2004-02-05 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary Solomon Klein
Obituaries Mary Solomon Klein

Mrs. Klein, 87, of East Brunswick died Jan. 26 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are her husband, Rudolph Klein; two sisters, Hilda S. Weinberg of Bridgewater and Lillian S. Chasnoff of Dayton, Ohio; her caregiver, Jennifer Gaily; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were held at Congregation Adath Israel, Woodbridge. Interment was in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin section of Woodbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 650 W. 168th St., NY, NY 10032.

Selma Jean Orlan

Mrs. Orlan, 83, of East Brunswick died Jan. 22 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Her husband, Morris J. Orlan, died in 1992. Surviving are a daughter, Doris Ann McGovern of East Brunswick; a son, David Orlan of Wisconsin; two brothers, Dr. Herbert McCloskey of Berkeley, Calif., and Jerald McCloskey of Fortuna, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mitzi McCloskey; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and three nieces and one nephew. Services were held at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Interment was in B’nai Abraham Memorial Park, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Old Bridge Manor Nursing Home Residence Fund, 6989 Route 18, Old Bridge, NJ 08857.

Elizabeth Morris Andrew Rosenberg

Mrs. Rosenberg, 82, of Old Bridge died Jan. 20 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Andrew, and by her second husband, Joseph Rosenberg. Surviving are two sons, Russell S. Andrew of East Brunswick and Kenneth G. Andrew of Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick.

Florence Breese Pullen

Mrs. Pullen, 88, of South River died Jan. 29 at Care One, East Brunswick. Born in Jamesburg, she resided in South Brunswick prior to moving to South River 24 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Pullen; her son, Earl; and four brothers, Wal­ter Breese, Alvin Breese, William Breese and Thomas McCabe. She is survived by two sis­ters, Josephine Anthony of South River, and Pearl Lewis of Florida; two stepsisters; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment was at Dayton Cemetery, Dayton section of South Brunswick.

James F. Kirkman

Mr. Kirkman, 84, of East Brunswick died Jan. 30 at home. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Zeleznik Kirkman of East Brunswick; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith Ann and Joseph Farfalla of Lavalette, and Karen Frances and Dennis Collingwood of the Mon­mouth Junction section of South Brunswick; two sisters, Mildred Tomlinson and Virginia Matherle, both of Greensboro, N.C.; and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, South River. Arrangements were by Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick.

Vincent Amendola

Mr. Amendola, 59, of Monroe died Jan. 28 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He had a 21-year career with the Spotswood Police Department, retiring in 2001 as a lieu­tenant. He was a member of the Spotswood Patrolman’s Benevolent Association. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Kaplan Amendola; three daughters, Nicole of Monroe, Marie Elena McDermid of Ipswich, Mass., and Tina Anderson of Wakefield, Mass.; his mother, Mary Tagliaferro Amendola of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Julie Hatt of Orlando, Fla., and Josephine VanBuskirk of Henderson, N.C.; and five grandchil­dren. Services were held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Helmetta. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Interfaith Network of Care, c/o St. George’s Episcopal Church, 56 Main St., Helmetta, NJ 08882.

H. William Herbert

Mr. Herbert, 76, of East Brunswick died Jan. 30 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Murphy Herbert; four sons, Grant Herbert of Clifton Park, N.Y., Scott Herbert and Robert Herbert, both of Eugene, Ore., and Lee Herbert of Pine Bush, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass. Arrangements were under the direction of Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Max Jacobs

Mr. Jacobs, 88, of East Brunswick died Jan. 31 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Claire; two sons, Howard of East Brunswick and Jerry of Merion, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Services were held at East Brunswick Jewish Center. Interment was in Beth Moses Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah.

Jay P. Okun

Mr. Okun, 65, of East Brunswick died Jan. 22 at home. An attorney, he had a practice in East Brunswick, where he also owned and operated a mortgage company. In addition, he built and operated numerous office buildings along the Route 18 corridor as well as several industrial parks, includ­ing the Newton and Englishtown industrial parks. A member of the East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce, he was a past commander of the Power Squadron of Raritan Bay. Surviving are his wife, Rowana; two daughters, Jill Brofsky of Wayland, Mass., and Pilar Ruttenberg of McLean, Va.; his mother, Florence Lorge Okun of Delray Beach, Fla.; a sister, Dr. Nona Rowat of La Jolla, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Cremation was private. A memorial service was held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Brunswick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7171, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Domenico "Tony" D’Amato

Mr. D’Amato, 68, of Milltown died Jan. 23 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to his re­tirement in 2001, he was co-owner of the Milltown Tavern for 33 years. His wife, Elisa Angelini D’Amato, died in 2002. Surviving are a son, Anthony D’Amato of Bridgewater; two daughters, Helen Homoki of Hillsborough and Gina Dooley of Manville; his father, Gaetano D’Amato of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a brother, Joseph D’Amato of the Dayton section of South Brunswick; and four grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Milltown. Entombment was in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

Louis Jeranek

Mr. Jeranek, 92, of East Brunswick died Feb. 1 in Barbara E. Cheung Hospice, Edison. His wife, Kathryne Basnak Jeranek, died in 2002, and a son, Gerald Jeranek, died in 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Bitzer of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Jeranek of the Marlton section of Evesham; five grand­children; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. Memorial contri­butions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 846 Main St., Fords, NJ 08863, or to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 1119 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Esther E. Stonaker

Ms. Stonaker, 76, of Rockledge, Fla., formerly of Jamesburg, died Jan. 23 in Rockledge. Prior to her retirement in 1992, she had a 43-year career as a registered nurse, working for many hospitals in New Jersey and Florida. Surviving are three sisters, Alice Fisher of Milltown, Anne Stonaker of Rockledge and Rose Marie Enyeart of North Brunswick; a brother, James of Jamesburg; eight nephews; four nieces; and 19 great-nephews and great-nieces. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. James Church, Jamesburg. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Richard L. Pray

Mr. Pray, 64, of East Brunswick died Jan. 24 at home. He was a member of the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, East Brunswick, where he was a former chief and past president. Surviving are his wife, Judy Tallman Pray; two daughters, Deborah McDonnell of East Brunswick and Courtenay Stiften of New Melli, Mo.; a sis­ter, Suzanne P. VanNess of Morris Plains; and two grandchildren. Services were held at Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. Interment was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial con­tributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 367 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.


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