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June Marie (Martin), 86, passed peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was born in West New York, NJ, to Jay and Sophia (Reith) Martin. June resided in Palisades Park, NJ for sixty years prior to moving to Hardyston Township three years ago. June was employed with both American Tobacco Company and Dunn and Bradstreet before becoming a devoted homemaker. She studied art and was an avid bird watcher. Mrs. Bever was also a Girl Scout leader. She volunteered at the Palisades Park Library promoting children's literacy, and was a former Board of Directors member of the Parent Teacher Association. June was a loving, caring, compassionate soul, who always put everyone else first and whose smile brightened a room. She will be sadly missed. Predeceasing her are husband Karl, 1989, a daughter; Susan Bever, 1968, and infant grandson, Timothy Lopatin, 1990. June is survived by a loving daughter with whom she lived, Carol Lopatin and dear friend Eric Balinski, of Hardyston Twp., a loving son, Karl Bever and Diana of Hopatcong, cherished granddaughter, Ashley Susan Bever of Hopatcong, her caregiver Sandy Awad, a niece and nephew, many cousins, and her beloved cat, Lindsey. The family wishes to thank friends and staff at Sussex County Adult Day Center, and the Compassionate Care Hospice of Sparta for their gentle care and assistance. Family and friends are invited Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, with an 8 PM funeral service at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Sussex County Adult Day Center at 55 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860.
Published in The Record on June 29, 2012