Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Leontina U. Bucci 
May 6, 1997 
TRENTON - Leontina Ulivieri Bucci, 94, of Trenton, died Monday at Mercerville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hamilton.
Arrangements are being completed by Brenna Funeral Home, 340 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. 

Domenic M. Castaldo 
May 6, 1997 
HAMILTON - Domenic M. Castaldo, 74, died Monday at St. Francis Medical Center. 
Born in Trenton, he was a Chambersburg resident for 73 years.
Mr. Castaldo was a former iron worker and owner of Lola's Pizzeria. He retired from the Trenton Board of Education where he was supervisor of the buildings and grounds unit. A member of the Kent Athletic Association, he was a former member of the Iron Workers Local 68.
Son of the late Anthony and Mary Turano Castaldo, brother of the late Nicolina Contardo and husband of the late Lola Kondor Castaldo, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Georgiana and Joseph Battista of Hamilton and Stella Castaldo, with whom he resided; a sister, Stella Palumbo of Trenton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Caroline Castaldo of Trenton and Louis and Georgiana Castaldo of Hamilton; two grandsons, Joey and Sammy Battista of Hamilton; a special friend, Tarang Vasti; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 9 a.m. Thursday at Gruerio Funeral Home, 311 Chestnut Ave., Trenton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 540 Chestnut Ave., Trenton. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercer County Sunshine Foundation, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing, N.J. 08638. 

Catherine T. Barber 
May 6, 1997 
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Catherine T. Barber, 85, died Monday in Port St. Lucie. 
Born in Trenton, she was a former resident of Trenton and lived in Port St. Lucie for 25 years.
Mrs. Barber was a retired New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. operator.
Daughter of the late Gustov and Sarah Thom, wife of the late George Katz and George Barber, mother of the late Dorothy M. Wood and sister of the late Edgar Thom, she is survived by a daughter, Georgeen C. Katz of Mount Pocono, Pa.; a brother, Raymond Thom of Morrisville, Pa.; and two grandsons, George Daniel and Troy Hayes of Trenton.
Memorial services will be at a later date at Colonial Cemetery, Trenton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Florence H. Davis 
May 6, 1997 
TRENTON - Florence H. Davis, 67, died Thursday at home.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong resident. Ms. Davis attended Trenton schools. She was a supervisor at North Princeton Developmental Center in Skillman. She was a former member of St. Paul AME Church.
Daughter of the late Alice and Randall Davis Sr. and sister of the late Randall Davis Jr., she is survived by a son, Paul D. Davis of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Catherine Brown of Lawrenceville; a stepsister, Mara Carroll; a stepbrother, John Coles, both of Atlanta; a sister-in-law, Mamie Davis of Trenton; three aunts; many uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives; friends; and a special friend, Betty Nevius of Ewing.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral Service, 300 N. Willow St., Trenton. The Rev. C.J. Carter, assistant pastor of Galilee Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Ewing Cemetery. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home. 
 
Anne M.J. DeMarco 
May 6, 1997 
MOUNT LAUREL - Anne M. Jannicelli DeMarco, 79, died Monday at her home.
Born in Scranton, Pa., she lived in West Caldwell before moving to Mount Laurel six years ago.
Mrs. DeMarco, a banker for 28 years with First Fidelity in Newark, retired in 1987. She was a communicant at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Mount Laurel for six years.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Guido DeMarco; a daughter and son- in-law, Lucia and Donald Orth of Moorestown; a son, Leonard DeMarco of Mount Laurel; a sister, Carmen Nigro of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Alex Jannicelli of Florham Park; and three grandchildren.
Private funeral service will be Wednesday. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 tonight at Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel. 
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, New Jersey Affiliate Memorials Program, 2250 Route 1, North Brunswick, N.J. 08902-4301. 
 
Ella V. Farkas 
May 6, 1997 
NASHUA, N.H. - Ella V. Farkas, 84, died April 26 at home.
Born in Trenton, she was a longtime resident of Jackson Heights, N.Y., before moving to Nashua. Mrs. Farkas was an underwriter for Church Pension Fund for more than 40 years. She was a graduate of Rider College. She was past matron of the Lorelei Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and past district deputy in New York.
Daughter of the late Anton and Mary Vago, wife of the late Stephen Farkas, who died in 1965, and sister of the late Vilma Smith, she is survived by a nephew, Trent A. Smith of Amherst; two nieces, Lynn S. Monica of Pipersville, Pa., and Lainie Gold of Trenton; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. May 23 at Riverview Cemetery in Trenton. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of Smith & Herald Funeral Home, Milford, N.H. CAPTION: Mather 

Louise G. Galietta 
May 6, 1997 
UPPER MAKEFIELD, Pa. - Louise G. Galietta, 85, died Sunday at home.
Born in Orange, N.J., she lived in Washington Crossing for the past 22 years. Mrs. Galietta was a member of St. Ignatius Church and its senior citizens' group.
Wife of the late Jerry N. Galietta, she is survived by two sons, Gerald E. Galietta, M.D., of Lumberville and Alfred Galietta of Meredith, N.H.; a brother, Edward Caravito of Belleville, N.J.; two sisters, Anna Terzino of New Brunswick, N.J., and Florence Petrillo of East Hanover, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius Church, Yardley. Burial will be at Newtown Cemetery. Calling hours will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave., (River Road), Yardley.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Bucks County Unit, 43 Main St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 or Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, Pa. 18940. 
 
Florence K. Gutterman 
May 6, 1997 
JAMESBURG - Florence K. Gutterman, 73, died Sunday in Beersheba, Israel.
Born in New York City, she was a former resident of St. Albans and Plainview, N.Y., and lived in Jamesburg for seven years.
Mrs. Gutterman was a graduate of New York University where she earned her bachelor's and master of arts degrees. She was a graduate of Teachers College at Columbia University where she earned a second master's degree.
She was a speech therapist and educator for many years before retiring. She was a volunteer speech therapist at Monroe Village and was a member of Rossmoor Jewish Congregation and Hadassah.
Wife of the late Dr. George Gutterman, she is survived by a daughter and son- in-law, Elaine Gutterman and Jeffrey Markowitz of Princeton Junction; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Etty Gutterman of Metar, Israel; five grandchildren, Ariana and Talia Markowitz, Leore, Galle and Efrat Gutterman; and several nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services will be noon Thursday at Congregation Beth Chaim, Village Road, Princeton Junction. Rabbi Eric Wisnia will officiate. Burial will be in Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing. 
 
Archibald Harrison 
May 6, 1997 
YARDLEY, Pa. - Archibald Harrison, 92, died Saturday at Manor Care Nursing Home in Yardley.
Born in Hanley, England, Mr. Harrison was a Ewing resident for 68 years before moving to Yardley two years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Collinson Harrison; a son, William Harrison of Toronto; a daughter, Margaret Houck of College Park, Md.; a granddaughter, Barbara Bennett; a great-granddaughter, Abbey Bennett; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park, Eggerts Crossing Road, Ewing. The Rev. William McQuoid, pastor of Pennington Presbyterian Church, will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St., Pennington. 

Joseph Pustae II 
May 6, 1997 
TRENTON - Joseph Pustae II, 75, died Monday at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Pustae was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a captain in the Trenton Police Department and retired in 1979 after 29 years. After retirement, he owned New Road Exxon in Monmouth Junction for 12 years. He also worked with National Automobile Dealers Exchange in Bordentown.
He was a graduate of Trenton Central High School. He was a member of the New Jersey State PBA, Trenton Local 11 and New Jersey State Retired Police and Fireman's Association, Mercer County Local 12.
Son of the late Joseph and Suzanne Pustae and brother of the late Alice Dani, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Nancy T. Pustae III of Forked River; two daughters, Karen Beth and Suzanne Pustae, both of Trenton; three grandchildren, Shannon C., Kelly E. and Joseph Pustae IV; a great-aunt, Frances Tohill of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 9 a.m. Friday at M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Trenton. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Trenton. Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to ARC/Mercer, Inc., 231 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648. 

John F. Mann Jr. 
May 6, 1997 
NEW HANOVER - John F. Mann Jr., 47, of Cookstown, died Monday at home.
Arrangements are being completed by Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main St., New Egypt. 

Mary Mae Mather 
May 6, 1997 
HAMILTON - Mary Mae Mather, 84, died Sunday at St. Francis Medical Center.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Mather was a waitress at various local restaurants for many years.
Daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Benson, wife of the late Ferdinand S. Mather and mother of the late Charles and Roger Mather, she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ferdinand C. Sr. and Dorothy Mather of Hamilton, and Kenneth C. Mather of Titusville; two brothers and a sister-in-law, George and Mary Benson and John Benson, all of Hamilton; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Hartmann Funeral Home, 2830 Nottingham Way, Mercerville. The clergy of Holy Angels Church will officiate. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, when a Christian wake service will be offered.
Memorial contributions may be made of Holy Angels Church, 1733 S. Broad St., Trenton, N.J. 08610. 
 
Joe N. McLaughlin 
May 6, 1997 
PLAINFIELD CITY - Joe N. McLaughlin, 52, died Sunday.
Born in Sumter, S.C., he lived in Trenton for many years before moving to Plainfield recently.
Mr. McLaughlin was an Army veteran and served from 1961 to 1967. He was employed at the VA Medical Center in Lyons.
Son of the late Josh McLaughlin, grandson of the late Olivia Watson and brother of the late Larry Reed, he is survived by his wife, Holli McLaughlin of Trenton; three sons, Brent and Michael of Passaic and Terrence Hunt of Trenton; a daughter, Brittany Hunt of Trenton; his mother and stepfather, Edith and Robert Williams of Passaic; his mother-in-law, Joan Hunt of Trenton; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Heather and Michael Moore of Willingboro, Hillary and Delphry Johnson of Virginia, and Jonathan Hunt of Trenton; three stepsisters, Ollie Hall of Trenton, Charlene Cothran of Georgia and Sallie Grant of Passaic; three grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1225 Calhoun St., Trenton. The Rev. Wayne Griffith, pastor of First Baptist Church of Pennington, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Calling hours will be 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral chapel. FARKAS 
Died April 26, 1997, in Nashua, N.H. Ella V. Farkas, 84, resident of 55 Harris Road, Nashua, N.H. Wife of the late Stephen Farkas. There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 23, 1997, at 1 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, N.J. Smith & Herald Funeral Home, Milford, N.H., is in charge of arrangements. 

Daniel Mocchi 
May 6, 1997 
TRENTON - Daniel Mocchi, 82, died Monday at Mercer Medical Center in Trenton. 
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong Trenton resident.
Mr. Mocchi was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1976 after 17 years with the state Division of Motor Vehicles in Trenton. 
Son of the late Biagio and Armida Giovanella Mocchi and brother of the late Marion Longtin and Sister Frances Mocchi, he is survived by four nephews, George Frake of Rancocas, Biagio Frake of Pemberton, Lester Frake of California and Bertrand Longtin of Mount Holly; two nieces, Armida Levenduski of Hamilton and Loretta Haithcock of Washington Court, Ohio; 23 great-nieces and great- nephews; five great-great-nephews, Ryan and Aaron Knepper, Daniel, Richard and Mark Gibbs, and a great-great-niece, Jenna Knepper.
The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brenna Funeral Home, 340 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Joachim's Church, Butler Street, Trenton. Burial will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. Calling hours will be 8:30 a.m. until time of funeral Wednesday at the funeral home. ARMY LOGO PLEASE 
 
Joseph W. Novia 
May 6, 1997 
LAWRENCE - Joseph W. Novia, 38, died Sunday as a result of an automobile accident in Lower Makefield Township, Pa.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a Lawrence resident for 11 years. Mr. Novia was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, attended Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and graduated from Trenton State College.
He was the membership and traffic manager of WWFM, the classical network of Mercer County Community College. He was a professional musician and played trumpet with the Cardinal Dougherty Marching Band, Vincent Lopez Orchestra, Jacob Tietz German Band, Second Vision and Mr. Pink. He was an area actor, most recently seen at the Off-Broadstreet Theater in Hopewell and West Wind Repertory Theater in Princeton.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Jackson Novia; his parents, Galileo and Louise D'Amore Novia of Bensalem, Pa.; two sisters, Linda N. Manini of Bensalem and Julie N. Donahue of Philadelphia; and four nephews and two nieces.
Burial Office and Requiem Eucharist will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Cathedral, 801 W. State St., Trenton. The Very Rev. Thomas C. Wand, Dean (Interim) of the cathedral, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia.
Memorial contributions may be made to WWFM, the Classical Network, P.O. Box B, Trenton, N.J. 08690 or Off-Broadstreet Theater, Building Fund, P.O. Box 359, Hopewell, N.J. 08525.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ivins & Taylor, 1740 Greenwood Ave., Trenton. 
 
Bruce J. Phillips Sr. 
May 6, 1997 
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP - Bruce James Phillips Sr., 48, died Saturday at West Jersey Hospital in Marlton.
Born in Abington, Pa., he was a former resident of Ewing and Trenton before moving to the Presidential Lakes section of Pemberton Township in 1979. Mr. Phillips was supervisor of circulation at the Trentonian newspaper and worked there since 1971.
He was a member of St. Ann's Church in Browns Mills, VFW Post 7298 in Ewing, Eden-Stanley American Legion Post 294 in Pemberton, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1135 in Pemberton, Teamsters Union Local 134 in Trenton, and Civic Association for Presidential Lakes.
He is survived by his wife, America D. Murcia Phillips; three sons, Timothy M. of Presidential Lakes, Bruce J. Jr. of Mount Laurel and Carmen D. of Presidential Lakes; three brothers, Joseph of Chambersburg, John "Jack" and Cornelius "Neil," both of Ewing; three sisters, Cecilia Mazzella of Newtown, Pa., Veronica Mulrine of Yardville and Ellen Cline of Mercerville; and many nieces and nephews.
Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church, 22 Trenton Road, Browns Mills. Interment will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lankenau Funeral Home, 31 Elizabeth St., Pemberton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Presidential Lakes Emergency Squad, Attn: Renoda Nicholas, P.O. Box 248, New Lisbon, N.J. 08064 or Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015.

Eric H. Riedesel 
May 6, 1997 
HAMILTON - Eric H. Riedesel, 23, died Friday at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood from injuries resulting from a car accident.
Born in Neptune, he lived in Millstone Township before moving to Hamilton six years ago.
Mr. Riedesel was a self-employed mechanic in the Bayville area for five years. He was a 1992 graduate of Allentown High School.
He is survived by a son, Erik John Wagner of New Egypt; his father, Henry G. Riedesel of Muncy, Pa.; his mother, Jean Riedesel of Hamilton; a brother, Brian Riedesel of Hamilton; a sister, Rebecca Riedesel of Burlington Township; his maternal grandmother, Leone L. Wilson of Howell; and his paternal grandfather, Henry J. Riedesel of Patton, Pa.
Funeral services were Monday at C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia. The Rev. Harvey Kelley officiated. Interment was at Adelphia Cemetery. 

Mary A. Scymanski 
May 6, 1997 
HAMILTON - Mary A. Scymanski, 82, died Sunday at home.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Scymanski was a former member of the Altar Rosary Society of St. Stanislaus Church.
Daughter of the late Michael and Theresa Suta, wife of the late Leo S. Scymanski and mother of the late Linda Scymanski, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Robert E. Watson of Hamilton Square; a son, Jerry L. Scymanski, with whom she lived; two sisters, Florence Spodaryk of Bordentown and Theresa Wargo of Hamilton; and two grandchildren, Amy and Mark Watson, both of Hamilton.
Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Ave., Trenton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3816 E. State St. Extension, Mercerville. Interment will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Hamilton. Calling hours will be 8:30 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Maintenance and Accessibility Fund, 3816 E. State St. Ext., Mercerville, N.J. 08619. 
 
Fredda C.P. Spaeth 
May 6, 1997 
HAMILTON - Fredda Church Phillips Spaeth, 91, died Monday at King James Care Center in Hamilton Square.
Born in Taylorsville, Pa., she lived in the Hamilton area most of her life. 
Mrs. Spaeth had been a waitress at Loft's Candy of Trenton for nine years and at Lockwood's Restaurant in Hamilton Square.
Daughter of the late Harry and Hannah Church Phillips, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene A. and Kenneth Ireland of Venice, Fla., and Madeline and Bill Schumann of Hamilton Square; a granddaughter, Donna Lee King of Hamilton Square; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. Calling hours will be 1 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015. 
 
Anna Rose Weigle 
May 6, 1997 
MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP - Anna Rose Weigle, 83, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly.
Born in Philadelphia, she lived in the Columbus area for 11 years.
Daughter of the late David and Ida Ostroff Levy, she is survived by her husband, Thompson Weigle; a son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Gail Weigle of Bridgewater; a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta Elizabeth and James Love of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Joseph Levy of Egg Harbor; a sister, Ethel Prenit of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hartmann Funeral Home, 40 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. CAPTION: Castaldo 

Teresa R. Whitmore 
May 6, 1997 
EAST WINDSOR - Teresa R. Whitmore, 39, died Wednesday at Centra-State Medical Center in Freehold.
Born in Long Branch, she lived in East Windsor for the past four years. Ms. Whitmore attended Old Bridge School and Matawan schools.
She was a member of Freehold Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ and served on the Henson Knights Choir and the Junior Missionary Board. She also belonged to the Big and Little Sisters Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew J. Whitmore Jr.; three children, Andrew J. III, Durell J. and Dondre J. Whitmore, all of East Windsor; her parents, Francis L. and Wilhelmina Hunley of Howell Township; a brother, Leonard Hunley of Lakewood; two sisters, Francine Davis of Lakewood and Jacqueline Motley of Howell Township; a grandfather, Thomas Hunley Sr. of Morganville; two god-daughters, Jaelessa Price of Suitland, Md., and Ashlee Davis of Lakewood; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel AME Church, 3 Waterworks Road, Freehold. Bishop Wayman Wright Sr. will officiate.
Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 tonight at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Service, Trenton. 

Melendez children: 
May 6, 1997 
Justina, Angel, Jennifer 
TRENTON - Justina, 7, Angel, 6, and Jennifer Melendez, 4, died Monday as a result of a fire Sunday night.
Arrangements are being completed by Hartmann Funeral Home, 539 Centre St., Trenton.


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