Thomas J. Wentland

  Thomas Joseph Wentland passed away October 17 at the Bronx VA hospital. He was born to Cyril F. Wentland and Pauline E. Sawinski at Nyack Hospital on July 28, 1949.      He was a life long resident of Rockland County, having lived in Camp Shanks, Nanuet and Palisades. He attended Nanuet public schools and graduated in 1967. Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany and Vietnam with the artillery unit from 1969-1971.    He was a mechanical “super genius” who spent countless hours toiling away at carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and classic car connoisseur. He will always be remembered for his dedicated service and volunteer work with the John M. Perry Post and the Northvale V.F.W..     Thomas is predeceased by his mother Pauline “Pearl”, father Cyril “Cy” and his sister Cynthia “Cindy”. He is survived by his longtime companion Muriel “Mickey” McDonald, daughter Kari, son Matthew, step-daughters, Jude Navarro and Deborah Castro, “Poppy’ of Jessica, Ryan, Eric and Thomas, brothers Bobby and Wally, sister in law Suzanne, uncle Sonny Ostrom and an extensive amount of nieces, nephews, extended family and loyal friends.     Services to be held at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, N.J. On Friday October 20 from 5-7:30 pm with a funeral service at 7:30. Burial at Rockland Cemetery on Saturday October 28. A celebration of his life will follow burial next Saturday at the John M. Perry Post in Sparkill, N.Y.

Remo D. Bartucci


Remo D. Bartucci, 85, of Tappan, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 14, 2017. He was born in Gesuiti, Italy on November 1, 1931. Beloved husband of the late Carolyn (nee Tarallo). Cherished father of Gerard Bartucci and wife Carole of Hillsdale and Terese Murphy and husband Peter of Nanuet. Adored grandfather of Catherine, Victoria, Brianna and Alison. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.

Remo was a cabinet maker for Hausmann Industries in Northvale for over 25 years, retiring as the shop manager. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 18 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla. Visiting hours are Tuesday, October 17 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Remo’s memory may be made to Franciscan Bread for the Poor, or United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956.

Frances Rita Lombino

Frances Rita Lombino (nee DeConca), 87, of Harrington Park, formerly of the Bronx, passed away home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Eustachio “Lulu” Lombino. Devoted mother of Ronald and Joanne DiPaola and her husband Douglas, both of Harrington Park. Adored grandmother of Anthony and Francesca. She was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

Frances was a medical secretary for Dr. Frank Pintauro in the Bronx for over 30 years. She also worked in the admitting dept. at Pelham Bay General Hospital for many years. Frances will be forever remembered as a hard worker and a wonderful and devoted mother.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, Closter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homes for Veterans at

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Visitation Wednesday 11 AM- 12:30 PM

Funeral Mass Wednesday 1 PM at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Demarest

Interment Gethsemane Cemetery

John E. Johnson

John E. Johnson, 57, of Englewood, born in Arlington, VA on October 28, 1959, passed away on September 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.

John grew up in Teaneck, NJ, worked in New York City, and later moved to Englewood, NJ.

John was well known for his ardent support of the New York Rangers, NY Giants, Ferrari, and Arsenal FC. He loved listening to rock music of all genres and attending concerts. These interests were only exceeded by his love of family and friends.

John is survived by his parents, Mary and Jack Johnson, siblings Robert (Joann), Carol Hermalyn (Roy), and Susan. A niece, seven nephews and a great-niece also survive him.

John is predeceased by his brother Stephen.

Services are private.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to either Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood) 350 Engle Street Englewood, NJ 07631 or Holy Name Medical Center Foundation (Holy Name Hospice) 718 Teaneck Road Teaneck, NJ   07666

Harriet M. Moran


Harriet Mary Moran (nee Hickey), of Old Tappan, joined her beloved husband and best friend, Albert S. Moran, Sr. in eternal rest on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Beloved and devoted mother of Albert S. Moran, Jr. and his wife Lori, Christopher T. Moran and his wife Teresa, and Rebecca Moran Day. Loving grandmother of Ryan Ashley Moran, Corinne Harriet Day and Griffin Donald Albert Day. Dear sister of Thomas Hickey and the late John Hickey. Born to the late John and Rebecca (Kingston) Hickey in the Kingsbridge Section of the Bronx on December 22, 1936.

Harriet was the past president of the Irish American Social Club of Bergen County and had been active in the promotion and preservation of Irish History and Culture. Opening her home and heart to children of Northern Ireland during the turmoil and violence of the 1980’s through “Project Children”, Harriet always looked for ways to make the world a better place, even if it was one child at a time.

Funeral Liturgy at Church of St. Pius X, Old Tappan on Thursday at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. The family will receive their friends at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) on Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

Donations in Harriet’s memory may be made to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Attn: Lindsay Hicks, 400 Hamilton Ave, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or online at

Ferdinand “Fred” Monteleone



Ferdinand “Fred” Monteleone, 78 of Orangeburg, NY and Pompano Beach, FL died on Thursday, October 5th 2017. He was born in the Bronx on January 2, 1939 to the late Arnold and Emilia Monteleone. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Tarantino). Adored father of Neil and wife Lora of Old Tappan and daughter Debra Ramsay and husband Richard Jr. of Stony Point.

Although he was everyone’s Pepa, he was the cherished grandfather of his “Delightful Five”, Christopher, Jessica-Lee and her husband Joseph Ruggiero, Fred, Nicole and Gabriella. Dear brother of Joseph and wife Marian and Angela Gleason and husband Neil and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A self-made man, Fred was the owner of N&V International, a waste paper recycling company, and Fred Monteleone Stable. His passions were his family, his horses, his pigeons and his work. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was larger than life and had a contagious smile.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 11am at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt NY with entombment to follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale NY. Visiting hours are Monday 2-4pm and 6-9pm at Pizzi Funeral Home 120 Paris Ave. Northvale, NJ.


In lieu of flowers donations in Fred’s memory can be made to United Hospice of Rockland, or St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Standardbred Retirement Foundation (

Madeline C. Italiano


Madeline C. Italiano, 76, of Tappan, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Italiano, Jr. Loving mother of Penny Cruz and husband Felipe of New Hempstead, Joseph III of Tappan and Andrew and wife Kimberly of Belvidere, NJ. Adored grandmother of Carly, Lauren and Kalie. Dearest sister of Gloria Cerbasi, James Cavalli and wife Maria and Lorraine Daube.

Madeline was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a loyal employee of ShopRite in Northvale for over 25 years and will be dearly missed.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) with visitation will be from 9 – 11 AM. Interment will follow at Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead.

Helen Castro


Helen Castro (nee Mascitelli), 89, of Norwood, passed away at home on Monday, September 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore. Cherished mother of James and wife Carol of Marlboro, Karen Kastner and husband Ron of Hillsdale and Steven of Norwood. Adored grandmother of Julie, Melissa, Evan and Alec.

Helen worked for Silhouette Optical in Northvale for many years. In retirement she enjoyed spending time at the Norwood Senior Center.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 11:00 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Tuesday 7-9 PM.

Those who wish may make donations in Helen’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association,


Arlene Duerr


Arlene Duerr, 80, of Rockleigh since 1973, passed away on August 5th, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Duerr. Sister to Joseph D Duerr and the late Christiane Duerr Arnold and loving Aunt to Eric, Joe, Christa, Michael and Mathew.

Arlene had worked as an executive secretary in NYC for many years at Sanforized. Upon retiring she worked at the school district in the administration office. She was a lover of all animals and dedicated her life to rescuing, neutering and caring for cats. She loved each and every cat that came into her life and had a special touch of healing them when they would fall ill or injured.

Arlene was a devout Catholic and never missed Sunday mass.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 23rd @ 11am at Our Lady Sacred Heart located at 120 Kings Highway Tappan, NJ in the chapel. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Bergen County Animal shelter & adoption center 100 United Lane Teterboro, NJ.