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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Longtime Educator, Civic Volunteer Dolores Pollard Dies at 84

Longtime Educator, Civic Volunteer Dolores Pollard Dies at 84

Recent deaths in the area.
Retired Credit Manager Ursula M. Lang Dies at 90

Retired Credit Manager Ursula M. Lang Dies at 90

A graveside service is scheduled for Monday.
Louise Sachs, Volunteer Who Helped Disabled Veterans, Dies at 91

Louise Sachs, Volunteer Who Helped Disabled Veterans, Dies at 91

Sachs served as secretary, treasurer and two-term chapter commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
Peter Sands, Chemical Engineer, Father of 2 of Sparta, Dies at 50

Peter Sands, Chemical Engineer, Father of 2 of Sparta, Dies at 50

Sands is remembered for his devotion to his kids and for how much he enjoyed tinkering with family members' cars.
Social Worker, Hat Aficionado Doreen Cobbs Dies at 59

Social Worker, Hat Aficionado Doreen Cobbs Dies at 59

Recent deaths in the area.
Henry 'Hank' Bellene, Korean Conflict U.S. Marine Veteran, Dies at 84

Henry 'Hank' Bellene, Korean Conflict U.S. Marine Veteran, Dies at 84

Bellene, who lived in Hopatcong Borough for more than five decades, was a truck driver who had the CB radio handle 'The Good Guy.'
Gregory G. Fredericks, Johnson Dodge Sales Associate, Dies at 61

Gregory G. Fredericks, Johnson Dodge Sales Associate, Dies at 61

Fredericks spent time as a football coach for Morris Catholic High School.
Joseph F. Rawley, U.S. Navy Veteran, Dies at 77

Joseph F. Rawley, U.S. Navy Veteran, Dies at 77

Rawley was a member of St. Therese Church of Succasunna and its Knights of Columbus Council No. 6320.
Charlie Morgan, Former Hopatcong High Basketball Star, Dies at 59

Charlie Morgan, Former Hopatcong High Basketball Star, Dies at 59

O. Charles Morgan, back in the early 1970s, was the first HHS hoops player to score 1,000 points.
Gertrude De Perna Dies at 91: Lived Nearly 5 Decades in Hopatcong

Gertrude De Perna Dies at 91: Lived Nearly 5 Decades in Hopatcong

De Perna managed a home and raised a son during her 48 years in the borough.
Sparta Homemaker Jean Louise Steiger Dies at 85

Sparta Homemaker Jean Louise Steiger Dies at 85

Steiger was a homemaker who raised two children and a member of Sparta United Methodist Church.
Jennie Bisognano, Formerly of Hopatcong, Dies at 92

Jennie Bisognano, Formerly of Hopatcong, Dies at 92

Bisognano was a sewer for Grossman Clothing for many years prior to moving to the borough.
Former Sparta Resident and Church Volunteer Laura LaFrance Dies at 92

Former Sparta Resident and Church Volunteer Laura LaFrance Dies at 92

Before leaving Sparta for Newton in 2010, LaFrance spent time working at the Sparta United Methodist Church "Mouse" Thrift Shop.
Sparta HS Alum Gregory Muller Dies of Cancer at 24

Sparta HS Alum Gregory Muller Dies of Cancer at 24

Muller's family said he lived life to the fullest, and his fellow students described him as upbeat and positive, even when he wasn't feeling well.
Mercedes DeMare, Former New York Stage Designer, Dies at 103

Mercedes DeMare, Former New York Stage Designer, Dies at 103

The daughter of Brooklyn doctors grew up to live a life full of experiences and accomplishments not available to most women of her time.