Hertha Emma Kilcommons, 92, of Chatham, New Jersey passed away on Thursday, August 01, 2019 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Hertha was born on July 27, 1927 in Orange, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Hertha (nee Bussmann) Katzinski. Hertha and her husband Maurice raised their family in South Orange until retirement. and resided in Island Heights, NJ before moving to Chatham, NJ.
She was a lover of nature, especially the beach. An adventurous and creative spirit, she and he husband criss-crossed the country in their RV together. She wrote poetry and was an accomplished seamstress. Hertha was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church and an ambassador at Juniper Village for new residents.
Hertha was predeceased by her beloved husband, Maurice J. Kilcommons in 1999. She was the loving mother of Susan Kilcommons, Maura Kilcommons, Thomas Kilcommons, Jayne Zubko (Joseph), Daniel Kilcommons, Shawn Kilcommons, and Peter Kilcommons (Samuel Hamilton) and cherished grandmother of Joseph, Alex, Liam, Dallan and Oona. Hertha was also predeceased by her sisters Helen Carswell and Linda Jacobs.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hertha’s name to The Great Swamp Watershed, P.O. Box 300, New Vernon, NJ 07976.