Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train Wednesday at the Secaucus Junction rail station that was named in his honor.
As a tribute to his advocacy of mass transit, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a D.C.-bound Amtrak train in Secaucus Wednesday. Lautenberg's family and staff accompanied the senator for his final Amtrak ride to the nation's capital, where he'll be buried on Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. Prior to the Amtrak send-off, Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, the congregation where the senator belonged, eulogized Lautenberg during a ceremony and color guard salute at the Secaucus Junction station's main concourse.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Media personality and psychologist died of natural causes on Monday at her Fort Lee home, according to an AP report.
Famous psychologist, media personality and long-time Fort Lee resident Dr. Joyce Brothers died at the age of 85 on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Brothers died of natural causes at her long-time Fort Lee residence, the wire service reported. For much of her adult life, Brothers resided in Fort Lee with her late husband Milton, who died in 1989. The Columbia-educated psychologist received her big break in 1955 when she became the first woman to win the top prize on game show The $64,000 Question. Three years later, she revolutionized the media advice business with her own television show. Brothers later parlayed her successes by making scores of appearances on popular television shows, and hosted her own syndicated radio and …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dorfman was Hillsdale's municipal judge for more than 20 years.
Bernard Dorfman, the former municipal judge of Hillsdale, died Tuesday. He was 99. Dorfman practiced law for more than 50 years and served as Hillsdale's judge for more than 20 years, according to an obituary posted online. Whe he left the position, he was the oldest judge in the county. Dorfman had also served as a judge in Westwood, Washington Township and Emerson, a councilman in Hillsdale and as the borough attorney of Woodcliff Lake, among other roles. Former Hillsdale Mayor Tim O'Reilly was quoted in the obituary as saying Dorfman "was totally dedicated to his work, seven days a week," and "was always available to talk to a client." In another obituary on NorthJersey.com, Police Chief Chip Stalter, who served as patrolman during …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Westwood resident had battled brain cancer since she was 13 months old.
Tuesday, March 12
Elizabeth Fasciano, the 7-year-old Westwood girl who residents had rallied to support, died Sunday, according to her obituary. Elizabeth was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was 13 months old and underwent numerous treatments during her life. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, grandparents and aunts and uncles. The visitation has been scheduled for 2-5 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River. The funeral mass will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, followed by internment at the Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah. The Fasciano family has asked that donations be made to Camp Sunshine or the Seimei Foundation in Elizabeth's name in lieu of flowers.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Guy Tozzoli was the founder of the World Trade Centers Association and a longtime Westwood resident.
Guy Tozzoli, who founded the World Trade Centers Association and oversaw the construction and operation of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, died in his sleep Saturday, according to an obituary. He was 90. Tozzoli lived in Westwood for 60 years before moving to South Carolina two years ago, his son, Michael, told Patch. He began working for the Port Authority in 1946, taking a break to serve in the Navy from 1950 to 1952. Tozzoli then returned to the Port Authority and was named Director of World Trade in in 1962. It was "Tozzoli’s vision," according to the obituary, which led to the construction of the 110-story Twin Towers. Tozzoli later went on to found the World Trade Centers Association and helped create other world trade centers …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Do worked in a variety of positions for Washington Township for 50 years.
Jacqueline Do, the former CFO, treasurer and financial director of Washington Township, died Wednesday at the age of 83. Do was first hired by the township in 1962, according to her obituary. She started as a part-time secretary for the planning board, later taking on a variety of positions as she continued her education and earned more certifications throughout her career. She retired at the end of October last year. Washington Township Mayor Janet Sobkowicz previously said Do had "a wealth of knowledge" and often provided information to others in the township government. She also attended most council meetings, even bringing an oxygen tank with her toward the end of her career. "She's really worked for her whole life for the community," …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Anna Marie Jackson Spears died February 26 in Round Rock, Texas.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Anna Marie Jackson Spears, a dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on February 26, 2012 in Round Rock, Texas. Anna was born in Hillsdale, New Jersey to Allan Jackson and Anna Caspeele Jackson. She married her childhood friend and sweetheart, Edgar John Spears in Westwood. They were married for 42 years and raised three children in Westwood. Anna served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a postal worker. After an honorable discharge, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service for thirty years in New Jersey. Anna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Charles Jackson, and sister, Natalie Leonesio. She is survived by sister, Regina Ford of New York; and children: Joanne Long and her husband, Kenneth of…
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Procession arrived at noon Sunday for burial ceremony at Fairview Cemetery. Nearly 100 fans shouted 'We love you, Whitney' as hearse turned into the cemetery.
The vigil at Fairview Cemetery began at first light Sunday morning. There were no mourners, just reporters and photographers mingling congenially as they staked out a good spot for their reports back to the network morning shows or a position for the perfect photo of the funeral procession bringing Whitney Houston to the cemetery for her burial. Police officers arrived before daylight, at 6 a.m., to secure every possible corner of the Fairview property, from the Cranford border along Union County College to the south and E. Broad Street to the north. At the western end of the cemetery, Gallows Hill Road was closed to prevent any neighborhood street from messing up any potential route in which the procession of hearses and limos that would …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Thomas Lagatol was named chief of the Westwood Police Department in 1985