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Obituaries

Robert W. Balmforth

Robert W. Balmforth, 67, of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of Kearny, passed away on Sept 13. Born on July 15, 1946, in Kearny, he was a son of Robert W. and Alice L. (O’Malley) Balmforth.

A Navy veteran, he retired from Troy Rubber and Engraving, West Orange, and was a member of the Liars Club, VFW, Moose Lodge of Ft Myers Beach and a former member of the Jersey Coast Shark Anglers, Brick.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda “Molly” (Moran) Balmforth, his beloved pet, Callie, his sisters, Mary Wilson (Barbara), Linda Liberta (Henry), Karen Barrett (Edward), eight nieces and nephews and numerous grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in Florida. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.

Anthony Joseph ‘Tony’ D’Avino

Anthony Joseph “Tony” D’Avino passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Elizabeth. He was 96.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1917, Tony was left to fend for himself by an absent widowed father. He entered his teens just as this country was entering into the Great Depression. Like most young men, he served as a soldier during World War II. After the war, Tony became a truck driver, handling a variety of vehicles, hauling cars and freight, and traveling to nearly every town and city in this country. It was a profession he excelled at for 40 years and it offered him both independence and the means to provide for a wife and family. For 20 of those years he drove for Yale Transport in Maspeth, N.Y., retiring in 1977. He continued working, after trucking, as a hospital security officer until he was 80.

In 1949, Tony married Eva, his wife for more than 60 years, and with her gave their three children love, security, a stable family life, and all of the advantages that neither of them had. In 1959, Tony relocated the family to Newton where he resided until moving to Atria in Cranford in 2005.

Predeceased by his wife, Eva (2010), Tony is survived by his son Anthony Provine and his wife Margaret, and his daughters Frances Mulligan and her husband Dennis and Rosemary D’Avino-Jones and her husband Alan. He is also survived by two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by many nephews and nieces in the United States and Italy. He was preceded in death by his sisters Rita D’Avino and Rosa Matrone.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, and his interment followed at Brigadier General W.C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

The family kindly requests that donations be made to: The Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Rd. Scotch Plains, N.J. 07076 in memory of Tony.

Eileen T. Petrizzo

Eileen T. Petrizzo (nee Costello) died Sept. 20 at Hackensack Medical Center. She was 79.

Born in Jersey City, she lived many years in North Arlington.

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 burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Eileen was the wife of the late Thomas M. Petrizzo. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands Judy and Ray Sousa and Christina and Brian Theiss: her sisters Betty Young and Kate Burke; and her grandchildren Tomasina, Nuno, Jacob and Brianna. She was predeceased by her stepdaughter Maryann Petrizzo.

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

Eugenia Wusyk

Eugenia Wusyk (nee Cashill), 80, of Kearny, died Sept. 15, with her family by her side.

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

She was the beloved wife of the late Adam Wusyk.; devoted mother to Denise and her husband Alan, Joseph and his wife Colleen, David, Laurie and her husband George, and the late Judith, sister of Raymond Cashill and Jane Rogacki. She is also survived by her cherished 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her dog Toby.

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Helen M. Bachmann

Helen M. Bachmann (nee Antonovich), 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Arbor Glen Center in Cedar Grove. She was born in Harrison, and was a lifelong resident.

Helen was retired from Western Electric Co in Kearny, where she worked for 35 years and was a member and president of the Wekearny Club, the Pioneer Club and the Toastmistress Club. At Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Kearny, Helen was a member and officer of the Golden 60’s Club and the Rosary Society. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Antonovich and dear mother of Fred and Bob.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, at 10 a.m. Interment is in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements are conducted by Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, Kearny.

Visit www.buyusfuneralhome. com.

Paul J. Coppola

Paul J. Coppola died suddenly at home on Sept. 10. He was 34.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 597 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Paul was a manager for Vita Quest in Caldwell.

Son of Jane (nee Joyce) and the late Jerome F. Coppola, he is survived by his beloved daughter Brianna Leigh, his sister Dawn Leahy and her husband Jay, his niece and nephew Victoria and Tyler and his godparents Bernedette Esteves and Bernard Joyce. He was predeceased by his brother Bernard J. Coppola.

Tina W. Fogarty

Mrs. Tina W. Fogarty of Kearny passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, in St. Michael’s Medical Center.

Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home (condonfuneralhome.com) 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum.

In her early years, Tina had been a fashion coordinator for Kresge’s Department Store. Later she worked in the town’s Branch Library and the tax collector’s office, both in Kearny. She then went to work as a bankruptcy clerk for the IRS until retiring many years ago. She then went back to the branch library as a volunteer.

She had been a member of the St. Stephen’s Seniors and the Henrietta Benstead Seniors.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Edmund P. Fogarty and her siblings, Patricia Zupko-Zenda, Beatrice and Alexander Formisano. She is survived by siblings Millie Lucariello, Ruth Foote, Edith Mastro, Joseph Formisano and Constance Durbas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

It was Tina’s wish to have donations, in lieu of flowers, sent to the Missionaries of Charity 335 E. 145th St., Bronx, N.Y. 10451.

Carmela D. Gerace

Carmela D. Gerace ( nee D’Andrea ), 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Alaris Health at Belgrove in Kearny.

Born in Kearny, she grew up in North Newark and lived in North Arlington since 1959.

She graduated from Barringer High School, and Drake Secretarial School both in Newark. She served with the WAVES in the United States Navy during World War II, worked as a secretary for the Forest Dairy in North Arlington before retiring and was a member of a professional sorority for secretarial graduates.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic Gerace, the devoted mother of Francine Gerace and her husband Getz Obstfeld, Anthony Gerace and his wife Miki Nagano and Marie Gerace and her husband Andrew Doherty, the cherished grandmother of Jacob, Joseph, Samuel, Daniel, Rosa, Maya and Anna and the dear sister of John D’Andrea, Louise DeStefano and the late Angelo D’Andrea.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Friday, Sept. 13, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The family would appreciate donations in her memory made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

Dana Machado

Dana Machado, 61, entered into eternal rest at home in Harrison on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. For Information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Jersey City, Dana was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She worked at Otis Elevator, Harrison, as a payroll clerk. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxilary, Unit #282, Harrison.

Predeceased by her parents Armand Machado and Ruth (O’Kuniewicz), she is survived by her brother John Machado and her sister Gale Gavini. She is also survived by many nephews, her very dear cousin Sharon Campos and her dog Chloe.

Denise Jo Nolden

Denise Jo Nolden died on Sept. 14 at home. She was 59.

Born in East Orange, she was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Visiting will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Rose Hassan at noon and the cremation will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Denise was the beloved daughter of the late Paul W. and Billie Mae Nolden. She is survived by her devoted brother Mark and some loving cousins. Denise’s ashes will be entombed with her parents at Rosedale Cemetery. If you care to make a memorial donation, please consider Trinity Episcopal Church.

Catherine Spiess

Catherine Spiess (nee D’Errico) entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Arizona. She was 67.

She worked as a credit manager for the majority of her life, most notably for Fruehauf Trailer Corp. and CitiGroup, Inc. for many years.

Catherine was a proud 5 foot 1 and a quarter inch survivor of the Harrison Gardens, where she picked up her dry sense of humor and grit and determination. Eventually she moved to Kearny and later to Peoria, Arizona.

Predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth and Michael D’Errico, Catherine is survived by her husband Larry Spiess, her son Thomas Angelli and his wife Kamila, her grandchildren Gabriel and Lucas, her Aunt Flo and Aunt Liz. She is also survived by her siblings Jane Rispo, Mary-Jo D’Errico, Michele Casale, Anthony D’Errico, Tommy D’Errico, David D’Errico and countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Kathleen Walker

Kathleen Walker (nee Whelan), 83, died Sept. 8 at the Oakland Care Center, Oakland.

Born in Ireland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington in 1997. She was a member of the Kearny Senior Citizens.

She is the beloved wife of the late Daniel E., the cherished mother of Sharon E. DiGesu and her husband Mark, and Frances M. Walker, the adored grandmother of Mark, Michael and Christopher DiGesu, Kyla Rocha , Daniel Smith and five great-grandchildren, and the loving sister of Frances Whelan.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. The interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Obituaries

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.

Obituaries

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.