We are saddened to report the passing of Lion James Sena, on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Jim was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and then resided in New Providence before settling in Warren 26 years ago.
Jim was a dedicated family man to his wife and daughters. Together they enjoyed travel, sports, the outdoors, and basic time together. He loved dining out while enjoying a good bottle of wine, golfing, and his weekly fitness program. He was an amateur photographer and an avid football fan and never missed a Green Bay Packers game.
After 25 years in investment banking, Jim spent the last 15 years of his career as a Personal Financial Planner with Allied Wealth Partners helping individuals, families, and small business owners.
Jim also gave his time to the community as a past member of the Warren Board of Education. He coached a WBSI rec softball team after learning the league couldn't find enough coaches, even though his daughters were older and no longer playing recreation softball.
Jim embodied the Lion motto "we serve" by volunteering his time as a member of the Lions Club. He most recently participated in the Lions Bridges food delivery runs and Thanksgiving baskets packing event. He was leading the launch of the Warren Lions very first Kentucky Derby social, describing the race as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”
We are very proud that Jim was a member of our Warren Lions Club. May he rest in eternal peace.
William “Mac” McLawhorn, 93, of Ashburn, Va., formerly of Warren Township, passed away of Monday, March 18, 2013.
Born on April 8, 1919 to Ida Sue and Alex McLawhorn, he was the younger brother of four sisters, Nina, Madeline, Louvenia and Mabel.
Mr. McLawhorn was an Eastern Airlines pilot for 35 years. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he served during World War II as a lieutenant in the 8th U.S. Air Force, 351st Bomber Group.
He was an active member of Union Village United Methodist Church, the Watchung Hills Elks Lodge, the American Legion, the Boy Scout Council, and President of the Lions Club of Warren Township, which honored him with a Lifetime Membership.
Mr. McLawhorn and his wife of 68 years, Helen, were blessed with three children, Linda Rae, the late Ronald Gene, and Vikki Lynn. He is also survived by his six granddaughters, Jennifer, Jessica, Sarah, Sheila Reagan, Vikki and Wendy.
Born at the family homestead on Mount Horeb Road, Frank Salvato was a lifelong resident of Warren Twp. A first generation American, his parents both immigrated from Italy.
Mr. Salvato owned and operated the family dairy farm on Mountain Blvd. for over forty years. In the early days, he delivered Salvato’s milk and cheese throughout the township and surrounding area. In later years, he owned and operated the Rainbow Motel on Route 22 in Green Brook as well as buying and selling real estate.
Throughout his life, he was a farmer at heart. Up until recently, he continued to raise beef cattle and chickens and sold fresh eggs to his neighbors and residents of Warren.
Mr. Salvato was believed to have the longest record of public service in the state of New Jersey. He served over 60 years of public service in Warren Township as mayor for five terms, committeeman for the past eleven terms totaling 33 years, chairman of the Board of Adjustment for two years.
He served on various committees including the Board of Health, Planning Board, Recreation, Police, Roads, Finance, Environment and Senior Citizens. In addition, he was a 50-year Charter member of the Warren Twp. Lions Club and served on the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education for 27 years, president of the Board of Education for seven years and Vice President for seven years.
He was recognized and honored for his lifelong community service and was elected to the North Plainfield Hall of Fame in 2006, class of 1933 and the Watchung Hills Regional High School Hall of Fame in 2008. He received the Warren Township Lions Club man of the year distinguished service award and president’s award. Frank was a founding member of the Warren Township Lions Club.
Further, the Warren Township Committee recognized him by designating 24 Mount Horeb Road as the "Frank W. Salvato Nature Preserve". The community ball fields were named in his honor. He received a proclamation from the State of NJ for community service in 2006 and he was Grand Marshall at the Warren Township 200 year anniversary parade.
Surviving are his second wife Aldona Salvato of Warren Township; his three children, Stuart Salvato of Tennessee, Hope Jean Dolan of Lebanon and Frank Salvato Jr. of Virginia; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren residing in New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia. He is also survived by a longtime friend and associate Marjorie Schwetz.
Otto C. Barth, 84, of Coatesville, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Brandywine Hospital, Coatesville. Born in Newark, Mr. Barth lived in Warren Township before moving to Coatesville. He was a network engineer for New Jersey Bell Telephone, where he worked for 42 years before retiring. Mr. Barth served with the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Barth was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8352, in the Toms River section of Dover Township. Mr. Barth was a past president and life member of the Lions Club of Toms River. He was also past district governor of Lions Club District 16D of Warren Township. He also belonged to the Elks Lodge 2552, Warren Township.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jennie Bosshardt Barth of Coatesville; his daughter, Patricia R. Hodge of Coatesville; his son, Dennis C. Barth of Clinton; his four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Angelo L. Tomaso
A former president of the Warren Township Lions Club (1956-57), he compiled a 44 years' perfect attendance record and was a Key Member. He was a zone chairman, cabinet secretary/treasurer and District Governor. He held the highest position achieved by Club members as an International Director from 1966 to 1968. Lion Strub was a Marine veteran of World War II, participating in the battle of Iwo Jima as well as Saipan and Tinian. He had served on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Eye Bank. The treasurer of an electronics firm, he received his education at Rutgers University. He passed in 2001.