Celebrity Obituaries

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Teodora Descalso

April 28, 1919 - November 4, 2013


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Bruce A. Huff

February 18, 1944 - November 4, 2013

Bruce A. Huff died on Monday November 4, 2013 at Cranbury Center in Monroe Twp. He was 69 years old. Mr. Huff was born in New York City. He resided in Queens, NY until moving to Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. in 2004. He was a computer operator for 35 years for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NYC until he retired due to disability. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a specialist who...
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Eileen M. Teahan

July 4, 1931 - October 29, 2013

Eileen M. Teahan – Monroe Twp., NJ Eileen M. Teahan, 82, died peacefully at home on Tuesday October 29, 2013.  Eileen was born on July 4, 1931 to Alice and Francis Beinlich in Queens, NY and resided in Long Island for most of her life before moving to Rossmoor, Monroe Twp., NJ 23 years ago.  Eileen was a homemaker and volunteer, enjoyed gardening and visits to Walt...
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Robert W. Gluck

January 6, 1947 - October 28, 2013

Robert W. Gluck – South Brunswick, NJ Robert W. Gluck former Middlesex Prosecutor and dedicated lawyer, died at his home in South Brunswick on Monday October 28, 2013 surrounded by his family and close friends. Robert was born and raised in Irvington, NJ; he resided in Plainsboro before moving to South Brunswick 12 years ago. Robert graduated from Rutgers University and received his...
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Marion T. Castellano

February 22, 1931 - October 26, 2013

Marion Theresa Castellano, 82, of Monroe Township, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday October 26, 2013. She was born to the late Peter and Rose Benedetto, February 22 1931, in Philadelphia, PA. Marion grew up on Rivington Street in Manhattan, NY. She married Albert Castellano in 1956, and they lived together in Brooklyn, NY, before relocating to Monroe, NJ in 2007. Marion did her...
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Kathryn C. Hollywood

March 24, 1923 - October 24, 2013

Kathryn Cadmus Hollywood - Monroe Township Kathryn Bailey Cadmus Hollywood, age 90, died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born on her grandparents' farm in the Fresh Ponds section of South Brunswick Township on March 24, 1923, Kathryn lived in that area for most of her life before moving to Monroe Township six years ago. Kathryn was the...
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Michael Alexander

December 23, 1951 - October 20, 2013

Michael A. Alexander died on Sunday October 20, 2013 at his home in Jamesburg. He was 61 years old. Mr. Alexander was born in Chicago, IL. He was raised in Morton, IL and later lived in Hawaii for eleven years, Springfield, VA and Woodbridge, VA for 15 years, Mesa, AZ for 5 years, Baltimore, MD for 3 years, and Las Vegas, NV for 4 years. He has resided in Jamesburg since 2011. He was a driver...
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Betty J. Bailey

July 11, 1953 - October 17, 2013

Betty J. (Legg) Bailey passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton. She was 60 years old. Betty was born in New Brunswick. She was raised in East Brunswick and later lived in Milltown, and Monroe Twp. She has resided in the Clarksburg section of Millstone Twp. since 1998. In addition to being a homemaker, she was formerly a secretary for...
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Robert N. Johnsen

September 20, 1917 - October 17, 2013

Robert Norman Johnsen – Long Branch, NJ Robert N. Johnsen, (Bob)96, born on September 20, 1917, died on Thursday October 17th 2013 at the Hospice Center of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. Bob was born, raised and continued to live in Brooklyn, NY until his retirement in 1976. He and his lovely and vivacious wife, Dorothy(Dot, Speedy), who married in 1947 then took up...
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Marie M. Melchior

April 1, 1923 - October 13, 2013

Marie M. (Timmes) Melchior died on Sunday October 13, 2013 at Cranbury Center in Monroe Twp. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Melchior was born and raised in Brooklyn. She lived in Highland Park and Paterson before moving to Monroe Twp. in 2005. In addition to raising her family as a homemaker, she was a factory worker for Nabisco and later for Private Label Cosmetic Co. She loved animals of all...
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Yan Tan 董 元 巽 / U Law Kawe

March 29, 1933 - October 13, 2013


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John M. Dietlmeier

February 2, 1926 - October 5, 2013

John M. Dietlmeier died on Saturday October 5, 2013 at his home in Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. He was 87 years old. Mr. Dietlmeier was born in Irvington, NJ. He lived in Union for 62 years before moving to Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. in 2010. He was a corporal in the US Marine Corps and served during WWII. He was a technician for NJ Bell Telephone Co. in Union for 43 years before his retirement in...
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Linda J. Zelasko

May 30, 1945 - September 28, 2013

Linda Joeen Zelasko died on Saturday September 28, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. She was 68 years old. Mrs. Zelasko was born in Wilson, NC. She was raised in South Brunswick, NJ and later lived in Spotswood, NJ before moving to Roanoke, VA in 2003. She was a bus aide for Mountain Valley Transportation in Roanoke, VA for the past 10 years. She was pre-deceased by...
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William J. Keenan

July 22, 1923 - September 27, 2013

William J. Keenan died on Friday September 27, 2013 at his home in Rossmoor, Monroe Twp. He was 90 years old. Mr. Keenan was born and raised in South Amboy. He has resided in Rossmoor, Monroe Twp. since 1989. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a shift supervisor and laboratory technician for Hercules, Inc. in Parlin and later was a technician for Electro-Catheter Corp. in Rahway. ...
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Maureen F. Koch

May 4, 1933 - September 26, 2013

Maureen F. Koch – Rossmoor, Monroe Twp., NJ Maureen F. Koch, 80, died peacefully on Thursday September 26, 2013 at her residence in Rossmoor, Monroe Twp. Maureen was born and raised in Jersey City; she resided in Millstone for fifteen years before moving to Rossmoor in 1998. She was a bank officer for Central Jersey Bank & Trust in Freehold for fifteen years before her retirement in...
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Marcos Rodriguez, Sr.

February 25, 1937 - September 22, 2013

Marcos Rodriguez, Sr. died with his family by his side on Sunday September 22, 2013 at his home in Monroe Twp. He was 76 years old. Mr. Rodriguez was born and raised in Guanica, Puerto Rico. He came to the US in 1957 and settled in Brooklyn. He has resided in Monroe Twp. since1999. He was a factory worker for Yoo-Hoo in Brooklyn and retired in 1987. He was an avid fisherman and especially...
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James R. McLaughlin, Sr.

October 15, 1932 - September 18, 2013

James R. McLaughlin, Sr. – Greenbrier at Whittingham - Monroe Twp., NJ James R. McLaughlin, Sr., 80, died on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at the Elms of Cranbury with his family by his side. James was born in Woburn, MA; he resided in Brooklyn, NY and Old Bridge, NJ before moving to Greenbrier at Whittingham - Monroe Twp., NJ eighteen years ago. James was employed by Conrail as a...
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Robert H. Diblin

March 13, 1925 - September 18, 2013


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Joseph Citro

June 14, 1938 - September 12, 2013

Mr. Joseph Citro died Thursday September 12th at St. Peter's University Medical Center, New Brunswick. He was 75 years old. Born in Jersey City, was a graduate of Snyder HS, and lived there before moving to Spotswood in 1971. During a 50 + year career in the construction business, he was involved in various specific areas of the trade, and since 1991 owned and operated the Accent Kitchens and...
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Donna Michele Rittler

June 18, 1965 - September 12, 2013

Donna Michele Rittler – Monroe Township, NJ Donna Michele Rittler, 48, died at her residence on Thursday September 12, 2013 with her family by her side. Donna was born in Summit, NJ; she resided in North Plainfield, NJ and California before making Monroe Twp. her home thirteen years ago. Donna graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She was a...
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Henry C. Perotti

March 29, 1927 - September 10, 2013

Henry C. Perotti died on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at The Elms of Cranbury. He was 86 years old. Mr. Perotti was born and raised in Brooklyn. He later lived in Queens for 29 years before moving to Greenbriar @ Whittingham in 1993. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a member, and flag bearer, of American Legion Star Post 522, Monroe Twp. He was an owner and cabinet maker for...
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Tadeusz W. Stachowiak

July 31, 1926 - September 7, 2013

Tadeusz W. Stachowiak – Monroe Twp., NJ Tadeusz W. Stachowiak, 87, passed on peacefully on Saturday September 7, 2013 at his residence in Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. NJ. Tadeusz was born in Torun and raised in Warsaw, Poland. He lived in Ghana, Africa before moving to the United States in 1968. While in the United States, Tadeusz, resided in Jersey City and Old Bridge before making Monroe...
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James D. Kelly

January 27, 1932 - September 6, 2013

On Sept. 6, 2013, James D. Kelly, surrounded by his loving family, passed away after a brief illness. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, 205 Rhode Hall Rd., Monroe Township, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at St. James the Less R.C. Church, 36 Lincoln Ave., Jamesburg, N...
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Robert L. DePalma

September 21, 1943 - September 4, 2013

Robert L. DePalma – Monroe Township, NJ Robert L. DePalma, 69, died on September 4, 2013 at the Jersey Shore Medical Center. Robert was born in Hoboken, NJ and resided in Old Bridge before moving to Monroe Twp. in 1978. Robert was a member of the Raritan Road Runner M.C., the Blackhawks and a regular patron at the Cambridge Inn. He proudly served in the Army Reserves, was a...
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Irma M. Linke

August 28, 1934 - August 30, 2013

Irma M. (Wilson) Linke, 79, died on Friday August 30, 2013. Affectionately known as 'Gram' to everyone, she was born and raised in North Brunswick. She lived in Jamesburg for many years before moving to Monroe Twp. in 1979. She was a bank teller for Central Jersey Savings Bank in Jamesburg, and later was a stockwoman for NJE in Dayton. She was a past-president and life member of the Jamesburg...
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Joseph D. Isola

January 14, 1931 - August 25, 2013

Joseph D. Isola died on Sunday August 25, 2013 at Harbor Chase of Venice, Venice, FL. He was 82 years old. Mr. Isola was born in Brooklyn and formerly resided in Rossmoor, Monroe Twp. He was a book editor for Paulus Press in Mahwah for many years before his retirement. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Spotswood. He is survived by several cousins. Funeral services...
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Sebastian Ben Fortunato

June 9, 1930 - August 24, 2013

Sebastian Ben Fortunato died on Saturday August 24, 2013. He was 83 years old. Mr. Fortunato was born and raised in Montclair and lived in that area until moving to Point Pleasant in 1986 and finally to Millstone Twp. in 2011. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the 3rd Infantry Presidential Honor Guard 'The Old Guard' in Washington D.C. He had a lifelong...
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Inaki Bastarrika

July 25, 1934 - August 24, 2013

Iñaki Bastarrika, 79, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on August 24, 2013, in his home in Dayton, NJ. Iñaki was born in Ibarra, Basque Country, Spain on July 25, 1934 to Jose Mari Bastarrika and Manoli Areizaga. He is survived by Ruth Noemi Falco, his devoted wife of 42 years, children Gloria and partner Cheryl, Vivian, Amaya and husband Brett, Jose and wife Jill,...
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Joseph Colaco

May 23, 1954 - August 23, 2013

Joseph Colaco died on Friday August 23, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 59 years old. Mr. Colaco was born and raised in Mangalore, India. He came to the US in 1980 and settled in Flushing, Queens, NY. He later lived in Parlin before moving to South Brunswick in 1984 and finally to Monroe Twp. in 2005. He was currently employed as the vice president of...
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Louis T. DeMarco

March 23, 1941 - August 21, 2013

Louis T. DeMarco – Monroe Township, NJ Louis T. DeMarco, 72, died at his residence on Wednesday August 21, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Louis was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. He attended Tottenville High School and resided on Staten Island for most of his life before moving to Monroe Twp., NJ 42 years ago. Louis was employed by the NYC Department of Sanitation for...
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Jean Ruckdeschel

January 24, 1928 - August 20, 2013

A feisty and good-hearted person, Jean Ruckdeschel, also known as Mom, Grandma, and affectionately as GG to her great grandchildren passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 20, 2013. Jean was born in New York City and resided in Northport, LI, Old Bridge, NJ and Matawan, NJ before moving to East Brunswick, NJ. For many years, Jean was very active in the United States Power Squadron, an...
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Evelyn Gleadall

August 6, 1946 - August 16, 2013

Gleadall, Evelyn C., age 67 of Wilsonville, passed away on August 16, 2013. A memorial gathering will be 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc. 205 Rhode Hall Rd. Monroe Twp., NJ 08831, 732-521-0555. Evelyn was retired in 1998 from The Casablanca Group, where she was employed as purchasing manager. She held many managing positions in the New...
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Rosario M. Mistretta

September 21, 1919 - August 11, 2013

Rosario M. Mistretta – Monroe Twp., NJ, Formerly of Palm Harbor, Florida. Rosario M. Mistretta, 93, died on Sunday August 11, 2013 at Monroe Village. Rosario was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Palm Harbor, Florida since early 2002 before moving to Monroe Twp., in 2013. Rosario received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College. He was...
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Louise A. Alaimo

April 20, 1918 - August 8, 2013

Mrs. Louise A. Alaimo died on Thursday August 8, 2013 at Brandywine Senior Living in Princeton. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Alaimo was born and raised in Brooklyn. She later lived in Randolph, NJ, and Skillman, NJ before moving to Brandywine Senior Living in Princeton. She was a seamstress for the ILGWU. She was pre-deceased by her husband Angelo in 2008. She is survived by two daughters,...
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Louis A. Ciccone

June 13, 1918 - August 4, 2013

Louis A. Ciccone – Monroe Twp., NJ Louis A. Ciccone, 95, died at his residence in Rossmoor, Monroe Twp., NJ on August 4, 2013. Louis was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY; he resided in New Milford, NJ, Fort Worth, TX and then made Rossmoor, Monroe Twp., NJ his home 18 years ago. Louis was a member of the Bocce Club and Italian American Club of Rossmoor. He was an avid Yankee fan and...
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Erika Heavey

October 14, 1927 - July 30, 2013

Staten Island Mrs. Erika (Brau) Heavey died Tuesday July 30th at St. Peter's University Medical Center, New Brunswick. She was 85 years old. Born in Bremen, Germany, she came to the US as a child and lived most of her life in Brooklyn, before moving to Staten Island. She was an administrative secretary at Chase Manhattan Bank headquarters in New York City for 25 years, retiring in 1982. ...
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Anna Malizia

November 24, 1914 - July 30, 2013

Anna (Zarrello) Malizia died on Tuesday July 30, 2013 at Princeton Care Center in Princeton Twp., NJ. She was 98 years old. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1989, and her daughter, Theresa Malizia in 1982. She is survived by her daughter, Maria Driscoll and her husband Robert of West Windsor, her sister, Louise Regina of Old Bridge, her granddaughter, Megan Driscoll and her...
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Louis Everett Miller

November 9, 1980 - July 28, 2013

Louis Everett Miller, 'Louie' was born November 9, 1980 in Staten Island, NY. Louie died unexpectedly on July 28, 2013. He was a resident of Naples, FL and worked in the restaurant industry. He loved sports and was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. Louie is survived by his mother and her husband, Michele and Leo Deutsch of Marco Island, FL, his sister, Laura Lynn Miller of Naples, FL, step-sisters...
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Louis A. Misciosia Mitchell

January 7, 1931 - July 26, 2013

Monroe Township, NJ Mr. Louis A. Miscioscia Mitchell died Friday July 26th at home. He was 82 years old. Born in Camden, he was a long time resident of Swedesboro until moving to Monroe Township. After serving in the US Army, and graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia in both the undergraduate and pharmacy programs, he owned and operated White's Pharmacy in Swedesboro and West Main...
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Frances V. Cunha

April 12, 1923 - July 22, 2013

Frances V. (Klaus) Cunha died on Monday July 22, 2013 at Chelsea East Brunswick Country Cottage. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Cunha was born and raised in Newark. She lived in Carteret for 45 years before moving to East Brunswick in 1997. She was a Supervising Library Assistant for Carteret Public Library for 35 years before her retirement in 1992. She was an avid bowler and was active in her...
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Philip H. Jones

March 3, 1924 - July 11, 2013

Mr. Philip H. Jones died Thursday July 11th at the Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 89 years old. Born in Latrobe, PA, he lived in Jamesburg for 59 years. After graduating from St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, he began a teaching career for the NJ Department of Corrections, first at the State Home for Boys in Monroe Township for 13 years, then at the Garden State Youth...
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Frank Falcone

February 3, 1926 - July 11, 2013

Frank Falcone died Thursday July 11th at home. He was 87 years old. Born in Brindisi, Italy, he lived in Brooklyn for 43 years, then in Staten Island before moving to Covered Bridge in Manalapan in 2005. He graduated from college in Italy and was pursuing ordination to the preisthood, when he came to the US. His life's direction changed when he met and married the love of his life, Gussie...
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Jessie Gutkowski

October 13, 1919 - July 10, 2013

Jessie Gutkowski died Wednesday July 10th at the Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. She was 93 years old. Born in Newark, she lived in Sayreville for 56 years. moving to Rossmoor in Monroe Township in 1982. She was an office supervisor at Hercules Inc. in Parlin for 40 years retiring in 1983. While in Rossmoor, she was active with the Bowling and Shuffleboard Leagues. She was a...
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Jeanette L. Behrend

August 16, 1921 - July 5, 2013


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John B. Ivan, Jr.

April 9, 1939 - July 2, 2013

Mr. John B. Ivan, Jr. entered into eternal rest on July 2, 2013 while surrounded by his family at his home in Rossmoor, Monroe Twp. John was born and raised in Fords, NJ to the late John B., Sr. and Helen (Winkler) Ivan. A graduate of Woodbridge High School, he attended Newark College of Engineering. John proudly served his country in the US Army Military Police Unit until his honorable...
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Richard J. Cassidy

November 13, 1933 - June 24, 2013

Richard J. Cassidy – Monroe Twp., NJ Richard J. Cassidy, 79, died at his home on June 24, 2013. Richard was born in Brooklyn, NY, where he resided until 1972 when he moved to New Jersey where he settled in the East Windsor area before moving to Clearbrook – Monroe Twp., 13 years ago. Richard received his Bachelors' Degree in business from St. Francis College, Class of 1960. He...
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Robert N. Gilliland

November 19, 1932 - June 22, 2013

Robert N. (Sonny Jim) Gilliland – Spotswood, NJ Robert N. (Sonny Jim) Gilliland, 80, died on June 22, 2013 at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. Robert was born and raised in Jamesburg, NJ and has resided in Spotswood since 2000. Robert was employed by Quaker Oats in New Brunswick for many years before working in the auto body industry for JP Motors in Jamesburg. He enjoyed horse...
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Elizabeth R. Minter

April 19, 1924 - June 13, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth R. 'Pudge' (Reighley) Minter died on Thursday June 13, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Care Center (Felician Sisters) in Lodi. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Minter was born in Wellsville, MO and has resided in Monroe Twp. for the past 38 years. She taught Church Music at Immaculate Conception School in Spotswood for 20 years. Over her career, she prepared hundreds of children for the...
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Frank Sapone, Jr.

July 15, 1965 - June 12, 2013

Frank Sapone, Jr. died on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at his home in Holiday City Berkeley in Toms River. He was 47 years old. Mr. Sapone, Jr. was born and raised in the Bronx. He has resided in Toms River since 1998. He was a NYC Parks and Recreation Laborer and upon moving to Toms River, he worked in the same capacity for the Twp. of Berkeley Department of Parks and Beaches. He was a sports...
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Linda Lau

March 15, 1941 - June 11, 2013


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Agnes R. Skeba

December 29, 1917 - June 10, 2013

Agnes R. (Woloszyn) Skeba – Monroe Twp., NJ Agnes R. (Woloszyn) Skeba died on Monday June 10, 2013 at St. Mary Medical Center in Longhorne, PA. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Skeba was born and raised in Philadelphia. She lived in Allentown for several years before moving to Monroe Twp. in the early 1940's. She had an over sixty year career as a registered nurse, beginning her career at St...
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Selvagene C. Saunders

August 10, 1940 - June 8, 2013

Selvagene C. Saunders - Monroe Township Selvagene C. Saunders died on Saturday June 8, 2013 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 72 years old. Selvagene was born and raised in the Little Helton Community of Ashe County, NC. She has made Monroe Township her home for the past 40 years. She was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Jamesburg. Selvagene is...
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George R. Ackerman, Jr.

May 6, 1947 - June 6, 2013

George R. Ackerman, Jr. – Whiting, formerly of Monroe Twp. George R. Ackerman, Jr. died on Thursday June 6, 2013 at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was 66 years old. Mr. Ackerman was born in Jersey City. He lived in Monroe Twp. for 38 years before moving to Whiting in 2004. He was a self-employed master carpenter and homebuilder for most of his career. ...
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Elizabeth G. Blatz

February 11, 1933 - May 30, 2013

Elizabeth G. Blatz, 80, died peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick on May 30. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the eldest daughter of Margaret and Benjamin Pfeffer and lived in Canarsie and St. Albans before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alan, who became an officer in the U.S. Navy. They lived in Florida, Kansas and Maine with three children during his tour of duty. They...
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Mary Heaney

August 11, 1931 - May 30, 2013

Mrs. Mary (Kopp) Heaney died on Thursday May 30, 2013 at her home in Dayton. She was 81 years old. Mrs. Heaney was born and raised in Brooklyn. She lived most of her life in Queens, NY before moving to the Four Seasons of Dayton, Dayton in 2004. She worked as a seamstress and dressmaker prior to raising her family as a homemaker. She loved her family, was a great friend to many, and was a...
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Pasquale N. Natale

October 4, 1916 - May 30, 2013

Pasquale N. Natale died on Thursday May 30, 2013 at Cranbury Center, Monroe Twp. He was 96 years old. Mr. Natale was born in NYC. He lived in Brooklyn and Staten Island before moving to Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. in 1993. He was a shoe salesman for many years in Staten Island and retired in 2002. He was a member of the Italian American Club of Clearbrook and was a parishioner of Nativity of Our...
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John Riordan

September 16, 1939 - May 28, 2013

Riordan, John J. on May 28, 2013 born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Cunningham). Loving father of Marie and her husband Robert Guerrero and Kelly and her husband Jason Nowak. Dear brother-in-law of Skip and Linda Cunningham, Marianne Collins, Bill Cunningham, Liz and George Cavanaugh, Ellen and Joseph Mauri, Thomas and Joanne Cunningham, Michael Cunningham,...
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Frances D. Daniel

January 30, 1928 - May 23, 2013

Frances D. Daniel – Monmouth Junction, NJ Frances D. Daniel, 85, died on May 23, 2013 at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – New Brunswick. Frances was born in the Bronx, NY and resided in Somerset and South Brunswick, NJ. Frances owned Tami Shops in East Brunswick and Rockaway NJ for ten years. She was a former bookkeeper of Johns Uniforms of Somerset. Frances was a...
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Raffaela J. Barone

September 29, 1917 - May 22, 2013

Raffaela J. (Sessa) Barone died on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at The Elms of Cranbury. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Barone was born and raised in Brooklyn. She lived in Staten Island for 14 years before moving to Rossmoor Monroe Twp. in 1978. She raised her family as a homemaker and was a member of Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, Monroe Twp., the Italian American Club of Rossmoor, and the Jamesburg...
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Anthony S. Santanelli

November 13, 1922 - May 20, 2013

Anthony S. Santanelli – Monroe Township, NJ Anthony S. Santanelli, 90, died on May 20, 2013 at the University Medical Center of Princeton – Plainsboro. Anthony was born in Long Branch, NJ; he resided in Oakhurst, NJ for most of his life before moving to Monroe Township 19 years ago. Anthony proudly served his country in the Army during WW II and later received his Master's...
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Clara L. McCabe

March 23, 1914 - May 17, 2013

Clara L. (Callahan) McCabe died on Friday May 17, 2013 at The Elms of Cranbury. She was 99 years old. Mrs. McCabe was born and raised in Rapid River, MI. She lived in several states across the east coast and has resided in Greenbriar @ Whittingham since 2004. She loved to read and play cards. She was a parishioner of St. James the Less RC Church, Jamesburg. She was pre-deceased by her...
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Catherine Mechkowski

December 15, 1933 - May 17, 2013

Catherine "Kay" (Holsten) Mechkowski – Helmetta, NJ formerly of Seaford, DE Catherine "Kay" Mechkowski, 79, died peacefully on (date) in Helmetta. Catherine was born in Union and was raised in South Brunswick. She later resided in Helmetta then Seaford, DE, then coming home to Helmetta in 2013. Kay was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and was a former member of the Marine Corp. Ladies...
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Adam P. Nadolny

February 18, 1941 - May 8, 2013

Adam P. Nadolny died on Wednesday May 8, 2013 at his home in Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. He was 72 years old. Mr. Nadolny was born and raised in Bayonne. He lived in Old Bridge for 25 years before moving to Indiana, PA in 1996. He has resided in Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. since 1999. He served in the US Army Reserves. He was a purchasing manager for Blonder-Tongue in Old Bridge and later worked in...
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Roger C. Ness

May 20, 1950 - May 2, 2013

Roger C. Ness died on Thursday May 2, 2013 at his home in Jamesburg. He was 62 years old. Mr. Ness was born and raised in York, PA. He lived in Detroit, MI, Syracuse, NY, and Baltimore, MD before moving to Jamesburg in 1993. He graduated from William Penn High School, class of 1968, and later attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He worked as a terminal manager and sales manager...
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Florence Mary Masterson

February 4, 1924 - April 28, 2013

Florence Mary Masterson – Monroe Township, NJ Florence Mary Masterson, 89, died peacefully on Sunday April 28, 2013 with her family by her side at her residence in Monroe Twp., NJ. Florence was born in Newark, NJ on February 4, 1924; she resided in Elizabeth and Sayreville for most of her life and for the past twenty five years has made Barnegat, NJ her home and most recently Monroe Twp...
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Carol E. Dooley

November 7, 1942 - April 27, 2013


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Richard James Crawford

October 1, 1928 - April 25, 2013


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Julia Sabat

August 25, 1923 - April 21, 2013

Julia (Kattan) Sabat died on Sunday April 21, 2013 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Sabat was born in San Clemente, Chile and lived most of her life in Santiago, Chile. She came to the US in 1981 and settled in Nassau Co., LI, NY. She has resided in central New Jersey for many years, most recently in Monroe Twp., where she has lived since 2009. She was a...
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Louisa Smeraglia

October 13, 1942 - April 19, 2013

Louisa Smerglia has chosen to return home to her mom. Born the daughter of farmer's, Louisa immigrated to America from the town of Castel Baronia in the providence of Avelino. Seven years later, she met and married the man of her dreams, Giuseppe Smeraglia. Together their love inspired the four great creations of their life; Vincenzo, John, Giuseppina, and Michele who embody all the...
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Jeanne K. Lamie

January 8, 1929 - April 18, 2013

Jeanne K. Lamie, 84, died on April 18, 2013 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Jeanne was born in Jersey City, NJ. She was a long time resident of the Princeton and Pennington area prior to moving to Rossmoor, Monroe Twp., in 2005. Jeanne volunteered her time at SAVE – a friend to homeless animals in the Princeton area and at Princeton Healthcare. Jeanne is...
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Stella C. Ostaszewski

January 19, 1925 - April 7, 2013

Stella Catherine Kowalski Ostaszewski entered this world on January 19, 1925 to Stanley and Pauline Kowalski. She was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey with her brothers Charles and Frank, and sisters Sophie and Regina. On October 28, 1944 she became the wartime bride of Henry Ostaszewski. Stella and Henry raised their two children, Henry and Jean, in Emerson, New Jersey. After 35 years, she...
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Barbara G. Lubertazzi

September 22, 1937 - April 6, 2013

Barbara G. (Lombardo) Lubertazzi died on Saturday April 6, 2013 at her home in Greenbriar @ Whittingham, Monroe Twp. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Lubertazzi was born in Newark and was raised in Nutley. She lived in Montville for 35 years before moving to Greenbriar @ Whittingham, Monroe Twp. in 1998. She was an elementary school teacher in the Parsippany School District for three years prior to...
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Michael T. Santarsiere

July 16, 1966 - April 4, 2013

Michael T. Santarsiere died on Thursday April 4, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 46 years old. Michael was born in the Bronx and was raised in Armonk, NY. He lived in Sayreville for six years before moving to Monroe Twp. in 2008. He was a 1988 graduate of Villanova University and received his MBA from Pace University. He was an internal auditor for...
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Stephanie M. Andretta

October 23, 1985 - April 2, 2013

Stephanie M. Andretta died on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at her home in Monroe Twp. She was 27 years old. Stephanie was born in Teaneck. She was raised in South Brunswick Twp. and most recently resided in Monroe Twp. She was a 2003 graduate of South Brunswick Twp. High School. Stephanie was an animal lover, a vivacious spirit with enchanting eyes and the brightest smile. Hollywood wrote her...
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John E. Smith

August 5, 1939 - April 1, 2013

Mr. John E. Smith died Monday April 1st at home. He was 73 years old. Born in New Brunswick, he lived most of his life in the Jamesburg/Monroe Township area. After receiving his BA and MA from Rutgers University in Business administration, he established the Benchmark Auto Service in Somerville, where he worked for over 15 years, retiring in 2008. In his spare time and in retirement, he enjoyed...
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Stanley M. Bystrek

May 12, 1928 - March 21, 2013

Stanley M. "Romeo" Bystrek died on Thursday March 21, 2013 at Merwick Care and Rehab Center in Plainsboro. He was 84 years old. Born in Helmetta, he was a long-time resident of Monroe Twp. He served in the US Navy. He was an ironworker for a local union in Perth Amboy and was also a Meadowlands Racetrack judge. He was an avid competitive shooter, and won many awards for his skill. He was a...
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Alfonso DiCaro

June 14, 1923 - March 14, 2013

Alfonso DiCaro, 89, died on March 14, 2013 at the Piedmont Medical Center – Rock Hill, SC. Alfonso was born in Tarrington, CT; he was raised in the Bronx, NY and later lived in Sayreville, NJ for 23 years. He has been a resident of Rock Hill, SC since 2005. Alfonso proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. He was an HVAC technician and worked for several different...
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Elvira Consalvo

March 11, 1937 - March 10, 2013

Elvira "Vera" (Cardito) Consalvo died on Sunday March 10, 2013 at the University MC of Princeton at Plainsboro. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Consalvo was born and raised in Brooklyn and lived there until moving to Greenbriar @ Whittingham, Monroe Twp., in 1994. She was a homemaker and was a parishioner of Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, Monroe Twp. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in...
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Mary Rose Magnacavallo

April 8, 1916 - March 3, 2013

Mary Rose Magnacavallo, 96, died on Sunday March 3, 2013 at the Southern Ocean County Medical Center – Manahawkin, NJ. Mary was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Brooklyn, NY for over 50 years; she then resided in Franklin Park and Tuckerton, NJ. Mary loved to cook and her specialty was carrot cake. She was also a member of the Rosary Society – St Mary's Roman Catholic Church ...
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Charles E. Genther

January 16, 1937 - February 27, 2013


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Joan M. Roshak

June 1, 1933 - February 26, 2013

Joan M. (Bobrowski) Roshak died on Tuesday February 26, 2013 at The Elms of Cranbury. She was 79 years old. Mrs. Roshak was born and raised in Dickson City, PA. She lived in North Brunswick for 42 years before moving to Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. in 2002. She was a sales clerk for Sears in New Brunswick for 25 years before her retirement in 1995. She was a member of the Italian American Club,...
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Gabor J. Salamon

July 22, 1978 - February 24, 2013

Gabor J. Salamon – North Brunswick, NJ Gabor J. Salamon, 34, died at his residence on February 24, 2013. Gabor was born in Sarvar, Hungary. At the age of four he came to the United States; he resided in Monroe Twp. for most of his life, before moving to North Brunswick. Gabor was a graduate of Monroe Twp. High School – Class of 1997. He was employed by Joesal Construction Group...
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Josef Stampfel

February 4, 1918 - February 20, 2013

Josef Stampfel died on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at the Chapin Hill Nursing & Rehab Center in Red Bank, NJ. He was 95 years old. He is survived by many extended family members. A memorial Mass will be Monday February 25, 2013 at 10:30am at St. James the Less RC Church 36 Lincoln Ave. Jamesburg, NJ 08831 followed by Interment of his cremated remains at St. James the Less RC Church Parish...
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William P. Carrino

November 29, 1917 - February 16, 2013

William P. Carrino – Kendall Park, NJ William P. Carrino, 95, died at his residence on February 16, 2013. William was born in Brooklyn, NY, where he resided for all of his life prior to moving to Kendall Park, NJ in 2000. William was employed by the New York City Transit Authority, for 35 years, as a bus driver and was later promoted to dispatcher, retiring in 1972. After his...
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Hugh P. Walsh

April 17, 1939 - February 15, 2013

Hugh Paul Walsh April 17, 1939-February 15, 2013 Hugh Paul Walsh, retired teacher, coach, and athletic director, 73, of Old Bridge, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 15, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Hugh Walsh, son Joseph and Margaret (nee McHugh) Walsh, was born in Dunmore, PA on April 17, 1939. One of seven children, he was raised in West Pittston, PA. He...
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Hortense R. Rosenberg

February 21, 1922 - February 12, 2013

Hortense R. Rosenberg – Queens, NY Hortense R. Rosenberg, 90, died at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens on February 12, 2013. Hortense was born and raised in New York City, she then moved to Sunnyside Queens where she resided for the majority of her life. She worked with her late husband, as a concessions worker for Harry M. Stevens. She later worked for as an accounts receivable clerk,...
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Marcella F. Costanza

August 18, 1933 - February 7, 2013

Marcella F. (McCormack) Costanza died on Thursday February 7, 2013 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was 79 years old. Mrs. Costanza was born and raised in Brooklyn. She lived in Charlottesville, VA and Downingtown, PA before moving to Exton in 2011. She was a registered nurse and worked for several employers throughout her career. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Anthony...
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Constance A. Dunne

February 22, 1915 - February 6, 2013

Constance A. (Miritello) Dunne died on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at her home in Concordia, Monroe Twp. She was 97 years old. Mrs. Dunne was born in New York City. She was raised in Auburndale, LI, NY and lived in Brooklyn before moving to Rockville Center, LI. She later lived in Glen Cove, LI, NY for 32 years finally moving to Concordia, Monroe Twp. in 2006. She was a registered nurse and...
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Elizabeth J. Annich

June 23, 1915 - January 30, 2013

Elizabeth J. Annich NEWTOWN, PA - Elizabeth J. Annich, who dedicated her life to family, church and the teaching profession, passed away at her home in Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA, on Jan. 30, 2013. Born in Philadelphia on June 23, 1915, to Russell and Helen Johnson, Mrs. Annich was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, the Rev. Dr. Russell W. Annich. She is survived by her...
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Frederick M. Janiec

January 22, 1958 - January 28, 2013

Frederick M. Janiec died on Monday January 28, 2013. He was 55 years old. Mr. Janiec was born in Bayonne and was raised in Edison. He has resided in Bainbridge, PA for over 25 years. He graduated from Glassboro State College in 1976. He received many awards in track and cross country during high school and college. He was most proud of having completed the New York marathon. He was a...
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Sam S. Shahinian

August 1, 1926 - January 27, 2013

Mr. Sam S. Shahinian died Sunday Jan 27th at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge. He was 86 years old. Born in Carrollville, WI, he was raised in Racine WI and moved to Monroe Township in 1955. After receiving his BS in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, he began his career as a bio-chemist at E R Squibb in New Brunswick. With the help of his wife, he established the S & K Animal...
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Thomas R. Hussey

November 2, 1934 - January 27, 2013

Thomas R. Hussey died on Sunday January 27, 2013 at Cranbury Center, Monroe Twp. He was 78 years old. Mr. Hussey was born in Jersey City and was raised in Union. He lived in Queens, NY for over 20 years before returning to New Jersey. He lived in Rahway and South Amboy prior to moving to Monroe Twp. a short time ago. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany during his service. ...
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John Davide

December 15, 1953 - January 22, 2013

Mr. John Davide died suddenly on Tuesday Jan. 22nd at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 59 years old. Born in New York City, he lived in North Babylon, L.I., then the Dayton section of South Brunswick Twp. for 16 years, moving to Clearbrook in Monroe Twp. in 2008. His long career in automotive parts sales was highlighted by an over 35 year stay with American Racing...
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Florence G. Csik

September 27, 1928 - January 21, 2013

Mrs. Florence G. (Silakowski) Csik died Monday January 21st at home. She was 84 years old. Born in Perth Amboy, she lived there before moving to the Jamesburg and Monroe Township area where she lived for over 50 years. Recently she moved to Lawrence Township. After attending nursing school, she worked for several Middlesex County hospitals, and then in 1965 she established Pamid Haven Rest Home...
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William D. Flynn

November 22, 1935 - January 21, 2013

William D. Flynn died on Monday January 21, 2013 at his home in Encore, Monroe Twp. He was 77 years old. Mr. Flynn was born and raised in Manhattan. He lived in Queens for six years before moving to Staten Island, NY where he lived for 34 years. He has resided in Encore, Monroe Twp. since 2006. He was a supervisor for Keystone Electronics, Inc. in Queens for 34 years before his retirement in...
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Hon. Joseph E. Sadofski

October 25, 1935 - January 19, 2013

Hon, Joseph E. Sadofski, retired Superior Court Judge of New Jersey, died Saturday January 19th at home after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Wrightstown and Piscataway, moving to Monroe in 1988. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his JD from Georgetown Law, he began a private practice in New Brunswick, and for...
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Frank J. Iannazzone

October 2, 1927 - January 18, 2013

Mr. Frank J. Iannazzone died suddenly on January 18th at Robert Wood Johnson Uuniversity Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 85 years old. Born in Union City, he lived there for most of his life, moving to Jensen Beach, FL in 1996. He served in the US Navy fron 1944 until 1947, spending time aboard the destroyer USS Harold J. Ellison and then attended New York University in Manhattan on the GI...
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Unico D. Cerasoli

November 1, 1924 - January 13, 2013

Unico D. 'Red' Cerasoli died on Sunday January 13, 2013 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 88 years old. Mr. Cerasoli was born and raised in the Bronx and lived there for most of his life before moving to Clearbrook, Monroe Twp. in 2011. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was a draftsman for MLA Corporation in Pleasantville, NY until his retirement in...
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Sophie Yun Jiang

November 10, 1941 - January 9, 2013

Sophie Y. Jiang, 72, of Dayton, N.J., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at Kindred Hospital of Rahway, New Jersey. She was the beloved wife for 40 years of Ding J. Huang, devoted mother of two daughters, Ellen and Alice, adored grandmother of Lucy and Macy, cherished sister of four younger brothers, Youcai, Bin, Mitchell, and Youjie, and friend to countless extended...
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Andrea B. Wellet

December 8, 1939 - January 9, 2013

Andrea B. Wellet (nee Bellino)– Monroe Twp., NJ. Andrea B. Wellet, 73, died on January 9, 2013 at Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, NJ. Andrea was born on December 8, 1939 and was raised in Newark, NJ. She resided for most of her life in Monroe Twp. She was a graduate of Barringer High School in Newark and received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Montclair State...
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