Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Thursday, April 8, 1999

SHANTE LANITA BAKER, 8-month-old daughter of Paul Baker and Sabrina Dickerson of Paterson,died Monday. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

JOHN F. BANNAN, 70, of Dumont died Tuesday. He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service, Paramus, and was a member of Local 5276 of the American Postal Workers Union. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Dumont. He was a former Dumont councilman and a former commissioner of the Bergen County Utilities Authority. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

JUAN C. BARRIOS, 33, of Manchester, Conn., formerly of Hackensack, died Tuesday. He was a marketing consultant for Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Chicago. He was a former parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

JOHN ANTHONY BOYLE, 71, of Ridgewood died Monday. He had been a bartender for Hurley's restaurant, New York City. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Ridgewood. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ridgewood. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

CAMILLO J. CALISSI, 87, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Fort Lee, died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was an art and sculpture teacher for the Art Students League, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the North Jersey Humane Society. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

FLORENCE LaBELLA CAPPETTA of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Bloomfield and Wayne, died Monday. She had been a member of the Wayne Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Elks Lodge 2181 Auxiliary and the Republican Club, both in Wayne. She was a volunteer at Wayne General Hospital and Preakness Hospital. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

PETER "SHADOW" CASBAR, 72, of Branchville, formerly of Palisades Park, died Monday. He had been a union representative for Becton Dickinson, Rutherford, for 45 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

HERTA BULLMAN COSTELLO of New Milford died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a housekeeper for Woodcrest Center Nursing Home, New Milford. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford.
 

ERIK J. FRIIS, 86, of Montvale died Monday. Born in Norway, he came to the United States in 1929. Before retiring in 1978, he was an editor for the American Scandinavian Foundation, New York City, where he worked for 25 years. Subsequently, he was an editor for the Library of Nordic Literature book series and for the Norwegian Trade Bulletin. He had also worked as an author, proofreader, and translator. He was president of the Scandinavian-American Business Association, the Norway Ski Club, and the Gjoa Sporting Club. He was vice president of the Scandinavian-American Society and the Norwegian Club and was a member of the Fellow Explorers Club. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 
 

ANGELA SARRECCHIA FURNARI of Ortley Beach, formerly of Nutley, died Tuesday. She owned Garry's Coiffeurs, North Arlington, for 10 years, and had been a hairdresser there. She was a former organist for Holy Family Church, Nutley. Arrangements: S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, Nutley.
 

JEAN L. HOPKINS HARTUNG, 72, of Waldwick, formerly of Ridgewood, died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, Wyckoff. She was a member of the High Mountain Golf Club, Franklin Lakes. She was a volunteer for The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Ridgewood. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff. 
 

FLORENCE DI LEO HEMPEL, 72, of Little Falls died Tuesday. Before retiring last year, she was a bilingual teacher in the Clifton school system. She owned the Great Notch Inn, West Paterson. She was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. She was a member of Healing the Children, Butler, and the Great Notch Association, Little Falls. She also was a member of the state and national education associations. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.
 

ROSE KERN HUBER, 90, of Hawthorne died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Prospect Park, and a member of its Rosary Society. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.
 

RUBIN ROBERT LEIBOWITZ, 75, of Teaneck died Monday. He had owned Needle Point Inc., Guttenberg. He also had been a professional ski instructor. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack
 

ELEANOR RADESPIEL LIPPERT, 84, of Goshen, N.Y., formerly of Little Ferry, died Sunday. Arrangements: Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe, N.Y. 
 

MURIEL LANGE MACK, 72, of Demarest, formerly of Englewood and Jersey City, died Wednesday. She was a former member of the Hudson County and New Jersey Funeral Directors associations. She was a graduate of New York University. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Palisades Park.
 

JOAN H. McGOVERN, 64, of Woodcliff Lake died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake, where she was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the church's Comfort Ministry and Emmaus Group. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

AUDRIA HELLIESEN SCHRAMM "AUDIE LOU" MORGAN, 74, of Haworth died Wednesday. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Haworth. She was former president of the Woman's Club, Haworth. She was a former Republican committee member and a former president of Delta Delta Delta. She was a graduate of Syracuse University. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 
 

DOREEN N. WEBSTER NARDI, 71, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Lodi, died Tuesday. Born in England, she came to the United States in 1947. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

MAUREEN L. O'KELLY OSBORNE, 89, of Ringwood died Tuesday. She was born in Ireland. Before retiring in 1972, she was a loan officer for New Jersey Bank, Hackensack. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
 

ROSE MARIE FESTA POLHEMUS, 71, Pequannock died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1991, she was a diet aide at the Westmont Home, Paterson. She was a member of the Lincoln Park Abundant Life Worship Center. Arrangements: Moore's Home For Funerals, Wayne. 
 

MYRON "MIKE" POSNER, 69, of Cliffside Park died Tuesday. He had been a vice president of sales for Reynolds and Reynolds, based in Dayton, Ohio. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Englewood. 
 

SALLY WILLEVER RIKER, 83, of West Paterson died Tuesday. She had been a bus driver for Station Wagon Services, Totowa. Previously, she was the owner of Riker Inc., West Paterson. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.
 

HERBERT "GLENN" SCANLON, 73, of Hackensack died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, he was a service manager for Comfort Cole & Lumber, Westwood, where he worked for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 
 

LUCY SCHIAVONE, 84, of Lodi died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a dressmaker in the garment industry. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lodi. She was a member of the Lodi Seniors and the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, Local 145, Passaic. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

CAROLINE MULLER SCIALES, 80, of Montvale died Wednesday. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper for William Cantasano & Son Inc. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, Park Ridge, and a member of its Rosary Altar Society. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 

JOSEPHINE E. BROEKAMP SEDLOCK, 79, of Lodi died Tuesday. She was a former parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lodi. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey. 
 
 

SEBASTIAN "BEN" SFRAGA, 74, of Waldwick died Tuesday. He was born in Italy. He had been a credit manager for Summit Radio, Teaneck. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a parishioner of St. Luke R.C. Church, Ho-Ho-Kus. He was a member of the Paramus Elks Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Waldwick. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

LINZY "SMITTY" SMITH of Paterson died Monday. Before retiring, he was a shop steward for Morton Chemical, Paterson. He owned Smitty's Pool Room, Paterson. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

ELEANOR H. STRENARD, 68, of Manchester Township, formerly of Lodi, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1991, she was a foreign exchange officer for Morgan Guaranty Trust, where she worked for 38 years. Arrangements: D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood.
 

CHARLOTTE MARIE "RIE" WATSON, 95, of Leonia died Wednesday. Before retiring 30 years ago, she was a teacher in the Hackensack school system, where she worked for 30 years. She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Leonia. She was a member of the Leonia Woman's Club. She was a graduate of Montclair State Teachers College. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Palisades Park.
 

JEROME BARTEL "FOUNDATION" WEBB, 24, of Paterson died Monday. He was a telemarketer for WATTS, East Orange. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson. 
 

SOLOMON WEISBERG, 75, of Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Fort Lee, died Tuesday. Before retiring 10 years ago, he was a computer programmer. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Hackensack.
 

MARY YACENDA, 88, of Brick, formerly of Cliffside Park, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1972, she was an assembly worker for American Can Co., Jersey City, where she worked for 25 years. She was a former parishioner of Epiphany R.C. Church, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, Brick.
 

MARTHA KOKKINOS ZAMBAS, 39, of Ridgefield, formerly of Fort Lee and Old Tappan, died Tuesday. She was a member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

Saturday, April 10, 1999

CHARLES G. BEHRMANN, 76, of Ridgefield Park died Friday. Before retiring, he was a self-employed painter. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.

JOSEPHINE BARBARA KWASNIK BODNAR, 73, of East Rutherford died Wednesday. She had been a production worker for Star Glow Industries, East Rutherford, where she worked for 15 years. She was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Wallington. Arrangements: Wozniak Home for Funerals, Wallington.

KATHERINE WURST BUCK, 88, of Clifton died Thursday. She had been a mender for Samuel Hird Co., Garfield, where she worked for 20 years. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church, Passaic, and was a member of its Rosary Society and Golden Agers Club. Arrangements: Marrocco Memorial Chapel, Clifton.

JOSEPH F. CATAPANO, 77, of Mahwah died Friday. He had owned Absolute Limousine, Mahwah, where he was also a driver. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick, N.Y.

ROSE J. ROMANO CESTARE, 85, of Wayne died Thursday. Before retiring in 1967, she was a machine operator for Modern Hatters Co., Jersey City. Previously, she held the same position at American Can Co., Jersey City, where she worked for 20 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church, Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.

LeROY, 80, of Berkley Township, formerly of Bergenfield, died Thursday. Before retiring 20 years ago, he was a trainman for the Pennsylvania Central Railroad, New York City. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bergenfield. Arrangements: Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River.

HARRY WEBSTER DAVISON JR., 86, of Greenwich, formerly of Ridgewood, died Tuesday. Before retiring three years ago, he was a salesman of business machines for Ashley-McCormick, Bridgeton. Previously, he was director of research and development for The Record, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Freitag Funeral Home, Bridgeton.

ROBERT ., 68, of Paterson died Thursday. Before retiring in 1982, he was a bus driver for 27 years, for both Inner City Bus Co. and New Jersey Transit. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Augustine Presbyterian Church, Paterson and its men's club. He was also a member of Integrity Lodge 51 Free and Accepted Masons, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

FLORENCE E. HANNAM GIOVANNIELLO, 81, of Washington Township died Thursday. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 

JOSEPH E. JANIEC SR., 61, of Wallington died Friday. Before retiring last year, he was a senior contract administrator for B. F. Goodrich Co., Cedar Knolls, where he worked for 20 years. He was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Wallington, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and a former usher. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 3644 and the National Contract Association. Arrangements: Wozniak Home for Funerals, Wallington.

THOMAS FRANCIS KELAHER, 78, of Cliffside Park died Friday. Before retiring in 1979, he was a warehouse manager for W.T. Grant Co., Edison, where he worked for 35 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of R.C. Church of the Epiphany, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

ANNA IPPOLITO MacDONAGH, 74, of West Milford died Friday. Before retiring, she was a sales manager for Davis Drugs, Wood-Ridge. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, West Milford. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.

JOHN F. MARKOVITCH, 80, of Clifton died Friday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a manufacturing supervisor for Mosler Airmatic Systems Co., Wayne, where he worked for 10 years. Previously he worked for Rowe International Corp., Whippany, and ITT Corp., Nutley. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.

MILDRED M. WEISSE McCORMICK, 86, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of New Milford, died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a manager for AT&T, New York City. She was a member of New York Telephone Pioneers Association. She was a member of Catholic Daughters, Closter. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield. 

ROSLYNN LANGER ROSEN, 53, of Beaverton, Ore., formerly of Thiells, N.Y., , Nyack, N.Y., Hackensack, and Elmwood Park, died Thursday. She worked for Matrix Communications, Portland, Ore. She had been an actress and singer with the Elmwood Playhouse, Nyack. She received a bachelor's degree in education from William Paterson College, Wayne. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

RUTH RUGGIERO, 81, of Westwood, formerly of Haworth, died Thursday. She was born in Norway. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.

ROBERT G. SNYDER, 84, of Oakland died Thursday. Before retiring in 1977, he was a railroad signal maintainer for Delaware and Hudson Rail Road, Cobleskill, N.Y., where he worked for 40 years. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.

KEVIN S. SULLIVAN SR., 42, of Effort, Pa., formerly of Dumont, died Friday. Before retiring, he was an auto mechanic for Greenwich (Conn.) Chrysler-Plymouth. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.


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