Miscellaneous Union County, New Jersey
Obituaries - 1998

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EDUARDO ANTUNES, AGE 79, ELIZABETH 
Published 1/12/98
Eduardo Antunes died Saturday at Elizabeth General Medical Center-West in Elizabeth. He was 79.
He was born in Portugal and immigrated to the United States in 1972, settling in Elizabeth.
He was a machinist for 10 years at Marva Industries, Elizabeth, retiring in 1984.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Elizabeth.
Surviving are his wife, the former Clementina Marques; two sons, Oscar of Harrison and Carolos of Elizabeth; a daughter, Maria of Elizabeth, and a sister, Maria Costa of Brazil.
Services will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Brazinski Funeral Home, 147 Second St., Elizabeth, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Newark.

GRACE M. ORELLANA, AGE 41, ROSELLE 
Published 1/12/98
Grace M. Rejterada Orellana died yesterday at Rahway Hospital. She was 41.
She was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States in 1965, living in Rahway before moving to Roselle two months ago.
She was a homemaker.
She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Polish National Church, Linden.
Her father, Tadeusz Rejterada, is deceased.
Surviving are her mother, Marianna Rejterada of Rahway; two sisters, Yolanda Irene Marquez and Janina A. Rejterada, both of Linden, and two nephews and a niece.
Services will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 E. St. Georges Ave., the Elizabeth-Linden city line, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity Polish National Church. Burial will be at St. Gertrude Cemetery, the Colonia section of Woodbridge.

JAMES W. KINDLE, AGE 62, ROSELLE 
Published 1/12/98
James W. Kindle died Friday at Elizabeth General Medical Center-West. He was 62.
He was born in Davidson County, N.C., and lived in Elizabeth before moving to Roselle 20 years ago.
He was a maintenance man at the Breeze Eastern Corp. in Union before he became disabled.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Roselle.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a stepdaughter, Elaine Spears-Atkins of Plainfield; three brothers, the Rev. Donald of High Point, N.C., Archie of Lexington, N.C., and Horace of Winston-Salem N.C.; three sisters, Margaret Alexander of Kernersville, N.C., Mary Lucille Graves of High Point, N.C. and Helen Fay of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1002 Rivington St., Roselle. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery, Linden. Arrangements are by the G.G. Woody Funeral Home, 206 E. Eighth Ave., Roselle.

MILDRED H. DEPCZYNSKI, AGE 66, ELIZABETH 
Published 1/12/98
Mildred H. Alessi Depczynski died yesterday at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was 66.
She was a lifelong Elizabeth resident.
She was a homemaker.
She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Church, Elizabeth, a member of the Rosary Confraternity, the Over 60s Club, and bingo coordinator for Wednesdays and Sundays.
Surviving are her husband, Anthony E.; three sons, Anthony, Don Joseph and David, all of Elizabeth; two daughters, Linda Nocon of Elizabeth and Judithann Wapelhorst of Union, and three grandchildren.
Services will be 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 E. St. Georges Ave., Linden, followed by a 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Cremation will be at Rosehill Crematory, Linden.
Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Hope Hospice, 176 Hussa St., Linden, NJ 07036.

BEULAH TOLLIVER, AGE 100, formerly of UNION 
Published 1/11/98
Beulah Tolliver died Friday at the Brookville Nursing Home in Irvington. She was 100.
She was born in Chester, S.C., and had lived in New York and in Union before moving to Irvington.
A son, John A. Jackson, died in 1984.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Winifred Jones of Randolph and a daughter-in-law, Alice G. Jackson of Morristown.
Services will be 8 p.m. Monday at Aenon Baptist Church, 1500 Brown Ave., Union. Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heavenly Rest Memorial Park, East Hanover.
Arrangements are by the G.G. Woody Funeral Home, 206 E. Eighth Ave., Roselle.

CLARA P. URBANSKI, AGE 85, ELIZABETH 
Published 1/11/98
Clara P. Shimkus Urbanski died Friday at Elizabeth General Medical Center-West. She was 85.
She was a lifelong Elizabeth resident.
She retired in 1978 after 22 years as a secretary at Western Electric Corp., Kearny. 
She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Elizabeth.
Her husband, Milton, died in 1962.
Surviving are a son, Arthur M. of Cranford; a brother, Edward Shimkus of Linden, and two grandchildren.
Services will be 9:15 a.m. Tuesday from the August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church. Entombment will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia section of Woodbridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hope Hospice, 176 Hussa St., Linden, NJ 07036.

DIANA WEISMAN, AGE 86, PLAINFIELD 
Published 1/11/98
Diana Berger Weisman died yesterday at Woodland Nursing Home, Plainfield. She was 86.
She was born in Austria-Hungary and immigrated to the United States, settling in Chicago. She moved to Plainfield in 1992.
She retired 14 years ago after many years as a secretary for the Cook County Welfare Department in Chicago.
Her husband, Sidney, died in 1996.
Surviving are a brother, Manny Berger of Evanston, Ill.; a niece, Debra Rainwater of Highland Park, and a nephew, Michael Berger of Chicago.
Services will be 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Cremation will be private.

EDWARD F. MUELLER, RAHWAY 
Published 1/11/98
Edward F. Mueller died yesterday at home.
He was born in Newark and lived in Rahway for 44 years.
He retired 13 years ago as a production foreman after 42 years with RCA in the Harrison, Woodbridge and Somerville plants. He also had been a driver for Wilners Livery Service in Edison for 26 years.
He was a communicant of St. John the Apostle R.C. Church in Clark-Linden.
He was a Navy veteran.
He had been a member of the Rahway Ambulance Squad for 17 years.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Viola Skribner; a daughter, Linda Markel of the Colonia section of Woodbridge; a son, Gordon of Brick; two brothers, August of the Toms River section of Dover Township and Walter of Pleasantville, and four grandchildren.
Services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home, 211 Westfield Ave., Clark, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. John the Apostle R.C. Church, Linden. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

ELSIE L. CULLER, AGE 74, RAHWAY 
Published 1/11/98
Elsie L. Culler died Thursday at home. She was 74.
She was born in Connecticut and moved to Rahway 50 years ago.
She retired in 1983 after 20 years as a registered nurse at Roosevelt Hospital in Edison. 
Surviving are a son, Glenn of Irvington; two sisters, Lulu Spinks and Loretta Briggs, both of Newark, and a grandson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home, 247 Elm Ave., Rahway. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

JACK SCRIMENTI, AGE 83, RAHWAY 
Published 1/11/98
Jack Scrimenti died Friday at Rahway Hospital. He was 83.
He was born in New York City and moved to Rahway 60 years ago.
He retired in 1977 after 35 years as a sheet metal worker affiliated with the Sheet Metal Worker Union 22 of Elizabeth.
He was a life member of the Rahway Italian American Club.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Rahway.
Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Sanzone; a son, Ben of Oviedo, Fla.; a daughter, Anita Ryan of the Toms River section of Dover Township; a brother, Matty Scherment of Fort Lee; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Lehrer-Gibilsco Funeral Home, 275 W. Milton Ave., Rahway, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church. Burial will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia section of Woodbridge.

MADELINE RATH, AGE 81, ELIZABETH 
Published 1/11/98
Madeline Pierson Rath died Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was 81.
She was born in Cranbury and moved to Elizabeth 38 years ago.
She retired from Vail Dean School, Elizabeth, where she had taught elementary students from 1964 to 1982. Prior to that, she had been an instructor at the Pingry School in Elizabeth and also had taught in Monroe, Hightstown and Cranbury.
She graduated in 1936 from Trenton State Teachers College.
She was an elder at the Third Westminster Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth.
She was a member of the Cranford chapter of the Daughters of America and was an adult leader of the Boudinot chapter of CAR.
She was a descendent of the Rev. Abraham Pierson, founder of the Old First Presbyterian Church, Newark.
Her husband, Wilson C., died in 1996.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Barry Wilson of Tyler, Texas; a daughter, Jo Anne Shepherd of Roselle Park, and three grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at the Third Westminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by the August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Third Westminster Presbyterian Church.

ANNA LUCKERT, AGE 88, RAHWAY 
Published 1/6/98
Anna Smalley Luckert died Sunday at Rahway Hospital. She was 88.
She was born in Elizabeth and lived in Rahway since 1982.
She retired in 1970 after working for the Volupte Corp., Linden, for 18 years. Before that, she worked at Union Carbide, Newark, for 18 years.
Her husband, Albert, died in 1989.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Dorothy Tingley of Glen Cove, N.Y.; a brother, Joseph Smalley of Brooksville, Fla.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home, 371 W. Milton Ave., Rahway. Burial will be at Clover Leaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge.

ROSE A. CONNER, AGE 81, ELIZABETH 
Published 1/6/97
Rose Agnes Berardi Conner died Sunday at Elizabeth General Medical Center-West. She was 81.
She was born in Newark and lived most of her life in Irvington before moving to Elizabeth in 1975.
She retired in 1965 after working 20 years as a machinist for Micro Products Co. Inc., Newark.
Her husband, Alfred, died in 1970.
She is survived by two sons; Ralph DeStefano of Newark and Carl Taigel of Elizabeth; a daughter, Mary DeLago of Dunellen; a brother, Frank Berardi of the Fords section of Woodbridge; two sisters, Lucy Stizza of the Whiting section of Manchester and Josephine Glover of Harrison; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from the August J. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, followed by a 9 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Genevieve's R.C. Church, Elizabeth.

STEPHEN KAPLIN JR., AGE 82, LINDEN 
Published 1/5/97
Stephen Kaplin Jr. died yesterday at Elizabeth General Medical Center in Elizabeth. He was 82.
He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and lived in Elizabeth before moving to Linden in 1932.
He was employed as a chemist, retiring in 1980 as a chief chemist from H. Kohnstamm & Co. Inc. in New York City.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the American Radio Relay League.
Surviving are a brother, Philip Kaplun of Linden; four nephews, Steve, Joe, Jim and Bruce Kaplun, and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home, 2124 E. St. Georges Ave., the Elizabeth-Linden city line. Cremation is at Rosehill Crematory Chapel, Linden.

ALEXANDER G. JASMAN, AGE 77, SCOTCH PLAINS 
Published 1/5/98
Alexander G. Jasman died Saturday at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He was 77.
He was born in New York City and lived in Clark for 33 years before moving to Scotch Plains five years ago.
He had been a court reporter for the past 45 years.
He was president of William C. O'Brien Associates Inc. of Springfield.
He was past president of the Certified Shorthand Reporters Association of New Jersey, which presented him in 1995 with a lifetime achievement award.
He was the 1988 recipient of the Legal Services of New Jersey Equal Justice Medal for his pro-bono work. He was the 1994 recipient of the National Court Reporters Association Pro Bono Award.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a past president and member of the board of trustees of the Kiwanis Club of Clark.
He was a member of the board of trustees of the Gran Centurion Club of Clark.
He was a member of Republican clubs on the national, state and local level.
His first wife, Angela Voyadjoglou Jasman, died in 1986.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marguerite Voynick; two daughters, Diana Marcantonio of Clark and Vicki Read of North St. Paul, Minn.; a son, Michael C. of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick; four stepsons, John S. Voynick Jr. of Upper Montclair, Dr. Brian T. Voynick and Thomas M. Voynick, both of Mendham, and Glenn R. Voynick of the Iselin section of Woodbridge; a sister, Marion Stampone of Bangor, Pa.; a brother, George of Easton, Pa., and eight grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Helen R.C. Church, Westfield. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Arrangements are by Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield.
Contributions may be made to the Dr. Leon G. Smith Foundation, c/o St. Michael Hospital, 268 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102, or The Center for Hope Hospice, 176 Hussa St., Linden, NJ 07036.

DOROTHY M. DOLAN, AGE 88, RAHWAY 
Published 1/5/97
Dorothy M. Dolan died Saturday at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. She was 88.
She was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and lived in Rahway before moving to Pine Beach 35 years ago.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Pine Beach Chapel and taught Sunday school there for 35 years.
She was a former member of the Second Presbyterian Church, Rahway, and its Ladies Aid Society.
Survivors are her husband, William; a son, William of Hazlet; a daughter, Muriel Kent of Phoenixville, Pa., six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Burial will be at Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth.

EDWARD THOMAS JR., AGE 70, LINDEN 
Published 1/4/98
Edward Thomas Jr. died Thursday at home. He was 70.
He was born in Elizabeth and had lived in Rahway before moving to Linden in 1995.
He retired in 1989 after 11 years as a clerk for the Union County Prosecutor's Office in Elizabeth. 
He had been owner of E&S Lounge in Roselle for 26 years.
He was a Democratic County committeeman in Rahway.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 499, Rahway.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Roselle.
He was a member of Free & Accepted Masons Acacia Lodge 23, Roselle.
Surviving are his wife, the former Audrey Williams; a son, Carl E. Sr. of Woodbridge; three daughters, Paula of Perth Amboy, Gail C. Henderson of the Somerset section of Franklin and Kim Thomas-Turner of Rahway; two brothers, Ronald of Somerset and Otis of Rahway; a sister, Mary Harris of Irvington; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1002 Rivington St., Roselle. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Linden. Arrangements are by the G.G. Woody Funeral Home, 206 E. Eighth Ave., Roselle.

TERESA B. LUBAS, AGE 71, UNION 
Published 1/4/98
Teresa B. Majewska Lubas died Friday at home. She was 71.
She was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States, settling in Newark. She moved to Union 24 years ago.
She retired in 1983 as a supervisor after 25 years at Bell Telephone Co. in Newark. 
She was a communicant of St. Casimir's R.C. Church in Newark and a member of its Rosary Society.
Surviving are her husband, Mieczyslaw; a son, Richard J.; three sisters in Poland, and two grandchildren.
Services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Haeberle & Barth Colonial Home, 1100 Pine Ave., Union, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Casimir's R.C. Church. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

ANN C. MANNING, AGE 85, BAYONNE 
Published 1/3/98
Ann Cousins Manning died Thursday at JFK Medical Center in Edison. She was 85.
She was a lifelong resident of Bayonne.
She retired in 1973 after 30 years as a restaurant manager for F.W. Woolworth Co. in Elizabeth.
She was a communicant of St. Andrew's R.C. Church in Bayonne and a member of its Altar-Rosary Society.
She belonged to four senior citizens clubs.
She is survived by a son, William of Bayonne; a daughter, Ann Dunn of the Iselin section of Woodbridge; four sisters, Alice Dautrick and Josephine Murphy, both of Bayonne, Marge Macavoy of Roselle and Betty Parkinson of Clifton; eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's R.C. Church. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City. Arrangements are by the O'Brien Funeral Home, 984 Ave. C., Bayonne.

ISABEL ELWARD, AGE 97, NEWARK 
Published 1/3/97
Isabel Van De Zere Elward died Tuesday at Parkway Manor Nursing Home in East Orange. She was 97.
She was born in Elizabeth and had lived in Roselle before moving to Newark 33 years ago.
She had been a nurse's aide for many years.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Elizabeth.
She was a member of the choir at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Elizabeth.
Her husband, Henry, died in 1952; a son, Henry Jr., also is deceased.
Surviving are three daughters, Helen Edmundo of Newark, Jean Wilfred and Marilyn Elward; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, North Broad Street at Chestnut Street, Elizabeth. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery, Linden.
Arrangements are by the G.G. Woody Funeral Home, 206 E. Eighth Ave., Roselle.

ARTHUR DIAMOND JR. , AGE 70, ELIZABETH 
Published 1/3/98
Arthur Diamond Jr. died yesterday at University Hospital in Newark. He was 70.
He was a lifelong Elizabeth resident.
He worked for the New Jersey Employment Agency.
Surviving are his wife, the former Kathrin Cullen; two daughters, Susan of New Brunswick and Katherine Comis of Clark; a son, Arthur III of Elizabeth; a sister, Susanne DeGregorio, and a brother, Patrick. 
A memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Gorny and Gorny Funeral Home, 330 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

ERNA BERTELO, AGE 61, RAHWAY 
Published 1/3/98
Erna Leonhardt Bertelo died yesterday at Rahway Hospital. She was 61.
She was born in Union and moved to Rahway in 1965.
She had been a bookkeeper for Premier Dye Casting, Avenel section of Woodbridge, for eight years.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; two daughters, Jo-Ann Lamberg of Woodbridge and Michelle Affrunti of Marlboro, and two grandchildren.
Serrvices will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home, 371 W. Milton Ave., Rahway. Cremation will be private.

SANTA ANGELICA DiSTEFANO PAPETTI, AGE 91, ELIZABETH 
Published 1/2/97
Santa Angelica DiStefano Papetti died Wednesday at home. She was 91.
She was a lifelong resident of Elizabeth.
She started as a young girl delivering fresh milk for her parents' company, DiStefano & Papetti Dairy in Elizabeth. In 1941, she and her husband founded the Papetti Poultry and Egg Co. in Elizabeth, where customer could purchase both eggs and freshly killed poultry. 
She, her sons and grandchildren built the company, now known as Papetti's Hygrade Egg Products, into a national manufacturer and processor of egg products, with plants in Elizabeth, Lenox, Iowa, Kansas City, Mo., and Klingerstown, Pa.
She also had been involved in commercial and residential real estate in the Union County area for many years.
Her husband, Alfred, is deceased, as is a sister, Angelica Mauti.
Surviving are two daughters, Lillian and Barbara, both of Hillside; two sons, Anthony and Arthur, both of Hillside; a sister, Marian Puleo of Elizabeth; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the Corsentino Home for Funerals, 620 Second Ave., Elizabeth. A liturgy will be offered at 9:30 a.m., followed by burial at St. Gertrude's Cemetery in the Colonia section of Woodbridge.

MARIA MARY MANCINI, AGE 83, formerly of LINDEN 
Published 1/1/97
Maria Mary Mancini died yesterday at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. She was 83.
She was born in Ragusa, Italy, and came to the United States in 1924. She lived in Elizabeth and Linden before moving to Matawan 45 years ago.
She was a communicant of the Church of St. Clement in Matawan, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and was a bingo volunteer in charge of the kitchen for 25 years.
Her husband, George, died in 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Edward C. Parin of Hillside and Floyd S. Parin of Monroe, Conn.; a brother, John Fieramosca of Colts Neck; two sisters, Emanuela Durso of Ragusa, Italy, and Salvatrice Scrofani of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Services will be 8 a.m. Saturday from the Waitt Funeral Home, 501 Route 79, Morganville section of Marlboro. Mass will follow at 9 a.m. at the Church of St. Clement. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Linden.

LUDWIK JAROSZ, AGE 90, LINDEN 
Published 1/1/97
Ludwik Jarosz died yesterday at the Rahway Hospital. He was 90.
He was born in Malowodach, Poland, came to the United States in 1950, and lived in Elizabeth before moving to Linden in 1955.
He retired 23 years ago as a machine operator for Phelps Dodge Co., Elizabeth.
He was a communicant of St. Theresa's R.C. Church, Linden.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Rozalia Czarna; a daughter, Helen Razin of Linden; two grandchildren, Thomas and Richard, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Kowalski Funeral Home, 516 Roselle St., Linden, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Theresa's R.C. Church. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Linden.


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