Category: Eulogies

10
Dec

The Eulogy for Brian Mitchell

The Eulogy for Brian Mitchell  Brian was born a sensitive soul with an innate capacity for compassion that was nurtured as he grew up in his very loving family. A striking story that Tom told that expresses this sensitivity took place when Brian was in first grade.  A classmate held a birthday party and left […]

14
Aug

The Eulogy for Lois Jorgensen Kelshaw

Filed under: Eulogies — Pastor Jeff at 7:55 am on Thursday, May 24, 2018 Lois Jorgensen Kelshaw was born on May 26, 1926 in Morristown, NJ to Arthur and Mildred Jorgensen. Her younger brother Charlie was born six years after Lois in 1932. Their Dad Arthur, the son of Danish emigrants, was a hardworking plumber, [...]
11
Aug

The Eulogy for Fred L. Coleman

The Eulogy for Fred L. Coleman December 4, 1933 – August 1, 2017 Fred Leonard Coleman was born on December 4, 1933 in Philadelphia, the third child born to Fred and Hilda Coleman. Fred was preceded in birth by his sisters Thelma and Marion.  When Fred was one year old, the family moved to New […]

10
Feb

The Eulogy for Barbara Burke

The Eulogy for Barbara Burke Barbara Burke was born on April 12, 1954 in Jersey City and grew up in the projects of Hoboken, a richly diverse community where all races and ethnic groups got along well, and a child could feel safe going out into the world. She was the third born child of […]

11
Dec

The Eulogy for Sal Anastasi

The Eulogy for Sal Anastasi Sal Anastasi was born in Manhattan, NY on February 19th, 1948 but spent the great majority of his life living in Parsippany, having moved here with his family – his mother and father and brother Richard – when Sal was 13. Sal met Diane she was just 17 and he […]

11
Oct

The Eulogy for Gordon Donald Routhier

Gordon Donald Routhier was born October 21, 1952 in Manhatten, NY the fourth child of Charles Catherine  (nee Swarthout) Routhier.   He was preceded in birth by Dorinda, Joe, Anne and Johnny – all born several years before Gordon came along, and then Gordon was followed in relatively quick succession by his sister Andree and brother […]

11
May

The Eulogy for Virginia Ellen Belasco

The Eulogy for Virginia Ellen Belasco (August 15, 1923 – May 7, 2016)  I did not know Virginia well.  I knew her as the feisty, slightly grumpy but funny and basically warm hearted receptionist at Jean’s chiropractic office.  When you arrive as a patient, you have to sign in, and early on in my visits […]

11
May

The Eulogy for Muffy Booth

Muffy was born December 16, 1939, the third of the six children in the Booth family.  She was preceded by Mary Lou and Herbie, and followed by Howie, Marcie and Al.  They lived together on the old broken down farm in Roseland.  (Muffy 12 years older than Al.) The family didn’t have much money, but […]

11
Apr

The Eulogy for Gary Schwartz

The Eulogy for Gary Schwartz   Gary was born in Alburquere, NM where his parents were in law school – the family moving at an early age to Miami, Florida.  His parents only child, Gary had a particularly close connection to both of them.   In high school Gary was a diving champion.   It was […]

10
Mar

The Eulogy for Anita Kohut

Anita Kohut was born on August 3, 1918 in a little country house in Taylortown, outside of Boonton.  Her mother, nine months pregnant was on the way to Boonton for supplies when she met her doctor who told her to go straight back home.  There she gave birth to Anita in the kitchen.   Anita was […]