Obituaries

Angelo Buttiglieri

Private arrangements for Angelo Buttiglieri were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

Mr. Buttiglieri, a former Hudson County resident, died Feb. 18 in Jacksonville, Fla. Angelo was a self-employed retail salesman for many years in Jersey City. He was a World War II veteran. His burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Richard A. Gelcius

Sr. Richard A. Gelcius Sr., 77, of Kearny, died on Feb. 22 at home.

Visiting will be at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Gelcius was in shipping and receiving with Chrysler Corporation, Tappan, N.Y., for 42 years, retiring in 2008. He served in the United States Army Reserve and was a member of UAW Local 3039, Tappan, N.Y.

He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Lucille Pankiewicz Gelcius; father of of Johanna Gelcius and the late Richard Gelcius Jr. ; brother of Marianne Cassidy, Barbara Rokas and Theresa Bilaitis; and and grandfather of Sabastian Shaw and James Gelcius.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Raptor Trust, 1390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, N.J. 07946 www.info@theraptortrust.org would be appreciated.

Thomas Hanley

Thomas Hanley, 87, died Feb. 22 at his home in North Arlington.

Born in Harrison, he lived in North Arlington for the past 46 years. He was an avid bowler, a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council 3428, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a partner in Organization Services in North Arlington for the past 21 years. Previously, he worked as a draftsman for the Westinghouse Corporation in Newark for 32 years before his retirement in 1976.

He is the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Peck), the adored father of Kathleen Adamczyk and her husband Paul of North Arlington, Patricia Hanley of North Arlington, Thomas Hanley and his wife Martie of Lavalette, Marianne Carney and her husband Keith of Pequannock, Paul Hanley of Iowa, and the loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Tuesday, Feb. 25, with a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, The entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Donations in his memory may be made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

James Heinz

James Heinz, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 20. He was 49.

James was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He graduated from Harrison High School in 1982 and worked as a computer programmer in New York City for the last 20 years. An avid drummer, he played in several bands throughout the New York City area.

Predeceased by his parents, James and Rosalie (nee Bilotti) Heinz, he is survived by his uncle, Sam Bilotti.

A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. Funeral services are under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Cross Church, 16 Church Square, Harrison, NJ 07029 in loving memory of James.

Charles McBride

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Charles J. McBride, 83, died on Feb. 18 at his home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Charlie was born in Harrison and raised in Newark. He has lived in Kearny for the last 44 years.

Mr. McBride was a signal supervisor for NJ Transit. Prior, he worked in the same capacity for Conrail and before that the Erie-Lackawanna Railway. He worked for 41 retiring in 1998.

He is survived by his son Charles P. and his wife Patricia (Stotz) McBride and his beloved grandchildren Charles “C.J.” and Mallory McBride. Charlie also leaves behind two brothers Raymond and Robert.

He was predeceased by his wife Sharon (McPhail) McBride, parents Charles P. and Louise C. (Conroy) McBride and siblings Veronica, Jerome, Ralph, Gene and Thomas.

“Pop-Pop Charlie” as he was affectionately referred to by many in Kearny will be deeply missed. Residents could always count on seeing him at youth sporting events or in Dina’s Cafe enjoying a cup of coffee.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).

Antoinette Pendlebury

Antoinette Pendlebury, 89, of Ormond Beach, Fla,, and formerly of Kearny, passed away Feb. 12.

Mrs. Pendlebury was a devoted and loving wife to the late John Pendlebury. She is survived by her children, Thomas and Marianne Pendlebury, John and Deborah Pendlebury, Mary and Keith Lewis, Michael and Vonda Pendlebury, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Our Annie loved the Jersey Shore, cooking enormous meals for her family and the occasional jaunt to Atlantic City. Her sense of humor and love of a good story will always be remembered. But mostly, we will remember how much she loved her family. Ann was laid to rest beside her husband, on Feb 14 in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Gladys Tubens

Gladys Tubens, 60, passed away on Feb. 21.

Born in Lima, Peru, she immigrated to Kearny 20 years ago.

She is survived by her companion Enrique Brazo; her seven children Jesus, Gladys, Celena, Karina, Cinthia Cordova and Milagros De La Rosa and Miguel Calderon. Also surviving are eight grandchildren Samantha, Aaron, Kamille, Santos, Sebastian, Alexandra, Kate and Aurelio.

Arrangements were handled by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny.

The Observer Staff