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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

The Westfield Leader and THE

TIMES of Scotch Plains ­ Fanwood

Thursday, January 1, 1998

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Grace V. Meeker Malpere, 90, of Westfield died on Saturday, December 27, at the Westfield Center, Genesis ElderCare Network, in Westfield. Born in Elizabeth, she had lived in Garwood and Cranford for many years before moving to Westfield 20 years ago. Mrs. Malpere had worked for many years with her husband, Charles Malpere, running two restaurants that they owned, the Theatre Diner in Cranford and Malperes Restaurant in Summit.

Grace V. Malpere, 90, Restaurateur; Owned Cranford and Summit Eateries

Her husband predeceased her in 1977. Surviving are a son, Charles Malpere, Jr. of Boynton Beach, Florida; a daughter, Jean Sawyer Donzella of Westfield; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday, December 31, from the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue in Cranford. A funeral Liturgy followed at St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Interment took place at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.

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Sr. Mary Brophy, 76, Was Principal; Taught in Many Catholic Schools

Sister Mary Noel Brophy, 76, died on Thursday, December 25, at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung. Born in South Amboy, she entered the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey on February 2, 1940. She made her first profession on August 1, 1942 and her final profession on August 1, 1945. She received a bachelors degree in elementary education from Georgian Court College in Lakewood in 1955, and a masters degree in education from Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 1965. She was the Principal of Holy Cross School in Rumson from 1965 to 1971 She was also a teacher at St. Nicholas School in Atlantic City from 1940 to 1942 and from 1949 to 1958; a teacher at St. Ann School in Keansburg from 1942 to 1949 and from 1971 to 1975; a teacher at St. James School in Red Bank from 1958 to 1960; a teacher at Camden Catholic High School in Camden from 1960 to 1963; a teacher at Phillipsburg Catholic High School in Phillipsburg from 1963 to 1965; and a teacher and retiree at St. Joseph School and Parish in Keyport from 1975 to 1992. From 1992 to 1995 she retired to St. James Convent in Red Bank, and since1995 she was a Prayer Apostolate at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung. She retired from full time activity on April 1, 1989. Surviving are three brothers, Robert Brophy of Port Reading, Joseph Brophy of Carbondale, Pennsylvania and Jack Brophy of Linden, and five sisters, Betty Wilner of Scotch Plains, Joan Vergari of Cooperstown, New York, Ann Piwowarski of Mayfield, Pennsylvania, Ruth Healy of Oneonta, New York, and Mary Santora of Carbondale, Pennsylvania. A funeral service was held on Monday, December 29, at St. Catherine of Siena Chapel at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung. Arrangements were handled by the Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Mary, 1645 Route No. 22, West, Watchung, 07060.

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Obituaries

Patricia Ann Elsner, 45, of Mount Arlington, formerly of Scotch Plains, died on Wednesday, December 24, at Northwest Covenant Medical Center in Dover. Born in Plainfield, she had lived in Scotch Plains before moving to Mount Arlington more than 14 years ago.

Patricia A. Elsner, 45, Kean Alumna; Special Education Teacher in Union

Dorothy Andersen Guedes, 94, of Scotch Plains died on Wednesday, December 24, at the Westfield Center, Genesis ElderCare Network, in Westfield. Born in Newark, she had lived in Irvington, Cranford and Westfield before moving to Scotch Plains in 1985. Mrs. Guedes had been an office manager and secretary for CarbonSolvents in Kenilworth for 20 years prior to retiring in 1970. She had previously owned and op-

Dorothy Guedes, 94, Managed Office; Former Owner of Secretarial Business

erated the Dorothy Andersen Office Secretarial and Answerphone Business in Newark for 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Guedes, in 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Jordis M. Molnar; a son, Norman Andersen; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 29, at the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains.

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Marvin Share, 60, of Gillette died on Saturday, January 27, in Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Newark, he had lived in Scotch Plains before moving to Gillette two years ago. Mr. Share was a co-proprietor of the Shachat and Simson accounting firm in Springfield for many years. He was a 1959 graduate of Upsala College in East Orange. Mr. Share was a member of the Mens Association for Temple Emanu-

Marvin Share, 60, Upsala Graduate; Was Co-Owner of Accounting Firm

El, a former Treasurer for the Federation of Central New Jersey, and a Treasurer for the Chestnut Run Condominium Association in Gillette. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Share; three daughters, Lisa Zabarsky, July Chodor and Lauren Share; his mother, Freda Yanowitz; a brother, Bob Share, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 28, in Temple Emanu-El in Westfield.

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Stanley Kraszewski, 83; GM Retiree; Had Been Tool and Die Maker at Firm

Stanley J. Kraszewski, 83, of Kingwood died on Sunday, December 28, at home. Born in Ohio, he had lived in Bayonne, Kendall Park, and Ocala, Florida before coming to Kingwood Township in 1980. Mr. Kraszewski had been a tool and die maker for General Motors in Linden until his retirement in 1972. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union, Local No. 595. Surviving are his wife, Sophia Kraszewski; three sons, Stanley V. Kraszewski of Jamesburg, Paul J. Kraszewski of Kingwood and Phillip

P. Kraszewski of Lake City, Florida; three daughters, Marilu Lewandowski of Neshanic, Christine Havay of Bloomsbury and Laura Kraszewski of Houston; two brothers, Vincent Kraszewski of Scotch Plains and John Kraszewski of Lakewood; a sister, Harriet Anthony of Washington; 16 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 31, at the Robert L. Ford Funeral Home in Flemington, followed by a Mass in St. Johns Roman Catholic Church in Lambertville.

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Melvin C. Young, 58, of Union died on Monday, December 22, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Elizabeth, Mr. Young had lived in Union for most of his life. He had been a school bus driver in Millburn for many years, before retiring three years ago. Surviving are a brother, James Young of Fanwood, and two sisters, Miriam Johnson of Union and Barbara White of Roselle. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 30, at the Aenon Baptist Church in Union. Arrangements were handled by the Perry Funeral Home in Newark.

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Melvin Young, 58

Olga Skocypec Kiraly, 87, of Scotch Plains died on Tuesday, December 23, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Born in Carteret, she had lived there most of her life before moving to Scotch Plains in 1994. She had been a secretary for F.M.C. Corporation in Carteret for 25 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Carteret and also of the Carteret Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Kiraly, in 1969. Surviving is a son, Joseph James Kiraly of Carteret; a daughter, Roberta Di Nizio of Scotch Plains; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 29, from the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains, followed by a Mass at St. Demetrius Cathedral.

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Olga S. Kiraly, 87

Thelma S. Sparrell of Greensboro, North Carolina, formerly of Westfield, died on Thursday, December 18, at her home. A native of Westfield, Mrs. Sparrell had lived in Greensboro for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. Her husband, Paul B. Sparrell, Sr., predeceased her. Surviving are two daughters, Susan L. Sparrell of Greensboro and Elizabeth S. Napoliello of Colts Neck; a son, Paul B. Sparrell, Jr. of Greensboro; a brother, Robert Siler of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and two grandsons. A graveside service was held on Monday, December 22, at New Garden Cemetery in Greensboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Presbyterian Church, 6309 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27410 or Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27405, or to a beneficiary of the donors choice. Arrangements were under the direction of the Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel in Greensboro.

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Thelma S. Sparrell

She was employed as a special education teacher in Union for the past 23 years. Mrs. Elsner earned her bachelors degree in speech pathology and audiology from Trenton State College and her masters degree from Kean College in Union. Surviving are her husband, William Elsner; her parents, Stanley and Irene Pisowacki of Scotch Plains, and two sisters, Mary Anne Birdsall of Soderton, Pennsylvania and Christine Renz of Basking Ridge. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 27, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, West, in Fanwood, followed by a Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

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Richard N. Sheble, 79, Army Captain; Retired Executive With Home News

Richard N. Sheble, 79, of Essex, Connecticut died on Friday, December 26, at home. Born in Cape May, he had lived in Scotch Plains and Mantoloking before moving to Essex in 1983. Mr. Sheble had worked for the Homes News in New Brunswick. He joined the company in 1945 as a national advertising salesman and retired in 1983 as a Senior Vice President and Associate Publisher. Mr. Sheble was a Director of the Home News after the company was bought by the Asbury Park Press in 1993. He also served on the board of Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation of Kingsport, Tennessee. He was a member of the New Jersey Press Association and had been its Treasurer and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Sheble attended the University of Pennsylvania. He served with the United States Army Air Corps as a Captain during World War II and piloted P-38 and Spitfires on photo reconnaissance missions over Europe. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 3, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Essex. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Sheble; two daughters, Lane Sheble Reardon and Lisa Sheble; a brother, J. Howard Sheble, and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to St. Georges School, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840.

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Theresa Lemme Di Marco, 71, of Westfield died on Friday, December 26, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in Staten Island, New York, she had lived in The Bronx before moving to Westfield 31 years ago. She had been a quality control inspector for Cosmair in Clark for 16 years, retiring in 1991. Mrs. Di Marco was a member of St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Surviving are her husband, John Di Marco; two sons, Joseph J. Di Marco of Cranford and John J. Di Marco, Jr. of Parlin; three sisters, Mamie Johanson, Yolanda Regina and Eleanor Mascia; four brothers, Vito Lemme, Charles Lemme, Michael Lemme and Nicholas Lemme, and three grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, December 30, at St. Helens Church. Interment took place at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. Arrangements were handled by the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home in Westfield.

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Theresa L. DiMarco, 71

Philip P. Graye, Sr., 95, of Westfield died on Tuesday, December 23, at home. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Hasbrouck Heights for many years, Holiday City in Toms River for 20 years and Westfield for the last 13 years. Mr. Graye had been employed with Armour and Company for 40 years, retiring in 1967 as the assistant manager of the firms packing plant in Jersey City. He was the Treasurer for many years of the Holy Name Society at the Corpus Christi Church in Hasbrouck Heights. He was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Graye, in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Anna Kujalowitz Graye; a son, Dr. Philip P. Graye, Jr. of Westfield; a sister, Helen Sargent of Bayonne, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A funeral Liturgy was offered on Saturday, December 27, at St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Interment took place in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements were handled by the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue, Cranford.

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Philip P. Graye, Sr., 95

Leonard S. Weissman, 78, of Whiting died on Sunday, December 28, at home. Born in Brooklyn, he had lived in Newark, Maplewood and Westfield before moving to Whiting 15 years ago. Mr. Weissman had been employed as a sheet metal worker for over 35 years, retiring 16 years ago. He was a

Leonard S. Weissman, 78, Veteran; Sheet Metal Worker for Many Years

Anna Yuhas Cheeka, 79, of Branchburg died on Monday, December 29, at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. Born in Linden, she had lived there until moving to Branchburg 18 years ago. Mrs. Cheeka was a former assembly line worker for Litton Industries in Elizabeth. She had previously been an assembly line worker for Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick. She was a member of St. Georges Byzantine Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Golden Age Group, both of Linden; a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and a member of the Greek Catholic Union No. 665 of Linden. Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Henry Cheeka; a sister, Mary Pecina of Linden, and a brother, Paul Yuhas of Scotch Plains. Funeral services were private and were handled by the Branchburg Funeral Home.

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Anna Y. Cheeka, 79

member of Local No. 25 of the New Jersey Sheet Metal Workers. Mr. Weissman served as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Old Guard, both in Whiting. Surviving are a son, Eric Weissman; a daughter, Donna Jasie, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 30, in the BelkoffGoldstein Funeral Chapel in Lakewood.

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Wanda Szary, 85, of Clark died on Thursday, December 25, in Rahway Hospital. Born in Elizabeth, she had lived in Westfield before moving to Clark. Mrs. Szary was a member of the Senior Club of St. Adalberts Roman Catholic Church and the Leisure Group of St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, both in Elizabeth. Surviving are two daughters, Rose Marotta and Geraldine Marrone; a son, Walter Szary; a brother, Chester Socha; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A Liturgy was offered on Monday, December 29, at St. Adalberts Church, following the funeral from the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue, in Cranford.

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Wanda Szary, 85

Faye Petolino Bencivengo, 80, of South Plainfield died on Saturday, December 27, at home. Born in Newark, she had lived in Plainfield before moving to South Plainfield 22 years ago. She was an Avon lady for the past 30 years in the South Plainfield and Plainfield area. She had previously been employed as an inspector for General Motors during World War II. Mrs. Bencivengo was a member of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Frank Bencivengo, in 1990. Surviving are two sons, David G. Bencivengo of Fanwood and Dr. Charles J. Bencivengo of Burlington, Connecticut; a sister, Margaret Freaso of Brick, and five grandchildren. A funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, December 30, at the Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield.

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Faye Bencivengo, 80

John A. Steibing, 55, of Scotch Plains died on Saturday, December 27, at home. Born in Orange, he had lived in Green Brook before moving to Scotch Plains 20 years ago. Mr. Steibing graduated in 1970 from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree. He was employed as purchasing manager for International Technodine Corporation of Edison from 1995 to 1997. Previously, he was employed by En-Con Inc. in South Plainfield from 1990 to 1995, and by Organon Pharmaceutical in West Orange from 1980 to 1989. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1964 to 1970. He was a member of the Packaging Executive Club. Surviving are his wife, Nancy S. Geist Steibing, and two sons, Andrew I. Schwartz and Christopher S. Steibing, both of Scotch Plains. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 31, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, West, in Fanwood. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad.

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John A. Steibing, 55

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