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Chester Anthony Chinsky

Chester (“Chet”) Anthony Chinsky, age 89, died in Ponte Verde Beach, Fla., on June 11 after a brief illness.

Mr. Chinsky was born in 1923 in Dickson City, Pa., to Anthony and Tillie (Yarosh) Ciensczyk. He graduated from Dickson City High School and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was married for 50 years to Leona (Gombka) who predeceased him.

Mr. Chinsky, a successful businessman, lived for most of his life in Harrison. He was a lifelong entrepreneur, and over the course of his career owned a variety of businesses, including a delicatessen, apartment building, cocktail lounge and trucking company. He retired in 1985 at which time he and his wife bought a Winnebago and traveled throughout the United States.

Mr. Chinsky was an active member of St. Casmir’s Polish National Catholic Church, where he devoted much time to that parish’s endeavors. Over the years, he shared his energy and expertise with multiple committees. He was a member of the Young Men’s Society of the Resurrection and served as the parish’s treasurer for many years. He enjoyed bowling in the church league and participating in their tournaments.

Mr. Chinsky belonged to the Masons, the Elks and the American Legion. Chet was a crossword puzzle enthusiast and an avid fan of the Oakland Athletics. He was bilingual, being fluent in Polish.

Chet was a man who respected the value of education and one of his greatest sources of pride was that he sent all three of his children to college. He will be remembered as a man of great strengths: his solid family values; the care he gave to his wife throughout her lingering illness; and his generosity to his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Chinsky is survived by his daughters Christine Smith (Richard) and Barbara Reilly (Bill); his son Chester S. Chinsky (Deborah Mullens); his grandchildren Abigail Smith, Bryan Smith, Will Reilly (Liz Paulk), Alexandra Altman (James), and Samantha Chinsky; and his two sisters, Florence Peters and Frances Novak. At the time of his death, Chet was residing with his daughter, Barbara, in Ponte Verde Beach, Fla.

Mr. Chinsky was predeceased by his wife, Lee; his granddaughter, Margaret Reilly; and his brother, Frank Ciensczyk.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Harry Fitzsimmons

Harry Fitzsimmons, 75, a longtime resident of Harrison and Kearny, passed away on Sunday, June 10.

Harry and his wife of 37 years, Marion (nee Fulda) retired and relocated to Delray Beach, Fla. in 1996.

Harry is survived by his wife, Marion and five biological children Susan Niedzinksi (Paul), Doug, Jim (Judi), Stephen (Lisa) and Kelly Segrave (Rich); two step-children Michael Pace (Sara), and Michelle Pace; his brothers Thomas and Bill (Rosemary); 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Harry was a longtime member of the Harrison Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

Harry will be missed by all who knew him – RIP Harry.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at the Harrison Elks Club, from 6 to 9 p.m. You are welcome to come and share your memories of him.

Joseph N. Fuino

Joseph N. Fuino, 86, made his transition into heaven on June 15. Waiting for him with open arms were his wife Gilda, parents, brothers, sisters, friends and family who have gone before him.

Arrangements were by Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, A funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Joe was born in Harrison, where he lived most of his life; the last few years, he resided at the VA Home of Paramus, where he was well taken care of. Joe served in the U.S. Army as Private First Class from 1943- 1946; Joe, fondly known as “Joe the Mailman,” was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Harrison for 35 years, before retiring in 1983; he was very active in St. Anthony’s Church and the community. Joe’s greatest joy was his family; he was an incredible husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was truly a family man.

Joe was predeceased by his wife Gilda; parents, and several brothers and sisters. Joe is survived by his son Joseph and his wife, Debbie; daughter Michele Wojciechowski and her husband Ray; his grandchildren, Christopher, Alisha, and Alison; also his brothers Fr. Crispin and Patrick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, in support of his granddaughter, Alison Wojciechowski. www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org, or will be accepted at the funeral home.

Richard L. Henry Jr.

Richard L. Henry Jr. “Rick” died on June 15 in Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. He was 53. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., he lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny 25 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held in St. Stephens Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation.

Rick owned and operated Ultra Air in Belleville. He was a member of the Harrison/East Newark Elks, past president and coach of the Kearny Generals Football Team, coached Kearny recreation soccer and baseball and he was an avid golfer and fisherman.

Husband of 25 years to Donna (nee Viscuso), son of Valentine Hughes and the late Richard L. Henry Sr. He is also survived by his children Kristen and Richard, sisters Debbie (Bob) Confessore, Donna (Robert) Docherty and Elizabeth Henry his in-laws Zibby and Mildred Viscuso and 13 nieces and nephews.

Ricks best friend suffered from A.L.S. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to A.L.S. research c/o the funeral home.

Calixto Manzano

Calixto Manzano died on June 15 in the Hackensack Hospice. He was 75. Born in Cuba, he lived in Newark before moving to Lyndhurst two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, with entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Calixto is survived by his wife Maria, his mother Silvina, his sons and their wives Carlos and Jacky Manzano and Jorge Luis and Deborah Manzano. He is also survived by his sisters Aracelia, Esperanza and Xiomara and his grandchildren Carlos, Rebecca, Samantha and Katya.

Milos Suvajac

Milos Suvajac died suddenly on June 16 at home. He was 67. Born in the former Yugosilvia, he lived in Passaic before moving to Kearny 42 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr ., Kearny. Private cremation was held. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Milos is a retired truck driver from LJM LaPlace in Elmwood Park and is a member of Teamsters Local 560.

He is survived by his wife Irene (nee Przebieglec) and his children Michele Gizzi (John), Michael Suvajac, and John Suvajac (Adria) and his grandchildren Nicholas and Madison.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Diabetes Research or the American Heart Association.

Richard Weber

Richard Weber, of Kearny and Point Pleasant Borough, died on June 15 in University Hospital in Newark. He was 60.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephens Church, Kearny, followed by cremation at Rosedale Crematory. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Rich owned and operated Weber Auto Body in Kearny and North Arlington and Weber Marine in Bricktown. He was past president of the Lyons Club and was an elected member of the Kearny Board of Education for 12 years and also sat on the Board of The Auto Body Association and The Arlington Players Club.

He is survived by his wife Debbie (nee Fiduccia), his children and their spouses Amy and Noel Heberling and Matthew and Amy Weber. Brother of David and the late Leonard Weber, he is also survived by his mother-in -law Henrietta Mawhinney and his grandchildren Maeve and Jake.

Rich was a candidate for a lifesaving transplant that sadly wasn’t able to happen. He and his family believe strongly in the gift of life. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to The Sharing Network/ Donate Life c/o the funeral home.

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John A. Holle Sr.

John A. Holle Sr., of Bloomfield, died tragically on June 7 from injuries sustained after being struck by an automobile while crossing the street. Originally from Arlington, John joined the Marines in 1942 and fought at Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima, and earned citations for bravery including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a proud life member of the Marine Corps League, West Hudson Detachment; the Catholic War Veterans; and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Father Washington Club. His father, Edward Holle, was killed on the Dorchester with the Rev. John Washington when it was torpedoed and sank in the North Atlantic during WWII. A marksman, John was a life member of the NRA and received many awards and medals and national recognition for his shooting expertise as part of the Kearny and Roseland Rifle and Pistol Clubs.

A devout Catholic, John was a daily communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as an acolyte, usher, and Eucharistic Minister. John served twice as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1178, and was a member of the St. Isaac Jogues 4th degree Assembly #0649.

An avid golfer and bowler, John was a member of The Bowling Green Golf Club in Oak Ridge, and a captain of the St. Thomas Bowling League for many years. He had been a mechanical contractor and a member of the Pipe Fitters Local #274.

A man of service to many charities, Mr. Holle was predeceased by his son, John A. Holle, Jr. and a brother Albert J. Holle. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cecilia A. (nee Jordan) Holle; three children, Joan Holle of Spring Lake, Dolores Holle of Sea Girt, James Jordan Holle and his wife Deirdre Cannon of East Hanover, and the Rev. Laurence P. Dolan, OFM, of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, James and Brian Holle of East Hanover; four sisters-in-law, Ann Holle of Oceanside, Calif., Rose Wildeman of Point Pleasant, Teresa Corcoran of Blairstown and Rosalie A. Jordan of Spring Lake; a niece Regina Holle of San Diego, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the U.S. and Ireland. John leaves behind many loyal friends and family, and will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be at Frank Halpin’s Brookdale Funeral Home, 1284 Broad St, Bloomfield, on Wednesday June 13, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday, June 14, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home. The funeral Liturgy will follow in Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave, Bloomfield, at 10 a.m. Interment is at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John A. Holle Memorial Fund, West Hudson Detachment, Marine Corp League, 286 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, NJ 07032 or The Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963.

Theodore R. Lapinski

Theodore R. Lapinski, 87, died on June 5 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in North Arlington since 1953.

He was the vice president of operations for Englewood Hospital for 13 years before retiring in 1992. Earlier, he worked as an account executive Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Newark for 25 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He served North Arlington as tax collector, councilman and Mayor from 1969 to 1970 and most recently as vice chairman of the Board of Health. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #3428 and an usher at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. He was a member of the Lions Club of North Arlington, the North Arlington Republican Club and was state ambassador for the A.A.R.P.

He was the beloved husband of Jennie (nee Natina); devoted father of Gordon and his wife Virginia of Cherry Hill and the late Lenore; cherished grandfather of Jennifer Sands, Derek, Amanda and Kyle Lapinski and great-grandfather of Robert Sands III.

Visitation was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Saturday, June 9, with a religious service. In Theodore’s memory, the family would appreciate donations made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

Claude Neilson

Claude Neilson died on June 8 at home. He was 84. Born in Crawhills, Scotland, he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Margaretville, N.Y.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A Masonic service was held, followed by the funeral service and private cremation. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Claude was a butcher and part owner of the Royal Meat Market, Kearny. He was past master of Copestone Ophir Lodge, past president of the Scots American Club, Scottish American Monument Committee and the Square Club all in Kearny.

Husband of Agnes (nee Hamilton), he is survived by his children Robert Neilson, Elizabeth and Arlindo Teixeira and Andrew Neilson, six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson, Sean.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Erskine Hospital c/o the funeral home.

Stuart J. Schardin

Stuart J. Schardin, 61, of Harrison, passed away on Sunday, June 3.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison. followed by cremation. For information or to send condolences to family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Son of the late Elmer and Fern, Stuart was born in Lake Benton, Minn.

He survived by his sons Joshua S. and Matthew J. Schardin.

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Dorothy L. Cupka

Dorothy L. Cupka, 87, of Kearny, died on May 24 at her home.

A service was officiated on Wednesday, May 30, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Mrs. Cupka was a key punch operator with Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, for eight years, retiring many years ago.

She was the daughter of the late David and Katherine Stoever Dick; beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Cupka; mother of Donna and Stephen Cupka; sister of the late Andrew Dick and Jay Budnick; grandmother of Kristen Payne, Wyatt (Amy) Kraft and Meadow Linskey; great-grandmother of Phoenix, Avelinn and Jericho and sister-in-law of Alice Dick and Russ Budnick.

In lieu of flowers, the family accepted donations at the funeral home.

Modesta del Valle

Modesta del Valle died on May 26 at home. She was 85. Born in Cuba, she lived in Paramus before moving to Bloomfield 10 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Friday, June 1, in Our Lady of Good Council Church in Newark. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Rogelio del Valle, she is survived by her son Roger and nieces and nephews Luis E. Gonzalo, Maria Elena Gonzalo Mariele Gonzalo and Aida Hernandez, along with many other relatives and friends.

Mildred E. DeVivo

Mildred E. DeVivo, 96, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of Kearny, died on May 26.

A Mass of Christian Burial was officiated on June 4, at St. Stephens Church, Kearny. Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. DeVivo was born in Harrison and lived in Kearny before moving to Oakland, CA in 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of The Benstead Senior Citizens, Kearny.

She is the beloved wife of the late Frank DeVivo; mother of Paul F. (Diane) DeVivo and the late Michael and Peter DeVivo; sister of Claire Gloshinski and the late Anthony and Albert Sylvester, Mary Capuano and Anna Wiltsey.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The ASPCA would be appreciated.

Joseph K. Grusenski

Joseph K. Grusenski, 86, of Harrison died on May 25 at his home.

A Mass of Christian burial was officiated on Thursday, May 31, at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mr. Grusenski was a building maintenance supervisor with Mutual Benefit Life, Newark for 20 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 559, Harrison. He was also an avid bowler.

He is the husband of the late Veronica Baranowski Grusenski; father of Diane (Doug) Lescota and Susan (David) Nankivell; brother of Bernard Grusenski, Connie Capozzi, Vicky Karczewski and the late Stanley Grusenski; grandfather of David (Andrea) Nankivell, Nicole (Michael) Longo and Daniel Nankivell and great-grandfather of Michael, Allie, Alexa and Brielle.

Paula “Maggie” Hoar

Paula “Maggie” Hoar (nee Gangichioda), 59, a lifelong resident of North Arlington, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 2.

Maggie was born in Newark, the only child of the late Joseph and Lucy. She graduated from North Arlington High School and had been employed for Comcast for 15 years. Most of Maggie’s life was devoted to her passion for gardening, cooking, love for animals and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years Bob, loving daughter Cyndi Domerstad (Felice Spina), longtime friend William Kesner, and her two dogs Lucy and Murphy.

Paula was predeceased by her first husband Robert McDonald.

Maggie’s vibrant, loving and joy filled spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Wednesday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Queen of Peace Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a private cremation. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Passaic Animal Shelter, 13 Benson Court Passaic, N.J. 07055 in her memory. A burial of her cremains will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

For directions, information, or to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

May K. Hom

May K. Hom died on May 29. She was 77. Born in China, she lived in Brooklyn before moving to Kearny.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. Mrs. Hom owned Home Laundry in Kearny.

Wife of the late Wing Hom, she is survived by her children Jeanne Burns, Alice Hom Yee, Andrew Hom and Elaine Hersch and five grandchildren.

David Kornas

David Kornas, 55. died tragically on May 25, after sustaining injuries resulting from an industrial accident.

He is survived by the greatest loves of his life, his wife Kathleen (nee Walsh); children Christine Columbo and her husband Tommy, David Kornas and his wife Donna (nee Karolasz) and Brian Kornas and his wife Dana (nee Pryblick); his three grandchildren whom he loved to take out on various adventures, Madison Anne Kornas, Emily Marie Kornas and Logan David Kornas. He also leaves behind his brother Joseph Melione and his wife Judy and all of his brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and his dear friends. He was a great man who touched the lives of many, he will be truly missed.

Dave was born in Jersey City, and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

He proudly served in the N.J. Army National Guard for 11 years.

Mr. Kornas was a supervisor at Hummel Machine and Tool Company in Kearny where he had worked for the past 36 years. David was the first troop leader of Boy Scout Troop 305 at St. Stephen’s Church.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was offered on Friday, June 1, in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Humane Society HSVS, HACEE 120202001, 2100 L Street NW Washington, DC 20037 or at www.humane society.org

Frances M. Lawrence

Frances M. Lawrence “Fanny” died on May 24 at home. She was 98. Born in New York City, she lived many years in West New York before moving to Kearny eight years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, May 30, at St. Mary’s Church in West New York. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Exempt Fire Fighters, The Seniors and St Mary’s Golden Age all in West New York.

Fanny is the wife of the late Joseph “Dadda” Lawrence and is survived by her children Dolores Schwed, Dorothy Phillips, Frances Weeks, Kathleen Lawrence and Mary Jane Measso. Also surviving are 23 grand, 27 great and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters Elizabeth Harrigan and Florence Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers. kindly consider a donation to St. Barnabas Hospice.

Mary Ellen O’Boyle

December 23, 1919 to May 30, 2012

Mary Ellen O’Boyle,, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, in So. Pasadena, Fla. She was formerly of Harrison.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Saturday, June 2. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

For information to send condolences to the family, please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

She was the beloved sister of the late Ann Patricia O’Boyle Burns who passed away in 1968. Ann’s late husband Joseph Burns passed away in 1997. She was also predeceased by her longtime, dear friend Casimer (Casey) Leszczak (Belleville) as well as her dear cousin William (Bill) O’Boyle of Pittston, Pa.

A beloved aunt, Mary Ellen is survived by her nephew Joseph Burns (Tina), her nieces Mary Burns Surdy (Jerry) and Kelly Burns Shemenski (Joe). She was also a great-aunt to Brian Burns (Amy and their son Logan), Brennan Burns (Stacy and their children Kaitlyn and Colin) and Kelly Burns (Michael Smith).

“Mame” will be missed by her family and all that knew and loved her. May you rest in peace while you watch us from Heaven.

Madeline Verdino

Madeline (Giordano) Verdino, 84, died on Saturday, May 26, in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered on May 30 in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mrs. Verdino was born in Hoboken and lived in North Bergen for many years before moving to Kearny five years ago.

She is survived by her beloved husband Joseph; children Sandra Verdino and her husband Joseph Grygorcewicz, Joseph (Sandra LaFata), John and his wife Cathy and Steven and his wife Cheryl; one sister Clara Verdina; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834-1365 or at alzfdn.org

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Michael J. DeNigris

Michael J. DeNigris died on May 19 in The Care One at Wellington. He was 69. Born in Orange, he was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Sacred Heart Church, in Lyndhurst, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Michael was an accountant for AOL Time Warner in New York City.

He is survived by his dear companion Irene Ungar and his loving family Linda and Robert Tweedus, Michael and Christina Ungar and Edward Trampler, along with their children.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

John G. Nelson

John G. Nelson, 86, of Kearny died at home on May 21.

Mr. Nelson was a teacher at Kearny High School for 25 years, retiring in 1992. Before that he worked at various management positions with RCA for 22 years until their closing.

He served in the Army during World War II with Patton’s Third Army in Normandy, France. During the Battle of Metz, he was captured by the Germans in 1944. The Russian Army released him in 1945. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He was a recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart and The Victory Medal.

After leaving RCA, he went back to school and received a degree in teaching from the former Montclair State College, graduating Magna Cum Laude at the age of 48.

He is the beloved husband of Rachel Conlan Nelson for 61 years. He is the father of Gordon Nelson, Lori Azevedo and the late Sharon Laugel; grandfather of Jeffry and Courtney Laugel and Jessica, Philip and Allison Azevedo; great-grandfather of Noah Tarry.

Services will be private under the direction of Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

Caryn Veasey

Former Kearny resident Caryn Veasey, 59, died on May 16 at her home in Woodland Hills, Calif.

At her request, no service will be held.

Caryn was born on May 18, 1952 in Kearny, to Joyce and Edward Veasey. She moved to California in 1974.

She is survived by her loving family husband Doug Dowie, son Brendan, daughter Shannon, sisters Brenda Santa and Joyce Veasey, brothers Jay and Edward Veasey and nephew Nicholas Veasey. Her joy in life was her children.

A memorial service is scheduled in California on June 2 and in New Jersey sometime in July.

Condolences may be sent to 152 Magnolia Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032.

Mark Alday

Mark Alday, 32 passed away suddenly on Monday, April 9.

A burial at noon of his cremains was held on Saturday, June 2, at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit Mulligan Funeral Home website: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

On behalf of Mark’s family and friends we would like to extend out gratitude to all who contributed in making a difficult time less stressful. Your generosity has been a blessing and each and everyone of you will forever stay in our hearts. A very special thank you to the Harrison East Newark Elks for all you have done.

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Patricia A. Percoskie

Patricia A. Percoskie (nee McGowan) died on May 19 in Mountainside Hospital. She was 72. Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to Cedar Grove 40 years ago. Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. a t St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Patricia is a retired district manager from AT&T in Bedminster. She is survived by her brother and his wife James and Ann McGowan, her nephews James, Brian and his wife Denise and Steven McGowan. Also surviving are her great-nephews Shane and Ryan and great-niece Alicia.

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Mary A. Capozzi

Mary A. Capozzi, formerly of 437 John Street, East Newark, will be laid to rest on May 19. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, 120 Kearny Ave., Kearny, followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Ann S. Walsh

Ann S. Walsh, (nee: Smith) 79, of Kearny, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 6, after being hit by a car.

A prayer service was held on Friday, May 11 at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. For information to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Ann was born in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary and wife of the late William. She is survived by her sister Eileen Szostek and her brothers Joseph and James Smith. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sisters Mary Delores Helms, Donna Jean Palma and Margaret Lynch.

Walter Warivonchik

Walter Warivonchik, 90, died on May 5 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in New York City, he lived in Newark before moving to North Arlington 58 years ago.

He worked as the plant supervisor for the Westinghouse Corporation in Newark, for 42 years before retiring in 1984.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he served in the Persian Gulf Command in Iran. He was a member of the AARP of North Arlington and Lyndhurst, the Westinghouse Retirees of Newark, American Legion Post No. 37, and Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 4697, both of North Arlington.

He was the beloved husband of Martha (nee Zadworny); the cherished father of Michael and his wife, Helen, of Pennsylvania, Patricia of California, and Victoria of New York City; the adored grandfather of Andrew and his wife, Anna, of Denville, and the brother of Olga Latushko and her children of Rutherford.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 8, at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, followed by private cremation. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.

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Diane J. Barnes

Ms. Diane J. Barnes, of East Rutherford, died on Thursday, May 3, at home. She was 48. She was born and raised in Kearny and graduated from Kearny High School 1982.

Cremation will be held privately.

Ms. Barnes was a licensed beautician and the original owner/manager of The Right Cut on Kearny Ave., in Kearny. After selling the business, she was the office manager of PML in North Arlington.

She was active with the Jefferson School PTA, in North Arlington, when her son attended, and also with ARC in Kearny.

Diane will best be remembered as a loving mom, cherished friend and devoted sister. She is survived by her son, Nicholas VanAusdall, and her siblings, Debra Barnes, Linda Zuest, Ronald Barnes, Joanne Rollins (Tim), Robert Barnes (Ela). Also surviving are Annie, Hen and Eli. She was predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Elizabeth (McLaughlin) Barnes and her sister, Janice Barnes.

The family asks that you consider donations to the American Heart Association at americanheart.org in Diane’s memory.

Charles Economon

Charles Economon died on April 23 at home in Spring Hill, Fla. He was 77.

He was a jewelry designer by trade and is survived by his friend John.

Private burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery and arrangements were through the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

Walter J. Fox

Walter J. Fox, 62, died on May 1 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Dover.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington in 1983.

He worked as a draftsman for the Dover Elevator Company in Secaucus for many years.

He was a member of the Lyndhurst Masonic Club and the Adoniram Lodge #80, Lyndhurst.

He is the beloved husband of Kathleen D. (nee Mills); the loving father of Linda Lee Fox of North Arlington, Kimberly Presti and her husband Frank of Hopatcong, Pamela Grossy and her husband Gabriel of North Arlington; the adored grandfather of Kayla Fox, Alexandra Jakiel, Anthony Grossy, Louis Jakiel, Donna Grossy, Robert Jakiel Jr., Nicholas Grossy, Andrew Presti, Leonardo Grossy; the great-grandfather of Lucas Fox; the dear brother of Agnes Pogyena and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 3, at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lyndhurst Masonic Club, 316 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst.

William E. Gallagher

William E. Gallagher died on May 4 at home. He was 84. Born in Jersey City, he moved to Kearny in 1958.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service will be Wednesday, May 9, in the funeral home at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mr. Gallagher was a trailor salesman for Fruehauf in Jersey City and served in the Marines during World War II.

He is survived by his wife Julia (nee Chojnacki) and his sister Lillian and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Wounded Warriors.

Elizabeth E. Gray

Elizabeth E. Gray died on April 30 in Job Haines Nursing Home, Bloomfield. She was 98.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held May 5 in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Elizabeth lived in Kearny most of her life. She was a comptometer operator for Public Service before retiring in 1978. She was past president of Emerson School PTA, past Sunday School teacher, deacon, trustee and elder of Knox Presbyterian Church, Kearny, where she was member for 72 years. She was a member and past matron of Liberty Chapter #88 and Eclipse Chapter# 226 Order of Eastern Star, past worthy district Deputy- District #21 and past grand representative to British Columbia; volunteer at West Hudson Hospital for many years; member of Maalas Temple Daughter of the Nile and Bonnie Doon Lodge- Daughter of Scotia and Women’s Club of Arlington.

She was the wife of the late Peter Campbell Gray; mother of Peter C. Gray III, Thomas A. Gray and the late Daniel Gray; also survived by her grandchildren, Peter C. IV, William J., David P., Susanna J., Jonathan S. Gray and her great-grandchildren Dylan M., Tyler E. and Peter C. V. Gray.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jarvie Commonweal Service, 475 Riverside Dr., Suite 430, New York, N.Y. 10115.

Barbara A. Tonner

Barbara A. Tonner, 69, died on Sunday April 29 in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered on May 3 at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Barbara was born in Newark and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

Mrs. Tonner was employed as a telemetry technician at the former West Hudson Hospital in Kearny for 30 years retiring in 1991.

She was a member of the Newark Museum as well as a constant provider of care packages to many families in need. Barbara is survived by her husband George; children Shelley Tonner and Sean Tonner (Dawn); sister Kathleen Johnson and grandchildren Brandon Tonner- Connolly and Shawna Toner. She was predeceased by her brother Walter Johnson.

Obituaries

Karen Augustine

Mrs. Karen Ann (Pryblick) Augustine, 59, died suddenly on Wednesday April 25, after sustaining injuries resulting from an auto accident on Route 7 in Kearny.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Thiele- Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mrs. Augustine was born in Newark and was a lifelong resident of North Arlington.

She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Monmouth University in 1973 and later completed her M.A. in Education at New Jersey City University.

Karen was an 8th grade math teacher at P.S. 38 James F. Murray Elementary School in Jersey City for the past nine years. She was named teacher of the year in 2010. She was a proud member of the NJEA.

Mrs. Augustine is survived by her husband Frank; children Katierose Augustine, Cara Calfayan (Chris) and Frank Augustine Jr.; her mother Barbara (Konesky) Pryblick, and her brother Kevin Pryblick (Cheryl). She was the grandmother of Trevor and Jesse Calfayan and aunt of Dana Marie Kornas (Brian) and Madison Anne and Emily Marie Kornas. She was predeceased by her father Milton Przebieglec.

Edith Pauline Bariou

Edith Pauline Bariou was born June 9, 1923 in Paterson. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Edith Gremmler.

Mrs. Bariou died on April 11 in Anderson, S.C. She was a former resident of Kearny and an employee of the Kearny Health Department.

She was the widow of Loren F. Bariou, a retired Kearny fireman. She is survived by her son, Fred Bariou and his wife, Linda of Anderson, S.C.; grandson, Craig Bariou and his wife, Kathryn and two greatgranddaughters, Laura and Jenna Bariou, also of Anderson, S.C.

John M. Cooney

John M. Cooney, 84 of Beverly Hills, Fla., passed away on Friday, April 27, in the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. John was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday, October 21, 1927 to John M. and Gertrude T. (Carney) Cooney. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines, was a retired treasurer with the Grobet File Company and moved to this area 25 years ago from North Arlington.

John was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, where he served as a eucharistic minister, a member of the Abbot Francis Sadlier Council #6168 of the Knights of Columbus, the Harry Nesbitt V.F.W. Post #10087 and Irish American Social Club. John founded the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad and was awarded with a key to the city for his contributions to the community.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his son, John Michael Cooney, III.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Smith Cooney of Beverly Hills, Fla.; sons, Kevin Cooney of Beverly Hills, Fla. and Dennis Cooney and wife Catherine of Elmwood Park; daughter, Rosemary Giuliano and husband Edward of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, Alycia Cooney of Orlando, Fla., Celia Cooney of San Diego, Calif., Erin Margarella and husband James of Palm Harbor, Fla., Shannon Cooney of Elmwood Park, Lindsey Giuliano of Palm Harbor, Fla. and John Cooney, IV of San Diego, Calif. and great-grandson, Brendan Margarella.

Arrangements were by the Fero Funeral Home, 5955 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, Fla. 34465. A funeral Mass was held on April 30 at Our Lady of Grace, Beverly Hills, Fla., followed by entombment at Fero Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fla. 34464.

Josefa Dios

Josefa Dios died on April 22 in the Beth Israel Hospice in Newark. She was 86.

Born in Spain, she lived in the Ironbound section of Newark before moving to Harrison.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on April 26 in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

 

Josefa is a retired candy maker from Beacon Sweets in Newark. Wife of the late Jose, she is also the mother of Manuel, Angel, Ventura and the late Jose Dios; sister of Marcelino Dios and Carmen Alvarez. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jose, Andrea, Amanda, David, Cristina and Sofia and great-grandchildren Joshua and Gaige.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The American Cancer Society.

Donald C. Halliwell

Donald C. Halliwell died on April 20 in Sunrise Fla. He was 77.

Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in North Arlington and retired to Toms River and Tamarac, Fla.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held April 26 in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Don served in the Army and was a retired industrial engineer from Otis Elevator and also worked in the same capacity at Picatinny Arsenal. He coached Rec baseball and The Leaders Football, both in North Arlington and was a member of the Old Guard in Point Pleasant.

Don’s two greatest loves were his family and sports. He took pleasure and pride in his extended family gatherings and will always be remembered for his joyous iconic grin. His favorite expression when talking about where he had been was “the place was packed.” He hopes to find a heaven awaiting which is packed.

He is survived by his wife Molly (nee Cicarelli), his sons Ken and Gary along with Gary’s wife Michele; brother of Joan Lockney and the late Alan Halliwell, he is also survived by his grandsons Gary and Christopher.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Research.

Raymond J. Narwid

Raymond J. Narwid, 77, of Columbus, passed away April 23 at home.

Mr. Narwid was born in Jersey City, raised in Harrison and lived in Kearny 50 years before retiring to Columbus two years ago.

He served in the National Guard and was a member of the Harrison Lions Club, was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Czestowchowa in Harrison and currently a parishioner of St. Andrew’s Church in Jobstown where he is a member of church council. He is retired from the Town of Kearny as a construction official and was chairman of the Town Planning board in Kearny.

Son of the late, Cyperian and Helen Sypko Narwid, he was the uncle of the late Mark Narwid.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Anne Stypulkowski Narwid son and daughter in law, Paul and Diane Narwid of Columbus three grandchildren, Katherine, Reagan and Ryan Narwid; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mildred Narwid of Harrison and a niece, Carol Mosior.

The funeral was held on April 26 from Knott’s Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad Street, Hamilton. A funeral Mass was held at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, 2489 Monmouth Road, Jobstown. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Dorothy M. Silkie

Dorothy M. Silkie died on April 23 at home. She was 84.

Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny and Manasquan before moving to Montville only a year ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on April 27 in St. Stephens Church. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mrs. Silkie was a certified nursing assistant and was a member of the Ladies of Vincension of Holy Cross Church and she was a St. Stephen’s School Cafeteria Mom.

She is survived by her husband Thomas J. and her children Caryn Silkie, Dorothy Hemenway, Linda Silkie and Thomas Silkie. Also surviving are seven grand and 12 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her daughter Pamela Rothenburger.

James E. Verrier

James E. Verrier died on April 25, at home. He was 76. Born in Orange, he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Mantoloking 12 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on April 30 in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Jim was a Queen of Peace graduate and attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He is a life member of The Knights of Columbus Council 3428 and was an avid golfer and artist. He is a retired Sheet Metal Fabricator from Local 28 in New York City.

He was the husband of Adeline (nee Cusick) and father of Jeaneen Szekeres (late Thomas), James Jr. (Debra), Francine Dames (Ted), Georgine Musacchio (Carl), Christine Kavlick (William) and Martine Verrier; brother of Joan Carey, Jean F. Verrier (Janice), Leanne Braun (Richard), Maryjane Bucci and Margaret Engstrom (John). Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Kidney and Urology Foundation.

 

Obituaries

Michael Ache

Michael Ache died April 16. He was 86. Born in Lebanon, he lived in Kearny and Florida.

Service was April 21 at 9 a.m. in the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery.

Mr. Ache is survived by his sons Jalil and Pedro Ache, three sisters and four grandchildren.

Elvira Castellano

Elvira Castellano, of Kearny, died on April 15 at home two days short of her 93rd birthday.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephens Church, Kearny. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Positano, Salerno, Italy, Mrs. Castellano lived in Kearny for the past 40 years. She was a seamstress and homemaker.

She is the wife of the late Joseph Castellano (1994); dear mother of Florence (John) Castellano-Ferrandino, Angelo (Mary) and David (Rosa) Castellano; grandmother of Daniella (Craig) Ferrandino-McDonald, Frank (Laurie) Ferrandino and Julia (Robert) Ferrandino-Franz; great-grandmother of Frankie, Tyler, Alexandra, Jack and James.

Lillian Davidson

Lillian M. Davidson (nee Daves) died April 20 in Isabella House in NYC. She was 87. Born in Kearny, she moved to Clearwater, Fla. in 1985 and then to New York City five years ago.

Memorial visitation will be on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service will take place at 12 noon. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mrs. Davidson was a retired survey abandoned property technician for Prudential Life Insurance Company.

Wife of the late Andrew, she is survived by her children Dr. Andrew R.Davidson, Susan Davidson and Diane Hindman and her grandchildren Dr. Andrew C. Davidson and Timothy and Erin Hindman.

Frank Gogal

Frank J. Gogal, 85, died on Friday April 20 in Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on April 25 at 9 a.m. A funeral liturgy will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visiting will be on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Frank was born in Kearny and was a lifelong resident.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Frank was a machinist for Continental Can Company in Paterson for 26 years, retiring in 1982.

He is survived by his children Susan DiIorio (Rich) and Frank Gogal Jr.; sister Josephine Shakarian and his grandchildren Alexandra DiIorio and Jonathan DiIorio and his fiancé Amanda Clark. Frank was predeceased by his wife Elsie (Cisco) Gogal in 2011.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kan. 66675 or at www.woundewarrioeproject.org.

William Lotzer

William M. Lotzer, 84, of Edison, passed away on Sunday, April 15.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, N.J. 07029. A prayer service was held on Thursday, April 19 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

He was born in Clifton and was the son of the late Anna and Michael and devoted husband of the late Katherine (2003).

William served in the Navy from 1944-1946 in World War II. He worked many years at the Serta Mattress Co. as a tape edge operator. In 1969 he became East Coast Representative for Bechik Mattress Products and retired in 1994.

William is survived by his sisters-in-law Bella Pirrello, Mary Seconish, JoAnna Conrad and Gloria Ehehalt. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his daughter Debrah and his brother James Lotzer.

H.Leslie McCurrie

H. Leslie McCurrie died April 19 at home. He was 73. Born in Newark, he was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Visiting will be on Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Service was Monday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel.

Les was a business representative for Operating Engineers Local 825. He was a proud member of The Friends of Erin, He was active in Democratic politics, he was the 1991 Cifelli Association Irishman of the Year and was a steady participant in the Sunset Deli Coffee Club.

He is survived by his wife Claire (McKechan), sons Michael F. and James P. McCurrie, sisters Carol Pankuck and Nancy Feeley and his three grandchildren Brian, Matthew and Erin.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Wounded Warriors or St. Barnabas Hospice.

Rose Russomano

Rose Russomanno (nee Catrambone) died April 16 in the Pine Acres Nursing Facility in Madison. She was 98. Born in Dennis Twp., she lived most of her life in Harrison and Kearny.

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

Rose owned The 31 Club in Harrison for many years.

Wife of the late Daniel, she is survived by her son Frank Catrambone and his wife Lois. Her two sisters and brother Margaret Johnson, Theresa Sgro and John Catrambone; also surviving are her grandsons Jeffrey and his wife Lisa and Gary Catrambone and her triplet great-grandsons Michael, Matthew and Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Rett Syndrome, 4600 Devitt, Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45246.

Obituaries

Mark Alday

Mark Alday,, 32, of New Milford, formerly of Harrison, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 9.

A Catholic prayer service was held on April 14 at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, followed by a private cremation. Following the services there was a luncheon benefit to assist his wife and four children at The Harrison East Newark Elks Lodge. For information to send condolences to the family, please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome. org

Mark is survived by his loving mother Maria O’Brien and her husband James, his beloved wife Louise, dear brother to Jennifer, Ashley, Theresa, Melissa and Jimmy O’Brien, loving father to Mark, Thomas, Kylie and Kimberly. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pablo Andres Fernandez

Pablo Andres Fernandez, 14, of Newark, passed away on Thursday, April 12.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, followed by a private cremation. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome. org

Pablo is survived by his ever-loving parents Marisa Torres and Emilio Fernandez; dear brother Mathew Fernandez and his wife Jena; his cherished grand-parents Valentin & Maria Torres and Emigdio Fernandez. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

He was an eighth grade student at Dr. William Horton School in Newark, who loved drawing and had won an Art Award from Essex County in 2008. Pablo was active in MMA, kickboxing and in his spare time he loved to play his X-Box. His beautiful smile, spirit and laugh will be a memory that will always be missed.

Elizabeth W. Martin

Elizabeth W. Martin, 86, formerly of Kearny, died Wednesday, April 11, at Brethren Village, Lancaster, Pa. Born in Kearny, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Olga E. Bischoff Waugh. She was married for 67 years to the late Norman A. Martin.

Betty worked for the department of the Navy during World War II. She also worked for the Prudential as a data entry clerk and retired from the Internal Revenue Service as an administrative assistant. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kearny, where she worked on Christmas bazaars and a pastor search committee. She was an assistant Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. She was a member of the Roosevelt School PTA and served as treasurer and secretary. Betty enjoyed traveling, playing shuffleboard and bocce ball and socializing with friends.

Surviving are: two daughters, Karen E. wife of Robert DeBell of Gaithersburg, Md., Barbara M. wife of George Droz of Lancaster, Pa; two grandchildren, Daniel R. and Dana E. Droz; 1 brother, Charles H. wife of Patty Waugh of East Hanover. She was preceded in death by a sister, Olga J. wife of Michael Casey.

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, 650 Kearny Ave., Kearny, April 16, followed by interment in Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the First Baptist Church, 650 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032. To send an online condolence, please visit:

KaSnyderFuneralHome. com.

John R. “Jack” Mooney

John R. “Jack” Mooney, 77, died on Saturday April 7, at his home in Kearny while surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Arrangements were by the Thiele- Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny on Thursday, April 12, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid. com.

Jack was born and raised in Newark moving to Kearny in 1956.

He served in the Army from 1960 until 1962

Mr. Mooney was a police officer in the town of Kearny for 31 years and a member of P.B.A Local No. 21. He retired from the force as a Detective in in 1992. Jack is survived by his children Catherine Mooney (Michael Hodge) Robert M., (Patricia Bossert), John R. (Nancy) and Michael J. (Julie); brothers Cornelius Mooney (Victoria) Robert Mooney (Marylyn); sisterin- laws Eleanor Mooney and Helen Mason. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren Elizabeth, Jack, Christopher, Clare, Julia Rose, Rebecca and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mary T. (Fitzgerald) on Oct. 29, 2011 and his brother Andrew Mooney.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society 507 Westminster Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07208 or at www.cancer.org

Olga O’Donnell

Olga O’Donnell 88, of Kearny, died on April 13 at her home.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Stephens Church, Kearny, followed by private interment.

Mrs. O’Donnell worked as a secretary at Linen Thread Company, Kearny before leaving to raise her family.

Beloved wife of the late Frank O’Donnell (2007), she is the mother of Barbara Czeizinger, Lynne (Douglas) Cambria and Robert O’Donnell and his companion Vicki Nuess; sister of Stanley (Ruth) and Edmund (Dorothy) Milewski; grandmother of Catie, David, Michael and Courtney; great-grandmother of Logan.

 

Richard W. Walingavich

 

Richard W. Walingavich, 79, of Kearny entered heaven on April 12.

Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Walingavich was an apparatus technician with N.J. Bell (Verizon) for 34 years retiring in 1985. He also worked part time as a bus driver for Cross Country, North Arlington where he transported handicapped children to their schools. He also worked part time as a bank messenger for Howard Savings Bank, Livingston. He served in The United States Navy from 1951-1955 aboard the USS Raymond. He was a member and usher at Our Lady of Sorrows Church and a member of its Holy Name Society where he was named man of the year in 2000 as well as a member of the Golden 60 Plus Senior Club, organizing bus trips to Atlantic City, at Our Lady of Sorrows. He was a member of The American Legion, Kearny. He was an avid bowler and loved to visit Atlantic City whenever he got the chance. He never visited a casino he did not like.

He cherished his wife and family and especially enjoyed playing with his model trains with his grandchildren. He was the life of every party!

He is the beloved husband of 57 years of Dolores Pacenka Walingavich; dear father of Lynn (Allen) Curtiss and Susan (Paul) Cotton-Bernstein and grandfather of Rachel, A.J., Briana and Owen. Donations to The American Heart Association would be appreciated.