Obits from North New Jersey, Sunday, October 14, 2001
VINCENT F. BUTLER SR., 86, of Secaucus died Friday. He had been a deckhand for the Staten Island Ferry Co., where he worked for 30 years. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Secaucus, and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3776, Secaucus, and American Legion Post 118. Arrangements: Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.
JOSEPHINE P. PERDOS CANNATA, 85, of Dumont died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of St Mary R.C. Church, Dumont. Arrangements Frech Funeral Home, Dumont.
ANN L. CHASE FIELD, 70, of Maplewood, formerly of Passaic, died Thursday. Arrangements: Marrocco Memorial Chapel, Colfax Avenue, Clifton.
DORIS E. HENDERSON GNADE-BROWNING, 83, of Hawthorne died Friday. She was a member of Hawthorne Methodist Church. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
MARY J. GURKIE, 91, of Clifton, formerly of Jersey City, died Friday. Before retiring, she was a maintenance worker for the Hudson County school district. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.
ORIS H. HINTON, 89, of Englewood died Thursday. Before retiring in 1981, he was a compounder at Compton and Knowles Corp. in Fair Lawn, where he worked for 20 years. He also worked at Kellogg Co., Edgewater, for 20 years. He was a member of the Chemical Workers Union in Edgewater. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Englewood, where he had been treasurer, served on its board of trustees, and was past president of its Men's Club. He had been a member of the Englewood Tennis Club and was a former singles and doubles champion of the New Jersey Tennis Association. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
DOMINIC J. LOSQUATRO, 85, of New Milford died Thursday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a mechanic for Con Edison, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
THERESA DESORT TOBITZ McDONNELL of Norwood, formerly of Bogota, died Friday. She had been a teller for Bankers Trust Co., New York City. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
SAHAG D. MEDZADOURIAN, 79, of Washington Township, formerly of Fair Lawn and Palisades Park, died Friday. Before retiring, he was a self-employed carpenter. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Washington Township. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
EDWIN MUELLER, 88, of Wood-Ridge, formerly of Jersey City, died Friday. Before retiring in 1977, he was vice president of the boiler and machine department of Continental Insurance Co., New York City. He was a graduate of Newark College of Engineering. He was a member of Wood-Ridge First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of Euclid Masonic Lodge, Hasbrouck Heights, and a former Boy Scout leader in Jersey City. Arrangements: Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge.
BEATRICE L. NORLING, 95, of Carlstadt died Friday. She had been an organist for St. John Episcopal Church, Jersey City, and a computer programmer for Flintkote Co., Carlstadt. She was a member of St. Mary the Virgin Church, New York City, and a member of the Organist Guild and Chapter 24 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
SADIE VOLPE POLIZZI, 79, of Totowa, formerly of Paterson, died Wednesday. Before retiring, she was a waitress. Arrangements: Della Torre Funeral Home, Paterson.
CELIA STETIN PORTELA, 86, of Haledon died Saturday. She was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1918. She had been a seamstress and was a member of the International Ladies' Garments Workers Union. She was a member of the Totowa Seniors. Arrangements: DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, Haledon.
JOHN A. RUSSO of Fairview, formerly of Jersey City, died Friday. Before retiring, he was a heavy equipment operator for Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in Secaucus. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield.
JOHN J. "BERNIE" SCHWARTZ, 79, of Moonachie died Saturday. Before retiring in 1987, he was a truck driver for Fitzsimmons Trucking Co., New York City, where he worked for 20 years. More recently, he was a school bus driver. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3616, Wood-Ridge, and American Legion Post 310, Little Ferry. He was a three-term Moonachie councilman. He was a member of the Senior Citizens, past president of the Athletic Association, and chairman of the Boy Scouts, all in Moonachie. He was an exempt member of Hose Company 2 of the Moonachie Volunteer Fire Department and a volunteer for the Helping Hands of Rochelle Park. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
ARTHUR J. TIERNEY, 75, of Prospect Park, formerly of Hawthorne, died Friday. Before retiring in 1989, he was an insurance salesman for Prudential Life Insurance Co. in Cedar Grove. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Prospect Park. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council, Fair Lawn, and the Hawthorne Senior Citizens. Arrangements: DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, Haledon.
THOMAS N. VENTURA, 73, of Hawthorne died Saturday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a tile setter subcontractor and had been a custodian for the Dumont Board of Education for 20 years. He was an Army veteran. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
ALBERT P. VIDA SR., 82, of Wallington died Friday. Before retiring in 1987, he was a maintenance worker for Montclair State University. Previously, he worked for Uniroyal Corp., Passaic, for 33 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2640, Wallington. He was a parishioner of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C Church and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 3644, both in Wallington. He was a former Republican County Committeeman. He was a member of the Wallington Senior Citizens. Arrangements: Kamienski Funeral Home, Wallington.
DONALD T. WHEELER, 44, of Brooklyn, formerly of Bergenfield, died Saturday. He had been a carpenter. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.