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ANA RAMOS, AGE 77, NEW BRUNSWICK
Published 12/9/00
Ana Ramos, 77, of New Brunswick died Thursday at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick.
A native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, she moved to New Brunswick in 1966. She was a lady who loved to cook and sew for her large family. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, New Brunswick.
Surviving are her daughter, Carmen Ortiz of New Brunswick; two sons, Augustine and Rosendo Hernandez, both of New Brunswick; her sister, Marina Arroyo of Hoboken, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, 239 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, also in New Brunwick. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call from 2-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

ANNE DIKEN, AGE 79, CARTERET
Published 12/9/00
Anne Karoly Diken, 79, of Carteret died Thursday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division.
A native of Pittston, Pa., she lived in Carteret during the past 38 years. She was a parishioner of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, Carteret, and a member of the Mother's Club of the church.
She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Nosal. She is survived by her husband, John M. Diken; two sons, Daniel Diken of Carteret, and Dennis Diken and his wife Donna of Wood-Ridge; a brother, Charles Karoly of Rochelle Park; two grandchildren, Rebekah and Rachel, and two great-grandchildren, Selena and Cassandra.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Synowiecki Funeral Home, 56 Carteret Ave., Carteret, followed by a 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy at St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, also in Carteret. Burial will be held at St. Michael's Cemetery in South Hackensack. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Parastas will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Elias Bell Tower Fund.

BARBARA REIS, AGE 54, KENDALL PARK
Published 12/9/00
Barbara A. Reis, 54, died Thursday at her home.
She was born in Newark and raised in Edison. She moved to Kendall Park in 1971. She was a research grants & contracts administrator at Rutgers University in Piscataway for 17 years. She enjoyed arts and crafts, and loved to travel.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond C. Reis; her father, Stanley Palkiewicz of Edison; her son and daughter-in-law, David J. and Kim Reis of San Francisco; her brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Bernadette Palkiewicz of South Brunswick Township, and two grandchildren, Charlie and Katie.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Henderson Road, Kendall Park. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Burial Park Mausoleum, East Brunswick. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. tomorrow at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Barbara Reis Memorial Fund, c/o Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3330 Route 27, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.

EDMUND JARUSIEWICZ, AGE 73, SAYREVILLE
Published 12/9/00
Edmund Jarusiewicz, 73, died Thursday at his home.
Born in South Amboy, he was a lifelong resident of Sayreville. Before his retirement in 1987, he was employed as a millwright at Peter J. Switzer Company in Spotswood for 46 years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4699 and a communicant of St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, both in Sayreville.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Walter, Chester and Edward Jarusiewicz, and a sister, Pauline Tabaszewski.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Anna Gilewski; his daughter, Judith Smith of Sayreville; three sons, Edmund, Michael and Mark, all of Sayreville; six grandchildren, John, Jena, Jamie, Holly, Michael and Danny; a brother, Frank Jarusiewicz of South River, and two sisters, Jean Krzyzkowski and Irene Zakrzewski, both of South Amboy.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maliszewski Memorial Home, 121 Main St., Sayreville, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, also in Sayreville. Private cremation will follow. Calling hours at the funeral home will be tomorrow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of Sayreville VFW Post 4699 will stand honor guard tomorrow from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and then hold military services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

THOMAS MINUCCI, AGE 88, AVENEL
Published 12/9/00
Thomas Minucci, 88, of Avenel died yesterday at Amboy Care Center in Perth Amboy.
Born in Port Reading, he had lived in Avenel for most of his life. He was employed as a laborer for Carborundum Corp. in Keasbey for 40 years before retiring in 1982. He also owned and operated Mary's Hilltop Luncheonette on St. George Avenue in Avenel for many years, along with his wife, Mary, who died in 1987.
He is survived by a brother, Jim Minucci of Perth Amboy, and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, Green Street & Barron Ave. in Woodbridge, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Andrew's R.C. Church in Avenel. Burial will be at St. James Cemetery in Woodbridge. Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

JOHN BUDNIAK JR., AGE 58, OLD BRIDGE
Published 12/9/00
John Budniak Jr., 58, of Old Bridge died Wednesday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division.
A native of Perth Amboy, he was born March 4, 1942 in the city, and moved to Old Bridge nine years ago. A 1961 graduate of Edison High School, he attended Middlesex County College, and was a former statistician at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison. He loved to travel, and also loved sports.
His father, John Budniak Sr., died in 1998. He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Heiselberg; his mother, Rose Budniak of Edison; his sister, Marcella Gratson of Northridge, Calif., and brother-in-law, George; two daughters, Cathy Radcliffe of Queens, N.Y., and Wendy Rooks of Delaware Water Gap; two grandchildren, Michael and Michele Weckesser; three nephews, David, Daniel and Darren Gratson; a niece, Darria Gratson and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Flynn & Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy at Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption, Perth Amboy. Burial will be at Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery, Hopelawn. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Parastas will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Flynn & Son Charities.

ELIZABETH GOLETZ, AGE 92, MONROE
Published 12/9/00
Elizabeth Fischler Goletz, 92, of Monroe Township died yesterday at her home.
A native of Yugoslavia, she had lived in the Jamesburg-Monroe Township area for the past 70 years. She retired in 1976 from Buxton's Country Shop in Monroe where she was employed as a commissary worker. Previously, she was employed by Carter-Wallace Corp. in Cranbury.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles. Surviving are her daughter, Dorothy Holtz of Monroe Township; three sons, Thomas and William, both of Monroe Township, and Charles of Spotswood, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Lester Memorial Home, 16 W. Church St., Jamesburg, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Helmetta. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Monroe Township. Visiting hours for family and friends will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

JOSEPH SHAFER, AGE 19, NORTH BRUNSWICK
Published 12/9/00
Joseph P. Shafer, 19, of North Brunswick died Thursday.
He previously attended St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen and worked as a driver and truck mechanic in his stepfather's business, Morris Landscaping. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church in Milltown.
He was predeceased by his father, Michael.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Alice (Kwietniak) Morris and Arthur Morris of North Brunswick; his maternal grandparents, Peter and Jean Kwietniak of Edison; two brothers, Brian Shafer, at home, and Michael and his wife Angela Shafer of East Brunswick; a stepbrother, Arthur Jr. and his wife, Jennifer Morris, of South River; his aunts and uncles, Thomas and Mary Kwietniak of Milltown, Peter Kwietniak of Edison, Helen and Gene Kochevar of Milltown and Deborah Shafer of Piscataway, and many cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church in Milltown. Burial will be at Van Liew Cemetery in North Brunswick. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at Bronson & Guthlein Funeral Home, 152 North Main St., Milltown.

EVA WILCOX, AGE 86, MONROE
Published 12/9/00
Eva R. Wilcox, 86, of Monroe Township died Thursday at the Merwick Unit of The Medical Center at Princeton.
She was the wife of the late Henry Geisler and John C. Wilcox Sr., and the stepmother of Mary Jane Hamlin and John C. Wilcox Jr.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at A.S. Cole Son & Co. Funeral Home, 22 North Main St., Cranbury. Burial will be at Hackensack Cemetery in Hackensack. Calling hours are 3-7 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation at The Medical Center at Princeton, Department of Home Care, 253 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08540.

STEPHEN BONK, AGE 87, MENLO PARK
Published 12/9/00
Stephen E. Bonk, 87, died yesterday at his home in Edison.
Born in Perth Amboy, he had resided in Menlo Park since 1955. A graduate of Perth Amboy High School and Rutgers University, he worked for American Cyanamid (now Cytec) for 44 years as an accountant before retiring in 1979. He was a communicant of St. Helena's R.C. Church, Edison, where he belonged to the Holy Name Society, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Cecelia's Council 3639, in Iselin. He was a World War II veteran, having earned four battle stars while serving with Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army in Europe. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fords, the Disabled American Veterans and the Catholic War Veterans.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Laura, and six brothers, John, Anton, Julius, Joseph, Michael and Edward Bonk.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Eleanor; two sons, Stephen of Manalapan, and Anthony and his wife Janet of Edison; three daughters, Maryann Seybuck and her husband Joseph of Edison, Jean Soccodato and her husband Enrico of Freehold, and Rita Feliks and her husband Richard of Edison; six grandchildren, Joseph, Matthew, Jeffrey, Stephen, Amy and Melissa, and a brother, Frank Bonk.
Funeral services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Zylka Funeral Home, 513-515 State St., Perth Amboy, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Helena's R.C. Church, Edison. Burial will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Sayreville. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center, 65 James St., Edison, NJ 08818-3059.

ROGER NAVARRA, AGE 56, BROOKLYN
Published 12/9/00
Roger Paul Navarra, 56, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Thursday at Long Island University Medical Center on Long Island.
He was a lifelong resident of Brooklyn. He was a self-employed truck driver, delivering Bon-Ton Potato Chips throughout Brooklyn for many years.
Surviving are his son, Roger P. Navarra of Brooklyn; his daughter, Doreen Navarra of Hazlet; his sister, Jane Martucci of Freehold, and one granddaughter.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Pettit-Davis Funeral Home, 371 West Milton Ave., Rahway, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church, also in Rahway. Burial will be held at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

FRED GREENWALD, AGE 74, OLD BRIDGE
Published 12/9/00
Fred T. Greenwald, 74, of Cedar Glen West died Wednesday at Community Medical Center, Toms River.
He had resided in Old Bridge and Rio Grande, N.J. before moving to Manchester Township earlier this year.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Joyce MacNair; six children, Walter E. Greenwald, Marion K. Barnett, Scott T. Greenwald, Nancy M. Hasty, Jane E. Hassinger and Alyson J. Woll, and nine grandchildren, Richard, Christopher, Jennifer, Keith, Eric, Tanya, Andrew, Nickolas and Lauren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Lakehurst. Viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

HELEN WUNNENBERG, AGE 91, CRANBURY
Published 12/9/00
Helen E. Pillar Wunnenberg, 91, died Thursday at Princeton Nursing Home.
Born in Bayonne, she had resided in Toms River for many years before moving to Cranbury five years ago. She and her husband, Arthur, owned and operated Artie's Market in Forked River for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was the wife of the late Arthur L. Wunnenberg, and was also predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Micklewright. She is survived by a daughter, Ardith Livi of Cranbury; two grandchildren, Denise L. Reilley of Cranbury and Devin J. Livi of Ewing; two great-grandchildren, Bryce D. Livi and Sean W. Reilley, and one nephew, Wesley Stillwaggon of Willingboro.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at A.S. Cole Funeral Home, 22 North Main St., Cranbury. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Cynthia Gilbert Memorial Fund, c/o the Cranbury First Aid Squad, 68 Maplewood Avenue, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

RAYMOND SALGADO, AGE 91, SAYREVILLE
Published 12/9/00
Raymond Salgado, 91, of Sayreville died Thursday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division.
Born in Puerto Rico, he had resided in New York City before moving to Sayreville in 1963. Before his retirement in 1974, he was employed as a supervisor in the baking department of Sunshine Biscuit Company, Sayreville, where he had worked for 45 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church in Sayreville.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, the former Juanita Rojas; two daughters, Carmen Gamjian of Rochelle Park, N.Y., and Rosalyn Guzman of Parlin; four grandchildren, Jo Ann, Susan, Roxanne and Henry, and four great-grandchildren, Jessica, Frankie, Gregory and Jennifer.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church in Sayreville. Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Sayreville. Calling hours at the funeral home will be tomorrow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

JAMES BURKE, AGE 79, EDISON
Published 12/9/00
James G. Burke, 79, a retired Edison fire captain, of Largo, Fla., died Thursday at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park, Fla.
Born in Crystal, Ky., he lived in Edison before moving to Florida. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post 0273 in Madeira Beach, Fla., AARP Chapter 936, also in Florida, the NJ Exempt Fireman's Association and the United Firefighter's Association.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie Burke; a daughter, Sharon Burke of Largo; three brothers, Harry Burke of Jacksonville, Fla., Clyde Burke of Hazel Park, Mich., and Patton Burke of Rapid City, S.Dak., and two sisters, Leatrice Alexander of Speedwell, Tenn., and Ruby Nicholson of Dundee, Mich.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Burial will follow at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo.

OLGA ZALICK, AGE 82, PERTH AMBOY
Published 12/9/00
Olga Zalick, 82, died Wednesday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division.
She was born in Perth Amboy and lived there all her life. She had worked for New York Girls Coat in Perth Amboy as a seamstress for 21 years, retiring when the plant closed. She was a communicant of St. Spiridon's Russian Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy and was a member of the church choir.
She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore, and three brothers, Anton, John and Walter Trachuk.
Surviving are two sons, Robert of Perth Amboy and Theodore of Miramar, Fla.; two sisters, Luba Trachuk of Perth Amboy and Helen Trygar of Fords and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Zylka Funeral Home, 513-515 State St., Perth Amboy, followed by a 10 a.m. Liturgy at St. Spiridon's Russian Orthodox Church, also in Perth Amboy. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Fords. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Panihida services will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

MIRIAM BREAU, AGE 58, HIGHLAND PARK
Published 12/9/00
Miriam N. Rigberg Breau, 58, died yesterday at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City.
She was born in Philadelphia and moved to New Jersey in 1958. She was married in 1961, and later moved to Highland Park in 1977. She was a member of the Highland Park Minyon, formerly serving as its chairperson. She was a life member of Hadassah, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She was a strong role model and a courageous person, devoted to her community and family. She spent her life helping people. She was not only a wonderful daughter, but also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all. Always putting her family first, she waited until after she raised her children to go back to school. She graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and earned her master of social-work degree at Rutgers University. She built a successful private practice as a psychotherapist in Highland Park and New York. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Rosenberg Rigberg. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Breau of Highland Park; two daughters, Elizabeth Breau of Highland Park and Sylvia Breau of Portland, Ore.; a son, David Breau of New York City; her father, Benjamin Rigberg of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Seth Rigberg of Voorheesville, N.Y., and Saul Rigberg of Delmar, N.Y., and two grandchildren, Michael and Debra Meagan Hoffman, both of Highland Park.
Funeral services will be held at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 South 3rd Ave., Highland Park. Burial will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge. Arrangements are under the direction of The Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Edison. Donations may be made in her memory to the MAZON Organization: A Jewish Response to Hunger, 12401 Willshire Blvd., Suite 303, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

MARGARET LAWRENCE, AGE 92, NEW BRUNSWICK
Published 2/29/00
Margaret Karsay Lawrence, 92, died Friday at Somerset Manor.
She was born in New Brunswick and lived there all her life. She was a former volunteer worker with the New Brunswick unit of the American Red Cross for many years. She was a member of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Brunswick.
Her husband, Andrew, died in 1990. A grandson, Andrew Sabo, died in 1997. Also deceased are a sister, Jennie Vilagos, and two brothers, Louis and William Karsay.
Surviving are a daughter, Vivian La Fontaine of Edison; a brother, Elmer Karsay of Somerset; a sister, Elizabeth Kady of Baltimore; two grandsons, Louis and Richard Sabo, both of Texas, three great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Brunswick. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick. There will be no visiting hours at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Gowen Funeral Home, 233 Somerset St., New Brunswick.
Memorial donations may be made to Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 247 Somerset St., New Brunswick 08901 or to the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19-21 S. 2nd Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904.

FRANK J. HOMAN, AGE 87, formerly of EAST BRUNSWICK
Published 2/29/00
Frank J. Homan, 87, died Sunday at Elmerald Oaks Nursing Home, Sarasota, Fla.
He was born in Hull, England, and had lived in East Brunswick, moving to Sarasota in 1996. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1975 as a film department supervisor for E.I. Du Pont after 45 years with the company.
His wife, the former Madalyn Ingvartsen, died in June 1996. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Burlett of Laurence Harbor; two sons, Thomas E. Homan of Sarasota, and Allan J. Homan of Laurence Harbor, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Burial will be at Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River. Calling hours are Thursday, 7-9 p.m. only, at the funeral home.

FRANK J. HOMAN, AGE 87, formerly of EAST BRUNSWICK
Published 2/29/00
Frank J. Homan, 87, died Sunday at Elmerald Oaks Nursing Home, Sarasota, Fla.
He was born in Hull, England, and had lived in East Brunswick, moving to Sarasota in 1996. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1975 as a film department supervisor for E.I. Du Pont after 45 years with the company.
His wife, the former Madalyn Ingvartsen, died in June 1996. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Burlett of Laurence Harbor; two sons, Thomas E. Homan of Sarasota, and Allan J. Homan of Laurence Harbor, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Burial will be at Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River. Calling hours are Thursday, 7-9 p.m. only, at the funeral home.

ADELAIDE BERGHOF, AGE 92, COLONIA
Published 10/4/00
Adelaide Berghof, 92, of Colonia died Sunday at Genesis Woodland Nursing Home, Plainfield.
She was born in Chalfonte, Pa., and grew up in Philadelphia. In 1930, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Goucher College, Baltimore, with a bachelor's degree in modern languages. Following her graduation, she studied for a year in Germany and had briefly resided in Moorestown before moving to Colonia in 1941.
She had been a teacher in the Woodbridge Township school system for more than 50 years before her retirement in 1994.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Mayflower Decendants, and a charter member of the Colonia Chapter of the American Associates of University Women. She was also a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Church in Plainfield.
She is survived by her godson, John Alden of Bethesda, Md., and two cousins, Betty Lou Pfohl of Leesburg, Va., and Pat Pennington of Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd. Arrangements are under the direction of Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road, Edison.

MONROE A. SCHNECKENDORF, AGE 54, CARTERET
Published 10/4/00
Monroe A. Schneckendorf, 54, of Carteret died Saturday at Rahway Hospital.
He was born in Jersey City and lived in Carteret the past 28 years. He was a 1977 graduate of Rutgers University, with a bachelor's degree. He retired from Larkin Services, Chatham, as an office manager-accountant.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons-Corner Stone Tyrian Lodge 229 in Linden, and a member of the Jewish War Veterans in Carteret.
He was the son of the late Oscar and Helen Schneckendorf. He is survived by his wife, the former Susan Hirschorn; two daughters, Lori of Carteret and Erica of Woodbridge, and a grandson, Jesse James Schneckendorf.
Graveside services were held Monday at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, under the direction of Synowiecki Funeral Home, 56 Carteret Ave., Carteret.

JOSEPH BARTOSIK, AGE 81, SOUTH AMBOY
Published 10/4/00
Joseph Bartosik, 81, of South Amboy died Sept. 26 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel.
He was born in Jersey City and lived there most of his life. Later, he lived in Middletown for 16 years before moving to South Amboy in 1996.
He worked as a hi-lo driver for 25 years at American Can Co., Jersey City, before retiring in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is predeceased by his wife, Anna Bartosik, and two brothers, John and Frank Bartosik.
He is survived by his brother, Andrew Bartosik of Linden; three nieces, Agnes Gorzka of Fords, Anna Klepczyk of Edison and Angela Bartosik of San Diego, and a nephew, Frank Bartosik of Anaheim, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Flynn & Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

JOSEPH GESSLER, AGE 94, CLARK
Published 5/31/00
Joseph "Pop" Gessler, 94, died Monday at his home.
He was born in Newark, and lived in Linden from 1936 to 1990, when he moved to Clark. He was a retired security guard for Western Electric, Kearny, for 28 years before retiring in 1970. He was a communicant of St. Agnes R.C. Church, Clark. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America-Stanley S. Holmes Chapter, Kearny. He was also a member of Asian Relief Inc. (headquartered in Maryland).
Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte Gessler and Christine Gessler, both of Clark.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at 10 a.m. tomorrow from the Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 East St. Georges Ave., Linden (at the Elizabeth-Linden city line), followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Agnes R.C. Church, Clark. Interment will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia. Visiting will be today 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Hospice, 14 Commerce Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016.

ETHEL TIER MULLER, AGE 94, WOODBRIDGE
Published 5/31/00
Ethel Tier Muller, 94, of Woodbridge died Monday at her home.
She was born in Rahway, and was a lifelong resident of Woodbridge. She was the owner and operator of Tier's Hardware Store, Woodbridge, for 60 years before retiring in 1975.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, and she was a Notary Republic for 75 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Alfred, who died in 1981, and a sister, Carolyn Schaeffler, in 1989. Surviving are two daughters, Ethel Reick of Edison and Lois Jones of Woodbridge, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 8 p.m. tomorrow at Leon J. Gerity Funeral Home, 411 Amboy Ave., Woodbridge. Cremation is private. Visiting will be tomorrow 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Woodbridge Emergency Squad, or to St. Joseph's Home, Strawberry Hill Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

THERESA NICORVO, AGE 88, SOUTH AMBOY
Published 5/31/00
Theresa Corvino Nicorvo, 88, died Monday at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.
She was born in Berwick, Pa., and lived in South Amboy before moving to Leola, Pa. 45 years ago. She enjoyed cooking and quilting.
Surviving are her husband, Richard; a daughter, Tina M. Jones, and two grandsons, Shane and Tony Jones, all of Leola, Pa.; a brother, John Corvino, and a sister, Jean Halperin, both of South Amboy.
Services will be held 9 a.m. Friday at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals," 237 Bordentown Ave., South Amboy, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church, South Amboy. Entombment will take place at the Corvino family mausoleum at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Fords. Visiting will be tomorrow, 7-9 p.m. only at the funeral home.

ISABEL WOLFF, AGE 90, SPOTSWOOD
Published 10/2/00
Isabel (Jakab) Wolff died yesterday at the Applegarth Care Center in Hightstown. She was 90 years old.
Born in Toms Creek, Va., on July 4, 1910, she moved to Hungary at the age of 14, living there for five years. She returned to the United States in 1929, settling in Kearny, where she resided before moving to Spotswood in 1968.
Her husband, Arthur L. Wolff, died in 1968.
Surviving are two sons, August A. Wolff of Spotswood, and Carl T. Wolff of Waldoboro, Maine; three grandchildren, Alexander Wolff, currently in the Peace Corps in Bangladesh, Geoffrey Wolff, currently in the Marines and stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and Catherine Carlin of Columbia. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday by Rev. Kenneth Haupt of Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, at the Eckman Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Spotswood, followed by a private burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. only.

STEPHEN A. "TIPPY" RUSAK, AGE 87, SOUTH AMBOY
Published 10/2/00
Stephen A. "Tippy" Rusak, 87, of South Amboy, formerly of Woodbridge, died Saturday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge.
Born in Woodbridge, he lived there before moving to South Amboy 35 years ago.
From 1938 to 1968, he was a self-employed milkman in the Woodbridge area, known as "Steve the Milkman." From 1968 to 1978, he was an office manager for Royal Petroleum Oil, Woodbridge.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Woodbridge, and was a past trustee of the church.
He was predeceased by his late wife, Julia Jane Brezoski, in 1990; two brothers, John and Joseph, and two late sisters, Catherine Dancsecs and Elizabeth Plucinski.
Surviving are a son, Stephen L. of Morganville; a daughter, Dorothy Facendo of South Amboy; a brother, Paul of Woodbridge; four sisters, Rose Kormer of West Seneca, N.Y., Marion Slaninko and Ann Ruszkia, both of Woodbridge, and Madeline Gall of Port Reading; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Leon J. Gerity Funeral Home, 411 Amboy Ave., Woodbridge, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church. Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


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