Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train Wednesday at the Secaucus Junction rail station that was named in his honor.
As a tribute to his advocacy of mass transit, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a D.C.-bound Amtrak train in Secaucus Wednesday. Lautenberg's family and staff accompanied the senator for his final Amtrak ride to the nation's capital, where he'll be buried on Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. Prior to the Amtrak send-off, Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, the congregation where the senator belonged, eulogized Lautenberg during a ceremony and color guard salute at the Secaucus Junction station's main concourse.
Friday, January 25, 2013
A memorial service will be held Saturday.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Susan Neibert, who died on Dec. 29, worked at Southern Boulevard School for 17 years.
When Michael Neibert attended his wife Susan's memorial service on Jan. 4, there was one thing that left him "pleasantly surprised." "There were a lot of parents and former students there, people who knew Sue from Southern Boulevard School, and came to the service," Neibert said. "She knew a lot of kids in town, no question about that." Susan, a longtime resident of Chatham Township, died on Dec. 29 at the age of 60 after what her husband called "a long battle with cancer." She was employed at Southern Boulevard School for 17 years as a teacher's aid and a secretary in the front office, in a job which her husband said was one of the great passions of her life. "I think overall Sue really loved children," Michael said. She was a stay-at-…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Family and community members pay final respects to Nicholas Michael Cianciotto III, who was ice fishing when he and his friend fell into the frigid waters of Budd Lake last week.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Beverly White lived in Chatham and Florham Park.
A Florham Park woman who died in a one-car crash on North Passaic Avenue in Chatham last week worked as a special education teacher for many years and had three children and five grandchildren, according to her obituary. Beverly White, who moved from Florham Park to Chatham and then back to Florham Park, was a member of the Summit Art League, the Summit Jewish Community Center and the Madison-based Chabad of South East Morris County, her obituary says. She had retired from teaching nine years ago. A Chatham police accident report says White's car was traveling northbound on North Passaic Avenue when the car, for unknown reasons, crossed over the center line and left the roadway, striking a tree in a front yard near Harvard Street around 3:…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Chris D'Ambrosio died on Dec. 6 after a long battle with cancer.
Christopher J. D'Ambrosio, a former deputy chief of the Chatham Borough Fire Department, died at the age of 45 at Morristown Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 6. When a special person comes into your life and their time comes to pass, there is a feeling of moral obligation to stop our own life and reflect. Chris D’Ambrosio was one of those people; a man who, in the words of Cathi Losavio, "was so much fun, always joking around." Besides touching several friends and family members, his life also made an impression on several uniformed fire department and police staff in the Chathams that came to pay their respects at his funeral at Wm. A. Bradley and Son on Dec. 10. In D'Ambrosio's honor, five police and fire department units from …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
John T. Cunningham died last week at age 96; visiting hours scheduled for Monday in Madison.
John T. Cunningham, a popular New Jersey historian who wrote more than 50 books about the state's past, some of which were used in grade-school classrooms and turned into award-winning documentaries, died Thursday. He was 96. Visiting hours are scheduled for Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison. A memorial service for Cunningham is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 S. Park Place, Morristown. Cunningham was raised in Mendham and graduated from Morristown High School in 1932. A 1938 graduate of Drew University and a resident of Florham Park for 60 years, Cunningham was remembered by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen as a man whose…
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Florham Park resident was known as "New Jersey's Historian."
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R) released a statement Friday mourning the death of John T. Cunningham, a professional historian who wrote prolifically about New Jersey. “Deservedly described as ‘New Jersey’s historian,’ John T. Cunningham for many decades eloquently wrote and spoke of our state’s unique place in American history. He always said that New Jersey was like a ‘mirror’ of the United States with more diversity and more waves of immigrants than any other state," Frelinghuysen said in the statement. Cunningham died Thursday. He was an alumnus of Morristown High School and Drew University, and a resident of Florham Park. He was also a founding member of the New Jersey Historical Commission. One of Cunningham's books, "Chatham at the …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Procession arrived at noon Sunday for burial ceremony at Fairview Cemetery. Nearly 100 fans shouted 'We love you, Whitney' as hearse turned into the cemetery.
The vigil at Fairview Cemetery began at first light Sunday morning. There were no mourners, just reporters and photographers mingling congenially as they staked out a good spot for their reports back to the network morning shows or a position for the perfect photo of the funeral procession bringing Whitney Houston to the cemetery for her burial. Police officers arrived before daylight, at 6 a.m., to secure every possible corner of the Fairview property, from the Cranford border along Union County College to the south and E. Broad Street to the north. At the western end of the cemetery, Gallows Hill Road was closed to prevent any neighborhood street from messing up any potential route in which the procession of hearses and limos that would …