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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, April 22, 1999 Page 9

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK

– Obituaries –

Captain Harold W. Millwater, 86, Retired Fanwood Police Officer

Captain Harold W. Millwater, 86, of Rio Grande died on Thursday, April 15, at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House.

Born in North Plainfield, he had lived in Fanwood for many years beforemovingto RioGrandein1972.

CaptainMillwater hadbeenamember of the Fanwood Police Department for 30 years before retiring as a Captain in 1972. He was the first head of the department’s Detective Bureau.

He was a Past President of Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local No. 87 and was active on the FanwoodPolice PistolTeamformany years. Captain Millwater received numerous awards for marksmanship, including the Norman F. Gibbs Memorial Trophy.

He was a former President and life member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad, and a former member of the Fanwood Fire Company and the Scotch Plains Field Club.

He had published his autobiography, “Fox Fire.”

Surviving are his wife, Marion “Dell”Ralli MillwaterofRioGrande; two daughters, Shirley A. Barattucci of Scotch Plains and Sandra L. Trivigno of Martinsville; a brother, Robert Millwater of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sisters, Amanda Menzoff of Bradenton, Florida and Florence Mulley of Readington; four grandchildren and

six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, Montana, 59003.

April 22, 1999

Melba Dannehower, 92

Melba Stuart Dannehower, 92, of Stuart, Florida died on Sunday, February 28, at home.

She had lived in Westfield from 1932 to 1975, and resided in Rossmoor and in Stuart since then.

Mrs. Dannehower was an associate of the First Methodist Church in Stuart and also was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

She was a member of the Westfield Woman’s Club and had been Secretary of the Board of Education in Westfield.

She was predeceased by two husbands, William Leslie Stuart and Gilbert Lane Dannehower.

Surviving are two sisters, Charlotte Speak and Blanche Graeme, both of New Jersey.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 6, at the First Methodist Church in Stuart.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossmoor Community Church, Village Mall, Jamesburg, 08831.

April 22, 1999

Elizabeth B. Squires, 83, Was Nurse At Faulkner Hospital in Massachusetts

ElizabethB. Squires,83,ofNaples, Florida died on Sunday, April 11, at home.

Born in Richmond, Indiana on August 23, 1915, she had lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Scotch Plains, England, France and Spain before moving to Naples in 1974.

Mrs. Squires had been a nurse for several years at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and later the First Presbyterian Church of Naples.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Walter Squires; two sons, Thomas Squires of Golden, Colorado and John Squires of Port Washington, New York, and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 14, at the JohnsonPittman Funeral Home in Naples.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida, 34105.

April 22, 1999

Eugene J. Burns, 78

Eugene J. Burns, 78, of Westfield died on Saturday, April 17, in the Somerset Medical Center in Somerville.

Born in Newark, he lived in Westfield for many years.

Mr. Burns had been a research chemistfor theNationalStarchCompany in Bridgewater for 40 years before retiring in 1985.

Surviving are his brother-in-law, John Marciniak of Westfield.

Funeralservices wereheldonTuesday, April 20, in the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. Entombment took place at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens.

April 22, 1999

Marie H. Hanson, 90, Was Member Of Choir, Soloist and Conductor

Marie Hyldahl Hanson, 90, of Bridgewater died on Wednesday, April 14, at Somerset Medical Cen

ter in Somerville. Born in Plainfield, she had lived in Perth Amboy and Clark before moving to Bridgewater in 1991.

Mrs. Hanson was an active choir member, soloist and associate conductor at the First United Methodist Church in Westfield.

She was also a 50-year member of the Raritan Chapter No. 58 O.E.S. in Perth Amboy.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley Hyldahl, in 1973, and her second husband, Warren Hanson, in 1983.

Surviving is a son, Bruce C. Hyldahl of Basking Ridge; a sister, Alice Graf of Monroe, New York; three grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, Fanwood.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, 08902-4301.

April 22, 1999

Katherine Klimak, 84

KatherineA. Klimak,84,ofWestfield died on Thursday, April 15, in the Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains.

Born in Cranford, she had lived in Westfield for many years.

Mrs. Klimak had been a bookkeeper for the Suburban Trust Company in Cranfordfor manyyearsbeforeretiring in 1980. Previously, she had been employedwith theAlcoaAluminumCompany in Garwood.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Burke, John Burke and Ed Burke; a sister, Louise Yannuzzi; a brother, John Tinnesz; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

AFuneralMass wasofferedonMonday, April 19, in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Cranford.

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

April 22, 1999

Richard E. Peterson, 89, Was Manager Of Personnel at GAF Corp. in New York

Richard Everett Peterson, 89, of Louisville, Kentucky died on Thursday, April 15, in the Jefferson Manor Nursing Home in Louisville.

Born in The Bronx, he had lived in Westfield and in Scotch Plains before moving to Louisville 11 years ago.

Mr. Peterson had been a personnel manager for the GAF Corporation in New York City before retiring.

He was a member of the Thurston Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Louisville.

He graduated from Harvard University, and was a member of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Laird of Prospect, New York; a son, Richard B. Peterson of Prospect; a daughter, Jean Sinnott of Wilmington, North Carolina; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, April 19, in the Holy Trin

ity Catholic Church in Louisville. Arrangements were handled by the Pearson’s Funeral Home in Louisville.

April 22, 1999

Irene J. Hynes, 92

Irene J. Hynes, 92, of Springfield died on Monday, April 19, in Union Hospital.

Born in Jersey City, she had lived in Mountainside for 20 years before moving to Springfield 10 years ago.

Mrs. Hynes was a factory worker at Schiffi Embroidery in Palisades Park for many years before retiring 30 years ago.

Surviving are two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeralservices wereheldonTuesday, April 20, in the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue, West in Cranford.

April 22, 1999

Frederick Sberna, 75, Army Veteran; With Carpenters’ Union for 40 Years

Frederick Sberna, 75, of Westfield died on Sunday, April 18, in the Westfield home of his daughter, Marion Mogielnicki.

Born in Bordentown, he had lived in Staten Island and in Cranford before moving to Westfield last year.

Mr. Sberna had been a carpenter employed by Carpenters Local No. 715 in Elizabeth for 40 years before retiring 10 years ago.

Hewasa memberoftheKenilworth Senior Citizens Club.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a Past

Commander of the Disabled American Veterans.

Also surviving are another daughter, Terry L. Sberna; two sisters, Rose Saramucci and Josie Tessatore; two brothers, Louis Sberna and Anthony Sberna, and two grandchildren.

A Funeral Liturgy was held on Wednesday, April 21, in St. Helen’s Roman CatholicChurchinWestfield.

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

April 22, 1999

Thomas Callahan, 64, Served in Air Force; Former Engineer for Township of Clark

Thomas J. Callahan, 64, of Bedminster died on Friday, April 16, at the Harborside Woods Edge Care Center in Bridgewater.

Born in Morristown, he had lived in Fanwood before moving to Bedminster seven years ago.

Mr. Callahan had been a licensed land surveyorandwasself-employed for 25 years before retiring five years ago. He had previously been employed as the Assistant Township Engineer in Clark.

He was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5730 in Scotch Plains, and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Watchung Assembly.

Mr. Callahan was a member of the Somerville Elks Lodge, No. 1068, and a Past Exalted Ruler of the former Clark-Scotch Plains Elks Lodge. He was a member of the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association.

Hewasa memberofSt.Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Far Hills.

Mr. Callahan was a United States Air Force veteran and served in the 1950s during peacetime.

He attended the Newark College of Engineering.

Surviving are his wife, Marie B. Callahan;two sons,BrianT.Callahan of Belle Mead and Major Timothy G. Callahan, United States Marine Corps, of San Francisco; a daughter, Cathleen M. Russo of Bridgewater, and six grandchildren.

Funeralservices wereheldonTuesday, April 20, at the Layton Funeral Home in Bedminster, followed by a Mass at St. Elizabeth’s Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Handicapped Children’s Treatment Center, 375 Union Avenue, Bridgewater, 08807.

April 22, 1999

Margaret Romanyshyn, 82

Margaret Romanyshyn, 82, of Westfield died on Thursday, April 15, in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.

Born in Newark, she lived in Westfield since 1983.

Mrs.Romanyshyn hadbeenaclerk in the Credit Department of Hahnes Department Store in Newark for seven years before retiring in 1987. Previously, she had worked for H.A. Wilsons for 15 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Rey of Cranford, Michele Arocha of Westfield and Dolores O’Reillyof Cranford;abrother,Frank San Georgio of Elizabeth; three sisters, Carmella Ammiano of Roselle Park, Angelina Zarra of Lynhurst, and Theresa Drahl, and three grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, April 19, in St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

Arrangements werehandledbythe Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.

April 22, 1999

Richard J. Dursee, 63, Grand Knight; Lithographing Salesman in New York

Richard J. Dursee, 63, of Garwood died on Monday, April 19, at home.

Born in the Bronx, he had lived in Westfield for 25 years before moving to Garwood last year.

Mr. Dursee was a lithographing salesman in New York City for more than 20 years before retiring in 1991 from Findur and Sons Printing.

He was a volunteer for Catholic Charities in Cranford. He was a past Grand Knight at the Monsignor Watterson Council No. 1711 Knights of Columbus in Westfield. He also was an organizer of youth sports and Christian Youth Organization (CYO) sports at Holy Trinity Church in Westfield.

He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte Dursee, in 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Denise McGowan of Glen Gardner and Jean Curry of Westfield; four sons, Richard K. Dursee of Garwood, John Dursee of Centreville, Virginia, Brian Dursee of Garwood, and Timothy Dursee of Westfield; a brother, Charles Dursee of Atlanta, Georgia; and eight grandchildren.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held today, Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Westfield. Interment will be held at Fairview

Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were handled by Dooley ColonialHome,556Westfield Avenue, Westfield.

April 22, 1999

Julia Graham, 75

Julia Graham, 75, of Plainfield died on Thursday, April 15, at home.

Born in Westfield, she had lived in Plainfield all of her life.

Mrs. Graham was a member of the First Baptist Church in Colonia, where she was also a mother of the church, a missionary and an usher.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bishop Morris Graham, in 1989.

Surviving are two sons, Alphonso LylesofNew YorkandWesleyGreen of Plainfield; two daughters, Ernestine Lyles and Phyllis Lyles, both of Plainfield; a brother, William Greenof Plainfield;twosisters,Pearl Carter of Scotch Plains and Delores Barron of Piscataway; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeralservices wereheldonTuesday, April 20, at the Judkins Colonial Home in Plainfield.

April 22, 1999

Thomas J. Blechar, 78, Contractor; Had Band in the 1940s and 1950s

Thomas J. Blechar, 78, of Branchburg died on Friday, April 16, at home.

Born in Elizabeth, he had lived in Scotch Plains before moving to Branchburg in 1953.

A mechanical contractor, Mr. Blechar ownedandoperatedLIFTCO in Branchburg since 1984. He had owned Blechar Builders in Branchburg from 1953 to 1984.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Blechar played drums professionally with his band, Tommy Blechar and His Star Dusters Orchestra, in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Blechar; a daughter, Beverly Cirincione, and two sisters, Isabell Kearns of Warren and Louise Page of Loma Linda, California.

Funeralservices wereheldonTuesday, April 20, at the Cusick Funeral

Home in Somerville.

April 22, 1999

William Kolfenbach, Sr., 58, Was Marine; Former Executive of Ironworkers Union

William A. Kolfenbach, Sr., 58, of Berkeley Heights died on Saturday, April 17, in the Good Samaritan Hospitalin WestPalmBeach,Florida.

Born in Elizabeth, he had lived in Scotch Plains before moving to Berkeley Heights 28 years ago.

Mr. Kolfenbach had been President and business manager of Ironworkers Union Local No. 480 in New Jersey before retiring.

He was President of the Somerset Building Trades in Somerset County.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during peacetime.

Surviving are his wife, Diana Kolfenbach; his mother, Margueritta DePhillips; a son, William A. Kolfenbach, Jr., and a sister, Carol Williams.

A Mass was offered on Wednesday, April 21, in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Garwood, followingthe funeralfromtheKrowickiGorny Memorial Home in Clark.

April 22, 1999

Joseph M. Nerl, 75, Navy Veteran; Former Commercial Mechanic

Joseph Max Nerl, 75, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died on Sunday, April 18, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Las Vegas for 30 years.

Mr. Nerl was a commercial mechanic before retiring.

He had served in the United States Navy in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Huneke of Lakeside, California and Judith Renna of Asbury Park; a brother, Frank Nerl of Cranford; three sisters, Marie Drummond of Holiday, Florida,

Lucy Izzo Fusco, 87, Former Employee In Garment Industry in Plainfield

Lucy Izzo Fusco, 87, of South Plainfield died on Sunday, April 18, in Genesis ElderCare the Woodlands in Plainfield.

Born in Plainfield, she had lived there before moving to South Plainfield in 1975.

Mrs. Fusco was a Floor Lady or Supervisor in the garment business in Plainfield for 50 years before retiring from Hodes Dress Company in Plainfield in 1978.

Shewas aLifeAchievementMember of International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) No. 149 in Newark.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis J. Fusco, Sr., in 1975.

Surviving are her son, Louis J. Fusco, Jr. of Tinton Falls; a daughter, Patricia LaFleur of Scotch Plains; a brother, Dr. Dominick Izzo of Rome, Italy; a sister, Vincenza Vittolo of Naples, Italy; and two grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday,April 21,atSacredHeart Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield.Interment washeldatHoly Redeemer Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, Fanwood.

Memorial donations may be made tothe SouthPlainfieldRescueSquad, 2520 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, 07080.

April 22, 1999

James Stancati, 81

James Stancati, 81, of Brick died on Friday, April 9, at home.

Born in Brooklyn, he had lived in Fanwood before moving to Brick 15 years ago.

Mr. Stancati had been the President and owner of the Aljay Tool and Die Corporation in Manville for 38 years before retiring 19 years ago.

He was the Past President of the Lions Club of Fanwood and an auxiliary member of the United States Coast Guard.

Survivingare hiswife,LucyStancati; a sister, Mary McManas; two brothers, George Stancati and Arthur Stancati; four grandchildrenandfivegreat-grandchildren.

A Mass was offered on Friday, April 16, in St. Martha’s Church in Point Pleasant, following the funeral from the Colonial Funeral Home in Brick.

April 22, 1999

Josephine Young of Gainesville, Florida, and Frances Reed of Los Angeles, California; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by the Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas.

April 22, 1999

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