Robert Brunell

Robert Brunell passed away peacefully in his home November 5, 2023 at the age of 96. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois shortly after he relocated to New York where he met the love of his life, Doris. Attending Maritime Training Academy in New York City led to his career as a radio operator for the Merchant Marines during World War II in 1944. Robert was commissioned as the Communication Chief Radio Operator for the Armed Forces.  His duties placed him on Atlantic crossing convoys on the Victory Transport Vessels, Rich Mountain and Sinclair HC. The destinations were to Liverpool, London, Neisse, and Palermo as part of the heroic effort to uphold freedom throughout the world.

However, his primary devotion was always to his family, his predeceased wife Doris, his adoring daughter Barbara Anne and his remarkable son-in-law Albert. Robert treasured his grandchildren Dr. Samantha DeMauro -Jablonski and Dr. Christopher DeMauro, as well as, their devoted spouses Dr. Mark Jablonski and Dr. Sara Bonamo-DeMauro. Robert eagerly awaited daily updates about his Great Grandchildren  Madeleine, Vivienne, Clementine, Oliver and Julian Robert, celebrating their ongoing adventures and achievements. Robert was an avid skier, golfer, photographer, angler, gardener, and a devoted follower of his family’s sporting events.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Pizzi Funeral Home at 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, N.J. 07647. Visiting hours are Thursday, November 9th from 4-7 PM.

Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, at 199 Walnut Street, Northvale, N.J. 07647 at 9:30 AM on Friday morning November 10th. Interment will follow at the Redeemer Cemetery, 90 Chapel Road, Mahwah N.J. 07430

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude or The March of Dimes

Dad, Grandpa Bob, has left behind so many cherished memories, lessons and values that will remain in our hearts forever.

Marcia Helen Glackin

Marcia Helen Glackin, born Marcella Helen Zannis, age 92 of Tappan, NY passed away peacefully on October 26, 2023. She was born on September 4, 1931 to Demetrius James and Mary Zannis. Raised
in Washington Heights, New York City, she had six brothers and sisters. It was in the school yard of PS 132, while playing ping pong, that she would meet the love of her life. Harry. It was love at first sight for him, and from that day on Harry would make sure he was at Marcia’s side every minute he could.
Marcia held many jobs growing up including being a stock girl at Messenger’s Dress shop and a sales person at a chocolate shop where she would sneak tastes of the expensive candies that were meant for customers only. She worked the money room at Macy’s and as a dental assistant. It was while working at Allstate Insurance company as a switchboard operator that she got a call from Harry who proposed to her over the phone while serving in the Army in Germany. They were happily wed for almost 73 years. Marcia was a profound storyteller. She either had you totally captivated or peeing in your pants from laughter. She was known for her gift of storytelling, mischief, fun and generosity. She was the auntie that taught you how to stick bobby pins in the electrical sockets to watch them go flying across the room or how to melt Hershey’s Kisses and fling them out the window to stick to the building across the way. She was the parent who let her children melt crayons on the heater to watch them melt and create endless color patterns. Most of all, she was the person who both family and friends went to confide in. Often people spoke of her as their second mother because she made people feel welcomed, loved, and listened to. Even when she and Harry moved from Washington Heights to Tappan their home remained a refuge for family, friends, and neighbors. In Marcia’s house all were welcome. and all wanted to be there because they knew it was a place of joy, laughter, good food and fun – a place where you felt comfortable and at home.
When Marcia wasn’t caring for her family you could find her in her back yard caring for her garden. She had a deep and abiding love for gardening that was evident to anvone who visited her home. Her green thumb was legendary and her garden was a testament to her passion for nurturing life. She could make even the most ordinary flower bloom with extraordinary beauty. Her colorful garden mirrored Marcia’s vibrant personality. Whether it was a bouquet of fresh-picked peonies, well-tended roses, or a vegetable patch that produced an abundance of goodness, Marcia had a knack for making the world a more beautiful and bountitul place. One could say she had a knack for bringing both plants and humans back to life. Marcia’s kindness and generosity knew no bounds. and she touched the lives of many with her love and care. One knows she is now partying with her daughter, Chryse, her sisters, Cleo, Dee, and Katie, her brothers Bob, George, and Nicky, her Mother and her Yia Yia as well as George Barry, Nick Nickolaus, Maria Zannis and Jack. She is survived by her husband Harry Glackin, son and daughter-in-law Scott and Eileen Glackin, daughter and son-in-law Marialice and John Morgan, grandchildren Madelene DeLeon (Kris), Carl Marshall, and Dylan Morgan, and great-grandchild Milla Ziegenfuss.

Visiting hours are Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.

Benedict A. LoScalzo

Benedict A. LoScalzo, 79, of Barnegat, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2023.  Beloved husband of 57 years of Anne Marie (nee Lombardi).  Cherished father of Marie Rose Zara and her partner Chris, Benedict and wife Maria and Anthony and wife Jennifer.  Loving grandfather to Bianca, Nicole and her fiancé Brett, Andrew, Jillian, Benedict and Salvatore.  Dear brother of Joseph LoScalzo and his wife Mary and brother-in-law of Theresa and Frank. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Kathleen Giarnella and Maryann Vecchio.  He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Benedict worked in the finance department at Lenox Hill Hospital and then NYU Medical Center for many years before retiring.

Ben was a marathon runner and in later years enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing softball. He was an amazing chef and loved nothing more than cooking for his family and friends. 

Visiting hours are Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St. Benedict’s RC Church, Bronx, NY with interment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

Vincent W. DiChristina

Vincent W. DiChristina, 42, of Palisades, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Beloved son and step-son of Marino and Patti. Dear brother of Joseph and his wife Laura and uncle of Angelina, Joseph and Gianna. He was predeceased by his mother, Carol Ann. Also survived by so many loving relatives and wonderful friends.

Vincent was a Police Officer with the New York City Police Department for 16 years. He loved traveling and living life, enjoying the Jersey shore, Lake George, motorcycle outings and spending time with his friends and family.

Visiting hours are Monday, October 30, 2023 from 2-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.

Amelia T. Brackenbury

Amelia T. Brackenbury (nee Weinschreider), 85, of Old Tappan since 1977, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2023. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Milton and her son Mark. Cherished mother of Scott and wife Jennifer of Harrington Park, Teresa Angelakos and husband Peter of Emerson, Jeannette Kammlott and husband Robert of Norwood, Andrew and wife Debbie of Oakland, Catherine Brackenbury of West New York. Adored grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of two. Dearest sister of Marie Ottomanelli and her husband Nick and the late Edward Weinschreider. She is also survived by many other loving relatives and dear friends. 

Amelia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was the sweetest, kindest and most selfless person anyone could ever know.  Amellia had a strong Christian faith and lived a life in service of Christ.  She was a parishioner of St. Pius X Church, Old Tappan and a member of the Old Tappan Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 30, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Pius X RC Church, Old Tappan. Visiting hours are Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Amelia’s memory may be made to either

St. Pius X RC Church at 268 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan NJ 07675 or

The Old Tappan Fire Department at 231 Old Tappan Road Old Tappan NJ 07675

Marisa Bradshaw

Marisa Bradshaw, 45, of River Vale, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. She was the proud mother of Cassidy Zelt and Logan Zelt. Cherished daughter of Anne and the late Andrew Bradshaw. Loving sister of Jenna Gagliano and Andrew Bradshaw and beloved aunt of Aidan and Amaya. Also survived by many other loving relatives and dear friends.

Marisa was a bright light and a source of joy and kindness to everyone she encountered. She had a smile that lit up the world because she loved so deeply. Her empathy and compassion is what people were drawn to when they were in pain and needed a shoulder to cry on. She could make you laugh by a sigh, or a look, or one of her one-liners. She had this gift, even when she was a little girl. Somehow, even then she was able to know what you needed from her and she gave it to you. She will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visiting hours are Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 3-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 23, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Therese RC Church, Cresskill, NJ  with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marisa’s memory may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice,

Joseph J. DeCarlo

Joseph J. DeCarlo, 88, of Airmont, NY, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2023. Beloved husband of Anne B. (nee Vuoso). Cherished father of Marisa Briggs and her fiancé Tony Armetta. Proud grandfather of Joseph C. Briggs and his fiancé Janelle and John Briggs. Dear brother of Frank DeCarlo and his wife Anna and uncle of James.

Joseph was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from NYNEX in New York after many years of service. Joe was a parishioner of Presentation Church in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Besides his love of family, Joe enjoyed sailing and travelling. He will be dearly missed.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 10 AM at Presentation RC Church, Upper Saddle River, NJ with interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, NJ.

Albert J. Frangione

Albert J. Frangione, 92, of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (nee Zacchea). Loving father 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. Adored grandfather of ten grandchildren; Anthony, Timothy, Allison, Nicholas, Alexander, Samantha, Benjamin, Jake, Jackson, and Evie. Predeceased by four sisters and one brother.

Al was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean War and belonged to the Northvale VFW, Norwood American Legion and the DAV. He was a devoted and active parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church in Northvale, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and lector. Al belonged to the Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Council. He was also a Scout Master for Troop 324 for seven years. Before enjoying retirement, Al worked for the NYC Transit Authority in Brooklyn for over 25 years.  

Visiting hours are Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

The funeral Mass can be viewed through the livestream link below:

In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

Hankil Chung

Hankil Chung, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Keunsook (Koh) Chung. Loving father of Michelle Han and her husband Alex and proud grandfather of Jesse, Peter and Jason. He is also survived by many other loving relatives both in the US and overseas.

Hankil was a graduate of Seoul University School of Commerce and received his MBA from Baruch College in NYC. He was a successful computer programmer for many years before retirement.

Visiting hours are Friday, October 13, 2023 from 6-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A service will be held at 7 PM. On Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11 AM a service will be held at the funeral home with committal service and interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Dorothy C. Pozo

Pozo, Dorothy C. (nee Bonovitch), passed away on October 5, 2023. Wife of Robert. Adored mother of Melinda and Carlie. Chrerished grandmother of  Keaton and Norah. Loving daughter, sister and aunt..

Visitation will be 4 – 8 PM on Monday, October 9, 2023 at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.