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Life Story: Beatrice ‘Bid’ Johns, 89; Helped Expand Zimmerli Art Gallery

Life Story: Beatrice ‘Bid’ Johns, 89; Helped Expand Zimmerli Art Gallery

Beatrice Inglee Dewson Johns, “Bid” to her friends and family, died at her Somerset home on Sept. 18 after a series of illnesses. Bid was born in East Orange on Sept. 28, 1927 and raised in the Ridgewood home designed by her father, Inglee Ball Dewson. She was the daughter of Beatrice Mary Campbell Dewson […]

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Life Story: Louise Hague, 86, Lifelong Township Resident

Life Story: Louise Hague, 86, Lifelong Township Resident

Mrs. Louise Hague passed away on Wednesday morning at Somerset Woods Rehabilitation Center in Somerset. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Hague was born in Somerset and was a lifetime resident of Franklin Township . She was a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Hillsborough where she acted as a Eucharistic Minister for many years […]

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Life Story: Charles Weniger, 78; Avid Fisherman, Food Bank Volunteer

Life Story: Charles Weniger, 78; Avid Fisherman, Food Bank Volunteer

Charles Weniger, 78, died Sept. 6  at his home in Monroe. Mr. Weniger was born August 11, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois the son of John and Mary (Walsh) Weniger. He lived in Monroe for six years and was previously from Franklin Township. Charles was a unit coordinator for Rutgers Library Imaging Services, where he worked […]

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Life Story: Lenon Reed, 72; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Lenon Reed, 72; Longtime Township Resident

Lenon Reed, 72, passed away August 22 at Somerset Woods in Somerset. Mr. Reed was born April 17, 1945 in Rosehill, Mississippi, the son of Jessie and Annie May (Barlow) Reed. He relocated and settled in Somerset when he was 10 years old. Lenon was a chemical operator for Akzo Nobel in New Brunswick, where […]

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Life Story: Phulmattie Lakhraj, 74; Long-Time Township Resident

Life Story: Phulmattie Lakhraj, 74; Long-Time Township Resident

Phulmattie Lakhraj passed away on Aug. 31 at St. Peter’s University Medical Center in New Brunswick. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Lakhraj was born in Guyana and came to the United States in 1991. She has resided in Franklin Township since then. She was employed by Quality Cosmetics in Somerset. Mrs. Lakhraj was pre-deceased […]

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Life Story: Hedwig ‘Hedy’ Scibilia, 77; Former Municipal Court Clerk

Life Story: Hedwig ‘Hedy’ Scibilia, 77; Former Municipal Court Clerk

Hedwig “Hedy” Scibilia, 77, passed away surrounded by her family on Aug. 13 at her home in Somerset. Mrs. Scibilia was born Aug. 28, 1939 in Krakow, Poland to the late Frank and Catherine (Baron) Kendryna. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1944 and grew up in Newark. She lived in Highland Park and New […]

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Life Story: Marion Pritchard, 96; Former Rutgers Bookkeeper

Life Story: Marion Pritchard, 96; Former Rutgers Bookkeeper

Marion Pritchard passed away on August 4 at her daughter’s home in Somerset. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Pritchard was born in the Bronx, NY . She grew up there and married and shortly after, moved to Somerset in 1960. She has resided there since. Mrs. Pritchard was employed by Rutgers University as a […]

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Life Story: Arnold Vernick, 84; Former Environmental Commission Chairman

Life Story: Arnold Vernick, 84; Former Environmental Commission Chairman

Arnold Vernick passed away on July 22 following a long illness. He was 84 years old. Born in in Jackson Heights, NY, Arnold resided with his family in Elizabeth  and River Vale before retiring to Franklin Township 13 years ago. Mr. Vernick graduated from Queens College, went on to Columbia University for his Civil Engineering […]

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Life Story: Eleanor Ubry, 88; Founding Parishioner Of St. Matthias

Life Story: Eleanor Ubry, 88; Founding Parishioner Of St. Matthias

Mrs. Eleanor Ubry passed away on July 21 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Ubry was born in New Brunswick and was a longtime resident of Franklin Township. She relocated to Gastonia, North Carolina about 10 years ago. She was a founding parishioner of St. Matthias church in Somerset. Mrs. Ubry […]

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Life Story: Lois Karlin, 81; Worked As Dental Hygienist

Life Story: Lois Karlin, 81; Worked As Dental Hygienist

Lois Karlin passed away on July 22, 2017 at The Parker Home in Piscataway. She was 81 years old. Mrs. Karlin was born in Brooklyn and lived for many years in Long Island before moving to Somerset. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for many years. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Karlin and […]

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