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Page 10 Thursday, March 2, 2000 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

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Frank Schiazza, 60, Project Director; Lead AntiSubstance Abuse Efforts

Dewey B. Cotone, 94, Had Owned Pizzeria in Westfield for 20 Years

Melvin J. Hazell, 52

Melvin J. Hazell, 52, a lifelong resident of Perth Amboy, died on Wednesday, February 23, at home.

Mr. Hazell had been employed by Pathmark of Woodbridge as a houseman for 23 years before his

retirement. He attended Middlesex County Collegein EdisonandVirginiaUnion University in Richmond, Va.

He was a member of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Perth Amboy and a ber of Teamsters Local No. 863.

He was predeceased by his ents, Herman and Muriel Hazell, and a brother, George M. Hazell.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Verna Hazell;threedaughters,Vonnie Hazell, Melanie Hazell and Jessica Hazell, all of Perth Amboy, and two brothers, Herman A. Hazell of Perth Amboy and Larry M. Hazell of Scotch Plains.

Services were held on Saturday, February 26, from St. James Church. Interment took place at Alpine etery in Perth Amboy.

Arrangements were handled by the JamesFuneral HomeinPerthAmboy.

March 2, 2000

C. Steinbrenner, 77, Veteran; Retired CibaGeigy Insulator

Patricia Ray, 62, Activity Director At Ashbrook Nursing Center

Joseph Mayer, 93

Joseph Mayer, 93, of Whiting in Manchester, died on Friday, ary 25, at home.

Born in Garwood, he had lived there before moving to Whiting 25 years ago.

Mr. Mayer had owned and worked at his family’s grocery store, John Mayer & Sons Grocer in Garwood, before retiring in 1971.

Hewasacommunicant beth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Whiting and a member of the Crestwood Village 4 Residents Club.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Catherine Barclay Mayer; a son,

Mayer of Millville; three daughters, Marilyn Keller of Fanwood, Monica Shaw of Basking Ridge, Bernards Township, and

Alfonse of Point Pleasant Beach; four grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a. m. this Saturday, March 4, at the All Saints Chapel at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Whiting. vate interment will be at Fairview

in Westfield. DeGraff Cremation Services in Lakehurst is in charge of the ments.

March 2, 2000

Fred K. Hoyer, 88, Was Pipe Fitter At Bayway Refinery for 42 Years

Jeffrey Curtis, 50

Jeffrey Curtis,50,ofMountainside Cemdied on Friday, February 25, in look Hospital in Summit.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Tennessee before moving to Mountainside.

Mr. Curtis served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Surviving are a daughter, Sara Curtis; his mother, Lucille Curtis, and a sister, Lynn Schenk.

Services were held on Tuesday, February 29, in the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield.

March 2, 2000

– Obituaries –

Frank L. Schiazza, 60, of Fanwood died on Tuesday, February 22, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in Brooklyn, he resided there beforemoving toFanwoodnineyears ago.

Mr. Schiazza was Project Director at Grand Central Partnership in New York City.

He was previously employed as a SalesAssociate with McLean Truck ing in Brooklyn and was the former

owner of R& D Surveys, Inc., also in Brooklyn.

Mr. Schiazza additionally orches trated antisubstance abuse commu nity action groups in Brooklyn dur ing the 1980s, which gained national attention.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Vitale Schiazza; four sons, Frank Schiazza, Christopher Schiazza, Brian Schiazza and Patrick Schiazza; a daughter, Laura Lover; a brother, Robert Schiazza; three sisters, Marie Vance, Teresa Chiusano and Genevieve Maceda, and 10 Februchildren.

The funeral was from the rial Funeral Home, 155 South enueinFanwood, followedbyaMass at St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Memorial contributions may be ofSt.Elizamade to The Arthritis Foundation,

200 MiddlesexAvenue,Iselin,08830, or Helping Hands and Hearts, 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, 07090.

March 2, 2000

Dewey B. Cotone, 94, of Lebanon died on Tuesday, February 22, in the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington.

Born in Westfield, Mr. Cotone had lived in Port Richey, Fla. for 27 years before moving to Lebanon in 1997.

Mr. Cotone had owned Dewey’s Pizzeria in Westfield for 20 years before retiring in 1971. grandHe was a past member of the

Westfield Civic Association. MemoHe was predeceased by his wife,

AvVerna Cotone.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Ann Jensen of Lebanon; two sisters, Yolanda Ziener and Flora Cotone, both of Westfield; two grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday, February 26, in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Burial took place at Fairview Cemetery in

Westfield. Arrangements were handled by the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, care of Dr. Brian Quinn, 1100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, 08822.

March 2, 2000

Patricia Ray, 62, of Scotch Plains died on Friday, February 25, in Uni versity Hospital in Newark.

Born in Newark, she had lived in Colonia before moving to Scotch Plains 20 years ago.

Mrs. Ray was an activity director at the Ashbrook Nursing and Reha bilitation Center in Scotch Plains for 10 years.

Surviving areherhusband,Charles Ray; a son, Peter Bennett, 3rd; three daughters, Teresa Zakszewski, Su san Decker and Cheryl Bellomo; three brothers, Thomas Maloney,

Dennis Maloney and Robert Maloney; a sister, Maureen Caruso, and 14 grandchildren.

A Mass was offered on Monday, February 28, in St. John Vianney Church in Colonia, following the funeral from the Gosselin Funeral Homein Edison.Intermenttookplace in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.

March 2, 2000

Fred K. Hoyer, 88, of Port Char lotte, Fla. died on Thursday, Febru ary 24, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Port Charlotte.

Born in Weehawken, he had lived in Westfield for more than 60 years be fore moving to Florida 22 years ago.

Mr. Hoyer had been a pipe fitter with the Bayway refinery of the PriExxon Corporation in Linden for 42

years, retiring in 1972. He was predeceased by a brother, VictorR.Hoyer, andasister,Gertrude arrangeRaffterrey.

Surviving areadaughter,MarBeth Walker of Scotch Plains; a brother,

Woodrow Wilson Hoyer of Lincoln, Neb., and two grandchildren.

Services were held yesterday, Wednesday, March 1, in the Memo rial Funeral Home, 155 South Av enue in Fanwood.

March 2, 2000

Henry, 95

Wilhelmina R. Henry, 95, of Union died on Tuesday, February 22, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in NewYork, she had lived in Union and Mountainside before turning to Union 10 years ago.

Mrs. Henry had been a cafeteria worker for the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark for 22 years

retiring 33 years ago. She was a member of the Five Points Senior Citizens and the side Historical Society.

Graveside services were held on Friday, February 25, in Hollywood

Park in Union. Arrangements were handled by the Haeberle & Barth Colonial Home in Union.

March 2, 2000

Richard F. Weber, 76

Richard F. Weber, Sr., 76, of Lake died on Tuesday, February 22, at the Lakeview Nursing Center in Lakewood.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Clark for 40 years before moving to Lakewood 10 years ago.

Mr. Weber had been a machinist for Magnus Tool and Die Company in Mountainside for 49 years before retiring 10 years ago.

He was a United States Navy eran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 328 in Clark.

Mr. Weber was also a member of the Brick Elks Lodge No. 2151.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Thomas Weber; three sons, Richard Weber, Jr. and James Weber, both of Clark, andThomasWeber of Bangor, Pa., and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held last Thursday, February 24, at the Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home in Clark.

March 2, 2000

Lois J. MacNeil, 57, Registered Nurse At Muhlenberg and Deborah Center

J. MacNeil, 57, of Leisure Knoll in Manchester Township died on Sunday, February 20, at the Manchester Manor Nursing Home in Lakehurst.

Born in Newark, she had lived in Westfield beforemovingtoManches vetter

in 1979. Miss MacNeil was a registered nurse at Muhlenberg Regional Medi cal Center in Plainfield; the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, Pemberton, and the CommuFred nity Medical Center in Toms River.

She was a member of the PresbyWas terian Church of Lakehurst and of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Miss MacNeil was a graduate of AldersonBroaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.

Surviving are two brothers, glas M. MacNeil of Allentown, Pa. and Donald A. MacNeil of

Millington. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11, at the Lakehurst Presbyterian Church. Cre mation will be private.

Arrangements are under the direc tion of the Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home in Manchester Town ship.

March 2, 2000

Fred C. Steinbrenner, 77, of Normandy Beach died on Wednes day, February 23, at home.

Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Fanwood before moving to

DouNormandy Beach 23 years ago.

Mr. Steinbrenner had been em ployed for 25 years as an insulator

for the Asbestos Workers Union Lo cal No. 12 in Long Island until 1977. He subsequently worked in the same capacity for Ciba Giegy in Toms River for 10 years before retiring in 1987.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Normandy Beach.

He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Dorothy McLaughlin; a daughter, Donna Shirokmann of Rahway; a sister, Helen Oriole of Bayonne, and three grandchildren.

A Mass was celebrated on day, February 26, at Our Lady of Church. Interment took place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Toms River.

Arrangements were under the rection of the Weatherhead Young Funeral Home in Brick.

Memorial donations may be made to the Meridian Hospice Program of Ocean County.

March 2, 2000

Barbara Liberman

Barbara Ellen Liberman of Scotch Plains died on Friday, February 25, at home.

Born in Brooklyn, she had lived in Rahway before relocating to Scotch Plains 14 years ago.

Mrs.Liberman wastheofficemanwood ager for her daughter, Dr. Elisa Zinberg, in New York City for many years.

She was predeceased by two hus bands, Melvin Liberman and Gerald Zinberg.

Surviving,in additiontoherdaugh ter, are two sons, Scott Zinberg and Jay Zinberg; a stepdaughter, Patti Liberman, and six grandchildren.

Services were held on Sunday, February 27, in the Menorah Chap els at Millburn in Union.

March 2, 2000

Claudia J. Rebuth, Former Teacher; Legal Assistant at Scotch Plains Firm

Almeta Hurtt, 76

Almeta Boykin Hurtt, 76, of Westfield died on Thursday, Febru ary 3, at home.

Born and raised in Scotch Plains, she was the eldest of eight children of the late Deacon and Deaconess

and Lillian Boykin. She was educated through the Scotch Plains publicschool systemandmovedwith her family to Westfield in 1963.

Mrs. Hurtt worked for many years with children and senior citizens at the Westfield Community Center before her retirement.

was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Scotch Plains and of its Floral Club, where she served as President and held various other offices for several years.

She was predeceased by her husWilliam band, Raymond E. Hurtt, Sr., whom she married in 1941; two sons, Raymond E. “Herkey” Hurtt, Jr. and Keith E. Hurtt; her brother, BenKathleen jamin Boykin; two sisters, Edith Nettingham and Marie Nettingham, and a grandson.

Surviving are a daughter, Gladys “Bunny” Chambliss of Green Brook; Overa son, Petty Officer Kevin T. Hurtt of

Westfield; four sisters, Louise Briggs of Roselle, Marion Steward of ElizaCemetery beth, Priscilla Bullock of Scotch Plains and Edwina Davis of Plainfield; 11 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Monday, February 7, at St. John’s Baptist Church. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Arrangements were under the diLois rection of the Nesbitt Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

March 2, 2000

Adeline B. Springer, 84

Adeline B. Springer, 84, of Mountainside died on Monday, FebEdward wareruary 28, at the Westfield Center,

Genesis ElderCare Network in Westfield.

Born in Lyndhurst, she had lived in Woodbridge before moving to Mountainside in 1993.

Mrs. Springer was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husShe memband, Edward Springer.

parSurviving are a daughter, Joan

Nemick of Mountainside; two sons, Edward G. Springer of Coopersburg, Pa., and Ernest Springer of Martinsville; seven grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Privatearrangementswerehandled by the Funeral Service of New Jersey in Hillside.

March 2, 2000

Robert O’Connor, 80, Decorated Veteran; Former Owner of Local Roofing Company

Claudia J. Rebuth of Scotch Plains died on Friday, February 25, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Cen ter in Plainfield.

Born in Scranton, Pa., she had lived in Chinchilla, Pa., before mov ing to Scotch Plains 30 years ago.

Mrs. Rebuth was a legal assistant for10years withLeib,Kraus,Grispin & Roth, a law firm in Scotch Plains.

Before that, she had been a fifth grade teacher in the Wharton and Mendham school systems.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1965 from Bloomsburg

Universityin Pennsylvaniaandapara legalcertificate in1989fromFairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford.

Mrs. Rebuth was a member of the College Club of FanwoodScotch Plains.

Surviving areherhusband,Michael J. Rebuth; two daughters, Justine P. Kennedy and Amanda J. Rebuth; a son, Michael A. Rebuth; her mother, Ruth Smith; three sisters, Carole Granville,Carol AnnSaarandConnie Leavesley; two brothers, William Smith and Craig Smith, and three grandchildren.

A Mass was offered on Monday, February 28, in St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, following the funeral from the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains.

March 2, 2000

Robert H. O’Connor, 80, of Fanwood died on Sunday, February 27, at home.

Born in Easton, Pa., he had lived in North Arlington before moving to Fanwood 46 years ago.

Mr. O’Connor had been a roofing estimator with Regal Roofing ComPeace pany in Norwood before retiring last year. Earlier, he had owned the O’Connor Roofing Company in diFanwood.

He served in the United States Army during World War II as a First Lieutenant and was the recipient of a Bronze Star and a Silver Star.

He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman

Church in Scotch Plains and a member of Martin Wallberg American Legion Post No. 3 of Westfield. reSurviving are his wife, Margaret

MacKenzie O’Connor; two ters, Sharon O’ Connor of Basking Ridge and Carol Fairweather of Hopkinton, Mass.;abrother,Leonard O’Connor of Phillipsburg, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held day, Thursday, March 2 at 11 a. m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood. tion will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial dona tions may be made to the Center for

Hospice, 187 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, 07041.

March 2, 2000

Edmund F. Tietz, 76

Edmund F. Tietz, 76, of Westfield diedonMonday, February28,athome.

Born in Kiel, Germany, he had lived in New York City for most of his life before moving to Westfield in 1995.

Mr. Tietz had been an electrical maintenance employee for the New York Transit Authority in New York City for 42 years before retiring in 1995.

He was a member of Atlas daughPythagoras Masonic Lodge 10 in

Westfield, a past master of the sonic Lodge in Brooklyn and a past patron of the Brooklyn chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Eileen HillVanZetten; two stepsons, John

toBlauvelt and Henry Blauvelt; a daughter, Lynn Clark; nine grandchil

dren and his fiancee, Lillian Blauvelt. CremaServices will be held at 10 a. m.

today, Thursday, March 2, in the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield.

March 2, 2000

John J. Barnes, 82, Merck Retiree; Elks and American Legion Member

SaturJohn J. “Mike” Barnes, 82, of

Westfield died on Saturday, Febru ary 26, in Overlook Hospital in Sum mit.

Born in Philadelphia, he had lived in Rahway for many years before moving to Westfield in 1957.

Mr. Barnes had been employed by Merck and Company, Inc. in Rahway for 37 years before retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Merck and Company Quarter Century Club.

He also was a life member of the Rahway Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 1075 and a memWilhelmina ber of the Rahway High School FootCatholic ball Hall of Fame.

Mr. Barnes served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of Martin Wallberg Post No. 3 of theAmerican Legion in Westfield.

He was a communicant of St. John Mathe Apostle Roman Catholic Church

in Linden. He was predeceased by two brothbefore ers,Andrew Barnes and Paul Barnes, and two sisters, Jane Rack and Veronica O’Connor. stepSurviving are his wife of 56 years,

Jane Jeambey Barnes. Private funeral services were arMemorial ranged by the PettitDavis Funeral Home in Rahway. Interment took place in Rahway Cemetery.

March 2, 2000

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