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MACRINA, Gladys
HAZLET, NEW JERSEY: Gladys Ann Macrina, 71, died May 10, 2010. She was born September 1, 1938. She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Toms River. She is survived by three children, Lisa, David, and Lou; her mother, Florence Farina; and 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Dominick Farina. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home.

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MALMOS, John
ROEBLING, NEW JERSEY: John "Corky" Malmos, 85, died September 4, 2011. He was born October 13, 1925 in Roebling to the late Laszlo and Mary Sarkadi Malmos. He was a longtime resident of Roebling, but lived in Dunedin, FL for the past nine years. He was a shipping clerk, and had worked for C.F.& I. Corporation and Michael Scott, Inc., and was a bartender at Josh and Molly's American Cafe. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, and was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the American Citizens Slovak Club, and the John A. Roebling Senior Citizens. He enjoyed bowling and playing poker. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Borges-MacLennan and friend, John Mullins; a brother, Michael Malmos; 2 granddaughters; 3 great-grandchildren; his nieces; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Chiappino Malmos. Services were held at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Roebling. Interment was at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Mansfield Township by Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors.

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MARTINEZ, Joseph
PENNSVILLE, NEW JERSEY: Joseph Martinez, 89, died October 22, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital of Salem County. He was born February 1, 1921 in Buffalo, NY to Valentine and Manuela Gimeno Martinez. He was was a retired supervisor in the air conditioning and refrigeration area at the AT&T site in New York City with 38 years of service, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, and had been a Pennsville resident since 1984. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gloria A. Straud; two daughters, Barbara A. Martinez of New Rochelle, NY, and Linda A. (Rev. M. George) Elliott of Toronto, Canada; four sisters, Mary Mildred Lattanzio, Helen Sampogne, Ruth Opiela, and Catherine Santarielli; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Tessitore and Phyllis Salas; and a brother, Vincent. Services were held at St. George's Episcopal Church. Interment was at the church cemetery by Laughrey Funeral Home.

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MASTROBERTE, Helen
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Helen Mastroberte, 92, died December 22, 2007. She was born in Passaic. She was a longtime resident of Clifton, and was residing in Cedar Grove at the time of her passing. She retired from Shulton, Inc. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and entertaining. She was the mother of Charles "Chuck" Mastroberte, and the sister of Steven Sandy. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Mastroberte. Interment was at Crest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home.

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MAYERSKI, Grace
COLTS NECK TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY: Grace Rose Teti Mayerski, 79, died April 28, 2007 at her residence. She was born May 16, 1927 in Jersey City. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. She had served as Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court in Colts Neck, and was a member of the church's Martha Mary Guild. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Mayerski; four children, Cynthia Davison (Ernest) of Beachwood, Joseph Mayerski (Katherine) of Jackson Township, Deborah Grace Kulha of Lakewood, and John Mayerski, Jr. (Vickie) of South Carolina; a sister, Theresa Olivo of Ridgewood; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Sue Davison. Services were held at St. Mary's Church. Interment was at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery under the direction of Higgins Memorial Home.

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McCOY, Wilhelmina
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: Wilhelmina McCoy, 62, died April 15, 2009 at her home. She was a former resident of South Mills, NC. She is survived by her mother, Margaret McCoy of South Mills, NC; her siblings, Cleophus and Michael McCoy, Randolph Griffin, and Davene Rutledge; a grandson; a nephew; a niece; her cousins; and her friends. Services were held at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in South Mills, NC. Interment was at New Oak Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Rivers Community Funeral Home.

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McKELVIE, Dr. Julius
LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY: Dr. Julius C. McKelvie, 73, died October 26, 1961 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He was born in Augusta, GA to Lewis and Delia McKelvie. He was a graduate of the Howard University School of Medicine, and had practiced medicine for 40 years. He was a member of the North Jersey, Monmouth County and New Jersey Medical Societies. He was active with Scouting, serving as a district committeeman with the Monmouth Council of Boy Scounts, and was a member of the Monmouth County Committee for Juvenile Delinquency Studies. Survivors include his wife, Anne M. Horne McKelvie. Interment was at Woodbine Cemetery under the direction of John W. Flock Funeral Home.

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McMILLAN, Thomas
DUNELLEN, NEW JERSEY: Thomas J. McMillan, 52, died May 23, 2009. He was born February 19, 1957. He worked as a printer for the Merrill Corporation in New York City for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Diane Madsen; and a brother, John McMillan of Woodside, Queens, NY. Services were held at Sheenan Funeral Home. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery.

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MEALING, Mary
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: Mary Mealing, 60, died January 8, 2007. She was born in Chesterfield, SC. She was a Newark resident for 42 years, and worked in food service at the Woodbridge Developmental Center. She is survived by her children, Daphne Carmichael, Mary Renee and Michael Stephen Horton; a brother, Leon Watson; 50 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Perry Funeral Home.

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MESSIS, Anna
PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY: Anna Messis died February 19, 2008. She was born in Brooklyn, and had lived in Paramus since 1950. She was the former owner of Paramus Furs, and was a retired sales associate at Stern's. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Messis. Services were held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John The Theologian in Tenafly. Interment was at George Washington Memorial Park under the direction of Vander Plaat Memorial Home.

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MJARTAN, Margita
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY: Margita M. Cabocka Mjartan, 63, died October 13, 2007. She was born January 15, 1944 in Borsa, Slovakia. She was a retired nurse at Sloan Kettering in New York City, and was also employed as a nurse in Czechoslovakia. She was the mother of Csongor Perhacs (Melinda), Eugene Mjartan (Maria), and Suzanne Mjartan; sister of Bela Cabocky (twin), Lotsi and the late Carchi Cabocky and Teri Szabo. She had 3 grandchildren, one of whom preceded her in death. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Riotto Funeral Home.

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MOORE, Curtis
MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY: Curtis Kirkwood Moore died August 8, 1978. He was born September 16, 1920 in Hattiesburg, MS. He retired from the U.S. Army, and was a veteran of World War II and Korea. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Moore. Interment was at the Beverly National Cemetery under the direction of Flippen Funeral Home.

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MOORE, Saralton C., Sr.
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: Saralton Chester Moore, Sr. died July 18, 2008 at the Clara Maas Hospital in Belleville, NJ. He was born December 15, 1944 in Donaldsonville, GA to Lester Moore and Maxine Ealy. He worked in the insurance industry, and owned SCM Insurance Services. He also produced and promoted gospel music with the ITR Music Group. He enjoyed pool and football. Survivors include his children, Saralton, Jr., Sherone, and Laurenda Reynolds of Newark, and Jonathan (Michele) Clarke of Colquitt, GA; his mother, Maxine Williams; a sister, Louise Robinson of Dothan, AL; two brothers, Donald (Ella Maude) Moore of Donalsonville, GA, and Johnny (Jeneive) Moore of Riviera Beach, FL; two stepsisters, Leona Williams of Iron City, GA, andCarolyn Williams of Albany, GA; a stepbrother, Roy (Gloria) Williams of Dallas, TX; a sister-in-law, Mabel Lawton of Bergenfield; a brother-in-law, Joseph Primes of Newark; 9 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; his companion, Alecia Jackson; his aunts and uncles; his cousins; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veronica Primes Moore; one of his children, Deshawn Reeves; and a stepbrother, Herbert Williams of Newark. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery by Perry Funeral Home.

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MURPHY, Mary
TRENTON, NEW JERSEY: Mary E. Murphy, 83, died June 26, 1996 at St. Joseph's Manor in Meadowbrook, PA. She was born in Perth Amboy. She was a graduate of Georgian Court College, and was a former supervisor with New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company. Although a longtime Trenton resident, she also lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Survivors include a daughter, Marijo M. Murphy of Warminster, PA; two sons, John M. Murphy of Trenton, and Joseph A. Murphy III of Fort Lauderdale; and 3 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Murphy. Arrangements were handled by Ivins and Taylor, Inc.

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MUST, Harry
TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY: Harry Must, 89, died February 22, 2011 at his home. He was born May 21, 1921. He was a native of Estonia, and relocated to Lakewood in 1949. He owned several businesses, including Harry Must and Company, the Parnu Baltic Hotel, and Groff and Skidmore Block Company. He attended the Lakewood Estonian Lutheran Church, and was its president for over 30 years. He was past president of the Lakewood Rotary Club, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of the Shore Builders Association, the Estonian fraternity Korp! Sakala, and the Lakewood Estonian Association, of which he was a past president. He enjoyed art, skiing, gymnastics, tennis and volleyball. Survivors include four children, Erik Must (Karin) of Lakewood, Kaarin Menser (Dave) of Wall, and Valter Must (Eva), and Peeter Must (June), all of Toms River; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Hilda Must. Services were held at the Lakewood Estonian Lutheran Church. Internment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lakewood under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home.

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NARCISI, Harry
WEST DEPTFORD, NEW JERSEY: Harry T. Narcisi, 54, died December 13, 2008. He was born in Ecuador. He was a graduate of Gloucester County College, and owned Atlantis Seafood. Survivors include his children, Diana, Veronica, Andrea and Melissa Narcisi, all of West Depford; his mother, Fanny Narcisi; a sister, Joyce Avis; and three brothers, Thomas, Jr., Henry, Sr., and Richard. Arrangements were handled by Budd Funeral Home.

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NATHAN, Esther
PATERSON, NEW JERSEY: Esther Harris Nathan died May 13, 1900. She was active with various Jewish charities. Survivors include her husband, Samuel Nathan; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Lubelski; and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Feder. She was preceded in death by a brother.

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NOLAN, Sister Mary Gail
WATCHUNG, NEW JERSEY: Sr. Mary Gail Nolan, 74, died November 9, 2012 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung. She was a nun with the Sisters of Mercy. She served as a teacher, parish director of religious education, and social service professional in Camden, NJ, Metuchen, NJ, and Trenton, NJ. She is survived by a brother, Michael Nolan of Topeka, KS; and her religious community. Services were held at McAuley Hall Health Care Center. Interment was at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Freehold under the direction of Higgins Home for Funerals.

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O'SULLIVAN, Clement
BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY: Clement C. O'Sullivan, 93, died September 16, 1999 at his residence. He was born February 24, 1906. He was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He was a retired French, English and history teacher at St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City with 45 years of service, and was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award there. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Olsen O'Sullivan; and three siblings, Mary R. O'Sullivan, Anne Boyle, and Joseph F. X. O'Sullivan. Services were held at St. Vincent's Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington by O'Brien Funeral Home.

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PAGANO, Frances
HAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY: Frances M. Domenico Pagano, 92, died December 7, 2010 at Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. She was born September 13, 1918 in Hammonton. She enjoyed cooking, casinos and seek-and-find puzzles. Survivors include a daughter, Anita Mae Angelastro (Frank) of Hammonton; a son, Peter A. Pagano of Hammonton; a sister, Marie Pitale (Tony) of Hammonton; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Pagano; and a daughter, Mary Ann Scordo. Services were held at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hammonton with arrangements by Carnesale Funeral Home.

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PALMER, Margaret
STOCKTON, NEW JERSEY: Margaret "Marge" Goccia Palmer, 84, died January 20, 2010. She was born June 17, 1925 to the late Francesco and Pasquelina Goccia. She attended St. John the Evangelist Cathoic Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Paul Klempert of Stockton; two sisters, Sue Whipple of Princeton, and Rose Nanni of West Amwell Township; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Kenneth M. Palmer. Interment was at Sandy Ridge Cemetery with arrangements by Garefino Funeral Home.

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PARTITE, Joan
LAMBERTVILLE, NEW JERSEY: Joan Voorhees Partite, 72, died August 30, 2009. She was born July 18, 1937 to the late James Voorhees and Jane Hammond Voorhees. She was a bartender at Toscanni American Legion Post #120, and was a member of the American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter, Toni Marie Partite of Lambertville; two brothers, James Voorhees (Terry) of Las Vegas, and Charles Voorhees (Linda) of Lambertville; a sister, Janie Voorhees of Doylestown PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Partite. Arrangements were handled by Garefino Funeral Home.

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PROHASKA, Stella
EAST BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY: Stella Prohaska, 98, died October 31, 2009. She worked as a telephone operator for NJ Bell in South River, and was a member of St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Ted Haefner of East Brunswick; 5 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Prohaska; a daughter, Constance Parr; a brother, Joseph Jankowski; and a granddaughter, Cynthia. Services were held at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Rezem Funeral Home.

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PROTIN, Gloria
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY: Gloria Protin, 84, died July 7, 2008. She was born October 30, 1923. She was a former bookkeeper at Binder Machinery, and attended All Saints Lutheran Church. She is survived by two daughters, Kim E. Roussey (George), and Kirsten M. Burr (Michael), all of Piscataway; three sons, Arthur W. Protin Jr. (Barbara Howe) of Madison, Adelbert F. Protin (Susan Shefchik) of Wanaque, and Herbert F. Protin (Terri Barberi) of Randolph; three brothers Adelbert Washburn, Guy Washburn, and Gordon Baker; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Protin, Sr. Interment was at Doyle Veterans' Cemetery under the direction of Piscataway Funeral Home.

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PUCHALIK, Lorraine
BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY: Lorraine Puchalik died November 25, 2010 at her residence. She enjoyed the ballet, opera and concerts. Survivors include seven nieces and nephews, Lynda Mejias, Ronald Chitren, Albert Chitren, Robert Chitren, Joseph Puchalik, Christine Kokoska, and Marilyn Tucker;a brother-in-law, Joseph Kokoska; her grand-nieces and grand-nephews; her great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and her longtime caregiver, Irina Peikrishvili. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mae Kokoska, Sister Mary Leandra, Helen Chitren and Joseph Puchalik; and a nephew, Paul Puchalik. Services were held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment was at Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City under the direction of Stanley Fryczynski and Son Funeral Home.

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RADIO, Loretta
CLAYTON, NEW JERSEY: Loretta M. Rasicci Radio, 73, died June 25, 2007. She was born August 13, 1933. She attended St. Catherine of Siena Church, and enjoyed puzzles, dining out, and TV game shows. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Frank C. Radio, Sr.; three sons, Frank, Jr. (Geraldine) of Franklinville, Sam (Sheree) of Glassboro, and Jeff (Nancy) of Clayton; two siblings, Pasquale "Pat" Rasicci of Beaver Falls, PA, and Rosemarie Tricome of Springfield, PA; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Scuibba; and a brother, Salvatore Rasicci. Arrangements were handled by Barclay Funeral Home.

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REILLY, Joanne
SOUTH AMBOY, NEW JERSEY: Joanne C. Hess Reilly, 51, died January 7, 1988 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Mechanicsville Ladies' Auxiliary of the South Amboy Fire Department. She is survived by her husband, James L. Reilly, Jr.; two sons, James P. and Robert J., both of South Amboy; a brother, Joseph Hess of Franklin Forks, PA; and a sister, Catherine Lobycz of Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Hess, Sr. and Mary Connors Hess; a sister, Mary Hess; and two brothers, Charles Hess, Jr. and David Hess. Services were held at St. Mary's Church. Interment was at Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Gundrum Service Home for Funerals.

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REMELGADO, Joaquim
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: Joaquim G. Remelgado, 77, died February 25, 2006. He was born April 4, 1928 in Matosinhos, Oporto, Portugal, and came to America in 1970. He retired from Federal Bronze. He was the husband of Marinha Monteiro Remelgado; the father of Antonio, Adriano, Joaquim, and Manuela Remelgado; the brother of Conceicao Pereira, Rosa Maria Da Silva, Anatilda Remelgado and the late Adriano Remelgado; and is survived by 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Buyus Funeral Home.

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ROSSI, Crista
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY: Crista Rossi, 82, died October 28, 2009. She was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 9, 1928, and was a resident of Piscataway for over 60 years. She formerly worked for the Dunellen Board of Education. She is survived by her children, Jeanie Rossi of Beechwood, Lindora Sargent (Daniel) of Whitehouse Station, Joseph Rossi (Eva) of Westfield, Richard Rossi (Elizabeth) of Howell, Nancy Keates (Jeffery) of Piscataway, and Clara Perelka (George) of Cocoa, FL; a daughter-in-law, Elaine Rossi; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a nephew; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindoro; a son, Robert Rossi; a daughter, Gloria McQill; and a son-in-law, Paul McQill. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery under the direction of Sheenan Funeral Home.

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RUMPLE, Edgar
WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY: Edgar E. Rumple, 71, died October 19, 1975 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was born December 30, 1903. He retired from Merck & Co. in Rahway, and was living in Lakeland, FL at the time of his passing. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Bobbitt Rumple of Lakeland; four daughters, Mrs. Linda Martin of Mountainside, Mrs. Mary Bischoff of Fanwood, Mrs. Audrey Vliet of Morristown, and Mrs. Janet Wilson of Scituate, MA; a son, Richard of Lakeland; a sister, Margaret Lamb of Massachusetts; a brother, Barry T. Rumple of New York; and 15 grandchildren. Services were held at the Community Presbyterian Church in Mountainside.

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RYAN, Mary Ann
DUNELLEN, NEW JERSEY: Mary Ann Ryan, 87, died September 9, 2009. She was born July 19, 1922. Survivors include two sons, James and Patrick, both of Dunellen; a daughter, Mary Ann Erdek of South Bound Brook; two sisters, Rose Hyer of Morgantown, WV, and Cathy Oliverio of Cleveland, OH; and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald. Interment was at Forest Green Cemetery with arrangements by Sheenan Funeral Home.

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RYDER, Barbara
NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY: Barbara Ryder, 80, died March 31, 2007. She was February 22, 1927. She was a graduate of St. Elizabeth Nursing School, and worked as a nurse for many years. She attended Holy Innocents Church. She is survived by two sons, David W. Ryder of Sussex, and Michael J. Ryder of Neptune; two daughters, Patricia L. Ryder of Bryant, TX, and Joan Marie Ryder of Isola, TX; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerold and Joan Murray of Ayer, MA; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and James McDonough of Somerset; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Ryder. Services were held at Holy Innocents Church. Entombment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Ely Funeral Home.

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SABIA, George
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY: George A. Sabia, 73, died August 23, 2008. He was born in Newark. He was a retired machinist at PSE&G with 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, and served on the USS Randolph. He is survived by two sons, Todd Sabia of Howell Township, and Shawn Sabia of Margate, FL; five stepchildren, Brian Patrick Kean, Sean Steven Kean, Christopher John Kean, Jacklyne Kean Eareckson, and Teresa Kean Abernethy; a sister, Dottie Sciarrillo of Las Vegas, NV; and 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Egan Sabia; and a daughter, Donna Sabia. Interment was at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery under the direction of Higgins Memorial Home.

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SALTHAMMER, Florence
JACKSON, NEW JERSEY: Florence Salthammer, 82, died September 16, 2008. She was born May 27, 1926. She was a retired secretary for Merrill Lynch in New York City. She gave 13,000 volunteer hours to St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick, and was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Ed Christensen of Jackson; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Salthammer. Entombment was at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Rezem Funeral Home.

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SANDS, George
VINELAND, NEW JERSEY: George Michael Sands, 28, died in Delaware on November 16, 1953. He was born January 5, 1925 in Albany, NY to George Sands and Mary Calahan. He worked as a glass grinder. He was survived by his wife, Mary Ann Sands. Burial was at Siloam Cemetery under the direction of undertaker John W. Spicer of Wilmington, DE.

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SCHULTZ, Barbara
MANASQUAN, NEW JERSEY: Barbara F. Schultz, 85, died June 18, 1985. She was born in Newark, NJ. She had wintered in Daytona Beach, FL for a decade. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Pataky of Manasquan; and 3 grandsons. Arrangements were handled by Johnson Funeral Home. Note: Interment may be at Evergreen Cemetery in Union County, NJ. Her date of birth may be January 23, 1900.

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SENSAC, John, Jr.
TRENTON, NEW JERSEY: John Sensac, Jr., infant, died in January of 1912. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sensac, Sr. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Burial was at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

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SHAHID, Lewis
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY: Lewis B. Shahid, 73, died January 19, 2010 at his home in Jersey City. He was born in Cairo, Egypt. He came to the U.S. in 1977. He was a retired security manager for Initial Security in New York, and was a member of St. George Coptic Church. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Nabila Makar Shahid; two sons, Det. Wael L. Shahid, JCPD, and Sheref L. Shahid (Nicole); three sisters, Amal Wahba, Alice Barsoum, and Zahia Shahid; two brothers, George and Victor; a granddaughter; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Maurice and William Shahid. Services were held at St. George Coptic Church. Entombment was at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum under the direction of McLaughlin Funeral Home.

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SHARABBA, Mary
EATONTOWN, NEW JERSEY: Mary Sharabba, 93, died March 27, 2007 at her residence. She was born January 4, 1914 in Danbury, CT to Michael and Rosa DelGuidice. She was a seamstress, and attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank Sharabba; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and Donald Scaccia of Dallas; three sisters, Rita Mozza, Margaret Soviero, and Florence Arkle; her grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Gambaro; a daughter, Marie Gambaro; two sons, Ralph Gambaro and Michael Gambaro; her parents; and two sisters, Catherine Fusco and Antoinette Garruto. Services were held at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Middletown by John E. Day Funeral Home.

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SIMONIAN, Barbara
NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY: Barbara Corrinne Simonian died March 4, 2007. She worked at King Manor Care Center for 18 years. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Simonian; two sons, Sean Simonian of Neptune, and Raymond Simonian, Jr. of Tinton Falls; a daughter, Sherry Ford of Tampa, FL; a sister, Anita Middleton of Stone Mountain, GA; 7 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister; her parents; and a granddaughter. Services were held at First Pentecostal Church. Interment was at Monmouth Memorial Park with arrangements by James H. Hunt Funeral Home.

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SIXT, Anna
SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY: Anna Sixt, 92, died March 26, 2010. She was born in Bound Brook. She retired from Baker and Taylor. She is survived by a daughter, Joan Sixt Apgar (Charles) of Somerville; a brother, George Magulak (Flo) of Manville; three sisters, Betty Plesa of Bound Brook, Helen Gold (Bernie) of Spotswood, and Julia Mazurak of Bridgewater; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Sixt. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment was at the New Cemetery by Cusick Funeral Home.

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SLAWINSKI, Eleanor
FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY: Eleanor B. Slawinski, 80, died April 22, 2007 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, NJ. She was born in Bayonne, NJ. She was a retired secretary for the Building Trades Employers Association in New York City with 44 years of service, and had been a member of St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral Parish in Metuchen for 39 years before moving to Flemington. She is survived by a brother, Thaddeus Budka of Bayonne; three sisters, Sylvia Monahan of Piscataway, Irene Budka of Bayonne, and Genevieve Zasacky of Farmington, MI; a sister-in-law, Jean Zajac of Port Clinton, OH; a brother-in-law, Henry Zasacky; her nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Slawinski. Services were held at St. Magdalen Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway with arrangements by Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home.

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SMALLS, Thomas
ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY: Thomas B. Smalls died June 15, 2011. He was born May 7, 1937 in Charleston, South Carolina to Baker Smalls and Eliza Hayward. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, and had been an Englewood resident for over 40 years. He worked for IBM and Mars Candy Company. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Christian Science Church in New York, and was a volunteer at Westside Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a brother, Samuel Phoenix; two aunts, Viola Thorne and Rosalee Frazier; and his companion and caregiver, Lillian Wong-Kelly. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Murry Smalls. Arrangements were handled by Nesbitt Funeral Home.

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SMIGELSKI, Mae
PENNSVILLE, NEW JERSEY: Mae G. Smigelski, 74, died April 4, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Baltimore to Edward and Marie Garrett. Survivors include her husband, Hubert Smigelski; her children, Matthew Smigelski (Brandy), Hubert Smigelski (Lorraine), Kenneth Smigelski, Doug Smigelski (Beth), J. David North (Holly), Mark E. North (Dianna), Susan Warriner (LeRoy), and Donna Milligan (Donald); 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Adams Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Lewis
BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY: Lewis E. Smith, 65, died May 28, 1955 at the V.A. Hospital in Philadelphia. He was born May 10, 1890 in New Jersey to Charles and Mary Tenson Smith. He was a furniture repairman and a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He was the husband of Dorothy Hall Smith. Interment was at the Beverly National Cemetery in Edgewater Park under the direction of Slack Funeral Home.

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SMITH, William J.
GLOUCESTER, NEW JERSEY: William J. Smith, 34, was found deceased in a New York City hotel room on December 15, 1953. He was a former resident of Essington, PA. He was a seaman. He was survived by his mother, Alice Smith; a daughter, Dorothy; a sister, Mrs. Richard McCafferty; and two brothers, Lawrence and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his father, Matthew Smith. Services were held at the Griffith Chapel in Norwood, PA. Interment was at Montrose Cemetery.

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SODBINOW, Gawril
SEWELL, NEW JERSEY: Gawril Sodbinow, 78, died September 25, 2010 at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Turnersville. He was born February 15, 1932 in Bolchoi-Orlow, Russia. He was the retired owner of Golden Limousine Service in Piscataway, and was also an HVAC area engineer at Rutgers University for 18 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a former member of the American Legion. He had previously resided in Piscataway, North Brunswick and New Brunswick before relocating to Sewell a decade ago. Survivors include his wife, Odette Bembekoff Sodbinow; three daughters, Natalie Wong of Cedar Grove, Christine Buvinow of Turnersville, and Jacqueline Pereborow of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; a son, David Sodbinow of Princeton; two brothers, Sandscha Sodbinow of Piscataway, and Vladimir Sodbinow of Somerset; two sisters, Claudia Kuchinow of New Brunswick, and Isabel Amarhanow of Holmdel; and 11 grandchildren. Interment was at St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Cemetery under the direction of Clayton and McGirr Funeral Home.

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SPOTO, Albina
LODI, NEW JERSEY: Albina Fulvi Spoto, 87, died October 2, 2006. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She is survived by three daughters, Rose James (Robert) of Jacksonville, NC, Josephine Hahn (Robert) of Totowa, and Sara Paulson of Lodi; two sisters, Antoinette Robinsky of Beachwood, and Rose Marie Gauldarrama of East Rutherford; a brother, Albert Fulvi of Cary, NC; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo; two sisters, Jennie Roscoe and Virginia Tyburczy; and a brother, Joseph Fulvi. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Entombment was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Santangelo Funeral Home.

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SPRINGSTEEN, Sophia
WHIPPANY, NEW JERSEY: Sophia Springsteen, age 1 year, died March 5, 1874. She was born in 1873 to Charles and Sarah Springsteen. Interment was at Whippany Burial Ground.

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SPURLOCK, Emmett E., Sr.
FLORENCE, NEW JERSEY: Emmett E. Spurlock, Sr., 92, died January 5, 2003. He was the son of the late Fred and Anna Spurlock. He held a bachelor's degree from Morris Brown College and a master's degree in education from Rutgers University. During World War II, he was a director for the United Service Organizations. He worked at the Manual Training Industrial School, and was later employed by the New Jersey State Department of Education. He was State Supervisor of Vocational Education, and also Director of Migrant Education. He was a trustee emeritus of Burlington County College, a member and former president of the Florence Township Board of Education and Township Council, former president of the Burlington County Association of School Board Presidents, and a board member of the New Jersey State Welfare Division. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed sports, traveling, gardening and yard work. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary Reese Spurlock; a son, Emmett Spurlock, Jr. (Carolyn) of Richmond, VA; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; his cousins; and his friends. Interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery by W.R. Woody Funeral Home.

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SQUIER, Julia
EAST HANOVER, NEW JERSEY: Julia Ann Squier, 49, died September 3, 1854. She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham Squier and Clarissa Squier. Burial was at Hanover Cemetery.

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STAHL, Alta
EWING, NEW JERSEY: Alta M. Stahl, 97, died July 25, 2006. She was born May 8, 1909. She retired from DeLaval Steam Turbine Division, and was active with the Ewing Senior Center. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Pauline Stahl of Devon, PA; a daughter, Gloria Stahl Sapnar of Hamilton; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Banks Stahl. Interment was at Westminster Cemetery under the direction of A.S. Cole Funeral Home.

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STEHLE, Fred
WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY: Fred A. Stehle, 79, died August 20, 1993 at Overlook Hospital in Summit. He was born October 23, 1913 in Irvington. He was a retired public relations director for the Passaic Herald-News. He was a former circulation department manager with the Elizabeth Daily Journal and the New York Herald-Tribune. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion. He attended Holy Trinity Church, where he was a choir member, lector and usher. He had been a Westfield resident since 1946. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Stehle; a daughter, Joan Carnrick of Caldwell; three sons, Dennis Stehle of Spring Lake, Paul Stehle of Brooklyn, and Thomas Stehle of Montgomery, NY; and 9 grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Dooley Colonial Funeral Home.

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STEPHANY, Michael
UNION CITY, NEW JERSEY: Michael H. Stephany, 48, died November 2, 1991 at his residence. He was a court reporter in Manhattan, and had also been a freelance court stenographer and a court reporter for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Albany, NY. He attended Spencer Business Institute, and was a member of the Federation of Shorthand Reporters. He is survived by his mother, Florence M. Stephany of Colonie, NY. Interment was at Memory's Garden in Colonie under the direction of Chicorelli Funeral Home.

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STERN, Frieda
VENTNOR CITY, NEW JERSEY: Frieda Blumenthal Stern, 92, died August 31, 2008. She was the daughter of Maurice and Rose Goodman Blumenthal. She was a graduate of Salem College in North Carolina. She worked for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and the American Red Cross. After her marriage, she worked in the family business, Stern's Food Center. She was a school teacher, worked for Nabisco, was an office manager for a CPA, and served as executive secretary for the Federation of Jewish Agencies for 25 years. She enjoyed playing the piano, reading, and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her children, Ronald (Patricia) Stern, Paula Stern of Ventnor, and Terry (Lynn) Stern of Westerly, RI; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Morris Stern; and a brother, Albert. Interment was at Rodef Sholom Cemetery in Egg Harbor Township with arrangements were by Roth-Goldstein Memorial Chapel.

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STORIPAN, Irene
PERTH AMBOY, NEW JERSEY: Irene Storipan, 94, died November 30, 2011 at Raritan Bay Medical Center. She was born March 4, 1917 in Perth Amboy. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Tyler (Theresa) Storipan of Carteret; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander; a daughter, Alison in 2004; four brothers; and three sisters. Entombment was at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens under the direction of Chubenko Funeral Home.

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TADROS, Samira
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY: Samira Sabha Tadros died February 17, 2010 at Christ Hospital. She was born in Homs, Syria to the late Hebsa and Elias Sabha. She was the wife of the late Jalil A. Tadros; and the mother of Julliette Soliman, Janette Hanna, Nabil, Munir, Dr. Zuhair Tadros, and Sam Tadros. She had 14 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Coptic Church of St. Mark. Interment was at Weehawken Cemetery in North Bergen under the direction of Houghton Funeral Home.

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TAUBEL, Dorothy
BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY: Dorothy E. Smith Taubel, 91, died February 3, 2009. She was a former member of the the Good Cheer Club and the Burlington Garden Club. Survivors include her children, Walter (Kathy) Taubel III of Mount Laurel, Elinor Broadbent of Westampton, Marjorie (Leonard) Wojcik of Burlington, and Nancy (Bill) Thorne of Burlington Township; two sisters, Alma Wallace and Ada Jane Harris, both of Burlington; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Taubel, Jr. Services were held at the chapel of the Masonic Home. Interment was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery with arrangements by Page Funeral Home.

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TAURINS, Valija
WALL TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY: Valija Taurins, 84, died September 9, 2007. She was born March 4, 1923 in Gulbene, Latvia. She was a member of the Lakewood-New Brunswick Latvian Lutheran Church. She is survived by her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harijs. Interment was at Monmouth Memorial Park under the direction of Ely Funeral Home.

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TISCORNIA, Lillian
WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY: Lillian M. Tiscornia, 91, died September 15, 2009 at Newton Memorial Hospital. She was born April 2, 1918 in New York City to Joseph W. and Marion Swicket Braun. She was a member of the Waldwick Women's Club and the Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She attended St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ho-HoKus, where she was a CCD teacher and a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She is survived by a son, Robert J. Tiscornia (Sandy) of Newton; a daughter-in-law, Linda Tiscornia of Riverdale; 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Tiscornia; a son, Kenneth Tiscornia; and her parents. Services were held at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Interment was at George Washington Memorial Park by Smith-McCracken Funeral Home.

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TOROSIAN, Araxie
SADDLE BROOK, NEW JERSEY: Araxie Shahbazian Torosian, 99, died March 20, 2009 at her residence. She was a retired sample maker at Winer Industries in Paterson with 45 years of service. She was a member of St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn, and was a member of the AGBU and the Women's Guild. She enjoyed cooking, reading and traveling. She was the mother of Arpenia Siek (Hans) and George Torosian. She had 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Torosian. Services were held at St. Leon Armenian Church. Interment was at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus by Vander Plaat Caggiano Funeral Home.

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TUSCHE, Richard
HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY: Richard E. Tusche, 50, died June 20, 2003. He was born July 16, 1952. He was a dairy manager at Marrazzo Thriftway, and enjoyed NASCAR and fishing. Survivors include his mother, Helen Tusche; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Kenneth and Jennifer Schroth Tusche, and Kurt Tusche; a sister and brother-in-law, Vicki and Jack Golden; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin H. Tusche. Services were held at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Saul Memorial Home.

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TUTELA, Jean
WHITING, NEW JERSEY: Jean Marrinelli Tutela, 96, died September 5, 2006. She was born August 25, 1910. She was a retired corsetier for Saks Fifth Avenue. She enjoyed reading and sewing. She was the mother of Robert (Terry) of East Hanover, and Albert A. (Marie) of Nutley. She had 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert A. Tutela. Services were held at St. Rose of Lima Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home.

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URNAUER, Father Sebastian
ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY: Fr. Sebastian Joseph "Sep" Urnauer, O.Carm., 76, died July 23, 1955 at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck. He was born June 15, 1878 in Germany to Bernhardt and Thekla Urnauer. He came to the U.S. in 1893. He entered the novitiate of the Carmelite Order at New Baltimore, and was ordained at St. Vincent Archabbey in 1901. He was a former Pittsburgh, PA resident, and was stationed at the Holy Trinity Rectory there for 9 years, in addition to spending 34 years at the Carmelite Monastery in New Baltimore. He also served at St. Joseph Parish in Leavenworth, KS. At the time of his passing, he was residing at St. Cecilia's Monastery. He enjoyed music and sports. Survivors include two brothers, Anton and Heinrich Urnauer, both of Germany; and three sisters, Sister Marie Francesca of the Sisters of Charity at Seton Hill, Mrs. Regina Wachter, and Mrs. Wilhelm Holzinger of Switzerland. Services were held at St. Cecilia's Monastery in Englewood. Note: One record gives his age as 77, and his date of death as July 22.

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VANDER VALK Clazina
WYCKOFF, NEW JERSEY: Clazina Vander Valk, 76, died May 10, 2011. She was born August 1, 1934 in Prospect Park. She graduated from William Paterson College, and was a retired teacher. She taught for 35 years, with 24 years of service at Netherlands Reformed Christian School in Pompton Plains. She was a former resident of Lincoln Park. She attended the Netherlands Reformed Church, and was a member of the Dorcas Circle, as well as a former member of the Netherlands Reformed Church Teacher's Association. Survivors include two brothers, Peter of Odgensburg, and Roland of Sarasota, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Vander Valk. Interment was at East Ridgelawn Cemetery under the direction of Allwood Funeral Home.

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VAN HANDEL, Christine
MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY: Christine Van Handel, 91, died January 20, 2009 at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold Township. She and her family owned Van Handel's Farm and Market on Route 33 in Millstone. She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Yurkovic of Pennsylvania; a son, Edwin G. Van Handel of Millstone; a sister, Marie LaRegina; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin C. Van Handel. Services were held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Interment was at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa.

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VATZ, Minnie
VENTNOR CITY, NEW JERSEY: Minnie H. Vatz died September 30, 1948 in the Pittsburgh, PA area. She was a former Pittsburgh resident, and was a member of the the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel in Atlantic City, and the Council of Jewish Women of Atlantic City. Survivors include her husband, Samuel Vatz; two sons, C. William Vatz and Theodore Vatz; four daughters, Mrs. Samuel Goldstein, at whose residence she passed away, Mrs. Louis Levy, Mrs. Matthew Deutsch, and Mrs. J.R. Herbst; four sisters, Mrs. Abe Lapidus, Mrs. Morris Gusky, Mrs. Louis Myers, and Mrs. Harry Novick; and 7 grandchildren. Interment was at West View Cemetery under the direction of the Ralph Schugar Chapel. Note: This burial may be in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

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VAZQUEZ, Manuel
BOONTON, NEW JERSEY: Manuel Vazquez died January 27, 1986. He was born in Spain, and had been a Boonton resident for the past 70 years. He was a retired molder with National Sash Weight Co. He is survived by his wife, Helen D. Vazquez; a daughter, Joan Reed of Boonton; a son, Thomas Vazquez of Wharton; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Miller Vazquez; a brother, Antonia Vazquez of Spain; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at Saint Mary's Cemetery with arrangements by Lewis and Carey Funeral Home.

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VETRANO, Francesco
SOMERS POINT, NEW JERSEY: Francesco Vetrano, 88, died May 23, 2009. He was born April 20, 1921 in Campofiorito, Sicily to the late Antonino Vetrano and Domenica Cannella Vetrano. He was owned Josephine's Pizzeria. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was the husband of Giuseppina Verdina Vetrano; and the father of Antonino Vetrano and wife Nunzia, Calogero Vetrano and wife Mary Lynne, and Domenica DiVentura and husband Giuseppe. He is survived by his grandchildren; a brother; six sisters; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Adams-Perfect Funeral Home.

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VITALE, Anna
MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY: Anna Vitale, 92, died March 16, 2001 at Cornell Hall Nursing Home in Union. She was born in New York City. She was a former Linden resident, and had been living in Mountainside for eight years. She is survived by a son, Dr. Carl J. Vitale; two sisters, Joan Truncale and Josephine Traparo; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel C. Vitale. Services were held at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Kenilworth. Interment was at St. Gertrude's Cemetery by Mastapeter Funeral Home.

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WACHTER, Arthur H., Jr.
WILLINGBORO, NEW JERSEY: Arthur H. Wachter, Jr., 68, died April 6, 2007. He was a former district manager for American Tobacco Company, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a native of Fountain Hill, PA. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dolores E. Tressler Wachter; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dr. Leslie Anne and Robert McDonald, Lori Anne Wachter, and Lisa Anne and Johnnie Anderson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Arlene Wachter, and Ronald and Joanne Wachter; 6 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by Goes-Scolieri Funeral Home.

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WALL, John C.
BORDENTOWN, NEW JERSEY: John C. Wall, 70, died February 19, 1970. Survivors include two sisters, Clare C. Wall and Mary Jane Clethero. Interment was at St Mary's Cemetery.

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WANAGAITIS, Adeline
BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY: Adeline Wanagaitis, 100, died September 18, 2008. She was born April 14, 1908 in Scranton, PA. She was a waitress at the Sweet Shop in Scranton, and also worked at the Oriental Drug Store in Newark. She was a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newark, and enjoyed cooking, crocheting, gardening and sewing. She is survived by a daughter, Elaine L. Gajarsky (Stephen); a brother, Adam Kucenski; two sisters, Dorothy Griffiths and Emma Cyzyk; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; two daughters, Evelyn DeSimone and Ellie Lloyd; three brothers, Jacob, Adolph, and Arthur Kucenski; and a sister, Ester Begin. Interment was at Crest Haven Memorial Park by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home.

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WENDT, William C.
SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY: William C. Wendt, 81, died November 16, 2006. He retired from the Borough of Spring Lake Sanitation Department, and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Neptune City VFW, and was a volunteer with the Neptune City Fire Department and Good Will Fire Company #2 in Spring Lake. He attended Memorial United Methodist Church in Neptune City. He is survived by a daughter, Joanne Wendt of Ocean Township; a sister, Emma Smith of Spring Lake Heights; two nephews; a niece; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Charlotte Wendt; and a daughter, Brenda Wendt. Burial was at Monmouth Memorial Park under the direction of O'Brien Funeral Home.

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WHITE, Emma
GALLOWAY, NEW JERSEY: Emma M. White, 87, died January 29, 2011 at Absecon Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born December 24, 1923 to Joseph and Emma Bealer. She and her husband owned Bob White's Flower Shop in Mount Holly for over 25 years. She was a longtime Mount Holly and Medford resident, and later relocated to Egg Harbor Township. She was a 60-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and she and her husband were charter members of VFW Post #7677 in Medford. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Kozek of Galloway, and Sandra (Bruce) Stradling of Mount Laurel; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert; her parents; a sister, Anna Prickett; and two sons-in-law, Eric Kozek and Robert Kriney. Interment was at Park View Cemetery in Medford under the direction of Mathis Funeral Home.

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WISTISHIN, Mabel
HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY: Mabel M. Wistishin, 96, died November 16, 2007 at Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 10, 1910 in East Macungie, PA to Gus and Emma Kinsey. She was a graduate of McKinley Hospital School of Nursing, and was a registered nurse. She retired from the Mercer County Community Blood Center, and had also worked at McKinley Hospital and as a nurse for Dr. Ernest Purcell. She was a lifelong resident of Trenton before moving to Hamilton 12 years ago. She was a former member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and enjoyed puzzles and her pet dogs. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marylou W. and Bill Miller of Hamilton; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Wistishin; and her parents. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Saul Colonial Home.

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WITTEL, Mildred
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY: Mildred Wittel, 94, died March 10, 2008. She was born February 14, 1914. She was formerly a longtime resident of Summit. She attended Old First Church of Newark, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, and also attended the United Methodist Church of Madison. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood in Short Hills. She is survived by a godson and his family, Joel Wimer of Smolan, KS; and a longtime friend, Caroline Stuart. She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton W. Wittel. Entombment was at Fairmount Cemetery and Mausoleum in Newark with arrangements by A.S. Cole Funeral Home.

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WOJEWODZKI, Dorothy
CLARK, NEW JERSEY: Dorothy L. Sahli Wojewodzki, 80, died October 11, 2007. She was born February 24, 1927. She was a retired inspector at Hyatt Roller Bearing Co, and was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary Fire Department of Clark. She enjoyed bowling. She was the mother of Kathleen Switek (Joseph) of Clark, and Robert S. (Catherine) of Delaware; and the sister of Julie Puzig and Eva Russo. She had 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley. Services were held at St. Mark's Church in Rahway. Interment was at Hollywood Memorial Park.

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WOODEN, Helen
BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY: Helen M. Staraway Wooden, 87, died September 15, 2008. She formerly worked for the Army ammunition plant, and at the J. Chein Co. She enjoyed bingo and playing the slots in Atlantic City, and loved her pets. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Carl; her children and their spouses, Edward (Cheryl) Wooden of Woodbury, James Commons of Delran, Carl "Butch" (Cathy) Wooden of Belmar, and Debra (Robert) Centifonti and Alice (Jack) Martisofski, all of Burlington; her nieces and nephews; 9 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonzo and Jennie Staraway. Services were held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Interment was at Doyle Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Page Funeral Home.

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YAMAKAITIS, William A.
RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY: William A. Yamakaitis, 78, died January 26, 2007 at his residence. He was born April 26, 1928 in Linden, NJ to the late William J. and Frances Eigner Yamakaitis. He worked as a custodian for the Linden Board of Education for over 42 years, and was a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He attended St. Magdalen Church in Flemington, and was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth L. Young Yamakaitis; two daughters, Susan A. Leonard of Raritan Township, and Ruth C. LeMunyon of Linden; a son, Robert W. Yamakaitis of Raritan Township; two sisters, Mildred Mastreanni and Frances Gorczyca, both of Toms River; a brother, Bernard Yamakaitis of Toms River; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Leonard. Services were held at St. Magdalen Church. Interment was at St. Magdalen Cemetery under the direction of Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home.

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ZALEWSKI, Theresa
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY: Theresa A. Bajkowski Zalewski, 76, died November 29, 2008. She was born February 22, 1932. She retired from United Photo Services, Inc. She is survived by a brother, Stanley Bajkowski; and her nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, David F. Zalewski; a sister, Blanche Pignataro; and a brother, Joseph Bajkowski. Interment was at William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery.

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