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Mary Dallas, 83 
Mary Dallas, 83, of Rahway died on Sunday, January 28, in Rahway Hospital. Born in West Point, Va., she had lived in Westfield before relocating to Rahway 50 years ago. Mrs. Dallas was a member of the Usher Board of the Bethel Baptist Church in Westfield. Surviving are a son, John Wesley Dallas; a daughter, Gloria Robinson; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 1, in the Bethel Baptist Church. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in Rahway. February 8, 2001

Ruth Best Isler of Westfield died on Wednesday, January 31, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Born in Newark, she had lived in Union, Elizabeth and Clark before relocating to Westfield five years ago. Mrs. Isler had been an assembler with the Western Electric Company in Newark for 25 years before retiring 18 years ago. She was predeceased by two husbands, Jack Rockaway and Jerome Isler, and by a brother, Nathan Best. Surviving is another brother, Bernard Best. Graveside services were held on Friday, February 2, in the King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Menorah Chapels at Millburn in Union. February 8, 2001

Nancy Delmauro George of Westfield died on Wednesday, January 31, in the Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains. Born in Newark, she had lived in Elizabeth and Fanwood before relocating to Westfield in 1997. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph George. Mrs. George had worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Newark before retiring many years ago. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Monday, February 5, from the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains, followed by a Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Interment took place in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. February 8, 2001

Eleanor Engelfried, 94 
Eleanor Meyer Engelfried, 94, died on Friday, February 2, at the Westfield Center, Genesis ElderCare Network in Westfield. Born in Oak Park, Ill., she had lived in Westfield from 1937 to 1973, when she relocated to Lakehurst. She had resided in the Lakewood area before moving back to the Westfield area last year. Mrs. Engelfried was a homemaker. She was a former member of Atlas Chapter No. 99 Order of the Eastern Star. In addition, she had been a member of the Lincoln School Chorus in Westfield and of the Women's Club of Westfield. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Oscar Engelfried, in 1998, and by a grandson, Jeffrey Nickerson, in 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Smith of Grants Pass, Ore. and Nancy Plum Tuthill of Mountainside; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, February 10, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diamond- Blackfan Anemia Foundation, P.O. Box 1092, West Seneca, N.Y., 14224, to benefit one of Mrs. Engelfried's great-grandchildren. February 8, 2001

Ann Theresa Damiecki Berodyn, 83, of Haddonfield died on Thursday, January 18, at Cooper Hospital in Camden. Born on September 30, 1917 and raised in Wilmington, Del., she had lived in Westfield for more than 25 years. She later lived in Toms River for 10 years and in Point Lookout, N.Y. before relocating to Haddonfield in 1992. Mrs. Berodyn was a member of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield and was a member of the Republican Club in Toms River. While living in Point Lookout, she had been the chef for the Rectory of the Miraculous Medal parish. She was also a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Haddonfield. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Berodyn, in 1972.Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ellen Desmond of Philadelphia and Veronica Dorry of Baltimore; a son, Arthur Berodyn of Ocean Township, and a sister, Stella Wallace of Farmington, N.Y. A Funeral Mass was offered on Wednesday, January 24, at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kain Funeral Home in Haddonfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 410 White Horse Pike, P.O. Box 159, Haddon Heights, 08035, or to the Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, 08033. February 8, 2001

 Andrew Mingione, 87, of Warren died on Saturday, January 27, at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. Born in Bayonne, he had lived in North Plainfield before relocating to Warren in 1972. Mr. Mingione was the leader of the Andrew Mingione Orchestra, which entertained at many social events in the area for the past 60 years. He was President of the American Federation of Musicians, Local No. 746, in Plainfield and was a charter member of the Maple Leafs, an athletic club in New Jersey. He served in the United States Army during World War II and spent two and a half years in the Aleutian Islands, located off of southwest Alaska. Mr. Mingione had been recognized as a lifelong jazz musician by the Luthier Tom Ribbeche for the creation of the Blue Mingione Guitar. The instrument is part of the Chinnery Collection of Blue Guitars presently on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. He was predeceased by two brothers, Salvatore Mingione and Vincent Mingione. Surviving are his wife, Rose Mary Demovic Mingione; a son, Dr. Richard Mingione of Ventnor; a daughter, Carol Greene of Corte Madera, Calif.; two brothers, Alfred Mingione of Scotch Plains and Armand Mingione of Escondido, Calif., and two grandchildren. Private memorial services were held under the direction of the Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung. Memorial donations may be made to the Warren Township Rescue Squad, 6 Bardy Road, Warren, 07059. February 8, 2001

 Thelma R. Villa, 80, of Westfield died on Friday, February 2, in the Westfield Center, Genesis ElderCare Network in Westfield. Born in Elizabeth, she had lived in Garwood, Cranford, Scotch Plains and Florida before moving to Westfield in 1987. Mrs. Villa was the organist at the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains during the 1950s and 1960s. She was predeceased by her husband, Guy Villa, in 1993. Surviving are a son, Guy Villa, 3rd, four daughters, Carol Villa, Sherry Villa, Wendy Barone and Lori Foreman; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held on Sunday, February 4, at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue, West, in Cranford. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Willow Grove Jubilee Fund, 1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, 07076. February 8, 2001

 Frank W. Golembeske, 85, of South Plainfield died on Thursday, January 25, in Rahway Hospital. Born in Paterson, he had lived in Maplewood and Scotch Plains before relocating to South Plainfield 46 years ago. Mr. Golembeske founded the Evergard Steel Corporation in Linden in 1961 with his late wife, Connie C. Golembeske. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the Newark Institute of Technology. He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield, where he was President of the Holy Name Society, a member of the Rosary Society, an usher and a collector. He was also a member of the St. Anthony Feast and operated some of its food stands for the parish. Mr. Golembeske was a third and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 6203 in South Plainfield, where he also served as admiral. In addition, he was a member of the Charles P. Greco Assembly No. 2147. He served with the United States Navy during World War II. Surviving are four daughters, Leslie Curley, Catherine Smith, Connie Macellara and Tracey Golembeske; five sisters, Madeline Knonpka, Lucille Poplawski, Helen Parsons, Elizabeth Brackon and Ida Mae Perry; two brothers, Robert Golembeske and Sonny Golembeske, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 29, at the McCriskin Home for Funerals in South Plainfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council No. 6203, P.O. Box 184, South Plainfield, 07080. February 8, 2001

 Jean A. Mulcahy Faulks, 77, of Westfield died on Monday, January 29, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Born in Elizabeth, she moved to Westfield 35 years ago. Mrs. Faulks had been an administrative assistant for the Anchor Corporation in Elizabeth for many years before retiring. She graduated magna cum laude from Kean University in Union in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in English and library science. Mrs. Faulks was a member of the National Humane Society. Surviving are her husband, Thomas E. Faulks; a daughter, Karen J. Faulks of Westfield, and a brother, Edward Mulcahy of Scotch Plains. Services were held on Friday, February 2, in the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home in Westfield. February 8, 2001

 Donald J. Barry, 72, of Brick died on Monday, January 29, at home. Born in Newark, he had lived in Westfield, Newport, Vt., North Adams, Mass. and Rockaway Township before moving to Brick in 1986. Mr. Barry joined AT&T in Basking Ridge in 1978 and had been employed in the corporate accounting department before retiring in 1989. He later was a part-time worker at the New Jersey State Department of Unemployment. He had earlier worked in broadcasting in northern Vermont, western Massachusetts and Morristown. Mr. Barry served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 21 in Newport, Vt. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol of northern Vermont and a sailing and flying instructor in Nantucket, Mass. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Kathleen Mooney Barry; a son, Collin Barry; two daughters, Lisa Bakker and Marcia Monroe, and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Thursday, February 1, at the Brick Presbyterian Church in Brick. Arrangements were under the direction of the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home in Toms River. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 12 Roszel Road, Suite C201, Princeton, 08540. February 8, 2001

 Florence Mary Bremer, 80, of Westfield died on Friday, February 2, at home. Born in Chicago, she lived in Westfield for 45 years. Mrs. Bremer had been a secretary at Torcon, Inc. in Westfield from 1972 until retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Women's Club of Westfield and a communicant of St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church, also in Westfield. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Bremer, in 1999. Surviving are two daughters, Francine Bremer of Sacramento, Calif. and Coletta Milan of Westfield; a son, James F. Bremer of Westfield, and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Monday, February 5, at St. Helen's Church. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were under the direction of the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. February 8, 2001

Raymond Bauer, 85, Banking Executive; Volunteered With Many Organizations Nicholas Alterizio, 74 Nicholas Alterizio, 74, of Berkeley Township died on Wednesday, January 31, at home. Born in Newark, he had lived in Scotch Plains before moving to Berkeley Township 25 years ago. Mr. Alterizio was a parts department driver with Ocean Chevrolet for 16 years. He had previously been a truck driver for Consolidated Laundry in Newark for 18 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Scotch Plains. Surviving are his wife, Marie Alterizio; two daughters, Donna Alterizio and Margaret Alterizio, and two brothers, Victor Alterizio and Phil Alterizio. A Mass was offered on Saturday, February 3, in St. Catharine Church in Seaside Park, following the funeral from the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals in Seaside Park. February 8, 2001

 Raymond W. Bauer, 85, of Hightstown died on Thursday, February 1, at home. Born and raised in Linden, he had lived in Westfield before moving to Hightstown three and a half years ago. Mr. Bauer joined Linden Trust Company of Linden in 1944, later becoming its President. When Linden Trust Company merged with Union County Trust Company of Elizabeth in 1961, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the combined institution. He continued to lead the new institution, United Counties Trust Company, until 1980. Mr. Bauer subsequently served as its Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee until his retirement in 1988. Until shortly before his death, he was also President and Director of C. H. Winans Company, a family-owned construction and investment corporation based in Roselle. He held volunteer leadership positions in Junior Achievement of Union County, Inc., YMCA of Eastern Union County, the Tri Hospital Fund of Elizabeth, the Deborah League ofElizabeth and the American Cancer Society. A graduate of Linden High School, Mr. Bauer received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1937 from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and his Master of Business Administration Degree from the Amos Tuck School of Finance in 1938. He earned a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Rutgers University Law School and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association in 1942. Mr. Bauer was an active member for many years of the Baltusrol Golf Club of Springfield and also belonged to the Nassau Club of Princeton. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Mary Hall Bauer; a son, Eugene Bauer of Madison; two daughters, Patricia Ruud of Auburn, Calif. and Victoria Myers of Newark, Del.; two brothers, Grant Bauer of Bay Head and Robert Bauer of Westfield; a sister, Dorothy Fedor of Summit; four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. A private funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 6, at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Arrangements were handled by Smith and Smith Funeral Directors in Springfield. Memorial donations may be made to Junior Achievement of Union County, 1101 Bristol Road, Mountainside, 07092 or to the YMCA of Eastern Union County, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, 07201. February 8, 2001

 Leon Schanker, 85 
Leon Schanker, 85, of Westfield died on Wednesday, January 24, in Union Hospital. Born in Elizabeth, he had lived in East Brunswick before relocating to Westfield a year ago. Mr. Schanker had been a manager with Ben Kosberg Paint Company in Elizabeth before retiring. He was a member of the Cranford- Linden Lodge Knights of Pythias. He was predeceased by his wife, Rita Schanker. Surviving are three daughters, Bette Degenflardt, Marilyn Lococo and Ronni Rosenberg; two sons, Eugene Schanker and Hal Roth, and 16 grandchildren. Services were held on Friday, January 26, in the Bernheim-Apter- Goldsticker Suburban Funeral Chapel in Maplewood. The memorial period will be observed at the Degenflardt residence. February 8, 2001

 Joseph Yancey, 61 
Joseph Yancey, 61, of New York died on Thursday, February 1, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Born in Plainfield, he had lived there before relocating to New York 38 years ago. Mr. Yancey worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years as a supervisor in the Main Office on 34th Street in Manhattan. Surviving are his wife, Miriam Yancey; a stepson, Joel Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Lisa Marie Yancey of New York and Jennifer Kay Yancey of Fort Meade, Md.; three sisters, Clara Page of Piscataway and Susie Fields and Mary Briddle, both of Plainfield; three brothers, John Yancey of Plainfield, Charles Yancey of Piscataway and Walter Yancey of Westfield, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 5, at the Judkins Colonial Home in Plainfield. February 8, 2001

 John R. Griffin, 89
John Robert Griffin, 89, of Fanwood died on Wednesday, January 31, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in Johnson, S.C., he moved to Fanwood many years ago. Mr. Griffin had been a crane operator with Volco Brass and Copper in Kenilworth for 35 years before retiring in 1977. He was a deacon, usher and Trustee at the Rose of Sharon Community Baptist Church in Plainfield. Surviving are his wife, Susie Griffin, and a sister, Alene Carr of Buffalo, N.Y. Services were held on Monday, February 5, in the Rose of Sharon Church. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were handled by the Plinton Curry Funeral Home in Westfield. February 8, 2001

 Elizabeth Crookall, 86 
Elizabeth Crookall, 86, of Apollo Beach, Fla., died on Wednesday, January 24, in Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Fla. Born in Harrison, she had lived in Kearny and Westfield before moving to Florida 20 years ago. Mrs. Crookall had been a clerk with Prudential in Newark before retiring many years ago. She was a member of the American Red Cross in Kearny and Past President of the Roosevelt School Parent- Teacher Association in Kearny. She also was a member of the Women's Club of Arlington and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington in Kearny. Surviving are her husband, Henry R. Crookall; two daughters, Jan Clark and Susan Crookall, and two grandchildren. Services were to be arranged. February 8, 2001

 Catherine D. Mason, 97, Was Active With Local Church and Area Groups 
Catherine D. Mason, 97, of Lakewood died on Monday, February 5, at Harrogate in Lakewood. Born in Cranford in 1904, the daughter of Spencer and Florence Damon, she had lived there and in Scotch Plains and Westfield before moving to Lakewood in 1989. Mrs. Mason was active with several local organizations, including the Cranford Service League, the Cranford Dramatic Club and the Bonnie Brae Home for Boys. During World War II, she was a Gray Lady at Camp Kilmer. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Mrs. Mason was a graduate of Abbott Academy in Andover, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Holland Mason, in January of 1965, and by a son, William Mason, and a daughter, Joan Shrier. Surviving are another daughter, Anne Hale of Westfield; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Harrogate in Lakewood on Monday, February 12, at 2 p.m. Private interment took place at Fairview 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 Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, 08901. February 8, 2001


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