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Obituaries

James David Graham

James “Jimmy” Graham, 52, lifelong resident of East Newark, entered into eternal rest on March 20 and is now joined with his mother the late Joan (1995).

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held at Christ Church, Harrison. Interment was at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. For information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

James graduated from Harrison High School in 1977 and was employed at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital as the assistant fire chief for the facility.

He is a member and former trustee of the Harrison East Newark Elks (who held services at 7:30 p.m. Friday) and past President of the Ray Graham Association. He also served on the East Newark Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was one of the youngest members of the N.J. State Fireman Exempt Association. He is survived by his loving father Raymond D., Sr. and his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Raymond, Jr. and his wife Monica, Kathleen Ahearn and her husband James, Thomas and his wife Maura, Linda Carson and her husband Robert, Joseph and his wife Daphne. Kenneth and his wife Dawn. He is also survived by his nieces Danielle and Kelsey.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Christ Episcopal Church, Harrison.

Ann Kostrzewski

Mrs. Ann Kostrzewski, (nee Yesalavich), 97 of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, March 21.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, March 26, at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Born in Eynon, Pa., Ann (Rhea) moved to New York City before settling permanently in Harrison. She was employed by Hyatt’s in Harrison and General Motors in Clark before her retirement.

Mrs. Kostrzewski was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Ewa Yesalavich, her first husband Nicholas Moraites, and her second husband of 54 years, Stanley Kostrzewski, her sisters Mary Prebula, June Houser and Nellie Wraga and her brothers John, Frank and Edward. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Ann requested that a special thank you be given to her nephew John Prebula, for the many years of loving care shown to her and her late husband Stanley.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of gourmet cooking. We will miss you. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warrior’s in memory of Ann in c/o the funeral home.

Vincent P. Kozlusky

Vincent P. Kozlusky, 80, of Harrison, formerly of Kearny, passed away on Wednesday, March 21.

The funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Saturday, March 24, followed by interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Vincent was born in Pennsylvania, the son of the late William and Mary and the husband of the late Joan (1995).

He worked 26 years for the U.S. Postal Office, Kearny Branch and retired in 1986.

He is survived by his nephew Robert P. Kozlusky.

Vincent is predeceased by his brother Robert J. Kozlusky.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in memory of Vincent c/o the funeral home.

Frederick J. Listwan

Frederick J. Listwan, 87, a lifelong resident of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, March 22, at home.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Marion (nee:Wasowski) and loving children, Judith, Joseph, Eugene and his wife Patricia and Kenneth. He was the cherished grandfather to Kristen and Eugene Bryant and dear uncle to many nieces, nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish and a member of the Parish Honor Guard, and former member of the parish choir. He was also a Life Member of Our Lady of Grace Council # 402, and the Monsignor Doane, General Assembly, Knights of Columbus.

Fred was born in Readington Township to the late John and Felicia Listwan and was an honorably discharged Army Veteran who served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He retired from ITT Federal Avionics and later retired from Harrison Housing Authority.

Fred was an avid sportsman who played soccer and softball in many leagues. He also enjoyed bowling and golf.

Fred was predeceased by his brothers, Edward, Albert, Charles, Theodore and George; his sisters Agnes Adamkiewicz and Marie.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

For those desiring, the family request contributions to the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Retirement Fund or Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, in memory of Fred c/o Mulligan Funeral Home.

Margaret Manley

Margaret Manley died on March 23 in Belgrove Post Acute Center in Kearny. She was 87.

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

Margaret was a member of the Woman’s Army Corps during World War II and was trained as a registered nurse. She worked at St. Michael’s Medical Center for 55 years.

She is survived by her children Margaret Wassong and Daniel J. Manley; her sister-in-law Cathy Malloy, grandchildren Michael, Kirk Jr., and Jennifer Wassong, Daniel L. Manley, Donna Lee Ford and Tiffany Garcia; her great-grandchildren A.J., Lexi, Mary and Frances; aunt of Buddy, Danny and Michael Malloy. She was predeceased by her brothers and sister John, Daniel and Dorothy Malloy.

Rose M. Sturchio

Rose M. Sturchio (nee Landi) died on March 24 in Jersey Shore Medical Center. She was 88. Rose was born and lived in Harrison for most of her life. She moved to Middletown eight years ago.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mrs. Sturchio worked in sales for Macy’s, Gloria Vanderbilt and The Clover Shop. She was a member of The St. Anthony Choir in East Newark and was a past president of The Essex Catholic Prep Mother’s Club.

Wife of the late Harry, she is survived by her children and their spouses Val and Janice Sturchio, David and Barri Sturchio, Rita and Billy Gerris and Thomas and Cheryl Sturchio and her grandchildren Tina, Jessica, David, Daniel, Kimberly, Lauren and Thomas and his wife Jacklyn; also surviving is Rose’s niece Josephine Sturchio Williams, along with several other nieces and nephews.

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