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Richard Peguero

Apr 21, 1963 - Dec 04, 2023

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Westfield, NJ

Richard Antonio Peguero, 60, passed away in Westfield, New Jersey on December 1 st , 2023. Born inColombia to Maximo and Petrona Peguero, he lived in the United States his whole life and spent manysummers as a child in Colombia with his extended family. Richard proudly served this country in the U. S. Marines as an Aircraft PowerPlant Mechanic. In civilianlife, he worked for Continental Airlines as a ground technician and airframe calibration mechanic formany years. His love and dedication to av...Read More

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Nadezda Cherenkova

Aug 19, 1937 - Feb 14, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Nadezda Cherenkova, 86, of Westfield, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. A memorial gathering will be on Monday, February 19, 2024, in the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave., Roselle Park from 1 to 3pm. Born in Russia, she came to the United States, settling to Westfield, NJ. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Alexander and a loving daughter Saikin. Surviving are two adored grandchildren, Nikoli and Pavel, and three cherished great-grandchildren, Alexander, Emily, and Noah.

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Tom Cisternino

Oct 28, 1932 - Feb 05, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Tom Cisternino, 91, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on February 5, 2024. Born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late James and Maria Cisternino. He served as an Army Paratrooper during the Korean War. and a New York City Police Officer for 35 years, retiring as a Detective. Brooklyn was his life-long home, always comfortable in the role of mayor of the block wherever he went. This lifelong selfless devotion to family, friends, and community led him to a decades-long commitment to the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #168. He rose to the position of Governor, cherishing the Gold Blazer recognition of exemplary service. He was awarded the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor bestowed. He joins his devoted partner of 55 years Miranda (Randy) Diedrich, and siblings, Margaret Cisternino, Christine Wallace, Marian (Dom) Argenziano, Joe (AnnMarie), and Vito (Donalda) in heaven. Tom is survived by three generations of his nearest and dearest who lovingly call him Uncle Tommy and Pops. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 from 4 to 8 PM at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at St. Helen's RC Church, 1600 Raritan Rd., Westfield, NJ. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions to or are appreciated.

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Sylvia Sue Halvas

Apr 09, 1940 - Feb 12, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Sylvia “Sue” Halvas, cherished daughter, sister, wife, cousin, and aunt, peacefully passed away on February 12, 2024. Sylvia was born on April 9, 1940, in Newark, NJ, to Louise and Leo Sempepos. She spent her formative years in Newark, later moving to Westfield, and remaining in her home for over 35 years in Mountainside. Sylvia dedicated over four decades to her family's restaurant, Peter's Clam Bar, in Island Park, NY. As the owner of the restaurant, Sylvia worked devotedly alongside her mother, father, sister, brother, and brother-in-law perfecting the dining experience. Her attention to detail and care for others contributed to the restaurant's renowned success. She treated her employees and customers like family and, in turn, they became just that. Sylvia pursued life with great love and devotion, always putting family first. She met the love of her life, Nicholas, at a Greek dance, and they celebrated over 55 years of love and marriage following that initial meeting. Sylvia always remembered birthdays and brightened everyone’s day with a thoughtful card and gift. She had a passion for home decor and design, often spending her free time watching HGTV home improvement shows and sharing her expertise with family and friends. Sylvia is survived by her cousins: Patty Retsinas, Cynthia Retsinas, John Morreale, Betty and Michael Difazio, Barbara and Alex Soulios, Harry and Kathy Retsinas, George and Penny Kounis, sister-in-law: Carolyn Sempepos, nephews and nieces: Peter Sempepos, Christina Allian, Cynthia Sempepos, Carla Corcoran, and Philip Sempepos, as well as six great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband: Nicholas Halvas, father: Leo Sempepos, mother: Louise Sempepos, brother: Philip Sempepos, sister: Ann Costalas, and brother-in-law: Peter Costalas. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 16th, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Road in Westfield, NJ. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the services from 10:15-11:00 AM. Sylvia will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched with her warmth and kindness. Her legacy of love, strength, dedication, and care will continue to inspire all who knew her.

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Diana Leaver Butler

Dec 09, 1970 - Feb 09, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Diana Leaver Butler, 53, of Westfield, NJ passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2024, surrounded by family and friends.Diana was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 9, 1970, to the late George and Dolores Leaver. She spent summers with family at their beach house in Breezy Point, New York. Diana loved playing basketball and softball in her youth. She maintained lifelong relationships with her childhood friends. She went to St. John Villa Academy in Staten Island, and received her Bachelor of Arts and MBA from Fordham University in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Diana met her husband, Kevin, while at Fordham. They married on June 1, 1997, and moved from Hoboken, NJ, to Warren, and later to Westfield.Diana began working at Goldman Sachs in 1994, then put her business career on hold to devote herself to her real full-time job – raising and guiding her four children, Katherine, Gillian, Madeline, and Kevin. She later obtained her real estate license and joined Weiniger Realty in 2018. Most recently, Diana was an event coordinator at L&M Healthcare.Watching her children play sports, and spending time with family and friends brought Diana great joy. She loved shopping, photography, drinking Diet Coke, and being the “personal stylist” to Katie, Gillian, and Maddie. Diana loved the beach – both Breezy Point and the Jersey Shore. She also enjoyed watching football, and the companionship and antics of her beloved dogs, Nikko and Donovan.Diana is survived by her husband, Kevin Butler, four children, and brothers George and David. She was predeceased by her sister, Donna Leaver Pantano.Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, February 13 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Dooley Colonial Home in Westfield. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30am at St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. All other services will be held privately.Contributions in Diana’s memory may be made to the Holy Name Haiti Health Promise at www.holyname.org#np

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Thomas Fleming

Jun 23, 1946 - Feb 04, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Thomas Fleming passed away peacefully in his home on February 4, 2024 at the age of 77. He was a loving and dedicated husband to Leanora for 50 years and the dedicated and proud father of Kara, Kerry and Bret and father-in-law to Varoujan and Nick. He was overjoyed with his grandchildren: Isabella, Benjamin, Christian and Finnegan and was dearly loved by his deceased parents, Helen and Tom and his mother and father-in-law, Antonia and Vincent. Along with his seven siblings, Tom came to life in their presence. He dearly loved his late sisters and brothers: Carol, Doris, Marie, Peggy, David and Bobby. He is survived by his eldest sister, Helen. Tom graduated from New Dorp High School on Staten Island. Served in the Army during the Vietnam era. He loved music, but his greatest love was people. Tom always had a smile on his face and kind words for all. He loved life, was always up for a party and socializing. His cup was always half full. He always had a story to share with all who would listen. God rest his soul. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Thomas Fleming's memory to the Williams Syndrome Association would be so appreciated. You can mail your donation in Tom's memory to: Williams Syndrome Association 243 Broadway #9188 Newark, NJ 07104 or by hitting the DONATE button online:

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Filomena Bruestle

Jan 24, 1932 - Jan 30, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Filomena “Minnie” Bruestle, 92, peacefully passed away at home on January 30, 2024, surrounded by family. Born in Elizabeth, NJ to Donato and Josephine Cirasella, she was a longtime resident of Westfield.Minnie graduated from Battin High School in 1949, she worked at ExxonMobil after graduating, and as an Assistant Manager with AT&T for 15 years before retiring. She will be remembered for her sunny smile, her endless capacity for kindness and love, and her fondness for animals.She was a dedicated parishioner at Holy Trinity Church and sang in the church choir for 20 years.She was predeceased by her husband, John H. Bruestle in 2022. She is survived by her children, Corinne D’Antonio, Denise Johnson and John A. Bruestle; 6 grandchildren, Alex Bolovschak, Leanna Fette, Laura Johnson, Amy Johnson, Rachel Bruestle, and Taylor Bruestle, one great grandson, Lucas Fette, and one great granddaughter, Mei Bolovschak.Visitation will be at Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 9am-10am. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am at Holy Trinity Church, Westfield NJ. Interment will take place at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Holy Trinity Church, Westfield, NJ.#np

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Felice Sacco

Oct 13, 1943 - Jan 31, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Felice “Phil” Sacco was born on October 13, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Newark with his siblings Fred, Stan, and Phyllis. Phil was always the life of the party; he brought joy wherever he went. He was happiest surrounded by his children, grandchildren and all the friends he thought of as family. He lived a life full of laughter, love and plenty of great stories. Phil served in the army from 1960-1966 and then joined the NJ Marine police. Phil had many different jobs but most recently he was employed at Sanitation Truck Repair, where he was a co-owner. Phil married Helen Sacco on February 5, 1966. They had 4 children and raised them in Westfield, NJ; where he spent most of his life. During his time in Westfield, he met lifelong friends.. Helen and Phil were practicing Catholics and joined the Holy Trinity Parish. Phil loved to travel with his loved ones and friends. He enjoyed many trips all over the United States, tropical islands and cruises. He would hardly ever say no to a good vacation. Later in life, Phil lived out his dream and bought a house in Bayville, NJ on the water. Phil loved being on the water and boating. You could almost always find him on the back porch smoking a cigar and watching the sunset or soaking up the sun in the hot tub. His house was always full of life; with an open-door policy everyone was welcome. Phil is predeceased by his wife Helen Sacco and daughter Cheryl Sacco Hoff. He is survived by his children Alicia Bongiovanni, Troy and Tonia Sacco , Audra and Jim Bowman and his son in law Roy Hoff, as well as his grandchildren Tyler Bowman, Jaime Bowman, Anna Bongiovanni, Michael Bongiovanni and Nicholas Hoff. He is also survived by his long-term friend Josie Porter. Phil always lit up whatever room he was in. He always lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it. He always said, “money was meant to be spent on enjoying life”. He touched many people’s lives and will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the American Heart Society

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Florence Rapoport

Sep 19, 1922 - Jan 19, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Florence "Bubi" Rapoport, age 101, passed away peacefully on January 19th. She was raised in Newark, NJ, daughter of Herman and Lillian Unger and sister to Irving Unger. Florence lived in Irvington, NJ and Union, NJ. She was a medical secretary at St. Barnabas Medical Center until she retired. She is survived by her daughters: Helaine Berman of NC, Jennifer "Jibby" Reisman of Union and Trudy Yeatts of NC., her grandsons, Michael, Daniel, Caleb and Joshua and one great-grandson, Holden Lee.

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John Albert Onacki

Jul 13, 1928 - Jan 23, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

John Albert Onacki passed away peacefully in his home in Westfield, NJ on January 23, 2024. John was 95 years old. Born in Wilks Barre, PA on July 13, 1928, he also resided in Elizabeth and Cranford, NJ. He was predeceased by his parents Norbert Onacki & Anna (Stonik) Siblings Sophie Sousa, Emilia Bugel, Loretta Stopko and Marianne Brown John’s main love was his family. Surviving is his, wife Mary Ann, with whom he enjoyed 74 years of marriage. Children: Gerard and his wife Donna, John Norbert and his wife Krystyna Grandchildren: Silvanna & David Greaux, Gerard W.,Alicia and Barton Onacki. Also two great grandchildren David and Hannah Greaux. Countless family members, nieces, nephews & friends. John led a very busy & accomplished life. He served with the NJ National Guard from 1948-1960 and was promoted to First Lieutenant Combat Strategic Instructor. He was the first individual to receive a lieutenant commission without serving in WWll. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BA & MBA in Business Administration. He had a passion for working in many businesses. He loved to work. Thirty years ago he started Westdry Industries producing and distributing chemicals. He was a avid Rutgers sports fan. He enjoyed working on home projects, performing all types of carpentry, electrical, plumbing and landscaping. He had a big passion for his Polish heritage and history. He had made several trips to Poland. He enjoyed listening to and dancing to the Polka. He also enjoyed many years at his second home in Berwick PA. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 2 to 6pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave., Roselle Park. A funeral mass will be offered on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and St. Michael’s Church, 52 Smith St., Elizabeth, NJ, 07201 at10am. Please be at the funeral home 9am. Interment will follow to St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and St Michal’s Church 52 Smith St. Elizabeth, NJ 07201 Tel: 908354-2454

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Teresa Ann Politano

Sep 01, 1961 - Jan 24, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Teresa Ann Politano, wife, mother, award-winning author and editor and university professor, died Wednesday, January 24, 2024. She was 62.Teresa’s book, "Reflections on the Pandemic: COVID and Social Crises in the Year Everything Changed," was released earlier this month. It documents the impact of the pandemic and social justice movement through the prism of Rutgers University’s community, ranging from medical researchers and scientists to artists, writers and students.Teresa was a food writer and restaurant critic for The Star-Ledger and Inside Jersey magazine for nearly a decade. She wrote the book, "Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey: Their Stories, Recipes and Secrets," and was editor of the magazine Edible Jersey.Teresa won the International Association of Culinary Professionals 2022 award for personal essays/memoir writing for "Don’t Forget the Tomatoes for My Funeral," published in the University of California Press’ Gastronomica academic journal.Teresa had a distinguished career as a news editor and executive. She was the former managing editor of The Home News Tribune in Central New Jersey in the heyday of New Jersey’s newspaper wars. She supervised the merger of The Home News and News Tribune.Other former positions included assistant Sunday editor for The Asbury Park Press and assistant managing editor, United Media, New York City. Teresa won numerous editing and writing awards from the New Jersey Press Association, the Society of Newspaper Design, and the NJ Society of Professional Journalists.Teresa’s career in higher education began nearly 25 years ago at Rutgers University, where she taught News Reporting and Writing, Editing and Writing for Print, Writing for Print Media, and Media and Ethics. Teresa received the Rutgers University Distinguished Teaching Award and was a former member of New Jersey Higher Education Leadership Council.Most recently she was senior program administrator in Academic Initiatives at Rutgers.Teresa had a passion for travel, particularly to her beloved Florence, Italy. In recent years she was a judge in the International Chocolate Awards in London and Italy. She participated in writing workshops in Kinsale, Ireland, and Cozumel, Mexico.Teresa ran the New York City Marathon in 2009, finishing in 4:34:27.Teresa graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. During the pandemic, she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also attended American University in Washington, DC.For more than a year, Teresa battled pancreatic cancer.Teresa is survived by her husband, Pat Politano of Cranford; their son, Joseph of Arlington, Va.; daughter Anne of Cranford; son Alexander of Cranford; her mother, Janet Klink of Somerset, Pa.; sisters Beth Blair of Indiana, Pa., Terri Klink Hotchkiss of Waunakee, Wisc., Melissa Klink Shelton of Oak Grove, La.; brother William Klink, also of Oak Grove; and many nieces and nephews including the favored Jordan Blair of Pittsburgh.

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