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Life Story: Sondra Harbus, 79; NYC Education Official

Life Story: Sondra Harbus, 79; NYC Education Official

Sondra Harbus, 79, died October 18 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Sondra was born July 10, 1941 in Bronx, New York to the late Samuel and Pauline Sage. She lived in Staten Island for the majority of her life before retiring and finding a new community in Somerset. Sondra earned her […]

Life Story: Rosemarie Gessner, 56; Pursued Travel Career

Life Story: Rosemarie Gessner, 56; Pursued Travel Career

Rosemarie Gessner of East Brunswick passed away suddenly at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick on October 15. She was 56. The youngest of six children, Rosemarie was a fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed going to the games with her brothers. She also enjoyed watching race car driving, camping, […]

Life Story: Yetta Cowen, 87; Former School Teacher

Life Story: Yetta Cowen, 87; Former School Teacher

Mrs. Yetta Cowen passed away on October 9 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Cowen was born in Manhattan and lived there as a child. She resided for many years in Plainfield and north Plainfield where she raised her family and had a career as a school […]

Life Story: Jean Hambling, 91; Niece Lives In Somerset

Life Story: Jean Hambling, 91; Niece Lives In Somerset

Mrs. Jean Hambling passed away on September 28, 2020. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Hambling was born in Irvington and worked for many years at Bristol Myers in Newark for over 30 years. She was a member of United Methodist Church and a member of the Elizabeth Avenue Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Hembling was predeceased […]

Life Story: George Moritz, 94; Daughter Lives In Somerset

Life Story: George Moritz, 94; Daughter Lives In Somerset

George Moritz, 94, passed into eternal heaven on September 23, 2020 with his loving children at his side. George (Iggy) was born in Teaneck, NJ. He graduated from NYU with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was the owner of Naumer Electric Company in New York City for many years. During this time he married […]

Life Story: James Edward Tucker, 48; Car Salesman

Life Story: James Edward Tucker, 48; Car Salesman

James Edward Tucker, of Somerset, passed away at home on September 21. He was 48. Born in Roanoke, Virginia and raised in Montgomery, West Virginia, he also lived in Alabama before moving to Somerset in 1996. James worked in car sales for various dealerships throughout the central New Jersey area. He loved grilling, photography and […]

Life Story: Saverio ‘Sam’ Donato, 78; Owned New Brunswick Housewreckers And Salvage

Life Story: Saverio ‘Sam’ Donato, 78; Owned New Brunswick Housewreckers And Salvage

Saverio (Sam) Donato of Somerset died peacefully in his home September 3. He was 78. Born in New Brunswick, Sam was the third generation owner of a family business, New Brunswick Housewreckers and Salvage Co., until his retirement in 2000. Sam lived a full and colorful life filled with the things he loved. He was […]

Life Story: Stefano ‘Steven’ Patti, 80; Owned Alfredo’s Restaurant

Life Story: Stefano ‘Steven’ Patti, 80; Owned Alfredo’s Restaurant

Stefano “Steven” Patti, of Somerset passed away on August 29th at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 80. Born in Ribera, Sicily, he immigrated to the United States in 1971, settling in Staten Island, New York before moving to Somerset in 1982. Steven owned Alfredo’s Restaurant on Easton Avenue in […]

Life Story: Zahir Baksh, 61; Guyanese Native

Life Story: Zahir Baksh, 61; Guyanese Native

Zahir Baksh, 61, of Somerset, passed away August 30 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. Born in Georgetown, Guyana he migrated to the United States in 1977 settling first in New Brunswick, then Piscataway before moving to Somerset 18 years ago. Zahir worked as an Underground Construction Supervisor for PSE&G – Somerset for […]

Life Story: Thomas ‘Tommy’ Peterson, 61; Auto Mechanic, Plumber

Life Story: Thomas ‘Tommy’ Peterson, 61; Auto Mechanic, Plumber

Thomas “Tommy” Peterson, 61, passed away on August 26 at his home in New Brunswick. Mr. Peterson was born July 16, 1959 in New Brunswick to the late Emil and Frances (Melnick) Peterson. He was a lifelong resident of Somerset and New Brunswick. Tommy had been a talented self-employed auto mechanic and plumber for many […]

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