Mazur, Judith (Judy) (Gunther), passed away on September 8, 2023, at the age of 83. Judy was born in Teaneck, NJ, to August and Elizabeth Gunther. She was raised in Bergenfield, NJ, where she graduated from Bergenfield High School, and met her future husband, Joseph Mazur. Judy married Joseph Mazur on August 31, 1957. They had just celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary. Judy and Joe raised their 3 children in Bergenfield. Several years after retiring as project manager from Equifax/Elrich & Lavidge, in 2006, Judy and Joe moved to West Milford, where she made wonderful friends and acquaintances, especially through the Newcomers and Wawayanda Walkers Clubs and West Milford Presbyterian Church. Judy loved and enjoyed the friends she made and the surrounding beauty and peace of West Milford and the wildlife it offered. She was an avid gardener and birdwatcher who also loved kayaking, and taking walks and hikes with her husband, family, and friends. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family and friends. She was an amazing wife, mom, grandma, great grandma and friend. Judy is survived by her beloved husband Joseph Mazur, her daughter Laura Milo (husband Frank Milo), her son Michael Mazur (wife Regina Mazur), son Jeffrey Mazur (wife Christine Mazur), grandchildren Cara, Tessa, Michael, Dylan and Aidan, great grandchildren Francesca, Jackson and DJ, and niece Marni Baum & family. She is predeceased by her only sibling, sister Joan Gunther Pierson. A Memorial/Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, 11:00 am, at the West Milford Presbyterian Church, 1452 Union Valley Rd., West Milford NJ 07480.
Stern, Linda, 71, passed away August 27, 2023. Born in Pompton Plains, NJ to the late Andrew and Ermelinda Schweighardt she lived in Pompton Lakes where she called home for a very long time. Linda was a bank manager for Columbia Bank, Pompton Lakes and a parishioner of St. Mary's Church. Linda left a lasting impression and always lent a helping hand to others. Beloved aunt of Melaine Schweighardt, and an abundance of friends that loved her. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, September 23 from 2-4 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Prayer service at 3:30. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated.
Lockwood, Horace, 99, passed away September 1, 2023 five days from his 100th birthday. Born in Pompton Lakes to the late Valentine and Sophie Lockwood, he owned Lockwood Brothers Realty along with his brother Alfred. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Rindik). Father of Jeffrey, Daria Carbone and Kristen Gallo, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren along with his three step daughters Debra Morris, Valerie Quigley and Erica Hampson. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 9, 1 pm at Pompton Reformed Church, Pompton Lakes.
Wilkinson, Richard T., 79, passed away August 28, 2023. Born in Passaic, NJ to the late Robert and Agnes Wilkinson he resided in Pompton Lakes for the past twenty years. Richard was a former baseball coach for the Clifton Southern Division Little League. Prior to his retirement he was an insurance agent for Genworth Insurance Company. Beloved husband of Lynn (Fitzpatrick) Wilkinson. Also survived by his children Richie and Jeff Wilkinson, Mike and Jen Data. Brother of Robert Wilkinson. Grandfather of Haley, Tyler and Valerie. Predeceased by his brother Johnny. At the request of the family, all services are private.
Verblaauw, Terry Ann, 63, passed away August 28, 2023. Born in Paterson to the late William Sr., and Lena Foy she lived in Hewitt for the past 30 years. Terry may have been small, but she was mighty. She loved being with her family, especially during the holidays, where she always outdid herself with decorations and cookies. Terry enjoyed traveling and exploring new islands, trying adventurous excursions and having drinks by the pool. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Danielle Mann, Brian Beck and Jason Verblaauw. Sister of Paul Foy, Mary Ann Smith, Margie Lee, Debra McMahon and Diane Geary. Also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by her brothers William Foy Jr., Greg P. Foy, daughter, Lisa and sister Bonnie Porcelli. Visiting hours Thursday, August 31, 4-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Funeral service Friday, 11 am at the funeral home with interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, stjude.org would be appreciated.
Gaiss, Herbert G., 90, lifelong resident of Pompton Lakes passed away August 20, 2023. Born in Pompton Lakes to the late Frederick and Anna Gaiss he was an occupational therapist at Greystone State Hospital, Morris Plains and also taught at N.J. Developmental Center, Totowa prior to his retirement. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, 1953-55. He is survived by his nephew Larry Gaiss and his wife Beth of Haddam, CT. Predeceased by his brother Raymond Gaiss, sister in law June Gaiss, nephew Kevin and his wife Sally Gaiss. Graveside committal of cremains, Saturday September 23, 11 AM, at Pompton Reformed Cemetery, Pompton Lakes.
Tyndall, Corinne R., 94, of Pompton Lakes, NJ on Saturday, August 19, 2023. Born in Pompton Lakes to the late Edward and Johanna (Lindenburg) Roach. A life long resident of Pompton Lakes, Corinne was employed as a purchaser for Gelman’s Department Store and Ski Barn of Little Falls and a member of the Pompton Reformed Church. Surviving are a son, Jeff of Highland Lakes, two daughters, Lari Jo Mugavero of Ogdensburg, NJ and Christine Hoffman of Pittsburgh, PA. a sister, Doris Mc Keon of Bloomingdale, NJ and three grandchildren, Beth Hoffman, Drew Tyndall and Katie Tyndall. She was predeceased by her granddaughters, Karin Mugavero and Emily Hoffman. Memorial visitation on Friday, August 25 from 4 – 8 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pompton Reformed Church.
Wosyluk, Robert Richard, 66, passed away after a long illness at home on Monday, August 21, 2023. While born in Jersey City, NJ, he was raised and lived his life in West Milford, NJ. He worked for most of his life for the family business of P&W Excavating as a heavy machine operator. He was very involved for more than 20 years in the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY family as a Modified Dirt Racer along with his late son Ryan. Robert is survived by his long time wife, Kathleen Mac Mahon, two sons, Robby and Dillon Wosyluk, grand daughter,Ryan Colleen and her mother Angela Chaplain, brother Peter Wosyluk and wife Carol, sisters Patricia Boone, and Maureen Itterly, and many nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased in life by his son Ryan in 2020, father, Peter Wosyluk, mother, Margaret brother Thomas in 2011 and niece Karen Van Riper in 2014. In addition to his passion of stock car racing, Robert shared a love of animals with his wife "Katie", and leaves behind 3 beautiful golden retrievers and 4 cats. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the West Milford Animal Shelter Society, (WMASS), PO Box 72, Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ, 07480. Memorial visitation on Sunday, September 17 at the Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 from 3 to 5 PM. A repass will be held at the Elks BPOE Lodge 2236, 1860 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 from 6 to 10 PM.
Lambert, James Roger, 94, a 59 year resident of West Milford, passed away on August 18, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Known as Roger to his family and friends, he was born in Bayonne, NJ to James and Mary Lambert. He resided in Bayonne, Roselle, and finally West Milford. During his high school years, he was a proud member of the National Champion St. Vincent's Drum and Bugle Corps and he loved retelling his adventures as a cadet. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He retired from International Nickel Company, Sterling Forest, NY after 32 years in 1984. He later retired from his position as Plant Manager at Xicom Inc., Tuxedo, NY in 1993. He was an avid bowler, playing his company's league for many years. He was also a longtime NY Giants football fan, as well as Seton Hall Basketball and the NY Mets. He realized his dream of visiting Notre Dame University to attend a football game with his son in 2004. "Pop Pop" loved spending time with his 2 grandsons, especially enjoying their trips to Disney World together, and attending their athletic events. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Alice Lambert. He was also pre-deceased by a newborn son and his sisters, Lois Mathews and Helen Harz. He is survived by his son James Jr., daughters Catherine Letso and husband Peter, and Marilyn Lambert. He is also survived by his two grandsons, TImothy Letso and wife Jacquelyn, and Christopher Letso. Additionally, sister-in law Dorothy Desfosse and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours Tuesday August 22, 2-4 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.