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Page 12 Thursday, February 11, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

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Dr. Martha Maurer, 82, Practiced Locally; Was Volunteer for Planned Parenthood

Dr. Martha E. Maurer (Mrs. Paul H. Kandra), 82, of Scotch Plains died on Friday, February 5, at home.

Born in Newark, she had lived in Westfield for 25 years before moving to Scotch Plains in 1969.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1938. Dr. Maurer graduated from Temple Medical School in 1942, and served her internship at St. Barnabas Hospital in Newark from 1942 to 1943.

She subsequently maintained a general medical practice in Westfield from 1943 to 1969. From 1969 until her retirement in 1988, she had been employed by the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark.

Dr. Maurer was also on the staff of Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield from 1943 to 1952.

She was a member of the American Medical Association, and also served as a volunteer for Planned Parenthood from 1958 to 1962.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Paul H. Kandra, in 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen A. Bodenhorn of Sacramento,

Anthony J. Grimaldi, 84, Was Executive For Plastics Manufacturer In Cranford

Anthony J. Grimaldi, 84, of Scotch Plains died on Thursday, February 4, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.

Born in Brooklyn, he had moved to Scotch Plains in 1953.

Mr. Grimaldi was president-chairman of the board for Gibson Associates, a plastics manufacturer in Cranford, for 25 years before retiring in 1978. Previously, he had worked at Armstrong Cork Company in New York.

He was a member of the Catholic Golden Age of Scotch Plains and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Nelligan Council No. 1711 of Westfield.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Laura Serrapica Grimaldi; two daughters, Margaret F. Christman and Antonia R. DeJonge; a son, Matthew S. Grimaldi; two brothers, Frank A. Grimaldi and Joseph A.

Odette Ulrich, 91, Cafeteria Manager For Scotch Plains Board of Education

Odette H. Ulrich, 91, of New Brunswick died on Friday, February 5, in the Parker Nursing Home in New Brunswick.

Born in Mandeure, France, she had lived in Scotch Plains and Rossmoor, Monroe Township, before moving to New Brunswick in 1995.

Mrs. Ulrich was a cafeteria manager for the Scotch Plains Board of Education for 23 years.

She had graduated from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin C. Ulrich, in 1995.

Surviving are a daughter, Carole Ouimet of Bridgewater; a sister, Lea Gogniat; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

A Funeral Mass was held on Mon

E. Blanche McMoran, 79, Was Employed At Local Bamberger’s Department Store

E. Blanche McMoran, 79, of Fanwood died on Sunday, February 7, in the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison.

Born in Whitpain, Pennsylvania, she had lived in Norristown, Pennsylvania before moving to Fanwood in 1953.

Mrs. McMoran worked in the sales department at the Bamberger’s Department Store in Plainfield before retiring.

She was a member of the Monday Afternoon Club in Plainfield and the Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

She was predeceased by her husband, George M. McMoran, in 1987.

Surviving are her son, John McMoran of Fanwood; two daughters, Jean McMoran of Dunellen and Joan Ayala of Fanwood; a brother, Harry S. Treisbach of Breingsville, Pennsylvania; a sister, Ella Anderson of Eaglesville, Pennsylvania, and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by the California and Paulette L. Frisbie of

Colchester, Vermont, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 8, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Westfield. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The American Alzheimers Foundation or to The Muhlenberg Hospital Hospice Program.

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Grimaldi; two sisters, Laura Beneduce and Sara Grimaldi; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass was held on Monday, February 8, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Arrangements were handled by the Rossi Funeral Home in Scotch Plains.

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day, February 8, at St. James Church in Jamesburg.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the A.S. Cole Funeral Home in Cranbury.

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Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, Fanwood.

Interment was held at the George Washington Memorial Park in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 101 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland, 07068.

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Helen McCarthy, 78

Helen McCarthy, 78, of Brick died on Friday, February 5, in the Point Pleasant Hospital.

Born in Newark, she had lived in Westfield before moving to Brick 14 years ago.

Mrs. McCarthy had worked in marketing at the Schering-Plough Corporation in Kenilworth for 10 years prior to retiring 15 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas McCarthy; a son, Gary McCarthy, a daughter, Florence Cooper, and four grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, February 8, in St. Martha’s Church in Point Pleasant.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Weatherhead Young Funeral Home in Brick.

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Irene Wojciehowski, 72

Irene F. Wojciehowski, 72, of Toms River died on Friday, February 5, at the Community Medical Center in Toms River.

Born in Somerville, she had lived in Finderne, Manville and Somerville before moving to Toms River in 1972.

Mrs. Wojciehowski was a secretary at American Cyanamid in Bridgewater for 12 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Toms River, where she was a member of its Altar Rosary Society. She served as a Eucharistic minister at the church and at Community Medical Center in Toms River. She was a member of the Polish-Americans Club in Toms River and was a former member of the Altar Rosary Society at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Somerville and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Bound Brook.

Surviving are her husband, Stanley Wojciehowski; two daughters, Kathleen Foley of Somerville and Claire Ann Roszak of Toms River; two sons, Michael Wojciehowski of Medford Lakes and Stephen Wojciehowski of Manahawkin; three brothers, Anthony Ziolkowski of Bridgewater, Theordore Ziolkowski of Scotch Plains and John Ziolkowski of Somerset; 11 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

A Mass was held on Tuesday, February 9, at St. Joseph’s Church in Toms River. Arrangements were handled by the Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals in Toms River.

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Richard Guenther, Jr., 87, Was Engineer At Exxon In Florham Park For 40 Years

Richard Guenther, Jr., 87, of Basking Ridge died on Friday, February 5, in Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Born in the Bronx, he had lived Fanwood before moving to Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge three years ago.

Mr. Guenther had received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from New York University.

He was a chemical engineer with Exxon for 40 years before retiring from the Florham Park office in 1976.

He was a member of the Exxon Annuitants Club.

Mr. Guenther was also a member of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church in Fanwood.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Edith Guenther, in 1961; his second wife, June Guenther; and his third wife, Lucille Guenther in 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Laurie Guenther of Warrington, Pennsylvania and Carol Petz of Cranford; a son, Richard W. Guenther, of Chalfont, Pennsylva

nia; a sister, Amalie Griffith of Chestertown, Maryland; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 8, in the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, Fanwood.

Interment was held at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 513, Roseland, 07068.

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Doris O’Brien Kennek, 70, Was Employee In Sears Customer Service Department

Doris O’Brien Kennek, 70, of Readington died on Friday, February 5, at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Born in Arlington, Virginia, she had lived in Scotch Plains for 10 years before moving to Readington 15 years ago.

Mrs. Kennek worked in the customer service department at Sears in Watchung for 10 years prior to retiring in 1983.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Three Bridges, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and sacristan as well as a member of the

Women’s Guild. Surviving are her husband, James F. Kennek; a son, James M. Kennek of Oxford; a daughter, Anne Marie Harcarik of Raritan Township; a brother, Francis O’Brien of Maryland, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 8, at Countryside Funeral Home in Three Bridges, followed by a liturgy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Three Bridges.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 First Avenue, Raritan, 08869.

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Dr. Leonard Moody, 80, Esso Executive; Tax Consultant and Longtime Volunteer

Dr. Leonard E. Moody, 80, of Cranford died on Thursday, February 4, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Born in Elyria, Ohio, he graduated from Wesleyan University. He earned a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1944.

Dr. Moody had been employed by Esso Research and Engineering in Linden, where he worked on product improvement. During his career with the company, he served as Associate Director of the Products Research Division, Director of the Chemicals Research Division, and the Director of Enjay Laboratories.

Prior to a six year assignment in Japan, he had been Vice President of Esso Eastern Chemicals in New York. In Tokyo, Dr. Moody was in charge of Exxon’s chemical operations, working as Vice President of Esso Kagaku, Director of Esso Sekiyu, and Vice President of Japan Butyl Company.

After retiring in 1974, he became a registered financial advisor and formed his own tax consulting business. He served as a volunteer for 15 years with the American Association of Retired Persons’ free “Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program.”

Elected to the Board of Trustees of Visiting Home Health Care, he served as President for 10 years until April of 1998, and continued to remain an active board member.

Dr. Moody was also a Trustee and former President of the Genealogy Society of the West Fields, a board member of New Jersey ReLeaf, and served on the Board of Education in Cranford.

He was a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, the scientific honorary society, as well as the Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the Cranford Historical Society and the New Jersey Historical Society.

Dr. Moody was a direct descendent of Daniel Boone’s sister, Hannah Boone Stewart, and of pioneer George Washington Moody.

Surviving are his wife, Miriam Paliwoda Moody; three sons, Ernest Moody of Las Vegas, Nevada, William T. Moody of Reston, Virginia and Brian C. Moody of Wellington, Florida; a twin brother, Dr. Leroy S. Moody of Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services was held on Monday, February 8, at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Cranford. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Arrangements were handled by the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home in Westfield.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Cranford Public Library or to the Cranford Historical Society.

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Charles A. Morel, 84

Charles A. Morel, 84, of Point Pleasant died Tuesday, February 2, at home.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Fanwood before moving to Point Pleasant.

He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1936 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Mr. Morel had owned AAMCO Transmissions in Red Bank, Asbury and Toms River for many years before retiring in 1985. Previously, he was a senior partner with C.A. Morel & Sons Inc. in Fanwood.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie J. Morel; two daughters, Marjorie Bopp and Rosemary Lovelace; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, February 6, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Wall Township.

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Walter Yurko, 78, Army Bombardier; Was N J Bell Employee For 36 Years

Walter Yurko, 78, of Scotch Plains died on Sunday, February 7, at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Born in Brooklyn, he had lived in Linden before moving to Scotch Plains in 1970.

Mr. Yurko had been employed by New Jersey Bell for 36 years before retiring in 1982.

He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, the American Legion and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

He served as a bombardier in the United States Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie Yurko; three daughters, Denise Yurko of Scotch Plains, Renee Johnson of Washington and Aimee Homik of Montague; a brother, Malvin Yurko

of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, February 10, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood, followed by a Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Interment was held at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 325, Scotch Plains, 07076.

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Edgar J. Ennis, 86

Edgar J. Ennis, 86, of Keansburg died on Monday, February 8, at home.

Born in Plainfield, he moved to Keansburg over 40 years ago.

Mr. Ennis had been a foreman at Pyro Plastics in Elizabeth before retiring in 1972.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice Schumacher Ennis, in 1988 and by his sister, Ester Lences, in 1989.

Surviving are a son, Roy R. Ennis of Westfield and a sister, Gladys Naylor of Hillsborough.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, February 10, at the Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home in Manville.

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Regina M. Cramer, 74

Regina M. Cramer, 74, of Bridgewater died on Saturday, February 6, at Harborside Healthcare in Bridgewater.

Born in Brooklyn, she had lived in Bogota and Scotch Plains before moving to Bridgewater in 1954.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville.

Mrs. Cramer was a World War II veteran, serving as a corporal in the Marine Corps.

Surviving are her husband, Henry Cramer; four sons, Stephen Cramer of Harrison, Idaho, Paul Cramer of Bridgewater, Mark Cramer of Frenchtown, and Peter Cramer of Browns Mills; two daughters, Denise Guggenheim of Ojal, California and Mary Hamerstone of Bloomsbury; a sister, Jeanette Mills of Lakehurst, and 12 grandchildren.

A Funeral Service was held yesterday, Wednesday, February 10, at Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville.

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Rose Turtletaub, 91, Was Entrepreneur; Kindergarten Teacher in Perth Amboy

Rose Turtletaub, 91, of Scotch Plains died on Sunday, February 7, in the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy.

Born in Perth Amboy, she moved to Scotch Plains one year ago.

A graduate of the Newark Normal School, Mrs. Turtletaub had been a

kindergarten teacher for the Perth Amboy school system at School No. 8 for several years. She had also owned several businesses in Perth Amboy with her late husband, Max Turtletaub, who died in 1975.

She was a member of the Perth Amboy Chapter of Hadassah and of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association Senior Citizens of Perth Amboy.

Surviving are a son, Edward M. Turtletaub; a brother, Cecil Berman; a sister, Ida Whitman; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 9, in the Flynn and Son Funeral Home in Perth Amboy.

Interment took place at Beth Israel Memorial Park in Woodbridge.

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Metaxia Markos

Metaxia Markos of Mountainside died on Wednesday, February 3, in Guam.

Born in Sparta, Greece, she had lived in Newark for 30 years before moving to Mountainside 30 years ago.

Mrs. Markos was a member of the Philoptochos and Trinity Circle of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the Women’s Club of Mountainside and the Foothille Club.

Surviving are two sons, Sam Markos of Guam and Tom Markos; two grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 8, in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Union Funeral Home — Lytwyn & Lytwyn in Union.

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