Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

DIN, Denis M., Jr., 37, of Totowa passed away April 17, 2014. Beloved husband of LaLaina (Johnson) Din. Devoted father of Logan M. Din. Cherished son of Carol Din-Gargia and the late Denis M. Din, Sr. Loving brother of Carolann Jaworski. Adored grandson of Elizabeth Din. Born in Paterson, he resided in Totowa for thirty years. A graduate of Passaic Valley Regional High School, Little Falls, he played basketball and later was involved in the adult basketball league. He was employed by Sponzilli Landscape Group, Fairfield. Denis was a loving father, husband and son and will be greatly missed. A memorial gathering will be held at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls on Saturday, April 26, 4 to 7 pm. Service at 6:00 pm 
JORDAN, Audrey A. (nee Horan), 96, of Wayne passed away April 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late James R. Jordan. Devoted mother of William Jordan, Ellyne McCarthy, Leslie Carrasquillo and Tracey O'Connor. Cherished grandmother ten grandchildren and sixteen great granchildren. She will be greatly missed. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Florida before moving to Wayne seven years ago. The family will receive their friends on Monday from 2 to 4 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm at the funeral home.
MARCHISEN, Andrew W., a lifelong resident of Little Falls passed away April 8, 2014. Born in Singac on September 1, 1924, he attended Central High School, Paterson and graduated from Passaic Valley High School, Little Falls in 1943. He was a scholar-athlete at Passaic Valley HS and was a member of the golf team and an All-State member of the football team. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Army, where he served in the 3rd Battalion of the 359th Infantry. He came ashore at Utah Beach in the first wave of the Normandy Invasion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He received the European African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Bronze Star. His service to his country was an important and enduring part of Andrew's life. He was a past member of VFW Post 7506, Little Falls. After the war, he attended Georgetown University, where he played football and golf. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University and was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1954. He maintained offices in Paterson and Little Falls and dedicated himself to serving the Russian speaking community throughout Passaic County. Andrew was active in local politics and served on the Passaic Valley Board of Education in the early 1960's. He also served as the Little Falls Municipal Court judge for several years in the 1970's. Andrew had a lifelong interest in nature. He was an avid bird watcher, fisherman, hunter and golfer. He loved to travel and dance. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Eva Marchisen, his brothers: Nick and Mike (both served and died in WWII), George, Bill and Steve; his sisters: Ann, Nancy and Mary and his long time companion Isabelle Toner. He is survived by an extended family of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday, 10:00 AM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls (please arrive at 9:30 am). Interment SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cemetery, 127 Westminster Pl., Saddle Brook. The family will receive their friends Monday 7 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Assoc., P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or contribute online at http://www.alz.org/.
BARILARI, Thomas A. "Tom Tom", 45, of Little Falls formerly of Woodland Park, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2014. Beloved husband of Josephine (nee Maroun). Loving father of Tommy. Cherished son of Mario and Margie Barilari. Adored brother of Mario and his wife Karen, Aulo, and Emma DeFeo and her husband Joe. Family was his greatest love and he will be missed dearly by his grandmother, his loving in-laws and nieces and nephews. Funeral service Saturday 9:30 am at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Those attending please arrive at 9:00 am Interment Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Montclair. The family will receive their friends and loved ones Friday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit Tom's son Tommy's education, can be sent to Barilari Family, 26 Borrego Drive, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.

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