Steven J., 72, of Pine Brook, formerly of Little Falls, passed away July 31, 2018. Loving husband of Marilyn (nee Haden) Kreel. Devoted father of Kelly Pezzanite and her husband James, and the late Steven Kreel (1985). Adored grandfather of Avery and Juliana. Caring brother of Peter Kreel, Patyricia Tobass, and Stephanie Lombardi. Born in Paterson, Steven lived in Little Falls before residing in Pine Brook for the past 42 years. Steven was a partner of Gutter Guys of Pine Brook. August 7th, 2018 would have been Steven and Marilyn's 47th wedding anniversary. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
His family will receive their friends Sunday, August 5th from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 6th at 11 am at Gaita Memorial Home - family and friends are welcome to gather at 10:30 am.
Edwin Luis Roberts was born April 14, 1974 in Santurce, Puerto Rico to Luis and Damaris Roberts. Luis is the eldest of four children.
At the age of 11, Luis, his parents, and his siblings moved to New York. There, he continued school and completed his High School career at Taft High School. Luis and family moved to Paterson, New Jersey where he attended Passaic County Community College. It was there that he discovered a new love in technology. He took coursework in computers.
After many years of working at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, Luis’ career went in another direction. He began working for AT&T in Paramus, NJ as a Technical Support Technician until he retired.
In the Summer of 1994, Luis was introduce to Doris by a trusted and loving family member. They soon began dating and on July 8, 2004 Luis and Doris were united in marriage. Their love for each other continued to grow and they have made many beautiful memories together.
On July 29, 2018, Luis was called home to eternal rest. He leaves with cherished memories his wife Doris, and daughters Alyssa and Kayla. Everyone who knew Luis know that he is extremely proud of the relationship that he nurtured with his daughters and how much they meant to him.
Luis also leaves to mourn his parents, Damaris and Luis Roberts; sisters Wanda Luz (Tony) and Lilly Robins (Justin); brother Jose Roberts (Alisha), sister-in-law Lori Tullo (Michael); Aunts. Soky, Luisa;Cousins Johnny Santana and Mirta Semper; nieces Taylor, Jayda, Genevie, and Giana; nephews Mikey (Megan), Benjamin, Antonio, Xavier, Joshua, and Giovanni; great-niece Emmalynn.
His family will receive their friends Saturday, August 4th from 12-2 pm, with a service at 1:15 pm, at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Kazmark, Arlene (nee Van Winkle), 66, a lifelong resident of Woodland Park, passed away on July 27, 2018. Beloved wife of Michael Kazmark. Devoted mother of Mayor Keith Kazmark of Woodland Park and his wife Dr. Lauren Kazmark. Cherished grandmother of Alexander and Caroline. Loving sister of David Van Winkle and the late Harold Van Winkle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was employed by Woodland Park Building Dept. as Building Code Enforcement Official for twenty two years. Arlene was a member of the Woodland Park Democratic Club and was Democratic County Committee Person. Arlene was also a member of Technical Assistants Organization of New Jersey. She was a Surviving Gold Star Sister and a former member of West Paterson Boys & Girls Club.
Her family will receive their friends Sunday, July 29th from 6-9 pm and Monday, July 30th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 31st at 11 am at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove. Please meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harold "Hatch" Van Winkle Scholarship Fund, 53 Williams Drive, Woodland Park, NJ 07424. Donations envelops will be available at the funeral home during visitation hours.
Price, Barbara Ann, (nee Sconza) passed away on July 23rd 2018. She was born in Passaic, New Jersey to the late Anthony Charles Sconza and Ann Barbire on July 5, 1950.
She graduated from Wayne Hills High School in 1968 as the first graduating class after the school was built. Barbara met Jeffrey Aaron Price in Wayne Valley High School her junior year and the two married in 1971. Barbara lived in Wayne, New Jersey her whole life. She worked at American Cynamid after high school in the cashier's department for 8 years before leaving to take care of her two children, Michael and Jennifer. Barbara became the class mom for both of her children while they were in elementary school. She was a librarian helper, art appreciation helper, and a Brownie Troop leader. After being a class mother for her children, Barbara entered back into the work force and worked for State Farm Insurance as a Licensed Insurance Producer for 31 years.
Barbara is survived by her son Michael J. Price and his children Connor, Gavin, and Alyssa. Her daughter Jennifer Gonzalez and husband Eduardo Gonzalez and their children, Olivia and Leonardo. She is survived by her brother, Anthony Sconza, his wife Rosie Sconza, and their son, Aaron. Her sister Joan Siedel, husband Thomas Siedel, and their sons Jason and Steven. Barbara is also survived by her sister-in-law Robin Price.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, July 26th between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. A funeral service will be held at Gaita Memorial Home on Friday, July 27th at 9:30 am with interment to follow at Pleasantdale Cemetery, West Orange, NJ.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations given to:
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Contangelo, Lisa V., 50, of Little Falls lost her battle to cancer on July 21, 2018. Born on November 11, 1967 in Teaneck, New Jersey, Lisa was the owner of "Parties Are Us Rentals" for 26 years and has had long-term involvement in the amusement industry. Lisa was an amazing mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and running her business.
Lisa was a devoted mom to her three beautiful children, Michele, Melisa, and Anthony Contangelo. She was the beloved daughter of her parents, Joseph and Barbara, and cherished sister to her three brothers, Sammy, Joey, and Karl Vendola. Lisa is also survived by her former husband, Frank Contangelo.
Her family will receive their friends on Wednesday, July 25th between the hours of 1-3 pm and 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 26th at 10 am at Holy Angels RC Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls. Those attending should meet at Gaita Memorial Home at 9:15 am.
Nappi, Anthony P., 81, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marlene Nappi (nee Travaglio); three children, Tina Mezzina and husband Joseph, Danielle Gwiazda, Anthony Nappi Jr. and wife Nicole; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Vincent Nappi, and siblings Emily DelVecchio, Mary Prinzo, Vincent Nappi, and John Nappi. He has eighteen nieces and nephews.
Tony was born in Englewood, NJ in 1936 and grew up in Fairview, NJ. He graduated from Cliffside Park High School in 1954 and was in the Army Signal Corps from 1960 to 1962. He and Marlene married in 1970 and raised their children in Little Falls and North Caldwell, NJ. He was involved in numerous charitable organizations, including serving as President of UNICO, for which he was also Man of the Year. Tony successfully ran his own business for 30 years until he and Marlene retired to Williamsburg, VA in 2004.
Tony loved God, his family, and country. He was incredibly devoted to his family and friends, sharing his enthusiasm for life and his incredible generosity. He enjoyed various sports, participating in basketball, golf, bowling and especially softball, which he played until he was 78 years old. He loved to laugh. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time taking care of his yard and traveling with Marlene.
Tony was larger than life and will be incredibly missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 13th at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. A funeral mass will held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Home of the Elderly, 140 Shephard Lane, Totowa, NJ 07512.
David B. Martell, Jr., 28, of Little Falls passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
Beloved son of David B. Martell Sr. and Beverly (nee Orr) Valletta and stepfather, Art Valletta. Adored grandson of Beverly Dill. Loving brother of Gina Dziak, Teresa Ford, Jessica Valletta, and Arthur Valletta IV. Cherished nephew of Steven Martell and his wife Laurie, Edward Martell and his wife Patricia, and Bruce Orr. Loving uncle to several nieces and nephews. Beloved partner to the love of his life, Ginay Granda, and adored father of Aiden and Lennox. David will be greatly missed by the Granda and Salinas family.
Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, David lived in Utah prior to moving to Little Falls ten years ago.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held at Gaita Memorial Home on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10 am.
Nicholas Worhach, 86, of Little Falls, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee Rizzelo). Loving father of Terre Worhach and her husband John Jedic.
Nicholas was a Senior Probation Officer for the state of New Jersey. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Officers. Nicholas was a Little Falls resident for over 85 years. He was also a member of St. John's R.O. Church in Little Falls. The family will receive their friends on Saturday, July 7th from 5-8 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.