Gaschler, Joseph F., 65, of Vernon, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020. Beloved husband of Barbara J. Gaschler (nee Day). Loving father of Deborah Gaschler, Rebecca Gaschler, and the late Barbara Ann (1975). Devoted son of Helen Baumgartner Gaschler. Adoring grandfather of Brianna Gonzales, Angelica Gonzales, Edwin Gonzales, and Sierra Gaschler. Great-grandfather of Jordan Montgomery. Dear brother of John Gaschler and his wife Catalina, and the late Michael Gaschler (1968).
Born in Passaic, Joseph moved to Paterson before residing in Vernon for the past 19 years. He was a member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church located in Franklin, NJ. Joseph was also a member of the Royal Rangers of Paterson.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10 AM at Gaita Memorial Home with Reverend James Henry officiating. Interment to follow at Fair Lawn Cemetery, 22-21 Maple Avenue, Fair Lawn.
Oliver, Paul G., 62, of Woodland Park, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Beloved son of Mona Fayad Oliver and the late Nicholas J. Oliver. Dear brother of Nicholas Oliver, Raymond Oliver, Robert P. Oliver, Olga Simunovich, and the late Barbara N. Oliver. Paul will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, Paul moved to Woodland Park when he was 6 years old. He once took a Naval Aptitude Test and scored with over a 180 IQ. A loving and devoted son, Paul took care of his father for 10 years before he passed away in October of 2018. Paul was a member of St. Ann's Melkite Church in Woodland Park.
A funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Ann's Melkite Church, 802 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park. Interment to follow Resurrection Cemetery, Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ.
Diakos, Maxine (nee Balasis), 75, of Little Falls, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Nicholas E. Diakos who passed away December 23, 2011. Loving mother of Tina Diakos Ammendola and the late Emmanuel N. Diakos (1994) and Pauline Diakos-Jimenez (2015). Adoring grandmother of 6 grandchildren. Dear sister of Peter Balasis.
Born in Greece, Maxine lived in Little Falls for the past 54 years. She was the proprietor of the Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove for 18 years. Prior to that Maxine and her husband Nicholas were owners of the Clairmont Diner and Clairmont Chateau. Maxine was a member of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Clifton.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 4 - 7 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. There will be a service at the funeral home at 5:30 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10 AM at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 818 Valley Road, Clifton. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.
Julia Jasterzbski, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. All who shared time with Julia admired and respected her for she was an honest, strong woman with a generous pure heart.
Throughout her life Julia was greatly inspired by the devotion and sacrifices of her parents, Mary and Joe. At age three, Julia, her 1- year old sister, Mary, and her mother left Hungary and traveled one week by boat to reunite with their father who had earned sponsorship in the states. Julia witnessed hardship early on and embraced the importance of hard work and perseverance. After several years living on a dairy farm in Hackettstown, the Wichas moved to a two-family home in Clifton. Julia and her sister Mary attended Holy Trinity in Passaic. Julia's most fond memories were spent with her sister and parents on day trips to Lake Hopatcong, Palisades Amusement Park and Coney Island. It was during her elementary years that she first met her life-long sweetheart "Jazzbow". Joe and Julia attended Holy Trinity together and both continued their religious education at Pope Pius High School.
Her Catholic faith was evident in her daily behavior and had a significant influence in her youth and adult life. Passionate about helping, and focused on learning, Julia, continued advanced studies at Rutgers University where she graduated with a Nursing Degree. During this time Joe enlisted in the US Air Force. Although apart, Julia and Joe were committed to each other and were destined to be together. The couple married shortly after his military discharge.
Julia adored her husband and loved her two sons, Tommy and Richard. Their future and well-being meant everything to her. While Joe worked days, Julia took the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift at Passaic General Hospital. She devoted 40 years of her life caring for her patients and their families as an OBGYN Registered Nurse. Her loyalty and personal contributions to the hospital earned her professional recognitions, the support of her colleagues, and the love of her patients.
Whenever possible and into retirement, Grandma Julia, along with Grandpa Joe, spent as much time as they could with their boys and their cherished grandchildren Michele, Tommy, Cathryn, Christina and Jennifer. Julia was an avid reader. She had a profound interest in books, but her greatest pleasure and source of fulfillment was in spending time with the grandchildren and helping her family. Grandma Julia was the ultimate caregiver assisting with cooking, housekeeping, babysitting, but most especially she provided a guiding light, a voice of wisdom, a model of goodness.
"You were a very SPECIAL lady MOMMA...we deeply love, admire, and appreciate all you did. You will forever be in our hearts."