Age 50, passed away, surrounded by her immediate family on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown. She was born and raised in Upper St. Clair, PA and had lived in Basking Ridge for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University. Mrs. Fencel was a Recruiter for Engineering Resources in Morris Plains for four years. She was a Communicant of St. James Church in Basking Ridge and she loved spending time with friends and family. She is predeceased by her mother, Joanne Bonnett Kuchinic. Mrs. Fencel is survived by her husband, Richard M. "Rick" Fencel; her sons, Ryan and Troy Fencel; her father, Thomas Kuchinic; her brother, T. Bradford Kuchinic; and her step- grandmother, Suzanne Bonnett. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 12:00 noon at St. James Church in Basking Ridge. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of HIGGINS HOME FOR FUNERALS, Watchung, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heartworks Foundation, 19 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 or Diva for a Day at To send condolences, please go to:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 15, 2013