Friday, June 7, 2013
A service to remember Craig MacCallum will take place at Montclair High School.
A local man who died in a plane crash near Linden Airport in Union County last Friday will be memorialized Sunday at a special ceremony at Montclair High School. Flight instructor Craig A. MacCallum, 58, was killed when his plane crashed into unused railroad tracks near Routes 1 and 9 just after taking off from the airport. A 19-year-old flight student was also on board; that student was critically injured and remains hospitalized at University Hospital in Newark, according to Aero News Network. MacCallum was a native of New Hartford, New York. He was an Eagle Scout as a youth and graduated from New Hartford High School. He went on to earn a degree in economics at Princeton University and an MBA from New York University, ultimately …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train Wednesday at the Secaucus Junction rail station that was named in his honor.
As a tribute to his advocacy of mass transit, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a D.C.-bound Amtrak train in Secaucus Wednesday. Lautenberg's family and staff accompanied the senator for his final Amtrak ride to the nation's capital, where he'll be buried on Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. Prior to the Amtrak send-off, Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, the congregation where the senator belonged, eulogized Lautenberg during a ceremony and color guard salute at the Secaucus Junction station's main concourse.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Visitation will be Monday at Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home in Montclair.
Sunday, June 2
Eamonn David Wholley, 18, took his life Thursday, May 30, after a long and valiant struggle with severe depression. Eamonn, the middle child of three boys, had a sardonic wit that always made people laugh. He loved good food of any kind, reading, world travel, family reunions on Martha’s Vineyard, playing video games, and helping take care of his two-year old cousin Luke, the son of his beloved godmother, Aunt Anne, and Uncle Glen in California. He loved playing with the family terrier, Fiona, at any hour of the day. Eamonn will always be remembered for his quiet courage and his perseverance in fighting his illness. Against formidable odds, he maintained an excellent academic record at Montclair High School and had been accepted into …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In the 1970s, Mrs. Johnson worked with veterinarian Dr. George Cameron and other animal lovers to establish PAWs.
Thursday, May 16
Georgia Turner Johnson, 93, of Lafayette Hill Pennsylvania died peacefully on Thursday, May 2 at the Hill at Whitemarsh. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Cdr. Allen D. and Ann D. Turner. She graduated from Concord High School Massachusetts in 1937. She attended Wheaton College for two years and left to start a career as a newspaper reporter on the staff of the Boston Transcript. She and her photographer Frankie Turner (not a relative) covered local stories for the daily paper. She left the Transcript to become the Society Editor for the Boston Traveler. Mrs. Johnson moved to New York City to accept a job as the Sportswear Editor of Women’s Wear Daily and then left to become the Document Officer and Assistant to the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Jacqueline Brookes born in Montclair, starred in theater, film and television.
Montclair native Jacqueline Brookes, a theater, film and television actress whose career spanned 60 years, has died, according to a report on Playbill.com. She was 82. Brooke's film credits include playing Admiral Brand in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Commissioner Brumford in Naked Gun 2 1/2, and Naomi Feed in The Gambler, Playbill reported Monday. But she is best remembered for her theater roles in classic works, playing a full range of Shakespearean leading ladies and starring as Phaedra in The Cretan Woman, for which she won a Theatre World Award in 1955, according to the Playbill Vault. Brookes taught at the Circle in the Square Theatre School from 1974. Some of her memorable stage performances, according to her bio on Circle in …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Anna F. Blakely, Leonard Johnson Clark Jr., Nicholas DelloRusso, Jeanne DiRollo, James L. Girolamo, Cecelia Dohen Gregory, Anna Lightner, Florence "Flo" McGill, M.D., James M. Pascuiti, Halevy Hercules Simmons, Marie R. VanHouten
Thursday, May 9
Anna F. Blakely, 58, formerly of Montclair Leonard Johnson Clark Jr., 78, of Montclair Nicholas DelloRusso, 85, raised in Montclair Jeanne DiRollo, 86, of West Orange, formerly of Montclair James L. Girolamo, 72, of Bellville, owned Blimpie's in Montclair Cecelia Gregory, of Montclair, mother of 10 children Anna Lightner, (nee Cassella), 89, of Woodland Park, formerly of Montclair Florence McGill M.D., 89, of Montclair James M. Pascuiti, 66, attended Immaculate Conception High School Halevy Hercules Simmons, 83, of Montclair Marie R. VanHouten, 87, formerly of Montclair
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friends and family held a memorial service for Arlene Linetzky, 64, of Montclair, who was killed in Tuesday's motor vehicle accident on Bloomfield Avenue.
The Montclair community turned out for a memorial service Sunday to remember and celebrate Arlene Linetzky, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident while walking across Bloomfield Avenue on Tuesday night. The plaintive sounds of a lone djembe drum and song began the service at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, where the Linetzky was an active member for years. The temple was filled with more than 450 mourners. Numerous photos of Linetzky in picture frames greeted mourners as the entered the temple. The temple’s rabbi, Steven Kushner, led the service. For more than an hour, Kushner, friends and her only son, Jason, took turns speaking about Linetzky which evoked both tears and laughter from the mourners. “She was very warm and very …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Montclair student was killed at a Bloomfield intersection last week.
Deshon L. Johnson, the 22-year-old Essex County College student killed by a NJ Transit bus last week, aspired to be a singer, rapper, artist, and writer—all while pursuing a college degree. "He was a talented man who knew what he wanted to do with his life," said a friend, Matt Fernandez. "He was very driven and very motivated." Johnson's life was celebrated today during a church service at Christ Church in Montclair. Born March 5, 1990 in Newark, Johnson was raised in East Orange and was the only child of Naomi Johnson. As a youngster, he was so talented at art that his paintings were displayed at the Montclair Art Museum when he was in the sixth grade. Later, Johnson and his mother moved to Montclair, where he graduated from Montclair …
Investigation continues into the shooting death of Schiavetti on Sunday in Montclair.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
On Sunday, July 22, 2012, Brian Andrew Schiavetti, 21, of Ridgefield, Connecticut passed away unexpectedly. Brian was born on February 10, 1991. In addition to his loving parents, Diane Schiavetti of Ridgefield and Francis X. Schiavetti of Delray Beach, Florida, he is survived by his sister, Jennifer Stockburger, brothers, Anthony and Stephen, maternal grandparents, Edward and Jacqueline Goin of Brookfield, and paternal grandparents, Anthony and Geraldine Schiavetti of Delray Beach. Brian was also loved immensely by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his little niece Karalina and nephews Mason, Samuel, and Nathan. His family and countless heartbroken friends whose lives Brian touched will forever remember this loving, compassionate …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The 47 year old managed Verona business for 25 years before Sunday death.
Sergio Sanzari, the owner of The Mane Place II Salon in Verona for the last 25 years, died on Sunday, July 15 at age 47. Friends and family described Sanzari as always having a real connection with his customers. He enjoyed chatting while cutting hair and especially enjoyed making people laugh. Born in Newark, he was raised in Bloomfield. Sanzari was a 1982 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He was later a graduate of the Capri Institute. He was a North Caldwell resident for the past 14 years. Sanzari is survived by his wife, Lisa (nee Andriaccio) of North Caldwell; three children, Sergio Sanzari, Jr., Anthony Sanzari and Gabriella Sanzari, all of North Caldwell; his parents, Ortensio and Marfisa (nee De Benedetto) Sanzari of Clifton; a…