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Justin Sassaman Of Alexandria Dies, 2 Months
Hunterdon County is in mourning for Justin Howard Sassaman, a 2-month-old boy who died at home in Alexandria Township on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Born in Raritan Township, Justin leaves behind his loving parents, Jenny Rae Sassaman and Tyler J. Gatlin, his obituary says.
He is also survived by his cherished siblings, Logan Sassaman, Joseph Papa, Leon Gatlin, and Tyler Gatlin, Jr.; his Maternal grandparents, Ray A. and Kat J. Sassaman; uncle, Jason H. Sassaman, and cousin Ty Ellis.
A celebration of Justin’s life will be planned for a later date. Donations were being made in Justin’s lo…
North Hunterdon HS Grad Blake McGuire Dies At 27: 'Free Spirit'
Blake Kyle McGuire, of Bethlehem Township, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 17, his obituary says. He was 27 years old.
Born in Edison, Blake graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 2014 before attending Raritan Valley Community College.
He is being remembered as a “free spirit” with a passion for art and music, who loved to make others laugh with his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, his obit reads.
"I had Blake as a student and always enjoyed him," a former teacher wrote on Facebook. "He always made me smile."
Blake is survived by his parents, William and Susan McGuire; sisters, K…
Expectant Mother From Cohoes Who Died Giving Birth Remembered As 'Friend To All'
Emma McTiernan never got to meet her newborn son, Finn.
The 36-year-old wife and mother from Cohoes in Albany County died early Wednesday, Nov. 8, due to complications experienced during childbirth, according to her obituary.
McTiernan’s untimely death leaves her husband, Joe, to raise their son on his own.
“On the night of the joyous occasion of delivering our beautiful baby boy, complications arose and Emma wasn’t able to pull through,” Mr. McTiernan wrote on Facebook.
“I cannot comprehend what has happened. This vibrant woman, incredible wife, loving mother and caring friend was stol…
Iconic Newsman Pablo Guzman Dies In Westchester: 'Was Real Deal'
Veteran journalist Pablo Guzman, who became well-known and well-loved among New Yorkers over his decades on the air with several outlets, has died, according to a report by CBS News.
Guzman, who spent nearly three decades with CBS New York after joining in 1995, died on Sunday morning, Nov. 26 at the age of 73, in Westchester.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury in Nassau County, Guzman began his television career at WNEW-TV Channel 5 in 1984 before joining WNBC in 1992.
After this, he started his career with CBS in 1995, eventually becoming a senior correspon…
Death Of Director Chris Englese Sends Shockwaves Through Jersey City: 'JC Was In His Blood'
Christopher Englese, an award-winning director and pillar of many communities across Jersey City, died on Monday, Nov. 13, at 44 years old.
The City of Jersey City paid homage to Chris Englese, the face of its social media channels, with a video.
"If there’s been anything on this social media channel you’ve enjoyed — be it an entertaining historical video, an important look at a lesser known part of our city, a profile on a forgotten area of our past — you need to know, Chris Englese was behind it," reads a social media post.
"Jersey City was in his blood. Chris *was* Jersey City. His cha…
Fredericksburg 'Cell Phone Guy' Clarence Waller Jr. Dead At 39: 'Gentle Giant'
Clarence Waller Jr. went by many names.
Jay, junior, "the cell phone guy."
But the 39-year-old Fredericksburg man who died on Thursday, Nov. 16, is being remembered in just one way: Fondly.
According to a GoFundMe campaign, Waller died due to diabetic complications and renal failure.
Affectionately referred to as a gentle giant standing at 6'3", Waller graduated from Massaponax High School and had been volunteering as an assistant football coach there in recent years, according to the campaign and his obituary.
He worked at Best Buy, T-Mobile, and Sprint, and was the go-to guy for …
Victim Of Ramsey Train Crash ID'd As Hewitt Outdoorsman Evan Blauvelt, 45
Services have been set for the 45-year-old man fatally struck by a train in Ramsey.
Evan Blauvelt, of Hewitt resident, was identified as as the man struck and killed by an NJ Transit train in Ramsey on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 15, transit officials said
Blauvelt, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is being remembered as a man who loved the outdoors, according to his obituary. A Colorado native, he enjoyed skiing and hiking and rooting for the Denver Broncos, his obituary reads.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn, his daughter Natasha, his brother, Ryan, his parents, Howard and …
'Sunny Soul:' Forked River Mom Nadine Vetter Dies, 42
Tributes are flooding social media for Nadine Vetter, a Jersey Shore mom who died Tuesday, Nov. 14 aged 42.
Born in Staten Island, Nadine spent most of her life in Bayville, finally moving to Forked River, her obituary says. She worked for Weichert Realty in Oakhurst as a Mortgage Analyst for 15 years.
Nadine loved to spend time with her many friends and family members. Above all, she embraced her role as a devoted mother.
Nadine is survived by her loving husband, Stephen Vetter; her cherished daughter, Alyssa, three stepchildren, Tyler, Madison and McKenzie; her mother, Robyn Bianco; her…
Student, 19, Who Died In Fall From Njit Parking Deck Remembered
A 19-year-old student who died in a fall from a parking deck at the New Jersey Institute of Technology this month is being remembered as a “faithful friend” and a “beacon of positivity.”
Elna Nandako Nyongesa died in Newark on Saturday, Nov. 11, her obituary says.
"With heavy hearts, we share the heartbreaking loss of Elna Nyongesa, who was suddenly taken from us on November 11, 2023," reads a GoFundMe for her family.
"Elna, our shining star, was a student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology who tragically died after falling from the parking deck at her school, leaving be…
Lauren Gaeta Of Toms River Dies, 59
Lauren Gaeta, a Toms River resident died on Friday, Nov. 17 at the age of 59, according to her obituary.
A Totowa native who was born in Pequannock Township, Gaeta moved to Toms River three years ago, her obituary reads. She loved watching people on the boardwalk, shopping at flea markets and spending time with her family, according to her obituary.
She is survived by her husband, Salvatore, her children, Kelsey and Erin, her stepchildren, Erica and Matthew, her siblings Donna, Shauna, her dogs, Mugsy, Dunkin and Cinnamon and other relatives and friend, her obituary reads.
A funeral will b…
Sudden Death Of Mario Solorzano Jr., 31, Of Jefferson Twp., Leaves Loves Ones Reeling
The sudden loss of a 31-year-old Morris County man has left a void in the lives of those who knew him.
Mario Solorzano Jr., of Jefferson Township, died unexpectedly on Nov. 16 at home, surrounded by his loved ones, according to his obituary.
RIP Mario Solorzano. So much laughter & ball busting in the gym just a few short years ago! I’ll never forget looking... Posted by Shaun Mason on Friday, November 17, 2023
Rest in Peace Mario Solorzano you were loved by so many and truly the life of the party anywhere you went. I’ll never... Posted by Annemarie Devine on Friday, November 17…
Financial Controller, Fairfax County Dad Victor Lee Dies, 37: 'Unforgettable Person'
Support is surging for the family of Victor Lien Chun Lee, a Fairfax County dad who died on Nov. 9. He was 37 years old.
More than $23,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe for Victor's wife, Caitlyn, and children, James and Caroline, as of Saturday, Nov. 18. The campaign says Victor died after an 11-month battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.
"Victor fought the hardest battle of his life and has left this world all too soon," Vanessa Roca writes.
"We are honored to have known him and thankful to be able to continue on his memory. Victor was a dedicated & loving husband a…
Chappaqua Native Peter Charles Neale Was An Avid Reader, Traveler, And A Man Of Deep Faith
Born July 3, 1956, in Westchester County, Peter Charles Neale died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Lewisburg, WV on Oct. 29, 2023.
He was the son of Richard Lewis Neale and Claudia Garesché Neale of Chappaqua, where he grew up amongst a large family of siblings and cousins.
Peter earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Iona College in New Rochelle. After working many years as a house painter, he began to travel across the U.S. and to pursue his deep interests in world history, music, comparative religion, and American life. Over th…