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Ruth Bernstein

Ruth (Sabloff) Bernstein, 101, of West Orange, died on December 25, 2018. She was born in Newark and raised in East Orange.

She was an active member of Margulies Senior Group at the JCC MetroWest where she volunteered at the Nutrition Program and was a member of the senior group at Temple B’nai Abraham. She had a zest for life and loved being with family.

On her 100th birthday, Ruth was given the Legends Award from Essex County, which recognizes the tremendous contributions of our senior citizens, for advocating and providing assistance that is helping their fellow seniors to remain active and continue living in our community.

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Will Hold Memorial For Eric Magnusson

Eric Joseph Magnusson, 60, who grew up in Livingston, died on January 8. A celebration of his life will be held at the Sheraton Parsippany on Saturday, January 12 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Magnusson, a resident of Aberdeen, was a founder and co-owner of the Rascals Comedy Club.

Predeceased by his parents, Art and Patricia, he is survived by his wife, Ellen; his children, Mark and Melissa; and his brothers and sisters, Mark and Cathy, Guy and Angela, Drew and Lynn, Ward and Judy, John, and Vicki.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Magnusson’s name may be made to the Summit Medical Foundation.

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Mass Offered Wednesday For Antonio Antoniello

Antonio Antoniello, 96, of East Hanover, formerly of Livingston, died on Sunday, January 13.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 16, at the Hancliffe Home for Funerals in East Hanover, followed by a Mass at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, East Hanover. Entombment took place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Born in Avellino, Italy, Mr. Antoniello came to the U.S. in 1967, settling in Orange. He then resided in Livingston before moving to East Hanover 15 years ago.

He was employed as a construction worker for Salvatore and Sons in Newark prior to his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Laborers’Union, Local 472 in Newark, and the East Hanover Senior Citizens.

Mr. Antoniello was predeceased by his wife, the former Ida Colucci, in 1997, and by a sister, Teresa Colucci.

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Mass Offered Tues. For Edward Deren

Edward F. Deren, 88, of Livingston, died Friday, January 11.

Visitation was held Monday, January 15, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. A funeral Mass was offeredTuesday, January 15, at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church of Livingston, followed by a committal service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Mr. Deren was born in Newark to William and Rose Deren. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, aboard the USS Albany (CA-123) and the USS Missouri (BB-63) as a radioman.

He worked for A&P supermarkets for a number of years before joining Village Supermarkets (ShopRite) in 1960. He managed stores in East Orange, Morris Plains, Watchung, Chatham Township, and Florham Park, before leaving to form his own business, E.F. Deren Company, supplying restaurants with provisions.

At the end of his career, Mr. Deren returned to ShopRite in Caldwell, where he worked until he was 86 years old.

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Robert Leopold

Robert (Bob) Leopold, 93 years old, passed away peacefully at home in Livingston, New Jersey. Bob, a true gentleman, could be described by many roles, including husband, father, grandfather, volunteer, veteran, Mayor, engineer, among others. Bob grew up in Weehawken and Union City, New Jersey. He had fond memories of his years attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he obtained both his bachelors and masters in electrical engineering, interrupted by his enlistment in the U.S. Navy to join the efforts to defeat the Nazis in World War II. On his first day of combat duty, he says, the Nazis promptly surrendered. Bob once hoped for a naval career but did not obtain acceptance to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. (Bob had said that he could not get the required nomination from his congressional representative or senator because he was Jewish.)

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Funeral Mass in B.C. For Dorothy Laughlan

Former Livingston resident Dorothy May Young Laughlan died January 4 in Victoria, British Columbia. She was 81 years old.

Predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Edward Laughlan, she was the mother of Jennifer (John Quish) of Toronto, Ontario; Kevin (Sandra) of Leesburg, Florida; Owen (Shannon) of Arnprior, Ontario; and Sheila (Steve Ramsey) of Victoria; the sister of Kathleen Murphy (late Robert) of Vernon Hills, Illinois; Patricia Ambio (Raymond) of Roseland; and Theresa Foley (late Robert) of Lake Hopatcong. She is also survived by three grandchildren.

Mrs. Laughlan was born at home in Union and grew up in Livingston. In June 1964, she married and lived for several years in Oxford. In 1969, she moved with her family to Lakefield, Ontario, where they lived for 23 years. She and her husband moved to Victoria after retiring in the early 1990s.

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Rosemarie Giampolo Dec. 1, 1939 - Dec. 22, 2018

With profound sadness, we mourn the loss of our sister, Rosemarie, 79, our family hero.

Although she was born with spina bifida, an experimental newborn spine fusion surgery in 1940 miraculously extended her life span and quality.

Rosemarie was a Mount Saint Dominic Academy Scholar who, in the face of continued medical needs, completed her GED at home. Rosemarie was hired in the male-dominated electronics field, in a wheelchair, in the late 1950s at Chatham Electronics.

She courageously pursued her quest for independence in a wheelchairable world. Her legal pursuit of public transportation, and for businesses to accept her wheelchairable legs as readily as they accepted those of the non-disabled person, made her a foundational activist for the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) in 1973.

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Shiva Held Jan. 1 and 2 For Stanley Rothstein

Stanley Rothstein of Livingston died December 27 at the age of 86. Shiva and minyan were held at the Pointe Gate Clubhouse, Livingston, on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 1 and 2.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Rothstein had lived in Livingston for the past 55 years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alice; his three children, Lois Feld (Artie), Andy (Pam), and Steven (Shelly); and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family has suggested that donations in Mr. Rothstein’s memory be made to Temple Beth Shalom, 193 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.

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Stanley Wilson Rabinow

Stan” Rabinow passed away peacefully at the age of 100 years young, following a brief and difficult journey, on December 28, 2018 at the Teresian House in Albany, NewYork. He had been surrounded by family during the last years and months of his life.

Stan is survived by his son, Mark, and his wife, Nan; greatly beloved granddaughters, Sarah and Laura and her partner, David Bissember; and predeceased by his loving wife, Claire, of 71 years; and his son, John.

Stan and Claire resided for more than 62 years in Livingston prior to moving to the Albany area to be closer to family. For more than 30 years, Stan had been an active member of the Livingston Democratic Party, serving as a committee member, and was an early advocate and active member of the Livingston Recycling Committee.

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Funeral Services Held For Frances Levy, 89

Frances (née Yanoff) Levy, age 89, of Livingston, died at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on December 26.

Born in Long Branch and raised in Newark, Mrs. Levy was graduated from South Side High School. In 1950, she married Stanley Levy. The couple eventually settled in Livingston, where they resided for the rest of their lives.

She was an active member in the R.E.G.M. Cancer Research organization.

Mrs. Levy was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Stanley, and her sister, Molly Rovick. She is survived by her siblings, Edna Alexander and Jake Yanoff; her children, Cindee DeGennaro and her husband Victor, Robert Levy, Jill Amsterdam and her husband Chuck; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 30, at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston. Burial followed at Beth Israel Memorial Park in Woodbridge. The family has noted that memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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