For the Feb. 5 issue

Elaine Cines, Alex Kiermas, Robert L. Lagay, Dorothy M. Kovacs, Thomas M. Mullen, John E. Simmons, Charlotte M. Forman, Patricia G. Edgar.

Elaine Cines

   COLUMBUS — Elaine Cines (née Rosenfeld) died Monday.
   She was the wife of Robert Cines; mother of David (Michelle) Cines and Steven (Marilyn) Cines; and grandmother of Patrick, Chelsea, Eric and Adam.
   Interment will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
   The family respectfully request contributions in her memory be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
Alex Kiermas

   BORDENTOWN CITY — Alex Kiermas, 81, of Bordentown City died Sunday at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. Born in Lodz, Poland, he served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years, retiring in 1973. He had also retired as a machinist with DeLaval Turbine. He was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Bordentown.
   He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; a son, Jacqueline and Fred Eurick of Ringoes; a sister, Jadzia Tomas of Poland; two grandchildren, Melissa Eurick and Jennifer Kiermas and several nieces and nephews.
   Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Bordentown City. Burial followed in the William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Gambro Health Care of Burlington County, 668 Main St., Lumberton, NJ 08048 to the attention of Joanna.
Robert L. Lagay
   Robert L. Lagay, 75, of Cream Ridge died at home on Saturday. Born in East Orange, Mr. Lagay had been a resident of Bordentown Township for 50 years, before moving to his daughter’s home in Cream Ridge four years ago.
   He worked for DeLaval Turbine Inc., of Trenton for 25 years as a cost analyst and retired in 1990 from the Environmental Protection Agency of the state of New Jersey.
   An Army veteran, Mr. Lagay was a member of the VFW of Bordentown Post 5045. He was a member of the Bordentown Elks. He was a member of the Bordentown Regional School Board of Education for many years and served as its president. He was also a member of the Bordentown Elks 2085, the Bordentown Rotary Club, the Board of Visiting Nurses, the Knights of Columbus Bordentown Council 570 and the Holy Society of St. Mary’s Church.
   Son of the late Frank L Sr. and Grace Sullivan Lagay, he was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Patricia G. Lagay and his brother, Frank L. Lagay Jr. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Richard Rein of Cream Ridge and Carol and Stephen Lawson of Newport, R.I.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Cheryl Lagay of Princeton and Christopher and Jane Ellen Lagay of Cinnaminson; and grandchildren, Ben and Heidi Carey, Maura Carey and Carlos De Lorbe, Robbie and Molly and Alex and Erin Lagay.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at St. Mary’s Church, 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bordentown Township. Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today at Peppler Funeral Home, 122 Crosswicks St., Bordentown.
   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Medical Center, Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Highway 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08255.
Dorothy M. Kovacs

   FLORENCE — Dorothy M. Kovacs, 82, of Florence Township died Friday at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly.
   Mrs. Kovacs was born in Burlington and resided in Florence Township most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Schley Hull.
   Dorothy was employed by the Coat Factory in Roebling and Bordentown.
   Mrs. Kovacs was a member of Holy Assumption Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society, Good Neighbors Senior Citizens and Willits Hogan Tonne Unit 39.
   She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marie C. and Larry Guay, Moscow, Idaho; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Michael Wilson of Waterford, Conn.; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Donna Hull; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Marge Hull; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carol Hull all of Florence; sister-in-law, Janet Bakely; grandchild, Robert Guay; grandchild and spouse, George and Dennise Yurcho; grandchild, Karyn Yurcho; great-grandson, Nicholas Yurcho; several nieces and nephews.
   She is predeceased by her husband, Steven Kovacs; two brothers, George "Bob" Hull, Ronald Hull; and a sister, Margaret Bakely.
   The funeral will be held today, Thursday, at 10 a.m. at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Holy Assumption Catholic Church, 1290 Hornberger Ave.
   Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
   Contributions may be made to the Florence Township Chapter of Deborah, P.O. Box 254, Roebling, NJ 08554.
Thomas M. Mullen

   TRENTON — Thomas M. Mullen, 65, died Jan. 29 at home.
   Born in Florence, he resided the past 15 years in the Trenton area.
   He retired after many years with England in Burlington.
   Son of the late Thomas and Mary Wonderlin Mullen, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Diane Jenkins Mullen; two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle and Donald Rossi of Levittown, Pa., and Diana Mullen of Trenton; one son, Thomas Mullen of Trenton; three brothers, Parker and Richard Mullen of Roebling and William Mullen of Arizona; a sister, Catherine Bihlear of Florence, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
   A private service was held at the convenience of the family.
   Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
   Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Buklad Memorial Home, Hamilton.
John E. Simmons

   John E. "Jack" Simmons, 63, of Bordentown died Jan. 29 at The University Medical Center at Princeton.
   Born in Trenton, he grew up in Hightstown. He was a resident of Hightstown for 40 years before moving to Bordentown 20 years ago.
   Mr. Simmons retired from Educational Testing Service (ETS) after 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Hightstown Fire Company. Jack was a track promoter of East Windsor Speedway for 30 years. He was an avid Nascar fan.
   He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Simmons; his mother, Jeanette Simmons; his daughter, Sherry Greczyn; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Brenda Simmons Jr.; his sister, Lois Moore; three grandchildren, Jessica Greczyn, Ryan and Allison Simmons; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services were held Tuesday at Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown.
   Interment followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hightstown.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, NJ-Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, VT 06150-1160.
Charlotte M. Forman

   Charlotte M. Forman, 82, of Opelika, Ala. died Jan. 24 at East Alabama Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Burlington County.
   Mrs. Forman traveled extensively throughout the western United States, Alaska and Canada. She had lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 15 years and the past six years in Opelika, Ala. She was very active in her church and various other organizations. Her hobbies were reading and sewing.
   She is survived by husband, Edward Forman of Opelika, Ala.; daughter, Charleen Creasy of Opelika, Ala.; son, Bruce Forman (Meg) of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Bernice Eckman of Mays Landing and Grace Houseworth of Roebling; two grandchildren , Melissa Pohle (Erik) and Jennifer Smith (Michael); and two great-granddaughters, Briar and Avery Smith.
   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Alabama Chapter, 3840 Ridgeway Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209 or the American Cancer Society, 3054 McGhee Rd., Montgomery, AL 36111.
Patricia G. Edgar

   COLUMBUS — Patricia G. Edgar, 82, of Homestead, died on Jan. 24 in Virtua-Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.
   She was born in West Derby, England and had resided in Australia before moving to the United States many years ago. She was active in the Bordentown Community Players and attended the First Baptist Church in Bordentown.
   The daughter of the late Stanley and Elsie Doyle and mother of the late John R. Edgar, she is survived by her beloved husband, Matthew R. Edgar, a brother, Stanley Doyle of Malvern, England, a granddaughter, Caitlin of Browns Mills and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws in Canada, Scotland and Australia and many friends in the United States.
   A memorial service was held Saturday at the Huber-Moore Funeral Home, 517 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fox Chase-Virtua Cancer Program, 895 Rancocas Road, Suite 6, Westampton, NJ 08060.