Corter, Robert M., 82, passed away January 25, 2019. Born to George and Emily (Conklin) Corter he was a lifelong resident of Ringwood. Robert worked for the Ringwood Department of Public Works as a truck driver. Beloved husband of Marguerite (Harty) Corter, loving father of Emily Knapp of Hewitt, Melissa Niverth of Sailsbury Mills, NY, brother of Roberta Daffin of West Milford, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Albert Corter in 2018. Robert loved his family, hunting, trapping and many pets, recently predeceased by his longtime companion dog Babe. Visiting hours Monday January 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Rd. West Milford, with a ceremony at 8:30 pm. Private disposition.
Farias, Donald D., 84, of West Milford on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Beloved husband of Linda (Johnston) Farias. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late Joseph and Antonia (Mello) Farias. A resident of West Milford for the past 49 years after moving here from Wallington, NJ. Donald was a Navy veteran and employed as a mechanic for Trans World Airlines in Newark, NJ. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Donald J. (wife, Carrie) of West Milford, one daughter, Donna L. Ciavarella (husband, John) of Wayne, one brother, James Farias of FL and four grandchildren, Anthony Ciavarella, Rachael & Gabrielle Farias and Heather Pollara (husband, Jordan). Predeceased by a brother, Joseph (2012) three sisters, Naomi Farias, Mae LaGrey (2002) and Linda LaGressa (2004). Friends may call at the Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 on Friday, January 4 from 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 454 Germantown Road, West Milford on Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 AM. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Fitzpatrick, Shirley A., (Whritenour) age 82, passed away January 26, 2019. Born in Butler, NJ to Peter and Dorothy (Royce) Whritenour she resided in the Newfoundland section of West Milford for the past sixty-six years. Beloved mother of Jeanne M. Dayon, Eileen B. Dayon, Helen M. Fitzpatrick and Shirley A. Van Dyke. Grandmother of fourteen and great grandmother of twenty seven. Predeceased by her husband Harry, and sisters Geraldine Gregson and Faith Borie. Visiting hours Sunday January 27 from 2-6 pm at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road West Milford. Funeral service Monday 10:30 am at the funeral home with interment to follow at Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford.
Gordon, Harriett E., age 88, on Sunday January 13, 2019. Born in Paterson to James and Dorothy (Smith) Gordon, she lived in Bloomingdale and previously resided in Lincoln Park. Ms. Gordon worked for Deluxe Checking in Caldwell before retiring. She is survived by a sister Dorothy Szekely of Bloomingdale, her niece Debra Sondermeyer also of Bloomingdale, two great nieces and two great nephews. Predeceased by her brother James Gordon. Visiting hours Thursday January 17, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Funeral service Friday 10 am. Interment Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.
Huber, Joann Hallock Richardson, age 65, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was a long time resident of Riverdale, NJ, who was adored by many. She owned the Rocking Horse in town and was a waitress for many years at both the Riverdale Luncheonette and Preakness Luncheonette. She is also a certified Notary Public for the State of New Jersey. Joann was a kind and selfless woman who nourished everyone with love. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Ronald Huber. She is also survived by her sisters Daytona Hallock, Isabelle Heater, and Mary Lou Hoffman; children Edward Richardson Jr., Paul Huber, Stephen Richardson, and Ronnie Huber; daughter-in-law Jennifer Richardson; grandchildren Lance Richardson, Cheyenne Richardson, Erik Richardson, Stephen Richardson, Grace Berwanger, Savannah Richardson, and Charli McClinton; and Great Grandson Aiden Richardson, as well as many nieces and nephews. The services will be held from 2-5 on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Richards Funeral Home: 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, N.J. 07457. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.
Lentz, Ruth H. (Kipp) age 97, of Bloomingdale passed away January 11, 2019. Beloved mother of Lois Westerhoff (husband Pete) of Bloomingdale and Benjamin Lentz (wife Andrea) of Athens, PA. Grandmother of Cynthia Gonzalez (husband Robert) Christine Spano, John Gonzalez and Theodore Lentz. Great Grandmother of Rachel, John and Torre Gonzalez , and Frank Spano. Memorial service Friday January 25, 2019, 12 pm at Richards Funeral Home 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Family and friends may gather at 11:30 am. Committal of cremains to follow at George Washington Cemetery, Paramus at 1 pm.
Osborne, Nancy L. (McGill), Our Nancy was a teacher, a musician, an artist, a healer, a counselor a chef an animal lover and a mother. She loved Jesus Christ and often said she dedicated her life to him. She was a sympathetic ear to anyone fortunate enough to cross her path. She was warm hearted and knew the value of empathy and would never hesitate to take a moment to acknowledge someone who needed to be seen or heard. She was generous with advice and was as happy to share her personal experience as she was to listen to someone else’s. As a result, most conversations with Nancy lasted a long time. If this caused any frustration, one would quickly forget any impatience because her infectious laughter would be a welcome distraction from whatever you had planned for the rest of your day. Nancy was born in Bergenfield NJ. She was an accomplished violist who achieved acclaim and recognition for her music throughout high school and her years at Montclair State. She was an elementary school teacher following college and treasured the opportunity touch the lives of children. She and her husband Bill moved the family to Ringwood in 1976 so the kids would have a wholesome place to grow and enjoy recreation in the lake community, sailing and swimming. Nancy worked in many different jobs when her family was young. She loved fine furniture, spent many years buying furniture, restoring it to its original beauty and reselling it. Despite her modest budget her home always had beautiful furnishings and artistic decorative touches. She made sure at the Osborne house, the dinner table was always full of laughter, there was always a rambunctious dog at the door to greet you and an extra plate for anyone who wanted to stay. Nancy loved people, she found relationships rewarding and taught her family the value of compassion. We are blessed to carry her spirit in our hearts and lives, and especially fortunate to have known her example. We “love well” because she loved us all so well. Nancy joined her father, Joseph C McGill and her mother, Louise McGill (nee Sterbenz) on January 3, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill, her brother John McGill, her children Joseph, Billy, Maureen and daughter in law Heidi, and three grandchildren, Eddie, Jamie and Hope. Funeral Visitation, Monday, January 7, 2019, 4-8 PM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457. Funeral Mass, Tuesday 11 AM, St. Mary’s Church, 17 Pompton Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ. Private Disposition.\
Otto, Evelyn A. (Luetten),100, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Dale Otto. Born in Burlington, Wisconsin, she had been a homemaker in West Milford for the past eight years after moving here from Red Bank, NJ. Evelyn was a member of the Red Bank Woman’s Club, the Shadow Lake Village Woman’s Club, the American Federation of Woman’s Clubs and an avid bridge player and bowler. Surviving are a daughter, Diana Regan of Hewitt, NJ, one brother, Rodger Luetten of Wisconsin and two sisters, Jane Siegler of Illinois and Rita Grawl of Wisconsin. Private services and disposition.
Perez, Adeline (Nieto), 82 of West Milford, on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Born in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Carmela (Salvi) Nieto. A resident of West Milford for the past 52 years, Adeline was employed by Kmart in Wayne, NJ as a sales clerk. Surviving are five sons, Anthony, Cruz and Jerry of West Milford, Ralph of Clifton, Joey of Warwick, NY and two daughters, Teresa Allgayer and Carmela Dunleavy of West Milford, one brother, Jerry Nieto of West Milford, two sisters, Albina Santini of San Diego, CA and Theresa DiMenza of West Milford. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother, Anthony “Sonny” Nieto. Visitation on Friday, January 25 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM. Funeral mass on Saturday, January 26 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt, NJ at 10AM. Burial will follow at Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford, NJ.
Touw, William P., 94, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Born in Paterson, NJ, William lived in West Milford for 55 years. A Navy veteran of World War II, William was a brick mason and seventy five year member of Brick Layers and Cement Masons Local Union 2, Paterson. Beloved husband of Midge (Scialla), loving father of William, Robert and Brett Touw. Brother of Martin Touw, grandfather of seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Brian. Visitation Thursday, January 24, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Rd. West Milford. Funeral mass Friday 10 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations to West Milford First Aid Squad PO Box 387 West Milford, NJ 07480 would be appreciated.
VanOfferen, Muriel May, (Pieroni) 91, of Hewitt since 1933, on January 11, 2019. Before retirement she worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Arthur Zampella in Newfoundland. Beloved mother of Lynda May Naccara (husband Steven), sister of Jane Arline Pieroni, grandmother of Brent (wife Jana), Douglas (wife Joanna) and Matthew (wife Stacey). Great grandmother of Brylee, Chase, Colton, Brooke, Kali May, Troy and Hunter. Predeceased by her husband George. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm with a service at 7:30 at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Private disposition.
Van Kooy, Henry “Hank” passed away on Friday, January 25th, with Audrey and his four children by his side. He was born in Clifton New Jersey and grew up in Kearny, NJ. Hank graduated from Kearny High School in 1945 and enlisted in the Navy that December. He went to electronic technician school and was stationed at the submarine base in New London, Connecticut. He was discharged in in October of 1947 and started college in February of 1948 at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received his BS degree and went on to receive his Masters in Engineering three years later. His first job out of college was as an Air Force Inspector at Kearfott Navigation before he moved on to Curtiss Wright for the next 20 years. He specialized in flight simulation and worked on simulators for 707s, C141s and DC-8s. He travelled to Air Force bases throughout the country providing on-site support and training. Hank grew uncomfortable with his indirect efforts supporting the Vietnam War and left the industry when his division of Curtiss Wright closed, instead of accepting a transfer to a new location. He went back to school and received his teaching certification. He was a substitute teacher in the Bronx, NYC until he secured a full time teaching position at Bergen County Vocational and Technical High School in Hackensack. NJ. During his time at Bergen Tech he taught in the classroom, spearheaded a new program for students to receive a two year college degree, developed a technical working program for women and developed a program for electricians to earn their electricians license. Hank retired from Bergen Tech in 1990 after twenty years of service.Hank was raised in the Presbyterian Church and was ordained as Elder when he was 24 years old. He served on the Board of Session at the Norwood Presbyterian Church for many years and was a member of the choir until 1996. He also served as a member of the Palisades Presbytery in areas regarding Social Justice and Personnel. Hank raised five children with his wife, Sheila, and lived in Norwood, NJ. for thirty nine years. Sheila passed in 1996 and a few years later Hank met Audrey Mooney at an Easter vigil, introduced by their respective pastors. Hank and Audrey eventually married and enjoyed life for twenty one years together in West Milford, New Jersey. Hank and Audrey were very involved in the West Milford Presbyterian Church, both serving as members of the choir and Hank also a member of the search committee for their previous pastor. He also headed up the “Two by Two Couples and Friends” club, arranging social activities for members and friends of the church. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Van Kooy, three sons, Mark (spouse, Mary), David (spouse, Kathy), Henry (spouse, Frank Avella), daughter, Karen (spouse, Robert Rosenberg), stepsons, Donald (spouse, Susan) and Scott Mooney (spouse, Jeannine), stepdaughters, Cheryl Cahill (spouse, Jay) and Diane Mooney, son in law, Michael Pakaluk, sister, Rita Wregg, brother in law, Harry Wregg, niece, Sharon Brown, nephew, Kenneth Wregg, niece, Donna Crowe, cousins, Barbara Lawson and Richard Van Kooy, grandchildren, Jay, Alex, Maxwell and Emma Van Kooy, Joanna and Alison Rosenberg, Michael, Maximilian, and John Henry Pakaluk, Maria Almeida, Sarah Blanchard, Sophia Barrows, Kyle, Connor, Justin, Mikaela Mooney, Jay Cahill, Niall Rupp. Predeceased by first wife Sheila Maxwell Van Kooy, daughter Ruth Pakaluk, grandchild Thomas Pakaluk. A memorial service will be held on February 17th at 1:00 PM at the West Milford Presbyterian Church. Refreshments will follow the service in Fellowship Hall at the church.
Vozzo, Jacqueline of Pompton Lakes, NJ, unexpectedly passed away of heart failure on January 12, 2019 at Chilton Hospital. She was born in Paterson, NJ on December 9, 1931. Jackie Myers married Louis Vozzo in 1953 and together they moved to Pompton Lakes in 1958 to raise their children. Jacqueline (Jackie, Mom, Mother, Grandma, Nana, Granny) had an enormous heart with an effervescent love, commitment, and support for her large, extended family. Everyone knew they could always count on her to provide wisdom, advice, and assistance whenever needed. Jackie retired in 1996 from the Pompton Lakes Board of Education after working 25 years in the Adult Education Program and then Lakeside Middle School. She was a very active 40+ year member in the Pompton Lakes Women’s Club where she received the prestigious Order of the Lily Award in 2005. Jackie was also a longtime member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Chilton Hospital Auxiliary. Within her family and friends’ network she was known for her baking, sewing, and crocheting prowess and generosity. She took great pride in attending all of her grandchildrens’ myriad of life events around the country – sacraments, graduations, weddings, other school events, etc. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lou (who passed away in 1988). She is also preceded by her parents, Frank and Agnes Myers, and brother, Frank Myers. Left to cherish her memories are her son, Martin Vozzo and his wife Kathy; son, Steven Vozzo and his wife Helen; daughter, Marianne Vozzo and her husband, Bill DePiero; son, Thomas Vozzo and his wife Lindy; grandchildren, Rebecca Vozzo, Annemarie Hanrahan, Meghan Vozzo, Maria Vozzo (and Joey Crosswell), Zachary Vozzo (and Catie), Eric Vozzo, Louis Vozzo (and Chelsea), Paul Vozzo, William DePiero, Walter Vozzo; and great-grandson Jack Hanrahan. A celebration of Jackie’s life will begin on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ, and continue on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Pompton Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ. A graveside service will be held at Pompton Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Lakes, NJ, immediately following the St. Mary’s Church service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pompton Lakes First Aid Squad, 700 Ramapo Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ. Web site is: www.pomptonlakesgov.com/164/first-aid-squad.