Obituaries

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04
Sep
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Ann Helen (Travisano) Simonetti

Ann Helen (Travisano) Simonetti, 86, died in her Livingston home on August 28. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Philomena's Church, Livingston on September 3. Born in Newark, she attended West Side High School, where she was a member of the Chi Epsilon sorority. After high school, she was graduated from a secretarial course in 1946 and served as a secretary for the Prudential Company in Newark for 15 years. Mrs. Simonetti was a member of Prudential's Patrician Guild, an organization for Catholic women. She also worked as a volunteer at St. Michael's Hospital in Newark. Mrs. Simonetti is survived by her husband of 55 years, Vincent; two daughters, Marianne Simonetti and her husband, Joseph; and Lucille Perrone and her husband, Anthony; a son, Domenic and his wife, Rosemary; and four grandchildren. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to a charity of choice.

Thu
28
Aug
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Herbert Weber

Former Livingston resident Herbert Weber died on Wednesday, August 20, in Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He was 94 years old. Born in Newark, he lived in Livingston and then in Roseland before moving to Union. Mr. Weber, a certifi ed public accountant, was founding partner of the fi rm of Kurtz, Coleman & Weber. He played basketball while he was a student at the University of North Carolina. He was also a member of the AEPi fraternity and actively supported many of the university's activities. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Weber was instrumental in breaking the "Enigma" (Nazi Code) while stationed in London, England. Mr. Weber was predeceased by his wife, Leslie; his brother, Martin; and his sister, Helen. He is survived by his second wife, Irene; two daughters, including Dale and her husband, Frank, and Marsha; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Thu
28
Aug
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Philip J. Loria

A funeral Mass was offered yesterday, Wednesday, for Philip J. Loria of Landing, formerly of Livingston. Mr. Loria died August 23 at the age of 66. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Arrangementswere by the Farmer Funeral Home of Roseland; condolences and memories may be shared at www.farmerfuneral.com. Mr. Loria grew up in Livingston, then lived in Netcong for 17 years before settling in Landing in 2007. For more than 28 years, he was a butcher for Kings Supermarket in Morristown. He was a member of Local 464A, based in Little Falls. In his early years, he was a professional trainer and handler of Irish setters, competing in various dog shows and kennel clubs. Mr. Loria was pre-deceased by his mother, Doris Loria, and his brotherin- law, Ernest L. Viviani.

Thu
28
Aug
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Mrs. Rivka Garkawe

Mrs. Rivka Garkawe, 75, of Madison, died Friday, August 22, in Morristown Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements were by Bernheim- Apter-Kreitzman of Livingston. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Mrs. Garkawe had lived in Livingston before moving to Madison 28 years ago. Prior to retiring, Mrs. Garkawe was a realtor with Burgdoff Realtors in Livingston for many years. Mrs. Garkawe served as an officer in the Israeli Army. She was an active member of Temple Emanu-El and Hadassah, both in Livingston. She is survived by her husband, Michael; her son, David; her daughters, Sharon Anderson and Debbie Gilman; and four grandchildren.

Thu
21
Aug
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Bertram Perlmutter

Funeral services were held August 12 for Bertram Perlmutter, 77, who died August 9. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Perlmutter lived in Livingston before retiring at the Wanaque Reserve. A graduate of Columbia University, he was a full-time pharmacist after serving two years in Germany with the US Army. For more than 30 years, Mr. Perlmutter owned and operated Park Pharmacy in Chatham. Predeceased by his wife, Judith and his daughter, Lynne Perlmutter Urquiola, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Julie of Los Angeles, California; his long-time girlfriend, Evelyn Blau of Wanaque; and four grandchildren. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, Massachusetts 02284

Thu
21
Aug
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John C. Leeds

John C. Leeds, known as "Jack," died at the age of 83 on August 9 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Funeral services were private; however, online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com. Born and raised in Livingston, Mr. Leeds resided in Florham Park and Hyde Park, Vermont. He served as executive vice president and head of the Trust Department of First National Bank in New Jersey, which was eventually acquired by Wells Fargo. Mr. Leeds also served on the Board of Directors of Asbury Graphite in Delaware, the Mannheimer Foundation in Florida, the Newark Museum in New Jersey and the Vermont Studio Arts School in Vermont. A graduate of Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell and Upsala College in East Orange, he served in the US Navy and was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia during the Korean War. Predeceased by his daughter, Michele A. Romano in 2000, Mr. Leeds is survived by his wife, Marie; his children, Bonnie A.

Thu
21
Aug
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Phyllis Foley

A memorial service for Phyllis arbara (Applegate) Foley, 91, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, at the Chapel of Bristol Glen in Newton. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Foley died at the Harris Health Care Center at Bristol Glen on August 12. Born in Orange, she was raised in Montclair and moved to Livingston in 1947. She had been a resident of Newton since 2007. Mrs. Foley, a graduate of Montclair High School, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, stationed at Brooklyn Naval Hospital as a pharmacist mate 2nd class in 1943 and 1944. Prior to her retirement in 1986, Mrs. Foley was a school secretary at Harrisonand Hillside Schools in Livingston for 24 years. She was a member of the Livingston Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as a deacon for many years. At Bristol Glen, she served on the Spiritual Life Committee and was an active member of the Veterans Group at Bristol Glen.

Thu
21
Aug
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Julia Guarino

A Funeral Mass for Julia R. Guarino was held yesterday, Wednesday, in St. Peter's Church, Belleville. Mrs. Guarino died August 16 in West Orange. Born in Newark in 1921, she was a longtime resident of Belleville before moving to Livingston in 2005. She had been employed at Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley. Pre-deceased by her husband, Peter, Mrs. Guarino is survived by her children, Julia R. Cullen and her husband, Joseph; and Father Thomas G. Guarino; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079.

Thu
21
Aug
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Alice K. Hegarty

Alice K. (Kolberg) Hegarty of Newton, a former Livingston resident, died Thursday, August 14, at the Bristol Glen Assisted Living facility. She was 85 years old. A liturgy of Christian Burial was offered for her on Monday, August 18, at Notre Dame of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Cedar Knolls. A homemaker, Mrs. Hegarty was born and raised in East Orange. She also lived in Newark, Livingston, Randolph, Whippany, and Andover before moving to Newton in 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Hegarty, in 1989; her son, Thomas J., in 1962; and her daughter, Mary Ann, in 1978. She is survived by her sons, Robert P. and his wife, Cathy; Michael E. and his wife, Susan; William F. III and his wife, Lynda; James F.; Kenneth J. and his wife, Linda; and Stephen P. and his wife, Wendy; her daughters, Bette J. Hegarty; Kathleen M. Harju and her husband, Jaak; Maureen C. Hagen and her husband, Glenn; Alice E. Juliano and her husband, Mark; and Susan M.

Thu
14
Aug
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Funeral Services For Dr. Hutter

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