Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Wednesday, January 27, 1999

ROBERT GAGE ALYEA, 51, of Los Angeles, formerly of Rutherford, died January 21. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

MILDRED A. BIRCKHOLTZ BLOMQUIST of Ridgefield Park, formerly of Jersey City, died Tuesday. Before retiring eight years ago, she worked for Austin & Cerame Attorneys at Law, Hackensack. She was a member of Second Reformed Church, Hackensack. She also was a member of Forrestville Chapter 71 Order of the Eastern Star, Jersey City, and American Legion Post 262 Auxiliary, River Edge. She was a volunteer at Ridgefield Park Public Library. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield.
 

BEATRICE LORENZO BOYLE, 84, of Teaneck died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a secretary for Bendix Corp., Teterboro. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
 

JOSEPH BREZNAK, 78, of Clifton died Monday. Before retiring, he worked for Public Service Electric and Gas Co., Clifton. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Passaic, and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a member of American Legion Post 347 and the Seniors, both in Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

RAYMOND M. "JAKE" BUMBERA SR., 74, of Clifton died Monday. Before retiring in 1989, he was a heavy-equipment operator for Local 825 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Little Falls, where he worked for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton, where he was an usher. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

ANTHONY J. CASSANO, 78, of Paramus died Sunday. Before retiring in 1991, he was an executive for Security Connecticut Insurance, Hartford, Conn. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

ROSALINA CICATELLI, 77, of Washington Township died Monday. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

FLORENCE FLYNN DUNKERLEY, 75, of Wayne, formerly of West Paterson, died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure R.C. Church, Paterson, and a member of its St. Anthony's Guild. She also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 6255, Cedar Grove. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, West Paterson.
 

JOAN C. DYE, 69, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Teaneck, died Jan. 17. Before retiring, she was a professor in the Division of Education at Hunter College, New York City, where she worked for 20 years. She was a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia and received a master's degree in French from Columbia University. She earned a doctorate in education at New York University. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, Bethany College Chapter. Arrangements were private.
 

SISTER ALICE MARIE LEONARDINE FAHERTY, 84, of Caldwell, formerly of West Paterson and Paterson, died Monday. A Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Conception, she entered the order in West Paterson in 1934 and made her Perpetual Profession in New York in 1939. Before retiring in 1995, she was a social worker with the Paterson Diocese Catholic Family and Community Services, where she began working in 1968. Previously, she was a teacher and a child-care worker and served at St. Walburga Orphanage, Roselle. She also had worked outside of New Jersey and held administrative positions with the Missionary Sisters. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology and generic casework from St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University in 1939. She received a master's in social work from the Catholic University of America, Washington. Arrangements: Lesko-Stickle Funeral Home, in the Newfoundland section of West Milford. 
 

ANNA LACAVA GARZO, 86, of Palisades Park died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Palisades Park, and a member of its Holy Rosary Society. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Palisades Park.
 

HELEN M. KOLESA GAYDARIK, 81, of Fair Lawn died Monday. Before retiring in 1974, she worked for the Fair Lawn Water and Tax departments. She was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

VINCENZA RITA COSENTINO GRACI, 63, of Garfield, formerly of Lodi, died Tuesday. She was born in Italy. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

ANNA CASCARDO GRECO, 95, of Jackson Township, formerly of Leonia, died Saturday. She was a seamstress. She was a former parishioner of St. John R.C. Church, Leonia, where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of the Leonia Seniors. Arrangements: George S. Hassler Funeral Home, Jackson.
 

WILHELMINA WOLSSON GREENWOOD, 89, of Fort Lee died Monday. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors, Fort Lee.
 

MILDRED LERNER GREENGLASS, 75, of Oradell died Tuesday. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

WILLIAM JOHN HANNIGAN, 31, of West Paterson died Sunday. He was a construction worker for Northern Jersey Construction. He was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, West Paterson.
 

DOROTHY JEAN BOYKINS HENRY of Paterson died Jan. 18. She was a cottage training technician at the North Jersey Developmental Center in Totowa, where she worked for 15 years. She was a member of Agape Christian Ministries, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

ESTHER H. GHIRARDI HOFFMANN, 78, of Lodi died Monday. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

ROBERT HOPKINS, 85, of Bridgewater Township died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1981, he was a secretary and school business administrator for the Passaic Board of Education, where he worked for 24 years. He was a former parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Passaic. He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and past Grand Knight with the Perez Council of the Knights of Columbus, both in Passaic. Arrangements: Powell-Marrocco Funeral Home, Passaic. 
 

LILLIAN LaMURAGLIA, 75, of Raritan Township, formerly of River Edge, died Monday. Arrangements: Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington.
 

ABRAHAM LISKOVSKY of Teaneck died Monday. Before retiring in 1970, he was an accountant and merchant for Comfort Furniture, Jersey City, where he worked for 37 years. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

JEAN M. MARTIN, 71, of Suffern, N.Y., died Monday. Before retiring in 1989, she was a secretary for Most Blessed Sacrament School, Franklin Lakes. Arrangements: Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, Suffern, N.Y.

ADOLF MEISENBACH, 65, of Dumont died Sunday. Born in Germany, he came to the United States in 1955. Before retiring in 1994, he was the owner and manager of Adolf Meisenbach Tile Co., Dumont, where he worked for 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Union Hill Turnverein Rifle Team, North Bergen, and Parkside Social Club, Dumont. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

ARTHUR PALADINO, 86, of Lodi died Friday. He was a garment cutter. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R. C. Church, Lodi. He was a member of International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, New York. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5082, Lodi. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

MARGARET O'ROURKE PRYOR, 78, of Ridgefield Park died Monday. She was born in Ireland. Before retiring, she was a sales clerk for Tara Irish Gift Shop, New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R. C. Church, Bogota. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

CAROL L. ROTH, 78, of Hawthorne, formerly of Paterson, died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a hairdresser in Glen Rock. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R. C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

LILLIAN GUILIANO SATRIALE, 82, of Totowa died Tuesday. Before retiring, she worked at Choc-O-Lot, Totowa. She was a parishioner of St. James R. C. Church, Totowa, and was a member of the Totowa Seniors and the Wayne Golden Agers. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

JOHN H. SCHMIDT, 68, of Pompton Lakes died Monday. Before retiring in 1989, he was a pressman for The Daily News, where he worked for 42 years. He was a member of the International Pressman's Union. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
 

WILLIAM HAROLD SHENTON, 84, of Rock Hill, N.C., formerly of Paterson, died Monday. He was born in England. Before retiring in 1978, he was a master electrician for the Singer-Kearfott Corp., West Paterson, where he worked for 20 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was a former member of St. Luke Episcopal Church, Paterson, where he was a vestryman. He was a former member of Masonic Lodge 203 and Paterson Valley Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon Lodge 33, both in Clifton. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

ANNE P. McDERMOTT SLOTA, 70, of Pompton Lakes died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1996, she was a cafeteria worker at Lenox School, Pompton Lakes, where she worked for 20 years. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Pompton Lakes. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, in the Haskell section of Wanaque. 
 

ROBERT C. SONDERGARD, 79, of New Milford died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1984, he owned R. Sondergard and Sons Builders, New Milford, for 40 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford. 
 

GIUSEPPE TAMPLENIZZA, 90, of North Bergen died Monday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1956. Before retiring 28 years ago, he was a sheet-metal worker for Master Etching Corp., Englewood. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, North Bergen. Arrangements: Joseph Z. Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

JOSEPH P. TASSONI SR., 75, of Wayne died Monday. Before retiring in 1993, he was dean of students and director of admissions for the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, where previously he was an associate professor of anatomy. He had been an assistant professor of anatomy at New York Medical College and Seton College of Medicine and Dentistry. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a faculty member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and professor emeritus of the New Jersey Medical School. He was past president of the Wayne Board of Education. He was an author and co-author of many research articles on muscular dystrophy and taught Italian cooking at the Wayne Adult School. A 1947 graduate of the University of Utah, he received his doctorate in zoology from New York University. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

RALPH THOMAS, 38, of Paterson died Sunday. He was a welder at Thomas Scrap Iron and Metal, Paterson. He was a member of the Bethel AME Church and the senior resident of Eva's Village, both in Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

ADOLPH D. VAN BLARCOM, 83, of Preston Park, Pa., formerly of Midland Park, died Monday. Before retiring in 1985, he was a transportation supervisor for the Wyckoff Board of Education, where he worked for 28 years. He was a member, past president, and deputy chief of Volunteer Fire Department Company 2 and a member of the Fire Police and the Relief and Exempt associations, all in Wyckoff. He also was a member of the New Jersey and New York Fireman's Association and the North Jersey Fireman's Association. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

ADELINE DeMARTINI VILLA, 92, of Carlstadt died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1974, she was head inspector of the syringe department for Becton Dickinson and Co., East Rutherford, where she worked for 39 years. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, East Rutherford. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 69, the Carlstadt Seniors, and the Becton Dickinson Alumni Association, East Rutherford. She was a former member of American War Mothers, Mary Washington chapter. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
 

JEFFREY S. VITALE, 42, of the Forked River section of Lacey Township, formerly of Elmwood Park, died Tuesday. He was a computer designer for Lepley Designs, Forked River. Previously, he was a transit operator for Midlantic Bank, Totowa. Arrangements: Layton's Home For Funerals, Forked River.
 

WILLIAM L. WEIL, 69, of the Pompton Plains section of Pequannock died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1989, he was a systems analyst for IBM Corp., Franklin Lakes, where he worked for 30 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Pequannock Township First Aid Squad. Arrangements: M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.
 

Friday, January 29, 1999
 

ISTEPAN B. AKKUS, 77, of Fairview died Tuesday. Born in Turkey, he was a self-employed shoemaker before coming to the United States in 1988. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors, Fort Lee.
 

JOSEPH WILLIAM ALONSO, 83, of Westwood died last Friday. Before retiring, he was chief X-ray technician at a veterans hospital in New York. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Conyers Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

VIOLA L. AMORE, 81, of Hackensack died Tuesday. Before retiring 10 years ago, she was a secretary for Safeco Insurance Co., River Edge. She was a member of the Trinity Leisure Club and the Elks Lodge 658 Auxiliary, both in Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack. 
 

ROSEMARY RENZ BARTOLOMEO, 59, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Old Tappan, died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Northvale. She was a Third Order Carmelite. Arrangements: Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale. 
 

CATHRYN SCANDARIATO CANGIALOSI of Garfield, formerly of South Hackensack, died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Name R.C. Church, Garfield, and a member of its Holy Name Society. She was a founding member of the Mothers Club of Most Holy Name School. She was a member of the South Hackensack Seniors. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

DONALD CASSE, 83, of Denville, formerly of Tenafly, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1975, he was treasurer of E. A. Gonzalez Corp., New York City, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Norman Dean Home for Services, Denville.
 

WALTER MARK CHEMRIS, 76, of Spring Lake Heights, formerly of Ridgewood, died Wednesday. He had been a staff physician at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. He was a former member of the Bergen County Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He was a 1946 graduate of Columbia University, New York City, and a 1951 graduate of New York Medical College. Arrangements: O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall. 
 

MARY C. CHIARELLA, 92, of Paterson died Thursday. Arrangements: Minchin Funeral Home, Paterson. 
 

MICHAEL J. DeCEGLIA, 57, of Wyckoff died Tuesday. He was an industrial paint salesman for Randolph Paint Products, Carlstadt. Previously, he was a customer service representative for Eastman Kodak, Fair Lawn, where he worked for 28 years. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity, Midland Park. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.
 

LOUIS DRELICH, 81, of Kodak, Tenn., formerly of Garfield, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1984, he was a chemical operator for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, where he worked for 17 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

HATTIE H. DUINKERKE, 95, of Wayne died Wednesday. She was a member of the Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

ROBERT WILLIAM FOSTER SR., 66, of Teaneck died Wednesday. Before retiring, he worked for Marcal Paper Co., Elmwood Park, for 41 years. Arrangements: Conyers Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

LEON JOSEPH GODLEWSKI, 72, of Clifton, formerly of Rutherford, died Thursday. He was the former president of A & D Equipment Co., North Arlington. Previously, he owned Captain Ski's Galley, Highlands. He was a Navy veteran. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and Texas A & M University. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford. 
 

NANCY LEE HAST, 52, of Dumont died January 20. Arrangements: Cremation Society of New Jersey, Jersey City.
 

GEORGE J. KOCSES, 72, of Dover, formerly Clifton, died Thursday. He was an aviation inspector for Consolidated Instrument, Teterboro, where he worked for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Prospect Park. Arrangements: Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Lakehurst.
 

ANNA JECKO LIPA, 87, of Clifton died Thursday. Born in Czechoslovakia, she came to the United States in 1939. She worked for Botany Mills, Passaic. She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Passaic, and was a member of its Mothers Club. She was a member of the Seniors, Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

ROSE M. SMITH MAGEE, 99, of Paterson died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Paterson. She was a member of the Paterson Firemen's Auxiliary. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

RALPH K. MOELLER, 74, of Toms River, formerly of Paramus and Ridgewood, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1989, he was an inspector for the Teaneck Engineering Department. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6699, Paramus. He was a former member of First Reformed Church, Ridgewood. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.
 

SAM ORICCHIO, 83, of East Rutherford died Thursday. Before retiring in 1972, he owned O.N.S. Aluminum, Carlstadt. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Diffily Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

ANTOINETTE PAGNILLO PAGANO, 94, of Totowa died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1970, she was a seamstress for several companies in Paterson. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Home, Totowa.
 

GIUSEPPE PETICCA, 65, of Palisades Park died Wednesday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1954. He owned P&R Landscaping Co. He was a parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Palisades Park. He was a member of Unico in Ridgefield. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

LOUISE PFAFF, 64, of Bogota died Thursday. She was a clerk for Prudential Insurance Co. in Totowa. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bogota. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 

CATHERINE CURRAN PINK, 67, of Wanaque, formerly of Oakland, died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Wanaque. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, Wanaque.
 

ROBERT PLOGER, 78, of Paramus, formerly of Lincoln Park, died Thursday. He owned Ploger Crane Service, Lincoln Park. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Reformed Church, Lincoln Park, where he was a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Seniors and the AARP, both in Paramus. Arrangements: Edward F. Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook.
 

GRACE RYAN, 69, of Park Ridge died Sunday. Before retiring in 1990, she was a self-employed private-duty children's nurse for 40 years. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Westwood, and its Ladies' Aid Society. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood. 
 

FRANK A. SABINO, 88, of Norwood died Thursday. Before retiring, he was president of Community Home Builders, Norwood, and a member of Carpenters Local 15. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Norwood, where he was an usher for 40 years. He was an assistant scoutmaster and a member of the Seniors and the Knights of Columbus, all in Norwood, and a member of the Northvale Seniors. Arrangements: Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale. 
 

HERBERT WATSON, 94, of Broomfield, Colo., formerly of Ridgefield, died Monday. Before retiring in 1969, he was a ticket agent for New York Central Railroad, where he worked for 49 years. Arrangements: Rundus Funeral Home, Broomfield. 
 

WILLIAM ZIMMERMAN, 84, of Wayne died Thursday. Before retiring in 1976, he was a packaging inspector for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, where he worked for 27 years. He was a member of the Packanack Lake Leisure Club, Wayne; the Riverside Singing Society, Paterson, and the Hoffmann-La Roche Retiree Club. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.


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