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Evelyn R. Bauer

Evelyn R. Bauer died on April 22 at West Hudson Extended Care in Kearny. She was 90.

Born in Newark, she was a lifelong Kearny resident.

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

Evelyn was a dental assistant for Dr. Pittman in Kearny for 36 years. She retired in 1993. She was an active member of Oakwood Baptist Church, Kearny.

Surviving are her sister Marian G. Weiss and her nieces and nephews Geraldine Husth, Dolores M. Woupes, Willard G. Weiss, Jr. and Peter R. Weiss along with their families.

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

Drew J. Coll

Andy of Andy’s Towing (Drew J. Coll), 58, passed away peacefully at his home in Belleville surrounded by his loving family and friends on Wednesday, April 24.

The funeral was conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. His interment was in Gate of Heaven, East Hanover. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Drew was a lifelong resident of Belleville. He graciously donated his skills and time to many organizations.

Predeceased by his parents John L. and Virginia Coll, Drew is survived by his beloved wife Yvette Coll (nee Laver), his loving stepson Thomas Laver and stepdaughters Danielle and Kelsey Graham.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the East Newark Volunteer Fire Department c/o the funeral home in loving memory of Drew.

Edward G. Devlin

Edward G. Devlin, 83, died on April 26 in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Tuesday, April 30, at 9 a.m. A funeral Mass will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 10 a.m. Cremation will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

He was born in Johnstone, Scotland and immigrated to Kearny in 1964.

Edward was a maintenance worker for Bell Telephone in Newark for 30 years before retiring in 1995.

Mr. Devlin was a proud member of the Irish American Club and the Scots-American Athletic Club, both of Kearny.

Edward is survived by his children Elaine Synnott (Kevin) and John Devlin; his sister Alice Kane as well as 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Hunter) and his son Edward Devlin, Jr.

In lieu of flowers. contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research hospital would be appreciated. Please visit www.stjude.org.

Salvatore Marotti

Salvatore Marotti, 86, died on April 25 at his home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in North Arlington since 1966.

He worked as a stock broker for Merrill Lynch in New York City for 40 years before retiring in 1990.

He served from 1945 to 1951 in the United States 1st Marine Division “China Marines.” He was a member of the Marine Corps League, West Hudson Detachment # 209 in Kearny where he served as Historian and Eagle Scout Chairman. Mr. Marotti was actively involved with the Eagle Scouts in North Arlington and Rutherford.

He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa ( nee Colomina ), the devoted father of Timothy Marotti, Pamela Kearns, Cynthia Tarantino and Douglas Marotti, the loving father-in-law of Thomas Tarantino, Donna MacMillan Marotti and Dori Zintel, the cherished grandfather of Robert and Jeffrey Kearns, Jamie and Jenny Marotti, Olivia, Julia and Thomas Tarantino and Jaclyn MacMillan, the adored great-grandfather of Robert and Salvatore Kearns and the dear brother of Catherine Guglielmo, Dominic, Anthony and Latif Marotti.

The funeral service was held at the Parow Funeral Home 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Sunday, April 28, at 11 a.m., followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Marine Corps League, West Hudson Detachment, 286 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, N.J. 07032 in his memory.

Blanca L. Valdes

Blanca L. Valdes, (Blanca L. Viejo), 100, passed away peacefully at home in Harrison surrounded by her loving family on April 17. Born in Camaguey, Cuba she came to the United States in 1958 and lived in Newark, and then Harrison for 30 years.

Blanca is survived by her loving children Nelson Garcia, Miriam Garcia, Maria Correa, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Lina Viejo.

Private services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Newark. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www. mulliganfuneralhome.org.

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