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Life Story: John G. Pallay, 81; Former US Marine, Lifelong Somerset Resident

Life Story: John G. Pallay, 81; Former US Marine, Lifelong Somerset Resident

John G. Pallay, 81, died Jan. 7 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Mr. Pallay was born June 15, 1936 in East Brunswick to the late John and Margaret (Bucko) Pallay. He was a lifelong resident of Somerset. John attended Mount Saint Mary’s College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Education. Shortly […]

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Life Story: James McNamara, 88; Korean War Vet, NYC Police Officer, US Marshall

Life Story: James McNamara, 88; Korean War Vet, NYC Police Officer, US Marshall

James J. McNamara passed away peacefully Jan. 4 at his home in Somerset surrounded by his loving family. He was 88 years of age. Mr. McNamara was born in Brooklyn and raised his family there. After he was widowed, he moved to the Somerset area, to be close to his family. He fought with the […]

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Life Story: Norma Yurcisin; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Norma Yurcisin; Longtime Township Resident

Mrs. Norma Yurcisin passed away January 3 at the University Medical Center of Princeton in Plainsboro, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Columbus, NJ to Florence and Floyd Conner, Norma had been a Somerset resident for the past 66 years. She was a graduate from Pemberton High School. She helped with the family business […]

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Life Story: Julius G. Rodek, 86; Lifelong Township Resident

Life Story: Julius G. Rodek, 86; Lifelong Township Resident

Julius G. Rodek, 86, died Dec. 31 at Centra State Medical in Freehold. Mr. Rodek was born June 12, 1931 in Lackawanna, New York to the late Joseph and Caroline (Bolla) Rodek. He was a lifelong resident of Somerset. Julius served in the Army during Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954 having attained the rank […]

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Life Story: Elizabeth M. Bessenyei, 91; Co-Owned A. Bessenyei & Son

Life Story: Elizabeth M. Bessenyei, 91; Co-Owned A. Bessenyei & Son

Elizabeth M. Bessenyei, 91, passed peacefully on Christmas Eve morning at Somerset Woods Nursing Home. She was born on December 1, 1926 in East Pittsburg, Pa., and graduated from Scott High School. After high school she was employed as a secretary at J.C.Penny’s. She was a World War II bride, marrying her loving husband Albert […]

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Life Story: Philomena ‘Philly’ Mandile McAvoy, 91; Rangers, Yankees Fan

Life Story: Philomena ‘Philly’ Mandile McAvoy, 91; Rangers, Yankees Fan

Philomena Mandile McAvoy (“Philly”) beloved mother, wife, sister, and grandmother passed away peacefully on December 22 at Regency Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Somerset. She was 91 years old. Mrs. McAvoy was born in Brooklyn on January 31, 1926 to the late Marie and John Mandile. She attended Bay Ridge High School, and after […]

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Life Story: Bethel Yankowski, 83;

Life Story: Bethel Yankowski, 83;

Bethel V. Yankowski passed away Dec. 14. She was 83 years old. Mrs. Yankowski was born in Elizabeth and lived there for most of her life and raised her family there. She was always sure to provide her children and husband with a comfortable home. She and her husband Michael moved to Somerset about two […]

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Life Story: George Andreach, 83; Army Veteran, College Football Coach

Life Story: George Andreach, 83; Army Veteran, College Football Coach

George H. Andreach, 83, passed away on December 12 surrounded by his family. Mr. Andreach was born July 27, 1934 in Union to the late Anthony and Gertrude (Foran) Andreach. He grew up in Irvington and relocated to Bridgewater, where he lived for more than 40 years. He then settled to Somerset, where he resided […]

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Life Story: Anthony Washington, 55; Employed By ARC Of Somerset

Life Story: Anthony Washington, 55; Employed By ARC Of Somerset

Anthony Washington passed away on Monday December 11 at Somerset Woods Rehabilitation Center. He was 55 years old. Mr. Washington was born in Gary, Indiana but lived in Somerset since 1994. He was employed by the ARC of Somerset County in Manville. He enjoyed trips to Hawaii and was know for his happy and sweet […]

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Andrew ‘Andrzej’ Dzwolak, 77; Former Somerset Resident

Andrew ‘Andrzej’ Dzwolak, 77; Former Somerset Resident

With great sadness we announce the passing of Andrew Dzwolak. Born September 24, 1940, he passed away peacefully on December 10, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center, Palliative Care unit. He was 77. Andrew was born in Zawada, Poland and attended Polytechnic of Gdansk to study Mechanical Engineering. He lived in Poland until 1974 and spent […]

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