Scerbak, Claudette (nee Gozick), 77 of Little Falls, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022.
Beloved wife of Peter Scerbak Jr. Dear sister of the late Michael Gozick Jr. Claudette was the loving aunt to her nieces and nephews who will miss her greatly.
Born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Claudette lived in Little Falls for the past 70 years. She was the manager of the drug safety department for the pharmaceutical company Organon in West Orange.
Claudette was a member of St. Michael's Cathedral Chapel in Woodland Park.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls from 5-9 PM with Parastas at 7 PM. Divine liturgy will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at St. Michael's Cathedral Chapel, 415 Lackawanna Avenue, Woodland Park at 9:30 AM. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at St. Michael's Cemetery, 120 Saddle River Road, South Hackensack. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Michael's Cathedral Chapel, 415 Lackawanna Avenue, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 would be appreciated. Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visitation hours.
Theresa Minnella, 92, of Little Falls, New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 20, 2022.
Born in Anesbury, Massachusetts, Theresa resided to Maplewood, New Jersey, before she moved to Little Falls, where she has lived since 1974.
Before her retirement, Theresa was a Realtor with Damiano Realty in Little Falls for many years.
Theresa was a faithful parishioner of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls and member of the Elks Lodge of Livingston #1855.
Theresa is survived by her loving sons, James A. Minnella, Anthony Minnella, and his wife, Jill, and step-son, Michael Minnella, adoring grandchildren, Samantha Minnella, James Minnella, Jr., Jamie Minnella, Anthony Minnella, Alyssa Minnella, Evangeline Minnella, Adelaide Minnella, and Ricky Christensen.
Theresa is predeceased by her beloved husband, James J. Minnella (2018) and caring brother, Donald Boudreau.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 9:30 am at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls - please meet at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or online www.stjude.org - donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Tyrone T. Cabalu M.D.
Tyrone T. Cabalu M.D., 82, of North Caldwell, NJ, passed away peacefully with family at his side on April 12, 2022 in Morristown, NJ.
Tyrone was born in 1939 in Tarlac, Philippines. He attended Far Eastern University Medical School in Manila where he met Lilia Aquino and graduated in 1964. Tyrone and Lilia married and immigrated to the United States in 1965, arriving in New York City.
He completed his internship at St. Clare's Hospital and his pediatric residency at the New York Infirmary, Bellevue Hospital, and Kings County Hospital.
Tyrone moved to New Jersey with his family, settling in North Caldwell where they have lived and been parishioners of Notre Dame Church since 1975. He was an attending pediatrician at St. Michael's Hospital, West Hudson Hospital, and Clara Maass Medical Center, served as a physician on the Board of Education of Newark, and had private practice in Kearny and North Arlington until his retirement in 2017.
He was active in various medical associations, serving as Chairperson of the Philippine Medical Association in America and Treasurer for the Far Eastern University Medical Alumni Society. Tyrone also served as President of the American Filipino Association in Bergen County as well as the New Jersey Bergen Phil-Am Lions Club.
Tyrone loved music, particularly Beethoven, the Beatles, and Simon and Garfunkel; wine; and travel- always enjoying his frequent trips to his homeland, the Philippines. He would spend lazy afternoons fishing, crabbing, or watching golf, boxing, the Yankees, or the Knicks. Tyrone was an avid chess player with his opening move always being "Pawn to King 4". If offered, he would likely not turn down a game of cards, liar's poker, or a microphone to sing some karaoke. And probably most of all, he always found time for fun and laughter with his grandchildren.
Tyrone is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Lilia of North Caldwell; his sons Tyrone Jr (Sherie) of Vienna, VA, Ray of Boston, MA, and Chris (Sandra) of Caldwell; his adored four grandchildren Eleanor, Kaitlyn, Luke, and Claire; sisters Maria Luisa "Gail" Cruz and Marcia Hunt; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews to whom he was Kuya or Tito Tyrone. He is preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Beatriz Tolosa Cabalu.
The family would like to extend our thanks to the staff at Clara Maass Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, Job Haines Home, and St. Joseph's Healthcare and Rehab for the wonderful help and care they have provided.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ, 07006 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10 AM. Please meet directly at the church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington, NJ 07031.
In lieu of flowers, and as a nod to Tyrone's generosity, please consider donations to Clara Maass Medical Center, One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, NJ 07109 Attn: Celeste Oranchak, www.claragiving.org or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. www.pancan.org
Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.