Douglas Mayer, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on March 27, 2023 at the age of 81. He was born in Union City, New Jersey to parents Walter and Edythe Mayer. Doug lived a beautiful life with his loving wife Carol, who he adored for 62 years.
Doug and Carol were residents of Wayne, NJ where they raised their three children, Douglas, Dennis, and Karen. They later moved to Stockholm, NJ and Whiting, NJ. Doug was preceded in death by his eldest son, Douglas Mayer. He is survived by his wife Carol, his children, and nine grandchildren.
Doug's grandchildren brought immense joy into his life. They include David, Michelle, Matt, Danielle, Justin, Christopher, and Thomas. He also had two step-grandchildren, Kim and Nicole. Doug was blessed with one great-grandchild, Penny Lane, and three step-great-grandchildren, Leah, Cameron, and William.
Douglas was a man of great character and will be remembered for his love of life and his enduring spirit. He was kind and compassionate, and always made people laugh. He had a contagious smile and was loved by all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a charity that was very dear to Douglas, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org
Griffin, Tina M., 51, of Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Beloved daughter of Dennis and Kathy Griffin of Woodland Park. Cherished sister of Dennis Griffin Jr. and the late Denise Griffin. Born in Paterson, Tina lived in Wayne all of her life.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 4-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 1:30 PM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa. Please meet directly at the cemetery. Reverend Jin Kook Kim from the United Methodist Church in Little Falls will be officiating.
Daniel Walicky, 88 of Toms River, NJ, formerly of Belleville, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Beloved Husband of Elaine Walicky (nee Nobrega). Loving Father of Daniel Walicky, Jr. and his wife Marisa, Dana Walicky, Dona Fizzarotti and her husband Phil and David Walicky. Cherished Grandfather to Lauren (James) Burdash, Michele Walicky, David Walicky, Jr., Dustin Walicky, Dylan Walicky, Felicia Hahn and Great Grandfather to Emilia, Morgan and Matthew.
Daniel is predeceased by his parents Sylvester and Josephine, brothers Robert and Raymond, sisters Ruth, Rose and Marian as well as his daughter-in-law Theresa Walicky.
Born in Newark, Daniel lived there most of his life before moving to Belleville in 1982, then relocating with his wife to Toms River eight years ago. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 825 and worked for Aneiro Concrete for many years before retiring in 1997.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls from the hours of 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org and to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visitation hours.
Juan J. Ledergerber, 76 years old of North Caldwell, New Jersey sadly left us on March 17, 2023. Juan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sonnia Ledergerber, his three daughters, Lorena Ledergerber, Cecile Ledergerber, and Priscilla Ledergerber-Arango, his four grandchildren, Lucas, Sophia, Peyton, and Ella, and his son-in-law, Michael Arango.
Juan immigrated from Ecuador, S.A., at the age of 18 and served in the army branch of the United States Military. He was an entrepreneur and business owner of Sonnia's Manufacturing Textile Company as well as Plant Manager of Sunweave Corporation.
In honor of Juan J. Ledergerber, a mass will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11 AM in Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell, NJ 07006.
Edson, Irene (nee Campagna), 69, of Phillipsburg, formerly of Paterson, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Wayne Edson. Loving mother of John Campagna, Jennifer Crawford and her husband Derrick. Cherished grandmother of her 8 grandchildren. Dear sister of Ray Campagna, Mary Lou Lewis, Louanne D' Pasquale, Robin Redner, Linda Grecco, Karen Joachim, and Georgina Hansen. Irene was predeceased by her two brothers Jimbo and Joey and her loving companion Arthur Chubby Duval.
Born in Paterson, Irene lived there most of her life as well as worked in Paterson at the Chicken Supreme. She moved to Phillipsburg three years ago.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, March 20, 2023 from 6-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Rocco Agostino Sr. passed away at home with his family on March 11, 2023. Rocco was born to Inez and the late Elio Agostino in Paterson, New Jersey on March 22, 1972. Rocco was treasured by his mother Inez, children Christine, Rocco Jr., and Ian, and his grandchildren Zelda and Storm. He was also loved by his sister Virginia Fillare, late brother-in-law Robert Fillare, brother Elio Agostino, sister-in-law Cindy Agostino, late sister Inez Peia and brother-in-law Joseph Peia. His nephews Joseph Peia and Matthew Fillare will miss him greatly, along with his aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Since he was young Rocco was gifted with his hands and a sharp mind. He started working at AAMCO transmission at the age of 13 as a car mechanic. Eventually he met Janice Agostino who he went on to marry and have 3 children with, Christine, Rocco, and Ian. Shortly after Ian was born they split up and he became a single devoted father of 3.
Everyone knew Rocco could fix anything, as he helped his loved ones whenever they needed assistance with their cars or homes. He used these gifts in various jobs throughout his life as a mechanic, a maintenance director of an apartment complex, a building superintendent, maintenance director at nursing homes, maintenance director at hospitals. He did so many different jobs, at many different places and they all required helping people.
He also really enjoyed making people laugh, he liked to call people silly names and joke around. There was never a dull moment with Rocco. He could light up any room with his presence. He was sociable and could adapt to any environment which made him extraordinarily efficient at relating to people.
At the time of his passing Rocco proudly worked at the Home Depot, where he made lots of friends who he was happy to have in his life and he excelled at assisting customers and his co-workers with anything they needed.
During his life Rocco lived in both New Jersey and Florida, eventually returning home to Clifton where he spent his days devoted to his mother Inez and his late father Elio and all his children. He was happiest during the simple times, watching movies with his children, sitting at the kitchen table laughing with his mother, kids, and siblings, or out walking around his town.
He loved to stare at the sky and look at the moon and stars at night. He loved the ocean and could lay on the beach for hours and loved watching the sun set from the shore.
In his life Rocco's family and friends knew him above all as a man loyal to those he cared about. Even with his personal battles and demons his FAMILY as always #1 in his heart. He would do anything for his mother or his children. Everything Rocco did he did for his children and his mother.
Rocco was a one-of-a-kind man to all who were lucky enough to know him; he will be dearly missed by his memory will live on in all of us. The biggest gift we can give Rocco is to let him live on through us. Our love. Our memories. The joy he brought us. We should never stop speaking his name so he can live forever in our hearts.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 9 am - 11:30 am with "Remarks of Remembrance" at 11:30 am. Interment to follow immediately after at Crest Haven Cemetery, Clifton, NJ.
Moore, Marilyn M. (nee Probst), 76, of Montville, formerly of Woodland Park, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Devoted mother of Greg Moore and his wife Natacha. Beloved grandmother of Samantha Moore. Cherished sister of Ruth Trudeau and her husband Edmond. Loving aunt of nephew Danny Trudeau. Dear friend of many years to Gene Kulick.
Born in Paterson, Marilyn was a resident of Woodland Park for 49 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Little Falls. Marilyn was a legal secretary working for DeYoe Law offices in Wayne for 50 years. Marilyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 12 pm. Please arrive at the funeral home at 11:30 am. Reverend Jin Kook Kim officiating. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.
Frank G. Barbetta, Jr. passed away in his Little Falls home on March 5, 2023 at the age of 74. Frank was born June 3, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ. He grew up in Saddle Brook, NJ and was a 1966 graduate of Saddle Brook High School. Frank earned a B.A. in 1970 from Pennsylvania State University where he studied Russian and print journalism. His early career began in the general press as a news reporter and feature writer for local NJ and NY newspapers. From 1975 until 2007, Frank spent his long and rewarding career as a journalist in the technology and business industry reporting, writing, and editing for newspaper, newsletter, monthly magazine, and daily website news and feature publishers. Although his initial work focused on consumer electronics and semiconductors, his long-term specialty became covering the domestic and international voice telecommunications and computer/data networks for publications such as Electronic News, Probe Research, Business Communications Review, and Access Intel's Telecom Web. He also worked as a freelance journalist writing for publishing companies and research analysis groups until his retirement in 2010.
Frank was an esteemed colleague of many in his field, as well as a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Frank is survived by his wife Rena of 44 years, son Paul and his wife Erica, daughter Michelle, daughter Lisa and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Thomas and Annabella, sister Christine, and predeceased by brother Michael.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ from 5 pm-8pm. Funeral Services will be held March 10, 2023 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ at 9:30 am. Please meet directly at church. Burial will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.