2002-02-07 / Obituaries
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PATRICK J. ASTARITA, 45, of South Amboy died Feb. 4 in Park Place Nursing Home, South Brunswick. Surviving are his father, Donald Astarita of South Amboy; two brothers, Donald Michael Astarita of South Amboy and Albert Astarita of Liberty, Mo.; and a sister, Laura A. Watanabe of Mountain View, Calif. A memorial Mass is planned for 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 7 at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy.
WILLIAM J. KOHLER, 82, of Lakewood died Jan. 28 in CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. His wife, Victoria Chiantese Kohler, died in 1994. Surviving are a brother, Donald Kohler of Jackson; three sisters, Marie English of the Morgan section of Sayreville and Jean Murphy and Margaret Hulsart, both of South Amboy; and five nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton.
ROSE PASKOFF KRAUT, 87, of Bayonne died Jan. 27 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Abraham, died in 1987. Surviving are two sons, Howard of Fair Lawn and William of Old Bridge; and four grandchildren. Graveside services were held at King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton.
TIMOTHY M. LAKOMSKI, 36, of the Parlin section of Sayreville died Feb. 2 in Sayreville. He was a sales associate at Home Depot, Old Bridge. Surviving are his parents, Thomas and Joan Yaniak Lakomski of Parlin; a brother, Thomas M. of Sayreville; a sister, Lisa Ann Lakomski of Parlin; his paternal grandmother, Catherine Lakomski of Woodbridge; and two nephews. Private services were under the direction of Cremation Services of Central New Jersey, East Brunswick.
VIRGINIA MASTEIKA LASKO, 54, of Sayreville died Jan. 28 at home. Surviving are her husband, Joseph; a son, Thomas of Sayreville; two brothers, Tom and John Dovidauskas, both of Sayreville; a sister, Chris Eastman of Vermont; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Maliszewski Memorial Home, Sayreville. Interment was in New Calvary, Parlin section of Sayreville.
ROBERT L. MARINACCIO, 58, of Old Bridge died Feb. 1 at home. Surviving are his wife, Julia Ann Rivera Marinaccio; a son, John William Bittner of Buckeye, Ariz.; a sister, Marie Marinaccio of Brewster, N.Y.; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick.
FRANCES KLIMEK PALMOWSKI, 78, of Sayreville died Jan. 30 at home. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Palmowski; a daughter, Mary Rose Palmowski of Sayreville; two sisters, Carol Zyskowski of Sayreville and Mary Ryce of the Parlin section of Sayreville; a brother, Sam Klimek of Sayreville; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Stanislaus Church, Sayreville. Interment was in the church cemetery.
ERIC "RICK" SARGEANT, 40, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen, formerly of the Cliffwood Beach section of Old Bridge, died Jan. 29 at home. Surviving are his wife and son, Barbara and James, both of Cliffwood Beach; his parents, William and Irene; his sister, Sue Jucciarone of Old Bridge; four brothers, Bill of South Amboy, Herb of Sayreville, Gary of Pennsylvania and Craig of Ewing; and several nieces and nephews.
EDITH H. SCHLAGE HAHN, 81, of Tinton Falls died Jan. 29 at home. Her husband, George V., died in 1999. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Moran of Brick and Evelyn Sauer of Sayreville; a brother, Gerhardt Schlage of Rockaway, N.Y.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several relatives in Germany. A funeral service was offered at Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tinton Falls. Interment was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Meridian Hospice, 615 Hope Road, Eatontown, NJ 07724; or to Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 818 Tinton Ave., Tinton Falls, NJ 07724.
ANNA M. LUKASCZYK GADZIALA, 81, of the Parlin section of Sayreville died Jan. 31 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Stephen Gadziala, died in 1975. Surviving are five sons, Stephen Gadziala of Middletown, Michael Gadziala of Howell, Peter Gadziala and Thomas Gadziala, both of East Brunswick, and Daniel Gadziala of North Brunswick; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, East Brunswick.
FERDINAND GIZICKI, 84, of South River died Feb. 1 in Summerhill Nursing Home, Old Bridge. Surviving are a son, two daughters, two sisters, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Brunswick.
MARY C. KIERAN HEDGE, 95, of Old Bridge died Jan. 29 in Cranbury Care Center. Her husband, Arthur J. Hedge, died in 1971, and a daughter, Elizabeth Beck, died in 2000. Surviving are a son, Arthur J. Hedge Jr. of Connecticut; a daughter, Mary C. Culver of Old Bridge; a sister, Catherine Downes of Jersey City; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge. Interment was in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold.
LILLIAN PERLMUTTER KAMEL, 92, of North Brunswick, formerly of South River, died Feb. 1 in the Jewish Home for the Aged, Somerset section of Franklin. She was part owner of the Sayreville Dress Co. with her late husband, Sydney L. Kamel, who died in 1967. Surviving are three sons, Robert Kamel of Roanoke, Va., Stanley Kamel of Los Angeles and Dr. Stephen Kamel of East Brunswick; a sister, Ida Kamich of Monroe; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in Congregation Anshe Emeth Cemetery, East Brunswick.
LOUISE K. AFFLITTO STEWART, 58, of Old Bridge died Jan. 30 in Barbara E. Cheung Memorial Hospice, Edison. Prior to her retirement in 1999, she was employed as a cosmetology teacher at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools, East Brunswick. She received the New Jersey Governor’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 1998. Until six months ago, she worked as a stylist at Charisma Salon, Marlboro, where she began her career in 1966. Surviving are her husband, Douglas Paul Stewart; a stepson, Troy Paul Stewart of Sayreville; her mother, Claire Grimsley of North Miami, Fla.; her father, Joseph James Afflitto Sr. of Hasbrouck Heights; a brother, Joseph James Afflitto Jr. of Caldwell; two sisters, Theresa Castellitto of Hasbrouck Heights and Joann Brezina of Elizabeth; two grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew. A Mass was offered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, East Brunswick. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a scholarship fund to be established for cosmetology students at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools, East Brunswick; or to ovarian cancer research at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
LOUIS J. PRZYBYLKO, 82, of Sayreville died Jan. 28 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy division. Surviving are his wife, Jean Longo Przybylko; two sons, Chet of Plainfield and John of Sayreville; a stepson, Billy Howells of Sayreville; two brothers, Benny of South River and Stanley of East Brunswick; three sisters, Florence and Bernice, both of Sayreville, and Matilda of Philadelphia; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sayreville. Entombment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, South Amboy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sayreville Emergency Squad.
LEONARD R. SLAVIN, 78, of Sayreville died Jan. 28 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Helen Guoba Slavin; four daughters, Helen L. Havens of Hightstown, Theresa A. Gyecsek of Roselle, Dolores Ujobagy of Sayreville and Christina M. Slavin of Irvington; two sons, Leonard Slavin of Church Creek, Md., and Vincent C. Slavin of Hughesville, Md.; a sister, Frances Haydick of Rumson; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Victories Church, Sayreville. Interment was in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arnytown section of North Hanover. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sayreville Emergency Squad.