Page 16 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • September 2, 2009 Obituaries Raymond A. Basile of Ramsey died Aug. 21. He was 74. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Robert P. Gibbons of Mahwah, formerly of Tenafly, died Aug. 20. He was 75. He is survived by his wife Mary Jane, his children Laura Ann and Robert John, three grandchildren, and his brother Thomas of Tamarac, Florida. Arrangements were made by C.C. Van Emburgh, Inc. Funeral Home in Ridgewood. William F. Hickey of Ramsey died Aug. 25. He was 87. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Before retirement, he had worked for Sears in Maywood in warehouse maintenance. He was a member of the VFW Post 682 in Ramsey. He was a parishioner of Saint Paul R.C. Church in Ramsey and a member of the Leisure Club of Ramsey. He is survived by his wife Gertrude A. Hickey (nee Scott), his daughters, Linda Bakonyi of Montgomery, New York, Celeste Schyling of Ramsey, Rita Galligan of Mahwah and Donna Merritt of Florida, New York, 12 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Ellen Campbell. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement – Graymoor, P.O. Box 300, Garrison, NY 10524-0301. Robert H. Joachim of Monroe Township, formerly of Wyckoff, died Aug. 23. He was 76. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Before retiring, he was a hospital administrator at Staten Island University Hospital. He had been the owner of Sceery Gruber Florist in Paterson for many years. He was past president of the Paterson Rotary Club, past master of Humboldt Lodge #114, Paterson, a member of the Chambers of Commerce in Paterson, Burlington County, and Staten Island. He was regional vice president for the National Association of Hospital Development. He was the first recipient of the AbioCor Artificial Heart in New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Lillian (nee Jacobs), his children, Gary Joachim of Wyckoff, Greg Joachim of New Providence, and Cindy Hoyt of Jackson, seven grandchildren, and his brother William Joachim. He was predeceased by his siblings Doris and Ronald. Arrangements were made by Lester Memorial Home in Jamesburg. Memorial donations may be made to RWJ University Hospital Foundation, 10 Plum Street, Suite 910, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1924. Jasper “Opa” Kersbergen of Ridgewood and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, died Aug. 16. He was 89. Before retiring in 1983, he was employed by Mobil Oil Corporation. He had been employed by KLM in the Netherlands and the Raymond A. Basile Robert P. Gibbons U.S., and West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. He was a member of the Hobbyists. He is survived by his wife, Anna Kersbergen (nee Coumou), his children Charlotte Brenlove, Robert Kersbergen, and Richard Kersbergen, eight grandchildren and two brothers and two sisters in Holland. Arrangements were made by Lord Funeral Home in New Hampshire. Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff. Howard F. Miller Jr. of Waldwick died Aug. 23. He was 62. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was commander of the VFW Lodge in Waldwick and a member of the American Legion in Waldwick. He is survived by his wife Pamela (nee Fulton), his children Kindra of Clifton, Kevin of Bloomingdale, and Heather of Los Angeles, California, a grandson, his mother Mae Miller of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, and sisters Linda Emmert, Susan Miller and Amy Testa. Arrangements were made by C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home in Ridgewood. Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Lodge 1049, Hewson Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463 or The Waldwick Ambulance Corps. Jill E. Plowman died Aug. 26. She was 47. She is survived by her mother Marion Donnelly, her brothers David, Mark, Gary and Drew Plowman, Michael and Christopher Donnelly, Dana Smith and Beth DeVries, and her stepbrother Joseph Donnelly. She was predeceased by her father Curtis Plowman, her stepfather Joseph Donnelly, and her stepsister Eugenia Stone. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Hunterdon Development Center, Ward D, 40 Pittstown Road, Clinton, NJ 08809. Dorothy Ann Ralson, nee Blauvelt, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Fort Myers, Florida, Captiva Island, Florida, North Caldwell, Glen Rock, and Maywood, died Aug. 23. She was 58. She was a member of the Blauvelt Descendants. She was a member of Saint James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg. She is survived by her husband Lesley L. Ralson, her children William and Dana, her stepdaughters Leslie Cotter and Simone Dicks, both of Houston, Texas, and Stephanie Hammonds of Dallas, Texas, and her siblings Patricia Liguori of Maywood, Kathy Warren of Glen Rock, and Kenneth Blauvelt of Pomona, New York. Arrangements were made by Peters Funeral Home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 3535, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Sebastiana Salierno, nee Sorrentino, of Franklin Lakes, formerly of Paterson and Totowa, died Aug. 26. She was 72. Before retiring in 2005, she was employed as a pharmacist/counselor at CURA in Newark. Previously, she had been a pharmacist and owner/operator of Farmacia Sorrentino in Argentina. After retiring she was an event planner. Howard F. Miller Jr. She was a parishioner of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church in Paterson. She is survived by her husband Anthony Salierno of Franklin Lakes, her children Laura Favetto of Toms River, Claudia Navarro of Franklin Lakes, and Genaro Slierno of Verona, and nine grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Festa Memorial Funeral Home in Totowa. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary’s R.C. Church, 410 Union Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07502. Alice Szuna of Ridgewood died July 23. She was 64. She had worked for Hoffman LaRoche in Clifton. She was a graduate of Ridgewood High School and Rutgers University. Arrangements were made by Feeney Funeral Home in Ridgewood. Alice Szuna William F. Hickey Letters to the Editor (continued from page 10) to be upheld in the courts as our “good neighbors” pulled their lawsuits against the township as they entered their third zoning board application, which is quickly coming to an end. My thinking is that perhaps our elected and appointed officials should have considered that this may not have been the best time in the residents’ eyes to be seen taking money from a local business. I’m thinking that, considering how difficult the mayor made it for a representative group of citizens to meet with him last fall, considering that we finally got to meet with him in December and considering that he never got back to us as he promised with responses to questions and issues that we posed, that perhaps, the mayor didn’t need to be so readily available for a timely photoop for Pilot which shows him happily accepting money from Pilot. I am forced to wonder, “Am I the only person who fully comprehends the meaning of the adage perception is reality?” Pilot played the “good neighbor” game in Bloomsbury many years ago. After that site was built and operational, the people of Bloomsbury were not happy with having allowed the facility to be built in their town. During the first application, the mayor of Bloomsbury warned Mahwah of their reality and maybe that helped our side during that application. Why now is history being ignored? Aren’t we meant to learn from others’ mistakes? We have so much more on the line than Bloomsbury did; we have the safety of 3,000 school children. The issue is not, and has never been, just traffic on Ridge Road. The issues remain about safety and quality of life, the safety of our aquifer and the issue of air quality at our newly built state of the art sports facility. I am amused by Pilot’s choice to help support an event that has a positive effect on the very children on whom they are having a negative effect. Neither the planning of that, nor the irony of that, is lost on me. I am forced to wonder, “Was $5,000 enough for the perceived sale of the safety of the Mahwah school children?” Lillian D’Agostaro Mahwah Jill E. Plowman Robert H. 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