2003-07-03 / Obituaries
KENNETH E. BUSCH, 71, of Old Bridge died June 26 at home. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Rosemary Romps Busch; his son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Karen Busch of Medway, Mass.; and his sister, Florence Goldzung of Hollywood, Fla. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Old Bridge. Interment was at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick.
JOSEPHINE IADIMARCO SCARANO, 78, of Parlin died June 26 at Compassionate Care Hospice, Cherry Hill. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, in 1986; and her sister, Gloria Socco. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Peggy Scarano of Little Egg Harbor; her brother, Anthony Iadimarco of Neptune City; and several nieces and nephews.
WILLIAM I. TURNER SR., 80, of Old Bridge died June 26 at home. Predeceasing him were his wife, Katharine in 1998; two brothers, James and Samuel; and his sister, Arlene Cristoff. Surviving are his son, William I. Turner Jr. of Grand Junction, Colo.; his daughter, Martha Casisa of Old Bridge; his brother, Kenneth Turner of Autryville, N.C.; three sisters, Rose Smith of Clearfield, Pa.; Jean Spade of Lajose, Pa.; and Leona Turner of Autryville, N.C.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Manalapan.
BENJAMIN "HARRY" STARK, 83, of Keyport died June 26 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Belleville, he had been a resident of the Bayshore area since the 1940s, and moved to Keyport 10 years ago. Mr. Stark was a mason at Local 42, Keyport, for 49 years, retiring in 1980. He and his son also owned Atlantic Bayshore Truck Repair. He was a communicant of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II in the European Theater. He was predeceased by a son, Kevin Stark, in 1975. Mr. Stark is survived by his wife, June McElroy Stark; a son, Harry Stark of Matawan; a daughter, Sharon Hudy of Old Bridge; two sisters, Ann Renz and Dorothy Popiel, both of Florida; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor, followed by interment at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.
EMILY WIGHTMAN McINERNEY, 92, of East Brunswick died June 27 at the McCarrick Care Center, Somerset. Her husband, Thomas, and a granddaughter predeceased her. Surviving are her daughter, Jean Bonnici; three sons, Thomas, James, and Denis McInerney; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Chapel at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
CARLA A. MAHER, 54, of Old Bridge died June 27 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. She was a language arts teacher the past 32 years at Immaculate Conception School, Spotswood. Her numerous awards include the Metuchen Diocese Educator of the Year Award, the Knights of Columbus Shield Award, and two nominations to Who’s Who Among American Teachers. She was also recognized by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as a Community Hero, and served as a Community Hero Torchbearer for the 1996 summer Olympics. Her volunteer activities included Special People United to Ride, Monmouth County; Old Bridge Day Camp; and Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Surviving are her husband of 27 years, William; two daughters, Kristin and Kaitln; her mother, Martha Orlowski of South Amboy; three brothers, Leonard Orlowski of Sayreville, Robert Orlowski of Matawan, and Ronald Orlowski of South Amboy; and her sister, Nancy Orlowski of South Amboy. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Spotswood. Interment was at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception School, 23 Manalapan Road, Spotswood 08884.
LEROY MACKLER, 88, of Freehold died June 27 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived in Maplewood and Roselle before moving to Freehold seven years ago. Mr. Mackler was a salesman for Fowler Equipment Co., Union, for 10 years before retiring in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a son, Robert Mackler of the Morganville section of Marlboro; a daughter, Irene Kushin of Morganville; a brother, Herbert Mackler of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Gladys Abrams of Old Bridge; and four grandchildren. A graveside service was held at B’nai Abraham Memorial Park, Union.
JOHN J. BAIORI, 39, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and formerly Old Bridge, died April 12. He was a hairdresser in Florida, and prior to that, worked for the New York Stock Exchange. A memorial service will be July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Old Bridge.
DIANE ELIZABETH SUTTON ANDERSON, 74, of the Cheesequake Village section of Old Bridge, died June 25 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Her husband, Thomas, predeceased her in 2002, and her brother, Robert Sutton, in 1956. Surviving are her daughter, Lynne Anderson of Old Bridge; two sons, Theodore Anderson of Hubbardsville, N.Y., and Richard Anderson of Old Bridge; her sister, Judith Turek of Oradell; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, Aberdeen.
JOSEPH C. WARTERS, 83, of Milltown died June 29 at home. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Pitzner Warters in 1989, and his brother, Edward C. Warters Sr. in 2002. Surviving are his nephew, Edward C. Warters Jr. and his family in Jamison, Pa. A funeral service will be July 3 at 10 a.m. at Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Milltown. Interment will be at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to Milltown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 308, Milltown 08850.
OLGA MOSKWA HANIS, 78, of South River died June 30 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Joseph Hanis Sr.; three sons, Joseph Jr. of South Amboy, James of Edison, and John of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen; two daughters, Shirley Shepsko of Spotswood, and Sharon Jerscheid of New Brunswick; her brother, William Moskwa of Olyphant, Pa.; two sisters, Evelyn Janczek of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ann Jurkievich of Dixon City, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be July 3 at 10 a.m. at Maliszewski Funeral Home, South River. Burial will follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick.
RICHARD J. LASKO, 62, of South River died July 1 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was a retired quality control manager at Lockheed Martin, East Windsor, for 37 years. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, South River. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. His father, Steven, predeceased him. Surviving are his wife, Lois Nowak Lasko; his mother, Mary; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David and Wendi Lasko of Sayreville; Michael and Francesca Lasko of Morganville, and Patrick Lasko of Old Bridge; three brothers, Robert and Joseph Lasko of Sayreville, and Vincent Lasko of New Egypt; his sister, Gladys Hunter of Sayreville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be July 5 at 8:30 a.m. at Maliszewski Funeral Home, South River. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9 a.m. at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, South River. Burial will be at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.