Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Tuesday, April 13, 1999

DORIS POLLACK BLUMENKEHL, 73, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Paterson, died Sunday. She was an assistant leader of the Passaic County Republican Party, Paterson. She was a member of United Brotherhood Congregation and Congregation Shomrei Torah, both in Fair Lawn. She was also a member and past president of B'nai B'rith Women and a member of Mizrachi Women, both in Paterson. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

MARIE S. DeROCKER BOUCHER, 86, of Lakewood, formerly of Ridgewood and Ramsey, died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper. She was a former parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

VINCENT S. CAPACI SR., 85, of Hawthorne died Monday. He had owned F & J Realty Co. and Capaci Brothers Food Market, both in Paterson. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. He was a member of YMCA, Paterson, and the Elks Lodge BPOE 2260, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

HELEN ARVANITAKI CHAGARIS, 92, of Tenafly died Monday. She was a former co-owner of the Clinton Inn, Tenafly and the Red Lion Inn, Hackensack. She was a member of St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tenafly, and its Ladies Philoptochos Society. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
 

ALFRED A. CIMILUCA, 82, of Paterson died Sunday. Before retiring in 1976, he was the manager at Inmont Corp., Hawthorne, where he worked for 30 years. He was a parishioner of St. Brendan R.C. Church, Clifton. He was a member, past secretary, and past treasurer of the American Federation of Musicians Local 248, Paterson. He was a past Cub Scout leader for St. Brendan Troop 40, Clifton. Arrangements: Lakeview Memorial Home, Clifton.
 

RICHARD J. CLAYDON, 77, of Ridgewood died Monday. Before retiring, he was a salesman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Ridgewood. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood. 
 

CARMEL "MILDRED" D'AMBROSIO, 69, of Lyndhurst died Monday. She had been a housekeeper for Sacred Heart Rectory, Lyndhurst, where she worked for 20 years. Previously, she was a secretary for Westinghouse. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst.
 

IDA SCHWANIAK DAVIS, 92, of Clifton, formerly of North Bergen,died Friday. She was born in Russia. Arrangements: Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.
 

GENEVIEVE PATRICIA GARVEY DELANEY, 83, of Rutherford, formerly of Passaic, died Sunday. Before retiring 21 years ago, she worked for the State Police Training Commission, Newark. Arrangements: Diffily Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

SARAH McDONOUGH DOSCHER, 82, of Montvale died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a tax collector for Montvale, where she worked for 12 years. Previously, she was a bookkeeper for the Montvale Board of Education for 10 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, Park Ridge, and a member of its Rosary Society. She was a member of the Montvale Seniors. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 
 

ROBERT T. DOWNEY, 40, of Lyndhurst died Sunday. He was a truck driver for Federal Express, Newark. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, North Arlington, and the National Rifle Association. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst.
 

JOSEPH A. FERRO JR., 88, of Cliffside Park, formerly of Oradell, died Monday. Before retiring, he was a carpenter for Teledyne Isotopes, Westwood. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R. C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile, Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

JOSEPHINE A. TRAVIA FOLEY, 64, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Paterson and Hawthorne, died Monday. Before retiring in 1985, she was an assistant nurse for Dr. Harris and Dr. Blake, oral surgeons in Paterson, where she worked for 25 years. She was a former parishioner of St. Anthony R. C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

MARY E. GAYNOR, 91, of Maywood died Sunday. She was born in Ireland. She was a parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle R. C. Church, River Edge. Arrangements: Beaugard Funeral Home, River Edge.
 

ANITA MAE GILLMAN, 80, of Clifton died Monday. Before retiring in 1970, she was a crossing guard for the Clifton Police Department, where she worked for 15 years. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton. 
 

VINCENT GRIFFO, 68, of Old Bridge, formerly of Secaucus, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1966, he was a longshoreman and a member of the International Longshoremen's Association, Hoboken, where he worked for 20 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R. C. Church, Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
 

MARY C. MANZI MAROTTA, 81, of Hawthorne,formerly of Paterson, died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. She was a member of the Riverside Vets, Paterson, and Golden Horizon, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

EVELYN H. MAZUR, 50, of West Milford, formerly of Cliffside Park died Sunday. She had been an accounts payable clerk for Esthetic Solutions, Englewood. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace R. C. Church, West Milford. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
 

KENNETH J. MORGAN JR., 32, of Wayne, formerly of Oakland, died Sunday. He had been a medical accountant for Tek Systems Inc., Glen Rock. He was a member of St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, West Paterson. He was a member of American Motor Cycle Association. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

REV. STANLEY E. ORTYL, 44, of Ridgefield Park died Saturday. He was a parochial vicar at St. Francis of Assisi R. C. Church, Ridgefield Park. He was ordained in 1980. He was a graduate of Seton Hall University and Immaculate Conception Seminary, where he had been assistant formation director and vice rector. He had also served at Our Lady Queen of Peace R. C. Church, North Arlington, and with the Marriage Tribunal Office, Lyndhurst, the Priest Senate, and Pre-Cana. Arrangements: Joseph Z. Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

LILLIAN SHABUNIA, 83, of Lyndhurst died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Michael R. C. Church, Lyndhurst, and a member of its Leisure Citizens Club. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
 
 

ERIC SOHLMAN of Saddle Brook died Friday. He had been an installer for Wind Tight Aluminum Products, Garfield. He was a parishioner of St. Philip The Apostle R.C. Church, Saddle Brook. Arrangements: Edward F. Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook.
 

JESSICA M. SOLANO, 21, of Hackensack died Saturday. She was a customer service representative for Lew Magram Ltd., Teaneck. She was a member of Christ Temple Rock of Ages Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.

RALPH SPECIA, 72, of Ocean Township, formerly of Saddle Brook, died April 4. Before retiring in 1989, he was a transportation specialist for Western Electric Co. and AT&T Corp., where he worked for 40 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a former parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Saddle Brook, and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a member of American Legion Post 365 and Rough Riders Drum & Bugle Corps, both in Fairview, and vice president of the Saddle Brook Colonials. He was a former member of the Republican Club, past president of the Little League, and a former recreation commissioner, all in Saddle Brook. Arrangements: Ely Funeral Home, Neptune.
 

FRANK S. "BUDDY" SPREEN, 96, of Paramus died Sunday. He had owned Bergen County Express, Hackensack, for 35 years. He was a member of the Senior Pioneers, Paramus. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

HARRY W. STAGG, 96, of Old Tappan, formerly of Upper Saddle River, died Sunday. Before retiring, he was a salesman for Mi-Oun Cake, Paterson, where he worked for 25 years. He was a parishioner of R.C. Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River. He was a member of the Seniors, Upper Saddle River. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 

DORIS C. STOLL, 71, of Bogota died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Bogota, and a former member of its Players Guild. She was a member of Elks Lodge 1506, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 

GERTRUDE ZARAGOTSKY UNGER, 77, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Paterson, died Monday. Before retiring, she was a sales associate for Gimbel's department store, Paramus. She was a member of Community Synagogue, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

ANGELINA COSTABILE VILLARDI, 88, of Ridgewood died Monday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Ridgewood, and a member of its Rosary Altar Society and Leisure Club. She also was a member of HILT and the AARP. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

JEAN MONROE WASHINGTON, 57, of Paterson died Sunday. She was a home health aide for Visiting Homemaker Services and also worked at Heller's Candy Factory, both in Paterson. She was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Paterson, and its Floral Club, and served as a missionary and a deaconess. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

HELEN E. ZIEGLER, 89, of Hackettstown, formerly of Boonton and Teaneck, died Monday. Arrangements: Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown.
 

Wednesday, April 14, 1999
 

GERTRUDE L. BODMER ALEWYNSE, 80, of Pine Bush, N.Y., formerly of Hackensack, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1976, she was a meter maid for the Hackensack Police Department, where she worked for 25 years. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

VICTOR BLUMENSTYK, 75, of Fair Lawn and Tamarac, Fla., died Monday. He was born in Poland. He was a founder and president of H&D Sportswear, West Paterson. He was active in the YM-YWHA and the Community Synagogue/Hebrew Free School, Paterson, and Congregation B'nai Israel and the Veritan's Club, both in Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
 

DOROTHY L. BRITT of Paterson died Saturday. She worked at the former Bergen Pines County Hospital, Paramus, for 24 years. She was a member of True Witness Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

NOREEN M. NUGENT CABIBBO, 39, of Ridgefield Park died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R. C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

NIA D. CHASE, 96, of Paramus died Tuesday. She had been a governess for A. J. Linen, Greenwich, Conn. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

LOUISE PICCINO CIARLEGLIO, 83, of Totowa died Monday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1921. Before retiring in 1977, she was a sewing machine operator employed by various Paterson garment factories. Subsequently, she was a salon assistant at Josephine's Beauty Salon, Paterson, until 1989. She was a parishioner of St. James R. C. Church, Totowa, and a former parishioner of St. Anthony R. C. Church, Paterson. She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union Local 134. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
 

JOE COLLINS,67, of Englewood died April 7. Before retiring in 1992, he was a maintenance supervisor at Elizabeth Morrow School, Englewood, for 20 years. He was an Army and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
 

HELEN WALLS CREATHORNE, 80, of Clifton, formerly of Wayne and Totowa, died Monday. She was a member of Van Riper Ellis-Broadway Baptist Church, Fair Lawn, and of its B'tweens and Senior Fellowship Clubs. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Lincoln Park. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

PETER CUTTITTA, 77, of Hasbrouck Heights died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a lingerie designer for Masterbilt, Hackensack, for 45 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4591, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

SHIRLEY DAVIS, 86, of Westwood died Saturday. She was born in Turkey. She had been headmistress and elementary French teacher of Miss Fine's Preparatory School, Princeton. She was a member of Friends of the Westwood Library, Westwood. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the International School, Geneva, Switzerland, she received a master's degree in French from Middlebury College, Vt. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

STEFANOS LAIOS, 70, of New Milford died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1996, he was a patternmaker for Positive Influence Corp., Queens, N.Y., where he worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford.
 

SOPHIA E. LOWDEN, 94, of Brick, formerly of Lyndhurst, died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Lyndhurst, where she was a charter member of the Seniors Group. She was a member of the Seniors, and a past president of the World War I Auxiliary, both in Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Colonial Funeral Home, Brick.
 

JOSEPH MAKOWKA, 55, of Rochelle Park died Tuesday. He was an electronics technician for the U.S. Postal Service, South Hackensack, where he worked for 15 years. An Air Force veteran, he was a member of the American Legion, Rochelle Park. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

JOHN F. MARASS, 79, of Rutherford, formerly of Lyndhurst, died Monday. Before retiring, he was a seaman for the Military Sea Transport Service and for Exxon Oil. Previously, he was a printer for the Bergen Record and the Rutherford Republican. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 109, Rutherford. He was a volunteer driver for the Red Cross and Starfish, and a coach for recreation baseball and softball, all in Rutherford. Arrangements: Collins Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

HENRY L. MENENDEZ, 83, of Pompton Plains died Monday. Before retiring in 1981, he was a plant personnel supervisor for Blickman Equipment Co., Union City, where he worked for 40 years. He was a member and past master of Mountain View Masonic Lodge 154; the Scottish Rite, Lincoln Park; the York Rite; and past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 205, Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

THEODORE J. MORGENTHALER, 89, of Cliffside Park died Monday. He was a security guard for William Paterson University, Wayne, where he worked for 20 years. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 126, Cliffside Park. He was a member of Grantwood Congregational Church, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: McCorry Brothers Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

STELLA MOTYKA of Norwood died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Pius X R.C. Church, Old Tappan, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was a member of the Ladies' Golf League and the Classic Golf Club, both in Old Tappan. She was a member of the Pascack Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter. 
 

STEPHEN J. OLSAVSKY JR., 49, of Clifton died Monday. He had worked at Allan Electric Co., Totowa. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 102, Parsippany. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Ave., Clifton.
 

FRANK A. ORTIZ, 83, of Hackensack, formerly of Lodi, died Tuesday. He was born in France. Before retiring, he was a manager for Opera restaurant, Englewood Cliffs. Previously, he worked at Guido's restaurant, Hackensack. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion in Hackensack. He was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

VICTORIA SARANDRIA PITRELLI, 82, of Moonachie,formerly of Ridgefield, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1978, she was a high school teacher in the West New York district for 30 years. Subsequently, she was a clerk for the borough of Moonachie. She was a member of the Moonachie Seniors and the St. Margaret choir. She was a graduate of Trenton State College. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Service, Little Ferry. 
 

SARA COVI PITTALUGA, 101, of Demarest died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Demarest, where she was a past president of the Rosary and Altar societies. She was a member of the Seniors and the Garden Club, where she was a former horticulture chairwoman, both in Demarest. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

CHESTER G. RACKIEWICZ, 67, of Clifton died Tuesday. Born in Poland, he came to the United States 35 years ago. Before retiring in 1995, he was an international technical consultant at AT&T, Berkeley Heights. Previously, he was an electrical engineer for Western Electric Co., Newark. He was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Ave., Clifton.
 

MICHAEL JOSEPH ROSS of Jersey City died Saturday. He had been a postmaster in Mountain Lakes. Previously, he was a clerk and chief steward of NYB/FMC, Secaucus. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Mount Pisga AME Church, Jersey City. He was also a member of AT and the Philatic Society. A graduate of Jersey City State University, he received his bachelor's degree in economics. Arrangements: Murray's Funeral Home, Jersey City.
 

ROWENA J. STANISESKI ROTOLO, 53, ofParamus, formerly of Rutherford, died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a teacher for the Paramus school system. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Paramus, and a member of its choir. She had been president of the American Association of University Women, New Jersey. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

ROGER SCHNORRBUSCH, 60, of North Bergen died Monday. He was vice president of Katz Media Corp., New York City, where he worked for 35 years. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

MARY SERVAY, 80, of Wilton, Conn., formerly of Hackensack, died March 27. Before retiring, she was a professional hairdresser. She was a volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements: Bouton Funeral Home, Georgetown, Conn.
 

JAMES P. SILBERG of Mobile, Ala., formerly of Fairview, died Tuesday. Before retiring, he worked for Universal Folding Box Co. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Arrangements: Pine Crest Funeral Home, Mobile. 
 

DOROTHY C. STOLL, 71, of Bogota died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R. C. Church, Bogota, and a former member of its Players Guild. She was a member of Elks Lodge 1506, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 

EMMA L. TOWNSEND, 87, of Westwood, formerly of Cliffside Park, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1968, she was a manager for the credit union of The New York Times, where she worked for 15 years. She was a member of the Cornerstone Bible Church, River Vale, and Eastern Star, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood. 
 

MARGARET WALSH of Allendale died Monday. She was born in Ireland. She had been a governess and nurse in New York City. She was employed by The Agency. She was a member of Guardian Angel R. C. Church, Allendale. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

HERBERT WEISS of North Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Paterson and Fair Lawn, died Saturday. He was a member of Shomrei Torah Synagogue, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.


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