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ADELINE GOLDSHOLL, 90, of Saddle Brook passed away on Saturday Nov. 24th.  Adeline was born in Manhattan to the late Helen and Jerry Epifano.  She attended Julia Richmond High School and after graduating, earned her RN degree from Bellevue School of Nursing.  Addie married Bernard Goldsholl in 1951 and eventually settled in Saddle Brook in 1955.  As a nurse, she worked at Columbus Hospital in Manhattan, Barnert Hospital in Paterson and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.  She concluded her nursing career with a 10 year stint as the school nurse at Paramus Catholic High School.  She was also the neighborhood nurse on Hutter Street for 61 years.   Addie was active in community affairs in Saddle Brook while raising her 5 children.  She served in the PTA (earning a lifetime membership), cub scouts and girl scouts and was a board of education member for 16 years.   Adeline served in various capacities in the local Democratic Club and the Saddle Brook Library Board of Trustees and was the Democratic Municipal Committee Chairwoman for the town for many years.   She also served as a commissioner on the Housing Authority of Bergen County and on the Board of Managers for the Bergen Pines County Hospital.   In 1983, Addie  ran unsuccessfully for the NJ Assembly.   Adeline was a passionate, warm and caring wife, mother, mother in law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.   Adeline was the beloved wife of Bernard for 67 years.  She was the devoted mother of Lawrence  (wife Raphalin), Gary,  Kenneth (wife Nancy), Nancy Chazen (husband Paul) and David  (wife Diane).  Cherished Grandmother of Douglas  (wife Katie), Allison, David , Robert, Ryan, Michael and Matthew.  Proud great-grandmother of Penelope.   Dear sister of Paul (deceased), Donald (deceased) and June.

A Celebration of Adeline’s life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Marriott Hotel in Saddle Brook from 1 to 5 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the St. Joseph’s Indian School https://www.stjo.org/  Doctors Without Borders https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/  or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/.
ANTHONY J. RIOS passed away peacefully on Saturday November 24th, 2018 surrounded by friends and family.  Anthony is survived by his loving wife, son’s, daughter in law, grandson’s and father.

Anthony was born in Manhattan, NY on November 11th, 1955. As a young man his family moved from New York to Saddle Brook, NJ. While visiting New York he met the love of his life and at only 19 years old they married.  Theirs is a marriage built on love and devotion and his beloved wife was there through thick and thin. Together they raised two sons, of which Anthony was ever so proud of. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in Business Administration and was a successful Mortgage banker and Business owner. He also achieved a number of accomplishments and ranks as a Martial Artist.  Anthony was also a military veteran honorably serving with the United States Navy. 

His loss will be felt by many and he will be forever missed. May he rest in peace.

A memorial mass was held on Thursday November 29th at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook and afterwards a gathering of friends and family at the funeral home.

INES BIANCA (Calabrese) CALANDRILLO of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away peacefully on November 20, 2018.  Loving wife of the late Michael Calandrillo and the late Vincent Calandriello.  Beloved sister of Peter Calabrese, Catherine DeSimone, Cosmo Calabrese, Ann Manfre and Peter Calabrese, all of whom predeceased her in life.   Ines is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.   She was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Virgin and a member of the Rosary Society.  She loved being surrounded by her family and friends.  She will be sorely missed by all who loved her.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook. Gathering at the funeral home on Monday November 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin RCC in Garfield at 10 AM. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. www.stjude.org

BLAGOJA "BILL" JANDRESKI, age 67 of Saddle Brook passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Cveta Jandreski, his three children Steve Jandreski (and wife Jaimie), Robert Jandreski (and wife Anna), and Diana Jandreski. Loving grandfather to Phoenix, Nicholas, Julianna, and Princeton. Dear brother of Zivka, Dimko, Gorica, and Ljube. Also loved by many other friends and family.


Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 4-8PM. Prayer services to begin at 9 AM at the funeral home on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Interment to follow in East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton, NJ.

NORMA R. DAVIDSON, age 90, of Saddle Brook passed on October 31, 2018. Beloved wife of the late James Odis Davidson. Norma is survived by her two children, James Davidson and his wife Victoria Davidson and Eloise Lupo, her grandchildren Julia Davidson, Jessica Davidson, Terry Hodgins and her husband Glenn, John Duggan and his wife Julie, the late Sheri Gonzo and her great-grandchildren Erin, Brooke, Mia, Olivia and Hudson.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ. Viewing will be held at the funeral home on Sunday November 4, 2018 from 1-5 PM. Cremation Private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Association @ https://www.alz.org/

JACK H. NOONBURG (Peepa) was in the Navy during the Korean War and is the recipient of the Korean Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Ribbon.  Jack worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a Supervisor and also served on the Saddle Brook Library Board for 22 years and was President for 12 of them.  Jack has been a member of the Hasbrouck Heights Elks Lodge #1962 for 62 years.  In 1965 he was President, 1971 was Vice President of N.J. State Elks Association and on a national level, in 1993 was appointed District Deputy.  He has held the titles of Grand Exhaulted Ruler and Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Rule of the North East District.

Jack was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Noonburg (Fisher). and has three daughters, Cheryl Morgan and her husband Dennis, Lisa Mulcahy and her husband James and Tracy Nafash and her husband Mark.  He has 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, Kerri Condegni and her husband Salvatore, Brendan Morgan, Timothy Adams, Tyler Adams, Matthew Mulcahy, Tabitha Adams, Zachary Mulcahy and Amanda Nafash.  His two great grandchildren Gianni Condegni and Liam Condegni.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook. Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Monday November 5, 2018 from 4-8 PM.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at St. Philip the Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook at 10:30 AM. Entombment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook

LEONARD MICHAEL DAVIS

passed away on Tuesday, October 23rd with his daughters Claudia and Valerie by his side.

Leonard Davis was born November 21st, 1925 in Astoria, Queens, NY. His family moved to South River, NJ when the North Beach Airport was chosen as the site for Laguardia Airport there by removing fear of severe traffic in the immediate area.  Leonard enrolled in South River High School in 1939 and graduated in 1943. He was very active in football and was a varsity player. Immediately upon graduation he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was trained as a flight engineer on a B-24 Bombers in Rosville Air Base in Rosville, New Mexico.

Leonard received honorable discharge in 1945 and accepted a football scholarship at Rutgers University where he attended the Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ. He left Rutgers with the class of '48 and joined the Shaw-Walker Company as an accounting systems salesman and later as Sales Manager in Newark, NJ.  In 1963 he was chosen to head a new division of Shaw-Walker and named it The Timer Division of the Shaw-Walker Co.  In 1973 he bought the division from Shaw-Walker and established the new company in Elmwood Park, NJ. The company grew to become national in scope.

With the introduction of small computers competing with this product and cost control system he dissolved the company in 1985.In 1950 he married Anne Burriack and together they raised 3 Children: Claudia Bach (Walter Bach), Gregory Davis (Deceased), and Valerie Conklin (John Conklin and granddaughter Kelly).

After his wife Anne Died in 1986, Leonard went on and married Theresa Josten and they had 28 wonderful years of marriage together.

He was the prime founder of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Saddle Brook, NJ and served for 50 years as its Choir Director as well as several years as Council President.

Leonard Davis has spent a lifetime of more than 80 years passionately committed to three things Music, Football and his Faith. It has been said, although I am not sure who first penned the thought….A life well lived is a life spent living doing what you love… Leonard Davis is a reflection of a life well lived. That does not mean life has not had it's share of hard times, it has - but through it all, Len has had his faith, his family, his football….and his Balalaika. 

HIS MUSIC… At the very early age of 9, Len fell in love with the Balalaika. There was an orchestra affiliated with his church and Len would go to rehearsals to listen intently and then go home and teach himself to play. He refined his fingering technique by listening to records of Russian virtuoso Eugene Avksentiev, and during one of his tours in the US, Len had the opportunity to play for Avksentiev. He was so impressed, he went back to Russia and commissioned a master craftsmen to make Leonard a concert quality Balalaika. Leonard has performed all over the US and in Russia, but throughout his musical career, Leonard had one dream - to take the Balalaika out of the realm of being just a Russian folk instrument and put it on to the concert stage where it belonged. Len realized his dream in 1977 when he appeared as the first Balalaika soloist ever to perform in this country with a full symphony orchestra, the Ridgewood Symphony in Ridgewood, NJ. Since that time, he has soloed with close to 12 symphony orchestra's. However, perhaps his most well known musical legacy is for his work on the Russian movie classic, Doctor Zhivago. The story of how this came about is on the pages to follow, but the height of Balalaika popularity came about through the film as millions of music lovers were treated to the sound of the Balalaika playing the movie's theme song, "Lara's Theme." Leonard Davis is that extraordinary musician who originally played "Lara's Theme" on the sound track of the film and is now widely considered as his "signature" song. 

The BDAA Hall of Fame Len Davis' association with the balalaika spans more than 65 years as a student, performer, orchestra director, soloist, impresario and devoted cheerleader for this instrument we love. His early association with such Russian legends as Pavel Necheporenko, Boris Feokhistov and Ivan Rebroff helped open doors of cooperation which had been closed to Americans for years, and his collaboration with Van Cliburn played a part in introducing the balalaika to a generation of Americans. He was a friend to many noted Russian musicians at a time when many of us were just learning their names. 

His solo turns on the Monitor label LPs Around the Samovar and Play, My Balalaika with the Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble helped introduce Americans to the balalaika at a time when it was difficult to obtain Russian recordings. In 1977 he was recognized as the first American to play solo balalaika with a symphony orchestra, and has gone on to solo with more than a dozen symphony orchestras since that time. 

He was a soloist with the The Balalaika and Domra Society of New York, of which he was one of the founding members, later serving as its director for the 15 years before it disbanded, often performing as a duo with his daughter, former BDAA vice-president Valerie Davis Conklin. His impressive 600-song collection of original arrangements, orchestrations and adaptations, now in the possession of the BDAA and scheduled to be digitized and stored for access by new generations of players, includes many arrangements literally not to be found in any other available archive. Professionally, he has toured with Basso Ivan Rebroff and was the first balalaika soloist to play at the Lincoln Center Philharmonic Concert Hall; played for Raisa and Mikhail Gorbachev at the Humanitarian Banquet in New York; been interviewed and featured on Arlene Francis' Voice of America program which was heard by millions behind the Iron Curtain and even appeared on Gary Moore's "To Tell the Truth".

Under the aegis of his Andreyev Productions company, he has produced numerous balalaika concerts in the greater New York area including two by the Washington Balalaika Society at Kean University in Union, NJ.


HIS FOOTBALL… Len was 92 years old when he passed and was still coaching championship level football before he became ill in August! Davis, lovingly called ""The Russian Bear"" by fellow coaches at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, NJ, started his own football career in high school as a half back, graduating in 1943. After two years as a flight engineer in the Air Force during WWII, Len went to Rutgers University where he played varsity football as a punter. It was after graduation from Rutgers (class of 1948) that Len started his 70 year career as a championship winning Special Teams football coach. He has coached at the college level for the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, West Point, Princeton, and William Patterson University. He then moved to High School athletics coaching for the last 18 years at St. Joseph's Regional High School. Throughout his coaching career he has been part of 11 Championship teams winning his most recent State Championship in 2017. From a recent article in the Bergen Record: ""Odds are the thousands of football players Len Davis coached during a 70-year career don't have a clue he played an instrument they have never heard of for the theme song of an epic movie they probably never saw. The story of how a salesman and football coach who grew up in South River, punted for Rutgers (class of 1948) and lived his adult life in Fair Lawn wound up playing perhaps the most memorable part of the score of a major motion picture reads a little like a Hollywood script itself.""

HIS FAITH… Leonard grew up entrenched in Russian history and devoted to the Russian Orthodox Church. His love of music was the perfect foundation for his role as Music & Choir Director of the Holy Apostles Eastern Orthodox Church of Saddle Brook, NJ where he was honored for his 45 years of service.

Leonard was a wonderful Father. His memory will be eternal.

A wake will be held on Thursday from 2 PM to 4 PM and from 7 PM to 9 PM with a Panikhida (Memorial) at 7 PM. The Funeral will be held at 10 AM on Friday followed by internment at George Washington Cemetery and a repast at Biagio's in Paramus from 12 PM to 3 PM. All services will be held at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church. Donations in memory of Lenny may be made to Holy Apostles. May his memory be eternal. Vechnaya Pamyat.

MILDRED J. CHINCHAR (nee Vladyka) age 83, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on October 4, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Jack Chinchar.  Mildred is survived by her two children, Karen Lippin and John Chinchar, her grandchildren Sam Lippin, Jack Lippin and JR Chinchar, her brother Hank Vladyka and his wife Janice as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Ron Vladyka and his wife Marlene. Mildred was devoted receptionist for her daughters hair salon, J.J.S. Klippin in Westwood NJ up until her final days. She was a member of the Saddle Brook 300 year anniversary committee as well as a member of the AARP. She loved to play chicken bingo and has many friends in the condominium where she lived.   

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Sunday October 7, 2018 from 4-8 PM.  A funeral mass will be held on Monday October 8, 2018 at St. Philip The Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook at 10:30 AM. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. 

DOUGLAS B. VALENTINE, age 64, of Saddle Brook and formerly of Elmwood Park passed on October 1, 2018. He is predeceased in life by his parents Frank and Marie Valentine, and his siblings Frank and Phyllis Valentine. Doug is survived by his loving wife Debra Miele, his step-son Steven Saladino, brother Christopher Valentine as well as many, many friends. Doug was born in Newark and lived in Elmwood Park his whole life before moving to Saddle Brook 10 years ago. He is in the Elmwood Park High School Hall of Fame for football and was an Elmwood Park recreational football coach for over 25 years. 

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ. Viewing will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday October 3, 2018 from 5-9PM. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday October 4, 2018 at St. Philip the Apostle RCC at 10:30 AM followed by a service in the chapel at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society

JANE WALLER, age 89, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on September 27, 2018.  Beloved wife of 68 years to John Waller.  Loving mother of John Waller and his wife Denise, Karen Waller, Elizabeth Wagner and her husband Donald and Jacqueline Waller-Sanchez and her husband Juan. Dear grandmother to Jennifer, Craig, Victoria, Christopher, Matthew, Steven, Sarah, Rebecca, Jessica and Daniel and great-grandmother to Mia, Frankie, Samantha, Boe, Sophia, Carter and Avery. Jane is pre-deceased in life by her parents Frank and Zofia Skorupa, her brothers Joseph, Robert and Frank Skorupa and sister Tess Ruchalski.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Monday October 1, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Funeral mass on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at St. Philip the Apostle RCC at 10:30 AM. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack.

ROBERTA ANN COBB (nee Tommas), age 59, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on September 16, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Gregg R. Cobb.  Roberta is survived by her three children, Gregg R. Cobb Jr., Christopher Cobb and his wife Diane Crespo and Danielle Russo and her husband Scott, her father Richard Tommas, and brothers, Richard Tommas Jr. and his wife Laura and Arthur Tommas and his wife Gloria.  Roberta is also pre-deceased by her maternal mother Caroline Tommas, brother Michael Tommas, and mother Gale Tommas. 

Roberta was a long time School Crossing Guard for the Township of Saddle Brook.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Friday September 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Funeral prayer services on Saturday September 22 from Funeral Home at 10:45 AM and committal service to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.

JIMMY ORTIZ, age 60, of Lodi passed on August 18, 2018.  Jimmy was born in Hackensack and lived in Lodi, NJ his whole life.  Jimmy was an auto mechanic and worked for Vito's Automotive of Lodi, NJ.   He also was a machinist working at Prodo-Pak Corporation in Garfield and Hartley Raycon in Saddle Brook.  Jimmy also was a member of the United States Army and served duty at Fort Dix, NJ.

Jimmy is survived by his Loving Mother Amparo Ortiz, his 5 daughters, Jacki-Ann, Sonya (and her husband Grejdi), Alexandria, Ashley and Selena, his brother Harry, and his 4 sisters, Margaret (and her husband Jesus), Sunty, Judy (and her husband Joe) and Sally.  Jimmy is also survived by 6 grandchildren, his fiance Yvette and many other beloved family and friends. Jimmy is pre-deceased by his father Enrique Ortiz.

Funeral services and gathering at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ on Wednesday from 2 to 6 PM.

SABINA Di NOZZI (nee Di Lello), age 95, of Saddle Brook passed on Wednesday August 15, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Frank Di Nozzi (2004).  Loving mother of Daniel Di Nozzi and his wife Anne of Paramus, and Maria Di Nozzi of Wayne.  Devoted grandmother of Daniel and Lisa Di Nozzi.

Sabina was born in New York City and moved to Italy when she was 2 years old.   After marrying, she returned to New Jersey living in Garfield, Lodi and Parsippany and then moving to Saddle Brook in 1981.  She was a seamstress for many companies in the Passaic and Paterson area.

Visiting and gathering hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook on Saturday, August 18th from 8:30 to 10 AM.  Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church Saddle Brook at 10:30 AM.  Entombment in Garden of Memories Mausoleum, Washington Township.

VIRGINIA ELIZABETH BRENDEL (nee Vanora), age 93, of Saddle Brook passed peacefully on her 93rd Birthday on Friday, August 10, 2018.  Born and lived in Hoboken before moving to Saddle Brook in 1952.  Beloved wife of the late Harold T. Brendel Sr.  Dear mother of Val Brendel and his wife Debra, JoAnn Brendel, Carol Brendel, Virginia Taormina and her husband Ron, and the late Harold T. Brendel Jr.  Loving Grandmother of Dominick Brendel and his wife Apryl, Val Brendel Jr., Sarah-Ann Dowling and her husband Billy, Carolyn and Crystal Brendel, Alexis Taormina and great-grandmother of Krista Breonte and her husband Anthony, Michael Juliano Jr., Mackenzie Juliano, Cheyanne Brendel, William Dowling Jr., Evan and Isabella Brendel, and Logan Dowling.  Loving great great-grandmother of Hailey Breonte  Dear sister of the late Frank and Louis Vanora, and the late Connie Pierri.

Virginia worked for Amloid Toy Co. and Continental Can Co. and was a Smith School lunch aide for 15 years.

Gathering and visiting hours from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth St, Saddle Brook on Tuesday August 14, 2018 from 2PM to 8 PM.  

Funeral mass on Wednesday August 15, 2018at 10:30AM at St. Philip the Apostle Church Saddle Brook. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery Saddle Brook.  

MICHELE "MIKE" FERRULLI, age 63, of Garfield and formerly of Saddle Brook, NJ passed unexpectedly on July 30, 2018.  Mike was born in Los Angeles, CA and lived and was raised in Downey, CA.  Mike is survived by his son Louis M. Ferrulli of Saddle Brook, his 2 brothers Don Ferrulli of Bullhead, Nevada and Dave Ferrulli of Mexico.  Mike is also survived by his ex-wife and friend Trish Geer and many nieces and nephews on the west coast.  Mike is predeceased by his brother Steve and his parents, Gladys and Louis J. Ferrulli. Mike was a Logistics Broker and worked for Genpro of Rutherford for the last 7 years.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the evacuation of the Vietnam War and was a life member of VFW Post 3484 in Saddle Brook.  Mike also was a 10 year member of the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

Visiting and gathering hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth StreetSaddle Brook on Friday, August 3rd from 4 to 7 PM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 93 Market St. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

MARIO GUERRIERO, age 82, of Saddle Brook passed away peacefully on July 23, 2018. Beloved husband of 58 years to Teresa Pirozzolo Guerriero. Devoted father to Louis, Grace and Mina and son-in-law Fred and daughter-in-law Marina. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, Michael, Alexa, Blake, Dante and Giselle and great grandson Landon. Mario was born in Mugnano Del Cardinale, Italy and is a long time resident of Saddle Brook, NJ. He worked for many years at Victory Beef, Local 164 in Paterson and then became the sole owner of Mario's Meat Specialties.

Visitation at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 N. 5th Street, Saddle Brook, NJ on Thursday July 26 from 4-8 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Virgin in Garfield on Friday July 27, 2018 at 11AM. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

JOHN TARRO, age 60, of Lehigh Acres, Florida and formerly of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on June 6, 2018.   John is survived by his loving companion Carol Pezzol1a, his sister Candice Tarro of Saddle Brook, his son John Jr, of Moonachie, his daughter Rebecca Tarro of Naples, Florida & his grandson Vincent.

John was a tractor-trailer driver for over 35 years.  John was a life-long motorcyclist, avid reader & immensely enjoyed fishing.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday July, 7th from 2-5 PM at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ.

LENA POSITINO GIORDANO, age 53, of Clifton NJ passed away on June 29, 2018. Beloved wife of Michael R. Giordano. Lena is survived by her children Michael Giordano and Mathew Giordano and his wife Marizel Santiago, her parents Michael and Annette (Mary) Positino and her sister Catherine Positino. She is also survived by her grandparents Dominick and Catherine as well as many other relatives and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook NJ on Thursday July 5, 2018 from 7-9 PM. A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Lodi on Friday July 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM.

SHAWN ANTHONY STURDY, age 23, of Saddle Brook passed on June 17, 2018.  Shawn is survived by his parents Vincent J. and Lisa Sturdy (nee DiStefano), brother Vincent S. Sturdy, grandfather Rocco DiStefano, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and co-workers. Shawn was a Bridge and Tunnel Agent for the Port Authority of NY & NJ and was currently assigned to the Holland Tunnel. Shawn was a Lieutenant of Saddle Brook Volunteer Fire Department Engine Company # 1.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals at 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook. Gathering and visiting hours on Friday, June 22 from 4 PM to 8 PM.  Funeral services from funeral home on Saturday, June 23 at 10 AM. Cremation to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House of Scranton, PA at 332 Wheeler Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510. (rmhscranton.org/get-involved

JOSEPHINE B. LEPTUCH (nee Tylutki) age 95, of Saddle Brook NJ, passed on May 25, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Charles Leptuch.  Josephine is survived by her children Odette Haight and Clare Garner, her grandchildren Daniel Garner, Jennifer Emanuel, Robert C. Haight, Odette S. Strohman and Cheryl Stehr, and great-grandchildren Tyler Emanuel, Brianna Emanuel, Robert John Haight, Kaitlyn Haight, Harper Strohman, Hadley Strohman and Christa Stehr. She is also survived by her siblings Lorraine Spezio and George Tylutki. 

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth St., Saddle Brook NJ. Viewing will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday May 30, 2018 from 4-8 PM. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Peter and Paul Polish National Church, 126 River Dr, Passaic, NJ on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 10AM. Entombment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook. 


GIUSEPPA DILISI (nee Arrigo) of Saddle Brook NJ, passed on May 26, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Girolamo DiLisi. Giuseppa worked hard for her entire life as a talented seamstress; first in Italy where she started her own business and taught her own students how to sew and then in the U.S. where she was employed by several clothing manufacturers and bridal boutiques. Her most important job in life was being a devoted, loving mother, who always gave her time and all her heart. Each member of her extended family has fond memories of stopping in to see Zia Pina and spending hours visiting around the kitchen table. A woman of boundless energy who believed in the importance of family, she worked tirelessly to provide for her family in a home that always seemed to hold the aroma of delicious Italian food. 

Giuseppa is survived by her children Rose DiLisi-Juliano, her husband Daniel and Jack DiLisi, her granddaughters Taylor, Hayley, and Melanie and step-granddaughters Jessica and Nikole. She is also survived by her brothers Vincenzo Arrigo, his wife Carmelina and Salvatore Arrigo, his wife Patricia as well as many nieces and nephews. Giuseppa is pre-deceased in life by her parents Vincenzo and Filippa Arrigo and her sister Maria Arrigo.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth St., Saddle Brook NJ. Viewing will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday May 29, 2018 from 4-8 PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip The Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Entombment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.
LOUIS J. CENNIMO, age 78, of Elmwood Park, NJ passed away at home on May 20, 2018.  Louis was born in Bayonne and lived in Saddle Brook.   He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves.  He worked as a Bail Bondsman for Shaw Bail Bonds of Hackensack. Aside from his family, his two greatest passions were auto racing and playing pool. He was pretty good at both. Louis is survived by his sons, Sal Cennimo and his wife Donna of Lodi, Keith Cennimo and his wife Shelley of Lodi and Corey Thomson of Point Pleasant Boro.  Also survived by his sister Mary Ann Dare and her husband Chris of Elmwood Park and his grandson Michael Cennimo and his wife Lisa.  Louis was pre-deceased by his sisters Sally Aurilia and Barbara Porcoro.  He is also survived by his brother-in-laws Ralph Aurilia and Frank Porcoro.  Services were private.

FRANK THURSTON TARYLA, age 61, of Saddle Brook passed on May 11, 2018. Born July 21, 1956 in Paterson, NJ, he was the son of the late Stanley and Kathryn Taryla. Frank graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1974. He worked as a self-employed plumber since 1992 and worked happily for the community until his passing. He dedicated his remaining time to his family and to Warren Point Presbyterian Church. Frank was an honest and hard working man with a passion for astronomy, music, and classic automobiles. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Marilyn Janet (Mackay) Taryla, along with three children; Nicholas (Joli), Christina (Matt Martinez), and Frank J. (Erica) Taryla; three grandchildren; four brothers, Stan (Eileen - deceased), Jan), Joe (Peggy - deceased), Dave (Ellen), and Ken (Paula); and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Frank is also predeceased by his brother John.

Services and visitation hours for Frank Taryla will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10 AM at Warren Point Presbyterian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Interment to immediately follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Frank's life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Warren Point Presbyterian Church, 17 S Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.

SALVATORE SCOZZARI, age 93, of Saddle Brook passed on April 19, 2018.  Born June 7, 1924 in Garfield, NJ, he was the son of the late Nicholas Scozzari and Rose (Abruscato) Scozzari. Salvatore, who was known as "Sam" was a textile designer and designed men's neckties.  In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling, watching sports on TV, listening to big band music, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Salvatore is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Cira (Spinella) Scozzari, along with four children and spouses; Ronald and Margaret Scozzari, Glenn and Teresa Scozzari, Daniel and Linda Scozzari, Rose and Mike Brown; two grandchildren, Nina Scozzari and Sophia Scozzari, and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral and visitation for Salvatore Scozzari will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 11AM to 1PM at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ.  Entombment to follow in Calvary Cemetery 58 McLean Blvd. Paterson, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.

BETTY JEAN RIBARRO (nee Aulisio), age 90 of Saddle Brook, NJ passed on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Beloved wife of Joseph M. Ribarro.  Betty is survived by her children Sandra del Corral and her husband Tom, JoAnn Schiano and her husband Dan, her grandchildren David, Adam, Brian, Christopher, Rebecca and Rachel and 5 great-grandchildren.  She is pre-deceased by her son Joseph Ribarro Jr.

Memorial gathering and services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ.Memorial services at the funeral home on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 4pm - 8pm with prayer service to begin at 7 pm.

HELEN HOLUB (nee Chisick), 93, of Elmwood Park, NJ passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Holub (1995). Devoted mother of Nicholas, Jr. and his wife JoAnn, Dr. Barbara Holub Bizub and husband Peter. Loving grandmother of Justin. Predeceased by her father Peter and mother Mary (nee Mikulik), brother Michael and sister Marie. Also survived by her sister-in-law Anne, brother-in-law Basil, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephew. She was born in Sagamore, Pa and came to N.J. as a teenager. Helen worked for Western Electric for 27 years retiring in 1984. She was a parishioner of Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church of Garfield, NJ and a member of its Mother’s Club. She also was a member of Elmwood Park Leisure Club and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Her greatest joy was her family, friends, and Church. She will be greatly missed. 

Gathering and visitation Monday, April 9, 3-5 & 7-9 pm at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. Funeral Service Tuesday April 1011:30 am at Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church, 474 Outwater Lane, Garfield, N.J. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

MARTIN BELLO Jr., age 62, of Garfield went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2018. Beloved son of Florence Clark Greene and the late Martin Bello Sr.  Martin is also survived by his ex-wife of 16 years, Margaret Daddis and their three Children: Melissa, Martin III, and the late Michael John Bello and his six grandsons: Ronen Cruz, Charles Ingersoll, Michael John Bello Jr, Martin Francis Bello, Roark Votee, and Grayson Jon Bello, his brother and sister-in-law Lenny and Jen Bello, and longtime companion Michele Paul. 

Arrangements are from  Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook. A memorial service was held at the funeral home on Saturday April 7, 2018 from 1-3PM.


JOSEPH TESTA, age 87, of Saddle Brook passed on March28, 2018. Beloved husband to Pietrina Testa (nee Cutaia.) Loving father of Rose Marie Arlia and her husband Gabe, JoAnn Testa, and Frank Testa and his wife Bernadette. Dear Grandfather of Joseph, Christie, Victoria, Tommy, Matthew, and Christopher.

Joseph was a military veteran serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a Computer Programmer for many years. Joe was also a Reserve Police Officer in the Township of Saddle Brook.

Arrangements are from  Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook. Viewing at the funeral home on Sunday, April 1st from 4-9PM.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday April 2, 2018 at 9:30AM at St. Philip The Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook. Entombment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson NJ.  

MURIAL ROSE WITTMANN (nee Kurz), age 98, of Saddle Brook passed on February 28, 2018. Beloved wife of the late George Wittmann.  Murial was the loving mother to 11 children, George Wittmann Jr. and his wife Pegge, the late Stephen Wittmann, Judith McDowell and her late husband Denis, Eric Wittmann and his wife Susan, Eileen Wittmann, the late Kenneth Wittmann, Paul Wittmann and his wife Aletha, Ruth Wittmann-Price and her late husband David, Janet DeVito and her husband Michael, Mary Bilali and her husband Tim, and John Wittmann and his wife Christine. She was the proud grandmother to 30 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Murial was also, pre-deceased in life by her brother the late Walter Kurz, grandson the late George Wittmann III and her lifelong friend Sister Mary Martin (Julia).

One of Murial’s greatest gifts was her artistic ability. She loved to draw and create which undoubtedly led to her work as a seamstress. Murial made hundreds of her own garments, ranging from wedding gowns to doll clothes. When it came to things made of fabric, there was nothing she couldn’t make or fix. She loved and was loved by all of her faithful clients.

Murial was a parishioner of St. Philips the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook , NJ where she made many altar cloths and communion dresses for children that needed them.  Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A memorial mass will be held on Friday March 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Phillip The Apostle Church, Saddle Brook NJ.  Inurnment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee.  In lieu of flowers donations to Dominican Nuns of Our Lady of Mt. Thabor Monastery, 1295 Bald Eagle Lake Rd., Ortonville, MI 48462 would be appreciated.

ROBERT G. DANELSKI, 77, of Garfield passed at home on March 1, 2018.  Robert was born in Passaic and lived in Garfield for over 40 years.  Robert was a Machinist for many years and was a military veteran who served in the U.S. Army.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 415 of Saddle Brook.  Robert is survived by his beloved wife Patricia, his 5 children, Robert Danelski Jr. and his wife Kirsten, Kristina Danelski and her husband Jim Hill, Barbara Mabry and her husband Ron, Sarah Tamweber and her husband John, and Scott Danelski and his fiancé Dena Jewell.  He is also survived by his grand-daughters Nicole and Jessica Mabry, and soon to be grand-daughter Emma Tamweber, and his sisters, Patricia Riddell and her husband Nick, Marcia Kutcha and her husband John, and his sister-in-law Joyce Danelski.  Robert was pre-deceased by his brother William Danelski. 

Funeral services and gathering will be at Kugler Community Home for Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook on Monday March 5th from 4-8pm.  Prayer services at funeral home on Tuesday March 6th at 10:30am.  Entombment to follow at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Paterson, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to John Theurer Cancer Center c/o Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, NJ in memory of Robert Danelski.

MARY R. TETI (Nee ALLEN) of Saddle Brook passed on February 24, 2018.  Mary was born in Paterson, NJ and lived in Saddle Brook for over 50 years.  She was a Secretary for Prentice Hall Publishing in Englewood Cliffs for over 25 years.  Mary was a long-time active and faithful parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Saddle Brook.  She was also a member of the Saddle Brook Senior Citizens Club and AARP.  Mary was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Begin (1984) and the late Joseph Teti  (2009). Mary is also predeceased by her brother John Allen.    

Mary is survived by her daughter Kathleen LeMay, her son Robert Begin, her brother Thomas Allen and grandchildren Brian Begin and Robert Begin II.  

Visiting and gathering hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook on Thursday, March 1st from 9 to 11AM.  Funeral mass to immediate follow at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church Saddle Brook at 11:30AM.  Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery Saddle Brook.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Philip the Apostle RC Church, Saddle Brook.

KENNETH JOHN SLOWIK SR., age 70, of Saddle Brook, passed on February 8, 2018.  Beloved husband of Beverly Slowik (nee Tylutki). Loving father of Kenneth Slowik Jr. and his wife Candice. Dear grandfather to  Stella and Marina Slowik. Ken is also survived by his sister Patricia Danis, his nephew Damien Danis and niece Darlene LeMasson  and her husband Peter.

Ken served in the Unites States Army and is a member of the American Legion Post 415 in Saddle Brook. He is a retired Saddle Brook Police Officer, where he served for 25 years. He was also the owner of Ken's Tree and Stump Removal.  

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday February 11, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Gathering and funeral services at the funeral home on Monday, February 12, 2018 beginning at 10 AM. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

MICHAEL NORTON, age 67, of Saddle Brook, passed on January 18, 2018. Loving father of Jason and Tanya Norton. Dear grandfather to Christian, Brandon, Brianna and Anthony. Beloved brother of Ginger and her husband Jack.

Arrangements  from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6-8 PM

ANDREW J. MAJKOWICZ, age 89, of Saddle Brook, passed on January 11, 2018.  Beloved husband of Loretta Majkowicz (nee Patierno). Loving father of Andrew and LaurieAnn Lisanti (nee Majkowicz). Dear grandfather to  Deborah, Brooke, Taylor, Michael, John, Andrew and Sophia. 

Andrew served in the Unites States Army during the Korean War. He worked as an automotive mechanic for most of his life. After, Andrew worked for 14 years in the County Parks. He loved his job very much. Andrew was a devoted and loving  husband and father will be dearly missed.

Arrangements  from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Philip The Apostle Church in Saddle Brook at 9:30 AM.  Inurnment of ashes will be held at a later date. 

MARGARET T. NAHAY (nee Neumann) passed on January 8, 2018.  Margaret was the loving daughter of the late Robert V. Neumann and Margaret (nee Kenny).  Margaret was born in Bronx, NY and was the oldest of four siblings.  She was pre-deceased by her two sisters, Edith Spencer and Cindy Smith, and is survived by her brother Robert Neumann and his companion Maryann.  Margaret was also pre-deceased by her beloved husband Michael Nahay in 2008.  Margaret is survived by and is the loving Mother of Michael R. Nahay, Katherine Creed, Geraldine Nahay-Roepke and her husband Jeffrey, and Laura Dunlap and her husband Bob, and Mother-in-Law of David Sheridan.   Margaret is pre-deceased by her daughter Margaret (Peggy) Sheridan in November 2017, and her sons Kevin in 2015 and Thomas in 1995.  Margaret is also survived by her 12 loving grandchildren, Ilya Nahay and his wife Lenka, Zita Nahay, Larry Creed and his wife Jana, Katherine Creed, Brittany Nahay, Jamie Lynn Nahay, Laura Jean Dunlap, Robert Dunlap and his wife Michelle, Kyle Dunlap, Shane Dunlap, Brooke Dunlap and Amber Dunlap.  Also her 12 loving great-grand-children, Ava Creed, Taylor Summers, Morraja Summers, Michael T. Nahay, Ryan Dunlap, Blake Dunlap, Jordan Dunlap, Madison Dunlap, Thomas Dunlap, Brian Dunlap, Olivia Dunlap and Liam Dunlap.

Margaret was a Lioness for her cubs.  She was a tough but kind person.  She was true to her core, even in times of severe challenges nearing to what became her last moments.  While able to speak, she expressed a genuine and loving concern for her family's well being.  She was a fighter for life, for survival, to the end.  She will be forever loved and missed.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting  hours Friday January 12 from 4 to 8 pm.  Funeral on Saturday January 13 gathering at the funeral home at 8am and then to St. Michael's Cathedral Chapel, 415 Lackawanna Ave. Woodland Park, NJ for 9:30 services.  Interment to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack, NJ 

MARIA LUIGIA LALLI, age 88 of Saddle Brook, passed on December 28, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Antonio Lalli. Maria is predeceased by her parents Paolo and Celeste Santoianni and her siblings Angelo Santoianni, Antonio Santoianni, Santa Pelillo, and Teresa Colombo. She is survived by her loving children Maria Lalli, Rosetta Hornby and her husband John, and John Lalli as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook NJ. Viewing at the funeral home on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 3-7 PM. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Virgin in Garfield on Monday January 8, 2018 at 10 AM. Entombment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

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