Category Archives: General

Memorial for David B. Ferguson

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The memorial service for Dave Ferguson will be held on November 18, 2018, at 2PM, at the Denville United Methodist Community Church, 190 Diamond Spring Road Denville, NJ under the direction of Norman Dean Home for Services. The obituary can be viewed here:

Lake Maintenance Committee Meeting

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There will be a Lake Maintenance Committee Meeting on Saturday July 7th at 1pm in the community house.

Holiday Recycling Reminder

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Don’t forget that recycling won’t be picked up on Wednesday this week due to the holiday.  The town is coming on Saturday, July 7th for recycling pickup.

Brush Pickup

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As you prepare for work weekend and opening your camp for the summer you should know that Margaret B. has arranged for the town to do a brush pickup for us. So, if you wish to take advantage of this, the brush needs to be no longer than 6ft in length, not exceed 4 inches in diameter, and placed at the side of the road in manageable piles with stick ends facing in one direction.
-Rick P.

Temporary Closure During Milling/Paving on Estling Lake Rd

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Tomorrow (Tue 5/15) a company will be milling the road west of the RR tracks. This will occur around 11 am. Then the next day (Wed 5/16) they will be paving around the same time. During this time vehicles will not be able to pass.

Garbage and Recycling Pickup Schedule

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While the water may be delayed a week, garbage pickup will begin as of Monday, April 16th. Throughout April and May, pickup will be once a week on Monday. In June, July, and August, garbage will be picked up twice a week on Monday and Thursday. Dates for bulk pickup and the dumpster will be coming out soon. Recycling will be picked up every other Wednesday starting April 25th. You can see Denville’s recycling schedule for the year here:
Note that for July 4th, the pickup is being moved to Saturday July 7th.


Reverend David P. Focht

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Reverend David P. Focht, a retired United Church of Christ (UCC) Pastor and resident of Allentown, PA, died Saturday, March 11 after a brief illness. Reverend Focht was born June 25, 1935 in Allentown, PA. He graduated from Allentown High School in 1953 and Franklin and Marshall College in 1959. He married Eleanor Elaine Tomlinson of Van Wert, OH in 1964. Reverend Focht earned his Masters Degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1966 and was subsequently ordained at Emmanuel UCC Allentown in 1966. Reverend Focht served as Pastor of St. Paul’s UCC in Kutztown, PA for 26 years until his retirement from the ministry in 1999. Reverend Focht is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eleanor; his son and daughter-in-law Eric and Monica Focht of Wharton, NJ; his son and daughter-in-law Brian and Laura Focht of Westerville, OH and 2 granddaughters Brittany and Alyssa Focht.

Reverend Focht’s funeral service is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Emmanuel UCC Allentown on 1547 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104. The viewing will begin at 10am with the funeral services starting at 11am. He will be laid to rest in Hope Cemetery Mausoleum in Kutztown, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Emmanuel UCC (

James B. Galbraith, Jr.

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Lynn Livingston’s father passed away this past Sunday.  We extend sincere condolences to Lynn and her family.  There will be a memorial service this Saturday at 3 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown.

Memorial donations in Jim Galbraith’s memory may be made to The Morris Educational Foundation, c/o James B. Galbraith, Jr. Scholarship, 50 Early Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, or to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.

His obituary can be viewed at

Nicholas “Nick” Allen Valentino Obituary and Viewing

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Nicholas “Nick” Allen Valentino, of Denville, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was 23 years young.

Public Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29th from 4 – 8 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Funeral Service will begin at 7:30 pm. Memorial Donations can be made in Nick’s memory to the ASPCA by way of Please leave a condolence and special memory for his family.


Sad News – Mary Gabrielli and Nick Valentino

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Please keep our Estling family in your prayers during this holiday season.  Wayne T. shared with me that Mary Gabrielli passed away Saturday morning.  At this time, there are no plans for a service or funeral. And from Rick P.: “With great sadness I write to inform you of Nicholas Valentino’s tragic death. Our heart-felt sympathies to Kit and her family.   Funeral arrangements will be announced early next week. ”

I’ll share details as they become available.