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Official Obituary and Service Information For Montclair’s Albert Pelham

Montclair suffered an incredible loss last week when Albert Pelhmam, a legendary community leader and Montclair NAACP President, passed. There will be a viewing Thursday, August 26th from 4-8pm, at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St,...

Remembering Thurston Briscoe, WBGO Programming Director

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Thurston Briscoe, 74, a former radio producer at NPR in Washington, DC, and executive at WBGO/ “Jazz88” in Newark, who radiated his enthusiasm for life and people as well as...

Remembering James ‘Jim’ Tierney, Co-Owner of Tierney’s Tavern

Montclair lost James “Jim” Patrick Tierney of Upper Montclair, who died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 30th, at age 52. Jim was born and raised in Montclair and graduated from...

Remembering Bill Nigh

We learned the news today that a longtime friend to Baristanet on Twitter, Bill Nigh, died earlier this month. Nigh had amassed close to 25,000 followers on Twitter and was proud of his following. The...

Remembering Deborah ‘Diz’ Friedman, 1969-2020

Her sun rose in Manhattan, New York, on January 9, 1969. Deborah "Diz" Friedman was born to parents Robert Friedman and the late Gretchen Ferguson Friedman. Growing up in Montclair, New Jersey,...
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Remembering Anne “Hope” Crawley: Beloved Mother and Writer, Dies at 87

<a href="https://baristanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/candle.jpg" Beloved mother and grandmother, Anne “Hope” Crawley (nee Savage), 87, died peacefully in her home on July 24, 2020, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was with her loving children, Joe...

Remembering Vincent Tango, Artist Who Captured Memories of Montclair

Vincent Tango, lifelong Montclair resident, passed away on Monday April 29th, 2019. Tango was an artist well known for his "Memories of Montclair" pieces. Tango created iconic images of Montclair, with a special emphasis...

Remembering Alvin Lewis Smith, III

A Montclair native and longtime community activist, Alvin Lewis Smith III died on January 5th, 2019 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey at the age of 57. Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson described Alvin...

Remembering Joan Juengling

Joan Juengling, a beloved 28 year old, passed away on November 13, 2018. Born in Paterson, raised in Clifton & Lake Stockholm, resided in Montclair for half of her life. She was a former...

Remembering Louise A. DeSalvo, PhD: Writer, Scholar, Mentor, Teacher, Friend

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend, mentor, and lifelong writer and scholar, Louise A. DeSalvo, PhD., died in her home in Montclair, NJ, October 31, 2018, at the age of 76, with her loving...

Remembering Dr. Winfield Parsons

Dr. Winfield L. Parsons IV, 62, passed peacefully in his Montclair home Thursday, September 13, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Tracy Parsons, his two...

Remembering Eucharia Pilsbury, Nursery School Founder, of Montclair

Eucharia Rose Pilsbury, 90, of Upper Montclair, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, surrounded by family. Pilsbury was the founder, owner and director of Pilsbury Nursery School. A trailblazer in education, Pilsbury transformed...

Montclair Mourning Tragic Loss of Charles H. Bullock School Student

Terry Demming, a seven-year-old, rising second grader at Charles H. Bullock School, passed away on Wednesday, July 4. Demming, the son of former Montclair councilor Kathryn Weller-Demming and the grandson of Barbara Weller, former...

Remembering Paula Rothenberg

Paula Rothenberg, author, educator, social justice activist of Montclair NJ and New York City died on June 7, 2018. Paula was a philosopher by training and an organizer by inclination. She served for 37...

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