Blass, Patricia Lynn (Robertson), 70, on Friday, July 19, 2019. Born in Jersey City, Mrs. Blass lived in Stockholm for 6 years. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Donald Blass of Stockholm, one daughter, Amy Blass of Stockholm, one son, Robert Blass of Tennessee, one brother, Mark Robertson of Middletown and seven grandchildren. Visitation on Saturday, July 27 from 5-7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Final disposition private.
DeMarco, Teresa M. (Falvo), 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was a resident in Pompton Lakes. She had been employed as a special needs aid for the Clifton Board of Education. Teresa was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt. She is survived by a daughter, Catrina Capobianco (husband, Vince) of Pompton Lakes, grandchildren, Joseph, Victoria, Antonia, Vincenzo and Alexandra and all of her favorite nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a son, Samuel and a daughter, Simone. Visitation on Thursday, July 18 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Service on Friday, July 19 at 11 AM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Entombment Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105
Harrison, Stella Dolly, 90, passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Born to Joseph and Helen Patierno, Stella was raised in Clifton, NJ and graduated from Clifton High School. She married Walter R. Harrison in 1953 and they were long time residents of Pompton Lakes, NJ. While raising her family, Stella worked as a bookkeeper for Pettet Insurance Agency in Pompton Lakes. Stella was an accomplished artist, had a passion for gardening, enjoyed dancing, was an avid walker and loved time spent outdoors, especially annual family vacations in Ontario. Her zest for life, energy, and sense of humor inspired all who knew her. Stella was predeceased by her husband Walter and son-in-law Richard Wells. She is survived by her children Walter S. Harrison (Katie), Tracy H. Leifer (John), Jane H. Wells and Mitchell J. Harrison (Janine). She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Family and friends will be welcomed at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ on Sunday, July 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private burial will be held on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Jersey Botanical Garden (NJBG)/Skylands Association http://www.njbg.org/support.shtml#donation or Ringwood Manor Association for the Arts (RMAA) at http://ringwoodmanorarts.org
Hill, Stuart Martin, 75, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Beloved husband of Judith (Mann) Hill for 51 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Robert Clyde and Glenna (Gray) Hill. Stuart has been a resident of Hewitt for the past 40 years, moving here from Cresskill, NJ. Employed for many years as a biomedical service engineer for companies such as Medtronics, Alpine BioMed and Natus Co. Retiring after 28 years as a Master Sgt. from the NJ National Guard, 50th Armored Division, Company B in Teaneck, NJ. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Christopher of Parsippany, NJ and a daughter, Allison Hill of Union, NJ. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Larry and Richard. Memorial visitation at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford on Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 4 PM. Military honors are scheduled for 4 PM. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Milford Animal Shelter, PO Box 72, Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ 07480. A private interment will take place at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a latter date.
Hoffman, Sande, M., on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Jacob and Charlotte (Peal) Hoffman. A resident of West Milford since 1999 he moved here from Saddle River, NJ. A veteran of the Army, Sande served in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Medal. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, life member of the 11th Armored Calvary’s and Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Hoffman of Oak Ridge and Rachael Hoffman of Oakland, one brother, Steven of Florida and a sister, Karen Hoffman-Bonica of Texas. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM. Private interment on Friday.
Jaisli, John, age 81 of West Milford, NJ passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Luke Rehabilitation Center, New Hartford, NY. He was born in Basel, Switzerland and moved to Toronto as a young man where he met and married his wife Nedra Shiers Jaisli. The family moved several times, first to Switzerland to Long Island, NY and finally to New Jersey. He was well travelled and together with his wife journeyed to over 30 different countries. Mr. Jaisli enjoyed hiking, bocce and table tennis. Mr. Jaisli was predeceased by his wife in 2006. He is survived by his three daughters, Karen Quittner her husband Gabriel of Markham, Canada; Beverley Seif and her husband Steven of New Hartford, NY; Katharine Marlton and her husband Kenneth of Markham, Canada; a son Jeffrey Jaisli and his wife Jennifer of West Milford, NJ and his grandchildren, Robert, Michael, Jennifer, Joanna, Daniel, Diana and Madison. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 am at the Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ with burial of remains to follow at Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation www.alzinfo.or
Koestler, John J., 84 of Hewitt, NJ on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Beloved husband of Gail (Gatlin) Koestler. Born in Hillsdale, NJ, the son of the late James F. and Martha (Quackenbush) Koestler. A resident of Hewitt since 1966, he moved here from Hillsdale, NJ and was an Army veteran. He made his living as a Printer while enjoying gardening, skiing and collecting memorabilia. He was a man of many talents but his first love was for his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Karin Casole (husband, Frank) and Kris Thompson (husband, Todd) and four grandchildren, Kristie and Joe Casole and Tierney and Tiege Thompson. He is predeceased by siblings James A., Edward, Mary and William; survived by sister, Margaret. A memorial service is planned for September at the West Milford Presbyterian Church. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in John’s name.
Lewis, Hilda K. (Schreiber), 85, on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Reuben T. Lewis. Born in East Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Margaret (Schatz) Schreiber. Hilda has been a resident of Wanaque for 5 years, moving here from Wayne, NJ and was a stay at home homemaker. Surviving are two sons, Reuben K. (wife, Fran) of Pequannock, NJ, Allen T. (wife, Roxanne) of Riverdale and two daughters, Margie J. Morgan (husband, John) of Wanaque and Jeanne H. Lippi (husband, Bob) of Bloomingdale and a sister, Rose Murphy (husband, Tom) of Belleville, NJ. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Alyssa, Caitlyn Lewis and Christopher, Sophia and Nicholas Lewis and Lauren and Jonathan Lippi. Predeceased by a brother, Karl Schreiber. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 9 PM. A prayer service is scheduled for 8:30 PM. Private disposition will follow.
Maletsky, Geneva Moore, 86, passed away at home on July 15, 2019. Born in Louisville, KY in 1932, Geneva graduated from PLHS in 1950, earned a nursing degree from Monmouth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and then moved to Pompton Lakes in 1954 where she became an active and contributing resident. Geneva is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dr. Evan Maletsky. Dear to her heart and most important was her extended Maletsky family of four children, Mark, Kerry, Janine, and Lorin, their four spouses, Fran, Kris, John, and Becky, nine loving grandchildren, Justin, Kiernan, Kristin, Kyla, Jonathan, Jackson, Evan, Belzimere, and Kiera, plus two new great-grand daughters, Sawyer and Evangeline. Geneva shared her abundant energy and many talents with the Pompton Lakes community through both Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, Woman’s Club, Doll Club and Quilting Guild, plus the Chilton Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a long-time active member of the Pompton Reformed Church. She loved reading, sewing, traveling. She loved crafts, word games, giraffes. She loved people. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, July 19 at Richards Funeral Home in Riverdale, NJ. There will be a service at 10:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home followed by interment at the Pompton Reformed Church cemetery. A repast will be held at the church at noon. All of Geneva’s family and friends are welcome to come celebrate a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, as per Geneva’s wishes, donations can be made to one of the following: Geneva Maletsky Memorial Scholarship fund (PLHS Scholarship fund), US Committee for UNICEF, or the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Patricia A. Moore (Oldham) age 83 of Pompton Lakes for 73 years on July 1, 2019. Patricia worked as a banquet manager for the Tides of North Haledon, Westmount Country Club, West Paterson and Ramada Inn of Fairfield. After her retirement she worked as a lunch aid in the Butler schools. Beloved mother of Laura Matraxia and husband Vincent of Saylorsburg, PA. Sister of Mary Oldham of Pompton Lakes. Grandmother of Meridith Handley, Alexander and Tiffany Matraxia. Great grandmother of Colten Handley. Predeceased by her five siblings, Georgianna Clark, Robert Oldham, Raymond Oldham, Gladys Line and John Oldham. Visiting hours Friday July 5th from 5-7 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Tpke. Riverdale, with a prayer service at 6:30 pm. Interment Saturday 11 am at North Hardyston Cemetery.
Steines, Lorraine (Kuligoski) passed away on July 26, 2019, surrounded by loved ones in Vernon, NJ. A graduate of Wayne High School, Lorraine moved to Arizona before putting roots down in West Milford, NJ in 1968, where she remained a lifelong resident. In 1985 she joined the West Milford Police Department as a police dispatcher and excelled to a 911 dispatcher. She prided herself in her work becoming one of the most respected and decorated dispatchers in the police department before her retirement in 2007. Lorraine will be lovingly remembered as a fun loving caring person with her quick wit and no nonsense attitude. A devoted mother, Aunt and Nana she always made everyone feel at home and like one of her own while in her presence. Lorraine is survived by her two sisters, two daughters, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She also leaved behind numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was met at the heavenly gates by her brother, beloved daughter, treasured grandson. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.
Voehringer, Evelyn W. of Montville, NJ passed away on July 24, 2019. She was born to Daniel R. Wright and Evelyn Carpenter Wright. She met William (Bill) Voehringer in 1947. They were married on May 8, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ. Together they raised 3 children: Evelyn (Lyn), William (Bill) and Daniel (Dan). Evelyn lived in Woodbridge, NJ, Pompton Lakes, NJ and Merritt Island FL but her heart was always in Pompton Lakes. She worked in the Pompton Lakes School system and was a member of the Pompton Lakes Board of Education from 1980 to 1983, serving as President in 1981. Before retiring to Florida, Evelyn worked as Director of Human Resources for USA Network . While living in Florida she volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, a role in which she took great pride. In 2014 she returned to New Jersey and lived in The Chelsea at Montville until she died. She was happy to be back in New Jersey and near her family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill, her daughter, Lyn Dion and her brother, Jack Wright. She is survived by her sons: Bill Voehringer (Anne) , Dan Voehringer (Katie), her grandchildren: Rob Dion (Sheri), Melinda Simpson (Chris), Rebecca Eckert (Rob) and her great-grandchildren: Christopher (CJ) Simpson, Avalyn Simpson, Tyler Eckert and Jake Eckert. A memorial will be held for Evelyn on August 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457, (973-835-0164). In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Evelyn's memory to: The Chelsea Holiday Fund, 165 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045. Evelyn's family would like to invite visitors to join them after the service to raise a glass and celebrate Evelyn's life.
"I have been without Bill for many long years. What keeps me going is the belief that we will be together again one day. When the time comes for me to join him, Bill will be waiting. Then I will be the one to open the door and call out "Honey, I'm home." So weep not nor mourn for me, for I am where I've longed to be".