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

Vimal Bharatiya

October 11, 1944 - December 3, 2021

Vimal Bharatiya, of Monmouth Junction, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at Merwick Care Center in Plainsboro. She was 77. Born in Indore, India, she received her Master's in Sociology from Agra University, India. She has decades of multifaceted career, as a teacher, Principal & Social worker in India, before coming to the United States in 2010. Vimal enjoyed spending time empowering...
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Blanche A. Bianco

September 28, 1923 - November 30, 2021

Blanche A. Bianco, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday November 30, 2021 at Parker at Somerset. She was 98 years young. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Milltown most of her life. Blanche was a loving Wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Sister and Dear Friend. Blanche worked for Personnel Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson for 10 years. After her beloved husband Charles passed in...
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Renay S. McCaman

November 12, 1950 - November 30, 2021

Renay Sharon McCaman, age 71 of North Brunswick, NJ passed away peacefully with her husband and daughters by her side on Tuesday, November 30th. She's predeceased by her parents Charles Friedman (d. 1976) and Rhoda Friedman (d. 2021). She grew up in Edison, NJ, graduating from Edison High School in 1969 and a long time resident of North Brunswick, NJ. Renay was an elementary school teacher for 31...
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Milton J. Novak, Jr.

September 21, 1932 - November 25, 2021

Milton J. Novak Jr., of Milltown, passed away Thanksgiving morning at home on November 25, 2021. He was 89. Born in South River, he's lived in Milltown for the past 65 years. Milt served in the United States Airforce during the Korean War. He received his bachelor degree in Engineering from Virginia Military Institute. Milt retired in 1998 as an environmental engineer from Schering...
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Therese El Khoury Souaid

March 5, 1948 - November 23, 2021

Therese El Khoury Souaid, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Hackensack Medical Center. She was 73. Born in Jbeil (Byblos), Lebanon; but lived her last 4 years in New Jersey with her son. Since her husband passed away early on, Therese mother of four kids, took charge of her family, opening her own business helping and guiding her kids through her example to success in life. ...
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Joyce Maso

February 9, 1932 - November 21, 2021

Joyce Maso, of Skillman, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Princeton Medical Center. She was 89. Born in Newark, she lived in Maplewood, East Brunswick and Princeton before moving to Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman. A true Jersey Girl. Joyce had a life-long love of teaching which did not end with her retirement as the head of the high school English department after more...
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Keith Butterfield

November 20, 1955 - November 15, 2021

It is with great sadness that Keith Butterfield passed away on Monday, November 15th at the age of 65. He is predeceased by his mother Mary and his brother George. He is survived by his sister Kathy of Pittsburgh PA, his brother Thomas of East Brunswick, NJ, his brother Patrick of Spotswood, NJ, along with many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the women and men of Keith's...
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Michael Urban, Jr.

September 29, 1949 - November 14, 2021

Michael W. Urban, Jr., formerly of East Windsor, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park. He was 72. Born on a US Naval Base in Patuxent River, MD., he grew up in Clark NJ, then resided in North Brunswick for several years before moving to East Windsor in 1998. He served in the US Marine Corps during...
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Robert L. Kolesar, Sr.

April 12, 1936 - November 11, 2021

Robert L. Kolesar Sr., of North Brunswick, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021 peacefully at home at the age of 85 surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, affectionately known as "Pop-Pop". Born in Perth Amboy, he lived in Edison before moving to North Brunswick in 1977. He served in the United States Air Force from...
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William A. Burlew

July 21, 1938 - November 10, 2021

William A. Burlew, of Edison, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Embassy Manor in Edison. He was 83. Born and raised in Milltown, he lived in North Carolina before moving to Edison in 1977. Bill was a foreman for NJ Aluminum in New Brunswick for over 30 years, before retiring. He spend many years volunteering his time to the Edison Angels Softball League. He was a fan of the...
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Padmaben Surti

June 6, 1938 - November 10, 2021

Padmaben Surti, of Edison, left for her heavenly abode on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. She was 83. Padmaben was very caring, kind and treated everyone like family. Her positive energy, love for life and radiant smile will forever be remembered. Ba! as she was refereed to by her loved ones, will be missed dearly. She enjoyed cooking and watching television. Above all, she enjoyed spending time...
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Jodi Marcou

November 15, 1959 - November 7, 2021

Jodi Marcou, of Kendall Park, passed away on Sunday November 7th, 2021 at the age of 61. Jodi was born in Queens, New York to Louis and Edith Wexler. Jodi lived in Delaware where she attended high school. After High School she went to Rider University. She eventually settled in New Jersey with her husband David, moving to Kendall Park 24 years ago. She worked at Rutgers University as a...
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Shantha K Iengar

March 14, 1933 - November 7, 2021

Shantha K. Iengar, of India, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 at her daughter's home in East Brunswick. She was 88. Born in Mysuru, India, she enjoyed visiting the United States, Kashi and Madurai. She enjoyed doing threadwork and being with her family. Shantha is predeceased by her husband Parthasarathy Iyengar. Surviving is her daughter Vani Koratekere (Suresh) of East Brunswick...
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Lillian M. O'Shea

February 26, 1929 - November 6, 2021

Lillian M. O'Shea, formerly of North Brunswick, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at her home in Rockport, MA. She was 92. Born in Harrison, NJ, after her marriage to Patrick, she lived in Old Bridge and North Brunswick. After Patrick passed away in 1982, she moved in with her son Alan and Rae, Katie, Susan and Patrick in Somerset and then Kendall Park. Alan passed away in 2012 and she...
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Barbara Ashendorf

February 9, 1931 - November 2, 2021

Barbara Ashendorf, of Monroe Twp., passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Parker at Monroe. She was 90. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she lived in North Brunswick before retiring to Sarasota, Florida, where she lived for 30 years. She moved back to New Jersey, residing in Stonegate at Parker in Highland Park, and more recently to Parker at Monroe. Bobbi was an accounting clerk for...
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Thomas F. Murray, Jr.

April 16, 1938 - November 1, 2021

Thomas F. Murray, Jr., of East Brunswick, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. He was 83. Born in Washington DC, he lived in Clinton – Annandale area and New Brunswick, before moving to East Brunswick in 1969. He was an electrician and 50 year member with the IBEW 456 in North Brunswick. Tom served in the United States Navy during the Korean...
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Dorothy Baird Schroff

November 29, 1930 - October 28, 2021

Dorothy (Petty) Baird Schroff, formerly of East Brunswick and Milltown, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. She was 90. She's predeceased by her first husband Leonard Baird Jr. (d. 1972) and her 2nd husband Edward Schroff (d. 2000). She's also predeceased by her children Leonard Charles Baird III (d. 1954), baby Cynthia Marie (d. 1957)...
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Msgr. Maroun P Asmar

October 27, 1933 - October 22, 2021

Monsignor Maroun P. Asmar, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Sisters of the Cross retirement home for priests, in Brumanna, Lebanon. He was 87. Born in Jezzine, Lebanon, he had an interest in becoming a priest while in high school. Lack of finances led him to leave Jezzine and go to Beirut to learn the trade of cabinet making. He then opened up a cabinet shop in...
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Lilavatiben C Patel

January 8, 1936 - October 17, 2021

Lilavatiben C. Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at home. She was 85. Born in Mota Abipura, India, she came to the United States in 1992. Lalavatiben enjoyed cooking and reading. She was very spiritual and loved being with her family. She's predeceased by her husband Chhotabhai Patel (d. 1998). Surviving are her daughters Maya Patel and Rita Patel, both of...
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James W. Rehill

April 3, 1965 - October 15, 2021

James W. Rehill, formerly of Milltown, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021, in Palm Springs, California. He was 56. Born in Englewood, NJ, he was raised in Milltown and graduated from Spotswood High School. He lived in East Windsor before moving to Cathedral City, CA over 10 years ago. Jim was self employed in California. Previously he had worded for the Daily News in NYC. He loved...
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John F. Romagna

October 29, 1964 - October 15, 2021

John F. Romagna, formerly of Milltown, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021. He was 56. Born in New Brunswick, he grew up in Milltown and attended Our Lady of Lourdes School. He lived in Palm Springs, CA before moving to Mt.Laurel, NJ a few years ago. John was a former member of the Painters Union. He earned a Black Belt in Taekwondo and was a Coach. He had a passion for motorcycles and...
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Kathleen Kimber

May 2, 1954 - October 14, 2021

Kathleen Kimber, formerly of Milltown, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Crystal Lake Care Center in Bayville. She was 67. Born in Somerville, she grew up in Edison before moving to Milltown over 15 years ago. She received a Bachelor's degree and had attended Theology school. Kathy and her twin sister Emily were always together and were very active in the United Methodist Church...
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Doris Seikaly

December 13, 1926 - October 14, 2021

Doris Seikaly, of Watchung, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Somerset Woods in Somerset. She was 94. Born in Palestine, she came to the United States in 1948 and resided in Syracuse, NY. She lived in Lebanon and Athens, Greece, before moving to New Jersey. Doris was very active in St. Elias Orthodox Church in Syracuse. She was part of St. Elias's church choir and Ladies...
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Indravadan C. Patel

February 23, 1945 - October 8, 2021

Indravadan C. Patel, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ at the age of 76. Born in Bhadran, India, he grew up in Sojitra, and came to the United States in 1972. He resided in New Jersey, Cincinnati and Tampa before moving to Jacksonville, Florida in 2012. Indravadan worked in pharmacy and healthcare...
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Ramon "Mike" Sieminski

August 16, 1937 - October 8, 2021

Ramon "Mike" H. Sieminski, of Monroe Twp, NJ, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at home. He was 84. Born in Yonkers, NY, he lived in Saddle River and North Brunswick before moving to Monroe Twp. 20 years ago. Mike was a contractor for 50 years and owned Sieminski & Co. in New Jersey and Arizona, before retiring in 2018. Considered a construction innovator, he developed soil cement and...
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Douglas J. Foley

March 28, 1942 - October 7, 2021

Douglas J. Foley, of North Brunswick, passed away Thursday, Octobe 7, 2021 at home. He was 79. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he's lived in North Brunswick for the past 41 years. Doug was a fireman and driver with the New Brunswick Fire Department for 32 years, retiring in 2001. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. He was a member of the Lenape Rod and...
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Lawrence H. Perkel

November 1, 1943 - October 3, 2021

Lawrence H. Perkel, of East Brunswick, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at home. He was 77. Born in Newark, he lived in New Brunswick before moving to East Brunswick 43 years ago. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was an insurance agent for New York Life, before retiring. Larry was a member of the East Brunswick Jewish Center. He enjoyed gardening and...
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Surendra M. Daiya

May 3, 1940 - October 2, 2021

Surendra M. Daiya, of Jersey City, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021 at home. He was 81. Born in Karachi, India, he came to the United States in 2018. Surendra was self employed before retiring. He loved being with his family. He's predeceased by his brother Narendra Daiya (d. 2020) and his sister Manjula Thakkar (d. 2016). Surviving is his wife Prabha (Thakkar) Daiya; his sons...
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Diane M. (Petry) Kuzma

March 29, 1963 - October 1, 2021

Diane M. (Petry) Kuzma, age 58, passed away on October 1, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Milltown, she lived there all of her life. She graduated Spotswood High School in 1981. Diane had worked as a receptionist for American Chiropratic Center in Milltown a few years ago. She was a parishioner of St. Paul's Church in Milltown and a member of the Milltown Fire Department...
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Charles J. Jegou

August 7, 1938 - September 30, 2021

Charles J. Jegou, of Milltown, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 83. Born at home in Milltown, he lived there all of his life. He served in the United States Army from 1961-1967. He worked as an electrician for Schweitzer-Mauduit International in Spotswood, for over 40 years, retiring in 1998. Charlie was a...
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Pierre I. Khoury

September 8, 1999 - September 20, 2021

Pierre I. Khoury, of North Brunswick, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 22. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in North Brunswick all of his life. He was a 2017 graduate of North Brunswick High School, where he played soccer, basketball, volleyball and swimming. He received his...
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Robert J. Kraemer

January 24, 1937 - September 13, 2021

Robert J. Kraemer, formerly of Milltown, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 84. Born in Elizabeth, he lived in North Brunswick, and Milltown for 57 years, before moving back to North Brunswick 4 years ago. He served in the United States Army from 1956 – 1958. He received a BA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...
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Juliana Ripp

September 19, 1927 - September 10, 2021

Juliana Ripp, a Holocaust survivor, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at her home in Pine Brook, NJ. She was 93. Born in Kac Yugoslavia, she met her husband Martin, after they both were freed from the Holocaust. They married in 1945 and moved to Israel before coming to the United States in 1951. They resided in Maspeth NY, Flushing NY and eventually moved to Springfield, NJ in 1964. ...
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Gertrude Shutt

June 27, 1928 - September 8, 2021

Gertrude Shutt, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Cranbury Care Center in Monroe Twp. She was 93. Born and raised in New Brunswick, she lived most of her life in North Brunswick. Gertrude was a cook for over 20 years for the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, before retiring. Previously she had worked for a bakery and a toothpaste factory. She enjoyed exercising...
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Kathleen Clark Muscarella

September 22, 1943 - September 5, 2021

Please note - MASKS ARE REQUIRED Kathleen Clark Muscarella, of Milltown, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at home. She was 77. Known to her family and friends as "Kathy," she was born and raised in New Brunswick and lived in Milltown most of her life. She was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in New Brunswick. Before her retirement, Kathy was employed by Spotswood Post Office for...
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Dr. C. Daniel Lindblom

December 11, 1935 - September 3, 2021

Dr. C. Daniel Lindblom, of Highland Park, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 85. Born in Jamestown, NY, he was the son of Harold C. Lindblom and Mabel Anderson. He graduated from Jamestown High School and attended Eastman School of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He went on to pursue a master's degree...
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Jado Ram Goel

September 2, 1939 - September 1, 2021

Jado Ram Goel, of Marlboro, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at AristacareNursing Home in South Plainfield. He was one day shy of his 82nd birthday. Mr. Goel was born in Shamli, India, and lived in New Delhi for several decades before moving to the United States in 1991. He resided in Marlboro for over 20 years. He received his Masters in Commerce from University of Meerut,...
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Helen E Bannier-Duszynski

October 4, 1920 - August 26, 2021

Helen E. Bannier-Duszynski, formerly of Milltown, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Brandywine Assistant Living in Toms River, She was 100. Born and raised in Milltown, she lived in Los Angeles, East Brunswick and North Brunswick, before moving to Toms River three years ago. Helen was a telephone operator for NJ Bell, a receptionist for Bristol Myer Squibb, and a dispatcher for...
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Roy W Pierce, Jr.

July 18, 1944 - August 17, 2021

Roy W. Pierce Jr., of the Sewaren section of Woodbridge, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at JFK Hartwycke Cedar Brook Park Avenue Care Center in Plainfield. He was 77. Born in Jersey City, he was raised in Bergenfield, where he was in the Boy Scouts. He played the trumpet in the Bergenfield High School Marching Band and performed in the Macy's Day Parade. He also was an all star...
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Kantibhai F. Patel

August 5, 1941 - August 17, 2021

Kantibhai F. Patel, formerly of Edison, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at his home in Plainsboro. He was 80. Born in Lingda, Gujarat India, he came to the United States in 1996. He resided in Edison for 23 years, before moving to Plainsboro last year. Kantibhai was a civil engineer for the Indian Government before retiring. He enjoyed yoga, walking and exercise. Surviving is his...
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Constance T. Ellis

February 28, 1932 - August 14, 2021

Constance T. Ellis, of Edison, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021 at her daughter's home in Piscataway. She was 89. Born in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge, she lived in Edison most of her life. She was a secretary for 37 years, for the Raritan Valley Bus Service in Edison, retiring in 2010. She was a graduate of Middlesex County College. Connie was a longtime parishioner of St...
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Gunvantbhai Amin

August 23, 1945 - August 14, 2021

Gunvantbhai G. Amin passed away peacefully on Saturday August 14th 2021. Mr. Amin was born on August 23rd 1945 in Choranda India. Gunvantbhai attended school and was a farmer for many years in India before moving to America in 2011. Gunvantbhai is survived by his son Devendrakumar Amin (Vaishaliben) of India, Kamleshkumar Amin (Parulben) of Dayton NJ. His daughter Minaben Patel (Dipakbhai) of...
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Mary Lynn Torre

January 24, 1955 - August 11, 2021

Mary Lynn Torre, of North Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at home. She was 66. Known to her family and friends as "Lynn," she was born in New Brunswick, raised in Milltown, and lived in North Brunswick most of her life. She was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in New Brunswick. Before her recent retirement, Lynn was employed by the Johnson & Johnson company for 30...
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Anna L. Lipovsky

February 14, 1951 - August 11, 2021

Anna Louise Lipovsky (nee Krewinkel) passed away with her loving husband by her side, on Wednesday August 11th, 2021, at the age of 70. Ann was born on February 14th, 1951 in Woodbridge, NJ. She spent her early years in Iselin, NJ, and later Woodbridge, where she graduated 3rd in her class in 1969. After high school, Ann graduated from Douglass College (Rutgers University) with a double major...
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Sebastian Skistimas

August 20, 2000 - August 8, 2021

Sebastian Skistimas passed away on Sunday August 8th at the age of 20. Sebastian was born on August 20th, 2000, in New Brunswick. He attended school in Edison and graduated from Edison High School. After High School he mainly working as a mechanic at many jobs. Currently he was working with Stearn Brothers Roofing. Sebastian loved playing sports especially football in high school. But his...
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Dr. Robert J. Zullo

January 20, 1926 - August 6, 2021

Dr. Robert J. Zullo, of North Brunswick, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 at Parker Nursing Home in New Brunswick. He was 95. Dr. Zullo was born and raised in Port Reading, NJ and graduated Woodbridge High School in 1942. He attended Northwestern University and joined the Navy attending Harvard Medical School under the GI Bill. After graduating medical school, Dr. Zullo attended residency...
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Dhinker Philip

August 7, 1978 - July 31, 2021

Dhinker Philip, of Basking Ridge, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 in New Jersey. He was 42. Born in Arumurikkada, Kundara, Kerala, he studied in Little Flower High School, Kundara, Kollam and St. Jude High School, Mukhathala. He completed his Pre-Degree at Fatima Mata National College, Kollam and attained his Mechanical Engineering degree from College of Engineering, Adoor. Dhinker...
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Eloise Porter Murray

October 11, 1942 - July 23, 2021

Eloise Porter Murray, of East Brunswick, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 78. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in North Brunswick before moving to East Brunswick 51 years ago. She received her BS from Douglas College and her Master's from Rutgers University. Eloise was a clinical speech pathologist for East Brunswick Board of Education,...
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Ronald A. Dreger

January 14, 1942 - July 21, 2021

The road of life came to an end for Ronald A. Dreger with his passing at age 79, on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021. He was raised in South River NJ, attended South River public schools and graduated from South River High School. He received his higher education in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance & Commerce. He graduated in 1964 with a BS in economics. ...
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Antoine G Haddad

January 2, 1960 - July 21, 2021

Heaven has just gained an angel. It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Antoine George El-Haddad. Antoine (Tony) entered an eternal rest after he lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday July 21st, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 61. Tony was born in Falougha, Lebanon on...
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Marcelle Batrof

November 25, 1937 - July 17, 2021

Marcelle Batrof passed away peacefully on Saturday July 17, 2021, at the age of 83. Marcelle was born in 1937 and raised in Beirut Lebanon. She came to the United States in 1977 and lived in New Brunswick, Somerset before moving to East Brunswick. Marcelle was a seamstress most of her life. She was known as a great cook and loving grandmother. She loved Taco Bell, going to Six Flags Great...
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Helen Albala

October 24, 1924 - July 11, 2021

Helen Albala passed away peacefully on July 11th, 2021, at the age of 96. Born in Paterson October 29th, 1924. She lived most of her life in the Bronx and Queens NY where she raised her family. Before spending the last part of her life in Monroe Twp, New Jersey. Helen worked most of her life as a medical Secretary. Besides working, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great...
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William A Ellison

October 3, 1939 - July 8, 2021

William A. Ellison, of Milltown, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at home. He was 81. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he lived most of his life in Milltown. He was a graduate of St. Peter's High School and a parishioner of St. Mary of Mt. Virgin RC Church in New Brunswick. Bill retired from Carolina Freight Carriers. As a young man he had delivered milk for his uncle's dairy in...
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Jaswant Mody

May 20, 1938 - July 4, 2021

Jaswant "Jay" Bhailal Mody passed away suddenly on the Fourth of July, 2021 in his hometown of Piscataway, NJ at the age of 83. Jaswant was born in Mumbai, India on May 20, 1938. He was raised with 4 brothers and 3 sisters. After attending the University of Bombay, he followed his dream to come to the United States of America for freedom and opportunity. Jaswant worked and saved for the fare,...
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Louis H Cooper

January 5, 1927 - June 25, 2021

Louis H. Cooper, of Piscataway, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at Roosevelt Care Center in Edison. He was 94. Born in the Bronx, he lived in Edison before moving to Piscataway 20 years ago. Lou was a salesman for Maidenform in Bayonne, for 40 years, before retiring in 1997. Previously he worked for Strouse Adler and Munsingwear in NYC. He loved sports and was a Mets fan. He was a...
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Shantaben C Patel

June 1, 1948 - June 24, 2021

Shantaben C. Patel, of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2021 at her daughter's home in North Brunswick. She was 73. Born in Jalundh, Gujarat, India, she moved to Canada in 2012. Shantaben enjoyed singing spiritual songs and reading. She loved to cook, travel, learning new things and serving others. She will be deeply missed by her loving family. Surviving is...
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Dorothy A. Feldman

December 13, 1924 - June 16, 2021

Dorothy A. Feldman, formerly of Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at The Elms in Cranbury. She was 96. Born in Brooklyn, she lived there most of her life before moving to New Jersey in 2019. Dorothy worked for New York Telephone Co. – Verizon of New York, for over 40 years, before retiring. She enjoyed reading, vacationing in the Bahamas and going on cruises. She's...
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Sushila B Patel

May 17, 1942 - June 15, 2021

Sushila B. Patel, of Bridgewater, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. She was 79. Born in Uttersanda India, she came to the United States in 1985. She resided in Union before moving to Bridgewater seven years ago. Sushila was devoted to her home. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She adored her grandchildren. She...
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Wayne Otis Johnson

October 25, 1964 - June 13, 2021

Wayne Otis Johnson was born on October 25, 1964 to Cleophus & Audrey Johnson-Boyd, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He transitioned from his labor to reward on June 13, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. He was 56 years old. Otis, Big "O", "Sito" or "Romeo", as he was known, attended and graduated from the New Brunswick Public School system. He also attended...
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Sheela Jani

May 17, 1945 - June 13, 2021

Sheela Jani of Hazlet passed away peacefully June 13th, 2021, at the age of 76. She was born in Talaja and grew up in Bhavnagar India, before coming to America in 1971. She graduated with two masters in sociology and criminology from Gujarat University. She worked for many employers, but spent most of her career with AT&T as an analyst. Sheela enjoyed doing Yoga, cooking for the...
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Jacqueline A. Riepl

October 10, 1936 - June 9, 2021

Jacqueline Anne (York) Riepl, age 84, passed away June 9, 2021 at her home in Vero Beach. She was born in South River, New Jersey, briefly lived in Milltown and raised her family in East Brunswick where she coached cheerleading and was an active member of St Bartholomew's Church. She and husband Frank moved to Florida in 1999 for retirement. She was a member of all-state chorus for 3 years...
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Rhoda Friedman

November 5, 1926 - June 9, 2021

Rhoda Friedman, of Hillsborough NJ, passed away Wednesday, June 09, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Somerville. She was 94. Born in Bayonne, she lived in Edison and South Brunswick before moving to Hillsborough two years ago. She owned a luncheonette in Old Bridge with her husband Charles for 15 years. Then she worked for Paley and Tucker Real Estate Investors in Edison for 20...
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Donald H. Petry II

June 5, 1966 - June 8, 2021

Donald H. Petry II, formerly of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Centra State Hospital in Freehold. He was 55. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown most of his life, before moving to Millstone Twp a few years ago. Don was a retired Sergeant with the Milltown Police Department. He ran the DARE program at both Joyce Kilmer School and Our Lady of Lourdes School in...
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Nancy L. Visokay

January 19, 1937 - May 31, 2021

Nancy L. Visokay, of Milltown, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at Care One in East Brunswick. She was 84. Born in Piscataway, she lived in Milltown for most of her life. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown, a member of the American Legion Post 25 Ladies Auxiliary and the Milltown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Nancy loved being with her family. She enjoyed...
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Atulbhai N Patel

January 19, 1960 - May 29, 2021

Atulbhai N. Patel, of Franklin Park, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 55. Born in Nadiad, Gujarat India, he came to the United States in 2016. He has lived in Franklin Park for the past 5 years. Atul was currently working for US Pharma LLC in North Brunswick. He enjoyed the Indian culture, listening to music and watching movies. He...
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Ella Patel

October 6, 1960 - May 26, 2021

Ella Patel, of Franklin Park, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at home. She was 60. Born in Kolkata, India, she came to the United States in 2008. She resided in Edison and Piscataway, before moving to Franklin Park four years ago. Ella worked for Loreal Cosmetics warehouse in Monmouth Junction. She was well known for her cooking and she loved reading. Surviving is her loving...
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Renée M. Bruno

September 15, 1923 - May 25, 2021

Renée M. Bruno, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at home. She was 97. Born in Deville Lés Rouen, France, she met her husband Anthony A. Bruno during WWII. They married in 1945 and she came to the United States in 1947. Renée was a secretary for Bristol Myers Squibb in New Brunswick, before retiring. She's predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Anthony A. Bruno (d....
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Gloria Kamenz

January 6, 1937 - May 22, 2021

Gloria Kamenz, of Milltown, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at home. She was 84. Born in Somerville, she lived in Franklin Township and North Brunswick before moving to Milltown 23 years ago. Gloria was currently an assistant to the director for the Milltown Senior Citizens. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and for the Alzheimer's Association. She loved gardening and was an avid...
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Cynthia R. Jamison

April 26, 1972 - May 19, 2021

Cynthia R. Jamison, of Highland Park, passed away May 19, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 49. Born in Ocala, Florida, she lived in Edison before moving to Highland Park several years ago. Cindy had various driving jobs over the years. Most recently she worked for U-Haul for U-Box services, and as checker cab located in Highland Park. She...
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Harald A. Bisgaard, II

November 15, 1929 - May 17, 2021

Harald A. Bisgaard II, of North Plainfield, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at home. He was 91. Born in Plainfield, he grew up in North Plainfield, before moving to Edison 60 years ago and moved back to North Plainfield 35 years ago. Harald was a civil engineer and had his own surveying business. He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Edison. He belonged to the Danish...
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Joan P. Trent

September 21, 1946 - May 16, 2021

Joan P. Trent, of South Brunswick, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 74. Born in New Brunswick, she lived Milltown before moving to the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick Joan was a very dedicated member and Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg. She was the owner of the Milltown Ice Cream Depot for the past 25 years. ...
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Yan Veselyy

September 20, 1934 - May 12, 2021

Yan Veselyy, of New Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 86. Born in Mytishchi, Russia, he lived in Kiev Ukraine while working as a construction engineer. In 1994, Yan came to the United States and resided in Brooklyn for several years before moving to New Brunswick 17 years ago. Yan enjoyed reading, politics...
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Kantaben R Patel

March 7, 1936 - May 11, 2021

Kantaben R. Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at home. She was 85. Born in Gujarat India, she came to the United States in 1989. She's lived in Piscataway ever since she came to the US. Kantaben enjoyed cooking and knitting. She's predeceased by her husband Rambhai Patel (d. 1995) Surviving are her six loving children: Indiraben and Rajendra Patel of Toronto,...
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S. George Blitzer

April 4, 1939 - May 2, 2021

Seymour George Blitzer, of East Brunswick, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was 82. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Mt. Vernon NY, Los Gatos CA and Miami before moving to East Brunswick several years ago. He served in the United States Army in the early 1960's. George was a talented artist, specializing is portraits. He graduated from Pratt Institute in NYC. Some former...
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Ratilal S. Patel

December 14, 1945 - May 1, 2021

Ratilal S. Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at home. He was 75. Born in Langhnaj, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 2001. He resided in Edison before moving to Piscataway 10 years ago. Ratilal was a cashier for BP Gas Station in Plainfield, before retiring in 2011. He received his BS in chemistry and owned a plastic manufacturing business in India. ...
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Ralph B. McNeil, Jr.

October 22, 1958 - April 29, 2021

Ralph B. McNeil, Jr. was born on October 22, 1958 at Middlesex Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ to loving parents, Ralph B. McNeil Sr and Mary Jane McNeil. Ralph entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 29, 2021. He was affectionately called "Ralphie" by all of his family and neighborhood friends. He loved telling stories of his experiences to whomever wanted to listen, but he also had a...
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Patricia Fesler Pellichero

March 25, 1931 - April 22, 2021

Patricia L. (Fesler) Pellichero, of Milltown, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at home. She was 90. Born in New Brunswick, she's lived in Milltown since 1956. She was a speech pathologist for Roosevelt Hospital in Edison for 17 years, retiring in 1993. She received her BA from Trenton State College and her Master in speech pathology & audiology from Rutgers University in 1974. She was...
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Sujatat Roy

May 26, 1939 - April 19, 2021

Sujata Roy of Princeton, NJ passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at Spring Hills Senior Living in Princeton. She was 81. Sujata Roy was born in 1939 in East Bengal, India, in what is now the village of Khalahati, Bangladesh. She was the second oldest of five siblings. Her parents, Amaresh and Archana Pramanik, were a high-school teacher and women's activist in India's Independence Movement. ...
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Violeta Mota

December 11, 1952 - April 9, 2021

Violeta Mota, born on December 11th, 1952 passed on April 9th, 2021 at the age of 68. Violeta was born in the town of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic to parents Gloria and Rufino Mota. At the age of 16, she arrived to join her immigrant family in Brooklyn, NY where she began her American journey by helping support her eight sisters and brothers and would then go on to graduate from Cosmetology...
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Fu-Kuei Chang

December 3, 1919 - April 8, 2021

Fu-Kuei Chang, of East Brunswick, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at home. He was 101. Born in Shansi Province, China, he came to the United States in 1945 to get his PHD from Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA. He lived in Queens before moving to East Brunswick several years ago. Mr. Chang was a civil engineer. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad after receiving his PHD. He...
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Marilyn Jean Milonas

March 11, 1940 - April 7, 2021

Marilyn Jean Milonas passed from the loving arms of family into the hands of her Heavenly Father on April 7, 2021 at home in Jefferson Township, NJ. She succumbed to the ravages of her long and devastating battle with cancer. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Marilyn grew up in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Marilyn was predeceased by her...
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Kenneth R. Armwood, Jr.

October 15, 1974 - March 29, 2021

Kenneth Armwood, or "Kenny" as many of his friends called him, was a man who put the world before himself. Whether you grew up with him in Newark, Irvington, or Piscataway, or had the privilege of walking beside him at a local parade, he knew your mother's name and asked about a recent event in your life. He remembered from the last conversation you had with him and he kept up with your victories...
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Michele "Shelly" Ann Butrica

November 25, 1953 - March 28, 2021

Michele Ann Butrica, age 67, of Ellenton, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Michele was born November 25, 1953 in Trenton, New Jersey to Patricia Pierce and Rev Ellsworth Stone. Shelly, as she was affectionately known, loved Jesus, people, and especially her family. She was the unofficial President of the local "Yankees Fan Club". She was very kind, gracious, gentle, and patient....
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David G. Chehade

April 4, 1943 - March 24, 2021

David G. Chehade, of East Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 77. Born in Beirut Lebanon, he came to the United States in 1971. He lived in Detroit, MI and most of his life in North Brunswick, before moving to East Brunswick 5 years ago. He was in charge of security for Union Carbide / Dow Chemical, for 18 years, retiring in...
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Richard F. Simons

April 12, 1937 - March 22, 2021

Richard F. Simons, of East Brunswick, passed away March 22, 2021, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 83. Richard grew up in Jersey City until finishing high school in 1955 and then moved to East Brunswick. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1956 to 1960. After his military service Richard moved to East Brunswick, where he lived,...
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Dr. Daniel M. Greenwald

November 19, 1943 - March 21, 2021

Dr. Daniel M. Greenwald, of Highland Park, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Care One Somerset Valley in Bridgewater. He was 77. Born in Boston, MA, he lived in Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL and Fayetteville, NC before moving to Highland Park in 1981. Daniel grew up in Dorchester, a mixed working-class neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He loved the older wandering streets and...
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Helen E. Riva

June 11, 1926 - March 15, 2021

Helen E. Riva, formerly of Milltown, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 94. Born in Weehawken, she lived in Milltown for over 65 years before moving recently to Franklin Township. Helen was a lunch aid for Milltown Public Schools for many years. She was a parishioner of Nativity Lutheran Church in East Brunswick, and former President of...
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Scott V. Putnam

December 2, 1963 - March 10, 2021

Scott V. Putnam, of Milltown, passed away March 10, 2021. He was 58. Born in New Brunswick, he's lived in various places over the years. He's predeceased by his parents Frank and Patricia (Slover) Putnam. Surviving are his cousins Tracey Slover, Kelly Worth, Harold Slover Jr. and Robert Slover, and their families. Services were private. Arrangements were by The Crabiel Home for...
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Catherine Waldron Jones D'Isa

December 9, 1937 - March 9, 2021

Catherine Waldron Jones D'Isa, of Piscataway, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, surrounded by her loving family. She was 83. Born in Fall River, MA, she was raised in Essex, CT, and attended the University of Illinois. She met her future husband Frank D'Isa on college break and eloped a week later. They lived in New Haven, CT,...
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Michele A. Tallman

October 26, 1967 - March 4, 2021

Michele A. Tallman, of Hillsborough, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at home. She was 53. Born in Jamaica Queens, she grew up in Spotswood and lived in Middlesex before moving to her Hillsborough home over 20 years ago. Michele was a dedicated Financial Analysis for AT&T for the past 33 years. She was the AT&T New Jersey Finance Department's Community Service Leader, where she...
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Vasant S. Jagad

January 2, 1931 - March 1, 2021

Vasant (Jajal) Jagad, of Hillsborough, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 at home. She was 90. Born in Zanzibar, she married Surendra Hariray Jagad in 1959 in Rajkot, Gujarat. She came to the United States in 1988 and resided in Edison, Manalapan and Kendall Park, before moving to Hillsborough 10 years ago. Vasant loved nature and enjoyed gardening, cooking and sight seeing. She's...
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Frank Cannataro

May 20, 1935 - February 21, 2021

Frank Cannataro, of East Brunswick, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 85. Born in Aprigliano, Italy, he and his wife Quinta came to the United States in 1970. He's lived in East Brunswick for the past 40 years. Frank last worked for Shop-Rite in East Brunswick, in the produce department. Previously he had owned...
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Estelle I. Varga

April 6, 1938 - February 20, 2021

Estelle I. Varga, of Milltown, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 82. Born in South Bound Brook, she moved to Milltown in 1960. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. She also was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader. She loved reading, bird watching and gardening. She and her husband...
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Kevin J. Michael

December 27, 1986 - February 15, 2021

Kevin J. Michael, of Milltown, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 34. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown all of his life. Kevin was a Police Officer with the Asbury Park Police Department, for the past 12 years. He enjoyed heavy metal music, playing the drums and recording music. He loved motorcycles, tattoos and his cats. He will be sadly...
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Joseph G. Sandar, Jr.

July 21, 1957 - February 14, 2021

Joseph G. Sandar, Jr. of Milltown, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 63. Born in Somerville, he lived in Branchburg before moving to Milltown several years ago. He was a window installer and carpenter. Before retiring in 2019, he had worked for Valient. Joe loved to be on his boat. He was an avid fisherman and...
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Gloria Silverstein

January 27, 1930 - February 14, 2021

Gloria Silverstein of East Brunswick passed away on Sunday, Feb 14, 2021, at Parker Nursing Home in Piscataway. A beloved retired Kindergarten teacher and founding member of the East Brunswick Jewish Center – along with her husband Seymour – Gloria was born in Brooklyn, NY 91 years ago, the eldest of two children born to Abraham and Irene Katz. She grew up in Brooklyn, attending Hunter...
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Walter G. Shiffner

January 2, 1943 - February 11, 2021

Walter G. Shiffner Jr., of Piscataway, passed away February 11, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 78. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Piscataway for the past several years. Walter worked for the North Plainfield Board of Education before retiring. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Walter loved fishing and hunting in...
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Sylvia Weg

March 19, 1924 - February 8, 2021

Sylvia Weg, a survivor of the Holocaust, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at Madison Crossing in Freehold. She was 96. Born in Loket, Czechoslovakia, she lived in Jackson Heights, Queens, and Sunrise, FL before moving to Freehold. Sylvia was a Holocaust survivor, spending time in Auschwitz. She lost both parents and four brothers in the Holocaust. She and her sister and two brothers...
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Vidyaben N Shah

November 26, 1934 - February 6, 2021

Vidyaben N. Shah, of Colonia, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at JFK Medical Center in Edison. She was 86. Born in Gujarat, India, she came to the United States in 2000, residing in Colonia section of Woodbridge. Vidyaben was very devoted to Lord Krishna and praying to the Gods. She enjoyed cooking and being with her family. She's predeceased by her husband Natverlal Shah (d....
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Dilip Chandulal Naik

May 22, 1956 - February 5, 2021

Dilip Chandulal Naik, of Edison, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at JFK Medical Center in Edison. He was 64. Born in Ahmedabad India, he came to the United States in 2001. He lived in Bayonne before moving to Edison 3 years ago. He was a cashier for SP + Parking in New Brunswick, before retiring in 2019. Dilip was a very jolly fellow who loved making people laugh and smile. He...
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