Obits from North New Jersey, Sunday, December 9, 2001
FRANK ADELGAIS, 61, of Maywood died Saturday. He had worked at the International House of Pancakes in Fair Lawn. He was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, Maywood. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
MILDRED S. DeFREITAS BRYANT, 86, of Teaneck died Friday. She was born in Panama. She had been a counselor at the Bronx Children's Home, where she worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
MARY QUIGLEY CALLAHAN, 84, of Paramus died Friday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Visitation R.C. Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
ANTONIO CARABALLO, 78, of Paramus died Thursday. He was born in Puerto Rico. Before retiring in 1988, he was a waiter at the Sheraton Hotel and was a member of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, both in New York City. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Maywood.
ANNA F. CICATELLI, 83, of Washington Township died Saturday. She had been a cashier for American Express Co., New York City, where she worked for 35 years. She was past president of the Westwood Ladies UNICO. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
PAUL CRAPARO, 91, of Garfield died Friday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a business agent for the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union, New York City, where he worked for 30 years. He was a parishioner of Most Holy Name R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn.
STEPHEN J. DAVARIS, 86, of Secaucus died Friday. Before retiring in 1990, he owned Steve's Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service, Secaucus, for 40 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.
WILLIAM F. DILLON of Pompton Lakes died Saturday. He had been a senior security consultant in the fire safety industry. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Pompton Lakes. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
SALLY PHILBRICK EMRA, 87, of Wayne, formerly of Glen Rock and Wyckoff, died Friday. Before retiring, she was a secretary to Donald McNeill, Ho-Ho-Kus, where she worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
MARIE JONES GASKIN, 81, of Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Rutherford, died Friday. Arrangements: Macagna-Diffily Funeral Home, Rutherford.
STELLA WRONA GRACZYK, 85, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Bayonne, died Saturday. She was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
JOHN H. KEVORKIAN, 72, of Palisades Park died Friday. He was born in Egypt and came to the United States in 1968. Before retiring, he owned the Palisade Machine Shop. Arrangements: A. K. Macagana Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
ELSA LUCCI, 67, of Paterson died Wednesday. She was born in Italy. Arrangements: Aquino Colonial Funeral Home, Paterson.
LONA MACK, 76, of Bloomingdale died Thursday. Before retiring 20 years ago, she owned the Red Barn Dance Studio, Butler. Arrangements: Cremation Funerals of New Jersey, Harrison.
ETHEL A. ROBINSON MELODY, 92, of Closter died Friday. Before retiring in 1967, she was a telephone operator for New York Telephone Co. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
W. BRIAN MODERACK, 55, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Fair Lawn and Franklin Lakes, died Wednesday. He was a graduate of the New York Maritime Academy and the U.S. Army Officer Candidate Training School. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and recipient of the Bronze Star. Arrangements: Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, Manchester Township.
JOSEPHINE RANDAZZO MONTALBANO of Fort Lee died Wednesday. She was a parishioner of Madonna R.C. Church, Fort Lee. She was a member of the Fort Lee Republican Club and AARP. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
HERBERT MOTZKO, 88, of Ridgewood died Friday. Before retiring, he was a mason. He was a parishioner of St. Luke R.C. Church, Ho-Ho-Kus. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
CIRO OLIMPIO, 67, of Paterson died Friday. He was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1972. Before retiring in 1988, he was a machinist for Zenith Dye, Paterson. He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church and a member of the Roma Club, both in Paterson. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.
EDITH PICCOLO, 88, of Ridgefield Park died Friday. Before retiring in 1978, she was a clerk in the bureau of publications of Teachers College, New York City, where she worked for 25 years. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
JAMES PUGLIESE, 71, of Paterson died Friday. Before retiring in 1992, he owned Pugliese's Restaurant, Paterson, for 11 years, and had previously owned Jimmy's Towing, Paterson, for 15 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Pompei R.C. Church and was a member of the Italian Circle, both in Paterson. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
BARBARA E. PEZZILLO RUSSO of Moonachie died Friday. She had been an account manager for Evans Co., Moonachie, where she worked for 26 years. She was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church, Hoboken. Arrangements: J. Rocciola Funeral Home, Hackensack.
RUTH M. TASSIELLO SANTARSIERO, 81, of Palm Springs, Calif., formerly of Ridgefield, died Friday. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
THADDEUS SZARAWARSKI, 77, of Garfield died Friday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a pharmaceutical mechanic for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, where he worked for 36 years and was a member of the Roches Retirees Club and its Rifle Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2867, Garfield. He was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Garfield.
BERNARD L. "BERT" VAN POPERING, 83, of Hawthorne died Saturday. He had owned the White Laundry and Budget Rent-a-Car, both in Passaic. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, North Haledon, where he served as a member of the finance committee, recording secretary, and sexton. He also was a former treasurer and trustee of the church. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.