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Evelyn S. Whitehead

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(Home News Tribune)

Evelyn S. Whitehead, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in New Brunswick, she resided in Metuchen for over 35 years. Evelyn graduated from New Brunswick High School and Larsen Jr. College in Qunnipiak, Conn. After graduating from college, she was a model and sales associate for Textron in the Empire State Building in New York. She began her Real Estate career with Mac Pherson Agency in Metuchen and continued with Jacobson Affiliates and until December was Burgdorff ERA in Metuchen. She was broker/sales associate for over 35 years. Mrs. Whitehead was a member of the South River Historical and Preservation Society, and New Jersey Association of Realtors. Evelyn was a woman of style and grace. She enchanted everyone she met and was always ready for a new adventure. She loved life and the people that surrounded her, especially her children and grandchildren.
She was the wife of New Jersey Amateur Golfer Champion the late Charles Whitehead of South River. She was an avid golfer herself. They were former members of Plainfield Country Club, Plainfield. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Wanda and Robert Samuelson; and her husband, Charles Whitehead, who died in 1984. She is survived by her three daughters, Nan Whitehead Conlon of North Brunswick, Janice W. Chase of Medford, Mass., and Diane W. Himmelberger Huntington Beach, Calif.; her sister, Dorothy S. Vetter of Hamilton; her three grandchildren, Morgan Chase, Robert Chase, and John Himmelberger; and her niece, Lynn V. Bartalone.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, with memorial services at 6 p.m. at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. For online condolences to the family or directions to the funeral home, visit

Published in Home News Tribune on Apr. 30, 2009