2007-10-18 / Obituaries


John J. Servon

Mr. Servon, 89, of South River, died Oct. 3, 2007, in The Gardens at Monroe. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was employed as a heavyequipment operating engineer with C.J. Pardun and Sons, North Brunswick, where he worked for more than 40 years. His wife, Mae Servon, died in 1994. Surviving are four children, Ronald Servon, and his wife, Mary, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Christine Wladyko, and her husband, James, of Cape Coral, Fla., Leona Smith, and her husband, Chester, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and John N. Servon and his wife, June, of Monroe; a brother, Alfred Servon of Monroe; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 140 Campus Drive, Edison, NJ 08837.

William O. Repke

Mr. Repke, 88, of Monroe, died Oct. 3, 2007, in University Medical Center at Princeton. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy J. Wilcox Repke; three daughters, Gail R. Foust, and her husband, David L., of Macedonia, Ohio, Donna L. Repke of the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence and Lisa R. Curtain, and her husband, Tim, of North Brunswick; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A service was held at M. David De- Marco Funeral Home, Monroe. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover.

Joseph Papai

Mr. Papai, 74, of North Brunswick, died Oct. 12, 2007, at CareOne at East Brunswick. Born in Hungary, he immigrated to the United States during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, and resided in Edison prior to relocating to North Brunswick 40 years ago. He was a sheet rock worker at several area firms. He was predeceased by a brother, Louis Papai. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gloria Grassis Papai; a son, Joseph Papai Jr. of North Brunswick; and a sister, Mary Nagy of Hungary. Arrangements were by Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick.

Ronald S. Dutka

Mr. Dutka, 66, of South Brunswick, died Oct. 12, 2007, at home. Born in New Brunswick he resided there prior to relocating to South Brunswick 13 years ago. He was a landlord at several properties in the New Brunswick area for more than 20 years, retiring in 2001. Prior to that, he was a lineman at Public Service Electric and Gas. He served with the U.S. Navy during the late 1950s. He enjoyed hunting, archery, fishing and horseshoes. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Grippo Dutka; two daughters, Christine Green of Old Bridge and Victoria Brinkerhoff of Spotswood; a son, Ronald Dutka Jr. of Spotswood; a stepdaughter, Jeanette Roberts of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Burial was at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Arrangements were by Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to Mental Health America, P.O. Box 16810, Alexandria, VA 22302-0810.

Margaret "Peg" Hayes Biggins

Mrs. Biggins, 63, of South River, died Oct. 9, 2007, at Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in New Brunswick, she resided in Somerset and Edison, prior to relocating to South River in 1971. She was a communicant of St. Mary of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church, South River. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and a Boy Scout den leader in South River. She enjoyed collecting bears. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert J. Biggins Jr.; a daughter, Margaret M. Biggins of North Brunswick; two sons and one daughter-inlaw, William R. and Penny Biggins of Manville, and Robert J. Biggins III of South River; a sister, Barbara C. Hayes of South River; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Brunswick. Arrangements were by Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick.

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