2007-02-15 / Obituaries


Alexander M. Bell

Mr. Bell, 87, of Monroe Township, died Feb. 9, 2007, at home. Born in East Orange, he resided in Edison before relocating to Monroe Township eight years ago. He was an administrator of pharmaceutical service at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, for 25 years, retiring in 1998. Prior to that, he founded Bell's Drugstore, Edison. He served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater during World War II. Mr. Bell is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bertha S. Moskovitz Bell; a son and daughter-in-law, Victor A. and Lynne Bell of Jamestown, R.I.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Ron Breakstone of Washington, Conn.; three brothers, Leo Bell of San Mateo, Calif., Frederick Bell of North Brunswick, and Daniel Bell of Newark; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Arrangements were by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels Inc., East Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to Rutgers University Pharmacy Program, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, 160 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway 08854; or Middlesex County Jewish Federation, 230 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River 08882-2000.

Mary Evelyn Dunn Jensen

Mrs. Jensen, 84, of East Brunswick, died Feb. 11, 2007, in Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. A son, Hans Jensen, died in 1989. Surviving are her husband, Edward L. Jensen; a son, Edward H. Jensen, and his wife, Jill, of the Somerset section of Franklin; a daughter, Catherine Molski, and her husband, Matt, of Nanticoke, Pa.; two sisters, Elizabeth Monus of New Brunswick and Rosemary Girard of Milltown; and a grandson. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, New Brunswick. Interment was in Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick.

Beverly Kay Keeling Depko

Mrs. Depko, 46, of Jackson, died Feb. 2, 2007, at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. Born in Charleston, W.Va., she had lived in Fontana, Calif., and in Keyport and East Brunswick before moving to Jackson 10 years ago. She was predeceased by her father, Marvin Keeling; a brother, Jeff Keeling; and her stepfather, Robert Melkowits. Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Thomas E. Depko; a son, Thomas A. Depko of Jackson; a stepson, Erik Depko of Jackson; her mother, Molly Keeling Melkowits, also of Jackson; four sisters, Retha Thompson of Moscow, Pa., Doris Bresnick of Matawan, Patricia Loveland of Monroe and Martha Shalayda of East Brunswick; and a brother, Marvin R. Keeling Jr. of Clearwater, Fla. A funeral service was held at Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick, with private cremation planned. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America (or KUFA, which is formerly the National Kidney Foundation), 1250 Broadway, Suite 2001, New York, NY 10001.

Edward Weinheimer

Mr. Weinheimer, 82. of Estero, Fla., formerly of South River, died Jan. 22, 2007, at home. He owned and operated Jersey Electronics, South River. He was predeceased by a grandchild. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Weinheimer; four children, Linda Weinheimer and Edward Weinheimer, both of South River, Joan Altemose of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ward Weinheimer of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Walter Shikany Bonita Funeral Home, Bonita Springs, Fla.

Herta Bisso

Mrs. Bisso, 99, formerly of East Brunswick, died Feb. 7, 2007, in Park Place, South Brunswick. Her husband, Frederick, died in 1992. Surviving are a son, Louis R. Bisso, and his wife, Lucy, of North Brunswick; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Crabiel Home for Funerals, Milltown.

Andrew J. Miller

Mr. Miller, 84, of Milltown, formerly of East Brunswick and Seaside Park, died Feb. 6, 2007, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was predeceased by a grandson, Jason Lowery, in 1999. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Fitzpatrick Miller; two daughters, Lynn Miller and Kathleen Hirsch, both of Milltown; a son, Thomas Miller of Chalfont, Pa.; two brothers, Richard Miller of Milltown and Edward Miller of Highland Park; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at New Apostolic Church, East Brunswick. Interment was in Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Eden Institute Foundation, 1 Eden Way, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Evelyn Morris

Mrs. Morris, 83, of Milltown, died Feb. 8, 2007, in Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Elwood Morris, died in 1976. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Morris, and his wife, Joan, of Milltown; and two granddaughters, Alison Malouf, and her husband, Richard, of Monroe, and Melissa Morris of Franklin Park. Services were held at Crabiel Home for Funerals, Milltown. Interment was in Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick.

James E. Murphy

Mr. Murphy, 65, of the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge, died Jan. 29, 2007, in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy division. He was a self-employed tile fitter. Surviving are his wife, Janice Bornemann Murphy; three daughters, Kelli Ann Niedziela of Brick, Shannon E. Murphy of East Brunswick and Jamie L. Murphy of Laurence Harbor; a son, James Murphy Jr. of Cory, Ind.; a brother, Wayne Murphy of Marco Island, Fla.; a sister, Pat Murphy of Highlands; and two grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Cremation was private.

Lenore Ippolito

Mrs. Ippolito, 76, of Marlboro Township, died Feb. 6, 2007, at Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided there prior to relocating to Marlboro 10 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Manalapan. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 2004. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Joseph Malvasio of Spotswood, Frances and Richard Romeo of Middletown, and Lenore and Michael Brancale of Manalapan; three brothers, James Galvano of the Avenel section of Woodbrige, Peter Galvano of Staten Island, N.Y., and Louis Galvano of Brooklyn; a sister, Mary Rizzuti of Long Island, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Thomas More Church. Entombment was at St. Gabriel's Mausoleum, Marlboro. Arrangements were by Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan.

Anne Youberg Stevens

Mrs. Stevens, 83, of East Brunswick, died Feb. 5, 2007, at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge Division. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Merrick, N.Y., prior to relocating to East Brunswick in 1973. She was a register nurse at Middlesex County Visiting Nurses Association, North Brunswick, for 10 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of East Brunswick AARP, Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, and Hammarskjold Junior High School mentors program. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Murray; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Stuart and Donna Stevens of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha L. and Elliott Ober of Matawan, and Karen S. and Steven Zweifler of Paoli, Pa.; a brother, Albert Youberg of Delray Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Interment was at Old Montefiore Cemetery, St. Albans, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, 515 Plainfield Ave., Edison 08817.

Maria Choruk

Mrs. Choruk, 88, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of South River and North Brunswick, died Feb. 11, 2007, in Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex Choruk. Surviving are two daughters, Jennie Blaney, and her husband, David, of Hamilton and Lillian Previte, and her husband, Albert, of Raleigh; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. A service is planned for 11 a.m. on Feb. 15 at St. Euphrosynia Belarus Orthodox Church, South River. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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