LAFAYETTE - George Joseph Bober, 94, of Lafayette, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Born in Newark, George retired to Lafayette in 1981.
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Son of the late Andrew and Julia (Pasternak) Bober, George proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked 31 years for Western Electric, of Kearny, as a punch press operator until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
George enjoyed his daily routine visiting all his friends at the local stores in Newton and Lafayette. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather brother and friend, He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
George was pre-deceased by his son-in-law Andrew Mikita in 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Marlyn P. (Liszkowicz) Bober, his four daughters Eileen Ziegler, Sharon and her husband Bob Andrews, Donna Mikita and Michele Bober. Also surviving are his grandchildren - Chris and her husband Tom Gorrell, Michael Ziegler, Andrea Mikita, Kyle and Whitney Andrews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 25, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home 156 Main St. Newton. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, N.J. 07860.
William G. Oneal, Jr.
NEWTON - William G. Oneal, Jr., 85, of Newton, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Newton Medical Center.
Born in Netcong on Aug. 20, 1928, Mr. Oneal moved to Stanhope in 1975 where he lived until moving to Newton in 2005. He was a graduate of Netcong High School and Rutgers University. His graduate work was at Keane College and Montclair State University.
A teacher for one year in Chester, Mr. Oneal taught in Hackettstown for 12 years and in Newton High School for 26 years, where he was Chairman of the World Language Department. He was a member of the Frankford Plains United Methodist Church. He sang with the Plainsmen (church choir), the Sunshine Singers and the Green Township Chorus. Mr. Oneal was also a member of the Mayflower Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Descendants of Colonial Clergy, the Musconetcong Foundrymen Historical Society, the NRA, and the Sussex County Retired Educator Association.
The son of the late William Oneal, Sr., and Dorothy (nee Wood) Oneal, Mr. Oneal was also predeceased by his sister, Jane W. Stearns, in 2004.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private at Stanhope-Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Bristol Glen Fellowship Fund, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ 07860 or the Frankford Plains United Methodist Church, 99 Plains Road, August, NJ 07822. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street Newton, NJ 07860
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Aug. 23, 2013