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Our Obituaries

Emma A. Zmijewski

January 17, 1922 - February 8, 2017

Emma A. Zmijewski (nee Brown) January 17, 1922 - February 8, 2017 Wife of the late Stephen Zmijewski. Born, raised and lived in Brooklyn, New York for 70 years before relocating to Cranford, New Jersey for her remaining years. Survived by daughters Laura Bashaw and Joanna Zmijewski; Grandchildren Jill Nazzaro (husband, Matthew) and Matthew K. Bashaw; Great Grandson Matthew John Nazzaro. ...
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Cynthia Kluge Devlin

April 29, 1963 - January 25, 2017

CYNTHIA KLUGE DEVLIN Cynthia Kluge Devlin passed away with her family at her side, on January 25, 2017, after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. A memorial service celebrating Cindy's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, N.J. Please visit for online condolences. Born on...
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Marion Sophia (nee Piotrowski) Lupia

December 18, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Marion Lupia, 90, (nee Piotrowski), of Lakewood, died on Monday January 24, 2017, at Monmouth Medical Center's Southern Campus, in Lakewood. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she had been a secretary for many years with youth consultation services. She enjoyed travel throughout Europe, and had earlier lived with her family in Verona, Italy. She participated in the Knights of Columbus Variety Shows, and...
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Marilyn D. Teitelbaum

June 3, 1921 - January 23, 2017

Marilyn D. Teitelbaum, 95, beloved wife of the late Arthur Teitelbaum ,died peacefully on Monday January 23, 2017 .A private burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Gray's Funeral Home in Westfield, N.J. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2309 Route 70 Manchester,New Jersey at 11 am Wednesday February 1, 2017.. For...
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Robert (Rob) Markowski, Cranford

December 30, 1956 - January 20, 2017

Robert "Rob or Bob" Markowski – 60 years old of Cranford, NJ – left us peacefully on the morning of January 20, 2017 after almost two years of battling head/neck cancer. Robert, the only child of Charles and Jeanne Markowski, was born on December 30, 1956. He was raised in Union, New Jersey where he graduated from Union High School class of '74. He obtained his B.S. in Marketing from Seton...
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Robert Edward Dinsmore

November 9, 1919 - January 17, 2017

Robert E. Dinsmore, 97, of Westfield, NJ passed away peacefully at Father Hudson House (Center for Hope Hospice) in Elizabeth, NJ on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Born in Brogue, PA on November 9, 1919, to Harry and Clara Gipe Dinsmore, Bob lived in Brogue, PA and graduated from Red Lion High School in 1936. He graduated in 1940 from Lebanon Valley College with a bachelor's degree in accounting...
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Joseph Philip Dzuback, Jr.

December 7, 1920 - January 13, 2017

Joseph Philip Dzuback Jr., 96, passed peacefully from this world on January 13, 2017, at home in Westfield, NJ, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Born in Bayonne, NJ, on December 7, 1920, to Joseph and Maria Simko Dzuback. Joe was raised in Bayonne. He attended St. Peter's College and Fordham University, before enrolling at the Merchant Marine Academy and graduating with the...
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Katherine O Lewis

March 11, 1927 - January 11, 2017

To be fortunate to find my life long companion Katherine in 1949 , share three children , Keith, Patricia, & Barbara, four grand children, Holly, T.J., Katie ,& Rob, & one great grand child Charlie. To spend Sixty Six years together through good and bad and enjoy each others company. supporting each other in everything has been something we both have cherished. I shall miss Her. She has been the...
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Mary Eckler

January 15, 1929 - January 7, 2017

Mary Eckler, 87, of Yardley, PA, died Saturday January 7th at her residence. Born in Jersey City, NJ, Mary spent her early adult years as a Military wife and Mother of two. She later worked for AT&T for many years until she retired. Mary enjoyed travelling, Camping, cooking, baking, sewing and more than anything, spending time with her Family. Mary was married for 64 years to her loving...
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Anne H. Rothlein

January 4, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Anne H. Rothlein, 83, Had Been Longtime Resident of Cranford Anne H. Rothlein, 83, of Lakewood, N.J. passed away peacefully at Toms River Community Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 6, 2017. Born in South Amboy, N.J. on January 4, 1934, to Edna and William Horley, Anne lived in Perth Amboy and graduated from Perth Amboy High School. She married Russell Gilbert Rothlein on February 5,...
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Richard C Maxfield

March 12, 1926 - January 4, 2017

Richard C. Maxfield, 90, formerly of Cranford, died January 4, 2017 at the New York State Veterans Home at St. Albans in Jamaica, NY. He was born and raised in New Jersey. In World War II he served in the Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment, and was awarded the distinction of Distinguished Member by Major General John M. LeMoyne for his outstanding contributions. Dick was a graduate of The...
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Robert Hamilton Seavy

January 27, 1921 - January 4, 2017

Robert H. Seavy Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Lived a life of generosity and service Robert Seavy, 95, of Clark, NJ passed away at home on January 4, 2017. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on January 28, 2017 at 11:00 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Cranford, NJ. Born in Warren, Pa. in 1921 to George and Elizabeth Seavy, Bob lived in Clarendon, Pa. He...
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Karen Sue Wheeler

June 29, 1947 - December 28, 2016

Karen Sue Wheeler Was Born on 06-29-1947 And Found Eternal Peace on 12-28-2016 Karen Sue Wheeler was a strong, hard working woman who gave everything she had just for the sake of making life better for her family and the friends she made along the journey. Despite some of the tremendous adversity she encountered in her life, she persevered and ultimately succeeded in doing just that,...
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George Mueller

July 20, 1918 - December 27, 2016

George Mueller died at Cranford Health and Extended Care Center on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the age of 98. He was born on Lehigh Avenue in Roselle Park, NJ to George and Anna Kaup Mueller, and he was educated in local public schools. After his second year at Roselle Park High School, he left to take over his family's ice delivery route when his father needed cataract surgery. That was the...
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Eugenia J. Jacobs

April 3, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Eugenia J. Jacobs age 86 passed away at her residence in Cranford, NJ on Thursday December 22, 2016. Born in South Amboy, she spent her childhood in South River. Then moving to Elizabeth, and graduated Batton High School. Then moving to Cranford where she raised her family. Eugenia worked as a secretary for the Chief Accountant at Bristol Meyers. She then went onto work as a consultant...
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Merlyn W. Jones

June 2, 1932 - December 20, 2016

Merlyn W Jones passed away on December 20, 2016. He was born on June 2, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Richard and Irene (Swartwood) Jones. He grew up in Wilkes-Barre and graduated from James M Coughlin High School in 1950 where he played Varsity Football. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from The State Teacher's College of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg University) in 1954. While playing...
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Giuseppe "Peppe" "Joe" Chirichella

October 2, 1930 - December 18, 2016

Giuseppe Chirichella, 86, of Cranford, died suddenly, while asleep on Sunday December 18, 2016 at his residence. Born in the small village of Monte San Giacomo, Salerno, in the Campagna region of Italy, Peppe as he was known, came to the US in 1966, celebrating 50 years in America, of which he was a proud citizen. Having lived in East Rutherford and Hoboken, he moved to Cranford 30 years ago. He...
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William Zinsky

February 5, 1920 - December 17, 2016

William (Bill) Zinsky, 96 of Linden died Saturday, December 17th, 2016 after a short illness. William's life celebration will be held Wednesday December 21st from 4:30-8:30 PM at Gray's Funeral Home, 21 Springfield Ave. Cranford. His funeral mass will be held at 10 AM December 22nd, 2016 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Kenilworth with burial to follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South...
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Helen T. Zulick

January 22, 1918 - December 12, 2016

Helen T. Zulick (nee Zemencik), 98, of Cranford, died on Monday December 12, 2016, at Cranford Hall Nursing Center. She was a nanny and housekeeper for several local families for many years. Born in Donora, PA, she had been a 73 year resident of Cranford, and a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cranford. Helen was the beloved wife of the late: Stephen V. Zulick who operated the former...
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Doris J. Trumbower

June 15, 1924 - December 10, 2016

Doris June (nee Brautigam) Trumbower, 92, of Mountainside, N.J., formerly of Vauxhall, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Dec 10, 2016, at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Lewis Trumbower, devoted daughter of the late Lillian and Otto Brautigam, and loving mother of Heather Jan Trumbower. Doris was born in Orange and then lived...
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Robert W. Romano

February 11, 1951 - December 9, 2016

Robert W. Romano, 65, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016 at his home in Cranford, NJ. He was born on February 11, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY to Michael Romano and Beatrice Schoenberg. Robert grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical Highschool in 1969. After high school he earned a B.A. in Russian Language at Queens College, and a diploma in Computer Technology at...
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Joan Y. Moeller

August 27, 1932 - December 7, 2016

Joan Yvonne Moeller, 84, of Coral Springs, Florida died at home on December 7, 2016 with family by her side. Joan was born August 27, 1932 in Belleville, New Jersey; the youngest of three girls to parents Samuel Joseph and Cecilia Edna Nesbitt and sisters Margaret (Peggy) and Edna. Joan was co-owner of Orange Plastics, Inc. in Rahway, NJ—along with her late husband Helmut Moeller—until the...
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Vi Grant

November 26, 1926 - December 4, 2016

Vi Grant age 90 passed away on Sunday December 4, 2016 at the Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey. Born in Plainfield, NJ, she lived in Mountainside, then living in Florida for 23 years. She then moved back to New Jersey and lived with her grand nephew Marco in Tinton Falls. While in Florida, Vi was active with the United Methodist Church in Spring Hills. An avid cat LOVER,...
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Donald F. Roden

October 17, 1926 - November 29, 2016

Donald F. Roden, 90, of Westfield, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday November 29. 2016. Donald's visitation will be on Thursday December 1st, from 2-4 and 7-9PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:15AM Friday December 2, 2016 at St. Helen Catholic Church, Westfield. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Newark. Donald...
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Alice Catherine Barbiere

April 21, 1948 - November 27, 2016

Alice Catherine Barbiere (née Schneider) passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the age of 68. She passed peacefully in her home following a courageous four-year battle with breast cancer. Alice is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Dr. Mario C. Barbiere, and their four loving sons: Jim, Chris, Mike, and Matthew. Alice was also blessed with the love of two daughters-in-law,...
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Tyler K. Hill

March 31, 1950 - November 17, 2016

Tyler Kent Hill, 66, of Cranford, died suddenly on November 17, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Plainfield to the late Stanley and Ruth Hoffman Hill. He retired in 1984 from Films, Inc of New York, NY. Tyler was a graduate of Kean College and had been an avid swimmer. He grew up in Cranford and was a member of the Cranford Swim Club and a lifeguard. He was a member of the Friends of the...
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Esteban Eliodoy Puebla

August 8, 1918 - November 16, 2016

Esteban Eliodoy Puebla: June 8, 1918 - November 16, 2016 Dr. Esteban Eliodoy Puebla passed away November 16, 2016, at age 98. Born in Bayamo, Cuba, Dr. Puebla was a longtime resident of Havana, Cuba until he came to the US and moved to Linden, NJ. He graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Diplomatic and Consular Law. He began his working life in Cuba in the Printing Press...
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John T. Cavin

April 20, 1946 - November 12, 2016

John T. Cavin, 70, devoted husband of Patricia (Yacullo) Cavin, passed away on Saturday, November 12th. He leaves behind his wife, Patricia (Yacullo) Cavin, a sister, Natalie and her husband, Jim, a sister-in-law, Barbara Yacullo and her husband, Ron along with 1 nephew, 1 niece, 2 great nephews and 3 great nieces, as well as other family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, John ...
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Linn H. Smith

April 8, 1937 - November 11, 2016

Linn H. Smith Passed Away Devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather Linn Haskell Smith, formerly of Westfield, NJ passed on November 11th. Born in 1937 in Buffalo, NY, Linn served honorably in the US Navy before ultimately settling in Westfield to raise his family. He owned The Robert Treat Liquor Shop on Quimby St. In his later years, he found his true calling, becoming a certified...
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Genevieve Patricia Raudonis

June 10, 1921 - November 11, 2016

Genevieve Patricia Raudonis Genevieve Raudonis, 95, passed away peacefully on November, 11 2016 surrounded by her family in Cranford, NJ. Born in Simpson, Pennsylvania, Genevieve was a longtime resident of Elizabeth, NJ and Union, NJ. She was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 68 years, John A. Raudonis Jr. Genevieve is survived by her five loving daughters and sons-in-law:...
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William DeWitt Peek, Sr.

April 10, 1925 - November 2, 2016

William DeWitt Peek Prominent Westfield Attorney-at-Law William DeWitt Peek of Westfield, N.J., passed away on November 2, 2016 at age 91. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Westfield on Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 am. Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors, Westfield. Go to for on line condolences. The son of DeWitt Clinton Peek and...
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Judy Muscietta

September 23, 1964 - October 25, 2016

JUDY MUSCIETTA, 52, of East Rutherford, NJ, passed away suddenly on October 25, 2016. She had been a corporate accountant with the Ingram Content Group, New York. Born in Ridgewood, NJ, Judy was a graduate of Emerson High School, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she also received her MBA degree. She volunteered with the Franciscan Friary in Newark, NJ. Judy was the beloved daughter of...
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Ruth C. Favata

August 15, 1932 - October 15, 2016

Ruth Christine Favata, aged 84, passed from this life on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at home in Union, new Jersey, after a valiant, but short struggle with cancer. Born in 1932 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Ansbach of easton, pa. Ruth was a beloved sister to ten siblings, all predeceased. In 1954, Ruth married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Vincent...
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Frank P. Muggeo

April 24, 1934 - October 8, 2016

Frank Muggeo, 82, of Westfield, died on Saturday October 8, 2016. Frank's Life Celebration will be 2-4 and 7-9PM Tuesday October 11th, at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St. Westfield. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 10AM Wednesday October 12, 2016 at the Church of the HolyTrinity, 315 First St., Westfield. His interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Born in Brooklyn...
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Franklyn J. "Frank" Sullebarger

June 13, 1928 - October 4, 2016

Franklyn Jackson Sullebarger (1928-2016) Franklyn Jackson Sullebarger, a resident of Westfield, NJ, for over 50 years, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016 in Cincinnati where he had lived since 2014. Born in Brooklyn on June 13, 1928, he graduated from Adelphi Academy and became an Eagle Scout in 1946 and earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University in...
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Rene' S Gabbai

December 19, 1925 - October 3, 2016

Rene S. Gabbai, 90, of Springfield, NJ, passed away on Monday October 3, 2016, at his residence. Rene's Life Celebration will be Wednesday October 5th, from 2-4 and 7-9PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30AM Thursday October 6, 2016 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 40 Alden St. Cranford. Entombment will follow in Glendale Cemetery,...
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John Huntington Taylor

March 4, 1928 - October 2, 2016

John H. Taylor of Westfield. John H. Taylor, 88, passed away on October 2, 2016 at Sunrise of Westfield after a brief illness. John's memorial service will begin at 10AM today, Wednesday October 5, 2016 at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Westfield, followed by burial in the Garth of St. Paul's. Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors of Westfield. He was surrounded by his family and died...
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Russell G. Parsell, Sr.

December 3, 1921 - September 20, 2016

Russell Parsell was born on December 3, 1921 in Westfield, NJ in the East Broad Street home adjacent to Fairview Cemetery. Russell lived in Westfield for most of his 94 years. He retired from Merck in Rahway after more than 30 years of service. Russell was a World War II Veteran and an avid fisherman. He loved fishing, family, animals, gardening and puzzles. He loved his wife, Adele. ...
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Anthony Vincent "Tony" Colalillo

October 15, 1940 - September 19, 2016

Anthony V. Colalillo, MD Longtime Rahway physician, studied in Italy Dr. Anthony V. Colalillo, 75, of Kenilworth, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2016. Dr. Colalillo's Life Celebration will be on Friday Septemeber 23rd from 5:00-9:00PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave. Cranford. His funeral mass will be concelebrated at 10AM Saturday September 24, 2016 at St....
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Audrey Olive Dow

October 30, 1922 - September 18, 2016

Audrey Olive Dow, 93, of Edgartown, Massachusetts and formerly of Scotch Plains, New Jersey died peacefully on Sunday evening, September 18, 2016, at home after a long illness. She was born in Elizabeth, on October 30, 1922 and was the daughter of Phillip and Marion Watson Dow. As a young woman, she worked at Merck and Co. before deciding to change her career path. Audrey...
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Daniel F. Wolf

December 18, 1950 - September 18, 2016

Daniel F. Wolf, 65, passed away peacefully at home on September 18, 2016. Dan was born in Newark, NJ and has been a Cranford resident for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Dottie, children Daniel, Alexis and Susan, four grandchildren and sister, Karen. Dan was a wonderful husband and father, and he will be remembered for his kindness and incredible sense of humor. Visitation hours...
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Honor H. Bing

January 1, 1933 - September 17, 2016

On Saturday September 17, 2016 Honor Meta Bing(nee Hipp) went to be with the Lord. She was born on New Years Day 1933 in Newark, NJ. She lived in Irvington for 20 years before moving to Westfield. She was an active member of her church and civic community. She served several terms as PTA president in her children's schools. She was a deacon in her church and taught vacation bible school when her...
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Gregory Wallace MacIver

September 7, 1951 - September 15, 2016

Gregory MacIver, Born in Summit NJ, Gregory of Clark NJ passed on Thursday Sept 15, 2016 at his home. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday Sept 20th held at the Woodbridge Memorial Gardens at 11:00am. Arrangements Br Gray Funeral Directors, Westfield. Log onto to sign guest book. Greg lived in Clark his entire life and graduated from AL Johnson HS as...
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William Martin Arthur III

April 19, 1951 - September 15, 2016

William Martin Arthur III, 65, of Roselle Park, died Thursday September 15, 2016. Bill's Life Celebration will be on Sunday September 18th from 2:00-5:00PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford, where his funeral service will begin at 5:00PM Sunday. He was employed for many years with the MacKenzie Door Co. in New York . He was pre deceased by his brother David. He is ...
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Debra Anne Parente Rosin

January 16, 1957 - September 8, 2016

Debra Parente-Rosin Amazing Mother, Wife, Aunt, Musician, Teacher and Wonderfully Caring Person Debra Parente-Rosin, 59, of Westfield, NJ passed away on Thursday, September 8th, 2016. She was a loving Mother, Wife, Aunt and Musician who was very active in the arts. Debra was born and raised in North Arlington, NJ. She received her Bachelor in Music Education from Montclair...
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Salvatore "Sal" Duca

November 26, 1937 - September 7, 2016

Salvatore "Sal" "Sammy" Duca, Sr., 78, of Winfield Park, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016 at Delair Rehab Facility in Linden, NJ. He is survived by his loving wife, Debra (Corbisiero) Duca,. Sal is also survived by his brothers - John, Tony and Joseph Duca, and by his little sister, Rose Rego. He is survived by his children - James, Donna and Salvatore, Jr. "Ace". He leaves...
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Joseph Anthony Saunders, Sr.

January 19, 1952 - September 7, 2016

Joseph Anthony Saunders, Sr., 64, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Joseph was born in Inwood, Long Island and a resident of New Jersey for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Diane of 42 years, children Lisa (Dan), Donna, Joseph, Jr. (Caitlin), granddaughter, Samantha, brother, Gregory, brother in law, Joseph and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joseph spent 25 years...
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Dorothy S. Baldwin

September 23, 1925 - September 6, 2016

Dorothy Scruton Baldwin of Cranford passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 just shy of her 91st birthday (9/23/25), at Sunrise of Westfield. Born in Plainfield, Dot graduated from Westfield High School. She was a secretary for Bristol Meyers in NYC before starting her family in Westfield and then moving to Cranford in 1949. Dorothy is predeceased by her brother Mack (1928) and her husband of 66...
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Mary Ellen Higgins

September 1, 2016

Mary Ellen (Eleanor) Higgins, age 87, of Elizabeth, NJ died Monday, September 1, 2016 at Riverton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rahway, NJ. Eleanor's Life Celebration will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, from 4-6 p.m., at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, at St. Michaels Church, 100 Alden...
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Mildred Speck

August 8, 1924 - August 25, 2016

Mildred Speck Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother Mildred Speck, 92, of Garwood, passed away on Thursday August 25, 2016, at her residence. Mildred's Life Celebration will be on Sunday August 28th, from 2-4 and 7-9PM, at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10AM Monday August 29, 2016, at St. Casimir Catholic Church,...
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John Alec Boughtwood

February 11, 1937 - August 22, 2016

John Alec Boughtwood John Alec Boughtwood, age 79, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday August 22nd, 2016. Visitation and life celebration is on Friday August 26th at the Gray Funeral Home (908-233-0143), 318 E. Broad Street, Westfield, N.J. from 4 to 8 p.m. Go to for on line condolences. A native of the United Kingdom, John was born in Billericay, Essex, in 1937...
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Leigh Hoffman Mauney

March 24, 1924 - August 15, 2016

Leigh Mauney of Mountainside, NJ was 92 (possibly 95 we're told) when passing away on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, NJ. She was born Ottilie Hoffmann in Woodhaven, Jamaica Queens NY, where she enjoyed growing up acting and singing in local Community Theatre and sang in her Episcopal Church Choir. She cherished her Parents, absolutely adoring her...
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Grant Alvah Standeven

April 2, 2016 - August 10, 2016

Baby Boy Grant Alvah Standeven, 4 months old, of Cranford, NJ, passed away on Wednesday August 10, 2016, in Montefiore Childrens Hospital in New York City, after a brief illness. He is the beloved son of Matthew T. and Laura Holbert Standeven, dear baby brother of Isla Marie Standeven, beloved grandson of: Joyce Bridges, Alvah Holbert (deceased), and Robert and Marie Standeven. He is also...
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Robert S. Kalinowski

May 4, 1957 - August 7, 2016

Robert Steven Kalinowski, 59, of Lakewood, NJ, died Sunday August 7, 2016 at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Plainfield, NJ, Robert lived for many years in Cranford, NJ, where he graduated from Cranford High School. He served in the US Navy, and was honorably discharged in 1982. Bob was a machinist, and also worked as a technician for AT&T. An avid fisherman, Robert is survived by...
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John Simpson Eldridge, Sr.

September 6, 1920 - August 5, 2016

John Simpson (Jack) Eldridge died the morning of August 6, one month short of 96 years old, in his home in Cranford, New Jersey. Jack attended Pingry School and then Yale, where he graduated with a degree in industrial engineering. Then WWII hit, and he enlisted in the Navy and transferred to the Marines as a dive-bomber pilot with Squadron VMSB-244, the "Bombing Banshees," based in the...
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Judyann Schipani

September 4, 1943 - August 4, 2016

Judyann Stemmer- Schipani, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother passed away August 4th, 2016. Born in jersey city, raised in Cranford, lived in Union for 28 years and finally resided in stewartsville NJ Her family was her life. She gave all of herself and expected nothing in return except love and spending time to be with her family. Judyann had a warm beautiful heart,...
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Martha Hindman White

November 11, 1919 - July 29, 2016

Martha Hindman White Martha H. White (Betty) formerly of Westfield, died peacefully on July 29, 2016 at Runnells Specialized Hospital. A memorial service will take place at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield on Sept 17, at 11 AM. Interment will be private in Pittsburgh, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa, Betty was a long-time resident of Westfield prior to moving to Mountainside and...
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Nancy Sturmer Derrey

September 4, 1931 - July 21, 2016

Nancy Sturmer Derrey There are so many things I don't know about my grandmother, but I'll start with the things I do. I know that she was born in Chicago on September 4, 1931 to Mildred and Carl Sturmer. I know that she graduated from Westfield High School in 1949 and then from Syracuse University in 1953. I know that she was a little wild, that she and her best friends called themselves...
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Jude R. Buccine

June 14, 1978 - July 16, 2016

Jude R. Buccine passed away peacefully on Saturday July 16, 2016. Jude was born on June 14,1978. He graduated from Cranford High School. He resided in Union City, NJ, before returning to Cranford. He worked as a driver for the Hudson County News. He then went on to become a proud Iron worker for Local#11, and presently working on the Pulaski Skyway. Jude was a kind and gentle soul...
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Inez Fol-Krupinski

October 6, 1952 - July 14, 2016

Inez Fol Krupinski, artist and long-time resident of Westfield, New Jersey, passed away on July 14, 2016, after a brief illness. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00AM, Saturday (today) July 16, 2016, at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St, Westfield, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Inez studied art at Elmira College, earning a bachelor of arts, and continued art...
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Ethel Ridilla McMahon

December 9, 1921 - July 7, 2016

Ethel Ridilla McMahon, 94, of Scotch Plains, died peacefully on July 7, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. A Life Celebration for Ethel will be from 6:00-9:00 P.M. Monday, July 11th, at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1571 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains....
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Barbara Lynne Titus

April 25, 1962 - June 30, 2016

Barbara Lynne Titus (nee Willis), 54, of Woodbridge, died suddenly on June 30, 2016. Born in Plainfield, Barbara had a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Kean University. She had previously worked in the health care field at area hospitals. She was the beloved wife of the late Mark H. Titus, who tragically passed away on March 3rd of...
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Adeline A. Parsell

December 4, 1925 - June 30, 2016

Adeline (Adele) Parsell passed away on June 30, 2016. Adele was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Adele was a Worthy Matron of Atlas Chapter 99 of the Order of the Eastern Star and active in her church. Adele was born in Florham Park, New Jersey on December 4, 1925. In 1947, she married her husband, Russell. They raised their family in Scotch Plains and then in Westfield, NJ....
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Raymond Ray Fyhr

September 11, 1953 - June 23, 2016

Raymond Arthur Fyhr, age 62, a longtime resident of Cranford, NJ, died peacefully in his home after suffering a stroke in August, 2015, followed by a long period of complications and illness, on the morning of Thursday, June 23, 2016. Ray was born at the Nassau Hospital, renamed Winthrop–University Hospital, in Mineola, NY, on September 11, 1953 to Ellef Hansen and Ana (Riollano) Fyhr. He...
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Daniel L. Schroeck

May 17, 1951 - June 20, 2016

Daniel Louis Schroeck, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, at age 65, passed away at Care One Rehabilitation Center in Livingston, NJ on Sunday, June 20, 2016. Dan, born in Newark, lived the younger half of his life in Belleville, NJ before buying a home and moving his family to Cranford, NJ in 1983. He worked as a Printer at the Newark Star-Ledger for 43 years before...
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Frances Passalacqua Graebner

November 23, 1954 - June 17, 2016

Frances Passalacqua Graebner, 61, of Mountainside, died Friday June 17, 2016, at Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ. Born in New York, NY, Fran had been a surgical care nurse at St. Vincent Hospital in New York, and later at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. She later became a stay at home mom, caring for her two daughters, then later her parents, and husband. Prior to living in...
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Sapho Lambrinides

June 28, 1920 - June 12, 2016

Sapho Lambrinides, born in Lesvos, Greece, peacefully passed away on June 12 at her home of 66 years in Westfield surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Basil and is survived by her loving daughter Andrea Lambrinides and her husband John Johnnidis, and her loving grandchildren Jonathan Basil, Christopher Gregory, and Avril Andromache Johnnidis. Her funeral service...
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Charles Elmer Jacob

June 5, 1931 - June 7, 2016

Dr. Charles E. Jacob, age 85, died suddenly on June 7th. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Chuck was the only child of Thelma and Charles H. Jacob. He attended the University of Michigan, earning both a B. A. and an M.A. there. After serving in the army, he attended Cornell University, where he earned a Ph.D. in political science. He taught at Vassar College from 1960 to 1967, and then at Rutgers...
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Nancy L. Boyle

November 13, 1940 - June 4, 2016

Nancy Lynn Boyle November 13, 1940 – June 4, 2016 Nancy Lynn Boyle was born on November 13, 1940 to Lillian and Thomas Boyle. She had one older brother, Tommy, who has preceded her into the Lord's presence. She leaves behind two younger brothers, Art and Dan; along with 17 nieces & nephews and their families. Nancy passed peacefully into eternal life on June 4, 2016. Nancy attended...
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Charles C. Haydon

August 14, 1916 - June 2, 2016

Charles Collings "Col" Haydon, a devoted father, and husband to Gladys Haydon, a World War II veteran, and lifelong baseball fan, died June 2. He was 99. Born in Baltimore, Charles lived in Philadelphia and Jersey City. Then in 1948, he married Gladys Helen Snook. In 1950 they moved to Cranford, N.J. Charles and Gladys celebrated 68 wedding anniversaries. As a youth, Charles played in...
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Thomas G. Goga

February 24, 1961 - May 31, 2016

Thomas G. Goga of Cranford NJ, Born Depew NY 2/24/61 passed away at his home Tuesday 5/31/16 after a short illness. Tommy as he was known to his family and those who loved him, was a wonderful, caring, loving individual, who could light up any room he entered. He always had a positive attitude and his smile was infectious. The most important thing in his life were his two kids Elliott (18) and...
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John Priovolos

July 2, 1938 - May 25, 2016

John Priovolos, 77, of Cranford, passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday May 25, 2016. John's Life Celebration will be Friday (today) May 27th from 2-4 and 6-9PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford. His funeral service will begin at 9:30AM Saturday May 28, 2016 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield...
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Steven Michael Davoren

November 29, 1968 - May 22, 2016

Steven Michael Davoren, 47, of Westfield, passed away at his residence on May 22, 2016. Born in Teaneck, NJ, he was a professor of research and psychology. He previously taught at Union County College, Cranford, NJ. He is survived by his parents: Michael and Helen (Rosendahl) Davoren, and his brother: Douglas M. Davoren. Services are private. Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors, Westfield,NJ.
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Yuriy Shakhnes

February 28, 1935 - May 20, 2016

Yuriy Shakhnes, 81, of Cranford, NJ, died on Saturday May 21, 2016, at Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ. Born in Moscow, Russia, Yuriy moved to America in 1992. He was a metallurgical engineer, and the beloved husband of Vera Monosova, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his son: Alexander Shaknes and his wife Valentina of Brooklyn, NY, and three grandchildren: Peter, Nicholas, and...
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Loretta M. Reilly

March 25, 1932 - May 17, 2016

Loretta M. Reilly, 84, of Cranford, passed away on Tuesday, May 17th, at her daughter's house in Lopatcong, NJ. Born and raised in Bayonne, NJ she received her Bachelor's Degree from Fordham University. She married Frank J. Reilly in 1955 and they started their life together in Bayonne. After moving to Cranford in 1962 she held several jobs in town including teacher at St Michaels School and...
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Juanita E. Sumner

June 3, 1922 - May 15, 2016

Juanita P. Sumner Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Juanita Phillips Sumner peacefully passed away May 15, 2016. A memorial service will be held 1 pm on May 22, 2016 at the Terrill Road Baptist Church, 1340 Terrill Rd. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Arrangements by Gray Memorial Funeral Home, Cranford. You may go to for on line condolences. Juanita was born...
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Bertha E. "Betty" (nee Schmidt) Bogaert

May 6, 1922 - May 12, 2016

Bertha ("Betty") E. Bogaert, 94, long time Westfield resident, died on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Betty was born on May 6, 1922, in Bayonne, New Jersey, to John Frederick and Ella Force Schmidt. After graduating from high school, she pursued her interest in art and became an accomplished artist in her own right. She enjoyed nature and all of the arts. Her fascination with other cultures and...
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Thelma J. (Palmquist) MacKay

October 11, 1918 - May 12, 2016

Thelma J. MacKay, age 97, died on Thursday, May 12 th , 2016 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, NJ, after a long life. She was born Thelma Johanna Palmquist on October 11, 1918 to Gustave and Johanna Palmquist at 735 Avenue Y in Brooklyn, NY. Thelma attended New York City public schools and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. She later attended secretarial school and...
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Lynne M. Hogan

February 8, 1961 - May 10, 2016

Lynne Marie Hogan age 55 passed away on May 10, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, NJ. Lynne was born on February 8, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey, grew up in Willingboro, NJ, spent her earlier adult years living in Margate, NJ and working at Bally's Grand Casino. She married on October 3, 1992 and moved to Cranford, NJ to raise a family and was a...
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Joseph R. DeMarco

March 1, 1927 - May 6, 2016

Joseph DeMarco, born March 1, 1927 passed away on May 6, 2016 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey after a short illness. .Born in Brooklyn, New York he grew up in Staten Island, New York relocating to Elizabeth New Jersey in1966. He resided in several communities in New Jersey. His last residence was located in Clark, NJ. He attended McKee High School located in Staten Island, New York....
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David Paul Jones

September 19, 1964 - April 19, 2016

David Paul Jones died suddenly on April 19. born September 19 1964 in elizabeth nj. lived in roselle park. graduated Cranford high school and the Union County Vocational School in 1982. Worked as a mold maker for the last 34 years. Loved his cat Tigger. Avid Nascar Fan. Particularly followed Jeff Gordon's career. Followed the Jets, Yankees, and Devils. He's survived by his parents Ruth and Merlyn...
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Nancy Snyder

June 11, 1930 - April 17, 2016

Nancy J. Snyder, Sunday School Teacher for over forty years. Nancy J. Snyder of Cranford and Normandy Beach passed away at home on Sunday April 17, 2016. Visitation and burial will be private. A memorial service, and Life Celebration will be 11:30 am Thursday April 21, 2016 at the Snyder Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. Arrangements by Gray Memorial...
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Robert L. Chavern

December 4, 1926 - April 14, 2016

Mr. Robert L. Chavern age 89 passed away peacefully at the Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Born in Glassport, Pennsylvania, he lived in California, and most recent in Cranford, New Jersey. Bob was a retired Art Teacher and Potter for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He also served our country during World War Two in the Army Air Corps. No visitation. ...
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Guy G Gurka

July 17, 1947 - April 8, 2016

Guy Gregory Gurka, 68, of Roselle Park, NJ, died peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Father Hudson House Center for Hope Hospice Care Center in Elizabeth, NJ. Guy was born on July 17, 1947 in Elizabeth, NJ, the son of Francis and Gloria Gurka (née Borelli). Guy was married for 42 years to the late Sharon Gurka (née Smithman) with whom he had three children. Guy is survived by his...
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Othmar Wittreich

September 30, 1926 - April 5, 2016

Othmar Wittreich, 89, of Westfield, passed away on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at JFK Medical Center, Edison. Othmar's Life Celebration will be on Friday April 8th, from 5:00-9:00PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 10AM Saturday April 9, 2016 at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 1600 Rahway Ave. at Lambertsmill Rd., Westfield. Interment will...
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James Patrick Bulger

January 6, 1971 - April 4, 2016

James Patrick Bulger born Jan 6, 1971 in Jersey City, NJ died on April 4, 2016 Melbourne Fla. "Jimmy" grew up in Cranford, NJ. He attended St Michael's School, Hillside Ave School and Cranford High School. He was an honor roll student many times and an amazing athlete. He played football, baseball and wrestled for Cranford at various times. He is the son of Frederick Bulger (deceased) and his...
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Patricia L. (nee Earhart) Kelly

February 18, 1929 - March 31, 2016

Patricia L. Kelly (nee Earhart), 87, of Westfield, died Thursday March 31, 2016 at her residence. Patricia's funeral service will begin at 11:00AM Tuesday April 5,2016, at Gray Directors, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield, where there will be viewing from10:00AM until service time. Please go to to offer condolences. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Born...
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Evelyn Tanzer Loderstedt

April 26, 1928 - March 26, 2016

Evelyn Loderstedt (nee Tanzer), 87, a longtime resident of Cranford, passed away on Saturday March 26, 2016 at her residence. Evelyn's Service of Remembrance will be Saturday April 2, 2016, at 2:00PM at Calvary Lutheran Church, 108 Eastman St., Cranford. Arrangements by Gray's of Cranford, go to, to offer condolences. Born in Elizabeth, Evelyn enjoyed singing,...
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Christine Jacoby

August 26, 1923 - March 25, 2016

Christine Jacoby, 92, of Cranford, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 25, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ on august 26, 1923 and resided in Cranford for 63 years. It was there that she enjoyed entertaining and cooking for her family and friends, "The Pomi Debs". She retired as a bookkeeper from union center national bank in 1987. She was predeceased by her...
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Rosemarie Mack

October 17, 1926 - March 17, 2016

Rosemarie Mack, 89, of Cranford, passed away on March 17, 2016. Rosemarie's Life Celebration will be Tuesday March 22nd, from 4:00-8:00PM, and Wednesday March 23rd at 10AM at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford, where her prayer service will follow at 11AM Wednesday. Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Please go to: to view her...
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Mary Vanderhoff

June 26, 1948 - March 16, 2016

Mary VanderHoff Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Mary Vanderhoff, 67, of Cranford passed away at home on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Mary was born in Newark on June 26, 1948. She is survived by her beloved husband, James; children and spouses, James and Motoko Golden, Eileen and Stephen Kisly, Andrew...
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John Howard

February 25, 1925 - March 4, 2016

John Howard, 91, of Cranford, passed away on Friday March 4, 2016, at his residence. John's visitation will be Tuesday (today) from 6:00-9:00PM March 8th, at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ (go to His funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday March 9, 2016, at 9:30AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 40 Alden Street, Cranford. ...
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Mark Harlow Titus

May 20, 1951 - March 3, 2016

Mark Titus died suddenly of smoke inhalation at a job related incident on March 3, 2016. Mark's Life Celebration will be held on Sunday April 10, 2016 from 2:00-4:00PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ. Go to to view a tribute to Mark. He was educated at Exeter and Lafayette College and lived in Woodbridge,NJ with his wife Barbara. He worked...
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Thornton H. Webb

April 15, 1925 - March 1, 2016

Mr. Thornton H. Webb age 90 passed away on Tuesday March 1, 2016 at the Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. Born in Hanover, NJ, he lived in Springfield For many years. Thornton was a self employed owner of W.&.W. Leasing (a trucking company) in Jersey City. He is pre deceased by two sons, Richard and Gary Webb. He is survived by his wife, Doris (nee Osmun) Webb, a daughter, Nancy W...
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William Hendry

January 11, 1927 - March 1, 2016

William Hendry Father, Mechanical Engineer and Veteran, 89 William Hendry, 89, of Cranford, N.J., passed away on March 1, 2016. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:30 am in The Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford, N.J. Interment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial...
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Marion L. Gonano

August 30, 1920 - February 23, 2016

Marion L. Gonano age 95 passed away on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at her residence in Cranford, NJ Born in Highland Falls, New York, she lived most of her life in Cranford, NJ. In Cranford, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and Azure Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Marion last worked as a waitress for the Galloping Hills Caterers in Union. She is pre deceased by her...
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Helen O. "Wiffie" Hoffert

December 21, 1925 - February 22, 2016

The family of Helen Oliphant Hoffert mourns her passing on February 22, 2016. Born December 21, 1925, in Trenton, NJ, and known to her family as Wiffie, she was a longtime resident of Mountainside deeply involved in community service and affairs. She was a learning disabilities specialist for over two decades, teaching throughout New Jersey. In her sixties, she combined her expertise in that area...
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Josephine M. Smith

May 9, 1925 - February 5, 2016

Josephine "Jo" M. Smith (nee Maisto), passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 5, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer. She was 90. Jo was born on May 9, 1925 in Newark, NJ to father Dominic Maisto and mother Mary Alamia. She grew up in a large, loving family with six brothers and three sisters. Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Irving C. "Dick" Smith, owner and...
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Michael A. Guthrie

October 25, 1955 - February 4, 2016

Michael A. Guthrie, 60, of Cranford, NJ, passed away on Thursday February 5, 2016, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. Michael's Life Celebration will be Monday February 8th from 5:00-9:00PM at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. To view a tribute of Michael's life please go to . Graveside services and burial will be 11:00AM Tuesday...
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Thomas M. Morick

October 8, 1923 - February 2, 2016

Thomas Michael Morick, 92, died Tuesday February 2, 2016, at the Veterans Memorial Home in Menlo Park, NJ where he had been living since April, 2015. Tom was born October 8, 1923 in Rhodesdale, Ohio to Michael and Anna Morick. His family moved to Nanticoke, PA where Tom and his 4 siblings (Mary, Joe, Harry, and Betty) spent most of their childhood. At the age of 18, Tom joined the army and...
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