Obituaries for 23 February 2016

Dolores C. Polo

Dolores C. Polo (nee Galladay) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 16. She was 87. Visiting was Friday Feb. 19, at The Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. Please visit

Dolores was born in Harrison and lived in Kearny for the past 65 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Francis (Frank) Polo Sr.; her cherished children Sharon Polo of Kearny, Frank Polo Jr. of North Arlington and Marianne and Gene Rutzler of Bayville; her loving son-in-law Jack Fergie of Jackson; her precious grandson Eugene and his wife Shannon Rutzler; and her most precious great-grandchildren Tara Cheyenne, “CJ” (Christopher Michael, Jr.), Jakob George and Rowan Leigh Rutzler. She is also survived by her sister Elayne Ewaskiew. Dolores had many loving nieces and nephews.

Dolores was predeceased by her cherished daughter Deborah Anne Fergie in November and her beloved grandson Christopher Michael Rutzler Sr. in June; her parents Gilbert and Mary Galladay; her sisters Clare Cox, Bernice Quinless, Marie Hoffman and Catherine Nielwodski; and her brothers Thomas, Raymond, Adrian, Peter and Michael Galladay.

Her family meant the world to Dolores and she enjoyed spending time with them at home, on vacation and down the shore.

She enjoyed going to Mass every day and working many years in the St. Stephen’s Grammar School cafeteria every Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Kearny.

Dr. Jan S. Sumner

Dr. Jan S. Sumner, 67, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Palm Coast, Fla., after battling pancreatic cancer.

Jan grew up in Kearny and was the son of the late Michael and late Doris Sumner.

He was a 1966 graduate of Kearny High School and graduated from the University of Kentucky and the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Il.  Jan started his practice in 1974, becoming the first chiropractor in Reston, Va. He retired in 2014 and moved to Ormond Beach, Fla.

Jan loved to play golf and competed in many amateur golf tournaments in the U.S. and Canada.

He is survived by: his wife, Kathy; his son Marc and his wife Colleen; two grandchildren, Ethan and Savannah; and two brothers, Matthew and Charles.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you play a round of golf (or just hit a bucket of balls) in his memory.

Esther Vasquez

Esther Vasquez, of Kearny, entered into eternal rest at St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark, on Feb. 19.  She was 86.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, during the week of Feb. 22.  A funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark.   Please call the funeral home at 973-481-4333 or visit our website for viewing and Mass times and days.

Born in Ica, Peru, she lived in Lima before moving to Kearny in 1992.  A homemaker most of her life, she was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark. She had a big heart and enjoyed cooking and sewing.

Predeceased by her husband Pedro (1997), Esther is survived by her loving children, Gladys Pereira (Antonio) & Mauro Juan Vasquez; cherished grandchildren Jessica, Arturo, Henry & Carlos Vasquez; three great-grandchildren; and dear siblings Luisa Ayala (Roberto) and Gregorio Canales.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ann H. Motyleski

Ann H. Motyleski, (neeDyl), of Kearny, entered into eternal rest peacefully at home with her daughters by her side on Thursday, Feb. 18. She was 85.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny.   Her internment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Born and raised in Kearny, she was a lifelong resident of Kearny. She worked as a laborer for Ralco Contracting, Jersey City, for more than 15 years, retiring in 1996. Prior to that, she worked for Woolworth’s, Newark, as a saleswoman for 18 years. She left Woolworth’s to raise her family in 1964. Ann was a member of St. Cecilia’s Senior Citizens and parishioner. She was also a member of St. Stephen’s Senior Citizens.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward (2003) and her brothers John and Joseph Dyl.

Ann is survived by her loving daughters Patti Ann and Michelle; her devoted stepsons Edward Jr. “JR” and Michael and his wife Peggy; cherished grandchildren Michael and Michele Lee; and her great- grandchildren Kyler and Alexus. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of the flowers, the family requests donations to: Susan G. Komen Foundation, in care of the funeral home or you may mail your donation directly the charity, 785 Springfield Ave., Summit, N.J. 07901 in loving memory of Ann.

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