Delia Alejos 

Delia Alejos died Dec. 19. She was 74.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church followed by a private cremation. D

elia is survived by her husband Pedro, children Carmen Lopez, Rafael Troya and Patricia Dajar, seven grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.

Bevina Eclarin 

Bevina Eclarin died suddenly in Vermont on Dec. 13. She was 47.

Born in the Philippines, she lived in Kearny.

Funeral arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by burial in Arlington Cemetery.

Bevina is survived by her husband Mohamed Abassi and their beloved daughter Miriam, her mom Maria along with many siblings in the Philippines. She also leaves behind her loving extended family Preston, Jenn, Parker, Aiden and Reese.

Ronald J. Kaduscwicz Sr. 

Ronald J. Kaduscwicz Sr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 16. He was 58.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison. A funeral Service was held in the funeral home. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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Born in Newark, Ronald was a lifelong Kearny resident. Ronald worked as a roofer for various roofing companies in the Kearny area. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Kearny.

Ronald is survived his devoted children Ronald J. Jr. and his wife Brianne, Nicole Gingerelli and her husband Thomas and Crystal Kaduscwicz. He was the loving grandfather to Thomas, Jason, Alexandra, and Trinity. He is also survived by his dear siblings John, Michael and his wife Kathie, Nancy LoBianco and husband William and Maureen Harris as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

For those desiring, the family requests donations to: American Cancer Society, 986 South Springfield Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081 in memory of Ronald.

John M. Longo

John M. Longo died on Dec. 20 in St. Barnabas Hospital. He was 80.

Born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., he lived in Jersey City before moving to Harrison in 1971.

Arrangements are by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home and entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

John was the owner and cook at J and J Coffee Shop in Newark. He also served in the military during the Korean Conflict.

Husband of Connie (nee Campana), he is also survived by his son and his wife Michael and Nicole Longo and his grandchildren Michael and Alexa. He was predeceased by his brother Sammy.

Bruce E. Matonis 

Bruce E. Matonis entered into eternal rest suddenly, on Sunday, Dec. 14. He was 62.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send an online condolence to the family, please visit

Born in Jersey City, Bruce grew up in Harrison and lived on Warren St. his entire life. He was the owner/operator of Matonis Scrap Metals, Kearny, for 45 years. Bruce was a member of Our Lady of Grace Council #402 Knights of Columbus, Harrison. He was also a Bingo caller for Holy Cross Church, Harrison, for the last 25 years.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Bruce greatly enjoyed the outdoors, especially his summers at the Jersey Shore. He was also very knowledgeable in politics, specifically the history of the U.S. Presidency.

Son of the late Tillie (nee Wenckus) and Peter Matonis, Bruce is survived by his beloved wife, Sue Ellen Matonis (nee Farrow) married 30 years, dear brother, Peter R. Matonis and his wife Janice, loving brother-in-law of Valerie, Richard and James Farrow. He is also survived many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate Mass Intentions from any church in memory of Bruce.

The Observer Staff