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PETER C. PAGANO, age 88, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Glendale
and New Hyde Park, NY, passed peacefully from this world on Saturday,
May 24, with his devoted wife of 66 years, Frances, at his side. A veteran
of the Second World War, Peter served in General Patton’s Third Army, 89th
Infantry Division. He participated in the Allied crossing of the Rhine River
among other campaigns. A proud small businessman, Peter found Page
Printing Company in 1949. It remained a fixture in the Ridgewood
commercial community for fifty years. In his earlier years, Peter was active
in several civic and fraternal organizations including American Legion,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lions Club, Glendale Chamber of Commerce
and UNICO. In addition to his wife Frances, Peter is survived by his three
children , Frank (Patricia), Angela (Edward) and Peter, six grandchildren
Karen, Gregory, Peter, Elizabeth, Stephanie & Catherine and Five great
grandchildren Emily, Michael, Mallory, Courtney & Cameron. Viewing was
held on Sunday, June 1, at Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, 49 Hillside
Avenue, Williston Park, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on
Monday, June 2, St. Aidan Church, 505 Willis Ave., Williston Park, NY,
followed by interment at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village.
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ZENONA KOZLOWSKI died on Tuesday, May 27, in Santa Clarita, Ca.
at the age of 85. She was the wife of the late Jan Kozlowski, loving mother
of Edward, Helena and the lateAnatol and cherished grandmother of Nicole,
Edward, Anatol and Kelly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered
tomorrow, Friday, June 6, at 9:45 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Woodside,
followed by interment at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, under the
direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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JEANNE ANNA SOMOGYI died on Friday, May 30, at the age of 100. She
was the wife of the late Emeric Somogyi and loving mother of Anthony A.
Somogyi. A private cremation was held on Monday, June 2, at Fresh Pond
Crematory, Middle village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home,
72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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GARY SULKOSKI died on Wednesday, May 28, at the age of 62. He was the
beloved husband of Maribel Jama, cherished son of Gertrude and the late
Henry J. Sulkoski and loving brother of Glenn Sulkoski and Geralyn Sulkoski.
A private cremation was held on Thursday, May 29, at Fresh Pond Crematory,
Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand
Ave., Maspeth.
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MATTHEW GRIMALDI died on Sunday, May 25, at the age of 18. He was
the beloved son of John and Julie Grimaldi, adored brother and best friend of
John Grimaldi, cherished grandson of Robert and Lucille Luizzi and Anne and
the late Joseph Grimaldi and loving nephew of Robert and Josephine Luizzi,
Anthony and Cathy Grimaldi and Janice Luizzi and James Madsen. A Mass of
Christian Burial was offered on Saturday, May 31, at Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Centerreach, L.I., followed by cremation at
Nassau Suffolk Crematory, Ronkonkoma, L.I., under the direction of Papavero
Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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SILVANA CAMINITI died on Monday, May 26, at the age of 64. She was
the beloved wife of Roberto Gonzalez, loving mother of Roberto Gonzalez
Jr., Daniella Gonzalez, Sal Barresi and Domenica Hewlitt, cherished
grandmother of Emily, Eric, Harrison, Aiden, Christian and Martina and dear
sister of Antonella, Graziella, Santos and Francesco. A Mass of Christian
Burial was offered on Saturday, May 31, at St. Adalbert’s Church, Elmhurst,
followed by interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, Fla., under the
direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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ELEANOR E. JOHNSTON died on Thursday, May 29, at the age of 94. She
was the wife of the late Raymond Johnston, loving mother of Karen Guadagno
and cherished grandmother of Ralph and Denine. Services were offered on
Tuesday, June 3, at Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth,
followed by entombment at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, L.I.
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ANNA ARTIMdied on Friday, May 30, at the age of 88. She was the beloved
mother of Peter Artim, Anthony Artim and Frank Artim, mother-in-law of
Zuzana, Debbie and Dawn, cherished grandmother of Gregory and Bryan and
loving sister of Gus Friedl and the late Emmi Koto. A Mass of Christian Burial
was offered on Tuesday, June 3, at St. Adalbert’s 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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HENRY RIENZO of Ridgewood died on Saturday, May 31, at the age of 83.
A native of New York, he was the beloved husband of Rose, devoted father of
Vincent Rienzo and Mario Rienzo and dear brother of Tosca Rienzo. He is
also survived by one grandchild and one great-grandchild. He was a U.S. Army
veteran who served during the Korean War. A Mass of Christian Burial was
offered at St. Aloysius 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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ALOIS SCHLEIMER of Orlando, Fla. died on Wednesday, May 28, at the
age of 90. A native of Gottschee, Yugoslavia, he was the husband of the late
Marie and devoted father of Anita Kennedy and the late Ingrid Schleimer. He
is also survived by grandchild Courtney, great-grandchild Logan and son-inlaw Brendan. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church,
Ridgewood, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village,
under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.
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KAREN M. FREEMAN of Howard Beach died on Tuesday, May 27, at the
age of 56. A native of South Carolina, she was the wife of the late Thomas,
devoted mother of Thomas Freeman and Daniel Freeman and dear sister of
Catherine Ortiz, Corinne Karen, Joan Walpole, Patricia Torres, James Walpole
and Edward Walpole. She is also survived by one grandchild. Services were
offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave.,
Ridgewood, followed by entombment at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village.
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RONALD GROSSMAN of Arverne died on Tuesday, May 27, at the age of
82. A native of Brooklyn, he was the devoted father of Robin Godfrey. He is
also survived by two grandchildren. 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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ELENOR KNAUS of Emerson, N.J. and Ridgewood, NY died on Monday,
May 26, at the age of 79. A native of Gottschee, Yugoslavia, she was the
beloved wife of Anton Knaus and devoted mother of Monica Maceira and the
late Peter Knaus. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the
Miraculous Medal 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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ALEKSA LAZIC of Bayside died on Monday, May 26, at the age of 81. A

native of Solotusa, Serbia, he was the beloved husband of Cornelia and
devoted father of Georgina Baldea. He is also survived by two grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren. Services were offered at Morton Funeral
Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by
entombment at St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst.
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MARGARET A. OELLERICH of Glendale died on Monday, June 2, at the
age of 64. A native of Brooklyn, she was the devoted mother of Donald C.
Oellerich, dear sister of Robert Loeffler and loving grandmother of Connor
and Kate Oellerich. Services were offered at George Werst Funeral Home, 71-
41 Cooper Ave., Glendale, followed by interment at All Faiths Cemetery,
Middle Village.
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GERALD M. NOVAK of Middle Village died on Tuesday, May 20, at the age
of 79. He was the devoted father of Jennifer Novak, Jean Marie Matos,
Michele Gentile and Kevin, dear brother of Betty Devaney, Florence Kreamer,
Stevie Novak and Francis Felle and beloved grandfather of Wayne Cutter,
Amanda Leigh Matos and Michael John Gentile. He was a member of the
Catholic War Veterans, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. A
Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaret Church, Middle Village,
followed by interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst, under the
direction of Michaels Funeral Home, 79-22 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village.
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KRISTAG PETRO of Ridgewood died on Wednesday, May 21, at the age of
72. A native of Korca, Albania, he was the beloved husband of Romana,
devoted father of Llambi Petro and Nick Petro and dear brother of Louisa
Turtuili. Services were offered at St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church,
Jamaica Estates, followed by interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, under the
direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave.,
Ridgewood.
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JOSEPH ROMEO died on Wednesday, May 21, at the age of 89. He was the
husband of the late Ann, loving father of Anthony, father-in-law of Diane,
cherished grandfather of Donna Marie and Anthony and dear brother of Kay
Romeo-Harris and the late Anthony. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered
on Wednesday, May 28, at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle Village,
followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, under the direction of
Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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JACQUELINE BECKER of Corona died on Tuesday, May 20, at the age of
67. A native of Brooklyn, she was the devoted mother of Thomas Dani,
Anthony Treglia, David Treglia and Barbara Treglia. She is also survived by
two grandchildren. 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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