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DEBRA GAIL LIBRESCU (nee Gibbons) age 62 of Fair Lawn passed at home on September 10, 2019.  Debra was born in Newark, NJ and lived in North Arlington and Union before moving to Fair Lawn 40 years ago.  Debra is the Daughter of the late Edward and Juanita Gibbons, and loving Mother of her daughters Alyssa and Kristen, and her Son Dakota.  She is also survived by her Grandson Michael and many other loving family and friends.

Debra worked as a Medical Office Manager for Dr. Ernest Scerbo, MD in Fair Lawn.

Gathering and funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 2 to 7pm.  Prayer services to begin 6pm.  Cremation private.    


BERNARD GOLDSHOLL, age 97 of Saddle Brook passed away on August 7, 2019. Bernie was born in the Bronx to the late Esther and Morris Goldsholl. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and then joined the Navy, serving during World War II. Bernie married Adeline in 1951 and they eventually settled in Saddle Brook in 1955. He worked at Bendix as an instrument assembler for 10 years before becoming the owner of Saddle Brook Hardware where he worked for the next 30 years. He also worked as a realtor for both Jill Realty and Weichert Realty in Bergen County. Bernie was active in Saddle Brook politics, serving on the Township Council for 23 years. Always interested in the greater good for Saddle Brook, Bernie enjoyed working with his council colleagues to bring positive change to the community. This was evident at the beginning of his council tenure when he introduced township recycling long before it was regulated and fashionable. He served as president of the local Democratic Club as well as many other positions within the club. Bernie was the beloved husband of the late Adeline for 67 years. He was the devoted father of Lawrence Goldsholl (wife Raphalin), Gary Goldsholl, Ken Goldsholl (wife Nancy), Nancy Chazen (husband Paul) and David Goldsholl (wife Diane). Cherished Grandfather of Douglas Chazen (wife Katie), Allison Chazen, David Goldsholl, Robert Goldsholl, Ryan Goldsholl, Michael Goldsholl and Matthew Goldsholl. Proud great grandfather of Penelope. Dear brother of Sylvia Goldsholl, Ruth Schutz(deceased) and Gertrude Schiffer (deceased). 

A memorial service was held for Bernie on Sunday, Sept 8 at the Marriott Hotel in Saddle Brook. 

In lieu of gifts or flowers, consider donations to the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps., the Saddle Brook Fire Department or the Sierra Club.

NUNZIO SIGONA formerly of Saddle Brook, passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2019. 

He is survived by his two sons John and Frank and wife Carmela.  Nunzio loved soccer, his children, and spending time outdoors around the house.  

Services and arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday September 5, 2019 from 4-8 PM. Cremation private.

VALERIE ARONSKY (nee Von Glahn) age 65, of Saddle Brook passed away on August 20, 2019.

Valerie is survived by her beloved husband Arnold Aronsky, her loving children Leigh Anne Schlomann and her husband Rich and Lori Aronsky and her dear granddaughter Autumn Schlomann. Valerie is also survived by her siblings Barbara Sentipal and her husband Stephen and Steven Von Glahn and his wife Terry.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. A memorial gathering will be held at the funeral home on Friday August 23, 2019 from 10AM to 12PM. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude.

JEANETTE A. TAORMINA  (nee Hanzer) age 84, of Saddle Brook passed away on August 20, 2019.

Jeanette worked for Buitoni Foods in South Hackensack for many years.  

Jeanette is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years James L. Taormina, her loving children James Taormina and Wife Starre, Jay Taormina and Wife Diana and Ronald Taormina and Wife Virginia, her loving grandchildren James Taormina Jr. and Wife Kira, Thomas Taormina, Katrina Taormina, Alexis Taormina and Luis Sierra and loving great-grandchildren Makala Taormina, Zachary Taormina, and  Justin Sierra. 

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 2 to 8pm.  Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook on Saturday  August 24, 2019 at 9:30 am.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson.

JOAN ANTOINETTE HART (nee Papaleo) age 65, of Saddle Brook passed away on August 13, 2019.

Joan was born in Englewood on April 30, 1954 and lived there until she was in fifth grade. She grew up in Emerson and graduated from Emerson High School in 1972. After working  for a couple of years as a secretary, she went to nursing school and became an LPN. On her state boards, she received the highest grade in her entire class. She worked at Pascack Valley Hospital for many years in pediatrics and then became a float for any floor. She started school again at Bergen Community to work toward a Nurse Practitioner degree. After one semester, she was on the Dean's List. Unfortunately,  right after that, her kidneys failed and she could not finish. Thanks to her sister Mary, she was given a new kidney and was able to get 27 more years on this earth. Last year, that kidney failed and she started dialysis. Many more complications arose and finally took her life.

She was the greatest mother and wife. Never thinking about herself but always giving to others. She was the glue that held the family together. She loved just being with family, going to the beach, eating out, visiting new places and just being home.

Joan is survived by her beloved husband Nicholas Hart, her loving children Joli Taryla (Nick) and Patrick Hart, and her dear grandchildren Adi, Maisy, Grace and Reece. She is also survived by her siblings Mary Galvin (Donald) and Frank Papaleo (Wendy) as well as many other loving family members.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4 to 8pm.  Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook on Saturday  August 17, 2019 at 9:30 am.  Interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association, The American Kidney Association, or sign up on the organ donor registry. 

MARY CALOGERO (née Parisi), age 92, of Lords Valley, PA and formerly of Saddle Brook NJ passed on August 3, 2019.  Mary is survived by her three sons Michael Calogero (Carole), Ronald Calogero, and Mark Calogero (Juan Carlos,) her grandsons Timothy and Jason (Jessica,) great-grandchildren Haley and Lia, and her sister Antoinette Paratore (Frank.) 

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ.Visiting hours on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 3-7 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10 AM on Thursday August 8, 2019. Interment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Leukemia Foundation

ALEXANDRA J. LASKOWSKI, age 72, lifetime resident of Saddle Brook passed on August 1, 2019.  Alexandra was the loving daughter of the late Adam and Hilda Laskowski and sister of the late Beverly and Adam Laskowski.  Alexandra is survived by her nieces Regina Barrale and her husband Frank, Pamela Coyle, Amy Laskowski and her nephew Christopher Marafiote and his wife Michele. 

Alexandra worked for Amloid Toy Factory in Saddle Brook for over 30 years.  After working at Amloid she worked as a nurses aide at Prospect Heights Care Center.  

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours at funeral home on Tuesday, August 6th from 10:30am-12:30pm, with prayer services to begin at 12:30.  Interment to immediately follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

JANE M. MILLER (nee Hroncich), 88, born and raised in West New York, NJ, a long-time resident of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on July 30, 2019.

Jane was the beloved wife of Walter F. Miller for 67 years; devoted mother to Lisa Miller and her husband Glenn; Jeffrey Miller and his wife Monique; Richard Miller and his wife Kathy; seven loving grandchildren, Matthew, Adam, Jaclyn, Gregory, Brandon, Lauren and Natalie Miller.  Jane is predeceased in life by her brothers Rocco (Roy) and Nicholas Hroncich. 

Jane was a graduate of Memorial High School, West New York, NJ. She was employed as an administrative assistant for many years, the last firm being Glen Rock Lumber.  Jane enjoyed life, traveling, spending time with her family and loved to read. Jane was a member of the Saddle Brook Woman’s Club and served as President several times during the 1970’s through the 1990’s.   

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 Fifth St., Saddle Brook, NJ.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM, St. Phillips Church, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Interment in Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee, NJ. 

MARION S. SANTOS (nee Giarra), age 79, of Saddle Brook, NJ (Formerly of Cliffside Park) passed on July 19, 2019.  Marion was the beloved wife of the late Mindo Santos, loving mother of John Santos, Luanne Santos, Dana Franks and her husband Jay, dearest grandmother to her grandsons Robert, Kevin, Justin and her granddaughter Devan along with her step-grandchildren Jestina and Jason.  Dearest sister of the late Elizabeth (Betty) and her husband Jim LaPorte, Susan Marto and her husband John and Louis Giarra and his late wife Susan. 

Marion was a member and Past-President of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3484 in Saddle Brook.  She was also a parishioner of the First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ.  Visiting hours at funeral home on Tuesday July 23rd from 4-8 PM.  Funeral prayer services to be held at First Reformed Church 5 Ackerman Avenue in Saddle Brook on Wednesday July 24 at 10:30AM.  Interment in George Washington Memorial Cemetery Paramus, NJ.

CHRISTIE SOLARO-FORMISANO, age 37, of Jefferson, NJ passed tragically on July 14, 2019.  Christie is the beloved mother of Rachel and Ryan, loving daughter of Debbie Wagner and Mark Solaro, dearest sister of Michael Solaro and his wife Alicja and Steven Solaro and his wife Susan, and daughter-in-law of Carol Formisano and the late John Formisano Sr.  Christie is also survived by her nieces, Allison, Emily, and Lily, her nephew Henrik, her step-father Dale Wagner, and her many cousins and friends.

Christie was born in Ridgewood and lived in Garfield before moving to Jefferson Township in 2010.  Christie graduated from Garfield High School and attended William Paterson University. She loved children and dedicated her life to being around them. She was a former Assistant Behavior Specialist at the Morris School District.  

Christie was a beautiful, caring and loving mother to her most adored children Rachel and Ryan, who were her whole world.  Whether it was Girl Scouts, dancing recitals, swim meets or numerous other activities she was always by her children’s side loving and supporting them.  Her home was the place to be on holidays, and she will be forever loved and sorely missed by all of her family and friends.  

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ Tel.  (973) 478-2500.  Visiting hours on Sunday, July 21st from 3 to 7pm.  Funeral mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church 400 Maywood Ave., Maywood, NJ on Monday 11 am.  Interment in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/formisano-children-fund, which has been set up to help support Rachel and Ryan.

LESLIE VIRGINIA WHITE-BRISTOL, age 63, of Garfield entered into eternal life on July 2nd, 2019.  Leslie was born in Ardmore, PA and was the beloved daughter of the late Virginia White and step-daughter of the late Walt Taylor.    

Leslie worked for American Greetings Company and was in charge of inventory and setting up and maintaining greeting card displays in various stores.  She also worked for the Army Corp. of Engineers assisting with the construction of an Air Base in Israel.  Leslie also worked for May's Department Store International Federation in the Data Control Department keying in orders for May's, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and other brand stores of the Federation Family.  Leslie was also an executive Secretary for Nielson Design Company of NYC, NY.  

Leslie was raised in and was a faithful member of the Bethel African Methodist Church. Leslie was a loyal and valued member of Alcoholics Anonymous and was a Mother to many of her girls she assisted in the program.  She made many friends wherever she went and was loved by her family and friends.

Leslie is survived by her beloved husband William Bristol who she met in 1981 while working at May's and later to be married on Valentine's Day February 14th, 1987.  She is also survived by her brother Harry White and his wife Yvonne, her nieces Nicole White, D'Von Morgan and Tamiki Morgan-Davis, her nephews Dwayne White, Greg Barner and Jarrod Barner, and her cousins Galye White and Vanessa White.  Leslie is also survived by her two sisters-in-law Gloria Barner and Diane Morgan and a host of family on the Bristol side as well as many other loving family, friends and associates.

Memorial gathering and services will be held on SUNDAY, JULY 14th from 2-6PM at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ Tel. (973) 478-2500.

LUCION "LOU" LIPARI, age 90, of Saddle Brook passed on July 8, 2019.  Lou was born in Passaic, NJ and lived in Saddle Brook most of his life.  Lou was one of the longest serving living members of the Saddle Brook Volunteer Fire Department faithfully serving over 56 years and was Fire Chief in 1972-1973. He was also a member of the Exempt Fireman's Association.  Lou was a longtime member and was currently the President of the Saddle Brook Senior Citizen Club.  Lou was a military veteran serving with the United States Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.  Lou was also a former Head Custodian of the Saddle Brook High School.

Lou is survived by his loving son Robert Lipari and his wife Cecilia and grand-daughters Gabrielle and Victoria Lipari.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law Lynn Gyongyosi, his companion Gloria Simoldoni and all her family, and many nieces and nephews.  Lou was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Lorraine, his daughter Robyn, his brothers Angelo and Philip Lipari, his sister Johanna Vassli, his brother-in-law Kenneth Gyongyosi and his sister-in-law Eleanor Gibbons.

Visiting and gathering hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Wednesday July 10 from 5-9pm.  Funeral Mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church Saddle Brook on Thursday July 11 at 10:30am.  Interment in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus.  

In lieu of flowers contributions can be offered to Saddle Brook Volunteer Fire Department.     

CHRISTOPHER SANTIAGO, age 50, of Saddle Brook passed away on June 29, 2019. Beloved son of the late Eduardo and Carmen Santiago. Christopher is survived by his brother Edward (EJ) Santiago, and his aunt and uncle Yolanda and Eddie Marrero.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday July 13, 2019 from 2-5 PM. Cremation private.

VIRGINIA WASEK LISZEWSKI (98) died June 29, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living, East Brunswick, NJ. Ginny, as she liked to be called, was born in 1921, daughter of immigrants, Tomasz and Rozalia (Okarma) Witkowski/Whitosky of Galicia (Poland). She is survived by her youngest sister, Josephine Mysak (Paul) and predeceased by brothers Edward (Madeline) and John, sisters, Helen Dukich(Stephen), Sally Weber (Hans), Mary Shupak (Peter) and Anna Witkowski.  

Ginny spent her childhood in Wallington, NJ and graduated from Lodi High School.  She met her first husband, Marion “Pete” Wasek and married in 1943. They had five children, Marion (Bunny) Jaskot (Michael), Peter (Patricia), Richard (Barbara), Raymond (Debra) and Susan Oswald (Anthony). When Marion died in 1973, Ginny spent the next twelve years working at Thomas Electronics in Wayne, traveling to Spain, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Egypt and the Holy Lands with her sister Sally, and maintaining strong family traditions.  

It was at a Parents Without Partners event, accompanying her sister-in-law, Anne Kwasnik, where she met Stephen A. Liszewski. Their marriage, in 1986, joined two families into one adding his children Richard (Bonnie), Robert (Barbara), Steven (Carol) Liszewski and Lori Marshall (John). Combined, Ginny and Steve became grandparents to nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.  

They have cherished a family life filled with traditions of Poland commemorating every holiday and birthday imaginable. Sto Lat is the favorite song when the group gets together with every child and grandchild voiced in the lyrics. 

Ginny and Steve built a life full of friends and family in Lodi, Saddle Brook, and East Rutherford with deep involvement in activities at the Saddle Brook Seniors Club, St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church and AARP. Ginny crocheted many a baby’s blanket, scarf or article of clothing for others less fortunate. Together, Ginny and Steve forged an active existence running bus trips to Atlantic City, teaching line dancing and celebrating family.  

In their nineties, Ginny and Steve moved to Sunrise Senior Living in East Brunswick where Steve died on New Year’s Day 2019. Together, their lives revolved around community and modeling what a loving, generous, family centered life could be. We are doing our best to emulate Ginny and Steve’s example. The next 98 years won’t be the same without them. 

Visiting hours are Thursday, July 11th from 4-8pm at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth St., Saddle Brook, NJ. Funeral mass is on Friday, June 12th at 10:30 am at St. Philip the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook. Cremation and burial will be private in St. Francis Cemetery, Lodi, NJ at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation in Ginny’s name at ParkinsonsFoundation.org

JOSEPH GRAVINA, age 57, of Saddle Brook passed away on July 2, 2019. Beloved husband of  Linda Gravina. Joe is survived by his children Kimberly Paradise and her husband Phil, Jenna Gravina and Gina Gravina, his grandchildren Isabella, Julian and Chase Paradise and his siblings James Gravina and his wife Christine and Frank Gravina and his wife Cookie. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Joe is predeceased in life by his parents James and Muriel Gravina and sister Muriel Gleeson.

Joes two biggest passions in life were his family and riding motorcycles. Keep riding up there, we love you.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday July 5, 2019 from 4-8PM. Cremation private.

ROMAN S. GEZA, age 74, of Saddle Brook, passed away on June 29, 2019. Roman was born in Nisko, Poland and came to New Jersey in 1974. He lived in Clifton and Wallington, then moved to Saddle Brook in 1978. Roman was an electrician for Nabisco of Fair Lawn for 28 years and a member of the BCTGM Local Union 719.

Roman was the beloved husband of Franciszka Geza (nee Grebowiec.) He is also survived by his children Violette Ganoe and her husband Chuck and William Geza and his wife Meagan, his grandchildren Mikaila and Hailey Ganoe and Nikolai and Zosia Geza and his siblings Ryszard Geza and his wife Agnieszka and Teresa Gieron and her husband Bronislaw.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Wednesday July 3, 2019 from 4-7 PM and Thursday July 4, 2019 from 4-7PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday July 5, 2019 at Holy Rosary RCC, Passaic NJ at 11:30 AM.  Interment in St. Michaels Cemetery, South Hackensack.

HELEN CASTRILLI, age 84, of Garfield passed away on June 17, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William Castrilli. Loving mother to Tracey Romagnano and her husband Tom and Kimberly Parente and her husband Jeff. Dear Grandmother to William and Ryan Parente.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday June 21, 2019 at 10 AM. Burial in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

WALTER FEDACHINSKY, age 72, of Passaic, passed away on May 31, 2019. Walter is the beloved husband of Helen Fedachinsky (nee Lacomia.) Walter is survived by his brothers Peter Fedachinsky and his wife Sheila and Joseph Fedachinsky and his wife Sharon, his sister-in-law Diane Fabits, and nieces and nephews Kimberly Anne, Nicholas, Erika, Shannon, and Joseph Jr.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 9-11AM.  Prayer services will begin at the funeral home at 11AM. Interment to immediately follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook. 

ANTHONY D. COZZUBBO, age 33, of Saddle Brook, passed away on May 11, 2019. Anthony is survived by his two daughters Madison and Mackenzie Gondola and their mother Stephanie. Beloved son of Tracey Bouzoumita  and David Cozzubbo. Dear brother to Steven Naoum and his wife Nicole, and Branden, Riley and Olivia Bouzoumita. Loving uncle to Avery Naoum. Anthony is also survived by his grandfather Alan Brown and grandmother Elaine Sleath as well as many aunts and uncles. 

Anthony was a free spirit and loved his family more than anything and he is now with loving grandma Barbara Brown.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Funeral service from the funeral home on Friday May 17, 2019 at 10 AM. Burial in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus

FRANCIS X. O'TOOLE, age 67, of Garfield, passed away on May 3, 2019. Beloved husband of Elaine O'Toole (nee Kolbek.) Loving father to Meghan DeCarlo (nee O'Toole) and her husband Rob DeCarlo, and Corinne O'Toole and her boyfriend Dylan Levinson. Dear brother of Annemarie O'Toole-Dippre and her husband Rex, Brian O'Toole and his wife Karen and John O'Toole and his husband Bill Vila. Frank is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, extended family, friends and fans worldwide as well as his buddy, Brady. 

Originally from Lodi, Francis (aka Frank) was a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School and Ramapo College. Prior to retirement in 2009, Frank worked as a Senior Investigator for the Office of the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections. Frank was also a long-time DJ and on-air personality for over 40 years for WFMU-FM, the longest-running freeform radio station in the country. Frank was an accomplished musician as a former member of Speed the Plough as well as a music and film aficionado. 

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 3-7 PM.  Cremation Private.
JULIA MALEC (nee Serafin), age 98, of Elmwood Park, passed away on May 2, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Robert Malec Sr. Loving mother to Robert Malec Jr. and Wayne Malec and his wife Donna. Beloved grandmother to Jason Malec and his wife Monica and Wayne Malec Jr. and his wife Laura. Dear great-grandmother to Dylan and Hannah. Julia is also survived by her brother-in-law Joseph Malec and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 4-8 PM.  Funeral mass on Monday May 6, 2019 at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Saddle Brook at 10:30 AM. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude.

JOHN WALLER, age 92, of Saddle Brook passed on May 1, 2019 at NJ Veterans Home in Paramus, NJ. Beloved husband of the late Jane Waller. Loving father to John Waller and his wife Denise, Karen Waller, Elizabeth Wagner and her husband Donald and Jacqueline Waller-Sanchez and her husband Juan. Dear grandfather to Jennifer, Craig, Victoria, Christopher, Matthew, Steven, Sarah, Rebecca, Jessica and Daniel and great-grandmother to Mia, Frankie, Samantha, Boe, Sophia, Carter and Avery. John is pre-deceased in life by his parents Harry and Magdalena Wolar, and siblings Walter Wolar, Frank Wallar, Mary Ricciardi-Maresca and Margaret Ingafu. 

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting and gathering hours at Funeral Home on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Funeral mass on Saturday May 4, 2019 at St. Philip the Apostle RCC at 9:30 AM. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack

SUSAN MAZURE (nee Nadler), age 64, of Oakland passed away on April 30, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Mazure. Dear sister of Jannette, Andrew, James and the late Theresa Nadler. Loving aunt to Teddy Nadler and great-aunt to Lydia Nadler.

Gathering and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services at the funeral home on Friday May 3, 2019 at 11AM. Burial to immediately follow in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus NJ.  

BERNARD (Bernie) H. AHRENS III, age 63, of Garfield and formerly of Saddle Brook passed on April 24, 2019. Beloved husband of Tammy Ahrens (nee Smith).  Loving father of Bernard (Sonny) H. Ahrens IV and his fiancé Andrea and step-father to Stacey, Tammy and Thomas.  Dearest brother of Jody Ahrens and uncle to Tarryn, Amber, Stephanie and Evan. Bernie is also survived by many cousins. 

Bernie was a Police Officer for Saddle Brook Police Department retiring as a Lieutenant after 27 years of service.  He was also a NJ licensed Private Investigator, member of PBA Local 102 and  a member of the NJ Blue Knights Police Motorcycle Club.  Bernie was also a former member of the Order of DeMolay, a youth organization related to Masonic organizations and Free Masonry. Bernie also loved to paint and customize motorcycles and also worked at DJ Custom Sign Co. of Garfield. 

Gathering and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 4PM - 8 PM. Funeral services at the funeral home on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 11AM. Cremation to immediately follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Diabetes Association.    

CAROLINE THERESA SERGIO, age 82, of Saddle Brook passed on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  Caroline is the beloved wife of Phil Sergio, loving mother of Carol Ann Frazier and her husband Scott, grandmother of Christopher Sergio and his wife Ashley and Steven Sergio and his wife Loren, great-grandmother of Andrew Sergio and soon to be great-grandson Dominic.  Caroline is also survived by her dear brothers, Vincent Cercone and his wife Susan and David Cercone and his wife Eileen, and her sister-in-law Lucille Sergio. 

Funeral mass to be celebrated on Thursday, April 11th 10:30am at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 488 Saddle River Road,Saddle Brook.  Private cremation to follow. 

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ (973) 478-2500

CHARLES J. SUTERA, age 97, a lifelong resident of Saddle Brook passed on April 2, 2019. Charles was a United States Army veteran serving during WW II and a former POW (Prisoner-Of-War). Charles's military decorations and citations include, Combat Infantry Badge, American Defense Service, Good Conduct and Bronze Star Medals.  He was a member of Saddle Brook VFW Post 3484, American Legion Post 415 and was honored as Grand Marshall of the Saddle Brook Memorial Day Parade in 2011.  Charles was also a longtime automobile mechanic and owned and operated one of the first gas stations in Saddle Brook. 

Charles is the beloved husband of Edith Sutera (nee Ferguson).  He is the loving father to Charles Sutera and his wife Ruth, Anthony Sutera, and Brian Sutera and his wife Kathy. Dear grandfather to Chuckie, Richard and the late Christopher Sutera and great-grandfather to Dylan and Brooke Sutera.

Gathering and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth StreetSaddle Brook on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11AM-1PM.  Funeral service to start at 1PM. Burial to immediately follow in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus.

DOLORES MONASH, age 85, of Garfield passed on March 26, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Monash. Loving mother to Suzanne Conklin, Sharon Levy and her husband Jay, Donna Frustieri and her husband Jerry, and the late Jodi Sue Monash. Dear grandmother to Katelyn Levy, Ethan Levy, Christopher Peterson, and Alyssa Frustieri. The family will be forever grateful for the friendship, love, and compassion provided by her longtime caregiver Olive.

Gathering and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth StreetSaddle Brook on Friday, March 29, from 4-8PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 10AM. Entombment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice

KEVIN BETZ, age 64, of Saddle Brook passed on March 24, 2019. Kevin is survived by his sister Susan Radleigh and her husband Raymond and nieces Jillian, Lily, and Gina and his dog, Toby.  He also leaves behind dear friends Kenneth Mitchell, Bob Mather, Sharon Paterno, Vivian and Russell McDonnell. 


Gathering and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth StreetSaddle Brook on Thursday, March 28, from 3-8PM. Burial private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Helping Felines in Need, PO Box 2586, Wayne, NJ 07474 or Halfway Hounds, PO Box 132, Park Ridge, NJ 07656.

LORAINE WIECZOREK, age 89, of Saddle Brook passed on March 24, 2019.  Loraine was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Wieczorek, loving mother of Monica Horvath and her husband Zoltan, and Thomas Wieczorek and his wife Patty, dear grandmother of Tiffany Roldan and her husband Manuel, Steven Wieczorek, Bryan, Christine and Rachel Horvath, and dearest great-grandmother of Sarai Roldan.  She is also survived by her niece Eva Ann Croneberger.  Loraine is predeceased by her sister Lillian Dzwonczyk as well as her brother-in-law Peter.  

Loraine was born in Jessup, PA and lived in Saddle Brook since 1957.  Loraine was a member of the Saddle Brook Seniors and AARP and was a loyal and faithful parishioner of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Passaic, NJ and member of the Ladies Guild.  She was also a volunteer member of the Hackensack Ladies Guild and sewn countless puppets for patients of the hospital. 

Gathering and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Wednesday, March 27 7-9pm and Thursday, March 28, 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Funeral mass at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Passaic, NJ on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM.  Burial to immediately follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.    

STEVEN A. SHERLOCK, age 25, of Fair Lawn passed on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  Steven is a graduate of Fair Lawn High School and the Hohokus School of Trade.  He was a welder for ADM Custom Metal Fabricators Inc. of Nutley, NJ   

Steven is the beloved son of Steven Sherlock and the late Maria Solla.  He is survived by his sister Anna Rivera-Colón and her husband Luis, his nephew Cayden Colón, and his brother John Solla. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles Susan and Charlie Costanza, Bernadette and Joe Ferrante, Bobby and Kay Sherlock, Rafael and Jovita Figueroa, Carmen Figueroa, Gene Dacon and Rose Dacon, and his cousins Jasmine Thomas, Blake Costanzo (Ally), Ashley Costanzo, Austin Costanzo, Jimmy Ferrante (Lisa), Darlene Ferrante, and Michelle Melone (Ray).

Steven was a big teddy bear to all who knew him. His family meant the world to him! He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and a loyal friend. He was full of life and always seen with a dimpled smile upon his face. His deep profound laugh was contagious and he put everyone before himself. He loved football and shared many great memories of the glory days. To know him was to love him, he protected all those he held dear and he will be greatly missed by all. His heart ached for the loss of his mother, we are sure he is in her arms now surrounded by love. May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace with his mom and loved ones passed.

Services and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook on Sunday, March 24th  from 2-6 PM.  Funeral mass at Saint Anne RC Church, Fair Lawn on Monday, March 25th at 10:30 AM.  Burial to immediately follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

Baby Girl “ACELYNN NOEL RIVERA” of Saddle Brook. Acelynn was born into life on January 20, 2019 and entered into eternity on March 19, 2019.  Acelynn is the sweet little baby girl of Ashley Bradley and Moses Rivera. Cherished granddaughter of Mark and Nancy Bradley, Yolanda Alvarez, and John Rivera, baby sister of Jayden Rivera, niece of Mark and Meredeth Bradley and John Rivera and cousin of Madison Bradley. 

Gathering of family and friends for Baby Acelynn will be at Kugler Community Home 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:30am to 12 noon. Prayer services to be begin at 12 noon and burial to immediately follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook.  

RYAN JAY BAUTISTA BRAVO, of Butler, NJ formerly of Saddle Brook passed away on March 14, 2019.  Ryan graduated from Montclair State University and worked as a Support Coordinator for Caregivers of NJ in
Parsippany. He is survived by his sister Charisma Bravo (Domenick Conte).  Ryan was predeceased by his parents, Romeo Bravo and Marciana Bautista. Dear loving cousin of Corrine Bautista, Aaron Meimban, Christian Bautista, 
Daniel Bautista, Kevin Bautista & other family members. 

Services and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 1-3 & 6-8 PM. Funeral mass at Sacred Heart RC Church, Rochelle Park, NJ on Saturday,  March 23, 2019 at 10 AM.  Cremation to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson.

MARIO NORCIA, age 86, of Garfield passed away on March 6, 2019. Mario is survived by his children Mary Jane and Joseph Norcia, and nephew Vincent Norcia and his wife Lisa, his great nephews Christian Norcia  and his wife Erin, Brent Norcia  and his wife Kerri, Stephen Norcia and his wife Daniella, his great niece Luana Norcia and his great-great nieces & nephews Alex, Julia, Grace, Spencer and Matthew. He is predeceased in life by his brother Nicola Norcia.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook NJ. Visitation and gathering hours at the funeral home on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 10:15AM. Entombment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, Saddle Brook, NJ. 

ALLEN ZAGAJEWSKI, age 61, of Saddle Brook passed on February 28, 2019. Allen is survived by his wife Jeannette Nelson, son Michael Nelson-Martin and brother John Zagajewski. He is pre-deceased in life by his parents Adolph and Helen Zagajewski and brother Michael Zagajewski. Allen worked as a rope man for Ken's Tree Service of Saddle Brook for many years and  was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 415 of Saddle Brook NJ.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook NJ. Visitation and gathering hours at the funeral home on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday March 4, 2019 at 10:30AM. Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. 

ALEXANDER R. HNATKOW, age 92, of Edison passed on February 23, 2019.  Beloved husband of 62 years to Dorothy (nee Glaus).  Loving father of Matushka Alexandra Konyev and her husband Father George Konyev, Matushka Natalie Kosich and her husband the late Father Sergei Kosich, and Valerie Kline and her husband Rick Kline.  Dearest grandfather of Katherine Kosich, George Konyev and Robert Kline.

Alexander was born in Perth Amboy and lived in Edison, NJ for the last 55 years.  He attended and is a graduate of the University of Alabama as well as California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech).  Alexander was a Architectural and Civil Engineer and is a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army and Army Corp. of Engineers.

Services from Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church, Garfield.  Visitation and gathering at the church on Monday, February 25th from 4 to 8pm.  Parastas at 7:30pm.  Funeral service from the church on Tuesday, February 26th beginning at 9:30am.  Interment to immediately follow in St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Jackson, NJ.  

LUIS A. PAGAN, 68, passed away Friday February 22 at 2:30 AM surrounded by family. He was born on April 20, 1950 in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. He was a resident of New Jersey for 43 years.  Luis raised his family in Lodi New Jersey and moved to Budd Lake New Jersey after retirement. He enjoyed landscaping and performing home projects. Luis is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Maria Pagan (Ortiz), his son Jason Pagan, along with his grandchildren Christian Pagan and Jayden Pagan. Luis is also survived by his sister Lydia Perez along with her family.


Viewing is scheduled at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook, on Sunday February 24 from 1 - 5 PM. Burial is scheduled Monday February 25 at 11AM at Lodi Cemetery, Lodi.

JOSEPH BONANNO SR, age 80, of Saddle Brook passed on February 7, 2019. Beloved husband of Concetta Bonanno (nee Brancato). Loving father to his three children Francesca Groth and her husband Ralph, Joseph Bonanno Jr. and his wife Cheryl and Lina Roeloffs and her husband Marc. Dearest grandfather to his six grandchildren, who he loved with all of his heart, Alexander and Jonathan Sheckfee, Daniel, Lauren and Olivia Bonanno and Noah Roeloffs.

Joseph was born in Mezzojuso, Sicily and lived in Saddle Brook since 1960. He owned and operated Joseph Bonanno Custom Tailor Shop in Fair Lawn and then later in Wyckoff for many years, retiring in 2014.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook. Gathering and visiting hours on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 4 to 8 PM. Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

HELEN STUART (nee Millar), age 91, of Saddle Brook passed away on February 4, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Jerome Stuart. Loving mother to Stephen Stuart, the late Jerome Stuart, Nancy Brouca (George), Linda Stuart, Ellen Ames, Jean Stuart (Matt), and Ann Kurpick (Kevin). Helen is survived by 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a special grandmother to Sissy, Tiny (Jared), Mickey, and Buddy and a special great-grandmother to Avery Mae. 

Helen was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Rochelle Park and a life member of Saddle Brook VFW Post 3484 Ladies Auxiliary.

Services and visiting from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2-6 pm.  Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook on Monday February 11, 2019 at 10:30am.  Interment to immediately follow St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

ROCCO DiSTEFANO, age 94, of Saddle Brook passed on January 24, 2019.  He is predeceased in life by his wife Antoinette.  Beloved father to his four daughters Anne Brauer and late husband Robert, the late Lorraine DiStefano, Lisa Sturdy and husband Vincent, and Maria Faustina and husband Mark. Rocco cherished his eight grandchildren, Brian, the late Michelle, Anthony, Angela, Ashley, Vincent, the late Shawn, and Alyssa, and his eight great grandchildren Mitchell, Matt, Chris, Ryan, Lacey, Anthony, Michelle, and Autumn, and many other beloved family members. 

 Rocco was a member of the Arcola Methodist Church, as well as a founding member of Saddle Brook Chapter of UNICO, and was an officer of the organization for the majority of his active time. During his 52 years of membership, he served as Chapter President and District Governor of New Jersey District VII and he received the Cianci Humanitarian Award from UNICO National.  He lived the motto of UNICO National, “Service Above Self”. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook.  Gathering and visiting hours on Friday February 8, 2019 from 4 PM to 8 PM.  Funeral services from funeral home on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10 AM.  Entombment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

ELIZABETH ANN STEWART (nee Keough), age 83, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed on January 30, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Stewart. Loving mother of her three children Dawn Stewart, Kelly Cue and her husband Kenneth, and Robert Stewart and her seven grandchildren Deborah, Brooke and Taylor Majkowicz, Maxwell and Cassidy Cue and Beth and Robert (Bobby) Stewart III.

Gathering and services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street ,Saddle Brook on Friday, February 1st, 2019 from 3-7 PM, prayer services to begin 6 PM. Private cremation to follow. 

ANNA HADSHI, age 100 of Penacook, New Hampshire died on January 22nd, 2019. Anna, loving wife of Taliam Hadshi, passed away quietly at her nursing home. She is survived by her son Boris and his wife Anne. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Alexander and his wife Danielle, Catherine and her husband Christopher and Nicholas.  Anna and Taliam met and married at a Displaced Persons camp in Germany following World War II and then immigrated to America in 1952. They settled in Paterson, NJ where they found a community of other immigrants from the Soviet Union, built a life together and lived the American dream. While her husband worked as a welder, Anna devoted her full time and attention to managing the home and raising their son. Anna enjoyed reading, music, dancing, attending Russian Orthodox church and spending time with her friends. Anna moved with her son to New Hampshire in 2011 and took up residence at John H. Whitaker Place assisted living facility, where she made many new friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services from Kugler Community Home for Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ Tel. (973) 478-2500. Funeral service at Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church, Outwater Lane Garfield, NJ on Tuesday, January 29th 10am. Interment immediately following in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, (www.macular.org).

SERGEY KOLESNIKOV, age 36, of Newark passed unexpectedly on January 16, 2019 at University Hospital in Newark, NJ.  Sergey is the loving son of Tatiana and Vladimir Kolesnikov and brother of Vladimir and Svetlana.  Sergey was a sales associate for Shop-Rite of Chatham, NJ.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook, NJ (973) 478-2500. Prayer services officiated by Father George Konyev on Friday, January 18th at 1:30PM and followed by visiting and gathering at the funeral home until 7pm

CONCETTA  SANTA LUCIA (nee Turco) age 93 entered into eternal life on January 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born on February 11, 1925. She was a resident of Garfield for over eighty years, and for the past thirteen years resided in Saddle Brook with her daughter Florence Mazzer. Beloved daughter of the late Florence (nee Corso) and Garfield Police Officer Michael Turco. She is predeceased in life by her husband Joseph Santa Lucia. Devoted sister to Antoinet Turco. Loving mom to Ronald Santa Lucia, Saddle Brook Council President Florence Mazzer (Emil Ciliento), Joseph Santa Lucia, Marie Santa Lucia, and the late Michael Santa Lucia (Debbie.) Proud grandmother to James Mazzer (Michele Roloff), Jason Mazzer (Denise), Melanie Volino, John Mazzer, Kerri Santa Lucia (Robert Hathaway), Chris Santa Lucia (Kelly), Jennifer Santa Lucia Micek (Michael), and Michael Santa Lucia Jr. (Brunella Paniagua Paz.) Proud great-grandmother to thirteen. Loved and adored by her extended Ciliento family. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Connie cherished her visits and chats with her loving friends Ria Wojdyla, Reina, Jim Mazzer, Pete LoDico, and Father Peter Palmisanno. Connie had a passion for music and her melodic voice would often fill our home and lives with happiness and joy. To know her was to love her. A special heartfelt thank you to Maywood Rehabilitation and Grace from Queen of Peace. Till we meet again, love you mom!

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook. Gathering and visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday January 13, 2019 from 4-8 PM. Funeral mass on Monday January 14, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church, MacArthur Ave in Garfield NJ. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make donations to the Saddle Brook Ambulance Corp

RUTH NORTON (nee Velebir) of Saddle Brook, passed away on January 1, 2019. Ruth is survived by her son Jason Norton and his fiancée Lena, her grandsons Christian and Brandon Norton, and her brother Andrew Velebir Jr. and his wife Linda Noordman-Velebir.

Services and visiting hours from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth StreetSaddle Brook on Thursday January 10, 2019 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Service will begin at the funeral home on Friday January 11, 2019 at 10AM. Interment in East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton. A repast to further remember and celebrate Ruth's life will immediately follow at Que Pasta Restaurant 326 Market St. in Saddle Brook.

DOROTHEA J. GRANT, age 96, of Saddle Brook died on January 6, 2019. Dorothea was born in NYC, NY and lived in Saddle Brook since 1956. She was a former cashier working at Child World of Paramus, NJ. She is predeceased by her husband James I. Grant. Dorothea is survived by her daughter, Deborah Grant, her son James Grant and his wife Georgia, her granddaughters Stephanie Grant and her fiance Dr. John Roe, and Lindsey Parish and her husband Robert, her great-grandson Nolan Parish, and her long-time friend Patricia Nicholson. Dorothea was pre-deceased by her sister Helen Blanchard and her brothers John, Donald and Kenneth Birmingham.

Services and visiting from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Wednesday, January 9th from 4 to 8pm. Funeral mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook on Thursday January 10th at 10:30am. Interment to immediately follow in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus.

 

STEPHEN A. LISZEWSKI (93) died January 1, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living, East Brunswick, NJ. He was born March 27, 1925 in NYC to Lucian and Gertrude (Sieniawska) Liszewski. A scrappy first generation American, Steve grew up with his sisters Hedy Ward (deceased), Sophie Sokol (deceased), and brothers Alex (deceased) and Stas on the lower East side of Manhattan in its Polish enclave. He proudly related that its tough environment and a nearby Boy’s Club instilled in him a “can-do” attitude which served him as a Seabee in the US Navy during WWII and later as a provider to Frances (deceased), his first wife and their four children: Rick, Bob, Steve and Lori (Marshall). He was an avid believer in always being active and became the Boy’s Club All City Wrestling champ in his weight class. He and his brother, Stas, would swim across the East River with their friends. His children fondly remember the various skills their street-wise Dad acquired as he continued to meet the demands of his growing family. He became whatever was needed to provide for them: plumber, roofer, sider, car mechanic, barber, landscaper, swim and dance instructor and, most importantly, life coach. Often, he unselfishly used his DIY skills to help family members and others to complete their own projects. Through these endeavors and his association with St. Philip’s Holy Name Sfromociety (President Emeritus), the VFW Post 3484 in Saddle Brook and the Seniors Club of Saddle Brook, Steve touched many lives. A member of “America’s Greatest Generation”, Steve was a regular participant in Saddle Brook’s annual Memorial Day parade and wore his actual WWII uniform which he had proudly maintained since his discharge active duty. In 1986 Steve married Virginia Wasek, a widow with 5 grown children: Bunny (Jaskot), Peter, Ray, Richie, and Sue (Oswald). Their shared love of family, their Polish ancestry, and dancing has yielded a marriage full of family gatherings, travel, and, of course, music and dancing. Steve and Ginny have taught line-dancing to scores of people, young and old, throughout their union. Steve is survived by his wife, 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours are Friday, January 11th 4-8pm at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Funeral mass on Saturday, January 12th 10:30am at St. Philip the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook. Burial to immediately follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Lodi, NJ.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, any remembrances be made to the Saddle Brook Seniors Club or to the Boys Club of NY. www.bcny.org/support/donated

 

MARIA V. SOLLA, age 56, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed unexpectedly at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood on January 5, 2019. Maria was born in Dover, NJ and lived in Fair Lawn for the past 25 years. Maria was a former Accountant for Gift Box Corp. of America. She is survivied by her daughter Anna Rivera, her sons John Solla and Steven A. Sherlock, her life partner Steven Sherlock, her brothers Gene Deacon and Rafael Figueroa, her sisters Rose Deacon and Carmen Figueroa, her grandson Cayden Colon, and her niece Jasmine Thomas. Maria was predeceased by her parents, Antonio and Joyce Figueroa and her brother Michael Deacon. Services and visiting hours at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth Street Saddle Brook on Tuesday, January 8 from 4-8pm. Funeral mass at St. Anne Church, Fair Lawn on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:30am. Cremation to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson.