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Palmina F. Pace Dies in Livingston

Palmina Florence (Natalini) Pace was born on November 19, 1917 and died on Sunday, February 8, in Livingston. Mrs. Pace was born in Massachusetts and worked as an art buyer for the McCann Erickson advertising agency in New York City until she married abstract expressionist artist Stephen Pace in 1949. She became the manager of her husband's career and was instrumental in his ability to devote himself to his art. The couple lived in Indiana on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, which benefited from the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries. They also lived in Fryeburg, Maine and gave money and many paintings to Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine. In 2009, the academy opened the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art in their honor. Until his death in 2010, Stephen resided in New Harmony, Indiana, with his wife, Palmina, who continued to live there until moving to Livingston.

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Kenneth Karetnick Dies in New Haven

Kenneth Karetnick Dies in New HavenA memorial service was held for Kenneth "Kenny" Karetnick, who died on February 2 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Born on February 13, 1963 in Newark to Naomi and Barry Karetnick, he grew up in Livingston. Mr. Karetnick was graduated from Livingston High School, attended Hartwick College, and received an MBA from Fordham University. Following college, he spent his entire professional career as a proprietary trader with several Wall Street investment firms. In 1989, Mr. Karetnick married Sherry Antoniac. Together they raisedtwo children, Jeffrey and Morgan, in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was a long time member of the Milbrook Club. He also belonged to the Kiawah Island Club in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Mr. Karetnick is survived by his parents, wife and children; as well as his sisters, Betsy Karetnick and her husband Gary Benz, and Jennifer and her husband Dr. Jonathan Cross.

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Funeral Mass For Sr. Gilbert Frey

Sr. M. Gilbert Frey, O.P. died at the age of 89 on Tuesday, February 3, at St. Catherine of Siena Healthcare Center in Caldwell. A funeral Mass was offered in St. Catherine of Siena Convent Chapel, Caldwell, on February 10. Born in Norwalk, Ohio, Sister Gilbert joined the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell on February 2, 1951 and professed vows on September 13, 1952. She earned a BA degree in education from Caldwell University and was an elementary school teacher at St. Philomena School in Livingston, Assumption BVM School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, St. Joseph School inUnion City, and St. Theresa School in  Kenilworth. Sr. Gilbert spent most of her ministry at St. Michael's Parish in Union, serving from 1958and 1969 and again from 1977 to 2005, when she retired. Sister also served as both bursar and superior at St. Theresa Convent and St. Michael's Convent. Surviving are her sisters, Elizabeth Schaffer and Veronica Kluding. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St.

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Kenneth Karetnick Dies in New Haven

A memorial service was held for Kenneth "Kenny" Karetnick, who died on February 2 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Born on February 13, 1963 in Newark to Naomi and Barry Karetnick, he grew up in Livingston. Mr. Karetnick was graduated from Livingston High School, attended Hartwick College, and received an MBA from Fordham University. Following college, he spent his entire professional career as a proprietary trader with several Wall Street investment firms. In 1989, Mr. Karetnick married Sherry Antoniac. Together they raised two children, Jeffrey and Morgan, in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was a long time member of the Milbrook Club. He also belonged to the Kiawah Island Club in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Mr. Karetnick is survived by his parents, wife and children; as well as his sisters, Betsy Karetnick and her husband Gary Benz, and Jennifer and her husband Dr. Jonathan Cross.

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Walter Liedtke Dies In Metro-North Crash

Former Livingston resident Walter Liedtke, 69, of Bedford Hills, New York, died on Tuesday, February 3. He was one of six victims of the crash of a Metro-North commuter train inValhalla, New York. His wife, Nancy. is his only immediate survivor. A member of Livingston High School's class of 1963, Mr. Liedtke served as curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the past 35 years. He was a renowned scholar on the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and the Delft School, a category of mid-17th century Dutch art. Mr. Liedtke earned a bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick in 1967. In 1969, he received his master of arts degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and in 1974 he earned a doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London in England. Prior to his position at the museum, he taught for four years, from 1975to 1979, at Ohio State University.

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Jeffrey J. Mirabile

Jeffrey J. Mirabile died at the age of 63, on Friday, February 6. The Funeral Mass celebrating his life was offered at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston, on Monday, February 9. Mr. Mirabile was born in Orange and had lived the past 53 years in Livingston. A self-employed maintenance contractor, he was an exempt member of the Livingston Fire Department, member and past president of the Livingston First Aid Squad and member and past president of the Livingston Auxiliary Police. Mr. Mirabile is survived by his wife, Janice; his sons, Joseph, James and Anthony and their wives, Julie, Nikki and Shannon; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Janice Nardone. Memorial contributions may be made to the NJ Firemen’s Home, 565 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005.

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Leonore Hornung Dies on January 29

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Funeral Services Held For John Joseph Leslie

John Joseph Leslie, 61, of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, formerly of Livingston, died suddenly on Friday, January 16. Mr. Leslie was an ironworker and member of the Ironworkers' Union Local 11, Newark. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Paulette; his children, Patricia, John and Sean; his brother, Jimmy and his wife, Nancy; his sisters, Kathy (Missy) Whelan and her husband, Buz, and Patty Miller and her husband, Lee.
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Funeral Tomorrow For Marilyn Moore

Marilyn H. Moore, 81, died on Monday, February 2. Her family will receive relatives and friends today, Thursday, February 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. The Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be offered at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston, on Friday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Moore grew up in Kearny and moved to Livingston in 1959. She was an active member of the Livingston Women’s Club. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James; four sons: Kirk and his wife, Elizabeth; Mark and his wife, Sharon; Glenn and his wife, Kristie; and Daniel; a sister, Barbara Marsh; and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston First Aid Squad, 62 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.
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Norman Arons 1935-2015

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