Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

MIROWSKY, Joseph, 94, of Little Falls, passed away February 20, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Julia Mirowsky (nee Dutkevitch). Caring father of Barry Mirowsky and wife Nadine, Donna Prieto and husband Robert, and Sharon Mirowsky. Loving grandfather of Jessica Hamilton, Jamie and Kimberly Mirowsky, and Amanda and Scott Prieto. Adored great grandfather of Julie Hamilton. Cherished brother of Olga Miketzuk. Before his retirement, Joseph worked as a machinist at Waveline in Fairfield. He was a WWII Marine veteran from 1942-1945. Joseph has lived in Little Falls for 70 years and is one of the founding members of St. John the Baptist R.O. Church. He was a member of VFW post 7506 of Little Falls. His family will receive their friends February 23rd from 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls - parastas will be said at 7 pm. Burial Service at 10 am on February 24th at St. John the Baptist R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls. - please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John the Baptist R.O. Church.

FIORITO, Jack R., Jr., 57, of Paterson, passed away February 18, 2017. Loving husband of Nicole Corrado. Cherished father of Joshua Fiorito, Felicia Fiorito, Jessica DeBlonk, Rebecca Fiorito, and Melissa Fiorito. Beloved son of Betty Sue Fiorito. Caring brother of Warner Fiorito and wife Denise, Roger Fiorito, Larry Fiorito, Nancy Fiorito, Eric Fiorito and wife Gladys, Romona Fiorito, Crystal Fiorito, Teresa Brozyna and husband Stan, and Billy Fiorito. Adored grandfather to eight and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jack was an auto mechanic at K&G Services Center in Paterson. He was a life long resident of Paterson, although he lived in Totowa for a few years. Jack was an Army and Navy veteran who loved boating, motorcycles, and cars - his "toys". Jack will be deeply missed by many. His family will receive their friends February 24th from 6-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls - prayers will be said at 9 pm. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Association, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

BURRESS, Joan B., 85, of Montclair, passed away February 1, 2017. Loving mother of Jamie Burress. Joan resided in Montclair for 45 years where she was an active member at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair for over 60 years. She was on the Undoing Racism Committee at the church as well as an after school tutor. Before her retirement, Joan was was a sales audit manager at Saks Fifth Avenue in Midtown.There will be a memorial gathering and service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair, on February 26th at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Undoing Racism Committee, 67 Church St., Montclair, NJ 07042. Arrangements were entrusted with Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls
LOBOSCO, Angelo M., 91 of Totowa at rest in Totowa on January 14, 2017. Born in Paterson, he was a resident of Totowa for 65 years. Angelo was a tool and die maker for Singer-Kearfott, Woodland Park for thirty two and a half years before retiring in 1988. He was a WWII Army Air Corp Master Sergeant serving in the Pacific Theater as an airplane mechanic gunner. Angelo was a life member of American Legion Post #227 of Totowa. As a master craftsman and mechanic, there was nothing he couldn't fix. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed trips to Atlantic City, North Carolina and the Florida Keys. By far his devotion to his wife and family was paramount. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Kamenetz) (2010). Devoted father of Susanna DeNude and husband Michael, Donna Worrall and husband David, Tina Malinowski and husband Alan and Larry Lobosco and wife Gail. Cherished Popee of Daniel and Christopher DeNude, Jonathan, Nicholas (Michele) and Megan Worrall, Jason (Danielle) and Kristina Malinowski, Benjamin and Danielle Lobosco. Adoring great-grandfather of Jason Malinowski Jr. Caring brother of Michael Lobosco and the late Jean Cain. The family will receive their friends on Jan. 19th from 3-7 pm at Gaita Meoiral Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls - Parastas will be said at 6 pm. Burial Service on Jan. 20th at 10 am at Gaita Memorial Home - please arrive at the funeral home at 9:30 am. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John the Baptist R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls, NJ 07424.

KOPACH, Stephen, 94, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, passed away January 11, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Singac to parents Julia and Frank Kopach, Steve was a graduate of Central High School in Paterson. He was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist R.O. Church and a Freemason for more than 50 years. Steve was an Army veteran during WWII, entering in 1943. In 1948 Steve married Halina Tczap, who passed away in 1997. Before his retirement in 1985, Steve worked as a plastics machinist for Mack Molding Co/West Company, obtaining a boiler fireman's license. Steve loved to dance, sing, and most of all, play golf. He is predeceased by his parents, wife, brother John and son-in-law James Perry. Survived by Dr. Kathleen Kopach, Nina Kopach and husband Paul Hess, Stephen Kopach and wife Karen, and grandchildren. Divine Liturgy and Burial Service will be held Jan. 17 at 9:30 am at St. John the Baptist R.O. Church. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Greek Catholic Cemetery, 259 Passaic St., Garfield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John the Baptist Russian R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls, NJ 07424. Arrangements were entrusted with Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls. 

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