department, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-4388. 

Stanley Szkil
02/03/99
MANSFIELD -- Stanley J. Szkil, 77, died Monday at Virtua Health Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly.
Born in Lowell, Mass, he lived in Hamtramck, Mich., and 37 years in Hedding.
He was a retired Air Force captain in the Army Air Forces, serving 1943 to 1964 during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a supply clerk at Fort Dix 13 years.
He was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, Bordentown Knights of Columbus, Opre-Larson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8838, Roebling, and U.S. Air Force Association. He enjoyed sports.
He is survived by his wife, Cornelia Notigan Szkil; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Eileen Szkil of West Chester, Pa. and Michael and Elizabeth Szkil of Green Bay, Wis.; two brothers, Bill Szkil of Sun City, Calif., and Edward Szkil of Hamtramck; four grandchildren, Megan, Mikaila, Andrea and Kevin; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church, Roebling.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m. until service Friday at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling.
Saracusta service will be 9:45 a.m. with the Rev. George David officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church, c/o 7 Ninth Ave., Roebling, N.J. 08554.


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