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Obituaries

Samuel Brady
Samuel Brady, 75, passed away peacefully at home on July 1.
Born in Danville, Pa., he moved to Kearny 46 years ago. He served in the United States Navy as a machinist 1st Class from 1954-1958. Before retiring, he was a mechanical engineer for World Yacht, Clifton.
Predeceased by his father William Brady, he is survived by his mother Bertha Brady and his loving wife Connie Brady; his cherished children Donna Portuesi, David, Danny and Darrin Brady and his grandchildren Marco, Carlo, Jennifer, Marisa, Ryan, Amanda, Andrew and Sean.
Private arrangements were handled by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

Kenneth E. “Keek” Sloan Jr.
Kenneth E. “Keek” Sloan Jr., 59, of South Amboy, passed away peacefully on July 3 at his home with his family at his side.
Born in San Diego, Calif., he resided in Kearny before moving to South Amboy 11 years ago. Mr. Sloan was employed for nine years as a plumber assistant for Tom’s Plumbing in Edison, retiring three years ago. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Vicidomini Sloan; his son Kiko Doran of Hudson, Wis.; his daughters Randi Osorio and her husband Dave of Matthews, N.C., and Shayna Sloan of Toms River; his grandchildren Isabel, Rachel, Jayden, Justin and Jordan; his parents Kenneth E. Sloan Sr. of Ft. Mill, S.C., and Beverly Donovan Padovano of Cedar Grove; and his siblings Deborah Smith of Manalapan, Cynthia and Bob Maass of Kearny, James Sloan of Florida, Gina and Dave Basso of Cedar Grove and Darren and Gene Sloan of South Carolina. Kenneth was also the cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Helen DiNardo
Mrs. Helen DiNardo, of Kearny, died on July 4 in Edison. She was 77.
The funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, on July 8, followed by a private cremation.
Born in Jersey City, she lived in Kearny for many years.
She attended Jersey City State Teachers College and loved cooking, music and spending time with her family.
Predeceased by her husband Joseph DiNardo and her sister Mary Mayka, she is survived by her sons and their wives: Joseph V. and Gail DiNardo and Christopher T. and Kim DiNardo; also surviving are her grandchildren Katie, Joseph, Olivia, Alexa, and Marissa and her sister Bernadette Grzesik.

Dorothy M. Dell
Dorothy M. Dell (nee Brown), 91, died on July 7 at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair.
Born in Rhode Island, she was a North Arlington resident for most of her life. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, North Arlington.
She is survived by her loving children Martha and Robert Dell. She is predeceased by her husband Robert H. Dell and her two brothers Duncan and Donald Brown.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. Interment was at East Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Clifton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Trinity Episcopal Church, Kearny, c/o the funeral home.

Frances May Robbins
Frances May Robbins, 67, died at home on July 8.
Born in Binghamton, N.Y., she lived most of her life in Jersey City. She was a staff accountant for Prudential Insurance in Newark since 1972.
She was the sister of James Dennis Robbins, Earl John Robbins, Laura Jane Tirone, Marian Della Wroczynski and the late Robert Louis Robbins, Clifford H. Robbins and Paul Douglas Robbins.
A private funeral was arranged by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. In lieu of flowers, donations to your own favorite charity would be appreciated.

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