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The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey · Page 15

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Thursday, November 17, 2005
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COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005 B-3 OBITUARIES Vincent J. Crisafi, formerly of Berkeley Heights SAYLORSBURG, Pa. -Vincent J. Crisafi died in his home on Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at the age of 75. He was born in Orange and lived in Berkeley Heights for 35 years before moving to Saylorsburg, Pa., a year and a half ago. Mr. Crisafi was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a licensed master plumber and worked for Valair-co Inc. in Green Brook for 33 years before retiring in 2004. Beloved husband of 49 years of Patricia (Ridge) Crisafi; loving father of Deborah Trivett and her husband, Robert, of Saylorsburg, Pa., Karen San-dorse and her husband, David, of Lebanon, Patricia Bonner and her husband, Michael, of Old Bridge, Jacqueline Douglas and her husband, Scott, and Vincent Crisafi Jr. and his wife, Cara, all of Saylorsburg, Pa.; dear brother of Mary Centouri of Liv MaryL Naylor, 85, formerly of Bound Brook LAKE MARY, Fla.-MaryL. Naylor, 85, of Lake Mary, Fla., passed away Friday (Nov. 1 1, 2005). She was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Bound Brook to Ralph and Concetta Mucerino. She had been a production worker. Mary was a Catholic. Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pam L. and Jerry Czopp of Lake Mary, Fla.; two grandchildren, Hillside Cemetery Scotch Plains 908.756.1729 I $o zip p p aqan-ihamtcxLaun Tuneral Home 225 Mountain Avenue 732-356-0327 L Edward Hagan, Mgr. NJLic.No.3m Mark D. Chamberlain NJLic. No. 3169 Paul D. Chamberlain NJLic. No. 3837 Joanna Hagan NJ Lie. No. 4334 Branchburg Funeral Home, Inc. 910 Rt. 202 South Branchburg, NJ 08876 908-526-7638 AnlhonyJ.Panavero, Sr MgrVNJ Lie. JP03120 BRIDGEWATER Funeral Home 707 East Main St.,Bridgewater NJ 08807 "If you don't know us personally, chances are you know someone who does." James-Michael OeMalo, Manager Uc. No. 4378 732-356-1116 Coughlln Funeral Home 15 Academy Street. 908-832-2414 D. Gary Deckhut NJ Lie. No. 2741 205 South Main St. Manville, NJ 08835 908-725-1763 John R. Zalewaki, Mgr. NJ Lie No. 2820 These emblems and more available -consult your funeral director for details. ingston, Frank Crisafi of Budd Lake, Joseph Crisafi of West Caldwell and Catherine Valeri-ani of Roseland; devoted grandfather of Trisha, Jennifer, Michael, Jaclyn, Taylor, Ashley, Bobby, Kassi, Scott, Vinnie and Patrick. Funeral will begin 9 a.m. Saturday at Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in Little Flower Church, Berkeley Heights. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, East Hanover. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. For more information or to send condolences, please visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes. com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the American Lung Association, 1600 Route 22 East, Union, NJ 07083. Kimberly Gomez of Lake Mary, Fla., and Mark Trozzo of Staten Island, N.Y.; and two greatgrandchildren, Isabella and Samuel Gomez, both of Lake Mary, Fla. Arrangements by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 5000 County Road, 46A, Sanford, Fla. To sign the guest book, visit www.baldwinfairchildfuneral. com. Let Flowers Reflect Your Personal Style Flowers We Are Florists. IDDLESEX 732.968.3377 Lisa Lo Ricco Sharp, Manager NJLic. No. 3710 528 Bound Brook Road Scarpa Funeral Home 22 Craig Place North Plainfield, NJ 07060 908-756-2693 Daniel M. Pellegrino, Mgr. NJLic. No. 3128 732.968.2828 Thomas Adamecs, Manager NJ Lie No. 4319 18 Stelton Road AAA H. Cremation Seir.ees.IXC Full Cremation Services 1-888-906-9500 Anna Louise Bonglovl DtrMgr. CFSP, NJ Uc. No. 8817 Anloniella Cnocn - OWN,) No. M99 908-725-1887 Bongiovi Funeral Homefux Raritan, New Jersey 08869 Manbara of N.F.DA, KJ.S.F.DJI Uc DMMOTMtanrC SongMwt. Sf.NJUcNo 1897 Ama lmm Bongm. Manage C.F.S.P., NJ Uc. No. 2B17 AMofMfla CUOOO. NJ Uc No 4489 1 1 ft .tfMBMMiHMt CROSS ROTARY AMERICAN FLAG MARINES LEGION Shirley C. Bakker, mother and grandmother TOMS RIVER- Shirley C. Bakker, 84, of Toms River died Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at home. Born in Elizabeth, she had lived in Scotch Plains and Plainfield before moving to Toms River in 2002. She attended Columbia International University, Columbia, S.C. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Toms River. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederik, in 1998. Surviving are her daughter, Mary T. Palecki, 87, loving mother, grandmother, sister MANVILLE Mary T. Palecki, 87, entered eternal life peacefully on Thursday (Nov. 10, 2005) at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. Daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Zamorski, Mary was born in South Amboy and lived in Manville the past 84 years. Mary was a homemaker and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Manville. She was a kind and loving person who will be sadly missed by all who knew her and always remembered for her love of baking, cooking, crocheting and the way she always helped people. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Walter Palecki, in Shirley R.Birchak, loving mother and grandmother BRIDGEWATER - Shirley R. (Weston) Birchak, 76, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at home, in the care of her family. Born Sept. 25, 1929, she had grown up in Bound Brook before moving to her home in Bridgewater more than 50 years ago. Shirley had worked at Ethicon in Somerville more than 29 years. She was a member of the Finderne Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary and the Bridgewater Seniors. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas Andrew Birchak, and five brothers and sisters. Shirley will be greatly missed by her daughters, Ruth Ann Bir-chak of Long Valley, Robin are the Sincerest Expression of Sympathy. One of the Nation's Leading Full Service We Deliver Locally and Around the World. Call Today to Send Your. Message. ToH-Frf: (800)872-3367 227 WEST UNION AVENUE BOUND BROOK, NJ 08805-1334 TEL: 732.469.7673 FAX: 732.469.8663 724 Rt. 202 North Three Bridges, NJ 08887 908-782-2121 John R. Zalewski, Mgr. NJ Lie. No. 2820 www.countryflidefuneralhome.Gom Bruce C FUNERAL! HOME 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876 908-725-3111 Bruce VanArsdale, Mgr. NJ Lie. No. 3521 aaSaL CUSICK Funeral Home 80 Mountain Avenue Somerville, NJ 08876 908-725-4100 Joseph Cusick Mgr. NJ Lie. No. 3230 James Cusick Dir. NJ Lie. No. 3227 mm OUTH PLAINFIELD 908-756-2800 Tamara L. Hawbaker, Manager NJLic No. 4577 2456 Plainfield Ave. Carol Jean Robertson of Texas; four grandchildren, Stephen, Michelle, Sadhu and Albert; a great-grandson; three nieces and one nephew. Funeral service will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Toms River. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. 1999. Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving son, Charles E. Palecki of Nevada; sister and caregiver, Genevieve Ro-gozinski of Hillsborough; grandson, Jessie W. Palecki of California; and two great-grandsons, Derek and Jarrad of California. Funeral services will take place 8 a.m. Saturday at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 E. Main St., Bridgewater, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church in Manville. Mary will be laid to rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Bloch-Wennogle of Hillsborough and Lori Zolides of Greenville, S.C; grandchildren, Jasmine and Jordon Bloch and Peter and Andrew Zolides; a sister, Marion Schuster; and a brother, Harry Weston. Funeral services will begin 10 a.m. Monday at Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road, Neshanic. Burial will follow at Bound Brook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 E. Main St., Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Hospice, 110 West End Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876. Edward A. Murawski, World War II veteran LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP - Edward A. Murawski, 85, of Lopat-cong Township, died Monday (Nov. 14, 2005) in Phillipsburg. 5 He was born in Akron, Ohio, to Victor and Mary Murawski. Mr. Murawski worked in the electronics department for Lock-heed in Watchung for many years and retired in 1986. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Crawford Murawski, who died in 1995. He is survived by his sons, Kenneth of Easton, Pa., and David of Franklin Township. Services are private, under the direction of Sheenan Funeral Home, Dunellen. Interment will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery. Daisy Mae Esper, 93, loving mother BRIDGEWATER - Daisy Mae Esper, 93, died Monday (Nov. 14, 2005). Daisy had resided in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Bridgewater three years ago. Predeceased by her husband, James Esper, she is survived by her son, William, and daughter-in-law, Suzanne, of New York; and two two grandchildren, Michael and Shannon. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of AAA B Cremation Service, Bell Avenue at Anderson St., Raritan. FOURTH ANNIVERSARY nsr 4 -v To My Loving Wife, CONNIE HERMES November 17, 2001 It has been four long years since God took you away and I still miss you every day. Time has now allowed my tears to fall more slowly, but in my heart I shall never let you go! You are still missed and loved by all. " still miss you like cray. " Love, Frank T : Ruth E. Charous RARITAN TOWNSHIP-Ruth E. Charous, 86, of Raritan Township died Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at her residence. Born in Raritan Township on July 28, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William U. and Elizabeth Leigh Bohren. All her life, she lived within a mile of where she was born. She was retired from Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, where she operated the original snack bar and was later a cook. She was the oldest member of the Flemington United Methodist Church, where she formerly taught Sunday School, and where she chaired many luncheons for the Flemington Lions Club and Flemington Ki-wanis Club. She was a life member of the Grandview Grange, Flemington, where she was instrumental in preparing meals for many organizations. She was an avid button collector, belonging to the Button Collectors State and National Associations. She formerly operated a booth at the Flemington Fairgrounds Flea Market. She enjoyed traveling, reading, crosswords and auctions. Her husband of 50 years, Charles R. Charous, died in 1988. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Charous and Betty Stiles, both of Raritan Township; five grandchildren, Timothy Charous and his wife, Pam, of Bloomsbury, Jeffrey Charous and his wife, Valerie, of Harmony, Kim Doyle and William David Doyle, both of Flemington and James Doyle of Lebanon; and nine great-grandchildren. Two sister, Maizie Bohren and Eleanor Sutphin; and three brothers, Frank, William and James Bohren, all died earlier. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Newell Cemetery, Foothill Road, Stanton, under the direction of Hol-combe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington. There will be no calling hours. Please visit for further information or to send condolences. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or the American Cancer Society, 600 First Ave., Raritan, NJ 08869. Steven W.LaBarge, 51, lifelong resident BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Steven W. LaBarge died in his home on Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2005) at the age of 51. He was born in Summit and was a lifelong resident of Berkeley Heights. Mr. LaBarge worked as a ship-: ping and receiving clerk for Re-heis Chemical Co. in Berkeley Heights for the past 28 years. He was the beloved son of Lawrence and Anna (Fadarka) LaBarge of Berkeley Heights; dear brother of Larry LaBarge and his wife, Priscilla, of Covington, Ky.; and uncle of Kyle, Sean ' and Kevin LaBarge. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, followed by interment in St. Mary's Stony Hill Cemetery, Watchung. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today. For more information or to send condolences, visit www.ippolito In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Union Village United Methodist Church, Hillcrest Road and Mountain Avenue, Warren, NJ 07059. MaryR.Schiavi,78, beloved mother LONG HILL TOWNSHIP-Mary R. (Ruggerio) Schiavi, 78, of Stirling died Wednesday (Nov. 16. 2005) at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown. Born in Stirling, she remained a lifelong resident. Mrs. Schiavi did commercial artwork for Butternick Patterns and the NY Mirror, both in New r York. She also worked for Singer ,' Sewing Machines in Morristown. ' She went to Newark VoTech and took commercial art courses. She also taught dance at Arthur Murray in Morristown. Mary was a parishioner of St. Vincent DePaul Church in Stirling. Her husband, John J. Schiavi, died in 1992. Survivors include her daughter, Marylynn Schiavi, and her son, Davia Schiavi, both of Stirling; a brother, Frank Ruggerio of Stirling: and four sisters, Rose Terrie of Stirling, Margaret Prava-ta of Warren, Anne Ferrante of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Josephine Elia of Morristown. She was predeceased by her half-brothers, Lewis and James Esoldi. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent DePaul Church, and interment will follow in St Vincent DePaul Cemetery, both in Stirling. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. For directions, go to or call (908) 766-0250. MORE OBITUARIES, PAGE B-4 o BITUARIES Special tributes purchased by family and friends To place an obituary: Fax (908) 722-1126 Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm Saturday to Sunday 3 to 7 pm You also may call (908) 707-3177 during those hours For Billing Inquiriea please call (908) 707-3047 Mon.-Fri. 95 To place an in memorim or card of tfunJu: Call (908) 707-3188 or Fax 908-707-3213 (Miut be received 3 days prior to publication) Dr. William B.CIeary, 73, Somerville dentist SOMERVILLE -Dr. William B. Cleary, 73, died Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at his home. Born in New Brunswick, he was a lifelong resident of Somerville. Dr. Cleary had a private dental practice in Somerville for 30 years. He retired in 1987 due to vision problems. An avid sportsman, he then worked for Eringer Sporting Goods Co. in Bound Brook, retiring in 1997. He attended Somerville public schools and Georgetown University, and was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in Philadelphia. A devout Catholic, Dr. Cleary was an active member of Immac-ulate Conception Parish in Somerville. He served on the Somerville Board of Education from 1968 until 1975. Dr. Cleary was a member of the Plainfield Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty; six children, Mary Ellen Griffin of Bridgewater, Cathleen Cleary of Georgia, William Cleary of Cranford, Frank Cleary of Flemington, Maureen Montague of Bridge-water and Eileen Cleary of Ithaca, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Jackson of Springfield, Va., and Catherine Snyder of DeWitt, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Mountain Avenue, Somerville. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 U.S. Highway Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301. Edith Tomore, 83, j homemaker ; MIDDLESEX Edith (Partney) Tomore, 83, passed away with her family at her side at Somerset Medical Center on Tuesday (Nov. 1 5, 2005) . She was born in Missouri and had lived in Middlesex for more than 48 years. - Edith was a member of the Middlesex Senior Citizens. She was a great bingo player and loved to read. Predeceased in 1992 by her husband of 50 years, James To-more Sr., Edith is survived by her sons, James Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Michael, Dennis and Robert, all of Middlesex; her daughter, Judith Bushinski of Center Barnstead, N.H.; her five grandchildren; and her sister, Alpha Fuller of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex. Entombment will be in Lake Nelson Memorial Park, Piscataway. Visitation,twill be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 70 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Middlesex Borough Rescue Squad. George W Hicks, 74, formerly of Dunellen LAS VEGAS, Nev. George W. Hicks, 74, died Nov. 7, 2005. He lived in Dunellen for 40 years before he retired from Twin County Grocer's in 1994 and moved to Las Vegas, Nev. He had owned his own business in Dunellen, "Georges Refrigeration," taught refrigeration and air conditioning and sold real estate for ERA E.A. Boniakowski Agency in Green Brook. He was a Cub Scout master, a member of the VFW in Dunellen and the American Legion in Piscataway. He served in the U.S. Navy, and after being discharged, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. George is survived by his loving children, George William Hicks Jr. and James Harold Hicks of Las Vegas, Nev., Victoria Claire Hughes of Morristown, Marie Christine Ferguson of Ortley Beach, Kathleen Alicia Jacobsen of Annandale, and Claire Elsie Knapp of Avenel; a sister, Hazel Adams of Middlebury, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m., Saturday at Clinton Presbyterian Church, 92 Center St., Clinton. Interment will be private.

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