Obituaries-Feb. 24, 2005

John Puckett

   REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — John C. Puckett of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of New Hope, died Sunday, Feb. 6, following a short illness, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewis, Del.
   Before moving to Rehoboth Beach in 2003, he owned and operated the Pink House Antique Shop on Ferry Street in New Hope.
   He organized antique shows throughout the Princeton area and in Bucks County.
   A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 247 N. Main St., Lambertville.
Joseph Papa

   HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Joseph G. Papa, 49, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, at his home.
   Born in Trenton, he was the son of Helen Nanni Papa of Lambertville and the late Pat Papa.
   He was employed with General Motors Corporation.
   He was a volunteer firefighter.
   Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cindy Muscatell Papa; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph and Amy Papa of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Charles Papa of Lambertville; one daughter, Nicole Papa of Hedgesville; one grandson, Patrick; and a brother, Patrick Papa of Jacksonville, Fla.
   Funeral services were held Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va., with John Fell officiating. Burial was in Jones Spring Cemetery in Hedgesville.
Martha Powell

   TITUSVILLE — Martha L. Powell, 98, of Titusville died Saturday, Feb. 19, at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
   Born in Lambertville, Mrs. Powell was a Titusville resident for 55 years.
   She was an assembler with the Durable Stainless Flatware Company in Lambertville before retiring many years ago.
   With her husband, she was active in boy scouting in Titusville.
   She was the widow of John Francis Powell and daughter of the late Thomas A. and Elvina Ditmar Lovett.
   She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George R. and Barbara F. Powell of Titusville; her grandson, Bryon F. Powell of Arlington, Va.; and her granddaughter, Gretchen R. Powell of Titusville.
   Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville, with the Rev. Linda Hale of Titusville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed at Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery, Delaware Township.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad, 1396 River Road, Titusville, 08560.
Lewis Apgar

   LAMBERTVILLE — The Union Fire Company of Lambertville, in conjunction with the Lambertville Fire Department and the Apgar family, will hold a memorial service for Chief H. Lewis Apgar, Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Lambertville Fire Department memorial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery on South Franklin Street.
   Full dress uniform is requested but not required for attendance.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Union Fire Company, 230 N. Main St., Lambertville, 08530.
Josephine Damiani

   PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Josephine M. Gentilucci Damiani, 88, of Port Orange, Fla., and formerly of Trenton, died Thursday, Feb. 10, at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
   Born in Bristol, Pa., she resided in the Trenton area most of her life and had lived in Florida since 1973.
   Mrs. Damiani was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Council of Catholic Women and the Elks Ladies of Lodge 1557, all of New Smyrna Beach, and president of the Resident’s Association at Summerville Assisted Living Facility, Port Orange.
   She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Rosina Petti Gentilucci and widow of Peter A. Damiani.
   Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret R. and Andrew York of Port Orange; two grandchildren, Edward Aquilino of Lambertville and Peter Aquilino of Robbinsville; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Aquilino of Robbinsville.
   A funeral liturgy and committal services were held Friday at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hamilton. The clergy of St. Gregory the Great Church officiated.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Florida Elks Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 49, Umatilla, Fla., 32784.
   Arrangements were under the direction of Brenna Funeral Home, Trenton.
Klara Toth

   HOPEWELL — Klara Toth, 88, died Monday, Feb. 21, at The Medical Center at Princeton.
   Born in Stoutsburg, Miss Toth was a lifelong Hopewell resident.
   She worked for Rockwell Machine Co. for many years.
   Miss Toth was a member of St. Alphonsus Church and the Alter Rosary Society in Hopewell. She also was a Ladies Auxiliary member of the American Legion Post 339 in Hopewell.
   She was the daughter of the late Lester and Mary Toth.
   Surviving are three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Lester and Georgette Toth of Manville, Joseph and Eileen Toth of Montgomery and David Nicholas "Mickey" Toth of Hopewell; three sisters, Helen Weston of Manville, Francis Toth of Ringoes and Elizabeth Perrin of Randolph, Vt.; 18 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces, nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Feb. 24) at the church with Father Dennis Apoldite officiating. Burial will follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
   Calling hours will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today at the Cromwell-Immordino Memorial Home, Hopewell, 08525.