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Obituaries January 17, 2013  RSS feed

DEATH NOTICES

CONNIE (CONCETTA) COFSKY
of West Hempstead died on Sunday, January 13, at the age of 81. A
native of Brooklyn, she was the
widow of the late Edmund, devoted mother of Deborah Cusick
and the late Richard Michael Cofsky, fond mother-in-law of Richard
Cusick, loving grandmother of
Daniella DeFalco and Philip De-
Falco, grandmother-in-law of
Frank Carbone and Vanessa De-
Falco, dear great-grandmother of
Dante, Francesco and Jon Carlo
Carbone and Samantha DeFalco,
dear sister of the late Anthony Antoniello and sister-in-law of Jennie
Antoniello and sister-in-law of
Irene and Jack Sutera of LaMesa,
California. She retired from the
Ridgewood Times in 1997 as manager of the subscription department. A Mass of Christian Burial
was offered at St. Thomas the
Apostle Church, West Hempstead.
Funeral arrangements were under
the direction of the Park Funeral
Home, Garden City, followed by
interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery.

PEGGY ORTNER of Ridgewood
died on Sunday, January 13, at the
age of 58. A native of Ridgewood,
she was the daughter of the late Peter
and Marge and dear sister of Jim,
Barbara and Vito Punzi and the late
Robert. A wake will be held on Friday, January 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. and
from 7 to 9 p.m. at Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Ave.,
Ridgewood. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be offered on Saturday,
January 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias
Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park,
Farmingdale, L.I.
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PETER C. TRAUTMANN of Glendale died suddenly on Tuesday, January 8, at the age of 75. Anative of the
Bronx, he was the beloved husband
of 45 years to Marieanna, devoted father of Peter Mark Trautmann, fatherin law of Amanda Trautmann,
cherished grandfather of Noah and
Luke Trautmann, dear brother of
Anita Bodak and dear brother-in-law
of Richard Bodak of Texas. He is also
survived by many nieces and
nephews. He was a member of Trinity Reformed Church and the Trinity
Lodge Free and Accepted Masons.
He was also a veteran of the U.S.
Army. Services were offered at Trinity Reformed Church, Ridgewood,
by Rev. Thomas Goodhart, followed
by interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, under the direction of Morton
Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels,
663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.
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HENRIETTA JONES of Queens
died on Thursday, January 10, at the
age of 104. Anative of Brooklyn, she
was the wife of the late John Paul, devoted mother of Joan, Richard and
Robert and mother-in-law of Joanne
and Lori. She is also survived by
three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. AMass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Stanislaus
Church, Maspeth, followed by interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery,
Maspeth, under the direction of Hess-
Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village.
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CATHERINE TIGHE of Glendale
died on Thursday, January 3, at the
age of 92. A native of Queens, she
was the beloved wife of John and devoted mother of Margaret, Donald,
Robert, Geraldine and Regina. She is
also survived by 10 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren. AMass
of Christian Burial was offered at St.
Pancras Church, Glendale, followed
by interment at Calverton National
Cemetery, Calverton, L.I., under the
direction of George Werst Funeral
Home, 71-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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GEORGE C. THOMPSON JR. of
Ridgewood died onMonday, January
7, at the age of 78. Anative of Ridgewood, he was the husband of the late
Patricia, devoted father of Mary Jo,
Sean, Paul and Charlie and dear
brother of William. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and was
a member of the Glenridge Senior
Citizens Group. A Mass of Christian
Burial was offered on Saturday, January 12, at St. Matthias Church,
Ridgewood, followed by interment at
St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale,
L.I., under the direction of Peter J.
Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa
Ave., Ridgewood.
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EDWARD TRABI of Glendale died
on Tuesday, January 8, at the age of
78. He was the beloved husband of
Anny Trabi, devoted father of Jannette Spaleny and Harold Trabi and
the son of the late Franz and Rosa. He
is also survived by four grandchildren. AMass of Christian Burial was
offered at St. Pancras Church, Glendale, followed by interment at All
Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village,
under the direction of George Werst
Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Ave.,
Glendale.
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ANAOLGUTAGHEORGHE died
on Saturday, January 12, at the age of
62. She was the beloved mother of
Madeleine Lauren Florescu and cherished grandmother of Zoe and Lara.
Services were offered on Tuesday,
January 15, at Papavero Funeral
Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth,
followed by cremation at Fresh Pond
Crematory, Middle Village.
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ANDREW RICHARD ROHS died
on Wednesday, December 19, 2012,
at the age of 87. He was the beloved
brother of Henry J. Rohs. He was
also a U.S. Army veteran who served
during World War II. A private cremation was held on Saturday, January 12, at Fresh Pond Crematory,
Middle Village, followed by interment of cremated remains at Calvary
Cemetery, Woodside, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home,
72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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JOHN FINOCCHIARO died on
Wednesday, January 9, in Boca
Raton, Fla. at the age of 88. He was
the husband of the late Marie Finocchiaro, loving father of Madeline and
William Duhs, Salvatore and Carol
Finocchiaro, Theresa and Richard
Flammia and the lateAnthony Finocchiaro and dear brother of Teresa
Abicca, Eleanor Sampogna and the
late Joseph, Anna and Josephine. He
is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who
served during World War II. A Mass

of Christian Burial was offered on
Monday, January 14, at Our Lady of
Victory Church, Floral Park, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, under the direction of
Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27
Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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JOSÉ MANUEL MELLA died on
Thursday, January 10, at the age of
73. He was the beloved husband of
Celia Mella, father of the late José
Mella, father-in-law of Olenka and
cherished grandfather of Jake, Julian
and José Manuel. A Mass of Chris-

tian Burial was offered on Monday,
January 14, at Our Lady of Hope
Church, Middle Village, followed by
entombment at St. John Cemetery
Ave Maria Garden Mausoleum, Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand
Ave., Maspeth.
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GEORGE FRANK LECZNAR
died on Thursday, January 10, at the
age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Francesca Leone-Lecznar,
loving father of Stacey Blake, Carl

Lecznar, Paul Lecznar and Concetta
Lecznar, cherished grandfather of
Kyle, Deandre, Cody, Amber, Peyton
and Brayden and dear brother of Jane
Zabik and Mary Ann Agate. He is
also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends. He was a U.S. Army veteran
who served during the Vietnam War.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday, January 16, at
St. Adalbert Church, Elmhurst, followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, L.I.,
under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave.,
Maspeth.
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MICHAEL TORMEY died on
Wednesday, January 9, at the age of
57. He was the son of the late Gerald
and Sophia Tormey, loving brother of
Gerald Tormey and cherished uncle
of Christina and James. Services
were offered on Monday, January 14,
at Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27
Grand Ave., Maspeth, followed by
cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory,
Middle Village.
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HELEN JOSEPHINE STERBENZ
of Glendale died on Friday, January
4, at the age of 79. A native of Glendale, she was the beloved aunt of
Paul, James, Anne Marie and Clare
and daughter of the late Frank and
Josephine. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias
Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at St Charles Cemetery,
Farmingdale, L.I., under the direction
of Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34
Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood.
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ROBERT J. DAUNHAUER of
Hicksville, L.I. died on Friday, January 11, at the age of 64. A native of
Brooklyn, he was the dear brother of
Eugenie Wills. He was also a veteran
of the U.S. Navy. AMass of Christian
Burial was offered at St. Thomas the
Apostle Church, Woodhaven, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, under the
direction of Morton Funeral
Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.
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AURELIJAN BALAN of Ridgewood died on Friday, January 11, at
the age of 64. A native of Ritisevo,
Yugoslavia, he was the beloved husband of Maria, loving son of Gheorghe Balan and dear brother of
Romolus Balan. Services were offered at Morton Funeral
Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, by
Rev. Gheorghe Schlop, followed by
interment at Ritisevo Cemetery, Ritisevo, Serbia.
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JON MUNCAN JR. of Philadelphia
died on Tuesday, January 8, at the age
of 42. A native of Lokve, Serbia, he
was the loving son of Ana Muncan.
Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by interment at Lokve Cemetery, Lokve, Serbia.