Obituaries for 22 Feb. 2017

Florence G. Leonard 

Florence G. Leonard (nee Ness) died Feb. 15. 

She was 98. 

Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington in 1950. She and her late husband John also maintained a home in Bay Head. 

Visiting was at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny, where there was also a service. Interment was in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Florence was a retired assistant branch manager at National Community Bank. 

The wife of the late John Leonard, she is survived by her children and their spouses, Glenn Leonard (Susan), Judy Cheval (Bill), Jack Leonard (Niki) and Janice Duff (George). The sister of John “Jack” Ness, she is also survived by her grandchildren Tracey, Glenn Jr., Brian, Nolan, Courtney, Will and Lindsay – along with six great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Shriners Hospital. 

Charles Bubenas Sr.

Charles Bubenas Sr., of East Newark, died at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, on Tuesday, Feb. 14. 

He was 92.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, at 11 a.m.

Friends may call on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 9:45 a.m. Interment will take place in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, at 1:30 p.m.   

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Born and raised in East Newark, he was also a life-long resident. He worked as a meter reader for PSE&G and the East Newark Water Department. He was a county committeeman on the Hudson County Election Board and also a board member for the East Newark planning board. 

He received an award in 2007 as Hudson County outstanding Senior of the Year.

Charles was a member of the Albert Ettlin Post 36, American Legion, East Newark and also a member of Post 340 Sgt. William Sawelson Post VFW, Harrison Post 340 VFW, Harrison.

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

Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (nee Bartosevich) Bubenas (2013) and daughter Cynthia Alzza (2007), Charles is survived by his devoted son Charles Jr., his loving niece Anna Kasparitis, his cherished grandchildren Victoria and John Charles Alzza and dear son-in-law Juan Alzza.

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