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Christine Dvorachek

Feb 08, 1968 - Dec 08, 2023

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Pompton Plains, NJ

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Christine Lynn Dvorachek of Pompton Plains, NJ on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at age 55. Born in Passaic, NJ, Christine grew up in Wayne, NJ, moving to Pompton Plains as an adult. Christine was a kind, generous and compassionate individual even as a child when she would care for all critters furry or feathered, and a few snakes as well. It was no surprise that her nurturing personality led to a degree in Nursing from Felician College, an...Read More

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David William Dunn

Aug 20, 1946 - Feb 15, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

David William Dunn, 77, of Pompton Plains, NJ passed away on February 15th, 2024 after enduring Alzheimer’s Disease for 11 years.David was born on August 20th, 1946 to Ralph and Florence Dunn, in Scranton, PA. After graduating from West Milford High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. David was very proud of his time in the service, where he earned several medals including a Good Conduct Medal and Expert Shooting Badge. Following his time in the service, David graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Education.David married Joan (White) Dunn in 1981. David and Joan went on to have two children, Michael and Lindsey. While raising his young family, David later earned a Masters in Education from William Paterson University.He worked at Mahwah High School as a physical education and health teacher, coach (football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling) and athletic director for 35 years. David especially enjoyed his time coaching his children, and never missed a game or meet.After retirement, David spent his time with his grandchildren, walking his dogs, golfing, and serving at the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains as an Elder. David had a strong love for animals and especially his golden retrievers (Lucky, Bailey, Shadow, and Bo).David was predeceased by his father, Ralph Dunn and mother, Florence Dunn. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joan Dunn; his children and their spouses, Michael Dunn, Elaina Petrone, Davis Rideout, and Lindsey Rideout; his grandchildren, Cecelia Rideout and Noah Rideout; his siblings, Carol Warwick, Robert Dunn, Ruth Mitchell, and Kenneth Dunn; and numerous nieces and nephews.Services will be held at the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains on Friday, March 8th, 2024. He will be interred at the BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).

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Salvatore Grippaldi

Jul 29, 1938 - Feb 14, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

Salvatore Grippaldi Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather, 85 Mr. Salvatore Grippaldi, 85, of Pine Brook, NJ, formerly of Belleville, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains. The memorial visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Sunday, February 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a memorial service celebrated at 4:30 p.m., Father Thomas Nicastro officiating. Salvatore was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Belleville for 36 years before moving to Pine Brook 22 years ago. He was a Musician, Entrepreneur and Artist with his own YouTube Channel REDSAL09. Salvatore loved music and entertaining, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Susan (nee Sibilia) Grippaldi; his devoted children Antoinette Mangano and her husband Thomas, Matt Grippaldi and his wife Kim, and Dina Templeton and her husband Billy; his loving sisters Virginia Drain and her husband Robert and Debra Sangemino; his cherished grandchildren Jessica McCarthy and her husband Conor, Marissa Mangano, Marlena Mangano, Billy Salvatore Templeton, Darla Templeton; and his dear sister-in-law Tecla Alfone and her husband Frank. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. Salvatore is predeceased by his parents Emanuel and Geraldine (nee Battista) Grippaldi, his grandson Jeffrey Grippaldi, and his sisters Josephine Cueman and Geraldine Petrone.

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Maryann LaHowchic

Oct 01, 1946 - Feb 14, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

Maryann LaHowchic, 77, of Pompton Plains, passed away on February 14, 2024.The daughter of Frank and Nancy Cerbone, Maryann grew up in West Orange. She and her husband, Michael LaHowchic (deceased) were longtime residents of Pompton Plains. Maryann worked in the sales department at Automatic Switch and enjoyed crocheting, summers in Lavallette at the Jersey shore, and spending time with family and friends.Maryann is survived by her son, John; her grandson, John Michael; and her 17 nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 11:30 am Tuesday, February 20 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.In lieu of flowers, donations in Maryann's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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Ruth Davis

Mar 04, 1932 - Feb 11, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

Ruth Davis (née McClelland) was born March 4, 1932 (Philadelphia, PA) and died February 11, 2024 (Pompton Plains, NJ). Born to John and Emily (née Turkington) McClelland, Ruth was the eldest of three sisters who sang together during their high school years as the McClelland Sisters at local churches and on radio. She was a devout and lifelong Christian who loved to play tennis and ice skate; and even in middle-age, she was known to hit a softball out of the park. Ruth graduated from Haverford High School and finished her bachelor's degree at Philadelphia College of the Bible, being her class valedictorian in both high school and college. She married Marshall Davis in 1953, and in 1954 they traveled to Pakistan as missionaries until 1957 for International Missions (now Christar). Their first daughter was born in Pakistan in 1956 after Marshall and Ruth made a memorable ride on a motorcycle over rugged roads to the hospital. The couple returned to the USA with their baby and settled in New Jersey where they continued in ministry and raised their four daughters. Marshall predeceased Ruth in 2003. She is survived by her two sisters: Doris (George) Vogel and Nancy (Paul) Michener; her four daughters: Marsha (Keith) Mueller, Judy (Greg [d.]) DeBrosse, Becky (Matthew) Kramer, and Rachel (Dennis) Charney; eight grandchildren: Jesse DeBrosse, Justin DeBrosse, Caleb Kramer, Emily (née Kramer) Davis, Leah Kramer, Hope Kramer, Haley Charney, and Ian Charney; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on February 24 at Jacksonville Chapel (264 Jacksonville Road, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035) where she was a member for over 60 years.

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Barbara Ann McPartland

May 07, 1936 - Feb 10, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

McPartland, Barbara Ann, age 87, of Pompton Plains, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Born in Paterson, Barbara had lived in North Haledon for most of her life before moving to Cedar Crest Village in 2016. She worked in the accounts payable division of Oxford Press and then for Lea & Perrins in Fair Lawn.Barbara was the beloved mother of Cara Bufanio and her husband Anthony of Butler and Dana Bascietto and her husband Frank of Wanaque. Loving grandmother of Maryrose Jackson and her husband Mark, Mark Bufanio and his wife Maddie, Olivia Bascietto and Alec Bascietto.A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30am on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at St. Anthony R.C. Church, 276 Diamond Bridge Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506, meeting at church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ramapo Bergen Animal Rescue, Inc., 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.

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Martha T. Ross (Thompson)

Jun 08, 1922 - Feb 08, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

Martha T. Ross (Thompson), a resident of Pompton Plains, New Jersey passed away peacefully in her sleep, on February 8, 2024, at the age of 101. Martha was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 8, 1922 to Elwood and Martha (Schmidt) Thompson. They moved to Long Island, then Manhattan where she attended the prestigious Hunter College High School, class of 1939, after which she began a career as a secretary. She met and married Paul D. Ross in September of 1944, just before he went off to WWII as a Navy fighter pilot. In 1950 they had their first child, a son, Kenneth, and subsequently moved to Demarest, NJ, three years later they added a daughter, Rosemary. After a brief time in Lancaster, Ca, the family moved back to Demarest, NJ and she then began a job at St. Joseph School in Demarest, as their first librarian. She then worked at the Tenafly Library for many years, and then Northern Valley High School-Demarest, as secretary to the Vice Principal. She retired in 1998, after 29 years. She then she volunteered at Pascack Valley Hospital and St. Mary's Elementary School in Dumont, NJ. Martha moved to Cedar Crest Village, Pompton Plains, NJ in 2008 where she enjoyed the many activities and clubs, Trivia Club being her favorite. She always said that living at Cedar Crest was "like living on a cruise ship". She was often seen walking around the campus, inside and out. She also volunteered at Reflections in Mountain View Gardens assisting with the nursing home residents in writing notes and cards to loved ones. She has seen may historic things during her life including, witnessing the B52 flying into the Empire State Building, and being in the movies on December 7, 1941 when it was announced the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. One of her hobbies was following the lineage of the British Empire. She would set her alarm for 4:00am to make sure she could see the weddings and funerals that were being televised. Martha is survived by her son Kenneth, his wife Karen, and daughter Rosemary as well as her grandson Shaun, who lives at Pathfinder Village in Edmeston, NY which is a Down's Syndrome community. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as many great and grand nieces and nephews, and her brother-in-law Raymond Finer. She was predeceased by her husband Paul who passed away in 1995, her sisters Edna Rodgers, Lucille Finer and brother-in-law Don V. Rodgers. Visitation will be held from 10:30 - 11:30 AM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, 781 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 07444. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Martha asked that a donation in her name be made to: Pathfinder Village Foundation, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY, 13335.

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Peter Joseph Veritas Jr.

Nov 14, 1932 - Feb 06, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

Peter "Pete" Joseph Veritas Jr., age 91, passed to the Lord peacefully on February 6, 2024. Born in Jersey City NJ, he was the son of the late Peter J. Veritas Sr. and Laura M. Veritas. He is survived by his beloved wife Gundi of 66 years, four children, Tina (Jim Rogers), Marlis (Dave Miller), Peter David (Zoe Veritas), Chris Veritas and seven grandchildren, Tom (Gabby Rogers), Jeff, Matt, Katherine, Lauren, Livia, and Jackson, to whom he was known as Opa. He was predeceased by his brother Frank Veritas and sister Loretta Reckenbeil. He was a true gentle man, loving, hard working, and spiritual. He loved his God, his family, and his country.Pete graduated from Bryant College in Providence RI with a degree in Accounting and Finance. While working for Shell Chemical Co. in NY, he completed his Master Degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The major part of his working career was with CIBA-GEIGY Corp. at their plant in Summit NJ in various managerial financial positions. He also prepared tax returns as a part-time business for over 50 years. He was a Korean war veteran, serving a 2 year tour of duty, as well as 6 years in the US Army Reserve. In his Fairfield NJ community he was very active in the town, in St. Thomas More Church, and in politics. He coached Little League baseball, basketball and tennis, and enjoyed playing his favorite sports with his children and grandchildren. He loved skiing with his wife, and they passed this love onto the whole family. He also was a lifetime Yankee fan.Retiring to Lake Naomi in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, he pursued many recreational activities and served as tennis committee chairman and as member of the Board of Governors. Competitive sports were part of his life from High School through and including his retirement years. He and Gundi returned to New Jersey in 2019 to spend their final retirement years at Cedar Crest Senior Living Community.Private cremation has been entrusted to John Scanlan Funeral Home in Pompton Plains, NJ. A memorial Mass is planned for February 12, 2024, in the Cedar Crest Chapel in Pompton Plains at 11am. The family will greet visitors from 10 to 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peter's honor may be sent to The Cedar Crest Resident Care Fund, Cedar Crest Village, 1 Cedar Crest Drive, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444, Attn: Philanthropy Department. Checks can be made to Cedar Crest Village with RCF in the memo line. Online donations can be made at http://tiny.cc/RCF2022

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John Richard Findura, Sr.

Aug 28, 1948 - Feb 05, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

John Richard Findura, Sr., 75, a resident of Pompton Plains for 50 years, passed away at home on February 5, 2024, surrounded by his family.John was born in Passaic to George and Anna Findura on August 28, 1948, and grew up in Garfield, graduating Garfield High School, class of 1966. He was a proud alumnus of Seton Hall University, where he received his BS degree, and of Montclair State College, where he received his MA degree.John taught for over 36 years in Fort Lee as a Physical Education and Health teacher and had a lifelong passion for photography. He spent many years coaching Pequannock Township Little League, loved the Yankees, and was a NY Giants season ticket holder for 40 years. He loved telling stories, of which he had a million, but especially about how Giants owner Wellington Mara personally gave him the tickets. He also loved talking about being pulled from the audience to sing on stage during the Broadway production “Swinging On A Star” where Henny Youngman complimented him afterward. John was a hot dog connoisseur, quoted “The Honeymooners” in every conversation, and trekked all over the country having many adventures with the love of his life, Janice, who he married in 1973.John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Janice (née MacMaster), who never left his side for a moment, his four children, John Jr. (wife Lauren), Michael (wife Kim), Kristen Leck (née Findura) (husband Jordan) and Richard, and his five grandchildren, Hailey, Ethan, Chloe, Taylor, and Kasey. He is also survived by his oldest brother, Robert, and predeceased by his brother George.Services will take place with a visitation from 4-9pm on Monday, February 12, 2024, at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, 781 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 07444, with a funeral Mass at 11am on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 318 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pequannock, New Jersey, 07440. Internment will take place at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, New Jersey, following the Mass.Flowers may be sent to M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, or donations to Pequannock Township Little League may be sent to “Pequannock LL, PO Box 364, Pequannock, NJ, 07440.”

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Richard P. Fisicaro

Sep 11, 1939 - Feb 04, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

Richard P. Fisicaro Beloved Father, Brother and Grandfather, 84 Mr. Richard P. Fisicaro, 84, of Carlstadt, NJ, formerly of Belleville, NJ passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Chilton Medical Center, in Pompton Plains. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue, on Friday, February 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at , 28 Brookline Avenue, Nutley on Saturday, February 10 at 9:30 a.m. The interment will be at , 28 Hoover Avenue, Bloomfield with naval military honors. Richard was born in Elizabeth, NJ and resided in Belleville for many years before moving to Carlstadt. He was a Field Supervisor for Operating Engineers Local 825 in Newark for 35 years before retiring. Richard served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by beloved children Joseph Fisicaro and his wife Lisa, Gerard Fisicaro and his wife Stefanie, and Michelle Firzlaff and her husband Christopher; his loving sister Camille Linkel; and also his cherished grandchildren Joseph, Jessica Christina, Grace and Sophia. Richard is predeceased by his wife Judith Ann (nee Rotonda) Fisicaro (2013).

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Nicholas Evan Lewis

Jul 01, 1982 - Feb 04, 2024

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Pompton Plains, NJ

Nicholas Evan Lewis, 41, died unexpectedly on Saturday February 4th. Nicholas was the son of Susan (nee: Binderman) and Robert Lewis formerly of Closter, NJ.Nicholas was a 2000 graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School; where he was a standout lineman on The Norseman football team attaining All League & All Bergen County honors as a sophomore. He then graduated from Boston University & New York Law School.Nick began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney for The Borough of The Bronx in New York City. He then toiled for a couple of New York Law firms proving to be a stellar litigator. He recently began his own legal shop, Lewis Law, LLC based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.Nicholas is survived by his wife Megan (nee: Chalfin) originally from Demarest and his three children, Hunter and twins Sydney & Jake; his mother Susan, in-laws Mitchell & Paula Chalfin and brother Michael Chalfin & his wife Tina; Nick's brother Andrew Lewis & wife Amy (nee: Gordon) of Lake Worth Fl and his sister Erica Einhorn & her husband Josh of Swampscott, Ma.Nicholas is also survived by his grandmother Judith Lewis formerly of Tenafly as well as MANY loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Funeral Services will be held graveside Tuesday, February 6th at 1:30 PM at Beth David Cemetery, 300 Elmont Road, Elmont, NY - Shiva to follow immediately after at Temple Ben Haverim Shir Shalom - 280 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.The family would greatly appreciate any donations in Nicholas' name to The Twins - Jake & Sydney's school, Spectrum 360, 1 Sunset Ave. Verona, NJ 07044.

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