Regina Kowalski Dansker
Juilliard Graduate, Retired Music Teacher
Regina Kowalski Dansker, 87, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Aug.19.
The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Tuesday starting at 9:30 a.m. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Born in Jersey City to the late Marion and Kamila Kowalski, Regina was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She graduated from Harrison High School, Montclair State College (1952) and the Juilliard School of Music (1947). Over the years Regina sang at many services held in churches and temples. Besides having a beautiful soprano voice, Regina also played the piano and violin. She taught vocal and instrumental music in the Chatham School district for over 30 years where she was affectionately known as “Miss K”. Regina was a kind, generous person who loved animals and donated to many charities. She will be greatly missed.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Herman Dansker, her brothers Anthony, Bernard, Marion and Henry Kowalski, she is survived by her nephews and nieces, Gregory Kowalski and his wife Inez, Constance McDonough and her husband Raymond, Mark Kowalski and his wife Laure, Bernard Kowalski and his wife Shawn, Kenneth Kowalski and his wife Joanne, John Kowalski and Jean Vogt and her husband Gary. Regina is also survived by her great-nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bergen County Animal Shelter, or your local animal shelter or rescue in care of the funeral home in loving memory of Regina.
Elizabeth Grace Dittmyre
Elizabeth Grace Dittmyre, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 18.
Elizabeth was born Aug. 13, 1930, to William McDowall and Elizabeth Logan McDowall in Kearny.
Elizabeth was a devoted wife and mother. She worked for local doctors in Kearny where she and her husband Harry raised their family. She lovingly crocheted blankets for many newborn babies in the community.
In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Harry Dittmyre, and two sons William and Robert Dittmyre. Survivors include her son Bruce Dittmyre (Jilla), daughter Laurie Bonilla (Carlos), grandchildren Christine, John and Lauren, and a sister-in-law, Selina Wait (George).
Arrangements were by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C. A funeral service was held on Aug. 22 at Hayworth- Miller Silas Creek Chapel with James Beatty and Jerry Isaacs officiating. A private graveside service was held on Aug. 23 at Parklawn Memorial Park, Winston-Salem. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Missionaries in Many Lands, CMML, Inc., P.O. Box 13, Spring Lake, N.J. 07762- 0013 or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Thomas E. Leach
Thomas E. Leach, of Kearny, died on Aug. 20 at home. He was 67.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www. armitagewiggins.com.
Tom, unfortunately, was afflicted with a skin condition called Neurofibromatosis. He never let this interfere with his life. He confidently lived his life with dignity. He worked at The Good Will in Harrison and prior to that worked at Macy’s in Newark.
He is survived by his loving family, brothers Joseph Leach and Robert Norman Leach and his sister Claudia Leach, 11 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews, along with his Calvary Chapel family here in Kearny. His sister Theresa Faull predeceased him.
If you care to make a memorial contribution, please consider Calvary Chapel, c/o the funeral home.
Roberto Sanz, beloved husband of Maria Elena (nee DeArmas), died Aug. 21 in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. He was 83. Born in Cuba, he lived in Kearny for 30 years.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Aug. 24 in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Sal Viscuso, of Kearny, passed away on Aug. 23 just weeks away from his 99th birthday celebration.
Visiting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 27, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, and the group will leave at 11:30 a.m. for Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel for the funeral service. Entombment, with his beloved wife Fae, will follow. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Sal, a prominent Kearny realtor, owned Mid Realty for many years. He was past president of The Arlington Board of Realtors, The Optimist Club and The Lyons Club, of which he was also a founding member. He was also a member of The Holy Name Society at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny.
Sal was predeceased by the love of his life, Fae (nee Lacara), and is survived by his children and their spouses, Dr. Ronald Viscuso (Kim) and Dr. Nancy Hudanich (Jim), and was the grandfather of Cara Tozour (Tom), Lara Viscuso, Marc Viscuso, esq. (Angie), Dr. Ronald Hudanich (Lori), Micol Viscuso, Elissa Troisi and Jackie Troisi. Also surviving are nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Wounded Warriors Project.