THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
Deadline for obituaries:
Monday by 10 AM
George P. Blauvelt George P. Blauvelt of Bloomfield passed away on July 23 at home surrounded by his loving family. George grew up in Kearny, and was a proud alumnus of Moravian College. He was an English teacher in Phillipsburg, Glen Ridge, and Hillside for many years. He was also director of education at Integrity House before retirement. He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Gay McCarthy. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy (nee FoxWeaver), and was the devoted father of Rebecca O’Sullivan and her husband, Daniel, Alison Spinner and her husband, Joe, and stepdaughter, Karen McKechan and her husband, Richard; brother of Judy Blauvelt Woodworth and cousin of Kathy Pike Klein and her husband, Dick. He also leaves his cherished eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many adored nieces and nephews. Edward S. Buta Edward S. Buta, 78, died on July 17 at the Columbus Longterm Acute Care Hospital in Newark. Born in Newark, he was a lifelong resident of North Arlington. He served as a North Arlington police officer for 26 years before retiring as sergeant in 1986. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4697, the Knights of Columbus Council Queen of Peace Council 3428, and the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association Local 95, all of North Arlington. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (nee Meehan), the adored father of Diane Clare and her husband John of Michigan, the cherished grandfather of Jennifer and Daniel Clare, the loving brother of Marilyn Janoski of Arizona, the late Robert Buta , and the dear brother-in-law of Joan Buta. Arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, July 22, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment fol-
lowed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.
Mary L. Cosgrove Mary L. Cosgrove entered into eternal rest on Aug. 10. She was 91. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 28 years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, followed by private cremation. Her ashes will be placed with her beloved late husband Samuel in Holy Cross Mausoleum at a later date. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. During World War II, Mary was a manager at a Rolls Royce factory that manufactured engines for the military. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Christine and Thomas Keelen, her brothers Sammy, Joseph and James Cosgrove, her grandsons and their wives Tom and June Keelen and Andrew and Felicia Keelen, and her two great grandchildren Mackenzie Rose and Shane Joseph. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the American Cancer Society. Eva Germano Eva Germano (nee Naboychik), 87, died Aug. 2 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. Born in Kearny, she lived in North Arlington for the past 62 years and was a member of the North Arlington Nutrition and Activity Center and the AARP. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Malcolm Clothing Co. in Passaic for 10 years before retiring 24 years ago. Previously, she worked for the Warnaco Co. in Kearny for 10 years. She was the beloved wife of 67 years of John J., the cherished mother of Joseph Germano and his late wife Sarah,
Albert Germano and his wife Sharon, and Janet GermanoMedina and her late husband John, the adored grandmother of John, Joseph, Michael, John, Kimberly and Heidi, the greatgrandmother of Logan, Giana and Amily, and the dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Monday, Aug. 5, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sarah Germano Memorial Scholarship Fund, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd., Barnegat, N.J. 08005.
Susan L. Mazol Susan L. Mazol died Aug. 8 at East Orange Hospital. She was 42. She was a lifelong Kearny resident. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Susan was the daughter of Dennis and the late Judith Mazol. She is survived by her companion David Antosh and her sons Brendan Cannon and Kyle Antosh. Also surviving are her siblings and their spouses David and Kathleen Mazol, Janice and Robert Belbol, Daniel and Mandi Mazol and Caryn and Kenneth Smith. Douglas D. McNie Douglas D. McNie, 70, of North Arlington and Ortley Beach, passed away on Aug. 9 at home after a battle with bladder cancer. Born in Kearny, to the late Ian and Juanita (nee Lang) McNie, he resided in North Arlington for 48 years. He was a retired lithographer (pressman) with the American Lithographers of America Local 1 in New York City. He worked for many printing companies including Eastern Colortype in Clifton, Continental Can in Paterson and
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Command Web in Secaucus. He also worked as a driver for Friendship House in Hackensack for 10 years. He was a founding member of the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, a member of the OBTA in Ortley Beach , and a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 80 F.&A.M., in Lyndhurst. He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 50 years, Martha A. (nee Siernos), his cherished children, Keith D. of Lyndhurst, Tracy A. Rozansky and her husband Paul of Wayne, his four loving grandchildren Keith Ian, Joseph and Aiden McNie, Jacob Rozansky and a fifth grandchild due in
November. He was predeceased by his beloved brother, Robert and nephew, Robert McNie (2013) and his sister-in-law, Carol Siernos. He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law, Ruth McNie of Whiting and his nephew Craig McNie and his wife Cindy of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and his special cousin, Ruthanne Rodziewicz and her husband Mark of South Amboy. A funeral service was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington. on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Entombment followed in Holy Cross see OBITS page
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