Page 10 Thursday, May 7, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
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Ralph Fantini, 83, Retired Mason; Had Worked for Conservation Corps
Ralph Fantini, 83, of Scotch Plains died on Thursday, April 30, at Morristown Memorial Hospital of injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car in Scotch Plains April 23.
Born in Montazzoli, Province of Chiete, Italy, he had moved to Scotch Plains in 1928.
Mr. Fantini had been a mason con- tractor with Westfield Local No. 34 for 40 years, prior to retiring in 1977. After his retirement, he had worked as a sexton for the First Presbyterian Church in Dunellen.
During theDepression,Mr.Fantini had worked for the Civilian Conser- vation Corps building dams, parks and doing forestry work in New York state and Virginia.
He was a member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Italian-American Club and was also a member of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Zostalta Fantini, in 1994, and by two sisters, Mary Jansen and Philomena Di Fiore.
Surviving are three sons, Nicholas R. Fantini of Dunellen, Ralph Fantini of Scotch Plains and Anthony S. Fantini of Port St. Lucie, Florida; seven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday,May 4,atSt.Bartholomew's Church.
Arrangements were handled by the RossiFuneral HomeinScotchPlains.
May 7, 1998
Lucia Ciavolella, 93
Lucia Ciavolella, 93, of Westfield died on Friday, May 1, in Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.
Born in The Bronx, she had lived in Westfield for 20 years.
Mrs. Ciavolella was a member of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Pro- gram in Westfield.
Surviving are two sons, Alex Ciavolella and Benedict Ciavolella; a daughter, Jean Sacco; nine grand- children and eight great-grandchil- dren.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, May 4, at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in West- field.
Arrangements werehandledbythe Dooley Colonial Funeral Home, 556 Westfield Avenue, in Westfield.
May 7, 1998
Vincent Giffert, 82
Vincent Giffert, 82, of Manchester Township, died on Wednesday, April 29, at home.
Born in Roselle, he had lived in Westfield beforemovingtoManches- ter 10 years ago.
He had been a planning consultant for Prudential Insurance Company in Newark for 48 years, retiring in 1977.
Mr. Giffert served in the United States Army during World War II.
He graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park, Mary- land.
Surviving are his wife, Jean E. Giffert; a son, David W. Giffert; a daughter, Margaret Beresik, and four grandchildren.
Private services were arranged under the direction of the DeGraff Cremation Service in Lakehurst.
May 7, 1998
Jean Kurus, 73
Jean Kurus, 73, of Fanwood, died on Thursday, April 30, at home.
Born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, she had lived in Hillside and later in Toms River for 20 years before mov- ing to Fanwood eight months ago.
Mrs. Kurus had been an inspector for American Can Company in Hill- side for 18 years prior to retiring in 1967.
She was a member of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in New- ark.
She was predeceased by her hus- band, Peter Kurus, in 1988.
Survivingare ason,StephenKurus of Toms River; a daughter, Allison Allen of Fanwood; a sister, Mary Peregrim ofManahawkin;fivebroth- ers, Stephen Bezuhly of Claremont, California, Michael Bezuhly and Nicholas Bezuhly, both of Califor- nia,PaulBezuhly ofOldForge,Penn- sylvania, and William Bezuhly of Arizona, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 4, at St. John the Bap- tist Russian Orthodox Church in Rahway. Interment took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside.
Arrangements werehandledbythe Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, in Fanwood.
May 7, 1998
Elsie E. Wilhelm, 80
Elsie Emily Wilhelm, 80, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died on Wednes- day, April 29, in Bon Secours-Venice Hospital in Venice, Florida.
Born in Elizabeth, she had lived in Fanwood prior to moving to Port Charlotte 18 years ago.
Mrs. Wilhelm had worked for Fanwood Corner Store in Fanwood and CVI Concessions in the Exxon Research Facility in Florham Park before retiring in 1979.
Shewasa memberoftheAuxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10476 in El Jobean, Florida, and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Englewood, Florida, and the EnglewoodCommunityHospitalgift shop.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Wilhelm; two sons, Kim Wilhelm and Lance Wilhelm, and a grandchild.
Funeral services were held on Fri- day, May 1, in the Hope Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte.
Arrangements werehandledbythe Englewood Community Funeral Home in Englewood.
May 7, 1998
Clare M. Zanfini
Clare M. Zanfini died on Tuesday, April28,at HartwyckatCedarBrook Nursing Home in Plainfield.
Born in Paterson, she had lived in North Plainfield and Plainfield be- foremovingto ScotchPlainsin1950.
Mrs. Zanfini had been an accoun- tant at Sears in Watchung for 25 years, retiring in 1993. She also was an instructor of furniture refurnish- ing and decoupage for Adult Educa- tion Programs in North Plainfield and throughout the state.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.
Surviving are two daughters, Rosemarie Harvey and Clare M. Zanfini; two brothers, Peter Vano and Joseph Vano, and two sisters, Philomena Izzo and Marion Haberman.
A Mass was offered on Friday, May 1, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains, following funeral services from the RossiFuneral HomeinScotchPlains.
May 7, 1998
Mary Bugle, 92, Led Golden Agers; Organized and Led Girl Scout Troops
Mary Nedorolik Bugle, 92, of Flemington, died on Thursday, April 30, at Hunterdon Health Care Center in Flemington.
Born in Newark, she had been a longtime resident of Scotch Plains prior to moving to Flemington seven years ago.
Mrs. Bugle had worked as an as- sistant at St. John's Baptist Church in Scotch Plains and then in the arts and crafts department of Birchwood Nursing and Convalescent Center in Edison.
She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Plainfield. In addition, she was an active volunteer in commu- nity service and was instrumental in organizing and leading many Girl Scout troops in Scotch Plains.
Mrs. Bugle was a member of the Washington Rock Girl Scout Coun- cil for several years and was past Director of the Scotch Plains Golden
Agers. She was predeceased by her hus- band, Edwin Bugle, Sr., in 1970, and by a sister, Rose Loeffler, and a brother, John Nedorolik.
Surviving are a son, Edwin Bugle, Jr. of Whitehouse Station; three daughters, Mary Crocco of Trinity, Texas, Alice Kyrioglou of Warren and Gloria Pellegrino of South Plainfield; a sister, Doris Warner of Martinsville; a brother, Milton Nedorolik of North Plainfield; 12 grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday,May4, atSt.Peter'sChurch. Arrangements were handled by the McCriskin Home for Funerals in South Plainfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in North Plainfield.
May 7, 1998
Dennis M. Orleans, 43
Dennis Michael Orleans, 43, of Manasquan died on Sunday, May 3, in the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.
Born in Montclair, he had lived in New Providence, Mountainside and Ocean Grove before moving to Manasquan.
Mr. Orleans was a self-employed horticulturist and artist in the shore area, specializing in fine arts, crafts and photography.
He was a member of various art leagues and associations in the New Jersey and New York area.
Surviving are his mother, Catherine Orleans; three brothers, David Orleans, Richard Orleans and James Orleans, and two sis- ters, Diane Subber and Christine Cartier.
A Funeral Mass was offered yes- terday, Wednesday, May 6, at St. Denis Church in Manasquan.
Arrangements werehandledbythe Neary-Quinn Funeral Home in Manasquan.
May 7, 1998
Norman Jackson, 76, Army Veteran; Had Taught Mathematics in Westfield
NormanH. Jackson,76,ofHolmdel died on Tuesday, April 28, in the Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.
Born in North Plainfield, he had lived in Plainfield before moving to Holmdel in 1983.
Mr. Jackson had been a mathemat- ics teacher for the Westfield school system for 32 years before retiring in 1980.
Previously, he had been a math- ematics teacher for the Blairstown school district and had also taught at the Wardlaw School in Plainfield.
Mr. Jackson was a 1947 graduate ofLafayette CollegeinEaston,Penn- sylvania.
He was a United States Army Vet- eran of World War II.
He was an umpire for the Twilight Softball League of Plainfield.
Surviving are his wife, Olive D. Jackson; a son, Edward B. Jackson; a daughter, Bonnie Imposimato; a brother, Edward Jackson; a sister, Vir- ginia Shields, and two grandchildren.
Private services were arranged under the direction of the Holmdel Funeral Home.
Enrico DeMarco, 69
Enrico DeMarco, 69, of Westfield died on Monday, May 4.
Bornand raisedinDragoniCaserta, Italy, he came to the United States in 1965 and settled in Westfield.
Mr. DeMarco had been a machin- ist for Beckly Perforated in Garwood for 28 years, retiring in 1990.
He served in the Italian Army dur- ing World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Anna Frasso DeMarco; five daugh- ters, Assunta Ziegler, Raffelina DiRienzo, Olga Hackett, Rosaria Signorelli and Angelina DeMarco; twosons, ThomasDeMarcoandJerry DeMarco; three sisters, a brother, and nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today, Thurs- day, May 7, at the Holy Trinity Ro- man Catholic Church in Westfield. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
Arrangements are under the direc- tion of the Dooley Colonial Funeral Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.
May 7, 1998
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Disease Founda- tion, 710 West 168th Street, New York, 10032.
May 7, 1998
Ronald A. Schadle, 65, Store Owner; Active in Golf Association, Ministry
Ronald Arthur Schadle, 65, of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, for- merly of Westfield, died on Saturday, April 4, at home.
Born in Rahway on July 7, 1932, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Myrtle Barton Schadle.
Prior to moving to Sunset Beach in 1990, he had owned and operated Elm Radio and T.V. Sales and Ser- vice in Westfield.
Mr. Schadle helped institute the Beach Ministry at Sunset Beach, and was a member of the Sea Trails Golf Association.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Gayle Martyn Schadle; a son, Richard Arthur Schadle of Moorestown; a daughter, Donna S. Ellis of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; a brother, Charles F. Schadle of Fanwood, and
two grandchildren. Memorial services will be con- ducted on Saturday, May 9, in the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.
Arrangements were under the di- rection of the Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte, North Carolina.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, P. O. Box 830, Supply, North Carolina 28462; the Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8880OldGeorgetownRoad, Calabash, North Carolina 28467, or the Sea Trail Plantation Prayer Chapel, care of Mary Penfield, 350- 4 Sea Trail Drive, Sunset Beach, 28468.
Friends of Mr. Schadle are invited to join the family in a celebration of his life at the home of Joan Fullerton, 812 Prospect Street, Westfield, im- mediately following the service.
May 7, 1998
Kevin McLaughlin, Insurance Broker; Graduated from Purdue University
Kevin M. McLaughlin, 43, of Middletown died on Saturday, May 2, at home.
Born in Fanwood, he had moved to Middletown in 1981.
Mr. McLaughlin was an insurance broker for Bryson Associates in New York City for many years.
He graduated from Purdue Univer- sity in Lafayette, Indiana in 1977.
Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline McLaughlin;fourdaughters,Maureen McLaughlin, Meghan McLaughlin, Kerry McLaughlin and Beth McLaughlin; hisparents,Thomasand Elizabeth McLaughlin; a brother, BrianMcLaughlin, andasister,Donna Marciciewicz.
A Funeral Liturgy was held yester- day,Wednesday,May6, atSt.Leothe Great Church in Lincroft.
Arrangements were handled by the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home in Middletown.
May 7, 1998
Jaqueline Van Doren
Jaqueline Van Doren, 81, of Vero Beach,Florida andSeasideParkdied on Thursday, April 30, at Royal Palm Convalescent Center in Florida.
Born in Brooklyn, she grew up in Westfield, where she had lived until the 1940s. She and her family moved toDarien, Connecticutin1957,where they lived until 1973. For the past 10 years,they dividedtheirtimebetween Seaside Park and Vero Beach.
A graduate of Barnard College in New York City, Mrs. Van Doren and her husband started Darien Hard- ware in Darien in 1957, which they operated until their daughter took over the business in 1973.
She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolu- tion in Florida and the Vero Beach Women's Club.
Surviving are her husband, Emerson Van Doren; a son, Barclay Van Doren of McLean, Virginia; a daughter, Sally Van Doren Dohm of Darien; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were private un- der the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield, and the Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.
May 7, 1998
Dorothy V. Green, 81
Dorothy V. Sherrier Green, 81, of Westfield died on Tuesday, May 5, at the Westfield Center, Genesis ElderCare Network, in Westfield.
Born in Elizabeth and raised in Cranford, she had lived in Westfield for 60 years.
Mrs. Green was a homemaker. She was a charter member of Court Trinity and the Rosary Society, as well as the Blue Army, all of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.
She was predeceased by her hus- band, Martin J. Green, Sr.
Surviving are three sons, Martin J. Green, Jr., of Lake Forest, Califor- nia,Robert GreenandRichardGreen, both of Westfield; a daughter, Catherine Green of Westfield; four sisters, Catherine Hollander, Ruth Voorhees, Irene Albans and Jean Bechtold; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, May 7, and tomorrow, Friday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at the Dooley Colonial Fu- neral Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
May 7, 1998
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Richard B. Stump, 44
Richard B. Stump, Jr., 44, a lifelong resident of Westfield, died Tuesday, May5,at RahwayHospitalinRahway.
Mr. Stump received an associate de- gree in accounting from Kean College in Union and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, in 1976.
Hewasamember oftheFirstUnited Methodist Church in Westfield.
Surviving are his parents, Richard B. and Marion Stump of Westfield; a sister, Judith McGovern of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and a brother, Steven Stump of Austin, Texas.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at the First UnitedMethodist Church,1EastBroad Street, in Westfield.
Arrangements arebeinghandledby the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street, Westfield.
Memorialdonations inlieuofflow- ers may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, 335 Watterson Place, West- field.
May 7, 1998
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