A Mass for Mrs. Rose M. Mancuso, 78, of Lawrenceville will be offered
at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Sacred Heart Church, New Brunswick. Arrangements
are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington.
Mrs. Mancuso, who died Monday in St. Joseph’s Care Center, Lawrenceville,
was an administrator with the Nynex Corp. in New York City before retiring.
Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Lawrenceville for several years.
Surviving are two sons, Matthew and Joseph; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn
Bur; two sisters, Mrs. Angelina Zippilli and Mrs. Virginia Romeo, and nine
Edward W. Wilson
Services for Edward W. “Red” Wilson, 80, of Old Bridge Township will
be this evening at the Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, 3377 Route 9, Old
Mr. Wilson, who died Monday in Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel,
was a route salesman with General Diaper Service in Plainfield for 28 years
before retiring in 1984.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Born in Belleville, Mr. Wilson lived in Old Bridge Township for 41
Surviving are his wife, Lois; sons, James W., John G., Thomas E., Robert
A. and Paul R.; a daughter, Elizabeth A.; sisters, Mrs. Grace Gardener,
Mrs. Helen Jones and Mrs. Florence Strickford; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Philip A. Manganelli
A Mass for Philip A. Manganelli, 72, a lifelong resident of Berkeley
Heights, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Little Flower Church, Berkeley
Heights, after the funeral from the Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646
Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights.
Mr. Manganelli, who died Tuesday in Orlando Regional Sandlake Hospital
in Florida, was an electrical maintenance man with the Morris-Union Jointure
Commission in New Providence before retiring in 1992.
Earlier, he worked for the New Providence Board of Education for many
Mr. Manganelli served in the Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Mount Carmel Society of Berkeley Heights and
Elks Lodge 1246 in Summit.
Surviving are his wife, Yolanda; sons, Anthony and Mark; brothers,
Clem and William, and three grandchildren.
Mario A. Antonaccio
A Mass for Mario A. Antonaccio, 69, of Hanover, Pa., a former New Jersey
resident, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Condon Memorial
Home, 210 Davis Ave., Harrison.
Mr. Antonaccio died Tuesday in Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.
An employee of Worthing Pump Corp. in Harrison for 45 years, was the
comptroller and also the plant manager at the plant in Taneytown, Md.,
before retiring eight years ago.
In 1962, Mr. Antonaccio graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University,
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Born in Harrison, he lived in Clifton before moving to Hanover 26 years
Surviving are his wife, Sonja; a daughter, Carol Marie, and two brothers,
Anthony and Leonard.
Virginia L. Munsey
Mrs. Virginia L. Munsey, 79, of Rahway died yesterday in Cranford Extended
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral
Home, 275 W. Milton Ave., Rahway.
Mrs. Munsey was a crossing guard in Rahway for 10 years before retiring
She was named Crossing Guard of the Year in 1978, and was active with
the Rahway Youth Athletics.
Born in Charlotte, N.C., she lived in Cameron, N.C., and New York City
before moving to Rahway 50 years ago.
Surviving are a son, Robert E.; a sister, Mrs. Victoria Causey; five
grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Ann De Lazaro, 91
A Mass for Mrs. Ann De Lazaro, 91, of Cranford will be offered at 10
a.m. Saturday in St. Genevieve Church, Elizabeth. Arrangements are by the
Dooley Funeral Home, Cranford.
At age 66, Mrs. De Lazaro began a 15-year career with Paul’s American
Tire Exchange in Springfield. Earlier, she worked for Van Ness Corp. in
Newark and Spring Lake. During her 40-year career with Van Ness, she managed
the company’s sales and development program and was involved with the construction
of many homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Born in Elizabeth, she lived in Westfield before moving to Cranford
five years ago.
Surviving are two brothers, Walter and Emil Wojcik, and four grandchildren.
Mary Frances Diggs
Services for Mrs. Mary Frances Diggs, 72, of Elizabeth will be held
at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Nesbitt Funeral Home, 165 Madison Ave., Elizabeth.
Mrs. Diggs, who died Tuesday in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, was a
Active with the Shiloh Baptist Church, Elizabeth, she was a member
of the Golden Agers, the Hospitality Ministry, the Caring Ministry, the
Missionary Ministry and the senior and combined choir.
Mrs. Diggs was a recipient of the Good Neighbor Award from the Elizabeth
She also was named the City of Elizabeth Mother of the Year in 1998.
Born in Waynesboro, Va., she moved to Elizabeth in 1956.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Peggy Thomas, Mrs. Frances Priester,
Mrs. Nona Outlaw, Mrs. Vickie McCallum and Mrs. Darlene Dozier; two sons,
Frank and Steve; a sister, Mrs. Laura Gadden; 27 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Services for York Drinks, 65, of Piscataway will be at noon tomorrow
in the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Newark. Arrangements are by Plinton-Curry
Funeral Home, Westfield.
Mr. Drinks, who died Sunday in the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center,
was a longshoreman with Maher Terminal Inc., Jersey City, since 1962.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 152, Piscataway.
Born in Euvalda, Ga., he lived in Piscataway for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Bettye; a son, York Dannell; sisters, Mrs.
Ruby Ashley, Mrs. Carine Leanord and Mrs. Clara Timmons; a grandchild and
A Mass for Mrs. Virginia Aliano, 88, of Hamilton will be at 9 a.m.
tomorrow in St. Cecilia Church, Monmouth Junction. Arrangements are by
the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, Monmouth Junction.
Mrs. Aliano, who died Sunday in the Robert Wood Johnson University
Hospital, Hamilton, was a clerk in the education department at Reader’s
Digest Publications in White Plains, N.Y., for 30 years before retiring
Earlier, she had worked for Popular Science Magazine in New York City.
Born in New York City, she lived in Brooklyn before moving to Hamilton
14 years ago.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Frances Vocaturo.
Services for Mrs. Susan M. Freeman, 51, of Boonton Township will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mackey Funeral Home, 107 Essex Ave., Boonton.
Mrs. Freeman died Tuesday in St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville.
She was a teacher’s aide at St. Mary’s School in Denville for seven
Mrs. Freeman attended Rutgers University in Newark and was a volunteer
with the Morris County Girl Scout Council.
Born in Newark, she lived in Hopatcong before moving to Boonton Township
25 years ago.
Surviving are Dan, her husband of 21 years; two daughters, Dawn and
Danielle; two sisters, Mrs. Lisa Fabian and Mrs. Janet Hefele, and her
mother, Mrs. Dorothy Witting.
Rose G. Ghilino
Mrs. Rose G. Ghilino, 83, a lifelong resident of Highland Park, died
yesterday in the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Brunswick Memorial
Home, 454 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s
Cemetery, New Brunswick.
Mrs. Ghilino was a seamstress at Acme Dress Co., Highland Park, for
several years before retiring.
Surviving are a brother, Stephen Gergely, and a sister, Mrs. Julia
Sheldon Gottfried, owned company, 71
Sheldon Gottfried, 71, of Monroe Township died yesterday at home.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Flynn & Son
Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords.
Mr. Gottfried was the owner of M R Stainless Inc. in Monroe Township.
Before that, he had been vice president of EMCO Steel in Kearny for
Mr. Gottfried served in the Army during peacetime.
He was a member of B’nai B’rith and the United Jewish Appeal.
Born in Newark, he lived in Edison and Fords before moving to Monroe
Township three years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mona; a son, Michael; two daughters, Mrs. Lori
Mollin and Mrs. Roberta Meluskey; a sister, Mrs. Janet Stein, and two grandchildren.
PALM BAY, Fla. — A memorial Mass for Mrs. Ada Halko, 66, of Palm Bay,
a former resident of Union, N.J., will be offered here at 1 p.m. tomorrow
in St. Joseph’s Church. Arrangements are by the Florida Memorial Gardens
and Funeral Home, Rockledge.
Mrs. Halko, who died Monday at home, owned Combing Events Salon in
Union until 10 years ago.
She was a graduate of Jersey City State College with a degree in cosmetology.
Mrs. Halko was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elks Lodge in
Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, she lived in Union before moving to Florida
10 years ago.
Surviving Joseph James, her husband of 48 years; three daughters, Mrs.
Elizabeth Darmochwal, Susan and Mrs. Jo Leonora Rossi; a son, Joseph James
Jr., and seven grandchildren.
Services for Angel Hernandez, 70, of Elizabeth will be held at 9:30
a.m. tomorrow the Corsentino Home for Funerals, 620 Second Ave., Elizabeth.
Mr. Hernandez, who died Tuesday in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, was
a longshoreman with Local 1235, Newark, for 25 years before retiring in
Born in Havana, Cuba, he came to Elizabeth in 1967.
Surviving are his wife, Luz; two daughters, Mrs. Olga Ortiz and Mrs.
Marilyn Acevedo; a sister, Ms. Juana Estrada Hernandez, and four grandchildren.
Services for Earlen Harden, 87, of Plainfield will be held at 11 a.m.
tomorrow in the Second Macedonia Baptist Church, 1251 Fairmount Ave., Elizabeth.
Arrangements are by the Plinton-Curry Funeral Home, Westfield.
Mr. Harden, who died Friday in the Berkeley Heights Convalescent Home,
Berkeley Heights, worked for Metz Metallurgical, South Plainfield, before
retiring many years ago.
He served as a deacon at the Second Macedonia Baptist Church, Elizabeth.
Born in Savannah, Ga., he lived in Plainfield for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee; a daughter, Mrs. Cleeverne Brown;
three stepsons, Napoleon, Abdul Ali and Marvin Brodie; two stepdaughters,
Mrs. Denise Cummings and Ms. Rosemary Brodie; 14 grandchildren and six
Services for John W. Jensen, 72, of Freehold will be held at 8 o’clock
this evening in the Freeman Funeral Home, 47 E. Main St., Freehold.
Mr. Jensen, who died Tuesday at home, was an underwriting analyst for
Kemper Insurance Co., Summit, for more than 30 years before retiring in
He served in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Jensen graduated from New York University.
He was a board member of the Sayreville Library and a member of the
F&AM Star of Hope Lodge 430, Queens.
Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Sayreville for 38 years before moving
to Freehold in 1992.
Surviving are Rose, his wife of 50 years; a son, Peter; three daughters,
Mrs. Susan Nistico, Ms. Jeananne Jensen and Mrs. Kathryn Macchiaverna,
and 11 grandchildren.
Florian P. Ryczaj
A Mass for Florian P. Ryczaj, 89, of Elizabeth will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow
in St. Adalbert Church, Elizabeth, after the funeral from the Krowicki
McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 East St. Georges Ave., Linden.
Mr. Ryczaj, who died Monday in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, was a
machine operator with the Phelps Dodge Co. in Elizabeth for more than 30
years before retiring in 1974.
Born in Blizne, Poland, he lived in New York City before moving to
Elizabeth in 1941.
Surviving are Josephine M., his wife of 59 years, and daughters, Mrs.
Lorraine J. Dumke, Mrs. Rose Marie M. Mastronardi and Mrs. Christine E.
Walter E. Lemke
Services for Walter E. Lemke, 78, of Berkeley Township will be held
at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Toms River, 26
Mule Rd., Toms River.
Mr. Lemke, who died Tuesday at home, was a driver with Anheuser Busch
Inc., Newark, for 16 years before retiring in 1987. Previously, he worked
in the same capacity for P. Ballantine and Sons, Newark, for 26 years.
Mr. Lemke was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 153, Joint Council
73 for 21 years.
He served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II and graduated
from Biarritz University in France with a degree in accounting and sales.
Mr. Lemke had been a vice chairman of the Piscataway Zoning Board.
He was a member of the of the Wilkens Eureka Lodge 39 L&AM in Irvington
and the Harmony Lodge 18 F&AM in Toms River and a past president of
the Holiday City Carefree Men’s Club in Berkeley Township.
Born in Newark, Mr. Lemke lived in Piscataway before moving to Berkeley
Township in 1988.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred; two sons, Douglas A. and Ronald K.;
a sister, Mrs. Elsie L. Louis, and a grandchild.
Mrs. Rose LoPiccolo, 78, of Avenel died yesterday in the Hartwyck at
Edison Estates in Edison.
A Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Matthew’s Church,
Edison, following the funeral from the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding
Mrs. LoPiccolo worked in the distribution department of Revlon Inc.
in Edison for seven years until the company closed.
Born in Rome, Italy, she lived in Roselle Park before moving to Avenel
40 years ago.
Surviving are her husband, Charles; a son, Charles A.; a daughter,
Mrs. Barbara Osborn; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lepinski; five grandchildren and
Ralph Lo Pilato
A Mass for Ralph J. Lo Pilato, 86, of Belleville will be offered at
10 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona. Arrangements are
by Caggiano Memorial, Montclair.
Mr. Lo Pilato, who died Tuesday at home, was a salesman with Claire
Decorators in Newark for 30 years before retiring 21 years ago.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Born in Boston, he lived in Newark and Verona before moving to Belleville
43 years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Marion; two grandchildren and
Dennis E. Lange Sr.
Services for Dennis E. Lange Sr., 59, of Newark will be at noon Saturday
in the Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Ave., Maplewood.
Mr. Lange, who died Tuesday in University Hospital, Newark, was a maintenance
worker for the Essex County Parks Department in Newark for 20 years before
Born in Newark, he lived there most of his life.
Surviving are a son, Dennis E. Jr., and a brother, Richard E.
R. Minelli Sr.
A Mass for Ralph R. Minelli Sr., 89, of Waretown will be offered at
9 a.m. Saturday in Mount Carmel Church, Orange, following the funeral from
the Paul Ippolito Memorial, 252-256 Henry St., Orange.
Mr. Minelli, who died Tuesday in Southern Ocean County Medical Center,
Manahawkin, worked for Consolidated Laundry in Newark for 38 years before
retiring as plant manager in 1978.
He was the oldest member of the Italian-American Club in Stafford.
Born in Boonton, Mr. Minelli lived in West Orange for 44 years before
moving to Waretown 20 years ago.
Surviving are three sons, Vincent, Ralph Jr. and John; a sister, Mrs.
Lucia Marucci; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services for Brady Moore, 87, of Newark will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow
in the Suburban Home of Cotton Funeral Service, 130 Main St., Orange.
Mr. Moore, who died Sunday in the Hospital Center at Orange, worked
for Crucible Steel in Harrison for 33 years before retiring in 1965. Earlier,
he had worked at Schickhaus Meat Packing Co. in Kearny and on numerous
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Moore was a member of the American Legion, Guyton-Callahan Post
Born in Albany, Ga., he lived in Newark for 80 years.
Surviving are his wife, Anne; a son, Frederick D.; four sisters, Lucille,
Anne, Florence and Blanche; a brother, Frank; two grandchildren and three
A Mass for Nicholas A. Mortarulo, 74, of Scotch Plains will be offered
at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, Scotch Plains,
following the funeral from the Rossi Funeral Home, 1937 Westfield Ave.,
Mr. Mortarulo, who died Tuesday at home, was a supervisor with the
American Water Co. in Short Hills for more than 40 years before retiring
He served in the Army during World War II, and was a member of the
Military Order of the Purple Heart in Cranford and the National 4th Infantry
Division Association of New York-New Jersey.
Born in Summit, he lived in Scotch Plains since 1950.
Surviving are four sons, Anthony, Nicholas W., James and Robert; four
daughters, Mrs. Jean Foley, Mrs. Mary Beth Becker, Anne Marie and Mrs.
Patricia Diskin; two brothers, Michael and Mario; two sisters, Antoinette
and Mrs. Mary Zeiss, and nine grandchildren.
Margaret G. Mutterer
A memorial Mass for Mrs. Margaret G. Mutterer, 90, of Lakehurst will
be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Church, 619 Chestnut St.,
Lakehurst. Arrangements are by the Dancy Funeral Home, Caldwell.
Mrs. Mutterer, who died Saturday in the Community Medical Center, Toms
River, was born in Newark and lived in Summit before moving to Lakehurst
20 years ago.
Services for Louis Gyorfi, 99, of Selinsgrove, Pa., a former Roselle
resident, will be at 10 a.m. today in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 146 E.
Second Ave., Roselle.
Mr. Gyorfi, who died Sunday at home, was a tool-and-die operator with
the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Elizabeth for 43 years before retiring
He was a member of the Men’s Association in Roselle Park and the Pinewood
Hall Senior Citizen Association, and a life member of the Loyalty Lodge
33 in Union.
Born in Jarmi, Hungary, he lived in Roselle for 25 years before returning
to Selinsgrove two years ago.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Lynn Bloom and Mrs. Olga Venkus; two
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Edward R. Skarl
A Mass for Edward R. Skarl, 72, of Hillside will be at 11 a.m. Saturday
in Christ the King Church, Hillside, after the funeral from the Growney
Funeral Home, 1070 N. Broad St., Hillside.
Mr. Skarl died Tuesday in Staten Island University Hospital.
He was a labor control supervisor for the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in
Newark for 40 years before retiring 10 years ago.
Mr. Skarl served in the Air Force during peacetime.
He was a member of the Hillside Chapter of UNICO.
Born in Newark, he was a lifelong resident of Hillside.
Surviving are his wife, Carmen M.; daughters, Mrs. Anne Marie Conforti
and Karen M.; a son, Michael J.; sisters, Mrs. Mary Yakely and Mrs. Josephine
Domina and Mrs. Margaret Siwicki; a brother, Frank, and four grandchildren
Mrs. Helen Orolen, 76, of Nutley, a retired registered nurse, died
yesterday at home.
A Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Church, Nutley.
The funeral will be from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre
Mr. Orolen was a registered nurse at the former Martland Medical Center
in Newark before retiring.
She was a graduate of the Newark City Hospital School of Nursing.
Born in Shickshinny, Pa., she lived in Sayreville before moving to
Nutley 41 years ago.
Surviving are a son, Joseph; a sister, Mrs. Stella Kollar, and a brother,