2005-03-10 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary M. Robshaw Aurnhammer

Mrs. Aurnhammer, 63, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died March 3 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy division. Prior to her retirement, she worked for 11 years in the bakery department at Pathmark of Old Bridge. Surviving are her husband, Harry Aurnhammer; three daughters, Mary Vincent and Julie Calhoun, both of Parlin, and Vicki Bratton of Sayreville; two sisters, Ceil Novinski of Massachusetts and Julie Atherly of Florida; a brother, William Robshaw of Maplewood; five grandchildren; and 10 nieces and six nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Bernadette’s Church, Parlin section of Old Bridge. Cremation was private.

Maxine B. Flagg

Mrs. Flagg, 81, of Freehold Township, died Feb. 28 at home. She was predeceased by her husband, William D. Flagg, and by a granddaughter, Kim Ames. Surviving are a daughter, Atdrener Ames of Wauchula, Fla.; three brothers, Paul Thornton of Freehold, John Thornton of Neptune Township and Payton Thornton of Jamesburg; four sisters, Mozelle Bostic of West Windsor, Pearline White and Betty Roach, both of Freehold, and Mary Hill of Neptune Township; and one granddaughter. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Elizabeth DeLisle Marzillier

Mrs. Marzillier, 87, of Matawan, formerly of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, died March 2 at home. Prior to her retirement, she was a librarian at Merck and Co., Woodbridge, where she was employed for several years. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Marzillier. Surviving are two brothers, Harold W. DeLisle of Colorado and Robert J. DeLisle of Red Bank; two sisters, Hazel DeLisle Weston of Red Bank and Carol DeLisle Meyers of East Brunswick; and two nieces and one nephew. Interment was in Rahway Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick.

Muriel B. Harley Mastrota

Mrs. Mastrota, 83, of Spotswood, died March 3 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Donald, died in 1980. Surviving are three daughters, Irene DeNicolo of East Brunswick, Marilou Stavrus of Mount Pocono, Pa., and Patricia Pacheco of New Fairfield, Conn.; a son, Peter Mastrota of Westbury, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spotswood Office on Aging, Senior Center, 1 Arlington Way, Spotswood, NJ 08884.

Ralph Vincent Pagano Sr.

Mr. Pagano, 85, of East Brunswick, died March 5 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Bishop Pagano; a daughter, Annette Dull of East Brunswick; two sons, Dr. Frank Pagano of Astoria, N.Y., and Ralph Pagano Jr. of Cranbury; a brother, Anthony Pagano of Metuchen; a sister, Caroline Cuomo of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Pa.

Vera Parker

Mrs. Parker, 86, of East Brunswick, formerly of Manville and Bound Brook, died Feb. 28 in Care One at East Brunswick. Her husband, Richard Parker, died in 2002. Surviving are two children, Richard Robert Parker of Easton, Pa., and Cheryl Parker Larsen of East Brunswick; two sisters, Lorraine Lynch of Raleigh, N.C., and Sally Schmidt of Jamesburg; a brother, Robert of Somerville; and four grandchildren. Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 7 Mill Brook Road, Whiton, NH 03086. Arrangements were under the direction of Fucillo and Warren Funeral Home, Manville.

Josephine Hojnacki Ciol

Mrs. Ciol, 94, of South Amboy, died Feb. 28 in Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Prior to her retirement in 1976, she was employed for 45 years with E.I. DuPont Photo Products, Parlin section of Sayreville. She was predeceased by her husband, John J. Ciol; a son, John Ciol; and two grandchildren, Jerry Paczkowski and Deborah Golaszewski. Surviving are two daughters, Joan Golaszewski of Sayreville and Judith Paczkowski of South Amboy; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Sacred Heart Church, South Amboy. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Parlin section of Sayreville.

Dorothy Eleanor Engebretson

Mrs. Engebretson, 75, of Colts Neck, died March 6 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to her retirement after 30 years of service, she was employed by the Old Bridge Township Board of Education as its first female principal. Surviving are her husband, David Engebretson; a daughter, Donna Engebretson Wooster of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Carol Kosobucki of Matawan; two grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew. A service was held at Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tinton Falls. Interment was in Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan. Memorial donations may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, 111 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006.

Joseph J. Klos

Mr. Klos, 82, of South River, died March 7 at home. Prior to his retirement in 1981, he was a technician/project supervisor with Hercules Inc., Parlin section of Sayreville, where he worked for 43 years. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Piskorski Klos; a son, Kenneth of Manasquan; a daughter, Bernadette Teets of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and three granddaughters. A Mass is planned for 10:30 a.m. on March 10 at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Building Fund, 30 Jackson St., South River, NJ 08882, or to the American Cancer Society, 846 Main St., Fords, NJ 08863.

Melitta Aplass Li

Mrs. Li, 79, of Milltown, died March 2 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Tsi T. Li, died in 1983. Surviving are three sons, Phillip and Edward Lee, both of Milltown, and William Aplass of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Lydia Gregor of Franklin Township; and three grandsons. Services were held at Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. Interment was in Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick.

Margarita Grypeos Makris

Mrs. Makris, 73, of Viera, Fla., formerly of East Brunswick and Old Bridge, died March 5 at her daughter’s home in Palm Bay, Fla. Prior to her retirement in 1995, she and her late husband, John, owned the South River Luncheonette for eight years. Her husband, John, died in 2002. Surviving are a son, Perry Makris of Monroe; two daughters, Kris Hiller of Tampa, Fla., and Irene Spahn of Palm Bay; a brother, Athens Grypeos of San Diego; two sisters, Mira Olivotos and Kathy Grypeos, both of Athens, Greece; nine granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren. Services were held at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, Holmdel. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Margarethe M. Klinar Steiner

Mrs. Steiner, 82, of East Brunswick, died March 1 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Edwin, died in 1983. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Elaine of East Brunswick; a sister, Ann Lunga of Gillette; and two grandchildren, Jill Marie and Leanne Steiner. Services were held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery, Chatham. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301.

Clare Eggers Sullivan

Mrs. Sullivan, 94, of South Amboy and Seaside Park, died Feb. 28 at home. She began her career in 1951 as a Spanish teacher at Sayreville High School and later taught elementary school at Selover School, Morgan section of Sayreville, before retiring in 1974. Her husband, Philip J. Sullivan, died in 1971. Surviving are three daughters, twins Clare Bouchard and Carol Lukie of South Amboy, and Eileen Canniff of Bradenton, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgian Court College Alumni Chapter, Lakewood, or to the South Amboy First Aid Squad.

Josephine F. Shapiro

Mrs. Shapiro, 74, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died March 3 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Surviving are her husband, George; a son, Daniel of Monroe; two daughters, Marlene of Parlin and Gwen Insinga of Ossining, N.Y.; a sister, Lucille Betta of Boca Raton, Fla.; a granddaughter, Lauren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge. Interment was in Cloverleaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge.

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