Monday, May 13, 2013
Media personality and psychologist died of natural causes on Monday at her Fort Lee home, according to an AP report.
Famous psychologist, media personality and long-time Fort Lee resident Dr. Joyce Brothers died at the age of 85 on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Brothers died of natural causes at her long-time Fort Lee residence, the wire service reported. For much of her adult life, Brothers resided in Fort Lee with her late husband Milton, who died in 1989. The Columbia-educated psychologist received her big break in 1955 when she became the first woman to win the top prize on game show The $64,000 Question. Three years later, she revolutionized the media advice business with her own television show. Brothers later parlayed her successes by making scores of appearances on popular television shows, and hosted her own syndicated radio and …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Three local teenagers found the body of a resident lying face up in the woods behind the Memorial Middle School soccer field last Tuesday, police said.
Three teenagers discovered the body of a man lying face up in the woods behind the Memorial Middle School soccer field last Tuesday while walking along the path that overlooks the field after school, police said. The teens called out to the man from the path, which wraps around the soccer field and behind a half-dozen homes on 2nd Street, but received no response and subsequently notified police, Sgt. Brian Metzler said. Police responded to the scene and identified the man as a 25-year-old Fair Lawn resident. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bergen County medical examiner. The man's name is being withheld at the request of his family. The cause of death is still pending investigation, but it is not considered suspicious, Metzler …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Albert "Albee" Palmieri, a Vietnam Veteran and Fair Lawn American Legion Commander, died Tuesday.
Albert "Albee" Palmieri, a 35-year Fair Lawn resident and the borough's American Legion Commander, died Tuesday at age 64. A community volunteer and tireless veterans advocate who served in Vietnam, Palmieri was a member of Catholic War Veterans Post 1076 of Fair Lawn, the Disabled American Veterans and a supporter of the Adopt a US Soldier organization, according to his obituary on NorthJersey.com. He visited wounded warriors at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., cooked meals for seniors at the American Legion hall in town and visited the New Jersey Veterans Home on a regular basis, Mayor John Cosgrove said. Palmieri was also a steadfast supporter of the Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon, and served as co-chef for …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Igors Cernenoks, 49, the New York man who was struck by a vehicle while crossing River Road on Saturday died Monday morning at 6:30 a.m., police said.
A Monroe, N.Y. man who was struck by a car while crossing westbound on River Road at Hopper Avenue Saturday afternoon has died, police said. Igors Cernenoks, 49, was pronounced dead Monday at 6:30 a.m., Detective Lt. Michael Uttel said. Uttel said he knew Cernenoks had undergone surgery at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center on Saturday night to reduce swelling in his brain, but hadn't heard any additional information until Monday morning when he was informed Cernenoks had died. Cernenoks was in the crosswalk about halfway across River Road Saturday afternoon when he was hit by a northbound vehicle driven by 46-year-old Fair Lawn resident Staci Callea, Lt. Bob Kneer said. Surveillance footage shows the collision's impact threw him all the…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Viewing will be held Thursday in Paramus
A premature baby whose mother had recently moved to Saddle Brook has died. Mason DiGiulio, who was born last month at only 25 weeks, died Friday. He was one month old. According to DiGiulio’s online obituary, the baby’s Memorial Viewing will be this Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. Memorial Service at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Paramus. A cremation will be private. When Mason was born on Jan. 13, he weighed only one pound, seven ounces. Community members have spent the past month fundraising to help pay for his medical treatment. The Saving Mason Digulio fund had already raised $3,160. The Burris-DiGiulio family, which has long roots in Mahwah, moved recently to Saddle Brook. Mason leaves behind his parents, MaryBeth and …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Fair Lawn native and army veteran Scott Ganz, 30, was discovered dead at his home in Orlando, Fla. this week.
Thursday, February 7
The son of former Fair Lawn mayor and current Bergen County Freeholder Chairman David Ganz was found dead in his Orlando, Fla. home this week, NorthJersey.com reports. Scott Ganz, 30, was an army reservist who returned home last summer from Afghanistan where he served a 13-month tour as an explosive ordinance disposal specialist. He was a 2000 graduate of Fair Lawn High School. Freeholder Vice Chairman Joan Voss announced the news of his death at Wednesday's freeholder work session and the board held a moment of silence for the Ganz family, according to NorthJersey.com. David Ganz, who recently celebrated one decade of service on the freeholder board, placed a yellow ribbon on his fifth floor office door in the county administration …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Nissimov, whom Patch profiled last May, lost her nearly two-year battle with adrenal cancer on Jan. 25.
Sigi Nissimov, a professional bellydancer who owned the Life Movement Spirit and Dance Center on Saddle River Road, died Jan. 25 after a nearly two-year battle with adrenal cancer. She was 43. Nissimov, whose fundraising efforts Patch profiled last May, turned to alternative medicine in August 2011, rather than pursue non-curative exploratory surgery or additional chemotherapy after doctors gave her only a few months to live. Her alternative lifestyle, which involved eating only organic foods, having a biochemist monitor her blood levels, consulting with a Chinese doctor on her intake of herbal medicines and spending an hour each day in an infrared sauna, sustained her for nearly 18 months. "Maybe I’m brave, maybe I’m stupid, but it doesn’…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The man who was found dead Saturday outside a residence on Warren Road has been identified as Donald Borodkin, 65, of Fair Lawn.
The man who was found dead on the front porch of a Warren Road residence late Saturday morning has been identified as longtime Fair Lawn resident Donald Borodkin, police have confirmed. Borodkin, a Plaza Road resident, had been walking door to door handing out flyers when he collapsed on the front porch of a home at the corner of Warren Road and Townley Road, directly behind the Radburn Panera parking lot. The medical examiner has yet to release a cause of death, but at this time Borodkin's death is not considered suspicious. A supporter of preserving Daly Field from development, Borodkin, 65, was distributing flyers promoting Monday's Planning Board hearing on the environmental impact of the proposed Landmark development when he fell ill…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A man who police said hanged himself in a holding cell at Hackensack police headquarters Friday was a 2002 graduate of Fair Lawn High School.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Daniel Hopkins, the 27-year-old man who committed suicide in a Hackensack police holding cell Friday just hours after he was arrested on a warrant from a 2009 theft, was a 2002 Fair Lawn High School graduate. Hackensack Police said Hopkins used his own t-shirt to hang himself around 6:30 p.m. Friday, about two hours after he was picked up at his family's Hackensack home and taken to police headquarters. Hopkins, whose bail had been set at $1,500, had a history of shoplifting and driving-related arrests in Bergen County dating back to 2007. NorthJersey.com reported that family members described Hopkins as a handy, fun-loving man who had not shown any suicidal tendencies. He had worked as an HVAC technician for Fritz Air Conditioning in …