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Miscellaneous Obituaries
Queens Co., NY

HOWARD BRENDEL of Glendale died on July 22, 2002 at the age of 79. He was the husband of the late Anne (nee Ciarletta), devoted father of Diane Brendel and Donna Miller, dear brother of Irene Brendel and Frances Kahlert. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 26, 2002 at St. Pancras Church, followed by entombment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the George Werst Funeral Home, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 71-41 Cooper Avenue, Glendale.

ANTHONY M. GUZZARDO died on July 15, 2002 at the age of 67. He was the former husband of Theresa, loving father of Anthony Jr., and Theresa Mazzurco and father-in-law of Geraldine and Sonny, cherished grandfather of Ralph, Eric and Jamie, dear cousin of William Marrone. He served in the Army National Guard of New York. Religious services were held at the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery.

CONNIE DeLUCA died on July 20, 2002 at the age of 83. She was the widow of the late Louis, loving mother of Lois Dabrowski, Angela Pagnozzi and Phillip, mother-in-law of John and Phyllis, dear sister of Roy Longhitano and Millie Bertocchini, cherished grandmother of Paul, Anthony, Philip and DeniseAnn, great-grandmother of Anthony, Katlyn and Jacqueline. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady Of Hope Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

MIRIAM KARUSHAT died on July 19, 2002 at the age of 72. She was the loving mother of Heidi Schwalbach and mother-in-law of Eric, loving grandmother of Danielle, Nicole and Kevin, wife of Paul, cherished sister of Eva Schmier. Religious services were held at the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, officiated by Reverend Michael Ross, followed by interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

BRIAN HARRISON of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, formerly of Ridgewood, died on July 18, 2002 at the age of 48. He was the beloved husband of Beata, devoted father of Christina, Kelly and Veronica, loving stepfather of Bridgette, loving son of Charles and Cecelia, dear brother of Kevin, Cathy Adragna and Jean Bufalo; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Annís Church, Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, followed by cremation. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bolock Funeral Home in Dresel, Pennsylvania.

CELSO FAUSTINO of Staten Island died on July 15, 2002 at the age of 62. A native of the Philippines, he was the beloved husband of Angelina, devoted father of Adrian and Lynn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbertís Church, followed by entombment in the Cemetery of the Resurrection. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Wasmund & Sorice Funeral Chapels, 70-17 Cooper Avenue, Glendale.

JAMES DIEHL of Ridgewood, died on July 6, 2002 at the age of 78. He was the husband of the late Rosemary, loving brother-in-law of Charles Holden. Services were held at the Wasmund & Sorice Funeral Chapels, 71-07 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery.

EDWIN R. MOGELNICKI died on July 6, 2002 at the age of 64. He was the dear brother of Frank Mogelnicki. A memorial service will be held on July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

ALBERT SCHAD of Howard Beach died on July 19, 2002 at the age of 74. A native of Queens, he was the beloved husband of Angela. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, followed by interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood

KASPER G. REGER of Colorado Springs, Colorado died on July 16, 2002 at the age of 78. A native of New York, he was the husband of the late Grace, devoted father of Mary Ann, Kasper, John and Mark Reger and Elizabeth Carnell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Services were held at graveside, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

VITO RANDAZZO of Ridgewood died on July 15, 2002 at the age of 68. A native of Bengasi, Libya, he was the beloved husband of Rosalie, devoted father of Vincent Randazzo, Antoinette Bay, Catherine Randazzo and Maria DeMonte, dear brother of Ignazio Randazzo, fond grandfather of Vincent and Cristina. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

JULIA HAPSCH of Ridgewood died on July 19, 2002 at the age of 53. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was the beloved wife of Thomas Wilson, dear sister of Bruce Hapsch, Margaret Hapsch and Mary Wolher. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

EMILIAN TURKOANE of Glendale died on July 20, 2002 at the age of 64. A native of Yugoslavia, he was the beloved husband of Sofia, dear grandfather of Cornel. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Fr. Toma Stojshich. Interment was in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery.

CHARLES KAMINS of Brooklyn died on July 15, 2002 at the age of 84. A native of Poland, he was the devoted father of Jack Kamins. He was a veteran of World War II. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, followed by interment in Ahavath Gerim Cemetery, South Burlington, Vermont.

FELICITA YOLANDA QUISPE died on July 16, 2002 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of Joseph, devoted mother of Joseph; also survived by four grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Child of Jesus Church, followed by interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

MARGARET LARKIN (nee Kelly) of County Kerry, Ireland, died on July 17, 2002 at the age of 72. She was the widow of the late John, devoted mother of Kathleen Chavanne, John and Maureen, dear sister of Nel, Kit and Thomas; also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

DAVID SIEGEL died on July 16, 2002 at the age of 65. He was the son of the late Abraham and Fanny, dear friend of Nancy Harrison, Stanley Regan, Mark Miller and Robert Semensohn. Services were officiated by Rabbi Morton Green, followed by interment in Beth Moses Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

BEN GIAMBALVO of Glendale died on July 17, 2002 at the age of 91. A native of Italy, he was the husband of the late Josephine, devoted father of Phil, Peter and Joseph, dear brother of Frances Giambalvo; also survived by six grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. Interment was in St. Johnís Cemetery under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

JANIS BLACHER died on September 20, 2002 at the age of 27. A native of Berlin, Germany, she was the dear sister of Angelekah Gussmann in Berlin. Interment was in Judisch Friedhof, Berlin, Germany. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

LOUIS SIMONCIC of Woodside died on September 24, 2002 at the age of 89. A native of Leskovec, Slovania, he was the husband of the late Fani, devoted father of Damjanka and Nevenka, dear friend of George Tomov. Services were held at the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend Krisolog Cimerman of St. Cyrilís Church, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

PETER KOWALD of Wuppertal, Germany died on September 21, 2002 at the age of 58. A native of Masserberg, Germany, he was the devoted father of Sytske and Maruta Kowald in the Netherlands, dear brother of Cornelia Tsirigotis in the Netherlands. Interment was in Friedhofsamt Unterbarmen, Wuppertal, Germany, under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

MARY P. COMMISKY died on September 26, 2002 at the age of 61. She was the devoted mother of Susan Fumal, Robert, Jennifer and Patricia, dear sister of Patrick Hoare, Kathleen OíBrien, Joan Williams and Finbar Hoare, cherished grandmother of Ashley, Alexandra and Sean. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbertís Church, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

MARYANN S. OST (The Karaoke Queen) died on September 27, 2002 at the age of 40. She was the cherished daughter of Sylvia and John Ost, dear sister of John, Marie, Ronny Melio, Eddie Melio, and April Melio; also survived by numerous aunts and uncles. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Transfiguration Church, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

MARIE NIGRO died on September 24, 2002. She was the widow of the late Joseph, devoted mother of Rocky, Nicholas, Ann Marie Klatch and Joseph, dear sister of Frances, Anna and John; also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Hope Church, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

PATRICIA THOMPSON of Ridgewood, died on September 28, 2002 at the age of 63. A native of Brooklyn, she was the beloved wife of George, devoted mother of Charles, Sean, Paul and Mary-Jo Cotignola; also survived by three grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church, followed by interment in St. Charles Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

MARIO AGUAYO died on September 28, 2002 at the age of 52. He was the beloved husband of Iris M., devoted father of Allen. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

ROSALIA MANGANO died on September 28, 2002. She was the widow of the late Angelo, devoted mother of Maria, Agatha and Angela. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Hope Church, followed by entombment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

LEONA ALBERT died on September 28, 2002. She was the devoted mother of Raymond, Catherine and the late Lorraine; also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Bridgetís Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

NEREIDA MARRERO died on September 23, 2002 at the age of 85. She was the devoted mother of Victor Marrero; also survived by four grandchildren. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

RUTH A. RIZZI died on September 26, 2002. She was the beloved wife of Anthony, devoted mother of Ruth Ann, Thomas and Maureen, dear sister of Joseph; also survived by four grandchildren. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society of Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal Church. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, followed by entombment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

JOHN A. SNADECKY of Ridgewood died on September 23, 2002 at the age of 61. A native of Brooklyn, he was the beloved husband of Anne, devoted father of Anne-Marie Snadecky-Scalfaro and Juliann Duggan; also survived by three grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Aloysius Church, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

IRENE KENT of New York died on September 26, 2002 at the age of 88. A native of New York, she was the widow of the late Walter, devoted mother of Steven and Charlotte Kent; also survived by three grandchildren. Services were held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, followed by interment in Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, New York. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

HOWARD McKEWEN of Middle Village died on September 26, 2002 at the age of 92. A native of Brooklyn, he was the husband of the late Ilsa. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend Ernest Stafford, followed by interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery.

RICHARD HUBER of Glendale died on November 25, 2002 at the age of 73. A native of Mainberg, Germany and owner of Superior Interlock Corporation, he was the beloved husband of Mathilda, devoted father of Richard A. and father-in-law of Ingrid, dear brother of Joseph Huber. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Pancras Church, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the George Werst Funeral HomeóA Dignity Memorial Provider, 71-41 Cooper Avenue, Glendale.

JOSEPH C. GIULIANO died on November 24, 2002 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Antoinette (Nettie), loving father of Mary Jane Lee and Anthony and father-in-law of Vincent Lee and Hanna Giuliano, dear brother of Jennie Torre, cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Joseph, Michael, Peter and Christopher. He was a World War II marine veteran. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Maryís Church, followed by interment in Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

AGUSTINA LLANES died on November 30, 2002 at the age of 91. She was the widow of the late Andres, loving mother of Andres and mother-in-law of Pilar, cherished grandmother of Janice Llanes Fabry and Janine Llanes Granelli, great-grandmother of Jena, Zachary, Jesi, Zoe, Spencer and Jason. Religious Services were held at the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, followed by interment in Lutheran/ All Faiths Cemetery.

LENA CIRONE died on November 27, 2002 at the age of 93. She was the widow of the late Paul, mother of the late Barbara and Paul and mother-in-law of Carol, dear sister of Viola Tropiano and the late Charles Rodano, cherished grandmother of Joan, Joseph, Karen and Susan, great-grandmother of Peter, Jason and Nicholas. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Francis de Paola Church, followed by interment in St. Charles Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

EMILY CELLO died on November 29, 2002 at the age of 67. She was the daughter of the late John and Lucy Cello, loving sister of Mildred Cello and the late Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Transfiguration Church, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

DOROTHY WIGGER died on November 29, 2002 at the age of 84. She was the widow of the late George, loving mother of Patricia Hoth and George, and mother-in-law of Donald and Linda, dear sister of Gladys Reed, cherished grandmother of Theresa, Karle and Chris. Religious Services were held at the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, officiated by Reverend Michael Ross, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

CALIXTA ROSA died on November 26, 2002 at the age of 92. She was the widow of the late Ricardo, loving mother of Yolanda Carmona, Gilbert, and Carlos, dear sister of Edith Lago, cherished grandmother of Yvonne, Gilbert, Jonathon, Vanessa, Yvette and Carlos. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Maryís Church, followed by interment in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

ROBERT W. BACHERT SR. died on November 28, 2002 at the age of 55. He was the beloved husband of Virginia, loving father of Robert Jr., Eric, Daniel, Clinton and Kimberly, dear brother of Linda Lewis and Richard Bachert. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Haspel Staab Post. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbertís Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

WILLIAM MELIA of County Leitrim, Ireland, died on November 25, 2002. He was the husband of the late Mary, devoted father of Kathleen Abbondolo, Margaret Coco, Maureen Heggers, Michael and the late Loretta Mildenberger, dear brother of Kathleen Adley and Rose Sherwin; also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, followed by interment in Pinelawn Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

MARIE CARLSON died on November 25, 2002. She was the widow of the late Clarence, devoted mother of Raymond C.; also survived by three grandchildren. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by interment in Oceanview Cemetery.

ANNE M. REILLY died on November 28, 2002 at the age of 69. She was the devoted aunt of Debra DíAmato, Joyce LaGrassa and Robert DíAmato. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery.

JOSEPH AUSTIN STORZ died on November 25, 2002 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Florence. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

KENNETH RICHARD SCHOCK JR., died on November 29, 2002. He was the loving son of Dorothy and Kenneth Sr., dear brother of Lisa Maltese and Thomas Linda. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

ROBERT SIGMUND died on November 24, 2002 at the age of 76. A native of Gottschee, Austria, he was the husband of Marianne, beloved father of Marianne Castillo, grandfather of Erik and Alex, uncle of Lorene Hiris and Matthew Sturm. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schwille Funeral Home, 66-32 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, followed by interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery.

PETER POD of Glendale died on November 27, 2002 at the age of 81. A native of Vladimirovic, Yugoslavia, he was the beloved husband of Maria, devoted father of Sofia Barbu and George Pod; also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery.

NICOLAE OPREA of Roosevelt Island died on November 26, 2002 at the age of 86. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, he was the beloved husband of Marieta Dumitrescu, devoted father of Radu Oprea. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend Father Victor Runcanu, followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery.

JOSEPH J. LOMBARDO of Margate, Florida died on November 26, 2002 at the age of 64. A native of Brooklyn, he was the loving son of Margaret, dear brother of Patricia Aurora. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Deacon Philip Ehresmann, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery.


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