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ERMA SEREG (at right) died on Sunday, February 23, at the age of 88. She
was the beloved mother of Barbara, James, Linda and Kathrine and mother-inlaw of Eddie and Sal. Along-time resident of Ridgewood and Forest Hills, she
is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of
Christian Burial was offered at Resurrection Ascension Church, Rego Park,
followed by interment at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in her memory to the Ozanam Hall Nursing Home, 42-
41 201st St., Bayside, NY 11361.
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VINCENT FAVUZZA of Ridgewood died on Tuesday, March 25, at the age
of 69. A native of Brooklyn, he was the beloved husband of Patricia and
devoted father of Vicki Lolacono. He is also survived by one grandchild.
Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
GrandviewAve., Ridgewood, followed by entombment at Pinelawn Memorial
Park, Farmingdale, L.I.

JOHANN HAAS of Glendale died on Friday, March 28, at the age of 86. A
native of Gottschee, Austria, he was the beloved husband of Ingeburg Haas and
devoted father of Richard, Diana and Robert. He is also survived by three
grandchildren. Services were offered at graveside at All Faiths Cemetery,
Middle Village, under the direction of George Werst Funeral Home, 71-41
Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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JOSEPH P. GAMBINO, formerly of Maspeth and Poughkeepsie, died on
Monday, March 24, at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of Josephine,
devoted father of John, Joseph and James, father-in-law of Maria and dear
brother of Lucy Dattero. He is also survived by two grandsons. A Mass of
Christian Burial was offered at St. Stanislaus Church, Maspeth, followed by
interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I., under the direction of
Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village.
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VINCENZA PELOSO died on Monday, March 24, at the age of 83. She was
the beloved sister of Josephine Mucaria Gramstad and Marie McMahon, sisterin law of Hank, loving aunt of Jaclyn, Michael, Edward, Robert and the late
Hank, cherished great-aunt of Michelle, Philip, Melissa, Ryan, Michael,
Matthew and Melanie Dia and great-great-aunt of Luca. A Mass of Christian
Burial was offered on Friday, March 28, at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle
Village, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, under
the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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MARIE B. MURTAGH died on Monday, March 31, at the age of 47. She
was the beloved daughter of John G. and Anna May Murtagh and loving sister
of Kevin T. Murtagh. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and
cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday, April 2, at
Ascension Church, Elmhurst, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery,
Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand
Ave., Maspeth.
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GLORIA E. RIVERA of Ridgewood died on Monday, March 31, at the age
of 74. A native of Ciales, Puerto Rico, she was the beloved wife of Julio
Andujar and devoted mother of Nelida Deida, Blanca Nieves and Ramona
Montalvo. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood
Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by cremation at Fresh
Pond Crematory, Middle Village.
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LYDIA CORTES of Brooklyn died on Saturday, March 29, at the age of 93. A native of San German, Puerto Rico,
she was the wife of the late Jose, devoted mother of Wanda Zioziola, Ruthie Roman and Alice Cruz and dear sister of
Juanita Santana. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Martin of Tours Church, Bushwick, followed by interment
at St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.
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HEINRICH OSTERMANN of Ridgewood died on Saturday, March 29, at the age of 78. A native of Lienfeld,
Gottschee, Yugoslavia, he was the wife of the late Frieda, devoted father of Ingrid Egger, Gerhard Ostermann, Lisa
Ostermann, Peter Ostermann and the late Mark Ostermann and dear brother of Sophie Fessi and Hildegard Nassar. He
is also survived by five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Aloysius Church, Ridgewood,
followed by interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels,
663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.
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ALEXANDRE POUGATCHEV of Woodside died on Tuesday, March 25, at the age of 25. A native of Russia, he was
the beloved husband of Marina Naguib and loving son of George Pougatchev and Tatiana Murin. Services were offered
at St. Mary’s and St. Antonio’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery,
Ridgewood, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.
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JOAN BAUMANN of Ridgewood died on Monday, March 24, at the age of 75. A native of Brooklyn, he was the dear
sister of Henry Baumann and loving aunt of Joanne and Alan Butscher, Janice Nuaziata and Steven Baumann. Services
were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by interment
at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village.
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