John Abram Van Duyne, Sr.
December 31, 2018
John Abram Van Duyne, Sr. a longtime resident of Boonton, NJ, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, December 31, 2018. “He had heavenly plans to dance with the love of his life on New Year’s Eve!”
John proudly served as a medic in the United States Army during World War II and was a true patriot. Upon his return from World War II he worked at Van Raalte Hosiery in Boonton, where he met his future bride, Carolyn Young.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. John worked as a machinist at Aircraft Radio in Boonton Township and retired from Merrimac Industries in Fairfield.
John enjoyed cooking, camping, hunting, ice fishing, bowling, bocce ball and gardening. He was an avid NY Ranger fan. He was an active member for many years with the Randolph VFW Post 7333.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years, Carolyn in April of 2018, a brother, James and sisters, Isabel, Evelyn, Barbara and Patricia.
Surviving are his devoted children, John A., Jr. and his wife, Donna, David, Sr. and his wife, Linda, Allan and Carolyn Evans and her husband, James, Sr.; also ten cherished grandchildren and five adored great grandchildren; dear sister, Lillian “Sissy” Abbott and brother, Donald.
April 14, 2018
We are sad to announce that Past Post Commander Pete Knothe, 96, passed away peacefully in his home April 14, 2018.
Pete was a founder of Randolph VFW Post 7333 in 1946 and served two terms as Post Commander .
Pete was veteran of WW II where he served as a medic in the European theater and was awarded a Bronze Star for valor.
He was the son of Edward and Francis Knothe (Kolar) (dec.) and brother to Albert Knothe (dec.) and Sister-in-law Madeline Knothe (dec.).Pete is survived by his wife Alice Knothe (Kemmerer) of 71 years, son Robert "Pete" Knothe and late wife Caroline, daughters; Kathleen Burke and late husband George, Linda Intili and husband Edward, Deborah Perez and husband Marc and "adopted daughter" Joyce Dix. Pete has six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Pete was a loving husband, father and friend When Pete was not working as a union Local 254 carpenter, he loved to work on his family's Randolph, NJ farm . He lived a full life and dedicated himself to helping others as a member of Randolph ‘s VFW Post 7333, Jeptha Masonic Lodge, Randolph Fire Department Company #3 , ACACIA Lodge #20 , Mt. Freedom Presbyterian Church (Deacon) , Randolph Seniors Club, Randolph Historical Society and the Deborah Heart and Lung Center.
We will miss Pete and all the kind service and friendship he provided. God bless his memory and his family.
Allan F. Volle
September 13, 2017
Alan Ferdinand Volle, 69, of Randolph, N.J., died on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at the New Jersey Veterans Hospital, East Orange, N.J. Alan was born in Newark, N.J., to the late Ferdinand and Mabel Volle (nee Inverarity) on July 29, 1948. He graduated from Parsippany High School in 1966. He attended Newark College of Engineering. He left college to join the Army. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and served in the Army Corps of Engineers stationed in Vietnam. After an honorable discharge, he became a proud veteran of both the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve. Alan received his associate's degree from Morris County College and worked for several engineering and construction companies. Alan was an outdoor enthusiast enjoying activities such as canoeing, camping, and taking trips with his friends. He was an avid reader and had a love of history, especially the Civil War. Most of all he was a humanist. He was always willing to help family and friends with a variety of construction related projects. He would help everyone - even strangers in need.
RAYMOND G. ROBERTS
November 30, 2016
Roberts, Raymond G. age 96 formerly of Randolph, NJ passed away peacefully Wednesday November 30, 2016 in Parsippany, NJ following a long illness. Born and raised in Dover, NJ Raymond had also lived many years in Rockaway Twp., Belvidere, and Randolph NJ. Son of the late Raymond and Lillian (Dufford) Roberts, Raymond was a graduate of the Dover High School class of 1938.
He proudly served in the United States Army Air Corps Pacific Theater during WWII. A self-employed electrician, Mr. Roberts was a member and past Commander of the Randolph Twp. VFW Post 7333. An avid photographer, Raymond was a loving husband, father and brother who will be missed.
Pre deceased by his first wife Luella (Struble) in 1970, he was also pre deceased by his second wife Clara (Doss) Roberts in 1998. Mr. Roberts is survived by his loving son Rodney Roberts of Tamaqua, PA.
RICHARD M. NEWMAN
July 11, 2016
Richard Myles Newman, 85, of Dover, passed away, following a long illness, Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Clare's Hospital, Denville. He was born in Spring Lake and moved to the Bowlbyville section of Dover at the age of 5.
Richard worked as an Assistant Superintendent for NJ Natural Gas, Dover and retired after 29 years.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish, attended Sacred Heart School and went to Dover High School. After retirement he owned R.M. Newman Produce in Dover. He served as an Alderman and as Mayor of Dover for over 25 years. He was also the President of the Bowlby War Memorial Committee. Richard was a life member of VFW Post 07333 of Randolph, The American Legion William Hedges Baker Post 27 of Dover, The Moose Lodge 541 of Dover and the East Dover Social Club.
He is survived by Barbara (nee Lewthwaite), his wife of 60 years; daughter Debra Mantini of VT; two grandchildren Anthony Mantini and Christine Sealey; five great-grandchildren Katherinn, Susan, Gianna, Lilianna and Cecilio. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Bernard and Elsie Newman and his brothers Patrick, Austin and Joseph.
DONALD J . PFLEGER
June 28, 1932 - January 14, 2016
Donald J . Pfleger, a Korean War combat veteran and Life Member of the VFW, passed away at age 83 on January 14, 2016. He died peacefully, attended by his wife Carol and his family. Don had four daughters, six grand children and four great-grand children.Don was an active member of Post 7333 for many years and an upstanding patriot. We are saddened by Don's passing and will miss his comradeship. We pray that God will bless his memory and comfort his family.