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PEARL MARY ZIEMINSKI UCHNO, 81, of South River died Feb. 13 at the Cranbury Care Center, Monroe. She was born in East Brunswick. She was a homemaker as well as a retired seamstress for Reizer and Co., South River. She was a communicant of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, South River. She was also an accomplished singer with the Eddie Barber Orchestra, and performed at several community venues. She is survived by her husband, Henry Uchno of South River; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Henry and Mary Uchno Jr. of Monroe, and Peter Uchno of North Carolina; her daughter, Maryann Newman of North Brunswick; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, South River. Burial was at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society, Central New Jersey Chapter, Route 130 and Cranbury Circle, Cranbury, 08512.
IDA M. OTKEN, 93, of North Brunswick died Feb. 27 at Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Piscataway. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she lived in North Brunswick most of her life. She owned and operated a retail and wholesale poultry and egg business on the Otken farm, North Brunswick. Prior to that, she was an editorial assistant at Rutgers School of Agriculture (Cook College) in the late-1920s and early 1930s. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Milltown. She served on, and was the first female president of, the North Brunswick Board of Education, and served as president of the Maple Meade PTA. She was named to the "Women’s Wall of Fame" by the North Brunswick Woman’s Club and North Brunswick Township High School Social Studies Department for her affect on the growth of North Brunswick Township. She was also an active member of the North Brunswick Woman’s Club, and the English-Speaking Union. Active in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, she was president of its Women’s Guild and was a founding member of the Sarah Circle. She was a graduate of New Brunswick High School, and Drake’s Business College. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin J. Otken, in 1975. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edwin W. and Jean Otken of North Brunswick; her daughter and son-in-law, Marie and L. Richard Gons of South Brunswick; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was at Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 62 S. Main St., Milltown, 08850.
EDWARD GEORGE SERVON SR., 81, of South River died March 2 at home. He was the original owner of Servon Sales and Service, South River. Surviving are his wife, Margaret McCaffrey Servon; two sons, Edward Servon Jr. and Thomas Servon, both of South River; two daughters, Sharon Hughes and Barbara Ann Servon, both of North Brunswick; two brothers, John Servon of South River and Alfred Servon of Plainsboro; a sister, Sophie Tobias of Sayreville; and 10 grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
JOHN J. BUNDSCHUH, 69, of Old Bridge died Feb. 18. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Johnson Bundschuh; three sons, Kurt Bundschuh of North Brunswick, Carl Bundschuh of Washington Township and Thomas Bundschuh of Jackson; two daughters, Nancy Gorka of Piscataway and Karen Douglas of Old Bridge; a brother, Frederick Bundschuh of Fairview; and 11 grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Messiah Lutheran Church, Parlin section of Sayreville. Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
PEARL MARY ZIEMINSKI UCHNO of South River died Feb. 13 in Cranbury Care Center, Monroe. She was a former vocalist with the Eddie Barber Orchestra and was active as a singer in many community venues. Surviving are her husband, Henry Uchno; two sons, Henry Uchno Jr. of Monroe and Peter Uchno of North Carolina; a daughter, Maryann Newman of North Brunswick; and five grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society. of America.