The Gundrum Service
"Home For Funerals"
Hugh G. Rone Ryan A. Rone Moran
NJ License No. 3328 NJ License No. 4850
Laura J. Terebecky Chacon, 47, of the Melrose section of Sayreville died Friday April 11, 2014 at home. Born in Rahway she lived in Sayreville all of her life. She was formerly employed by the Macys Warehouse, Fords . Laura enjoyed country crafting and was always happy to please her family.
Laura is survived by her husband, Luis Chacon; her children, Dennis, Emily and Derek Chacon, all at home; her parents, Walter and Mary Kazio Terebecky of Sayreville; her brother and sister-in-law, Wally and Bernadette Terebecky of Sayreville; her sisters-in-law, Gloria, Marina and Elfa Chacon of Guatemala and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 8:30am from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a 9:30am Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of The Assumption, Perth Amboy. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visitation will be on Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Gerald Anderson McCracken passed away on Dec 28,2013 at Bay Pines Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born in South Amboy on June27,1944 to Elting and Hazel McCracken. He was a lifelong resident of South Amboy until moving to Florida in 2006. He was a member of the Mechanicsville Fire Co. and became chief of the South Amboy Fire Dept. in 1994. A member of the South Amboy Ancient Order of Hibernians he was also a member of the AMVETS Post 7467 in Saint Petersburg. He served in the US Army from March 1962, serving most of his tour in Germany, and was honorably discharged as PFC in March,1966. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a Marine Deckhand followed by Moran Marine Towing as a deckhand and then for many years by the City of South Amboy until his retirement.
He is survived by his 3 children, Lynn Marie McCracken of New York, Diane Concepcion of Pennsylvania and Gerald McCracken of Freehold NJ as well as six grandchildren.
He leaves his sisters, Jean Rusin of Old Bridge, Lynn Gallo of Toms River and a brother, Burt Savage of Toms River.
He is predeceased by his parents Elting and Hazel McCracken, sisters, Gloria Anderson, Janet Gillum, Irene Houchens, Phyllis Hutson, Joy McCracken, Cassy Zulin and Judith Palmer and by his brothers Richard, Robert, Ronald and John Taylor.
A memorial service will be held at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Ave, South Amboy on Saturday, April 5,2014 from 1pm to 3pm.
Jerry will be remembered for his tremendous gift of caring and compassion and for giving unlimited assistance to anyone whether it be for his family, someone in his community or just any person that was in need of help.
His life was a gift to his family, who were so fortunate to have had him in their lives. Rest in Peace Dear Brother. We will miss you terribly until we are together again.
Dorothy A. Ruskai Facendo, 77, of South Amboy died Monday March 31, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Woodbridge, she lived in South Amboy for the past 50 years. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, South Amboy. Dorothy was a homemaker with a positive upbeat attitude who dedicated her life to her family.
Daughter of the late Stephen and Julia Ruskai, she was also predeceased by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Renee Kendzia, Dolores Abramick, Joey and Matt Facendo. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Michael Facendo; her sons, Michael Facendo and his wife, Jeanne of Freehold and Anthony Facendo of South Amboy; her daughter, Michele Facendo of Sayreville; 2 grandchildren, Courtney and Nicholas; her brother, Stephen Ruskai; her sisters-in-law, Sr. Rosemarie Facendo, M.P.F., Londa Tkcas, Toni Facendo and Funzy Leonard.
Funeral services will be held on Friday April 4, 2014 at 8:30am from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a 9:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at Good Shepherd Parish/Holy Rosary Church, Perth Amboy. Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10004 or to Susan G. Komen, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Rena T. Bruno of South Amboy, NJ passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 in her winter home in The Villages, Florida surrounded by her family. Rena Bruno is the daughter of the late Emma Fay Baldwin and Malcolm Payne. She worked at Raritan Bay Medical Center for more than 30 years before retiring in 2001. Mrs. Bruno enjoyed traveling to Florida in the winter to her home in the Villages with her long time love of her life Salvatore Tarallo. She also enjoyed traveling and going on cruises with her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rena was always there when someone needed help; she was loyal, dedicated, thoughtful, selfless, considerate, intelligent, genuine, committed and an all-around wonderful person, mother and friend.
Rena Bruno was preceded in death by her daughters, Christina Bruno and Stella Dawn English and her sister, Lila Paloczie. She is survived by her long time love, Salvatore Tarallo, her children Elizabeth & husband Walter (Woodie) Wood of Ocala, FL, Renee Buckley of Perth Amboy, NJ, Frederick G. & wife Susie Bruno of Woodbridge, NJ, Marcia & husband Thomas E. Garitano, of East Brunswick, NJ, Angela Bruno of Charlotte, NC and Theresa Bruno of Avenel, NJ. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great-great children.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 10:30am at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, South Amboy. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 6 to 9pm. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Rena’s name at http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_tributes.asp.
Phyllis Carol Stankiewicz Fuoti, 80, died Wednesday March 19, 2014 after a brief illness at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway with her family by her side. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, godmother and friend. Married to Joseph Fuoti for 57 years, they raised a family of nine children who then blessed them with 13 grandchildren. Phyllis was a lifelong active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church of South Amboy where she served for more than 20 years as a Eucharistic minister and CCD teacher. She supported many other charities and was active in an ecumenical prayer chain to support friends and family members both near and far.
Born in New York City on March 6,1934 to Félix and Cecilia Stankiewicz, she lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn until moving as a young mother to Parlin in 1960, where she and Joseph raised their family. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Florence and Joan, and brother Theodore.
She devoted much of her time to family, reading and keeping her children, nieces and nephews, and extended family members connected.
She is survived by her husband Joseph, daughters Marisa Fink of Roseburg, Oregon; Cecile Salvaggio of Tampa, Florida; Suzanne Sleeman of Neptune, NJ; Gina Fuoti of Chatham, NJ: Marietta Svoboda of Dallas, Texas; and Judi-Jo Salvato of Westfield, NJ, and sons Salvatore Fuoti of Beaverton, Oregon; Phillip Fuoti of Matawan, NJ; and Victor Fuoti of Flemington, NJ. She also leaves grandchildren Brian and Lindsey Mersereau, Mary, Jenny, Daniel, and Amelia Salvaggio, Jessica and Joseph Fuoti, Jimmy Sleeman, Olivia Fuoti, Simon Svoboda, and Andrew and Anna Salvato. She will also be missed by sisters in law Tessie Lopez and Joanne Fuoti and dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 8:15am from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a 9am Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, South Amboy. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Parlin. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Robert E. Elitchko, Jr., 47, of Sayreville died Wednesday March 19, 2014 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in New Brunswick he lived in Sayreville all of his life. Bob was a die-hard Yankee fan and loved all sports. He was a loving son, brother and uncle.
Robert is predeceased by his mother, Beverly Elitchko in 2008. He is survived by his father, Robert E. Elitchko, Sr., his brothers, Todd Elitchko and his fiance Sherry Kraemer- Jimenez of Laurence Harbor and Keith Weiser of Sayreville; his sisters, Desiree Kazar and her husband Alan of South Amboy, Lisa Spingarn and her husband Scott of Sayreville and Michele Elitchko of Laurence Harbor and 7 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 3pm at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be from 1pm-4pm on Saturday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.
Helen A. Tckaz Guido, 89, of Old Bridge died Monday March 10, 2014 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge. Born in Brooklyn, she has lived in Old Bridge since 1986. Before retiring she was employed as a supervisor at Manufacturers Hanover Bank, New York City. She was a member of Most Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and the Old Bridge Senior Citizens. An avid fan of the New York Yankees, she also enjoyed Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and other game shows and loved to do word finds.
Daughter of the late Michael and Mary Tckaz, she was also predeceased by her husband, Felix Guido in 2000, her brothers and sister, Alex, Greg and Anne, her nieces, Helene Tanzy and Mary Ann McNeil and nephew George Hampton. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Vincent and Dinorah Guido of Old Brdge and her granddaughter, Dr. Stephanie Guido of Phillipsburg.
Funeral services will be held on Friday March 14, 2014 at 11am from The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a 12pm Mass of Christian Burial at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Old Bridge. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
John D. Cesare, 85, of Sayreville died Wednesday March 5, 2014 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in South Amboy, he lived in Sayreville all of his life. Before retiring, he was the owner of Johnnie's Auto Service, Old Bridge. He was a member of St. Bernadette R.C. Church, Parlin. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was also a member of the American Legion. John enjoyed cars, gardening and cooking.
Son of the late Dominick and Anna Cesare, he was also predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Normandia in 2012. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elma Schwieters Cesare; his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Gaton Ciallella of Stamford, New York and Deborah and Timothy Triggs of Parlin and his beloved companion, Teddy.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 8, 2014 at 10am at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be on Friday from 3 to 7pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Sayreville Emergency Squad.
Kathleen Cattano Haug, 52, of South Amboy died Saturday March 1, 2014 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in South Amboy, she lived there all of her life. She was employed as an account manager for Menasha Packaging Corp., Edison. A graduate of St. Mary's High School, class of 1979, Kathy loved her daughters and the beach more than anything.
Wife of the late William Haug who died in 2003, she was also predeceased by her mother, Ann Marie Cattano in 1996 and her brother, George J. Cattano in 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Amy Smith and her husband, Jimmy of Farmingdale and Lindsey Haug of South Amboy; her father, George G. Cattano of South Amboy; her sister, Ann Marie Samples and her husband, Michael of Ocean and 2 nieces, Valerie and Gina.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 10am at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm.