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SAMUEL L. RAINER, of Passaic, son of Elande (Viola) and Michael Rainer passed on April 8, 2017. Samuel is survived by his brothers Michael Rainer and wife Karen, Robert Rainer and his wife Luz Cardenas, and his two sisters Toni and Rose Rainer. He is also survived by many loving nieces and a nephews, Michele Fitzgerald and her husband Brian, Michael Rainer and his wife Kristen, Melissa Rainer-Cuello and her husband Eric, Meredith Rainer and her Fiancé Joe, Elande Rainer and great nieces and nephews Evan, Mia, and Mylana Cuello, Katie and Ryan Fitzgerald and Mara Rainer. Sam and his father were the original founders of Michael's Towing Service in Passaic. He worked for many years on a 24/7 basis building the family run business. Later on, he held other jobs, delivering pizza and became well known through Garfield and neighboring towns as "Sammy the Pizza Man." He was a member of United Street Racers as well as an Elks member.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook. Viewing hours on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 3:30pm - 8:30pm. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Clifton on Tuesday 11:30am. Interment in East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton.

DORIS SOKOL, age 86, of Paramus, passed at home on April 4, 2017. Doris is the beloved wife of the late Michael "Smokey" Sokol and loving daughter of the late Robert and Hannah Gesbrecht. Doris is survived by her son Robert M. Sokol and his wife Jane and her two grandchildren Robert M. Sokol Jr. and Amanda J. Sokol.  

Arrangements and services from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook. Viewing hours at the funeral home on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10am until the service that will begin at 12pm.  Interment to immediately follow in Westwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association. 

LOUISE DePALMA (nee Monego), age 100, passed on April 1, 2017. Louise is survived by her sons George Jamros and his wife Dolores and Joseph Jamros and his wife Holly, her grandchildren Kathy Jamros and Allan Jamros and his wife Elena, as well as three great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her husbands George Jamros, Steven Kupsik, and John DePalma, and her brothers Joshua Monego, Constantine Monego and Benjamin Monego.

Louise was born and grew up in Clifton. She was a licensed Practical Nurse employed at Barnert Hospital in Paterson and Saddle Brook Hospital. She lived with her family in Saddle Brook for many years before moving to Florida where she volunteered with the local hospice organization. Upon her return to New Jersey, she lived in Clifton and Bridgewater. Louise was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was loved very much and will be greatly missed.

Arrangements are being held from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook. Viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday April 5, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday morning April 6, 2017 at 10am. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook

KATHLEEN BUSCHBAUM, age 55, of Little Ferry, passed on April 2, 2017. Beloved wife of Richard Buschbaum. Kathleen is survived by her two sisters Denise Thorne and her husband Randy and Marie Purcell as well as her loving nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being held from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook. Viewing at the funeral home on Thursday April 6, 2017 from 3pm - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning April 7, 2017 at 11am. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation

ANTHONY J. SENTE (Dippy), age 47, of Wayne, passed on March 30, 2017. Anthony is survived by his brothers Stephen J. Sente, Eugene Sente, and Chad D. Sente, his partner David Spensberger, his father Stephen R. Sente, as well as many nieces and nephews. Anthony is pre-deceased by his mother, Janine U. Sente and his siblings Joseph M. Sente, Robert P. Sente, and Michelle M. Sente.

Arrangements are being held from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook. Viewing at the funeral home on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6pm - 9pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Philip The Apostle RCC, Saddle Brook on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:30am. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

GAIL M. SOROKA, age 72, of Lodi passed on March 28, 2017. Gail is survived by her two loving daughters Susan Canta and Lenore Canta. She is pre-deceased by her parents Michael and Verna Soroka.

Arrangements are being held at Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook. Viewing at the funeral home on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 4pm - 7pm only. Cremation Private.

BLANCHE YAROSZ, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, of Bristol Manor in Rochelle Park, formerly of Saddle Brook passed on March 20, 2017. Blanche is pre-deceased by her beloved husband Alfred Yarosz Sr (Saddle Brook's First Elected Democratic Committee Man), her daughter Diane Sherin, her son Alfred Yarosz Jr, her granddaughter Lisa Yarosz and her siblings Laura Bargil, Helen Siepiola, and Adolph Zagajewski. Blanche is survived by her loving son, Doug Yarosz and his wife Christine, her daughter-in-law Terry, her grandchildren Alfred Yarosz III, Barry Sherin, Troy Sherin, Douglas Yarosz Jr, and Dennis Johnson. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being held from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook. Viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 6-9 PM. Funeral Mass at St Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church, Garfield on Thursday March 23, 2017 at 10 AM. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

WILLIAM CSEJKA, age 90, of Saddle Brook passed on March 20, 2017. William is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Margaret Csejka (nee Kandravy). William is survived by his loving children Marjorie Jennings and her husband Edward and William Csejka and his wife Trish. He is also survived by his two loving grandchildren Brian Jennings and his wife Meghan and Kimberly Jennings. William was one of nine children; he was born in Flemington and grew up in Clifton. Later in life, he moved to Elmwood Park and then to Saddle Brook where he has resided for the past 39 years. William served as a member in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia. William was a member of the American Legion and SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Passaic. William worked at Curtiss-Wright Aeronautics in Lodi NJ. Later, he worked for the Elmwood Park Board of Education for 36 years.

Arrangements are being held from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, Saddle Brook. Viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday March 23, 2017 from 3-7 PM and again Friday morning at 9 AM. Funeral Mass at SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Passaic on Friday March 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Interment will be at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made in memory of William to:
The Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. (www.lustgarten.org )
or mail to

The Lustgarten Foundation
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714

VILMA TAKACS (nee Kalinyak) passed on Friday, MARCH 10th, 2017 after a long illness. Vilma was born in Passaic and lived in Saddle Brook for 50 years and the last 5 years in Ridgewood. Vilma is survived by her husband, Reverend Robert Takacs, her son Robert Takacs (former Saddle Brook Councilman) and his wife Janet, her sister Pauline Mergo, and several nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her sisters Margaret Kalinyak and Helena Yuhas. Vilma worked for Toys-R-Us in the Accounting Department for over 25 years.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 12th at Kugler Community Home For Funerals in Saddle Brook.

George Alfano

GEORGE ALFANO, resident of Saddle Brook since 1971 passed on March 7, 2017. George is survived by his beloved wife Barbara of 51 years, his son, James Alfano and his wife Cathleen, his daughters, Maria Adrignola-Perez and her husband David Perez, and Laura Konovitch and her husband Kevin Konovitch. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren James Alfano Jr., Joseph Adrignola Jr., George Alfano, Robert Alfano, Karen-Lynn Perez, Lauren Perez, Kevin Konovitch Jr., Jason Konovitch, Jennifer Perez, David Perez Jr., and Jonathan Perez and his sister Jean Pomante, sister-in-law Lorraine Alfano,and many neices and nephews especially Thomas and his wife Regina Alfano. George is predeceased by his daughter Karen and his brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Paul and Jim Alfano. George was a master machinist all his life. He worked as a HVAC installer for Jim Alfano Company and was a HVAC instructor for Lincoln Technical School in Mahwah until he retired. George also served as a Special Police Officer for the Township of Saddle Brook and held the rank of Lieutenant. He also served with the Bergen County SPCA and was a member of the Saddle Brook Police Pistol Team. George was also a member of the Paramus Elks Lodge # 2001 and was a member and Treasurer of the RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineers Society).

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook. Visiting hours on Friday, March 10th 2pm - 4pm & 7pm - 9pm. Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook on Saturday, March 11 at 10:30am. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Paramus Elks ENA (Elks National Foundation). Elks Lodge #2001, Paramus, NJ.

IRENE ADAMS, age 88, of Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains, and formerly of Montegue and Saddle Brook, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Irene is pre-deceased by her husband Paul Adams. Irene is survived by her daughters Barbara Kritzer and her husband Fred of Westwood, and Donna Rose Magarro of California. She is also survived by her three grandchildren Jason Moore and his fiancé Krystal Deehr, Chelsea Shea and her husband Michael, Cody Kritzer and his girlfriend Tayla Melmid and her great-grandson Declan Moore.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday March 2, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm. A memorial mass will be held at Cedar Crest, 1 Cedar Crest Drive Pompton Plains NJ, on Friday March 3, 2017 at 10am.

CATHERINE "Kay" ROMANO, (nee Christiano) age 90, of New Milford passed away at home on Monday, February 20, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Frank Romano. Kay is survived by her loving children Dennis Romano and his wife Barbara and Susan Annunziata and her husband Frank, her grandchildren Jennifer and her husband Joe, Jessica, Jeffry, Ashley and Allie, and her great-granddaughter Lexi. Kay is also survived by her dear sister Yolanda Streppone, and many nieces and nephews. Kay is pre-deceased by her siblings Mary Forte, Stella, Frank, Anthony, Armando and Joseph. Kay was a fun, loving person who loved helping others. She will be dearly missed.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Saturday February 25, 2017 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. Interment to immediately follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

JULIA ELWERTOSKI, 94, of Saddle Brook, NJ died in her home on the evening of Tuesday February 21st, 2017. Julia Victoria Guzowski was born on August 31st, 1922 in Lyndhurst, NJ. She worked at a Tootsie Roll factory before taking on a full-time position as a loving wife and mother. A proud woman of Polish heritage, Julia was a talented polka dancer in her younger days; she was once recognized for her abilities in a local competition, placing among the top three participants. In her later years, Julia enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and sitting on her porch in the sunlight with a cup of coffee. She had a fondness for sweets, puzzles, and holiday decorations. Her homemade pierogies, soups, and kluski never failed to draw a crowd to her dining room. Her home in Saddle Brook was the center for many family celebrations throughout the years, including but not limited to birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and holidays. Those who were closest to Julia know how much she prided herself on being independent and doting on others.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward, her siblings Felicia, Pauline, Frances, and Anthony, and her daughters Connie and Victoria. Julia is survived by her sons and their spouses, Edward Elwertowski Jr. and Mary Dearborn, and Paul and Joy Elwertowski; her son-in-law, Charles Church; her grandchildren, David and Katrina Elwertowski; and an extensive network of close family members and friends.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday February 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Interment on Saturday February 25, 2017 at Holy Cross cemetery in North Arlington at 10 AM.

FRANCIS E. GILFOY, age 79, of Saddle Brook passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Beloved husband of Barbara Gilfoy for 58 years. Dad to Lauri, Christine and Gary F. Grandpa to Gary A., Michelle and Michael. Francis served as a member in the United States Navy.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday February 21, 2017 from 4-8PM only. Cremation Private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the diabetes foundation.

ROBERT SROKE, Robert age 77, of Elmwood Park passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. Beloved husband of Andrea Sroke. Robert is survived by his daughter Francine Hughes and her husband Michael, his grandchildren Casey Baugher, Jayden Hughes and Cody Hughes. Robert is also survived by his sister-in-laws Carol Sroke and Pam Lopes, his brother-in-law Tom Lopes, his cousin Winnfred Collins as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Robert is pre-deceased by his siblings Michael Sroke, and Marlene Sroke. He worked as a carpenter as a member of Local 253 and worked for Morlot Construction for 22 years. Robert was very outgoing and always loved helping others. He will truly be missed.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday February 14th from 4pm to 8pm and Wednesday February 15th from 10am to Noon. Funeral Service to immediately follow at Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church, Garfield at 12 Noon. Interment in East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton.

MICHAEL CALANDRILLO, age 92, of Saddle Brook passed on February 7, 2017. Beloved husband of Enes Calandrillo. Michael is pre-deceased by his siblings, Frank Calandrillo, James Calandrillo, Thomas Calandrillo, Rose Calandrillo, Florence Milanic, Antoinette Perri, Virginia Polizzo and Jean Urgo. Michael is survived by many nieces and nephews. Michael was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church in Garfield.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth St., Saddle Brook. Visiting hours at funeral home on Friday, February 10, from 4pm-8pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 11, 10am at Our Lady of Mount Virgin, Garfield NJ.
MARGARET GUNDLAH of Jackson passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Margaret is survived by her many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday January 20, 2017 from 6-9 PM. Cremation Private. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa NJ.

EUGENE BIELEN, age 89, of Rochelle Park on Friday, January 13, 2017. Eugene is survived by his loving sister Ruth Taracka of Greenwich CT. Eugene was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Rochelle Park American Legion Post 170, VFW and Trout Unlimited.

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. Cremation Private. Interment to follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown NJ.

PIERRE BRUCE JOHNSON, age 61, of Clifton passed on January 5, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Olga (Annie) Johnson. Pierre is survived by his children Christian Johnson, Timothy Johnson, and Jennifer Urban and her husband John. He is also survived by his sister Irene Smith and her husband Steve, and his brother David Johnson and his wife Diana. Growing up in Saddle Brook and later living in Clifton, Bruce was an active guitar player for the last 50 years. He played in local bands such as The Blue Mist and Peace Of Mind, as well as the party/wedding band Clockwork and most recently Sunset Soundz. He was a loving, generous father who will be profoundly missed by all who came to know him.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Wednesday January 11, 2017 from 4-8 PM. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus on Thursday January 12, 2017 at 11 AM.

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