Cavallo, Barbara A., (nee Behring), 78, of Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Cavallo who passed away in 2015. Cherished mother of Joseph Cavallo and his wife Jo Ann, Donna Cavallo, and Diane Dorsey. Loving grandmother of Samantha Cavallo, Joseph W. Cavallo, Benino Dorsey, and Andrae Dorsey. Barbara was predeceased by her brother William Behring and sister Bernice Behring.
Born in Paterson, Barbara then resided in West Paterson before moving to Wayne 50 years ago. She married Joseph Cavallo on August 25, 1962 and was a stay at home mom until her children were in school. She then went on to work at IMS America for 16 years until she retired in 2000. Barbara will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Please arrive at the funeral home at 9:30 AM if attending. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in memory of Barbara by using the following link secure2.convio.net/mskcc/site/TR/GivingPages/LeadershipGiving?px=4817485&pg=personal&fr_id=3636
or mail donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at PO Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028. Envelopes will also be providing by the funeral home during visiting hours.
Senatore, Alice M., (nee Galante), 81, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. Devoted mother of Nicholas Senatore and his wife Lorrie, Sandra Walters and her husband Vincent, and Bonnie Catena and her husband Joseph. Cherished grandmother of her six grandchildren: Jessica Conlon, Alexis Lopes, Vincent Walters Jr., Nicholas Senatore Jr., Tyler Walters, and Stephanie Walters. Loving great-grandmother to her three great-grandchildren: Amelia Walters, William Conlon Jr., and Mason Conlon. Dearest sister of John Galante.
Alice was born in Newark where she lived and worked for most of her life before moving to Little Falls 30 years ago. She worked as a cook for the Newark Board of Education at the Wilson Avenue School for 36 years. Alice was also employed as a salesperson at Macy's in Newark for 25 years.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 12 PM at Gaita Memorial Home. Please arrive at the funeral home at 11:30 AM if attending. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, NJ.
Galardi Sr., Frank, 95, of Woodland Park, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife Philomena (nee Yodice) in 2018. Survived by his wife Laura Galardi. Loving father of Frank A. Galardi and his wife Lynda, Ronald Galardi and his wife Lisa, Jo Ann Dugan and her husband Daniel H., Christine Scardilli and her husband Mark, Zachary Tassillo, Deena Gathright, and Olivia Gathright. Frank was a cherished grandfather and dear great-grandfather. Frank was predeceased by his 11 brothers and sisters.
Born in Paterson, Frank lived in Woodland Park for most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II from 1944-1946. Frank was a patrolman for the Paterson Police Department for 27 years retiring in 1988. He was a member of PBA-1 in Paterson. Frank was a member of Calvary Assembly in Woodland Park.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 4- 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home at 10 AM. Pastor Bob Smith will be officiating. Please arrive at funeral home at 9:30 AM. Entombment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Parisi, Donna Ann, 66, of Wayne, passed away on April 22, 2021. Donna Ann Parisi (1954-2021) was born in Hackensack, NJ and grew up in Maywood, NJ to Mary Nardelli Parisi and Salvatore Parisi. She worked in the library at Columbia University and put herself through the masters program at NY Teachers College. She taught Special Education for many years, working with students with numerous challenges.
Donna is survived by her brother, Dominick Parisi, and a host of cousins and friends who will cherish her memory.
Donna was a lifelong learner who was intellectually curious and fascinated by the natural world. She was a staunch advocate for the downtrodden and hated injustice and bullying of any kind.
Donna lived at Preakness Healthcare Center for most of the past 20 years. Despite having Multiple Sclerosis, she worked tirelessly to improve her community and enrich the lives of those around her. She even sat on the planning board when Preakness was building their new wing. She helped design the residents' rooms to make them "homey".
As resident council president, she used her organizational skills to advocate for many programs at Preakness and amplify the voices of her fellow residents. She also used her business acumen to hold numerous fundraisers and sales to provide special treats and parties for the residents. She was instrumental in composing plants, trees, and shrubs for the courtyard garden which has delighted residents and visitors over the years.
Due to Covid, a memorial service will be planned at a later date.
To honor Donna, please consider planting a garden or being kind to someone in need of a friend.
Guarino, Vincent J., 92, of Little Egg Harbor, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Beloved husband of Doris Guarino (nee Abrusia). Devoted father of Catherine Marrone and her husband Thomas, and Vanessa Orozco and her husband Fabian. Adoring grandfather of Lianna Marrone, Vincent Marrone, and Favian Orozco. Dear brother of Eleanor Calabrese. Vincent is predeceased by four brothers and sisters.
Vincent was born and grew up in Newark and later lived in Clifton before moving to Little Egg Harbor 16 years ago. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Vincent worked as a laborer for Mount Hope Co. in Wharton, NJ. Prior to working in construction, Vincent was a hairdresser owning two salons with his wife. Vincent was a parishioner of Saint Lucy Roman Catholic Church in Newark. He was a member of Local 472 Labor Union in Newark.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11 AM at Saint Lucy Roman Catholic Church, 118 7th Ave., Newark, NJ 07104. Please meet directly at church.
Kleber, Ingeborg K., known by family as Oma, 79, of Cedar Grove, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021. Beloved wife for 60 years of Roman. She is the devoted mother of Heidi Mekita and her husband Bob and Linda Kleber and her fiance Richard Grimes. Loving grandmother to Robert and his fiance Jennifer, Kaitlynn and Gina. She is also survived by many sisters and brothers.
Oma was born in Germany and came to the US in 1959. Lived in Little Falls, NJ and Cedar Grove, NJ all her life. She was an avid gardener. Loved helping her husband in the vegetable garden. She planted many flowers around the house, especially her favorite of geraniums and rose bushes. She loved when her grandchildren visited. She would make their favorite German meals Pfannenkuchen.
We just had a small intimate service with immediate family. It was what she wanted.
Please plant a flower or donate to any organization in memory of Oma.
Maloney, Richard F., 92, of Little Falls, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Devoted husband of the late Helen (nee Grosso) who passed in 2018. Loving father of Richard R. Maloney and Barry A. Maloney and his wife Debra. Cherished grandfather of Scott, Heather, Jason, Ryan, and Cara. Richard is predeceased by his grandson Steven. Adoring great-grandfather of his two great-grandchildren.
Born in Paterson, Richard lived in Little Falls all of his life. He was a train engineer for NJ Transit in Jersey City for 35 years before retiring 33 years ago. Richard was a reservist in the US Marine Corp. from 1948-1950 and a veteran of the US Navy serving from 1950-1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Singac Post 108. Richard was an active sportsman who loved hunting and fishing.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10 AM at Gaita Memorial Home. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa Road, Totowa.
"Baba, what for you want to go out and eat? Here you have the best food in the world with the best people." The best people and the best food-- that is how Domingo felt about his family and the amazing food his beloved wife Linda prepared for everyone.
Born in Chamelecon, Honduras, and raised in Bethlehem, Palestine Domingo Handal was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He met the instant love of his life, Linda, and they married at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, or as he referred to it, Jesus's Town. While trading imports and exports, he, Linda, and their growing family lived and traveled in Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan. Each of their children was born in a different country. His business eventually led him to New York City, and finally to Jersey City, NJ where he established a deli and neighborhood ice cream parlor, the latter of which became a permanent fixture on Central Avenue for more than 40 years.
Domingo's passion and commitment to community are perhaps best exemplified through his integral roles as a founding member and leader of two causes very near and dear to his heart-- Jersey City's Central Avenue Special Improvement District, and the Bethlehem Association. In Jersey City he was known as the "Godfather of Central Avenue" and "Baba" to many, earning his seat as a community legend. Together, Domingo and Linda devoted over 30 years on the board of the Bethlehem Association, a charitable organization that supports the communities of Bethlehem.
He and Linda eventually bought their 'forever' home in Totowa and filled it with love, laughter, and delicious food, which attracted a revolving door of friends and family who were always drawn to the "yellow house on top of the hill", as often called "The Handal Hotel." Domingo lived a full and authentic life, and connected with people in ways they would always remember -- whether family, friends, customers, or neighbors.
He was generous, mischievously quick-witted, funny, and always ready for a dance-off or a push-up contest. His integrity was unshakable, and while he had much to boast about, he never once indulged. He and Linda instilled these traits in their children and grandchildren -- there is not one of his descendants that can say they weren't shaped, in one way or another, by his and Linda's guidance and love. For those that were there to shape you, never truly leave you.
Domingo will forever be remembered by his five devoted children, Vida and her husband Samir Handal, Vera and her husband Nassib Faris, Florence and her husband Pierre Fersa, David and his wife Michelle Handal, and Christine Handal; 13 loving grandchildren, Sanielle, Ramzi, John, Renee, Nicole, Kristina, Ramie, Alex, Andre, Gabriella, Anthony, Andrew, Michael; and his five great-granddaughters, Alia, Maggie, Loretta, Theodora, and Nora. He is now reunited in heaven with his beloved wife, Linda, and his siblings Kamal and Shafique. Domingo is survived by his siblings, George, Elaine, and Olga.
He always believed in leaving something better than you found it, and that is exactly what he did.
The family will be accepting condolences on this website. Please share any thoughts or special memories of Domingo.
Due to Covid, the family decided not to have visiting at the funeral home for the safety of family and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Pompeii, 154 Caldwell Avenue, Paterson, NJ. Following mass, Domingo will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Mausoleum in Totowa. For the safety of all, the family asks that everyone who attends social distances. Please note that there will be limited seating capacity at Our Lady of Pompeii for the funeral mass.
To honor Domingo and Linda's passion and hard work within the Bethlehem Association, in lieu of flowers please consider a gift to:
PO Box 1111
Media, PA 19063
Please make check to Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund. In memo line of check please write "In memory of Domingo Handal."
Marie (Banks) Patterson passed away on Monday, March 29th at her home in Little Falls. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Roy, and her daughter, Joan Marie Hartmann. She is survived by her son Roy David Patterson and her daughter, Beverly Sharpe. She was a devoted grandmother to Erich Hartmann and his wife Erika, Patrick Hartmann and his wife Kim, Katie (Sharpe) Bowler and her husband Zach, Elise (Hartmann) DeLatour and her husband Frank and Steven Sharpe. Marie adored her five great-grandchildren- Evie, Frankie, Claire, Caden and Alex- beyond words and cherished the time she had with each of them. She also leaves behind a beloved extended family, neighbors and friends.
Marie was a lifelong resident of Little Falls and a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church. She graduated from Passaic Valley High School in June of 1947 and then attended St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for 74 years. Her last job was at the nurse for the township of Little Falls.
The services at Gaita Memorial Home in Little Falls and burial at Laurel Grove in Totowa will be limited to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 65 Union Avenue, Little Falls, NJ 07424 or the VNA Home Care and Hospice. www.vnahg.org
Naysmith, Kevin E., 61, of Totowa, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. Beloved husband of Donna Naysmith (nee Corrado). Loving father of Joseph Naysmith, Maria Naysmith and her fiance Donald Lewis. Dear brother of Doug Naysmith and his wife Debbie, Richard Naysmith and his wife Nina, Arthur Naysmith and his wife Natasha, Irene Struse and her husband John, and Maryellyn Lombardo and her husband Richard.
Kevin was born in New York and lived in New York before moving to Totowa, New Jersey 32 years ago. He was a mechanic for Drakes Bakery in Wayne.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Ave., Paterson, NJ. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.
Quarterbosh, Gabriel (Gabe), 93, of Little Falls, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Jeanette Quarterbosh (nee Stinziano). He is predeceased by his two sisters Joy Grabowski and Mildred Peduto. He is survived by his dear nieces and nephews.
Born in Jersey City, Gabriel lived there for 40 years before moving to Little Falls 50 years ago. He is a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Gabriel was a business entrepreneur who owned many businesses including 3 Midas shops, Q Pizza & Pasta, and Q Lanes Bowling in Elmwood Park. He most recently owned Q Realty Inc. in Lincoln Park. Gabriel was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church in Little Falls.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 2-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Bloomfield Cemetery, 383 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to your favorite charity made in Gabriel's memory.
Martinez, Rozalia (nee Nyisztor), 67, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family.
Beloved wife of Wilfred J. Martinez. Devoted mother of Tina Zawistowski and her husband Mark, Erika Di Palma and her husband Andrew, and Renee Fantasia and her husband Donald. Adored grandmother of Andrew Di Palma, Nicholas Di Palma, Anthony Di Palma, Ava Fantasia, and Alana Fantasia. Cherished daughter of Istvan Nyisztor. Dear sister of Steve Nyisztor and his wife Denise, Gyongyi Kocak and her husband John, and Nancy Carella and her husband Paul.
Born in Hungary, Rozalia came to the United States in 1956 at just three years old. She grew up in Cliffside Park before moving to Little Falls where she lived for the past 33 years. Rozalia was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. She worked as a server for Frungillo Catering in Little Falls but her favorite role was being a mother to her three girls.
A "Celebration of Rozalia's Life” will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 5-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main St., Little Falls. Please meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (Envelopes will be provided during visitation hours) or at www.stjude.org
Urchak Jr., John M., 64, of Totowa, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Beloved husband of Roxanne J. Urchak (nee Patacco). Devoted father of John Cosmo Urchak and his wife Christie and Francis Michael Urchak. Cherished grandfather of Aubriana, Cosmo, and Marcello Urchak. Loving son-in-law of Antoinette Patacco. John is also survived by his many brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and will be missed by his dear nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, John grew up in Little Falls and later resided in Totowa Boro for the past 26 years. Before retiring ten years ago, John was employed as an electrical engineer for PSE&G for 20 years
John was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. He was a Totowa PAL coach and commissioner of football, wrestling, and baseball for many years. He will be greatly missed by his town and all those who knew him.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Masks are required to enter the building. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls at 9:30 AM. Please meet directly at church. The family requests that you send live plants only to the funeral home or make a donation to support Mt. Sinai Health System at www.giving.mountsinai.org or you can send a check to: Mount Sinai Health System, Office of Development, One Gustave L. Levy Pl, Box 1049, New York, NY 10029-6574. Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
John's son remembers his father...
"On March 11th a truly good man was lost here on earth, but has moved on to be with the Lord, his family and friends in heaven. My father lost a 2 year ongoing battle with cancer. He fought hard until the very end and my family was blessed to be with him up until that time. He was a loyal, dedicated man and a friend to countless. In 34 years Dad never spoke negatively about one soul, he would build up everyone he ever met and would find the best in them. He could make a friend in any room. Personal gain was sacrificed throughout the years, but tireless work was not. He was a shining example of volunteerism, one who would work a 14 hour shift to come home and run the baseball, wrestling, and football programs we and 1,000s of young men grew up around. He had a personal connection with each athlete because he truly cared. Grown men still tell me the influence he has had in helping mold them into who they became, and to him that was more important than any materialistic gain available. If you scored a touch..."Act like you have been there before," says it all LOL. Til this day I regret not being able to have seen him play ball in his prime because that's another thing of legend that I hear from grown men that brings a smile to my face every time. He was a beloved grandfather, father, husband and friend. He lived a blessed life as not many people get to see their grandchildren, yet he was cherished by 3 of them who brought the greatest joy. I attribute the man I am today to his example, work ethic, love for people and genuine selfless approach to leading his life. You will be missed by many, and loved always. He is probably already organizing fund raisers and some sports clinics up in heaven. Rest In Peace Dad- and watch over us all." - John Cosmo Urchak
June 15, 1925- March 7, 2021
"...the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast" Peter 5:10
Eugenia Morse, 95, passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2021.
She was born in Naples, Italy and has been a resident of Little Falls since she arrived in the U.S. in 1955. Eugenia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Anthony, her parents Giovanni & Francesca Rizzo, her brother Gerardo Rizzo and sister Tina Pasqualini. She is the cherished mother of Ralph, Aurora Iannelli and her husband James. She is also survived by her dear cousins and many wonderful nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends whom she loved greatly and by her devoted caregiver Robin Kearsley and Lynn Carlson who lovingly cared for her.
Eugenia had a witty sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes and making her family laugh. She loved music, dancing and singing; especially songs from her beloved Napoli. Some of her favorite times were spent visiting with family and enjoying a cup or two of espresso. She spent many beautiful days on her sunporch reading and waving to neighbors passing by.
Eugenia was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels church where she was a member of the adult choir and volunteered to support many church activities. She was a devoted servant of the Lord whom she loved faithfully throughout her life.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Masks will be required. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Union Boulevard, Totowa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation at Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA
8815 Conroy Windermere Rd., Suite 309
Orlando, FL 32835 or at www.helpfightra.org
Humecky Jr., Michael, 84, a life-long resident of Little Falls, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Devoted husband of the late Gail Humecky (nee Wraback). Loving father of Michael A. Humecky and his wife Carole and Linda Villa and her husband Santiago. Cherished grandfather of Daniel and his wife Kai Gai, Tomas and his wife Samantha, and Nicolas and his wife Carrie. Proud great-grandfather of his two great-grandchildren Anthony and Samantha. Dearest brother of John Humecky and his wife Jean and William Humecky and his wife Dorothy.
Born in Paterson, Michael resided in Little Falls his whole life. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1962. Michael was an engineer who was employed by Waveline Inc. in Fairfield. He was a member of the Singac Fire Company in Little Falls for 47 years. He was a long time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls. Funeral services have occurred and were private to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424.
Corrado, Joseph P., 82, of Totowa, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born in the Bronx, NY. Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie (nee Gaita) of 56 years. Beloved father of Joseph, Vincent and his wife Kelly, Samuel and his wife Donna, Donna Naysmith and her husband Kevin, Keith and his wife Virginia, Kevin, and Angela Corrado.
Joseph is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Louise Corrado and brother Vincent Corrado and survived by his brother Pasquale Corrado and his wife Veronica, sister Mary Corrado, and his brother Robert Corrado and his wife Eileen.
Joe was the owner and operator of Totowa Tire Service for over 50 years. He worked for and retired from the Star Ledger after 30 years of service. Joe loved being on his farm in Hackettstown where he enjoyed his horses, family, and hosting their Hayride of Horrors. He was especially proud of being the grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild- they were the highlights of his life.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Please note masks are required to enter the building. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Avenue, Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.
Edward Anthony Barbieri, 81, of Wayne, NJ, passed away February 18, 2021.
Born in Paterson to Carmine Barbieri and Theresa (nee Talerman) Barbieri, Ed was raised in Totowa Boro, where he spent his days playing sports and exploring the undeveloped lands around Totowa Road. While in Totowa, Ed made many friends in grammar school that would remain close friends to this day. He lived in a house with his parents, sister, his grandparents along with their fourteen children. Their youngest child was three years older than Eddie and they became best friends and more like brothers, sharing interests and friends throughout their lives.
Ed graduated from Passaic Valley High School where he excelled in cross country and basketball; he earned First Team All-County Awards in both sports. He remained so close to his teammates that his children and grandchildren know them by name and understand what a special place they held in his heart.
He also excelled academically. After graduating Passaic Valley High School, Ed pursued an undergraduate and graduate degree in Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. His Master’s Degree was in Metallurgy, a field that was so new to the world that there was not a test for licensure, a story Ed’s family heard many times.
Following his Master’s, Ed met and married Carolann (nee Davis) Barbieri- his wife of nearly 58 years. Ed was Carolann’s protector and provider. They shared the same sense of humor and were a loving example of married and family life for their children and spouses.
Ed was an avid sports fan who regularly watched football, basketball, and baseball. He attended baseball and basketball games with his sons and attended Giants and Big East games with his Uncle Rocco and childhood friends. When he became a grandfather, he always made sure to be there for their soccer games, football games, basketball games, lacrosse games and tennis matches. These were his favorite games to attend and he always had words of advice and encouragement after each game and match.
After his retirement, he regularly spent time with his childhood friends playing cards and going out to dinner with his wife and family. He also enjoyed hosting Sunday dinners for his kids and grandkids. You could be sure to get a weekly reminder asking if you would be attending!
Ed was the happiest when he was doing something- especially when it was helping someone else. Whether it was giving someone a ride, helping with homework, babysitting, or just enjoying a cup of coffee- he was happiest in the company of family and friends. He will forever be remembered for his love, honesty, advice, and humor. He could tell you things about each of his grandkids that would make you think each was his favorite and the thing was, they all were his favorite…the thing was, we were ALL his favorite.
Ed is survived by his devoted wife, Carolann (nee Davis) Barbieri, cherished children, Laura Rizzo and her husband, Dominick, Michael Barbieri and his wife, Katherine and Matthew Barbieri and his wife, Cara. Ed is also survived by his treasured grandchildren, Anton Rizzo, Nicholas Barbieri, Payton Barbieri, Carson Barbieri and Derek Barbieri and beloved uncles, Rocco Barbieri and his wife, Gloria and Ronald Barbieri. Ed leaves behind many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends who became family. Ed is predeceased by his beloved parents, Carmine Barbieri and Theresa (nee Talerman) Barbieri and adored sister, Gabriella (nee Barbieri) Voltarelli and her husband, Anthony Voltarelli.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Wake Service will be held by Father Peter Wells from Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne at 5:30 pm during visitation hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Donations envelopes will be available at the funeral home for your convenience.
George H. Moesch lived in Totowa for 91 years. He was the beloved husband of Loretta (Soltys) for over 67 years, where they raised their family of three children. He was the devoted father of Jacqueline Krygsman, and her husband Andy, George J. Moesch, and his wife Joan and Maryann Fiore and her husband Joseph. George and Loretta's family includes 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
George served in Korea as the first person in charge of Training 8th Army Personnel, in leadership abilities, until the Chinese sent one million troops to assist North Korea (1951). He volunteered for frontline duty and was assigned to the 933AA Artillery Batoon, in charge of a 40mm Gun Position and another gun position, that included four 50 Caliber Machine guns. He returned home from Korea in 1952 from active duty.
George was a member of the Totowa V.F.W. and the NJ American Legion. He completed G.I. schooling for locksmithing and attended the Newark N.J. Radio and TV Repair Institute. George worked in Prudential (Newark and Roseland N.J.) for 45 years. He retired in 1992 after having worked IBM Business machine operations, management, and Technical Problem Solving for all the Prudential major computer rooms in the country. He was also responsible for the management of the Roseland N.J. Computer Center Building (Building Management Division) for 17 years. George was active in Totowa community affairs having served in the First Aid Squad and as a member of the Happy Seniors. He also worked with management of the N.J. Highway Department to upgrade a protective Guard Rail, installed on Route 80 (West), to protect the children's adjacent playground on Bogert Street.
George worked with Congressman Bill Pascrell to have sound barriers erected on Route 80 (West) in Totowa.
George and his family enjoyed many trips to the NJ shore and the Cape Hatteras, N.C. seashore. He also spent a lot of time on home projects and gardening (many people walking or driving by his property enjoyed stopping and looking at the several hundred Tulips, Daffodils, etc. he planted every year). His Dogwood Trees, Crepe Myrtle and flowering shrubs on his property also attracted similar praise from onlookers.
Funeral arrangements are being taken care of by the Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ (Route 23). A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1 PM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Meet directly at Laurel Grove.
Drobik, John, 91, of Wayne, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Beloved husband of Zofia Drobik (nee Garbos). Cherished father of Joseph Drobik and his wife Joan, Irene Ten Hoeve and her husband Richard, and Margaret LoProto and her husband Vincent. Loving grandfather to his five grandchildren. Adored great-grandfather of his eight great-grandchildren.
Born in Poland, John came to the United States in 1962 and resided in Wayne for the past 50 years. He was self-employed as a stone mason.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10 AM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 52 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Please meet directly at cemetery.
Turasik, Lucille (nee Niertka), 98, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. Beloved wife of the late John Turasik who passed in 1986. Loving mother of Nancy Roy and the late John G. Turasik (2018). Adored grandmother of two grandchildren. Dearest great-grandmother of three great-grandchildren.
Born in Lynch, Kentucky, Lucille moved to New Jersey residing in Little Falls. She later moved to Fort Meyers, Florida where she lived for 35 years. Lucille then returned to New Jersey moving to Wayne seven years ago.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. Lucille dedicated her life to caring for her husband and children and will be missed dearly.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6 PM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main St., Little Falls.
In Loving Memory
Carl Richard Baechler
December 13, 1935-February 2, 2021
Carl Richard Baechler of Fairfield passed away at age 85 on February 2, 2021.
He is survived by his daughters Sherri De Luca and her husband Michael and two grandchildren Nicole and Ozzy of Highland Lakes. Lori Demary and husband Frank and two grandchildren Alexa and Ava.
Carl owned his own Trucking company for many years doing jobs around the Singac and Little Falls area where he grew up, paving, snow plowing etc. He also worked with Fletcher Creamer company for years.
Carl was met at the gates of heaven by his mother Mildred Louise Coeyman and his father Conrad F. Baechler.
May he Rest In Peace
Paletta-Wright, Nicole C., 39, of Hawthorne, passed away on January 9, 2021. Beloved wife of Michael C. Wright. Cherished mother of Collin J. Wright. Loving daughter of Suzanne Paletta (nee Kanyok)and the late Joseph Paletta. Dearest sister of Stephanie Galizia and her husband Ralph. Nicole was born in Ridgewood and grew up and lived in Hawthorne her whole life. She was a beloved daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend. Her son was the light of her life and her favorite role was being a mom.
The family will receive their friends on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 2 - 5 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. Masks are required to enter the building. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nicole's son, Collin's education would be greatly appreciated. www.gofundme.com/f/final-expenses-for-nicoles-farewell?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Durkos, Mary, (nee Dutko), 101, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully in her home, on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Loving wife of the late Edward G. Durkos who passed in 2004. Cherished mother of Edward M. Durkos and his wife Susan. Dear grandmother of Timothy, Elizabeth, and Stephanie. Adoring great-grandmother of Jaxon and Jake.
Mary was a long time resident of Little Falls, living there for 101 years. She worked as an Inspector for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Bloomfield. Mary was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls as well as a member of St. Anne's Altar Society.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.
Ablaschai, Vasili, 74, of Paterson, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Loving husband of Tatiana Ablaschai (nee Marinin). Cherished father of Vasili Ablaschai and his wife Michele and Natasha Andrews and her husband Jim. Adored grandfather of five grandchildren. Dear brother of Vera Dello Buono and the late Ivan Ablaschai who passed away in 2004.
Born in Austria, Vasili lived in Brazil before moving to Paterson, NJ 58 years ago. He was a self-employed truck driver.
A service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5 PM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. Meet directly at church. A Burial Service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9 AM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. Meet directly at church. Interment to follow at St. Vladimir's Cemetery, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ 08527.
Agresti, Arlene F., (nee Cappello), 71, of Clifton, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Beloved wife of Joseph Agresti. Devoted and loving mother of Maria Agresti. Dear aunt of a niece and two nephews.
Arlene was born in Passaic, and grew up in Clifton. She moved to Woodland Park when she was 40 years old and lived there for about 18 years before moving back to Clifton. Arlene taught in the Clifton School District for 36 years before retiring in 2014. She was a member of the Clifton Board of Education from 2011-2018 where she served as the Vice-President. Arlene was a member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and was very active in the Clifton Teacher's Association where she served as Treasurer. She was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church in Paterson. Arlene loved her trips to Atlantic City and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4- 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:15 AM at St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church, 174 Ramsey St., Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Ave., Clifton.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Arlene's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours. Please remember masks are required to enter the building and social distancing protocols will be in place.