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COURIER NEWS LOCAL NEWS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1999 B-3 Airport hangar paved to make way for shopping center By SUZANNE C. RUSSELL Staff Writer LINDEN Now that the landmark hangar at Linden Airport has been leveled, work will begin on a new shopping complex, part of which is sched uled to open by next fall. The 1940s hangar along routes 1 and 9, built by the Navy when the airport was used to test World War II fighter planes, was leveled 1 recently, Councilman Charles Crane said. Work soon will begin to grade the 67 acres of property along the high way, an area slated for a (hopping center, hotel complex, movie theater and restaurants. The old hangar has been replaced by a smaller, new one for the airport that remains operational.

The city just received about million from the Federal Aviation Administration to repave the air port runway, Crane said. "With this new developer, we've proceeded more quickly than expected," said Crane, chairman of the council's Airport Committee. Developer Starwood Ceruzzi of Fairfield, received title to the Linden Airport property from the city in June. OBITUARIES BITU ARIES Special tributes purchased by family and friends To place an obituary: Fax (908) 707-3205 Monday to Friday 9 am to pm Saturday to Sunday 3 to 7 pm You also may call (908) 707-3251 during those hours To place an in memoriam or card of thanks: Call (908) 722-3500 (The deadline is 2 days prior to puHlcntion) 'A X-jr miim 4 Anna Mc Mister, 89, great-grandmother BASKING RIDGE Anna R. "Nancy" (Nolan) Mc Alister, 89, died Friday (Oct.

22, 1999) at the Green-brook Manor Nursing and Convalescent Center in Green Brook. Mrs. Mc Alister was born in Newark, and lived in East Keansburg and Middletown, before moving to Fellowship Village, Basking Ridge in 1996. She was head teller with First Fidelity Bank in Atlantic Highlands from 1955 until her retirement in 1971. She was a communicant of St.

Catherine's Church in Middletown, and was a member and former president of the St. Catherine's Church Rosary Society. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander A. Mc Alister, who died in 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Westlein of Warren; two sisters, Margaret Daniels of Caldwell and Elizabeth Fehily of Sewell; three grandchildren, Jennifer Triolo, Michael Westlein and Ellen Rocca; and four great-grandchildren, Alexander, Abigail, Aaron and Elmer Rieth, 84, former accountant Elmer F.

Rieth, 84, of Spring Lake died Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He was born in Nutley and had resided in Scotch Plains for over 30 years, before moving to Spring Lake 10 years ago. He was employed as an accountant in the Research and Development Division at Union Carbide, Bound Brook, for 33 years, retiring in 1976. He was a parishioner of St.

Catharine's, Church, Spring Lake. He also had been a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1711, Henry J. Waterson Council, Scotch Plains. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Mr.

Rieth was predeceased by his brother Edward. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Elsa Mahringer Rieth; five sons, Robert of Brentwood, William of Middletown, Thomas of Shelton, John of Pennfield, N.Y., and James of Oak-dale, a daughter, Janice Crosby of Sudbury, 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 A.M. Tuesday at the O'Brien Funeral Home, Highway 35 at New Bedford Road, Wall, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St.

Catharine's Church, Spring Lake. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Entombment private at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to MS Society, Mid Jersey Chapter, P.O. Box Belmar, N.J. 07719 or to a charity of your choice. Alice Skiba, 73, worked for Lucent BERKELEY HEIGHTS Alice (nee Miczko) Skiba, 73, died Friday (Oct. 22, 1999) in the Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington.

Mrs. Skiba was born in Newark and lived in Irvington for 20 years, before moving to Berkeley Heights 33 years ago. She was a receptionist and a security clerk at Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill for 20 years, retiring in 1994. Mrs. Skiba was very active with the Berkeley Heights Senior Citizens, acting as the club's treasurer for the past few years.

She was predeceased by her husband, John. Surviving are her daughter, Maryann Gallagher and her son, Joseph Skiba, both of Califon; three sisters, Mary Albright and Lillian PHOTO BY WILLIAM D. BIRD Volunteers Andy Pascoe, 8, of Glen Gardner, left, and Michael Mealey, 8, of Clinton sit around a camp fire sipping sodas after helping pick up litter as part of the South Branch Watershed Association's Waterway Cleanup on Saturday afternoon. Volunteers flock toCe ntral Jersey on so ecias day Teresa Ciancio, 74, born in Italy BRIDGEWATER Teresa Mara-sia Ciancio, 74, died Friday (October 22, 1999) at home. Born in Santa Onofrio, Calabria, Italy, she immigrated to the United States 45 years ago.

A former resident of Middlesex; she resided in Bridge-water for the past 26 years. Mrs. Ciancio was a seamstress and dressmaker fir 37 years, most recently with theWmer Fambrs Dress Company of before retiring in 1987. 1 She enjoyed Rooking and sewing, but most importkntly her family was her life. She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph, in 173 and her sister, marianna Trecozji in 1997.

Surviving are her husband 55 years, Antonio; a son, Dominic, aid daughter-in-law, Linda, of Readington Township; two daughters, Joann6 and son-in-law Pasquale Santaguila of Bridgewater and Catherine and Son-in-law Anthony Natale of Readington Township; two brothers, Rosaio Marasia of Plainfield and Anthony Marasia of Raritan; grandchildren Anthony and Dominic Ciancio, Kinberly Mulligan, Roseann Pineda, Ttefesa Nicoletti, Patricia Hardison, Joanne Santa-guida, Michael, Joseph and Anthony Natale and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will begin 8:45 a.m. Tuesday from the Branchburg Funeral Home, 910 U.S Highway 202 South, Branchburg, folkwed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at the St. Ani's Church, 45 Anderson Raritan.

Entombment will be in the St. Bernaris Cemetery Mausoleum, Bridgewate-. Visitation hours are from 2 to 4 p.n, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funenl home. Inez Page, 67, grandmother of 9 SCOTCH PLAINS Inez Louise (Crawley) Page, 67, died Ihursday (Oct.

21, 1999) at her brothers home in Franklin. Born in Plainfield, she residtd there until moving to Scotch Plains 31 years ago. She had been employed by tke Ro-selle Board of Education for 12 Tears. Mrs. Page was also a member the Faith Fellowship World Outreach Center of Edison.

Surviving are her husband, Doiald Edward Page; three sons, Donald Kim Page and Patrick Page, both of Plain-field, and Michael Scotland Page of Norwalk, one daughter, Bridget Toni Sanchez of Louisville, seven brothers, Clifford and Lan Crawley, both of Franklin, Howari Crawley of Wilmington, N.C., Carltoi Crawley of Waccmau, N.C., Gerald Crawley of Williamsport, Leslie Crawley of Middlesex, and Reginald Crawley of Hagerstown, five sis ters, Gloria White of Laurelton, N.Y., Margaret Pettiford, Alma Crawley, Joanne Crawley and Brenda Crawley, all of Franklin; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rose of Sharon Community Church, 825 W. Seventh Plainfield, followed by interment at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m.

Monday p.m. at the Higgins Home for Funerals, 209 West Eighth St, Plainfield. Mary Hahon, 82, former comptroller SOMERVILLE Mary Hahon, 82, of Somerville, formerly of New York City, died Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at the Hunterdon Medical Center. She was employed by Bell Exterminator in New York City as comptroller and secretary for 45 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a parishioner of St. Ann's Church in Raritan. She is survived by several ni(ces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Speer-Van Arsdple Funeral Home, 10 West End Somerville, followed by an 11 a.Ji.

Mass at St. Ann's Church. Interment at Bound Brook Cemetery. SIXTH ANNIVERSARY In Loving Memory John A. "Johnny" Rivera 1 i CX'tnlxri I'W Wc love you and miss you, you'll be forever in our hearts Wv MiWrf fcv Mum, Dud.

fiimi'y FrivmU Molly Marino, 88, born in Italy PLAINFIELD Molly'c. Marino, 88, died Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at Great Bay Nursing Home in Little Egg Harbor. I She was born in the province of Caserta Maddoloni, Italy, and came to Plainfield in 1919; she resided there until 1994, when she moved to Little Egg Harbor. I Mrs.

Marino worked for Samoset Laundry in then she worked for 20 years for Hyatt Roller Bearing Co. in Clark, retiring in 1976. Molly was a communicant of St. Bernards Church in Plainfield. She was also devoted to the Shrine of St.

Ann and to Our Lady of The Cape. She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore J. Marino, in 1983, and a grandson, Anthony Marino, in 1994. Surviving are a son, Anthony M. Marino of Little Egg Harbor; a brother, John Pellegrino of Virginia; three sisters, Antoinette Perettl and Angie Jankoski, both of South Plainfield, and Catherine Pellegrino of Plainfield; two granddaughters, Cheryl and Theresa; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held a.m. Tuesday from the Scarpa Funeral Home, 22 Craig Place, North Plainfield, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Bernards Church, Plainfield. Burial in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield.

Visiting hours 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Doris Campbell, 85, registered nurse BERKELEY HEIGHTS Doris K. Campbell, 85, died Thursday (Oct.

21, 1999) at the New Jersey Eastern Star Home in Bridgewater. Born in New Haven, Mrs. Campbell lived in Berkeley Heights for 51 years. She graduated in 1934 from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Newark. She was a registered nurse with Glenside Nursing Home in New Providence for 12 years, retiring in 1986.

She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star Pearl Chapter 79 of Dover. Her husband, Gifford, died in July 1989. She is survived by two daughters, Irene Cohrs and Charlotte Mel-ing; a son, William G. Campbell; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m.

at Valley Memorial Funeral Home, 1012 Valley Road, Gillette on 11 a.m. Monday. Visiting is from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Eastern Star Home, 111 Finderne Bridgewater, N.J.

08807. Helen Donovan, 78, former area resident Helen Elizabeth Ringkamp Donovan, 78, of Dayton, died late Friday evening (Oct. 22, 1999) at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born April 26, 1921, in Trenton, N.J. and was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Schneider Ringkamp.

Mrs. Donovan was a homemaker. She moved to Virginia from New Jersey in 1979. Surviving are her husband, James Donovan; three daughters, Cathy Axtt of Martins Creek, Christine DiLeo of Middlesex, and Denise Pauser of Branchburg; one sister, Catherine Kelley of Belmar; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Burial and service will be private.

Kyger Trobaugh Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, is in charge of the arrangements. Linda grandmother of 3 PISCATAWAY Linda Dorothy Schenck, 48, died Thursday (Oct. 21, 1999) in New Brunswick. Born in Somerville, she was a lifetime resident of the area. She was an assembler for 3M Corporation in Flemington.

Surviving are a daughter, Tracy Malachi of Somerville; a son, Terrell Schenck of Piscataway; a brother, Gary Hall of Somerville; her soul mate, William McPherson of Piscataway; and three grandchildren. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Church, 75 Davenport Somerville.

Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service, New Brunswick. Samantha. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Church, 5 Shore Acres Avenue, Middletown.

Interment Mount Olive Cemetery in Red Bank. Arrangements by Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, co St. Jude's Research Center, 501 St.

Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. PeterS. Cruz, 19, lived in Hillsborough Peter S. Cruz, 19, died on Friday (Oct.

22, 1999) as a result of injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in Hillsborough. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he had resided in Las Piedra, Puerto Rico, for eight years, and in Plainfield and Hillsborough, before moving to Allen-town, in July. He was employed as a driver and food handler for Sodexo-Marriott Corp. of Hillsborough for the past two years. He had attended Plainfield High School and was a 1998 graduate of Hillsborough High School.

He was also presently attending Raritan Valley Community College in Somerville. His father, Pedro Cruz, and his two sisters, Elisabeth and Rebekah Cruz, all died in 1981. His grandmother, Maria Rodriguez, died on Sept. 19, 1999. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Magdelina and Miguel Monet of Allentown, a sister, Amanda Monet of Allentown; a brother, Gabriel Monet of Allentown; and his maternal grandfather, Miguel A.

Fontanez of Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Hillside Cemetery of Samptown in South Plainfield. Relatives and friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McCriskin Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield South Plainfield.

William Renkart, 64, lived in Piscataway PISCATAWAY William T. Renkart, 64, died Thursday (Oct. 21, 1999) at his residence. Born in Harrison, he had lived in Piscataway since 1967. He was a transportation technician for Emery Worldwide in Newark for 33 years, retiring in 1998.

Mr. Renkart was a member of the Piscataway Elks 2414 and Teamsters Local 478 of Newark. He is survived by two sons, William J. of Piscataway and Ronald J. of Franklin Park; three daughters, Cheryl Renkart-Moore of Piscataway, Lou Ann Harney of Branchburg, and Lori-Jean M.

Sara of South Bound Brook; a brother, Robert Renkart of East Newark; two sisters, Joan Warden of East Newark and Leona Restiano of Seaside Heights; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Piscataway Funeral Home. Interment following at Resurrection Burial Park. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m.

and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. MaryGorzenik, 84, great-grandmother MANVILLE Mary Gorzenik, 84, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1999) at home. Born in Newark, Mrs.

Gorzenik lived in Manville for many years. She was a homemaker, and a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Manville. She was also a member of the Manville Senior Citizens. She is predeceased by her husband, Walter Gorzenik, who died in 1977. Surviving are three daughters, Theresa Komorski of Manville, Joan Po-meisl of Hackettstown, and Lorraine Morgan of Manville; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The viewing will be held, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Ketusky Funeral Home, 1310 Brooks Manville. The funeral will be 8:15 a.m. Monday, from the Ketusky Funeral Home, to be followed by a 9 a.m.

Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Manville. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hillsborough. By SYLVIE MULVANEY and MARCOS PAGAN Gannett New Jersey The power of 2 million volunteers was evident across the country Saturday, and Central Jersey was no exception. Locally, a book drive for sick children and a food collection for a pet adoption center contributed to the single-largest day of volunteerism in the country. The reason: Saturday was Make a Difference Day, which is sponsored by USA Weekend and challenges Americans to improve their communities every fourth Saturday in October.

Family ties Food was so scarce Friday at Sayr-ebrook Pet Adoption Center in Sayre-ville that staff members broke up dog biscuits to mix with the meals. "We had one bag of dog food left," said Diane Grushewsky, director of the no-kill shelter at Washington Road and Main Street. "We hit a real dry spell." Ordinarily, the situation would have left Grushewsky scrambling to feed the nearly 60 dogs and 100-plus cats housed in the building's large basem*nt. But she knew help was on the way. That help arrived Saturday afternoon, in the form of 625 pounds of dog and cat food, delivered by the Skirka family of Jamesburg.

Christine and Samantha Skirka, ages 13 and 10, respectively, spent several months writing letters requesting donations from pet food companies. They held pet food drives at school and church, and kicked in their own allowance to help purchase food. Book worms The Woodland-Mill Lake Parent-Teacher Association and students from Monroe were busy handing out cheer Saturday. They donated thousands of books and videocassettes to the pediatric wards of the St. Peter's, Robert Wood Johnson and Raritan Bay medical centers.

"The children really enjoy donating their time," said parent volunteer Vicky Flood. The parent organization collected thousands of children's books and organized dozens of kids to make bookmarks and create books on tape for children at the pediatric wards who can't read. Flood said she learned of Make of Difference Day through the Internet. "I knew it was the perfect thing for us to do," Flood said. "The parents and kids here do a lot of volunteering and create a strong sense of community." A ray of hope In Edison, more than a dozen volunteers from the Junior Women's Club of the Greater Brunswick Area added some excitement to what otherwise would have been an uneventful day at Ozanam Homeless Shelter on Truman Drive.

The group organized its annual Fall Festival on Saturday to help entertain the roughly 50 children living at the shelter, while affording their parents a few hours of relaxation, said Sharon Calabria, club president. "These kids really have nothing to do," Calabria said as several children ran past, their faces adorned with sparkles and painted-on designs. "Kids play best. That's what they do." For several hours, the children played miniature golf, ring toss and games of chance, and took turns sitting still while clown volunteer Bonky Bird created ornate patterns with face paints. Everyone walked away with prizes and feasted on ice cream sundaes.

Frenchtown: The Parent-Teacher Association planned to paint a United States map on Frenchtown Elementary School's new macadam. Hillsborough: Therapists planned to provide therapy for elderly and sick people at a nursing home. Hunterdon County: The South Branch Watershed Association planned a cleanup of the South Branch of the Raritan River. Plainfield: Volunteers planned to seek donations for Y2K survival kits for needy individuals. Somerville: The Somerville Youth Council planned to conduct a car wash fund-raiser to help flood victims affected by Hurricane Floyd.

Westfield: The Project 179 Alternative Program planned to link students with senior citizens so the children can learn history. Falkowski, both of Florida, and Cath erine Mackey of Bedminster; and three grandchildren, John and James Gallagher, and Jamie-Lynn Skiba. Funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednes day from the Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Berkeley Heights, followed by a 10 I a.m. Funeral Mass in Little Flower IChurch, Berkeley Heights.

Interment iin St. Teresa's Cemetery, Summit. Visiting 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. londay and Tuesday.

larjorie Wellish, 70, grandmother of 7 1 ANNANDALE Marjorie H. 70, died Saturday (Oct. 23, 1999) at the Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township. Born Sept. 30, 1929, in Richview, III, to the late Meredith A.

Haun and th late Lulu Bell Green, she grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and lived in Stirling for over 35 years before moving to Annandale two years ago. She was a homemaker and a mem-berof the Senior Club of Clinton Towm ship. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold P. Wellish. Surviving are her beloved daughters, Richelle Som-mer of Annandale, Meredith Cook of Nazareth, and Nancy Boyd of Easton, her son, Michael Wellish of Apex, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton. Interment at B'nai Abraham Memorial Park, Union. Visiting hours 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Monday at the Martin Funeral Home, Clinton, In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington, N.J. 08822, or The American Cancer Society, 84 Park Flemington, N.J. 08822. 22ND ANNIVERSARY In Sad Loving Memory of My lli'lnved Son, JOSEPH MATTHEW MIRLOCCA 12158 102477 Not a dny goes by tlwl you are nol in my eye. I know you rcsl wilh God.

Thai I miss you is nol odd. My prayers are wilh you always. ljve, Mother Make a Difference Day activities A sampling of Make a Difference Day activities scheduled Saturday in Central Jersey: Bloomsbury: The community planned to collect shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children. Bridgewater: Volunteers planned to record children's stories and adult best sellers onto cassettes and deliver them to children's and elderly centers. Bridgewater: Volunteers planned to help senior citizens paint Halloween pumpkins at a nursing home.

Bridgewater: Volunteers planned to decorate and facilitate a party for teenagers at the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children. Franklin, Somerset County: The Meadows Foundation planned to clean up the flood-stricken Franklin Inn on Amwell Road..

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