Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Township resident hailed as a "pioneer" in public health
Wednesday, May 22
The following obituary was submitted by Action on Smoking and Health: It is with deep sadness that Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) announces the passing of devoted ASH Trustee and former Chair, Martin Adam Jacobs, on May 14, 2013. Jacobs, a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, was a true pioneer in the public health movement. His vision prompted him to take action against the tobacco epidemic. He was instrumental in founding ASH as the nation’s first organization devoted specifically to the fight against the harms of tobacco in 1968 and served continuously on ASH’s Board of Trustees. He assumed the chairmanship in 1975 and remained in that position until 2010. Under his leadership, ASH played a leading role in educating the public about the…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Proprietor of Cedar Lane restaurant remembered as successful business owner.
Gerry Stamatelatos, the longtime owner of Louie's Charcoal Pit on Cedar Lane, died Saturday. He was 75. Mr. Stamatelatos was remembered as a successful and popular restaurateur who owned the iconic Teaneck diner for 43 years. "His loss will be felt by many who knew and loved him for his huge heart and his kind and generous soul. Gerry is survived by his wife Gloria Stamatelatos and family," his obituary published on Legacy.com said. The viewing will be held Tuesday at Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home in Fort Lee from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral will be held Wednesday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff at 11:30 a.m. Call 201-944-0100 or visit frankpatti.com for more information. Louie's closed late last year in what …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Media personality and psychologist died of natural causes on Monday at her Fort Lee home, according to an AP report.
Famous psychologist, media personality and long-time Fort Lee resident Dr. Joyce Brothers died at the age of 85 on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Brothers died of natural causes at her long-time Fort Lee residence, the wire service reported. For much of her adult life, Brothers resided in Fort Lee with her late husband Milton, who died in 1989. The Columbia-educated psychologist received her big break in 1955 when she became the first woman to win the top prize on game show The $64,000 Question. Three years later, she revolutionized the media advice business with her own television show. Brothers later parlayed her successes by making scores of appearances on popular television shows, and hosted her own syndicated radio and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
John Pirres, 33, a learning disabilities specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, was remembered as a selfless mentor to students.
Thursday, March 21
A 33-year-old man who died after he was struck by an SUV as he crossed Madison Avenue in Morristown last week was a learning disability specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham. John Pirres, a hiker and published poet, worked at the school the past five years after graduating from the university, according to his obituary. Pirres lived in Bridgewater most of his life until moving to Hamburg four years ago. He was a member of Church of the Redeemer in Morristown and volunteered at The Eric Johnson House in Morristown, part of New Jersey AIDS Services, his obituary says. Funeral services were Wednesday at Church of the Redeemer. Those who knew Pirres described him in tributes online as a selfless mentor, hard worker…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Co-founder of Teaneck-based Bergen Grassroots was town's former public information officer
Monday, March 4
Paul Eisenman, a former journalist and public relations professional, who co-founded the Teaneck-based good-government group Bergen Grassroots died Sunday at 85, the Record reported. According to the report, Mr. Eisenman was fighting medical complications after he broke his hip in a fall at the Ethical Culture Society in October. Mr. Eisenman, a Cliffside Park resident, was a strong advocate for Bergen County's pay-to-play law, which the freeholders passed in 2011. His activism was credited with getting the reforms approved, which led to limits on the campaign contributions by those doing business with the county. His career included more than 25 years as an aide to the late state Senator Matthew Feldman, a position as Teaneck's public …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Teaneck man has pleaded not guilty in the killings
Sunday, February 3
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for an Englewood mother and her 5-year-old daughter who prosecutors allege were brutally murdered by the woman's boyfriend. Viewings for 41-year-old Tam Marie "Tammy" Pitts-Gaddy and her daughter, Natasia Gaddy, will begin at 9 a.m. at Community Baptist Church in Englewood, with funeral services set for 11 a.m. Michael C. Brady, of Teaneck, stabbed Pitts-Gaddy to death during an argument before smothering her young daughter, who witnessed the killing, prosecutors said. Brady and Pitts-Gaddy dated for about three years, according to authorities. Brady, 34, pleaded not guilty last week to charges including murder and weapons possession. He remained held on $2 million bail Sunday afternoon, jail records …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mel Henderson, who served in three Bergen towns, died at 74.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Councilman was former firefighter, city manager.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Longtime public servant and Englewood City Councilman Jack Drakeford died early Thursday at 75. Drakeford, known as “dean of the council,” had been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness, the Northern Valley Suburbanite reported. "In many respects, Jack was an iconic figure in Englewood, and he touched the lives of many," Bergen County NAACP President Anthony Cureton told the newspaper. Drakeford served the city in a range of positions, including as a firefighter, city clerk, city manager, acting public works director and public safety director. Drakeford served on the Englewood City Council as President in three decades, 1976, 1999, 2002 and 2004. “I believe that my greatest achievement was becoming the Chief Executive Officer (City …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Jeffrey L. Ferren II served on the USS Elrod and USS Oscar Austin, according to legacy.com.