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Obituaries

Stella Benn

Stella Benn (nee Majewski) died Aug. 30. She was 95.

Born in Newark, she lived 75 years in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church. Internment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mrs. Benn was an office worker for Kresge Department Store in Newark.

She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Rosary Society and Seniors Club. She loved to sing, sew and cook. She even had a published recipe. Stella volunteered for the West Hudson Board of Elections.

Wife of the late Frank Benn, she is survived by her daughter Frances Moscinski and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son John and her grandson Richard John Moscinski.

Kenneth R. Gibbons

Kenneth R. Gibbons, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was 77.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He was a cab driver for many years for various local cab companies.

Predeceased by his wife Maxine (Gilman) Gibbons, he is survived by his children, Anthony and Joseph Gibbons and Michelle Matta and her husband Paul. He is also survived by seven granddaughters and siblings Jerome Gibbons of Belleville and Evelyn Izbicky of New Hampshire.

Private funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Miguel A. Gonzalez

Miguel A. Gonzalez, 79, of Kearny, died Sept. 4 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark.

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

Mr. Gonzalez was a retired longshoreman and is survived by his wife Angela and his children Jackie and Michael (Silvia) Gonzalez and his grandchildren Arielle and Michael.

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

Carol Navickas

Carol Navickas of North Arlington entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. She was 65.

Born in Newark, Carol was raised in Harrison before moving to North Arlington 32 years ago. She was a shipping manager for Engelhard Industries, Harrison, for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Michele Navickas; a granddaughter, Victoria Goncalves; a great-grandson, Lucas Carr; siblings John Navickas, Maureen Frank, Gladys Bolger, her husband Matt; and her favorite pet, Zach. She was also an aunt to many nieces and nephews. Carol was pre-deceased by her parents, Edward and Julia (nee Ryan) Navickas; her brother, Richard Navickas; and her stepfather, Gaetano Gruttadoria.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.

For information, or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 www.stjude.org/tribute in loving memory of Carol.

Orlando Paredes

Orlando Paredes of Kearny entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, in New Vista Nursing Home, Newark. He was 47.

Born in Lima, Peru, Orlando came to the U.S. in 2000 and resided in Harrison. He was a machine operator at L and R Manufacturing Co., Kearny. He was a member of Iglesia Advnetista del Septimo Dia, Harrison.

He is survived by his loving wife, Aracely (nee Cruz); a cherished daughter, Pamela; beloved mother, Luz Mendoza; a dear brother, Carlos, of Italy; and a nephew, Christian Paredes.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Funeral services were held at Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia (Harrison Spanish SDA Church), Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Daniel T. Sansone Jr.

Daniel T. Sansone Jr. of Kearny died Aug. 30 at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. He was 63.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Dan worked for Hudson County Welfare in Jersey City.

Son of Evelyn (nee Kaywork) and the late (former Mayor) Daniel T. Sansone Sr., he is survived by his wife Jane (nee Kelly), and his daughter and her husband Danielle and Patrick Shaver. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives Charles and Heather Sansone, Larry and Virginia Sansone and Rick and Mary Sansone. He was the beloved grandfather of Charles, Henry and Andrew and was the proud uncle of Ashley, Brittany, Lindsay, Tony and Emma.

Teresa Santos

Teresa Santos of Harrison died on Aug. 30.

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

She is survived by her husband Albino and her children Joao (Bela) Santos and Cidalia Santos, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, donations to valleyhospitalfoundation.org would be appreciated. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Edward V. Venditti Jr.

Edward V. Venditti Jr. passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Janet, on Sept. 5 at home. He was 75.

Born in Newark, Ed lived in North Arlington before moving to Rutherford seven 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 an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Ed was a technician for RCA for many years. He served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1958. He loved his trips to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He especially enjoyed his Wednesday Evening Card Club. He felt those card players were a true extension of his family.

He is survived by his wife Janet (nee Carrino), his daughters and their spouses Sandy and Mark Viggiano and Cindy and Paul Plessel. Also surviving are his four cherished grandchildren Sal, Gina, Rebecca and Vincent.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Make a Wish Foundation.

Clifford T. Walsh, 59

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Although a resident of McKenney, Va., Cliff grew up in Harrison. He was a graduate of Harrison High (Class of ‘71). Unfortunately, he passed away from a sudden hemorrhagic stroke on Aug 27 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He will be sorely missed.

Cliff was a man of many talents (art, music, etc.) but his friends and family will best remember him as an accomplished musician dedicated to the trade.

He was pre-deceased by both parents Clifford and Josephine (nee Goodman) and a brother Joseph. He is survived by Linda Green (a loving companion); two brothers, Tom and Pat; a sister, Veronica Robenolt, and her husband, Robert; and six nieces, Diana, Crystal, Nicole, Amber, Brittney and Tiffany. He also leaves behind several cousins and a multitude of friends (or should I say fans!)

Cliff now embarks on his final journey. But he also gets to be with his mom, dad, aunts and uncles, too! He also gets to jam with some of the greatest musicians of all time (who’ve pre-deceased him)…. way to go Bro! Hope to see you again someday… Another star has been lit in the heavens!

Based on Cliff ’s final wishes, internment was handled compassionately by the Crematory Society of Virginia.

Obituaries

Ann Sharples Binder

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Mrs. Ann Sharples Binder, 80, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away Monday, Aug. 26, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.

Born in Jersey City, she was the daughter of the late Irene Carey Bowley and Thomas Sharples.

Mrs. Binder was a graduate of Kearny High School. She was a retired office manager, having worked for medical and dental offices in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Mrs. Binder was preceded in death by her husband Samuel “Sam” Binder Jr. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dr. Steven Binder (Parker) of Cornelius, N.C., Dr. Michael Binder (Nikki) of Cornelius, N.C.; daughters, Janet Mc- Coy (Dave) of Salisbury, N.C., Nancy Evans (Chris) of Rockwell, N.C.; sisters, Irene Reed, Jane McAllister, Marilyn Bowley, Laura Quegan, Susan Sharples-Zito; brothers, Thomas Wright, Jack Wright, Thomas Sharples Jr., Joseph Sharples, Jack Bowley, Eddie Bowley; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 30, at Summersett Memorial Chapel, Salisbury, N.C., with Rev. Stephen D. Haines officiating, followed by burial at the U.S. National Cemetery, Statesville Blvd. location, Salisbury, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Robert Myer Scholarship Fund, c/o F&M Bank, 420 N. Main St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144. Arrangements were by the Summersett Funeral Home, Salisbury, N.C. Memorial tributes and online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

Florindo A. Sousa

Florindo A. Sousa, 69, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, at home in Harrison.

Born in Portugal, he came to the United States in 1981 and lived in Harrison since then. He was retired from the Excavators Local Union Local 731, New York, N.Y.

Florindo is survived by his wife of 45 years, Maria Margarida Sousa, his daughter Carla and her husband William Cooper of Old Bridge, two granddaughters, Ashlyn and Eryn Cooper, and many other relatives and friends.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Viewing hours and a funeral service were held in the funeral home. Cremation was private. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org. For those desiring, the family requests donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tenn. 38105 (www.stjude.org/tribute) in loving memory of Florindo.

Obituaries

Regina Kowalski Dansker

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Regina Kowalski Dansker, 87, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Aug.19.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Tuesday starting at 9:30 a.m. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Jersey City to the late Marion and Kamila Kowalski, Regina was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She graduated from Harrison High School, Montclair State College (1952) and the Juilliard School of Music (1947). Over the years Regina sang at many services held in churches and temples. Besides having a beautiful soprano voice, Regina also played the piano and violin. She taught vocal and instrumental music in the Chatham School district for over 30 years where she was affectionately known as “Miss K”. Regina was a kind, generous person who loved animals and donated to many charities. She will be greatly missed.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Herman Dansker, her brothers Anthony, Bernard, Marion and Henry Kowalski, she is survived by her nephews and nieces, Gregory Kowalski and his wife Inez, Constance McDonough and her husband Raymond, Mark Kowalski and his wife Laure, Bernard Kowalski and his wife Shawn, Kenneth Kowalski and his wife Joanne, John Kowalski and Jean Vogt and her husband Gary. Regina is also survived by her great-nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bergen County Animal Shelter, or your local animal shelter or rescue in care of the funeral home in loving memory of Regina.

Elizabeth Grace Dittmyre

Elizabeth Grace Dittmyre, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 18.

Elizabeth was born Aug. 13, 1930, to William McDowall and Elizabeth Logan McDowall in Kearny.

Elizabeth was a devoted wife and mother. She worked for local doctors in Kearny where she and her husband Harry raised their family. She lovingly crocheted blankets for many newborn babies in the community.

In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Harry Dittmyre, and two sons William and Robert Dittmyre. Survivors include her son Bruce Dittmyre (Jilla), daughter Laurie Bonilla (Carlos), grandchildren Christine, John and Lauren, and a sister-in-law, Selina Wait (George).

Arrangements were by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C. A funeral service was held on Aug. 22 at Hayworth- Miller Silas Creek Chapel with James Beatty and Jerry Isaacs officiating. A private graveside service was held on Aug. 23 at Parklawn Memorial Park, Winston-Salem. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Missionaries in Many Lands, CMML, Inc., P.O. Box 13, Spring Lake, N.J. 07762- 0013 or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Thomas E. Leach

Thomas E. Leach, of Kearny, died on Aug. 20 at home. He was 67.

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

Tom, unfortunately, was afflicted with a skin condition called Neurofibromatosis. He never let this interfere with his life. He confidently lived his life with dignity. He worked at The Good Will in Harrison and prior to that worked at Macy’s in Newark.

He is survived by his loving family, brothers Joseph Leach and Robert Norman Leach and his sister Claudia Leach, 11 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews, along with his Calvary Chapel family here in Kearny. His sister Theresa Faull predeceased him.

If you care to make a memorial contribution, please consider Calvary Chapel, c/o the funeral home.

Roberto Sanz

Roberto Sanz, beloved husband of Maria Elena (nee DeArmas), died Aug. 21 in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. He was 83. Born in Cuba, he lived in Kearny for 30 years.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Aug. 24 in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Sal Viscuso

Sal Viscuso, of Kearny, passed away on Aug. 23 just weeks away from his 99th birthday celebration.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 27, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, and the group will leave at 11:30 a.m. for Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel for the funeral service. Entombment, with his beloved wife Fae, will follow. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Sal, a prominent Kearny realtor, owned Mid Realty for many years. He was past president of The Arlington Board of Realtors, The Optimist Club and The Lyons Club, of which he was also a founding member. He was also a member of The Holy Name Society at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny.

Sal was predeceased by the love of his life, Fae (nee Lacara), and is survived by his children and their spouses, Dr. Ronald Viscuso (Kim) and Dr. Nancy Hudanich (Jim), and was the grandfather of Cara Tozour (Tom), Lara Viscuso, Marc Viscuso, esq. (Angie), Dr. Ronald Hudanich (Lori), Micol Viscuso, Elissa Troisi and Jackie Troisi. Also surviving are nine grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Wounded Warriors Project.

Obituaries

Chester Blaze

Chester Blaze, 73, of Kearny, died on Aug. 16 at home.

Visiting was at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 19. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Cremation will be private.

Born in Poland, Mr. Blaze lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 35 years ago. He was the owner of C.B. Industrial Contracting in Harrison for 40 years and he worked up until the time of his illness. He was past president and member of The Polish National Home, Harrison. He was a benefactor and avid supporter of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where both of his sons graduated from.

He was the beloved husband of Honorata Siemiatkowska Blaze; father of Ron Mark (Verna) Blaze and Clark (Tracy) Blaze; brother of Richard Blaze and grandfather of Christian Chester Blaze and Mackenzie Ann Blaze.

In lieu of flowers, donations, to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, S.C. 29409 would be appreciated.

Marie DiMichele

Marie DiMichele passed away on Aug. 18 in Clara Maass Hospital. She was 86.

Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Rhode Island before moving to Kearny 45 years ago.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Marie had been a food server for Meals on Wheels.

Wife of the late John J. Ryan and the late Gene DiMichele, she is survived by her daughters Rosemarie Kulish and Joann Ryan, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

James F. Furey Sr.

James F. Furey Sr., “The Flag Man,” died Aug. 13 in the N.J. Veterans Home in Menlo Park. He was 86.

Born in Newark, he moved to Kearny 61 years ago when he married “the Peg of his Heart” Margaret (nee Rainey). A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jim served in the Army during World War II and was a past commander of American Legion Post 99 and the U.V.O. He was a member of The Old Guard and the Boxing Hall of Fame. He was past chairman of Americanism and was an honorary member of The Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was retired from Hoffman LaRoche.

Husband of the late Peggy, he was the father of Gail P. Furey, Maureen Furey-Lunetta and the late James F. Jr. Also surviving are his grandchildren Nicole, Allison, Gregg, James F. III and Daniel and his great-grandchildren Kelsey, Andrew, Tyler and Shaelynn.

If you care to make a memorial contribution, please consider Wounded Warriors Project.

Jean S. Martinez

Jean S. Martinez (Campbell), 79, died on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Genesis Healthcare Waterview Center, Cedar Grove.

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

Jean was born and raised in Newark, then lived in Kearny for many years before moving to Cedar Grove in 2004.

She was a senior correspondent for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Newark for 43 years, retiring in 1997, and was an avid supporter and volunteer at Pathways to Independence in Kearny.

She is survived by her son Douglas C. Martinez, and one sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Martin. Jean was the beloved godmother and aunt of Helen Skirptunas and her companion Rob and the loving aunt of Roseann Katsios and her husband Jim and great aunt of Rebecca and Adriana Katsios.

Ms. Martinez was predeceased by her parents Nelson and Catherine (Dowd) Campbell, siblings Dorothea “Dorothy” Marion, Katherine “Kathy” Garber, Nelson Campbell and Harry “Dickie” Campbell and her dear friends Anthony and Ann Skirptunas.

Jean was an avid bingo player and thoroughly enjoyed arts and crafts.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rowen Diano, Genesis Healthcare Waterview Center, especially Donna Cory; Hong at Evercare and the Somerset Group Home staff who cared for Douglas.

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George P. Blauvelt

George P. Blauvelt of Bloomfield passed away on July 23 at home surrounded by his loving family. George grew up in Kearny, and was a proud alumnus of Moravian College. He was an English teacher in Phillipsburg, Glen Ridge, and Hillside for many years. He was also director of education at Integrity House before retirement.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Gay Mc- Carthy. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy (nee Fox- Weaver), and was the devoted father of Rebecca O’Sullivan and her husband, Daniel, Alison Spinner and her husband, Joe, and stepdaughter, Karen McKechan and her husband, Richard; brother of Judy Blauvelt Woodworth and cousin of Kathy Pike Klein and her husband, Dick. He also leaves his cherished eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many adored nieces and nephews.

Edward S. Buta

Edward S. Buta, 78, died on July 17 at the Columbus Longterm Acute Care Hospital in Newark.

Born in Newark, he was a lifelong resident of North Arlington. He served as a North Arlington police officer for 26 years before retiring as sergeant in 1986.

He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4697, the Knights of Columbus Council Queen of Peace Council 3428, and the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association Local 95, all of North Arlington.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (nee Meehan), the adored father of Diane Clare and her husband John of Michigan, the cherished grandfather of Jennifer and Daniel Clare, the loving brother of Marilyn Janoski of Arizona, the late Robert Buta , and the dear brother-in-law of Joan Buta. Arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, July 22, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.

Mary L. Cosgrove

Mary L. Cosgrove entered into eternal rest on Aug. 10. She was 91.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 28 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, followed by private cremation. Her ashes will be placed with her beloved late husband Samuel in Holy Cross Mausoleum at a later date. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

During World War II, Mary was a manager at a Rolls Royce factory that manufactured engines for the military. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Christine and Thomas Keelen, her brothers Sammy, Joseph and James Cosgrove, her grandsons and their wives Tom and June Keelen and Andrew and Felicia Keelen, and her two great grandchildren Mackenzie Rose and Shane Joseph. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Eva Germano

Eva Germano (nee Naboychik), 87, died Aug. 2 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in Kearny, she lived in North Arlington for the past 62 years and was a member of the North Arlington Nutrition and Activity Center and the AARP.

She worked as a bookkeeper for the Malcolm Clothing Co. in Passaic for 10 years before retiring 24 years ago. Previously, she worked for the Warnaco Co. in Kearny for 10 years.

She was the beloved wife of 67 years of John J., the cherished mother of Joseph Germano and his late wife Sarah, Albert Germano and his wife Sharon, and Janet Germano- Medina and her late husband John, the adored grandmother of John, Joseph, Michael, John, Kimberly and Heidi, the great-grandmother of Logan, Giana and Amily, and the dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Monday, Aug. 5, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sarah Germano Memorial Scholarship Fund, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd., Barnegat, N.J. 08005.

Susan L. Mazol

Susan L. Mazol died Aug. 8 at East Orange Hospital. She was 42.

She was a lifelong Kearny resident. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Susan was the daughter of Dennis and the late Judith Mazol. She is survived by her companion David Antosh and her sons Brendan Cannon and Kyle Antosh. Also surviving are her siblings and their spouses David and Kathleen Mazol, Janice and Robert Belbol, Daniel and Mandi Mazol and Caryn and Kenneth Smith.

Douglas D. McNie

Douglas D. McNie, 70, of North Arlington and Ortley Beach, passed away on Aug. 9 at home after a battle with bladder cancer.

Born in Kearny, to the late Ian and Juanita (nee Lang) McNie, he resided in North Arlington for 48 years. He was a retired lithographer (pressman) with the American Lithographers of America Local 1 in New York City. He worked for many printing companies including Eastern Colortype in Clifton, Continental Can in Paterson and Command Web in Secaucus. He also worked as a driver for Friendship House in Hackensack for 10 years.

He was a founding member of the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, a member of the OBTA in Ortley Beach , and a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 80 F.&A.M., in Lyndhurst.

He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 50 years, Martha A. (nee Siernos), his cherished children, Keith D. of Lyndhurst, Tracy A. Rozansky and her husband Paul of Wayne, his four loving grandchildren Keith Ian, Joseph and Aiden McNie, Jacob Rozansky and a fifth grandchild due in November.

He was predeceased by his beloved brother, Robert and nephew, Robert McNie (2013) and his sister-in-law, Carol Siernos. He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law, Ruth McNie of Whiting and his nephew Craig McNie and his wife Cindy of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and his special cousin, Ruthanne Rodziewicz and her husband Mark of South Amboy.

A funeral service was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington. on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Contributions in memory of Douglas may be made to a charity of your choice.

Eugene J. Przebieglec

Eugene “Gene” J. Przebieglec, 85, died Aug. 5 at his home in North Arlington.

Born in North Arlington he was a lifelong resident.

He worked as a meter technician for the Western Electric Co. in Kearny for 30 years before retiring 23 years ago. He was an amateur radio operator using the call sign “WB2ZMU.”

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 139 in Lyndhurst, Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428 and Peter B. O’Connor 4th Degree Assembly, Senior Harmony Club, Senior Activity and Nutrition Center, all of North Arlington; Holy Name Society of Mt. Carmel Church and Polish American Citizens Club, both in Lyndhurst; and Telephone Pioneers of America.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (nee Daniels), the cherished father of Nancy O’Keefe and her husband Jim of Colonia and Rita Przebieglec of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., the adored grandfather of Gregory Chelstowski, Kristy Ingram and her husband Jeffrey, Adam Chelstowski and his wife Abigail, Austin Przebieglec and his wife Morgan, the loving brother of Alfonse Przebieglec and his wife Helen, the brother in law of Barbara Pryblick and Kathleen Przebieglec and the dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Friday, Aug. 9, with a funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Lyndhurst. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Daniel G. Sierchio

Daniel G. Sierchio, 79, passed away on Aug. 6.

He was the husband of the late Eileen Sierchio and father of the late Veronica and Renee Sierchio.

He is survived by daughters Karen Sierchio and Dana Sierchio Conrow, four grandchildren Danielle, Jennifer, Jessica, Daniel and 12 great-grandchildren.

Son of Jenny Mayo and the late Jerry Sierchio, he was brother to Maryann, Philomena, Patrick. Nicholas, Christine, and the late Geraldine.

Born and raised in Newark, he lived in Kearny for 38 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the past 10 years metal detecting and working in his tomato garden.

He served as an MP in the military and worked at Schiffenhaus in Newark until he retired.

A memorial is planned for Sunday Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. at Copestone Ophir Lodge #108, 225 Kearny Ave., Kearny. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the family to assist for the services.

Arlene Sprague

Arlene Sprague, (nee Grimm) of Irvington, passed away suddenly on July 14. She was 65.

Born in Passaic, she was a lifelong resident of Irvington. Arlene was a school crossing guard for the Township of Irvington for 24 years.

Predeceased by her husband, Earl (2006), Arlene is survived by her loving children, Kathleen Neal, Robert, Patrick and Dennis Sprague and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

At the request of the family, an expression of sympathy may be made to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005 in loving memory of Arlene.

Thomas Vacca

Thomas Vacca of North Arlington, formerly of Kearny, died suddenly on Aug. 9 at home. He was 50.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Tom had been a warehouse manager for World Trade Transport. He and his wife ran a Ferret Rescue business.

Son of Joanne (nee Lourenco) and the late James, he is also survived by his wife Lorri (nee Payne), his daughter Karen and his brothers James and Michael.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the American Heart Association.

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Eleanor E. De Vries

Eleanor E. De Vries, 92, of North Arlington, died on Aug. 2.

Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. To leave a condolence visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

She was the beloved wife of the late Rommert De Vries Jr., mother of Rommert De Vries (Valerie), sister of the late Ruth Franco and grandmother of James De Vries.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Henrietta M. Donlon

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Henrietta M. Donlon (nee Wedra) passed away peacefully, at home, after a courageous battle against ALS. She was 75.

Born in West Wyoming, Pa., she lived many years in Bloomfield before moving to Hamburg two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Valentine Church in Bloomfield, followed by private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Hennie was a customer service manager for American Savings and Loan Association in Bloomfield before retiring. However, her most cherished job was loving and caring for her adoring family.

Wife of Thomas F. Donlon Sr., she is survived by her children and their spouses Kathleen and Rich McGuigan, Karen and Paul Russell, Thomas F. Jr. and Amy Donlon and Kevin and Dana Donlon. She was the sister of Lucille Kruchinsky, Charles Wedra, Patricia Suchocki, Kathleen Mackin and Paula Pitcavage. Also surviving are her grandchildren Hugh, Hayden, Emily, Shannon, Colleen, Erin, Morgan, Brendan, Ryan, Kellen and Ciara.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to www.KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org or www.als-ny.org.

Eleanor J. Mernar

Eleanor J. Merenar (Rapsis), 72, passed away on July 31.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Mrs. Mernar was born in Jersey City and was raised in Harrison. She lived in Kearny for the last 42 years.

She proudly served as secretary for the Pioneer Boys and Girls Club of America in Kearny and was also a past president and life member of the Kearny 1050 Women’s Club.

Eleanor is survived by her husband Thomas X. Mernar; children Kim Spiniello (Ralph), Thomas Mernar Jr. and Greg Mernar (Donna); siblings Margaret Leifken, and Anne Murray and her grandchildren Mario and Julianne Spiniello and Christopher and Kaliegh Mernar.

She was predeceased by her brother Peter Rapsis and her sister Adele Stenger.

Leocadio I. Morejon

Leocadio I. Morejon, 80, of Kearny, formerly of Harrison, died on Aug. 1 at home.

Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A religious service was held, followed by a private cremation.

Mr. Morejon was born in Camaguey, Cuba, and lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny in 1993. He was a warehouseman for Pechter’s Bakery, Harrison, for 24 years, retiring 18 years ago. He was a member of Teamsters Local 194 in Union.

He was the beloved husband of Eugenia Rivero Morejon, father of Idiana Morejon- Murray (Francis) and James Morejon (Jennifer), brother of Gladys Chavez and Migdalia Morejon and grandfather of Meaghan, Brendan and Cody.

Marie P. Moritz

Mrs. Marie P. Moritz (nee Padden), a former Kearny resident, and currently of Jefferson, passed away on Monday, July 29, with her children at her side. She was 88.

The funeral Mass was offered in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny (condonfuneralhome. com). The interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

She had worked for NJ Bell for 42 years, retiring as chief operator in 1988. After that, she was a sales associate at the Lafayette Antiques Mill for 20 years.

Marie was an active club woman for most of her life and had been a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Jefferson Township Seniors and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. She had been a member and past president of the Kearny High School and Franklin School in Kearny PTA as well as the Jefferson Republican Club. Born in Plains, Pa., she lived in Kearny until moving to Jefferson many years ago.

Mrs. Moritz was predeceased by her husbands, Harold List and Anthony Moritz. She is survived by her children, Thomas List (Dolores), Michael Moritz and Eileen Moritz-Spitler (James) as well as her siblings, Nancy Colvin and Anthony Padden. Also surviving are three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. in Marie’s memory at alz.org.

James Charles O’Donnell

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James Charles O’Donnell, died peacefully at St. Michael’s Medical Center ICU in Newark on Monday, July 29. He was 88.

James was born on Jan. 10, 1925, in Cumberland, England, to James O’Donnell of Dunloe, Ireland, and Agnes Rodgers of Bathgate, Scotland. The family moved to Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, in 1931.

During World War II, James served in what was then Burma with the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and later the Cumberland Regiment of the British Army.

In 1958 James emigrated to the U.S., joining his older brother, John. Until the early 1980’s, he worked as a machine tool operator for Mc- Kiernan-Terry, Harrison, and other machine manufacturing companies in northern New Jersey. After his retirement he volunteered at Holy Cross Church in Harrison, taking care of the Fatima garden. Prior to that, he was a member of the church’s Holy Name Society. James had a fine tenor singing voice. He loved old movies and was a lifelong ardent supporter of the Glasgow Celtic Football Club.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anne Keavney O’Donnell of Harrison, his sister Denise O’Donnell of South Queensferry, Scotland, his son James, daughter Annette and granddaughter Hanne, all of Harrison. He was predeceased by his daughter, Elaine Agnes O’Donnell and his brother John O’Donnell.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Harrison. His interment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

At the request of the family, an expression of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or www.stjude.org/tribute in loving memory of James.

Loretta Osowski

Loretta Osowski (nee Cox) entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 30 at St. Joseph’s Hospice Center, Wayne. She was 96.

Born in Jersey City, she lived in Toms River for the last 25 years. Prior to that she lived in Harrison. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

Predeceased by her husband Edward Alexander Osowski (1989), Loretta is survived by her loving son J.R. Osowski, beloved grandchildren Edward Osowski and his wife Danielle, Danielle Kelly and her husband Jamie and Frederick Osowski. She is also survived by her seven cherished great-grandchildren, and was aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Ronald Osowski, and by three brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. Her interment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

At the request of the family, an expression of sympathy may be made to Hospice of N.J. Inpatient Unit of St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, 400 Broadacres Drive, Bloomfield, N.J. 07003 in loving memory of Loretta.

Elizabeth C. Pringle

Elizabeth C. Pringle (nee Wylie) passed away at her home on July 29. She was 98.

Born in Kearny, she lived in Toms River before moving to Horseheads N.Y., in 1986.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Internment was at the convenience of the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mrs. Pringle was a bookkeeper at Harrison Warehouse before retiring. She is survived by her daughters Jeanne Reissner and Susan N. (Gary) Fredericks and five grandchildren Ronald Reissner, Virginia Hoyt (Michael), Kristen Fredericka, Anna Fredericks and Katharine Brown (Marc).

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Care First Hospice in Corning, N.Y.

Obituaries

James Clifford Brierley

James Clifford Brierley died on July 4. He and his family had celebrated his 95TH birthday last April. James was born and grew up in Harrison but lived most of his life in Kearny; he recently moved to Vermont to live with his daughter. He leaves behind, Helen his beloved wife of 70 years, his son, James Clifford; his daughter Carol Moore; three granddaughters, Kimberly and her husband Timothy Nolan, Melissa Brierley and Kaitlyn Brierley, and a new great-granddaughter, Colleen Nolan. \James was a World War II veteran and was awarded a Bronze Star in addition to several other citations. He retired from the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York after more than 30 years of distinguished service. He was known and respected as a compassionate man; he will be greatly missed.

A family service was held in Massachusetts.

Robert Edward Bryden

Robert Edward Bryden, 79, of Kearny, died on Saturday July 20, at Christ Hospital, Jersey City.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, on Wednesday, July 24, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Born in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Bob lived in Kearny for the last 25 years.

He graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan, N.Y., received his B.A. in Mathematics from Manhattan College and later earned his M.A. in Industrial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1963.

Bob was an industrial engineer for many years at several pharmaceutical companies. He later was a driver for Barney Limousine in Kearny for many years before retiring in 2004.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Ellen (Seremba); his sons Robert Jr. (Linda); Joseph (Kellie) and Peter (Grace); siblings Mary Bryden, Richard (Ronnie) and Thomas (Maureen); grandchildren Reanna Bryden,Grant Bryden and Tommy Mongno.

Bob also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Noriko Bryden; mother-in-law Irene Seremba; sisters-in-law Margaret Seremba; Seton Brown (Jim), brother-in-law Tom (Jessa) and many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

He was predeceased by his son James Bryden and his parents Thomas and Winifred (O’Neil) Bryden.

Angela Staniewicz

Angela Staniewicz, 88, passed away on July 20.

Arrangements were by the Condon Memorial Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison, with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mrs. Staniewicz was born in New York City and resided in Harrison for 77 years. She worked for many years at Engelhard Industries in East Newark, in the precious metals department. She attended Holy Cross School, Harrison High School, and Drake Business School in Newark. She was a member of the Holy Cross Senior Citizens, and the Rosary and Vincention societies of Holy Cross Church in Harrison.

She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Staniewicz. She was the mother of Ted J. Staniewicz (Mary), Peggy Wolfe (James), and Sharon Rygiel (Anthony); also surviving are her grandchildren, Jennifer Rygiel Boyd, Courtney McShane, Keith Rygiel, Jamie Onnembo, Craig Rygiel, Daniel Staniewicz, Kristin Staniewicz, and James Staniewicz, and her great-grandchildren, Sean Boyd, Kayla McShane, and Mackenzie Boyd.

Robert Titterington

Robert Titterington 75, of North Arlington, died on July 26 at Clara Mass Medical Center, Belleville.

Visiting will be at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Religious services will be at 7 p.m.

Born in Belfast, Ireland, Mr. Titterington lived in North Arlington for the past 45 years. Before retiring, he worked at Worthington Pump as a heat treater/blacksmith for 35 years. He was also a longtime member of Kings Court, Lyndhurst.

He is the father of Derek Titterington (Louise), grandfather of Luke and Sophie.

Condolences may be sent to www.armitagewigginsfuneralhome.com.

James V. ‘G.G.’ Turro Sr.

James V. “ G.G.” Turro Sr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 24, surrounded by his loving family. He was 82 years old.

Born in Newark, James was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He was a fire captain for the Town of Harrison Fire Department for many years. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth (neeTighe) (married 63 years), he issurvived by his loving children, Margaret Diaz and her husband Tino, Teresa Davis and her husband Rich, Catharine and James V. Turro Jr.; Dear siblings, Cecilia Rosamelia, Stephen and Michael Turro; cherished grandchildren, Kelly, Rob, Kira, Shannon, Nicholas, Catherine and James, III; great-grandchildren Evan and Peyton; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Ralph, Charles, Peter, Antoinette Kondek and Claire Stanzione.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Harrison. His entombment took place at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family. please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

The family kindly requests donations to Harrison Fireman’s Relief Association in care of the funeral Home In loving memory of James.

Obituaries

Leo R. Fitzsimmons

Leo R. Fitzsimmons died at home on July 12. He was 52.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny and Colonia before moving to Lawrence Harbor about 10 years ago.

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

Leo had been an electrician for N.J. Transit.

He is survived by his mother Evelyn (nee Carlin), his son Leo Ryan Fitzsimmons and his sister Mary Jane DaSilva, Bernedette Marques, Kathy Murphy and Terry Fitzsimmons. He was predeceased by his father Leo and his sister Evelyn.

Cora Frank

Cora Frank (nee McDonald) died July 15 in the Alaris Health Care Center in Kearny. She was 70.

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

Cora had worked for Fuji Films as a film developer.

She is survived by her sons Nicholas (and Kelly O’Neill) Frank and Natale Frank Jr. Also surviving are her two grandchildren Lyndsey Marie and Nicholas Jr.

Babette Gillen

Babette Gillen, (nee Hering), 85, of Lyndhurst, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Saturday, July 20, at her home. Born and raised in Nuremberg, Germany, Babette moved to the United States in 1952 and spent most of her life in Harrison before moving to Lyndhurst in 2001.

Predeceased by her husband, John P. Gillen (2000), Babette is survived by her sons, Robert J. and William Gillen, and five grandchildren, William, Michael, Danielle, Brian and Adam.

Private funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Huhn

Charles Huhn, 44, passed away at his home on July 11. He is survived by his sister Darlene Huhn. As per his last wishes, there was a private cremation by Thiele-Reid Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, make a donation in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Thomas J. Silkie

Thomas J. Silkie passed away on July 15 at the Care One at Morris. He was 88.

Born in Harrison, he lived in Manasquan before moving to Montville two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Internment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mr. Silkie served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a retired expeditor, having worked at Otis Elevator.

Husband of the late Dorothy (nee Cromie), he is survived by his children Caryn Silkie, Dorothy Hemenway, Linda Silkie and Thomas Silkie. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his daughter Pamela Rothenburger and her husband Harold.

Maria T. Suarez

Maria T. Suarez (nee Ruiz), 87, of East Newark, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 20, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Maria spent most of her life there before moving to East Newark 33 years ago.

Maria is survived by her beloved husband, Silvino Suarez, her loving children, Maria C. Garrido and Isabel A. Campos, six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Wednesday, July 24, at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday, July 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Her interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Thomas M. Woods

Thomas M. Woods, 61, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 15, at home in Brick.

A funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Friday, July 19. His cremation was private.

For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Newark, Thomas lived and was raised in Harrison before moving to Point Pleasant in 1997. He was the former owner of Dorsey Roofing, Harrison, for many years. Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves during peacetime. He was a member of the Bay Head Shores Property Owners Association, Point Pleasant Elks BPOE #1698, Pt. Pleasant Moose Lodge #731 and the American Legion Brick Memorial Post # 348, Brick. In his spare time, Tom was an avid fisherman.

Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary (nee Butler) Woods, he is survived by his sister Mary E. Glancey and her husband Ted, his daughter Allison Woods, nieces and nephews, Christopher Glancey and his wife Danielle, Danielle Doyle and her husband David, Nicole Chevere and her husband Jay. He was great uncle to Christopher, Raegan, Joseph, Alyssa, Gianna, Mahlia, Rhyan, Antonio and Joseph.

As per the request of the family, please omit flowers.

Obituaries

Henry N. Broeder

Henry N. Broeder, of Milltown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 10, at Hackensack Medical Center. He was 77.

A funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, on Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. Cremation was private. For information, or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Keansburg, Henry lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kearny. He moved to Milltown in 1982 and has resided there ever since. He worked for Merrill-Lynch, N.Y., as a computer systems analyst for many years before retiring in 2005. Prior to that, he worked for Switch & Signal and AIG, also as a computer systems analyst.

Henry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962. He was a member and an Exalted Ruler of the Braddock, Pa. Elks # 883. He was also a member of the American Legion, Joyce Kilmer Post # 25, Milltown.

He is survived by his loving children Bev Zdrojkowski and her husband Thomas, of Pittsburgh, PA, and a son, Brian Broeder, his beloved companion Audrey Thompson, dear brother to Raymond Broeder and his wife Marie of California. He is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren and was an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara (2004) and sisters Norma and Paula.

The family requests donations be made to The Mayo Clinic, care of the funeral home in loving memory of Henry.

Eva Gionni

Eva Gionni (nee Masotas), 94, died July 9 at her home in North Arlington.

Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 11 years ago. She worked as a packer for the Wilkata Folding Box Company in Kearny for 39 years before retiring 22 years ago.

She enjoyed crocheting slippers and lovingly shared them with her family and friends.

She is the beloved wife of the late Frank “Frisco,” the cherished mother of Frank O. and his wife Marie, the adored grandmother of Frank and his wife Holly, Christopher and his wife Rosanna, the loving great grandmother of Matthew, and the dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Friday, July 12, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tenn. 38105

Maria Izabel Gomes

Maria Izabel Gomes died on July 11. She was 53.

Born in Brazil she lived in Kearny for 25 years.

She is survived by her mother Iricima, husband Eduardo, children Marcelli, Naline and Laiana, four sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held on Monday in St. James Church in Newark. Private cremation followed.

Mary E. McConlouge

Mary E. McConlouge, 94, died July 3 at the Center for Hope Hospice Father Hudson House, Elizabeth.

Born in Newark, she lived in North Arlington before moving to Colonia two years ago. She was a member of the Interfaith Senior Citizens of North Arlington.

She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was an avid world traveler.

She worked as a secretary for the Congoleum Nairn Corporation in Kearny for many years before retiring 35 years ago. She was the cherished daughter of the late Harry and Kate McConlouge, the adored aunt of Mary Joan Millroy of New Jersey and Thomas Mc- Conlouge of Costa Rica. She is also survived by her many loving great and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Monday, July 8, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, N.J. 07076.

Charles G. Turro

Charles G. Turro died July 8 in the Linwood Care Center. He was 85.

Born in Harrison, he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Galloway 15 years ago.

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

Mr. Turro had retired from United Airlines where he was a storekeeper. He served in the Army from 1950 to 1952.

Husband of the late Dolly (nee Ray) he was the father of Charles Turro (Lea) and Mark Turro (Kelly), brother of Ceilia Rosamilia, James, Steven and Michael Turro, and brother-in-law of Dorothy Gonzalez. He is also survived by his grandchildren CJ (Nicole), Stephen, Leigh, Kayla and Michelle.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Research.

Obituaries

Giuseppe Bozzone

Giuseppe Bozzone entered into eternal rest on July 3. He was 77.

Born in Santomenna, Italy, he has lived in Kearny for the past 45 years.

Giuseppe was a hard working family man who provided a wonderful life for his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved his summers at Greenwood Lake.

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

Giuseppe is a retired mechanic from NJ Transit and was a member of The S.S. Cosmo and Damiano Society.

He is survived by his wife Maria (nee Brattoli), his children and their spouses Emil and Diane Bozzone, Anthony and Minerva Bozzone, Maria and Oscar Costa and Giulio and Jackie Bozzone. Also surviving are his grandchildren Stephanie, Kimberly, Brian Giuseppe, Anthony, Marisa, Oscar, Maria, Danielle, Joseph, Joseph, Giulio and Chyanne and his great-granddaughter Leah.

Mary Cassidy

Mary Cassidy (nee Galiano) died on July 6 in St. Michael’s Medical Center. She was 77.

Born in Harrison, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Mass is Tuesday at 9:30 am in St. Stephens Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mary was a retired customer service representative for Verizon and prior to that she was a secretary at RCA.

She is survived by her daughters Patricia LaPola (and son in law Richard), Joanne Cassidy and Karen Mackenzie, her sister Elena Burke and her grandchildren Genevieve, Cassidy, Richard, Michael, Connor and Kyle.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Fr. John’s Animal Shelter at www.fatherjohnsanimalshelter.org.

Maryanne Galway

Maryanne Galway (nee Steffens) passed away on July 3 at Sunset Beach in North Carolina. She was 55.

Born in Hoboken, she lived in Kearny and Point Pleasant before moving to North Carolina in 1995.

Arrangements are by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Private cremation will follow. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Maryanne was active with St. Matthew’s Church and was an attendance clerk for The Fort Mills Board of Education.

She is the cherished daughter of Robert and Marie (nee McGowan) Steffens, beloved wife of Edward Galway and loving mother to Laura Norrell (Johannes) and Kristen Galway. Sister of Robert and Paul Steffens and Leslie Florio, she also leaves her cherished grandson Alexander and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Room @ The Inn, www.rati.org.

Dr. Robert F. Massey

Dr. Robert F. Massey died on June 27 in the Hackensack University Medical Center. He was 70.

Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., he met and married his wife in Chicago, Ill., before they moved to New York. They lived the past 33 years in Kearny.

Private viewing was held at Welch Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola St., in Santa Barbara. A funeral Mass was held on July 5 at Old Mission Santa Barbara with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Dr. Massey was a professor at Seton Hall University where he directed the doctoral program in family psychology and the master’s and post master’s marriage and therapy program.

He graduated from St. Anthony Seminary High School in Santa Barbara and San Luis Rey College. He received his master’s from North Eastern Illinois State College and his Ph.D. from the graduate center of the City University in New York.

Dr. Massey is survived by his wife Dr. Sharon Davis Massey, his children and their spouses Sarah Massey Zacharias and Brian and Jonathan Robert Massey and Liz. Also surviving are his grandchildren Tyler and Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Anthony’s San Francisco or Heifer International, two charities Robert supported.

Ann McCartin

Ann McCartin (nee Bartolazzi) died on July 4 at the Waterview Nursing Center in Cedar Grove. She was 88.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Lyndhurst 13 years ago.

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

Ann is a retired cafeteria worker from North Arlington High School.

Ann is the mother of Tricia Czech, Anita N. (Glenn) Costa, Richard Triano and the late Barbara Muller. Sister of Adeline Manley, she is also survived by seven grand and six great-grandchildren.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Gloria P. Ness

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Gloria P. Ness (nee Prior) passed away at her home on July 6, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Surf City (Long Beach Island) 20 years ago.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

She was an account buyer for Bambergers.

Gloria, a proud Republican, a very active citizen and frequently voiced her opinions at public forums to advance the quality of life and function of government for all. She was The Jersey Journal 1983 Woman of Achievement. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years and helped to co-found The West Hudson South Bergen Sheltered Workshop.

Wife of John “Jack” T. Ness, she is also survived by her daughters Deborah Rose and Barbara Bozza. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Keith Rose and her beloved granddaughter Heather.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Popcorn Zoo in Forked River.

Kenneth Brian Stanley

Kenneth Brian Stanley, 52, of East Newark, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 4, surrounded by his loving family in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. Born in Newark, Ken lived most of his life in East Newark.

He was an accounts payable manager for The Children’s Place, Secaucus, for the last six years. Prior to that, he worked as a dispatcher for the East Newark Police Department.

He is survived by his loving son, Steven, his devoted mother, Susan (Smith) Stanley, beloved brothers, Frank and David Stanley and his wife, Allison. Dear Uncle of Christopher Henry, Jenna, Ashley and David Stanley, he was predeceased by his aunt, Anna Smith (2002) whom he lived with and cared for. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Harrison. His Interment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For Information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.