Eleanor Jablonski died on Feb. 17. She was 86.
Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny before moving to Pt. Pleasant 27 years ago.
Private arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.
She is survived by her husband Francis and her children Janice Riepe and Frank, Ray and John Jablonski and seven grandchildren.
Julia C. Petrocelli
Julia C. Petrocelli (nee Hernon), 81, died on Feb. 21 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Petrocelli lived in North Arlington for the past 42 years.
She was the beloved wife of Vincent T.; the cherished mother of Catherine Venezia of Cedar Knolls and her husband the late Louis, Richard Petrocelli of Lyndhurst and his wife, Kathi, Sandra Cuozzo of Ridgefield Park and her husband Joseph, and Joan Petrocelli Doumas of Midland Park and her husband George; the adored grandmother of Louis John, Michael, Stephanie, Mark, Kevin, Joseph, Vincent, Nicholas, Evan, Elizabeth, Michelle, and Daniel, and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142.
Donald A. Pollock
Donald A. Pollock died on Feb. 19 at home. He was 81.
Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny and Nutley before moving to Manchester Twp., 18 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.
Donald served on The U.S.S. Durke DD 783 during the Korean Conflict and was involved with the pre invasion strike and the actual invasion itself. He was a member of The Tin Can Sailors. He is a retired microwave engineer from Bell Telephone and is a member of The Pioneers of America. Don was known as WA2MHA and was a member of Ocean County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, R.A.C.E.S. and A.R.R.L. He was a volunteer with the Red Cross Emergency Service, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and M.S. 170. He was a lifelong O negative blood donor.
He is survived by his wife Emily (Vay), his children Alan Pollock and Nancy Ann Mangham, his brothers Thomas and Archie, his grandchildren Dawn, Jason, Elizabeth and Melody, his great grandchildren Christopher, Mark, Joshua, and Madeline Rose. He is also survived by his nephew Robert Pollock.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Albertina Rebimbas died on Feb. 23. She was 87.
Born in Portugal, she lived in Kearny for the past 26 years. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
She is survived by her children Maria Cunha and Manuel Rebimbas, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
George D. Rutan
George D. Rutan, 74, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.
Arrangements were by the Thiele- Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny on Friday, Feb. 24, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid. com.
Mr. Rutan was born in Newark and has lived in Kearny for the last 41 years.
George was an assembler at Hudson Milestones in Jersey City for many years. Prior to that, he worked in the same capacity at Pathways to Independence in Kearny.
He is survived by his brother Norman R. Rutan and his wife Therese and nieces Michele Preston and Veronica Baran. He was the cousin of Arlene Labaj. He was predeceased by his parents George H. and Mary D. (Horwat) Rutan.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Hudson Milestones, 356-381 Clendenny Ave., Jersey City, N.J. 07304 or at www.hudsonmilestones.org.
Charles E. Scalley
Charles E. (Chicky) Scalley a lifelong Harrison resident, died on Friday, Feb. 17, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 68. At his request, the funeral arrangements were private.
Charles is survived by his beloved sister Eileen Epifanio and her family, two nieces and their spouses Michelle and Gregory Rasp, Adele and J.D. Nielsen. Also, surviving are great niece and nephew Brittany and Matthew Rasp.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 332 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.
Guido A. Tango
Guido A. Tango, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Park Manor in Bloomfield, with his family by his side.
Born in Newark, he lived in North Arlington since 1955.
He was partners with Elliot Anelle in A Supplementary Data Processing, Inc. in Bloomfield, for many years before retiring. He was also the owner of Casa Di Guido in North Arlington.
He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3428, and the Italian-American Club, both of North Arlington. He served on the board of governors for West Hudson Hospital in Kearny, He was a member of the Republican Party of North Arlington, where he served as a councilman, and also the Rotary Club of North Arlington, where he was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow. In his spare time, Mr. Tango was an amateur chef, who won many culinary contests and prizes.
He was the beloved husband for 57 years of Adrienne (nee Matusz); the devoted father of Doreen Tango Hampton and her husband, Jack Hampton, Mark Tango and his wife, Joelle Tango, and Tracey Tango and her husband, Michael Amend; the cherished poppy of Mark John, Alex, Olivia, Grace, and Hope; the adored brother of Ralph Tango, and the late John Tango; loving brother-in- law of Veronica and Angela Tango, and dear cousin of Vincenza Farco, and the late Mario and Lucille Farco. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, with services held on Saturday, Feb. 25, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment is at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or the charity of your choice .
Salvatore S. Tornello
Salvatore S. Tornello, 82, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Brighton Gardens, Florham Park. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and has been a lifelong resident of Kearny.
He was an assembly worker for Bergen Brunswick Drug Co. of Pine Brook for 30 years, retiring at the age of 62. Salvatore enjoyed the outdoors where he loved to camp, scuba dive and hunt.
Beloved husband of Matilda “Tilly” (nee Maddy); devoted and loving father of Susan Galada and Diana Entwistle (Richard); brother of the late Jean Spilotras; dear grandfather of Timothy, Alyssa, Rebecca, Michael, Tristan and Nicholas; uncle of Dolores Rhinsmith; cousin of Lydia Crouch.
Arrangements were by the Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny, followed by a funeral service at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Grace Health Care Services, 105 Fieldcrest Ave. Suite 402 Edison, N.J. 08837 would be appreciated. For more information, visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com.
Zoila Yantuche died on Feb. 22. She was 64.
Born in Guatemala, she lives in Kearny.
She is survived by her children Walter and Juan Diaz and Maritza Diaz Rivera.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A service was held at the funeral home followed by burial at Arlington Cemetery.