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Obits from North New Jersey, May 30, 2002

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Date: Monday, 28 January 2008, at 1:47 p.m.

Obits from North New Jersey, Thursday, May 30, 2002

NELLIE "BIGLINDA" ALSTON, 51, of Paterson died Sunday. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

MATTIE B. BROWN, 90, of Paterson died Sunday. She had been a nursing attendant at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. She was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church and a former member of the House of Ruth, both in Ridgewood. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

STELLA LALLAS CATSICAS, 85, of Clifton died Tuesday. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Clifton. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.

ORESTE DIAZ, 68, of West New York, formerly of North Bergen, died Tuesday. He was born in Cuba. Before retiring, he was a porter for Jewish Memorial Hospital, New York City. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.

CARMEN MAHEU DiMAGGIO, 74, of Parsippany died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1993, she was a crossing guard in Parsippany-Troy Hills, where she worked for 25 years. Previously, she owned DiMaggio's Pizzarama, Lake Parsippany. She was a parishioner of St. Christopher R.C. Church, Parsippany. She was a former member of the Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad. Arrangements: Par-Troy Funeral Home, Parsippany.

MEGAN BODYCOMBE EDWARDS, 97, of New Milford died Wednesday. She was born in Wales and came to the United States in 1927. She was a founding member of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Woman's Club, both in New Milford. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.

ANGELINE DOMINICO FONTANAZZA, 87, of Wayne died Tuesday. Before retiring, she was a clerk for Thornton Glove Co., Hawthorne. She was a former parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Paterson, and a member of its Rosary Society. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.

RAE GOLD, 92, of Paterson, formerly of Bayonne, died Wednesday. She was past president and had served on the board of directors of the Y Women's Club at the YM/YWHA of North Jersey in Wayne. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.

MARGARET DWYER GRIFFIN, 79, of Wallington died May 23. Before retiring, she was an administrator for Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., Nutley. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Name R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Scillieri Funeral Home, Paterson.

CHRISTINE G. HARTMAN, 69, of Westwood died Tuesday. She had been a teller for First National Bank in Westwood, where she worked for 10 years. She was a member of Pascack Bible Church, Hillsdale. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.

SISTER BERNARDINE HOMANN, 67, of West Paterson died May 21. She was born in Germany. She entered the Missionary Sisters in Joseph Convent in Germany in 1953 and professed her final vows there in 1958. She ministered at St. Bridget's Parish in San Antonio, Texas. She also had ministered at Holy Family Residence, Immaculate Conception Convent, Tombrock College, and the Missionary Sisters Provincialate in West Paterson. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.

N. RAYMOND HUGHES, 81, of Ridgefield Park died Tuesday. Before retiring, he was senior vice president of All American Emblem, Fairview. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3484 and the Amvets in West New York. He also was a member of the Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge. Arrangements: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

JOHN "WHITEY" JANCIO, 86, of Clifton died Tuesday. Before retiring 20 years ago, he worked for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, and was a member of its Retirees Club. Previously, he was a brakeline inspector for Raybestos Manhattan Co., Passaic, where he worked for 40 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 359 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2460. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Passaic, and a member of its Leisure Club and Holy Rosary Society. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.

LENORE GOTTESMAN KNAPP, 76, of Fort Lee died May 20. Arrangements: Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.

THE REV. DAVID J. A. LAWRENCE SR., 79, of Paterson died Saturday. He was born in Jamaica and came to the United States in 1950. He was ordained and became a licensed minister in 1980. Before retiring, he worked for Globe Products, Clifton. He had been a lecturer and theology instructor. He was a graduate of the Church of Jesus Christ Bible College. He was a member of United Church of Jesus Christ and a former member of Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

CHARLES LORENZ, 97, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Mahwah, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1969, he was assistant vice president of Chemical Bank, New York City, where he worked for 49 years. He was a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. He was an elder in Community of Christ Church, Ridgewood. Arrangements: Charter Funerals, Kansas City, Kansas.

FRANK MAFFETONE, 80, of Fairview died Tuesday. He had been a warehouseman for CPC International in Ridgefield Park, where he worked for 29 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 337 and American Legion Post 365, both in Fairview. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Fairview, where he served as an usher and was a member of its Holy Name Society. He also was a member of the Fairview Police Reserve. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

FLORENCE ROMANO MANDALARI, 91, of Cliffside Park died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1976, she was a line worker for DYN, Cliffside Park, where she was employed for 25 years. She was a parishioner of Epiphany R.C. Church, Cliffside Park. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.

MARY E. STANKARD McCAFFERTY, 91, of Kearny died Sunday. She was born in Ireland. Before retiring, she was a clerk for The Prudential Life Insurance Co., Newark. She was a life member of the Rosary Society of St. Stephen R.C. Church and was a member of the Henrietta Benstead Senior Citizens and Harmony Club, all in Kearny. Arrangements: Condon Funeral Home, Kearny.

DARRYL "DARE" McCLAM, 42, of Irvington, formerly of Paterson, died Saturday. He had been a presser for Park West Cleaners, Paterson. He was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Paterson, and its choir. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

ANDREW J. McCLURE, 79, of Paterson died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1979, he was an investigator for the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control , where he worked for 28 years. He was an Army Air Force veteran. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.

RUTH C. WAYNE McMAHON, 81, of New Milford died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1986, she was a secretary for Raymond International Corp., where she worked for 14 years. She was a volunteer at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck. Arrangements: Boulevard Funeral Home, New Milford.

LILY GLASS McMULLAN, 95, of Ridgewood died Saturday. She was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1930. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

RONALD A. REICHERT SR., 60, of Pequannock died Wednesday. He had been a self-employed plumber for 30 years. Arrangements: M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.

ALBERT E. REMBISH, 76, of Clifton died Wednesday. Before retiring, he was a regional vice president of Bell Atlantic in Succasunna. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the China Marines, the Marine Corps League, Air Land and Sea, CBI Marines of Ohio, First Marine Air Wing Air Group 24, and the Burma Star Organization. He also was a member of American Legion Post 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7165, and the Alzheimer Support Group, all in Clifton. He also was a member of the Order of the Alhambra, the Aurora Caravan, and Knights of Columbus Council 3969, Clifton. He was a volunteer at the Alzheimer's Association of Parsippany and the Clifton Adult Opportunity Center. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.

ELFRIEDE STANGL ROEMLEIN, 70, of Wayne died Wednesday. She was born in Germany and came to the United States in 1959. Before retiring in 1992, she was an accounts receivable manager for TRW Corp., Fairfield, where she worked for 17 years. She was a member of the Packanack Lake Country Club, Wayne. Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.

MICHAEL SAMERJIAN, 66, of Hackensack died May 19. He was born in Iran. Before retiring in 1998, he was a machinist for Phoenix Industries. He was a graduate of the University of Tehran. He was a member of the Anglican Church, New York City. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.

SHIRLEY C. KLEIN SANZARI, 43, of Secaucus died Monday. She had been a paralegal for Chazen & Chazen, Englewood, where she worked for 15 years. Previously, she was an office manager for Walsh Trucking Co. for 10 years. She was a member of the Disney Vacation Club and a volunteer at the School of the Garden State ballet youth division in Rutherford. Arrangements: Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.

WALTER M. SCARPETTA, 71, of Pompton Plains, formerly of Dumont, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1990, he was a self-employed handcutter and embroiderer for 25 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a parishioner of Queen of Peace R.C. Church, North Arlington. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.

LILLIAN FRIEDMAN SCHERAGA, 100, of Wayne, formerly of Fair Lawn, died Wednesday. She had been a teacher for the Paterson school system, where she worked for 40 years, and was a member of the New Jersey and Paterson Education associations. She also was a member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center and its book club, and Hadassah. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

HENRY C. SCHUMPF, 84, of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Clifton, died Friday. Before retiring in 1985, he worked for Swift & Co., Kearny. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.

DORIS BRULE SEITZ, 76, of Mahwah died Wednesday. Before retiring last year, she was a bakery clerk for the ShopRite supermarket in Ramsey. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.

MARION WEATHERWALKS SMITH, 75, of Palatka, Fla., formerly of Wanaque, died May 15. Before retiring, she was a seamstress. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, Wanaque.

GEORGIA L. STONE, 59, of Wood-Ridge died Wednesday. Arrangements: Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

RICHARDSON "JR" TURNIPSEED, 50, of Paterson died May 23. He had worked for a printing company in Totowa, for 17 years. He was a member of New Hope Temple, Paterson. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

JULIA T. TOWNLEY WALSH, 75, of West Paterson died Wednesday. She had been an office worker for Ace in the Hole Productions, Wayne, Rainbow Productions, Hawthorne, and Barbara Nolan Enterprises, Cedar Grove. She was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure R.C. Church, Paterson. She was a member of AARP. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.

PETER WULLING, 72, of Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly of Carlstadt, died Friday. Before retiring in 1985, he was vice principal of Hackettstown High School. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Rutgers University with a master's degree. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Arrangements: Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge.

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