Avery, Harry, 85, husband of Joanna (Martin), passed on Thursday, February 01, 2018. Born in Paterson, Mr. Avery resided in Bloomingdale for 64 years coming from Wayne. He had served in the Army National Guard from 1956-1963 and had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for Herbert Hinchman, Wayne. Along with his wife, Joanna, he is survived by two sons, Tab of Bloomingdale and Gary (and wife, Denise) of Bushkill, PA, two daughters, Tamara Hasel (and husband, John) of Verona and Debra Miller of Port Jervis, NY, sister, Peggy Diese of Cedar Grove, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by two brothers, Jack and William. Funeral Service, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 11 AM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Interment, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. Funeral Visitation, Tuesday 10-11 AM.
Beuselinck, Louis "Frenchy" Sr., passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Beloved husband of 56 years to Carol L. (Post). Born in Sijsele, Belgium, he came to the United States in 1957, residing in Pompton Lakes. Mr. Beuselinck enlisted in the Navy from 1960-64, having served on the USS Saratoga CVA-60. He was employed as a Committee Representative for Chrysler UAW Local 3039 in Tappan, NY for 33 years, retiring in 2001, was a member of the Pompton Lakes First Aid Squad from 1974-85, and a soccer coach for Pompton Lakes Soccer Association. Frenchy enjoyed watching the Mets, Jets, Notre Dame Football, Weather Channel and Tour de France. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter Denise Sanders and husband Michael of Wanaque, two sons, Louis “Butch” Beuselinck and wife, Maggi of Old Bridge, and John Beuselinck and wife, Krista of Pompton Lakes, eight grandchildren, Erin, Kaitlyn, Zachary, Shaun, Briana, Alexander, Caitlyn (husband Michael) and Patrick. Predeceased by his parents Gerard and Juliana; sister Erna Bolle in 2012. Private arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale, NJ.
Cook, Russell F. Jr., 86, of Ringwood, NJ on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Born In Bloomingdale, NJ, the son of the late Russell F. and Mae (Vreeland) Cook, Sr. and has been a lifelong resident of Ringwood. An Army veteran, Russell had been employed by the Ringwood DPW. Predeceased by his wife, Frances Elizabeth (Aiken) Cook in 2016. Surviving are one son, Ronald J. Cook, Sr., two daughters, Wendy E. Atfield and Colleen M. Pfefferkorn, ten grandchildren, Louise W., Jose W. and Paola L. Atfield, Matthew Carroll, John P., Cassandra & Britney Pfefferkorn, Kory M., Ronald & KellyAnn Cook. Great grandchildren, Thomas J., Gabriella A., Kingstone E., & Ronin H. Cook. Predeceased by a son, William Russell Cook )2009). Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 on Tuesday, February 6 from 3 – 7 PM. Funeral service on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 PM. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Church of Smoke Rise, 38 North Road, Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405.
Engels, Edward W. Jr., 75, loving husband of Luray (Buckley), passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. Born in Teaneck, NJ Mr. Engels resided in Whiting, NJ for the past fifteen years and formerly thirty years in Pompton Lakes, NJ. He was a motion picture studio mechanic for Local 52 in New York City, was active as a coach in Pompton Lakes-Riverdale Little League and Girls softball, and member of the Traditional Archers. Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Tara Mc Govern of Somerville, NJ and Dawn Riordan of Mount Pleasant, SC., four sisters, Eileen Bayersdorfer of Manchester, NJ Deborah Profe of Closter, NJ Diane Velten of River Edge, NJ and Cindy Keller of Wyckoff, NJ and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Alison Fuchs. Visiting hours Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 PM with a funeral service to follow at 12 Noon at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, N.J. Interment, Pompton Reformed Cemetery, Pompton Lakes. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Popcorn Park Zoo, PO Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731.
Fierro, Bruno, beloved father, of sons Michael and David, daughters Judith and Diane (deceased). Grandfather of Nicole, Meredith and Andrew, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7th. Bruno served proudly in the United States Army from 1953-1955. A steamfitter by trade, later serving as a Business Manager of Steamfitters Union Local #49 AFL-CIO. Bruno also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Local #49 AFL-CIO where he later served as liaison representative to the National Council of Alcoholism. Bruno had the greatest admiration and respect for the labor movement. He served on the Bloomingdale Board of Health and the Planning Board. Dedicated Father and Grandfather, beloved friend and companion of a special individual in his life, Glenda Houser. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who came to know him. Visitation Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Guillermain, James Edward, 76, of Pompton Lakes, NJ on Friday, February 2, 2018. Beloved husband of Angela (Vona) Guillermain. Born in Paterson, NJ, he was the son of the late Alfred and Frances (Ferrazzano) Guillermain. A resident of Pompton Lakes for the past 47 years, he was employed by the Pompton Lakes DPW as a truck driver, and was a Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion of Pompton Lakes. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Santo of Pompton Lakes, Jerry of Jefferson, NJ, James E. Jr. of Hawthorne, NJ, twin daughters, Jamie M. Lawson and Noelle A. Squicciarini both of Pompton Lakes, four sisters, Rita Somona of Toms River, NJ, Peggy Christie of Fairfield, NJ, Joan Dooney of Brick, NJ and Ann Marie Grassia of CT. Eleven grandchildren also survive. Private services. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Elaine Ruth Hoogstra (nee Hey), a loving wife and proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 25, 2018 with her family by her side. Her children, Craig/Ginny, Brad/Jeannette, and Jeff/Shirley are grateful the Lord gifted her to them for so many years. Her grandchildren, Amy/Micah, Doug, Kristen/Mike, Jackie/Neil, Dave/Amy, and Mary/Adam, her great grandchildren Christian, Will, Leah, Beckett, Joseph, Wade, Reid and Callie, as well as her cherished friend, Fran, wish they had more time with her. She is also survived by her siblings Karen and Scott. Elaine was born December 29, 1927 to the late Len and Betty (Bergsma) Hey in Passaic, NJ. She was also pre-deceased by her husband, Ed (2015), her brother, Ron (2013), her sister, Joan (2015), and her step-mother, Ruth (2011). Elaine had a fierce love for and loyalty to her family. She never stopped believing her three sons were perfect, despite gentle hints to the contrary from their wives. Elaine bragged about her daughters as much as she did her sons, and loved and appreciated them all dearly. She delighted in every one of her grandchildren, and found them all to be nearly as perfect as their fathers. She regretted that distance and failing health prevented her from getting to know her grant grands better. Elaine's favorite color was lavender and her favorite pastime was gardening. She was also known for her beautiful house plants, and no matter where she lived (including her final years at the Holland Christian Home), a glass with plants rooting in water could be found on a windowsill. She was a wonderful baker. Family favorites include lemon meringue pie, graham cracker cream pie, and cereal cookies. No summer get-together was complete without her potato salad. Elaine's family will receive friends from 5-7pm, Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Barn in front of Faith Community Christian Reformed Church, 530 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ and from 10-11am in the Chapel at the Holland Christian Home, 10165 Romaine Road, North Haledon, NJ. before the service in celebration of Elaine's life at 11am Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Due to construction, the Graham Avenue entrance to the Holland Christian Home is closed.) In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Holland Christian Home, Spirit of Progress Building Fund, 151 Graham Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508.
Kishbaugh, Elwood D. “Dutch”, 88, of Berwick, passed away at his home Saturday, February 10, 2018. Born in Berwick on April 7, 1929, he was a son to the late Samuel and Susie (Bottieger) Kishbaugh. Dutch attended Berwick High School before serving in both the Pennsylvania National Guard and the United States Air Force. Afterward, he drove a cement truck for the Joel Tanis & Sons Ready Mix Concrete Co. in Fair Lawn, NJ until his retirement. A kind and caring man, he generously gave of his time. Elwood served his community for 42 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Company. He was fire chief for two of those years. Surviving Dutch is his loving wife of 59 years, the former Elizabeth E. DeVries. Also surviving is his son: Mark Kishbaugh and wife, Maryann, of NJ, daughter: Wendy Wagner and husband, Michael, of NJ, grandchildren: David Kishbaugh and wife, Heather, of Milford, Timothy Kishbaugh and wife, Sarah, of NJ, Ross Wagner and wife, Megan, of NJ, and Chelsea Lutz and husband, Adam, of Myerstown, great-grandchildren: MacKenzie and Hayden Kishbaugh and Clayton Lutz, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Elwood was preceded in death by brothers: Elsworth, George, Samuel, Jr., Harold, and Marvin Kishbaugh and sisters: Arzella Kishbaugh, Adeline Seely, and Edna Kishbaugh. All are welcome to join Dutch’s family for a viewing from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13 at the Kelchner-McMichael-Baker Funeral Home, 119-121 East Third Street, Berwick. His family will also receive friends at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 from 5-8 PM on Thursday, February 15. His funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 16, also at Richards Funeral Home. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Kinnelon, NJ will follow. Memorial donations may be made to Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Berwick, 109 W. 9th Street, Berwick, PA 18603. Online messages of love and support can be left at www.kelchnerfuneralhome.com
Koblitz, Darlene M., 80, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018. Daughter of the late Russell Berry and Myrtle Schmidt, she was a long time resident of West Milford and Ringwood New Jersey. Darlene was an avid skier, ice skater, racquetball and tennis player. She had worked in the past as an administrative assistant for Champion Mortgage in Parsippany, New Jersey. Surviving are daughter, Vicky Osborn of West Milford, sons David Koblitz of West Milford and Scott Koblitz of California, brothers Dennis Berry of Minnesota, and Randal Berry of Colorado and 5 grandchildren, Erica, Steven and Matthew Osborn and Sarah and Rachel Koblitz. Predeceased are daughter Debbie Koblitz Landas and sister Patricia Berry Hynes. Memorial visitation Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 7-9 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. (Shrinershospitals.org/donate)
Pierce, Audrey H. (Hamler), 95, belated wife of Kenneth (1981), passed on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Born in Franklin, Mrs. Pierce was a lifelong resident of Butler for 85 years. She had been employed as an administrative assistant for Reilly Graphics in Kinnelon and had been a member of the Butler Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Janine Reilly (and husband, Michael) of Riverdale, two grandchildren, Courtney Quackenbush (and husband, David) and Michael Reilly (and wife, Megan) and four great-grandchildren, Ava and Nora Quackenbush and Garret and Abby Reilly. Funeral Service, Saturday 10:00 AM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Interment, Rockaway Valley Cemetery, Boonton, NJ. Visitation, Friday, 4-8 PM. In lieu flowers, donations to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 248 East Chestnut Hill Road, Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713 would be appreciated.
Stelpstra, Rev. William J., 84, passed away on February 25, 2018. Beloved husband of Anna (Rizkovsky) Stelpstra and son of the late Nellie (Stapert) and Duke Stelpstra, he was a 49 year resident of West Milford, NJ. Rev. Stelpstra was the Founder and President of World for Christ Crusade (Bethel Ranch) of West Milford. He dedicated his life to helping those in need. In addition to his wife, surviving are daughter Linda Storms (husband Morgan Jr.) of West Milford, foster-son Joseph Lluch of West Milford, and grandchildren, Kimberly Tucker and Morgan Storms. He was predeceased by sisters Corene Vanderstad and Nancy Cutler. Visitation Thursday March 1, 2018 from 3-7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Service at the Funeral Home Friday at 10:00 AM with interment to follow at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World for Christ Crusade, 1005 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480.
Terrulli, Louis, 82, husband of Georgette (Lauffer), passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Born in Paterson, Mr. Terrulli resided in Kinnelon for 30 years coming from Butler. He had served in the US ARMY, was in active duty and completed his term in 1962 and he was the co-owner of Statewide Produce, 4 Dunde Ave., Paterson. He had also been a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Butler, Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Louis G. of West Long Branch and Michael E. of Kinnelon, two daughters, Cindy Lou Kulik of Wanaque and Doreen M. Mugavero of Vernon, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, Monday, 1 PM, St. Anthony’s Church in Butler, Interment, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler. Funeral Visitation, Sunday 2-6 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ.
Judith Suzannah Tilton went to the Other Side at 4pm on February 22, 2018. She was born on October 14, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio. A loyal graduate of Marietta College in Ohio, she taught high school science at Wheaton Academy in Illinois, Ashland Academy in Ohio, Union College in Kentucky, Good Shepherd School for five years in Ethiopia, and concluded her career in Durham, North Carolina, when in 1988 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome forced her to retire. Thereafter she was a member of several book clubs and support groups in the Research Triangle. Suzannah met Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott in the Spring of 1996, and they lived together as domestic partners until the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. They sealed their vows in Holy Matrimony on September 26, 2013. With Virginia, Suzannah moved into Cedar Crest Village where she made many friends who loved her for her intelligence, compassion, and dry wit. She became "Nana" to Virginia's son, Paul, daughter-in-law, Barbara, and three granddaughters, Miranda, Sarina and Corrine. She will be sadly missed by her loving spouse, Virginia, her closest friends, Debra Morrison and Deborah Reale, and many friends at Cedar Crest and in the organizations known as Christian Feminism Today and Sisterly Conversations. She was predeceased by her brother, John Tilton, and is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Tilton, and three nephews, David, Brent and Eric. A memorial service will be held in the Cedar Crest Chapel in Pompton Plains, NJ on Saturday, March 10th at 1pm. Sleep sweetly and enjoy heaven, darling Suzannah.
Tureski, Ethel (Sundermeyer), 90, passed away on February 15, 2018. Born in Paterson, Mrs. Tureski resided in Butler for 32 years. She had been employed as a quality control supervisor for Owens Illinois in Wayne, and enjoyed playing bingo at the Wanaque First Aid Squad. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Watson of Butler, three grandchildren, Nancy Cazares, Michael Watson and Steven Campione, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1983 and her daughter Nancy Campione in 2010. Visiting hours Monday February 19th from 6-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Funeral Tuesday February 20th at 10 am. Interment, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ.