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Obituaries May 21, 2015  RSS feed

Obituaries

GENEVIEVE CHRISTOPHER died on Sunday, May 17, at the age of 93. She was the wife of the late James Christopher, loving mother of Rosemary DiLorenzo and John Christopher, cherished grandmother of Richard, Daniel and Lauren, great-grandmother of Ashley and dear sister of Nancy Cutillo and the late Marie Babbino, Madeline Babbino and Michael Babbino. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday, May 20, at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle Village, followed by entombment at All Faiths Cemetery Trinity Mausoleum, Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

THERESA COUTROULOS of Jackson Heights died on Saturday, May 16, at the age of 90. A native of New York, she was the devoted mother of Constantine Coutroulos. A Divine Liturgy was offered at Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, Corona, followed by interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.

OLGA GRUNKE of Ridgewood died on Saturday, May 16, at the age of 94. A native of Kelpin, Germany, she was the wife of the late Hans and devoted mother of Inge Vetter, Erika Samide and Rosemarie Wedler. She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, by Rev. Curtis Dorsey, followed by cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village.

GEORGE SCUMPIA of Glendale died on Wednesday, May 13, at the age of 83. A native of Lokve, Yugoslavia, he was the beloved husband of Maria and devoted father of Djordje Scumpia and Maria Zurz. He is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, by Rev. Dimitri Musta, followed by interment at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village.

MILENKA MATOVIC of Ridgewood died on Tuesday, May 12, at the age of 78. A native of Rudo, Yugoslavia, she was the beloved wife of Radivoje Matovic, devoted mother of Dragan Matovic, Zoran Matovic, Milan Matovic and Goran Matovic and dear sister of Rada Cikovic, Jovanka Arsic, Brane Arsic and Drago Arsic. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, by Rev. Djokan Majstrovic, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood.

JOSE VACA of Ridgewood died on Wednesday, May 13, at the age of 102. A native of Ambato, Ecuador, he was the beloved husband of Luz Maria Sanchez and devoted father of Mercedes Melendez, Rodrigo Vaca, Marcelo Vaca, Manuel Vaca, Laura Bravo and the late Ines Recalde. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.

CAMELIA TURI of Ridgewood died on Sunday, May 10, at the age of 46. A native of Lugoj, Romania, she was the beloved wife of Tibieriu Turi. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, by Rev. Viorel Dimitrescu, followed by interment at Rosemount Cemetery, Newark, N.J.

RAMON E. MARTINEZ of Brooklyn died on Thursday, May 14, at the age of 69. A native of Moca, Dominican Republic, he was the beloved husband of Alejandrina, devoted father of Roberto Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Santiago Martinez, Dania Martinez and Leo Martinez and dear brother of Ricardo Martinez, Felio Martinez, Dinely Martinez, Antonio Martinez, Fresa Martinez, Casilda Martinez, Charles Martinez, Teofilo Martinez and Josefina Martinez. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Martin of Tours Church, Bushwick, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.

JOSEPH P. KERKHOVEN of Ridgewood died on Tuesday, May 12, at the age of 69. A native of Brooklyn, he was the husband of the late Barbara and devoted father of Karen Kerkhoven and Michael Kerkhoven. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village.