Farnese, Marion (nee Petronchak), 87, of Singac, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Farnese, Jr. (2017). Caring mother of Dr. Joseph Farnese and his wife Robin, James Farnese, and Dr. Jeffrey Farnese and his wife Marlene. She was predeceased by her son John "Jackie" Farnese in 1982. Loving grandmother to seven grandchildren: James, Nicole, Jacqueline, Danielle, Alexa, Jeffrey, and Gabriella Farnese.
Born in Paterson, Marion moved to Singac and lived in Little Falls all her life. She held the title of Miss Paterson in the 1950s. Marion was a founding member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Wayne where she remained a parishioner until her death. Marion was the co-owner of Farnese Pastry Shop in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends Tuesday, November 27th from 4-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 10 am at Gaita Memorial Home. Father Paul Kucynda officiating. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations to Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 would be appreciated. Donation envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
McBride, Judy (nee Busby), 76, of Ringwood, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Beloved wife of Vincent. Loving mother to three sons Vincent and his wife Michelle, Michael and his wife Nattika, and Timothy McBride. Adored grandmother of Katy, Aiden, Kieran, Keane, and Kylee McBride. She will be missed by her three sisters Nancy Busby, Claire Kroeplin and her husband Edward, Betsy Selders and her husband Michael, and three brothers Gerard, Brian, Frank Busby and his wife Wendy. Cherished sister-in-law of Kathy and Steve Varcardipone, Mary Ellen and Joe Mastrangelo, Elizabeth McBride, and Robert and Marilyn McBride. Judy is predeceased by her brother Vincent and sister-in-law Terry.
Judy lived in Ringwood for 54 years and was a parishioner of St. Francis RC Church in Haskell. Judy worked at The Phoenix Center, a special needs school in Nutley for many years as an instructional aide. She worked with the children she loved for 20 years.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 3-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Memorial Mass will be Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Francis RC Church, 868 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell, NJ. Please meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Phoenix Center, 16 Monsignor Owens Place, Nutley, NJ 07110 or to your favorite charity would be greatly appreciated. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home during visiting hours.
Harold Grotenstein passed away in his home on October 26th. Born in 1925, he would have celebrated his 94th birthday on February 9th.
Always the optimist and rarely angry or able to hold a grudge, he led an interesting life. At 18 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a navigator on B-24's. Though he never got to serve overseas since the war ended before he could get there, the experience of the service and flying was a memorable part of his life. He always commented that there was never an invasion in Texas, California, or Idaho where he trained and was stationed! He went on to get a degree from City College, was a CPA and CFO at a number of companies including J. Walter Thompson and Ruder & Finn. He then switched careers and became a stock broker until his retirement at 80!
He loved the Mets, the Jets, and the Nets and tortured a friend in Maryland the year that they beat all the Baltimore teams. He became a major Duke Blue Devils fan when his son Jonathan attended Duke- he said that was a gift. His other passions were the NYT crossword (in ink) and politics, he closely followed ever evolving world issues until the day he died.
He also loved his bourbon. Everyone knew his drink order; either Pappy Van Winkle (when it was available) or Jack Daniels Reserve with a splash of seltzer, crushed ice and a lemon peel. It was his go-to every evening until very recently.
Most of all he loved his family; his wife Linda (married 50 years this December), his children David, Caroline (and Randy), Ellen, Jonathan (and Kristen) and Jessica; his grandchildren, Alec, Laura, Joe, Emma, Sam, and Jack. Everyone who knew him had a "Harold story" that would bring a smile. He will be missed. There will be a memorial service at a later day. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Bnai Keshet, 99 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Atlantic Home Health & Hospice, 465 South Street, Suite 100, Morristown, NJ 07960
Montclair Ambulance Unit, 95 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Minsky, Eleanor, 89, of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Beloved mother of son Neil Minsky and his wife Angela, and daughter Jamie Minsky. Adoring grandmother to two grandchildren. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Eleanor then resided in Clifton for 30 years.
The family will receive their friends for a Memorial Gathering on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 3 to 5 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association at act.alz.org/donate or the American Lung Association at www.lung.org would be greatly appreciated. Donation envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
Charles E., IV, 66, of Little Falls, passed away to be with The Lord October 10, 2018. Caring sister of Karen Kopec. Born in Glen Ridge, Charles resided in Little Falls his entire life. He was an English Literature and Theatre Arts Teacher at Passaic Valley High School from 1983-2008. Charles was a member of the Teacher's Union and wrote for comic books for Jaguar and Marvel. Cremation was private to his family.
Barbara J., 49, Of Lodi, passed away October 9, 2018. Devoted sister of Donald Simmons, Jr., and his wife, Brenda, Cynthia Simmons, and the late Beverly Simmons-Davis. Caring aunt of Ashley Fasano, Stacey Simmons, Brooke Simmons, Donald Simmons III, and Tyler Simmons. Loving partner of Bruce Corey. Barbara is predeceased by her parents, Donald, Sr. and Harriet Simmons. Born in Pequannock, Barbara lived in Wayne, before moving to Lodi, where she has resided for the past 4 years. Barbara worked as an Operator for ECI in Wayne for 5 years. Her family will receive their friends Saturday, October 13th from 1-4 pm, with a Service at 3 pm by Reverend Erik Solbwedel, at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Cremation will be private to family following visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Barbara's memorial would be greatly appreciated. Please make donation checks payable to: Stacey Simmons, 366 Fairfield Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.
Antoinette, 93, of Cedar Grove, passed away September 13, 2018. Loving wife of the late Louis Liguori (2012). Devoted mother of Francesca Russo and her husband, Ralph. Caring grandmother of Michael Russo and Matthew Russo. Born in Mirto, Italy, Antoinette resided in Jersey City for 37 years before moving to Cedar Grove for the past 20 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Jersey City and Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls - please meet directly at church.
Kreel, Peter, 65, of Roxbury, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. Loving father of Peter A. Kreel and his wife, Diana, Gina M. Herron and her husband, Matthew, and Amanda Shyman and her husband, Benji. Cherished brother to sisters Patricia Tobass and Stephanie Lombardi. Adoring grandfather to his eight grandchildren, Olivia, Shane, Lilly, Emma, Jackson, Mason, Brynn, and Sienna. Peter is predeceased by his sister, Maryann Calhoun, and his brother, Steven Kreel.
Born in Paterson, Peter lived in Little Falls his whole life prior to moving to Roxbury five years ago. He worked as a glazier for Galaxy Glass and Stone in Fairfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org would be appreciated. Donation envelopes will also be provided at the funeral home. A Memorial Gathering will take place on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with a service at 1:00 pm.
Donato, Alfred, 55 of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Beloved son of Jacqueline Donato (nee Boehm). Cherished brother to his twin sister, Jacqueline Donato. Loving uncle to his niece and nephew, Chiarina and Mitchell Donato, who he helped raise. He is predeceased by his father, Alfred Donato.
Born in Passaic, Alfred lived in Little Falls all of his life. A former employee of Passaic Valley Water Commission, he later started an online retail business called "Sticker Scene" and worked as a vendor at music festivals. Alfred was a parishioner of Our Lady of Holy Angels RC Church in Little Falls. He served as 2nd Commander for the Sons of the American Legion Post 108.
The family will receive their friends on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 9 am at Holy Angels Church, 473 Main St., Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa.
Tullio, John, 94 of Lincoln Park, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018.
Loving husband of the late Mary Tullio (nee Salamone) who passed away on May 6, 1991. Beloved father of Carol Giordano and her husband, Anthony. Adoring grandfather of Mark Giordano and his wife, Kelly, Kristina Giordano, Kevin Giordano and Nadine Landi. John was the great-grandfather to two great-grandsons, John and Jacob Giordano. Dear brother to Carmela Puleo.
Born in Paterson, John lived in Little Falls for 52 years before moving to Lincoln Park seven years ago. He served as a member of the United States Army from 1942-1946. Before retiring John was a Sherriff's Officer and worked for 30 years at the Passaic County Jail and Courthouse. John was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, August 30th from 4-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held at Gaita Memorial Home on Friday, August 31st at 10 am with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.
Ferrara, Flora (nee Palumbo), 71 , of Brick passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Beloved wife of the late Thomas Ferrara. Loving mother of Lisa A. Nash and her husband, John and Suzanne M. Ferrara-Mora and her husband, Peter. Adored grandmother of Jordan and Thomasina Nash and Joseph Mora.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Flora lived in Little Falls for over 44 years before moving to Brick. She worked as an accounts payable secretary for ADP in Florham Park. Flora was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels in Little Falls.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at the church. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery directly after the mass, 23 Cottage Place, Bloomfield, NJ.
Evans, Marilyn (nee Belsky). Marilyn (Lyn) died suddenly on August 25, 2018. Lyn was born at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ on March 11, 1933 and lived in or around Montclair, NJ for most of her life. She worked as a secretary at Montclair High School for 29 years, until her retirement.
Lyn is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert L. Evans and their five children, Jodi Lewis, Wendy (Lewis) Vitalich, Tina Lewis Meade and her husband Bob, Perrin Evans Dillon and her husband Terry, Robert Lindsay Evans, Jr. and his wife Laura. She is also survived by her brother Joseph Belsky M.D. and his wife Jane. Marilyn will be tremendously missed by her ten grandchildren; Victoria and Jessica Meade, Zoe Vitalich, Nicholas Dillon and his wife Nicole, Evan Dillon, Gregory Gill, Kayla, Anna, Nathan, and Rachel Evans. She is survived by her five great-grandchildren; Elizabeth, Joseph, Arya, Evelyn, and Claire Dillon all of whom she adored.
She was predeceased by her brother Bernard Belsky.
There will be a Celebration of Life Luncheon on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Union Hill Presbyterian Church Hall, 427 Franklin Road, Denville, NJ 07834.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL, 33607.
Francis Mrocka, 90, of Little Falls, NJ passed away at home on August 8, 2018 after a short illness. Born on September 17, 1927 in Windber, PA to Alfonsus and Sophie Mrocka, Frank (or Buddy to some) grew up in Pellets Island, Goshen, NY on an onion farm. Frank moved to Little Falls with his family in 1964.
He graduated from Goshen High School in 1947 and worked in the Franklin Mines (NJ) and played semi-pro football for the Franklin Minors. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and upon his discharge he attended RCA Institute in NYC. Upon graduation in 1954 he joined United Press International as a telephoto engineer. Frank retired after 38 years with UPI where he covered North, South, and Central America. As an engineer, he attended countless important sporting events including many World Series, World Soccer cups, and the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. In addition, Frank covered two Papal visits along with the 1960 presidential election, meeting John F. Kennedy in Hyannis Port that evening.
Frank enjoyed a great game of golf and was known for his ability to fix anything, often called upon by family and friends for his expertise. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Althea (nee Ferguson). He was a devoted father to his three children, Kim (Spellman) and her husband Philip, Paul and his wife Joan and Robert and his wife Susan along with four grandchildren- Tyler and Corey Mrocka, Erin and Kevin Spellman. In addition he is survived by his sister Stella Jordan and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his four sisters, Mary Pierce, Catherine Gerczak, Anne Dul, and Caroline Carter.
He was a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church in Little Falls and a member of the Passaic Valley Elks in Totowa.
Friends may call from 4-8 pm on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls, NJ. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street in Little Falls at 10 am on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Please meet directly at the church.
Carroll, Charles J., 92, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Beloved husband of 58 years to Patricia (nee Roessner). Loving father of Charles and his wife, Mary Beth Carroll, Dr. Paul Carroll, Laura Holman and her fiancé, Kevin Lutke, and Dr. Patricia Walsh and her husband, Michael. He was the adoring grandfather of Shane Carroll, Michael, Sarah, and Matthew Holman, Annie and Owen Walsh, Maggie Romano and her husband Pasquale, and Holden, Whitman, Indigo, Dashiell, and Blayzen Carroll. Charles was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Catherine who passed away on August 16, 1988 and his grandson, Beckett in 2004. Charles was the dear brother of the late William Carroll, Nancy Mangan, and Mary Cull.
Born in Newark, New Jersey Charles resided in Little Falls for the past 51 years. He attended Seton Hall University and worked for the Newark Board of Education for 38 years where he was in charge of attendance before retiring in 1995. Charles was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church. He was a staunch Democrat who frequently wrote letters to the editor of the newspaper. Charles was very proud to be Irish and an avid crossword puzzler.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 3-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 13 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church at 9:30 am. Those attending should arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Eagle Rescue Squad, 60 Wilmore Road, Little Falls, NJ 07424 would be greatly appreciated. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home during visitation hours for your convenience.
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.
Ortiz Sr., Julio, 80, of Woodland Park, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 in his home. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Ortega). Loving father of Nancy Ortiz, Evelyn Ortiz-Marks and husband Steven. He is predeceased by his son, Julio Jr. Devoted grandfather to Michael Marks and Julia and Isabelle Ortiz. Julio is survived by a sister and a brother.
Born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Julio moved to Paterson before residing in Woodland Park for the past 50 years. Julio worked for the Wayne Board of Education as a bus driver for 18 years. He was a member of St. John's Cathedral in Paterson where he was a former lector. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.
Buczynski, Hedwig F. (nee Zylowski) 104, of Paterson passed away on June 14, 2018. Born in Paterson she lived there most of her life before moving to Wayne four years ago.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 2002. Loving mother of John Buchinski and wife Shirley. Cherished grandmother of Robin Buchinski.
Funeral service was private.
Mirowsky, Melania (nee Homiak) 91, of Wayne, formerly of Little Falls passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Regency Gardens, Wayne.
Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Devoted sister-in-law of Olga Miketzuk, two goddaughters, Dr. Kathleen Kopach and Joan Migton. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her two brothers, Michael and William Homiak.
Born in Garfield, she resided most of her life in Little Falls before moving to Regency Gardens four years ago. She graduated from Mountainside School of Nursing and was employed at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge. After many years of service, she retired from Ciba Geigy (now Novartis) in Summit. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Little Falls, where she served on the Restoration Committee and St. Anna's Altar Society. She was also a member of Mountainside Hospital Alumni Association.
Burial Service Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. John's R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. Parastas 7:30 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.