Obituaries

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Mass Offered Saturday For Patricia L. Braun

Patricia L. Braun (Connell) of Livingston died Wednesday, November 7. She was 88 years old. Visitation was held at Shook-Farmer Funeral Home, Roseland, on Friday, November 9. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Livingston, on Saturday, November 10, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. To share a memory or condolences, visit shookfarmer.com. Mrs. Braun was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Braun Jr. She is survived by her four children, Deborah Meyer, Denise Worthington, Joseph Braun and Michael Braun; her sons-in-law, James Meyer and Herb Worthington; her daughters-in-law, Petra Braun and Carol Braun; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Mrs. Braun’s memory be made to the National Shrine of Saint Jude or the Saint Barnabas Hospice Care Center.

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15
Nov
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Services Were Held For George Weinberger

George Israel Weinberger of Livingston died on November 5 at the age of 81. A committal service was held on November 7. Born and raised in Bayonne, Mr. Weinberger graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1960. He earned a CPA and spent 46 years with J.H. Cohn & Co. in Roseland. Mr. Weinberger is survived by Sheila Gross, his wife of 55 years; his two children, Mark (Serilyn) and Sheryl; his two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Stanton Weinberger. Mr. Weinberger served as Men’s Club president; and treasurer and vice president of the Temple Board; at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. Contributions in Mr. Weinberger’s name may be made to Temple Beth Shalom or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were made by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel.

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Services Were Held For Matt Friedman

A funeral service was held Temple Emanu-El in Westfield on Monday, November 12, for Matt Friedman. He was 47 years old. A Livingston High School alum, Mr. Friedman graduated Rutgers University with a degree in English and statistics and served as swim co-captain, He was employed at Scholastic Books for over 20 years, most recently as education editor. He is survived by his wife, Laura; their children, Lilly and Aaron; his parents, Norm and Gloria Friedman; his sister, Laurie Harelick (Matthew), his parents-in-law, Kass Freeman (Bill) and David Morin (Pat); and his sister-in-law, Jen Schlegel. Donations in Mr. Friedman’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, nationalmssociety.org.

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15
Nov
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To Hold Funeral Mass For Jane Ginefra, 86

Jane J. Ginefra, formerly of Livingston, died at her home in Wilmington, Deleware on November 11. Born and raised in Orange, she also lived in Parsippany and Elkton, Maryland. Visitation will take place at the Codey & Jones Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Avenue in Caldwell on Saturday, November 17, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, 219 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. Mrs. Ginefra worked as a receptionist for F&G Reinsurance in Morristown. She was predeceased by her husband, Sabino (Samuel); a son, Nicholas; and her brothers and sisters, Anthony Mangnanti, Michael Mangnanti Josephine Fernekes and Angelena Renna. Surviving are her son, Patrick Ginefra (Beth Carlough), and two grandchildren. Donations in Mrs. Ginefra’s memory may be made to the Gift of Life Foundation at giftoflife.org.

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Services Were Held For Robert Logan

Robert P. Logan, Jr., 42, of Orange, formerly of Livingston, died on Wednesday, November 7. Mr. Logan was the IT director for Ani Medical Group in Hazlet for many years. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Blackburn Jr.; his stepbrother, Edward C. Blackburn III; and his stepsister, Joyel Ryan. Services were held at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston on Monday, November 12.

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Services Were Held For Harriett Diener, 87

Harriett Diener of Livingston died on October 27. Born and raised in Newark, she was a graduate of Weequahic High School and moved to Livingston after her marriage. Predeceased by her husband, Stanley, Mrs. Diener is survived by her daughter, Lori Steiner; her son, Steven; two sisters, Sandy Stein and Gloria Perl; and five grandchildren. Services were held on October 30 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Thu
08
Nov
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Helen Korzun

Helen Korzun passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 in Green Hill assisted living facility in West Orange. Helen was born August 10, 1921 in Newark to Zygmont and Catherine Gorbocezewski. Music was an important part of Helen’s life and she became an accomplished violinist and pianist at an early age. During World War II, she was honored to play violin and conduct the New York Russian chorus groups for US and foreign dignitaries at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York City; and at Symphony Hall in Newark. After high school, Helen worked at RCA in the Accounting Department and later at the Edison Factory. In 1944, Helen married John T. Korzun and lived in Orange before moving to Livingston in 1955. While raising their children, Helen taught private piano and violin lessons. She later attended college and graduated cum laude from Kean State College in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.

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08
Nov
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Service Was Held For Burton Sebold

Burton Walter Sebold, 84 died in his home in Livingston on Friday, November 2. A memorial service was held on November 4 at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Born in Newark, Mr. Sebold graduated from Weequahic High School in 1952, served two years in Korea with the U.S. Army, and received a bachelor's degree from Upsala College in 1959. He was elected to the Livingston Democratic County Committee in 1972 and served on the Livingston Recreation Advisory Committee. He also attended five national Democratic conventions. After a career at Wakefern Food Corp., Mr. Sebold became director of the Economic Development Corporation of Essex County, and then served as the County's head of vendor administration until retirement. Burt is survived by his wife, Essex County Freeholder Patricia Sebold; son, Howard (Shayna); daughter, Risa Schreiber (Bruce); and five grandchildren.

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Nov
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Funeral Mass Offered For Diane LoCascio

Diane LoCascio (nee Laurilliard), 67, of Lebanon, formerly of Livingston, died Saturday, October 27 at her home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, October 31, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montclair, with interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Visitation took place on Tuesday, October 30, at Caggiano Memorial in Montclair. Mrs. LoCascio is survived by her husband, Sebastian “Julie” LoCascio; her children, Julie Ann DiGiacomo and her husband, Michael, and Paul LoCascio and his wife, Geradina; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.

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Nov
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Services Were Held For Rose Eckstein, 96

Rose Eckstein died at home in Livingston on October 5. Born and raised in New York City, she graduated Hunter College with a bachelors degree in business and taught second grade for 22 years at Dutch Lane School in Hicksville, New York. After retiring to Nevada and California, she moved to Livingston when her husband, Albert, died in 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Star; her son, Paul Kamen; three grandchildren and a greatgranddaughter. Funeral services were held at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus. Memorial donations in Mrs. Eckstein’s name may be made to the JCC MetroWest Margulies Senior Center in West Orange.

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