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NJ Driver Killed In Head-On Crash Leaves Behind Wife, Kids
Support is on the rise for the family of a New Jersey dad who was killed in a head-on crash earlier this week.
Christopher Jones, 56, of Hampton, was driving a Subaru north on Route 31 when he entered the left lane going against the flow of traffic and collided with a southbound Mack truck head-on, suffering fatal injuries around 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, Daily Voice reported.
Christopher is remembered as a “kind soul” and adored his wife Monica, and their children, Ed, Manny, and Francesco, a GoFundMe launched for the family’s support says.
“We lost a key piece of our family when Chri…
Justin Sassaman Of Alexandria Dies, 2 Months
Hunterdon County is in mourning for Justin Howard Sassaman, a 2-month-old boy who died at home in Alexandria Township on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Born in Raritan Township, Justin leaves behind his loving parents, Jenny Rae Sassaman and Tyler J. Gatlin, his obituary says.
He is also survived by his cherished siblings, Logan Sassaman, Joseph Papa, Leon Gatlin, and Tyler Gatlin, Jr.; his Maternal grandparents, Ray A. and Kat J. Sassaman; uncle, Jason H. Sassaman, and cousin Ty Ellis.
A celebration of Justin’s life will be planned for a later date. Donations were being made in Justin’s lo…
NJ's Blake McGuire Dies At 27: 'Free Spirit'
Blake Kyle McGuire, of Bethlehem Township, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 17, his obituary says. He was 27 years old.
Born in Edison, Blake graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 2014 before attending Raritan Valley Community College.
He is being remembered as a “free spirit” with a passion for art and music, who loved to make others laugh with his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, his obit reads.
"I had Blake as a student and always enjoyed him," a former teacher wrote on Facebook. "He always made me smile."
Blake is survived by his parents, William and Susan McGuire; sisters, K…
Death Of Director Chris Englese Sends Shockwaves Through Jersey City: 'JC Was In His Blood'
Christopher Englese, an award-winning director and pillar of many communities across Jersey City, died on Monday, Nov. 13, at 44 years old.
The City of Jersey City paid homage to Chris Englese, the face of its social media channels, with a video.
"If there’s been anything on this social media channel you’ve enjoyed — be it an entertaining historical video, an important look at a lesser known part of our city, a profile on a forgotten area of our past — you need to know, Chris Englese was behind it," reads a social media post.
"Jersey City was in his blood. Chris *was* Jersey City. His cha…
Victim Of Ramsey Train Crash ID'd As Hewitt Outdoorsman Evan Blauvelt, 45
Services have been set for the 45-year-old man fatally struck by a train in Ramsey.
Evan Blauvelt, of Hewitt resident, was identified as as the man struck and killed by an NJ Transit train in Ramsey on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 15, transit officials said
Blauvelt, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is being remembered as a man who loved the outdoors, according to his obituary. A Colorado native, he enjoyed skiing and hiking and rooting for the Denver Broncos, his obituary reads.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn, his daughter Natasha, his brother, Ryan, his parents, Howard and …
Student, 19, Who Died In Fall From Njit Parking Deck Remembered
A 19-year-old student who died in a fall from a parking deck at the New Jersey Institute of Technology this month is being remembered as a “faithful friend” and a “beacon of positivity.”
Elna Nandako Nyongesa died in Newark on Saturday, Nov. 11, her obituary says.
"With heavy hearts, we share the heartbreaking loss of Elna Nyongesa, who was suddenly taken from us on November 11, 2023," reads a GoFundMe for her family.
"Elna, our shining star, was a student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology who tragically died after falling from the parking deck at her school, leaving be…
Sudden Death Of Mario Solorzano Jr., 31, Of Morris County, Leaves Loves Ones Reeling
The sudden loss of a 31-year-old Morris County man has left a void in the lives of those who knew him.
Mario Solorzano Jr., of Jefferson Township, died unexpectedly on Nov. 16 at home, surrounded by his loved ones, according to his obituary.
RIP Mario Solorzano. So much laughter & ball busting in the gym just a few short years ago! I’ll never forget looking... Posted by Shaun Mason on Friday, November 17, 2023
Rest in Peace Mario Solorzano you were loved by so many and truly the life of the party anywhere you went. I’ll never... Posted by Annemarie Devine on Friday, November 17…
Fairview Contractor Nicky Morin Dies, 48
Nikola "Nicky" Morin, Jr., a Fairview resident, died on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the age of 48, according to his obituary.
Born in Teaneck, Morin spent his whole life in Fairview, where he worked as a plumber and contractor, his obituary reads. He is survived by his mother, Katherine, his son, Jayden, and his brothers, Jason and Anthony.
It is with our deepest sadness to share with you the passing of Nikola Morin my sons father (Jayden Morin) Jayden is... Posted by Lina Ramirez on Friday, October 27, 2023
A funeral was held at Our Lady of Grace Church in Fairview and he was buried at Fairv…
New Hoboken Mom Brittney Upman Dies Of Cancer At 33: 'Loved By So Many'
Brittney Upman, a 33-year-old Hoboken resident and new mom, died on Sunday, Oct. 15 after battling leptomeningeal carcinoma, according to her obituary.
A fundraiser has been set up for Upman's husband, Michael and her son, Jett, and had raised more than $146,000 as of press time.
"Britt is a beautiful person inside and out," Nicole Molesphini, who organized the fundraiser while Upman was still alive, said.
"She is an amazing mom...and wife., Mike. She is also an incredible daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many. Britt celebrated her son’s first birthday in May and woul…
Former Long Branch Cheerleader, Youth Counselor Kayla Clayton Dies, 31
Kayla Clayton, a New Jersey native who relocated to the Washington DC area, died on Oct. 10 at 31 years old.
A cause of death was not listed, however, her obituary on the Lawson Funeral Home website notes that Kayla "fought a good fight."
Kayla Felice Clayton, who was raised in Long Branch where she was a high school cheerleader, went on to attend Virginia State University, where she graduated with her bachelor's in psychology, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Kayla's obituary says she received a full scholarship to a study abroad program in Boswana, Africa, where she performed res…
Fire Kills Elizabeth Dad Weeks After Discovering Wife's Pregnancy With 2nd Child
Bruno Littig, a 40-year-old Elizabeth resident died in a house fire on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Just two weeks ago, Littig found out his wife Stephanie was expecting their second child, joining their 4-year-old son Michael.
A fundraiser has been set up to assist his family in the wake of his death. As of Thursday, Oct. 19, almost $41,000 has been raised.
Bruno was taken from us in a terrible tragedy.
Life will not be the same without you, my friend.
Bruno leaves behind... Posted by Nuno Cunha on Thursday, October 5, 2023
"Bruno was an incredible father, a loving husband, a wonderful son …
Jaret DeSande Of Woodcliff Lake Dies, 40
Jaret DeSande, a 40-year-old Woodcliff Lake resident, died on Friday, Sept. 29, according to his obituary.
A passionate chef, DeSande graduated from the French Culinary Institute after growing up in Rockland County, his obituary reads.
He is survived by his son, Logan, his mother Adele, his brother Jason, and numerous other relatives and friends, according to his obituary.
Life is so bittersweet sometimes. I always savor each moment i spend with each person that has ever graced me with their... Posted by Gee Dubz on Saturday, September 30, 2023
A funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 6 at…
Allie Pasquale Of Morris County Dies, 32: 'Stylish, Resilient'
Allison “Allie” Pasquale died at Morristown Medical Center on Oct 6, 2023, after a long illness, her obituary says. She was 32 years old.
A Rockaway native, Allie traveled across Europe after graduating Cum Laude from Marist College with a fashion merchandising degree, according to her obituary. She worked for major fashion brands including Lacoste and Anthropologie.
Allie was a devout Swiftie, and met Taylor Swift after attending 15 concerts at a T Party, her obituary says.
A GoFundMe for Allie said she had been battling colon cancer. The campaign raised more than $4,000 as of Saturday, …
Retired State Trooper Suffered Medical Episode Before Route 287 Crash: Family, Police
The driver who died in a crash on Route 287 in Morris County this week has been identified as retired New Jersey State Trooper Kevin Hanrahan.
Hanrahan, 61, was heading north near milepost 31.4 in Harding Township around 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, when he ran off the road to the left and struck a metal guardrail, New Jersey State Police Trooper Charles Marchan said.
Hanrahan was rushed to a hospital, where he later died, Marchan said. Hanrahan's son, Kevin, said he had suffered a medical episode.
The lifelong Hawthorne resident had been living part-time in Florida, but start…
'8 Mile' Actor Nashawn Breedlove Who Rap-Battled Eminem Dies In NJ Home: Report
Nashawn Breedlove, the actor who famously rapped with Eminem in "8 Mile," died in his New Jersey home, his family tells TMZ.
Breedlove, 46, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, Sept. 24, the outlet said. His Facebook profile shows he is from Newark.
The rapper and actor was known as "Lotto" since his part in the 2002 movie with Em that serves as a career highlight.
Breedlove's mother, Patricia, penned a tribute to him on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
"Nashawn's departure from this world has left an immense void in my life, one that words cannot fully express," she wrote. "I can't put into words th…
MSU Student Breanna Pifano, 20, Dies Weeks After Suffering Cardiac Event
Breanna Pifano, a 20-year-old student at Montclair State University, died on Monday, Sept. 18, after suffering a cardiac event earlier this month, according to her obituary.
Breanna was born on Dec. 18, 2002 and was in her third year at MSU studying biology, with aspirations of becoming an optometrist.
A fundraiser was set up to assist the family with medical and funeral expenses. As of Friday, Sept. 22, more than $40,590 has been raised.
My heart breaks over and over, still feel like this isn’t real. I can’t express how grateful I am to Breanna for always... Posted by Rebeca Leite o…