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Life Story: Jules Becker, 91; Korean War Veteran

Life Story: Jules Becker, 91; Korean War Veteran

Jules H Becker of Franklin Park died peacefully March 3 with his family by his side.He was 91. Born in The Bronx, he resided in Brooklyn, then Matawan before moving to South Carolina. Prior to his retirement many years ago, he worked as a General Superintendent of Construction, working with several different construction companies, last […]

Life Story: Frederick Langenbacher, 88; Army National Guard Veteran

Life Story: Frederick Langenbacher, 88; Army National Guard Veteran

Frederick Langenbacher, 88, died March 1 with family by his side at St. Peter University Medical Center in New Brunswick. Mr. Langenbacher was born April 25, 1932 in Newark to the late Frederick and Jean (Mitchell) Langenbacher. Before settling in Somerset in 1987, Fred lived for over 50 years in Maplewood. Fred graduated from Columbia […]

Life Story: Charles J. ‘Skip’ Simons, Jr., 74; Food Bank Volunteer

Life Story: Charles J. ‘Skip’ Simons, Jr., 74; Food Bank Volunteer

Charles J. “Skip” Simons, Jr. of Somerset, passed away on February 9 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 74. Skip was born in Miami Beach, FL and raised in Miami. He graduated from University of Notre Dame in 1968 and was a life-long, passionate fan of its football and basketball […]

Life Story: Theresa R. ‘Terri’ Lovell, 74; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Theresa R. ‘Terri’ Lovell, 74; Longtime Township Resident

Theresa R. “Terri” Lovell (Yelle), 74, wife of Daniel A. Lovell Sr., of Somerset, passed away February 1 at the Robert Woods Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Born June 9th, 1946, in Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Rita Yelle (Menard). Terri attended William E. Tolman High School in Pawtucket, […]

Life Story: Frank Soos, 88; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Frank Soos, 88; Longtime Township Resident

Frank Soos, 88, passed away on January 24 at Parker Home in New Brunswick. Mr. Soos was born April 26, 1932 in New Brunswick to the late Frank and Beatrice Soos. He was a longtime resident of Somerset. Frank was a parishioner of St. Matthias Church in Somerset. He was machine mechanic for Johnson and […]

Life Story: Manfred Ganzer, 75; Longtime Township Resident, Math Teacher

Life Story: Manfred Ganzer, 75; Longtime Township Resident, Math Teacher

Manfred Walter Ganzer, 75, passed away on January 22 at Regency Heritage Care Center in Somerset. Mr. Ganzer was born September 3, 1945 in Newark to the late Walter and Elsie (Zinsmeister) Ganzer. He grew up in Union before settling in Somerset, where he resided with his wife Isabelle (McDade) Ganzer since 1970. Fred attended […]

Life Story: Olusegun Dada Thomas, ‘Segun,’ 62; Native Of Nigeria

Life Story: Olusegun Dada Thomas, ‘Segun,’ 62; Native Of Nigeria

Olusegun Dada Thomas, “Segun”, of Somerset passed away unexpectedly on January 16 in New Brunswick. He was 62 years old. Segun was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, to Mr. Ibikunle Thomas and Mrs. Comfort Thomas, both of blessed memories. After his high school education at Ibadan Grammar School, Segun proceeded to the United States of America […]

Life Story: Dr. James Peterson, 74; Orthodontist

Life Story: Dr. James Peterson, 74; Orthodontist

Dr. James (Jim) Peterson, age 74, died peacefully after a valiant five-year battle with cancer on January 14 at his home in Somerset, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Elmwood Park, a son of Helen Valenti, of Elmwood Park, and the late James Peterson, Jim earned his B.S. degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and […]

Life Story: Philip V. Russo, 87; Former Somerset Postmaster

Life Story: Philip V. Russo, 87; Former Somerset Postmaster

Mr. Philip V. Russo passed away January 17 at his home in Somerset, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Russo was 87 years old. Mr. Russo was born in New Brunswick and was a lifetime resident of Franklin Township. He served our country faithfully in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. He then […]

Life Story: Latchman Ramjattan,78; Guyana Native

Life Story: Latchman Ramjattan,78; Guyana Native

Latchman Ramjattan, of Somerset passed away on January 11 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 78. Born in Letter Kenny Village, Guyana, he has lived in Somerset since 1978. Surviving are his wife, Mardai; sons, Chandradat, Indarjeet and Mahendra Ramjattan; daughters, Rohanie and Anita Ramjattan; sisters, Dorothy Dowlat, Jane Persaud, Sabo […]