#474 Knights of Columbus
Annual Food for the Needy
Christmas food Baskets
Our Council prepapred and distribted over 400 bags of food for our Annual Food for the Needy helping our Communty. Thanks to our Brother Knights, Columbiettes, Families, Friends and the members of Project Impact of Phillipsburg that helped.
Published on Jan 19, 2016
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Richard F. 'Bear' Souders ALPHA, NJ Richard F. "Bear" Souders, 71, of Alpha, NJ, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born Dec. 16, 1946 in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Cavanaugh) Souders, Jr. He was a manager in Construction Services at Elizabethtown Gas before his retirement. He was a 1964 graduate of Phillipsburg Catholic High School, where he played football and basketball, and attended Churchman's Business School. He and his wife, Lydia (Minucci) Souders, were married Oct. 28, 1967. He was an avid Notre Dame, NY Mets and NY Giants fan. He was a volunteer for Catholic Charities and loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing and watching it. He was co-founder of the St. Mary Catholic Church Golf Tournament. He coached football and basketball in Lopatcong Township, NJ, and Pohatcong Township, NJ, years ago. Rich was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Alpha, where he was an usher, an acolyte and a counter. He was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his loving wife, Lydia, he is survived by two daughters, Kerry Snyder (Lonnie) of Pohatcong Township and Tracy of Lopatcong Township; two brothers, Robert (Terri) of Palmer Township and Frank (Linda) of Pohatcong Township; and two grandchildren, Evan and Sean Snyder; a niece, Maureen Bibeau (David), and their son, Stuart; and a nephew, Stuart J. Davis. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, 830 5th Ave, Alpha, NJ. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 695 Corliss Ave, Phillipsburg, NJ. Entombment will be in the parish mausoleum in Alpha. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at devlinfh.com. Memorials may be made to Phillipsburg Emergency Squad, PO Box 215, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 or St. Mary Catholic Church, 830 5th Avenue, Alpha, NJ 08865. Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home 695 Corliss Ave. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 454-1361
Daniel E. Taylor LOPATCONG TWP., NJ
Daniel E. Taylor LOPATCONG TWP., NJ Daniel E. Taylor, 70, of Lopatcong Township passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at home. Born July 28, 1947, in Easton, he was the son of the late Daniel C. and Dorothy J. (Hess) Taylor. Daniel and his wife, the former Patricia McDevitt, were married May 22, 1971. He was a 1965 graduate of J.F. Kennedy High School in Willingsboro, NJ, and a 1974 graduate of Temple University with a BS in pharmacy. Dan served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969 and served in the Navy Reserve for two years. During his time in the Navy he was aboard the USS Ranger with two tours in Vietnam. He was the former owner of Phillipsburg Pharmacy, Alpha Pharmacy and Slate Belt of Bangor Pharmacy. He was an avid fan of Philadelphia sports teams and PHS sports. He was a life member of VFW - John Dolak American Legion; a member of Phillipsburg Emergency Squad; American Association of Hospital Corpsman; USS Ranger CVA 61 Association; RHO PI PHI Pharmaceutical Fraternity; member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where he was also a member of the Holy Name Society and served as a lector, usher and senior altar server; the Knights of Columbus; Garnet Booster Club; Savvy Seniors of Easton Hospital; and AARP Chapter 4704. In addition to his loving wife, Patricia, he is survived by a son, Daniel B. (Kim) of Easton; two daughters, Amy of Vancouver, BC, and Krista of Green Acres, FL; a brother, David (Rosemary) of Vancouver, WA; a sister, Dawn of Fort Myers, FL; and two grandsons, Ryan and Nicholas. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, 830 5th Ave., Alpha, NJ. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 695 Corliss Ave, Phillipsburg, NJ. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.devlinfh.com. Donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860 or St. Mary Catholic Church, 830 5th Avenue, Alpha, NJ 08865. Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home 695 Corliss Ave. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 454-1361
Dr. Joseph J. Riotto STEWARTSVILLE
Dr. Joseph J. Riotto, 67, of Stewartsville died on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Morristown Medical Center. Born on Sept. 19, 1950, in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Charles and Josephine Riotto. Joseph and his wife, Jeannine, were married on July 23, 1978. He was a graduate of Weber High School in Chicago and earned a bachelor's degree at Loyola University, a master's degree at Roosevelt University and his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. A "gentleman" scholar, Dr. Riotto was a professor at Jersey City University in Jersey City. Beloved by his students and colleagues alike, he was the president of the University Senate and treasurer of the New Jersey City University American Federation of Teachers Local 01839. He also taught courses on occasion at Centenary University in Hackettstown and was a certified public accountant. Joe was a family man first and foremost and enjoyed doing things with his three children. He was an avid sports fan and followed all his Chicago teams very closely, especially the Blackhawks. He could often be found working on his car or on various projects around the house. He loved traveling to Italy, where he visited his many cousins in Palermo or his mother's hometown of Castallana-Sicula in Sicily. He was somewhat of a dog-whisperer and will be missed by the family dogs, Trooper and Bella. He was a member of Ss. Philip and James Catholic Church, where many Saturdays he could be found calling bingo in Mercy Hall. He was also a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. In addition to his beloved wife, Jeannine, Joe is survived by daughter, Raffaella Riotto of Flemington, NJ; son, Giancarlo and wife Teresa Riotto of Milford, NJ; daughter, Lucia Fedele and husband Nicholas of Eatontown, NJ, and the light of his life, his 20 month old grandson, Luca Riotto. His beloved dog, Enzo, died earlier. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Ss. Philip and James Catholic Church, 430 S. Main St., Phillipsburg, NJ. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 695 Corliss Ave, Phillipsburg, NJ. Interment will be in the parish cemetery in Greenwich Township. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.devlinfh.com. Memorials may be made to the John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Avanti Campaign (JFRC Avanti), Dept 4336, Carol Stream, IL 60122-4336. Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home 695 Corliss Ave. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 454-1361
Fernando J. Antunes POHATCONG TWP., NJ
Fernando J. Antunes POHATCONG TWP., NJ Fernando "Fred" J. Antunes, 88, of Pohatcong Township, NJ, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at home. Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, he was the son of the late Alvera (Elmeida) and Serafin Antunes. He was employed by several pump companies as a mechanical engineer. Most recently, he was employed as chief design engineer and retired from Ingersoll Rand in Phillipsburg. He served in the Army as a tank mechanic during the Korean War, earning the rank of first lieutenant. Fred was a graduate of Peekskill High School and Clarkson College with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He was a volunteer with the Warren County Division on Aging and Disability Services. Fred enjoyed sailing, skiing and dancing. He was also an avid antique car collector. Fred will be remembered for his willingness to help strangers, keen interest in learning, youthful spirit, strong opinions and ability to fix anything. He was a communicant of St. Mary Catholic Church in Alpha, member of the Knights of Columbus, H.H. Franklin Car Club, and the Antique Auto Club of America. Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Gloria; daughter, Leslie Rounsaville; sons, Michael and Thomas; brothers, Anthony and Andrew; sister, Beatrice Finnerty; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Katherine Smith, and a sister, Theresa Eagen. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, 830 5th Ave., Alpha. There are no calling hours. Entombment will follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc. in Phillipsburg. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at devlinfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to St. Mary Catholic Church. Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home 695 Corliss Ave. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 454-1361
Paul J. Lanning
Paul J. Lanning
Paul J. Lanning
Paul J. Lanning PHILLIPSBURG, NJ
Paul J. Lanning, 78, of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away on March 24, 2017, at his residence. Born March 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Earl A. Lanning and Mary McBrien Lanning. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John Lanning, and sister, Marie Lanning. He served in the US Army, splitting his duty with one year in the United States and one year in Korea. Paul was retired after 38 years from the former Summit Bank, where he served as a branch manager. He was a graduate of St. Philip & James High School, class of 1957, and attended Churchman Business School as well as various banking classes through the years. Paul was a lifelong member of St. Philip & James Catholic Church, where he served as a lector and member of the church choir. Memberships included the Holy Name, the Knights of Columbus Council 474, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Warren County Serra Club, and the N.J. Titanic International Society, in addition to enjoying traveling, reading, family genealogy and the theater. Paul worked at the Finegan Funeral Home in his retirement. Paul is survived by nieces and nephew, Jacqueline Greenleaf and husband Nelson, Joan Mazar, and James Lanning and wife April, in addition to great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Finegan Funeral Home, 302 Heckman St., Phillipsburg. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, beginning at the funeral home at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church, 430 So. Main Street, also in Phillipsburg. The interment will be at St. Philip & St. James Cemetery in Greenwich Township, N.J. Visit www.fineganfh.com. Donations may be made to St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church. Finegan Funeral Home 302 Heckman St. Phillipsburg, PA 08865
Stephen Raymond Mason
Stephen Raymond Mason, 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017, in Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange County, Florida. Born October 18, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York, to Salvatore and Louise Mason whose Italian ancestry traces back to the Messineo family. He was one of five children. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School and lived in Blairstown, New Jersey before serving in WWII in the 56th Signal Battalion under General Patton in 1945. Steve met his wife Marta while serving in the army after the liberation of Pilsen. They were married on June 26, 1948, in St. Bartholomew's Cathedral. He brought his new bride to the United States where they raised a family in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He worked as a bricklayer, mason, plasterer, and built their home on Strykers Road, where they lived until the fall of 2014. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, and the Lions Club and enjoyed gardening and sharing the bounty of his garden with family and friends. Steve and Marta enjoyed traveling to California, Florida, and Colorado, to visit their children and grandchildren over the years. They also made many trips to the Czech Republic to visit Marta's sister, Jarmila, and nieces, Marienka and Eva and to take part in the Liberation Festivals in Pilsen. They renewed their vows and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Bartholomew's Cathedral in 1998 and again for their 60th anniversary in 2008. Steve is survived by his loving wife Marta of 68 years, their four children; Stephanie, Michael, Christina, and Mark and seven grandchildren; Matthew, Andrew, Elissa, Colin, Caden, Sarah, and Joshua. He was preceded in death by his three sisters; Lillian, Mae, and Edith, and his brother Salvatore. He and his wife were residents at Majestic Oaks Continuing Care Complex in Orange City, Florida. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, beginning at 12:00 Noon, at the Finegan Funeral Home at 302 Heckman Street in Phillipsburg, followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:00pm at St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church, 430 South Main Street, also in Phillipsburg. There will be calling hours on Friday, at the funeral home, from 6-8pm. The interment will be at the Northampton Memorial Shrine in Palmer Township, PA.
Pasquale A. "Pat" Sharr
Born in The Bronx, NY, on November 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Anthony R. and Josephine M. Trigiani Sharr.
Pat was the owner of Sharr’s Flower Shoppe, formerly in Phillipsburg, for 39 years. He served in the US Army during WW II, then graduated from Phillipsburg High School. Pat was a member of St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church in Phillipsburg and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #474, where he had served as Grand Knight.
He is survived by his beloved wife Mary G. Penna Sharr, with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage in October of 2015; his brother Robert J. Sharr; sisters Linda Laros-Steckel and Lillian A. Brunetti. Pat is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers in law Kenneth W. Brunetti and Jack C. Laros, and sister in law Gertrude Sharr.
Viewing hours will be held on Sunday September 25, 2016 at The Finegan Funeral Home, 302 Heckman St., Phillipsburg, NJ from 6 to 8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10 am at SPSJ Church, 430 S. Main St., Phillipsburg, NJ. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Andrew Chando, Sr., 92, US Navy (Retired) formerly of Phillipsburg, NJ and Bethlehem, PA
Andrew Chando, Sr., 92, US Navy (Retired) formerly of Phillipsburg, NJ and Bethlehem, PA, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016, at The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC. Andrew was born February 25, 1924 to Joseph and Anna (Antolick) Chando in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was one of eleven children. On December 10, 1942, Andy began his 20 year career in the US Navy, as a Boatswain's Mate First Class, serving with honor and distinction in World War II in Europe and the South Pacific to include the invasion of Italy, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He retired from the Navy in 1966. He later worked for the State of New Jersey, where he eventually retired. He loved his family, his God and Country and was actively involved in his Church, St Peter and St Paul Byzantine Catholic Church and with the Knight of Columbus where he was bestowed the highest Honor. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Fleet Reserve Association. Andrew is survived by his Son, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (USA) (Retired) Andrew J. Chando currently employed as a Program Manager with DHS; Daughter-in-Law, Dr. (Colonel) USA Jacqueline (McGarity) Chando; and Grandchildren Heather (20) and Joshua (11); Sister Helen (Berezny) Vargo of Bethlehem, PA, brothers, Edward Chando of Phillipsburg, NJ and Emil Chando of Firestone, Co; and numerous nieces and nephews. Andrew was preceded in death by his beloved wife Olga (Ferency) Chando, his parents Joseph and Anna Chando, and siblings Mary Muller, Joseph Jr., Peter, Steven, John, George, and his twin brother William Chando. Calling hours will be held at Finegan Funeral Home in Alpha, NJ on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10 am at Finegan Funeral Home on 924 Second Ave, Alpha, NJ with Father Pete officiating. The Interment will be at St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery, Alpha, NJ. www.fineganfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Armed Forces Retirement Home, https://www.afrh.gov/ or the Fisher House (supports military families), http://www.fisherhouse.org/ in his name
Pictured is George Babula, Program Coordinator for the substance abuse program of the Knights of Columbus, Council 474 presenting an award to Miss Autumn Weidlick from the Harmony Township School. She won a poster contest for the substance abuse program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Miss Weidlick won on the local level and her poster was submitted to the state convention for further judging. She also won on the state level and is receiving the plaque for her outstanding work.
The purpose of this contest is twofold: to promote local awareness among young people of the major societal problems of alcohol and drug abuse and to generate ideas for the Knights of Columbus substance abuse awareness poster and literature program.
Father Tom throws the first pitch at the
"Knight at Coca Cola Park"
Council 474 Knights of Columbus
Evan Wackermann, Grandson of Brother Thomas DeBosh proudly show's the Foul Ball he caught at the "Knight at Coca Cola Park"