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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, April 1, 1999 Page 11

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK

– Obituaries –

Florence Van Wyck Lott Freeman, 94, Active in School and Club Activities

Florence Van Wyck Lott Freeman, 94, a resident of the Oaks Nursing Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, died on Saturday, March 20, in Forsztk, Connecticut.

Born in Elizabeth on June 3, 1904, the daughter of the late Florence and Van Wyck Lott, she was a descendant of early Dutch settlers on Long Island.

She graduated from Battin High School in Elizabeth in 1921, and from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1925.

Mrs. Freeman was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield and its Woman's Association for over 50 years, the Westfield Woman's Club, the College Woman's Club, the Republican Woman's Club, and the Auxiliary to Children's Specialized Hospital.

She was President of the Woodrow Wilson Parent Teacher Association from 1943 to 1945; President of the Westfield Woman's Club from 1946 to 1948, and a member of the Executive Board of the New Jersey State

Federation of Women's Clubs from 1948 to 1951.

She additionally served as State Chairwoman of Literature from 1960

to 1962, and as President of the Senior Auxiliary to Children's Specialized Hospital, also from 1960 to 1962. She was a member of various committees of the Westfield Woman's Club, and for many years was Chairwoman of the Endowment Fund.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, J. Russell Freeman.

Surviving are three daughters, Florence Rom of Point Pleasant, Anne Russell of Le Sueur, Minnesota, and Peggy Dunlap of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held in Westfield at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to The Presbyterian Church in Westfield or to a recipient of one's choice.

April 1, 1999

Florence Freeman William Wilson, 75, Honored by Local 'Y';

Active in Church, Scouting, Other Groups

William Patrick Wilson, 75, of Westfield died on Sunday, March 28, at Rahway Hospital in Rahway.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he lived in Westfield since 1965.

Mr. Wilson had been in the fire and casualty insurance business for 47 years before retiring in 1994 from Adlerman & Click in Princeton, where he was employed for 25 years.

Mr. Wilson served in the United States Merchant Marine as a communications officer in the Mediterranean during World War II.

He graduated from Kansas City Junior College and from the United States Maritime Academy in Kingsport, New York.

He was a member and former officer of the "Y" Men's Club in Westfield, which honored him by submitting his name in 1989 for entry in the Golden Book of Y'sdom in Geneva. He was a volunteer with the club's Christmas tree lot for 30 years.

He additionally served on the Board of Directors for Camp Spears/Eljabar, the YMCA Camp in the Poconos, for many years. He received the Golden Man Award from the Westfield "Y" in 1993.

Mr. Wilson was a Deacon of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, and served on the Board of the Revolutionary Church Cemetery during its restoration.

He was a Trustee of the Westfield Historical Society and of the MillerCory House Museum in Westfield, and was a board member of the Neighborhood Council in Westfield and of the Westfield Community Center.

He was also a volunteer with Westfield Little League, and with Boy Scout Troop No. 172 in Westfield and the Boy Scout Camp in Glen Gardner. With his wife, he had been

a member of the Westfield Community Players for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Lucy Wilson; a son, John Wilson of Scotch Plains; a daughter, Jeanmarie Keenan of Fanwood, and two grandsons.

A memorial service was held yesterday, Wednesday, March 31, at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

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

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Westfield "Y" or to the Westfield Rescue Squad.

April 1, 1999

Anita Swallow, 75

Anita Swallow, 75, died on Thursday, December 10, in Lakewood.

Born in Bayonne on October 29, 1923, she had lived in Westfield before moving to Lakewood.

Mrs. Swallow was an interior and graphic designer and an artist.

She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Lakewood, and a volunteer at Gemini House Youth Hostel, as well as a prayer chain coordinator.

She graduated from Westfield High School in 1941.

Surviving are her husband, George Swallow, who she married on September 15, 1944 in Westfield; two sons, Stephen Swallow of West Newbury, Massachusetts and George Swallow, Jr. of Concord, Massachusetts; three daughters, Nancy Cox of Richmond, Virginia, Betsy Herrera of Greeley, Colorado, and Peg McMillen of Golden, Colorado, and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 14, at the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church.

April 1, 1999

Marie A. D'Addario, 87, Retired Teacher; Formerly Lived in Westfield for 84 Years

Marie Ann Mannino D'Addario, 87, of Fanwood died on Friday, March 26, in Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in New York City, she had lived in Westfield for 84 years before moving to Fanwood two years ago.

Mrs. D'Addario had been employed by the Clark Board of Education for 32 years, mainly as a firstgrade teacher. She had worked at Abraham Clark School, Charles Brewer School and for many years at Hehnly School, all in Clark, before retiring in 1979.

Mrs. D'Addario graduated from the Newark Normal School in 1933 with a teaching certificate, and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Columbia University in New York City in 1941.

She was a member of the New Jersey Education Association, and a communicant of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

Her husband, Tullio D'Addario, died in 1966.

Surviving are three daughters, Mildred D'Addario of Pennsauken, Sally Ann D'Addario of North Plainfield and Kathleen Sheehan of Middletown; a sister, Angelina Pellegrino of Bridgewater; three brothers, Rosario Mannino of Hackensack, Alfred Mannino of Scottsdale, Arizona and Joseph Mannino of South Carolina, and five grandchildren.

A Funeral Liturgy was held on Tuesday, March 30, in the Holy Trinity Church. Interment took place at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Town of Westfield, Public Library, Children's Department, 550 East Broad Street, Westfield, 07090.

April 1, 1999

Joseph A. Nigito, 64,

Joseph A. Nigito, 64, of Lakehurst died on Friday, March 26, in the Community Medical Center in Toms River.

Born in Elizabeth, he had lived in Westfield for 30 years before moving to Lakehurst six months ago.

Mr. Nigito had been a quality control engineer for Breeze Eastern Corporation in Union for 20 years before retiring.

He was also an entertainer and an instructor of country music for 18 years in Westfield.

He was the founder of the New Jersey Country Music Association, and was a member of the United Country Western Bands Association of New Jersey.

Mr. Nigito was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3310 in Elizabeth.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Nigito; a daughter, Susan Georgio; a son, Frank Nigito; a sister, Rose Fieretto; a brother, Peter Nigito, and three grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, March 30, in St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

Arrangements were handled by the Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home in Clark.

April 1, 1999

Sister Mary Whalen, 87, Former Teacher; With Sisters of Charity Nearly 70 Years

Sister Mary Dominic Whalen, 87, a native of Westfield, died on Friday, March 26, in St. Anne Villa in Convent Station.

A member of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth for 68 years, she had served for many years as an elementary and high school teacher, and later as an assistant librarian while semi-retired between 1989 and 1995.

Sister Mary Dominic was on the staff of various schools during her teaching career, including St. Patrick's in Newark, St. Mary's in Jersey City, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ridgewood, St. Mary's in Dumont and St. Teresa's in Summit, as well as East Orange Catholic High School, Essex Catholic Girls High School in Irvington and Marylawn

of the Oranges Academy in South Orange.

After retiring to Seton Manor in Newark in 1989, she had assisted in the library of Sacred Heart School in Vailsburg until 1995.

Sister Mary Dominic received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, along with a state librarian's certificate.

Surviving are a sister, Sister Anita Agnes Whalen, and a brother, Michael Whalen.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, March 30, in St. Anne Villa Chapel in Convent Station.

Arrangements were handled by the William R. Dangler Funeral Home in Summit.

April 1, 1999

Robert Mooney, Was Local Lawyer; Retired Superior Court Judge

Robert J. T. Mooney, 77, died Tuesday, March 16, at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Born in New Orleans, he had lived in Plainfield and Westfield for many years before moving to Williamsburg.

Mr. Mooney practiced law in New Jersey in both Plainfield and Westfield at Buttermore and Mooney until 1977 when he was appointed a Superior Court Judge. He retired from the bench in 1984.

He was a member of the Plainfield Country Club, Echo Lake Country Club, the Log Cabin Gun Club and a trustee for the Hartridge School.

He had graduated Perkiomen Prepartory School, Washington & Lee University and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

He had served four years in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific as a First Lieutenant.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Parry Giles Mooney; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Brown of Peacham, Vermont; four children, Parry J. Mooney of Jacksonville, Florida, Charlotte L. Mooney of Charlotte, North Carolina, Elizabeth Mooney Bower of Falls Church, Vir

ginia, and Joseph T. Mooney of San Antonio, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were private. Interment will be held in Peacham.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Building Fund of St. Bede's Church, Williamsburg, the James City County Rescue Squad, or Queen of Peace Church, in Danville, Vermont.

April 1, 1999

Alfred Santo Salvo, 85

Alfred Santo Salvo, 85, a lifelong resident of Scotch Plains, died on Tuesday, March 23, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.

Mr. Salvo had worked for the Union County Road Department for 50 years before retiring in 1979.

He was a member of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

Surviving are two sisters, Rose DiFrancesco and Esther Santo Salvo.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 27, at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains, followed by a Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church.

April 1, 1999

Pearler L. Ford, 86

Pearler L. Ford, 86, a 52-year resident of Scotch Plains, died on Sunday, March 28, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.

She was born in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Mrs. Ford was a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Scotch Plains for 54 years, where she was a member of the choir and the leader of the Crusaders Four Chorus.

Surviving are her husband, Paul L. Ford, and two brothers, Charles Harding, Sr., of Brooklyn, and Theodore Harding of China Grove, North Carolina.

A Funeral Service will be held today, Thursday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the church service.

Arrangements are being handled by the Judkins Colonial Home in Plainfield.

April 1, 1999

Charles Rasmussen, 54

Charles Rasmussen, 54, of Green Brook died on Wednesday, March 24, at home.

Born in Plainfield, he had lived in Scotch Plains before moving to Green Brook 22 years ago.

Mr. Rasmussen had been a selfemployed auto body worker with Razz's Auto Body in Plainfield for 20 years before retiring in 1978. He was recently employed by Krupp Plastics in North Branch.

He was a member of the Middlesex Modelers Airplane Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Buono of Somerset; his mother, Helen Ligush of North Plainfield, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 30, at the Middlesex Funeral Home in Middlesex.

April 1, 1999

Susyn Davis-Reid, 51

Susyn Hewitt Davis-Reid, 51, of North Plainfield died on Sunday, March 21, at home.

Born in Plainfield, she had lived in Scotch Plains before moving to North Plainfield.

Miss Davis-Reid was a computer operator for the Prudential Insurance Company in North Plainfield.

She was a 1967 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

She was predeceased by her father, James Hewitt, in 1991.

Surviving are her mother, Joan Robertson Hewitt; a sister, Kim Bonstein, and a brother, William Hewitt.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 27, at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains.

April 1, 1999

Walter Rozmierski, 84

Walter Rozmierski, 84, of Lakewood died on Wednesday, March 24, in the Leisure Park Nursing Home in Lakewood.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Westfield before moving to Lakewood.

Mr. Rozmierski had been a machinist with the Walworth Manufacturing Company in Linden before retiring.

He was a member of the Original Leisure Village Bowling Club in Lakewood.

Surviving are a daughter, Catherine Schwarz; a brother, Roman Rozmierski; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A Mass was offered on Friday, March 26, in St. Dominic's Church in Brick, following the funeral from the Colonial Funeral Home in Brick.

April 1, 1999

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Helen S. Karwan, 76, Worked at Miron's; Active Member of Local Organizations

Helen S. Karwan, 76, of Scotch Plains died on Tuesday, March 23, in Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in Newark, she lived there before moving to Scotch Plains 45 years ago.

Mrs. Karwan had been a receptionist at Miron's in Plainfield for 14

years before retiring in 1978. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

Mrs. Karwan was also a member of the Scotch Plains Woman's Club, the Westfield Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Scotch Plains Senior Citizens Club, and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in the Scotch Plains area.

Surviving are her husband, Stephen M. Karwan; three daughters, Karen H. Karwan of Robinsville, Christine K. Ferrao of New Providence and Marianne "Mimi" Peluso of Hartsville, Pennsylvania, and five grandchildren.

A Mass was offered on Saturday, March 27, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, following the funeral from the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood. Interment was held at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Scotch Plains Woman's Club Nursing Scholarship or to the American Cancer Society.

April 1, 1999

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