Obits from North New Jersey, Wednesday, October 3, 2001
NICHOLAS ANDRETTA, 39, of New York City, formerly of Paramus and Hasbrouck Heights, died Wednesday. He was a member of Carpenter's Union Local 592. Arrangements: Franciani, Taylor, and Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune.
ALICE A. BEST of Teaneckdied Sunday. She had been a domestic worker. She was a member of Community Baptist Church, Englewood, and its choir. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
BETTY M. CHIAPPA, 73, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Lyndhurst, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1990, she was a computer operator for Sportswear by Pronto, East Rutherford, where she worked for 15 years. Arrangements: Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington.
MICHAEL J. DANZITZ, 72, of Clifton died Monday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a tractor-trailer driver for North Penn Transfer Inc., Jersey City, where he worked for 43 years. He was a member of Teamsters Locals 641, Union, and 617, Ridgefield Park. He was a parishioner of St. Clare R.C. Church, Clifton, where he served as an usher. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
LOLITA DAVIS of Hackensack died Monday. Before retiring, she was a caregiver and aide at the Martin Luther King Center, Hackensack. She was a member of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, Hackensack, where she was a Sunday school teacher, trustee, and a member of the choir, Missionary Society, and Helping Hand Club. She also was a member of the Jersey City district of the New Jersey Conference of AME Zion Churches and had been a delegate to its annual conference. She was past president of the Jersey City district of the Woman's Home and Overseas Missionary Society and was a member of the National Council of Churches. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.
SADIE E. EVERETT DeVILLIS, 93, of West New York died Monday. Before retiring, she was a librarian for the West New York Board of Education, where she also served as its past president. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, West New York. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
DOROTHY SIMONSEN GAROFALO, 90, of Rochelle Park, formerly of Little Ferry, died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a bookbinder. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
EDWARD F. GLACE JR., 69, of Elmwood Park died Monday. Before retiring last year, he was an account executive for Janney Montgomery Scott, New York City, where he worked for 47 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Leo R.C. Church, Elmwood Park, where he served as an usher and was a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a member of Elks Lodge 60, the Senior Friendship Club, and the Home Owners Association, all in Elmwood Park, and AARP. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
JOHN J. KENNEY of East Bridgewater, formerly of Ringwood, died Monday. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Arrangements: Wales-Prophet Funeral Home, East Bridgewater.
JASON E. LEWIS, 25, of Passaic died Friday. He was a member of Word of God Temple Pentecostal Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
MARK A. MANCINI, 45, of New Milford died Monday. He worked for Instrumentation Laboratories, Orangeburg, N.Y. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Oradell. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
JOAN G. LUBACZ MARSH, 94, of Lyndhurst died Saturday. She was born in Poland. She was a parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church, Lyndhurst, and a member of its Rosary Society and Leisure Citizens Club. She had been president of the auxiliary of United Transportation Union Lodge 757 and past northeast regional president of the Fleet Reserve Association, both in Jersey City. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
SISTER LOUISE MINELLI, FMA of Haledon died Monday. She was born in Italy and pronounced her first vows there in 1936 before coming to the United States. She served as a missionary and was then a teacher at St. Michael's School, Paterson. Arrangements: Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, Franklin Lakes.
RICHARD J. MORGAN, 66, of Glen Rock died Sept. 11 in the World Trade Center attack. Before retiring last year, he was vice president of emergency management for Con Edison, New York City. He remained with Con Edison as an emergency management consultant. He was an Army veteran and had served in the Army National Guard Reserve. He was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Glen Rock. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
MICHAEL A. NICKLUS, 77, of Toms River, formerly of Ridgewood, died Saturday. He had been a mechanic at Central Garage, Ridgewood. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
IRMA H. PARKE, 82, of Westwood died Monday. She was a member of AARP. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
PAUL E. PRIOR of Little Ferry died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1989, he was a foreman for Ferguson Propeller Co., Hoboken, where he worked for 50 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Ancient Order of the Deep and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 809, Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
REMO A. ROMITELLI, 70, of Wayne died Monday. Before retiring in 1991, he was a concrete truck driver for Raia Concrete, Mahwah, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Annunciation R.C. Church, Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
FRED P. SAVASTANO, 46, of Paterson died Monday. Before retiring, he was a painting contractor. Arrangements: Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, Pa.
MELVIN J. SIMMONS, 74, of Ridgefield Park died Sunday. Before retiring in 1984, he worked for Xerox Corp. for 17 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Bluegrass Association. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
MARTHA H. TAYLOR, 64, of Hackensack died Monday. She had been a laundress at Bergen County Regional Medical Center, Paramus. She was a member of Little Bethel Holiness Church. Arrangements: Conyers Funeral Home, Hackensack.
ANN G. McGRATH TUITE of Cliffside Park, formerly of New Milford, died Tuesday. She had been a clerk and key-punch operator for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York City. She was a parishioner of Epiphany R.C Church, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
ELIZABETH E. WIGGINS, 81, of the Holiday City section of Berkeley Township, formerly of Glen Rock, died Monday. Before retiring in 1973, she worked for the Mandee Shop in Glen Rock. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Toms River. Arrangements: Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River.
GEORGE C. WYCHE, 73, of Paterson died Monday. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
MARY OBRYCKA YURASEK, 87, of Bergenfield died Monday. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
DESPINA P. ZESSOS, 87, of Morganville, formerly of Fort Lee, died Monday. She was a former member of St. Spyrodon Greek Orthodox Church, New York City. Arrangements: Holmdel Funeral Home.