Obituaries for Feb. 24, 2021

Keith J. Brown

Keith J. Brown, 54, of Ocean Gate, died peacefully Feb. 14, 2021.

Keith attended Kearny schools and graduated from Kearny High School in 1985. He grew up playing baseball in Kearny and continued his love of the game as a huge Yankees fan.

His career started with graphic arts but he was in IT for the last 10+ years. He spent a lot of his adult life doing graphic arts, photography and visiting family and friends in Kearny.

Keith was a loving father to Gabrielle, Dylan and Caitlyn. He was also a devoted grandfather to Jayden, Liam and Aria. Keith’s kids and grandkids were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of his kind spirit, passion for baseball and zest for life will live on through them.

He is also survived by his loving parents Glen and Dolores Brown, brother Lance (Sharon), sister Tammy (Gerard), nieces Nina and Colette and nephew Nico.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Kearny. Please remember to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Keith’s name to the Autism Society.

Leonard Cuba

Leonard Cuba, 65, died Feb. 13, 2021.

He was the beloved son of the late Lenny and Lee Cuba. He is survived by his siblings, Bernadette Kirk, Thomas A. Cuba and Janice Carey.

Funeral services were private, in the care of the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

David P. McCarthy

David P. McCarthy died Feb. 16, 2021.

He was 53.

Born in Newark, David was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

Funeral services are private, in the care of the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

He is survived by his siblings Dorothy Gawronski, Linda Norton, Michael McCarthy and Deborah Gill. He was predeceased by his siblings John McCarthy, Barbara Washburn and Thomas McCarthy. He was also the cherished uncle to 16 loving nieces and nephews.

Angela Quinn 

Angela Quinn died Feb. 17, 2021.

She was 65.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny.

Arrangements are by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. Relatives and friends are invited to Mass on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Cremation will be private.

Angela was the wife of the late Francis Quinn and beloved mother of Lauren Quinn and Amanda Quinn (Steve Ockler). Devoted daughter to the late Eddie and Moira Austin, she was dear sister of Edward Austin (Marcia), aunt to Erin and Eddie Austin and is also survived by her loving cousins, extended relatives in Scotland and many lifelong friends.

Angela worked at Roadway Express in South Kearny, where she held many positions ranging from executive assistant to sales associate. She loved to read and was an avid crossword puzzler. She enjoyed movies, going to the ballet and Broadway shows, trying new restaurants, attending concerts, dancing, traveling with family and weekends down the shore with friends.

Angela was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and debilitating neurodegenerative disease about 15 years ago. It slowed her down, but it didn’t stop her. She traveled abroad as well as around the United States and enjoyed many girls weekends with friends. She did everything she could to enjoy life despite the circumstances and through it all she never stopped smiling.

The family would like to acknowledge her loving caretaker, Ama Grant, for her dedication and love of Angela.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition.

 

 

Keith J. Brown

Keith J. Brown, 54, of Ocean Gate, died peacefully Feb. 14, 2021.

Keith attended Kearny schools and graduated from Kearny High School in 1985. He grew up playing baseball in Kearny and continued his love of the game as a huge Yankees fan.

His career started with graphic arts but he was in IT for the last 10+ years. He spent a lot of his adult life doing graphic arts, photography and visiting family and friends in Kearny.

Keith was a loving father to Gabrielle, Dylan and Caitlyn. He was also a devoted grandfather to Jayden, Liam and Aria. Keith’s kids and grandkids were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of his kind spirit, passion for baseball and zest for life will live on through them.

He is also survived by his loving parents Glen and Dolores Brown, brother Lance (Sharon), sister Tammy (Gerard), nieces Nina and Colette and nephew Nico.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Kearny. Please remember to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Keith’s name to the Autism Society.

Leonard Cuba

Leonard Cuba, 65, died Feb. 13, 2021.

He was the beloved son of the late Lenny and Lee Cuba. He is survived by his siblings, Bernadette Kirk, Thomas A. Cuba and Janice Carey.

Funeral services were private, in the care of the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

David P. McCarthy

David P. McCarthy died Feb. 16, 2021.

He was 53.

Born in Newark, David was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

Funeral services are private, in the care of the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

He is survived by his siblings Dorothy Gawronski, Linda Norton, Michael McCarthy and Deborah Gill. He was predeceased by his siblings John McCarthy, Barbara Washburn and Thomas McCarthy. He was also the cherished uncle to 16 loving nieces and nephews.

Angela Quinn 

Angela Quinn died Feb. 17, 2021.

She was 65.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny.

Arrangements are by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. Relatives and friends are invited to Mass on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Cremation will be private.

Angela was the wife of the late Francis Quinn and beloved mother of Lauren Quinn and Amanda Quinn (Steve Ockler). Devoted daughter to the late Eddie and Moira Austin, she was dear sister of Edward Austin (Marcia), aunt to Erin and Eddie Austin and is also survived by her loving cousins, extended relatives in Scotland and many lifelong friends.

Angela worked at Roadway Express in South Kearny, where she held many positions ranging from executive assistant to sales associate. She loved to read and was an avid crossword puzzler. She enjoyed movies, going to the ballet and Broadway shows, trying new restaurants, attending concerts, dancing, traveling with family and weekends down the shore with friends.

Angela was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and debilitating neurodegenerative disease about 15 years ago. It slowed her down, but it didn’t stop her. She traveled abroad as well as around the United States and enjoyed many girls weekends with friends. She did everything she could to enjoy life despite the circumstances and through it all she never stopped smiling.

The family would like to acknowledge her loving caretaker, Ama Grant, for her dedication and love of Angela.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition.

 

 

 

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