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Deptford's Vincent Russo Jr. Dies, 28: 'To Know Him Was To Love Him'
Tributes are pouring in for beloved South Jersey native Vincent M. Russo Jr., who died Friday, Dec. 1, aged 28.
Vincent, of Deptford, had a “way of lighting up every room he walked into,” his obituary says. He loved spending time with his family and friends, driving the boat, and snacking on sunflower seeds.
Described as a snowbird, Vincent made frequent trips to Miami to escape the frigid temperatures of the north.
Above all, he leaves a legacy of compassion, empathy, and kindness for everyone he met.
“To know him, was to love him,” his memorial says. “Wherever he went, he made a friend …
New Haven Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies
Legendary television producer Norman Lear died after a lifetime of laughter surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his obituary.
He was 101 years old.
Lear, known for creating such iconic situation comedies as "All In the Family," and "Maude," was born in Connecticut in 1922 in New Haven, the eldest child of Jeanette and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman.
He grew up in a Jewish household. When Lear was 9 years old and living in Massachusetts with his family in Chelsea in Suffolk County, his father went to prison…
Funeral Set For 'Beloved' Teacher, Worcester Native Killed In Webster Wrong-Way Wreck
The superintendent of the school district where a 35-year-old woman who worked has canceled classes on Friday, Dec. 8, so students and staff can attend her funeral.
Connecticut resident Kayla Morey, age 35, of Dayville in Windham County, died Saturday Dec. 2 in Massachusetts when she was involved in a head-on collision in Worcester County.
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Police said Jordan Pimentel, age 31, got onto I-395 in Webster, driving north in the southbound lane, and crashed into Morey just after 10:15 p.m. They both di…
Clifton Musician, 29, Stabbed Dead In Philadelphia
A 29-year-old musician from Clifton, NJ died in a Philadelphia stabbing last month.
Carl James "CJ" Mueller III was found unresponsive on the 1400 block of Snyder Avenue around 3:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, Philadelphia police said.
Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. The sorrow we feel when... Posted by Ginger Kelly on Monday, November 27, 2023
CJ, who was reported missing, was pronounced dead just before 3:30 a.m.
A postmortem exam performed by a doctor with a detective present and a single stab wound was found in the ce…
Woodbridge Murder Victim April Duncza Remembered As Professional With 'Creative Brilliance'
April Duncza, the 39-year-old New Jersey woman believed killed by her ex-boyfriend is being remembered for her creative brilliance and professional success.
Duncza, a Nebraska native, was found during a welfare check at a home on Paul Street in the Fords section of Woodbridge with serious head trauma around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said.
She was later pronounced dead and her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Bacon, 46, of Keanesburg, has been charged with murder, Ciccone previously announced.
Duncza's obituary on the Higgins Home for Funerals website…
Worker ID'd After Crushing Death Between Forklift, Tractor-Tractor in York
A 30-year-old person has been identified following a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a forklift at work in Manchester Township on Thursday.
The coroner identified the victim as Joseph Via III, "Joey, who was in the process of transitioning to Lizzy," her stepmother, Sue Frederick Via, said in a Facebook post.
She was found unresponsive and entrapped between a forklift and a parked tractor-trailer at her place of work, C-P Flexible Packaging, located at 15 Grumbacher Road, Manchester Township at 11:10 a.m. on Nov. 30, authorities explained. "It is unknown exa…
William 'Mush' Marchioni, Clifton Native, Diehard Metallica Fan, 54
William "Mush' Marchioni, died on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the age of 54, according to his obituary.
Born in Passaic, Marchioni was a lifelong Clifton resident, his obituary reads. He owned Mush Made Custom Screen Printing in Passaic for 15 years, according to his obituary.
He is survived by his wife Laura, his daughter, Jamie, his siblings, Donna and James and other relatives and friends, his obituary reads.
Today I need to post about the most devastating thing that has ever happened to me in my life. Last night I lost three... Posted by Laura Fasino-marchioni on Friday, November 10, …
Joshua Lechtrecker, Lifelong Clark Resident, 35
Joshua Lechtrecker, a lifelong Clark resident, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, after being diagnosed with lung cancer, according to his obituary.
Lechtrecker was born in Rahway to his parents, Elizabeth and Anthony, who survive him, his obituary reads. He worked as a maintenance manager at A&C Catalyst in Linden for seven years, according to his obituary.
Where do I even begin, Josh was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer last month. The first week of November he... Posted by Donna Black on Monday, November 27, 2023
Lechtrecker is survived by his partner, Donna, his friend J…
Murder-Suicide: Victim, 28, Moved To US To Chase Her Dreams, Friends Say
Kethlen Paula Alves Tavares Trindade Rocha, a 28-year-old woman gunned down by her ex-boyfriend in a murder-suicide in Marlborough, came to the United States to find a better life, her friends said in a fundraiser.
Kethlen was shot and killed Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, by her ex-boyfriend, Marlon Moreira Costa, 29, at her home on Rice Street, the Middlesex District Attorney said.
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The couple had been in an argument at his home the night before. The next morning, he followed her home, forced his way …
Ryan Coryell Of Ewing Dies Of Pneumonia Amid 'Happiest Year Ever' At 33
A 33-year-old man from Ewing has died after a two-month battle with pneumonia, his loved ones say.
Ryan Coryell had married the love of his life, Kate, last year, according to his obituary. He died on Nov. 24.
"Being with the now Kate Coryell, along with their dog Jeter, was easily the happiest times in Ryan’s life," his obituary reads.
"As you can imagine, his sudden passing has broken the hearts of everyone who knew him," his sister, Ally Picone of Trenton, wrote on a GoFundMe page. "Please consider donating to help support his wife, Kate, as she navigates this next chapter."
Single Mom Seeks Support After Leesburg Disabled Daughter's Death
A Loudoun County mom is seeking support after her disabled daughter died.
Jessica Josiah Burke, of Leesburg, died Monday, Nov. 27, according to her mom Betheny Burke. She was 18 years old.
Affectionately called "Pia" by her mom, Jessica battled Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, a rare genetic condition, and "brought immeasurable joy and love to those around her," her mom said on a GoFundMe campaign.
"As a single parent, this devoted mom faced challenges with resilience and strength, providing unwavering care for her special daughter," Betheny writes. "Now, in the wake of an unexpected loss, w…
Hampton Driver Killed In Head-On Crash Leaves Behind Wife, Kids
Support is on the rise for the family of a New Jersey dad who was killed in a head-on crash earlier this week.
Christopher Jones, 56, of Hampton, was driving a Subaru north on Route 31 when he entered the left lane going against the flow of traffic and collided with a southbound Mack truck head-on, suffering fatal injuries around 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, Daily Voice reported.
Christopher is remembered as a “kind soul” and adored his wife Monica, and their children, Ed, Manny, and Francesco, a GoFundMe launched for the family’s support says.
“We lost a key piece of our family when Chri…
Justin Sassaman Of Alexandria Dies, 2 Months
Hunterdon County is in mourning for Justin Howard Sassaman, a 2-month-old boy who died at home in Alexandria Township on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Born in Raritan Township, Justin leaves behind his loving parents, Jenny Rae Sassaman and Tyler J. Gatlin, his obituary says.
He is also survived by his cherished siblings, Logan Sassaman, Joseph Papa, Leon Gatlin, and Tyler Gatlin, Jr.; his Maternal grandparents, Ray A. and Kat J. Sassaman; uncle, Jason H. Sassaman, and cousin Ty Ellis.
A celebration of Justin’s life will be planned for a later date. Donations were being made in Justin’s lo…
North Hunterdon HS Grad Blake McGuire Dies At 27: 'Free Spirit'
Blake Kyle McGuire, of Bethlehem Township, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 17, his obituary says. He was 27 years old.
Born in Edison, Blake graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 2014 before attending Raritan Valley Community College.
He is being remembered as a “free spirit” with a passion for art and music, who loved to make others laugh with his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, his obit reads.
"I had Blake as a student and always enjoyed him," a former teacher wrote on Facebook. "He always made me smile."
Blake is survived by his parents, William and Susan McGuire; sisters, Kelly…
Expectant Mother From Cohoes Who Died Giving Birth Remembered As 'Friend To All'
Emma McTiernan never got to meet her newborn son, Finn.
The 36-year-old wife and mother from Cohoes in Albany County died early Wednesday, Nov. 8, due to complications experienced during childbirth, according to her obituary.
McTiernan’s untimely death leaves her husband, Joe, to raise their son on his own.
“On the night of the joyous occasion of delivering our beautiful baby boy, complications arose and Emma wasn’t able to pull through,” Mr. McTiernan wrote on Facebook.
“I cannot comprehend what has happened. This vibrant woman, incredible wife, loving mother and caring friend was stol…
Iconic Newsman Pablo Guzman Dies In Westchester: 'Was Real Deal'
Veteran journalist Pablo Guzman, who became well-known and well-loved among New Yorkers over his decades on the air with several outlets, has died, according to a report by CBS News.
Guzman, who spent nearly three decades with CBS New York after joining in 1995, died on Sunday morning, Nov. 26 at the age of 73, in Westchester.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury in Nassau County, Guzman began his television career at WNEW-TV Channel 5 in 1984 before joining WNBC in 1992.
After this, he started his career with CBS in 1995, eventually becoming a senior correspon…
Skateboarder, 28, Killed In Levittown Hit-Run: Bucks County Coroner
A skateboarder succumbed to his injuries last week after he was struck in a Levittown hit-and-run, said the Bucks County Coroner's Office.
Joel Steven Moreau, 28, died from multiple injuries and his death has been ruled accidental, authorities said.
Moreau was riding near Haines Road in Bristol Township when he was fatally struck on Friday evening, Nov. 24, according to officials. Police have not announced an arrest in connection with his death.
On a GoFundMe campaign launched Sunday, Nov. 26, Moreau's sister Nicole Yosick memorialized her brother as a "vibrant spirit."
"In loving memo…