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Obituaries

Frank Dombrowski
Frank Dombrowski, 90, of Harrison and Toms River, entered into eternal rest on April 17.
The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Wednesday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Born in Harrison, Frank lived there most of his life before retiring to Toms River.
Frank was the owner of Walter’s Bar and Grill in Harrison. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving with the 42nd Rainbow Division in Europe, and was a member of Sgt. Wm. Sawelson VFW Post 340, American Legion Post 282 and Knights of Columbus #402 all in Harrison. He was a founding member of the Young Men’s Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a longtime member of the Gilford Park Yacht Club, the Old Guard of Gilford Park, Toms River and the OLC Seniors and the Holy Cross Church Seniors.
He is survived by his loving children Teresa of Toms River and Walter and his wife Ellen of Long Beach Island. He was the loving grandfather of Mark and P.J. Dombrowski and dear great-grandfather of Jackson and Declan. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in loving memory of Frank (see www.stjude.org).

Harry L. Nell
Harry L. Nell died April 15. He was 88.
Born in California, he lived in Newark. Private cremation services were provided by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.
Harry served in the Navy during World War II and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a retired welder from Boeing Aircraft.
Husband of the late Mary, he is survived by his current wife Marli and his children Lillian Para, Virginia Peckham, Patricia Nell-Pinto, Rose and Lu Carvalho, Ilda Cavalcanti, Elizabeth Bolger and the late Sylvia Flowers. Also surviving are four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tin Can Sailors.

Lawrence Paznek
Lawrence “Larry” Paznek, 84 passed away on Sunday, April 13.
Born in Jenners, Pa., Larry lived in Kearny for the last 60 years.
He served in the Navy for 10 years.
Larry was a guidance counselor and English teacher at Essex County Vocational School in Newark for 25 years.
He was a member of the Friendship Harmony Club at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center in Kearny as well as an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Harrison for 68 years.
Mr. Paznek is survived by his wife of 61 years Catherine “Kay” (nee Lutot) Paznek; his children David Paznek and his wife Marian and Lydia Wojcik and her husband Paul.
He also leaves behind his sisters Irene and Sister Evelyn Marie and his grandchildren Lauren, Daniel, Carolyn, Christopher and Kevin.
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Ann (Masis) Paznek and siblings Pete, Lucille, Al and Mike.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday April 15, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mary Taylor
Mary I. Taylor (nee Ovens), 96, died on April 14 in the Waterview Center, Cedar Grove.
Mary was born in Barrhead East Renfrewshire, Scotland, and immigrated to this country in the early 1950s.
She lived in Kearny for many years first on Johnson Ave. then later on Forest St.
She moved to North Arlington 15 years ago. Wherever she lived her neighbors would refer to her as a great gardener and a “kitchen goddess.”
Ms. Taylor also worked as a clerk in the seafood section at ShopRite in Kearny for several years.
Private arrangements were under the direction of the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral
Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Obituaries

Tessie Babinski

Tessie (Truskolawski) Babinski, 100, a resident of St. Joseph’s Seniors Home Nursing Center and Assisted Living, Woodbridge, and formerly of Basking Ridge and Kearny, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 7.

Tessie was the wife of the late Chester Babinski, her beloved husband of 57 years.

Visiting was scheduled for Tuesday April 15, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, from 4 to 8 pm. A funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 115 S. Third St., Harrison. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Tessie was devoted to her family, her faith, and her friends. She worked at RCA in Harrison for many years and loved to read, knit and crochet.

She is survived by her two sons, Edward and his wife Pauline of Uxbridge, Mass., and Raymond and his wife Judith of Basking Ridge; grandson Paul and his wife Kristin, grandson David and his wife Nikki; granddaughter Elizabeth Baker and her husband Brent; granddaughter Katherine Thompson and her husband Bryan; and six great-grandchildren Allison, Emily and Samantha Babinski, Tessa Baker and Reese and Cole Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to St. Joseph’s Seniors Home Nursing Center and Assisted Living, 1-3 St. Joseph Terrace, Woodridge, N.J. 07095.

Ellis Beesley

Ellis “Norman” Beesley, 92, of Manasquan, passed away on April 10 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.

He was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Kearny. He was raised in Kearny and was a graduate of Kearny High School.

He worked for DuPont as a research scientist and attended Newark College of Engineering.

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, he signed up with the Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, and flew 42 missions over Italy. His last year was spent in a German POW camp after his plane was shot down.

In 1948 he married Eileen Farrell and worked as a fireman with the Kearny Fire Department until retiring in 1985. After retiring he moved to his summer home in Manasquan and wintered in Ellenton, Fla. He enjoyed fishing, boating, shuffleboard and traveling to many destinations.

Mr. Beesley is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eileen (nee Farrell) and is also survived by two sons, Dr. Ellis N. Beesley Jr. and his partner John Silkey and Philip E. Beesley and his wife Eileen, and four grandchildren, Scott Philip and his fiancee Bethany Smith, Claire Catharine, Robert and Ryan. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was slated for Tuesday, April 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Neary- Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St., Manasquan. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Denis Church in Manasquan. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, N.J. 07834-1365 or a charity of your choice. For more information or to post a tribute, please visit www.neary-quinnfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Koscielecki

Margaret Koscielecki died April 8. She was 88.

Born in Harrison, she lived most of her life in Kearny. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. Margaret was a secretary at State Farm Insurance Company in Lyndhurst.

Wife of the late Henry, she is survived by her children Christine Yanuzzi and Denis Koslecki, her brother Joseph Zubko and her beloved grandchildren Allisyn, Daniel, Patrick and Andrew all of whom she was so devoted to and proud of. A memorial Mass will be scheduled in the near future at St. Cecilia’s Church.

Frank S. Lamendola

Frank S. Lamendola died April 9 at home. He was 86.

Born in Hoboken, he lived the past 50 years in Kearny.

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

Frank served in the Army Air Force from 1947 to 1949. He owned Aztec Spackling in Kearny. He was a member and past president of Kearny UNICO and had been the grand marshal of the Columbus Day Parade.

Husband of Judi (nee Dunn), he is survived by his son Marc F. Lamendola and his daughter along with her husband Tina Marie and Brian Bartel. He was the brother of Caroline DiNardo and the late Paul Lamendola, and brother-in-law of Sandra Lamendola and Roger and JoAnn Dunn. Also surviving are his grandchildren Aidan and Tristan Lamendola and Jillian Bartel.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Imus Center at Hackensack Medical Center.

Dolores Machado

Dolores “Pidge” Machado, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 8, surrounded by her loving family. She was 81.

Pidge was born April 3, 1933, to Frank and Genevieve Sheldrick (nee Trembley) in East Newark. She was raised at 26 Reynolds Ave. in East Newark, before moving to Harrison and lived most of her life there.

She worked as a bartender at The Odd Couple, Dunphy’s Hawaiian Palms, The Library Bar & Inn, all in Harrison, and at My Place in East Newark for many years. In her free time, Pidge enjoyed playing bingo at many of the local churches.

Wife of the late Armand Machado and the late Joseph Choffo, Pidge is survived by her beloved children, Frank (Theresa), Joseph, Jr. (Barbara) and Mike, dear stepchildren, John and Gail, cherished brother Andy Sheldrick, loving grandchildren, Dan, Melissa, Nicol, Jeanne Marie, Leanne, Frank II, Joseph III, Megan and Andrew and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased her daughter Colleen, siblings Mary Cooper, Genevieve Brown, and Frank Sheldrick and her stepdaughter Dana Machado.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help defray the funeral costs, care of Mulligan Funeral Home.

Helen C. Yankowski

Helen C. Yankowski of East Newark passed away Tuesday, April 8, at The Renaissance Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lincoln Park, at the age of 92.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Her Interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Born in Mt. Carmel, Pa., on November 12, 1921, Helen moved to New Jersey where she met and married Michael C. Yankowski of Harrison.

She was a loving homemaker who also worked part time for the East Newark School System as a cafeteria aide. Helen resided in East Newark for more than 50 years before moving to live with her daughter, Barbara, in Livingston. Helen was a life member of the East Newark Senior Citizens Club and a former East Newark Senior Citizen of the Year. She was a member for many years of the Holy Cross Rosary and Vincentian Societies.

Predeceased by her husband, Michael, Helen is survived by her daughter, Barbara of Livingston, her son, Michael and his wife Laurie of Debary, Fla., and her former daughter in-law, Gina of Point Pleasant. She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, Tenn. 38148 in Helen’s memory would be appreciated.

Obituaries

Beatriz DaSilva

Beatriz DaSilva died April 4 in Clara Maass Hospital. She was 87.

Born in Portugal, she lived in Newark and many years in Harrison.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was set for Tuesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, East Newark, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www. armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Julio, she is survived by her sons Julio, Antonio and Manuel DaSilva. She is also survived by six grand and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Harrison Cancer League c/o the funeral home.

Peter G. Drofiak

Peter (“Lineman Pete”) George Drofiak, 65, of Kearny, passed away on Saturday, April 5, at Alaris on Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

Peter was born in Penley Hall, England, and was a longtime resident of Kearny. Peter graduated from Kearny High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged. He was a lineman for the Kearny Fire Department for 26 years.

Peter was the loving son of the late Stefan and Eva Drofiak, brother of John Drofiak and devoted uncle of Eve Holiday Drofiak and Samantha Drofiak.

Services were by the Shaw- Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave. , Kearny.

Mildred S. Ferreira

Mildred S. Ferreira died April 1. She was 78.

Born in Newark, she moved to Kearny 45 years ago.

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 in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mildred, along with her husband Luciano, owned and helped manage their family business, L. Ferreira and Son Fuel Oil in Kearny.

Wife of Luciano Ferreira Jr., she is also survived by her children and their spouses Mary and Vincent Abbott, Viola and Rick Diebold, Rosemarie and Alan Masters and Luciano Ferreira III. She was the sister of Fran Pfluger, Helen DaCruz, Suzanne Taskowitz, Teresa Raimondi, Kathy Stolte and Thomas Reagan. Also surviving are her grandchildren Annmarie Grenga, Danielle and Vincent Abbott, Craig, Cyndi and Samantha Dieck, Alan, Michael and Kimberly Masters and Kerri Ferreira and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation.

Margaret M. Fitzgerald

Margaret M. Fitzgerald (nee Sweeney), 98, died April 6 at her home in North Arlington.

Born in Jersey City, she moved to North Arlington in 1958.

She worked as an administrative assistant for the RETS Electronic School in Nutley for 20 years before retiring 28 years ago.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Fitzgerald, the cherished mother of Dennis Fitzgerald and his wife Doris of North Arlington, Geraldine Bleach and her husband Thomas of Brick, Peter Fitzgerald and his wife Nancy of Massachusetts, and the late Robert Fitzgerald, the adored grandmother of Shane, Jamie, John and Joey, and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 10 a.m., at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Alfred J. Glowacki

Alfred J. Glowacki, 91, of North Arlington, and formerly of Jersey City, died on April 2.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Interment was in The Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown.

Mr. Glowacki was a teacher at Dickinson High School in Jersey City for 32 years, retiring in 1980. He was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Polish National Alliance.

He was the beloved husband of the late Stella Olchowa Glowacki, father of Patricia Caulfield and grandfather of Andrew and Steven.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675 would be appreciated.

Anthony Palumbo

Anthony J Palumbo, 74, died on April 3 in the N.J. Veterans Home, Paramus.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mr. Palumbo was born in Newark and lived in Kearny for many years before moving to Paramus 17 years ago.

He served in the Navy from 1957 until 1960.

Anthony was a police officer for the town of Kearny for 31 years, retiring 21 years ago. He proudly served two terms as president of the Residence Council at the Veterans Home.

Mr. Palumbo is survived by his wife Marie G. Palumbo (nee Ostroman); three children; Mark B. Graham and his wife Patricia, Lisa M. Donabauer and her husband Joseph and John G. Graham and his wife Judy; one sister Patricia Giangerelli and her husband George; grandchildren Mark B. Graham, Kristen L. Graham, Kyle C. Graham and his wife Amber, Kelly A. Graham, Sean G. Graham, Evan P. Graham, Gina Marie Donabauer and Samantha N. Donabauer and one great-grandchild Bradley C. Graham.

He was the uncle of Janine Cerreto (nee Giangerelli) and her husband Carmen and their children Christina and Anthony.

Anthony was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Clara (DeVivo) Palumbo and his sister Virginia Laterza and her husband Joseph.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the N.J. Veterans Home Paramus, 1 Veterans Dr., Paramus, N.J. 07652 or to a charity of your choice.

Orlando Suarez

Orlando Suarez died April 5. He was 83.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he lived in Belleville before moving to Lyndhurst a year ago.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, April 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewigins.com.

Orlando is survived by his wife Argelia and his daughters Teresita and Vivian Suarez and his grandchildren Ivannah, Ariana, Kayla, and Demi.

Dorothy Theiss

Dorothy Theiss, of North Arlington, passed away on April 3 at home. She was 76.

Born in Tennessee, she lived in Dedham, Mass., before moving to North Arlington 52 years ago. She was an R.N. at Clara Maass Medical Center for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1978.

She is survived by four daughters, Kathleen Postal (Collin), Cheryl Ann Moran (William), Christine Fitzgerald and Karolyn Theiss, one son Brian Theiss (Christina), and one sister Jane Walker. She is also survived by her dear friend Judith Roemer, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. www.armitagewiggins.com.

William J. Thompson

William J. Thompson died March 31. He was 85.

Born in Kearny, he was a lifelong resident and also spent his winters in Sarasota, Fla.

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 condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Bill served in the Army and was part of U.S. occupying forces in Japan during World War II. He was a retired detective sergeant from the Kearny Police Department. He was a member of Copestone- Ophir F.&A.M., the West Hudson South Bergen Optimist Club, the Tatum Ridge Golf Club and had worked and played for years at Crestmont Country Club.

Husband of Barbara (nee Nicolls), he is survived by his children and their spouses Jeffrey and Meg Thompson and Dorine and John Pomponio. Brother of the late David Thompson and Gladys Smith, he was also the devoted Pop Pop to Travis Thompson, Allison Fisher, Lindsey Link, Jessica and Tucker Thompson and Joshua, Kaitlyn and Sara Pomponio. Also surviving are his great grandchildren Molly, Jack, Cooper and James.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Grace United Methodist Church, Kearny.

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Vincent F. Carchidi

Mr. Vincent F. Carchidi, of Kearny, died on Saturday, March 29. He was 81 and a longtime Kearny resident.

The funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by the interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Condon Funeral Home (condonfuneralhome.com) 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny, on Tuesday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Vince was a fixture working the polls in Kearny during municipal and school board elections. He was also a member of the Watchung Amateur Ski Club for 52 years and enjoyed spending time at his home in the Catskills.

He was employed as a general manager and advertising specialist with the Kearny Observer for over 25 years until retiring.

He was a proud Army veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Carchidi is survived by his sister, Rose Carchidi; his nieces and nephews Roseanne and Craig Stewart, John and Sharon Carchidi and Christine and Daniel McShane. Also surviving are his great-nieces and nephews Christopher McShane, Daniel and Linette McShane, Jackie and John McNally and Alex McShane. He was predeceased by his siblings Clara A. and Joseph (Jackie) Carchidi.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to Pathways for Independence, 60 Kingsland Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032.

Hubert Churchman

Hubert “Frank” Churchman, 92, passed away on March 23 at Newton Medical Center.

Born and raised in Kearny to the late Percy James and Mary (Billingham) Churchman, he lived in Flanders before moving to Sussex County in 2005. Along with his wife, Therese, Mr. Churchman summered in Stuart, Fla., from 1993 to 2004.

He served in the United States Army in the 347th Infantry during World War II and received a Bronze Star and was a member of the American Legion Post 213 in Wantage. He was an assistant coach for Thistle FC of Kearny.

Mr. Churchman was employed as a truck driver and dispatcher for Chasta Motor Transportation in Kearny, retiring in 1987.

He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Therese, on February 16, 2009; his son, Francis “Frank” Churchman on September 10, 2009; and his daughter-in-law, JoAnne Churchman on December 18, 2008. He is survived by his three sons, Brian of Wantage, Mark of Wharton, and James of Wantage; his daughter, Nancy Mary Shaffer and her husband Harry of Lake Ariel, Pa.; and his five grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St., Sussex. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Wantage First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 721, Wantage, N.J. 07461. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.

Charles E. Ferruggio

Charles E. Ferruggio, 66, died March 24 at the Maple Glen Center in Fair Lawn.

Born in New York, N.Y., he lived in North Arlington before moving to Oakland 12 years ago. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was an operating engineer with Local 825 in Springfield for 35 years before retiring five years ago.

He was the cherished companion of 22 years of Marietta Galdi, the adored father of Jason C. Ferruggio, the loving brother of Sam Ferruggio and the dear uncle of Andrea Ferruggio.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Friday, March 28, with a funeral Mass at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Joann L. Gorba

Joann L. Gorba died March 12 at home. She was 48.

Born in Kearny, she was a lifelong resident.

A memorial service was held at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Joann is survived by her daughter Ashley and her sisters and brother Julie Kammerer, Sherri MacLeod and James Gorba. She is also the beloved aunt of Julie, Sean and Kristen Clark.

Theresa Kosciuch

Theresa Kosciuch (nee Paschenko) died March 27. She was 86.

Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny the past 64 years.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Theresa is survived by her husband William and her children and their spouses John and Molly Kosciuch and Elaine and William Lombardi. Also surviving are her grandchildren Liza, Sara, Nicole and Michele and her great grandchildren Noah and Dean.

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

Patrick Francis Murtagh

Patrick Francis Murtagh, 82, entered into eternal rest on March 27.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Tuesday, April 1, at 10:15 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow at St. Aloysius Church, Newark, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Friends may call on Tuesday, starting at 9:30 a.m. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in French Parp, Ireland, he was a lifelong resident of Newark. He worked as a machine operator for PFAFF and Kendall in Newark for 30 years, retiring in 1994. Prior to Kendall, he worked for Commercial Can in Newark. He was a member of Roscommon Club in New York City, and he was an avid Mets fan and enjoyed playing the lottery.

Patrick is survived by his sister Anna Thompson and his brother Joseph Murtagh, his cousins Margaret ”Jeannie” Brynes, Helen Brennen and Mary Vaughn and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret (Byron) Murtagh and his uncle, John Murtagh.

Eleanor M. Nauen

Eleanor M. Nauen died March 23. She was 84.

Born in Paterson, she lived in Florida for many years before moving to Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church and burial followed in Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.

Eleanor is survived by her sister Henrietta Mawhinney, four nieces, one nephew and their families.

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Robert Thomas Bubenas

Robert Thomas Bubenas (“The Duke”) died suddenly on March 12 in Kearny. He was 62.

Born in Kearny, he was a lifelong resident.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.armitagewiggins com.

Bubenas was a motorcycle police officer in both Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Kearny.

He was a member of the VFW and The Schuyler Tuna Club.

He served in the Airforce in Vietnam and was in the military police.

Son of the late John and Pauline (nee Benkes) Bubenas, he is survived by his brothers and their wives, John Paul and Joan Bubenas and Richard Francis and Ana Bubenas, and his sister, Dorothy Jane Graham, along with their loving families.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the Kearny Police Department DARE Program.

Gloria A. Eckhardt

Gloria A. Eckhardt (nee Locorriere) died March 21. She was 74.

Born in Jersey City, she lived in North Bergen and Brick.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www. armitagewiggins.com.

Gloria was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Eckhardt. She leaves her loving sons and their wives Joseph E. III and Rosa, James R. and Colleen and Robert A. and Judith Eckhardt. She was the devoted sister of Leonard Locorriere, Laura Mott, Helen Bostwick and the late Guy Locorriere, Mary Fortunato and Rita Reilly. Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren Julia, Stephanie, Bianca, James, Andrew and Emily.

Elizabeth Farrell

Elizabeth Farrell died on March 13. She was 83.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Kearny since 1962.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mrs. Farrell was a member of the St. Cecilia Seniors, the Salvation Army Home League, and the Friendship and Harmony Clubs. She worked in the actuary department at Mutual Benefit Life.

She is survived by her sons, Ralph, John and his wife, Susan, and Alex Farrell and her grandchildren, Shannon, Breanne and Michael, and her great-grandson, Jayden. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Special Olympics.

Anthony Jankiewicz

Anthony Jankiewicz, 79, entered into eternal rest on March 15.

The funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, with the Rev. Pawel Milewski of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church officiating. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For more information, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome. org.

Born in Choromce, Poland, Anthony came to the U.S. and Harrison in 1951. He worked as a machinist for Kleer Kast Plastic Company in Kearny for many years.

Anthony is survived by his brother Zenon and his wife Brigitte from Kearny, his sister Mrs. Irene Oeckel and her husband Michael from Phillipsburg, and his brother-in -law John Sessa. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Apolinary and Bronislawa Jankiewicz, his brother Henryk, and sisters Rozalia Zambrzyski and Genevieve Sessa. For those desiring, contributions may be made to E.I.E.S. for the Blind, or Cancer Research, in care of the funeral home in loving memory of Anthony.

Alice Majkowski

Alice Majkowski (nee Cichowski) died March 18. She was 91.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows, Kearny, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Alice was a retired administrator from Public Service and was active with the Benstead Senior Center in Kearny.

Wife of the late John J. Majkowski, she is survived by her son, John, and his wife, Donna Majkowski; her daughter, Rosalie Majkowski, and daughter-in-law, Judith Majkowski. She was predeceased by her son,Vincent. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Vivian, Derek, Thad, Allyson, Deven, Jason, and Billy, and her great-grandchildren, Michael John, Kelsey, Kylee, Reese, Tyler, Rowan, Brett, Simon, Brady and Elliot. Alice also leaves behind her dear friend and “partner in crime,” Ethel Tolen.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center.

Frank V. Pellittere

Frank V. Pellittere died March 18. He was 68.

Born in Paterson, he lived in Skyland Lakes and the past 40 years in Kearny.

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

To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Frank owned Star Mortgage Company in Bloomfield and was active with The Boys Club of America.

He is survived by his wife Jo-Ann (nee Lallo), his sons Frank J. Pellittere and Brian Sherry and his stepchildren Anthony Giudice, Justina Mann, Frank Smith, Gordon Smith, Gail Hernandez and Tracey Gallacher. He was the stepbrother of Frank Zampese. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American cancer Society.

Thomas R. Russo

Thomas R. Russo died March 11 in Florida. He was 59.

Born in Newark, he was a lifelong Kearny resident.

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

Tom had been a truck driver and a member of Teamsters Local 560. He was a board member at Hickory Hills, his Pennsylvania home association, and enjoyed coaching youth sports.

Formally married to Karen (nee Robinson), he was the son of Fay and the late Thomas. He leaves behind his children and their spouses Kimberly and Dwayne Kulish and Thomas D. and Christine Russo. He is also survived by his grandchildren Dwayne, Emma, Lindsey and Mia «on the way».

Dorothy A. Slater

Dorothy A. Slater, a Kearny resident, passed away at home on March 23, after a brief illness.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, March 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church. Private cremation will follow. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Dorothy was born in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of John and Lottie Shuba. She graduated from West Scranton High School and earned her nursing degree at Newark City Hospital, Newark. She worked as a registered nurse for more than 31 years at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny, where she had many lifelong friends.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert F. Slater, and their three children: Robert J. (Michelle) of Stafford, Janet Slater Bayer of Kearny and Maria Slater of Harrison. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael Bayer (Alyssa), Kelly Bayer, Jessica, Robert G. (Tatiana), Nicholas, Breanna and Mason Slater, and her great grandson Robert Eli. Dorothy was predeceased by her brother Leo Shuba and is survived by her brother Joseph Shuba (Bonnie) and sister MaryAnn O›Neill. Dorothy also leaves behind a wonderful extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Obituaries

Anthony James DeLeva

Anthony James DeLeva, 55, of Lyndhurst, passed away on Thursday, March 6.

He was the beloved husband of Michele DeLeva (nee Matonis) who works in financial aid at Montclair State University; the devoted son of Rose DeLeva Bonavota; loving father of Gloria, Anthony Jr., Robert, Briana, PJ, Alexa and Franky DeLeva; dear brother of Peter Bonavota and the late Emily Renzullo; cherished grandfather of Alyssa, Brandon, Emily, Robert Jr. and Anthony III.

Mr. DeLeva was an executive chef for 35 years.

Arrangements were by the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis Tenn. 38105.

Anna Moore

Anna Moore, 88, of Kearny, died on March 9.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial was officiated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Newark, Mrs. Moore lived most of her life in Kearny.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Arthur Moore; mother of Ernest Wayne (Maureen) Moore, Charles Arthur (Valerie) Moore and Barbara Ann (Leith) Moore Mace; sister of Jon Shindle and the late Mary, Mildred, Emily and Joseph; grandmother of Steven (Sandra) Moore, Marisa Mace, Kevin Moore and Christine (Eric) Ziomek and great-grandmother of Lily and Shawn.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758518, Topeka, Kan. 66675 (www.woundedwarriorsproject.org) or The Popcorn Park Zoo, 1 Humane Way, Forked River, N.J. 08731 (www. ahscares.org) would be appreciated.

Gloria Ruiz

Gloria Ruiz died March 13. She was 62.

Born in Puerto Rico, she lived in Harrison.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, with a funeral service held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Gloria was the dear companion of Rafael DeJusus, mother of Carmen Ruiz, Pedro Lebron and Joel Zapata and sister of Benjamin and Hector Ruiz, Annie Alvarez and Luz Parada.

Obituaries

Mark A. Maldonado

Mark A. Maldonado, 37, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 3, at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, after a short illness.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

Born in Newark, Mark was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He was a computer aided design and drafting technician and he also did heating & air conditioning repair and installation.

In his free time, Mark enjoyed playing the guitar and video games.

He is survived by his beloved parents Federico and Eva I. (nee Lopez) Maldonado, his loving sister Lory Enright and her husband Ryan, his cherished nephews Ryan and Jason Enright, and his dear aunt Merinda Martinez and her husband Hank. He is also survived by many cousins.

Eleanor C. Mount

Eleanor C. Mount, 86, of Toms River, formerly of Harrison, died on March 7 at home.

Arrangements are by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Tuesday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Mount lived in Harrison most of her life before moving to Toms River in 2012.

She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Mount; mother of James (Paula) Mount, Carolyn (Kevin) Duffy, Karen (Douglas) Holzherr, John (Kathryn) and the late Michael Mount; grandmother of 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Make a Wish Foundation (www.nj.wish.org) would be appreciated.

Gladys Tubens

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The funeral for Gladys Tubens, of Kearny was arranged by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral Mass was at St. Anthony’s Church and burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Gladys came to this country from Peru 20 years ago. She is survived by her husband Enrique Bravo and her children Jesus, Gladys, Celena, Karina, Cinthia and Miguel Cordova and Milagros De La Rosa. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.

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Edward J. Frerichs

Edward J. Frerichs entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 1, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Friday, March 7, at 9:15 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow at Holy Cross Church, Harrison at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Friends may call on Thursday, March 6, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8:45 a.m. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in “Hell’s Kitchen,” Manhattan, N.Y., Edward grew up in East Newark and lived in Harrison for the last 67 years. He worked as an electrical inspector for the Bendix Corporation in Teterboro for many years. Edward began working at the age of 15 to help support his widowed mother and two younger brothers.

A member of the “Greatest Generation,” he served in the United States Army during World War II. Landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day Plus 18, he served in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion engaging in many battles throughout France, Belgium, and finally in Germany.

A devout Catholic, Edward was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Harrison, where he attended Mass daily.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Florence (nee Devine), loving children, Edward, Claire Hallam, Elaine Dobosh (Joseph), and Ruth Gerris (Bob), cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Alison and Tom Bowers, Jennifer Dolaghan (Sean), Brian Dobosh (Beth Anne), Lisa Rusek (Mike), Steven Hallam (Moriah), Michelle Hallam and Danny Gerris and Jake and Quinn Dolaghan. He is also survived by a dear brother Fred and many nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his brother Frank, daughter-in- law Frieda Frerichs, and a son-in-law George Hallam.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Camp Fatima of NJ, care of the funeral home, or you may mail your donation directly to Camp Fatima, P.O. Box 612, Harrison, N.J. 07029 in loving memory of Edward.

Catherine A. Greenemeier

Catherine A. Greenemeier (nee Nappi) entered into eternal rest peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Feb. 27. She was 58.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. The funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family.

For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Newark, she was a lifelong resident of Harrison.

A wife and a mom, she worked as a crossing guard for several years in Harrison.

Catherine is survived by her beloved husband Richard; loving children Alexis and Richard Jr., dear siblings Lena Cicchino and Richard Nappi. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Margaret Nappi and her brother Anthony.

For those desiring, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942 in loving memory of Catherine.

Mary Hickey

Mary Hickey died on Feb. 24 at home. She was 81.

Born in Brooklyn, she moved to Kearny 15 years ago.

A memorial service was held at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, followed by a private cremation.

Mary was a nursing assistant at The Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for many years.

Wife of the late James Greer, she is survived by her children and their spouses Stephen Hickey, Pat and Lew Battista, Kathy and Tom McGrade and Jacqueline Sabbagh. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Daniel J. Jutkiewicz

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Daniel J. Jutkiewicz, 61, died on Feb. 20 in the Hackensack University Medical Center.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Born and raised in Wilkes- Barre, Pa., Danny lived in Rutherford before moving to Kearny 18 years ago.

Mr. Jutkiewicz was a health insurance and employee benefit specialist for Benefits Solutions in Wayne for the last 11 years as well as a member of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters. He was an ambassador for the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce in Wayne.

He served as a Eucharistic Minister, lector, C.C.D instructor and a member of the Parish Council, all at St. Stephen’s Church. He also volunteered at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny during Rejoice Retreats. During the holidays, Dan would feed the homeless with the Rev. Benedict Groeschel and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in the Bronx, N.Y. He coached girl’s softball for Kearny Recreation. Danny was also a constant entertainer, singing and playing guitar.

He is survived by his wife Susan (Leahy) and daughter Jessica Suzanne Jutkiewicz and her boyfriend Daniel Lockard; siblings Ann Marie Chirco and John “Jack” Jutkiewicz; son-in-law of Julia (Mc- Curley) and Jerry “Skeeter” Leahy; brother-in-law of Jane and Chris Souza, William and Kimberly Leahy and Anne and John McCaffery.

He was the uncle of Thomas, Christopher, Allyson, Justin, Paige, Julia, Keara, Brooke and Johnny.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at www. cmnwi.org.

Anne D. Klepp

Mrs. Anne D. Klepp, formerly of Kearny, passed away on Feb. 24. She was 90.

The funeral Mass was offered on Feb. 28 at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny (condonfuneralhome.com).

Mrs. Klepp had been an executive secretary with General Instruments in Newark for 40 years before retiring.

She was predeceased by her husband George in 1995 and is survived by her children Dolores (Thomas) List and George (Louellen) Klepp and her sisters, Julia Zavislak and Josephine Jagonski. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Thomas (BobbiJo) and Christopher (Allison) List and her great grandchildren Emily and Aaron.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Hospice of NJ. http://www.americanhospice.com/.

Thomas Myers

Thomas Luther Myers, 79, passed away on Feb. 10.

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

Mr. Myers was born in Johnson City, Tenn., and later lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 50 years ago.

He was a partner in Tom’s Service Center in Newark for 24 years before retiring in 1996.

Tom is survived by his beloved wife Audrey Myers (nee Kerr); daughter Heather Rokosny and her husband Charles; grandchildren Kristian and Madison Rokosny; brother-in-law Austin Kerr and his wife Claudia; sisters Betty Comer and her husband William and Judy Supel and her husband Harry and many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents Ruby Bennett (nee Previtt) and Taylor Myers and his sister Georgia Jenkins and her husband Les.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice.

Marion J. Teresavage

Marion J. Teresavage, 83, of Girardville, Pa., formerly a 50-year resident of Kearny, passed away Friday, Feb. 28.

Born in Girardville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Yousavage Leckner Sr. She was a graduate of the former Butler Township High School, class of 1947, Fountain Springs, Pa., and was employed as a loan officer for the First Jersey Bank, Kearny, until her retirement.

Marion was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Girardville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Teresavage in January 2010, and a daughter Mariane Johnstone in 1977.

She is survived by her son Peter Teresavage III and his wife Linda of Shenandoah, Pa., sister Evelyn Leckner of Girardville, Pa., six grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent De- Paul Roman Catholic Church, 260 N. 2nd St., Girardville, Pa. A viewing will be held at the church at 9:30 a.m. until Mass. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland, Pa. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Gladys Tubens

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Gladys Tubens of Kearny died Feb. 21.

Her funeral was arranged by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral Mass was at St. Anthony’s Church and burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Gladys came to this country from Peru 20 years ago.

She is survived by her companion Enrique Bravo and her children Jesus, Gladys, Celena, Karina, Cinthia and Miguel Cordova and Milagros De La Rosa. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.

Helen C. Wieczenski

Helen C. Wieczenski (nee Bakula) died Feb. 22. She was 86. Born in Harrison, she was a lifelong resident. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Chester, Helen is survived by her children and their spouses Michael and Mary Wieczenski, Andrea and Raymond Kustosz and Thomas and Miranda Wieczenski; her grandchildren Kimberly, Heather, Jason, Steven, Jennifer, Thomas, Michael and Andrew and her great-grandchildren Gavin, Alyssa, Jonathan, Alexis, Madison, Saheli and Aanya. She was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law Bernadette and Dave Tietjen and her brothers Chester, Leo and Louis Bakula.

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

Obituaries

Angelo Buttiglieri

Private arrangements for Angelo Buttiglieri were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

Mr. Buttiglieri, a former Hudson County resident, died Feb. 18 in Jacksonville, Fla. Angelo was a self-employed retail salesman for many years in Jersey City. He was a World War II veteran. His burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Richard A. Gelcius

Sr. Richard A. Gelcius Sr., 77, of Kearny, died on Feb. 22 at home.

Visiting will be at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Gelcius was in shipping and receiving with Chrysler Corporation, Tappan, N.Y., for 42 years, retiring in 2008. He served in the United States Army Reserve and was a member of UAW Local 3039, Tappan, N.Y.

He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Lucille Pankiewicz Gelcius; father of of Johanna Gelcius and the late Richard Gelcius Jr. ; brother of Marianne Cassidy, Barbara Rokas and Theresa Bilaitis; and and grandfather of Sabastian Shaw and James Gelcius.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Raptor Trust, 1390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, N.J. 07946 www.info@theraptortrust.org would be appreciated.

Thomas Hanley

Thomas Hanley, 87, died Feb. 22 at his home in North Arlington.

Born in Harrison, he lived in North Arlington for the past 46 years. He was an avid bowler, a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council 3428, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a partner in Organization Services in North Arlington for the past 21 years. Previously, he worked as a draftsman for the Westinghouse Corporation in Newark for 32 years before his retirement in 1976.

He is the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Peck), the adored father of Kathleen Adamczyk and her husband Paul of North Arlington, Patricia Hanley of North Arlington, Thomas Hanley and his wife Martie of Lavalette, Marianne Carney and her husband Keith of Pequannock, Paul Hanley of Iowa, and the loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Tuesday, Feb. 25, with a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, The entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Donations in his memory may be made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

James Heinz

James Heinz, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 20. He was 49.

James was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He graduated from Harrison High School in 1982 and worked as a computer programmer in New York City for the last 20 years. An avid drummer, he played in several bands throughout the New York City area.

Predeceased by his parents, James and Rosalie (nee Bilotti) Heinz, he is survived by his uncle, Sam Bilotti.

A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. Funeral services are under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Cross Church, 16 Church Square, Harrison, NJ 07029 in loving memory of James.

Charles McBride

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Charles J. McBride, 83, died on Feb. 18 at his home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Charlie was born in Harrison and raised in Newark. He has lived in Kearny for the last 44 years.

Mr. McBride was a signal supervisor for NJ Transit. Prior, he worked in the same capacity for Conrail and before that the Erie-Lackawanna Railway. He worked for 41 retiring in 1998.

He is survived by his son Charles P. and his wife Patricia (Stotz) McBride and his beloved grandchildren Charles “C.J.” and Mallory McBride. Charlie also leaves behind two brothers Raymond and Robert.

He was predeceased by his wife Sharon (McPhail) McBride, parents Charles P. and Louise C. (Conroy) McBride and siblings Veronica, Jerome, Ralph, Gene and Thomas.

“Pop-Pop Charlie” as he was affectionately referred to by many in Kearny will be deeply missed. Residents could always count on seeing him at youth sporting events or in Dina’s Cafe enjoying a cup of coffee.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).

Antoinette Pendlebury

Antoinette Pendlebury, 89, of Ormond Beach, Fla,, and formerly of Kearny, passed away Feb. 12.

Mrs. Pendlebury was a devoted and loving wife to the late John Pendlebury. She is survived by her children, Thomas and Marianne Pendlebury, John and Deborah Pendlebury, Mary and Keith Lewis, Michael and Vonda Pendlebury, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Our Annie loved the Jersey Shore, cooking enormous meals for her family and the occasional jaunt to Atlantic City. Her sense of humor and love of a good story will always be remembered. But mostly, we will remember how much she loved her family. Ann was laid to rest beside her husband, on Feb 14 in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Gladys Tubens

Gladys Tubens, 60, passed away on Feb. 21.

Born in Lima, Peru, she immigrated to Kearny 20 years ago.

She is survived by her companion Enrique Brazo; her seven children Jesus, Gladys, Celena, Karina, Cinthia Cordova and Milagros De La Rosa and Miguel Calderon. Also surviving are eight grandchildren Samantha, Aaron, Kamille, Santos, Sebastian, Alexandra, Kate and Aurelio.

Arrangements were handled by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny.

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Maria Fatima Castro

Maria Fatima Castro, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 8, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 57.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A memorial Mass was offered at St. Rose of Lima Church, Newark, on Monday, Feb. 17.

Born in Salreu, Estarreja, Portugal, Maria lived in Newark for the last 30 years. A dedicated wife and mother, Maria greatly enjoyed caring for her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting and gardening.

Maria is survived by her beloved husband, Vitorino (married 35 years), loving children, Veronica Coston and her husband Yondale, Vito Castro Jr., Steven Concepcion, and Najla Chaneyfield, cherished grandchildren, Yondale, Jr. and Sophia, dear siblings, Dulce de Sa Rodrigues, Carlos Alberto de Sa Rodrigues and Jose de Sa Rodrigues. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy may be made to St. Rose of Lima Church, 11 Gray St., Newark, N.J. 07107 or to a charity of choice in loving memory of Maria.

Kimberly Ann LaSalle

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Kimberly LaSalle, (McSorley) entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 13. She was 46.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A viewing was held at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 17. Her cremation was private.

Born in Kearny, Kimberly lived most of her life in the Harrison and Kearny areas before moving to Dunellen. She worked for the HELM U.S. Chemical Corp, Piscataway, as a logistics manager. She was a member of the Harrison/East Newark Elks B.P.O.E #2326. She received an Associate Degree in business administration from Hudson County Community College, Jersey City.

In her free time, Kimberly was an avid reader. She was an animal lover and loved spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her loving companion, Joseph Gibbons and their daughter, Courtney LaSalle, beloved mother, Dorothy Latham, dear sisters, Nanette and Danielle LaSalle. She is also survived by many nieces and cousins.

Stanley Lubas

Stanley Lubas entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 15. He was 88.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 9:15 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, at 10 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m and Wednesday from 8:45 a.m. His interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Poland, Stanley moved to Kearny in 1968, before moving to Allamuchy Township 10 years ago. He worked as a carpenter for Continental Electric, Newark, before retiring. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. He enjoyed making furniture and gardening as hobbies.

Predeceased by his wife, Anna and a son, Jan Lubas, he is survived by his loving children Eugenia, Diane, Irene, Sophie and Edward, 14 cherished grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Raymond James McDonough

Raymond James McDonough, Mayor of Harrison, died suddenly on Feb. 12 in the Harrison Town Hall. He was 65.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Monday, Feb. 17. His entombment took place in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

A lifelong resident of Harrison, Mayor McDonough was born on Feb. 2, 1949 to Raymond J. McDonough Sr. and Marie Young McDonough. He attended Holy Cross School and Essex Catholic High School.

He worked as a member of Plumber’s Local #24 for 33 years as well as with the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. He was a commissioner of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, a position to which he was appointed by the governor. He was a member of Harrison East Newark Elks B.P.O.E. #2326 and the Knights of Columbus #402 of Harrison. Before becoming mayor in 2005, Mayor McDonough served on the Harrison Town Council for 17 years. His life of service focused on the needs and the development of the town of Harrison and the needs of the citizens, whom he served faithfully during his terms of office.

Mayor McDonough is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Constance Kowalski McDonough, by his twin brother, Thomas McDonough and his wife Ann of Harrison, his sisters Maureen Miller of Sparta, and Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Los Angeles, Calif., his brothers-in-law and their wives Gregory and Inez Kowalski and Dr. Mark and Laure Kowalski, his nieces and nephews, Kimberly Huaranga and her husband Alfredo of Nutley, Thomas J. McDonough and his wife Tara of Harrison, Dr. Kara Fitzpatrick and husband David Bajot of Palo Alto, Calif., Michael Fitzpatrick and wife Suzi of Mission Viejo, Calif., Dr. Breena Taira and her husband Dr. Taku Taira of Glendale, Calif., Adam and Celina Kowalski of Clinton, and Alex and Ava Kowalski of Winchester, Mass. He is also survived by his great-nieces and nephews Anthony & Giuliana Huaranga, Lev & Sei Taira, and Katie & Sarah Fitzpatrick of Mission Viejo, Calif. and all of his cat friends.

Mayor McDonough was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Marie McDonough, his cousin Patrick Young, and very recently by his beloved sister Mary Victoria McDonough, with whom he shared the love of Harrison, an interest in politics, and a life of good deeds and charity.

Mayor McDonough will be missed by his wife, his family and the citizens of Harrison, all of whom benefited from his love and concern for their well-being and happiness.

Following in Raymond’s life long example, donations may be made to the Holy Cross Restoration Fund, 16 Church Square, Harrison, N.J .07029 or the Harrison Education Foundation, 501 Hamilton St., Harrison, N.J. in loving memory of Raymond.

Ernest L. Podolski

Ernest L. Podolski died on Feb. 10. He was 84.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in Kearny for the past 52 years.

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

Mr. Podolski, a Korean War veteran, was decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a retired shop steward for Wakefern Foods in Elizabeth. Ernest was a member of the VFW in Kearny.

Husband of Jean (nee Baillie), he is survived by his children and their spouses Michael Podolski, Stephen and Roseann Podolski and Richard and Kathleen Podolski. Brother of Donald Joseph Podolski and Doris Canzano he is also survived by his grandchildren Sean, Shannon, James, Brian and Michele.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Gerald Stadtler

Gerald Stadtler passed away on Jan. 4, 2014.

He was born on June 22, 1985 in Newark.

Surviving are his father Ralph Stadtler, sisters and brothers Ralph Stadtler Jr.; Lisa Davis, Danny Stadtler, Tracy Segarra, Brandon Bambrick and Thomas Stadtler; seven nieces and nephews; 10 aunts and uncles, not to mention numerous cousins throughout numerous states.

Viewing will be on Feb. 28 from 2-4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Las Rosas, 1055 East Jersey St., Elizabeth. Burial will be on March 1 at 9 a.m. in Rosehill Cemetery, Linden.