James J. McManus

James J. McManus, 82, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Emily. Cherished father of Lorrayne Hubert and her husband David, Patricia Cordero and Shelah Maldonado and her husband Isaac. Proud grandfather of David, Jenny, Raelina, Raul and Luke. Dearest brother of Joanne Hanlon and Maureen Lally (Ira).

James was a retired electrician and unionist who marked 64 years of membership in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 3. He regarded the work on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as his favorite and most outstanding accomplishment, closely followed by the 1964 World’s Fair and 50 Varick Street. At the time of his death he was a member of the Catholic Council of Electrical Workers and a member of the Bronx Acorn Club. He was also the Press Secretary for the Westchester Mechanics Association. Jim was born in the Unionport section of the Bronx. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1956 he, like his father and grandfather, entered the electrical apprenticeship of IBEW Local 3. Jim was also a member of Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council 6925 and the IBEW Local 3 Retirees Association.

Visitation will be Monday, January 20, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 21 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale, NJ with interment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to benefit the St. Anthony’s Church Food Pantry, 199 Walnut Street, Northvale, NJ 07647.


Thomas F. Deitmaring

Thomas F. Deitmaring, 71, of Norwood, died on Monday, January 6, 2020.

The son of the late Dr. Francis A Deitmaring and Marion E Deitmaring (née Herrmann); beloved husband of the late Barbara S Deitmaring (née Carlson) and adoring father to Melissa and Robert.

Tom was born in Jersey City, NJ and grew up primarily in North Bergen, New Jersey. After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University he served in the US Merchant Marines where he was stationed in Africa.

He worked as an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency for over 40 years while giving generously of his time and financial expertise to the causes and organizations he supported.  

Tom had a passion for fishing, photography, cars and German Shepards. He was the Treasurer of the Northern New Jersey German Shepard Club for many years. He served as Treasurer of the New Jersey Wave Swim Team. He also served on the School Board of Immaculate Conception School lending years of financial experience to the budget process. As a member of the Immaculate Conception School Parent Guild, he provided logistical support for many of the school fund raisers.

Tom was known for his dry wit and the twinkle in his eyes.

He will be missed by many for his ability make people laugh.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1 to 2 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A memorial service will be held at 2 PM.


Herbert George Flavell

Herbert George Flavell, 86, of Hallstead, PA, formerly of Kearny, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  Beloved husband of the late Eleanor for 57 years.  Devoted father and father-in-law of Kathleen and Briant Bodrato of Northvale, Karen and Patrick Flavell-Boney of Northvale, Cynthia and the late John Demmer of Northvale, and Michael Flavell and Robert Flavell, both of Hallstead, PA.  Cherished grandfather of Nicole and her husband Shawn, Meghan and her husband Michael, Shawn, Shane, Ashley, Jordan, Erin, Christopher, and Jenna.  Adored great-grandfather of Andrew, Tyler, Shaelynn, Avelynn, Alyonna, Matthew, and Mikayla.  Dearest brother of Marion Dekoyer, George Flavell, Claire Flavell, and the late Dorothy Lowrey and Margaret Moore.Herbert was a USMC and US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a letter carrier for the USPS in Kearny, NJ for 33 years, and served the union as shop steward for many years.A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.www.pizzifuneralhome.com

Marie Garro

Marie Garro (nee Mezzacappa), 81, of Blauvelt since 1968, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore “Sonny” Garro. Beloved mother of John Garro of Blauvelt and Marc Garro and his wife Tracy of Blauvelt. Cherished grandmother of Anthony and wife Marissa and Taylor. Dearest sister of Angela Santorelli and husband Sal, Ann Mezzacappa, Anthony Mezzacappa and wife Robin and the late Nicholas and Joseph.

Visiting hours are Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt with interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet. 


Edwin V. Westman

Edwin “Ed” V. Westman of Sparkill, NY passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2020. He was 81 years old. Born on June 23rd, 1938 and raised in The Bronx, he was the son of Anna Johnson and stepson of Artie Johnson. In 1956, he graduated from Evander Childs High School and went on to work for Verizon. Ed served in the US Army from 1958 through 1964. In 1964, he joined the New York City Police Department and retired 20 years later, in 1984. He then went back to finish his career with Verizon, where he retired from the company. His post-retirement days were spent driving the school bus for his local school district.

Ed was married to Amelia “Millie” (Clark) Westman for 45 years until her death in 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Judy DiToma and they shared an adventurous 15 years.

Ed is also survived by his two sons, Clifford, wife Mary; and Glenn, partner Joan. Ed has nine grandchildren: Cassie; GySgt USMC Max, wife Colby; Patrick; Taylor; Fiona; Cole; Kyle; and Kate.  He also has a great-grandchild on the way.

Ed was a true outdoorsman and loved to hunt. He spent many weekends hunting in the Catskills with his two sons. An avid sailor, Ed was a dedicated member of the Hook Mountain Yacht Club, where he was an award-winning sailboat racer.

When he wasn’t on his sailboat or hanging out at the boat club, you could find him in the kitchen, probably cooking up a mean Seafood Fettuccini. Known by many as “Chef Ed,” he loved spending time roaming the grocery store aisles.

A longtime resident of Sparkill, Ed volunteered with the Sparkill Volunteer Fire Company. He was also an active member of the Pearl River Gun Club; the American Legion; and the Pearl River United Methodist Church.

He taught his children and grandchildren to work hard, be respectful and honor the service of others. Ed will be missed dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at Pearl River United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, New York 10965.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pearl River Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, New York 10965 or Family House University Place, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 545, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.


Clara Bordador

Clara Bordador, 90, of Norwood, NJ, passed away with her loving family at her side on Friday, January 3, 2020.  She was the cherished mother of Editha McHugh and her husband Keith of Norwood.  Proud grandmother of Christina Quagliana and her husband Michael and Ryan McHugh and his wife Bernadette Gorczyca and loving great-grandmother of Evan and Leah Quagliana . Dearest sister of Nena, Pining and the late Dulce and Ety.

Clara was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Norwood.

Visiting hours are Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, Norwood on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations in Clara’s memory may be made to Immaculate Conception RC Church, 211 Summit St., Norwood, NJ 07648.


Lorraine Mould

Lorraine Mould, 90, of Northvale, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019. Lorraine was born in Cliffside Park, NJ on January 4, 1929. She was formerly employed with Irving Trust Bank, NY  & PNC Bank, Northvale. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. She is survived by her nieces Arlene White, Barabra White and nephews Alan White and David White, three great nieces, Kristen, Jacqueline and Shannon. 

Mrs. Mould was formerly employed with Irving Trust Bank, NY  & PNC Bank, Northvale. She was a member with St Anthony’s Church Choir and Golden Age Club of Northvale. 

Memorial Service to be held at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Lorraine always had a deep regard for animals.  Should family/friends desire, contributions may be sent to Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.


Ronald R. Magnani

Ronald R. Magnani, 75, died peacefully at home on December 30, 2019. He was born March 6, 1944 to Anthony and Hilda Magnani and lived in Northvale most his life in his childhood home. He spent his final days in River Vale with his loving companion Penny Mascarelli.

Ronald is survived by his son Kristopher Magnani, Daughter Leigh-Anne Magnani, and granddaughter Emily Magnani.

Ronald enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors doing projects at his home in Upstate NY. He also loved his dogs Lakota and Shadow, and spending his free time taking them for long walks at the park.

Ronald was a Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop 124 in Northvale. He won the George Meany Award for his service. Ronald worked as an electrician with IBEW Local 164 for over 30 years. 

A get together in Ronald’s memory will be planned at a later date by his children.

Those who wish may make donations in Ronnie’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.


Zenedes C. Mariano

Zenedes C. Mariano, 84, of Newburgh, NY, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Domingo.  Cherished mother of Donald Mariano, Eva Zoraida M. Lopez, Elena Zenaida M. Leigh, Dwight Mariano, Zony Catherine M. O’Sullivan, Maria Zenia M. Macaspac, Danila M. Shiroma and the late Danilo Mariano, Durandino Mariano and Dramonz Mariano. She also is survived by many cherished grandchildren, in-laws, other relatives and many dear friends.

Before retiring, Zenedes was a nursing aide for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

Visiting hours are Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). Funeral Mass and will burial will take place in the Philippines.


John M. Parvis

John (Jack) M. Parvis, 82, of Middle Village, Queens, suddenly and peacefully passed away in his sleep on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Actors Fund Nursing Home in Englewood, NJ.  Jack was the beloved father of John Parvis and wife Viktoria, Joseph Parvis and wife Patricia, Julie Connor and husband Matthew and Joan Pantina and husband William Casalino. Grandfather of nine grandchildren: Jillian SaSala, Danielle Parvis, Jessica Parvis, Amanda Parvis-Lanzo, Jimmy Pantina, Christopher Sanchez, Nicholas Parvis, Jena Pantina and Ryan Connor. He was also a great grandfather of six: Joshua, Austin, Christian, Cooper, Julianna and Liam.

John served in the US Navy. He was a retired elevator mechanic, with over 40 years of experience servicing elevators.

The family will receive friends on Sunday January 5, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Pizzi Funeral Home 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647 

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday January 6, 2020, at the Our Lady Of Sacred Heart Church 120 Kings Hwy, Tappan, NY 10983

In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000. Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142