HT LOC OBITUARIES of the Second Baptist Church of brsula Biedermann, 86, of Rahway, where she was a deaconess, and the American Legion Union died on Nov. 29. Born in Kell, Germany, Mrs. Post 499 Ladies Auxiliary, Rahway. Surviving are a daughter. Susan Biedermann resided in Union. Farrar; two sons. Robert and RodSurviving are her husband of 60 ney, and three grandchildren. years, Manfred, and a son, Peter. The Jones Funeral Home. RahThe Morrison Funeral Home, way, handled the arrangenK.Hs. Butler, handled the arrangements. Ursula Biedermann Catherine MacAdam Catherine 11. MacAdam, 80, of Madison, formerly of Summit, died Nov. 30 in Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown. Bom in White Plains, N.Y., Mrs. MacAdam lived in Searsdale, N.Y., and Summit before moving to Madison four years ago. She was a secretary for the Madison Board of James Howard Sr. Education at the Torny J. Sabatini James R. Howard Sr., 84, of School for many years before she Tyree Brooks retired in 2002. Prior to this, Mrs. Tyree Ahmad-Rashad Brooks of I nioo died Nov. 29 at home. MacAdam worked at Bull & Born in Orange. Mr. Howard Hillside died on Nov. 27. Surviving are three children, lived in Newark before moving to Roberts Industrial Marine ChemiTyianna Ahmad-Rashad. Tyneef Union in 1971. He was a Navy vet- cal Co., New Providence, and Ahmad-Rashad and Taliyah eran and served during World War before that, for the New York RailAhmad-Rashad; his parents. Trent 11. Mr. Howard worked as a printer road. Surviving are four sons, George Norman and Dianne Brooks, and for Decker & Sons, Brooklyn, N. Y., E., David K., Douglas C. and three brothers and sisters. Rasheem before retiring in 1991. Surviving are his wife of 60 William T.; four sisters, Patricia Brown, LaKeisha Matthews and years, Vera; two daughters, Rose- Lafferty, Margaret Kelly, Ruth Trent Brooks. The Cotton Funeral Service, marie D'Andrea and Donna Eilber; Gorham and Sue Kosche; a brother, Newark, handled the arrangements. a brother, John, other brothers; four Edward Hawkins, and four grandgrandchildren and four great- children. grandchildren. The Madison Memorial Home, Margaret Colandro The Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Madison, handled the arrangeMargaret Colandro. 80, of Funeral Home. Union, handled the ments. Union died on Nov. 30. arrangements. Bom in Summit. Mrs. Colandro JoAnn Miller resided in Union for the past 30 Jo-Ann Miller of Cranford died years. She graduated from Summit Lt Col. Paul Lewis Nov. 27 in Robert Wood Johnson High School in 1949 and attended Lt. Col. Juilliard School of Music as a vioPaul B. Lewis University Hospital at Rahway. Bom in Cranford, Mrs. Miller linist. Mrs. Colandro was employed (Ret.), 93, of moved to Edison in 1989 and by the state of New Jersey, DepartRahway died ment of Labor, in the UnemployNov. 24 in St. returned to Cranford in 2010. She ment Division. Peter University Hospital, New received a juris doctorate from Rutgers Law School, Newark, and was Surviving are three sons, Brunswick. Robert, Craig and Stephen; a Bom in Millen, Ga., Lt. Col. a member of the New Jersey Bar daughter, Cindy Vuono; a sister, Lewis grew up in Rahway. He Association. Since graduation, Claire Jazikoff, and five grandchil- graduated from Rahway High Mrs. Miller had been employed by dren. School in 1936, where he was later the Union County Prosecutor's The McCracken Funeral Home, inducted into the Hall of Fame. Lt. Office in Elizabeth. She worked in Union, handled the arrangements. Col. Lewis attended Fisk Universi- the narcotics strike force until early ty for two years and was inducted this year, when she was promoted into the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to supervisor of the drug court and Edward Cwiklinski Inc., before being drafted into the pretrial intervention office. Edward Surviving are her husband, Cwiklinski, 85, Army Air Corps. John; three sisters, Judy Novack, During the early years of his •of MountainLinda Brewer and Cathy Mithel, side died Dec. career, he served as a member of 5 in Overlook the ground crew supporting the and 12 brothers. A memorial service was held Tuskagee Airmen in Tuskagee, Ala. Hospital, Summit. Saturday at Sandy Hook National Bom in Bayonne, Mr. Cwiklins- Lt. Col. Lewis later served in Recreation Area parking area. Europe during World War II, was ki resided in Mountainside since 1962. He was a veteran of the Army awarded the Bronze Star and Officers Candidate John Paynter and served during World War II. attended John F. Mr. Cwiklinski retired in 1992 after School. After the war, he continued Paynter, 91, of a 44-year career with Public Ser- service in Japan, Europe, Eniwetok, Mountainside vice Electric & Gas Co., Sewaren. the hydrogen bomb development, died Dec. 4 in He was a longtime volunteer fire- and several United States postings, Overlook Hosman in Mountainside and was a ending with the command of the member of several bowling Army Reserve Center in Newark. pital, Summit. After serving 20 years, Lt. Col. leagues. Bom in Elizabeth, Mr. Paynter Surviving are a daughter, Joann Lewis retired from the Army in lived in Clark, Pompano Beach, "Cookie" Semancik; a twin sister, 1961 and began his second career Fla., and in Mountainside since Virginia Zyra; three grandchildren with the Social Security Adminis- 2008. tration. After another 20 years, he He was a maintenance superviand four great-grandchildren. The Dooley Colonial Home, retired as a district manager and sor with the County of Union for 28 Westfield, handled the arrange- finished his career working for the years before retiring in 1984. Union County Division of Aging, Mr. Paynter served in the Army ments. with continued service with a vari- during World War II in the Asiaety of home health care and senior Pacific Theater. He was a lifetime Shirley Farrar member of the Knights of ColumShirley Farrar, 69, of Rahway citizen services organizations. Surviving are a sister, Anna Dil- bus. died Nov. 26 in New York Hospital Surviving are two daughters, lard; a brother, Lafayette; a daughof Queens. Bom in Bertie County, N.C., she ter, Paula Hill; a son, Brett; three Diane Delikat and Susan Ciurczak; lived in Rahway for 52 years. She grandchildren and five great-grand a brother, Frank, and three sisters, Mary King, Betty Crotty and Ruth was a teacher with the Union Coun- children. The Jones Funeral Home, Rah- Sheridan. ty Educational Services CommisThe Dooley Funeral Home, sion, Westfield, and was a member way, handled the arrangements. OBITUARY LIST ADONA — Patsy J., of Roselle; Dec. 3. BIEDERMANN — Ursula, of Union; Nov. 29. Bl.ICHARZ — Mary Beth, of Springfield; Dec. 2. BREUER — Alfred M. Jr., of Cranford; Dec. 4. BROOKS — Tyree Ahmad-Rashad, of Hillside; Nov. 27. CAVICCH1OL! — Mario A., of Cranford; Dec. 4. COLANDRO — Margaret A., of Union; Nov. 30. CWIKLINSKI — Edward, of Mountainside; Dec. 5. DUNNE — Joan M., of Union; Nov. 27. FARRAR — Shirley, of Rahway; Nov. 26. HOWARD — James R. Sr., of Union; Nov. 29. KAUFMAN — William, of Union; Dec. 2. KLEISSLER — Trude Anita, of Union; Dec. 2. LEWIS — Lt. Col. Paul B. (Ret.), of Rahway; Nov. 24. LOVETT — Gloria, of Rahway; Dec. 2. MacADAM — Catherine H., formerly of Summit; Nov. 30. MILLER — Jo-Ann, of Cranford; Nov. 27. PAYNTER — John F., of Mountainside; Dec. 4. PENN-RUSSELL — Helen, of Linden; Dec. I. PENNIX — Mildred L., of Rahway; Nov. 29. SEKELLA — Sally, of Springfield; Dec. 3. SNOWDEN — Albert M., of Rahway; Nov. 26. STEFANOVICH — Pearl, of Clark; Nov. 28. TURNER — Catherine, of Rahway; Dec. 3. WALCK — Edmunda O., of Linden; Nov. 28. WHITEHEAD — Nicolina, of Linden; Nov. 30. WYATT — George Thomas, of Hillside; Nov. 27. ZATORSK1 — Virginia, of Union; Dec. 1. Editor s Note: Not all of the names included in this listing will appear as full-length obituaries. Cranford, handled the arrangements. Helen Penn-Russeil as a teacher at Kawameeh Middle School, Union. She was a member of the Suburban Golf Club, Union, where she also was a former women's club champion. Mrs. Turner was a member of Eastern Star, a past member of the Rahway Elks and a member of the Altar Guild of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rahway. Helen Penn-Russell, 77, of Linden died Dec. 1 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway. Mrs. Penn-Russell was employed at Wal-Mart, Linden, as a sales associate for the past 10 years. Surviving are two sons, John Edmunda Walck Edmunda O. Walck, 89, a lifeand Kenneth Penn; a daughter, Jeanine Patrick; a brother, John Pelak; long resident of Linden, died Nov. nine grandchildren and a great- 28 at home. Mrs. Walck was a saleswoman grandchild. for Goerkes/Steinbach's department store in Elizabeth for 15 years Pearl Stefanovich and retired in 1979. Previously, she Pearl Stefanovich, 91, of Clark was employed by GAF Corp., Lindied Nov. 28 in the Clark Nursing den, and Epicur, Union. Mrs. Walck Home. was a recent member of the Zion Bom in Dickson City, Pa., Mrs. Lutheran Church, Rahway, and for Stefanovich lived in Irvington and 88 years, was a member of St. Rahway before moving to Clark in Paul's Lutheran Church, Linden, a 2005. church co-founded by her late parShe was employed by American ents, Adolph and Olga Lenser. Can Co., Irvington, for many years While she was a member of the before retiring. Mrs. Stefanovich Ladies Aid Society and Couples was a member of the Kingdom Hall Club, she also was a member of the of Jehovah's Witnesses, Rahway. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Surviving is a grandchild. Linden Senior Social clubs. Surviving is a daughter, Marlane Joback. Catherine Turner Catherine Turner, 90, a lifelong resident of Rahway, died on Dec. 3. Nicolina Whitehead Mrs. Turner graduated from Nicolina Whitehead, 91, of LinRahway High School. She received den died Nov. 30 in the Riverton a bachelor's degree from Panzer Nursing Home, Rahway. Bom in High School, now a college of Montclair, Mrs. Whitehead moved Montclair State University, and a to Linden 35 years ago. master's degree from New York Surviving are a son, James; a University. Mrs. Turner pursued a brother, Angelo Marano; two career as a physical education and daughters, Dolores Cunningham health teacher, and taught in Mill- and Nancy Barbato, and a grandtown and Garwood before retiring child.
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