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The Crabiel Home for Funerals

"Where the Personalized Service Makes the Difference"
We specialize in attention to detail for funerals of all faiths. If you have an immediate need of our services please call us at 732-828-1331. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Once you contact us, we will immediately begin the process of ensuring your loved one is secure and safely transported to our location. We will also make immediate arrangements for you to see your loved one, should you wish to do so.


Our Obituaries

Vasant S. Jagad

January 2, 1931 - March 1, 2021

Vasant (Jajal) Jagad, of Hillsborough, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 at home. She was 90. Born in Zanzibar, she married Surendra Hariray Jagad in 1959 in Rajkot, Gujarat. She came to the United States in 1988 and resided in Edison, Manalapan and Kendall Park, before moving to Hillsborough 10 years ago. Vasant loved nature and enjoyed gardening, cooking and sight seeing. She's...
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Frank Cannataro

May 20, 1935 - February 21, 2021

Frank Cannataro, of East Brunswick, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 85. Born in Aprigliano, Italy, he and his wife Quinta came to the United States in 1970. He's lived in East Brunswick for the past 40 years. Frank last worked for Shop-Rite in East Brunswick, in the produce department. Previously he had owned...
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Estelle I. Varga

April 6, 1938 - February 20, 2021

Estelle I. Varga, of Milltown, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 82. Born in South Bound Brook, she moved to Milltown in 1960. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. She also was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader. She loved reading, bird watching and gardening. She and her husband...
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Kevin J. Michael

December 27, 1986 - February 15, 2021

Kevin J. Michael, of Milltown, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 34. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown all of his life. Kevin was a Police Officer with the Asbury Park Police Department, for the past 12 years. He enjoyed heavy metal music, playing the drums and recording music. He loved motorcycles, tattoos and his cats. He will be sadly...
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Joseph G. Sandar, Jr.

July 21, 1957 - February 14, 2021

Joseph G. Sandar, Jr. of Milltown, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 63. Born in Somerville, he lived in Branchburg before moving to Milltown several years ago. He was a window installer and carpenter. Before retiring in 2019, he had worked for Valient. Joe loved to be on his boat. He was an avid fisherman and...
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Gloria Silverstein

January 27, 1930 - February 14, 2021

Gloria Silverstein of East Brunswick passed away on Sunday, Feb 14, 2021, at Parker Nursing Home in Piscataway. A beloved retired Kindergarten teacher and founding member of the East Brunswick Jewish Center – along with her husband Seymour – Gloria was born in Brooklyn, NY 91 years ago, the eldest of two children born to Abraham and Irene Katz. She grew up in Brooklyn, attending Hunter...
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Walter G. Shiffner

January 2, 1943 - February 11, 2021

Walter G. Shiffner Jr., of Piscataway, passed away February 11, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 78. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Piscataway for the past several years. Walter worked for the North Plainfield Board of Education before retiring. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Walter loved fishing and hunting in...
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Sylvia Weg

March 19, 1924 - February 8, 2021

Sylvia Weg, a survivor of the Holocaust, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at Madison Crossing in Freehold. She was 96. Born in Loket, Czechoslovakia, she lived in Jackson Heights, Queens, and Sunrise, FL before moving to Freehold. Sylvia was a Holocaust survivor, spending time in Auschwitz. She lost both parents and four brothers in the Holocaust. She and her sister and two brothers...
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Vidyaben N Shah

November 26, 1934 - February 6, 2021

Vidyaben N. Shah, of Colonia, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at JFK Medical Center in Edison. She was 86. Born in Gujarat, India, she came to the United States in 2000, residing in Colonia section of Woodbridge. Vidyaben was very devoted to Lord Krishna and praying to the Gods. She enjoyed cooking and being with her family. She's predeceased by her husband Natverlal Shah (d....
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Dilip Chandulal Naik

May 22, 1956 - February 5, 2021

Dilip Chandulal Naik, of Edison, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at JFK Medical Center in Edison. He was 64. Born in Ahmedabad India, he came to the United States in 2001. He lived in Bayonne before moving to Edison 3 years ago. He was a cashier for SP + Parking in New Brunswick, before retiring in 2019. Dilip was a very jolly fellow who loved making people laugh and smile. He...
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Andrew P. Malouf

January 14, 1948 - February 4, 2021

Andrew P. Malouf, of Kendall Park, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 73. Born in New Brunswick, he was raised in North Brunswick. He moved to Kendall Park 47 years ago. Andy was a certified top salesman at Malouf Ford Lincoln in North Brunswick. He received several awards over the years from the Ford Inner Circle....
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Dr. Aryma Nand Srivastava

March 11, 1934 - February 2, 2021

Dr. Aryma Nand Srivastava, of Holmdel, New Jersey passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus in Lakewood. He was 86. Born in Gorakhpur, India, he came to the United States in 1992. Having traveled much of the world, he had been residing in Holmdel, New Jersey. Dr. Srivastava was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who retired in 1990. He was a...
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Martha "Pat" Rademacher Skarzynski

January 13, 1922 - January 29, 2021

Martha "Pat" Skarzynski, our beloved mother, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Chilton Hospital in Pequannock, NJ. She was born in Bound Brook and lived to the age of 99. Mom was a stay at home mom until the 1960's when she worked at W.T. Grant in North Brunswick. In 1968 she worked for Johnson & Johnson, Permacel Tape in Milltown for 18 years. She and her husband Stanley both...
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Jo Ann S. Humphrey-Guerra

August 26, 1948 - January 24, 2021

Jo Ann S. Humphrey-Guerra, of Milltown, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 72. Born and raised in Trenton, her parents were Viola (Lawrence) and Thomas Humphrey. Her final 34 years were spent in Milltown. Jo Ann was a very talented artist, she specifically was a painter, who received her bachelor's degree in art from the...
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Harald A. Bisgaard III

October 17, 1960 - January 23, 2021

Harald A. Bisgaard III, of Edison, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at home. He was 60. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Edison all of his life. He was a land surveyor for Tectonic in Branchburg. Previously he was a computer programmer and printed blueprints. Harald was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Mets, Jets, Devils and Somerset Patriots. Harald was a...
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Jeffrey Rappeport

August 5, 1955 - January 22, 2021

Jeffrey J. Rappeport, of Monmouth Junction, passed away Friday, January 22nd, 2021. Jeffrey Rappeport, born in Brooklyn, lived a full 65 years; he has spent many years in Franklin Park, NJ and ultimately raised his family and retired in Monmouth Junction, NJ. Jeffrey enjoyed many fulfilling years as the President of General American Shippers based in Manhattan and dedicated his leisure time...
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Carmela Mauro

July 7, 1927 - January 21, 2021

Carmela Mauro, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. She was 93. Born in Brooklyn, she lived there most of her life. She spent her winters in Fort Myers, Fl. Carmela loved being with her family and cooking for them. She enjoyed sketching and painting. She was a member of St. Brendan's Rosarians in Brooklyn and the Elks Lodge...
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Patricia Jean Slover

March 9, 1939 - January 19, 2021

Patricia Jean Slover, of Milltown, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Bruswick. She was 81. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in North Brunswick before moving to Milltown 44 years ago. Pat was a mortgage associate with First Fidelity Bank in North Brunswick, for over 20 years, before retiring. Previously she had been a lunch aide at North...
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Robert J. Baran

April 24, 1941 - January 15, 2021

Robert J. Baran, formerly of New Brunswick, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Pacifica San Martin Home in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 79. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he lived there most of his life. He moved to Las Vegas 5 years ago to be closer to his niece and nephew. Robert was a history teacher at Old Bridge High School for 34 years before retiring. He had many passions such...
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Randall Schultz

June 23, 1948 - January 15, 2021

Randall Schultz, of Edison, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at home. He was 72. Born in Passaic, he lived in Edison for several years. Randy loved playing basketball and listening to music. He's predeceased by his parents Norman and Phyllis (Tunkel) Schultz. Surviving is his brother Rick Schultz and all his friends at the Roxy Group Home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday...
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Sushila Patel

February 6, 1944 - January 15, 2021

Sushila Patel, of Piscataway, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at JFK Haven Hospice in Edison. She was 76. Born in Ode, India, she came to the United States in 1994. She's lived in Piscataway for the past 27 years. Sushila enjoyed cooking, and caring after her grandchildren. She's predeceased by her husband Ambalal Patel (d. 1996), her granddaughter Hinal Patel (d. 2015), and her...
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Jilan Liu

June 20, 1936 - January 11, 2021

Jilan Liu passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Merwick Care Center in Plainsboro. She was 85. Born in Lilin, Hunan, China, she came to the United States in 2004. She resided in Westfield before moving to Plainsboro four years ago. While living in China, Jilan was an engineer. She had a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed collecting stamps. She's predeceased by her husband Huansheng...
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Saadallah Elias Boutros

March 20, 1945 - January 7, 2021

Saadallah Elias Boutros, of South Amboy, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Jordan. He was 77. Born in Qana, Lebanon, he lived in Kuwait before coming to the United States in 1990. He resided in South Brunswick, North Brunswick and Somerset before moving to South Amboy 10 years ago. Saadallah was an account controller for Kuwait National Petroleum Co. for 27 years. He most recently...
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Inez Roberta Adkins

December 25, 1931 - January 4, 2021

Inez R. Adkins, of Perth Amboy, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at JFK Hospital in Edison. She was 89. Born in Cordele, Georgia, to Freeman and Emma Brown Smith on December 25, 1931. Inez received her high school diploma from Gillespie-Seldon Institute, Cordele, GA. in 1949. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Albany State College in GA. In 1953 where she...
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Gudelia Asencios

September 29, 1927 - January 2, 2021

Gudelia Asencios, of East Brunswick, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at home. She was 93. Born in Lima, Peru, she came to the United States in 1959. She lived in New York before moving to East Brunswick a year ago. Gudelia worked as a chambermaid for some of the most important families in New York. She was a devoted Catholic, who cared for her family as well as her fellow man. ...
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Anthony "Tony" Zukowski, Jr.

March 9, 1954 - December 30, 2020

Anthony "Tony" Zukowski, Jr., formerly of Milltown, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 66. Born in Perth Amboy, he lived in Milltown most of his life, before moving to South River in 2005. Tony worked for Grand Union since he was 16 years old. He eventually retired from Shop Rite in West Windsor in 2013. He was a...
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Irene Pakala

November 10, 1924 - December 23, 2020

Irene "Ikey" Pakala, nee Cickay, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 23, 2020, at 96 years old. Irene was born to Eugene and Rose Cickay in Perth Amboy, NJ on November 10, 1924. The youngest child in her family, she grew up in Perth Amboy, and graduated Perth Amboy HS in 1943. "Ikey" married her late husband of 69 years, John Pakala Jr., on September 8, 1945, while she was...
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Keith K. Wong

February 11, 1929 - December 17, 2020

Keith K. Wong, formerly of Milltown NJ, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, from COVID, at his son Ed's home in Philadelphia. He was 91. Born in Hong Kong, he came to the United States in 1953. He lived in Memphis TN , Boston MA, and Bloomfield NJ, moving to Milltown in 1969. He relocated to Philadelphia three years ago. Mr. Wong was a biochemist, spending a long career in the...
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Seymour Schaffner

September 21, 1931 - December 17, 2020

Seymour Schaffner, age 89, passed away at his home in Peabody, Massachusetts on December 17, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Rose Gabe Schaffner and Theodore Schaffner, Orthodox Jews who both immigrated from Poland as young adults. After graduating from Utrecht High School, Seymour briefly studied at City College of New York, and then pursued a career in business. He first took over his...
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Joseph F. Albert

July 14, 1926 - December 12, 2020

Joseph F. Albert, of Cinnaminson, NJ, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown. He was 94. Born in Fountain Hill, PA, he lived in Bethlehem and Merchantville before moving to Cinnaminson over 50 years ago. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was a member of the American Legion Post 1000 in Trenton. Joe was an electrical engineer for RCA in...
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Beverly Miller

April 21, 1935 - December 12, 2020

Beverly Miller, of East Brunswick, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at her daughter's home in Florida. She was 85. Born in Chicago, IL, she lived in Edison before moving to East Brunswick 30 years ago. Beverly is predeceased by her husband Philip Miller (d. 1989). Surviving are her daughters Lesley Goldberg of Boca Raton, FL, and Stacey Torres of Princeton; her sister Diane Levy...
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C. Wayne Michael

February 22, 1948 - December 9, 2020

Charles Wayne Michael, of Edison, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at home. He was 72. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Edison all of his life. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Wayne was an electrician for over 50 years. He played softball and managed several "Over 50 years old" leagues in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. He enjoyed fishing and dirt...
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Dorine Buthy-Fog

May 31, 1940 - December 8, 2020

Dorine Buthy-Fog, of Belle Mead section of Montgomery Twp., passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She was 80. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in East Brunswick before moving to Belle Mead in 1983. Dorine taught choral music at Franklin Township Elementary School for 31 years, retiring in 1996. She was an award winning swimmer and she loved taking road trips. She's predeceased by her...
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Ilya Azimov

August 20, 1929 - December 8, 2020

Ilya Azimov, of the Bronx,NY, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at home. He was 91. Born in Novozibkov, Russia, he came to the United States in 1994 with his wife Tatyana, to provide a better future for their daughters. He was a selfless man who always valued family above all. He was a dedicated brother, father, husband, grandpa and great grandpa. Ilya was a dentist in Russia. After...
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Sandra Powless

October 6, 1950 - December 4, 2020

Sandra Powless, of New Brunswick, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at Green Knoll Center in Bridgewater. She was 70. Born in New Brunswick, she lived there all of her life. Sandy started working for the County of Middlesex when she was 18 years old. She retired in 2011 as an administrative assistant with the Middlesex County Counsel office. She loved all animals and especially her...
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Jean E. String

February 14, 1933 - December 3, 2020

Jean E. String, of Milltown, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at home. She was 87. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in Milltown most of her life. Jean volunteered for many years at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She also was a member of the Milltown Seniors. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards and board games, especially Scrabble. She loved...
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Phyllis E. Rosen

April 27, 1941 - November 26, 2020

Phyllis E. Rosen, of Monroe Twp., passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at home. She was 79. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she lived in Kendall Park and Delray Beach, Florida, before moving to Concordia in Monroe Twp. Phyllis was the real estate broker owner of ERA Cross County Realty in South Brunswick for many years. She was a member of the New Jersey Realtor Association. She belonged...
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Emanuele "Manny" Giglio

October 7, 1952 - November 25, 2020

Emanuele "Manny" Giglio, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at home. He was 68. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in North Brunswick most of his life. He was drafted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Manny owned Brother's Garage Doors for over 20 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace RC Church in North Brunswick. Manny had many hobbies and interests. He was...
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Kusumben J. Patel

February 27, 1931 - November 25, 2020

Kusumben J. Patel, of Kendall Park, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at home. She was 89. Born in Kampala, Uganda, she came to the United States in 1973, residing in Kendall Park. Mrs. Patel worked for Myron Manufacturer in Hackensack many years ago. For the past several years she enjoyed being a homemaker. She's predeceased by her husband Jagdishbhai C. Patel (d. 2002), and...
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Joseph E. Schmidt

February 22, 1928 - November 16, 2020

Joseph E. Schmidt, of Milltown, passed away peacefully Monday, November 16, 2020. He was 92 years old. Born in South Bend, Indiana, he moved to Metuchen, NJ after his freshman year in high school. He lived in Edison before moving to Milltown 54 years ago. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. After attending Rutgers for two years, Joe was drafted into the U.S...
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Quinta Cannataro

January 7, 1947 - November 15, 2020

Quinta Cannataro, of East Brunswick, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 73. Born in Cosenza, Italy, she came to New York in 1970. She's lived in East Brunswick for the past 40 years. Quinta belonged to the Kingdom Hall of Jehova Witnesses in Old Bridge. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and helping everyone. ...
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Kirti R. Amin

July 18, 1955 - November 8, 2020

Kirti Ramanbhai Amin, of Jersey City, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen. He was 65. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, he grew up in India, before coming to the United States. He moved to Jersey City in 1992. Kirti was a very honest and honorable man of dignity and integrity. His joy for maintaining relations and socializing kept his family and friends ...
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Rafael Naul Alvarado-Jorge

March 24, 1953 - November 5, 2020

Rafael Naul Alvarado-Jorge (para el obituario en español ver abajo) Rafael Naul Alvarado-Jorge, of Fords, passed away Thursday November 5, 2020 at home. He was 67. Born in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, he came to the United States in 1970. He lived in Perth Amboy most of his life before moving to Fords six years ago. Rafael worked for Bainbridge in Cranbury, for 34...
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Hiami Sfeir

March 25, 1948 - November 2, 2020

Hiami Sfeir, of North Brunswick, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel. He was 72. Born in Rayfoun, Lebanon, he came to the United States many years ago. He's lived in North Brunswick for over 40 years. Hiami was retired. He was a parishioner of St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church in Somerset. He enjoyed watching tennis and golf on TV. Surviving is his...
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Ida Rose

September 19, 1921 - October 31, 2020

Ida Rose, formerly of North Brunswick, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Martin and Edith Stein Assistant Living in Somerset. She was 99. Born in the Bronx, NY, she lived in North Brunswick for several years, before moving to Somerset. She was a secretary for Diamond Supply Co. in New Brunswick before retiring. Ida was a member of Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland...
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Madhuben Patel

October 17, 1938 - October 29, 2020

Madhuben of Narsanda, passed away surrounded by her children & family on Thursday, October 29th. She was 82 years of age. Born in Gujarat, she lived most of her wholesome life in India. She lived a very fulfilling life that inspired many. She was a mother to 4, grandmother to 8 and great grandmother to 4 children. She was strong, independent, and kind till the end of her life. She was loving...
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Orhan Sati

February 10, 1938 - October 26, 2020

Orhan Sati, of Milltown, passed away at home with his family by his side on Monday, October 26, 2020. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Edirne, Turkey, Orhan served in the Turkish Military. He came to America in 1966 and lived in Queens before moving to Milltown 49 years ago. He attended NYU earning a Master's degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for URS Consultants in Paramus...
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Nilamkumar Patel

July 22, 1972 - October 22, 2020

Nilamkumar Patel, of Howell, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. He was 48. Born in Sarsa, Gujarat, India, he came to the United States in 2010. He resided in Howell for the past year. Nilam worked for Amvan LCC for the past 6 years. He enjoyed traveling. Surviving is his wife Binitaben; his mother Sarojben Patel; his son Om and his...
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Carmen Anaya Acevedo

April 6, 1939 - October 15, 2020

Carmen Anaya Acevedo, of East Brunswick, N.J. passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Alaris Health at Riverton in Rahway. She was 81. Carmen was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1939 as the third child of Cristino Anaya and Aurelia Acevedo. She grew up and lived in Puerto Rico in 1994 when she came to New York and lived in Long Island and Queens before moving to East Brunswick. She...
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Harvey A. Braverman

November 12, 1940 - October 12, 2020

Harvey A. Braverman, of Monroe Township, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Jewish Home in Freehold. He was 79. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Piscataway most of his life. He lived in North Brunswick before moving to Monroe eleven years ago. Harvey was a Professor of Math for both Rutgers University and Middlesex County College. He earned a PHD in Mathematics from CUNY. He...
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Josephine L. Howlin

March 8, 1963 - October 10, 2020

Josephine L. Howlin, of North Brunswick, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at home at the age of 57. She was born in Plainfield and lived in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick where she lived for over 15 years. Josephine worked for Webcraft in North Brunswick before devoting her time to raising her family. She was the owner and manager of Patrick's Pub located in New...
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Paul M. Asmar

October 3, 1963 - October 7, 2020

Paul M. Asmar, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 57. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Somerset in 1994. He was a parishioner of St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church in Somerset, where his father Monsignor Maroun Asmar served as pastor. He helped his father with ushering during the masses. ...
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John "Mac" McElhaney

February 28, 1956 - October 3, 2020

John J. "Mac" McElhaney, of Monroe Township, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Merwick Rehab Center in Plainsboro. He was 64. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Somerset, Milltown and Pine Beach before moving to Monroe last year. Mac worked for the Middlesex County Parks Department for many years, retiring in 2009. He was an avid drag racer and enjoyed racing RC cars. He's...
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Russell A. Gray

November 20, 1933 - September 23, 2020

Russell A. Gray passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Bella Terra Independent Living in Jackson. He was 86. Born in Milltown, he lived most of his life in North Brunswick. He retired to Hampstead, North Carolina before moving to Jackson in 2019. Russ served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. Before retiring, he had a long career in banking as a...
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Judith Murray

December 29, 1957 - September 19, 2020

Judith (Klenzmann) Murray, of Milltown, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at home. She was 62. Born in Perth Amboy, she lived in Iselin and Piscataway, before moving to Milltown 15 years ago. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. Judy was selfless, always thinking of and taking care of others. She loved her beach vacations, traveling with her husband...
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Richard Michael Torraca, II

January 28, 1978 - September 15, 2020

Richard Michael Torraca II, of Milltown, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. He was 42. Born in New Brunswick, he lived most of his life in Milltown. He was in the Boy Scouts Troop 33 and served as an altar boy at Our Lady of Lourdes in Milltown. Rich graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in political science. Rich was very proud of his time working for...
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Sylvia Chiappetta

May 11, 1937 - September 15, 2020

Sylvia Chiappetta, of North Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. She was 83. Born in Messina, Italy, she came to the United States in 1950. She resided in NYC and New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick 61 years ago. Sylvia was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary of Mt. Virgin RC Church in New Brunswick. She was a member of...
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Lena D. King

February 22, 1942 - September 15, 2020

Lena D. King, of New Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in the loving care of her daughter Gia. She was 78. Born in Mobile, Alabama, she lived in Florida and Newark before moving to New Brunswick in 1980. Lena served in the United States Navy where she met her husband Vince. Most recently she worked for the United States Post Office Kilmer branch. She enjoyed playing...
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Savitaben I. Patel

April 15, 1938 - September 13, 2020


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Robert J. Davey, Jr.

March 4, 1965 - September 9, 2020

Robert J. Davey Jr, of Milltown, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was 55. Born in Irvington, he grew up in North Plainfield before moving to Milltown, New Jersey 20 years ago. Bob was an accountant for Huston Lumber & Supply in North Plainfield off and on for 25 years. A sports enthusiast, Bob loved coaching Milltown Little League baseball, where he...
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Alan Nay Czaplinski

September 26, 1953 - September 3, 2020

Alan P. Czaplinski was born on September 26, 1953 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He died on September 3, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Alan graduated from New Brunswick High School and attended Middlesex County College. He was employed by Johnson & Johnson for more than 30 years and then retired from another career with the New Jersey Turnpike on March 1, 2020. He was known by his...
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Robert F. Guise

September 14, 1921 - September 3, 2020

With a heavy heart we have to say goodbye to a wonderful Dad, Pop Pop and a friend on Thursday, September 3, 2020, just shy of his 99th birthday on September 14th. Robert Guise previously lived in Milltown for 82 years where he was born, raised and raised a family of his own, before moving to Monroe Township in 2003. He was employed at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department for 20 years...
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Grace V. Nelson

August 30, 1920 - August 29, 2020

Grace Vivian Nelson, formerly of Piscataway, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 202 at The Residences of Quarry Hill, in Burlington VT, just hours before her 100th birthday, at the age of 99.997 years. She was well-known for her hard-working and generous nature. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 30, 1920. Her parents were Charles Mark Nelson and Anne (aka Annie) Tuxford...
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Michael J. Sisco

June 27, 1953 - August 23, 2020

Michael J. Sisco, of Milltown, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He was 67. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he attended St. Peter's School and graduated from New Brunswick High School. He moved to Milltown in 1992. Michael was a steamfitter by trade. He worked for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 9 in Englishtown, retiring in 2012...
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Bhanumati Patel

June 11, 1941 - August 19, 2020

Bhanumati I. Patel, of East Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at home. She was 79 years old. Born in Kenya, she came to the United States in 1973. She lived in Kenya before moving to East Brunswick, 47 years ago. Mrs. Patel loved to cook and looked forward to hosting celebrations with her family and friends. She was devoted to God and took an active role in her local...
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Ivoneide de Oliveira Coelho

April 22, 1963 - August 17, 2020

Ivoneide de Oliveira Coelho, of Long Branch, passed away August 17, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 57. Born in Porcoes, Brazil, she came to the United States in 2001. She's lived in Long Branch for the past 19 years. She was a faithful member of the World Worship Church. Ivoneide was the daughter of Julio and Iany Coelho. Surviving is her...
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Wendelyn Anna Trent Barbely

August 16, 1968 - August 12, 2020

Wendelyn Anna (Trent) Barbely, passed away from cancer on August 12, 2020, at Lexington Hospital in Lexington, SC. She was 51. Born in New Brunswick to Sgt Dorsey L. Trent and Joan (Hoelzer) Trent, she grew up in South Brunswick. She lived in Milltown and Jamesburg, before moving to Manning, South Carolina 4 years ago. Wendy married the love of her life, Robert Barbely of Milltown, on...
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Margaret A. Caubet

December 16, 1981 - August 8, 2020

Margaret Anne Caubet of Milltown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was 38. Born in Staten Island, she lived most of her life in Edison. She attended St. Matthew School, is a graduate of Bishop Ahr High School and attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She worked as a paralegal for Messer North America in...
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Michael S. Canto

January 7, 1979 - August 6, 2020

Michael S. Canto, of Milltown, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020. He was 41. Born in Burlington, North Carolina, he lived in Milltown most of his life. Michael owned S.M. General Contracting LLC in Toms River. Previously he worked for EZ Auto Glass in Edison. Michael was very artistic, specializing in mirror etching. He enjoyed fishing and fixing up vintage motorcycles. ...
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Georges N. Nammour

September 8, 1948 - August 6, 2020

Georges Naim Nammour, 71, of North Brunswick, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after a protracted battle with cancer. George was born in Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon on September 8, 1948. son of the late Naim and Aziza Nammour but raised in Bkassine. After his studies he held positions at Beirut International Airport and worked in Saudi...
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Sidney Silver

December 22, 1928 - July 30, 2020

Sidney Silver husband of the late Jean Silver passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30th, 2020. Sid was born and raised in Brooklyn by his late parents Sol and Sadie Silver. He served in U.S. Army from 1950-1956. Sid and Jean married in 1961. They eventually left Brooklyn to build a home in Kendall Park, where they resided over 40 years. Sid worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company...
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Mohanlal Siddhapara

April 14, 1940 - July 28, 2020

Mohanlal Siddhapara, of Edison, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at JFK Hospital in Edison. He was 80. Born in Amreli, Gujarat India, he came to the United States in 1990. He lived in Jersey City, Easton, PA before moving to Edison 11 years. Mohan worked for Map of Easton for 11 years, before retiring in 2005. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family. Surviving is his wife...
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Vinnie F. Caputo, Jr.

July 27, 2020

Vincent F. Caputo Jr. of North Brunswick passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. He was 30. Vinnie was an athlete who played hockey with the Junior Olympic team and spent many summers traveling to baseball tournaments cheered on by his family. He loved working outdoors and caring for children. A connoisseur of fine fragrances and fly shoes, he always dressed to impress. He dreamt big and loved...
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Jeremy A. Schnatter

June 4, 1975 - July 26, 2020

Jeremy A. Schnatter, of Milltown, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at home. He was 45. Born and raised in New Brunswick, he lived in Milltown for the past 20 years. Jeremy loved antiquing and going to flea markets. He had a good ear for music and was an extraordinary guitar and bass player. He also enjoyed fishing. Jeremy had the sweetest heart and his lifework was to make people...
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Thomas R. Duffy, Jr.

July 15, 1945 - July 17, 2020

Thomas R. Duffy, Jr., of Highland Park, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 75. Born in Secaucus, he lived in Highland Park most of his life. Tom received a bachelor's degree in social work from New Jersey State College. Before retiring he worked for the NJ Commission of the Blind in New Brunswick. Tom was a parishioner of...
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Thomas F. O'Shea, Sr.

July 9, 1937 - July 17, 2020

Thomas F. O'Shea, Sr., formerly of Highland Park, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. He was 83. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Highland Park most of his life, before moving to Manahawkin fifteen years ago. He was a 1956 graduate of St. Peter's High School in New Brunswick. He earned his bachelor's degree in business in just three years from Seton Hall University. From his early years...
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Stanley P. Zawacki

July 11, 1945 - July 12, 2020

Stanley P. Zawacki, of Milltown, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He just turned 75 on July 11th. Born and raised in Newark, he moved to Milltown in 1977. He served in the United States Army from 1967 – 1972. Stan was a member of the NYSA-ILA Teamsters Union before retiring in 2014. He worked as a clerk in the office of...
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Barbara J. Battyanyi

July 17, 1936 - July 11, 2020

With profound sadness, we announce that Barbara Joan Sellner Battyanyi, 83, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by loved ones on July 11, 2020. She was born on July 17, 1936 in Linden, NJ, to parents Joseph and Florence (Calloway) Sellner, and grew up in North Plainfield. Her family moved to Milltown when she was 13, where Barbara lived for 66 years before moving to Old Bridge 3...
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May Y. Wong

December 27, 1935 - July 9, 2020

May Y. Wong, formerly of Milltown, passed away on Thursday July 9, 2020 at her residence in Philadelphia. She was 84. Born in Canton, China, she came to the United States over 60 years ago. She was a graduate of Boston College and has lived in Hong Kong, Tapeai Taiwan, Boston MA and Bloomfield NJ before moving to Milltown in 1969. She and her husband moved to Philadelphia in 2017. May loved...
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Joan Hermsen

May 16, 1931 - July 6, 2020

Joan Hermsen passed away peacefully on Monday, July 6th 2020 at the Menlo Park Veterans Home in Edison. She was 89. Born in New Brunswick, she lived most of her life in Edison and Orlando, FL. She enjoyed music and dancing, gardening, sewing and playing Scrabble. Joan was a loving mother of six children and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John Hermsen, son Alan...
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Helen E. Marshall

December 10, 1929 - June 28, 2020

Helen E. Marshall, of Milltown, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 28, 2020. She was 90. Born and raised in New Brunswick, she moved to Milltown in 1963. Helen was a supervisor for Revlon in Edison, before retiring in 1992. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Helen loved reading and being with her family...
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Jo-An Barbara Cossa

December 13, 1960 - June 27, 2020

Jo-An Barbara Cossa, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. She was 59. Born in NYC, she lived in Spotswood before moving to Old Bridge. Jo-An was employed for the past 19 years with ShopRite in Spotswood. She currently was working in their Seafood Department. JoJo was a friend to everybody and had a special place in her heart for all children...
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Rosemarie Stelzle

January 31, 1943 - June 25, 2020

Rosemarie Stelzle, of Piscataway, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family. She was 77. Born in Newark, she grew up in Highland Park. She lived in Hackensack, Highland Park, and Edison before moving to Piscataway in 1997. Rosemarie was school bus driver for years and then drove for MCATS ty MCATS Transportation. She currently drove for SEWA Adult Day Care in...
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John J. Shanahan

August 28, 1929 - June 20, 2020

John Joseph Shanahan of Milltown, NJ passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at home in the loving embrace of his family at the age of 90 years old. Born in Cork, Ireland a 4th generation baker, he came to the United States in 1957. John and his devoted wife, Kathleen "Kay", opened the S&S Bake shop in Milltown in 1969. Most famous for his Irish soda bread, John's rye bread and kifli were...
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Georges Wahib Moukarzel

April 20, 1970 - June 9, 2020

Georges W. Moukarzel, of New Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020. He was 50. Born in Freike, Lebanon, he came to the United States in 1992. He lived in Somerset before moving to East Brunswick. Georges a partner of Victory Cab in New Brunswick, since 1995. He was a workaholic who enjoyed nice things. Good food, good friends, fashion, politics, and a special heart for Lebanon,...
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Purshottam C. Patel

June 5, 1937 - June 7, 2020

Purshottam C. Patel, of South Brunswick, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020 at home. He was 83. Born in Kunjarao, India, he came to the United States in 1987. He's lived in South Brunswick for the past 15 years. While living in India, Purshottam was a farmer. After arriving in the United States he worked for a family hotel business. He enjoyed gardening and being with his family. ...
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Salvatore A. Fama

March 22, 1946 - June 2, 2020

Salvatore A. Fama of Milltown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2nd at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gualtieri Sicamino, Messina, Italy. Upon coming to the United States, he resided in North Brunswick before moving to Milltown in 1977. Sal was a mason all of his adult life. He was a congregant of St. Mary's Church in New Brunswick. He was a loyal fan of the...
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Padma P. Parmar

January 22, 1946 - May 29, 2020

Padma P. Parmar, of Dayton, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at home. She was 74. Born in Dehgam, India, she came to the United States in 1987. She resided in Edison before moving to Dayton several years ago. Mrs. Parmar worked for Industrial Techridge Corp in Edison for 18 years, before retiring. She enjoyed cooking, and spending time with family and grandchildren. She's...
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Carol (Apicella) Prykanowski

September 8, 1943 - May 28, 2020

Carol A. Prykanowski, of Hamilton Twp., passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Castle Hill Nursing Home in Union City. She was 76. Born in New Brunswick, she was raised in Milltown. She lived in Hightstown and Lawrenceville before moving to Hamilton Twp. in 2002. Carol worked as a bookkeeper for Mercer County, for over 20 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Red Hats Society,...
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Richard Arthur Barbely

October 11, 1947 - May 24, 2020

Richard Arthur Barbely of South Brunswick passed away Sunday, May 24th at Saint Peters University Hospital after a long illness. He was 72 years old. Richard was born in New Brunswick and raised in Milltown before moving to South Brunswick in 1973. For 44 years, he founded, owned and operated Tech Abrasive Supply Company. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and a...
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Carlos G. Ramirez-Garcia

August 28, 1992 - May 19, 2020

Carlos G. Ramirez-Garcia, of Hightstown, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He was 27. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, he came to the United States in 2001. He worked in his families landscaping business. He enjoyed listening to rap, reggaeton, R&B his favorite artists were The Weeknd, Post Malone, Lynyrd Skynyrd. He had a sweet tooth and enjoyed making smoothies. He loved to eat White Castle...
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Eleanor Berkowitz

January 18, 1923 - May 13, 2020

Eleanor Berkowitz, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday May 13th, 2020 at Willow Creek in Somerset. She was 97. Born in New York, she lived in Teaneck before moving to Somerset 15 years ago. Eleanor loved many activities including playing cards (Duplicate Bridge) and reading. She's predeceased by her husband Irving Berkowitz, her son Michael Paul, her son-in-law Michael Zolotorow and...
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Harbhajan Kaur Goomer

June 14, 1929 - May 10, 2020

Harbhajan Kaur Goomer passed away peacefully on May 10, 2020. She was 90 years old. She was born on June 14, 1929 in the town of Naushera in Punjab, Pakistan. She married Devinder Singh Goomer in 1951 and was married for 68 loving years. She was a Montessori teacher in Jabalpur, India before emigrating to England in 1960 with her husband and two sons. Harbhajan Kaur played an...
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De'Chon Rasheid Goolsby

March 12, 2001 - May 6, 2020

De'Chon Rasheid Goolsby, of Newark, NJ was called home on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at St. Michael's Hospital in Newark. He was 19 years old. Born in Newark, he lived there most of his life. De'Chon was a graduate of America History High School; during his time there, he was a constant honor roll student. In addition, he was a member of the marching band at Weequahic High School playing the...
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Edward Little

August 12, 1937 - May 3, 2020

Edward Little of Irvington, NJ, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the age of 82. He attended Dunbar High School, in Baltimore, Maryland. He then moved to Brooklyn, NY and lived there for many years. He met his late wife Thelma Little and they moved to Irvington, NJ where he resided for over 30 years as a widower. Edward Little worked for DureX Inc., a Union-based metal fabrication and...
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Henry J. Barbano

August 3, 1944 - May 3, 2020

Henry J. Barbano, of Milltown, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, May 3, 2020. He was 75. He was born at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC, where his father was an army doctor. He lived in New Brunswick most of his life, moving to Milltown 30 years ago. He studied at Parsons School of Design and received a BFA in Illustration from the Philadelphia College of Art. Henry was a...
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Joseph M. Horvath

September 2, 1963 - May 3, 2020

Joseph Michael Horvath of North Brunswick passed away Sunday May 3rd 2020 at his home with his wife by his side. He was 56 years old. Joseph was born and raised in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick. He worked for Rutgers University as a housing maintenance foreman for over 30 years. Joseph loved basketball, his favorite team being The Brooklyn Nets. He also enjoyed fishing,...
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Rosemary Edly

March 5, 1949 - May 3, 2020

Rosemary Edly, of East Brunswick, passed away Sunday, May 03, 2020 at Care One in East Brunswick. She was 71. Born in New Brunswick, she lived in East Brunswick all of her life. Rosemary held various secretarial and clerk positions over the years. Most recently she worked for Blockbuster in East Brunswick, retiring in 2011. She loved animals and music, and was a big supporter of St....
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Hector Euceda

April 4, 1964 - May 2, 2020

Héctor Enrique Euceda was a loved husband for 35 years and a loving father to his three children. He was born in Tela, Atlántida, Honduras. Arrived in the USA USA In 1990. He worked all his life driving a truck. Hector had 8 siblings and frequently traveled back to Honduras to see his parents and family. He was the backbone of his family and he dedicated his entire life to providing a better...
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Chandrakant J. Parekh

November 7, 1946 - April 30, 2020

Chandrakant J. Parekh, of Monroe Twp., passed away in the early hours on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. He was 73 years old and lived a vibrant life. Born in Mumbai, India, he came to the United States in the late 1970's. He resided in West Orange, NJ for over 20 years before moving to Monroe Twp., NJ 9 years ago. Chandrakant worked for Pfizer and then...
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