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PAGE 34 — THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2008 LOCALSOURCE.COM UNION COUNTY LOCALSOURCE OBITUARIES OBITUARY LIST (Continued from Page 33) Born in Manhattan, Mrs. The Dooley Funeral Home, The Sullivan Funeral Home, Knickerbocker lived in Cranford Cranford, handled the arrange- ALIBERTI — Maria, formerly of Summit; June 20. Roselle, handled the arrangements. for the last 50 years. She retired ments. ANTONUCCI — Barbara J., of Roselle Park; June 24. from Kean University, Union, ASHFIELD — Gerald, of Cranford; June 23. Anna Kata where she was a secretary. Mrs. Harold Mayner Jr. BROWN — Jean M., of Summit; June 24. Knickerbocker was a member of Harold Ben Mayner Jr., 48, of BURKE — Virginia, of Kenilworth; June 24. Anna Kata, 85, of Union died the Cranford Historical Society Roselle an award-winning photog- DAWYDIAK — Walter Sr., of Kenilworth; June 24. June 27 at home. and the Cranford Democratic rapher, died June 22 in Princeton. DUENNBLER — Jean, of Roselle; June 22. Born in Poland, Mrs. Kata Club, where she was instrumental Mr. Mayner graduated from GALLIGAN — Mary J., of Cranford; June 28. moved to Union 30 years ago. She in the election of the first female Abraham Clark High School, HAWLEY— Dorothy B., of Roselle; June 24. was a longtime parishioner of St. mayor, Barbara Brand. Roselle, in 1978. He attended HERKALO —Alice, of Linden; June 23. Michael's Church, Union. Surviving are her husband of 20 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Uni- KAFKA—Mary A,; of Linden; June 26. Surviving are a son, Adam; two years, Gilbert Gamsu; two daugh- versity, Daytona Beach, Fla., KATA — Anna, of Union; June 27. daughters, Alicia Zurawel and ters, Cynthia Layman Philipone Union County College in Cranford KENNELLY — Daniel P., of Mountainside; June 26. Anna Arce; six grandchildren and and Lisa Gamsu; a son, Evan and DeVry University, New KNICKERBOCKER — Renfra, of Cranford; June 22. four great-grandchildren. Gamsu; two grandchildren and Brunswick. Mr. Mayner was an KOLTENUK — Anne, of Union; June 22. The Bradley Haeberle & Barth two great-grandchildren. award-winning photographer as a KOMAR — Msgr. Michael A.; of Linden; June 24. Funeral Home, Union, handled the The Gray Memorial Funeral teenager, and his work, in recent KOONCE — Washington, of Linden; June 21. arrangements. Home, Cranford, handled the years, was featured at the Newark LUNNEY — Ellen, of Roselle Park; June 27. arrangements. Museum. In the late 1960s, he and MALONEY— William B. Sr., formerly of Rahway; June 28. Walter Dawydiak Sr. Bob Sumner, who later went on to M ART1S — Angelina, of Linden; June 24. Walter Dawydiak Sr., 83, of MAYNER — Harold Ben Jr., of Roselle; June 22. Kenilworth, died June 24 at home. Msgr. Michael Komar produce Def Comedy Jam, found- McGRATH — Mary A., formerly of Summit; June 28. Msgr. Michael A. Komar, ed 9th Avenue Management, Born in Ukraine, Mr. Dawydiak through which they managed the MELEKY — Edward P., of Linden; June 20. lived in Kenilworth for the past 27 retired pastor of Holy Family O'BRIEN — Eleanor, of Cranford; June 28. Church, Linden, died on June 24. early career of actor-comedian Bill years. He retired 18 years ago from Bellamy, For several years in the PETERSON — Elizabeth Traub, of Roselle Park; June 22. American Products, Union, where Bom in Rockaway, N.Y., Msgr. RAGONESE — Gerald Sr., of Springfield; June 22. Komar graduated from Seton Hall 1980s, Mr. Mayner and Sumner he had worked for 30 years. produced the popular "New York ROSENFELD — Bessie, 95, of Summit; June 23. Surviving are his wife, Maria; •University, South Orange, where SALKINS-—WinnA., of Clark; June 25. he received a bachelor of arts Comedy Night" at the Peppermint four daughters, Daria Kovacs, Lounge and Club 88 in East SANGERVASIO — Vincenza L., of Kenilworth; June 26. degree in theology. He also gradu- SATZ — Ira J., of Roselle Park; June 22. Olga Miiazzo, Irene and Christine Orange, that featured comedians ated from Immaculate Conception SCHERRBAUM — J. William, of Cranford; June 11. Dawydiak; a son, Walter Jr., and such as SteVe Harvey and Cedric Seminary, Darlington, in 1936 and SILVER — Martin L., of Rahway; June 25. eight grandchildren. The Union the Entertainer. He later worked as was ordained to the Roman SWICK —Mary Ann,, of Linden; June 25. Funeral Home, Lytwyn & Lytwyn, a manager at Vittoroz Corp., Jersey Catholic priesthood on June 6, WALL — Sarah £,, of Linden; June 23. Union, handled the arrangements. City, and as a limousine driver for 1936 and was appointed a monsi- WARD-STEBBINS — Kathy J., of Hillside; June 24. gnor in 1971. Dav-el in Linden. YANNI — Carmela L., of Hillside; June 25. Daniel Kennelly Msgr. Komar served at St. Surviving are his mother, Harri- Daniel P. Kennelly, 80, of Stephen's Church, Newark, St. et Anderson Mayner, and a sister, Mountainside died June 26 in Run- John Nepomucene, Guttenberg, the Rev. Kim Mayner. Editor's note: Not all of the names included in this listing will nells Specialized Hospital of Christ the King and Assumption appear as full-length obituaries. Union County. churches in Jersey City, St. Edward Meleky Born in Jersey City, Mr. Ken- Joseph's Church, Elizabeth, and nelly lived in Summit before mov- finally, Holy Family Church, Lin- Edward P. Meleky, 93, of Lin- Hilla Murphy; 20 grandchildren Gladys Ryan den died June 20 at home. and 18 great-grandchildren. Gladys G. Ryan, 92, of Roselle ing to Mountainside 46 years ago. den. He became pastor emeritus of Born in New York City, Mr. The Dooley Funeral Home, He was a World War II Army vet- Holy family Church in 1985, when Park died June 17 in Robert Wood Meleky moved to Linden in 1932. Cranford, handled the arrange- Johnson University Hospital at eran and a member of the Team- he retired after 31 years as an He was the co-owner of Amal ments. sters Union. Mr. Kennelly drove administrator and pastor of the Rahway. Manufacturing Corp., Brooklyn, Bom in Kenilworth, Mrs. Ryan for Finast Supermarkets for 25 parish. Msgr. Komar was the old- years and Shop Rite for 10 years est priest in the Newark Archdio- manufacturers of music boxes for Elizabeth Peterson lived in Roselle Park for 30 years. many years before retiring in 1974. Elizabeth Traub Peterson, 97, She was the co-owner of Ryan's before retiring at the age of 72. cese. The Werson Funeral Home, Mr. Meleky was a communicant of Linden, handled the arrangements. of Roselle Park died on June 22. Park Liquors, Roselle Park, for Surviving are his wife of 55 St. Elizabeth Church, Linden, and Mrs. Peterson was president of more than 20 years and retired 30 years, Helene; a daughter, Diane a member of its Holy Name Soci- Peterson Real Estate Association. years ago. Surviving are a son, Kennelly; two sons, David Jr. and ety. He also was a member of the Robert, and five grandchildren. William MaSoney Sr. Retired Men's Club of Linden. Surviving is a daughter, Janis Dennis J. Jr.; a sister, Eleanor William B. Maloney Sr., for- Peterson. The Chadwick and McCracken, and two grandchil- The Bradley, Smith & Smith merly of Rahway, died June 28 in McKinney Funeral Home, Ard- dren. The McCracken Funeral Funeral Home, Springfield, han- dled the arrangements. Robert Wood Johnson University Eleanor O'Brien more, handled the arrangements. Home, Union, handled the Hospital at Rahway. Eleanor O'Donnell O'Brien, arrangements. Anne Koltenuk Mr. Maloney was employed by 90, of Cranford died June 28 in Gerald Ragonese Sr. Anne Koltenuk, 96, of Union the New Jersey National Guard for Peggy Coloney's House, a hospice Gerald "Jerry" Ragonese Sr., Winn Salkins died June 22 in Overlook Hospital, 40 years. He received many com- facility in Scotch Plains. 80, of Springfield died June 22 in Winn Allan "Guy" Salkins, 62, Summit. mendations throughout his Armed Born in Bayonne, Mrs. O'Brien the Manor Care, Mountainside. of Clark died June 25 in Robert Born in Roselle, Mrs. Koltenuk Forces service, including the lived in Cranford. She was a com- Bom in Newark, Mr. Ragonese Wood Johnson University Hospital lived in Newark and Irvington Bronze Star during World War II. municant of St. Michael's Church, lived in Springfield for more than at Rahway. Born in Newark, Mr. before moving to Union 20 years Mr. Maloney also participated in Cranford, and a member of the 40 years. Salkins lived in Rahway before ago. She was a member of the D-Day. He was a past president of Rosary Society. Mrs. O'Brien also He was the co-owner of Patsy moving to Clark 20 years ago. He Union/Hillside chapter of Hadas- the 117th Calvary Association and was a member of the Village Ragonese and Sons, Newark, for served as a sergeant in the Air a member of the 102nd Essex Improvement Association, Cran- more than 60 years. Mr. Ragonese Force and was employed as a sah and Temple Israel of Union. Troop Association, the VFW Post ford, and was known primarily for was a sergeant in the Army during salesman for Reno's Appliance, Surviving are a son, Martin; a 7363 of Clark and Post 164 of her fundraising efforts for the World War II. Fairfield, for six years. Mr. Salkins daughter, Gilda Karp; a brother, Hackettstown. Mr. Maloney was a club's scholarships for nurses. She He was a member of the was a master mason of the Loyally Irving Brichke; two grandchildren life member of the American was a volunteer for support for the Knights of Columbus, Springfield, Lodge No. 33 and a former coach and a great-grandchild. Legion Post 328 of Clark and a Center for Hope Hospice in its and an usher at St. James Church, for the Clark Little League. The Menorah Chapels at Mill- member o f the NRA and the early stage. Surviving are .four Springfield. Surviving are his wife of 20 burn in Union handled the arrange- Knights of Columbus in Spring- daughters, Maureen O'Brien, Judy Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Susan; four sons, Christo- ments. field. Bassett, Janet Zondag and Carol years, Angela; a son, Gerald Jr.; pher and Jason Lechner and Brad Renfra Knickerbocker Surviving are three sons, Turner; two sons, Edward and two daughters, Rosemary Gold- and Todd Salkins; a sister, Janet Renfra Knickerbocker, 82, of William "Barry" Maloney Jr., Robert O'Donnell; a stepdaughter, berg and Valerie Strotmeyer; a Berglund, and three grandchildren. Cranford died June 22 in the Cran- Bruce and Kevin; a sister, June Diane O'Brien; three stepsons, brother, Patsy; two sisters, Cather- The Walter T. Johnson Funeral ford Health and Extended. Care in Belzer; six grandchildren and a Kevin, Brian and Gilbert; two sis- ine Berero and Helen Corsi, and Home, Clark, handled the arrange- Cranford, great-grandchild. ters, Mary Bulger and Kathleen five grandchildren. ments.
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