Thomas Henry Cooke, Jr.

Former Mayor Thomas Henry Cooke, Jr. passed away on May 18, 2020. During the decades Thomas H. Cooke Jr. spent as an elected leader in New Jersey, his city, East Orange, fell on hard times. As a two-term mayor, his focus on restoring the city’s tax base brought the New York Times and network TV […]

Gerard William (Jerry) Ryan

Gerard William (Jerry) Ryan passed away on May 27, 2020 in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a valiant three-year battle with cancer. He was 59. Born and raised on “the rock,” Staten Island, Jerry graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School in 1979. He then attended The Cooper Union in New York City, where he earned a […]

Amparo Cecelia Clusan

Amparo Cecelia Clusan, 53 of East Orange, entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2020 at University Hospital, Newark. Cremation Services are being held in private. Arrangements by Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home, Bloomfield. www.levandoskigrillo.com

Edward John White

Edward John White passed away on May 13th. Ed was 60 years old when he died of cancer in his home in Easton, PA. Ed was a 15-year resident of West Orange. He was a PAL Little League Baseball assistant coach. He loved coaching his son Liam and the other boys. He had a great […]

Mary Karen O’Connell

Mary Karen O’Connell (Pierce), passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Clara Maas Hospital. Born and raised in Newark, NJ until she moved to North Bergen, then Belleville, NJ for the past 44 years. Mary brought joy to the world and brightened the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends alike. In […]

Gary C. Burnett

Gary C. Burnett, 63, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Canterbury Village in West Orange. Born in Montclair, he lived Bloomfield, Tinton Falls and West Orange for the last 3 years. He served with the U.S. Civil Air Patrol and was a self employed electrical engineer who graduated from NJIT and worked as […]

Norman Eugene Garrett

Norman Eugene Garrett, Sr. of South Orange, NJ departed this life peacefully on May 9th, 2020, at home and surrounded by loved ones. Norman was born in Orange, NJ on February 15, 1935. He attended school in East Orange, where he excelled in athletics. Norman played as a linebacker on his high school football team […]

Frank Joseph Vecchione

Frank Joseph Vecchione, respected lawyer and beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in West Caldwell, New Jersey, on April 24, 2020 at the age of 84, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The youngest of 8 children, he was born on June 11, 1935 in Newark, New Jersey […]

Betty Jane Clark

Betty Jane Clark (Staples), passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Fairfield, N.J. Born in Binghampton, N.Y. Betty resided in Newark then Belleville N.J. Betty was one of 8 children who lost their parents at a very young age. The siblings struggled through many hardships but were able […]

David Hayes Sprague

David Hayes Sprague, 96 passed away on May 12, 2020. He was born Port Washington, NY and was a 60-year resident of Maplewood, NJ. David was husband to the late Elizabeth van Houten Sprague. Father of Lawrence, Gordon and his wife, Sharon and Susan (MacGregor) and her husband, Tracy. Loving Grandads of Samuel, Graham, his […]

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