Monday, January 17, 2011
Donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Marie Sisti (nee Basile), 96, of Wayne died Friday, Jan. 14. She was a homemaker. She was survived by her daughter Mae, and her husband Ron Ochner, daughter-in-law Carol, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas, son Robert and brothers Anthony and Marty. Donations may be sent to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202. Arrangements: Moore's Home for Funerals, Wayne.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Attended events at the Wayne Adult Community Center
Alice M. Pensky, 85, of Wayne, died Tuesday, Jan. 4. She had been a Wayne resident since 1965. She attended events at the Wayne Adult Community Center. She was a volunteer with the Salvation Army and was a counselor at Star Lake Camp. She is survived by her daughters Patrice, of Wayne, Pamella, and Petrine; grandchildren Liza, Harry, James, Jessica, and Michael; and brother William Worthington. She was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1982. Arrangements were made by Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Was born in Wayne
Thomas F. Slockbower Jr., of Warwick, formerly of Vernon, died Jan. 8. He was 14. He was born in Wayne. He attended the Center for Discover in Harris. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, Vernon. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Jennifer Slockbower, sisters Victoria and Emily, grandmother Barbara, grandparents Thomas and Dorothy and many aunts, uncles and cousins. For information or to send condolences call 845-986-4331 or visit www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Was a former member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Lena Zybura (nee Longo), 89, of Wayne, died Jan. 4. Before retiring in 1984 she was a machine operator for the Arrow Pants Co. in Lodi for 10 years. She was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church, Garfield. She was a member of the Garfield Senior Citizens, the A.A.R.P. and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was predeceased by her husband Adam and brother Anrthony. She is survived by her children Mark, of Wayne, Martin, and his wife Sok Hui; grandchildren Joanna and Joseph; brothers Michael, Joseph, Gene and Peter and sisters Fannie and Mary. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, in Dover.
Navy veteran of World War II
Charles Mamarella, 88, of Wayne, died Jan. 4. He was a mailcarrier, clerk and stamp supervisor for the United States Postal Service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Hawthorne where he was the head of ministers of hospitality. He was a past grand knight of the Msgr. Brestel Chapter of the Knights of Columbus in Hawthorne. He was a Boy Scout leader and little league baseball coach in Hawthorne. He was also a volunteer for Eva's Village, Paterson. He is survived by his wife Lorraine and children Michael and Maureen. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Eva's Village in Paterson.
Was a member of the "Paterson Eastside Club Girls"
Kathryn Mary Angelica (nee Braccini), 70, of Wayne, died Jan. 3. She was a member of the Wednesday Nite "Paterson Eastside Club Girls." She is survived by her daughter Lynn Burek, and her husband Glen, her son Michael and her brother Frederick; grandchildren Jaclyn, Joseph and Karli; nieces Cheryl, Pamela and Susan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the M.S. Center at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck in her memory.
Former computer operator
Elizabeth L. Jelliffe (nee Lake), 89, of Wayne, died Sunday, Jan. 2. Before retiring she was a computer operator for IT& T of Paramus. She was a parishioner of Church of the Nativity, Midland Park. She is survived by her children Pat, and her husband Jack Wanamaker, Rich, and his wife Eva Jelliffee, and Ray Jelliffe of Wayne; grandchildren Jake, Jessica, Kyle and Jared. She was predeceased by her husband Fred.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Featured in PBS 'Faces of America' series.
A funeral service for Henry Louis Gates Sr., father of Harvard University professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., was held this morning at Christ Episcopal Church in Pompton Lakes. Gates, 97, died at his Wayne home Dec. 24 with his family by his side. He was featured, along with his son, Henry Louis Gates Jr., in the PBS series "Faces of America," which aired earlier this year. In that series both he and his two sons had their complete genomes mapped, to trace their origins. At the time, the company that did the DNA analysis said Henry Louis Gates Sr. was the oldest person to ever have his or her entire genome analyzed. According to entries in the guest book on the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home Web site, Gates was a "valued member" …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
While deliveries from the mail carrier, FedEx and UPS mean goodies and treats for people, pups find their presence ever so bark-worthy.
In the frenzied weeks leading up to Christmas there's no shortage of extra visits from the postman, the UPS man, and the FedEx driver. For humans these visits often mean cards and greetings from old friends, surprise Christmas packages and all sorts of goodies. For dogs, these visits seem to be evidence of an invasion of unwelcome intruders. So what is it exactly about the postman, and package deliverers, that drives dogs so crazy anyhow? I've heard many theories about the reasoning behind dogs' collective dislike of these holiday visitors. Part of the answer is simply the dog's natural biology – dogs are naturally protective of their territories and are always ready to defend it against perceived threats. Many dogs pride themselves…