Obits from North New Jersey, Wednesday, May 30, 2001
WILLIAM J. AGNELLO, 22, of El Cajon, Calif., formerly of Hawthorne, died Thursday. He was a student at San Diego Mesa College. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.
JAMES E. ANDERSON SR., 82, of Bayonne, formerly of Bergenfield, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1992, he was a criminal defense attorney with a law practice in Union City for 40 years. He was a graduate of John Marshall Law School, Jersey City, and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association in 1950. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 194, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: George J. Koch Funeral Home, Bayonne.
GRACE McRAE BARBOUR of Paterson died Sunday. She was a former member of Second Baptist Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
OLIVA MONASTIRO CIOLINO, 84, of Lodi died Monday. Before retiring 20 years ago, she was a seamstress and a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union for 50 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lodi. She was a member of the Lodi Seniors and AARP. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.
EDWIN CONCANNON, 72, of Guttenberg died Sunday. Before retiring, he was an engineer for AT&T, Murray Hill, where he worked for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
LINDA M. CONTE-CUCCURULLO, 41, of Wayne died Monday. She worked in sales for RCL Agencies, Clifton. Previously, she worked in sales and operations for Confreight Marineline, Kearny. She was a member of the Mother's Club, Packanack Lake. She was the first woman commander of the Rudder Club and a member of the Propeller Club, both in Kearny. She was past president of the International Commerce Club, Madison. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
RICHARD DANTE, 68, of San Diego, formerly of Fort Lee, died Saturday. Before retiring, he was president of Dante Studios in Brooklyn, Yonkers, and Mount Vernon, N.Y., which specialized in student photos for parochial schools in the area. He was an Army veteran. Arrangements: A. K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
ROBERT L. DUNNING, 74, of Montvale died Sunday. Before retiring, he worked in sales and service for Scott Electronics, Elmwood Park. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Post 0329. He was a member of the Montvale Seniors. Arrangements: Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge.
LEA H. SCHOLER FREI, 86, of Fairview died Sunday. Arrangements: Leber Funeral Home, Union City.
EUGENE A. GRAZIANO, 94, of Allendale, formerly of Hoboken, died Saturday. He was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1908. Before retiring, he was a self-employed butcher and owned Cottage Meat Market, Leonia, for 25 years. He was past president of the Holy Name Society of St. Ann R.C. Church, and was a third-degree knight with the Knights of Columbus, both in Hoboken. Arrangements: Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.
STEPHEN J. LANGENSTEIN, 47, of Lodi, formerly of Rochelle Park, died Sunday. He was a carpenter for Dimensional Communications Inc., Northvale. He was a member of Bass Masters. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Palisades Park.
ANTHONY L. "CHIC" LEGGIERI, 64, of Hackensack died Monday. Before retiring in 1996, he was a captain for the Hackensack Police Department, where he served for 38 years. He was a member and delegate of Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 9, Hackensack. He also was a member and trustee of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association. He was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church and a member of the Troast Athletic Club, both in Hackensack. Arrangements: G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, Hackensack.
FRED J. LEWIS, 84, of Wyckoff died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a self-employed electrical contractor for 40 years. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Arrangements: Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park.
JIOTTI M. "JERRY" MASSA, 88, of Bergenfield, formerly of West New York, died Monday. Before retiring, he was a banker for Hudson United Bank, Union City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield. He was a member of AVONS Social and Athletic Club and a former member of the Elks, both in West New York. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
FRANK J. MASTRELLI, 82, of Clifton, formerly of Passaic, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1975, he was a driver for Barry's Trucking Co., Wallington, for 35 years. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 560, Union City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew R.C. Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
GEORGE MELIADO, 86, of Ridgefield Park, formerly of Maywood, died Monday. Before retiring in 1988, he was a mechanic for the Maywood Department of Public Works, where he worked for 10 years. Previously, he owned Lakeview Auto Repairs, Little Ferry. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
CARMELA CINQUE MESSINA, 86, of Fair Lawn died Saturday. She was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn, and a member of its Rosary Society and Senior Citizens. She also was a past president of the Fair Lawn Friendship Club. Arrangements: Scillieri Hawthorne Memorial Home, Hawthorne.
ANDREW NOVAK, 77, of Passaic died Friday. Before retiring, he was a leadsman for Pantasote Manufacturing, Passaic. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Flanagan Funeral Home, Clifton.
LEWIS PARKER of Paterson died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a library aide for the Paterson Public Library, and had worked for the Urban League. He was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, Ridgewood, and served on its Usher Board. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
JO ANN PULLEN PERRIUS, 58, of Lakewood, formerly of Park Ridge and Montvale, died Monday. Before retiring last year, she was an administrative assistant for Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, where she worked for 10 years. She was a member and deaconess of Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson. She was a founder of Bergen County Birthright. Arrangements: John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.
ANTOINETTE PICANO, 94, of Emerson died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of Assumption R.C. Church, Emerson, and a member of its Rosary Society. She was a member of the Seniors, the auxiliary of the Emerson Volunteer Fire Department, and the American Legion, all in Emerson. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
MARGUERITE M. TATOSIAN PULIS of Ridgewood died Sunday. She was a parishioner of Christ Episcopal Church, Ridgewood. Arrangements: C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
GERTRUDE M. WHITE RAINEY, 101, of Wayne died Monday. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
WILFRED V. SCHMIDLIN, 93, of Ramsey died Monday. Before retiring, he owned William Tricker Inc., Saddle River. He was a member of St. John Episcopal Church, and a former member of the Rotary Club, both in Ramsey. He was a member of the Hawthorne Fortitude Masonic Lodge, where he was a past master and grand chaplain. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
JOAN I. SHERLOCK, 66, of Montvale died Friday. She was a former administrative assistant for Airco, and Butler International, both in Montvale. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, Park Ridge. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
SHIRLEY MASTROBERTE SIERSMA, 72, of Haledon died Tuesday. She was a member of Preakness Valley United Reformed Church, Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
ANN LAZER TAUB, 90, of Fair Lawn died Tuesday. She was past president of the Woman's American Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
JANET O. THOMAS of Hackensack died Sunday. She had been a probate clerk for the Bergen County Surrogate's Office, Hackensack. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, A Dozen Roses Club, and Majestic Lodge 215, all in Hackensack. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.
RUTH SITLICK WOLF, 59, of Emerson died Sunday. She was a volunteer for Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society, Reach for Recovery, and Hackensack University Medical Center. The body was donated to science.
PETER S. YAGED, 85, of Hawthorne died Tuesday. Before retiring, he owned Hawthorne Machine Products, Hawthorne, for 50 years. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.