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Obituaries November 20, 2008  RSS feed

DEATH NOTICES

CEIL JASKORZYNSKI of Ridgewood died on November 13, 2008 at the age of 72. A native of Poland, she was the beloved wife of Richard, devoted mother and mother-in-law of Margaret Jaskorzynski and Elizabeth and Andrew Gil, dear sister of Genowefa Krasowska, dear grandmother of Olivia, Adriana, Andrew and Natalia. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Cross Church followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Megiel Funeral Home, Maspeth.

CEIL JASKORZYNSKI CEIL JASKORZYNSKI +++ HELEN M. RAWLINS died on November 2, 2008 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of Charles T., devoted mother of Mary Anne, John and Christina, dear sister of Marguerite, Imojean, Frances and the late Daniel, John, Joseph, William and James. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Church followed by interment in St. John's Cemetery under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

+++ PETER J. COMERICO died on November 12, 2008 at the age of 56. He was the dear nephew of Philip Bozzo, son of the late Peter and Jennie. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Church followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

+++ SARAH CULEN died on November 11, 2008 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of Emil, devoted mother of Jeanette Smith, Emil S. Culen and the late John and Elaine Torre, dear grandmother of Dawn, Donny, Lisa, Gracie, Nancy and the late Kenneth. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Church followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72- 27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

+++ FRANK DiVITO died on November 10, 2008 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Patricia and the late Louise, devoted father of Anne Marie DeStefano and Karen DiVito, dear brother of Anthony and the late Joseph, fond grandfather of Francine and Lexi, step-grandfather of Drew and Kevin. He was the founder of Royal Quilting and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert's Church followed by interment in St. John's Cemetery under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

+++ CATHERINE COYNE died on November 10, 2008 at the age of 79. She was the widow of the late Patrick of County Mayo, Ireland, devoted mother and mother-in-law of Patrick and Kathy, Kevin, Patricia and Brian Mahon, Mary, Michael and the late John and William, dear sister of John, Sarah Collins, Patrick and the late Mary and Beatrice, fond grandmother of Kaitlin, Patrick and James; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was a longtime officer and member of the Mayo Society. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Church followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

+++ BRIAN J. CLARK died on November 10, 2008 at the age of 46. He was the loving son of JoAnn and John, dear brother of Scott, fond nephew of George Engel; also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaret's Church followed by interment in Lutheran All/Faiths Cemetery under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

+++ WALTER MARTIN RUOFF of Columbus, New Jersey died on November 15, 2008 at the age of 87. A native of Moessingen, Germany, he was a longtime resident of Queens. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (nee McNamara), devoted father and father-in-law of Ronald and Susan Ruoff of Glendale, Dr. Kathryn L. Ruoff of White River Junction, Vermont and Margaret MacKenzie of Connecticut, dear grandfather of Rachel Ruoff and David Dittrich. He was a 67- year member of Local 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and trustee of the South Jersey Local 3 Retiree's Association. He was a World War II Army veteran and served in the European and China-Burma and India campaigns. Services were held at the Peppler Funeral Home, 122 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, New Jersey followed by interment in Maple Grove Memorial Park, Kew Gardens.

+++ MARIE CHRISTENSEN died on November 15, 2008 at the age of 89. She was the dear aunt of Ann DeSena. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery.

+++ ANGELINA FORKIN died on November 15, 2008 at the age of 89. She was the widow of the late Joseph, devoted mother of Lori, Patrick and Michael; also survived by one granddaughter. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church followed by entombment in St. John's Cemetery under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

+++ STACEY ANN FRANKLIN died on November 5, 2008 at the age of 49. She was the beloved companion of George Schwabe, dear sister of Suzanne Mahoney. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

+++ FRANK GENOVA died on November 12, 2008 at the age of 79. He was the husband of the late Grace, devoted father of John and the late Frank. Services were held at the Hess- Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village followed by interment in Pinelawn Memorial Park.

+++ WILLIAM SPEISER died on November 12, 2008 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of Viola, father of the late Barbara DeWitt, fond friend of Paula and Ray Reed. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

+++ WILLIAM J. STRUSE died on November 13, 2008 at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy, dear brother-in-law of Marie Nikols and Lucille Dalton; also survived by nineteen nieces and nephews, twenty five great nieces and nephews and ten great-great-nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery under the direction of the Hess- Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

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