2003-04-17 / Obituaries
FIORENZO FEDULLO, 82, of Monroe died April 5 at home. Born in Pisciotta, Italy, he lived in Freehold before moving to Monroe more than 10 years ago. He was a supervisor for Bell Labs, Holmdel, where he was employed for 20 years before his retirement more than 20 years ago. Prior to that, he was employed at the Nestlé Co., Freehold. He attended the Evangelical Baptist Church, Freehold Township. Surviving are his wife, Nina Vaskin Kazlauskas Fedullo; a stepson, Boyd Youngblood, Neptune; a sister, Disma Moore, Riverview, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
CHARLES H. KRAUSS SR., 56, of Dover died April 9 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Union, he lived in Freehold before moving to Toms River five years ago. He was a fireman for the Irvington Fired Department for 25 years. He is survived by his former wife, Judith, of Freehold; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jr. and Kym of Old Bridge; a daughter, Staci Krauss, of Brick; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may b made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.
RUTH VICTORIA LUND DUHRKOPP, 85, of East Brunswick, formerly of Spotswood, died April 10 at home. Her husband, Arnold, died in 1989. Surviving are three sons, Arnold M. Duhrkopp of California, Lyn E. Duhrkopp of Monroe and Mark A. Duhrkopp of East Brunswick; a daughter, Susan Ruth Spears of Brick; three brothers, Walter Lund of Florida, Ted Lund of Wayne and Ed Lund of New York; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Hospice, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.
JULIUS FEKETE, 91, of East Brunswick died April 6 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. His wife, Helen Balint Fekete, died in 1993. Surviving are a son, Julius of South River; a daughter, Linda of East Windsor; a sister, Irene Muscle of Littleton, Colo.; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church, 9 Bayard St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
KATHLEEN E. CRIMMINS KOBLOS, 94, of South River died April 13 in Cranbury Center, Monroe. Her husband, Stephen Koblos, died in 1980, and a son, Stephen, died in 1994. Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Oravits of St. Augustine, Fla., and Margaret Dukes of Port Orange, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Alice Koblos of East Brunswick; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A liturgy is planned for 9 a.m. on April 17 at St. Stephen Protomartyr Church, South River. Interment will follow in Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River.
NORMA BURKY KLUY, 82, of East Brunswick, formerly of South River, died April 8 in Care One, East Brunswick. Her husband, John H. Kluy, died in 1979. Surviving are a son, Dennis Kluy of Stillwater, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Catherine Jairdullo of Middlesex; and a grandson. Services were held at Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cemetery, South River.
LEE WEISSMAN MEYERBERG, 86, of West Windsor died April 7 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Joseph, died in 2001. Surviving are a daughter, Shelly Rubenfield of East Brunswick; a son, Larry of East Windsor; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Interment was in Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, the Jewish Federation or Save the Children.
JOHN C. MUNDORFF, 74, of Hazlet died April 7 in Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Sruviving are his wife, Muriel Mundorff; a daughter, Pamela Maliszewski of Belleville; three sons, Stephen Mundorff and Donald Mundorff, both of Spotswood, and Jeffrey Mundorff of Hazlet; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary the Virgin Roman Catholic Church, Keyport.
LADISLAUS J. SLOMIAN, 69, of Monroe died April 4 in Pinebrook Care Center, Englishtown. He was a founding member and the first captain of the Monroe Township First Aid Squad. Surviving are four sons, Jeffrey Slomian of Pennsylvania and James, Joseph and John Slomian, all of Monroe; a sister, Dorothy Ksiazkiewicz of Illinois; a brother, Ed Slomian of Florida; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Eckman Funeral Home, Spotswood.
MINNIE TEPPER SALSTON RIVLIN of Tamarac, Fla., died April 7 in Cooper Hospital, Camden. Her first husband, Myron Salston, died in 1975. Surviving are her husband, Jack; a daughter, Nancy Leifer of Wayland, Mass.; a son, Robert Salston of East Brunswick; two stepsons, Lenard Rivlin of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Philip Rivlin of New York City; a sister, Ruth Diamond of Arlington, Va.; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Beth Moses Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.
JOHN J. ALAI, 74, of South River died April 12 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was the owner and founder of John J. Alai and Son Tile Contractors, South River. Surviving are his wife, Mary Mulhearn Alai; two sons, Richard and John J. "Jack" Jr., both of South River; four daughters, Kathi Kalmbach of Vancouver, Wash., Regina Alai of Jacksonville, Fla., Joanne Alai of Portland, Ore., and Mary Ellen Keller of Spotswood; three brothers, William of Florida, Edward of Maplewood and George of Long Valley; and eight grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Entombment was in Frost Woods Memorial Park, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 846 Main St., Fords, NJ 08863.
CONNIE DAMIANO, 89, of Spotswood died April 11 in Old Bridge Manor. Her husband, Anthony Damiano, died in 1981. Surviving are two sons, Frank of Hampstead, N.H., and Vincent of Manahawkin; two daughters, Antoinette Petronzio of Spotswood and Carmela Bessinger of East Brunswick; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Milltown. Entombment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Brunswick.
NATALIE DOHERTY, 60, of South River, formerly of Old Bridge, died April 10 at home. Surviving are three sons, Sean Doherty of South River, Edward J. Doherty of Bound Brook and James Doherty of Lakehurst; two brothers, James Spence of Lagrangeville, N.Y., and Elwood Johnson of Roslyn Heights, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Interment was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick.
MARK DAVID TAKACS, 21, of Old Bridge died April 10. He was a student at Middlesex County College, Edison. He attended St. Thomas the Apostle School, Old Bridge, and graduated in 1999 from Bishop George Ahr High School, Edison. Surviving are his parents, Robert and Patricia Mansfield Takacs of Old Bridge; a brother, Robert, at home; a sister, Jaime Nienstedt of Morris Plains; his paternal grandmother, Frances Takacs of Fanwood; his maternal grandmother, Trudy Mansfield of the Lincroft section of Middletown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.