Miscellaneous Essex County, New Jersey Obituaries
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Rose Mancuso 
05/24/00
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 grandchildren. 

Edward W. Wilson 
06/27/01
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 Bridge. 
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 years. 
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 
03/29/01
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 years. 
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
09/14/00
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, Florham Park. 
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. 
Born in Harrison, he lived in Clifton before moving to Hanover 26 years ago. 
Surviving are his wife, Sonja; a daughter, Carol Marie, and two brothers, Anthony and Leonard. 

Virginia L. Munsey 
04/12/01
Mrs. Virginia L. Munsey, 79, of Rahway died yesterday in Cranford Extended Health Care. 
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 in 1986. 
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 
04/06/00
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
04/06/00
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 domestic. 
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 Housing Authority. 
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. 

York Drinks
10/26/00
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 two great-grandchildren.

Virginia Aliano 
01/11/01
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 in 1977. 
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.

Susan Freeman
04/06/00
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 years. 
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 
04/06/00
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 Istvan. 

Sheldon Gottfried, owned company, 71 
04/06/00
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 20 years. 
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.

Ada Halko
04/06/00
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 New Jersey. 
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. 

Angel Hernandez 
04/06/00
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 1990. 
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. 

Earlen Harden 
04/06/00
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 great-grandchildren.

John Jensen
04/06/00
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 1992. 
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 
12/28/00
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. Wolff. 

Walter E. Lemke 
04/06/00
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.

Rose LoPiccolo 
04/06/00
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 Ave., Edison. 
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 a great-grandchild. 

Ralph Lo Pilato 
04/06/00
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 a great-grandchild.

Dennis E. Lange Sr. 
12/07/00
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 retiring. 
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.
04/06/00
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. 

Brady Moore 
04/06/00
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 construction jobs. 
He served in the Navy during World War II. 
Mr. Moore was a member of the American Legion, Guyton-Callahan Post 152. 
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 great-grandchildren.

Nicholas Mortarulo
04/06/00
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., Scotch Plains. 
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 in 1991. 
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
04/06/00
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. 

Louis Gyorfi
02/22/01
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 in 1966. 
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
12/07/00
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 

Helen Orolen
04/06/00
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 St., Nutley. 
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, Casimir Stempien.


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