Thomas J. Wrenn, 86, of Mahwah, NJ, passed away on April 20, 2009. He was born on Dec. 29, 1922.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Angela Wrenn of Mineola; and grandchildren, Vivian and Jimmy Wrenn of Mineola; and daughters, Teresa (Patrick) Garcia of Staten Island and Maureen (William) Hickey of Rockford, IL. Also survived by his brothers, Francis X. Wrenn of Hawthorne and John J. Wrenn of Colorado; nieces and nephews, Mary and Francis Wrenn of Hawthorne, David Wrenn of Virginia, Patricia Connelly and Thomas Higgins of Mahwah, Daniel Connelly and Charles Connelly of Allendale, Mary Beth Knors of Byrum, John Connelly and Thomas Connelly of Connecticut, John Wrenn and Kathy Selchert of Colorado.
He served bravely and honorably in the U.S. Army 17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, 1st Army, 5th Corps in Normandy, Ardennes and Czechoslovakia. He was a proud member of the Williston American Legion Post #144 for over 50 continuous years and more recently enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow servicemen at the Mahwah VFW Post #7124. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Corpus Christi Council $2502. He was a teacher in Mineola for 44 years and a former village trustee of Williston Park.
Arrangements were made by the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, Ramsey. Funeral Mass celebrated April 24 at Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, Mahwah. Interment Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. Memorial donations may be made to the Mahwah Memorial Post #7124, PO Box 97, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Send tributes, memories and condolences to www.vanemburghsneider.com.
Frank DeSantis, 85, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on April 21, 2009. Frank was born on May 24, 1923, in Tufo Di Minturno, Italy, to Pasquale and Francesa DeSantis. He lived most of his life in the New York City area and was retired to Port St. Lucie, FL, for 23 years. He was a WWII Army veteran serving in the South Pacific. Frank was a produce manager for A&P. He loved hunting, fishing, bowling and making his own wine. He stayed very active and strong up to his time of death.
Frank was preceded in death by his daughter Mary DeSantis; and his sister Antonette Iannotta. He is survived by his wife Rose DeSantis; his son Frank DeSantis (Margaret) of Leawood, KS; his brother Larry DeSantis (Agnes) of North Carolina; sisters, Jenny Mazzucco (Angelo) and Lydia DeSantis, both of New Jersey. Frank also leaves five grandchildren, Catherine DeSantis (Shane), Andrew DeSantis, Regina McDonald (Devon), Anthony DeSantis and Michael DeSantis.
Arrangements were made by the McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO (816-942-6180). Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Nativity, Leawood, KS. Entombment Mt. Moriah Cemetery.