2005-02-17 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Alfred J. Bonus

Mr. Bonus, 77, of Sayreville, died Feb. 2 at home. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machine operator with Algro Knitting Mills, Milltown, where he worked for 40 years. He was predeceased by three brothers, Victor, Stanley and Frank, and by a sister, Lottie Geresy. Surviving are a brother, Walter J. Bonus of Spotswood; two sisters, Helen Solook of Sayreville and Eleanor Roman of East Brunswick; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sayreville. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Thomas Grant Buchan

Mr. Buchan, 86, of Helmetta, formerly of Monroe, died Feb. 4 at home. He retired in 1981 from National Lead, Sayreville, where he worked for 30 years. Prior to his full retirement in 1990, he owned T. Buchan Plumbing and Heating, Helmetta, for more than 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Grace Hoffman Buchan; two sons, Thomas Buchan and William Buchan; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Interment was in Reformed Church Cemetery, also Spotswood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helmetta Recreation Department, 60 Main St., Helmetta, NJ 08828.

Joseph L. Fekete

Mr. Fekete, 91, of South River, died Feb. 11 in Care One, East Brunswick. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he was employed as a shop foreman with South River Waist and Dress Co., where he worked for 60 years. His wife, Helen Budish Fekete, died in 1998, and a granddaughter, Gloria Fekete, died in 2000. Surviving are two daughters, Pat Watts of East Brunswick and JoAnn Czapkowski of South River; a son, Joseph Fekete Jr. of Brick; a sister, Marge Bonalsky of Riviera Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A service was held at First Reformed Church, South River. Interment was in Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River.

George Dikovicky

Mr. Dikovicky, 78, of South River, died Jan. 27 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he was employed as a driver with the South River Sanitation Department, where he worked for 32 years. Surviving are a son, George Stan of Old Bridge; a daughter, Donna Kowalski of Edison; two sisters, Olga Drwal of Sayreville and Mary Martinowich of Piscataway; a brother, Anthony Dikovicky of Roselle Park; and three grandchildren. Services were held Maliszewski Funeral Home, South River. Interment was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, South River.

Esther Skordinski Fort

Mrs. Fort, 88, of Monroe, formerly of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Jan. 28 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Edward Fort, died in 1989. Surviving are two daughters, Audrey O’Brien of Pittston, Pa., and Irene Bastek of Monroe; two sisters, Helen Day of Dallas, Pa., and Kay Zaharchuk of the Hamilton Square section of Hamilton; two brothers, Andrew Skordinski of Mount Pocono, Pa., and Michael Skordinski of Florida; and two grandchildren. A service was held at Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River. Interment was in Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River.

Lorraine Wascavage Fleming

Mrs. Fleming, 73, of South River, died Feb. 8 at home. Surviving are her husband, Robert Fleming; a son, William James Fleming of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Lee Ann Fleming-Semaan of Tustin, Calif.; a brother, Edward Wascavage of Old Bridge; a sister, Violet Copozzi of the Forked River section of Lacey; and three grandchildren. Services were held at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Viola M. Wosycna Garboski

Mrs. Garboski, 89, of East Brunswick, died Feb. 1 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to her retirement in 1951, she was employed as a seamstress with Brodsky and Sons, South River, where she worked for 25 years. Her husband, Lawrence, died in 1985. Surviving are two daughters, Teresa VonDeesten and Cynthia Todoroff, both of East Brunswick; two sisters, Bernice Castagilia of Lyndhurst and Helen Stockel of the Parlin section of Sayreville; and four grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, East Brunswick. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Brunswick Rescue Squad, 346 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Neil Iannucci

Mr. Iannucci, 58, of Monroe, died Feb. 7 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Felice Catapano Iannucci; a daughter, Jennifer, at home; his parents, Sandra and Michael Iannucci of East Brunswick; and two brothers, Thomas and Michael, both of East Brunswick. A Mass was offered at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Entombment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the International Myotonic Dystrophy Organization, P.O. Box 1121, Sunland, CA 91041-1121.

Lawrence Mahoney

Mr. Mahoney, of East Brunswick, died Feb. 3 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He worked as a marine cargo surveyor for 50 years. For the past 15 years, he owned his own company, L. Mahoney and Co. Inc., East Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Jane Boetsch Mahoney; a son, Michael Mahoney of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick; and two grandchildren, Connor and Ryan Mahoney. A Mass was offered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, East Brunswick. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Christina LaBarbera Sculerati

Mrs. Sculerati, 91, of Monroe, formerly of North Brunswick, died Feb. 9 at home. Her first husband, Carl LaBarbera, died in 1965, and her second husband, James Sculerati, died in 1999. Surviving are a daughter, Marie Ross of Monroe; two sons, Carl LaBarbera of Spotswood and Ronald LaBarbera of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Lillian Everett of Mercer County; two stepsons, Daniel Sculerati of Baltimore and Charles Sculerati of Princeton; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. James the Less Church, Jamesburg. Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Brunswick.

Barbara Ely Pancza

Mrs. Pancza, 73, of Monroe, formerly of East Brunswick, died Feb. 9 at home. He husband, Albert J. Pancza, died in 1981. Surviving are two sons, Donald Pancza of Newtown, Pa., and David Pancza of Simpsonville, S.C.; two daughters, Ellen Marics of the Toms River section of Dover and Denise Willenbrock of St. Charles, Mo.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a longtime friend, Warren Albertson. A Mass was offered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, East Brunswick. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Eugene R. Sweeney

Mr. Sweeney, 60, of Elizabeth, formerly of Old Bridge and Monroe, died Jan. 31 in Trinatas Hospital, Elizabeth. Surviving are two sons, Andrew of Boca Raton, Fla., and Matthew of Monroe; a daughter, Robin of Boca Raton; and a sister, Maureen Turiello of Red Bank. Interment was in Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy. Arrangements were under the direction of Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Deborah Witte Pacyna

Mrs. Pacyna, 55, of Spotswood, formerly of Old Bridge, died Feb. 8 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was the proprietor of Debbie’s Dazzlers Nail Salon, Marlboro. Surviving are her husband, Thomas, and a stepbrother, Jason Witte of Bayville. Services were held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 846 Main St., Fords, NJ 08863.

Josephine Grasso Campbell

Mrs. Campbell, 82, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, formerly of South River, died Feb. 10 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Her husband, Nelson Campbell, died in 1957. Surviving are three daughters, Joann Zaitz of Spotswood, Alicia Westlake of San Leandro, Calif., and Michele Wang of Barnegat; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington

Robert J. Pietruszewski

Mr. Pietruszewski, 78, of East Brunswick, died Feb. 2 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to his retirement in 1986, he was employed for 39 years as an analyst with Ford Motor Co. Inc., Edison. Surviving are his wife, Estelle Federowicz Pietruszewski; two sons, Robert Pietruszewski of East Brunswick and Gary Pietruszewski of Clarkson, Mich.; a sister, Marian Slavic of Hopelawn; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, 30 Jackson St., South River, NJ 08882.

Jose J. Geada

Mr. Geada, 85, of Spotswood, died Feb. 12 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Isabel Perez Geada; two sons, Gil Geada of Old Bridge and David Geada of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Cristina Charleston of Monroe; a sister, Consuelo Isla of Venezuela; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1250 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Wanda E. Jastrebski

Ms. Jastrebski, 87, of Sayreville, formerly of South River, died Feb. 1 in Summerhill Care Center, Old Bridge. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a seamstress through the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was predeceased by three brothers, Walter, Joseph and Edward, and by two sisters, Helen Safaryn and Sophie Leonowicz. Surviving are two brothers, Stanley Jastrebski of Maryland and Frank Jansky of Perth Amboy; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Maliszewski Memorial Home, Sayreville. Interment was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Sayreville.

John F. Marcinczyk

Mr. Marcinczyk, 88, of Sayreville, died Feb. 6 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator with National Lead Industries, Sayreville, where he worked for 40 years. His wife, Jean Dawson Marcinczyk, died in 1975, and a son, Raymond Marcinczyk, died in 1960. Surviving are a son, John H. Marcinczyk; two sisters, Helen Reed of the Parlin section of Sayreville and Catherine DeStefano of East Brunswick; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sayreville. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Ruth Margaret Irvine Monahan

Mrs. Monahan, 74, of Monroe, died Feb. 10 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Her husband, James J. Monahan Sr., died in 1992. Surviving are four children, Patricia Giacalone of Staten Island, N.Y., Doreen Monahan of Denville, James J. Monahan Jr. of Spotswood and William B. Monahan of North Carolina; three sisters, Dolores, Evelyn and Elizabeth; and six grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Eckman Funeral Home, Spotswood. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.

Warren B. Reinhardt

Mr. Reinhardt, 62, of South River, died Feb. 6 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. A son, Warren Reinhardt, died in 1961. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Cieslarczyk Reinhardt; a son, Scott Reinhardt of Red Bank; six daughters, Heidi Marron of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, Sherri Brindley of Red Bank, and Leah, Tara, Anna and Sara Reinhardt of South River; a brother, Kenneth Reinhardt of Newark, Del.; and five grandsons. A Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Interment was in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arnytown section of North Hanover. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for the education of the Reinhardt children.

Sue Ann Zedd

Ms. Zedd, 58, of the Greenbriar at Whittingham adult community, Monroe, died Jan. 31 at home. Surviving are a sister, Pauline Katz; a nephew, Jeffrey Katz; a niece, Dr. Teri Katz-Kornfeld; a great-nephew, Nathan Katz; and a great-niece, Rachel Katz. Arrangements were under the direction of Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 845 Main St., Fords, NJ 08863, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Gladys A. Fixmer

Mrs. Fixmer, 88, of East Brunswick, died Feb. 12 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She taught crafts at the East Brunswick Senior Center for 13 years. Prior to her retirement in 1968, she was a hairdresser for many years at various shops in New Jersey and New York. Surviving is a daughter, Jo-Ann Janus of the Somerset section of Franklin. Services were held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in cloverleaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge.

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