Plainfield, N.J. Courier-News, Friday, October 1, 1954
Milton R. Smith
Annandale - Funeral services for Milton R. Smith, 84, of West St.,
retired farmer, who died Tuesday (Sept. 28, 1954) in Elizabeth General
Hospital where he had been a patient for a week, will be held today
p.m. at the Naughright Funeral Home, High Bridge. The Rev. F.
Langwith, pastor of Annandale Reformed Church, will officiate.
Interment will be in the cemetery adjoining Lebanon Methodist Church.
Surviving are his widow, the former Annabelle Smith; four daughters,
sister, nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Smith
retired from farming nine years ago after operating a farm near Bray's
Hill for more than 30 years.
Plainfield N.J. Courier-News, Friday, October 1, 1954
Mrs. John V. Wells
Mrs. Myrtle Marjorie Stranzenbach Wells, wife of John V. Wells of 27
Everett Pl., died yesterday (Sept. 30, 1954) at Muhlenberg Hospital.
Born in North Plainfield 41 years ago, she had lived there the last
years and before that in the borough.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Edward Stranzenbach of Martinsville;
a brother, Fred Stranzenbach of Rahway; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Gutman
Westfield and Mrs. Henry Maritz of Martinsville.
Services will be at the Memorial Funeral Home Sunday at 3 p.m. in charge
of Dr. John Y. Broek of Trinity Reformed Church. Burial will
be in the
Bound Brook Cemetery Monday morning. Friends may call at the
home after 12 noon tomorrow.
Daniel J. McCarthy
Bernardsville - Daniel J. McCarthy, 8 Olcott Ave., park superintendent
here, died yesterday (Sept. 30, 1954) in All Souls Hospital, Morristown,
after a short illness.
He was the husband of Margaret McInerney McCarthy. Born in Limerick,
Ireland, he came to the United States in 1912. He was a member
Lady of Perpetual Help Church, the Holy Name Society, and Knights of
Other survivors are: a daughter, Miss Mary McCarthy at home; two
brothers, Thomas of New York and William of Astoria, L.I. Another
Daniel Jr., was killed in World War 2.
Services will be held Monday 9:20 a.m. at Gallaway and Crane Funeral
Home, 9 Church St., followed by a Solemn High Requiem Mass at 10 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Interment will be at Holy Cross cemetery at Basking Ridge.
Frank W. Mastrian
Westfield - Frank W. Mastrian, 640 North Ave. West, died this morning
(Oct. 1, 1954) in Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield, after a brief
illness. He was the husband of Mrs. Alice Mauser Mastrian.
He was born in Westfield and had lived here all his life. He
member of the Local 675, I.B.E.W. of Elizabeth, and had been an
elecricican all his life. He was a member of the First Baptist
Also surviving are two sons, Frank J. Mastrian of 1341 Sunnyside Pl.,
Plainfield, and William Joseph with the Air Force in Bermuda; two
brothers, James Mastrian, 1215 George St., and Michael Mastrian, 1230
Front St., both Plainfield; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Shirley of Los
Angeles, Mrs. Joseph Valentino, 188 Terrill Rd., Scotch Plains, and
Edith Mastrian 723 Arlington Ave., Plainfield.
His mother, Mrs. Joseph Mastrian, also lives at 188 Terrill Rd., Scotch
Funeral services will be held in Gray's Funeral Home Monday at 10:30
a.m. with the Rev. Robert E. Gates Jr. of the First Baptist Church
officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Herman Hageman
South Bound Brook - Mrs. Leona Hodge Hageman, 67, 130 Clinton St.,
yesterday (Sept. 30, 1954) at her home. She was the wife of Herman
Mrs. Hageman was a member of the Reformed Church and president of its
Women's Bible Class. She was also a member of the LAS, YMA Auxiliary
the church and Bound Brook Chapter 94, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Harold A. Hageman
Wilmington, Del., and Maurice H. Hageman of Hightstown; a daughter,
Henry Vogel of Lake Worth, Fla.; a brother, Leonard H. Hodge, 1522
Fourth St., Plainfield, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the
Taggart-Chamberlain Funeral Home, Bound Brook. In charge will
Rev. Daniel U. Smith, pastor of the Reformed Church, and the Rev. L.L.
Leaver, retired pastor. Interment will be in Bound Brook Cemetery.
Somerset (NJ) Messenger-Gazette, October 14, 1954
BRIDGEWATER - Israel Meltzer, 69, of Mount Bethel road, Warrenville,
suffered a fatal heart attack about 7:30 a.m. yesterday and died in
car in the lane of the Abram V.N. Powelson farm, Route 206, north of
Mr. Meltzer, a catle (sic) dealer, had driven to the Powelson place
talk with the farmer about a matter of business. He had parked
and was talking with men at the barn when he suddenly complained of
feeling ill. Mr. Powelson phoned immediately for the Somerville
The Warren Township man expired before the squad and State Trooper
Conti reached the farm. County Physician D.T. Russo of Raritan
death was caused by heart disease.
Mr. Meltzer was a native of Poland, coming to the United States about
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Meltzer, and a daughter, Mrs.
Gertrude Ansel of Plainfield.
The body was removed to the Higgins Funeral Home in Plainfield.
Mrs. Stewart Sutton
BERNARDSVILLE - Mrs. Barbara Schaefer Sutton, 42, wife of Stewart K.
Sutton of Essex avenue, died Thursday in Community Medical Center,
Boonton, after a long illness. Mrs. Sutton had lived here since
Besides her husband, Mrs. Sutton is survived by three children, Barbara
Anne, Stewart and Joseph Sutton, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Margaret
Schaefer of Erwinna, Pa., two brothers, Peter Schafer(sic) of Erwinna
and Frank Schaefer of Little York, Pa., and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret
Palmieri of Union City and Mrs. Ann Fehrman of Milford.
Services were held Sunday at the Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
Rev. Frederick E. Jenkins, pastor of Bernardsville Methodist Church,
officiating. Interment was in Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham.
Mrs. Clinton Dutcher
BOUND BROOK - Mrs. Florence Van Doren Dutcher of 329 Hamilton street
died Monday at the Hamilton Nursing Home, New Brunswick. She
widow of Clinton Dutcher.
Mrs. Dutcher was a member of the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church and
Surviving are two grandchildren, Allen Dutcher of Fort Meade, Md.,
Miss Carol Dutcher of this place; a sister, Miss Estelle Van Doren
this place, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews.
Services were held yesterday at the Taggart-Chamberlain Funeral Home,
the Rev. Carlton Allen, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment was in Bound Brook Cemetery.
Mrs. Newton Brown
BASKING RIDGE - Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, 88, a native of this place and
resident until 40 years ago, died Monday at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Ralph Dobocq of Long Island, after a long illness. She was the
of Newton E. Brown, who died in 1912.
Besides Mrs. Dobocq, Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, John N. Brown
Long Island; two other daughters, Mrs. Chancellor Mackeown of New York
and Mrs. H.C. Balke of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two great
grandchildren, and two sisters , Mrs. M.L. Connolly and Miss Nettie
Allen, both of this place.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, the
Rev. William Felmeth, pastor, officiating. Interment will be
RARITAN - William J. Mansfield, 49, of 111 First avenue, former
president of Federal Labor Union 21626, AFofL, at the Manville plant
Johns-Manville Corporation, died Sunday in Somerset Hospital after
Mr. Mansfield was a lifelong resident of this place and had been
employed at Johns-Manville as a section man in the tile plant.
He was a
member of Somerset Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Loretta
Basilone of this place; two grandchildren; two brothers, Police Sergeant
James Mansfield of Plainfield and Thomas Mansfield of Colorado, and
sister, Sister Loretta of Holy Ghost Hospital, Cambridge, Mass.
Services were held yesterday at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville,
St. Bernard's Church, where a mass of requiem was celebrated.
was in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
William A. Rickborn
FRANKLIN - William A. Rickborn, 62, of Cedar Grove road, a farmer,
unexpectedly Saturday at his home.
Mr. Rickborn was born in Tappan, N.Y., and had been a resident of this
township 25 years. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving is a brother, Edward Rickborn of Cedar Grove road.
Services were held yesterday at the Taggart-Chamberlain Funeral Home,
Bound Brook, the Rev. Daniel U. Smith, pastor of the South Bound Brook
Reformed Church officiating. Interment was in the Tappan Reformed
FAR HILLS - Charles D'Epagnier, 78, of Peapack road died Monday in
Souls Hospital, Morristown, from injuries suffered in a fall at his
A native of New York, Mr. D'Epagnier was a retired farmer and had been
employed for a number of years on the Schley estate. He was sexton
St. Elizabeth's Church here.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delia Carey D'Epagnier; two sons, Charles
D'Epagnier Jr., at home and John D'Epagnier of Silver Springs, Md.;
daughter, Mrs. Thomas Gill of this place and 11 grandchildren.
Services were held yesterday at the Bailey Funeral Home,
Peapack-Gladstone, and in St. Elizabeth's Church, where a requiem high
mass was celebrated. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking
Mrs. Irla A. Brennan
Mrs. Irla A. Brennan, 75, of West End avenue, Bridgewater Township
violations and court clerk and mother of Miss Kathryn Brennan,
children's librarian at the Somerville Public Library, died Sunday
her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Brennan was the wife of Daniel T. Brennan, a member of the New
City police force who died in 1949 from an illness brought on by
injuries received in the line of duty.
For the past several months Mrs. brennan had been on sick leave from
duties as violations and court clerk as the result of a heart ailment
which had hospitalized her early this Summer. She had been recovering
A native of Chatham, N.Y., Mrs. Brennan was a registered nurse.
a graduate of Bellevue Hospital, New York City. She and her husband
moved to Bridgewater in 1925 although Mr. Brennan continued as a member
of the New York police force until 1940.
Mrs. Brennan was named Bridgewater violations clerk in 1949 and became
court clerk the following year.
Miss Brennan is her mother's only survivor.
Services were held Tuesday at the Maxwell Funeral Home, Dr. David R.
Evans, pastor of the First Reformed Church, officiating. Interment
in New Cemetery.
Mrs. Felice Salvatore
BOUND BROOK - Mrs. Giovanna Salvatore, 67, of 410 Park place, widow
Felice Salvatore, died Sunday night at her home after an illness of
Mrs. Salvatore had been a resident of the borough 26 years and was
member of the Risveglio Society.
Surviving are two sons, Frank and Daniel Salvatore; a daughter, Mrs.
Daniel Sarlo, and two grandchildren, all of the borough.
Services were held yesterday at the Conroy Funeral Home and St. Joseph's
Church, where a mass of requiem was celebrated. Interment was
Joseph's Cemetery, Bridgewater Township.
RARITAN - John Salzani, 84, of 20 Second avenue, retired mail clerk
the borough Post Office, died Saturday at Somerset Hospital after a
Mr. Salzani was a native of Italy. He came to this country 55
and had been a resident of Raritan 47 years. His wife, Josephine
Salzani, died last year.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Pinto and Miss Irma Salzani,
both of this place; two grandchildren, and a brother in Italy.
Services were held Tuesday in the Bongiovi Funeral Home and St. Ann's
Church, where a mass of requiem was celebrated by the Rev. Charles
Cavera, pastor. Interment was in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Miss Dorothy Zarecki
RARITAN - Miss Dorothy Zarecki, 24, of 75 First avenue, died Monday
night at Somerset Hospital, where she had been a patient since August
when she underwent surgery.
A week ago Tuesday a vain effort to save Miss Zarecki's life was made
when State Police rushed a rare type of blood needed for a transfusion
from Princeton and Muhlenberg hospitals.
Miss Zarecki is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Zarecki; four
brothers, Walter, Stephen and Edward Zarecki and Michael Petryczanko,
and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Gattone, Mrs. Helen Orlando, Mrs. Mildred
Reynolds and Mrs. Agnes Sanborn, all of this place.
Services will be held today at 9 a.m. at the Hannon Funeral Home and
9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Manville. Interment will be in
Mrs. Martha Haver Carlisle
Mrs. Martha Haver Carlisle, 85, a native of the borough, died yesterday
at Berkeley Hall Nursing Home, Berkeley Heights, where she had been
patient five years.
Mrs. Carlisle's first husband was Emory Haver, who died in 2933 (sic-most
probably 1933). Her second husband, John P. Carlisle, died in
A daughter of the late Robert and Sarah McConaughy Waldron, Mrs.
Carlisle had resided in the Somerville area from birth until becoming
ill. Her last place of residence was on Altamont place. She was
member of the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. Haver of Westfield and Wilson E.
of Plainfield; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Voorhees
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Sutphen Funeral Home,
the Rev. Archibald N. Smith, former pastor of the First Methodist
Church, officiating. Interment will be in New Cemetery.
Plainfield N.J. Courier-News, Friday, October 15, 1954
Mrs. Fanny Lichtenstein
Somerville - Mrs. Fanny Lichtenstein, 80, of 15 S. Doughty Ave., died
yesterday (Oct 14, 1954) at Somerset Hospital after a short illness.
She had been a resident here for 42 years. Her husband, Phillip,
She was a member of the Congregation Anshe Chesed. Services will
held at 10 a.m. in the Sutphen Funeral Home. Rabbi Issac Wasserman
Congregation Anshe Chesed will officiate. Interment will be in
congregational Cemetery, Bridgewater Township.
Mrs. Kathrin Benedick
Neshanic - Mrs. Kathrin Benedick, 52, of Zion Rd., died yesterday (Oct
14, 1954). She was a native of Czechoslovakia.
Surviving are two sons, Frank of Neshanic, and Martin, with the Air
Force in Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Cusick
Funeral Home, Somerville, with the Rev. Robert G. Petersen of the Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church of Somerville, officiating. Interment
follow in Neshanic Cemetery.
Mrs. Josephine Ross
Somerville - Mrs. Josephine K. Ross of 165 W. Cliff St. died at her
residence yesterday (Oct. 14, 1954). She was 66.
Surviving are two sons, William Ross, New Brunswick, and James Ross,
home; four daughters, Mrs. Richard McKiernan, Somerville; Mrs. Rene
Williams, Pottersville; Josephine and Charlotte Ross at home; a sister,
Mrs. Beatrice Stebbins of Allentown, Pa; a brother, Edward H. Cole
Philadelphia; and seven grandchildren. She was the widow of the
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. from the Maxwell
Funeral Home with the Rev. David R. Evans, pastor of the First Reformed
Church, of which Mrs. Ross was a member, officiating. Interment
in the New Cemetery.
Miss Isabel Wilson
Miss Isabel Wilson, 90, of 727 E. Front St., died yesterday (Oct. 14,
1954) at her home after a lengthy illness. She was a resident
Plainfield for one year, coming here from Brooklyn, her native city.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Fanny Tuttle, at home; three nephews,
Howard, Nelson, and Everett Boise, all of Plainfield, and four nieces.
Funeral services will be private at All Souls Unitarian Church, Park
Ave., tomorrow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Mortimer Gessner, pastor,
officiating. Interment will be private under direction of A.M.
Runyon & Son "Home for Services.
Death of infant.
Marie Moculski, three days old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moculski,
died on Friday morning at the home of the parents just southeast of town.
Funeral services were held at the late home on Saturday afternoon and interment
was made in Rural Hill Cemetery by funeral director J. R. Alpaugh."
[Whitehouse Review, Tuesday, December 14, 1926, p. 1.]
Child was buried first at Rural Hill, then moved to Somerville after
her father died and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.