Lantau, Bernard  1959-1976

Bernie lived in Flanders and was scheduled to graduate from Mt. Olive High School in 1977. He passed away as a result of an automobile accident in June, 1976.  His friends remember that he loved sailing. Many of his high school classmates came forward to ensure he was included in this memorial. 
He is missed and loved.
Lederer, Evan H.  1988-2014

Evan graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 2007 and studied criminal justice at CCM before entering the US Navy. He was stationed at  Steins Space Center in Mississippi and worked as a mechanic. He was an avid outdoorsman but also absolutely loved working on engines. He also dedicated time to Missionary work in South America, rural northern NJ and schools in Mississippi. 
Sam Lozirk. 1972-1992

Known as Sam, Sammy, Muel, he worked at Netcong Shop-Rite as a front end cashier & courtesy manager. He had a passion for helping people and earned a scholarship from MOPD. He attended County College of Morris and studied Criminal Justice.  He is remembered as someone who was reaching for his dreams before his life was cut short.
Loschiavo, John   1969-1986

John was killed his senior year at Mt. Olive High School in an automobile crash.  The other driver was convicted of driving while intoxicated. His family and friends continue to educate the public about the dangers of driving after using alcohol with annual events. John was a member of the high school track team. The team dedicated a season in his honor.
Leone, Mari-Jo E.  1978-1997

Mari-Jo attended Mt. Olive High School and graduated in 1996. Her friends ensured that she was included in the Memory Garden. Mari-Jo loved to laugh and spend time with her family. Although she left this Earth too early due to a rare brain tumor, her outgoing nature left an impact on many in her short years.  She is missed.
Loudis, Alyxsondra  1985-1998

Alyxsondra left for heaven when she was only 12 years old. She was a student at Mountain View School in Mt. Olive and a girl scout.  She is missed by her parents and brothers.
Markham, Neal  1965-1988

Neal was an amazingly kind man who had a real love for people, especially the underdog. Neal listened to others carefully and would get to the heart of whatever issue was being discussed. His love of his friends and family were only matched by his love for music and his guitars. His death left a hole in the hearts of those who loved him and were left behind. Taken from this world too early, a mystery survives as to what he could have accomplished and the people whose lives would have been better for knowing him. 
His family and friends miss him everyday 
more than words can say.
McConnell, Ryan Thomas  2003-2013

Mommy & Daddy send their love and hearts daily to Ryan forever remembering their smiling little boy. Ryan is remembered as liking video games, Sponge Bob, & Angry Birds. He enjoyed being outdoors, playing baseball, swimming, and visiting the beach.
McDonald, Keith  1958-1987

Remembered as an intelligent, talented, & witty individual with an intriguing yet entertaining sense of humor, Keith is a remarkable spirit and sorely missed. As a Mt. Olive High School senior in 1976, he played the lead role in the drama program's production of Guys and Dolls.  He graduated from Columbia University thereafter. Those of us who knew and loved Keith have thought about him consistently throughout these years that he has been away from us.
McGrath, Robert M.  1953-1981

Robert moved out of Bronx, NY where he was a student at Lehman College to join his father in Budd Lake only one year before his death. He was a Vietnam War veteran from the US Navy. We thank him for his service & celebrate his life here.
Surnames L-Mc
MacDowell, Darrell R 1983-2007

Darrell left Mt. Olive High School, obtained his GED, & went on to attend college in Florida. He enjoyed country music and worked on computers in his spare time; he was even able to make computers. He was survived by his wife, Renee Peloquin who was also a former Mt. Olive resident, & their daughters, Caylie and Kimber.
McCarthy, Wayne 1957-1988

My good friend, Janet Moroney Jackson (MOHS 1975), told me that Wayne was an incredible tap dancer and vocalist. He performed one-man shows in Chester that she and her mom would never miss. Upon researching his history, I can now see how lucky any audience was to see him perform.  Wayne graduated from MOHS in 1975 and, by 1979, he was cast in the off-Broadway production of "Suddenly the Music Starts" at the AMAS Reperatory Theatre. In December, 1984 the New York Times found his performance in "Brown Sugar" to be incredible. The critic wrote that he and tap dance partner, Mary Slater, could "put on a two person version of the musical 42nd Street in anyone's basement." Wayne was a rare talent and a tremendous loss to Broadway. 

McConnell, Ada Marie 1955-1958

Ada Marie was stricken with a rare blood disorder, Aplastic Anemia.  There is no cure, especially during her lifetime in the 1950's . Today, stem cell and bone marrow transplants and new medicines have improved the survival rate.  It was knowledge of the disease from patients like little Ada Marie that went on to save other lives.