Obituaries for the week of Feb. 2

Linwood Symons, Robert William Swaim, Joan I. Schumann, Leonard L. Steward, Mary Louise Zagar, Gertrude Archer Danley, Georgiana Foster, Walter Guzikowski, Elwood Rust, John E Szalony, Adelina Milito

Linwood Symons
   COLUMBUS — Linwood C. Symons, 74, died Sunday at his residence in Columbus.
   Mr. Symons was born in Seaside Park and had lived in Hamilton Township before moving to Florida in 1990 after his retirement. He returned to the area, living in Columbus, two years ago. He was the owner and operator of the Princeton Citgo service station in the Princeton Shopping Center for over 25 years. He was a private pilot who owned and operated his own plane from the Robbinsville Airport.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Nancy. He is also survived by his children and their spouses, Robert and Donna Symons of Medford, Donna-Lynn and Steve Bursell of Texas, Keith and Jacqueline Symons of Cherry Hill, Shawn Vena of Tabernacle, Lynn and Tony Comegno of Mount Holly, Nancy and Richard Anderson of Virginia, Aileen Applegate and Wayne Rue of Burlington, Keith and Elizabeth Chase of Kingston and Cynthia and Rocky Picciolo of Hamilton Square; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his brothers and sisters-in-law, George Symons of Allentown, Dennis and Jenny Symons of Robbinsville, and Ken and Lynn Symons of Robbinsville; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry and Bonnie Singer; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two loving grandsons, Ricky Anderson and Henry VanPelt.
   Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington. Burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington.
   Contributions in his memory made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053; The Compassionate Friends, Burlington County Chapter, PO Box 225, Burlington, NJ 08016; or to the Burlington County Animal Shelter, Woodlane Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 would be appreciated by his family.
Robert William

   CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — Robert William Swaim, 82, died Sunday at his home.
   He was born in Bordentown and had resided all his life in this area. He was a millwright and had retired in 1990 from Marshall Maintenance in Trenton. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a life member and an exempt fireman with the Humane Fire Company of Bordentown City. He was also a member of the AARP.
   The son of the late William and Mary Swaim and brother of the late Herbert Swaim, he is survived by his wife, Jeanette; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Katherine Swaim of Levittown, Pa.; a sister, Esther Gansloser of Bordentown Township; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral will be held 11 a.m. today, Thursday, from the Huber-Moore Funeral Home, 517 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown with burial to follow in the Bordentown Cemetery with military honors.
   Memorials may be made to Hope Hose-Humane Co. #1, P.O. Box 666, Bordentown, NJ 08505.
Joan I. Schumann
   BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — Joan I. (nee Leinheiser) Schumann, 80, died Sunday at Samaritan Hospice, Mount Holly.
   Born in Pottsville, Pa. and raised in Edgely, Pa., she resided in Trenton, Mansfield Township prior to moving to Burlington Township eight years ago. Mrs. Schumann loved to sew and crochet. She was great with her hands and made her own curtains, as recently as two months ago.
   She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ernest Schumann Sr.; her five sons, Ernest Schumann Jr. and his wife Helen of Hedding, Richard Schumann and his wife Betsy of Yardville, Timothy Schumann and his wife Becky, Douglas Schumann and Bruce Schumann, all of Burlington Township; four grandchildren, Stacy, Ricky, Ernie and Douglas; two sisters, Jeanette Crosby of Pittsburgh, and Alma Roberts of California; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Herman Leinheiser and Karl Leinheiser.
   Funeral services will be held privately under the direction of Wade Funeral Home, Bristol Borough, Pa.
   Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, PA 18914.
Leonard L. Steward
   BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Leonard L. Steward, 72 of Bordentown Township died Friday at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
   Born in Trenton, he resided most of his life in the Bordentown area. Mr. Steward worked for Lebak Trucking in Bordentown for many years before becoming the owner operator of Steward Trucking Company in Bordentown. Following that he worked in the maintenance department at NWL Transformers in Florence. After that he was employed by Glenwood Foreign Cars in Bordentown for many years.
   Son of the late Lester and Anna Struck Steward, he is survived by his beloved family, his wife, Shirley Lebak Steward of Bordentown; two daughters and a son-in-law Shirley Ann Havens of Bordentown and Windy and Thomas Troutman of Mount Laurel; a sister Doris Sugar of Browns Mills; five grandchildren, Heather Havens, Michael Havens Jr., Sherrie Wallace, Brian Wallace, and Kathleen Wallace.
   Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 225 City Avenue, Suite 104, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004.
Mary Louise Zagar
   COLUMBUS — Mary Louise Zagar, 75, formerly of Baton Rouge, La., died Jan. 26 at Samaritan Hospice at Virtua Memorial Hospital.
   Ms. Zagar passed away after a long fight with a blood disorder and complications after recent surgery. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she was a homemaker who loved to travel with her husband for pleasure before they retired to Columbus in 2001.
   Daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Heinl, she is survived by her husband of 54 years, Walter Zagar; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas W. and Paula Zagar of Winter Springs, Fla., Curtis J. and Anne Zagar of Maplewood, Lawrence E. and Jane Zagar of Dover, N.H.; daughter Mary Ann Zagar of Edison; sister Ann (Nan) Walsh of Red Bank, and eight grandchildren, Brian, Mark, Elizabeth, Colleen, Hannah, Kari, Joshua and Luke.
   Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Michael Burns on Tuesday from St. Mary’s Church, 45 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, interment followed at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown.
   Donations may be made to St. Mary’s School, 30 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505 (
Gertrude Archer

   WRIGHTSTOWN — Gertrude Archer Danley, 79, died Jan. 25 in Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.
   Born in Columbus, she resided most of her life in the Bordentown area. Mrs. Danley retired after 28 years of service with McGraw Hill Corporation.
   Daughter of the late Nelson and Elizabeth Mary Kline Archer and wife of the late Charles H. Danley, she is survived by a son, M. Charles Danley of Bordentown Township; a daughter, Charlene Mariano of Wrightstown; a brother, Ralph Archer of Burlington; a sister, Elaine Ivans of Florida; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
   A memorial was held Wednesday from the Buklad Memorial Home, 2141 S. Broad St., Hamilton. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
   Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 1600 US Highway No. 22, Union, NJ.
Georgiana Foster
   MANSFIELD — Georgiana Foster, 83, of Mansfield Township, died Jan. 23 in Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlingtion County, Mount Holly.
   Born in Newark, she was the daughter of the late George and Nellie Kane Triston. Mrs. Foster resided in Clifton before moving to Homestead at Mansfield 18 years ago. She was a retired secretary, employed by Wallwork Brothers Plumbing Supply, Montclair with 27 years service.
   Mrs. Foster was a member of Holy Assumption Catholic Church, Willitts Hogan Tonne American Legion Unit 39, Roebling, and Homestead Senior Citizens. She enjoyed her family and her home.
   She is survived by her husband, John L Foster; daughter, Patricia Brodsky; granddaughter, Patty Ann Brodsky; great grandchildren, Erika, Sidney, and Michael Tuzzolino, all of Clifton; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Frank Sudal of Columbus and Frances "Suzie" and David Maylath of Mt. Laurel; and many nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services were held Friday at Koschek And Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling. Funeral mass was held at Holy Assumption Catholic Church, 1290 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling. Interment was in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, North Hanover Township.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Eves Drive Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053.
Walter Guzikowski
   JACOBSTOWN — Walter W. Guzikowski, 90, died Jan. 20 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton.
   Born in Morrisville, Pa., Mr. Guzikowski had lived in Yardley, Pa. before moving to Jacobstown 49 years ago. He was retired farmer, a member of the Church of the Assumption in New Egypt and a former member of the North Hanover Township Planning Board.
   Husband of the late Helen A. Guzikowski, he is survived by two sons, Walter Guzikowski Jr. and George Guzikowski, both of Jacobstown; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Casper Boehm of Sayreville; two sisters, Alice Kozlowski of Holland, Pa. and Mary Allen of Yardley, Pa.; three grandchildren, Laura Ploskonka of Sayreville, Susan Boehm of Philadelphia, Pa. and Patricia Boehm-Blake of Metuchen; and four great-grandchildren, Liana, Dylan, Lindsay and Maxwell.
   Graveside services were held Jan. 24 at the Assumption Cemetery in New Egypt.
   Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Jacobstown First Aid, 41 Schoolhouse Road, Jacobstown, NJ 08562.
   Arrangements were under the direction of the Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main St., New Egypt (
Elwood Rust
   HAMILTON — Elwood Rust, 82, died Sunday surrounded by his family in Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
   Born in Trenton, Mr. Rust was a lifelong area resident and was retired as foreman from Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co. in Trenton. He was an honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran. In his younger years, Mr. Rust was an avid bowler, scoring 297 on three occasions and also enjoyed hunting. He loved his home, gardening and was the family’s "Mr. Fix-It."
   Predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Amanda Felska Rust, his wife, Mae H. Rust, his brothers, William, Clarence, Frank, Leon and Elmer and his sisters, Florence Olschewski and Anna Calehuff, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and James Alu of Hamilton; a granddaughter, Kristy Catalfomo and her husband Erik of Hamilton; a sister, Hazel Bizuga of Hamilton; a brother and sister-in-law, Otto and Ann Rust of Bordentown; and many nieces and nephews.
   A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, with the Rev. Jesse Houck of St. Mark Lutheran Church officiating.Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.Family and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Colonial Home.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 601 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08629 or the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
John E. Szalony
   EWING TOWNSHIP — John E. "Skeetz" Szalony, 85, died Jan. 26 at the Kindred Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
   Born in Trenton, Mr. Szalony was a lifelong Trenton and Ewing Township resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served as a sergeant with the 47th Armored Infantry fighting in five major battles of the Ardennes Forrest, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. In addition to his combat awards, Mr. Szalony was awarded by the Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg the Croix de Guerre 1940-1945 for exceptional service in 1946. He retired in 1985 after 38 years service with the Congoleum Corporation of Hamilton Township. During the various company sponsored family outings, holiday parties and picnics, Mr. Szalony would entertain all in attendance with his wit and costuming as a clown. Also, he was a sports enthusiast.
   Son of the late Thomas and Mary Ivan Szalony, brother of the late Louis (Luke), Joseph and Frank Szalony and Angela Piechowski, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen M. Bozarth Szalony; two sons, Paul J. Szalony of Plainfield and Gregory S. Szalony of Hamilton Township; his daughter, Sharon A. Szalony of Ewing Township; two sisters, Katherine Cavallaro of Bordentown City and Eva Gallagher of Levittown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral was held Monday from the Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Ave., North Trenton. Funeral Liturgy was celebrated Monday in St. Hedwig’s Church with Fr. Jacek Labinski presiding. Burial was in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, Ewing Township.
   Memorial donations are to be made to either St. Hedwig’s Church, 872 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, NJ 08638 or to the V.N.A. of Mercer County, 171 Jersey St., Suite 201, Trenton, NJ 08603.
Adelina Milito
   YARDVILLE — Adelina Milito, 81, died Jan. 26 in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
   Born in Calabria, Italy, Mrs. Milito lived in the Trenton area since 1962. She was a member of the Sam Calogero Society and the St. Joseph’s Society of St. James Church.
   Daughter of the late Gennaro and Marie Antoniette DePace Mauro and wife of the late Antonio Milito who died in 1992, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Giuseppe F. and Bridget Milito of Yardville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Antonio Parrotta of Yardville, Gina and Michael Carvale of Columbus, Rose and Richard Carlini and Elisa and Salvatore Diodati all of Yardville; seven sisters, Matilda, Felicia, Sylvia, Lidia, Maria and Finita, all living in Italy, and Merinda of Argentina; 11 grandchildren and spouses, Michael and Linda, Antonietta and Joe, Antonio and Gina, Diane, Michael, Melissa and Dominick, Nicholas and Lisa, Giuseppe, Noella and Joe, and Danielle; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Jan. 30 in the Holy Cross Church, 201 Adeline St., Trenton. Burial was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
   Contributions can be made to the St. Joseph’s Society of St. James Church, 29 East Paul Ave., Trenton, NJ 08638.