Obituaries

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Funeral Mass June 3 For Grace Russo, 87

Grace Irene Russo (nee Bozza) of Livingston died Monday, May 28. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Jersey City to MaryandPasqualeBozza,Mrs.Russo moved to Livingston in 1963.

Over the past 20 years, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Township of Livingston clerk’s office. Formerly, she worked as a paralegal for Foster-Wheeler in Livingston for 25 years, and served as an officer of the Peachtree Credit Union.

Mrs. Russo was widely known for her community service in Livingston, earning numerous awards and recognitions. Her most recent was the President’s Volunteer Award. She was an active member of the Livingston League of Women Voters, and served as its vice president up until her death.

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Memorial Service Friday For Ronald “Ron” Seigle

Ronald “Ron” Seigle, 70, of Morristown, formerly of Livingston, died May 24.

Born in East Orange, he had resided in Millburn, where he raised his family. He and his wife, Jeanne, have resided in Morristown for the past seven years.

Mr. Seigle graduated from Livingston High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1971.

Before his retirement in 2017, he was a product manager at iConnectiv. He had worked with the Bell System for over 45 years.

Ron is survived by his wife, Jeanne (nee Casey) Seigle; his daughters, Jessica Burruano and her husband, Mike, and Elizabeth Seigle; his siblings, Alexandra Seigle and her husband, Paul Traina, and Larry Seigle and his wife, Leslie; his brother in-law, Roger Casey, and his wife, Doty; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at the Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4 Waldron Avenue, Summit.

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Dr. Loren K. James

Dr. Loren K. James, 72, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at his home in Livingston, surrounded by his loving family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St., Bloomfield, on Thursday at 10 a.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Upper Montclair. Visitation was held on Wednesday.

Born inWhite Plains, NewYork, Dr. James lived in Bloomfield before moving to Livingston in 1972. He was a retired administrator and principal for the Montclair School system. A graduate of Bloomfield College, he attained a master’s degree from Montclair State and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

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Funeral Held Monday For Eustace Anselmi

Eustace “Gus” Anselmi of Livingston died Thursday, May 16, in Livingston. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Anselmi was born on June 11, 1932, to Carmela and Dominick Anselmi, and grew up in Maplewood. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Grammar School, Columbia High School, and Seton Hall University, where he studied mathematics and philosophy.

He worked with his father and uncle to startAnselmi and DeCicco, a small construction company specializing in sidewalks and driveways. He married his wife, Ann, in 1956.

Mr. Anselmi and his company were involved in such infrastructure projects as the development of Liberty State Park, Liberty Science Center, the renovation of Newark Airport International Airport, the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange of Routes 46, 23 and 80 in Wayne, and multiple other highways and bridges in the tri-state area. In his later years, he, his brother and their families owned and ran a cattle ranch in Costa Rica.

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Funeral Mass Friday For Robert Mulhall

Robert Joseph Mulhall, 96, died Monday, May 20, in Woodbridge. Born in Newark, he had been a resident of Livingston for 65 years.

Mr. Mulhall is survived by his wife, Mary; his children, Mary Witte (Don), Bob (Lori), Karen Krenek (Ray), Linda Baker (Neil), Anne (Claudia Langieri), Jim (Debbie), and Eileen Kavanagh (Chris); his sisters, Agnes Holler and Ruth Zern; and 19 grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Marie Nerney.

A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, Livingston, with interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. Arrangements are under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Livingston. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Mr. Mulhall’s name be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Funeral Service Today For Anthony Mita

Anthony “Tony” L. Mita, 65, died Sunday, May 19, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Somerset in Somerville.

Born in Newark, Mr. Mita resided in Livingston for many years before moving to Martinsville 32 years ago.

He was employed by Beneficial Insurance Companies in Morristown/Peapack, as a programmer. For the past 14 years, he worked as a consultant with Luxoft USA Inc.as a project manager for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in East Hanover.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in Martinsville.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy DeMatteo Mita; his children, Jacqueline Picard and her husband, Urban II; Margot Dolbier and her husband, James; and Kyle Mita and his significant other, Logan Swain; his siblings, Marianne Stout, Rocco and Wendy Mita, Michael Mita and David Mita; and four grandchildren.

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Services Were Held For Paul Steven Siegel

Paul Steven Siegel died at his home in Livingston on Sunday, May 19. He was 64.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Farmingdale, Long Island, Mr. Siegel lived in Livingston for the past 34 years.

Afuneral service was held Monday at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston.

He was on a national wrestling team and participated in sports at Montclair State University. He later earned an MBA at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

After running his own business, Siegel EDP, and starting a business, called Sundance, with a friend, Mr. Siegel began working at Novartis in East Hanover in 1999.

Mr. Siegel is survived by his wife, Holly (Miller); his children, David Siegel (Jessica) and Melanie Siegel; his twin sister, Jane (Stephen Rozales), and his sister, Julie (Ricky Berger).

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Mass Was Celebrated For Gerard DeLorenzo

Gerard DeLorenzo, 87, of Livingston died on Thursday, May 9, at Inglemoor Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral was held at the La-Monica Memorial Home in Livingston on Monday, May 13, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Raphael’s Church.

Born and raised in Newark, Mr. DeLorenzo attended Central High School. He moved to Livingston in 1965.

Following his service in the Army during the Korean War, he worked for the Mennen Company in Morristown. He retired 30 years ago as the manager of systems development.

Mr. DeLorenzo was the husband of Mary (née Tronolone); the father of Michael DeLorenzo (Rosemarie), Jennifer Rullis (Ralph), and Lisa Nisivoccia (Rocco); the brother of Joseph DeLorenzo (Dianna); the grandfather of five; and the brother-inlaw of Florence DeLorenzo. He was predeceased by his siblings, Sabina Immersi and Frank DeLorenzo.

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Services Held May 15 For Barbara Feldstein

Barbara Polancer Feldstein, 87, died in her West Orange home on Monday, May 13.

Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, she graduated from Saint Margaret’s School and then from Wellesley College in 1953. She married Joel Feldstein in 1957 and moved to Livingston, where they raised their family and lived for almost 50 years.

She began her career as a medical researcher at Rockefeller University in New York and then earned a master’s degree in teaching from Kean University. She taught biology and biochemistry at Columbia High School in Maplewood for 20 years.

Mrs. Feldstein was a lifetime member of the National Council of Jewish Women, where she served as president of the Livingston Chapter. She also helped to found, and served as president of the Business and Professional Women’s Division of NCJW in Essex County.

She was an active member of Temple B’nai Jeshurun for more than 50 years.

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Funeral Mass Offered For Renee Lopomo, 94

Renee Lopomo of Livingston died Thursday, May 2. She was 94 years old. Visitation took place Monday, May 6, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. A funeral Mass was offered Tuesday, May 7, at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church. A committal service followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Mrs. Lopomo was born in Newark and lived there until 1962, when she moved to Livingston. She was a parishioner of St. Philomena Church, and volunteered at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She also worked for Sunlight Life as a secretary, and was a judge for the Essex County Board of Elections polling centers.

Mrs. Lopomo was predeceased by her husband, Rocco, and her brother, Benjamin Sciarrillo and his wife, Geraldine. She is survived by her children, Patricia Biello, and Rocco Lopomo, Jr.; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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