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Obituaries

Paul J. Brateris

Former Kearny resident Paul J. Brateris, 67, died on Oct. 2 at Tufts Medical, Boston, with many loved ones by his side.

Mr. Brateris was a retired businessman, most recently residing in Westlake Village, Calif. He was a 1962 graduate of Kearny High School and earned a B.A. and M.A. from TCNJ after which he served in the U.S. Navy at the rank of Lt. J.G. Paul has resided in Ringwood, Dublin, Ohio and Stonnington, Conn. Paul was best known for his loving spirit.

He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Peter and brother John. Surviving Paul and held dear to his heart are his companion Bonnie Kroll Delvy, brother Peter Ralph of Lake Como, niece Danielle, nephews Ryan, Daniel and Brian and daughter Susan, mother of his three grandchildren, and son James.

Services will be Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church, Belmar.

Mary Winifred Lowry

Formerly of Harrison Mary Winifred Lowry (nee Feeney), 81 of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 19, surrounded by her loving family at Akron General Medical Center, Akron. Born in Harrison, on June 14, 1931 she lived in Harrison before moving to Ohio in 2004.

Predeceased by her parents, Winifred M. and John J. Feeney, her husband, Edward, son John Beck, granddaughter, Jamie Beck and her best friend Randal Wise, Mary is survived by her loving children, Deborah (Doug) King of Akron, Ohio, Edward (Missy) Lowry of Orlando, Fla., Jacqueline Newman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sheila (Greg) Kain of Richmond, Va. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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

Walter Marin

 

 

 

Walter Marin, died on Tuesday, Oct.16, in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Visitation was held at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service was held on Friday at the Casa de Oracion Nueva Canaan Church at 11 a.m.

Walter was born in Ecuador and came to this country in 1966. He has lived in Kearny for the last 40 years.

He earned his B.S. in Business from Montclair State University in 1979 and was employed as a Social Worker for the County of Hudson for 30 years retiring two years ago.

He is survived by his wife Doris (Galvis); children Johnathan and James Marin and one brother Vincent.

Luis Marzabal

Luis Marzabal died on Oct. 15 in St. Michael’s Hospital. He was 58. Born in Arjubin, Lugo, Spain, he lived in Kearny before moving to Rutherford five years ago.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny with entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Luis, a retired longshoreman, is survived by his wife Maribel, his children Isabel Guerra, Luis Jr., and Daniel Marzabal. He was the brother of Victorino and Manuel Marzabal and Mercedes Martinez, He is also survived by his grandchildren Rebecca and Raquel.

Dorothy V. Spillane

Loving Mother and Grandmother

Dorothy V. Spillane (nee Adams), 76, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Clara Maass Continuing Care Center, Kearny.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband Lloyd (married 59 years) her loving daughters, Diane Spillane, Debra Mattie and Denise Papa, five grandchildren and one Great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.

The place of Dorothy’s funeral service had not been determined at the time her obituary was composed. Please call the funeral home at (973) 481-4333 today for the details of her funeral service. Otherwise, for information, directions or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers (please OMIT flowers), the family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to the Harrison/East Newark Elks, care of the funeral home in loving memory of Dorothy.

Elizabeth T. (Turnbull) Walker

Elizabeth T. (Turnbull) Walker, age 86, of Lakewood, died on Friday, Oct. 19, at her home.

She was born and raised in Kearny and moved to Lakewood 22 years ago. She was formerly employed for many years as shipping and trucking coordinator with the American Strip Steel Company in Kearny. She was also a longtime volunteer at the Original Leisure Village Health Center and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Kearny.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 35 years, Thomas Hood Walker in 1981. She is survived by her loving sons, Kenneth T. and his wife, Elaine of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Gary K. and his wife, Susan of Brick; five grandchildren, Jeff, Michelle, Tonya, Andrew and Thomas; two great grandchildren, Uriah and Matthew; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Laurelton Memorial Funeral Home, 109 Pier Ave., Brick. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. Interment was private. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in her honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105

Viola A. Wruble

Viola A. Wruble ( nee Schmitt), 105 years old, Passed away at Country Arch Care Center, Pittstown, on Oct. 14. Born in Hoboken, in 1907 she lived in Jersey City, Lyndhurst and North Arlington before moving to Kingwood Township in 1989. She will be interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington with her husband Joseph who died in 1988.

Viola was also predeceased by her twin sister, Helen Schreckenstein and her son Terrence Joseph who passed on January 10,2012. She is survived by her daughter Mary A Wruble, Ellen C. Maerling and her husband Arthur of Kingwood Township, daughter-in-law Marie Wruble, grandchildren Christopher(Angeline), Tara Civitillo (Vincent) and Jeremy J. Maerling and one great-grandson.

A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Victories Church in Baptistown , on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. Interment will be 11 a.m. on Thursday. Nov. 1.

Arrangements made by Robert L. Ford Funeral Home, Flemington.

                                                                                                                                          

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Bo Field

Bo Field, 84, of Kearny, died on Oct. 13.

Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Field moved to New Jersey 65 years ago living most of her life in Kearny. She was a waitress at the Arlington Diner when it first opened for 15 years. She then worked at the Lyndhurst Diner for 25 years, retiring 15 years ago. She was known as “The Mets Lady.” She was a diehard Mets fan who was well known at Shea Stadium. She was a season ticket holder who sat behind home plate and was televised many times. She attended many home games and because of her many “cameos” she was asked for her autograph by many people.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Field and step-mother of Carolynn Forcieone and Deborah (Ralph) Rogler. She is also survived by her dear friends Walter and Sandy Smagula and their children.

Services will be private and under the direction of Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her memory would be appreciated.

John Stephen Manley

John Stephen Manley, 92, of Stroudsburg, Pa., entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8, at the VNA Hospice Facility, Stroudsburg.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in East Newark, on April 29, 1920 he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary Finnerty Manley. He lived in the East Newark, Harrison and Kearny before moving to Stroudsburg, Pa. in 1999.

John served in the U.S. Army 77th Infantry Division in World War II. He participated in Guam-Leyte, Philippines-Okinawa and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service at Leyte.

He was employed by the National Union Electric Research Lab in Orange, as a divisional accountant. He also was employed by General Electric Co., Paterson, as supervisor of General Tax Accounting and was later transferred to General Electric in New York City as a specialist of federal and foreign taxes.

John played soccer with Junior and Amateur Teams in New Jersey and with Kearny Irish American Professional Soccer Club. He was an avid golfer and a member of Water Gap Country Club. He was also a member of the club’s Over The Hill Gang and served as its treasurer and president.

He is survived by many cousins and extended family as well as special friends and caregivers: Dr. Linda Brown, Sandy McFadden and Richelle Martin.

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Orlando Chang

Orlando Chang, of Kearny, formerly of Cuba, died on Oct. 1. He was 72.

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

Orlando is survived by his wife Irmida (nee Conde), his daughter Rebeca Aleman, siblings Hugo Chang and Terezita Egusquiza and his grandson Daniel.

Carmen A. Comprelli

Carmen A. Comprelli, 94, entered into eternal life on Sept. 27 at the Job Haines Home in Bloomfield.

Born in Harrison, he lived in Kearny and Clifton before moving to North Arlington in 1983.

He worked as a sales representative for the Prudential Insurance Company in Kearny for 30 years before retiring 32 years ago.

Carmen serviced in the United States Army Air Corp. for three years and three months during World War II and was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 37, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4697, a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council 3428 and a member of the Happy Senior Citizens group of North Arlington.

He is the beloved husband of the late Doris (nee Whalley) and Evelyn (nee Erbe), the loving son of the late Francesco and Michelina Comprelli, the adored father of Joyce Nitto of Whiting, Diane Miles of Lindale, Texas, Carol Majewski of Oakdale, Conn, the late Robert Comprelli and stepfather of James Erbe of Toledo, Ohio, Maryellen Wiggins of Spotswood and Eileen Cmielewski of Englishtown, the cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and dear brother of the late Charles, Joseph, Patrick and Salvatore Comprelli.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington on Monday, Oct. 1, with a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ, 08691.

Agnes M. Cowley

Agnes M. Cowley died on Oct. 4 at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth. She was 88. Born in The Bronx, she lived most of her life in Harrison.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, in Harrison, followed by private cremation.

Wife of the late Bob Cowley, Agnes is survived by her children Jo Ann Villaronga, Carol Sheridan and Robert, Gary, Patrick, Michael, George and Edward Cowley. Sister of Edward Ritchie she is also survived by 18 grand and 18 great grandchildren.

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

Maria Do Carmo Dias

Maria Do Carmo Dias died on Oct. 1. She was 49.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Entombment will take place in Portugal.

Daughter of Rosa and the late Joaquim, she is survived by her siblings Maria Amelia and Joao Manuel Dias.

Patricia M. Worley

Patricia M. Worley died on Oct. 4 at home. She was 52. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 12 years ago.

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

Pat worked at Stop and Shop in Lyndhurst, taught Sunday school and ran the Vacation Bible School at Calvary Methodist Church in Kearny.

She is survived by her son and his wife Joseph and Ashley Worley, her grandchildren Connor and Olivia, one sister, four brothers and her sister of the heart LaRie Malley. She was predeceased by her twin brother Patrick.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Calvary Church, 342 Elm St., Kearny, N.J. 07032.

                                                                                                                       

Deadline for obituaries:
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Rosemary Dabov

Rosemary Dabov (Smith) 70, died on Sept. 27 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

Rosemary was born in Jersey City and lived in Kearny before moving to Harrison many years ago.

She is survived by her children Catherine Third, Susanna Hickman (Alan), Michael Dabov and grandchildren Jennifer and Shannon Hickman. She was predeceased by her husband Edward.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Vincent Fale, Jr.

Vincent Fale, Jr. died on Sept. 27 at home. He was 69.

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

Vincent served in the army from 1961 through 1964, He was a member of The VFW Post 1302 in Kearny. The Nutley American Legion Post 70, associate member of the Order of Fraternal Police Lodge 46 and the Army Historical Foundation. He was a founding sponsor of The National Museum of The United States Army. He was a member of Teamsters Local 560 and was a truck driver for Joe Supor Trucking, Navajo and then Pennsylvania Truck Lines.

Vincent is the son of Anna (nee Rivera) and the late Vincent Fale, Sr. Husband of Dawn (nee Kerekes) and brother of Linda Cheesman. He was the beloved nephew of Sam and Connie Francello. Vinnie loved his pals Koko and Roscoe.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to your own local veterans organization.

Michael V. Fiore

Michael V. Fiore died on Sept. 25 in Select Speciality Hospital. He was 88. Born in Newark, he lived many years in North Arlington. A

rrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Mike served in the Marine Corp. during World War II and was a retired crane operator and mechanic from Otis Elevator. He was a member of the Queen of Peace choir and the North Arlington Elks.

He is survived by his wife Jean (nee Purpura), his children Rosalie Pratt and Thomas and Michael Fiore; his sisters Ann, Frances and Dorothy and his grandchildren Christina and Anthony.

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

Evelyn Serratelli-Hayes

Evelyn Serratelli-Hayes (nee Marino) died on Sept. 24 at home. She was 96.Born in Elizabeth, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Evelyn was a bookkeeper at Papolla Barrel in Newark for 30 years before retiring.

Wife of the late Marvin Hayes and mother of the late Caroline Kearney and Daniel Serratelli. She is survived by her son-in-law and daughterin- law Gerald Kearney and Rosie Serratelli; her grandchildren Jill and Mike Laubauskas, along with five more grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her pal Kirby.

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

Dennis Pooler

Dennis Pooler died on Sept. 28. He was 56. Born in Philadelphia, he has lived in Kearny for the past 28 years.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Dennis was a dispatcher and vault manager for BASF in Union. He was a very sociable man who had a strong passion for cooking, He was a member of the LCCC in Kearny.

Husband of Marceline (nee Sullivan), he is the son of Helen (nee Staples) and the late Thomas Pooler. He is also survived by his son and his wife Justin and Lisa- Marie Pooler and his daughter Courtney Pooler, his brothers Thomas and Joseph and his grandchildren Ian and Jude.

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

June M. Ryan

June M. Ryan (nee Davie), died on Sept. 25 in Columbus Hospital. She was 59. Born in Kearny, she moved to North Arlington 29 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

June is the daughter of the late Matthew and Martha Davie and is survived by her devoted husband Michael and mother-in-law Xania Ryan, her beloved children Michael, Jillian and Matthew Ryan and her siblings Janet, John and Jim Davie. Her beloved daughter Jessica sadly died only two years ago. June is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital Pediatric Osteo Sarcoma Research, 1275 York Ave., New York City.

Edward Shinski

Edward Shinski, “Pops,” 77, of Lancaster, Pa., entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born and raised in Harrison, Edward lived in Carteret, before moving to Lancaster 15 years ago. Ed was a retired Hi – Lo operator for Avenel’s Pathmark, for 28 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife Esther (nee Daskam); loving children, Eddie, Mark, Richie, Terri and Janet; step-children Robin Kessler, Joanna Masci, and Ken Shinski; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, dear siblings Mary Molesky and Frank “Butch” Shinski, his first wife Jean (nee Dobak) and many nieces and nephews.

                                                                                                                     

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Patricia A. Brady

Patricia A. Brady, 59, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Clara Maass Hospital with her loving family at her side after a two-year battle with cancer.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, followed by interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Pat was born in Newark to her late parents Andrew J. and Mary E. (nee McCormack) Brady. She moved to Kearny where she spent the rest of her life.

Pat worked for Prudential Insurance Company in Newark for over 30 years, retiring in 1999.

She is survived by her loving brothers Andrew J. Jr. (JoAnn), Denis, James and Joseph. She was the loving aunt of nieces Kelly, Melissa and Kaitie and nephew Denis Jr.

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

Celestina Cunha Fonseca DaSilva

Celestina Cunha Fonseca DaSilva, 74, died on Tuesday, Sept.18, at her home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny on Sept. 20, followed by interment on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Cemiterio Da Freguesia De Sao Jacinto, Aveiro, Portugal. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Celestina was born in Portugal and came to this country in 1967, settling in Newark. She lived in Kearny for the last 33 years. She is survived by her husband Jose Silva, children Nancy Wozniczko (Marek) and Joseph I. Silva (Priscilla); siblings Maria DaCunha, Celeste Nogueira, Rosa Cravo, Carlos DaFonseca and Isidro DaFonseca and her beloved grandchildren Brianna Silva and Jacob and Zoe Celetine Wozniczko.

Simon Hryhorowycz

Simon Hryhorowycz, 86, died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Clara Maas Continuing Care Center at West Hudson in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, on Sept. 21, followed by private entombment. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Simon was born in the Ukraine and came to this country when he was 35. He lived in Kearny for the last 50 years.

He worked for S.P. Penick in Lyndhurst for many years. Most recently, he drove for American & Foreign Auto Parts in North Arlington for the last five years.

He was an avid bowler.

He is survived by his stepson Peter Aleo and his wife Bonita and grandchildren Dana Aleo and Tina Ricciardi. He was predeceased by his wife Virginia (Pacella) Hryhorowycz.

Donations to a charity of your choice in Simon’s memory would be greatly appreciated.

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GRACE BIVONA

Grace (Gratzo) Bivona, 90, died on Sept. 11 in the Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Wednesday Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. Visiting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com

She was born in Old Forge, Pa., and lived in Harrison and Kearny before moving to Belford 35 years ago.

Grace is survived by her children Charles Bivona (Maureen) and Deborah Smith; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Charles “Ducky” Bivona and her granddaughter Theresa Nieves.

HAROLD “BUDDY” ECCLES

 

Harold “Buddy” Eccles, 81, of Toms River Township died on Monday, Sept. 10, at home.

Born Dec. 25, 1930 in Jersey City, he lived in Kearny, before moving to Toms River in 1980.

Harold served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korean War. He worked as a truck driver for Tose Trucking in Jersey City for 28 years, retiring in 1978.

He was a member of the Teamsters local 641 Jersey City, American Legion George Vanderveer Post 129, Toms River, The Old Guard, East Dover and the Dover Senior Center. Harold was also an instrumental member of the committee to change the name of Dover Township to Toms River Township. He was a huge Eagles Fan.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Rose M. (nee Blakitis); three daughters: Linda Gonzalez of Dover, Janice Ramos and Donna Tancordo, both of Toms River; a brother David A., of Lake Hiawatha, and a sister Jane Pezzino of New Mexico. He also raised three of his 10 grandchildren.: John, Christine, Jason, Michael, Christian, Sandi, Roseann, Diane, Jessica and Daniel and had 16 great-grandchildren who all loved him dearly.

Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River. His service and entombment were held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home and Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River, respectively. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM P. HEDDERMAN JR.

William P. Hedderman Jr., of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Aug. 13.

Born Dec. 24, 1939 in Newark, he was the son of the late William P. Hedderman Sr. and Margaret Hedderman (nee Gassert). Mr. Hedderman was raised in Harrison. He attended Holy Cross School and graduated in 1958 from St. Cecilia’s High School, Kearny.

Bill relocated to El Paso in the mid-1960’s. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1967. He was an octane specialist and petro-chem engineer for Standard Oil (Chevron), retiring in 1999 after 32 years of service for the company. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy the outdoors, hunting and fishing, while traveling in his RV. He cherished time with friends and family, and loved to reminisce about dates and events.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Frances Hedderman (nee Tracy); children William Hedderman III (Leann), Joseph Hedderman (Lidia) and Michele Hedderman (April). He was the proud grandfather of Joseph Jr., Jason, Ashley, Justin, Amanda (Kevin Devenport), and Elisabeth, and great-grandfather of Madalyn Devenport and Cameron Devenport; survived by his sister, Margaret Powell (Thomas) of Harrison, sisters-in-law Josie Tracy and Mary Ann Spohn, cherished nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, many cousins, his dear aunt Rosemary Moore of Harrison and uncle Joseph Kelley of Naples, Fla.

After services at St. Raphael’s Church, El Paso, his final resting place is Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

LOIS E. (FIELD) SMITH

Lois E. (Field) Smith, 89, a lifelong resident of Savannah, Ga., and most recently of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Sept., 9, at Ohio Valley Health Care in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Lois was born Feb. 10, 1923 in Kearny, a daughter of the late Amos and Sarah (Nichols) Field. She was a graduate of Kearny High School and also the Jersey City School of Nursing. She served in the Cadet Nursing Corps during World War II and spent most of her life as a public health nurse. She was also a homemaker who loved gardening, the ocean, and traveling. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years in Savannah, Ga. and a member of the Savannah Garden Club. She was Episcopal by faith.

She is survived by her sister, Ruth Duggan of Parkersburg, W.Va., along with numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-greatnieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Samuel W. Smith III; sister, Evelyn Johnston; brother, Robert Field, and nephew, David Johnston.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. Services were held previously at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, W.Va.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

EDWARD F. STYPUL

Edward F. Stypul died on Sept. 15 in St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was 90. Born in Harrison, he lived many years in Kearny and Florida before moving to Clifton two years ago.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Service and entombment will take place in Largo, Fla. under the direction of Moss Feaster Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Ed served in the Navy during WWII and went onto a career with the Department of the Air Force as a supply agent. He later worked for the Veteran Administration in Florida.

Husband of the late Alice (nee Collins), he is survived by his sons Ronald (Desa) Stypul and Bryan Stypul; his grandchildren Matthew (Sara), Amanda and Jason Stypul and Melissa (Matthew) Corey.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Polish National Home, 215 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, N.J. 07029.

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Robert Bajkowski

Robert Bajkowski died Sept. 9 at home. He was 79. Born in Eynon, Pa., he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Bloomfield 10 years ago.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 4-8 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Bob served in the Army from 1954-62 and was a retired mechanic from Leaseway in Port Newark. He was an avid fisherman and poker player.

Husband of the late Audrew (nee Lake), he is survived by his children and their spouses Robert L and Patricia Bajkowski and Richard and (Devorah) Bajkowski, his sister Ann Slowikowski and his grandchildren Christina, Robert and Joshua. His sister Loretta Renkart predeceased him.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The American Diabetes Foundation.

Dona Marie Boyle

Dona Marie Boyle, 88, of Kearny, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, at Clara Maass Hospital, Belleville.

Born in Fennville, Mich., she moved to Kearny in 1948. She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church and The Salvation Army Home League. Dona enjoyed her cats and taking pictures.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Alexander W., and her son, Alexander. Dona is survived by her four children: two daughters, Constance Foster and her husband, Herbert of Seattle, Wash., Joan Hodge and her husband, Douglas of Milltown; and two sons: Geoffrey of Santa Cruz, Calif., James and his wife, Michele of Kearny; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army, 28 Beech St., Kearny, N.J. 07032 or Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N.J., 07032. Cremation was private. A memorial service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, Kearny. The date has not yet been set.

Vera B. Cifelli

Vera B. Cifelli, (nee Bulger) entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 2, at home in Kearny. Formerly of Harrison, she was 90.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Vera was the beloved wife of the late Albert D. Cifelli (1993), proud and devoted mother of Kearny Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor Barbara Sherry and her late husband Dennis (2004) and Hudson County Freeholder Albert D. Cifelli, Esq. and his wife Joan Walsh Cifelli. She was the cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and dear sister of the late Thomas Bulger and his wife the late Agnes Wetzel Bulger.

Born in Harrison, Vera lived there for 76 years, moving to Kearny in 1998. She owned and operated Cifelli’s Restaurant, 440 Harrison Ave., Harrison, where she was affectionately known as “Mom” to everyone. She owned the restaurant for over 50 years with her late husband Albert D. Cifelli retiring in 1996.

Vera was proud of her Irish heritage and was selected Deputy Grand Marshall of the 1999 St. Patrick’s Day parade by the United Irish Associations of West Hudson. She was also the Matriarch of the Al Cifelli Association of Harrison.

Frances A. Farrow

Frances A. Farrow, (nee Biscobel), 88, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, at home. Born in Newark, she lived in Harrison for the last 49 years.

Frances worked as a secretary for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., Newark, for 17 years, retiring in 1988. Very active in her church, she was a member of Holy Cross Church’s Rosary Society. She was also a Eucharistic Minister who often brought Communion to the sick and homebound parishioners of the church.

Predeceased by her husband, Raymond V. Farrow, Sr. (1992) and a son, Raymond V. Jr., she is survived by her beloved children Richard, Valerie and James Farrow and Sue Ellen Matonis. She was the cherished grandmother of Mrs. Lisa Fairola, Eileen, Michael, Bridget and Jane Farrow. She was an aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her siblings Mrs. Marie Stanwise, Mrs. Eileen MaGee, Stanley J. Biscobel and Dorothy Egan.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Her Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

For those desiring, a donation may be made to Holy Cross Church, Harrison, in care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Frances.

Albert V. Goddard

Albert V. Goddard, formerly of Kearny, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94.

Born in Sheffield, England, Albert served in the British Royal Army during World War II, came to the United States in 1950 and settled in Kearny. He worked as a purchasing agent for Central Uniforms in Belleville. Albert was a long time member of the Triune and Copestone Masonic Lodge F&AM of Kearny.

Devoted husband of Elizabeth (Sang), he was the loving father of Irene Breiten and husband Rich and Allyson Graeme and husband Bob, dearest grandfather of Rick, Ken and James Breiten and Miranda and Courtney Graeme and beloved greatgrandfather of five.

A memorial gathering and prayer service were held on Sept. 8 at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home in Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1228 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J. 08755 or to North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, N.Y. 11050. For further information and to share a fond memory of Albert, please visit www.leberlakeside.com.

Viola Grusenski

Viola Grusenski died on Aug. 23 in Forest City , Pa. She was 91. Born in Eynon, Pa., she lived many years in Kearny before returning to Pennsylvania in 2006.

Private cremation and services were handled by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. Viola’s ashes will be interred with her husband at Barranacas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mrs. Grusenski loved to play bingo and to bake. Viola’s true joy in life was to watch and care for her beloved grandchildren.

Wife of the late Stanley, she is survived by her son Robert and his wife Katherine and her daughter-in-law Gail. Viola’s son Stanley, Jr. predeceased her. She is also survived by the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Jason, Keith, Kyle, Ryan (Elizabeth), Kathleen and Suzanne and her great-granddaughter Sophia.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Peters Prep, 144 Grand St., Jersey City, N.J.

Kenneth G. Neer Sr.

Kenneth G. Neer Sr., of Kearny, died on Sept. 6 at home. He was 83.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www armitagewiggins.com.

Ken worked many years ago at Monarch Savings and retired as the credit manager at West Hudson Hospital, both in Kearny. He joined the Marine Corps at the end of World War II.

He was a member of the Kearny Optimist Club and Copestone Ophir F. and A.M. He was past president of the Kearny High School Booster Club.

Husband of the late Gloria (nee Sluzis), he is survived by his children and their spouses Karen and Andy Jones, Gregory and Rita Neer, Lori and Doug Wiedman, Scott M. and Kathleen Neer and Kenneth G. Neer Jr.; five grand and two great-grandchildren and his devoted caregiver Bobby Donelan.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Kearny High School Booster Club.

Walter Robinson

Walter “Big Dog” Robinson, 65, died on Sept. 1 in Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial funeral mass on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny.

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

He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968.

Mr. Robinson was a truck driver for over 40 years most recently driving for U.P.S. He retired three years ago.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 560, Union City and the Scots-American Athletic Club of Kearny. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing Raritan Bay with his son.

Walter is survived by his wife Patricia (Narbut); his children Cheryl Ann Robinson and Walter Joseph Robinson; siblings Ann Marie O’Keefe and Kevin Robinson and his nephews Steven and Kevin O’Keefe. He was predeceased by his sister Judith Robinson.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Obituaries

Roger Cunningham

Roger W. Cunningham, 71, died on Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, with visitation continuing at the Giffin Funeral Home, Inc. 2807 North West Pike Capon Bridge, W.V., followed by interment at Green Lane Cemetery, Delray, WV. Please visit www.giffinfuneralhome. com to view the complete obituary.

Roger was born in Romney, W.V. and lived in Kearny for 25 years before moving to North Arlington, one year ago.

Mr. Cunningham worked at Schiffenhause Packaging Corp in Newark for many years. Later he drove for Harrison Cab Co. for 25 years.

He is survived by his daughters Cheri Yates (William), Tara Cunningham, Tammy Cunningham and Crystal Lariva (Elliot); sisters Geraldine Dawson, Janet Ludwig, Lois Smith and six grandchildren. He also leaves behind his companion Lois Mills and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Samuel W. Gavwrachinsky

Samuel W. Gavwrachinsky, 55, of Kearny died on Aug. 6 in Clara Maass Hospital.

Brother of Michael and Joseph Gavwrachinsky, Mary Ann Eager and the late Stephen.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Nugent

Mary Ann Nugent (nee Roman), 75, died on Aug. 24, at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in Harrison, she moved to North Arlington in 1963.

She is the beloved wife of the late Walter J.; the cherished mother of Cheryl Anderson, Walter Nugent III, and Christine Sanchez; the adored grandmother of Nicolas, Christopher, Grace, Julia, Brooke, Max and Emily and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 186 Ridge Road, North Arlington on Tuesday, Aug. 28, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. The interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, PO Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182.

John L. Storzum

John L. Storzum died on Aug. 22 at Clara Maass Hospital. He was 74.

Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in Kearny.

He is a retired office assistant from Genis Electrical Associates in No. Arlington.

John leaves behind many good friends at Spruce Terrace in Kearny. Private burial arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

Obituaries

Evelyn Demetroules

Evelyn Demetroules died Aug. 22 at her home. She was 80. Born in West New York, she lived in North Arlington before moving to Rutherford in 1981.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was in St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church, in Clifton. A burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, in Lyndhurst. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

After her father died, Evelyn, along with her mother, helped run the family Regency Dry Cleaning Business in North Arlington while attending Middle School. After graduating she became secretary to the President of Wallace and Tiernan in Belleville. She eventually left the work force to raise her family. Some years later she joined MD and Son Construction, a company founded by her husband Michael, as secretary for over 35 years. Evelyn and Michael owned Thoroughbred Champion Horses and were recipients of The N.J. Breeders Cup Award.

She is survived by her husband Michael and her children and their spouses Emmanuel and Claire Demetroules, Maria and Sam Karadimos and Elaine and Nick Economou. Also surviving are her grandchildren Jessica, Nicole, Katerina, Evan, Maria, Michael, Veronica and Kevin.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Alzheimers Research.

James Durning

 

James Durning died on Aug. 21 in Select Specialty Hospital in Rochelle Park. He was 83. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he has lived in Kearny for the past 52 years.

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

Jim served in the Royal Airforce and is a retired carpenter from Essex County Carpenters Local 1342. He is a Gold Card Member of the Irish American and Scottish American Clubs where he was active with the Golf and Shuffle Board teams. He was also a Celtic supporter.

Husband of the late Lily (nee McKinnon) he is survived by his children and their spouses Diane and Mike Gray, Elaine and John Fleck, Anne Marie and Jerry Coppola and Jim and Nancy Durning, his sisters Peggy Alessi and Katie Duffy and his grandchildren Andrew, Lindsay, Matthew, Carly, Haley, Adam, Julia and Lily; also surviving is his dear friend Betty.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Scottish American Club.

John Lawrence Goechius

Entrepreneur, lived in Harrison, 82

John (Jack) Lawrence Goetchius, Sr. passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 22. Jack was 82.

Jack was born and raised in Harrison, New Jersey and lived in Florham Park before moving back to Harrison 10 years ago where he ran Nat Anders Upholstery Supply.

Jack enjoyed traveling and always encouraged his family to see the world. He was a driven entrepreneur, a Korean War veteran, and a well-respected Newark city firefighter.

Jack is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Henrietta Goetchius, his siblings Jeane, Della, Myra, Arthur, and his beloved wife Dorothy. Jack is survived by his sister Peggy, his five children, nine grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Jack could always keep you busy with a story and knew how to keep a smile on your face. The many business ventures he experienced made him the knowledgeable and influential man we all knew and loved him to be. The world lost a great man in Jack Goetchius, but none will forget the impact he had on so many lives.

Arrangements were under the directions of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church. Entombment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to DAV, Wounded Warrior Project or AMVETS care of the funeral home in loving memory of Jack.

Filimina Janoski

Mrs. Filimina Janoski of Kearny died in the home of her grandson, Paul on Friday in Lititz, PA. She was 94.

She was born in East Newark and lived in Kearny for most of her life. She moved to Lititz during the final year of her life.

Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Filimina was married to Walter Janoski who died in 1994. Her son Walter Janoski died in 2007. She was a seamstress in her youth,then later became a homemaker after she married.

Surviving are three grandchildren Paul J. Janoski, Vincent J. Janoski and Mary Racioppi. And her great-grandchildren: Sebastian, Siera, Emily and Vincent Janoski, Sarah and Ryan Racioppi and Samantha Ayala.

Hayden J. Dorsett

A five-month-old North Arlington baby’s courageous fight for survival against heavy odds ended Thursday, Aug. 16.

Hayden Jeter Dorsett, son of Ady and Rob Dorsett, and brother of Jackson, succumbed to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a condition he was diagnosed at 20 weeks gestation, according to a website, “Hayden’s Heart,” created by his mother.

Hayden was also diagnosed with a coarctation of the aortic arch, the website said.

Within the first week of his birth, Hayden underwent open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Two additional heart operations followed, keeping him in and out of hospitals for much of his short life.

Doctors advised his family that the child’s condition “occurs in one out of every 10,000 births …. In Hayden’s case, the doctors have simply explained it as ‘bad luck.’’’

A family friend, Marcello Barria, owner of Mykonos Restaurant, of North Arlington, came to know the Dorsetts because they brought 3-year-old Jackson to the YMCA child care center on Ridge Road, near his eatery.

Barria said that Ady and Rob were both public school teachers in Union City.

By sharing the story and images of Hayden on the internet, “it touched so many people – probably thousands,” Barria added, judging from the responses posted on the website and a blog, Haydensheart.com, also created by Ady.

Hayden’s funeral was held Friday, Aug. 24, at the Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington. Hayden is survived by his parents and brother, in addition to grandparents Bob and Pam Smith of Williamsport, Pa., and Bob and Donna Dorsett of Ridgefield; great grandmother Jean DeNicola; aunts Tatum, Kristyn and Katie, uncles Craig, Ryan and Andy; and cousins Alex, Gabe, Preston and Kathrine.

According to the funeral home, the Dorsetts will welcome donations to help several heart foundations and organizations which have generously supported the family during their ordeal.

Obituaries

Gregory F. Ferdinand ‘Furgason’

Gregory F. “Furgason” Ferdinand died suddenly on Aug. 6 at his office in Newark. He was 61.

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

Greg was a lifelong musician and accomplished audio engineer. He was known by many as Greg Furgason in the music world. He was CEO of Power Play Networks in Newark.

He is survived by his loving wife Marylou Flaherty, loving daughter Lauren “Lori” Ferdinand, his loving mother Anne (nee Bonanno) and brother Dr. Francis Ferdinand. He was predeceased by his brothers Jeffrey and Kevin.

Adele B. Gancarz

Adele B. Gancarz, 90, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Born in Newark, she was a life-long resident of Harrison.

Adele worked for Westinghouse, Harrison, for many years. She was a member of the Harrison Senior Citizens.

She was predeceased by her son, Robert Gancarz and her parents Katarzyna and Bronislaw Szydlowski. Adele is survived by her nieces and nephews. Funeral services were private under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.

To send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Olympia ‘Lee’ Landy

Olympia “Lee” Landy, (nee Angelo), 94, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13. Born in Harrison, she was a life-long resident.

She was a homemaker and was very active in St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark, and a member of St. Anthony’s Rosary Society.

Lee was also a member of the Rodino Society, Newark. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Landy (1986), her daughter Carole L. Pastore (2003) and her son Thomas O. Landy(1999). Lee is survived by her sons Anthony C. and Joseph S. Landy; her grandchildren Theresa Andrade, Maria Bradley, Lisa Della Vecchia (2010), Thomas O. Landy, Pamela McGrath, Danae Noonan, Cristine Greco, Taylor Landy, Toni-Marie Landy, Nicole Landy, Alyssa Landy, and Gianna Landy; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to The Valerie Fund for Children with Cancer or the Multiple Sclerosis Society c/o of the funeral home in memory of Lee.