Obituaries for 27 Sept. 2017

Joseph Caruso

Joseph Caruso, 82, of Kearny, died Sept. 19.

Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Sept. 22, at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

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

He was a truck driver with Ryerson Steel Company, Jersey City.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Caruso was an avid bow hunter and instructor.

He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia Driscoll Caruso; father of John (Geralyn) and the late Bernard Caruso; brother of Genevieve (Jean) Jencarelli; grandfather of Kristen, Lauren, Jenny and Gillian; and great-grandfather of five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated.

Thomas J. Jakimas

Thomas J. Jakimas died suddenly on Sept. 16.

Born on Sept. 15, 1952, Tom was just 65.

Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. His funeral Mass was Thursday, Sept. 21, at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny. Cremation was private.

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Tom was a foreman for many years at Sal’s Auto Body in Green Brook.

He was the beloved husband and soulmate of Jackie (Walley) and is survived by his beloved sons Thomas (Amy Siebel) Jakimas and Paul (Amy Bradshaw) Jakimas. Brother of Phyllis Zinno and the late Joseph Jakimas, he is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Thomas, Julia and Katherine.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Faulk

Jennifer “Jenny” Faulk died Sept. 17.

She was 40.

Born in Belleville, she lived in Bloomfield before moving to Kearny 27 years ago.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Mass was celebrated Friday, Sept. 22, at St. Anthony Church, Belleville. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Jenny was an outside foreman for Quickway Contracting in Kearny. She was a devout Christian and very active with The Rock in Newark and Calvary Chapel in Old Bridge.

The loving daughter of Harry Faulk and Anne Martucci, she was the sister of Lisa Blozen (Anthony), May, Jan, Eddie, Elaine, Harold, Debra and Michael Faulk. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews Brianna, Ciena, Harry, Chrissy, Gia and many more loving nieces and nephews.

She was also the beloved niece of John and Holly Martucci and Fran and Joey Alercio.

Jenny had a great fondness for animals, especially Sadie, Splinter and Stevie, along with all the neighborhood squirrels and birds.

Joseph E. Pearn Sr.

Joseph E. Pearn Sr., 81, of Kearny, died Sept. 18.

He was predeceased by his wife Maria and is survived by son Joseph (Stephanie) Pearn Jr.; daughters Sandra (Mark) Kearns and Dolores Duffy; sister Mary (William) Conn; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A cryptside service took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, on Friday, Sept. 22.

Arrangements were by Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Fla. 33021.

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Carolyn Montanino


Carolyn M. Montanino (nee Ackerson) died Sunday, Sept. 10, at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.


She was 77.


Her funeral was Sept. 13 at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. Cremation was private. Condolences and memories may be shared at


Mrs. Montanino was born in Jersey City, and was raised in Newark. She had lived in Kearny since 1968.

Carolyn was a coiler for Hudson Lamp Company in Kearny from 1958 until 1969.


She is survived by her husband, Salvator Montanino; a son, Steven Montanino, and his wife Tina;  and her beloved grandchildren, Cort, Justin and Olivia Montanino. She was the sister of Arthur Ackerson and Louise “Jimmy” Walsh.

Carolyn was predeceased by her siblings, Alfred, William, Robert and Thomas Ackerson, Florence Wood and Delia Ward.


Evelyn (Lynn) C. Rummel


Mrs. Evelyn (Lynn) C. Rummel, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Vero Beach, Fla.

Lynn was born in Kearny, eventually retiring to Vero Beach.

She was a graduate of Kearny High School and an L.P.N. She devoted her whole life to her husband, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years Kenneth G. Rummel of Vero; daughter Suzanne M. Rummel of St. Cloud, Fla.; son Kenneth Rummel (Lynn) of Vero Beach; a sister Gail Janssen of Vero Beach; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s Association, 2300 5th Ave., Suite 150, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 in memory of Evelyn C. Rummel.

The funeral and a memorial service took place Monday, Sept. 25, at the Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

Arrangements were by the Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at


Friends are welcome to contact the family at 407-556-5893 or P.O. Box 701347, St. Cloud, Fla. 34770.


John ‘Jack’ J. McGuire


John “Jack” J. McGuire, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 21, at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch.


The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.


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John was born and raised in the Bronx. He moved to Kearny in 1963 and lived there until moving to Long Branch 17 years ago.


He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.


Mr. McGuire was a printer for Prudential in Newark for over 50 years before his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Amalgamated Lithographers Union Local 1, New York City. John was also a member of the Irish American Association, Kearny, the Disabled American Veterans and also the Wednesday Wobblers.


He is survived by his children, Bridget Carson, Roseann McGonigal, Helen McGuire and John McGuire; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Cain); his son, Lawrence McGuire; and his sister, Dorothy McGuire.


Patrick J. Lindsay Jr.


Patrick J. Lindsay Jr., 32, of Harrison, died Sept. 19.


A memorial service took place from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Friday, Sept. 22.

Born in Belleville, he was a lifelong resident of Harrison.


He had a passion and love for music and tattoos.


Predeceased by his father, Patrick J. Sr., (2016), he is survived by his loving mother Janice Lindsay (nee Hinchcliffe); his dear siblings Jamielee Mazzola and her husband Michael; Christopher Lindsay and Meghan Lindsay.

He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army in care of the funeral home in loving memory of Patrick Jr.


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Stephen J. Turro

Stephen J. Turro, of Harrison, died Sept. 17.

He was 91.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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Born in Harrison, he was a lifelong resident.  He was a fire captain with the Harrison Fire Department for 32 years and a parishioner and usher at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. He served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the Army.

Predeceased by his wife Theresa (1982), he is survived by his loving children, Linda Lind (Robert), Stephen Turro and Patricia Turro (Robert); five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and his dear sister, Cecelia Rosamilia.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and family friends.  He was predeceased by his siblings, Ralph, James, Charles, Peter and Michael Turro, Claire Stanzione and Antoinette Kondek.


An expression of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice, in loving memory of Stephen.



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