Pascack Hills HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable' Pascack Hills HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable'
Pascack Hills HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable' A Bergen County high school is mourning the loss of one of its students. Joseph "Joe" McNeice, 18, of Montvale, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, his obituary on the Becker Funeral Home website says. "He courageously battled hardships every single day of his life, but he outmatched each obstacle with a positive outlook and smiling face," Joe's obituary says. A senior at Pascack Hills High School, Joe was a "dynamic force" on the school's bowling team, having learned the game from his older brother, Sean, Jeo's obituary reads. "Joe loved to live HIS life every day. He was eager to…
Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says
Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says A community is mourning the loss of a bright young man who graduated from a high school in Connecticut last year. The death of Toby Woods, a 2023 graduate of New Canaan High School, was announced by New Canaan Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Luizzi on Friday, Feb. 23 in a communication to district families.  In his letter to families, Luizzi called Woods a "bright, kind, talented, and thoughtful young man."  "His passing is a painful loss for our New Canaan School Community; he will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends," Luizz…
Professional Court Jester From Pennsylvania Dies From Cancer Complications In Texas Professional Court Jester From Pennsylvania Dies From Cancer Complications In Texas
Professional Court Jester From Pennsylvania Dies From Cancer Complications In Texas A Pennsylvania native, and professional court jester who worked the Renaissance Faire circuit across the US, has died after battling cancer, so her community is coming to Pennsylvania to celebrate her life on Saturday, Feb. 24.  Tara Lynn Forbes Reed known to many by her jester name "Ima Nutte" passed away from complications of metastasis from her stage four lung cancer on Thursday, Jan. 25, according to her obituary.    Tara was known for her performances with her husband, Marquise or Mark, and 5 of their 8 dogs, as explained in her obituary. The pair of jesters worked the c…
Vineland's Daniel Collazo Portalatin Dies After Years-Long Cancer Battle, 27 Vineland's Daniel Collazo Portalatin Dies After Years-Long Cancer Battle, 27
Vineland's Daniel Collazo Portalatin Dies After Years-Long Cancer Battle, 27 Daniel Collazo Portalatin of Vineland died on Feb. 16 after years of battling cancer, according to a GoFundMe campaign and his obituary. He was 27 years old. Daniel's cancer treatment included removing three tumors which then led to seizures, the campaign said. As a child, Daniel always had a passion for cars, his obituary said.   "The love for cars continued to grow as he got older. He would love to work on his evo and drive around with his cousins," his obit said. Daniel also loved taking vacations with his parents, sister and girlfriend. He is survived by his parents, Daniel…
Coworkers Rallying Around Family Of Man Whose Grandson Was Gunned Down In Arlington Parking Lot Coworkers Rallying Around Family Of Man Whose Grandson Was Gunned Down In Arlington Parking Lot
Coworkers Rallying Around Family Of Man Whose Grandson Was Gunned Down In Arlington Parking Lot Support is swelling for the family of a 19-year-old who was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Loudoun County apartment complex. Shortly before 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, deputies from the sheriff's office were called to the 44000 block of Keller Square, where they found Michai Dandridge-Carter outside the Ashburn Meadows complex. The Sterling resident was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a single gunshot wound. Rashaun Owens is now wanted in connection to the fatal shooting. The LCSO is conducting an investigation in the 44400 block of Keller Sq., in Ashburn…
Mike McNamara, Popular Jersey City Photographer, Dad Dies Mike McNamara, Popular Jersey City Photographer, Dad Dies
Mike McNamara, Popular Jersey City Photographer, Dad Dies Mike McNamara, an institution in the Jersey City arts community, died on Friday, Feb. 16, due to a complication after surgery, according to a fundraiser set up to support his family. A photographer, McNamara dedicated his time to the Brunswick Community Garden in Jersey City.  "He was an amazing photographer, a great organizer of so many events that brought us all together, a father, a husband, and much more," Beth Achenbach, a Jersey City artist said on Facebook.  "I'm glad to have known him." I'm still reeling after hearing the awful news of the passing of Mike McNamara. …
Melinda Schriver Of Galloway Dies, 45 Melinda Schriver Of Galloway Dies, 45
Melinda Schriver Of Galloway Dies, 45 The family of an Atlantic County mother and former restaurant owner is mourning her death. Melinda Schriver of Galloway died on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 45 years old, according to her obituary. The cause of her death was not mentioned. Schriver was born on Friday, Sept. 8, 1978, in Vineland, and she was a lifelong resident of Galloway. She was an Absegami High School graduate and studied business administration at Atlantic Cape Community College. Schriver was once the owner of Naomi's Cafe, a now-closed restaurant in Northfield that shared the name of one of her daughters. "Naomi’s was a family…
Woman Who Died In Maryland House Fire Searching For Cats Remembered As Loving Mother Woman Who Died In Maryland House Fire Searching For Cats Remembered As Loving Mother
Woman Who Died In Maryland House Fire Searching For Cats Remembered As Loving Mother A woman who lost her life in a fire while searching for the family's beloved cats in Maryland is being remembered by friends and family who are reeling from her death. Amy Appleby-Harris, 58, was recovering from surgery in their Salisbury home on Saturday, Feb. 17 when a fire broke out in the second-floor master bedroom in the 26000 block of Quantico Creek Road. At approximately 0910 this morning, Stations 5, 9, 16, 2, and 74 were alerted for a structure fire in the 26300 block of... Posted by Hebron Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, February 17, 2024 Her longtime husband was …
South Toms River Mom Kate Herdman Dies After Valiant Brain Cancer Battle South Toms River Mom Kate Herdman Dies After Valiant Brain Cancer Battle
South Toms River Mom Kate Herdman Dies After Valiant Brain Cancer Battle A family is mourning the death of a Monmouth County mother who died from brain cancer less than a week after her birthday. Kathryn "Kate" Herdman was diagnosed with "an aggressive terminal grade-four glioblastoma tumor" in November 2023, according to a memorial fundraiser on GoFundMe. Her obituary said the South Toms River woman died at 36 years old on Monday, Feb. 12. On the GoFundMe page, Kate's husband Jesse Hardman said the family's health insurance was "wrongfully terminated" a few weeks before her death. "Some of Kate’s healthcare providers were asking me if I was ready to pay out of…
Family Of Late Albertson Firefighter Sees Outpouring Of Support: 'Loss Of A True Pillar' Family Of Late Albertson Firefighter Sees Outpouring Of Support: 'Loss Of A True Pillar'
Family Of Late Albertson Firefighter Sees Outpouring Of Support: 'Loss Of A True Pillar' Colleagues and loved ones are mourning the loss of a beloved firefighter from Long Island being remembered for his many contributions to the community. Davinder Singh, of Albertson, died Friday, Jan. 12, according to his obituary. An age and cause of death were not given. Singh spent more than a decade volunteering at the Albertson Fire Department, a GoFundMe said. During his tenure he regularly organized cancer awareness camps, conducted COVID-19 health checks, and spearheaded blood donation drives. “This is a loss of a true pillar in our midst,” campaign creator Harjinder Kaur sai…
Heritage High School's Raquel 'Rocky' Elardo Dies, 18 Heritage High School's Raquel 'Rocky' Elardo Dies, 18
Heritage High School's Raquel 'Rocky' Elardo Dies, 18 The death of a Loudoun County high school athlete is sending shock and sadness through the community. Heritage High School grad and Leesburg resident Raquel "Rocky" Elardo, died on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, surrounded by her family, her obituary on the Loudoun Funeral Chapel & Crematory website shows. She was 18 years old. Rocky was diagnosed with cancer in 2019, after a collarbone injury suffered during a basketball game wasn't healing, according to a GoFundMe launched for the Elardos. As it turns out, a tumor was pressing on the bone. Despite her diagnosis, Rocky showed up to nearly eve…
Miriam Mychalczak, Formerly Of Short Hills, Maplewood, Dies At 52 Miriam Mychalczak, Formerly Of Short Hills, Maplewood, Dies At 52
Miriam Mychalczak, Formerly Of Short Hills, Maplewood, Dies At 52 Miriam "Miriasia" Mychalczak, a North Jersey native, died on Friday, Feb. 16 at the age of 56. according to her obituary. Mychalczak was born in Orange and grew up in Maplewood and Short Hills, later attending McGill University and getting her Masters degree at Columbia University, her obituary reads. She is being remembered for her persistence, optimism and grit in the wake of numerous health issues, according to her obituary.  She is survived by her children, Sofia and Nicolas, her mother Bohdanna, her sister Roma, and other family and friends, her obituary reads. Visitati…
North Brookfield Mom Remembered As Caring, Outdoorsy Woman With Big Smile, Bigger Heart North Brookfield Mom Remembered As Caring, Outdoorsy Woman With Big Smile, Bigger Heart
North Brookfield Mom Remembered As Caring, Outdoorsy Woman With Big Smile, Bigger Heart A Worcester County woman is being remembered as a caring and compassionate mother with a deep love of the outdoors after she was killed in a snowmobile crash last week.  Shawnee Hollis, 39, of North Brookfield, died on Friday, Feb. 16, after the snowmobile she was on crashed into a tree in the town of Milan, New Hampshire. She was riding with three friends when she wrecked about 13 feet off Primary Trail 109.  Related: North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal NH Snowmobile Crash She and her friends had rented the snowmobiles, and investigators cited inexperience as the le…
Mother Of 1-Year-Old Girl Murdered By Man In Baltimore County Remembered For 'Vibrant Life' Mother Of 1-Year-Old Girl Murdered By Man In Baltimore County Remembered For 'Vibrant Life'
Mother Of 1-Year-Old Girl Murdered By Man In Baltimore County Remembered For 'Vibrant Life' A loving mother found murdered in her vehicle by a man in Maryland over the weekend is being remembered for her empathy, compassion for others, and vibrant life. Asia Lilly, 23, was found inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the upper body and later pronounced dead as officers responded to the 6600 block of Collinsdale Rd. around 5:25 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. Cameron Murel, 24, was arrested and charged with her murder on Tuesday. More than $1,600 had been raised on a GoFundMe launched the day after her passing. A second campaign had raised just over $2,900 before donations were turned…
Longtime Philly Firefighter Dies On Duty, Department Says Longtime Philly Firefighter Dies On Duty, Department Says
Longtime Philly Firefighter Dies On Duty, Department Says John Garrow, a longtime battalion chief with the Philadelphia Fire Department, died while on duty this week, officials say.  Garrow passed after suffering a medical emergency during his shift on Monday, Feb. 19, PFD said in a release. He had served for 32 years, according to the department.  "Our deepest condolences to his family," wrote PFD brass. "Rest in Peace, Chief." Loved ones, colleagues, and friends of Garrow took to social media after his death was announced Tuesday evening.  It is with our deepest condolences that we announce the passing of Battalion Chief Joh…
Lili Maali, Bergen Interior Designer Who Sought Better Life Amid Iranian Revolution, Dies Lili Maali, Bergen Interior Designer Who Sought Better Life Amid Iranian Revolution, Dies
Lili Maali, Bergen Interior Designer Who Sought Better Life Amid Iranian Revolution, Dies Lili Maali, a longtime interior designer died on Monday, Feb. 12, according to her obituary on the Vander Plaat Memorial Home website. Maali was born in Iran and grew up in Tehran, her obituary reads. She married her husband, Farzin, before fleeing to France amidst the Iranian Revolution in 1979, according to her obituary.  She moved to Los Angeles and later settled in the tri-state area with their son, Sherwin, her obituary reads. As an interior designer based in Franklin Lakes, Maali designed office space at Merrill Lynch and apartments at Trump Tower, according to her obituary. She…
Camden County Mom, Grandmother Kristen Emdin 'Embraced Life's Simple Pleasures' Camden County Mom, Grandmother Kristen Emdin 'Embraced Life's Simple Pleasures'
Camden County Mom, Grandmother Kristen Emdin 'Embraced Life's Simple Pleasures' Kristen T. Emdin died on Feb. 10 in Clementon, according to an obituary published by Inglesby Funeral Home. She was 47 years old. The Camden native spent her "cherished years" in Mount Ephraim "where she embraced life's simple pleasures, such as bike riding with her beloved husband, Todd Emdin," her obituary said. She is survived by two children, Devin Townsen and Walter Whitman, and two grandchildren, Octavius and Mazikeen Michael. Viewing is on Friday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. at St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 30…
Family 'Overwhelmed' By Community Support For Man Struck, Killed By Driver In Silver Spring Family 'Overwhelmed' By Community Support For Man Struck, Killed By Driver In Silver Spring
Family 'Overwhelmed' By Community Support For Man Struck, Killed By Driver In Silver Spring The heartbroken family of a Montgomery County man who was struck and killed by a driver last week says they are “overwhelmed” by the community support they’ve received. Khalid Shakir Scriven, 27, was struck by a Honda CR-V near the 9500 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring and pronounced dead at the scene on Tuesday, Feb. 13. More than $22,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe launched on behalf of the family before donations had been turned off. “It is with a heavy heart and tremendous sadness that we share that Khalid Shakir Scriven, beloved son of Sabina Manda and loving brother of Just…
Pennsylvania Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications Pennsylvania Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications
Pennsylvania Prison Inmate 'Full Of Life' Killed By Medical Complications A diehard KISS fan died suddenly from an unknown medical issue at a Pennsylvania Prison on Tuesday.  Todd Sidesinger, 56 of the first block of North Hartman Street, York City, was pronounced at UPMC Memorial Hospital at 7:47 a..m. on Feb. 20, Coroner Pam Gay detailed in a release late that night.  Deputy Coroner Molly York is investigating and certified his death. Per Prison protocol, the Pennsylvania State Police are also investigating his death.  Regarding Sidesinger's death, the coroner's office made the following statement: "Sidesinger began having some medical-rel…
North Brunswick Dad Matthew Beauregard Dies Suddenly: Campaign North Brunswick Dad Matthew Beauregard Dies Suddenly: Campaign
North Brunswick Dad Matthew Beauregard Dies Suddenly: Campaign Matthew D. Beauregard, a heavy equipment operator and father of two from North Brunswick, went into cardiac arrest and died days later, a GoFundMe campaign says. He was 55 years old. Matt, as he was affectionately known, began Feb. 12 just like any other day, the campaign reads: "Matt wished his youngest daughter a good day at school, drove to work, sat with his coworkers, and excitedly discussed the Super Bowl from the night before.  "A few minutes later, life for the Beauregard family changed forever. Matt suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to RWJ, where he spent a short s…
Rutgers Grad Christopher Canada, 55, Leaves Behind Middle School Sweetheart Rutgers Grad Christopher Canada, 55, Leaves Behind Middle School Sweetheart
Rutgers Grad Christopher Canada, 55, Leaves Behind Middle School Sweetheart Rutgers University graduate and attorney Christopher Canada of Plainfield died on Feb. 12, according to an obituary published by Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home. He was 55 years old. Friends created a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for his sons' continuing education.  The campaign says Chris, a Clark native, is survived by his wife of 20 years, Debbie, whom he met in middle school. "Chris first met his future wife Debbie in 6th grade and was quickly smitten, as he made known through a series of attention-getting pranks combined with chivalrous actions such as carrying her books home fr…
Director At Business In Armonk Dies At Age 57 Director At Business In Armonk Dies At Age 57
Director At Business In Armonk Dies At Age 57 A Navy veteran from the Hudson Valley who had a crucial role in a Northern Westchester business is being remembered for his kind heart.  Orange County resident Eugene “Gene” Guido of Highland Mills, died peacefully at the age of 57 while surrounded by family members on Friday, Feb. 16, according to his obituary.  Born in 1966 in the Bronx, Guido went on to serve in the US Navy and eventually became the director of pre-construction for Armonk-based Touchstone Builders.  Guido was also known as a loving husband to his wife, Rose, and an always-caring father to his ch…
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Officials have identified the remains found in a wooded area in Saugus on Sunday, Feb. 18, as a 53-year-old Haverhill father who went missing in July.  John Lawler's remains were found in a wooded area near David Drive by a person walking their dog, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Lawler was last heard from in July when he left the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in Saugus to purchase fishing supplies, reports said.  Lawler was a lifelong resident of Haverhill and an avid angler.  "Lawler left his home with his fishing rod. All of his belongings inclu…
Friends, Family Mourn Loss Of Maryland Woman Killed By Boyfriend In Prince George's County Friends, Family Mourn Loss Of Maryland Woman Killed By Boyfriend In Prince George's County
Friends, Family Mourn Loss Of Maryland Woman Killed By Boyfriend In Prince George's County Friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of the Maryland woman strangled by her boyfriend, a high school football coach. Patrina Best, 38, was found by police on Saturday, Feb. 17 during a welfare check at her inside of her Accokeek home, and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Carl Kearney, Jr., 43, a high school football coach, was charged with murder after turning himself in at the Prince George's County Police Department, and saying he'd strangled his girlfriend earlier that day, county police said. Carl Kearney, Jr. Prince George's Police Tributes an…
North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash
North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash Police have identified a woman killed in a New Hampshire snowmobile crash as a 39-year-old North Brookfield resident.  Shawnee Hollis died after the snowmobile she was on crashed into a tree in the town of Milan, New Hampshire, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, New Hampshire state officials said. She was riding with three friends when she crashed about 13 feet off Primary Trail 109.  Paramedics rushed her to a staging area for medical air rescue, but an emergency helicopter and a fixed-wing plane were unable to fly and could not assist in the emergency.  Hollis was taken to&n…
Man Killed In Allentown Shooting Was Father Of Two, Loved Ones Say Man Killed In Allentown Shooting Was Father Of Two, Loved Ones Say
Man Killed In Allentown Shooting Was Father Of Two, Loved Ones Say Family members said Miguel Steven Dalmasi leaves behind two young sons and a stepdaughter.  Dalmasi, 33, of Alburtis, died after being shot near the corner of East Walnut and South Dauphin streets on Saturday night, Feb. 17, authorities have said.  His cause of death was ruled multiple gunshot wounds following an autopsy on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and the manner of death was homicide, according to the Coroner's Office.  On a GoFundMe set up to assist with funeral costs, loved ones said Dalmasi was "the light in a dark room." "His personality was one like no other," wrote his…
Freehold Dad, L.E.A.D. Marketing Exec David Kirby Dies, 48 Freehold Dad, L.E.A.D. Marketing Exec David Kirby Dies, 48
Freehold Dad, L.E.A.D. Marketing Exec David Kirby Dies, 48 Shock and sadness spread following the death of Freehold resident David J. Kirby on Thursday, Feb. 15. He was 48 years old. David, affectionately known as Dave, was born in Brick Township and died at CentraState Medical Center, according to his obituary. Dave most recently served as the vice president of marketing and advertising for Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD), and worked in radio for many years, his obituary says. His LinkedIn profile shows he held marketing positions at several different radio and media agencies. Dave's death is particularly tragic for his colleague's…
Man, 29, Killed By Car On Garden State Parkway Grass Median In Tinton Falls: Report Man, 29, Killed By Car On Garden State Parkway Grass Median In Tinton Falls: Report
Man, 29, Killed By Car On Garden State Parkway Grass Median In Tinton Falls: Report A 29-year-old man was struck and killed by a car on the Garden State Parkway when the vehicle he was riding in became disabled during this week's snow storm, according to his obituary and New Jersey State Police. Kody Lupich, of Point Pleasant, was standing on the grass median on the Parkway after the vehicle he was riding in became disabled Tuesday, Feb. 13 just after 7 a.m. in Tinton Falls, New Jersey State Police Detective I Jeffrey Lebron said. That's when another vehicle, a Honda, lost control and struck Lupich who was standing in the grass area of the roadway near milepost 109.1,…
'Larger Than Life' Maryland Landscaper Was One Of A Kind Person, Family Says 'Larger Than Life' Maryland Landscaper Was One Of A Kind Person, Family Says
'Larger Than Life' Maryland Landscaper Was One Of A Kind Person, Family Says Support is on the rise for the family of a beloved Maryland landscaper following his unexpected death. Isaias Villegas passed away unexpected on Wednesday, Feb. 14., according to a GoFundMe launched by his family. “…my brother Isaias Villegas, was tragically and suddenly taken away from his family and friends,” writes Onesimo Villegas in the campaign, organized by Kelly Dolan. “His was larger than life, one of a kind person, with a huge heart and he will be deeply missed.” More than $5,400 had been raised as of Friday, Feb. 16 for the family of Isaias, a Maryland landscaper and devoted d…
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School officials have named two of the three family members who died in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Northeast Philadelphia this week.  They were mother and daughter Maricel Martinez, 47, and Angelina Cardona, 12, said Saint Albert the Great Catholic School of Huntingdon Valley in a statement.  "Our Hearts are broken as we try to cope with the loss of our wonderful teacher and friend as well as her sweet daughter, a student in our 5th grade," administrators wrote.  "Mrs. Martinez, we will always remember your kindness and confidence exhibited in you…
Willingboro Shooting Victim Christian Kurtz Sr. Mourned As 'Jack Of All Trades' Willingboro Shooting Victim Christian Kurtz Sr. Mourned As 'Jack Of All Trades'
Willingboro Shooting Victim Christian Kurtz Sr. Mourned As 'Jack Of All Trades' Christian Jonathon Kurtz, Sr. a native of Willingboro, died on Feb. 10, according to an obituary published by T.L. Hutton Funeral Services. He was 26 years old. He was a victim of a shooting, Daily Voice reported. Christian graduated from Willingboro High School and was a "jack of all trades," his obituary said.  "He passionately loved remodeling his car. It was nothing that Chris couldn’t fix if the challenge was put in front of him." He loved his family hard and unconditionally, especially his son Christian Jr., his obit said. My baby boy always and forever. I love you so…