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Obituaries

Michael Ache

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

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

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

Elvira Castellano

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

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

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

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

Lillian Davidson

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

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

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

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

Frank Gogal

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

Frank was born in Kearny and was a lifelong resident.

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

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

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

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

William Lotzer

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

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

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

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

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

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

H.Leslie McCurrie

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

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

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

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

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

Rose Russomano

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

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

Rose owned The 31 Club in Harrison for many years.

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

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

Obituaries

Mark Alday

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

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

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

Pablo Andres Fernandez

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth W. Martin

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

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

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

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

KaSnyderFuneralHome. com.

John R. “Jack” Mooney

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

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

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

He served in the Army from 1960 until 1962

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

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

Olga O’Donnell

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

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

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

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

 

Richard W. Walingavich

 

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries

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.

Obituaries

Eva Helen Benecki

Eva Helen Benecki (nee Moreski), 65, passed away at the Regent Care Center in Hackensack, on Friday, March 2. She was born in Newark and lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 37 years ago.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny.

Eva was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Wife of the late Robert John Benecki, she was the beloved daughter of the late Otto and Tessie Moreski; loving mother of Deborah Cauwels (Joseph), Nancy and Cheryl Benecki; dear grandmother of Robert Manella and Joseph Root.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Wednesday, March 7, at 9 a.m. at the Shaw- Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com

Anthony Petroski

Anthony Petroski died on March 4 in Beth Israel Hospital in Newark. He was 84. Born in Pennsylvania, he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington eight years ago.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Tony served in The Army and was stationed in the Philippines. He worked for Economy Book Binding in Kearny, then for the Postal Service in Clifton. He was a member of the Belleville Elks. He is survived by his wife Snookie (nee Fierro) and his sons Frank and Richard Petroski.

In lieu of flowers. kindly consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or ALFA Development, 39 Oak Ridge Road, New Foundland, N.J. 07435.

Elizabeth Greenock Chatellier

Elizabeth Greenock Chatellier, 83, of Chestertown, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown.

Elizabeth G. Chatellier was born November 8, 1928, in Newark, the daughter of the late James Greenock and Marian (Shields) Greenock. Mrs. Chatellier was a 1946 graduate of Kearny High School. She then attended secretarial school for one year. Mrs. Chatellier held several jobs throughout her life; one of her first jobs was as an information operator for the phone company. After moving to Chestertown, she worked at Washington College for several years before taking a job with the State of Maryland Judiciary System as a secretary. In 1992 she retired after 13 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Chatellier was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society. She loved to read true crime and mystery novels, enjoyed cats, cooking and had a love for words and vocabulary. She was always well spoken and well respected among her friends and colleagues.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Catherine Sutherland in 1995.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Donald M. Chatellier of Chestertown, Md., her son, Dana S. Chatellier and wife Michelle of Bear, Del., her daughter, Ellen M. Stevens and husband Bill of Chestertown, Md., one stepgranddaughter, Jacqueline Donaldson of Bear, Del., two step-great grandchildren, a special niece, Catherine Sutherland of New York City and numerous other beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 5-7pm at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road Chestertown, Md.. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the Washington College Crew Program c/o Dr Mike Davenport, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, Md. 21620. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.fhnfuneralhome.com

Pilar Vazquez

Pilar Vazquez died on March 2 at home. She was 85. Born in Argentina, she lived in Spain before moving to Kearny in 1963.

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 was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. To leave an online condolence, visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Andres Vazquez, she is survived by her children and their spouses Rosa and Aniceto Maza, Antonio Vazquez, Manuela and Jose Duarte and Andres and Aliny Vazquez; sister of Jose Iglesias and Bladina Fernandez; also surviving are her grandchildren Christopher, Steven, Laura, Nicole, Andrea and Michael and her great-grandchildren Lucas, Marcus, Gabriella and Valentina.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Barnabas Hospice, Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Obituaries

Eleanor Jablonski

Eleanor Jablonski died on Feb. 17. She was 86.

Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny before moving to Pt. Pleasant 27 years ago.

Private arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

She is survived by her husband Francis and her children Janice Riepe and Frank, Ray and John Jablonski and seven grandchildren.

Julia C. Petrocelli

Julia C. Petrocelli (nee Hernon), 81, died on Feb. 21 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in New York City, Mrs. Petrocelli lived in North Arlington for the past 42 years.

She was the beloved wife of Vincent T.; the cherished mother of Catherine Venezia of Cedar Knolls and her husband the late Louis, Richard Petrocelli of Lyndhurst and his wife, Kathi, Sandra Cuozzo of Ridgefield Park and her husband Joseph, and Joan Petrocelli Doumas of Midland Park and her husband George; the adored grandmother of Louis John, Michael, Stephanie, Mark, Kevin, Joseph, Vincent, Nicholas, Evan, Elizabeth, Michelle, and Daniel, and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142.

Donald A. Pollock

Donald A. Pollock died on Feb. 19 at home. He was 81.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny and Nutley before moving to Manchester Twp., 18 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Donald served on The U.S.S. Durke DD 783 during the Korean Conflict and was involved with the pre invasion strike and the actual invasion itself. He was a member of The Tin Can Sailors. He is a retired microwave engineer from Bell Telephone and is a member of The Pioneers of America. Don was known as WA2MHA and was a member of Ocean County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, R.A.C.E.S. and A.R.R.L. He was a volunteer with the Red Cross Emergency Service, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and M.S. 170. He was a lifelong O negative blood donor.

He is survived by his wife Emily (Vay), his children Alan Pollock and Nancy Ann Mangham, his brothers Thomas and Archie, his grandchildren Dawn, Jason, Elizabeth and Melody, his great grandchildren Christopher, Mark, Joshua, and Madeline Rose. He is also survived by his nephew Robert Pollock.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Albertina Rebimbas

Albertina Rebimbas died on Feb. 23. She was 87.

Born in Portugal, she lived in Kearny for the past 26 years. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

She is survived by her children Maria Cunha and Manuel Rebimbas, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

George D. Rutan

George D. Rutan, 74, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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 in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny on Friday, Feb. 24, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid. com.

Mr. Rutan was born in Newark and has lived in Kearny for the last 41 years.

George was an assembler at Hudson Milestones in Jersey City for many years. Prior to that, he worked in the same capacity at Pathways to Independence in Kearny.

He is survived by his brother Norman R. Rutan and his wife Therese and nieces Michele Preston and Veronica Baran. He was the cousin of Arlene Labaj. He was predeceased by his parents George H. and Mary D. (Horwat) Rutan.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Hudson Milestones, 356-381 Clendenny Ave., Jersey City, N.J. 07304 or at www.hudsonmilestones.org.

Charles E. Scalley

Charles E. (Chicky) Scalley a lifelong Harrison resident, died on Friday, Feb. 17, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 68. At his request, the funeral arrangements were private.

Charles is survived by his beloved sister Eileen Epifanio and her family, two nieces and their spouses Michelle and Gregory Rasp, Adele and J.D. Nielsen. Also, surviving are great niece and nephew Brittany and Matthew Rasp.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 332 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.

Guido A. Tango

Guido A. Tango, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Park Manor in Bloomfield, with his family by his side.

Born in Newark, he lived in North Arlington since 1955.

He was partners with Elliot Anelle in A Supplementary Data Processing, Inc. in Bloomfield, for many years before retiring. He was also the owner of Casa Di Guido in North Arlington.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3428, and the Italian-American Club, both of North Arlington. He served on the board of governors for West Hudson Hospital in Kearny, He was a member of the Republican Party of North Arlington, where he served as a councilman, and also the Rotary Club of North Arlington, where he was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow. In his spare time, Mr. Tango was an amateur chef, who won many culinary contests and prizes.

He was the beloved husband for 57 years of Adrienne (nee Matusz); the devoted father of Doreen Tango Hampton and her husband, Jack Hampton, Mark Tango and his wife, Joelle Tango, and Tracey Tango and her husband, Michael Amend; the cherished poppy of Mark John, Alex, Olivia, Grace, and Hope; the adored brother of Ralph Tango, and the late John Tango; loving brother-in- law of Veronica and Angela Tango, and dear cousin of Vincenza Farco, and the late Mario and Lucille Farco. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, with services held on Saturday, Feb. 25, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment is at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or the charity of your choice .

Salvatore S. Tornello

Salvatore S. Tornello, 82, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Brighton Gardens, Florham Park. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and has been a lifelong resident of Kearny.

He was an assembly worker for Bergen Brunswick Drug Co. of Pine Brook for 30 years, retiring at the age of 62. Salvatore enjoyed the outdoors where he loved to camp, scuba dive and hunt.

Beloved husband of Matilda “Tilly” (nee Maddy); devoted and loving father of Susan Galada and Diana Entwistle (Richard); brother of the late Jean Spilotras; dear grandfather of Timothy, Alyssa, Rebecca, Michael, Tristan and Nicholas; uncle of Dolores Rhinsmith; cousin of Lydia Crouch.

Arrangements were by the Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny, followed by a funeral service at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Grace Health Care Services, 105 Fieldcrest Ave. Suite 402 Edison, N.J. 08837 would be appreciated. For more information, visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com.

Zoila Yantuche

Zoila Yantuche died on Feb. 22. She was 64.

Born in Guatemala, she lives in Kearny.

She is survived by her children Walter and Juan Diaz and Maritza Diaz Rivera.

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

Obituaries

Teresita Hernandez

Teresita Hernandez, of Harrison, died on Feb. 8. She was 76.

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

Teresita is survived by her son Ruben and his wife Suly, along with two sisters and five grandchildren.

James C. Kunkel, Jr.

James C. Kunkel, Jr., of Kearny, died on Feb. 6 in the Belgrove Post Acute Center in Kearny. He was 69.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by private cremation.

Jim served in the Army from 1964-66 and was a warehouse manager at Kleer Kast in Kearny.

Surviving are his wife Dottie (Cicchino) Kunkel and his children and their spouses Joseph and Erica Cicchino, Valerie and Gary McCauley, Linda Ford and Daniel and Kathy Cicchino. Also surviving are his grandchildren Cara, Nicole, Gabi, Jesse, Patrick, Joseph, Kaitlyn, Timothy, Matthew, Jack and Gillian.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the D.A.V.

Ismael E. Lafarga

Ismael E. Lafarga, 74, died on Feb. 11 at his home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral liturgy was held in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by entombment will follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Ismael was born in Cuba, moving to the United States in 1962 and has lived in Kearny for the last 37 years. Mr. Lafarga earned his B.A. in Spanish from Montclair State College in 1975. He owned and operated Kearny Business Machines for 39 years retiring five years ago. He was a member of the Elizabeth Cubanos Lions Club as well as the District 6 – E Past Governor and a former member of the Kearny Afternoon Optimist Club.

Ismael is survived by his wife Leysi (Jaume); children Richard Lafarga David Lafarga (Rose) and Karen Matuch (Chris). He was the beloved grandfather of Isabella, Phoebe, Reid and Griffin Matuch and David and Chloe Lafarga. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Sophie.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004 or at alsny. org or to the Elizabeth Cubanos Lions Club, 440 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. 07207.

Nettie (Kaminash) Lebofsky

Nettie (Kaminash) Lebofsky, 88, died on Jan. 30 in University Hospital, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A service was held in the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 12. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Nettie was born in London, England, on Feb. 18, 1923, the daughter of the late Harris and Rose Kaminash. On April 18, 1943, she married her hus – band Alfred Lebofsky and in 1948 they immigrated to the U.S. and lived in North Arlington. They moved to Kearny in 1975.

She was employed as the office manager at Temperature Processing in North Arlington for 20 years before retiring 26 years ago. She was an active and beloved member of the Arlington Players Club in Kearny as well as a member of the B’nai B’rith Sisterhood.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years Alfred, and her two sons Dr. Martin Lebofsky and his wife Ellen R. and Bernie Lebofsky and his wife Ellen A. She was the grandmother of Eric Lebofsky and his wife Jenny, Naomi Lebofsky, Tara Webb and her husband David and Janine Lebofsky.

Alexis Mendez

Alexis Mendez died on Feb 5. He was 28. Born in Newark, he lived his life in Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at the Basilica in Newark. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

He is survived by his parents and his sister Karina. He was a tow truck operator for Dente Brothers and was an avid Giants fan.

Dorothy A. Millar

Dorothy A. Millar, 86, of Oswego, N.Y., passed away on Feb. 8 at her home.

Born in Kearny, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Doherty) Harte and had attended St. Cecilia’s School in Kearny.

She was employed with the Blue Cross Blue/Shield in Newark for 20 years.

Dorothy was a member of the Catholic Daughters at St. Mary’s Church in Oswego and the Rosary Society at St. Cecilia’s Church in Kearny.

Surviving are her three daughters, Kathleen (Bob) Heintz of Tampa, Fla., Mary Kerr of Oswego, Dorothy (Steve) Cole of Kinderhook N.Y.; four sons, Robert Millar of Indian Land, S.C., Kenneth Millar of Oswego, Patrick (Paula) Millar of Gilbert, Ariz., Michael Millar of Houston, 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; and her devoted caregiver, Carol Beach of Oswego. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Millar in 1988 and three sisters, Katherine McDonald, Margaret Bochenko and Marie Bullock.

Funeral services were held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny on Monday, Feb. 13.

Burial was in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Arrangements were by the Dowdle Funeral Home, Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Cecilia’s Church,120 Kearny Ave. Kearny, N.J. 07032.

Anna V. Ozzano

Anna V. Ozzano (nee Ruggiero), 94, died on Jan. 24, at her home in North Arlington.

Born in New York, N.Y., she lived in North Arlington since 1948.

She worked for 15 years as a cashier at Thom McCann in North Arlington before retiring in 1974.

She was a member of the Arts and Crafts Club and the Tuesday Senior Citizens Club of North Arlington. She was the president of the North Arlington AARP 3969 from 1993 to 1995, during which time she was happy to have had the honor of presenting the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad with their first defibrulator and eye screening machine.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph “Joe”; the cherished mother of Dorothy Ford and her late husband, Jerry of North Arlington; Ann Square and her husband, Harry of South Plainfield; the adored grandmother of Lori Matuszek and her husband, Stephen; Doreen Ford-Wilde and her husband, Gary; Edwin Johnson and his wife, Rhoda; Jaime Golda and her husband, Eugene; the loving great- grandmother of Katherine, Joseph, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Dominic and Jake and the dear sister of Dorothy Palella of Florida.

Funeral services were conducted by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Saturday, Jan. 28, with a funeral Mass in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, Del. 19713.

Frances Ross

Frances Ross (nee Cairney), died Feb. 5 at home. She was 73.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Carolina three years ago.

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

Frances is the wife of the late John “Scotty” Ross. She is survived by her children and their spouses John and Tina Ross, Stephen and Alice Ross, Celene and Kevin Riley and Jacqueline Ross; her brothers Thomas and Hugh Cairney and her grandchildren Amanda, John, Andrew, Alyssa, Cameron, McKenna and Grace.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to University of North Carolina Cancer Center.