Magdalene Candino-Connors, 79, of Little Falls, formerly of Jersey City, passed away on May 30th, 2020. Loving mother of Marc Candino. Grandmother of Andrew and Brianna Candino. Sister of Richard Keilly and his wife Francine, the late Ronald Keilly and the late Robert Sikora and his wife Patrice.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great-aunt. She loved and adored her grandchildren and enjoyed watching them playing sports and attending their school events.
She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.
Cellist André Emelianoff lost his 10 year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy on May 30th, 2020. Born in Sea Cliff, Long Island in 1942, he attended North Shore High School and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Luigi Silva and Leonard Rose. He played in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, served as principal cellist with the New Jersey Symphony under Henry Lewis, as well as the New York Chamber Symphony, the Waterloo, and the White Mountains Festival Orchestras under the direction of Gerard Schwarz. As an advocate of contemporary music and a member of Da Capo Chamber Players for over 30 years, he commissioned and premiered works by composers such as Joan Tower, Aaron Kernis, Shulamit Ran, and George Perle. In addition to his highly expressive playing, he was known for his innovative thematic programming and his insightful program notes.
A dedicated and inspiring teacher, André taught for over 25 years at the Juilliard School, Bard College, the City College of NY, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, the White Mountains and Round Top Festivals, and the Salzburg Mozarteum. An enthusiastic world traveler, his concert and teaching tours took him to China, France, Israel, Russia and included a United States State Department sponsored tour of Central Asia as a cultural ambassador.
In the last 3 years he enjoyed the devoted and skilled care of "Right at Home" aides, and more recently, Ennoble hospice.
He is survived by his loving wife, hornist and teacher Amy Larkey-Emelianoff, director of Instrumental Music at Newark Academy in Livingston, N.J. Known for his love of opera and lieder, his quirky sense of humor, his obtuse wordplay, and his endearing gentleness, kindness, and charm, André Emelianoff is survived by 9 siblings, and hundred of adoring students.
Carpenter, Gail C., (nee Dakake),62, of Belleville, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Devoted wife of William R. Carpenter. Loving mother of two daughters, Vanessa Kordja and Taylor Kordja. Cherished grandmother of Ailani Lopez. Dear sister of brother Robert Dakake and sister-in-law Fran Mezzacappa, brother and sister-in-law Charles and Carole Dakake, and brother Glenn Dakake. Gail will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Paterson, Gail resided in Totowa Boro before moving to Belleville four years ago. She was a culinary tech at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne for 12 years. Gail was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church in Little Falls. Funeral services were private to the family. A Memorial Celebration of Gail's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Gail's memory would be greatly appreciated. You can mail donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028 or by going to www.giving.mskcc.org
Herrmann, Horst P., 96, of Wayne, passed away at his home on Monday, May 25, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Ilse Herrmann (nee Blaschke) who passed away in May of 2019. Loving father of Caroline Herrmann and her wife Erika Krausse. Born in Germany, Horst came to the United States in 1953 and moved to Wayne eight years ago. Horst and his wife Ilse owned the Carousel Gift Shop in Berkeley Heights before they retired. He was a past member of the Berkeley Heights Lions and a practicing Lutheran. Arrangements were private to the family.
Arthur (Art) Schlosser passed away peacefully on May 24th, four days after suffering a fatal hemorrhagic stroke. He leaves behind his wife Loretta (Wuschnig) with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in September. He had five children and ten grandchildren. Dennis and his wife Liz of Little Falls and their children Kelly and her husband Billy, Christine, Erin and Michael; Daniel and his wife Courtney of Acworth GA; Donald and his wife Maryann of Wayne and their children Garrett and Keara; Darren and his wife Lori of Parsippany and their children Allyson and Eric and Donna Sheridan and her children Joseph and Nicholas. Artie also leaves behind five sisters Mary Wilkins (deceased), Virginia Green, Helen Thomas, Irene Madden and Joan Centrella.
Art served four years with the US Air Force. Upon discharge, he joined and 35 years later retired from Hoffmann La Roche in Nutley where he worked as an Electrician. In his younger years, he was an avid bowler. He loved sports, especially the Yankees and the NY Giants, and his daily newspaper and TV. He loved camping for many years with his family and friends. When his camping life ended, he spent time at his beach house in Surfside Beach SC. He led a simple, comfortable life with Loretta which was basically dedicated to being with and enjoying their children and grandchildren.
Murray, Marie S., (nee Lami), 82, a life long resident of Totowa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Joseph Murray (2010). Loving mother of Joseph Murray and his wife Bernadette, Peter Murray and his wife Christine, Patricia Di Pietro, and Michele Dorsett and her husband Brian. Dear sister of William Lami and his wife Fran. Beloved grandmother of 9 grandchildren. Doting great-grandmother of 2 great-grandchildren.
Born in Totowa Boro, Marie lived all of her life there. There was nothing she loved more than cooking for and spending time with her family and especially enjoyed holidays with them. Marie enjoyed trips to Atlantic City with her late husband and friends as well. She was a parishioner of St. James RC Church in Totowa and a member of the Totowa Seniors Club. Due to state regulations at this time, funeral services are private to the family.
Randolph or "Randy" Stewart was born on June 8, 1952 in Paterson, NJ to the late Harold and Margaret Stewart and he departed this life on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Randy served in the Army National Guard out of Teaneck, NJ and was part of the 50th Armored Division, trained as a Water Purification Specialist. He later served as an Officer at the Passaic County Juvenile Detention Center and then later as a Sergeant of Security for Passaic County Probation and Child Support Services before retiring. He would often provide coloring books and snacks for the children as they waited with their parents.
He is survived by his daughter Bree Stewart, fiancé Elsa Perez, his sister Olivia Stewart, his brothers Ozzie, Victor and Gerry Stewart, sisters-in-law Brenda and Barbara Stewart, 15 beloved nieces and nephews and a host of cherished extended family, close friends, and neighbors.
Paolina (Pauline) Calabrese (nee Ranelletti), age 97, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020. Pauline was born and raised in Paterson residing much of her life in Totowa. Before retiring she was a long time employee of Shulton (Old Spice) in Clifton. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. James R.C. Church in Totowa for many years.
Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Peter A. Calabrese (1972) and is predeceased by daughter Vincentina Gaffney, son Paul Calabrese, and grandson Christopher Gaffney. She is survived by her devoted son Peter W. Calabrese and his wife Lorraine, grandchildren Michael, Rose Marie, and Matthew Gaffney, step-grandchildren Dave Gallaugher and his wife Cindy, Paul Gallaugher, and great grandchildren Kaitlyn and David Gallaugher. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Pauline was a great cook and took pride and joy preparing Sunday and Holiday dinners for her family who she loved dearly. Nothing made her happier. Pauline's greatest gift was her love and devotion for her family, always putting their needs before her own. She took care of many relatives and friends in their time of need, now she will be taken care of by our Lord.
She will always have a special place in our hearts.