Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Tuesday, February 22, 2000

FRANK J. BONICH, 90, of Emerson, formerly of West New York, died Monday. He was born in Yugoslavia. Before retiring, he worked for Local 5 of the Boilermakers Union, Great Neck, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

FRANCES BRIDGEFORD, 75, of Westwood died Friday. She had been benefits manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Inc., Lyndhurst, where she worked for 29 years. She was a parishioner of St. Andrew R.C. Church, Westwood. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

VINCENT CARABILLO, 58, of Clifton died Monday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1958. He had been a tailor for Lord West Formal Wear, Queens. An Army veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post 8, Clifton. He also was a member of the Ieri-Oggi Domani Club, Rutherford, and the New Jersey Custom Tailors Design Association. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

BERTHA TURBAK DE FINO, 84, of Clifton, formerly of Paterson, died Saturday. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Clifton. She was a former parishioner of St. Hyacinth R.C. Church, Paterson, where she was past president of the Rosary Society and member of the St. Martin's choir. She was a member of the Paterson-Hawthorne Chapter of the National Council of Catholic Women. Arrangements: Marrocco Memorial Chapel, Clifton.
 

ANNA MAIER deLANGE, 73, of Wayne died Monday. Before retiring in 1971, she was a secretary and bookkeeper at Tombrock College, West Paterson. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne, where she was a member of the Mr. & Mrs. Club. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

MICHAEL DEUTSCHJR., 75, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Little Falls and Clifton, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a machinist for Bigelow Components, Springfield, where he worked for 11 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

MARY C. ESPOSITO, 87, of Wanaque, formerly of Fairview, died Sunday. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
 

MICHAEL G. FARRO, 72, of Fairview died Monday. Born in Italy, he came to the United States in 1937. He owned the Plaza Deli, Closter. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Fairview. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

HAROLD H. FOX, 92, of Brevard, N.C., formerly of Ramsey, died Friday. Before retiring, he worked for Public Service Electric and Gas Co. for 45 years. He was past master of Masonic Lodge 200 and a past patron of Chapter 161 of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

CHARLES "RAY" GORMAN, 87, of Danielson, Conn., formerly of Wayne, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1974, he was a production supervisor for the Witco Corp. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Ignatius R.C. Church, Rogers, Conn. Arrangements: Gagnon-Costello Funeral Home, Danielson.
 

NICHOLAS W. GRANCAGNOLO, 87, of Clifton died Monday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1990, he was a partner in New Star Brass and Bronze Works, Brooklyn, for 50 years. He was a parishioner of St. Clare R.C. Church, Clifton, where he was a Eucharistic minister, lector, and choir member. He was a fourth-degree member of St. Isaac Jogues Assembly Knights of Columbus and Council 1277 of the Knights of Columbus, both in Montclair. He also was a member of the Italian-American Club, Belleville, and had been a volunteer at St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Montclair. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

MARGARET C. HUGHES, 85, of West Milford died Sunday. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, West Milford. Arrangements: Richard's Funeral Home, West Milford.
 

BERTHA JANDA, 85, of Ithaca, N.Y., formerly of Garfield, died Friday. Before retiring in 1980, she was an inspector for the Shulton Corp., Clifton, where she worked for 25 years. She was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

HOWARD S. KAMMEN, 79, of Shavertown, Pa., formerly of Teaneck, died Friday. he had been a salesman for Celebrity Inc., New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been active in Bergen County and New Jersey politics. He had been a member of the Jewish Community Center, Teaneck. Arrangements: Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
 

JONASKATZMAN of Wayne died Sunday. He had been a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Hackensack.
 

HAROLD KEARSLEY, 84, of Ridgewood, formerly of North Haledon and Haledon, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1962, he was a 30-year career officer in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. He was a Silver Star recipient, a life member of the national Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of American Legion Post 100, Trenton. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Prospect Park, where he was a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 6903. Arrangements: DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, Haledon.
 

ANNE J. MALONEY-HANLONLaCOUR, 86, of Cresskill died Sunday. She was a parishioner of St. Therese R.C. Church, Cresskill. She was a member of the Cresskill Seniors and the Auxiliary of the Bergen Irish Association. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
 

MARIA "MARY REA" LINDARDI, 97, of Fairview died Monday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1906. She was a former Democratic commiteewoman. She was a member of the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church. She was a member of the Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 337, Fairview. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

PAUL MICKIEWICZ, 84, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Monday. Before retiring in 1986, he owned M & M Graphics, Sarasota, Fla. He previously owned M & M Dye Cutting, Fairfield. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the Hawthorne Gospel Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 281, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

HELMIP. MATSON NIEMAN, 74, of Ramsey died Sunday. She had been a home health aide for Valley Home Health Care, Ridgewood, where she worked for 14 years. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

MARK PORCH, 32, of Ocean View, formerly of West Milford, died Saturday. He was a community education director for Hamilton Township and tickets director for the Atlantic City Surf professional baseball team. He was an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf war. He was a graduate of Jersey City State College. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
 

HAROLD J. POWERS, 70, of Washington Township, formerly of Palisades Park, died Monday. Before retiring in 1990, he was an administration supervisor for AT & T, New York City, where he worked for 42 years. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6192, Washington Township. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Washington Township, where he served as an usher. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council 5427 and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a former member and exempt fireman of the Palisades Park Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 
 

JANE LAUDATO RITCHIE, 99, of East Rutherford died Monday. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

MAX ROSEN, 81, of Jersey City died Sunday. Before retiring 20 years ago, he was a cutter for Fashion Footwear, Englewood. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Englewood.
 

MARY K. SANDFORD, 87, of Lincoln Park died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a claims adjuster for Chubb Insurance Co., Summit. Arrangements: Pinkel Funeral Home, Sussex.
 

LENA BELLANGASCANNELLA, 90, of Passaic died Sunday. She had been a spool-machine operator for Botany Woolen Mills, Passaic. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

DANIEL G. SKLEPKO, 63, of East Rutherford, formerly of Wallington, died Sunday. He had been a self-employed painter for 40 years. He was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Wallington. He was a member of the Deborah Hospital Heart and Lung Center. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

JOHN P. SZABO, 83, of Hackensack died Sunday. Before retiring, he was a pump tester. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

ARLENEF. SILBER THIES, 60, of Wayne died Sunday. She was an office manager for Meadowlands Paper Products, where she worked for 20 years. She was a member of St. Michael Episcopal Church, Wayne. She was a member of the Republican Organization and served as a Republican committeewoman and a member and past president of the library Board of Trustees, all in Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

WILLIAM TRAPP, 95, of Whiting, Manchester Township, formerly of Maywood, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1972, he owned William Trapp Painting and Decorating, Maywood, for 40 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Maywood. Arrangements: Riggs Funeral Home, Forked River.
 

CHARLES H. VIETHEER, 78, of Bradenton, Fla., and Rutherford, died Friday. Before retiring, he was a machinist and toolmaker for the Kearfott Co., where he worked for 31 years. He had been a volunteer with the Rutherford Fire Department for 30 years. He was a member of the Masons. Arrangements: Covell Cremation & Funeral Center, Bradenton.
 

THOMAS A. VISCELLO, 76, of Lakewood, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, died Sunday. Before retiring three years ago, he owned F.R.F. Laboratories, New York City. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of St. John's University and Fordham University, and received a doctorate degree in biochemistry from Columbia University. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Elks, the Pioneer Club, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was past president of the Board of Health, all in Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Brough Funeral Home, Summit.
 

BEN WERNER, 92, of Gulfport, Fla., formerly of Jersey City, died Monday. Before retiring 20 years ago, he owned Mark Drugs, Union City. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Grover Post. He was a member of the Workman's Circle of Hudson and Bergen County. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Englewood.

Friday, February 25, 2000

JACQUELINE HASS BACKER, 53, of Allendale, formerly of Teaneck, died Thursday. She was a teacher and a tutor. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

GRACE H. BUDDE, 88, of Berkeley Township, formerly of Teaneck, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1982, she was an executive administrator for National Community Bank, Maywood, where she worked for 25 years. Arrangements: Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River.
 

PATRICK BUONO, 54, of Englewood died Wednesday. He was a computer data-processing consultant. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen. 
 

IDA ARDIZONE CUSUMANO, 88, of Allendale died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1977, she was an executive secretary for Marsh McLennan, New York City. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.
 

MARY "MARY DEE" DEMONCADA, 67, of Fort Lee died Feb. 16. She had been a secretary and administrative assistant. Previously, she had been a vocalist with the Moonlighters. Arrangements: Vanella's Funeral Chapel, New York City. 
 

ANNA K. EBLING, 92, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Bogota, died Monday. Before retiring, she was a receptionist. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

WALTER C. ECKHOFF, 89, of Leonia, formerly of Guttenberg, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1975, he was a quality assurance engineer for the Curtiss-Wright Corp. He was a member of the English Neighborhood Reformed Church. He had been a member of Masonic Lodge 136, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield.
 

EUGENIA GALLO, 92, of Wyckoff, formerly of Bergenfield, died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a garment worker. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

WILLIAM C.W. GILBERT SR., 100, of Ridgewood died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a purchasing agent for Becton Dickinson and Co., East Rutherford. An Army veteran of World War I, he was a member of American Legion Post 53, Ridgewood. He was a member of Grace Church, Ridgewood, and a former member of the Oratorio Society of New York, where he was a soloist. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 
 

VICTORIA HAMWAY, 94, of Clifton died Wednesday. Born in Syria, she came to the United States in 1909. She was a parishioner of St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, West Paterson. Arrangements: Gorny & Gorny Mortuary, Paterson.
 

JOSEPHINE HARMANDE, 82, of River Edge died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, River Edge, and was a class mother and a volunteer for its grammar school. She was a member of the Woman's Club and the Republican Club, both in River Edge, and American Legion Post 226 Auxiliary. Arrangements: Beaugard Funeral Home, River Edge.
 

JOANN HARRISON, 52, of Englewood died Wednesday. She was a bus aide for Taranto Bus Co., Englewood. Previously, she had been a telephone operator for New Jersey Bell. She was a former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Englewood. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
 

ROBERTA HARRISON HOUSE of Paterson died Monday. She was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

HELEN GOLIS KEARNEY, 86, of Paterson died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. James R.C. Church, Totowa. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
 

ANTHONY LA ROSA, 90, of North Haledon died Wednesday. He was born in Italy. He was a master carpenter with the New York District Council of Carpenters, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Prospect Park. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

MICHAEL LAUDICINA, 85, of East Rutherford died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a sales associate for Becton Dickinson, East Rutherford. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, East Rutherford. He was a drum and bugle player with the Caballeros and the Muchachos, and was a member of the Bloomingdale Fireman's Band and the Doremus Post Drum & Bugle Corps, Hackensack. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

MARGARET PAULINE GAFFNEY LESKO, 60, of Mount Pocono, Pa., formerly of Lodi, died Tuesday.She was born in Ireland. She had been a quality control manager for Liz Claiborne. Arrangements: Garfield Community Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

ANTHONY LIBONATI, 75, of Bergenfield died Wednesday. He owned the Wagon Wheel restaurant, Bergenfield. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the William L. Daniels Masonic Lodge and the Bergenfield Elks. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 
 

SOPHIE E. KOCH LIPANI, 85, of Clifton died Wednesday. She had been a key punch operator for Alexander's department store in Paramus. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

PEARL MARCHISEN, 84, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Hawthorne, died Monday. She had been active with the fund-raising committee for the building of the Hawthorne Municipal Pool. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

FLOYD MATLICK, 69, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Wood-Ridge, died Monday. Arrangements: Levitt-Weinstein Funeral Home, Tamarac.
 

NEIL V. McELROY, 62, of Harrington Park died Thursday. He was a truck driver for North American Van Lines. A Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3050, Spring Valley, N.Y., and American Legion Post 1447, Monsey, N.Y. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
 

MICHAEL F. MEEHAN SR., 63, of Fort Lee died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1997, he was a salesman for Kable Publishing, New York City. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion. He was a parishioner of Madonna R.C. Church, Fort Lee. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

JOYCE C. STEELE MONTELBANO, 54, of East Rutherford, formerly of Clifton, died Wednesday. She was an office manager for Accutec Inc., Wallington, where she worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

LAVINA "MINA" MORO-LIN, 72, of Leonia, formerly of Ridgefield, died Thursday. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield.
 

MARY E. FITZGERALD MURPHY, 84, of Maywood died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Hackensack. She was a past president and member of the Columbiettes of Trinity Council 747, Hackensack, and a former state president of the New Jersey Columbiettes. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
 

GERO PIOMBINO, 83, of Palisades Park, formerly of Hoboken, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1970, he owned Gero Jeweler, Hoboken. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Palisades Park. He was a member of the Troy Men's Club, Hoboken, the Chappie's Florist Union City Bowling Team, and the North Hudson Bowling League. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

MARGARET D'ESPOSITO PORCARO, 85, of Englewood Cliffs died Thursday. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

FLORA FONTANELLA RONDHOLZ, 84, of Palisades Park died Thursday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1931. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

GIULIO SCIANCALEPORE, 67, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Union City, died Wednesday. He was born in Italy. He was an electronic technician for Soundesign, Carteret, where he worked for 25 years. He was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

KONSTANTINOS SGOURIS, 85, of Hackensack died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a self-employed furniture maker in Hackensack. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

ANNA LOTESTA SPEYER, 80, of Lyndhurst died Wednesday. She was a member of the Senior Friendship Club, Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst.
 

BEATRICE L. VOGT, 87, of Haskell, formerly of South Hackensack, died Wednesday. She was a member of the Bendix Seniors and the South Hackensack Seniors. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
 

MARIA WEISS, 97, of Cooperstown, N.Y., formerly of Harrington Park, died Wednesday. Born in Germany, she came to the United States in 1928. She formerly attended the Community Church of Harrington Park. Arrangements: Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, Cooperstown.
 

MARGARET VIRGINIA SUTHERLAND WEISSERT, 84, of Wyckoff died Wednesday. She was a member of Franklin Lakes Reformed Bible Fellowship. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

ANGELA CORDESCHI YUNKER, 80, of Cliffside Park, formerly of North Bergen, died Wednesday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1947. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee. 
 

EDLEE JASON ZISKIN, 76, of West Milford, died Wednesday. Before retiring, she was an office manager. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.


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