In Memoriam


                Philip Nathan Bolles

                                                                        Livingston, New Jersey


Philip N. Bolles of Livingston NJ, church deacon and elder, 94, served on Irvington PAL board of directors.


 Philip N. Bolles, 94, of Livingston, NJ, died February 26, 2007, in Saint Barnabas Medical Center.  The funeral service is in Restland Memorial Park Chapel, Deforest Avenue, East Hanover, on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Visiting is in the Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Avenue (at Eagle Rock Avenue), Roseland, on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Born in Newark, Mr. Bolles lived in Irvington, and then Livingston for the last 30 years. He was the husband of the late Mildred E. (nee Mason) Bolles, and father of Diane Croft and Robert Bolles.  He was grandfather to John, Donald, Michael and Robert Stonaker, Linda Cignarella, Carol Petro and Debra Canta, and eight great- grandchildren.




He was educated at Stony Brook Prep School on Long Island, where he was a three-varsity letterman for football, track and baseball.

He met his wife of 50 years while working at Firemenís Insurance Co., and worked at his familyís restaurant, Chris Chophouse in Newark.  He was an avid fan of the original Newark Bears. 

During the war, he worked in the Federal Shipyard for ITT building destroyers.  He worked at Reisinger Oxygen Service, and retired in 1989 after 35 years.

He served on various community organizations, including the board of directors of PAL in Irvington, and was a past president and executive board member of the Northern New Jersey Muscular Dystrophy Association.

He was a deacon and elder of the Second Reformed Church of Irvington, a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge 1154 in South Orange, and the Bolles Family Association, where he was a 10th generation descendant of Joseph Bolles of Wells, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 Published in the Star-Ledger on 2/27/2007