Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Saturday, January 10, 1998

KATHRYN E. ALCOTT, 87, of Dumont died Friday. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

FRED L. ALLEGRA, 80, of Paterson died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a social worker and shop teacher in the Paterson school system. He owned Seel's Confectionery, Oakland. He was a parishioner of St. Theresa R.C. Church, Paterson. He was a volunteer for the Paterson Catholic High School Bingo Program. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa. 
 

MARION REMO BRANIGAN, 75, of Waldwick, formerly of Fort Lee, died Friday. Before retiring in 1986, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse for Hackensack Medical Center, where she worked for 20 years. She was a parishioner of R.C. Church of the Nativity, Midland Park. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

CLAIRE J. PETERSON DE FRESSINE, 72, of Emerson died Friday. She was a parishioner of Assumption R.C. Church, Emerson. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

MYLES C. GARVEY SR., 76, of East Rutherford and Ocean Grove, formerly of Passaic and Fair Lawn, died Thursday. He owned the Albatross Hotel, Ocean Grove, for 25 years. Previously, he owned Casablanca Tavern, Garfield. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2867, Garfield; AmVets, Garfield; and the North Jersey Veterans Boxing Association. He was past president of the New Jersey and Ocean Grove hotel associations, and chairman of the American Hotel and Motel Political Action Committee. He was a former member of the Royal Arcanum, Clifton. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

BERNADETTE LI CALSI HARTUNG of Rochelle Park died Friday. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Rochelle Park. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

MAX KARACHIN, 75, of Garfield died Thursday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a first-class corker for PSE&G, Clifton, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church, Garfield, a member of the PSE&G Retiree CLub, Little Falls, and the American Association of Retired Persons. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

GEORGE J. KLIMKO, 86, of Wall Township, formerly of Clifton, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1976, he was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, Passaic, where he worked for 35 years. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton, and a member of the St. Mary R.C. Church Holy Name Society, Passaic. He was past president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 65, Passaic, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Branch 858. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

ROSARIA "SADIE" PECORARO LA BARBERA, 83, Saddle Brook, formerly of Lodi, died Friday. She was a seamstress with International Ladies' Garment Workers Union Local 145, Passaic. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lodi. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

LOUIS LISZNER, 81, of Clifton died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a silk screen printer for Winkler Textile Co., Passaic, where he worked for 40 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

SOPHIE A. NOWICKI LOESNER, 92, of Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Union City and Little Ferry, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1984, she was a sorter for the Hudson County News, North Bergen, where she worked for 25 years. She was a former parishioner of St. Margaret of Cortona R.C. Church, Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
 

ROBERT McCUE, 83, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Cliffside Park, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, he was a checker with International Longshoremen's Association, New York City, where he worked for 30 years. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

DONALD B. MIKSITS, 62, of Clifton died Thursday. Before retiring in 1991, he was assistant manager of capital budgets for Bell Atlantic, Newark, where he worked for 37 years. He was an Army veteran. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton, where he was an usher. He was a member of the Dutch Hill Residence Association, Clifton, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

MARGARET MITCHELL, 93, of Wood-Ridge died Tuesday. She was born in Scotland. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper for C & C Trucking, Carlstadt. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

JOSEPH MIZZI SR. of Park Ridge died Friday. Before retiring, he worked with Plumbers Local 14. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, Park Ridge. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 

JOHN CHARLES MURBURG, 40, of Norwood died Wednesday. He was a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., and McGill University in Montreal. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Communion, Norwood. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
 

ALFRED H. NASH JR., 69, of Saddle River, formerly of Washington Township, died Thursday. He owned Nash Distributors Inc., Carlstadt, for many years. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 130, Westwood, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the New Jersey Beer Wholesalers Association and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

IRVINE NEILLEY, 75, of Wallington died Thursday. Before retiring in 1988, he was an electrician for the Passaic Valley Water Commission. Previously, he was an electrician for Uniroyal Co., Passaic, where he worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

VINCENZA AMENDOLIGINE PASCULLI, 85, of Paramus died Thursday. Before retiring, she owned Gay & Bella, West New York, for 40 years. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

MICHAEL PATRISSI, 87, of Bergenfield died Friday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring, he was an electrician for Consolidated Edison, New York City. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

WILLIAM M. PENDER SR., 77, of Hillsdale died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a builder and developer in the Pascack Valley area. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Valley Grenadiers Drum & Bugle Corps, Westwood. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 

AGNES E. DALY REILLY, 85, of Oakland, formerly of Wayne, died Friday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church and a member of the Seniors, both in Oakland. Arrangements: Oakland Memorial Home, Oakland.
 

MARGUERITE ROSENZWEIG of Cliffside Park died Thursday. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
 

ANGELINA CUBERLI SANTORO, 98, of Fairview died Friday. She was born in Italy. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

WILLIAM GEORGE SAULENAS, 81, of Elmwood Park died Friday. Before retiring in 1978, he was an investigator for the New York Central Railroad/Conrail, Weehawken, where he worked for 40 years. He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

ELEANOR BURDETTE SCORSO, 74, of New Milford, formerly of Newark, died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a secretary for the Conklin Insurance Agency, Hackensack. She was a former member of Annunciation Church, Oradell. Arrangements: Ferguson Funeral Home, Vernon.
 

EDNA A. THIEL SCOTT, 92, of Bergenfield died Thursday. Arrangments: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield. 
 

JOSEPHINE SCRUDATO, 100, of Jersey City died Thursday. She was born in Italy. She was former secretary of the Societa' Femminile Gesu Nazzareno, Jersey City. She was a parishioner of Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Jersey City. Arrangements: Scatuorchio Funeral Home, Jersey City.
 

JOSEPH MICHAEL SENTE, 34, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Lodi, died Dec. 8. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Arrangements: Wozniak Home for Funerals, Wallington.
 

GEORGE D. SESTANOVICH, 72, of Saddle Brook, formerly of Jersey City, died Friday. Before retiring, he was a truck driver for Ferguson Propeller, Hoboken. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Saddle Brook, and a member of its Seniors. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

GERTRUDE E. JUDGE SMITH, 67, of Ridgewood died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a research chemist for the A&P. He was a parishioner of St. Gabriel R.C. Church, Saddle Brook, a member of the American Society of Confectionary Chemists, and the Society of Food Technicians. He was a 1942 graduate of St. John's College, New York City. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

LUCY SCIARRA TRAFICANTE, 82, of Hoboken died Thursday. She was a secretary for Traficante Bros. Contractors, Hoboken. Arrangements: Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, Hoboken.
 

FLORENCE DelGUERCIO VOGLINO, 79, of Wayne died Friday. She owned Red Circle Co., "A" Vending Amusements Co., both in Newark, and TV Kiddie Rides Inc. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

FRANCIS WHELAN, 81, of Weehawken died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a supervisor for Western Electric, Kearny. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.

Sunday, January 11, 1998

MICHAEL ADRAGNA, 86, of Elmwood Park died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1980, he worked in the Bergen County Purchasing Department for 20 years. He was a member of the Bergen County Republican Party and the Garfield Civil Defense. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

PETER J. CERESO, 73, of Lodi died Friday. Before retiring 10 years ago, he was a warehouse manager for Lexington Paper Co., Passaic. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

LILLIAN SHEA CLARK, 74, of Bogota died Friday. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

JAMES J. CRAIG, 66, of Clifton died Friday. He was an accountant for Summit Precision Polymers, Fort Lee. Previously, he had owned a print shop in Clifton and also had worked as controller for Hockman-Lewis Ltd., West Orange, and an assistant controller for Phelps Dodge Corp., New York City, and Interchemical Corp., New York City and Clifton. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y. He was a parishioner of St. Philip R.C. Church, Clifton, and was past president of the Clifton Chapter of Toastmasters International. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

EDWARD P. EUSTACE, 74, of Montvale died Friday. Before retiring in 1989, he was deputy superintendent of banks for the State of New York, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4486, both in Park Ridge. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

CAMILLE MACELLARO FAMA, 84, of Lyndhurst died Saturday. Before retiring in 1974, she was an administrative assistant for Standard and Poor's, New York City, where she worked for 25 years. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Lyndhurst, and a member of its Seniors. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the Golden Agers, both in Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst.
 

FRANK N. FLORA, 89, of Brooksville, Fla., formerly of Wood-Ridge, died Friday. Before retiring, he was an auto mechanic. Arrangements: Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Spring Hill, Fla.
 

JOSEPH P. HANCOCK, 77, of Wayne, formerly of Paterson, died Friday. Before retiring in 1963, he was a plater for Curtiss-Wright Corp., Wood-Ridge. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a life member of the Argonne Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans; a member, past commander, and chaplain of the Riverside Veterans, Paterson, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4591, Hasbrouck Heights. He was a legislative aide to Assemblyman Ozzie Pellecchia and former Assemblyman William J. Pascrell Jr. Arrangements: Aquino Colonial Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

JACQUELINE T. HINTON of Teaneck died Thursday. She was a bookkeeper for Daburn Electronics and Cable Co., Northvale. She was a member of Central Unitarian Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

BERNARD KRAUT, 90, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Friday. Before retiring, he was a buyer in the jewelry industry. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapels, Fair Lawn.
 

FRANK W. KRETZMER of Ramsey died Friday. Before retiring 11 years ago, he was a printing inks sales representative for BASF Co., Lodi, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

SOPHIE A. NOWICKI LOESNER, 92, of Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Union City and Little Ferry, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1984, she was a sorter for Hudson County News, North Bergen, where she worked for 25 years. She was a former parishioner of St. Margaret of Cortona R.C. Church, Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
 

IRENE ORR MARONEY, 79, of Ridgewood died Friday. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, Wyckoff. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

ROBERT McCUE, 83, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Cliffside Park, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, he was a checker for the International Longshoremen's Association, New York City, where he worked for 30 years. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

BERNARD MORRIS, 47, of Bergenfield died Friday. Born in England, he came to the United States in 1965. He was office manager for Martin-Cassey and Co., New York City. He was a graduate of the State University of New York. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 608 and of Project Children, both in New York City, and was past president of the Armagh Association and Division 7 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

HERBERT OETZEL, 72, of Hackensack died Friday. Born in Germany, he came to the United States in 1952. Before retiring in 1988, he was a baker for Wild's Bakery, Englewood, where he worked for 25 years. He was a singer with the Rheinischer Sanger Bund, North Bergen, the Carlstadt Mixed Chorus; and the Harmoni Singers. He was a member of the Carlstadt Friendship Club. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
 

RACHELE COSTANTINI PRA LEVIS, 98, of Clifton died Friday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1920. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Marrocco Memorial Chapel, Clifton.
 

JOSEPHINE KNOEDL PROMIN of Richmond, Va., formerly of Clifton, died Friday. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

MARY V. JABLONSKI RAGAN, 91, of Clifton died Friday. Before retiring 25 years ago, she worked for the Manhattan Rubber Co., Passaic, for 20 years. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton, and was a member of the Catholic One Parent Association. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

LEON J. REINES, 83, of Wayne died Saturday. Before retiring in 1985, he owned Alleon Die Cutters Inc., Passaic. He was a graduate of Brooklyn College and William Paterson University, Wayne. He was a member of Congregation Shomrei Torah, Wayne. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapels, Fair Lawn.
 

EDNA A. THIEL SCOTT, 92, of Bergenfield died Thursday. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

JOSEPHINE SCRUDATO, 100, of Jersey City died Thursday. She was born in Italy. She was former secretary of the Societa' Femminile Gesu Nazzareno, Jersey City. She was a parishioner of Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Jersey City. Arrangements: Scatuorchio Funeral Home, Jersey City.
 

JOSEPH MICHAEL SENTE, 34, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Lodi, died Dec. 8. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Arrangements: Wozniak Home for Funerals, Wallington.
 

GEORGE D. SESTANOVICH, 72, of Saddle Brook died Friday. Before retiring, he was a truck driver for Ferguson Propeller, Hoboken. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Saddle Brook, where he was a member of the Seniors. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

GERTRUDE E. JUDGE SMITH, 67, of Ridgewood died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a research chemist for the A & P Tea Co. She was a parishioner of St. Gabriel R.C. Church, Saddle River. She was a member of the American Society of Confectionary Chemists, the Society of Food Technicians, and the American Chemical Society. She was a 1942 graduate of St. John's College, New York City. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

JULIUS T. SURDYKA, 88, of Wallington died Saturday. Before retiring in 1969, he was a salesman for Continental Baking Co., Paterson, where he worked for 32 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Wallington. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

RUDOLPH MICHAEL TRONIO, 72, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Pine Brook, died Tuesday. He had been a tool and die maker. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, Palm Harbor.
 

KATHERINE "KATE" FARWELL VALENTIN, 101 of Hackensack died last Sunday. Before retiring, she was a teacher at the Broadway School, Hackensack, for 13 years. Previously, she had taught at many schools in five other states. She was a graduate of New Jersey State Teachers College. She was a member and organist at the Church of the Holy Communion, Paterson, and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Episcopal Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

FLORENCE DEL GUERCIO VOGLINO, 79, of Wayne died Friday. She had invented the formula for Red Circle, later patented as Clorex. She owned A Vending Amusements Co., Newark, and Ace TV Kiddie Rides. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

ESTHER TANNENBAUM WEINER, 85, of Fair Lawn died Friday. Before retiring, she was an attorney. She was a member of the Fair Lawn Chapter of ORT and the Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapels, Fair Lawn.
 

ADA PARSONS ZEBROWSKI, 75, of Garfield died Saturday. She had been store manager of the Laundry Basket, Saddle Brook. She was a member of the Garfield Senior Citizens and the AARP. Arrangements: Edward F. Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook.


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