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Obituaries: Kevin L. Herron, Thomas E. Ekberg

Funeral information on two Basking Ridge residents.

Editor's Note: The following information was taken from the Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home website: 

Funeral and obituary information for Kevin L. Herron
Home: Basking Ridge, N.J.   
Place of Birth: Queens, N.Y.
Date of Death: November 28, 2011   
Birthdate: August 14, 1991
Age: 20
Mass Service: Saturday, December 3, 2011, 11 a.m., 184 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J.
Visitation: Friday, December 2, 2011, 4 to 8 p.m., only at St. James Church, Basking Ridge, N.J.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge, N.J.
Biography: Kevin Lynch Herron, age 20, of Basking Ridge, N.J., passed away on November 28, 2011.

Kevin graduated from in 2010 and was a student at Raritan Valley Community College. Kevin participated in baseball, football, and wrestling while attending Ridge HS. Kevin was actively involved in the local Catholic community, participating as an altar server at St. James RC Church for over five years and was a leader in the local Christian Youth Ministry.

Kevin also visited Ghana, Africa and New Orleans on humanitarian aid trips.

Kevin is survived by his mother and father, Jane and Dan Herron of Basking Ridge, a newborn son, as well as seven siblings: Colin, Liam Benedict, Frank, Mary, Siobhan, Eoin and Conall ("Fin"), all of Basking Ridge. Kevin is also survived by his grandparents, Dennis and Regina Boyle of Basking Ridge, and George and Jo Herron of Valley Stream, N.Y., along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews living in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and New Hampshire.

In lieu of flowers please send any donations in Kevin's name to St. James Roman Catholic Church, Social Concerns Fund, P.O. Box 310, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920.

Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on December 3, 2011, 11 a.m. at St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J. Visitation will be held at the Church on December 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.. For further information please contact Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home (908) 766-0250 or visit www.gcfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Information for Thomas E. Ekberg
Home: Basking Ridge, N.J.
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL.
Date of Death: November 28, 2011
Birthdate: July 30, 1991
Age: 20
Mass Service: Saturday, December 3, 2011 1:00 PM St. James Church, Basking Ridge, N.J.
Visitation: Friday, December 2, 2011 6 to 8 p.m., only at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J.
Interment: Somerset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Basking Ridge, N.J.

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