Ethelyn E. DeCresci

NEWTON - Ethelyn E. DeCresci, 91, of Newton, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Barn Hill Care Center.

Born in Budd Lake and raised in East Stroudsburg, Pa., Ethelyn was a resident of Friendly Lane in Knoll Heights, in Sparta, prior to moving to Newton two years ago.

The daughter of the late Fred and Hattie (Myers) Genung, Ethelyn also was predeceased by a grandson, John Daniel Young, in 2011. Ethelyn is survived by her daughters, Patricia Young and husband, John, of Marshalls Creek, Pa., and Nancy Kelly, and her husband, Edward, of Bangor, Pa.; six grandchildren, Kelly Huff, Lori Long, Christine Bello, Holly Falkowski, Farris DeRoma and Amanda DeRoma; five great-grandchildren, Aiden, Liberty, Justice, Sofia and Chloe.

A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 6, 2013