2002-10-24 / Obituaries

Obituaries

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GLORIA VARIANO CARFAGNA, 74, of Sayreville died Oct. 16 in Madison Center, Old Bridge. Surviving are a son, Edward Walters of the Lanoka Harbor section of Lacey; three daughters, Beth Rosensweig and Toni Kukulski, both of Sayreville, and Francesca Nadler of New York City; and five grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Victories Church, Sayreville. Interment was in New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin section of Sayreville.

CHARLES A. NAFUS, 64, of Sayreville died Oct. 22 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy division. His first wife, Rose Marie Balaszkiewicz Nafus, died in 1995. Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie Geiger Nafus; a daughter, Donna Ostrowski of Sayreville; a son, Charles "Chuck" Nafus of Millstone; two stepsons, John Callahan of Howell and Thomas Callahan of Duluth, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Catherine DeGroff of Kannapolis, N.C., and Beth Callahan of South Gibson, Pa.; a brother, Clifford Nafus of Queens, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. A Mass is planned for 9 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Our Lady of Victories Church, Sayreville. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Sayreville.

HELEN LEBEDA PODOLAK, 85, of the Melrose section of Sayreville died Oct. 19 at home. Her husband, George M. Podolak, died in 1988. Surviving are a son, George E. of Melrose; two daughters, Helen Olchaskey and Barbara Egan, both of Sayreville; two brothers, Paul Lebeda of Melrose and Michael Lebeda of Waterloo, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment was in New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin section of Sayreville. Memorial contributions may be made to the library fund at Cardinal McCarrick High School, Augusta Street, South Amboy, NJ 08879.

JOSEPH SIMKO, 94, died Oct. 17 in Old Bridge Manor. His wife, Anna Petrovicz Simko, died in 1992, and a grandson, Joseph R. Simko Jr., died in 1996. Surviving are a son, Joseph R. Simko of the Morgan section of Sayreville; a sister-in-law, Sister Mary Elsa of Staten Island, N.Y.; a grandson; seven great-grandchildren; three nephews and a niece. A Mass was offered at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge.

DOLORES ROGERS CAMERON, 70, of Old Bridge died Oct. 22 at home. Her husband, Peter Joseph Cameron, died in 1990. Surviving are four sons, Peter Cameron of Jamesburg, Martin Cameron and Michael Cameron, both of Old Bridge, and Joseph Cameron of Oakland; three daughters, Elizabeth Sandstrom of Alexandria, Va., Mary Kopec of Ramsey and Margaret Cameron of Old Bridge; a sister, Irene Rogers of Yonkers, N.Y.; and 14 grandchildren. A Mass is planned for 10 a.m. on Oct. 25 at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park Mausoleum, South Brunswick.

FRANK S. GRABOWSKI, 77, of Sayreville died Oct. 16 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. His wife, Jean Regiec Grabowski, died in 1999. Surviving are a son, Stephen Grabowski of Monroe; three daughters, Betty Jane Marcinko of the Parlin section of Sayreville, Susan Fortunato of the Forked River section of Lacey and Nancy Rainsford of Manalapan; a brother, John Grabowski of Sayreville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Stanislaus Church, Sayreville. Interment was in the church cemetery.

MATRONA DASHKIEWICZ, 93, of South River died Oct. 21 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, George Dashkiewicz, died in 1982. Surviving are two daughters, Katherine Jacewicz of South River and Marie Byczkowski of Mountain Top, Pa.; a sister, Helen Dmitrienko of South River; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A service is planned for 10 a.m. on Nov. 24 at St. Euphrosynia Belarus Greek Orthodox Church, South River. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

REUBEN C. EVANS, 89, of South River died Oct. 16 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. His wife, Magnora, died in 1988. Surviving are two sons, Isaiah Williams of Atlanta and Alex Evans of South River; two daughters, Jerodean "Pat" Evans-Williams of New Brunswick and Mary Ann Ivey of Highland Park; two nieces, Helene Evans Cooper and Hope Degroot; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Union Baptist Church, South River. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the South River Rescue Squad, 6 Thomas St., South River, NJ 08882.

ANNA MIKLASZEWSKI GAYDOS, 87, died Oct. 18 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Interment was in St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Cemetery, Trenton.

WILBERT E. GLYNN, 85, of the Somerset section of Franklin died Oct. 12. Surviving are a friend, Mary Ellen Giddes of Edison; two sons, Ronald E. Glynn of East Brunswick and Roger E. Glynn of Brielle; a brother, Elmer Glynn of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the United Methodist Church at New Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church at New Brunswick, 323 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, or to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 5724, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

HENRY R. "RAY" KOZICKI, 78, of South River died Oct. 16 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to his retirement in 1972, he was a police officer with the South River Police Department for 26 years. His wife, Sophie, died in 2001. Surviving are a son, Ron R. Kozicki of South River; a daughter, Cindy Kozicki-Petras of South River; an aunt, Sister Mary Alberthilia of Lodi; and two grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the South River Police Department or to the South River Rescue Squad, 6 Thomas St., South River, NJ 08882.

RICHARD W. MADDEN, 80, of South River, formerly of Old Bridge, died Oct. 17 at home. Surviving are his wife, Hilda Otto Madden; two daughters, Norman Wollmann and Connie Valenti; a sister, Patricia Fischer; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Cardiology, 125 Paterson St., New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

JOHN JOSEPH "JACK" LEONARD, 77, of Monroe, formerly of East Brunswick and the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, died Oct. 22 at home. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Grimes Leonard; three daughters, Nancy Williams and Lorraine Wallace, both of East Brunswick, and Christine Goff of Spotswood; and two grandsons. A Mass is planned for 10 a.m. on Oct. 25 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Kendall Park. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

LLOYD SCHMIDT, 65, of East Brunswick died Oct. 21 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. His wife, Barbara Frei Schmidt, died in 2001. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Terri and David George; a nephew, Glenn Schnitzer; three great-nephews, Derek, Kyle and Adam Schnitzer; and several cousins. Services will be held at noon on Oct. 24 at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Entombment will follow in Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 846 Main St., Fords, NJ 08863.


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