Pasquariello, James Vincent Jr. on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Beloved husband of Mary (Bonazzi) Pasquariello. Born in Paterson, he was the son of the late James V. Sr. and Elizabeth (Sparano) Pasquariello. A resident of Pompton Lakes, NJ for the past 29 years moving here from Paterson, NJ. An Army Air Force veteran, James was a machinist by trade and employed by Nabisco in Fair Lawn, NJ. He was a member and past President of Local 719 Bakery and Confectionary Union of Fair Lawn and a member of VFW Post 2867 of Garfield, NJ. Also surviving are two sons, James L. (wife, Verna) of Toms River and John V. (wife, Anne) of Little Falls, NJ, one daughter, Lois Perez (husband, John) of Pompton Lakes and eight grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother, Donald T. in 2007. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 on Tuesday, February 18 for 4 to 8 PM. Funeral mass on Wednesday, February 19 at 11 AM from St. Mary’s Church, Pompton Lakes. Entombment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pompton Lakes First Aid Squad, 700 Ramapo Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.
Wanklin, Claud David Sr., 95, of Bloomingdale, NJ on Friday, February 14, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Crescente) Wanklin. Born in Butler, NJ he was the son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Edna (Nutt) Wanklin and a resident of Bloomingdale for over 75 years. An Army veteran, Claud was a landscaper by trade and a former manager of Glenwild Garden Center in Bloomingdale, NJ. Surviving are two sons, Claud A. Jr. (wife, Lucille) of Greenwood, DE, John D. (wife, Charlene) of Riverdale, NJ, two daughters, Judith A. Turk of Bloomingdale and Rosemary Rinkel of Butler, NJ. Also surviving are five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by a brother, Lawrence Jr. in 2008 and a sister, Della M. Storms in 1990. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 on Thursday, February 20 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Butler, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation at www.lipoproteinafoundation.org
Richards, A. Lee 81, passed away at his home in Jupiter, FL. on February 12, 2020. Born in Paterson, NJ and raised in Riverdale, Lee began his funeral director career learning and working at Richards Funeral Home alongside his father and grandfather at the age of 16. He graduated from Butler High School in 1956 and The Mc Allister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City in 1957. He was the 5th continuous generation of funeral directors in the Richards Family since 1812. Lee was instrumental in finding the need for another facility to serve the West Milford community and opened a second funeral home in 1972. He was a member of the Morris County and New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association. He was a past member of the Pompton Lakes Rotary Club, served as a trustee to Pompton Lakes-Riverdale First Aid Squad, and The Lakeland Bank advisory board. He also served on various boards for the borough of Riverdale and was a former Riverdale Councilman. Always ready to contribute and serve his community he received numerous awards for donations and support to surrounding communities. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beverly (Palkow), daughters Audrey Haluza, husband Bryan of Reno, NV, Brenda Schivito, husband John, Sr. of West Chester, PA, and son Bryan Richards of West Milford. Grandfather of John Schivito Jr., Christopher Haluza, Hayden and Valerie Richards, and the late Nicholas Schivito. Also survived by his brother Carl Richards of S. Chatham, MA. Visitation will be held at Richards Funeral Home 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike Riverdale, NJ on Monday February 17, 2020 from 3-7PM. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Interment at Pompton Reformed Cemetery in Pompton Lakes. In Lieu of flowers donations to Trustbridge Hospice, trustbridgefoundation.org, Green Pond First Aid Squad PO Box 251 Newfoundland, NJ 07435, or The Nicholas Schivito Foundation, angelsagainstaddiction.org.
VanDunk, Kirk, 56, of Ringwood, NJ on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Born in Paterson, NJ, he was the son of the late William J. and Gwendolyn (VanDunk) VanDunk Jr. Surviving are his life partner, Denise Kronyak of Ringwood, three brothers, Michael of West Milford, Timothy of Franklin, NJ and Vito of Montague, NJ, three sisters Inga VanDunk of Ringwood, Robin VanDunk of West Milford and Susan Mann of West Milford. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Ringwood, NJ on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3 PM.
McSorley, Anthony, 78, of West Milford on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Beloved husband of Patricia (Egan) McSorley. Born in Ossining, NY, he was the son of the late J. Howard and Margaret (Murphy) McSorley. A resident of West Milford for the past 43 years, he moved here from Wappingers Falls, NY. An Army veteran, Anthony was employed by I.B.M. in Franklin Lakes as a systems analyst. Also surviving are one son, Steven (wife, Donna) of Wayne, NJ, two daughters, Karen Kaytes (husband, Leo) of Warwick, NY and Meghan McSorley (husband, Michael Culligan) of WA, two brothers, Jerome (wife, Elizabeth Towne) of Greenwich, CT and Edward of Naples, FL, five sisters, Patricia Roscoe (husband, Peter) of Astoria, OR, Margaret Reed (husband, Thomas) of Pleasant Valley, NY, Eileen Giuseppi (husband Donato) of Croton Falls, NY, Mary Le Fleur (husband, Richard) of Ossining, NY and Michelle Mueller (husband, Charles) of Ridgefield, CT, six grandchildren, Kristen, Matthew, Cate, Jack, Emma and Alex, brother-in-law, Anthony Parise. Predeceased by a sister, Nancy Parise. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 on Wednesday, February 12 from 4 – 7 PM. Funeral mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt, on Thursday, February 13 at 10 AM. Interment at St. Augustine’s Cemetery, Ossining, NY.
Umhoefer, Mary A. (Brienza), 81, passed away February 2, 2020. Born in Passaic, NJ to Anthony and Florence Brienza, she resided most of her life in Pompton Lakes prior to moving to Forest, VA seven years ago. Beloved mother of two sons, Donald Jr (wife, Char) and Raymond Umhoefer, and three daughters Jennie Yuhas (husband, Phil) Peggy Longo (husband, Mike) and Mary Sheridan (husband, Rich). Sister of Joseph, James, Tony and Sam Brienza, Rose Meola and Connie Callahan. Grandmother of ten and great grandmother of five. Predeceased by her husband Donald, a sister Dolly Sutton and a great-grandson Stryker Wilson. Visitation, Friday, February 7, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Tpke. Riverdale. Funeral mass Saturday 9:30 am at St. Mary’s Church, Pompton Lakes. Interment Mount Rest Cemetery, Butler.
Elston, Philip A., 62 of Brooksville, FL on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Born in Pequannock, NJ, he was the son of Marie (Hardy) Elston and the late Floyd Elston (2014). Philip has been a Florida resident for the past year moving from Parsippany, NJ. A veteran of the Air Force, he was employed as an assembler for Passaic Rubber Co. of Wayne, NJ. Also surviving are three sons, Philip B. of Olyphant, PA, Matthew F. of Lake Ariel, PA and Kyle P. (wife, Virginie) of Washingtonville, NY, one daughter, Christina Gallagher (husband, Daniel) of Newburgh, NY, one sister, Jane R. Elston (husband, Carlos) of Haskell, NJ and eleven grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister, Janet L. Elston in 2000. Visitation on Tuesday, February 4 at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457. Funeral service on Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the funeral home. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Villa Maria Claire Hospice, 12 West Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458.
Siemer, Doris, 90, of West Milford, NJ died on January 30, 2020. The second youngest of ten children, born to Robert and Margaret (Curry) Tierney in New York City, where her father was a Lieutenant in the FDNY. She grew up in Greenwich Village, NYC. On Feb 2, 1952 she married John McCarthy in New York City; they moved to their home in Fair Lawn, NJ where they raised their children Lorrie and Chris until his passing in 1959. Doris worked in her family restaurant M&J’s where she met her future husband Bud (Herman) Siemer. They fell in love and married on November 2, 1963. Bud and Doris moved their growing family to Awosting in West Milford, NJ on beautiful Greenwood Lake. Soon after, Corey and Colin were born. Predeceased by her husband Bud (November 3, 2014), Doris is survived by her four children Lorrie (Michael) Stanton of Arlington, VA, Chris McCarthy (Marianne) of Greenwood Lake, NY, Corey Siemer (Heidi) of Hewitt, NJ and Colin Siemer (Paul) of London, UK. Also survived by her 5 grandchildren Tim, Chris, Erin, Brianna and Kayla and many nieces and nephews. Doris loved God, family, people and dancing. She was a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church for over 50 years. She was proud of her Irish heritage. Doris enjoyed working for the West Milford Board of Education and supporting the family business H. G. Siemer and Son (wholesale food business). Crafting was a hobby of hers and she was a whiz with the glue gun. She had an eye for style and always looked great. Doris enjoyed hosting many family parties and was active in the Awosting community. Visitation is from 4 PM to 8 PM on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Funeral mass on Tuesday, February 4 at 10 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt, NJ. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Oak Ridge, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Ran, Manfred, 57, of Cornwall, NY passed away on October 29, 2019. Born in Newark, NJ. He was the son of Erhard and Elisabeth Ran of Florida. A construction worker by trade, he is also survived by a son, Robert of Hewitt, NJ, a daughter, Samantha Ran of MN, one brother, Wolfgang (wife, Robin) of Elmwood Park, NJ and two sisters, Barbara Lowensten (husband, Donald) of SC and Angelica Watkins (husband, Mark) of GA and several nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Servants Heart Ministry. Paper checks in memory of Manfred Ran may be mailed to: Servants Heart Ministry, 495 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
Hopkins, Murry William (Bill) of Hewitt NJ passed into eternal life on Tuesday January 7th 2020. He was born in Walnut Creek California and at a young age, Bill educated himself and worked in the health care industry in New York City. Bill moved to New Jersey and worked as facilities manager for Dynamic Imaging, which was later acquired by General Electric Health Care in Park Ridge. Bill formed strong bonds with his chosen family. He had a great sense of humor, was well read and very intelligent. He will be greatly missed. He leaves behind two brothers from other mothers, Tim Boyle and Ed Frenzel, also of Hewitt, NJ. , The Feldner family of Emerson, NJ. , his sister Marion Hopkins and family of Gunnison CO. as well as many loving friends. At his instruction, his interment will be private. Bill was an advocate for the homeless and those discarded by their families. In light of this, donations can be made in his name to: The Ali Forney Center for LGBT youth at aliforneycenter.org.
Martinez, Jaime Perez, 92, of West Milford formerly of Haskell, passed away January 7, 2020. Mr. Martinez was a die setter for Continental Can Co. in Paterson before retiring. He served his country enlisting in the Navy before being drafted into the Army and transferred into the Air Force. Jaime was an active leader in the Boy Scouts for thirty seven years including serving as District Commissioner of Three Rivers District, Passaic County. He was also a life long member of Berkshire Valley Basset Hound Club and a member of Bloomingdale United Methodist Church. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Kitchell) Martinez. Loving father of Juan and Jamie Martinez, Faith Liloia and Linda Ackerman. Also survived by his sister Isabel Kelly, ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Frances Martinez. Visitation Sunday January 12, 2-6 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Funeral Monday 11 am at Bloomingdale United Methodist Church. Interment Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.
Appel, Florence (Gormley), 90, of Butler went home to Jesus on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Appel. Born in Butler, the daughter of the late Eugene and Bessie (McBride) Gormley. A lifelong resident of Butler, she was employed by NJ Bell Telephone as an operator for 8 years in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Surviving are 3 sons, Kenneth (wife, Lois), Brian and Eugene, two sisters, Geraldine Pellington and Grace Polles, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation on Friday, January 10 from 4 to 7 PM. Funeral service on Saturday, January 11 at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery, Butler.
Cook, Ronald J. Sr., age 60 of Ringwood, passed away January 6, 2020. Born in Paterson to Russell and Frieda (Ricker) Cook, Ronald worked as a mechanic for Decker Transport, Riverdale before retiring. Survived by his son Ronald Cook Jr. and wife Katie of Oak Ridge, daughter Kelly Ann Cook of Stockholm. Also survived by his mother Frieda Stevens, his two sisters Colleen Cook and Wendy Atfield, brother Ricky Stevens and his four grandchildren Kingston, Ronin, Thomas and Gabriella Cook. Predeceased by his brother William Cook, and father Russell Cook. Friends and family may attend a memorial visitation Saturday January 11th from 2-5 pm with a service at 4 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road West Milford, N.J.
Rizzo, Madeline, 97, cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Riverdale, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2020. Madeline was born in Pompton Lakes, NJ, and lived most of her life in Riverdale. She was a long-time member of the Riverdale Senior Citizens, where she served as Sunshine Lady for many years. She was also an active member of the VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Eastern Star. Madeline had a long career as a gifted seamstress and also liked to knit, crochet and embroider in her free time. After she retired, she continued to do alterations for family, friends and neighbors for many years. Madeline is predeceased by her husband Arthur, to whom she was married for nearly 50 years. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Lynch and son-in-law James Lynch of Lincoln, RI and her son Karl Rizzo and daughter-in-law Nina Aronzon of Rhinebeck, NY. She also leaves behind her grandson Brendan Lynch and his wife Karen, of Riverdale; her granddaughter Corey Lynch and her husband Andy Kristofek, of Montclair, NJ; her grandson Adam Rizzo and his husband Ian Lockey, of Philadelphia, PA; and great grandchildren Ciaran Lynch and Olivia Costa. Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Tpk., Riverdale, NJ. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, January 10, 2020, also at Richards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital.