North Jersey Native, Husband Killed By Pickup Truck In Florida North Jersey Native, Husband Killed By Pickup Truck In Florida
North Jersey Native, Husband Killed By Pickup Truck In Florida Monica Hong  a 40-year-old Secaucus native, was killed along with her husband on Saturday, July 6, after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Florida, authorities said. At 10:10 p.m., Hong and her husband, Ben Steigner were crossing U.S. Highway 98 when they were fatally struck by a Toyota Tacoma traveling westbound in Franklin County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. It is with much sadness that we learn of the deaths of Ben Steigner and Monica Hong. They were a blessing to me and to... Posted by Jeff Oakes on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Born in South Korea, Hon…
NYPD Detective, 42, To Be Buried In Paramus NYPD Detective, 42, To Be Buried In Paramus
Nypd Detective, 42, To Be Buried In Paramus Robert Sivori, who served in the Emergency Services Unit of the New York City Police Department died on Sunday, July 7 ,five days before his 43rd birthday, according to his obituary on the Matthew Funeral Home website. Sivori came from a long line of law enforcement, his great-grandfather, grandfather, father and brother, all current or former members of the NYPD. He joined the NYPD in 2005, serving for almost 20 years, his obituary reads. "He exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and bravery. His colleagues remember him as a compassionate officer who always …
Bon Jovi Mourns Death Of His Mother, 83, Remembers Her 'Can-Do Attitude' Bon Jovi Mourns Death Of His Mother, 83, Remembers Her 'Can-Do Attitude'
Bon Jovi Mourns Death Of His Mother, 83, Remembers Her 'Can-Do Attitude' The mother of New Jersey rock and roll icon Jon Bon Jovi has died, according to an obituary. Carol Bongiovi died at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch on Tuesday, July 9, her obituary said. A cause of death was not given for the 83-year-old who was three days away from her 84th birthday. Bongiovi was remembered as an entrepreneur who operated several businesses and the founder of her son's fan club. "Our mother was a force to be reckoned with, her spirit and can-do attitude shaped this family," Bon Jovi said in a statement to People. "She will be greatly missed." In 195…
Community Rallies For Family Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Fire Community Rallies For Family Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Fire
Community Rallies For Family Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Fire A fundraiser has been set up to assist the family of Saniya Felton, a 6-year-old who was killed in a fire in Bayonne on Monday, July 1. "This is an extremely vulnerable and emotional time for my family and I," Saniya's mother Latrice wrote. "I could have never imagined losing any of my children. Saniya was my only daughter – my youngest child. "As I write this I am thinking of all of the fun times we spent together and the massive void that I will live with forever. My son and I watched the house burn down, as we stood there helpless. It goes without saying that our lives will never be the …
Former Bergen Courthouse Secretary, Paramus Mom Tracy Keenan Dies After Longtime Lupus Battle Former Bergen Courthouse Secretary, Paramus Mom Tracy Keenan Dies After Longtime Lupus Battle
Former Bergen Courthouse Secretary, Paramus Mom Tracy Keenan Dies After Longtime Lupus Battle Tracy Keenan, a 46-year-old mom from Paramus, died on Tuesday, July 2, after years of battling lupus, according to her obituary. Tracy was born in Belleville and grew up in Park Ridge, graduating from Park Ridge High School, her obituary on the Vander Plaat Funeral Home website reads. She later worked at the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack as a secretary for 10 years, according to her obituary. She is survived by her husband, Ilir; her three daughters, Lila, Abigail and Sidney; her mother, Maureen; siblings, Andrew, Megan and Kevin, along with numerous family members and friends, acc…
NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says
NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says The victim of a recent murder that rattled a small New Jersey town has been identified in various social media posts and by a campaign launched for her family as a 21-year-old animal lover. Amanda Pulver, of Hackettstown, was shot and killed on Thursday, June 27, the Warren County Prosecutor's Office said. Amanda's 8-month-old puppy, Dunkin, was also apparently killed. As reported by Daily Voice, the shooting happened that morning on Alphano Road in Independence Township. Later that day, Anthony Garvin, 34, of Netcong, was arrested in connection with the shooting in Berks County, …
Bicyclist, 47, Dies After Being Struck On Route 9W Bicyclist, 47, Dies After Being Struck On Route 9W
Bicyclist, 47, Dies After Being Struck On Route 9W Jake Kim, a 47-year-old Englewood resident was killed after his bicycle was truck by a vehicle on Wednesday morning, June 19, according to a fundraiser created to assist his family. As of Thursday, June 27, more than $12,000 has been raised.  "The famous 9W leaving from Fort Lee, will no longer feel the same without him," Jang won Woo, who organized the fundraiser said." Kim was struck by a Mercedes Sprinter Van at 9:50 a.m. at the intersection of Palisade Avenue and Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs police said.  Kim was transported to Englewood Hospital and Medical Cen…
Belleville Driver Going 90 MPH Charged In Crash That Killed Pre-Med Student, Prosecutor Says Belleville Driver Going 90 MPH Charged In Crash That Killed Pre-Med Student, Prosecutor Says
Belleville Driver Going 90 MPH Charged In Crash That Killed Pre-Med Student, Prosecutor Says Charges have been filed against a 41-year-old man who police say was going 90 mph before a crash that killed an 18-year-old pre-med student in Morris County, officials announced. Gerald Veneziano, of Bellville, had numerous open alcohol containers in the vicinity of his Chevrolet Silverado following the accident that killed 18-year-old Jacob Davis in Flanders Friday, May 31, Morris County Acting Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood said. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, while Veneziano was extricated and hospitalized with internal injuries, Calderwood said. Veneziano was charged with r…
Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76 Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76
Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76 Marty Reed, a beloved institution in youth sports in Bayonne, died on Saturday, June 15, at the age of 76, according to his obituary on the Sweeney Funeral Home website. Reed was involved in youth sports for more than 60 years and was a "walking encyclopedia" who remembered every player from Little League and PAL basketball, going back to the 60s, his obituary reads.  He was a regular fixture at Little League games, working the scoreboard and telling stories, and at PAL basketball games, he always greeted people as they arrived, according to his obituary. Bayonne Legend Marty…
NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15
NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 Collin Zavoda, a 15-year-old student athlete at Bridgewater High School died unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, according to a campaign launched for his family. A native of Edison, Zavoda moved to Bridgewater in 2013 and was active in the community, playing baseball and hockey, his obituary on the Bridgewater Funeral Home website reads.  An avid hockey fan, Collin also worked as a hockey referee, according to his obituary and helped lead his club hockey team to a championship. The rising sophomore was also an active Boy Scout who enjoyed fishing, boating and skiing, his obituary rea…
Pre-Med Student, 18, ID'd As Victim Killed In Morris County Crash Pre-Med Student, 18, ID'd As Victim Killed In Morris County Crash
Pre-Med Student, 18, ID'd As Victim Killed In Morris County Crash An 18-year-old Flanders resident has been identified as the victim killed in a two-car crash in Roxbury last month, authorities said. Jacob Davis was heading south on Howard Boulevard in a 2019 Mazda 3 in the collision with a northbound 2021 Chevrolet Silverado, around 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. The driver of the Silverado was extricated from the vehicle and was transported to Morristown Medical Center with serious injuries, the Morris County Prosecu…
NJ Town Mourns Loss Of 'Teddy Bear With Heart Of Gold' Killed Practically On His Own Property NJ Town Mourns Loss Of 'Teddy Bear With Heart Of Gold' Killed Practically On His Own Property
NJ Town Mourns Loss Of 'Teddy Bear With Heart Of Gold' Killed Practically On His Own Property If you're from Andover, you knew Joey Luchetti. He was the one driving the Joe Veg trucks. Big, silver cross necklace.  And a personality larger than life. The lifelong Andover resident, 60, died on Friday, May 31, when his 1963 Pontiac veered off of Yates Avenue, local police said.   The car went down into a culvert and Luchetti was ejected into a wooded area, just behind his house, where he died. "On his own property," said friend of 40 years Joe Pepe, of Fredon. "That's how close to home he was." Joe Veg famously lived on Luchetti Way, a roadway named after his mo…
Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27 Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27
Collin Jimenez, NJ Bartender Dies Suddenly At 27 Collin Jimenez, a Linden native, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, according to his obituary.  Born in New Brunswick, Jimenez lived in South River and Linden, graduating Linden High School in 2016, his obituary reads. He was manager for Bonefish Grill in East Brunswick and worked at 33's Tavern in South River as a bartender, according to his obituary. In his free time, Jimenez enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends, especially his daughter Emily, his obituary reads. A fundraiser has been set up to support Emily. As of Friday, May 24, more than …
Hoboken DJ Lee Montalvo Dies Unexpectedly, 50 Hoboken DJ Lee Montalvo Dies Unexpectedly, 50
Hoboken DJ Lee Montalvo Dies Unexpectedly, 50 Lee Montalvo, a lifelong resident of Hoboken, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11 surrounded by his family, according to his obituary on the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home website says. Montalvo worked in finance before becoming a bartender at Wilton House in Hoboken, his obituary says. He enjoyed talking music and sports, especially about the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins and his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, according to his obituary. “We’ll miss your smiling face behind the bar and your great taste in music,” wrote a mourner on his tribute wall. “We’re lifting up our next beer in y…
Paul Galvez, Filipino Immigrant From Sussex County, Dies, 50 Paul Galvez, Filipino Immigrant From Sussex County, Dies, 50
Paul Galvez, Filipino Immigrant From Sussex County, Dies, 50 Paul Errol Galvez, a longtime Sparta resident, died on Tuesday, May 14, at the age of 50, according to his obituary on the Goble Funeral Home site. "EG" as he was known to his family, was the eldest of three children and grew up in the Philippines, his obituary reads. Growing up, he enjoyed reading, playing video games and reading comic books, along with  weekly visits with his grandparents,  according to his obituary. He later moved to Sparta, graduating from Sparta High and studying International Business at Rutgers University, working in financial services at ING, Morgan S…
'Fun-Loving And Warm' Central Jersey Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police 'Fun-Loving And Warm' Central Jersey Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police
'Fun-Loving And Warm' Central Jersey Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police A Middletown woman died after she was found unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle, authorities said. Middletown police responded to the report of a vehicle that drove off the road near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Collinson Drive at around 12:36 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, the department said in a news release. Officers found 60-year-old Carol Calvano unresponsive and slumped over the steering wheel. After officers performed CPR, paramedics rushed Calvano to HMH Riverview Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the Red Bank hospital. According to her obituary,&…
John Zisa, Legendary North Jersey Football Coach, Dies At 61 John Zisa, Legendary North Jersey Football Coach, Dies At 61
John Zisa, Legendary North Jersey Football Coach, Dies At 61 John Zisa, a football coach throughout North Jersey, died on Sunday May 19, at the age of 61, according to his obituary. Zisa was born and raised in Paterson and moved to Fair Lawn in 1974, his obituary reads. He coached for more than 26 years at Paterson Catholic, Paramus Catholic, Rutherford and Westwood, according to his coaching biography. R.I.P. John Zisa words can’t express how much you will be missed. No single person has had a more profound impact on my... Posted by Nick Campanile on Monday, May 20, 2024 In 1980, before his senior year of high school, Zisa dove into a pool,…
Mark Conforti, Dedicated Union Baseball Coach, Dies At 69 Mark Conforti, Dedicated Union Baseball Coach, Dies At 69
Mark Conforti, Dedicated Union Baseball Coach, Dies At 69 Mark Conforti, an active member of Union Little League, died on Thursday May 9 at Newton Medical Center after a short illness, according to his obituary. Conforti was a musician in many bands and also enjoyed fishing and watching sports, particularly the Yankees and Giants, his obituary reads.  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/union-nj/mark-conforti-11808330 It is with great sadness that I am posting... Posted by Stephen DeAcutis on Saturday, May 11, 2024 The Union Little League Board of Directors has set up a fundraiser to help pay for funeral costs. As of Wednesda…
Baby Killed By Falling Tree Was Visiting Family In Verona, Campaign Says: 'Hearts Are Broken' Baby Killed By Falling Tree Was Visiting Family In Verona, Campaign Says: 'Hearts Are Broken'
Baby Killed By Falling Tree Was Visiting Family In Verona, Campaign Says: 'Hearts Are Broken' The family of a 6-month-old baby is seeking support after his tragic death during a recent trip to New Jersey. Micah Gasin was visiting his grandparents in Verona when he and his grandfather were killed by a falling tree on Monday, April 29, while they were lying in a hammock. The tree in the back of their West Lincoln Street home became uprooted and fell on the two, Verona police said. "Micah was the happiest baby anyone ever met," Ben Canales, who organized a fundraiser for the family, based in San Diego, said. "He had a smile that could light up a room, and strangers would stop in the s…
NJ Loan Officer Was Fighting For Access To Promising Drug Before He Died, 43 NJ Loan Officer Was Fighting For Access To Promising Drug Before He Died, 43
NJ Loan Officer Was Fighting For Access To Promising Drug Before He Died, 43 Michael Smith, a Frelinghuysen resident, died on Sunday, April 28, with his wife by his side after battling stomach cancer, according to his obituary and various social media posts. He was 43. Born in Dover, Smith spent two decades working with Huntington National Bank, according to his obituary on the Cochran Funeral Home website. His LinkedIn page shows he was a mortgage loan officer. In his free time, Smith enjoyed golfing, cooking, fishing and hiking with his dog Jackson, according to his obituary. Smith penned a Facebook post in August 2023 explaining his prognosis, noting that h…
Sudden Death Of Belleville Man, Passaic Police Officer Brian Lora, 29, Stuns Community Sudden Death Of Belleville Man, Passaic Police Officer Brian Lora, 29, Stuns Community
Sudden Death Of Belleville Man, Passaic Police Officer Brian Lora, 29, Stuns Community The sudden death of a 29-year-old Passaic police officer has spread shock and sadness through multiple communities. Brian Lora, a Passaic police officer and Belleville resident, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 29, his department said. "Officer Lora's tenure was marked by unwavering loyalty, exemplary work ethic, fearless commitment to duty, and steadfast adherence to the highest principles of law enforcement," the Passaic Police Department said. "The entire community mourns the loss of Officer Brian Lora, a true exemplar of duty and service." Lora served in the School Resource Division …
Paul Auster, Acclaimed Author From South Orange, Dead At 77 Paul Auster, Acclaimed Author From South Orange, Dead At 77
Paul Auster Obituary Paul Auster, who won numerous literary awards and published "The New York Trilogy" died on Tuesday, April 30, at the age of 77, his literary representatives announced. Born in Newark, Auster was raised in South Orange before graduating from Columbia High School in Maplewood. He initially garnered attention after publishing his memoir "The Invention of Solitude," which discussed his father's death. Auster's most acclaimed work came next: "The New York Trilogy," a series of three novels including "City of Glass," "Ghosts" and "The Locked Room," mixing post modernism with detective fiction. Th…
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man'
NJ Pizzeria Mourns Loss Of Popular Employee: 'He Was The Krispy Man' Andy Loncarevic had a special talent: Making strangers feel like they belonged. That's what many customers of Krispy Pizza in Old Bridge are saying following the 42-year-old Sayreville father's death on Thursday, April 25. A cause of death was not made public. Posted by Antonietta DiRosa Vega on Sunday, April 28, 2024 An immigrant from Montenegro, Andy was remembered on a GoFundMe campaign as a dedicated and hardworking family man. Nearly $54,000 had been raised as of press time. "It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of the passing of our beloved family member, Andy," …
Kevin McGrath, Ridgefield Park Resident, Dies At 62 Kevin McGrath, Ridgefield Park Resident, Dies At 62
Kevin McGrath, Ridgefield Park Resident, Dies At 62 Kevin McGrath, a Ridgefield Park resident died on Thursday, April 11, surrounded by his family, according to his obituary. Born in The Bronx, McGrath worked for Cardella Trucking in North Bergen, his obituary reads. In his free time, McGrath enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and listening to the Grateful Dead and bluegrass music while making repairs around the house, according to his obituary. The greatest guy," said one mourner on his tribute wall. "Kevin was always eager to help anyone. I remember him working so many hours to provide for his family. He always had a joke t…
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall
North Wildwood Restaurant Worker, 21, Dies From Fall Melissa E. O'Malley, a Delaware County native and University of Tampa student, died "following a tragic fall" on Sunday, April 14, loved ones wrote in her obituary. She was 21.  Born in Philadelphia, O'Malley attended Marple Newtown High School and was a junior studying marketing and public relations at UT, her obituary says.  She held a part-time job at Dairy Joy, an ice cream shop in Tampa, and worked at the Surfing Pig in North Wildwood, NJ, according to the restaurant. Friends, coworkers, and loved ones posted tributes on social media.  It is with great sadness…
Lauren Brecher, Longtime Teacher, Morris County Resident, Dies At 50 Lauren Brecher, Longtime Teacher, Morris County Resident, Dies At 50
Lauren Brecher, Longtime Teacher, Morris County Resident, Dies At 50 Lauren Brecher died on Friday, April 12 at Morristown Medical Center at the age of 50 after battling cancer, according to her obituary. Born in Massachusetts, she grew up in Oakland in Bergen County before moving to Lake Hiawatha in 1996, her obituary reads. Brecher was a longtime teacher at Suburban Hills School in Chester and later taught OLPH Early Childhood Center in Oakland, her obituary reads. I met Lauren in 10th grade gym class; she was a junior. We had exercise aerobics and we hid in the back both lazy and I... Posted by Deborah Butturini on Monday, April 15, 2024 "Those w…
Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom From West Orange In PA: State Police Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom From West Orange In PA: State Police
Molly Dowd Obituary Molly Dowd, 43-year-old New Jersey mother, died Monday, April 1, the day after a deer jumped through the windshield of the car she was riding in on a Pennsylvania highway, according to her PA State Police and her obituary on the Dangler Funeral Home website. Dowd was a passenger in the vehicle operated by Michael Bird on I-276 east when a deer crossed the westbound lanes, jumped over the center concrete barrier and onto the hood of the vehicle at 6:25 p.m. March 31 in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The deer came crashing through the windshield, seriousl…
John Dabrowski, Bayonne Salon Owner, Dies At 57 John Dabrowski, Bayonne Salon Owner, Dies At 57
John Dabrowski, Bayonne Salon Owner, Dies At 57 John Dabrowski, a Branchburg resident and Bayonne resident, died on Monday, April 8, at the age of 57, according to his obituary on the Stellato Funeral Home website. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Dabrowski worked as an IT consultant before making a career transition and becoming co-owner of About You Salon in Bayonne, his obituary reads. In his free time, Dabrowski was a history buff who enjoyed watching documentaries and was a movie buff who could quote lines and discuss trivia, according to his obituary. https://www.stellatofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/john-da…
Investment Banking Frat VP From NJ Found Dead On College Campus Was 'Team Player' Investment Banking Frat VP From NJ Found Dead On College Campus Was 'Team Player'
Investment Banking Frat VP From NJ Found Dead On College Campus Was 'Team Player' Services have been finalized for Christian Samay, a New Jersey native, who died while attending Bucknell University on Saturday, March 30 at 22 years old, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Samay, a political science major, was active in the Phi Gama Delta fraternity where he was elected vice president and treasurer his junior year, according to his obituary on the Norma Dean Funeral Home website. In the summers, he worked as an investment banker, his obit says.  Growing up in Mountain Lakes, Christian played lacrosse and soccer: "He was the consummate team player, a loya…
NJ Native Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says NJ Native Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says
NJ Native Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says Iris Crystal Mercado, an Allentown mother, and New Jersey native, died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Sunday, March 31, authorities said. She was 37.  Mercado, called Crystal by friends and loved ones, was hospitalized after a wreck on Route 22 in South Whitehall on Feb. 3, state police have said.  Her daughter Ciara Rodriguez said Mercado was "a 5-foot woman with the personality of a giant." "My mother loved being around friends and family and just enjoying being outside," Rodriguez told Daily Voice.  "She was great at whatever she learned and put her mind …
George Iino, Fort Lee Baseball Coach, Dies At 55: 'Beacon Of Love' George Iino, Fort Lee Baseball Coach, Dies At 55: 'Beacon Of Love'
George Iino, Fort Lee Baseball Coach, Dies At 55: 'Beacon Of Love' George Iino, a Fort Lee resident who coached baseball in the community, died on Wednesday, March 27, according to a fundraiser set up to support his family.  A native of Illinois, Iino moved to New Jersey as a teenager, graduating from Mount Olive High School, his obituary reads. A graduate of Rutgers University, he had numerous passions including skiing, martial arts, DJing, tennis and was a competitive bodybuilder, according to his obituary. Iino pursued a career in international business and trade, which saw him circle the globe, traveling to places like Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris,…