Miscellaneous Union County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Catherine Jeffrey Mowen
Catherine Jeffrey Mowen, 94, of Westfield died on Saturday, March 7, at Union Hospital in Union. A native of Torrington, Connecticut, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and had studied at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She had been a teacher of French and Latin at high schools in Connecticut and New Jersey and was later employed as a home instructor by the Westfield Board of Education and as a foreign language tutor. Mrs. Mowen was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Westfield. Surviving are her husband, Clarence ?Chick? H. Mowen; two daughters, Eleanor Kovach of Wilmington, Delaware and Carol Jordan of Willington, Connecticut; four grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church located at 125 Elmer Street in Westfield. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street, in Westfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Congregational Church of Westfield. March 19, 1998

Paul R. Jones, Sr., 83 
Paul R. Jones, Sr., 83, of Westfield died on Saturday, March 14, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Jones had lived in Syracuse, New York and Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania before moving to Westfield in 1960. He had been Vice President and Actuary for Gates McDonald in New York City for 42 years prior to retiring in 1985. He had received an Associate?s Degree in Business from Ohio State University in Columbus. Mr. Jones was on the Legislative Committee of the American Association of Retired Persons of New Jersey and assisted senior citizens in filing their taxes. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Helen Jones. Surviving are his daughter, Carol Jones; two sons, Paul Jones, Jr. and Jeffrey Jones; a sister, Katherine Outcalt, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 17, at the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue, Westfield. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Helen?s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. March 19, 1998

John J. Schettino
John J. Schettino, 76, of Fanwood died on Friday, March 13, in Union Hospital. Born in Newark, he had lived in Plainfield before moving to Fanwood in 1954. Mr. Schettino had been the Postmaster of Short Hills from 1966 until his retirement in 1983. He simultaneously served as Postmaster of Fanwood from 1966 to 1972. From 1949 to 1966, he had been the health officer for Plainfield. Mr. Schettino was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post No. 209 of Scotch Plains. Surviving are his wife, Joanne Schettino; two daughters, Judith A. Schettino and Janet M. Sully, and three grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, March 17, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Arrangements were handled by the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains. March 19, 1998

Mary L. Frank, 90 
Mary L. Frank, 90, of Fanwood died on Thursday, March 12, in Villa Maria in North Plainfield. Born in Jersey City, she had lived in Deal and Basking Ridge before moving to Fanwood in 1995. Mrs. Frank had been a telephone operator for the Cunard Shipping Company in New York for many years prior to retiring in 1955. Surviving are a daughter, Clare Egan; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, March 14, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Arrangements were handled by the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains. March 19, 1998

E. Margaret Burgess 
E. Margaret Burgess, 88, of Shirley, New York, formerly of Scotch Plains, died on Tuesday, March 10, at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York Born in Paterson, she had lived in Scotch Plains for many years before moving to Shirley two years ago. She was a homemaker and a hairdresser. Mrs. Burgess was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Scotch Plains. Her husband, Charles Burgess, died in 1995. Surviving are a son, C. Walter Burgess of Neshanic Station; a daughter, Phoebe Sharkey of Warren; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 13, at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, 07076. March 19, 1998

Charles Anderson
Charles Anderson, 93, Was Executive; Member of U. S. Golf Association Charles W. Anderson, 93, of Westfield died on Thursday, March 12, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born on November 24, 1904 in Brooklyn, he was the son of August and Augusta Anderson. Mr. Anderson began working at the age of 14 and continued through college at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a degree in chemical engineering. Following graduation, he had been a research chemist for Standard Oil of New York for two years. He later joined Talhurst Machine Works, a division of American Machine and Metals, Inc., becoming a sales manager within five years. He was named Executive Vice President of the company in 1947 and became President in 1956. In 1961, the firm?s name and corporate identity changed to Amatek, Inc. Mr. Anderson, who was honored in 1962 with a Horatio Alger Award for his career with the company, retired after 40 years in 1968. He was an active member of the Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield since 1949 and was a member of the United States Golf Association. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Linnea Anderson in 1995, and his brother, O. Y. Anderson, a Lutheran minister. Surviving are a daughter, Charlotte A. Abell of Novelty, Ohio; three grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, in the Chapel of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children?s Specialized Hospital or The Presbyterian Church. March 19, 1998

Eva B. Ballin, 89 
Eva B. Ballin, 89, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Westfield, died on Thursday, March 12. She was born in Patterson, New York. Mrs. Ballin was predeceased by her husband, Samuel S. Ballin, in 1990. Surviving are a son, Norman Ballin; a daughter, Harriet Chenitz; two brothers, Seman Richmond and Louis Richmond; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 17, at the Gutterman- Warheit Memorial Chapel in Boca Raton. Interment took place at Star of David Cemetery in North Lauderdale, Florida. March 19, 1998

Josephine P. Rudd
Josephine P. Rudd, 64, of Scotch Plains died on Wednesday, March 11, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Born in New York City, she had moved to Scotch Plains in 1964. Mrs. Rudd was a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School in New York, and of Union County College in Cranford, where she earned an associate degree in business administration. She was the Chief Administrative Clerk for Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights for 28 years. Earlier, Mrs. Rudd had been a legal secretary for the Lord, Day and Lord law firm in New York City and then for the Mead, Gleason-Hansen Y. Pantagis law firm in Newark. She was an officer of the Mount St. Mary Mercy Guild and a volunteer at Mount St. Mary?s McAuley Hall, both of Watchung, and a volunteer for the Girl Scouts in Scotch Plains. Surviving are her husband, Willard F. Rudd; a daughter, Kathleen R. Orndorff, and two sisters, Kathleen Trenchak and Harriet S. Wall. A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, March 16, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Arrangements were handled by the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains. March 19, 1998

Mary C. Goss, 67 
Mary C. Goss, 67, of the Meyersville section of Long Hill Township died on Friday, March 13, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in East Orange, Mrs. Goss had lived in Meyersville for 33 years. She attended St. Elizabeth?s College and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Seton Hall University in South Orange. Mrs. Goss was associated with her husband in the Robert B. Goss Realty Agency in Manville for 15 years. She was a member of the Republican Club and the Senior Citizens Club in Long Hill. Surviving are her husband, Robert B. Goss; four sisters, Anne Mederer of Fanwood, Veronica Kelly of Riverside, Illinois, Catherine Shea of Skokie, Illinois, and Margaret Kain of New York City, and a brother, Joseph J. McHugh of Parsippany. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 16, at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home in Gillette. Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Hill First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 145, Gillette, 07933. March 19, 1998

Kenneth W. Hanlon, 75 
Kenneth W. Hanlon, 75, of Watchung died on Tuesday, March 10, at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. Born in Bayonne, he had lived in Jersey City and Mountainside before moving to Watchung 29 years ago. Mr. Hanlon had been an executive at L.E. Carpenter, a division of Dayco, in Wharton for 26 years before retiring in 1985. He served in the United States Army during World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from New York University. Mr. Hanlon was a master mason at Hoboken Lodge No. 35, a member of St. Mary?s Stony Hill Roman Catholic Church in Watchung, the national secretary for the 11th Armored Division Association and founder of its New Jersey chapter, and a past member of the Watchung Optimist Club. He was predeceased by his wife, Helene Diserens Hanlon, in 1996. Surviving are a son, Wayne Hanlon of Watchung and a grandchild. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, 1275 York Avenue, New York, 10021. March 19, 1998

William McJames, 77
Merck Retiree; Helped Liberate Philippine Islands Mary J. Geremia, 84, Rosarian; Active in Leisure Knoll Programs William C. McJames, 77, of Westfield died on Thursday, March 12, at home. Born in Brooklyn, he had lived in South Orange before moving to Westfield in 1959. Mr. McJames graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1943 with a degree in chemical engineering. He had been a chemical engineer for Merck and Company in Rahway for 35 years prior to retiring in 1985. Mr. McJames served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy aboard the USS Boston in the Asiatic Pacific, and participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands. Surviving are two sons, Bill McJames and Scott McJames; a sister, Helen Hill, and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 17, in The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Arrangements were handled by the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue, Westfield. March 19, 1998

Marie C. Megless, 86 
Marie C. Megless, 86, of Scotch Plains died on Saturday, March 14, in the Ashbrook Nursing Home in Scotch Plains. Born in Elizabeth, she had lived in Roselle Park for 50 years before moving to Scotch Plains three years ago. Mrs. Megless was a member of the Rosary Society of the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption, the St. Anne?s and the St. Theresa?s Clubs of St. Adalbert?s Roman Catholic Church in Elizabeth and the Senior Citizens of Roselle Park and Scotch Plains. Surviving are two daughters, Theresa A. Gatto and Patricia A. Megless. A Funeral Mass was offered yesterday, Wednesday, March 18, in the Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park, following the funeral from the Mastapeter Suburban in Roselle Park. March 19, 1998

Josephine Internicola 
Josephine Internicola, 66, of Woodbridge, formerly of Scotch Plains, died on Saturday, March 14, at home. Born in Manhattan, she had lived in Long Island and Scotch Plains before moving to Woodbridge in 1983. Surviving are her husband, Salvatore Internicola; a son, Anthony Internicola; a daughter, Phyllis Internicola; a brother, Richard Vella, and two grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was offered yesterday, Wednesday, March 18, in St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Arrangements were under the direction of the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains. March 19, 1998

Marion Kurtz 
Marion Kurtz of Mountainside died on Wednesday, March 11, in the Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. Born in Austria, she had lived in Springfield before moving to Mountainside a year ago. Mrs. Kurtz was a member of Hadassah and the Senior League of Temple Beth Ahm of Springfield Surviving are a daughter, Francine Karl; a son, Jerrold Kurtz; a brother, Sydney Heller; a sister, Shirley Schorr; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 13, in the Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge. Arrangements were handled by the Menorah Chapels at Millburn in Union. March 19, 1998

John J. Jankowski
John J. Jankowski, 83, Retired Mechanic, World War Veteran, Awarded Bronze Star John J. Jankowski, 83, of Fanwood died on Monday, March 16, at home. Born in Tresckow, Pennsylvania, Mr. Jankowski had lived in Jersey City before moving to Fanwood in 1961. He had been a maintenance machinist for the Crucible Steel Company of America in Harrison for 31 years, retiring in 1973. Mr. Jankowski was a United States Army veteran of World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church in Plainfield and American Legion Post No. 209 in Scotch Plains. He was predeceased by his wife, Clara Jankowski, in 1989. Surviving are a brother, Joseph J. Jankowski of Newport Richie, Florida, and two sisters, Frances Kostecki of Bayside, New York and Florence Bartoszek of Jersey City. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood, followed by a Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on West 7th Street in Plainfield at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the individual?s choice. March 19, 1998

Mary J. Geremia
Mary J. Geremia, 84, Rosarian; Active in Leisure Knoll Programs William C. McJames, 77, of Westfield died on Thursday, March 12, at home. Born in Brooklyn, he had lived in South Orange before moving to Westfield in 1959. Mr. McJames graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1943 with a degree in chemical engineering. He had been a chemical engineer for Merck and Company in Rahway for 35 years prior to retiring in 1985. Mr. McJames served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy aboard the USS Boston in the Asiatic Pacific, and participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands. Surviving are two sons, Bill McJames and Scott McJames; a sister, Helen Hill, and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 17, in The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Arrangements were handled by the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue, Westfield. March 19, 1998 Mary J. Geremia, 84, of Manchester Township died on Monday, March 9, in the West Windsor home of her son, James V. Geremia. Born in Newark, she had lived in Westfield and Rome, Italy, before moving to Manchester in 1978. Mrs. Geremia was a member of the Rosary Society of St. John?s Roman Catholic Church in Lakehurst. She was also a member of Deborah, the Theater, the Travel Club and the Knollaires, all of Leisure Knoll in Manchester Township. Also surviving are another son, Robert A. Geremia; a sister, Lillian Garry; a brother, Charles Sabatino, and three grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was offered on Thursday, March 12, in St. John?s Church. Arrangements were handled by the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home in Lakehurst. March 19, 1998

William Quadenfield 
William E. Quadenfield, 78, of Westfield died on Tuesday, March 10, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Born in Roselle, he had lived there prior to moving to Westfield in 1956. Mr. Quadenfield had been an accountant for Exxon Oil Company in New York for many years before retiring in 1964. Surviving is his wife, Ruth Quadenfield. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 14, in the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue in Cranford. March 19, 1999

David L. King, 57 
David L. King, 57, of Scotch Plains died on Thursday, March 12, at home. Born in Cranford, he had lived in Roselle before moving to Scotch Plains in 1976. Mr. King was a 1972 graduate of the New York Institute of Technology in New York City. He was a senior systems consulting engineer for the IBM Corporation in New York and New Jersey for 30 years. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1965. Mr. King was a trustee and usher at St. Mark?s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cranford, where he was also a member of the Men?s Club and Men?s Chorus. Surviving are three brothers, Robert H. King, Charles C. King and Levi King, Jr. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 17, in St. Mark?s Church. Arrangements were handled by the G.G. Woody Funeral Home in Roselle. March 19, 1998
 
 


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