Miscellaneous Essex County, New Jersey Obituaries
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Margaret Peyton
A Mass for Mrs. Margaret Peyton, 89, of Great Falls, Va., a former New Jersey resident, will be offered at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Milltown. Burial will be at the Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Arrangements are by the Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. 
Mrs. Peyton died Sunday in Reston, Va. 
Born in Ireland, she lived in Old Bridge before moving to Virginia 20 years ago. 
Surviving are a son, Thomas; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret M. Costello; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pasquale Principe
Pasquale Principe, 86, of Bloomfield died yesterday in the St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. 
A Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church, Bloomfield. Arrangements are by the Caggiano Memorial, Montclair. 
Mr. Principe owned Patís Quality Market in Bloomfield for 50 years before retiring 14 years ago. 
He served in the Army during World War II. 
Born in Newark, Mr. Principe moved to Bloomfield 30 years ago. 
Surviving are his wife, Lillian; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Barbara Heiser; a stepson, Patrick Curran; a sister, Mrs. Florence Dahringer, and two brothers, Frank and Thomas.

Arnold C. Ramsland
Services for Arnold C. Ramsland, 80, of Whiting, a school administrator, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Calvary Evangelical Free Church, Essex Fells. Arrangements are by the Farmer Funeral Home, Roseland.
Mr. Ramsland, who died Tuesday in the Keswick Pines Lifecare Center, Whiting, was the secretary and business administrator with the Nutley Board of Education from 1972 through 1987 when he retired. 
He was a secretary for the Madison Township Board of Education from 1966 through 1972 and assistant secretary to the West Orange Board of Education from 1961 through 1966. 
Mr. Ramsland was superintendent of building and grounds in the West Orange school system from 1954 through 1961, and prior to 1954, was a self-employed carpenter. 
He graduated in 1966 from Rutgers University in Newark with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. 
He served as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a navigator and navigator instructor. 
Mr. Ramsland was president of the Nutley Rotary Club and chairman and Sunday school teacher at Calvary Evangelical Free Church. 
Born in Kristiansand, Norway, he lived in West Orange, Nutley, Ocean Grove and Boca Raton, Fla., before moving to Whiting in 1996. 
Surviving are four sons, Robert, Arnold Jr., Bruce and Douglas; five grandchildren, Mrs. Susan Johannessen, Mrs. Janet Spano, Mrs. Elizabeth Pedersen, Mrs. Carol Ciccarella and Mrs. Deborah Edinger; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Bathke, Mrs. Tulla Hosler and Mrs. Lillian Barnes; a brother, Thomas; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Beatrice Rickard
Mrs. Beatrice Rickard, 67, of Cranford died yesterday in Union Hospital. 
Services will be held at 8 oíclock tomorrow evening in the G.G. Woody Funeral Home, 206 E. 8th Ave., Roselle. 
Mrs. Rickard was a senior account clerk at the Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, for 12 years. Earlier, she had been an associate minister and missionary at St. Mark AME Church in Cranford. 
Mrs. Rickard graduated from St. Peterís College in Jersey City with bachelorís degrees in theology and business administration. 
Born in Cranford, she lived in Rahway before returning to Cranford eight years ago. 
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mrs. Valerie McNair, Mrs. Terry Collins and Brenda L.; a sister, Mrs. Betty Hamilton; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Franz Ritschl
A Mass for Franz E. Ritschl, 76, of Middlesex will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, Middlesex. The funeral will be from the Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Rd., Middlesex. 
Mr. Ritschl, who died Tuesday in the Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, was a self-employed accountant before retiring in 1985. 
He sang with the Newark Sanger Club for 28 years. 
Born in Germany, he lived in Alberta, Canada, before moving to Middlesex in 1962. 
Surviving are his wife, Anna; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Clark and Mrs. Helga Thompson, and three grandchildren.

Gene Jonasson
Memorial services for Gene C. Jonasson, 65, of Basking Ridge will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Lukeís Episcopal Church, Gladstone. Arrangements are by the Bailey Funeral Home Inc., Peapack. 
Mr. Jonasson, who died July 20 at home, was a senior engineer with ITT Long Lines in Bedminster for 30 years before retiring in 1996. 
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. 
Mr. Jonasson was a leader with the Boys Scouts of America Troop 53 in Bedminster and a past master with Congdon-Overlook Lodge 163 F&AM in Bernardsville. 
Born in Burlington, Wash., he lived in Seattle before moving to Basking Ridge 40 years ago. 
Surviving is a son, Eric.

Nancy Scornavacca
A blessing for Mrs. Nancy Scornavacca, 83, of Livingston will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 E. Mount Pleasant Ave. 
Mrs. Scornavacca, who died Tuesday in St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, worked in the policy change division of the Prudential Insurance Co. in Newark for 25 years before retiring in 1981. 
She was a member of the Livingston Oak Leaf Club, the Livingston chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Thursday Senior Citizens. 
Born in Newark, she lived in South Orange before moving to Livingston 18 years ago. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Durkin and Mrs. Marie Wolf; a son, Dr. Robert Scornavacca; a brother, John Cale; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Moscatello, and four grandchildren.

John Scott
Services for John Scott, 67, of Newark will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jewell Funeral Home, 705 Arctic Ave., Atlantic City. 
Mr. Scott, who died March 28 in Wayne General Hospital, was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Newark before retiring. 
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. 
Born in Atlantic City, he lived in Newark for more than 40 years. 
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jeanne Davis, and a brother, Edward.

Alice Edwards
Services for Mrs. Alice Edwards of East Orange will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Van Tassel Chickene Funeral Home, 337 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 
Mrs. Edwards died Tuesday in the Northfield Manor Nursing Home, West Orange. 
Born in Bristol, England, she lived in Bloomfield before moving to East Orange many years ago. 
Surviving are a son, Robert J.; a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite H. Fischer; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Chanta D. Southerland, 37
Services for Miss Chanta D. Southerland, 37, a lifelong resident of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Drew Funeral Home, 605 Sandford Ave., Newark. 
Miss Southerland, who died March 28 in University Hospital, Newark, was a bus attendant employed by the Newark Board of Education for the past eight years. 
Surviving are a daughter, Tashania; two sisters, Chiquita and Moody; a brother, Eric, and a grandchild.

Dollie Stradford
Services for Mrs. Dollie L. Stradford, 55, of Scotch Plains will be held at noon today in the Aenon Baptist Church, Vaux Hall. Arrangements are by the Judkins Colonial Home, Plainfield. 
Mrs. Stradford, who died Friday, March 31, in the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield, was an inspector for Silver Line Building Products in North Brunswick for the past 14 years. 
She served as a missionary of the Aenon Baptist Church. 
Born in Chester, S.C., Mrs. Stradford lived in Vaux Hall before moving to Scotch Plains 29 years ago. 
Surviving are her husband, John; a daughter, Belinda; a son, Kelvin D.; her mother, Elner W. Glenn; five brothers, Michael Irvin, Haywood, William, Jesse and Columbus Glenn; two sisters, Beatrice and Elizabeth Glenn, and two grandchildren.

John W. Jensen
Services for John W. Jensen, 72, of Freehold will be held at 8 oíclock 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.

Roger Valente
Roger N. Valente of West Orange died yesterday in East Orange General Hospital. 
A Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of the Valley Church, Orange, following the funeral from the Codey Funeral Home, 69 High St., Orange. 
Mr. Valente was a machinist with the Wilco Products Co. in Orange for many years before retiring. 
Born in Orange, he lived in West Orange for 62 years. 
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Elsie Valente. 

George E. Vedrook
George E. Vedrook, 60, of Franklin Township died yesterday at home. 
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Highway 31, Flemington. Arrangements are by Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington. 
Mr. Vedrook was the president and founder of TeeVee Money Saver Publications in Somerville since 1975. 
He was a member of the Manville Elks Lodge 2119 and the Knights of Columbus Council 3001, South River. 
Born in South River, he lived in Hillsborough before moving to Franklin Township in 1985. 
Surviving are his wife, Barbara; three daughters, Mrs. Cindy Jenkins, Mrs. Sharon DeGhetto and Donna James-Vedrook; three sisters, Jeanette, Mrs. Irene Sayers and Mrs. Mary Rasmussen, and three grandchildren.

Joseph R. Bullock
A Mass for Joseph R. Bullock, 66, of Old Bridge will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge, after the funeral from the Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, 3377 Route 9, Old Bridge. Cremation will be private. 
Mr. Bullock, who died Tuesday in the Barbara E. Cheung Memorial Hospice, Edison, was a painter with the Painters and Plasterers Union Local District Council 9 in New York City for 42 years before retiring in 1996. 
Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Old Bridge for 27 years. 
Surviving are his wife, Jean; a son, Robert F.; daughters, Mrs. Paula OíHallaran and Mrs. Laura Jean Piassek; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Woodford, and 11 grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Central Jersey chapter, 740 Broad St., Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702. 

Ruth Blum
Services will be held for Mrs. Ruth Blum, 84, of Knowlton Township, who died Monday at home. 
Arrangements are by the Newbaker Funeral Home, Blairstown. 
Born in Waukegen, Ill., Mrs. Blum lived in Paramus for 55 years before moving to Knowlton Township in 1999. 
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Dowson. 

Philip Zambell
Philip M. Zambell, 50, of Cranford died yesterday at home. 
A Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anneís Church, Garwood, following the funeral from the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave., Cranford. 
Mr. Zambell was vice president and general manager of General Office Interiors in Union for 20 years. 
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Shangri-La. 
A member of the Roselle Golf Club, Mr. Zambell served as president from 1994 through 1997. 
He was a life-member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Captain Newell Rodney Fiske Post 335 of Cranford. 
Born in Jersey City, he lived in Winfield Park before moving to Cranford 22 years ago. 
Surviving are his wife, Denise; two sons, Christopher and Joseph; a daughter, Megan; his mother, Mrs. Rose Zambell; three brothers, Tony, Jeff and Robert, and two sisters, Mrs. Rosemary Lavin and Mrs. Melissa Sinoradzki. 

Bertha K. Wichelhaus
Services for Mrs. Bertha K. Wichelhaus, 95, of Roselle Park will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Growney Funeral Home, 1070 N. Broad St., Hillside. 
Mrs. Wichelhaus died Tuesday in the Del Aire Nursing Home in Linden. 
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Senior Citizens Club, the Senior Bowling League and the Senior Garden Club, and was past president of the Aldene School Parent-Teacher Association, all in Roselle Park. 
Born in Germany, she lived in Roselle Park for 68 years. 
Surviving are a son, William W.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Victor Andersen, 91
WINCHESTER, Va. ó Victor Andersen, 91, of Slanesville, W.Va., formerly of New Jersey, died here yesterday in Winchester Medical Center. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave., Cranford, N.J. 
Mr. Andersen was a member of the Roselle Police Department, Roselle, N.J., for 34 years, serving as chief of police for 12 years before retiring in 1973. 
He was a member of the New Jersey Police Chiefs Association. 
Born in Roselle, he lived there for several years before moving to Slanesville in December. 
Surviving are two sons, Raymond and Donald; a sister, Mrs. Augusta Evanuk; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Viola Ashley
A Mass for Mrs. Viola Ashley, 84, of Nutley will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Nutley. The funeral will be from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St., Nutley. 
Mrs. Ashley, who died Wednesday in the Clara Maass Continuing Care Center, Belleville, was a cafeteria worker for 12 years with the Nutley school system before retiring 16 years ago. 
Born in Waterbury, Conn., she lived in Nutley for many years. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Antoinette DeMatteo; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Virginia Pearl Belvedere
Services for Mrs. Virginia Pearl Belvedere, 83, of West Orange will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Episcopal Parish of All Saintsí in West Orange. Arrangements are by the Paul Ippolito Memorial, Orange. 
Mrs. Belvedere, who died Wednesday at home, was a cafeteria worker at the Redwood School in West Orange for 20 years before retiring 20 years ago. 
Born in Newark, she lived in West Orange for many years. 
Surviving are her husband, Anthony; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Taylor and Mrs. Lynn Belvedere-Strathearn; a son, Dr. Edward Belvedere; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Trautwein, Mrs. Dorothy Long and Mrs. Betty Potts; three brothers, Frederick, LeRoy and Kenneth Hammer, and a grandchild.

Joan C. Burde
A Mass for Mrs. Joan C. Burde, 68, of Manchester Township will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow in All Saints Chapel at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Whiting. Arrangements are by Manchester Memorial Funeral Home, Whiting. 
Mrs. Burde died Wednesday in Community Medical Center, Toms River. 
Born in Paterson, she lived in Jersey City, Carteret, Cranford and Shark River before moving to the Pine Ridge South section of Manchester Township in 1998. 
Surviving are Thomas, her husband of 47 years; two sons, Gary and Randy; two daughters, Mrs. Kathy Gallasch and Kerry, and three grandchildren.

Andreina Cavallone
A prayer service for Mrs. Andreina Cavallone, 96, of Washington Township will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown. 
Mrs. Cavallone died Wednesday in Hackettstown Community Hospital. 
Born in Torino, Italy, she lived in Argentina before moving to Washington Township seven years ago. 
Surviving are a son, Luis; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 

Mary Bilinski
A Mass for Mrs. Mary V. Bilinski, 88, of Bloomfield will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Valentine Church, Bloomfield, after the funeral from the Levandoski Funeral Home, 44 Bay Ave., Bloomfield. 
Mrs. Bilinski, who died Wednesday in St. Vincentís Nursing Home, Montclair, was a clerk for 15 years with Midlantic Bank in Bloomfield before retiring 23 years ago. Previously, she had been an assembler with Tungsol in Bloomfield and RCA in Harrison. 
She was a member of the Momís Club at St. Valentine Church and the Senior Citizens in Bloomfield. 
Born in Marble, Colo., Mrs. Bilinski lived in Harrison before moving to Bloomfield more than 60 years ago. 
Surviving are a son, Edward J.; a brother, Edward Stepien; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Doris M. Swillinger
Services were held for Mrs. Doris M. Swillinger, 74, of Lake Hiawatha, who died April 16 in Morristown Memorial Hospital. Arrangements were by the Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains. 
Mrs. Swillinger was the head secretary at Parsippany Hills High School for 28 years before retiring in 1988. 
She was a member of the Sisterhood of the Pine Brook Jewish Center and the Parsippany Democratic Committee. 
Born in Montville, Mrs. Swillinger moved to Lake Hiawatha 46 years ago. 
Surviving are her husband, Daniel L.; daughters, Mrs. Beth-Holly Garretson and Mrs. Honey Ullman, and five grandchildren. 

Theresa Di Giacinto
Mrs. Theresa J. Di Giacinto, 83, of Jersey City died yesterday in the Wayne View Convalescent Center, Wayne. 
A Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Paulís Church, Greenville section, Jersey City. The funeral will be from Migliaccio Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne. 
Mrs. Di Giacinto was a seamstress for more than 12 years with Lang Decorators of Bayonne, retiring 20 years ago. 
Born in Bayonne, she lived in Jersey City for many years. 
Surviving are a son, Valentine Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Angela Rae Di Franco and Mrs. Annette Horbacz; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph Doboviczky
Joseph Doboviczky, 87, of Maplewood died yesterday at home. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Smith and Smith (Suburban), 415 Morris Ave., Springfield. 
Mr. Doboviczky was a layout operator with General Electric in Kearny for 46 years before retiring. 
He served as a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II. 
Mr. Doboviczky was a former deacon at Bethlem Magyar Presbyterian Church, Linden. 
Born in Portage, Pa., he lived in Springfield and Lakeworth, Fla., before moving to Maplewood three years ago. 
Surviving are a brother, Andrew Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Vilma Toronyi. 

Joseph F. Dolinski
Joseph F. Dolinski, 73, of Lavallette died yesterday at home. 
A Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Bonaventure Church, Lavallette, following the funeral from the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 706 Grand Central Ave., Lavallette. 
Mr. Dolinski worked for AT&T in Morristown for many years before retiring as a manager in 1985. He began his career as an engineer with Western Electric, New York and Kearny, in 1947. 
He graduated from Brown University in 1947 and earned a masterís degree from Newark College of Engineering in 1951. 
Mr. Dolinski served as a first lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. 
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Third Degree Seaside Council 8415. 
Active with St. Bonaventure Church, Mr. Dolinski was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as lector and Eucharistic minister. 
Born in Bloomfield, he maintained a summer home in Lavallette since 1951 and moved there permanently in 1986. 
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine; a son, Thomas; six daughters, Mrs. Diane Barrett, Mrs. Jody Lucid, Mrs. Ellyn Behrend, Mrs. Jan Solbodzian, Mrs. Carolyn Primavera and Mrs. Lynda McParland; his twin sister, Mrs. Irene Chandler, and 14 grandchildren.

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