Obituaries for July 6, 2016 edition of The Observer

Beverly E. Vidal

Beverly E. Vidal (nee Milunaitis), of Forked River, died Tuesday, June 21, surrounded by her family. 

She was 73.

Beverly was born in Kearny and after graduating from Kearny High School, she was employed as a secretary. Shortly after, she was married and moved to California for a few years. Upon returning to New Jersey, she resided with her husband in Toms River where she remained at home to raise her three children. 

Later, she was employed as a realtor in the Toms River area.  After retirement, she resided in Ocala, Fla., for several years. 

Beverly had a keen interest in photography and loved taking and sharing photos at family gatherings. She also had a love of horses, especially her own, Rusty.

Beverly was predeceased by her parents, Irene and Vitaldas Milunaitis.  She is survived by her children, Christine Burnetsky (John), Russel Vidal (Maureen) and Michael Vidal (Melanie); her former husband, Tony Vidal; five grandchildren, Erin, Jenn, Patti, Katlin and Anthony; and her sister, Darlene Cecich (Larry).

 A memorial took place at Kedz Funeral Home, Toms River. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting

Donald Zuza

Donald J. Zuza, of Kearny, died June 19 at home.

He was 69.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Cremation was private.

Born in Jersey City, Mr. Zuza lived in Kearny most of his life.

He was a route salesman for Drake’s Bakery in East Brunswick for 25 years, retiring six years ago. He was a member of the Kearny Elks Lodge 1050, the Kearny Fishing Club and served in the National Guard.

He was the husband of Sally Warlick Zuza. Father of Valerie R. Balogh (Jay), Robyn N. Urbanowycz (Michael), Alex R.C. Zuza (Gabriela) and the late Nicholas Zuza, he was also the brother of Agnes Lucivjansky, John Zuza and the late Kenneth and Michael Zuza.  He was grandfather of Zack, Hannah, Lucas, Julia and Michael.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, N.J. 07052, would be appreciated.

Margarida Teixeira

Margarida Teixeira died at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, on June 28.

She was 40.

Born in Portugal, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Mass was at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Cremation was private.

Margarida was a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary Community of Sport Newark Beira Mar.

She is survived by her husband Camilo and her children Andre T. Martins and Sofia T. Martins.

Francis F. Nobleza

Francis F. Nobleza died June 27.

He was 69.

Born in the Philippines, he lived in the Bronx before moving to Kearny 20 years ago.

Memorial visitation was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Cremation was private.

Husband of Marilu (nee Ledesma), he is also survived by his children and their spouses, Christine Moran (Tim), TJ (Orange) and Charlene Ducane (Mike); and by his grandchildren, Jordan, Kaylee, Isaac and Lily.

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