Memorial Day 2008

Remembering 1918, 1958, 1968

Nutley, New Jersey

This Memorial Day, let us not forget these Nutley sons, brothers and fathers who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Private Albert Trazewski, of Entwistle Ave., was killed in action in France on May 23, 1918.

Private George Connolly died in France from wounds received on June 6, 1918.

 Corp. Julius Bruskin died in France from wounds received on June 11, 1918

 Corp. Paul Salvatore Martino, of Hancox Ave., was killed in action in France on  July 15, 1918.

 Capt. John Carver Adams was killed in the Marne Salient in France on July 25, 1918.

 Lt. Stuart Emmet Edgar, of the Lafayette Escadrille, was killed in a starting mishap in France on Aug. 17, 1918.

Private Claude Henry Daw was killed in action in France on Sept. 27, 1918, while serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

Private Joseph Lamb died of pneumonia in Paris on Oct. 10, 1918.

Private John K. Beaumont was killed in action in France on Oct. 12, 1918.

Private Bertram Townsend died of pneumonia on Oct. 14, 1918, at Fort Sill, Okla.

Sgt. Winan Klesick died of pneumonia in France on Oct. 15, 1918.

Private George Kalvio died of pneumonia in France on Oct 24, 1918.

Private Ray Blum was killed in action at Grand Pre, France, on October 22, 1918.

Private Ralph Zellars of High Street died from wounds on Nov. 5, 1918, in France.

Pasquale (Joseph) De Francesco died while in service on Nov. 28, 1918.

William Harrison of the Stevedore Regiment, died of pneumonia in November 1918, at Camp Stuart, Newport News, Va.


Second Lt. Thomas W. Tuttle, Jr., 25, an Air National Guard pilot, was killed in a plane crash in May 1958.

Lt. Frank Paul Jannarone Jr., 25, of High Street, was killed June 12, 1958, when the B-47 bomber he was co-piloting crashed in Vermont.

Staff Sgt. Charles A. Marsh, 45, died July 23, 1958, following a highway accident near Ethan Allen Air Force Base in Burlington, Vt.,

1st Lt. Charles Tillou, 24, of Rutgers Place, was killed in an air crash near Paris in September 1958.

Lt. (j.g.) Edward J. Zuczek, 22, was lost when the Navy photo reconnaissance plane on which he was serving as navigator went down in a storm at sea off Guam on October 18, 1958.


Lance Corporal Matthew Dwyer Jr., was killed in Vietnam when his helicopter was shot down Feb. 28, 1968.

Marine Private First Class Richard Greenspan, 21, of Povershon Road, was killed in action in Vietnam on Nov. 10, 1968.

Pfc. Alfred J. Critelli, 24, was killed in action in Vietnam on Dec. 11, 1968.

Let us in Nutley forget none of the 92 who died in WWII, the 17 who died in WWI, the 9 who died in Korea, the 9 who died in Vietnam, or those who died in service during peace time.


Written by Anthony Buccino, this was published in The Nutley Sun.

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