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HCHY Honors Member

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HCHY HONORS MEMBER: Helen Flores, executive director of the West Essex YMCA and founding member of HCHY(Healthy Community HealthyYouth), was honored forhercontribution to the community by the group on Monday, December 30. Flores retired from her job at the YMCA at the end of the year. Shown here, Chitra Maridi presents Flores with flowers. NBD Photo

 

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Menorah Lighting at Camuso Display

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MENORAH LIGHTING AT CAMUSO DISPLAY: Rabbi David Vaisberg, above, of Temple B’naiAbraham led a ceremonial menorah lighting at the Camuso Holiday Display at Memorial Park on Monday evening, December 23. At right Libby , Heller and Meyer Gottlieb attended the ceremony.The display remained open to the public until New Year’s Day. MCA Photos

 

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Services Were Held For Frieda Greenstein

Frieda Greenstein, née Hornstein, 95, died on November 23. Born in Newark, she lived in Livingston, then in Lauderhill, Florida, for 20 years, before moving to Whippany.

Mrs. Greenstein was a patient relations director at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, for 35 years.

Predeceased by her husbands, Sanford Sweigman and Dave Greenstein, and her son, Steven Sweigman, she is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Michael) Sakowitz of Wayne; a sister, Helene Siegel of Monroe Township; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Services were held November 26 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey.

that coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

The sessions will be on Thursday mornings, from 11 a.m. to noon on January 2, 16, and 30, and February 6 and 20.

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Memorial Was Held For Barbara Mather

Barbara Ann Mather died on December 20 in the Green Hill nursing home in West Orange after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 83 years old.

Miss Mather grew up on West Cedar Street in Livingston and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1954.

She worked as a broker in New York City and then for Robert Martin and the Martin Family Fund in Saddle River.

She also served as president of the Board of PAWS, the Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair.

Miss Mather is survived by cousins and friends, who held a memorial gathering at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home in Montclair on December 30. She was interred at Crest Haven Memorial Park in Clifton.

The family has announced that donations in Miss Mather’s memory may be sent to PAWS, P.O. Box 149, Montclair, NJ 07042. Online condolences may be left at www.moriartyfh.com.

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Tribune to Welcome Livingston’s First Baby of 2020 with Gifts

The West Essex Tribune is celebrating more than six decades of showering the first baby of the new year with an assortment of gifts generously donated by our advertisers. The first baby of 2020 born to Livingston parents will be named the winner of the Tribune’s 62nd annual First Baby Contest.

The rules to determine the winner are the same each year: The first baby of 2020 must be born in a nearby hospital to parents who currently reside in Livingston. The exact time of the birth must be certified in writing by the attending physician.

Entries must be received in the West Essex Tribune office by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8. The winner will be announced in the January 9 edition of the newspaper.

 

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Vision 20/20 Committee Seeks Input About Emergency Communications

New Mini-Survey: Emergencies and Alerts

The Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee is continuing its series of short, topic-focused community surveys with its “Emergencies and Alerts” mini-survey, open throughout January.

This survey takes just one to two minutes to complete and is available online and in hard copy. It asks a few multiple-choice and checkbox questions about use of Livingston’s Swift911 Emergency Notification System, for individuals who have signed up, as well as for those who haven’t.

To find the survey, those interested can visit livingstonnj.org/Survey on a personal computer, smartphone, or other device with Internet access.

 

 

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Varsity Lancers Defeat Wildcats

Varsity Lancers Defeat Wildcats

VARSITY LANCERS DEFEAT WILDCATS: In recent action, the Lancer girls’ varsity basketball team defeated the Whippany Park Wildcats, 47-30, in the Livingston High School Fitness and Wellness Center. Shown here, Lancer forward Aliza Gelman drives the baseline to score. Don Schwartz Photo

 

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Offer Mass Saturday For Jacqueline Huber

Jacqueline Mary Huber died Saturday, December 28, in her Livingston home. She was 88 years old.Visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Livingston. A funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, January 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston, with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Mrs. Huber was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, onApril 13, 1931 and was raised in Ohio, and later in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from the Catholic Girls’School of LA, she attended Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. During her time in Los Angeles, she met her future husband, Richard E. Huber, originally of Newark. The couple relocated to New Jersey and were married in Vailsburg.

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Mass Was Celebrated For Ralph P. Celebre

Ralph P. Celebre, 89, formerly of Livingston, died on Monday, December 23.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He resided in Long Valley at the time of his death.

He was a school principal for the Livingston Board of Education for over 40 years; a manager of the Haines Memorial Pool; and a founder of the Livingston Student Development Program, a student enrichment program.

Mr. Celebre was president of the Livingston chapter of UNICO, and was recognized as a “Livingston Citizen of the Year.”

He was the husband of the late Ruth Celebre; the father of Dr. Louis Celebre and his wife, Cheryl, Ralph Celebre and his partner, Susan Haase, Maureen Colonna and her husband, William, and Janice Lawton and her husband, Christopher. He was also the stepfather of Jane Clausen and her husband, Richard, and Christine Filip and her partner, Jane Caminos; the grandfather of 17; and the greatgrandfather of 15.

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Hold Funeral Mass For Mary D’Alonzo

MaryV. D’Alonzo, 88, of Livingston died on Tuesday, December 24.

She was born in Newark to Rosa and Anthony Sanfilippo. Mrs. D’Alonzo was the wife of the lateAlvin D’Alonzo; mother of Thomas D’Alonzo and his wife, Julia, and Mary Bocchino and her husband,Vincent. She is also survived by two grandchildren, her sister, Helen Quinn and her husband Chuck, and Bob Sanfilippo and his wife, Eleanor.

A funeral Mass celebrating Mrs. D’Alonzo’s life will be held Tuesday, December 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Church, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society.

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