Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Thursday, June 8, 2000

JEAN MARIE VAN HOUTEN BALEGA, 61, of Elmwood Park died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper for National Paper & Envelope, Carlstadt, where she worked for 15 years. She was a member of Valley Bible Chapel, Washington Township. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Elmwood Park, and had been a member of its Dorcas Society. She was a life member of the ambulance corps and a member of American Legion Post 147 auxiliary, both in Elmwood Park, and she was a former member of American Legion Post 227 auxiliary, Totowa. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

JOSEPHINE MAJORIE CUMMING, 85, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Wyckoff, died May 30. She was a comptroller for John T. Stanley Soap Co., New York City. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

BEATRICE JOY FOX DUNKERLEY, 74, of Bergenfield died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1986, she was an office administrator for American Paper Towel Co., Hackensack, where she worked for 10 years, and previously for Kruger Bros., Lodi. She taught English as a second language at the library and was a member of St. John's Golden Age Club, both in Bergenfield. She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Bergenfield, where she was a lay leader, administration board chairwoman, secretary for the church school board of education, liturgist, and member of the board of trustees and Woman's Society. Arrangements: Riewert's Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
 

HERMAN S. FAUST, 85, of West Milford died Wednesday. He was born in Germany. He was a group vice president and refrigeration engineer for Howard Johnson Ice Cream Co., Englewood. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Seniors, West Milford. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
 

HAROLD F. HANSEN, 95, of Cliffside Park, formerly of North Bergen, died Wednesday. Before retiring 14 years ago, he owned Hansen Bros., North Bergen. He was a member of the North Bergen Kiwanis Club. Arrangements: Leber Funeral Home, Union City.
 

ELEANOR E. GRIFFIN HEIMAN, 90, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Tenafly, died Wednesday. She had been a billing clerk at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Cecilia R.C. Church, Englewood. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
 

WILLIAM S. JOHNSON, 79, of Carlstadt died Tuesday. He had worked for Turbeck Industries, East Rutherford. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vernon. Arrangements: Thomas J. Diffily Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

ANTHONY G. MARANO, 80, of Singer Island, Fla., formerly of Ridgefield, died Tuesday. He had been a Realtor and an insurer for 45 years. He had been director of the Multiple Listing Service and vice president of the Bergen County Board of Realtors. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a past commodore of the Palisade Yacht Club and a former member of the Elks, Weehawken. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

ROBERT MEYER, 73, of Wyckoff, formerly of Hawthorne, died Sunday. He had been a supervisor for Valley Paving, Ramsey. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

GENNARO "JERRY" MINICHINO JR. of Paterson died Tuesday. He was a teacher in the Newark school system for 31 years and had been vice president of the Newark teachers union. He was a past president and member of the St. Gerard School board and past president of the school board at Don Bosco Technical High School, both in Paterson. He was past president of Benedetto Croce Educational Society. He was a Eucharistic minister and former parent advisor of the youth group at St. Gerard R.C. Church, Paterson. He was a former member of the Hillcrest Ball Club executive board and a Little League coach, both in Paterson. A graduate of St. Peter's College, Jersey City, he received a master's degree in administration and supervision from William Paterson University, Wayne. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Cedar Groove.
 

DONARD MURPHY SR., 88, of Rutherford died Monday. He was born in Ireland. He owned several service garages. He held three patents. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

JOHNNIE MAE NORMAN of Passaic died Tuesday. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Passaic.
 

ALBERT J. PELLESCHI, 71, of Las Vegas, formerly of Paterson, died June 1. Before retiring, he was an electrical technician. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of the Fairfield Sportsmen and Conservation Club. Arrangements: Palm Mortuaries & Memorial Parks, Las Vegas.
 

JOHN PRONTIKER, 79, of East Rutherford died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a truck driver for the Daily News, New York City, where he worked for 25 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2640, Wallington. He was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Wallington, and a member of its Knights of Columbus Council 3644. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

BASIL "DANNY" REISS, 89, of Garfield died Tuesday. He had been a machinist for Avon Products, Paramus. Arrangements: Community Funeral Home, Passaic.
 

GEORGE W. ROGERS III, 20, of Garfield died Monday. He worked for Pathmark supermarkets, Clifton, and Garrett Mountain Stables, West Paterson. Arrangements: Marrocco Memorial Chapel, Clifton.
 

MARTIN J. SEGLIO, 76, of Weehawken, formerly of Union City, died Tuesday. Before retiring 10 years ago, he was a teacher, coach, and athletic director at St. Joseph of the Palisades High School, West New York, where he worked for 31 years. He was an Army Corps of Engineers veteran of World War II and a member of the 1255th Combat Engineers Battalion Association. He was secretary and treasurer of the Hudson County Interscholastic Association, and a member of the Emerson Alumni Athletic Association. Arrangements: Leber Funeral Home, Union City.
 

FRANCES CIRELLO TRENTACOSTA, 88, of Garfield died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was an assembly worker for Thomas Electronics, Passaic. Previously, she was a factory worker for Botany Mills, Passaic. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis of Most Holy Name R.C. Church and the Golden Agers, both in Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

HENRY VESPA JR., 68, of Clifton died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1988, he was a firefighter for the city of Clifton for 28 years. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post 8, Clifton. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew R.C. Church, Clifton. He was a trustee for Passaic County Local 5 of the New Jersey State Retired Police and Fire Association, and was a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Firemen's Mutual Benevolent Association. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

LENA ENGELMAN ZARNOWITZ, 81, of Union City died Tuesday. She was born in Poland. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Hackensack.
 

GINA MOIRANO ZUCCHINO, 99, of Fairview died Tuesday. She was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1966, she was a seamstress and coat finisher for 20 years. She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Fairview. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
 

Saturday, June 10, 2000

IDA NIELSEN ALBERSE, 92, of Ramsey died Thursday. Before retiring in 1972, she taughtfor the Upper Saddle River school system, where she worked for 17 years. She was the first lay teacher for St. Paul's School, Ramsey. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

EDITH CRISCUOLO CARPENTER, 94, of Hasbrouck Heights died Thursday. Before retiring in 1971, she was a secretary for the Grolier Society, New York City, where she worked for 47 years. She was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

ROBERT J. 'RUBY' CHIODO, 88, of Lodi died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a maintenance worker for the Lodi Board of Education. Previously, he was a foreman for Uniroyal Co., Passaic, where he worked for 35 years. He had been a ballroom dance instructor. He was inducted into the Bergen County Baseball Hall of Fame as a catcher. He was a member of the 20th Century Athletic Association, Garfield, and the Richmond Athletic Club, Lodi. He was past president of the Lodi Old Timers' Club, where he was a Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball coach. He was past president of the Lodi Senior Citizens Club, and of the Lodi Recreation Commission. He was a third-degree knight of the St. Michael's Knights of Columbus, Lodi. He was a parishioner of St. Francis De Sales R.C. Church, Lodi. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

HAZEL LILLIAN BART DOES, 89, of Rochelle Park died Thursday. She worked as a line supervisor for Faberge for 15 years. She was an antique dealer at Mad Hatter for 25 years. She was a member of Arcola United Methodist Church, Paramus. She was a member of the Rochelle Park Seniors and the Wyckoff Library Depression Glass Club. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

IRENE M. FRIEDEMANN, 80, of Clifton died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton, and a former member of its Rosary Society. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

ANGELINA GIAMPETRUZZI, 93, of Garfield died Friday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States 86 years ago. Before retiring in 1971, she worked for Two Guys Department Store, Garfield, for 15 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

VICTOR J. GONZALES, 95, of Lyndhurst, formerly of Jersey City, died Thursday. He was born in Spain. Before retiring in 1974, he was a steelworker for Ames, Jersey City, where he worked for 48 years. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
 

MARK J. "BUD" KOTLARICH SR., 76, of Ramsey died Friday. He had been a partner with P. K. Construction, Ramsey. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 682, Ramsey, and American Legion Post 859, Suffern, N.Y. He was a member and former trustee of Elks Lodge 1941, Mahwah. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

KAYE COLLINS ROONEY of Fair Lawn died Friday. She was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

KENNETH M. SUDOL, 44, of Passaic died Wednesday. He was a construction worker for companies in the Passaic area for 15 years. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, and a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 359, both in Passaic. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

JOSEPHINE E. TILEARCIO, 70, of the Holiday City South section of Berkeley Township, formerly of Bergenfield, died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church, Toms River. Arrangements: Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River.
 

THOMAS J. VANDER LEEUW, 75, of Oakland died Thursday. Before retiring in 1995, he was a systems analyst for G.E.C. Marconin, Totowa. Previously, he worked for Singer-Kearfott, Totowa, for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Bronze Star recipient. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Franklin Lakes. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church, Oakland. Arrangements: Oakland Memorial Home, Oakland.
 

JO-ANN SIMCAK WERTH, 43, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., formerly of Fair Lawn, died May 23. She was a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla. Arrangements: Ammen Family Funerals, Melbourne, Fla.
 

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

NICHOLAS ANYASODOR, 41, of Hackensack died Sunday. He was a labor economist for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. He also was an adjunct professor of economics at Manhattan Community College, Berkeley College, Turo College, Monroe College, and Concordia College, all in New York City, and at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: Hackensack Funeral Home.
 

EDNA BABBITT, 84, of North Bergen died Sunday. Before retiring, she owned Boro Hall Sweet Shop, Fairview. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

RAPHAEL CANNIZZARO, 96, of Long Branch, formerly of Clifton, died Monday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1966, he worked for General Electric Corp. in Nutley for 20 years. He was a founding member of the Catholic Deaf Society of the Archdiocese of Paterson and was active at their Masses at St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

SANTO A. De FALCO, 87, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Glen Rock and Lyndhurst, died Sunday. Before retiring 17 years ago, he was a butcher for Foodtown in Passaic, where he worked for 15 years. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights. He was a member of AARP and the Seniors of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, both in Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi. 
 

WILLIAM K. EBEL, 70, of Secaucus died Sunday. Before retiring in 1989, he was a carpenter and member of Hudson County Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 6, North Bergen. Arrangements: Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.
 

MARIA CAVALLO ELLIOTT, 90, of Bogota died Monday. She was a member of Bogart Memorial Reformed Church, Bogota. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

JULIUS FASCHING, 77, of Maywood, formerly of Leonia, died Sunday. He was born in Austria and came to the United States in 1923. Before retiring in 1984, he was a mechanic for Consolidated Edison, New York City, where he worked for 39 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Maywood. He was a member of Con Edison Mic-Caliper Club and a former member of the Maywood Boy's Club. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

ROSA J. GARCIA-CEDENO, 48, of Clifton, formerly of Carlstadt, died Sunday. She was born in Puerto Rico and came to the United States in 1970. She was a quality control inspector for Lantis Eyes Corp., Moonachie. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

MADELINE Y. ZECCA GARROU of Teaneck died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a buyer for F.W. Woolworth Inc., New York City. She was a life member of First Waldensian Church, New York City, where she was an organist. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
 

ALBERT E. GILLES, 91, of North Bergen died Saturday. Before retiring, he was an electrical engineer for E.J. Electric, New York City, where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of Electrical Workers Union Local 3, New York City, and the Homestead Senior Citizens, North Bergen. He was past president of the Hudson Council of Mayors and the First Golden Age Club, North Bergen. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

GLORIA GIORDANO, 72, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Lodi, died Friday. Before retiring 12 years ago, she was a clerk for Bergen County for 10 years. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

NORA SUKMAN HOLTZBERG, 84, of Hackensack, formerly of Jersey City, died Sunday. She had worked in her family's business, American Furniture Inc. in Hackensack, for 40 years. She was a member of the Hackensack Hebrew Institute and the YM-YWHA, both in Hackensack. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

DOLORES S. EKELCHIK KAHN, 58, of West New York died Friday. She was a member of Shaare Zedek Synagogue and its Sisterhood in West New York. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

JOSEPH KAYTES, 73, of Hawthorne died Monday. He was founder of Kaytes Ford, Butler. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
 

MARTIN W. KERWIN, 72, of Elmwood Park died Monday. Before retiring in 1996, he was a custodian at Elmwood Park High School, where he worked for 12 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5084, Elmwood Park. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

JUSTINE SWARNEY KIKKERT, 82, of Clifton died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton, and a member of its Leisure Time Club. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

ONOFRIO F. LAURINO, 68, of Mahwah died Monday. Before retiring in 1995, he was a general counsel for United Water Resources, Harrington Park, where he worked for 25 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Ramsey. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

SARAH J. LITTLEJOHN, 73, of Paterson, died Sunday. She had been a nurses aide at Allendale Nursing Home. She was a member of Madison Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson. 
 

FRIEDA MAIER, 97, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, formerly of Edgewater, died Thursday. Arrangements: Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, Neb.
 

TIMOTHY C. MARKANTES, 72, of Washington Township died Sunday. Before retiring in 1995, he owned Westwood Banana Co., where he worked for 40 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Mother Seton Council of the Knights of Columbus, Washington Township. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

RAYMOND J. Mc SHERRY, 86, of Freehold Township, formerly of Bergenfield, died Saturday. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Army for 40 years, retiring as a colonel. Arrangements: Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold.
 

OLGA I. "GOGGI" LIBERG OLSEN, 82, of Ramsey, formerly of Bergenfield, died Monday. Born in Norway, she was a professional theatrical dancer before coming to the United States. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
 

LEROY "ROY" PITTS, 67, of Paterson died Sunday. He had been a construction laborer. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

MARY PERETTA PROSCIA, 91, of West New York, formerly of North Bergen, died Sunday. She had been a volunteer at Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

CHARLES RICHKO, 88, of Lincoln Park died Sunday. Before retiring in 1974, he was an office manager for Charles Scribner & Sons Publishing Co., New York City, where he worked for 12 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 279, Lincoln Park. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lincoln Park, and a member of its choir. Arrangements: Keri Memorial Funeral Home, Lincoln Park.
 

DANIEL RUGGIERO, 72, of Dumont died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a captain with the Bergen County Sheriff's Department. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4290, New Milford. Arrangements: Direct Cremations, Paterson.
 

PAUL SANDARS JR. of Ridgewood died Friday. He was president of Titan Productions, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Apple Ridge Country Club, Mahwah, and the Presidents Country Club. Arrangements: C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

GIUSEPPE SANTACROCE, 74, of Lodi died Monday. He was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1961. He was a member of Laborers International Union of North America Local 472. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lodi. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

PHILIP J. SHEA, 71, of Dumont died Sunday. Before retiring in 1988, he was an electrical technician for Curtiss-Wright Corp., Wood-Ridge. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

RUTH DONNELLY VREELAND, 84, of Paterson died Sunday. Before retiring in 1980, she was a bookkeeper for Standard Hardware, Paterson. She was a life member of Union Avenue Baptist Church, Paterson, and a member of its Prayer and Work Group, and formerly was its financial secretary. She was a former treasurer of the North Haledon Coin and Stamp Club and a member of the Del Debs Woman's Club. She also was a member of the AARP and the Seniors of St. Paul R.C. Church, both in Haledon. Arrangements: Moore's Home For Funerals, Wayne.
 

GENEVIEVE CUNNIFFE WILCOX, 98, of Hawthorne died Sunday. Before retiring in 1968, she was a kindergarten teacher in Paterson. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne, and a member of its Rosary Altar Society. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
 

PHILIP J. ZICHELLA, 86, of Ocean Breeze Park, Fla., formerly of Garfield, died Saturday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring, he was self-employed in the carpet industry. He was a member of the American Bowling Congress. Arrangements: Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, Fla.


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