Union County for the week of January 9th

OBITUARIES:

• AMMANN — Richard, of Kenilworth; Dec. 29. Ullrich Copper retiree, father.
• BARNES — Ralph Frederick, of Hillside; Dec. 25. Exxon retiree, father of two.
• BAUER — Fritz Karl Heinrich, of Scotch Plains; Dec. 30. Held two Ph.Ds.
• BENSON — Mary Kane, of Berkeley Heights; Dec. 16. She was 93 years old.
• BERKOWITZ — Ralph Daniel, of Elizabeth; Dec. 24. Grandfather of five.
• BERNSTEIN — Stanley Martin, formerly of Westfield and Fanwood; Dec. 20.
• BING — Charles W. Sr., of Westfield; Dec. 28. Retired engineer, grandfather.
• BOTTI — John J., of Rahway; Dec. 21. WWII Army vet, great-grandfather, 92.
• BOURAS — Nicholas J., of Summit; Dec. 22. WWII veteran, philanthropist.
• BOYLE — Patrick, of Cranford; Dec. 29. Air Force veteran of Korean War, 83.
• BROWN — Arthur “Arty” Byrd Jr., of Hillside; Dec. 21. Funeral was Dec. 30.
• BROWN — Mary Elizabeth, “Cookie,” of Elizabeth; Dec. 18. Teacher, was 65.
• CALAVANO — Philomena, formerly of Elizabeth; Dec. 23. City employee, 87.
• CANTAGALLO — Jennie L, De Pasquale, of Roselle Park; Dec. 24. Was 97.
• COGAN — Mary Ruth, of Elizabeth; Dec. 21. Survived by five nephews, 94.
• COLAS — Alexandre, of Roselle; Dec. 30. Great-grandfather, 87 years old.
• CONFORTI — Salvatore, “Sal,” formerly of Rahway; Dec. 21. WWII veteran.
• COPPOLA — Viola L., nee Green, of Kenilworth; Dec. 24. Grandmother, 91.
• CORRIGAN — Mary G., formerly of Union; Dec. 23. Longtime resident, 97.
• CULLEN — Margaret T., formerly of Mountainside; Dec. 22. Born in Ireland.
• D’AMATO — Ray C., of Scotch Plains; Dec. 27. Local DPW retiree, was 45.
• DANIEL — Woodley A., of Hillside; Dec. 25. Army vet, diesel mechanic, 32.
• DELUKE — Joan “Mrs. D,” nee Albinowski, of Union; Dec. 29. Grandmother.
• DE VENUTO — Morris J., of Fanwood; Dec. 21. Westfield Electric retiree.
• DICK — Jean F., formerly of Westfield; Dec. 29. Great-grandmother of 20.
• DITZEL — Lawrence F. Sr., of Garwood; Dec. 28. WWII Army vet, plumber.
• DUCKER — Doris A., of Roselle Park; Dec. 21. Exxon executive secretary.
• FALZONE — Rose, of Berkeley Heights, formerly of Elizabeth; Dec. 4. 91.
• GERVOLINO — Anna Carlozzi, of Rahway; Dec. 21. Native of Italy, was 93.
• GIEGERICH — Elsie B., nee Schou, formerly of Cranford; Dec. 24. Was 88.
• GREEN — Hortense Kessler, of Westfield; Dec. 20. NJ crafts advocate, 94.
• GRENCI — Angiolina, “Kitty,” formerly of Kenilworth; Dec. 22. She was 88.
• HAHN — Robert, of Scotch Plains; Dec. 21. Mechanical engineer, was 85.
• HAILEY — Zainee “Nae” Royce, of Elizabeth; Dec. 25. Honor roll student, 13.
• HALL — Marvyn, of Hillside; Dec. 21. Intel Corporation retiree, grandfather.
• HARVEY — Norman, of Cranford; Dec. 27. Leaves wife of 51 years, children.
• HAUPT — Matthew J., of Roselle Park; Dec. 19. Leaves four children, was 50.
• HAUSER — Lucy, nee Passomato, of Summit; Dec. 20. She was 90 years old.
• HOGAN — John “Jack,” of Clark; Jan. 1. Union umpire, “Low Ball Hogan.”
• HOLLAND — Elizabeth A., of Fanwood; Dec. 16. Worked for Wells Fargo.
• HUDAK — Mary Serecsko, of Clark; Dec. 24. She leaves six grandchildren.
• HUNT — Thomas Francis Jr., formerly of Elizabeth; Jan. 1. Leaves siblings.
• KOHLER — Kurt, formerly of Union; Dec. 23. Leaves wife of 71 years, 92.
• KOVACS — Elizabeth “Betty” P., of Springfield; Dec. 29. She was 86.
• LASSITER — Wesley Altoure, formerly of Linden; Dec. 17. He was 41.
• LEE — William M. “Bill,” of Springfield; Dec. 22. Paterson teacher, was 94.
• LESSA — Viola M., nee Bauer, formerly of Berkeley Heights; Dec. 26. 108.
• MAHER — Rose, of Union; Dec. 21. Kean College retiree, was 86 years old.
• MAJESKI — Anthony A., of Union; Dec. 25. WWII veteran, accountant, 101.
• MALLON — John F., of Berkeley Heights; Dec. 27. Air Force veteran, was 82.
• MARTINSON — Howard Francis, formerly of Linden; Dec. 21. Navy veteran.
• MC GHIE — Valerie K., of Garwood; Dec. 15. NJ Bell retiree, grandmother.
• MCMICHAEL — Margaret A., nee Darcy, of Hillside; Dec. 27. DOT secretary.
• MCMILLAN — Richard S. Sr., of Linden; Dec. 29. Merck security guard, 73.
• MEROLA — Kristine, nee Gianella, of Springfield; Dec. 23. Hairdresser, 67.
• MILLER — Mary E. Hann, of Westfield; Dec. 25. Leaves two granddaughters.
• MITCHELL — Tracey M., of Elizabeth; Dec. 15. Lifelong resident, was 43.
• MORAN — Aileen M., of Union, formerly of Elizabeth; Dec. 25. Grandmother.
• MROCZEK — Alfred L., of Rahway; Dec. 23. PSE&G maintenance foreman.
• MUENZEN — Patricia Theresa, nee McCarthy, formerly of Rahway; Dec. 29.
• MURRAY — Michael J., of Westfield, formerly of Clark; Dec. 18. Was 51.
• OLIVER — Robert J., of Springfield; Dec. 23. Wakefern Foods retiree, 90.
• POTYK — Arthur, of Westfield; Dec. 26. CPA, great-grandfather of eight.
• PRESTON — Frank E. “Pop” Sr., of Union; Dec. 26. Retired truck driver, 96.
• PRICE — Cynthia Cassiba, of Rahway; Dec. 29. Local food service director.
• QUAGLIETTA — Incoronata, nee Bruno, of Springfield; Dec. 30. Mother.
• RAWSON — Sherry Allyce, of Summit; Dec. 26. Overlook Hospital RN, 72.
• RANHOFER — Carolyn E., “Honey,” formerly of Cranford; Dec. 19. Was 99.
• ROSSANO — Frank, of Union; Dec. 27. Funeral was held Dec. 31, was 81.
• RUNNION — Audrey, nee Ehrnholm, formerly of Roselle Park; Dec. 21. 98.
• SAMPSON — Roger J., of Summit; Dec. 22. Marine Corps vet, USPS retiree.
• SARTORIUS — Mary, of New Providence; Dec. 24. Copy editor, mother, 78.
• SARVENT — Ronald J., of Union; Dec. 29. USPS mail handler, leaves wife.
• SAUCHELLI — Frank, of Kenilworth; Dec. 30. WWII Navy vet, carpenter, 87.
• SCARPA — Lillian, of Scotch Plains; Dec. 20. Longtime resident, was 80.
• SCHWEIKERT — Judith B. Johnson, formerly of Berkeley Heights; Dec. 9.
• SENDELL — Joyce E., formerly of Westfield; Dec. 24. Great-grandmother.
• STEC — Josephine T., nee Novak, of Roselle; Dec. 27. Great-grandmother, 92.
• STERENCZAK — Helen Krupa, of Linden; Dec. 19. Lifelong resident, 89.
• SWEENEY — Edward Michael, formerly of Cranford; Dec. 27. He was 67.
• VITALE — James J. Sr., formerly of Kenilworth; Dec. 28. WWII vet, fireman.
• VIVENZIO — Anthony Sr., of Rahway; Dec. 21. Rahway DPW foreman.
• VOLKER — Mary B., nee Davin, of Elizabeth; Dec. 24. Lifelong resident, 89.
• YACK — Frances, formerly of Clark; Dec. 29. Francesca’s Restaurant owner.

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