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Life Story: Eric Peart, 49; Newark Native

Life Story: Eric Peart, 49; Newark Native

Mr. Eric M. Peart passed away January 19 at his home in Somerset. He was 49 years old. Mr. Peart was born in Newark and lived in Jersey City and Orange before moving to Somerset in 2015. He graduated from Snyder High School in Jersey City and continued earning various IT certifications. He was employed […]

Life Story: William J. Murphy, 78; Co-Founder Of Township Rec Soccer League

Life Story: William J. Murphy, 78; Co-Founder Of Township Rec Soccer League

Mr. William J. Murphy passed away on January 19, surrounded by his wife of 56 years and his four kids. He was 78 years young, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Bill was born in Bayonne, spent most of his youthful years growing up in Elizabeth, and for the past 53 years, […]

Life Story: Kanta Gurnani, 73; Longtime Lucent Employee

Life Story: Kanta Gurnani, 73; Longtime Lucent Employee

Mrs. Kanta Gurnani passed away peacefully on January 17 at her home in Somerset. She was 73 years old. Mrs. Gurnani was born in British India and was a resident of the Somerset section of Franklin Township. She had a lengthy career with Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) in New Providence, NJ. She was a devout […]

Life Story: Jeannette Snyder,93; Grew Up On Family Farm

Life Story: Jeannette Snyder,93; Grew Up On Family Farm

Jeannette Snyder passed away on January 20 at her home in Somerset. She was 93 years old. She was born in Belle Meade and was raised on her family farm in Franklin Township. She remained a lifetime resident of Somerset. She was employed for many years as a bus driver for Riverview transportation and also […]

Life Story: Uche Chukwuma, 24; Aspiring Entertainment Lawyer

Life Story: Uche Chukwuma, 24; Aspiring Entertainment Lawyer

Uche Chukwuma, 24, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Uche was born December 17, 1995 in Plainfield, the daughter of Oliver and Gloira (Aguta) Chukwuma. She was a resident of Somerset. She is survived by her parents, Oliver and Gloria Chukwuma of Somerset; her borther, Obumneme Chukwuma; her sister, Ekeoma […]

Life Story: William G. Oberlander, Jr., 88; U.S. Army Vet

Life Story: William G. Oberlander, Jr., 88; U.S. Army Vet

William G. Oberlander, Jr. of Somerset died January 1 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 88. Born in Queens, New York, he lived in the Hollis section of Queens, Manhasset, New York and Parlin before moving to Somerset in 1993. Bill served in the US Army during the 1950s, stationed in Fairbanks, […]

Life Story: Elena Stavrianidis, 84; Native Of Greece, Fled Persecution

Life Story: Elena Stavrianidis, 84; Native Of Greece, Fled Persecution

Mrs. Stavrianidis passed on peacefully to the Lord on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Mrs. Stavrianidis was born in 1925 in the city of the Black Sea Batoumi in the province of Georgia, which was then part of the former Soviet Union. Her parents, Angelo and Xanthippe had fled with their families from the region of […]

Life Story: Michaela Powell, 23; 2014 FHS Graduate

Life Story: Michaela Powell, 23; 2014 FHS Graduate

Ms. Michaela Powell passed away suddenly on Friday evening December 20, 2019. She was 23 years old. Ms. Powell was born in Guatemala and arrived at her forever home in Franklin Township at the age of 10 weeks. She was educated in the Franklin Township Public School system and graduated from Franklin High School in […]

Life Story: Sigmund Louis Kelter, 82; Long-Time Member Of Temple Beth El

Life Story: Sigmund Louis Kelter, 82; Long-Time Member Of Temple Beth El

Mr. Lou Kelter passed away on December 20 at his home in Somerset. He was 82 years old. Mr. Kelter was born in Brooklyn and lived there as a child. He was a Mechanical Engineer for many years and partner in Kelter and Gilligo Consulting in Princeton. He moved to Franklin Township in 1964 where […]

Life Story: Andrew (Endre) Schrancz, 84; Man Of Many Talents

Life Story: Andrew (Endre) Schrancz, 84; Man Of Many Talents

Andrew (Endre) Schrancz, 84, of Somerset, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on December 14. He was born November 24, 1935, in Hungary, and immigrated to the US in 1957. He lived in Edison for many years before moving to Somerset in 2004. While attending school in New Brunswick to […]

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