The Crabiel Home for Funerals

"Where the Personalized Service Makes the Difference"
We specialize in attention to detail for funerals of all faiths. If you have an immediate need of our services please call us at 732-828-1331. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Once you contact us, we will immediately begin the process of ensuring your loved one is secure and safely transported to our location. We will also make immediate arrangements for you to see your loved one, should you wish to do so.


Our Obituaries

Beverly Africk

May 10, 1935 - June 23, 2018

Beverly (Rosenbloom) Africk, formerly of Edison, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Park Place in Monmouth Junction. She was 83. Born and raised in the Asbury Park and Neptune area, she lived in Edison most of her life, moving to Monmouth Junction a few years ago. Beverly worked for Schlesinger of South Plainfield and Opinion Research Corp before retiring. She was a lifetime member of...
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Sami Boutros

January 15, 1972 - June 18, 2018

Sami Boutros, of South Amboy, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. He was 46. Born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, he came to the United States in 1989 and resided in Somerset before moving to South Amboy in 2008. Sami owned Crossroad Motors in Manville for the past 5 years. He loved sports, especially the Giants and New York Knicks. He also enjoyed listening to music. Sami had an infectious...
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Mafatbhai N. Patel

May 23, 1944 - June 16, 2018

Mafatbhai N. Patel, of Freehold/Manalapan NJ, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. He was 74. Born in Rinchol, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 1966. He studied at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA and received a master's degree in engineering. He lived in Hartford, CT, Queens NY, Bloomfield, NJ, and Old Bridge, NJ...
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Jacob Laurie

March 17, 1925 - June 16, 2018

Jacob Laurie, of New Brunswick, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at home. He was 93. Born in New Brunswick, he lived there most of his life. Jacob served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was stationed in the South Pacific Island Hoping Campaign. He was a member of the VFW in New Brunswick and the Jewish War Veterans. Before retiring, he was a Principal for the Newcomb...
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Alan R. Dunbar

October 29, 1953 - June 15, 2018


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Frank M. Amato

April 15, 1937 - June 12, 2018

Frank M. Amato, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospice in Hamilton. He was 81. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Middlesex Borough, before moving to Milltown in 1981. Frank was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 25 in Milltown. A carpenter by trade, Frank retired as CVED (Cooperative Vocational...
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John "Jack" Horan, Jr.

February 3, 1961 - June 11, 2018

John "Jack" Horan, Jr., of East Brunswick, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at home. He was 57. Born in New Brunswick, he grew up in Milltown and moved to East Brunswick 20 years ago. He attended the Academy of Advanced Traffic in New York City. Jack worked many years as a freight broker and currently was a dispatcher for Allied Oil in Manville. He was a proud life member of the NRA...
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Michael F. Moran

June 4, 1954 - June 7, 2018

Michael F. Moran, of East Brunswick, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at home. He had just celebrated his 64th birthday. Having grown up in Bayonne, Michael moved to East Brunswick in 1986. Michael graduated from Marist High School, Bayonne, in 1972 and St. Peter's College, Jersey City, in 1976. Michael went on to have an accomplished career in financial management. He worked at Middleburg...
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Abraham J. Brook

May 3, 1922 - June 6, 2018

Abraham J. Brook, of Piscataway, passed away Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at Merwick Care Center in Plainsboro. He was 96. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Piscataway and was blissfully married to his wife, our mother, Helen, for over 61 years. He and Helen had three children, Sandra, Sharon and David. He skillfully remodeled the family house and yard for many years since 1953. A US Army Veteran,...
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Ingrid McClatchey

September 14, 1939 - June 6, 2018

Ingrid McClatchey, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at PowerBack in Piscataway. She was 78. Born in the Bronx, NY, she lived in Brooklyn and Chestertown, NY before moving to North Brunswick 4 years ago. Ingrid was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and enjoyed reading on her kindle, knitting and crocheting, especially making caps for chemo patients. She loved...
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Joan A. Collender

February 29, 1944 - May 26, 2018

Joan A. Collender, of Monroe Twp., passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at home. She was 74. Born in Brooklyn, she grew up in Long Island and lived most of her life in East Brunswick, before moving to Monroe 12 years ago. She graduated from South River High School and received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, in Social Work. Joan was a social worker for Middlesex County Board...
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Ketan Balmukund Dalia

February 6, 1963 - May 21, 2018

Ketan B. Dalia, born to Balmukund H. Dalia and Arvinda G. Shah, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. He was surrounded by his wife Mamta Dalia, daughters Rajvi and Nishi Dalia, father, sister, brother, brother-in-law, uncles, aunts and many other loved ones. He was 55. Born in Mumbai, India, he grew up in Kharnbhat, India before coming to the United States in 1989. Ketan received his...
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Daniele S. LoConti

February 19, 1955 - May 14, 2018

Daniele S. LoConti, formerly of Milltown, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, FL. He was 63. Born in Antillo, Provincia of Messina, Sicily, he lived in Rina, Sicily before coming to the United States in 1983. He resided in Milltown, NJ for 25 years, until recently moving to West Palm Beach, Florida 3 years ago. Daniele was a mason...
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Diane J. DeSantis

November 30, 1939 - May 10, 2018

Diane J. DeSantis, formerly of Colonia, passed away May 10, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 78. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Colonia, Iselin and Cranford area, before moving to Jacksonville, FL. Diane was an Amway distributor for 30 years. She also was a coach for Landmark in Plainfield. She loved to read motivational and inspirational books. Surviving is her son and daughter...
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Dorsey L. Trent

April 16, 1940 - May 5, 2018

Dorsey Lee Trent, formerly of South Brunswick, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his home in Monroe Twp. He was 78. Born in Farmers, KY, he moved to the Dayton section of South Brunswick 75 years ago. He moved to the Rossmoor section of Monroe Twp. 2 years ago. Dorsey was a police officer with the South Brunswick Police Department, for 33 years, retiring as Sergeant in 1994. He was...
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Keith G. Gilmore

November 17, 1960 - April 22, 2018

Keith G. Gilmore, of Kendall Park, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He was 57. Born in Englewood, NJ, he was raised in Highland Mills, NY, before meeting Laurie, the love of his life. They have lived in Kendall Park for the past 12 years. Keith currently was a financial advisor for Albridge Solutions in Pennington, NJ. He...
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Mark J. Conlin, Jr.

November 29, 1974 - April 8, 2018

Mark J. Conlin, Jr., formerly of North Brunswick, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home in Asbury Park. He was 43. Born in Flushing, NY, he moved to North Brunswick in 1983. He was a 1992 graduate of North Brunswick High School. He received his BS in Sociology from Rutgers University. He played soccer in high school and for William Patterson University. Mark worked for Xerox...
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Alwyn C. Roberts

January 17, 1934 - April 1, 2018

Alwyn Cynthia Evans Roberts, of Toms River and formerly North Brunswick, passed away Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Ocean Grove, NJ. She was 84 years young. Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, she was a graduate of Brookline HS. She married the love of her life Donald Roberts and raised her family in North Brunswick, before moving to Toms River 30 years ago to be closer to her three...
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Wilbur J. Dempsey

October 8, 1925 - March 28, 2018

Wilbur J. Dempsey, of Milltown, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. He was 92. Born in Jacquet River, New Brunswick, Canada, he came to the United States in 1948. He resided in Newton, Newark, and Edison before moving to Milltown 45 years ago. Will was a guidance counsellor at Sampson G. Smith School in Franklin Township for over 20 years,...
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Eric C. Arauz

April 25, 1970 - March 25, 2018

Eric C. Arauz, of East Brunswick, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was 47. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he has lived in East Brunswick for the past 46 years. He was a US Navy Veteran of Desert Storm. He received his Master's Degree in Labor Relations from Rutgers University. Eric was the President of the Trauma Institute of New Jersey, where he was a motivational and inspirational...
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Beverly A. Casmas

December 4, 1941 - March 15, 2018

Beverly A. Casmas, a beloved and highly cherished mother, aunt, and grandmother, at the age of 76 lost her battle to cancer, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Born and Raised in Elizabeth, Ms. Casmas graduated from Battin H.S. She then resided in Clark before moving to North Brunswick 50 years ago. Ms. Casmas dedicated many years to Easter...
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Bhupendra C. Patel

October 28, 1954 - March 11, 2018

Bhupendra C. Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at University Hospital in Newark. He was 63. Born in Davol, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 2000 and resided in Piscataway. Before retiring he worked for both Quick Chek and 7-11 in Piscataway. He was a very spiritual man and enjoyed reading and listening to spiritual music. He was a member of BAPS in...
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Leonid Zakrewsky

November 8, 1952 - March 9, 2018

Leonid (Len) Zakrewsky, of Franklin Township, passed away March 9 at home. He was 65. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown before moving to Franklin Township in 1980. Len received both a Bachelor's in Russian and a Master's in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He loved his "gentleman's farm" in Franklin, where he raised cows, goats and chickens and entertained friends....
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Frances Maltese

February 27, 1914 - March 8, 2018

Frances Maltese, of North Brunswick, passed away Thursday, March 08, 2018 at Brandywine Senior Living Center in Princeton. She was 104 years old. Frances was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in East Rutherford a short time before moving with her parents and siblings to New Brunswick. In the early-1950s Frances moved to North Brunswick where she lived before moving to Brandywine Senior Living...
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Marilyn Gordon

February 6, 1929 - March 2, 2018

Marilyn (Rosenthal) Gordon, 89, of Milltown (formerly of Staten Island, NY), passed away Friday, March 2nd, at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. She was born February 6, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to Lena and William Rosenthal and lived in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn in her youth. Marilyn met her future husband, Melvin Gordon, after his return from service in WWII. They married in July...
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David Shutt

August 21, 1960 - February 26, 2018

David Shutt, of North Brunswick and Milltown, was embraced in God's Loving Arms, on Monday, February 26, 2018. He was 57. David worked for the North Brunswick Board of Education as a night shift leader at North Brunswick High School, and head custodian at John Adams School. Students at John Adams will remember how David sang to them at lunch time. David enjoyed riding his motorcycle,...
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Noel Poignonnec Schwendeman

April 5, 1937 - February 25, 2018

Noel Poignonnec Schwendeman, of Edison, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 80. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Noel was very proud of her Native American heritage. She raised her children in Milltown before moving to Edison in 1985. She was a nurse for over 40 years in various hospitals. She retired from RCHP in New...
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Nellie Babcock

May 12, 1911 - February 24, 2018

Nellie (Stols) Babcock, of East Brunswick, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Chelsea. She was 106. Born in Paterson, she lived in Clifton before moving to East Brunswick over a year ago. Nellie had worked for the Silk Mills Factory in Paterson, prior to raising a family. Her passion for people and zest for life were infectious. She enjoyed making people laugh with her...
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Jerome Marullo

February 21, 2018


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Geraldine P. Butterfield

October 28, 1952 - February 16, 2018

Geraldine P. Butterfield (nee Anzalone), of East Brunswick, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018, at home. She was 65. Born in Newark, she lived in Milltown and Edison, before moving to East Brunswick in 1989. Geraldine proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Before retiring she worked for Citi Streets in East Brunswick. She loved reading, dragons and unicorns...
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Theodore M. Belcheff

August 17, 1929 - February 16, 2018

Theodore M. Belcheff, of East Brunswick, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at home. He was 88. Born in Rahway, he lived in Iselin before moving to East Brunswick over 50 years ago. Before retiring, he was a teacher at Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick. He graduated from Marietta College in Ohio, where he met his wife Mary. During the Korean War, he was stationed in Japan...
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Peter Buysse

December 3, 1938 - February 13, 2018

Peter Buysse was born on December 3rd, 1938. His mother and father were Anna and Peter Buysse. As an infant, Peter lived at the Johnston Training and Research Center. At 7 years old, he was admitted to the Woodbine Developmental Center where Peter lived for 19 years before being transferred to Woodbridge Developmental Center. He was then relocated to Green Brook Regional Center. ...
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Asha A. Patel

November 21, 1961 - February 5, 2018

Asha A. Patel, of Monroe Township, passed away Monday, February 05, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 56. Born in Surat, India, she came to the United States in 1980. She resided in Jersey City and Roselle before moving to Monroe Township 16 years ago. Her family was her world and always put her family first. Asha enjoyed meeting people and was...
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Sondra P. Potter

June 11, 1937 - January 31, 2018

Sondra Phyllis Potter, formerly of Edison and Monroe Twp., passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Brookside Assistant Living in Freehold. She was 80. Born in Newark, she lived in Edison most of her life before moving to Monroe Twp. Before retiring in 1999, Sondra was senior clerk for 22 years, at Rutgers University, in the Records and Transcripts Department. She was member of the...
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Harrai V. Desai

September 11, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Harrai V. Desai, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 89. Born in Varnama, India, he came to the United States in 1988. He's been a Milltown resident for the 30 years. Harrai was an artist and painter. He received a bachelor's degree in fine art from the Shantiketan School of Fine Arts in India. In...
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Robert R. Pellichero

February 20, 1953 - January 23, 2018

Robert R. Pellichero, of North Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at University of Pennsylvania. He was 64. Born at Camp Kilmer he was raised in Milltown, where he graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes School and New Brunswick High School. He lived in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick 20 years ago. Robert was an electrician with IBEW 456 in North Brunswick. A...
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Jack Weg

August 6, 1923 - January 22, 2018

Jack Weg, of Freehold, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Brookside Assistant Living. He was 94. Born in Mayah Sha' Arim, Palestine, he came to the United States in 1929. He resided in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, Brookyn, the Bronx and Queens, before moving to the Ft. Lauderdale area of Florida. He has lived in Freehold for the past 7 years. Jack served in the Navy during...
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Cindy Lou (Novak) Maynard

January 12, 1965 - January 16, 2018

Cindy Lou (Novak) Maynard, age 53 of Horseheads , NY formerly of Milltown , NJ passed away on Tuesday January 16, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Cindy was born January 12, 1965 in New Brunswick, the daughter of Milton and Ruth (Schork) Novak, and raised in Milltown, NJ. At the age of 5 Cindy became a competitive artistic roller skater. Her first competition was in Wooster MA. ...
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Gopaldas Khanna

March 2, 1940 - January 15, 2018

Gopaldas Khanna, of Manalapan, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at home. He was 77. Born in Multan, Pakistan, he lived in India most of his life, before coming to the United States in 1995. He resided in Lyndhurst and Little Ferry, NJ, before moving to Manalapan 10 years ago. He owned a manufacturing company in India before retiring. Surviving is his wife Krishna Kamla (Malhotra)...
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Francesco L. Buonocore

September 19, 1923 - January 9, 2018

Francesco L. Buonocore, formerly of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Summerhill Nursing Home in Old Bridge. He was 94. Born and raised in Cranford, he lived in Milltown for over 50 years. He retired from the IRS in New Brunswick. Previously he had been a police officer in Cranford. Frank was a WWII veteran. He was in the Merchant Marines before serving in Army Air...
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James A. English

July 8, 1938 - January 8, 2018

James A. English, formerly of Hoboken, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018 at his home in North Brunswick surrounded by his beloved family. He was 79. Born and raised in Hoboken, he lived there most of his life before moving to North Brunswick in 2012. He worked for American Can and Groov-Pin. After retiring, he enjoyed spending his days at United Decorating on Washington...
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Doris E. Knelle

January 15, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Doris E. Knelle, of Lavallette, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Holiday Care Center in Toms River. She was 83. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in Milltown before moving to Lavallette in 1989. Doris loved tanning on the beach, and especially loved her time and friends at Brightwater Beach. She also enjoyed crocheting. She's predeceased by her husband Harold S. Knelle (d. 1985)...
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Betty Robertson

December 14, 1941 - January 1, 2018

Betty Robertson, of North Brunswick, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Willow Creek Nursing Home in Somerset. She was 76. Born in New York City, she lived in North Brunswick most of her life. Betty was a clinical psychologist for Middlesex County Corrections for 13 years. Previously she was an adjunct professor of psychology at Middlesex County College In addition to being a...
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Catherine R. Watson

February 21, 1940 - December 31, 2017

Catherine R. Watson, of Monroe Township, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 after a long illness. She was 77. Born in New Brunswick, Catherine was the second child of John J. Reiser, Sr. and Catherine (Wiener) Reiser. She lived in East Brunswick and North Brunswick, before moving to Monroe Township in 2010. A dedicated student with a lifelong love of learning, Catherine was a...
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Kartikay Pande

November 7, 1971 - December 29, 2017

Kartikay Pande, of Hillsborough, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in a car accident. He was 46 years old. Born in India, he came to the United States 18 years ago. Kartikay has been working in the NY metro area in the digital space working for a major Insurance company. He's predeceased by his father Kiran Pande who passed away November 28, 2017. Surviving is his wife Namita...
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Donald DiCenzo

March 19, 1933 - December 29, 2017

Donald S. DiCenzo, 84, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. He was born and raised in McKees Rocks, PA and moved to East Brunswick in 1963. Donald received his Bachelors Degree and Master's Degree from Edinboro College, in Pennsylvania for teaching. Later he continued his education with a Certification from Duquesne University in...
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Chandubhai Patel

May 8, 1929 - December 27, 2017


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Lucien C. Van de Wiele

July 19, 1932 - December 13, 2017

Lucien C. Van de Wiele, of Piscataway, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at home. He was 85. Born in Belgium, he came to the United States in 1950. He lived in Somerville and Finderne, before moving to Piscataway 54 years ago. Lou served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a tool and die maker for Mack Trucks in Bridgewater, for 30 years, retiring in 1987. ...
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Kate Schwartzberg

December 27, 1926 - December 10, 2017

Kate Schwartzberg, of Long Branch, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center. She was 90. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Long Island, Somerset and East Brunswick, before moving to Long Branch 3 years ago. Kate was a bookkeeper for Diener Hauser Bates Co. in NYC, before retiring. Previously she had worked in the emergency room admitting department at St. Peter's...
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Christopher D. Germain

September 16, 1974 - December 5, 2017

Christopher "Chip" D. Germain, of North Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was 43. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in North Brunswick most of his life. Chip was a painter and an avid bowler. He's predeceased by his companion, Michelle Knowles (d. 2012). Surviving is his father and step-mother, Christopher A. and Patty Germain of South Brunswick; his mother Pamela ...
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Melvin Irving Gordon

November 3, 1923 - December 3, 2017

Melvin Irving Gordon, 94, of Milltown (formerly of Staten Island, NY), passed away Sunday, December 3rd, at Robert Wood Johnson University hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 3, 1923 in Queens, NY to Mary Louise (Mae) and Phillip Gordon and lived in Brooklyn during his formative years. An avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Mel was a frequent visitor to Ebbets Field in...
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Kiran Pande

August 1, 1942 - November 28, 2017

Kiran Chandra Pande, from Mumbai India, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2017 at the age of 75 years in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ USA. Born in Jabalpur, India, he graduated with a Master's degree in Science and pursued a successful corporate career in pharmaceutical marketing. He loved traveling, music and acting and post retirement, was an international...
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Meenakumari B. Shah

October 9, 1950 - November 19, 2017

Meenakumari B. Shah, of Edison, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at JFK Medical Center, Edison. She was 67. Born in Jalna, India, she came to the United States in the 1980's, residing in Edison. Meena enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her family. Surviving is her husband Bhupendra Shah; her daughters Hetal, and her husband Himanshu Gandhi of Edison, and Bhumika, and her...
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Warren Handschin

November 17, 2017

Warren Handschin, formerly of North Brunswick, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Paragon Village in Hackettstown. He was 91. Born in Astoria, Long Island, he grew up in Union NJ before moving to North Brunswick 51 years ago. Warren served in the US Army during WWII and saw action as a Ranger 5th Battalion. Before retiring at 82 he worked for Gabowitz Appliance. He's predeceased...
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Manubhai B. Patel

August 25, 1938 - November 12, 2017

Manubhai B. Patel, of North Brunswick, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 79. Born in Verol, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 1976. He resided in New York, Connecticut and South Carolina before moving to Edison and North Brunswick. He was a machinist for Charter Machines in Metuchen, before retiring in 2003. He was a...
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Armand J. Stolte

July 26, 1929 - November 2017

Armand J. Stolte of Milltown passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, surrounded by family, he was 88 years old. Born in South Amboy, Armand lived in Milltown for the last 50 years. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command from 1948 to 1952, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University. Armand was a Chemist with National Lead in South Amboy and...
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Catherine M. Miani

November 8, 1922 - November 10, 2017

Catherine M. Miani, formerly of Manhattan, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at Bridgeway Nursing Center in Hillsborough. She was 95. Born in Manhattan, she lived there most of her life, before moving to Highland Park two years ago. Catherine was a legal assistant for the Rockefeller Group in NYC, for 40 years, before retiring in 1995. She received her BS from Columbia University in New...
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Theresa N. Massaro

January 4, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Theresa Nardi Massaro passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017 at Parker of Monroe โ€“ a long term living community in Monroe Township. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Santina and Joseph Nardi, Theresa was the youngest of 4 sisters. She married Felix (Phil)Massaro in 1949 and resided in Queens and Staten Island before moving to Milltown in 1973. While living in Staten Island, Terry worked as an...
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Marc J. Snitkin

March 11, 1951 - November 6, 2017

Marc J. Snitkin, of Milltown, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at home. He was 66. Born in the Bronx, NY, he lived in Pelham, NY before moving to Milltown in 1982. Marc received his BA from Farleigh Dickinson University. He was an Internal Auditor for Bank of NY Mellon Pershing in Jersey City, retiring in 2015. He was an inventive and self-taught handy man, who would fix anything...
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Anne Donaldson

June 28, 1922 - November 1, 2017

Anne Donaldson, of East Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge. She was 95. Born and raised in New Brunswick, she's been a resident of East Brunswick for the past 63 years. Anne was an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Spotswood, and volunteered for their Thrift Store. She enjoyed baking, crocheting and sewing. She's...
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Geraldine Carlino

June 2, 1927 - October 27, 2017

Geraldine Carlino, of North Brunswick, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough. She was 90. Born in Newark, she lived in East Orange and Scotch Plains, before moving to North Brunswick in 1985. Gerry was a salesperson for Lenox Factory Store in Cranbury, before retiring. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace RC Church in North Brunswick and a...
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Josephine DeAngelo

July 4, 1927 - October 23, 2017

Josephine DeAngelo, of East Brunswick, passed away on October 23, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Bayonne on the 4th of July to Konstanty and Marianna Bogdziul, and over the years lived in South River and Ft. Pierce, FL, as well. Jo was predeceased by her loving husband, James, her two sons, Dennis (1987) and Patrick James (1951); sisters Stephanie and Jean, brothers, Peter, Steven and...
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Perry D. Pernice

June 26, 1921 - October 16, 2017

Perry D. Pernice, of Monroe Twp., passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at home. She was 96. Born in Calestano, Italy, she came to the United States as a young child, and resided in Brooklyn, Milltown and East Brunswick before moving to Monroe Twp. 27 years ago. She graduated from the Katherine Gibbs Business School. During WWII, she worked for a defense plant in NYC. Perry was a member of...
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James E. Calantoni

November 8, 1950 - October 12, 2017

James E. Calantoni, of North Brunswick, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 66. Born in New Brunswick, he lived most of his life in Milltown, before moving to North Brunswick in 2002. Jim served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Bristol Myers Squibb in New Brunswick before retiring a few years ago....
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Seymour Silverstein

January 7, 1928 - October 12, 2017

Seymour Silverstein of East Brunswick passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Parker Nursing Home in Piscataway. An Army veteran, long-time engineer at RCA and General Electric, president of his credit union, accomplished woodworker, and founding member โ€“ along with his wife, Gloria (Katz) Silverstein โ€“ of the East Brunswick Jewish Center, Seymour was born in the Bronx, NY, 89 years ago,...
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Lamonte Downey

February 9, 1959 - October 2017

Lamonte Downey was from a large family of 9 siblings, he was the 5th child. At nine years old Lamonte became a resident at the Woodbridge Development Center. In 2005 Lamonte became a resident of The Arc Middlesex County, Clauss Street Group Home in Carteret, NJ where he lived for the past 12 years. Lamonte also attended the Spectrum for Living Day Program where he enjoyed being...
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Janie Cobb

March 15, 1947 - October 8, 2017

Jane "Janie" E. Cobb, of Maiden, NC, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 70. Born in Monmouth, NJ, she lived in Washington Grove, MD and Michigan, before moving to Western North Carolina. Janie was a nurse for 42 years in Catawba County NC. She helped start the Outpatient Surgery center at Catawba Valley Medical Center...
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Anthony L. Giliberti

June 2, 1957 - October 6, 2017

Anthony L. Giliberti, of Toms River, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Capital Health System in Trenton. He was 60. Born in Queens, NY, he lived in Lodi, Plainsboro and Jamesburg before moving to Toms River 11 years ago. Tony currently owned Hightstown Automotive Center. Previously he had owned Hightstown Getty and Princeton Exxon. He enjoyed cars, boating and Nascar Races, and...
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Wanda "Kitty" Cwynar

June 29, 1927 - October 5, 2017

Wanda "Kitty" Cwynar , 90 years of age, of Spring Lake, NJ passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Wellington Estates Assisted Living Facility in Wall Twp. Born in the Bronx, NY, Mrs. Cwynar resided in the Somerset section of Franklin Township for many years before moving to Spring Lake. She was a communicant of St. Peter's the Apostle Roman Catholic Church,...
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Alfred C Raspa

October 13, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Alfred C. Raspa, 88, of East Brunswick, NJ died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in New York City, "Fred" grew up in Highland Park before moving to East Brunswick in 1982. A graduate of Highland Park High School, Fred played varsity Football and Baseball and was on the All County and All State Teams. He joined the US Army in 1946...
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Mary Belcheff

June 13, 1935 - October 3, 2017

Mary Belcheff, of East Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at home. She was 82. Born in Portland, Maine, she lived in Edison before moving to East Brunswick over 50 years ago. Mrs. Belcheff was a Spanish teacher at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison for 30 years. She received her Master's in Education from Marietta College in Ohio. She enjoyed reading and caring for her family. ...
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Jayantibhai Patel

December 29, 1939 - September 30, 2017

Jayantibhai Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at AristaCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield. He was 77. Born in Chaklashi, India, he came to the United States in 1996 and resided in Piscataway. Mr. Patel was a teacher and Principal of the High School in Jam Kalyanpur, India. He was always helping people, and enjoyed gardening and watching cricket. He's...
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Dineshbhai S. Patel

September 4, 1941 - September 29, 2017

Dineshbhai S. Patel, of Iselin, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at JFK Hospital in Edison. He was 76. Born in Anand India, he came to the US in 1989 and resided in Piscataway before moving to Iselin 4years ago. Before retiring, Mr. Patel was in the tobacco industry in India. He enjoyed watching cricket and doing crossword puzzles. Surviving is his beloved wife Sarlaben D. Patel; his...
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David A. Wickers

June 22, 1963 - September 25, 2017

David A. Wickers, of Milltown, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at JFK Hospital in Edison. He was 54. Born in New Brunswick he was a lifelong Milltown resident. David worked for General Plumbing Supply in Edison for the past 8 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. He was an avid Giants Fan, a member of the New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 and the...
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Saroj Verma

May 30, 1947 - September 24, 2017

Saroj Verma was born on May 30, 1947 to Prakash Wati Saigal and Wazir Chand Saigal in New Delhi, India. She was the fourth of five children. Saroj married Vinod Verma in 1975 and she played a wonderful role as a wife for 42 years. She was a very loving mother and taking care of her family meant everything to her. She is survived by her husband, Vinod Verma; two children: Gaurav Verma and Neha...
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Anna Zydycryn

October 14, 1926 - September 19, 2017

Anna Zydycryn, of North Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at home. She was 90. Born in Newark, she lived in East Brunswick most of her life, before moving to North Brunswick 10 years ago. Anna had worked for Weston Electrical Instrument and Tung-Sol, both in Newark, before retiring at Wagner Electrical in Piscataway. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking care of her...
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Maroun J. Khater

July 13, 1980 - September 17, 2017

Maroun J. Khater, of Whitehouse Station, passed away Sunday September 17, 2017, in Colorado. He was 37. Born in Kherbet, Kanafar, Lebanon, he came to the United States in 1985. He lived in North Brunswick and Mechanicsburg PA before moving to Whitehouse Station 5 years ago. He was a senior manager for Johnson & Johnson in Piscataway. He loved traveling, the San Francisco 49ers, music and the...
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Gerald M. Portnoy

May 28, 1928 - September 14, 2017

Gerald M. Portnoy, 89, of Monroe Twp. passed away Thursday September 14, 2017, after a brief illness. Mr. Portnoy retired in 1990 as a co-owner of Aaron & Company, Inc., a Piscataway-based wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and cooling products, where he worked for more than 35 years. He joined the company as a credit manager, having provided accounting services to the firm in the early...
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Nancy J. Nadkarni, Esq.

July 14, 1947 - September 10, 2017

Nancy Joanne Nadkarni, Esq. of East Brunswick, New Jersey, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 70 years old. Nancy was born in Charleston, West Virginia to Banner Elmore Billings and Ernestine King Billings. Over the course of her life, she lived in many places, including Houston, TX; Lexington, KY where she met her husband...
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Rameshchandra Patel

April 28, 1936 - September 4, 2017

Rameshchandra R Patel, of Franklin Park, NJ, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at Care One at Somerset Valley in Bound Brook, NJ. He was 82. Born in Nar, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States 22 years ago. He resided in Chicago before moving to Franklin Park, NJ in 2010. Mr. Patel retired as a high school Principal in Baroda, India. He also taught English and History in India...
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Sushmita Mikkilineni

March 9, 1955 - September 4, 2017

Dr. Sushmita Mikkilineni, of Warren, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ. She was 62. Born in Ranchi, India, she came to the United States in 1981. She resided in Summit, Edison, and Somerset before moving to Warren, NJ 24 years ago. Dr. Mikkilineni was board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, and Critical Care. She...
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Wieslaw Jozef Suchcicki

January 5, 1936 - September 1, 2017

Wieslaw Jozef Suchcicki, of Milltown, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at home. He was 81. Born in Plock Poland, he came to the United States in 1983. He resided in Queens and Brooklyn, before moving to Milltown 25 years ago. Wieslaw worked for AT&T in NYC before retiring. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown and a member of the United Poles in America (ZPA...
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Rose A. Torok

July 27, 1929 - August 30, 2017

Rose A. Torok, formerly of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Sunrise Assistant Living in East Brunswick. She was 88. Born in Somerset, she lived there most of her life, before moving to North Brunswick. She recently moved to East Brunswick. Rose worked for Chanel in Piscataway before retiring in 1994. She was a communicant of St. Ladislaus Church in New Brunswick. ...
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Bhadra Jani

April 23, 1935 - August 25, 2017

Mrs. Bhadra Jani, of Edison, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at home. She was 82. Born in Burma, she came to the United States in 2010. Although a quiet gentle person, she was a loving mother and grandmother. She's predeceased by her husband Ramesh (d. 2005). Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Amisha and Tushar Japi, and her grandchildren Tapan and Bhumi. Pooja services will...
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Herbert Kurzman

December 9, 1926 - August 18, 2017

Herbert Kurzman, of Monroe Twp, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Monroe Village. He was 90. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in North Brunswick and Monmouth Jct, before moving to Monroe Twp. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Mr. Kurzman was a CPA and a member of the CPA Association. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Tikvah in North Brunswick. He's predeceased by his wife...
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Dr. Manoj B. Patel

October 1, 1967 - August 18, 2017

Dr. Manoj B. Patel, of Lumberton, NJ, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He was 49. Born in Gujarat India, he lived in Balsam NJ before moving to Lumberton. Dr. Patel was a respected urologist and inventor of medical devices. He was a loving father and family man. Surviving is his wife Neelam; his parents Bhailal and Savitri Amin Patel of...
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Odette Welding

April 14, 1927 - August 16, 2017

Odette T. Welding died peacefully at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on Wednesday, August 16th after a brief illness. She was 90 years old and celebrated this milestone at a party with family and friends in Jackson in April. Odette was predeceased by her husband, Arthur T. Welding and her parents, William and Josephine Tromeur. Odette was born and lived most of her life in Milltown,...
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Helen E. Solowey

January 2, 1932 - August 13, 2017

Helen E. Solowey, of Monroe Twp., passed away Sunday August 13, 2017 at her home. She was 85. Born in New Brunswick, Helen raised her family in East Brunswick, before retiring to the Concordia section of Monroe Twp. Helen was a legal assistant for Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman and Mahoney in New Brunswick for over 30 years, a career she highly valued and prided herself upon. She was intelligent,...
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Joan and Jeff Morris

August 8, 2017 - August 10, 2017

Joan M. Morris, of Milltown, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. Two days later on Thursday, August 10, 2017, her husband Jeffrey E. Morris, of Milltown, passed away in the same hospital. Joan was 70. Born in Hazelton PA, and raised in Manville, she lived in Milltown for the past 40 years. She had been working as a Senior Records Clerk for...
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Hannah Lilyan Abse

February 28, 1915 - July 30, 2017

Hannah Lilyan Klompus Adler Bristol Abse died on July 30, 2017 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She was born on February 28, 1915 and grew up Bound Brook, NJ, the daughter of Samuel and Eva Klompus. She and her family were members of Congregation Knesseth Israel in Bound Brook. She graduated in 1938 from New Jersey College for Women (Douglas College/Rutgers), served on the Board of Education...
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Carolina I. Albanir

May 30, 1945 - July 19, 2017

Carolina I. Albanir, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at home. She was 72. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina , she came to the United States in 1957. She resided in Hackensack and New Milford, before moving to North Brunswick 20 years ago. Carolina studied languages at Rutgers University and was fluent in four. She worked in international sales for Loreal in South...
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Arlene M. Kuhlthau

March 29, 1916 - July 15, 2017

Arlene M. Kuhlthau, formerly of Milltown, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, VA. She was 101. Born in Highland Park on March 29, 1916, she lived in Milltown for 74 years, before moving to Manassas 3 years ago. Mrs. Kuhlthau was an active member of St. Paul's Church United Church of Christ in Milltown, and the St. Paul's Women's Guild for...
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Estelle Elkind Nyer

December 25, 1918 - July 7, 2017

Estelle Elkind Nyer, of Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. She was 98. Born in Manhattan, she lived in Far Rockaway and Forest Hills, NY before moving to Tinton Falls 12 years ago. Estelle's family fondly remembers her wonderful zest for life. Estelle loved to travel and had a tremendous sense of adventure. She was also passionate about theater and music,...
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Anne Shehade

March 30, 1919 - July 6, 2017

Anne Shehade, of New Brunswick, passed away Thursday, July 06, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 98. Born In Bayonne NJ, she was raised in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1995 she moved back to the United States and resided in New Brunswick. She was a member of the Our Lady of Peace Sodality in Beirut and St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church in Franklin Twp. Mrs...
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Narmadaben Patel

February 1, 1947 - July 2, 2017

Narmadaben M Patel, 70, peacefully passed away in JFK Medical Center in Edison NJ. On January 23, 1977 she married Maganbhai H Patel, who preceded her in death on November 17, 2013. She was completely devoted to the Hindu religion and overcame many obstacles in her life from the moment she immigrated to the United States in 1977. From limited financial resources, to comprehending and later...
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Anna Holmes

September 23, 1930 - June 22, 2017

Anna Holmes of East Brunswick passed away peacefully at home on Thursday June 22, 2017 in her 86th year, with her family by her side. She was born in Perth Amboy, lived in Avenel, Lodi, South Hackensack and Garfield before moving to East Brunswick 20 years ago. Mrs. Holmes worked as a mail clerk for US Postal Service at the Palisades Park Post Office for 20 years, Bergen Pines Regional Medical...
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Haifa Kassas

November 6, 1941 - June 22, 2017

It is with saddenned hearts that we announce the passing of Haifa Kassas, 74 Years young. Haifa was a wife, a mother of five, a grandmother of thirteen, a great grandmother of eight (and counting), and a true friend. In every role of her life she shined with joy, kindness, compassion, and unrelenting love. Haifa Baroud was born in Metin, Lebanon on November 11th, 1941 and met and married the...
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Richard Dallas

May 3, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Richard Dallas, formerly of Milltown, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at home. He was 86. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown most of his life before moving to the Rossmoor section of Monroe Twp. in 2010. Richie served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for PSE&G in New Brunswick for 37 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the IBEW Union at PSE&G....
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Roberta "Robin" Moran

November 18, 1953 - June 16, 2017

Roberta "Robin" Moran, of East Brunswick, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 63. Having grown up in Bayonne, she moved to East Brunswick in 1986. She was loving caregiver to her family and loved spending time with them. Surviving is her husband Michael Moran; her daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Jaysen LeSage of Ewing...
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Henry Karabin

March 4, 1926 - June 14, 2017

Henry Karabin, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Spring Hills in Somerset. He was 91. Born and raised in NYC, he lived most of his life in Staten Island before moving to North Brunswick in 2011. Henry served in the US Navy during WWII. Before retiring he was a mail carrier for the United States Post Office in NYC for 30 years. He briefly worked for Hunter College...
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