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Dr. Clifford Shunk, 80, Awarded Patents While Employed at Merck 
Dr. Clifford Shunk, 80, of Scotch Plains, died Friday, September 26, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. 
Born in Piper City, Illinois, he had resided in Scotch Plains for 47 years. 
Dr. Shunk had been a research chemist with Merck & Co. in Rahway for 41 years before retiring in 1987. He received numerous patents while being employed by Merck. 
Dr. Shunk earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in Champagne, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. 
Surviving are his wife, Dolores Shunk; two sons, David Shunk of Chatham and Gary Shunk of Howell; two daughters, Susan Khoury of Fairfax, Virginia, and Nancy McCool of Westfield; a brother, Floyd Shunk of Paxton, Illinois; a sister, Lois Ogle, also of Paxton, and eight grandchildren. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, West, in Fanwood. Services were private. 

October 2, 1997 

Madeline Cerreto, 74 
Madeline Cerreto, 74, of Madison, formerly of Westfield, died on Friday, September 26, in Overlook Hospital in Summit. 
Born in Newark, she had lived in Westfield before moving to Madison in 1988. 
She was a 1993 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. She was a member of the University Women of America and the Madison Senior Citizens. 
Miss Cerreto had been a paralegal for many years before retiring. 
A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, September 29, at St. Vincent the Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Madison, after the funeral from the Madison Memorial Home in Madison. 
Surviving are two sisters, Geraldine Cerreto and Livia O'Conner. 

October 2, 1997 

Gloria Caldora, 68 
Gloria Caldora, 68, of Scotch Plains, died on Friday, September 26, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. 
Born in Rahway, she had lived in Westfield before moving to Scotch Plains 38 years ago. 
Surviving are two sons, Thomas R. Caldora and Perry A. Caldora; a daughter, Cynthia L. Caldora, and seven grandchildren. 
A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, September 29, in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. 
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home in Westfield. 

October 2, 1997 

Edna Kelber, 84 
Edna Kelber, 84, of Roselle, a former resident of Mountainside, died on Saturday, September 27, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. 
Born in Elizabeth, she had lived in Mountainside and Clark before moving to Roselle eight years ago. 
She was a member of the New Jersey Foundation for the Blind. 
Surviving are two daughters, Joan Kelber and Jane A. Phister; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. 
A Funeral Mass for Mrs. Kelber was offered on Tuesday, September 30, at St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. 
Arrangements were handled by the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home in Westfield. 

October 2, 1997 

Jose B. Rodriguez, 70, War Veteran; Had Been Marine Claims Adjuster 
Jose B. Rodriguez, 70, of Fanwood, died on Tuesday, September 23, at home. 
Born in Bayonne, he had lived in Fanwood for 38 years. 
Mr. Rodriguez had been a marine claims adjuster for Continental Insurance Company in New York City, retiring 15 years ago. Before that, he had worked at Cargo Claims Service in New York. 
He was a graduate of Rutgers University and Clarkson College in New York. 
He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the Marine Insurance Claims Association. 
Mr. Rodriguez was a World War II veteran, serving as a United States seaman first class in the Pacific Theater. 
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Johanna B. Rodriguez; a daughter, Lisa Margaret Rodriguez of Seville, Spain, and a son, David D. Rodriguez of Jersey City. 
Memorial services were held on Friday, September 26, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, West, in Fanwood. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Aaron Davis Hall Programs for Children, 135th Street and Convent Avenue, New York, 10031. 

October 2, 1997 

Mary F. Zuk, 85, Church Volunteer; Participated in Hot Meals Program 
Mary F. Zuk, 85, of Scotch Plains, died on Tuesday, September 23, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. 
Born in Dunellen, she had lived in Scotch Plains for 47 years. 
She had worked at Johns-Manville in Manville for 30 years, retiring in 1977. 
She was a member of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, the Scotch Plains Golden Agers and the Fanwood Senior Citizens. 
She was a volunteer for the Senior Citizens Hot Meal Program of St. John's Baptist Church in Scotch Plains. 
Surviving are a son, John W. Zuk; a daughter, Shirley Zande; a brother, Walter Bezek; a sister, Ann Traney, and three grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 27, at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Specialized Hospital, 150 New Providence Road, Mountainside, 07092. 

October 2, 1997 

Walter J. Nowicki, 46 
Walter J. Nowicki, 46, of Toms River, formerly of Westfield, died on Wednesday, September 24, in Point Pleasant Hospital. 
Born in Linden, he had lived in Clark and Westfield before recently moving to Toms River. 
Mr. Nowicki was a truck driver with A. K. Stamping Company in Mountainside, for a year. Earlier, he had been a warehouseman for 15 years with the Twin County Grocers in Edison. 
He had served in the United States Army National Guard from 1969 through 1975. 
Mr. Nowicki was a 1971 graduate of Union Technical Institute. 
Surviving are his wife, Glorya Gerardi; two sons Michael J. Nowicki and Kevin M. Nowicki; his mother, Stella Nowicki Repmann; two brothers, James Repmann and Carl Repmann, and a sister, June Repmann. 
A Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, September 27, in St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Linden. 
The funeral was under the direction of the Leonard-Lee Funeral Home in Linden. 

October 2, 1997 

Lucia DiNizio, 86 
Lucia "Lucy" DiNizio, 86, of Scotch Plains, died on Friday, September 26, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. 
Born in Italy, Mrs. DiNizio came to the United States in 1954. She had lived in Pennsylvania and Westfield before moving to Scotch Plains in 1960. 
She was a homemaker. 
Mrs. DiNizio was a member of the Scotch Plains Meridians and the St. Nicholas Women's Auxiliary. 
Mrs. DiNizio also was a member of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Pasquale DiNizio, in 1991. 
Surviving are a sister, Carmella Santilli of Italy, and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 29, at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Bartholomew's Church. 

October 2, 1997 

Seaborn `Ed' Bagley, 79, Engineer; Had Worked on Manhattan Project 
Seaborn "Ed" Bagley, Jr., 79, of Scotch Plains, died on Saturday, September 27, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. 
Born in Alpharetta Georgia, Mr. Bagley had lived in Scotch Plains for 38 years. 
He had been the Vice President of Chicopee Manufacturing Co., a part of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, retiring after 35 years. He also was an engineer on the Manhattan Project that led to the development of the first atom bomb. 
He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Engineering. He received his master's degree in textile engineering from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
Surviving are his wife, Eileen Elsen Bagley; a daughter, Carol B. Langer of Lexington, Massachusetts, and a son, Mark E. Bagley of Jackson, Mississippi. 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 30, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, West, in Fanwood. 
Donations in Mr. Bagley's memory may be made to the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 325, Scotch Plains, 07076. 

October 2, 1997 

Van Buren Dayhoff, Jr., 74, of Avon Park, Florida, died on Friday, September 26, at home. 
Born in Boston, Mr. Dayhoff had lived in Norwich, Connecticut for eight years before moving to Florida in 1988. 
Mr. Dayhoff had been a quality assurance specialist for the United States government until retiring in 1985. 
He was a member of the Avon Park United Methodist Church and the River Greens Golf Course in Avon Park. 
Surviving is his wife, Barbara Arndt Dayhoff of Avon Park, formerly of Westfield. 
Funeral services took place yesterday, Wednesday, October 1, at the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Research Foundation, 200 Daingerfield Road, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or Good Shepherd Hospice of Sebring, Florida, P.O. Box 1884, Sebring, 33870. 

October 2, 1997 

Antonetta Galizia, 100 
Antonetta Galizia, 100, of Gulfport, Florida, died on Tuesday, September 9, at home. 
Born in Bari, Italy, Mrs. Galizia had lived in Westfield before moving to Gulfport in 1956. 
Mrs. Galizia was a homemaker. 
She was also an active member of the Women's Club of Most Holy Name of Jesus and the Lions Auxiliary, both in Gulfport. 
She was also a member of the Rosary Society of Italy. 
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Bongarzone and America Stefnagle, both of Westfield, and Gilda Angelo of Gulfport; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home. 

October 2, 1997 

Helen L. Fraser, 87 
Helen L. Fraser, 87, of Peachtree City, Georgia, formerly of Westfield, died on Thursday, September 25, at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Peachtree City. 
Born in Toronto, Canada, she had lived in Cranford and Westfield before moving to Peachtree City in 1983. 
Helen was a member of the P.E.O., Peachtree City Garden Club and the Daughters of the British Empire. She was a former President of the Woman's Club of Westfield and Past President of the New Jersey State Women's Club. 
She was predeceased by her husband, George William Fraser, who died in 1983. 
Surviving are two sons, Alan Fraser of Fairburn, Georgia and Roger Fraser of Jacksonville, Florida, and three grandchildren. 
Private burial was held under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. 

October 2, 1997 

Isaac J. Copper, 74 
Isaac J. Copper, 74, of Plainfield, died on Friday, September 26, at home. 
Born in Easton, Maryland, he had lived in Plainfield for 50 years. 
Mr. Copper had been a Chief of Quality Control for Golton Industries in Metuchen for 40 years, retiring in 1992. 
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield for 34 years. He also was a member of King Hiram Grand Council of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and the Eastern Stars, both in Trenton. 
Mr. Copper was a United States Army veteran of World War II. 
Surviving are his wife, Annie Jordan Copper; a son, Derrick Copper of Bel Air, Maryland; two daughters, Beverly C. Butler of Toledo, Ohio, and Pamela Parrish of Boardman, Ohio; a brother, Charles Copper of Orange; four sisters, Dorothy McKoy of Scotch Plains, Beth Copper of Orange, Fannie Copper and Edna Copper, both of Plainfield; and three grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, October 3, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, October 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. 
Arrangements are being handled by the Judkins Colonial Home in Plainfield. 

October 2, 1997 

Anthony P. Correia, 
Anthony P. Correia, 75, died on Sunday, September 28, at Muhlenburg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. 
Born in Newark, he had lived in Irvington for 35 years before moving to Scotch Plains two years ago. 
Mr. Correia had been a shipping clerk for Micro Stamping Company in Somerset for 30 years, retiring in 1993. 
He also was a United States Army veteran of World War II and received two Purple Hearts. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Rivers Correia, in 1989. 
Surviving are a son, Anthony J. Correia of Scotch Plains; a daughter, Phyllis Correia-Ruela of Howell; two brothers, Joseph Correia of Whippany and Phillip Correia of Chicago, and four grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, October 2, at 9 a.m. at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. 

October 2, 1997


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