Probst, June (nee Stone), 93, of Wayne, formerly of Woodland Park, passed away on November 29, 2021. Devoted wife of the late Louis Probst who passed in 2006. Beloved mother of Marilyn Moore and Ruth Trudeau and her husband Edmond. Cherished grandmother of Greg Moore and his wife Natacha and Daniel Trudeau and his fiancé Shayna. Loving great grandmother of Samantha Moore and Alice Leia Trudeau. Dear sister of Ernest Stone.
Born in Clifton, June resided in West Paterson (Woodland Park) for 63 years before moving to Wayne three years ago. She was a member of the Little Falls Methodist Church.
The family will receive their friends on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 3-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Please arrive at the funeral home at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Guarino, Doris (nee Abrusia), 83, of Little Egg Harbor, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Guarino who passed in April of this year. Loving mother of Catherine Marrone and her husband Thomas and Vanessa Orozco and her husband Fabian. Cherished grandmother of Lianna Marrone, Vincent Marrone, and Favian Orozco. Dear sister of the late Carmella Pecorelli.
Doris was born in Jersey City and then resided in Clifton before moving to Little Egg Harbor 16 years ago. She was a hair dresser who owned two salons with her husband Vincent- one located in Irvington and one located in Verona. Doris could be best described as a "typical Italian mother." She loved her husband, her children, and grandchildren immensely. She often spent hours in the kitchen because there was nothing she loved more than cooking for her family. Doris enjoyed trips to Atlantic City but above all else family was always her number one priority.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 6-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424 with a funeral service officiated by Monsignor Mark Condon at 6:30 PM.
Lazzaro ("Larry") A. Pizzichetta, 75, of Totowa, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 14, 2021. He was born January 18, 1946 to Matteo and Grace Pizzichetta, Italian immigrants, of Lodi, NJ. He was raised in Garfield, NJ alongside his brother Sal. Larry was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1965-1971. He was a supervisor for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission in Newark for 25 years before retiring. Larry was a sports enthusiast, and a lifelong fan of the Oakland Raiders and New York Yankees. He found joy coaching his son in soccer and Little League baseball. He could always be found on the sidelines rooting for the Passaic Valley High School soccer team. Larry also served as Vice President of Totowa Police Athletic League. Larry was at his happiest when surrounded by his family and friends, and sharing his love for Italian food and traditions. In his later years, Larry was brought immense joy by his grandchildren Dominick and Maria. Larry would even let Dominick play inside of his precious Cadillac, a privilege not granted to anyone else.
Larry is survived by his wife Kathy (nee Calabrese). He is the beloved father of Patrick and his wife Katrina, and adoring grandfather of Dominick James and Maria Katherine. Dear brother of Salvatore Pizzichetta and treasured sister-in-law Lucille. Cherished uncle of Matthew Pizzichetta and Deena and Jeff Leider. Loving great uncle of Jason, Justin and Jordan Leider. Larry will also be missed by his devoted dog Callie, as well as many lifelong friends from Garfield and Totowa. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Montvale, NJ for giving us precious extra time, allowing Larry to meet and enjoy both of his beloved grandchildren. For that gift, we are eternally grateful.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. James of the Marches Church, 410 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Please meet at Gaita Memorial Home at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers and plants, please consider a donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5208, Hagerstown, MD 21741. For the health and safety of all attendees, the family requests that masks are worn in the building and social distancing protocols are followed.
Macher, Anna (nee Dragan), 95, a life long resident of Little Falls, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Devoted wife of the late John P. Macher who passed in 1989. Beloved mother of Martha Nocito and her husband Santo. Cherished grandmother of Deanna Rowan and Mark Nocito. Loving great-grandmother of Arinna Rowan. Dear sister of the late John Dragan and the late Charles Dragan. Anna is survived by and will be missed by her nieces and nephews.
Anna was born and lived all of her life in Little Falls. She was a homemaker who loved nothing more than being with and taking care of her family.
Visiting will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 2:30-5:30 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 5 PM with Reverend Richard Sharber officiating. Burial will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11 AM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa Road, Totowa. If attending please meet in the parking lot of Gaita Memorial Home no later than 10:45 AM that morning.
Russo, Marie (nee Polizio), 87, of Cedar Grove, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
Wife of the late Jerry Russo. Cherished mother of MaryAnn Hedderson, Susan Russo, and Ralph and Francesca Russo. Loving grandmother of MaryAnn Byrnes and her husband Michael, Michael Russo, and Matthew Russo. Adoring great-grandmother to her great-granddaughter MaryAnn Byrnes. Dear sister of Jennie Esposito, Angela Bozio, and Patricia Kiley. Marie is predeceased by her sister Erma Ventola and brother Frank Polizio. Marie will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Born in Newark, Marie resided in Nutley before moving to Cedar Grove. She worked as a paralegal for Fredric L. Marcus, Attorney at Law in Newark for over 20 years before retiring at the age of 75. Marie will always be remembered for her love for her children and family. There was nothing she would not do for them.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 28 Brookline Avenue, Nutley. Inurnment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.
Wagoner, Henry, 97, a long time resident of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021.
Devoted husband of the late Olga (nee Dutkevitch) who passed in 2003. Loving father of Ronald Wagoner and his wife Eileen and Joan Drobik and her husband Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Debbie Vetsas, Jeffrey Drobik, Ashley Alicea, Andrea Mataya, and Caitlyn Wagoner. Adoring great-grandfather to his 9 beloved great-grandchildren.
Henry has been a resident of Little Falls for the past 73 years prior to that living in Hawthorne. He served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of World War II where he was stationed on the submarine "Pogy". Henry was vice-president for Precision Screen Machines in Hawthorne before his retirement. He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Little Falls. Henry was a past Master Mason in Hawthorne and an honorary member of the Little Falls Lodge #154. He was a past member of the VFW of Little Falls. He was an Exempt Fireman of Singac Fire Company #3.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Please arrive at the funeral home at 9:30 AM if attending. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa Road, Totowa.
Lewis W. Ross Jr., 90, of Springfield, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in his home with his loved ones by his side.
Beloved husband of Natalia (nee Koloskova).
Lewis was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and later became a resident of New Jersey. He served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Lewis was an office manager for the Cubic Corporation located in San Diego, California before his retirement.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ. Please meet directly at church. An interment will take place at a later date at Oaklawn Cemetery, Oakland, Iowa.
Pamela "Pam" Harriet Duin was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on November 1, 2021 a few short weeks after celebrating her 80th birthday.
She was born to Peter and Estelle on October 10, 1941 in Passaic, New Jersey. After graduating from high school in Fair Lawn, Pam chased her dreams of becoming a teacher and attended Paterson State College, graduating in 1963. While there she met the love of her life, Don Duin, a fellow educator, and together they had 3 children: Edye, Curtis, and Courtney.
Pam loved teaching and had a successful career that spanned 25 years. She started her career at Lakeland Regional High School, not much older than the students she was teaching, but creating an unbreakable bond with them that would continue all her life. Pam was an incredible teacher and lived for all of her students. Everyone knew of Mrs. Duin and her wrath, but those that were actually privileged enough to have been in her class, knew the real story. They loved her energy, enthusiasm, and craziness and looked forward to Monday to see what hair color she would be sporting as they frequently changed like the wind. She could best be described by her students as strict, but fair, having high expectations, all while drinking her diet coke and flashing her jewelry, ending her career at Lakeland Regional High School where she began.
Aside from teaching, Pam was an avid reader and loved gardening. She spent her summers reading her favorite Stephen King novels and creating an amazing landscaped yard with Don. Traveling was also another one of her favorite things and she and her family had many amazing adventures in their RV. Being a former history teacher, Pam wanted to stop at every brown sign on the side of a highway that documented a historical landmark nearby. When she wasn't looking you could hear her kids shouting to Don, "Go faster, we aren't stopping again!" When not driving up and down the East Coast visiting historical places, the RV was parked in her favorite spot, Cape May, where she could be found swimming in the ocean.
After Pam retired, she spent her later years doting on her grandchildren, the true loves of her life. They were all born close in age, so the house filled up very quickly. Nicole was born in February, with Ralphie coming in July of the same year. The following year, C.J. was born in April and a year and a half later, Ryan entered her life. At that point she was complete and the long awaited swimming pool that her own 3 children had hoped for in their teen years, would then be installed with an extra large shallow end, so the babies had enough room to swim.
Pamela is predeceased by her parents Peter and Estelle and her brother Michael. Pamela is survived by her loving husband, Donald and her 3 children Edye and her husband Edward, her son Curtis, and her daughter Courtney and her husband Ralph. She is also survived by her 4 loving grandchildren, Nicole, Ralph, Curtis Jr., and Ryan.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home located at 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ with a prayer at 6 PM. Funeral services will be held at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ on Thursday, November 4 at 10:30 AM with a repast to follow at 12 PM at The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ. Please meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.