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Former FHS Football Coach, Athletic Director, Patrick Dolan Dies At 82

Former FHS Football Coach, Athletic Director, Patrick Dolan Dies At 82

Patrick Dolan, the long-time Franklin High School football coach and athletic director, died Oct. 24 at the age of 82. Dolan lived in Arden Courts of Yardley, Pa. at the time of his death. In his 10 years as the FHS football Warriors head coach, from 1962 to 1972, Dolan amassed a record of 27 […]

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Life Story: George Kraft, 90; Former Elizabeth Avenue Fire Co. Chief

Life Story: George Kraft, 90; Former Elizabeth Avenue Fire Co. Chief

George Kraft, 90, passed away on Oct. 25, at his home in Somerset, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Kraft was born February 3, 1927 in Somerville to the late Edmund and Mary (Carroll) Kraft. He and his wife Mill married in Somerville on November 5, 1949. In 1957, they moved to Somerset where they […]

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Life Story: Angela Palmitessa Leccese, 108; Former Somerset Resident

Life Story: Angela Palmitessa Leccese, 108; Former Somerset Resident

Angela Palmitessa Leccese passed away on Tuesday at Ashley River Plantation Nursing Home in Charleston, S.C. at the age of 108. She was born in Jersey City to James and Maria (Lacitignola) Palmitessa and lived in North Bergen as a child. Once she married she and her husband Frank moved to Milltown. The young couple […]

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Life Story: Marilyn Kluberspies, 77; Daughter Is Township Resident

Life Story: Marilyn Kluberspies, 77; Daughter Is Township Resident

Marilyn Kluberspies passed away on Oct. 9 at her home in North Brunswick with her loving family by her side. She was 77 years old. Mrs. Kluberspies was born in Queens and lived there as a child. After marrying her neighbor, she and her husband Frank moved to North Brunswick about 45 years ago as […]

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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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