Record-Press February 8, 2002
Alfred Del Monaco Obituaries Joseph DeAlessandro;
WESTFIELD — Alfred "AT Del
Monaco, 69, died Dec. 31, 2002 at
years, Martha Milo Del Monaco; a
daughter Maria Publik and hus- insurance executive
JFK Medical Center in Edison. He
retired in 1982 after 30 years as a
band Joseph of Readington; a son,
Richard D. of Bridgewater; a sister, Anna Kluge Fischer, WESTFIELD — Joseph P. He received the Plus 1 award
DeAlessandro, 71, a longtime from the Professional Liability
machinist with the former Hyatt Mary Bu.scaino of .Summit; a broth-
Bearing Division of General Motors
Corp. in Clark.
er, Angelo of Westfield; and three
library and club officer executive in the insurance Underwriting Society in 1992.
industry, died Saturday at Mr. DeAlessandro was elect-
• A native of Pietra Cupa, Ituly, Mass was offered Saturday at SCOTCH PLAINS — Anna degree in early childhood edu- Rahway Hospital. ed knight commander, Order of
Mr. Del Monaco came to the United Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Kluge Fischer, 91, a longtime cation from the Newark He spent much of his career St. John, and Knight
States in 1947 and lived in Church, South Plainfield, following
officer for local clubs and the Normal School (now Kean with American International Commander, Grand Cross of
Westfield before moving to South services at McCriskin Home for Scotch Plains Public Library, University) in 1932 and was a Group, known as AIG. Mr.Honor and Merit, He was
Plainfield in 1962. Hr; served in the; Funerals in South Plainfield. died Friday at Seacrest Village member of that college's DeAlessandro was president of named Man of the Year for
Army stateside during th<; Korean Entombment was in the Hollywood in Little Egg Harbor. Alumni Council. theAIG-owned National Union 1986 by the United Jewish
War and was a member o United
f Memorial Park mausoleum, Union. She was an administrative During World War II she was Fire Insurance Co. from 1967- Appeal of Nassau County, N.Y.,
Automobile Workers Local 736 in Memorial donations may be clerk, bookkeeper and treasur- a Gray Lady with the Red87; senior vice president and and Man of the Year for 1987
Linden. sent to the American Cancer er of the Scotch Plains library Cross at Camp Kilmer, a now- director of American by UJA-Federation in New
,' • Surviving an; hi.s wife of 40 Society. until her retirement in 1983. As closed Army base in Edison, International Underwriters in York City.
president and treasurer of the and a canteen worker at the 1970; executive vice president Brandeis University hon-
Dorothy Ann Hood Scotch Plains Woman's Club, Veterans Administration hospi- and director of the American ored
Mrs. Fischer started a scholar- tal in Lyons. Home Insurance Co. in 197,3; Distinguished
WESTFIELD — Dorothy Ann Surviving are her husband, ship fund for high school Mrs. Fischer, who was born president and director of AIG Service Award in 1988 and
Becker Hood, 79, died Jan. 30, Charles It.; three sons, Charles R. seniors. The Woman's Club hon- in Brooklyn, lived in Westfield Assistance Corp.; chairman of named him to its President's
2002 at her home. She had been a HI of Brooklyn Heights, Thomas ored her as one of its 10 Women and Scotch Plains before mov- AIG Political Risk; president Council in 1990. He received
volunteer with many organiza- R. of Simsbury, Conn,, and John of the Year for 1975 and con- ing to Little Egg Harbor in and director of AIG an honorary doctorate in fine
tions in Westfield and at one time W. of Wood Dale, III.; and five ferred an award on her in 1996 1999. She graduated from the Entertainment. arts from the Culinary
was a schoolteacher. grandchildren. for 50 years of club member- high school at Holy Trinity After leaving AIG he joined Institute of America in 1999.
Mrs. Hood was born in Mass was offered Friday at St. ship. Commercial Credit Co. and was Mr. DeAlessandro was born
Chicago and had lived in Helen's Roman Catholic Church School in Westfield.
Westfield since 1960. She arrangements by Gray with Mrs. Fischer also was a pa.st- Deceased are her husband, involved in its takeover of the in Brooklyn and had lived for
received a bachelor's degree in Funeral Home. Memorial dona- president of the Past George; and three sisters, Travelers Insurance Co. tomany years in Westfield.
education from DePaul tions may be sent to the Westfield Presidents Club, Sixth District, Marie, Elizabeth and Dorothy. form the Travelers Group. For Deceased are his wife,
University. Day Care Center. New Jersey State Federation of Surviving are two sisters, the past 10 years Mr. Dorothy; and his parents, Peter
Women's Clubs. She was a past- Kathryn Donald and Harriet DeAlessandro was a partner in Charles and Lucy Rose.
Karl Goldsmith president of the Altar Kosary Smith; eight nieces and the American European Group, Surviving are a brother,
Society at St. Bartholomew the nephews; 15 grandnieces and turnaround specialists for the Frank; a sister, Barbara; a
j, Knrl K. Goldsmith, 80, died Feb. Congregation Knesseth Israel in Apostle Roman Catholic grandnephews; and four great- insurance industry; he wascompanion, Jeanette
JL 2002 while on vacation in Bound Brook and his alumni class Church. grandnicces and great-grand- president and chief executive Drapchak; a niece and two
Puerto Rico. He had been a at Cornell. A former director of Before joining the library nephews, officer of its Kentucky National nephews.
sergeant in Army intelligence dur- Temple Beth-El in Plainfield, Mr. staff Mrs. Fischer was an exec- Mass was offered Monday at Insurance Co. and Rutgers Mass was offered yesterday
ing World War II and a life insur- Goldsmith was a volunteer with utive secretary with Clyde St. Bartholomew the Apostle Casualty Insurance Co. at St. Helen's Roman Catholic
ance provider in civilian life. the Boy Scouts in Plainfield and Mollary Steamboat Lines in Church, following services at His early career was in auto- Church. Burial was in Fairview
A native of Eschwege, the Somerset Medical Center hos- Manhattan and Children's; the Rossi Funeral Home. Burial mobile and fire insurance with Cemetery with arrangements
Germany, Mr. Goldsmith came to pice in Somerville. Specialized Hospital in was in St. Gertrude Cemetery, American Insurance Co. from by the Dooloy Colonial Home-
the United States in 1939 ami Surviving are his wife, Mountainside. She earned a Colonia. 1952-60, Century Insurance Memorial donations may be
lived in Plainfield before moving Marianne; two .sons, Michael and Co. from 1960-62 and St. Paul sent to the American Diabetes
to Bedminster. He also had a home wife Linda of Montclair and Jody Insurance Co. from 1962-67. Association.
in Ithaca, N.Y. and wife Amira of Annapolis, Md.;
! He owned the Karl K. two daughters, Laurie Heitner
Goldsmith Co. in Somerville since and husband Saul of Westfield and WESTFIELD — Richard F. mother, Frances White Durett
1957 and was u life inemlx>r of the Metallic Shapiro and husband Joel Durett, 54, died Jan. 31, 2002 of Scotch Plains; a son, James
Million Dollar Koundtuhlc. The of Bound Brook; a sister, Margaret. at hi.s home. He had worked in T. at home; a sister, Nancy J., WESTFIELD — Vincent Marcantonio.
1947 alumnus of Cornell Bar llan of Bat Yam, Israel; and 11 the reinsurance field with the and a brother, Daniel J,, both of Picaro, 88, died Feb. 3, 2002 at Also surviving are his wife,
University worked for Thomas grandchildren. American International Group Scotch Plains. Trinitas Hospital in Eliznbeth. Lillian Valentine Picaro; a
Young Orchids in Middlesex and Services were held Tuesday at in Manhattan. Mass was offered Tuesday at He had been a retired clerical brother, Joseph; a sister, Mary
owned the Flower House shop in Temple Beth Israel, Scotch Plains, Mr. Durett was born in St. Helen's Roman Catholic worker and the father of Union LaBracio; and three grandchil-
Middlesex before opening the of which Mr. Goldsmith most Union County and had lived in Church, following services at County Freeholder Mary dren.
insurance agency. recently was a member. Burial
Mr. Goldsmith was a military was in Cedar Park Cemetery, Westfield since 1984. He gradu- the Higgins & Bonner Echo Ruotolo. Mass was offered Wednesday
ated from La Salic University Lake Funeral Home. Mr. Picaro was born in at St. Anthony's Roman
]>olicenuui in the wartime Army Paramus.
and later a sergeant in charge of Arrangements wore by Iliggins in 1970 Entombment was in Fairview Wilmington, Del., and lived in Catholic Church, Elizabeth, fol-
His father, Theodore, is Cemetery mausoleum. Elizabeth before moving to lowing services at Petruccelli
tin intelligence unit. After the war Home for Funerals, in Watchung. Westfield in 1995. He retired in Funeral Home in Elizabeth.
he was responsible for denazifica- Donations may be sent to the deceased. Donations may be sent to
tion efforts in Eschwege. Cornell Plantations at Cornell Surviving are his wife, Center for Hope Hospice, 176 1978 after 20 years on the civil- Burial was in Fairview
Virginia Hand Durett; his Hussa St., Linden, NJ 07036. ian payroll of the Military Cemetery.
He was a past president of University, Ithaca, NY 14850. Ocean Terminal in Bayonne. Memorial donations may be
Deceased are a brother, sent to Center for Hope
Marilyn Marshall George R. Voget Anthony; and two sisters, Hospice, 176 Hussa St., Linden,
Florence Madonia and Sally NJ 07036.
WESTFIELD — Marilyn P. Thomas H. Rue, are deceased. SCOTCH PLAINS — George Voget was a past state comman-
R. Voget, 8a, died Feb. 3, 2002 at der of the Amvets and a member
$ue Marshall, 38, died Feb. 1, Surviving are a daughter, the Piscatawuy home of hisof American Legion Post 209.
2,002 at Overlook Hospital in Shana Elizabeth; a brother, daughter, Mary Ellen Miller. Ho His wife, Dorothy Donohue
Library hosts fBriefs
Summit. She had been a recep- James A. Rue; two sisters, had beon u past-president of the Voget, died in 1996. A son, George
tionist and bookkeeper tor five Daphne Schmatz and Deborah Scotch Plains Booster Club and a L, died in 1998, youth activities
years with the Wcstfield law
Dnffrey; two nieces and throe former officer of the New York Also surviving are a son, WESTFIELD — A variety of Professional coaches
office of Jeffrey Marshall. Harbor Waterfront Commission. Michael; two daughters-in-law, children's programs will be con- offering free seminar
! A native of Pininfield, Ms. nephews. A native of Newark, he lived in Gail and Evelyn; a son-in-law,
Marshall lived in Cranford and Services were held Tuesday Scotch Pluins before moving to James Miller; and four grandchil- ducted at the Westfield Memorial WATCHUNG — The New
at Mastnpeter Funeral Home in Toms River in 1980. Library this winter. Jersey Professional Coaches
IJtridgewater before moving to dren. Twos on Twos-day, a 20-
Westfield in 1995. Roselle Park. Burial was in Mr. Voget was a policeman in Mass was offered yesterday at minute program of picture books, Association will sponsor
; Her parents, James A. and Gracelund Memorial Park, Irvington until 1953, then joined Our Lady of Fatima Roman songs and fingerplays, designed "Revolutionize Your Work/Life
ijatricia Rue, and u brother, Kenilworth. the Waterfront Commission and Catholic Church, Piscntaway, fol- for 2-year-olds and an accompa- Strategy for Today's Turbulent
retired as its assistant director in lowing services at Memorial nying adult, will be held on Times," at 1 p.m. Saturday at
1980. He served on the Scotch Funeral Home in Fanwood. Tuesdays through March 12, Borders Books.
Plains Recreation Commission. Burial was in Resurrection 10:30-10:50 a.m. "Our culture teaches us to
S OF After serving in the Army dur- Burial Park, Piscataway.
ing World War II he transferred
Pre-School 3s may attend a
Memorial donations may be 30-miiiute program on either solutions
look for the answers and get
to the Army Reserve and held the went to Community Visiting Monday afternoons 1:30-2 from Margaret Morgan Maat, work-
rank of lieutenant colonel on his Nurse Association, 586 E. Main Feb. 25 to March 25 or Thursday shop presenter, Westfield resi-
retirement from the military. Mr. St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. dent and author
mornings, 10:30-11 from Feb. 28 the Rhythms of of Listening to
the Soul. "We
to March 28.
get much better answers and
Tripodi doesn't veto Four's and Pre-K 5's will meet
on Wednesday mornings, 10:30- more satisfying results when
11, Feb. 27-March 27, or Tuesday we ask powerful questions.
afternoons, 1:30-2, Feb. 26-March The workshop will include
grant for school cop 26. coaching demonstrations and
All children in kindergarten the opportunity to register for a
and up are invited to the library complimentary, personal 30-
KENILWORTH — Mayor ers hnd enough votes to override to join in the fun at the After minute coaching session.
Michael Tripodi chose not toa veto. School Activities Program. The
Evangel Baptist 1 M l VltlW 4 111 IU II veto the Borough Council's Tripodi said, however, that he one-hour program meets on
acceptance of the School would use a veto later this year selected Thursdays 3:45-4:45 Black History
1 i> s u n n i. >^i. Resource Officer grant, meaning in a similar situation. He called p.m. and includes stories, crafts, event in Westfield
Church (Temporary Loculinn)
331) Ceninil Aviv
the borough will begin partici- for a hiring freeze in his mayoral videos and refreshments, all cele-
pating in the program Inter this address, citing budget con- brating a special theme or event.
242 Shunpike Ril. Springfield N e w PiovidciKV, N J . year. History Month will go on center
straints. Dates for the program are: Feb.
973-379-4351 u ^<HI8.273-3245 i( Tripodi, who has said he sup- A request for new personnel 14. March 21, April 25 and May stage at Westfield High School
hM) am - Sunday School "Hlr weli-ome people of nil ports the idea of n police officer could come later this year from 23. with a celebration of Afro-
[(Y.M) am - Sunday Worship Affectional Orientations" in the schools, had threatened a Fire Chief Lewis Giordino. No pre-registration is neces- American heritage and the hon-
5:30 pm - Sunday AWANA Re\, \.itk-.Mi Sinilhein. Mm veto because the borough will Giordino told the council late sary. Sign in at the Children's oring of two past high school
(v(X)pm • Sunday I've. Service Ki-v. I'un.l \\,,M. Mm.. Mm. Rel IM incur some salary and benefits last year his volunteer squad Desk the day of the program. graduates George Withers and
MlUlk-11 Mill's, MIISIL- Mill'lli'l costs from the program over at has trouble staffing the depart- Children must have a valid Tiffany Basna.
7:13 pm Weil. Prayer Mcelinj! least the next four years. He ment during the day, and said he Westfield Library card and be the The event will also feature
,; Suntljiy S i T \ l m & Kd. Kdiiiuliiin
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' riusM-s 111 ii.in. • KtlliiMshij) 11 ii.in. chose not to veto it, he said, in would be back in 2002 with a appropriate age. Sessions start student performances, poetry
part because program support- specific proposal. promptly and no children will be reading, and a market place for
HOLY CROSS Trinity Pentecostal admitted after the session various vendors. There will also
LUTHERAN CHURCH Holiness Fellowship begins. Group size is limited, be a guest choir from
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