Valerie, Robert G.Jr., 67 passed away September 16, 2021. Born in Queens, NY to Robert and Jean (Rodrigues) Valerie, he resided in Hewitt, NJ for the past forty one years. Robert was an I.T. Manager for Titanium Industries, Rockaway, NJ. Beloved husband of Deborah (Lipinski) Valerie. Loving father of Robert Valerie III of Hewitt, Joseph Valerie of Toms River and Kelly Jean Valerie of San Francisco, CA. Brother of James and Andrew Valerie, Joyce Robertson, Patty Rudge, Nancy Pinto and Jean Ann Bertoni. Also survived by his three grandchildren, Robert IV, Madison and Alexander. Memorial visitation on Thursday, September 23, 4-7 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Interment is private.
Storzum, Walter J., 64, of Lincoln Park passed away September 16, 2021. Born in Newark, NJ, to the late Walter and Teresa Storzum, Walter was a truck driver for David Zuidema Septic Service, Midland Park and also served in the U.S. Army. Beloved husband of Diane (Post) Storzum, loving father of Tara Storzum of Lincoln Park, Roger Storzum and wife Shelly of Oakland. Also survived by his sisters Cathy Storzum, Valerie Lee, Nancy Storzum and Patti Storzum. Grandfather of Nicholas, James and Elsie Storzum. Predeceased by his sister Janice Lydiksen. Memorial visitation Tuesday September 21, 4-7 pm with a service at 6:30 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale.
Jordan, Rudolph, Jr., age 84, of Hardyston passed away September 14, 2021. Born in Paterson to Rudolph and Evelyn Jordan he lived in West Milford before moving to Crystal Springs fifteen years ago. Rudolph was a baker for the former Grand Union Supermarket before retiring. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and gardening. Beloved husband of Carol (Dickert) Jordan, loving father of Sandra Card and husband George, John Jordan and wife Tamera, David Jordan and wife Carolynn. Grandfather of Dana and Michael Card, James McMahon and Ryan Jordan, great-grandfather of Gianna Card and Thomas McMahon. Predeceased by his two brothers James and Otto Jordan. Visiting hours on Sunday September 19, 2-5 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road West Milford. Funeral mass Monday, September 20, 10 am at Our Lady Queen Of Peace Church, Hewitt. Interment is private.
Touw, Matilda “Midge”, 86 of Hewitt, NJ on Monday, September 13, 2021. Beloved wife of the late William Touw. Born in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Francis (Evelina) Scialla. Midge was employed as a supervisor for the US Census Bureau in New York City. A resident of West Milford for 54 years, Midge was an 18 year member and past President of the West Milford Board of Education. Surviving are three sons, William of West Milford, Robert (wife, Katherine) of Lafayette, CO, Brett (wife, Susan) of Highland Lakes, one brother, Charles of Belmar, NJ, one daughter-in-law Christine. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Predeceased by a son, Brian in 2009. Visitation at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 on Wednesday, September 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 23 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt at 10:00 AM. Private disposition.
Smerak, Margaret Ann (Verrengia), 74, of Port Murray, NJ (formerly of Wayne, NJ) passed on September 8, 2021. Dearly loved wife of Lance Smerak. Mother to Brent and Keith (Agatha) Smerak. Grandmother to Juliana and Zachary Smerak. Sister to Anthony (Gwen) Verrengia. Born in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of Anthony and Florence Verrengia. Marge enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, gardening and landscaping, taking art classes, painting with watercolors, cooking, going on road trips and visiting the beach. Visitation on Monday, September 13th at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale NJ from 4-7 PM. Funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church 318 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pequannock, NJ 07440, on Tuesday, September 14th at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice of NJ in Marge’s name would be very appreciated by the family.www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.
Schaefer, Carolyn T. (Hageman), 68, of Godwin, North Carolina, formerly of Hewitt, NJ died on Thursday, September 7, 2021. Carolyn was born in Sussex, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Thomas K. Schaefer. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Caroline (Listwon) Hageman. Previously employed as a deli manager for many years at A & P Food Stores in NJ. Carolyn was an avid bowler on many leagues and member of the Jetset and Golden Agers of West Milford. Surviving are a son, Kenneth T. Schaefer of Hewitt, NJ and daughter, Paula L. Mosier of Highland Lakes, NJ. Three grandchildren, Kimberley R. Curving, William T. Mosier, Lilly M. Mosier and 1 great grandchild, Scyerus A. Curvin. Also surviving are siblings, JoAnn Hodorovych, Billies Myers, Ann Grantham and William Hageman. She will be forever loved and remembered. Memorial visitation: Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480, Saturday, September 18, 2021, 3 to 7 PM. Funeral services are at 6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elks BPOE Lodge 2236, 1860 Union Valley Rd, West Milford, NJ.
Kearney, Daniel “Dank, D3” Patrick of West Milford lost his life in a car accident on Friday, September 3rd, 2021. He was 19. He shared a birthday with his second sister and is the second youngest between his four siblings. Daniel was attending school at Passaic County Community College, studying business with an anticipated graduation of December 2022. He was a proud and devoted employee of Greenwood Small Craft Marina. Daniel is known largely for his big, red Dodge pickup truck many saw around town as well as the 1968 Volkswagen Dune Buggy he acquired two and a half years ago. In spite of his antics, Daniel was able to get his Buggy running. He made sure to share the joy from his accomplishments with everyone around him. Daniel has a smile that is infectious. His ability to bring others up through acceptance, understanding and comfort is more than incredible. Daniel is survived by his mother and father, Susan Castellano of West Milford and Sean Kearney of South Amboy and his three sisters, Sara M. Kearney, Samantha L. Kearney, and Amy J. Kearney of West Milford. Daniel also leaves behind many relatives and friends who he considered his family. Daniel was preceded in death by his older brother, Patrick James Kearney. May the boys be reunited in peace. Visitation on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Depietri, Marian (Cookie), a loving mother, grandmother and resident of West Milford, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on September 2nd, 2021 at the age of 80. Marian is survived by her children, Robert and John Depietri; Daughter-in laws, Kathleen Depietri & Diana Depietri; and her grandchildren, Christopher, Anthony John, Alexa, Robert, Tara, Michael & Emily. She is predeceased by her beloved husband and son, William F. Depietri and William Depietri. Marian was born in New York City to William and Anna Cody, sister of Elenor, Veronica and William. In 1958, she married the love of her life, William F. Depietri. In 1960, 1961, and 1963 respectively she welcomed her three handsome sons, who were the most important part of her life. She raised her children in New York City (Innwood) and moved to West Milford, NJ in 1973. Marian was a devoted mother and avid runner back in the day. She enjoyed spending time with her family and adoring her grandchildren. She is known for her quick-witted humor, which was inherited by her grandchildren as well. A mass will be scheduled for a later date.
Zimmerman, Elmer Jr., on September 3, 2021 was called home to be with his Savior, Jesus. He was a friend to all, an avid sportsman with a love for tennis, pickleball and basketball. A man of exceptional character who praised God for each day of his life. He was born in Tyrone, PA. He graduated from Shelton College in Ringwood, NJ. with a BA in Education. He received his MA in guidance from William Paterson with additional studies at Montclair, Seton Hall and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He began his teaching career as a 4th grade teacher in Ringwood and went on to West Milford High School as a guidance Counselor. His love of sports was exhibited in his many years of coaching basketball and tennis for West Milford and in 2018 was inducted into West Milford’s Hall of Fame as coach and winning team. Elmer was a faithful and active member of Green Pond Bible Chapel in Newfoundland, NJ. He loved singing in the choir and worship team and enjoyed coaching in the Upward Basketball program. He will be sadly missed by his family who adored him. His loving wife of 54 years, Beverly, Son, Mark Zimmerman of Morris Plains, NJ, wife Tara. Daughter Beth Heinzelmann of Vernon, NJ. His precious young grandchildren; Brady, Brennan and Brooke Heinzelmann of Vernon and Derek Zimmerman of Morris Plains. A man of character, friend to all who knew him and whom he kept in touch with on a regular basis. In lieu of flowers, donations to My Brother’s Place and Solid Rock Day Camp would be appreciated. He also would have wanted donations to go to his grandchildren’s college fund as well. https://www.mybrothersplace.com/donate/ or http://www.solidrock.camp/get-involved/support/ Grandchildren funds can be sent to C/O Beverly Zimmerman 30 Windsor Rd. West Milford, NJ 07480. A memorial service is scheduled for September 11, 2021 at Green Pond Bible Chapel, 1083 Green Pond Rd. Newfoundland, NJ 07438 at 11:00 AM.
Everett, Karen M. (Hague), 69, passed away September 1, 2021. Born in Paterson to David and Olive (Moody) Hague she was raised in Butler and resided in Haskell for the past forty years. She was a graduate of William Paterson College, and began a career as a school teacher which concluded at Butler High School. She is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years Jack, her two children Travis Everett of Jefferson and Margot Denaxas of Vernon, her mother Olive Hague of Haskell. She is also survived by a brother Keith Hague and a sister Karol Visaggio both of Haskell as well as her grandchildren Liam, Ava and Iris. There will be visiting hours Wednesday September 8th, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. A funeral service will be held Thursday 10 am. There will be a private cremation. Karen loved spending time traveling with Jack, reading, and seeing her grandchildren. Karen was an advocate for the Alzheimer's Association. She was a devoted member of the Midvale Methodist Church. Karen loved West Highland Terriers and Christy was by her side until the end. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation.
Hatzel, Barbara L., 74, of Parsippany, NJ on September 1, 2021. Born in Clifton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Maguire. Barbara was a self-employed insurance agent at F.M.C. Insurance in Paterson, NJ. Surviving are one son, Russell of Riverdale, NJ and a daughter, Loran Booker of Indianapolis, IN. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Visitation will be at the Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 on Saturday, September 4 from 3 to 6 PM. Family funeral service will start at 3 PM Saturday. Private disposition.
Lungren, Marilyn (Sheehan), 82, of West Milford on August 31, 2021. Beloved wife of William Lungren. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of Timothy and Dolores (Kane) Sheehan. Marilyn was employed as a secretary by the Valley Middle School in Oakland, NJ. Surviving are 4 sons, William Robert Jr.(wife, Rita) of West Milford, Daniel Patrick (wife, Rhonda) of Wantage, Brian Joseph. (wife, Kathleen) of Valley Cottage, NY and Kevin Michael (wife, Lauren) of Brick, NJ, one daughter, Sandra Elizabeth Johnson (husband, Richard) of Ringwood and one brother, John Sheehan (wife, Geri) of Barnegat, NJ and one sister, Dolores Altieri (husband, Richard) of West Milford. Pre-deceased by a bother Timothy Sheehan and his wife, Marion. Also surviving are 13 Grandchildren. Memorial visitation on Thursday, September 9 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford from 4-7 PM. Memorial Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt, NJ on Friday, September 10 at 10 AM. Private disposition.
Scholts, William J., 89, of Hewitt, passed away Saturday, August 28,, 2021. with his children by his side. William was born in Passaic, NJ to the late Simon and Janet (Fraser). He was a master printer and a forty year member of the International Typographical Union, a member of the Passaic Mohawks Social and Athletic Club, the VFW Post 7198, and the Camp Hope Seniors. He proudly served in the United States Air Force 75th ADW-Korea 1952-53, and awarded the Korean service medal with two bronze battle stars, as well as the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. William is predeceased by his loving wife, Claire (2009) and his son William (2020), his sister Isabel, and brothers, John and Simon. He is survived by his children, Ken (Linda) Scholts, daughter-in-law Denise Scholts, Kitty (Tom) Heuer, Janet (Mark) Moldovany, Tommy Scholts, and Jim (Tracey) Scholts: his grandchildren, Chris and Eric Scholts, Billy (Christina) Scholts, Jennifer (Michael) DeMarco, Tommy, John Luke, and Nicole Heuer, Randy (Shannon) Moldovany, Jamie (Kenny) Hinkle, Mark Jr. (Jessica) Moldovany, Steve Moldovany, and Cailey Scholts: great grandchildren, Alexander, Stephen, William, Nicholas, Jackson, Michael, Emma, Aubrey, Ruby, and Madilyn. His sister Janet (Al) DeOliveira, and brother Donald “Beansy” (Pat) Scholts. He left quite a legacy, and will never be forgotten. His family would like to thank Donna for the comfort, care, and companionship she provided him. He truly enjoyed having your company. The volunteers at Meals on Wheels, who selflessly give their time to ensure a good meal to all in need. Jimmy, for taking the time to make sure Dad kept the “wave” in his hair. The Camp Hope Seniors, who provided him with good company, laughter, and lasting friendships. He missed you all, and spoke very highly of your time together. Your company got him through some tough times. We know you miss his jokes. We will too. Services for William will be at Richards Funeral home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Visitation is Friday, September 3rd from 2-4 pm, and 7-9PM. Funeral is Saturday, September 4th at 9:30 AM, followed by Mass at Queen of Peace Church in Hewitt, promptly at 10:00 AM. Interment at Warwick Cemetery where he will join his true love, to be “together forever”. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to koreanwarvetsmemorial.org, or a charity of your choice in his name.
Jacobia, Victoria H. (Kapichak), 104, life-long resident of Wanaque, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of August 31, 2021. Victoria is now reunited with her beloved husband, of 43 years, Chester Jacobia, Sr., whom she raised her family with in Wanaque, NJ. The legacy of Victoria’s strength and zest will be remembered by all who knew her. Living on her own till 97 years of age she took great pride in her home, getting good deals on her pantry full of groceries, and her house plants especially her favorite African violets. Victoria volunteered for many years in the Second Mile Shop at the Midvale United Methodist Church. In her free time, she loved a good game of bingo, reading books and watching her programs on TV. She is predeceased by her parents Seraphin and Mary Kapichak of Ringwood and her two siblings Christina Mary Southwick and Rudolph (Rudy) Kapichak. Left behind to cherish her memory are: her two sons, Chester Jacobia, Jr. (wife Dolores) of Butler, NJ, Victor Jacobia (wife Joanne) of Parsippany, NJ, nine grandchildren: Chester E. Jacobia (wife Roya), Louis Jacobia, Anna Marie LaCorte (husband James), Dawn Darnsteadt, Renee Wagner (husband Ryan), John Militello (wife Christine), Jeff Militello (partner Jennifer), Gina Scala (husband Paul), Victor G. Jacobia, nine great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, her 3 nephews and sister-in-law. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, September 7th, 4-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Funeral will be held on Wednesday 10:30 AM, with services beginning at 11 AM at the funeral home with interment to follow at Midvale Cemetery, Wanaque. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your local food bank in Victoria’s memory.
Milligan, Vivian Lee, 70, passed peacefully on August 26th at home. A lifelong Ringwood resident, she was born in Paterson, NJ to the late William H. Van Dunk and Ruth E. DeFreese. Pre-deceased by siblings, Ruth E. Fudal, Iris E. Van Dunk, and Myron K. Van Dunk. Vivian is survived by her husband and life partner of 56 years, Aaron Lee Milligan, two sons, Aaron Chad Milligan (wife, Melissa) and Jared Dean Milligan (Stephanie), six grandchildren; Traci, Erin, Angelina, Aviana, Viviana, and Andrés and three great grandchildren; Kennedi, Kolton, and Harleigh. As well as, sisters, Barbara Van Dunk, Myra Van Dunk, and Ashley Struble. As an influential community activist, Vivian relentlessly fought for the cleanup of the Ringwood Superfund site as well as those who needed a voice. Her passions included genealogy, family, card playing, and advocacy. She will be remembered most for her leadership, free spirit, and generous heart. Vivian was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, member of the Ramapough Lenape Tribal Nation and active member of the following organizations; RNAA, CAG, NYU, Church of Good Shepherd, and Edison Wetlands. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 1st at Richard’s Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road in West Milford, NJ from 4-7 PM.
Francis, William H., 88, a resident of West Milford for the past 52 years, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Born in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late William and Grace (Campbell) Francis. William was employed by American Cyanamid of Wayne, NJ as an international traveling manager and retired in 1995, after which he worked at Greenwood Space Center and then at West Milford Town Hall until early 2020. With a love of life and laughter, some of his interests were many, including learning to play the piano later in life, playing frisbee-golf, dining out with friends, and most importantly, spending time with his beloved family. A member of West Milford Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon and a member of the church choir, he was also a dedicated member of West Milford Lions Club. William is predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Lucille and his sister, Jean Smith (nee Francis). Surviving is one daughter, Michele Mooney of Myrtle Beach, SC, and three sons, William C. (wife, Robin) of Raleigh, NC, James R. (wife, Jeanette) of Franklin Lakes, NJ and David S. (wife, Amy) of Bellmore, NY. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 29 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford from 2 to 6 PM. Funeral services on Monday, August 30 at the West Milford Presbyterian Church, 1452 Union Valley Road, West Milford at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the West Milford Lions Club.
Kirkham, Richard, “Dick”, of Ringwood New Jersey, peacefully passed away on August 19th, with his loving family by his side. He was 92. Dick was a loving and loyal husband, father, and friend to many. He was always quick to help others. Born to the late William and Millicent Kirkham, in 1929, Dick and his late older brother William (Bill) grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Dick is survived by wife Jean; sons Richard, and David with wife Tonia; sister-in-law Ruth Somerville; nieces, Carolyn Somerville, Barbara Ilg, and Kathy Kirkham; Nephew, Mark Somerville; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. He proudly served the US Army during the Korean War, training at Camp Rucker for the 47th Infantry Division, 682nd Engineer Battalion, Combat Engineers, Company D, stationed in Germany. One of his greatest thrills later in his life, were the annual reunions with his Service brothers. He and Jean would travel to a different destination each year for the reunions and fun times. In 1957, Dick married the only love of his life, Jean, after they met at Lindy Lake, where their respective families had summer cabins. They have been soul mates since. This year they celebrated 64 years together. In 1960, they moved to a new home in Ringwood to raise two boys. He was a role model of common sense and using your skills to solve any problem. He was employed by Atlas Copco and assisted in the development of air powered rock drills, with travel to the company headquarters in Sweden. There is a patent to his credit related to a portable rock drill. His next position had him designing and implementing custom web tension, and process controls, which were critical in production of such products as Scott toilet tissue, Band Aids, Pampers, and even Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. Dick enjoyed many activities, over 30 years, at his Catskill retreat. His many hobbies included tending their large garden and many fruit trees, fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and riding his motorcycle. Spring was his maple syrup season from the trees on the property, which he shared with friends for years. Many friends enjoyed his company on the porch. Sit long Talk much. Memorial services will be held at Richard’s Funeral Home, West Milford on Thursday, August 26 starting at 11 AM. Funeral service will be at 11:30 AM.. As Dick was always an avid supporter of animals and animal rights, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the West Milford Animal Shelter, or shelter of your choice.
Vigna, Anthony J., 79, passed away August 20, 2021 Anthony was born in Yonkers, NY to the late John and Laura Vigna and lived there most of his life. He was a video editor for Matrix Studios, NY, New York. He is survived by his two sons, John Vigna of West Milford, NJ and Robert Vigna of Yonkers. Also survived by a sister, Janet Romeo of Myrtle Beach, SC and two grandchildren Cynthia and Gregory. Visitation hours Wednesday, August 25, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Funeral mass Thursday 11 AM at Saint Joseph’s Church, 454 Germantown Road, West Milford, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Parish would be appreciated.
Lemanski, John Zdzislaw, 64, beloved son, brother, uncle, friend and an acquaintance. Born in Poland to Halina & Emilian Lemanski and came to the U.S. at 7 years of age and lived in Greenpoint Brooklyn, Kew Gardens, Queens and currently in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Attended St. Stanislaus Kostka School, Aviation High School and served as an altar boy for many years alongside his brothers at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Brooklyn, New York. Surviving are sisters, Alicia and her husband Tomasz Piascik and their children Diana and Thomas, Christine and her husband Marek Piascik and their children: Yvonne and her husband Brian Forehand and their son Tyler and daughter Marie, Christopher and his wife Kelly and their children Mark and Blaire. Brother, Wieslaw Jesse Lemanski and his wife Silvia and their daughter Julia and Thaddeus Lemanski and his wife Heidi and their children Matthew, Annie and Emma. He will be missed by all including many cousins and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421. Internment following the Mass at, Our Lady of Częstochowa Cemetery, 64 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers prayers or an offering of a Mass Intention for the repose of his soul or please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Eternal rest, grant unto him, O LORD, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace. Amen.
Day, James Sr., Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday August 22, 2021 from 12-3 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457
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
Repin-Smyth, Svetlana F., 70, at rest in Ringwood on August 11, 2021. Born in Belgium to Alexander and Sonia Repin, she came to the United States when she was four years old, growing up in South Jersey and then residing in Ringwood for the past forty five years. Svetlana was an active parent in her daughter Jeree's development and participation as a cheerleader, in dance classes and singing. She was very accomplished and knowledgeable in the computer field, an Information Technology Analyst for I.B.M, Sterling Forest, N.Y., Time Warner in New York City, and Paine Webber in Weehawkin before retiring. Beloved wife of Leslie A. Smyth, loving mother of Jeree Nicole Smyth of Ringwood, sister of Elizabeth Bennett of Millville, N.J. Predeceased by her twin brother John. Visitation hours Saturday August 21, 4-7 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road., West Milford.