Murray, Edward M., 72, of Riverdale, NJ passed away August 19, 2019. Ed was warm and friendly; he often had a smile on his face and an Irish blessing in his heart. Born in New York City to the late John and Mary Murray, he resided in Allendale, NJ for twenty years and was a member of the Allendale Holiday Observers prior to moving to Riverdale eight years ago. He built his life around his family and was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Beloved husband of 39 years of Margo (Turkel) Murray, loving father of Anna Fineberg and husband Jeff, and Emily Murray; beloved grandfather of Max. Brother of John Murray and his late wife Mary. Also survived by his sister-in-law Susan Turkel, brother-in-law Michael Parrella, nephew David, and nieces Kim and Karen. Predeceased by his brother Jimmy and his sister Jean. Memorial visitation Thursday August 22, 11 am to 1 pm, with moments of reflection at 12 pm at Richards Funeral Home 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike Riverdale.
Myers, Dorothy Jane peacefully went home on Saturday August 17th, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born in Bloomingdale NJ at her parents’ home.She was the daughter of Harry and Catherine Hennion (deceased). She was also preceded in death by her husband James H. Myers and sisters Louise Vreeland and Edith Hennion.She is survived by her daughter Sherry Ann Knull (Gerald), her grandson Eric Knull, and her greatgrandchildren Kaitlyn Knull and Nathanael Knull. She and her husband were lifelong residents of Bloomingdale and longtime members of Bloomingdale United Methodist Church.
Phillips, William W., 69, on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Beloved husband of Claudia (Butler) Phillips. A resident of West Milford for the past 20 years, he moved here from Oakland, NJ. William was the owner and proprietor of Bills Tire and Auto of Emerson, NJ. He was a 45 year member of the Oakland Elks and a member of the motorcycle club, Chosen Souls, of Oakland, NJ. Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, David, (wife Kathy) of West Milford, Terese Neff (fiancé, Steve Turek) of West Milford, Stephen (wife, Dawn) of Waldwick, Robert of Wayne and Jenn Phillips (fiance, Al Miller) of West Milford, one brother, Robert of England and two sisters, Laura and Donna Phillips both of Midland Park. Ten grandchildren also survive, Brandon, Raymond, James, Ryan, Dominic, Ethan, Kyle, Emily, Olivia and Harleigh. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 4 PM at the Oakland Elks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Parsons, Melvin Jr., 81, of West Milford, NJ entered into his reward on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Melvin was born to Melvin H. Parsons Sr., and Katherine Turner, in Brooklyn, New York. Melvin graduated from Garden City High School, Garden City New York and received a degree from an Engineering Trade School. He married Eleanore Classen in 1968 and they lived together in West Milford. Melvin worked at ADT as an Electronics Engineer until he retired in the 1990s.Melvin died on July 17, 2019 as a result of pneumonia. He was living in Warm Beach, Washington at the time. He loved Warm Beach, but would always think of Livingston, Texas - where he had lived as a member of the Escapees RV Club as his home.Melvin is survived by two children, Heather Stefanini (married to Michael Stefanini), and Andrew Parsons (married to Julie Parsons). He also is survived by three grandchildren, Daniel, Rachel and Jack. Praise the Lord! A memorial service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 from 11 AM. to 1 PM. Burial at Cedar Heights Cemetery will follow the memorial service. Those wishing so can donate to: The Warm Beach Senior Community in memory of Melvin Parsons at https://www.warmbeach.org/giving/donate.htm.
Saus, Gaetana (Tina) (Benanti), age 85, of Bloomingdale on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Born in Bolognetta, Palermo, Italy, Tina moved to Garfield in 1946 where she married and raised her family. She moved to Pompton Lakes in 1991 and most recently to Bloomingdale. Tina worked as a Quality Control Technician at ElectroScan in Garfield before retiring in 1991. Tina was the beloved wife of the late Edward Saus (1990). Loving mother of Alan and his wife Laura, and Richard and his wife Debbie. Beloved grandmother of Ashley, Dayna and her husband Brian, Jason and his wife Michelle, Richard, and great granddaughter Avery. Loved special friend of Briana Molina. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 on Sunday, August 18 from 2 – 5 PM. Funeral mass at 9:30 AM on Monday, August 19 at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Pompton Ave., Pompton Lakes. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Saddle Brook, NJ.
Kuhn, John Jack, age 62, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. John was born in Akron, Ohio to Patricia and Joseph Kuhn (deceased). He is survived by his mother, Patricia Morgan, brothers, Robert and Edward, sister-in law Terri, and nephews Sean and Tyler. John graduated from Passaic County Technical High School and eventually entered the family painting business with his father Joseph. John continued to manage and operate J Kuhn Painting until his death. John was an avid bowler and harness racing fan and loved the Yankees and San Francisco 49ers. He loved to play cards, pool and horseshoes and always looked forward to the spring golf outing. John had a huge heart and was always generous by nature. He will be missed by family members and friends. A viewing will be held from 3 to 6 PM, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Richard’s Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John J Kuhn to The American Stroke Association, www.stroke.org.
Hartman, Joseph C., 74, of Wanaque, New Jersey passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Paterson, N J, the son of the late John E. Hartman and the late Elizabeth Burns Hartman and the late stepmother, Helga Hallberg. Also raised by his late aunt, Edan Hartman Krienberg. He was an Air Force veteran. Joseph is survived by his wife Jacqueline A. Hartman of Wanaque, NJ, his brother, John E. Hartman Jr. and wife Louise Mancini Hartman of Scranton, PA, nephews, John E. Hartman 3rd and wife Helen, Michael A. Hartman and wife Maria, nieces, Ursula Hartman Egan and husband William, Elizabeth Hartman Federici and husband Ricky. Several great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Private disposition.
Dykstra, Yolanda M. (Chiarella) "Lonnie" age 74 passed away August 10, 2019. Born in Paterson to Orlando and Mary Chiarella, she lived in Totowa before moving to West Milford fifty four years ago. She worked for the West Milford Board of Education as an administrative secretary prior to her retirement. An avid painter, Lonnie was secretary and officer emeritus of the Ringwood Manor Art Association and displayed her works locally for many years. Beloved wife of James Dykstra. Loving mother of Kimberly Yarnall and grandmother of Emily, Sarah and Justin. Predeceased by her daughter Laura Ashplant in 2012. Visitation Tuesday August 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road West Milford. Funeral mass Wednesday 10 am at St. James Church, Totowa. Interment Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford.
DeLuca, Mildred of Sparta, NJ passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2019. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, she grew up in Montville and graduated from Boonton High School in 1947. She worked with the Prudential Insurance Company as an administrative assistant and tour guide director for a number of years. Afterward, she was employed by the State of New Jersey with the Division of Youth and Family Services. Predeceased by her is her husband Ed DeLuca to whom she was married for 39 years. Also predeceased are her parents, Joseph and Sophie Semanek of Montville. Mildred is survived by her son Eddie Deluca, daughter in law Beth and grandson Chris of North Carolina. Also her sisters Jean Semanek of Montville and Eleanor Weissenrieder of Boonton. Graveside service on Thursday, August 8 at 12 Noon at Montville Reformed Cemetery, Montville, NJ.
Gallo, Josephine V. (Vallone), 83, on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Charles Gallo. Born in Lodi, NJ to George and Lena (Ribando) Vallone. Josephine was a homemaker and a resident of West Milford for the past 22 years, moving here from Lodi, NJ. Surviving is one daughter, Linda Kucinski (husband, John), six grandchildren, Christopher (wife, Anja), Peter, Michael, Leanna and Lori Kucinski and Lauren (husband, Eric) Hayes. Five great grandchildren, Anastasia, Elijah and Lydia Hayes and Scarlett and Arabella Kucinski. Predeceased by a brother, George Vallone and four sisters, Betty Biasucci, Angie Morrell, Laura Pezzutti and Faye Nardi. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford on Wednesday, August 7 from 7 – 9 PM. Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 8 at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Avenue, Pequannock, NJ 07440 at 10 AM. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi, NJ.
Steines, Lorraine (Kuligoski) passed away on July 26, 2019, surrounded by loved ones in Vernon, NJ. A graduate of Wayne High School, Lorraine moved to Arizona before putting roots down in West Milford, NJ in 1968, where she remained a lifelong resident. In 1985 she joined the West Milford Police Department as a police dispatcher and excelled to a 911 dispatcher. She prided herself in her work becoming one of the most respected and decorated dispatchers in the police department before her retirement in 2007. Lorraine will be lovingly remembered as a fun loving caring person with her quick wit and no nonsense attitude. A devoted mother, Aunt and Nana she always made everyone feel at home and like one of her own while in her presence. Lorraine is survived by her two sisters, two daughters, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She also leaved behind numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was met at the heavenly gates by her brother, beloved daughter, treasured grandson. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.
Voehringer, Evelyn W. of Montville, NJ passed away on July 24, 2019. She was born to Daniel R. Wright and Evelyn Carpenter Wright. She met William (Bill) Voehringer in 1947. They were married on May 8, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ. Together they raised 3 children: Evelyn (Lyn), William (Bill) and Daniel (Dan). Evelyn lived in Woodbridge, NJ, Pompton Lakes, NJ and Merritt Island FL but her heart was always in Pompton Lakes. She worked in the Pompton Lakes School system and was a member of the Pompton Lakes Board of Education from 1980 to 1983, serving as President in 1981. Before retiring to Florida, Evelyn worked as Director of Human Resources for USA Network . While living in Florida she volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, a role in which she took great pride. In 2014 she returned to New Jersey and lived in The Chelsea at Montville until she died. She was happy to be back in New Jersey and near her family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill, her daughter, Lyn Dion and her brother, Jack Wright. She is survived by her sons: Bill Voehringer (Anne) , Dan Voehringer (Katie), her grandchildren: Rob Dion (Sheri), Melinda Simpson (Chris), Rebecca Eckert (Rob) and her great-grandchildren: Christopher (CJ) Simpson, Avalyn Simpson, Tyler Eckert and Jake Eckert. A memorial will be held for Evelyn on August 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457, (973-835-0164). In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Evelyn's memory to: The Chelsea Holiday Fund, 165 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045. Evelyn's family would like to invite visitors to join them after the service to raise a glass and celebrate Evelyn's life.
"I have been without Bill for many long years. What keeps me going is the belief that we will be together again one day. When the time comes for me to join him, Bill will be waiting. Then I will be the one to open the door and call out "Honey, I'm home." So weep not nor mourn for me, for I am where I've longed to be".
Harrison, Stella Dolly, 90, passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Born to Joseph and Helen Patierno, Stella was raised in Clifton, NJ and graduated from Clifton High School. She married Walter R. Harrison in 1953 and they were long time residents of Pompton Lakes, NJ. While raising her family, Stella worked as a bookkeeper for Pettet Insurance Agency in Pompton Lakes. Stella was an accomplished artist, had a passion for gardening, enjoyed dancing, was an avid walker and loved time spent outdoors, especially annual family vacations in Ontario. Her zest for life, energy, and sense of humor inspired all who knew her. Stella was predeceased by her husband Walter and son-in-law Richard Wells. She is survived by her children Walter S. Harrison (Katie), Tracy H. Leifer (John), Jane H. Wells and Mitchell J. Harrison (Janine). She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Family and friends will be welcomed at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ on Sunday, July 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private burial will be held on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Jersey Botanical Garden (NJBG)/Skylands Association http://www.njbg.org/support.shtml#donation or Ringwood Manor Association for the Arts (RMAA) at http://ringwoodmanorarts.org