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Former Ridgewood Football Player Preston Stott Dies, 18: 'Determined, Always Cracking Us Up' Former Ridgewood Football Player Preston Stott Dies, 18: 'Determined, Always Cracking Us Up'
Former Ridgewood Football Player Preston Stott Dies, 18: 'Determined, Always Cracking Us Up' The Ridgewood community is mourning the loss of former football player and student Preston Stott. According to his obituary, Preston died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 18 years old. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 2023, and was a linebacker on the school's football team. "Our Ridgewood High School community is in pain after the sudden passing this week of Class of 2023 alumnus, Preston Stott," RHS Principal Jeff Nyhuis said. "Preston was a compassionate young person who made RHS a better place even after he graduated. Preston loved playing football for the Maroons an…
New Brunswick City Worker Andrea Diaz Dies Suddenly, 22 New Brunswick City Worker Andrea Diaz Dies Suddenly, 22
New Brunswick City Worker Andrea Diaz Dies Suddenly, 22 Support was surging for the family of a 22-year-old New Brunswick woman who died suddenly in April 2023. Andrea Diaz was being remembered on a GoFundMe campaign as a "loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and friend to many." The campaign had raised more than $8,200 as of Sunday, May 7. According to her obituary, Andrea had been working for the City of New Brunswick at the time of her passing. Services were held at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., with interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. Click here for Andrea Diaz's complete obituary and here to do…
Former Montclair Teacher Fady Hanna Dies Former Montclair Teacher Fady Hanna Dies
Former Montclair Teacher Fady Hanna Dies A Passaic County high school is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved teachers. Fady Hanna, an English teacher at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon since 2020, was remembered by Schools Superintendent Gary Lubisco Jr. as "an engaging teacher," who made students feel excited to attend class. "We feel horrible," Luisco told Daily Voice. "He was a beloved member of our school community and will be deeply missed." It was not immediately known when or how Hanna died. The school will be closed on Wednesday, April 19 due to Hanna's untimely death, officials announced in a le…
Rahway Mom Shavon Lopez Dies Suddenly, 33 Rahway Mom Shavon Lopez Dies Suddenly, 33
Rahway Mom Shavon Lopez Dies Suddenly, 33 Support was surging for a pair of young Rahway brothers mourning the sudden loss of their 33-year-old mom. Shavon Lopez died suddenly on Monday, Feb. 6, according to her obituary and a GoFundMe campaign. Shavon sacrificed nearly everything for her sons, Amari and Liam, those who knew her said. "Shavon always wanted to share and bring the family together," her obituary reads. "Somethings I felt as if she would put everyone first and not tend to herself. She always wanted what was best for her kids and worked so her to provide and give them nothing but the best life she could give." "…
Bloomfield's Jordan Darley, Passaic Firefighter Dies Suddenly Leaving Behind Wife, Baby Bloomfield's Jordan Darley, Passaic Firefighter Dies Suddenly Leaving Behind Wife, Baby
Bloomfield's Jordan Darley, Passaic Firefighter Dies Suddenly Leaving Behind Wife, Baby Support was surging for the wife and child of Passaic firefighter Jordan Darley who died suddenly in November 2022. Darley, 40, died on Nov. 12 after going into cardiac arrest, according to a GoFundMe page launched for his wife, Lucia, and baby, Jordan. The Bloomfield resident owned his own HVAC company in Nutley, and was proud to have become a firefighter, accomplishing a lifelong dream, his obituary says. He married Lucia in March 2020 and just more than two years later, welcomed their son. "Jordan was a light to all who had the pleasure of knowing him," the GoFundMe page reads. "His po…
Head Injury Kills Morristown Mom, Loved Ones Say Head Injury Kills Morristown Mom, Loved Ones Say
Head Injury Kills Morristown Mom, Loved Ones Say A young mother in Morristown has died after a head injury, according to a fundraiser created to support her loved ones. Medeenah Aquillah Fleary passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, after an unexpected head injury, according to GoFundMe. Fleary leaves behind three children, Hassan, 9, Ali, 7, and Nevaeh, 2, along with numerous family members and loved ones. Her family has created a GoFundMe to help ease the financial burden caused by her sudden and devastating loss. "Medeenah will always be remembered by her exuberant personality, always having a smile on her face and her beautiful heart", s…
Faithful Father, Hudson County Construction Worker Dies Suddenly In Sleep, 32 Faithful Father, Hudson County Construction Worker Dies Suddenly In Sleep, 32
Faithful Father, Hudson County Construction Worker Dies Suddenly In Sleep, 32 Faithful father and Hudson County construction worker Damiano “Ino” Corrente, Jr. died unexpectedly in Metuchen on Friday, Oct. 14. He was 32. A resident of North Bergen, Damiano worked as a laborer at Esposito Construction and loved spending time with his son, his obituary and social media pages say. A GoFundMe launched for his funeral costs says that Damiano — a dedicated father — died suddenly in his sleep. “Because this happened so unexpectedly the family has no life insurance and could greatly use your help,” reads the campaign. “If you are unable to donate, your thoughts and prayers …
Bed Bath & Beyond Exec Leaps To His Death From NYC's Jenga Tower Bed Bath & Beyond Exec Leaps To His Death From NYC's Jenga Tower
Bed Bath & Beyond Exec Leaps To His Death From NYC's Jenga Tower A Bed Bath & Beyond executive leapt 18 stories to his death from New York City's "Jenga" tower Friday, Sept. 2, multiple reports say. Gustavo Arnal, 52, was the executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Union, NJ-based company. Calls reporting a jumper came around 12:30 p.m. from the 60-story building's location in lower Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood at 56 Leonard Street near Church Street, according to the Daily Mail. Messages left with Bed Bath & Bed and Arnal’s family on Saturday, Sept. 3 were not immediately returned, the New York Post said. Shares in…
Support Surges For Family After Death Of Devoted Dad, Phillipsburg Public Works Employee, 44 Support Surges For Family After Death Of Devoted Dad, Phillipsburg Public Works Employee, 44
Support Surges For Family After Death Of Devoted Dad, Phillipsburg Public Works Employee, 44 Support is on the rise for the family of devoted father and Phillipsburg Public Works employee Kevin Johnson, who died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the age of 44. Born in Hackettstown, Kevin had been employed with the Department of Public Works with the Town of Phillipsburg, his obituary says. Kevin was known for his love of youth sports and had spent time as a coach with Steele Hill and Firthtown, according to his memorial. He also loved the Philadelphia Eagles. Above all, Kevin was a dedicated family man who embraced his role as a loving father to his wife, Sta…
Matt Krawiec Of Garfield Dies Suddenly: 'Heart Of Pure Gold' Matt Krawiec Of Garfield Dies Suddenly: 'Heart Of Pure Gold'
Matt Krawiec Of Garfield Dies Suddenly: 'Heart Of Pure Gold' Support was surging for the family of a 29-year-old Garfield man who died suddenly last month. Mateusz "Matt" Krawiec died suddenly on Friday, July 1, and was being remembered by loved ones on a GoFundMe page as "one of the most genuine people we've ever met — funny, kind, selfless, and caring with a heart of pure gold..." More than $36,400 had been raised as of Tuesday, Aug. 16 on a GoFundMe launched to bring Matt's body to Poland, his final resting place. Matt was born in Stalowa Wola, Poland and moved to the US when he was 10 years old. He ran a tiling business alongside his s…
Jessica Jacho Of Belleville Dies Suddenly, 24 Jessica Jacho Of Belleville Dies Suddenly, 24
Jessica Jacho Of Belleville Dies Suddenly, 24 Jessica Jacho of Belleville died suddenly on June 19. She was 24 years old. A Belleville High School and Monmouth University graduate, Jessica loved to play soccer, her obituary said.  More than $10,900 had been raised as of Monday, June 27 on a GoFundMe for her family. Jessica is survived by her beloved parents Maria and Carlos Jacho, sister Erika Jacho and brother Carlos Jacho Jr. 
‘Absolutely Devastating:’ Lifelong Morris County Resident Dies Suddenly, 26 ‘Absolutely Devastating:’ Lifelong Morris County Resident Dies Suddenly, 26
‘Absolutely Devastating:’ Lifelong Morris County Resident Dies Suddenly, 26 Support is skyrocketing for the heartbroken family of lifelong Morris County resident Anthony “AJ” Dragona following his sudden death on Monday, June 20 at the age of 26. Born in Morristown, AJ grew up in Lake Shawnee, where he lived his entire life, his obituary says. AJ attended the County College of Morris and had worked at the Whiskey Cafe, his social media page says. He leaves behind his loving parents, Anthony and Maureen (nee Szeleski) Dragona; a brother; Nicholas Dragona; his dog, Ruthie; as well as countless close friends. Meanwhile, nearly $21,500 had been raised on GoFundMe for…
Support Surges For Family After Sudden Death Of Devoted Hopatcong Mom, 47 Support Surges For Family After Sudden Death Of Devoted Hopatcong Mom, 47
Support Surges For Family After Sudden Death Of Devoted Hopatcong Mom, 47 Support is skyrocketing for a heartbroken family after the sudden death of a beloved Hopatcong mother. April Marie Nall-Johnson died on Friday, June 3 at the age of 47, her obituary says. She attended Hopatcong High School and worked at Rent-A-Wreck, her social media page says. The beloved mother, wife, daughter, and sister was remembered as a “friend to many,” according to a GoFundMe launched to help cover her funeral expenses. April was known for her bubbly personality and embraced her role as a devoted mother to her two daughters, ages 10 and 13, the fundraiser says. More than $8,100 …
Beloved NJ 6-Year-Old Dies Suddenly In Sleep Beloved NJ 6-Year-Old Dies Suddenly In Sleep
Beloved NJ 6-Year-Old Dies Suddenly In Sleep Beloved Morris County six-year-old Daniella Obiageli Tetteh died suddenly in her sleep and was pronounced dead at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville, NJ on Sunday, April 3. Lovingly called “Princess Ella,” Daniella was born in Paterson before moving to Rockaway with her family, where she lived at the time of her death, her obituary says. Daniella was a student at Pillar Elementary School in Livingston, according to her memorial. Daniella leaves behind her parents, Ifeoluwa Fawole-Tetteh and Daniel Tetteh; younger sister, Netania Tetteh; maternal grandparents, and extended family members. Da…
Rutgers Honors Grad, Beloved First Aid Squad Volunteer Dies Suddenly, 24 Rutgers Honors Grad, Beloved First Aid Squad Volunteer Dies Suddenly, 24
Rutgers Honors Grad, Beloved First Aid Squad Volunteer Dies Suddenly, 24 Rutgers University honors graduate and first aid squad volunteer Ronald “RJ” Anthony Croce died unexpectedly on Monday, March 14. He was 24. Born in Red Bank, RJ grew up in Union Beach before moving to Rumson, where he lived at the time of his death, his obituary says. RJ graduated from Rumson Fair Haven High in 2015 before attending Rutgers University, where he was a beloved member of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. RJ went on to graduate with Cum Laude Honors from the university’s Business School, his memorial says. RJ was working as a business risk analyst at UBS Financial in Jersey Ci…
Organs Of NJ Mom Who Died Suddenly Will Help Save Others Organs Of NJ Mom Who Died Suddenly Will Help Save Others
Organs Of NJ Mom Who Died Suddenly Will Help Save Others The organs of a New Jersey mom who died suddenly will help save the lives of others. Kelsey Gilmore, 30, was found unresponsive at home on Feb. 21, those who knew the family say. After several tests and nearly a week on a ventilator, she was declared brain dead and removed from life support. Kelsey leaves behind her husband, Brian Gilmore, and four children, Kylie, 9, Bryce, 5, Benjamin, 2, and 1-month-old Joseph. A GoFundMe page for the family had raised $16,600 as of Tuesday, March 1. "Kelsey was a faithful wife, the most amazing mother, a devoted daughter, a helpful sister, and a fun-…
Beloved Trenton Native, Montclair State Grad Dies Suddenly At 23 Beloved Trenton Native, Montclair State Grad Dies Suddenly At 23
Beloved Trenton Native, Montclair State Grad Dies Suddenly At 23 Beloved Trenton native and Montclair State University graduate Taquesha Tift died suddenly on Monday, Feb. 7. She was 23. Tift grew up in Trenton and attended the Mercer County Health Science Academy, her social media pages say. Tift then went on to study exercise science at Montclair State University, where she graduated in 2021, her page says. Social media tributes were pouring in for Tift, who was remembered as a loving soul and a “special light in this world.” “God gifted you with so much charisma, you can light up a room and make anyone smile!” writes Tiffany Hargrett. “You gave us…
Beloved Lehigh Valley Native, Dedicated Real Estate Agent Dies Suddenly At Age 32 Beloved Lehigh Valley Native, Dedicated Real Estate Agent Dies Suddenly At Age 32
Beloved Lehigh Valley Native, Dedicated Real Estate Agent Dies Suddenly At Age 32 Beloved Lehigh Valley native and dedicated real estate agent Amber M. Minotti died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 27 at the age of 32. Born in Phillipsburg, Minotti attended Easton Area High School, where she graduated in 2007, her obituary says. Minotti then went on to study business and finance at Temple University, where she graduated in 2011, according to her memorial. Minotti had most recently worked as a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Allentown. Minotti was remembered for her tenacity to embrace life and her endless passion for encouraging and making others happy. “Amber lived he…
Late NJ Dad Walked Miles To Train So Wife Could Use Car For Son With Autism, Campaign Says Late NJ Dad Walked Miles To Train So Wife Could Use Car For Son With Autism, Campaign Says
Late NJ Dad Walked Miles To Train So Wife Could Use Car For Son With Autism, Campaign Says Support is surging for a New Jersey mom and her son after the patriarch of the family died suddenly. Aliaksei Novikau of Wayne passed away on Nov. 28. He was 47 years old. Meanwhile, his wife, Tanya, and their son Anthony, who has autism, are left grieving his loss. More than $1,800 had been raised as of Saturday morning on a GoFundMe for the mother and son. He was being remembered as a caring and devoted husband and dad. "Any time someone needed help with something, Alex dropped whatever he was doing to lend a hand," GoFundMe founder Matt Watkins said.  "Our car broke down in the …
Bergen County Boy, 14, Playing Basketball Collapses, Dies Bergen County Boy, 14, Playing Basketball Collapses, Dies
Bergen County Boy, 14, Playing Basketball Collapses, Dies Members of a stunned and heartbroken community wrapped their collective hearts around a grieving Dumont family Sunday while trying to wrap their minds around the sudden death of a 14-year-old boy who collapsed while playing basketball. Aaron Vasquez, who hoped to someday become a major league baseball player or coach, had finished practicing with his recreational league team on Saturday when he decided to stick around Grant Elementary School to play ball with his younger brother, other parents said. A short time later he collapsed, they said. A coach who's a hospital medic immediately beg…
'Devastated:' North Jersey Native, Aspiring Policeman Gunnar Bigley Dies Suddenly At 19 'Devastated:' North Jersey Native, Aspiring Policeman Gunnar Bigley Dies Suddenly At 19
'Devastated:' North Jersey Native, Aspiring Policeman Gunnar Bigley Dies Suddenly At 19 North Jersey native and aspiring police officer Gunnar Jeffrey Bigley died suddenly at Morristown Memorial Hospital on Sept. 23. He was 19. Born in Denville, Bigley worked as a parts delivery driver for Family Ford in Netcong and lived in Andover, his obituary says.  Gunnar was known for his passion for anything with a motor, from riding four-wheelers and dirt bikes to owning his very own Chevy Duramax truck. Above all, Bigley was remembered for his kind-hearted soul and for the one-of-a-kind bond he shared with his loving mother, Donna Hamilton Bigley. “He wanted nothing more than to ma…
Bergen County Native Jorge Merced Jr. Dies Suddenly, 21 Bergen County Native Jorge Merced Jr. Dies Suddenly, 21
Bergen County Native Jorge Merced Jr. Dies Suddenly, 21 Longtime Bergen County resident Jorge Merced Jr. died suddenly on Oct. 6. He was 21 years old. The Garfield native was a student at William Paterson University in Wayne and worked at GNC in Wallington, according to his obituary. More than $6,700 had been raised on a GoFundMe for the family as of Wednesday. "We are writing to you today to let you know of the sudden and unexpected passing of Jorge Merced Jr," the page reads. "Jorge was a wonderful son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend who brought joy to those around him. "We are absolutely heartbroken and devastated by Jorge’s p…
9-Year-Old NJ Boy Dies Suddenly 9-Year-Old NJ Boy Dies Suddenly
9-Year-Old NJ Boy Dies Suddenly Support is pouring in for the family of a New Jersey boy who suddenly and tragically died in his sleep at just nine years old. Mario C. Musolino died while sleeping in bed at his family's Hopatcong home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, his obituary says. Born in Denville, Mario was a thriving third grade student at Hopatcong Elementary School and was known for his love of animals, especially dogs, as well as music and being with his family, his memorial says. More than $12,700 had been raised as of Tuesday on a GoFundMe for Mario’s funeral expenses, putting the family more than halfway toward the $17…
Woman Dies On Outdoor Performance Stage In South Ward Woman Dies On Outdoor Performance Stage In South Ward
Woman Dies On Outdoor Performance Stage In South Ward A 55-year-old woman went unconscious then died on an outdoor stage in Newark Friday, news reports say. Police were called to the performance stage at Clinton and Peshine avenues around 1 p.m., where they found the woman unresponsive on the stage, RLS Media reports. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A cause of death has not yet been announced and the incident was not considered suspicious.
Edison Police Officer Ryan Borden Dies Suddenly, 26 Edison Police Officer Ryan Borden Dies Suddenly, 26
Edison Police Officer Ryan Borden Dies Suddenly, 26 The Edison Police Department is mourning the loss of officer Ryan Borden, who died suddenly in his home on March 16. He was 26 years old. The cause of death was no immediately made public. Borden worked as a Rutgers University- Camden Campus police officer before joining Edison's ranks.  "Officer Borden always had a smile on his face and was proud serve to the residents of Edison," his department wrote. "Our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to his family and loved ones." "Officer Borden was known to always have a warm smile and kind heart," Fraternal Order Of Police Lod…