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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.

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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.

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Frank X. Lawless
Frank X. Lawless, 93, of Harrison, passed away on Friday, June 17.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Frank served as a fireman on the Town of Harrison Fire Department for 33 years, from 1947, retiring in 1980. He also worked part-time for RCA (Radio Corp. of America), Harrison, for 50 years as a concierge.
He was a member of the Harrison/East Newark Elks Lodge 2326 and the Al Cifelli Association. He was honored as “Irishman of the Year” by the Al Cifelli Association in 1996.
Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Bermuda, from 1941-1945.
He is survived by his daughter Susan Terrents; his sons Michael, Martin and his wife Taryn (nee Barclay) and his son-in-law Patrick Connell; his grandchildren Stephen, Michael, Kathleen, Kelly, Jeryl, Susan, Shealyn and Shellby and his great-grandchildren Zachary and Julia. Frank is also survived by a sister Mrs. Mary Boylan; his brothers Jack and his wife Ann and Gerald and his wife Peggy; many devoted nieces and nephews; he was known to many in town as “Uncle Frank.”
Frank was predeceased by his wife Irene J. (nee Qualey); his daughter Marilyn Connell; his granddaughter Rosalie and his parents Frank and Mary Lawless.
He was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and loved by many. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the N.J. Fireman’s Home, Boonton, N.J. c/o the funeral home in memory of Frank.

Helen Lyttle
Helen Lyttle died on June 20. She was 93.
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, she lived in Kearny before moving to Wyckoff 15 years ago.
Before retiring, she was a dial marker for Westinghouse in Newark. She was the proud owner of Lyttle Ceramics in Kearny.
Predeceased by her husband Thomas Lyttle, she is survived by her daughter Eileen Albert and her husband Jack; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery.

Bronislaw Staron
Bronislaw (Bruno) Staron died on June 20 in St. Barnabas Hospital. He was 79.
Born in Poland, he moved to Kearny 45 years ago. Bruno was a machinist for Newark Tool and Dye and was on the board of the Polish National Home in Harrison.
He is survived by his wife Anna and his daughters and their husbands Stacey Rosell and Carl and Christine Staron-Hemmens and John; his two sisters Franciszka Goracy and Wladyslawa Halas and his granddaughters Nicole and Jordyn.
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. In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to the American Cancer Society to benefit lung research.

Joao Jose Portijo
Joao Jose Portijo, 62, passed away on June 22 at home.
Born in Idanha-A-Nova, Portugal, he lived in North Arlington before moving to Kearny 27 years ago.
He was a maintenance mechanic for X-L Plastics in Clifton. He was a member of the Portuguese Cultural Association, Kearny, and an avid soccer fan.
He is survived by his loving wife Maria; three children Hilda Loucks (Jake), Elizabeth Nelson (Logan) and Joseph Portijo;  brother Antonio Portijo and two grandchildren Emma and Lillian.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecelia’s Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society. www.cancer.org.

Catherine (Kay) Conlin
Mrs. Catherine (Kay) Conlin died on Wednesday, June 22. She was 94 and lived in Kearny for most of her life.
The funeral Mass was offered in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, on Monday, June 27. The interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Kay had been employed as a lab aide at West Hudson Hospital for 26 years. Prior to that, she worked for Hudson Lamp in Kearny for 23 years.
Kay was predeceased by her husband Thomas R. and her children Catherine Connolly, Thomas R. Conlin Jr. and Robert L. Conlin and her sister Mary Agnes Sheedy. She is survived by her brothers Louis and John Bergmann, as well as 10 loving grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Helen T. Bulkowski
Helen T. Bulkowski, 90, (nee Bielinski), a lifelong resident of Harrison, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 22.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A funeral Mass was held in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For more information or to send condolences, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Bulkow-ski and her niece Veronica Coladarci.  She is also survived by her grandniece Janet Torres and her husband Elias, her grandnephew Joseph Coladarci and his wife Drea and her great-grandnephew Christian Torres.  Helen was predeceased by her husband William, her son Thomas and her sisters Ann Niedziolka and Sophie Sakala and her cousin Rev. John Paprocki.

Harold Sinski
Harold Sinski, 94, of Harrison, formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, June 23.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A funeral Mass was held in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mocanaqua, Pa. For information or to send condolences, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Harold worked at Pechter’s Bakery, Harrison, as a baker for 17 years, retiring 1978.  Prior to that, he worked as a baker for Ward’s Baking Company, Newark, and prior to that as a baker for A&P. He was a member of the Harrison Senior Citizens.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1939 to 1940 during war-time.
Harold was a hard-working man.
He is survived by his sons Tony and his wife Vilma, Joseph and his wife Carolann, and his dog Scobby and his grandchildren Tina-Marie and Stanley. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Helen (nee Tracikoski), his sister-in-law Estelle Franklin, his nephew Chester Yasczemski, and his niece Christine Carpenetti.

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Laura A. Kimball
Mrs. Laura A. Kimball (Bartley), 47, passed away on Thursday, June 9, in the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
Laura was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.
She is survived by her husband Alan S.; three sisters Maureen Kaminski (Donald), Donna Castlegrant and Stacy Bartley; and three brothers Michael, Chris and David Bartley. Laura is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association, N.J. office, Center Pointe II, Suite 103, 1160 Route 22 East Bridgewater, N.J. 08807 or at www.diabetes.org/honor.

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Jozefa Krysiak

Jozefa Krysiak, (nee Drezek), 74, of Lyndhurst, formerly of Harrison and Poland, died on Wednesday, June 1.
The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Saturday, June 4.  A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
Jozefa was a member of the Rosary Society and a parishioner at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, for many years.
Jozefa is survived by her daughter Hanna Roberts and her sons John, Richard and his wife Hanna.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Joshua, Kaitlyn, Olivia, Kaia and James; her sisters Helena Czizewska and Janina Kowalczuk and many nieces and nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her husband Boleslaw and her brothers Jan and Stanislaw Drezek.

Lydia McDonald
Lydia McDonald, 91, (nee Stagg) of Cedar Grove, formerly of Kearny, died on Friday, June 3.
The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Monday.  A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny.  Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Lydia is survived by her children John McDonald and Robyn, Philip and his wife Colleen; her grandchildren Sean, Alana and Patrick McDonald; and her great-grandchildren Justin, Leah and Logan. She was predeceased by her husband John McDonald Sr., her daughter Helen McDonald, her son Robert McDonald, and her sister Lorraine DeRocker.

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Robert M. Kratt
Robert M. Kratt, 91, of Dunedin, Fla., formerly of Harrison and Verona, passed away on Saturday, May 21.
The funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Saturday, May 28. Interment followed at Arlington Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Robert worked at Worthington Pump, Harrison, for his career and prior to that, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European, African, Middle Eastern and Asiatic-Pacific Theatres as a military policeman ranked technician 5th grade and was notably involved in the Battle of the Rhineland. He was an avid golfer.                                                                                                                                            Robert is survived by his daughter Annette Dzwonczyk; his three granddaughters Christine Colvin, Theresa Dzwonczyk and Donna Krusznis and his two grandsons Paul and Andrew Dzwonczyk; he is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and his sister Flora MacLean.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary Evelyn (nee Golden) and his son Robert L. Kratt.
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Josephine C. Dick
Josephine C. Dick, 85, of Whiting, formerly of Kearny, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 23.
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Agnes McAlister
Agnes McAlister (Mullins), 94, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, in the West Hudson Post Acute Care Center, Kearny.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com
Agnes was born in Elbert, W. Va., and has lived in Kearny most of her life.
Agnes was the mother of Mrs. Patricia Scanlon and Mrs. Kathleen Feehan. She was the sister of William Mullins and Cecilia Romanski. Mrs. McAlister is also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Matthew and her son Brian.

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September Obituaries

Dorothy E. Smeltzer Haines

Dorothy E. Smeltzer Haines (nee Helfrich) passed away peacefully at the age of 93 in Clearwater, Fla. She also lived in Upper Greenwood Lake, N.J., and Bushkill, Pa. She was predeceased by her husbands, Louis E. Smeltzer and Ernest R. Haines; her son, Russell D. Smeltzer, and stepson, Olympus Haines.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Leonard and her husband, Howard; stepdaughter, Athena Fitzgerald; daughter-in-law, Sarah Haines; sisters, Alice Morr and Elizabeth Doeffinger; also survived by nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was a 1933 graduate of Kearny High School and was long active in Emerson School and Kearny High School P.T.A., the Upper Greenwood Lake Taxpayers Association, Jet Set, and various churches and honored by Hadassah in 1958 as Woman of the Year. She was most proud of her years devoted to the Girl Scouts. She was a troop leader, president of the Leaders Club, president of the West Hudson Girl Scout Council for eight years, chaired the building of Camp Winnetka in Frankford Township and co-chaired the building of the Girl Scout Headquarters on Kearny Avenue.

Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A service was held in the funeral home. Interment was in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, donate in Dorothy’s memory to Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032 or the charity of your choice.

Matilda M. Seeber

Matilda M. Seeber died Sept. 4, 2009, in the Clara Maass Continuing Care Center, Kearny. She was 95.

Born in Newark, she lived in Lyndhurst and North Arlington since 1970. She was a graduate of the St. Aloysius Secretarial School.

Wife of the late Joseph, she is survived by her children, Joseph Seeber and Eleanor Johnstone and their spouses, Janet and Ronald; also survived by her grandchildren, Michael, John, Jean, MaryJo, Ronald and Joseph; great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Felicia, Justine, Stephanie, Brittany, Corey, Chelsea, Samantha, Joseph, Brianna, Lindsey, Andrew, Tyler,  Jessica, and her great-great-grandchild, Carter John.

Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Funeral Mass was held at The Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst. Interment was in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Newark.

Elizabeth Ferriero Scheuerman

Elizabeth Ferriero Scheuerman, 78, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., formerly of Harrison, passed away on Friday morning, Sept. 4, 2009, at Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

She was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Harrison, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Sbarro Sasso. Elizabeth was a graduate of Harrison High School. She was formerly employed by the Combahr Garage Door Company in Irvington. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre and a former member of Holy Cross Church and its Altar & Rosary Society in Harrison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scheuerman, and by her sisters: Phyllis (Fifi) Wiederspan and Anna Rose Grieco and by a brother: Thomas (Bobo) Sasso. Surviving are children, Louis Ferriero and his wife, Dierdra of Derry, N.H., Patricia Shults and her husband, Larry Wilton of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Frank Ferriero and his wife, Chris of Wilkes-Barre, with whom she resided; former spouse, Vincent Ferriero, of Harrison; grandchildren, Christopher and Caitlin Ferriero, Michael and Louis Shults; sister, Angelina Flanagan of Parlin, and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at 3 p.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Private  interment was in Shore Land Memorial Garden Cemetery, Hazlet.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701 or to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Pa. 18704.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nat and Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Richard Gorman

Richard Gorman, 48, a lifelong resident of Kearny, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009.

He worked for Delta Airlines in Newark for the past 11 years.

He is the beloved son of the late George P. and Alice (nee Lancaster) Gorman; the cherished brother of Michael and George A. Gorman; and the loving uncle of Jillian and Zachary Gorman.

A graveside service was held on Thursday, Sept. 3 in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements were under the direction of the Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington.

Philip P. Rubolotta

Philip P. Rubolotta, 81, of Warwick Ave, a mechanic for RCA for 30 years and an employee of Fire Traffic Signal for the Town of Harrison, for 20 years before retiring, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at the Harborside Greenwood Nursing Home.  He was the beloved husband of Patricia L. (Czuba) Rubolotta and a son of the late Peter and Anna (Papalardo) Rubolotta; father of Janice (Rubolotta) Bahor and Paul Rubolotta; father-in-law of Bruce Bahor; grandfather of Rachel Bahor, Brooke Rubolotta, Bryan Rubolotta and Jared Bahor.  Mr. Rubolotta was a Army veteran of the Korean War.

His funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Thomas and Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI.  Burial with military honors will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Ste 2, Norwood MA 02062 or the American Heart Association, 222 Richmond St., Ste 108, Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated. For information and guestbook, visit www.TheQuinnFuneralHome.com.

Bryan Donnelly

Bryan Donnelly, 53, of Kearny, formerly of Carlstadt, died on Sept. 9, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was officiated on Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Predeceased by his father, William Taylor Donnelly; his brother, Billy Donnelly and his father-in-law, John Ross, he is survived by his wife, Kathy Ross Donnelly; his parents, Lauretta and Donald Molzon; his daughters, Rachel and Meghan Donnelly; sisters, Donna Lee Cappuzzo (Ross), Kolleen Donnelly, Donna Marie Sanders (Gene) and his brother, Steven Molzon (Lori). He was the son-in-law of Margaret Ross and brother-in-law of Maryann and Kevin Critchley, Pat and Gene McCarthy and Jack and Dottie Ross. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Born in Hackensack, Mr. Donnelly lived in Carlstadt before moving to Kearny 18 ago. He worked as a machinist for many years and was both an avid fisherman and pool player.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Cecilia’s Food Pantry, 120 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032 would be appreciated.

Genevieve “Jean” Zitzow

“Dedicated to her family”

Genevieve “Jean” Zitzow (nee Kotlowski) 95 years, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday Sept. 9, 2009, at Clara Maass Continuing Care Center, Kearny.

Born in Harrison, she was a life long resident.   She was a parishioner of Our Lady Of Czestochowa Church.    She was dedicated to her family.

Predeceased by her husband, August (1993), Genevieve was the loving mother of Richard E. Zitzow and his wife Carolina and Diane Pace and her husband Benny, Jr. dear sister of Bernice Mackoff and cherished aunt to Stephen Mackoff.  Genevieve is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A Funeral Mass was held Monday at Our Lady Of Czestochowa Church, Harrison.

The family requests donations to a charity of choice care of the funeral home in memory of Jean.

For information, directions or to send condolences visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Mary R. “Mae” Wagner

Mary R. “Mae”Wagner, 91 years, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at Genesis Eldercare, Millville, NJ.

Viewing hours will be Friday 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A Funeral Mass will follow, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.  For information, directions or to send condolences, visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Harrison, she lived most of her life in Kearny. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and Saint Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Mae was a homemaker.  She greatly enjoyed reading.

Predeceased by her Husband, John S. Wagner (1980), Mae was the devoted mother of  Alice McGroarty, Maureen Frost and Mary Kline, a loving grandmother of 4, and dear sister of William Bopp.  She was an aunt to many nieces and nephews and is also survived by her three son in laws.  She was predeceased by 6 of her siblings.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, care of the funeral home in memory of Mae.