Lauren Brecher, Oakland Native, Longtime Teacher, Dies At 50 Lauren Brecher, Oakland Native, Longtime Teacher, Dies At 50
Lauren Brecher, Oakland Native, Longtime Teacher, 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, 43, From NJ In PA: State Police Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom, 43, From NJ In PA: State Police
Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom, 43, From NJ In PA: State Police 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…
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,…
Producer Of Popular Nike, 'Dawn Saves Wildlife' Commercials From NJ Michael Downey Dies, 57 Producer Of Popular Nike, 'Dawn Saves Wildlife' Commercials From NJ Michael Downey Dies, 57
Producer Of Popular Nike, 'Dawn Saves Wildlife' Commercials From NJ Michael Downey Dies, 57 Michael Joseph Downey, a Norwood resident who produced the well-reviewed movie "Roadie" and popular television commercials died on Sunday, March 18 at the age of 57, according to his obituary. Downey and his wife Christen founded Hero Content, which produced commercials for Nike and Proctor and Gamble, like the popular "Dawn Saves Wildlife" commercials. Downey assisted with charitable campaigns for Hackensack University Health Network, the PAL Wrestling Program and Family Promise of Bergen County, his obituary reads. In 2012, "Roadie" starring Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy was released…
'Undone Melody': Funeral Held For Montclair State Freshman Found Dead In Newark Bay 'Undone Melody': Funeral Held For Montclair State Freshman Found Dead In Newark Bay
'Undone Melody': Funeral Held For Montclair State Freshman Found Dead In Newark Bay A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 19, for an 18-year-old Montclair State University freshman from Jersey City whose body was recovered from Newark Bay. Hayley Alvarado had been missing since just before Christmas last year. Her body was spotted and then recovered from the bay near Gregg County Park in Bayonne on March 5, according to the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department. The Filipino American teen reportedly was wearing the same blue "Delaware" t-shirt that her father said he bought her during a trip to Maryland two years ago, as well as the same pants and shoes. She was officially…
Ava Rasmussen, Former Mahwah HS Cheerleader, Dies At 18: 'Our Hearts Are Shattered' Ava Rasmussen, Former Mahwah HS Cheerleader, Dies At 18: 'Our Hearts Are Shattered'
Ava Rasmussen, Former Mahwah HS Cheerleader, Dies At 18: 'Our Hearts Are Shattered' Ava Rasmussen, who graduated Mahwah High School last year, died on Wednesday, March 13. Ava, an active member of the school's cheerleading team and student government, died of cancer at the age of 18. Ava Rasmussen GoFundMe photo A truly sad day for our entire Mahwah community. Bright lights never get extinguished. They sometimes just need to fly... Posted by Jonathan N. Marcus on Thursday, March 14, 2024 "Ava has made a lasting impact on everyone who she came across," Superintendent Dr. Michael DeTuro said, noting counseling is available at the school to support students…
Morris County Teacher, Mom Cheryl Granito Dies After Breast Cancer Battle Morris County Teacher, Mom Cheryl Granito Dies After Breast Cancer Battle
Morris County Teacher, Mom Cheryl Granito Dies After Breast Cancer Battle Cheryl Granito, a teacher in Morris County, died on Sunday, March 10, after battling metastatic breast cancer, according to her obituary. Born in Toronto, Granito moved to Chatham and grew up in Madison, graduating from Madison High School, her obituary reads.  Graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 1998, she met her husband Mark in 2002, and the two married in 2008 before settling in Denville, according to her obituary. This is unbelievably heartbreaking 😢 💔 Cheryl was a teacher at the boys’ elementary school. She was also a Denville... Posted by Charlene Scott on&nbs…
Popular Bergen County Youth Sports Coach, Dad To Newborn Mike Burns Dies After Bicycle Ride, 37 Popular Bergen County Youth Sports Coach, Dad To Newborn Mike Burns Dies After Bicycle Ride, 37
Popular Bergen County Youth Sports Coach, Dad To Newborn Mike Burns Dies After Bicycle Ride, 37 Shock and sadness spread following the death of 37-year-old Michael Burns, a well-respected youth sports coach and father of two. According to his obituary, Mike died unexpectedly on a bicycle ride Sunday, March 3.  A member of the Ironworkers Union, Local 11 Mike "loved the challenges of his job, especially the thrill of working on structures from very great heights," his obituary reads. He was outspoken and "always tried to push his own personal limits." "Wrestling was his lifelong passion, and he trained his body, mind and spirit with diligence and devotion to the art and skills of…
Tributes Pour In For Longtime First Responder Leslie Graf, Passaic County Native Tributes Pour In For Longtime First Responder Leslie Graf, Passaic County Native
Tributes Pour In For Longtime First Responder Leslie Graf, Passaic County Native Leslie Graf, a lifelong New Jersey resident and longtime first responder, died on Tuesday, March 5 at the age of 77, according to her obituary. Born in Kearny in 1947, Graf lived in Nutley before moving to Wayne, her obituary reads. She met her husband Bill while attending Wayne Valley High School and they raised their three daughters in Bloomingdale, according to her obituary. Chief Daniel Greenwood and the entire police department send our sincere condolences to the Graf Family and Tri-Boro... Posted by Bloomingdale Police Department on Thursday, March 7, 2024 Graf was a nurse fo…
Steve Lawrence, Crooner Who Helped Open NJ's First Casino, Dies At 88 Steve Lawrence, Crooner Who Helped Open NJ's First Casino, Dies At 88
Steve Lawrence, Crooner Who Helped Open NJ's First Casino, Dies At 88 Steve Lawrence, an iconic crooner who helped open New Jersey's first casino, has died, according to reports. Lawrence died on Thursday, Mar. 7 at 88 years old. A family spokesperson said the singer's cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to Variety. Lawrence and his wife Eydie Gormé sang in the pop vocal duo called "Steve and Eydie". The couple toured together from 1954 to 2009, and Gormé died in 2013. Lawrence was known for hits like "Go Away Little Girl",  "Pretty Blue Eyes", and "Footsteps". He was also an actor, a comedian, and a Broadway p…
Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (TRIBUTE) Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (TRIBUTE)
Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (Tribute) Col. Kenneth John Yeasky, of Belvidere, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2024, his family writes in his obituary on the MacFadden Funeral Home website. He was 60 years old. Ken was born on July 3, 1963 to Mary Ann “Tommie” Tomczyk and the late Edwin Yeasky.  He grew up in Carteret and graduated from Green Brook High School (Somerset County). Ken had a distinguished 38-year military career at multiple levels in different branches. He graduated from Kean University with a bachelor's in industrial engineering, and had graduated from numerous other military schools. "He wanted to be…
NJ's Theresa 'Tess' Callaghan Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis, 29 NJ's Theresa 'Tess' Callaghan Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis, 29
NJ's Theresa 'Tess' Callaghan Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis, 29 Theresa Callaghan, a 29-year-old Mount Olive native, died on Monday, Feb. 26 after battling brain cancer, according to her obituary. Born in Cranford, Callaghan graduated from Mount Olive High School in 2012, her obituary reads. She graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in nutrition and dietetics and later achieved her master's in nutrition from St. Elizabeth University, according to her obituary. Callaghan was diagnosed with brain cancer in March 2023, according to a fundraiser set up to support her medical bills. As of Thursday, March 7, more than $106,000 had been raised.…
'Look For My Soul In Your Next Life': New Milford Bus Crash Victim, 64, Succumbs To Injuries 'Look For My Soul In Your Next Life': New Milford Bus Crash Victim, 64, Succumbs To Injuries
'Look For My Soul In Your Next Life': New Milford Bus Crash Victim, 64, Succumbs To Injuries 𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗕𝗨𝗧𝗘: A 64-year-old New Milford man who died less than two weeks after he was struck by a commuter bus while walking to work donated his kidneys, loved ones said. Daybreak was still a good 20 minutes away when the NJ Transit bus hit Frank Bauer at the intersection of Madison Avenue and River Road shortly before 6:30 a.m. Feb. 21. Bauer suffered a fractured skull, brain bleed and other major injuries, loved ones said. Doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center put him into an induced coma in a determined effort to save him. The PSE&G veteran and grandfather died on Sunday, March…
Jersey City Filmmaker Armando Blandon Dies Suddenly Jersey City Filmmaker Armando Blandon Dies Suddenly
Jersey City Filmmaker Armando Blandon Dies Suddenly Armando Blandon, a 52-year-old filmmaker, died suddenly at home in Jersey City on Sunday, Feb. 18, according to his obituary and a campaign launched for loved ones. A GoFundMe launched for his wife of 13 years, Chastity, said Armando's death was sudden, and he and Chastity "continued to reflect a love rarely seen today." Hi Everyone, On Sunday Evening, a dear friend of mine, Armando (Armando Blandon), passed away in his home that he... Posted by Brianna Heim on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Armando was raised in Jersey City, having graduated from St. Mary's High School and…
NJ's Richard Reinhold Jr., 46, Deputy Special Agent For Homeland Security Dies NJ's Richard Reinhold Jr., 46, Deputy Special Agent For Homeland Security Dies
NJ's Richard Reinhold Jr., 46, Deputy Special Agent For Homeland Security Dies Richard Reinhold Jr., a well-respected deputy special agent in charge with Homeland Security Investigations from New Jersey, died on Monday, Feb. 26 with his family by his side, his obituary said. He was 46 years old. Rich, of Delran — affectionately referred to by colleagues as "Big Daddy" — previously worked as an agent in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Newark, NJ.  Richard grew up in Philadelphia and attended Father Judge High School and Holy Family University where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, his obituary said. After graduating, he joined the…
Jersey Shore Man, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont Jersey Shore Man, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont
Jersey Shore Man, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont An Ocean County man was killed in a snowmobiling accident near a popular Vermont ski area, according to his obituary. Matthew Morris of Point Pleasant Beach died from his injuries on Tuesday, Feb. 20 while snowmobiling near Stratton Mountain Resort, his obituary said. He was 31 years old. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matt (@captmateo) Winhall's police chief said Morris's snowmobile crashed into trees and rocks, as reported by NJ Advance Media. Daily Voice has reached out to the Vermont town's police department for confirmation…
Comedian Richard Lewis, North Jersey Native, Dies At 76 Comedian Richard Lewis, North Jersey Native, Dies At 76
Comedian Richard Lewis, North Jersey Native, Dies At 76 Richard Lewis, the iconic comedian who dressed in all black and was raised in Bergen County, died on Tuesday, Feb 27 from a heart attack, his publicist said. He was 76. Lewis lived in Englewood and was a 1965 graduate of Dwight Morrow High School. Getting into standup in the 1970s, he made numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night With David Letterman," where he would vent about his various hangups, freely using his hands to make a point. Comedy Central named him one of the 100 Greatest Comedians Of All-Time. A Blast from the Past Lewis starred in several sitcoms, i…
Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable' Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable'
Bergen County 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…
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…
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…
Guy Del Corso, Legendary Passaic County Bodybuilding Coach, Dies: 'Loved By All' Guy Del Corso, Legendary Passaic County Bodybuilding Coach, Dies: 'Loved By All'
Guy Del Corso, Legendary Passaic County Bodybuilding Coach, Dies: 'Loved By All' Guy Del Corso, a bodybuilding coach in Passaic County and former Mr. New Jersey, died on Thursday, Feb. 15, his family announced on Instagram. Del Corso, who lived in Hawthorne, had a stroke last month, his family said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Guy Del Corso (@coffeewithcoach_) "He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed terribly," his family wrote. "Please know he loved each and every one of you." The bodybuilding coach originally developed a fascination with bodybuilding when he was just nine years old, visitin…
Christian Mazzariello, Bergen County Native, Dies At 20 Years Old Christian Mazzariello, Bergen County Native, Dies At 20 Years Old
Christian Mazzariello, Bergen County Native, Dies At 20 Years Old Christian Mazzariello, a native of Emerson, died on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the age of 20, after battling a brief illness according to his obituary. Mazzariello was a student (Class of 2025) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, majoring in computer science at  the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the university announced in a statement. "Christian was a bright light in the university and engineering communities," Ricardo Hall, Vice President for Student Affairs at Leigh said. "He will be deeply missed." Tributes poured in for Mazzariello on his obit…
Montclair Native, Attorney Laura Marchini Dies, 37 Montclair Native, Attorney Laura Marchini Dies, 37
Montclair Native, Attorney Laura Marchini Dies, 37 Laura Marchini, an attorney with Montclair roots, died on Feb. 2, 2024 at 37 years old, her obituary on the Bizub Quinlan Funeral Home website reads. Laura graduated from Montclair High School and earned her JD at Rutgers School of Law, after completing her bachelor's degree at Montclair State University. According to her obituary, Laura worked as a submissions editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter while at Rutgers. She was also a Courtroom Advocates Project coordinator, co-chair of the Women’s Law Forum and founded the Take Back the Night Rally and March in Newark, her obitua…
Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19 Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19
Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19 Family and loved ones are mourning the death of a teen from Toms River. A GoFundMe page was created in the memory of Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi, who died on Friday, Jan. 26 at 19 years old, according to his obituary.  The memorial fundraiser was created after a car crash sent Rodriguez Garibaldi to the hospital. Details in the crash were not immediately available. The GoFundMe page raised more than $28,500 from at least 500 donations as of Thursday, Feb. 8. "Your overwhelming support has meant the world to his family during this challenging time," the fundraiser page said. "We are gra…
Nicholas Lewis, Closter Native, Dies At 41: 'True Mensch' Nicholas Lewis, Closter Native, Dies At 41: 'True Mensch'
Nicholas Lewis, Closter Native, Dies At 41: 'True Mensch' Nicholas Lewis, a native of Closter, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 4, according to his obituary.  A graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School in 2000, Lewis was a standout lineman for the Norseman, earning All-League and All-Bergen County honors as a sophomore, his obituary reads. I am sorry to share the very sad news, but the world lost a huge personality and great man over the weekend, Nick Lewis... Posted by John Shankman on Monday, February 5, 2024 A lawyer, Lewis recently had started his own law firm, Lewis Law, in Woodcliff Lake.  He is survived by his…
Support Swells After Livingston Resident Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack, 21 Support Swells After Livingston Resident Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack, 21
Support Swells After Livingston Resident Amanda Magenheim Dies Of Asthma Attack, 21 Amanda Nicole Magenheim, a student at Penn State University and a native of Livingston, NJ, died on Friday, Jan. 12 after suffering a severe asthma attack at the age of 21, according to a fundraiser set up to support her family. A devoted Nittany Lion, Magenheim made the Dean's List every semester and dreamed of becoming an occupational therapist, according to her obituary. She is survived by her parents, Donna and Sanford, her sisters, Alyssa and Erica, and numerous other family members and friends, her obituary reads. I wanted to convey my gratitude for all the love, support, prayers,…
'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (TRIBUTE) 'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (TRIBUTE)
'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (Tribute) 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗘𝗦𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗘: A funeral Mass is scheduled this Friday for a Mahwah mom who died of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck last week outside her job at the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford. Visitation for the family of Belina Lim Ang will be from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on East Saddle River Road in Saddle River on Feb. 9. The Mass follows. In an exquisite tribute, Ang's husband Takis and their children Daphne and George describe her as a "tiny bundle of happiness" with a "tenacity and strength of will matched only b…
North Bergen Mom Daniela Drago-Kascic Dies, 56: 'I Will Never Stop Missing You' North Bergen Mom Daniela Drago-Kascic Dies, 56: 'I Will Never Stop Missing You'
North Bergen Mom Daniela Drago-Kascic Dies, 56: 'I Will Never Stop Missing You' Shock and sadness spread following the death of Daniela Drago-Kascic on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Daniela, 56, was a devoted mom to her two daughters, Christina and Julianna, cheering on Julianna at her basketball games and supporting Christina and she pursued a career in nursing, her obituary on the Vainieri Funeral Home website reads.  "The love she gave was a gift to all who knew her," one person wrote on her tribute wall. In a tribute shared to Facebook, Daniela's daughter Christina writes: "Mommy I love you so much. The best mom I ever could’ve had. I will never stop missing yo…
Bruce Springsteen Mourns Mother's Death With Heartfelt Tribute Bruce Springsteen Mourns Mother's Death With Heartfelt Tribute
Bruce Springsteen Mourns Mother's Death With Heartfelt Tribute Adele Springsteen, the mother of New Jersey rock and roll icon Bruce Springsteen, has died, according to the musician. Bruce Springsteen said his mother died at 98 years old on Wednesday, Jan. 31. The Freehold native's cause of death was not mentioned. "The Boss" announced Adele Springsteen's death with lyrics to his song "The Wish", a ballad about his love for his mother from his 1998 album 'Tracks'. "I remember in the morning mom hearing your alarm clock ring," Bruce Springsteen said. "I’d lie in bed and listen to you getting ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink…