The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey on June 11, 1996 · 14
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The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey · 14

New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Tuesday, June 11, 1996
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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1996 M0MEOT&11UBLNE PAGE E7 fililill f! DR JAMES BUCKELEW HELME DEAD AT 72 Dr. James Buckelew Helme died Friday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 72. Born in Port Chester, N.Y., Dr. Helme lived in Rye, N.Y., before moving to Nashville, Term., 80 years ago. He graduated from the Choate School in 1942 and received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University in 1946. He attended University of Washington Medical School and performed his residency at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Helme established a pediatric practice in Nashville in .1956. In 1972, he left private practice to serve as the medical director of the Nashville Drug Treatment Center and in 1978 ' as the Director of the Tennessee State Prison Hospital. He retired in 1982. Dr. Helme was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving as first lieutenant. Dr. Helme was also a prominent philatelist, being the world's leading specialist in the stamps and postal history of Panama and the Panama Canal Zone. He won numerous awards at international stamp exhibitions, including the U.S. Grand Award for Best in Show in 1988. In 1989, he received the Gold Medal for lifelong research, an acknowledgment of his outstanding contributions in the field of philatelic research. He was the great-grandson of ..George Washington Helme, who after serving as a major , general in the Confederate army, settled in New Jersey and built a snuff mill, bearing his name, in the 1880s. In 1888, Dr. Helme's ancestor led a seces- . sion from the neighboring community of East Brunswick and founded the square-mile borough of Helmetta. Dr. Helme was also a great-grandson of James Buckelew, an entrepreneur, founding father and namesake of the borough of Jamesburg. Surviving are a son, Franklin Helme of Nashville; three daughters, Cary Bruestle of Pennington, Susan of London and Martha Brewer of Nashville, and seven grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fernwood Cemetery, Jamesburg. Arrangements are by the Lester Memorial Home, 16 W. Church St., Jamesburg. CATHERINE SPILIOTIS AGE: 63 RAHWAY Catherine Botti Spiliotis died Sunday at Rahway Hospital. She was 63. Born in Elizabeth, she moved to Rahway many years ago. ; Mrs. Spiliotis was a licensed practical nurse at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Elizabeth, for 27 years until retiring in 1986. ; She was a communicant of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Rahway. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Catholic War Veterans, Joseph F. Dietz Post 361, Rahway, and served as the organization's state president. She was also a member of St. Joseph's Guild, Stirling. , She was a member of the American-Irish Association, Woodbridge, and was honored as Irish Person of the Year in 1994. ; Her husband, John, died in 1967. She was also predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Catherine Botti. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Kay of Rahway, and an aunt, Eleanor Col-lari of Rahway. ; Services will be 9 a.m. Thursday from the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home, .371 West Milton Ave., Rahway, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clark. 1 SOPHIE GILRAIN AGE: 85 ELIZABETH Sophie Tomczyk Gilrain died Saturday at Columbia Medical Center, Port St. Lucie, Fla. She was 85. She was a lifelong resident of Elizabeth. Mrs. Gilrain served as a lector at St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Elizabeth, and was a member of its Rosary Society. She was a vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Dean Gessner Council 3310, Elizabeth. Her husband Alfred J. died in 1995, andshe was predeceased by a son, Robert. Surviving are four sons, Alfred C. of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Jerome J. of Elizabeth, F. James "Jim" of Jensen Beach, Fla. and Arthur J. of Westfield; a brother, Charles Tomczyk of Kenil-worth; 18 grandchildren, and 17 greatgrandchildren. Services will be 9:15 a.m. Friday at Brazinski Funeral Home, 147 Second St., Elizabeth, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick's R.C. Church. Entombment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Newark. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's R.C. Church, 215 Court St., Elizabeth, N.J. 07206. DONNA HANN AGE: 46 RARITAN Donna Morelli Hann died Sunday at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. She was 46. Born in Somerville. Mrs. Hann lived in Bridgewater for 20 years before moving to Raritan 26 years ago. Mrs. Hann was a teacher's aide for the Rainbow RASCALS Learning Center in Bedminster for five years, retiring in 1991. Before that, she was a homemaker. She was educated in the Raritan public school system and graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School. She also graduated from the Garden State Beauty Academy, Bound Brook. She was communicant of St. Ann's R.C. Church, Raritan. She was a member of the American Cancer Society. Her father, Francesco Morelli, died in 1975. Her mother, Myrtle Rhymer Morelli, died in 1992. Surviving are her husband, Walter "Butch;" three sons, Keith of Branch-burg, Bryan of Middlesex and Eric of Somerville; two brothers, Frank Morelli of Phillipsburg and Ralph Morelli of Branchburg; two sisters, Diane Morelli of Flemington and Deborah Wilson of Bridgewater; six nieces, and nephews, and a great-niece. Services will be 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from the Bongiovi Funeral Home, Bell Avenue and Anderson Street, Raritan, followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Anderson Street, Raritan. Burial will be at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Bridgewater. STEPHEN MIZENKO AGE: 79 LINDEN Stephen Mizenko died yesterday at home. He was 79. Born in Passaic, Mr. Mizenko lived in Newark before moving to Linden 35 years ago. Mr. Mizenko was a machinist at Monsanto in Kenilworth for 18 years, retiring in 1981. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served at Pearl Harbor. He was a former member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association of New Jersey. His wife, the former Thelma. Parsons, died in 1972. Surviving are two sons, Stephen A. of Bridgewater and Joseph A. of Beachwood; a brother, Joseph of Wichita, Kan., and four grandchildren. Services will be 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from the Werson Funeral Home, 635 No. Wood Ave., Linden, followed by a 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, Linden. Entombment will be at Wood-bridge Memorial, Gardens, Wood-bridge. FRANK POBURCHAK AGE: 82 PERTH AM BOY Frank Poburchak died Sunday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division. He was 82. He was a lifelong resident of Perth Amboy. Mr. Poburchak worked at Ford Motor Co., Edison, for 34 years until retiring in 1979. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by a brother, Metro, and three sisters, Ann Zaleski, Rose and Mary, who died on May 31. Surviving are a brother, John of Perth Amboy, and two nieces, Mar-cella Massopust and Joan Zaleski, both of Perth Amboy. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Zylka Funeral Home, 513 State St., Perth Amboy. Burial will be at Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption Cemetery, Woodbridge. NORINE MORAN AGE: 67 BRIDGEWATER Norine "Nancy" Williams Moran died yesterday at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. She was 67. Born in Chicago, she lived in Hillsborough before moving to Bridgewater Jive years ago. Mrs. Moran was a communicant of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Bridgewater. . She was a volunteer worker at ' Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. Surviving are her husband, Marius; three daughters, Joan Poole of Bridge-water, Debra Mopsick of Branchburg and Judy Cerminaro of the Somerset section of Franklin; a brother, James Payton of New York City, and six grandchildren. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Branchburg Funeral Home, 910 Highway 202, Branchburg, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity R.C. Church. Entombment will be at St. Bernard's Cemetery Mausoleum, Bridgewater. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of New Jersey, 1600 Highway 22, Union, N.J. 07083 LAWRENCE SCHACHNER AGE: 74 EDISON Lawrence I. Schachner died yesterday at John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison. He was 74. Born in Newark, Mr. Schachner lived in Hillside before moving to Edison 27 years ago. Mr. Schachner worked at Wauhl, Shafman and Lieberman, a farmer's market in Newark, for 20 years until retiring four years ago as a sales representative. Before that, he owned and operated Hymie's Tavern in New ark for 30 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot. He was held as a prisoner of war in Germany and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Israel Ver-nin K.U.V. of Newark. He attended the University of Miami. Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude Levitt; two sons, Steven of Woodbridge and Wayne of Edison; a daughter, Heidi Peterson of Montgomery, N.Y.; three grandchildren, and a niece. Services will be at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vauxhall Road, Union. Burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin section of Woodbridge. ANNA SCHURIG AGE: 86 WOODBRIDGE Anna M. Schurig died yesterday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division. She was 86. Born in Newark, she lived in the Fords section of Woodbridge for most of her life. Mrs. Schurig was a homemaker. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church, Fords, and was a member of its Altar Rosary Society. She was a former member of the FordsKeasbey Senior Citizens. Her husband, Felix, died in 1951. Surviving are a son, Robert of North Brunswick; a daughter, Joan Baumgarten of Fords; a brother, Joseph Kucharek of California; a sister, Helen Ellwinger of Woodbridge; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Services will be 8:45 a.m. Thursday from the Flynn & Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church. Burial will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colo-nia section of Woodbridge. you re Since 1948, generous donations have enabled The Needy Cases Fund, Inc. to help thousands of Central New Jersey-ans in need - men women and children who live here, close to your homes, in Middlesex and Somerset Counties. These donations have helped many people in many ways. Burial expenses. Hot meals. Emergency shelter. Shoes for the homeless. A toy for a terminally ill child. Whatever their needs, people much less fortunate than you have benefited through the help and kindness of others in the community. In keeping with the tradition, The Needy Cases Fund looks forward to working with you to continue to help those less fortunate. 1 00 of your donations goes to those in need; as sponsors, The Home News & Tribune and the Lions Club of New Brunswick absorb all administrative costs for this non-profit fund drive. Its success, however, relies upon your generosity. Please give what you can. All the contributions you donate social service agencies: American Red Cross Catholic Charities Elijah's Promise Fish Foundation Franklin Township Food Bank The God Squad 1 Jewish Social Services ' Lions Club of New Brunswick ' Middlesex County Board of Social Services For more information about The Needy Cases Fund, Inc. and for ideas and suggestions about how your family, school, business or organization can contribute to The Needy Cases Fund, call Joanne Tartaglino, . - community relations manager at The Home News & Tribune, at (908) 246-5500 x7461 Your tax-deductible donation will help thousands of Central New Jerseyans in need. Thank you! i Amount enclosed Your Name Addr Jress City Town Does your employer offer matching gifts? YES NO K vcc u i:- 1 1 i jicu:e msi i-ui i rpui ly Employer . Contact : nease man donations to: rsttUT Spend time with some of the nation's most respected auto enthusiasts each Friday in WHEELS. THE HOME NEWS&TRIBliE 9 Vr r""i WULuuu (jLliiuyo y .v to The Needy Cases Fund are distributed through these local participating : iiui nc, ui iiuli (jci bun unu t.ui iijjui ly . i - I Phone (.Aica, wu int nuvt iNtws & inoune, THE HOME NEWS&TRIBUNE Your local news first. i THE HOME iWS&TRIBJM 0 Needy Cases Visiting Nurses Association of Central NJ New Brunswick Rotary Club Pastor's Aid Fund New Brunswick Welfare Department Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Saint Peter's Medical Center The Salvation Army Somerset County Board of Social Services United Methodist Women of Aldersgate Crisis Room (Contributions are tax deductible.) I I Zip j State i i ? piiui ic i lumutri : Needy Cases kenneay Blvd., cast tsrunswicK, inj UHHIo i , ' 1 N i t- i ' .

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