Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Thursday, April 15, 1999

JOHN A. ARIGOT, 72, of Monroe, N.Y., formerly of Hillsdale, died Wednesday. Before retiring last year, he was a parts manager for R. J. Konner Oldsmobile, Westwood, where he worked for 22 years. He was a former parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Hillsdale. He was a member of the Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood. 
 

ROBERT F. BYRNES SR., 89, of Tenafly died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a senior executive vice president and director for Horn & Hardart, New York City. He was a parishioner of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Tenafly. He was a member of the Madonna Council Knights of Columbus, Englewood. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
 

LEONARD COPPER, 65, of Paterson died Wednesday. He worked for Colorite Plastic Co., Ridgefield. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

DOMINICK CURATOLA, 85, of North Bergen died Wednesday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1930. Before retiring, he was a cabinetmaker. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

MILDRED DAMIANI, 84, of Lyndhurst died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1985, she owned Lyndhurst Clothing Co., where she worked for 45 years. She had been a teacher at Rutherford and Lyndhurst High Schools. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Lyndhurst, and a member of its Rosary Society. She was the recording secretaryfor the Tax Payers Association and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary Post 2396, both in Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst
 

DINA GALASSI FAENZA, 96, of Passaic died Monday. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

LUCILLE LaROSE FICARRO, 81, of Fairview, formerly of West New York, died Wednesday. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper for Keef Knitting, Fairview. She was a member of the Seniors, West New York. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

JAMES T. HERMON of Paterson died Tuesday. He was a security guard for the Paterson school system. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

MARTIN M. HILLERY, 92, of Leonia died Tuesday. Born in Ireland, he came to the United States in 1921. Before retiring in 1974, he was the chief financial officer for Bentley Murray Printing Co., Chicago, where he worked for 35 years. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Leonia. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

JAMES W. JOHNSON, 86, of Wyckoff died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1974, he was an accountant for Howe-Richardson Scale Co., Clifton, where he worked for 25 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clifton, and a former trustee. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 
 

ELEANOR D. VOGEL LEE, 70, of Hawthorne died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1994, she was a secretary for the Paterson YMCA, where she worked for 18 years. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

VERONICA K. L. LI, 20, of Northvale died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Northvale, and an altar server. Arrangements: Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale. 
 

MAUREEN T. STAMPER MACKESSY, 72, of Glen Rock died Wednesday. She was born in England. She was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Glen Rock. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

MICHAEL V. MARCINCAK, 60, of Plantation, Fla., formerly of Clifton, died Monday. He was superintendent of parks for Plantation, where he worked for nine years. Previously, he was an executive for Racal Milgo in Miami. He was a former parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

ANNA R. MIELE, 87, of Bloomingdale died Monday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church, Wayne. She was a member of the Elks Lodge 2181 Auxiliary, Wayne, and a past vice president of the Golden Age Circle, Bloomingdale. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne. 
 

LOUIS C. MOSCARELLO, 76, of Ridgewood died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a senior partner in Coopers & Lybrand. He was an Army and Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the City University of New York. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

BARBARA M. DiLAURA NUNEZ, 91, of the Haskell section of Wanaque died Tuesday. She was born in Italy. She was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church, Haskell. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, Wanaque.
 

VERNUS PALAMIDY, 69, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Paterson, died Feb. 11. Arrangements: All Family Cremations, Margate, Fla.
 

ERNESTINE ANDREACCI PANSINI, 85, of North Bergen died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1979, she was a secretary for the Hudson County Surrogate Court. Previously, she was a secretary to Mayor John V. Kenny. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, North Bergen. Arrangements: Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

MILDRED WALTERS RIEKEN, 84, of New Milford died Wednesday. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 
 

LLOYD ROBERTS, 50, of Paterson died April 8. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

WILHELMINE RUCK RZECZYCKI, 82, of Ramsey died Wednesday. She was born in Germany. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

ISAIAH RASJAHN ZAIRE SIMPSON, 6-month-old son of Frederick Paul Simpson Jr. and Nicole Cheriece Sam of Paterson, died Sunday. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

GENEVIEVE M. KULICK SMUTKO, 88, of Green Brook, formerly of East Rutherford, died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Wallington. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington. 
 

FRANK E. STEPHAN, 88, of Johnson, N.Y., formerly of Bergenfield, died Wednesday. He was born in Germany. Before retiring, he was a welder for Altona Welding Works, Bergenfield. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

CEIL GLYNN TAY, 91, of Hingham, Mass., formerly of Teaneck, died Monday. She was an appraiser of antiques and fine art. She was a member of the Rosary Society of Holy Trinity R.C. Church and the Woman's Club, both in Hackensack. Arrangements: George H. Downing & Son Funeral Home, Hingham.
 

DONALD R. WALTER, 73, of Manahawkin, formerly of Montvale, died April 7. Before retiring in 1993, he was a manager for Ocean State Steel in Rhode Island, where he worked for 38 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home, Manahawkin.
 

FRANK YUPPA SR., 93, of Lodi died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a presser for Pioneer Frocks, Garfield. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lodi. He was a member of the Seniors, Lodi. He was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union Local 145, Passaic. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

JOHN A. ZOCCO JR., 48, of Toms River, formerly of Hackensack, died Tuesday. He was owner of J.A.Z. Inspection Corp., Toms River. Arrangements: Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, Toms River.

Friday, April 16, 1999

BRAD K. BAECHT, 48, of Basking Ridge, formerly of Old Tappan,died Wednesday. He had been vice president of sales and marketing for Belmay Inc. of Yonkers, N.Y., where he worked for 21 years. He was a member of the Knickerbocker Country Club, Tenafly, and its tennis board. He was a 1974 graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology. Arrangements: Valley Memorial Funeral Home, Gillette.
 

ARTHUR B. BERTELSEN, 84, of Cliffside Park, formerly of Weehawken, died Thursday. He had been a salesman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a past member of St. Olav Lutheran Church, Weehawken. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

JOSEPHINE DelGUIDCE D'AMATO of Glen Rock died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Glen Rock, where she was a Eucharistic minister and a former officer of its Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 145, Glen Rock, and of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Ridgewood. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

GIUSEPPE DI PAOLA, 67, of Egg Harbor, formerly of Hawthorne,died Thursday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1961. He had been the proprietor of Matthew's Limousine Service in Atlantic City. He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Paterson. He was a member of Teamsters Local 154, Paterson. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

CHARLES DOUDOUKJIAN SR., 79, of Bergenfield died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a vice president for Atlantic Bank of New York, where he worked for 40 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Leon Armenian Apostolic Church, Fair Lawn. He was a scout leader for Boy Scout Troop 261, Bergenfield. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Hasbrouck Heights; the Knights of Varten Bakrodouny of Bergen County, and the Empire Credit Club. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

HAROLD DRESSLER of Chevy Chase, Md., formerly of Ridgefield, died Thursday. He had been a house painter. He was a member of the Ridgefield Seniors. He was a former chief of the Ridgefield Fire Department Company 2. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ridgefield.
 

JOHN GARRISON, 82, of Palisades, N.Y., died Wednesday. He was an antique dealer for Yonder Hill Dweller, Palisades, where he worked for 63 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he received two Purple Hearts. He was a member of American Legion Joseph A. Silva Post 366, Northvale. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Tappan, N.Y.
 

MARY ANN ALISANTRELLI GELORMINO, 91, of Wayne, formerly of Paterson and Montvale, died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson, where she was president, treasurer, and recording secretary for its Women's Parish Council. She was a parish representative and voting delegate to the National Council of Catholic Women, and served on its national election board. She was also treasurer, president, and diocesan director at large of the Paterson-Hawthorne District Council. She acted as adviser, consultant, and liaison to the parish, district, and diocesan executive boards, and was a member of the Diocesan Council of the Laity. She acted as a historian and chairwoman of public relations for the Home & School Association, and was also a CCD, spiritual, and religious chairwoman. She was appointed to the Diocesan Lay Council and Diocesan Urban Task Force, where she organized the WIC program and served as motor corps director. She was a member of its first Parish Lay Council and acted as chairwoman for the Diocesan Community and Social Justice Committee. She was active with the Red Cross, Heart, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy funds and served on the March of Dimes Foundation committee for leadership workshops. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

CECELIA GLYNN, 97, of New Milford died Thursday. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford.
 

EDNA MARIE ROMAINE HAND, 80, of the Hewitt section of West Milford, formerly of Oakland,died Thursday. Before retiring, she worked for Faber's Interboro Laundry, Haledon, for 10 years. Arrangements: Oakland Memorial Home, Oakland.
 

MICHAEL HRICZOV, 82, of Clifton died Thursday. Before retiring in 1985, he was a machinist for Continental Can Corp., Paterson, where he worked for 30 years. He was a member of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, Clifton. He was a charter member of Athenia Veterans Post, Clifton, and American Legion Post 200, Passaic. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

WILLIE C. "PUDDING HEAD" JONES, 79, of Paterson died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a bus attendant for NJ Transit in Paterson. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

PHILIP L. KRAVITZ, 70, of Tenafly died Wednesday. He was president of Global Risk Management, Englewood Cliffs. He was a former CEO of Kalvin Miller International, New York City. He was a member of Temple Beth El, Jersey City, and Temple Sinai. He was past president of Montammy Country Club, Cresskill. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, New York City.
 

MICHAEL "MICKEY" LA SASSO, 88, of Wayne died Thursday. Before retiring in 1976, he was a foreman for Brewster Finishing Co., Paterson, where he worked for 30 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

VERONICA K. L. LI, 20, of Northvale died Tuesday. She was a student at Barnard College, where she was on the dean's list. She was a member of the Columbia University equestrian team. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Northvale, and an altar server. Arrangements: Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.
 

CIRO MALLEO, 81, of Elmwood Park died Wednesday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1987. Before retiring in 1987, he was a self-employed farmer in Sicily. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

ARNOLD O. MASCOLO JR., 45, of Goshen, N.Y., died Wednesday. He was an engineer with Dantec Medical Inc., Allendale. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

MICKEY MENDOZA of Saddle Brook died Sunday. He was a student at Saddle Brook Middle School. He was a parishioner of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. He was a member of the Saddle Brook Recreation Department soccer and wrestling teams. Arrangements: Edward F. Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook.
 

DAVID R. SEAGAARD, 44, of Closter died Tuesday. He was a registered pharmacist and a real estate investor. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
 

MADELEINE TALALAY, 77, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Lodi, died Wednesday. Born in France, she came to the United States in 1934. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights. 
 

ELEANORE WEISSBEIN of Paramus died Thursday. Before retiring 13 years ago, she was director of community relations for the United Jewish Community of Bergen County, River Edge. She was a founding member and past president of the Paramus Jewish Community Center, and a member of its Sisterhood and Hadassah. She was a 1949 graduate of New York University. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

LUCILLE BELLINO ZWICKE, 76, of Hackensack, formerly of Garfield and Lodi, died Tuesday. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.


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