Miscellaneous Morris County, New Jersey Obituaries

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Helen Chiovarou, assisted husband in paint business
A funeral Mass was offered on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at St. Patrick Church in Chatham for Helen Chiovarou, 75, of Chatham, who died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 1998, at home.
Mrs. Chiovarou was born in West Orange and had lived in Chatham since 1956.
She assisted her husband in his industrial paint business, H.A. Chiovarou Inc., as the bookkeeper and secretary. Previously, she had worked in international shipping at the RCA Corp. in Jersey City.
Mrs. Chiovarou played racquet sports and was a member of the paddle and tenn is teams at the Minisink Club in Chatham.
She was a member of St. Patrick Church.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur W.; a daughter, Helen Ann Kelly of Spofford, N.H., a sister, Ann Krawse of Chatham; two brothers, Steve Krawse of the Whippany section of Hanover Township and George Krawse of Irvington; and two grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Arthur.
Arrangements were by the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham.

Fred Christy, 68, formerly of Bernardsville
Fred John Christy, 68, died on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at the Stroud Municipal Hospital in Stroud, Okla.
Born in Summit, and had lived in Bernardsville and Madison, moving to Stroud in 1987.
He was a deliveryman for Sam Gordon's Appliances in Madison for 30 years, retiring several years ago.
Mr. Christy was a member of St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Church in Summit.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Stare of Madison; a son, Andrew Christy of Hawaii; three sisters, Helen Mooney of Stroud, Evelyn Gunther of Toms River and Frances Myers of Edison; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Basking Ridge.
Arrangements were by the Layton Funeral Home, Main Street, Bedminster Township.

Michael A. Cimaglia, supervisor, worked in Chatham for 23 years
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Palm Coast, Fla., for Michael A. Cimaglia, 81, of Palm Coast, who died on Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at home.
Mr. Cimaglia was born in Madison and had lived in Florham Park before moving to Palm Coast in 1982.
He was a supervisor in the blueprint paper conversion company of Keuffel & Esser Co. in Chatham for 23 years. He then worked at B.W. Fry Co. in Cranford until his retirement.
Mr. Cimaglia was a member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and the Italian American Club in Palm Coast.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mary; a son, Michael of Medford; a daughter, Marie Ter Morhulzen of Deltona, Fla.; three brothers, Louis of Annapolis, Md., Sam of Madison and John of Dunwoody, Ga.; four sisters, Margaret Mongiello of Newtown Square, Pa., Betty Wilder of Heathrow, Fla.; Leatrice Moffett of Medford and Anna Fugina of Sacramento, Calif; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Hospice Care, 875 Sterthaus Ave., Ormond Beach, Fla. 32174-9976.
Entombment was in the Volusia Memorial Park in Ormond Beach., Fla.
Arrangements were by Alderson's Palm Coast Community Funeral Home, 220 Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast, Fla.

Rocco Derasmo, union leader, daughter lives in Madison
A funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Vincent Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Madison for Rocco Derasmo, 84, of New York City, who died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at his daughter's home in Madison after a long illness.
Mr. Derasmo was born in Madison and was a lifelong resident.
He was a transportation captain for Theatrical Local 817 of the Teamster's Union in New York City for 25 years before his retirement in 1985.
During World War II, Mr. Derasmo served in the Army in the European Theater and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Surviving are a daughter, E. France Facciani of Madison; a sister, Anna Forg ione of Queens, N.Y.; two brothers, William of Newton and Daniel of Toms River; and two grandsons.
He was the widower of Anna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, New Jersey Division, 70 Grove St., Somerville, N.J. 08876.
Interment was in St. Vincent's Cemetery in Madison.
Arrangements were by the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main St., Madison.

Anna Ferrante, nurse, formerly lived in borough
Memorial services will be held Friday and Saturday for Anna DelMastro Ferrante, 72, of Toms River, who died on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997.
Mrs. Ferrante was born in Newark and had lived in Florham Park for 32 years before moving to Toms River in 1987.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, in the Rectory Chapel of Holy Family Church in Florham Park and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Rectory Chapel of Maximillian Kolbe Church in Toms River.
Mrs. Ferrante was born in Newark and had lived in Florham Park for 32 years before moving to Toms River in 1987.
She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Toms River Community Medical Center from 1988 to 1990. Previously, she had worked at Morristown Memorial Hospital for 11 years before her retirement in 1986.
She was an active volunteer with the blind.
Mrs. Ferrante was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society in Toms River.
Surviving are two sons, Arthur J. of Annandale and Andre of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Anne Ghosh of Dallas, Texas, and Antonia Gollob of the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township; a sister, Rose Marie Pietrangelo of Toms River; an aunt, Antoinette Bonavita of Toms River; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge.

Kathleen Hartelius, former realtor active in Chatham
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at St. Patrick Church in Chatham for Kathleen E. Hartelius, 81, of Jamesville, N.Y., who died on Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Syracuse, N.Y.
Mrs. Hartelius was born in Jersey City and had lived in Chatham for 49 years before moving to Jamesville.
She was a real estate salesperson for the Stanley Bystrak Realty in Madison from 1962 to 1975. Before her marriage in 1942, Mrs. Hartelius worked for the Home Insurance Co. in the Short Hills section of Millburn Township.
Mrs. Hartelius attended the Drake Business School in Jersey City.
She was an active member of St. Patrick Church and served on the Altar Rosary Society and the Parents' Guild.
In her later years, she was a member of the Chatham Leisure Club and active with the Chatham Historical Society.
Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth J. Abowitz of Oklahoma City, Okla., Christine M. Walker of Manchester, N.H., and Kathleen R. of Syracuse; a sister, Elizabeth A. Kertis of Westfield; and four grandchildren.
She was the widow of M. John.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chatham Emergency Squad, Passaic Avenue, Chatham, N.J. 07932.
Arrangements are by the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham.

George Jorgensen, engineer, emigrated from Copenhagen
George Jorgensen, 84, of Chatham, died on Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Morristown Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Jorgensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and emigrated to this country in 1940. He settled in Bloomfield, then lived in West Orange and moved to Chatham in 1975.
He was a registered professional engineer, who worked for the Manning and Lewis Engineering Co. in Union from 1954 until his retirement in 1980.
Surviving is a sister, Edith Berthelsen of Denmark.
He was the widower of Rita, who died in 1977.
Arrangements were by the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main St., Madison.

R. Gordon Larson, engineer, served on area planning board
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Northfield Baptist Church in Livingston for R. Gordon Larson, 83, of Bedminster, who died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Larson was born in Redwood Falls, Minn., and had lived in Livingston and Florham Park before moving recently to Bedminster.
He retired in 1976 as a supervisor with the Western Electric Corp. in Kearny and New York City after 40 years of service.
Mr. Larson was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering.
He had served on the Florham Park Planning Board.
Mr. Larson was a member of Phi Delta Theta and Tau Beta Pi fraternities, Sta nley S. Holmes chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Summit Old Guard and the Madison-Chatham Camera Club.
He was a deacon and on the Board of Trustees of the Northfield Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine; two daughters, Laurel Palmer of Wallkill, N.Y., and Marlene Dalrymple of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northfield Baptist Church, Northfield Center, Livingston, N.J. 07039.
Interment was in Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover.
Arrangements were by the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 East Moun t Pleasant Ave., Livingston.

Elizabeth Skoog, secretary, worked at Red Cross chapter
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Parsippany for Elizabeth Anna Skoog, 82, of Denville Township, who died on Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at the Franciscan Oaks Health Center in Denville after a short illness.
Mrs. Skoog was born in Elbridge, N.Y., and had lived in Florham Park before moving to Denville in 1995.
She was the secretary to the director of the Southeast Morris Chapter of the American Red Cross for 12 years before her retirement in 1992. Previously, for 12 years until her retirement in 1980, she was a medical secretary to Dr. Ames Filippone, who was the surgical director at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Skoog was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Florham Park and its Altar Guild. She also was president of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church there and the secretary of the church council. Mrs. Skoog also was a member of the church's art committee.
Surviving are three nephews and four nieces.
She was the widow of Edward K.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Morris Chapter, American Red Cross, 1 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J. 07940 or to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 160 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, N.J. 07932.
Arrangements are by the Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville.

Pietro Testa, born in Italy, owned Brooklyn fish market
A funeral Mass was offered on Monday, Feb. 9, at St. Vincent Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Madison for Pietro Testa, 88, of Madison, who died on Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Testa was born in Naples, Italy, and had lived in Madison and Brooklyn, N.Y., before returning to Madison 22 years ago.
He owned the Atlantic Fish Market in Brooklyn for 15 years before his retirement in 1971.
Surviving are his wife, Louise; four sons, Mario of Florham Park, Anthony of Denville, Joseph of Florida and Carl of Long Island, N.Y.; two daughters, Tina Ciccarelli of Florham Park and Carmela Egnezzo of South Carolina; 16 grandchildr en; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Prospect Street, Madison, N.J. 07940.
Entombment was in the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in East Hanover.
Arrangements were by the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main St., Madison.

Maria L. Tormey, saleswoman, retired from Bamberger's
A Mass of Christian was offered on Monday, Feb. 9, at St. Patrick Church in Chatham for Maria L. Tormey, 82, of Chatham, who died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Tormey was born in Fair Lawn and had lived in Chatham since 1958,
She was a saleswoman at Bamberger's in Morristown before her retirement in 1970.
Surviving are her husband, John; three sisters, Agnes Webber of Toms River and Eleanor Van Poppel and Regina Van Poppel, both of Fair Lawn; three nephews; and one niece.
Arrangements were by the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham.

Edwin J. Vayda, pilot, veteran, 79
Edwin J. Vayda of Sarasota, Fla., father of a Long Valley resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at the Springs at Lake Pointe Woods Nursing Home in Sarasota. He was 79.
Born Jan. 19, 1919, in Bayonne, he moved to Sarasota five years ago from Denville.
Mr. Vayda was an aircraft maintenance technician and commercial pilot. He later opened his own business, Flightpath Services Inc., an aircraft accessory ove rhaul shop in Hackensack.
A member of the Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association in Westchester, N.Y., he also was a member of the Professional Aircraft Maintenance Association in Teterboro.
He served as an aviation chief machinist mate in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Patricia Mills of Long Valley, and Joan of Union City; a son, John of Madison; a sister, Edna Murdock of Denville; two brothers, Robert of Bayonne and Thomas of Dover, and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment is planned for Arlington National Cemetery.

Richard Wellbrock, 83, father of Watchung man
Richard O. Wellbrock, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998 at Fellowship Village in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Wellbrock lived in Summit for many years.
He retired as chairman of the NJM Corp., the successor to New Jersey Machine Corp. Mr. Wellbrock was the director of the New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., the American Management Association, and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. He also was president of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute and was elected to its Packaging Hall of Fame.
Mr. Wellbrock was a member of various clubs and organizations. He was a member of the Canoe Brook Country Club, Summit ; involved in the Fathers Guild at the Oak Knoll School in Summit, where he received the Oak Knoll Cluster Award for service to the Oak Knoll Golden Jubilee Financial Appeal, and Delbarton School in Morristown, a member of the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation, founded in 1975; a member of the Summit Rotary Club and the Old Guard of Summit; and a past director of Sage.
He was preceeded in death by his wife, Helen O'Grady Wellbrock.
Surviving are four sons, Richard D. of Watchung, William of Chattanooga, Tenn., Robert of Chatham and David of Summit; three daughters, Elizabeth of Falmouth, Mass., Nancy Kmiecik of Chatham, and Marylou Reeves of Rockaway; his fiancee, Deane Hogan of Summit; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Borough Funeral Home in Summit, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Theresa's Church, also in Summit.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Sage, DeForest Avenue, Summit, N.J. 07901, or The Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation, 7 W. Beechcroft Road, Short Hills, N.J.

Edward McFall, 74, native of Scotland
A funeral mass was offered Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Burroughs, Kohr and Dangler Funeral Home in Madison for Edward McFall of Madison, who died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Morristown Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was 74. Born in Blantyre, Scotland, Mr. McFall lived in Kearny for 10 years before coming to Madison 15 years ago. He was employed by the N.J. Bell Telephone Co. in Newark for 15 years until illness prompted him to retire in 1983. Mr. McFall was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers of New Jersey.
He is survived by a sister, Christine Duffy of Scotland, and nieces and nephews.
Interment was in St. Vincentís Cemetery in Madison. Arrangements were by Burroughs, Kohr and Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison.

Charlene M. Harvey, 53, foreign language teacher
A funeral mass was offered Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church in Summit for Charlene M. Trauth Harvey of the Gillette section of Long Hill Township, who died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Morristown Memorial Hospital after a four-year battle against breast cancer. She was 53.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Harvey lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chatham before moving to Gillette 18 years ago.
She was a teacher at Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights for 29 years before her retirement last year. Earlier, she had taught for one year in Chatham. Mrs. Harvey was a graduate of the University of Dayton, Ohio, where she earned a bachelorís degree in foreign languages, and of Seton Hall University in South Orange, where she earned a masterís degree in French and Spanish in 1972.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald; her mother, Martha Trauth of Cincinnati; a stepdaughter, Rebecca of Pennsylvania; a stepson, Daniel of Frenchtown; and six sisters, Denise Trauth of North Carolina, Suzanne Trauth of Montclair, Eileen Trauth of Massachusetts, Jeannette Trauth of Pennsylvania, Patricia Trauth of California and Kathleen Trauth of New Mexico. Interment was in Bloomingdale Cemetery. Arrangements were by Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave., Summit. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 669 Littleton Road, Parsippany, N.J. 07054.

Sylvia Swerdlin, retired comptroller
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 25, at Menorah Chapels at Millburn in Union for Sylvia Swerdlin of Florham Park, who died Tuesday, March 24, 1999, at home. 
Born in New York City, Mrs. Swerdlin lived in 
Hillside, Elizabeth and Millburn Township before coming to Florham Park. 
She was the comptroller for Jahne Barnes in New York City for many years before her retirement. 
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Beck; a son, Eric; a sister, Ruth Feiger, and three grandchildren. 
Interment was private. Arrangements were by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vaux Hall Road, Union.


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