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Classmate Obituaries

In Memoriam

Charles "Charlie" Cowell '68


Charles Edward Cowell, 72, of Blairstown, passed away on his birthday, after a brief illness at Newton Medical Center on May 22, 2023. 


Charlie was born on May 22, 1950 to Norma (Plett) Cowell in Newton NJ, and was a lifelong resident of Blairstown.


He had many talents and worked as a farmer, mechanic, service manager and cook. Charlie’s real love was his dogs. He rescued several dogs over the years and always had room for more. Charlie was always willing to lend a hand to anyone that needed some help.


Charlie was predeceased by his wife Lauren in July of 2021. They would have celebrated 39 years of marriage on May 27th 2023.


He is survived by his mother Norma Cowell of Blairstown, Sisters Girlene of Easton PA, Evelyn of Blairstown NJ, Michele of Bridgewater NJ, his brothers Chris of Wantage NJ, Ted of Easton PA, and John of Blairstown NJ and several nieces and nephews.


Family and friends may visit from 6-8 PM on Friday May 26th at the Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94 Blairstown, NJ, a Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday May 27th at Newbaker Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Cedar Ridge Cemetery. 


The family requests in lieu of Flowers to make a donation to an animal rescue in Charlie’s Name.

Carolyn Biles Simonetti, '53


Carolyn A. Simonetti, 87, a life-long resident of Blairstown, NJ, passed away on April 7, 2023 in Newton, NJ.


She was born on May 11, 1935 in Stroudsburg, PA, to Rolland and Martha (Maring) Biles. She graduated from the Cosmetology School in Newark, NJ and was owner of Carolyn’s Beauty Shop in Blairstown, NJ for over 35 years.


Like her father, Carolyn was a friend to everyone, and was known as “Jug” to her old pals, a nod to her sense of humor and fun-loving good nature.


In her spare time, Carolyn was an avid reader and enjoyed a good romance novel. She was very creative and loved antiquing, refinishing furniture, and needlepoint. She also loved the time she spent at her second home in Florida.


In addition to her salon, Carolyn volunteered for countless school and community activities revolving around her children and served on the Warren County Tax Board for 12 years.


She received her greatest joy however from being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.


She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Salvatore “Sal”; three daughters, Valerie England (Peter), Sally Smigel (Chris), Lori Sorrentino (Angelo); four grandchildren, Tara Trammell (Mac), Lindsay Stewart (Mike), Josh Stewart (Emma), and Kellie Smigel (Joe); and great-grandchildren Connor Trammell, and Myla and Maura Stewart.


She was predeceased by her daughter Darlene Stewart, and sister Marie Treible.


Family and friends may visit from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, Friday, April 14, 2023, at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825.


Another period of visitation will be held from 12-1PM on Saturday, April 15, with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Blairstown, NJ.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s name to the Blairstown Ambulance Corps, PO Box 389, Blairstown, NJ 07825.

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Warren Keith DePuy,'71 NWRHS 

70 years of age of Marshalls Creek, PA passed away on March 3, 2023. He was born in Newton, NJ, on September 19, 1952, to James K and Grace May (Baldwin) DePuy. A graduate of NWRHS, he was a star basketball player. After graduation he worked at NWRHS as a custodian for over 30 years. As a loyal sports fan of North Warren Regional High School, he would go to every sporting event games, even traveling for the away games. He was an avid runner. He ran everyday. Everyone in town knew of him from running miles in a day. One of his proudest moments was running the New Jersey Shore marathon in his 40s. He enjoyed listening, playing, and singing music. He taught himself to play the keyboard. He enjoyed every moment of spending time with his grandkids.


He is survived by his son Matthew, wife Brittney, son Kevin, wife Elizabeth, a brother Roger DePuy, wife Tootie, a sister Betty Chase, husband Howard, grandchildren, Private Daniel “Danny” Flavin, Mia, Lincoln and Eli DePuy, 3 nieces and one nephew, Sandy Leggett, Sherri Gifford, Darlene “DeDe” Molnar and Roger DePuy.


A period of visitation will be held from 10AM – 12 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825 with a service at 12PM followed by interment at Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825.


In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made in Warren’s memory to Liza’s House, 1357 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, PA 18038.



( Note: Deceased classmate records were compiled as of 2017.

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Blairstown High School



Doris Hill Osterberg '35

Helen Gaisler Earl '36

Florence Savacool Gouger ’38 

Jennie Uhorchak Black ‘38

Frances M. Newcamp '38 

Clarice Bertholf Bobin '39

Frank Squeri ‘39

Pauline Thomas Cebulka ’39 

Ernest Billow ‘40

Freda M. Cook '40

Howard Mott ‘41 

Olena Jadick '41

Earle Jones ‘42 

Verna VanSyckle Shuster ‘42 

Elizabeth Hezel Johnson ‘42

Vida Trapani Burdge ’42

Elizabeth Crisman Zenock ’42

Elmer T. Stoffels '42

Frederick Belet ’43  

Sophia Szalobryt Silva ’43 

Robert Beegle ‘43

Jean Chamberlain Zanetti ‘43 

Jane Szalobryt ’44 
Victoria Kozimor Perini ‘44

Grace Rich Range ‘44

Doris Chamberlain Bair ‘45 

Alice May Erd '45

Joseph Smolha '45

Doris Burham Weber '45

Dorothy J. Winters '45

Mildred Cowell Kise ‘46 

Gertrude Walker Polhemus ‘46 

Shirley Newbaker McCracken ‘46

Gordon Beegle ’46 

Olga Bailey Guiler ’46

Norma Pennell Hill ’46

Lawrence Vass ‘47

Anne Duimstra Beegle ’47

Virginia Wester Cooke '47

Thelma “Tilly” McPeek,'47

Anna Mae Robertson Raesly ’47 

Mildred Sipley Shaftic '47
Greta Hezel Crisman ‘48

Henry Kozimor ‘48 

Nancy Malon Hickey '48

Blanche Titman Kelly

Anna Mae Cowell Eber 49'

Lorraine Skow Everett '49

George D. Hall '49

M. William Berry '50

Josephine Drake '50

Leon Kot ‘50

Joan Pilewski Cook ‘50

Rhonda Westervelt '50

Mary Burham Hayes '51

Melita Stickle Hurd ‘51 

Lyman Lawson '51

Louise Sprague Lambert ‘52

Donald Meshach ‘52

Shirley Huff Moore ‘52

Michael Joseph Bufis '52

George Fee ‘53 

Carolyn Biles Simonetti '53

Allen Zanetti '53

Margaret Henderson Kernan ‘54 

Bennett Van Der Wal ‘54 

Charles Rowe ‘54

Marcus Drake ’54

Carolyn Litts Elston '54

George William Transue '54

Walter Jones ’55 

Helen Gramberg Winters '55

Joan Roof Clark '56

Howard Cowell ‘56

Jessica Huttick Gately '56

Elaine Bozzuffi Hoover '56 

Robert Walters ’56

Charles Catalano ‘57

Barbara Cramming's '57

Cedric Rhinesmith ’57

Ann Noordenbos Smith '57

Nancy J. (Brown), (Torok), Psyhojos,

Mary Jane Katzenstein Nemeth '58

Duane A. Nolder, Jr. '58

Robert J. Sandberg'58

Diana Shipps Demund '59

Barbara Semken Rydell ’59

Lena Meshach Keyser ‘60

Joseph Murphy '60

Harry K. Rush '60

Carl Darst ‘61 

Frederick Grandin '61

Andrew C. Foley '61

Elizabeth Ann Shotwell '61

Bruce Woodruff ‘61 

Frank "Hank" Cook '62

 Phillip H. Zabowski '62   

Catherine A. Bacon, '63

Fred Brown '63

Michael Pryslak '63

Rebecca Bender '63

Ronald Cook ‘63

Edmund Hagopian ’63

Kathleen Murphy '63

Richard Skow ’63

Wieka DeBoer Dykstra ‘64

Barry W. Rusweiler '64 

Kenneth R. Tims '64

John Klaver ‘65

Raymond Edgar Schwind '65

William Andrew "Andy" Tims '65

Thomas A. Sawyer '65

Marilyn Heitmann Grandin ‘66 

Brenda G. Lenkey Maxman '66

Delmar A. Paul '66

Howard Schwarz ‘67
G. Richard Cook ‘67

Linda Eckrode Tigner ’67

Glenn Barry ’68,

Sara L. Budd '68

Charles Cowell '68

Robert Volpe ’68 
Jon Thomas Cramer ‘68
Gary Barker ‘69

Thomas Bennett '69
Nancy Burdge Drake ‘69

Marlene Bennett Lothian '69

Henry Natyzak '69

Lauren Chianese Cowell ’70 

Elaine Hellwege Hawes '70

Mayme Vivian Nemeth, '70

Gary Neil Sandberg '70

Warren Keith DePuy '71 (NWR)

William M. Reay '71 (NWR)

Robert Karl Andres '72 (NWR)

Carole Chrusz '72 (NWR)

Drexel Simonson '72 (NWR)

Becky Jennings Erd ’73 (NWR)

Linda Schwarz Bisbing’73 (NWR)

Arthur Haney '73 (NWR)

Robert Stout ‘74 (NWR)

Kenneth J. Bertholf, Jr. '74 (NWR)

Onalee Cramer '74 (NWR)

Deborah Louise Wittschiebe '74 (NWR)

Sharon VanAuken Steen, 1975 (NWR)

Thomas Gross, Former Teacher



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