Dorothy Edna Kovacs

Dorothy Edna Kovacs, aged 93 years, eight months and twenty-two days, died on July 10, 2020 after a brief illness.

Born October 18, 1926 to George W. Hunter and Mary Edna Eicher, the family moved from Mount Pleasant, PA to Ridgefield Park.

After her high school graduation at the age of 16, she worked in the secretarial pool at Camp Shanks in Orangetown, NY.  The Camp was the largest U.S. Army embarkation camp used during World War II.  It was here that she met her future husband, Ernest J. Kovacs. 

Living in Dumont, NJ Dorothy worked for a film studio in Fort Lee NJ and for Arnold Constables in Hackensack, NJ before leaving the work place to become a full-time mother and housewife.

Dorothy was very proud of her Scotch and German ancestral heritage, traveling back to Westmoreland County PA at the age of 90 to research the six Revolutionary War patriots her family had documented.

She is survived by her children – Gail and husband Kevin Felici, Michael and Barbara and husband Kenneth Phillips; her niece and husband Maureen and Michael Kaplan, along with many grand-animals.

Visitation at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ will be on Tuesday, July 14th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that well wishers pass on her kindness and good will to their families, friends and strangers alike.

Madhu Sreepada

Madhu Sreepada, 76, of Northvale, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 4, 2020.  He was the loving husband of Sudha Sreepada for 51 years.   He was also the cherished father of Gangadhar and his wife Catherine, Suma and her husband Benjamin, and Sunila, as well as a grandfather to Summer, Kieran and Amara.

Madhu was born in the lush and verdant village of Gummaluru, located in southern India, the 7th out of 9 children, to the late Gangadharam and the late Mahalakshmi Sreepada.  At an early age, he moved with his family to the city of Visakhapatnam, located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in southern India.  While living in Visakhapatnam, by the time he was 15 years old, he completed high school, engendering a life-long passion for education.  By the time he was 19 years old, he had completed both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Physics from Andhra University, also located in Visakhapatnam.  He later traveled to Bombay, as it was called at that time, to continue his studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.  While at IIT, he completed an additional Master’s Degree in Technology and, thereafter, continued at IIT as a lecturer for undergraduate courses for three years. 

Given the opportunity to continue his studies in the US, Madhu embarked on his next adventure, completing a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester.  In 1974, after Madhu relocated to Little Ferry, NJ, Sudha joined Madhu in the US.  While working for Hewlett-Packard for several years, Madhu continued to further his studies by building expertise in the stock market, spending his weekends immersed in books on the topic at the public library.  In 1991, he retired from HP at the age of 47 to devote all of his time to his passion of investing, which he continued through his final days. 

More recently, over the past 15 years, he and Sudha fulfilled his dream of traveling the world, visiting the South Pacific, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America, but spent most of their time together in Florida.  He enjoyed beach living as well as beach walks and seeing the space shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral. 

More than anything else, Madhu treasured his time with his children and grandchildren.  Madhu passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with liver cancer.   Madhu was a great inspiration to all of his friends and family and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. 

A viewing will be held at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, on Thursday, July 9, from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Madhu’s memory may be made to the Englewood Hospital Foundation.

Paul Kleinlaut

Paul Kleinlaut, 83, of Norwood, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on July 3, 2020. Beloved husband of 62 years of Martha Kleinlaut. Loving, proud father of Paula Frendel.  Adored, cherished Pop-Pop of Maxine Frendel and Myles Frendel. 

Paul was a Commercial Offset Pressmith for 40 years in New York City. In his early years, he proudly served in the New York National Guard. He was an avid saltwater fisherman who enjoyed many cruise vacations with his family. He was proud of his chess game, tomato garden, and love of dogs. He was a longtime member and volunteer of the Norwood Senior Citizens Club, and he enjoyed many wonderful trips with his club friends. 

A viewing will be held at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale on Monday, July 6 from 4-7pm. Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 7 at 10am at St. Anthony’s Parish in Northvale, with a funeral procession leading to Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. 

Barbara Mockler

Barbara Mockler (nee DiBlasio), 64, of Harrington Park, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Loving wife of Ronald C. Mockler. Cherished mother of Kristel-Lynn, Michelle and Robert. Dearest sister of Peter DiBlasio, Michael DiBlasio and his wife Debra and Anthony DiBlasio. Also survived by her beloved dog Lucky.Barbara was a devoted wife and mother who loved her husband and kids. Barbara loved entertaining her family and friends. She always knew how to make others laugh. Her smile was contagious and brightened up any room she entered. Visiting hours are Sunday 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Fairview with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.Those who wish may make donations in Barbara’s memory to the Old Tappan Volunteer Fire Department, 231 Old Tappan Rd., Old Tappan, NJ 07675.

John J. Pinnisi

John J. Pinnisi, 92, of Saddle River, formerly of Norwood, passed away at home on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Beloved husband of Rafaela (nee Di Stefano). Loving father of Luciana Contiliano and her husband Roy of Bergenfield, Julia Moss and her husband Steven of Saddle River and John J, Jr. and his wife Candace of Gainesville, VA. Adored grandfather of Erica, Anthony and Dominic. Dearest brother of Frank and was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

John was a proud US Army Veteran of WWII.  He was a pile driver for Raymond International for over 35 years before retiring.  He was a volunteer on the Norwood Fire Department and also enjoyed time spent with the Norwood Seniors.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held Thursday 10 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 

Arlene Claire Boswell

Arlene Claire Boswell (nee Lease), 57, of Northvale, passed away on June 19, 2020. Beloved wife of the late John. Beloved mother of Tara Boswell and husband Joshua Ramirez, Joseph Boswell and Samantha Boswell and fiance Thomas Manousos. Cherished grandmother of Jesse John and Vada Whitney. Dearest sister of Rita Loguidice and husband Tom, Karen Baumgartner, Matthew Lease and Sandra Hughes and her husband Christopher.

Arlene worked at various restaurants locally as well as in Florida. She will be missed for her hard work ethic and her easy smile.

Funeral  services were private.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.

Edward R. Kammer

Edward R. Kammer, 85, of Northvale, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Claire. Beloved father and grandfather of Beth Kammer and her son Corey and Maryann and Stephen Baer and their daughter Valerie. He was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.

Ed was a film editor for NBC in New York City. He was a dedicated life member of 50 years of the Northvale Fire Department and served in many capacities over the years, including Fire Chief. He will always be fondly remembered for his role as Santa every year. Ed also served his country in the US Army reserves for six years.

A funeral procession will leave Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale on Monday at 11 AM, passing the firehouse and then to his burial at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Northvale Fire Association, PO Box 101, Northvale, NJ 07647.

Vivian B. Pane

Vivian B. Pane (nee Figari), 88, of Norwood, formerly of Closter and Union City, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Beloved grandmother of Jillian Pane. She was predeceased by her son Dennis, her sister Norma and her brother Louis.

Vivian worked for NY Telephone in NYC for many years before retiring. She will be remembered for her bright smile and her special jokes.

Funeral services were private.

Darriel Gianni Olivero

A memorial service was held for Darriel Gianni Olivero at Pizzi Funeral Home on June 14, 2020. 
Darriel was born October 17, 2007, in Miami Dade Park Regional Hospital to Dely Olivero. His father is Joshua Olivero.

Darriel was a beloved son, brother, and friend. He loved people and was loved by many. His smile lit up every room he entered. The sound of his laughter filled the entire room. His love for children was Christ-like. His passion for life was awe-inspiring. His heart was made of gold. His hobbies included cutting hair and listening to music.

Darriel was baptized and discipled at Englewood Assembly of God Church and Metro Community Church, also in Englewood, NJ. 

Darriel is survived by his parents Dely and Josh Olivero, his sisters Jetaime and Shailene, and his brothers Joshua Jr. and Nino. 

Kathleen Keavey

Kathleen Keavey (nee Reilly), 79, of Norwood, NJ. formerly of Staten Island, NY passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Kathleen was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland.  She immigrated to the US at age 18 and built a wonderful life dedicated to her families both in the US and Ireland.

Kathleen met her husband John in the Bronx on the subway heading off to an Irish dance at City Center. Married in 1966 and together had a loving marriage of 54 years. Devoted mother of John P. Jr. and wife Charissa of Shrewsbury, NJ, Peter F. and wife Anne of Glen Ridge, NJ, Thomas M. and wife Amy of Boonton, NJ, Cathleen A. of Westwood, NJ and Mark E. and wife Rebecca of Olney, MD. Cherished grandmother of Emilie, Olivia, Caroline, Cecile, Elizabeth, James, Jack, Andrew and Matthew. Dearest sister of Elizabeth, Patrick, Edwin, Fr. Peter, Susan, Tony and the late Maureen and James.

Kathleen was a legal assistant at Chase Bank and then IBJ Schroeder in NYC before retiring. She was a devoted parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood and was an active member of the Irish-American Social Club in Bergenfield.

Due to the current health restrictions, funeral services are private.

Those who wish may watch the livestream of Kathleen’s Funeral Mass Saturday at 10 AM through the link below:

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to Missionaries of Africa.