(Current and recent obituaries)

SMITH. Antoinette (nee Giordiano), 77, of Woodland Park, passed away May 19, 2017. Loving wife of the late John T. Smith (1991). Cherished mother of Mitzi Mandara and husband John, and Carol Eckrote. Adored grandmother of Jamie, Antoinette, and John Eckrote, and Heather Mandara. Beloved sister of Carmina "Mitzi" Giordiano. Born in Paterson, Antoinette lived in Clifton before residing in Woodland Park for the last 55 years. She was a member of Valley Chapel Assembly of God in Clifton. Her family will receive their friends May 23rd from 4-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on May 24th at 10 am - please arrive at 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, P.O. Box 96864, Washington, D.C. 20090.
NEAL, Herbert W., age 94, died peacefully Friday, May 12, 2017. He would have celebrated his 95th birthday on July 30. He was a resident of Pequannock Township, NJ since 1957. Herb grew up in Cambridge, MA. where earned his BA degree from Harvard University. After serving with the US Army during WWII in the Burma campaign, he returned to Harvard and earned his Masters Degree. Herb had a very successful career as a Marketing Executive with prominent NY companies between 1964 and 1975. He was very proud of his position as Deputy Regional Director with the U.S. Dept. Of Health, Education and Welfare from 1971-1972. He was a public figure with Pequannock serving on the Board of Education and Town Council. Herb was Mayor in 1976, 1977, 1980 and 1982. Everyone enjoyed Herb's company, his stories and constant smile. His passion for education led him to later instruct Economics and Business Management classes at several colleges. Herb was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. In his younger years he played baseball, football, ice hockey and belonged to Paquenac Tennis Club for decades. He shared his sports knowledge by coaching many Pequannock youth teams. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Sue (Lee) Neal, his daughter, Alita Nunn of Green Township, NJ, his son Todd Neal and wife Maya of Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jacob, Eric and Miranda Nunn whom he adored. A Celebration of his Life will be held Thursday, June 1 from 5-8 pm at the American Legion Post 450 11 Oak Ave, Pequannock. In lieu of flowers a donation in Herb's name may be made to his favorite charity Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5022, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5022. Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls.
Martone, Frank N., 93, a lifelong resident of Paterson, passed away on May 17, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Melinda "Millie" (nee Cavallo) Martone. Devoted father of Virginia Martone-Galizia. Cherished grandfather of Carlo and Ralph Galizia and Melinda Inzani. Adored great grandfather of Giana and Avellina Galizia and Lilliana Inzani. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers and four sisters. Before his retirement he was employed at Riverside Sportswear, Paterson for thirty years. Frank was a US Army veteran of World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart Award. He belonged to the Riverside Veterans Association. Funeral is Monday 8:45 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 am Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Sunday 3 to 7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
MAYE, Andrew J., 55, of Little Falls, passed away May 10, 2017. Loving father of Patrick Maye, Shannah Valez, and the late Darren Cancel. Cherished brother of David Maye, Jr., Jean M. Maye, Barbara E. Maye, and Steven R. Maye. Adored grandfather of Savior. Beloved nephew of Frank O'Byrne and the late Betty O'Byrne. Andrew is survived by many caring nieces and nephews. He was a life long resident of Little Falls. Andrew was a truck driver for E&S Foods Inc. in Whippany. He was a member of West Paterson Fire Company #3, West Paterson First Aid Squad, and Knights of Columbus Paterson Council 240. Andrew's family will receive his friends Sunday, May 14th from 3-5, 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held Monday, May 15th at Our Lady of the Holy Angels, Little Falls at 10 am - please arrive at the funeral home at 9 am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Singac Fire Company #3 For the Benefit of Anthony Englehardt, 517 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424.
DRANSFIELD, Robert, 79, of Little Falls, passed away April 26, 2017. Loving father of Robert M. Dransfield, Aimee Fischer, and Vicki Lebold. Adored brother of Andrea Dransfield, Kathy Maraino, and the late James Dransfield. Cherished grandfather of 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Born in Paterson, Robert lived in Little Falls where he resided for over 50 years. Before his retirement, Robert was a bar tender at Casino D'Charles in Totowa. Robert was an avid golfer and would play any chance he got. His family will receive their friends Sunday from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Funeral Mass is Monday at 10:30 am at St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, 65 Union Ave., Little Falls - please meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Singac Fire Co. #3, 517 Main St., Little Falls, NJ 07424.
LIAKHNOVICH, Vladimir Bruce, 17, of Little Falls, passed away April 25, 2017. Loving son of Andrei and Tatsian (nee Arbuzova) Liakhnovich. Caring brother of Yevgeniy "Eugene" Liakhnovich. Beloved grandson of grandmothers Raisa Webb (paternal) and Luba Arbuzova (maternal). Predeceased by grandfathers Robert Webb (paternal) and Vladimir Arbuzova (maternal). Survived by dearest friend Frank Pairo. Born in Brooklyn, Vladimir lived in Verona before residing in Little Falls for the past 10 years. He was a student at Passaic Valley High School and loved ice hockey. Vladimir played on the AHS hockey league, and played for the Montclair Blues, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton team, Avalanche team, and many other hockey teams. His family will receive their friends Saturday from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls.
SARDINSKY, Stephen "Bobo", 94, of Little Falls passed away April 25, 2017. Loving husband of the late Libby Sardinsky (nee Dutkevitch) (1996). Caring father of Steven Sardinsky and wife Kathy, and Eva Lonsky and husband John. Adored grandfather of 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by one grandson. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Steve will be missed by his many beloved nieces and nephews. Steve lived in Little Falls all of his life. Before his retirement, Bobo was a machinist for Precision Manufacturing in Hawthorne. Steve and his 2 brothers served in WWII. He was a member of St. John the Baptist R.O. Church, and American Legion Post 108 and VFW #7506 - both of Little Falls. Bobo was a firefighter with Singac Fire Co. #3 for over 50 years. Steve's family will receive their friends Thursday from 4-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls - Parastas will be said at 7:30 pm. Burial Service on Friday at 10 am at St. John's R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Singac Fire Co. #3, 517 Main St., Little Falls, NJ 07424.

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