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Obituaries

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Ellen T. Murphy Cicchino

Ellen T. Murphy Cicchino, 71, of Toms River, passed away Monday, April 2, at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch.

She was born in Newark and lived in Kearny before moving to Toms River 14 years ago.

Ellen worked in the accounts payable department for the Archdiocese of Newark and spent 31 years as an accounting department executive for Continental Insurance in Newark, Piscataway and New York City before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Toms River.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Anne Murphy and her sister Roseanne Barton. She is survived by her loving husband John Cicchino (Buddy) of Toms River and his children John Cicchino III of Neptune Beach, Fla., Catherine Fowlie of Concord, N.C., Suzanne Cicchino of Toms River; her brother John (Jackie) Murphy of Harrison; her niece Kimberly Barton of North Arlington; her nephew John Barton of Harrison; seven grandchildren Kristen, Erik, Maxwell, Angela, Neil, Andrew and Charlie. Viewing was held on Tuesday April 3, and Wednesday April 4, at DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home, 119 Union Ave., Lakehurst, with a funeral mass at St. Johns Church, Lakehurst followed by a committal service at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

 Silvana DeOliveira

Silvana (Corsi) DeOliveira, 47 died on Wednesday April 4, in the St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held on April 7 in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Ave., Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Silvana was born in Brazil, immigrating to this country at age 4.  She lived in Newark before moving to Kearny in 1988.

She was employed as an accounts payable clerk for Care Station in Linden for four years.

Silvana is survived by her beloved children Stephanie and Richard DeOliveira; parents Antonio and Maria (Ottoboni) Corsi; sister Sonia Hill and her husband James and niece Sarah Marie Hill. She was predeceased by her sister Sylvia Corsi.

 

John Gallagher 

John “Jack” Gallagher, 76 died on Friday April 6, in the St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com

Jack was born in Dundonald, Scotland, and immigrated to this country in 1963 settling in Kearny. He served for the British Army in the Republic of Malta from 1952 until 1954.

He was a union painter employed by IUPAT Local 1004 in Bloomfield for 40 years retiring 14 years ago.

Mr. Gallagher was a proud member of the Scotts American Athletic Club and the Irish American Club both of Kearny.

He is survived by his wife Margaret “Rita” (Murray); his children Angela Sylvester (Anthony), Jacqueline Boyle and John C. Gallagher; his siblings Kathleen Gallagher, Sheila McGinn (Ian) and his grandchildren Alyssa, Amanda and Andrea Sylvester and William J. Boyle.

He was predeceased by his brothers Anthony and David and his sister Eileen Mullen.

 

Euphemia ‘Fay’ Hill

Euphemia “Fay” Hill (nee Hunter), died on April 3 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic. She was 83. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Colonia before moving to Lyndhurst 53 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny.  A funeral service was held on Monday, April 9, in the funeral home. The service will begin at 11 a.m. and burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Fay was an executive secretary for Arbitron in New York City and was very involved with the Rutherford Bible Chapel.

Wife of the late Benjamin, she is survived by her children Kathie Di Lascio, Jane Gabriele and Douglas, David and Evelyn Hill. She was the sister of Marjorie Mitchell, Robert Hunter and the late Roberta Zine. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren. Fay was predeceased by her son Benjamin and his children Benjamin and Mary Hill.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Gideons.

 

George Henry Horn

George Henry Horn, 68, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., formerly of Kearny, passed away from pancreatic cancer on March 26.

Born in Newark, George resided in Kearny, and after graduating from Kearny High School, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. George was part owner in Towne Clothiers and was married to the former Doreen Ostrom. He later lived in New York City and Laguna Niguel, Calif., before settling in Rancho Mirage. George was a sales representative for Vintners International, a Bronco Wines Corp.

George is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Jonathan Brown; a sister, Barbara Lindsay of West Orange.; five nephews Hugh Lindsay of West Orange, Andrew Lindsay of West Orange, Charles Horn of Denville, David Horn of Forked River, Robert Horn of Brick; and a niece Catherine Bochantin of Jefferson and their families.

George was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Helen Horn, and a brother, Charles Horn Jr.

Services will be held April 10 in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Elsye E. Lamego

Elsye E. Lamego, Ti, 85, passed away on March 27.

Born in Danbury, Conn., she resided in Kearny for 60 years.

She worked in accounting at the Star Ledger for 40 years. She was a volunteer at West Hudson Hospital, a parishioner of St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, and a member of Henrietta Benstead senior Citizen’s Monday and Thursday clubs and also a league bowler in North Arlington.

She was the beloved sister of Danny Lamego (Betty), and the late Theresa L. Nunes (Mario), loving aunt of Kathy Baker (Barry), Marion Narucki (Leon), Janet Basile (Joe), Sandy Nunes (Lu), Danny Lamego Jr. (Carmelita) and many great-nieces and nephews. All who knew her loved and respected her. She was known at work and by family as an angel on earth and a saint by many. She was a very charitable person and will be missed greatly by all.

 Sophie Lombarski

Sophie Lombarski, (nee Gulan), 88, formerly of Harrison passed away on Saturday, April 7.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Thursday, April 12, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church.  Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.  Friends may call on Wednesday, April 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. For directions, information to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Sophie was born in Carteret, the daughter of the late Florian and Maryann and beloved wife of the late Rudolph.

She was a member of the Polish American Women’s Club of Harrison, St. Theresa Society, Polish American Center Women’s Auxillary of Harrison and a life member of the Harrison / East Newark Elks Lodge.

 

Teresa Porfido

Teresa Porfido (nee Kish) died on April 4 in Cedar Grove. She was 92. Born in Brownsville, Pa., she lived in Florida and Woodland Park.

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

Wife of the late Michael, she is survived by her sons and their spouses John and Judy Porfido and Richard and Kathy Porfido; also surviving are her grandchildren Richard, David, Christopher and Jonathan Porfido and her great-grandchildren Rebecca, Emily and Julia.

 Robert Edmund Torrance III

Robert Edmund Torrance III, died on Sept. 24, 2011 in Florida Memorial Hospital. He was 81. Born in East Orange, he lived many years in Kearny. He retired to Encampment, Wy., and Datona Beach, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April  21, in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Bob’s ashes will be interred in the family plot at Arlington Cemetery in Kearny. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

A 1948 Kearny High School Graduate he earned an associates degree at Farleigh Dickenson University and a bachelor degree at Maryville College. He married Carol Louise Schade on June 28, 1958 and they raised their family together in Kearny while Bob worked in the engineering Department of Acme Supermarkets, purchasing store equipment. He also worked in real estate and ran his bookkeeping business from his home before his retirement.

Bob was an elder, choir member and treasurer at the First Presbyterian Church in Kearny as well as being active with the West Hudson South Bergen Optimist Club. After moving to Wyoming, he became very involved with the Presbyterian Church serving as an elder and finance committee chairman. He enjoyed singing in the Encampment Community Choir and volunteering at the Encampment Museum where he served on its board of directors. His interests included keeping up with current events over morning coffee with his friends at the Sagebrush Senior Center in Encampment. He had an undying love for all things related to airplanes. A recent highlight of his life was a ride on a World War II B17 Bomber.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol, his three children, Robin Wintersen-Stock of New Mexico, Robert E. IV of New Jersey, and son John with Gina, of Colorado. His grandchildren are Mike Machado, Mamina Cordova, Sidhu Wintersen-Stock and Emmet and Teague Torrance. He has four great-grandchildren. His surviving sister Carol Lundquist is of Glen Rock,

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Grand Encampment Museum, P.O Box 43, Encampment, Wyoming 82325. Arrangements were handled by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

 

Obituaries

Joseph Domerstad

Joseph Domerstad, 66, died on Saturday March 31, in the Community Medical Center, Toms River.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Joseph was born in Newark and lived in Kearny for many years before moving to Toms River one year ago.

Along with his beloved wife Judy, Joe owned and operated Judy and Joe’s Cleaning Company of Kearny for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Judy (Mercuro); his loving children Jody, Nancy and Brian Domerstad and his godchildren Nicole and Melissa Bannon.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to DRIVE4COPD at www.drive4copd.org.

 

Catherine M. Kaman

Catherine M. Kaman (nee Knapp) died on March 31 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic. She was 53. Born in Hackensack, she lived in Union City before moving to Lyndhurst 35 years ago.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, April 4, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Queen of Peace Church and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Cathy is survived by her husband Michael Kaman, her parents John and Gloria Knapp, her children Michael J., Robert A. and Melissa C. Kaman her brothers and sisters John, Barbara and Michael Knapp and Debbie Paparelli and her grandson Mason. She was predeceased by her brother Richard Knapp.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

 

Lidia Naranjo

Lidia Naranjo, (nee Palacios), 88, of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, March 29. The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Thursday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer service at the funeral home, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m.

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

Lidia was born in Cuba, the daughter of the late Ramon and Maria and beloved wife of the late Carlos (2004).

She is survived by her sons Carlos and her daughter-in-law Clara, and Gilbert and his wife Fanny, and her cherished grandsons Carlos and his wife Lisa and Alex and his wife Michelle. She is also a great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren

Please omit flowers and make donations to the family in care of the funeral home for services in memory of Lidia.

 

Vincent J. Pierandozzi

Vincent J. Pierandozzi died on March 25 in North Broward Hospital in Pompino, Fla. He was 80. Born in Bristol, Pa., he lived in North Arlington before moving to Florida in 1997.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A service was held on Friday, March 30, at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Vincent enlisted in the U.S Army during the Korean War. He was a self-employed furniture repair technician in Kearny and currently worked in security for Allegiance in Boca Roton, Fla.

He is survived by his wife Carole Pierandozzi and children Vincent and Rita Pierandozzi and Lisa Ciccia. He was the brother of Linda, Laura and Peter Pierandozzi, Rita Lo Presti, Josephine Cavalie and Beatrice Dunlap; also surviving are many grand and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

 John R. Smith

John R. Smith died on March 31at home. He was 77. Born in Glasgow, Scotland he immigrated to Canada and moved to Kearny 40 years ago.

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

John was a retired machine mechanic from Kleer Kast in Kearny. He was also a member of the Scots American Club. John is the husband of Sadie (nee Shivers), father of Donna Woups and the late Helen Smith; brother of the late Donald, he is also survived by his grandchildren Mandi, Chelsie, Ross and Sarah.

Obituaries

James David Graham

James “Jimmy” Graham, 52, lifelong resident of East Newark, entered into eternal rest on March 20 and is now joined with his mother the late Joan (1995).

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held at Christ Church, Harrison. Interment was at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. For information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

James graduated from Harrison High School in 1977 and was employed at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital as the assistant fire chief for the facility.

He is a member and former trustee of the Harrison East Newark Elks (who held services at 7:30 p.m. Friday) and past President of the Ray Graham Association. He also served on the East Newark Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was one of the youngest members of the N.J. State Fireman Exempt Association. He is survived by his loving father Raymond D., Sr. and his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Raymond, Jr. and his wife Monica, Kathleen Ahearn and her husband James, Thomas and his wife Maura, Linda Carson and her husband Robert, Joseph and his wife Daphne. Kenneth and his wife Dawn. He is also survived by his nieces Danielle and Kelsey.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Christ Episcopal Church, Harrison.

Ann Kostrzewski

Mrs. Ann Kostrzewski, (nee Yesalavich), 97 of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, March 21.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, March 26, at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Born in Eynon, Pa., Ann (Rhea) moved to New York City before settling permanently in Harrison. She was employed by Hyatt’s in Harrison and General Motors in Clark before her retirement.

Mrs. Kostrzewski was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Ewa Yesalavich, her first husband Nicholas Moraites, and her second husband of 54 years, Stanley Kostrzewski, her sisters Mary Prebula, June Houser and Nellie Wraga and her brothers John, Frank and Edward. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Ann requested that a special thank you be given to her nephew John Prebula, for the many years of loving care shown to her and her late husband Stanley.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of gourmet cooking. We will miss you. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warrior’s in memory of Ann in c/o the funeral home.

Vincent P. Kozlusky

Vincent P. Kozlusky, 80, of Harrison, formerly of Kearny, passed away on Wednesday, March 21.

The funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Saturday, March 24, followed by interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Vincent was born in Pennsylvania, the son of the late William and Mary and the husband of the late Joan (1995).

He worked 26 years for the U.S. Postal Office, Kearny Branch and retired in 1986.

He is survived by his nephew Robert P. Kozlusky.

Vincent is predeceased by his brother Robert J. Kozlusky.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in memory of Vincent c/o the funeral home.

Frederick J. Listwan

Frederick J. Listwan, 87, a lifelong resident of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, March 22, at home.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Marion (nee:Wasowski) and loving children, Judith, Joseph, Eugene and his wife Patricia and Kenneth. He was the cherished grandfather to Kristen and Eugene Bryant and dear uncle to many nieces, nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish and a member of the Parish Honor Guard, and former member of the parish choir. He was also a Life Member of Our Lady of Grace Council # 402, and the Monsignor Doane, General Assembly, Knights of Columbus.

Fred was born in Readington Township to the late John and Felicia Listwan and was an honorably discharged Army Veteran who served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He retired from ITT Federal Avionics and later retired from Harrison Housing Authority.

Fred was an avid sportsman who played soccer and softball in many leagues. He also enjoyed bowling and golf.

Fred was predeceased by his brothers, Edward, Albert, Charles, Theodore and George; his sisters Agnes Adamkiewicz and Marie.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

For those desiring, the family request contributions to the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Retirement Fund or Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, in memory of Fred c/o Mulligan Funeral Home.

Margaret Manley

Margaret Manley died on March 23 in Belgrove Post Acute Center in Kearny. She was 87.

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

Margaret was a member of the Woman’s Army Corps during World War II and was trained as a registered nurse. She worked at St. Michael’s Medical Center for 55 years.

She is survived by her children Margaret Wassong and Daniel J. Manley; her sister-in-law Cathy Malloy, grandchildren Michael, Kirk Jr., and Jennifer Wassong, Daniel L. Manley, Donna Lee Ford and Tiffany Garcia; her great-grandchildren A.J., Lexi, Mary and Frances; aunt of Buddy, Danny and Michael Malloy. She was predeceased by her brothers and sister John, Daniel and Dorothy Malloy.

Rose M. Sturchio

Rose M. Sturchio (nee Landi) died on March 24 in Jersey Shore Medical Center. She was 88. Rose was born and lived in Harrison for most of her life. She moved to Middletown eight years ago.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mrs. Sturchio worked in sales for Macy’s, Gloria Vanderbilt and The Clover Shop. She was a member of The St. Anthony Choir in East Newark and was a past president of The Essex Catholic Prep Mother’s Club.

Wife of the late Harry, she is survived by her children and their spouses Val and Janice Sturchio, David and Barri Sturchio, Rita and Billy Gerris and Thomas and Cheryl Sturchio and her grandchildren Tina, Jessica, David, Daniel, Kimberly, Lauren and Thomas and his wife Jacklyn; also surviving is Rose’s niece Josephine Sturchio Williams, along with several other nieces and nephews.

Obituaries

Thomas G. Buck

Thomas G. Buck, 70, died on Saturday, March 3, at the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Buck lived in Manhattan before moving to North Arlington 36 years ago. He worked as a broker for Lehman Brothers in New York City, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of the Arlington Players Club in Kearny. He served in the United States Army National Guard from 1964 to 1970.

He was the beloved husband of Catherine Buck (nee Brennan); the devoted father of Thomas G. Buck II, and dear brother of Marilyn Weigner and John Buck.

Visitation was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Thursday, March 8, followed by a private cremation.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Peter’s Prep, 144 Grand St., Jersey City, N.J. 07302.

Mildred (Pacheco) Capella

Mildred (Pacheco) Capella, 82, died on Sunday, March 11, 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 in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Interment followed at Rosedale Cemetery, Linden. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Mildred was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in the Williamsburg section for many years. She moved to Kearny in 2010. Mrs. Capella was a laborer for Leviton Electrical in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for 19 years, retiring 22 years ago.

She is survived by her husband Albert J.; children Jo-Ann Capella-Jimenez and Joseph Capella; sister of Margaret Laboy and grandmother of Mildred Marie Cuevas.

She was predeceased by her daughter Theresa Capella in 1990.

Richard J. DiMurro Sr.

Richard J. DiMurro Sr., 82, lifelong resident of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 12.

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

Richard is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years Rita; his loving children Gregory and his wife Patricia, Donna Harris and her husband Edward and Gina Tipton and her husband William; cherished grandfather of Ceallaigh, Diarmad and Deaglan DiMurro, Thomas and James Harris, Benjamin and Samuel Tipton; dear brother of Carmella Rada and loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Richard is predeceased by his son Richard, Jr., brother Benedict, sisters Mary Petti, Giovanna King and Nickoleona Behney.

Please kindly omit flowers and make donations to St. Jude Children’s hospital c/o of the funeral home in memory of Richard.

Wilfredo ‘Freddie’ Guevarez Sr.

Wilfredo “Freddie” Guevarez Sr., 60, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 14.

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

Son of the late Flora, Freddie was born in Puerto Rico. He worked for the Town of Harrison, the Township of Maplewood and Holy Cross School in the maintenance department for over 20 years.

Freddie is survived by his ever-loving father Felix, his devoted wife Maureen (nee Baranowski), loving children Wilfredo Freddie III and his wife Jennie, Maximo and his wife Jill, Felix and his wife Lindsay, his step-daughters Melissa, Tammy and Heather Sak. He was the cherished grandfather of Brianna Corcoran, Madison, Lexi, Reese and Jaxon; dear brother of Harry and his wife Kirsys and James.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Institute c/o of the funeral home in memory of Wilfredo.

Edward S. Krupinski

Edward S. Krupinski died on March 14. He was 88. Born in West Virginia, he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 45 years ago.

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

Edward is a retired dock worker from Branch Motor Trucking in Newark.

Husband of the late Vicki (Wolowitz), he is survived by his brother and sisters Stanley Krupinski, Stella Delli Santi and Agnes Santos. He is also survived by his nephew Joseph Krupinski along with many other nieces and nephews.

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

Helen C. Kulesa

Helen C. Kulesa (nee: Kazmierski) 92, of Kearny, on Wednesday, March 14.

Helen was born in West Virginia the daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Kazmierski and the beloved wife of the late Frank (1991). As a child she was raised in Scranton, P.a., and then had moved to Harrison where she worked as a seamstress for Natalie Green in East Newark. During World War II she made uniforms for the U.S. Government Armed Forces. Helen lived in Kearny for the past 60 years and has lived a full and fruitful life; her memory will be memorialized in the hearts of all her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving children Helen F. Kulesa, Ann Rekuc and Lori Zawacki, and her husband Michael; cherished grandmother of Donna Krusznis, and her husband Michael, Steven Rekuc, Jennifer Goodeman, and her husband Jason, David and Allison Rekuc, adored great-grandmother of Michael and Drew Krusznis, dear sister of Walter Kazmierski, Bernice Polukort and Edward Kazmierski.

Helen is predeceased by her brother Frank Kazmierski and sister Mary Ogorzat.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scranton, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army in her memory. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Edward Mulvanerton

Edward Mulvanerton died on March 15 in Bayonne Medical Center. He was 58. Born in Jersey City, he moved to Kearny in 1979.

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 online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Ed, known as Eddie Moe, was a mechanic and truck driver for Tug and Barge Dry Dock in Jersey City. He had a great passion for motorcycles and was a member of various biker clubs and owned Able Motor Cycle and Driving School.

Husband of the late Concetta (nee Brown) “Connie”, he is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Edith and Martin O’Malley and Frank and Barbara Brown. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Kathy Mattoon, Joanne Gouveia, Robert O’Malley, Cheryl Beech and Aurora Galaris and their families.

Herman C. Siemer Jr.

Herman C. Siemer Jr. died on March 11. He was 81. Born in Kearny, he moved to North Bergen four years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Fairmount Cemetery in Newark.

Mr. Siemer worked for the IRS and was a member of Copestone Ophir Lidge in Kearny. He is survived by his sister in law Josephine Siemer and his two nieces Lila Zimmerman and Lisa Siemer. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Grace United Methodist Church in Kearny.

Helen V. Smith

Helen V. Smith died on March 14 at home. She was 87. Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny for many years.

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

Wife of the late John, she is survived by her children and their spouses Karen McClure, Kenneth J. (Arlene) Smith, Irene Connolly, Kathryn (Jack) Mount, Robert (Kathlene) Smith and Annamarie Smith. Sister of Irene Kryspin and Alfred (Arlene) Kryspin Also surviving are her grandchildren Michele, Dana, Kristen, Jamie, Lisa, John, Kyle, Kourtney, Kelsey, Karlee, Michael, Ryan and Stephanie and her great grandchildren Riley, Emily and Andrew along with many nieces and nephews.

Obituaries

Mildred A. Breheny

Mildred A. Breheny (nee: Butler), 77, lifelong resident of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9.

Millie was born in Newark, the daughter of the late William and Mildred. She had worked for the Harrison Board of Education for 20 years, and was honored with the privilege of being the only mother to give birth to triplets, Ann, Millie, and Frank, at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny.

Millie was the loving mother to six children Thomas Raczynski and his wife Patricia, Ann Czyzyk and her husband Richard, Millie Falkner and her husband George, and Frank Raczynski and his wife Barbie, and the late William Raczynski and Dr. John Racine, Phd.; cherished grandmother to Michael, Carl and Noelle Raczynski and Katelyn and Steven Czyzyk, and loving aunt of Mary Glancy and Tom Woods Jr.

Millie was predeceased by her first husband John Raczynski, second husband James Breheny, and her sister Mary Woods.

Friends may call at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A 10 a.m. funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday March 14, at the Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Aubra Brett

Aubra Brett (nee Winder) died on March 7 in Milford Manor Nursing Home in West Milford. She was 90.

Born in Kearny, she lived most of her life in North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

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 Arlington Cemetery.

Aubra was a supervisor at Prudential in Newark for 40 years before retiring.

Wife of the late Jack Brett, she is survived by her sister Betty J. Christie along with many dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert and Theodore Winder.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the North Arlington Volunteer Fire Dept Company c/o the funeral home or Alzheimer’s research. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

Athanasios Efstathiou

Athanasios Efstathiou died on March 3. He was 96.

Born in Lidorikion, Greece, he lived in New York City before moving to Kearny in 1957.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

Mr. Efstathiou was a physicist with RCA in Princeton. He was very active in St. Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church in Union and was a member of The Order of A.H.E.P.A.

He is survived by his wife Bess, his daughter Penny and her husband Kevin and his grandson Athan.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Dimitrios, 721 Rahway Ave., Union, N.J.

Arthur W. Fucetola Sr.

Arthur W. Fucetola Sr. died on March 7 in Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa. He was 86.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny and Roseland before moving to Emmaus, Pa.

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

Mr. Fucetola was a Shriner and served in the Army during WWII and is a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He owned Fucetola Brothers Builders and Developers and was the building administrator for G and S Logistics in Harrison.

He is survived by his wife Diane (nee Hevey) and his former wife Marie (nee Nafus), his children and their spouses Arthur W., Jr. and Linda Fucetola, Robert A. and Donna Fucetola, Carl and Donna Fucetola, Carla and Kyle Brock, Daniel Fucetola, Donald and Nickole Fucetola and Doree Fucetola, his step children Paul and Jill Howarth and Roxanne and Barry Kinder and his brothers Joseph, Ralph and Fred Fucetola. Also surviving are 17 grand and 12 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to PSPCA, 350 East Erie Ave. Philadelphia, Pa., 19134. www.PSPCA.org/support.

Stanley Eugene Gorski

Stanley Eugene Gorski, 41, of Lavallette, died on Monday March 5.

Born in Belleville, he lived in Harrison, before moving to Lavallette seven years ago.

Stanley is predeceased by his wife Carol. He is survived by his parents Patricia and her husband Tom, and Stanley J. (Tex) Gorski and his wife Lucy; his daughter Tiffany, sons Jacob and Kyle. One step-son Shawn Mowla; his sister Patricia Deosaran (Harry), Cassandra Sgro, and brother Jarrod Gorski (Irene). He was brother-in-law to Ted Guis (Robbin), uncle to Michaelena, Elizabeth, Liliana, Jaclyn, Joshua, Zachary, Brandi, Samantha and Kimberly, also a great uncle to Gabriel and Bryant. He has numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his lifelong best friend Jack Valente.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 11, at the Union Church of Lavallette. Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 706 Rt. 35, Lavallette. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Stanley’s children, make donations payable to The Gorski Children’s Fund, and mailed to Gorski Children’s Fund, c/o Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River, NJ 08755. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com

Theodore J. Granda

Theodore J. Granda died suddenly at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital on March 9. He was 83.

Born in Jersey City, he lived many years in North Arlington before moving to Weehawken two years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in The Christian Apostolic Church, 77 Wallace St., Belleville. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Ted was a retired manager from Star Expansion in Mountainville, N.Y. and was very involved with the Christian Apostolic Church.

He is the husband of the late Stella (Leonardo) and is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Granda-Argianas (Christopher) and Stephanie Granda. He also leaves behind his beloved granddaughter Lili Mei.

Lena Elizabeth Hayes

Lena Elizabeth Hayes (nee Bender), 72, passed away on Thursday, March 8.

Mrs. Hayes was born on June 13, 1939, in Orange. In the 1970’s, Lena and her late husband Joseph Hayes moved to Kearny, where she remained a long-term resident. She enjoyed spending time with family, going to the movies, long walks around town and attending church functions.

She is survived by her brother George Bender of Kearny; son John Hayes of Kearny; son and daughterin- law Michael and Kimberly Hayes of Lyndhurst; and by her two loving grandchildren Michael and Anthony Hayes.

A Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., Kearny.

Betty Ann Moore

Betty Ann Moore, 70, of Wall and Kearny, passed away Monday, March 5, at her Wall home with her family by her side.

Betty Ann was born and raised in Jersey City, graduating from St. Mary’s Grammar and High School in Jersey City. She lived in Carteret for a few years before moving to Kearny in 1977. Betty was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. She was a teacher’s aide in Lincoln Middle School and a member of the PTA at Roosevelt Elementary School both of Kearny. Betty Ann liked to garden, read, travel and taking care of her pets.

Betty Ann was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Anna DeGregorio and a brother Salvatore DeGregorio. She is survived by he r husband of 42 years Eugene Moore; a son Anthony Moore of Hoboken; a brother Emmanuel DeGregorio and his wife Virginia of Wall. Her cousin Bina Kistulinec and her husband Edward of Hillsborough; three nieces Deana and Pete Campisi and their son Christian, Renee Burkett and Gina and Robert Leete and their children Robert and Hannah. Betty Ann’s dear friends Jimmy Freda and Kim of Lyndhurst and her Kearny Coffee Clutch Donna Parry, Carolee Petti, Roseanne Lucarelli and Marlene DePasquale.

Arrangements were by Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan. A funeral Mass was held on Thursday, March 8, in St. Rose Church, Belmar, followed by interment at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 650309 Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. To send condolences to the family, visit www.orenderfamilyfamilyhome.com.

Virginia C. Rizzolo

Virginia C. Rizzolo died on March 5 in Mountainside Hospital. She was 66. Born in Newark she lived in North Arlington the past 17 years.

Visitation was at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Virginia was a choir member and Eucharist minister at Queen of Peace. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Lucy Battista. She is survived by her husband John A. Rizzolo and stepmother Josephine Battista. She was the mother of Lucille M., John F., Joseph A. and, Michael L., Rizzolo and sister of Louis Battista and the late Rocco; also surviving is her grandson Nicholas.

Elizabeth H. White

Elizabeth H. White (nee Wetmore) died on March 8 in The Hackensack Hospice. She was 78. Born in Kearny, she was a lifelong resident.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Betty was a human resource manager for Valley National Bank in Kearny and Wayne before retirement. She is active with the Woman’s Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 1302 in Kearny.

Wife of James D. White, she is survived by her children and their spouses James E. and Victoria, Glenn W. and Edith, Donald and Linda and David J. and Leigh White. She was the sister-in-law of Carol Wetmore and is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her brother Ben Wetmore.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 Second Street 2nd floor Hackensack, N.J. 07601 or e-mail jshah@humed.com

Dorothy A. Wetzel Wills

Dorothy A. Wetzel Wills, 91, of Cedar Grove, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 3, following a long illness.

An funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, March 7, at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave. , Harrison. Dorothy was laid to rest with her parents at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Wetzel, she was born and raised in Harrison and was the youngest of eight children. She resided in Jersey City with her late husband Robert and was active with the Retired Senior Volunteers and the Hudson County Mental Health Association Senior Volunteers.

Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Robert T.; her brother Frederick Wetzel and her sisters: Matilda Gerlach, Gertrude Woods, Theresa McCann, Agatha Jacobus, Marie Dolan and Agnes Bulger. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Please kindly omit flowers and make donations to the Hudson County Mental Health Association, 3000 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 305, Jersey City, N.J. 07306. For directions, information, or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.