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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