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Life Stories: Thomas F. DiGiovanni Sr., 70, Former Somerset Resident

Life Stories: Thomas F. DiGiovanni Sr., 70, Former Somerset Resident

Mr. Thomas F. DiGiovanni Sr. passed away Nov. 11 at the age of 70. Born in New Brunswick to Anthony and Betty DiGiovanni, Thomas lived there and in Somerset before moving to the Kingston section of South Brunswick in 1975. A 1964 graduate of New Brunswick High School, Mr. DiGiovanni served his country in the […]

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Life Stories: Robert Albert Regan, 82, Korean War Navy Vet

Life Stories: Robert Albert Regan, 82, Korean War Navy Vet

Robert Albert Regan, 82, passed away Nov. 9 at St. Peters Hospital in New Brunswick. Born in Metuchen to Blackie and Nicolene (Peterson) Regan, Bob graduated from Metuchen High School, where he was a star athlete. During the Korean War, he served in the Navy and went around the world aboard the U.S.S. Tarawa, receiving numerous […]

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Life Stories: The Rev. Walter Carlson, 82, Army Veteran, College Counselor

Life Stories: The Rev. Walter Carlson, 82, Army Veteran, College Counselor

The Rev. Walter Carlson passed away on Nov. 6 at his home in Somerset at the age of 82. The Rev. Carlson was born on February 3, 1934 in Glen Ridge and lived in Washington, New Jersey, New York City, Fair Lawn, Wayne, and Verona before moving to Somerset four years ago. He graduated from Rutgers […]

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Life Story: Phyllis Anderson, 92, Was ‘High-Stepper,’ Worked For Rutgers

Life Story: Phyllis Anderson, 92, Was ‘High-Stepper,’ Worked For Rutgers

Phyllis Anderson, 92, of Somerset, died on Nov. 5 at her home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Anderson was born in New Brunswick. She lived in Franklin Township since 1952. She was employed by Rutgers University in the alumni records dept., until she left to be an at-home mother to her children. She loved working […]

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Charles Krupinski, 91, World War II Vet

Charles Krupinski, 91, World War II Vet

Mr. Charles Krupinski, 91, passed away on Nov. 3 at the Care One of Bound Brook. He was born in Bayonne and lived in Nutley for a time prior to raising his family in Wayne. He was a part-time resident for many years of Manahawkin where he spent many summers and a majority of his retirement […]

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Donald Braun, Army Vet, Baseball Coach

Donald Braun, Army Vet, Baseball Coach

Mr. Donald W. Braun, 83, of Somerset passed away suddenly on Nov. 2 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Mr. Braun was born in Upper Darby, Pa. and graduated from Drexel University in 1956. He served his country in the US Army Infantry as Company Commander of a training company at Fort Dix. […]

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Vivian Petteway, 82, Volunteer, Township Bookkeeper

Vivian Petteway, 82, Volunteer, Township Bookkeeper

Ms. Vivian Petteway passed away Oct. 23 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville at the age of 82. Ms. Petteway was born in Gates County, NC and was raised in Harlem and Waterbury, CT. She lived in South Bound Brook, before moving to Franklin Township in 1987. Vivian was a member of the First […]

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Elizabeth Mary Hoffman, 92, Exceptional Southern Cook

Elizabeth Mary Hoffman, 92, Exceptional Southern Cook

Elizabeth Mary Hoffman, 92, passed away on Saturday, October 22 at St. Peter’s University Medical Center in New Brunswick. Mrs. Hoffman was born July 12, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of John and Irma (Adams) Pattison. She relocated in 1963 with her family to Atlanta, Ga. and settled in Somerset  in 1964. Elizabeth […]

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Catherine Scheader, Children’s Book Author

Catherine Scheader, Children’s Book Author

Catherine Scheader, 84, of Somerset, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness, on Tuesday, October 18. Mrs. Scheader was born August 25, 1932 in Astoria, New York, to the late Peter and Bridget O’Reilly. Her parents were born in Ireland, and met and married in the United States. Her father owned his […]

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Michael J. Oberberger; Truck Driver, NASCAR Fan

Michael J. Oberberger; Truck Driver, NASCAR Fan

Mr. Michael J. Oberberger, 56, died Oct. 12 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Michael was born and raised in Woodbridge and was a resident there for 50 years before moving to Somerset. He was a truck driver for more than 35 years, and was self-employed for many of those years. Michael […]

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