Millburn, NJ Obituaries

Flatbush African Burial Ground Coalition Is Fighting To Stop City’s Bulldozers

A slave named Eve, owned by the wealthy slaveowner Lawrence Voorhes, died in Flatbush and was laid to rest there at a cemetery for people of African descent. “Her remains were piously interred in the African burying ground of the village of Flatbush, attended by a great concourse of the people of colour,” an 1810 Long Island Star obituary said, according to the New York City Cemetary Project.
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N.J. father of 2 drowned in Ida, trying to clear storm drain in neighborhood he loved

People who knew Patrick A. Jeffrey say he was a dedicated member of several overlapping communities that made up his full life before it was cut short by Hurricane Ida. First and foremost was his family in Maplewood: his wife and the love of his life, Beth; their daughter, Quinn, and son, Colin. There were his parents and the sister and two brothers he grew up with in Tenafly. His Catholic church congregation was an extended family.
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Robert S. Martines

Robert S. Martines, 75, of Valatie, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Born January 2, 1946 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Josephine (Quillante) Martines. Robert graduated from Catskill High School and served as a Sergeant with the US Air Force. He was a Kitchen Cabinet Specialist and was employed by Wickes Lumber in Selkirk and Mar-Jam Supply Co. in Albany, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed passing the time away sitting on his front porch, smoking cigars, watching Westerns on TV and listing to his favorite band Pink Floyd.

Doris Bahlav

Doris Bahlav née Cordes, 91, formerly from Deal and Monmouth Beach, passed away peacefully at home in Woodland Hills, California, Sept. 4, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Hackensack and lived in Oradell. After graduating from Dwight Morrow High School in Engelwood, she...

Mary A. Cangelosi

Mary A. Cangelosi, 98, of Holmdel, passed away Sept. 10, 2021, at Bayshore Medical Center. Mary was born in New York in 1922 and was the daughter of the late Vincent and Grazia (née Fasano) Achilarre. She loved to cook, kept an immaculate house and enjoyed her weekly outings to the hair salon and Stop & Shop. She was also a member of Holy Family Church in Union Beach and attended weekly services until recently. Her favorite time of year was the holidays and always hosted Christmas Eve at her home with her family around her table.

John Farrell

John Farrell, 77, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 9, 2021. Born in Perth Amboy, he graduated Freehold Regional High School where he was a three-letter sportsman. John attended the University of Sioux Falls and received a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Hamilton University. John was a patrolman and detective sergeant...

Lisa Carrol Norris

Lisa Carrol Norris, 67, of Middletown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Sept. 4, 2021. She was born in Jersey City and resided in Middletown for most of her life. Lisa worked for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority until her retirement. Her grandchildren and family were her life. She loved to garden and collect seashells at the beach. She also loved having movie nights and trips to Atlantic City and Florida. She was happiest when she knew that the ones she loved where happy and healthy. Anyone who knew her knew that she was selfless, kind and caring.

John C. Graf Jr., lifelong educator, woodworker and family man

John “Chris” Christian Graf Jr. born in Lancaster, PA April 25,1948 and longtime resident of Vernon, NJ and Rupert, VT died after a brief battle with cancer on September 13, 2021. After growing up in Livingston, NJ, Chris attended Franklin & Marshall College (‘70) where he was a member of...

Walter F. Smith Jr.

Walter F. Smith Jr., age 79, passed away peacefully at his home Sept. 8, 2021. Although Walter grew up in Keansburg, he lived most of his life in Middletown. He was a graduate of Middletown High School where he played football and held the record for Most Touchdowns in a Quarter.

Historic Madison cemetery holds centuries of stories

MADISON - An African-American Civil War soldier, a congressman key to the vote to abolish slavery and a “gypsy king.”. These are just some of the notable denizens of the historic Hillside Cemetery, located across from Madison Junior School on Main Street. Established in the 1740s on the original site...

Former Southampton Home of Artist Larry Rivers Asks $8.4M

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York. One of the first homes built on Little Plains Road in Southampton Village, which later became the home of renowned artist Larry Rivers, just came on the market last week. The property at 92 Little Plains Road, which includes a home renovated in 2008 and a shed that once served as Rivers’ art studio, is listed at $8.495 million with Michaela Keszler and Paulina Keszler of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Raymond A. Carpenter Jr.

Raymond A. Carpenter Jr., of Point Pleasant, was born August 29, 1966 in Belleville, NJ. He passed away September 9, 2021. He had just turned 55. Ray was raised in the Menlo Park Terrace section of Woodbridge, NJ. He attended grammar school at Saint Cecelia’s and graduated Kennedy High School where he made life-long friends.
Buffalo News

Sarah 'Sally' Downing, 86, was devoted to family

Sarah Therese Doran was the third of eight children who grew up in "a majestic old Victorian" home in Yonkers, said her daughter, Constance Millard. So when she married Buffalo native John F. Downing, who was himself one of seven children, she fit well into his large family. "All of...

Kristin Colgan Kuhns Alexandre, 73, Bedminster resident, noted author and screen writer

Kristin Colgan Kuhns Alexandre, 73, of Bedminster, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, surrounded by her family. She had been battling leukemia for a year. Kristin grew up in the suburbs of Oakwood, Ohio, where she graduated from high school and later was known as a regular news columnist for the Kettering-Oakwood Times. Later, Kristin wrote a regular feature column for the Dayton Journal Herald.

Albert Arthur Sharke, 100, former Watchung resident, WWII veteran

Albert Arthur Sharke, 100, of Arden, N.C., died suddenly on Friday, July 16, 2021. Born and raised (mostly) in New York City, Albert attended Columbia University as a first-generation college student. He graduated in 1947 in metallurgical engineering, after serving as an officer in the 457th Squadron, 506th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Corps, on Iwo Jima during the Second World War.

Daniel Kearney

Daniel “Dank, D3” Patrick Kearney of West Milford lost his life in a car accident on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. He was 19. He shared a birthday with his second sister and is the second youngest between his four siblings. Daniel was attending school at Passaic County Community College, studying...