Miller, Debraann (nee Ivens), 64, of Paterson, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Survived by Thomas Miller. Dear sister-in-law of Jeff and Cindy Miller. Debraann is predeceased by her brother David. She will be greatly missed by her close friends Suzanne and Bert Deutsch.
Born in Paterson, Debraann lived in Little Falls before moving back to Paterson 35 years ago. She worked as a secretary for the Passaic County Building and Grounds located in Paterson for 40 years. Debraann was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge, #657, of Clifton, NJ.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 2-4 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Winifred "Freddie" Kosachook (nee Sullivan), 91, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Born February 20, 1928 in Royal Center, Indiana, she was raised by her loving grandparents and cherished her strong bond with her Uncle Jim. Freddie held great pride for her family's business, Sullivan's Drug Store, and fondly remembered her time in Indiana. After being accepted to the University of Miami, she met John Kosachook (Sr.) and spanning their 65 year marriage they welcomed two children and two grandchildren. Together they were also founding members of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church of Wayne. Freddie was a special educator in the Little Falls school system for many years. She resided in Little Falls for a total of 40 years before retiring with her husband to Cape Cod in 1989 and later returning to Little Falls to be closer to her family. She is beloved by her extended family including her friends at the Sunrise of West Essex, Edward Drwiega, Lesley Wityk, Ted Vassilowitch, her nieces and nephews, and the New York Yankees. Freddie loved completing her many word search books.
She was predeceased by her husband John in 2016, and is survived by her son John Jr., and his wife Tracie, her daughter Mary, her grandson T.J., and his fiancé Nohemi, her granddaughter Kathleen, and her sister Patricia Wiemer.
Burial service is set for Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9 AM at Holy Resurrection Church, 285 French Hill Rd., Wayne. Please meet directly at church. Internment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa. The family will receive their friends on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 2 - 5 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Franck, Mark H., 63, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019. Loving and doting husband of Maria (nee Camacho) who he cherished for 37 wonderful years. Devoted father of sons Phillip Franck and his wife Kathryn, Joseph Franck and his wife Ashley, Jonathan Franck, and daughter Jennifer Brooks and her husband Raymond. Adoring grandfather of Natalie, Cara, William, and Izzy. Mark is survived by his loving mother Valerie Jenkins. Dear brother of Alan Franck and his wife Leah and Sandy Franck. Mark will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Mark lived in Woodland Park for 18 years before residing in Little Falls one year ago. He worked as a supervisor for BES Co., a distributing company located in Secaucus.
The family will receive their friends at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 4 -7 PM. Father Dan Grigassy will perform a blessing at 6 PM.
Joseph Jasterzbski, age 84, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 in the comfort of his home surrounded by the love of friends and family.
Joe's presence was always felt for he was a man of his word and a source of strength and action. His passion and convictions were obvious with kindness at the core. His heart led his way throughout his life. Joe loved his country. Joe warmly referred to as "JAZZBOW" by his close childhood friends enlisted in the service immediately after graduating from Pope Pius High School in Clifton. He proudly served our country for a four year term during the Korean War. After his military service in the USA Air Force, as a jet mechanic, Joe worked state side as a welder for Elcon National in Totowa. Joe married his high school sweetheart. He cherished his wife, Julia Elizabeth. He loved her deeply and would speak her name with such endearment. His impeccable attention to every detail of Julia's care was noble and charming. Joe adored his sons. He welcomed every opportunity to be a part of their lives. Tom and Richard had the early influences of their dad's passion for fishing and hunting. As a father raising two sons, all three had a strong passion for the outdoors. As young boys, they fished the waters of the Musconetcong, Willowwemoc, and the Delaware River. Townsbury and Greenville were the fall and winter destinations in search of that Big Buck. The weekend routines evolved with the birth of grandchildren, and the retirement of Julia from nursing and Joe as General Manager of the Rise Louise Corporation. Montville, Wayne, South Jersey, Florida Keys, and Montauk became favorite spots where he spent time with his wife, parents Sophie and Joe, his sister Barbara, and his brother Butch and his wife Barbara, his sons, their wives Karen and Joni, and the grandkids and friends.
After retirement, Joe continued to be adventurous retaining the curiosity and energy of his youth. He traveled, enjoyed boating and flying and even wrote and produced songs with his grandson, Thomas Jr.
Joe cherished his time with his grandchildren, Thomas Joseph Jr. and his fiancé Natalie, Christina and her husband, Billy, Jennifer, Michele, and Cathryn and her husband Tom. He took advantage of every chance to be present for sporting events, school related activities and family occasions. Whether at a wrestling match, science fair or birthday, a field hockey game, school play, or Thanksgiving dinner, a baseball competition, a school fund raiser or graduation, a lacrosse tournament, field day or an anniversary celebration, a cheerleading competition, a Halloween parade or a Christmas party, a football scrimmage, an awards assembly or a wedding...Grandpa Joe was always there excited, active, and involved.
Joe was a man who deeply loved his family, always caring for those in his life with kindness and concern.
"Your presence will always be felt as you hold a special, forever place in all our hearts. We love you."
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 1 - 3 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Father Mark from St. James Church in Totowa will officiate a service at 2:30 PM.