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Joan Rossell, 74, Former Township Resident

Joan Rossell, 74, Former Township Resident

Joan Rossell passed away on Sunday afternoon at her home in Jamesburg. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Rossell was born in Perth Amboy to Anthony and Rose Badessa. She lived in New Brunswick and Somerset before moving to Jamesburg where she has lived for close to 50 years. She loved to bowl and trips […]

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Paul Tarantino; Army Veteran, Retired Teacher, Master Potter

Paul Tarantino; Army Veteran, Retired Teacher, Master Potter

Paul Joseph Tarantino of Somerset passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, September 26. Born on July 16, 1931 in Jersey City, he attended St. Peters Prep in Jersey City and completed his bachelor’s degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University and master’s degree at Rutgers University. He was a veteran, serving overseas in the United States […]

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Lillian Bartlett, 80, Loved To Travel

Lillian Bartlett, 80, Loved To Travel

Lillian Bartlett, 80, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, September 26th, at her home in Somerset. Mrs. Bartlett was born December 12, 1935 in Elizabeth, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Boselli) Merlo. She lived in Somerset and was previously from Roselle and Springhill, FL. Lillian was in cosmetic sales for Steinbach’s, where […]

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Jean Ambrose, 83; Teacher, College Administrator, Activist

Jean Ambrose, 83; Teacher, College Administrator, Activist

Jean L. Ambrose (nee LoTruglio) of Somerset, New Jersey, 83, died on September 19 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. Jean was born in Jamaica, New York and attended schools in Freeport and Baldwin on Long Island. She was a graduate of New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass Residential College) of […]

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Claudina ‘Gladys’ Rodriguez, 81, Native Of Puerto Rico

Claudina ‘Gladys’ Rodriguez, 81, Native Of Puerto Rico

Claudina Rodriguez, aka “Gladys,” was born in Puerto Rico to Enriqueta Rodriguez and Primetivo Hernandez. She was their 7th child of a total of 9. (5 girls 4 boys). They lived in a small town, “El Corozo”, on the very tip of the south west of the island of Puerto Rico. Gladys met our father […]

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Penny Moreno, 47, Created Candles And Doll Houses

Penny Moreno, 47, Created Candles And Doll Houses

Penny Moreno, 47, died Wednesday, September 21 at McCarrick Care Center in Somerset. Ms. Moreno was born September 25, 1968 in Elizabeth, the daughter of Michael and Bethel (Woodruff) Yankowski. She lived in Seaside Heights for many years before settling in Somerset. Penny enjoyed to make many things; she made candles and doll houses just […]

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Barbara Gates, 72, School District Crossing Guard

Barbara Gates, 72, School District Crossing Guard

Barbara Gates, 72, died Tuesday, September 20 at Park Place Center in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Mrs. Gates was born and raised in Ossining, New York, the daughter of James K. Fitch and Rena (Johnson) Fitch. She relocated and settled in Somerset with her husband in 1962. Barbara was a crossing guard […]

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Julia (Guzik) Sanchez, 96, Member Of Township Senior Citizens Organization

Julia (Guzik) Sanchez, 96, Member Of Township Senior Citizens Organization

Julia Barbara Sanchez passed away on September 16. She was 96 years old and a lifelong resident of New Jersey. She last resided in Sunrise of Marlboro, New Jersey. Julia grew up in South River, New Jersey, attended South River High School and was a seamstress in the garment factories of South River, before she […]

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Fred Panson, 92, World War II Purple Heart Recipient

Fred Panson, 92, World War II Purple Heart Recipient

Mr. Fred Panson passed away Saturday September 17th, 2016 in Somerset. He was 92 years old. Born in Manhattan, NY to Peter and Esther Panson, Fred grew up in Brooklyn and had been a resident of Franklin Township for over 50 years. Mr. Panson served his country faithfully in the Marine Corps during WW II, and […]

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Harold Zapolsky, 80, Rutgers University Professor

Harold Zapolsky, 80, Rutgers University Professor

Harold Zapolsky passed away on Tuesday evening at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 80 years old. Professor Zapolsky was born and raised in Chicago and attended Shimer College (at that time a part of the University of Chicago), graduating in two years with a B.S. in Physics at the age […]

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