Document 70835

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.
two sons. Robert and RodSurviving are her husband of 60
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 &
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
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.
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.
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
27 in Robert Wood Johnson
High School in 1949 and attended
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
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
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
before being drafted into the pretrial intervention office.
Surviving are her husband,
Cwiklinski, 85, Army Air Corps.
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.
at Sandy Hook National
Bom in Bayonne, Mr. Cwiklins- Lt. Col. Lewis later served in
Area parking area.
ki resided in Mountainside since
1962. He was a veteran of the Army awarded the Bronze Star and
Candidate John Paynter
and served during World War II. attended
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.