Our Obituaries

Peter J. Breen, Jr.

December 1, 1933 - November 2, 2013

Peter J. 79 of Manchester formerly of Clifton died suddenly on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Born in Jersey City, he resided in Clifton, Long Branch and Toms River before moving to Manchester six years ago. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickenson University, Mr. Breen was employed as the Manager of Middle East Accounting for the Mobil Oil Corp in NYC at the time of his retirement in 1990 after a 38...
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Nellie Hokke

May 25, 1923 - November 1, 2013

Nellie (Meyer) 90 a lifelong resident of Clifton died peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2013. Nellie was employed by the City of Clifton as a Violations Clerk and a Court Clerk prior to her retirement. She is a Past Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Post #2 Auxiliary in Clifton. Nellie is a member of the Richfield Christian Reformed Church, a former member of the Summer Street...
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Mary Routsis

February 28, 1927 - October 28, 2013

Mary (Semakis) Routsis 86 of Clifton died Monday, October 28, 2013. Born in Newark, she resided in Clifton for the past 60 years. Mary had been employed at Farleigh Dickenson University in Rutherford prior to her retirement. She is a parishioner of St. George GO Church in Clifton and member of the church's Philoptohas Society. She is predeceased by her husband, Theodore, by a brother,...
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Norma Bilhuber

September 15, 1950 - October 26, 2013

Norma (Arroyo) Bilhuber 63 of Fairfield died Saturday October 26, 2013. Born in New York, she resided in Bloomfield prior to moving to Fairfield 26 years ago. Norma was employed as a supervisor with the United States Postal Service in Whippany for 33 years prior to her retirement in 2010. She loved spending time with her family and going on cruises. Norma is predeceased by her mother Pura...
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Margaret Kleeman

July 12, 1922 - October 26, 2013

Margaret (Bevan) Kleeman 91 died peacefully at her Clifton residence on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Born and raised in Taylor, PA, Margaret was the youngest daughter of Edith and Henry Bevan.
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Florence Mantz

September 26, 1939 - October 23, 2013

MANTZ Florence (Van Baulen) 74 of Cape Coral, FL formerly of Clifton died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Born in Paterson, she resided in Clifton for 40 years before moving to Cape Coral. Florence was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and playing crazy canasta. She is a former member of the First Reformed Church in Hawthorne. She is predeceased by two sisters, Jean Bolen and Shirley Pitea and by...
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Maria Dulce Prasarn

September 13, 1946 - October 20, 2013

Maria Dulce (Limjap) Prasarn "Candy" 67 formerly of Clifton died Sunday, October 20, 2013. Born in Pasay City, The Philippines, she came to the US in 1971 settling in Passaic and has resided in Clifton for the past 20 years. A graduate of St. Theresa College in the Philippines, she received an MBA at Farleigh Dickenson University. Candy was employed as the Office Manager at the North Jersey...
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Maria Kutyla

July 28, 1997 - October 19, 2013

Maria Kutyla 16 of Clifton died peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Born in Passaic, she resided in Clifton most of her life. Maria was a Junior at Clifton High School. She is a parishioner of St. Joseph RC Church in Passaic and a member of the Polish Scouts at St. John Kanty RC Church in Clifton. Maria is survived by her loving parents, Wieslaw and Jadwiga...
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Sedong Kim

February 12, 1934 - October 17, 2013

Dr. Sedong Kim, 79 of Denville died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Viewing hours are on Monday, October 21 from 7-9 PM with a funeral service at 7:30 PM at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover www.hancliffehomeforfunerals.com. Sedong is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jung Ja; by two daughters, Katherine and Eileen; and by three...
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Helen Anna Norcia

April 11, 1950 - October 12, 2013

Helen Anna (Kot) Norcia, 63 of East Hanover died peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held 8:45AM Tuesday at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, NJ 07936 followed by a 9:45AM Mass at St. Rose of Lima RC Church, East Hanover. Cremation will take place privately. Visiting hours are Monday 2-4 &7-9PM. www.hancliffehomeforfunerals.com Born...
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Katherine Zawadzinski

May 24, 1944 - October 10, 2013

ZAWADZINSKI Katherine E. (Schuller) "Katie" 69 of Vernon died Thursday, October 10, 2013. Born in Passaic, she resided in Garfield and Wallington before moving to Vernon. Katie was a homemaker who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving companion of 30 years, John Shea, by a son, Kenneth Zawadzinski of Wisconsin, by a daughter, Danielle Carbajal of Vernon, by...
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Alice Augustine

December 23, 1923 - October 10, 2013

Alice Agnes (Steinman) Augustine, 89, of Wayne, died Thursday, October 10, 2013. Born in Passaic, she spent her youth in Clifton, and resided in Totowa, before moving to Wayne 6 years ago. Alice is a graduate of Clifton HS . She is a member of the Athenia Reformed Church in Clifton and a member of the Totowa Emergency Squad Ladies Auxiliary. Alice had a special knack for sewing, but her...
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Emmy Grazulis

December 20, 1925 - October 10, 2013

GRAZULIS Emmy (Redckas) 87 of Clifton died Thursday, October 10, 2013. Born in Prienai, Lithuania, she resided in Fairview and Cliffside Park before moving to Clifton 40 years ago. Emmy attended Holy Trinity Lithuanian RC Church in Newark where she was a member of the choir. She is a social member of the Knights of Lithuania and a member of Clifton Seniors. She is predeceased by her husband,...
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Doris B. Primavera

October 7, 1927 - October 6, 2013

PRIMAVERA Doris (Brackett) 86 died peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Born in Spindale, NC, she resided in Paterson before moving to Clifton 49 years ago. Doris was employed as an Administrative Assistant for ITT in Clifton for 30 years prior to her retirement. She is a member of the United Reformed Church of Clifton. Doris is predeceased by her husband, Edward, by a son, Bob Queen and by...
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Mary Pagano

June 30, 1927 - October 5, 2013

Mary (Anello) Pagano 86 of Livingston died peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Born in Newark, she resided there until moving to Livingston 53 years ago. Mary is a 1945 graduate of West Side HS. She was employed as a clerk for the Prudential Insurance Co. in Newark for 36 years prior to her retirement. Mary was the youngest and last surviving of four Anello sisters affectionately...
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Howard B. Coombs

April 17, 1927 - October 4, 2013

COOMBS Howard B. 86 of Clifton died Friday, October 4, 2013. Born in Jersey City, he resided in Clifton for the past 58 years. Mr. Coombs was a draftsman-designer for Bell Laboratories in Whippany for 35 years, prior to his retirement in 1989. He is a US Army Veteran of WWII. Howard is a parishioner of St. Andrew RC Church in Clifton and a member of the 39er club. He was also a member of...
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Mary R. Sarsano

May 5, 1947 - October 3, 2013

SARSANO Mary R. (Castano) 66 of Clifton died Thursday, October 3, 2013. Born in Kearny, she resided in Harrison before moving to Clifton 32 years ago. Mary was employed as an Elementary Teacher for the Harrison Board of Education prior to her retirement in 1989. She is a parishioner of St. Andrew R.C. Church in Clifton. Mary is survived by a daughter, Nicole Kashetta and husband, Michael...
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Mary Ann Kukol

November 30, 1928 - September 25, 2013

KUKOL Mary Ann (Stefan) 84 of Clifton died Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born in Passaic, she resided in Clifton for the past 66 years. A graduate of Pope Pius XII HS, Mary Ann was employed as a legal secretary and paralegal for 50 years. She is a parishioner of St. Paul RC Church in Clifton. Mary Ann was an avid bowler and NY Yankees fan. She is predeceased by her husband, Stephen R. Kukol Sr....
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Marie C. Nicholas

July 16, 1929 - September 25, 2013

NICHOLAS Marie C. (Oettinger) 84 of Passaic died Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born in Manhattan, she resided in Clifton for 20 years before moving to Passaic. Marie was employed as a nurses aide for St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1994. She is predeceased by two husbands, Ernest Ramsey Sr. and Bernard Nichols and by two sisters, Ann Hanright and Rita...
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Robert C. Wong

July 8, 1932 - September 19, 2013

WONG Robert C. "Chongee" 81 of Clifton died Thursday, September 19, 2013. Born in Chinatown in NYC, he resided in Clifton for the past 46 years. Mr. Wong is a graduate of Baruch College with a degree in accounting. He is a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Wong is a member of Lt. Benjamin Kimau American Legion Post #1291 in NY. He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Lucien, by...
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Joan M. Finn

May 14, 1931 - September 6, 2013

FINN Joan M. (Cline) Finn, the arts and entertainment editor at the Montclair Times passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 while in the care of New Jersey Hospice with family by her side. She was 82. Sadly, the arts community of the Montclair-Clifton area lost one of its strongest supporters in Joan Finn. Joan started her career as a production assistant with CBS after graduating from NYU...
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Joseph M. Tully

April 25, 1918 - September 5, 2013

TULLY Joseph M. 95 of Clifton died peacefully, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Funeral services will begin 9:15AM Monday at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012 with a 10AM Mass at St. Clare RC Church. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday 4-8PM. Born in Newark, he resided in Clifton for the past 60 years. A graduate of St. Antoninus School...
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Mary Edith Wells

January 9, 1926 - September 5, 2013

Mary Edith Wells, 87, of Clifton, N.J., went to glory on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. She was born January 9, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Alice and Herman Wells. Edith lived in Corry, Pa., until she was 15 years old. Her family then moved to Clifton, N.J. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church in both Passaic and Corry, PA. Edith was employed as a picker-packer for...
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Ann Hayes

September 30, 1914 - August 25, 2013

HAYES Ann (Pavlovich) 98 of Clifton died August 25, 2013. Born in South River, NJ, she resided in Clifton since 1936. A 1940 graduate of the Passaic General Hospital School of Nursing, Ann was a private duty nurse prior to her retirement in 1980. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Passaic. Ann is predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Mark who died in 1967, by a brother, Anton...
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Walter L. Snyder

April 5, 1917 - August 23, 2013

SNYDER Walter L. 96 formerly of Clifton died Friday, August 23, 2013. Born in Passaic, he resided in Clifton most of his life before moving to Fairfield 4 years ago. Walt is a US Army Veteran of WW II who served with the 82nd Airborne Div. in Europe. He retired in 1980 as the Superintendent of Maintenance for the Clifton Board of Education after 44 years of service. Walt is a 58 year member...
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Phoebe Mae Weiland

April 3, 1927 - August 19, 2013

Phoebe Mae Weiland 86 Retired Newark Teacher Phoebe Mae (Barnes) Weiland 86 of East Hanover, NJ went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6 to 9PM at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, NJ 07936. Phoebe was born in New Kensington, PA on April 3, 1927. She is a retired teacher...
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Leonard J. Wasco

July 18, 1920 - August 18, 2013

WASCO Leonard J. 93 of Naples, FL died Sunday, August 18, 2013. Born in Berwick, PA, Len was a longtime resident of Clifton before moving to Naples in 2006. He is a US Marine Corps Veteran of WWII who served in the Pacific. Len was employed as an industrial engineer for ITT in Nutley prior to his retirement in 1990. Before moving to Florida, Len was a member of the First Presbyterian Church,...
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Mae M. Selest

September 18, 1920 - August 17, 2013

Selest Mae M. (Dawalt) 92 of Clifton died Saturday, August 17, 2013. Born in Center, PA, she resided in West Milford, Clifton for 22 years and Wayne for 11 years before moving back to Clifton 2 years ago. Mae was a homemaker. She is predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Selest. Mae is survived by a son, Neil H. and wife, Judy of Clifton, by a granddaughter, Laura Rizzuto and husband, Scott of...
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Frank R. Elia

August 3, 1925 - August 17, 2013

Frank R. Elia 88 Educator and WWII Navy Veteran Frank R. Elia 88 a resident of East Hanover since 1961 died Saturday August 17, 2013. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ followed by entombment at Restland Memorial Park. Visiting hours are Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Frank was born and...
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Kenneth H. Comtois

July 13, 1931 - August 17, 2013

Kenneth Henry Comtois, 82, of Wayne died peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren., Kenneth Henry Comtois was born in Garfield, NJ and he resided in Clifton for 46 years before moving to Wayne 6 years ago. A graduate of Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, Ken is a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as a...
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Gisela M. Frank

June 24, 1932 - August 15, 2013

FRANK Gisela M. (Moog) 81 of Wallington died Thursday, August 15, 2013. Born in Burnea, Germany, she came to the US in 1949 settling in Wallington and residing there for 55 years. Gisela was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Passaic. Gisela is predeceased by her husband, Edwin J. Frank and by a brother, Willie Moog. She is survived by three daughters, Hilda Verga...
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Ella B. Visscher

January 13, 1920 - August 8, 2013

VISSCHER Ella B. (Russell) 93 formerly of Clifton died peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Reinholds, PA. Born in Clifton, she resided in Clifton for 90 years before moving to PA 3 years ago. Ella also maintained a summer residence in Lavallette. She was a homemaker and the Secretary - Bookkeeper for Visscher & Visscher General Contractors in Clifton. Ella is a lifelong member of the...
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Julia De Vincenzi

August 7, 1914 - August 8, 2013

Julia De Vincenzi Westinghouse Retiree 99 Julia (Pukatch) De Vincenzi 99 formerly of Clifton died Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Homosassa, FL. Funeral services will begin 9:15AM Monday at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Rd., Clifton with a 10AM Mass at St. Clare RC Church. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday afternoon 4-7PM. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Julia...
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Doris E. Iannicelli

March 6, 1937 - August 7, 2013

Iannicelli Doris E. (Schafenberg) 76 of Clifton died Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Born in NYC, she resided in Astoria, Queens before moving to Clifton 47 years ago. Doris was employed as a office clerk for General Motors Co. in NYC for 22 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas, by a son, Thomas W. and wife, Angela and by two grandchildren, Allison and Gregory. Funeral services will...
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Doris M. Atkinson

August 28, 1929 - August 5, 2013

ATKINSON Doris M. (Lesko) 83 of Clifton died peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013. Born in Spring Valley, NY, she resided in East Rutherford before moving to Clifton 55 years ago. Doris was a homemaker and a devoted wife to her late husband, Alexander A. Atkinson who died in 2005. She is survived by her loving daughter, Donna Atkinson of Haskell, by a beloved sister, Victoria Mihalenko of GA,...
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Beatrice Fadil

January 13, 1929 - August 3, 2013

Beatrice (Gevas) Fadil 84 of Clifton died Saturday, August 03, 2013. Born in Newark, she resided in Clifton for the past 60 years. Beatrice was a homemaker. She was is member of St. Mary's and the Passaic General Hospital Ladies Guild, the Passaic County Medical Society Women's Guild and the Parnasis Society. She is a parishioner of St George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Beatrice is predeceased...
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Jeannette Ippolitto

November 6, 1933 - August 2, 2013

IPPOLITTO Jeannette (Knowles) 79 of Clifton died Friday, August 2, 2013. Born in Nanticoke, PA, she resided in Clifton for the past 60 years. Jeanette was employed as a accessories manager for JM Towne/Sealfons in West Caldwell for 22 years prior to her retirement in 2005. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clifton, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and youth group...
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Tessie M. Klara

July 13, 1913 - August 1, 2013

KLARA Tessie A. (Korduszewski) of Clifton died peacefully Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the age of 100. Born in Passaic, she resided in Clifton for more than 60 years. Tessie was employed as a secretary for U.S. Rubber-Uniroyal Co. in Passaic prior to her retirement. She is a parishioner of Ss. Peter and Paul PNC Church in Passaic. Tessie is predeceased by her husband, Henry L., by a daughter,...
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Stanton M. Weiss

May 8, 1925 - July 30, 2013

WEISS Stanton M. "Stash" 88 of Clifton died peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, he resided in Kearny before moving to Clifton 60 years ago. A graduate of Rutgers Univ. with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Stan retired as Product Manager for Egan Machinery in Somerville in 1986. Previously, he was president of both Protective Coatings in Clifton and Wraps Inc. in...
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Ann M. Looney

May 1, 1924 - July 27, 2013

LOONEY Ann M. (Irwin) 89 of Morristown died Saturday, July 27, 2013. Born in NYC, NY, she resided in Clifton prior to moving to Morristown five years ago. Ann was a homemaker. She was a parishioner of St. Brendan RC Church in Clifton and a member of the Clifton Seniors. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Jeremiah Looney and two sisters, Margaret Moro and Elizabeth Furlong. Ann is survived...
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Frank J. Davies, Jr.

June 14, 1923 - July 22, 2013

DAVIES Frank J. Jr. 90 of Clifton died peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013 at his home. Born in Paterson, Frank resided in Clifton for the past 65 years. He is a US Navy Veteran of WW II and a member of Albion Memorial Post #7165 VFW. Frank worked as a steamfitter for the J.L. Crothers Co., Inc. in Paterson for 30 years. He is a member of Local #274 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. ...
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Donald F. Cedio

August 22, 1929 - July 11, 2013

CEDIO Donald F. 83 of Clifton died Thursday, July 11, 2013. Born in Groton, CT., he resided in Passaic before moving to Clifton 40 years ago. Don is a US Navy Veteran who served during the Korean War. He was employed as an accountant for the Singer Kearfott Corp. in Wayne before retiring in 1993. Don is a parishioner of St. Clare RC Church in Clifton. He was an avid sports enthusiast. Don...
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Marlene Bleaken

September 10, 1932 - July 8, 2013

Marlene A. (Cabucio) Bleaken 80 of Clifton died Monday July 8, 2013. Born in Newport Beach, CA, she resided in Garfield and Myrtle Beach, SC before returning to Clifton 4 years ago. Marlene worked in the banking field for over 25 years, she retired as a loan officer for Anchor Savings & Loan in Elmwood Park in 1993. She is predeceased by her husband, Roger Bleaken and by a sister, Ruth Cabucio....
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Lester W. Glattly

April 1, 1918 - July 6, 2013

GLATTLY Lester W. 95 of Clifton died Saturday, July 6, 2013. Born in Clifton, he was a lifelong Clifton resident. Lester is a US Navy Veteran of WWII. He was employed as a motion picture projector operator who was employed at Totowa Cinema for 25 years prior to his retirement. Lester is a member of Local 362 of the Motion Picture Operators Union. He is survived by a sister, Ruth Sedeyn of...
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Doris Den Herder

November 23, 1948 - July 5, 2013

Doris Den Herder 64 of Clifton died peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2013. Born in Passaic, she was a lifelong Clifton resident. A 1966 graduate of Clifton High School, Doris received a BA degree from Rutgers University. She was employed as the Purchaser for the Dicar Corp. of Parsippany for the past 20 years. Doris was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clifton. She...
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Elmer F. Wright

September 12, 1926 - July 5, 2013

Elmer F. Wright 86 died peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2013 at his Glen Ridge residence. Born in Newark, Elmer resided in Glen Ridge for the past 45 years. He is a US Army Veteran of WWII who served with the Occupation Forces in Japan, where he met and married his future wife, Mitsuyo "Sue" Takeuchi, who died in 2011. Elmer is a member and Past Secretary of the Americal Division Veterans Assoc.,...
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Florence M. Telesh

October 18, 1923 - July 3, 2013

TELESH Florence M. (Vermeulen) 89 of Clifton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Born in Clifton, she was a lifelong Clifton resident. A 1941 graduate of Clifton HS, Florence was employed as a Supervisor for New Jersey Bell Telephone (Verizon) in Newark for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1982. She is a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Florence is also a member...
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Raymond J. Dvorak

December 3, 1927 - July 3, 2013

DVORAK Raymond J. 85 of Clifton died Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Born in Passaic, he resided in Clifton most of his life. Ray is a US Navy Veteran of WWII. He was employed as a warehouseman for Passaic Metal Products Co. Inc. for 50 years before retiring in 1995. Ray is a member of Teamsters Local 560 in Union City. He is predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Ellen Dauenhauer, by a grandson,...
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Bruce T. Hagerman

May 4, 1950 - June 25, 2013

Bruce T. Hagerman 63 of East Hanover, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Funeral services will be held 9:45AM Saturday at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936, followed by burial at Restland Memorial Park. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Born in Newark, he was a lifelong East Hanover resident. A graduate of Hanover Park HS, Bruce was employed as a...
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Marie Imperato Giardina

July 19, 1931 - June 25, 2013

GIARDINA Marie D. (Imperato) 81 of Clifton died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Born in NYC, NY, she resided in the Bronx, NY prior to moving to Clifton 55 years ago. Marie was employed as a clerk typist for the Clifton Police Department's Record Bureau in Clifton for 10 years prior to her retirement in 1988. She is a parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle RC Church in Clifton and a member of it's 39er's...
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Dorothy Van Laere

January 31, 1923 - June 15, 2013

VAN LAERE Dorothy (Van Der Vliet) 90 of Clifton, passed away on June 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Leon Van Laere, she is survived by three sons, Robert of Clifton, Doug and wife, Vickie of Washington Missouri, and Bruce and wife, Kristi of De Witt Iowa. She has eight grandchildren Tara and Lindsey of Clifton, Paul, Jessica, and Vanessa of Missouri, and Elizabeth, Kaitlyn, and Jacob of Iowa...
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Buford R. Deadman

September 30, 1911 - June 10, 2013

DEADMAN Buford R. 101 of Newton died Monday, June 10, 2013. Born in Mc Minnville, TN, he resided in Clifton before moving to Newton in 1986. Buford was employed as a quality control officer for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in Nutley prior to his retirement in 1974. He was a member of the Roche Retirees. Buford is a parishioner of St. Andrew RC Church in Clifton. He is a WWII US Army Veteran having...
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Carolyn Raymond

August 7, 1953 - June 2, 2013

CAROLYN RAYMOND 59 LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER Carolyn (Laraway) Raymond 59 of Florham Park died Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born in Newark, she resided in Maplewood, Freehold and Scranton, PA before moving to Florham Park in 2002. Carolyn was employed as a Paralegal for the Law Office of John P. Sanderson in Blakely, PA for 12 years prior to her retirement in 2005. Previously she was employed by...
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Susan L. Smith

December 29, 1936 - June 1, 2013


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Henry DeVos

November 24, 1930 - May 31, 2013

Henry "Hank" DeVos 82 of Clifton went home to his Lord on Friday, May 31, 2013. Born in Clifton, he was a lifelong Clifton resident. A graduate of Clifton HS, Upsala College and the University State of NY, Hank was a Certified Public Accountant who was employed by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young in NYC for many years before retiring in 1996. He is a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. ...
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Florence Miller

May 25, 1945 - May 27, 2013

Florence (Bellini) Miller 68 of Hawthorne died on May 27, 2013. Born in Whitehaven, UK, she resided in Aberdeen, Scotland before coming to the US in 1969 and settling in Hawthorne. Florence is a member and Past Matron of Little Falls Chapter #224 Order of Eastern Star and was the current Grand Representative to Scotland for the NJ Grand Chapter OES. She is also a member and Past Chief Daughter...
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Pilar Boyer

November 3, 1957 - May 20, 2013

Pilar Boyer 55 of Clifton died Monday May 20, 2013. Born in Lima, Peru she resided in Clifton for the past 21 years. Pilar is a parishioner of St. Paul RC Church in Clifton. She was employed by Crestron Electronics in Cresskill for 8 years prior to her retirement in 2011. Pilar enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping and baking flan. She is survived by her husband Jimmy Carrasco...
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Betty J. Wesner

June 4, 1929 - May 12, 2013

WESNER Betty J. (Hecht) 83 of Apache Junction, AZ. Born in Passaic, she resided in Clifton and Whiting before moving to Apache Junction 5 years ago. Betty was employed as a cashier for the Grand Union in Clifton prior to her retirement. She is a former member of the Grace Church in Clifton, the Brookdale Baptist Church in Bloomfield and America's Keswick Christian Retreat in Whiting. She is...
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Wayne R. Galka

November 29, 1951 - May 12, 2013

Galka Wayne R. 61 of Clifton died Sunday, May 12, 2013. Born in Passaic, he resided most of his life in Clifton. Wayne was an US Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam. He is a former member of Albion Memorial VFW Post 7165 and the Moose Lodge both in Clifton. Wayne was employed as a Commercial Roofing Inspector for Pfister Roofing Co. in Fair Lawn for 15 years, Previously he was employed by...
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John P. Brancato

November 9, 1930 - May 11, 2013

John P. Brancato 82 of Clifton died peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Born in Garfield, John resided in Passaic before moving to Clifton 70 years ago. A graduate of CHS, he attended Seton Hall University before entering the welding supply and inhalation therapy industry. He was the manager of various companies in that field during a 40 year career prior to his retirement in 2003. John...
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Robert P. Shiel

April 27, 1937 - May 10, 2013

Robert P. Shiel 76 East Hanover Resident Robert P. Shiel 76 of East Hanover died Friday, May 10, 2012. Born in Newark, he resided in East Hanover for the past 52 years. Bob owned and operated Robert Shiel Carpentry in East Hanover. He is a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima RC Church in East Hanover. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years,...
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Wendell R. Inhoffer

June 8, 1934 - May 10, 2013

INHOFFER Wendell R. 78 of Woodland Park died Friday May 10, 2013. Born in Passaic, he resided in Clifton, Lake Forest and Little Falls before moving to Woodland Park 17 years ago. Wendell was a 1952 graduate of Clifton High School and a 1956 graduate of Princeton University. He later served in the US Army. Wendell was employed by the Passaic Valley Water Commission as General Superintendent and...
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Bradford S. Wilson

December 11, 1919 - May 9, 2013

WILSON Bradford S. 93 of Clifton died Thursday, May 9, 2013. Born in Boston, MA, he resided in Clifton for the past 63 years. A high school graduate, he attended Worcester Academy. Mr. Wilson is a US Army Veteran of WWII. He was employed as an assembler for the Bendix Corp in Teterboro for 30 years prior to his retirement. Mr. Wilson is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, the former Dorothy...
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Frank Tully

May 29, 1931 - May 6, 2013

FRANK TULLY 81 Korean War Veteran Frank Tully 81 of Clifton died Monday, May 6, 2013. Funeral services will begin 10:15AM Saturday at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012 with a 11AM Mass at St. Clare RC Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday 3-8PM. In lieu of flowers please contribute to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl.,...
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Neeru Kumar

August 6, 1953 - May 6, 2013

Neeru Kumar, 59, of Lodi, died Monday, May 6, 2013. Born in New Delhi, India, she resided in Texas and Hattlesburg, Mississippi, prior to moving to Lodi 15 years ago. Upon the completion of high school, Neeru earned her BA degree in Political Science and History. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Rebecca, and her loving mother, Sarla Abrol. Neeru is pre-deceased by her father, Prem...
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Lorenza Gassert

August 22, 1935 - May 2, 2013

LORENZA GASSERT Lorenza (Miranda) Gassert 77 of West Orange died Thursday, May 2, 2013. Born in Newark, she resided in Kearny and East Hanover before moving to West Orange 10 years ago. Lorenza was employed as a catering specialist for Mitola Deli in East Hanover for 12 years prior to her retirement. Previously, she was employed as a crossing guard for the Kearny Police Department, serving as...
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Gertrude Mae Seltmann

January 3, 1922 - May 2, 2013

SELTMANN Gertrude Mae (Mc Elhone) 91 of Clifton died Thursday, May 2, 2013. Born in Hackensack, she resided in Fairfield before moving to Clifton 23 years ago. Gertrude was employed as an assembler for the Bendix Corporation in Teterboro prior to her retirement in 1981. She was a member of the United Reformed Church in Clifton. Gertrude is predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Seltmann and by a...
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Calvin S. Wesley

December 5, 1924 - May 1, 2013

WESLEY Calvin S. 88 of Clifton died Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Born in Torrington, CT he moved to Clifton 60 years ago. Calvin was employed by Vertex Industries in Clifton for 30 years retiring as the President and CEO in 1984. He is a US Navy Veteran of WWII serving as a radar operator. Calvin is a member of the Allwood Community Church where he served as a Trustee and Deacon. He...
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Albert E. Barthold

September 16, 1921 - May 1, 2013

Albert E. Barthold 91 formerly of Clifton died peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Masonic Home in Burlington, NJ. Born in Passaic, Al resided most of his life in Clifton before moving to Toms River in 1993 and then to Burlington in 2003. A graduate of CHS, Al is a US Army Veteran of WWII who served in Europe. He was employed as the Purchasing Agent at De Graff Dairy in Clifton for 18...
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Charles S. Yosco

June 21, 1946 - April 26, 2013

Charles S. Yosco Jr. 66 of Clifton died Friday, April 26, 2013. Born in Passaic, he lived there prior to moving to Clifton. Charles was a printer by trade before becoming self-employed until his retirement. He is predeceased by a sister Marie Skurski. Charles is survived by his daughter, Wendy M. Bibbo and husband Matthew of Nutley, by a grandson, Christopher J. Bibbo of Nutley, by a brother...
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Kanchan S. Suvarnakar

August 16, 1933 - April 25, 2013


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Kanchan S. Suvarnakar

August 16, 1933 - April 25, 2013


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Frederick S. Howering

April 12, 1921 - April 24, 2013

FREDERICK S. HOWERING 92 Beloved Father and Grandfather Frederick S. Howering 92 of East Hanover died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. A graveside service will be held 10:30AM at Restland Memorial Park, 77 De Forest Ave., East Hanover. Born in Bloomfield, he resided in East Hanover for the past 60 years. Fred was employed as a draftsman for Wm. Steinen Manufacturing Co. in Parsippany prior to his...
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Warren H. Carlson

March 29, 1921 - April 23, 2013

Carlson Warren H. 92 of Clifton died Tuesday, April 23, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, Warren resided in Clifton for the past 60 years. He is a US Army Veteran of World War II who served in the Philippines. Warren was employed as a Purchasing Agent for Wallace & Tiernan in Belleville for 16 years prior to his retirement in 1987. Previously, he was employed at Curtiss-Wright Corp. in Wood-Ridge. ...
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Annie Scarpa

January 7, 1919 - April 20, 2013

Annie E. (Cocker) Scarpa 94 of Lakewood died Saturday, April 20, 2013. Born in Clifton, she resided there before moving to Toms River and then to Lakewood 6 years ago. Annie was a homemaker and former secretary at Scarpa Funeral Home in Clifton. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Toms River and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clifton. Annie is a 60 years...
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Teddy Nevard

January 25, 1907 - April 20, 2013

NEVARD Teddy (Sordell) 106, of Clifton, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family and caregiver. Born in Montclair, NJ, she resided in East Orange, prior to moving to Clifton 75 years ago. Teddy also enjoyed her summer residence in South Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. She was a graduate of Montclair High School and Drake Secretarial School. Teddy...
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Jerome J. Kracht

May 6, 1932 - April 19, 2013

Jerome J. "Jerry" Kracht age 80 of Clifton died Friday, April 19, 2013. Born in Ford City, PA on May 6, 1932 to Joseph and Louise (Kohler) Kracht, Jerry resided in Kearny before moving to Clifton in 1958. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956 at Newport, RI and in Port Lyauty, French Morocco. Jerry is a member of the U.S.S. Waldron (DD699) Alumni Assn. He received his B.A....
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John Hart

September 14, 1921 - April 19, 2013

Reverend John Hart Beloved Husband, Father and Pastor Reverend John Hart 91, of Nutley died Friday, April 19, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22nd at Franklin Reformed Church, 45 Hillside Crescent, Nutley, NJ followed by burial in the church cemetery. The service will be officiated by the Reverend Jill Fenske. Visitation will be held at...
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Evelyn Stephens

August 5, 1916 - April 15, 2013

STEPHENS Evelyn (Grebe) 96 of Clifton died Monday, April 15, 2013. Born in West New York, NJ, she resided in Delaware prior to moving to Clifton in 1955. A 1936 graduate of the Paterson General School of Nursing, Evelyn was employed as a registered nurse for Paterson General Hospital and then for Wayne General Hospital prior to her retirement. She is a member of the United Methodist Church in...
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Donna Rose DeCarlo

March 25, 1949 - April 12, 2013

Donna Rose (D'Angelo) DeCarlo 64 of Clifton died Friday, April 12, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Clifton. Donna was employed in the Radiology Admissions Departments at Beth Israel Hospital and later at St. Mary's Hospital both in Passaic for over 30 years. She is a parishioner of St. Clare RC Church in Clifton. Donna is survived by her daughter, Stacey DeCarlo of Clifton, by her son Brett...
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Frank W. Bemis, Jr.

March 28, 1927 - April 12, 2013

BEMIS Frank W. Jr. 86 of Clifton died Friday, April 12, 2013. Born in Schenectady, New York, he resided in Queens before moving to Clifton 52 years ago. A graduate of Upsala College, Frank was employed as a systems analyst for Fiduciary Trust Co. in NYC prior to his retirement in 1992. He is a parishioner of St. Andrew RC Church in Clifton. Frank is a US Army Veteran of WWII. He is predeceased...
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Irene Scucci

March 27, 1915 - April 11, 2013

SCUCCI Irene (Torsiello) 98 of Cedar Grove died Thursday, April 11, 2013. Born in Newark, she resided in Nutley before moving to Cedar Grove 33 years ago. Irene was a home-maker. She is predeceased by her husband, Sam Scucci and by a daughter, Virginia Joan Scucci. Irene is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Petersen and husband, Robert of Clifton, by three sons, Sam A. Scucci and wife, Beth of...
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Rosalyn N. Natoli

November 22, 1928 - April 10, 2013

NATOLI Rosalyn N. (Scianna) 84, of Gulfport, FL, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Born in Wappinger Falls, NY she maintained a dual residence in Clifton for 48 years and in Gulfport, FL for 20 years where she relocated to permanently in 2009. Rosalyn was a 1945 graduate of Wappinger Falls Central High School. She was employed as a secretary for ITT Laboratories in Nutley for 35 years prior to her...
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Violet Sutera

July 10, 1924 - April 6, 2013

Violet (Borneman) 88 of Clifton died Saturday, April 6, 2013. Born in Passaic, she resided in Lodi prior to moving to Clifton two years ago. Violet was employed as a bank teller for Polifly Savings and Loan in Hasbrouck Heights. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Passaic and The Wednesday Club. Violet is predeceased by two husbands, Frank Lowney and James Sutera, by a sister...
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Helen Migliara

December 5, 1930 - April 4, 2013

MIGLIARA Helen (Marino) 82 of Clifton died Thursday, April 4, 2013. Born in Paterson, she resided in Clifton for most of her life. Helen was employed as a circuit board technician for Bendex Aerospace/Allied Signal in Teterboro. She is predeceased by her husband, Alfonse Migliara, by two sisters, Mary Marino and Lucia Szewczyk and by a brother, Jimmy Marino. Helen is survived by three daughters...
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Emil P. Loczko

April 18, 1925 - April 3, 2013

LOCZKO Emil 87 of North Bergen died Wednesday April 3, 2013. Born in Passaic he lived in Galloway for 23 years prior to moving to North Bergen in 2012. Emil was employed by the Passaic County Department of Bridges and Roads Maintenance Department for 30 years prior to his retirement. He is survived by a 2 sons, Emil P. Loczko Jr.and wife Arlene of Huntingtown, MD., and Robert J. Loczko and wife...
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Mary Ellen Otte

November 6, 1961 - March 30, 2013

Mary Ellen (Seifried) Otte 51 of Morristown died Saturday, March 30, 2013. Born in Pequannock, she resided in Wayne before moving to Morristown in 2002. Mary Ellen was employed as an Executive Administrative Assistant for The C I T Group in Livingston for 16 years. She is a parishioner of Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel RC Church in Cedar Knolls. Mary Ellen is predeceased by her father, Eugene...
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Joann Muller

July 25, 1931 - March 29, 2013

Joann A. (Misseri) Muller 81 of Cranford died Friday March 29, 2013. Born in New York City, she resided in Westfield before moving to Cranford 20 years ago. Joann was a Registered Nurse and was employed by Riverside Hospital in Redbank. She also owned and operated Joann's Pet Sitting Service. Joann is predeceased by a brother Ralph Misseri and a sister Barbara Gilfeather. She is survived by...
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Martin T. Keating, Jr.

December 12, 1937 - March 26, 2013

MARTIN T. KEATING JR. 75 PAST GRAND KNIGHT Martin T. Keating 75 of East Hanover died Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Funeral services will begin 9:15AM Tuesday at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936 with a 10:30AM Mass at St. Ann R.C. Church. Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visiting hours are Monday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Born in Summit, he resided there...
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Barbara Rose Goga

May 5, 1942 - March 22, 2013

GOGA Barbara Rose 70 of Forked River is resting in the arms of Jesus since March 22, 2013. Born in Passaic, Barbara resided in Clifton for 60 years before moving to Forked River 10 years ago. A graduate of Clifton HS, she was employed as a receptionist for the Daughters of Miriam Center in Clifton for 12 years prior to her retirement in 2004. Previously, Barbara had been employed at New...
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Susan T. Battista

March 18, 1953 - March 21, 2013

BATTISTA Susan T. 60 of Bloomfield died Thursday, March 21, 2013. Born in Montclair, she was a lifelong Bloomfield resident. Susan is a Suma Cum Laude graduate of Kean University with a degree in elementary education. She was employed as a tax preparer for Levine, Jacobs and Company in Livingston. Susan enjoyed the fall season especially Halloween and her trips to AC. An avid concert goer,...
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Rosa A. Garcia Zapata

May 3, 1972 - March 21, 2013

GARCIA-ZAPATA Rosa A. 40 of Woodland Park died Thursday, March 21, 2013. Born in Paterson, she resided in Woodland Park for the past 5 years. A graduate of Centenary College, Rosa was employed as a claims representative for State Farm Insurance Co. in Parsippany for the past 17 years. She is a member of the First Spanish Free Methodist Church in Passaic. Rosa is survived by her husband of 4...
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Thomas Iradi

May 16, 1920 - March 18, 2013

Thomas Iradi 92 Owned Iradi Roofing Thomas Iradi 92 of East Hanover died Monday, March 18, 2013. Funeral services will begin 9:15AM Friday at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936 with a 10AM Mass at St. Rose of Lima RC Church. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday 7-9PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Born in East Orange,...
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Francis A. Mc Guire

September 25, 1918 - March 16, 2013

MC GUIRE Francis A. 94 of Clifton died Saturday, March 16, 2013. Born in Wallington, he resided in Passaic before moving to Clifton 64 years ago. Francis was employed as an accounts clerk for Facile Technology in Paterson. He is a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Clifton. Francis is a WWII US Army Air Corp Veteran. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Gladys Valerius...
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John Bross, Jr.

October 23, 1936 - March 15, 2013

BROSS JR. John 76, of Clifton died Friday, March 15, 2013. Born in Garfield, he resided there before moving to Clifton 62 years ago. John was a US Navy veteran. He was employed as a manufacturing engineer by Wiggins Plastics Company in Nutley for 5 years prior to his retirement in 2004. Previously, John had been employed by Belart Products Company in Pequannock. He was a member of St. John's Ev....
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Catherine V. Masson

June 25, 1924 - March 11, 2013

Catherine V. (Evans) Masson 88 of East Hanover died Monday, March 11, 2013. Funeral services will be held 10AM Thursday at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, NJ 07936, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday 7-9PM. Born in Newark, she resided in East Orange before moving to East Hanover 64 years ago. Catherine was employed as a...
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Margaret Harabulinec

January 17, 1931 - March 7, 2013

HARABULINEC Margaret (Capko) 82 of Clifton died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at her Clifton residence. Born in Garfield, she was a Clifton resident and a graduate of Clifton High School. Marge was a devoted wife to her late husband, Michael, a beloved mother to daughters, Carol Yavit Bivin of Flossmoor, IL and Jill Higgins and husband, James of Skillman and a loving grand-mother to Stephanie and...
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Elizabeth Snyder

October 13, 1919 - March 6, 2013

SNYDER Betty (Elizabeth K. Zegel) 93 formerly of Clifton on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Born in Clifton, she was a lifelong Clifton resident before moving to Fairfield four years ago. Betty was employed as a clerk at Passaic General Hospital prior to her retirement and later served as a volunteer at PGH for many years. Previously, she worked as an accounting clerk for the William Morrow...
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Gonzalo A. Ramirez

December 28, 1934 - March 6, 2013

RAMIREZ Dr. Gonzalo A. 78 of Aventura, FL died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, he came to the US in 1961; Gonzalo resided in Clifton for 28 years before moving to Aventura, FL 15 years ago. A graduate of the College of American Pathologists, AMA, he was employed as a pathologist for 40 years, serving Wayne General Hospital for 30 years prior to his retirement in...
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Donald J. Sutton

December 26, 1929 - March 5, 2013

SUTTON Donald J. 83 of Clifton went home to his Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Born in Morristown, he resided in Clifton for the past 57 years. Don is a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. With his wife, Marie he owned and operated Don & Marie's Antiques in Clifton for 20 years prior to his retirement in 1992. Previously, he worked as a printer for Oneida Paper Products in Passaic. Don is a...
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