Obituaries

John R. Hodnett Sr.

John R. Hodnett Sr. died Nov. 28 in Fort Laurderdale, Fla., He was 87.

Born in Jersey City, he lived many years in Kearny and the past five years in Pompano Beach.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. (www.armitagewiggins.com)

Mr. Hodnett was a coowner of Bibb’s Auto Parts in Kearny.

Husband of the late Christine (nee Pantozzi) he is survived by his children John «Jack», Patrick, Michael and James Hodnett and Linda Reilly. Also surviving are his grandchildren Candace, Jody, Jessica, Kyla, James, Alyssa, James and Colleen.

Michael J. Tallent 

Michael J. Tallent, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Born in Kearny, he was a lifelong Harrison resident. He was employed as a time keeper in the payroll department of Worthington/Ingersoll Rand in Harrison for five years before retiring in 1993. Previously, he worked as a bartender at Dunphy’s Bar in Harrison for many years.

Michael was a member of the Elks Club of Harrison and the Holy Cross Church Honor Society.

He was the beloved son of the late Mary (nee Murray ) and James Tallent, the dear brother of James “Sonny” Tallent and the late Alice Aquino; and the cherished uncle of Anthony and John Aquino, Maureen Rogers, James Jr. , Stephen and Sharon Tallent.

Arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

The Observer Staff