Marguerite Waters, 88, Was Realtor; Member of Business Women’s Club
Marguerite Addis Waters, 88, of Scotch Plains died on Thursday, July 30, at her daughter’s home in Whitehouse Station.
Born in Briarcliff Manor, New York, she had lived in Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx before moving to Scotch Plains 41 years ago.
She was formerly a secretary to the president of the Fifth Avenue Bank in New York City, and was a real estate Sales Associate with the Frank Wiser Agency in Scotch Plains for many years. She served on both the Plainfield and Westfield Boards of Realtors.
Mrs. Waters was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Scotch Plains, and donated time to the Service League Thrift Shop, also in Scotch Plains.
She was a charter member, as well as the oldest living member, of the Briarcliff Congregational Church in Briarcliff, New York.
Surviving are her husband, Walter “Doc” Waters; a daughter, Jane Andresen of Whitehouse Station; a son, Charles Waters of Whitehouse Station, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 4, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2200 Westcott Drive, Flemington, 08822.
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Lucia Preite Bavosa, 96
Lucia Preite Bavosa, 96, of Scotch Plains died on Friday, July 31, at her home.
Born in Pescopaganese, Italy, she had lived in Roselle Park before moving to Scotch Plains in 1948.
She had been a secretary for the Park Travel Agency, a Scotch Plainsbased firm owned by her husband, retiring many years ago.
Mrs. Bavosa was a member of the St. Nicholas Women’s Auxiliary Society of Scotch Plains.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Bavosa, in 1991.
Surviving are two brothers, Dominic Preite and Gaetano Preite, and two sisters, Rosina Pugliese and Elvira Freda.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, August 3, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.
Arrangements were handled by the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains.
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Virginia M. Ortleb, 75
Virginia M. Ortleb, 75, of Brick died on Sunday, July 26, at the Laurelton Village Care Center in Brick.
Born in New York City, she had lived in Fanwood for 39 years before moving to Brick two years ago.
Mrs. Ortleb was a collector and dealer of antiques.
She was predeceased by her husband, John T. Ortleb, in 1989, and her son, Bruce Fleming, in 1994.
Surviving are two sons, Jon D. Ortleb and Randal J. Ortleb, both of Brick; a sister, Patricia Murphy of Dunellen, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services were held at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, 089024301.
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H.D. Gibson Scheffer, 80, Engineer; Purdue Graduate Worked for RCA
H.D. Gibson Scheffer 80, a lifelong resident of Westfield who also maintained a residence in Tequesta, Florida, died on Tuesday, July 28, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Mr. Scheffer was a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
He had been an electronic engineer at RCA at the Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton and the Solid State Division in Somerville, retiring several years ago.
Surviving is his wife, Catherine Virginia Scheffer.
Eva M. Singer, 92
Eva Meta Peterson Singer, 92, of Berkeley Heights died on Thursday, July 30, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Born in Brooklyn on January 1, 1906, she had lived most of her life in Westfield.
Mrs. Singer was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Singer, in 1984.
Surviving are two daughters, Miriam Cameron of Oldsmar, Florida, Jean O’Brien of Clearwater, Florida, and Rita Sarle of Westfield; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Religious services were held on Saturday, August 1, at the Gray Funeral Home in Westfield, with the Reverend George Freyberger officiating. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 West End Avenue, Bridgewater, 08807.
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Funeral services were held on Friday, July 31, at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
Arrangements were under the direction of the McCracken Funeral Home in Union.
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– Directory to Houses of Worship –
ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Robert Griffiths
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
Reverend Kevin Clark
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
Bishop Kirk Bristol
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Deer Path & Meeting House Lane,
Mountainside (908) 2329490
Reverend Christopher R. Belden
CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church)
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1920 Cliffwood Street, Scotch Plains
Rabbi George Nudell
ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
Dr. Ellis Long
EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Reverend Kevin M. Brennan
FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,
Fanwood (908) 8898891
Reverend Stephanie MillerMcLane
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 170 Elm Street, Westfield
Dr. Robert L. Harvey
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 257 Midway Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 3228461 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 2335029
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield
Reverend Dr. John G. Wightman
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Reverend Sam Chong
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield
Reverend David F. Harwood
GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 2333938 or (908) 2324403
Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield
Reverend Dimitrios Antokas
HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield
Reverend Joseph Masielio
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Westfield
Reverend John F. Kennedy
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH 823 Jerusalem Road
Reverend Clement Griffin
MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside
Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg
OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside
Reverend Patrick J. Leonard
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD 140 Mountain Avenue
Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield
Reverend Paul E. Kritsch
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Michael A. Merlucci
ST. HELEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield
Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke
ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.
ST. LUKE’S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH 500 Downer Street, Westfield
Reverend Leon E. Randall
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield
Reverend Richard W. Reid
SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Gary Rothwell
TEMPLE BETH O’R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark
Rabbi Shawn B. Zell
TEMPLE EMANUEL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Michael C. Seaman
TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood
(908) 3224055 WILLOW GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 2325678
Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel
WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood
Evangel Church Offers Vacation Bible School From August 12 to 14
The Evangel Church in Scotch Plains will sponsor Sonlight Island Vacation Bible School Wednesday through Friday, August 12 to 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
It will include skits, crafts, music and Bible stories. On Saturday, August 15, a carnival and picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. to wrap up the event.
Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to participate. The Evangel Church is located at 1251 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains. For more information, please call (908) 3229300.
Parker Greenhouses Accepts Planting Challenge Overseas A TALL ORDER…Business people and clients admire the 30-foot interior
bamboo installation recently completed in Hong Kong by Parker Greenhouses Interior Plantscape in Scotch Plains.
Parker Greenhouses, Parker Interior Plantscape of Scotch Plains recently completed what is described by the establishment as “one of the most challenging projects” in its 50year history.
The business installed and maintained 54, 30-foot-tall Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys Bumbusoides) in the second floor of one of central Hong Kong’s newest high rise office towers.
The bamboo was originally grown in Florida prior to its shipment and installation in Hong Kong.
Why send Bamboo back to where it is originally from? According to Parker Greenhouses, the answer lies in the advanced technology the United States possesses in interior horticulture.
The tallest indoor plant prior to the arrival of these bamboo in Hong Kong were 20-foot Ficus Benjaminas located in Exchange Plaza. The bulk of the rest of the interior plantings are smaller pieces which can be easily rotated out of the hotel lobbies or office buildings and brought back to nurseries for revitalization. Large specimen plantings which are fairly common here are rarely used there at all.
Large-scale plantings like Bamboo and Ficus trees also require prior containerization in addition to acclimation before being moved indoors. Pre-acclimated and containerized Bamboo was not available in Hong Kong or China.
Parker Greenhouses was asked if it could provide the product and install
it in Hong Kong, and the opportunity was accepted by the business.
The challenges faced by Parker to accomplish this project were many and sometimes unpredictable. The freshly bare-rooted Florida Bamboo was wooden crated, shipped by temperature-controlled truck to JFK Airport and by jet for 17 hours to Hong Kong.
Strict customs inspections in both the United States and Hong Kong preceded the lengthy cargo truck ride to the acclimation nursery near Kowloon, Hong Kong, where Parker staff erected elaborate bamboo scaffolding and 75 percent sun shading structures to condition the bamboo for interior building installation.
Bamboo is normally a full sun outside plant. A second day surprise typhoon with winds of 50 miles per hour blasted the bamboo and almost ended the project then, Parker Greenhouses revealed.
Language barriers, time difference, modern equipment shortages, governmental changes (Hong Kong went from British to Chinese control), weather adversity, lighting adjustment difficulties, and mileage impediments also served to make the bamboo installation a challenge.
Many obstacles, both international and domestic, were successfully overcome through frequent trips by Jay Satava, Parker’s National Service Manager, and the business’s professional horticultural team.
OFF TO A GREAT START…Meredith Docs, pictured second from right, shares a light moment with the Reverend Stephanie Miller-McLane, Interim Minister at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, and her husband, Bob Bjorklund, left, while Ernest Docs congratulates his sister on a successful first Sunday service. Reverend Docs, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, was ordained at her home church, the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, on July 12. She has joined the staff of the Fanwood congregation as the Associate Minister of Youth.
Edison Honor Roll Includes 245 Students
The names of 245 students who earned Honor Roll standing during the final marking period at the Edison Intermediate School in Westfield were recently announced by Principal Dennis Murphy.
In the sixth grade, 32 students, or 18.29 of the 175-member class, were named to the Distinguished Honor Roll, which requires an “A” in all major academic subjects and no grade below a “B” in any minor subject.
Fifty-four students, or 30.86 percent of the class, were named to the Honor Roll, which requires an “A” or “B” in all subjects, major or minor.
In the seventh grade, 17 students, or 10.69 percent of the 159-member class, were named to the Distinguished Honor Roll. Forty-five students, or 28.30 percent of the class, were named to the Honor Roll.
In the eighth grade, 26 students, or 13.76 percent of the 189-member class, were named to the Distinguished Honor Roll, and 71 students, or 37.57 percent of the class, were named to the Honor Roll.
In the third marking period, eighth graders Christopher Quackenbush, Karen Zelawski and David Zorn were inadvertently omitted from the honor roll.
The students receiving honor roll status for the fourth marking period include:
SIXTH GRADE DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Kathryn Brucia Kelli Layton Sean Callahan James Leong Michael Checchio Meghana Limaye Stefanie Courtney Cassandra Lo Reine Duffy Emily McDermott Rebecca Fallon Matthew McManus Suzanna Fowler Richard Moran Amanda Genova Amanda Nehring Adam Gerckens Laura Pietruszki Brendan Gorman Andrew Royston Joseph Hagmann Rebecca Sabreen Kevin Hobson Jaclyn Steinbach Carrie Hubbard Lauren Steller Anthony Johnson Tovah Tripp Paul Johnson Christopher Wolski Kimberly Lam Jenna Zorn
SIXTH GRADE HONOR ROLL Rahul Bhasin Kristina Lucarelli Brian Bigelow Rachel Mandragona Maximilien Blanton Dana Ann Marra
Benjamin Bogen Jeffrey Mathews John Boyd Alison McCabe Nicole Brunetto Katherine McGrath Matthew Calvaruso Alexandra McMahon Brian Ciacciarelli Jason Mesches Danielle Coleman Christine Milazzo Mikaela Cruz Pamela Musat Annika Danielsson Stacy Osborn Joshua Dennerlein Jenna Patterson Daniel Francis Carolyn Pecoraro Carolyn Freundlich Sean Perlman Jennifer Frost Alison Petrow Scott Grau Melissa Pizor Robert Greifeld Andrew Pusar Jessica Guerriero Zachary Rosenberg Christina Hamway Neril Sandeep David Israelow Christina Santilli Christopher Johnson Gillian Scorcia Christine Kessler Rachel Shopiro Katherine Kielar Rachel Squillace Thomas Killian Caitlin Stanley Jacqueline LeBlanc Rachel Tressitt Samuel D. Leib Shanna Vella Kaitlin Lipe Alison Weingarten
SEVENTH GRADE DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Raj Bhandari Tyler Patla Shannon Boyle Alexander Pinho David Eisenberg Daniel N. Rea Jennifer Fleck Layna J. Rolnick Jessica R. Flynn Vincent Shen Mollie Gibbons Staci Spass Joshua Lerner Cristine Velazco William Masket Jill Woodbury
KellyYang SEVENTH GRADE
HONOR ROLL Sara H. Ackerman Joshua T. Lawrence Sean Adams Katherine E. Lechner Robert A. Baldwin Christine Leiz Catherine Bonard Kristen A. Lobrutto Katharine Cass Sarah Masterson Jennie Chang Christine McGrath Angelina Chaplygina Beth Mokrauer Emily Chen Adam Osborn Holly Coleman Geoffrey Ostrega Margaret Curran Elizabeth Paynter Meredith Demarco Tashera Perry Brian O. Doyle Lauren Pollack David A. Falk Meryl Reichbach Stephanie Finn Cari-Nicole Rock Shannon L. Gilmartin Kelly Schmidt Charles D. Hely Emily Sharpe Zontee Hou Rachel Skolnick Dean Jan Gennifer Stribling Lawrence J. Kao Tara Stroud Adam Karnish Melissa Walsh Ariel B. Kaye Alison L. Weinstein Daniel Lange Robert Wilt
Mun Yin Yeow EIGHTH GRADE DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Christy Abdelmessieh Daniel R. Kagan Priya Bhasin Yuka Kawano Alicia Bilheimer Aaron L. Klinger Ashley A. Carr Matthew Leiz Erica Cenci Alex Leong Charles Chaung Christopher Mackay Valerie Chu Sara McGovern Maureen Cooke Michael Nahaczewski Daniel Deserio Rosanne Palatucci Amy Beth Early Anura A. Patil Eli Harel Kristen Pollock Katherine Hild Jessica Ann Speir Karen Huskey David Zorn
EIGHTH GRADE HONOR ROLL Crystal Aldrich Nicole Infantino John Edward Alvaro Hannah G. Israelow Rachel Bavolar Katie Jenkins Megan V. Beck Mara Judd Charles Benisch Steven Krakauer Casey Benson John S. Leonardis Moa T. Biftu Joshua D. Lieberman Michael Biggs Rui Lu Sara L. Bobertz Anthony Lund Samantha Bourque-Trieff Timothy Mansfield James Bridgeman Zintis May-Krumins Jessica Caravello James Montemurro Lauren Caravello John Murch Michael Charmatz Roxane Nassirpour Fumiyuki Chin Julee Noguchi Lindsey Ciarrocca Dana Passananti Bryan Clancy Meeta Patel Stephen Collucci Andrew K. Pidkameny Caitlin Conroy Andrew Pilecki Erin Corbett Alexandra Pino Bryan Cordes Devin Power Christopher Curcio ChristopherQuackenbush Jacquelyn Cusimano Scott Satkin Nicole DiFabio Rory Schulman Tara A. Dowling Bree Sherry Daniel Finestein Shaun Simone Joseph Fischetti Michael C. Sofka Robert Freundlich Alyse Squillace Bethany Goldman Joanna G. Todaro Elyse F. Goldweitz Rosemary Topar Megan Hein Jessica R. Tyminski Elizabeth A. Horan Ivan Villafane Lynn Ting Huang Andrea Waksman Joseph Hubbard Thomas Weingarten Suanne Hutchinson Emily Yudkovitz
Karen Lynn Zelawski
County College Begins Fall Registration
For students who wish to enroll in a full-degree program as well as those who want to take a course or two to get their feet wet in a college environment, Union County College is conducting registration for fall semester classes at its campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains.
The college conducts classes during daytime, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate the scheduling needs of most every student.
Students can choose from courses in 55 disciplines in comfortable lecture halls and state-of-the-art computer, scientific, and engineering laboratories, using high technology training equipment.
Faculty frequently enhance their lectures through the use of multimedia presentational software, the Internet, laptop computers, Interactive Television (ITV) and active learning instructional techniques, among other innovations.
Many distance learning options, including Telecourses, will also be offered. Other courses feature offcampus internships in practical employment settings.
This fall, the college will feature a new laboratory area at its Plainfield Campus for American Sign Language (ASL), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Paramedic courses, affording increased opportunity for hands-on practice sessions.
Registration office hours are ongoing throughout the summer, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Starting on Friday, August 24, students will be able to register until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and also from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
Students are not required to sign up for classes at the specific campus where they wish to study.
Those persons interested in further information should call the College’s Admissions Office at (908) 709-7500.
Ruth Lyles, 72
Ruth Lyles, 72, a lifelong Plainfield resident, died on Saturday, July 25, in the Stoval Nursing Center in Denver.
She was born in Westfield. Mrs. Lyles had been employed by One-Hour Martinizing Cleaners in Plainfield for five years, and later worked at G.O. Kellers Cleaners on Leland Avenue in Plainfield for 23 years.
She was a member of the Temple of Love Church in Piscataway.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Edward Lyles.
Surviving are four daughters, Robin Berry and Ruth Ann Lyles, both of Plainfield, and Wendy Young and Valerie Cole, both of Denver; four sons, Carl Lyles of Plainfield, Charles Berry of Newark, Calvin Lyles of Michigan and James Lyles of New York; a brother, William Green of Plainfield; three sisters, Julia Graham of Plainfield, the Reverend Delores Barron of Piscataway and Pearl Carter of Scotch Plains, and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Visitation will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, at Brown’s Funeral Home in Plainfield, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 First Avenue, Raritan, 08869.
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Anna Kankowski, 98
Anna Kankowski, 98, of Scotch Plains died on Monday, August 3, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.
Born in Germany, she had lived in Newark and Irvington before moving to Scotch Plains in 1993.
She was a member of the Irvington American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Irvington Senior Citizens.
Surviving are a son, Raymond Kane; two daughters, Gloria Ball and Irene Brockman; a sister, Emily Cochran; eight grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.
A Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 7, in St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains.
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Tillie Bass of Hong Kong, a former Westfield resident, died on Monday, August 3, in Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Born in Queens, she had lived in Westfield and Houston, Texas, before moving to Hong Kong four years ago.
Mrs. Bass had been an administrator with Oakite Products in Berkeley Heights for 16 years before retiring in 1985.
Surviving are three sons, Fred Bass, Mark Bass and Alan Bass; a daughter, Ellen Diamond; a brother, Joe Herman, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 7, in the Menorah Chapels at Millburn in Union.
August 6, 1998