Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Tuesday, February 2, 1999
 

THELMA McCLAIN ADAMS, 82, of Paterson died Sunday. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, Paterson, where she served on the usher board and was a member of the Nurses Guild. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

MARIE M. BERRY BOUFFARD, 90, of Allendale died Sunday. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

FREDERICK J. BYRNES, 83, of Ridgewood died Monday. Before retiring in 1974, he was assistant superintendent for the Ridgewood schools, where he worked 25 years. He also was secretary of the Ridgewood Board of Education. Previously, he worked in the school systems of Montclair and Nyack, N.Y. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club and treasurer of the board of directors of Ridgewood Senior Citizens Housing. He was a 1934 graduate of Albany State Teachers College (now New York University, Albany). He received a master's degree in business administration from Columbia University, where he received a doctor of education degree in 1956. Arrangements: Mortuary Services of New Jersey, Orange.
 

JEAN CHALEMIAN, 88, of Pompton Lakes, formerly of Hackensack, died Sunday. He was born in Armenia. President of J C Builders, Hackensack, he was named Builder of the Year by the New Jersey Builders Association in 1963. He was a French Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Armenian Presbyterian Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.
 

LORRAINE C. REICHERT CHAMBERLIN, 75, ofBergenfield died Wednesday. She was a member of St. Luke Episcopal Church, Haworth, and a former superintendent of its Sunday school. Previously, she was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Bergenfield, and superintendent of its Sunday school. She was an officer of the Contemporary Women's Club and a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 180, both in Bergenfield. She was a 9th District vice president of the State Federation of Women's Clubs. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

ELSIE MASTRODONATO CIMINELLO, 78, of Clifton died Sunday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1931. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Clifton. She was a member of the Seniors, West Paterson, and the Cordial Women's Club. Arrangements: Marrocco Memorial Chapel, Clifton.
 

ALEXANDER DOBSA CRONIN, 78, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Clifton, died Friday. Born in Hungary, he came to the United States in 1950. Before retiring in 1980, he owned Marchese and Hamersma Stained Glass, Clifton. Previously, he worked at Hiemer Stained Glass, Clifton. He also taught stained-glass art privately. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

DOUGLAS G. DAHM, 51, of Westwood, formerly of Teaneck, died Saturday. He was a service technician at Lucent Technologies, Hackensack, where he worked for 29 years. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

ANNE G. DECKER, 91, of the Holiday City Berkeley section of Berkeley Township, formerly of Wood-Ridge, died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a teacher at Edison High School, Elizabeth, where she worked for 25 years. Subsequently, she taught painting at the Holiday City Berkeley Senior Center. She was a graduate of New York University and of Parsons School of Design. She received a master's degree from Rutgers University. Arrangements: Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River.
 

ROSE MAROTTA DEMARTINI, 76, of Midland Park died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a secretary for the Midland Park Board of Education. She was a member of Assembly of God Church, Wyckoff. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park. 
 

GUSTAVA "PEGGY" JOHNSON DICKSON, 92, of Glen Cove, N.Y., formerly of Montvale, died Sunday. Before retiring, she owned Peggy's Fabrics, Park Ridge. Previously, she was a model for Lord & Taylor, New York City. She was a member of the Pascack Reformed Church, Park Ridge. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge. 
 

CHESTER H. DuBOIS, 66, of Cliffside Park died Saturday. Before retiring, he was an educator for the Wayne public schools, where he worked for 20 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of Epiphany R.C. Church, Cliffside Park. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Cliffside Park. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Florida Southern University. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

SOPHIE MARKOWITZ FEINSTEIN of North Bergen died Sunday. She was a member of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El, North Bergen. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

LOUISE RAMUNDO FERRARA, 84, of Paterson died Monday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1920. Before retiring in 1976, she was a bookkeeper for Borrello's Gift Shop, Paterson, where she worked for 30 years. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R. C. Church, Paterson, where she was a member of its Seniors. She was also a member of St. Paul's Seniors, Prospect Park, and of the Frainese Women's Auxiliary, Paterson. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa. 
 

HERMAN FINKE, 76, of Little Ferry, formerly ofMoonachie, died Monday. Before retiring in 1986, he was the superintendent of maintenance for South Bergen Hospital, Hasbrouck Heights. Previously, he was a mason for Rennus Construction Co., Ridgefield. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and of the Joy Makers Club, both in Moonachie. He was also a member of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association 94 Infantry Division. Arrangements: Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge.
 

CAROLINE BUTHE FRUEH of Oradell died Monday. She was born in Germany. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

RUSSELL HAVRILIAK JR., 51, of Warwick, N.Y., formerly of Garfield and Lodi, died Saturday. He had been an operations manager for EDS Distributors Service Centers, Rochelle Park. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. 
 

WILLIAM R. HESSE, 89, of Ridgefield Park died Monday. Before retiring in 1966, he was a custodian for the Ridgefield Park Board of Education. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

DOMENICA "KATTIE" FAZIO HORVATH, 83, of Sparkill, N.Y., formerly of North Bergen, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1972, she was a clerical worker for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York City, where she worked for 15 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, North Bergen. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

JAN KISZA, 78, of Washington Township died Sunday. He was born in Czechoslavakia. Before retiring, he was a pattern maker for The Gallery Co., New York City. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

FRANCIS J. KOWALSKI, 69, of Mahwah died Thursday. Before retiring, he worked at the Mahwah Water Department. He was a Korean War veteran. He was a member of Fire Company 2 in Mahwah. Arrangements: Scarr Funeral Home, Suffern, N.Y.
 

PAULINE KURTZ, 85, of Hackensack died Sunday. She was a life member of Hadassah and was past president of ORT, Paterson. She was a graduate of the Paterson Normal School. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
 

LOUIS LANZA, 94, of North Bergen died Sunday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1968, he was a captain/maitre'd at Mama Leone's Restaurant, New York City, where he worked for 30 years. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors, Fort Lee.
 

JOHN LEPETICH SR., 77, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Fort Lee, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1997, he was a longshoreman for the NYSA, where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors, Fort Lee.
 

AGNES E. HAFFANEY LLOYD, 65, of Teaneck died Saturday. She was an insurance adjuster for MetLife, Pearl River, N.Y., where she worked for 30 years. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
 

CATHERINE J. THURSTON LUM, 91, of Maywood died Monday. Before retiring 30 years ago, she was a meat wrapper for Food Fair and A&P, both in Fort Lee. She was a member of the Golden Age Club, Bergenfield/Dumont, and the Seniors, Dumont/Haworth. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, Maywood. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

RUSSELL F. MAGNA, 62, of Hawthorne died Sunday. He was the port engineer for Navieras NPR Inc., Edison. Previously, he was the general manager for Brady Marine Repair, Elizabeth, where he worked for 17 years. He was a Navy and merchant marine veteran. He was a member of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. He was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and was a former president and chairman of the board of the Society of Marine Port Engineers of New York and New Jersey. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

LEE MAGNANI, 73, of Paramus died Sunday. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

VIRGINIA PELLITTIERI MANIA, 94, of Paterson died Sunday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1921. Before retiring in 1965, she owned and operated the Mania Deli & Grocery Store, Paterson, for 45 years. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson. She was a past member of Santa Croce Camarina, Paterson. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

PAUL MERRITTS, 74, of Cresskill died Sunday. Before retiring, he was a machinist for RHO in the Bronx. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Therese R.C. Church, Cresskill. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
 

ETHEL MILLER of Light House Point, Fla., formerly of Ridgewood, died Wednesday. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

ISABELLE MAY ZAIB MIZHIR, 87, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Saturday. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

ARTHUR "PEE WEE" MOORE, 56, of Paterson died Friday. He was a cafeteria worker for Western Electric Co., Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

CARMELA PAPPADIO, 74, of Old Tappan died Sunday. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

MARY MEOLA PASSARO, 80, of Paterson died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a secretary and office manager for Ludwig and Ludwig CPA, Paterson, and Capricus and Nardino, Saddle Brook. She was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Paterson. She was a member of the Chilendon Society and of the Seniors of St. Anthony R.C. Church, both in Paterson. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

VINCENTE C. ROMERO, 72, of Clifton, formerly of Passaic, died Monday. He was born in the Philippines. Before retiring, he was a driver for the Philippines Department of Public Works. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

EVA MAE SLOAN SCHMIDT of Paterson died Sunday. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson, and a member of its CCW group. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.

ALICE ROUPENIAN SHAHBAZIAN, 92, of Mahwah, formerly of Englewood, died Saturday. She was a member of St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

GEORGE SMAREK,63, of Lyndhurst died Sunday. Before retiring in 1990, he was a warehouseman for Ilford Inc., Paramus, where he worked for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst.
 

LOUISE TALIERCIO, 89, of Brooklyn, formerly of Fair Lawn and Hawthorne, died Sunday. She was a former parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne. 
 

JESSE J. "BUTCH" TRUESDALE of Englewood died Friday. He was a member of Straight-Way Pentecostal Church, Bronx, and its choir and Sunday School. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

MADELINE SULZMANN WAGNER, 89, of Little Egg Harbor, formerly of Moonachie and Garfield, died Monday. Before retiring, she worked for Becton Dickinson & Co., Rutherford. Arrangements: Maxwell Funeral Home, Little Egg Harbor.
 

DOUGLAS WALLACH, 45, of Paramus died Sunday. He was a member of Congregation B'Nai Israel, Emerson. He was a 1976 graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus. 
 

HARRY WOLFSON, 93, of Clifton, formerly of North Bergen, died Saturday. He was born in England. He was a member of the Bergen County Workmen's Circle and the Free and Accepted Masons' Menorah Lodge. Arrangements: Wien and Wien, Englewood.
 

RAYMOND G. YOUMANS, 66, of Paterson died Monday. He was employed by Howmedica, Rutherford. Previously, he was a machinist for General Electric Co., Paterson, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

Friday, April 2, 1999
 

CLORINDA CAPRIO AGRESTA, 90, of Little Ferry, formerly of Hoboken,died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1972, she was a factory worker for American Lead Co., Hoboken, for 50 years. She was a parishioner of St. Margaret of Cortona R.C. Church, Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
 

MARY DANZETTA BELLO, 96, of Hackettstown, formerly of Cliffside Park, died Wednesday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1920. Before retiring in 1966, she was a seamstress with International Ladies' Garment Workers Union Local 148, New York City, where she worked for 40 years. She was a member of the Seniors, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

WALTER L. BRUEHWILER, 80, of Cliffside Park, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1982, he was an electrical inspector for Public Service Electric and Gas Co., Jersey City, where he worked for 33 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Church of the Epiphany R.C., Cliffside Park, where he was a member of its Holy Name Society and an usher. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2342, Fort Lee. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

JOE COLLINS, 67, of Englewood, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a maintenance worker for the Elisabeth Morrow School, Englewood. He was an Army and Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a former parishioner of St. Cecilia R.C. Church, Englewood. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
 

JEANETTE DAUGE, 56, of Hiko, Nev., formerly ofHasbrouck Heights, died Wednesday. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

ANTHONY ESCUDERO of Brick, formerly of Fort Lee, died Thursday. Before retiring, he owned Four Star Wines & Liquors, Guttenberg. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

MINNIE I. BAILEY GALVIN, 81, of Bogota, died Thursday. Before retiring, she was an assistant manager at Bamberger's, Paramus. Previously, she was a self-employed private nurse. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Bogota. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 

JAMES A. HINES of Hackensack died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1974, he was a chef. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, South Hackensack. Arrangements: Conyers Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

JOHN KRAJCOVIC, 75, of Ridgefield Park, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1993, he was a mechanical engineer for Otis Elevator, New York City, for 30 years. He was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park, and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Twin Brooks Kennel Club, Essex County. Arrangements: Voorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

GLADYS GREEN LaPOFF, 78, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Paterson, died Wednesday. She was a member of ORT, Paterson. She was a former member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

PETER PATRICK LYNCH, 87, of Ramsey, formerly of Cliffside Park, died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a Port Authority police officer in New York City. Subsequently, he worked for the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Hudson and Bergen County Baseball Hall of Fame. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park. 
 

JEAN CONFORTI MAIORANO, 61, of Millstone, formerly of Carlstadt, died Thursday. Arrangements: Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge.
 

HENRY PEKAAR, 87, of Escondido, Calif., formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, died Tuesday. He was a manufacturing foreman for Poly Cast Plastics. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Faith Reformed Church, Lodi. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

ELEANOR ERB PICA, 84, of Ridgefield died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, she was the secretary-treasurer for Erb Strapping Inc., New York City and Jersey City, where she worked for 20 years. She was a former member of the First Reformed Church of the Palisades, Fort Lee. She was a graduate of Long Island University, where she received a bachelor's degree in English. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
 

CARMEN L. POU, 78, of Little Falls died Thursday. She was born in Puerto Rico. She was parishioner of Holy Angels R. C. Church, Little Falls, where she was a member of its CARES and Social Outreach programs. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.
 

JOHN P. RILEY, 71, of South Hackensack, formerly of Elmwood Park, died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a truck driver for Liberty Freight Lines, Lodi. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2342, Fort Lee. He was also a member of Teamsters Locals 84 and 478 in New Jersey. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus. 
 

KATHRYN DeYOUNG ROSSETTINI, 82, of Little Falls died Thursday. She was a member of the Second Reformed Church, Little Falls. She was a member of the Jolly Seniors and the Golden Agers, both in Little Falls. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls. 
 

BEATRICE CHERRY ROUGHGARDEN, 93, of Hawthorne died Thursday. She was a member of St. Clement Episcopal Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

MARGARET V. D'ALESSIO SCAFATI, 93, of Wyckoff, formerly of Cedar Grove, died Wednesday. She was a former matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 61, Caldwell. She was a member and past president of the Cedar Grove Women's Club. Arrangements: Farmer Funeral Home, Roseland.
 

FELIX SCIARRA, 89, of Lodi, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1987, he was owner and operator of Sciarra Painting Co., Lodi, for 50 years, where he was also a painter and decorator. He was also a tax assessor for 11 years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Tide Organization, the Seniors, AARP, a director of the Boys & Girls Club, and a former member of the Board of Education, all in Lodi. He was a Bergen County committeeman. Arrangements: Alesso Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

SIMON SILVER, 84, of Fort Lee, formerly of Jersey City, died Wednesday. Before retiring 10 years ago, he was a foreman for Baldwin Steel, Jersey City, for 50 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Wien & Wien Funeral Home, Englewood. 
 

SHARON A. SULLIVAN, 44, of Hackensack, formerly of Westwood, died Wednesday. She was a cashier for Kmart stores, where she worked for 10 years. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

ANGELA TROTTER, 83, of East Rutherford, died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, East Rutherford. Arrangements: Diffily Funeral Home, Rutherford. 
 

ELIZABETH VREELAND WYANT, 82, of Elmwood Park,died Wednesday. She was a member of Warren Point Presbyterian Church, Fair Lawn, and of the Order of Eastern Star Peace Chapter 98, Clifton. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, West Paterson, and of the Golden Age Club, Elmwood Park. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

JOHN ZAMIECKY, 81, of Elmwood Park, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1981, he was a machinist for Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Corp., Wood-Ridge, for 45 years. He was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield. 
 

LEO ZIMMERMAN, 94, of Teaneck died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, he was a manufacturer for National Shirt, New York City. Arrangements: Gutterman Musicant, Hackensack.
 

MARIA SAPORITO ZOLLO, 96, of Paterson, died Wednesday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States 80 years ago. She was a former parishioner of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Paterson, and a member of its Rosary Society and Leisure Club. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.


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