Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Saturday, April 24, 1999

JOHN W. ARTSMA, 72, of West Milford died Thursday. Before retiring, he owned Tilden Brakes, Paterson, where he was an auto mechanic. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
 

FRANKIE E. CAMPBELL SR., 40, of Paterson died Wednesday. He was a former member of Greater Bethel Church of Christ, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

CYNTHIA CAPERS, 32, of Paterson died Wednesday. She was a member of Bibleway Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

JENNIE ZISA CARIDDI,79, of Maywood died Thursday. Before retiring in 1983 she co-owned Cariddi's Delicatessen, Ridgefield Park. She was a member of the Golden Age Club, Maywood. Arrangemments: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

JAMES "CHAP DADDY" CHAPMAN, 47, of Paterson died Tuesday. He was a computer operator for Western Union, Paramus. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

IDA JOSEPHINE CONKLIN, 84, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Closter, died Friday. Before retiring, she was a seamstress for a curtain manufacturer. Arrangements: Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake, Fla.
 

VALENTINE J. CURLEY, 72, of Rutherford died Friday. He had been an accountant for Amstar Inc., Brooklyn. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Rutherford, where he was a member of the choir and a CCD teacher. He was a committeeman for Cub Scout Pack 163, Rutherford. Arrangements: Diffily Funeral Home, Rutherford. 
 

S. THOMAS FOGLIANI, 78, of River Vale, formerly of Englewood, died Thursday. He was the former proprietor of B&M Market, Park Ridge. He was a Marine Corpsveteran of World War II. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pearl River, N.Y. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 

MICHAEL FORESTA, 89, of Lyndhurst died Wednesday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1912. Before retiring in 1991, he owned Foresta's Stationery for 37 years. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst.
 

BARBARA F. GOLEBIEWSKI of Ridgewood died Wednesday. She was a teacher for Millburn Regional Day School. She was a parishioner of Nativity R.C. Church, Midland Park. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

FRANK GROSIAK, 44, of Elmwood Park, formerly of Fair Lawn, died Friday. He was an assembler for Aero Filtronics, Hawthorne. He was a former Cub Scout leader for Pack 8, and a coach for the Junior Soccer League, both in Elmwood Park. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

JOAN M. GORIS GWYNNE, 56, of Maywood died Thursday. She was a benefits administrator for Bergen Vocational and Technical High School, Hackensack. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, Maywood. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

GLADYS P. DAVENPORT HAMELINK, 97, of Midland Park, formerly of Hawthorne,died Friday.She was a member of First Reformed Church, Hawthorne, and its Ruth Circle. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

EUGENE R. HOUGHTON, 73, of Lyndhurst died Friday. Before retiring in 1988, he was a bridge inspector for Lackawanna Conrail/Department of Transportation, Lyndhurst and Secaucus, where he worked for 30 years. He was an Navy veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Lyndhurst. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1505, Lyndhurst, and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rutherford. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
 

HENRY S. KIELLAR SR., 80, of Wallington and Awosting Hewitt died Thursday. Before retiring in 1994, he was owner and president of Wallington Hardware and Roofing Co. and Roofing Sales Co., East Rutherford, where he worked for 60 years. He was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Wallington, where he belonged to its Holy Name Society and its Seniors group. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council 3644, a trustee of the Columbian Club, and a member of the Lions Club, all in Wallington. He was also a committeeman of Wallington Boy Scouts, Troop 44. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

ANNA PETERS KENNY, 92, of Toms River, formerly of Englewood, died Thursday. Before retiring 12 years ago she was a telephone operator for New Jersey Bell, Totowa, where she worked for 45 years. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Home, Totowa.
 

LILLIAN M. BLANCKE KERN, 84, of Fort Lee died Friday. She had owned Gustave-Kern Jewelry, Tenafly. She was a volunteer at Englewood Hospital Medical Center, where she was also a past president of the Seed Program. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

SIMON T. MALONEY, 89, of Fair Lawn died Thursday. Before retiring in 1980, he was an insurance manager for General Instrument, Clifton, where he worked for 18 years. Previously, he had worked for Curtiss-Wright, Wood-Ridge, for 25 years. He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn, where he belonged to its Holy Name Society and the St. Anne Council. He was a member, a past grand knight, and former district deputy of the Knights of Columbus. He was a graduate of Fordham University. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

MARY LILLIAN HOLMES HURTT MYRICK, 87, of Paterson, formerly of Passaic, died Tuesday. She was a member of Roger Williams Baptist Church, Passaic, where she was a deaconess, a missionary, and a member of its Usher Board and Senior Choir. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Passaic.
 

PATRICIA ROUNDS NICHOLS of Rutherford died Thursday. She was a member of John Wesley Methodist Church, East Rutherford. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Passaic.
 
 

RAYMOND J. O'BRIEN, 84, of Lakewood, formerly of Paramus, died Wednesday. Before retiring 20 years ago, he was vice president and comptroller for Standard Products in Whitestone, New York, where he worked for 15 years. He was also a professor of accounting at St. Peter's College, Jersey City, where he worked for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Trinity Council and St. Vincent DePaul Society, both in Hasbrouck Heights. He was a graduate of St. Peter's College. Arrangements: O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall Township.
 

JOSEPH A. PIZZARELLO, 86, of Hawthorne died Friday. He was a personnel manager for Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., Garfield, for 18 years. Subsequently, he was a teacher and chairman of the business department for North Rockland High School, Thiells, N.Y., where he worked for 23 years. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne, where he served as minister of hospitality and belonged to the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Hawthorne Elks Lodge. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne. 
 

JOSEPH PROVENZANO, 77, of Fort Lee died Monday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1928. Before retiring in 1987, he had been a corporate lawyer for Grumman Corp., Long Island. Arrangements: Direct Cremations, Paterson. 
 

RUTH SIEGEL, 81, of Fair Lawn died Thursday. Before retiring in 1985, she owned Maxine's Sweet Shop, River Edge. She was a member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
 

SHAVARSH TOROSIAN, 79, of Fair Lawn died Friday. He was born in Turkey. Before retiring in 1980, he was an electronics technician for General Electric, North Caldwell, where he worked for 13 years. He was a member of St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, where he was a deacon. He was a member and past commander of the Knights of Vartan, West New York. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn. 
 

CHARLES J. TRIPP of New Milford died Thursday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a telephone technician for New Jersey Bell, where he worked for 25 years. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion, Rochelle Park. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

JILLIAN VELARDO, 11-day-old daughter of Joseph and Mary Velardo, died Thursday. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park. 
 

GENEVIEVE KROPIEWNICKI WIERZBICKI,91, of Fairview died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a seamstress. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, North Bergen, where she belonged to its Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of Fairview Seniors and the Polish-American Democratic Club. She was active in the Hackensack Seniors' Folk Dancing Club.Arrangements: Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

ANNE MARIE WOJCIECHOWSKI, 46, of Wallington, formerly of Passaic, died Thursday. Born in Belgium, she came to the United States in 1955. She was a parishioner of Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington. 
 

Sunday, April 25, 1999

ARTHUR H. BROTHERTON, 85, of Fair Lawn died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, he was supervisor of buildings and grounds for the Fair Lawn Board of Education, where he worked for 23 years. He was a former member and chief of the Fair Lawn Volunteer Fire Department. He was a life member of the New Jersey State Firefighters Association and a member of the New Jersey Fire Chiefs Association, and had been coordinator of Central Bergen Mutual Aid. He was a past president of the Bergen County Supervisors of Buildings and Grounds, a member of the Master Benevolent Orange Masonic Lodge, and a member and past grand chaplain of the Clifton and Wyckoff Masonic lodges. He was also a member of the Masonic Kilters, the Tall Cedars Lodge, Paterson, and was past president and a member of the Bergen County Courthouse Square Club and the NJPMMA. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

WALTER BYRA, 82, of Garfield died Saturday. Before retiring, he was a chemical operator for Ganes Chemical Co., Carlstadt. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Most Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Passaic. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

MARY H. SPELLMAN CALLAHAN, 78, of Cedar Grove died Friday. Before retiring in 1987, she was a teacher for the Hanover Park School District, Hanover Township, where she worked for 31 years. She was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. She was a graduate of Misericordia College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.
 

MAXWELL A. DENECKE JR., 81, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Upper Saddle River, died Tuesday. He was mayor of Upper Saddle River in the late 1950s and had been a self-employed certified public accountant. Arrangements: Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home, Louisville.
 

ANDREW JOSEPH DODD, 84, of New Milford, Conn., formerly of Wayne, died Friday. Before retiring, he was plant manager of CBS Soundcraft, Danbury, Conn. Previously, he was a supervisor in the experimental test division of Curtiss-Wright Corp., Wood-Ridge, where he worked for 31 years. He was a former volunteer for Company 4 of the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department and was a former Boy Scout leader at the Preakness Reformed Church. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

ARTHUR HENRY DOLT SR., 86, of Lakehurst, formerly of Closter, died Friday. Before retiring, he owned Art's Florist, Closter. He also had been a groundskeeper for the Upper Saddle River public school system. He was former chief and a life member of the Closter Volunteer Fire Department and was a life member of the Closter Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lakehurst, and the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
 

JACQUELINE ELIZABETH FLAKES FISHER, 38, of Englewood died Friday. She was a data processor for Active Data, Bergenfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Englewood. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
 

BETTY CARTER FLEMING, 79, of Englewood died Monday. She had been an executive secretary for the Palisades Institution for Research Services Inc., Palisades, N.Y. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
 

PAUL M. GIACALONE, 19, of Dumont died Friday. He worked for Midas Muffler and Brake Shop, Dumont. He was a 1998 graduate of Dumont High School. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Dumont. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

WILLIAM H. GOODSIR JR., 76, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Oakland, died Friday. Before retiring, he worked for and was a member of the Amalgamated Lithographers of New York City. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Port St. Lucie Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
 

JOSEPH J. HASKINS, 80, of Bogota died Friday. Before retiring in 1969, he was a quality control inspector for Alcoa, Edgewater, where he worked for 30 years. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5561, Bogota. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Bogota. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 
 

MILDRED KOCHER, 91, of Rochelle Park died Thursday. Before retiring in 1974, she was a supervisor for New York Telephone. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Maywood, where she was a member of the Priscilla Guild, the Altar Guild, and the Shut-In Visitation Team. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

CYNTHIA VAN BLARCOM LEMMERMAN, 82, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Wyckoff, died April 18. Before retiring, she worked at Paterson General Hospital. She was a nursing graduate of the University of Virginia and received a master's degree from the University of Denver. She had taught at the University of Colorado. She and her husband operated Lemmerman's Farm in Wyckoff for more than 30 years. She served in the Navy Corps of Nurses during World War II. She was a member of the Wyckoff Republican League and the Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

LOUISE WITKOWSKI LUKOWSKI, 79, of the Oak Ridge section of West Milford, formerly of Maywood,died Saturday. Before retiring in 1987, she was a machine operator for Nabisco, Fair Lawn, where she worked for 29 years. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, Oak Ridge. Arrangements: Lesko-Stickle Funeral Home, Newfoundland.
 

MARIE A. LaSALA MANTONE, 75, of Fairview died Friday. Before retiring in 1959, she was head of personnel for Faberge Inc., Ridgefield, where she worked for 15 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Fairview. She was a member of the Fairview Senior Citizens. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

BERNICE DOUGHERTY MC CARTHY, 79, of Clifton and Deerfield Beach, Fla.,died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a clothing model and saleswoman for Ohrbach's Department Store, Newark, and a fashion model for the John Roberts Powers Agency, New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Clare R.C. Church, Clifton, and St. Ambrose R.C Church, Deerfield Beach. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

VICTOR P. MENEGUS, 77, of Clifton died Friday. Before retiring in 1988, he was a metal-shop teacher and cooperative education instructor at Passaic High School, where he taught for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Clare R.C. Church and a former parishioner of St. Philip R.C. Church, both in Clifton. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

CHRIS MIELE, 67, of Fairfield, formerly of Cedar Grove, died Friday. Before retiring seven years ago, he was president of Angelo Miele and Sons Inc., a private disposal contractor in Montclair. He was former president of the Wayne Lions Club and was a member of the Italian-American Club, Paterson. He was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell, where he served as an usher. Arrangements: Caggiano Memorial Home for Funerals, Montclair.
 

ELSIE M. JERZAK NATALE, 83, of Midland Park died Friday. Before retiring in 1981, she was a seamstress for Barbizon, Paterson, where she worked for 40 years. She was a parishioner of the R.C. Church of the Nativity, Midland Park. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.
 

GARY A. NORDMAN, 51, of Rockawaydied Friday. He was born in the West Indies. He worked for Account Temps and Robert Half and Hartshorn Services. Previously, he was a tax manager for Burns and Roe Enterprises, Oradell. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the National Society of Tax Professionals, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the National Society of Public Accountants. He was a member of St. Michael Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Paterson, where he served as assistant to the pastor. Arangements: DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, Haledon.
 

HELEN MACKO PETRICKO, 89, of Clifton died Friday. Born in what later became Czechoslovakia, she came to the United States in 1935. She was a parishioner of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Passaic, where she was a member of the Mother's Club and the Rosary and Altar Society. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

CAROLINE NIVERTH POJEDINEC, 81, of East Orleans, Mass., formerly of Clifton, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1984, she was accounts receivable manager for Fisher Stevens/IMS Co., Clifton and Totowa. She was a parishioner of Saints Cyril and Methodius R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

NANCY P. PULLARA, 64, of Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls, and St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Sebastian. She had been a member of the Republican Club, Little Falls. Arrangements: Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.
 

PAUL PULLER, 87, of Fair Lawn died Friday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a maintenance worker for the Fair Lawn Board of Education for 20 years. He was a member of the Masonic Temple, Paterson. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, in the Haskell section of Wanaque. 
 

SALVATORE T. QUAGLINO, 82, of Jackson,formerlyof Dumont,died Friday. Before retiring in 1973, he was a technician for the Bendix Corp., Teterboro, where he worked for 22 years. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

THOMAS RAYMOND REYNOLDS, 68, of Clifton died Friday. Before retiring, he was a machinist for Pantasote Co., Butler. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He had played semi-professional baseball and also coached baseball and basketball for the Clifton Midget League. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

MARTIN ROTHBERG, 75, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Paterson and Fair Lawn, died Friday. Before retiring, he was a manager in the retail jewelry industry in northern New Jersey. He was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge 163, Fair Lawn, and a former member of Temple Emanuel, Paterson. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

RUTH A. JOHNSON TETI, 76, of Saddle Brook died Saturday. She was an Army veteran of World War II. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Saddle Brook, where she was a member of the Rosary-Altar Society and the Senior Citizens Group and served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

EDNA L. BROWN TIGHE, 92, of Palisades Park died Thursday. Before retiring in 1969, she was a saleswoman for Holthausen's Clothing, Union City, where she worked for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church, Palisades Park. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Palisades Park.
 

CHARLES J. TRIPP of New Milford died Thursday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a telephone technician for New Jersey Bell, where he worked for 25 years. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion, Rochelle Park. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

LOIS P. VAN BEVEREN, 46, of Clifton died Saturday. She was a member of the Hope Reformed Church, Clifton, where she was a Sunday school aide. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

JOHN DEMAREST VOORHIS, 80, of Paramus died Thursday. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

JAMES "BOUNCY" WILLIAMS SR., 70, of Paterson died Tuesday. Before retiring, he worked for Kesseler Plumbing Co. for more than 20 years. He was a former member of St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.


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