Miscellaneous Bergen County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Tuesday, January 20, 1998
 

WILLIAM H. BEHRJI, 89, of Wood-Ridge died Sunday. He was born in Germany. Before retiring in 1971, he owned Behrji Deli, New York City. Previously, he was a co-owner of B&G Deli, Wood-Ridge. Arrangements: Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge.
 

WARREN P. BERCKMANN, 88, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Carlstadt, died Monday. Before retiring in 1967, he was a foreman for Alcoa Aluminum, Edgewater. Previously, he worked for the Department of Public Works, Carlstadt, and Henke's Florist. He was a former member of the Carlstadt Seniors. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
 

PAUL BOGOSIAN SR., 90, of Ridgefield died Saturday. Before retiring in 1978, he was a photoengraver for the New York Post, where he worked for 20 years. He was a member of St. Thomas Armenian Apostolic Church, Tenafly, Masonic Lodge 184, Cliffside Park, and the Elks in Weehawken. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ridgefield.
 

MARIE BANDSTRA BOSMA, 84, of Midland Park, formerly of Wyckoff, died Sunday. She was a member of the Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
 

BEATRICE KING BRULE, 84, of New Milford died Sunday. She had been a sales representative for Lord & Taylor, Paramus. Previously, she was a commercial artist. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
 

RICHARD CANHAM, 52, of Newfoundland died Friday. He had been trading his own account at DINA Securities in Wayne. He owned Poor Richard Pub and Gateway Liquors for 19 years. He was a member of the Buick Classic Car Club of America. Arrangements: The Morrison Funeral Home, Butler.
 

HARRY JONES CARNINE, 85, of Emporia, Kan., formerly of Teaneck, died Jan. 13. Before retiring in 1977, he was a music teacher in the Teaneck school system. Previously, he worked for Cottonwood Falls University and Iowa State Teachers College. He was an Army veteran of World War II. A graduate of Kansas State Teachers College, he received a master's degree from the University of Michigan. Arrangements: Carlson Funeral Home, Emporia.
 

MARTHA M. CORBY, 72, of Budd Lake, formerly of Wood-Ridge and Union City, died Saturday. Arrangements: Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, Landing.
 

BAIZAR KALAJIAN DERDERIAN, 88, of Fairview died Monday. Born in Armenia, she came to the United States in 1955. Before retiring in 1972, she was a seamstress for Ruvin Dresses, Union City. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

JOHN J. DiBENEDETTO, 73, of Cape May, formerly of Westwood, died Monday. He was a prosthetist for the Veterans Administration where he worked for 10 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

MATILDA AVELLA DiMAGGIO of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Hawthorne, died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a teacher's aide for the Hawthorne Board of Education. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Scillieri Hawthorne Memorial, Hawthorne.
 

JOHN FERRARO, 78, of Rutherford died last Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a millwright for Parker-Kalon, Clifton, and Star-Glow, East Rutherford. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 227. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, a Little League manager, and a member of the Magicians Club, all in Rutherford. He was a member of the Ex-Marshal's Association, Vic Hoofers, both in Carlstadt; Mercury A.C., East Rutherford; S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., and the Barbershop Quartets of America. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

FRANK N. FLORA, 89, of Brooksville, Fla., formerly of Wood-Ridge, died Jan. 9. Before retiring, he was an auto mechanic. Arrangements: Brewer Memorial Home, Spring Hill, Fla.
 

PAUL J. GEDEN, 85, of New Milford died Sunday. He owned Paul Geden Associates for 10 years. Previously, he worked in the advertising field. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in New Milford. He was a parishioner of Ascension R.C. Church, New Milford, where he served as an usher. He was a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, Oradell; past president of the Republican Club, New Milford, and head of Boy Scout Troop 291. He founded the New Milford Swim Club, and was a volunteer for the Kessler Institute, Saddle Brook. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford.
 

MINERVA GUZMAN GIRAO, 52, of Paterson died Sunday. She was a machine operator for Duradux Co., Clifton, where she worked for 14 years. Arrangements: The Madonna Multinational Home for Funerals, Passaic.
 

ABRAHAM GLUCKMAN, 88, of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Sunday. Before retiring, he owned a lingerie company in New York City. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

JERALD GREENGLASS, 74, of Oradell died Monday. Before retiring in 1994, he owned American Aqualune, Hackensack. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
 

VERONICA REDZIA KODY, 79, of Garfield died Monday. She was a parishioner of Saints Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic Church, Passaic. She was a member of the AARP. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

JOHN P. KOPCHAK SR., 71, of Wallington died Friday. Before retiring in 1988, he was a die maker for Packaging Corporation of America, Garfield, where he worked for 35 years. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2640. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Passaic, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol, Assembly 1 of Passaic; the Exempt Fireman's Association, and the Emergency Squad, Wallington. He was a former member of Hose Company 2, the Volunteer Fire Department, the Bowling League, and a former coach of the Little League, all in Wallington. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
 

RICHARD L. KOSK, 71, of South Hackensack, formerly of Hackensack, died Monday. Before retiring in 1993, he was superintendent of buildings and grounds for the Leonia Board of Education, where he worked for 10 years. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8005, South Hackensack. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
 

RABE SCHIMMELE KRESZNEZ, 89, of Paramus died Monday. She was born in Germany. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

DOROTHY A. SEBOLD LEHACH of Rochelle Park, formerly of Paramus, died Sunday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Visitation R.C. Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.

KATHLEEN MACERAUDI, 55, of Hasbrouck Heights died Sunday. She was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
 

JOHN OLDENBURG of Boynton Beach, Fla, formerly of Oakland, died Saturday. He had been an engineer. He had also been Civil Defense director in Oakland, where he worked for 15 years. He was a member of MDRS, Elks Lodge 2167, and the Power Squadron. Arrangements: Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home and Crematory, Boynton Beach.
 

MICHAEL J. ROMANO SR., 73, of Moonachie, formerly of Secaucus, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a mechanic for ITT Continental Bakery, East Brunswick. Previously, he was a TV repairman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
 

RUTH E. SACCO, 88, of Clifton died Monday. Before retiring 20 years ago, she was a registered nurse and supervisor at Wayne General Hospital, Wayne, where she worked for 30 years. She was a parishioner of St. Brendan R.C. Church, Clifton, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was a 1941 graduate of New York University and a graduate of St. Vincent's Hospital Nursing School, both in New York City. Arrangements: Burnadz, Gorny, and Opuda Lakeview Memorial Home, Clifton.
 

DOROTHEA SCHIAVONE, 67, of Suffern, N.Y., formerly of Secaucus, died Monday. She had been a librarian in the Bergenfield school system. Arrangements: Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.
 

MARIANNE R. SCHMITT, 78, of Frankford Township, formerly of Bergenfield, died Thursday. She was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Direct Cremations, Paterson.
 

NANCY SAN FILIPPO SCIALAMPO, 82, of Clifton died Saturday. Before retiring in 1978, she worked for Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, where she worked for 15 years. She was a parishioner of St. Clare R.C. Church where she was a member of the Happy Timers and Leisure clubs. Arrangements: Intelisano-Scarpa Funeral Home, Clifton.
 

JOHN WILLIAM SIKKEMA, 79, of Wayne, formerly of Glen Rock and Hawthorne, died Sunday. He was a well driller for Sikkema Well Drilling, Hawthorne. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hawthorne, and its trustee board. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
 

CARMELO ROY SPINELLA, 85, of Weston, Fla., formerly of Lodi, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1977, he was a presser for C&T Dress Shop, Garfield, where he worked for 40 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield, where he was head usher and a bowling league member. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
 

AUDREY D. MOORE TORON, 66, of Rutherford, formerly of Lyndhurst, died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, a member of the Woman's Club and the Junior Woman's Club, all in Rutherford. She was a member of the Upper Montclair Country Club where she was chairwoman of the ladies' golf committee. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.
 

BARBARA TILLOTSON TURNAGE, 80, of Mayport, Fla., formerly of Saddle Brook and Westwood, died Monday. She was a member of Community Baptist Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Paramus.
 

MARY BARTKO VELIKY, 95, of Palmyra, Ind., formerly of Clifton, died Saturday. Born in Czechoslovakia, she came to the United States in 1924. She was a former parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
 

MARGUERITE E. WEBER, 93, of River Vale, formerly of Ridgefield Park and Teaneck, died Sunday. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hackensack. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

DOROTHY A. YONA, 87, of Norwood, formerly of River Vale, died Sunday. She was a member of the Montvale Senior Citizens. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

JUDI YOURMAN-CACI, 53, of Pompton Lakes, formerly of Paramus, died Monday. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

Wednesday, January 21, 1998
 

ANNA REGAN BRAUNECK, 97, of Palisades Park died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeping supervisor for Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church, Palisades Park. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Palisades Park.
 

EMILY BURTON, 93, of Montvale died Monday. She was a member of the Elks Auxiliary Post 1562, Westwood. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

BENEDICT "BENNY" CAPUTO, 83, of Paterson died Monday. Before retiring, he was a machinist. He also worked for Hap Nightingale Caterers, Clifton. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Della Torre Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

HENRIETTA FISCHER CORCORAN, 93, of Everett, Wash., formerly of Dumont, died Sunday. Arrangements: Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Lynnwood, Wash.
 

JOSEPH V. CUSICK, 78, of Rochelle Park, formerly of Maywood, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1982, he was an elevator mechanic for Westinghouse Electric Corp., Fair Lawn, where he worked for 40 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, Maywood. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

EARLE B. DALRYMPLE, 97, of West Paterson died Thursday. Before retiring in 1965, he was a machinist for Rutherford Machine Works. He also worked for the Kearfott Co. and was a school crossing guard, both in West Paterson. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 263, and was a former patron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 224, both in Little Falls. He was a former exempt volunteer firefighter for the West Paterson Fire Department. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.
 

ELAINE BUZZI D'AMICO, 72, of Wayne died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1989, she was a chemistry teacher at Wayne Valley High School, Wayne. Previously, she was a chemist at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley. A graduate of the University of Maryland, she received a master's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

DeSOTA DAVIS of Passaic died Saturday. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Passaic.
 

PHYLLIS VANECEK DI GIROLAMO, 65, of Wayne, formerly of Garfield, died Sunday. She was a physician's assistant in Elmwood Park. Previously, she was a laboratory technician at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne, and Most Holy Name R.C. Church, Garfield. She was a Bergen County committeewoman, a volunteer for the Epoch Drum and Bugle Corps, and a former member of the Board of Education, all in Garfield. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

JANET NICHOLSON DUNTON, 73, of Putnam, Conn., formerly of Oradell, died Monday. She was a Navy Women's Reserve veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Hartford County Direct Cremation and Burial Society, Hartford, Conn.
 

CHARLES L. GLASSTETTER, 89, of Fair Lawn died Monday. Before retiring in 1964, he was a driver for United Parcel Service, Englewood, where he worked for 40 years. Subsequently, he was a chauffeur for Bergen Pines County Hospital, Paramus, before retiring in 1979. He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and parish council, and also was an usher. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2851, Fair Lawn. He was a member of Fair Lawn Fire Company 3, and of the New Jersey State Exempt Firemen's Association. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
 

JOSEPH J. GLATZEL, 95, of Wayne died Tuesday. Born in Germany, he came to the United States in 1902. Before retiring in 1967, he was general superintendent of distribution for Public Service Electric and Gas Co., Newark. Previously, he was division superintendent for PSE&G, Paterson. He was a founder of Packanack Lake Community Church and a member of the United Way, both in Wayne. He was a member of the Community Chest, Paterson. He received the Silver Beaver Award for his work with the Passaic Valley Boy Scout Council. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

SOPHIE VITOFF GOODMAN, 93, of Cresskill died Thursday. Arrangements: Wien & Wien, Englewood.
 

JOHN W. HALLIGAN, 86, of Oakland died Tuesday. He had been a police officer in New York City. Subsequently, he was a stationary engineer for Montefiore Hospital, New York City. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church. He was a member of the Seniors and Ramapo Valley Knights of Columbus Council 5846, both in Oakland. Arrangements: Oakland Memorial Home, Oakland.
 

ETHEL PENTE JONES, 90, of Ridgefield Park died Monday. Before retiring in 1973, she was a secretary for the Bogota Board of Education. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Ridgefield Park, and its women's club and Women's Social Service Club. She also was a Sunday school teacher at the church. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 28, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
 

ROSEMARY KEANE, 79, of West Orange, formerly of Lodi, died Monday. Before retiring, she was a registered nurse for St. Francis Hospital, Jersey City. She was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Codey Funeral Home, Orange.
 

HAROLD J. KELLER, 62, of Moonachie died Monday. Before retiring last year, he was a service technician for Metro Fuel Oil Co., Ridgefield. He was a parishioner of St. Margaret of Cortona R.C. Church, Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
 

LOUIS J. KUBITZ, 81, of Garfield died Monday. Before retiring in 1981, he was a machinist for Eastern Gear Co., Paterson, where he worked for 10 years. Previously, he was a machinist for Curtiss-Wright Corp., Wood-Ridge, where he worked for 32 years. He was a parishioner of Holy Name R.C. Church, Garfield, where he was an usher and president of the seniors. Arrangements: Wozniak Home for Funerals, Wallington.
 

FLORENCE T. KURPICK, 85, of Paterson died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, she was head nurse at North Jersey Training School, Totowa, where she worked for 25 years. She was an Army Nursing Corps veteran of World War II. She was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure R.C. Church, Paterson, and a member of its Seniors and Fatima Society. She was a member of Our Lady of Pompeii R.C. Church Seniors and the Passaic County Irish American Cultural Society. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, West Paterson.
 

STEPHEN GEORGE KYAK, 83, of Lakewood, formerly of the Newfoundland section of West Milford, died Monday. Before retiring in 1976, he was an electrical engineer for Curtiss-Wright Aeronautics, Wood-Ridge, where he worked for 40 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion in Newfoundland. He was past commissioner of the Newfoundland Fire Department. Arrangements: D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood.
 

IGNA M. VALANCIA LEGGETT, 62, of Dumont, formerly of Hackensack, died Sunday. She was born in Colombia. She was a nurse for Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, and, previously, for Englewood Hospital, where she worked for 10 years. She was a member of the American Society of Notaries. She was a 1977 graduate of Bergen Community College. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

BARBARA D. MELLOW LE LAY, 65, of Fair Lawn died Monday. She was a member of the Valley Chapel, Clifton, and past president of Deborah Hospital's Fair Lawn chapter. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Funeral Home, Fair Lawn.
 

STEVEN P. MACRI, 26, of Saddle River died Sunday. He was a drummer in a band. He attended Bergen Community College, Paramus. Arrangements: Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
 

SAM MARIGLIANI, 79, of Wantage Township, formerly of Closter, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1990, he was a self-employed home builder. Arrangements: Pinkel Funeral Home, Sussex.
 

JOSEPH T. McGUIRE, 87, of Ridgefield Park, formerly of Leonia, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1972, he was a truck driver for Eastern Freightways, Carlstadt. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
 

MIRIAM T. MELEN, 82, of Franklin, formerly of North Arlington and Jersey City, died Monday. Arrangements: Ferguson Funeral Home, Vernon.
 

MARY GRANDE MOHR, 77, of Paramus died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Visitation R.C. Church, Paramus. She was a member of the Ridge Ranch Social Club, Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
 

ROCCO PALMIERI, 92, of Westwood died Tuesday. He was born in Italy. Before retiring in 1970, he was a shoemaker for Fred Brown & Co., New York City, where he worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
 

NANCY SCHAFFER PARKER, 88, of Wayne died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1974, she was an employee trainer for Citibank, New York City. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
 

OLIVE USSHER PASSARETTI, 72, of Paterson died Monday. She was a member of the Veterans Auxiliary in Paterson. Arrangements: Della Torre Funeral Home, Paterson.
 

WILLIAM "BILLIE" FRANCIS PEPPARD, 51, of Fort Lee died Monday. He was the police inspector in Fort Lee. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fort Lee. He was a member of the Elks, Palisades Park; and the West Point Parents Club, Fort Lee. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee. 
 

PAULA RIKER RAYMOND, 57, of Wayne died Monday. She was past president of the Passaic Valley Elks Ladies Auxiliary. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
 

WALTER J. RYZOWICZ, 82, of Wallington died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1973, he was a rubber compounder for Manhattan Rubber Co., Passaic, where he worked for 30 years. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Wallington. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
 

LENA ROSENBLUM SLAVIN, 96, of Clifton, formerly of Paterson, died Monday. Before retiring, she was a saleswoman for Meyer Bros. department store, Paterson. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
 

ARAX TURPANJIAN VERITY, 75, of Belmar, formerly of Ridgefield, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1987, she was a clerk and typist for Delta Corrugated, Palisades Park. She was a parishioner of St. James Episcopal Church, Ridgefield. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 20, Palisades Park, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Ridgefield. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ridgefield.
 

LAWRENCE L. WILSON, 78, of New Tripoli, Pa., formerly of Union City, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1978, he was a salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Union City. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Union City. Arrangements: Keller Funeral Home, New Tripoli.
 

HENRY S. ZAGACKI JR., 46, of Toms River, formerly of Leonia, died Saturday. He was a self-employed truck driver for Zag-Way, Leonia. A Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Tracer's Club in Paramus. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Leonia. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
 

DOMINIC A. ZOTTO SR., 58, of Paramus died Tuesday. He was a consulting financial officer for Mobil Oil Corp., Teaneck, and Drew Chemical Corp., Boonton. He was a parishioner of Annunciation R.C. Church, Paramus. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he received a master's degree and was a member of the Alumni Association. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.


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