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Frank Fyffe
B: 1949-05-05
D: 2018-02-19
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Fyffe, Frank
Edward Pittala
B: 1925-02-17
D: 2018-02-18
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Pittala, Edward
George Van Der Plaats
B: 1937-02-13
D: 2018-02-16
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Van Der Plaats, George
Edwin Mueller
B: 1925-04-17
D: 2018-02-09
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Mueller, Edwin
Dorothy Westra
B: 1924-11-16
D: 2018-02-03
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Westra, Dorothy
William Andounian
B: 1927-04-16
D: 2018-01-30
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Andounian, William
Antonio Cicerchia
B: 1949-05-09
D: 2018-01-29
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Cicerchia, Antonio
Robert Vanas
B: 1931-09-12
D: 2018-01-29
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Vanas, Robert
Katie Ann Mele
B: 1988-07-07
D: 2018-01-28
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Mele, Katie Ann
Jerome Gruber
B: 1919-07-21
D: 2018-01-26
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Gruber, Jerome
Richard Cancilla
B: 1943-05-15
D: 2018-01-23
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Cancilla, Richard
Marie Mueller
B: 1927-11-27
D: 2018-01-20
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Mueller, Marie
Mashiyat Moghaddam
B: 1947-07-31
D: 2018-01-19
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Moghaddam, Mashiyat
Joseph McKenna
B: 1945-03-18
D: 2018-01-16
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McKenna, Joseph
Olvalene Adams
B: 1927-04-08
D: 2018-01-12
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Adams, Olvalene
John Pullaro
B: 1914-04-22
D: 2018-01-07
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Pullaro, John
Margaret Laauwe
B: 1920-03-05
D: 2018-01-06
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Laauwe, Margaret
Chhaya Shah
B: 1957-04-16
D: 2018-01-04
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Shah, Chhaya
Parviz Zand
B: 1932-06-17
D: 2018-01-01
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Zand, Parviz
Phyllis Stewart
B: 1931-12-16
D: 2017-12-30
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Stewart, Phyllis
Jean Verdi
B: 1925-09-26
D: 2017-12-29
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Verdi, Jean

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Frank Fyffe

May 05, 1949 - - February 19, 2018

FYFFE, Frank Arthur – 68, of Franklin Lakes passed away on February 19, 2018. Born in Jersey City, he grew up in Franklin Lakes and moved back to the borough in 1987. Frank was an advertising creative director, retiring in 2013 from KPMG, Woodcliff Lake, where he continued as a consultant. He also taught video and film courses at NYU, Rutgers and OLLI-RU. A parishioner of Im ...

Edward Pittala

February 17, 1925 - - February 18, 2018

George Van Der Plaats

February 13, 1937 - - February 16, 2018

VAN DER PLAATS, George – 81, of Midland Park passed away on February 16, 2018. Born in Prospect Park he lived in Paterson before moving to Midland Park in 1962. He was an Operating Engineer and the owner of George Van Der Plaats Excavating, Inc. George was a member of Covenant Christian Reformed Church in North Haledon and a former member of the Midland Park Christian Reforme ...

Edwin Mueller Jr

April 17, 1925 - - February 09, 2018

MUELLER, Edwin Henry Jr – a resident of Ramsey, NJ for over 50 years, passed away on February 9th, 2018 at the age of 92. Edwin was born in Queens, New York to Edwin and Lydia (Joss) Mueller on April 17, 1925. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Pacific during WW II aboard the USS Matar (AK-119). After leaving the service, he attended the University of Michigan a ...

Dorothy Westra

November 16, 1924 - - February 03, 2018

WESTRA, Dorothy “Dot” (nee Jellema) – 93, of Pompton Plains passed away on February 3, 2018. Born in Rock Rapids, Iowa, she lived in Clifton and Franklin Lakes before moving to Pompton Plains 17 years ago. Prior to her retirement in 1964, she was a bookkeeper for Givaudan Corp. in New York. She attended the 1st Reformed Church in Little Falls and was a former member of Br ...

William Andounian

April 16, 1927 - - January 30, 2018

ANDOUNIAN, William H. - died peacefully and with great dignity at the age of 90, after a long life well lived on January 30, 2018 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Mahwah, while receiving Hospice Care. Born April 16, 1927, William “Bill” resided in Paterson and Haledon most of his life. He was a proud Army Veteran of World War II having served in the Aleutian Is ...

Antonio Cicerchia

May 09, 1949 - - January 29, 2018

CICERCHIA, Antonio Rocco – 68, of North Haledon passed away on January 29, 2018. Born in Italy he came to the United States in 1958 growing up in Paterson and spent most of his adult life in North Haledon. He was the owner of Anthony’s Jewelry in North Haledon and Wyckoff. Anthony was a member of the Abundant Life Worship Center in Lincoln Park where he was head usher and a ...

Robert Vanas

September 12, 1931 - - January 29, 2018

VANAS, Robert - 86, of Wayne, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018, surrounded by his family. Bob was born on September 12, 1931, in Paterson, NJ. He was the founder and CEO of Vanas Construction Co., Inc. of Bogota, New Jersey; a builder of many school and other municipal projects throughout the state. He attended the Paterson school system, Central High School, and ...

Katie Ann Mele

July 07, 1988 - - January 28, 2018

MELE, Katie Ann – 29, of Wayne passed away on January 28, 2018. Born in Teaneck she lived in Fairview before moving to Wayne in 1993. She was a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack where she was studying to be a Para-Legal. She was employed by Michael Sprague, Attorney in Hackensack. Katie Ann was a parishioner of Our Lady Of The Valley R.C. Church in Wayn ...

Jerome Gruber

July 21, 1919 - - January 26, 2018

Jerome Martin Gruber, aged 98-1/2 years, went to his heavenly reward on January 26, 2018, rejoining his late wife on the eve of their 75th wedding anniversary. Jerome was born in Chilton, Wisconsin on July 21, 1919, starting life in a difficult way as the fourth son of John and Anna (nee Hertel) Gruber in a very poor farm family. An older brother died in a farm accident when ...

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