Obituaries

Eleanor S. Cowburn

Eleanor S. Cowburn (nee Scott), of Kearny, died at home on Jan. 23. She was 98.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Burial will take place in Arlington Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Eleanor was married to Carl H. Booth Jr., who was killed in World War II. After the war, she met and married Frederick F. Cowburn, who was also a decorated war veteran. Fred died in 1999 on their 52nd wedding anniversary.

Mother of Ellen L. Goodlad and Jean C. Cowburn (Giuliano), she is the sister of the late Ruth Hammer and grandmother of Marcy Fisher (Bernie) and Kerry Goodlad Roberts (Jeff). Also surviving are her grandchildren Tyler, Kylie and Casey and her devoted caregivers Rosa Ortiz and Rosa Corrales. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Catherine McClelland

Catherine McClelland (nee Cowan) died at home on Jan. 20. She was 90.

Born in Hamilton, Scotland, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Lakewood. She lived the past two years in Kenvil. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

During World War II, Catherine proudly served in the Wrens (Women’s Royal Naval Service) while living in Scotland. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Wife of the late John Lindsay McClelland (for 64 years), she is survived by her children and their spouses Arthur and Patti McClelland, Mary Buist (the late Bill) and Jean and Rich Bartholomew. She was the grandmother of Ian Mc- Clelland, Billy and Amy Buist and Richard, Lindsay and Kate Bartholomew. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Madelyn, Gracie, Camerynne and John.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Summit Speech School in New Providence www.summitspeech.org.

George Parker

George Parker, 48, of Utica and formerly of Newark, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19.

He was born May 20, 1965 in Newark, a son of the late Arthur and Barbara (Sweet) Parker. George was educated in New Jersey schools.

Surviving are his daughters, Nicole Payne and Danielle Matos both of Kearny; sisters, Diane (Tim) Howard, Utica and Nancy Parker; grandchildren, Natalia, Jacqueline, Luis, Katrina, David, Diana and Danara and several nieces, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Jean Parker and brother, Arthur Parker.

Arrangements were by the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams and Edmunds Funeral Homes, 1123 Court at York Streets, Utica.

Online expressions of sympathy please go to www.dimblebyfriedelfuneralhomes.com.

Margaret Pidgeon

Mrs. Margaret Pidgeon, a lifelong Kearny resident, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at home. She was 95.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Church in Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny (condonfuneralhome.com).

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Daniel P. Pidgeon (2000) and is survived by her children Daniel (Mary), Patricia (John) Hogan and Paul Pidgeon; a sister, Anna Riley and her grandchildren, Daniel and David Pidgeon, John, Kevin and Daniel Hogan and Amy Horton. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren.

The Observer Staff