Lucy Della Cave
Della Cave, Lucy, 93, of Wayne, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Beloved sister of Patsy Delle Cava and his wife Patricia. She is predeceased by her brothers Lou Monico, Tom Della Cave, and sisters Dolores Mangan and Anna Riggi. She will be greatly missed by her many loving nieces and nephews as well as her dear friend Rose Marie.
Born in Paterson, Lucy lived in Little Falls from 1941 until she moved to Wayne in 2017. She was a hair dresser and co-owner of Lucy & Dee's Salon in Paterson. Lucy was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. Services were private. Donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Lucy's memory would be appreciated. St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org
Mariano, Elvira (nee Silvestri), 91, of Totowa, passed away on July 18, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Mariano. Devoted mother of Michael Mariano and his wife Michele, Marie D' Achino and her husband John, Laura Kleinberg and her husband Walter, and Nancy Obssuth and her husband Louis. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren.
Born in Paterson, Elvira was raised in Haledon and then lived in Totowa for the past 63 years. She was formerly employed by Hillside Laundry in Haledon as their office manager. She was a former member of the Deborah Hospital fundraising committee.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10 AM at St. James of the Marches RC Church, Totowa. Please arrive at the funeral home at 9 AM. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Donations can also be made online at www.stjude.org Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
Christel C. DeLeo
DeLeo, Christel C., 48, of North Caldwell, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Beloved wife of Keith B. DeLeo. Loving mother of her son David and daughters Dallas and Sydney. Cherished daughter of Abel and Beatriz. Christel also leaves behind her brothers Abel Jr., Jose, and Julio and her sisters Dahlia, Shasha, Xochilt, and Ana Angelica.
Christel was born in Fresno, California. She has lived in North Caldwell for the past 15 years. Christel worked in retail management and for the past 11 years has been employed by Harmon Face Values.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls from 2 - 6 PM with a wake service being held at 5 PM. There will be a repast following the visiting hours at The Fireman's Hall in Fairfield, New Jersey- located at 5 Commerce Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Christel's name to The Lisa Foundation at www.lisafoundation.org or to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation at www.bafound.org
Francesco "Frank" Castronuovo, 65 passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 14, 2021 at St. Barnabas Hospital with his beloved family by his side.
Frank was born on October 29, 1955 to Angelo and Antonietta Russo-Casstronuovo in Sala Consilina, Italy. Beloved brother of Maria and Frank Costanzo of North Caldwell; Emilia and Vincenzo Caputo of Wayne; Michelle Castronuovo of Little Falls and the late Rosaria Castronuovo. Loving Uncle to Tina, Tony, Anthony, Angela, Angelo, Daniela, Louie, Antonella and Rosemarie. He was also adored by his many great nephews and nieces.
Frank moved to the United States with his family in 1968, residing in Paterson, NJ where he attended JFK High School and went on to Seton Hall University. He then started his career working at Kearfott as an Electrical Engineer. He worked for many years and later retired living in Little Falls, NJ.
Frank was always around his family providing love and support. His caring demeanor and generosity was felt by all. He loved laughing, playing cards, sharing jokes and spending time with his friends and family. His smile and a box of fresh pastries were always a guarantee when he visited.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a visitation at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM.
A funeral mass will be offered at Our Lady of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church at 473 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Frank's honor to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org or to the American Heart Association www.heart.org
Humecky, John, age 78, of Brick, New Jersey, on July 7, 2021. Born in Paterson on December 24, 1942, he was the son of the late Anna (nee Wanat) and the late Michael Humecky, Sr. He was raised in Singac and graduated from Passaic Valley High School in 1961. He was a US Navy veteran, serving on the USS Intrepid. He was a machinist for many years at Waveline in Fairfield, where he worked alongside his two brothers. He also worked for Great Notch Fuel alongside his lifelong best friend Bob Henchy.
In 1964, he married Katherine (nee Flood) who preceded him in death in 1986. He loved fishing, cooking and camping. He was a dedicated member of Holy Apostle Church in Greenville, NC and St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls where he served as parish president for many years. After his retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending time at the Jersey shore.
John is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jean (nee Schonhoffer) Herzo-Humecky. They were active parishioners of Orthodox Church of America of the Annunciation, Brick, NJ. They traveled together to such places as Ireland, Germany, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
John is the beloved father of Deborah (Barry) Koncel of Downers Grove, IL, Mary Lou (Troy) Marley of Tega Cay, SC, and Jacqueline (Ron) Levin of Little Falls, NJ. Stepfather to Laura Herzo, Pamela (Steven) Sussenbach and John (Candace) Herzo.
He is the thoughtful, witty and sometimes stubborn Pop Pop of Tessa Marley, Steven Sussenbach, the late John Koncel, Shelby Marley, Adam Herzo, Jenna Sussenbach, Maximus Levin, Benjamin Koncel, Mia Levin and Lily Herzo. Brother of William (Dorothy) Humecky of Toms River, NJ and the late Michael (Gail) Humecky.
He will be greatly missed by his precious cat, Cali.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ from 4-8 PM with Parastas at 5 PM. A Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls, at 9:30 AM. Arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 AM. Burial to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
John Sass Jr.
Sass, Jr. John, 91, passed away on July 6, 2021, a Little Falls resident since 1964. John was born in Buck Run, PA to John and Mary (Goffa) Sass. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Sally (nee Burruano) in 1993, and a his sister Ann (Laychock). He is survived by his three sons John J. and Lynn of Little Falls, Michael and wife Rose of Hanahan, SC and Steven and wife Meg of Independence, NJ., his brother Joseph Sass and wife Joan of State College, PA and three grandchildren, David, Stephanie and Michaela. John is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews and his special companion Angela Mazza.
John was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Golden Age Club of Little Falls. He was a graduate of Cass Township High School Class of 1948 in PA. He originally worked for Hammersley Paper Co. of Garfield, NJ and retired from Fritzsche, Dodge & Olcott (BASF) of Clifton as a maintenance supervisor in 1991.
Visiting will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Parastas will be held at 6 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10 AM at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 217 President Street, Passaic. Please meet directly at church. Entombment to follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. In lieu of flowers, donations to Morristown Medical Hospice and Palliative Care, 100 Madison Street, Simon 3, Morristown, NJ 07960 would be appreciated. Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience.
Evelyn Grace Van Natta
Evelyn was born in Paterson in 1934 and lived most of her life in Little Falls. She was a 1952 graduate of Passaic Valley High School and always supported the Green team. She was pre-deceased by her father Russell Van Natta, her brother Russell Edward Van Natta who was killed in the Korean Conflict, and her younger sister Claire Gaita (Van Natta) of Virginia.
Evelyn is survived by her sister Jean Harland (Van Natta) of Little Falls and three nieces, Beth, Robbin and Jill Harland all of New Jersey, and three nephews Sam, Russ and Joe Gaita of Virginia. She was a beloved great aunt of 16 and a great great aunt of 13. She worked as a secretary and office manager for Curtiss Wright, Bobst Champlain and Frank Deutsch before retiring.
Evelyn spent many years cheering on her nieces and nephews at different sporting events and is fondly remembered, by many, for taking the winning team for ice cream in her 1968 Pontiac convertible. Outside of spending time with her family her other pastime favorites were reading, doing search-a-word, horseracing, riding Merry-go-rounds, and watching Jeopardy. She loved to bowl and was on many bowling leagues throughout her lifetime. She was an active bowler and secretary of her league until the pandemic closed the alley's. For many years she was a fixture at all the voting polls in town.
One of the special joys in her life were her cats and all cats. She fed strays and helped rescue many others over the years.
Services will be private at the family's request.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Clifton Animal Shelter, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013 or www.cliftonanimalshelter.com in Evelyn's name.