Viktoria Buchholz 

Viktoria Buchholz, 98, of Kearny, died Jan. 20 at Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville.

Born March 6, 1917, in Pakalniskiai, Lithuania, she went on to live in Kaunas, Lithuania, and Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and later immigrated to New Jersey where she lived in Kearny and worked at the RCA Corporation in Harrison. She was a resident of Kearny for 60 years and a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church of Kearny.

A passionate singer, she was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church Choir and the Ruta Lithuanian Choir Ensemble. She also enjoyed creating masterful needlepoint works, interacting with nature, nurturing her beloved grandchildren and cats, maintaining Lithuanian cultural traditions with her many Lithuanian friends and acquaintances, her flower gardening, and learning world languages.

She married Leongin Buchholz in 1938 in Kaunas, Lithuania. He predeceased her in February 2001. She was also predeceased by her parents, Teofile (Obelieniute) and Motiejus Zujus and sister Laimute Kohanski. Surviving her are; her children and their spouses, Ingrid Armento and her husband Robert, Helwida Ploghoft and her husband Frank, Viktor Buchholz and his wife Ruta, and Roland Buchholz and his wife Lucia; her cherished grandchildren, Daniel and his wife Rita, Michael and his wife Julie, Christopher and his wife Lisa, Thomas, Wayne, Kevin, Michael, Erica, Paul, Evan, Annemarie and her husband Scott, and Victoria; seven great-grandchildren; her brother Raymond Zujus and his family; and nieces Audrey Przybylski and Lilly Sudol and their families.

Visitation is scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral will take place on Thursday Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny. Internment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington.

Geraldo Pereira De Souza 

Geraldo Pereira De Souza died Jan. 17. He was 64.

Born in Brazil, he lived in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Geraldo is survived by his wife Maria Astrid Rosa (nee Silva), his daughters and their husbands Renilda and Fabio Da Rocha and Ana Paula and Erwin Sandee. Brother of Joao De Souza, he is also survived by his grandchildren Lucas and Samuel.

Robert Kaczor 

Robert Kaczor, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 16. He was 71.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home.

Born in Kearny, he was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He worked for the Ironworkers Local 11, Bloomfield as an ironworker for many years, retiring in 2001.

Robert is survived by his children Robyn D’Elia and Kimberly Enright and her husband John Gulliford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Erik, Alexa, Mitchell, Samantha and Madison.

He is predeceased by his wife Debra (nee Richmond) and his mother Helen Catrambone (2001).

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Anne Laczny 

Ms. Anne Laczny, 94, of North Arlington, passed away on Jan. 20, at the Carneys Point Care Facility, in Carneys Point.

Anne was born in Harrison to Joseph and Victoria (Marszatek) Laczny and continued to live there until moving to North Arlington. While living in Harrison, she had worked for RCA but would eventually retire from West Hudson Hospital in Kearny.

Her son Joseph, grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews, survive her. In addition to her parents, two brothers and five sisters predeceased her.

A Memorial Mass will be held at the Queen of Peace Church, Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. In lieu of Mass Cards, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children. For more information, visit

John Joseph Mowad Sr. 

John Joseph Mowad Sr. of Kearny, passed away at the age of 97 on Saturday, Jan. 23.

John was a Army Veteran of World War II. Throughout his career he was a highly skilled machinist, lathe operator and tool-and-die maker until his retirement at the age of 68 from Acme Tool-and-Die Company in Kearny.

John was the beloved husband of Ruth (nee Price) Mowad; he was the father of five children: John J. Mowad, Jr., Linda M. Mowad, Catherine Mowad-Kazmierski, Janice Mowad-Sylvia and Ronald M. Mowad Sr.; he was the grandfather of Jason, Damien, Melissa, Christina, Ron and Jennifer; and he had three great-grandchildren, Brielle, Hailey, and Mykayla.

The funeral is Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny.

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Susan Stanley 

Susan Stanley, of East Newark, died at home on Jan. 18. She was 77. There will be a memorial Mass on Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark, at 10 a.m.

Susan was the mother of Carolyn Domingues, Frank, David and the late Kenneth Stanley. Sister of Patricia Tauriello and Maureen Lupkovich, she also had eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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