2022

WILLIAM P. MERGO, age 90, a 60 year resident of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on June 6, 2022. Beloved Husband of the late Pauline Mergo (nee Kalinyak). William is survived by his son William Mergo,  nieces Cheryl Mergo, Diane Mergo Foreman and her family and Helena Yuhas, his nephew Robert Takacs and his wife Janet and his brother-in-law Rev. Robert Takacs. He is predeceased by his brother Dennis Mergo. 

William was born in Plymouth, Pa. He is a US Army Vet  and a 60 year parishioner of Saint Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Passaic NJ.  He attended Girard College for both grade and high school. He was a graduate of  Wilkes College and received his MBA from Fairleigh  Dickinson University. He spent numerous years as an accountant for Curtis Wright  and later years as an Accounting Manager for Universal MFG Corp. in Paramus, NJ.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Viewing on Friday June 10, 2022  from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Saint Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 200 3rd ST in Passaic at 10AM. Interment in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Saddle Brook NJ.
MARCEL CORVEST, age 90, of Saddle Brook NJ, passed away on June 6, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Corvest. Marcel is survived by his children, Noelle Dentzau and her fiance Henri Wejnert, Annette Hoiem and her husband Richard, and Micheal Corvest and his partner Tracy, his 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and his niece Jeanine Wilson. 
Marcel was born in Brittany, France in 1932 and moved to Lodi, and Wallington before settling in Saddle Brook in 1961. Marcel loved being outside in his garden and going to the park0.
 
Services from Kugler Funeral Home, 311 5th Street, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 4-8 PM. Gathering at the funeral home on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 9am with a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown NJ at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Marcel's name. 

DONALD P. LATRELLA, age 74, of Saddle Brook NJ, passed away on May 25, 2022. Beloved husband of Carol Latrella (nee Phillips). Donald is survived by his brother LD Latrella as well as several nieces and nephews. Donald worked as an Auto Sales Associate for Hertz in Passaic, NJ. 

Services from Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass from St. Philip the Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook NJ,  on Saturday May 28, 2022 at 9:30am. Entombment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus NJ. 

JANET MARY ESSER, July 6, 1963 - May 11, 2022 It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Janet Esser on May 11, 2022, at the age of 58 due to an unfortunate accident which took her home to Heaven. Born in Hackensack, she was a longtime resident of Saddle Brook before moving to Yulee, FL. She was loved and cherished by many people including: her late parents, Sara and Peter R. Esser; her dear sisters Christine Davis (Doug) of Woodcliff Lake and Catherine Kimberly (Travis) of Florida; her brothers, Joseph Esser (Lois) of North Carolina, Paul Esser (Nina) of Saddle Brook, and late Peter R. Esser of Saddle Brook; her loving children Alicia Mantzouranis of North Arlington and Kristie Mantzouranis (fiance Frank Santolla) of Rutherford; her supportive partner Dale Carter; and her adorable kitties Sneakers and Morris. Janet loved being active in her daughters’ upbringing by coaching Softball and leading her Girl Scout troop, especially on camping weekends. She will be remembered for her contagious laughter, incredible sense of humor, and her playful, energetic spirit, which she brought to every relationship. 

Funeral services and visitation will be held at Kugler Funeral Home, 311 N 5th St Saddle Brook, NJ, on Sunday May 15th from 4:00-8:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Philip The Apostle Church, 488 Saddle River Rd. Saddle Brook, NJ, at 9:30 AM Monday May 16th. Interment to immediately follow in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, Janet would have certainly appreciated a donation to Friends of Animals organization.

SUZANNA H. RALICKI, 63, of Saddle Brook passed on April 29, 2022.  Suzanna was born in Paterson and lived in Garfield before moving to Saddle Brook.
Suzanna was a Sales Associate for Macy’s Department Store for 20 years. Suzanna is pre-deceased by her parents, Julius and Sofia Huby of Paterson. She is survived by her husband Thomas Ralicki and her daughter Elaine.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook. Visiting hours on Tuesday May 3rd from 4-8pm. Funeral mass on Wednesday May 4th at 10am at St. Peter & Paul Polish National Church 126 River Drive Passaic (NOTE: All will meet directly at church for 10am mass). Interment in East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton.

MICHAEL N. ENNIS, age 82 of Glen Rock NJ, passed away on April 27, 2022. Beloved husband of Virginia Ennis (nee Lucca). Loving father of Michael, Marc and Dawn Ennis. Dear grandfather of Chloe Ennis.

After his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force he went to work for TWA at JFK Airport and eventually became Director of Operations Control where he received numerous awards for superior service.  He later went to work for American Airlines in the same position in St. Louis, MI.  He has served as Commander of the Glen Rock American Legion Post #145 for many years, and loved every minute of it. Michael loved all animals great or small, loving to photograph eagles while living in St. Louis, but his love and adoration of dogs, especially his own was something that was very evident by anyone who knew him and always held a special place in his heart.

Services from Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 2, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8pm. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 12pm with a gathering at the funeral home at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Judes Children’s Hospital in Michael’s name.

ADOLPH PUCCIO, age 92, of Saddle Brook NJ, passed away on April 27, 2022.

Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Puccio. Adolph is survived by his brother Frank A. Puccio and his wife Ethel, his niece Cheryl Puccio, and nephews Frank T. Puccio, Philip Chifulio and Ronald Chifulio.

Adolph served in the United States Army and was a police officer in the City of Hackensack.

Private services from Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook NJ.

YVETTE HAGGAR, age 79 of Garfield NJ, passed away on April 25, 2022.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald Haggar. Loving mother of Laureen Flecker and her husband Howie, Michele Dendrinos, Darren Teta and James Haggar. Dear grandmother to Chelsea, Alyssa, Darren Jr., Stephen, Howie IV, Jarred, Hailee and Olivia and great-grandmother to Amelia and Violet. Yvette is also survived by her brothers, Victor and Edward Romero.

Services from Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday April 28, 2022 from 4-8pm. A funeral service will be held at St. George Orthodox Church in Little Falls on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10am. Interment to follow in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.

THERESA “Terri” HARRISON (nee Mendoza) of Saddle Brook passed on Friday April 1, 2022. Beloved daughter of the late Aida Harrison (nee Quinones) and late Jerry Betancourt. Adored step-daughter to Lorraine Ortiz, the late Frederick Ortiz, and George Mendoza. Loving mother of Aelicia Biziak, Rachael Lukas and husband Martin, Taylor Harrison and fiancé Rocco Favorito, Anthony Harrison and fiancé Natalie Lardieri. Former wife of 35 years to Anthony Harrison. Cherished Mima to Madelynn Biziak, Brayden Lukas, Mitchell Lukas, Logan Biziak and Rylee Lukas. Terri is also survived by her siblings, George Mendoza, Cathy Rosado, Frank Roura, Maria Mendoza, Ralph Mendoza, Joy Ortiz, Noel Mendoza and Diego Mendoza. Furmama to Raven and Piper. Loving friend to Dave Heideger. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Terri was a member of the Ladies of Saddle Brook VFW Post 3484 Auxiliary. She enjoyed the beach, crocheting and making people smile. She was loved by all that knew her and will be sorely missed.

Services for Terri are at Kugler Funeral Home 311 5th St. Saddle Brook. Visiting hours on Monday April 4th from 4 to 7 pm. A celebration of her life will be on Tuesday April 5th at 12pm at VFW Post 3484 located at 44 Market St. Saddle Brook.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Terri’s memory be made to Angels for Animals Network PO Box 322 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010.

JOAN T. LANDOLFI (nee Christman), age 91, of Saddle Brook passed on March 25, 2022. Joan was born in Manhattan, NY and lived in Saddle Brook for the last 55 years. She worked as a homemaker. She was a volunteer for Birth Right of Maywood, NJ as well as Newbridge Medical Center in Paramus, and a member of the Rosary Alter Society of Saint Philip's Church in Saddle Brook.

Joan is predeceased by her beloved husband Lucien C. Landolfi. She is survived by her five children, Theresa Landolfi and her husband Charles McKibben, Michael Landolfi and his wife Rhonda, Patricia Cavalli and her husband Daniel, Vincent Landolfi and his wife Victoria, and Jeannie DeMonte and her husband Arthur. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and his fiancé Carly, Christopher and his wife Kristina, and Alyssa Landolfi, brothers James Christman, Thomas Christman, and Donald Christman and sister Kathy Salzano. She is predeceased by brothers Ralph Christman, Richard Christman and Andrew Christman.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth St., Saddle Brook. Visiting hours on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 4-8pm. Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church, Saddle Brook on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 9:30 am. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, NY. 

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Birth Right of Maywood, NJ or Saint Philip the Apostle Church of Saddle Brook, NJ.

MARIE HOFSESS, 84, of Saddle Brook passed away peacefully at her home on March 16, 2022. Cherished wife of 65 years to the late Robert Hofsess. Loving mother to Susan and the late Deborah. Treasured grandmother to Michael, Victoria, Vincent, Jillian, and Matthew and sister to Virginia Lindhal. There was never a stray cat unfed when Marie was around. She will be missed.

Graveside services were held on March 23, 2022 at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ.

FRANK C. WINBURY, 72, of Saddle Brook passed on March 18, 2022.  Frank was born in Bronx, NY and lived in Saddle Brook for the past 40 years.  Frank was a Elevator Maintenance and Repairman for International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), Local 1.  Frank is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Joyce Winbury, and his beloved wife, Christine Winbury.  Frank is survived by his two sons, Simun Winbury and David Winbury and his wife Vanessa.

Funeral services from Kugler Funeral Home, 311 5th St. Saddle Brook. Visiting hours on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6-9pm.  Private cremation to follow with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery, NY. 

OKSANA EVE HRUBEC, born March 23, 1947 in Pfarrkirchen, Germany, raised in Trenton, NJ and resident of Saddle Brook, NJ, passed away on March 14, 2022. Oksana was a graduate of Cathedral High School (1965) in Trenton, NJ and Manor College (1967) in Doyleston, PA, with a degree as a Legal Secretary. Valued parishioner of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic in Trenton and then of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Passaic, NJ. Beloved Wife of the late Dr. Robert J. Hrubec.

Oksana is predeceased by her parents Sylvester Petruniak and Anna (nee Dzura). Loving Mother of Michael, Robert and Andrew Hrubec. Dear brother of Roman Petruniak and Sister-in-law Christine (nee Kasian), Sister-in-Law to Marion Hrubec, Barbara (nee Hrubec), and her husband Walter Byczkowski and Thomas J. Hrubec and his wife Kristine (nee Zurawski). Aunt of Roman and Mark Petruniak, Stephen and wife Dr. Maria Hrubec, Mark and wife Katie Hrubec, Aunt of Thomas and Joseph Hrubec, Tanya and Scott Schneider. Great- Aunt, Hannah, Jack, Evelyn Hrubec, and of Erica, Charles, Kyle, Karl and Ella Schneider.

Funeral Friday, March 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM at Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook, NJ. Mass at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church 10:00 AM, Passaic NJ, followed by internment at St. Mary's Cemetery Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at Kugler Funeral Home Thursday March 17, 2022 at 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Saddle Brook, NJ. (Parastas 5:00 P.M).

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Passaic, NJ in support of the efforts in Ukraine.
DIANE GONZALEZ, age 63, of Hackensack passed away on March 13, 2022. Beloved mother of Edward Lopez, Cindy Pruss and Lissette Menendez. Loving grandmother of Edward Lopez, Christopher Lopez, Nicholas Pruss, Olivia Pruss, and Sofia Pruss and her grand pup, Mylo. Dear sister of Steve Gonzalez.  

Services from Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 5-8pm. A funeral mass will be held at Corpus Christi Church, Hasbrouck Heights NJ, on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10am. Cremation at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Diane's name.

MARY DALE, 96, of Saddle Brook passed on March 10, 2022. Mary was born in Avoca, PA and lived in Garfield before moving to Saddle Brook 17 years ago.  Mary was an active member of Holy Rosary R.C. Church in Passaic and also a member of its Rosary Society.

Mary is survived by her son Leo Zukow, her 6 grandchildren Andrea DiFiglia, Rosemary Filev, Michael Ferullo, John Zukow, Christopher Zukow and Stephen Zukow, her nephew Sam Turow, her nieces Helen Fedachinski, Diane Fabits and Michelle Mangione, and her 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands Emil Zukow and Michael Dale, her son John Zukow, her daughter Rosemary Ferullo and her siblings Peter and Leo Czekalski, Helen Lacomia, Sophie Turow and Wanda Zabchin.

Funeral services from Kugler Funeral Home 311 5th St. Saddle Brook on Monday March 14, 2022. Visiting hours from 9 to 10:30am and services at funeral home at 10:30am presided by Rev. Stephan Las , Pastor of Holy Rosary R.C. Church. Interment to immediately follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be offered to Holy Rosary R.C. Church 6 Wall St. Passaic, NJ 07055 in loving memory of Mary Dale.

CARL C. CALVANESE, age 87, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on March 2, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Kloss) Calvanese, and loving father of Linda Pekaar and Carl Calvanese, and his wife, Annette. Carl is also survived by his grandchildren Tina Fonville and her husband, Ben, Darlene Gonzalez and her husband, Jaime, Beth Calvanese and her fiancé, Don, Cindi Calvanese and her fiancé, Adam, and six great-grandchildren.

Carl was an amazing man. His physical challenges made him tough and strong. He was a true inspiration to anyone who knew him. He was also an avid NY Yankees fan. Most of all, Carl really enjoyed spending time with his family.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 3-7pm. Funeral Mass on Monday March 7, 2022 at 11am at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Saddle Brook. Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack.

PASQUALE SILEO, 86, of Saddle Brook passed away on February 17, 2022. Pasquale was the beloved husband of the late Filomena Sileo, loving father of Vincent and his wife Sabrina and grandfather of Anthony and Dominic Sileo. Pasquale is also survived by his brothers Antonio Sileo and Mimi Sileo in Sicignano Degli Alburni, Italy.

Pasquale was born in Avigliano, Italy and moved to Saddle Brook in 1967. He worked as a Textile Foreman for Manner Textile in Paterson, NJ and was a former school crossing guard for the Township of Saddle Brook.

Funeral services from Kugler Funeral Home 311 5th St. Saddle Brook on Saturday February 19th.

Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church Saddle Brook 10:30am. Visiting hour at the funeral home 9-10am. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook.

JAQUELINE H. SASSE, age 81, of Saddle Brook NJ passed away on February 10, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Carl W. Sasse. Loving mother of Michael Pasture (Luann), James Sasse (Kathy), Rob Sasse (Kate), Peter Sasse (Stacia) and Laura Hoogstrate (Jim). Dear grandmother of Joseph Critelli, Louis Critelli (Katherine), Collin Sasse, Christian Sasse, Rob Sasse, Steve Sasse, Carlee Sasse, the late Nikki Sasse, Jake Hoogstrate and Erin Hoogstrate and great grandmother to Shane, Grace, Ella, Aria and Lexie.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 4-7pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter's RCC in River Edge on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 10am. Cremation private.
PETER MLYNARYK, age 90, of Garfield NJ passed away on February 7, 2022. Peter was a loving husband to Irene Mlynaryk (nee Basalyga). A father of Mary Pettway and Mark Mlynaryk and beloved grandfather of the late Jonathan Kowalczyk and  Eriq Tyler Pettway. 
Peter was predeceased by his siblings Nasta, Paula, Stefan, Jan, Joanna and Anna. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Peter was born in Zdynia, Poland and came to the United States in 1962 to the Bronx before moving to Garfield in 1974. Peter worked at the Continental Can Company in Passaic as a  Machine Operator for many years. He loved working on his home and cars and always had a new project that he was working on in his garage. Peter enjoyed welcoming his family and friends to come over and always cherished their time together.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 4-8pm with parastas to begin at 7pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church in Passaic on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 9:30am. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

RICHARD "Mickey" G. TOMMAS passed away, February 7th, 2022 at the age of 83. Loving Husband of the late Caroline Tommas(nee Becker) and late Gale Tommas(nee Wanda). Loving father of Richard G Tommas Jr. and wife Laura Tommas, late Roberta A Cobb and late husband Gregg Cobb, Late Michael A Tommas and Arthur K Tommas and wife Gloria Tommas. Brother of Laura Walsh, Billy Tommas and wife Carol Tommas, Robert Tommas and wife Janet Tommas. Cherished Grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 6. Born in Bronx, N.Y, he lived in Saddle Brook NJ. Mr. Tommas was a business owner of CMT Corp. restaurant equipment in Bronx NY, before retiring. 

Services are private.

NATALIA SALYGINA, of Saddle River, NJ passed away at home on January 23, 2022. Natalia is survived by her children Victor Salygin, Katerina Finetto and Marie Salygin as well as her grandsons Marcus and Matthew Finetto.
Funeral viewing and service will be held at Novo Diveevo, Russian Orthodox Convent, 100 Smith Road, Nanuet NY 10954 on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:30pm with the service beginning at 1pm. Interment in Novo Diveevo Russian Orthodox Cemetery. A repast to honor the life of Natalia will be held immediately after at Banchetto, 75 W. Route 59 & S. Middletown Rd, Nanuet NY 10954.

PAULINE De STEFANO (nee Morano), age 91, of Paterson NJ, passed away on January 23, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Louis T. De Stefano. Pauline is survived by her children Leonard De Stefano and his wife Susan, Marianne Gillen and her husband Thomas, Louis De Stafano, and Frank De Stefano as well as her five grandchildren.

Pauline was a good-hearted woman, who loved being with her family. She loved going to birthday parties and taking pictures surrounded by her loved ones.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th Street Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 5-9pm. Funeral mass at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church Elmwood Park on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10am. Interment in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an autism organization of your choice in Pauline's memory.

ALF ERLING ERIKSEN Jr., age 78, of Molino FL and Hopatcong NJ, passed away on the morning of January 21, 2022 at his Florida home. A beloved husband to Elsie Theresa Eriksen, for what would be going on 50 years of marriage this May. He was a supportive & unwavering dad to Alf Eriksen III and his wife Jeanette Eriksen.

A loving grandfather and will be deeply missed  by Justin, Kyle, Brandon, Marissa, & his great nephew Andrew.  Alf was a supporting uncle & cornerstone for his niece Danielle Gallotto.

Alf was pre-deceased by his parents, Alf Erling Sr & Lillian Eriksen. Also by his in-laws Gasper John & Therese Ann Gallotto.

Alf lived his life to the march of his own beat. Alf & ET shared a lifetime of loving memories.  He was always there for an ear, a wonderful laugh, great advice, a cheerleader for one’s dreams, & a rock in hard times. He enjoyed music, photography, & model trains, which he glowed while including his grandkids in. Loved fishing both fresh & salt water with his son. He was a member of a few model train clubs along the coast; from Hoboken & Sussex NJ to Florida. He was also a member of Vasa Park, a community for Norwegian heritage & a long time member of the Byram Bay Community Club on Lake Hopatcong for 50 years. In his youth he was a member of the Coast Guard Axillary.  He graduated from Rutgers & The Manhattan Medical School as a lab tech, his further education was halted to care for his mother.

Alf was a food connoisseur & loved meals with his family. Always ready for adventure or to jump in the car for an outing.  He loved traveling and experiencing life.

He was active & devout in his christian church, Restored Church of God based in Wadsworth Ohio.  He was a kind soul & friend; one of a kind and will deeply missed.

A message from his minister after Alf’s death:

“It is hard to imagine you without that big smiling face, laughing right next to you. Alf truly was bigger than life. Remember all we have been learning and read Isaiah 57:1. Alf is asleep waiting for THAT DAY. The next sound, sight, touch, and taste; Alf will know will be in the Kingdom of God.”         
Funeral Services from Kugler Community Home for Funerals 311 5th St  Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours are Saturday, January 29th 2022 from 11am- 1:30pm. He will be laid to rest at George Washington Memorial Park with his parents at 2pm that afternoon.

MARGARET ROSTKOWSKI, age 90, of Saddle Brook passed away on January 15, 2022.

Services from Kugler Funeral Home. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 5-9pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip The Apostle RCC on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11am. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

MARIE E. AUFFINGER, 82, of Saddle Brook passed on January 11, 2022. Marie is the beloved wife of Harry and loving mother of Holly Smirles and her husband Robert and Lori Belotti and her fiancé Harold Johnson. Marie is also survived by her 3 grandchildren Ashley Wirsing, Gianna Marie Belotti and Logan Johnson.

Marie was Administrative Assistant for Route 4 Auto Mall.

Funeral services at Kugler Funeral Home 311 5th St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Saturday Jan. 15th from 1-4 pm with prayer services at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to VFW Post 3484 of Saddle Brook.

VICENTE IGNACIO ACOSTA LOAYZA, 88, of Pompton Lakes Borough, NJ passed away on January 10th, 2022 at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Lakes.

Funeral services conducted by Kugler Funeral Home. Visiting hours on Wednesday January 12th, 2022 from 6-8 pm. Interment in Crest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Clifton on January 13th, 2022.

DENNIS C. BARCELONA, 78, of Saddle Brook passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center on January 5th, 2022. 

Dennis is the beloved husband of Nancy. He is survived by his children, Wendy, Tracy, Michele, and Dennis; his grandchildren Samantha, Lauren, Joseph, Zachary, Emily, Louie, Christina, Alessandra, Raven, and Nathan. Dennis was   an Airline Gate Agent for Pan American Airlines. Dennis was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War from 1964-1967. Dennis was honorably discharged and received many awards and commendations including, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. 

Services from Kugler Funeral Home. Private interment in William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.

PAULINE MAZUR, age 96, of Clifton passed away peacefully at home on January 3rd, 2022.

Pauline Mazur was the beloved mother of Stefana Mazur and his wife Marlo. Pauline worked as a Finisher of Medical Orthopedic Implants for Howmedica Corp.

Private services were conducted by Kugler Funeral Home

 

 

2021

OCCONEECHEE N. MEECHEE Jr., age 24, of Highland Lakes, NJ passed suddenly and unexpectedly on December 30th, 2021 in Newport News, VA.

Services were conducted by Kugler Funeral Home. Visiting hours were Saturday January 8th, 2022 from 5-9 pm. Cremation services were privately held by the family.

ANNE STRAEB (nee Kozlowicz), age 75 of Garfield passed at home on December 27th, 2021.

Anne is survived by her son Warren Straeb and her significant other Howard Goldberg.

Anne was a graduate of Pope Pius High School in Passaic and was a loyal  legal Secretary for one attorney for 43 years.

Anne was sweet, kind, caring, loving, generous and compassionate and will be dearly missed by those who knew her.

Services were from Kugler Funeral Home. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook on December 30th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

ARLENE LITTLE, 77, of Saddle Brook passed peacefully at home on December 22, 2021.

Arlene is the loving mother of Kevin Little and his wife Romana. Arlene was predeceased by her brother Ronald Haire.

Arlene was placed at rest in Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum in Paterson, NJ.

GREGORY DICKSON, 61, of Saddle Brook passed on December 21, 2021.

Private services were conducted by Kugler Funeral Home.

HORST WEHMEYER, 78, of Saddle Brook passed on December 19th, 2021. Horst is the beloved husband of Renate and father of Patrick and Christopher.

Private services were conducted by Kugler Funeral Home.

JOSE MARIA PERES SUMBA, 64, of Saddle Brook passed suddenly and unexpected on December 14, 2021.

Jose was a construction worker and painter for JD Phoenix of Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Funeral ceremonies were held at Kugler Funeral Home on December 19th from 1-5 pm.

FRANCES MARY (Layden) SMITH passed away peacefully on December 10, 2021 at her home in Fair Lawn, NJ. She previously resided in Totowa Boro, NJ where she met and fell in love with her soulmate, the late Frank H. Smith, Jr.
She was employed in the Finance Department of the Fair Lawn Borough Hall for 22 years before her retirement.

She will be greatly mourned by her children, Susan Smith Valentine, Robert and Rhonda Smith; her grandchildren, Steven Smith, Christina and Greg Kreha, Colleen Smith and her fiance, Gage Nigro; her great-grandchildren, Sloane Kreha and Franklynn Kreha; her sisters, Jeanmarie Zarek, and Helen and Gilbert Davis; her sister-in-law, Carol Smith Reise and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary (Gorman) Layden; her brother-in laws, Joseph Zarek and Preston Reise; and her son-in-law, Kevin Valentine.

Frances had requested that no memorial ceremony or viewing be provided. A private ceremony will be performed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes or the Lustgarten Foundation.

AGNES T. RAMSAY (nee Kakoleski), age 94, of Saddle Brook passed away on December 2, 2021.
Beloved wife of the late Francis Ramsay. Loving mother of Mary Beth Ramsay and her fiancée Daryl Piatt, and the late Steven Ramsay. Dear grandmother of Stephanie Ross and her husband Christopher and Michael Grembowiec and his wife Liz and great grandmother of Morgan Ross. Agnes is also survived by her loving caretaker, Donna Tomlinson.

Agnes worked as an administrative assistant and retired after 16 years with Stepan Company in Maywood, NJ. She was a member of the St. Philip the Apostle Rosary Society, Saddle Brook AARP and was a volunteer at Hackensack University Medical Center for 13 years.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 4-8pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle RCC on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 9:30am. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital in Agnes' name.

 

Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 5th , Street Saddle Brook, NJ 07663   973-478-2500