Andreoli, John P., 73, resident of Lyndhurst, N.J., beloved husband of Rose Andreoli, beloved father to Allison and Alexandria Andreoli, son-in-law Danny Wlazlowski, and loved being called grandpa to his three grandchildren. Also survived by three sisters, Gail, Marla and Helenbeth. John was a Navy veteran proudly served in the Vietnam War. Private arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
Bordogna, Vincent, 56, of Clifton passed away April 2, 2020. Beloved son of Angelo Bordogna and the late Maria (Panza) Bordogna. Loving brother of Anna McInnis and her late husband Clay, uncle of Anthony McInnis. Also survived by fiancé Lenore Pannisa. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations in Vincent's memory can be made to American Diabetes Association, diabetes.org. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
Cornwell, Constance (Sclafani), 72, passed away on Palm Sunday April 5, 2020. Our Beautiful Mother was reunited with Our Father up in Heaven. Connie is the daughter of the late Marie and Carmelo Sclafani. She is survived by her Daughter Alicia Gingras and husband Dennis, her son Jonathan Cornwell and wife Kori, sister Phyllis Ballester and husband Lou. Grandchildren Aleigha Cornwell, Kaden Gingras, Bryn Cornwell, Setnee Cornwell, Dalahna Gingras, niece Brittany Glover (Tom) ,nephews Adam Ballester (Kayla) ,and Lance Ballester. Predeceased by her husband John. Connie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an elementary school teacher for 42 years in West Milford School District. She was adventurous and traveled frequently. Connie was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish. She also enjoyed spending time with her many loving friends. We will all miss her Beautiful Smile, Big Heart and Zest for Life! Private services and interment were held at Saint Joseph's Church Cemetery, West Milford. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
Heerema, Wallace G. (Uncle Wally) of West Milford, NJ died on Thursday April 2, 2020 due to complications caused by COVID-19 infection. He was 90. He grew up in Ridgewood, NJ. After graduating from Ridgewood High School he joined the Army and served in Korea. After his discharge, he and his parents moved to Ramsey, NJ, where he lived until moving to West Milford in 2006. He worked for Pinkerton and Ramsey Taxi. He loved to drive and thoroughly enjoyed his fares to the area airports. He moved to assisted living in West Milford where he was known to everyone as Uncle Wally. He knew everyone there and they all knew him. He loved to watch baseball and old movies and could remember the birthdays of his 4 nephews and 2 nieces as well as his 4 great nephews and 2 great nieces. He was always a part of holidays and birthday celebrations. He spent his last 2 years at Milford Manor where he was extremely well cared for. He is survived by his brother John Heerema and his sister- in- law Virginia Heerema, 4 nephews and a niece, 4 great nephews, 2 great nieces and 2 great great nephews and a great great niece. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home in West Milford.
Roettger, Pilar of Tuxedo, NY loving mother of four passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in Cuba to Luis and Josefina Valdes where she lived until her sense of adventure brought her to New York City. Pilar lived in Havana, Cuba, New York City and Union City, NJ before moving to Ringwood in 1972 to raise her children and later moved to Tuxedo, NY with her daughter. Pilar received her Registered Nursing degree from Bergen Community College and worked as a nurse for 25 years. She was a devout parishioner of St. Catherine of Bologna Catholic Parish. The only thing Pilar loved more than dancing, which she did until she was 90, was her family. She will be deeply missed by her children, Pilar Santianna of Ringwood, Elizabeth Nebiker and her husband Scott of Tuxedo, NY, William Roettger and his wife Julia of Fernandina Beach, FL, Jessica Einreinhof, her husband Michael of Ringwood, and her grandchildren Sebastian, Paulina, Branden, Samantha, William, Gabrielle, Ryan, Evan and Owen. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Rotenberg, Georgeina Roberta on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Nestled in the sleepy little town of Tompkins Cove, NY a baby girl was blessed to George & Hester Redner Lillman and they named her Georgeina Roberta. Georgeina joined three sisters but several siblings followed. Moving from NY State to Paterson, NJ in the forties she married Thomas Clark in 1942 and had three children Georgeina later married Abraham Rotenberg in 1976 who predeceased her in 2004. She will always be remembered by her love for traveling with her sister Betty Burger with their journeys to Hawaii on two occasions. She was a follower of Eddie Fisher and did her best to see him when he was doing a show locally. One of her happiness moments was went she had her picture taken with Eddie when she had a week end stay at Brown’s in the Catskills and she was in a bathing suit as it was. She loved being a grandmother spending may hours and days with her oldest granddaughters Wanda Rice and Miiriam Rosenberg who in her later years were her greatest assets and devoted to her. She had the privilege of being a great grandmother and spent precious time with her great granddaughter Courtney who was her little side kick. Georgeina is survived by two children Sarah Wiggins & her husband George, Thomas Clark & his wife Patricia and a youngest son Walter E. Clark predeceased her in June of 2018. She is also survived by her daughter in law Theresa Clark wife of her late son. Georgeina was also blessed with eleven grandchildren one of which predeceased her, twenty three great grandchildren and one on the way along with four great great grandchildren. Lastly she is survived by her sister Edith Barret, George Lillman, Walter Lillman, Hester Conklin, Joan Barney, Gloria Kubisky with six of her siblings passing before her Elsie Perini, Betty Burger, John Lillman, and lastly Edward Lillman. Someone said recently Georgeina will be remembered for her beautiful smile and I her daughter that wrote this obituary states she will be remembered for her will to live and live she did. RIP Your Journey Is Complete!
Schofield, Richard Edward, 91, passed away on Saturday April 11, 2020. Richard was born in Wanaque and grew up in the Wanaque area. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Miss Doris Natalie Weissbach on June 4th in 1955. He is the father of one daughter and four sons. Richard worked for Crews and Farrel Vault Co from 1954 until he retired from the company in 1996. Richard and Doris raised their family primarily in Riverdale NJ. After retiring the couple moved to Beach Lake, PA. Richard is survived by his daughter Doris Holzman and her husband Douglas, his sons Charles, and his wife Catherine Balunis Schofield, Steven, and his wife Kelly Locher Schofield, Brian, and his wife Kelly Norris Schofield, his 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mr. Schofield is predeceased by his wife and their son Richard. Richard’s wishes were to be cremated and set to rest with his wife in Fairlawn Cemetery. The family will be holding a celebration of life when appropriate. Private arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale.
Toscano, Frank Louis, 85, died peacefully on April 5, 2020. Born in 1934 and then raised in the Bronx, Frank was the youngest of ten siblings. In 1956 Frank met the love of his life, “his sweetheart”, Catherine. Frank joined the US Army and served from 1955-1957. Catherine and Frank married on September 20, 1958 and lived in the Bronx until moving to Dumont, NJ in 1966. It was in September 1970 that his and Catherine’s life became complete with the birth of their only child Frank James. Frank worked as a pressman at Barton Press in West Orange for over twenty years before retiring in 1996. His retirement allowed him to spend time doing the things he loved like gambling in Atlantic City, playing golf with his childhood friends, Richie, Sonny, and Frankie and helping his son at his auto body shop. Frank could often be found helping move a car from here to there at the shop, enjoying a buttered roll in the office, scratching off lottery tickets or grabbing lunch from the hot dog cart with Frank. Frank was a loving and devoted grandfather. He and his grandchildren were regulars at the Van Saun Park, the Turtle Back Zoo or anywhere else he could spend time with them throughout their childhood. In 2012, Frank and Catherine moved to West Milford to be closer to their son and family. Being close-by allowed him to spend time at Frank and Cristin’s relaxing on the deck or on the lake, pacing back and forth while waiting for Catherine to finish her gardening at their home or attending his grandson’s baseball games. One of Frank’s other favorite pastimes was shooting pool with anyone who would grab a game. His pool cue is now officially retired. Frank is survived by his wife of 62 years, Catherine. His loving and devoted son and daughter in law, Frank James and Cristin, Three grandchildren Frankie, Daniella and Heather and great granddaughter Payton, two sisters Viola Alessio and Mary Shannon, his sister in law, Elayne, and brother in law Frank Pappas (Liz). He is predeceased by brothers and sisters Tony, John (Phyllis), Joseph (Yolanda), Charles, Jean and brothers in law, James Dunleavy, John Alessio and Edward Shannon. Frank had many nieces and nephews whom he adored and they adored him. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
Yates, Jean, of West Milford, NJ, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020. She was 92 the older of two children. More than anything, Jean cherished her family. Jean lived most of her life in Staten Island, where she and her husband, Kenneth W. Lundy, raised their three sons. She enjoyed sewing for her family – making clothing, curtains, and even slipcovers for furniture. Jean was also an avid crocheter – creating beautiful afghans for her children, and lap blankets for nursing home residents. Jean was a dedicated member of the Castleton Hill Moravian Church. There she sang in the choir, and participated in various women’s organizations. She was also active with the church’s Boy Scout Troop 26, as a den mother for their Cub Scout Pack. Jean spent her retirement years living in Fort Myers, FL, with her second husband, Gerard Yates, also from Staten Island, where she enjoyed the warmth and sunshine that she so loved. Jean is predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth W. Lundy, and her second husband, Gerard Yates, her mother, Christine Lundy, her father, Walter Olsen, her cousin, Vivien Rithaler, her uncle, Edward Martinsen, and stepson, Jack Yates. Jean is survived by her brother, Walter Olsen (Ruth), of Tamarac, FL, her three sons, Kenneth Lundy (Frances), of Hewitt, NJ, Peter Lundy (Jamea) of Supply, NC, and David Lundy (Jeanann), of Staten Island. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Matthew Lundy (Stephani), James Lundy, Christina Curl(Nicholas), and Andrea Bivona (Daniel), and one great grandchild, Olive Grace Curl. In addition are niece Elise Feagle (Steven), stepson Roy Yates (Vilma), and three step grandchildren, Ruth and Christie Yates, and John N. Lim. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Richards Funeral Home in West Milford. https://www.richardsfuneralhome.com/locations.html Memorial donations can be made to New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. https://njprf.org