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.