Obituaries for July 27, 2016

Robert St. John

Robert (Bobby) St. John, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of East Newark, died July 11, at Orlando Health Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

He was 57.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Son of the late Elsie and Harry St. John, Robert was the beloved father of Robert and Shane. He is also survived by siblings Tony Bonicioli (Betty), Julie Pillsbury, Prudence DiBlasio (Robert), Darlene, Debra Ricigliano (William), Gerald (Caron), Julie Apa (predeceased Leonard), Fredrick, Tina Bialt (Bernard), Predeceased Harry (Debbie), Michael, Denise and Elise Ferreira (Arthur). He was an adored uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

A military honors ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 5, at 11 a.m., at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

To share memories or to leave condolences, visit www.acommunityfuneralhome.com.

Rose Di Pasquale

Rose Di Pasquale (nee Ross), 96, formerly of Oakhurst and North Arlington, died July 22, surrounded by her family. 

Visiting will be at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Tuesday, July 26, from 2 to 7 p.m. Services will be at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Cremation will be private.

Born Rose Marie Ross in Newark, she was raised in Newark and Belleville. Rose married John Di Pasquale in 1942 and after they were married, John left for the South Pacific for two and a half years to serve his country.

John, a World War II veteran, died on the same date as his beloved Rose 21 years prior. Now, these wartime sweethearts will be together again.  

Mrs. Di Pasquale was employed by Tiffany & Company and ADP for many years.

While residing in North Arlington, Rose’s husband John was very active as a football coach and trainer at Queen of Peace High School and Rose always had time to host Sunday dinners at her home after the football games for the players and family while making all feel welcome on Melrose Ave. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Rose was the mother of John and Marlene Di Pasquale of Kearny and Bonnie and Vincent Cerminaro of Florence in Burlington County.  Grandmother of Marlaina Melker, John A. Di Pasquale, Michele Hunt and Michael Cerminaro, she was also the sister of Ann Melillo. She was the aunt of Eloise and sister-in-law of Fred Di Pasquale, who is 102 years young. She was also the great-grandmother of six great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.

Rose and her husband John had many close friends, for as their grandchildren would always say, “Grandma and Grandpa are the nicest people in the world.”

Donald James Joseph Warhola

Donald James Joseph Warhola, 68, died Wednesday, July 20, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, S.C.

Born in New Jersey on July 11, 1948, he was the son of the late Stephen Warhola and the late Kathryn Kerrigan Warhola. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Driver Harris in Harrison, and retired from Electrolux after many years of service to both. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anderson, S.C.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Wheeler Warhola; a son, Tyler Jarrett Warhola (Amber Boiter), of Anderson, S.C.; a daughter, Sarah Kathryn Davis (Connor), of Anderson, S.C.; a brother, Steve Warhola (Jeanie), of Peckville, Pa.; three grandchildren, Ashton Ryleigh Warhola, Adaleigh Rose Warhola and Violet Rayne Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Warhola.

The funeral service was at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anderson, S.C., on Saturday, July 23, with the Rev. Richard Ficek officiating. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Veteran’s Mausoleum in South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

The Observer Staff