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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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William Kempton, WWII Vet, Jesuit Missionary

William Kempton, WWII Vet, Jesuit Missionary

Mr. William Kempton passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Oct. 8 at Haven Hospice, JFK Medical Center in Edison. Bill, a native of New Brunswick, served our country faithfully in the United States Navy during World War II enlisting at the age of 17. He was a talented athlete playing football, basketball, […]

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Joan Gerace, Long-Time St. Matthias Parishioner

Joan Gerace, Long-Time St. Matthias Parishioner

Mrs. Joan Gerace died on Thursday morning at her home in Somerset. Joan was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., and lived in the Tonawanda, N.Y. prior to moving to Somerset in 1965. She was a long-time parishioner at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Somerset. Joan looked forward to entertaining family and friends, particularly around the holidays. Her […]

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Adam Lattanzio, 98, WW II Veteran, Fire Company Chief

Adam Lattanzio, 98, WW II Veteran, Fire Company Chief

Adam Joseph Latanzio, 98, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7th. Born and raised in Franklin Township with his 12 siblings, Adam was a successful second-generation builder in Central Jersey. Adam was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps 1st Division (The Old Breed), with amphibian landings in Guadalcanal, Peleliu, New Britain […]

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