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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
In Memoriam: Recent Central Jersey Obituaries

In Memoriam: Recent Central Jersey Obituaries

Recent obituaries from central New Jersey.
Former Menswear Buyer, Kalman Lurinsky, Dies at 96

Former Menswear Buyer, Kalman Lurinsky, Dies at 96

Lurinsky lived in Cranford from 1956 to 2006.
CHS Hockey Program Creator, George F. Slocum, Dies at 67

CHS Hockey Program Creator, George F. Slocum, Dies at 67

A Cranford ice hockey scholarship was created in his name in 1996.
In Memoriam: Recent Central Jersey Obituaries

In Memoriam: Recent Central Jersey Obituaries

Recent obituaries from central New Jersey.
Cranford WWII Veteran, Thomas Madonia, Dies at 88

Cranford WWII Veteran, Thomas Madonia, Dies at 88

Madonia worked as an engineer for Westinghouse and Phillips for 34 years.
Calvary Church Member, Marie (Toma) Patti, Dies at 91

Calvary Church Member, Marie (Toma) Patti, Dies at 91

Patti lived in Cranford since 2005.
Francis T. Burke Jr. Dies at 64; '67 Cranford HS Graduate

Francis T. Burke Jr. Dies at 64; '67 Cranford HS Graduate

Burke was born and raised in Cranford.
Union County Diner Owner, Gus Katsikis, Dies at 103

Union County Diner Owner, Gus Katsikis, Dies at 103

Katsikis started in the diner business as counter help in New York City.
Longtime Cranford Resident, Robert Jess Neufeld, Dies at 77

Longtime Cranford Resident, Robert Jess Neufeld, Dies at 77

Neufeld lived in Cranford for the past 70 years.
Best-Selling Author, Cranford Resident Lawrence D. Chilnick Dies

Best-Selling Author, Cranford Resident Lawrence D. Chilnick Dies

Chilnick most recently lived in Cranford, according to his daughter.
WWII Veteran Joseph Kochera of Cranford Dies

WWII Veteran Joseph Kochera of Cranford Dies

Kochera lived in Cranford for more than 50 years.
Kathleen Ciaccio, 64, of Cranford, Worked for the County Medical Examiner

Kathleen Ciaccio, 64, of Cranford, Worked for the County Medical Examiner

Here is a roundup of recent obituaries in Union County.
Former Cranford Fire Captain, Edward E. Reade, Dies at 93

Former Cranford Fire Captain, Edward E. Reade, Dies at 93

Reade served in the Army Corps of Engineers in World War II.
Longtime Star-Ledger Employee Donald Devine Waters, of Cranford, Dies at 82

Longtime Star-Ledger Employee Donald Devine Waters, of Cranford, Dies at 82

Here is a roundup of recent obituaries in Union County.
Cranford Seamstress, Mary LaRocco, Dies at 95

Cranford Seamstress, Mary LaRocco, Dies at 95

LaRocco was born in Rahway and later moved to Cranford.
Dr. Geraldine M. Banda, a Cranford Chiropractor, Died on Nov. 22

Dr. Geraldine M. Banda, a Cranford Chiropractor, Died on Nov. 22

Recent obituaries in Union County.
Friends Remember Cranford High Grad as Funny, Kind

Friends Remember Cranford High Grad as Funny, Kind

Former classmates and friends of Bennett Francis Strong, 19, remembered him on Twitter and with a candlelight vigil.
CHS Graduate, Bennett Francis Strong, Dies at 19

CHS Graduate, Bennett Francis Strong, Dies at 19

The 19-year-old was a 2012 graduate of Cranford High School.
Longtime Cranford Resident Bertha Turon Krak Passes Away

Longtime Cranford Resident Bertha Turon Krak Passes Away

Krak lived in Cranford since 1950.