In Memoriam • NJCU Alumni

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In an effort to honor members of the university community who have passed away — including students, alumni, and active or retired faculty or staff — the Office of Marketing and Communications has introduced an In Memoriam section of our website for loved ones and friends to leave memories and tributes on In accordance with NJCU's new In Memoriam policy, this page is dedicated to honoring those graduates of New Jersey City University, Jersey City State College, New Jersey State Teachers College, and New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City. When possible, we will link to obituaries, news articles or other sources to honor the deceased.

If you would like to leave remembrances or tributes to the deceased, please complete our In Memoriam form.

If you would like to submit information for the In Memoriam page, please contact


Dr. Trudy Edelist Lipowsky (B.S. in Pre-Med; minors in chemistry and philosophy) of State College, Pa., died on August 15, 2021 at age 74. | Obituary

Florence Padlowski (nee Zbylut), of Bayonne, N.J., died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at age 98. | Obituary

Janet Marie De Meo (nee Esposito) `77 (Bachelor of Science), formerly of Staten Island, N.Y. died on August 8, 2021 at age 91 | Obituary

Helene V. Buchanan `53 of Oradell, N.J., died of July 30, 2021 at age 88. | Obituary

Patricia Hussey `75 (B.A. in English and Secondary Education), of Jersey City, N.J., died of July 30, 2021. | Obituary

Evelyn Alydia Trovinger (née Schuler) `45 (Bachelor of Science) of Hagerstown, Md., died on July 24, 2021 at age 97. | Obituary | News

Allison Duffy `02 (B.A. in Psychology) of Logan, Utah (formerly of Bayonne, N.J.), died on July 20, 2021 at age 41. | Obituary

Rose Florio (née DeLuca) `75 (B.S.N) of North Arlington, N.J., died on July 16, 2021 at age 96. | Obituary

Barbara Jean Eldridge (née Nacnodivitz) `69 (B.A. in Social Science) of Maryland (formerly of Englewood, N.J.), died on July 9, 2021 at age 73. | Obituary

Alice M. Ousterman `61 (B.A. in Elementary Education), of Westfield, N.J. (formerly of Cranford, N.J.), died on July 6, 2021 at age 94. | Obituary

Ava Jane Finnerty `73 (B.A. in Elementary Education and English) of Bayonne, N.J., died on July 4, 2021 at age 72. | Obituary

Helen M. Dougherty `86 (née Haggerty) (B.S.N.) of Wall, N.J., and formerly of Tenafly and Hoboken, died on July 2, 2021 at age 82. | Obituary

Ruby E. Seymour (B.S.N.) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and formerly of Osceola, Indiana, died on July 1, 2021 at age 76. | Obituary

Christine M. Yanuzzi (née Koslecki) `77 of North Arlington, N.J. and formerly Kearny, N.J., died June 28, 2021 at age 65. | Obituary

Lillian Delaney (née Rybnicky) `59 (B.A. in Education) of Monroe Township, N.J. and formerly of Metuchen, died on June 26, 2021 at age 84. | Obituary

Herbert (Bert) Sweeney Jr. `71 (B.A. in History) of Virginia Beach, Va., died on June 13, 2021, one day prior to his 73rd birthday. | Obituary

Lenore Marie Huff (née Guertin) `80 (B.S.N.) Green Brook, N.J., died on June 6, 2021 at age 81. | Obituary

Christine Houlihan-Ramos `00 (M.A. in Special Education) of Westfield, N.J., died on May 28, 2021 at age 53. | Obituary

Anthony Correia `65 (a.k.a. Tony or Billy) (B.A. in Secondary Education – Science) died on May 26, 2021 at age 81. | Obituary

Shirley A. Kietrys `80 (B.A.) of Christiansburg, Va. and formerly of Hackettstown, N.J., died on May 25, 2021 at age 83. | Obituary

Barbara Watkoskey `80 (B.A. in Physical Education) of North Brunswick, N.J. (formerly of Bayonne, N.J.), died on May 22, 2021 at age 86. | Obituary

Anita S. Meltzer `65, (B.A. in Elementary Education), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (formerly of Telford, Pa.), died on May 14, 2021 at age 77. | Obituary

Paul J. Calocino `66 (B.A. in Special Education), `68 (M.A. in Special Education), of Wood-Ridge, N.J., died on May 12, 2021 at age 77. He was a member of the NJCU Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 1964 Men's Basketball Team. | Obituary | NJCU Hall of Fame news

John J. Cannon `71 (B.A.) of West Hurley, N.Y. (formerly of Fairview, N.J.), died on May 11, 2021 at age 85. | Obituary

Albert (Al) Joseph Schick, `87 (B.S. in Criminal Justice) recently of Park Ridge, IL (formerly of Kearny and Tinton Falls, N.J.), died on May 8, 2021 at age 81. | Obituary

Terrence J. Seymour, `72 (M.A.) died May 2, 2021, in Ocean Pines, Md at age 76. | Obituary | News

Frank M. Kimmish `81 (M.A.) died on April 30, 2021, in Jersey City at age 63. | Obituary

Irving Ziegler `56, the President of the Class of 1956, died on April 21, 2021, at age 92. He was married for 63 years to Edith Rosenholtz Ziegler `58.

Vida Mylson (B.S. in Accounting) of Upper Saddle River, N.J., died on April 3, 2021 at age 72. | Obituary

Edward W. Reuter (M.A.) of Maplewood, N.J. died on March 29 2021, at age 79. | Obituary