Obits from North New Jersey, Tuesday, December 4, 2001
EDNA C. DRAKE BUCHNER, 80, of Ridgefield died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a secretary for Lipton Inc., Englewood Cliffs. She was a member of the English Neighborhood Reformed Church, Ridgefield. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield.
ANNA KOBRYN CHRIST, 95, of Russellville, Ky., formerly of Clifton, died Saturday. She was born in Austria. Arrangements: Sanders Funeral Home, Russellville.
ELISBETHA "ELSIE" ECKSTEIN COMISKEY, 100, of Walpole, Md., formerly of Paterson, died Friday. Before retiring, she was a co-owner of Comiskey's Tavern, Paterson. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
ELIZABETH R. HOFFMAN COVIELLO, 61, of North Haledon died Monday. She worked for Preakness Health Care Center, Wayne. She was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Prospect Park. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
ANNE V. VANDER MAY CRONK, 91, of Little Falls died Saturday. She was a life member of Second Reformed Church, Little Falls, and its Mission Circle and Ladies Guild, and served as a Sunday school teacher. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
DALE L. CUNNINGHAM, 79, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Clifton, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1987, he was vice president of Jiffy Manufacturing Co., Hillsdale, where he worked for 35 years. Subsequently, he founded A. D. Trucking Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 203 and a former member and elder of Allwood Community Church, both in Clifton. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
RICHARD J. DAVIES, 80, of Nanuet, N.Y., formerly of Ramsey, died Sunday. He had worked in the shipping department of Lederle Laboratories, Pearl River, N.Y. He was a member of St. John Episcopal Church, Ramsey, and a former member of its choir. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
GRACE L. TARANTINO DeSTEFANO, 84, of Haledon died Sunday. She was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1921. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
C. LESLIE DETRICK, 92, of the Whiting section of Manchester Township, formerly of Oradell, died Sunday. Before retiring in 1972, he was a teacher at Ferris High School and Dickinson High School, both in Jersey City, and in the Hackensack school system. He was a graduate of Rutgers University. He was a charter member of Masonic Lodge 296; a member of the Lions Club, and a leader of Cub Pack 136 and Boy Scout Troop 36, all in Oradell. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, River Edge. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
HENRY L. FERRI, 73, of Westwood died Sunday. He was a supervisor for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York City, where he worked for 45 years. He was a parishioner of Assumption R.C. Church, Emerson. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
GERALD M. GAYNOR, 66, of Cliffside Park died Saturday. He worked in the shipping and receiving department of Kmart, North Bergen, for 16 years. Arrangements: Hunt-Stellato Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
GENEVIEVE KOMSA GDYK, 74, of East Rutherford, formerly of Wallington, died Saturday. She was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Wallington. Arrangements: Wozniak Home for Funerals, Wallington.
PAUL V. GREEN, 75, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Garfield and Montclair, died Sunday. Before retiring, he was a foreman and former trustee for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1342, Bloomfield. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
JEANETTE SIKKEMA KUIKEN, 82, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Glen Rock, died Monday. She was a member of Faith Community Church, Wyckoff. She was a former member of the Willing Workers, Paterson, and a volunteer for Fair Lawn Hospital and The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.
CHING H. LEUNG, 66, of Mahwah died Saturday. He was born in China and came to the United States in 1971. He was a graduate of the National University of Taiwan, and received master's degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Birmingham, England. He was a senior structural engineer for STV Group in New York for 20 years. He was a member of the Professional Engineers Society of New Jersey and New York. He also taught tai chi chuan at community schools in Ramsey and Midland Park. He was a parishioner of R.C. Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
ROSE DELLA MONICA MATTIOLI, 91, of Hackensack died Monday. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, a member of the Columbiettes of Trinity Council 747, and the Woman's Club, all in Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
ELEANOR M. WILK PISANO, 56, of Wayne, formerly of New Milford, died Monday. Before retiring in 1999, she was a nurse's aide for Emerson Convalescent Center, where she worked for 13 years. She was a parishioner of Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
JAMES G. ROGERS SR., 68, of Paramus died Saturday. Before retiring, he owned James Rogers Inc., Paramus. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Visitation R.C. Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
SOL ROSENBLATT, 90, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Bayonne, died Sunday. Before retiring, he owned City Radio and TV Electronic Service, Paterson. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Jewish War Veterans. He was a member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, and honorary president of the Men's Progress Club. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
JOSEPH G. SCHRECK SR., 89, of West Milford, formerly of Wyckoff, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1982, he was a salesman for Federal Wine and Liquor, Kearny. He was president of Liquor Salesman Association of Federal Wine and Liquor. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
EDITH K. SPIESS SHARPNACK, 74, of Whippany, formerly of Hackensack, died Sunday. Before retiring, she was an administrative assistant for Merrill Lynch. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
MARY A. KREBS SHERIDAN, 99, of Teaneck died Monday. She was a former member of the Teaneck Seniors. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
NANCY M. SMITH, 88, of Clifton died Sunday. She was born in Scotland. Before retiring, she was a comptometer operator in the payroll department of Automatic Data Processing, Clifton, where she worked for 21 years. She was a former member of Allwood Community Church, Clifton, and a member of AARP. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
LULA M. SUTER, 70, of Pocono Lake, Pa., formerly of Hawthorne, died Friday. Arrangements: Bolock Funeral Home, Mount Pocono, Pa.
MARIE KILEY VOWTERAS of Englewood died Saturday. She was a manager for the Clinton Inn, Tenafly. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
ANNA LANGOWSKI WICHLINSKI, 89, of Emerson died Monday. She was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1948. She was a seamstress in Paterson. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne, and was a former parishioner of St. Hyacinth R.C. Church, its Rosary Society, and was a member of the Saints of Poland, all in Paterson. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
ETHEL F. WRIGHT, 87, of Bowie, Md., formerly of Bogota, died Nov. 23. Arrangements: Evans Funeral Home, Bowie.
GEORGE ZERALLI, 89, of Hawthorne died Monday. Before retiring in 1975, he was a machinist for Van Vlaanderen Machine Co., Paterson, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.