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Ruth Quadenfield, 80 
Ruth L. Leamon Quadenfield, 80, of Westfield died on Friday, January 26, at the Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains. Born in Roselle, she had lived there until moving to Westfield in 1956. Mrs. Quadenfield was a past member of the Women's Club of Westfield. She was predeceased by her husband, William E. Quadenfield, in 1998. Services were held on Monday, January 29, at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 West North Avenue in Cranford. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside. February 1, 2001

Robert L. Vignolo, 87, of Westfield died on Saturday, January 20, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in Los Angeles, he had lived there until 1962, when he moved to Westfield. Mr. Vignolo had been a marketing executive with the Baker-Castor Oil Company, a vegetable oil company in Los Angeles and Bayonne, before retiring in 1974 after 24 years of service. For the next 25 years, he served as an international consultant to companies in the castor oil industry. He was a former member of the Board of Trustees at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, having served as President from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Vignolo was also a member of the church's Craftsman Group. He was a former Trustee and Treasurer of the Union County Society of the Handicapped; Executive Secretary of the International Castor Oil Association and a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Oil Chemists Society. He was predeceased by his brother, Albert Vignolo, Jr., in August. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Lillie Olsen Vignolo; a son, R. Stephen Vignolo of Short Hills; a daughter, Patricia L. Ranson of New York City; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 25, in the Chapel of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Interment took place in the Revolutionary Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. Memorial contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. February 1, 2001

Joan Mensching Feick, 71, of Westfield died on Wednesday, January 24, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in Brooklyn, she moved to Westfield in 1938. Mrs. Feick had worked as an administrative assistant for the Parks Commission of Elizabeth for five years before retiring in 1957. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield and was active with many clubs at the church. She was predeceased by her son, Kevin Feick, in 1966. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, William A. Feick; two daughters, Lisa Ann Feick of Westfield and Melanie Swass of Palmer, Pa.; a sister, Janet Daubenspeck of Seabrook, Tex., and three grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Friday, January 26, in the Chapel of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were handled by the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. February 1, 2001

Boyd H. Sutherland, 89, of Tallahassee, Fla., died on Monday, January 22, in the Tallahassee Community Hospital. Born in Foster Falls, Va., he had lived in Scotch Plains before relocating to Tallahassee in 1973. Mr. Sutherland had been an industrial engineer with Johns-Manville Corporation in Manville for 25 years before retiring in 1973. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va., where he was a member of its Corps of Cadets-Company I and played on the football team. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Frederica Harris Sutherland; a son, Boyd H. Sutherland, Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif.; twin daughters, Colonel Bonni L. Sutherland, United States Marine Corps, of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Dr. Barbara Sutherland of Westfield; two brothers, Roy Sutherland and Frank Sutherland, and a sister, Helen Hines. Private services were arranged under the direction of the Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral Home in Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boyd H. Sutherland Scholarship Fund, Arthur L. Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Avenue, Clark, 07066. February 1, 2001

Susan Kirchofer, 87 
Susan Frances Toner Kirchofer, 87, of Plainfield died on Saturday, January 27, at home. Born in Cooktown, County Tyrone, Ireland, she came to the United States with her family at age 3. She had lived in Elizabeth, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Brick before returning to Plainfield. Mrs. Kirchofer had worked as a nurse at Bonnie Burn Hospital, now known as Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights, from 1932 to 1942. She had also been employed as a nurse for the Abbott Manor Nursing Home in Plainfield. She was a member of the former Ancient Order of the Hibernians of Plainfield and an active member and Past President of the Jefferson School Parent Teacher Association in Plainfield, a Cub Scout den mother for Jefferson School and a member of the South Plainfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 6763 Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Kirchofer, and by her two sisters, Theresa Young and Mary Ellen Callahan. Surviving are two daughters, Susan V. Kirchofer of San Clemente, Calif. and Patricia Wyckoff of South Plainfield; a son, William A. Kirchofer, also of South Plainfield; a brother, Gerald Toner of Roselle; two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, January 31, from the McCriskin Home For Funerals in South Plainfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield. Interment took place at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains. February 1, 2001

Adeline Van Duyne, 92 
Adeline E. Van Duyne, 92, of Bridgewater died on Thursday, January 25, at the Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. Born in Jersey City, she had lived in Florham Park for 52 years and then in Largo, Fla., for 14 years before moving to Bridgewater 11 years ago. Mrs. Van Duyne had been employed as a professional seamstress for Bamberger's Department Store in Morristown for more than 25 years before retiring in 1972. She was a member of Century Chapter 100 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Somerville and was a past matron of the Eastern Star Chapter in Morristown. Mrs. Van Duyne was also a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church of Somerville; the Ladies Auxiliary of Florham Park Fire Company No. 2, and the Florham Park Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband, William Elward Van Duyne, in 1979. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy G. Bradshaw of Lakewales, Fla. and Adele Parsell of Westfield; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Services were held on Monday, January 29, at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home in Somerville. Interment was scheduled to take place at the Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Largo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Nursing Home, 111 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, 08807. February 1, 2001

Nellie Hastings, 99, Longtime Educator, Guidance Counselor in Plainfield Schools 
Nellie Perkins Hastings, 99, died on Friday, January 26, at Heath Village in Hackettstown. Born in Brooklyn on August 22, 1901, the daughter of the late C. Byron and Myrtle Brooks Perkins, she had lived in Westfield and Gillette before moving to Hackettstown 15 years ago. Mrs. Hastings had taught in the Plainfield school system for 42 years and served for many years as Guidance Counselor at Plainfield High School before retiring in 1962. She graduated from Montclair Normal School in Montclair and received a master's degree from Graduate Teachers College of Columbia University. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Howard L. Hastings, and by a sister, Edna Perkins Alexander. Surviving are a nephew, John Alexander of Millis, Mass.; a niece, Judith St. George of Old Lyme, Conn., and nine great-nephews and nieces. A memorial service was held yesterday, Wednesday, January 31, at the Meyersville Presbyterian Church in Gillette. Interment was private. Arrangements were under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Meyersville Presbyterian Church, Gillette, 07933. February 1, 2001

Mary D. Paglia DiRienzo, 85, of Lakewood died on Thursday, January 25, at the Paul Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood. Born in Newark, she had resided in Nutley before relocating to Lakewood 20 years ago. Mrs. DiRienzo had been a bookkeeper with Eastwood Neely Inc. in Belleville for more than 20 years before retiring in 1980. She was a graduate of Drake Business College in Newark. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph DiRienzo, in 1950, and by a daughter, Donna DiRienzo McMahon, in February of last year. Surviving are a son, Joseph DiRienzo of Fanwood; two brothers, Frank Paglia of Toms River, Peter Paglia of Columbia and George Paglia of Montville, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday, January 29, from the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood, followed by a Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Interment took place at the Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. February 1, 2001

Charles F. Kiley, Sr., 87, Was Deacon; Had Distinguished Journalism Career 
Charles F. Kiley, Sr., 87, of Westfield died on Saturday, January 27, at home. Born on November 23, 1913 in Jersey City, he lived in Westfield for 50 years. From 1945 until 1966, Mr. Kiley had worked for the New York Herald Tribune as a reporter and editor. He was Assistant to the Editor, James Bellows, at the time the newspaper ceased publication in 1966. He subsequently served as Editor of the New York Law Journal from 1967 until his retirement in 1989. He attended St. Aloysius High School in Jersey City and worked for the Jersey Journal until he was drafted in 1941. The following year, he was assigned as a Staff Sergeant to the Stars and Stripes Army newspaper. He covered the air war from England for the newspaper, then followed the Normandy invasion force to France. One of his Stars and Stripes stories was produced by the March of Time radio show. In 1945, Mr. Kiley served as Combined Press Representative for SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force), headed by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Kiley witnessed the German surrender to Western Allies at Rheims and covered the formal surrender ceremony in Berlin. His account of the surrender was picked up by major international news services and is today considered the primary contemporary printed source by historians. It was included in the recent bestseller, "The Last Day of the War," by Martin Gilbert. In 1975, Mr. Kiley was a member of the inaugural ordination class of Permanent Deacons in the Archdiocese of Newark. Upon ordination, he was appointed Associate Director of Newark's Diaconate program, and served in this position and as Deacon to the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield until his death. During his 25 years as a Deacon, he also volunteered with many organizations and agencies, especially St. Joseph's Social Services Center in Elizabeth. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Billee Kiley; five sons, Charles Kiley of Mountainside, Edward Kiley of Leesburg, Va., Paul Kiley of Clifton, John Kiley of Laurel, Md. and David Kiley of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a daughter, Anne Kiley of Hammondsport, N.Y.; two sisters, Eleanor Haines of Spring Lake and Betty Phillips of Lyndhurst; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A requiem Mass was celebrated yesterday, Wednesday, January 31, in the Holy Trinity Church. Private interment will take place today, Thursday, February 1, in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were under the direction of the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Social Services Center, 118 Division Street, Elizabeth, 07201. February 1, 2001

Heye DeBuhr, Sr., 77 
Heye O. DeBuhr, Sr., 77, of Mountainside died on Thursday, January 25, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in Plainfield, he was a lifelong resident of Mountainside. A self-employed general contractor, Mr. DeBuhr had been the owner of H. O. DeBuhr Contracting in Mountainside for 50 years before retiring in 1995. Mr. DeBuhr was a Private First Class in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948. He was a former Trustee and a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Westfield. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Georgette Ruehl; a daughter, Georgette DeBuhr of Mountainside; a son, Heye O. DeBuhr, Jr. of Lincoln Park; a brother, Rhinehart DeBuhr of Florida, and a grandson. A funeral service took place on Saturday, January 27, in the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Cremation was private. Arrangements were under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. February 1, 2001

Marguerite H. Ayers, 98, Was Rosarian, Charter Member of Immaculate Heart 
Marguerite Helen Masenior Ayers, 98, of Scotch Plains died on Saturday, January 27, at Union Hospital in Union. Born in Jersey City, she was a lifelong resident of Scotch Plains. Mrs. Ayers and her family had been farmers for many years in Scotch Plains and she was a member of the New Jersey Farm Bureau. She was a charter member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains and its Rosary Society. She was additionally active with the local Democratic Party. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel E. Ayers, in 1957; two brothers, George E. Masenior, Jr. and Harold D. Masenior, and a sister, Lillian Apgar. Surviving are a daughter, Donna M. Ayers of Scotch Plains; a brother, Roger W. Masenior of Washington; a sister, Dorothy A. Bass of Lansdale, Pa.; a granddaughter and a greatgrandson. Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, January 31, from the Higgins Home for Funerals in Plainfield, followed by a Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment took place at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scotch Plains Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 325, Scotch Plains, 07076. February 1, 2001

Margaret Dickson, 87 
Margaret Elizabeth Dickson, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., originally from Westfield, died on Monday, January 22, at home. She had been employed by Borden's Milk Company for 38 years and later retired from Muhlenberg Hospital after 10 years. Miss Dickson was a former volunteer with the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Bennett Dickson; three sisters, Mary Dickson, Bertha Young and Mabel Seal, and two brothers, John Dickson and Tommy Dickson. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Monday, January 29, at Hillside Cemetery in Plainfield. Arrangements were under the direction of the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown, Md. Memorial donations may be made to Community Rescue Service, 110 Eastern Boulevard North, Hagerstown, Md., 21742. February 1, 2001

Joseph C. Risch, 48, Commodity Broker For Prudential Securities in New York 
Joseph C. Risch, 48, of Mountainside died on Saturday, January 27, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he lived in Mountainside for the past 20 years. Mr. Risch was a commodity broker for The Prudential Securities in New York City for more than 16 years. He earned a degree from Pace University in New York in 1976 and was a member of the university's Alumni Association. He was a member of the Cocoa Merchants Association, the Green Coffee Association and the National Coffee Association. Surviving are his wife, Marlene Risch; a daughter, Kimberly E. Risch of Mountainside; a son, Steven G. Risch of Mountainside; his father, Albert W. Risch of San Diego, Calif., and a sister, Barbara Chambers of Fort Mitchell, Ky. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. this Saturday, February 3, at the Community Presbyterian Church in Mountainside. There will be novisitation. Arrangements were under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 23704-5 El Toro Road, No. 206, Lake Forest, Calif. 92630. February 1, 2001

Emily H. Tartaglia of Scotch Plains died on Wednesday, January 24, in the Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Scotch Plains since 1974. Mrs. Tartaglia was a member of the Scotch Plains Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Tartaglia. Surviving are four sons, Nunzio Tartaglia of Lincoln, Mass., Anthony Tartaglia of Flushing, N.Y., Philip Tartaglia of Plantation, Fla. and Jerry Tartaglia of Franklin Lakes; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered on Saturday, January 27, in the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes, following the funeral from the Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Interment took place at Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, 07481. February 1, 2001

DEATH NOTICE 
ANN T. BERODYN 
On January 18, 2001, Ann Theresa (nee Damiecki), age 83, of Haddonfield, NJ, formerly of Westfield, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Point Lookout, NY, wife of the late Anthony J. Survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Desmond, of Philadelphia, PA, and Veronica Dorry, of Baltimore, MD, one son, Arthur Berodyn, of Ocean Twp., NJ, and one sister, Stella Wallace, of Farmington, NY. A Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday, January 24, at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 315 First St., Westfield, NJ. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Memorial donations maybe made in Mrs. Berodyn's name to the American Cancer Society, 410 White Horse Pike, PO Box 159, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Arrangements by Kain Funeral Home, Haddonfield, NJ. February 1, 2001


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