Collins, Paul S., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 24, 2019, at the age of 98. He was a kind and gentle man, totally devoted to his family and firm faith in God. He is survived by his loving wife of over 70 years, Pauline, and their children: Paulette, Joyce (Muratore) and husband John, Kevin and wife Kate, and Darlene; grandchildren, Lauren and Alison, and great-grandson Saxon. He is preceded in death by baby Diane who died in infancy. Paul was born to John and Mary Collins in Girardville, Pa., their youngest and thirteenth child. He served in the Army in World War Two and was assigned to transport POWs to facilities in the southwest USA. Upon discharge, he moved to NJ and worked for the US Post Office in Pompton Lakes for 25 years. In 1972, he was appointed Postmaster in Haskell, where he worked until his retirement. Paul was a devout parishioner of St. Mary’s Church for over 70 years and a 65-year member of their Knights of Columbus. Together with his wife, they headed the St. Mary’s Senior Club’s Trip Committee for many years. A funeral mass will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 31 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Paul’s life.
DeFlumeri, Michael V., 70, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. For the past 45 years he resided in Bloomingdale, NJ. Michael was a painter by trade, an avid hunter and an accomplished boxer throughout his life. Beloved father of Christina Waschmann and husband Richard, Dina Lotz and husband Russell and David Kotek. Brother of Anthony DeFlumeri and his wife Marsha. Grandfather of Travis, Dustin and his wife Alli, Lucas, Gianni, Gavin, Talan and Raven. Great-grandfather of, Antalya. Loving partner of Patricia Levee. Visitation, Monday, May 20, 12-2 and 4-6 PM with a funeral service at 5:30 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Final disposition is private.
Fogerty, James J. age 85 passed away May 17, 2019. Born in New York, NY to Augustine and Helen (Pray) Fogerty he resided in West Milford for the past forty nine years. James was retired from I.B.M. where he worked as a computer programmer, and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Beloved husband of Pauline (DiPalermo) Fogerty. Loving father of James E. Fogerty and wife Terry of Rhode Island, Barbara Arnott and husband Chuck of Bloomingdale, Christine Heid and husband Justin of Kinnelon, and Thomas Fogerty of Hilton Head, SC. Grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two. Visitation Sunday May 19, 3-6 PM at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road West Milford. Funeral mass Monday May 20, 10:30 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt. Final disposition is private. In lieu of flowers donations to American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Gloss, Richard Carl, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019 at the age of 82. Richard proudly served our country in the United States Army, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He graduated from Leonia High School where he played football, and from Bucknell University through the ROTC program where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Prior to retiring, Mr. Gloss worked as a purchasing agent for Manhattan Shirt Co. in Glen Rock. He and his beloved wife, Phyllis (Yaverek) Gloss of fifty seven years, lived in Waldwick for 42 years prior to moving to West Milford in 2012. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three loving daughters, Linda Shanahan and husband Kevin, Cheryl Gloss, Sandra DiCarlo and husband Louis and two beloved grandchildren, Danielle Ocasio and Zoey DiCarlo. There will be a private graveside service. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
Hague, David A., 91, on Friday, May 17, 2019. His 15 year battle with Alzheimers is over. Born in Haskell, Mr. Hague resided in Haskell for 36 years coming from Butler. He had served in the US ARMY during WW2, had been employed as a computer programmer for Curtis-Wright, Caldwell and was a member of the Pompton Reformed Church, Pompton Lakes. Beloved husband of Olive (Moody). Loving father of Keith (wife, Barbara), Karen Everett (husband, Jack) and Karol Visaggio (husband, Robert) all of Haskell, sister, Helen Osar of Honesdale, PA, six grandchildren, Travis, Clinton, Lorelle, Margot, Kristin and Katelin and 13 great-grandchildren. Visiting Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Funeral service, Wednesday 10 AM. Interment at Valleau Cemetery, Ridgewood, NJ. Memorial donations to Alzheimer’s, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 would be appreciated.
MacDonald, Richard Norman born in Passaic, NJ. Passed peacefully, May 18, 2019. Leaving behind his mother, Rose Marie Giblin, his two daughters, Ariana A. Rovedo and Jennifer R. MacDonald and his two brothers, Edward MacDonald and Scott MacDonald. He will live forever in our hearts. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale, NJ.
Marchiafava, Victor L. Jr., 52 on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Born in Montclair, NJ, he is now a resident of West Milford, NJ. Surviving are his mother, Janice Young of Whiting, NJ, a son, Victor and a daughter Kayla Marchiafava of Sussex, NJ. Visitation at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford on Saturday, May 11 from 1:30 to 6 PM. Private disposition.
Meyer, Catherine (Kaye) passed away on May 19th, 2019, age 57. Born to Terry and Mary Murray (nee Power) in Waterford, Ireland, Kaye emigrated to the United States in 1982, residing in Hewitt, New Jersey for the last twenty-eight years of her life. With Bernard Meyer of Hackensack, NJ, Kaye was the beloved mother of Avery and Benjamin both of Hewitt, and later the cherished partner of Glenn B. Slater, of West Milford, until his passing in 2015. In addition to her two children, Kaye leaves behind sisters Elizabeth (Anne) Kennedy, of Sarasota, FL, Eileen Connolly, Debbie Norris and Sharon Murray, all of Waterford, Ireland, sister and niece in all but blood, Kathleen English-Linde and Shannon Linde, of Midland Park, NJ, as well as nieces, nephews and their children. A dedicated secretary and deft paralegal for almost two decades, her strong-willed determination to learn enabled her to accomplish independently what many could not achieve with even a reservoir of help. With a charm that can't be taught and an irreverent sense of humor that could have you in stitches, her compassion for her fellow man and generosity of spirit exemplified what she spent her life instilling in her children-that there is love to be found in all people and goodness to be found in all things. Citing their strength, natural beauty and freedom, Kaye always stated that she believed she was a tree in a past life. She now exists as the twink of stars, the sun on your face and all the things in nature that make the heart soar and pupils dilate with joy. While her presence will be endlessly missed, there is peace in knowing that she's truly never left us. Memorial visitation on Friday, May 31 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 from 6 – 9 PM with a prayer service scheduled for 7 PM. Private disposition.
Rafferty, Evelyn Jane (Fraser), 95, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Loving daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie (nee Gartner) Fraser, devoted wife to the late John Charles Rafferty. Mother of William John Rafferty of Oak Ridge and his fiancée Roseann Weimmer-Deodato, Carole Jean Rafferty of Pompton Lakes, and Arthur James Rafferty of Bloomingdale. Beloved grandmother of John William Rafferty of Oak Ridge. Evelyn was employed by Dodge Reports as their Westchester County (N.Y.) district construction reporter, Boonton Transportation of Butler and Jordan Transportation of Butler, first as a school bus driver and later as a long-distance coach bus driver. Evelyn was born in New York City, moving to Westchester County after her marriage in 1950. She and her family spent a year in Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Bloomingdale in 1961. Evelyn was a one-woman pioneer in equal pay for women, demanding and receiving the same pay as a male reporter in 1941. She mentored those who needed help fighting for themselves and had a strong work ethic of honesty and punctuality. She loved animals and gardening, advising the nascent Bloomingdale Conservation Committee on how to mitigate flooding, after her own home suffered from a mudslide. She participated in Bloomingdale’s first Earth Day event and contributed to charities supporting wildlife and the planet. Friends may visit Evelyn at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale on Friday, May 17 from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at Richards on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to immediately follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, guests may make donations to the ASPCA, Performing Animal Welfare Society, or the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Ramsey, Donald W., 90, on Friday, May 24, 2019. Beloved husband of Paula I. (Oberst) Ramsey. Born in Munhall, PA, he was the son of the late George F. and Ethel (Brown) Ramsey and has been a resident of West Milford for sixty years moving here from Wichita Falls, TX where he has served in the Air Force from 1950-1960 and a Korean War Veteran. Employed by the State of New York as the Chief Motor Vehicle Inspector stationed at the World Trade Center. Donald was a member of the West Milford Elks, the Frank M. Sell American Legion Post, West Milford VFW, Warwick Lodge No. 0544 F&A.M. and the West Milford Square Club. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Tim S. Ramsey (wife, Linda), one daughter, Lillian A. Fitzgerald (husband, James) both of Hewitt, one brother, George Ramsey of PA, one sister Marion Coneby of PA, a half-sister, Sonia Ballantine of OH, a niece, Carol Gantz (husband, Frank) of New York. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Luke and Leah Ramsey and Shannan, Kathleen and Erin Fitzgerald. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 on Sunday, June 2 from 12-3 PM. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DaVita North Haledon Dialysis, 953 Belmont Ave., North Haledon, NJ 07508.
Streicher, Florence E. (Smyth), 83, on May 15, 2019. Born in Paterson, Mrs. Streicher resided in Kinnelon for 50 years and had been a member of the Community Church Smoke Rise. She is survived by her loving husband, Alfred J. Jr. of Kinnelon, two sons, Robert of Kinnelon and Alfred III (wife, Margo) of Sparta, daughter, Barbara Anzman (husband, Charles) of Danville, PA, four grandchildren, Amy, Adam, Stephanie and Hannah and one great-granddaughter, Alice. Funeral Service, Saturday 2 PM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Interment, Mount Rest, Butler. Visiting Friday 6-8 PM.
Tiemers, Lois May (Tiedeman) age 90, surrounded by her loving family on May 7, 2019. Born in Clifton to Louis and May (Robertson) Tiedeman she lived there prior to moving to Oak Ridge twenty one years ago, and was a member of the Oak Ridge Golden Agers. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Tiemers was an executive assistant for Hoffman-LaRoche, Nutley and was also a professional seamstress. Beloved mother of Karen Hoffman and husband Richard, Robert Tiemers and fiancé Dawn. Grandmother of Lauren, Richard, Matthew and Natalie. Great-grandmother of Jace. Predeceased by her husband Norbert in 2016. Visitation Saturday May 11, 10 am - 12 pm with a funeral ceremony at 11:30 am. Final disposition is private.
Viola, Carol A. (Dormody), passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Born in Bronx, NY she had resided in Lincoln Park. Beloved mother of Steven Viola of Texas and Kristen Viola of Rockaway. Loving sister of Diane Morabito of Flushing, NY and Ginnie Piechonski of Texas, and three grandsons, Jonathan, Shane & Chase. Visitation, Friday, 2-4 PM. Funeral Service, Friday, 3:30 PM. Private Disposition.