2004-07-01 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Charlotte A. Koff
Obituaries Charlotte A. Koff

Mrs. Koff, 89, of Old Bridge, died June 18 at Victoria Health Care Center, Matawan. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Shawna of Brookline, Mass., and Elissa of Old Bridge; and a sister, Shirley Ferguson of Valley Stream, N.Y. Burial was at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Marlboro. Arrangements were by Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan.

Harold Unglert

Mr. Unglert, 78, of Old Bridge died June 19. He was a retired merchant seaman. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Unglert is survived by a sister, Emma Harnage of Old Bridge. Burial was at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick. Arrangements were by Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick.

Lieselotte "Lottie" Schaefer Cucchiara

Mrs. Cucchiara, 75, of Sayreville died June 23 at St. Peter’s University Medical Center, New Brunswick. She is survived by her husband, John; two daughters and sons-in-law, Johanna and Ted Miksiewicz of Sayreville, and Janet and Nicholas Witting of Clark; a son, Peter Cucchiara of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Liena of Germany; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Victories Church, Sayreville. Burial was at Cloverleaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge. Arrangements were by Maliszewski Memorial Home, Sayreville.

Martin George Pascale

Mr. Pascale, 79, of Old Bridge died June 23 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He is survived by his wife, Jane Parente Pascale; a son, George Pascale of Old Bridge; two daughters, Mary Jane Hood of Westport, Conn., and Nancy Riley of Rahway; and nine grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Ambrose Church. Burial was at Holy Cross Burial Park, North Arlington. Arrangements were by Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick.

John A. Ciaglia

Mr. Ciaglia, 87, of Long Branch died June 25 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Newark, he resided in Red Bank prior to moving to Long Branch 64 years ago. Mr. Ciaglia was a lead man at Bendix Corp., Eatontown, for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was predeceased by a brother, Vincent "Jimmy" Ciaglia; and a sister, Carmella Gargulio. Mr. Ciaglia is survived by his wife, Rose Sirianni Ciaglia; a son, John C. Ciaglia of Long Branch; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jean Germann of Jamesburg, and Arlene and Tullio Di Fedele of Howell; a brother, Joseph Ciaglia of West Long Branch; a sister, Nancy Congro of Freehold; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment was at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport. The Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch, was in charge of arrangements.

Gerald Levy

Mr. Levy, 67, of Monroe died June 28 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Prior to his retirement in 1995, he was a manager with Amerada Hess Corp., Woodbridge. Surviving are his wife, Marianne Bowolick Levy; two sons, Scott Levy and Mark Levy, both of Jamesburg; a brother, Barry Levy of Bridgewater; a sis­ter, Sharon Giggelakis of Edison; and two grandchildren. Services are planned for 10 a.m. on July 2 at Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment will follow in Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan.

Bernadette Falzone Samsel

Mrs. Samsel, 81, of Old Bridge died June 25 in Old Bridge Manor. She was pre­deceased by her husband, Matthew Samsel. Surviving are a daughter, Joan Pelligra of Old Bridge; a son, Les Samsel of North Carolina; and six grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge. Entombment was in Holy Cross Burial Park Mausoleum, South Brunswick.

Mary Skorka

Mrs. Skorka, 85, of Sayreville died June 24 in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy division. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an inspector with General Cigars, South River. Surviving are a brother, John Skorka, and a sister, Cecelia Buczek, both of Sayreville; two nieces, Kathy Buczek and Joann Polgar, both of Sayreville; and two great-nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sayreville. Interment was in the church cemetery.

George Swenson

Mr. Swenson, 80, of Wall, formerly of Sayreville, died June 26 in Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was a former teacher at South River High School. His wife, Evelyn A. Christianson Swenson, died in 2003. Surviving are a son, John Swenson of Levittown, Pa.; a daugh­ter, Ellen Macko of Wall; and four grand­children. Services are planned for 10 a.m. on July 1 at Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment will follow in Clover Leaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge.

Charlotte B. Troyano

Mrs. Troyano, 89, of South Amboy died June 25 at home. Her husband, John R. Troyano, died in 1988. Surviving are four brothers, John Kelly of the whiting section of Manchester, George Kelly of South Amboy, James Kelley of New Bedford, Mass., and Robert Kelley of Edison; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass was of­fered at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Ramon "Ray" T. Worden

Mr. Worden, 76, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, formerly of Metuchen, died June 27 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to his retirement in 1992, he was employed as a postal clerk at the Metuchen post office. Surviving are his wife, Ann Krivas Worden; three sons, Ramon Jr., Robert and Mark; three daugh­ters, Diane Neiss, Kim Ashley and Lisa Callahan; six brothers, James, George, Joseph, Gary, Merek and Lawrence; three sisters, Marilyn Yount, Carol Busby and Barbara LeCropane; and 12 grandchildren. A Mass is planned for 9:30 a.m. on July 1 at St. Bernadette’s Church, Parlin section of Old Bridge. Cremation will be private.

Michael Latyn

Mr. Latyn, 87, of Spotswood died June 17 at Care One, East Brunswick. He was a retired employee of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles. Mr. Latyn served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and, following the war, with the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of major. He was a longtime member of the Vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Spotswood, and was a member of the Spotswood Recreation Department. Mr. Latyn was predeceased by a son, Alan, in 1990; and a sister, Stella Soriano. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Elia Latyn; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Mary Latyn of Marlton, and Richard and Patricia Latyn of Spotswood; a brother, Alex Zappy of Old Bridge; two grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and one step-great-grandchild. A funeral service was held at St. Peter’s Church. Interment was at St. Peter’s Church Cemetery, Spotswood. Arrangements were by Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001; or The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2660, Canton, OH 44720.

Louis J. Gambo

Mr. Gambo, 73, of South River died June 26 at home. Prior to his retirement in 1991, he was employed for 33 years by South River Public Schools as a teacher, vice principal and principal at South River Middle School. Surviving are his wife, Ann Kathryn Desando Gambo; a son, Louis Gambo of East Brunswick; three daughters, Karen Smutko of Alpharetta, Ga., Charlene Albrecht of Old Bridge and Luann Candelmo of Point Pleasant; a brother, Joseph Gambo of Dunmore, Pa., two sisters, Carmel Guzy of Moscow, Pa., and Grace Murray of Arvada, Colo.; and four grand­children. A Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church, South River. Interment was in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pa.

Frances L. Smith O’Neil Neves

Mrs. Neves, 89, of South Amboy, for­merly of the Port Reading section of Woodbridge, died June 26 in Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge. Prior to her re­tirement in 1989, she was employed for 20 years by Vogue Cleaners, South Amboy. Her first husband, James O’Neil, died in 1949, and her second husband, Joseph Neves, died in 1963. Surviving are a son, Joseph S. Neves Jr. of Manalapan; two daughters, Patricia Claudio of Brockton, Mass., and JoAnn Murawski of South Amboy; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Sacred Heart Church, South Amboy. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart School, South Amboy.

Frank Janowski

Mr. Janowski, 84, of Matawan died June 23 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. He was born in Old Bridge. He was a retired machine operator at Farmers Feed, Newark. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. In­terment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Ar­rangements were by Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manala­pan.


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