2021

MARY PHILPOT, (nee Kiernan) age 83 of Saddle Brook, NJ, passed away on September 9, 2021. Beloved wife of Kenneth Philpot. Loving mother of Kenneth Philpot and his wife Kim, and Ruby Niemec and her husband Robert and grandmother of Nicole Philpot, Dawn Chase, Cole Niemec and Jessica Niemec. Dear sister of Katherine Ballabio and her husband Al. 

Viewing will be held at Kugler Community Home For Funerals , 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 4-8 PM with a service to begin at 7 PM. Cremation private. 

ALICE E. GRADZKI, (nee Gibbons) age 92 of Pompton Plains, NJ and formerly of Saddle Brook, NJ, passed away after a short illness on September 7, 2021. 

Alice was married to the late Joseph S Gradzki for 67 years and they were parents to 13 children, Joseph S. Gradzki Jr. (Rosemary), Marlene Lewis (Michael), Rickard Gradzki (the late Lorna), Patricia Homsany (George), Lawrence Gradzki (Katherine), Geriann Simoldoni (Robert), Jeffrey Gradzki (Maria), Bruce Gradzki (Sophie), Sharon Roberts (Darnell), Paul Gradzki (Marissa), Alan Gradzki and the late Gerard and LeAnn Gradzki. She is also survived by her brother James Gibbons. Alice has 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
 
Alice, in partnership with her late husband, Joe, was the owner and operator of Gradzki Liquors in Saddle Brook for over 40 years. 
Alice loved needlework and was an expert crocheter, gifting baby sweaters and blankets to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  
Alice and Joe enjoyed many years of traveling with the highlight of their trip to Rome, meeting Pope John Paul II. They spent their retirement winters in Vero Beach, FL and were members of the Polish-American Club.  Alice was a strong, resilient woman who faced life's challenges with courage and grace. She will be sadly missed by her loving family. 

Viewing will be held at Kugler Community Home For Funerals , 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook, NJ on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 8:30-10:30 AM. Funeral Mass to immediately follow at St. Philip The Apostle RCC at 11 AM. Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, South Hackensack. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Health Foundation in Paterson, in Alice’s name.  

MARY ANN DANKO (nee Costa), age 93, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away at home on August 4, 2021.  Mary Ann was a longtime Library Assistant at the Saddle Brook Public Library for over 39 years.  Mary Ann is the wife of the late Peter Danko and is also predeceased by her brothers, Frank and Joseph Costa.  She is survived by her son Peter Danko, her daughter Barbara Jones (Michael), and her 4 grandchildren, Christina, Peter, Kyle and Reece.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
 
Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th St. Saddle Brook, NJ.  Visiting hours on Sunday August 8th from 2pm-4pm.  Funeral mass on Monday August 9th 11am at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Interment in St. Raymond's Cemetery Bronx, NY.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to the Valley Health System Hospice.  

GERHART (Gary) F. JAECKEL, age 100, of Saddle Brook passed on August 2, 2021.  Gary was the beloved husband of the late Frieda Jaeckel.  Gary is survived by his daughter Darleen Jaeckel, and his 2 sons, Gary Jaeckel and his wife Donna, and Mark Jaeckel and his wife Sharon.  He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren, Jordan, Nicole and Christine and 3 great-grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas and Lauren.  Gary was a security supervisor for Inserra Supermarkets and was a World War II Veteran serving with the U.S. Army. 

Visiting hours on Thursday, August 5th from 11am-1pm at Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th St. Saddle Brook. Private interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery afterwards. 

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

SONJA M. BELFORD (Mengersen) (Gundersen), 83, a long time resident of Paramus, passed away at home on Thursday, July 22, 2021. She was born on December 18, 1937 to Gunner and Emily Gundersen. She was predeceased by her brother Robert and her sisters Belinda and Tracy. She is survived by her loving brothers Gunner and his wife Sally, and Roger and his wife Arlene, and her sister Michelle Grabley. She married John Mengersen in 1958, divorced in 1975, and reunited in 1997. She is survived by her loving son Mark Mengersen and his wife Hope of Paramus, as well as her loving daughter Wendy McNally and her husband Robert of Wyckoff. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael McNally, Rachel McNally, Matthew McNally, Norell Mengersen and Boden Mengersen, whom she loved dearly. She also loved and was very attached to her cat Bella.

After she graduated from Ridgewood High School, she graduated from an airline stewardess school in Hartford, Conn. and worked for Allegheny and Mohawk Airlines. Later she modeled, designed and produced home furnishings.  In the 1950's Sonja was an accomplished roller skater at the Paramus Roller Rink, and was "Miss NY & NJ Volunteer Fireman.” She was also selected to be the first "Ranger Sweetheart" of the USS Ranger CVA-61, and selected by a newspaper as "The Typical American Girl."  Sonja was a very active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ridgewood.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the Emmanuel Baptist Church 14 Hope St. Ridgewood on Tuesday, August 3rd at 11am.

SUZANNE “Sue” V. DUFFY (nee McCarthy), age 87, formally of Saddle Brook, NJ and recently of Cocoa, FL; passed away peacefully on Monday, May 17th, 2021. Sue was born in the Bronx, NY, on September 28, 1933, to the late William J. and Theresa McCarthy.  She is predeceased by two of her sisters, Joan Ninnivaggi of the Bronx, NY, and Claire McInerney, of Elmira , NY; and her friend and former spouse, Austin J. Duffy of Vero Beach, Fl. Sue is survived by her other two sisters, Mary McCarthy and Christine McCarthy, both of Manasquan, NJ.; and her six children: John Duffy, of Saddle Brook, NJ, and his wife Josephine; Kathy Duffy, of Vernon, NJ; James Duffy, of Wayne, NJ, and his wife Doreen; Mary Ann (Duffy) Yotka of Cocoa, Fl and her husband Pastor Gene Yotka; William Duffy, of Loxahatchee, FL; and Austin Duffy, of Loxahatchee, Fl and his wife Sinead. Sue also leaves behind a legacy of two additional generations which include, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, while touching the lives of many nieces and nephews and their families.

Sue graduated from Aquinas HS in the Bronx and worked as a teller at the Bronx Savings Bank. A few years later she married and began her family in the Bronx, NY. In 1959, with three of her of six children born, she and Austin moved to Saddle Brook, NJ, where her other three children were born. Sue began working at the Marriott in the late 1960s and had a long career there.  She worked various positions in the restaurant division of the hotel rising up to management. An accomplished cook and baker in her own right, Sue turned out dishes and baked goods from her small kitchen in Saddle Brook that rivaled many large restaurants.  Among her many accomplishments Sue opened a retail store in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, expanding to a second location; learned to drive again later in life. She relocated to Manasquan, NJ and worked at Eugene T Yotka Rare Coins and Depietro Realty as a bookkeeper, followed by Ladacin Network; where she retired and moved to Cocoa, Florida in 2011. In Florida, she enjoyed her retirement by volunteering at her church working with the youth and helping in preparing Sunday night meals for them. In more recent years, Sue enjoyed sitting by the pool watching the children or in her garden enjoying God’s creation.

Memorial celebration of life and services to be held at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th St. Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours on Thursday July 29th from 4-8pm with celebratory remarks to begin at 6:45pm. Funeral services on Friday July 30th at 10am followed by interment at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Angel House, 2230 SW 139th Ave, Davie, FL 33325. Donations can be made via their website: angelhouseseniors.com

JERRY WILLIAM LINDER went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 11, 2021. He was greeted by his Mother and Father, Millie and Judson Linder; his sister, Maudine; and Pandy, his daughter. Surviving are his wife Nancy, son Bart and his wife Christina, Heidi and her husband Rick, and Amanda. He also leaves behind his sister Toni and his grandchildren: Andrew, Jayson, Alec, Peter, Vincent, Melanie, Madison, Sara, and Elisabeth. He also is leaving many nieces and nephews and their children.

Other than his family Jerry’s joy was playing Santa at the Riverside Mall. He carried that joy to the Garfield Fire Department and St. Brendan’s Church. He also spent many hours volunteering time working with disable persons at Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat and group homes. His philosophy is best expressed in his words: God’s Gift to Me- God’s gifts are the greatest things. He gives us more than Santa ever brings. Life, health, & liberty. Three things I know he gave to me. Four great children & a good wife. What more could I ask for out of life. The years have come, past by & gone. But as long as I continue on. I’ll make each day count for the Lord, till he takes me home & I’m here no more. Amen - J.W.L

Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A memorial service will be held at The First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ on Saturday June 26, 2021 at 11am.

JOHN MICHAEL PALLOTTA, age 88, of Saddle Brook passed on June 18, 2021. Born & raised in Palisades Park.  John was the owner of Bo-Fair Masonry Contracting for over 50 years.  His success was based on an honorable handshake and his trust worthy business style.  John is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Carol Pallotta née Zanowic and his son John S. Pallotta.  John is survived by his sister Anna Wollerman, daughter Susan Pallotta, his grandchildren Jessica Locantore & husband Justin, John W. Pallotta & wife Tammy, Marissa Buongiorno and Nick Vilardi and Great grandchildren, Klaire Locantore, Isabella Pallotta, Juliana Pallotta & Lorenzo Locantore and all his family and friends that loved him to pieces.   

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook. Visiting hours on Tuesday June 22nd 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral prayer services on Wednesday June 23rd at 10:30 am. Interment in Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. 

CYNTHIA "Cindy" A. PEPE, 73, passed away unexpectedly in her home in Saddle Brook, NJ on May 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Cindy was born September 24, 1947 to late Alice and Adalar Goodin in Bangor, ME where she met the love of her life Robert on a blind date when she was 16.  They married in August 12, 1967 and began their life together in Saddle Brook, NJ raising their daughter Joline. 

Cynthia was a loving wife,  mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Pepe. She is survived by her daughter Joline Pepe, grandsons Dylan and Zachary Russo and her brothers Bernard, Thomas, Ronald and Mark Goodin.

Funeral services and gathering of relatives and friends will be at Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street Saddle Brook on Sunday May 16th from 2 to 4pm.

ROBERT P. BOSLAND, beloved husband of Janet Bosland passed away on May 7, 2021. He was 91. Born February 9, 1930 in Paterson, NJ to Eleanor and Robert Bosland. He was raised in Fair Lawn, NJ, went to Fair Lawn High School and met Janet on a blind date set up by mutual high school friends.  They married in 1955 and moved to Saddle Brook, NJ where they raised their three children Robert, Lori, and Lynn.  Bob worked as a land surveyor with C.S. Briggs Engineering of Ridgewood for over 40 years. He eventually become owner of the company which he later relocated to Midland Park, NJ.
“Boz” as he was known to his friends, will always be remembered as a sweet, kind man with an incredibly witty sense of humor. He was loved by all, no one could have asked for a better husband, father or friend. He was an avid golfer and fisherman and loved his NY Mets and NY Football Giants.


Robert is survived by his wife Janet, his son Robert S. Bosland and his wife Catherine, daughter Lori Charamis and her husband Larry, and daughter Lynn Fecci and her husband Robert. He was a dear grandfather to Kelli Bosland, John Bosland, Kristen Charamis, Nicholas Charamis and his wife Rachel, Christopher Fecci, Melissa Fecci, and Samantha Fecci, and great grandfather of Rylan Charamis. He was predeceased by his sister Muriel Hamelink.


A private funeral service will be from Kugler Community Home for Funerals, 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grace Church in Ridgewood, 340 Meadowbrook Ave. on Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or Grace Church in Robert’s name.

COURTNEY LYN GIARRITTA, age 40, of Roselle NJ, passed on April 11, 2021.Courtney was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and raised in Allendale, New Jersey.  She attended Brookside School and Northern Highlands Regional High School where she was a member of the Marching Band.  Courtney had a great work ethic and was employed for 20 years with CVS Pharmacy starting as a cashier and becoming a Store Manager where she loved to interact with her customers. Courtney was a movie buff and would often work movie quotes into her conversations.  She was a foodie who loved to bake, travel, and loved Harry Potter (having visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios in November 2020); she also loved Flamingos, Sloths, singing, dancing and falling asleep to Criminal Minds.Courtney had a special bond with her Grandfather, Charles Wahler, who predeceased her in 2020.  Courtney will be remembered for her warmth, kindness, selflessness, her uncanny wit and sense of humor, and her infectious personality. She was a positive light in the lives of everyone who had the opportunity to know her; and she left an imprint on their hearts.

Courtney is survived by her mother, Frances Thompson (nee Wahler); brother, Nick Giarritta and his wife, Nicole Caldarola; her nephew, Tyler Giarritta, and her niece, Roselyn Giarritta; her sister, Ashley Thompson-Schmied and her husband Joseph Schmied; her sister, Ainslee Thompson, and her brother-in-law Kyle Black-Smith; as well as her partner, Dani Bartley and their pets Riley, Zen, Buddah, and Ted; and her aunts, uncles, many cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held at Kugler Funeral Home on 5th Street, Saddle Brook, NJ on Wednesday, April 14 from 3-7 pm. Cremation Private. 

SALVATORE NUCCIO, age 80, of Saddle Brook NJ passed on April 4, 2021. Beloved husband of Maureen Nuccio (nee Maher.) Loving father of Jeffrey Nuccio and his wife Gloria, Donna Nuccio, and Joseph Nuccio and his companion Kathleen O'Sullivan and their daughter Brandy. Dear grandfather of Desiree Di Buono and her husband Mark Di Buono, Mark MacFarlane and his wife Tejal, Monique Cestra and her husband Matthew and great-grandfather to Aria, Cole and Mikaela.

Salvatore was a member of the Pipefitters Union, Local 274. He served in the United States Army from 1958-1964 and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Saddle Brook.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook NJ. A walk-through viewing will be held on Thursday April 8, 2021 from 4-8pm. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Salvatore's name.

ANNA GUSCIORA, age 77, of  Butler NJ passed on April 5, 2021 with her family by her side.

Anna was born January 22, 1944 in Plazowka, Poland to Jan and Julia Kata. In 1971, she came to America and resided with her aunt, Anna Tencza in Garfield, NJ. Six years later she was reunited with her husband Jozef. Together, they had one child, Malgorzata. After Jozef passed, Anna bought her own home in Garfield where she lived with her daughter for over 20 years. In August 2014, she moved to Butler, NJ with Malgorzata, her son-in-law Jaroslaw and grandsons, Jacob and Michael. Anna was a dedicated mother and especially loved her role as grandma. She treasured her grandsons and embraced every moment with them. She enjoyed the beach, gardening, cooking and baking. Anna lived a fulfilling life as a mother, sister, wife and friend.

Anna is survived by her daughter Malgorzata Karas and husband Jaroslaw, grandchildren Jacob and Michael  Karas, siblings Jozef Kata, Maria Brudz, Stefania Czaczor and her husband Marion, Piotr Kata and his wife Maria and Zofia Kaniuk and her husband Adam as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 from 6-9pm. Funeral Service on Saturday April 10, 2021 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Garfield NJ at 10am. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Anna's name.

FELIX “Phil” SERGIO, age 85, of Saddle Brook passed at home on April 5, 2021.  Phil was the beloved husband of the late Caroline Sergio, loving father of Carol Ann Frazier and her husband Scott, dearest grandfather of Christopher Sergio and his wife Ashley and Steven Sergio and his wife Loren, great-grandfather of Andrew, Dominic and Mackenzie and loving brother of Lucille Sergio and the late Saveria Sergio.
 
Phil was a former Vice President of Chase Bank in NY, NY. Phil was a United States Army Veteran and member of the Saddle Brook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3484. In 2016, Phil was given the honor in being selected Grand Marshall of the Saddle Brook Memorial Day Parade.
 
Phil was active in the Township of Saddle Brook for many years and a member of many civic organizations including Knights of Columbus of which he was a Sir Knight in the 4th Degree, former President of the Saddle Brook Chapter of Unico, Trustee of the Boat Jumpers and the Saddle Brook Republican Club.  Phil was also a longtime and loyal parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook.
 
Funeral services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 Fifth St. Saddle Brook, NJ. A private family gathering will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday April 7, 2021.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle Church on Thursday April 8, 2021 at 9:30am and private cremation afterwards.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Saddle Brook Chapter of Unico in memory of Felix "Phil" Sergio.
 
Contributions to the Saddle Brook Chapter of Unico can be sent to P.O. 439, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663.
ELENA MILITARI, age 60, of Somerset NJ passed on March 31, 2021. Beloved sister of Paula Favo. Dear godmother of Gina Favo and aunt of Kristina Favo. Elena was a 1978 graduate of Saddle Brook High School and lived in Saddle Brook most of her life before moving to Somerset, NJ.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 Fifth Street, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held on Wednesday April 7, 2021 from 9-11:30am. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

MARK R. VANORE , age 52, of Boonton, NJ passed away unexpectedly on March 28, 2021. Beloved husband of 20 years of Christa Vanore.  Loving son of Robin Vanore and the late Richard Vanore. Dear brother of Douglas and Ed Vanore. Mark is survived by his step children, Samantha Brisson and her husband Tommy and Corey Collette, his grandchildren Cameron, Ellie, Tommy, CeCe, Penny, and Holden, his nieces Hope Rogers and her husband Chris, Faith Vanore, Haleigh Strayer and her husband Wes, Stella and Marina Cahill Slowik and nephew Logan Cahill. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Candice Cahill Slowik and her husband Kenny, mother-in-law Diane Cahill, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends whose lives Mark has touched. Mark is predeceased in life by his brother Richard Vanore and stepson Matthew Collette. 

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th St. Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 1-5pm. Cremation private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital in Mark’s name.

 

BARBARA CERNIGLIA, age 76, of Saddle Brook passed on March 24, 2021. Beloved wife of John Cerniglia. Loving mother of John Cerniglia and his wife Wendy, Francine Cerniglia, Christopher Cerniglia and his wife Deana and Allison Cerniglia . Dear Grandmother of Breanna Errico and her husband Nicholas, Kylie Cerniglia and her fiance Christopher Beischer, Jonathan Cerniglia, Christian Mahogany, Faye Anne Cerniglia, Christopher (CJ) Cerniglia, Davis Cerniglia, Brooke Tulloch, Jordyn Tulloch, and Paige Taylor. Sister of Lorraine Soltis, Marilyn Green and Richard Hadjar.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th St., Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 2pm - 6pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Philip The Apostle RCC, in Saddle Brook on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11am. Interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Barbara's name. 

JANET MARY ULLMER, age 79, of Saddle Brook passed on March 14, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Alfred Ullmer Sr. Loving mother of Raymond Alfred Ullmer Jr. of Mahwah, Steven Michael Ullmer of Jackson and the late Robert John Ullmer. Dear Grandmother of Sean Frederick Ullmer of Montclair, Catherine Rose Ullmer of Ramsey  and Amanda Stephanie Ullmer of Toms River. Sister of Marie Gross Giacoletto of Palmer PA, Michael Rudolph Gross of Hampton Township, NJ and Agnes Marie Blauvelt of Lodi NJ. Janet is predeceased in life by her parents Michael and Agnes Gross and her twin sister Joan Susan Gross.  

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th St. Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 3pm - 7pm. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11am. Interment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

"Our mom has joined our dad in Heaven. May they be together in peace and love for all time"

MICHAEL D. MAYO, "Mike", age 74. of Fair Lawn NJ and formerly of Clifton, NJ passed on March 8, 2021. 

Michael was born in Tuxedo New York and lived in Sloatsburg, NY before settling in Sunbury, Pennsylvania for a period of time.  He retired from the Passaic Public School District in 2004 where he served as a professional painter for 28 years.
 
Michael was the seventh child of the late Lawrence and Teresa Mayo (nee Sullivan). Teresa, unknowingly pregnant with natural triplets, suffered a miscarriage 3 months into her pregnancy.   Doctors told her she was no longer pregnant. However, at 28 weeks on May 8, 1946, she gave birth to two boys, Richard Thomas and Michael Daniel.  Babies born prematurely at this time were not expected to survive and if they did, they were labeled as “weaklings”.  Respiratory challenges were also associated with premature infants.  The use of incubators and oxygen treatments was becoming popular.  Richard and Michael received treatment.  Richard died on May 11, 1946. Michael survived.  However, weighing less than 3lbs, it was not without incident.  The unregulated use of oxygen during that time left some children with physical (blindness) and/or other challenges.  Michael was unable to read.  Teresa found a tutoress who quickly fell in love with helping Michael through his early education.  He eventually enrolled in barbering college and learned a skill to prepare him for life.  It was his time as a barber where he met his soon to be wife, Doris (a beautician).  They went on to have two children.  Lisa Jane and Eric Michael.
 
In addition to working as a barber, Michael began freelancing as a painter/decorator.  His reputation of being meticulous made him sought after by many private clients.  Looking to further his career as a painter, he began working for the Passaic School District, Passaic, NJ.  He eventually left barbering and dedicated the remainder of his career to the Passaic Board of Education.  He retired in 2004 after 28 years of highly respected service.  After retirement, Michael bought a beautiful home in Melbourne, Florida, near his sister Kathleen, where he developed many hobbies including a love of decorating, photography and computers.
 
In 2018, Michael became sick with stage 4 COPD.  He returned to NJ to be near his daughter, Lisa, who found Dr. Jason Shatkin, a highly qualified pulmonologist.  Dr. Shatkin’s dedication and compassion gave Michael and his family an additional 2 ½ years together.
 
Over the years, Michael faced many difficult challenges, including losing his beloved son, Eric, in May of 2017 but his faith and testimony in God was unwavering.  He practiced and inspired others to live “One Day at a Time”.  All throughout his life, he spoke openly and candidly about his learning challenges and the stigma he faced growing up unable to read.  However, he never once felt sorry for himself.  His daughter and family describe him as having a strong work ethic, an innate ability to know and understand others, and an inner drive to keep learning and growing all throughout his life.  His sister describes the power of his mind as one of life’s miracles, while his daughter considers his entire life a miracle and her father, her greatest hero.
 
Michael is predeceased by his beloved son, Eric, his brothers, Richard, William, Thomas, Lawrence, and John, as well as his sister, Arlene. 
 
Michael is survived by his daughter Lisa, three grandchildren Corey, Nicholas, and Celeste, two sisters, Barbara and Kathleen, nieces, nephews, and former spouse, Dottie.
 
Private funeral arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. In lieu of flowers, Lisa is asking donations be made to The Valley Hospital NICU in an effort to help premature babies accomplish all the great things he did in life.

JENNIFER PAPPALARDO, age 47, of New York City and formerly of Saddle Brook passed on March 4, 2021. Beloved daughter of Andrea (Andi) Van Blarcom and the late James Van Blarcom. Loving sister of Jaime Ryan and Jaclyn Van  Blarcom.  Jennifer is survived by her partner Brian Cox, nephews James and Derek Ryan, aunt and uncle Diane and Manny Acosta, cousin Leah Van Blarcom and ex-husband Silvio Pappalardo.  

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th St., Saddle Brook NJ. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:30am. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa NJ.

ARLIN M. SABAT, age 80, of Elmwood Park passed peacefully on February 27, 2021. Arlin was the beloved wife of the late Edward Sabat. Devoted mother to Vincent and Thomas, their spouses Sherry and Coreen. Loving grandmother “Babci" to Michael (wife, Heidi), Erin and Nicole. She is also survived by her sister, Dolores Knysz, and her nieces and nephews.  Arlin was born in Passaic, NJ and resided in Elmwood Park since 1976. Arlin was a former sales representative for Macy’s in Paramus. 


Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5th Street, Saddle Brook. Visiting hours on Wednesday, March 3rd from 4 to 8pm. Funeral services at funeral home on Thursday, March 4th at 11am. Interment to follow in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Saddle Brook.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Sunshine Home Health Services- 545 Goffle Road #6, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

RAYMOND ALFRED ULLMER Sr., age 85, of Saddle Brook passed on February 25, 2021. Beloved husband of Janet Mary Ullmer (nee Gross.) Loving father of Raymond Alfred Ullmer Jr., Steven Michael Ullmer and the late Robert John Ullmer. Dear grandfather of Sean Frederick Ullmer, Catherine Rose Ullmer and Amanda Stephanie Ullmer. Brother of Donald Robert Ullmer of Ridgewood, and the late Jean Grace Woodruff of Lanoka Harbor. 


Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th St., Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 3pm - 7pm. A service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 12pm. Interment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

DOROTHY LEIDER, age 90, a long time resident of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on February 24, 2021. Dorothy was born in Passaic, NJ on December 18, 1930 to the late Mary and Michael Janosvo.  Prior to retirement, Dorothy was a court clerk with the Superior Court of New Jersey. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas and James Leider and her three granddaughters, Megan, Amy and Rebecca Leider, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy was a long-time faithful parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Saddle Brook.  Dorothy is predeceased in life by her husband Jacob, her daughter Diane and her sister Doris Korman.

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th St., Saddle Brook, NJ. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 3pm - 7pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:30am. Internment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus NJ.

RUSSELL LYNCH, age 70 Saddle Brook passed away February 10, 2021 with his family by his side.  Russell leaves behind his wife, Cynthia (Dorans) and their boys, Martin and Sean. He enjoyed many adventures with his family, as well as camping with his sons as part of Troop 27.

If Russell wasn’t up in the sky, he was on one of his many road trips, whether by two wheels, four wheels or travel trailer. Russell will always be remembered for his stories and bright, colorful Hawaiian shirts. Let’s hope they serve margaritas in heaven!

A private mass was held February 13th.

Donations in his memory can be made  to the Young Eagles Flights , ℅ EAA Aviation Foundation, P O Box 3816, Oshkosh, WI 54903  or www.eaa.org/donate

BARTHLEMUS J. POLIZZOTTI, 89, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on January 30, 2021. He was born on January 15, 1932 in Paterson, NJ to father Joseph Louis Polizzotti and mother Vincenza Polizzotti, (nee) Chiara. Bart was employed by HUD (Housing, Urban & Development) for 30 years before retiring at the age of 55. He returned to work as a civil engineer for the city of Hackensack for 8 years.

He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn Polizzotti (nee) Mc Farlane and son Jeremiah Polizzotti. He is survived by his children Bartholomew Polizzotti and his wife Lori, Jean Oviedo and Joseph Polizzotti and his wife Elizabeth; his brother-in-law Jeremiah McFarlane; grandchildren Jayson, Jennifer and her husband William, Justin and his wife Brigette, Christopher, Aimee and her husband Adam, Darren, Joseph, Nicholas and his fiance Brittany, Elizabeth and Matthew and his great grandchildren Nolan, Avery, Jeremiah & Liam. He was also survived by his special friend Marie Shust.

Bart was a life long parishioner of St. Phillip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook. He was a member and former President of the Saddle Brook Golden Agers Club. Bart was also a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War from 1953-1955.

Bart was an avid bowler at Q-Lanes & Parkway Lanes, both in Elmwood Park. He was a master wood carver belonging to a group named the "Whittle Ones". Bart's other interests included nature, the NY Mets and his love of food especially exotic cuisine.

The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.

BEVERLY ORWIG, age 102, of Carlstadt and formerly of Saddle Brook passed on Thursday January 28, 2021.  Beverly was born in NYC, NY and lived in Saddle Brook for 68 years before moving to Carlstadt 2 years ago.

Beverly was devoted to First Baptist Church, Hackensack.  Her service and devotion included Sunday School teaching and being President & Treasurer of the Women's Berean Class.  She loved and prayed for her family and church family daily.  Her hobbies included sewing, reupholstery, gardening and fixing everything (Jack-of-all-trades).

Beverly is survived by her daughter Beverly Mitchell and her husband John, her 2 sons, Ernest Orwig and his wife Linda, and Stephen Orwig and his wife Christine.  Beverly is also survived by her 7 grandchildren, John Mitchell and his wife Muriel, David Mitchell and his wife Linda, Alyssa Hutchins and her husband Aaron, Charles L. Orwig and his wife Lana, Melanie Orwig, Kathryn Long, and Andrew Long and his wife Kristin.  Beverly also is survived by 13 Great-Grandchildren, 6 Great-Great Grandchildren, her niece Carol Orwig and her nephew Richard Orwig and his wife Carol.

Funerals services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals 311 5TH Street Saddle Brook.  Visiting hours on Sunday January 31, 2021 from 3 to 5pm with prayer services to begin at 4pm.  For those unable to attend the services in person, see the following link for Kugler Funeral Home You-Tube "Live-Stream" Service:

https://youtube.com/channel/UCLepyHkqDZZ_MYcfSJel2eQ

Cemetery Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus on Saturday, February 6th at 11am.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Baptist Church, Women's Berean Class, 15 Conklin Place Hackensack, NJ 07601 "In Memory of Beverly Orwig".

DOUGLAS MIKA, 65, of Roxbury, NJ, passed away on January 25, 2020 due to COVID-19 complications. Douglas was predeceased  by his parents Frank and Jane and his sister Patricia. Surviving is his guardian Robert Delle Cava of Long Valley, NJ. Douglas spent most of his life at North Jersey Developmental Center in Totowa before moving to Roxbury. Mr. Delle Cava would like to thank all the dedicated people that were involved with Doug’s care throughout his life.
 
Douglas will be buried in the family grave in St. Mary's Cemetery in Saddle Brook on Thursday January 28th at 10:30AM.  Arrangements from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook.

EMIL JACK RYMARZ, age 65, lifelong resident of Saddle Brook passed away peacefully on Thursday January 7, 2021 at Hackensack Hospital.  Emil was a beloved son, family member and friend.  Emil is survived by and will be missed by his cousins Stanley (Joe) Rymarz, Carol Rymarz, Michael J. Sovich, Christopher Sovich, Valerie Janowiak, Frank Sovich, Wayne Sovich, Jackie Reiman and April Sovich.  We know Emil is now with his Father Jack and Mother Helen and loved here on earth as well as in Heaven. 

Emil lived in Saddle Brook all of his life and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting. After college Emil began his 40 year career working for Nash Distributors in Carlstadt, NJ.  Not only did Emil find his dream job, but a lifelong friend in Mike Nash.  Those closest to Emil appreciated his loyalty to his parents, family and friends, love of sports and his love of reading three newspapers every Sunday. 

Emil will be laid to rest at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, January 14, 2021 with graveside prayer services at 10am Arrangements from Kugler Community Home for Funerals of Saddle Brook.

JAMES F. CHRISTY Jr., passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was 66 years old. Jimmy, as his friends called him, was full of life and had a smile and laugh that was unforgettable.  He made his career at Doors Direct and ran that business with a passion. If you met Jimmy you would never forget how at ease he made one feel. Jimmy lived his life for his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of  31 years Ines Christy and his devoted children, Annmarie Christy, Carlos M. Rivera and his wife Ramona, Mabel Rivera and her husband Erik. The only thing he ever took seriously was loving his grandchildren and great grandchildren; Kerina Rivera and her children Sarai, Maddox and Hendrix, Juan Carlos, Brandon, Vivian, Sebastian, Kaylee, Roman, Xavier, Addison and Penelope. He is also survived by his siblings Joyce Christy, Elizabeth Christy and Thomas Christy. James was one in a million and he will never be forgotten. He taught everyone around him how to be better. May he Rest In Peace and be kept alive in everyone’s memory through the many stories and countless memories we have of him. Til we meet again. 

Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, 311 5th Street, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 4 PM - 8 PM. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington on Thursday January 14, 2021 at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers,  donations can be made to The Clifton Animal Shelter in James' name. 138 Louise Street, Clifton NJ 07011

BYUNGHEE KWON, age 97, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2021. Byunghee was born on June 30, 1923 and lived in Jersey City for the past 30 years. Byunghee is survived by her beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Byunghee dedicated her life to raising her family. She raised five children in South Korea then upended her life and moved to the United States in the early 1990s to raise one of her grandchildren. Oftentimes, her own life was not easy, so Byunghee found it important to make the lives of those around her better. 

She loved to tend to her plants, knit and eat sushi, ramen and fried chicken. But, her true passion and unparalleled devotion was to family and serving the Lord. 

Due to the pandemic, in-person attendance at the funeral services will be made private and will take place on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:30AM. A live stream will be available at https://youtube.com/channel/UCLepyHkqDZZ_MYcfSJel2eQ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrew Kim Church, Maplewood, NJ.

 

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