George Chaplauske Jr.
George Chaplauske Jr., 54, of Kearny, passed away suddenly in Honesdale, Pa. He was born in Irvington and was a lifelong resident of Northern Jersey.
George was the manager of Rite-Aid in Hasbrouck Heights for 15 years.  He previously worked for 10 years for the Port Authority and was a survivor of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.  George loved spending weekends in his cabin in Pennsylvania.
Beloved son of Carolyn (nee Liegel) and the late George Chaplauske, he was the devoted father of Nicole and Edward Chaplauske; domestic partner of Roland Rattee; brother of Carolyn Bamber, Joseph P. and Viola Chaplauske, Ellen Lugin (George), Mitchell Chapaluske, Ann Mc Ewan (Stewart), Jane Ladd (Terry), Richard (Stefanie) and the late  Kenneth J. Chaplauske; also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 14, at the Shaw- Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny.  Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Elizabeth “Betty” Mary Fash
Elizabeth “Betty” Mary (nee Solano) Fash, 84, of Barnegat, died July 10 at her daughter’s home.
Born in Kearny, she lived there for most of her life before moving to Barnegat in 1995. She was employed as a clerk for Major Cleaners in Kearny for many years before her retirement.
She was predeceased by her husband Leonard W. Fash Sr. in 1996, her brothers James and Pat Solano and her sister Marian Holowatch.
Surviving are three sons, Richard and his wife Mary Anne of Forked River, David of Kearny and Robert of Forked River; a step-son Leonard W. Fash Jr. and his wife Pam of Toms River; a daughter Linda Casement and her husband Ed Ramiza of Barnegat; a step-daughter Alice Caramazza of Toms River; three brothers Frank Solano of Middletown, N.Y., John Solano of Waretown and Joseph Solano and his companion Marie Linington of Flemington; a sister Sarah and her husband Joe Cadorette of Orangeville, Pa.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A funeral service was held at the Carmona-Bolen Home For Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.  Condolences may be sent to

David W. Jacobs
David W. Jacobs, 66, of Brick, passed away at his home on July 11.  Formerly of Belleville, he lived in Brick for the past 11 years.  He was a member of the VFW, Brick, and attended St. Dominic’s Church.  He served his country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars in the U.S. Army.
He was predeceased by his parents Horace and Mildred Jacobs and his stepfather Frank Raykovitz.  Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Alice; his daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Joseph Scacciaferro, Berkeley Heights; Christen and Daniel Hywel, Stewartsville, and Melissa Jacobs, Brick; his sister-in-law, Kathy Vecchio, Nutley, and his six grandchildren Luke, Aedan, Avery, Valerie, Dominique and Frank.
A memorial Mass was held at St. Dominic’s Church, Brick.  Interment was at the N.J. Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown.  Cremation was private.  Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, was in charge of arrangements.

Janet Knowles

Janet Knowles
Janet Knowles, 92, (formerly Pasterski) passed away on May 11 in her home in Toms River.
Janet was a loving and caring wife, mother and daughter.  Born in Marion Heights, Pa., on Dec. 28, 1918, to a coal mining family, she left at an early age to live with her aunt Nellie Osmanski of Kearny.  Janet worked her entire life, starting as an account manager at General Motors in Harrison, office manager at Serta Mattress in East Newark and office manager for Port-A-San in Kearny from where she retired. She also served as the court clerk for the Borough of East Newark.  Upon retirement, she realized her lifelong dream and moved to the Jersey Shore where she loved to entertain her family and go crabbing. She also would make occasional trips with her friends to Atlantic City to play the slot machines.
Janet believed in the importance of medical research; she donated her body to education and research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A memorial service will be held after the completion of this research.
Janet is predeceased by her sister Ann Hertzberg and her husband William B. Knowles, former chief of police of East Newark.  Following her husband’s death in 1972, she devoted her life to supporting her family and raising and educating her two children, Donna of Toms River and Bill of Burlingame, Calif.  In addition to her two children, she leaves behind eight beloved grandchildren who all lovingly call her “Nana.”

Edward T. Reid Jr.
Edward T. Reid Jr. “Skipper” passed away on Tuesday, July 5, at his son’s home in Brick.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held in the funeral home. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at
“Skipper” was born in Kearny and lived there until moving to Melbourne, Fla., three years ago. He returned to New Jersey to live with his son Edward III in Brick this past March.
He was a graduate of Croydon Hall Academy in the Atlantic Highlands and later earned a B.A. from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.
Edward was the owner of Donnelly and Reid Landscaping of Kearny from 1967 until his retirement in 2009.
During his many years in Kearny he served as the Democratic municipal chairman. He was a proud member of the Scots- American Association, the Irish American Association, St. Cecilia Council No. 6928 Knights of Columbus, all of Kearny, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians as well as many other organizations.
Skipper was an accomplished musician who loved to play Irish folk music on his guitar or banjo. He performed as a member of the Gypsy Rovers and the Wild Colonial Boys.
An avid fisherman, Edward spent his winters in the Florida Keys but always returned to Kearny after it thawed out.
He is survived by his mother Virginia (Shinn); his son Edward T. Reid III (Diana) and his grandson Eddie. Skip will be dearly missed by his loving lifelong friends in the Doyle family.
He was predeceased by his father Edward T. Reid Sr. and his brother Robert.
He will always be remembered for his uncanny sense of humor and good nature by all who were lucky enough to know him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the amazing staff at Compassionate Care Hospice, 833 Rt. 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755.

Virginia Borowski
Virginia Borowski, 94, died on July 14 in Belgrove Sub Acute Care Center, Kearny. She was a coil winder for Continental Electric in Newark for 25 years before retiring in 1970. Born in Johnstown, Pa., She lived in Irvington before moving to Kearny 35 years ago.
Wife of the late Stanley Borowski, she is survived by her son William and his wife Joan; she was the sister of Honey Sofko, Bertha Skiptunus, Jean Stutz, Sophie Kurpel, Alice Fenton, Edward Rock and the late Mary Dewey and Stanley Rock; also survived by her grandson Brett (Jennifer) and her great-granddaughter Emily Claire.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral H0ome, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation.

Adeline T. DeStefano
Adeline T. DeStefano, 94, died on July 14 in Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.
Wife of the late Victor, she was the mother of Julie Mariano (Vito), Carol Eckleberry (Richard) and David DeStefano (Debbie); Also surviving are four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandsons David and Richard and great-grandson Stephen.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the Christian Apostolic Church, Kearny. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Apostolic Church, 219 Laurel Ave., Kearny.

Beatrice Mascarini
Miss Beatrice Mascarini, 82, passed away on Monday, July 11, in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the First Lutheran Church, 63 Oakwood Ave., Kearny, on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 2 p.m.  A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at
Beatrice was born in Newark and lived in Kearny most of her life.
She was employed as a bookkeeper for Jack Green Homes in Kearny for 10 years, retiring 20 years ago.
Beatrice is survived by her niece Lisa Phillips
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the First Lutheran Church, 63 Oakwood Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny.

Ella M. Jewart
Ella M. Jewart, 89, of  Kersey, Pa., died on Thursday, July 14, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., following a short illness.
She was born June 14, 1922 in Frenchton, W.V., a daughter of the late Manderville and Maude Simons Jeffries.
Mrs. Jewart was Methodist by faith. She worked at L & R Manufacturing for many years and also worked at St. Mary’s Carbon, St. Mary’s, Pa.  for more than 17 years. She was a dedicated and hard worker who enjoyed embroidery and crocheting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by three daughters Helen and her husband Richard Uhl of Kersey, Pa., Pamela and her husband Edward Barring of Kearny and Wanda Jewart of Kearny; two sons, Jimmie Smith and his wife Naomi of West Virginia and Timothy Jewart and his wife Esther of Kearny; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Roberta Brady of Clarksburg, W.V.
She was predeceased by her parents; a daughter in infancy Judith Ann Smith; two brothers Cecil and Clyde Jeffries; and five sisters, Mabel Jeffries, Gazel Strader, Sylvia Crane, Luna Roy and Tarcie Posey.
Funeral and committal services for Ella M. Jewart will be held privately.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kearny First United Methodist Church, 601 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N.J.  07032.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Mary’s, Pa., is handling the arrangements.  Online condolences may be placed at

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