2004-03-17 / Obituaries


William "Bill" Slutter

William "Bill" Slutter

Mr. Slutter, 70, of Belford died March 13 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Mr. Slutter lived in Middletown for most of his life. He was a service manager for McCloin Buick, where he worked for more than 40 years before retiring in 2001. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Helen; a sister, Barbara Edgell; mother- and father-in-law, Marie and Alexander Provina; and two grandsons. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Joan (Provina); a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and John Malizia of Belford; a brother, George Jr. of Lakewood; a sister, Carolyn Cramsey of California; a sister- and brother-in-law, Carol and Leonard Paulin of Belford; and one grandson. Arrangements were made by the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. A liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Church Middletown, followed by interment at the Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society, Eastern Division, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury, 07702.

Mary C. (Paoli) Rose

Mrs. Rose, 83, of Jersey City, died March 3 at Compassionate Care Hospice at Christ Hospital, Jersey City. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she had lived in Bayonne before moving to Jersey City. She worked for Jersey City State College, Jersey City, as an administrator in the English Department for Reading and Language Arts before retiring in 1985. She was predeceased by her parents, Angelo and Domenica (Micheli) Paoli; and husband Donald J. in 2000. Surviving are her sons- and daughters-in-law, Paul D. and Joanne Rose of Nevada, John and Pamela of Hazlet and James G. and Laura of Butler; brother Valentino Paoli of New York City; and six grandchildren. A funeral mass was held at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach. Day Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Caryl Joyce Markwood

Mrs. Markwood, 60, of Howell died March 4 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Jersey City, she had lived in Matawan before moving to Howell in 1989. Prior to retiring in 1975, she was employed by the Eatontown Board of Education as a teacher at the Grant Avenue School. Surviving are her husband, George Markwood; two daughters, Bernadette Russell of Sherwood, Ark., and Laura Wood of North Little Rock, Ark.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was to be held at a later date. C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia sec­tion of Howell, was in charge of arrangements.

James A. Aldrich

Mr. Aldrich, 58, of Hazlet died on March 11 at Roosevelt Care Center, Edison. Born in Jer­sey City, he also lived in Old Bridge and Jer­sey City. Mr. Aldrich was a teacher and worked for Middle Road School, Hazlet, for 30 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Hazlet Republican Club and the director of sewage authority, Hazlet. Mr. Aldrich was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Anna (Panella) Aldrich. He is survived by his wife, Barbara M. (Kopacz) Aldrich of Hazlet; two daughters, Jessica Godkin of Hazlet and Dawn Cannon of Parlin; a brother, Thomas Aldrich of Perrineville; and three grandchildren. Ar­rangements were made by Day Funeral Home Inc., Keyport. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Family Church, Union Beach, followed by interment at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet.

William K. Brenon

Mr. Brenon, 49, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen, died March 2 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Perth Amboy, he was a lifelong resident of Cliffwood Beach. He was involved in data entry at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Hightstown, for 29 years, retiring in 2003. He was predeceased by his father, George Brenon in 1985; and a brother, George Brenon in 1992. He is survived by his mother, Irene Brenon of Hazlet; his wife, Bernadette Davenport Brenon of Cliffwood Beach; a son, William Brenon Jr.; and two daughters, Ashley Brenon and Caitlynn Brenon; a brother, Mark Brenon of Florida; his mother-in-law, Bernice Davenport; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Dante "Donnie" J. Gambardella

Mr. Gambardella, 74, of Hazlet died March 5 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in New York, he was an area resident for 43 years. He was a shipping and receiving clerk for the Lindmeier Slusher Paperhouse, Rutherford, from which he retired 12 years ago. He was a communicant of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Union Beach. A sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, Mr. Gambardella served during the Korean War. He was a baseball and basketball coach for the Hazlet/Holmdel Youth Athletic League. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary Gambardella; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie Gambardella of Aberdeen, Donnie Gambardella of Matawan, Bobby and Pam Gambardella of Florida and John and Jane Gambardella of California; and four grandchildren. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Family Church. Cremation was private. The Day Funeral Home Inc., Keyport, was in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen S. Smith Cummings

Mrs. Cummings, 77, of Matawan died March 2 at Victoria Health Care, Matawan. Born in Perth Amboy, she resided in Keyport prior to moving to Matawan 54 years ago. She was the director of pharmacy at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, for 25 years, retiring in 1995. She was a communicant of St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, Matawan, as well as a member of St. Clement’s Seniors. She was predeceased by her husband, John F. Cummings Jr. in 1997. She is survived by a son, John B. Cummings of Newport Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Reed Newberry of Green­wich, Conn.; a sister, Moya Brower of Keyport; a brother, William Smith of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Clement’s Church. Interment was at Old Tennent Cemetery, Manalapan. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Pietro Russo

Mr. Russo, 85, of Holmdel died March 6 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Bagnoli Irpino, Italy, he had resided in Jersey City before moving to Holmdel seven years ago. He was a butcher for Tuscany Co., Union City, where he had worked for 25 years before retiring. Mr. Russo was predeceased by a daughter, Grace Chieffo. Surviving are his wife, Gelsomina Chieffo Russo; two daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Charles Stean of Red Bank, and Pierina and John Gazonas of Florida; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown, followed by entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Eileen E. (Daly) Zisko

Mrs. Zisko, 67, of Green Acres, West Palm Beach Fl., died March 7 at home. Born in Newark, she had lived in Cliffwood Beach before moving to Florida. Prior to retiring 15 years ago, she worked for Hanover Insurance Co., Piscataway. She enjoyed Atlantic City and attended St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor. She was predeceased by her parents Bryan and Gertrude (Farley) Daly; husband Martin J. in 2000; son-in-law Ronald Bartlett; two brothers, Brian and George Daly; and brother- and sister-in-law Robert and Dorothy Daly. Surviving are her two daughters, Kelly Bartlett of West Palm Beach, Fl., and Sandra of Hazlet; son Michael of Green Acres, Fl.; brother- and sister-in-law Joseph and Ellen Daly of New Smyra Beach, Fl.; two sisters-in law, Patricia Daly of Montville and Nancy Daly of Ireland; one grandchild; and eight nieces and five nephews. A funeral Mass was held at the St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor and interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. Memorial donations may sent to the Eileen Zisko Memorial Fund, Account 0933813504, Washington Mutual Bank, 2601 10th Ave. North, Lake Worth, FL 33461.

Dennis K. Jacob

Mr. Jacob, 50, of Union Beach, died March 9 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Garfield before moving to Union Beach. He worked for Baldwin Steel, Jersey City, for 15 years. He was a member of the Calvary Chapel, Old Bridge. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Mildred (Parisi). Surviving are his ex-wife, Mary Beth of Garfield; a son, Dennis C. of Garfield; and two brothers, Alan of Hazlet and Carl of Union Beach. A funeral service was held at the Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Robert D. Yaniak

Mr. Yaniak, 68, of Delaware, formerly of Old Bridge, died Feb. 27 in Milford Hospital, Milford, Del. His first wife, Helen, died in 1963, and his second wife, Patricia, died in 1996. Surviving are his wife, Caroline L. Martin Yaniak; three sons, Robert D. Yaniak Jr. of Lincoln, Del., Stephen Yaniak of Spotswood and Michael Yaniak of South River; a brother, Ronald Yaniak of Matawan; a sister, Joan Lacomski of Sayreville; and four grand­children. A Mass was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge. Interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Hopelawn.

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