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Obituaries

David W. Bishop

David W. Bishop died June 30 at home. He was 75. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Mt. Bethel, Pa., two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the West Hudson Christian Center, Kearny, with interment in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

David served in The Army from 1959-61 and is a retired postal worker. He was a past president, sexton and deacon of Calvary Methodist Church, Kearny.

Husband of the late Johanna (nee Blair), he is survived by his children David, John, James, Isabella, Joshua, Kathryn, Christine and Daniel Bishop, Carolyn Callaghan and Laura Pavelco. Brother of Dorothy Essert, he is also survived by 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Monroe County, Pa.

Ann Cyckowski

Ann Cyckowski, of Harrison, died on July 4 at Madison Center Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Matawan after a 12-week illness. Born in Odense, Denmark, Ann lived in Harrison for the last 50 years.

She worked as a bank teller for many years for various banks in the Harrison area. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling. She was a very loving grandmother.

Predeceased by her husband Stanley (2009) and her granddaughter Tracy Rangel (2011) Ann is survived by her loving children, Lillian Rangel of Sugarloaf, Pa. and Steven Cyckowski and his wife Diane of Old Bridge. She is also survived by cherished grandchildren, David Rangel, and Patrick, Daniel, Erin and Conor Cyckowski. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and an adored sister in law.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held on Monday in the funeral home. Entombment was held in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, Texas 75265 in loving memory of Ann.

Tyler Donnelly

Tyler Donnelly, son of Sally (Garbiras) and the late Daniel died on June 22. He was 32. Born in Plainfield, he lived in Kearny.

Private arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

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

Betsy M. Duncan

Betsy Duncan, 91, died on June 30 in Southern Ocean Genesis Elder Care Center in Stafford Township.

A private graveside service was held in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny on July 3.

Miss Duncan was born in Kearny and was a lifelong resident.

She was a secretary at the Wilbur B. Driver Company in Harrison for many years.

Betsy is survived by her nieces Carol Beckmann (William) and Nancy Carpenter (Gary).

Manuel Frade

Manuel Frade, 76, of Harrison, entered eternal rest on July 1.

Beloved husband of Dulcinia (nee Loureiro); devoted father of Carlos and his wife Maria, John (João) and his wife Judith and Daniel and his wife Tanja; cherished grandfather of Athena, Isabel, Sofia, Julien and Joshua; dear brother of João, Diamantino, José, and Carlos.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Manuel was born in Seixo, Portugal, and emigrated to the U.S. and Harrison in 1968. He lived in Harrison for the last 44 years. Employed by Pechter’s Baking Co. as the most senior baker for 30 years retiring in 1998. He was very active in Holy Cross Church. One of the founders of Our Lady of Fatima Society and very instrumental in the church establishing a Portuguese language Mass. He was very kind, supportive and helpful to his family and many in the community. Outside of his children and grandchildren, and being the most devoted of husbands, one of his proudest pursuits was his exceptional talent for gardening.

Patrick Gilmartin

Patrick G. Gilmartin, 65, died on Tuesday, July 3,in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Patrick was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to this country in 1982. He has lived in Kearny for the last 30 years.

Mr. Gilmartin was a boiler operator employed by the state of New Jersey for several years. He retired in 2011.

He was a member of the Scots – American Athletic Club and the Irish American Club both of Kearny.

Patrick is survived by his wife Elenor (Sweeten); children Lorraine Blevins (John), Ian Gilmartin (Nicole) and his three grandchildren Sean and Brooke Blevins and Ella Catherine Gilmartin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

Sebastiana Green

Sebastiana “Anna” Green died on July 3 at Select Specialty Hospital in Rochelle Park. She was 95.

Born in New York City, she lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Kearny 50 years ago. Anna was a homemaker.

She was married to the late William F. Green Sr., mother of Gaetano “Thomas” Green, Ronald Green and the late William Green, mother-in-law of Caroline and Patricia Green, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 17.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Stephen’s Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mieczyslaw “Matthew” Kurasz

Mieczyslaw “Matthew” Kurasz died July 1 in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. He was 57. Born in Poland, he now lives in East Newark.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, in Our Lady of Czestochowa, in Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Matt owned Kurasz Construction for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Wojtalewski) and his mother Janina (Rodchenko), his daughters Lisa and Jennifer and his son Justin. Brother of Stanley Kurasz, Mary Sochaczewski and he late Ziggy, Marion and Andrew Kurasz.

Grover A. McCrea

 

Grover A. McCrea, 70, of Kearny, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 6.

Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in Kearny.

He was a police officer for 26 years in the Newark Police Department. Upon his retirement he worked part time at the Midtown Pharmacy in Kearny. In his spare time, he was an avid bowler. He was a regular at the North Arlington Bowl-ODrome for the last 40 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge # 12, Newark. Grover served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.

Predeceased by his parents, Grover A. and Mary McCrea (nee Byrne) he is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Patricia (nee Kulish), a loving son, Kevin, dear siblings, Charles McCrea and his wife Josephine, Mary Fortner and Pat Hartman and her husband Ted. Grover is also survived by many nieces nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Please Omit Flowers. The family kindly requests donations to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, New York 11714 in loving memory of Grover.

Helen Theresa Restaino

Helen T. Restaino (nee Doherty) passed away at the Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, Fla. on May 29.

Helen was the daughter of the late Peter and Adelaide (nee Holand) Doherty. She was born and raised in North Arlington on Dec. 3, 1916 and graduated from Queen of Peace High School in 1935. Her brother Frank (Sam) Doherty was in the first graduating class in 1934.

Helen went to work as a secretary for the Fireman’s Fund in Newark and later on as an office worker for the Newark Evening News. She retired from the Howard Savings Bank where she worked for over 20 years. Helen moved to Bradenton, Fla. in 1983 to be with her family in her retirement years.

Helen was predeceased by her first husband Harry T. Watson and her second husband Nicholas Restaino in 1993. She was the last member of the Doherty clan outliving her four brothers Peter, Daniel, William and Francis (Sam) Doherty and her sisters Mae Flavell and Ethel Nash. Helen leaves to cherish her loving memory: her two sons Henry J. Watson of Kearny and Robert J. Watson of Sarasota, Fla., and his wife Marilyn (Keena) Watson. She also leaves her beautiful grandchildren Denise, Kevin who passed away in 2011, Michael, Robbie and Martin and her four great-grandchildren Travis, Cody, Emily and Olivia and one great-great-grandson Michael.

Funeral arrangements were by Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla. A service was held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Sarasota, Fla., where Helen was a parishioner for over 30 years. Interment was at Palms Memorial Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. A donation to Helen’s favorite charity would be greatly appreciated: Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto, Fla., 34221-9270.

Marili Soares

Marili Soares died on July 2 during a visit to her family from Brasil. She was 65.

A memorial service was held in the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. To leave an online, condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

She is survived by her children Sandro Soares and Alessandra Lima, two sisters one brother and four grandchildren.

Mary L. Thrash

Mary L. Thrash died on July 5. She was 99. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived many years in Kearny.

Private arrangements were under the supervision of the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

She is survived by her sons Richard E. and Robert W. (Debra) Thrash, her sister Ann Karkut and two grandsons Gregory and Douglas.

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