Miscellaneous Essex County, New Jersey Obituaries
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Mildred A. Dorn
04/07/00
LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A memorial service for Mrs. Mildred A. Dorn, 86, of Lawrenceville, N.J., will be held here at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Sutphin and Makefield roads.
Arrangements are by the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville.
Mrs. Dorn, who died Tuesday in the Chandler Hall Health Services, Newtown Township, was an office manager with the A.K. Lasser Co., New York City, for 11 years before retiring in 1957.
Born in the Bronx, she lived in Scotch Plains, N.J., before moving to Lawrenceville two years ago.
Surviving is a brother, Allen Anderson.

Arthur L. Early
04/07/00
A Mass for Arthur L. Early, 63, of Jersey City will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, Jersey City, after the funeral from the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City.
Mr. Early, who died Wednesday in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, worked in the security department of Transfer Print Foils, New Brunswick. Previously, he had been a mechanic with the Tullo Oil Co., Jersey City, and owned the Sweet Tooth confectionery store, Jersey City, from 1968 to 1983.
He served in the Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962.
Born in Lyndhurst, Mr. Early lived in Jersey City for most of his life.
Surviving re his wife, Rose; a son, Joseph; a daughter, Lisa; four sisters, Mrs. Theresa Person, Mrs. Joan Happel, Mrs. Carol Murtha and Linda; four brothers, John, Thomas, James and Robert, and two grandchildren.

George Polinko Sr.
10/20/00
A Divine Liturgy for George Polinko Sr., 94, of Fords will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hillside, after the funeral from the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords.
Mr. Polinko, who died Wednesday in John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, was a machinist with the ITT Corp., Nutley, for 25 years before retiring in 1967. Earlier, he had been a coal miner in Kulpmont, Pa., for many years.
Mr. Polinko was a member of the Holy Name Society of Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church.
He had been a professional baseball player, reaching the Triple A level in Pennsylvania.
Born in Midvalley, Pa., he lived in Newark before moving to Fords in 1967.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Deloris Jackson; a son, George Jr.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Frank J. Fusto
04/07/00
A Mass for Frank J. Fusto, 67, of Lyndhurst will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst, after the funeral from the Nazare Memorial Home, 403 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst.
Mr. Fusto, who died Wednesday at home, was an operator for Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, for 40 years before retiring in 1998.
Born in Palisades Park, he lived in Lyndhurst for 64 years.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy M., and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Heffernan, Mrs. Mary McKenzie, Mrs. Catherine Dugo and Mrs. Josephine Giampoala.

Katie Marie Fitzgerald
06/29/01
A memorial service for Ms. Katie Marie Fitzgerald, 22, of Raubsville, Pa., a former New Jersey resident, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Alexandria First Presbyterian Church of Mount Pleasant, 141 Little York-Mount Pleasant Rd., Alexandria Township.
Ms. Fitzgerald, who died Wednesday at home, was a dog groomer at Holland Hills Kennel in Holland Township.
She attended Union County College in Cranford, where she played basketball.
Born in Englewood Cliffs, she lived in Rahway, Scotch Plains and Holland Township before recently moving to Raubsville.
Surviving are her father and stepmother, Edward and Joanne Fitzgerald; her mother and stepfather, Kathleen and Raymond Krov; a brother, James Fitzgerald; a stepbrother, Raymond Krov; a stepsister, Linda Rae Krov, and grandparents, Mrs. Irene Fitzgerald, Lawrence and Dolores Nadler and Mrs. Lillian Krov.

Nickie Clarke
06/09/00
Services for Ms. Nickie C. Clarke, 27, of Rahway will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Bible Way Deliverance Center, 1149 St. Georges Ave., Roselle. Arrangements are by the G.G. Woody Funeral Home, Roselle.
Ms. Clarke died Sunday in University Hospital, Newark, from injuries received after she threw herself in front of a motorcycle to protect her three-year-old son, Richard Vick, from the cycle’s path. The accident occurred at Weequahic Park in Newark when a stunt rider lost control of his motorcycle.
Ms. Clarke was a receptionist at Pressler & Pressler, a law firm in East Hanover.
Born in Elizabeth, she was a lifelong resident of Rahway.
Surviving are another son, Tashir Taylor; her father, Fred L. Clarke Jr.; three sisters, Lawand, Iesha and Elaine Clarke; a brother, Daina Cherry; her grandmother, Mrs. Jean Cherry, and her grandfather, Plemmie Lawson.

Mary Joyce
04/07/00
A Mass for Mrs. Mary Joyce, 47, of Edison will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Helena’s Church, Edison, following the funeral from the Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Rd., Edison. Interment will be at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.
Mrs. Joyce, who died Wednesday in the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, was a teacher at the Oak Tree Nursery School in Edison for seven years.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marywood College, Scranton, Pa., in 1975.
Born in Philadelphia, she moved to Edison 22 years ago.
Surviving are her husband, Edmund; a son, Kevin E.; two daughters, Kerry and Brynn; two brothers, Michael and Thomas Dennery, and two sisters, Mrs. Eileen Broer and Mrs. Joan Casey.
The family requests donations to the Mary Joyce Fund for Education.

Stanley R. Katz
04/07/00
Stanley R. Katz, of West End, the mayor of Deal from 1979 through 1995, died yesterday in the Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch.
Services will be held at noon today in Temple Beth El, Ocean. Arrangements are under the direction of the Worden-Hoidal Funeral Home, Oakhurst.
Mr. Katz served as the mayor of Deal for 16 years and was a member of the Deal Board of Commissioners from 1967 through 1979.
He maintained a law practice in Deal and was a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and a trustee of the Monmouth Bar Association from 1968 through 1974.
Mr. Katz earned a bachelor’s degree in 1939 from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and a law degree in 1941 from Cornell University Law School.
He had been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a member of the Ethics and Grievance Committee.
Mr. Katz was chairman of the Monmouth County Law Day Committee from 1958 through 1963 and was an attorney for the Millstone Township Board of Adjustment.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was a first lieutenant and rifle platoon leader in the 325 Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division participating in the invasions of Sicily, Italy, and France.
Mr. Katz was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Distinguished United Badge, Glider Wings and three Invasion Arrowheads. He permanently retired from military service as a result of wounds received in action during the Normandy invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1994.
He was a trustee of Temple Beth El, Oakhurst, and had served as president of the Deal Parent-Teacher Association.
Mr. Katz also was active with the Deal Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for many years.
Born in Orange, he lived in Deal before moving to West End in 1996.
Surviving are four sons, Richard, Steven, Robert and Johnathan, and 10 grandchildren.

Sylvia Kalnitsky
04/07/00
Mrs. Sylvia Kalnitsky, 77, of West Orange, the owner of a secretarial service and a typing and short hand instructor, died yesterday in St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vaux Hall Rd., Union.
Mrs. Kalnitsky was an aide in the workshop division of the Jewish Vocational Service, East Orange, for many years before retiring in 1988.
Earlier, she owned Kal’s Secretarial Service in Newark for 12 years with Allan, her husband of 57 years. She also taught typing and short hand at the North Jersey Secretarial School in Newark.
She graduated from Essex Junior College, Newark.
Mrs. Kalnitsky was a member of the Sisterhood of Temple B’Nai Israel, Nutley, and B’Nai Shalom of the Jewish Center of West Orange.
She also was a member of the Nutley-Belleville Hadassah, West Orange Hadassah and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mrs. Kalnitsky volunteered at St. Barnabas Medical Center.
Born in Newark, she lived in East Orange and Clifton before moving to West Orange 33 years ago.
Also surviving are two sons, Bruce and Steven.

Gladys May Victoria Johnson
06/08/01
Mrs. Gladys May Victoria Johnson, 100, of Paramus died yesterday at home.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, S113 Farview Ave., Paramus.
Mrs. Johnson was a pastor with the Salvation Army in New York City for many years before retiring.
Born in Milton, England, she lived in Lyndhurst before moving to Paramus in 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Stains; a son, Thomas; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arthur Roberts
01/05/01
Services for Arthur Roberts, 64, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Nesbitt Funeral Home, 165 Madison Ave., Elizabeth.
Mr. Roberts, who died Tuesday at home, was a bartender in the Elizabeth area for many years.
He served in the Air Force during peacetime.
Surviving are brothers, Roy Roach and Edward and Nathaniel Roberts, and a sister, Jeannette Roberts.

John La Grasso
04/07/00
A Mass for John R. La Grasso, 77, a lifelong resident of Newark, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Newark. The funeral will be from the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave., Union.
Mr. La Grasso, who died Wednesday in St. James Hospital, Newark, was a maintenance worker with Chase Chemical Co. in Newark for 30 years before retiring in 1987.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he served with the Seabees.
Mr. La Grasso was a member of the Adam Street Social Club in Newark.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy; a son, Nunzio; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Anna Marfia and Mrs. Lisa Maccia; a brother, Tom, and eight grandchildren.

Jack Lasky
04/07/00
Graveside services for Jack Lasky, 87, of Elizabeth will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin. Arrangements are by the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.
Mr. Lasky died Wednesday in the Inglemoor Care Center, Livingston.
He was employed in the produce department of King’s supermarket in Garwood before retiring two years ago.
Mr. Lasky was a member of the Young Men’s Hebrew Club, Union.
Born in Newark, he lived in Hillside before moving to Elizabeth many years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sheila Leen and Mrs. Marcia Schwartz; two brothers, Joe and Sol; two sisters, Mrs. Mame Kohn and Jean; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Joseph Lenkiewicz
04/07/00
A Mass for Joseph Lenkiewicz, 80, of Little Egg Harbor will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in St. Theresa’s Church, Main Street, Tuckerton. Arrangements are by the Maxwell Funeral Home, Little Egg Harbor.
Mr. Lenkiewicz, who died Wednesday in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, was an ink mixer for 25 years with Lewis Roberts Inc., Newark, before retiring in 1982.
From 1942 to 1947, he served as a corporal in the Polish Army, in Egypt and Israel. He was wounded in combat.
Mr. Lenkiewicz was a member of SPK Polish Veterans in Exile in Elizabeth.
Born in Batury, Poland, he lived in Woodbridge Township before moving to Little Egg Harbor two years ago.
Surviving are Elizabeth, his wife of 53 years; a daughter, Mrs. Monica Petti; two sons, Edward and Benjamin; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Virginia MacDonald
12/29/00
Services for Mrs. Virginia MacDonald of Rutherford will be at 10 a.m. today in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 153 Glenwood Ave., East Orange. Arrangements are by the Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
Mrs. MacDonald, who died Dec. 16 in Hackensack Medical Center, was a licensed practical nurse at Hackensack Medical Center before retiring six years ago.
She earned a degree from Bergen County Community College.
Born in Greensboro, N.C., Mrs. MacDonald moved to Rutherford many years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Aultman, and two grandchildren.

Ethel Lott
04/07/00
Mrs. Ethel Lott, 79, of Andover Township died yesterday in Newton Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 8:30 o’clock tomorrow evening in the Morgan Funeral Home, 31-33 Main St., Netcong.
Born in Richmond, Va., Mrs. Lott lived in Norfolk, Va., New York City and Livingston before moving to Andover Township seven months ago.
Surviving are two sons, Albert Jr. and Paul; a brother, Leslie Avant, and five grandchildren.

Nicholas Mortarulo
04/07/00
A Mass for Nicholas A. Mortarulo, 74, of Scotch Plains will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow 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.

Eda Mundy
04/07/00
Mrs. Eda Mundy, 93, of Cranford died yesterday in the Rahway Geriatric Center, Rahway.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford.
Mrs. Mundy was a registered nurse with the Brook Lodge Nursing Home and the Cranford Hall Nursing Home, both in Cranford, for 30 years before retiring in 1971.
She graduated from the Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Jersey City.
Born in Jamaica, West Indies, Mrs. Mundy came to the U.S. in 1923 and lived in Jersey City before moving to Cranford in 1945.
Surviving are two sons, Paul and David; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

R. O’Dell
04/07/00
Private services will be held for Richard S. O’Dell, 66, of New Milford, who died Wednesday in Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pequannock.
Arrangements are by Richards Funeral Home, Inc., West Milford.
Mr. O’Dell was a warehouse manager with the Corporate Communications Group, where he was employed for 13 years. Earlier, he had worked for Western Publishing in Poughkeepsie for 29 years.
He was a member of the Crum Elbow Rod and Gun Club in Poughkeepsie.
Mr. O’Dell served in the Army during the Korean War.
Born in Poughkeepsie, he moved to West Milford 14 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Irene; a son, Richard; a daughter, Mrs. Lisa Wiltse; a sister, Mrs. Jean Forrest, and four grandchildren.

Ernest C. Rosebrock
09/29/00
Ernest C. Rosebrock, 48, lieutenant with sheriff’s department? Lt. Ernest C. Rosebrock, 48, of Branchburg died yesterday at home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union.
Lt. Rosebrock was employed with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department for the last 26 years, most recently as a lieutenant.
He served as an elder with the Neshanic Reformed Church, Hillsboro, and on the board of the American Correctional Food Service.
Lt. Rosebrock also was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and coached girls soccer for many years.
Born in Rahway, he lived in Franklin Park before moving to Branchburg more than two years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Gina M.; daughters, Jenna, Carly and Bethann; a brother, Charlie, and sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cook and Mrs. Marilyn Kopervas.

Ralph Porpora Sr.
04/07/00
A Mass for Ralph J. Porpora Sr., 63, of Toms River will be offered at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow in St. Luke’s Church, Toms River, after the funeral from the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd., Toms River.
Mr. Porpora, who died Wednesday in Community Medical Center, Toms River, owned and operated the Shoe Place in Linden for eight years before retiring in 1994.
He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Born in Newark, Mr. Porpora lived in Colonia and Edison before moving to Toms River six years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, Ralph Jr., Christopher and Mark; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Montecalvo; a sister, Mrs. Frances Zelenak, and seven grandchildren.

Emanuel Sandreuter
04/07/00
A memorial service for Emanuel Sandreuter, 89, of Woodbridge will be held at 11 a.m. April 29 in the Central Presbyterian Church, Maple Street, Summit.
Arrangements are by the William R. Dangler Funeral Home, Summit.
Mr. Sandreuter, who died Sunday in the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, was employed for 40 years with Ciba-Geigy in Summit before retiring as a vice president of importing and exporting in 1976.
He was a volunteer with SAGE in Summit for 15 years.
Born in Basel, Switzerland, he lived in Summit before moving to Woodbridge four years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Monique; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pasquale DiMatteo
08/18/00
A Mass for Pasquale “Patsy” Di Matteo, 89, 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. Interment will take place in Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge.
Mr. Di Matteo, who died Wednesday in the Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, was a baker for 35 years with Mrs. Wagner’s Pies in Brooklyn, retiring in 1969. He also worked for the Middlesex Borough Board of Education for 10 years.
Born in Italy, he lived in Brooklyn before moving to Middlesex in 1969.
Surviving are a son, John; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Ciaccio; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Cookie Stafford
04/07/00
Services for Miss Cookie Stafford, 48, a lifelong resident of Montville, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, Rock Lane and Church Road, Boonton. Arrangements are by the Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals, Morristown.
Miss Stafford died Wednesday at home.
Surviving are a son, James D.; her mother, Mrs. Johnie May Stafford, and a brother, Robert O. Jr.

William J. Tamarato
04/07/00
A Mass for William J. Tamarato Sr., 84, of West Orange will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Orange, following the funeral from The Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, 340 Main St., West Orange.
Mr. Tamarato died Wednesday in the Kessler Nursing Home, West Orange.
He was a water proofer in the mason business for United Construction Co. in New York for 10 years before retiring in 1981. Previously, he worked for the Rockwell Newman Co., Orange, for 35 years.
An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Tamarato served as a squad leader in the 102nd Ozark infantry division. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, the European Theater Medal, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Unit Award, the American Theater Ribbon, the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 326, West Orange, and Local 66 Pointers, Cleaners, Caulkers Union of New York.
Born in Cambridge Springs, Pa., Mr. Tamarato lived in Orange before moving to West Orange 53 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, May; three daughters, Mrs. Marsha Malone, Mrs. Barbara Larson and Mrs. Nancy Mason; a son, William J. Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Horvath, Mrs. Irene Kaufhold and Mrs. Margaret Longo, and 10 grandchildren.

Julia D’Agosta
06/29/01
A Mass for Mrs. Julia D’Agosta, 86, of Kearny will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, after the funeral from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington.
Mrs. D’Agosta, who died Wednesday in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny, was a packer with Colgate-Palmolive in Jersey City for 27 years before retiring in 1975.
Born in Jersey City, she lived in North Arlington for 35 years before moving to Kearny five years ago.
Surviving are a son, Dominick R.; a daughter, Mrs. Judith J. Vanancio; sisters, Mrs. Rose Hammer and Mrs. Mary Condern, and two grandchildren.

Madeline Traub
04/07/00
Mrs. Madeline E. Traub, 81, of Wayne died yesterday at home.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Christ Church, 400 Ramapo Ave., Pompton Lakes. Arrangements are by the Moore’s Home for Funerals, Wayne.
Born in Media, Pa., Mrs. Traub moved to Wayne in 1954.
Surviving are her husband, Egon F.; two sons, Robert W. Lewis and Keith F. Traub; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Edwards; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

George Whittle
04/07/00
Services for George Wentford Whittle, 79, of West Orange, the first African-American automobile salesman in the area and the recipient of awards of excellence, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market St., Newark. Arrangements are by Martin’s Home for Service, Inc., Montclair.
Mr. Whittle, who died Tuesday in St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, was an automobile salesman with Mallon Pontiac in East Orange for 25 years and Compass Lincoln in Orange for five years before retiring.
He was the first African-American auto salesman in the area. His sales expertise consistently earned him awards of excellence.
Mr. Whittle served in the Army during World War II.
He graduated with a degree in biology from Howard University in 1947 and was a member of the Omega Psi fraternity.
A member of the Sundowners Social Club, he also was a Connecting Link of the Essex County Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Born in Mecklenburg County, Va., Mr. Whittle lived in Orange before moving to West Orange.
Surviving are his wife, Trudi, and a sister, Mrs. Ruby A. Smith.


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