Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Tuesday, February 15, 2000

GRACE V. ALLAN, 78, of Elmwood Park died Sunday. She was a member of the First Reformed Church, Passaic, where she taught Sunday school. She was a Brownie leader in Elmwood Park and a member of the Hawthorne Ladies' Bowling League. Arrangements: Oakland Memorial Home.
 

AGNES POOLE BATUM, 85, of Hillsdale died Sunday. Before retiring in 1983, she owned the A1 Driving School, Jersey City. She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Hillsdale. Arrangements: Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, Brick.
 

VALENTINE YOSGOTT BURGUJIAN, 87, of Teaneck died Friday. She had been a cafeteria worker in the Bergen County school system. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
 

THE REV. MARK A. DITTAMI, 87, of Taunton, Mass., died Saturday. In 1970, he established the St. Therese Chapel at the Bergen Mall, Paramus, and served until 1980. He entered the Order of the Carmelites in 1962 and graduated from Catholic University in Washington with a degree in theology. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Arrangements: Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, Mass.
 

MILDRED DUSSAULT-BENDER, 93, of Emerson, formerly of Moonachie and Hasbrouck Heights, died Friday. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

MARGARET P. EADES, 61, of the Silver Ridge Park West section of Berkeley Township, formerly of Dumont, died Sunday. Born in Ireland, she came to the United States in 1956. Arrangements: O'Connell's Home for Funerals, Bayville.
 

ADELE BERKOWITZ ERON of Haworth died Sunday. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Englewood.
 

VICTORIA J. FAUCI, 67, of Stirling, formerly of Northvale, died Monday. Before retiring in 1995, she was a secretary at the Shrine of St. Joseph, Stirling, and was previously a secretary at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Norwood, where she worked for 10 years. She also had served as a Eucharistic minister at Immaculate Conception Church. Arrangements: Valley Memorial Funeral Home, Gillette.
 

ANNIE MAE FOSTER, 86, of Paterson died Wednesday. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

LOUISE F. HAEMMERLE, 89, of Bogota died Monday. She had been an embroidery mender for Stein and Tobler, Union City. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church and was a member of the Seniors, both in Bogota. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 

FRIEDA MARGULES HANDELMAN, 87, of Paterson died Sunday. Before retiring, she was assistant to the dean of the College of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, where she worked for 15 years. She was a member of Temple Emanuel and its Sisterhood, Paterson. She also was a member of the YM/YWHA and the Jewish Federation Tenants Association, both in Paterson. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

ELEANOR JONES LESTER, 75, of Westwood died Monday. She was a packer for Lederle Labs Inc., Pearl River, N.Y., where she worked for 25 years. She was a parishioner of St. Andrew R.C. Church, Westwood. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

ANNA LIEBSCH, 92, of North Chelmsford, Mass., formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, died Saturday. Born in Ireland, she came to the United States in 1928. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

GERALDINE CLARKIN LIGUORI, 71, of Dumont died Saturday. Before retiring in 1994, she was a secretary at the Lovell J. Honiss School, Dumont, where she worked for 26 years. She was a parishioner of St. Therese R.C. Church, Cresskill. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

HELEN SPAGNUOLO MAIORISI, 82, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Hackensack, died Friday. Before retiring, she owned Helen's Hut, Hackensack. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: J. Rocciola Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

RUTH M. MATHEWS, 85, of Ridgewood died Sunday. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

ROBERT C. MAYER, 68, of North Caldwell died Saturday. He was a buyer and salesman for NVA Inc., Hanover. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Little Falls, where he served as head usher and warden and was a member of the vestry. Arrangements: Dancy Funeral Home, Caldwell.
 

D. PATRICIA WEHLING MILLER-SKINNER, 77, of Springfield, Vt., formerly of Mahwah, died Monday. Before retiring, she was president of Skinner's Salted Nuts Inc., Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

MARIE THERESA RISPOLI MONACO, 78, of Lodi died Sunday. Before retiring in 1970, she was a waitress at the Mayflower Diner, Hackensack, where she worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
 

JEFFREY E. O'BRIEN, 45, of Little Falls died Thursday. He had been a special education teacher for the Westmoor school district, Daly City, Calif. Arrangements: Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, Hoboken.
 

LANIE F. MORRIS PETRELLI, 54, of Dumont died Monday. She was a bookkeeper for Keystone Printing, Dumont. She was a parishioner of St. Therese R.C. Church, Cresskill, where she was a Eucharistic minister and member of the Altar Guild. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

ROY J. SHEPSTONE SR., 88, of Lodi died Monday. Before retiring, he was a maintenance worker at the Quality Inn, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

DAVID A. SHERLOG, 69, of Washington Township died Sunday. Before retiring in 1987, he was a trust officer at the Marine Midland Bank, New York City, where he worked for 37 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Adoration Society of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church and the Mother Seton Council of the Knights of Columbus, both in Washington Township. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

JULIA GONIS SOUMAS of Fort Lee died Sunday. She was born in Greece. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian, Tenafly. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

RALPH SPAGNOLA, 86, of Waldwick died Sunday. Before retiring in 1979, he was a metallurgist at the Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, where he worked for 13 years. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Midland Park, a volunteer for the Auxiliary of The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, and a life member of Hobbyist's Unlimited, Ridgewood, and ASM International. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

FANNIE CUSIMANO TARANTO, 90, of Norwood died Sunday. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

LILLIAN REMBOY TEMBY, 91, of Wayne died Sunday. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, the Golden Age Circle, and Grange 145, all in Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

WALTER J. TKACZ, 80, of Glen Rock died Monday. Before retiring last year, he owned the Glen Rock Coin Shop since 1973. Previously, he had owned several local motels and other businesses. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Upper Montclair Country Club and the American Numismatic Association. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

MARGARET DEL RE TRANCHETTI, 84, of Lodi died Monday. Before retiring in 1977, she was a seamstress for Park Dress, Lodi, where she worked for 44 years. She was parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was a member of the Passaic Local of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

VIRGINIA VASPOL, 69, of Garfield died Monday. Before retiring in 1995, she was a clerical worker for the Greater New York Box Co., Clifton, where she worked for 30 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

BEATRICE MC GOWAN WALKER, 92, of Montclair, formerly of Union City, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1973, she was a forewoman for the former Pennsylvania Railroad, Jersey City. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

JOHN J. WALSH SR., 82, of Hawthorne died Sunday. He had been an automobile mechanic for El's Auto Repair, Hawthorne. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

SARAH LEE COCKFIELD ZIMMERMAN, 69, of Paterson died Saturday. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses of Hawthorne. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

BENJAMIN ZUKOWSKI, 80, of Garfield died Sunday. He had been a construction worker for Union Hall Services. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Garfield Community Funeral Home.

Thursday, February 17, 2000

JAMES M. "MR. J" ADAMS, 76, of Paterson died Sunday. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

JOHN W. BRADLEY, 84, of Waldwick, formerly of West New York, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1979, he was an insurance underwriter for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York City. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood. 
 

RALPH HUGH BROWN SR., 70, of Paterson died Sunday. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

ANNA LICHTENAUER BRUMMER, 95, of East Rutherford died Tuesday. She had been a cashier for Bamberger's, Paramus. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Passaic; Stella Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Garfield, and AARP. She was a former member of the Seniors, East Rutherford. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
 

MATTIE "GINA" BUNDICK, 33, of Paterson died last Thursday. She worked for Barnert Hospital, Paterson. Previously, she worked for Wells Fargo, and was a security guard at Eastside High School, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

GEORGE L. CAMLET of Clifton died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was an architect and partner with Camlet & Sons, Clifton. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Clare R.C. Church, Clifton. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Architects League of Northern New Jersey, the Society of Architects, and the Optimist Club, Clifton. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford; and Columbia University, New York City. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

ANTONIO CIALONE, 70, of Palisades Park died Tuesday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1992, he worked for J. Fletcher Creamer Construction Co. for 25 years. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

RUTH CARTER WEITZELL CUNDARI, 84, of Wayne died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was an exporter for Jergens Inc., Belleville. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

SAMUEL S. DEL MAURO, 66, of Naples, Fla., and McCaysville, Ga., formerly of Paterson and Pompton Plains, died Monday. Before retiring in 1990, he was a teacher, director of language arts, and a principal in the Paterson public school system, where he worked for 33 years. He was a former member and past president of the Paterson Education Association and the Paterson Principals Association. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

FLORENCE LILLIAN CODNER DE RITTER, 84, of Fair Lawn died Tuesday. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

ALBERT K. ECKHARDT SR., 76, of Dumont died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1985, he worked for Con Edison, New York City, for 37 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 
 

CHARLES JOSEPH ELDER, 81, of Bergenfield died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a warehouse manager for Zuni Altman, Elizabeth. He had also been a parking attendant at St. John R.C. Church, Bergenfield. He was a member of the Bergenfield Rent Leveling Board. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

ELIZABETH V. PAGANINI FAZIO, 81, of Portsmouth, R.I., formerly of Bergenfield, died Saturday. She was a former parishioner of St. John R.C. Church, Bergenfield, and attended the R.C. Church of the Ascension, New Milford. She was a member of the Golden Age Club and the the Knights of Columbus auxiliary, both in Bergenfield. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

MARY LAGANO FONTANROSA, 93, of Closter died Tuesday. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

JOHN F. GRIFFIN, 83, of Passaic died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1981, he was a fireman for the City of Passaic Fire Department for 22 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Powell-Marrocco Funeral Home, Passaic.
 

GERARD H. HAGEMAN, 79, of Clifton died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1982, he was a vice president of Emigrant Savings Bank, New York City, where he worked for 43 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

MICHAEL HARRISON, 35, of Paterson died Feb. 9. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

OTTO HENRY HETTINGER, 79, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Closter, died Wednesday. He owned Hettinger Insurance Agency, Closter. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, Closter. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Mr. & Mrs. Club, the Lions Club, and the Elks Lodge, all in Closter. He was a member of the Bergen County and New Jersey State Independent Insurance Agents. Arrangements: Strunk Vero Beach Chapel.
 

GENEVERA TARDY JENKINSON, 85, of Paterson died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1986, she was a social worker for Passaic County for 10 years. Previously, she was an interior decorator for Chris Fattal Interior Design, Clifton, for 10 years. She was a parishioner of St. Gerard R.C. Church and St. Mary R.C. Church, both in Paterson. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
 

JAMES W. KERRIGAN SR., 78, of Bogota died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1978, he was a corrections officer for the City of New York, where he worked for 21 years. A Navy Armed Guard veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 117. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church and a member of the Seniors, both in Bogota. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 

ALBERT S. KOVALENCIK, 81, of Garfield died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1980, he worked for the foundry department of Curtiss-Wright Corp., Wood-Ridge, for 42 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

BLANCHE MILDRED LA BRIE, 83, of Kennebunkport, Maine, formerly of Cresskill, died Sunday. She worked for Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs. She was a member of Cresskill Congregational Church and its Ladies Aid, Friendly Workers, and Givers. Arrangements: Dennitt-Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Saco, Maine.
 

JOSEPH POTENZA, 81, of Garfield, formerly of Jersey City, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a construction worker with Laborers' International Local 321, Passaic, for 29 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

IRENE A. ROGERS, 82, of Paterson died Sunday. Before retiring, she worked for Forstmann Woolen Mills and Sumter Cleaning Corp., both in Paterson. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

EDNA JOSEPH SALFINO, 82, of Paterson died Jan. 21. Before retiring, she was a singer. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
 

CATHERINE ALOIA SANTORA, 74, of Wood-Ridge, formerly of Hackensack, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1994, she was an assistant bookkeeper for Sunshine Pickle Co., Hackensack, where she worked for 18 years. Previously, she had owned and operated Kay's Luncheonette, Hackensack. She was a parishioner of R.C. Church of Assumption of the Blessed Lady, Wood-Ridge, and St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

PHILIP SCANCERELLA, 89, of Carlstadt died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1973, he was a mechanic for UOP Chemical Co., East Rutherford, where he worked for 22 years. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, East Rutherford, where he was an usher. He was a member of the Seniors and the Auxiliary Police, both in Carlstadt, and of St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus 4524. He was an honorary sheriff's deputy of Passaic County. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
 

HENRY JOSEPH SCHOENMAKERS of Mahwah, formerly of Ramsey and Waldwick, died Tuesday. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Ramsey. He was a former parishioner of St. Luke R.C. Church, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus, both in Waldwick. He was a former member of the Wayne Elks Club and the Ramsey Country Club. He was a graduate of New York University and the Stoner Institute of Banking. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

LAMAR SHIPP of Paterson died Feb. 7. He was an Army veteran. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

ETHEL M. SINKBEIL, 89, of Wayne, formerly of Lincoln Park, died Wednesday. She had been a teacher for the Lincoln Park Board of Education for 46 years. She was a member of First Reformed Church of Lincoln Park. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.
 

ANNA O. PAPA SMITH, 97, of Ramsey, formerly of Teaneck, died Monday. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

LILA STOKES of Danbury, Conn., formerly of Paterson, died Monday. She was a tax accountant for IBM, Southbury, Conn., where she worked for 27 years. Previously, she worked for Garden State Credit Bureau, for 11 years. She was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, Paterson, where she taught Sunday school. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

GEORGE WOLF, 92, of Clifton died Wednesday. Before retiring 20 years ago, he worked for the Clifton Public Library. Previously, he worked for Manhattan Print Works, Passaic, and Waldrich Co., Clifton. He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

ALICE SPANO LIONETTI, 86, of Florence, Mass., formerly of New Milford, died Tuesday. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

CAROL A. SCHWEITZER MAGLIO, 61, of West Milford died Wednesday. She was a former dispatcher for the Riverdale Police Department and had been a New Jersey forest fire ranger. She had been a leader for the Newfoundland area Girl Scouts. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

SEAN MICHAEL MAYO, 22, of West Milford died Tuesday. He worked for Pizza Place, West Milford. A graduate of West Milford High School, he was attending Chubb Institute, Parsippany. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
 

SADIE MEIMA MEROP, 102, of North Haledon died Tuesday. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff. 
 

E. PATRICK MULLALLY, 67, of Hilton Head, S.C., and the Lake Walkill section of Vernon Township, formerly of Wayne, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1990, he was vice president of McAllister Brothers Towing and Lighterage, New York City, where he worked for 33 years. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8441, Vernon, and American Legion Post 1870, New York City. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Marion Council, Pompton Lakes. He was a former parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Pompton Lakes. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

DANIEL A. MYERS, 78, of Norwood died Friday. Before retiring in 1983, he was a maintenance dispatcher for Trans World Airlines, Queens. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.
 

FLORENCE NATOLI, 75, of Union City died Wednesday. Arrangements: Leber Funeral Home, Union City.
 

EVELYN MAY O'NEILL, 76, of Fairview, formerly of Hoboken, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1985, she was a bank officer for Chase Manhattan Corp., New York City. She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Fairview. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

JOHN A. PARHAM of Hackensack died Monday. He was a recycling engineer for Bergen County. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 50, both in Hackensack. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

AGNES PFUHL of Freehold, formerly of Ramsey, died Thursday. She was a former parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, past president of the Woman's Club, and a member of the Historical Society and Democratic Club, all in Ramsey. Arrangements: Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold.
 

VICTORIA BOCCADORA PIPARO, 88, of Passaic died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Powell-Marrocco Funeral Home, Passaic.


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