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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, February 11, 1999 Page 13


– Directory to Houses of Worship –

ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 3228047

Reverend Robert Griffiths

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield

(908) 2324250

Reverend Kevin Clark


(908) 8895556

Bishop Kirk Bristol


Mountainside (908) 2329490

Reverend Christopher R. Belden

CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(732) 5414849

(Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church)

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1920 Cliffwood Street, Scotch Plains

(908) 8891830

Rabbi George Nudell

ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

(908) 2334946

Dr. Ellis Long

EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3229300

Reverend Kevin M. Brennan

FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,

Fanwood (908) 8898891

Reverend Robert T. Snell

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 170 Elm Street, Westfield

(908) 2332278

Dr. Robert L. Harvey



422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 2335029

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield

(908) 2332494

Reverend Harry Taylor Reverend Pamela Gilchrist

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3229222

Reverend Sam Chong

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2334211

Reverend David F. Harwood

GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 2333938 or (908) 2324403

Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.


(908) 2338533

Reverend Dimitrios Antokas

HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield

(908) 2328137

Reverend Joseph Masielio

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 8892100

Reverend John F. Kennedy


(908) 2332855

Reverend Clement Griffin

MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside

(908) 2323456

Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg

OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside

(908) 2321162

Reverend Patrick J. Leonard


(908) 2330301

Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield

(908) 2321517

Reverend Paul E. Kritsch


(908) 3225192

Reverend Michael A. Merlucci

ST. HELEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield

(908) 2321214

Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke

ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 2326972

Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.


(908) 2332547

Reverend Leon E. Randall

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2328506

Reverend Richard W. Reid

SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 3225487

Reverend Gary Rothwell

TEMPLE BETH O’R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark

(732) 3818403

Rabbi Shawn B. Zell

TEMPLE EMANUEL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2326770

Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff

TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3227151

Michael C. Seaman

TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood


1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 2325678

Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel

WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood

(908) 8892375

Francis G. Patey, 73, Was Navy Veteran; Assembly Worker With American Can Co.

Francis G. Patey, 73, of Highlands died on Sunday, February 7, at home.

Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Piscataway from 1961 to 1998, when he relocated to the Highlands.

Mr. Patey had been an assembly worker for 25 years at American Can Company in Jersey City.

He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, and was assigned to

Walter F. Hannon, 86, Restaurateur; Owned Several New Jersey Establishments

Walter F. Hannon, 86, of Scotch Plains died on Monday, February 8, at home.

Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Rutherford before moving to Scotch Plains 40 years ago.

Mr. Hannon had owned and operated several restaurants throughout New Jersey for many years before retiring.

Surviving are his son, Robert

– Obituaries –

the USS Pittsburgh.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Patey, in 1974.

Surviving are a son, Daniel Patey of South Plainfield; a daughter, Laura Manney of Piscataway, and a brother, John Patey of Scotch Plains.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, February 10, at the Piscataway Funeral Home.

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Hannon; two daughters, Kathleen Bonner and Diane Frank; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass will offered today, Thursday, February 11, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, following funeral services from the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home in Westfield.

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Herbert W. Andrews, 87, Army Veteran; Active In Westfield Community Players

Herbert W. Andrews, 87, of Westfield died on Saturday, February 6, at the Glenside Nursing Home in New Providence.

Born in Rhode Island, he had lived in Westfield since 1934.

Mr. Andrews had been employed by Colgate Palmolive in Jersey City for 38 years before retiring in 1976.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1934.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, rising to the rank of Major.

Duncan Currie, 95, Was Bank Executive; Owned Insurance Agency in Elizabeth

Duncan R. Currie, 95, of Jamesburg died on Sunday, February 7, at Princeton Medical Center in Princeton.

Born in Elizabeth, was an athlete at Battin High School there. He had lived in Mountainside for 30 years and in Jamesburg for 15 years.

Mr. Currie had been the owner of an insurance agency, the Duncan R. Currie Agency, in Elizabeth for many years before retiring in 1969.

He also was the Director of the Roselle Savings Bank in Roselle.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Mr. Andrews was a member of the

Westfield Community Players. He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche Andrews, in 1981.

Surviving are a son, Stephen Andrews; a daughter, Carolyn Patterson, a granddaughter, and two great-granddaughters.

Interment was private. A memorial service will be held tomorrow, Friday, February 12, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

Arrangements were handled by the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield.

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Alice French Currie, in 1971, and by his second wife, Mary Nagel Currie, in 1996.

Surviving are a brother, Donald Currie of Boynton Beach, Florida, and a sister, Elizabeth Reuter of Linden.

A funeral service was held yesterday, Wednesday, February 10, at the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jamesburg Rescue Squad.

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Virginia A. Toddie, 47, Physical Therapist; Member of Championship Baseball Team

Virginia Anne Toddie, 47, of Bellingham, Massachusetts died on Friday, February 5, in MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Born on July 19, 1951 in New York City, the daughter of William and Jean Lenox Toddie, she was raised in Westfield and moved to Bellingham in 1978.

Ms. Toddie was employed for 10 years as a physical therapist for Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts.

She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in 1973, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from New York University in New York City in 1977.

She was a baseball scorekeeper and an official member of the Bellingham TriValley Championship team during the summer of 1998.

Surviving are her husband, Bob Pfeifer, whom she married on September 6, 1975; two sons, Daniel Toddie Pfeifer and Stephen Toddie Pfeifer; her mother, Jean Lenox Toddie of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and her sister, Barbara Geraghty of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, February 10, in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home in Milford, Massachusetts.

Interment will take place on Saturday, February 13, in the Cemetery of the Solebury Friends (Quaker) in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a fund set to be established. The memorial donation address will be available at the funeral home.

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(908) 2771547 • CECSummit@ aol. com 31 Woodland Avenue • Summit


Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

FEBRUARY 14: THE OUT_OF-TOWN QUARTET – New this year, violins and more to tug at your heartstrings on Valentine's Day

FEBRUARY 28: MADJAZZ – The a Capella ensemble returns, performing madrigals, jazz, and everything in between.

MARCH 21: BRAHMS REQUIEM – The Chorale celebrates Summit's 1 00th Anniversary in this third annual combined concert with Central Presbyterian's Motet Choir, part of the Sounds of Summit series.

APRIL 25: CALVARY QUARTET – Soprano Andi Campbell, mezzo Sharon Morrison, tenor Cameron Cahoon, and bass Jason lannuzzi in a diverse concert of opera, lieder, Broadway, and more.

MAY 23: HAYDN MASS IN TIME OF WAR – The season concludes with the Chorale's performance of Haydn's powerful and moving Mass.


Alternative Jewish Education

Seeking unaffilia ted families interested in participa ting in new alternati ve Jewish education program.

Call (908) 232-6073

First Congregational Plans Mid-Day Musicales Series

WESTFIELD – The First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer Street, has announced their Mid-Day Musicales series of free, half-hour concerts will resume on Wednesday, February 17, at noon.

The husband and wife team of Tenor Juan Pineda and Soprano Valerie Lynn Pineda will be featured in the concert. They will be accompanied by pianist David Maiullo.

Mr. Pineda is currently appearing on Broadway as Thuy in Miss Saigon. He has appeared in many productions in New York City and other towns. He is trained as a classical singer and as an actor.

Mrs. Pineda has appeared in various opera and theater productions.

She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music.

Mr. and Mrs. Pineda will present their program entitled, “An Afternoon of Classics.” The program will include the compositions of Scarlatti, Schubert, Hundley, Mozart, and Puccini.

The Mid-Day Musicales concerts, which are now in their 15th season, are followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon. The luncheon is available for $4.50 in the church social hall.

The concerts are funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Juan P. Pineda Valerie Lynn Pineda

Calvary Lutheran to Hold Ash Wednesday Services

Calvary Lutheran Church, 108 Eastman Street, Cranford will observe Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, with two services of Holy Communion.

A morning service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, will be offered jointly by Calvary and by Trinity Episcopal Church of Cranford at the Lutheran church. The service will be followed by a Bible discussion.

Calvary also will offer an 8 p.m. service. Both services will include

the ancient tradition of making the sign of the cross in ashes on the foreheads of those coming forward to take part.

Conducting the services will be Calvary’s Pastor, the Reverend George W. Freyberger.

Calvary Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America serving the Cranford-Westfield area and surrounding communities for 70 years.

Faith Lutheran Church Sets Special Lenten Services

Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence, will mark the beginning of the Lenten season with three Ash Wednesday liturgies on Wednesday, February 17.

At 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., a spoken Eucharist with the optional Imposition of Ashes, will be held. Spoken liturgies will be about 30 minutes in length.

At 7:45 p.m., a full sung Eucharist, beginning with the Service of Penitence and the optional Imposi

tion of Ashes, will be held. On subsequent Wednesdays in Lent, February 24 through March 24, Faith Lutheran Church will hold two liturgies: a spoken Eucharist at 12.15 p.m., and at 7:45 p.m., a full sung Eucharist utilizing the service for evening prayers. This Lenten series of services, entitled “Waters of Justice,” will focus on the meaning of Christian faithfulness.

For more information, please call the church office at (908) 464-5177.

Medina Chapter Sets Special Discussion With Rabbi Goldberg First Presbyterian Youth

Prepare Service Project

WESTFIELD – The Youth Commission of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield will hold a mission trip to the Dominican Republic from Friday, June 25, to Friday, July 2, to rebuild a school destroyed by Hurricane Georges last year.

The Reverend Christina McCormick, Associate Pastor for Youth, who has organized the project, stated, “This church has a long tradition of sending high school students every year on a week-long mission project.”

“These trips are wonderful opportunities for the young people of our church to draw closer to God and to each other by serving others,” she stated. “It is also a chance to broaden their perspective of the world in which we live by living a week in a situation much different from their own.”

The mission will be funded by a Youth Stock Sale. The proceeds from the sale of the stock, at $10 per share, will go toward financing the trip and other projects conducted during the year.

The cost of the trip to the Dominican Republic will be about $1,000

per student. “We are asking that everyone do more than in previous years. We are asking our young people to work harder to raise money for themselves. We are also asking their parents to pay more,” stated Ms. McCormick.

The students also seek support from businesses and individuals in the Westfield area.

“We feel that in every way and for every dollar given, what we will receive as a youth group, and as a congregation, will be absolutely obvious and worth it,” she stated.

Temple Emanu-El Schedules Nursery School Registration

WESTFIELD — Temple EmanuEl Nursery School is currently holding registration for the 1999 2000 school year.

The school offers preschool programs for two and one half, threeand four-year old children. Parent/

toddler classes are also available. New for September is a Kindergarten Enrichment program, a supplemental class meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children enrolled in a morning Kindergarten class.

Enrichment classes and a lunch program are also available to extend the day of the three and four year old children.

The Nursery School provides a warm and nurturing environment for each child Through a developmentally appropriate approach, children are provided varied experiences that stimulate and entrance creativity and growth.

Temple Emanu-El Nursery School is located at 756 East Broad Street, Westfield. For registration information or to arrange a tour, please call Debbie-Salkin, Nursery School Director at (908) 232-7663.

Pancake Supper to Be Held Feb. 16 At First United Methodist Church

WESTFIELD The First United Methodist Church, East Broad Street in Westfield, has announced that a pancake supper will be held on Shrove Tuesday, February 16.

The supper will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Social Hall. A jazz band from The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts in Westfield will perform during the meal.

Tickets cost $5 per person or $15 maximum per family. Children aged 5 and younger will be admitted for free. Profits from the supper will go towards the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

The community is invited to attend. For further information, please call the church office at (908) 233-4211. WESTFIELD — Rabbi Renee

Goldberg, a rabbi at Temple EmanuEl in Westfield, will speak at meeting of the Medina Chapter of Na’Amat on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El in the lower social hall.

The topic will be “Judaism and Women Today.” Refreshments will be served and a $5 donation is suggested.

The Medina Chapter of Na’Amat is the local chapter of an international charitable organization which raises funds to support the needs of women and children locally, in the United States and Israel.

Gene Novello, 86, Builder and Developer; Music Composer Wrote ‘Boulder Buff’

Gene R. Novello, 86, a lifelong resident of Scotch Plains, died on Wednesday, February 3, at home.

Mr. Novello was a builder and developer for 60 years. He started Gene Novello, Inc. in 1950, and served as President of the company until his death.

He also composed music with Paul Greenwood of Plainfield. Songs the pair wrote were recorded by such music industry legends as Kay Starr, Vic Damone, Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway. “Boulder Buff,” which was recorded by Glenn Miller, sold over 1 million copies.

Mr. Novello was a past member of the Italian-American Society, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Scotch Plains, the Scotch Plains Board of Education and the Township Council, and the Spring Brook Country Club.

He was an active member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

He was predeceased by his son, Gary Novello, Sr. in 1994.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Mancini Novello; a daughter, Gale Novello Katz of Bernardsville; four sisters, Laberta Cotton of Florida, Florinda Novella and Angela Gaddis, both of Scotch Plains, and Millie Koscinski of Beachwood; one brother, Ben Novello of Annandale, and two grandsons.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church.

Visitation will be held tomorrow, Friday, February 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to The Gary Novello, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of Bernards Lions Club, P.O. Box 352, Bernardsville, 07924.

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Robert G. Yenzer, 65

Robert G. Yenzer, 65, of Austin, Texas died on Monday, February 8.

Born in Brooklyn, he had lived most of his life in Westfield before moving to Austin a year ago.

Mr. Yenzer had been an executive with IBM for 25 years, working in New York and Texas, before retiring two years ago.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the 1950s during peacetime.

He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business.

He was predeceased by a son, James Yenzer.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan Yenzer of Austin; three sons, Jonathan Yenzer of San Diego, California, Matthew Yenzer of Austin and Andrew Yenzer of Hawaii; his parents, George and Gertrude Yenzer of Westfield; three sisters, Mary LaPoint of Howell, Dorothy Vecchione of Westport, Connecticut and Kathleen Rauch of Westfield, and a granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 13, at the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 1 St. Jude Place, P.O. Box 1000, Department 300, Memphis, Tennessee, 38148.

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