Ortiz Sr., Julio, 80, of Woodland Park, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 in his home. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Ortega). Loving father of Nancy Ortiz, Evelyn Ortiz-Marks and husband Steven. He is predeceased by his son, Julio Jr. Devoted grandfather to Michael Marks and Julia and Isabelle Ortiz. Julio is survived by a sister and a brother.
Born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Julio moved to Paterson before residing in Woodland Park for the past 50 years. Julio worked for the Wayne Board of Education as a bus driver for 18 years. He was a member of St. John's Cathedral in Paterson where he was a former lector. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.
Buczynski, Hedwig F. (nee Zylowski) 104, of Paterson passed away on June 14, 2018. Born in Paterson she lived there most of her life before moving to Wayne four years ago.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 2002. Loving mother of John Buchinski and wife Shirley. Cherished grandmother of Robin Buchinski.
Funeral service was private.
Mirowsky, Melania (nee Homiak) 91, of Wayne, formerly of Little Falls passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Regency Gardens, Wayne.
Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Devoted sister-in-law of Olga Miketzuk, two goddaughters, Dr. Kathleen Kopach and Joan Migton. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her two brothers, Michael and William Homiak.
Born in Garfield, she resided most of her life in Little Falls before moving to Regency Gardens four years ago. She graduated from Mountainside School of Nursing and was employed at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge. After many years of service, she retired from Ciba Geigy (now Novartis) in Summit. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Little Falls, where she served on the Restoration Committee and St. Anna's Altar Society. She was also a member of Mountainside Hospital Alumni Association.
Burial Service Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. John's R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. Parastas 7:30 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
John Nervetti, 93, of Oak Ridge NJ, formerly of Closter NJ, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2018. Devoted husband of the late Carla Nervetti. Loving father of daughters Elisa Dominski and husband Peter of Sparta, NJ, and Barbara Florence and husband John of Camp Wood, TX. Adored grandfather of Josiah and Dr. John Dominski, and Tara and Jared Strongosky.
Born Giovanni Nervetti in Pavia, Italy on Christmas Day, he was the youngest of 11 children and is survived by his sister Luigia and many nieces and nephews of Pavia, Italy. He was awarded a full scholarship to technical school at age eleven. The youngest in his graduating class at age fourteen, he began working as a tool and die maker to help support his large family. He even built a home for his deceased brother's family. Because of his skills he quickly rose to become a foreman with Necchi Sewing Machine Co. An accomplished self taught accordion player, John also had his own band as a young man.
He moved to the United States in 1953 where he met his future wife. He worked for a few companies before founding Johner Mfg. in Hackensack in 1961 and West Milford in 1971, specializing in precision metal stamping. His motto was "If no one else can do it, we will." His customers included NASA, AT&T, Keystone Camera and many other top companies.
John began race walking in his early 60's for his health and soon became an internationally ranked senior race walking champion, collecting many medals and trophies. He was a very determined person and would let nothing get in the way of his goals. His positive mindset and achievements have been a great inspiration to his entire family.
He was a very generous man and he was an incredible blessing to his family and many who knew him. A long-time member of St. Joseph's Church in West Milford, John was also a very spiritual man who prayed daily. His faith and love of the Lord provided a great example for his family.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, New Jersey on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
John G., 65, of Paterson, formerly of Little Falls, passed away on May 12, 2018. Beloved son of Lucille (nee Niertka) and the late John Turasik. Loving brother of Nancy Roy. Devoted uncle of a niece and nephew. Born in Passaic, John lived most of his life in Little Falls, before residing in Paterson for the past 20 years. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6 pm at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls. Arrangements were entrusted with Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls.
David, 29, of Woodland Park, passed away April 24, 2018. Loving son of Diane (Zavattaro) Bucci, and Dominick Bucci and his companion, Fran. Caring brother of Brian Bucci and his wife, Stephanie. Devoted uncle of Adrianna. Born in Passaic, David lived in Woodland Park his whole life. He was a member of Holy Cross National Catholic Church in Woodland Park. David worked as a barber who was self-employed. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, May 6th from 1-3 pm and Monday, May 7th from 10 am-2 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Prayers will be said by Father Joe at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online at www.gofundme.com/david-bucci Donation envelopes will also be available at the funeral home during visiting hours, please make checks payable to Dominick Bucci.
Norma Natalie, 94, of Wayne, passed away April 20, 2018. Devoted mother of Rick Okulski and his wife Lynne, and Aimee Hall. Caring grandmother of Travis Okulski and his wife Shannon. Born in Paterson, Norma moved to Wayne, where she has resided for the past 68 years. Arrangements were entrusted with Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls. All funeral services will be private to her family.
Donald, 61, of Newton passed away April 10, 2018. Loving husband of Susan Marques. Devoted father of David Delli Paoli, Stephen Delli Paoli, and Savannah Delli Paoli. Caring brother of Michael Delli Paoli, Joseph Delli Paoli, Anthony Delli Paoli, Carol Rutzler, Joanne Delli Paoli, and Karen Delli Paoli. Born in Passaic, Don lived in Roxbury, and then to Newton, where he has resided for the past eighteen years. He was a Private Contractor who worked on home improvements. Don was a huge New York Yankees fan. He loved music from Bach to Rock and in his free time enjoyed playing the drums. Don will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, April 13th from 6-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Savannah's College Fund. To donate online, please visit www.gofundme.com/memorial-fundsavannah-delli-paoli , or to donate by mail, please make checks payable to Savannah Delli Paoli and send to 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424 - all donations will be forwarded to Savannah. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Helen, 90, of Little Falls, passed away March 29, 2018. Loving wife of Richard Maloney. Devoted mother of Rick Maloney, and Barry Maloney and his wife Debra. Adored grandmother of Jason Maloney, Ryan Maloney, Cara Maloney, Scott Maloney, Heather Maloney, and the late Steven Maloney. Caring sister of Josephine Pressimone. Born in West Milford, Helen moved to Little Falls, where she has lived since 1955. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. Her family will receive their friends Monday, April 2nd from 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 3rd at 10 am at Gaita Memorial Home - please arrive at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, New Jersey 07068.
Stanley V., 87, of Little Falls, passed away March 12, 2018. Loving husband of the late Justine "Sue" (nee Dutko) Jaworski. Devoted father of Dianna Jaworksi and Mark Artis, and Mark Jaworski and wife Jennifer. Adored grandfather of Jacqueline Jaworski and Nicholas Jaworski. Stanley lived in Little Falls for over 52 years. Before his retirement, he was a Utilities Supervisor for PSE&G. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. His family will receive their friends Friday, March 16th from 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 10 am at the funeral home - please arrive at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Rodney W., 59, of Totowa, passed away March 8, 2018. Loving wife of Mary (nee Rusciano) French. Devoted father of Samantha French, Shawn French, Stephanie French, and Skyler French. Adored grandfather of Mariah Cotty and Rocco Marotta. Caring brother of James French, Bert French, and Eileen French. Rodney is survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Born in Passaic, Rodney lived his whole life in Totowa. He was a Salesman for New Jersey Sunroom where he sold sunrooms and conservatories. When Rodney wasn't working, he enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family - especially the family trips to Wildwood. Rodney's family meant everything to him and Rodney means everything to his family. He will be truly and deeply missed. His family will receive their friends for visitation on Tuesday, March 13th from 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, please donate to help Rodney's family at https://www.gofundme.com/n7h92-raising-money-for-my-father , envelopes will be available at the funeral home to donate by check or cash - please make checks payable to Mary French.
Jimmy, 94, was born and raised in Newark, NJ and resided in Little Falls for the past 44 years. He was the youngest of 17 children. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Boudreau) for 65 wonderful years. Proud father of James and his wife Rose, Anthony and his wife Jill and Michael and his wife Barbara. Adoring grandfather of Samantha, James Jr, Jamie, Ricky, Anthony, Alyssa, Evangeline and Adelaide. Jimmy was an uncle and second father to hundreds more.
Jimmy proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Tank Operator in World War II. He joined the 12th Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge and in that battle, three quarters of his unit was lost in battle. He served the rest of his service under the legendary General Patton. He received a Bronze Star for bravery and Purple Heart after being shot in combat. After returning home from the war, he worked on the docks as a longshoreman. He finally found his lifelong career as an electrician for the IBEW Local #102. Jimmy was a skilled electrician and eventually started his own business, JASCO Electric with his son Anthony.
Jimmy was an active member of his community. He was a member of the Little Falls Chapter of the Knights of Columbus for 39 years, where he, until he was 90 years old, coordinated the monthly bus rides to Atlantic City. He was a Master Mason with Little Falls lodge #263 of F & A.M. A long-time member of the Livingston B.O.P.E. lodge #1855. Finally, Jimmy dedicated many hours to Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church and attended mass daily for over 40 years. He was a man of faith, who witnessed many miracles due to that faith.
In retirement, Jimmy traveled the world. He escorted his family on four camping trips across the United States. After seeing all 50 States his wife “dragged” him around the world – twice. He had a tireless sense of adventure. Jimmy walked the Great Wall of China, toured the Taj Mahal, rode an Ostrich and climbed to the base camp at Mt. Everest at 78 years old. There weren’t many things he would try, at least once.
His family will receive their friends Monday, March 12th from 4-8 pm (Knights of Columbus Service at 6:30 pm) at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Entombment to follow to Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flower donations in James’ name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Domenico Rocco of Wayne, NJ, died peacefully at home in his sleep on the morning of March 6, 2018. Domenick was 88 years young.
Domenick was born on December 25, 1929 in Serino, Italy, a small province of Avellino (Campania). Domenick attended school in Italy and served in the Italian military. Domenick’s father, Raffaele Rocco, and mother, Annina Rocco (nee Bernabo), resided in Serino, Italy and owned a chestnut processing and export business. Domenick was the oldest of two sons.
Domenick’s father, Raffaele Rocco, served as mayor of Serino for many years. In the early 1950’s during a visit to Paterson, NJ, Domenick’s father was given the key of the city of Paterson by the mayor of the time, Lester F. Titus. Domenick revered his father Raffaele. He never ceased to voice his father’s many accomplishments as a beloved mayor of Serino.
In 1953, in order to overcome financial hardships, Domenick and his family traveled to America and settled in Paterson, NJ. Domenick began working at a dye house in Paterson and later switched to restaurants where he pursued his love for cooking. Domenick embodied the American dream and became an ardent restaurateur. His last two restaurants were the Mona Lisa in West Paterson on McBride Avenue, and La Trattoria in Paterson on the corner of Ellison Street and Cianci Street. Domenick was known for his huge portions, delicious vodka sauce, homemade limoncello, joke telling, and singing to his customers at the end of the night. Domenick had a love for cooking, but his deep passion for people is what truly made him special.
Domenick was a member of the Roma Sport Club and played club soccer with his brother and friends. Domenick loved trips to the Jersey shore with his friends.
On February 16, 1969, Domenick married Joan (nee Cavallo) of Totowa Boro, NJ and had four children. Domenick valued true friendship, had a deep love for Paterson, and always kept his door open for friends and family. Domenick and his family moved to Wayne, NJ in 1976.
Domenick maintained a strong bond with his family and friends back in Serino, Italy. He periodically visited his home town with his wife and children as they were growing up; so that they could continue a connection despite the distance. A mass in Domenick’s honor is being held by his many relatives and friends on Monday, March 12, 2018 in his home town of Serino.
Domenick is survived by his two daughters: Margaret A. Fiore, Giovanna J. Simone; two sons Raffaele D. Rocco, Domenico J. Rocco; six grandchildren: Raquelle D. Rocco, Nico J. Fiore, Isabella R. Rocco, Maria J. Fiore, Domenico J. Rocco, Gemma G. Simone; daughter-in-law Patricia E. Rocco; son-in-law David R. Simone. Preceding him in death were his wife, Joan Rocco (nee Cavallo), and his brother, Gaetano Rocco.
Domenick loved life, and never lost his strong desire to live. Without life and love, hope departs; the passing of life is a divine intervention; our gateway to God’s universe.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3–7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:30am, at Saint Gerard Church, 501 W Broadway, Paterson – Those who desire to participate in the funeral procession, please arrive at the funeral home by 9:30 am. Relatives and friends are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “In Memory of Domenico Rocco” to Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, C/O Father Mark, 381 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07505 – make checks payable to ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL.
Henry, born in 1927 and lived 90 years. He was the oldest of three sons raised in Rutherford, New Jersey. Upon graduation from Rutherford High School, he went to Newark College of Engineering for two semesters. The Draft Board was hot on his tail when he enlisted in the Navy Air Force V-6 program as a Seaman 1st Class. Graduated Honor Man in his class and was promoted to Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class as an Instructor. Discharged as an Ensign Officer after World War II, he returned to NCE and earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Henry continued studies at Farleigh Dickinson University for a Bachelor Degree in Physics. He married Francis Fegley of Clifton. They bought a big eight room house in Wayne and filled it with two daughters (Edith Dumhart and JoAnne Strilec) plus five sons (Henry III, triplets Thomas, William and Richard, and Edward). After working for a number of different companies designing machinery, Henry finally settled at Picatinny Arsenal as an expert in nondestructive testing of munitions until retiring. Henry joined a number of senior citizen clubs including the Golden Age Circle of Wayne (Chaplin), AARP Haledon Chapter (VP) and the AARP Clifton Chapter. He spent many years breeding better golden yellow daffodils. His garden also had many different kinds of lilies and chrysanthemums. Henry loved ballroom dancing with his sweetheart Florence Lloyd. Henry's family will receive their friends Tuesday, March 13th from 5-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at 1:30 pm at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562 - please meet directly at the cemetery.
Theresa M., 53, of Little Falls, passed away March 1, 2018. Loving mother of Christian Heidt. Caring daughter of Ronald and June (nee Diese) Bulwin. Cherished sister of Marie June Bulwin. Theresa is survived by many adored cousins and one Goddaughter. Theresa lived in Little Falls her whole life. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. Theresa loved to travel and garden, but she especially loved helping others. She was a Home Aide and caring for others came naturally to her. Her family will receive their friends Monday, March 5th from 5-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian's Scholarship Fund - envelopes will be provided at the funeral home - please make checks payable to Christian Heidt.
Robbin entered eternal heavenly rest surrounded by loving family and adoring friends. She would have had it no other way.
She was the daughter of the late John Sardinsky and Dorothy Shark Sardinsky, and is now reunited with her older sister, Patricia Sardinsky Lentine. She is mourned by her loving husband of 38 years, Allen, and their daughter, Courtney Mix Press and her husband, Matthew Press, of Hoboken, her sister, Darlene Sardinsky, her nieces, Melissa Lentine Strauss, and her husband Jamie, and Emily Esposito, her nephews, Timothy Lentine, and his wife Deanna, and Noah Esposito. Missing her infectious sense of humor will be her grand-nephew Dillon Strauss, and her bevy of grand-nieces: Morgan and Devyn Strauss and Gianna, Briella and Sofia Lentine.
A proud member of the Passaic Valley High School graduating class of 1973, Robbin attended the County College of Morris, and became a Registered Dental Assistant for 30 years with Dr. Roger Warren, a Clifton periodontist. In 2005, she retired and partnered with Melissa to open Everything Dance, a dancewear boutique in Caldwell which served the needs of dancers of all types and ages until 2015, at which time she retired due to health reasons.
Her family was the pride of her life, especially her husband and daughter, a former dancer who performed over 100 times with New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. They were legendary travelers, saw the world from Germany to Tahiti, and were as comfortable at a bistro in Paris, a pub in London as a local “all the way” hot dog stand.
The family will have a memorial gathering for those wishing to join them at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, from 4 – 8pm, Thursday, March 1. A memorial service celebrating Robbin’s life, accomplishments and amazing spirit is being planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Robbin’s memory to the John M. Lonsky Scholarship Foundation, and sent care of the Mix Family at 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424.
Alexander was the oldest sibling of eleven, born in Jaffa, Palestine, from Greek descent. His parents were Antoun and Zahia Abou El Dahab. His family immigrated to Mansoura, Egypt in 1947. In Mansoura, he married Soula Antoniou and had two children - Tony and George. The family lived in Egypt until Alexander immigrated to Brooklyn, NY, in 1970. He brought his family a year later to the United States. Alexander lived in Brooklyn, NY; Lehighton, Pennsylvania; Palm Bay, Florida and Prospect Park, New Jersey. Although he reached only a seventh-grade education, he was very venturesome and fearless in his working career in order to provide for his family. He worked as an auto parts salesman, a book-binding pressman and a security guard; and along the years, he owned and operated a photography studio, a house goods store, a car service, a restaurant and a photography store. He truly was an entrepreneur.
On February 26, 2018 he passed away in New Jersey, where he lived his last years. His wife Soula passed away only a year earlier. He is survived by his son, George Chrisafis and wife Mariela Losada and George’s ex-wife Ellen Zouroudes, and late son Tony Dahab, who is survived by his wife Frances Dahab; his grandchildren Serina Dahab and husband Nicholas Eder, Alexander Chrisafis and Nicholas Chrisafis; his great-granddaughter Malia Eder; his siblings Farah, Gabi, Rodina, Elizabeth, Monda, Joseph, George, Antoine, Alexandra, and Robert. Alexander is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He will be remembered as the person who always joked around and made people laugh.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, February 28th from 9 -11 am at St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral, 355 State Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217.
Funeral Service will take place at 11 am at St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral.
Burial will follow to Ocean View - The Cemetery Beautiful, 3315 Amboy Road, Staten Island, New York 10305.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to International Orthodox Christian Charities through web page www.IOCC.org in memory of Alexander A. Chrisafis - Tax exempt number EIN 25-1679348.
Eleanor M. (nee Dunn), 95, of Cedar Grove, passed away February 11, 2018. Loving wife of the late John A. Helm (2002). Devoted mother of Jay Helm and Glenn Helm and his wife Carol Ann. Caring sister of Mary Dunn. Born in Newark, Eleanor moved to Cedar Grove in 1951 and resided there since. Before her retirement, Eleanor worked as a Sales Associate at Lane Bryant in the Willowbrook Mall. Eleanor loved going out for lunches and dinners with her girlfriends from Lane Bryant; she was a very social person. Eleanor was a parishioner at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. Her family will receive their friends Wednesday, February 14th from 2-4 pm, 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 15th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Burial will follow to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark.
Eva (nee Turko), 86, of Singac, passed away February 10, 2018. Loving wife of Lawrence Breen, Sr. Devoted mother of Kathleen Bickler and her husband John Robert, Kevin Breen, Lawrence Breen, Jr., and Colleen Breen-Lopez. Adored grandmother of Joshua Breen, Bryan Lopez, and Ryan Breen. Cherished aunt of John Turko and Robert Cranmer. Eva is pre-deceased by brother John Turko, sisters Anne Turko, Elsie Cranmer, and Mary Cranmer. Eva lived all her life in Singac and was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. She loved to travel, go on vacations, and was an avid gardener. Her family will receive their friends Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, February 14th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Entombment will follow to Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Julia (nee Ostaff), 95, of Little Falls, passed away February 2, 2018. Loving wife of the late Archie Burke (2016). Devoted mother of Lawrence Burke and wife Lisa, James Burke, Irene Yurkosky and husband Peter, and Nancy McKerracher. Adored grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Born in Singac, Julia moved to Connecticut where she lived for 30 years, then back to Singac in 2010. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church. Her family will receive their friends Tuesday, February 6th from 2-4 pm, 7-9 pm (Parastas will be said at 3 pm) at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Burial Service will be held Wednesday, February 7th at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls - prayers at the funeral home will start at 9:30 am, please arrive at 9:15 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Hilda (nee Kelle), 96, of Little Falls passed away January 31, 2018. Loving wife of the late Peter Sidor (1968). Devoted mother of Don M. Sidor, Ken P. Sidor, and Chris Dupas and her husband Floyd. Adored grandmother of Marcie Dupas and the late Peter Dupas. Cherished great-grandmother of Aubree Samgour and Peter Samgour. Born in Germany, Hilda moved to the Bronx at 4 years old, then to Little Falls where she resided for 63 years. Before her retirement, Hilda was a Tax Clerk at the Little Falls Tax Department. Her family will receive their friends Monday, February 5th from 6-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls - prayers will be said at 8:45 pm.
Irene (nee Dunkerley), 97, of Little Falls, passed away January 31, 2018. Loving wife of the late Hubert Zicot (1954) and Leo Philippi (2016). Devoted mother of Patricia Pelonero and her husband Steven and the late Hubert Zicot (2016) and survived by his wife Marie. Adored grandmother of Lee Zicot, Dana Goodspeed, Steven Pelonero, and the late Jude Zicot. Caring great-grandmother of 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by brothers Frank and Robert and sister Helen Dunkerley, and Florence Puglisi. Born in Paterson, Irene moved to Little Falls in 1951. Before her retirement, Irene was a Meat Wrapper for Grand Union Company in Clifton and was in the Meat Cutters Union Local 464. Her family will receive their friends Wednesday, February 7th from 4-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 8th at Gaita Memorial Home at 11 am - please arrive at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Vincent R., 52, of Woodland Park, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Philadelphia, PA with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Carmela (nee Zappaarrata). Devoted son of Eugenio "Gino" and Anna (nee Gorga). Cherished father of Amanda Arcuri and her companion Jennifer Steyling and Gianna Arcuri. Loving brother of Gina Delmo and Angela and her husband Brian Baskinger. Adored uncle of Nick, Alexa, Joe, Johnny and Bobby. Vinnie will be missed by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was born in Paterson and raised in West Paterson. He was the owner-operator of Park West Automotive Repairs, Woodland Park. He had an extraordinary love for his family and an inseparable bond with his wife and daughters. He enjoyed Sunday dinners and family vacations and had a passion for restoring his classic '69 Chevelle. Funeral will take place on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am at St. Thomas More R.C. Church, Fairfield. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. The family will receive their family and friends on Thursday, 3 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Vinnie can be made in care of Gianna's Scholarship Fund.
Diane N. (nee Gnozzio), 84, of Little Falls, passed away January 22, 2018. Loving wife of the late Lester Robinson (1996). Caring mother of Gail Robinson and husband Steve Larsen, Jill Robinson-Westwood and husband Mitchell, and Chris Robinson and wife Cheryl. Devoted grandmother of Jessica and Jamie Westwood, Aidan and Colin Larsen, and Ian Robinson. Cherished sister of Nancy Kolek, Sally Albanese, Jeanie Peluso, and Michael Gnozzio. Diane is survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Diane moved to Little Falls in 1965 and has resided there since. She worked at Prudential Insurance Company and J.C. Penny's for many years before retiring .Diane enjoyed cooking and was a frequent visitor of the Little Falls Public Library. She loved her grandchildren and would travel with them and go to every event involving her beloved grandchildren. She was a very family oriented person and will be deeply missed. Her family will receive their friends Sunday, January 28th from 5-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will take place Monday, January 29th at 11 am at Gaita Memorial Home. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
George W. Fay, of Caldwell, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 19, 2018. Born in Glen Ridge, George resided in Caldwell for the past 41 years. George proudly served in the USS Independence and was deployed to Cuba for the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of American Legion Post 185 of Caldwell. Surviving is his loving wife Joan Fay (nee Hasemann). His beloved son Russell G. and his wife Kathleen, and his cherished granddaughter Elizabeth Fay. He is also survived by his nephews Andrew and Alex Carlough, Eric Fay, niece Tricia Fay, and great-niece Harper Carlough. Visitation for friends and relatives will take place Wednesday, January 24th from 4-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424. Church Service will be Thursday, January 25th at 11 am at Christ Episcopal Church, 74 Park Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028 - please meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George's name to American Legion Post 185, 303 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006