Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Wednesday, March 31, 1999

GRACE DEMANTO BELMONTE, 91, of Norwood died Tuesday. Before retiring 30 years ago, she was a seamstress for Fashion Craft, New York City. She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Norwood. She was a member of the Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and the Seniors, both in Norwood. She also was a member of the Northvale Seniors and the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, New York City. Arrangements: Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.

MARY SMYTH BOGER, 92, of Ramsey died Sunday. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Ramsey. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.

JAMES VINCENT CERULLO, 92, of North Bergen died Tuesday. He was the founder of the NJ Driving School and owner of the James Vincent Bicycle Shop, North Bergen. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars McDowell Post, North Bergen. He was a member of the New Jersey Driving School Association. He was a North Bergen Parking Authority Commissioner. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.

VICTOR F. COLELLA of Ramsey, formerly of Teaneck, died Tuesday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1982, he was a certified public accountant, and vice president and controller of Fair Lawn Industries, Fair Lawn. He was a former member of the AICPA and the New York Association of CPAs. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Mahwah. A graduate of St. John's University, Queens, he received a master's degree from Columbia University. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.

CICELY CRITCHERSON, 94, of Englewood, formerly of Ridgewood, died Monday. She was born in England. Before retiring, she was a Broadway dancer. She was a former member of Highlights in Leisure Time, Ridgewood. Arrangements: C.C. Van Emburgh, Ridgewood.

MARGARET A. DeVALUE, 75, of Neptune City, formerly of Paterson, died Sunday. She was a former parishioner of St. Brendan R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Manchester Memorial Funeral Home, Whiting.

RACHEL ELLIS DiDONATO, 71, of Fair Lawn died Sunday. Before retiring, she worked for Chem-Aid Co., Saddle Brook. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.

HELEN E. ZIDOWSKI FALLET, 87, of Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Wyckoff, died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a customer service representative at Sears, Passaic, where she worked for 20 years. She was a member of the Wyckoff Welcome Wagon. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.

RICHARD J. FLOOD, 51, of West Milford. He was a technician for the city of Newark at the Newark Watershed, West Milford. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Arrangements: Reilly Funeral Home, Belmar.

SONJA DE BRUYN GAREY, 57, of Mahwah, formerly of Ramsey, died Sunday. She was born in the Netherlands. She was a beautician at Anthony's Hair & Nails, Ho-Ho-Kus, where she worked for 25 years. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.

ROSE BREGON GEARY, 83, of North Haledon died Sunday. Before retiring in 1983, she was a licensed practical nurse for Christian Health Care Center, Wyckoff. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Wyckoff. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.

ALBERT T. GERBER, 85, of Mahwah, formerly of Hawthorne, died Friday. Before retiring in 1976, he was a payroll supervisor for Public Service Electric and Gas Co., Clifton, where he worked for 32 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.

ELEANOR F. KUBASH GLOWACKI, 76, of Saddle Brook died Monday. Arrangements: John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.

DOROTHY PROUT GORSUCH, 82, of Ramsey died Tuesday. She was a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Ramsey, and Navesink Garden Club. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.

JEANETTE SCHIPPER HAGEDORN of North Haledon, formerly of Midland Park, died Saturday. She was born in the Netherlands. She was a member of the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church and a former member of its Ruth Circle. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.

KENNETH S. HARRISON of Ridgefield Park died Tuesday. He was a mechanical engineer for BSME. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.

VIRGINIA ALSTON SAUNDERS HARRISON, 79, of Englewood died Sunday. Before retiring 15 years ago, she was a nurse's aide at Bergen Pines Hospital, Paramus. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Englewood. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.

JUNE A. HUGHES, 74, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of New Milford, died Saturday. Arrangements: Toale Bros. Funeral Directors, Sarasota, Fla.

MARIE MURRAY KENNEDY, 93, of Wood-Ridge, formerly of Jersey City, died Monday. Arrangements: Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge.

KENNETH V. LEDDY, 74, of Washington Township, formerly of West New York, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a custodian for the Westwood Regional Board of Education at the Berkeley School. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 206, Westwood, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6192, Washington Township. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Washington Township. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Thomas More Council, Westwood. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.

JEROME LEVINE, 80, of Wayne died Monday. He had owned People's Park Pharmacy, Paterson, where he also was a registered pharmacist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Fulton Friendship Free & Accepted Masons Lodge, Park Ridge, the YM-YWHA, Wayne, and assistant chief of the Wayne Township Memorial First Aid Squad. He was an instructor trainer of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the American Heart Association, instructor for first aid for the Red Cross, and a volunteer instructor for senior citizens at St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson. He was a past trustee of the Passaic County Pharmaceutical Association. A graduate of City College of New York, he received his pharmacy degree from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

MARY FRANCES CONNELLY LYNCH, 85, of Rutherford died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Passaic. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Rutherford. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.

ROBERT F. MARTLING, 64, of Piscataway, formerly of Englewood, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1994, he was director of individual support systems for Anthem Health Life, Piscataway, where he worked for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran. Arrangements: Piscataway Funeral Home, Piscataway.

VINCENZA PELLEGRINO PANTANO, 79, of Garfield died Monday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.

ANTONINA IMBURGIA PARISI, 92, of Fairview died Monday. She was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1972, she was a dressmaker for the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, New York City, for 50 years. She was a former member of the Italian Congregational Church of Cliffside Park. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

WARREN FRANKLIN RAAB, 75, of Glen Rock died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1992, he was an electrical draftsman and designer for Bendix Corp., Teterboro, where he worked for 20 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Glen Rock. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.

BRADIE SPELLER SR., of Roosevelt, N.Y., formerly of Teaneck, died Friday. Before retiring in 1991, he was a newspaper deliveryman for the Daily News, where he worked for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.

LEE COMISKET SPREEN, 67, of Ringwood died Monday. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.

ANTHONY STELMACH,86, of Lyndhurst died Monday. He had been a self-employed carpenter and general contractor in Lyndhurst. He was parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church, Lyndhurst, and a member of its Holy Name Society and St. Cecilia Polish Choir. He was a member of the Chopin Singing Society, Passaic. Arrangements: Parrow Funeral Home, North Arlington.

ENZO STREPPARAVA, 44, of Closter died Monday. He was a sheet-metal worker for CN Sheet Metal, Maspeth, N.Y. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.

GERTRUDE JOHANNA SONNEMA VEENSTRA ofNorth Haledon died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a secretary for Brauer Bros., New York City. Previously, she worked for Glen Rock Stair Co., Glen Rock. During World War II, she was a certified Red Cross nurse at Paterson General Hospital, Paterson. She was a member of Sixth Reformed Church, North Haledon. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.

ADELE M. VERRELLI,82, of Whiting, formerly of Hackensack,died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1980, she was a nurse at Bellevue Hospital, New York City. She was a graduate of Bellevue School of Nursing, New York City. She was a first lieutenant Army nurse in World War II. She was a charter member of Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.

JEAN PUTIGNANO WARD, 75, of Providence, R.I., formerly of Tenafly, died Monday. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper for Dutch Cleaners, Englewood. She was a parishioner of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Tenafly. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.

CLAYTON JOSEPH WARREN, 85, of Teaneck died Sunday. Before retiring 20 years ago, he was a chef-cook for Bendix Corp., Teterboro, where he worked for 18 years. Previously, he was a Pullman porter for Penn Central Railroad, New York City, where he worked for 10 years. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.

LEO HERMANN WERNER, 78, of West Milford, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights and East Rutherford, died Tuesday. He was born in Germany. Before retiring, he was a warehouseman for Grand Union, Rutherford. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.

Monday, April 5, 1999

JAMES DUGAN BROOMALL, 21, of Norwood died Saturday. He was a finance major at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., where he was treasurer of the Theta Chi fraternity. He was a 1996 graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, where he played varsity football and won the NBIL golf championship and Coaches Award. He was a volunteer at the Special Olympics in Greenville. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Norwood. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Arrangements: Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.

SADIE RUMORE BUDA, 88, of Fort Lee died Friday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1912. She was a parishioner of Madonna R.C. Church, Fort Lee. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.

ANTHONY J. BUTERA, 86, of Wayne, formerly of Fair Lawn, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1979, he was a carpenter for Curtiss-Wright Corp., Wood-Ridge, where he worked for 39 years. He was a member of the Fair Lawn Seniors Group and its Swingers. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.

JOHN J. DURISKO, 74, of Saddle Brook, formerly of Wallington, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1982, he was a pressman for Garfield Manufacturing Co., Wallington, where he worked for 25 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2640, Wallington. He was a parishioner of St. Michael Cathedral, Passaic. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.

ALICE JANETTE DURYEA, 98, of Lakewood, formerly of Wyckoff, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1962, she was an elementary school teacher in the Hawthorne school system for 42 years. She was a member of the Church in Brielle and a former member of Wyckoff Reformed Church. She was a member of the National Teachers Association. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.

TOM JOHNSON of Hackensack died Thursday. He had been a self-employed auto detailer. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hackensack. He was a member of Elks Lodge 153 and Mount Zion Lodge 50, both in Hackensack. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.

MELVIN D. "SKEETS" McCOY SR., 70, of Somerset, formerly of Englewood, died Friday. He had been vice president of Alexander Brown Co., East Orange, and founder and manager of GE-ME Co., Somerset. He was a 1956 graduate of Los Angeles City College, where he was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. An Army veteran, he was a member of Henry Douglas American Legion Post 58 and Mason Shiloh Lodge 57. He was a past president of the Paterson Great Falls Lions Club and a former secretary of the Urban League in Englewood. He was the first black salesman on Palisade Avenue in Englewood and the first black licensed real estate agent in Clifton. Arrangements: Bronson & Guthlein Funeral Home, Milltown.

ALFREDO O. PETRELLA, 94, of Cliffside Park died Saturday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring, he was a supervisor in the men's garment industry in New York City for 10 years. He was a parishioner of Epiphany R.C. Church, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.

JOSEPH PIOWLSKI, 84, of West New York died Saturday. Before retiring in 1977, he was a bronze molder for Renult Foundry, North Bergen. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. John Nepomucene R.C. Church, Guttenberg. Arrangements: Joseph Z. Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.

DONALD A. ROENISCH, 61, of Lyndhurst, formerly of Wood-Ridge,died Saturday. He owned Plaid Motors, Lyndhurst, for 35 years. Arrangements: Nazare Memorial Home, Lyndhurst.

CHARLES R. "REGGIE" SCHLOERB SR., 80, of Paramus, formerly of Pompton Lakes and Norwood, died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a metal fabricator for Stafford Glass, Midland Park. He was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Saddle Brook. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.

JOSEPH P. SCURALLI, 74, of Wayne died Friday. He was founder of Wayne Machine and Die Co., Totowa, which he owned until retiring in 1990. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne.Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.

ELENA DEL RUSSO TAMMARO, 98, of Paterson died Sunday. She was born in Italy. She was a parishioner of St. Brendan R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.

REBECCA SOMERVILLE WILLIAMS of Hackensack died Friday. She was a life member of New Hope Baptist Church, Hackensack, where she was a deaconess and member of the Flower Club. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.


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