Bobrowski, Lois Jean (Murphy) (nee Feakes), 82, of Bloomingdale, NJ was freed from pain and suffering on the morning of Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Lois passed peacefully and with dignity after long illness. The eldest child of Herbert Edward and Eva Poelstra Feakes (Jackson), she was raised in Clifton with her sisters, Carol Lynn and Karen Lee, and brother, Herbert William. A beautiful and intelligent woman, she loved, laughed, wept and lived with strength and poise. Her integrity and private nature made her a trusted friend and confidante. She was also known for her warm smile, sharp wit and humor. Lois is now reunited with her beloved eldest child, JT Murphy, and her cherished husband, Charles M. Bobrowski. Among those who say, “Good bye, for now,” are her children: Christopher William and Marianne Murphy; her son-in-law, Thomas Louis Wall, daughter-in-law, Tru Lyn Murphy; her four grandchildren: Jackson Murphy Burfitt, and Melissa, Corynn and Christopher C. Murphy; one great-grandchild, Matthew; her siblings and their families: Bill & Lynn Noyes, Lee Donnelly, and Herb & Maria Feakes; the extended members of the Feakes family and Jackson clan; her former husband, James Thomas Murphy; and her friends and church family at Pompton Reformed Church in Pompton Lakes, where a memorial service is planned for Spring 2021. Arrangements entrusted to Richard’s Funeral home, Riverdale, NJ
Bove, Andrew, 72, of Ringwood on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Born in Suffern, NY, he was the son of the late Andrew and Hazel (Menzie) Bove. A self employed farmer and entrepreneur, he was the proprietor of Farmstead Estates in Ringwood, NJ. His passion to work and succeed in life was second to none. From starting to fix cars in his parents driveway to than eventually owing his own used car dealership. He loved cars, driving them, racing them and selling them. He worked 6 days a week with no regrets and put in the hard work and time when he was young to build and buy his dream, the Farm in 1979 to breed and show Arabian horses. He won several awards for his accomplishments and dedication. His vision was to be on the farm and work everyday of his life. He escorted over 5,000 children each year through the farm to get educated about the over 100 animals and farm life. This was not possible without his “Farmstead Angels”. He held one of the leading farm educational programs in New Jersey. He loved to be on an excavator and work in the construction field until his final days. He was a man to look up to and always had a vision. He took no one’s opinions and always knew what he wanted. His name will forever be remembered in Ringwood. Dad taught us a lot of amazing qualities that will last forever and we are forever grateful and we will keep the “Farm” alive in his name. A Memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 from 5 to 8 PM.
Conlon, Matthew J., 27, was called home to the comfort and peace of the Lord on December 18, 2020. Born in Pompton Plains to William and Mary Conlon, he resided in West Milford, and was an I.T. specialist. Loving brother of Joshua, Sean, Shane and Jamiel Conlon, his grandfather William Conlon and nephews Mason and William F. Conlon IV in addition to Hailey his beloved pet. Predeceased by his brother William F. Conlon III. Visiting hours Monday, December 28, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Interment is private. Please limit your visit with the family due to attendance restrictions in the funeral home.
McGary, Anna Goodheart, 90, of West Milford was called home to the comfort and peace of the Lord on December 3, 2020 after a brief illness. Born in 1929 to John and Anna Frelczak, Anna was raised in Lodi, NJ and graduated Lodi High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, William M. Goodheart in 1949 and they were blessed with five children. In 1956 they built their forever home in Kinnelon, NJ where Anna resided for 63 years before moving to the Chelsea at Bald Eagle in 2019. Anna’s heart and soul went into raising her children. After losing her beloved husband in 1961, her most important task in life was to make sure they were well taken care of. Through the years, she was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. All which brought her incredible joy! She loved having the whole family together. Christmas Eve at Grandma’s house was one of our fondest memories! Anna worked for Ophthalmology Associates for 30+ years before retiring in 2000. She loved baking, spending time at the beach, trips to Cancun and occasional visits to the casino with her companion of 30+ years, Edwin Barmore (2015). Anna leaves wonderful memories to her loving children, Bruce and Karen Goodheart, Robert and Renee Goodheart, Denise Cessna (Goodheart), and Donna (Goodheart) and Gary Schmidt, her treasured grandchildren, Abby, Andy, Ben, Beth, Billy, Bruce, Courtney, Luke, Mont, Paul and Scott and great grandchildren, Isabella, Leah and Harper. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, William M Goodheart (1961), her adored son, William J. Goodheart (1988). and treasured granddaughter, Caitlyn Schmidt (2017) and second husband, James McGary (1977). Our hearts ache with sadness as we will miss her dearly but find comfort that she is reunited with her loved ones that went before her and know she will continue sending her love as our guardian angel. Visitation, Friday, December 11, 2020 from 3 – 7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Magnificat Church, Kinnelon, NJ. Interment will follow at Pompton Reformed Cemetery, Pompton Lakes, NJ. Please know that Covid-19 restrictions will be strictly adhered to so all that want to visit feel comfortable in doing so.
Nemeth, John J. Sr., 80, of West Milford on Friday, December 4, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Nancy (Worzel) Nemeth. Born in Ellsworth, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Yancho) Nemeth. An Army veteran, he obtained the rank of Sargent and was a platoon leader at Fort Monmouth in NJ. He also served in Vietnam and Germany. A welder for 28 years, he had been employed by IT&T in the Artic and Greenland and by Vandermeyde Welding & Iron Work Inc. of Hewitt, NJ as a metal fabricator. He was Exalted Ruler of the West Milford Elks, a past Commander of American Legion Post 239 of West Milford and an Elder and Trustee of the West Milford Presbyterian Church and was Shop President of Ironworkers Local 545. John enjoyed reconditioning old cars. He loved to cook and bake and was famous for his original dishes. He loved animals and rescued many and gave much of his time to the community through the organizations he belonged to and his church. Surviving are two sons, John Jr. of West Milford, Joseph Paul of MI and one daughter, Christine Cooke of Hampton, VA and three grandchildren. Pre-deceased by a brother, Michael and sisters, Mildred and Ann. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Milford Presbyterian Church, 1452 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Private arrangements entrusted to the Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480.
Valera, Liliana, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, December 20,2020. A “War Bride” born in Trieste, Italy, she came to America and became a successful assistant bridal designer and pattern maker in Manhattan’s famous “garment district” in the 60’s & 70’s. In her retirement she enjoyed a leisurely life in southern Florida with her husband, Alberto, the American soldier she met in her homeland of Italy. And eventually returning to NJ to be with her daughters and their families (even the four legged ones). She adored her grandchildren and never passed up a chance to be with them, even if it meant the occasional escapade outside her comfort zone. Originally a resident of Bergenfield, she and Alberto returned to live in West Milford in 2008, where they resided with their daughter and son in law, Rosaida & David Surman. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Alberto. She is survived by her daughters, Rosaida & Debra Kumka, her son, Dennis Valera, and her six grandchildren, Cristina, Walter, Steven, Allie, Dennis & Hayley. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date to be held outdoors, to ensure safety for our family & friends. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: The Arc of Bergen & Passaic, 223 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
Williams, Eileen, 86, was called home to heaven to be with her Lord on December 3, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Raymond for 69 years, having together raised their 7 children, Stephen (Vivian), Stephanie (Tom), Mark (Gloria), Kathy (Pete), Julie (Wayne), Timothy and Jonathan, deceased 2014 (Druanne). Eileen was grandmother to 17 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 18 great-grandchildren. She loved her precious Savior, Jesus Christ and lived her life as a testimony to His faithfulness and goodness. The glorious song of her heart rang out in confidence, "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1. With thanksgiving, we rejoice knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, which is by far all our hearts' desire. We love her and her sweet and devoted spirit will be greatly missed. Graveside service Friday, December 11, 2020, 11 A.M. at Mount Rest Cemetery, Butler, NJ. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale, NJ.