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a THE October 10, 1990 C-3 Watchung trying to block new office buildings By CARRIE L. FERGUSON Courier-News Staff Writer Watchung is trying to block the construction of two 10-story office buildings by showing that the buildings slated for Berkeley Heights pose an environmental hazard. At the request of a grass-roots organization opposed to the construc- tion, the Borough Council agreed to pay the $2,000 bill to have its planner review Connell Rice and Sugar Company's environmental-impact study, said Borough Administrator Gladys Bartholomew. For months, Watchung officials have voiced opposition to the buildings planned for its border with Berkeley Heights. However, the borough has no legal jurisdiction in the Realtors say law would ruin them By BERNICE PAGLIA Courier-News Staff Writer PLAINFIELD A proposed housing-inspection ordinance would kill a market that is already so bad that the city's 800 real-estate agents have sold only 154 homes this year, the City Council was told last night.

Aaron Campbell, of Campbell Realty, used the low sales figure to rebut Inspections Director Jocelyn Pringley's memo saying that she gets about 20 inquiries weekly on whether the town has such an ordinance. If all the inquiries were from expectant buyers, he said, the sales number would be more like 960 yearly. Campbell was one of eight speakers for the Plainfield Area Board of Realtors, who oppose the ordinance and say the city should stick to better enforcement of existing property code laws. Campbell also pooh-poohed Pringley's statement that the ordinance would help prevent illegal occupancies and would let new owners understand what the city expects in the way of property maintenance. Pringley's memo accompanied a draft of the pro- OBITUARIES Catherine H.

Galauski, Westfield resident WESTFIELD Catherine H. Galauski, 69, a retired secretary, died Monday (Oct. 8, 1990) at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Mrs. Galauski was born and raised in Westfield and lived there all her life.

She retired in 1968 as a secretary for the Wise Potato Chip Co. in Westfield after 16 years of service. Mrs. Galauski was a member of St. Helen's Church in Westfield.

Surviving are her husband, Edward A. Galauski; a son, Edward A. Jr. of Carmel, a daughter, Cathy Huschke of Hampton; and five grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m.

tomorrow at St. Helen's Church. Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Gray Funeral Home in Westfield. FUNERAL NOTICES DESEPIO Mary G.

(Romano) of Piscataway, on Monday, Oct. 8, 1990. Beloved wife of the late John C. DeSepio. Mother of Katherine M.

Short and Patricia A. De Sepio. Sister of Theresa A. Blum, Joseph D. Vincent A.

Romano. Also surviving is one grandaughter. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 12th, 1990 at in the MCCRISKIN HOME FOR FUNERALS, 2425 Plainfield Ave. So.

Plainfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Bound Brook. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Relatives friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday, 2-4 7-9PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bound Brook Chapter of Deborah would be appreciated. JONES Frank A. of Warren on Oct. 9th, 1990. Husband of Rosemary Buderwitz Jones, father of David, Robert, Catherine and the late Richard Jones, brother of David and Sam Jones also surviving are 3 grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at Higgins Home For Funerals 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung on Thursday Oct. 11th at 11:00 A.M. Interment Springdale Cemetery, Warren. Visiting hours Thursday 10:00 11:00 a.m.

LEWIS Abbie of Plainfield, on Thursday, Oct 9th, 1990, in her 75th year. Wife of J. Clarence Lewis II. Services at MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 400 Franklin Place at E. 7th Street, Plainfield, on Friday, October 12th, at 1:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Muhlenberg Regional 1 Medical Center, Plainfield. OFFER Rose M. on Oct 8th, 1990 of Plainfield. Wife of Phillip Offer. Sister of Willis (Bo) Ford, Mrs.

Etta and Ollie Gillette. Funeral service will be held on Thursday 12 noon REFUGE CHURCH OF CHRIST. Friends may call at the church Wednesday 7-9pm. Arrangements by JUDKINS. WEST Mildred (Temple), 81 of Ellenton, FL, on Tuesday, October 9, 1990.

Beloved Mother of Thomas H. West, of Somerville; Grandmother of Steven West, Vicki West, Douglas Agans, and Kenneth Agans. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 13, at the TAGGART CHAMBERLAIN FUNERAL HOME, 305 East High Street, Bound Brook, NJ. Cremation will be private.

Friends received at the funeral home Friday: 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. CARD OF THANKS In Loving Memory Of CAROLYN MADALENE HASKINS JORDAN Who passed away October 10, 1987 Third Anniversary In all the world we shall not find A heart so wonderfully kind, So soft a voice, so sweet a smile, An inspiration so worth while, A sympathy so sure, so deep, A love so beautiful to keep Love Always Mom, Diane, Brenda, Joan, Sarah, Michael, Kevin, Kecia family MONUMENTS L.L. MANNING SON 1861 DISPLAY YARD 405 W. Front Plainfield 756-0706 725-1631 approval process because the buildings would be in Berkeley Heights. If the constructuon proves to be a hazard, attorneys for Watchung and the Berkeley Coalition will present it to the Berkeley Heights Planning Board, hoping that the board will deny approval.

Opponents say an environmental approach is the only way to stop the bulldozers from clearing the 52-acre posed ordinance when it first came to the council about two months ago. It has twice been pulled from the agenda and is not on it now, as city administrator Jewel Thompson-Chin reminded Councilman Jon Bramnick when he tried to get Pringley to respond to the realty agents' challenges last night. "This type of back-and-forth is not appropriate," Thompson in said. "It's not on the agenda we're here to listen to your comments," she said to the agents. William Populus, president of the Realtors Board, said the ordinance would result in homeowners paying 20 percent more in taxes because marginal buyers and sellers would not be able to make transactions and also pay for repairs, causing mortgage defaults and foreclosures.

The Realtors' attorney, Leonard Rubin, said buyers should hire outside inspectors to check houses, something that usually takes place, he said, 10 to 15 days after a contract is signed. The ordinance calls for inspection at closing. "While the ordinance says if it's not approved in five days, you don't need (approval), it's still a sword hanging over your head. I have no doubt it will further deplete sales," he said. Cynthia Kirkland, a specialist, said the ordinance was "insulting" because it implied that people couldn't see for themselves what's wrong with a property before buying it.

Kathleen Brannigan, Bound Brook native BOUND BROOK Kathleen Hendricks Brannigan, 41, a former borough resident, died yesterday (Oct. 9, 1990) at her home in Crofton, Md. Mrs. Brannigan was born in Bound Brook. She moved to Maryland in 1972.

She worked for the Digital Equipment Corp. in Maryland for eight years. Surviving are her husband, James Brannigan; two sons, Chris and Brian, both at home; her mother, Catherine Hendricks of Bound Brook; a sister, Jane Chiesa of Bound Brook; and a brother, Municipal Court Judge Robert Hendricks of Bound Brook. Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Conroy Funeral Home, 21 E.

Second Bound Brook, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church in Bound Brook. Visiting hours will be 7- 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary Romano DeSepio, 68, Bound Brook native PISCATAWAY Mary G. Romano DeSepio, 68, a Bound Brook native, died Monday (Oct. 8, 1990) at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. Mrs. DeSepio was born in Bound Brook, where she lived for most of her life.

She also lived in Middlesex for three years before moving to Piscataway 10 months ago. She was a life member of the Bound Brook Chapter of Deborah. Mrs. DeSepio also was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16 of Somerville Auxiliary, Infantry Division Association Ladies Auxiliary of Weehawken. She was a communicant of St.

Joseph Church, Bound Brook. Her husband, John C. DeSepio, died in August 1989. Surviving are two daughters, Katherine M. Short of Piscataway and Patricia A.

DeSepio of South Bound Brook; a sister, Theresa A. Blum of Piscataway; two brothers, Joseph D. Romano of Bound Brook and Vincent A. Romano of Piscataway; and a granddaughter. Services will be at 10 a.m.

Friday at the McCriskin Home For Funerals, South Plainfield, followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Bound Brook. Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

tomorrow at the funeral home. Donald L. Richtmyer 34, auto mechanic PISCATAWAY Donald L. Richtmyer 34, a 1976 graduate of Piscataway High School, died Monday (Oct. 8, 1990) at home.

Mr. Richtmyer was born in Plainfield and was a resident of Piscataway. He was an auto mechanic for several shops in the New Brunswick area for 15 years. Surviving are his father, Donald L. Richtmyer of Piscataway; three brothers, Michael and David, both of Piscataway, and J.J.

Kusmider of East Brunswick; three sisters, Cathy Mayer of Hillsborough, Laurie of East Brunswick and Ann of Piscataway; and Geraldine Mangone, with whom he lived. Services will be at 8:45 tonight. Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at the Piscataway Funeral Home. Cremation will be private. PLAINFIELD GRANITE WKS.

LAMPERTI SONS Monuments Since 1921 416 Richmond St. 756-4387 site. In addition to the office buildings and parking for more than 3,700 cars, Connell Rice is proposing to build a heliport and a central atrium on the current site of John E. Runnells Hospital. A major point of argument is the traffic that 3,780 cars would add to already overburdened roads.

The availability of sewer connections and the Green Brook's water quality also will be addressed in the report. "We're very optimistic. Our chances are better than 50-50 at this point," said Alan Haveson, coalition member. In its quest to prevent the construction, the coalition has since August raised more than $25,000 from residents in both communities. The developer paid Union County $13 million for the land, which originally was targeted for the construction of affordable housing.

However, Connell Rice did not want to build low-cost housing and instead paid $3.8 million into a regional contribution fund that allowed Berkeley Heights to transfer affordable-housing units to Newark. The next Planning Board meeting will be on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Police issue murder warrant for city man in fatal beating By TEK TALMONT -News Staff Writer PLAINFIELD Police are searching for a 27-year-old city resident in connection with the fatal beating of a 31-year-old man on Monday. A warrant was issued yesterday for arrest of Jonathan Sylvester of the 1300 block of West Fourth Street on a charge of murdering Kenneth Kelly of 477 W.

Front Plainfield. Detective Richard Brown said the fatal attack, which occurred about 2 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of West Fourth Street, was part of "an ongoing dispute over a girl." Brown said a brother of the victim, Joseph Rudolph, was among witnesses who identified Sylvester as the person who attacked Kelly. Mildred Temple West, retired registered nurse DUNELLEN Mildred Temple West, 81, a former Dunellen resident, died yesterday (Oct. 9, 1990) at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.

Mrs. West was born in Trenton and lived in Dunellen for 20 years and in Bricktown for 18 years before moving to Florida in 1988. She had been a registered nurse at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Her husband, H. Edison West, died in 1974.

Surviving are a son, Thomas H. West of Somerville, and four grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Taggart-Chamberlain Funeral Home in Bound Brook. Friends may visit from 2-4 p.m.

and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Louis Michael Pane, 68, former Manville resident MANVILLE Louis Michael Pane, 68, a former borough resident, died Aug. 30 at his home in San Diego, Calif. Mr.

Pane was born in Rye, N.Y., and lived in Manville for 32 years before moving to California in 1976. He was a 1939 graduate of Rye High School and attended Columbia University. Mr. Pane was a Marine Corps technical sergeant during World War II and was active in the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Manville Elks Lodge and was active in Pop Warner football and the Little League.

Mr. Pane worked for many years at the Veterans Administration Supply Depot in Hillsborough. He was transferred to the Bell, depot in 1976 and retired as its director in 1979. Surviving are his wife, Emily Pane; his mother; two brothers; two sisters; nine children; and 12 grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Neptune Society in San Diego.

Kenneth Kelly, 31, construction worker PLAINFIELD Kenneth Kelly, 31, died Monday (Oct. 8, 1990) at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Born in Greenbille, Mr. Kelly lived in Plainfield for six years. He worked as a construction worker and was a member of the Eleven Brothers Club and the Widows Lodge II, both in Plainfield.

Surviving are his mother, Katie Pond of Greenbille; his stepfather, Leroy Pond of Greenbille; a daughter, Melanie Smith of Greenbille; eight sisters, Alice King, Ollie Rudolph and Annie Rudolph, of Plainfield, Lucille Folk of Edison, Gloria McCall of Rochester, N.Y., and Margaret Albritton, Carolyn Crenshaw and Slenn Nance Hawkins, all of Greenbille; and five brothers, Joseph Rudolph, Ashford Rudolph and William Rudolph, all of Plainfield, John Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio, and Willie J. Kelly of Greenbille. Funeral services will be held in Greenbille. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 7-9 p.m. at the Judkins Colonial Home in Plainfield.

Abbie F. Lewis, 74 Funeral Home in 11 a.m. at the Police found Kelly in the street about 2:20 a.m. with a severe head wound. Brown said Kelly was treated at the scene before being taken to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, where he was admitted in critical condition.

The victim never regained consciousness before he was pronounced dead at 1:35 p.m. Monday, Brown said. An autopsy yesterday revealed that the head wound was the cause of death. Brown said the girlfriend was not involved in the earl fight in front of her home. He said, however, that the girl apparently was involved in a confrontation between the men at the same location earlier in the night.

Brown said he interviewed several witnesses, including a previous girlfriend of the victim, and received Joseph A. Yuhas 68, mechanic at county parks RARITAN BOROUGH Joseph A. Yuhas 68, a communicant of St. Ann's Church here, died Monday (Oct. 8, 1990) at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville.

Mr. Yuhas was born in Flagtown and lived in Raritan for 55 years. In 1988, he retired after 12 years as a mechanic for the Somerset County Park Commission, having worked both at Spooky Brook and Colonial Park. He was formerly proprietor of Yuhas Trucking Co. of Raritan for some 30 years.

Mr. Yuhas served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Thomas J. Kavanaugh Post 2290 of Manville. Surviving are his wife, Louise DeLuca Yuhas; a son, Joseph of Moscow, five sisters, Julia Marce of Somerville, Mary Mattis of Gilbert, Elizabeth Schurick of Manville, Barbara Totten of of of of of of of of Raritan and Dorothy Pampani of of of of of of Bridgewater; and a grandson. Services will be at 8:30 a.m.

tomorrow at the Bongiovi Funeral Home in Raritan, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass at St. Ann's Church. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

today at the funeral home. Evelyn Young Ponzio, 38, in pharmaceutical sales WARREN Evelyn Young Ponzio, 38, a former Warren resident, died Thursday (Oct. 4, 1990) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass. Mrs. Ponzio was born in St.

Albans, N.Y., and lived in the Warren area before moving to Taunton, several years ago. She was a 1971 graduate of Dunellen High School. Mrs. Ponzio was a pharmaceutical sales representative for Bristol Meyers-Squibb. She served as a Navy hospital corpsman at Bethesda Naval Medical Center during the Vietnam War.

Mrs. Ponzio was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Taunton, Mass. Surviving are her husband, Paul Ponzio; her mother, Margaret Hawkins Young of North Port, a sister, Beverly Supak of Newark, and two brothers, Stephen Young of Deland, and James Young of Belle Mead. Arrangements were by the CrapoHathaway Funeral Home in Taunton, Mass.

Frank A. Jones, 60, Warren resident WARREN Frank A. Jones, 60, employed in the plastics industry, died yesterday (Oct. 9, 1990) at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Born in Tottenville, Staten Island, Mr.

Jones lived in Roselle Park before moving to Warren in 1960. He graduated from Princeton University in 1952 and was self-employed in the plastics industry for the past 20 years. Mr. Jones was active in the Warren Little League and was one of the founders of the Watchung Hills Pop Warner football team. A son, Richard Jones, died in 1979.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Buderwitz Jones; two sons, David of Warren and Robert of Greenville, N.C.; a daughter, Catherine Jones of Cokesbury; two brothers, David of Elmont, N.Y., and Sam of Westport, and three grandsons. Services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals in North Plainfield. Visiting hours will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

at the funeral home. conflicting accounts of why the two men fought. He said witnesses reported that Sylvester hit Kelly with "a blunt instrument," which they could not identify. "It could have been a bat or a stick," he said. Police said Kelly was an office cleaner with a Piscataway firm.

Brown said he had no prior record of indictable criminal offenses but was known to police as a result of motorvehicle violations and disorderly-person complaints. Brown said police began a search for Sylvester almost immediately, even before Kelly died. He said Sgt. Anthony Celentano, while checking Sylvester's residence, slipped and fell. Officials at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center said Celentano was released after treatment for a broken ankle.

Bottles may be next for Moe Meyerson, 99, New York proprietor NORTH PLAINFIELD Moe Meyerson, 99, former owner of a New York City garment business, died yesterday at the Birchwood Convalescent Center in Edison. Born in New York City, Mr. Meyerson lived there before moving to North Plainfield 22 years ago. He was the owner of Meyerson Bros. a garment business specializing in hand embroidering, for 50 years, retiring in 1960.

He was president of the Pleaters and Stitchers Association in New York City for 25 years. Mr. Meyerson also played semiprofessional baseball. His wife, Pearl Meyerson, died in 1986. A daughter, Roslyne Livingston, died in 1970.

Surviving are two daughters, Harriet Schwartz of North Plainfield and Ogla Simkin of Plainfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held today at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge at 2 p.m. Arrangements are by the Higgins Home for Funerals in North Plainfield. Helen F. Kozik, 54, former English teacher SCOTCH PLAINS Helen F.

Kozik, 54, a former English teacher and board member, died Monday (Oct. 8, 1990) at home. Mrs. Kozik was born in Plainfield and lived in Garwood before moving to Scotch Plains ago. She had been a teacher of English for foreign students for four years in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school system.

Mrs. Kozik earned a bachelor's degree in English from Kean College in Union in 1978. She was working toward a master's degree at Kean. She was a former board member of the Union County Psychiatric Clinic in Plainfield. Surviving are her husband, Stephen M.

Kozik; a daughter, Caitlin at home; her mother, Helen Vandermark of Garwood; three sisters, Catherine Vandermark of Tuscon, Valerie Meyerhoff of Garwood, and Lisa Vandermark of Karachi, Pakistan; and two brothers, George Vandermark of Eastport, Maine, and Richard Vandermark of Tuscon, Ariz. Arrangements are by Dooley Colonial Home in Westfield. Josephine E. Kislan, lived in Edison EDISON Josephine E. Kislan, a longtime resident, died Monday (Oct.

8, 1990) at John F. Kennedy Medical Center. Born in Plainfield, Mrs. Kislan lived there until moving to Edison 28 years ago. A son, William LaRue, died in 1972.

Surviving are her husband, Michael J. Kislan; a daughter, Margaret Mone of Scotch Plains; a son, James LaRue of Lemon Grove, a stepdaughter, Monica Kislan of Edison; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Calling hours will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Flynn and Son Funeral Home in Ford. Funeral arrangements will be announced.

Mildred Jackson PLAINFIELD Mildred Jackson, 62, died Monday (Oct. 8, 1990) at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield. Born in Madison, Mrs. Jackson moved to Plainfield 45 years She is survived by her husband, Lester Jackson. Services are Friday at noon at the Judkins Colonial Home, Plainfield.

Calling hours will begin at 11 a.m. recycling By LEE McDONALD Courier-News Staff Writer FLEMINGTON Mandatory recycling of soda and milk bottles could begin next year in Hunterdon County. The Board of Freeholders yesterday unofficially approved adding those categories to regular pickups. The final hurdle is securing an agreement with a plastics recycling company to accept the bottles, which will be delivered in garbage trucks from the county's recycling center in Annandale, Clinton Township. While the freeholders did not vote yesterday, all three said they favored recycling the plastic which they predicted will someday become a state-mandated recycling material.

The move to add the plastic bottles came after repeated prodding by Flemington resident John Deacon, an environmental activist. County waste officials had worried that starting curbside pickups of the bottles could involve adding trailers to county recycling trucks, which in turn would require drivers to get special licenses. They also didn't want to buy and operate equipment to bundle the plastics. But Deacon and Patricia H. Moore, a New Hampshire-based recycling consultant, suggested hanging large mesh bags on the back of the trucks to carry the plastic bottles.

Residents would be urged to crush their plastic bottles before putting them out at the curb. When full, the mesh bags would be emptied into a compactor-equipped garbage truck near the county's trash-transfer station in Annandale. That truck, which can hold up to four tons of material, would then deliver the plastics to a recycling company. Deacon estimated that Hunterdon generates about 460 tons of plastic trash each year, with milk and soda bottles accounting for about 276 tons. Recycling the bottles would recover about 138 tons from the trash stream, Deacon said.

The county pays $125 per ton to deliver trash to Warren County's incinerator in Oxford Township, so the county could save more than $17,000 by mandating recycling of milk and soda bottles. In addition, companies are now paying about 6 cents per pound for the recycled bottles, Deacon said. APPEAL Continued from Page C-1 ministrator in Hunterdon and Somerset counties, testified during the afternoon session in Branchburg. He said that during a an April 1989 recount of the ballots, he found seven unidentified write-in sheets. Arch said he reported this to the department's Bureau of Controversies and Disputes and to then-Education Commissioner Saul Cooperman.

These officials advised him to continue the recount, Arch said. However, Paul DeMarco, who has since retired from the bureau, personally "tried to figure out where the sheets had come from," Arch said. "He tried putting them together, he tried to match numbers, he tried to match sequences." But the effort to fit the unidentified sheets into sequence with the other sheets was unsuccessful, Arch added. Also, while he was recounting ballots, Arch said he learned from Bridgewater-Raritan officials that some of the voting results they received on election night were not in sealed packets when they arrived at board offices. PLAINFIELD Abbie F.

Lewis, 74, a longtime resident, died yesterday (Oct. 9, 1990) at home. Born in Perth Amboy, she moved to Plainfield in 1946. Surviving i is her husband, J. Clarence Lewis II, of Plainfield.

Arrangements are by the Memorial Funeral Home in Plainfield. A.

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