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  • Gerda W. Hollingsworth Obituary Photo
    Gerda W. Hollingsworth, 93 Cranford, New Jersey

    May 12, 1925 - August 7, 2018

    Gerda W. Hollingsworth, (nee Opfer) passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 with family and friends by her side. Born on May 12, 1925, to parents Wilhelm & Emilie Opfer (Koch). She was the beloved wife to the late...


  • Mark William Petrilla Obituary Photo
    Mark William Petrilla, 66 Cranford, New Jersey

    May 29, 1952 - August 3, 2018

    Mark William Petrilla, 66, of Cranford, NJ, passed away, Friday, August 4, 2018, surrounded by family. Mark was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ where he graduated in 1971 from Thomas Edison Voc-Tech High School. ...


  • Constantina "Tina" Orellana Obituary Photo
    Constantina "Tina" Orellana, 84 Elizabeth, New Jersey

    October 28, 1933 - July 16, 2018

    Tina Orellana was born in Manhattan, New York, moving to Elizabeth New Jersey where she lived most of her life. She was a career accountant working in the New York City construction industry. She leaves behind a son,...


  • Walter H. Ditzel, Jr. Obituary Photo
    Walter H. Ditzel, Jr., 98 Cranford, New Jersey

    January 6, 1920 - July 10, 2018

    Walter Ditzel, Jr. Walter Ditzel, Jr., long time resident of Cranford, NJ, passed away on July 10, 2018 at 98 years of age. Walter served his country in the Army's 811th Tank Destroying Unit during World War II. ...


  • John R. "Jack" Coogan Obituary Photo
    John R. "Jack" Coogan, 86 Cranford and Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey

    October 24, 1931 - July 8, 2018

    John R. "Jack"Coogan Sr., 86, of Cranford and Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the wake at Gray Memorial...


  • Inez V. Iwanyshyn Obituary Photo
    Inez V. Iwanyshyn, 96 Mountainside, and Cranford, New Jersey

    September 29, 1921 - July 1, 2018

    Inez V. Iwanyshyn, 96, of Mountainside, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Center for Hope Hospice, Peggy's House in Scotch Plains, surrounded by her family. She was born September 29, 1921 to parents Ingeborg ...


  • Edith L. Gallagher Obituary Photo
    Edith L. Gallagher, 85 Seaside Park, New Jersey

    May 23, 1933 - June 30, 2018

    Edith L. Gallagher (Giesler), 85 of Seaside Park, NJ passed away on June 30, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Edith was born in Elizabeth, NJ and raised in Roselle, NJ where she graduated from Abraham ...


  • Margaret Hamilton Di Lollo Obituary Photo
    Margaret Hamilton Di Lollo, 87 Elizabeth, New Jersey

    October 26, 1930 - June 28, 2018

    Margaret Hamilton "Peg" DiLollo, 87, of Elizabeth, died Thursday June 28, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Peg's Life Celebration will be from 2-4 and 7-9PM Sunday July 1st, at Gray Memorial...


  • Barbara S. O'Desky Obituary Photo
    Barbara S. O'Desky, 76 Bridgewater, New Jersey

    February 22, 1942 - June 27, 2018

    BARBARA S. JEWETT O'DESKY Barbara S. O'Desky of Bridgewater, and wife of the late Sheldon O'Desky, passed away on June 27, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. O'Desky was also predeceased by her former husbands...


  • Lidia Orellana Obituary Photo
    Lidia Orellana, 90 Berkley Heights, New Jersey

    August 7, 1927 - June 9, 2018

    .With a happy heart, and an always-ready laugh on hand, Lidia Orellana lived a life filled with humor. She could make you smile with a subtle line, a well-timed look, or a simple gesture that kept you on your toes and...


  • Robert C. Bresenhan, Sr. Obituary Photo
    Robert C. Bresenhan, Sr., 83 Cranford, New Jersey

    January 10, 1935 - May 13, 2018

    Robert C. Bresenhan Sr. Cranford resident, loving husband, father and grandfather Robert C. Bresenhan Sr., 83, of Cranford, NJ and Charleston SC, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, May...


  • Constance "Connie" Arthur Obituary Photo
    Constance "Connie" Arthur, 100 Westfield, New Jersey

    September 4, 1917 - April 13, 2018

    Constance Evelyn Davis, affectionately known to friends and family as "Connie", was a resident of Westfield, NJ, and joined the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the young age of 100 years. Constance was born in Quincy...


  • Louise M. Engstrom Obituary Photo
    Louise M. Engstrom, 92 Cranford, New Jersey

    February 22, 1926 - April 4, 2018

    Louise M. Engstrom Louise M. Engstrom, 92, of Cranford passed away peacefully at home April 4, 2018 surrounded by family. Born Feb 22 in Elizabeth to Frank & Louise Buettner, she was a graduate of Battin High &...


  • Emily M. Lepanto Obituary Photo
    Emily M. Lepanto, 87 Cranford, New Jersey

    May 30, 1930 - April 1, 2018

    Emily M. Lepanto age 87 passed away on Sunday April, 1, 2018 at the J.F.K. Medical Center in Edison, NJ. Born in the Ontario Province of Canada, she lived in Cranford most of her life. She married Michael Lepanto in...


  • Kevin David Skwarski Obituary Photo
    Kevin David Skwarski, 27 California, and Cranford, New Jersey

    April 27, 1990 - March 30, 2018

    Kevin David Skwarski, age 27, passed away on Friday March 30, 2018 in Panorama City California. Born in Rahway, New Jersey, he grew up in Cranford before moving to Panorama City California two years ago. He was a...


  • Rolf Alan Erickson, 64 Cranford, New Jersey

    August 5, 1953 - March 23, 2018

    Rolf Alan Erickson, 64, of Cranford, died suddenly at his residence on Friday March 23, 2018. Born in Newark, NJ, he was a 1971 graduate of Cranford High School. Rolf worked for the Picut Manufacturing Company, in...


  • Grace R. Eisner Obituary Photo
    Grace R. Eisner, 103 Whiting and Cranford, New Jersey

    November 13, 1914 - March 18, 2018

    Grace R. Eisner age 103 passed away on Sunday March 18, 2018 at her residence in Whiting, NJ. Born November 13, 1914 in Jersey City, NJ, she lived in Cranford and Westfield before moving to Whiting a little over a...


  • Valerie A. Rothlein Obituary Photo
    Valerie A. Rothlein, 80 Basking Ridge, New Jersey

    May 19, 1937 - March 11, 2018

    Valerie A. Rothlein, 80 Born May 19, 1937 to Russell I. Rothlein and Alice Hornich in Asbury Park, NJ. Valerie graduated from Irvington High School, Allegheny College (B.A.) and Monmouth College (M.A.). She worked...


  • Richard Lee  Tomlinson, ll Obituary Photo
    Richard Lee Tomlinson, ll, 50 Bridgewater, New Jersey

    March 7, 1968 - March 7, 2018

    Richard Lee Tomlinson ll, age 50, entered into eternal rest on March 7, 2018. Born in Rahway, NJ, he grew up in Cranford before moving to Bridgewater. Richard was employed as a Senior MRI Technician at Associated...


  • Linda C. Bristow Obituary Photo
    Linda C. Bristow, 69 Cranford, New Jersey

    May 31, 1948 - February 26, 2018

    Linda C. Bristow died on February 26, 2018 at the age of 69 at home, where she wanted to be. She was under hospice care having fought brain cancer for more than 12 years. Linda is survived by her husband of almost 25...


  • John J. Buraczynski Obituary Photo
    John J. Buraczynski, 72 Cranford, New Jersey

    May 11, 1945 - February 21, 2018

    John J. Buracynski died on February 21, 2018 in at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Doris, son, Stephen, daughter-in-law, Lisa, daughter, Stacey, son-in-law, Michael, and 5 grandsons, Ryan, Dylan, Brandon,...


  • H. Guenther Haerle Obituary Photo
    H. Guenther Haerle, 85 Cranford, New Jersey

    January 13, 1933 - January 24, 2018

    H. Guenther Haerle Guenther Haerle passed away comfortably with his family on Wednesday, January 24th. Guenther was born on January 13th, 1933 in Union, NJ to two immigrant parents from Germany. His father, Oscar...


  • Judith M. Byrne Obituary Photo
    Judith M. Byrne, 60 Cranford

    August 3, 1957 - January 23, 2018

    Judith (Judi) Byrne (nee Reutzel) passed away at home, while under hospice care, on Tuesday, January 23rd,2018 after having been diagnosed with leukemia just three weeks prior. A long time resident of Jersey City,...


  • Dorothy Ballard Hughes Obituary Photo
    Dorothy Ballard Hughes, 94 Union, and Cranford, New Jersey

    December 9, 1923 - January 23, 2018

    Dorothy Ruth Ballard Hughes, 94, of Union, NJ, formerly of Cranford, died peacefully at her residence on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Born in Wisconsin December 9, 1923, To the late: Alan G. Ballard Sr. and Irma...


  • William G. Koellner Obituary Photo
    William G. Koellner, 90 Cranford, New Jersey

    March 2, 1927 - January 21, 2018

    It is with great sadness that the family of William G. Koellner, "Bill", announces his passing on Sunday January 21 2018, at the age of 90. He died peacefully following complications from heart disease. Bill was Born...