A friend is gone, and she is mourned by those who knew her and played with her at Rahway High School. June Williams Crafton, class of 1961, passed away all too soon on March 14, 2013. June will be missed. She was unique, a life force, not easily forgotten. We all have our memories of June. They will keep us smiling.
** "Although 10 years separated us at birth, nothing separated us as sisters. Miss you, sis."
Jane Williams Bobel, RHS Class of 1971
** "I'm sure June's summation of her life would be, 'I think I got my money's worth!' "
Tom Nolan, RHS Class of 1961
** "When I was 21, it was a very good year.
It was a very good year for city girls,
Who lived up the stairs, with their perfumed hair,
And it came undone,
When I was 21."
I WILL MISS HER!
Edwin O'Connor, RHS Class of 1961
** "There will be a little less sparkle, a little less joy, a little less to celebrate. My friend is gone."
Mickey, class of 1960 passed away on October 27 in Lakeland, Florida. He is survived by his son Michael and two grandsons, his sisters Kathleen Messaros DiFabio '64, Helen Messaros Smith '68, Mary Messaros Butfiloski, Joe Messaros and Joanne Messaros Thompson.
Former chair of the language department and teacher of French and Latin at RHS, Miss Ruth E. Brown passed away in Otsego, New York on January 18, 2012. She had been confined to Otsego Manor for about the last year. After retiring to Otego, NY, she lived for many years with her niece, Jane Seitz. Funeral services were held on January 21, 2012 and burial will take place in the Spring.
Bette DiGrazio (nee Stephens), 83, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Cremation was private. To send condolences go to www.higgins funeralhome.com. Born and raised in Rahway, Bette lived for 30 years in Green Brook, where she raised her seven children. She subsequently moved and resided in Hillsborough for 20 years before moving to Barnegat two years ago. Prior to retiring, Bette was a marketing assistant for Prudential Insurance in Warren. Prior to that, she worked as a regional manager for Bee-Line Fashions, where she won numerous sales awards. Bette's biggest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Nicholas James DiGrazio, and her son, Randy DiGrazio. Surviving are her husband, Peter Morse; her children, Rocky J. DiGrazio and his wife, Lindy Sue, Robin DiGrazio and his wife, Debra, Keith and his wife, Christine, Sandra Gibbs and her husband, John, Cindy L. Weniger and Kim Auricchio; Bette's brother, Theodore Stephens; 31 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.
A lifelong resident of Rahway, died Monday in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth. He was a US Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was employed in the Maintenance Department of Del Aire Nursing Home, Linden. Surviving are his beloved wife, Susan Pierce D'Addario, two sons, Michael and his wife Christine of Ocean Gate, and Joseph and his wife Jennifer of Cararet, two daughters Linda D'Addario and Christine D'Addario of Rahway, his mother Ann D'Addario of Rahway, a sister Mary Teliha of Rahway and his brother Rocco D'Addario of Rahway. He was also loved by 4 grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday January 7, 2005 at 9:00 AM in the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home 371 West Milton Ave., Rahway, followed by a 10:00 AM funeral mass in St. Mark's RC Church, Rahway. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden. Visiting will be Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. For more information or to send e-mail condolences please visit www.petitdavisfuneralhome.com.
Age: 70 Rahway
Calvin G. Hoehle Died Wednesday at Mid Valley Hospital in Peckville, Pa he was 70.
He was born in Rahway and moved to Eynon, Pa. in 1974
Mr. Hoehle was am insurance Appraiser before retirement in 1991
He was a Member of th First Presbyterian church of Eynon.
A World War II Navy Veteran, he served as a gunners mate in the pacific. He was a member of the Veterans of Foren Wars Post in Eynon.
Mr. Hoehle wa a member of the Lafayette Lodge #27 , Free and Accepted masons in Rahway where he served as a Master for two terms.
surving are his wofe, Fran Mihalisin, two daughters Annmarie kolb And Dorothy Hoehle Seubert Both of Pinellas Park Fl. A son Frank of Eynon ,Pa eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been completed by Pettit- Davis Funeral home, 371 West Milton ave, Rahway
Mary Ellen, Jennifer, Jessica, Keith (now named Cisco) and grandchildren Gabriella, Noah and Isabella's hearts remain broken in the death of my husband, children's father and grandchildren. Love is everlasting! XO "85"
Nancy was a wonderful woman, who lite up a room with her smile. She graduated from Jersey City State in 1968 and became a Flight Attendant for American Airlines. She became a "California girl" and lived in La Jolla, Ca. She loved skiing , biking,the beach, traveling, everything and anything as long as she wasn't sitting still.
Jesus welcomed her home, earlier than scheduled, during the American DC-10 crash in Chicago on May 27, 1979... She is still missed by all those, whose lives she touched.
Dear Dad, I never got a chance to know you-Mom was five month's pregnant with me when you died, but I've always felt your presence. I'm told I look just like you and I have many of your traits. I am truly Blessed. Your loving daughter, Kathy Baskerville
Glenn, RHS 1949, was a great sports figure during his high school years....3 letter man.....always attended our reunions......
He will be missed.....1949 was a great class & Glenn was an important part of it.