Obituaries

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23
May
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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.

Thu
23
May
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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).

Thu
16
May
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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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16
May
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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.

Thu
09
May
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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.

Thu
02
May
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Gloria Ann Burke

Gloria Ann Burke, 90, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, formerly of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Philomena Church, 386 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey on Friday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Adolph and Mary Ellen Grube, Gloria was baptized at St. Aedan’s Church in Jersey City and attended St. Dominic Academy. She was a parishioner at St. Philomena Church for over 58 years, and was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society. She worked at AmericanBanker,apublicationfor the banking industry, in Manhattan as a Senior Manager.

Thu
02
May
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Chapel Service Held For Rose Liebman, 79

Rose Liebman of West Orange, formerly of Livingston, died Sunday, April 21, at the age of 79.

A chapel service took place on Wednesday, April 24 at Menorah Chapels at Millburn in Union. Interment followed at King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton.

Mrs. Liebman was born in Newark and resided in Irvington, Roselle Park, Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and in Livingston for 25 years, before moving to West Orange.

She attended Irvington High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University. A homemaker, she was a member of Hadassah and the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Auxiliary, for which she volunteered for over 30 years.

Mrs. Liebman is survived by her husband of 58 years, Norman; her daughters, Gail Meadow and her husband, Craig, and Stacey Smith and her husband, Richard; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

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02
May
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Service Held April 27 For Barbara A. Schott

Barbara A. Schott of Livingston died Monday, April 15. She was 85 years old.

Visitation was held on Saturday, April 27, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, followed by a chapel service there. Interment took place at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Mrs. Schott was born and raised in Jersey City, and lived there before moving to Livingston to live with her sister and husband. She worked as a waitress in Jersey City for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Helmut Schott; her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and William Woodin, and her brothers-in-law, Joseph Hoffman and Louis Gurry.

She is survived by her sistersin-law, Adeline Hoffman and Betty Gurry, and her nieces, Donna Jackson (Roy), Janice Hoffman (Dean), Carol Filak (Michael), and Laura Buzzard, and her nephew, Robert Gurry (Holly).

Thu
02
May
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Celebration of Life Held for Amy Feeney

Amy S. Feeney, 52, of Basking Ridge, formerly of Livingston, died Wednesday, April 24. Visitation was held Sunday, April 28, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, with a celebration of her life held there on Monday, April 29. Cremation was private.

Ms. Feeney was born in Orange, to the late Vincent and Grace Feeney, and attended Livingston High School.

She was the sister of Michael Feeney (Charlotte), Janice Salomone (late Robert), Kenneth Feeney (Susan), and Barbara Jaeger (Michael). She is also survived by seven nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in her name be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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02
May
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Memorial Service May 5 For George C. Andreasen

George C. Andreasen Sr. of Livingston, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, died Thursday, April 18.

AMemorial Gathering will be held at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, NJ, on Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. with a memorial service at 4:30 p.m.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Andreasen resided in Livingston for 55 years. He was a graduate of University of Nebraska, where he received a degree in electrical engineering. Following a 39 year career with Westinghouse Electric (N.A. Phillips Lighting), he retired in 1991 and became a member of the Livingston Old Guard.

Mr. Andreasen was predeceased by his wife, Pauline V. Andreasen, and his brothers, Harry and Sonny Andreasen. He is survived by his children, Chris (Pam), David (Laura), Carl (Michelle) Andreasen, and Dorothy (Jim) Remler; and 12 grandchildren.

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