Obituaries

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Mae Longo, 88 Dies in Livingston

Long-time Livingston resident Mae Longo died at the age of 88 on Monday, May 11. Born and raised in Orange, she resided in Livingston for the past 58 years. Mrs. Longo worked for Public Service and began her singing career as an employee of the Public Service Troupe entertaining the disabled World War II veterans in the neighboring VA hospitals. A 1974 graduate of Montclair State University, she earned a bachelor's degree in music. She was a member of St. Philomena's Church, where she sang in the choir and served as a cantor. Mrs. Longo was a member of the NJ State Opera Guild and performed at NJPAC. She also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Women's Auxiliary, the Women's Club, the Essex Board of Elections and AARP. She was the choir director of the Livingtones. Predeceased by her husband, Gerald S., as well as her nine siblings, she is survived by her son, James Gerald; daughter, Linda Longo Lang and son-in-law, John Lang; and one grandson.

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Funeral Services For Doris Adamus

Doris Dawson Adamus, 94, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died on May 11, one day after Mother's Day. A funeral service was held Friday, May 15, at the Pearson Funeral Home in Bethlehem. Mrs. Adamus was born in Spring Valley, New York on April 7, 1921, to the late Emma and John Dawson. In 1924, she and her family moved to Livingston, where she resided until 2004. Following graduation from West Orange High School in 1939, she married Willard Louis Adamus in 1942, and was a homemaker, wife andmother of three. She later submitted articles for the West Essex Tribune, was employed by the Livingston Library for 20 years, attended night college classes, and worked at election poll sites in Livingston for many years. A longtime member of the former Livingston Baptist Church, Mrs. Adamus served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, and as a member of the Women's Fellowship.

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Services Are Held For Ann Geiger Faas

A funeral service was held at the Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home in Maplewood on Sunday, May 17, for Ann Geiger Faas, 71. Mrs. Faas died on Thursday, May 14, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Born in Newark, Mrs. Faas lived in Maplewood before moving to Livingston six months ago. She was an assistant branch manager at the Haven Savings Bank in Livingston, where she worked for more than ten years before retiring in March 2015. Previously, Mrs. Faas worked at various branches for Union Center National Bank. Mrs. Faas was the mother of Jacqueline Canete and the late Leanne Snader and the sister of Paul Geiger and Mary Powles. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to St. Barnabas Hospice, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, N.J. 07052, would be appreciated. For more information or to send condolences, visit jacobhollefuneralhome.com.

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Funeral Services Held For Marcia Nimensky

Marcia Nimensky died on Wednesday, May 13, at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. The funeral service took place at Bernheim-Apter- Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Home on May 14 . Born in Jersey City, Mrs. Nimensky grew up in Verona. She was graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood and from Upsala College in East Orange. Mrs. Nimensky is survived by her husband, Allen, to whom she was married for 62 years; children, Jill Greenberg and her husband Jeffrey; Bruce Nimensky and his wife, Amy; and Linda Schottenfeld; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Ralph Cicci Sr., 91, Succumbs at Home

Ralph C. Cicci Sr., 91, of Livingston, died on Saturday, May 16, at home. A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, May 19, at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland. Mr. Cicci was born in Red Bank, and resided in Belleville before settling in Livingston more than 48 years ago. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the invasions of Tarawa in World War II. After serving in World War II, Mr. Cicci worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years, including the building of the Verrazano- Narrows Bridge. He was a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 12 in Livingston, hand carving eagles to be presented to each member who earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. Predeceased by his wife, Jeanne in 1993, Mr. Cicci is survived by a daughter, Barbara and her boyfriend, Jimmy; a son, Ralph Cicci Jr. and his wife, Lori; two brothers, Joseph and Vito Cicci; and four grandchildren.

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Funeral Services Held For Richard Meacham

Richard A. Meacham, 52, died in Livingston on Tuesday, May 12. The funeral service was held on Friday, May 15, at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home. A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Meacham worked for NECA in Whippany for many years. He was born in Ridgewood and lived in Livingston for the past 21 years. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Alison; sons Jeffrey and Alec; siblings Barbara von Halle and her husband Mike, and Gregory and his wife, Karen. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to "Footprints in the Sand-FBO the Family of Richard Meacham" at Footprints in the Sand, c/o Villafranco Wealth Management, 623 Fifth Avenue, 28th floor, New York, NY 10022.

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Funeral Services Held For Thomas Cecere, 73

Livingston resident Thomas Cecere, 73, died on Friday, May 15. Mr. Cecere was born in Newark and had resided in Livingston since 1971. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and went on to a career as a senior systems analyst and selfemployed computer consultant. He was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Raphael’s Church in Livingston for more than 40 years. Predeceased by his brother Edward, Mr. Cecere is survived by his wife of 51 years, Amelia; his daughters, Pamela Leonardis and her husband, Richard and Christine Cecere; two grandchildren; and brothers, Richard and Robert. In lieu of fl owers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102.

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Graveside Services For Eugene Kleinwaks

Eugene Kleinwaks, 91, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Livingston, died at home on May 14. Graveside services were held on Sunday, May 17, at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin. Born in Newark to Nathan and Clara Kleinwaks, "Bullet" played football for Weequahic High School. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot. A Tau Beta Pi graduate of Lehigh University, Mr. Kleinwaks was an engineer by profession. He married Rosalind Teitelbaum, and they settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he started a variety of businesses, in particular, the Penguin Ice Cream Company. The couple later returned to New Jersey, settling in Livingston, where they raised their family. Mr. Kleinwaks, a member of Temple Beth Shalom, was the owner of Kleinwaks and Company, a real estate brokerage, building and development, and management firm.

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Frederick Hock, 90, Dies in Long Branch

Frederick Wyeth Hock, 90, of Long Branch, formerly of Roseland and Livingston, died Tuesday May 12 at the Monmouth Medical Center. Mr. Hock was born in Newark and raised in East Orange. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946 and entered the V12 program at Princeton University, where he was promoted to Lieutenant. He served in the Pacific Theatre and took part in the campaign at Iwo Jima. Mr. Hock, who received his BA, LLB and JD degrees from Rutgers University, was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and was a practicing attorney for more than 50 years, specializing in wills, trusts and estates. In addition, Mr. Hock was a municipal court judge for three years in East Orange.

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Melchiore Rizzuto Dies at Home, Age 90

Melchiore "Mel" Rizzuto died in his Livingston home on Tuesday, May 5. He was 90 years old. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 11, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, followed by a blessing service, and then a committal service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Mr. Rizzuto was a resident of Livingston for more than 50 years. He taught at Delbarton School in Mendham for several years, and had a guitar studio, where he taught many residents of Livingston. He also published a guitar instruction book under the Mel Richard Method to teach young learners. A graduate of Chatham High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Rizzuto is survived by his wife, Dolores; his daughters and sons-inlaw, Pat and Frank Tacheco of West Orange, and Rita and Paul Stevenson of Pompano Beach, Florida; and three grandchildren. The family has noted that memorial contributions may be made to Boys' Town National Headquarters, 200 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O.

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