Jonathon Brown 

Jonathon Brown entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the New Vista Care Center, Newark. He was 60.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Harrison Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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Born and raised in Newark, Jonathon was a lifelong resident. Jonathon was a self-employed carpenter for many years. He graduated from Barringer High School, in the North Ward, Newark. He was also an avid fan of wrestling.

He is survived by his dear brothers and sisters: James, David, Jean, Joan, Janet, Jess and Joseph. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers Jerald, Jack, Jeff and Jay.

Johanna Marie Cundari 

Johanna Marie Cundari, 93, of Sandusky, Ohio, passed away at home with her family at her side on Friday, Aug. 21, after a long illness.

Johanna was born in Newark, Feb. 2, 1922, the daughter of John and Olga (Venturi) Amato. She was a graduate of West Side High School (1939) and Drake Business College (1941), both in Newark.

After college she worked in the payroll accounting department in Bamberger’s department store for two years. In 1943 she was employed as a cost clerk in the cost accounting department of the Hyatt Bearings Division of General Motors. In 1945 she advanced to the hourly payroll department and in 1946 was appointed assistant to the salary payroll director and was responsible for all salaried payroll activity for over 700 employees of the division. She continued in that position until her marriage to James P. Cundari on July 15, 1950, at which time she retired to become a homemaker and mother to her four children.

In her private life, Johanna was active in many school, church and social activities. In New Jersey she was a member and officer of the Sodality of Mary at St. Rocco’s Catholic Church in Newark and the Rosarians of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in North Arlington.

After moving to Sandusky in 1965, she then joined the Altar Rosary Society of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky, and was also active on many church committees. She also volunteered many hours as a school librarian for Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School and tutoring Italian-speaking students at becoming proficient in the English language. Johanna’s hobbies included all kinds of needlework that she made for her home and family. She was always very dedicated to her family, always being present at every major event in the lives of her four children, her brothers and sister and all her in-laws, grandchildren, and nephews and nieces. She was always present at happy and sad occasions.

Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, James P. Cundari, Sandusky, Ohio; children Anthony (Anita) Cundari, Norwalk, Ohio, Joseph (Giorgia) Cundari, Sandusky, Ohio, Johanna (James) Powers, Sandusky, Ohio, Maria (John) Horvath, Oxford, Mich.; grandchildren Christine (Jamie) DiSalvo, Maryland, Michelle (fiancé Matt Hutchins) Cundari, Columbus, Ohio, Caterina and James Cundari, Sandusky, Ohio, and Darryn, Bradley and Nicole Horvath, Oxford, Mich.; great-grandchildren Marcus and Silas DiSalvo, Maryland, and many nephews and nieces, grandnephews and nieces, great-grandnephews and nieces and cousins.

Johanna was preceded in death by her parents, John and Olga (Venturi) Amato, brothers Alfonso and Joseph Amato, and sisters Marie and Carolina Amato.

Visitation was held on Aug. 26 at the David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio. Prayers were recited Thursday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with the Rev. Joseph Steinbauer officiating. Interment took place at Meadow Green Memorial Park Cemetery on Bogart Road in Huron, Ohio.

Memorial contributions in memory of Johanna Cundari may be given to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870; Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10 Franklin Pl., North Arlington, N.J. 07031; the Catholic Parish of the Transfiguration (formerly St. Rocco’s Church), 103 16th Ave., Newark, N.J. 07103 or to one’s favorite charity.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the caregivers of Home Instead in Port Clinton, Ohio; Visiting Angels in Lorain, Ohio; Adult Comfort Care in Milan, Ohio; and Stein Hospice Care in Sandusky, Ohio.

Although we are separated by death, we will always cherish the memory of our 68 years together. Until we join you once again in God’s arms as a family, may you find comfort and peace with Him as only He can give you. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Johanna’s family at

John J. McGlynn 

John J. McGlynn passed away on Aug. 28. He was 86.

Born in Bayonne, he lived in Kearny for the past 51 years.

Arrangements are by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information, visit

John served in the Army during the Korean War and was a production planner at Otis Elevator. He was a member of the St. Stephen’s Seniors.

Husband of Janet M. (nee Hand), he was the father of Patrick McGlynn (Tricia) and Ellen Koke (Chris). He was the brother of Alfred McGlynn, Agnes Kornett, Eileen Lynch, Joseph McGlynn and the late Thomas McGlynn, Dorothy Holmes, Patricia Callari and Mary Bigg. He is also survived by his grandchildren Christopher, James, William, Gregory and Timothy, along with many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Aurea Santos 

Aurea Santos of Kearny died Aug. 23. She was 75.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Aurea is survived by her children Jose, James, Johnny, Yvette and Annette, three sisters and many grand and great-grandchildren.

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Jeffrey Symeonides 

Jeffrey Symeonides, 83, of Paramus, died Friday, Aug. 28. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Kearny, before moving to Paramus in 1970.

Jeffrey was an insurance agent who owned and operated the Symeonides Insurance Agency in Kearny for over 40 years. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Wyckoff, where he served on the board and was one of the 50 founding family members of the church.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 57 years, Anastasia (Stacy) (nee Karamidas) Symeonides of Paramus, his two devoted sons, Dean and his wife Christina of Wyckoff and Michael of Woodland Park. Also surviving are his two granddaughters, Nicole and Marisa, and several nieces and nephews.

Jeffrey was a man with a wonderful heart and personal ity who loved to laugh and entertain both family and friends with stories of the past. He passionately loved his wife, family, friends and church, and enjoyed the years of building his successful business. He was a member of the Optimists Club in Kearny and a great sports fan of the Yankees and Jets.

Arrangements are by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at noon at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Ave., Wyckoff. Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.


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