Obits from North New Jersey, Sunday, June 10, 2001
CAMILLE OCONE APPELLO, 77, of Garfield, formerly of North Bergen, died Friday. Before retiring, she was a machine operator for 30 years. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
ROCHELLE ARKUSH, 77, of Fort Lee died Thursday. She was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1946. She had been active in Hadassah and the Jewish Community Center, Fort Lee. She was a Holocaust survivor. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
LEO J. BOCAGE, 81, of Woodhull, N.Y., formerly of Rutherford, died Monday. Before retiring, he was a teacher and also worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Arrangements: H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Woodhull.
WILLIAM DeGRAAF, 66, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Clifton, died Thursday. He was a graduate of Cornell University and was a charter member of its Athletic Hall of Fame. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
GEORGE DePALMA, 88, of Lakewood, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1982, he was plant manager of Roman Frozen Food Products, South Hackensack, where he worked for 25 years. Arrangements: D'Elia Funeral Home, Lakewood.
ROSARIO M. DePASQUA, 75, of Lodi died Friday. Before retiring, he was a driver for Hackensack Cab Co. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
ZORA ZIVANOVIC DOBRIC, 53, of Butler, formerly of Paterson, died Saturday. She was born in Yugoslavia and came to the United States in 1984. She had been a cook at the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Joseph's Home, Totowa, where she worked for 16 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
JOSEPH DURANTE, 93, of North Bergen died Friday. He was born in Argentina. Before retiring, he was a self-employed cabinetmaker for 50 years. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
CHARLOTTE D. WRIGHT EDDINGS, 79, of Englewood died Saturday. She had been an administrative assistant for the Englewood Recreation Department. Previously, she was personal secretary to David Dinkins during his tenure as mayor of New York City. She was a former member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Englewood, and a member of AARP. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
KENNETH R. GOODHEART, 43, of Passaic died Friday. He worked for the New York Times. He was a Navy veteran. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
GLORIA HERRERA, 76, of Harrington Park died Thursday. She had been an accountant for Allyn and Bacon, Rockleigh. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
WILLIAM H. KELLEY, 76, of Ringwood died Saturday. Before retiring four years ago, he was a supervisor for Royal Master Grinders, Oakland, where he worked for 50 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former special police officer in Wanaque. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
CHARLES R. "SKIP" LAKE, 68, of Old Tappan died Thursday. Before retiring in 1988, he was a lieutenant with the Old Tappan Police Department, where he served for 25 years. He was a member of Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 206 and the Old Tappan Volunteer Fire Department. He was an Army veteran. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
HERBERT E. MOORE, 80, of Berkeley Township, formerly of Paramus and Jersey City, died Friday. Before retiring in 1983, he was a production foreman for Atlantic Can Co., Passaic, where he worked for 37 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beachwood, and a former member of Christ Lutheran Church, Paramus. Arrangements: Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River.
KATHERINE N. PAKOSINSKI, 73, of Hawthorne died Thursday. Before retiring in 1993, she was a clerk for Haband Co., Prospect Park, where she worked for 20 years. She was a former member of United Methodist Church, Midland Park. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.
ALEXANDER L. PETO, 81, of Bridgeport, Conn., formerly of Clifton, died Friday. Before retiring in 1988, he was a licensed real estate and insurance agent for 50 years and co-owned the Henry L. Peto Agency, Clifton. He was an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of the Bronze Star, and a life member of American Legion Post 347, Clifton. He was a member of St. Peter Episcopal Church, Clifton, where he was former warden and member of the vestry. He was a 52-year member and past president of the Optimist Club, Clifton; a life member of Elks Lodge 1569, Clifton; past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Passaic County, and a member of AARP. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.
MARJORIE C. McDERMOTT REHILL, 83, of Allendale, formerly of Jersey City, died Friday. She was a parishioner of Guardian Angel R.C. Church, Allendale, and a member of the Ridgewood Art Barn. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
JOSEPHINE A. SACHER-TURANSKY SAUNDERS, 84, of Emerson, formerly of Ridgefield Park, died Friday. Before retiring, she was a food server at St. Bartholomew Church, New York City. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
LeROY W. SCHUBERT, 93, of Wyckoff died Friday. Before retiring in 1999, he worked in real estate for 43 years. Previously, he co-owned Leewal Co. Inc. He was a member of Wyckoff Reformed Church. He was a member and past president of the Teaneck Rotary and IOREBA, and a member the Order of DeMolay. He had served on the boards of directors of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and the Ridgewood Country Club. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
LUCY PUCCI SEREK, 77, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Lodi, died Friday. Before retiring in 1988, she was a dietary aide for Hackensack University Medical Center, where she worked for 25 years. She was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, Hasbrouck Heights, and a member of its Rosary Society. She was a member of AARP. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
WILLIAM E. VAN HINE, 84, of Clifton died Friday. Before retiring in 1993, he owned William E. Van Hine General Contracting Co., Clifton. Previously, he was a machinist for Raybestos-Manhattan Co., Passaic, where he worked for 28 years. He was a member of United Reformed Church and Masonic Lodge 203, both in Clifton. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
MARIA GIANDOLFO VOLPE, 78, of Passaic died Saturday. She was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1947. Before retiring, she was a seamstress for Harrinburg Coats and previously worked for East Can, both in Passaic. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.