Corter, Marguerite M. (Harty) age 78 passed away November 12, 2019. Born in Ringwood, NJ to Benjamin and Marguerite (Crosson ) Harty she lived there all her life. Marguerite was a machine operator for Engineering Laboratories in Oakland prior to her retirement. Beloved mother of Emily Knapp of Hewitt, Melissa Niverth of Newfoundland, PA. Sister of Gary Harty of West Milford and Gertrude Sisco of Bloomingdale. Grandmother of nine, and great grandmother of five. Predeceased by her son Albert and husband Robert. Visiting hours Sunday November 17, 2-6 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, with a service at 5:30. Final disposition is private.
Fontana, Joseph J., age 94, passed away Monday, November 4th, 2019, after a long, very courageous battle with Dementia. Mr. Fontana was born in Paterson, NJ, the son of the late Philomena Rose (Riccio} and the late William Fontana. Joe was fiercely patriotic & joined the U.S. Navy during WWII, at the age of 17. The military afforded him the opportunity to travel the world & complete his education. He was honorably discharged after serving his country for 4 1/2 years & achieving the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon-3 Stars, the Victory Ribbon & Good Conduct Medal, amongst others. He was a life time member of the VFW. He went on to open his first business, a gas station & auto repair shop, where he met & fell in love with his wife Eleanor (Ellie) Romaine. They were wed 52 years until her passing in 2007. Joe had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge & was a “self-made” man. He was best known for his unconditional love for his family, along with sharing his wisdom & his huge, generous heart, always being the first to offer a helping hand. Along with owning several businesses, Joe was a certified auto mechanic & a maintenance machinist. He enjoyed the simple things in life, especially fishing, boating, flea markets, family vacations & his grandchildren. Joseph will be especially missed by his daughter Lyn (Lynda) Fontana Wingate, son-in-law Chuck & their children, with whom he lived. He was also survived by a son, Joseph A., his grandchildren Ian, Erin (deceased), Eric, Joseph J., Michelle, Cody & Andrew, along with numerous nieces & nephews. Viewing hours will be Monday, November 11, 2019, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM, at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, N.J 07457. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11AM, at St. Anthony’s Church, 65 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, N.J. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Butler, NJ.
Heidt, Ray W. Sr. 93, of Wayne NJ, passed away on Sunday November 17, 2019. Mr. Heidt was born in Pompton lakes, NJ to the late George and Marie (Hector) where he resided for many years. He was an excavator by trade and employed by Heidt & Son in Pompton Lakes. He was also a member of the Pompton Lakes Elks lodge # 1895. He is predeceased by his dear wife Alberta(Cooper) in 2002 and survived by one son, Ray W. Jr. of Jefferson, NJ and Two daughters, Carol Ialeggio of Oak Ridge, NJ and Susan Lenz of Vernon. Mr. Heidt also had 6 grandchildren and one Great Grandchild. Services were entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457.
Lombardo, Antonio M., 84, of West Milford, NJ, formally of Fairview, NJ peacefully entered eternal rest on November 11, 2019. Antonio was a printer by trade. He was an active Member of Our Lady of Grace Church in Fairview, NJ. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Benedict XV Council 2355, Cliffside Park, NJ for over 50 years. During that time he was a Past Grand Knight, Past Treasure/Financial Secretary, Past District Deputy, Past Faithful Navigator, Color Guard Coordinator and St Joseph 3rd Degree Captain. Antonio is survived by his spouse Charlotte (nee Barattia) for over 60 years. He is also survived by his brother Carmine and his wife Janet of Fairview and three sons, Antonio Jr and his wife Jane of West Milford, Michael of Branchville and Steven and his wife MaryAnn of Highland Lakes. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Antonio III, Justin, Collin and Brian. Visitation will be held Thursday Nov. 14 from 4-8PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480. A Mass will be held 12PM, Friday, Nov. 15 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Rd, Hewitt, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Knights of Columbus Charities.
Lovendusky, Adam of West Milford Township, recently passed away in November, 2019. Adam is survived by his Parents, Raymond & Nancy, as well as his four brothers, Scott McDonald and wife Marisa of West Milford along with their two children, Matthew and his wife Amy of East Rutherford, and Nicholas and Joshua of which Adam was a triplet with. Adam lived a life of unwavering curiosity, passion, and energy. He grew up excelling in gymnastics and always stayed true to who he was. Later in life, these attributes that defined him led him to explore almost the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, which coincidentally nearly ran through the back yard of his childhood home. Although his trail in life has tragically been cut short, his family is choosing to focus on his unique trail; every open field, river, mountain and valley that made him who he was on this earth. While the family has been privately grieving, there will be a dedication to his life at a yet-to-be-determined location and date, in the near future. In lieu of flowers or condolences, the family asks that you say a prayer for him and to him, and always focus on what about Adam brought us all joy.
McClellan, David J., 60, of Ogdensburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Newton Medical Center. Born in Flushing, NY to John D. and Dorothy A. (Bracco) McClellan. David grew up in West Milford and then settled in Ogdensburg for 21 years. David was a programmer/analyst for Vital Signs Inc. in Totowa. David enjoyed golfing, sports and vacationing with his family. David is survived by his loving wife, Sandra E. (Thompson) McClellan; devoted daughter, Katherine E. McClellan, brothers, John D. Jr and Patrick D. McClellan, mother Dorothy A. (Bracco) McClellan and father John D. McClellan Sr. He is also survived by 2 nieces, 3 nephews and 1 great niece. Visitation for David will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 4-8pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ. Prayer service will be conducted at 6:30pm. Final arrangements are private.
McInnis, Clay A., 55, of Butler passed away November 15, 2019. Born in Beloit, Wisconsin to David and Jean (Fielding) McInnis, he resided in New Jersey most of his life, living in Butler for the past 19 years. Beloved husband of Annamaria (Bordogna) McInnis, loving father of Anthony McInnis of Butler. Brother of Neil McInnis of Boston, MA, step-brother of Larry Weiler of Colorado, Michele Weiler of Arizona and Scott Weiler of New Jersey. Friends and family may attend memorial visitation on Wednesday, November 20th from 7-9 P.M. at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale.
Seiler, Edward John, 86, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2019, at his home in Flowood, Mississippi. Mr. Edward Seiler was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of John Seiler and Irene (Harrison) Seiler. He worked until retirement as a Longshoreman with ILA, Local 1258 at New York Harbor for more than thirty years. He had been a resident of West Milford for 50 years and attended Queen of Peace Church. Edward “Eddie” is survived by his loving partner Joan Williams of West Milford New Jersey, three children, Maureen Ann Kinnaird (Ralph) of Flowood Mississippi, Kelly Ann Griffiths (David) of Hewitt New Jersey and Edward Patrick Seiler of Hewitt New Jersey; his five grandsons, Jonathan Kinnaird, Bradley Griffiths, Brian Griffiths, David Griffiths, Austin Griffiths and three granddaughters Kimberly Buford, Nichole Kochakji, Aerial Knapp and eleven great-grandchildren and two brothers Thomas Seiler of Brooklyn New York and Joseph Seiler (Pat) of Bethpage New York. He leaves behind loving nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 28 years, Joan Florence Seiler and his brother Jack (Jackie) Seiler of New City New York. He truly lived a selfless life and will forever be in our hearts and memories, watching over us until we meet him again. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Funeral mass 10 AM on Saturday, November 30 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421. Interment will follow in Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford, (richardsfuneralhome.com)
Spoust, Arnold S., 81, of West Milford, a resident for forty-seven years, peacefully passed away at his home on Friday, November 29, 2019. Born in Paterson to Arnold and Anna (Kielbowicz) Spoust, Arnold was a Forman in the Pipefitters Local Union #274, Northern NJ and received a 55 year certificate from the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Pluming and Pipefitting Industry. Arnold also held a State of NJ Master Plumber’s License. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1961 - 1963 and was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, West Milford for over 45 years. Beloved husband for fifty-five years to Patricia (Huber) Spoust. Loving father of Kelly Sorochinski of Clinton and Jeanne Foulon and her husband Michael of Towaco. Loving grandfather of Sara Foulon of Towaco. Brother of Alan Spoust and his wife Barbara of West Milford, a niece Melissa, and nephews Christopher and Daniel. Arnold loved the outdoors and spent many hours enjoying boating and fishing with his family, as well as keeping his yard looking like a beautiful park. Friends and family may attend visitation hours Sunday December 1, 2019 from 2-5 pm at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Funeral mass Monday, December 2, 11 am at St. Joseph's Church, 454 Germantown Road, West Milford. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. If you wish, donations can be made to Alzheimer's N.J. in lieu of flowers. Alzheimer's N.J., 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, N.J. 07068
Stromberg, Katherine M. (Hawkins), age 71, of West Milford, NJ passed away suddenly on November 10, 2019. Born in Hoboken to James and Pauline (Maineri) Hawkins, Katherine worked in fixed income markets as a executive senior director portfolio manager for Morgan Stanley in New York City prior to retiring in 2017. She graduated from Newton College (now part of Boston College) with a degree in economics, later earning her Masters in Business Administration from Farleigh Dickinson University. She began working at Merrill Lynch in New York City shortly after graduating from Newton College and worked in the financial sector in greater New York City at Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Kidder Peabody, and Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley for close to 50 years. After retirement, she became involved with the Friends of the West Milford Township Public Library, where she quickly became an integral part of organizing and running events. A survivor of the September 11th attacks, she was in the stairwell of the South Tower evacuating the building at the moment it was hit. She had worked on the 72nd floor of Two World Trade Center for close to 10 years leading up to that day, with her office relocating to Jersey City for several years after the attacks. She was a driven woman and a gifted written communicator. In an era where few women were able to advance to high levels in her field, she climbed the ranks of the financial industry through her determination, her steady demeanor, and a talent for her work. Her commitment to her work did not prevent her from being a truly extraordinary person in her personal life as well, though. A committed wife and mother, she was the calming center of her family and helped make her husband and sons truly the best versions of themselves. In a house filled with a bunch of often volatile boys, she instilled patience, restraint, and thoughtfulness in her family. She was always willing to drop everything to help her loved ones. Even after long days at work with a very long commute, she was always willing to help her sons write a paper or be a needed sounding board for her husband. She was an exceptionally warm and caring person and it only took a few minutes for anyone who came in contact with her to begin to understand that. She is survived by her loving husband Gary Stromberg, beloved sons, Timothy, Daniel and Michael Stromberg and their wives Erin, Brittany, and Kelly, her brothers James, Anthony and Robert Hawkins, a sister Dorothy Hawkins and four grandchildren, Haylee, Owen, Maisie, and Connor. Friends and family may visit Friday, November 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Funeral Saturday 12 pm with family receiving friends from 10 am to 12 pm prior to the service. Final disposition is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of West Milford Library, 1470 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480.
Struble, Veronica (Fitzpatrick), 80, of Wayne NJ, passed away on November 3, 2019. Born in Paterson, to the late James and Dorothy Fitzpatrick, Veronica resided in Clifton and later lived in Montague, NJ where she spent many years working as a private housekeeper. Ms. Struble is survived by a son; William Struble of Florida, and daughters Valerie Struble of Port Jervis, NY, Catherine Bailey of Wurtsboro, NY, and Veronica Perkowski of Montague, NJ. Sisters, Sheila Fitzpatrick and Catherine Louridas of Paterson and Jeanne Flora of Red Bank, 5 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at Richards Funeral Home 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike Riverdale, NJ from 6-8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30PM. Final disposition is private.
Telford, Elizabeth R. (Kane) 33, of West Milford, NJ passed away on Thursday November 21, 2019. Born in Wayne, NJ to Kathleen Spiak (Morgan) and Stephen Kane, she resided in West Milford for the majority of her life attending school and working at Doggie Doo’s and Kitties too for 10 years as well as other local businesses. Beth is the beloved mother of Jackson Thomas and she is survived by his father, Jonathan Telford, both of West Milford. Sister of Colleen and John Bodine and Kevin Kane all of Blairstown, NJ and Rickie Fletcher and Dakota Gonda both of West Milford. Stepdaughter of John Mulholland of Bangor, PA. Granddaughter of Kathleen Kane of Hawthorne, NJ, Harriet Biggio and David Conklin of Gouverneur, NY, and Robert Hallstein of Yarmouthport, MA. Aunt to Sean, Ryan, and Teagan Bodine of Blairstown, NJ. She leaves behind an extended family and many friends who will miss her passionate spirit, her boisterous personality and her love of singing. Friends and family are welcomed to attend a memorial service on Sunday, December 8th from 11am-2pm at Richards Funeral Home in West Milford.
Usinowicz, Josephine Polito 94, of Pompton Lakes, NJ passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains. Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 4, 1925 to parents Carmela and Vincenzo Polito, she attended school in Queens, NY. She married Edward Anthony Usinowicz in 1949 in Dover, NJ and moved to Pompton Lakes in 1952. Josephine worked part-time at the Pompton Lakes Public Library during the 1960’s and as a bookkeeper for Daniel Motors Inc. before retirement. She was very involved in her community and giving of her service to others. Josephine volunteered at the Pompton Lakes First Aid Squad from 1960-1965. She was a well-known figure and active member in St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes. She is survived by daughter Susan Casasnovas and husband, Gilbert, son Edward Francis Usinowicz and wife Vera, her grandchildren Brandon Casasnovas, Erica Hacker, Edward Anthony Usinowicz, her great grandchildren Beaux and Memphis Hacker and Isabella Casasnovas, her niece Patricia Colombraro-Slattery and husband Michael and her son-in-law Laurence Morris. She is predeceased by her loving husband Edward and her beloved daughter, Barbara Morris. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s church, Pompton Lakes, NJ at 9:30 AM on Saturday November 30th followed by a repast for friends and family at the VFW Post #2906, 260 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ from 11AM-2PM. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church.