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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2004 Home News tribune PAGE B3 Obituaries JEANETTE BLOOM AGE: 72 EAST BRUNSWICK Jeanette Janovsky Bloom, 72, died yesterday, June 6, 2004, at home. Born in Cumberland, Md., she resided in Buffalo, and West Orange before moving to East Brunswick 36 years ago. She attended The State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating in 1953 with a bachelor of science degree in education. Mrs. Bloom was a member of The American Contract Bridge League and was designated a Life Master in 1994. She was also a member of The Friends of East Brunswick Library for many years. Mrs. Bloom contributed anonymously to many charitable causes. In 1972 she was a winner on the "3 on a match" quiz show. Mrs. Bloom was a congregant of the East Brunswick Jewish Center. Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Donald Bloom, as well as a son, Richard Julius; two daughters, Lisa Hughes and Deborah Berman, and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, under the direction of Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, Cranbury Road at Evergreen Boulevard, East Brunswick. For directions, please visit www.msmc.us. ANN DeBARTOLO AGE: 84 MONROE Ann J. (Bachleda) DeBartolo, 84, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at The Pavillions at Forrestal, Plainsboro. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., she lived in Milltown for most of her life, then Highland Park before moving to Greenbrier at Whittingham in Monroe Township in 1995. She was a communicant of Nativity of Our Lord R.C. Church, Monroe Township, and was a member of the senior citizen clubs of Milltown and Jamesburg and Monroe Township. She was also a member of the Italian American and Single Homeowners clubs at Whittingham. Her husband, Charles R., died in 1989. She is survived by a son with whom she lived, Richard C; a daughter, Carol and her husband, Thomas Roche, of Kingwood, . Texas, and two grandchildren, Scott and Kris-ten Roche. A funeral liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, June 5, at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, South Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Norman Tanzman, 85, once Middlesex state senator Norman Tanzman, 85, a former long-time New Jersey state senai i ; fsed away yesterday, Junt , ' t, at home in West End, , He also resided in Palm Beat; , Ta. Born in New York City, Mr. Tanzman moved to New Brunswick when he was 4, and then to Highland Park. A 1935 graduate of New Brunswick High School, he joined the real estate firm Jacobson & Goldfarb in 1938. After serving in the Coast Guard ir- World War II, he re-joii: s V'V' mentor, Morris Goldfarb , i'. .5. His astute business sense earned him a place as a partner in the firm, now known as Jacobson, Goldfarb & Tanzman Associates, LLC in Wood-bridge. Mr. Tanzman married Marion Schwartz of Rahway in 1941. After the war, the couple settled in Woodbridge, where they resided and raised their family for nearly 40 years, before moving to West End. His commitment, knowledge and expertise in the real estate industry was legendary. He was highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike, spanning six Linden A RAHWAY MAN was killed when the car he was driving collided with a utility pole, pos-, sibly after he suffered a seizure. The collision happened Friday at 7:12 p.m. across from 1601 Lower Road. Ronald P. Dirmei-tis, 36, was driving a 2004 Chevy DUILIQ GRASSIS AGE: 83 NO. BRUNSWICK Duilio L. "Dewey" Grassis, 83, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born in New Brunswick, he was a lifelong North Brunswick resident. Mr. Grassis was a tool and die maker for Johns-Manville Co. in North Brunswick for over 40 years. He was a member of the company's Quarter Century Club. He was an Army veteran of World Warn. Surviving are his wife, Theresa Horvath Grassis; his daughter, Gloria Papai and his son, Michael Grassis, both of North Brunswick; a sister, Gloria Zavetz of East Brunswick, and a grandson, Joseph Papai. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 9 a.m. until the time of services. PETER HENDERSON AGE: 82 EDISON Peter L. Henderson, 82, of Long Beach Island, formerly of Edison, died yesterday, June 6, 2004, at JFK Hartwyck at Oak Tree in Edison. Born in the Nixon section of Edison, he was a lifelong Edison resident, before moving to Long Beach Island in 1994. He was a pipeline supervisor with Trans Continental Gas in Houston, Texas, for 32 years before retiring in 1983. Mr. Henderson was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a communicant of St. Cecelia's R.C. Church in Iselin. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elizabeth Rit-thaler, in 1993, and his son, Peter L., in 1962, and three sisters, Elizabeth Cadmus, Sophia Henderson and Margaret Henderson. Surviving are two brothers, Joseph and Rodger, both of Edison, and many nieces and nephews. Services will take place on Wednesday at a time to be announced at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Route 27), Metuchen. Interment will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery in Colonia. Visitation will be 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. JOANNE JASIONOWSKI AGE: 65 MILLTOWN Joanne L. (Lombardo) Jasion-owski, 65, of Milltown passed away yesterday, June 6, 2004, at Robert Wood Johnson Univer decades. He was often called upon for guidance by politi-c i a n s , & educational institutions and As a 1889 photo Norman Tanzman protege of the late David T. Wilentz, a noted state Democratic leader, Mr. Tanzman entered politics in 1960. He was elected to the state General Assembly for four terms and was Assistant Majority Leader in 1967. That same year he was elected to the Senate, serving until 1974. He was named Legislator of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Chosen Freeholders in 1966 and the New Jersey Young Democrats in 1967. Active in numerous local organizations, Mr. Tanzman had an acute sense of volunteerism Trailblazer westbound on Lower Road toward Rahway. Authorities said there was no evidence of braking or an evasive action and that he suffered severe blunt force trauma to his chest area. He was transported to University Hospital in Newark where he died from his injuries the next day at 9:16 a.m. sity Hospital in New Brunswick. Born in New Brunswick, she was a resident of Milltown for 31 years. A homemaker, Joanne was a devoted wife, mother and friend to all. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church in Milltown where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, and also attended St Mary of Mount Virgin R.C. Church in New Brunswick. She was a member of the Milltown Senior Citizens Club. She had been a volunteer for many years at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. Predeceased by her loving husband of 36 years, Ralph, she is survived by a son, Ralph Jr. of Milltown; a daughter, Mary A. and son-in-law, Jack Moulds, of Hamilton; her mother, Marie Lombardo of Toms River; a sister, Susan Leone of Toms River, and a brother, Nicholas Lombardo of Las Vegas, Nev. The family will receive friends tomorrow from 2 p.m.4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Bran son & Guthlein Funeral Home, 152 North Main St., Milltown. A funeral Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of Mount Virgin R.C. Church in New Brunswick. Interment will be at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial contributions to the Milltown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 308, Milltown, NJ 08850 would be appreciated. JAN JASNOS AGE: 59 SOUTH AMBOY Jan Jasnos, 59, of South Amboy died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division. Born in Poland, he lived in South Amboy since 1972. He was a construction worker, employed by Pianka Construction Co. in South Amboy. Prior to that, he worked for Stearn & Foster Co. in North Brunswick. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart R.C. Church in South Amboy. He was predeceased by his son, Robert Jasnos, in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Zofia Grabarz . Jasnos; a daughter, Donna Briganti of Wood-bridge, and two granddaughters, Julia and Audrey. He is also survived by a brother and a sister who both reside in Poland. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Kurzawa Funeral Home, 338 Main St., South Amboy, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart. Church, South Amboy. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sayre-ville. Visiting hours will be 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. LOCAL and philanthropy, always leading by example. He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Marion (Schwartz) Tanzman, and his sister, Ruth Naar. Surviving are his wife Dorothy, his daughters Rona and her husband Jeffries Shein of Holmdel, and Jane and her husband Douglas Kleinfeld of Summit; his brother Herbert Tanzman and his wife Mildred of West End; and four grandchildren and three great grandsons. Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Temple Adath Israel, Amboy Avenue, Wood-bridge, at a date and time to be announced. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Contributions may be made in memory of Norman Tanzman to the Marion Tanzman Diabetes Center at Raritan Bay Medical Center, co Raritan Bay Healthcare Foundation, 471 Lawrie St Perth Amboy, NJ 08861. Arrangements are by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, 239 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. E-mail condolences may be sent to www.Cra-biel.com, obituary guestbook. Police said there was no indication of alcohol involvement and that the investigation was continuing. A 10 a.m. funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church with burial at St. Gertrude's cemetery in Colonia. Staff report ALEXANDER KENKO AGE: 83 NO. BRUNSWICK Alexander Kenko, 83, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born in New York City, he resided in Toms River before moving to North Brunswick five years ago. Mr. Kenko was a mechanic for United Shoe Machine Corp. in New York before his retirement in 1980. He was a veteran of World War n, having served in the Army. Surviving are his wife, Maria Fedyn Kenko; a son, Alexander Kenko of Old Bridge; a daughter, Diana Batten and her husband, Charles, of North Brunswick; a sister, Sophie Russo of Oceanside, N.Y., and two grandchildren, Jessica and Charles Batten. Funeral services will be held at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick. Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude's Cemetery Mausoleum in Colonia. Relatives and friends may call 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. EDWARD KRUGER AGE: 72 SOUTH BOUND BROOK Edward G. Kruger, 72, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born on July 27, 1931, in New York City, he was the son of Charles and Helen Jaeger Kruger. He had lived in South Bound Brook most of his life. Mr. Kruger was a sheet metal worker with Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 27, AFL-CIO, Farming-dale, from 1952 until retiring in 1993. After retirement, he was a school crossing guard for the South Bound Brook public school system. Mr. Kruger was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving aboard the aircraft carrier Midway (CVA 41) as a metalsmith 2nd Class. He was a member of the American Legion Giles Biondi Post 63, where he was past post commander and past chaplain. He was also past Somerset County commander of the American Legion. He was a 43-year member of Eastern Star Lodge 105, Free and Accepted Masons, Bound Brook. He had been a troop leader for the Boy Scouts of America in South Bound Brook many years ago. He played for many years with the Bound Brook Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a member of the Reformed Church of Bound Brook, in South Bound Brook. Mr. Kruger was a stamp and coin collector. He also collected Hummel figurines. He enjoyed attending baseball games and was an avid U.S. Civil War his Collection underway for Dominican aid STAFF REPORT PERTH AMBOY: Medicine, food, water and clothing is still being collected to send to the people of the Dominican Republican and Haiti where torrential storms have caused massive floods leaving 1,100 dead and thousands homeless and hungry. "Perth Amboy is proud to have a strong Dominican population which has mobilized its State planning summer change to Interstate By LARRY HIGGS GANNETT NEW JERSEY CLINTON TOWN - State officials next summer will begin a project to realign the crooked intersection of Route 173 and Exit 15 from Interstate 78 West to avoid backups similar to one blamed for a 2002 accident between a truck and a school bus. The state has $2 million from the federal government In Remembrance In loving Memory of JUANM. ROSADO who departed (his life 7 years ago this dav June 7, 1997 Seven Years Have Passed Since You Departed, We Will Always Love And Keep You Close In Our Hearts, Thoughts, And Prayers Sadly Missed By, Mother, Father, Brothers & Sisters tory buff. Mr. Kruger was predeceased by his brother, Eugene Kruger. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Latham Kruger; his daughters, Heather and Elizabeth Kruger, both at home, and Donna Kruger of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; his sisters, Dorothy Do-remus of Barton, Vt., and Helen Michalowski of St. Augustine, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Hagan Chamberlain Funeral Home, 225 Mountain Ave., Bound Brook. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Woodbridge. Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home. JAMES LOUGHRAN AGE: 75 LONG BEACH ISLAND James Loughran of Long Beach Island died yesterday, June 6, 2004, at Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahaw-kin. Arrangements will be announced by Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset. ELIZABETH O'DONNELL AGE: 69 CARTERET Elizabeth "Betsy" J. O'Don- nell, 69, of Carteret died yesterday, June 6, 2004, at JFK Medical Center in Edison. She was born in Long Island City, N.Y., and lived in Carteret for the past 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Afternoon and Evening Carteret Seniors. Mrs. O'Don-nell was a communicant of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Carteret. She was predeceased by her mother, Rosemary Clemo, in 1985; and she was also predeceased by her husband, Eugene O'Donnell, in 1986. She is survived by her son, Michael O'Donnell and his wife, Cindy, of Howell, and her daughter, Doreen Sloan of Carteret. Also survived by three grandchildren, Matthew and Stacy Sloan and Kelly Anne O'Donnell, and a great-grandson. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, leaving at 9 a.m. from The Rumpf Funeral Home, 21 Locust St., Carteret, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Carteret. Interment will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia. Friends may call 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. CAROLINE SARKUS AGE: 91 PERTH AMBOY Caroline M. Hodan Sarkus, 91, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Raritan Bay Medical Center, forces to provide the necessary relief for the victims of this natural disaster," Mayor Joseph Vas said. "Hopefully with our prayers and support, we will help the citizens of the region recover and move forward." The Dominican Association of Perth Amboy, headed by business owner and Dominican native Frank Salado, has formed the Committee Pro-Ji- to buy land for the project from a gas station and car wash across the street, said Marc La Vorgna, state Department of Transportation spokesman. An additional $2 IN REMEMBRANCE In sad and loving memory of LYDIA LOPEZ who departed this life 8 years ago this day JUNK 7, 1996 We tell our lonely, aching hearts God took her from us for the best, That only lie, The Great Physician, Could case her pain and give her rest. Alas, the hours without her arc Too empty to be measured, And we wish a thousand limes each day For the dear one that we treasured. Sadly missr' Robert. Mother & Kalhcr, Sons Jose and '. Daotfncr Tammy, Brothers, Sisters, jw iu, linclcs, Cousins, firandchlldrrn aod Friends 5v -Jb place an I Perth Amboy Division. She was born in Perth Amboy and lived there all her life. She co-owned, along with her husband, George's Luncheonette, on State Street in Perth Amboy for 40 years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Stephen's R.C. Church in Perth Amboy. Her husband, George P. Sarkus, died in 2001. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Peter Hodan and a sister, Adele Barlecki. She is survived by a sister, Mary M., Timinski of Woodbridge; a sister-in-law, Bertha Lemberakis of Perth Amboy, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Flynn & Son Funeral Home, 424 East Ave., Perth Amboy, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephen's R.C. Church. Burial will be at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Perth Amboy. Visitation will be 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home, where a Wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday. For directions, to send condolence messages or to order flowers, visit www.flynnfuneral.com. LOUIS SPIDALETTO AGE: 83 EDISON Louis M. Spidaletto, 83, of Edison died Friday, June 4, 2004, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Services will be held on Wednesday, at a time to be announced, at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Route 27), Metuchen. Entombment will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery Mausoleum in Colonia. Visitation will be 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. DARIA VARADY AGE: 80 EDISON The funeral for Daria (DaRu) Varady, 80, of Edison, who died Saturday, June 5, 2004, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at Flynn & SonKoyen Funeral Home, 319 Amboy Ave., Metuchen, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Guardian Angels in Edison, followed by interment at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick. Visiting will be 7 p.m. -9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. mani Fund to collect medicine, food, water and clothing to send to the area through the Dominican government. Checks can be made out to Funds Pro-Jimani, and items dropped off at ADOPA, 248 Smith St., Perth Amboy, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the next two weeks. Additional information may be obtained by calling (732) 442-4544. 78 exit in Clinton million in state money has been budgeted to build the intersection, he said. 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