From Francine Barnhart ( lambert) on January 4th, 2018
My dear brother jack, you have been gone so long but you are still in our hearts and minds..miss you very much. Love little sis, Francine
From Robert Temple on April 2nd, 2016
great friend, loved his family. one of too many from Rahway that died in Vietnam
From JUDY BARNHART'COOK on April 21st, 2014
I CAN ONLY SAY I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH, I WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE WITH ALL OF THESE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT WAR... I CONTINUE TO LIVE WITH OUT YOU..I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY THAT OUR FREEDOM WILL NOT BE SILENCED BY ANYONE.....
I WILL CONTINUE TO MISS YOU... I LOVE YOU, BROTHER..
YOUR SISTER JUDY
Dear Dad, I never got a chance to know you-Mom was five month's pregnant with me when you died, but I've always felt your presence. I'm told I look just like you and I have many of your traits. I am truly Blessed. Your loving daughter, Kathy Baskerville
Gregory Thomas Bogdanffy passed away peacefully on November 20, 2017. He was married for 58 years to Doris Scout Bogdanffy until her death in 2011. Greg and Doris were longtime residents of Rahway and retired to Cudjoe Key, Florida in 1992. They are survived by Daughters Debra (Stephen) Gaines of Vincentown, NJ, Lisa (Jason) Laughlin of Durango, Co, Grandchildren Thomas (Cecelia) Gaines, Shannon Gaines and Great Grandson Walter Gaines. Memorial arrangements were limited to family and held in Florida at his request.
Former chair of the language department and teacher of French and Latin at RHS, Miss Ruth E. Brown passed away in Otsego, New York on January 18, 2012. She had been confined to Otsego Manor for about the last year. After retiring to Otego, NY, she lived for many years with her niece, Jane Seitz. Funeral services were held on January 21, 2012 and burial will take place in the Spring.
A friend is gone, and she is mourned by those who knew her and played with her at Rahway High School. June Williams Crafton, class of 1961, passed away all too soon on March 14, 2013. June will be missed. She was unique, a life force, not easily forgotten. We all have our memories of June. They will keep us smiling.
** "Although 10 years separated us at birth, nothing separated us as sisters. Miss you, sis."
Jane Williams Bobel, RHS Class of 1971
** "I'm sure June's summation of her life would be, 'I think I got my money's worth!' "
Tom Nolan, RHS Class of 1961
** "When I was 21, it was a very good year.
It was a very good year for city girls,
Who lived up the stairs, with their perfumed hair,
And it came undone,
When I was 21."
I WILL MISS HER!
Edwin O'Connor, RHS Class of 1961
** "There will be a little less sparkle, a little less joy, a little less to celebrate. My friend is gone."
A lifelong resident of Rahway, died Monday in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth. He was a US Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was employed in the Maintenance Department of Del Aire Nursing Home, Linden. Surviving are his beloved wife, Susan Pierce D'Addario, two sons, Michael and his wife Christine of Ocean Gate, and Joseph and his wife Jennifer of Cararet, two daughters Linda D'Addario and Christine D'Addario of Rahway, his mother Ann D'Addario of Rahway, a sister Mary Teliha of Rahway and his brother Rocco D'Addario of Rahway. He was also loved by 4 grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday January 7, 2005 at 9:00 AM in the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home 371 West Milton Ave., Rahway, followed by a 10:00 AM funeral mass in St. Mark's RC Church, Rahway. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden. Visiting will be Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. For more information or to send e-mail condolences please visit www.petitdavisfuneralhome.com.
Bette DiGrazio (nee Stephens), 83, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Cremation was private. To send condolences go to www.higgins funeralhome.com. Born and raised in Rahway, Bette lived for 30 years in Green Brook, where she raised her seven children. She subsequently moved and resided in Hillsborough for 20 years before moving to Barnegat two years ago. Prior to retiring, Bette was a marketing assistant for Prudential Insurance in Warren. Prior to that, she worked as a regional manager for Bee-Line Fashions, where she won numerous sales awards. Bette's biggest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Nicholas James DiGrazio, and her son, Randy DiGrazio. Surviving are her husband, Peter Morse; her children, Rocky J. DiGrazio and his wife, Lindy Sue, Robin DiGrazio and his wife, Debra, Keith and his wife, Christine, Sandra Gibbs and her husband, John, Cindy L. Weniger and Kim Auricchio; Bette's brother, Theodore Stephens; 31 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.
Where your sister Sharon ive been trying so hard to make a date to se her we where friens fr atleast 30 years s much to talk about please ( Im Sick (doing ok though ) I Would just LVE to talk with some old friends please find the time im sure it will be a god experience Cynthia v> your FRiend
From Cynthia Varas on May 10th, 2012
Gary your someone that will never be forgotten, I always thought of you as a friend you where just that kind of person. Miss you alot, whenever I think of you. I just have to believe that your happy in heaven say hi to Al your dad and my friend also truely missed . See you again someday. Untill then peace be with you.
Mary Ellen, Jennifer, Jessica, Keith (now named Cisco) and grandchildren Gabriella, Noah and Isabella's hearts remain broken in the death of my husband, children's father and grandchildren. Love is everlasting! XO "85"
Glenn, RHS 1949, was a great sports figure during his high school years....3 letter man.....always attended our reunions......
He will be missed.....1949 was a great class & Glenn was an important part of it.
Age: 70 Rahway
Calvin G. Hoehle Died Wednesday at Mid Valley Hospital in Peckville, Pa he was 70.
He was born in Rahway and moved to Eynon, Pa. in 1974
Mr. Hoehle was am insurance Appraiser before retirement in 1991
He was a Member of th First Presbyterian church of Eynon.
A World War II Navy Veteran, he served as a gunners mate in the pacific. He was a member of the Veterans of Foren Wars Post in Eynon.
Mr. Hoehle wa a member of the Lafayette Lodge #27 , Free and Accepted masons in Rahway where he served as a Master for two terms.
surving are his wofe, Fran Mihalisin, two daughters Annmarie kolb And Dorothy Hoehle Seubert Both of Pinellas Park Fl. A son Frank of Eynon ,Pa eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been completed by Pettit- Davis Funeral home, 371 West Milton ave, Rahway
My Dad was a great Christian and a wonderful Dad and really showed Christ’s love to people, with his smile and good cheer. He was a great mechanic. He helped others and was the first one to offer help when others needed it. To correct the obituary, he served in the Atlantic Theater of Operations, involved in the North Africa, Sicily and Italy invasions as well as the Invasion of Southern France. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Peckville, PA. He had his faults as we all do but was the best Dad a boy could have and truly a great man. I really wish he were alive now to see his 4 grandchildren, Calvin John, Alekczander, Anastasia and Ezekiel. God Bless you, Dad. I miss you very much.
From annmarie kolb on June 15th, 2013
as your first child you will always be my number1 your the best dad ever thanks for always being there
My name is Patricia Howardell and I am the widow of Alan Howardell who was in the class of '63'
Here is the eulogy I wrote for Alan and read at his interment. It is lengthy but provides a very detailed history.
Alan was blessed with many facets during his short life. He was an only sonā
"Kitty" Simmons Wight Koerner passed away on January 28, 2016 in Manahawkin, NJ. A 1948 RHS graduate, lived in Rahway until 1992 when she moved to Waretown, NJ. Mother of Susan Wight Hutler, Jimmer Wight, Harry Wight, Bill Wight, and Tracy Wight. Grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 6. A wonderful mother, wife and friend. We loved her deeply and she will remain in our hearts forever. We miss you Mom, our love forever.
I came across an undated Christmas card that Kitity had written to my mother Janey Case Weaver.My mother died on Sept. 11, 2008 so that card made its way from my mother's in Rahway to my house in Brick and THEN over here to my "temporary" dwelling in Mantoloking.I feel its a serendipitous discovery on this, the eve of my mother's 88th birthday.Our mothers were friends for decades.THEIR mothers were FRIENDS.I STILL have a vision of your parents' spirited singing of a duet at the Ilderan Outing Club annual cabaret.My mother relished her conversations with Kitty.I think it's because Kitty had such zest.
someday mom, i will be with you again, you don't know how much I miss and love you. but I know God is taking care of you now, better then i could ever have. if you knew my mom please leave a comment thank you
Mickey, class of 1960 passed away on October 27 in Lakeland, Florida. He is survived by his son Michael and two grandsons, his sisters Kathleen Messaros DiFabio '64, Helen Messaros Smith '68, Mary Messaros Butfiloski, Joe Messaros and Joanne Messaros Thompson.
Dick was one of my first pals at St. Mary's Grammar. As buddies, we were playmates, and later members of the Rahway High Swimming Team. After High School Graduation our oaths diverged and we left our boyhood for separate paths. In reading of Dick's life and seeing the many tributes of the students he so profoundly affected I experienced pangs of sorrow and regret at losing track of such a fine man. As lfe often has it, we leave a friend a young man only to appreciate his friendship many years later, bitter sweet. I couldn't pass on this opportunity to remember Dick here.
Nancy was a wonderful woman, who lite up a room with her smile. She graduated from Jersey City State in 1968 and became a Flight Attendant for American Airlines. She became a "California girl" and lived in La Jolla, Ca. She loved skiing , biking,the beach, traveling, everything and anything as long as she wasn't sitting still.
Jesus welcomed her home, earlier than scheduled, during the American DC-10 crash in Chicago on May 27, 1979... She is still missed by all those, whose lives she touched.
Nancy will always be loved and missed. Thanks for being our shining/guiding all these years.
From Michael Difani on August 3rd, 2013
I met her in the fall of 1974 in Pacific Beach, a suburb of San Diego. She was a wonderful woman, full of life and enthusiasm. My folks from Riverside, CA sure liked her when they met her in Dec. 1975.