Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Sunday, January 17, 1999

GRACE L. AGNOLI ANDERSON, 75, of Glen Rock died Thursday. Before retiring in 1946, she was a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic. She was a member of the Evangelical Church of the Good Shepherd, Glen Rock. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

FORTUNA M. VENDOLA BELLO, 83, of Fair Lawn died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1979, she was a cookie decorator for Continental Cookie, Fair Lawn. She was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

CAROL HANDEL BLUM, 65, and LEONARD BLUM, 71, of Fair Lawn died Friday in a car accident in Florida. She had been a medical insurance claim secretary. Before retiring, he was a manager in the rental-car business in New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Both were members of Congregation B'nai Israel, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

ROBERT W. BREMER, 74, of Clifton died Saturday. Before retiring in 1989, he was a diamond setter for T & W Setting Co., Union, where he worked for 32 years. A Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 8 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6487, both in Clifton. He was a member of the Environmental Commission and the Clean Communities Commission and was past president and treasurer of the Allwood Civic Association, all in Clifton. He was a volunteer for the DIAL program at St. Brendan R.C. Church, Clifton. He was former treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 22 and the Democratic Club, both in Clifton. He also was a member of the Sierra Club of America. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

FRANCESCO CATANIA, 96, of Waldwick,formerly of Hackensack,died Saturday. Before retiring 32 years ago, he worked for the Hackensack Water Co. He was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

JOHN F. DECKER, 86, of Wyckoff died Saturday. Before retiring in 1975, he worked for Garden State Farms, Wyckoff, for 30 years. He was a member of the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, Wyckoff, where he served as a deacon and elder. He also was a member of the Seniors of Faith Reformed Church. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

JUNE G. DEUTSCH, 73, of Pompton Lakes died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a greenhouse worker at Morris County Farms. Arrangements: M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.
 

IRMA REISS ENGELBRECHT, 80, of Ringwood, formerly of Haledon, died Friday. She was born in Austria. She was a parishioner of St. Catherine R.C. Church, Ringwood. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, Wanaque.
 

MARY V. FACCHINI, 89, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Cliffside Park, died Monday. She was born in Italy. Before retiring, she was a seamstress for the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Martha R.C. Church, Point Pleasant, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and the Senior Beehive. Arrangements: Pable-Evertz Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
 

ALFRED "FREDDY" FOTI, 71, of Ridgefield Park died Friday. Before retiring, he was a security guard for Building Services of New York, New York City. Previously, he owned a liquor store in New York City. He was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

ANN AHO HAAPANEN, 78, of Paramus died Friday. Before retiring, she was arts and crafts director of the Paramus Boys Club. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus. 
 

INGRID DIDRICKSON JENSEN, 85, of Ridgewood died Saturday. She attended the Hawthorne Gospel Church. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

HANS W. JOEHNK, 80, of Bergenfield, formerly of Union City and Weehawken, died Friday. He was born in Germany. Before retiring in 1977, he was an estimator and planner for AlliedSignal Corp., Elizabeth, where he worked for 38 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6467, Bergenfield, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 33, the National Rifle Association, and the AARP. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

JAMES G. KELLY, 66, of Little Ferry died Friday. Before retiring in 1987, he was an engineer for Loew's Glenpointe, Teaneck. He was a parishioner of St. Margaret of Cortona R.C. Church, Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
 

THERESA REINERS KERN, 96, of Rochelle Park died Friday. She was a member of St. Peter Episcopal Church in Rochelle Park, St. Margaret's Guild, and Chapter 134 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a member and recording secretary of the Rochelle Park Senior Citizens. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

GWENDOLINE WALDEN KITAIN, 78, of Fort Lee died Friday. She was born in Australia. She was a member of the Congregation Ahavath Torah, Englewood, and president of its Sisterhood. She also was director of the Reserve Officers Association Ladies. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Englewood.
 

ZBIGNIEW KWIECINSKI, 73, of Wayne died Saturday. Born in Poland, he came to the United States in 1951. Before retiring in 1988, he was a diesel mechanic for Kenar Enterprises Trucking and was a member of Teamsters Local 560, Union City. He was a Polish army veteran of World War II, serving under British command. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne He was a member of the Polish Veterans of Passaic, the Teamsters Union Retirement Club, the Polish Roman Catholic Union, and Polish Veterans Post 36. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

KATHRYN ROBISON LIMATOLA of Allendale, formerly of Fair Lawn, died Friday. She had been manager of management development for American Express Co., New York City. She was a 1970 graduate of Upsala College, East Orange. She was a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church, the Education Foundation, and Green Circle Organization, all in Allendale. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

HUGH MASTERTON, 89, of West Milford, formerly of Wyckoff, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1974, he was vice president and trust officer of First National Bank of Totowa, where he worked for more than 50 years. He was a 1931 graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Banking Association School of Public Relations. He also taught at the American Institute of Banking. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was treasurer of the Wyckoff YMCA, president of the Northern New Jersey Fiduciary Club, and a member of the High Mountain Golf Club, Franklin Lakes, and Activities Unlimited, Wyckoff. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

MICHAEL J. MATOLA, 48, of Lake Huntington, N.Y., formerly of Bergenfield, died Tuesday. He was an auto-body repairman and painter for Mullane Ford, Bergenfield. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

NAT MEROPOL, 79, of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Framingham, Mass., formerly of Teaneck, died Friday. Arrangements: Menorah Gardens and Funeral Chapels, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
 

EDWARD S. MERRILL, 76, of Paterson died Friday. Before retiring in 1984, he was a machinist and mechanic for Beckman Instruments, Cedar Grove, where he worked for 24 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. George R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Minchin Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

AGNES R. DOLAN MURPHY, 88, of Teaneck died Saturday. She was a parishioner of St. Anastasia R.C. Church, Teaneck. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck. 
 

FREDERICK W. PETERS, 82, of Ridgewood died Dec. 27. Before retiring in 1982, he was vice president of financial services for the Wallace-Murray Corp., New York City. He was a graduate of St. Thomas College of the University of Scranton. Arrangements: C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

EUGENE F. PLATT, 69, of Hawthorne, formerly of Paterson, died Friday. Before retiring, he worked for the U.S. Postal Sevice in Paterson for 30 years. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Bernard Armitage American Legion Post, Paterson. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

ALICE K. QUILTER, 96, of Clifton, formerly of North Bergen, died Friday. Before retiring in 1965, she was a teacher in the West New York school system for 40 years. She was a member of the New Jersey Retired Teachers Association and the Allwood chapter of the AARP. She was a 1924 graduate of Montclair Normal School. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

FREDERICK J. SCULLION, 83, of Saddle Brook died Friday. Before retiring in 1981, he was a buyer for ADT, Clifton, for 20 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 170, Rochelle Park, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3484, Saddle Brook. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

LILLIAN TOMPKINS SEMO, 82, of Paterson died Thursday. A registered nurse, she was head of admissions for Wayne General Hospital for many years before retiring. She was a graduate of Paterson General Nursing School. She was a member of the Martha Washington Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Paterson General Hospital Nursing Alumni Association. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

HERBERT GEORGE SMITH, 73, of Glen Rock died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a lithographer for Einson, Freeman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Glen Rock. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

ANNA LANG STRAMIELLO, 86, of Clifton died Saturday. Before retiring, she worked for Kaysam Inc., Paterson. She also owned the Central Billiards Academy, Passaic, for 25 years. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

GLORIA SPOLITAKEWICZ SZABO, 91, of River Edge died Jan. 3. She had been a personal secretary for entertainer Burl Ives. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

ALBERT R. TIRPAK, 83, of Clifton, formerly of Passaic, died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a window-display designer for the former Wechsler's department store, Passaic, and also for the former Bamberger's and J.C. Penney department stores, both in Paramus. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Passaic, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Christmas and Easter Decorating Committee, director of the former Dramatic Club, and a Eucharistic minister. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

ROSE EDWARDS TORREY, 94, of Saddle Brook died Thursday. She had been a legal secretary in Boston. She was a member of the Hawthorne United Methodist Church and a former member of the Wesley Methodist Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

IRENE S. DEMBSKI TWORKOWSKI, 73, of Cliffside Park, formerly of Fairview, died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a referral clerk for Chase Mellon, Ridgefield Park. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, North Bergen, where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society. Arrangements: Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

LAWRENCE WOLFBERG of Teaneck, formerly of Weehawken and Cliffside Park, died Friday. Before retiring in 1996, he was an attorney for Wolfberg & Wolfberg, Union City, where he worked for 64 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Jewish War Veterans and Kennedy War Veterans Club. He was a member of Temple Emeth, Teaneck, and the Lawyers Club and Kiwanis Club, both in the North Hudson area. He received his law degree in 1932 from Fordham University. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Hackensack.
 

ALFRED V. ZIGARELLI, 79, of Paterson died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a lithographer. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Della Torre Funeral Home, Paterson.

Monday, January 18, 1999

DONALD ACKERSON, 70, of Ramsey died Saturday. Before retiring in 1994, he worked for Lederle Labs, Pearl River, N.Y., for 44 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

INGLIS ARCHER, 84, of Midland Park died Saturday. Before retiring, he worked in inventory control at Crompton Knowles Corp., Reading, Pa. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 130, Midland Park. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity, Midland Park. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.
 

PHILIP J. BENDER JR., 82, of Kinnelon died Saturday. Before retiring, he worked for Western ElectricCo., Kearny. He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Jersey City. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Western Electric Kearny Club. Arrangements: Fallon Funeral Home, Jersey City.
 

ARTHUR BREHAUT, 65, of Ringwood, formerly of New Milford, died Sunday. He owned Interstate Glass Service, Fair Lawn, for 19 years. He was an Army veteran. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

ALBERT BROWNSTEIN, 91, of Hackensack, formerly of Teaneck, died Saturday. Before retiring, he was an executive for the U.S. Post Office, New York City, where he worked for 30 years. He was a member Congregation Beth Am, Teaneck. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

GRACE E. COLE, 83, of Monroe, N.Y., formerly of Leonia, died Saturday. Arrangements: Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe.
 

FRANCIS B. DAHLINGER, 86, of Rochelle Park died Saturday. Before retiring, he was Director of Transportation and Safety for Manhattan Rubber, Passaic. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Rochelle Park. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Rochelle Park. He was a former member and president of the Board of Education, Rochelle Park. He was founder of the Rochelle Park Home Owners League. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

FRANCES MARONE De MALA, 92, of Hackensack died Saturday. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Hackensack, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was a former member of the Columbiettes of Trinity Council 747 and the Woman's Club, both in Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

MABLE G. DeWITT of Hackensack died Saturday. She had been an administrative worker for Bergen County. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

DOROTHY M. FRANCO of Denville died Saturday. Arrangements: Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph Township.
 

JOSEPH R. GARDEN, 61, of Carlstadt died Friday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a meter reader for the Bergen County Utilities Authority, Little Ferry. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, East Rutherford, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an assistant scoutmaster of Carlstadt Troop 1. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
 

DOLORES E. BINDER HAMER, 68, of Clifton died Saturday. Before retiring in 1992, she was a clerk for Fisher-Stevens Inc., Totowa, where she worked for 15 years. She was a parishioner of St. John Kanty R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

MARGARET RANSON HAMILTON, 97, of Kearny died Saturday. Born in England, she came to the United States in 1926. Before retiring, she was an office manager for the American Insurance Co., Newark. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Kearny. Arrangements: Condon Funeral Home, Kearny.
 

HAROLD H. HELMS, 86, of Wayne, formerly of Clifton, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1978, he was office manager of Schnoll Foods, Newark, where he worked for 10 years. Previously, he was office manager for Englehorn Packing Co., Newark, where he worked for 25 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 067, Passaic, and New Jersey District 4, Clifton. Arrangements: The Par-Troy Funeral Home, Parsippany.
 

MICHAEL JOHN HORVATH, 48, of Delaran, formerly of Garfield, died Friday. He was a printer for Deluxe Check Printing, Moorestown. Arrangements: Chadwick Memorial Home, Riverside.
 

EMILY B. JONES, of Hackensack died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a nurse's aide for Barnert Hospital, Paterson. She was a member of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack. 
 

TEODOZIA MELNICK KOLEBA, 80, of Wayne, formerly of Ridgewood, died Sunday. She was born in the Ukraine. Before retiring in 1978, she was a cleaner for O.M.C., New York City. Arrangements: Oakland Memorial Home, Oakland. 
 

NANCY KRYNICKY, 82, of Jersey City died Friday. She was born in Poland. Before retiring, she was an office maintenance worker for various New York City offices for 30 years. She was a parishioner of Saints Peter & Paul R.C. Church, Bayonne. Arrangements: Migliaccio Funeral Home, Bayonne.
 

HELEN A. KURZYNSKI, 89, of Clifton, formerly of Bergenfield, died Sunday. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

REGINA C. RYAN LOWRY, 86, of Hawthorne died Saturday. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

WILLIAM J. LUZZI, 67, of Wallington, formerly of Totowa, died Saturday. He worked for Transfer Print Foils, East Brunswick. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a parishioner of St. James R.C. Church, Totowa. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
 

SALVATORE MANCHESI, 75, of Hackensack died Saturday. Before retiring, he owned Outdoor Army and Navy Store, Hackensack. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Hackensack. He was a member of the Moose Club of Hackensack. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

ELIZABETH MATTHEWS, 64, of Lincoln Park died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a factory worker for The Celebrity Co., Paterson. Arrangements: Minchin Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

OLGA A. TRACHUK McGOWEN, 76, of Rutherford died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a secretary for Putnam Publishers, East Rutherford, and Polyurethane Co., Lyndhurst. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Rutherford, where she was a member of the Columbiettes and the Knights of Columbus Bowling League. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

MIRIAM SAPERSTEIN MITNICK of Fort Lee died Sunday. She owned Al's Army and Navy store, West New York, for 50 years. She was a life member of the Hadassah and a member of the Fort Lee Jewish Community Center. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

VICTOR THOMAS MOTOLA, 86, of Fair Lawn died Saturday. Before retiring, he was an accounting teacher at Eastside High School, Paterson, where he worked for 46 years. Subsequently, he taught business at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, and Bergen Community College, Paramus. He also had taught at the Eastman Gains Business School, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the medical corps. He was a 1934 graduate of the New York University School of Commerce and received a master's degree from Montclair State University. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson, and was a member of the National and New Jersey Education associations and the Paterson Educators Association. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

BEATRICE KRANTZ NASHEL, 89, of Teaneck died Saturday. She was a life member of the Teaneck chapter of the Hadassah, and was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women and the Teaneck chapter of ORT. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

LOUISE M. PAULY, 89, of Teaneck died Saturday. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Teaneck. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
 

JOHN PONTECORVO, 81, of Ridgefield died Saturday. He owned Pontecorvo Market, Jersey City for 25 years. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

JOHN J. REGAN, 82, of Point Pleasant Beach, formerly of Ridgefield Park and Jersey City, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a systems manager for Airco Co., Murray Hill, where he worked for 35 years. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Peter's College, Jersey City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Peter R.C. Church, Point Pleasant Beach. Arrangements: Van Hise and Callagan Leber Funeral Home, Point Pleasant Beach.
 

DENISE LISI ROTHWELL, 47, of Little Ferry, formerly of Clifton, died Saturday. She was a production coordinator for Lever Bros., Englewood Cliffs, where she worked for 25 years. She was a 1997 graduate of Ramapo College, Mahwah, with a degree in business administration. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

DOROTHY M. RYAN, 78, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Ridgefield Park and North Bergen, died Friday. Before retiring in 1985, she was a secretary for the Bank of New York, New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

MOLLY WEISS TANER, 80, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Paterson, died Saturday. She had been a bookkeeper for Market Associates, Paterson, where she worked for 20 years. She was a founding member of the Y Parents Group and a member of the Daughters of Miriam, Clifton. A painter, she was an award winner from the Fair Lawn Art Association. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

FRANK G. TAURAS, 88, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Clifton and Ringwood, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1968, he was a stationary engineer for Hyatt Bearing Division, Kearny, where he worked for 20 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Saints Cyril and Methodius R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.


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