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Life Story: John Paul Bednar, 88; Army Vet, High School Teacher

Life Story: John Paul Bednar, 88; Army Vet, High School Teacher

John Paul Bednar, 88, passed away on January 31 at his home in Somerset with his wife at his side. John was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and moved to Somerset in 1966. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, […]

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Life Story: Charlotte M. Wylie, 78; Was Snuffy’s Waitress

Life Story: Charlotte M. Wylie, 78; Was Snuffy’s Waitress

Mrs. Charlotte Wylie passed away on Jan. 26 at her home in Somerset. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Wylie was born in Perth Amboy and lived in North Brunswick before moving to Somerset in 2000. She was a graduate of Perth Amboy High School and attended Rutgers University. She worked as a waitress for many […]

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Life Story: James Kahora, 74; MCC Golf, Basketball Coach

Life Story: James Kahora, 74; MCC Golf, Basketball Coach

Mr. James Kahora passed away on Jan. 25 at the Parker Home in Monroe. He was 74 years old. Mr. Kahora was born in Carteret, and lived in South Plainfield before moving to Somerset. He graduated from South Plainfield High School, where he excelled in athletics. He went on to Westchester University, where he played baseball […]

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Life Story: William Shanahan, 83; Native Of Brooklyn

Life Story: William Shanahan, 83; Native Of Brooklyn

Mr. William G. Shanahan passed away Friday January 20th, 2017 surrounded by family at the Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough. He was 83 years old. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Edward P Shanahan Jr. and Sally (Burns) Shanahan, William graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan, and from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City with […]

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Life Story: Fu-Yii Jim Wound, 74; Distinguished Pharmaceutical Career

Life Story: Fu-Yii Jim Wound, 74; Distinguished Pharmaceutical Career

Mr. Fu-Yii Jim Wound passed away on Sunday, January 8th, 2017, at his home in Somerset. He was 74 years old. Born in Shanghai, China to the late Shu-Chen Weng and Mei-Ko Wang, Jim moved to Taiwan and graduated from the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan. He emigrated to the United States to study […]

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Life Story: Marion E. Boekhout, 87; Avid Gardener, School Bus Driver

Life Story: Marion E. Boekhout, 87; Avid Gardener, School Bus Driver

Mrs. Marion Boekhout, 87, passed away Jan. 11. Born in Franklin Township to Percy and Ruth Smith, Marion lived in Belle Mead before settling in Franklin Park in 1953. She was a long time member of Six Mile Run Reformed Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. Mrs. Boekhout drove a school […]

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Life Story: Dr. Samuel Kushner, 74; Anesthesiologist, President Of Hospital Medical Staff

Life Story: Dr. Samuel Kushner, 74; Anesthesiologist, President Of Hospital Medical Staff

Dr. Samuel Kushner, 74, died Jan. 10 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. Dr. Kushner was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Abraham and Helen Kushner. He moved to New Jersey in 1972 and resided in Union and Westfield. In 2004, he settled in Somerset. Samuel was a graduate […]

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Life Story: Magdalena Santiago, 82; Native Of Puerto Rico

Life Story: Magdalena Santiago, 82; Native Of Puerto Rico

Mrs. Magdalena Santiago passed away on Jan. 8 in New Brunswick. She was 82 years old. Mrs. Santiago was born in Rincon, Puerto Rico and lived in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens before moving to Somerset in 1997. She was a parishioner of St. Matthias Church. She cherished time spent with her loving children and […]

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Life Story: Margaret Grimes, 89; Was Certified Teacher’s Aide

Life Story: Margaret Grimes, 89; Was Certified Teacher’s Aide

Margaret (Peggy) A. Grimes, 89, passed away peacefully on  Jan. 8 at Regency Heritage Care Center. Peggy was born April 30, 1927 in Manhattan, New York to the late Walter and Frances (Harney) Green. She grew up in Manhattan and moved with her husband to central New Jersey in the late 1950s, where she last […]

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Life Story: Mary ‘Millie’ Toth, 92; Active With Township Senior Citizens

Life Story: Mary ‘Millie’ Toth, 92; Active With Township Senior Citizens

Mrs. Millie (Lagowski) Toth passed away peacefully Jan. 6 at St. Peter’s University Medical Center in New Brunswick at the age of 92. Mrs. Toth was born in Portage, Pa. and moved to the Somerset area as a teenager. She remained a resident of Franklin Township for the remainder of her life. She was long […]

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