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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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Sidney Friedenberg

Sidney Friedenberg died unexpectedly at the age of 73 on September 21. Born in Newark, he lived in Livingston for many years before retiring to Florida. A graduate of Weequahic High School in Newark, Mr. Friedenberg earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the former Newark State College. He taught in the Newark and Livingston school systems for 35 years in addition to coaching varsity swimming at Livingston High School for many years. He was also a high school football referee for more than 40 years in New Jersey and Florida. Surviving Mr. Friedenberg are his wife of 45 years, Helen; and a sister, Susan Major. No funeral arrangements were announced.

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Girls' Cross Country Team Opens Season At Inter-Conference Meet in Branch Brook Park

On a cool, overcast Tuesday, September 9, members of Livingston High School's girls' cross country team stepped up to the starting line of their first competition of the season. It was the opening week of theSuper Essex Conference (SEC) dual  meet season. Four straight weeks of inter-conference meets will be held at Branch Brook Park in Newark on the newly resurfaced course. The Lancers are competing in the American Division of the Super Essex Conference along with the top teams in the county. Competing against
 
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Sunday Dodgers to Face Staten Island For League Championship

The Livingston Dodgers of the U.S. Over Thirty (USOT) Baseball League, Sunday division, will face the Staten Island Bombers for the northern division championship. The winner of the play-off series will face the southern champions for the state title. The Dodgers won the regular season title with a 14-4 record. In play-off action, they split the first two games of the series.
 

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