Obits from North New Jersey, Sunday, December 1, 2002
JACK ALTSHULER, 93, of Margate, Fla., formerly of Paterson, died Friday. Before retiring, he owned an insurance company in Paterson. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Temple Emmanuel, Paterson, and past president of its Men's Club. Arrangements: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
ANTHONY G. ANGELO, 89, of Berkeley Township, formerly of Lyndhurst, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1976, he was a millwright in the engineering department of the Colgate Co., Jersey City, where he worked for 43 years. He was an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Maximillian Kolbe R.C. Church, Toms River. He was a member of the River Edge Cultural Society. Arrangements: Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River.
CARLOS A. BECHARA, 53, of Clifton died Friday. He was born in Colombia and came to the United States in 1986. He had been plant supervisor for Alfred Heller Heat Treating Co., Clifton. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Passaic. Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.
CONSTANCHER KELLEY BOWMAN, 84, of Bergenfield died Wednesday. She had been a domestic worker. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church, Englewood. Arrangements: Nesbitt Funeral Home, Englewood.
ARLENE F. KASTNER BRUNO, 68, of New Milford died Friday. She was a parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church, Oradell. Arrangements: Volk Leber Funeral Home, Oradell.
JOSEPHINE M. CIRINCIONE, 90, of West Milford, formerly of Washington Township, died Tuesday. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church and a member of the Fire Department auxiliary, both in Washington Township. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
MARGARET RAND DeVUYST, 88, of Hawthorne died Friday. She had been a sewing machine operator in the garment district of New York City. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
RICHARD M. DEVCICH, 57, of Hawthorne died Saturday. He had worked for Corrado's Liquor Store, Paterson, for 15 years. He was a graduate of the New York Military Academy, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Arrangements: C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
JOSEPH E. GIRO JR., 59, of Mahwah died Friday. He had owned Epic Travel, Clifton. He was a member of the Army Reserves. He was a member of Elks Lodge, Mahwah. Arrangements: Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, Ramsey.
HAROLD R. HANSON of Harrington Park died Thursday. Before retiring, he was a medical practitioner for the Closter Medical Group, where he worked for 35 years. He was an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Boston University. He was a member of the Knickerbocker Country Club. Arrangements: Moritz Funeral Home, Closter.
CHARLES J. HORN, 79, of Highland Lakes, formerly of Jersey City, died Saturday. He had been an assistant foreman as a hydraulic mechanic for Bristol-Donald Co., Newark. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 5819, Emerson. Arrangements: Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, Vernon.
POLYXENI SEKKAS IFANTIS, 87, of North Bergen died Friday. She was born in Greece. Arrangements: Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.
RUSSEL A. KAY, 91, of Wyckoff, formerly of Hawthorne, died Friday. Before retiring, he was a consultant for Bernard & Burk Co., Mountainside, and Glatt Co., Ramsey. Previously, he was a senior project chemical engineer for Chemical Construction Co., New York City, where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of St. Clement Episcopal Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements: Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
IRENE PODBILSKI LOMITZ, 81, of East Rutherford died Nov. 17. She had been a saleswoman for Graysons Department Store, Bridgeport, Conn. Arrangements: Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
WARREN MARSHALL of Englewood died Wednesday. He had been a former administrator of the New York City Board of Education. He was a graduate of Long Island University, and Columbia University, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. He was a member of the South East Senior Center and Kingdom Hall, both in Englewood. Arrangements: Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly.
CARMINE E. MATTICOLA, 83, of Spring Lake Heights, formerly of Jersey City, died Saturday. Before retiring in 1983, he was a teacher and supervisor at Teaneck High School, where he had also been a basketball, football, and baseball coach. Previously, he had taught in Jersey City. He was a member of the New Jersey Education Association. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion. He was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church, Spring Lake. Arrangements: O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall.
GRACE G. MAINE McCOMB, 91, of Bergenfield died Friday. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.
KATHLEEN T. FLYNN MORIARTY, 70, of Wood-Ridge died Friday. She was born in Ireland, and came to the United States in 1949. Before retiring in 1997, she was a registered nurse at the Hackensack University Medical Center. She was a parishioner of Assumption R.C. Church, Wood-Ridge, where she served as a Eucharistic minister, and was a member of its Rosary Society and Bereavement Ministry. She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Auxiliary of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She was past president of the North Jersey Irish-American Club. Arrangements: Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge.
JOSEPH S. PARISI, 81, of Paterson died Saturday. He had been a clerk for Erie Lackawanna Railroad, Paterson. He had served as a member of the merchant marine during World War II. Arrangements: DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, Haledon.
JOHN C. RINEHART, 68, of Scarborough, Maine, formerly of Waldwick, died Saturday. Arrangements: Hay & Peabody Funeral Home, Portland, Maine.
GENE SCHWERDTFEGER of Ridgefield Park, formerly of Fairview, died Wednesday. Before retiring in 1991, he was an auto remanufacturer for Rite-Way, Saddle Brook, where he worked for 42 years. Arrangements: McCorry Bros. Funeral Home, Cliffside Park.
ALICE E. GIRAUD SCHRADER, 98, of Ridgewood, formerly of Jersey City, died Friday. She had been a seamstress for the Star Dress Co., Bayonne, and was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. She was a parishioner of R.C. Church of the Nativity, Midland Park, and a former parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Jersey City. She was past president of the Clinton Fisk Chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jersey City, and a volunteer for the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. Arrangements: Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood.
OLGA SLUTZKY, 84, of Washington Township died Saturday. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Spring Valley, N.Y. She was a member of the Troika Balaika Orchestra, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Arrangements: Becker Funeral Home, Westwood.
HELEN FAIRBAIRN SOUTHARD, 96, of Mansfield, Mass., formerly of Englewood, died Tuesday. Before retiring in 1971, she worked for the Young Women's Christian Association. She also was an author, publishing several books. Arrangements: Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, Mansfield.
ANTHONY A. SZAL, 97, of Elmwood Park died Friday. Before retiring in 1970, he was a foreman for the Raybestos Manhattan Rubber Co., Passaic, where he worked for 45 years. He was a member of the Chopin Singing Society, Passaic, and an honorary member of the New York and New Jersey chapter of the Polish Singers Alliance of America. Arrangements: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Elmwood Park.
FREDERICK E. TURNIER, 81, of Oakland died Wednesday. Before retiring 28 years ago, he worked in the security department of IT&T. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Oakland. Arrangements: Direct Cremations, Paterson.
JANE TURNER, 79, of Toms River, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, died Thursday. Before retiring in 1988, she was a registered nurse for Point Pleasant Hospital, where she worked for 14 years. She also taught at the Ann May School of Nursing at the Jersey Shore Medical Center. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan. She was an Army veteran of World War II. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Island Heights. Arrangements: Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River.
MARY T. YEOMANS VAN NATTA, 61, of Ringwood died Saturday. She had owned Van Natta Title Insurance Co., Riverdale. She was vice president of the Parent Teacher Organization at Robert Erskine School, and a member and secretary of the Republican Club, both in Ringwood. She was secretary of the Erskine Lakes Aquatic Club. Arrangements: D'Agostino Funeral Home, Wanaque.
JOSEPH G. VISCARDI, 87, of Whiting, formerly of Lodi, died Friday. Before retiring in 1975, he worked for the Marriott Hotel, Saddle River. Previously, he was an expediter for Continental Can Co., Paterson, where he worked for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Anne Seton R.C. Church, Whiting. Arrangements: Mastapeter Funeral Home, Bayville.
ADELINE F. RAYMAN WALKO of Bergenfield died Friday. Arrangements: Riewerts Memorial Home, Bergenfield.