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Helen M. Wolf
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. - Helen M. Wolf died Jan. 29, 2003 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She was 84. She was born in Roselle Park, the daughter of Harry and Johann von Kellinghausen Paashaus. She lived in Franklin Township from 1986 to 2002 before moving to Shaftsbury. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church and a former member of the Baptistown Baptist Church. While living in Hunterdon she was a member and chaplain of the Franklin Township Senior Citizens and a member of the Hunterdon Garden Guild. Her husband, Richard Wolf died in 2002. Mrs. Wolf is survived by a daughter, Helen Hain of Shaftsbury; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held on Sunday at the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in Flemington. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington. Memorial contributions can be sent to Hunterdon County Camp of Gideon International, 336 Rt. 579, Asbury 08802.

Jesse Barden
WASHINGTON TWP. - Jesse R. Barden died Feb. 4, 2003 at his home. He was 39. Born in Flemington, he was the son of Roger and Betty Nebasko Barden. He lived in Hunterdon County most of his life moving to Casar, N.C. in 1988 and then moving to Washington Township three years ago. He worked as an independent underground cable installer. He was an avid auto enthusiast. Mr. Barden is survived by his mother of Washington Township with whom he lived, his fianc', Sharon Guynup with whom he lived; two stepsons, Charles Walker III and Brent Walker, both at home; five sisters, Elizabeth Bartholomew of Phillipsburg, Rina Lewandowski of Sherman, Texas, Kathleen Fitzgerald of Clinton, Amber Meza of Wharton and Jennifer Barden of Whippany; and his paternal grandmother, Louise December of Hampton. Funeral services were Saturday at the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment was in Mountainview Cemetery in Cokesbury.

Francis Higgins
WARRINGTON, Pa. - Francis 'Buddy' Higgins died Jan. 25, 2003 in Warrington. He was 51. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was raised in Lambertville. Mr. Higgins was a licensed plumber. He graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High School in 1969.Surviving are his mother, Margaret Hoagland of Warrington, Pa.; two sisters, Margaret Catherman of Doylestown, Pa. and Gail Bowen of Kingwood Township; and his brother, Tom McCaffrey of Georgia. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lambertville on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Ida Alberta Moss Miele
OLD BRIDGE - Ida Alberta Moss Miele, a longtime Clinton Township resident, died Jan. 13 2003 at the Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge, where she had lived since 1995. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. as Ida Alberta Long, she first married in the 1920s. Her first husband and only child, a baby boy, succumbed to tuberculosis during an outbreak of that disease in the New York area around 1930. For many years Mrs. Miele was a volunteer at Hunterdon Medical Center. She was a member of Stewart Chapter 166 of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey. She was a member of the North Branch Reformed Church and, previously, the Lebanon Reformed Church. Her husband, Rocco Miele, died in 1994. Mr. Miele was the first mayor of Raritan and a businessman in the area for many years. Her second husband was Edgar Moss, who died in 1990. Mr. Moss was in advertising sales for the Hunterdon County Democrat and other area newspapers in the 1060s and then owned the New Brunswick Spokesman weekly newspaper until retiring. He raised English Bulldogs, several of which achieved championship status. Mrs. Miele is survived by a brother, Sidney Long of New Castle, Del. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum, Soldier Hill Road and Pascack Road, Paramus. Arrangements are under the direction of the Riewerts Memorial Home phone (201) 384-0700. Memorial donations can be made to the Reformed Church Home, 199 Route 18 North, Old Bridge 08857.

James A. Lambert
WEST AMWELL TWP. - James A. Lambert died Jan. 30, 2003 at home. He was 87. Born in Lambertville, he was the son of Artman and Elizabeth Snyder Lambert. He formerly resided in Ringoes, then moved to West Amwell Township in 1936 when he became a farmer. He was a 1933graduate of Flemington High School. He managed the A. H. Hoffman Seed Store in Flemington and when it closed started Lambert's Farm & Garden Store on his farm in 1974. He once appeared in Ripley's Believe It or Not for growing corn that reached 19.5 feet in height. He was a star pitcher for the Ringoes baseball team. He also an active 4-H member and showed his cattle, particularly Holsteins, at many county and state functions, often winning awards. Mr. Lambert also grew sunflowers which were often painted by artists or photographed. He was past president of the Interstate Milk Producers of Hunterdon and Mercer counties and a charter member and former treasurer of the West Amwell Fire Company. He served on the West Amwell Township Board of Adjustment for 30 years. He was a member of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church in Ringoes. Mr. Lambert is survived by his wife, Mildred Bateman Lambert; two daughters, Janice Jarrett of Stockton and Susan Little of Englewood, Colo.; four sisters, Beulah Dilts and Kathyrn Polhemus, both of Ringoes, Shirley Novabilisky of Hopewell and Magdalen Cronce of Lambertville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the church Monday, followed by burial in Union Cemetery in Ringoes. The Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home in Flemington was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the church, Box 560, Ringoes 08551.

Grace Lyman Peck
SHELBURNE, Mass. - Grace Lyman Peck died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass. She was 91. A daughter, Christine Kirsche, lives in Ringoes. Mrs. Peck was born in Wilmington, Vt., the daughter of Clyde W. and Bessie Copeland Lyman. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro (Vt.) High School. She lived with her granddaughter for eight years, then moved to her son Russell Peck's home in Colrain, Mass. for three years. She was a resident of Mohawk Manor Rest Home in Shelburne Falls, Mass. since 1999. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardens, house plants, reading, and embroidery. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Shelburne and its Women's Fellowship for more than 60 years, She was a 70-year member of the Shelburne Grange, the Connecticut Valley Grange, the state and national Grange, and a member of the Shelburne Falls Women's Club, the Dorothy Quincy Hancock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Shelburne Senior Center. Her husband Abner Peck died in 1987 after 56 years of marriage. A grandson, Charles Peck, died in 1972. In addition to her daughter and son, she is survived by three other sons, Marvin and Harvey Peck, both of Shelburne and A. William Peck of Andover, Mass.; three half-brothers, Earle Lyman of Florida, Myron Lyman of White Stone, Va. and Kenneth Bond of Brattleboro; 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. A service was held yesterday at the First Congregational Church of Shelburne. Burial will take place in East Shelburne (Mass.) Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are by the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home in Shelburne Falls. Send memorial contributions to the First Congregational Church, Church Commons Road, Shelburne, MA 01370.

Lloyd Fleming
HOLLAND TWP. - Lloyd E. Fleming died Jan. 30, 2003, at Hunterdon Medical Center. He was 86. Born in the Ludlow section of Asbury, a son of Jacob and Mary Esther Hackett Fleming, he lived in Little York before moving to Holland Township in 1960. Mr. Fleming was an active and life-long member of North Hunterdon United Methodist Church, the former Norton Church, in Hampton. He was a truck driver for Haynes Oil Co. in Raritan Township for eight years. Before that, he was a salesman and truck driver for H.P. Worline Co. in Clinton for 25 years before retiring in 1981. He enjoyed fixing old bicycles and was nicknamed ''The Bikeman.'' Two brothers, Stanley and Harvey Fleming, and a sister, Pearl Riddle, died previously. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Arlene R. Eckard; a son, Walter D. Fleming of Pennsboro, W.Va., and a sister, Grace Rapp of Millville, Pa. Services were held Monday at W.E. Johnson Funeral Home in Holland Township. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to North Hunterdon United Methodist Church, 51 Rt. 635, Hampton 08827.

Bruce W. Bux
CALIFON - Bruce W. Bux died Jan. 30, 2003 at Hunterdon Medical Center. He was 54. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Otto and Mabel Bux. Before coming to Califon in 1990, he resided in Staten Island, N.Y. Mr. Bux graduated from Syracuse University in New York State in 1969 and received his master's degree from New York University in 1979. He was a petroleum trader for Delphi Petroleum in Red Bank. Mr. Bux was a booster for his alma mater and an amateur photographer. In addition to his parents, of Sparta, he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Virginia DeTorres Bux; a brother, Curtis Bux of Cream Ridge; and a sister, Julia Maguire of Sparta. A liturgy service took place Monday at St. Luke's Church in Long Valley, followed by burial in Ocean View Cemetery in Staten Island. Arrangements were directed by the William J. Leber Funeral Home in Chester. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 5 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton 08690.

Alice Bryant
FRENCHTOWN - Alice B. Bryant died Jan. 30, 2003, at Valley View Health Care Center in Alexandria Township. She was 79. Born in New York City, a daughter of George and Marie Perlijeau Bryant, she lived in Frenchtown with her nephew's family. She was a nurse at Johns-Manville Co. in Manville for 30 years before retiring in 1978. She was predeceased by two brothers, James and Charles Bryant, and four sisters, Edith Messler, Virginia Bryant, Elizabeth Stiles and Margaret Whalen. She has no immediate survivors. Private funeral services were arranged by the W.E. Johnson Funeral Home in Holland Township. Memorial donations can be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Dr., Flemington 08822.

Doris Bisson
FRENCHTOWN - Doris S. Bisson died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 at home. She was 72. Born in Frenchtown and a life-long resident, she was the daughter of William and Ada V. Slavin. She graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1948 and from East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in education. She was a teacher for over 31 years. She taught at Kingwood Township School, Frenchtown Elementary School and Holland Township School before retiring in 1987. She was a member of Frenchtown Presbyterian Church and a member of the church's Women's Club. She was president of the Library Board of the Frenchtown Free Public Library. She was also a member of the Hunterdon County Education Association, the New Jersey Education Association and the National Education Association. Her husband Faulcon Bisson Sr. died in 1998. She is survived by two sons, Faulcon 'Bud' Bisson Jr. of Upper Black Eddy, Pa. and Robert Bisson Sr. of Lower Saucon Township, Pa.; daughter Beth Hart of Upper Black Eddy; four granddaughters and four grandsons. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Frenchtown Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of W.E. Johnson Funeral Home in Holland Township. Send memorial contributions to Frenchtown Free Public Library, 29 2nd St., Frenchtown 08822 or Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, PO Box 114, Frenchtown 08822.

Agnes Barry
NORTH PLAINFIELD - Agnes Higgins Barry died Jan. 28, 2003 at home. She was 76. She was the mother of Patricia Ginty and Nancy Wowchuck, both of Clinton Township. Born in Plainfield, she lived in North Plainfield her whole life. Mrs. Barry was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in North Plainfield and a member of St. Joseph Altar Rosary Society. Her son James died in 1991 and her daughter Mary Catherine died in 2001. Besides here daughter, she is survived by her husband George; four sons, William of Piscataway, John of Hampton, Richard of Cranford and Robert of North Plainfield; another daughter, Cathy Barry of Bedminster; and eight grandchildren. Services were Friday at the Scarpa Funeral Home in North Plainfield, followed by burial at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge. Memorial donations can be made to JFK Haven Hospice, 80 James St., Edison 08818 or St. Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Manning Ave., North Plainfield 07060.

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