John Lawrence Ramsay

John Lawrence Ramsay of River Vale, NJ, entered into rest on August 19, 2021 at the age of 92. John was born February 7, 1929 in NYC to the late John and Helen Rowan Ramsay. He was the beloved husband of Leona Ramsay (predeceased) and Jane Ramsay of River Vale, NJ. He is survived by his step-son Karolis Laugalys, daughters Kathryn Occhipinti and husband John, Christine Ramsay, Judith Helmke and partner Walter Hedding, Jacqueline Johnson and husband Daniel, Maureen (Moe) Simes (predeceased) and husband Irwin, and twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren he adored and who lovingly called him ‘Poppy’. 

John is also survived by three brothers, Richard Ramsay and his fiancé Gail of Estero, FL, Gerard Ramsay and his wife Regina of Estero, FL, Lawrence Ramsay and his wife Kathy of Tinton Falls, NJ, his sister-in-law Linda Ramsay of Port Jervis, and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Kathryn Badecker, brother Robert Ramsay and brother William Ramsay.  

John retired from Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, NY after 40 years of dedicated and celebrated service. He also dedicated 25 years of service to Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, NY where he enhanced his lifelong love of horses, and enjoyed some of his happiest days at his farm in upstate NY.  John is remembered as a beloved family man, friend and colleague, and he will be missed by all with whom he crossed paths in his near century long lifetime journey. 

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church, Park Ridge, NJ.

Thomas J. Fallon

Thomas J. Fallon, of Palisades, NY, passed away at his home in the early morning of August 18, 2021, under the loving care of his family.

Tom was born in County Leitrim, Ireland, in 1938, the eldest son of Thomas J. and Margaret Fallon of Rockwell House, Dromahair. Tom was always a lover of animals and a natural athlete. He was a jockey in his youth who rode at the famed Ballsbridge, Dublin, and he made the Leitrim County Gaelic Football team, playing in Croke Park Dublin during the All Ireland Championship of 1956, to the great pride of his hometown.

In 1957, he emigrated to New York. Tom proudly served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon returning to America, he opened several pubs in the New York City area where both his hard-working personality, his infectiously joyful Irish accent, and his friendly charisma made him a success where ever he went. Tom always enjoyed keeping busy. Even after he retired, he never stopped moving, never stopped meeting new people, and he took pleasure in doing small acts of goodness for others.

Tom continued to be avid follower of sports, keeping tabs on the success of Irish athletes, and cheering on the successes of his own children and grandchildren.

But Tom’s greatest joy was always his family. He is survived by his adoring wife of 49 years, Bridget Fanning Fallon, and his three daughters: Angela Parrish and her husband Christian and their three children, Fallon, Quinn, and Rory, Caroline and her husband Nicklaus, and his youngest, Dawn. Tom is the beloved brother of Eamon Fallon, of Highland Falls, New York, and Vivian Fallon, of Palmerstown Dublin, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and countless friends across the world.

Tom Fallon was full of life and he will remain an unforgettable force to all who were blessed to know him. He was a man who had a kind word for everyone, and to meet Tom was to immediately become his friend. He is sorely missed already.

Visiting hours are Friday, August 20, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan, NY. The funeral mass will be live-streamed and can be viewed through the church’s website:

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,

Margaret A. Fazzone

Margaret A. Fazzone (nee Parisi) 72, of Cresskill, NJ, formerly of Little Italy in NYC, where she was born and raised, passed away at home on Sunday, August 15, 2021.  Beloved wife of the late James J. Fazzone. Loving mother/grandmother and so proud of her children and grandchildren: Roni Fazzone, Bobbie Pennisi; Samantha, Stephanie, and Domenick Pennisi. Cherished daughter of Robert Parisi and the late Stella Parisi.

Real estate agent in Forest Hills,NY.   Loved to travel.  

A lady with impeccable taste in decor and fashion. Magic in the kitchen( God will ask her to make her gravy).  Quick witted with very funny humor. Fighter and Survivor. She was so beautiful and illuminating like a shooting star.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM with a funeral service to be held at 1PM. The wake and service can be viewed through the link below:

In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 

David Thomas Northrop


Born on June 24th, 1935 in Hackensack, New Jersey, Dave has been a lifelong resident of the state, growing up in Bogota and a resident of Old Tappan since 1974.  He passed away on August 12th, 2021 at the age of 86.  He is predeceased by his parents Harry Pinckney and Sarah Cortelyou (Overbaugh) Northrop as well as his first wife Arden Ruth (Svenson) Northrop.  He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marlene Ann Northrop, his daughter Melissa Arden Keiser and her husband Richard H. Keiser of Alexandria, VA and his daughter Dr. Jennifer A. Northrop and her husband Dr. John Delmonte Jr. of Saratoga Springs, NY as well as three granddaughters Amanda Keiser, Alessandra Delmonte and Avery Delmonte.

David attended Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, where he received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science.  Dave was fortunate to enjoy a long and successful career in the field of computers and information technology.  He initially worked at Fairchild Industries and then became the Director of the Computer Science Department at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he also served as an instructor.  Dave then worked for over 30 years in New York City as the Director of Information Technology at Hachette Filipacchi Media from where he retired in 2005.

Dave served in the United States Naval Reserves for 8 years as a radio specialist.  This was ideal for Dave, combining his passion for science and technology with his love of boats and the water.

Dave always enjoyed music immensely and played piano from age 5 onwards.  He was exceptionally talented and able to play by ear for hours without music in front of him. He played piano for a ballet school to earn money during his college years.  He also filled in at church on the organ and piano over the years and enjoyed playing at many social events.  Dave and Marlene enjoyed attending performances of the New York City Ballet, having been season ticket holders for over 50 years.

Dave was a parishioner at Trinity Reformed Church in Old Tappan since 1974, having been a member of the choir and serving on the Consistory as Deacon, later as an Elder and eventually as the President.

Dave was also very active as an Old Tappan resident.  He joined the Board of Health and the Senior Advisory Board in 2006, becoming the chairman a year later.  He also joined the Golden Age Club and started to offer computer instruction to all interested.  He was instrumental in developing several new programs for the senior residents of Old Tappan which are still in existence today.

Freemasonry was a large part of Dave’s life starting in his late teenage years.  He initially joined the Falls City Masonic Lodge, No. 82 in Paterson, NJ where he was a past master.  Upon dissolution of that lodge, Dave joined Temple Lodge, No. 173 in Westwood.  Dave achieved the highest honor in Freemasonry as a 33rd degree master mason, a supreme honor bestowed only on those who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Brotherhood, as well as professional and personal accomplishments.

Dave loved animals (he had many pets throughout his lifetime including turtles, birds, and dogs) and appreciated the outdoors and nature.  He enjoyed walking everywhere and while Dave was working in New York City, he set a goal for himself to walk every city block of Manhattan at least once (he kept a small pocket map of the borough with him and would check off each block as he walked it) which he did eventually achieve!  He was an avid reader and loved books about science, submarines, boats, codebreaking, medicine and spy mysteries.  Dave also loved to travel and was always interested in seeing new sights.

The family wishes to thank David’s longstanding physician Dr. Harry Fried, for his many years of thoughtful and outstanding care, as well as Dr. Harvey Gross and partners who provided exceptional care to Dave in the last two years while at The Jewish Home.  Additionally, special thanks to the Jewish Home facilities in Rockleigh and River Vale for their dedication and compassion to Dave and Marlene.

Family services to be private with a memorial service to follow in the future.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to Trinity Reformed Church, 292 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 (

Concetta Barbara Jovino

Concetta Barbara Jovino (nee Ambrosino), affectionately known as Connie and Tootsie, 87, of Blauvelt, NY, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Sal (Dean Anthony) Jovino. Cherished mother of Louise Jovino and proud grandmother of Deanna and Teresa. In addition to her daughter and granddaughters she is survived by her sister-in-law Mary, nephews, Sal (Maura), Joseph (Steve), and Anthony (Maureen); nieces, Rosemarie (Lee) and Julie (Charlie), as well as many grand nieces and nephews, cousins, cherished friends and of course her dog, Benji.

Connie was a member of the Romanesque Lodge #2198, Blauvelt as well as the Catholic Daughters.  She was a phenomenal cook. She loved to entertain and make every on feel like family.

She was fortunate to have traveled the world learning about different customs and cultures but her favorite destination was Guatemala where she visited her now grandchildren.  They were truly her greatest joy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale, NJ with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Concetta’s memory may be made to MSKCC, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or any other organization that promotes medical research, inclusion, diversity and kindness or helps humans or animals.

Eric Santarlasci

Eric Santarlasci, 48, of Trinity, FL, formerly of The Bronx, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 7, 2021. He is survived by his loving parents Joseph and Lorraine Santarlasci, his beautiful children Lorenzo, Giovana and Giuliana, their loving mother Christina and his sister Lauren. Also survived by his Godmother Marion DeSisto and Godfather Jack Mariani.
Eric was a project executive for JA Watts, Inc. where he will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 6-9 PM for family and Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 10 AM – 2 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Eric’s memory may be made to Tunnel to Towers.

James A. Scaringe

James A. Scaringe, 94, of Orangeburg, NY, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. Beloved husband of 69 years to Mary (nee Pensiero). Proud father of four sons, James and wife Mary, John and wife Christine, Jerrold, and the late Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Danielle and Gabriella. Dearest brother of Carl, Uncle and cousin to dozens of loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Jim was a US Navy Veteran of WWII enlisting as a 17 year old in 1944. He retired from the NYPD as a Detective Sergeant after 26 years of decorated service. He then served as an Assistant Chief Investigator for the State District Attorney’s Office for another 14 years. He was a devoted parishioner and usher at St. Catharine’s Church in Blauvelt, NY and was a member of the Sons of Italy, Rockland Lodge 2176, Blauvelt. He will also be remembered by many in the community for his involvement with the Orangetown “Mighty Midget” Youth Football Organization, where he was known as “Coach Scaringe” for over 22 years.

Due to the current health crisis, funeral arrangements are private but a memorial to properly honor Jim is planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sons of Italy Joseph Scaringe Scholarship Fund, 46 Van Wyck Rd.Blauvelt, N.Y. 10913.

Marie Farrell

Marie Farrell (nee LaCavalla), 84, of Northvale, NJ, formerly of Spring Valley, NY, passed away at home on Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was born on February 20, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to Lilly LaCavalla (nee Ciulla) and Joseph S. LaCavalla.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas Patrick Farrell, Sr. To whom she was married for 50 wonderful years. Together they raised 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Loving mother of Michael Farrell and wife Barbara of West Nyack, NY, Joseph Farrell and wife Janice of Scotch Plains, NJ and the late Thomas P. Farrell, Jr. She was a very proud grandmother of Hilary, Connor, Teresa, Emily and Maura, whom she loved dearly. Dearest sister of Prudie LaCavalla and the late Joseph LaCavalla and mother-in-law of Heather Farrell.

Marie retired from Mercedes-Benz in Montvale after 20 years of service, where she made lifelong friends. She was a devout parishioner of St. Anthony’s RC Church of Northvale, NJ and was also an active member of the Northvale Senior Center and The Golden Age Club.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11 AM.

The family is asking that donations be made in Marie’s memory in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

Anna May Sprague

Anna May Sprague, 88, formerly of West Creek, NJ and Keeseville, NY, passed from this world on August 8, 2021 at Bergen County Health Care Center, surrounded by the most caring and loving staff. Anna May was born May 2, 1933, the daughter of Morris Hanley Wilson and Marion Estelle (Caterall) Wilson at her parent’s home in Riverside, NJ. Anna May enjoyed socializing. She possessed a kind child-like heart, a pretty singing voice, and the most gorgeous hands. She often told her story of being offered a hand-modeling job in NYC, but her father thought her too young to embrace the opportunity. The story never got old, and it would be a joy to hear it once again.

Anna may was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Marion (Wilson) Pray and her husband Clifford; a brother, Maurice “Bud” Wilson and his wife Pauline, and a brother Charles Wilson. She is survived by her only daughter, Patricia Ann and her son-in-law, David Mendofik, Jr., three nephews, two nieces, and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private.

“Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone, and find a way to forgive the things you loved the least!”

Dolores Norton

Dolores Norton (ne Kovacs), 94, of Old Tappan, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Martin and her brother Sonny. Loving mother of Martin Norton. Proud grandmother of Matthew Norton and wife Ashley and Kelly Norton. Dear sister of Beatrice Miller and aunt of Lorraine and Debbie. Also survived by Diane Norton.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 4 – 5:30 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donation to the James F. McGuire Northvale Senior Center, 116 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ 07647, would be greatly appreciated.