2022


MARIA MLYNARYK, age 90, of Garfield NJ, passed away on November 26, 2022.  Maria is the beloved mother of Maria D'Affronte and her husband Justin, Bogie Klemenko, and Ewa Mlynaryk. She is the loving sister of Irene, Eugene and Peter. Maria is also survived by her four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 3-7pm with Parastas prayers to begin at 6pm.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church 217 President St. Passaic on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11am. Interment to immediately follow in St. Mary's Cemetery Saddle Brook, NJ.

CHERYL KAHN (nee Roedema) age 54, of Jackson NJ, passed away on November 21, 2022.

Cheryl is the loving mother of Barbara Chinchilla and her husband Jordan and Stephanie Kahn and her fiance Devin Pavao and grandmother of Jace, Dominic, Aubrey and Bryce. She is the beloved daughter of Daniel and Barbara Roedema and dear sister of Daniel and Michael Roedema. Cheryl also leaves behind her precious dog Bear, who she loved dearly.

Private services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ.

JOSEPH DI STEFANO, age 78, of Saddle Brook, passed away on November 19, 2022.

Joseph served as a member in the United States Army during the Vietnam war and worked as an insurance salesman for Colonial Penn, in Hackensack NJ. After retiring from Colonial Penn, he worked as a school bus driver for the Bergen county school district. Joseph was an avid reader and loved animals, especially cats. He was a generous donor to the ASPCA and Elmwood Park Animal Shelter.

Joseph is survived by his brother Anthony Di Stefano and his wife Rosemary, his nieces and nephews, Mark Di Stefano, Jennifer Kosich and her husband Chirstopher, Laura Venezia and her husband Michael as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook  NJ. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 2-5pm. Interment in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA in Joseph’s name.

LORRAINE HANDZO, age 91 of Saddle Brook, passed away on November 13, 2022.

Lorraine is the beloved wife of the late Michael Handzo Jr. She is the loving mother of Gregory, Allen, Michael Scott and Glenn Handzo and grandmother of Dylan and Michael Handzo. Dear sister of Walter Snyder and Bernice Ambrose. Lorraine is predeceased in life by her son Michael Scott Handzo and her siblings Maryann Snyder, Alice Logatto and Ronald Snyder.

Lorraine worked for the  Bergen Record in Saddle Brook as a branch canceller for 20 years.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 21, 2022 from 5-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10am. Interment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

RICHARD T. FERNANDEZ, age 51, of Saddle Brook NJ, passed away unexpectedly on November 5, 2022. 
Devoted husband of Erin Byrnes Fernandez. Loving father of Lucy Alice Fernandez and Emma Dae Fernandez. Dear son of Mary Rice Benjamin and brother of Lisa Fennell and her husband Bruce. Richard is also survived by his mother-in-law Alice Byrnes, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
 
Richard was born in New York, NY and is a graduate of Waldwick High School. He worked for Net-A-Porter in Mahwah, NJ in various divisions for the last 13 years. He was a good and decent man who put his family above all else. Loved in life and in death. He will be sorely missed.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 4-8pm. Funeral Services at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11am. Cremation private.
ANGELO J. CATALDOA of Oakland, N.J., (son of Angelo T. and Jennie Cataldo) passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Oakland for the last forty years. Angelo began his career as a Sheriff’s Officer then worked his way up to the Bergen County Superior Court and eventually to Chief Case Manager, Civil Division in the N.J. Judiciary. Angelo received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Social Sciences, both at William Paterson College. He was admitted to Pi Lambda Theta, National Honor and Professional Association in Education, and Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society. Angelo was a proud member of the U.S. Coast Guard. During vacations he traveled to many countries with his wife, specifically Italy, where he developed a passion for Italian wines which culminated in his writing a well-received book on the wines of different regions.

Angelo leaves behind his devoted wife Cecilia of sixty-two years; his loving sister Monica Fuchs of Hasbrouck Heights; his 2 adored nephews, David and Steven Grieco; his loving sister-in-law Rita Bennett and brother-in-law Roy of Hampshire, UK, and many dear friends. He is predeceased in life by his brother in law, Joseph E. Fuchs.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10am. Interment in Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in his memory to one of his favorite charities: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436 (a no-kill shelter); the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250, or The Salvation Army, PO Box 3124, Union, NJ 07038

JOSEPH S. WYSOCKI, age 59, of Elmwood Park passed on October 27, 2022.  Joseph was born in Passaic, NJ on December 2, 1962 and lived in Elmwood Park since 1964. Joseph was a former plumber with Local 24, most recent with Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

Joseph is survived by his sisters, Patricia Sabato and her husband Richard, and Claire Schulman and her late husband Jeffrey, his brother Edward T. Wysocki, his nieces and nephews Cheryl and David Cooke, Samatha Turco and husband Lawrence, Joey Wysocki, Eddy Wysocki and great-nieces and nephews Jackson, Taylor and Luca Turco who were lucky to spend time with their fun great uncle over the summer.  Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Edward J. Wysocki (Sept. 1, 2020) and Madeline Wysocki (Dec. 1, 2020).

Joe “Hambone” was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He loved his Harleys and was always quick to make everyone laugh.  He will be missed by his family and many close friends- who were also his family that he always enjoyed sharing “vittles” with on the grill.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th Street Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at funeral home on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 4-8pm. Funeral mass at Saint Anne’s Church in Fair Lawn on Thursday November 3, 2022 at 10:30am. Private cremation afterwards.

VINCENT M. CROWLEY, age 92, of Saddle Brook, passed away on October 26, 2022.

Vincent is the beloved husband of 64 years to Patricia Crowley (nee Ivers). Loving father of Kathy Marino and her husband Mark and Kevin Crowley. Dear Grandfather of Amanda and Kayla Marino and brother of Richard Crowley and his late wife Mary, Jack Crowley and his late husband Jim, and the late Joan VanReek.

Vincent was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War.  He was a life member of Saddle Brook Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post 3484) and was honored as the Grand Marshall of the Saddle Brook Memorial Day Parade in 2015.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th St. Saddle Brook NJ.Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 4-8pm. Funeral services on Monday, October 31, 2022 beginning at 10am at the funeral home. Interment to immediately follow in Forest Green Park Cemetery, Morganville, NJ.

RUTH EMMA DALY (Thompson), age 92, of Saddle Brook passed peacefully on October 23, 2022. She was the cherished wife of the late John Daly. She was also pre-deceased by her beloved mother Martha Thompson, sister Helen and brother Jack.

Ruth was a loving mother to Terri Freguletti and her husband Frank, Lori Morosco and her husband Richard and James Daly and his wife Kathy.  She was an adored grandmother to Alexa and Zachary Freguletti, Matthew, Nicholas, Kristyn and Brianna Morosco and Tricia and Kevin Daly. She was also a Great Grandmother to Mia, Blake and Riley.

Ruth was born in Montvale, NJ and lived in Saddle Brook since 1950. Ruth worked as the Court Clerk for Saddle Brook Municipal Court for many years before her retirement. Her passions were her family, bingo and trips to Atlantic City.

A private graveside service will be held at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus, NJ.  Arrangements by Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th Street. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 Tel. (973) 478-2500.

In Loving Memory of

NARINDER KAUR     July 3, 1945 - Sept 30, 2022

Program for Bhog and Anton Ardas as follows:

Saturday October 22, 2022 
10am - 12 noon
Viewing and Kirtan
Kugler Community Home For Funerals
311 5th Street Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

12 noon - Procession to Crematorium

1pm - Cremation Service  Cedar Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, 200 McLean Boulevard Paterson, NJ

2pm - Guru Ka Langar
2:30 - 4pm Bhog Sehaj Path,  Kirtan Antim Ardas, Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Glen Rock
541 Prospect Street Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Contacts:
S. Rupinder Singh (Son) 201-577-2829   Sdn Paramjit Kaur (Daughter) 201-835-0043   S. Daljit Singh (Son-in-law) 201-281-8980

AMPARO FLORES, age 79, of Garfield passed peacefully on October 20, 2022. Amparo was born in Puebla, Mexico and lived in Garfield, NJ since 2006.  Amparo is survived by her daughter Sandra Divito, her son Pedro Flores and his wife Anna, and her grandchildren Allessandra Divito, Martin Flores and Isabella Flores. Amparo is also survived by her sisters, Graciela Briones, Leonor Briones, Gudelia Briones, and brothers, Moises Briones and Nazario Briones.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Saturday October 22, 2022 from 4-6pm.

RICHARD ANTHONY CIRELLO, age 82, of Fair Lawn passed on October 17, 2022.  Richard was born in Passaic and lived in Fair Lawn since 1975.  Richard worked in Building Maintenance for Hoffman La-Roche in Nutley, NJ for 37 years prior to his retirement. Richard was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 2853 of Fair Lawn.

Richard is survived by his loving Son, Vincent A. Cirello and his wife Kimberly of Saddle Brook, his grandchildren Vincent Jr. and Olivia, his sisters, Lucille "Tudy" Cyrek and her husband Stanley, Joyce Schmidt and her husband Robert, and Joann Giaconia and her husband Robert.  Richard is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Richard is predeceased by his wife Geraldine in 1991.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook, NJ.  Visiting hours on Thursday, October 20th from 4-8pm.  Funeral services on Friday, October 21st 10:30 am at the funeral home.  Interment immediately afterwards in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook. 

VICTORIA D. MURPHY (nee DeRosa), age 73, of Saddle Brook NJ, passed away on October 12, 2022.
Victoria is the beloved wife of 48 years to Robert Murphy Jr. Loving mother of Robyn Scherzer and her husband Jordan. Adored grandmother of Jackson and Madelyn Scherzer. Dear sister of August DeRosa and his wife Barbara. Caring aunt, cousin and friend of many. Victoria is predeceased in life by her son Robert Murphy III. 
Victoria was a longtime active parishioner of St Philip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook. She was a graduate of St Vincent Academy in Newark, Douglass College in New Brunswick and Seton Hall University in South Orange. Victoria was a career government employee until she retired in 2005. 
Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 4-8pm. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 9:30am at St. Philip the Apostle RCC. Interment in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. 
WANDA VARGO   June 14, 1931 - October 6, 2022

Wanda Vargo (nee Schmitt), age 91, of Lodi passed away on October 6, 2022. Wanda is the beloved wife of 65 years to the late George Vargo.  Wanda is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as her godson and his family. 

Funeral services and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th Street, Saddle Brook NJ.  Visiting hours on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  Funeral services on Thursday, October 13, 2022 scheduled to begin at 10:30am at the funeral home.  Internment to immediately follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack, NJ.

DRAGAN ILIC, age 68, of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ passed suddenly on September 28, 2022. Dragan was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and came to the United States in 1983.  Dragan was a self employed construction worker working at various construction projects throughout the Bergen County area.

Dragan is survived by his son, Alexsandar Ilic of Jersey City, sister Milka Fejzic, Niece Daniela Fejzic of Freehold NJ, and his partner and best friend Bakir Madjzuka of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.

Funeral visiting hours and services will be held on Saturday October 8th, 2022 from 2 to 4pm at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 Tel. (973) 478-2500.

The following statement is issued by Dragon’s son, Alexsandar:

  Hi everyone, My name is Alexsandar Ilic. I am Dragan’s only child. I would like to thank everyone who has reached out and all that may come this coming Saturday to honor my Dad. Some have gone out of their way and may have to travel a very long distance to pay your respects and I know my father appreciates it.
  Anyone that has had the opportunity to truly get to know my father knows that he really enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and loved to joke around. In addition to his family demeanor, he was an honest, loyal, kind, and humble human being that would give the shirt off his back to anyone that needed it! |
  My father was a simple man. He lived a simple lifestyle until one day I entered the picture and made it not so simple anymore. The huge significance of that decision to take me in is so great that I would most likely not be in this world today if it wasn’t for him pulling me out of the horrific war in Sarajevo, Bosnia. In 1993, he gave his 12-year old son a second chance at life. 
  I am grateful for the time we had together and I will cherish all of the memories we created together. You will be greatly missed. I will continue to carry our name with honor and pride, as you once did, and hope to make you proud.

Your loving Son,
Alexsandar Ilic

ELEANOR D. HILL, age 85, of Saddle Brook NJ, passed away on October 1, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Albert Hill. Loving mother of Doris Hill and Valerie Branca and her husband Michael. Dear grandmother of Alexander Branca. Eleanor is also survived by her siblings, Harold, Lillian, Margaret and Charles as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Eleanor worked for the Saddle Brook Board of Education for 25 years.

Services from Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 4-8pm. Interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa NJ on Thursday, October 6, 2022 with a gathering at the funeral home at 11am.
MARIE ELAINE KENNY, age 80, of Saddle Brook passed away on September 25, 2022. Marie was born in Hoboken NJ, on November 13, 1941 and moved to Saddle Brook in 1967. She is the beloved wife of the late Michael P. Kenny Jr. She is survived by her children, Mike and his late wife, Karen, Charles and his wife, Jill, David and his wife, Lynn, and Rosemarie Rudd and her husband, Ed. In addition, she is also survived by her eleven loving grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Allyson, Giuliana, Charles, Lauren, Jonathan, Jason, Caitlyn, Katie and Abby and her dear brother Charles Hansen and his wife Debbie. She is predeceased in  life by her sister Diane Schwab and her husband Robert.

Marie loved spending time in Ocean Beach with her family and friends. She loved hosting holiday dinners and baking cookies with her children and grandchildren. Marie volunteered for the PTA, SBHS Band Boosters, SBHS Soccer Boosters, the Saddle Brook Soccer Association and was a youth soccer coach. 

Services from Kugler Funeral Home, Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 4-8pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle RCC on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:30am. Cremation Private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Marie's name.

ANNIE HOLUB, 97, of Midland Park, NJ formerly of Garfield, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2022 after a brief illness.  Annie was born on June 3, 1925 and was raised in Garfield, NJ by her loving parents, the late Stephen Holub and Mary Rusin Holub.

Annie attended Columbus School No.8  and was a graduate of the Garfield High School Class of 1944.  She completed nursing school at Paterson State College with courses at New York University.  She graduated as a registered nurse (RN) and worked at Passaic General Hospital. 

Annie was a head nurse at Passaic General when she joined Continental Can Company as a plant nurse at their Passaic, NJ factory. There her career as an occupational health nurse spanned 33 years.  During that time she also entered into private practice and became the office nurse for Dr. Peter DeBell in Passaic.  At times, Annie worked all three jobs, never taking a break - even on holidays. After leaving the nursing profession, Annie continued her empathetic, caring and compassionate ways with everyone she met. She had the highest respect for those aides and nurses that would eventually care for her knowing what a vital and difficult role it is.

Annie was a lifelong parishioner of the Three Saints R.O. Church in Garfield where she was a soprano in the church choir for more than 60 years.  As member of the Mother’s and Women’s Club, she helped prepare tens of thousands of pierogi, nut cakes and poppy seed cakes over many decades to help fund the building of a new church.  A deeply faith-filled person, Annie became the church caretaker at her retirement from nursing and served in that role for almost 20 years.

In 2010, Annie moved to Midland Park, where as family matriarch she continued to be a steady source of calm and guidance for her family.  Annie loved the beach and family vacations in Wildwood Crest and Ocean City, NJ.  She was passionate about laundry, her politics and having a good time.  She enjoyed watching old westerns, gathering with family and all holiday events.  Annie was seemingly able to always make her family laugh even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Annie was part of the “Greatest Generation” and she lived with integrity, humility and strength.  She was a warm-hearted and devoted daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and “Nanny” throughout her life.  Always thoughtful, loyal and loving to friends, she was a gift to all those who knew her.  Annie was generous and unselfish always putting others before herself.  Her family was her greatest joy. 

Annie is survived by her dedicated brother-in-law, Basil Krenitsky, nephew and godson Nicholas Holub, Jr., wife JoAnn, niece Barbara Bizub, husband Peter, nephew Bob Krenitsky, wife JoAnn, and niece Arlene Santaella, husband Christopher.  Also surviving are her six beloved great-nephews and nieces who lovingly called her “Nanny”: Justin Bizub, Lauren Santaella, Lindsey Santaella, Anna Krenitsky, Lainey Santaella and Bobby Krenitsky, Jr. and godchildren Marianne Schack Fitzgerald and John Opuda Jr.   She is pre-deceased by her parents, her sister Helen Krenitsky, brother Nicholas Holub Sr., and sister-in-law Helen Holub.

Annie would say, “It’s always faster going home than when you’re going somewhere.”  After 97 short years, Annie is home.

Visiting hours are 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 22 at Kugler Funeral Home, 311 5th St, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Parastas will be at 7 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am on Friday, September 23 at Three Saints R.O. Church, 474 Outwater Lane, Garfield, NJ.  Internment will follow at the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Annie’s request to Hospice Care at The Valley Hospital Foundation, https:// www.valleyhospitalfoundation.org/donate , or mailed to The Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (In Memory of Annie Holub, Hospice Care).

PAUL RAYMOND NELSON, 1916 - 2022. Paul was born in Hagerman, Idaho on May 31st , 1916, moving as a young boy first to Olympia, Washington and then to Seattle, at a timewhen board side-walks and fire engines pulled by horses were the norm. In 1925 when he was nine, the family moved to Hollywood, just two years after the city’s famous sign was erected. Then in 1933, his family moved to Galesburg, Illinois, where Paul completed his last two years of high school and then enrolled at Knox College for a BA degree, majoring in chemistry.

As Paul was completing his final year at Knox in 1942, DuPont was looking for chemists to assist in the War effort and spoke to the Science Department at Knox. They recommended Paul, who had straight-A’s in chemistry. With permission from Knox College, Paul interviewed and immediately joined Dupont at the Ordinance Works in Kankakee, Illinois – a month before final exams and his graduation ceremony. Then in 1944, DuPont transferred Paul to Hanford Engineering Works, Washington, to work on the Manhattan Project. Here he gained a top security clearance and was eventually made ranking supervisor responsible for directing the operation of a plutonium production reactor.

In 1958, Paul accepted a position in New York City with the Atomic Energy Commission (which in 1975 became the Nuclear Regulatory Commission) as a health physicist and radiation specialist, to monitor compliance with health and safety regulations governing the use of radioactive materials by AEC licensees in the North-East region. Following his retirement in 1978 at 62, Paul worked a further ten years as a consultant to NRC licensees. Certification for consultancy required ongoing courses and an 8-hour physics exam every five years.

Although having contracted smallpox, polio and scarlet fever in his early youth, he became an accomplished athlete -- competing at Los Angeles representative level in sprints and broad jump, and, subsequently, a talented baseball pitcher, a keen target archer and fisherman. In his later years, Paul took up sailing, mastered celestial navigation and went bare-boating on Long Island Sound.

On the east coast, the family settled in Upper Montclair, NJ and were active members of Union Congregational Church. Paul sang in the choir there for many years and also sang with the Montclair Men’s Glee Club and the Montclair Operetta Club.

He was also a meticulous craftsman, acquiring knowledge and considerable skill in fabricating bowstrings, arrows and fishing rods. On a larger scale, Paul was an accomplished handyman: with three friends, he built a two-story cabin near Mount Rainier, and, in retirement in New Jersey, he transformed a summer cottage on Lake Glen Wild into a year-round home.

In 1943, when Paul was working for DuPont in Kankakee, he met Cena (Lucena) Cryder. They married in 1944 in Washington State, settling in Richland, a government town constructed for those working at Hanford. The union lasted 77 years until Cena’s death in September 2021. The closeness of their relationship is symbolized by their love of dancing. Right up to their final years, they would invariably draw warm applause when a dance floor gave them the opportunity to display not only their ballroom dancing skill, but their evident joy in being together.

Paul and Cena raised two daughters, Andrea (living in Sydney, Australia) and Barbara (Asheville, North Carolina), both of whom were with Paul during his last weeks. Paul is survived by his daughters, his five grandchildren (Paul, John, Mark, Anna and Andrew) and his nine great-grandchildren (Henry, Lucy, Samantha, Luke, Verity, Felicity, Toby, Vera and Ryan).

Paul and Cena lived at their Lake Glen Wild home until 2018, when they opted for an easier lifestyle moving to an apartment at Cedar Crest Senior Living Community in Pompton Plains, where Paul passed away on September 14th, 2022, aged 106.

On the occasion of Paul’s achieving year 100, the President of his alma mater, Knox College, paid him this tribute:

What an extraordinary life you have led – serving our nation in pivotal moments of our history as a nation, with achievements that bridge the intellectual and practical, with hobbies on land and on sea, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. This is a life well-lived.”

DEBRA MARIE DELLAMONICA (nee Yuengling), 60, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on September 14, 2022. Born in Secaucus, raised in Westwood, she was a longtime resident of Fair Lawn before moving to Jackson, NJ. 

Debby was the devoted wife of almost 33 years to Guy, loving mother of Alexa and Alana. She is survived by her mother Cheryl Yuengling, sister Donna Yuengling, nephews Joey and Jeff Sledgianowski, niece Ashton Logue, stepdaughter Nikki Prunella, her husband Dominic and their daughters Francesca and Serafina, as well as Alexa’s fiancé, Tommy Hassel. She was predeceased by her father Bill Yuengling, brother Billy Yuengling, and grandmother Marie Zitzman. 

Debby was so many things to so many people with lifelong friends all over the country, making new ones everywhere she went along the way. She will be deeply missed and leaves a large void in the lives of those who loved her. Debby was a special education preschool teacher for 11 years, recently excited to embark on the next stage of her career as an LDTC. She also volunteered her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children and was an active member of the American Legion #321. 

Visitation will be held at Kugler Funeral Home, 311 North 5th Street, Saddle Brook, NJ, on Sunday September 18 at 2:00 PM with a prayer service at 4:00 PM. As per Deb's wishes, a celebration of life party will be planned for the Spring/Summer 2023.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in her memory to CASA: Ocean County, nonprofit organization she was passionate about (https://www.casaofoceancounty.org/donate.html). 

CONCETTA ALIANO, age 75, of Saddle Brook passed on Sunday September 11, 2022. Concetta was born in Sicily, Italy and lived in Paterson before moving to Saddle Brook. Concetta is survived by her husband Salvatore, her son Pete Aliano, her daughter Angela Sklavounos (and her husband Luis), and her son Frank Aliano. Also survived by her 4 grandchildren Maurice Ambersley, Nicole Aliano, Alyssa and Nicholas Sklavounos, and her 2 great-grandsons Maurice and Mason Ambersley. Concetta is also survived by her sister Giuseppina Andolina (and her husband Michael) in Sicily.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 5th Street, Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at funeral home on Wednesday, September 14th from 4 to 8pm. Funeral mass on Thursday September 15th 10am at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, 188 MacArthur Avenue, Garfield, NJ. Interment to immediately follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Saddle Brook.

GEORGE A. VARGO, age 92, of Lodi passed away at home on September 6, 2022.  George is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Wanda Vargo (nee Schmitt). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. George worked as an engineer for Kearfott in Clifton for 35 years.

Services from Kugler Community Home for Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Thursday September 8, 2022 from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. Funeral services on Friday, September 9, 2022 set to begin at 10:30am at the funeral home. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack NJ.

DONALD W. KISSEL, age 96, of Saddle Brook passed on September 5, 2022. Donald served with the United States Navy during World War II and received many service duty Medals including the American Theatre, Asiatic-Pacific, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and American Victory Medal.

Donald was placed to rest in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday September 7, 2022 with military honors presented by U.S. Navy representatives.

Arrangements by Kugler Community Home for Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook, NJ

RUBEN ARTURO HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ, age 58, of Lodi, NJ passed on August 30, 2022. Ruben was born in Mariscala De Juarez, Huajuapam, Mexico and lived in Lodi, NJ for many years.
Ruben was a Chef for the former El Norte Mexican Restaurant on US Route 46 East in Lodi, NJ.

Ruben is survived by his wife Angela Yolanda Arzola, his sons, his brothers and sister and many family members and friends.

Gathering of family and friends and prayer services were held on Friday September 2, 2022 from 5-9pm at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook (973) 478-2500.


MARY IMMACULATE MANISCALCO
, age 77, of Clifton, NJ passed away on August 27, 2022. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Saverio “Sam” Maniscalco.  She is the loving mother of Angela, Andreana, and James.  She is the adored grandmother of Joseph, Michael, John Michael and Samantha. She is the treasured mother in law of John and Monica and the esteemed future mother in law of Richard.  She is survived by her niece, Diane and predeceased by her parents Joseph and Anna, and her beloved brother, Joseph.

Mary was born on February 20, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY where she lived for 45 years.  After several moves over the years she eventually settled down in Clifton, NJ where she lived for three years.  She was happy to be closer to her daughter, Andreana and her son, James, their respective families and enjoyed taking part in Sunday dinners.

Mary grew up in Brooklyn, NY and enjoyed spending her summers in Pine Bush, NY.  She enjoyed the outdoors and walking around barefoot in the cool grass.  She worked at Cuccio’s Bakery in Brooklyn for many years and then spent the rest of her adult life working in retail.  She enjoyed watching old Westerns and TV shows like Wheel of Fortune, Blue Bloods, Little House on the Prairie, and Dancing with the Stars. She enjoyed doing her word searches while sipping her cup of coffee. Her favorite pastime was to try her luck at scratch off Lotto tickets, tending to her garden and spending time with her group of friends.

A celebration of her life will be from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ.  Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 5-9PM. Private cremation afterwards.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the St. Joseph's Health Foundation/ICU Nurses in memory of Mary of Maniscalco. Envelopes for any donations will be provided at the funeral home.


DOMINIC NARDELLA
, 97, devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle was led into Heaven on August 10, 2022.  He was a vibrant, tender-hearted, family-role model and was the family matriarch of his entire extended family.  Born on January 15, 1925, in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the belated Michael and Raffaela Cursio Nardella of San Marco in Lamis, Italy.  He was preceded in death by his childhood brother, Luigi Nardella. Dominic was a faithful Roman Catholic, deeply devoted to his profession of faith. 

Dominic is survived by his brother, Antonio (Maria) Nardella who resides in Parma, Italy. He was a faithful husband to the late Antoinette DiGeronimo Nardella d.1996, where they showed kindness and loving devotion to each other for over 40 years. Together they raised four children, in Saddle Brook, NJ, Maria (Peter) Plaza, Rae (Mark d.2021) Record, Angela (Michael) Polega, and the late Michael d.2016 (Judy) Nardella.  He was very respected and loved by his family and extended family with great adoration.  His sharp mind and quick wit could be attributed to his completion of crossword puzzles and competitiveness around backgammon with anyone who dared to challenge him.  Dominic was the self-proclaimed “Champion of South Italy” in Bocce Ball for over 30 years, in fact, he was the “Champion of South Italy” in almost everything he did.  He was the joy of a party- especially with a one-telling joke and always had a glass of wine and a sapling of a fig tree for any visitor.

Dominic joined the American Allies Effort to fight against the Fascist Regime in World War II.  Often not discussed, he escaped capture twice during the war.  He worked on the P-51 Mustang Fighter Planes in the efforts of the American Air Force in Italy during the war.  Upon arriving to Ellis Island, as an American Citizen, Dominic was initially employed in the fashion district in New York City where he met his wife.  Dominic later worked for the Bogen Division of Lear Siegler Inc. in Paramus, New Jersey, where he started as a line worker in packaging and finalized his career as a foreman supervisor until his retirement in 1984.  Dominic retired to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where enjoyed many family reunions and cared for his wife Antoinette in a compassionate way for many years.  After the passing of Antoinette, Dominic traveled the world visiting places of pilgrimage such as Jerusalem, Fatima, and countries of appreciation such as France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and many trips to Italy. 

Dominic’s joy in life was his 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  He loved each of them uniquely and served as a role model on how to live and enjoy life.  Every grandchild looked to Grandpa as the way to approach life and how to love their community.  He was influential in their upbringing, career, and life decisions. 

Dominic was a man of service. Most memorable were his years of volunteering at The Atlantic General Hospital, for over 10 years, every week he helped in the Emergency Room and assisted the medical staff, until his age of 90.  Dominic was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Order of The Sons of Italy in America #2474. Dominic was an Italian semi-professional soccer player and a youth soccer coach for his son Michael’s Saddle Brook Team for many years, for five years, going undefeated.

Dominic also took on the role of servant and leader at the same time.  He loved to garden and share his vegetables.  He demonstrated his love of others and his love for family in all he did, most commonly saying, “I LOVE YOU MORE”.  Dominic will live in our hearts forever.   

Funeral Services of Christian Rite Burial are as follows:  Visiting hours on Sunday, August 14th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Monday, August 15th at St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church 488 Saddle River Road Saddle Brook, NJ at 11:00am. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

MARION LO DICO (nee Carlino) age 90 of Saddle Brook, NJ passed on July 28, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Angelo Lo Dico. Loving mother of Peter Lo Dico and John Lo Dico and daughter-in-law Ellen.  Proud grandmother of Nicholas Lo Dico and Jennifer (Andre) Fatovic. Marion was a Travel Agent for Liberty Travel for many years.  Marion enjoyed being with her family and was a proud graduate of Pope Pius HS in Passaic and enjoyed their class reunions and lunches.  Marion also enjoyed getting together with the gang from Liberty Travel and her good friends at Saddle Brook AARP. Marion especially enjoyed taking cruises and visiting her friends in Jamaica.

Services from Kugler Funeral Home 311 5th St. Saddle Brook.   Visiting hours on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 from 2pm - 4pm & 7pm - 9pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 at 9:30am at St. Philip The Apostle Church, 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook. Interment in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

PATRICIA E. LANG, age 74 of Jersey City, passed away on July 9, 2022. Patricia is the beloved mother of Robin Fritz and her husband Anthony, the late John D. Lang Jr., Dawn Sgambati and her husband Robert and Shauna Herrera and her husband Cesar. She is the loving grandmother of four beautiful grandchildren.

Services from Kugler Funeral Home, 311 5th St., Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 4-8pm. Private funeral service with interment in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny NJ.

DAVID CHARLES SHERIDAN, age 71, of Franklin Borough, NJ was suddenly and unexpectedly taken away on June 27th, 2022 and is now reunited again with his loving wife, Margaret aka “Peggy” (nee Nahay) for eternity.

Dave was the beloved son of his late parents, James and Frances (nee Dorgan) Sheridan of Catskills, NY.  Dave was one of two youngest siblings of a large family of brothers, now solely survived by his youngest sister Flo and her husband Angus of Florida. Dave's love of family ideals was appreciated and matched by his in-laws, decedent's Margaret and Michael, Kevin and Thomas, and current survivors, Michael Nahay followed by sisters, Katherine Creed, Geraldine and Jeff Roepke, Laura and Bob Dunlap, plus a sizeable host of adoring nieces and nephews.

Dave recently retired from Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson, after 28 years, where he had excelled at his craft as a professional grounds keeper, dedicated to his responsibilities as well as earning the respect of his colleagues.

Brother and Uncle Dave will be forever missed. Private cremation took place and services will be held at a later date TBD.

SADIE (SARAH) McKEE (nee Devine) of Canandaigua, NY and formerly of New York City and Saddle Brook, NJ passed away peacefully on June 29th, 2022 with family by her side. Sadie was born on August 19, 1925, to Mary and Henry Devine. She married James F. McKee on August 12, 1945. Sadie was a long-time resident of New York City as well as Saddle Brook, New Jersey where she together with James raised their 7 children. In her later years, she moved to Canandaigua NY. Although Sadie worked at many jobs, she was particularly proud of her secretarial skills and volunteer work.

Sadie is predeceased by, her parents, Mary and Henry Devine, her husband James F. McKee, her sister, Hannah Murphy, and her daughter, Joan Scheibener. Sadie was a loving wife to James for over 50 years as well as a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend.  She was incredibly loved by all who knew her. Sadie is survived by her children James (Barbara) McKee, Mary (William) Castiglione, Christine (Joseph) Cecere, John (Jeanette) McKee, Ann (Theodore) Van Santen, and Patricia McKee; her son-in-law Donald Scheibener; her grandchildren Barbara Meramo, James (Kara) McKee, Lauren (Michael) Inganamort, Joseph (Kayla) Cecere, Nickolas( Chiharu) Scheibener, Charles Scheibener, Ryan (Jaclyn) McKee, Jerod (Danielle) McKee, Mallory Daly, James Van Santen, Theo Van Santen, Daniel Van Santen, Jeremy Van Santen, and Vanessa Martell; her great-grandchildren Cara, Marissa Meramo, Ella, Sadie, Madeline Inganamort, Lyla Cecere, Alexander, Sara, Daniel Scheibener, Noah, Eli, Kai, Isaac McKee, Channing, Sawyer, Amelia McKee, Mayla, and Evelyn Daly.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Funeral Home 311 5th St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Wednesday July 6th from 4-8pm.  Funeral mass on Thursday July 7th 11am at St. Philip the Apostle Church Saddle Brook.  Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.   
In lieu of flowers, should family and friends desire, contributions may be made in Sadie McKee’s name to:  The Salvation Army of Canandaigua, NY or St. Vincent de Paul Society – Canandaigua NY

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