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Bayonne Mourns Loss Of DPW Worker Brian 'Julio' Ahern: 'Friend To All' Bayonne Mourns Loss Of DPW Worker Brian 'Julio' Ahern: 'Friend To All'
Popular Bayonne DPW Worker Brian 'Julio' Ahern Dies Tragedy strikes again in Bayonne. The city is mourning the loss of Brian "Julio" Ahern, a lifelong community member and supervisor for the Department of Public Works, who died Saturday, July 6. Mayor Jimmy Davis said Ahern was "a friend to everyone." "Julio never wasted time, it was too important to him," the mayor said. "Whether it was family time, work time, giving back to our community time, or play time, he gave it his all and enjoyed every minute of it. His zest for life was as big as he was. He lit up every room he walked into. He was larger than life." The Ahern family name runs de…
NJ School Principal, Son Killed In Head-On Crash During Trip To South Africa NJ School Principal, Son Killed In Head-On Crash During Trip To South Africa
NJ School Principal, Son Killed In Head-On Crash During Trip To South Africa The halls of Dr. John Grieco Elementary School in Englewood will be far less bright come the 2024-25 school year. The school's principal, Dr. Daniela Small-Bailey, was killed in a crash in South Africa on July Fourth, her district announced. Small-Bailey died alongside her son, Sidanii Bell, and were among four people killed in the head-on crash involving a police car near Dullstroom at approximately 4:20 p.m., South African Police Service Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Zeph Mkhwanazi said. 2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Chri…
Longtime Saddle Brook UPS Employee Frank Chiavetta Of Wayne Dies, 58: 'We Lost A Great Legend' Longtime Saddle Brook UPS Employee Frank Chiavetta Of Wayne Dies, 58: 'We Lost A Great Legend'
Longtime Saddle Brook UPS Employee Frank Chiavetta Of Wayne Dies, 58: 'We Lost A Great Legend' Lifelong Passaic County resident Frank Chiavetta died on June 17, 2024, at 58 years old with his family by his side, according to his obituary on the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home website. A Clifton native, Frank spent 40 years working UPS, having started with truck-loading and retiring as a customer counter representative in Saddle Brook, in 2023, according to his obituary. He lived in Wayne with his wife of 31 years, Anna Marie Chiavetta. News of the veteran driver's death was shared to Union Local 177's Facebook page, where former colleagues remembered him as a "great dude" with…
Sadness Spreads Following Death Of Hoboken Realtor Blake Pierce, 36 Sadness Spreads Following Death Of Hoboken Realtor Blake Pierce, 36
Sadness Spreads Following Death Of Hoboken Realtor Blake Pierce, 36 The death of Blake Pierce, a 36-year-old realtor, is breaking hearts across New Jersey. The Shrewsbury resident, formerly of Toms River, died on Feb. 18, 2024, his obituary on the Silverton Memorial Website says.  Blake had been working as the director of coaching for Re-Max First in East Brunswick, his obituary says. His profile shows he was a realtor at KW City Life Hoboken. His coworkers are deeply impacted by his loss. "I always thought I could learn from you a different day," one wrote on Instagram. "You would be there next week sharing your knowledge, insight and laughing …
NJ Sheriff's Association Cites 'Fortitude, Resoluteness' Of Fallen Passaic Comrade Berdnik NJ Sheriff's Association Cites 'Fortitude, Resoluteness' Of Fallen Passaic Comrade Berdnik
NJ Sheriff's Association Cites 'Fortitude, Resoluteness' Of Fallen Passaic Comrade Berdnik "On behalf of the Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey, President Sheriff Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and its members, we express our sincere condolences for the loss of our dear brother in law enforcement, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. "Sheriff Berdnik's untimely passing was a shock to us all. He served as a member of the New Jersey Sheriffs Association for fifteen (13) years, where he worked hard to ensure the safety of the Passaic County residents and that the needs of the Passaic County community were addressed.  "Sheriff Berdnik was a man of great character, always mild-mannere…
NJ Firefighter Brian Letrent Dies Suddenly, 34 NJ Firefighter Brian Letrent Dies Suddenly, 34
NJ Firefighter Brian Letrent Dies Suddenly, 34 The Bayville Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. Brian Letrent died suddenly of a medical condition on Wednesday, June 21, according to his obituary. He was 34 years old. A Toms River native, Brian was raised in Bayville and was a 2007 graduate of Central Regional High School. He enlisted in the US Army right after graduation and was deployed to Iraq for six months. From Mayor Carmen Amato. Our heartfelt condolences are with Brian Letrent and his family during this difficult time.... Posted by Berkeley Township on Thursday, June 22, 2023 Brian worked as a mechan…
Coral Tavarez Of East Orange Dies, 11 Coral Tavarez Of East Orange Dies, 11
Coral Tavarez Of East Orange Dies, 11 Coral Tavarez, an 11-year-old East Orange resident, passed away on Sunday, May 7, according to her obituary. A cause of death was not listed. Condolences for the family poured in on her tribute wall. "Our condolences and prayers are with you," said one mourner.  "God give you the strength you need right now. We are with you for whatever you need." "I know there is no consolation when it comes to the loss of a daughter, but now they have an angel in heaven who will be with them forever," said another mourner.  "Coral is just ahead of us. Forces for the Tavarez Fam." Visitation an…
Rutgers Student Killed In Route 9 Crash Treated Customers With Extreme Kindness Rutgers Student Killed In Route 9 Crash Treated Customers With Extreme Kindness
Rutgers Student Killed In Route 9 Crash Treated Customers With Extreme Kindness Driton Guze is being remembered for the way he made those around him feel: Seen and heard. The 22-year-old Rutgers University business student was killed when he lost control of an Infiniti Q50 Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Old Bridge, police said. Condolences have been pouring in for him ever since, each one noting his kindness and thoughtfulness. "He was the nicest person at Old Bridge Pizza. I have Parkinsons Disease and when I felt well enough to go get something there he would always give me a few minutes of his time and made sure I was well taken care," wrote one person in a co…
Jersey Shore Motorcyclist Dylan DeStefano Dies In Crash, 19 Jersey Shore Motorcyclist Dylan DeStefano Dies In Crash, 19
Jersey Shore Motorcyclist Dylan DeStefano Dies In Crash, 19 Dylan DeStefano died in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday, Oct. 12 of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, his obituary says. He was 19 years old. The Barnegat/Manahawkin resident's greatest passions were his Honda Street Bike and his Nissan 350 Z, next to physical fitness, his obit says. Dylan was a valued employee of Mud City, where he was considered family. Hundreds of people who knew and loved Dylan turned out for a memorial in his honor last week. A GoFundMe page for Dylan's family had raised more than $24,600 as of Sunday, Oct. 16. Condolences poured in on Instagram. …
Sussex County Native, High Point Regional HS Grad Anthony James Bush Dies, 29 Sussex County Native, High Point Regional HS Grad Anthony James Bush Dies, 29
Sussex County Native, High Point Regional HS Grad Anthony James Bush Dies, 29 Sussex County native and High Point Regional High School graduate Anthony James Bush died at his home in Wantage on June 6. He was 29. Born in Jersey City, Bush grew up in Wantage and participated in the SCARC work program, his obituary says. Bush was known for his love of all things food and going out to eat. His greatest love, however, was his family, according to his memorial, which is flooded with condolences from the many individuals whose lives he touched over the years. “It was my honor to be Anthony’s aide for 3 years,” writes Mary Thompson. “We were a force as a team! There are s…
UPDATE: State Police Looking For Witnesses To Crash That Killed Woman, 29 UPDATE: State Police Looking For Witnesses To Crash That Killed Woman, 29
Update: State Police Looking For Witnesses To Crash That Killed Woman, 29 UPDATE, Dec. 2: The State Police are asking for witnesses to the head-on collision that killed the North Plainfield woman last week. Click here for more.  Original story is below:  Outspoken. Independent. Caring. This is how Kristen Leary of North Plainfield is being remembered. Leary. 29, was killed after being struck head-on by a 23-year-old man early Monday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said. More than $12,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe to help with costs associated with Leary's funeral as of Wednesday morning. "She was fiercely independent, known for h…