2003-07-09 / Obituaries
JOHN P. CENTORRINO, 89, of Howell died June 26 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Mr. Centorrino was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he resided before moving to The Villages, Howell, in 1976. He was a truck driver for Manufacturers Corrugated Box Co., Maspeth, N.Y., before retiring in 1976. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Centorrino was predeceased by his wife, Ethel, in 1997. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Tarczilo of Freehold Township; and two sisters, Ann Centorrino and Eleanor Damiano, both of Brooklyn. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church, Freehold Township, followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y.
IRWIN ORLANDO ROHRBACH, 89, of Manalapan died June 26 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Reading, Pa., he had resided there before moving to Manalapan four years ago. Mr. Rohrbach was a baker for Ebinger Baking Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., for 11 years, retiring 25 years ago. Prior to that, he was employed by Standard Brands Inc., New York City, for 20 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reading. He was a member and past president of the American Society of Bakery Engineers, Chicago; the Scottish Right and the Blue Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Cincinnati; and the Knights of Malta, Reading. Mr. Rohrbach is survived by his wife of 69 years, Thelma B. Kaufmann Rohrbach; a son and daughter-in-law, Irwin O. Jr. and Carolyn Rohrbach of Cherry Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta M. and Robert Ohlinger of Manalapan; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Reading.
LEROY MACKLER, 88, of Freehold died June 27 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived in Maplewood and Roselle before moving to Freehold seven years ago. Mr. Mackler was a salesman for Fowler Equipment Co., Union, for 10 years before retiring in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a son, Robert Mackler of the Morganville section of Marlboro; a daughter, Irene Kushin of Morganville; a brother, Herbert Mackler of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Gladys Abrams of Old Bridge; and four grandchildren. A graveside service was held at B’nai Abraham Memorial Park, Union.
OMAR PEDRO PEREZ, 12, of Freehold died June 27 at home. Born in Puebla, Mexico, he was to enter the seventh grade at Freehold Intermediate School in September. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, and a member of the Junior Hispanic Optimist Club, both of Freehold. Surviving are his parents, Modesto and Encarnacion Perez; a brother, Lucas Perez; and a sister, Adela Perez. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment will be held in Mexico.
BRIAN K. ERRICKSON, 28, of Shrewsbury Township, died June 28 at home. Born in Red Bank, he resided in Shrewsbury Township the past five years. Mr. Errickson was a supervisor at the U.S. Postal Service Annex, Eatontown. He is survived by his daughter, Kayleigh Errickson of the Morganville section of Marlboro; his parents, William M. Errickson of Middletown and Adriann N. Errickson of East Windsor; his grandmothers, Diane Schaap of Keyport and Marcella Shields of Pinehurst, N.C.; a sister, Stephanie Horne of Portales, New Mexico; a niece and a nephew. Memorial donations may be made to the Kayleigh Errickson Education Fund, c/o Adriann Errickson, 311 Evanston Drive, East Windsor 08520.
CATHERINE KOPNICKY, 88, of Jamaica, N.Y., died June 28 in Forest Hills, N.Y. Born in Searight, Pa., she lived in Jamaica for more than 40 years. Ms. Kopnicky was a legal secretary in New York City for 35 years, retiring in 1980. She is survived by three sisters, Ann Kopnicky of Jamaica, Helen Pforr of Medford, N.Y., and Margaret Moffa of Freehold; three nephews; and one niece. A graveside service was held at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.
HARRY MOSS, 93, of Covered Bridge, Manalapan, died June 29 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Bridgeport, Conn., and worked for General Electric for 10 years. He then relocated to Jersey City and was proprietor of a candy store for many years with his wife, Pauline, before they retired and moved to Covered Bridge. He was a member of the Covered Bridge Knights of Pythias. Mr. Moss was predeceased by his wife, Pauline, in 2002. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Charlotte Moss of Pawling, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Larry Weitzner of Manalapan; a sister, Rose Steirer of Manalapan; and five grandchildren. A graveside service was held at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge.
JAMES C. HALL, 64, of Asbury Park died June 30 at home. Mr. Hall was born in Neptune. He was formerly employed at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Inspection Station in Freehold Township. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1957 to 1961. Mr. Hall is survived by two sons, Todd Hall and Christopher Hall; a daughter, Tracy Scarpa; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arnytown.
SOLEDA "SALLY" PRIETO, 88, of Howell died July 2 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in West Virginia, she had lived in Ohio before moving to Howell more than 50 years. Mrs. Prieto was a school bus driver for Howell Township for 27 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Howell Seniors. Her husband, Richard M. Prieto, died in 1992. Surviving are two sons, Richard V. Prieto of Brick and Ronald G. Prieto of Melbourne, Fla.; a daughter, Ramona L. Kurtz of Howell; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and friends Taylor and Olga. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Howell First Aid, P.O. Box 1, Howell 07731.
KATHLEEN BROWN, 67, of Yardley, Pa., died July 3 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had lived in Manalapan before moving to Pennsylvania 10 years ago. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker. She was a former communicant of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Manalapan. Her husband, Frank Brown, died in 1998. Surviving are four sons, Frank Brown Jr. of Readington, Michael Brown of Brick, Daniel Brown of Levittown, Pa., and Patrick Brown of Georgia; a daughter, Amanda Brown of Cedar Grove; a sister, Noreen Pryor of Brooklyn; and seven grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Thomas More Church, followed by interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
NICHOLAS KATERINIS, 62, of Freehold Township died July 3 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Newark, he was a longtime resident of Freehold Township. Mr. Katerinis was a shift foreman at Brockway Glass Co., Freehold, where he was employed for 33 years. Following his years at Brockway, he was employed at the John L. Montgomery Medical Home, Freehold Township. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Siloam United Methodist Church, Freehold Township, and a 40-year member of the Freehold Township Independent Fire Company No. 1. He was a Democratic district committeeman in Freehold Township for 35 years. Mr. Katerinis is survived by his wife, Harriet Selzer Katerinis; a son, Thomas D. Katerinis of Freehold Township; two daughters, Anne Marie Lee of Jackson and Nicole Katerinis of Freehold Township; his mother, Christina Alexander Katerinis of Freehold Township; three brothers, George Katerinis and Michael Katerinis, both of Freehold Township, and William Katerinis of Wall; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to Siloam United Methodist Church, Siloam Road, Freehold 07728; or CentraState Medical Center Oncology Unit, 901 W. Main St., Freehold 07728.
WALTER MENTUCH, 79, of Freehold Township died July 3 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Freehold Township most of his life. Mr. Mentuch worked as a farmer in Freehold Township with his parents for 20 years and then worked at M&Q Plastics, Freehold, for 20 years, retiring as a production assistant. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served as a medic. Mr. Mentuch was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Perdix and Mary Engelman. He is survived by a sister, Stella Sedilo, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a niece and a nephew. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold, followed by interment in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to CentraState Healthcare Foundation, 901 W. Main St., Freehold 07728.