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Death notice of August 3, 2022

Barbara Marie Kingeter

Barbara Mary Kingeter, (Blazas), 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Wednesday, August 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home Thursday morning at 9 a.m. and then at St. Stephen’s Church on Kearny Avenue where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Ms. Kingeter was born in Kearny and has lived in town all her life.

She worked in the Kearny Town Clerk’s Office for 20 years before retiring in 1993. She enjoyed being a full-time grandmother (nanny) and traveling locally and internationally with family and friends.

Barbara was a member of Kearny Elks Lodge No. 1050.

She is survived by four children, Christine Stankus (John), Steven J. Kingeter (Karen), Susan A. Evanchick (Chet) and Robert G. Kingeter (Debbie). Barbara was the grandmother of Ethan and Cody Evanchick, Nicole, Jennifer and Kristen Stankus, Kathleen Preston and Garrett, Christopher, Thomas and Steven Kingeter. She also leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Baelyn Preston as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Kingeter and five siblings, Christina Cambria, Anna Pringle and Joseph, John and Charles Blazas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Foundation.

Jane B. Bator

Jane B. Bator of Harrison passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

She was 91 years old.

Funeral mass will be held at Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. A funeral mass will be offered at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Harrison at 11 a.m. Friends and relatives can visit him today after 9:15 a.m. His interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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Born in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Jane has lived most of her life in Harrison. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, a member of the Rosary Altar Society, and a member of the National Polish Home, formerly located in Harrison.

She is survived by her beloved children Joseph W. Bator and Barbara J. Knott; she was the cherished grandmother of Christina Liu, Melissa Knott and Jessica Lopez and two precious great-grandchildren, Cecilia and Mia Liu. She was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Jane Lopez, in 2004.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 115 S. Third St. Harrison, NJ 07029 in loving memory of Jane.

Marilyn A. Malone

Marilyn A. Malone (née McLane), 89, of Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday July 24, 2022. She was born December 13, 1932 to Joseph L. and Irene (née Reilly) McLane of Jessup, Pennsylvania.

She graduated from Jessup High School in 1950. She worked at Barbizon of Jessup and later at the Valley National Bank in Kearny, where she lived for 39 years before moving to Tinton Falls in 2002.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert J. Malone, her parents, her brother Joseph G. McLane (wife Helen) and many in-laws. Surviving are son John Malone (wife Kristi) of Bluffton, SC, son James Malone (wife Catherine) of Lake Hopatcong, daughter Eileen Farrell of Pt. Pleasant, grandchildren Elizabeth Malone, Daniel Malone, Alexis Malone, Sean Farrell, Brian Farrell, Kelly Brown & Katie Brown, niece Clarissa Tricoche (husband Elliott), grand-niece Kaelin Tricoche, brother-in-law Thomas Malone (wife Katherine), sisters-in-law Cecilia Maguire (husband William), Alice Malone and Nancy Malone, and dozens of nieces and nephews.

The viewing was held at O’Brien’s Funeral Home, Wall. A Christian funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Innocents Church in Neptune. Burial was in the Malone family lot at Ste. Anne Cemetery, Wall Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Seabrook Resident Care Fund, 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753. To extend your condolences to the Malone family, please visit

Patricia A. Parentela

Patricia A. Parentela (née Greco) died on July 22, 2022.

She was 83 years old.

Born in Kearny, Pat resided there most of his life before retiring to Wall Twp.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 4 from 9 a.m. at Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Her Mass will be held the same morning at 11 a.m. at the Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington. Private cremation will follow.

Pat was a history teacher for many years and retired from Queen of Peace High School.

At age 16, Pat was one of the youngest of her gender to earn a private pilot’s license in the United States.

Pat holds a bachelor’s degree from Newcomb College at Tulane University. After college, she went on vacation on a boat that sailed around the world. In her lifetime, she sailed over 100,000 miles at sea.

Pat was fluent in Italian and briefly lived and worked in Rome.

Former wife of Aldo Parentela, MD, she is survived by her son Russel F. Parentela (Judith) as well as her cherished grandchildren; Leah Marie Parentela and Russell T. Parentela. She was the sister of the late Russell E. Greco Jr., MD

Inge Meola

Inge Meola, (née Loessl), 79, died on Sunday July 24, 2022.

Visitation was held at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was at the funeral home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories can be shared at

Born in Munich, Germany, Inge immigrated to the United States in 1960 and lived in Port Washington, New York. She then lived in Newark, before moving to Kearny in 1972.

She was an accountant for Imperial Container in Newark for 20 years before retiring in 2014.

Mrs. Meola is survived by her husband, Eugene Meola Sr., three children, Angela Wright, David Meola and Eugene Meola Jr. and a sister, Renate Gemsjager. She also leaves nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Inge was predeceased by her daughter, Carolyn Bock.

Thomas Stuart Cameron

Thomas Stuart Cameron of Lyndhurst died on July 28, 2022.

A funeral service will be held at Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Tuesday, August 2 at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Born in Kearny, Thomas resided in Lyndhurst for 60 years. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. Thomas was a private limousine driver after the war, and then worked as a truck driver for Metropolitan Oil, then for Tropicana until his retirement 26 years ago.

Thomas was an avid bowler and a fan of the New York Yankees and New York Giants. Thomas was a dedicated and faithful member of Kearny Bible Chapel and Rutherford Bible Chapel.

Thomas was the beloved husband of 66 years to Dorothy Mae (Cookson) Cameron; beloved father of Bruce Cameron (Janis), Debra Uhler (Tim) and Karen Allen (Jay); proud grandfather of Amy Ketchell (Mick), Rob Allen (Amanda), Brian Allen (Amanda), Katie Reyes (David), Jason Uhler (Kelly), Craig Uhler (Abby), Alex Cameron, Kristen Seetaram (Bobby) and the late Bradley Allen. He was the beloved great-grandfather of Brooke, Hailey, Rylie, Adeline, Joshua, Clara and Samuel, and was predeceased by his siblings Donald, Mary, Helen and Alan. Thomas is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Rutherford Bible Chapel.

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