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James F. Molloy

James F. Molloy

James F. Molloy, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Livingston, surrounded by family members.

He was born on October 21, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York, to James F. and Mary (Kennington) Molloy, and attended Brooklyn Tech High School.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1948, served in the Korean War with the 1st Marine Division, and was awarded the Bronze Star for action at the Chosin Reservoir campaign in November of 1950.

On May 9, 1953, he married Dorothy Jean Russell. Together they had four sons and resided in Livingston.

Jim worked for more than 35 years for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, ultimately as a senior construction supervisor. His special interests and hobbies included raising his four boys, freshwater fishing, cooking, and 4 p.m. (sharp) martinis. He also was an avid baseball fan (Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees).

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Mary Lynch

Mary Lynch of Livingston passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019.

Mary was born on October 11, 1922 to Mary and Anton Svetec of Newark. In 1946 she married William Lynch, and in 1950 Mary and William moved to Livingston where they raised their six children.

Mary was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She greatly enjoyed sewing and baking tasty Hungarian treats for her family and friends.

Mary had a devout Catholic faith, and she was a member of Saint Philomena parish for 69 years. Mary made many friends while supporting the parish in numerous ways, including as Girl Scout troop leader and president of the Rosary Alter Society. Mary was also a Eucharistic minister at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Max Insel Cohen

Max Insel Cohen of Livingston, 85, who died on Saturday, November 23, was born in Newark on New Year’s Eve. Max always said, “When I was born everyone celebrated.” His parents were Frieda Insel Cohen and Leroy F. Cohen.

Max graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, New Jersey, and then from Rider College in Trenton. From there he served in the US Army for two years. Subsequently, he entered the family business, Insel & Insel in Newark, and then, as an entrepreneur, established Max Insel Cohen, Inc., Animal Organs and Tissues for Research, serving all the major medical schools and research institutions throughout the greater metropolitan area.

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Hold Private Service For Helen De Ghetto

HelenM.De Ghetto(néeZschack), 95, of Livingston died at her home on Wednesday, November 20.

The family received relatives and friends at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 4. The funeral was private.

Wife of the late Kenneth A. De Ghetto, Mrs. De Ghetto is survived by her daughter, Donna MacConnel of Rhode Island; her son, Glenn De Ghetto of Arizona; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Born in Clifton, Helen was a longtime resident of Livingston.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Homeless Animal Adoption League, 236 Delawanna Ave., Clifton, N.J.07014 (www.haalnj.org/donate.html)would be appreciated.

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Services Were Held For Jane Kocur, 98

Jane Kocur, 98, of Livingston, died on Wednesday, November 27.

Born in Newark to Stephanie and Frank Kiersten, Mrs. Kocur was a parishioner of St. Philomena Church and a member of the Oakleaf Club. She won an award for baking from Betty Crocker and her recipe was featured in Better Homes and Gardens.

Mrs. Kocur was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Kocur, and her siblings, Edward Kiersten and Helen Jarmusz. She is survived by her children, William (Terry) Kocur, Susan Kocur, Linda Kocur, and Nancy Taylor (Jon); two grandchildren; and her brother, Stanley Kiersten.

A funeral service was held at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home on Monday, December. 2, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

To leave condolences, visit quinnhoppingfuneral.com

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Services Were Held For Antoinette Schifano

Antoinette T. Schifano, 89, of Livingston, died on Friday, November 29.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 4, at Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove and interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

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Herman Grant

Herman Grant

Herman Grant of Livingston, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully at home on Monday,December2,2019,justsix weeks short of his 100th birthday. He was born January 11, 1920, in Herre, Norway.

At the young age of 12, and for the next ten years, Herman served in the Merchant Marine, commencing as a mess boy and then as a deckhand. During that time, he was torpedoed twice by German U-boats.

In 1942, after jumping ship in Brooklyn, New York, Herman joined the 99th Battalion, known as The Norwegian Ski Troops/ Special Forces. After training for two years at Camp Hale, Colorado, he participated in the invasion of Normandy, the Battles of Cherbourg, Caan, Falaise Pocket, and Canals in Holland, as well as the Battle of the Bulge.

From there, the 99th Battalion was sent to Norway for the German surrender. Herman was part of the troops that liberated Norway.

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Services Were Held For Alvin Simon, 88

Alvin Simon ofVerona, formerly of Livingston, died on November 9.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was the owner of Barry’s Men’s Clothing in Bloomfield and Livingston.

Mr. Simon is survived by his second wife, Joyce; his daughter, Cindy (Pat) Simon of Metuchen; his son, Steven (Madelyn) Simon of Florida; his stepdaughters, Patty Katz of Chatham and Linda Goldberg of Florida; his sister, Linda Davidson of Verona; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Howard (Barbara), of Verona in 2017.

Graveside services were held at King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton on November 12 with arrangements by J. L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove.

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Mass Offered Nov. 23 For Rosemary Lucarelli

Rosemary Lucarelli of Livingston died October 28 at the age of 64.

A Memorial Mass was offered for her on Saturday, November 23, in St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church in Livingston. Arrangements were by the Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial, Caldwell.

Born in Newark, Ms. Lucarelli lived in Bloomfield before moving to Livingston in 2000. She was employed as an REO manager with Weichert Realtors in Morris Plains for many years.

Ms. Lucarelli is survived by her husband, Michael Trezza; her brother, Louis, and his wife, Diane Lucarelli; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony and Gwen Trezza, Carmine Trezza, Elizabeth and Frank Rossi, and Cathy and Richard Gilchrist.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

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Funeral Services Held For Michael Mitschele

Michael Douglas Mitschele died in his sleep on Thursday, November 21. He was 63 years old.

Raised in Livingston, Mr. Mitschele was a 1974 graduate ofWest Essex High School. He lived in Roseland for over 25 years, where he ran Baer Concrete and was a founding member of the Roseland First Aid Squad. He later lived in Pine, Colorado, and in Asbury Park for the past six years.

Mr. Mitschele is survived by his daughters Melissa (Ron Brizzie) and Dawn (Tory Henry); his son, Daniel (Erin); his longtime partner, Kelly Bogart; and five grandchildren.

He is also survived by his parents, Herbert J. Jr. and Joyce Mitschele; and his siblings, Clinton Mitschele, Cheryl Eichmann, Louis Mitschele, Patricia Beaumont, and Lisa Campbell.

Mr. Mitschele was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Evans and Virginia Mitschele; and a brother, Herbert J. Mitschele III.

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