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Obituaries

Charles J. Dutka Jr.
Charles J. Dutka Jr., 80, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, in Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.
Arrangements were by Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
Charles was born in Jersey City and lived in Kearny his whole life.
He earned his B.S. in business administration from St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, in 1954. After graduating, he was employed as an accountant for Home Insurance Co. in New York City. He retired in 1965.
Mr. Dutka was an assistant Boy Scout leader in Kearny for Troop # 17.
Charles is survived by his brother Bernard Dutka and his sister Emily M. Sawyer and her husband Ronald.

Angelina Cirz
Angelina Cirz (DiStefano), 92, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment followed in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.
Angelina was born in Kearny and lived there for many years before moving to the Jersey Shore 18 years ago.
She is survived by her children Beverly Randall (Michael) and Edward W. Cirz Jr. (Patricia); five grandchildren Robert Cirz, Anthony Cirz, Jeffrey Cirz, Stephen Randall and Michele Randall; five great-grandchildren Alexis, Chelisie, Nicholas, Kyle and Megamme.

Marie C. McCarthy
Marie C. McCarthy, 83, died at Hampton Ridge Rehab Center on Aug. 27. Born in Kearny, Marie lived in Kearny and North Arlington for many years before moving to Toms River in 1997.
She is survived by her loving husband Bernard; cherished children Brian, Jack (Jeanette) and Karen (John) Weins; along with her siblings Sheila Gray, Fr. Colman McGarril, Frances Gillespie and Ann O’Dea; also surviving are her five grandchildren Mary Catherine, Meghan, John, Brian and Jamie.
Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia’s Church in Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Franciscan Friars T.O.R. St. Francis Friary, P.O. Box 500, Loretto, PA. 15940.

Emilia Rivero
Emilia Rivero, 89, died at home on Aug. 27. Born in Hoznayo, Spain, she lived in Harrison before moving to Warren four years ago.
Predeceased by her husband Angel Rivero, she is survived by her son Ruben and his wife Maria. She was the sister of Isabel Caballero and Jose, Carmen and Aurora Martinez. She is also survived by two grandchildren David and Steven.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Newark. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Harold H. Rothenburger
Harold H. Rothenburger, 80, died on Aug. 29 in Belgrove Post Accute Care Center in Kearny.
Born in Orange, he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 38 years ago. Harold was a retired clerk from Teledyne in Clifton.
He was the husband of the late Pamela M. (Silkie) and brother of the late Elmer Rothenburger. He is survived by his father and mother-in-law Thomas and Dorothy Silkie; his sisters and brother-in-law Dorothy Hemenway and Caryn, Linda and Thomas Silkie and his cousin Christine Geiser.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

Agata Patane
Agata Patane, of Kearny, died on Aug. 23.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.

Anita B. Marshall
Anita B. Marshall died on Sept. 1 at home. She was 92.
Born in Kearny, she moved to Montville from Little Falls in 1960.  Mrs. Marshall was a secretary for Prudential in Newark and was a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the VFW and American Legion and was the secretary at Grace United Methodist Church, all in Kearny.
Wife of the late David, she is survived by her children Rodman Marshall, Lesley Kauffman and David Marshall III; her sister Isabelle Branwell; four grandchildren many great-grandchildren and her niece and nephew Wendy Cerco and Alan Branwell.
Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by burial in Arlington Cemetery in Kearny. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Montville Animal Shelter, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, N.J. 07045.

Obituaries

Aldona Bagniewski

Aldona Bagniewski, “Mitzie” (nee Mileskay) of Harrison, beloved wife of the late Edward, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Aug. 23,  surrounded by her loving family.
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 at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
For information, directions or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Born in Forest City, Pa., Aldona resided in Harrison for over 60 years.
Aldona was a Navy veteran of World War II and upon her discharge in 1946 began a career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Newark,  retiring in 1982.  She was a member of Holy Cross Seniors, Harrison Seniors, East Newark Seniors, Our Lady Of Czestochowa Rosary Altar Society, American Legion Albert Ettlin Post 36 East Newark and Knights of  Columbus Women’s Auxiliary.
She is survived by her devoted children Ed and his wife Christine and Mary Ann Gibki and her husband Stephen; her cherished grandchildren Kari, Mark, Stephanie and Stephen; also survived by her devoted sisters Ceil Barechio, Veronica Kuchinsky and Marion Sellitto and aunt to many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Miles and sister Jeanne Shalna.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion  in care of the  funeral home in memory of “Mitzie.”

Thomas Bellmer
Thomas Bellmer died on April 15, 2011, at home. He was 67.
Born in Germany, he lived in Kearny for many years. He was a retired machinist.
Private cremation and service conducted through the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

Elsie Gogal
Elsie Gogal (Cisco), 85, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
Elsie was born in Newark and had lived in Kearny for the past 62 years.
Elsie was survived by her husband Frank; one daughter Susan DiIorio (Rich); one son Frank Gogal Jr.; her siblings Alexander Cisco and Lillian Duffy and two grandchildren Alexandra and Jonathan DiIorio.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or at www.stjude.org/donate.

Vitorino P. Luis
Vitorino P. Luis, 68, died at home on Aug. 23.
Born in Sao Domingos, Portugal, Vitorino immigrated to Kearny 47 years ago.  He was a machinist for the Wilson Corporation in South Plainfield for 35 years, retiring two years ago.
He is survived by his loving wife Aurora (nee Dos Santos), and cherished siblings Andre, Maria Herminia, Lurdes, and Jose Luis.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Interment will take place in Bunheiro, Murtosa, Portugal.

Hugh Durning
Mr. Hugh Durning, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the Hospice Unit at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Cremation was private. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
Mr. Durning was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He immigrated to this country and settled in Kearny in 1968. While in Scotland, he served in the British Royal Air Force as an air mechanic.
Hugh was a sheet metal worker for Bonland Industries in Wayne for many years. He retired 16 years ago.  As an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and cycling. Hugh was an avid Glasgow Celtic Supporter.
He leaves behind his children Ann Marie Durning, Kim Carey (Steve), Andrew Durning (Michelle), Paul Durning (Theresa), Gerry Durning and Julia Durning; siblings, Catherine Duffy, Annie McGowan, Margaret Alessi, James Durning and grandchildren Paul, Christopher, Stephanie, Laura, Stephen, Noah, Liam and Elizabeth.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Parkinson Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Grace Marie Pannullo (nee Pelleck-Garrubbo)
Grace Pannullo, of Belleville, died at home on Aug. 27 with her loving family at her side.
Grace was born in Parsippany on June 14, 1940, and was raised in Nutley.  She is predeceased by her beloved daughter, Denise Marie Shon of Harrison.
Grace is survived by her adoring husband Angelo Pannullo; Lisa Shon Felise and her husband Greg; Victoria Shon and Christopher Lowther, Debra McCarthy and her husband Brian; Joseph and Neal Pannullo and his fiancé Sonia Sousa, her grandchildren Dana and Lauren Kelly; Brian Jr. and Nicole McCarthy; Michayla Pannullo and Connor Lowther; also survived by her sister Gloria Hinke and her niece Mary Devris and her husband Yanni and many dear family and friends.
Arrangements were by Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.  For information, directions or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations c/o the funeral home in memory of Grace.

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Christina McAllister
Christina McAllister, 92, died on Aug. 17 at her home.
Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Private cremation was held.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Mrs. McAllister settled in Kearny in 1948. She lived in Kearny before moving to Brick five years ago. She was a clerk with the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, New York City, for many years before retiring. She was a member of the Daughters of Scotia and the Liberty Chapter of the Order if the Eastern Star.
She was the beloved wife of the late Hugh McAllister; mother of Christine (late Barrie) Thomson and Diane (Ken) Bower; grandmother of six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

Joseph Portella
Joseph Portella died on Aug. 21 at home. He was 76.
Born in Newark he lived in Kearny for 33 years. He was a retired longshoreman.
Husband of Dolores (nee Rodriguez), he is survived by his children Janine Schillia and Joseph Portella. He was the brother of Barbara Gaglioti, and also surviving are three grandchildren.
Memorial visiting will be on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. Service will begin at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hospice of N.J.

Eugene Pegram
Eugene Pegram, of Kearny,  died on Aug. 20 in Clara Mass Hospital. He was 50.
Gene bartended at Donegal Saloon in Kearny.
Son of the late Gene and Pat (Leahy) Pegram, he is survived by his sister Julie and her husband Glenn Deitz; his nieces and nephew, Catie Griffith, Glenn Deitz and Julianne Deitz; his grandnephew J.J. along with many members of the Pegram and Leahy families.
Private arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home of Kearny. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, N.J. 07109.

Obituaries

Samuel J. Del Guercio
Samuel J. Del Guercio, 51, of East Newark, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. His cremains will be interred in the family plot at a later date.
For information, or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Sam recently worked as a machinist for Cam Tool in Kearny for six years. Prior, he was a machinist for Arlington Induction Co. in East Newark for 20 years.
Loving son of Helen (nee Pienciak) and the late Samuel Del Guercio, he was the dear brother of his beloved sisters Tricia (Patricia) Fox and her husband Patrick and Sally Ann Craig and her husband Robert and his late brother Walter; dear  nephew to Patsy Del Guercio; dear uncle to Samantha, Gregory, Suzanne, Nicole, Robert, Elianna, Luis and Anthony.

Josephine C. Loisage, 104
Active Senior
Josephine C. (Ala) Loisage, 104, of Kearny, died on Aug. 9.
A funeral service was held at the Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Road, Clifton, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Born in Harrison, Josephine was a lifelong resident of Kearny until moving to a nursing facility in Passaic at age 100. She was employed by the Prudential Life Insurance Co. in Newark as a claims processor. Josephine was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny. She stayed active as a member of the Henrietta Benstead, St. Stephen’s and St. Cecelia’s Senior Citizens Clubs, all located in Kearny.
Josephine is predeceased by her husband Benjamin Loisage and  two sisters Lillian Ala Rohn and Catherine Ala and by two brothers Jack and Harry Ala. She is survived by her sister Linda Ala Hoholik and niece Linda Jo Hoholik, both of Clifton, and a nephew George Ala of Macungie, Pa.

Betty Jean MacConchie
Betty Jean MacConchie, 82, died on July 27 at Waterview Nursing Home in Cedar Grove.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.
Born in Newark, she lived in West Orange before moving to Kearny in 1960.  She worked as a secretary for Motor Club of America in Newark and then at Wallace and Tiernan, Belleville, in the same capacity, leaving the work force to raise her children. After raising her sons, Mrs. MacConchie returned to Motor Club of America, North Arlington.  She was a former Sunday School teacher and member of  First Presbyterian Church, Kearny.
She is the beloved wife of the late Harold MacConchie and mother of Bruce (Jeannie), Wayne (Wendy), Scott (Marlene), and Keith MacConchie. She was the grandmother of Allyson, Erin, Connor, Kimberly, Kyle, and Raymond, and also a great-grandmother of Nathan Gilmore.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzhiemer’s Association would be greatly appreciated.

Mary A. Maglio
Mary A. Maglio died on Aug. 10 at home. She was 94. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a lifelong resident of Kearny.
Predeceased by her husband Samuel, she was the mother of Diane M. Maglio and the late Bonnie Maglio; sister-in-law of Millie Petito; also surviving are many nieces and nephews and good friends.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the charity of your choice.

Virginia T. Sharples
Virginia T. Sharples (nee Zito) died  on Aug. 9 in the Inglemoore Rehab Center in Livingston. She was 91.
Born in The Bronx, she lived in Kearny and Toms River before moving to Georgia two years ago.
Wife of the late Thomas Sharples Sr., she is survived by their children Thomas and Jack Wright, Jane McAllister, Thomas (Tim) Sharples Jr., Joseph Sharples, Laura Quegan, Susan Sharples Zito, Ann Binder and Irene Reed; also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Private cremation and burial were through Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation to The Clean Ocean Act, 18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite 2, Highlands, N.J. 07732 www.cleanoceanaction.org.

Connie Mulvanerton
Connie Mulvanerton  (nee Brown) died on Aug. 10 in Hackensack Medical Center in Belleville. She was 61.
Born in Jersey City, she was a lifelong Kearny resident. She was a crossing guard for the Town of Kearny.
Wife of Edward Mulvanerton, she is the sister of Edith  O’Malley (Marty), Frank Brown (Barbara) and the late Georgina Hague. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Allen Hague along with many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tomorrows Children’s Fund c/o the funeral home.

Catherine Sweeney
Catherine Sweeney (Vesey), 95, passed away on Aug. 4 in the Belgrove Post Acute Care Center, Kearny.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
Cathy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, then immigrated to the U.S. in 1953 and lived in Newark. She moved to Kearny in 1954.
She was an administrative assistant in the passport office at the British Consulate in New York City for 25 years. She retired 30 years ago.
Cathy was a member of the St. Cecilia Rosary Altar Society, Senior Citizens Club Inc., and the Xaverian Ladies Guild, all of Kearny.
She is survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Catherine was predeceased by her husband Christopher and her siblings Ellen Maguire, Nan Ashforth and Andrew Vesey.

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Alice L. Moritz
Alice L. Moritz (nee McGrath), 85, died on Aug. 2 in Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. Born in Scranton, Pa., she lived in Bloomfield before moving to Kearny 15 years ago. She was a machine operator for Ivers Lee in West Caldwell for 27 years.
Wife of the late Harold Gardner, she is survived by her children Stanley Andrews (Angie), Kathi Cruickshank (Bob) and Thomas Gardner; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Jean Trine.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A service was held in the funeral home, followed by interment in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Bogumil Henryk Przybylski
Bogumil Henryk Przybylski, 46, died on Aug. 4 at J.F.K Medical Center in Edison. Born in Trzcil, Poland, Bogumil immigrated to the United States 15 years ago.
He is predeceased by his father Zygmunt. He is survived by his mother Marianna and his loving wife Bozena; cherished daughter Magdalena and his siblings Dariusz, Zygmunt and Agnienszka.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Genevieve M. Sochor
Genevieve M. Sochor, 83, of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Genevieve was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Rosary Society and a member of the Harrison Senior Citizens.
Genevieve is survived by her son John C. and his wife Anna L. Correia; her grandsons John G. Correia and his wife Giovanna and Shawn R. Correia; her great-grandson John R. Correia and great-granddaughter Taylor Correia. She was the youngest of nine children. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and their families.                                                                                                                        Genevieve was predeceased by her husband Daniel.
Arrangements were made by Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. Funeral service was private. Entombment was at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
For those desiring, please make donations to your favorite charity in memory of Genevieve.

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Francis J. Cocola
Francis J. Cocola (Frank), 91, died on Wednesday, July 13, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newark, he was a lifelong resident of Kearny.
Mass was celebrated on Saturday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church.
He was an Army/Air Corps veteran, serving in World War II as a Second Lt. flight engineer on the B29 Superfortress. He was a tool, die and mold maker for 40 years, retiring in 1975. He had been employed by Joseph Davis Plastics in Kearny, Newark Die Company and Western Electric in Kearny.
He was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny. He was a member of the San Alfonso Retreat League, the Loyola Retreat League and St. Stephen’s Holy Name Society. He was also a Third Degree life member of the Knights of Columbus, Queen of Peace Council 3428, in North Arlington as well as a committee chairman for Boy Scout Troop 22 of the former Boys Orphanage at Sacred Heart, Kearny. He enjoyed watching the Yankees and taking bus trips to Atlantic City.
Son of the late Sergio and Paulina (nee Buongiovanni) Cocola, he is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Eleanor (nee Lenkiewicz); his children John (Nancy), Susan Tiedemann (Frank), Stephen, David (Terry), and Christopher (Toni) Cocola,; seven grandchildren Seth, Christopher, Matthew, Mark, Jessica, Bethany and Kate; a sister Angela Nystrom and the late Nicholas, Thomas, Jerry Cocola and Theresa  Livolsi.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Stephen’s Food Pantry in his honor would be appreciated.

Peter E. DeGasper Jr.
Peter E. DeGasper Jr., 75, of Kearny, died on Sunday, July 24.
Beloved husband of Alice (nee Brace) DeGasper, he was the loving father of Lori Romaniak and her companion Kenny, Peter and his wife Carol DeGasper and the late Donna Marie DeGasper and cherished grandfather of Nicole and Charles Romaniak.
Mr. DeGasper was a supervisor at Robinowitz and Sons. He was also an avid fisherman.
Arrangements were by the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Donations may be made to St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange, N.J. 07052.
Send condolences to stellatofuneralhomes.com.

Fred J. “Freddie” Testa
Fred J. “Freddie” Testa, 79, a lifelong resident of Harrison, passed away following a long illness on Saturday, July 23.
The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Fred was employed by Western Electric, South Kearny, and retired from Lucent Technologies 15 years ago.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Mount Baker.
He is survived by his wife Krystyna (nee Sulek); his step-daughters Katarzyna Tarrow, Sylvia Rzomca and their children Julia, David and Laura; his brother Robert “Bob” Slawek; also survived by his niece Alison Gilmore and nephews Stephen and Gregory Slawek, and his aunt Anne Laczny.
Fred was predeceased by his mother Jennie and step-father Chester Slawek.   In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St, Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral home in memory of Fred.

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Rita F. Callahan
Rita F. Callahan (nee Bricker), of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Ocean Gate and Harrison, was called home on Sunday, July 17.
Rita was born in Syracuse, N.Y., moved to Newark (Down Neck) and raised her family in Harrison.
Rita’s career spanned over 43 years with AT&T. She was hired as an overseas operator
and retired in 1984 as a department supervisor. She had received many accolades for
her superior customer service skills, along with perfect attendance awards yearly.
She went back to school and received her high school diploma in 1988 from Harrison
High School, an achievement she was very proud of. Rita was a member of the Pioneers (AT&T) and the Bayville Elks lodge.
Rita leaves behind two beloved and heartbroken daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Chencharik, Ms. Susan Callahan and a beloved son-in-law John Chencharik; six grandchildren Theodore, Stephanie, Amanda, Randall, Michael and Connor Mary; nine great-grandchildren and many friends.
Arrangements were by Fountainhead Funeral Home, Palm Bay, Fla. Burial was to be private and memorial Mass was to follow.


Michael J. Grabowski
Michael J. Grabowski, 69, a 36-year resident of Las Vegas, passed away suddenly at home on July 14.
Born on December 19, 1941, in Harrison, Mike was the only child of Adam and Lottie
Grabowski, who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 40 wonderful years, Marilyn, by numerous relatives in New Jersey and by Harry Parson, his best friend from childhood days.
Raised in Kearny, he was a graduate of Kearny High School and of Monmouth College and a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity. He was honorably discharged after serving in Vietnam in the Army. Together with his wife Marilyn, Mike ran numerous successful businesses both in Las Vegas and Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and
retired in 2004.
More importantly, Mike will sorely be missed by his numerous friends and family for
his great humor, personality, compassion and for making everyone feel like they were his best friend.
Please send memorial donations to: Monastery of San Giuseppe, Via Della Nocetta
83, 00186 Rome, Italy.

Patricia Grun
Patricia Grun, 93, of Kearny, went home to be with the Lord on July 19. She was a devoted loving mother and grandmother.
Born in Clarksburg, W. Va., she was predeceased by her husbands Correll Perkins
and August Grun, her mother Bessie Bain and her brother Thomas Bain. Surviving are
her daughter Beverly Herd (Edward); her grandchildren Nancy Bettinger (Lawrence), Edward R. Herd Jr. (Carol Berlin) and Thomas Herd (Wendy); her great-grandsons
Thomas and Edward T. Herd and her great-great-granddaughter Anna Marie Herd;
her sister Betty Lou Murphy; and her special niece Kimberly Murphy, along with many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the Diabetes Foundation.

Joyce J. Quitto
Joyce J. Quitto, of North Arlington, died on July 17. She was 37.
Daughter of the late John and Karen (Holderfelder) Reiger, she was the mother of Raymond Reiger; sister of Lorraine Quitto (Marco), Joseph John and Eric Steven Reiger and the late Kathryn Edith Pucillo and Margaret Ann Reiger; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove
Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Peters Church, Belleville, followed by private cremation.

Luisa Albuquerque
Luisa Albuquerque, (nee Silva), 83, of Harrison, passed away on July 13. She was born
in Brazil.
Luisa was a member of Harrison Seniors. She was devoted to her family, friends and her church.
Luisa is survived by her daughter Olivia and her sons Marcus and Gilberto and her
grandsons David, Romolo and Gabriel.
She was predeceased by her husband Joao, and her daughters Cecilia and Fatima Roman.
A funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Monday, July 18. Interment followed at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family, c/o the funeral home in memory of Luisa.

Nicholas Bardzilowski
Nicholas Bardzilowski, 86, died on July 16 in St. Michael’s Hospital. He was a lifelong
resident of Harrison. He belonged to the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Czestochowa. He was a sergeant in the Army during World War II. Before retiring, he was a programmer for Worthington Pump in Harrison.

Husband of Patricia (McGuire), father of Diana Flaherty (James) and Ronald Bardzilowski (Paula); also surviving is his brother Joseph; five grandchildren Daniel, Jeffery, Gregory, Nicholas, and Brandon, along with three great-grandchildren
Arrangements were handled by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

Florence Baker Carlo-Tuting
Bayville, formerly of Kearny
Retired math teacher, 64
Florence Baker Carlo, 64, wife of Bill Tuting of Bayville, passed away at home on July 24, after a courageous battle with lung cancer
Raised in Kearny, she was a graduate of Kearny High School, Class of 1964 and William Paterson University in 1968.  She was a well-recognized mathematics teacher who started teaching in Nutley and then continued for over 20 years at Bloomfield Junior High/Middle School.
Her love of life was well known to all her friends.  She was famous for her parties down the shore and dancing to the oldies by 45 RPM.  She was very active with the Kearny High School Class of 1964 Reunion Committee and responsible for bringing old classmates together, and some eventually became couples.  She was also active on the Veterans Committee and Special Needs Children with the Lacey Elks Lodge #2518. She loved to travel, go boating, stain glass, read and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the United States Power Squadrons.
She is predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Frances Baker, survived by her stepfather Martin Edelmuth of Manchester; her husband of four years, Bill Tuting; two daughters Dona Tanzola and her husband Carlo of Barnegat and Jamie Kenyon and her husband Dave of Medford; a stepson, Todd Tuting of Richmond, Va., and 11 grandchildren Alexandria, Kaitlin, Matthew, Paige, Gabriel, Sam, Chace, Ben, Logan, Liam, and Wyatt.  She had a very close relationship with her daughters and her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.  They lovingly referred to her as Oma.
Arrangements are by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals O’Connell Chapel, 706 Route 9, Bayville. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the funeral home. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute (P.O. Box 27106, N.Y., N.Y. 10087) or the Troop 2 Kearny Booster Club, Inc. (c/o Bradow, 59 Patterson St., Kearny, N.J. 07032). Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries

George Chaplauske Jr.
George Chaplauske Jr., 54, of Kearny, passed away suddenly in Honesdale, Pa. He was born in Irvington and was a lifelong resident of Northern Jersey.
George was the manager of Rite-Aid in Hasbrouck Heights for 15 years.  He previously worked for 10 years for the Port Authority and was a survivor of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.  George loved spending weekends in his cabin in Pennsylvania.
Beloved son of Carolyn (nee Liegel) and the late George Chaplauske, he was the devoted father of Nicole and Edward Chaplauske; domestic partner of Roland Rattee; brother of Carolyn Bamber, Joseph P. and Viola Chaplauske, Ellen Lugin (George), Mitchell Chapaluske, Ann Mc Ewan (Stewart), Jane Ladd (Terry), Richard (Stefanie) and the late  Kenneth J. Chaplauske; also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 14, at the Shaw- Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny.  Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Elizabeth “Betty” Mary Fash
Elizabeth “Betty” Mary (nee Solano) Fash, 84, of Barnegat, died July 10 at her daughter’s home.
Born in Kearny, she lived there for most of her life before moving to Barnegat in 1995. She was employed as a clerk for Major Cleaners in Kearny for many years before her retirement.
She was predeceased by her husband Leonard W. Fash Sr. in 1996, her brothers James and Pat Solano and her sister Marian Holowatch.
Surviving are three sons, Richard and his wife Mary Anne of Forked River, David of Kearny and Robert of Forked River; a step-son Leonard W. Fash Jr. and his wife Pam of Toms River; a daughter Linda Casement and her husband Ed Ramiza of Barnegat; a step-daughter Alice Caramazza of Toms River; three brothers Frank Solano of Middletown, N.Y., John Solano of Waretown and Joseph Solano and his companion Marie Linington of Flemington; a sister Sarah and her husband Joe Cadorette of Orangeville, Pa.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A funeral service was held at the Carmona-Bolen Home For Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.  Condolences may be sent to carmonabolenfh.com.

David W. Jacobs
David W. Jacobs, 66, of Brick, passed away at his home on July 11.  Formerly of Belleville, he lived in Brick for the past 11 years.  He was a member of the VFW, Brick, and attended St. Dominic’s Church.  He served his country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars in the U.S. Army.
He was predeceased by his parents Horace and Mildred Jacobs and his stepfather Frank Raykovitz.  Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Alice; his daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Joseph Scacciaferro, Berkeley Heights; Christen and Daniel Hywel, Stewartsville, and Melissa Jacobs, Brick; his sister-in-law, Kathy Vecchio, Nutley, and his six grandchildren Luke, Aedan, Avery, Valerie, Dominique and Frank.
A memorial Mass was held at St. Dominic’s Church, Brick.  Interment was at the N.J. Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown.  Cremation was private.  Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, was in charge of arrangements.

Janet Knowles

Janet Knowles
Janet Knowles, 92, (formerly Pasterski) passed away on May 11 in her home in Toms River.
Janet was a loving and caring wife, mother and daughter.  Born in Marion Heights, Pa., on Dec. 28, 1918, to a coal mining family, she left at an early age to live with her aunt Nellie Osmanski of Kearny.  Janet worked her entire life, starting as an account manager at General Motors in Harrison, office manager at Serta Mattress in East Newark and office manager for Port-A-San in Kearny from where she retired. She also served as the court clerk for the Borough of East Newark.  Upon retirement, she realized her lifelong dream and moved to the Jersey Shore where she loved to entertain her family and go crabbing. She also would make occasional trips with her friends to Atlantic City to play the slot machines.
Janet believed in the importance of medical research; she donated her body to education and research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A memorial service will be held after the completion of this research.
Janet is predeceased by her sister Ann Hertzberg and her husband William B. Knowles, former chief of police of East Newark.  Following her husband’s death in 1972, she devoted her life to supporting her family and raising and educating her two children, Donna of Toms River and Bill of Burlingame, Calif.  In addition to her two children, she leaves behind eight beloved grandchildren who all lovingly call her “Nana.”

Edward T. Reid Jr.
Edward T. Reid Jr. “Skipper” passed away on Tuesday, July 5, at his son’s home in Brick.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held in the funeral home. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
“Skipper” was born in Kearny and lived there until moving to Melbourne, Fla., three years ago. He returned to New Jersey to live with his son Edward III in Brick this past March.
He was a graduate of Croydon Hall Academy in the Atlantic Highlands and later earned a B.A. from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.
Edward was the owner of Donnelly and Reid Landscaping of Kearny from 1967 until his retirement in 2009.
During his many years in Kearny he served as the Democratic municipal chairman. He was a proud member of the Scots- American Association, the Irish American Association, St. Cecilia Council No. 6928 Knights of Columbus, all of Kearny, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians as well as many other organizations.
Skipper was an accomplished musician who loved to play Irish folk music on his guitar or banjo. He performed as a member of the Gypsy Rovers and the Wild Colonial Boys.
An avid fisherman, Edward spent his winters in the Florida Keys but always returned to Kearny after it thawed out.
He is survived by his mother Virginia (Shinn); his son Edward T. Reid III (Diana) and his grandson Eddie. Skip will be dearly missed by his loving lifelong friends in the Doyle family.
He was predeceased by his father Edward T. Reid Sr. and his brother Robert.
He will always be remembered for his uncanny sense of humor and good nature by all who were lucky enough to know him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the amazing staff at Compassionate Care Hospice, 833 Rt. 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755.

Virginia Borowski
Virginia Borowski, 94, died on July 14 in Belgrove Sub Acute Care Center, Kearny. She was a coil winder for Continental Electric in Newark for 25 years before retiring in 1970. Born in Johnstown, Pa., She lived in Irvington before moving to Kearny 35 years ago.
Wife of the late Stanley Borowski, she is survived by her son William and his wife Joan; she was the sister of Honey Sofko, Bertha Skiptunus, Jean Stutz, Sophie Kurpel, Alice Fenton, Edward Rock and the late Mary Dewey and Stanley Rock; also survived by her grandson Brett (Jennifer) and her great-granddaughter Emily Claire.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral H0ome, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation.

Adeline T. DeStefano
Adeline T. DeStefano, 94, died on July 14 in Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.
Wife of the late Victor, she was the mother of Julie Mariano (Vito), Carol Eckleberry (Richard) and David DeStefano (Debbie); Also surviving are four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandsons David and Richard and great-grandson Stephen.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the Christian Apostolic Church, Kearny. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Apostolic Church, 219 Laurel Ave., Kearny.

Beatrice Mascarini
Miss Beatrice Mascarini, 82, passed away on Monday, July 11, in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the First Lutheran Church, 63 Oakwood Ave., Kearny, on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 2 p.m.  A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com
Beatrice was born in Newark and lived in Kearny most of her life.
She was employed as a bookkeeper for Jack Green Homes in Kearny for 10 years, retiring 20 years ago.
Beatrice is survived by her niece Lisa Phillips
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the First Lutheran Church, 63 Oakwood Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny.

Ella M. Jewart
Ella M. Jewart, 89, of  Kersey, Pa., died on Thursday, July 14, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., following a short illness.
She was born June 14, 1922 in Frenchton, W.V., a daughter of the late Manderville and Maude Simons Jeffries.
Mrs. Jewart was Methodist by faith. She worked at L & R Manufacturing for many years and also worked at St. Mary’s Carbon, St. Mary’s, Pa.  for more than 17 years. She was a dedicated and hard worker who enjoyed embroidery and crocheting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by three daughters Helen and her husband Richard Uhl of Kersey, Pa., Pamela and her husband Edward Barring of Kearny and Wanda Jewart of Kearny; two sons, Jimmie Smith and his wife Naomi of West Virginia and Timothy Jewart and his wife Esther of Kearny; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Roberta Brady of Clarksburg, W.V.
She was predeceased by her parents; a daughter in infancy Judith Ann Smith; two brothers Cecil and Clyde Jeffries; and five sisters, Mabel Jeffries, Gazel Strader, Sylvia Crane, Luna Roy and Tarcie Posey.
Funeral and committal services for Ella M. Jewart will be held privately.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kearny First United Methodist Church, 601 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N.J.  07032.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Mary’s, Pa., is handling the arrangements.  Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com.

Obituaries

Samuel Brady
Samuel Brady, 75, passed away peacefully at home on July 1.
Born in Danville, Pa., he moved to Kearny 46 years ago. He served in the United States Navy as a machinist 1st Class from 1954-1958. Before retiring, he was a mechanical engineer for World Yacht, Clifton.
Predeceased by his father William Brady, he is survived by his mother Bertha Brady and his loving wife Connie Brady; his cherished children Donna Portuesi, David, Danny and Darrin Brady and his grandchildren Marco, Carlo, Jennifer, Marisa, Ryan, Amanda, Andrew and Sean.
Private arrangements were handled by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

Kenneth E. “Keek” Sloan Jr.
Kenneth E. “Keek” Sloan Jr., 59, of South Amboy, passed away peacefully on July 3 at his home with his family at his side.
Born in San Diego, Calif., he resided in Kearny before moving to South Amboy 11 years ago. Mr. Sloan was employed for nine years as a plumber assistant for Tom’s Plumbing in Edison, retiring three years ago. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Vicidomini Sloan; his son Kiko Doran of Hudson, Wis.; his daughters Randi Osorio and her husband Dave of Matthews, N.C., and Shayna Sloan of Toms River; his grandchildren Isabel, Rachel, Jayden, Justin and Jordan; his parents Kenneth E. Sloan Sr. of Ft. Mill, S.C., and Beverly Donovan Padovano of Cedar Grove; and his siblings Deborah Smith of Manalapan, Cynthia and Bob Maass of Kearny, James Sloan of Florida, Gina and Dave Basso of Cedar Grove and Darren and Gene Sloan of South Carolina. Kenneth was also the cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Helen DiNardo
Mrs. Helen DiNardo, of Kearny, died on July 4 in Edison. She was 77.
The funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, on July 8, followed by a private cremation.
Born in Jersey City, she lived in Kearny for many years.
She attended Jersey City State Teachers College and loved cooking, music and spending time with her family.
Predeceased by her husband Joseph DiNardo and her sister Mary Mayka, she is survived by her sons and their wives: Joseph V. and Gail DiNardo and Christopher T. and Kim DiNardo; also surviving are her grandchildren Katie, Joseph, Olivia, Alexa, and Marissa and her sister Bernadette Grzesik.

Dorothy M. Dell
Dorothy M. Dell (nee Brown), 91, died on July 7 at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair.
Born in Rhode Island, she was a North Arlington resident for most of her life. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, North Arlington.
She is survived by her loving children Martha and Robert Dell. She is predeceased by her husband Robert H. Dell and her two brothers Duncan and Donald Brown.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. Interment was at East Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Clifton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Trinity Episcopal Church, Kearny, c/o the funeral home.

Frances May Robbins
Frances May Robbins, 67, died at home on July 8.
Born in Binghamton, N.Y., she lived most of her life in Jersey City. She was a staff accountant for Prudential Insurance in Newark since 1972.
She was the sister of James Dennis Robbins, Earl John Robbins, Laura Jane Tirone, Marian Della Wroczynski and the late Robert Louis Robbins, Clifford H. Robbins and Paul Douglas Robbins.
A private funeral was arranged by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. In lieu of flowers, donations to your own favorite charity would be appreciated.

Obituaries

Michele Bradley
Michele Bradley (nee Centi), 53, of Harrison, formerly of Kearny, passed away on June 24, with her family at her side.
The memorial gathering was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, followed by a private cremation.
She is survived by her children Krisha Ashton and her husband Rob and Nicole and Steven; also survived by her grandchildren Francine and Daniel Ashton, her mother Francine Centi and her brothers Louis Jr., Richard and David Centi and a sister Francine Gardner.
Michele was predeceased by her husband Steven and her father Louis Centi Sr.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital c/o funeral home in memory of Michele.

Colleen Cullen
Colleen Cullen (Novicki), 44, of Union, died on June 27 at UMDNJ Hospital, Newark.
Formerly of North Arlington, she moved to Union 12 years ago. A graduate of Kean University, she devoted her life to teaching special needs children. She was employed by the State of New Jersey’s Sunny Days program for the past five years and prior to that by the Cerebral Palsy Center in Belleville. Colleen was also a supporter of Autism Speaks.
She is survived by her loving husband Brian Cullen and precious daughter Rylina Cullen. She is the beloved daughter of Stanley and Rosemary Novicki and cherished sister of Karen Mastrofilippo, Kathy Mancuso and Thomas Novicki.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.  A funeral Mass was offered at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Autism Speaks Foundation at www.AutismSpeaks.org.

Joann Fusiak
Joann Fusiak (Stanish), 64, passed away on June 26 after a long illness.
Joann was born in Kearny and was a longtime resident of East Newark and Kearny. For the last three years, she had lived with her niece Janeen Weiland in Point Pleasant.
She graduated from Harrison High School and then earned her master’s degree from Jersey City State College.
Joann was a remedial reading specialist in the Harrison school system for many years before retiring to Lake Tranquility.
She had a lifelong love of nature and particularly enjoyed watching the swans and other wildlife that inhabited the lake. Visitors to her home were struck by her artistic flair and impressive collection of plants. Family and friends always looked forward to her unique and thoughtful gifts. She always had her camera at family events and her beautiful and witty photo albums are treasured by all.
Joann is survived by her nieces Dawn Knish and Janeen Weiland and their families; John Fusiak and by the two dearest friends anybody could have Donna and Paul Fusiak and their sons. She is also survived by her aunt Mary Capozzi and the rest of her large and loving family.
She was predeceased by her husband Stephen and her sister and best friend Helen Fronheiser.
Arrangements were by Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. A blessing was offered in the chapel at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Catherine McGeehan
Catherine McGeehan (nee Drozd), 93, of Kearny, died on June 27 in Care One Nursing Home, Wall Township. She was a lifelong Kearny resident.
Predeceased by her husband John McGeehan, she is survived by her loving sons John J., Robert and Lawrence McGeehan. She was the cherished sister of Tess McGann; also surviving are five grandchildren Alyson, Jacklyn, Kara, John Robert and Kathleen and three great-grandchildren Kayla, Reilly and Molly.
Private arrangements were handled by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Stephen’s Church Food Pantry.

Ann Fisher
Ann Fisher (nee Staniewicz), 94, of Harrison, died on June 23 at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Ann was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank Fisher; her son Donald Fisher and her brothers Theodore and Nicholas Staniewicz Sr. She is survived by her sister Valerie Gasior, granddaughter and husband Melissa and Brian Levering, great-grandson Brody Levering and her nieces and nephews.
Ann will be remembered for her sense of style and her feisty personality. A memorial Mass was held on June 27 at Holy Cross Church, Harrison.