Obituaries for the week of Jan. 12

Gertrude W. Haines, Gloria C. Potts, Pasquale Pat Azzaro, Elizabeth Slahor Elias, Charles G. Papiez Sr., Patricia Ellen Canty, Adelaide Louise Marinari

Gertrude W. Haines
   MANSFIELD — Gertrude W. Haines, 96, of Hedding died Jan. 4 at the FountainView Care Center in Toms River.
   Born in Hedding, she resided all of her life in the Bordentown-Mount Holly area. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. She also was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church.
   Aunt of the late Richard H. Potts II, she is survived by two nieces, Phyllis J. Fernandez of Cream Ridge and Grace M. Breffel of Boulder, Colo.; and five great-nieces, one great-nephew and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
   Funeral was held Jan. 7 at Huber-Moore Funeral Home, Bordentown. Burial was in Bordentown Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hedding United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Columbus, NJ 08022.
Gloria C. Potts
   BORDENTOWN — Gloria C. Potts, 77, of Bordentown died Dec. 31 at home.
   Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a resident of the Hightstown and Bordentown areas for most of her life. She was a graduate of Allentown High School and loved animals, especially her dogs, and working in her yard.
   Daughter of the late Thomas and Madeline Caldara Coma, she is survived by her husband of 59 years, Earl W. Potts Sr.; three sons, James T., Wayne A. and Earl W. Jr.; two grandchildren, Jacqueline S. Potts-Hendry and Earl W. Potts III; two great-grandchildren, Phoebe Potts-Hendry and Kathleen Rose Potts-Henry; one brother, Thomas; and five sisters, Geraldine, Antoinette, Madeline, Helen and Mary Jane.
   Funeral was held Jan. 7 at Peppler Funeral Home, Bordentown. Interment followed in the Columbus Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.

Pat Azzaro
   HAMILTON — Pasquale Pat (Skinny) Azzaro, died Jan. 4 at Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia.
   Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a World War II, U.S. Army National Guard veteran. He was retired from the City of Trenton.
   He was a longtime member of the Villa Park Soldiers Club and the Kent AA and a parishioner of Our Lady of Angels Parish/Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, all of Trenton.
   Son of the late Nicholas Azzaro and Maria Cesaro Azzaro, brother of the late Michael Azzaro and Sebastian Azzaro and brother-in-law of the late Dolores Azzaro, he is survived by his wife Ida (Tillie) DeLisa Azzaro; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dominick P. and Theresa M. Azzaro of Trenton, Frank and Julia Azzaro of Hamilton and Leo Azzaro of Trenton; several brothers and sisters-in-law, Bessie Cannon of Robbinsville, John and Dolores DeLisa of Trenton, Anthony and Helene DeLisa of Santa Ana, Calif., and Ann Brogel of Hamilton; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives.
   A Christian blessing was held Jan. 7 at the Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home, Trenton. Entombment was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.

Slahor Elias
   HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Elizabeth Slahor Elias, 94, died Jan. 7 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
   Born in New York City, Ms. Elias lived most of her life in Trenton and Mercerville. She worked with her husband at Elias’ Tailor Shop in Trenton. Ms. Elias was an active member of the Ladies Altar Society at St. John’s Slovak Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking and needlepoint crocheting.
   Daughter of the late Steve and Liza Ozatt Slahor, wife of the late Joseph Elias and stepmother of the late Jane L. Tomaszewski and Edward J. Elias, she is survived by five step-grandchildren, Paulette M. Mader of Shingle Springs, Calif., Debrah Tomaszewski of Mercerville, Edward Tomaszewski of Ewing, Karen and her husband, Gary Goyden, of Robbinsville and Jodi Elias of Hamilton Square; five step-great-grandchildren, Erin, Mary, Ryan, Justin and Alexa; and her daughter-in-law, Carol A. Elias of Hamilton Square.
   Funeral was held Wednesday at St. John’s Slovak Lutheran Church, South Trenton. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Hamilton. Donations can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 111 Harding St., Trenton, NJ 08611.
Charles G.

Papiez Sr.
   HAMILTON — Charles G. (Jit) Papiez Sr., 69, died Jan. 7 at home.
   Born in Hamilton, he was a lifelong area resident. He was the proprietor of Jet Excavating Company for the past 45 years. He was a member of the St. Raphael Holy Angels Parish and a former member of the Hamilton Elks. He also was a member of the New Jersey National Guard and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
   Son of the late Stanley and Helen Jankiewicz Papiez, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Alice McCormick Papiez; two sons, Charles G. (Chuck) Papiez Jr. of Trenton and Paul S. Papiez of Hamilton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and John Carlson of Chesterfield and Cynthia (Cindy) and John Dyott of Allentown; four brothers, Stanley Papiez Jr., Andrew Papiez Sr. and Joseph Papiez Sr. of Waretown and Robert Papiez of Hamilton; two sisters, Dorothy Bernardo of Easton, Pa., and Patricia Ondusko-Baker of Hamilton; 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Sean, and Maureen O’Malley, Laura Emily and Sarah Dyott, Jessica and Jennifer Mc Namara, Jacqueline, Rachel, Charles Joseph and Marc Stanley Singleton; two great-grandchildren, Catherine and Angela Mc Namara; and many nieces and nephews.
   Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at St. Raphael Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton. Cremation followed in Ewing Cemetery. Contributions can be made to T.H.E. Brain Trust, 186 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139 or ABTA, 2720 River Road, Des Plains, IL 60018.

Ellen Canty
   WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Patricia Ellen Canty, 48, died Jan. 6 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
   She was born in North Tonawanda, N.Y., and was raised in Riverton before moving to Robbinsville seven years ago. Ms. Canty was a production cost analyst. She had served in the U.S. Air Force.
   Surviving are her mother, JoAnn Canty of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, John Canty Jr. of Reading, Pa., Michael Canty and his wife, Diane, of Pottstown, Pa., and Richard Canty of Plano, Texas; five sisters, Susan Bastedo of Robbinsville, Donna Canty of Atlanta, Ga., Jill Appel and her husband, Scott, of Pottstown, Pa., Ruth Blake and her husband, Rob, of Boring, Ore., and Robin Bower and her husband, Gregory Sr., of Fayetteville, N.C.; and three nieces, six nephews and four great-nieces.
   Memorial services will be held Saturday at Bible Baptist Church, 1934 Klockner Road, Hamilton Township. Donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter, 200 Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin, NJ 08830-2000. Higgins Memorial Home in Freehold is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Marinari
   PLUMSTED — Adelaide Louise Marinari, 94, died Jan. 6 at the Mercerville Center, Mercerville.
   Born in Freehold, Ms. Marinari had been a resident of New Egypt for five years, and previously of Mercerville, before moving to Mercerville Center two years ago.
   Daughter of the late Walter and Lillian Davison Herbert, wife of the late Frank J. Marinari, mother of the late Geraldine Reynolds Van Pelt and sister of the late Mary, Gertrude Forman, Grandin Herbert and Franklin Herbert, she is survived by her son, Herbert Marinari and wife, Janet, of New Egypt; three grandsons, Christopher and Jonathan Marinari, both of New Egypt, and Glen Van Pelt of Trenton; a granddaughter, Linda Van Pelt Papol and her husband, Dan, of Hamilton; and two great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
   Funeral was held Tuesday at the chapel of the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. Contributions can be made to Mercerville Center, 2240 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Mercerville, NJ 08619.