2006-12-28 / Obituaries


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Josephine D. Ostroski Derechailo

Mrs. Derechailo of East Brunswick, died Dec. 3, 2006, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Perth Amboy, she was a lifelong resident of East Brunswick. She was a homemaker. She was a communicant of, and member of the Altar Rosary Society and St. Mary’s Seniors at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church, South River. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Columbiettes, and Polish American Club, Spotswood. She also belonged to the Union of Polish Women Lodge 107, Manville. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen J. Derechailo in 1989; three brothers, Joseph in 1999, John in 1997, and Walter; a sister, Loretta Mazewski in 2002; and a grandson, Trevor Henry in 2003. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen J. and Karen Derechailo Jr. of East Brunswick; a daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Stanley Henry of North Brunswick; two sisters-in-law, Helen Ostroski and Kay Derechailo; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Brunswick. Arrangements were by Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home, East Brunswick.

John Mueller Jr.

John Mueller Jr., 72, of the Dayton section of South Brunswick, died Dec. 20, 2006, at home. Born in Romania, he had lived in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick 36 years ago and then to Dayton this past April. Prior to retiring in 1999, he was a machinist for Johnson & Johnson, North Brunswick, for 25 years. Mr. Meuller was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Virgin Roman Catholic Church, New Brunswick. He was a member of the German American Club, also New Brunswick, and the Aurora Singing Society. He was predeceased in 2003 by a daughter, Gertrude “Trudy” Bradford. Surviving are his wife, Erika Frommwald Mueller; a son, John W. Mueller of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick; a son-in-law, Charles H. Bradford Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick, followed by interment at Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Central Jersey, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank 07701.

Leonard Mazauskas

Mr. Mazauskas, 72, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, died Dec. 19, 2006, at home. He was born in Mount Carmel, Pa. Mr. Mazauskas was a driver and warehouseman at Anheuser Busch, Newark, for 35 years, retiring in 1998. He was predeceased by three sisters, Florence Galbraith, Mildred Hern and Genny Cordasco; and two brothers, Joseph and Edward Mazauskas. He is survived by his wife, Marge Mazauskas; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Chris and Lorraine Mazauskas of Perth Amboy, Lenny and Janet Mazauskas of Union Beach, Bob Mazauskas of Port Monmouth, and Jaime and Diane Mazauskas of Sayreville; a daughter, Donna Mazauskas; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Eleanor and John Salzano of Florida, Barbara Fay of Massachusetts, and Lillian and Jerry Cohen of Florida; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, George and Stella Mazauskas of the Leonardo section of Middletown, Albert Mazauskas of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, and Richard Mazauskas of Keyport; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Development Office, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank 07701.

David F. Linder

Mr. Linder, 46, of North Brunswick, died Dec. 10, 2006, at home. Born in New Brunswick, he was a lifelong resident of North Brunswick. He was an electrician at J.B. Electric, Edison. Mr. Linder was predeceased by his father, Leonard Linder, in 1997. He is survived by a son, Jesse Linder of North Brunswick; his mother, Patricia Molle Linder of North Brunswick; and two brothers, George Linder of South River and Douglas Linder of Wheat Ridge, Colo. Arrangements were made by the Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church, North Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 287 Handy St., New Brunswick 08901.

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