Albert Ley

Mr. Ley, 91, of South Plainfield, died April 10 at Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center, Edison. Born in Newark, he had lived in South Plainfield for most of his life. Before retiring in 1973, Mr. Ley was a lineman for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., Plainfield, for 39 years, and was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was predeceased in 1999 by his wife, Lillian Mae “Gretchen” (née Smith) Ley. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Moore of Bethlehem, Pa., and June Adolfsen of Howell; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge. Cremation was private.

Jan Azarko

Mr. Azarko, 82, of the Somerset section of Franklin, died April 9 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset section of Franklin. Prior to his retirement in 1988, he was employed as an auto worker for Ford Motor Co., Edison, where he worked for 37 years. Surviving are his wife, Maria Maruszko Azarko; a son, George Azarko of Somerset; a daughter, Irene Azarko, also of Somerset; three sisters, Olha Ihnatovic, Maria Hezman and Sophia Chmielnickaja, all in Belarus; and two grandsons. A service was held at St. Mary of Zyrovicy Belarus Autocephalic Orthodox Church, Highland Park. Interment was in St. Mary of Zyrovicy Belarus Autocephalic Orthodox Cemetery, East Brunswick.

Christopher J. LaTorre

Mr. LaTorre, 21, of South River, died April 9 at home. He was a 2002 graduate of South River High School, where he played football and baseball for four years. He was a carpenter with Classic Creations, South River, for the past two years. Surviving are his parents, George LaTorre and Mary Pierson; nine sisters and brothers, Mary Jo Sarcone of Old Bridge, George LaTorre of Spotswood, Jennie Goodman of Willingboro, Linda Jackson, James Pierson and Elizabeth Pierson, all of Pittsfield, Mass., Joseph Pierson of Cedar Grove, and Michele Pierson and Nicole LaTorre, both of South River; his maternal grandmother, Catherine LaTorre of the Port Reading section of Woodbridge; three godchildren, Anthony and Rey Torres and Ceaira Pierson; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Interment was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the LaTorre family.

Diane Barbara Gimplin Goldman

Mrs. Goldman, 61, of Old Bridge, died April 5 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was a bookkeeper at Iris Software, Metuchen, for five years. Surviving are a son, Craig Goldman of the Morganville section of Marlboro; a daughter, Lorri Mendez of Old Bridge; a brother, Marvin Gimplin of East Moriches, N.Y.; a sister, Faith Davila of Spotswood; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Oceans of Love, 1709 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753.