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Gladys D. Fiveland Succumbs to Dementia

Gladys Dawson Fiveland of Lamoine, Maine, formerly of Livingston, died February 1, after a five-year battle with dementia. Mrs. Fiveland was born to John and Emma Dawson in New York state on April 1, 1924. Her father built a house in Livingston, and she attended Livingston schools until the eighth grade. She was graduated from high school in West Orange in 1942 and worked as a secretary for the Beneficial Management Group in Newark. In 1946, she married Arthur Fiveland, and became the mother of twin sons, David Nicholi and Andrew Karl, later having a daughter, Eleanor Jean.

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Crystal Hatzimanolis

Crystal Hatzimanolis, 79, of Livingston, N.J., passed away on August 11, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation was on Wednesday, August 15, at Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Avenue, Roseland, and on Thursday, August 16, at Saints Nicholas, Constantine, and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland, N.J. A funeral service was then offered, and interment was at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J. Memories and condolences may be shared at farmerfunerlhome.com. Born in Kalavasos, Larnaca, Cyprus to the late Michael and Olympiada Ioannides, she came to the United States at the age of 13, residing in East Orange, N.J., and eventually settling in Livingston. She attended Rutgers Douglas College, New Brunswick. Crystal was known for her strong work ethic, holding various titles throughout her career. As an active member of Saints.

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Marlene Legatt

Marlene Legatt, much loved mother, grandmother and new greatgrandmother, passed away peacefully August 4, 2018 at Daughters of Israel Nursing Home, West Orange, N.J. Marlene joined her beloved husband, Teddy, who passed away just three months earlier. A 54 year survivor of multiple sclerosis, Marlene was an inspiration. Born in 1936 in Queens, N.Y., she raised her family with Teddy and lived in Livingston from 1967 until her recent move to DOI. She was president of the Sisterhood at the Suburban Torah Center, Livingston. She volunteered for many community organizations, and was the event organizer of the Livingston Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for many years. She was a Master’s Point Bridge Player along with Teddy. All who knew her will remember her warmth, caring, and sense of humor. The family would appreciate any donations in her memory be made to the MS Society or Daughters of Israel. May her Memory Continue to be a Blessing.

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Mass Offered Tuesday For Stella Higgins

Stella Higgins (née Caprio) of Clinton, formerly of Newark and Livingston, died August 10 at Independence Manor. She was 88 years old. Visitation took place on Monday, August 13, at the Martin Funeral Home in Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, August 14, at St. Luke Parish, Long Valley, followed by interment at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale. To share condolences with the family, visit martinfh.com. Mrs.Higgins was predeceased by her husband, Donald Higgins. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Fred Fania of Tewksbury; her son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Una Higgins of Great Falls, Virginia; her sister, Ann DeRogatis, of Livingston; and four grandchildren.

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Service Will be Held For Gerardo Freda

Visitation and services for Gerardo “Jerry” Freda of Livingston will be held today and tomorrow. He died on Sunday, August 12 at the age of 81. Visitation will be today, Thursday, August 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston. The funeral will be Friday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philomena Church, also in Livingston. Born in Newark to Gerardo and Florence Freda, Mr. Freda was an active member of the Lions Club and UNICO. He retired as an agent for the IRS after 35 years of service. Married to Florence Freda for 56 years, he was the father of Helene McNiece (Thomas), Florence Catalog (Richard), and Gerard Freda; and the grandfather of six. He was also the brother of Anne Nigro, Frances Risto, and Angela Meglio. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Patricia Joralemon

August 25, 1920 – June 4, 2018

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Services Were Held For Helen Kearney, 97

Helen Marie Kearney died on August 4 at the Mt. Arlington Senior Living Center. Services were held on August 8 at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home in Succasunna. Mrs. Kearney was born in Woodhave, Queens, New York, and lived in Livingston before moving to Mt. Arlington 15 year ago. A homemaker, she was predeceasd by her husband, James E. Kearney, in 1983, and is survived by her four daughters, Pat Clausen of Easton, Pennsylvania, Jean Vollmer of Mt. Arlington, Linda Kearney of Boonton, and Joanne Pickell of Branchville; as well as six grandchilren and eight great-grandchildren. Donations may be made in her name to Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, or to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090.

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Arthur Giampolo

Feb. 4, 1944 – June 30, 2018

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Services Were Held For Dolores Gross, 87

Dolores Mary Gross (née Rebar), died on August 6. Services were held at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home in Brick. Born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, she moved with her family to Newark, where she met her husband, Bill. They married in 1951 and raised their four children in Livingston, moving to Brick in 1987. Mrs. Gross worked during high school as a colorist for Lorstan Studios and, after raising her children, obtained a nursing degree from County College of Morris. She worked as an RN at Brick Hospital and later volunteered in the emergency room. She was predeceased by her husband in 2010, and by her brother, Frank Rebar, and her sister, Florence Crann. Mrs. Gross is survived by her four children, William Jr. (Dianne) of Wilmington, Delaware; Patricia Grant of Morris Plains; Jack (Karen) of Half Moon Bay, California; and Karen Pyhel (Kevin) of Chatham and Point Pleasant.

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Sanford Goldberg

Sanford “Sandy” Goldberg, 86, died peacefully in his sleep on July 13, 2018. He is survived by his two daughters, Sue Ellen Greenberg and Terri Goldberg; his brother, Robert Goldberg; his son-in-law, Michael Greenberg; and his grandsons, Adam and Ross Greenberg. Sandy was a charitable man who served on the boards of Erste Bershader, B’nai B’rith, MetroWest JCC, and Temple Beth Shalom. Sandy began his lifelong love of football at Weequahic High School, where he was captain of the football team, and went on to play football for the U.S. Army and in college until an injury benched him. A graduate of New York University, he joined his father and brother in the insurance firm founded by his grandfather in 1914. He later assumed executive positions with State Mutual of America and John Hancock. Sandy was laid to rest alongside his late wife, Ann, in a private graveside service. Donations may be made to TBSNJ.org/support-tbs.

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