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                                        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.
                                      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-
                                      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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