Obits from North New Jersey, Monday, September 23, 2002
CARMINE DeSIMONE, 92, of Paterson died Saturday. Before retiring, he was a custodian for the Paterson Board of Education. Previously, he worked for Scola Textiles, Hawthorne. He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
CHARLES F. DOMKE, 67, of Spring Lake, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1991, he was chief lineman for Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in Hackensack and Secaucus, where he worked for 35 years. He also was a subcontractor for The New York Times. He was past president of Local 1329 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a graduate of Wagner College, Staten Island. He had served in the Army Reserve and was active with the Hasbrouck Heights Little League and Cub Scouts. Arrangements: O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall.
CHARLES C. FRANCOIS of Wyckoff, formerly of Glen Rock, died Saturday. He was born in Haiti. He had been a physician for 15 years, certified in pediatrics and anesthesiology, and was affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Hospital, Paterson. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
SEYMOUR FRIEDMAN of Ridgefield Park died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a salesman for J.L. Weinstein and Co., New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: The Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.
SHIRLEY A. GILSON of Wyckoff, formerly of Ridgewood, died Saturday. Before retiring, she was in the travel business. She was a member of West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood. She also was a member of the Ridgewood College Club and was a volunteer for The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, and the Ridgewood Community Meals on Wheels program. Arrangements: C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
NILDA T. BARTOLOMEI GRANDE-GROSS, 58, of Dumont, formerly of Englewood, died Saturday. She had been a customer service supervisor for United Airlines, Newark. She was a graduate of William Paterson College, Wayne. She was a former member of the Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
ANNE R. WATSON HARRINGTON, 71, of Garfield died Saturday. Before retiring in 1993, she was an electronics technician for ADT in the Pine Brook section of Montville, where she worked for 20 years. Previously, she was an electronics technician for Bendix Corp., Teterboro, where she worked for 15 years and had been a member of its bowling league. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Belmont Garden Seniors, both in Garfield, and AARP. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
EVELYN M. McCRACKEN HORDYCH, 76, of Bogota died Saturday. Before retiring, she was a waitress for the coffee shop at Englewood Hospital. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
ALAN E. LABAN, 35, of West Paterson died Saturday. He had been a broker for MLD Mortgage Co., Union. He was an Army veteran. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
GILBERT R. LIGHTNER, 83, of New Milford died Sunday. Before retiring, he was an inspector for Hackensack Water Co. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a life member of the Marine Corps League Gooney Bird Detachment and past president of American Legion Post 21, Cresskill. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, New Milford, and the Moose Lodge, Teaneck, and a former officer of Elks Lodge 1477, Bergenfield. He also was a drummer and singer for The Gil Lightner Trio. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford.
NANCY J. ABBOTT McKANE, 68, of Fort Lee died Friday. She had been assistant chairwoman of Corning Glass Co., where she worked for 25 years. Arrangements: Hunt-Stellato Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
CATHERINE M. "KITTY" MURRAY, 72, of Brigantine, formerly of Englewood, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1987, she was a service representative for AT&T in Paramus. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas R.C. Church, Brigantine. Arrangements: Keates-Plum Funeral Home, Brigantine.
Samuel Myerson, 91, of West Hartford, Conn., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Saturday. Before retiring, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in New York City. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
MURRAY ROGOW, 76, of Irvington, formerly of Fair Lawn, died Sunday. He was a self-employed publicity agent and a columnist for Travel Age East magazine. He was a member of the national chapter of Overeaters Anonymous. Arrangements: The Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.
ANNA D. ROTHFRITZ SCHWARTZ, 76, of Moonachie died Sunday. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
EVELYN GARMANSKY ZALON, 94, of Paterson died Saturday. She was a member of Temple Emanuel and its Sisterhood, the Brandeis National Council of Jewish Women, the Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training, and Hadassah, all in Paterson. She was a life member of the Daughters of Miriam, Clifton, and a member of the YM-YWHA of Northern New Jersey, Wayne. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.