Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

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. 

CHILDERS, Kathryn M. (nee Daly), 67, of Cedar Grove, passed away December 29, 2016. Beloved mother to Joseph Childers, Patricia Childers, Megan Childers and Kerrie Childers. Cherished sister to Dr. Joseph Daly. Loving grandmother to Kaitlyn Capasso. Kathryn was a long time resident of Cedar Grove. Before her retirement, Kathryn was a daycare teacher in Belleville. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Clifton and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6255. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, January 3rd at 10 am at Sacred Heart Church, 145 Randolph Ave., Clifton. Procession to Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ will follow.
CARAFELLO, Debra (nee Nero), age 60, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. Born in Paterson, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mearitta Elsie Nero. She loved being a Mom & a Maama. Survivors include Richard, her husband of 21 years; 2 sons, Joshua Lazarski, wife Anita and Matthew Lazarski, wife Jody; Step-daughter Eva Marie Carafello; Step-son Richard J. Carafello, Jr.; Grandchildren, Lilian, Tahlia, Jared, Justin, Jackie, Amber, Gerald, Nickolas and Kristen; Siblings, Sandee Fritts, Susan Beriont, David Donten, Lois Zachok and Rhonda Caraway; nieces Heather, Jane, Kate and Victoria; nephews Tyler and Cooper; grand niece Jazmyn and grand nephew Silas; and her dogs “The Boys” Wilson and Gino. The family will receive their friends Sunday, January 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls - there will be a service at 12:30. Following the memorial gathering, Debra's family will continue the celebration of her life at Passaic Valley Elks Lodge #2111, 1 Fellner Place, Totowa Boro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to PAWS, P.O. Box 149, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
COUBATI, Angela (nee Apostolico), 44, of Fairfield, passed away on December 18, 2016. Loving wife of Amar Coubati. Devoted mother of Jenna and Julia Coubati. Cherished daughter of Nobila Apostolico. Caring sister to Aniello and Antonio Apostolico. Born in Paterson, Angela lived in Clifton, before residing in Fairfield for the past 10 years. Before her passing, Angela worked as a recruiter for The Connors Group in Secaucus. The family will receive their friends for a memorial gathering Tuesday, December 20th from 6-8 pm - there will be a service at 7:30 pm. Interment will be at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa on Wednesday, December 21st - please meet at the funeral home at 11 am.

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