Obits from North New Jersey, Saturday, February 16, 2002
RAYMOND BOFFA, 96, of Paterson died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1965, he was a meat manager for A&P in Teaneck. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.
MARCELLA R. VITAL, 82, of Riverdale died Thursday. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Pompton Plains. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
IRVING DREISPAN, 79, of Saddle Brook died Thursday. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
GERTRUDE WOLFE DRENTH, 86, of Paramus died Sunday. She was a member of the Paramus Seniors. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
MARGARET "PEG" MITCHELL WHEELER, 95, of Wanaque died Friday. Before retiring in 1973, she worked for Artistic Weaving, Pompton Lakes, for 25 years. She was a member of the Midvale Methodist Church and a charter member of the First Aide Auxiliary, both in Wanaque. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, Wanaque.
GLADYS FORREST COTTRELL, 93, of Palisades Park died Thursday. She was a member of the Palisades Park Senior Citizens and AARP. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
JOSEPH KUSAK of Auburn, Calif., formerly of Hawthorne, died Wednesday. He had worked in the textile engraving industry for 47 years and was a supervising foreman for Royal Engraving. He was a Boy Scout leader and an archery instructor. Arrangements: Lassila Funeral Chapel, Auburn.
JOSEPHINE LOMBARDI NOVELLA, 92, of Fort Lee died Friday. She was a parishioner of Madonna R.C. Church and a member of the Senior Citizens, both in Fort Lee. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
JOAN B. BREMER WRIGHT, 70, of Sussex, formerly of Paramus, died Friday. Before retiring, she was a clerical worker for Stern's department store in Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
WILLIAM W. CHISOLM, 95, of Englewood died Thursday. Before retiring in 1976, he was a maintenance worker for the Westwood school system, where he worked for 20 years. Previously, he was a Pullman porter redcap for Penn Central Railroad. He was a member of St. Luke AME Church, New York City. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
PATRICIA A. GOODNEY WEIN, 55, of Westwood, formerly of Washington Township, died Friday. She had been a dental office manager. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
EDWARD PERI, 76, of Fair Lawn died Friday. Before retiring in 1986, he was a truck driver for Allied Freight Co. in Hoboken and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 560, Union City. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn, and was a member of the St. Anthony Men's Catholic Club. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
BEATRICE ROSEN RUTMAN, 70, of Fair Lawn died Thursday. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
BENJAMIN KOZLOWSKI, 54, of Clifton died Friday. He had owned Joe's Welding Co., Kearny. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3549, Lyndhurst. He was a parishioner of St. Michael's R.C. Church, Lyndhurst. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.
MARIE O. OTTE PIATTI of Oak Ridge, formerly of Totowa, died Thursday. Before retiring, she was a wirer and solderer for the Bendix Corp., Teterboro. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
GERTRUDE AGINSKY STEIN, 85, of Hallandale, Fla., formerly of Fair Lawn, died Friday. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
VANESSA BOONE WILSON, 45, of Paterson died Feb. 9. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
JOHN W. WALLS, 79, of Paterson died Wednesday. He had worked for American Cyanamid in Wayne and the Paterson Department of Public Works, and was a gateman for Riverview Towers. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 268, Paterson. He was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Paterson, its trustee board, and Floral Club, and served as an usher. He was a member of AARP. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
ASSUNTA "SUE" IANNONE SPINELLA, 75, of Hoboken died Friday. She had been a clerk for the Hoboken Board of Vital Statistics. Arrangements: Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, Hoboken.
FRANCES ZAZULA, 64, of Hillsdale died Friday. She had been a corporate officer for the Atlantic Rubber Manufacturing Co., Hawthorne, where she worked for 10 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Washington Township. She was a charter member of the Washington Township Ambulance Corps and a member of the North Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
HOWARD H. WACKER, 74, of Ridgefield died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Teaneck. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Palisades Park.
KEITH GABEL, 47, of Ringwood died Thursday. He had been president of the K&G Stucco Co., Ringwood. Arrangements: Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.