Union County week of March 7th

OBITUARIES:

• BATTS — Charles M. Jr., of Fanwood; Feb. 22. Husband, father, brother, 53 years old.
• BEST — Earl W., of Elizabeth; Feb. 25. Army veteran. Survived by three children.
• BLUM — Frederic, L., formerly of Cranford; Feb. 22. Retired structural engineer.
• BLUM — Murray G., of Springfield; Feb. 21. Owned Empire Ticket Service, WWII vet.
• BRENNER — Philip, of Scotch Plains; Feb. 22. Owned National Marketing Services.
• BROPHY — Agnes, of Union; Feb. 24. She was in the U.S.O. during World War II.
• BUFFALO — Dolores, formerly of Rahway; Feb. 22. Retired from Regina Corp., 79.
• CARTER — Alison Virginia, of Roselle; Feb. 24. Served on a White House panel, 89.
• CISTARO — Patricia M., formerly of Hillside; Feb. 22. Survived by four children.
• COLONNA — Joseph F., formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 24. Retired A&P manager, 86.
• DESRONVIL — Roselin, of Union; Feb. 15. Native of Haiti, leaves three children.
• FITCH — Tumeka Ryan, of Linden; Feb. 21. Leaves husband, daughter, stepchildren.
• GEORGE — Archie, of Elizabeth; Feb. 21. Leaves one daughter. He was 74 years old.
• HOWARD — Catherine, of Elizabeth; Feb. 26. Survived by one son and one daughter.
• HOLIDAY — Robert, formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 19. He was 27, leaves host of family.
• HUGHES — Sally, of Roselle; Feb. 20. Retired from Elizabeth Board of Education.
• JORDEN — Sidney Jr., of Union; Feb. 22. Retired from Shell Oil, active with Masons.
• KISH — Charles D. Sr., of Rahway; Feb. 26. Survived by his son and two dogs.
• LYLES — Joseph, formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 25. He retired from Allied Van Lines.
• MALINOWSKI — Emily, of Elizabeth; Feb. 21. Executive secretary at SeaLand Corp.
• MARCINIAK — Veronica “Josephine,” formerly of Union; Feb. 21. She was 88.
• MARGOLIN — Robert, of Union; Feb. 23. Executive chef at Grotto Capri in Union.
• MARKOFF — David Aaron, formerly of Rahway and Elizabeth; Feb. 27. WWII rifleman.
• MARSHALL — Gertrude W., formerly of Scotch Plains; Feb. 20. Grandmother.
• MCCONNON — Mary L., nee Brady, of Elizabeth; Feb. 22. Resident for 70 years.
• MCGRATH — Kenneth R., of Cranford; Feb. 23. Owner of McGrath Roofing, was 75.
• MESSINA — Angie, nee Santini, of Clark; Feb. 25. Great-grandmother of 15, was 94.
• MILLER — Helen, formerly of Linden; Feb. 20. Homemaker and grandmother, 94.
• MORRISON — Mary G., formerly of Summit; Feb. 23. Leaves three children, was 81.
• MURPHY — Jeremiah “Jerry,” of Elizabeth; Feb. 24. Native of Ireland, father.
• NEWBOLD — Frances M., of Roselle, formerly of Linden; Feb. 23. She was 88.
• O’CONNOR — Joseph M., formerly of Union; Feb. 23. WWII vet, research chemist.
• O’SHEA — Nancy Claire, nee Warnock, of Scotch Plains; Feb. 22. Taught special ed.
• PETRUZZELLI — Louis, of Union; Feb. 24. Stone cutter and machinist, was 100.
• POWELL — William, formerly of Union; Feb. 24. WWII vet, mechanic, leaves wife.
• RACZKA — Grace M., nee Lange, formerly of Clark; Feb. 22. Grandmother of four.
• RACZKOWSKI — Josephine M., formerly of Cranford; Feb. 22. Leaves one daughter.
• RAYMOND — Rosemarie Disano, of Clark, formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 23. Was 67.
• RIZZO — Vincent James, of Rahway; Feb. 23. Retired inspector at GM, Army vet.
• ROMANO — Michael N. Jr., of Union; Feb. 23. Retired longshoreman was 71.
• ROSAS — Donata “Donna” “Tinas,” of Hillside; Feb. 26. Survived by husband, children.
• RUSH — Dr. Benjamin F. Jr., of Summit; Feb. 22. Chairman of surgery at UMDNJ.
• SAXSON — Herbert, of Elizabeth; Feb. 20. He is survived by three grandchildren.
• SCHAFER — James A., formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 24. Air Force veteran of Vietnam War.
• SIMKOWITZ — Steven B., of Union; Feb. 20. Hair colorist and teacher, leaves a son.
• SHELDRAKE — Barbara A., nee Buczynski, of Garwood; Feb. 25. Lifelong resident.
• SMITH — Khuyree Nasir, of Union; Feb. 20. Survived his parents and brother, 12.
• SULLIVAN — Frances, nee Korchulani, of Cranford; Feb. 25. She was 91 years old.
• SWICK — Edith G. Sabo, nee MacKenzie, formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 20. Wife, 87.
• TARANTINO — Michael, of Roselle Park; Feb. 20. Lifelong resident was 35 years old.
• TULLY — John Walter, of Summit; Feb. 21. Retired Paine Webber executive, was 69.
• TYLER — Mamie L., formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 18. Retired from Kean University.
• VENTURINI — Jennie C., of Elizabeth; Feb. 25. Lifelong resident, leaves her children.
• WAGNER — Cathleen F., nee Williams, formerly of Westfield; Feb. 22. Grandmother.
• WARKALA — Frank V., formerly of Elizabeth; Feb. 21. Systems analyst, WWII vet.
• WISMER — Frances, of Cranford; Feb. 21. Award-winning flower arranger, was 99.
• ZICH — Helen Elizabeth Haug, of Union; Feb. 20. Longtime resident, grandmother.

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