Obituaries

Stanley B. Bowell 

Stanley B. Bowell died May 1 at Alaris Health Care in Kearny. He was 75.

Born in Carbondale, Pa., he lived in Cedar Grove and the past two years in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

A prayer service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Stanley was the husband of the late Martha (McCabe) and the late Evelyn (Windler). Father of Colleen Vieira (Dominick), he was the brother of Helen Swan, Mary Getzie, Robert Bowell and the late William Bowell and Lyda Ehler. Also surviving are his grandchildren Christine and Patrick.

Evelyn Rose D’Amore 

Evelyn Rose D’Amore passed away at home on May 2. She was 78.

Born in Austin Heights, Pa., she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Visiting will be on Thursday, May 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, and view a more personal obituary, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Evelyn is survived by her husband Dominick, her son Glenn and his wife Mary Susan and her daughter Dianne and her husband Philip. Sister of Carol Lavery, Vincent Augustitus and the late Elaine Mougel. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kyle and Caroline.

James Fraser 

James Fraser passed away peacefully at home on May 1. He was 93.

Born in West Hartleypool, England, he lived most of his life in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A service was held at the funeral home, followed by burial in Arlington Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and bravely fought on Iwo Jima during his time in the South Pacific. He founded and owned Arlington Scale Company in Kearny. He was a member of the Benstead Senior Center and loved to golf and play tennis. Among his favorite days out were his trips to Atlantic City with his brother Tom. He was a very loving family man.

Devoted husband of Eleanor (nee Lardier), he was the cherished father of Michele Syme (George), Patricia McMahon (William) and Nanette Wagner (Donald) and brother of Louise Eckert and the late Robert, William, Thomas, Albert and Herbert Fraser, Frances Bjorkner and Sally Lygate. He was also predeceased by his cousin Herbert Glendenning.

Also surviving are his loving grandchildren Heather, Bethany, Robert, Devin, Hayley and Michele along with his great-grandchildren Emily, Katherine and Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Kearny Emergency Squad or The American Heart Association.

Donald Galioto 

Donald Galioto, of Kearny, 65, passed away May 3 at Clara Maass. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins. com

Don had been an auto mechanic for many years. He leaves behind his mother May, his wife Christine and son Donald. Brother of Gerard Galioto and Lucille Palmiery, he is also survived by one grandchild, Gaige.

Michael F. Killian 

Michael “Mickey” F. Killian, of Harrison, formerly of Kearny, died peacefully at home on April 29. He was 79.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held Monday at St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by a private cremation.

Mickey was a fun loving family man who will be truly missed. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Malley), he was the father of Deirdre Pires (Adelino), Sheila Sheehy (Martin) and Mary Doris Daley (the late Donald). Brother of Mary Jane Mackaravitz and Jule Gimbel, he is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Compassionate Care Hospice, 66 Mt. Prospect Ave., Clifton.

Jose Enrique Lopez 

Jose Enrique Lopez died May 2 at home. He was 72.

Born in Puerto Rico, he lived in Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jose is survived by his wife Monserrate, his daughters Beatriz Sanfilippo and Maribel Pacheco, many brothers and sisters and his grandchildren Talisa, Isabel, Adrianna, Gabriella and Gianina.

Giovanna Marx 

Giovanna “Jean” Marx died on May 1. She was 85.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www. armitagewiggins.com.

Jean was the wife of the late William and is survived by her children Deborah Kurasz, Donna Dombkowski and William F. Marx, two sisters Marie and Millie, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Georgianna Miles 

Ms. Georgianna Miles, 94, of Kinnelon, passed away on April 27. “Georgie” lived with her daughter Mary and granddaughter Rachael Morrell in Charlotte, N.C., at the time of her passing.

Georgie was born on May 17, 1919, in Browndale, Pa. She lived more than 50 years in Kearny, and spent the last years of her life in Charlotte, N.C.

Georgie loved politics, watching golf and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Georgie is survived by three children, Mary Dermody of Charlotte, Georgianna Hook of Kinnelon and Patrick Dermody of Cranford. Georgie is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Saturday, May 3, at McEwen’s Funeral Service, Charlotte, N.C. Funeral services followed at 12:30 p.m. in the McEwen Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.McEwenPinevilleChapel.com.

Theresa Sadowski 

Theresa Sadowski (nee Kurynkiewicz) died at home on April 29. She was 84.

Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to Manahawkin two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Theresa worked at Hudson Lamp and the RCA. She loved flowers and caring for her garden and plants. She loved to polka dance.

Wife of the late Norbert, she is survived by her son Tony Sadowski and her daughter along with her husband Barbara and Bernie Warnock. She was the grandmother of Denise Pais-Sotelo (Julio), Dana Coleman (Dane), Diane Warnock, Jason Sadowski (Kristen), Chrissy Johnson (Anthony) and the late Danny Warnock. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren Brice, Kyle, Faer, Keala, Kole, Declan and Lily.

Andrew Michael Sheldrick 

Andrew Michael Sheldrick, entered into eternal rest in the arms of his beloved wife on Saturday, May 3. He was 77.

Born in Harrison, he was a lifelong resident. He worked as the head of maintenance for the U.S. Postal Service in Kearny for many years retiring in 2001.

Andrew was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, V.F.W. Post # 1302, West Hudson Marine Corps League Detachment and the Scots American Club, all located in Kearny. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.

Andrew was a soccer referee for many years in his free time. Prior to that he coached, namely with the Thistle F.C., Kearny and the Harrison Recreation.

He was the beloved husband of Martha (nee Gruber) married 46 years, devoted father of Scott (Katie), Sean and Christopher, cherished grandfather of Tayler, Meghan, Colin, Logan, Summer, Zachary, Christopher and Skye. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Viewing hours will be on Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Cremation will be private. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Autism Speaks, care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Andrew.

The Observer Staff