Billy Asher Gabbard

Mr. Gabbard, 83, of Stuart, Fla., died May 1 at Hospice of Martin, Stuart. Born in Hazard, N.C., he had lived in North Brunswick for 30 years before moving to Florida 11 years ago. Mr. Gabbard was a traffic coordinator at Ford Motor Co., Newark, for 38 years, retiring in 1985. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Pytlik Gabbard, in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Grace; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Peter Dellatore of Somerset; a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Anna Gabbard of North Brunswick; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be held May 5 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, New Brunswick. Entombment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

Flora B. Lutchendorf

Mrs. Lutchendorf, 91, of North Brunswick, died April 25 at home. Born in Philadelphia, she resided there before moving to North Brunswick 11 years ago. Mrs. Lutchendorf was employed in the personnel department at Gimbel’s Department Store, Philadelphia, for 25 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of United Methodist Church at New Brunswick and a member of the church choir. Surviving are her husband, George F. Lutchendorf; two sons and one daughter-in-law, George David Lutchendorf of North Brunswick, and Robert C. and Nancy Lutchendorf of Cheney, Wash.; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Louis Diemer of North Brunswick; two brothers, John Roth of Langhorne, Pa., and Edward Roth of Houston; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at United Methodist Church at New Brunswick. The Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Church at New Brunswick Choir, George Street and Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick 08901.

ames M. Voorhees Jr.

Mr. Voorhees, 78, of North Brunswick, died April 30 at home. Born in New Brunswick, he resided in Connecticut, and East Brunswick, prior to moving to North Brunswick in 2003. He was vice president at Kaman Musical String Company, Bloomfield, Conn., for 13 years, retiring in 1992. Prior to that, he was production manager at National Musical String Company, North Brunswick, for 29 years. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of, and deacon and elder at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Milltown. He was a 15-year member of Milltown Rescue Squad, as well as past president and past captain. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Cononie DeLuca Voorhees Jr.; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Ken Bossow of Bay Head; a stepdaughter, Carmella Varga of North Brunswick; two step-grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. Burial was at Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick. Arrangements were by Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 62 S. Main St., Milltown 08850; North Brunswick First Aid and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7043, North Brunswick 08902; or Milltown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 308, Milltown 08850.

Thomas J. Beck

Mr. Beck, 88, of East Brunswick, died April 23 in Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to his retirement in 1978, he was national director of advertising and sales for the Boy Scouts of America, North Brunswick. After that, he worked as an advertising representative for Rossmoor News, Monroe. His first wife, Evelyn, died in 1972. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Gremillot Beck; two sons, Thomas Beck Jr. of Englishtown and Wayne Beck of Jackson; six stepchildren, James Charleston, Jeanne Herbst, Katherine Charleston and Daniel Charleston, all of East Brunswick, Edward Fredric of Monroe and Frances Charleston of Lopatcong; two stepbrothers, William Dillon and Robert Dillon; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, East Brunswick. Interment was in Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834, or to the Boy Scouts of America, Central New Jersey Council, 4315 Route 1 South, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852.