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offer Funeral mass For William Payne

William P. Payne, 63, died on Saturday, May 9, at Care One of Livingston. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life was offered at St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston on Wednesday, May 13. Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Payne had lived in Belleville before moving to Livingston 26 years ago. He received his sociology degree from Jersey City State University and retired in 2013 as a circulation manager for the Star Ledger after 25 years. He was a Little League coach in Livingston throughout his sons' little league years. Mr. Payne is survived by his wife, Michele; and his two sons, William M. (and his wife Vikki) and Michael B. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

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Funeral Services For Irene Agriss, 83

Irene (Corvino) Agriss of Livingston, died on Friday, May 8, at the age of 83. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 11, at the Bernheim- Apter-Kreitzman Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Mrs. Agriss, who was born in Orange, was a law librarian from 1985 to 2008, for the law firm of Brach Eichler, in Roseland. Prior to that, she was in quality control for New York Bakeries in Cleveland, Ohio. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; she is survived by a daughter, Marcy and her husband, Michael; a son, Howard, and his wife, Anna; and two grandsons. She is also survived by her brother, Tom (Sonny) Corvino.

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Hold Funeral Today For Justine Kreismer

Justine Pawlik Kreismer, 88, died on Friday, May 8. A funeral will be held today, Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Livingston United Methodist Church, Livingston. Born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Kreismer resided in Livingston for 62 years. She worked for the Township of Livingston as the assistant comptroller in the Accounts Department for 28 years before her retirement in 2005. An active member of the Livingston United Methodist Church, Mrs. Kreismer participated in numerous church ministries, including the Weekday Nursery School; the Sunday School, where she was superintendent; and the fl ower ministry, where she served as chairman. She was actively involved in maintaining the church sign, which was donated in memory of her late husband. Predeceased by her husband, Louis M. Kreismer, Mrs. Kreismer is survived by her daughters, Kathy Greuter and her husband, Al, of Columbia, Maryland; and Mary Lou Haas of Succasunna.

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Funeral Services For Marylin Kravetz

Marylin Kravetz, 69, formerly of Livingston, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 7. A memorial service was held at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, with a graveside service at Beth Israel Memorial Park. Born in Newark on June 24, 1945 to Jack and Lena Israel, she was graduated from Weequahic High School in 1963, married Robert Kravetz in 1966, and resided for 42 years in Livingston, where she raised her family. Surviving Mrs. Kravetz is her husband of 49 years, Robert; her children, Jeffrey and Elaine Kravetz; her daughter-in-law Pamela; and her four grandchildren. In lieu of fl owers, the family suggests that donations be made to GBS/ CIDP Foundation International

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Dorothy McKenna Succumbs at Home

Dorothy McKenna, 92, died in her home on April 27. Mrs. McKenna grew up in Irvington, but lived most of her life and raised her family in Livingston. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by Prudential Life Insurance. A volunteer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Mrs. McKenna was a member of St. Philomena's church choir and the Livingston Historical Society. She won awards for her poetry from the NJ Poetry Association. Mrs. McKenna was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her daughter, Arlene and son, Michael. She is survived by her children, Marilyn DiTringo and her husband, Anthony; Patrick McKenna and his wife, Karen; Daniel McKenna and his fi ancee, Megan Young; Joni McKenna; and Colin McKenna; and fi ve grandchildren. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Barnabas Hospice, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052.

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Funeral Services For Robert Honor

Robert S. Honor of University Park, Florida, formerly of Livingston, died April 28 after a lengthy illness. A graveside service was held on May 1, and a celebration of Dr. Honor's life will be held in Florida. Born in New York City on April 2, 1936 to Leo and Pauline Honor, Mr. Honor graduated from the City College of New York in 1958 with a degree in chemical engineering. He pursued his juris doctor degree from Seton Hall at night while working and raising his family. Mr. Honor retired as patent counsel in 1997 after 30 years with Sandoz and then Novartis in the development of innovative pharmaceuticals. He volunteered in literacy and adult special needs. Surviving Mr. Honor are his wife of 57 years, Jean; his children Michael Honor, Barbara Rothberg Honor, Kim Honor Matkovsky and Philip Matkovsky, four grandchildren, and his brother, Jules Honor. The family has suggested that contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Grossman

Audrey (Winnick) Grossman of Livingston, formerly of West Orange, died on Monday, May 4. Services were held on Wednesday, May 6, at Bernheim-Apter- Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Mrs. Grossman, who was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, was the proprietor of the Attic Boutique in West Orange. Predeceased by her husband, Burt, Mrs. Grossman is survived by her children, Jodi (Edwin) and Jed (Patty); and four grandchildren. Donations may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Funeral Mass For Mrs. Stumpf

B. Gladys (Hoffman) Stumpf, 92, of West Orange died on Wednesday, March 29. A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, May 4, at Holy Innocents Church in West Orange. Born and raised in Orange, Mrs. Stumpf lived in Livingston, before moving to West Orange 45 years ago. She worked for the West Orange Board of Education as a teacher at Gregory Avenue School for 31 years. Predeceased by her husbands, Edmond Rice and Walter Stumpf, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Elizabeth Chapel, 5 3rd Avenue, Ortley Beach, N.J. 08751. Letters of condolence may be posted at dangerfuneralhome.com.

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Wanda Wlodarczyk Dies in Livingston

Livingston resident Wanda Wlodarczyk died at her home on April 29. She was 63 years old. A Funeral Mass was held on May 2 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church. Born in Belgium, Mrs. Wlodarczyk emigrated to the United States in 1959, living in Newark, Irvington and West Orange before settling in Livingston. She was a member of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair and worked as a Data System Manager for Prudential Insurance Co. for 40 years. She is survived by her daughter, Josie Santoro and her husband, Scott; two brothers, Les and Bobby; sister, Danielle Wade; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. For more information, visit www.therossifuneralhome.com.

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Frank J. Stolese, WW II Veteran, Dies

A funeral service was held on May 1 at St. Philomena's Church in Livingston for Frank J. Stolese, 94, who died on April 27. Born on August 25, 1920 in Newark, Mr. Stolese moved to Livingston in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of the Rotary and Elks Clubs, Mr. Stolese was a real estate broker and, in 1969, became a founding partner of Nero's Restaurant. Mr. Stolese is survived by three daughters, Andrea Ubaldi, Connie Wolf, and Pam Jones; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his companion, Jacqueline Godown. A tribute page for Mr. Stolese may be found at www.mankememorial.com.

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