Bieganousky, Frank, beloved husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather, passed away on April 6, 2022 at his home in Pompton Lakes, NJ. He was 97 years old. Born in Johnetta, PA to Anton and Mary (Pastor) Bieganousky, Frank grew up in Clifton, NJ. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served on the aircraft carrier USS Antietam. After returning from the service, he began his career at Becton Dickinson in Rutherford, NJ. He spent the remainder of his working years at the B.D. family of companies, serving in capacities of line supervisor, packaging engineer, account executive and purchasing agent. He retired from Ivers-Lee, a division of B.D., in 1980. While at B.D. Rutherford, Frank met his wife of 69 years, Marion (Tufaro). Frank and Marion married and moved to Pompton Lakes in 1956, where they have resided for the past 65 years. Frank was an avid golfer and was on the Becton Dickenson golf and bowling teams in his early years with the company. He continued playing golf well into retirement and immensely enjoyed his time out in nature on the course. When the weather was too inclement for outdoor activity, Frank would be in the kitchen, tinkering with recipes, learning to cook gourmet meals, a hobby and skill he discovered post retirement. He also enjoyed surf-casting fishing, woodworking and travelling with the Mrs. Over the past several years, he was forced to slow down and give up his beloved pastimes, but still enjoyed time with his family, watching golf, hockey, and westerns on TV, and playing video poker on his computer. Frank is survived by his wife Marion, son Frank Bieganousky Jr. and wife Christine of Sparta, son Steven R. Bieganousky of Morris Plains, daughter Suzanne Christensen and husband Scott of Vernon, granddaughter Katie O’Brien and husband Kevin, granddaughter Carolyn Bieganousky and granddaughter Sarah Bieganousky, all of Park City, Utah, his sister Mary Hudak of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and many nieces and nephews. He joins his grandson Steven P. Bieganousky in Heaven. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s RC Church in Pompton Lakes on Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00 A.M. Due to the Lenten season, the church respectfully requests that no flowers be displayed in church. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Calabrese, Eleanor Louise, 98, of Ringwood on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Beloved wife of the late John Calabrese Sr. Born in Hoboken, NJ, she was the youngest of nine children born to the late Herman and Louise (Leonhard) Calabrese and a resident of Ringwood since 1959. .Employed by Medox Medical of Oakland, NJ as a technician. Surviving are six children, Grace Taino of Lanoka Harbor, Louise Dennis of Spring Lake, John Calabrese of Ringwood, Doris Warner of TN, Matthew Calabrese of AZ and Gerard Calabrese of West Milford, NJ. She currently has 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation on Tuesday, April 26 at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 from 4 – 8 PM with a prayer service scheduled for 6:30 PM. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 AM. A memorial mass will be scheduled for July, 2022.
Cerbasi, Catherine (Budinich) 85, passed away April 2, 2022. Born in Jersey City, NJ to John and Marie Budinich. She lived in Clifton prior to moving to West Milford seventeen years ago. Catherine was a graduate of Dickerson High School, Jersey City. She graduated from St. Mary’s Nursing School, Brooklyn, NY and earned a B.S.N from Seton Hall University. She was a retired registered nurse and worked for The Hospital Center of Orange. Catherine was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, a member of the West Milford Seniors, and enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Bald Eagle Commons. Beloved mother of Paul Cerbasi and his wife Victoria of West Milford, Linda Birkner and her husband Steven of Wanaque. Grandmother of Steven and Amanda Birkner, Brittany Emont and Nicholas Wilson. Predeceased by her son Steven Cerbasi, and two brothers Anthony and William Budinich. Visiting hours Wednesday, April 6 from 3-7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association, http://www.mda.org
Dolloway, Raymond J, 82, passed away April 6, 2022. Born in Bloomingdale, NJ to the late George and Rose Dolloway, he lived there his whole life. He worked for E.I. Dupont, Pompton Lakes as a truck driver and was a U.S. Army veteran. Predeceased by his wife Jean. Survived by a sister Dolores Poling of Bloomingdale, niece Donna Holzmuller of Wayne, niece Dolores Hughes of Prospect Park, nephew Joe Sampson of Hewitt. Also survived by great niece Talor Sampson and great nephew Robert Hughes. A graveside service will be held Wednesday April 13, 11 am at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. Please meet at the cemetery, section Forest Lawn. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
Gloss, Phyllis Diane (Yaverek), of West Milford, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2022 coincidentally on her mother, Harriet Yaverek’s birthday, at the age of 83. Phyllis graduated from Teaneck High School. She and her loving husband of 57 years (previously deceased) Richard Carl Gloss, lived in Waldwick for 42 years prior to moving to West Milford in 2012. She is survived by her sister Kathleen Harris (husband Dan Harris) and her 3 daughters, Linda Shanahan (husband Kevin Shanahan), Cheryl Gloss, and Sandra DiCarlo (husband Louis DiCarlo) and 2 lovely granddaughters, Danielle (Ocasio) Lozzi and Zoey DiCarlo. There will be a Memorial Visitation at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 4-7PM. A private graveside ceremony will follow on May 18th. In lieu of flowers, the family of Phyllis Gloss respectfully requests contributions in their memory to St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503. Donations may also be made online at GiveToStJosephs.org. For more information about making a Memorial Gift, please contact the Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grampp, Richard Francis of Wantage, New Jersey passed away on Saturday April 30, 2022 at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice. He was 91 years old. Born in South Plainfield to Edward and Florence (Cardinale) Grampp, Richard lived in Hoboken until 1959 and West Milford until 2006 before moving to Wantage. He graduated from Demarest High School in Hoboken and in 1948 joined the Army and trained with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He had an exciting career in track and field with the New York Pioneer Club and playing football with the Bergen County Football League. Richard was employed in construction, and as a Teamster for many years before retiring from AT&T in Basking Ridge with the Operating Engineers Union in 1995. He is predeceased by his brothers Edward of Secaucus, Joseph of Dumont and sister Lillian of Hoboken. Richard is survived by his wife Carol (Speroni) of 60 years, his two daughters Cherie of Port Orange, Florida and Michele Hartigan and husband Michael of Butler and two grandsons Sean of Hoboken and Kyle of Bloomfield, along with many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The viewing will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07547 on Wednesday May 4, from 3-7 PM. Funeral mass Thursday 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Magnificat Chapel, Miller Road, Kinnelon. Friends please meet at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, in Richard's name (28 Fairview Hill Road, Fredon, N.J. 07860)
Guenther, Gregory Keith passed away at his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on April 18th, 2022. His passing was due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Gregory was born in Paterson New Jersey, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and was the second son of Bernadette and Kurt Guenther (deceased). Gregory grew up in Riverdale New Jersey and lived in the Northern New Jersey area until April of 2018, when he moved to Fayetteville, NC upon his retirement. Gregory was a graduate of Riverdale Elementary in Riverdale and Kinnelon High School, in Kinnelon New Jersey. He worked at the New Jersey Department of Corrections for Youth in Ringwood New Jersey holding various positions there, until his retirement in 2018. Gregory was also enlisted in the Army National Guard for short period of time. Gregory had several hobbies and passions and was active in boat race activities at Greenwood Lake, Drag car racing events in Central New Jersey and his favorite activity the annual Renaissance Fare held in New York State, where he played a host of characters, including a medieval monk. Gregory was a man who lived his life his own way, and didn’t compromise on how he wanted to live. He walked a different path from most, but always had a compassionate heart for those in need. Gregory is survived by his brother Emmett (Gerard) Guenther and spouse Nathaniel James, His brother-in-law Samuel Ward, his nieces Mary Bernadette Harasts, Bridget Timchak, and Celie Peruzzi, and his nephew’s Kieran and Brian Ward. Also surviving are his numerous great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Bonnie Ward in 2003 and oldest brother, Emmett in 1958. Gregory was a member of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Tuxedo Park, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Gregory to the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY10987 or at www.stmtux.org/giving. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 9 to 10 AM with a funeral service at 10 AM.
Holly, Daniel Joseph, 68, passed away April 5, 2022. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Daniel and Virginia Holly, he has lived in West Milford, NJ for the past thirty six years, moving from Queens, NY. Dan worked for Advantage Sales & Marketing, as a Business Development Manager in Woodclifff Lake. Beloved Husband of Catherine (Wilson) Holly. Loving father of Daniel Holly. Brother of Kathleen Woelfel, husband Roy, Helen Sanudo, husband Ben, Diane Hucke, husband Richard, Timothy Holly, wife Maryann, Patrick Holly, wife Penney, Janet Wilson and William Holly. Also survived by brother in law James Wilson, wife Barbara, sisters in law Eleanor Wilson and Geri Wilson. Loved by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Regina Vilbig and brothers in law Donald, Ronald and Kenneth Wilson. Visiting hours Saturday April 9, 2-4 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm at Richards Funeral Home,1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ. Funeral Mass Monday, 10 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Rd., Hewitt, NJ. Interment to follow at Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford.
Mandeville, Richard C. passed away at the age of 79, on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Born to Graham and Evelyn Mandeville (nee Wolfer) in Washington Heights, New York, “Rich”, “Richard” or “Richie”, attended Mt. Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, NY. His family grew, adding sisters Linda and Denise, and his brother Robert and in 1957 his family moved to NJ. Rich stayed with his cousins to finish out his current school year and in 1958, Rich joined the rest of the Mandeville clan in Washington Twp. NJ, graduating from Westwood High School in 1960. Rich entered the National Guard in 1961, serving in 1st Platoon, D Company 104th Armored Engineer Battalion. Rich then attended IBEW Local 3 Apprenticeship School and became an electrician, following in the footsteps of his father Graham, and his Uncle Vince. One of Rich’s first jobs was at the 1964 World’s Fair, installing the lighting on Michelangelo’s Pieta at the Vatican Pavilion. Rich continued working for various shops such as Kleinknecht, Adco, and IPC and was a dedicated IBEW, Local Union 3 Member. Rich worked all over the Burroughs of New York; If you took a cab, anywhere in the city, and pointed to a building, he could tell you if he worked there. To this day, he still used the tape measure that he laid out the Juliard School of Music with. In 1962 he courted, and later married Claire Mandeville (nee Wolpmann) in 1967, moving into a garden apartment in Montvale, NJ. In 1971 Richard, and Claire welcomed their son Christopher to the family and moved into a small single-level ranch in West Milford, NJ. The Mandevilles lived in this house, on Kitchell Lake for the remaining 51 years of Richard’s life. Settled in West Milford, Rich spent his time commuting to New York from NJ, and endearing himself to the future friends and neighbors in the Kitchell Lake Community. As a neighbor across the street often said, “The party doesn’t start, till Mr. Mandeville, gets here!” After a 2nd story addition was added to the one-level ranch, in 1975 Rich’s second son, Keith was born. He was a redhead, but they loved him anyway. Firmly entrenched in northern NJ life, in 1979, Rich devoted himself to the Local PAL Soccer program. After coaching both his sons through their first years of soccer, he remained a coach for 26 seasons while holding the positions of Chairman of Soccer and Vice President within the PAL organization. During his time as a coach and board member the soccer program grew from 200-800 children. Having never played soccer, Rich bought every book, every VHS tape, attended every seminar and mined every source he could to continuously improve his knowledge of the game and his coaching skills. Many of his players went on to win local town, county, invitational tournaments and high school conference titles after being under his tutelage. In 2006, Rich retired from his Local 3 Electrical Work, but ended up busier in retirement, continuing to be an active member of the Kitchell Lake Association: heading it’s Beach Committee, Road Committee, and also served as President of the association. He continued to attend Local 3 retiree events and was involved with the Delaware ski-club. In 2009 he welcomed his twin granddaughters, Sabrina and Jessica into his life, and they have been a focus of Pop-Pops ever since. Rich was a great husband, dad, work partner, and friend. Volunteering his time where he could and always setting the best example for those who came after him. If you worked with him, you would never stop laughing, but his workmanship, craftsmanship, and attention to detail were beyond reproach. If you were a friend of his, you could always count on catching up with him on an almost weekly basis, remembering crazy adventures, and constantly creating new ones. As a neighbor he was always helping, open, welcoming, dependable, and entertaining as hell! As a coach, he was encouraging, analytical, and always set the bar high for hard work and dedication. As a Dad, he was fair, funny, thoughtful, proud and worked hard to raise two loving and dedicated men. As a husband he was devoted, surprisingly sentimental, reliable, and never stopped off for a “drink” after work. What I can say about my Father, is that the lives of the people he touched have been forever changed. In whatever capacity you knew him, he was the best measure of a man he could be in that moment. Whether it was with a joke, or hard work, or his vast amount of knowledge on any subject in particular, I hope that all the lives he touched continue to keep their memories of their connection with him close in their hearts. His matter will be returned to the earth, his energy returned to the universe, his spirit is with his God, and the memories he created with us are ours. Richard Carlyle Mandeville is predeceased by his parents Evelyn Mandeville (nee Wolfer) and Graham Mandeville, his brother Robert Mandeville and his sister Denise Mandeville. Rich is survived by his wife Claire Mandeville (nee Wolpmann), his son Chris Mandeville and his wife Mariann and her sons Tyler and Troy, his two granddaughters Sabrina and Jessica his son Keith Mandeville, his sister Linda Mandeville-Kerth and her husband Robert Kerth and their son Andrew Kerth, his brother-in-law William Wolpmann, Sr. and wife Nancy, his nephews William, David, nieces Diane, Donna, many cousins, grand nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. The viewing for Richard C. Mandeville will be Thursday, April 28, 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm at Richard’s Funeral Home,1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 29th, 10:00am at Holy Faith Lutheran Church,104 Paradise Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 In lieu of flowers the Mandeville family would request that donations be made to Holy Faith Lutheran Church,104 Paradise Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 0743
Montalbano, John, 56, passed away April 15, 2022. He was born in Belleville, NJ to his mother Paula Montalbano, and his late father Augustino Montalbano and has lived in West Milford for the past forty two years. John was a 1983 graduate of West Milford High School John loved being outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing, skiing or taking care of yard. He was a strong man and fought to the very end. Beloved husband of Patty (Bachorik), loving father of Joseph and Daniella of Hewitt, and brother of Debra Montalbano Ferrara of Wyckoff. Visiting hours Thursday April 21, 3-7 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Funeral mass Friday 10 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt. Interment St Joseph's Cemetery, West Milford. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to braintumor.org
Scheil, Gerry beloved Patriarch, Firefighter, and friend passed away on April 1, 2022, in his hometown of West Milford, New Jersey. He was 69 years old. A powerhouse of a man, Gerry was born Gerard Michael Scheil to Anna and Joseph Scheil in Jersey City, New Jersey. Following his graduation from Xavier Military Academy in New York City, Gerry began his career as a cost estimator for several private companies, helping them secure multiple contracts for NASA and other federal entities. Gerry established many long-term friendships during his time with the company and talked about his friends constantly. Gerry and Janet met, and they married in 1983. They resided in West Milford, New Jersey where they raised their family. Gerry and Janet decided to join the West Milford Fire Department in 2013, starting out first as Fire Police but eventually attended the Passaic County Fire Academy, becoming the most senior husband and wife to ever go through the training at that location. Along with Gerry & Janet, their daughter Kat and son-in-law Keith are an integral part of Greenwood Forest Volunteer Fire Company #3. Known to all as ‘Fam 3’, this family became fierce friends with the other members of Company 3 and provided irreplaceable services to the Town of West Milford and surrounding communities. Gerry, Janet, Katy & Keith were all also members of the Clan Na Vale Pipe Band, where Gerry served as the bass drummer at first, but eventually moved on to Drum Major. Gerry is survived by his wife Janet, brothers Thomas and Ronald, children Christopher Scheil and Kathryn Weber, daughter-in-law Chanin Scheil, son-in-law Keith Weber, and grandchildren Kalani, Melia and Sawyer. While Gerry will be immensely missed, the outpouring of love and adulation we have received from all who knew him, gives us great comfort, and allows us to love the man he was and the friend he was that will truly live on and will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Greenwood Forest Volunteer Fire Department Company #3 to support the brave men and women who volunteer their time to protect their community. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 7 from 4 – 7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. A funeral mass will be on Friday, April 8 at 11 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt. Private disposition will follow.
Simpson, Linda, L., 77, a homemaker from West Milford on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Born in Riverdale, NJ Linda was the daughter of the late William O. and Oradell (Liefer) Wetzel and the beloved wife of the late Ernest J. Simpson. Surviving are a son, Christopher (wife, Christine) of West Milford and a sister, Marilyn Headley of PA. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Melanie and Amanda Simpson. Memorial visitation on Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 2 to 4 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Private disposition.