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Longtime Jersey City Educator, Teaching Advocate Bob Cecchini Dies
Bob Cecchini, a passionate advocate for teaching and for his fellow educators, died Monday, May 29. He was 72 years old.
A Jersey City native, Cecchini taught special education for 35 years, his obituary reads.
Rest easy, Mr Bobby Cecchini. A million thank you's for your dedication... Posted by Rose Murray on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
His work for the teachers' union was just one area where Cecchini made his mark.
He served as union representative, grievance chairman and vice president and chief negotiator for the Jersey City Educa…
NJ Football Player Dawayne Inniss Dies Day After 38th Birthday: 'Gentle Giant'
Dawayne Andre Inniss died on Tuesday, May 30, a day after his 38th birthday.
Inniss was a standout football player at Ridgewood High School, leading the Maroons to a state title in 2003 when he was a senior.
I do not accept this news. We lost a wonderful person today! Amazing friend, like a brother, uncle and all around... Posted by Nicole Salvati Rollins on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
A fundraiser has been set up to assist with funeral arrangements.
As of Thursday, June 8, almost $18,000 has been raised.
My friend Dawayne ( Andre Inniss ) passed away suddenly on Tuesda…
'Best Birthday Ever': Jersey City's Barbara Matos Dies Days After Turning 55
Barbara Matos, a Jersey City resident, died on Saturday May 27, at the age of 55, according to her obituary.
Matos had recently celebrated her birthday in Puerto Rico and said it was the best birthday ever, her obituary reads.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel, her three children, Antonio, Samuel and Christina and four grandchildren, according to her obituary.
Yesterday, my friend Barbara Matos passed away. She took a piece of my heart with her. This woman was so full of life... Posted by Eve Medina on Sunday, May 28, 2023
Services were held at Riotto Funeral Home …
Family Launching Nonprofit To Honor NJ Nurse With Bipolar Disorder Who Died By Suicide At 30
The grieving loved ones of a passionate, caring, and devoted New Jersey RN who died by suicide at age 30 are accepting donations to launch a nonprofit that will honor his legacy while advocating for essential mental health support services and accessibility.
Joseph Lavery Gullo, of West Berlin, died Wednesday, May 10, his obituary says. He leaves behind his incredible parents, Gregory and Susan (Diamond ) Gullo; his brother and sister, Gregory Gullo, Jr. (Kate), and Erin Gullo (Kyle); his two beloved dogs, Jager and Meep; as well as countless extended family members and close friends who wil…
Hearts Break After Deadly Asthma Attack Claims 19-Year-Old Jersey City Native
Aneudy De La Cruz died following an asthma attack on Thursday, May 11, according to his obituary.
De La Cruz, a Jersey City native, attended Frank Conwell School and later graduated from Ferris High School, his obituary reads. At the time of his passing, he was attending Hudson Community College, according to his obituary.
A fundraiser has been set up to help his family pay for funeral arrangements and medical bills.
He is being remembered for his numerous interests including gardening, bicycling, music, cooking, and baking, his obituary reads.
"Despite his struggles with asthma, he…
'General Hospital' Star Jacklyn Zeman, North Jersey Native, Dies At 70
Jacklyn Zeman, who portrayed nurse Bobbie Spencer on "General Hospital" for more than 40 years, has died, executive producer Frank Valenti announced on Twitter
On behalf of our @GeneralHospital family, I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved @JackieZeman. Just like her character, the legendary Bobbie Spencer, she was a bright light and true professional that brought so much positive energy with her to work. pic.twitter.com/DxGdjYavab — Frank Valentini (@valentinifrank) May 11, 2023
Zeman was born in Englewood and raised in Bergenfield, graduating from Bergenfield High Sch…
Boy Killed In Newark Shooting Was 'Life Of The Party' Like His Mom, Loved Ones Say
Zahmire Lopez was the life of the party.
Those who knew the 8-year-old boy, killed when a gunman broke into his Newark home earlier this month, say life will be duller without him.
Community members gathered on a Newark sports field to honor Zah in a balloon release and vigil over the weekend.
ZAHMIRE LOPEZ R.I.P 💔💔🙏 Posted by Manny Gee on Friday, May 5, 2023
Meanwhile, more than $1,200 had been raised on a GoFundMe for Zah's mom, Lee, who reportedly escaped out a second-story window of her home at the time of the horrific incident, according to abc7.
Police shot and killed the g…