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Caruso, Rosario, 88, of Palisades Park, NJ, died October 21. Visit today, Thurs. 2-4 & 7-9PM. Funeral Mass Fri. 10 AM St. Michael’s Church to Madonna Mausoleum. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Iannone,Mary D., 77, a longtime resident of Ridgefield, NJ, passed away on October 12, 2014. Born on March 3, 1937 in Bronx, NY, Mary was the daughter of the late Bernadette and Edward Jones. Before retiring in 2001, Mary worked for the Borough of Ridgefield’s Tax Dept. for over 20 years. She leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter Andrea Harpine and her husband Dale, a son Edward Iannone, and her granddaughter Kristin. Also, she is survived by her brother Joseph Jones and his wife Barbara. She was predeceased by a sister Bernadette Tardo and a brother Eugene Jones. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield (201) 945-5032. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00AM for a funeral service there at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to: Matheny Medical and Educational Center, P.O. Box 339, Peapack, NJ 07997. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
King, Patricia T., 59, of Ridgefield, died Oct. 5, 2014. Visit Wed. 4-8PM Blackley FH. Funeral Mass Thurs. 10:15AM St. Matthews to Madonna Mausoleum, Fort Lee. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Blum, Seymour, 92, of Ridgefield, NJ, died September 19, 2014. Visiting today, Sunday 2-6PM Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield. Gathering Monday 9:00 AM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ. Funeral Service Monday 10AM Blackley FH. Final Prayers at Cedar Lawn Crematory, Paterson. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Kotowski, Barbara, of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on September 17, 2014 at the age of 72. Devoted wife of Vincent Kotowski of Ridgefield. Beloved mother of Barbara Faresich of Randolph, NJ and her husband William, and Carol Marotta of Boonton, NJ and her husband Joseph. Cherished grandmother of Chelsea, Liam and Kyle Faresich of Randolph, and Joey Marotta of Boonton. Barbara had been an administrative assistant at Bank of New York, Woodland Park, NJ. Visiting will be today, Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield (201) 945-5032. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 9 AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthews RC Church, 555 Prospect Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ on Saturday at 10 AM. Entombment will follow at Madonna Mausoleum, Fort Lee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Buchner, Kenneth, of Emerson, NJ, formerly of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on September 10, 2014 at the age of 95. Devoted husband of the late Edna C. Buchner. Beloved father of Dee Anderson, David Buchner and his wife Sandy, and Douglas Buchner and his wife Doreen. Cherished grandfather of David and his wife Michele, Tammy and her husband Chris, Tara and her husband Ryan, and Sinclair. Treasured great-grandfather of Jacob, Sara, Emma, Kylee, Hannah, Ethan and Aiden. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was a machinist, and owner of Kenduit Manufacturing, Palisades Park. He was an Elder of English Neighborhood Reformed Church where he was a Sunday School administrator and teacher for over 60 years, and also a choir member. He was member of Gideons International. He was a music lover and demonstrated his admiration for music as a 30 year member of the Barber Shop Harmony Society (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.), as a singer and director of the Ridgefield Senior Citizen’s Harmoneers, and he also played four instruments in the Big Bands of the 1940s. Visiting will be held on Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9 AM to attend the funeral service there on Wednesday at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Ridgefield Cemetery, Ridgefield. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Kenneth Buchner may be made to the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 70 Main Street, Emerson, NJ 07630. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Blick, Janet A., entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2014 at the age of 88. Janet was born and raised in Ridgefield, NJ, moved to Manahawkin, NJ, and then back to Ridgefield. She was an office worker for Brennan Corp., Little Egg Harbor, NJ. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew’s R.C. Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Seniors, all in Ridgefield. Devoted wife of the late Bert Blick who died in 2000. Beloved mother of Rosalyn Thomas and her husband Joseph, Judy Grein and Rich Mariano, and Susan Rutz and her husband Christopher. Cherished grandmother Chris Thomas and his wife Beth, Mark Thomas, David Rutz and his wife Daniela, Matt Grein and his wife Stephanie, Jill Cook and her husband Rob, Stacy Berger and her husband Dan, and Zachary Grein. Treasured great-grandmother of Abby Thomas, Isabella Rutz, and Maddy Cook. Visiting on Monday from 3 to 7 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ, (201) 945-5032. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:15 AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s R.C. Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield on Tuesday at 10:15 AM. Burial will follow in Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Mullen, Mary R., of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on September 10, 2014 at the age of 90. Devoted wife of the late Frank Mullen who died in 1999. Beloved mother of Frank Mullen and his wife Susan, Barbara Tumino and her husband John, Rosemary Mullen and Russell Stroh, Louis Mullen, James Mullen and his wife Cathy, Patricia Mullen, and Thomas Mullen and his wife Gail. Cherished grandmother of Allison Tumino, Kristen Tumino, Thomas Mullen, Katelyn Tumino, Christopher Mullen, Justin Mullen, Andrew Mullen, and Tyler Mullen. Visiting will be held on Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Monday at 12noon to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield, NJ on Monday at 1:00 PM. Burial to follow in Ridgefield Cemetery, Ridgefield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Villa Marie Claire Hospice, Campaign Office, 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Wehmann, Mildred (nee Kaim), entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2014 at the age of 93. Mildred was predeceased by her beloved husband John who died in 2010. Loving mother of Robert Wehmann of Dover, NJ, Rick Wehmann of Summit, NJ and his wife Sue, and Ralph Wehmann and his wife Doreen of Clifton, NJ. Cherished grandmother of Dana Wehman of Clifton, NJ. Visitation will be held at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032 on Saturday from 10AM to 12noon with a funeral service at 11:30AM. Burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Peek, Augustus (Gus), of Ridgefield passed away on Thursday morning. Gus Peek lived in the town of his birth his entire life, with only a brief interruption while in the service of his country in the United States Marine Corps. Gus always had a good joke for every situation and was a tireless fighter for open government and low taxes both as an outspoken taxpayer advocate and then as a proud member of Ridgefield’s Borough Council. He will be remembered for his commitment to providing Ridgefield’s teens with a place to call their own and led the fight to build the Teen Lounge and Patio at the pool complex in the 1970’s. True to his code of low spending the majority of the project was funded through private donations and built by volunteer parents and teens. He was a founding member of the Ridgefield Republican Club and served as its President and member of the Executive Committee. Gus shared his political expertise and insights with countless candidates for local and higher office and served as Campaign Manager and Advisor on many successful campaigns. One of 3 sons of a NJ State Police Officer and devoted mother, Gus was an entrepreneur who built a successful insurance and real estate business which operated from the Route 5 triangle in Ridgefield and was the hub of both local insurance sales and customer service excellence as well as the virtual political center of Ridgefield for many years. Gus was a long time member and past officer of the Ridgefield Exchange Club and a parishioner of St. James Church. He was loved and admired by many but by no one more than by his surviving wife Bea. They were partners in love and life and business in a way rarely seen. He was the loving son of Gus and Alice (both deceased), brother of Allen (deceased) and Harold, father of Steve and Kim, and father in law to Millie and devoted grandfather of Joy and Zach. Visiting will be at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032 on Sunday, September 7 from 3-7 PM. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Monday, September 8, at 9:30 AM for service at the funeral home at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Ridgefield cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Association. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Parisi, Anna, 93, of Ridgefield, died September 1, 2014. Visitation Friday 3-7PM Blackley FH, Ridgefield. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 AM at St. Matthews Church, Ridgefield to Fairview Mausoleum. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Calautti, Pietro, 83, of Ridgefield, died August 26, 2014. Visitation Thursday 3-7PM Blackley FH. Funeral Mass Friday 9:30AM O.L.Grace Church, Fairview to Fairview Mausoleum. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Fristensky, George F., of Colchester, N.Y., formerly of Ridgefield, N.J., entered into rest on July 27, 2014, at home. George served 25 years as a Police Officer for the Ridgefield Police Department, and retired as a Lieutenant in 2006. George is survived by his loving family: his wife Susan, his sons George J. and Salvatore; his granddaughters Stella and Kayla; Mother-in-law Muriel Tarantino; brothers-in-law Michael Tarantino & Linda, and Robert Tarantino & wife Melissa; nephews James and Gary Wayne, nieces Jenna, Amanda and Emily; cousins George and Craig; and many other close and loving friends from Ridgefield and Colchester. He was predeceased by his sister, Janet. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George's name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be held on this Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 4-8pm at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Cronin, Winifred E., of Whiting NJ, formerly of Englewood NJ, entered into eternal rest on July 8, 2014 at the age of 92. Devoted wife of the late Joseph E. Cronin who died in 1990. Beloved mother of Maureen Cronin of Beverly, NJ and her husband Robert Broderick, Timothy Cronin of Ridgewood, NJ and his wife Mary Lanni, Dennis Cronin of Omaha, NE and his wife Laurie Cronin, and Gerard Cronin of Bloomingdale, NJ and his wife Wendy Cronin. Loving sister of Betty Kaiser of Cincinnati, OH, and Thomas Heffernan of Ridgefield, NJ. Cherished grandmother of Bridget, Cara, Alicia, Patrick, Daniel and Caitlyn Cronin. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her three sisters, Rita Heffernan, Margaret Barrett and Virginia Hunt. Visiting will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ (201)945-5032. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Friday at 9:30AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Cecilia RC Church, 55 West Demarest Ave., Englewood, NJ on Friday at 10:30AM. Interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, 10 Serpentine Rd., Tenafly. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Pellino, Frank, age 94, of Ridgefield, NJ, passed peacefully at home with his family on May 31, 2014. He was born on May 30, 1920 and spent his early years in Greenwich Village, NYC. He served in the Air Force in WWII, stationed on the Aleutian Island chain in Alaska. He married Anne on September 12, 1948, and the young couple first settled in Queens, NY. In 1954 they moved to Ridgefield, where they raised their three children and where he resided his entire life. Frank was a member of the American Legion Post 221, the Ridgefield Senior Citizens, and the Ridgefield Democratic Club, and served proudly for many years on the Ridgefield Library Board. He was also a parishioner of Saint Matthew’s Church. He was a tool and die maker by trade, operating his own business in later years. He enjoyed being with his family and spending his winter months in Florida, especially when visited by his children and grandchildren. Predeceased by his father Frank, mother Virginia, brother Joseph, and sister Marion. He is survived by his beloved wife Anne, son Steve, former daughter in law Lori, son Chris, and wife Susan and daughter Lori and husband Fred, and grandchildren Frank, Katrina, Christine and Stephanie. Visitation will be Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday at 9 AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s RC Church at 10:00 AM, followed by the Interment at English Neighborhood Reformed Cemetery, 1040 Edgewater Ave., Ridgefield. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
King, Rosa, 89, of Ridgefield, NJ, died on May 22, 2014. Visiting Tuesday 4-8 PM Blackley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10:15 AM St. Matthews RC Church, 555 Prospect Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ to Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Tagliareni, Samuel L. (aka Sam Reni) , 71, was born 1/3/43 in Jersey City NJ and passed away 4/19/14 at Audie Murphy VA Hosp. San Antonio, TX. Cremation was held privately in San Antonio, TX on May 2, 2014. He had lived in Englewood, NJ for over 40 yrs. Predeceased by his father and mother: Francis “Frank” and Irene (Juliano) Tagliareni, aunts: Christine (Juliano) Marsano, Phyllis (Juliano) Ortense, uncle: Nicholas Juliano, cousin: Nicholas (Measles) Juliano and nephew: Joseph F. Tagliareni Jr. He is survived by his brother & sister in law Joseph F. & Pamela (Gorman) Tagliareni Sr, niece in law Julie (Meyer) Tagliareni, grandnephew Joseph V. Tagliareni, cousins John Marsano & family, Theresa Marsano, the Juliano, Papiccio & Ortense families, niece Gina Curko & family, numerous cousins, friends and their families. A Mass will be held at St. Cecilia Parish, 55 W. Demarest Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM. Immediately following the Mass, all are invited to a “Tribute of Sam’s Life” at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ from 11AM to 1PM. Anyone wishing to say a prayer or story in remembrance of Sam are invited to do so. Absolutely no flowers, fruitbaskets or Mass cards please. Donations to the DAV, VFW, USO or Wounded Warriors Project would be greatly appreciated. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Ferrara, Rose, in her 100th year, died on May 8, 2014 at home in Englewood Cliffs, NJ surrounded by her family. Visiting will be held on Monday from 4 to 8PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave. (For GPS: 835 Broad Ave.), Ridgefield, NJ 201-945-5032. Family and friends are invited to gather at Blackley Funeral Home on Tuesday at 9:15 AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew's RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield, NJ on Tuesday at 10:15 AM. Entombment to follow at Madonna Mausoleum, Fort Lee, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Lauria, Joseph, age 91, died peacefully. Beloved husband of Antoinette, loving father of Thomas and Frank (wife Joyce), and grandfather of Mitchell and Jonathaun. He served in the US Army during World War II, the Battle of the Bulge, and D-Day landing in Normandy. Visitation will be Saturday from 3-7 PM at Blackley Funeral Home in Ridgefield. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday at 9:15AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s Church, Ridgefield on Monday at 10:15 AM. Entombment to follow at Fairview Mausoleum. For directions or to send condolences, please go to blackleyfuneral.com.
Flaig, Mary A., 84, of Cliffside Park, died April 12, 2014. Vistation Wednesday from 9 AM to 12 Noon at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032 with Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12:30 PM at St. Matthew's RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield, NJ. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Bruker, Donald Herbert, 83, of Ridgefield, NJ, died March 16, 2014. No visitation. Burial on Wednesday 1PM Ridgefield Cemetery. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Groh, Roger E., 54, of Palisades Park, died March 2, 2014. Private Cremation. Memorial Mass Saturday 12 Noon St. Michael’s Church, Palisades Park. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Roumas, James C., 88, of Ridgefield, NJ, died peacefully on February 19, 2014. Jim was born in Salem, Massachusetts, son of Charles and Catherine Roumas, was raised in Beverly, Massachusetts, and became a resident of Ridgefield, NJ for the past 60 years. As a proud WWII veteran, Jim served in the US Navy as an interpreter and pharmacist’s mate in Europe. He married his wife Angela in 1957 and they recently celebrated their 56th anniversary. Jim was predeceased by his two sisters, Lillian Danforth and Beatrice Domick. He is survived by his wife, his two sons, Charles and John, and two grandchildren Tyler and Jessica. A highly educated professional, Jim earned three degrees, a BS in Chemistry from Tufts University, an MS in Public Health from University of Tennessee, and MS in Hygiene from Harvard University. He served in many government positions including OSHA and the State of NJ. His most recent job was Director of Health & Safety for Unilever Corporation. He also served his local community as Health Officer, and as an active member of the VFW and the American Legion. Visiting will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. The funeral and burial will be held in Beverly, Massachusetts. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Kraus, James (Jim), longtime resident of Ridgefield, died on February 16th, 2014 at the age of 88. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Helen (Masloff) and is survived by sons James (Sue), Edward (Laurie) and George, and grandchildren Peter, Margery, Connor, Lindsey and Jake, and great grandchildren Mason and Logan. Jim served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and worked at Lowe Paper. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, a longtime leader of Boy Scout Troop #79 and a member of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Captain. Jim will be remembered for his generosity and keen sense of humor. Visiting will be held on Friday from 1 PM to 4PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ (201)945-5032 with a funeral service on Friday at 3:30 PM. Burial will be private at Ridgefield Cemetery. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Fairclough, Cecelia (nee Pistilli), passed away on February 7, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband and the love of her life, Jack Fairclough. She is the proud mother of Elizabeth Fairclough and Allisandra Smith; mother-in-law of Michael Smith. She is the elated grandmother of William Smith and Adam Smith. She is the sister of Regina Egger; and Eugene, Anthony and Frank Pistilli. Sister-in-law of Peter Tedesco. Aunt of Regina and husband John Mangan; Joseph and wife Eva Egger; and Arianna, Tiolina, Saad and Eugene Pistilli. Grand Aunt of Lawrence, Aidan and John Mangan. She enjoyed great food, great music and loving the people close to her. This paragraph cannot begin to express how deeply she cared and how much love she had for others, nor can it represent how much she was loved and how genuinely she will be missed. She was 71 years old and lived in Lakewood. She formerly lived in Ridgefield, Fairview and Cliffside Park. The wake will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:15 am at St. Matthews Church, 555 Prospect Ave, Ridgefield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please treat yourself to a yummy lobster dinner or donate to your favorite charity…Cecelia would have been thrilled with either of those choices. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
LaCandia, Leana, 95, of Ridgefield, died February 5. Visiting Friday 9am-12 noon Blackley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Friday 12:15 PM St. Matthew’s to Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Flaherty, Richard E., 74, of Palisades Park, NJ, died February 5, 2014. Devoted husband of Bente (nee Lundberg) Flaherty. Beloved son of Irene Flaherty and the late Edward Flaherty. Loving father of John Flaherty. Dear brother of Madeleine Flaherty, and Terence Flaherty and his wife Denise. Treasured uncle of Scott, Sharon and Kevin. Visiting will be held on Saturday from 4 to 8PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Cremation will be private. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Holm, Lucia (nee Vittozzi), born in Naples, Italy on September 15, 1927, died on February 4, 2014. Devoted wife of the late Stanley G. Holm who died in 1997. Beloved mother of Anthony Holm of Middletown, NJ and his wife Diane, Anna Maria Messina of Ischia/Naples, Italy and her husband Pietro, and Linda Nobile of Ridgefield, NJ and her husband Ricky. Cherished grandmother of Bartolo, Luciano, Pamela and Michael Messina, Anthony and Mary Lucia Holm, and Felicia Cammarano Leon. Treasured great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Gaetano and Carmine Vittozzi, by her sisters Clorinda Vuolo, Antonietta Wildey and Elena Hills, and also by her sister-in-law Shirley Ahlm. Lucia came to the United States as a war bride in 1946, and she lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to Weehawken, NJ in the 1950’s. She was a devoted homemaker for her family whose needs always came first, and she was friend to all, especially those in need. Cremation was private. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 7 to 9PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 9AM to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday at 10AM at St. Matthew’s RC Church, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield. Inurnment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery Mausoleum, 900 Holmdel Rd, Holmdel, NJ. Donations in Luica’s memory to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation will be greatly appreciated. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Heffler, Clifford J., 62, of Palisades Park, NJ, born June 21, 1951, died February 2, 2014. Devoted husband of Frances Heffler (nee Newell). Beloved son of the late Stephen and Eleanor (nee Wilton) Heffler. Loving brother of Stephen & Frances Heffler and the late Robert Heffler. Dear uncle of Linda Heffler. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Clifford was a member of Roofer Local 10, Haledon, NJ for forty-two years. Visiting will be held at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM with a funeral service on Friday at 8PM. Cremation will be private. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Mader, Allan Edward, of Ridgefield, NJ, at the age of 59. Beloved brother of Michael J. Mader and his wife Cynthia, and Lynda Wolf and her husband Steve. Loving uncle of Michael Allan Mader and his wife Andrea, Brian Mader and his wife Jessica, Brandon Mader and his wife Lindsey, Ryan Bertone, Rachel Wolf, Rebecca Wolf-Nasse and her husband Henry Nasse, Grace Wolf-Kenny and her husband James Patrick Kenny. Loving great-uncle of Addison, Reagan, Braelyn and Brynlee. Cherished Godson and nephew of Lorna Ryan. Dear cousin of Patti Andersen, Kelly Ryan, Terri Jean Bahr, and Beth Elizabeth Townes. Allan was an electrician for the Motion Picture Industry/Local 52, New York City. During his many years in the New York City Motion Picture Industry, he worked on movies such as Goodfellas, The Bronx Is Burning, Working Girl, BIG, Mickey Blue Eyes, and The First Wives Club as well as TV Series like Law and Order Special Victim's Unit (for more than 10 years), Elementary, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, and The Gifted Man. He also worked on productions of 60 Minutes, 20/20, and a whole raft of other shows that we all know and love, as well as many national commercials. Allan was the leading scorer on the Bergen Community College Basketball Team (1974-75), a winning Golden Gloves Boxer, a passionate NY Rangers fan, and he was a Certified Coach with the National USA Hockey Association who played with Joey Mullen (NHL star) during their youth hockey seasons. Memorial visitation will be held at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM, and then again on Saturday from 2-4 PM. A Sharing Of Memories, celebrating Allan's life, will take place on Friday at 8PM at the funeral home. Cremation was private. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Grosso, Evelyn Elsie (nee Palla), 95, of River Edge, NJ, formerly of Ridgefield,NJ, born in West New York, NJ, died December 12, 2013. Evelyn was a housewife. Cremation was private. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Roque, Ramon R., Age 75, of Hillsdale, NJ, formerly of North Bergen, NJ, born in Havana, Cuba, entered into eternal rest on December 10, 2013. Devoted husband of Elba Roque. Beloved father of Elba Metrion of Hillsdale, NJ and her husband David, and Jacqueline Roque-Ghisalberti of Ridgefield, NJ and her husband Luciano. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Giancarlo, Pierangelo and Julie. Visiting be held on Friday 5-9PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Family and friends may gather on Saturday at 8AM at the funeral home to attend the Funeral Mass on Saturday at 9:30AM at St. John The Baptist RC Church, 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale, NJ. Private Cremation will follow. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Graziano, Michael, age 90, of Warminster, PA entered into eternal rest on December 8, 2013. Born in North Bergen, NJ, on May 8, 1923, he was a resident of Warminster, PA for the last 9 years. Prior to that, he lived in Henderson, NV, River Vale, NJ, and Palisades Park, NJ. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary G. Graziano (Callaghan) in 1971. Michael was a WWII veteran where he was a military guard and worked in aircraft maintenance as a lead mechanic for United Airlines for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1987. After retiring, he moved to Henderson, NV where he spent the next 14 years until moving to Warminster, PA in 2004. He loved to work on home projects, play golf, collect coins, and watch sports, especially baseball. His favorite team was the New York Yankees. Michael is survived by sons Michael J. Graziano from Pennington, NJ and Robert F. Graziano from Newport Richey, FL. Both of his children were raised in Palisades Park. In addition to his sons, he is survived by his daughter-in-law Deborah (Michael) and grandchildren Michael (Cal), Andrew and Claire, and daughter-in-law Dawn (Robert) and grandchildren Danea, Kylie, and Devon. He loved all of his family very much. He was also preceded in death by his parents Sam and Theresa Graziano, his brothers Anthony (Tom), Frank, Vincent (James), Daniel, and Joseph, and his sister Minnie LaManna. Visiting at Blackley Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Friday at 9 AM to attend the funeral service to be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 313 Woodland Place, Leonia on Friday at 10 AM. Burial to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Ann’s Choice Philanthropy Fund, 20000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974.
Shiel, Joseph J.,of Ridgefield, NJ, formerly of Jersey City, NJ, entered into eternal rest on December 8, 2013 at the age of 88. Devoted husband of the late Pearl Shiel who died in 1997. Beloved father of Ann Marie Povinelli of Ridgefield, NJ and her husband Matthew, and Dennis J. Shiel of Wyckoff, NJ and his wife Diana. Cherished grandfather of Amanda Povinelli of Lake Hiawatha, NJ, Blair Shiel of Manhattan, NY, and Christopher Shiel of Manhattan, NY and his wife Kathryn Cellino-Shiel. Loving brother of Mary Tonachio and the late William Shiel. Joseph served in WWll in the Navy stationed in the South Pacific. He began his career pouring metal in a foundry and progressed to senior management. Before retirement, Joseph had been President of Marketing and Sales for Howmet Corp. in Connecticut. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew’s RC Church, a member the Seniors, and a member of the VFW, all of Ridgefield. Throughout his life Joseph had been active in civic affairs, politics and volunteerism. Visiting will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201)945-5032. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:15 AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthews RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield on Thursday at 10:15 AM. Interment to follow at Ridgefield Cemetery, Ridgefield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Zriny, Jane M. (nee Fidorczuk), of Palisades Park, NJ, entered into eternal rest on December 6, 2013 at the age of 92. Devoted wife of the late Paul Zriny who died in 1983. Beloved mother of Suellen and her husband Edward, Paul, and Laura. Cherished grandmother of Andrew, Lori and Michele. Treasured great-grandmother of 5. There will be a private gathering at Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Palisades Park on Wednesday at 10AM. Interment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Corbiscello, Louise C., of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on December 3, 2013 at the age of 85. Devoted wife of the late Nicholas S. Corbiscello who died in 2001. Beloved mother of Nicholas L. Corbiscello of Westwood, NJ and his wife Christina. Cherished grandmother of Nicholas C. Corbiscello of Westwood. Prior to her retirement in 1990, Louise had been a legal secretary. Family and friends will gather on Friday for a 10:15 AM Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield, NJ has been entrusted with her arrangements. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Capwell, Paulette, “Chickie”, 80, of Port Orange, Florida, formerly of Ridgefield, NJ, passed away peacefully on November, 30, 2013 after a brief and valiant battle with brain cancer. Though her bright eyes and smile have faded away, the memory of her passion and compassion will endure forever in the hearts of those who knew her. She spent much of her time and energies giving to others as a painting teacher and active member of the Seaside Decorative Painting Society, turning her home into a teaching studio several days a week, as well as a hospice volunteer. Her “students” came not just for the instruction but for the casual and caring support they gave and received and, of course, the cookies and refreshments. She possessed a gift of providing simple, encouraging instruction that allowed others to truly experience the joy of painting and accomplishment that seemed to come so easy to her. Throughout her life she never complained about health or misfortune and this was never more evident than during her illness. Her concerns always seemed to center on her friends and family and considered herself to be very fortunate for all her adventures, experiences and friendships. Paulette is pre-deceased by her husband of 53 years, Andrew and her brother, Gary Bobcik. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Wayne (Cheryl) Capwell, Kevin (Patty) Capwell; grandchildren Adam, Brandon, Brittany, Daniel and Michael Capwell, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 322129. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 1PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ (201)945-5032. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Furchak, Joseph A., of Denville, NJ, formerly of Palisades Park, born in Canonsburg, PA, entered into eternal rest on November 28, 2013 at the age of 95. Born on August 15, 1918, he graduated from high school in 1937, took the civil service exam in 1938, and worked four years as a county clerk until his enlistment in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and was called to active duty on July 22, 1942. He was designated as a Marine in the Seabees for three years. He served in New Guinea, south and middle New Caledonia, Australia, and Okinawa. He returned from his years of service to his country, worked for General Electric in Erie, PA, and then was accepted at the University of Missouri to study in the linotype school. He was then recruited to work at the weekly newspaper in Aledo and Kewanee, Illinois, and then returned to work at the Daily News in Erie, PA. He migrated to warmer weather to work for the West Palm Beach, Florida newspaper. He returned to the northeast where he worked for the New York Times for twenty years. In 1964, he met a waitress, Frances Vasile, whom he dated for two years and married in 1964. After 17 years of marriage, Frances died and he lived for the past 30 years with his beloved dogs and his good neighbors in New Jersey. Joe was a beloved role model for all nieces and nephews as a very obedient and devout Roman Catholic. He possessed an enduring spirituality and love of nature , flowers and his animals, especially his dogs Twinkle and Tootsie. His interest in his family, especially his wife Fran was enduring. Although he was the youngest, he lived the longest. Although short in stature, he was always long on the love of all who knew him. Visiting will be held on Monday from 3 to 7 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:15 AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield on Tuesday at 10:15 AM. Burial will follow at Ridgefield Cemetery, Ridgefield. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Route 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936 or to Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16501. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Lustmann, John E. “Jack”, of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on November 28, 2013 at the age of 88. He was born of Henry Lustmann and Ellen (nee Hayes). He is survived by his devoted wife of 26 years Joan A. Lustmann, his daughter Dolores (Lori), his sister Patricia Forte of Little Ferry, four step children Michael Peletier and his wife Jean of North Brunswick; Daniel Peletier and his wife Mary of South Brunswick; Kathy Hickey and her husband John of Edison, and Margaret Peletier of Mount Arlington, six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Henry, Alan and his sister Ann. Jack was a Navy Veteran who served in World War II on the USS Pittsburgh, he performed in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, and was a member of the American Legion 221 and VFW, both of Ridgefield. He was a previous president and vice-president of the Seniors of Ridgefield, and an editor of their newsletter. He served as Councilman in the 60’s in Ridgefield, and was past president of the Bergen County Republican Association. Before retirement, he was a cost accountant for Bendix Corp., Teterboro. Visiting at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield (201) 945-5032 on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM and also on Sunday from 3 to 7 PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday at 9:15 AM to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthews RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield, NJ on Monday at 10:15 AM. Interment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Billet, Inez Katherine, 90, of Valley Cottage, NY, died November 23rd. Gathering Blackley FH, Ridgefield Monday 12:15 PM to Garden of Memories, Township of Washington. www.blackleyfuneral.com
Wohld, Marret, (nee Hinrichsen) resident of Ridgefield, NJ, for 52 years, entered into eternal rest on November 12, 2013 at the age of 90. Devoted wife of Werner Wohld. Beloved mother of Inge Lena Zachman and her husband William, Margret Arfsten and her husband Christfried, Jan Wohld and his wife Theresa. Cherished grandmother of Lisa, Peter, Charles, Christian, Erik, Marret, and Sarah. She was predeceased by two grandchildren Geralynn and Christine. Treasured great-grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren. Marret will be remembered for her love of her family. She was a member of Fohrer and Amrumer K.U. Verein. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Marret’s honor to the Fritz Reuter Lifecare Retirement Community in North Bergen, NJ. Visiting at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield on Sunday from 2pm – 5pm, 7pm – 9pm. Gathering on Monday 10am for interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Song,Joseph Minjae, Age 22, of Budd Lake, NJ, died on November 2, 2013. Viewing Service Wednesday 7PM at Central Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ. Funeral Thursday 10:30AM He was a graduate of Watchung Hills High School, Class of 2009. He was a computer programmer for the Dept. of Defense - Picatinny Arsenal in NJ. Central Funeral Home, Ridgefield, NJ. www.centralfuneral.com
Bobcik, Gary P., 74, of Port Orange, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Gary was a truly gifted artist who brought life to canvas with oils and watercolors but his heart's desire was in sculpting. His graceful hands could mold clay into amazing works of art. He was a tireless caregiver providing comfort and support first to his mother and then to his sister. A person who was generous with his time and effort, Gary provided an artistic flourish to events and ceremonies for everyone who asked for his help. He was a gentle soul who never truly embraced or understood technology and still wrote and mailed letters to friends and family all over the world. He had a dedicated following of amateur painters as well as volunteering his time to Hospice, teaching art classes for troubled boys, and reading to children at the local library. He was also a member of the local Society of Decorative Painters. Left to cherish his memory is his sister Paulette Capwell, nephews Wayne and Kevin Capwell, four great nephews and one great niece, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on this Sunday at 12:30 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Shashoian, Andrew W., 98, of Fairview, died October 25, 2013. Private Cremation. Burial Friday 9:30 AM Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.blackleyfuneralhome.com.
De Sena, Dennis “Whitey”, Age 65, longtime resident of Ridgefield, NJ, died on October 23, 2013. Beloved brother of Barbara Mosher of Ridgefield, the late Robert “Butch” De Sena, and Danny De Sena of New Milford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dennis worked for 25 years for Great Bear Spring Water, Teterboro, NJ, and he was a member of Teamster Local 617. Cremation was private. Burial of his cremains to be held at a later date at Ridgefield Cemetery, Ridgefield, NJ. Arrangements were entrusted to Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the English Reformed Church, Ridgefield, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Naim Nezaj, 42, of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, died October 25, 2013. Visitation Saturday 4–10PM at Blackley Funeral Home, Ridgefield, NJ. Family and friends will gather on Sunday at 8:30AM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield for the Funeral to be held there on Sunday at 10AM. Burial to follow on Sunday 11:30 AM at Laurel Grove Cemetery, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa NJ 07512
Shashoian, Andrew W., 98, of Fairview, died October 25, 2013. Private Cremation. Burial Friday 9:30 AM Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. Jurasin, Anne Marie Theresa (nee Kuzmonich), of Guttenberg, NJ, formerly of Ridgefield, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She was born on July 21, 1923 in Camden, NJ. Anne Marie was surrounded by her loving daughter and four sons. She is survived by her loving family, Robert Peter and wife, Bernice Jurasin and grandchildren, Andrew John Jurasin and (wife Rebecca) and Peter William Jurasin. Richard John Jurasin and fiancé Barbara Ina Rosen and grandson, Ryan Richard Jurasin. John Martin Jurasin and fiancé Tracie Hamlin Alch and his family John Martin Jurasin II son of Jerrilynn Rozas Jurasin, Blake Edward Jurasin and Angelle Marie Jurasin, son and daughter of Gayle Merritt Jurasin. Marianne Valerie Jurasin-Poer and grandchildren Donald William “Billy” Poer and Annabelle Valerie Poer, James and Laura Jurasin and grandchildren Kyle James Jurasin, Brandon Dean Jurasin. Anne Marie diligently and lovingly raised her family in Ridgefield, NJ contributed to the community by participating at the VFW as Treasurer for two years, and was a parishioner of St. Matthews Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032. Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Thursday at 9 AM to attend the funeral service there on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Wallovits, Jaroslav (“Jerry” or “Wally” as his friends/relatives called him), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The celebration to honor Jerry’s life will take place with visitation on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield from 9AM to 11AM with the funeral service at 10:30AM, followed by the interment at Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, NJ. Jerry was born on April 2, 1940 in New York City, the only child of Stefan and Elizabeth Wallovits. At a very young age, Jerry and his parents moved to Ridgefield, NJ where he lived for almost his entire life. Jerry graduated from St. Johns University College of Pharmacy. Upon his graduation, he earned his licensure as a New Jersey Registered Pharmacist. Drafted into the United States Army in 1963, Jerry served his country as a hospital pharmacist until 1965. After his honorable discharge from his tour of service, Jerry worked in retail pharmacy. Then, in February of 1966 Jerry joined Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, presently known as Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he rose in ranks to the position of Manager of Packaging in which he remained until his retirement in 1995. Residing in both Ridgefield, NJ and Austin, Texas during his retirement years, Jerry enjoyed much of his time playing golf, attending Temple University football and basketball games, hanging with friends and family, and traveling to Europe especially to visit relatives in his parents’ home country of Slovakia, formerly known as Czechoslovakia. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Jerry’s honor to the Dialysis Center at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Moesch, Nelly E., 85, of Ridgefield, NJ, died October 4, 2013. Cremation will be private. Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield entrusted with arrangements. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Fedenczak, Mary, of Palisades Park, formerly of Manhattan, NY, entered into eternal life on October 1, 2013 at the age of 86. Born in Barwinek, Poland, she survived World War II and came to the United States in 1965 where she was a maintenance worker in commercial buildings and a very dedicated Mom. Devoted wife of the late Frank Fedenczak who died in 1991. Beloved mother of Teresa Fedenczak-Bober of Palisades Park and her husband Jan Bober, and Jan Fedenczak of Palisades Park and his wife Joanna. Dear sister of Paraska Yapchanka, the late Anna, and late Dymitir. Cherished grandmother of Dymitr, Wojtek, Greg, Alexa, and Jenna. Treasured great-grandmother of Ania, Wojtek, Martin and Nina. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visiting will be held at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032 on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 8:30 AM to attend the funeral mass at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ. Interment to follow at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery, Jackson, NJ.
Pfaff, Patricia, 54, of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Patty was surrounded with love from family and dear friends who comforted her in her final days spent at Villa Marie Claire. Born Patricia Schroeck and raised in Cliffside Park, in September 1989 she married Harry Pfaff of Ridgefield. After residing in various communities, they moved to Ridgefield in 1997 to start their family. She gave birth to Madeline Anne Pfaff in April 1998 and to Katie Eileen Pfaff in December 1999. A proud and loving mother, Patty adored her children and devoted herself to them. As she dedicated herself to provide the best for her girls, she embraced the community of Ridgefield and brought love and passion to her many volunteer activities. Patty supported our schools, serving as VP of Slocum-Skewes PTA and VP of the Ridgefield Music Parents Organization. She was best known for and most proud of her 10 years as leader of the Ridgefield Girl Scouts and two troops. She believed girl scouting was essential for guiding young girls so they could build character, learn values and serve the community as part of growing into strong young women and future leaders. She led over 15 girls to earn their Bronze Awards, including Katie, and one Silver Award earned by Madeline. Patty’s love for nature also benefitted Ridgefield as she has worked to protect open space, support the Nature Center and Community Garden, and teach children about their environment. She was appointed to the Ridgefield Environmental Commission, and was serving her fifth year. Patty was recognized for her community work in 2010 when Mayor Anthony Suarez nominated her as Ridgefield’s Volunteer of the Year and she was honored with other volunteers at a ceremony led by Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney. A 1979 graduate of Bergen Community College, Patty built a career in the medical field. She worked for 10 years in the medical department at the Port Authority of NY and NJ and for 20 years as a medical assistant and office manager for several doctors. A year ago she started working at Fuda Tile in Ridgefield, which allowed her to be close to home to support her community activities. Much of her life was spent bringing fun, laughter, joy and happiness to her family and many friends, and always working to make things better. She loved music, art, food, cooking, hosting parties, travelling, nature, birding, the beach and skiing, things she always shared with her friends. She also loved her faith and the quaint community church of St. James Episcopal. Patty was devoted to her entire family. She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Harry Pfaff, and daughters Madeline, 15, and Katie, 13; her mother Eileen Schroeck and younger sister Nancy Schroeck, nephew Tanner Connors, and mother-in-law Lucie Pfaff, all of Cliffside Park. She was pre-deceased by her father James Schroeck Sr. and younger brother James Schroeck Jr. Family and friends are invited to attend memorial services in Patty’s honor at Blackley Funeral Home at 809 Broad Ave. in Ridgefield. A wake will take place Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5-9 p.m. followed by her funeral Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 9 a.m. at Blackley Funeral Home, followed by a service at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church on Abbott Avenue in Ridgefield. Donations in Patty’s honor should be made to the Ridgefield Music Parents Organization, 555Chestnut St, Ridgefield, NJ 07657, attention Laura D’Amico. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
La Porta, Esther M., of Fort Lee, NJ, formerly of Palisades Park, NJ, entered into eternal rest on August 14, 2013 at the age of 97. Beloved sister of Carmelita Venezia. Predeceased by her sisters and brothers, Josephine Geraci, Marie Lobin, John La Porta Sr., Anthony La Porta and William La Porta. Loving aunt of Frances Gaski, Rosemarie Nocerino and her husband Vincent, Victor La Porta and his wife Ginny, and also the late John La Porta Jr., and his wife Judy. Also survived by several great-nieces and great-nephews. Esther had been a bookkeeper for the Bergen County Park Commission, Paramus, NJ. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Michael RC Church, Palisades Park, NJ. Family and friends are invited to gather Friday at 9AM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Michael RC Church, 19 East Central Boulevard, Palisades Park on Friday at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Esther’s memory to St. Michael’s Church, Palisades Park. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Thompson, Louis J., of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on August 13, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved brother of Wayne Thompson of Teaneck, NJ. Loving uncle of William, Wade and Wendy. Dear cousin of Barbara Hora. Dear nephew of Carol Bonin. Louis was an electrician for his father’s business, JC Thompson Electrical Contractor, Ridgefield. Visiting at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield (201) 945-5032 on Friday from 6 to 8 PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 AM to attend the funeral service there on Saturday at 11 AM. Interment to follow at English Neighborhood Reformed Cemetery, Ridgefield. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Allgeier, Eda (nee Formilan), age 85, passed away in her home in Ridgefield, NJ on July 22, 2013. Devoted wife of the late Raymond who died in 2011. Beloved mother of Diana Shiel and her husband Dennis, Raymond Allgeier and his wife Debra, and Eda who died in 1967. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Shiel and his wife Katherine, and Blair Shiel. Sisters and brother-in-law Anna, Joan, Eleanor, and George, and many nieces and nephews also survive Eda. Eda graduated with honors from Weehawken High School. Eda had a successful 20+ year professional career at National Office Supply Company in South Hackensack, NJ, where she retired as Credit Manager. Eda was active in the Ridgefield community as a dedicated volunteer in the library and member of AARP and the Seniors of Ridgefield. She was also a Red Cross certified osteoporosis exercise instructor and peer leader of Project Healthy Bones. Eda was an avid gardener who took special pride in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was also a voracious reader, baker and world traveler. Family and friends will warmly remember Eda for her intelligence, kindness, generosity, gentle demeanor, and for being the perfect mother and grandmother. Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Visitation at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield (201) 945-5032 on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Friday at 10 AM to attend the funeral service there on Friday at 11AM. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Costantino,David Gene , 50, died on July 15, 2013 in California. He was a resident of Ridgefield, New Jersey, and Sun Valley, California. A graduate of Ridgefield Memorial High School and St. Peter's College, David taught mathematics at Cliffside Park High School and Mirman School in Los Angeles. David is survived by his daughter, Katy Jean, of Monrovia, California; his mother, Joan Costantino, of Ridgefield; his father, Gene Costantino, of Fairview; his sister, Susan McCorkindale, of Broad Run, Virginia; and his brothers, Nicholas, of Ridgefield, and Daniel (Dawn), of Wyckoff. He is also survived by six nieces and nephews. David's family will receive friends at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, on Friday, July 26h from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A funeral mass for David will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 27th at St. Matthew's Church, 555 Prospect Avenue, Ridgefield. Contributions in memory of David to St. John's Feed the Hungry (P.O. Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102) would be much appreciated. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Dietz, Madeline Marie (nee Schuber) of Ridgefield, NJ, died peacefully July 21st, 2013 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Edgewater, NJ. She was 98. Madeline was born in 1914 in the Bronx, New York City to Madeline and Fred Schuber and her family moved to Bogota, New Jersey when she was seven. She attended Bogota schools and graduated from Bogota High School. She then worked for 8 years as a bookkeeper for New York Life in New York City. After her marriage, she resided in Ridgefield. Although she had interests and friends, and over the years was active in women's and church groups, her main concern and happiness in life was always her family. She was predeceased by her husband Walter M. Dietz, of 44 years, in 1983. She was also predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Albie Schuber. She is survived by her children, Evelyn Dietz Ponall and son-in-law Charles Ponall, Walter F. Dietz, and Fred G. Dietz and daughter-in-law Maria C. Dietz; eight grandchildren: Madeline Marcotte, Jess Marcotte, Walter Dietz Jr., JoAnne Dietz, Denise Torres, Christine Schenkerberg, Michael Dietz, and Michelle Dietz; and nine great-grandchildren. She was a long time member of the English Neighborhood Reformed Church in Ridgefield. Her summer vacations, both before and after her marriage, were often spent with her family at Lake Shehawken, PA. Visiting will be held at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032 on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Friday at 9 AM to attend the funeral service there at 10 AM. Burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Donations in memory of Madeline may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
O’Sullivan, Thomas F., of Edgewater, NJ, formerly of Guttenberg, NJ and North Bergen, NJ. He was born in Cork City, Ireland, came to the United States in 1952, and entered into eternal rest on July 14, 2013 at the age of 88. Devoted husband of Bridget (nee O’Mahoney) O’Sullivan who died in 1990. Beloved father of Thomas M. O’Sullivan of Bogota, NJ, the late Mary O’Sullivan, and the late Eileen O’Sullivan. Cherished grandfather of seven. Treasured great-grandfather of three. Thomas had been a civil engineer for Gandhi Engineering, New York City. Visiting at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (201) 945-5032 on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM concluding with a funeral service there at 7:30 PM. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Thomas to: Shriners Hospital For Children, 3551 N Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19140. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Carlucci, Thomas Sr., on July 2, 2013, died in his home in Ridgefield, NJ. “Tom Terrific”, as he was known professionally, ran Tom’s Luncheonette, Manhattan, NY for 29 years and continued as a professional chef into his 80’s. He loved his work and he loved his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Teresa (nee Sciacovelli). He was the beloved father of Michael, Tommy and his wife Donna, Carol Ann and her husband Nilo, and Christina and her husband Jim. He was the cherished grandfather of Christina, Joshua, Matthew, Benjamin, Emily and Samuel. He is survived by his sister Linda, and also by many devoted nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own. Visiting will be held at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield (201) 945-5032 on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 9AM to attend the funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday at 10AM. Entombment will follow at Garden of Memories, Township of Washington, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, NY, NY 10004. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Skrzyniarz, Eugene (Gene) J., of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on June 22, 2013 at the age of 81. Devoted husband for 59 years of Patricia (nee Smith) Skrzyniarz. Beloved father of Debra Esposito and her husband Michael. Cherished grandfather of Valerie Esposito and Kristy Esposito. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gene was a truck driver for many years for Metropolitan Trucking, North Bergen, and APA Trucking, North Bergen. He also worked for Englewood Cliffs Dept. of Public Works. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew RC Church, Ridgefield. He was a member of the American Legion Roemer Bollerman Post 221. He was also a dedicated Civilian On Patrol (neighborhood watch) assisting the Ridgefield Police. He was a teamster of Local 560. Visiting will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield (201) 945-5032. Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:15 AM to attend the funeral mass at St. Matthew RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield on Thursday at 10:15 AM. Entombment to follow at Madonna Mausoleum, Fort Lee. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Dougherty, Eugene Gregory, of Pompton Plains, formerly of Ridgefield, NJ and Toms River, NJ, entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2013 at the age of 87. Devoted husband of the late Pauline F. (nee Sohl) Dougherty who died in 2009. Beloved father of Paul and his wife Terry, and Robert and his wife, Wendy. Cherished grandfather of Shannon and Jason Fuchs, Shane Dougherty and his wife Marykate, Amanda Dougherty and her fiancé Rich Richter, Matthew Dougherty and his wife Brooke, Luke Dougherty and Bryan Dougherty. Treasured great-grandfather of Jaydin, Kelly, Riley, Bridget and Tabatha. Loving brother of Dolly Heinz. Dear brother-in-law of Mickey Weiss, and Henry Sohl and his wife, Ruth. Eugene worked for many years for the Department of Public Works in the Borough of Ridgefield. He had been a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ridgefield. Visiting at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield (201) 945-5032 on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday at 8:30 AM to attend the funeral service on Monday at 9:30 AM at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Prospect & Slocum Avenues, Ridgefield. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Donations in lieu of flowers in Eugene’s memory may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Osnato, Gustave M., a sixty year resident of Ridgefield, NJ, born in New York City on June 10, 1917, died on June 5, 2013 at the age of 95. Devoted husband of the late Phyllis Osnato (nee Spaventa). Beloved father of Dan Osnato of Bayonne, NJ and his wife Peg, Mike Osnato of Hamburg, NJ and his wife Diane, and Cindy Dudek of Oak Ridge, NJ. Cherished grandfather of Dan Osnato of Bayonne, NJ, Anne Marie Frere of Washington, DC, and Beth Herbert of Bayonne, NJ. Treasured great-grandfather of Lucille Phyllis and Gustave Henry. Gustave served in World War II in the US Army's 2nd Armored "Hell on Wheels" Division in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes, and Central Europe, earning several decorations including the Bronze star. He returned home and had a long career as the proprietor, jeweler and watchmaker at Broad Jewelers in Palisades Park, NJ. He enjoyed traveling in Europe, and had a lifelong love of photography. Visitation will be Monday, June 10, 2013 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield (201) 945-5032. Burial will follow at Ridgefield Cemetery. Please send your condolences by clicking on the "Condolences" link above.
Muller, Rose, of Ridgefield, NJ, entered into eternal rest on June 1, 2013 at the age of 90. Devoted wife of the late Thomas R. Muller who died in 1965. Beloved mother of Thomas R. Muller of Old Tappan, NJ, Steven Muller of Old Tappan, NJ, and the late Charles Muller. Cherished grandmother of Lyndsay R. Muller of Edgewater, NJ and the late Thomas F. Muller. Loving aunt of Toni Plantamura.of Washington Township, NJ and Carla Plantamura of Monroe, NY. Rose grew up in Union City, NJ and graduated from Union Hill High School. She was a loving housewife and mother. She was also the owner of the Dairy Queen, Union City, NJ for many years. Visiting will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave., Ridgefield (201) 945-5032. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 9 AM to attend the funeral mass on Saturday at 10 AM at St. Matthew RC Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield. Interment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee.