Page 18 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • November 4, 2009 Obituaries Carol K. Beggs, nee Leithner, of Narrowsburg, New York, formerly of Ridgefield Park and Ramsey, died Oct. 29. She was 66. Arrangements were made by Van EmburghSneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Margaret Doran, nee Brando, of Linthicum Heights, Maryland, formerly of Wyckoff, died Oct. 24. She was 67. She is survived by her husband James Doran, her children Chad, three grandchildren, and her sister Helene Sprunck. Arrangements were made by Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, Inc. Ellicott City, Maryland. Memorial donations may be made to the Myeloma Program, c/o Dr. Ivan Borello, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore. John J. Guidice Sr. of Ramsey, formerly of Brooklyn, New York, died Oct. 23. He was 98. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife Louise (nee Vigilant), and his children John and Anthony, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and his brother Salvatore Giudice. Arrangements were made by Van EmburghSneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Gladys Johnson of Saddle River, formerly of Waldwick, died Oct. 25. She was 89. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Messner of Ramsey. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Gray Johnson and her son Robert C. Johnson. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to Valley Hospice, c/o Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Betty Arlene Frangipane, nee Mersinger, of Mahwah, formerly of Elmwood Park, died Oct. 26. She was 81. She was a member of the Elmwood Park Senior Center. She is survived by her children Ralph Michael of Sparta and Diane Marie Ferraioli of Mahwah, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and her sister Dorothy Connor of Saint Petersburg, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Michael. Arrangements were made by the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Inc., Elmwood Park. Alan Johnstone of Woodcliff Lake, formerly of Upper Saddle River, died Oct. 22. He was 95. He was a Realtor. With his mother, he started a summer stock theater in borough hall in 1930-1940. He lived most of his life in the Terhune-Johnstone family home in Upper Saddle River. He was predeceased by his parents and brother. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to the Upper Saddle River Library, 245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River NJ 07458. Carol K. Beggs Margaret Doran John J. Giudice Sr. John J. Markham of Hawthorne, formerly of Waldwick and Hemlock Farms, Pennsylvania, died Oct. 28. He was 89. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Before retiring in 1988, he was vice president of sales for Meer Corporation of North Bergen. He was a parishioner of Saint Anthony R.C. Church in Hawthorne, and a former parishioner of Saint John Neumann R.C. Church, Lord’s Valley, Pennsylvania. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Ho-Ho-Kus, the VFW Post 4365, Palisades Park and the Hemlock Farms Community Association. He is survived by his children John Markham of Nellysford, Virgina, Daniel Markham of Lord’s Valley, Pennsylvania and Maureen O’Connor of Midland Park, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothea Markham (nee Hintz). Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to New Jersey Veterans Home of Paramus, 1 Veterans Drive, Paramus, NJ 07463. Catherine Rita Masterson, nee Donohue, of Neptune, formerly of Ridgewood and Saddle River, died Oct. 26. She was 95. At age 14, she was a telephone operator at AT&T, eventually becoming the head operator in Ridgewood. Before retiring, she was employed at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, and the Catholic Daughters, Court 1712. She is survived by her daughters, Maryellen Warwick, Kathleen Warwick, Joan Ianacone, Ann Colantuano, Eileen Masterson, and Margaret Masterson, and her sister, Sister Mary Donohue, CSP, 10 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Peter, and her siblings John Donohue, Andrew Donohue, William Donohue, Thomas Donohue, Helen Donohue and Margaret Oldham. Arrangements were made by Feeney Funeral Home in Ridgewood. Memorial donations may be made to the Pediatric Oncology Unit, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, JSUMC Foundation, 1345 Campus Parkway, Neptune, NJ, 07753, or to a charity of choice. Nicholas G. Meyers of Franklin Lakes died Oct. 25. He was 87. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was the owner of Nick Meyers Trucking in Franklin Lakes and a partner with his sons in Iron Horse Construction in Oakland. He was a member of Franklin Lakes Methodist Church, the VFW and Lions Club of Franklin Lakes. He is survived by his children Donald J. Meyers, and Ronald A. Meyers, both of Franklin Lakes, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Jane E. Meyers (nee Christopher), and his son Nicholas G. Meyers Jr. Arrangements were made by Vander PlaatVermeulen Memorial Home in Franklin Lakes. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at Franklin Lakes Methodist Church, 454 Pulis Avenue, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417. John J. Markham Letters to the Editor (continued from page 17) positive tone. We do not accept political contributions from Bergen County or state political organizations or lobbies, contractors who do business with Wyckoff or township employees. Our line positions have given us the opportunity to give Wyckoff residents a choice in the November election - which we believe is the American way. Brian is in column 1 (Democrat) and Diane is in column 3 (Independent), but remains a registered Republican. Visit We welcome your comments or questions. Brian J. Hubert Diane L. Sobin Wyckoff Dear Editor: As a member of the community based group that fought town hall to oppose the development of condominiums and the expansion of Boulder Run for 15 years, I am shocked that candidates Rooney and DePhillips can make any claim as “smart growth” candidates. The special interests of the entrenched current administration have been a disaster for Wyckoff. The town has even been the subject of suburban overdevelopment on a PBS documentary entitled “Our Vanishing Past.” The approved redevelopment of Boulder Run (with facades constructed of cheap dryvit material) cleared acres of trees. The result: Wyckoff can now lay claim to being the home of the largest supermarket between Woodbridge and Hartford, Connecticut. The intersection of Franklin and Godwin avenues is choked at rush hour, despite the fact that the Boulder Run is 50 percent vacant. Picture the traffic at such time that the center is fully leased and a proposed second big box retailer is added to the mix. If Rooney, a developer, and DePhillips follow the lead of their mentors, we should know full well what to expect. Now at stake is the redevelopment of the Christian Health Center property. Slated for 258 housing units, construction would clear one of one the only remaining large tracts of woodlands left in Wyckoff, and major road widening in the area would result. The choice cannot be more clear this November, and this may be our last chance to control development interests. Make Rooney and DePhillips part of our vanishing past and vote for Hubert and Sobin. Mark Simpson Wyckoff Dear Editor: As a past mayor and current member of the Wyckoff Township Committee I trust our citizens from all parties will see through all the negative rhetoric written by the “sky is falling” activists. I have no problem with activists, but need to clarify constant misinformation they spread. Rooney and DePhillips have many years of serving Wyckoff. They understand how to save tax dollars. They are qualified. The problem is unfunded mandates from Trenton Democrats. Mr. Rooney is chairperson of the board of adjustment. As a group they make very hard decisions within the confines of the laws by the pro-developer Trenton Democrats. This volunteer board of Wyckoff taxpayers is excellent. To articulate again, for over 15 years Wyckoff fought what could have been 108 apartments at Boulder Run. Past and present members of the Wyckoff Township Committee did not “embrace or allow” this project. The developer could have built 108 apartments! Imagine where school Providing emotional and and local taxes would be. Wyckoff negotiated a remodeled spiritual support, professional shopping center for all to enjoy. Remodeling is a messy procounseling and cess. We chose the lesser of two evils. financial and material assistance to New Wyckoff paid thousands of your tax dollars to defeat two Jersey Children with cancer lawsuits filed by many of these same activists that support and their the judges the opponents. In both lawsuits families. found uctib of ed in favor le You Wyckoff. Wyckoff boards had followedTall D laws-rules r Donations are ax the involved. Rooney and DePhillips have much needed expe- Know what to expect Catherine Rita Masterson Gladys Johnson Betty Arlene Frangipane Nicholas G. 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