Obits from North New Jersey, Tuesday, November 5, 2002
ANNA M. AROCHO, 36, of Hoboken died Saturday. Arrangements: Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, Fort Lee.
VIOLET P. ROSENBAUER BARKER, 93, of Oakland died Sunday. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oak Hill, N.Y. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
DAVID BARNES, 45, of Hackensack, formerly of Paterson, died Wednesday. He had worked for Morgan Transportation, Hackensack. He was an Army veteran. Arrangements: Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.
MARY CIULLA BELLUARDO of Toms River, formerly of Wayne, died Sunday. Before retiring, she was an office manager for Inter City Transportation Co., Paterson, where she worked for 25 years. She also owned Mary's Deli, Paterson, for 12 years. She was a parishioner of St. Justin R.C. Church, Toms River. Arrangements: Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River.
EMOGENE COBB BEST, 87, of Tenafly died Sunday. She had been a draftswoman for IBM Corp., New York City. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
JOHN BESTERCI, 62, of Clifton died Sunday. He was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the Unites States in 1964. He had been a maintenance mechanic for Schmalbach-Lubeca, Pine Brook, where he worked for 25 years. He was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Shook Funeral Home, Clifton.
JOHN BODNAR, 66, of Garfield died Sunday. He was born in Hungary and came to the United States in 1972. He had been a self-employed mason for 35 years. He was a veteran of the Slovakian Army. He was a parishioner of St. Stephen Magyar R.C. Church, Passaic. He was a member of the Garfield Hungarian Club. Arrangements: Marrocco Memorial Chapel, Parker Avenue, Clifton.
CHARLOTTE CARLSON BRUNO, 96, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday. She was a graduate of Upsala College, East Orange. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Montclair. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.
STELLA VERNACCHIO CAPONE, 79, of Paterson died Sunday. She was born in Italy. Before retiring, she was a seamstress in Paterson. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
MICHAEL S. CIFFO, 86, of Garfield died Sunday. Before retiring in 1980, he was a machinist for Pabst Brewery, Newark, where he worked for 20 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield.
ISABEL R. DeLEO, 92, of Bogota died Sunday. Before retiring, she was a self-employed domestic worker. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Bogota. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
CARMELA "MILLIE" SCELZO De PELLEGRINI, 96, of Paramus died Sunday. She was a parishioner of the R.C. Church of the Annunciation and the Seniors, both in Paramus. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.
PAUL T. DePIRO, 68, of Totowa died Friday. Before retiring, he was a self-employed masonry contractor. Arrangements: Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa.
PAUL C. DeYOUNG, 72, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Wanaque, died Friday. Before retiring in 1992, he owned Lakeland Roofing, Pompton Lakes. He was a member of the Doer's Club, Wanaque, the Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge, and the Masonic Lodge in Butler. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, Wanaque.
MARY V. CARUSO DiFALCO, 75, of Toms River, formerly of Jersey City, died Sunday. She was a founding parishioner of St. Maximillian Kolbe R.C. Church, Toms River, and a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Jersey City, where she was a member of the choir. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
LEYNOR B. YOUNG EDWARDS, 80, of Wyckoff died Sunday. Before retiring in 1997, she was a real estate agent for Gilsenan and Co., Ridgewood, where she worked for 15 years. She was co-president of the Wyckoff Woman's Club and former president of its evening division. She was a member of The Valley Hospital auxiliary. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Midland Park. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.
MARY E. MAXWELL GALE, 90, of Englewood died Monday. Before retiring, she was a piano instructor. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
ROBERT M. GOWLING, 84, of Hackettstown, formerly of Wyckoff, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1978, he was a captain for Trans World Airlines, where he worked for 33 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Arrangements: Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown.
DOROTHY TUCKER HAAG, 74, of Mahwah died Monday. Arrangements: C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
HOWARD J. "SMOKEY" HAMILTON, 82, of Carlstadt, formerly of Little Ferry, died Sunday. He had been a crossing guard for the borough of Carlstadt for 10 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was former chief of Hook & Ladder Fire Company 1 and a member of the Ambulance Corps, Masonic Lodge 259, the Boys Band, and the Little League, all in Little Ferry. Arrangements: Trinka-Faustini Funeral Home, Little Ferry.
ISREAL JORRIN, 47, of North Bergen died Sunday. He was born in Cuba. He was a plumber for Keil & Son Oil Co., Fairview, where he worked for 15 years. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
MARGARET GILMER KELLER, 91, of Ridgewood died Monday. She had been a professor at Rutgers University for 40 years. She also was a Latin teacher at Glen Rock High School and chairwoman of its foreign language department. She was a graduate of Trinity College, Washington, and was past president of its Alumni Association and served on its board of trustees. She received a master's degree in Latin from Columbia University. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
THEODORE KLEIN, 67, of Teaneck died Sunday. Before retiring in 1998, he was a mechanical engineer for Cherry Burrel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he worked for 20 years. He was a volunteer for Gilda's Club in Hackensack and St. Anastasia School. Arrangements: Volk-Leber Funeral Home, Teaneck.
MARY T. LACKA, 81, of Bogota died Monday. Before retiring in 1988, she was an accounting clerk for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Teaneck, where she worked for 22 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Bogota. Arrangements: Petrik Funeral Home, Bogota.
JOSEPH G. LAKIS of Lyndhurst died Saturday. He had worked for The Star-Ledger, Newark, for 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II, a recipient of three Bronze Stars, and a charter member of Amvets Post 20. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst.
MARY ARANGIO LATTANZIO, 79, of Lodi died Sunday. Arrangements: Alesso Funeral Home, Lodi.
MAC LIPPMAN, 89, of Englewood died Monday. He was born in Lithuania. Before retiring in 1972, he owned Broadway Clothing, Hillsdale. He was a member of B'nai B'rith. Arrangements: Gutterman-Musicant, Hackensack.
LUCY NARDELLA, 75, of Elmwood Park died Monday. She had been a teacher at Tenafly High School and a foreign language teacher at Paterson Eastside High School for 12 years. She received a master's degree from Montclair State University. She was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
CARRINGTON E. PAGE JR., 56, of Englewood died Saturday. He had been a shipping clerk for BMW in Montvale. Previously, he was computer technician for Arrow Supply Co., Westwood. He was a member of Englewood Love of Jesus Family Church Ministries. Arrangements Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
BARBARA M. SAILER PARTHASARATHY, 55, of Kinnelon died Sunday. She had been a teacher for the Kinnelon school system for 23 years. She was a graduate of Roanoke College and received a master's degree in science from Long Island University. Arrangements: M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.
MARTIN ROTHOLZ, 90, of Bordentown City, formerly of Bergenfield, died Saturday. He was born in Germany. Before retiring in 1977, he was a mechanic for J.W. Fiske Architectural Metals Inc., Paterson, and a member of International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 545. He was a volunteer at Chore Services, Hackensack, and a member of the Sunshine Club, and the Democratic Club, Bergenfield. Arrangements: Peppler Funeral Home, Bordentown.
RUTH V. STERBINSKY, 67, of Washington Township died Saturday. She was born in Puerto Rico. Before retiring in 1981, she was an assembly line worker for AT&T in Kearny for 22 years. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
ROSE WALERSTEIN, 95, of Denville, formerly of Rutherford, died Sunday. Before retiring 35 years ago, she was a cost accountant for Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York City, where she worked for 25 years. She was a member of Temple Beth-El and a life member of Hadassah, both in Rutherford. Arrangements: Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.
RITA L. MAURER ZEIL, 86, of Ridgefield Park died Monday. She was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Arrangements: Vorhees Funeral Home, Ridgefield Park.
ALBERT J. ZYLA, 65 of Fairfield died Sunday. Before retiring last year, he was an attorney for Zyla and Scheutz, Clifton. He was a graduate of Florida State University, Tallahassee, and was past president of its Alumni Association. He received a master's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas More R.C. Church, Fairfield, and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 6380. Arrangements: Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Fairfield.