Mike O’Connor

NJIPMS lost a long-standing member this past week. We’re sad to announce that Mike O’Connor passed away on June 24th. A club member since the very early days of NJIPMS in the 1970’s, Mike will be truly missed.

Visitation is Saturday 12 Noon till 200 PM at Fiore Funeral Home, 236 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ  Only 30 people will be allowed in at any one time, and face mask and social distancing required. To leave condolences and for more information, please visit fiorefuneralhomes.com

Kathleen Smith Kabatra Funeral Arrangements

The NJIPMS was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Kathy, Joe Smith’s sister, this past Friday the 8th of November. Joe and his family have the deepest condolences from everyone in NJIPMS.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Route 517, Andover Borough. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Interment will be held in Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta Township at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to O.S.C.A.R (One Step Closer Animal Rescue), PO Box 248, 155 Stanhope Sparta Road, Andover, NJ 07821.

Further information can be found HERE.


Ron Dobrzelecki

We are sad to announce that long-time club member Ron Dobrzelecki passed away this morning. Our deepest sympathies are with Ron’s brother Mike, and the rest of the Dobrzelecki family. As funeral and memorial arrangements are made known to the club, we will post them here.

Keira Quinn

quinnsAs many of you have heard, NJIPMS member Martin Quinn’s daughter Keira lost her battle with cancer earlier today. The viewing for Keira will be on Tuesday, March 15th at Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne NJ. The viewing times will be from 2pm to 4pm and from 7pm to 9pm. The service will be held Wednesday March 16th at 11am at Cornerstone Christian Church in Wyckoff, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Shelter in Keira’s name.

The NJIPMS eBoard, and the rest of the club, give our sincerest condolences to Martin and his family in this unbelievably tough time.