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Marie Teresa Hamilton

March 19, 1918 - October 18, 2017

MARIE TERESA HAMILTON, 99, of Clifton died Wednesday. Born in Germany, Mrs. Hamilton came to the US at the age of 12, settling initially in Passaic before moving to Clifton in 1948. She had been a seamstress with Alex Gowns of Upper Montclair for many years. Mrs. Hamilton was predeceased by her husband, Albert A. Hamilton, Sr., in 1986. Survivors include: her son....
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Helen Michalov

July 5, 1924 - October 17, 2017

Helen (nee Kravec) Michalov, 93, of West Milford, formerly of Clifton passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Newark, Mrs. Michalov was raised there and Wallington. She resided in Clifton for most of her life before moving to West Milford. Before her retirement, Mrs. Michalov was employed with J.C. Penny Co. in Wayne. Previous employment was with ADP Co....
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Constance R. Genoni

August 30, 1913 - October 17, 2017


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Margot M. Segarra

February 2, 1949 - October 16, 2017


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Julius Leitner

April 12, 1932 - October 11, 2017

Julius Leitner, 85, of Clifton, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Born and raised in Gaas, Austria, Mr. Leitner came to the United States in 1956 and settled in Clifton. He was employed as a cabinet maker with Sommer Company in Carlstadt for many years and then Missbrenner Prints in Clifton, retiring in 1997. Mr. Leitner had been a faithful and active...
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Olga T. Fogaris

October 20, 1922 - October 10, 2017

Olga (nee Terembes) Fogaris, 94, of Hawthorne, formerly of Passaic, passed away on October 10, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Fogaris resided there all of her life before moving to Hawthorne. She retired from the Passaic Police Department where she served as the Secretary of the Chief of Police for 52 years. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ermene Pallantine...
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John Gregory Duch

July 8, 1960 - October 8, 2017


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Elsa Aguilera de Martell

February 2, 1935 - October 8, 2017


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Samuel Fred Jordan, Jr.

April 1, 1935 - October 4, 2017

SAMUEL FRED JORDAN, JR., 82, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, formerly of Paterson, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mr. Jordan resided there for most of his life before moving to Florida in 2001. He retired as an electrician with Tosone Electric Co. of Montclair. Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife or 59 years, the former...
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Mary L. Pullara

July 21, 1929 - October 4, 2017

Mary L. (nee Gianduso) Pullara, 88, of Little Falls died Wednesday. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mrs. Pullara resided in West Paterson before moving to Little Falls in 1954, where she resided ever since. She had been a telephone operator with New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. Mrs. Pullara was a former member of the Little Falls Historical Association, Holy Angels Rosary...
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Jeanne Mastronardi

August 26, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Jeanne (nee DeStefano) Mastronardi, 88, of Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. Born in Paterson, Mrs. Mastronardi resided in Hawthorne, NJ and then Orlando, FL for many years. More recently she has been living in the Sisco Village community in Wayne where she was very active with her friends. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Henry in 1998;...
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Susan M. Veteri

March 4, 1946 - October 2, 2017

SUSAN M. (nee Canova) VETERI, 71, of LITTLE FALLS died Monday at home as she received the loving care of her family. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mrs. Veteri resided in Little Falls her entire life. For the last 20 years, she was employed by the Whitmore Insurance Agency of Fairfield, NJ. She was a graduate of the Passaic Valley High School, Class of 1964 and then graduated...
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Erna E. Webster

September 7, 1920 - September 28, 2017

Erna E. (nee Bernardy) Webster, 97, of Little Falls died Thursday. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mrs. Webster resided in Totowa before moving to Little Falls in 1939 where she resided since. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley Webster, in 2003. Survivors include: her son, Kenneth Webster and his wife, Shirley of Little Falls; her two daughters, Patricia Baker...
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Albert S. Lomauro

February 20, 1946 - September 27, 2017

Albert S. Lomauro, 71, of Clifton, passed away on September 27, 2017. Born in Passaic, Albert was a lifelong resident of Clifton. Prior to retiring, he had been employed as a mason and bricklayer with R. Lomauro and Sons in Passaic. Albert was musically inclined and loved to play the harmonica. He also loved Classic Rock and was an avid fan of Journey. Albert was a...
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Eleanore E. Kellenberger

November 18, 1917 - September 21, 2017


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William F. Kohlman

April 7, 1941 - September 20, 2017


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Lillian Carroll Durso

May 4, 1930 - September 19, 2017

Lillian Durso- passed away on September 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Peter. Devoted mother of Susan Bauman, mother-in-law of Steven Bauman, and loving grandmother of Douglas Robert Bauman. Daughter of the late Mayme and Henry Carroll. She was born and raised in Richmound Hill, Long Island, and resided most of her adult life on Long Island, N.Y. In her later years, her...
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Arthur Goring

September 21, 1950 - September 19, 2017

Arthur Goring, 66, of Little Falls died Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mr. Goring resided in Malone, New York for about ten years before returning to Little Falls, New Jersey. He had been a self employed carpenter who loved to fish. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Ann (nee Stub) Goring. Survivors include: his two...
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Nancy L. Reznick

May 16, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Nancy L. (nee Fili) Reznick, 88, of Clifton, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born and raised in Passaic, Mrs. Reznick was a graduate of Passaic High School and also earned an Associate’s Degree in accounting from Felician College in Lodi. Mrs. Reznick resided in Clifton since 1966. She has been employed with Michael A. Hessberg, Inc. of Passaic as...
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Thomas J. Cappella, Jr.

November 9, 1973 - September 13, 2017

Thomas J. Cappella, Jr., 43, of Fair Lawn, passed away on September 13, 2017. Born in Jersey City, Mr. Cappella was raised in Bayonne and had lived in Union City and Hawthorne before moving to Fair Lawn four years ago. He was the Proprietor of Hudson Plumbing, based out of Hawthorne and was a parishioner of St. Anne RC Church in Fair Lawn. Mr. Cappella was...
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Denise M. Magaster

June 2, 1959 - September 13, 2017

Denise M. (nee Hodge) Magaster, 58, of Clifton, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ, Denise was raised in Sinking Springs, PA. She then resided in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Clifton. Denise was employed as a production manager in the Garment District for many years. More recently, she was employed with Pan Graphics in...
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Esther M. Meder

May 1, 1923 - September 11, 2017

ESTHER M. (nee Witmer) MEDER, 94, of Little Falls died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Born in Pottsville, Pa., Mrs. Meder resided in Little Falls since 1955. She had been a Customer Service Representative for Williamson Co., formerly of Caldwell, NJ. Mrs. Meder was a member of the Little Falls United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Unity Circle as well as...
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Marion Biondi-Martin

November 19, 1932 - September 11, 2017

Marion (nee Colvin) Biondi-Martin, 84, of Clifton passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017. Born and raised in Clifton, Mrs. Biondi-Martin remained there for the duration of her life. She worked as the rental manager for the Richfield Apartments in Clifton for 25 years before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton where she was a...
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Frances Marie Gregory

October 7, 1927 - September 9, 2017

GREGORY - Frances Marie (nee Bryk) Gregory, 89, of Wayne, formerly of Clifton, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017. Born in Dupont, PA, Mrs. Gregory graduated from Dupont High School and moved to New York City where she worked as a secretary for National Dairy. Mrs. Gregory moved to Clifton in 1967 and lived there before moving to Wayne in 2006. Before...
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Barbara Emily Lancer

May 25, 1942 - September 8, 2017

Lancer- Barbara Emily (nee Dominick), 75, of Saddle Brook passed away on September 8, 2017. Born in Hackensack, Ms. Lancer was raised in Garfield, where she lived for most her life before moving to Saddle Brook 25 years ago. Prior to retiring Ms. Lancer was employed as a home care coordinator with Accredited Health Services. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in...
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Maria Radecka

July 11, 1932 - September 8, 2017

Maria (nee Glodava) Radecka, 85, of Passaic died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Born in Lapsze Nizne, Poland, Mrs. Radecka came to the United States in January of 1969 at the age of 37 seeking a better life for her children. Since coming to the United States, she resided in Passaic. She retired as a housekeeper with the former Passaic General Hospital in Passaic....
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Dolores A. Dubravsky

February 25, 1946 - September 6, 2017


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Theresa A. Hagen

June 15, 1940 - September 4, 2017

Hagen- Theresa A. (nee Kurtz), 77, of Clifton passed away on September 4, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Hagen was a lifelong resident of Clifton. Prior to retiring she was employed as a waitress at Molly’s Diner, formerly of Clifton. Mrs. Hagen was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, as well as St. Andrew the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton. She was...
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Helen V. Hnatyko

July 17, 1920 - August 31, 2017

HNATYKO - Helen V. (nee Vengrin), 97, of Clifton passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017. Born and raised in Clifton, Mrs. Hnatyko was a lifelong resident of the city. Prior to retiring, she had been employed as a bank teller for over fifteen years. She was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Passaic and was a founding member of the Ladies...
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Olga Materazzi

June 26, 1924 - August 30, 2017

MATERAZZI - Olga (nee Migneco), 93, of Woodland Park passed away peacefully on August 30, 2017 with her family at her side. Born and raised in Italy, Mrs. Materazzi came to the United States at age 23 and settled in Paterson, living there and in Hawthorne before moving to Woodland Park eight years ago. Prior to retiring, she had been employed as a seamstress for many...
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Joseph S. Glodava

August 14, 1928 - August 27, 2017

JOSEPH S. GLODAVA, 89, of SADDLE BROOK died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at home. Born in Nizne Lapse, Poland, Mr. Glodava came to the United States in 1932 settling first in Clifton before moving to Saddle Brook sixty years ago. He retired as a Chemical Operator with Givaudan Co. of Clifton. Mr. Glodava was a veteran of the United States Army stationed in Germany during the...
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Anna Treuer

February 12, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Anna (nee Wdowiak) Treuer, 90, of Clifton, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017. Born and raised in Garfield, Mrs. Treuer resided in Clifton for most of her life. She had been an active parishioner at St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton for 48 years. Mrs. Treuer was a member of the St. Philip’s Prime Timers where she enjoyed time with her friends....
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Abundio Gonzales Alburo

August 26, 1948 - August 26, 2017

Abundio "Bonnie" Gonzales Alburo, 69, of Clifton passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Born in Surigao del Norte, Philippines, he traveled all over the world as a seaman prior to settling in the U.S. after 1985. Bonnie lived in Paterson for 15 years before moving to Clifton in 1998. He was owner and operator of D’Alburo’s Luncheonette on Main St. in...
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Anna Farkas

February 15, 1928 - August 25, 2017

Anna (nee Kovach) Farkas, 89, of Cedar Grove passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017. Born in Budapest, Hungary she came to the United States in 1969 settling first in Passaic and then moving to Cedar Grove. Anna was a nursing technician at the former Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic before her retirement. She was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s R.C. Church&...
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Joseph Klucsarics

September 27, 1929 - August 24, 2017


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Marianne Jordan

November 22, 1926 - August 24, 2017

Marianne (nee Oles) Jordan, 90, of Clifton, passed away on August 24, 2017. Born in Olyphant, PA, Mrs. Jordan resided in Clifton for over 50 years. She worked alongside her family as the Office Manager for the family business, All Service, located in Pompton Plains. Mrs. Jordan was a faithful parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, Clifton where...
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John McGowan

February 19, 1923 - August 22, 2017


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Thomas L. McGauley

November 23, 1918 - August 20, 2017

Thomas L. McGauley, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 20, 2017. Born November 23, 1918 in Providence, RI to Thomas & Florence Mills McGauley. He attended Brown University and graduated Providence College in 1940. Thomas served in Patton’s Army and in Normandy. He had a 30-plus year career on Wall Street. He was married for 65 years to his love, Rita Daly....
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Gerard George Pierro

December 3, 1957 - August 18, 2017

GERARD GEORGE PIERRO, 59, of Wayne died Friday, August 18, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Pierro was raised in Rochelle Park, NJ and resided in Wayne, NJ for the lat eighteen years. He recently retired from Verizon Co. of New York NY after 28 years of employment. Mr. Pierro was a Veteran of the United States Navy and had his own online radio station called...
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Paul J. Finley

August 30, 1958 - August 16, 2017

Paul J. Finley, 58, of Clifton, passed away on August 16, 2017. Born in Paterson, Paul resided in Clifton and Ringwood for most of his life. He had been employed with Johnson Scale Co. of Fairfield for 20 years. Paul was predeceased by his father, John W. Finley in 2016; two brothers, John W. Finley and Michael E. Finley; and one brother-in-law, Lawrence Galanti...
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Michael T. Quinn

April 1, 1959 - August 16, 2017

MICHAEL T. QUINN, 58, of LITTLE FALLS died Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mr. Quinn resided in West Paterson for most of his life, moving to Little Falls almost three years ago. He was a retired roofer with Composition Roofers Local #10 of Haledon, NJ. Mr. Quinn enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles, traits that he inherited from his...
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Michael Paul Albanese

August 20, 1981 - August 15, 2017


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Frank G. Habruner

February 7, 1934 - August 15, 2017

Frank G. Habruner, 83, of Bordentown, NJ formerly of Little Falls, NJ died Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Born in Totowa, NJ, Mr. Habruner resided in Little Falls for many years before retiring to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1992. He resided there until returning to New Jersey last year. Mr. Habruner retired as a Trust Officer with Hudson United Bank. He was a...
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Judith M. Kuda

November 10, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Judith M. (nee Walesch) Kuda, 72, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Sunday , August 13, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Kuda lived in Paterson, North Haledon and Wyckoff before moving to Williamsburg, VA in 2004. She was employed as a sales associate with Yankee Candle in Williamsburg. Previously Mrs. Kuda worked as a hostess at Fords Colony Country Club in...
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Josephine Bisceglie

May 4, 1925 - August 13, 2017

Josephine (nee DiChiaro) Bisceglie, 92, of Clifton, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Mrs. Bisceglie was raised in Lodi and then resided in Clifton for 55 years. More recently she has been living in Gladstone. Mrs. Bisceglie was a former real estate agent with the Ann Smith Agency in Clifton and was a former member of the Montclair Women’s Club. She was...
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Dominick DiPaolo

November 12, 1960 - August 12, 2017


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Alan Kroner

April 15, 1952 - August 12, 2017


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George H. Werdann

January 12, 1930 - August 8, 2017

Werdann - George H., 87, of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at home. Born and raised in Belleville, Mr. Werdann resided in Bloomfield for before moving to Clifton 54 years ago. Before his retirement, he was employed as a machinist with Grobet File Co. of Carlstadt. Mr. Werdann was a parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton. He...
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Joan T. Bloetjes

October 22, 1932 - August 8, 2017


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Anthony W. Sacco

February 3, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Anthony W. Sacco, 86, of Clifton died Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mr. Sacco resided in Clifton for the last 48 years. He retired as an Electronics Assembler with Western Electric Co. of Kearny. He was a former member of Benevolent Protective Order of Elks #2424 of Elmwood Park. Mr. Sacco was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, the former...
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William Livingstone

August 17, 1932 - August 5, 2017

WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE, 84, of Riverdale died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Overlook Medical Center, Summit. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mr. Livingstone resided in Little Falls from 1968 until 2005 when he moved to Riverdale. He retired as a Custodian with the Totowa Board of Education. Mr. Livingstone attended Second Reformed Church of Little Falls and was a former...
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Joan R. Lanza

May 5, 1937 - August 5, 2017

JOAN R. (nee KLESITZ) LANZA, 80, of Lodi died Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Mrs. Lanza resided in Lodi for most of her life. During her lifetime she had been employed at Federal Sweets, formerly of Clifton, as well as an aide at Saddle Brook Convalescent Center in Saddle Brook. She also worked as a school aide at the Hilltop School in Lodi...
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Violet Christina Klemens

March 19, 1929 - August 4, 2017

Violet Christina (nee Blazo) Klemens, 88, of Wayne, formerly of Clifton, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017. Born in Jersey City, Mrs. Klemens lived in Clifton from 1985 until 2005 when she moved to Wayne. She had been employed for the Home Insurance Co. of New York and Harvard Industries of Union before working for Salvatore Gengaro, M.D. of Wayne until...
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Roger H. Ross

November 2, 1932 - August 2, 2017

Roger H. Ross, 84, of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Oakland, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2017. Born in Paterson, Mr. Ross was raised in Haledon and had lived in Oakland for many years before moving to Spring Hill, FL in 1993. Prior to retirement, he had been employed with the Ford Motor Co. in Mahwah for twenty-five years. He was a proud Veteran of the...
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Joseph J. Hopper

March 10, 1959 - August 2, 2017

Joseph J. Hopper, Jr., 58, of Secaucus passed away peacefully on August 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Paterson, Mr. Hopper was raised in Clifton and had lived in Secaucus for thirty years. He was employed as a Pipefitter with Pipefitters Local 274, Parsippany for over thirty-five years and was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Clifton. Mr....
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James A. Venezia

June 11, 1960 - July 30, 2017

JAMES VENEZIA, 57, of Totowa died Sunday, July 30, 2017. Born in Paterson, Mr. Venezia was a lifelong resident of Totowa. He was a distributor for Kraft Foods of Nyack, New York. Previous employment was with Maiers Bakery Products of Fairfield, NJ Mr. Venezia was a musician and enjoyed playing the drums. He was predeceased by his parents, Salvatore and Theresa ...
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Douglas E. Jaeger

March 12, 1943 - July 29, 2017

Douglas E. Jaeger, 74, of Rockaway, formerly of Fairfield, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Born in Glen Ridge, Mr. Jaeger was raised in Bloomfield where he resided for many years. Mr. Jaeger lived in Fairfield for 34 years before moving to Rockaway two years ago. Before his retirement, he was employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark...
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Helen Mary Pelczar

April 16, 1921 - July 26, 2017

Helen Mary (nee Arvay) Pelczar, 96, of Gillette, formerly of Clifton, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Pelczar resided in Clifton for most of her life and more recently had been living in Gillette with her daughter. She was a very active parishioner of both St. Michael Cathedral in Passaic as well as St. Michael’s Chapel in Woodland...
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James Normoyle

November 11, 1945 - July 25, 2017


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Isabel Malave

January 15, 1945 - July 20, 2017

Isabel (nee Rivera) Malave, 72, of Clifton passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017. Born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Mrs. Malave was raised there before moving to Paterson at age thirteen and then lived there until fifteen years ago when she moved to Clifton. She was a homemaker and had been a home health aide. Mrs. Malave was predeceased by her beloved husband, Pablo Malave&...
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Eileen M. Jones

May 26, 1958 - July 16, 2017

Eileen M. (nee Reitz) Jones, 59, of Brick died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at home. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she came to the United States in 1968 settling in Wanaque where she resided for 25 years. Most recently, she was residing in Brick, New Jersey. Mrs. Jones enjoyed a lengthy, distinguished career as a Customer Service Executive. She was a member of Wanaque...
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James Corsi

December 6, 1924 - July 16, 2017

James “Jimmy” Corsi, 92, of Berkeley Township passed away July 16, 2017 after a brief illness. James was born in Bloomfield and grew up in the Silver Lake section of Belleville. He resided in Clifton for 60 years before retiring to Toms River. He was a veteran of World War II serving in North Africa, Italy and France. After the war, James joined his father,...
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Ruth V. DeHaan

September 22, 1926 - July 15, 2017

Ruth V. (nee Mateer) DeHaan, 90, of Totowa passed away peacefully Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Wayne she resided in Totowa since 1947. Mrs. DeHaan worked as a ticket marker at Retail Marketing, Edison, NJ and was also a food demonstration person for Pathmark, Woodland Park for many years before retiring in 1995. She also was a former member of Grace Fellowship...
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Henry Maximiliano Ventura

August 1, 1977 - July 13, 2017

VENTURA - Henry Maximiliano, 39, of Clifton, passed away on July 13, 2017. Born in Dominican Republic, Henry came to the United States with his family at the age of four. They settled in Hoboken where he resided until 2006 when he moved to Clifton. Henry was a 1995 graduate of Hoboken High School was a proud member of the Red Wings football team. Henry was employed as a...
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John Fanale

January 23, 1931 - July 13, 2017

John Fanale, 86, of Bloomfield passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 with his family by his side. Born in Hackensack, Mr. Fanale resided in Bloomfield for sixty-one years. John was a Mechanic and Supervisor at S.B. Thomas, Totowa for many years before retiring. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church in Bloomfield and was a Veteran of the United States...
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Joseph F. Lewandowski

July 4, 1925 - July 12, 2017

Joseph F. Lewandowski, 92, of Clifton died Wednesday Evening, July 12, 2017. Born in Wloclawek, Poland, Mr. Lewandowski became a naturalize United States citizen in 1955. He retired as an Electronics Assembler with Howe Richardson Scale of Clifton. Mr. Lewandowski was a veteran of the Polish Army during World War II serving in the Brygada Swietokrzyska. In the United...
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Edith M. Szabanos

July 10, 1927 - July 10, 2017

Edith M. (nee Kraiger) Szabanos, 90, of Howell, NJ formerly of Clifton passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Born in Paterson she resided in Clifton until moving to South Carolina in 2000. In 2015 she moved to Howell, NJ. Edith was a sewing machine operator for Saltz & Sons, Wallington retiring in 1989, previously she was employed at NJ Sports Wear, Passaic for...
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Rocco J. Marchegiani

June 10, 1926 - July 6, 2017

Rocco J. Marchegiani, 91, of Clifton, passed away on July 6, 2017. Born in Garfield, Mr. Marchegiani resided in Clifton for over 60 years. Before retirement, he was employed with Baskinger’s Liquor Store. Previous employment for 38 years was with Jerald D. Lacy Co. of Paterson. Mr. Marchegiani was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army having served honorably during...
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Charles Jude Scancarello

January 24, 1975 - July 3, 2017


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Richard M. Bezeg

June 19, 1953 - July 3, 2017


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Marie Roseberry

February 22, 1925 - July 2, 2017

Marie (nee Costello) Roseberry, 92, of Saddle River, formerly of Clifton, passed away July 2, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Roseberry resided in Clifton for most of her life. She has been living in Saddle River since 2007. Before her retirement, she was employed as a secretary with A & P Supermarket offices in Paterson. She had been a parishioner of St. Philip the...
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Rosemary Gumann

February 27, 1932 - June 30, 2017

Rosemary (nee Holzli) Gumann, 85, of Oakland formerly of Clifton, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. Born in Clifton she resided in Jersey City for a few years then moved to the Passaic-Clifton area. For a number of years Rosemary and her late husband, Ernie operated Ernie’s Deli in Rutherford until his retirement in 1988. She then was a receptionist at her son-in...
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Ronald William Swede

February 27, 1955 - June 29, 2017

Ronald William Swede, 62, of Clifton, passed away on June 29, 2017. Ronald resided in Clifton for all of his life. Before retiring, he was a self-employed Computer Programming Consultant. He was a faithful parishioner of Ss. Cyril and Methodius R.C. Church in Clifton and was a member of the Regina Mundi Knights of Columbus in Clifton. Ronald was also a member of the...
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Marie G. Sturm

July 23, 1930 - June 29, 2017

MARIE B. (nee LaNeve) STURM, 86, of Little Falls died Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mrs. Sturm resided there before moving to Little Falls over 50 years ago. She was a parishioner of Holy Angels RC Church, Little Falls. Mrs. Sturm was predeceased by her husband, Luther B. Sturm, in 1991 and by her brother, Michael LaNeve, in...
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Jean C. Skrzypczak

October 24, 1917 - June 28, 2017

Jean Skrzypczak, 99, formerly of Clifton, New Jersey, passed away on June 28, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey. Jean was born in Ansonia, CT and returned to Poland with her family when she was a child. Her family knew that a war was imminent, and sent her back to Ansonia, CT to live with her Aunt and Uncle in 1939. She arrived at...
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Julio Torres

August 2, 1947 - June 28, 2017

Julio Torres, 69, of Passaic, passed away with is family by his side on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was raised there before moving to Passaic in 1970 where he has resided since. Prior to retiring, Mr. Torres was employed as a truck driver with Grocery Haulers of Woodbridge. He was a faithful member of The Chapel at Wayne. He was...
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Anna May Wozny

May 8, 1931 - June 28, 2017

Anna May (nee Hnath) Wozny, 86, of Clifton, passed away suddenly on June 28, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Wozny was raised in Clifton where she spent most of her life. Before her retirement, she was employed as a bookkeeper with Sleepable Sofas in Lodi for 21 years. Mrs. Wozny was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton. She loved to travel to...
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Jean Ann Smid

November 22, 1929 - June 28, 2017

JEAN ANN (nee Wellbrock) SMID, 87, of Mooresville, NC formerly of West Paterson, NJ died Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mrs. Smid resided in West Paterson for 55 years before moving to North Carolina in 2010. She had been employed for over 20 years in the Accounting Department for Hunter Douglas of Upper Saddle River, NJ. Mrs. Smid...
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Angelica Sanchez

April 7, 1926 - June 25, 2017

Señora Angelica (Sabando) Sanchez, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Sra. Sanchez, she came to the United States permanently in 2008 and settled with her family in Clifton. She then resided in Woodland Park. Sra. Sanchez was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton. She was predeceased by her beloved...
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Christopher Jeffers

December 23, 1979 - June 17, 2017

Jeffers – Christopher, 37, of Clifton, passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017. Born in Paterson, Christopher resided in Clifton for all of his life where he was a 1999 graduate of Clifton High School. He was employed as a Security Officer with Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne. Christopher was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He enjoyed playing pool...
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Hazel Mae Emmerson

April 8, 1931 - June 16, 2017

HAZEL MAE (nee Haywood) EMMERSON, 86, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at home. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mrs. Emmerson resided in Little Falls for the last 58 years. She was an active 50 year member of the Little Falls United Methodist Church and a member of the Little Falls Jolly Seniors. She was predeceased by her husband, James T. Emmerson, Sr., in 2003 and by eight brothers and sisters. Mrs...
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Evelyn A. Passera

September 5, 1929 - June 14, 2017

EVELYN A. (nee Anderson) PASSERA, 87, of Little Falls died Wednesday. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Passera moved to Little Falls in 1955 and resided there since. She had been employed at Berkeley College in Woodland Park for many years before retiring. She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Passera, in 1997. Survivors include: her daughter, Susan Passera of Toms River; her son,...
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Michael Boyko

December 13, 1924 - June 11, 2017

Michael Boyko, 92, of Clifton died Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born in Steuben, New York, Mr. Boyko resided in Passaic before moving to Clifton. He retired after 38 years of employment from Becton Dickinson Co. of East Rutherford. Mr. Boyko was a veteran of the US Army during World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Joann G. (nee Ravizza), in 2009; by his four brothers, Frank, Peter, William...
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Helen C. Nahass

October 11, 1922 - June 10, 2017

Helen C. (nee Symons) Nahass, 94, of Mooresville, North Carolina, passed away on June 10, 2017. Born and raised in Paterson, Mrs. Nahass also resided in Clifton and Midland Park. She retired to Florida for 30 years before recently moving to North Carolina. Mrs. Nahass had been employed as a postal clerk with the Ridgewood Post Office before her retirement. She was predeceased by her husband,...
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Frank Neceskas

August 27, 1921 - June 10, 2017

Frank Neceskas, 95, of Little Falls passed away on June 10, 2017. Born and raised in Scranton, PA, Mr. Neceskas moved to Paterson when he was eighteen and then to New York City during World War II and then to Passaic in 1954 where he lived until moving to Little Falls nineteen years ago. Prior to retiring in 1986, he had been employed as a Machine Operator with Curtiss-Wright Aeronautics in Wood...
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Rose Ciano

June 9, 2017

ROSE CIANO of Totowa died Friday, June 9, 2017. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mrs. Ciano resided in Paterson before moving to Totowa in 1971. She lived for her family, caring for her husband, sons and grandchildren. She was a selfless, charitable and kind person. Mrs. Ciano was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, Wayne. She was the loving wife for 52 years of Michael, beloved mother of...
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Anna Swietek

September 18, 1919 - June 8, 2017

Anna Swietek of Clifton died in peace this past Thursday, June 8th after a long period of declining health. Our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother was born on September 18, 1919 in what was then the village of Zámutov, Czechoslovakia now Slovakia. Spending her early life in the village she immigrated to the United States in 1932 with her brothers (her sister was already married and...
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Ovidio Vargas

June 15, 1954 - June 6, 2017

Ovidio "Vito" Vargas, 62, of Paterson, passed away on June 6, 2017. Born in Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica, Mr. Vargas came to the United States when he was 18 years old and settled in Paterson. He had been employed as a forklift operator for the Coca-Cola Co. for 30 years in Parsippany and then the last five years in Carlstadt before retiring this past May. Mr. Vargas was a former...
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Noreen M. Pierce

February 9, 1928 - June 4, 2017

Noreen Ann Myers Pierce died unexpectedly on June 4, 2017 in Fairfield, NJ at the age of 89. She was born on February 9, 1928 in Cedar Grove, NJ to Rose Oxland Myers and Seymour Myers. She worked at New Jersey Bell as an operator for many years where she was introduced to her future husband, George Pierce by her coworker and they married on March 3, 1951. They have been happily married for 66...
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Genevieve Kapchonick

December 20, 1918 - June 3, 2017

GENEVIEVE (nee PIONTKOWSKI) KAPCHONICK, 98, of Toms River passed away, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at home. Born in Wallington, NJ, she lived in West Paterson and Little Falls before moving to Toms River. Genevieve was a parishioner of Holy Cross PNC Church, Woodland Park. She was predeceased by her husband, George Kapchonick; her brother, Stanley Piontkowski and her sister, Helen Anderson. Her...
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Annamae Holly

September 2, 1922 - June 3, 2017

Holly – Annamae (nee Murphy), 94, of Clifton, passed away on June 3, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Holly was a lifelong Clifton resident. Before her retirement, Mrs. Holly was employed with the City of Clifton as a school crossing guard. Her posts included Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Clifton High School and School #2, all on Van Houten Avenue. Mrs. Holly was a faithful parishioner of St...
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Rosalinda B. Cleto

May 9, 1937 - June 1, 2017

Rosalinda B. (nee Bartolo) Cleto, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Manila, Philippines she came to the United States in 1968 settling in Louisiana before moving to Passaic in 1970. Mrs. Cleto was employed as a Supervisor for the United States Postal Service, Jersey City for many years before retiring. She was predeceased by her husband, Melchor D. Cleto, Jr. (2005);...
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Esther Dujon Benard

January 21, 1919 - May 27, 2017

Esther Dujon Benard, 98, formerly of Clifton, passed away on May 27, 2017. Born in New York City, Mrs. Benard resided in Clifton from 1949 to 2016 when she moved to Jefferson Township to live with her daughter. Before her retirement, Mrs. Benard provided private instruction piano lessons for 30 years. She was an active and faithful parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton...
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Etta Gaeta

June 21, 1917 - May 26, 2017

GAETA – Etta (nee Mari), 99, of Belleville, passed away on May 26, 2017. Born in Naples, Italy, Mrs. Gaeta came to the United States as an infant with her family and settled in Newark. For the last 70 years, she has resided in Belleville. As a young woman in the 1930's, Etta worked alongside her parents in the original family business, Nanina's Fish Store which was located in the First...
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Susan Martorano

September 28, 1948 - May 25, 2017

Susan Jane (McGauley) Martorano died peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at her home in Little Falls. Susan was born on September 28, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of Thomas and Rita (Daly) McGauley. Susan attended elementary school at Holy Angels in Little Falls, high school at DePaul in Wayne, as well as Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, where she graduated in 1967...
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Margaret Seabert

April 7, 1923 - May 25, 2017


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Mary Stewart

August 5, 1926 - May 24, 2017

Mary (nee Zalewski) Stewart, age 90, formerly a long-time resident of Little Falls, New Jersey passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Southern Ocean Community Hospital on May 24, 2017. Mary was born on August 5, 1926 in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Mary was the youngest of six children; Benjamin, Charles, Anthony, Stanley, and Nelly. Mary was extremely proud of her brothers who...
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Andree A. de Gedrinsky

March 29, 1934 - May 21, 2017

Andrée A. (née McGuire) de Gedrinsky, 83, of Hackensack died Sunday at home. Born in Flint, Michigan, Mrs. de Gedrinsky resided in France, Englewood, NJ and for the last 27 years in Hackensack, NJ. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest and earned her BA from Fordham University. She had been employed at Unilever Co. of Englewood Cliffs, NJ for many years...
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Glenn R. Tompkins

February 5, 1953 - May 18, 2017

GLENN R. TOMPKINS, 64, of Woodland Park died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mr. Tompkins was a lifelong resident of Woodland Park. He was the former Director of the PAWS Animal Shelter of Montclair, NJ Mr. Tompkins was predeceased by his parents, Harold R. and Margaret (nee Van Haste) Tompkins and by his brother, Harold W. (Howie) Tompkins. Survivors include: his sister in law,...
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George E. Dunn

June 29, 1928 - May 18, 2017

Dunn – George E., 88, of Riviera Beach, FL and Clifton, NJ, passed away on May 18, 2017. Born in Jersey City, Mr. Dunn was raised in Jersey City and Kentucky. Mr. Dunn was a resident of Florida and spent the summer months in Clifton. Before his retirement, he was the founder and owner of Power Tech, Inc. of Fair Lawn for 18 years. Mr. Dunn was a former parishioner of St. Andrew the...
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