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Page 8 Thursday, January 14, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

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Erin R. Osterman, 3

Erin Rebecca Osterman, 3, died on Thursday, December 24, at a local hospital in Virginia Beach.

She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is survived by her parents, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Osterman, formerly of Westfield, and Commander Joyce Osterman; a sister, Mary Kathleen Osterman and a brother, Sean Andrew Osterman; a maternal grandmother, Betty Jane Gorham of Athens, Georgia; and her paternal grandparents, Harry and Malou Osterman of Sanford, North Carolina, formerly of Westfield.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. Interment was held at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

Funeral arrangements were handled by HollomonBrown Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 233 Mann Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322.

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Lillian Martin, 93, Was Retired Nurse With New York City Hospital System

Lillian O’Beirne Martin, 93, of Westfield died on Saturday, January 9, at Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains.

Born and raised in Elphin, Ireland, she came to the United States in 1921 and settled in Brooklyn. She moved to Westfield four years ago.

Mrs. Martin had been employed as

Elsie Yannuzzi, 74

Elsie Yannuzzi, 74, a former area resident, died on Friday, January 8, in Westminster, Maryland.

Born in Westfield, she had lived there before moving to Fanwood in 1964. She relocated to Maryland several years ago.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Yannuzzi, in 1988. Surviving are two daughters, Susan Nugent of Scotch Plains and Laurie Campanella of Hampstead, Maryland; a son, Robert J. Yannuzzi, Jr. of Staten Island; three sisters, Mildred Frey of Scotch Plains, Mabel Hickel of Greenwood, South Carolina, Marjorie Mitzen of Middlesex; and two grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, January 12, in St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield.

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Martha Anthony, 87

Martha Anthony, 87, of Mountainside died on Sunday, January 10, at home.

Born in New York City, she had lived in New Providence before moving to Mountainside in 1971.

Mrs. Anthony had owned and operated C. Jay Terrace House of Fashions in Chatham with her daughter from 1957 until her retirement in 1963.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Iaione; two grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held today, Thursday, January 14, in the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial in Summit.

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Barbara A. Bigelow, 58

Barbara A. Bigelow, 58, of North Conway, New Hampshire died on Friday, December 25, at home.

Born in Bayonne, the daughter of Arthur Bigelow, Sr. and Janet Anderson Bigelow, she grew up in Westfield and had also lived in Maryland for several years before moving to North Conway in 1976.

Ms. Bigelow graduated from Westfield High School in 1958 and from Montclair University in Upper Montclair in 1962.

She was a teacher at Rahway High School in Rahway for five years and later at Gorham High School in New Hampshire for over 10 years.

Surviving are her mother, Janet M. Bigelow of Westfield, and a brother, Arthur C. Bigelow of Georgetown, Kentucky.

Private funeral services were under the direction of the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

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Frank J. Reilly, 65, Research Associate For CibaGeigy Pharmaceutical, Summit

Frank J. Reilly, 65, of Dennis, Massachusetts died on Friday, January 8, at home.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Irvington and in Westfield from 1973 to 1988 before relocating to Cape Cod.

Mr. Reilly had been employed as a Research Associate for CibaGeigy Pharmaceutical Company of Summit, which later became Novartis Pharmaceutical. He retired from Novartis in June of 1988.

He graduated from St. Michael’s High School in Newark and from Rutgers University.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict as a Hospital Corpsman.

Mr. Reilly was a member of the Auxiliary Coast Guard in Chatham and of Our Lady of the Cape Church

Marian Green, 86

Marian Green, 86, of Westfield died on Sunday, December 27, at home.

Born in Philadelphia, she had lived in numerous places in the United States before settling in Westfield in 1942.

Mrs. Green was a member of the Garden Club of Westfield for many years. She received an honorary membership for giving many years of service.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Green, in 1995. Surviving are two sons, Glenn Green of Denville and Gregory Green of Lyndon Center, Vermont; a daughter, Gail Parizeau of Scotch Plains; a sister, Elaine Ventura of Roselle; six grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, December 30, at the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. Interment was private.

Memorial donations may be made to either the American Red Cross or to the Salvation Army.

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Leroy E. Hagan, 78, Gentech Supervisor; Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame Member

Leroy E. Hagan, 78, of Daytona Beach, Florida died on Saturday, January 9, at home.

Born in Joliet, Illinois, he had lived in Roselle from 1960 to 1987, when he moved to Daytona Beach.

Mr. Hagan had been a supervisor for Gentech, Inc. in Linden for 20 years before retiring in 1984.

He served as a Marine based in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991 for having played on semiprofessional basketball club teams, such as the Hilltoppers in Joliet, while he was in his ’20s. The Hilltoppers were Illinois’ state basketball league winners.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Anne Bannon Hagan; six sons, Ed Hagan of Bound Brook, Dave Hagan of Fanwood, Jim Hagan of Bridgewater; Bob Hagan of Houston, Texas, Pat Hagan of Roselle and Mike Hagan of Willingboro; two daughters, Carol LaVolpe of Point Pleasant and Mary White of Smithville, Maryland; a brother,

Arlene Cummings, Grandmother of Two; Owned Decorating Services for 25 Years

Arlene Wilcox Cummings of Scotch Plains died on Friday, January 8, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, she lived in Scotch Plains since 1968.

Mrs. Cummings owned and operated Decorating Services, an advertising display company in South Plainfield, with her husband for the past 25 years.

She was a member of the South

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Plainfield Business Association. Surviving are her husband, Jerry D. Cummings; a daughter, Rosanna Breneiser of Franklin Park; a son, Steve Cummings of Scotch Plains,

a nurse by the City of New York hospital system, working at various hospitals for 25 years before retiring in 1967.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lionel Martin. Surviving are a son, Patrick Martin; a daughter, Frances Martin Rowe; a brother, Thomas O’Beirne, and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, January 12, at St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

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

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Robert Hagan of Port Orange, Florida; a sister, Annabelle DeLong, also of Port Orange, and 20 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, January 13, at the TaggartChamberlain Funeral Home in Bound Brook, followed by a Mass at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Bound Brook.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Valusia/ Flagler, 3800 Woodbrier Trail, Port Orange, Florida, 32119.

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Therese Potts Mullin, 92, Was Rosarian; Executive Secretary for Fabric Company

Therese Potts Mullin, 92, of Fanwood died on Tuesday, January 5, at home.

Born in Philadelphia, she moved to Fanwood in 1951.

Mrs. Mullin had been an executive secretary for Wick Narrow Fabric Company in Philadelphia for 15 years before retiring in 1945.

She was a member of St. Bartholomew Rosary Altar Society

Nicholas J. Sticco, 82, Was Machinist With Hyatt Roller Bearing Company

Nicholas Joseph Sticco, 82, of Fanwood died on Wednesday, January 6, at Westfield Center, Genesis ElderCare Network in Westfield.

Born in Corona, New York, he had lived in Plainfield before moving to Fanwood 25 years ago.

Mr. Sticco had been a machinist at Hyatt Roller Bearing Company in Clark, a division of General Motors, before retiring in 1979.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Millina Mangione Sticco; a son, Setti Sticco of Stroudsburg, PennsylvaMarcy

Sperling, 40, Hospital Volunteer; Account Representative for R. H. Macy’s

Marcy Sperling, 40, of Scotch Plains died on Wednesday, January 6, in the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Born in Newark, she lived in Scotch Plains for 10 years.

She graduated Kean College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and received her master’s equivalent in special education in 1982.

Mrs. Sperling was employed as an account representative with R. H. Macy’s in New York City for many years.

She was a volunteer at Overlook Hospital in Summit, helping parents of terminally ill children. She was a survivor of Wilms Tumor, a form of childhood cancer.

Surviving are her husband, Edward B. Sperling; her parents, Sheila and Sheldon Kahn; two sisters, Allison Engel and Liza Kahn; and a grandmother, Rose Kahn.

E. H. Carter, Sr., 69

Edward H. Carter, Sr., 69, of Westfield died Tuesday, January 5, in Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in Manaca, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Plainfield before moving to Westfield 44 years ago.

Mr. Carter was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He had been a warehouseman at Krief Brothers Trucking Company in Rahway for 16 years, retiring in 1995. Previously he had been a machine operator at Art Color Company in Dunellen for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Carter; three sons, Edward Carter, Jr., Robert Carter and Eric Carter; three daughters, Kerri Carter, Deborah Norcisa and Sandra Dennis; two sisters, Rose Harris and Mary Scott; 21 grandchildren, and seven greatgrandchildren.

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Peter Komendat, 84, Grandfather; Supervisor of Jersey City Building Firm

Peter Komendat, 84, of Scotch Plains died on Wednesday, January 6, at home.

Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Bayonne before moving to Scotch Plains 50 years ago.

Mr. Komendat was a retired supervisor with Building Services, Inc. of Jersey City for many years before retiring.

He was a member of St. Sophia Ukranian Orthodox Church in Bayonne.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Korello Komendat.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Laity of Medford and Melanie Dombrowski of South Plainfield; a sister, Mary Tynda of Bayonne, and three grandchildren.

A Divine Liturgy was held on Monday, January 11, at St. Sophia Ukranian Orthodox Church in Bayonne, following a funeral from the Bayonne Memorial Home in Bayonne.

Interment was held at St. Andrew’s

Dolly Monroe Cheek, 84

Dolly Monroe Cheek, 84, of Westfield died on Monday, January 4, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.

Born in Canada and raised in Elizabeth, she had lived in Fanwood and Scotch Plains for 20 years before moving to Westfield 23 years ago.

She was a homemaker. Mrs. Cheek was a member of the Westfield Art Association and a former member of the Metuchen Country Club.

She was predeceased by her husband, Chester V. Cheek. Surviving are a daughter, Christina Morton; two sons, Ronald C. Cheek and David M. Cheek, and six grandchildren.

A memorial dinner was held on Saturday, January 9, at L’Affaire Restaurant in Mountainside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were handled by the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue, West, in Cranford.

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Frank Eakin, Jr., 79, Press Officer; Teacher, Asst. Principal in Vietnam

Frank Eakin, Jr., 79, of Somerville died on Sunday, January 10, at Somerset Medical Center in

Joseph Lomenzo, 88, Army Veteran; Was Supervisor for Schwin Williams

Joseph S. Lomenzo, 88, of Scotch Plains died on Thursday, January 7, at home.

Born in Newark, he lived in Scotch Plains since 1952.

Mr. Lomenzo had been a production supervisor for Schwin Williams in Newark for 28 years before retiring in 1975.

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

He graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D. C. with a

Irmgard E. Walther, 83

Irmgard E. Walther, 83, of Somerset died on Friday, January 8, in the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township.

Born in Newark, she had lived in Westfield before moving to Somerset 21 years ago.

Mrs. Walther had been a clerk at the Garden of Paper in Somerset for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the Elks Lodge in South Orange.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald H. Walther and Karl Walther; three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 12, in the NaughrightScarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge.

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Eugene P. Mulkeen, 86, Former Executive At Johansen Company in South Plainfield

Eugene P. Mulkeen, 86, of Westfield died on Thursday, January 7, at home.

Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, he lived in Westfield for many years.

Mr. Mulkeen had worked for the Johansen Company in South Plainfield for 30 years before retiring in 1982 as the Executive Vice President.

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

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Mulkeen; a daughter, Susan Mulkeen, and a brother, Richard Mulkeen.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, January 12, at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

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

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nia; a daughter, Janet Stroup of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a sister, Terry Breach of Rumson, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 9, at the Scarpa Funeral Home in North Plainfield. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Kidney Foundation of New York/ New Jersey, 1250 Broadway, Suite 2001, New York, 10001, or to The American Heart Association of New York City, 122 East 42nd Street, New York, 10168.

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in Brewster, Massachusetts. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Paula M. Fischer Reilly; two daughters, Tracey Reilly of Dennis and Maureen Reilly of Stamford, Connecticut; a son, Michael Reilly of Gillette, and a sister, Christine Paffendorf of Martha’s Vineyard.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, January 12, at Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster. Interment took place at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Hallett Funeral Home in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Cape Church Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 1799, Brewster, Massachusetts, 02631.

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Somerville. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he had lived in New Jersey and spent time overseas before settling in Somerville in 1975.

Mr. Eakin had been a reporter for several years with The Newark Evening News before joining the United States Information Agency as a publications officer in 1957.

During the course of his career with the agency, he worked in Germany, India, Pakistan and Vietnam for 17 years before retiring in 1974.

Mr. Eakin subsequently served as an assistant principal and teacher at a private American high school in Saigon, Vietnam, from 1974 to 1975.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rutger’s University in New Brunswick.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Brandriff Eakin, in 1989.

Surviving are his wife, KimThanh Eakin; a son, David Eakin of North Plainfield; a daughter, CamTu Susan Eakin Fleming of Scotch Plains; a brother, Lloyd Eakin of Tucson, Arizona; a sister, Eleanor Bires of North Carolina, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, January 14, at 1 p. m. at the Higgins Home for Funerals in North Plainfield.

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Memorial services were held on Friday, January 8, at Menorah Chapels at Millburn in Union.

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Cemetery in South Bound Brook. Memorial donations may be made to St. Sophia Church, 39 West 22nd Street, Bayonne, 07002.

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Surviving are his wife, Joan Cherenko Lomenzo; a son, Joseph R. Lomenzo; a daughter, Carol Jackson; a sister, Connie Klos; four grandchildren and a greatgrandchild.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 11, at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains, followed by a Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

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in Scotch Plains. She was predeceased by her husband, James Mullin, in 1996. Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 8, at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains, followed by a Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

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