Jeanette M. Tricarico, wife of the late Donato (Danny) Tricarico, died Sunday, February 23, at Arbor Glen. Mrs.
Tricarico was born in Somerville and was a life long
resident. She was employed in the quality control department of Diehl's Manufacturing, Bridgewater, during WW II retiring in the early 1950s and was a member of the Senior Leisure Club of the Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville.
Surviving are her sons Gerry and Robert (wife, Toni)
Tricarico, her grandsons Scott, Geoffrey and Richard, a
great grandson Donato and her sister Evelyn Stern.
Visiting hours from 3pm-6pm on Wednesday, February 26, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A private family Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 27, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 33 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
Frances Ewankov Saunders, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend entered this life June 25, 1924 in Bronx, NY and passed in peace February 14 2014 at her home in Raritan, where she lived for 53 years. Strong, dedicated mother to son, Robert Saunders of Ventura, CA, Vietnam veteran, retired Mechanical Engineer (DOD-Navy), and father of five.
Kind, compassionate mother-in-law to Waylisa Saunders (CA). Loving, vivacious grandmother to Paul (TX), Shawn (AZ), Bohdana(HI), Amalea (HI), and Jennie-Rose (CA). Blessed with nine great-grandchildren who brought her much joy.
Survived by sister and best friend, Jennie E. Koteles (NJ), the last living sibling of eight. Celebrated by countless family and noted friends, the Cliffords, Cahills, Mahoneys, Vilceks, Kendras, Horvats, Ewankovs and the Bardars. Daughter to the late Anna and Stephen Ewankov. Widow of Allen Saunders.
Graduated from Somerville High School (‘41); RN at Kings County Hospital (‘46) in Brooklyn, NY; double major BA & BS from Rutgers University (‘70); and Masters in Health Science from Jersey City State College (‘76). Retired Chief of Nursing (‘85) from the VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Enthusiastic member of the Masterwork Chorus, singing in Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Vatican, as well as St. Bernard and Metuchen Diocese Choir. Accomplished in her field; world traveler; charitable caretaker; independent, patient, and gracious; lover of people, animals, nature, food, culture,and puzzles.
Visitation at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, on Friday, February 28, from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard Church, Bridgewater, on March 1st, 10am. Followed by her final resting place next to her mother at St. Bernard Cemetery.
We celebrate her love, her joy, her beautiful life! The song has ended, but the melody will always linger on. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frances's memory to your favorite charity.
Beatrice "Bea" Sylvester passed away at the age of 92. She is survived by her son Don Sylvester and his wife Edie of Manville, 4 grandchildren Mary Grace, Kristina, Patricia and Michael and 6 great grandchildren.
She was married to the late John D.Sylvester, who died on January 26, 2013, for 74 yrs. and both had travelled worldwide.
Visitation from 5pm-7pm on Monday, February 17, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. Interment Services 11am on Tuesday, February 18, at the Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Dominick S. Vallone passed into eternal rest on Thursday, February 6, at home. Mr. Vallone was born in Yonkers, NY and resided in Somerville for over 80 years. He retired in 1993 from Ce De Candy, Union, after a long and distinguished career in plant management. He was an avid aviation enthusiast who previously held a pilot's license, enjoyed building model airplanes and built and flew radio controlled airplanes for many years. Mr. Vallone was also a skilled tradesman who could build and fix almost anything. Friends and family alike would often call him for advice related to home projects.
He was predeceased in 1993 by his wife of 43 years, Betty C. Vallone and his son Roger A. Vallone who passed away in 2013. Surviving are his sister, Marie Harmer of Palm Coast, FL, as well as one brother, Joseph Vallone of Finderne. He leaves behind two loving daughters, Deborah Vallone of Flemington and Sharon Vallone-Kosensky of Lebanon Township, four loving grandchildren, Greg and Marc Vallone of Georgia and Matthew and Michael Kosensky of New Jersey and three beautiful great grandchildren, Vincent, Anthony and Luci of Georgia.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10am on Monday, February 10, at the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville followed by an Entombment at St. Bernard Mausoleum in Bridgewater. Visitation from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, February 9, at the funeral home.
John passed away peacefully on January 31, 2014. John was born to Juan and Rafaela Gonzalez on September 16, 1944. Born in Puerto Rico, the family moved to New York City when John was 5. John served in the US Army before settling in Somerville in 1964.
He worked in Retail Management including being one of the founders of the first video rental stores in NJ. John is predeceased by his loving wife Lillian who passed away November 30, 2013. Together now in Heaven, they will celebrate 50 years of marriage on March 7th.
John is survived by his four loving children John Scott, David, Deanna and Mateo and four loving grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 7, beginning at 7pm and concluding with a Celebration of Life at 8:30pm at the Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave., Somerville.
Robert Joseph Pietrucha entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. He was born on November 12th, 1941 in New Brunswick, NJ, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine Pietrucha.
A 1964 graduate of Rutgers University, Robert was an outstanding athlete with a profound passion for sports. He found great joy in working with and teaching children of all ages. He taught at Immaculata High School as a gym teacher and guidance counselor. He also taught at Piscataway High School where he was a gym teacher and baseball coach, and was honored as Coach of the Year in 1973. His free time included refereeing sporting events and teaching Drivers Ed students.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ronetz Pietrucha of Hillsborough, NJ, his children; Robin Pietrucha Lehr of Red Hill, PA, Glenn Pietrucha of Frenchtown, NJ, Lisa Pietrucha Billian of South Plainfield, NJ, Robert Nolan English Pietrucha, Ronald William Pietrucha, Robert Joseph Pietrucha II and Ryne Jorge Pietrucha, and his 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are his siblings; Alex Ivan (wife Mary Ellen Ivan) of Toms River, NJ, Nancy Pietrucha Neary (husband Fred Neary) of Ringoes, NJ, Barbara Pietrucha Doyle (husband David Doyle) of Landing, NJ, Ronald James Pietrucha of Milford, NJ, Kathleen Pietrucha Paulino of Milford, NJ and Joyce Pietrucha Kohanski (husband John Kohanski) of Ringoes, NJ. Also surviving is his ex-wife and friend Susanne Pietrucha. Predeceased are his son Justin Pietrucha and daughter Cindi Leigh Pietrucha.
Visitation will begin at 2pm on Tuesday, February 4, at the Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave., Somerville and conclude with a Prayer Service at 6pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob's memory to PSKS: Peace on the Streets for Kids on the Street, 1609 19th Avenue #100, Seattle, WA 98122.
Josephine Filepp, 93, of Bridgewater, passed away on January 29, 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Josephine resided in Bridgewater for 50 years.
Josephine was employed by the Greyhound Bus Terminal in New York City and managed the travel bureau. She was also a secretary for Research Cottrell in Somerville and executive secretary at Carrier Clinic in Skillman.
Josephine was involved in scouting as den mother for the cub scouts and was also a Girl Scout brownie leader. She was a founding member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 507 in Bridgewater. She served as a volunteer for the Somerset County Rutgers Extension Service. Josephine was an active member of the Circle of Friends at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, as well as the Bridgewater Seniors Club in Bridgewater. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, and entertaining for family and friends. Josephine was an avid New York Yankee fan and enjoyed watching all the games. She enjoyed Mah Jong, bowling, and playing card games, especially Spider Solitaire. She was a long time parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville.
Her husband, George Filepp, Vice President of Komline Sanderson Engineering Corporation, predeceased her in 1987. Surviving is her son, George Edward Filepp of Bridgewater. Her daughter, Jeanne Marie Magliaro and her husband, Lou, of Neshanic Station. She is also survived by three loving grandchildren, Matthew Magliaro, Jennifer Magliaro, and Jessica Magliaro.
Visitation on Wednesday, February 5, from 5pm-8pm at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Thursday, February 6, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Internment to follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Somerville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross.
Alan M. Garay, 49, of Branchburg, died January 27th, after a prolonged illness. He was born December 14, 1964, in Hunterdon, NJ, graduated from Immaculata High School, and was a lifelong resident of central New Jersey.
He became interested in computers and programming at an early age. In 1983, Alan was one of four worldwide finalists, ultimately placing 2nd in the "Defend Atlantis Challenge", which was held in Bermuda by Imagic, for its "Atlantis" video game for the Atari 2600 gaming system. He excelled at several programming languages and
made his living designing, programming, andmaintaining commercial & e-commerce websites. Alan put his considerable programming skills to use as an avid electronic musician and was an accomplished painter, sketch artist, poet and writer.
Known for an acerbic wit and sharp debating skills, he was
not afraid to take on all comers on any subject from politics to physics to art to cinema. Raconteur and Chef; pizza with the family will never be the
same. He never, ever paid retail for anything.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Callahan Garay;
brothers Don (wife Marian), David, Mark, Dale (wife Cindy),Tim, and Chris; sisters Laurie Roche (husband George),Dr. Cassandra Fesen (husband Dr. Robert), Michelle, Tricia (husband Fred Schneider), and Nancy (husband Mark Segal); nephews David, Evan, Brian, and Max; and nieces AnnMarie and Carolyn. He was predeceased by his father, John W., and brother the Rev. Edward.
Alan was a champion of animal rights, and cherished the
company of many pets over the years. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that charitable donations be made to Wildlife Rescue PA, PO Box 71, Friendsville, PA. 18818.
As Alan himself stated that "my most enduring legacy is
likely to be my crazy shirts", guests are encouraged to wear their wildest Hawaiian shirt to the services in his memory.
Visitation will be held at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave, Somerville, on Thursday,January 30, from 6PM to 9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave. Somerville on Friday, January 31 at 11:30AM.
James J. Florek died January 26 at Green Knoll Care Center. Mr. Florek was born in Ashley, PA and resided in South Bound Brook before moving to Bridgewater in 1958.
He began his educational career as a teacher then Vice Principal and retiring as a Principal all with the Watchung Regional School District of Warren Township. He graduated from Kings College, PA where he play varsity football for 4 years and received his Masters Degree in Education from Rutgers University. A Korean War veteran, he served as a Staff Sargeant in the US Air Force from 1948 until 1952.
While living in South Bound Brook and Bridgewater, Mr. Florek coached Little League championship teams and instilled in his players a love for his favorite team, the NY Yankees.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Louise, 2 sons James and Bruce (wife Kim) and his granddaughters Erin and Rachel. His only brother, Joseph Florek, predeceased him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Thursday, January 30, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum, Piscataway.
Visitation will begin 8:30am Thursday morning at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, before Mass.