Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • July 15, 2009 Obituaries Patricia Twomey Galliers of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, formerly of Glen Rock, died July 3. She had been a volunteer at the Valley Hospital, Saint Catharine’s Rosary Altar Guild and PTA. She is survived by her children Enid Galliers of Silver Spring, Maryland, Marshall Galliers Jr. of Chesterfield, Missouri, and Mona Salisbury of Palm City, Florida, and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Marshall. Arrangements were made by Donohue Funeral Home in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Harry Getchell of Wyckoff, formerly of Waldwick and Paterson, died July 4. He was 78. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Before retiring, he was a cable operator for Western Union International in New York City from 1961 to 1984. After retiring, he volunteered as a crossing guard in Wyckoff. He is survived by his wife Dolores, his son Frank of Suffern, New York, two granddaughters, and his brother George Biangardi of San Antonio, Texas. He was predeceased by his siblings Robert, William and Mary. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL, 60642-2642. John J. Powers Sr. of Midland Park died July 4. He was 77. Before retiring in 1993, he was a pressman with Crown Cork and Seal of Ridgefield Park. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5398, Midland Park. He was a parishioner of Church of Nativity in Midland Park. He is survived by his wife Joan, his children Kathryn Healy of Ringwood, Joan McDonagh of Ringwood and John J. Powers, Jr. of West Milford, seven grandchildren, and his sisters Martha Spiess and Margaret Fitzgerald. Arrangements were made by Olthuis Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Belinda J. Shalaby, nee Grabley, of Glen Rock, formerly of Emerson, died July 4. She was 53. She was a registered nurse at Pascack Valley Hospital for over 25 years. She is survived by her children Gabe Burbano of Little Falls, James Burbano of Saddle Brook, and William Burbano of Glen Rock, six grandchildren, and her siblings Michele Grabley, Sonja Belfor, Robert Grabley, Roger Gundersen, Gunnar Gundersen. She was predeceased by her siblings Robert Gundersen and Tracey Gerwatowski. Arrangements were made by Santangelo Funeral Home in Lodi. Joseph “Jack” Hill Thompson, III of Mahwah, for- Patricia Twomey Galliers merly of Ridgewood, died July 6. He was 54. Before retiring, he was a retail food merchandiser. He was a member of the Ridgewood men’s softball league. He is survived by his mother Marjorie, nee DeMott, his siblings Thomas Thompson of Ramsey and Lynn Thompson of Manchester, Vermont and Sarasota, Florida. He was predeceased by his father Joseph Hill Thompson Jr. and his brother James Hill Thompson. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436. Robert A. Wegman of Mahwah, formerly of Rochester, New York, died July 4. He was 84. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII. Before retiring he was an employee of Eastman Kodak Company. He is survived by his wife Ann Wegman, nee Brady, his children Susan Clarke, David Wegman, William Wegman, John Wegman, Jane Gaugler, and Martha Oates, two step-children Kathleen Peknic and Robert Strong, and 18 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Jean Wegman, nee Hammer. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-SneiderPernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to Life Source Hospice, 230 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 307, Paramus, NJ 07652. Mary Louise Wilson, nee Wood of Wyckoff, formerly of Ridgewood died July 4. She was 86. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Christ Church in Ridgewood and the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. She is survived by her children James F. Wilson of Middletown, New York, and Janet Knothe of Paramus, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and her brother, Lew Wood of California. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth C. Wilson. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Mary Louise Wilson Robert A. Wegman Harry Getchell Religious News John J. Powers Sr. Belinda J. Shalaby Joseph Hill Thompson III This month, Cantor Nathan Lam of Los Angeles, California, led a group of 70 cantors from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel to Poland for a historic concert tour honoring their heritage and highlighting the Jewish revival underway in Poland today. This tour was made possible by the support of California-based philanthropist Tad Taube and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture. New Jersey Cantors Marcia Lane of Long Branch, Wayne Krieger of Freehold, Murray Simon of Princeton, Sam Weiss of Oradell, David Perper of Mahwah, Faith Steinsyder-Gurney of Mahwah, Ilan Mamber of Franklin Lakes, and Eric Snyder of Cherry Hill will all be performing at prestigious and meaningful venues in Poland, joined by cantors from across the U.S., Israel, Canada and Europe. “Poland in 1939 was the center of the cantorial world. Creativity and artistry of the cantorial musical form was at its height. We are returning out of homage and respect to this tradition to which we have dedicated our professional lives,” said Cantor Lam. “We also are there to remember the great loss in the Shoah and to honor the Righteous Gentiles, like Irena Sendler, who saved Jewish lives at the risk of their own. We are here to thank and encourage Poland in its efforts.” “This trip gives American cantors a unique opportunity Cantors visit Poland to honor heritage, celebrate Jewish revival to return to where our cantorial musical heritage flourished, and to connect with the reemergence of Jewish life that the new Poland now offers,” said Tad Taube, chairman of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland. “For these cantors who have dedicated their lives to Jewish music, to return to the center of the cantorial world, promises to be an experience of a lifetime.” The sons of Cantor Jakub Lichterman, Nozyk Synogague’s last pre-war cantor, performed in the same place their father once sang to a congregation. Both Ivor Lichterman of Tucson, Arizona and Joel Lichterman of Denver, Colorado are now cantors themselves. A wall of the synagogue was dedicated to Poland’s rich cantorial history. The tour also included a performance at The National Opera House in Warsaw featuring some of the masterworks of cantorial music from Poland performed by the world’s greatest cantors with the National Opera Orchestra and Chorus and the debut of a work based upon the prayers given by Pope John Paul II at the Western Wall by famed motion picture/television/pop composer Charles Fox. The cantors also led a memorial service at AuschwitzBirkenau. That evening, they performed at the signing ceremony for the announcement of a new sister city relationship between San Francisco and Krakow. 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