NJ Native With Elizabeth Ties ID'd After Crash On Route 30 In PA: Coroner NJ Native With Elizabeth Ties ID'd After Crash On Route 30 In PA: Coroner
NJ Native With Elizabeth Ties ID'd After Crash On Route 30 In PA: Coroner A 45-year-old New Jersey native has been identified as the man killed in a three-vehicle crash on US Route 30 in Pennsylvania, authorities announced on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.  Hassan Burgess Folkes originally from Camden, NJ but most recently from Lancaster, PA died at the scene of the York County crash near the Wrightsville exit at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023, according to the York County Coroner. Hassan was driving west on Rt. 30 when he lost control for an unknown reason, crossing the median, slamming into two other vehicles, and his vehicle landed on its roof in the e…
'Best Birthday Ever': Jersey City's Barbara Matos Dies Days After Turning 55 'Best Birthday Ever': Jersey City's Barbara Matos Dies Days After Turning 55
'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 …
Tributes Pour In For Jocelyn Russo, 47 Tributes Pour In For Jocelyn Russo, 47
Tributes Pour In For Jocelyn Russo, 47 Jocelyn Russo, a Jersey City native, died on Tuesday, May 23 at the age of 47, according to her obituary. Russo worked as a peer recovery specialist at Prevention Links in Roselle, according to her LinkedIn. "Jocelyn brought so much passion and dedication to our communities," Prevention Links wrote on her tribute wall. "She will be missed greatly as we continue to feel her light and joy." RIP Jocelyn Russo You truly were one of a kind. I'm blessed to have known you. Please watch over us all down here. I'll see you on the other side, my friend ♥️ Posted by Sarah James on Wednesday,…
Services Set For Former Police Officer, 2 Kids Killed In Sussex County Crash Services Set For Former Police Officer, 2 Kids Killed In Sussex County Crash
Services Set For Former Police Officer, 2 Kids Killed In Sussex County Crash Funeral services have been set for the former police officer and his two children who were killed in a devastating Sussex County crash last week. Thirty-six-year-old Andrew “Andy” Benavente, his 13-year-old son, Andrew “AJ” Jr., and 5-year-old daughter, Madelyn, died after a Jeep crossed over the double yellow lines on Newton-Sparta Road in Andover Township, striking their Ford Ranger pickup around 4 p.m. on Friday, May 26, Daily Voice reported. A GoFundMe for Digna Melendez-Benavente — Andy’s fiancée and loving mom to AJ and Madelyn — was launched by Edwin Melendez shortly after…
Jhonnathan Jairo Perez Of Orange Dies, 31 Jhonnathan Jairo Perez Of Orange Dies, 31
Jhonnathan Jairo Perez Of Orange Dies, 31 Jhonnathan Jairo Perez, an Orange native died on Thursday, May 18, at the age of 31, according to his obituary. A funeral is being held at Arlington Cemetery in Kearney on Wednesday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m., where he will be buried, his obituary reads. Thank You Giancarlo Vargas For This Beautiful Artwork! 🙏🏽🫶🏼 My Baby Brother We Been Through So Much Together Good n Bad... Posted by Alex Vasquez on Saturday, May 20, 2023 "When I said I love you I meant it with all my heart," wrote one person on his tribute wall. "You meant the world to me you were my heart in human form. "I will n…
Family Launching Nonprofit To Honor NJ Nurse With Bipolar Disorder Who Died By Suicide At 30 Family Launching Nonprofit To Honor NJ Nurse With Bipolar Disorder Who Died By Suicide At 30
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…
Longtime Bayonne Councilman Joseph Makowski, 77 Longtime Bayonne Councilman Joseph Makowski, 77
Longtime Bayonne Councilman Joseph Makowski, 77 Joseph L. Makowski, a longtime public servant for the City of Bayonne died on Saturday, May 13 at the age of 77, according to his obituary. Makowski spent 16 years on the City Council and also worked for the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services for over 27 years. He was council president from 1994 to 1998 and served on numerous committees and clubs.  His father, Joseph E. Makowski was also a longtime public servant and in 2022, the city dedicated Makowski Park, honoring both men. "Joe was committed passionately to representing the people of Bayonne. He was a strong, indepe…
Alisson Kristal Cardoza Del Cid Of Elizabeth Dies, 14 Alisson Kristal Cardoza Del Cid Of Elizabeth Dies, 14
Alisson Kristal Cardoza Del Cid Of Elizabeth Dies, 14 Alisson Kristal Cardoza Del Cid passed away on Monday, April 17 at the age of 14. #REPATRIACIÓN 🇺🇸🇸🇻 Parte de nuestro personal funerario este dia a realizado la repatriacion de los restos mortales de la... Posted by Capillas La Resurreccion on Saturday, April 29, 2023 Visitation was held at Las Rosas Bannworth Funeral Home in Elizabeth and a funeral was held in El Salvador. "How I am going to miss you, wrote someone on her tribute wall. "Thank you my little flea for having come into my life.  Now I know that you are in a better place where there is no more suffering. Now…
9-Year-Old Elizabeth Resident Dies 9-Year-Old Elizabeth Resident Dies
9-Year-Old Elizabeth Resident Dies Dave Alex Grande passed away on Monday, April 24 at the age of 9, according to his obituary. Grande was an Elizabeth resident and attended Joseph Battin School No. 4. The Elizabeth Board of Education held a moment of silence for him at its meeting on Thursday, May 11. "Alex was a kind kid and funny, and he love giving warm hugs to me. Now he is in a happy place to be," wrote someone on his tribute wall.  A funeral was held on Tuesday, May 2 at Las Rosas Bannworth Funeral Home in Elizabeth. He was interned at Rosehill Cemetery in Linden. To view his obituary, click here.
Former New Providence First Responder Justin Iuliano Dies, 25 Former New Providence First Responder Justin Iuliano Dies, 25
Former New Providence First Responder Justin Iuliano Dies, 25 Justin Tyler Iuliano lived to help others. The 25-year-old West Chester, PA resident — who was raised in Summit and New Providence, NJ — died on May 10. He was 25 years old. A longtime New Providence EMS volunteer, Juliano also aided the homeless, his obituary says. After graduating from New Providence High School in 2015, he went on to attend Penn State University and worked as a senior field service engineer at the Eaton Corporation in Boothwyn, PA. It is with great sadness, we announce the loss of our former member Justin Iuliano. For over 4 years, EMT Iuliano... Posted by New Prov…
Death Of Mom Found After Disappearance Leaves Loved Ones Reeling Death Of Mom Found After Disappearance Leaves Loved Ones Reeling
Death Of Mom Found After Disappearance Leaves Loved Ones Reeling Norelis Mendoza's family is grieving following the discovery of her body on Route 440 on Wednesday, May 17. Mendoza, a Lindenwold resident, was last seen leaving her mother's house in Jersey City on the evening of Saturday, May 13 and never returned home.  Her family reported her missing on Mother's Day. Footage of Mendoza on the night of her disappearance was discovered on Tuesday, May 16 and her body was recovered the next morning. The family has set up a fundraiser to assist her two young daughters, ages three and one. As of Thursday, May 18, more than $14,000 has been raised in ho…
Longtime Essex County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Butler Dies Longtime Essex County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Butler Dies
Longtime Essex County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Butler Dies Tony Butler, a longtime lieutenant in the Essex County Sheriff's Department, died on Tuesday, May 9, according to his obituary. Butler, an East Hanover resident who was a native of Cedar Grove, spent 17 years with the Essex County's Sheriff's Department and was known for lighting up a room with his laughter and quick wit, his obituary reads. He loved being outside with a book in his hand, listening to Elvis and The Beatles, and with his dog, Bonez, who predeceased him, according to his obituary. He is survived by his wife Diane, his children, Danielle and Anthony, and numerous siblings, in…
Hearts Break After Deadly Asthma Attack Claims 19-Year-Old Jersey City Native Hearts Break After Deadly Asthma Attack Claims 19-Year-Old Jersey City Native
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…