De Lillo, Amalfi J. (nee Cruz), 93, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Louis De Lillo who passed in 1994. Cherished mother of Susan Pinadella and her husband John and Elisa De Young and her husband Michael. Amalfi was predeceased by her son Louis A. De Lillo "Sonny" in 1993 and her daughter Luana De Lillo in 2019. Loving grandmother to her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Amalfi is survived by her brothers Italidis Cruz and Gundebaldo Cruz. Amalfi will be greatly missed by her dear friend Bob Carlo and his family.
Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic Amalfi came to the United States in 1945 and lived in Wayne for the past 50 years prior to that residing in Passaic. In her early life Amalfi sang professionally with her brother Adalberto Cruz while living in the Dominican Republic. Later in life, Amalfi worked as an electronic technician for Almo Labs in Little Falls for 15 years. She was a member of the Wayne Senior Citizens Club. Arrangements were private to the family.
Van Putten Vink, Mary (nee Radosti), 66, of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Beloved wife of William Van Putten Vink Sr. Devoted mother of William Van Putten Vink Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Vincent Van Putten Vink and his wife Lauren, Melissa Di Napoli and her husband Tom, Catherine Van Putten Vink, and the late Keith Van Putten Vink who passed away June 26, 2014. Mary is the cherished grandmother of her five grandchildren, William, Michael, Chase, Kendall, and London.
Born in Maryland, Mary later resided in Clifton for over 40 years. She dedicated her life to her husband and children. Services are private to the family.
Margaret K. Torre a long time resident of Totowa, N.J., passed away on September 9, 2020 at the age of 99. Margaret was born and raised in Paterson N.J., the youngest child of Alex and Susanna Kornafer. She was married to Arthur M. Torre, (deceased), for over 40 years.
Margaret is survived by her son, Dr. Arthur J. Torre and his wife Marilyn. She was beloved by her grandchildren: Suzanne, Christine, Carolyn, Elizabeth, Gerald, Daniel and Michael. She had 8 great-grandchildren: Andrew, Julia, Charlie, Justin, Jamie, Dylan, Nicky, and Alexis.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association would be appreciated.
Funeral is for immediate family only.
Albert Demee Jousset Jr., 71, of Clifton passed away on the morning of August 31, 2020. Albert was born and raised in Dover, New Hampshire as the eldest of five siblings to Albert Jousset and Grace Leary. In 1971 he studied History and English at William Penn College and in 1978 attended Virginia Theological Seminary. Albert had an extensive career as both a teacher and more notably as an Episcopal minister for the Diocese of Newark for over 25 years. He primarily worked for St. David's in Kinnelon, All Saints in Leonia, and Christ Church in Ridgewood where he was renowned for his dedication and leadership. Albert was awarded the Bishops Certificate of Merit as well as the Bishops Canterbury Scholar Award. Later in his life Albert served his time to working as a hospice companion to patients through Bayada Hospice.
Albert is survived by his children, Todd and his wife Carmen Jousset, Courtney and her husband Ryan Hayes, and Alexandra and her partner Chris Mulvey. He was the beloved and devoted grandfather to Luke and Addison Hayes and Jackie, Zachary, and Andrew Jousset and survived by his loving sisters and brother Sherry Fortuna, Gay Roy, and Jefferey Jousset. He is predeceased by his parents Albert and Grace and brother Timothy.
Albert enjoyed reading, history, and baseball (go Red Sox!) He will be remembered for being a dedicated clergy member but most of all a devoted and very loving parent and grandparent. He had a dynamic sense of humor and a great compassion for all walks of life and everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Due to Covid regulations at this time, services will be arranged at a later date that will be announced.
Slawinksi, Richard, 54, of Woodbridge, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020. Beloved husband of Dana Rizzi-Slawinski. Dear brother of Stanley Slawinski, Heidi Garcia, and Diane Bernard. Richard was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Richard was born and grew up in Elizabeth, NJ. He has been a resident of Woodbridge for the past four years. Richard was a cabinet maker and worked for Diversified Fixture, a cabinet making company in Lakewood, NJ.
The family will receive their friends from 4-8 PM on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424. A service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 PM with Fr. Dan Grigassy from St. Bonaventure's Church officiating. Masks are required inside the building.
Santucci, Louise K. (nee Meyers), 83, of Bloomingdale, formerly of Fairfield, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Devoted mother of Joseph Santucci Jr. and his wife Caryn, Amy Santucci, and the late Elizabeth Santucci-Zaccaro. Beloved grandmother of Stephanie Zaccaro, Samantha Zaccaro, Katlyn Zaccaro, Amanda Santucci, Ava Santucci, Joseph Santucci, Matthew Santucci, and Nicholas Del Sontro. Proud great-grandmother of two great-grandchildren.
Louise was born and grew up in Passaic, NJ and then resided in Fairfield for 50 years. She worked as a police dispatcher for the North Caldwell Police Department for 10 years. Louise was a parishioner of St. Thomas Moore RC Church in Fairfield. Arrangements were private to the family.
Fiore, Giovannina (Palatucci), 85, of Little Falls passed away peacefully after her battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Michele S. Fiore (2004). Loving mother of Stanley Fiore, Pasquale Fiore, Louise Fawzi and Joann Nardelli. Cherished grandmother of Pasquale Fiore Jr, Katelynn Fiore, Alyse Smith, Michael Fiore, Laura Fawzi, Leah Fawzi, Antonio Nardelli and loving great grandmother to Cora Smith.
Born in Avellino, province of Montella, Italy, Giovannina and her brother Angelo sailed to America for a better life. She met her husband at church who had also come from Italy by boat. Her sewing skills got her work as a seamstress. Her love for gardening had everything she touched blooming and she loved sharing her fresh produce with friends and family. She was an avid walker around town, to the local parks and many friends and acquaintances just knew her. She also is a member of the Little Falls Golden Agers Club in Little Falls and enjoyed camaraderie there. Her skills in the kitchen earns her the best ever chef title from all lucky enough to have enjoyed her cooking. Her lasagna is Out Of This World amazing for every holiday and will be missed. Mom or Nonna as she is known will be missed by all her friends and family. She has a heart of gold...always there for everyone and put everyone first.
Due to Covid19 there will be limited viewing. The family requests masks be worn at all times due to compromised systems.
Private viewing at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ on August 10, 2020.
She will be joining her husband at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum at 52 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ on August 10, 2020.
Haden III, William J., 70, of Clifton, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Devoted husband of Petronila Ramos-Haden. Loving father of Matthew Bautista and his wife Virginia, Patricia Gonyou and her husband Thomas, and Peggy Lambe and her husband Thomas. Dear brother of Brian Haden and his wife Jo Anne, Dr. Theresa (Terry) Litchfield and her husband Peter, Marilyn Kreel, Mary Sierchio and her husband Robert, Jill Malanga and her husband George, and Gloria Haden-Vero and her husband Peter Margo. Adored grandfather of five grandchildren. William will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Born in Orange, NJ, William grew up in Cedar Grove and lived there for 50 years. He then resided in Bloomfield before moving to Clifton six years ago. William is an United States Army Veteran, serving from 1969-1971. He served in the Vietnam War as a Sergeant of Communications. William worked in truck delivery for Opic Wines through the Teamster Union 863 of Glen Rock.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Catherine's of Siena RC Church, 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.
Trombino, Irene F., (nee Manno), 89, of Little Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Arthur R. Trombino (2003). Loving mother of Mary Ann Trombino-Arthur and Donna Lubertazzi. Cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Born in Paterson, Irene moved to Little Falls in 1955 and lived there for 65 years. Irene worked as a supervisor for Prudential Insurance in Roseland for 25 years from from 1974-1999. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 9:30 AM at Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Montclair, NJ.
In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Irene's memory would greatly be appreciated. Send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or www.stjude.org
Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours for your convenience.
Gatch, Rex, 54 of North Caldwell, NJ suddenly passed away on July 8, 2020. He is survived by his wife Johanna, daughter Violet, brother Eric Gatch and his wife Lynn, nephew Harrison Gatch, niece Madeleine Gatch, in-laws John and Helen Cap and sister-in-laws Stephanie Sackariasen and Andrea Kruger and their families. He is pre-deceased by his mother Anita Donada Gatch and father Donald E. Gatch.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, Rex moved to London, UK when he was three and then to Malta. Rex attended Fernden Preparatory School, Seaford College, Dundee University and graduated from South Bank University, London. Rex loved showing his daughter Violet his "hometown" of London and introducing her to his UK friends. He was a devoted Arsenal fan.
Rex met his wife Johanna in Hoboken 18 years ago and it was love at first sight. They were married in 2004 and were thrilled to welcome Violet to their family in 2009. Rex was an attentive father and had an extremely close relationship with Violet.
Rex's passions included reading, gardening, cooking and pool. Known as "The Vest" by his pool mates he loved the leagues and tournaments he played in and cherished all the friendships he made. His quick wit and sense of humor was enjoyed by his friends, family and co-workers. Rex loved his profession as an environmental engineer. Many of his colleagues became his close friends and confidantes.
Arrangements are private to the family.
Contributions in Rex's honor and memory can be made to www.gofundme.com/f/rex-gatch-memorial-college-fund-for-violet
and will go directly to Violet's college fund, as her education was a priority for him.
Haik, Jacquelyn E., 38, of Totowa, formerly of Clifton, suddenly passed away on May 11, 2020. Predeceased by her father Wallace (Ken) Haik in 1982 and her mother Robin (nee Lowe) in 2013. She is survived by her life partner Brian Wieczockowski, her loving godmother and aunt Arlene Marocco, her aunts Susan Kingston, Liz Bartolo, and Susan Bartolo, and her many cousins. She will be greatly missed by her beloved dog, Butters.
Born in Pequannock, Jacquelyn lived in Clifton most of her life before moving to Totowa a little over a year ago. She was formerly employed by Giovatto Advertising in Paramus as an administrative assistant. She enjoyed trips to the Jersey Shore with her friends and had a love of animals volunteering at Clifton Friends of the Animal Shelter. At this time arrangements are private to the family. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Entombment of Jacquelyn's cremains will follow directly after visiting at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa for 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, the donations to Clifton Friends of the Animal Shelter, PO Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015 would be appreciated.
Bridget (nee Pieri) Davis, 83 died on June 4, 2020 at home in Wayne, New Jersey surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bridget was born on August 20, 1936 in the Bronx, New York to Ascanio and Maria Pieri. Both of her parents emigrated from Italy, her father Ascanio from the Abruzzo region and Maria from the region of Emilia Romagna.
Bridget was raised in The Bronx and attended Walton High School. While residing in The Bronx she met her husband John. They married on Dec. 28, 1957 and had five sons. John and Bridget lived in San Diego, California and Yonkers, New York, finally settling in Wayne in 1973.
Bridget is survived by her loving husband of 62 years John, her devoted sons John Jr. and his wife Barbara, Tom and his wife Michele, Steve and his wife Kathie, and Jim and his wife AnnMarie. She was the cherished grandmother of Katie, Matthew and his wife Megan, Joey, Patrick, Amanda, Brandon, Melyssa, Kyle, Alianna, Juliette and Andrew. Adored aunt of Rob Zandoli, his wife Irene, and Rick Davis and his wife Cathy. Beloved grand aunt of Kara and Dennis Pettersen and their daughter Brianna, Meghan and Chris Hummel, and James Zandoli. Bridget was predeceased by her brother Bruno Zandoli and her granddaughter Laura. At the time of her passing Bridget was greatly anticipating the birth of her first great grandchild.
Bridget had many interests and was very active in her community and church. She loved to travel and felt very fortunate to have visited many beautiful locations throughout the world, especially Italy where she was able to reunite with relatives. She enjoyed reading, needlework, painting and daily walks around Packanack Lake. She was an avid gardener obtaining a certificate from the Master Gardener's program. Serving her community was very important to Bridget. She was a volunteer in the Friends Room at the Wayne Public Library and at Eva's Kitchen in Paterson. She also prepared meals for the Father English Community Center, helping to feed the underprivileged in Paterson, NJ.
Bridget enjoyed her hobbies and charity work, but she was most passionate about her family. Nonna, as she was affectionately called, was so incredibly loved and admired by her grandchildren, and her grandchildren meant the world to her. Holiday dinners, birthday celebrations, making gingerbread houses, trips to cut down Christmas trees, ski weekends, annual summertime sleepovers, and most especially vacations on Cape Cod - these are the best times that the family spent together. These were the moments that kept family close, and Bridget is the reason why these Davis family traditions exist to be passed down through generations. Bridget and John always came to games, plays, concerts, graduations and anything the kids were involved with. They endured cold, heat, rain and even snow to cheer for their grandchildren.
Bridget was blessed to have wonderful friends and many friendships that lasted her lifetime. Playing cards, going to the theater, day trips, and traveling to visit friends were always favorite activities.
Bridget was a very special lady. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Anyone who knew her has fond memories of times they shared with Bridget. She was loved by family and friends and she will be missed more than words can say.
A memorial funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Wayne, NJ, in the future.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to The National Pancreas Foundation (www.pancreasfoundation.org) or mail it to 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 700, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
Alala, Joan L. (nee Cobianchi), 82, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Devoted mother of daughter Joan Alala-Pierro and her husband Michael, and daughter Kim Faure. Beloved grandmother of Jaime Ricci and her husband Anthony, Kirsten Bundy, William Faure, and Joseph Faure. Adoring great-grandmother of Aryanna Ricci and Olivia Bundy. Dear sister of James Cobianchi.
The daughter of Louis and Clara Cobianchi, Joan was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. She later moved to Little Falls where she resided for the past 51 years. Joan had previously worked for Macaluso's Restaurant and Catering in Hawthorne, NJ. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Joan will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Services are private at this time.
Mannuzza, Cheryl Ann (nee Jackson), 64, of Freehold, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Devoted mother of her son, Jonathan Mannuzza, and daughter, Jennifer Philip and her husband, Bruce. Loving stepdaughter of Frank Waldron. Adoring grandmother of Jessica Philip and Allison Philip.
Born in Paterson, Cheryl moved to Wanaque before residing in Lincoln Park for 30 years. She later resided in Freehold moving there seven years ago. Cheryl loved and cherished her cats and will be missed by them and her family greatly. Services are private to the family.
Magdalene Candino-Connors, 79, of Little Falls, formerly of Jersey City, passed away on May 30th, 2020. Loving mother of Marc Candino. Grandmother of Andrew and Brianna Candino. Sister of Richard Keilly and his wife Francine, the late Ronald Keilly and the late Robert Sikora and his wife Patrice.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great-aunt. She loved and adored her grandchildren and enjoyed watching them playing sports and attending their school events.
She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.
Cellist André Emelianoff lost his 10 year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy on May 30th, 2020. Born in Sea Cliff, Long Island in 1942, he attended North Shore High School and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Luigi Silva and Leonard Rose. He played in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, served as principal cellist with the New Jersey Symphony under Henry Lewis, as well as the New York Chamber Symphony, the Waterloo, and the White Mountains Festival Orchestras under the direction of Gerard Schwarz. As an advocate of contemporary music and a member of Da Capo Chamber Players for over 30 years, he commissioned and premiered works by composers such as Joan Tower, Aaron Kernis, Shulamit Ran, and George Perle. In addition to his highly expressive playing, he was known for his innovative thematic programming and his insightful program notes.
A dedicated and inspiring teacher, André taught for over 25 years at the Juilliard School, Bard College, the City College of NY, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, the White Mountains and Round Top Festivals, and the Salzburg Mozarteum. An enthusiastic world traveler, his concert and teaching tours took him to China, France, Israel, Russia and included a United States State Department sponsored tour of Central Asia as a cultural ambassador.
In the last 3 years he enjoyed the devoted and skilled care of "Right at Home" aides, and more recently, Ennoble hospice.
He is survived by his loving wife, hornist and teacher Amy Larkey-Emelianoff, director of Instrumental Music at Newark Academy in Livingston, N.J. Known for his love of opera and lieder, his quirky sense of humor, his obtuse wordplay, and his endearing gentleness, kindness, and charm, André Emelianoff is survived by 9 siblings, and hundred of adoring students.
Carpenter, Gail C., (nee Dakake),62, of Belleville, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Devoted wife of William R. Carpenter. Loving mother of two daughters, Vanessa Kordja and Taylor Kordja. Cherished grandmother of Ailani Lopez. Dear sister of brother Robert Dakake and sister-in-law Fran Mezzacappa, brother and sister-in-law Charles and Carole Dakake, and brother Glenn Dakake. Gail will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Paterson, Gail resided in Totowa Boro before moving to Belleville four years ago. She was a culinary tech at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne for 12 years. Gail was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church in Little Falls. Funeral services were private to the family. A Memorial Celebration of Gail's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Gail's memory would be greatly appreciated. You can mail donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028 or by going to www.giving.mskcc.org
Herrmann, Horst P., 96, of Wayne, passed away at his home on Monday, May 25, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Ilse Herrmann (nee Blaschke) who passed away in May of 2019. Loving father of Caroline Herrmann and her wife Erika Krausse. Born in Germany, Horst came to the United States in 1953 and moved to Wayne eight years ago. Horst and his wife Ilse owned the Carousel Gift Shop in Berkeley Heights before they retired. He was a past member of the Berkeley Heights Lions and a practicing Lutheran. Arrangements were private to the family.
Arthur (Art) Schlosser passed away peacefully on May 24th, four days after suffering a fatal hemorrhagic stroke. He leaves behind his wife Loretta (Wuschnig) with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in September. He had five children and ten grandchildren. Dennis and his wife Liz of Little Falls and their children Kelly and her husband Billy, Christine, Erin and Michael; Daniel and his wife Courtney of Acworth GA; Donald and his wife Maryann of Wayne and their children Garrett and Keara; Darren and his wife Lori of Parsippany and their children Allyson and Eric and Donna Sheridan and her children Joseph and Nicholas. Artie also leaves behind five sisters Mary Wilkins (deceased), Virginia Green, Helen Thomas, Irene Madden and Joan Centrella.
Art served four years with the US Air Force. Upon discharge, he joined and 35 years later retired from Hoffmann La Roche in Nutley where he worked as an Electrician. In his younger years, he was an avid bowler. He loved sports, especially the Yankees and the NY Giants, and his daily newspaper and TV. He loved camping for many years with his family and friends. When his camping life ended, he spent time at his beach house in Surfside Beach SC. He led a simple, comfortable life with Loretta which was basically dedicated to being with and enjoying their children and grandchildren.
Murray, Marie S., (nee Lami), 82, a life long resident of Totowa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Joseph Murray (2010). Loving mother of Joseph Murray and his wife Bernadette, Peter Murray and his wife Christine, Patricia Di Pietro, and Michele Dorsett and her husband Brian. Dear sister of William Lami and his wife Fran. Beloved grandmother of 9 grandchildren. Doting great-grandmother of 2 great-grandchildren.
Born in Totowa Boro, Marie lived all of her life there. There was nothing she loved more than cooking for and spending time with her family and especially enjoyed holidays with them. Marie enjoyed trips to Atlantic City with her late husband and friends as well. She was a parishioner of St. James RC Church in Totowa and a member of the Totowa Seniors Club. Due to state regulations at this time, funeral services are private to the family.
Randolph or "Randy" Stewart was born on June 8, 1952 in Paterson, NJ to the late Harold and Margaret Stewart and he departed this life on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Randy served in the Army National Guard out of Teaneck, NJ and was part of the 50th Armored Division, trained as a Water Purification Specialist. He later served as an Officer at the Passaic County Juvenile Detention Center and then later as a Sergeant of Security for Passaic County Probation and Child Support Services before retiring. He would often provide coloring books and snacks for the children as they waited with their parents.
He is survived by his daughter Bree Stewart, fiancé Elsa Perez, his sister Olivia Stewart, his brothers Ozzie, Victor and Gerry Stewart, sisters-in-law Brenda and Barbara Stewart, 15 beloved nieces and nephews and a host of cherished extended family, close friends, and neighbors.
Paolina (Pauline) Calabrese (nee Ranelletti), age 97, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020. Pauline was born and raised in Paterson residing much of her life in Totowa. Before retiring she was a long time employee of Shulton (Old Spice) in Clifton. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. James R.C. Church in Totowa for many years.
Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Peter A. Calabrese (1972) and is predeceased by daughter Vincentina Gaffney, son Paul Calabrese, and grandson Christopher Gaffney. She is survived by her devoted son Peter W. Calabrese and his wife Lorraine, grandchildren Michael, Rose Marie, and Matthew Gaffney, step-grandchildren Dave Gallaugher and his wife Cindy, Paul Gallaugher, and great grandchildren Kaitlyn and David Gallaugher. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Pauline was a great cook and took pride and joy preparing Sunday and Holiday dinners for her family who she loved dearly. Nothing made her happier. Pauline's greatest gift was her love and devotion for her family, always putting their needs before her own. She took care of many relatives and friends in their time of need, now she will be taken care of by our Lord.
She will always have a special place in our hearts.
Carol C. (Coudert) Damis, age 84, passed away on April 25, 2020 in West Caldwell.
Born in 1935 in Ridgewood, N.J., Carol was married to the late Kenneth (Buddy) Damis and was a devoted mother of two sons, Wayne of New Providence, N.J. and Paul and his wife Maria, of Paramus, N.J. She is survived by her grandchildren Russell Damis and his wife Cassandra of Waldwick, N.J., Jake Damis of Paramus, N.J., Katie Damis and her husband Ted Hopkins of New Providence, N.J., and Kenneth Damis USAF stationed in New Mexico, and two great grandchildren Mason and Demi-Lynne and many nieces and nephews. Carol is predeceased by her loving companion Tom.
Carol had a wonderful and fulfilling life. She took pleasure in traveling and visiting new places here and abroad. She was an avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed her audio books. She had a great sense of humor and will be sadly missed by all who loved her.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory can be made to the Reed Academy, 25 Potash Rd., Oakland, NJ 07436 or www.reedfoundationforautism.org.
Funeral services will be private.
William J. Scarnaty (Billy Who) of Woodland Park, NJ passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020. He is predeceased by his loving parents, William and Marie Scarnaty. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Scarnaty. He was a beloved father to Bill Scarnaty, Joe Scarnaty and his wife Kathy, Darla Palmesino and her husband Richard, Kristin Karam and her husband Kamal, and Nicole Almazi and her husband Joe. Dear brother to Peter Scarnaty, Raymond Scarnaty, Rosemarie Guarente, and the late Francis Scarnaty. He was an adored Pop-Pop to his 12 grandchildren: Billy and Alyssa Scarnaty; Matthew, Nicholas, and Rachel Scarnaty; Michael and Jacqueline Palmesino; Marissa, Lia, and Jax Almazi; and Kadin and Kyin Karam. He was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews and a great friend to all who will miss him dearly. William was a lifelong resident of New Jersey and grew up in Paterson. He was a carpenter, bartender, and restaurant/bar owner. Services will be delayed at this time and decided at a later date. Because of the care William received in the hospital, donations can be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital GoFundMe page through the Scarnaty family or to any charity of your choice in William's honor. Website: www.gofundme.com (PPE Masks for St. Joes in Honor of Bill Scarnaty)
Cordero, Ronnie, 61, of Little Falls, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Ronnie is predeceased by his parents Rafael and Irma Cordero. Devoted husband of Jean Esperanza Cordero. Loving father of Ronnie Cordero #1, Ronnie Cordero #2, and Karla Cordero. Caring stepfather of Marie Calibuso, Nelizza Calibuso, and Imee U. Calibuso. Adored grandfather of Gavin Xander Yasin, Gabriel Hasan Yasin, and Asher Blaise Labrador. Beloved brother of Carlos F. Bonilla, Norma Cordero, Ralph Cordero, Miriam Cordero-Ramos, Lucy Cordero-Trias, and the late Irma Cordero. Ronnie was a dear uncle to 20 nieces and nephews.
Born in Jersey City, Ronnie was a long time resident of Little Falls, who dedicated much of his time to the town he lived in. A former United States Marine, Ronnie joined the Little Falls Fire Department in 1980 as a member of Engine Co. #2 and transferred to the Eagle Hose Co. #1 in 1982 where he was still an active member. He was Assistant Chief for Eagle Hose Co. #1 from 2007-2019. Ronnie was voted Firefighter of the Year by the Passaic Valley Elks Lodge in 2018. Ronnie began working for the township of Little Falls part-time in 1986 and later became a full-time employee in 1998. He was the town's Zoning and Housing Inspector from 2002 until the present day. Ronnie's presence will be greatly missed not only by his family but by the township of Little Falls as well. Due to state mandate at this time, service is private to the family.