Obituaries

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13
Jun
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Mrs. Celina Rosenblum, Holocaust Survivor, Dies

Celina Rosenblum of Livingston died Saturday evening, June 8, at her home in Livingston.

She is survived by her children, Melvin Rosenblum, Harry Rosenblum and Annette Taffet; their spouses, Janet Rosenblum, Bonnie Rosenblum and Mark Taffet; and seven grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Idek.

Mrs. Rosenblum was born in Cracow, Poland, in 1929. She was a Holocaust survivor and was liberated from Auschwitz. She married her husband in 1946 in Austria, and they came to the U.S., where they settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Subsequently they lived in Vineland; Toronto, Canada; Clifton; and Fort Lee. After Mr. Rosenblum’s death, Mrs. Rosenblum moved to Livingston.

She was a supporter of her Jewish community, synagogues, the Cracow Society, the Solomon Schechter School, the Joseph Kushner Academy, the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled, State of Israel Bonds, and Yad Vashem.

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06
Jun
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Michael T. Luckewicz

Michael T. Luckewicz passed away peacefully on May 27, 2019. He was 59 years old. Michael was born on January 31, 1960. He is the son of Wsewolod and Marcia Luckewicz of Livingston, N.J. Michael graduated from Livingston High School in 1978. After graduating Lehigh University in 1982, he went on to complete his Juris Doctorate in Law from Seton Hall University in 1985.

He was married to Meredith Wehner from 1984-2014. Michael worked for Ernst and Young in Paris, France from 1987-1993. He loved his years in Paris, relishing French food, wine and culture. He made many Parisian friends who remained close until his death. After returning to the U.S. in 1994 he worked for Ernst and Young in Boston, Massachusetts. His most recent position was Director of Tax for Booz, Allen and Hamilton in Parsippany, N.J. He lived in Basking Ridge, N.J. for many years and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island at his summer home.

Thu
06
Jun
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Service Will Be Held For Carolyn Roth, 82

Carolyn (née LaMeire) Roth of Clinton died on Sunday, May 26, after a short bout of cancer.

Born and raised in Livingston, she graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mrs. Roth was predeceased by her husband, Don, who she had met while working as a car hop at his restaurant, Don’s Drive In, in Livingston.

She is survived by her six children, S. Robert Roth and wife, Roberta, Alyssa (Nollman) and husband Bill, Carolyn (Puleo) and husband Joe, Jaclyn Roth, Jon Roth, Bobbi Roth and his wife, Chris Delli Paoli, and eight grandchildren.

Aprivate memorial service for family and friends will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Mrs. Roth’s favorite charity, The Humane Society.

Thu
06
Jun
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Private Services For Michael Buglio

Former Livingston resident Michael Joseph Buglio died Sunday, May 26, at the age of 85.

He was born and raised in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He spent the majority of his adult life in Livingston, and most recently lived in Warrenton, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Carol Spinner; his sister, Margaret Generose; his former wife, Lara Buglio; his three children, Michael Buglio (Bette-Lynn), Marisa Buglio Schaefer (Ron), Daniel Buglio (Kelly); and four grandchildren.

Mr. Buglio was a life-long musician. He learned to play trombone as a child and went on to study music, earning a B.S. at West Chester University and an M.A. in music education from Temple University. His 34 year career in education began as a high school band director in Maryland and concluded as the supervisor of music for the Livingston School District.

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06
Jun
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Eleanore Sochor Dies at Age 94

Eleanore O. Sochor (nee Osman), 94, of Livingston died Saturday, June 1.

Born in Newark to Barry and Marie Osman, Mrs. Sochor moved to Livingston in 1952 with her husband, Rudy, who predeceased her in 2010.

She worked as an executive secretary for most of her career. In addition, she volunteered her time at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for decades, and participated in charity knitting projects.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sochor was predeceased by her sister, Pearl Sklanka, and her brothers, Herbert and Edward Osman. She is survived by her daughter, Lori Stanko; and two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Livingston.

In September, 1904, four grades met in the primary room of District School No. 2 at Northfield Center, where Roosevelt School was later located.

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30
May
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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.

Thu
30
May
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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.

Thu
30
May
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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.

Thu
23
May
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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.

Thu
23
May
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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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