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This page has been established to note the passing of church members and their family members. It is arranged in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 89.
Cherished wife of Robert for 58 years
Survived by two nephews and her niece.
Born in West New York, NJ, Rose moved to Englewood Cliffs in 1958, when she married Robert Bosse. She was a retired elementary school teacher with the Weehawken public schools and was active in her community. She was a graduate of New Jersey State Teachers College in Jersey City, now New Jersey City University. Rose was a longtime parishioner and volunteer with Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maywood and a longtime volunteer in the reference department at the Englewood Public Library. She and her husband were devoted supporters of Stevens Institute of Technology and active with the Stevens Alumni Association and the Stevens Metropolitan Club. They hosted the club's annual holiday luncheon at the Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly for many years. Rose enjoyed reading, travel, cooking, growing orchids, and spending time with her many friends.
Friday, December 18, 2015.
Predeceased by her husband, "Harry" (2000) and her brother, Alfred (2010).
She is survived by her "special cousin," Elsie Rieck of Maywood.
Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
She was a private secretary at Uniroyal, Rockerfeller Center, NYC before her marriage
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the age of 92
Beloved husband of Jane (nee Allwarden)
Cherished step-father of Susan Cinquegrana and her husband Lawrence
Frederick was predeceased by his first wife, Herta "Tinni" Nilsson.
Before retiring, Frederick worked for the Port Authority of NY & NJ as an Aviation Planner.
At different times he was the Head Elder of Zion Lutheran Church,
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 92
Cherished wife of the late William P. Wiesing, Sr.
Devoted grandmother of Derek Wiesing.
Betty was the last surviving sibling of the late Marie Donaldson, Anna
Before retiring Betty worked for Bergen Pines Hospital in Paramus.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the age of 70
Donald is survived by his wife Gail Astorino Reichert
Donald was an electrical engineer and worked for Sony Corp. in North Jersey.
He was a lifelong member of Zion where he was a staple at any
He was a movie and music enthusiast, maintaining a very impressive
He used his passion for God, music and good food to inspire and
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 94
Cherished wife of the late Howard Acker.
Devoted grandmother of Christopher and Matthew
Dear sister of Elizabeth Weising.
She was a founding member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Maywood
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 92
Cherished husband of Elizabeth (nee Behnke) for 67 years
Before retiring Bill worked as a salesman.
. He was a member of the VFW Post 2183 in New Milford
Bill served Zion as President, Elder, Sunday School teacher, usher, teller and more..
Monday, July 15, 2013 at the age of 84
Beloved wife of Ralph Daniels
Dear sister of Robert Janso of Highland, NY
Loving grandmother of Marissa Ott, Ryan Ott, Cassandra Mathews,
Born in Nanticoke, PA on October 4, 1928 to the late Maria and John Janso, Sr.
Before retiring, Ann was an administrative assistant for the Hackensack
She was a member of Zion and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the age of 93
Cherished wife of Edward Fecht.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saddle River, the Lutheran Braille Workers, Treasurer of WELCA of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, and she was very passionate about being a Vacation Bible School Teacher.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 86.
Born in Brooklyn, she was a long time resident of Maywood before moving
to Midland Park in 2005.
Survivors include her daughter; Judith A. Grohbrugge and her husband Kenneth, a son William P. Loche and a son-in-law Robert Mohn. six grandchildren: Keith, Karen, Kristen, Russell, Carol and Danielle. ten great-grandchildren, three sisters: Louise Seda, Marie Malamud and Vera De Palma, and a brother Alfred Graefing.
February 21, 2013, at the age of 103, at the Meadows in Rutland in Vermont.
Mrs. Arnebold was born in Ottersberg, Germany, on September 30, 1909. She came to New Jersey in 1929. She married Robert M. Arnebold and they made their home in Maywood, N.J. She had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Maywood since 1946. She was predeceased by her son, Rudolph Carl, in 1977 and her husband in January 1991. She always had a garden full of flowers and a canning closet full of goodies that she readily gave away to all her family and friends who came to visit. She moved to Orwell in 2004 and made her home with her son.
Surviving is her son, Robert G. Arnebold Jr. and his wife Susan of Orwell, with whom she had made her home; her daughter-in-law, Jerri Ostergren and her husband John of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Linda and her husband Geno Balestra of Poultney, Rob Arnebold and his fiancée Joyce Putnam of Killington, Kristin Sasser and her husband Jamie of North Carolina and Erik Arnebold; two great-granddaughters, Kaci Jo Arnebold-O'Rourke and Elizabeth Sasser.
September 16, 2012 at the age of 68 in her home town of Bethlehem, PA.
Loving wife for 49 years of Edward.
Proud of her Bethlehem roots, which included relatives of the Moravian
Married to a former US Marine and now pastor, Edward R. Lazarchak,
She was a juried Pennsylvania Dutch Scherenchnitte artist
Celebrating her trust in Jesus, a funeral service was held in the church
Saturday, September 1, 2012 at age 88
Herman was a beloved lifelong resident of Maywood, NJ.
June 30, 2012 at age 74
Dear husband of Lorraine “Lorrie” (nee Grosch).
Before retiring, Leo worked as an Operator at BASF Corp Inmont in Lodi,
November 8, 2011 at the age of 89
Devoted wife to the late Jeremiah J. Mendez (1980)
Cherished grandmother of Julia Mendez Smith and her husband Robert,
Loving great grandmother of Natalie and Jack Mendez; Robert James III,
Dear sister of Henry F. Trapp (2004) and his wife, Emily Lou Trapp (Mehlman).
Anna worked in the engineering department at Nylok Fasteners in Paramus,
NJ, for 18 years
Anna was a longtime member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maywood,
January 26, 2011 at the age of 77
He is survived by his brothers, Byron and David Reinheimer;
A graduate of Concordia Seminary 1958, Pastor Reinheimer founded the Luther Memorial Church in Tinton Falls, N.J., in 1960. He was called to serve as the minister of Zion Lutheran Church in Maywood, N.J., in 1966. Retiring to Hertford, N.C., in 2000 he founded the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elizabeth City. Retiring again in 2005, the Reverend recently celebrated his 50th year in ministry. He continued to assist at Grace By The Sea Lutheran Church in the Outer Banks and Hertford United Methodist Church serving home communions.
Dan will be warmly remembered forever as a loving husband, father, grandfather,
September 28, 2010 at the age of 90
Beloved mother of Bruce Engelbrecht and his wife Andrea.
Loving grandmother of Robert Engelbrecht and his wife Eva Maria,
Dear sister of Violet Acker and Betty Weising.
In her spare time Viola helped cook for the homeless. She was a member
August 30, 2010 at the age of 75
Loving mother of Jeffrey Weigel and his wife Barbarajean
Cherished grandmother of Darren, Ashley, Joanne, Shawn, Eric, Hayden and Delaney.
She was a homemaker. Gail was an active member of the Maywood PTA.
March 21, 2010 at the age of 96
Devoted mother of Robert B. Donaldson, III and wife Joan of Pittsburgh,
Loving sister of the late Anna Koenig, Lola Engelbrecht, Violet Acker
all of Paramus,
Born in a farrn house in Paramus on February 4, 1914, Marie Margaret
was the first of six
Married November 21, 1935 to Robert B. Donaldson, Jr., she had two children,
Robert B., III
The church, family and friends were her whole life. Mom was baptized,
confirmed and married
Mom's family looked forward to visits with her because she was so much
fun to be with. Just
We cannot think of you, Mom, without smiling and shaking our head in
amazement at your
Doing God's work had always been a big part of your life and you did
it with such joy and love.
July 2, 2009 at the age of 82
Survived by his children K. Scott Lansey and wife Lori of Wyckoff, and
Susan Lansey of Lodi.
Bob, of Lodi, formerly of New York City and Ohio, was the manager of
the Grand Union in Carlstadt before retiring. He was a Navy veteran of
World War II. He served as a member of the usher corps at Zion and was
always willing to fill in for absent ushers.
June 27, 2009 at the age of 94
She is survived by her children Donald F. Mordhorst and his wife, Sharon
Sabina was a secretary for the Statler Hotel in NYC, the Essex House in NYC, then worked for the Bergen County Girl Scouts Association in Paramus and the Bergen County Welfare Board. She was an active member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maywood where she belonged to the Fellowship, was a Sunday School Teacher, participated in the Vacation Bible School and Altar Guild, and served as a volunteer at Noah's Ark Nursery School. She was also a member of the Maywood PTA, Golden Age and Senior Citizens of Maywood.
June 14, 2009 at the age of 89
Devoted wife for 61 years to the late William J. Bennett (2005).
Survived by her children
Dear sister of the late Frances C. Baker.
Eleanor was a resident of Maywood for 36 years before moving to River Edge for 24 years.
Eleanor graduated with an Economic degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1938 and was also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Ohio Wesleyan University. She worked as an administrative assistant for Dr. Nelson Walker of Hackensack for 25 years.
Eleanor was an active member of the Priscilla Guild and Needle Little Quilters at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church as well as a member of Marriage Encounter of Maywood, AARP of River Edge, and a volunteer member of VITA in the Maywood Public Library. She loved to spend her summers with her family at her home in Martha's Vineyard.
January 31, 2008 at the age of 56
Beloved husband of Debbie (nee Berkhofer).
Devoted father of Kaitlyn.
Lou was a manufacturer for PF Labs of Totowa for 20 years. He was Past
Exalted Ruler of Passaic Valley Elks Lodge #2111 in Totowa. He was also
an active member of Zion serving as a Head Usher and as a member of the
Board of Elders.
January 20, 2008 at the age of 68
Beloved wife of Robert Hogrefe, Sr..
Loving mother of Wayne, Lynn Kahn, and Robert, Jr. and his wife Lisa.
Grandmother of Stephan Kahn, Justin and Robert Hogrefe
Elaine was a member of Zion's Altar Guild and a 30-year Sunday School
January 13, 2008 at the age of 83
Beloved husband of Charlotte (nee Oelschlegel).
Devoted father of Gabriele Whittemore and her husband, Thomas.
Loving grandfather of Michele and Kathleen
John was a security manager with Bloomingdales in Hackensack for 38
years, retiring in 1993. After retiring, he worked at Manchester Regional
High School for 10 years. He was an Army veteran having flown eighteen
combat missions during World War II while stationed in England.
September 29, 2007 at the age of 86
Beloved wife of the late James R. (2000).
Loving mother of Barbara D. Miller and her husband Jeffrey,
and Patricia D. Pagenkopf and her husband James.
Cherished grandmother of J. Ryan Miller, Stephanie Miller Ely, and James and Michael Pagenkopf.
Irene lived in Maywood, NJ for over 50 years before moving to Independent
Living in northern Virginia for three years and Wisconsin for six months.
July 22, 2007 at the age of 70
Beloved husband to Linda (nee Ribordy).
Devoted father to Robert M. Arzinger and Denise Van Bodegon.
Grandfather to four.
Robert died of kidney cancer, diagnosed just days earlier. Mr. Arzinger was a "big-time volunteer," amassing a long list of volunteer posts since retiring in 1987 from Ford Motor Co. in Teterboro, where he was a supervisor.
He knew every stream in Little Ferry. He served as the waterfront commissioner
for the past decade.
June 20, 2007
Beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Haas)
Father of Thomas Joseph, Jeffrey Thomas and his wife Jodi and Anne Eleanor Fevoli
Grandfather to four
Born in Passaic, he had lived in Garfield before moving to Elmwood Park 48 years ago. Joe was a graduate of Alliance College Technical Institute and Rutgers University. He was a WW II veteran of the Army. Mr. Kwasnik was a supervisor and facilitator of Warranty, Customer Returns & Inventory Control Programs for General Motors Corp. for 26 years. He was also a co-ordinator of VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at the Elmwood Park Library for 20 years, a member of Rutgers Alumni, and Wallington Post 2640 V.F.W.
Joe became a communicant member of Zion on May 17th, 1964. He served
as an usher and worked on the “Andrew Mission” under Pastor Pfeiffer. Pastor
Pfeiffer presided at the marriage of Joe and Eleanor on September 28, 1957.
February 27, 2007 at the age of 95
Mother of Elizabeth Booth and her husband Harold
Grandmother to David and Scott.
Sister of Eddie (Ewald) Mordhorst and his wife Sabina
(copied from a plaque presented to her by Zion Lutheran Church in June of 1998)
Long-standing member of Zion
Babette Julia Frieda Mordhorst was born on June 7, 1911, to Ewald and Barbara (nee Schlegel) Mordhorst. She was of German descent and was able to understand German quite well. She had an older brother, Ewald (Eddie). Frieda was baptized, confirmed and married in Zion Lutheran Church in Maywood. Growing up in a house her father built on Washington Avenue, she attended Maywood schools and graduated from Hackensack High School. She attended Cooper Union Art School in New York City and studied painting and interior decoration. Frieda (as she came to be called) took work with New York Life Insurance Company, making that daily commute for many years.
Frieda met her husband, Email Gustav Koenig, through the church youth group, the Walther League. Emil was a member of St. Luke’s, Paterson. Frieda was a member of Zion, Maywood. The district was putting on a play and both Frieda and Emil had parts in it. They were told to ride to a party together after the play, and so a very long courtship began.
With the advent of World War II, Emil enlisted in the army. On one of his leaves he, along with two buddies, took the train home where he proposed, saying he had brought two ushers with him. Frieda and Emil were married the next week on February 7, 1943, at Zion after a hectic week of planning and putting together a beautiful wedding.
Emil and Frieda had one child, Elizabeth Marie, and the family moved from Maywood to River Edge, New Jersey (where they lived together until 2000).
Frieda was always there to take her daughter, Liz, to ballet, piano lessons, Brownies, and Girl Scouts. In fact she was a Brownie leader for her troop. She, too, always supported her daughter’s activities and came to every concert, game, etc., that Liz performed in.
Around 1959, Frieda entered the work force again, as registrar for the Bergen County Girl Scout Association until she retired at the age of 63.
Frieda also enjoyed many hobbies. She was a bowler from way back. Her skill with the sewing machine led to many beautiful clothes for her daughter and herself, as well as curtains, etc. She enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables, and each harvest season joined her mother in canning fruits and vegetables. She played the piano and many nights were spent by the family in song.
Frieda was an active member of Zion. She played the organ for the German service for many years. She was the choir director, again for many years, and later continued to sing in the choir under another’s leadership. She taught in the summer Bible schools and has belonged to the Priscilla Guild for as long as most people can remember. Her faith has always been evident in her life, and she was devoted to prayer and Bible reading.
She was a devoted grandmother to David and Scott. Although living far away during their growing-up years, Frieda and Emil often made the drive to Minnesota, Kentucky, or Chicago to spend time with Liz, son-in-law Harold, and David and Scott. Frieda cherished her family and had so many wonderful memories of time spent with the boys.
Upon Emil’s death in 2000 (after 57 years of marriage), Frieda moved
from her home in New Jersey to Naperville, IL, where she lived with her
daughter, Liz, and son-in-law, Harold, for 3-1/2 years. She joined
Trinity Lutheran Church where she attended Sunday services on a regular
basis. She moved into Sunrise in 2004 where she enjoyed many activities,
especially the bus trips, Bible class, and games. She was an avid
puzzler, both jigsaws and crosswords. She enjoyed the loving and
excellent care of the wonderful staff and always had a ready smile for
everyone. A gentle, quiet lady, Frieda was always concerned about
the welfare of others and always wanted to contribute in whatever way she
January 18, 2007 at the age of 93
Beloved wife of the late Albin Just (2002)
Mother of Patricia Wilhelm and her husband Ernst and Marilyn Siems and her husband Henry
Grandmother of four and Great-Grandmother of eight
Born in West New York, she lived in Guttenberg and Rochelle Park before
moving to North Bergen. She was a secretary with Richard Hudnut in
New York City. She was a member of the Rochelle Park Senior Citizens
and The Order of the Eastern Star of N.J. Amore Chapter #176 in Bogota.
She also volunteered at the Fair Lawn Nutrition Center.
Beloved wife of the late Lincoln Koenig.
Devoted mother of Betty Ann Lindhurst, Linda Keil and her husband John,
and Alan Koenig and his wife Judith
Active in many of the church organizations at Zion Lutheran Church in Maywood. She was a former member of the Ambulance Corp and former Girl Scout Leader.
There is hardly a committee or organization at Zion that has not felt
her presence…she taught Sunday school; served on the Altar Guild where
she served as directress; a member of the Priscilla Guild since she was
a young woman and held the offices of secretary, president and membership
chairman; a member and officer of the Fellowship Society; a member of the
usher staff; assisted in preparing meals for the homeless; a member of
Voters and Quilters, led the Craft Fair for several years, and is one of
the holders of the coleslaw recipe served at the annual Fish ‘n Chips dinners.
When a volunteer was needed, Anna raised her hand. Anna’s talents were
many and varied and she was willing to share them. God richly blessed her
and through her His gifts were spread to others.
August 15, 2006
Husband of the late Agnes (nee Fuchs) (2006)
Father of Nancy Clark and her husband Fred, and Edward D. Harrow, Jr. and his wife Carolyn
Grandfather of five, great grandfather of 3
Before retiring, he was a transit bus driver with Manhattan Coach Line
in New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars Romaine Sinniger Post 3484 in Saddle Brook.
May 27, 2006 at the age of 84
Wife of Edward D. Harrow for 65 years
Mother of Nancy Clark and her husband Fred, and Edward D. Harrow Jr. and his wife Carolyn
Grandmother of five, great grandmother of 3
She resided for 84 years in Saddle Brook. Over the years as a devoted
member of the community she served as a scout leader, and a member of the
elections committee. She attended Zion Luthern Church of Maywood
her entire life, being baptized, confirmed and married in the church. Her
life reflected her strong faith and was characterized by serving, remembering
and giving to those around her and to her church .
January 1, 2006 at the age of 84
Beloved husband of the late Hildegarde Gralert (nee Siebert)(1995)
Devoted father of Richard S. Gralert
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Gralert grew up in Hudson County. He lived
in Paramus and Highland Lakes before moving to Newton in 1997. He served
in the United States Army Med-Corp. in Alaska during World War II. He retired
in 1986 from Kentile Floors in Brooklyn, New York after 37 years.
December 15, 2005 at the age of 102
Beloved wife of the late Martin O’Brien (1940)
Mother of William O'Brien and the late Martin C. O’Brien
Grandmother of four, great grandmother of five.
Born in Paramus on October 25, 1903 she became a long time resident of Maywood upon her marriage to Martin O’Brien. Before retiring she worked for the Bergen County Surrogates Office, the Bergen Evening Record, Public Service Electric and Gas and The Federal Paperboard Company.
She began a long time career of volunteer service spanning over 50 years.
She served the Borough and Bergen County in various capacities serving
on such groups as the Maywood Senior Citizens Board of Directors, Maywood
Senior Citizens Advisory Council, Maywood Senior Citizens Nutrition Program,
and the Bergen County Special Transportation Citizens Advisory Committee.
She organized and led the Maywood Bergen Pines Santa-cade for over 50 years.
She was a member of the Maywood Republican Club, Maywood Senior Citizens
Club, Pricilla Guild of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Arts and Crafts
Club of the Zion Lutheran Church.