Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

BARAN, John, 84, of Pompton Plains, formerly of Little Falls, passed away on October 24, 2014. Beloved brother of Helen Shukal. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Born in Singac, Little Falls he lived there most of his life. Before his retirement, he was an engineer and program manager at ITT, Corp., Nutley for twenty years. He was a lieutenant in the US Air Force, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Forest Hill Field Club, Belleville and a member of St. John the Baptist R.O. Church, Little Falls. Funeral Monday 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Burial Service 10:00 am St. John R.O. Church, Little Falls. Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Sunday 3 to 5 pm with Parastas at 4 pm. 
Gioia, Peter M., 34, of Clifton passed away on October 19, 2014. Beloved son of Peter and Lesly (Luciano) Gioia. Loving brother of Michael. Born in Belleville, he was a resident of Clifton and was employed by Partner Line, Florham Park as a sales associate. He was a parishioner of St. Clare R.C. Church, Clifton. Visiting hours are Thursday, October 23rd 6 to 9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 24th, 10:00 am St. Clare R.C. Church, 69 Allwood Road, Clifton. Please go directly to church. Interment East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton.
AKSYNOWICZ, Mary, nee Pellock, 84, of Fairfield passed away October 16, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Devoted mother of Cyndi Finnegan and her husband Daniel and Laurie Aksynowicz. Cherished grandmother of Brian and his wife Nicole and Shawn. Loving sister of Michael Pellock. Born in Paterson, she lived in the Singac section of Little Falls before moving to Fairfield fifty three years ago. Prior to her retirement she was the financial administrator at New Career Personnel Services, Inc., Parsippany. Mary was frequently heard uttering her favorite saying, "Enjoy everyday" Burial Services Monday 10:00 am at St. John the Baptist R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls. (Please go directly to the church). Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Sunday 2 to 6 pm with Parastas 4 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. 
GALUSKA, Russell S., 57, of Belleville, formerly of Little Falls passed away September 30, 2014 with family members at his side. Beloved son of Eleanor and the late Edward Galuska. Devoted brother of Edward and his wife Peggy, Joanne Riviello, Kevin Galuska, Colleen Galuska and the late Alan and Karen Galuska. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Russell was a kind and gentle person who you could always count on. Mass will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 375 Woodside Ave., Newark. Interment and repast to follow in Forked River. Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls is in charge of arrangements. 
CRIMONA, Vincent J., 93, of Little Falls passed away October 5, 2014 at home. Beloved husband of the late Lena. Devoted father of Vincent S. and Gary C. Crimona. Born in Paterson, he lived in Totowa before residing in Little Falls. Before his retirement he was employed by Curtiss Wright Corp., Wallington for many years. He served in the US Army during World War II in the European Theatre with the 406th Infantry Division. Vincent, known to his friends as "Nemo", was a champion shuffleboard player and an avid golfer. He was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 9th, 1:30 pm at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson. Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls is in charge of arrangements.
RICCIARDELLI, Roger C., 83, a lifelong resident of Cedar Grove, passed away October 4, 2014. Beloved father of Rick, Sr., Roger, Rhonda Proscia and her husband Gregg and Lisa Bradley and her husband Joseph. Dear brother of Lynda Apt. Loving grandfather of five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner of Cottage Contractors, Bloomfield. Funeral Thursday 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. The family will receive their friends Wednesday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, NY, NY 10008-0780 would be appreciated.

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