Cecilia R. Solarek

Manville, NJ – Cecilia R. (nee Koziel) Solarek, entered into eternal life on Saturday, October 13, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Born and raised in Hazelton, PA, daughter of the late Michael and Julia (nee Stefanik) Koziel, she settled in Manville in 1960 and spent the rest of her life there.

Cecilia was a homemaker and truly the matriarch of her family. She worked the night shift at RCA while raising seven young children. She was a parishioner of Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church) in Manville where she belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. She also had a passion for crocheting, reading, baking and trips to New York City. She loved her dog Coco and cats Eddie & Kibbles.

Beside her parents, Cecilia was predeceased by her husband, Edmund T. Solarek, Sr. in 1994. She is survived by seven loving children, Elaine, Edmund, Jr. and his wife Joan, Gerry and his wife Diane, Sharon and her husband Rick, Jeanine, Ann Marie, Chris and his wife Ellen. She will be deeply missed by ten cherished grandchildren: Juliane, David, Robbie, Amy, Danielle, Michael, Rachel, Jacob, Tara and Alyssa and four precious great grandchildren: Dylan, Ashton, Calla and David. Cecilia will also be missed by her brother Richard and his wife Jennie, her sister Gertrude, and her many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 on Tuesday, October 16 from 3-7 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 17 from 8-8:30 a.m.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 17 beginning 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 9:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church) in Manville. Committal words and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cecilia’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.


Francis E. Fiduk Jr.

Francis E. Fiduk, Jr., 62, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 29, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Somerville, NJ the son of the late Theresa and Francis E. Fiduk, Sr.. Mr. Fiduk was a resident of Manville, NJ from 1955 until 2000. He then moved to Hillsborough, NJ where he has been a resident for the past 18 years. Mr. Fiduk was an engineer at Kathabar Dehumidification Systems Inc. in Somerset, NJ for many years. He most recently worked as a master fit coach at Koko FitClub in Hillsborough, NJ. Mr. Fiduk was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. He was a member of the Manville Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council #6573 where he was a 4th Degree Knight and was a past member of the Manville First Aid and Rescue Squad. Mr. Fiduk was very active as a member of a softball league, a golf league and he also enjoyed skiing. He was an avid New York Jets and New York Yankees fan. Mr. Fiduk was an active member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ and was a member of the Church Choir which was very important to him. He was known as the best pizza fritz maker at the Sacred Heart Summer Festival. Mr. Fiduk lived his life to the fullest and was a very giving person who fought the battle against Cancer for the past 11 years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Nancy (nee Caswell) Fiduk with whom he joined hands in marriage on September 29, 1979 , his two sons Francis E. Fiduk III and his wife Danielle of Ruckersville, Virginia and Thomas Fiduk and his longtime girlfriend Milagros of Hillsborough, NJ, his daughter Michele Fiduk of Hillsborough, NJ, his sister Charlotte Snow and her husband John of Manville, NJ and his brother Edward Fiduk and his wife Sue of Hillsborough, NJ. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Caleb Fiduk and Hailey Fiduk and by many nieces and nephews.

The viewing will be on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ.


Barbara Jean Moschak

Barbara Jean Moschak, 70, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia with her loving family by her side. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late Andrew C. Zamorsky and Mary Goldyn. Barbara was retired from the Midland School, where she proudly worked for 30 years as the Administrative Assistant to the Child Study Team. Barbara was known for always having a smile on her face and Elvis Presley on her radio. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her 8 grandchildren. She loved the annual family trips that were taken to Wildwood and Disney World. Barbara will be greatly missed by all. She is survived by many that love her. She was predeceased by her late husband, Chief Michael Moschak Jr. She leaves behind her three daughters and son in laws, Nicole and Craig Jeremiah of Hillsborough, NJ, Nadine and Randy Weaver of Vero Beach, Fl. and Justine and Kyle Freeman of Hillsborough, NJ. She was the best Gami and Boschie to her cherished grandchildren, Connor, Mikayla and Colton Jeremiah, Tyler and Cooper Weaver and Alexander, Jaxson and Layla Freeman. She was the sister of Stanley C. and Deborah Zamorsky of Hillsborough, NJ and Michael Zamorsky of Phillipsburg, NJ. She was an Aunt to many nieces and nephews and a friend to all those that came into her graces. "The ones that Love us never really leave us." Barbara will forever be in our hearts.

The viewing will be on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Thursday, August 9, 2018 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. For additional information please visit our website at www.ketusky.com.


Zbigniew Lampe

Zbigniew Lampe, 67, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Bielso-Biala, Poland the son of the late Kazimierz and Antonina Lampe. Mr. Lampe was a resident of Hillborough, NJ for the past 23 years. He had a Master's Degree in Law from Slaski University in Poland. Mr. Lampe was the owner and operator along with his wife of Lampol Travel LLC in Manville, NJ for the past 25 years. He was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle who will be sadly missed. Mr. Lampe had a great knowledge of history and enjoyed anything to do with history. He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Malgorzata Lampe of Hillsborough, NJ, his brother Pawel Lampe and his wife Anna Lampe of Poland and by his niece Natalia Zieba and her husband Michael Zieba of Poland.

The viewing will be on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Friday June 15, 2018 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Interment will take place in Poland.


Ruth L. Petsko Jakimer

Ruth L. (nee Ferguson) Petsko Jakimer, 94, entered into eternal life on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving daughters and a son-in-law. Born in Kearny, NJ, daughter of the late Harry and Martha (nee Hale) Ferguson, she spent many years in Newark, NJ before settling to Manville in 1966.

Ruth was a homemaker. She was an avid reader and enjoyed shopping, especially on QVC. She was a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church) in Manville and had been a member of their Altar Rosary Society. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary.

Besides her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her 1st husband John Petsko on May 21, 1976 and 2nd husband Henry Jakimer on May 28, 1999; a daughter, Lorraine Smith; two sons, Robert Petsko and John Petsko; two siblings, Harry Ferguson and Martha E. Roche; and two grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by five loving children, Ruth Ann and her husband James McAlinden of Nutley, NJ, Carol Petsko of Nutley, Kathryn and her husband Ray Pobuta of Phillipsburg, NJ, Lois Lukashonak of Easton, PA, and Judy Petsko with whom Ruth lived with in Manville; ten cherished grandchildren; fourteen adored great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 on Wednesday, June 13 from 4-8 p.m. and on Thursday, June 14 from 8-8:30 a.m.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 14 beginning 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 9:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Church) in Manville. Committal words and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to the Arc of Somerset County, 141 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835.


Jozef Slaby

Jozef Slaby, 90, father of Rev. Stanislaw Slaby, Pastor of Christ the Redeemer Parish in Manville NJ passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at home in Zeleznikowa Wielka, southern Poland. Mr. Slaby dedicated his life to his family. He was married for 63 years to Emilia Slaby (Kosciolek) with whom he had ten children, Tadeusz, Jozef (Rev, Bishop of Prelature of Esquel, Argentina-Patagonia), Julian, Wojciech, Andrzej, Mieczyslaw, Maciej C.Ss.R. (Director of Colegio Nuestra Señora de Lourdes y Colegio San Alfonso in Quilmes-Buenos Aires, Argentina), Wladyslaw, Krystyna and Stanislaw C.Ss.R. (Pastor of Christ the Redeemer Parish Manville, NJ). All his life he worked on his farm. Additionally, in order to provide for his family he worked a full time job in the maintenance department of Borough of Nawojowa, Poland. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family.. Mr. Slaby was a member of St. Michael the Archangel in Zeleznikowa Wielka. He is survived by his wife, his nine sons and one daughter. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and by four great-grandchildren.

The funeral Mass will take place on Friday, May 25 at noon at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Zeleznikowa Wielka, Poland followed by the Rite of Committal at the parish cemetery.


Mark James Bohar

Mark James Bohar, 56, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ with loving family by his side. Born in Somerville, NJ, son of Richard C. and Patricia (Verbosky) Bohar, Mark spent his first five years in Manville and then resided many years in North Brunswick, NJ then resided in Somerset, NJ before settling back to Manville in 2010. While living in North Brunswick he attended their schools.

Mark had a love of automobiles and enjoyed working on them. Mark was employed as an auto body mechanic for over the last ten years at New Brunswick Auto Body in New Brunswick, NJ. He was a tremendous animal lover, especially to his canine friend, Caesar.

Mark was predeceased by his brother Richard K. Bohar on March 8, 2014; his paternal grandparents, Peter and Helen Bohar; maternal grandparents, Louis Verboczski and Jean Kawalchick; and his maternal great grandmother, Valeria Kulaszewski.

Besides his parents, Mark is survived by his loving daughter, Karen Gill of Keansburg, NJ and her mother, Barbara Gill. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral liturgy at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church), 98 South 2nd Avenue, Manville, NJ 08835 on Friday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m. Committal words and interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mark’s name to the Carrier Foundation, 252 County Road 601, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 or a mental disabilities charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835.


Pauline G. Vantaggi

Pauline G. Vantaggi, 90, died Monday, April 23, 2018 at Foot Hill Acres in Hillsborough. Pauline was born in Scranton, PA to the late Andrew and Margaret Auriemma. Pauline is formerly of Somerville and lived most of her life in Manville before moving to Hillsborough. She was a bookkeeper and office manager for Universal Business Systems in Branchburg. Pauline was a Life Member of Manville Rescue Squad Woman’s Auxiliary, WOTM with the Bound Brook Moose Lodge, and Order of Eastern Star Roots 12. She was also a member of the Manville Seniors, Somerset Hunterdon Woman’s Bowling Association where she was on the board of directors, and the Manville Borough Council. Pauline was also past president of the Manville Board of Health, serving 8 years, and served on the Planning Board, Finance Committee and Recreation of Manville.

She is predeceased by her husband, Edward Vantaggi, son, John C. Vantaggi, and brother, Louis Auriemma.

Pauline is survived by her son, Edward Vantaggi, grandchildren, Edward Vantaggi, John Vantaggi, Patrick Vantaggi, Mathew Vantaggi, Tracie Vantaggi and Natasha Tyler, eight great-grand children and sister, Catherine Stemphoski.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4PM & 7-9PM on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 8 AM on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the funeral home followed by a 9 AM Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum.


Joseph J. Forbes

Joseph J. Forbes, 77, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at home. He was born in Coal Township, Pennsylvania the son of the late Jerome and Irene Forbes. Mr. Forbes was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 50 years. He served his Country Honorably in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War on the destroyer USS Robert K. Huntington. Mr. Forbes worked in the maintenance department of the M. A. Hanna Corporation in Somerset, NJ for many years before retiring. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Forbes was a member of the Manville Quarterback Club and coached softball for both Manville and Raritan. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Forbes was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife Doris Forbes in 2014. He is survived by his son Kevin J. Forbes and his wife Cheryl of Hillsborough, NJ and by his daughter Valerie Vincent and her husband Scott of Middlesex, NJ and by a sister Cheryl Marciniak and her husband Bob of Trevorton, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Eddie and his wife Jordan, Dylan, Samantha and Dominick and by his greatgranddaughter Charlotte.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Ketusky Funeral Home. The Funeral will be on Saturday, February 10, 2018 with a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Manville, NJ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to: Manville First Aid and Rescue Squad, 2 South 3rd Ave., Manville, NJ 08835.


Mary M. Skirkanish

Mary M. Skirkanish, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at home with her caring and devoted family by her side. She was born in William Penn, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Mary and George Mohnacky I. Mrs. Skirkanish was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 60 years. She worked for Somerset County at the Somerset County Library in Bridgewater, NJ for many years before retiring. Mrs. Skirkanish was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed cooking homemade family meals and was known for her pierogi and her stuffed cabbage. Mrs. Skirkanish was also an avid baker and baked for the St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church Bingo for 30 years. She was a very caring person who volunteered with the Meals on Wheels Program of Somerset County. Mrs. Skirkanish was also active with the Manville/Bridgewater Senior Center. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough, NJ as well as the St. Mary's Holy Name Society. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard Skirkanish, Sr. in 2013. She was also predeceased by her two brothers George Mohnacky and Michael Mohnacky and by her sister Anna Siebert. She is survived by her five loving sons Leonard Skirkanish and his wife Cynthia of Manville, NJ, Ronald G. Skirkanish and his wife Gale of Manville, NJ, Gary M. Skirkanish of Manville, NJ, Kenneth M. Skirkanish of Manville, NJ and Jeffrey E. Skirkanish of Manville, NJ and by her cherished grandson Ronald Skirkanish, Jr.. She is also survived by a nephew Robert Seibert and by a great-nephew George Mohnacky IV.

The viewing will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 4 to 8 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Parastas Service will take place at 6:30 PM during the viewing. The Funeral will be on Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough, NJ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. For additional information please visit our website at www.ketusky.com.


Maria Scotto DiCarlo

Maria Scotto DiCarlo, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Naples, Italy the daughter of the late Francesco and Anna D'Abbusco. Mrs. DiCarlo was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 28 years. She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. DiCarlo was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a great cook who enjoyed making home cooked meals for her family. She was loved by all who knew her and she will be sadly missed. Mrs. DiCarlo was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. She was predeceased by her husband Gennaro DiCarlo and by a son Salvatore DiCarlo. She is also predeceased by three brothers Vincenzo D'Abbusco, Jiacobbe D'Abbusco and Daniele D'Abbusco and by two sisters Antoniette D'Abbusco and Lucia D'Abbusco. She is survived by her son Giuseppe DiCarlo of Manville,. NJ and by her three daughters Adele Scotti and husband Aniello of Manville, NJ, Anna DiTunnariello and husband Ciro of East Brunswick, NJ and Nunzia DiTunnariello and husband Jerry of Hillsborough, NJ and by two sisters Teresa D'Abbusco of Italy and Raffaella D'Abbusco of Italy. She is also survived by her 12 cherished grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The viewing will be on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5 to 9 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. For additional information please visit our website at www.ketusky.com.


Dorothy Granahan

Dorothy Granahan, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late John and Mary Hrab. Mrs. Granahan was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 60 years. She worked at Reckitt Benckiser in Hillsborough, NJ for 25 years before retiring. Mrs. Granahan was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Manville Senior Citizens Organization, the Perry Mason Club and was an avid New York Yankees fan. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Mrs. Granahan was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. She was predeceased by her husband John T. Granahan in 1987, by one brother George Hrab and by six sisters Marie Jenosky, Catherine Zurla, Julie Matchko, Ann Mitchell, Helen Burke and Margaret Pronovich. She is survived by her two daughters Donna Bruun and her husband Daniel of Newtown, Pennsylvania and Denise Salvatore of Montgomery Township, NJ and by her one son John Granahan of Hillsborough, NJ. She is also survived by her three grandchildren Rachael Cohen and her husband Ross, Russell John Salvatore and Christopher Joseph Salvatore.

The visitation will be on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Monday, December 11, 2017 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 211 Louis Street, Manville, NJ 08835. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery Mausoleum in Bridgewater, NJ. Donations may be made in her memory to: Manville First Aid and Rescue Squad, 2 South 3rd Ave., Manville, NJ 08835. For additional information please visit our website at www.ketusky.com.


Theresa "Skip" Picciano

Theresa "Skip" Picciano, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Somerset in Somerville, NJ with her loving family by her side. She was born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late George and Viola Klein. Mrs. Picciano was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 60 years. She was a Quality Assurance Inspector for the Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation in Raritan, NJ for 25 years before retiring. Mrs. Picciano was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cherished spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Picciano loved traveling and taking trips to the beach. She also enjoyed dancing and reading. Mrs. Picciano was very active with the Manville Senior Citizens Organization. She was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. She is predeceased by one brother Joe Klein and by five sisters Kathryn Hoffman, Dorothy Haley, Marie Matz, Jean Hay and Joan McGonigle. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Francis "Buck" Picciano of Manville, NJ, her two dear daughters Marie Scott and Wayne Denkins of Atco, NJ and Linda Crowell and her husband Bill of Green Brook, NJ. She is also survived by her five cherished grandchildren Kevin Scott and his wife Beth, Brian Scott and his wife Gayle, Cheryl Scott, Gina Crowell and Jessie Crowell and by her six great-grandchildren Samantha, Ben, Emily, Laney, Noah and Katie.

The Funeral will be on Saturday, December 9, 2017 with a 9:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ketusky Funeral Home. Entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to : St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or 800-805-5856 or St. Jude.org.


Loretta D. Witt

Loretta D. Witt, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at home with her family by her side. She was born in Trenton, NJ the daughter of the late Frank and Lillian Drinda. Mrs. Witt was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 44 years. She worked for Reckitt Benckiser in Hillsborough, NJ for 23 years before retiring. Mrs. Witt was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great- grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was very dedicated to her Church where she worked making pierogies and volunteered for various Church functions over the years. Mrs. Witt was also a volunteer for the Red Cross where she enjoyed helping people especially in their time of need. Mrs. Witt also enjoyed cross stitching as a hobby. She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. She was predeceased by a sister Eileen Warga. She is survived by her husband of 58 years John J. Witt of Manville, NJ, her four daughters Melissa Crofcheck and her husband Gary of Manville, NJ, Kathleen Esquibel and her husband Adolfo of Chandler, Arizona, Jill Witt and her husband Joe Yadvish of Raritan, NJ and Eileen Silva and her husband Anthony of Bridgewater, NJ, her three sons Kevin Witt of Manville, NJ, Eric Witt of Middlesex, NJ and John Witt of Manville, NJ and by a sister Cecilia Yocum of Pittstown, NJ. She is also survived by six grandchildren Valerie, Neil, Christina, Timothy, Ted and Henry and by one greatgrandchild Carleigh.

The viewing will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in her memory to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by calling 1-800-822-6344 or www.stjude.org or to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org. For additional information please visit our website at www.ketusky.com.


Anna Kurzawa

Manville- Anna Kurzawa, 91, died peacefully on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough. Born in Poland, Anna was a refugee and traveled all over the world until 1970 where she found a place to call home in Manville. A self -taught seamstress, Anna started at a young age by making clothes for her dolls and then eventually started making very elegant clothes for Vogue patterns for the Vogue models. Anna enjoyed water and oil painting. She is predeceased by her husband, Boleslaw Kurzawa who died in 1994. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her beloved daughters, Theresa Kurzawa- Kaehlert of Green Brook and Elizabeth Kurzawa of Somerville.

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 PM on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 8AM at the funeral home on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the funeral home followed by a 9AM Mass at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough.


Jean M. Farneski

Jean M. Farneski, 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Morristown, NJ the daughter of the late Michael and Emma Ferrante of Bernardsville, NJ. Mrs. Farneski was a resident of Manville, NJ for 43 years before moving to Bridgewater, NJ in 2003. She owned and operated her own costume and novelty business,Trifles and Treasures, for nearly 40 years with locations in, Bernardsville, Roselle Park and Somerville. Mrs. Farneski was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who was fiercely loyal to, and proud of, her family. She traveled through Europe, South and Central America with her family, and often throughout Alaska to visit her son, Robert Jr. Mrs. Farneski was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church ( Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. She was predeceased by her husband Robert B. Farneski in 2014. One of nine children, she was predeceased by her sisters Shirley Bulaskas and Joyce Cusic, of Margate, Florida. She is survived by her two daughters Anna Farneski and her partner Jennifer Haby of Branchburg, NJ and Helen Farneski-Seiwell and her husband Patrick of Hillsborough, NJ, by her son Robert Farneski, Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska, by her sisters Anna Budesheim and her husband George of Malta, NY, Linda Pavao and her husband Al of Warren, NJ, by her brothers Michael Ferrante of Bernardsville, NJ, Alfonse Ferrante of Bernardsville, NJ, Anthony Ferrante and his wife Cheryl of Bernardsville, NJ and by Julio Ferrante and his wife June of Phillipsburg, NJ and by a sister-in-law Arlene Spohrer and her husband George of Manchester, NJ. She is also survived by her two cherished grandchildren Patrick Seiwell, Jr. and Emma Jean Seiwell.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. Services were private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065 or https://giving.mskcc.org/ or to: The Lustgarten Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797 or https://www.lustgarten.org/donate.


Danuta Salamon

Bound Brook- Danuta Salamon, 67, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at R.W.J.U.H. in New Brunswick. Born in Poland, Danuta was one of 8 children. She came to the United States and lived in Manville before settling in Bound Brook in 1981. Danuta was a homemaker. She is predeceased by her father, Jozef Ciba; husband, Henryk Salamon in 2015 and son, Robert Salamon in 2006. She is survived by her beloved children, Eva Salamon of Bound Brook, Adam Salamon and wife, Amy of Middlesex, Tomek J. Salamon of Bound Brook; granddaughter, Avery; and her mother Helena Ciba who lives in Poland.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 8 AM on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the funeral home followed by a 9 AM Mass at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Church) in Manville. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. 


Jerome T. Koshinski, Sr.

Jerome T. Koshinski, Sr., 85, entered into eternal life on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Hunterdon Care Center in Flemington, NJ.  Born in Scranton, PA, son of the late Frank G. and Francis (Galka) Koshinski, he was raised in Scranton, PA before settling to Manville.

Jerome faithfully served his country with the United States Air Force as an Airman Basic during the Korean War.  He retired from Union Carbide in Bound Brook, NJ as a still operator, after forty-one years of dedicated employment.  He was a member of the Thomas J. Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290 in Manville and the Polish Falcons Camp in Hillsborough, NJ.  Jerome was an avid baseball fan who enjoyed rooting for the New York Yankees, and during football season he rooted for the New York Giants.  He enjoyed listening to his police scanner, in his free time. 

Besides his parents, Jerome was predeceased by his beloved wife, Teresa (Teska) Koshinski in 2006; Brother, Robert Koshinsky; Sister, Monica Carman; and Granddaughter, Tara Marie Koshinski. 

Jerome is survived by five loving children, Jerome T. Koshinski, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Nazareth, PA, Francis A. Koshinski of Raritan, NJ, Irene Hudson of Raritan, Daniel M. Koshinski, Sr. and his wife Mary of Allentown, PA and Walter F. Koshinski and his wife Eva of Lebanon Township, NJ.  He will be deeply missed by eight cherished grandchildren, Aaron, Thomas and Brian Koshinski, Tony Lee and Kalynn Hudson, Daniel M. Koshinski, Jr., Brianna and Colby Koshinski; and three adored great grandchildren, Steven and Chase Leoncini, and Jaden Koshinski.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Friday, October 27 at Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, October 28 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Funeral services will begin on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 9:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church) in Manville.  Committal words and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jerome’s name to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PO Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352.  



Celeste A. Mascola

Celeste A. Mascola, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Somerset in Somerville, NJ with her loving family by her side. She was born in Somerville, NJ the daughter of Celestine Long and the late Donald Long. Celeste was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 25 years. She was a claims adjuster for Progressive Insurance in South Plainfield, NJ. Celeste was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. She was predeceased by her father Donald Long. She is survived by her husband of 24 years Chester M. Mascola of Manville, NJ, her four sons Kevin Mascola of Nova Scotia, Canada, William Westlake and his wife Susan of Hillsborough, NJ, Thomas Westlake and his wife Jennifer of South Bound Brook, NJ and Michael Mascola of Manville, NJ, by her one daughter Michelle Kassick of Manville, NJ, by her mother Celestine Long of Hopewell, NJ, by her brother Joseph Long and his wife Rebecca of Arkansas and by her four sisters Lori Vinson of Ewing, NJ, Maureen Hoppe of Ewing, NJ, Barbara Stradling and her husband Jack of Ewing, NJ and Linda Kronemeyer of Medford, NJ. She is also survived by her eight cherished grandchildren Emily, Mason, Tiffany, T.J., Joey, Logan, Jordan and Michael.

The viewing will be on Sunday July 9, 2017 from 2 to 5 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Monday, July 10, 2017 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. Interment will be private.


Joseph (Joe) R. Melusky

Joseph (Joe) R. Melusky, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital at Somerset in Somerville, NJ with his loving family by his side. He was born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania the son of the late Joseph and Anna Melusky. Mr. Melusky was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 65 years. He served his Country Honorably in the United States Navy. Mr. Melusky worked as a foreman machinist for the Johns-Manville Corporation in Manville, NJ for 35 plus years. He was also a member and past President of the Johns-Manville Quarter Century Club. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. . He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post #304 in Manville, NJ, the Thomas J. Kavanaugh V.F.W. Post #2290 in Manville, NJ, the Manville-Hillsborough Elks #2119 in Hillsborough, NJ, the Bound Brook Moose Lodge 998 in Bound Brook, NJ and a longtime Board Member of the Manville Area Federal Credit Union. Mr. Melusky was an avid gardener. He also was a fan of Classic Westerns and enjoyed going to Polka Weekends in the Catskills with his wife for many years. Mr. Melusky was a New York Giants and Penn State football fan. He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife Anastasia Melusky in 2012. He is survived by his son Robert Melusky of Manville, NJ, his three daughters Patricia Kocay and her husband Jonathan of Bridgewater, NJ, Diane Carbaugh and her husband David of Biglerville, PA. and JoAnn Melusky and her fiancée Tom Wyckoff of Allentown, NJ and by his granddaughter Beth Rhatigan and her husband Rob. He is also survived by a niece Roseann Gawason and her husband Kevin and by two great nephews Jack and Travis.

The viewing will be on Thursday June 29, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Friday June 30, 2017 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to: American Legion Post #304, 429 South Main Street, Manville, NJ or to: Thomas J. Kavanaugh V.F.W. Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave. Manville, NJ 08835.


Katheren T. Tomasko

Katheren T. Tomasko, 95 passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Bound Brook, NJ the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Vadimsky. Mrs. Tomasko was a resident of Manville NJ since 1954. She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tomasko enjoyed baking, playing cards, reading, crocheting and gardening. She also enjoyed exercising such as walking, swimming and bicycling. Mrs. Tomasko was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) In Manville, NJ. She is predeceased by two brothers and by five sisters. She is survived by her husband of 68 years John J. Tomasko of Manville, NJ, her two daughters JoAnne Totten and husband Bruce of Flemington, NJ and Barbara DeGrose and her husband Sam of Wayne, NJ and by a brother George Vadiniski of Bound Brook, NJ. She is also survived by her four grandchildren Brian Wilpon and his wife Daina, Danielle Ostroski and her husband Adam, Caitlin DeGrose and Sam DeGrose and by her three great-grandchildren Guiliana Wilpon, Madelyn Ostroski and Lincoln Ostroski.

The viewing will be on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. Donations may be made in her memory to: Susan G. Komen, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 or online at ww5.komen.org.


Peter L. Viola

Peter L. Viola, 88 passed a way peacefully at RWJ Medical Center at Somerset in Somerville, NJ. He was born in Raritan, NJ the son of the late Pasquale and Italia Viola. Mr. Viola was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 65 years. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1947 and had attended both Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickenson Universities. Mr. Viola was married at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on November 11, 1957 to his wife of over 65 years Frances (Kisaday) .He was a longtime employee of American Cyanamid/Cytec Industries before retiring in 1990. Mr. Viola was also a member of the American Cyanamid 25 year club. He was a founding member and former leading Knight of the Manville-Hillsborough Elks #2119. Mr. Viola was also active with the Elks youth baseball team. He was an avid gardener and could often be seen mowing his lawn, pruning his shrubs and tending his garden, sharing his harvest with family, neighbors and friends. He was also an avid car enthusiast. Mr. Viola was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. He was predeceased by two brothers Joseph Viola and James Viola and by one sister Josephine Andreotta. He is survived by his wife Frances K. Viola of Manville, NJ, by his two sons Dr. Barry Viola of Manville, NJ and Jeffrey Viola and his wife Bonnie of Manalapan, NJ and by his cherished granddaughter Adrienne. He is also survived by a brother Walter Viola and by a sister Maryann (Viola).

The visitation will be on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery Mausoleum in Bridgewater, NJ.


Adela Demianiuk

Adela Demianiuk, 92, entered peacefully into eternal life at her home in Manville on May 6, 2017. Born in Karczmiska, Pulawy Lubelska, Poland on January 9, 1925, she is the daughter of the late Antonina and Konstanty Pilat. During WWII she was made to work in a forced labor camp until her liberation by American Armed Forces. She continued to reside in Kitlingen, a DP camp in Germany, from 1945-1949, where her son Bogdan was born. Unable to immigrate to the US, the family obtained passage to Brazil, where they had to work in the interior for one year with indigenous people as repayment for the trip.

She moved to Sao Paulo, where her daughter Helena was born, and was finally able to immigrate to Manville in 1960. Adela was always a warm hearted person that never turned anyone away from her door without an invitation to a hardy meal; she could always make something from nothing. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, and tending to her garden. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville and a member of the Rosary Society, where she spent many a day making pierogies and socializing. Besides being a homemaker, to offset living costs, she worked as a house keeper for many years.

Adela was predeceased by her beloved husband Dmytro Demianiuk in 2010 and two brothers and a sister; she leaves behind her loving children Bogdan and Helena. She will be deeply missed by cherished grandsons Kevin Coughlin and Michael Demianiuk, his wife Anne, and great grandchildren Sabine and Natasha. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in Poland and Australia.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 on Wednesday, May 10 from 2:00pm to 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and on Thursday, May 11 from 7:45a.m. to 8:30a.m.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 11 beginning 8:30am at the funeral home followed by a 9:00am funeral liturgy at Christ the Redeemer Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville. In lieu of flowers, donations to with hospice specification Visiting Nurses Association Health Group Attn: Foundation Office 176 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701-9978 or via www.vnagh.org.

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John Butrymowicz

John Butrymowicz, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital at Somerset in Somerville, NJ with his loving family by his side. He was born in Shenandoah, PA; the son of the late Peter and Mary Butrymowicz. John was a resident of Manville, NJ since 1951. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during WWII. John worked at Mack Trucks in Bridgewater, NJ for 34 years before retiring. John was blessed to live to 90 years old. First and foremost, he loved his family. He told his daughters often that the best thing that he ever did was to marry their mother. John and his wife gave their girls great guidance on how to become successful women. He enjoyed many family vacations and gatherings. John loved baseball, the Phillies and the Yankees were his favorites. He loved thoroughbred horse racing, especially Father's Day at Monmouth Park and watching the Kentucky Derby. Wherever your destination, John knew how to get you there. He was thoughtful, generous and kind and will be greatly missed. John was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Butrymowicz in 2014 and by five brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his five daughters Terry Leyland of Somerset, NJ, Barbara Levant of Chicago, Il, Donna Groben and her husband Scott of Hamilton, NJ, Margie Baumgartner and her husband Jim of High Bridge, NJ and Jackie Marchisin and her husband Ron of Tobyhanna, PA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

The viewing will be on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The funeral will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will follow at Neshanic Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. For additional information please visit our website at www.ketusky.com.

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Marilyn K. Trilone

Marilyn K. Trilone, 78 , passed away peaceful on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Vera and Joseph T. Kelly, Atty. Mrs.Trilone was a resident of Manville, NJ for the past 49 years and was formerly of Archibald, PA. She had a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Mrs. Trilone was a pre-school teacher at Christ the King School in Manville, NJ before retiring. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed. Mrs. Trilone loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish) in Manville, NJ. Mrs. Trilone was very active with her Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Altar Rosary Society and had worked Bingo for 25 years. She was also a member of the Manville Senior Citizens Organization. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Nicholas Trilone of Manville, NJ, her 3 daughters Kelly Harabin and her husband Dave of Manville, NJ, Donna Freuler of Manville, NJ and Joni Cerbone and her husband Edward of Belle Mead, NJ, by a son Stephen Trilone of Manville, NJ, by a sister JoAnne Ratchford of Scranton, PA., by a brother Joseph T. Kelly of Scranton, PA. and by 2 sister-in-laws Mary Balawender and her husband Lawrence of Manville, NJ and Margaret Hummer of Leighton, PA. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren Megan, Allison and Tyler Harabin, Shane Freuler, Bethany and Nicholas Trilone and Kaylee and Miles Cerbone and by several nieces and nephews.

The viewing will be on Sunday April 23, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Blvd., Manville, NJ. The Funeral will be on Monday April 24, 2017 8:00 AM from the Ketusky Funeral Home followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Manville, NJ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to: Special Olympics New Jersey, 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or to: Missionary Servants of The Most Blessed Trinity, 3501 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA.. 19136. For additional information please visit our website at www.ketusky.com.

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Izabela Klimek

Izabela Klimek, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at R.W.J.U.H in New Brunswick. Born in Lublin, Poland, Izabela lived in Manville the past 32 years. She is predeceased by her husband, Eugeniusz Klimek who died in 2005. She is survived by her son, Edmund Klimek and wife, Dorota of Poland; daughter, Anita Mente of Hillsborough; grandchildren, Christian Mente and Jakub Klimek as well as a niece, Monique Boniewski.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 8 am at the funeral home on Saturday, April 1, 2017 followed by a 9 am Mass at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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CONTACT INFO

  • Parish Office
    98 South 2nd Ave., Manville, NJ
    Manville, NJ
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    1096 Millstone River Rd.
    Hillsborough Township, NJ
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  • cemetery@ctrmanville.com

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