Henry Carmelo Rubano

Henry Carmelo Rubano, Jr., 80, of Tappan, NY, passed away at home on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Russo). Loving father of Enrico Rubano and his wife Johanna and Christina Rubano-Lau. Proud grandfather of Angelina, Nicholas, Ricky and Scarlett. Dear brother of Joanne Rubano and beloved uncle of her sons Thomas and Paul Campanella.

Henry was a proud US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Long Beach and USS Hissem as a Radar man in the South Pacific. Before retiring Henry was a computer technician for Western Union International in NYC. He was a member of the DAV in Bergenfield and the Orangeburg Senior Center.

His smile and his laugh where infectious he loved telling stories about his life .

He loved food and music of many different kinds and loved talking to people were ever he went .

His kind, jovial and gregarious spirit will be missed dearly by many especially his family and close friends.

Visiting hours are Friday, September 29,2023 from 3-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale, NJ with interment to follow at Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Henry’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Northern Valley Chapter 32, 8 Veterans Plaza, Bergenfield, NJ 07621.


Charles W. Gouldsbury

GOULDSBURY, Charles W. “Chuck”, a gentle soul, 69, passed away on September 23, 2023.  He was pre-deceased by his adoptive parents William and Catherine. He is survived by his stepmother, Anne of Northvale, NJ.  Beloved cousin of Kathleen (John) O’Hara (Farmingdale, NJ), Jane (Brian) Farrell (Edison, NJ), Richard (Lisa) Gouldsbury (Wantagh, NY), and several other family members and friends, especially Anthony Borzone, his life-long friend.  Charlie spent most of the past 20 years living with his newfound friends at The Waterfront in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.  He enjoyed music, classic TV, movies, and spending time with family.  Christmas was his favorite Holiday, and he spent several months picking out gifts for every family member.  A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th, 10:30 am at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ.  The service will be followed immediately by interment at Rockland Cemetery, Orangeburg, NY. 

Violet “Ljubica” A. Frka

Violet “Ljubica” A. Frka (nee Pericich), age 95, formerly of Rutherford, NJ passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. She was born in Dragove, Croatia.  In 1935 Violet moved to Hoboken, NJ. There, she met the love of her life Martin Frka. They married on January 12, 1947 and moved to Rutherford in 1954.

Violet was predeceased by her husband Martin, daughter Diane, and brother Marijan Pericich. Cherished mother of Carol and her husband Eric Hoth of Harrington Park, NJ. Proud and loving grandmother of Brielle, Dawn, and Jacqueline. Dear sister of Nicholas Pericich.

Violet was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to cook, sew, and knit. For many years, she worked in the butcher department at A&P in Closter, NJ.

Visiting hours are Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 3-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 25, 2023, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, Rutherford, NJ with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org, would be greatly appreciated.


John Harley Simpson

John Harley Simpson Jr, 62, of  Harrington Park, NJ  passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 13, 2023. He was born on November 12, 1960 in Yonkers, NY to John & Louise and raised in Manhattan, NY before moving to Bergenfield, NJ as a teenager. John took up the trade of HVAC and worked as a lead engineer for over 30 years. He married his wife Vickey in 1987. During his free time John loved to be surrounded by nature in the Adirondacks going deer hunting and fishing. He was also an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the New York Mets, New Jersey Devils and New York Giants. Some of John’s favorite bands were Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

He was survived by his wife of 36 years Vickey, his daughter Kristi Simpson, his sister and brother in law Carol & Joe Ventimiglia and many loving cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visiting hours are Friday, September 22, 2023 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park, NJ.


Ani Ermis

In Loving Memory of Ani Ermis

Born on February 5, 1955, in Turkey, Ani Ermis embarked on a remarkable journey through life that touched the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Ani’s radiant smile and the loving gesture of planting a big kiss on the back of your hand were her signature greetings, leaving lasting impressions on everyone she encountered. In March 2016, Ani moved in to Spectrum for Living Rockleigh Apartments. We all thought the transition was going to be hard but she quickly settled and became a cherished member of the home. Ani was able to communicate her wants and need with her big eyes and smile and who can forget her strong grip.

Ani’s journey took a turn when she was hospitalized at Pascack Valley Hospital on 08/29/23. In the face of adversity, she displayed remarkable strength, as she had throughout her life. On September 13, 2023, Ani succumbed to her illness at the age of 68, leaving a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Ani Ermis, you will be deeply missed, but your memory will live on in our hearts, where your light will forever shine. May you rest in eternal peace, dear Ani.

Visiting hours are Friday, September 15, 2023 from 4-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 11 AM at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ

John B. Guerriero

John Guerriero, 59, of Northvale, NJ passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Beloved  husband of Maria (nee Adamo).  Devoted father of Gianna Guerriero, Richard Guerriero and his partner Sabrina Capazzi.  Loving son of the late Benny Guerriero and Maria Guerriero (nee Miro).  Adored brother of Donna Koles and her husband Nicholas. Cherished son-in-law of Richard and Rosemarie Adamo.  Dearest brother-in-law of Joanne (Brian) King, Rose (Jimmy) Scaccia, and Gina (Gregg) Scaglione.  Proud Uncle of Michelle (Joey) Grieco, Anthony Koles, Jacqueline Koles and Vincent,  Brandon King, James (Kelly) Scaccia, Vincent Scaccia, Joseph and Dominick Scaglione. Great Uncle of Sophia Scaccia. He will be especially missed by his best friend, Cody, his French bulldog.

John will be remembered by all as a hardworking man who worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University as a Management Information Specialist. He also was employed by Rutgers University and MetLife  Stadium. He was an avid Giants and Yankees fan but by far his greatest achievement was his family. He was a loving husband to Maria and a devoted father to Richard and Gianna. He will be greatly missed by all.

Visiting hours are Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

Greta L. Pallatta

Greta L. Pallatta (nee Penney), 89, of Dumont, NJ, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2023. Beloved wife of Jack Pallatta. Predeceased by her son Steven Hitchcock. Cherished Stepmother of Jack and his wife Maureen, Victoria Walker and her husband Edward and Craig and his wife Christina. Loving grandmother of eight grandchildren, Alyssa, Jessica, Kristen, Jennifer, Samantha, Edward, Emily and Shelby as well as two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Logan.

Greta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a secretary for Reckitt & Coleman in Paterson, NJ for many years.

Visiting hours are Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 8, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Luke’s Church, 43 Massachusetts Avenue, Haworth, NJ with entombment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Greta’s memory may be made to Spectrum for Living, 210 Rivervale Road, Suite 3, River Vale, NJ 07675.


Edward J. Gerity

Edward J. Gerity, 90, of New Milford, NJ, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023. Predeceased by beloved wife Eileen (nee Crimmins). Loving father of Chuck Gerity and his wife Kathie, Susan Gerity, Kathryn Ryan, Eileen Kelly and her husband James and Timothy Gerity and his wife Angelina. Proud grandfather of James (Jessica), Matthew (Kelly), David (Amber), Scott, (Anna), Diana (Billy), Meghan (Garret), Kaitlin (Joe), Erin, Christine (Darnell), Colleen (Jude), Cayleigh (Jimmy), Brian, Brenden, Amanda (Billy) and Justin. Adored great-grandfather of Abigail, Amelia, William, Lilliana, Talia and Jace. Dear brother of the late William, James and sister Josephine Lehman.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ed was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a livery driver for BBZ in Bergenfield for over 40 years. Prior to that he worked in the family trucking business for many years. Always active in his community, he was a youth baseball coach, past president and a lifetime member of the New Milford Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  He belonged to the New Milford VFW and the St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus. 

Visiting hours are Friday, September 8, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph RC Church, 300 Elm Street, New Milford, NJ with entombment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation:



Patricia Ann Frangione

Patricia Ann Frangione (nee Zacchea), 83, of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2023. Beloved wife of Albert J. Frangione. Loving mother of Gary and wife Geraldine, Thomas (Lisa), John and wife Marcy, James and wife Little Star, Stephen and wife Lisa, Michele Mazzola and husband Craig, and Christopher and wife Rebecca. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren; Anthony, Timothy, Allison, Nicholas, Alexander, Samantha, Benjamin, Jake, Jackson, and Evie. Dearest sister of James Kindelan and wife Joan.

Pat was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. For many years she was the Regional Distribution Manager for the Bergen Record. Prior to that, Pat was a secretary for Dumont Television in NYC and French and Company Antiquities, also in NYC. She was a long-time member and past-president of the Norwood/Northvale Women’s Club and was an active parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, September 6, 2023 from 4-8 PMat Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

The Funeral Mass can viewed online through the livestream link below:



Carole Frances Stonitsch

Carole Frances Stonitsch, caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and aunt, passed away on August 29, 2023, the date of her and her husband’s 59th wedding anniversary, after a long struggle with posterior cortical atrophy, an atypical form of Alzheimer’s disease. Carole was 81 years old.

Carole was born to Muriel and William McGinnis on August 7, 1942, in Peekskill, New York. Her family moved to Queens, New York, in 1952, and she became a grammar school classmate of Peter Stonitsch. Carole and Peter were married on August 29, 1964, and their two children, Laura and Peter, were born in 1965 and 1969, respectively. They lived in Jamaica, Queens, and Kings Park, New York, before moving to Harrington Park, New Jersey, in 1974. In her early years in Harrington Park, Carole was a cub scout den mother, a member of the Junior Women’s Club, and a Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church. In recent years, she was a member of Club 60, a senior club in Harrington Park.

In 1979, Carole enrolled in the licensed practical nurse program at Holy Name Hospital. Despite being the eldest LPN candidate and a mother of two children ages 13 and 9, she graduated at the top of her class. She went to work at Holy Name Hospital in their hemodialysis unit. The beginning of her career coincided with the start of the AIDS epidemic, and when little was known about this devastating disease, Carole and her coworkers fearlessly and compassionately cared for these patients when they needed hemodialysis. She retired from nursing in 2006 when her disease first presented itself.

Creative throughout her life, Carole sewed and enjoyed needlepoint and crewel; later on, she spent many hours painting beautiful ceramic pieces that decorated her home and were treasured gifts for her family. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, music, and holiday family gatherings. She was devoted to her grandchildren. When they were young, she helped to care for her son’s children and she hosted her daughter’s children for special visits in the summer. Carole looked forward to family summer vacations in Cape May, New Jersey, a 20+-year tradition she initiated with the birth of her first grandchild, and to special anniversary trips to faraway places.

Carole is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 59 years, Peter; her daughter, Laura Polly (Kris); her son, Peter Stonitsch (Regina); her grandchildren, Caroline Polly, William Polly, Nina Stonitsch, and Peter Stonitsch; her sister, Roberta Ruocchio (Hank); her sister-in-law, Monica Ottomanelli (Frank); and her nieces, Robin, Anne Marie, and Kristine, and her nephews, Christopher and William. She was predeceased by her 100-year-old mother, Muriel McGinnis, in 2018 and her sister, Virginia Savastano, in 2015. Her father, William McGinnis, passed away in 1984. 

Visiting hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2023, at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, New Jersey, 07647. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey, with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, New York.