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Margaret Schottman
FLEMINGTON - Margaret Schottman died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Country Arch Health Care Center in Union Township. She was 84. Born in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of Robert and Genevieve Heilman Winkelmann. She had lived in Flemington since 1956. Mrs. Schottman was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Flemington. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 159 in Flemington and the Flemington Elks Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William Schottman; three sons, Robert Schottman, Thomas Schottman and William "Doc" Schottman III, all of Flemington; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in Flemington, followed by burial in Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover. Memorial contributions can be sent to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822, or to the Flemington Elks Ladies Auxiliary Handicapped Children's Fund, 165 Highway 31, Flemington, NJ 08822.

Patricia Serlenga
ALBRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. - Patricia A. Demech Serlenga died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at home. She was 66. She was the daughter of Patrick S. and Mary Demech of Morrisville, Pa. She was the mother of Daniel Serlenga of Ringoes and the sister of Ralph Demech of Lebanon. She was a graduate of Morrisville High School and Rider College in Lawrenceville. While in college, she was president of the Zeta Epsilon sorority. She worked as a medical secretary and a child study team secretary. In addition to her son and brother, she is survived by her husband, Eli; a daughter, Cheryl Arzt of Chesterfield; five grandchildren, and a sister, Arlene Witterborn of Lawrenceville. Funeral services will be held Sept. 20 at Morrisville United Methodist Church at 10 a.m, with calling hours from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Calling hours will also be from 5 to 9 Sept. 19 at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Home in Morrisville, Pa. Memorial contributions can be made to Effort United Methodist Church, Box 545 Effort, PA 18330 or Morrisville United Methodist Church, Maple and Taft Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067.

Webster H. Sigman
Webster H. Sigman died Sept. 12, 2002 at Community Medical Center in Toms River. He was 78. He was born in Easton, Pa., and lived in Stockton before moving to Whiting in 1988. He owned and operated Stockton Autobody for 25 years until retiring in 1985. Mr. Sigman served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Lambertville. He was a former member of St. John's Catholic Church in Lambertville. His wife, Kathleen McCoy Sigman, died in 2000. He is survived by two sons, Barry Sigman of Kearny and Brian Sigman of New Hope; a sister, Mary Oakes of Florida; a grandson, and two great grandchildren. Services were held at Manchester Memorial Funeral Home in Whiting.

Gladys Snyder
LIMA, Ohio - Gladys Chiles Snyder died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was 95. Her son, Thomas M. Snyder, lives in Clinton. Born in Hardin County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Thomas R. and Dessie C. Keith Chiles. She was a 1924 graduate of Alger High School, and honored as 1994 alumna of the year. She was a 1928 graduate of Ohio Northern University. Her husband, Martz Snyder, was a preacher and she served as organist for his churches. She was organist for Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes in Lima for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lima as well as a member of the following church related organizations: Martha Circle, Truthseekers Club, Church Women United, Christian Women's Club and Lydia Guild. Mrs. Snyder was a member of the following associations: Friends of the Library, Allen County Historical Society, the North End Association of Lima, WCTU, Lima Federation of Women's Clubs, Ohio Northern University Women of Allen County, Homemakers Class, Senior Citizens of Lima and Duncan Chapter of the OES of Friendship in New York. Her husband died in 1969. Two brothers, Harold and Russell Chiles, and one sister, Mamie Laman, also died earlier. In addition to her son, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Snyder of Lima, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lima. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Chiles & Sons Laman Wayne Street Chapel in Lima. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Lambertville, 57 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. Condolences may be expressed online at

John W. Tinnes
GLEN GARDNER - John W. Tinnes died on Sept. 10, 2002, at Hunterdon Medical Center. He was 87. Born in Elizabeth, he was the son of Michael and Susanna Tinnes. He lived in Pittstown for many years before moving to Glen Gardner in March of this year. During World War II, he served in the Army. He worked as a bus driver for Somerset Bus Company in Somerville, retiring in 1972. An avid sportsman, Mr. Tinnes was a member of the Guinea Hollow Rod and Gun Club in Pittstown. He is survived by one daughter, Linda Bowers of Glen Gardner; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Tinnes of Pittstown, Fred Tinnes of Pennsylvania, and Elmer Tinnes of Virginia, and one sister, Rose Hayes of Clinton. Funeral services were held Sept. 13 at Robert L. Ford Funeral Home in Flemington. Interment was at Locust Grove Cemetery in Quakertown.

Joan Hoffman Scott
AURORA, Colo. - Joan Adell Hoffman Scott died July 25, 2002, at the Medical Center of Aurora. She was 68. She was born and raised in Flemington, and graduated from Flemington High School. She worked for New Jersey Telephone in Flemington in the 1950s. She and her family moved to Colorado in 1972, but she made many trips back to Hunterdon County over the years. She is survived by her husband, Roger Scott; a daughter, Suellen Scott of Denver, and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel in Aurora. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Judith Gingell Strehlow
CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla. - Judith Gingell Strehlow died Sept. 7, 2002, at her home, of an aneurysm. She was 70. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y., a daughter of Charles and Marjorie Gingell. The family moved to Flemington in the early 1940s and later to Raritan Township. Her father was a U.S. representative of Barclay's Bank of England and was a director of Barclay's Bank (Canada). Mrs. Strehlow was a 1950 graduate of Flemington High School and a 1954 graduate of Cornell University. She lived in Peoria, Ill., from 1956 to 1984, and moved to Sanibel, Fla. in 1992, then to Captiva Island in 1997. She was a realtor in Florida. She was a member of the Shell Island Garden Club, the Sanibel Beautification Committee, the Captiva Island Yacht Club and the Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron. A son, Peter Strehlow, and a sister, Jeannette Powers, both died earlier. She is survived by her husband, Robert Strehlow III; two sons, Dr. Robert Strehlow IV of San Antonio, Texas, and James Strehlow of Ames, Iowa, and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Sept. 11 at Sanibel Congregational Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Sanibel Beautification, Box 101, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Thomas Wilson
RARITAN TWP. - Thomas Wilson, the victim of a gasoline explosion at his Old York Road home, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at St. Barnabas Hospital Burn Center in Livingston as a result of his injuries. He was 48. Mr. Wilson suffered severe burns over much of his body in a Sept. 5 accident. He had been cleaning oil stains on the floor of his basement with gasoline when a pilot light for a water heater ignited the fumes and caused an explosion, police reported. He was flown to the burn center after the accident. He was born in Raritan Township, the son of Lewis P. and Stella Trzesczkowski Wilson, and he was a lifelong resident of the township. He was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of the Sons of Poland fraternal organization. He is survived by two sisters, Shirley LaPella of Phillipsburg and Lorraine Bottorf of Blandon, Pa; and a brother, Lewis Paul Wilson Jr. of Golden, Colo. Funeral services will be held Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in Flemington. Burial will be in Newell Cemetery in Stanton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter, 200 Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin, NJ 08830.

Dorothy Wilson
WHITEHOUSE STATION - Dorothy "Aunt Dot" Reilly Wilson died Sept. 10, 2002 at Hunterdon Medical Center. She was 84. She was born in Newark, the daughter of John and Nora Reilly. She lived in Elizabeth and Berkeley Heights before moving to Whitehouse Station in 1970. She was a bookkeeper for Oakite in Berkeley Heights for 25 years, before retiring in 1983. She then worked part-time for RCA in Bridgewater and Zeus in Raritan. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church in Whitehouse Station. She was a member of the Whitehouse American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her three brothers, John, Joseph and Bernard Reilly, and her two sisters, Anna Reilly and Catherine Memel. She has no immediate survivors. Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church. Interment was at Hollywood Cemetery in Union under the direction of Kearns Funeral Home in Whitehouse. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 West Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606 or Garden State Hospice, 70 Jackson Dr., Cranford, NJ 07016.

Noe Del Paggio
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Noe C. Del Paggio, a former Raritan Township resident, died Feb. 13, 2003, at home. He was 79. He was born in Providence, R.I., and moved to the Flemington area with his family as a child. They lived on a farm in Readington Township, then in Flemington. He was a 1940 graduate of Flemington High School and served in the Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Noe's Auto Body Shop, first in Flemington and then on Route 202-31 in Raritan Township, until retiring to Fort Lauderdale in 1984. His wife, Anne, died in 2001 and a son, Kevin, died in 1999. He is survived by two sons, John Merrick of Whitehouse Station and Peter Merrick of Summerville, S.C.; a daughter, Frances Merrick Compton of Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Venice Gavin of Flemington, and eight grandchildren. Services were under the direction of the Neptune Society in Fort Lauderdale.

Stephanie Burton
Iowa City, Iowa - Stephanie Burton, formerly of Clinton, died Feb. 27, 2003, at her home in Iowa City, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 57. She was born in New York City to Charles O. and Helen Russel Holmes Burton. The family moved to Hunterdon County in 1951. She graduated from North Hunterdon Regional High School in 1963. She received a bachelor's degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in 1967. She married Richard Zimmermann and moved to Iowa in 1973. They divorced in 1988. Despite periodic treatment for cancer, which was first diagnosed in 1983, she raised two children and pursued a successful career as a product development and marketing executive at National Computer Systems. In 1997 she moved to Mesa, Ariz. to head the instructional services group of the company's Education Software and Services Division. She retired in 2001 and returned to Iowa. She was a supporter of the arts in Iowa City, donating time and money to the University Art Museum, Hancher Auditorium and National Public Radio. She was also an advocate of increased public awareness about breast cancer and end-of-life care, serving on the board of Iowa City Hospice in 1998. In response to invitations from the University Medical School, she shared her thoughts about the impact of cancer on her personal, social and professional life with successive classes of medical students. She is survived by two sons, Brendan of Ames, Iowa, and Seth of Iowa City, and a sister, Sandra Burton of Hong Kong. A reception to celebrate her life was held on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City on Saturday. Memorial donations can be made to College of Medicine Development Fund in Memory of Stephanie Burton' and mailed to the University of Iowa Foundation, Levitt Center for University Advancement, 1 W. Park Road, Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244.

Donald Nelson
LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Donald R. Nelson died Feb. 28, 2003, at home. He was 77. He was the father of LindySue DiGrazio of Clinton Township and CindyLou Nelson of Lebanon. Born in Plainfield, he was the son of John and Maude Nelson. He lived in North Plainfield for 34 years until moving to Clinton Township in 1983. Mr. Nelson was employed by Nytronics in Berkeley Heights until his retirement in 1971. He was an avid surf fisherman and enjoyed traveling. He was formerly an active member of the First Baptist Church of New Market. In addition to his daughters, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Suzanne Holcombe Nelson and four grandchildren. A private fisherman's beach memorial service is planned by the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Box E, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021.

Florence Avila
KINGWOOD TWP. - Florence J. Avila died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at her home. She was 71. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Charles and Bertha Mills Myers. She lived in Flemington and Three Bridges before moving to Kingwood 43 years ago. She was a 1949 graduate of Flemington High School. Mrs. Avila was formerly a hostess at the Union Hotel in Flemington, and recently was a buyer and seller of Stangl and Fulper pottery. She was a member of the Stangl-Fulper Club of Flemington. Her brother, Charles Willard Myers, died on Feb. 20, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Bennett Avila; a son, Bennett D. Avila of Kingwood; a daughter, Ivy Avila Jones of Reston, Va., and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in Flemington. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington. Calling hours will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

Sondra Miller
LAMBERTVILLE - Sondra M. Miller died on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She was 73. Born in Newark to Irving and Ruth Slayton Axelrad, she lived in Hillside and Tewksbury Township before moving to Lambertville two years ago. She was a graduate of Hillside High School and Pratt Institute in New York City. She worked in the production department of Silver Burdett Publishers in Parsippany for over 20 years before retiring in 1997. Prior to that, she was a Montessori teacher working in several schools in New Jersey. Her sister, Lucille Goff, died before her. Surviving are two sons, Adam of Tewksbury and Ian of Tampa, Fla., and a brother, Alan Axelrod of Rockaway Township. Services were set for yesterday afternoon at Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home in Lambertville.

Jeanne Godeny
STUART, Fla. - Jeanne E. Godeny, 68, died Jan. 23, 2003, at the Hospice Residence of Martin & St. Lucie in Stuart. She was 68. A native of Plainfield, she lived in Ringoes from 1972 to 1992 and resided in Stuart for the past 10 years. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Elmer Godeny; Two daughters, Terez Hjetland of Sadalia, Ky., and Nancy Feryok of Ringoes; three sons, David Godeny of Albuquerque, N.M., Elmer Godeny of Baton Rouge, La., and Michael Godeny of Jenson Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Martin du Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach on Feb. 22. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Frances Compton
DENVILLE - Frances Claire Compton died on Monday, March 10, 2003, at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville. She died one day before her 84th birthday. She was the mother of Warren Compton of Frenchtown. Born in Hoboken, she was raised in North Arlington and spent the rest of her life in the Cedar Lake section of Denville. She attended St. Aloyisius Academy in Jersey City. After graduation, she worked for Prudential Insurance. She was a member of the Cedar Lake Ladies Auxiliary, the Ladies Who Lunch Book Club, St. Claire's Hospital Auxiliary and was a volunteer for the hospital gift shop and harvest festival. She was a docent at the Denville Historical Society, a volunteer for the Denville Environmental Commission and a member of the Mother's Guild of Delbarton. She was an avid letter writer and skilled conversationalist. Her husband, Clyde, died in 1986. Surviving are her three sons, Warren of Frenchtown, Bruce of Huntsville, Ala. And Kevin of Denville and Palo Alto, Calif.; a brother, John Callahan of Kenilworth; a sister, Ruth Lange of Hawley, Pa.; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Norman Dean Home for Services in Denville. Interment will follow in Denville Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Suzanne Crew
FLEMINGTON - Suzanne E. Crew died March 6, 2003, at Hunterdon Medical Center. She was 63. Born in Sellersville, Pa., she was the daughter of John Perry and Frieda Strowhouer Wilson. She lived in Newtown, Pa. before moving to Flemington. She received an associate degree in horticulture from Temple University in Philadelphia. Mrs. Crew owned and operated Mae's Floral Shop on Main Street in Flemington for over 35 years. She had previously worked for a large artificial flower manufacturer in New York and for many florists, where she gained experience in various styles of flower arranging. An early love of flowers and horticulture enabled her to become a plant grower during her high school years, saving the proceeds of the sales for her college tuition, she once said in an interview. She said she tried other occupations before becoming a partner in Mae's with Mae Jasek, who started the business in 1965. She eventually bought it. She was a past matron of Darcy Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Flemington; a member of the Hunterdon County Soroptimist Club, and an active member of the New Jersey School of Floral Design. Her husband, Daniel Crew, died in 1994. Mrs. Crew is survived by four brothers, John Perry Wilson Jr. of Hilltown, Pa., Robert Wilson of Pittsburgh, Thomas Wilson of Fountain Inn, S.C., and Ronald Wilson of Annville, Pa.; a sister, Patricia Nauroth of Nicholson, Pa. and her step-mother, Ethel Wilson of Nicholson, Pa. Funeral services were held yesterday at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in Flemington. Burial took place in Whitemarsh Memorial Park Cemetery in Montgomery County, Pa.

Albert Ruppert
BETHLEHEM TWP. - Albert F. Ruppert died March 4, 2003, at his home in the Asbury section of the township. He was 55. He was born in Denver, the son of Anna E. Young, and lived in Scotch Plains and Franklin Township, Somerset County, before moving to Asbury 20 years ago. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in physics. He was a research physicist for Energy Photo Voltaics in Lawrenceville. Before that, he was a research physicist for Exxon in Clinton Township. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1966 to 1968. He coached Bethlehem Township soccer, baseball and softball and was active in the Bethlehem Township Booster Club. He was also active with the North Hunterdon Knights baseball team. In addition to his mother, of Hampton, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia James Ruppert; two daughters, Colleen Ruppert of Westfield and Meghan Ruppert at home, and three brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held Saturday at Martin Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial with military honors followed at Bloomsbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center or Hunterdon Hospice, both at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

Ernest Kowalski
NESHANIC - Ernest A. Kowalski died on Feb. 23, 2003, in Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. He was 78. Born in Elizabeth, he was the son of Leon and Wanda Nycek Kowalski. He moved to Neshanic 60 years ago. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Mr. Kowalski most recently worked for the federal General Services Administration in South Somerville. He was a Hillsborough Little League coach for 15 years, the first scoutmaster of Troop 1776 in Neshanic and a former pitcher on the Neshanic Social Club baseball team. In his free time, he loved to hunt and fish. His brothers Emil, Mitchell and August Kowalski, and his sisters, Stella Falkowski and Christine Kinney, died earlier. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Wallace Kowalski, four sons, Eric Kowalski of Michigan, Ernest T. Kowalski of Woodbury Heights, John Kowalski of Wind Gap, Pa., and Stephen Kowalski of Hillsborough; two sisters, Jane Vella and Theresa Kowalski, both of Toms River, and seven grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 25 in the Hillsborough Funeral Home. His body was cremated. Memorial contributions can be made to the Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital in Browns Mills.

Charles William
LEBANON TWP. - Charles William died March 6, 2003, at Rolling Hills of Hunterdon Care Center in Clinton Township. He was 92. Born in Wood Ridge, he was the son of Charles and Grace Judge Aldom. He lived in Stewartsville before moving to Lebanon Township 25 years ago. He was employed by G&H Tool and Die Co. in Fairfield as a precision machinist. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Schaefer Aldon; a son, Terence Aldom of Pompton Plains; two daughters, Belinda Consten of Quakertown and Jo-Ann Rountree of High Bridge; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were private and arranged by Coughlin Funeral Home in Califon. Memorial donations can be made to Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

David Barber
BURLINGTON, Wash. - David T. Barber died March 1, 2003, at his home. He was 40. He had been a co-owner of Clinton Nurseries. Born in Somerville to Robert and Janet Barber, he lived in Middlesex and the Gillette section of Long Hill Township before moving to Burlington, Wash., two years ago. He worked for Northwest Horticulture in Mount Vernon, Wash. as a director of sales and marketing. He was widely considered to be an expert in the field of gardening and perennials and made multiple guest appearances on radio and television. Mr. Barber graduated from Middlesex High School in 1980 and received a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from Rutgers' Cook College in 1984. He was active in the Knights of Columbus in both Gillette and Burlington. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Lynch Barber; a son, Jeffery, and a daughter, Katherine , both of Burlington; his parents, of Middlesex; two sisters, Leslie of Queens, N.Y., and Karen of Tucson, Ariz., and a brother, Robert of Arizona. Services were held Saturday at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township. Interment followed at the St. Vincent Cemetery, under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Home in Gillette.

Dolores Daly
PONCE INLET, Fla. - Dolores Daly died March 3, 2003, at Hospice Care Center in Port Orange, Fla. She was 70. Born in Harrison, she lived in Delaware Township for 22 years before moving to Florida in 1995. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas Daly; four sons, James Daly of Key Largo, Fla., John Daly of Bricktown, Thomas Daly of Mount Bethel, Pa., and Scott Daly of Stockton; a daughter, Lori Gibb of Flemington; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were private. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

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