Our Obituaries

Norman A. Corvo

November 16, 1935 - November 5, 2013

Corvo, Norman A., age 77, of Hawthorne, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Born and raised in Paterson, Norman had lived in Hawthorne for over 35 years. He worked as an electrician for Lombardo Equipment in Elmwood Park and was a parishioner of St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Norman was the beloved husband of Frances (nee: Morales) Corvo. Loving father of Charles Corvo and his wife Karen of...
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Kathleen Di Tolla

February 22, 1929 - November 4, 2013

Di Tolla, Kathleen (nee Corcoran) "Kay" 84 of Ringwood on November 4, 2013 at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Born in North Bergen, NJ , Kay resided in Ringwood for the last 2 years. Prior she had lived in Glen Rock where she raised her family for 40 years and then moved to Fair Lawn for 10 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University. Before retiring in 1986, she was...
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Francis J. Bergen

March 21, 1931 - November 4, 2013

The family of Francis J. (Frank) Bergen sadly announces the passing of their beloved husband, father, and grandfather on Nov. 4, 2013 at the age of 82. Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, he was a resident of Glen Rock, NJ for 43 years. Frank was a 30-year veteran of the Paterson Fire Dept. He retired in 1983. As a dedicated fire fighter, he fought many of Paterson's worst fires valiantly, saving...
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Shirley M. Maggio

October 11, 1936 - November 2, 2013

Shirley M. Maggio(nee: De Vito) – age 77 years of Hawthorne on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Beloved wife of Robert W. A. Maggio, loving mother of Robert Maggio of Highland Lakes, Steven Maggio of Fair Lawn, Anthony Maggio of Boulder, CO, Frank Maggio of Fair Lawn, Scott Maggio of Wayne, Victoria Maggio of San Antonio, TX Sharon Carradori of Hawthorne, Debbie Amena of Toms River, Denise...
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Lou Ann Rutnik

May 7, 1945 - October 30, 2013

Rutnik, Lou Ann "Dee" May 7, 1945 – October 30, 2013 Lou Ann Rutnik (Benecchi), known as Dee, passed away on October 30 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved mother of Tracey and Paul Rutnik and their spouses Paul Jackson and Danielle Quku Rutnik; adoring grandmother to McAllister (Mac) and Mia Rutnik; and long-time partner of Ed Kenna. Dee was also an active member of the...
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Walter Mirrer, Sr.

August 3, 1939 - October 28, 2013

Mirrer, Walter "Walt" Sr., 74, of Livingston, Texas, passed away in his home on Monday, October 28, 2013. The son of John Mirrer and Bertha King, Walt was born in Paterson, New Jersey on August 3, 1939. Walt spent most of his years as a truck driver, later retiring as a terminal manager for Mirrer's Trucking Company. Walt is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen, sons Walter "Junior" and...
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James Gerard Heaney, Jr.

November 3, 1976 - October 27, 2013

Heaney, James Gerard Jr., age 36, of Glen Rock, NJ, on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Born and raised in Smithtown, NY, James lived in Hoboken before moving to Glen Rock seven years ago. A former Eagle Scout, James had earned a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and was a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He worked as a Data Analyst for Standard & Poor's in New York and was a parishioner...
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Marie Anne Wozniak

January 1, 1947 - October 26, 2013

Wozniak, Marie Anne, age 66, formerly of Hawthorne on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Born in Paterson, Marie had resided in Hawthorne most of her life, moving to Norwood in 2005. A parishioner of St. Anthony's R.C. Church in Hawthorne, Marie was a member of St. Anthony's Altar Society, St. Anthony's Rosary Society and also a member of Special Friends of St. Anthony's. Marie was also active in...
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Rocco Brescia

November 21, 1921 - October 23, 2013

Brescia, Rocco, age 91, of Hawthorne, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Born and raised in Paterson, Rocco had lived in Hawthorne since 1960. Rocco served his country in the Army Air Corps and was later a mechanical engineer at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ, retiring with 42 years of service. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church in Paterson where he was a member of the Church Choir....
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William A. Vogel, Sr.

March 3, 1915 - October 23, 2013

Vogel, William A., Sr., age 97 of Vernon, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Born in Hilden, Germany, William had resided in Haledon before moving to Vernon 24 years ago. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, William had worked as a machinist for the Buhl Machine Shop in Hawthorne. William A. Vogel, Sr. was the beloved husband of the late Victoria (nee Matchett) Vogel (2011). Loving father of...
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Helen Louise Chapin

December 14, 1918 - October 21, 2013

Helen Chapin, 94 of Hawthorne, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. She was born in Clifton, graduated from Hawthorne High School, and completed business school. Helen was a secretary for the Republican Club and president of the PTA of Lincoln Elementary School. She retired after working for twenty-five years as secretary to the Vice Principal of Hawthorne High School. ...
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Ruth E. Burkart

July 17, 1928 - October 20, 2013

Burkart, Ruth E. (nee: Hoflear), age 85, of Hawthorne, on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Born in Paterson, Ruth was raised in Totowa and had lived in Hawthorne for more than 50 years. She worked as clerk in the Passaic County Register's Office and then as a Title Searcher for the Passaic County Record Vault. She was a member of Hawthorne's Golden Circle. Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Edward...
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Antonio Pires

March 6, 1935 - October 19, 2013

PIRES- Antonio, 78, of Hawthorne on Saturday died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson. Born in Paterson, Antonio has lived in Hawthorne for more than fifty years. Before retiring he was a supervisor with Instrument Specialties of West Paterson. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Hawthorne/Wayne Elks Lodge in Wayne. He was a parishioner of St....
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Drew Dick Halvorsen

October 20, 2013 - October 18, 2013

Halvorsen, Drew Dick – age 69 years of North Haledon on Friday, October 18, 2013. Beloved husband of Donna (nee: Weimar) Halvorsen, loving father of Jason Halvorsen of New London, CT, brother of Ronald Halvorsen of Colonia and Carol Pollitt of New Brunswick. Drew is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in law. Born in Westfield, NJ, Drew lived in Prospect Park before...
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Malamo Megalos

February 5, 1930 - October 17, 2013

Malamo Megalos, 83, of Vero Beach, FL and Catskill, NY, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, aunt and sister, on October 17, in Vero Beach. Malamo was born in New York City on February 5, 1930 to Panayioti and Effigenia Corniotes, immigrants from the Greek island of Lemnos. A proud product of the New York City public school system, she graduated from Hunter College. She married Arthur Megalos...
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Mary M. Rickelmann

April 17, 1915 - October 17, 2013

RICKELMANN- Mary, M. (nee Dochak) 98 of Wayne died on Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson. Born in Bernardsville, she has lived in Wayne for the last 13 years, prior she resided in N. Haledon since 1953. Before retiring she was a seamstress for Barbizon Co. She also was the housekeeper and cook for St. Anthony's Church in Hawthorne. She was a parishioner of St. Paul's RC Church in...
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Margaret Dorothy Miller

August 14, 1919 - October 16, 2013


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Kevin W. Whalen

April 7, 1949 - October 9, 2013

WHALEN- Kevin, W. 64 of Netcong died on October 9, 2013. Kevin was born in New York City and raised in Hazlet. Prior he had lived in Haskell. Kevin was a security programmer with Prudential Securities of Roseland. He served his country proudly during the Viet Nam War in the United States Army. He attended St. Anthony's Church in Butler. He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia "Patti" (nee...
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Thomas E. Anderson, Sr.

August 6, 1924 - October 6, 2013

Anderson, Thomas E., Sr., age 89, of Wyckoff, formerly of Hawthorne, on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Born in Jamaica, Queens, Thomas moved to Hawthorne in 1949 and lived there for 63 years. He served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II where he earned the Combat Infantry Medal. After the war, Thomas worked as an electric motor repairman for Industrial Electric in Hawthorne...
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Bunny Ramaglino

August 4, 1936 - October 5, 2013

Ramaglino, Josephine "Bunny", age 77, of Hawthorne, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Born in Paterson, Bunny was a lifetime resident of Hawthorne. She had worked for Intercity Bus Company in Paterson and was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Bunny was a member and past President of the Boulevard Women's Club in Paterson. For 56 years, Bunny was the beloved wife of Robert J....
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Anna Tirri Malikoski

November 19, 1953 - October 5, 2013

Anna (Tirri) Malikoski, age 59 of Haskell, NJ on Friday, October 4, 2013. Beloved sister of Assunta (Susan) Gorga and her husband Alfredo of Haskell, Carmelina Mastalia of Pasadena, CA and Maria Edda Fano and her husband Dominick of Las Vegas, NV, loving friend of Angelina Cipoletta of Pompton Plains. Anna was born in Italy and came to the US in 1966, settling in Paterson and moving to Haskell...
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Shirley M. Tramentozzi

April 28, 1924 - October 5, 2013

Shirley M. Tramentozzi (nee:Bommelyn) age 89 years of Hawthorne on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Angelo Tramentozzi – 2001, loving mother of Barbara Pharao and her husband Ray of Fair Lawn, dear sister of Robert Bommelyn of North Carolina, dearest aunt of several nieces and a nephew, Shirley also leaves her loving caretaker Regina. Born in Prospect Park, she lived in...
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Jean M. Sher

November 28, 1923 - October 4, 2013

Sher, Jean M., age 89, of Hawthorne, on Friday, October 4, 2013. Born and raised in Paterson, Jean had lived in Hawthorne since 1952 and was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Sher (2009). Loving mother of Jean Salleroli of Hawthorne and Barbara Nedswick of Hawthorne. Dear grandmother of four and great-grandmother of seven. Funeral...
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Eileen Barbara Harbord

July 17, 1953 - September 27, 2013

HARBORD- Eileen, B. (nee Worob) 60 of Hawthorne on September 27, 2013. Born in West Orange, Eileen has resided in Hawthorne since 1986, prior she lived in Parsippany. She was the owner of Phoenix Starr Design, LLC.Hawthorne. Survivors include her beloved husband Paul W. Harbord of Hawthorne, her loving children, Eamon Allen Harbord of Suffern, NY and Alexandra Dawn Harbord of Hawthorne. She...
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Bessie M. Licata

September 28, 1919 - September 26, 2013

LICATA- Bessie, M. (Nativo) 93 of Hawthorne died on September 26, 2013 at her residence. Born in Paterson Bessie has lived in Hawthorne since 1957. Before retiring she was a seamstress with various clothing manufacturers in Paterson. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's RC Church and it's Rosary Altar Society and The Legion of Mary. She was also a member of the Golden Circle of Hawthorne. She...
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Mildred R. Nadler

May 31, 1927 - September 23, 2013

Nadler, Mildred Rose (nee Horton), age 86 of Hawthorne, on Monday, September 23, 2013. Born in Warwick, NY, Mildred has resided in Hawthorne for the past 38 years. A former member of the Wallington VFW and the East Rutherford American Legion Women's Auxiliarys, Mildred had worked for Modern Screw in Carlstadt and later as a machinist/assembler for Elcon in Totowa. Mildred had also worked in the...
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Madelynn O'Connor

January 23, 1934 - September 23, 2013

O'CONNOR- Madelynn, "Mickey", 79 of Lincoln Park died on September 23, 2013. Born in Paterson, she has lived in Lincoln Park for 10 years, prior Mickey resided in Hawthorne since 1960, where she raised her family. Before retiring she was a receptionist with Sandvik in Fair Lawn and then a crossing guard with the Hawthorne Police Department. She was a former member of Hawthorne Gospel Church. ...
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Henry Stammer

December 24, 1936 - September 22, 2013

Stammer, Henry "Skip", age 76, of North Haledon, on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Born in Jersey City and raised in Fair Lawn, Skip had lived in North Haledon for 46 years. He was a man of many interests and talents. Skip served three years active duty in the U.S. Navy, spending his time on the USS Kenneth Whiting in the South Pacific. After his service, he worked as a hardware salesman and was a...
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Dorothy La Grone O'Sullivan

March 4, 1930 - September 20, 2013

Dorothy La Grone O'Sullivan (nee: Storms) – age 83 years of Hawthorne on Friday September 20, 2013. Beloved wife of Joseph O'Sullivan and the late Bruce La Grone – 1976, loving mother of Bruce La Grone and his friend Dorothy Ball of W. Virginia, Jack La Grone and his wife Diane of W. Virginia, David La Grone and his wife Diana of Paramus, Daniel La Grone and his with Kathleen of...
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Lilyan K. Nahadil

March 29, 1917 - September 20, 2013

Nahadil (nee: Boyarski), Lilyan K., age 96, of Hawthorne, on Friday, September 20, 2013. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Lilyan was raised in Warrior Run, PA and had lived in Hawthorne for nearly 60 years. Lilyan was the beloved wife of the late Walter Nahadil, Sr. (2001). Loving mother of Walter Nahadil, Jr. of Hawthorne and the late Kathryn (nee: Nahadil) Challice (1991). Dear grandmother of...
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Irene Statham

February 10, 1924 - September 20, 2013

Irene (Giaimo) Statham, 89 formerly of Hawthorne and Midland Park, died on Friday September 20th 2013, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Irene was the youngest child of Emidio and Josephine Giaimo, born on February 10, 1924. She attended Hawthorne High School and graduated with an RN degree from Saint Joseph's School of Nursing in 1945. She was a head nurse at the Barnert...
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Brian Keith Bell

June 3, 1957 - September 19, 2013

Bell, Brian Keith, age 56, of New York City, on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Born in St. Louis, MO, Brian had lived in New York City for 35 years. He had worked for Calvin Klein and then Tommy Hilfiger. Brian was the beloved son of Alice (nee: Bunt) Bell of Midland Park and Michael J. Bell and his wife Diane of St. Augustine, FL. Loving brother of Carolyn Bell and her husband Jack Schwartz of...
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Daniel Perillo

September 30, 1933 - September 17, 2013

Daniel Perillo – age 79 years of North Haledon on Tuesday September 17, 2013. Beloved husband of Sharon (nee: Cupo) Perillo, loving father of Sharon Fisher and her husband Mark of Hawthorne, Maria Perillo & Chris Syracuse of Mahwah, and Terri Shields and her husband Rick of North Haledon, dear grandfather of Matthew, Danielle, RikkiLynn and Lilli. Born in Clifton, Mr. Perillo lived in...
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Elinore K. Arno

July 20, 1923 - September 15, 2013

ARNO- Elinore, K. 90 a lifelong Paterson resident, died Sunday at Preakness Care Center, of Wayne. Before retiring Elinore was a Linesperson with N.J. Bell Telephone in Paterson. She was a former member of Warren Point Presbyterian Church. She was a member of The Pioneer Club, President of Park East Terrace Seniors Club and on the board of directors of Park East Terrace. She was predeceased by...
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Dolores Brown

March 15, 1929 - September 15, 2013

BROWN- Dolores "Lorie", 84 of Fair Lawn died on September 15, 2013. Born in Camden, Dolores has resided in Fair Lawn for fifty six years. She was predeceased by her loving husband Donald Brown in 1978. Survivors include her beloved daughter Daryl Davis and husband Edward of Wyckoff and two adoring cousins, Arlene Kannaan and Carolyn De Fasio. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 AM at...
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Cornelia L. Poelstra

June 7, 1925 - September 14, 2013

POELSTRA- Cornelia, L. (nee Warnet) 88 of Hawthorne on September 14, 2013. Born in Paterson, Cornelia has lived in Hawthorne since 1974. Prior she resided in N. Haledon. She was a member of The Covenant Reformed Church in N. Haledon. She was a member of Mary & Martha Women's Group and The Primetimers Women's Group. Before retiring she was a bookkeeper with Opici Wines, American BD in Glen Rock. ...
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Kenneth Mac Donald, Sr.

March 31, 1921 - September 12, 2013

Mac Donald, Kenneth, Sr., age 92 of Hawthorne, on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Born in Paterson, Kenneth had resided in Hawthorne most of his life. A former U.S. Coast Guard World War II veteran, Kenneth was a self employed carpenter, working as K and R Builders in Hawthorne. Kenneth Mac Donald, Sr. was the beloved husband of Anna (nee: Mc Hugh) Mac Donald (2005). Loving father of Thomas Mac...
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Ronald B. Wood, Sr.

February 18, 1940 - September 11, 2013

Wood, Ronald B., Sr., age 73 of Hawthorne, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Born in Paterson, Ronald had resided in Hawthorne since 1967. A U.S. Army veteran and an avid bowler, Ronald was the owner, operator of Wood's Car and Limousine Service in Hawthorne. Ronald B. Wood, Sr. is survived by his beloved Jennie (nee: Ferriolo) Wood of Hawthorne. Loving father of Ronald B. Wood, Jr. and his...
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Hilda Johanna Howell

September 11, 2013 - September 11, 2013

HOWELL, Hilda Johanna, age 90, of West Milford, formerly of Hawthorne, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Born in the Warren Point section of Saddle River, Hilda was raised in Fair Lawn. She had lived in Hawthorne for over 60 years before moving to West Milford. Hilda worked for Wright Aeronautical before starting her family and was a member of the Hawthorne United Methodist Church. ...
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Anna Lau

May 10, 1923 - September 10, 2013

LAU- Anna (nee Vander Meulen) 90 of Wayne was called home to her Lord on September 10, 2013. Born in Fair Lawn she has resided in Wayne for two years. Prior she had lived in Ormond Beach, FL. since 1972. She was raised in Paterson. She was a faithful member of Grace Bible Church in N. Haledon and was a Sunday school teacher. She was predeceased by her loving husband Charles D. Lau, Sr. in 1990...
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Jean J. Woods

September 14, 1930 - September 9, 2013

WOODS- Jean J. (nee Melber) 82 of Franklin Lakes died Monday peacefully at her home. Born in Union City she has resided in Franklin Lakes for three years, prior she lived in Hawthorne since 1965. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's RC Church. Before retiring she was employed by Motorola Co. of Glen Rock. She was predeceased by her loving husband John Woods in 1985. Survivors include her...
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Cynthia Englishman

January 16, 1941 - September 6, 2013

Cynthia Jeanne Englishman (nee: Tanis), age 72 of Hawthorne on September 6, 2013. Beloved wife of Allen Krine Englishman, loving mother of Mark Englishman and his wife Jacqueline of Ramsey, dear sister-in-law of Herbert and John Englishman. Born in Paterson, Cynthia resided in Hawthorne her entire life. She was a 1961 graduate of St. Luke's Nursing School and was employed as a registered nurse...
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Gertrude Kameno

August 19, 1928 - September 6, 2013

Gertrude Kameno (nee: Vander Vliet) - age 85 years of Hawthorne on Friday September 6, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Kameno (July 2013), loving mother of Nicholas R. Kameno and his wife Lucy of Toms River and Mary Vander Wiele of Hawthorne, dear grandmother of Jennifer Pike, Michael Kameno, Nicholas Kameno, Tammy Vander Wiele, David Vander Wiele and Nicole Vander Wiele, dearest great...
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John P. Scarlato, Sr.

October 25, 1926 - September 6, 2013

Scarlato, John P, Sr. (Fantabulous Poppy), age 86 of North Haledon, on Friday, September 6, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, NY, John had resided in North Haledon since 1966. A former U.S. Army Korean War veteran, John had worked as a certified public accountant and auditor for the U.S Department of Defense, and later at his own office, J.P. Scarlato CPA in Passaic and then in the Botany Village section...
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Clara Vander Wall

November 13, 1920 - September 5, 2013

Clara Vander Wall (nee: Van Meekeren) – age 92 years of Wyckoff on Thursday September 5, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Vander Wall – May 2013, loving mother of Nicholas Vander Wall Jr. and his late wife Ellen and Jim Vander Wall and his wife Mary Ann, dear grandmother of Michael and Sarah, dearest sister of Rade Vander Wall and Ann Ruitenburg. Born in Holland, Mrs. Vander...
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Dominic J. Castellano

July 27, 1923 - September 3, 2013

Castellano, Dominic J., 90, of Hawthorne, NJ, passed away September 3, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Lucille (nee Fox) Castellano (2012). Loving father of Marianne Agnew and her husband Jim and Joseph Castellano. Dear grandfather of James, Jr. and his wife Alessandra, Megan and her husband Fernando, Patrick and Matthew Agnew. Dearest brother of Anthony Castellano and his wife Eva. Dominic...
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Francesco G. Sibilia

February 17, 1934 - September 3, 2013

Sibilia, Francesco G., age 79, of Hawthorne, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Born in Ospedaletto D'Alpinolo Italy, Francesco came to the United States in 1975, settling in Hawthorne. Before coming to the U.S., he had retired as a police officer in Rome. Francesco was the beloved husband of Rita (nee: Marano) Sibilia. Loving father of Ersilia Koodray and her husband Joseph of Hawthorne and Cinzia...
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Mildred Molinaro

March 15, 1927 - September 3, 2013

Molinaro, Mildred, age 86, of Hawthorne, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Born and raised in Jersey City, Mildred had lived in Hawthorne since 1997. She worked as an assembly line worker for Western Electric and General Electric. Mildred enjoyed knitting and donated much of her handiwork to the Warm Up America Foundation. Mildred was the beloved mother of Gail Tilstra and her husband Steven of...
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Doris Elaine Verhoest

August 10, 1930 - September 2, 2013

Verhoest, Doris Elaine, age 83, of Pompton Plains, on Monday, September 2, 2013. Born and raised in Hawthorne, Doris had lived in Butler and Wayne before moving to Pompton Plains. Before starting her family, Doris had worked as a secretary for the Raymond Rhodes Insurance Agency in Hawthorne and was a former member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church. Doris was the beloved wife of the late George...
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Marie C. Martone

November 5, 1925 - August 31, 2013

MARTONE- Marie, C.(nee Barone) 87, of Hawthorne died on August 31, 2013.Born in Paterson, Marie moved to Hawthorne in 1945 where she lovingly raised her family. Before retiring she was a self employed Avon representative for thirty five years and a homemaker. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's RC Church in Hawthorne and a fifty year member of the church Choir and a member of The Rosary...
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Walter Bouma

November 29, 1923 - August 27, 2013

BOUMA- Walter, 89, a lifelong Hawthorne resident died on August 27, 2013 at Van Dyk Manor in Ridgewood. He lived his entire life in Hawthorne. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. Before retiring he was employed by Sears of Hawthorne. He was predeceased by his beloved sisters, Wilsie Bouma (1998) and Mildred Bouma Pomroy (1960) and his beloved brother William...
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Howard R. Dougherty

January 8, 1920 - August 21, 2013

Dougherty, Howard R., age 93 of Hawthorne, on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Born in Paterson, Howard had resided in Hawthorne since 1942. A World War II U.S Army veteran, Howard had worked as a manufacturing engineer for Wright Aeronautical in Woodridge. Howard was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff, and a member of the VFW. Howard was active in scouting, where he served...
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Robert A. Markell

January 2, 1948 - August 20, 2013

MARKELL- Robert, A. 65 of Mahwah on August 20, 2013. Born in Paterson he resided in Mahwah for 9 years. Prior he lived in Oakland for many years. He served his country during Viet Nam in the US Army and he received the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions. He was employed as a milkman with Sicomac Dairy in Wyckoff. Survivors include his loving son Robert A. Markell of Goldsboro, NC, his...
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Margaret G. Vandenberg

March 13, 1916 - August 17, 2013

VANDENBERG- Margaret G. (nee Bosland) 97, on August 17, 2013. Born in Paterson she resided in Hawthorne and then Sarasota, FL. before moving to Whiting. She attended Drake Business School. Prior to retiring, she had worked for Prudential Insurance Co. as assistant manager and also Sun Way Oil as office manager. She was a former member of 6Th Reformed Church and a current member of Community...
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Carmela M. Ammirato

March 3, 1926 - August 16, 2013

AMMIRATO- Carmela, M. (nee Gallo), age 87, on August 16, 2013. Born in Paterson she resided in Hawthorne for 53 years. Prior she lived in Paterson and Madison. She was a proud wife, mother and homemaker. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's RC Church in Hawthorne and a member of The Rosary Society. She was active with The Golden Horizon club. She was predeceased by her caring brothers, Anthony...
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Mina H. De Ruiter

July 18, 1928 - August 16, 2013

De Ruiter, Mina, 85, passed into eternal life on August 16. Born in North Haledon to Minnie and Martin De Ruiter, Mina lived for many years in Hawthorne before moving to the Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff in 2009. Mina worked as a secretary-receptionist for World Vision and then as a bookkeeper for Eastern Christian High School before retiring. She was a life-long member of the...
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Myrtle De Laat

September 15, 1931 - August 16, 2013

De Laat- Myrtle (nee Mason) 81 of West Milford on August 16, 2013. Born in Paterson she had resided in West Milford for 10 years. Prior she lived in Hawthorne for 34 years. She was a member of the West Milford Presbyterian Church, and the Red Hatters of West Milford. Myrtle was an avid bowler and was a member of the Senior Citizen's Bowling League of Fair Lawn. She is survived by her loving...
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Virginia Frances Floyd

July 4, 1917 - August 11, 2013

FLOYD- Virginia Frances (nee Hueston) 96 of Beachwood, N.J. on August 11, 2013. Born in Jersey City she resided in Beachwood for 30 years, prior in Jersey City. She was a parishioner of St. Barnabus RC Church and The Rosary Society in Bayville, NJ. She was an officer with The Seniors of Beachwood, and worked with the Ocean County Board of Elections. She was a diehard NY Yankee fan. She was...
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Bruce M. Donnelly

April 27, 1943 - August 8, 2013

Donnelly, Bruce M., age 70, of Hawthorne, on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Born in Paterson, Bruce was a lifelong resident of Hawthorne. He worked as the Head Custodian at Hawthorne High School. Bruce served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, retiring as a Sergeant First Class in the Army. Bruce was the beloved husband of Patricia (nee: Quinn) Donnelly. Loving father of Brian...
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Gregory Joseph Verheeck

August 18, 1952 - August 8, 2013

Verheeck, Gregory J., age 60, of Wayne, on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Born and raised in Paterson, Gregory had lived in Wayne since 1985. He was the owner operator of Scott's Body and Fender and more recently worked as a mechanic at the Picatinny Arsenal. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Garfield Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Gregory was the beloved husband of Toni (nee: D'Andrea)...
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Beatrice Marie Lill

January 13, 1930 - August 3, 2013

Lill, Beatrice Marie (nee Vanderpool), age 83 of Hawthorne, NJ, on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Born in Paterson, NJ, Beatrice had resided in Greenwood Lake, NY before moving to Hawthorne, NJ in 1995. Along with her late husband Charles, Beatrice was the former owner of Broadhurst Sheet Metal in Hawthorne, NJ, and a very active member at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Hawthorne, NJ. Beatrice...
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Emily Adamowicz

August 30, 1919 - August 3, 2013

Funeral services Thursday 12:00 Noon at Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne, NJ Interment at George Washington Mem. Park, Paramus, NJ. Visiting one hour prior 11:00-12:00 PM
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Eleanor Colella

November 2, 1922 - August 3, 2013

COLELLA- Eleanor, (nee Mussano) a lifelong Paterson resident died Saturday August 3, 2013. She was born & raised and lived her entire life in Paterson. She was a homemaker and parishioner of Blessed Sacrament RC Church in Paterson and a member of The Riverside Vet's in Hawthorne. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph in 1996 and by her three sisters, Rose Curving, Jennie Piquet and...
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Elizabeth Polzer

November 23, 1930 - July 31, 2013

POLZER- Elizabeth, (nee Prosztovics) 82, of Prospect Park on July 31, 2013. Born in Hungary, she came to the United States in 1956 settling in Prospect Park. Before retiring she was employed by Nabisco of Fair Lawn. She was a parishioner of St. Paul's RC Church in Prospect Park, NJ. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank in 2012. Survivors include her four loving sons, Frank and wife...
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Elizabeth S. Wilkin

September 16, 1926 - July 26, 2013

Elizabeth S. Wilkin (nee: Spittler) – age 86 years of Hawthorne on Friday July 26, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Clifford B. Wilkin – 2003, loving mother of Brian Wilkin and his wife Susan of Wyckoff and Lisa Brown and her husband James of Dublin, OH, dear grandmother of Rebecca and Ryan Wilkin and Kyle and Sarah Brown, dearest sister of the late Richard and Kenneth Spittler. Born...
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Edith Koppenal

July 14, 1919 - July 26, 2013

KOPPENAL- Edith,(nee Hardcastle) 94, of Paterson died on Friday at Hospice of New Jersey in Wayne. She had lived in Paterson most of her life. Before retiring she was a secretary with First Fidelity Bank of Totowa. In addition she was the owner of Tracy's Delicatessen in Paterson. She was a member of The Westminster Presbyterian Church of Paterson and a member of The Peoples Park Seniors. She was...
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Anthony J. Glentz, Jr.

March 10, 1949 - July 25, 2013

Glentz, Anthony J., Jr., age 64 of Fair Lawn, on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Born in Paterson, Anthony was a lifelong resident of Fair Lawn. He was self-employed as a construction contractor and was also the foreman at Micro Construction in Upper Saddle River. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War. Anthony was an avid fisherman and hunter,...
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Lillian Marie Saccone

August 7, 1924 - July 23, 2013

Saccone, Lillian Marie, age 88, of Hawthorne, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Born in Passaic, Lillian had lived in Hawthorne since 1954. She trained as a nurse at Jersey City Medical Center. Lillian worked as a stewardess for Eastern Airlines and then as a nurse for a cardiologist in New York City. Later, Lillian was the school nurse at Jefferson Elementary School in Hawthorne. Lillian was the...
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G. William Metzler

October 5, 1947 - July 18, 2013

METZLER, G. William "Bill", age 65, of Hawthorne, on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Born in Paterson, Bill was raised in North Haledon and had lived in Hawthorne for the past 45 years. He retired as a Sergeant with the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office and currently worked as a Security Officer at Passaic County Community College. Prior to his work in the Prosecutor's Office, Bill was the co-owner...
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Nicholas M. Kameno

January 3, 1926 - July 14, 2013

KAMENO- Nicholas, M. 87 of Hawthorne on July 14, 2013. Born in Newark he resided in Clifton before moving to Toms River, and moved back to Hawthorne recently. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WW II. Before retiring Nicholas was a plumber with Hoffman-LaRoche in Clifton. He was a former member of the Christian Reformed Church. He is survived by his beloved wife Gertrude (nee...
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Charlotte Ruth Marion Sless

November 23, 1946 - July 11, 2013

Sless, Charlotte Ruth Marion (nee: Cederstrom), age 66, of North Haledon, on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Born in Paterson, Charlotte was raised in Wyckoff and had lived in North Haledon for over 40 years. She worked as a real estate appraiser and was a member of the Hawthorne Gospel Church. Charlotte was the beloved daughter of Arthur "Eddie" Cederstrom of Fair Lawn and the late Helena (nee: O...
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Joseph K. Hildebrand

June 30, 1933 - July 11, 2013

HILDEBRAND- Joseph, K. 80 of N. Haledon on July 11, 2013. Born in Paterson Joseph was raised in Hawthorne. He also resided for 18 years in N. Haledon prior to that he lived in Allendale. He was a graduate of Hawthorne High School and then Rutgers University. He served his country during the Korean War in the US Navy. Before retiring he was Vice President and National Sales Manager with Ivers-Lee...
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Genevieve Schmitz

June 6, 1924 - July 10, 2013

Schmitz, Genevieve, (nee Holvoet) 89, of Wyckoff died on July 10, 2013. Born in West New York, NJ she resided in Wyckoff for 28 years. Prior she had lived in Haledon and was raised in Paterson. Before retiring she was with Nabisco of Fair Lawn in the packaging department. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald in 1975. Survivors include her four loving sons, Randy Schmitz, Craig...
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Louella Mae Oppelaar

February 12, 1921 - July 10, 2013

Oppelaar, Louella Mae (nee: De Groat), age 92, of Hawthorne, on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Born and raised in Sussex, NJ, Louella had lived in Hawthorne for the past 65 years. A homemaker, she was a member of the Rea Avenue Reformed Church. Louella Oppelaar was the beloved wife of the late Leonard J. Oppelaar, Sr. (2012). Loving mother of Linda Van Hine and her late husband Kenneth of Hawthorne,...
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Nancy Veronica De Gise

March 1, 1919 - July 8, 2013

De Gise, Nancy Veronica (nee: Giambattista), age 94, of Glen Rock, on Monday, July 8, 2013. Born and raised in Rumford, ME, Nancy moved to Paterson at age 15. She and her husband then moved to Glen Rock in 1964. She had worked as a seamstress for E&S Coatware in Paterson. Nancy was a parishioner of St. Catharine's R.C. Church, Glen Rock. She was a member of the St. Paul's Seniors, Hawthorne's...
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Margaret Wassel

January 11, 1931 - July 6, 2013

WASSEL- Margaret "Peggy"(nee Fisk) a long time Hawthorne resident died on Saturday at The Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff. Born in Paterson , she lived in Wyckoff for a brief period. Peggy graduated from Hawthorne High School and attended St. Anthony's RC Church as well as St. Elizabeth's and Church of the Nativity in Midland Park. Prior to retiring she was employed by The Valley...
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James Frank Stansfield

February 4, 1944 - July 3, 2013

Stansfield, James Frank, age 69, of Hawthorne, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Born in Paterson, James was a lifelong resident of Hawthorne. Jim worked as a carpenter and was active in local youth sports, coaching Little League Baseball and was past-President and Secretary of Hawthorne Cubs Football. He served his country in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was a...
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Jean G. Nifosi

October 18, 1926 - July 2, 2013

Nifosi, Jean G., age 86 of Hawthorne, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Born in Paterson, Jean had resided in Elmwood Park for over 50 years. A parishioner of St. Anne's R.C. Church in Fair Lawn, Jean was employed as an Art Teacher in the Paterson School System. Jean G. Nifosi was the mother of Janet Peters. Sister-in-law of Rose Mandara of Paterson. Aunt of Rosanne Zagatta of Hawthorne, John Mandara...
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Marie Elizabeth Scully

October 5, 1925 - July 1, 2013

Scully, Marie E. (nee Taggart), age 87 of Hawthorne, on Tuesday, July 1, 2013. Born in New York, NY, Marie had resided in Maywood for 25 years and had resided in Hawthorne since 2000. Marie had worked as a principal's and superintendent's secretary. She had worked at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Maywood, at Our Lady of the Visitation in Paramus, and most recently with the Manahawkin Board...
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Robert H. Maat

February 27, 1936 - June 28, 2013

Maat, Robert H., age 77, of Ringwood, on Friday, June 28, 2013. Born and raised in Clifton, Robert moved to Ringwood in 1969. He worked for many years as a lithographer with Amalgamated Lithographers of American Union. He later owned and operated his own company consisting of laundromats and vending machines. He was a member of the Ringwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. For 55 years,...
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Honorable William F. Tuohey

August 20, 1941 - June 27, 2013

Tuohey, Hon. William F., age 71 of Hawthorne, on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Born in Bayonne, William had resided in Hawthorne most of his life. William had graduated from Don Bosco Prep High School and is an inductee in the Don Bosco Prep Hall of Fame, earned his BA from St. Peter's University, and his JD at Rutgers School of Law. He held the position as a Federal Bankruptcy Judge for the...
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Helen Swierczewski

August 15, 1918 - June 23, 2013

SWIERCZEWSKI- Helen, 94, of Fair Lawn on June 23, 2013. Born in Fair Lawn she was a life long resident. She was a loving homemaker. Helen was a parishioner of St. Casimir's RC Church in Paterson and a member of The Golden Circle of Fair Lawn. She was predeceased by her loving husband Theodore in 2002, and by two loving brothers. Survivors include her two beloved sons Anthony and wife Susan and...
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Joan Zuidema

October 17, 1938 - June 22, 2013

ZUIDEMA- Joan (nee Hommes) 74 of Lincoln Park on June 22, 2013. Born in Paterson she resided in Lincoln Park for thirty eight years. Prior she had lived in Midland Park. Before retiring Joan was a clerk with A&P food stores and worked at several of their locations, including Midland Park. She was a faithful member of Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church in Pequannock for over thirty years. She...
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Evalyn Polombo

September 17, 1921 - June 21, 2013

POLOMBO- Evalyn a lifelong Paterson resident died on June 21, 2013 at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Before her retirement she was a Principal/Owner of Totowa Lumber & Supply in Totowa (subsequently called Nicholas H. Polombo Company) for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's RC Church of Hawthorne, and Past President of the Auxiliary of The Little Sister's of the Poor. Survivors...
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Virginia Barbara Vukovich

December 2, 1939 - June 19, 2013

Vukovich, Virginia "Barbara" (nee: Wolff), age 73, of Hawthorne, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Born in Jersey City, Barbara was raised in Hoboken and moved to Hawthorne in 1967. Barbara was the beloved wife of John M. Vukovich of Hawthorne. Loving mother of Lynn Barna and her husband Steve of Wyckoff. Dear grandmother of Steven Barna, Michelle Barna and Jamie Barna of Wyckoff. Dearest sister of...
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Joseph Paul Lopez

January 31, 1948 - June 17, 2013

Lopez, Joseph Paul, age 65, of Haledon, formerly of Carlstadt, on Monday, June 17, 2013. Born in Jersey City, Joseph had lived in Carlstadt for most of his life before recently moving to Haledon. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he received numerous awards, including the Army Commendation Medal and a Purple Heart. After the war, he worked for Exxon-Mobil and was a member of...
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Margaret Mary Cronan

June 15, 2013 - June 14, 2013

Cronan, Margaret "Peggy" (nee Tracey), 81, of Glen Rock, New Jersey passed away on June 14, 2013 at Villa Marie Claire in Saddle River, NJ after and eleven year battle with cancer. Peggy was born in New York City, NY and grew up in Queens. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in English, she headed north to Boston, MA. While there she worked as a bank teller, survived a bank...
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Jeanne Marie Frederiksen

September 7, 1925 - June 14, 2013

Jeanne Marie Frederiksen, 87, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, passed away peacefully in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday, June 14, 2013. Born on September 7, 1925, she graduated from the Roosevelt School (John Forest School), Fair Lawn in 1938 and St. Joseph High School (Paterson) in 1942. While she had a career in sales and banking, she was first and foremost a wonderful mother and homemaker to her...
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Florence Wolfe

November 14, 1922 - June 13, 2013

Wolfe, Florence, age 90, of Hawthorne, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Born in Paterson, Florence had lived in Hawthorne since 1960 and worked as a supervisor for Barbizon. Florence was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Wolfe, Sr. (1969). Loving mother of Alfred Wolfe, Jr., and his wife Donna of Butler. Dear sister of Alice Michalski of Fair Lawn, John Michalski and his wife Fran of Hawthorne and...
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Jacklyn Malone

September 7, 1941 - June 13, 2013

Malone, Jacklyn, age 71 of Paterson, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. A lifelong resident of Paterson, Jacklyn had worked as a pattern Maker for Regal Fashion in Paterson. Jacklyn Malone was the beloved daughter of the late Benjamin and Louise Malone. Loving sister of the late Benita Cuono (2006). Dear aunt of Linda Flynn and her husband Gary of Oakland, Ralph Cuono and his wife Donna of Hawthorne, ...
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Gwendolyn B. Williamson

August 14, 1935 - June 7, 2013

Williamson, Gwendolyn B.(nee Prause), age 77 of Hawthorne, on Friday, June 7, 2013. Born in Paterson, Gwendolyn had resided in Haledon before moving to Hawthorne in 1989. A former dietary aide with the Preakness Health Care Center in Wayne, Gwendolyn was a member of the Grace Bible Church in North Haledon. Gwendolyn B. Williamson was the beloved wife of the late James Williamson (2012)....
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James T. Walsh, Sr.

August 16, 1924 - June 2, 2013

Walsh, James T., Sr., age 88, of Hawthorne, on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born and raised in Maplewood, James had lived in Clifton before moving to Hawthorne in 1958. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After his service, James had worked as a signalman for the Susquehanna Railroad Company and ran a carpet installation business. In retirement, he worked as a custodian at...
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Etta Elmira Horton

November 18, 1922 - May 31, 2013

Horton, Etta Elmira, age 90, of Paterson, on Friday, May 31, 2013. Etta was born in Paterson where she was a lifelong resident. She worked at Avery Shirt Company until her retirement in 1988 and was a member of the former Riverside Reformed Church. Etta was the beloved daughter of the late Robert and Mary (nee: Buis) Horton. She is survived by many cousins. Funeral will be at 8:30 AM on...
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Mary Ann Janaro

September 2, 1913 - May 30, 2013

Janaro, Mary A.(nee: Del Piano), age 99, of Hawthorne, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Born and raised in New York City, Mary had lived in Little Ferry for over ten years before moving to Hawthorne in 1944. A multifaceted business woman, she owned a silk stocking repair business during World War II. Over the years, she and her family also...
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Stanley E. Jablonski

November 12, 1922 - May 30, 2013

Jablonski, Stanley E., of Hawthorne, on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Raised in Vandergrift PA, Stanley was a longtime resident of Hawthorne, NJ. He served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his service, Stanley worked for the Erie Railroad and then as a computer programmer for Young and Rubicam in New York City until his retirement. He was a parishioner of St....
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Carol Jean Planten

April 4, 1943 - May 28, 2013

PLANTEN- Carol, Jean (nee Reader) of Hewitt, NJ died on May 28, 2013. Born in Paterson she resided in Hewitt since 1992, prior she had lived in Hawthorne for many years. Before retiring Carol was a production supervisor with WearBest Fabrics of Garfield. Survivors include her beloved daughter Kim Ratner and husband Jeff of Livingston and her beloved son Todd "Garrett" Planten of Hewitt. There are...
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Ella Mobius

June 9, 1923 - May 26, 2013

Mobius, Ella (nee: Griesel), age 89, of Clarks Summit, PA, on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Born and raised in Paterson, Ella had lived most of her life in Hawthorne before moving to Clarks Summit. She worked as a Bank Officer for Horizon Bank in Paterson and was a member of the Hawthorne United Methodist Church. Ella was a member of the Abington Senior Center in Pennsylvania and a former member of the...
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Judith B. Pollitt

September 4, 1938 - May 23, 2013

POLLITT- Judith B.(nee Brown) 74 of N. Haledon died on May 23, 2013. Born in Paterson, Judith resided in N. Haledon since 1963. Prior she had lived in Glen Rock and Wyckoff. She was a proud homemaker, caring for her adoring family. She is survived by her beloved husband Jack Pollitt of N. Haledon; two loving daughters Keri Bicking of N. Haledon and Jennifer Pollitt and Richard Kennedy of...
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Jean Vanderzee

September 18, 1920 - May 23, 2013

VANDERZEE- Jean, 92 of Hawthorne, NJ on May 23, 2013. Born in Haledon she resided in Hawthorne for over sixty years. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Paterson. Before retiring she was a private duty nurse. She was a member of Hawthorne Gospel Church. She was predeceased by her husband Victor Vanderzee in 2010, and by her daughter Betty McThomas and son Alan Vanderzee....
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Albert A. Nejmeh

August 14, 1953 - May 14, 2013

Nejmeh, Albert A., passed away on May 14, 2013, in Tacoma, Washington. Al passed while in the line of duty serving in his capacity as a Tacoma firefighter. Al hailed from Hawthorne, New Jersey, and had been a resident of Marrowstone Island, Washington for 20 years. He was a 1971 graduate of Hawthorne High School and a 1975 graduate of Montclair State University. One of Al's close friends...
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