Page 18 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • December 23, 2009 He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He owned Rosso’s Market in Ridgewood from 1917-1963. He is survived by his wife Claire (nee Streelman), his children Arnold Rosso of Ho-Ho-Kus, Linda DeCoster of Englewood, Florida, and Paul Rosso of Hackensack, three grandchildren, and his sister Lucille Gillen of Totowa. Arrangements were made by C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home in Ridgewood. Louis S. Van Lenten of Waldwick, formerly of Wyckoff, died Dec. 15. He was 95. Before retiring, he was employed by A&P Tea Company for 46 years, first managing grocery stores and supervising during the transition to supermarkets. He then joined the administrative staff, heading up divisions in personnel, operating, and sales, holding positions of national director of sales, vice president of the Columbus, Ohio unit, vice president of the New York unit, and merchandise director. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Company #2 in Wyckoff and was a Cub pack leader. He was a founding member of Wyckoff YMCA. He served as a Wyckoff representative on the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School Board of Education. He served 11 years on the Waldwick Board of Adjustment, and was chairman of the New Jersey Utility Investors’ Group. He was a member of the Wyckoff Reformed Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood and of Hobbyists Unlimited of Ridgewood. He was a member of the social and organization of Tamaron in Waldwick. He is survived by his son Paul of Pace, Florida, six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Jane, his son Lee, his daughter Ellen, and his brother Walter. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Wyckoff Reformed Church, 580 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Elizabeth Wawrzonkiewicz, nee Grzenda, of Mahwah, formerly of Cedar Grove died Dec. 16. She was 87. She is survived by her children Sharon Murphy, Elise Wawrzonkiewicz, and Pam Scaglione, and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Edward Wawrzonkiewicz, and her siblings Joseph, Pearl, Florence, Eleanor, and Anthony. Arrangements were made by Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home in Cedar Grove. Paul S. Wood of Pearl River, New York died Dec. 12. He was 50. He was executive officer of the City of White Plains, New York. Previously, he was director of economic development and served as acting executive officer in White Plains. He had served as press secretary for Edward Hyne’s bid for Bergen County Executive. He had worked as editor for Community Life newspaper in Westwood before becoming politically active, and coached basketball for the Allendale Department of Recreation. He is survived by his wife, the former Valerie Pannullo of Allendale, his sons, Ryan of Plymouth, MA, and Jerry, Michael and Matthew of Allendale, and his brother Peter Wood of Florida. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Obituaries Claire D. Bonkosky, nee Dietrich, of Mahwah died Dec. 10. She was 87. She had been a sales associate for Bamberger’s Department Store in Paramus for over 25 years. She also served as treasurer for the Mahwah Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by her children Ronald H. Bonkosky and James P. Bonkosky, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and her brother Edwin Dietrich of Arizona. She was predeceased by her brother Henry Dietrich. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Margaret M. Davis, nee O’Connor, of Mahwah died Dec. 15. She was 86. She is survived by her husband Douglas C. Davis, her children Patricia Railey of Mahwah, Douglas Davis of Woodcliff Lake, Mary Elizabeth Mouser of Mahwah, Eileen Davis of Voorhees, Noreen Emery of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and John Davis of New York, New York, 10 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Hospital Intermediate Care Unit, 233 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-2736. John A. DiTomasso Jr. of Mahwah, formerly of Ho-HoKus and Staten Island, NY, died Dec. 15. He was 44. He was a planning manager at Zimmer Trabecular Metal Technology in Parsippany. He is survived by his mother Margherita Grinchunas and her husband Richard of Mahwah, and his father John A. DiTomasso Sr. and his wife Ellen of Lake Worth, Florida, his sister Barbara Solazzo of Hillsdale, and his grandparents Rose Mastroyanni and Nicholas DiTomasso. He was predeceased by his grandmother Josephine DiTomasso and his grandfather Armand Mastroyanni. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Faith Evelyn Donsky of Edisto Island, South Carolina, formerly of New Jersey and Florida, died Dec. 7. She was 67. She had been a teacher in Wyckoff, Boca Raton, Florida, and Edisto Beach South Carolina. She was the recipient of three Outstanding Teacher Awards in New Jersey and Florida. She is survived by her husband Richard F. Donsky, her children Julie Donsky and Susan D. Kerr, two grandchildren, and her siblings Dr. Robert Baldwin and Carol Staples. Arrangements were made by Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors in Hackensack. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice. Ernest Rosso of Ridgewood died Dec. 12. He was 88. Religious Notes Come to Bethlehem Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Avenue in Ridgewood, will celebrate the season with services on Christmas Eve and Day. A Birthday Party for Jesus, for three- and four-year-olds and their parents, will be held at 4 p.m. The party will be held in the church parlor. There will be a family service at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary, and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. Pre-service music will begin at 7:30 p.m. On Christmas morning, there will be a 9:30 a.m. Festival Service of Holy Communion. For more information, contact the church at (201) 444-3600 or at Nativity scene tells the story Drive by the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Ramsey any day through Jan. 9 to see The Christmas Story told through life-size nativity scene. For almost half a century, members of Redeemer have delighted the Ramsey community with the scene showing the birth of Christ with Mary and Joseph in the stable, the angel hovering over the child, and the shepherds and magi and their animals coming to worship. Originally conceived as part of Vacation Bible School activities in the summer of 1960, each figure is fashioned out of a wooden frame covered by chicken wire and papiermâché. The figures and animals are clothed with fabric, and the scene is adorned with items that may have been brought as gifts for the Holy Family. The nativity scene is open around the clock for people to see and walk through and is lighted at night. The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is located at 55 Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey at the junction with Woodland and Ackerman. For more information, call the Rev. Dr. Carol Brighton at (201) 327-0148 or visit Christmas and New Year’s at MPCRC Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, 183 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park, will hold a 10 a.m. worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. For New Year’s Eve, there will be a Communion Service at 6 p.m. Midland Park Christian Reformed Church is wheelchair accessible, and nurseries are provided at all services. Call (201) 445-4260. Nativity sets Christmas services The Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, is offering five services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The Children’s Family Liturgy for families with small children only will be at 4 p.m. The Mass for the Differently-abled will be at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., there will be Eucharistic liturgies. The choir and congregation will sing Christmas carols at the 9:30 p.m. service. There will be Eucharistic liturgies at 10:30 a.m. and noon on Christmas Day. A New Year’s Eve service will be celebrated on Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. The community is also invited to start the New Year with a 10:30 a.m. service on Jan. 1. Contact the church at (201) 444-6362. The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. with a pageant and singing by the children of the parish. All are invited and refreshments will follow. For more information of this service contact the education office at (201) 447-1776. Claire D. Bonkosky Louis S. Van Lenten Margaret M. Davis John A. DiTomasso Jr. Elizabeth Wawrzonkiewicz Faith Evelyn Donsky Paul S. 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