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Obituaries

Stanley B. Bowell 

Stanley B. Bowell died May 1 at Alaris Health Care in Kearny. He was 75.

Born in Carbondale, Pa., he lived in Cedar Grove and the past two years in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

A prayer service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

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

Stanley was the husband of the late Martha (McCabe) and the late Evelyn (Windler). Father of Colleen Vieira (Dominick), he was the brother of Helen Swan, Mary Getzie, Robert Bowell and the late William Bowell and Lyda Ehler. Also surviving are his grandchildren Christine and Patrick.

Evelyn Rose D’Amore 

Evelyn Rose D’Amore passed away at home on May 2. She was 78.

Born in Austin Heights, Pa., she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Visiting will be on Thursday, May 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, and view a more personal obituary, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Evelyn is survived by her husband Dominick, her son Glenn and his wife Mary Susan and her daughter Dianne and her husband Philip. Sister of Carol Lavery, Vincent Augustitus and the late Elaine Mougel. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kyle and Caroline.

James Fraser 

James Fraser passed away peacefully at home on May 1. He was 93.

Born in West Hartleypool, England, he lived most of his life in Kearny.

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

Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and bravely fought on Iwo Jima during his time in the South Pacific. He founded and owned Arlington Scale Company in Kearny. He was a member of the Benstead Senior Center and loved to golf and play tennis. Among his favorite days out were his trips to Atlantic City with his brother Tom. He was a very loving family man.

Devoted husband of Eleanor (nee Lardier), he was the cherished father of Michele Syme (George), Patricia McMahon (William) and Nanette Wagner (Donald) and brother of Louise Eckert and the late Robert, William, Thomas, Albert and Herbert Fraser, Frances Bjorkner and Sally Lygate. He was also predeceased by his cousin Herbert Glendenning.

Also surviving are his loving grandchildren Heather, Bethany, Robert, Devin, Hayley and Michele along with his great-grandchildren Emily, Katherine and Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Kearny Emergency Squad or The American Heart Association.

Donald Galioto 

Donald Galioto, of Kearny, 65, passed away May 3 at Clara Maass. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins. com

Don had been an auto mechanic for many years. He leaves behind his mother May, his wife Christine and son Donald. Brother of Gerard Galioto and Lucille Palmiery, he is also survived by one grandchild, Gaige.

Michael F. Killian 

Michael “Mickey” F. Killian, of Harrison, formerly of Kearny, died peacefully at home on April 29. He was 79.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held Monday at St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by a private cremation.

Mickey was a fun loving family man who will be truly missed. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Malley), he was the father of Deirdre Pires (Adelino), Sheila Sheehy (Martin) and Mary Doris Daley (the late Donald). Brother of Mary Jane Mackaravitz and Jule Gimbel, he is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Compassionate Care Hospice, 66 Mt. Prospect Ave., Clifton.

Jose Enrique Lopez 

Jose Enrique Lopez died May 2 at home. He was 72.

Born in Puerto Rico, he lived in Belleville.

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

Jose is survived by his wife Monserrate, his daughters Beatriz Sanfilippo and Maribel Pacheco, many brothers and sisters and his grandchildren Talisa, Isabel, Adrianna, Gabriella and Gianina.

Giovanna Marx 

Giovanna “Jean” Marx died on May 1. She was 85.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www. armitagewiggins.com.

Jean was the wife of the late William and is survived by her children Deborah Kurasz, Donna Dombkowski and William F. Marx, two sisters Marie and Millie, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Georgianna Miles 

Ms. Georgianna Miles, 94, of Kinnelon, passed away on April 27. “Georgie” lived with her daughter Mary and granddaughter Rachael Morrell in Charlotte, N.C., at the time of her passing.

Georgie was born on May 17, 1919, in Browndale, Pa. She lived more than 50 years in Kearny, and spent the last years of her life in Charlotte, N.C.

Georgie loved politics, watching golf and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Georgie is survived by three children, Mary Dermody of Charlotte, Georgianna Hook of Kinnelon and Patrick Dermody of Cranford. Georgie is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Saturday, May 3, at McEwen’s Funeral Service, Charlotte, N.C. Funeral services followed at 12:30 p.m. in the McEwen Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.McEwenPinevilleChapel.com.

Theresa Sadowski 

Theresa Sadowski (nee Kurynkiewicz) died at home on April 29. She was 84.

Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to Manahawkin two years ago.

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

Theresa worked at Hudson Lamp and the RCA. She loved flowers and caring for her garden and plants. She loved to polka dance.

Wife of the late Norbert, she is survived by her son Tony Sadowski and her daughter along with her husband Barbara and Bernie Warnock. She was the grandmother of Denise Pais-Sotelo (Julio), Dana Coleman (Dane), Diane Warnock, Jason Sadowski (Kristen), Chrissy Johnson (Anthony) and the late Danny Warnock. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren Brice, Kyle, Faer, Keala, Kole, Declan and Lily.

Andrew Michael Sheldrick 

Andrew Michael Sheldrick, entered into eternal rest in the arms of his beloved wife on Saturday, May 3. He was 77.

Born in Harrison, he was a lifelong resident. He worked as the head of maintenance for the U.S. Postal Service in Kearny for many years retiring in 2001.

Andrew was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, V.F.W. Post # 1302, West Hudson Marine Corps League Detachment and the Scots American Club, all located in Kearny. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.

Andrew was a soccer referee for many years in his free time. Prior to that he coached, namely with the Thistle F.C., Kearny and the Harrison Recreation.

He was the beloved husband of Martha (nee Gruber) married 46 years, devoted father of Scott (Katie), Sean and Christopher, cherished grandfather of Tayler, Meghan, Colin, Logan, Summer, Zachary, Christopher and Skye. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Viewing hours will be on Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Cremation will be private. For information or directions, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Autism Speaks, care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Andrew.

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Peter F. Blair

 

Peter F. Blair, 73, died on Wednesday, April 23.

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

Peter was born in Kearny and raised in North Arlington. He later returned to Kearny where he lived for the last 45 years.

Mr. Blair was a graduate of Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington and later served honorably as an infantry sergeant in the New Jersey National Guard.

He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, Springfield, and was employed as an operations manager for St. Johnsbury for 30 years. He later worked for Waste Management before retiring in 2000.

Mr. Blair was a proud member and former vice president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Hudson County, and was named their “Irishman of the Year” in 2004. He also served as the Hibernian delegate to the United Irish Associations of West Hudson and served as secretary to the United Irish Associations. Pete was also a member of the B.P.O.E. No.1992, North Arlington, and was named their “Elk of the Year” in 2013.

Peter will be remembered as a devout Roman Catholic who attended Mass every day at St. Stephen’s Church. He thoroughly enjoyed helping clean the sanctuary.

He was a lifelong and devoted fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. On more than one occasion Mr. Blair would personally call and speak to Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor and ask for a special prayer for a “Saturday afternoon win.”

Pete is survived by his beloved wife Mary Anne (nee Abate) Blair; his children Sharyne Blevins (Bill), Gregg Blair, and Peter Blair (Nancy); brother Raymond Blair; and grandchildren Billy, Gregg, and Blair Blevins and Nicholas, Erica, Anthony and Gina Blair. He was the beloved friend of the Rev. Sal DiStefano.

He was predeceased by his parents Raymond Sr., and Lillian Blair; two children Gerard and Darlene Blair; and three sisters Mary VanVolkenburg, Edna Guenther and Ann Blair.

Irish Heritage Park, Kearny, maintained by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is flying the Irish flag at half-staff in honor of Pete.

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Ethel G. Murphy

Ethel G. Murphy, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on April 22. She was 81.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Cross Church, Harrison on Saturday.

Born in Newark, Ethel was a lifelong resident of Harrison. Ethel worked as a file clerk for Worthington Pump, a telegraph operator for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Newark, and was also a housekeeper for Dr. Stanley Siwek. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Harrison.

Predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Murphy, she is survived by her loving companion James Chadwick, her beloved children and their spouses, Thomas (Coleen) and Tammy Blume (Steven); she was the cherished grandmother of Jessica Oldenburg (William), Thomas and Michele Murphy, and Steven and Kyle Blume. Ethel was the dear great-grandmother of Aimee and Ronald Oldenburg. She was the loving sister of Estelle Pipon and Raymond Scally. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Ethel was also predeceased by her parents John and Mabel Scally (nee Sulling) and her brother William Scally.

The family kindly requests donations to the Harrison Cancer League, P.O. Box 741, Harrison, N.J. 07029 in memory of Ethel.

Lottie Stavisky

Lottie Stavisky (nee Cilvick), 94, died April 18 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne. Private cremation is being arranged through the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

Mrs. Stavisky is survived by her daughter Marie Snider and her son Jeffrey Stavisky. She is also survived by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 Eugene Zazzara 

Eugene Zazzara died April 21 in Woodstock, Ga. He was 72.

Visiting will be on Friday, May 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, in Kearny. A funeral Mass will be on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, and burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Zazzara is survived by his children Jeffrey Zazzara and Michele Druding, his sister Carol Haraburda and five grandchildren.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Obituaries

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.

Obituaries

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.

Obituaries

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.