Obituaries for 29 March 2017

Leonard Rivchin

Leonard Rivchin, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Kearny, died March 22 in Naples.

He was 72.

Leonard raised his family in Kearny. He served in the United States Army Reserves and retired from the Kearny Police Department before moving to Naples.

Leonard is survived by his two children, Jeremiah and Susan; two brothers, Sidney and David (Marge) Rivchin; and a niece, Jessica (Adam) Spunberg.

He was predeceased by a son, Joshua.

Services were private.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21, Naples, Fla. 34102.

Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, Fla., was in charge.

Daryl Cormier

Daryl Cormier, of Kearny, died March 21.

He was 56.

Visiting and a service took place at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Cremation was private.

Daryl is survived by his wife Fatima, his father Leo, children Shane and Brianna Cormier, his step-daughter Jessica Castilho and his sisters Terri Drew (Bill), Sandra Panetta (Frank) and Dawn Cormier. Also surviving is his granddaughter Marina.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Children’s Miracle Network or The Imus Cancer Center for Children at Hackensack Medical Center.

Kari Kaminski

Kari Kaminski, 45, of Cresskill, died March 22.

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

Born in Kearny, Kari was a longtime Clifton resident before moving to Cresskill. She graduated from Seton Hall University in South Orange and Barry University in Florida with a master’s degree in social work. Kari served as a social worker, and later, a yoga and a reiki instructor.

Kari was the daughter of Betty (nee Chiariello) and the late Leon Kaminski; mother of Ella, Jacob and Sidney; and was the sister of Kristi Delacruz and her husband Charlie. She was also the aunt of Lea and Jason.

Genny Modzelewski

Genny Modzelewski, 91, of Kearny, died March 25.

A funeral service will be celebrated at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny, on Friday, March 31, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation is on Friday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Born in Newark, Genny lived in Kearny for 70 years. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, and taking care of her grandchildren.

Genny was the loving mother of Debbie Pereira and her husband Joseph, Terry Alfano and her husband Joe and the late John Modzelewski; dear grandmother of John and his wife Erin, Joseph, Jeremy, Jennifer and the late Michael, she was the great-grandmother of Michaela and Caitlin.

Charles P. Dluzniewski

Charles P. Dluzniewski, 85, died Tuesday, March 21, at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

The funeral was from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mr. Dluzniewski was born and raised in Harrison, and lived in Kearny for the last 60 years.

He served in the Air Force from 1952 until 1956.

Charles was a wireman for Western Electric in South Kearny, then AT&T and then ITT Corp., Nutley, working 30 years before retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Cecilia Council  6928, Fourth Degree, Kearny.

Charles is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” (nee Duff); three children, Patricia Roemer (Ray), Richard Dluzniewski (Stephen) and Mary Ann Lennon (John). He was the grandfather of Lauren Incorvaia (Manny), Ryan Roemer (Kristina), Kyle and Kelly Lennon and the great-grandfather of Layla Charlize Incorvaia and Jackson Roemer. He was the brother-in-law of Maureen Connaghan and the uncle of Charles and Louise Dluzniewski.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( Condolences and memories may be shared at

Samir Shenouda

Samir Shenouda, 78, of Summit, formerly of Kearny and Komombo, Egypt, died peacefully with his loving family by his side on March 20.

In 1970, Mr. Shenouda immigrated to the United States from Egypt in search of the “American Dream” with only $100 in his pocket. He worked various jobs until becoming the proprietor of Ali Baba’s Mobile Diner No. 1 in Jersey City and then later was a self-employed real estate entrepreneur.

Very devoted to his Coptic faith, he paved the way for thousands of Coptic Orthodox Egyptians to immigrate to the United States. He and his wife, Narges, were proud founders of St. Mary and St. Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church in Belleville, which was established in 2002 and now ministers to over 300 families.

Samir served on the church’s board.

Mr. Shenouda was the beloved husband of Narges Shenouda (nee Kallini), the devoted father of Maged Shenouda and Christina Shenouda and her husband Christopher Porrino, the cherished grandfather of Max and Peter Porrino and the loving brother of Victoria Nakhla, Philib, Victor and Fayez Shenouda and the late Samira Massoud.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary & St. Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church, Belleville. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington, was in charge.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Mary and St. Mercurius Church, 125 Academy St., Belleville. N.J. 07109 . (

Dominick J. Tramontana

Dominick J. Tramontana, of Harrison, a long-time member and officer of the Harrison/East Newark Elks 2326, died March 20, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark, after a long illness.

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

Pre-deceased by his wife Debra (nee Vryhof) and his parents Santo (Bob) and Filomena (Phyllis), he is survived by several cousins, his father-in-law David Vryhof and his brothers-in-law and their wives.

Dominick was a graduate of Hudson County Community College and was an usher at Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

The family would like to thank Larry Bennett and Rick Ferriol for their support during Dominick’s illness and Dr. Hamid Shaaban for his compassionate care of Dominick.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Elk’s Camp Moore, 406-408 Harrison Ave., Harrison, N.J. 07029, in loving memory of Dominick.

Florence Frerichs

Florence Frerichs (nee Devine), of Harrison, died Friday, March 24, at Alaris Health at Belgrove, Kearny.

She was 92.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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Born in Harrison, she was a life-long resident of Harrison. She loved life and family and was a devout Catholic. Florence was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Harrison, a member of the Altar Rosary Society and was also a Holy Cross senior citizen.

She was a beautiful person inside as well as outside. She lived her life as the quote says: “Live every moment, laugh every day and love beyond words.”

She was predeceased by her husband Edward (2014), her daughter-in-law Frieda Frerichs, her son-in-law George Hallam., she is survived by her loving children,  Edward Frerichs, Elaine Dobosh (Joseph), Claire Hallam and Ruth Gerris (Bob), and her brother-in-law Fred Frerichs, her eight cherished grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Children Specialized Hospital, in care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Florence.

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