Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Friday, January 16, 1998
 

ENGLESI BARTHOLOMEW, 89, of Fairview, formerly of Weehawken and Hoboken, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1990, he was a security guard for Hudson United Bank, Union City and Fairview. Previously, he was a special police officer in Weehawken, where he worked for 10 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Civil Defense, Weehawken. Arrangements: Lawton-Turson Funeral Home, Hoboken.
 

HELEN WEISS BAYER, 81, of Fair Lawn died Wednesday. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
 

HELEN J. BARTSCH BIESZARD, 74, of Glen Rock, formerly of Hawthorne, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1986, she worked for Paulist Press, Mahwah, for 20 years. She was a member of the Community Church of Glen Rock, where she was a member of its Women's Guild and choir. She was a former Cub Scout leader, past president of the Hamilton School PTA, both in Glen Rock, and a member of the Ridgewood Choral group. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

IRENE H. BONDS, 92, of Westerville, Ohio, formerly of Teaneck, died Wednesday. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
 

MARY TRAWINSKI BOTEK, 56, of Waldwick, formerly of Mahwah, died Thursday. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

ERNA WOLTMANN BUCKMANN, 89, of Emerson, formerly of Paramus, died Thursday. She was born in Germany. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

LUCY CALDERARO, 89, of Clifton died Thursday. Before retiring, she worked in the garment industry. She was a parishioner of St. Andrew R.C. Church, and a former parishioner of St. Philip R.C. Church, where she was a member of its Rosary Society, all of Clifton. She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

JOSEPHINE DROZD DEYUNN, 74, of Clifton, formerly of Passaic, died Wednesday. Before retiring, she worked for U.S. Rubber Co., Passaic. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, and a member of the St. Stephen R.C. Church Bingo Committee, both in Passaic. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

MARY ELLEN ALTEMOSE DI PALMA, 60, of Waldwick died Thursday. Before retiring in 1996, she was a secretary for Waldwick High School. She was a member of the Waldwick United Methodist Church, where she was treasurer of the Women's Society and past secretary of the Sunday school. She was a former member of the Women's Club, a member of the PTA executive board, and leader of Girl Scout Troop 955, all in Waldwick. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

GRETA I. HEINKICH DUTHIE, 54, of Maywood died Tuesday. She was the national sales manager for Panasonic Inc., Secaucus. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

THOMAS E. FANTRY, 75, of Washington Township died Thursday. Before retiring in 1985, he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Cliffside Park, where he worked for 35 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6192, Washington Township, and American Legion Post 199, Hawthorne. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Washington Township, where he was an usher. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 5427, the Golden Seniors, both in Washington Township, and the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps Alumni. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood. 
 

ELIZABETH M. KELLY FEENEY, 78, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of West New York, died Wednesday. She was a secretary for John Marshall Law School. She was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. Arrangements: Hennessey-Powell Funeral Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

LESLIE M. GELLER, 67, of Paramus died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was an attorney in Hackensack and Paramus. Previously, he was a prosecutor in Paramus. He was also an assistant professor at Hofstra University in New York, where he taught business law. He was the author of the book "North Cape and Other Poems," and "Strategy Zoning." A 1952 graduate of Dartmouth University, he received a juris doctorate from Harvard University. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

FAYE MASLOW GILBERT of Oakland, formerly of Paterson, died Thursday. She was a member of the First Aid Squad, Oakland. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

WALTER R. HESPE, 89, of Ridgefield Park died Thursday. Before retiring 10 years ago, he was an attorney in Ridgefield Park for 50 years. He had also been house counsel for Fidelity Casualty Co., Newark. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former magistrate, both in Ridgefield Park. The body was donated to science.

MARIE JEANNE CONAN JACQ, 86, of Whitefish Bay, Wis., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Wednesday. She was born in France. Before retiring in 1987, she was a custom lampshade maker. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Funeral Home, Fair Lawn.
 

CAROLYN "CARRIE" ROCHNA JENNINGS of Bergenfield died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a cracker packer at the Nabisco Co., Fair Lawn. Arrangements: The Colonial Chapels, Teaneck.
 

H. BOYD JONES, 67, of Rutherford died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a lieutenant for the Rutherford Police Department. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Rutherford. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford. 
 

MARY A. GALCHER JOYNSON, 91, of Mahwah, formerly of Ridgewood and Wyckoff, died Thursday. She owned Mary Amelia Beauticians and Ace Motors, both in Ridgewood. She was a parishioner of Church of the Nativity, Midland Park. She was a former Cub Scout den mother in Ridgewood. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

JOHN KRISKO, 91, of Garfield died Wednesday. Born in Slovakia, he came to the United States in 1934. Before retiring, he owned the 182 Club, Passaic. Previously, he owned the 133 Club, and worked for Okonite Cable Co., both in Passaic. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Roman Orthodox Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

KATHLEEN MARTINEK, 32, of Hopatcong, formerly of Little Ferry, died Wednesday. Arrangements: Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, Landing.
 

BENJAMIN G. McCABE, 73, of Little Egg Harbor Township, formerly of Upper Saddle River, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1987, he was a salesman for Simplex Time Recording Co., Saddle Brook. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Maxwell Funeral Home, Little Egg Harbor.
 

INCORONATA MORSELLA, 94, of Rutherford, formerly of Jersey City, died Thursday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States in 1947. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

HOWARD RANDALL NORRIS, 87, of Bergenfield died Monday. Before retiring in 1978, he owned Randall Norris Associates, a public relations firm in Bergenfield, for 29 years. Previously, he was a reporter for The Record for 10 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

ROSEMARY AROMANDO PACE, 53, of Little Falls died Tuesday. She was branch manager of Hudson United Bank, Cedar Grove, where she worked for 16 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls, where she was a Eucharistic minister, a counselor for Youth Ministry, and taught confirmation classes and CCD. Arrangements: Caggiano Memorial Home for Funerals, Montclair.
 

JOSEPH A. PENOLA, 50, of Kinnelon died Thursday. He was a chiropractor with the Riverdale Wellness Center. He was past president of the Kinnelon-Butler Optimists Club. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
 

SADIE TAVE PERLMAN, 86, of Covington, Ga., formerly of Dumont, died Saturday. She was a former member of the Dumont Seniors. Arrangements: Gutterman Musicant, Hackensack.
 

JOHN C. SCHULZE, 78, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Franklin Lakes died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1985, he was a buyer and sales manager for the Grand Union Co., Wayne, where he worked for 39 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the High Mountain Golf Club, Franklin Lakes. Arrangements: Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center, Sun City West.
 

LAURA STEEGER, 97, of Teaneck died Thursday. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

HELEN LARKIN STERCHELE, 86, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Closter, died Wednesday. She was a charter member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 272, Norwood. She was a graduate of the Needle Trade Academy, New York City. Arrangements: Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
 

ROBERT A. WYNNE JR., 75, of Pensacola Beach, Fla., formerly of Lyndhurst, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a plumber with Plumbers Local 14, Lodi, where he worked for 48 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, North Arlington. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst. 
 

JOHN YANKOWSKI SR., 87, of Elmwood Park, formerly of Passaic, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1970, he was a pressman for Manhattan Rubber Co., Passaic, where he worked for 43 years. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

DORA COHEN ZAREF, 88, of Fort Lee died Thursday. She was a member of the Fort Lee Seniors. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

Saturday, January 17, 1998
 

JENNIFER BERGEN, 25, of Nanuet, N.Y., died Thursday. She was an emergency room admissions clerk for Hackensack University Medical Center. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College, she received a master's degree from Long Island University. Arrangements: Higgins Funeral Home, New City, N.Y.
 

LAWRENCE "LARRY" BIRMAN, 71, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1992, he worked for A. Oppenheimer & Co. He was past president of Temple Avoda, a member of the Knights of Pythias, and a former Little League coach, all in Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Desert Memorial, Las Vegas. 
 

SAM J. BOVE, 72, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Rutherford, died Thursday. Before retiring 10 years ago, he was a maintenance worker for the U.S. Postal Service, Kearny, where he worked for 13 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

JOSEPH CAUDAL JR., 74, of Fair Lawn died Tuesday. He was born in France. Before retiring in 1983, he was a chemical technician for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, where he worked for 30 years. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 281, Fair Lawn, and a recipient of a purple heart. He was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Glen Rock, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

SAMUEL DE GRAAF, 92, of Clifton died Friday. Born in the Netherlands, he came to the United States in 1923. Before retiring in 1959, he was a founder of De Graaf Dairy. He was a member of the United Reformed Church, Clifton, where he was a member of the bowling league, men's choir, and Christian Men's Fellowship. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

PROVIDENCE MUSCARELLA DI MARIA, 87, of Lodi died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

ANN BEVILACQUA DONATUCCIO, 73, of Lodi, formerly of Garfield, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1990, she was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, Hackensack, where she worked for 20 years. Previously, she was a seamstress for R.C.R. Sportswear, Passaic, where she worked for 20 years. She was a member of the American Postal Workers Union and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Arrangements: Alesso Funeral Home, Lodi.
 

ANTHONY R. FATTELL SR., 46, of Wayne died Thursday. He owned Express Mortgage Co., Passaic. Previously, he owned Tony's Deli, Passaic. He was a parishioner of St. Ann Melkite R.C. Church, West Paterson. He was a Coast Guard veteran. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

ANNE NEWMAN FELD of Palisades Park died Friday. Arrangements: Gutterman Musicant, Hackensack.
 

ANNA FLEMING, 89, of Cliffside Park, formerly of Ridgefield, died Thursday. Born in Ireland, she came to the United States in 1925. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew R.C. Church, and a member of the seniors, both in Cliffside Park. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ridgefield.
 

ELEANOR COTTER GISLER, 57, of Montvale died Thursday. She was a nursery school teacher at Prime Time preschool, Westwood, where she worked for 10 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, Park Ridge. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
 

BERNARD "BUD" WILLIAM JAEGER, 66, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of West Milford, died Friday. Before retiring, he was an electrical engineer for Singer-Kearfott, Little Falls. Arrangements: Evoy Funeral Home, North Cape May.
 

HELEN KULESZA KACZYNSKI, 79, of Cliffside Park died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a seamstress. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R. C. Church, North Bergen, where she was a former Girl Scout leader. She was a member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Arrangements: Joseph Z. Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.
 

CAROLINE DANIELS KIEVIT, 90, of Clifton died Thursday. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
 

J. LEONARD KONIGSBERG, 86, of Bayonne died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1972, he was an autoworker at General Motors Corp., Linden. He was a member of Congregation Ohab Sholem, Bayonne, and Hadassah. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

THOMAS G. LA CORTE, 75, of Toms River died Thursday. He was senior quality-control engineer for Singer-Kearfott Inc., Little Falls. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R. C. Church, Garfield. He was a member of the Pigeon Club, and a former member of the 20th Century Athletic Association, both in Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

STEPHEN A. LICHTENBERGER JR., 89, of Rochelle Park and Clifton, died Thursday. He was born in Hungary. Before retiring in 1974, he was a machinist for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, Secaucus. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a parishioner of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Passaic, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

ADELE ROSENBERG MARCUS, 89, of River Edge died Friday. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

KENNETH LAWRENCE MILLS, 62, of Ridgefield died Thursday. Before retiring in 1993, he was a chemist for Unilever Co., Edgewater, where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of the Lever Bros. Bowling League. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ridgefield.
 

FRANCIS A. MORAN, 77, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., formerly of Jersey City, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a construction worker with Heavy and General Laborers Local 472, Newark, where he worked for 40 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

TEMY A. AGUIRRE MOREIRA, 56, of Elmwood Park died Thursday. She was born in Uruguay. Before retiring last year, she was a seamstress for 20 years. She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

ANNA WHITE PEER, 89, of Dunedin, Fla., formerly of Wayne, died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a laundry folder. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
 

SADIE TAUB PERLMAN, 86, of Covington, Ga., formerly of Dumont, died last Saturday. She was a former member of the Dumont Seniors. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

LILLIAN ETKIN RUSH, 94, of Oakland died Thursday. She was born in Russia. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Hackensack.
 

PETER J. SASSANO, 76, of Fort Lee died Friday. Before retiring in 1987, he owned Sano's Service Station, Palisades Park. He was a parishioner of Madonna R.C. Church, Fort Lee. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

ERIC SCHEFFLER, 90, of Paramus, formerly of Englewood, died Friday. Born in Germany, he came to the United States in 1927. Before retiring, he owned Tonnele Trucking, North Bergen. He was a member of Senior Citizens Club 1, Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

RAYMOND H. SCHWERDT, 73, of Prospect Park, formerly of Paterson, died Friday. Before retiring in 1987, he was a dispensing optician for Pearle Vision, Wayne, where he worked for 12 years, and, previously, Hillman Kohan, Paterson and Midland Park. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 147, Elmwood Park, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 139, Paterson. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Paterson, and Elks Lodge 60, Fair Lawn and Paterson. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

EMMA M. JAGERSKY SHELLEY, 82, of Brick, formerly of Emerson, died Friday. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

STAN SILVERZWEIG, 61, of Park City, Utah, formerly of New City, N.Y., died Sunday. He was a consultant in the food industry. Arrangements: Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 

DOROTHY ELIZABETH SMITH, 91, of Westwood died Thursday. Before retiring in 1972, she was a secretary for Fleming H. Revell Inc., Westwood, where she worked for 17 years. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood. 
 

MAUREEN FITZGERALD STINSON, 60, of North Bergen, formerly of West New York, died Thursday. She worked for Ralph Lauren, Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Leber Funeral Home, Union City.
 

HELEN TIERNEY, 72, of Hawthorne died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a secretary for Feinman Vocational Center, Haledon. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Haledon. Arrangements: C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood. 
 

FULVIA CIOTTI TORDINI, 92, of Elmwood Park died Thursday. Born in Italy, she came to the United States 70 years ago. She was a parishioner of St. Leo R.C. Church, and a member of the Golden Age Club, both in Elmwood Park. Arrangements: Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
 

MARTIN T. WALSH of Ridgewood died Thursday. Arrangements: Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Baldwin, N.Y.


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