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Luis Rosario

May 24, 1957 - November 11, 2018


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George Santiago

September 25, 1971 - November 3, 2018

George Santiago, of North Brunswick, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was 47. Born in New Brunswick, he was raised in Highland Park. He lived in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick 14 years ago. George served in the United States Army, 2nd infantry division. He was stationed in Camp Humphries, South Korea. He most recently was a mail carrier for the Edison Post...
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Chandrakan A. Patel

April 9, 1950 - November 2, 2018

Chandrakan A. Patel, of Green Brook, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Overlook Hospital in Summit. He was 68. Born in Alendra, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States eight years ago. In his retirement, Mr. Patel stayed busy at Dunkin Donuts in Fanwood. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Surviving is his wife, Premalatta Patel; his...
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John "Big John" Krajceck

June 21, 1939 - October 27, 2018

John "Big John" Krajceck, of Milltown, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Somerset Woods in Somerset. He was 79. Born and raised in South River, he's lived in Milltown most of his life. After graduating from South River High School in 1957, John joined the United States Army and graduated from the Military Police School. He was in the United States Army from 1957 – 1960, and was...
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Rita Lloyd

July 9, 1918 - October 24, 2018

Rita Lloyd, of Milltown, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Care One in East Brunswick. She was 100 years old. Born in Paterson, New Jersey she lived in Milltown for the past 34 years. Mrs. Lloyd loved being with her family. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. She's predeceased by her husband Lawrence Lloyd (d. 2008), her son-in-law Daniel...
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Margaret "Peg" Jordan

February 21, 1940 - October 23, 2018

Margaret "Peg" Jordan, of Milltown, NJ, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 78. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she lived in Philadelphia, San Fernando Valley CA and Pacific Palisades CA, before moving to Milltown four years ago. Before retiring, Peg was an office manager with her husband Ross, at their business Jordan's...
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Hasmukhbhai S. Patel

August 5, 1937 - October 15, 2018

Hasmukhbhai S. Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at AristaCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield. He was 81. Born in Shihol, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 1996 and resided in Piscataway. While in India, Mr. Patel was a farmer and an expert in agriculture. He received his PHD in Agriculture from the University of Navsari and was also a guest...
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Alphonsus Xavier Egan

January 23, 1940 - October 13, 2018

Al was a creative, curious intellect, troubleshooter, traveler, sailor and pirate to his thirteen grandchildren. He enjoyed his big, boisterous family among whom he loved to instigate a good debate or competition of sorts. The more cousins the better! He grew up in Staten Island, the eldest son of Alphonsus Xavier Egan Sr. and Ida Egan with his beloved sister and brother Eileen Ferguson and...
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Marie C. Pache

June 25, 1941 - October 13, 2018

Marie C. Pache, formerly of Milltown, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Chelsea of Foresgate, Monroe Township. She was 77. Born in South River, she lived in Milltown most of her life. Marie was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. She was a member of the VFW Post 2319 Ladies Auxiliary in Milltown and played softball and volleyball in Milltown. An avid...
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Michael J. Giannetti, Jr.

February 15, 2005 - October 6, 2018

Michael J. Giannetti, Jr., of North Brunswick, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018. He was 13. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in North Brunswick his whole life. Mikey was an 8th grade student at Linwood School. He loved music and drawing. He was a member of the Thursday Night Bowling League at Brunswick Zone in North Brunswick. He enjoyed going to car shows and working on cars with...
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Helene Abode

October 23, 1928 - September 27, 2018

Mrs. Helene ( Azzy) Abode, 89, of North Brunswick, NJ, died Thursday at St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Lebanon, Mrs. Abode came to the United State in 1947 settling in New Brunswick. She later moved to North Brunswick and has been a resident there for the past 38 years. To Helene, her family meant everything. She had an "open door policy" for all. Her house was the...
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Kathleen Virginia Hoffman

April 12, 1924 - September 24, 2018

Kathleen Virginia (Flynn) Hoffman, 94, of Milltown, entered into eternal life on September 24, 2018. She was born in Bayonne, NJ to the late Alice (Malloy) Flynn and Walter J. Flynn, former Superintendent of Weights and Measures. She was a resident of Morris Township for 48 years. She then became a resident of: The Club in East Brunswick, then Milltown, followed by Sunrise Assisted Living of East...
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Chandrakanta S. Shah

March 15, 1926 - September 18, 2018

Chandrakanta S. Shah, 92, of Monmouth Junction, NJ passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. Born in Nagra, Gujarat, India, Mrs. Shah immigrated to the United States in 1989. She originally resided in South Plainfield before moving to Monmouth Junction several years ago. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading religious books, and taking care of her...
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Kevin Stanko

August 5, 1965 - September 6, 2018

Kevin Stanko, of Piscataway, passed away September 6, 2018 at home. He was 53. Born in Newark, he lived in Piscataway most of his life. Kevin is predeceased by his mother Bonnie (Bidun) Stanko and his grandmother Joan Bidun. Burial were private at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union. Arrangements were by The Crabiel Home for Funerals, Milltown.
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Joseph N. John

September 29, 1938 - September 3, 2018

Psalms 23: 1-4 "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Mr. Joseph John was born on September...
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Ravindra M. Dave

November 13, 1936 - August 20, 2018

Ravindra M. Dave, of Edison, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 81. Born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in the 1990's, residing in Edison. Mr. Dave retired in 1991 from New Swadesh Textile in Ahmedabad, India. He enjoyed music, singing and going for walks. Surviving is his wife Pramoda Dave...
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Margaret Kovacs

December 10, 1925 - August 11, 2018

Margaret (Marge) Kovacs, of Edison, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 92. Born in Fords, she lived in Edison most of her life. Margaret and her late husband, Stephen, owned the Linwood Grove Bar & Restaurant in Edison. She was a communicant of St. Matthews RC Church in Edison. She was known for her faith in God,...
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Ambaben S. Patel

February 6, 1940 - August 10, 2018

Ambaben S. Patel, of Edison, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at the AristaCare Delaire rehabilitation center located in Linden. She was 78 years old. Born in Shelavi, Gujarat, India, she came to the United States in 1998. She resided in Baltimore, MD prior to moving to Edison, NJ several years ago. Mrs. Patel was a very spiritual person who volunteered every Sunday at the BAPS...
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Donald B. Fodor

March 1, 1950 - August 5, 2018

Donald B. Fodor, of New Brunswick, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 68. Born in South Amboy, he's lived in New Brunswick for several years. Don worked for the Department of Public Works for the City of New Brunswick, before retiring earlier this year. He's predeceased by his parents John and Anna (Dudich) Fodor, and his brothers Dennis...
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Carl M. Leo

October 10, 1946 - August 1, 2018

Carl M. Leo, of Valrico, Florida, passed away Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He was 71. Born in Newark, he lived in Edison and Old Bridge before moving to Valrico, Fl in 2002. Carl was a truck driver for over 25 years, with Yellow Freight in East Brunswick, before retiring in 2001. He was a longtime member of Teamsters Union Local 641. ...
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Shardaben K. Patel

November 6, 1941 - July 28, 2018

Shardaben K. Patel, of Whippany, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She was 76. Born in Umerth, Gujarat, India, she came to the United States in 2005. She resided in Bloomfield before moving to Whippany. Mrs. Patel enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Surviving is her husband of 57 years, Kantibhai Patel; her son Mukesh Patel of Whippany,...
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Rev. Thomas V. Perunilam

April 22, 1938 - July 26, 2018

Rev. Thomas V. Perunilam, of Somerville, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy. He was 80. Born in Aruvithura, Kerala, India, he studied for the Priesthood at the Papal Seminary, Poona, India, and St. Joseph Seminary in Alwaye, Kerala, India. He also attained a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature (University of Kerala) and an Ed.D (Rutgers University...
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Maria J. Johnson

June 6, 1925 - July 26, 2018

Maria J. Johnson, of East Brunswick, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Care One in Perth Amboy. She was 93. Born and raised in Eijsden, Holland, she was a war bride during WWII. She met her husband Henry when the United States drove the Germans out of Holland. She came to the United States in 1946. Maria worked in the dietary department at Perth Amboy General Hospital, retiring in...
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John F. Martin

September 28, 1930 - July 24, 2018

John F. Martin, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 87. Born and raised in the Green Village section of Morristown, he lived in Chatham before moving to Milltown 55 years ago. John served in the United States Airforce during the Korean War. Before joining the Airforce he was a minor league baseball player. ...
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Jacqueline R. Ford

February 17, 1973 - July 19, 2018

Jacqueline R. Ford, of Freehold, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was 45 years old. Born in Newark, she lived in Chatham and Haledon before moving to Freehold. Jacqueline enjoyed her time with her housemates at the Community Options Inc. home. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 24th, starting at 10:00 am, at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St-at Riva Avenue, Milltown...
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Stanley William Rooney

January 31, 1942 - July 13, 2018

Stanley William Rooney, of Monroe Township, passed away July 13, 2018 at home. He was 76. Born in New Brunswick, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he received three purple heart medals. He was a member of the East Brunswick V.F.W. Post 133. Bill was a janitor for the East Brunswick Schools before retiring. He loved his dog Maggie. He's predeceased by...
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Kevin M. Seltzer

July 20, 1968 - July 12, 2018

Kevin M Seltzer, of South Brunswick, passed away at home on Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was 49. Born in Plainfield, he was raised in East Brunswick and lived in both North and South Brunswick. Kevin was a general contractor whose greatest accomplishment was building his family and raising his two wonderful boys Ethan (17) and Gavin (14 1/2). Also surviving is his wife Eva Doukas-Seltzer; ...
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Dr. Charles Thomas Schenck

May 27, 1934 - July 10, 2018

Dr. Charles Thomas Schenck, of North Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at home. He was 84. Born in Monticello, NY, he lived in Hoboken, College Station, East Brunswick and Avondale before moving to North Brunswick. Dr. Schenck was a Veterinarian and owned the Edgebrook Veterinary Hospital in East Brunswick, for over 40 years. Tom was a natural "Dr. Doolittle" who, by the age...
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Ashokbhai M. Patel

September 29, 1949 - July 10, 2018

Ashokbhai M. Patel, of East Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 68. Born in Changa, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 2003, residing in East Brunswick. Ashok worked for Hunter Douglas Blinds in Philadelphia. While living in India, he was a very proud farmer. A very social person, he enjoyed...
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Tara Makani

March 28, 1934 - July 8, 2018

Tara Makani, of Freehold, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Wedgewood Gardens in Freehold. She was 84. Born in Gujarat, India, she moved to the United States in 1991 and resided in Freehold. Mrs. Makani worked in the Legal Compliance department for Jaipur Metals and Electric in India, for 35 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed knitting,...
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Madhukar B. Oza

September 27, 1932 - July 6, 2018

Madhukar B. Oza, of Hazlet, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 85. Born in Bombay, India, he came to the United States in 1972. He resided in North Bergen, before moving to Hazlet in 1977. Mr. Oza was a certified public accountant. He started his own practice, M. B. Oza CPA in Hazlet, many years ago, before retiring. He...
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Kusum J. Patel

July 23, 1941 - July 5, 2018

Kusum J. Patel, of Morris Plains, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 at home. She was 76. Born in Dharmaj, Gujarat, India, she came to the United States during the 1970's. She resided in Bayside, NY, and Queens, before moving recently to Morris Plains. Kusum owned stationary stores in NYC, before retiring. She loved in cook and travel. She and her husband Jayant, were Mahatmas,...
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Kantaben P. Patel

August 17, 1932 - June 29, 2018

Kantaben P. Patel, of South Plainfield, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at AristaCare at Cedar Oak in South Plainfield. She was 85. Born in Balasinor, Gujarat, India, she came to the United States in 2001. She resided in Mendham, Parsippany and Paramus before moving to South Plainfield last year. Mrs. Patel was a loving homemaker. She enjoyed cooking for her family and singing Holy...
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William Freeze

September 8, 1940 - June 29, 2018

William Freeze, formerly of East Windsor, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Gardens of Monroe. He was 77. Born in North Carolina, he lived in East Windsor for more than 20 years, before moving to Monroe. Bill was a mechanical engineer. He enjoyed skiing and sailing, and loved all his dogs. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia Freeze (d. 2013). Surviving is his step...
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Jane M. Verpent

May 8, 1944 - June 27, 2018

Jane M. Verpent, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 74. Born in Red Bank, she spent her childhood in Middletown, NJ, graduating from Middletown High School and went on to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She lived in South River before moving to North Brunswick 15 years ago. Jane...
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Souad Chalhoub

March 16, 1932 - June 26, 2018

Souad Chalhoub, of Montvale, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Atrium Care of Park Ridge. She was 86. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she came to the United States in 1995. She lived in Paterson and Clifton before moving to Montvale a few years ago. Souad was a loving mother and grandmother. She was the ultimate homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening and crocheting for her family. She...
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Jack M. Sims

January 6, 1949 - June 25, 2018

Jack M. Sims, of Milltown, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at Atrium Care Rehab in Plainsboro. He was 69. Born in New Brunswick, he was a lifelong resident of Milltown. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Before retiring in 2010, Jack worked for the Department of Public Works in Milltown for over 40 years. He loved photography and was a member of the Raritan...
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Beverly Africk

May 10, 1935 - June 23, 2018

Beverly (Rosenbloom) Africk, formerly of Edison, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Park Place in Monmouth Junction. She was 83. Born and raised in the Asbury Park and Neptune area, she lived in Edison most of her life, moving to Monmouth Junction a few years ago. Beverly worked for Schlesinger of South Plainfield and Opinion Research Corp before retiring. She was a lifetime member of...
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Sami Boutros

January 15, 1972 - June 18, 2018

Sami Boutros, of South Amboy, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. He was 46. Born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, he came to the United States in 1989 and resided in Somerset before moving to South Amboy in 2008. Sami owned Crossroad Motors in Manville for the past 5 years. He loved sports, especially the Giants and New York Knicks. He also enjoyed listening to music. Sami had an infectious...
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Mafatbhai N. Patel

May 23, 1944 - June 16, 2018

Mafatbhai N. Patel, of Freehold/Manalapan NJ, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. He was 74. Born in Rinchol, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 1966. He studied at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA and received a master's degree in engineering. He lived in Hartford, CT, Queens NY, Bloomfield, NJ, and Old Bridge, NJ...
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Jacob Laurie

March 17, 1925 - June 16, 2018

Jacob Laurie, of New Brunswick, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at home. He was 93. Born in New Brunswick, he lived there most of his life. Jacob served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was stationed in the South Pacific Island Hoping Campaign. He was a member of the VFW in New Brunswick and the Jewish War Veterans. Before retiring, he was a Principal for the Newcomb...
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Alan R. Dunbar

October 29, 1953 - June 15, 2018


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Frank M. Amato

April 15, 1937 - June 12, 2018

Frank M. Amato, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospice in Hamilton. He was 81. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Middlesex Borough, before moving to Milltown in 1981. Frank was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 25 in Milltown. A carpenter by trade, Frank retired as CVED (Cooperative Vocational...
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John "Jack" Horan, Jr.

February 3, 1961 - June 11, 2018

John "Jack" Horan, Jr., of East Brunswick, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at home. He was 57. Born in New Brunswick, he grew up in Milltown and moved to East Brunswick 20 years ago. He attended the Academy of Advanced Traffic in New York City. Jack worked many years as a freight broker and currently was a dispatcher for Allied Oil in Manville. He was a proud life member of the NRA...
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Michael F. Moran

June 4, 1954 - June 7, 2018

Michael F. Moran, of East Brunswick, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at home. He had just celebrated his 64th birthday. Having grown up in Bayonne, Michael moved to East Brunswick in 1986. Michael graduated from Marist High School, Bayonne, in 1972 and St. Peter's College, Jersey City, in 1976. Michael went on to have an accomplished career in financial management. He worked at Middleburg...
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Abraham J. Brook

May 3, 1922 - June 6, 2018

Abraham J. Brook, of Piscataway, passed away Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at Merwick Care Center in Plainsboro. He was 96. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Piscataway and was blissfully married to his wife, our mother, Helen, for over 61 years. He and Helen had three children, Sandra, Sharon and David. He skillfully remodeled the family house and yard for many years since 1953. A US Army Veteran,...
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Ingrid McClatchey

September 14, 1939 - June 6, 2018

Ingrid McClatchey, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at PowerBack in Piscataway. She was 78. Born in the Bronx, NY, she lived in Brooklyn and Chestertown, NY before moving to North Brunswick 4 years ago. Ingrid was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and enjoyed reading on her kindle, knitting and crocheting, especially making caps for chemo patients. She loved...
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Joan A. Collender

February 29, 1944 - May 26, 2018

Joan A. Collender, of Monroe Twp., passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at home. She was 74. Born in Brooklyn, she grew up in Long Island and lived most of her life in East Brunswick, before moving to Monroe 12 years ago. She graduated from South River High School and received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, in Social Work. Joan was a social worker for Middlesex County Board...
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James Trautman

April 8, 1943 - May 25, 2018


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Ketan Balmukund Dalia

February 6, 1963 - May 21, 2018

Ketan B. Dalia, born to Balmukund H. Dalia and Arvinda G. Shah, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. He was surrounded by his wife Mamta Dalia, daughters Rajvi and Nishi Dalia, father, sister, brother, brother-in-law, uncles, aunts and many other loved ones. He was 55. Born in Mumbai, India, he grew up in Kharnbhat, India before coming to the United States in 1989. Ketan received his...
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Daniele S. LoConti

February 19, 1955 - May 14, 2018

Daniele S. LoConti, formerly of Milltown, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, FL. He was 63. Born in Antillo, Provincia of Messina, Sicily, he lived in Rina, Sicily before coming to the United States in 1983. He resided in Milltown, NJ for 25 years, until recently moving to West Palm Beach, Florida 3 years ago. Daniele was a mason...
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Diane J. DeSantis

November 30, 1939 - May 10, 2018

Diane J. DeSantis, formerly of Colonia, passed away May 10, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 78. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Colonia, Iselin and Cranford area, before moving to Jacksonville, FL. Diane was an Amway distributor for 30 years. She also was a coach for Landmark in Plainfield. She loved to read motivational and inspirational books. Surviving is her son and daughter...
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Dorsey L. Trent

April 16, 1940 - May 5, 2018

Dorsey Lee Trent, formerly of South Brunswick, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his home in Monroe Twp. He was 78. Born in Farmers, KY, he moved to the Dayton section of South Brunswick 75 years ago. He moved to the Rossmoor section of Monroe Twp. 2 years ago. Dorsey was a police officer with the South Brunswick Police Department, for 33 years, retiring as Sergeant in 1994. He was...
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Keith G. Gilmore

November 17, 1960 - April 22, 2018

Keith G. Gilmore, of Kendall Park, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He was 57. Born in Englewood, NJ, he was raised in Highland Mills, NY, before meeting Laurie, the love of his life. They have lived in Kendall Park for the past 12 years. Keith currently was a financial advisor for Albridge Solutions in Pennington, NJ. He...
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Mark J. Conlin, Jr.

November 29, 1974 - April 8, 2018

Mark J. Conlin, Jr., formerly of North Brunswick, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home in Asbury Park. He was 43. Born in Flushing, NY, he moved to North Brunswick in 1983. He was a 1992 graduate of North Brunswick High School. He received his BS in Sociology from Rutgers University. He played soccer in high school and for William Patterson University. Mark worked for Xerox...
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Alwyn C. Roberts

January 17, 1934 - April 1, 2018

Alwyn Cynthia Evans Roberts, of Toms River and formerly North Brunswick, passed away Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Ocean Grove, NJ. She was 84 years young. Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, she was a graduate of Brookline HS. She married the love of her life Donald Roberts and raised her family in North Brunswick, before moving to Toms River 30 years ago to be closer to her three...
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Wilbur J. Dempsey

October 8, 1925 - March 28, 2018

Wilbur J. Dempsey, of Milltown, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. He was 92. Born in Jacquet River, New Brunswick, Canada, he came to the United States in 1948. He resided in Newton, Newark, and Edison before moving to Milltown 45 years ago. Will was a guidance counsellor at Sampson G. Smith School in Franklin Township for over 20 years,...
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Eric C. Arauz

April 25, 1970 - March 25, 2018

Eric C. Arauz, of East Brunswick, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was 47. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he has lived in East Brunswick for the past 46 years. He was a US Navy Veteran of Desert Storm. He received his Master's Degree in Labor Relations from Rutgers University. Eric was the President of the Trauma Institute of New Jersey, where he was a motivational and inspirational...
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Beverly A. Casmas

December 4, 1941 - March 15, 2018

Beverly A. Casmas, a beloved and highly cherished mother, aunt, and grandmother, at the age of 76 lost her battle to cancer, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born and Raised in Elizabeth, Ms. Casmas graduated from Battin H.S. She then resided in Clark before moving to North Brunswick 50 years ago. Ms. Casmas dedicated many years to Easter...
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Bhupendra C. Patel

October 28, 1954 - March 11, 2018

Bhupendra C. Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at University Hospital in Newark. He was 63. Born in Davol, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 2000 and resided in Piscataway. Before retiring he worked for both Quick Chek and 7-11 in Piscataway. He was a very spiritual man and enjoyed reading and listening to spiritual music. He was a member of BAPS in...
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Leonid Zakrewsky

November 8, 1952 - March 9, 2018

Leonid (Len) Zakrewsky, of Franklin Township, passed away March 9 at home. He was 65. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown before moving to Franklin Township in 1980. Len received both a Bachelor's in Russian and a Master's in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He loved his "gentleman's farm" in Franklin, where he raised cows, goats and chickens and entertained friends....
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Frances Maltese

February 27, 1914 - March 8, 2018

Frances Maltese, of North Brunswick, passed away Thursday, March 08, 2018 at Brandywine Senior Living Center in Princeton. She was 104 years old. Frances was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in East Rutherford a short time before moving with her parents and siblings to New Brunswick. In the early-1950s Frances moved to North Brunswick where she lived before moving to Brandywine Senior Living...
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Marilyn Gordon

February 6, 1929 - March 2, 2018

Marilyn (Rosenthal) Gordon, 89, of Milltown (formerly of Staten Island, NY), passed away Friday, March 2nd, at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. She was born February 6, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to Lena and William Rosenthal and lived in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn in her youth. Marilyn met her future husband, Melvin Gordon, after his return from service in WWII. They married in July...
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David Shutt

August 21, 1960 - February 26, 2018

David Shutt, of North Brunswick and Milltown, was embraced in God's Loving Arms, on Monday, February 26, 2018. He was 57. David worked for the North Brunswick Board of Education as a night shift leader at North Brunswick High School, and head custodian at John Adams School. Students at John Adams will remember how David sang to them at lunch time. David enjoyed riding his motorcycle,...
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Noel Poignonnec Schwendeman

April 5, 1937 - February 25, 2018

Noel Poignonnec Schwendeman, of Edison, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 80. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Noel was very proud of her Native American heritage. She raised her children in Milltown before moving to Edison in 1985. She was a nurse for over 40 years in various hospitals. She retired from RCHP in New...
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Nellie Babcock

May 12, 1911 - February 24, 2018

Nellie (Stols) Babcock, of East Brunswick, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Chelsea. She was 106. Born in Paterson, she lived in Clifton before moving to East Brunswick over a year ago. Nellie had worked for the Silk Mills Factory in Paterson, prior to raising a family. Her passion for people and zest for life were infectious. She enjoyed making people laugh with her...
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Jerome Marullo

February 21, 2018


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Geraldine P. Butterfield

October 28, 1952 - February 16, 2018

Geraldine P. Butterfield (nee Anzalone), of East Brunswick, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018, at home. She was 65. Born in Newark, she lived in Milltown and Edison, before moving to East Brunswick in 1989. Geraldine proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Before retiring she worked for Citi Streets in East Brunswick. She loved reading, dragons and unicorns...
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Theodore M. Belcheff

August 17, 1929 - February 16, 2018

Theodore M. Belcheff, of East Brunswick, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at home. He was 88. Born in Rahway, he lived in Iselin before moving to East Brunswick over 50 years ago. Before retiring, he was a teacher at Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick. He graduated from Marietta College in Ohio, where he met his wife Mary. During the Korean War, he was stationed in Japan...
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Peter Buysse

December 3, 1938 - February 13, 2018

Peter Buysse was born on December 3rd, 1938. His mother and father were Anna and Peter Buysse. As an infant, Peter lived at the Johnston Training and Research Center. At 7 years old, he was admitted to the Woodbine Developmental Center where Peter lived for 19 years before being transferred to Woodbridge Developmental Center. He was then relocated to Green Brook Regional Center. ...
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Asha A. Patel

November 21, 1961 - February 5, 2018

Asha A. Patel, of Monroe Township, passed away Monday, February 05, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 56. Born in Surat, India, she came to the United States in 1980. She resided in Jersey City and Roselle before moving to Monroe Township 16 years ago. Her family was her world and always put her family first. Asha enjoyed meeting people and was...
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Sondra P. Potter

June 11, 1937 - January 31, 2018

Sondra Phyllis Potter, formerly of Edison and Monroe Twp., passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Brookside Assistant Living in Freehold. She was 80. Born in Newark, she lived in Edison most of her life before moving to Monroe Twp. Before retiring in 1999, Sondra was senior clerk for 22 years, at Rutgers University, in the Records and Transcripts Department. She was member of the...
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Harrai V. Desai

September 11, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Harrai V. Desai, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 89. Born in Varnama, India, he came to the United States in 1988. He's been a Milltown resident for the 30 years. Harrai was an artist and painter. He received a bachelor's degree in fine art from the Shantiketan School of Fine Arts in India. In...
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Robert R. Pellichero

February 20, 1953 - January 23, 2018

Robert R. Pellichero, of North Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at University of Pennsylvania. He was 64. Born at Camp Kilmer he was raised in Milltown, where he graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes School and New Brunswick High School. He lived in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick 20 years ago. Robert was an electrician with IBEW 456 in North Brunswick. A...
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Jack Weg

August 6, 1923 - January 22, 2018

Jack Weg, of Freehold, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Brookside Assistant Living. He was 94. Born in Mayah Sha' Arim, Palestine, he came to the United States in 1929. He resided in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, Brookyn, the Bronx and Queens, before moving to the Ft. Lauderdale area of Florida. He has lived in Freehold for the past 7 years. Jack served in the Navy during...
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Cindy Lou (Novak) Maynard

January 12, 1965 - January 16, 2018

Cindy Lou (Novak) Maynard, age 53 of Horseheads , NY formerly of Milltown , NJ passed away on Tuesday January 16, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Cindy was born January 12, 1965 in New Brunswick, the daughter of Milton and Ruth (Schork) Novak, and raised in Milltown, NJ. At the age of 5 Cindy became a competitive artistic roller skater. Her first competition was in Wooster MA. ...
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Gopaldas Khanna

March 2, 1940 - January 15, 2018

Gopaldas Khanna, of Manalapan, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at home. He was 77. Born in Multan, Pakistan, he lived in India most of his life, before coming to the United States in 1995. He resided in Lyndhurst and Little Ferry, NJ, before moving to Manalapan 10 years ago. He owned a manufacturing company in India before retiring. Surviving is his wife Krishna Kamla (Malhotra)...
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Francesco L. Buonocore

September 19, 1923 - January 9, 2018

Francesco L. Buonocore, formerly of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Summerhill Nursing Home in Old Bridge. He was 94. Born and raised in Cranford, he lived in Milltown for over 50 years. He retired from the IRS in New Brunswick. Previously he had been a police officer in Cranford. Frank was a WWII veteran. He was in the Merchant Marines before serving in Army Air...
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James A. English

July 8, 1938 - January 8, 2018

James A. English, formerly of Hoboken, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018 at his home in North Brunswick surrounded by his beloved family. He was 79. Born and raised in Hoboken, he lived there most of his life before moving to North Brunswick in 2012. He worked for American Can and Groov-Pin. After retiring, he enjoyed spending his days at United Decorating on Washington...
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Doris E. Knelle

January 15, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Doris E. Knelle, of Lavallette, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Holiday Care Center in Toms River. She was 83. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in Milltown before moving to Lavallette in 1989. Doris loved tanning on the beach, and especially loved her time and friends at Brightwater Beach. She also enjoyed crocheting. She's predeceased by her husband Harold S. Knelle (d. 1985)...
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Betty Robertson

December 14, 1941 - January 1, 2018

Betty Robertson, of North Brunswick, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Willow Creek Nursing Home in Somerset. She was 76. Born in New York City, she lived in North Brunswick most of her life. Betty was a clinical psychologist for Middlesex County Corrections for 13 years. Previously she was an adjunct professor of psychology at Middlesex County College In addition to being a...
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Catherine R. Watson

February 21, 1940 - December 31, 2017

Catherine R. Watson, of Monroe Township, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 after a long illness. She was 77. Born in New Brunswick, Catherine was the second child of John J. Reiser, Sr. and Catherine (Wiener) Reiser. She lived in East Brunswick and North Brunswick, before moving to Monroe Township in 2010. A dedicated student with a lifelong love of learning, Catherine was a...
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Kartikay Pande

November 7, 1971 - December 29, 2017

Kartikay Pande, of Hillsborough, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in a car accident. He was 46 years old. Born in India, he came to the United States 18 years ago. Kartikay has been working in the NY metro area in the digital space working for a major Insurance company. He's predeceased by his father Kiran Pande who passed away November 28, 2017. Surviving is his wife Namita...
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Donald DiCenzo

March 19, 1933 - December 29, 2017

Donald S. DiCenzo, 84, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. He was born and raised in McKees Rocks, PA and moved to East Brunswick in 1963. Donald received his Bachelors Degree and Master's Degree from Edinboro College, in Pennsylvania for teaching. Later he continued his education with a Certification from Duquesne University in...
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Chandubhai Patel

May 8, 1929 - December 27, 2017


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Lucien C. Van de Wiele

July 19, 1932 - December 13, 2017

Lucien C. Van de Wiele, of Piscataway, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at home. He was 85. Born in Belgium, he came to the United States in 1950. He lived in Somerville and Finderne, before moving to Piscataway 54 years ago. Lou served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a tool and die maker for Mack Trucks in Bridgewater, for 30 years, retiring in 1987. ...
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Kate Schwartzberg

December 27, 1926 - December 10, 2017

Kate Schwartzberg, of Long Branch, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center. She was 90. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Long Island, Somerset and East Brunswick, before moving to Long Branch 3 years ago. Kate was a bookkeeper for Diener Hauser Bates Co. in NYC, before retiring. Previously she had worked in the emergency room admitting department at St. Peter's...
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Christopher D. Germain

September 16, 1974 - December 5, 2017

Christopher "Chip" D. Germain, of North Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was 43. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in North Brunswick most of his life. Chip was a painter and an avid bowler. He's predeceased by his companion, Michelle Knowles (d. 2012). Surviving is his father and step-mother, Christopher A. and Patty Germain of South Brunswick; his mother Pamela ...
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Melvin Irving Gordon

November 3, 1923 - December 3, 2017

Melvin Irving Gordon, 94, of Milltown (formerly of Staten Island, NY), passed away Sunday, December 3rd, at Robert Wood Johnson University hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 3, 1923 in Queens, NY to Mary Louise (Mae) and Phillip Gordon and lived in Brooklyn during his formative years. An avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Mel was a frequent visitor to Ebbets Field in...
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Kiran Pande

August 1, 1942 - November 28, 2017

Kiran Chandra Pande, from Mumbai India, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2017 at the age of 75 years in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ USA. Born in Jabalpur, India, he graduated with a Master's degree in Science and pursued a successful corporate career in pharmaceutical marketing. He loved traveling, music and acting and post retirement, was an international...
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Meenakumari B. Shah

October 9, 1950 - November 19, 2017

Meenakumari B. Shah, of Edison, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at JFK Medical Center, Edison. She was 67. Born in Jalna, India, she came to the United States in the 1980's, residing in Edison. Meena enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her family. Surviving is her husband Bhupendra Shah; her daughters Hetal, and her husband Himanshu Gandhi of Edison, and Bhumika, and her...
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Warren Handschin

November 17, 2017

Warren Handschin, formerly of North Brunswick, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Paragon Village in Hackettstown. He was 91. Born in Astoria, Long Island, he grew up in Union NJ before moving to North Brunswick 51 years ago. Warren served in the US Army during WWII and saw action as a Ranger 5th Battalion. Before retiring at 82 he worked for Gabowitz Appliance. He's predeceased...
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Manubhai B. Patel

August 25, 1938 - November 12, 2017

Manubhai B. Patel, of North Brunswick, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 79. Born in Verol, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 1976. He resided in New York, Connecticut and South Carolina before moving to Edison and North Brunswick. He was a machinist for Charter Machines in Metuchen, before retiring in 2003. He was a...
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Armand J. Stolte

July 26, 1929 - November 2017

Armand J. Stolte of Milltown passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, surrounded by family, he was 88 years old. Born in South Amboy, Armand lived in Milltown for the last 50 years. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command from 1948 to 1952, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University. Armand was a Chemist with National Lead in South Amboy and...
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Catherine M. Miani

November 8, 1922 - November 10, 2017

Catherine M. Miani, formerly of Manhattan, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at Bridgeway Nursing Center in Hillsborough. She was 95. Born in Manhattan, she lived there most of her life, before moving to Highland Park two years ago. Catherine was a legal assistant for the Rockefeller Group in NYC, for 40 years, before retiring in 1995. She received her BS from Columbia University in New...
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Theresa N. Massaro

January 4, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Theresa Nardi Massaro passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017 at Parker of Monroe – a long term living community in Monroe Township. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Santina and Joseph Nardi, Theresa was the youngest of 4 sisters. She married Felix (Phil)Massaro in 1949 and resided in Queens and Staten Island before moving to Milltown in 1973. While living in Staten Island, Terry worked as an...
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Marc J. Snitkin

March 11, 1951 - November 6, 2017

Marc J. Snitkin, of Milltown, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at home. He was 66. Born in the Bronx, NY, he lived in Pelham, NY before moving to Milltown in 1982. Marc received his BA from Farleigh Dickinson University. He was an Internal Auditor for Bank of NY Mellon Pershing in Jersey City, retiring in 2015. He was an inventive and self-taught handy man, who would fix anything...
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Anne Donaldson

June 28, 1922 - November 1, 2017

Anne Donaldson, of East Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge. She was 95. Born and raised in New Brunswick, she's been a resident of East Brunswick for the past 63 years. Anne was an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Spotswood, and volunteered for their Thrift Store. She enjoyed baking, crocheting and sewing. She's...
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Geraldine Carlino

June 2, 1927 - October 27, 2017

Geraldine Carlino, of North Brunswick, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough. She was 90. Born in Newark, she lived in East Orange and Scotch Plains, before moving to North Brunswick in 1985. Gerry was a salesperson for Lenox Factory Store in Cranbury, before retiring. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace RC Church in North Brunswick and a...
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Josephine DeAngelo

July 4, 1927 - October 23, 2017

Josephine DeAngelo, of East Brunswick, passed away on October 23, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Bayonne on the 4th of July to Konstanty and Marianna Bogdziul, and over the years lived in South River and Ft. Pierce, FL, as well. Jo was predeceased by her loving husband, James, her two sons, Dennis (1987) and Patrick James (1951); sisters Stephanie and Jean, brothers, Peter, Steven and...
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