Obituaries

Thu
28
Feb
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Fire Chief, Police Chief Pay Tribute To Late Firefighter and Dispatcher Craig Parker

Craig F. Parker Sr. of Livingston, a long-time volunteer firefighter, police dispatcher, and township employee, died on Monday, February 25, at the age of 60.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Quinn-Hopping, officiated by Father Francisco Mendonca, chaplain for both the Livingston Police and Fire Departments.

Interment will immediately follow the funeral at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Full obituary information was not available as the Tribune went to press, and will be published in next week’s edition.

Thu
21
Feb
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Mark A. Snyder

Mark A. Snyder, 78, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday February 13, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on January 27, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey to Ralph and Jean Leflein Snyder. He married Sharon Goldstein in Somerset, New Jersey, on June 2, 1963, and she survives. Both Mark and Sharon grew up in Livingston, New Jersey.

Mr. Snyder is also survived by his children, Barbara (Barry) Seidman of Springfield, Illinois; Richard Snyder of Pennsylvania; and Kevin (Jennifer) Snyder of Morris Plains, New Jersey; six grandchildren, Jacob, Eli and Raya Seidman and Rebecca, Hannah and Ryan Snyder; one sister, Anita (Leslie) Mostow; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Sherman.

Thu
21
Feb
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Services Were Held For Helen Pontiakos

Helen Pontiakos of Livingston died on February 12.

She was born in Orange and worked as an administrative assistant with the FBI in Newark, and later at KPMG.

Mrs. Pontiakos is survived by her husband of 62 years, Michael; her children, George (Jessica) of Genesee, Colorado, Anne Toohey (Jim) of Newtown, Pennsylvania, and Stephen (Licia) of Charlotte, North Carolina; nine grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Jean Krystalla of Toms River.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Irene Malamis and Catherine (Kay) Psilos.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Roseland, where her funeral was held on February 19.

Condolences and memories may be shared at shookfarmer.com.

Thu
21
Feb
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Services Were Held For Sheila Kalisher, 74

Sheila Kalisher of Livingston died on February 13.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, to Beatrice and Jack Cohen, Mrs. Kalisher was a former high school English teacher and patented inventor. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University.

She married Lester Kalisher in 1966 and had two children, Aaron Kalisher (Deb Cohan) and Lisa Kalisher Rivero (Luis). Mrs. Kalisher is also survived by her sister, Judy Harwood, and her brother, Stuart Cohen.

In 1986, she founded an invention company, A.L.L.’S. WELL & CO. She developed greeting card lines and a fishing utility system called the Tackle Box Belt, and was active in the National Society of Inventors.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, February 17 at Bernheim- Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.

Thu
14
Feb
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Services Were Held For Steven Sertner

Steven Sertner, 62, of Livingston, died on January 29.

He was vice president of sales at Mavi Jeans in New York City, and was a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire.

Mr. Sertner formerly lived in Cresskill and Parkland, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Stacey; his children, Cary, Lexi and Austin, all of Livingston; and his sister, Ellyn Lavigne of Aventura, Florida.

Private services were arranged by J. L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove.

Thu
14
Feb
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Mass Was Celebrated For Kevin Quinn, 48

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Philomena Church on Friday, February 8, for Kevin B. Quinn. The Livingston resident died on Tuesday, February 5.

Mr. Quinn was born in Orange to the late John J. and Bridget Quinn. He is survived by his siblings Maureen Lynch (Christopher), Eileen Quinn, Edward Quinn (Lisa), John “Jack” Quinn (Kathy), and his nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Irvington Adult Training Center, Attn: David Bishop, 220 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 (payable to CPNJ of North Jersey).

Thu
07
Feb
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Estelle M. Sher

Estelle M. Sher of Livingston passed away at her home on Sunday, February 3, 2019. She was 93 years old.

Born in Newark, she had lived in Livingston for the past 63 years.

Active with the AARP, Estelle also volunteered her time with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Meals on Wheels, the VFW Auxiliary, the Oak Leaf, and the Livingston Historical Society.

Surviving are her husband, Melvin; her children, Pamela Mazurek and Howard Sher; and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Estelle was predeceased by her son, Larry Sher.

Services were held Tuesday at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapels in Livingston. Burial was at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge.

To send a message of condolences go to www.bernheimapterkreitzman.com.

Thu
07
Feb
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Funeral Mass Offered For Brian O’Connor

Former Livingston resident Brian O’Connor died Tuesday, January 29, in Andover. He was 53 years old.

Mr. O’Connor was raised in Livingston, and later resided for many years at the Keystone Community Residence in South Plainfield.

He loved all things mechanical, listening to music, going to church, and a good cup of tea.

Brian was predeceased by his father, Patrick J. He is survived by his mother, Gail; and his siblings, Patricia Ann, Sharon, Dennis, and Patrick.

Visitation was held Friday, February 1, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. A funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, February 2, at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church, Livingston, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Thu
07
Feb
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Stanley Simon

Stanley Simon, 83,of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at his winter home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Stan was born on September 11, 1935, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Moe and Anna Simon, and was the youngest of three brothers, Sydney and Edward. He grew up living above the family toy store, helping with the business as needed.

Stan attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Elizabeth. He was an excellent student and a great athlete who received varsity letters in basketball, soccer, track and golf.

In his senior year, he received the very distinguished Cornell Cup which was presented to the one student in Union County best exemplifying all-around athletic and academic excellence.

He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and continued with post-graduate courses at New York University.

Thu
31
Jan
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Hold Service Today For Frances Anderson

A funeral service for Frances C. Anderson of Livingston will be held at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home today, January 31, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover.

Mrs. Anderson died on Monday, January 21. She was 90 years old. She was born in Newark and graduated from Irvington High School. She worked at the Prudential and Chubb Insurance companies.

Shewas predeceasedby herhusband, Henry E. Anderson, and a grandson. She is survived by her son, Richard Anderson (Kathryn) and daughter, Lynne F. Skaflen; her brother, Clayton James Davenport; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests that donations in Mrs. Anderson’s name be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Livingston, or to the the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).

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