Bordino, James Joseph Jr., 96, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Margaret (Viggiano), his children Patricia Moran and husband Raymond Miller, Son James J. Bordino III and his wife Linda, son Robert and wife Janet Bordino, granddaughters Courtney Flynn and husband Ryan, Carly Guthrie and husband Robert, great grandchildren, Enzo James Flynn and Lily Rae Guthrie. He is also survived by his Sister-in- Law, Emma Needham and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his brother, Peter J. Bordino (2009). Jim was a decorated WWII veteran serving in the Army and was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart while participating in the European Theatre. Jim was a Third-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3428 and served as an usher for Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington, NJ. There he lived for 52 years before moving to Upper Greenwood Lake, New Jersey where he loved boating and fishing and watching his grandchildren enjoy water sports. He was also a member of the West Milford Republican Club. His other hobbies included bowling, traveling with Margaret, photography, computers and the construction of remote-controlled airplanes. Jim was a structural steel project manager on many well-known landmarks including the World Trade Center, Meadowlands Arena, Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C and the Prudential Center in Newark. Of all his accomplishments, Jim was most proud of being married to Margaret for 73 years and being a dad to his three children Patricia, James and Robert, a grandfather to Courtney and Carly and a great grandfather to Enzo and Lily. Visitation on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford 07480 from 3 to 7 PM. Funeral Mass on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421. Disposition private. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine Memorial Fund, 17 Campbell Street, Waldwick, NJ 07463 (www.SSJDMF.com).
Casper, George W. Jr., 66, passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2021. Born in Paterson, N.J. to the late George and Lorraine Casper he lived in Lincoln Park for fifteen years previously from West Milford. George worked for American Tire Distributors in Totowa. Survived by his daughter Sara Schiffauer, sisters Susan Gordon and husband Rod, Nancy Owens and husband Jack, and brother Kevin Casper. He also leaves behind a grandson Jack, and will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, great nieces and a great nephew. Memorial visiting hours Saturday July 17th from 3-5 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford 07480
Heisler, Joseph, 88, of West Milford NJ passed away peacefully on July 10th, 2021. Joseph Heisler was born in the village of Nagytavel, Hungary. He and his family were deported to Germany after WW2, and later immigrated to the United States, landing at the Port of New York in September, 1951. He made Passaic County his home, and it was there that he met his partner for life. Theresa Resch stood out as a young lady he remembered from a neighboring town in Germany. Joseph and Theresa Heisler were married for 68 beautiful years and inseparable until his passing. Joseph Heisler's life was active and plentiful. Joseph was employed by Warner Woven Labels as a jacquard cutter & designer until retirement. He was a member of the United Textile Union. Joseph was a resident of Bald Eagle Commons, and enjoyed the activities it offered. He was a former member of Young Hearts Bowling League. For many years Joseph was a member and treasurer of St. Stephen's/Paterson Sick and Death Society at the former Guild Hall in Haledon, NJ. Joseph also enjoyed a great soccer game, occasional deep sea fishing, and trips to his beloved Riedlbauers in the Catskills for some old time German authenticity. All who met Joe, loved his smile, his whit, and his humor. His family enjoyed countless gatherings with his presence, and whether it was a beefsteak BBQ, or even at the local hotdog joint, it was a chance to sing "Happy To Me". Joseph Heisler leaves a legacy of love with his six children, son Joseph A. Heisler and wife Kim, son John Heisler and wife Bettyann, daughter Linda Heisler Testa and husband Wayne, daughter Dona Heisler Richie and husband Walter, son Paul Heisler and wife Linda, and daughter Maryann Heisler Baumohl. Joseph, or Grandpa, will be missed by his 13 grandchildren, Steven, Heather, Lisa, Wayne, Eric, Christine, Kevin, Jen, Lisa, Dawn, Jennifer, Joseph, and Emma; and 5 great-grandchildren, Jared, Ava, Kiley, Kendall, and Hunter. Joseph Heisler is welcomed to the loving arms of his predeceased parents Frank and Mathilde Heisler, brothers and sister. May God keep Joseph in his care until we who love him are greeted with his memorable smile and a "well hello there". Visiting hours are Wednesday July 14, 3-7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Funeral mass on Thursday 10 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt. Friends are asked to meet directly at church. Interment Saint Joseph's Cemetery, West Milford.
Hope, Russell M. of Wayne, NJ, a retired engineer with the Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Corporation, in Little Falls, NJ and a former long term resident of Pompton Plains, NJ, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Brookdale Senior Living at the age of 97. Born in Merrick, NY he was the last of eleven children of the late Bertrum and Florence Hope. He was predeceased by his wife of forty-three years, June Hope and his second wife of twenty-five years, Kathleen Tangney Hope. He was an army veteran of World War II serving in the European and Pacific Theatres and a graduate of the Newark College of Engineering. He was active for many years as a coach in the Pequannock Township Little Leagues, PAL Football and the Township Ice Hockey Team Ter Mac. After retirement from Kearfott he was employed as a starter at the Sunset Valley Golf Course for several years before moving to New York State. He is survived by his two daughters: Laurel Larsen and her husband, Lawrence of Montague, NJ, Cora Withers and her husband, William of Pompton Plains, NJ, one son, Kenneth Hope of New York City, six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sisters, six brothers and his loving son, James Hope.
Kaelin, June Hazel (Hill) of Seaside Park (formerly of Pompton Lakes), 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 27, 2021. Mother of John Thomas Kaelin (wife Terri) of Pompton Lakes, Jamie Irene Kaelin of Houston, Texas, Judith Caroline Carey of Pompton Lakes, Jacqueline Hazel Lewis of Belleville and Janine Mary Kaelin of West Milford. June was also “Nana” and “Nanana” to 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Howard and Irene Hill, her brother William Hill and her beloved husband and partner in life of 64 years, John J. Kaelin. June was born at home in Union City, NJ, She grew up in Hudson County, the daughter of a telephone technician and homemaker, and graduated from Emerson High School in Union City in 1946. June worked in a professional capacity in NYC at Merrill Lynch and A&P before marrying John Kaelin in 1952; John and June initially lived in Jersey City but eventually built their home in a growing little town “out west” called Pompton Lakes. It was in Pompton Lakes that the Kaelin family grew and established roots in their community. June was a faithful parishioner at Christ Episcopal Church where she co-led the altar guild and was a layperson. She was close to her neighbors on Park Place and a devoted mother and homemaker who, in 1968, decided to get her teaching degree. June graduated with honors from William Paterson College in 1974 and soon after was hired into the Pompton Lakes School system as an elementary teacher at Lenox Elementary School. During her tenure, June had a tremendous impact on her students, educating a future generation of successful artists, lawyers, and doctors. June also established the first historical “walking tour” of Pompton Lakes, initially created as a class trip for one of her classes that became an annual school event in Pompton Lakes, even beyond June’s retirement from teaching. June taught for 16 years and then retired with John to Seaside Park, NJ. They traveled yearly to the US and British Virgin Islands--for over 30 years--and became lifelong friends with many of the locals. John and June were devoted parishioners at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Chapel in Ortley Beach and especially loved their Seaside Park community. They were generous supporters of the local first aid squad, each summer hosting family and friends at the annual clambake. June loved any event that brought her family together, and she and John were eager to attend any beefsteak dinner or hog jam that meant family and dancing! June also did a mean Lindy Hop with her best friend, Chris. What her kids will most remember about June are the little things--going to dad’s HS football games every Saturday as well as all of our games, plays, spelling bees and concerts; egg salad sandwiches for class trips, making pinatas for school, teaching how to soft shoe dance for “Kiss Me Kate”, Mom’s great fashion sense and rummaging through her closet for dressing up for our Sunday afternoon “cocktail parties” and eating sardines! Steak dinner and National Velvet. That June could whistle--loudly--through her fingers, and get a room’s attention. How much Mom loved to read and swap books with JT. Her love of PBS. Poldark. Teaching us all to drive. Mom’s love for all things Philadelphia Phillies (especially the Phanatic and Garry Maddox) and fall football get-togethers (Giants or Jets, didn’t matter). Coloring Easter eggs, Rudolph kissing our Santa dolls on Christmas Eve. Christmas ornaments with your name on it. “One more year!” Lampshades as hats. “Love you!!!” as you drove away from the shore house. It was June’s wish to be cremated and her ashes joined with John’s at the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Garden in Pompton Lakes. It was also her wish to not be remembered in her last days but for the wonderful love-filled life she led. The family will hold a private celebration of life on or around June’s 93rd birthday in September. The family requests that respects be paid via the funeral home website or June be honored via a donation to the Seaside Park Triboro First Aid Squad at https://www.seasideparknj.org/emergency-services/triboro-first-aid/#:~:text=http%3A//www.tri-borofirstaid.com/
Kahlau-Kesenheimer, Regina Christa, 82, a resident of Bloomingdale, NJ since 1971, passed away July 10th 2021 in her home. Regina was born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Germany. She was the daughter of the late Ewald and Elfrieda (Baumgard) Kahlau and spent most of her childhood in Luneburg Germany. Married her late husband Ewald Kesenheimer in 1963 and in 1968 Regina and Ewald immigrated to the United States and became American citizens in 1971. She resided in Bloomingdale, NJ with her husband and beloved son Ralph. She worked as a LPN at Lincoln Park Nursing Home for 45 years and retired in 2019 at the age of 80. Regina enjoyed spending her summer vacation with her family in Long Beach Island, NJ. Her other hobbies included gardening, shopping and traveling. Regina was a very loving mother and mother-in-law to her son Ralph and his wife, Kate. She was cherished and will be missed greatly by her grandchildren, Nicole, Sean and Kiley. She was a loving sister to Bernhard and wife, Joyce, Erika, Manfred and wife, Coleen. And a loving aunt to Jimmy, Michael, Tina, Butch, Glenn and their children. Regina will live in the hearts of her family, friends and anyone who was lucky enough to know her.
Paul, Grace Julia, 95, passed away July 15, 2021. Beloved mother of her three daughter, Diane, Sandy and Barbie. Grandmother of nine and great grandmother of seven. Predeceased by her husband Frank Paul Jr. and her son Frank Paul III. Visiting hours Tuesday July 20, 5-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Funeral mass Wednesday July 21, 10 am at St Francis of Assisi Church, 868 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler.
Sarf, Peter Francis "Pete" died Thursday, July 22, 2021, following a brief period of care at Chilton Medical Center, two weeks after having celebrated his 99th birthday at home with his three children. The grandson of Italian immigrants, Pete was born in his parents' house in the Old Boston section of Jenkins Township, PA, learning his letters in a one-classroom school heated by a cracked pot-bellied stove. Always a hard worker, he had begun laboring in his uncle's coal mine even before his 1941 graduation from Jenkins Township High School. During World War II the job of truck driver was exchanged for military service, and PFC Sarf became one of the U.S. Army Air Corps' first jet mechanics prior to his 1946 discharge. While playing saxophone and clarinet with the Frankie Reynolds Orchestra, Pete met band pianist and singer Dolores Zike of Duryea, PA, whom he married in 1953. That year the couple moved to Pompton Plains, NJ, and two years later to nearby Riverdale, where Pete lived for 66 years. Employed by Edwards Engineering Corp. of Pompton Plains, he became a traffic manager, rising to vice president before retiring at age 69 and, because he so enjoyed his work, continuing part-time at Edwards until he was 80. An avid golfer (two holes-in-one!) and keen student of business, he served terms as both treasurer and president of the Lakeland Traffic Association, and his participation in local government included service on the Board of Health and as a Riverdale town councilman, a period of presiding as council president, and brief service as acting mayor. Pete was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Jennie (Matteucci) Sarf, his wife Dolores (Dee), and his sister Mildred (Millie) Barber. He is survived by his brother Michael (Curly) Sarf, his children Lynn (and husband Richard Watkins) of Claremont, CA, Wayne of Riverdale, and Peter of West Milford, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Family and friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale, NJ, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, August 28. The family respectfully requests that those in attendance wear masks. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Pete's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, or to St. Mary's Catholic Church, would be deeply appreciated. Wounded Warrior Project: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ (tel: 855-448-3997) Saint Mary’s Catholic Church: 31 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 https://www.stmarys-pompton.org/faith-direct (tel: 973-835-0374) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stalter, Daniel W., 35, a life long resident of West Milford, NJ passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 after a long illness. Born in Pequannock, NJ, he was the son of Marianne (Montrose) Stalter and the late David Stalter. All private funeral arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, West Milford, NJ. Donations may be made in Daniel’s name to the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter, 2 Kiel Avenue – #252, Kinnelon, NJ 07405 or email to email@example.com or www.kinnelonvolunteeranimalshelter.org/donate-to-kvas/