Obituaries for the week of Feb. 16

Ethelyn O. Maginnis, Dorothy A. Morolda, David J. Nicol, Frank Csillam Sr., June Ann Fenton, John L. Horan, Helen Lech

Ethelyn O.

   UPPER FREEHOLD — Ethelyn O. Maginnis, 75, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Feb. 3.
   Born in Cream Ridge, she was a lifelong resident of Upper Freehold. An active member of the local community, Ms. Maginnis worked for many local businesses and served as a member and volunteer of various organizations, committees and charities.
   A graduate of Trenton State School of Nursing, Ms. Maginnis worked as a nurse for Dr. Farmer’s Hospital in Allentown. She also served as postmaster of the Allentown Post Office and a typesetter for the Allentown Messenger-Press. She also was the deputy clerk of Upper Freehold Township for 30 years. She owned Central Jersey Reality with her husband and, at the time of her death, worked as a real estate agent for RE/MAX Excel in East Windsor.
   Ms. Maginnis was a member of the Allentown Presbyterian Church, a past member of the Villagers of Allentown and the Garden Club. She served as chair of the Allentown Bicentennial Organization and as a committee member for the Olde Yellow Meetinghouse Restoration. She also wrote several articles, some of which were published in the Library of Congress.
   Daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Oakerson, she was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, Marvin and Clarence Oakerson. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, W. Nelson Maginnis; two children, W. Nelson Maginnis Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of North Hanover, and Karen Wagner and her husband, David, of West Windsor; her grandchildren, William Tyler and Michelle Maginnis and Michael and Pammie Wagner; a brother, Daniel Oakeson of Browns Mills; two sisters, Doris Lawrence of Cream Ridge and Evelyn Gaiser of Whiting; a sister-in-law, Sara Bullock of Hightstown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Services were private. Contributions may be made to the National Alliance for Autism Research (Asperger’s Syndrome), 99 Wall St., Research Park, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Dorothy A. Morolda
   MONROE — Dorothy A. Morolda, 83, died Feb. 7 at the Applegarth Care Center.
   Born in Jersey City, she lived in the Menlo Park Terrace section of Woodbridge for 23 years before moving to Monroe in 1978. She served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a longtime active member of T. Nulty Post #471 American Legion, Iselin.
   Ms. Morolda is survived by two sons and their spouses, Nicholas and his wife, Kathleen, of Monroeand Dennis and his wife, Patricia, of Millstone; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Cremation was private. Interment was in Grove Church Cemetery, North Bergen. Contributions can be made to the Catholic Social Services of Lackawana County Adoption Services, 400 Wyoming Ave. #2, Scranton, PA 18503.
David J. Nicol
   NORTH BEACH HAVEN — David J. Nicol, 75, died Feb. 6 at the Southern Ocean Center, Manahawkin.
   Mr. Nicol was born in Mercerville and lived there for 57 years before moving and retiring to North Beach Haven 18 years ago. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and had retired from Bell Atlantic at its Hamilton Square Office after 36 years as an assistant manager. He was a 1948 graduate of Hamilton High West, a member of the Hamilton Square Masonic Lodge, the Mercerville Fire Company, the Ozark Hunting Club, and the Trenton Burlington Pioneer Club of Bell Atlantic.
   Son of the late Robert and Bessie Humphrey Nicol, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Clare Ammann Nicol; two sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Anna Marie Nicol of Robbinsville, and Timothy M. and Barbara Nicol of West Creek; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Michael Muka of Hamilton; two brothers, James Nicol of Florida and Harry Nicol of Long Beach Island; a sister, Margaret Fitzwater of Manahawkin; five grandchildren, Dennis, Trischa, Lindsay, TJ and Jessica; and several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral was held at the Hartmann Memorial Home, Mercerville. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Contributions can be made to either the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square, 3550 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 or the Hamilton High Class of 48 Scholarship Fund, c/o Robert Striefbold, 541 Marita Drive, Northfield, NJ 08225-1422.
Frank M.

Csillam Sr.
   BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Frank M. Csillam Sr., 85, died Feb. 7 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
   Born in Trenton, he had lived in Bordentown Township for the last 55 years. He retired as vice president of purchasing for Griffith Electric of Trenton and was a master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Bordentown Elks #2085, the American Legion, the AARP, a past member of the Bordentown Lions Club and the 50+ Club of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
   Husband of the late Elizabeth Csillam, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frank Csillam of Alexandria, Va., and Joseph Csillam and his wife, Kate, of Tyngsboro, Mass.; a daughter, Mary Bennighoff of Robbinsville ; a brother-in-law, Joseph Andicko of Boynton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Denise Simon and her husband, Brian, and Kelly Anne Csillam; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Ashley Simon; and many nieces and nephews.
   Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Bordentown. Entombment followed in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hamilton.
June Ann Fenton
   ALLENTOWN — June Ann Fenton, 45, died Feb. 7 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
   Born in Trenton, Ms. Fenton was a lifelong Allentown resident. She was a member of the Hope Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and a past member of the Allentown First Aid Squad.
   Daughter of the late George and Cecilia Taylor, she is survived by her husband, Delmar Fenton; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Fenton, Steven and Jessica Fenton, Michael and Sharon Fenton, and Delmar Jr. and Tonya Fenton; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Mikala, Logan and Makenzie; a sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Ted Van Pelt; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Jennifer Taylor; and two nieces.
   Funeral at Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions may be made to the Hope Fire Co., P.O. Box 547, Allentown, NJ 08501 or to the Allentown First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 252, Allentown, NJ 08501.
John L. Horan
   MYAKKA CITY, Fla. — John L. "Jack" Horan, 75, died at Lucerene Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
   Born in Trenton, Mr. Horan was a former resident of Jacobstown before moving to Florida 10 years ago. He retired in 1991 after 41 years as a conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad-Conrail Division. He was a member of the Trenton Kennel Club, an AKC licensed judge, the Dog Judges of America, and the Professional Handlers Association. He also was a 50-year member of United Transportation Union Local 1390 of Morrisville, Pa.
   Son of the late Catherine Prendergast Horan and brother of the late Elizabeth Dey Crerand, he is survived by his wife, Lois Pilley Horan of Myakka City, Fla.; four sons, John Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Michael of Apachie Junction, Ariz., David of Lake Harmony, Pa., and Douglas Horan of Glen Allen, Va.; one sister, Marie Coppola of Yardley, Pa.; five brothers, Lawrence, Donald and James, all of Hamilton, George of Robbinsville and Gerald Horan of Lago Vista, Texas; and eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
   Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Ignatius Church, Yardley, Pa. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Donations can be made to the Canine Health Foundation AKCCHF, P.O. Box 37941, Raleigh, NC 27627-7941 or to Take the Lead, P.O. Box 6353, Watertown, NY.
Helen Lech
   TRENTON — Helen Lech, 76, died Feb. 8 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
   Born in Marlin, Pa., she lived in Trenton for most of her life. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church for 54 years.
   Wife of the late Nicholas Lech, she is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Maryann and John Kegg of Frenchtown and Helen and Barry Russo of Robbinsville; her son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Carol Lech of Hamilton; her brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Connie Mahalchick of Minersville, Pa.; her four grandchildren, Salvatore, Joseph and Nicholas Tammaro and Kyle Russo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Funeral was held at Kutch Funeral Home, Trenton. Office of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery No. 3 in Hamilton. Donations can be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, 411 Adeline St., Trenton, NJ 08611.