Michael Ache

Michael Ache died April 16. He was 86. Born in Lebanon, he lived in Kearny and Florida.

Service was April 21 at 9 a.m. in the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery.

Mr. Ache is survived by his sons Jalil and Pedro Ache, three sisters and four grandchildren.

Elvira Castellano

Elvira Castellano, of Kearny, died on April 15 at home two days short of her 93rd birthday.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephens Church, Kearny. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Positano, Salerno, Italy, Mrs. Castellano lived in Kearny for the past 40 years. She was a seamstress and homemaker.

She is the wife of the late Joseph Castellano (1994); dear mother of Florence (John) Castellano-Ferrandino, Angelo (Mary) and David (Rosa) Castellano; grandmother of Daniella (Craig) Ferrandino-McDonald, Frank (Laurie) Ferrandino and Julia (Robert) Ferrandino-Franz; great-grandmother of Frankie, Tyler, Alexandra, Jack and James.

Lillian Davidson

Lillian M. Davidson (nee Daves) died April 20 in Isabella House in NYC. She was 87. Born in Kearny, she moved to Clearwater, Fla. in 1985 and then to New York City five years ago.

Memorial visitation will be on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service will take place at 12 noon. To leave online condolence, please visit

Mrs. Davidson was a retired survey abandoned property technician for Prudential Life Insurance Company.

Wife of the late Andrew, she is survived by her children Dr. Andrew R.Davidson, Susan Davidson and Diane Hindman and her grandchildren Dr. Andrew C. Davidson and Timothy and Erin Hindman.

Frank Gogal

Frank J. Gogal, 85, died on Friday April 20 in Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on April 25 at 9 a.m. A funeral liturgy will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visiting will be on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Frank was born in Kearny and was a lifelong resident.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Frank was a machinist for Continental Can Company in Paterson for 26 years, retiring in 1982.

He is survived by his children Susan DiIorio (Rich) and Frank Gogal Jr.; sister Josephine Shakarian and his grandchildren Alexandra DiIorio and Jonathan DiIorio and his fiancé Amanda Clark. Frank was predeceased by his wife Elsie (Cisco) Gogal in 2011.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kan. 66675 or at

William Lotzer

William M. Lotzer, 84, of Edison, passed away on Sunday, April 15.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, N.J. 07029. A prayer service was held on Thursday, April 19 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To send condolences to the family please visit

He was born in Clifton and was the son of the late Anna and Michael and devoted husband of the late Katherine (2003).

William served in the Navy from 1944-1946 in World War II. He worked many years at the Serta Mattress Co. as a tape edge operator. In 1969 he became East Coast Representative for Bechik Mattress Products and retired in 1994.

William is survived by his sisters-in-law Bella Pirrello, Mary Seconish, JoAnna Conrad and Gloria Ehehalt. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his daughter Debrah and his brother James Lotzer.

H.Leslie McCurrie

H. Leslie McCurrie died April 19 at home. He was 73. Born in Newark, he was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Visiting will be on Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Service was Monday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel.

Les was a business representative for Operating Engineers Local 825. He was a proud member of The Friends of Erin, He was active in Democratic politics, he was the 1991 Cifelli Association Irishman of the Year and was a steady participant in the Sunset Deli Coffee Club.

He is survived by his wife Claire (McKechan), sons Michael F. and James P. McCurrie, sisters Carol Pankuck and Nancy Feeley and his three grandchildren Brian, Matthew and Erin.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Wounded Warriors or St. Barnabas Hospice.

Rose Russomano

Rose Russomanno (nee Catrambone) died April 16 in the Pine Acres Nursing Facility in Madison. She was 98. Born in Dennis Twp., she lived most of her life in Harrison and Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online, condolence please visit

Rose owned The 31 Club in Harrison for many years.

Wife of the late Daniel, she is survived by her son Frank Catrambone and his wife Lois. Her two sisters and brother Margaret Johnson, Theresa Sgro and John Catrambone; also surviving are her grandsons Jeffrey and his wife Lisa and Gary Catrambone and her triplet great-grandsons Michael, Matthew and Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Rett Syndrome, 4600 Devitt, Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45246.

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