Hospital Employees Donate Coats

RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway employees purchased 25 children’s coats for families at Plainfield-based Homefirst, an emergency shelter that also provides temporary and permanent housing.

Phillip Schepis, Jr., 56

Phillip Schepis, Jr., 56, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly Rahway, died Wednesday, Dec. 8. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 12, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N.E. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, Mo. Funeral service to follow at 5:30 p.m.

International Students Enjoy Holiday Lunch

EDISON — International students enrolled at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison enjoyed a holiday luncheon with members of the Admission of Office, the Upper School Head Rhona Eserner, and Head of School Andrew Webster on the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 6.

Hospital Employees Donate Toys

RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway employees purchased toys and children’s clothing to donate to 15 families at the P.A.L.S. Program of the YWCA of Union County, a domestic violence shelter.

Writer’s Block: Kris And Chris

I am determined to enjoy this holiday season even if it kills me. So while at the mall recently, I decided to take a little break from shopping because I was making pretty good progress getting through my naughty and nice list.