Obituaries

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Martin G. Margolis

Martin G. Margolis, 78, of Livingston and Longboat Key, Florida, died on Friday, September 19, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Mr. Margolis was born in Newark. He had lived in Livingston and Longboat Key for many years. A graduate of Rutgers University, he received his J.D. degree from New York Law School. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association. His office, Margolis Law, LLC, was located in Livingston. He was in practice for 54 years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation.

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R. Bruce Noel

R. Bruce Noel died September 21 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. A funeral service will be held today, Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home in Canton, Massachusetts. To sign the guestbook, visit www.dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com Born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, Mr. Noel lived in Livingston for many years. A graduate of Newark College of Engineering, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a civil engineer for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for many years before retiring in 1984. Predeceased by his wife, Arax Zevart, Mr. Noel is survived by his children, Arthur W. of Sharon, Massachusetts, Gary J. of North Caldwell, Barbara G. Noel of Rhinebeck, New York, Adrienne C. Noel of Hillsboro, New Hampshire, and Audra A. Duncan of Rochester, Minnesota; a sister, Doris Smith; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Kennedy Savage

Kennedy Savage, 91, died at Inglemoor Care Center, Livingston, on Thursday, September 18. A funeral service celebrating his life was held on Monday, at the Presbyterian Church of Livingston. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Savage moved to Livingston in 1951. He served in the Air Force during World War II, receiving the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge as well as many other medals for his service overseas in combat. Mr. Savage, who earned a master's degree in engineering from Stevens Institute, Hoboken, retired after many years as a mechanical engineer with Federated Metals Division Asarco in Newark. He had been an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Livingston. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith; his children, Roberta Savage, Gail Demeter and Peter Savage; three grandchildren and a greatgranddaughter.

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Camille Balsamo

Camille (Bucco) Balsamo, 75 of Toms River, and a former longtime resident of Livingston, died on September 23. A graduate of Girls VoTech in Newark, Mrs. Balsamo went on to work briefly at Columbus Hospital in Newark. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Joseph Balsamo, she is survived by her nephew and her nieces. Visiting will be held today, Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home in Toms River and tomorrow, Friday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested a contribution in her memory be made to a local animal shelter.

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Richard Frank Zahn

Former Livingston resident Richard Frank Zahn, of Waterloo, South Carolina, died in his home on August 8. He was 69 years old. A memorial service will be held today, Thursday, September 25, at 1 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park Chapel in East Hanover. To write a condolence, visit LeonardisMemorialHome.com. Mr. Zahn was born in Livingston. He was the retired co-owner/operator of Zahn Real Estate and Insurance in Livingston. A graduate of the University of Miami, he was a US Army veteran of Vietnam and earned a Bronze Star for heroism. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Young); and son, Richard Andrew.

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Antonia Bonvini

Livingston resident Antonia Bonvini died on Tuesday, September 16. Funeral arrangements were by the Mc- Cracken Funeral Home in Union. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Bonvini; her children, Maria and her husband, Dino; Nicholas and his wife, Lisa; Marcello; Trish and her husband, Chuck; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To donate, call 1-800-822-6344 and use tribute number 36619196.

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Vincent Feeney

Vincent Paul Feeney, 84, of Livingston, died on September 23. Visitation will be held at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston on September 25, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on September 26, at 10 a.m. at Quinn Hopping Funeral Home. Mr. Feeney, a veteran of the Korean War, held many management positions with General Electric, Topper Toys, Springfield Electronics, and RSR Electronics Inc. from which he retired after many years. Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Grace, Mr. Feeney is survived by two sons, Michael and his wife, Charlotte of Somerset, and Kenneth and his wife, Sue Gammond Feeney of Richmond, Virginia; three daughters, Janice Salomone of Belle Mead, Barbara Jaeger and her husband, Michael of Woodland Park, and Amy Feeney of Basking Ridge; two sisters, Cecilia Collins and Maureen Messner; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Filomena Marucci

Filomena (Curiale) Marucci died at the age of 91 on September 19 at Morris Hills Center in Morristown. A Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered yesterday, Wednesday, at Notre Dame of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Cedar Knolls. Born in Alberona, Italy, Mrs. Marucci came to the United States in 1959. She lived in Orange and Livingston before moving to Towaco ten years ago. She is survived by her husband, Giuseppe "Joseph;" a son, Leonardo and his wife, Angelica; a sister, Rocchina Curiale; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Robert J. Doherty

Livingston resident Robert James Doherty, Jr., 36, died from pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on September 16. Funeral arrangements were by Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. Mr. Doherty was born in Kings Park, New York and resided in Livingston for the past ten years. He was an amazing father and family man who also loved the Mets, the Jets, camping, and coaching his boys. He is survived by his wife, Linda J. Doherty (nee Kates); sons, Robby and Ryan; father, Robert Doherty Sr. of Stonybrook, New York; sisters, Michelle Doherty and Christine Doherty Martin and her husband Kenny Martin of Levittown, NY. Memorial Donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PurpleStride NJ event online at http://purplestride.kintera.org/newjersey/lvkates or mailed to 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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Robert Mackaravitz

Robert J. Mackaravitz died at the age of 59 in his Union home on September 23. A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow, Friday, at 10:15 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, Union. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, at Galante Funeral Home in Union. Born in Newark, Mr. Mackaravitz lived in Livingston before moving to Union 28 years ago. He was a chief operating engineer at 2 Tower Center in New Brunswick and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68 in West Caldwell for 20 years. Mr. Mackaravitz, who coached Little League in Union for 12 years, was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 4504 in Union. Surviving are his wife, Sharon; his children, Robert and his wife, Nicole; Melissa Pescatore and her husband, Ken; and Kyle; his mother, MaryJane ("MaryMack"); a brother, Michael; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Clement.

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