Obituaries for Jan. 13, 2021

George T. Clementz

George T. Clementz, 95, of Kearny, died Dec. 31, 2020.

The beloved husband of the late Marie Clementz (nee Taglione), he was the devoted father of Linda M. Fucetola and her husband Art. Loving grandfather of Arthur, Marc and Lisa, he was the cherished great-grandfather of six great-grandchildren.

George served America in United States Navy from 1943-1946. Before retiring, he was an office manager for Acme Tool & Machine, Kearny.

The Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, was in charge.

Victoria Polukord

Victoria Polukord, 67, of Leisure Village West, Manchester, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at home.

Born in Kearny, she had lived in Eatontown before moving to Manchester in 2014.

She was an IRA financial administrator for many years in Manhattan before retiring in 2010.

She had assisted as an adviser for LVW Finance Committee, and was a member of the Travel, Art Appreciation, & Bocce Ball Clubs.  She enjoyed the New York Times Crossword Puzzles, traveling and reading.

Victoria was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Carmen Polukord, and her beloved cats, Minerva and Princess.  She is survived by her brothers Edward & his wife, Diane, Paul and David Polukord; five nephews; one niece and many loving cousins and friends.

Cremation will be private. A memorial service will be at a later date.

In memory of Victoria, donations may be made to the Associate Humane Society/Popcorn Park Zoo, 1 Humane Way, Forked River N.J. 08731.

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