Sunday’s Obituary – Edward Ogar – Died 11-November-2010

Relationship to me: brother-in-law of sister, uncle of nephew

Published in the New Jersey Herald on November 11, 2010 and also found online at

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-7-38-11-pmEdward S. Ogar STILLWATER — Edward S. Ogar, 55, of the Swartswood section of Stillwater Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at home.Born in Queens, N.Y., Mr. Ogar lived in Colorado and Las Vegas, Nev., before moving to Swartswood in 1991. He was a self-employed carpenter. The son of the late Casimir Charles and Dorothy Helen Fremer Ogar, Mr. Ogar is survived by two brothers, Alan Ogar and Thomas Ogar, both of Stillwater; one sister, Carol Roof, also of Stillwater; two nephews and two nieces. A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.



Sunday’s Obituary – Myrtle (Dennis) Strait – Died 08-October-2005

Relationship to me: wife of 1st cousin, 2x removed

The Strait folder in the vertical files of the Sussex County Historical Society, Newton, New Jersey, had this obituary newspaper clipping. It was published in the New Jersey Herald, 09 October 2005.


“Myrtle Strait” – OCALA, Fla. — Myrtle D. Strait, 77, died Saturday at Newton Memorial Hospital.  Born in Franklin, N.J., to the late George and Iva Dennis, Mrs. Strait had lived in Hope, N.J., and Stroudsburg, Pa., before moving to Florida.  She was predeceased by her son, Michael, in 1991.  Mrs. Strait is survived by her husband of 59 years, Warren; three sons, Dennis of Hope, Bruce of Springville, Pa., and Jeffrey of St. Augustine, Fla.; two daughters, Roxana Greene of Ocala, Fla., and Laurie Strait of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex.

Sunday’s Obituary – Martha (Decker) Hunt – Died 22-January-1837

Relationship to me: first wife of 3rd great-grandfather

Another short death notice from the Sussex Register on February 03, 1847. Found in the newspaper stacks of the Sussex County Historical Society, Newton, New Jersey.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-7-16-05-pmDied: On Wednesday, the 22d ultimo Mrs. Martha Hunt, aged about 30, wife of Mr. Enoch Hunt, of Newton township.

Sunday’s Obituary – Joseph M. Guirreri – Died 30-May-1980

Relationship to me: Paternal step-grandfather

Joseph’s second wife Beatrice (Repsher) Strait had this newspaper clipping from an unnamed newspaper in her collection.


Joseph Guirreri – Joseph Guirreri, 66, of 43 Lincoln Place died Friday in The Beth Israel Hospital Newark. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Newton all of his life. He had been an employee of the Ludlow Paper Co., Stanhope, retiring 14 years ago. He was an army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons No. 44 of Newton and St. Joseph’s Friendship Club of Newton. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; one daughter Mary Ann Ulmer of Newton, one stepdaughter Mercedes M. Scabet of Newton; one stepson, William C. Strait of Newton; one sister, Mrs. Rose DeStefano of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. fromthe Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Newton, for a 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection. Burial will be at Newton Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday’s Obituary – Carrie E. Strait – Died 31-March-1993

Relationship to me: indeterminate. I haven’t connected her husband Alonzo Strait to the family tree yet.

This obituary is in the vertical files, Strait folder, of the Sussex County Historical Society in Newton, New Jersey.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-7-06-36-pm“Carrie E. Strait, 91, worked at hospital” – Wharton – Carrie E. Strait died Wednesday at Dover General Hospital after a long illness. She was 91.

She was born in Netcong, where she lived until moving to Wharton 17 years ago.

Mrs. Strait worked in the laundry of Dover General Hospital of 35 years, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of the Dover General Hospital Auxiliary.

Her husband, Alonzo, died in 1964.

Survivors include two sons, Arnold of Oneida, N.Y., and George of Dover; two daughters, the Rev. Roberta Pacini of Philadelphia and Norma Smith of Wharton; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Bermingham Funeral Home, 249 S. Main St., Wharton.


Sunday’s Obituary – David Hunt – Died 25-September-1870

Relationship to me: 1st cousin, 4x removed

The obituary was published in the Sussex Register, 06 October 1870. Found in the newspaper stacks at the Newton Historical Society. It’s a short and sweet death notice.


DIED – HUNT – In Andover (of typhoid fever) on the 25th ult., David L. Hunt, Esq., aged about 36 years.

Sunday’s Obituary – Blanche (Mery) McNeil – Died 25-November-2003

Relationship to me: 1st cousin, 2x removed

This obituary was found online at Pocono Record by searching the online obituaries. Published on November 27, 2003.


Blanche M. McNeil, 83, of East Stroudsburg, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, in Laurel Manor, Stroudsburg.  She was the wife of Warren K. McNeil, at home, to whom she was married 60 years.  Born on Nov. 7, 1920, in East Stroudsburg, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Jennie (Repsher) Mery.  She was a lifetime resident of Monroe County.  A 1938 graduate of East Stroudsburg High School, she was employed in the office at the former International Boiler Works in East Stroudsburg. She then worked in the office of Stroud Manor Nursing Home in East Stroudsburg.  Blanche was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Stroudsburg, and its Women’s Guild.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Kay D. Allen and her husband Russell of Deering, N.H.; one granddaughter, Jill Rapp and her husband Carl of Deering, N.H.; two great-grandsons, Adam Rapp and Aidan Rapp; three sisters, Jane Predmore of East Stroudsburg, Leona Mutchler of East Stroudsburg, and Elaine Swink and her husband Clair of Lebanon, Tenn.; one brother, John Mery of East Stroudsburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Mery.  Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25 Lackawanna Ave., East Stroudsburg.  The Rev. Kathleen Ash-Flashner will officiate.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg.  There will be a viewing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg, and 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday at the funeral home.  The family has requested that memorial contributions be mad to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25 Lackawanna Ave., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.