2003-07-31 / Obituaries



ANGELO ASCOLESE JR., 27, of the Parlin section of Sayreville died July 27 in JFK Medical Center, Edison. Surviving are his wife, Cecelia Villig Ascolese; his wife’s son, Liam; his parents, Amelia and Angelo Ascolese of Parlin; a brother, Dominic Ascolese of Parlin; a sister, Kathleen Collazo of Parlin; his maternal grandmother, Connie Lepore of Newark; his paternal grandparents, Frances and Anthony Ascolese of the Toms River section of Dover; a nephew; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lynn and Steve Villig of South Amboy. A Mass is planned for 10 a.m. on July 31 at St. Bernadette’s Church, Parlin section of Old Bridge. Interment will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick.

FRED J. SCHROETTER, 73, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, formerly of Brick, died July 25 at home. Surviving are his companion, Jacklin Hills; three daughters, Theresa Walker of the Toms River section of Dover, Sandra Abbott of Goodlet, Tenn., and Linda Burkett of Point Pleasant; two sons, Fred Schroetter of Virginia and Michael Schroetter of Brick; two stepsons, Andrew Hills of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Christopher Hills of South Amboy; a sister, Joann Poggi of Long Island, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Gundrum Service Home for Funerals, South Amboy.

VIRGINIA MICHALIK GERALTOWSKI, 75, of Sayreville died July 24 at home. Prior to her retirement in 1993, she was a teacher at St. Stanislaus Kostka School, Sayreville, where she worked for 23 years and attained the Educator of the Year award from the Diocese of Metuchen. Surviving are her husband, Henry S. Geraltowski; a son, Michael Geraltowski of South Amboy; a daughter, Gail Winters of Carteret; three brothers, Edwin and Frank Michalik, both of Sayreville, and George Michalik of West Windsor; and a grandson. A Mass was offered at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sayreville. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Kostka School Building Fund, MacArthur Avenue, Sayreville, NJ 08872.

ALBERT J. ROSSI, 57, of South Amboy died July 24 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to his retirement, he worked for National Lead Industries, Sayreville, for many years. Surviving are his wife, Joanne Koyi Rossi; a son, Ronald Rossi of Keyport; three brothers, John, William and Robert Rossi, all of Florida; many nieces and nephews; and a lifetime family friend, Linda Savage of Union Beach. A Mass was offered at St. Joseph’s Church, Keyport. Interment was in the church cemetery.

MARY LETTS QUINLAN MULLALY of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of South Amboy, died July 23 at home. A son, Jaye Letts, died in 1998. Surviving are her husband, Philip Mullaly; a son, Robert Letts of South Amboy; three stepsons, Michael Mullaly of Connecticut and Kevin and Brian Mullaly, both of New Jersey; four grandchildren; and 10 step-grandchildren. Services were held in Tucson. Cremation was private.

WILLIAM G. NORMAN, 59, of New Brunswick, formerly of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died July 25 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Susan J. Bates Norman; two daughters, Brenda Gafanha of Hightstown and Jessica Lynne Norman of New Brunswick; two sons, Todd Norman of Mechanicsville, Va., and James B. Norman of Bayonne; a sister, Joyce Lynne Crawford of Sayreville; three grandchildren; and two nieces. Services were held at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, Parlin. Cremation was private.

JOAN A. SHAFFER, 64, of Dawsonville, Ga., formerly of Old Bridge, died July 16 in Peachtree Christian Hospice, Dawsonville. Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Valetutto of Dawsonville; two sons, Kevin Gurnovich of Old Bridge and Dennis Gurnovich of Dawsonville; and four grandchildren, Cheryl Gurnovich and Kevin Gurnovich Jr., both of Old Bridge, and Monica Gurnovich and Krista Valetutto, both of Dawsonville. A service was held at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel, Dawsonville.

VINCENT J. GIAMERESE JR., 81, of East Brunswick died July 23 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He co-owned and operated the Giamerese farm, East Brunswick, for more than 50 years. His wife, Gertrude Albrecht Giamerese, died in 1999. Surviving are a son, Gary Giamerese of Washington, D.C.; four daughters, Lynn Giamerese of Hot Springs, S.D., Nancy McClintock of Lyman, Maine, Marilyn Riddle of Lakeland, Fla., and Janeen Lee of Baytown, Texas; five grandchildren; and sev­eral nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Milltown. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, East Brunswick.

DAVID A. MULVIHILL, 64, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of South River, died July 25 at home. Prior to his retirement in 1992, he owned D.M. and Sons Inc., South River, for 30 years. Surviving are two sons, David Mulvihill of Magnolia, Texas, and Dan Mulvihill of Stuart; two daughters, Denise Gladding of Burnt Hills, N.Y., and Michelle Mulvihill of the Navesink section of Atlantic Highlands; two brothers, Robert Mulvihill of Jupiter, Fla., and Larry Mulvihill of Old Bridge; two sisters, Arlene Bono of Naples, Fla., and Patricia Kuc of Wrightstown; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Marie McHose of Monroe. A Mass is planned for 9 a.m. on July 31 at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Interment will follow in Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan.

FRED J. CACCAVALE, 79, of East Brunswick died July 24 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. His wife, Mary Romano Caccavale, died July 6. Surviving are a son, Fred of Bridgewater; three daughters, Giovanna Cosentino of East Brunswick, Barbara Tripaldi of Franklin Square, N.Y., and Frances Grasso of Syosset, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, East Brunswick. Entombment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

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