Sunshine Notes


Anita E. Norris  ( September 14, 1945 - January 17, 2018 )


Jefferson Twp.:  Anita E. Norris passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital.  She was 72 years of age.  Anita was born in Tampa, FL and lived her entire life in the Lake Shawnee section of Jefferson Twp.

Ms. Norris graduated from Wilmington College in Ohio and received her Master’s in Biology from NJIT, New Brunswick Campus.  After graduation, she worked for Drew Chemical in Boonton.  She also worked for many years at Exxon of Florham Park and later was a subcontractor, concerned with water quality for the surrounding towns in Morris County.

Anita was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley and the Lake Hopatcong Historical Society.  She loved lighthouses and visited many of them along the eastern seaboard of the USA.  Anita was also a board member of the Canal Society of New Jersey.

Predeceased by her parents, Chester I. Norris and Dorothy E. (nee Dougal) as well as her brother, Charles.

Survived by her brother Robert and wife Nancy of Plano, TX.

Two nephews:  Jonathan Norris and wife Lea of Madison, AL and their children Mikaela and Jaxon.  Christopher Norris and wife Brook of Plano, TX.


Visitation will be held 1-3pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St, Wharton.

A funeral service will be held 10am on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park, E. Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anita’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley, 635 Berkshire Valley Rd., Wharton, NJ 07885 would be appreciated.

William Frank Jr.

83, of Glenside, PA passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Bill was the widower of Lois Geilfuss and the loving father of William F. Geilfuss III (Theresa), Merritt and the late David (survived by Marta), and the devoted grandfather of Billy and Marta Mackenzie. Bill is also survived by his life partner Katie Moser and his best friend John Myers and brother of the late Dorothy Bach and Helen Collins. He was a volunteer fire fighter for 60 years and a lifelong Light House lover. Family will receive relatives and friends from 12-1 P.M. and Religious Service 1 P.M. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at JOSEPH J. McGOLDRICK FUNERAL HOME 507 West Ave., Jenkintown, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maine Light-house Museum, P.O. Box 1116, Rockland, ME 04841 or Even-Blitz American Legion Post #922 Spruce Cabin Rd. Canadensis, PA 18325. Interment private. Condolences may be made at 

Published on on Dec. 12, 2017

 It should also be noted that Bill was the vice president and board member of Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers and Friends Association (DBLHKFA).  You can see his pictures on the Beam photo contest finalists 2013.

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