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Obits from North New Jersey, April 4, 2002

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Date: Monday, 28 January 2008, at 1:18 p.m.

Obits from North New Jersey, Thursday, April 4, 2002

GEORGIA M. ANDERSON of Hackensack died Sunday. She had been a teacher for the Paterson school system. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.

RICHARD J. BARNES, 68, of Lake Ariel, Pa., formerly of Oradell, died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a partner in Townley, Updike, New York City. He was a graduate of Mount St. Mary College, Emmitsburg, Md., and Columbia University Law School. He was a member of the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania bar associations. Arrangements: James H. Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.

ANTHONY S. BONURA, 81, of Lodi died Wednesday. Before retiring, he owned Tony's Dairy, Lodi, for 50 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lodi. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Lodi. He was a former councilman and member of the Lions Club, both in Lodi. Arrangements: Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.

JOHN A. BRESEE, 62, of Montclair, formerly of Kearny, died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was a radiologist at West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of the North Arlington Elks Lodge. Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Lodi.

MINERVA BROSSA-RIVERA, 73, of Wyckoff, formerly of Franklin Lakes, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 2000, she was an art professor at Bergen Community College, Paramus, and an art teacher at the Fair Lawn Community School. She was a member of the Audubon Artists and the New Jersey Painters and Sculptors Society. She was honored by the Venezuela Ministry of Education. Her artwork was exhibited internationally and her painting are held in museums and private collections throughout North and South America. She was a member of Bethany Church, Wyckoff. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.

FIORI COCCARI, 89, of Wayne, formerly of Paterson, West Paterson, and Little Falls, died Saturday. He was born in Italy and came to the United States 71 years ago. Before retiring in 1985, he was a shoemaker. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church, Wayne. He was a member of the St. Andrew Social Club of West Paterson. Arrangements: Della Torre Funeral Home, Paterson.

JOHN CURZON JR., 85, of Florida, formerly of Allendale and Paterson, died Monday. Before retiring, he was a process engineer for Curtiss-Wright Corp., where he worked for 43 years. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway, N.H. Arrangements: Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla.

REBECCA F. DAVIDSON, 99, of East Rutherford died Wednesday. Before retiring, she was a self-employed real estate and insurance agent for Samuel T. Davidson Agency, East Rutherford. She was a member of Temple Emanuel, Passaic, and its choir. She was also a member of Temple Beth El, Rutherford. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

GEORGE E. "TED" FEENEY, 74, of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Glen Rock, died Sunday. He had a dental practice in Glen Rock. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.

ANNA A. ROSSI FERRARI, 88, of Wood-Ridge died Monday. Before retiring 28 years ago, she was an inspector for Becton Dickinson and Co., East Rutherford, where she worked for 25 years. Arrangements: Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington.

CATHERINE "RENA'' D'ANGELO GARGIULO, 84, of Bergenfield died Tuesday. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.ANNE T. DOX GENERAS of Glen Rock and Middletown died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1977, she worked for Bell Telephone Co. in Paterson for 39 years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Glen Rock, and St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Tinton Falls. She was a member of the Glen Rock Woman's Club. Arrangements: John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank. DOROTHY GIBSON, 83, of Whiting, formerly of New Milford, died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a payroll clerk for Summit Bank. She was a former member of the New Milford Fire Department Company 1 auxiliary. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford.

IRENE L. TOPPIN GREENIDGE, 94, of Teaneck died Sunday. She was born in Barbados and came to the United States in 1983. She was a member of First Seventh-day Adventist Church, Teaneck. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.

MORRIS HALPER, 77, of Fair Lawn died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a physician with an office in New York City. He was a graduate of City College of New York and New York Medical College. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a commander in the Coast Guard. He was a life master of the Bridge Association. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

DUNCAN E. HILL JR., 69, of Ramsey, formerly of Paramus, died Wednesday. He had owned A-Ware Systems of New York, Ramsey, for 27 years. He was an Army veteran. He was a Shriner and member of the Clifton Masonic Lodge and Paramus Elks Lodge 2001. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.

ADRIANNA "JENNIE" VAN SOEST HOODIMAN, 92, of Michigan, formerly of Garfield, died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a clerk for an ink manufacturing company. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.

EDWARD J. KELLY, 88, of Silver Springs, Md., formerly of Tenafly, died Tuesday. He retired from the Navy as a lieutenant commander. He had also been a financial analyst for General Motors, New York City. He was a parishioner of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Tenafly, where he served as a lector. He was past president of the Tenakill Kiwanis. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.SHIRLEY ASHKENSKI KURTZ, 82, of Sunrise, Fla., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Tuesday. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

SIDNEY S. LAMB, 77, of Paterson died last Thursday He had been a security guard for Two Guys department store, Newark. He also had served in the Air Force for 27 years and the Army for three years. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

ANTONIO MATTESSICH, 73, of Fairview died Tuesday. He was born in Croatia and came to the United States in 1961. Before retiring, he was a longshoreman and member of the International Longshoremen's Association. He was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church and a member of the St. Nicholas Society, both in Fairview. Arrangements: A. & K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

EMMA A. NORVELLE of Hackensack died Tuesday. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hackensack, where she was a deaconess. She was a past matron of Order of the Eastern Star. Arrangements: Earl I. Jones Funeral Home, Hackensack.BARBARA MATESIC PICINIC, 89, of Fairview died Tuesday. She was born in Croatia and came to the United States in 1975. She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Fairview, and a member of its Rosary and Altar Society of Sansego. Arrangements: Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.

JOSEPHINE NIEMIEC SAWICKI, 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Saddle Brook, died Friday. Before retiring in 1984, she was a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y., where she worked for 16 years. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Passaic. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.

DOROTHY WALKER SORGE, 87, of the Whiting section of Manchester Township, formerly of Elmwood Park, died Tuesday. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.

CATHERINE STEVENSON, 80, of Passaic died Friday. Before retiring in 1987, she was a registered nurse at St. Clare's Hospital, New York City, where she worked for 20 years. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.

MARGARET R. POMBO TROLL-STANDISH, 86, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Paterson, died March 15. She was a life member of the Deborah Hospital Foundation. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.

PETER TURCO JR., 44, of Englewood Cliffs died Wednesday. He had been a tax assessor in Englewood Cliffs for 20 years. Arrangements: Hunt-Stellato Funeral Home, Fort Lee.

LUCILE M. SYLVESTER VAN KLEECK, 84, of Lyndhurst died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1993, she was a receptionist for Du Pont in Clifton, where she worked for 55 years. She was a parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church, Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.

EMITERIO YAMAT, 57, of Garfield, formerly of Hackensack, died Monday. He was an assembler for Mercury Floor Co., Englewood. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.

ARTHUR ZIMMERMAN, 79, of West Milford died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a truck driver for the West Milford Road Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a former coach of West Milford Men's Softball. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.

STANLEY W. ZUHOWSKI, 84, of Barnegat, formerly of Clifton, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1979, he was a printer and foreman for Stauffer Chemical, Passaic, where he worked for 30 years. Arrangements: M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.

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