Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The longtime Nutley resident, Dr. Joseph DePierro, is remembered as an "educator's educator," after 42 years at Seton Hall University and a Dean for decades.
Friends and fellow educators are remembering Nutley resident Dr. Joseph DePierro, a longtime educator and Dean at Seton Hall University, who died Sept. 17 after a long illness, school officials said. DePierro had stepped down as a dean earlier this year, according to A. Gabriel Esteban, Seton Hall University president. DePierro, Dean Emeritus of the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall dedicated his life to improving education and was a prominent advocate for educators in New Jersey, officials said. He was a faculty member at Seton Hall University for 42 years. Seton Hall officials said he was proud of both teaching and working for the Equal Opportunity Program at Seton Hall. In Nutley. DePierro was a member of Nutley …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Lived in Livingston, two-time board member who lobbied for women's and senior's rights, mental health issues.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Clark was often called "the world's oldest teenager" because of his youthful appearance
Dick Clark, the longtime host of "American Bandstand," is dead after suffering a heart attack, according to several published news reports. The personable 82-year-old TV producer and host had been at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles after undergoing an outpatient procedure on Tuesday, according to TMZ. Clark reportedly suffered a heart attack following the procedure and died on Wednesday after failed attempts to resuscitate him. Clark endured a long list of health troubles over the years and had a stroke in 2004 that caused him to retire as host of "New Years' Rockin' Eve," the show he created in 1972. Although Ryan Seacrest took over as host, Clark made brief appearances on the show each New Year's Eve, his health problems …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A blogger for Patch and local volunteer passed away on Sunday.
[UPDATED: April 10 at 9:05 a.m. to include viewing, funeral arrangements] Allan "Rich" McAllister, 51, passed away on Sunday, April 8. Rich wrote an inspirational blog for the Verona/Cedar Grove Patch, in which he described his life and the struggles he has faced. He was a quadriplegic, who lost his legs below his knees, the use of his hands, wrists and lower arms, as well as 60 percent of this throat but persevered. In one post, "Four Years Later, Here I Am", he details "496 straight days in three hospitals, two rehabilitation facilities, 22 operations and approximately $15 million dollars." But being a disabled person was far from all of who he was. McAllister was also a well-known local volunteer, including his work with the Cedar …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Procession arrived at noon Sunday for burial ceremony at Fairview Cemetery. Nearly 100 fans shouted 'We love you, Whitney' as hearse turned into the cemetery.
The vigil at Fairview Cemetery began at first light Sunday morning. There were no mourners, just reporters and photographers mingling congenially as they staked out a good spot for their reports back to the network morning shows or a position for the perfect photo of the funeral procession bringing Whitney Houston to the cemetery for her burial. Police officers arrived before daylight, at 6 a.m., to secure every possible corner of the Fairview property, from the Cranford border along Union County College to the south and E. Broad Street to the north. At the western end of the cemetery, Gallows Hill Road was closed to prevent any neighborhood street from messing up any potential route in which the procession of hearses and limos that would …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Local, state officials react to sudden loss of Assembly minority leader.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This story will be updated throughout the day: Local officials and former colleagues expressed shock Tuesday morning after learning Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce (R-Parsippany) collapsed and died suddenly late Monday night at the Statehouse. "I was totally shocked, that was totally unexpected," Butler Mayor Robert Alviene said. "He did what he could for us while he was in power. I'm sure his heart was in the right place all the time for the county here. Im sure he'll be missed." As a result of DeCroce's death, Gov. Chris Christie will postpone his State of the State address, originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. He is expected to deliver a eulogy to DeCroce instead. Patch will stream Christie's remarks live at 1 p.m…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Apple founder was visionary behind legacy of innovative consumer gadgets.
When Steve Jobs, the founder and visionary behind one of the most important technological companies in the modern world died on Wednesday at the age of 56, he left behind a legacy of innovative consumer gadgets for computing, phone and music markets. Jobs, who started Apple from a California garage 35 years ago, is being remembered today as a visionary by people ranging from President Barack Obama to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who said, "Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world." Obama called Jobs "among the greatest of American innovators—brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it." "The world has lost a visionary,” he continued, “And there may…