Age 71
Formerly of Somerville

Christopher R. Adams, 71, passed away on July 14 in St. Francis Hospital in Trenton.  He was a resident of Hamilton Grove Healthcare for many years.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a graveside service at 11am on Friday, July 25, at the New  Cemetery 192 South Bridge St., Somerville.  A repast will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 1:00 PM at his sister's home.

Chris was born in Somerville on July 16, 1942.  He attended four years at American University in Washington, D.C.  He enjoyed watching sports, listening to music and staying current on world events.  He had an incredible memory of the past and present.  His favorite thing was to give a person a nickname. It usually brought a smile to their faces when they would hear the name he chose for them.  Chris always had a big hello for visitors, residents and staff at Hamilton Grove Healthcare Center.

He was predeceased by his parents Wilbur I Adams, Mildred Ehni Adams and his sister Phyllis Adams Kolvites.  Surviving are his sister Alice Adams Bechok and her husband Robert and three nieces, one nephew, two great nieces and two great nephews. Chris had a special bond with his beloved niece Elizabeth.  He always enjoyed hearing about her travels.  When you hear a song from the 1950's think of Chris.
Age 88

Giovanni Donatich died on July 8 at home. He was born in Fianona, Italy and resided in Bridgewater for 19 years. Surviving are his wife, Flora and sons Richard (wife Michele) and James (wife Patricia) and grandchildren Denise (husband Kevin) and Kimberly. 

Visiting hours from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 10, at the Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave., Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon on Friday, July 11, at the St. Bernard Church, 500 Highway Route 22 (Eastbound Lane), Bridgewater. Entombment to follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum, Bridgewater (Next to Church). 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made to the Somerset Health Care Foundation-Steeplechase Cancer Center ( or Somerset Health Care Foundation, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876. 

Please make checks payable to Somerset Health Care Foundation and enclose a note, "Memorial Gift" in memory of Giovanni Donatich to Steeplechase Cancer Center.
Age 86

Virginia Young, 86, of Brick, NJ, passed away with her family by her side, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
Ginny was a homemaker and an award winning Quilter who loved and cherished her family.
Ginny was the beloved wife of 66 years to the late Laurence F. Young, loving mother to Laurence (wife Louise) and Suzann (husband Robert) Giese and six grandchildren; Christopher (wife Molly), Eric (partner Joe), Brenton (fiancé Linsey), Joel, Jonathan, and Alexandra (fiancé Alexander).
A brief burial service will be at 11 am on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Brigadier General William C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Provinceline Rd, Wrightstown (Arneytown), NJ.  Arrangements are by Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville, NJ, and may be contacted for assembly details. 

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Ginny’s life from 1-5 pm at a gathering in Brick, NJ, and are encouraged to contact family for specific location.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Meridian Hospice, 1340A Campus Parkway, Neptune, NJ 07753.
Age 62
Franklin Park, NJ

Edward J. Jankowski passed away June 29 at St. Peter's Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Salem, Ohio and had resided in Franklin Park, NJ. 

He is predeceased by his parents Joseph (1985) and Margaret Jankowski (2004). He is survived by his wife Paula, his sons Joseph of Franklin Park,NJ and Michael Cogan (wife, Liz) of Toms River,NJ, his sisters Barbara Hollasch ( husband Ed) of Holland Twp., NJ and Carolyn Ruiz of Kingston, PA. and his nephews Joseph and Anthony, many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Edward graduated in 1970 from Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ and later worked there for several years as a guidance counselor. He graduated from Kings College, Wilkes Barre, PA in 1974 with a BA in English. He entered the seminary in 1977 and studied Theology at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN and at the Vatican in Rome where he received his Doctorate in Theology. 

Mr. Jankowski was a teacher for the Carteret School District for 12 years. Eddie was a compassionate and loving man who spent his his life helping others. He enjoyed going to concerts, especially Billy Joel and Bon Jovi. 

Funeral arrangements are private.
Age 93

Maria L. Moretti now at rest on June 26, 2014 at the age of 93 with her loving husband Gene and daughter Elaine by her side.She was the devoted wife of Gene "PoP" for 67 years and the mother of Marianna Sucher and Elaine Wittman and the proud grandmother of four grandchildren Benjamin, Mia, Hank Jr. and Mark and great grandmother to Maya Rose and Lucia Grace. Maria is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Born in Naples and raised in Pisa and Livorno, Italy. She moved to New Jersey when she married her sweetheart Gene on July 11,1947 and raised her family there.

Everything she did was for her family. She was a gentle soul, humble, kind, loyal, thoughtful and generous. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of cooking, romantic movies and books.
Maria will be forever missed by her family and friends.

Visiting hours are from 5pm-8pm on Friday (Today) June 27 at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Saturday, June 28 at the Immaculate 
Conception Church, Somerville. Entombment to follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum, Bridgewater. Memorial donations may be made in Maria's memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Foundation, 35 Mountain Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876.
Age 90
Formerly of Warren and Watchung 

Robert P. Berger Sr, 90, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday June 25, 2014.  Born in Newark,  Robert grew up in Union and served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II as an Aerial Engineer.   

He married Marianna Mueller in 1952 and they raised their family in Warren and Watchung.  After retirement they split their time between Manahawkin, NJ and Florida. While in Florida he studied Spanish, “ Asi Asi” .  

He was predeceased by his loving bride in 2000, and his son Keith  in 2005. He is survived by his son,  Robert P.  Berger Jr, his daughter-in-law, Debra , his two grandchildren, Siobhan and Lacey , and his two great-grandchildren, Raelynn and Ryleigh Germinario, EIEIO GG Pop, xoxo . 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Monday, June 30, at the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville preceded by visitation at 10am at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fl. 32256.

Age 87
Formerly of Bridgewater

Marjorie (Sferra) Long, wife of the late John Long (1987) died June 21. Mrs. Long was born in Bound Brook and resided in Bridgewater from 1974 until moving to Toms River in 1996. 

Surviving are her sons John, Kevin and Brian, her siblings Al Sferra and Jeanne Baskin and a granddaughter, Amanda.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30am on Thursday, June 26, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. 

Interment to follow at Bound Brook Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30am on Thursday morning before Mass at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville.
Age 91    

Ira F. Ost died June 19 at home. A graduate of Somerville High School, Mr. Ost resided here since 1950 and had retired from Diehl Manufacturing in 1972 after 30 years as a machinist. 

After retirement, he became as supervisor for Gow-Mac Instrument Co. for 10 years.. He enjoyed wood-working and was a member of the Fish & Game Protective Association. 

His wife May and son Bud predeceased him. Surviving are his niece and nephew, Tammy and William Wise of Flemington. 

A Graveside Service will be held 11am on Wednesday, June 25, at the New Cemetery, So. Bridge St., Somerville.  

Dr. Christopher John D'Aleo
Age 62
Bonita Springs, FL

Dr. Christopher John D'Aleo, age 62, passed away on June 11, 2014 at his home in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Dr. Christopher D'Aleo was born on December 22, 1951 in New York to Bernard and Filomena D'Aleo.   He grew up in New York, later moved to New Jersey where he lived and worked for over 30 years, and retired recently to Florida to enjoy his warm paradise and endless love for the beach.  He was also a devout Catholic who found great comfort in practicing his faith.  

Dr. Christopher D'Aleo received his B.S. degree in Biology from the City College of New York, then obtained his M.A. degree in Management from The College of New Jersey and later pursued his Ph.D. at Southwest University in the study of Environmental Sciences.   He offered his expertise in the field of toxicology to many distinguished Fortune 500 companies throughout his successful career.  Dr. C. D'Aleo also had professional associations with the Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology, the American College of Forensic Examiners (Diplomat Status), and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Dr. Christopher J. D'Aleo is survived by his parents, Bernard and Filomena D'Aleo, a brother, Bernard Jr.;  His four children, Andrea, Amanda Murphy, Christopher Jr., Elizabeth Bucknam; three grandchildren; loving friend Gerald Lee, as well as many other friends and family who will miss him dearly. Visitation from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Thursday, June 19, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Friday, June 20, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave., Somerville. Memorial donations may be made in Dr. D'Aleo's name to the American Heart Association (

Age 79
New York City, NY

Miss Marie Adele Kennedy died June 6 at Calvary Hospice in The Bronx, NY. She was born in Philadelphia and resided in Manhattan for many years. Marie retired as an Ad executive for Jack Tar Ad Agency, NY, NY. 

Surviving are her siblings Carol Dawe, Paul Kennedy and Monsignor J. Nevin Kennedy and many nieces and nephews. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am on Wednesday, June 11, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. 

Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Piscataway. Visiting will begin at 10am on Wednesday before Mass at the Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave., Somerville.

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