Allen, Erika (Tomanek), 97, wife of the late, Martin Allen (1996), passed on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in Czechoslovakia, Mrs. Allen resided in Wanaque for 70 years and had been employed as a bookkeeper for DeGraw Chevrolet, Riverdale. She had been a member of Midvale Methodist Church, Wanaque Board of Education and Wanaque P.T.A. Loving mother of Martin Jr. of Haskell and Patricia Proctor of Bloomingdale, four grandchildren, Gilly, Ian, Dawn and Suzanne and eight great-grandchildren, Olivia, Hailey, Logan, Julia, Jake, Alexandria, Larissa and Zachery. Graveside Service, April 26, 11 AM at Pompton Reformed Church Cemetery, 59 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.
Basiliere, Eugene, 68, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born in Lynn, Mass, Gene lived in Bloomingdale for the past 13 years and previously in Pompton Lakes. Gene worked at Ricoh Corporation for 14 years before his accident in 1995. He is survived by his former wife, Florence, brothers, Jim of Cape Coral, FL, Michael of West Palm Beach, FL and Chris of Lynn, MA. Daughters, Alison Hall of North Port, FL, Shannon Smith of Nashua, MA, and Amy Belanger of Friendswood, TX. 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Visiting hours will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ, on Friday, April 19th between 4-8pm and a service at the funeral home on Saturday, April 20th at 10:00am. Gene adored children, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at www.stjude.org/memorial.
Corbett, Richard Jr., 85, passed away April 20, 2019. Born in Bloomingdale to Richard and Emma (Drew) Corbett, he was a lifelong resident. Richard was a union truck driver for the Teamsters before retiring, and enjoyed being an owner of thoroughbred horses at the Meadowlands. He is survived by his sisters Joan Navarra of Honesdale, PA and Edna Thomson of Bloomingdale. Predeceased by his wife Doris, and his sister Ethel Messina. Visiting Thursday, April 25, 9-10 am at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, with a funeral service at 10 am. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Kinnelon.
Gellings, Patricia (Collins), 77, of Riverdale on April 3, 2019. Beloved wife of Herbert Gellings. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret (Hansen) Collins. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Christopher (wife, Dorca) of West Orange, John (wife, Paula) of Chile and two daughters, Wendy Rosier (husband, Matthew) of Mobile, AL and Donna Furnbach (husband, Joseph) of West Milford. Also surviving are a brother, Richard Collins of CA and five grandchildren, Alexis, Gabriella, Isabella, Rebecca (husband, Daniel) and Aaron. Predeceased by a brother, Robert Collins. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford on Friday, April 5 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Prayers on Saturday, April 6, at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery, 454 Germantown Road, West Milford.
La Duke, Allan Fredrick, 80, passed away on April 11, 2019. Born in Paterson, Allan was the son of Fred and Ruth La Duke. Allan resided in Ringwood for 53 years, and watched the town grow. He had been employed as a pressman for Newark-Star Ledger, and The Paterson News. Following his retirement, he worked as a bus driver for First Student Bus Co. in Butler. He enjoyed his time driving as he was able to watch and enjoy many High School baseball, and football games. Beloved husband of Joan La Duke (Vennard) of Ringwood. Loving father of Darby La Duke and his wife, Diane of Ringwood and granddaughter, Nicole. Private Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale, NJ.
Milligan, Frederick, 58, of Hewitt passed away on April 17, 2019. Born in Paterson to Lois Milligan and the late Frederick Sidney Milligan of Warwick, NY. He was a groundskeeper for Apple Ridge Country Club in Mahwah, NJ. Beloved husband of Patricia (Van Dunk) Milligan, loving father of Gina Milligan, Frederick C. Milligan and wife Robyn, Colisha Batzel and husband David. Brother of Jeremy Milligan, Tuewanna De Groat, Jaqueline Dennison and Belinda De Groat and late sister, Theresa Milligan. Grandfather of nine. Son-in-law of Sylvia Van Dunk and also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday April 23, from 5-7PM at Richards Funeral Home,1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ. Disposition is private.
Polito, Gretchen Lisbeth (Holhut), 86, of Bloomingdale, passed away peacefully in her home on April 16, 2019. Born in St. Louis, MO, she was a licensed practical nurse for Toms River Memorial Hospital. Beloved mother of Gregory Rose (wife, Mei), Lisa Rublack (husband, Robert), sister, Elsa Kuhlenberg (husband, Robert) and four grandchildren, Krysten, Janell, Heather and Alicia. She is predeceased by her loving husband, William Polito and two sons, Jeffrey and Darin Rose. Visitation, Monday, 10 AM- 12 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Tpk, Riverdale. Funeral, Monday 12 PM. Interment Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association, www.mda.org.