Obituaries for 11 March 2020

Helen A. Black

Helen A. Black (nee Costello) died March 2, 2020, in Clara Maass Hospital, Belleville.

She was 89.

Born in New Providence, she lived most of her life in North Arlington.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Mass was celebrated at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Helen was the wife of the late William Black Sr. and mother of Ellen Bratowicz (John), Kathleen Connelly (Bill) and Thomas Black (Sherry). Grandmother of William, John, Christopher, Colleen, Shannon, Sydney and Katie, she is also survived by her great-grandson Angelo “AJ.”

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Jean Levash

Jean Levash, 93, of Kearny died March 5, 2020.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Tuesday, March 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Born in Newark, Jean lived in Kearny for 66 years. She was a long-time parishioner at St. Stephen’s Church. She also belonged to the St. Stephen’s senior citizens and Kearny Benstead Seniors.

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Louis Leo Levash. She was the loving mother of Diana Hopf and her husband Paul and Elizabeth Levash. Grandmother to Alison Lewis and her husband Ryan, and Kimberly Garcia and her husband Ray, she was the cherished great-grandchildren Samantha and Zachary. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews along with her loving dog Gabrielle.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

David C. Crockett Jr.

David C. Crockett Jr., 53 of Kearny, died unexpectedly at home on Jan. 27.

David was born in Weisbaden, Germany, during his parents’ US military duty stay, and had lived in Memphis, Tennessee; Neptune Beach, Florida; Plainfield, Columbia, South Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. David attended Wardlaw Hartridge School in Edison, followed by Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck where he was a business administration major.

He served in the US Army including a nine-month tour in South Korea.

David was predeceased by his mother, Beth Marie Hefley Crockett of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and is survived by his sons David and Gregory both of Lexington, South Carolina.

David was a very special person whose presence will be greatly missed.

All are welcome to a memorial service in his honor Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at at the First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., Kearny.




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