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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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/
Eissmann, Jean L (Luning), age 88, of West Milford passed away on June 26, 2021 after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer. She married her loving husband Carl Eissmann in 1954. They started their lives together in Elmwood Park (formerly East Paterson) where they lived for 47 years before making their home in West Milford for the past 19 years. They also had a year round vacation home in Towamensing Trails, PA where they spent many happy weekends getting away with friends and family. Jean loved making her house into a home filled with good food, laughter and love. Born in Peekskill, NY she was the daughter of the late Henry and Emily (Welshowy) Luning. Jean was employed as a secretary for Motorola Corporation in Glen Rock, NJ for many years. She had been a member of the condo association board at Bald Eagle Commons and had been involved with their crocheting club. She and Carl were also volunteers at the Center for Food Action in Saddle Brook. Jean's father Henry and his brother died in WWII when the ship they were on, the USAT Dorchester, was struck by a torpedo in 1943. She never missed the annual memorial mass held at St. Stephen’s RC Church in Kearny, NJ for the Four Chaplains, who also perished aboard that ship. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Linda (Richard Babick) of Lawrenceville, NJ and Barbara (Thomas Homler) of Hawthorne, NJ. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Kathryn (Benjamin Brickner), Andrew Babick, John Homler and Emily Homler and one great grandchild, Abigail (Brickner). A memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony’s RC Church in Hawthorne, NJ at a future date. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please send a contribution to the charity of your choice.
Shaw, Daniel E., 59 of Riverdale passed away on June 21, 2020. Danny recently moved to Haskell, NJ to the Lakeland Health Care Facility as he battled Parkinson’s disease. He was a parishioner at ST. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes and a member of their CCD program for special needs. He was a graduate of Passaic County Vo-Tech High School. Danny was a dedicated employee to Friendly’s Restaurant in Pompton Plains, and retired after 22 years of service. He was an active member of Explorer Post #136 sponsored by Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge #1895 and for more than 40 years. He participated in the NJ Special Olympics and competed in Bowling, proudly making the 200 club, the track and field events in Wayne, NJ and the fishing and crabbing events held in Sea Isle City. He loved music and dancing and enjoyed going to the monthly Canteen events held at Pompton Reform Church. He was an avid Mets fan who enjoyed going to the stadium and watching the games on TV. He loved the Riverdale Fire Dept. and spent years watching the Apparatus depart and would be waiting patiently for the trucks to return asking many questions. He was later named an honorary firefighter by the dept. members. Danny is survived by his mother Theresa R.“Terry” Shaw, recently of Boonton, one brother, Tom E. Shaw, his wife Jodi, and niece Rachel of Newton, Two cousins, Mary and Susan Lowe of Keyport, NJ and dearest friends Tom Fox, his wife Marcella, and daughter Theresa Dunay of Bloomingdale. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Church. Donations encouraged to Explorer Post 136, 5401 Richmond Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 Attn: Diane Baum, Treasurer. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale, NJ. Funeral mass on July 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Carnevale Center, Pompton Lakes. Repass to follow.
Davino, Claudia L., 49, of West Milford passed away June 22,2021. Beloved mother of her five children, Amber, Brittany, Brian, Andrew, and Ashley Vigilante, and Nana of Kayleigh and Charlotte. Partner for 17 years Edward Czermax. Loving daughter of Arlene (Peterson) Davino and the late Nunzio Davino. Also predeceased by her sister Pamela Weaver. Visitation is on Tuesday, June 29 from 4-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Prayers and moments of reflection at 7 pm.
Lanzo, Ralph rest In peace Ralph on June 18th 2021. Ralph was a loving Husband, Father, Pop Pop, Son, Brother, and Friend. Ralph was known for having a tough guy exterior that his granddaughter Aaliyah was able to break down, she brought him so much joy. Ralph also was a great pop pop to the new addition to the family Saverio. Ralph was an amazing, hardworking, commendable husband, working two jobs when his children were little so that his wife Maryann could stay home with the kids. He was the type of father that knew how to fix & do anything. He raised beautiful children, Gabriella, Sophia, Joseph, along with his granddaughter Aaliyah. He loved hanging out on the boat, trips to Myrtle Beach, and eating good food. Ralph will carry on in our hearts and watching over us in heaven with his sister Darcy. Memorial visitation on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 4 – 8 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. In the remembrance of Ralph Lanzo’s life, the family requests that you consider St. Joseph’s Church in West Milford for any charitable donations or donations to Mental Health, Mental Health America donations: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3322069
Hedson, William of Upper Greenwood Lake, NJ and Florida passed away on June 15, 2021. He was 66 years old. Beloved and loving husband of MaryEllen, beloved brother-in-law of Ann, his "Sis", and daddy of fur baby Dora. He leaves a family of loving friends, cousins, and church families in Upper Greenwood Lake, NJ, New York, Florida, and Malta, all of whom have called him their own. He was very proud to have been the youngest operating engineer, Local 30, in New York City history when he began his career, later enjoying his homes in Upper Greenwood Lake and Florida. He was a very avid and accomplished outdoorsman, boater, and fisherman, always sharing his love for the outdoors with others. He loved fishing the lakes of New Jersey, New York, Florida, and the Florida Gulf. Captain Bill always loved taking friends and family on his pontoon boat in Greenwood Lake and Florida; everyone loved being his crew. He loved his trip to Malta, cruises to Cozumel, Alaska, the Caribbean, and Maine and Canada, having the captain of the cruise ship take the helm. Being a fisherman, he always said he lived with the "catch of his life," his beloved wife MaryEllen. He was hers, too! Their everyday a day in paradise. We thank him for the gift he was to all of us and the beautiful life we shared with him. William is predeceased by his parents, William and Emma, and sister Marilyn. May William's memory be eternal! Visitation at Richards Funeral Home, West Milford, NJ on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM. Funeral service will be held at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 228 North 12 St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth, NY. Donations in Williams's memory may be made to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 228 North 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211.