<![CDATA[Cusick Funeral Home - Current Obituaries]]>Sat, 24 Mar 2018 05:32:35 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Michael A. Yanocsko Jr.]]>Sat, 24 Mar 2018 05:05:00 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/michael-a-yanocsko-jrAge 62
Raritan Borough

Michael A. Yanocsko Jr., son of the late Michael Sr. and Irene (Ruzbarsky) Yanocsko, died March 20 at RWJ at Somerset in Somerville.

Mr. Yanocsko was a lifelong resident of Raritan. He retired in 2010 as a foreman for Somerset County Facilities and Services Department and had been with the County for 29 years. Mr. Yanocsko was a volunteer fireman from 1974 until 1982 with the Raritan Relief Fire Company #2.

He was predeceased by his sister Michele Yanocsko. Surviving are his son Andrew and daughter-in-law Cora and a grandson Shane. Visiting hours from 3pm-5pm on Saturday, April 7, at the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville.

​In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Raritan Fire Department, C/O Raritan Borough Hall, 22 First Street, Raritan, NJ 08869.]]>
<![CDATA[​Jacquelyn Harman]]>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:11:15 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/jacquelyn-harmanAge 73

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Harman, daughter of the late John and Agnes (Bakutes) Harman, died March 17. Jackie was a life long resident of Somerville. She retired in 2000 as the Post Master of the Branchburg Post Office after 34 years with US Postal Service.

Miss Harman was a enthusiast of horse racing, stamp and coin collecting and loved to shop with friends whenever available. Surviving are her cousins Robert and Gerry Tricarico, Dennis Dziki, Charlene Galeta and her BFF Chrissy Kennedy.

​Visiting will begin at 10am on Wednesday, March 21, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville and then followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville with interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Piscataway. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patricia Sena Zelus]]>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:23:41 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/patricia-sena-zelusAge 83
Formerly of Somerville  

Patricia Sena Zelus, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 17, 2018after battling cancer. She was born on Nov. 2, 1934 in Somerville N.J. and was one of three children born to Ann Fennell Sena and Charlie Sena. She married George J. Zelus Jr. on October 9, 1955. Pat was a long time parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville, and served as president of the Rosary Altar Society in the 1960’s. She practiced nursing for more than 40 years at Somerset Medical Center. 

In retirement, she and George moved to Belvidere, N.J. and enjoyed traveling the world and spending time with family and friends. Additionally, she began a small practice as a Legal Nurse consultant, and found time to volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital, Warren Campus in the Emergency Room, comforting patients and families as well as serving as an officer in the Ladies Auxiliary.  

Pat was preceded in death by her husband George and son Scotty, and her siblings Charlie and Cheryl. She is survived by daughter Sue AmRhein and husband Rick and their children Richie, Theresa and husband William, and Michelle and husband John; son Robert Zelus and wife Karen; son Bruce Zelus and wife Edwina and their children Lindsey, Dylan, and Olivia; daughter Carol DiTaranto and husband Chris and their children Matthew and Camryn.

Visitation will begin at 3pm and conclude with a Memorial Service at 5pm on Friday, March 23, at the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Warren Hospital Auxiliary,
C/O Emily Osmun 185 Roseberry St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.

<![CDATA[​David E. Levine]]>Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:30:55 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/david-e-levineAge 57

David E. Levine, son of the late David L. and Lorene (Wolf) Levine, died March 13 at RWJ at Somerset in Somerville. David was born in Jersey City and resided in Raritan before moving to Bridgewater in 2002. He was employed in the Laborer's Union Local # 3 of Mountainside, NJ.

Surviving are his wife Rose (Compagnino) Levine, his siblings Kimberley and Kevin Levine, his brother-in law and sister-in-law Frank and Maria Compagnino, his niece and nephew Mike and Tina and his father -in law- and mother -in- law Carmelo and Silvia Compagnino.

​Visiting hours from 5pm-8pm on Friday, March 16, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday morning, March 17, 10 am, at the funeral home then followed by interment at St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater. ]]>
<![CDATA[Steven Augustus Lojko]]>Sat, 03 Mar 2018 19:18:14 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/steven-augustus-lojkoAge 23

Steven Augustus Lojko, 23, Passed away peacefully on February, 27th 2018.  He was born and raised in Bridgewater , NJ and was the youngest son of  Joesph and Linda Lojko. Steven was a loving, charismatic and intelligent individual that will forever remain in our hearts. Survived by his parents, Joseph and Linda (Fisher) Lojko and his siblings, Joseph, Brian, and Janine, as well as many family members and friends.  Visiting hours will be held from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, March 6th at Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville, NJ. In lieu of flowers we ask for any Donations to City of Angels organization. (info@cityofangelsnj.org)
<![CDATA[Gloria K. Langon]]>Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:26:28 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/gloria-k-langonAge 76

Gloria K. Langon died February 19 at RWJ at Somerset in Somerville. Mrs. Langon was born in Shenandoah, PA and has resided in Bridgewater since 1971. She retired in 2008 as an Executive Secretary for Sanofi in Bridgewater. Her memberships included the Holy Trinity Church,  where she was a member of their Altar Rosary Society, Washington Valley Garden Club and served as a Fire Commissioner for Bridgewater Township Fire District #2.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Joseph Langon Jr., her sons Joseph III and Phillip and her grandchildren Kathryn, Vanessa, Gia and Marco.

​A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, March 3, at the Holy Trinity Church, 60 Maple St., Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Gloria's name to the Bradley Gardens First Aid & Rescue Squad, PO Box 6522, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

<![CDATA[Debra Sue Howard-Brown]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:18:11 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/debra-sue-howard-brown
Age 47

Debra Sue Howard-Brown, 47, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Debbie is now at peace after her 5-year battle with cervical cancer.  She was born in Somerville, NJ, and lived in the same area for most of her life. She graduated K-8 at St. Mary’s in Bound Brook, Immaculata High School in Somerville and attended Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

Debbie always followed her heart and had plenty of adventures throughout her life, but she was always happiest in her local area spending time with friends or her music.  She loved cooking, trying to eat healthy and taking long walks.  She was very pure in heart and soul as she lived a simple life, never wanting or needing much to make her happy. She had a heart of gold, caring for and helping others over the years including her friends, coworkers & customers from The Chester House in Manville, The Bridgewater Manor or the person she just met in her neighborhood.

Debbie was predeceased by her daughter, Maxine Anne Runiak(1994-1999), maternal grandparents Edward & Theresa Sonntag-McCormack and paternal grandparents Oliver & Flora Weber-Howard.

Debbie is survived by her fiancé: David Hansen, who gave her the utmost happiness in her last 5+ years on this Earth, her mother: Kathleen McCormack, father: Patrick Howard & his companion Katherine Mammen, sisters: Colleen Howard-Williams & Christina Howard-Greenberg; their husbands Bill Williams & Eric Greenberg; nieces: Amanda Williams & Sandy Greenberg; nephews: Nate Greenberg & Eddie Williams; aunts, uncles & cousins: Theresa, Nick, Andrew, Deena, Elena, Ava & Brayden Farsaris, Maryellen, Mark & Steven Douches, Betty, Jon & Barbara Pedrick, Kathleen & Gary Howard.  Her family & friends are grateful to Dave’s mom, Charlotte Schmeling, for opening her heart & home to Debbie.

Memorial Services will be on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville.  Family Only Viewing at 9am, Public Viewing 9:30-10:30am, Memorial Services 10:30am-11am and Funeral Procession to the Bound Brook Cemetery for a 12pm ceremony.  Friends & family will be wearing a touch of teal to show our support of Debbie’s fight with cervical cancer.

<![CDATA[Jerome Luiz Gonzalez]]>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:55:11 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/jerome-luiz-gonzalezAge 44

Today our hearts are very heavy. Our family lost a beautiful soul in our son Jerome Gonzalez . He was a wonderful son, brother, father, and friend and I know I speak for many when I say that he will be greatly missed. During this time we mourn the unexpected loss of his life but we also remember all the the beautiful moments that we have been blessed to share in. He had a huge, selfless heart and amazing talents which he never failed to share with those around him and there was never any doubt that he loved his family and friends. Surviving are his children Julian Luiz and Bella Maria, his parents Hector and Sonia (Torres) Gonzalez, the mother of his children Bethania Maria Gonzalez and his siblings Markanthony, Steve, Isadora and Vincent. His sister Amanda Rose predeceased him. Visiting hours will begin at 4pm on Friday, February 23, and conclude with a Funeral Service at 8pm at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jerome's children in Trust, C/O Hector Gonzalez, 20 VanDoren Ave., Somerville,NJ 08876

<![CDATA[Theresa Federico Manfredi]]>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:04:26 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/theresa-federico-manfrediAge 88

Theresa Federico Manfredi, 88, passed away from natural causes on Friday, February 16th in Raritan NJ. She was born on January 22, 1930 in Somerville NJ. She was one of seven children born to Serafina Zito and Stephano Federico. On July 23rd, 1966, she married Dominick Manfredi and together they raised two sons on Cliff Street. She was a devout parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Rosary Society.  She loved to entertain family and friends at her home that included an open house for the Memorial Day bike races. She started a family Christmas tradition that has continued for over 40 years. She retired from the Somerset County Courthouse in July of  2002. She is survived by her two sons Mark and Michael and her beloved grandson Reese, her sisters Nancy Giuliano and Rose Cumiskey, her brothers, Joseph and Steven, her sister-in-laws, Dolores and Evonne, her brother-in-law Louis Giuliano and a multitude of nieces and nephews. She was the cornerstone of the Federico family and her absence leaves a hole. The viewing will be held at Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville on Thursday, February 22nd from 8:30 am to 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville, at 10am.  Interment to follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Union Ave., Somerville]]>
<![CDATA[Francesco "Frank" Federico]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:31:56 GMThttp://cusickfuneralhome.com/current-obituaries/francesco-frank-federicoAge 86
Somerville/Beach Haven

Francesco "Frank" Federico passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 9 at the age of 86. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School in 1951. After high school, Frank served in the Unite States Air Force. After his enlistment, Frank was able to pursue his dream of becoming a professional Baseball Umpire. He worked in the minor leagues for 3 years then met and married the love of his life, June Bordwick Federico and settled in Somerville where they raised their three children. He was employed for Johns-Manville for over 25 years. A devoted Catholic, Frank was a member of the choir and a Eucharistic Minister at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville.

​Frank and June retired to Long Beach Island in 1999 and thoroughly enjoyed the Island life together. Whether eating at their favorite restaurants, Scojo's or Uncle Will's Pancake House, volunteering at the Beach Haven Community Arts Program, belonging to the Manahawkin Italian American Club or listening to Sinatra and Pavarotti all who ever met them knew they were blessed with each other. Retirement never interfered with spending time with his grandchildren or getting together with the Federico family and good food, those were his favorite pastimes. Frank also enjoyed arguing politics with his brothers and sisters as long as they knew "he was right and they were wrong".

He loved to ride his bike around Beach Haven, sitting on his front porch and telling stories beginning with his favorite line, "Who would've ever thought I'd have it this good". He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, June Bordwick Federico and his brother Jerry Federico. Surviving are his three children Stephen, Maria and William Federico and five grandchildren Daniel, Cameron, Paige, Hope and Andie. Also surviving are his siblings Joseph and Steve Federico, Rose Cuminskey, Theresa Manfredi and Nancy Giuliano.

Visiting hours from 4pm-7pm on Wednesday, February 14, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Thursday, February 15, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave., Somerville. Interment to follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater.