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