Corrado, Joseph P., 82, of Totowa, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born in the Bronx, NY. Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie (nee Gaita) of 56 years. Beloved father of Joseph, Vincent and his wife Kelly, Samuel and his wife Donna, Donna Naysmith and her husband Kevin, Keith and his wife Virginia, Kevin, and Angela Corrado.
Joseph is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Louise Corrado and brother Vincent Corrado and survived by his brother Pasquale Corrado and his wife Veronica, sister Mary Corrado, and his brother Robert Corrado and his wife Eileen.
Joe was the owner and operator of Totowa Tire Service for over 50 years. He worked for and retired from the Star Ledger after 30 years of service. Joe loved being on his farm in Hackettstown where he enjoyed his horses, family, and hosting their Hayride of Horrors. He was especially proud of being the grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild- they were the highlights of his life.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Please note masks are required to enter the building. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Avenue, Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.
Edward Anthony Barbieri, 81, of Wayne, NJ, passed away February 18, 2021.
Born in Paterson to Carmine Barbieri and Theresa (nee Talerman) Barbieri, Ed was raised in Totowa Boro, where he spent his days playing sports and exploring the undeveloped lands around Totowa Road. While in Totowa, Ed made many friends in grammar school that would remain close friends to this day. He lived in a house with his parents, sister, his grandparents along with their fourteen children. Their youngest child was three years older than Eddie and they became best friends and more like brothers, sharing interests and friends throughout their lives.
Ed graduated from Passaic Valley High School where he excelled in cross country and basketball; he earned First Team All-County Awards in both sports. He remained so close to his teammates that his children and grandchildren know them by name and understand what a special place they held in his heart.
He also excelled academically. After graduating Passaic Valley High School, Ed pursued an undergraduate and graduate degree in Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. His Master’s Degree was in Metallurgy, a field that was so new to the world that there was not a test for licensure, a story Ed’s family heard many times.
Following his Master’s, Ed met and married Carolann (nee Davis) Barbieri- his wife of nearly 58 years. Ed was Carolann’s protector and provider. They shared the same sense of humor and were a loving example of married and family life for their children and spouses.
Ed was an avid sports fan who regularly watched football, basketball, and baseball. He attended baseball and basketball games with his sons and attended Giants and Big East games with his Uncle Rocco and childhood friends. When he became a grandfather, he always made sure to be there for their soccer games, football games, basketball games, lacrosse games and tennis matches. These were his favorite games to attend and he always had words of advice and encouragement after each game and match.
After his retirement, he regularly spent time with his childhood friends playing cards and going out to dinner with his wife and family. He also enjoyed hosting Sunday dinners for his kids and grandkids. You could be sure to get a weekly reminder asking if you would be attending!
Ed was the happiest when he was doing something- especially when it was helping someone else. Whether it was giving someone a ride, helping with homework, babysitting, or just enjoying a cup of coffee- he was happiest in the company of family and friends. He will forever be remembered for his love, honesty, advice, and humor. He could tell you things about each of his grandkids that would make you think each was his favorite and the thing was, they all were his favorite…the thing was, we were ALL his favorite.
Ed is survived by his devoted wife, Carolann (nee Davis) Barbieri, cherished children, Laura Rizzo and her husband, Dominick, Michael Barbieri and his wife, Katherine and Matthew Barbieri and his wife, Cara. Ed is also survived by his treasured grandchildren, Anton Rizzo, Nicholas Barbieri, Payton Barbieri, Carson Barbieri and Derek Barbieri and beloved uncles, Rocco Barbieri and his wife, Gloria and Ronald Barbieri. Ed leaves behind many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends who became family. Ed is predeceased by his beloved parents, Carmine Barbieri and Theresa (nee Talerman) Barbieri and adored sister, Gabriella (nee Barbieri) Voltarelli and her husband, Anthony Voltarelli.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Wake Service will be held by Father Peter Wells from Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne at 5:30 pm during visitation hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Donations envelopes will be available at the funeral home for your convenience.
George H. Moesch lived in Totowa for 91 years. He was the beloved husband of Loretta (Soltys) for over 67 years, where they raised their family of three children. He was the devoted father of Jacqueline Krygsman, and her husband Andy, George J. Moesch, and his wife Joan and Maryann Fiore and her husband Joseph. George and Loretta's family includes 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
George served in Korea as the first person in charge of Training 8th Army Personnel, in leadership abilities, until the Chinese sent one million troops to assist North Korea (1951). He volunteered for frontline duty and was assigned to the 933AA Artillery Batoon, in charge of a 40mm Gun Position and another gun position, that included four 50 Caliber Machine guns. He returned home from Korea in 1952 from active duty.
George was a member of the Totowa V.F.W. and the NJ American Legion. He completed G.I. schooling for locksmithing and attended the Newark N.J. Radio and TV Repair Institute. George worked in Prudential (Newark and Roseland N.J.) for 45 years. He retired in 1992 after having worked IBM Business machine operations, management, and Technical Problem Solving for all the Prudential major computer rooms in the country. He was also responsible for the management of the Roseland N.J. Computer Center Building (Building Management Division) for 17 years. George was active in Totowa community affairs having served in the First Aid Squad and as a member of the Happy Seniors. He also worked with management of the N.J. Highway Department to upgrade a protective Guard Rail, installed on Route 80 (West), to protect the children's adjacent playground on Bogert Street.
George worked with Congressman Bill Pascrell to have sound barriers erected on Route 80 (West) in Totowa.
George and his family enjoyed many trips to the NJ shore and the Cape Hatteras, N.C. seashore. He also spent a lot of time on home projects and gardening (many people walking or driving by his property enjoyed stopping and looking at the several hundred Tulips, Daffodils, etc. he planted every year). His Dogwood Trees, Crepe Myrtle and flowering shrubs on his property also attracted similar praise from onlookers.
Funeral arrangements are being taken care of by the Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ (Route 23). A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1 PM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Meet directly at Laurel Grove.
Drobik, John, 91, of Wayne, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Beloved husband of Zofia Drobik (nee Garbos). Cherished father of Joseph Drobik and his wife Joan, Irene Ten Hoeve and her husband Richard, and Margaret LoProto and her husband Vincent. Loving grandfather to his five grandchildren. Adored great-grandfather of his eight great-grandchildren.
Born in Poland, John came to the United States in 1962 and resided in Wayne for the past 50 years. He was self-employed as a stone mason.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10 AM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 52 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Please meet directly at cemetery.
Turasik, Lucille (nee Niertka), 98, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. Beloved wife of the late John Turasik who passed in 1986. Loving mother of Nancy Roy and the late John G. Turasik (2018). Adored grandmother of two grandchildren. Dearest great-grandmother of three great-grandchildren.
Born in Lynch, Kentucky, Lucille moved to New Jersey residing in Little Falls. She later moved to Fort Meyers, Florida where she lived for 35 years. Lucille then returned to New Jersey moving to Wayne seven years ago.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. Lucille dedicated her life to caring for her husband and children and will be missed dearly.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6 PM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main St., Little Falls.
In Loving Memory
Carl Richard Baechler
December 13, 1935-February 2, 2021
Carl Richard Baechler of Fairfield passed away at age 85 on February 2, 2021.
He is survived by his daughters Sherri De Luca and her husband Michael and two grandchildren Nicole and Ozzy of Highland Lakes. Lori Demary and husband Frank and two grandchildren Alexa and Ava.
Carl owned his own Trucking company for many years doing jobs around the Singac and Little Falls area where he grew up, paving, snow plowing etc. He also worked with Fletcher Creamer company for years.
Carl was met at the gates of heaven by his mother Mildred Louise Coeyman and his father Conrad F. Baechler.
May he Rest In Peace
Paletta-Wright, Nicole C., 39, of Hawthorne, passed away on January 9, 2021. Beloved wife of Michael C. Wright. Cherished mother of Collin J. Wright. Loving daughter of Suzanne Paletta (nee Kanyok)and the late Joseph Paletta. Dearest sister of Stephanie Galizia and her husband Ralph. Nicole was born in Ridgewood and grew up and lived in Hawthorne her whole life. She was a beloved daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend. Her son was the light of her life and her favorite role was being a mom.
The family will receive their friends on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 2 - 5 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. Masks are required to enter the building. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nicole's son, Collin's education would be greatly appreciated. www.gofundme.com/f/final-expenses-for-nicoles-farewell?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Durkos, Mary, (nee Dutko), 101, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully in her home, on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Loving wife of the late Edward G. Durkos who passed in 2004. Cherished mother of Edward M. Durkos and his wife Susan. Dear grandmother of Timothy, Elizabeth, and Stephanie. Adoring great-grandmother of Jaxon and Jake.
Mary was a long time resident of Little Falls, living there for 101 years. She worked as an Inspector for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Bloomfield. Mary was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls as well as a member of St. Anne's Altar Society.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.
Ablaschai, Vasili, 74, of Paterson, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Loving husband of Tatiana Ablaschai (nee Marinin). Cherished father of Vasili Ablaschai and his wife Michele and Natasha Andrews and her husband Jim. Adored grandfather of five grandchildren. Dear brother of Vera Dello Buono and the late Ivan Ablaschai who passed away in 2004.
Born in Austria, Vasili lived in Brazil before moving to Paterson, NJ 58 years ago. He was a self-employed truck driver.
A service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5 PM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. Meet directly at church. A Burial Service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9 AM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. Meet directly at church. Interment to follow at St. Vladimir's Cemetery, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ 08527.
Agresti, Arlene F., (nee Cappello), 71, of Clifton, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Beloved wife of Joseph Agresti. Devoted and loving mother of Maria Agresti. Dear aunt of a niece and two nephews.
Arlene was born in Passaic, and grew up in Clifton. She moved to Woodland Park when she was 40 years old and lived there for about 18 years before moving back to Clifton. Arlene taught in the Clifton School District for 36 years before retiring in 2014. She was a member of the Clifton Board of Education from 2011-2018 where she served as the Vice-President. Arlene was a member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and was very active in the Clifton Teacher's Association where she served as Treasurer. She was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church in Paterson. Arlene loved her trips to Atlantic City and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4- 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:15 AM at St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church, 174 Ramsey St., Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Ave., Clifton.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Arlene's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours. Please remember masks are required to enter the building and social distancing protocols will be in place.
On Monday, December 21, 2020, Beverly White Biscaha, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 83 in Brick, NJ.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Biscaha- her children, Dan and wife Cindy, Bill and wife Patti, Greg and partner Greg (Rusty) Farmer; grandchildren- Danny and Joseph White, Anthony, Nicole, and Jimmy White; Joseph James and Julianne Biscaha.
She was predeceased in death by her first husband, James White; her eldest son, James White, Jr.; and her brother Walter Olsen, Jr.
Bev's family has been greatly blessed by her life and the loving example that she set for others.
Bev was also cherished by her wide circle of friends, and she was very active in the communities in which she lived. Born in Brooklyn, NY to parents Dolores and Walter Olsen, she later moved to her childhood home on the Pompton river in Wayne, NJ, and was a graduate of Wayne Valley High School. She raised her family in Totowa, NJ and later lived in Lincoln Park, NJ. Continuing her life-long appreciation of nature, and especially the water, she retired with her husband Joe to her beloved Jersey shore and south Florida.
In addition to raising her family, Bev worked for decades in various administrative management and human resources roles. Most notably, she worked for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Union Precision Manufacturing.
Bev was also known for her positive outlook, energy, and resilient spirit. She served as an inspiration to many, especially as she faced chronic pain and restricted mobility over the past several years.
Throughout her life, Bev was passionate about community involvement and service, most recently with community arts organizations, coastal wildlife preservation groups, and with her church.
Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Angels Church in Little Falls, NJ on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org/give.html
Nappi, Marlene A., (nee Travaglio), 74, of Pompton Plains, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony P. Nappi who passed in July of 2018. Loving mother of three children: Tina Mezzina and her husband Joseph, Danielle Gwiazda, and Anthony P. Nappi Jr. and his wife Nicole. Marlene was the cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren. Dear sister of Frank Travaglio and his wife Gaeta and Joseph Travaglio.
Born in Paterson, NJ, Marlene married Anthony in 1970 and raised their children in Little Falls and North Caldwell where they lived until they retired to Williamsburg, VA in 2004. Marlene resided in Williamsburg for 15 years before moving to Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains a year and a half ago.
Marlene was a registered nurse who dedicated much of her life to helping others. Throughout her life and no matter where she lived, she belonged to many clubs and organizations. She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell. She was a former member of the Little Falls Women's Club and "Blooms that Brighten" organization in Williamsburg. Most recently she was a member of the Bocce Team in Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains. Marlene gave much of her time to many charities and was a long time volunteer at Eva's Soup Kitchen in Paterson, NJ.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10 AM at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 359 Central Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006. Father John Chadwick officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marlene's memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110, New York, NY 10122 or give.ocrahope.org
Norman, Anna E. (nee Henderson), 91, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family.
Devoted wife of the late Charles W. Norman who passed away in 1992. Loving mother of Anna Guinn. Cherished grandmother of Katie Martin and Casey Guinn. Beloved great-grandmother of Sabrina Riley and John Martin. Dear sister of Virginia Cook.
Born in Paterson, Anna lived in Little Falls for 64 years. She was a devoted wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10 AM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ. Please meet directly at the cemetery.
Gerald (Jerry) William Hunter entered into eternal life on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the age of 74. Born in Paterson, NJ on November 30, 1945, he was raised by his mother Ellen (Bayda) Hunter and moved to Little Falls at the age of two years old. He was a graduate of Passaic Valley High School and William Paterson University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. His lifelong dream of becoming a police officer was fulfilled in 1974, when he joined the Little Falls Police Department. Over the course of thirty five years, he moved up the ranks starting his career as a special officer and ending his career in the position of Chief of Police in 2009. He was a member of the Honor Legion and the Passaic County Police Chiefs Association. Jerry always took great pride in his role in law enforcement and left his mark in protecting and serving the community he loved. He was a special friend and mentor to many. Jerry made people feel like they mattered whether he was in their presence for a few seconds or several hours. He was a kind, compassionate and humble man who will be missed by many.
He was predeceased by his mother, Ellen (Bayda) Hunter and his brother Kenneth. Jerry leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Claire, who was the love of his life. Devoted father of his three cherished daughters, Christina Hutto and her husband Peter, Kathleen Hunter-Cascio and her husband James, and Jennifer Korman and her husband Seth. Adored Pop-Pop of Christopher and Victoria Babcock (along with their father George Babcock), Gianna and John Hutto, and Tyler, Alexander and Evan Korman, who will all miss his smile and sense of humor. Dear brother in law of Kathleen and Michael Jakubas. Loving uncle to Michael and Jessica Jakubas with their daughter Ava, and Janine and Herb Brychta. Loving nephew of Marie Bayda and Nancy Bayda, along with several cousins.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from
4 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please arrive at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jerry's memory to the Little Falls PBA 346, PO Box 142, Little Falls, NJ 07424 and St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org Envelopes will be provided for both organizations during visiting hours for your convenience. Please remember masks must be worn inside the building.
Schlosser, Elizabeth A., (nee Purn), 58, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family.
Liz as she was known to her family and friends is survived by her devoted husband Dennis Schlosser. Loving mother of three daughters: Kelly Kelly and her husband Billy, Christine Schlosser and her boyfriend John Fox, Erin Schlosser and her boyfriend Pat Abate, and one son Michael Schlosser. Beloved daughter of the late Warren and Helen Purn. Dear sister of Robert Purn, William Purn and his wife Donna, Warren Purn and his partner Erica Zicchinelli, Janet Purn, Kathleen Guzman and her husband Julio, Karen Lake and her husband Greg, and Mary Marzullo and her husband Michael. Cherished daughter-in-law of Loretta Schlosser and the late Arthur Schlosser. Liz will be dearly missed by her brother and sister in laws as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, Elizabeth was raised in Clifton before residing in Little Falls for the past 33 years. She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell. Liz was a devoted mom who was happiest relaxing at home with her family and loved when her four children were all in one place. She enjoyed trips to the beach and adored her two cats "Brother" and "Sister". Elizabeth greatly enjoyed dinner, drinks, and watching her children's sports with her close-knit group of friends the "Mom Squad". Above all else, her family was always her top priority. Liz will not only be missed by her family but by her many friends and all those who knew her.
Her family will receive their friends Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006. Please meet at the funeral home at 9:15 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or www.tunnel2towers.org Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience.
Calabrese, Catherine R., (nee Hickey), "Kay", 98, of Totowa, passed away on October 21, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Patrick M. Calabrese (1996). Beloved mother of Kathy Pizzichetta and her husband Larry. Cherished grandmother of Patrick Pizzichetta and his wife Katrina. Adored great-grandmother of Dominick Pizzichetta. Dear sister of Rosemary Smith and the late Charles Smith. Loving aunt of Carolyn Kasunich and Laura Parry.
Kay grew up in Hoboken and lived in Lodi before moving to Totowa. She was a long time parishioner of St. James of the Marches Church. Kay loved her gambling excursions, visits to the beauty salon, manicures, pedicures, and going out to lunch with family and friends. She was famous for her hot peppers which were always a favorite at family gatherings. A devoted cat lover most of her life, in her later years Kay doted on her grand-dog Callie, who always kept her company.
The family will receive their friends on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9-10 AM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM at St. James of the Marches Church, 410 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Rd., Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org or to a favorite charity of your choice would be appreciated. Masks are required to enter the building and social distancing protocols will be followed.
Galizia, Pompeo, 70, of Woodland Park, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. Beloved father of Carlo R. Galizia and his wife April, Ralph F. Galizia and his wife Stephanie, and Melinda J. Inzani and her husband John. Cherished grandfather of six grandchildren: Carlo Galizia, Giana Galizia, Avellina Galizia, Ralph Galizia Jr., Liliana Inzani, and John Inzani Jr. Dear brother of Virginia Bambara.
Born in Italy, Pompeo came to the United States in 1967 settling in Paterson. He has resided in Woodland Park for the past 10 years. Pompeo worked in the Passaic County jail as a Shop Teacher for over 25 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Pompei Church in Paterson. Pompeo was a member of the Roma Club in Woodland Park.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass celebrating Pompeo will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Avenue, Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa Boro. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience. Masks are required to enter the building.
Ruiz, Carlos, 63, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020. Loving husband of Frances Ruiz (nee Tejada). Beloved father of son Carlos R. Ruiz and daughters Heather and Melanie Ruiz. Cherished grandfather of grandson Jaylen Ruiz and granddaughter Shayla Ruiz. Dearest brother of Norma Ruiz.
Born in Cuba, Carlos lived in New York City and Ridgefield Park before moving to Wayne 16 years ago. He was employed by RD Simpson Inc. in New York City as a private chauffeur for 36 years. Carlos was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 3-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass celebrating Carlos will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Little Falls at 10:30 AM. Please arrive at funeral home at 9:45 AM. Please note that masks are required to enter the funeral home.
Simone, Phillip H. (Phil), 67, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Phil was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother who will be greatly missed.
Beloved husband of his wife Marlene R. Simone (nee Smethers). Devoted father of Philip Simone and his wife Taralynn and Charles Simone. Adoring grandfather of Jianna and Alexa Simone. Dear brother of Michael Simone Jr. and his wife Valerie, and Richard Simone and his wife Karen. Loving son-in-law of Mary Smethers. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Susan Richardson and her husband David. Phil was a cherished uncle to his nieces and nephews.
A long time resident of Little Falls, Phil was born and raised in West Paterson. He graduated from Passaic Valley High School in 1971. Phil began working for the Township of Little Falls Public Works in 1976 and became the Township Superintendent of Public Works in 1989, loving every day he worked until the present day. Because of his occupation Phil was a member of numerous associations including the New Jersey Public Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.
Phil was a member of Singac Fire Company #3 for 44 years and held the rank of First Assistant Chief for several years. He was also a member of the West Paterson Fire Company #3 for 7 years. Due to his many years of service Phil was an Exempt Fireman in the state of New Jersey. He was a long time parishioner of Holy Angels RC Church in Little Falls.
Phil was most known for his unwavering love for his family, kind heart, quick wit and never wavered to provide a helping hand when needed. He was an avid fan of Harry Potter and loved rainbows and Disney World. He will be missed by all that knew him.
The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM at Holy Angels RC Church, Little Falls. Please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 AM. Entombment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Singac Fire Company #3 at www.singacfire.com or 517 Main St., Little Falls, NJ 07424. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours for your convenience. Please remember face masks are required to enter the building.
Sotelo, David M., 81, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. Devoted husband of the late Joyce Sotelo (nee Springstead) who passed in 2008. Beloved father of five sons: David L. Sotelo, Rudolph Sotelo, Gary Sotelo, Glen Sotelo, and Ronald Sotelo. Cherished grandfather of five grandchildren and adoring great-grandfather of two great-grandchildren.
Born in the Bronx, NY David then resided in Wayne, NJ for 65 years. He was a construction worker installing gas stations for Fairfield Maintenance in Fairfield for 25 years. David was a member of the NRA.
The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 2-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service officiated by Fr. Dan Grigassy will take place at 5:30 PM. Please note that face masks are required to enter the building.
Jakob, Joanna (nee Papienuk), 58, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Beloved wife of Robert H. Jakob. Loving mother of Robert T. Jakob and Matthew E. Jakob. Cherished daughter of Joyce (Edsall) Papienuk. Dear sister of Theodore Papienuk, Edward Papienuk, Theresa Doughery and Joy Smith.
Born in Paterson, Joanna grew up in Wanaque before residing in Little Falls for the past 29 years. She worked in customer service for State Farm Insurance in Parsippany for 31 years. Joanna retired in 2017.
Services are private to the family.
De Lillo, Amalfi J. (nee Cruz), 93, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Louis De Lillo who passed in 1994. Cherished mother of Susan Pinadella and her husband John and Elisa De Young and her husband Michael. Amalfi was predeceased by her son Louis A. De Lillo "Sonny" in 1993 and her daughter Luana De Lillo in 2019. Loving grandmother to her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Amalfi is survived by her brothers Italidis Cruz and Gundebaldo Cruz. Amalfi will be greatly missed by her dear friend Bob Carlo and his family.
Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic Amalfi came to the United States in 1945 and lived in Wayne for the past 50 years prior to that residing in Passaic. In her early life Amalfi sang professionally with her brother Adalberto Cruz while living in the Dominican Republic. Later in life, Amalfi worked as an electronic technician for Almo Labs in Little Falls for 15 years. She was a member of the Wayne Senior Citizens Club. Arrangements were private to the family.
Van Putten Vink, Mary (nee Radosti), 66, of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Beloved wife of William Van Putten Vink Sr. Devoted mother of William Van Putten Vink Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Vincent Van Putten Vink and his wife Lauren, Melissa Di Napoli and her husband Tom, Catherine Van Putten Vink, and the late Keith Van Putten Vink who passed away June 26, 2014. Mary is the cherished grandmother of her five grandchildren, William, Michael, Chase, Kendall, and London.
Born in Maryland, Mary later resided in Clifton for over 40 years. She dedicated her life to her husband and children. Services are private to the family.
Margaret K. Torre a long time resident of Totowa, N.J., passed away on September 9, 2020 at the age of 99. Margaret was born and raised in Paterson N.J., the youngest child of Alex and Susanna Kornafer. She was married to Arthur M. Torre, (deceased), for over 40 years.
Margaret is survived by her son, Dr. Arthur J. Torre and his wife Marilyn. She was beloved by her grandchildren: Suzanne, Christine, Carolyn, Elizabeth, Gerald, Daniel and Michael. She had 8 great-grandchildren: Andrew, Julia, Charlie, Justin, Jamie, Dylan, Nicky, and Alexis.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association would be appreciated.
Funeral is for immediate family only.
Albert Demee Jousset Jr., 71, of Clifton passed away on the morning of August 31, 2020. Albert was born and raised in Dover, New Hampshire as the eldest of five siblings to Albert Jousset and Grace Leary. In 1971 he studied History and English at William Penn College and in 1978 attended Virginia Theological Seminary. Albert had an extensive career as both a teacher and more notably as an Episcopal minister for the Diocese of Newark for over 25 years. He primarily worked for St. David's in Kinnelon, All Saints in Leonia, and Christ Church in Ridgewood where he was renowned for his dedication and leadership. Albert was awarded the Bishops Certificate of Merit as well as the Bishops Canterbury Scholar Award. Later in his life Albert served his time to working as a hospice companion to patients through Bayada Hospice.
Albert is survived by his children, Todd and his wife Carmen Jousset, Courtney and her husband Ryan Hayes, and Alexandra and her partner Chris Mulvey. He was the beloved and devoted grandfather to Luke and Addison Hayes and Jackie, Zachary, and Andrew Jousset and survived by his loving sisters and brother Sherry Fortuna, Gay Roy, and Jefferey Jousset. He is predeceased by his parents Albert and Grace and brother Timothy.
Albert enjoyed reading, history, and baseball (go Red Sox!) He will be remembered for being a dedicated clergy member but most of all a devoted and very loving parent and grandparent. He had a dynamic sense of humor and a great compassion for all walks of life and everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Due to Covid regulations at this time, services will be arranged at a later date that will be announced.