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COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JULY 18, 2005 B-3 OBITUARIES O Jonathan S. Kimmel, 47, computer architect Beyond 'Geek'dom: Reality TV star says show changed life Sir Edward Heath, 89, ex-British prime minister LONDON (AP) Sir Edward Heath, a former British prime minister defeated in government by pay strikes and in opposition by Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s, died Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 89. A carpenter's son who broke the tradition of blue bloods leading the British Conservative Party, his major achievement was to negotiate Britain's 1973 entry into the European Community. The entry overturned years of resistance both domestically and by France, which had vetoed Britain's entry in 1967. BITUARIES Special tributes purchased by family and friends To place an obituary: Fax (908) 722-1126 Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm Saturday to Sunday 3 to 7 pm You also may call (908) 707-3177 during those hours For Billing Inquiriei please call (908) 707-3047 Mon.-Fri. 9-5 To place an in memoriam or card oj tfwnk Call (908) 707-3 188 or Fax 908-707-3213 (Muit be received 3 day prior to publication) he originally began his employment with Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York City. He was commonly referred to by his wife as the "pinball wizard" for his love of the game. Surviving are his wife, Janet Lee Kimmel; his two sons, Robert S. and David B. Kimmel, both of Piscataway; and his uncle, Stephen Wahrhaftig of New York. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday in the McCriskin Home For Funerals, 2425 Plain-field Avenue, South Plainfield. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. PISCATAWAY - Jonathan S. Kimmel, 47, died Saturday (July 16, 2005) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born in New York City, he was raised in Monticello, N.Y., and had resided there prior to settling to Piscataway in 1983. He graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., with a bachelor of arts degree and later earned his master's from Pace University. A computer architect for Morgan Stanley in Jersey City, he had been employed with the company for the past 12 years. He was previously employed by Prudential Securities in Edison. Merrill Lynch in Somerset, and Frances Ur, 71, loving wife, mother and grandmother Louis Delle Cave Sr., PSE&G retiree MANVILLE Frances M. (Bed-narczyk) Ur, 71, entered into eternal rest Saturday (July 16, 2005) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Born in Somerville to her late parents, Stephen and Mary (Karchuk) Bednarczyk, she was a Manville resident all of her life. Frances spent most of her time as a homemaker, caring for her loving children and sharing , many cherished moments with her family. She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville. Frances is predeceased by her dear brothers, Paul and John Bednarczyk, and sisters, Ann Fekete and Helen Jala. She is survived by her beloved husband, Alex "Al" Ur, with whom she spent 44 years of marriage; her loving children, Chris Ur of Manville, Bruce and wife, Nancy Ur, of Hillsborough and David and Milagros Ur of BOUND BROOK - Louis Delle Cave Sr., 80, son of the late Pasquale and Josephine Marino Delle Cave, passed away at home Friday (July 15, 2005). Louis was a retired PSE&G employee. He served as an inspector and foreman in the gas division in New Brunswick and Plainfield for 26 years, happily retiring 24 years ago at the age of 56. He was a sociable man who loved people. Since his retirement, he enjoyed trips to Atlantic City, playing the lottery and, most of all, spending happy times with his family. His loving grandson, Louie III, was his pride and joy. He leaves behind his daughter, Joan, at home; his son, Louis Jr., daughter-in-law Debra Lee and grandson Louis III of Piscat Lelia Mae Willis, 82, formerly of Lebanon Township James E. Hendershot, 74, beloved husband, father and grandfather MIDDLESEX - James E. Hendershot, 74, died Friday (July 15, 2005) at Somerset Medical Center. Born in Pea-pack-Gladstone, he resided in Middlesex for more than 40 years. Jim was employed as a journeyman by Suckno Bros, in South Plainfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, playing the lottery and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Hope Price Hendershot; his daughter Lori Ciesla and her husband, Donald; two grandchildren, Scott and Faith; his daughter Jade McDermott and her husband, Michael; his two sisters, Betty Sayer and Evelyn Budia; Hillside Cemetery Scotch Plains 908.756.1729 vvww.hillsidecemetery.com away; his sister-in-law, Helen Delle Cave of Bound Brook; and many devoted nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Louis was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Norma, who died in May 2004, his brother, Anthony, and sister, Phyllis DiSalvo. He was a faithful, lifelong communicant of St. Joseph Church, as well as a lifelong resident of Bound Brook. Funeral services will begin 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hagan-Cham-berlain Funeral Home, 225 Mountain Ave., Bound Brook, followed by a 9:30 a.m. funeral liturgy at St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. and many nieces and nephews. Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, followed by interment at New Cemetery, South Bridge Street in Somerville. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following: Middlesex Rescue Squad, 1400 Mountain Avenue, Middlesex, NJ; Parker Engine and Hose Co., 451 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, NJ; Middlesex Office on Aging, 1200 Mountain Avenue, Middlesex, NJ; or Middlesex Police Department, Mountain Avenue, Middlesex, NJ. o CONSULTATION - 908.756.1729 o JjuriHo 6V barren Apteral mat 205 South Main St. Manville, NJ 08835 , 908-725-1763 John B. Zalewnki, Mgr. NJ Lie. N. 2R20 www.liirillnaniiwRrrrnhinrralhoniF.roni Scarpa Funeral Home 22 Craig Place North Plainfield, NJ 07060 908-756-2693 Danml M Pnlbqrlno. Mgr. NJUc No. 3128 ttUaUUttdaa AAA it (Venial ion Services, MA Full Crcmul Ion Serviced l-ftftN-OOft-ftSOO Anna Ulw Ha - IMMtr. CPSR Ml I. No Mi ,ntimHlnrtnti.hVN.tNn Wl By PAMELA SROKA Staff Writer RARITAN TOWNSHIP - Despite coming up one answer short to win the $250,000 grand prize on the WB's "Beauty and the Geek," reality show contestant Richard Rubin said his experience on the show has changed his life. Rubin made his television debut in early June on the WB network. The show, which aired at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, was from the masterminds of Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, creators of MTV's "Punk'd." Bryan McFayden, best known from MTV's "TRL," is the host. The show was signed for a second season and will soon be casting for new beauties and geeks for eight episodes, WB spokeswoman Cathy Schaper said. The show involves pairing seven women who are "academically impaired" with seven men who are "brilliant, but socially challenged." The concept was to pair up couples for a chance to win the $250,000 grand prize at the end of six episodes. Each mismatched pair competes in various activities designed to test intellect, fashion savvy and dance moves. There's a spelling bee for the women, massage lessons for the guys and an introduction to rocket science on one episode, when the women competed to see who could build a rocket. "The show was a real social experiment," Rubin said. "We all were sort of locked up into this house together with no radio and TV to keep you busy. I was more resistant to the notion, but I wasn't consciously boycotting it." A close game During the final day at the mansion, both teams spent more time getting to know each other and learning a skill that the other excels at such as karate, cooking, kayaking and piano. But then they faced, as one last task to master with each other before the final elimination, a series of ten questions about the other's partner. Rubin, 22, and his partner, Mindi, 21, made it to the final round on the show that aired May 6, but things went bleak when Mindi forgot Rubin's hometown and another question. "We were very, very nervous," Rubin said. "But Mindi handled it calmly and collectively." They managed a comeback after answering the next eight questions correctly, forcing a sudden-death round, but Rubin fell short when he guessed "Jackie" as Mindi's middle name. That sent the pair packing for home. "I had no idea at all ever," Rubin said. "It wasn't even something I should have gotten. It's Nicole. I will not forget that." Contestants Chuck, 27, a medical student living in Philadelphia, and Caitilin, 24, an aspiring fashion expert from California, won the $250,000 prize. Rubin, who expressed less than fond feelings toward Chuck on the show, said on the final episode that having to congratulate Chuck and shake his hand made the loss even harder. "It seems so long ago," Rubin said when trying to recall his conflicts with Chuck. "I don't know; I've exhausted my funny quotes on Chuck." Rubin said the aftermath show was exciting because the cast, FIRST ANNIVERSARY In Loving Memory of JOSHUA CAMPBELL July 18. 2(K)4 Cone is the face we love so dear, Silent is the voice we loved to hear; Too far away for sight or speech, But not too far for thought to reach, Sweet to remember him who was here Who, gone away, is just as dear. Sadly Missed Love always Dad, Family Many Friends TENTH ANNIVERSARY In Loving Memory of ELEANOR M. SCHAEFER Who Passed Away July 18, 1995 Today recalls sad memories Of a dear mother gone to rest, and the one who thinks of her today Is the one who loved her best. Sadly Missed by Children, - Grandchildren & Family IS"- 1 which was under contract, was not allowed to contact each other before then. "It was interesting to see everybody later in the game," Rubin said. "On the show, going on television in front of 4 million people once a week is going to be life changing. Sure, there's life before the show and life after the show." 'She rescued me.' During the show's first episode, a caption under Rubin appeared, "never kissed a girl" on the television screen. By the show's end, the caption changed to kissing at least three girls, including his partner twice. Rubin said he plans to keep in touch with some of the cast, including Mindi. He described being paired with Mindi as the "perfect match." "I'm lucky that she picked me," he said. "She rescued me. ... Without her, I would have been gone in the third episode." When some viewers asked if Rubin's antics were genuine in the aftermath episode, Rubin said his older brother, Tom, 37, a lawyer and comedian living in Los Angeles, set the group straight his brother said he used to have even more antics when he was younger but has toned it down as he gets older. Rubin said he was unsure what to expect when he answered an open casting call last October in a suburb outside Boston for a new reality show. Rubin was attending Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., at the time, where he had been inducted into the school's honor society and was pursuing a double major in history and Spanish. "If there was one reality show to go on, this couldn't have been a better fit," Rubin said. "It was absolutely perfect." Future uncertain Rubin, who plans to stay in California, said he's unsure if he'll ever go on another reality show and plans to see where this experience will take him. He already has appeared on "Live with Regis and Kelly," "The Jimmy Kimmel Show," VHl's "Best Week Ever" and MTV's "Punk'd." Rubin graduated from Hunter-don Central Regional High School in 2001. His mother, Sue, is a Hunterdon Central Regional High School substitute teacher, and his father, Stephen, is a former Hunterdon County prosecutor and now a Somerset County family court judge. Rubin, meanwhile, is enjoying the fame. While walking down a street recently, Rubin was spotted by a fan who asked him to lunch. He said he had already eaten but sat and chatted with the fan. He said he is grateful for the support of fans in his hometown. "I appreciate all the support that Flemington gave to me during the show," he said. "I was well aware that the entire town everybody was very excited about the show, and I want to say I appreciate all the support. It was nice to know one part of the country was consistently cheering me on." Rubin now has the confidence to ask a girl for her phone number, which he was unsuccessful doing on the show. "A girl might come up to me now,' he said. "I won't have to worry about approaching women now." Hillsboro revives business position HILLSBOROUGH - Retired chemical engineer Gene Strupinsky has been named to the reactivated part-time position of business advocate by the Hillsborough Township Committee. The reactivation was part of a five-point plan issued by the Economic and Business Development Commission in June. The part-time post, last filled in 2000, will pay $15,000. The Economic and Business Development Commission's plan, released in June, includes: Foster communication and increase networking between current businesses in Hillsborough, which they have begun doing through their Web site and with the success of their first business social. Work together with the Township Committee and business community to review and improve signage ordinances in I lillsborough. Reactivate the business advocate position to help carry out the group's mission. Monitor the progression of the new Hillsborough Master Plan, including the Route 206 Bypass, Town Center, Main Street and the inclusion of the train station, all of which are designed to attract new businesses to Hillsborough. Assist the I lillsborough business community to form a business association that will interact with the EBDC. Staff report Raritan Township. She also leaves behind her dear sister, Agnes Sperduto of Middlesex; and her dear grandchildren, Brittany and Erik Ur and Mauro Sanchez. Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fucillo 6 Warren Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Manville, followed by a 9 a.m. funeral liturgy at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville. Frances will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough. Relatives and friends are invited to gather from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 First Avenue, Raritan, NJ 08869. For more information, visit www.fucilloandwarrenfuneral home.com. Willis and wife, Elizabeth, of Lexington, N.C., and Kenneth Hoy and wife, Pamela, of Lebanon Township; four daughters, Marie Bush and husband, Stanley, Adelle Apgar and husband, Ronald, all of Lexington, Ruth Ann Korcez and husband, Schyi, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Mary McDede and husband, Glen, of Manville; a brother, Charles Housel and wife, Janice, of Clinton; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Coughlin Funeral Home, 15 Academy St., Califon. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Tewksbury Township. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. 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She was born in Hunterdon County on Dec. 29, 1922, a daughter of the late Robert S. and Elizabeth Snyder Housel; she lived in Lebanon Township most of her life until moving to Lexington in 1987. She was retired from the W.T. Grant Co. in Flemington. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Christopher J. Hoy; her second husband, George H. Willis; two sons Christopher J. Hoy Jr. and Charles Willis; a granddaughter, Tina Willis; and a sister, Betty Torgerson. She is survived by three sons, Robert J. Hoy and wife, Helen, of Southmont, N.C., George FIRST ANNIVERSARY In Loving Memory of JOSHUA CAMPBELL July 18. 2004 I little knew that morning That God was going to call your name. In life I loved you dearly, In death 1 do the same. It broke my heart to lose you. You did not go alone; For part of me went with you, The day God called you home. You left me peaceful memories, Your love is still my guide; And though I cannot see you. You are always at my side. 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