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AMBROSE M. BAJKOWSKY, of East Newark, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2003. He was 77. Born in Eynon, Pa., he lived most of his life in Harrison and East Newark. He died at Columbus Hospital, Newark. He was a maintenance worker for Wilkata Folding Company, Kearny, for 37 years before retirement in 1991. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Husband of Sophie (nee Czaikowski); father of Ronald, Robert, Gary and Kathryn Danatzko; brother of Julius, Paul and Dorothy Johnson, Blanch Gilbert and the late Bernard; grandfather of Carrieann, Danielle and Gary Bajkowsky and John Danatzko. A private service will be held under the direction of Piasecki Memorial, 336 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.
MARY ROSE CAPOZZI (nee Pizzano), of East Newark, died on Saturday, June 14, 2003. She was 82. Born in Pittston, Pa., she lived in East Newark for the last 70 years, and prior to that, Pittston, Pa. She died at home. She worked as a seamstress at Clark's Thread Mill in East Newark, including the manufacture of military uniforms for the Armed Forces during World War II, until 1949 when she left to raise four children and worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Anthony's Church, East Newark. Beloved wife of the late Pasquale "Patsy;" devoted mother of Joseph and Connie, Patrick. Michael and Cathy and Maria and Robert Rokoszak; cherished grandmother of Melissa, Justin, Nicholas, Bryan, Dana, Christian and Brianna; loving sister of Angelina Romano, Elizabeth Boccoline, Ann Testa, Helen Orlowicz and the late Carmine and Paul Pizzano; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave. on Wednesday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. A funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, East Newark Entombment will be in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary's memory to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
ELIZABETH M. CULLEN, "Our Mom," formerly of Kearny, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in Browndale, Pa. She was 78. She was the last of 18 children to Mr. And Mrs. Eugene Brandy; beloved wife of Vincent Cullen; loving mother to daughter Mary (John) Boylan, Diane (Richard) Shope, Debbie (Scott ) Wilkenson; pre-deceased by daughters Elizabeth Firuta, Margaret (Roy) Stawicki-Bosveld; loving grandmother of eight, Kimberly (Leo )Wall, David (Lisa) Fuchs, Scott (Amy) Fuchs, Danielle Stawicki, Allison and Matthew Shope, Kelly (Jake) Wilkenson; loving great-grandmother of seven Justine and Joshua Wall, Brianna, Julia, Patrick Fuchs, Elizabeth and Joseph Stawicki. Our prayers and love are with them always.
SAMUEL GENNACE, of Kearny, died on Sunday, June 15, 2003. He was 82.
Born in Kearny, he was a lifelong resident. He died in West Hudson Hospital,
Kearny. He served in the Army during World War II and was a
VINCENT G. MACE, of Kearny, died on Thursday, June 12, 2003. He was
84. He was a lifelong resident of Kearny. He died in Newton Memorial Hospital,
Newton. He owned and operated H. Mace Movers in Kearny for
HELEN L. McDONOUGH), of Kearny, died on Saturday, June 14, 2003.
She was 82. Born in Trenton, she lived in Kearny since 1942. She also maintained
a summer home in Lavallette, N.J. for the past 50 years. She died in Clara
Maass Continuing Care Center, Kearny. She was employed at the R.C.A. (Radio
DR. JOHN FRANCIS RACINE (RACZYNSKI), of Las Vegas, Nev., passes away
at his home. He was 49. He was born in Newark. His career included duty
as a registered nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, professor of Health
Care Administration at Iona College and Baruch College, professor of nursing
at University of Hawaii at West Oahu, professor of Health Administration
at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and professor of health
GEORGE H. SHALVOY, JR., of Kearny, Sunday, June 8, 2003. He was 78. He was a lifelong resident of Kearny. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He worked in the human resources department of the New Jersey Department of Labor in Jersey City before retiring in 1987. Previously, he was a print operator at Griffith Spice Labs, Union. He also worked as an auto mechanic. He owned and operated Shalvoy Automotive Services in Kearny. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (nee Carberry); a son, George H. III; a brother, Paul and a sister, Sister Margaret Alice Shalvoy, a Sister of Charity. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Shalvoy Robinson. Funeral services were conducted by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen's Church, 141 Washington Ave., Kearny, 07032.
MICHAEL TESTA, of Newark, formerly of Kearny, died on Sunday, June 8, 2003. He was 52. Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny before moving to Newark one year ago. He died in Columbus Hospital. He was inventory control clerk for the I.R.S. in Newark for 20 years before retiring in 1985. Husband of Denise (nee Paolini); father of Kimberly Testa and Sean Testa; son of Milton and Florence Testa; brother of Larry Testa, Dolores Lutkus and Maryanne Magliaro; also survived by four nieces and four nephews. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia's Church, Kearny.
DOROTHY YANKOSKI (nee Richard), of Harrison, died on Saturday, June
7, 2003. She was 87. Born in Danville, Pa., she lived in Harrison for the
last 40 years. She died at St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center
at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark. She worked at Tight Flex Aviation,
Newark, and volunteered at West Hudson Hospital, Kearny, for 20 years until
1993. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Rosary