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Obits from North New Jersey, November 8, 2001

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 28 January 2008, at 11:45 a.m.

From North New Jersey, Thursday, November 8, 2001:

LEON A. BLEKICKI, 79, of Paramus, formerly of Jersey City, died Monday. He was born in Poland. Before retiring in 1985, he was a tailor for Schlesinger's, West New York, where he worked for 26 years. He was a parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church, Lyndhurst. He was a member of the Polish Congress of New Jersey. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.

LAWRENCE K. BROWNING, 56, of Ridgewood died Friday. He was a financial manager for Mayer, Brown & Platt, New York City. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California. He was a member of West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. He had been assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 7, Ridgewood. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.

IRENE DREYER BUTNARESCU, 80, of Fort Lee died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1988, she was a buyer and supervisor for J. C. Penney department store, New York City. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Fort Lee. She was a member of the Fort Lee Main Street Senior Club. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.

MELVIN A. DALY, 77, of Teaneck died Tuesday. Before retiring 12 years ago, he was a supervisor for the New York State Department of Insurance, where he worked for 30 years. He was a graduate of Howard University. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.

MARY E. PATON FLYNN, 87, of Elmwood Park, formerly of Ridgefield Park, died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.

JOAN L. TONELSON JAFFE, 74, of North Bergen and Shelter Island, N.Y., died Wednesday. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.

WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, 66, of New York City, formerly of Englewood, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1996, he was a marine engineer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He also was a self-employed plumbing engineer. He was an Army veteran. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.

ANN S. JONES, 67, of Ridgewood died Sunday. She had been a fashion coordinator for Vogue magazine, New York City. She was a graduate of Syracuse University. She was a member of West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. She was past president of the College Club and the Home and School Association, both in Ridgewood. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.

FRANK P. LEONARD, 71, of Little Ferry died Monday. Before retiring in 1989, he was an accountant for Paribas Bank, New York City, where he worked for 15 years and was a member of the National Certified Internal Auditors Club. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a recipient of two Purple Hearts, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 809, Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.

JOHN A. LYONS, 88, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Tenafly, died Monday. Before retiring in 1976, he was a dispatcher for the New York City Transit Authority, where he worked for 40 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.

FREDERICK A. McDERMOTT, 70, of Battle Ground, Wash., died Sunday. Before retiring in 1986, he was director of contract administration for Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Corp. in Wayne. He was a graduate of Rutgers University. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Arrangements: Layne's Funeral Home, Battle Ground.

JOSEPH G. MOUCHA, 84, of Fairview died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1993, he was a salesman for Brooks Bros. in East Chester, N.Y. He was an Army Air Corps veteran, a recipient of the Purple Heart, and a member of the American Legion in Fairview. He was a member of the Sokols, Guttenberg, and CSA of Bergen County. He was a parishioner of R.C. Church of the Epiphany, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

MARY B. MASCARI PANTELONE, 93, of Paterson died Wednesday. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.

JAMES PAYNE, 47, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., formerly of Clifton, died Wednesday. He had been an auto body technician. Arrangements: Gorny & Opuda Lakeview Memorial Home, Clifton.

ANNE PIDA, 88, of Lakewood, formerly of Clifton, died Sunday. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Passaic. Arrangements: J. C. Fila Lexington Memorial Home, Clifton.

JOSEPHINE M. POTERA, 74, of Clifton died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of St. John Kanty R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.

JOSEPH N. ROMANO, 94, of Fort Lee died Wednesday. Before retiring, he worked in the embroidery business. Arrangements: Macagna-Diffily Funeral Home, Rutherford.

PAYAL B. SHAH, 18, of Wayne died Tuesday. She was a student at Virginia Satell Learning Center for Special Children, Montclair. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.

OWEN E. SMITH, 72, of Waldwick died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York City, where he worked for 30 years. He was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI in Quantico, Va. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a parishioner of R.C. Church of the Nativity, Midland Park. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.

HAZEL U. SWANSON, 101, of Norwood died Wednesday. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.

LESLIE W. WATTERSTON, 90, of Rutherford died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a buyer for Bamberger & Son, Newark. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, past commander of American Legion Post 109 and the Bergen County Legion, and past president of the Rutherford Old Guard. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and had been a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church, both in Rutherford. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 152 and Chapter 24 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rutherford. He was a member of the RTA Republican Club, the board of governors of the Adult School, and a charter member of the Volunteer Ambulance Corps, all in Rutherford. He also was town and gown chaplain of the Golden Age Club and founder of the Starfish, both in Rutherford. Arrangements: Collins-Calhoun Funeral Home, Rutherford.

BARBARA A. WICKS, 66, of Portland, Maine, formerly of Englewood, died Tuesday. She had been a social worker at a settlement house in New York City and a volunteer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. She was a member of Episcopal Church, Englewood. Arrangements: Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, Portland.

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