Antoinette Inguaggiato (Toni)
Toni was a gentle soul who never stopped smiling. She was kind to every single person she encountered at the table. She was a member of the extended Spelman and Molisani families who are so dear to us.
Toni passed away on April 25, 2020.
Colin was a 'Football' fanatic (what we call Soccer). He was thrilled when his beloved English Football began to broadcast on American television. The standing of his favorite Football team was his second favorite topic after Bridge at the table. Colin passed away on May 8, 2020.
Bernice played bridge with us for several decades and was a valued member of the community. We enjoyed her stories of her many travels through the years. A memorial service will take place in New Jersey later this summer. In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, contributions in honor of Bernice’s memory can be made to Rutgers College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund or to any charity of your choice. Bernice passed away on May 25, 2020. https://www.forevermissed.com/bernice-stein/about
Bill and his wife, Anne, have been playing at Essex since 2006, regular members in our 99 through 499 games.
Bill had an amazing and prestigious career in aerospace engineering but often brushed aside questions about his accomplishments to talk about the latest triumph of his children or grandchildren. Bill was a gentleman and a gentle man, and he will be sorely missed in our community. Bill passed away on June 21, 2020. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/livingston-nj/william-morgan-9230683
Sumner's love for the Red Sox and disdain for the Yankees always made for lively conversation before a game. In between rounds, Sumner could be found at a side table playing Cribbage with his friend, Dr. Irving Peyser - yes, in between Bridge hands. We will miss his lilting Boston accent. Sumner passed away on August 2, 2020. Here is a pdf of the Eulogy from Irving Peyser. Sumner Eulogy
Dr. Robert Binder was a regular Thursday morning bridge player. He dedicated his professional life to orthodontia. Besides bridge his hobbies included reading history and lots of skiing with the family. He passed away November 4, 2020.
Howard Zimmerman was a frequent afternoon 499 player. After serving in the military, he pursued a career in business. He ended his career running a company with his daughter, Diane. He passed away due to Covid-19 November 4, 2020.
Dr. Milton Landman was a regular Open bridge player until recent years. He was a cardiologist after serving as a captain and battalion surgeon in Italy in WWII where he met his wife who predeceased him in 2010. Sometimes he brought some of the ladies at the bridge club roses from his own garden. He passed away November 21, 2020.
Dr. Arthur Bogart was a regular 299 player, a long-time Livingston resident, and a beloved physician in this community. He served in the Army in World War II and as an Air Force physician during the Korean War.
Arthur always came early to his Bridge games in order to chat with friends, many of whom he played with for over 17 years at our Club. He always brought a cheerful smile and pleasant greeting into the Club, and he was respected and very well like by all of his Bridge friends. He passed away on September 9, 2021
Dr. David Armbruster was a regular Open player for many years at Essex. Dave held a Ph.D. in Chemistry and ran his own consulting firm specializing in UV Chemistry. A man of many, many interests, Dave was a Toastmaster and spent leisure time as a dance host on cruise ships. He counted golf, cooking, and classical music among his passions. He was a Silver Life Master, and enjoyed many friends in the Essex community. He passed away on December 18, 2021
David Cox was a frequent player at Essex along with his wife of 56 years, Betty Cox. He enjoyed travelling, working in his yard, playing computer games with his family and playing bridge. He became a LIfe Master in 2011.. In his working career he was an engineer and project manager. He was devoted to his family. He passed away on February 8, 2022
Jeanine Mancini was a Diamond Life Master who played at Essex for many years. She played with various partners including her beloved son Michael whenever he lived in the same area. She always had a cheerful greeting for all and many jokes on tap. She took some of her personal sunshine with her when she moved to Florida. She passed away on February 13, 2022