Obituaries

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Fleurette Kling

Fleurette Kling, 86, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and formerly of Livingston, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Carolina Village Medical Center. Born in Paterson, she was the daughter of the late Solomon Stock and Esther Avner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George R. Kling, and sister, Ana Goldkopf. Mrs. Kling graduated from William Paterson University and received her master’s degree in Library Science from Columbia University. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Association of University Women. Mrs. Kling was an avid reader who also enjoyed music. She is survived by her son, David Kling and wife, Gerri, of Livingston; grandchildren, Jacob and Lindsay Kling; sister, Miriam Greenhouse; and several nieces. To offer condolences on-line, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Richard Francis Minerva

Richard Francis Minerva, 87, died at his Livingston home on Thursday, August 28. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Philomena's Church, Livingston, on Wednesday, September 3.
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Mary C. (Santia) De Pola

Mary C. (Santia) De Pola of Livingston died on August 28 at the age of 101. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover on Wednesday, September 3. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph; she is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Sierchio and Viola Canfora; a son, John and his wife, Ann; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. To write a condolence note, visit LeonardisMemorialHome.com.

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Joseph DeSantis

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Mary Elizabeth Gillespie

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie, known as “Maureen,” died at the age of 73, on Thursday, August 28. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Philomena Church 396 South Livingston Avenue Livingston, NJ, on Thursday September 4, 2014 at 10AM Miss Gillespie, a resident of Livingston, was a teacher in the Newark school system for 35 years before her retirement in 2006. She was a member of the Master Gardeners of Essex County and the Essex Bridge Center of Livingston. Surviving are two brothers, Joseph M. and Thomas J. Gillespie. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057-0007.
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Aaron Chernus

Aaron Chernus died in his Livingston home on August 31. Funeral services were held on September 3 at the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Born in Newark, Mr. Chernus lived in Livingston for 50 years. After 15 years in the family business, Chain Curtain Stores, he became a real estate developer in New Jersey. A veteran of the Marines, Mr. Chernus participated for more than 20 years in both the New Jersey and National Senior Games, frequently earning medals. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janet; a son, Jack and his wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Andrea; and three grandchildren.

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Ann Helen (Travisano) Simonetti

Ann Helen (Travisano) Simonetti, 86, died in her Livingston home on August 28. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Philomena's Church, Livingston on September 3. Born in Newark, she attended West Side High School, where she was a member of the Chi Epsilon sorority. After high school, she was graduated from a secretarial course in 1946 and served as a secretary for the Prudential Company in Newark for 15 years. Mrs. Simonetti was a member of Prudential's Patrician Guild, an organization for Catholic women. She also worked as a volunteer at St. Michael's Hospital in Newark. Mrs. Simonetti is survived by her husband of 55 years, Vincent; two daughters, Marianne Simonetti and her husband, Joseph; and Lucille Perrone and her husband, Anthony; a son, Domenic and his wife, Rosemary; and four grandchildren. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to a charity of choice.

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Herbert Weber

Former Livingston resident Herbert Weber died on Wednesday, August 20, in Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He was 94 years old. Born in Newark, he lived in Livingston and then in Roseland before moving to Union. Mr. Weber, a certifi ed public accountant, was founding partner of the fi rm of Kurtz, Coleman & Weber. He played basketball while he was a student at the University of North Carolina. He was also a member of the AEPi fraternity and actively supported many of the university's activities. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Weber was instrumental in breaking the "Enigma" (Nazi Code) while stationed in London, England. Mr. Weber was predeceased by his wife, Leslie; his brother, Martin; and his sister, Helen. He is survived by his second wife, Irene; two daughters, including Dale and her husband, Frank, and Marsha; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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Philip J. Loria

A funeral Mass was offered yesterday, Wednesday, for Philip J. Loria of Landing, formerly of Livingston. Mr. Loria died August 23 at the age of 66. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Arrangementswere by the Farmer Funeral Home of Roseland; condolences and memories may be shared at www.farmerfuneral.com. Mr. Loria grew up in Livingston, then lived in Netcong for 17 years before settling in Landing in 2007. For more than 28 years, he was a butcher for Kings Supermarket in Morristown. He was a member of Local 464A, based in Little Falls. In his early years, he was a professional trainer and handler of Irish setters, competing in various dog shows and kennel clubs. Mr. Loria was pre-deceased by his mother, Doris Loria, and his brotherin- law, Ernest L. Viviani.

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Mrs. Rivka Garkawe

Mrs. Rivka Garkawe, 75, of Madison, died Friday, August 22, in Morristown Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements were by Bernheim- Apter-Kreitzman of Livingston. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Mrs. Garkawe had lived in Livingston before moving to Madison 28 years ago. Prior to retiring, Mrs. Garkawe was a realtor with Burgdoff Realtors in Livingston for many years. Mrs. Garkawe served as an officer in the Israeli Army. She was an active member of Temple Emanu-El and Hadassah, both in Livingston. She is survived by her husband, Michael; her son, David; her daughters, Sharon Anderson and Debbie Gilman; and four grandchildren.

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