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Page 10 Thursday, December 16, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK

– Obituaries – Ida C. Berenson, 93, Former Teacher; CoOwned Liquor Store in Westfield

Ida C. Berenson, 93, of Westfield died on Thursday, December 9, at home.

Born in Elizabeth, she lived in Westfield for many years.

Mrs. Berenson had been an elementary school teacher in the Elizabeth public school system from 1928 to 1942.

From 1943 through 1968, Mrs. Berensonand herlatehusband,Jacob Berenson, had owned Liquor Spirits in Westfield.

She graduated from the Newark Normal School.

She was a member of the Hadassah and the Temple EmanuEl of Westfield Sisterhood.

Surviving are a son, Robert B. Berenson; a daughter, Jane K. Kessler; a brother, Saul Coplin; five grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Friday, December 10, in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Woodbridge.

Arrangements were handled by the Dooley ColonialHome,556Westfield Avenue in Westfield.

December 16, 1999

Margaret Grauff, 81

Margaret Grauff, 81, of Athol, Mass., died on Thursday, November 4, in The Highlands in Sitchburg, Mass.

Born in Quebec, Canada, she had lived in Athol and Scotch Plains before returning to Athol 25 years ago.

She was a graduate of the Newark Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Newark.

Mrs. Grauff had been a registered nurse at School One in Scotch Plains for many years before retiring.

Surviving aretwodaughters,Helen Watts and Margaret Roberts; two brothers, Bruce Boccardy and Joseph Boccardy; asister,GraceRoach, and four grandchildren.

Serviceswere arrangedbytheWitty Funeral Home in Orange, Mass.

December 16, 1999

Jean Guglielmi, 89

Jean Guglielmi, 89, of Westfield died on Thursday, December 9, in Rahway Hospital.

Born in Pietra Cupa, Italy, she lived in Westfield since 1936.

Mrs. Guglielmi had been a seamstress with Hilton Clothiers in Linden for 20 years before retiring in 1981.

Surviving are a son, Joseph Guglielmi; four daughters, Julie Meikle, Jean Diskin, Antoinette Reinhardt and Tillie Weinzierl; two sisters, Rina Guglielmi and America Cuseo; 21 grandchildren, and 15 greatgrandchildren.

A Mass was offered on Monday, December 13, at the Holy Trinity Roman CatholicChurchinWestfield, followingthe funeralfromtheDooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.

December 16, 1999

John H. Bruckner, 69

John Henry Bruckner, 69, of Westfield died on Wednesday, December 1, at home.

Born in New York City, he moved to Westfield 35 years ago.

Mr. Bruckner had been a custodian with Union County College in Cranford for 20 years before retiring in 1998.

He served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Bruckner was a member of Martin Wallberg Post No. 3, American Legion of Westfield.

Survivingare hiswife,JudithEgan Bruckner; a son, John Joseph Bruckner of Menlo Park, Calif. and a daughter, Jacqueline Bruckner Heath of Cranford.

A private memorial Mass was held on Monday, December 6, at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Garwood.

Arrangements werehandledbythe Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield.

December 16, 1999

Consuelo D. Diaz, 93

Consuelo D. Diaz, 93, of Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Ind. died on Saturday, December 11, at home.

Born on December 15, 1905 in Utado, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Jesse and Josefa Ines Quintana Buterbaugh. She had lived in Westfield before moving to Kosciusko County in 1995.

Surviving areherhusband,Rogelio V. Diaz, whom she married on October 15, 1932; three daughters, Mine Lozier of Warsaw and Ida Diaz and Jeanette Stagaard, both of Westfield; two sons, Roger Diaz and John Diaz, alsoofWestfield; asister,IdaUrsulich of Virginia; 15 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of the McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw.

December 16, 1999

William Brower, 69, Professor Emeritus; Taught Mathematics at NJIT for 32 Years

William Daniel Brower, 69, of Lakewood died on Saturday, December 11, in the Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood.

Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Westfield for many years before relocating to the Lions Head Woods section of Lakewood seven years ago.

Mr. Brower was a professor emeritus of mathematics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. He had taught there for 32 years before retiring in 1991.

He graduated from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City with a Bachelor of Science Degree and received a master’s degree in science from Columbia University in New York City.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Brower was associated with Alpha Phi Omega at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Phi Delta Kappa at Columbia University.

He was an usher and Eucharistic Minister with the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

Surviving are his wife, Anne Brower; a daughter, Barbara J. Helm, and two sons, Mark T. Brower and Stephen T. Brower.

A Mass was offered yesterday, Wednesday, December 15, in St. Mary of the Lake Church in Lakewood.

The funeral was from the D’Elia Funeral Home in Lakewood.

December 16, 1999

William J. Kennelly, 65, Was Teacher And Guidance Counselor in Belleville

William J. Kennelly, 65, of Nutley died on Thursday, December 9, in the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Bellevillefor30 yearsandinWestfield for 21 years before moving to Nutley.

Mr. Kennelly was a teacher and guidance counselor with the Bellevilleschool systemfor35years.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and history from Seton Hall University in South Orange in 1957 and later received a Master of Arts Degree in education from the same school.

He was a member of the New Jersey Education Association, (NJEA) the Belleville Education Association (BEA) and the National Education Association.

Mr. Kennelly was a negotiator for the NJEA and President and Chief Negotiator for the BEA for many years.

He was a member of the Essex County Teachers Association, the Knights of Columbus in Belleville andtheMt. CarmelChurchinNutley.

He was a volunteer with the North Jersey Blood Bank in East Orange.

Hewas predeceasedbyhisbrother, John Kennelly, earlier this year.

Surviving are three daughters, Suzanne M. Santangelo, Kathleen Kennelly and Kara Kennelly, all of Basking Ridge;threebrothers,James Kennelly of Rockville, Md. and Bernard Kennelly and Francis Kennelly,

both of Coquille, Ore., and three grandchildren.

A liturgy of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, December 14, in St. James Roman Catholic Church in Basking Ridge.

Arrangements were handled by the Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, Inc. in Basking Ridge.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tomorrow’s Children Fund, HackensackUniversityMedicalCenter, Hackensack, 07602.

December 16, 1999

Mattie Mayo, 84, Retired Housekeeper; GreatGreat Grandmother of Two

Mattie P. Mayo, 84, died on Tuesday, December 7, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in Greenville, N. C., she lived in Westfield for several years.

Mrs.Mayo hadbeenahousekeeper before her retirement in 1976.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Mayo, Sr., in August; a son, David Charles Mayo, and a daughter, Della M. Burton.

Survivingare threesons,JoeMayo, Jr. of Houston, Tex., John D. Mayo

of Elizabeth and Robert Hall of New Brunswick; two daughters, Johanna Smith of Westfield and Mattie R. Clemons of Union; 15 grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, December 11, at the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery in Linden.

December 16, 1999

Dr. Margaret Ball, 45, Psychologist; Westfield High School Valedictorian

Dr. Margaret M. Ball, 45, of Knoxville, Tenn., died on Saturday, December 11, at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Born in Plainfield, she was raised in Westfield and lived the last 18

years in Knoxville. She was a clinical psychologist at the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in Knoxville.

Dr. Ball was the Valedictorian of the Westfield High School Class of 1972.

She graduated in 1976 from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.

She earned a Doctoral Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1985.

Surviving areherhusband,Stephen Ball; her parents, Angelo and Mary Del Monaco of Westfield, and a brother, John Del Monaco of Kearny.

Services were held yesterday, Wednesday, December 15, in the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial and interment will be held in Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Special School Fund, All Saints Catholic Church,620 NorthCedarBluffRoad, Knoxville, Tenn., 37923.

December 16, 1999

Martha Lee McGill, 67, Was Teacher; Athlete and Member of Local Clubs

MarthaLee McGill,67,ofCranford died on Sunday, December 12, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in Baltimore, she had lived in Red Bank,Heidelberg,Germany,and Chicago before moving to Westfield 28 years ago. She relocated to Cranford in 1996.

Mrs. McGill, a teacher of history and English, had taught in Red Bank from 1953 to 1959, in Heidelberg from 1959 to 1960, then in Red Bank again in 1960 and 1961. She had worked since 1981 as a substitute teacher in Westfield at the middle schools and the high school.

She graduated in 1953 from Dickinson College in Carlyle, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts.

While in college, Mrs. McGill was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha

Sorority, the Microcosm yearbook staff, the Dickinsonian newspaper, the Little Theater, the Union Philosophical Society, the Student Senate, the Orientation Committee and the Women’s Athletic Association.

She participated in field hockey, volleyball, basketball and softball, andwasCaptain ofthebowlingteam. She was awarded the Junior White Blazer as the most outstanding female athlete.

Mrs. McGill was President of the Dickinson College Class of 1953 Alumni Association and the reunion organizer for the class.

She was a former President of the Westfield Day Care Center, a former board member of the Westfield Police Athletic League, and was active for many years with the Westfield Boosters, the Welcome Wagon and the Newcomers Club.

She was a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield.

Surviving areherhusband,Charles McGill; a daughter, Lori Swanson of Westfield; two sons, Jeffrey McGill of Dubuque, Iowa and Stuart McGill of Newton; her mother, Charlotte Wright Weis of Westfield; a sister, Carol Lee Allebaugh of Westfield, and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a. m. on Saturday, December 18, at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Association forRetardedCitizens ortotheAmerican Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled by the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.

December 16, 1999

Edward J. Herrmann, 48, Executive; Active With Athletic Booster Club

Edward J. Herrmann, 48, of Scotch Plains died on Sunday, December 12, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in Bayonne, he had lived there before moving to Scotch Plains 23 years ago.

Mr. Herrmann was Vice President of Design and Consulting with Central Parking in New York City.

He was a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.

He was active with the Scotch PlainsFanwood Athletic Booster Club.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Bartolomeo Herrmann; two daugh ters, Debbie Herrmann and Kerri

Hermann; a son, David Herrmann; his mother, Mary Ellen Gallagher Herrmann.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, December 15, from the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood, followed by a Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.

Memorial donations may be made to the Scotch PlainsFanwood Athletic Booster Club, 667 Westfield Road, Scotch Plains, 07076.

December 16, 1999

Sheila Miner, 67, Former Teacher; Was Docent at Craft Museum

Sheila Miner, 67, of Westfield died on Friday, December 10, in Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in New Rochelle, N. Y., Mrs. Miner had lived in New York City before moving to Westfield 36 years ago.

She had been a docent with the AmericanCraft MuseuminNewYork

for many years before retiring in 1994.

She had previously been an elementary school teacher in the New Rochelle school system for 10 years.

Mrs. Miner was awarded a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Vermont Burlington in 1953.

She was predeceased by her father, Alan Levine.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Miner; two daughters, Erica Ann Hyman of Allentown, Pa. and Nancy Jo Marciniak of Bradonton, Fla.; a son, Julian Miner of Scarsdale, N. Y.; her mother, Estabel Levine of Mountainside,andsixgrandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, December 12, at Temple EmanuEl in Westfield. Interment was at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin.

Arrangements were handled by the Chapels at Millburn in Union.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Bennett M. Stein Professorship, Columbia University, 100 Haven Avenue, Suite 29D, New York City, 10032.

December 16, 1999

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Ruth E. Dwyer, 76, Executive Secretary For TriState Rubber in Scotch Plains

Kirkley, 72, Y Director; Was Recipient of Congressional Award

Doris E. Messler, 80

Doris Ellen Messler, 80, of North Plainfield died on Monday, DecemCity ber 13, at McCutchen Nursing Home in North Plainfield.

Born in Plainfield on April 15, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William and Christine Marienscheck Sutton.Shehad livedinScotchPlains and then in Westfield for 35 years before moving to North Plainfield.

Mrs. Messler had been an execuin tive secretary for Magnus Chemical Company in Garwood for 25 years before retiring in 1979.

She was a member of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert Messler, in 1973.

Surviving are her sister, Alice Rosania of Flemington; a niece, Bar bara Jo Bianco of Stockton, and a nephew, William Sutton, 3rd of New Providence.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offeredyesterday,Wednesday,DecemMenorah ber 15, at the Holy Trinity Church. Interment was at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield.

Arrangements were handled by the Sheenan Funeral Home in Dunellen.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

December 16, 1999

Dorothy Kirkley, 72, of Westfield on Friday, December 10, in Rahway Hospital.

Born in Glen Ridge, she had lived in East Orange before moving to Westfield in 1976.

Mrs. Kirkley had worked for the Bell Telephone Company in Bloomfield and other locations for many years before retiring in 1977.

She graduated from Kean Univer sity in Union.

Mrs. Kirkley was the outreach di rector for the Westfield Y and di rected the Westfield High School Awareness Club, for which she re ceived a Congressional award for public service.

Mrs. Kirkley was a longtime mem ber of the Board of Directors of the WestfieldNeighborhoodCounciland

a licensed substitute teacher. She was a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of West field and founded the annual Martin Luther King Day in Westfield with three other town residents.

She was also a member of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society in Cranford.

Surviving are three daughters, Leona Flake, Kim Kirkley and Karen Kirkley; sixgrandchildren,andseven greatgrandchildren.

A funeral service was held yester day, Wednesday, December 15, at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cranford.

Arrangements were handled by the Suburban Home of Cotton Funeral Service in Orange.

December 16, 1999

Ruth E. Dwyer, 76, of Bridgewater died on Monday, December 13, at Arbor Glen Health Center in Bridgewater.

Born on June 4, 1923 in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late James F. and Ruth Arnold Reddy, she had lived in Westfieldbefore movingtothehealth center two years ago.

Mrs. Dwyer was a retired execuDorothy tive secretary for the TriState Rub ber Corporation in Scotch Plains.

She was predeceased by her hus band, Arthur G. Dwyer, in 1995, and by a son, Robert Reddy.

Survivors include two ters, Virginia Pierce of High Bridge and Sharon Duble of Chesterfield, Mo.; six stepgrandchildren and one greatgranddaughter.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will take place today, Thursday, December 16, at 10 a. m. at the Arbor Glen Chapel, 100 Monroe Street, Bridgewater. ment will be at Moravian Cemetery

in Staten Island. Memorial donations may be made tothe AmericanCancerSocietyNew Jersey Division, Inc. Hunterdon Unit, 84 Park Avenue, Flemington, 08822.

Arrangements are under the direc tion of the ScarponiBright Funeral Home Inc. in Lebanon.

December 16, 1999

Anthony J. Curto, 30

Anthony J. Curto, 30, of Phoenix, Ariz. died on Sunday, December 12, inMaricopa CenterHospitalinPhoedied stepdaughnix.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Mountainside for 12 years and in Colorado before moving to Arizona many years ago.

Mr. Curto was a personal trainer in Phoenix for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Lourdes Curto; a daughter, Camille Angelina; Interhis parents Raymond and Camille

Curto, and a sister, Gina Zannino. A Mass will be offered at 9: 30 a. m. tomorrow, Friday, December 17, in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Newark. The funeral will be from the Galante Funeral Home in Union.

December 16, 1999

Jonathan Stern, Jr., 58

Jonathan Dwight Stern, Jr., 58, died on Saturday, December 11, in Eastchester, N. Y.

Born in Plainfield, he was raised in Westfield and had also lived in Rumson for many years. He tained homes in New York City, East

Grand Rapids, Mich. and Orient, N. Y.

He was a graduate of Westfield High School and Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

Mr. Stern was a longtime member of the American Stock Exchange and worked for several New York City brokerage houses over the years.

He was a member of the Mattituck Platform Tennis Club in Mattituck, N. Y.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Stern; threestepsons,MichaelKeyes, Matthew KeyesandCameronKeyes, all of East Grand Rapids; a step daughter, Elizabeth Keyes of East Grand Rapids; his mother, Margaret Stern of Orient, and four sisters, NancyMatzinger ofPineBrook,Jane Cockerill of Orient, Sandy Bartle of Milford, Conn. and Randy Graf of Clark.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18, at 11 a. m. at the Orient Congregational Church, Main Road, Orient.

Memorial donations may be made tothe RonaldMcDonaldHouse,26707 76th Street, New Hyde Park, N. Y., 11042.

December 16, 1999

mainJoseph T. Conroy, Jr.

Joseph T. Conroy Jr. of Humble, Tex. died on Monday, December 6, at home.

Born in Elizabeth, he had lived in Westfield for 22 years before moving to Humble in 1977.

Mr. Conroy had been employed at the Exxon Corporation for 43 years before retiring as the head of the Accounting Department there in 1982.

He was a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange and re ceived a Master of Business Admin istration Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

Mr. Conroy was a member of the first graduating class of St. Mary’s High School in Elizabeth.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Patricia Conroy; three sons, Joseph Conroy, William Conroy and Chris topher Conroy; four daughters, Mar garet Winters,MariConroy,Kathleen Conroy and Patricia McCaw; a sis ter, Kathleen Burns, and 10 grand children.

Services have been held under the direction of the Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble.

December 16, 1999

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