Obituaries for the week of Jan. 19

Sally M. Brecht, Harold A. Litzen, Norma Jane Jones, Mary Ann Ranto Nelson, Daniel A. Kreiser, Evelyn R. Werner Majoros, John Buhan, Theresa Hennessey

Sally M. Brecht
   BORDENTOWN — Sally M. Brecht, 77, of Bordentown died surrounded by her family at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis.
   Born in Lynn, Mass., she had resided in Bordentown for over 50 years, and had worked as a supervisor at Magic Marker in Bordentown and also retired from McLean Industries in Princeton Junction. She enjoyed playing bingo.
   The wife of the late William Brecht, and sister of the late Helen DiOrio, she is survived by a son, John Brecht of Bordentown; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Brecht of Bordentown, Debra and Michael SaFranko of Bordentown Township, Dee and Mike Harrington of Florence; three brothers, Joseph, Leonard, and Ron DiOrio; three sisters, Midge Aylwyn, and Anita Carney; five grandchildren, Christene and Christopher Willitts, Laura and John Papp, Joseph DeDeo, and Jason and Lisa Harrington; five great-grandchildren, Madison, Joshua, Trevor, Dominic and Gianna; close friends Elsie Manion and Joe Langer, and many nieces and nephews.
   Services are private at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Huber-Moore Funeral Home, 517 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown.
   Donations in her memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis, 601 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08629.
Harold A. Litzen
   WHITING — Harold A. Litzen, 84, died Friday at Hamilton Place at Keswick Pines Life Care, Whiting.
   Born in Charleston, S.C., Mr. Litzen lived in Trenton and Jacobstown for many years before moving to Whiting in 1996. He was a graduate of Central High School in Hopewell Class of 1939. He was a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years, retiring in 1982. He played the trombone many years ago in many a traveling circus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the Bordentown B.P.O.E. Elks for many years, a member in the chorus of the Boheme Opera Company in Trenton and a member of the American Federation of Musicians Union in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Helen Litzen (nee Cifelli); daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Donald Cyr of Williamstown; daughter, Judy Litzen of Trenton; granddaughter, Emily and grandson, Aaron.
   The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Road, Whiting. Cremation will be private.
   Memorial contributions can be made to Easter Seals, 3 Harper’s Ferry Road, Toms River, NJ 08753.
Norma Jane Jones
   HAMILTON — Norma Jane Jones, 77, died Jan. 12 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Bordentown Township.
   Born in Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Jones lived in Hamilton Township for over 40 years. Mrs. Jones was a devoted homemaker, an avid cook, and reverently referred by her family as Mum-Mum. She was also a member of the Toast Mistresses of America.
   Daughter of the late Frank and Rose Ranallo DeShantz, she is survived by her husband of 58 years, Elmer E. Jones; two daughters and son-in-laws, Saundra Lee and Roger Schneider of Bordentown Township and Norine Lee and Wayne Neville of Mercerville; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Betty Ann DeShantz of Pittsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren and spouses, Wayne and Stacy, Andrea and Jason, Brandon, and Lauren; three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Andrew and Hannah; and several nieces and nephews.
   A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3816 E. State St. Extension, Mercerville.
   Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamilton Township. Funeral arrangements were by Hartmann Memorial Home, 2830 Nottingham Way, Mercerville
Mary Ann

Ranto Nelson
   HAMILTON — Mary Ann Ranto Nelson, 86, died Jan. 12 at Hamilton Continuing Care after a lengthy illness.
   Born in Trenton, Ms. Nelson was an area resident all of her life. She was employed at WT Grant, J.A. Roebling and De Laval, all in Trenton. Her love in life was to always have a dog, of any size. She also loved to read, garden and go to Atlantic City. She was a member of the Four Seasons Senior Citizen Club and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Ms. Nelson was an active volunteer for the Hamilton Chapter of Deborah for many, many years.
   Daughter of the late Joseph Ranto and Mary B. Ranto Warner, she is survived by her cousin, Gladys Perroni of Hamilton and her children William and wife Margaret Callan of Bordentown, Thomas and wife Joyce Perroni of Pa. and Christine DeRezze and husband John of Hamilton; dear friends, Helen Leadem of Pa. and Olga Tompa of Hamilton; and several other cousins.
   Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home, 260 White Horse Ave., Hamilton. The Rev. Christopher Gentile of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer officiated, and burial was in Riverview Cemetery.
   Donations may be made in her name to the church at 189 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608.
Daniel A. Kreiser
   NORTH HANOVER — Daniel A. Kreiser III, 15, died at home with his family around him on Jan. 11.
   Born in Trenton, he was a resident of North Hanover Township for most of his life.
   Daniel was a joyful and loving boy who was stricken with an illness at a young age. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.
   Daniel is survived by his parents, Daniel and Donna Kreiser; his brother, Steven Kreiser; his sister, Candace Kreiser; his paternal grandmother, Catherine Kreiser; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
   Funeral service were held Jan. 13 at the Peppler Funeral Home, 114 S. Main St., Allentown with the Dr. Rev. Edward Conway officiating.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Githens Center, 40 Cedar St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060.
Evelyn R.

Werner Majoros
   HAMILTON — Evelyn R. Werner Majoros, 85, died Jan. 10 at home with her family by her side.
   Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of St. Raphael’s/Holy Angels Parish. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and Elderberry Senior Citizens Club of St. Raphael’s.
   Daughter of the late Andrew A. and Emma E. Brenner Werner, wife of the late John L. Majoros and sister of the late Joseph Werner, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Beth Majoros of Columbus and David and Barbara Majoros of Hamilton; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Rose Werner of Yardville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris Moll of Pinnelas, Fla. and Bertha and Elmer Baggaley of Hamilton; an aunt, Ann Werner of Hamilton; a sister-in-law, Theresa Hennessey of Skillman; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews
   The funeral was held Jan. 14 from the Buklad Memorial Home, 2141 S. Broad St., Hamilton with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Raphael’s Church. Burial followed in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Hamilton.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Raphael’s-Holy Angels Parish, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08610.
John Buhan
   CAPE CORAL, Fla. — John Buhan, 84, died Jan. 10 in the Kindred Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
   Born in Roebling, he resided in Surf City from 1969 to 1984 before moving to Cape Coral, Fla. Mr. Buhan was a graduate of Bordentown High School Class of 1940. He was formerly employed by John A. Roebling and Sons for two years before his enlistment in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he joined the New Jersey State Police. He was a member of the Cape Coral Elks, Lodge No. 2596, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 2199, Cape Coral, life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and life member of NJ State Police Retired Troopers Association.
   Predeceased by his parents, the late George and Rose Cardius Buhan and his sister, the late Viola LeBarge, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Marie Kish Buhan of Cape Coral, Fla.; his children, Rosann D’Errico and husband Joseph of Hamilton, John G. Buhan of Manahawkin, David M. Buhan and wife Jane of Manahawkin and Lynn Silva and husband Manny of Millstone; and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
   The funeral was held Tuesday from Chambers D’Errico and Correnti Funeral Home, 825 Chambers St., Trenton. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of the Angels – St. Joachim’s Church, 20-56 Butler St., Trenton. Burial was in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
   Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Former Troopers Association, 1675 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 103, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3824.
Theresa Hennessey
   SKILLMAN — Theresa Majoros Hennessey, 88, died Jan. 10 in the Princeton Medical Center.
   Born in Galeton, Pa., Mrs. Hennessey was a former Trenton resident. She was employed for many years as a hairstylist at Nevius Voorhees. A member of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, she was a volunteer for many years at Princeton Medical Center. Mrs. Hennessey was also a volunteer storyteller at Montgomery Township Elementary School and was a Princeton Library volunteer. She loved her family gatherings and enjoyed travel, gardening and animals.
   Daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Homovics Majoros and wife of the late George Hennessey, she is survived by nieces, Barbara Meltsner of Greenville, Pa. and Betty Ann (Liz) O’Neill of Princeton; nephews, John Majoros of Columbus and David Majoros of Hamilton; grandnieces, Meredith Anderson, Lauren and Meghan Majoros, and Kristen Majoros; grandnephews, Darryl Ceremsak, Michael Meltsner, Nathan and Jonathan Majoros; and a great-great-niece, Emory Anderson.
   A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday from St. Raphael’s/Holy Angels Parish, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton. Burial followed in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.
   Mass cards would be appreciated or memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice.