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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).
Rose (Spero) Bosse
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 89. 

Cherished wife of Robert for 58 years 

Survived by two nephews and her niece.
She is predeceased by her two sisters and her brother. 

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.  

Adele (Sichau) Menzer
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 

Frederick Nilsson
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the age of 92

Beloved husband of Jane (nee Allwarden)
Loving father of Wayne and his wife Lynn, 
Dale E. Nilsson and 
Joy S. Thomsen and her husband Keith. 

Cherished step-father of Susan Cinquegrana and her husband Lawrence
And Nancy Wright and her husband Fred. 
Adored grandfather of Erica, Austin, Ashley and Devon, 
step-grandfather of Sarah, Lawrence, Bill, Ben, Courtney and Baily. 
Great Grandfather of 6. 

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, 
the president of the congregation, and a member of the Fellowship Club.

Elizabeth "Betty" (Behnke) Wiesing
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 92

Cherished wife of the late William P. Wiesing, Sr.
Loving mother of William P. Wiesing, Jr. and his wife Susan
and Douglas John Wiesing. 

Devoted grandmother of Derek Wiesing.

Betty was the last surviving sibling of the late Marie Donaldson, Anna Koenig,
Lola Engelbrecht, Violet Acker and John H. Behnke. 

Before retiring Betty worked for Bergen Pines Hospital in Paramus. 

Donald W.Reichert
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the age of 70

Donald is survived by his wife Gail Astorino Reichert
His daughter Kristin Zobel and her husband Joseph; 
and two loving grandsons, Tyler and J.J. 

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 
church event, including services as an usher and during weekly bible study. 

He was a movie and music enthusiast, maintaining a very impressive 
vintage record collection and thousands of movie titles. 

He used his passion for God, music and good food to inspire and 
comfort everyone whom was fortunate enough to know him. 

Violet (Behnke) Acker
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 94

Cherished wife of the late Howard Acker.
Beloved mother of Howard W. Acker, Jr. and his wife Debra of Rochelle Park. 

Devoted grandmother of Christopher and Matthew 
and great-grandmother of Violet and Emily. 

Dear sister of Elizabeth Weising.

She was a founding member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Maywood
and she remained active there throughout her life. 

William "Bill," Wiesing, Sr.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 92

Cherished husband of Elizabeth (nee Behnke) for 67 years
Beloved father of William P. Wiesing Jr. and his wife Susan of Toms River
and Douglas John Wiesing. 
Devoted grandfather of Derrick Wiesing.

Before retiring Bill worked as a salesman.

.  He was a member of the VFW Post 2183 in New Milford 
and was an Army veteran who served our country proudly during WWII.

Bill served Zion as President, Elder, Sunday School teacher, usher, teller and more.. 

Ann (Janso) Daniels
Monday, July 15, 2013 at the age of 84

Beloved wife of Ralph Daniels
Devoted mother of Linda Daniels of Hampton Township and Gregory Daniels of Stroudsburg, PA. 

Dear sister of Robert Janso of Highland, NY 
and the late Mary, John Jr., Walter, Elsie, Rudy, and Emil. 

Loving grandmother of Marissa Ott, Ryan Ott, Cassandra Mathews, 
Justin Ott, Mark Langille, and Kyle Daniels.

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 
Housing Authority for twenty years. 

She was a member of Zion and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Marta (Kakosh) Fecht
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the age of 93

Cherished wife of Edward Fecht. 
Loving mother of Marguerite (Nicholas) Fecht-Sette of Rochelle Park, NJ, and
Susan (Robert Poliseo) Fecht of Rochelle Park, NJ. 
Adored grandmother of Luke Poliseo.

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.

Evelyn A. Loche

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 86.


From 1999 Directory

Born in Brooklyn, she was a long time resident of Maywood before moving to Midland Park in 2005.
Mrs. Loche worked at Stepan Chemical Company in Maywood as an office assistant before retiring in 1978. Her husband Gunter died in 2003 and her daughter Ellen J. Mohn died in 2010.

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. 

Louise M. Arnebold

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.

Susan May (Weiss) Lazarchak

September 16, 2012 at the age of 68  in her home town of Bethlehem, PA.

Loving wife for 49 years of Edward.
Loving mother of Charles and Adam Lazarchak
Sister of Arthur W. and William W. Weiss
Grandmother of three grandchildren.
Daughter of the late Arthur W. W. and Zelda May (Matz) Weiss

Proud of her Bethlehem roots, which included relatives of the Moravian faith, 
she also boasted three members who fought in the Civil War and the American Revolution. 
Until her illness, she made her home in the house once owned by 
her grandparents Frank and Zelda (Biery) Matz. 

Married to a former US Marine and now pastor, Edward R. Lazarchak, 
her only calls to leave the town she grew up in were to follow his career. 

She was a juried Pennsylvania Dutch Scherenchnitte artist 
who also enjoyed oil painting and water color. 

Celebrating her trust in Jesus, a funeral service was held in the church her 
great-grandparents Edwin and Annie (Serfass) Biery helped establish 
and where she was baptized and confirmed, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Bethlehem

Herman A. Hoeschele

Saturday, September 1, 2012 at age 88
Beloved husband of 53 years to the late Florence M. (nee Fox).
Loving father of Heidi Wrocklage and her husband George.
Dear brother of the late Lucille Mueller.
Cherished grandfather of Brian, Heather and Scott. 

Herman was a beloved lifelong resident of Maywood, NJ.
He was a retired engineer for New Jersey Bell in Hackensack, NJ (1985). 
He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army,
a member of the American Legion Post #142 in Maywood,
a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers,
past Treasurer of Maywood Exempt Relief Assoc.,
a lifetime member of Peerless Engine Company #2 in Maywood,
and a member of the Maywood Senior Citizens. 

Leo Francis Lowry

June 30, 2012 at age 74

Dear husband of Lorraine “Lorrie” (nee Grosch). 
Beloved father of Paul Lowry and his wife Beth of Midland Park, 
Christopher Lowry and his wife Donna of Chester, 
John Lowry of Saddle Brook, 
Carolee Lowry of Brooklyn, NY 
and Nancy Lowry of Brooklyn, NY. 
Loving grandfather of Kimberley, Paul, Amber, Aidan and Shea. 
Predeceased by his first wife Lucille (1971).

Before retiring, Leo worked as an Operator at BASF Corp Inmont in Lodi, NJ. 
He was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook.

Anna M. (Trapp) Mendez

November 8, 2011 at the age of 89

Devoted wife to the late Jeremiah J. Mendez (1980)
Mother of John W. Mendez, who was killed in action in Vietnam (1969)
and to her surviving children Arthur T. Mendez and his wife, Martha (Brick)
and Richard P. Mendez and his wife, Janet (Draper). 

Cherished grandmother of Julia Mendez Smith and her husband Robert, 
John Mendez and his wife Melissa (Walker), Jeremiah Mendez and his wife Paula (Spinato), 
and Elizabeth Mendez Creveling and her husband Peter. 

Loving great grandmother of Natalie and Jack Mendez; Robert James III, Alexandra, 
and Daniel Smith; and Mia and Chase Creveling. 

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
as well as on the assembly line at Kolsman Instrument and United Aircraft on Long Island, NY.

Anna was a longtime member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maywood, NJ, 
where she served as President of the Fellowship and of the Priscilla Guild, 
Chair of the Altar Guild and of the Evangelism Committee, and a member of the choir and 
the Quilters. She most recently was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie, PA. 

The Rev. Daniel REINHEIMER

January 26, 2011 at the age of 77

He is survived by his brothers, Byron and David Reinheimer;
his children, Peter Reinheimer, Gretchen Reinheimer, Paul Reinheimer, Heidi Klewicki;
his beloved wife, Doris and her children Carla Morse, Chris Wrolstad, Eric Wrolstad;
and 13 grandchildren.

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, 
brother, friend, faithful Christian and passionate fisherman! 

Viola C. (Behnke) ENGELBRECHT

September 28, 2010 at the age of 90
Dear wife of William Engelbrecht (1978).

Beloved mother of Bruce Engelbrecht and his wife Andrea.

Loving grandmother of Robert Engelbrecht and his wife Eva Maria,
and Andrea Dunbar and her husband Matthew.
Loving great-grandmother of Sara and Megan Dunbar. 

Dear sister of Violet Acker and Betty Weising.
Predeceased by her sisters Marie Donaldson and Anna Koenig, and brother John Behnke.

In her spare time Viola helped cook for the homeless. She was a member of the 
Priscilla Guild Women's Organization, Alter Guild, Women's Craft Club and 
the Women's quilting Club of Zion Lutheran Church. 
She was also a member of the Women's Missionary League and 
a lifelong parishioner of Zion Lutheran Church. 

Gail M. (Larson) WEIGEL

August 30, 2010 at the age of 75
Beloved wife of Roland “Ronnie” Weigel.

Loving mother of Jeffrey Weigel and his wife Barbarajean
and Christopher Weigel and his wife Joy.

Cherished grandmother of Darren, Ashley, Joanne, Shawn, Eric, Hayden and Delaney.

She was a homemaker. Gail was an active member of the Maywood PTA.

Marie (Behnke) Donaldson

March 21, 2010 at the age of 96
Beloved wife of the late Robert B. Donaldson, Jr.

Devoted mother of Robert B. Donaldson, III and wife Joan of Pittsburgh, PA,
and Janice Dorsey and husband Joseph, Jr. of Red Bank.
Loving grandmother of Katherine Donaldson, Karen O'Connell, Kimberly Hauff,
David Dorsey, Joseph R. Dorsey, III and great-grandmother of seven.

Loving sister of the late Anna Koenig, Lola Engelbrecht, Violet Acker all of Paramus, 
Betty Wiesing of Oradell and the late John H. Behnke.

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MEMORIES OF OUR MOTHER, MARIE DONALDSON 

Born in a farrn house in Paramus on February 4, 1914, Marie Margaret was the first of six 
children born to Elizabeth and Henry Behnke. As the oldest, she helped to raise her younger 
siblings and helped out with the housework as Grandma and Grandpa toiled in the fields.

Married November 21, 1935 to Robert B. Donaldson, Jr., she had two children, Robert B., III
and Janice Ann, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
. They were married fifty-eight  years when Dad died Christmas day, 1993. 

The church, family and friends were her whole life. Mom was baptized, confirmed and married
in Zion Lutheran Church, Maywood and continued to be an active member until 2004. 

Mom's family looked forward to visits with her because she was so much fun to be with. Just 
listening to her and her siblings talk about the good old days was not only a history of the family,
but is also a verbal record of the times before, during and after WorId War II. If laughter is the 
best medicine, then this family is very healthy! 

We cannot think of you, Mom, without smiling and shaking our head in amazement at your 
energy, your good humor, your positive attitude and your tremendous faith. You were such 
a terrific role model and taught us so much - about making a home a pleasant place to be, 
about being a caring, capable, honest, and believing person. 

Doing God's work had always been a big part of your life and you did it with such joy and love. 
We thank you for giving us life, for nurturing us and, most of all, for always being there with your guidance, support and love. We're proud to call you "Mom" and we will always love you. 
Rest in peace ... 

Robert K. Lansey 

July 2, 2009 at the age of 82
Beloved husband of Daisy (nee Burgi)(deceased)

Survived by his children K. Scott Lansey and wife Lori of Wyckoff, and Susan Lansey of Lodi. 
Loving grandfather of Kenneth and Kyle Lansey. Dear brother of Arthur Lansey of Wayne.

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. 
 

Sabina F. (Frylinck) Mordhorst 

June 27, 2009 at the age of 94
Devoted wife to the late Ewald J. Mordhorst (1988).

She is survived by her children Donald F. Mordhorst and his wife, Sharon L. (Rokos)
and Richard E. Mordhorst and his wife, Linda (Warner). 
Cherished grandmother of Barbara Tehrani, and her husband Justin, 
Deborah Mordhorst, and Jason Mordhorst. 
Loving great grandmother of Madeleine Tehrani.

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. 

Eleanor C. (Codding) Bennett
June 14, 2009 at the age of 89
Devoted wife for 61 years to the late William J. Bennett (2005).

Survived by her children
William H. Bennett and his wife, Elizabeth S., and Nancy B. Davis and her husband, Jonathan E.
Cherished grandmother of Jonathan E. Davis Jr. and his wife, Jessica,
Lindsay A. Davis, Caitlin S. Davis, and Miranda E. Bennett.

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.

Lou McCormack
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.
 

Elaine Hogrefe
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 teacher.
 

John C. Walker, Jr.
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. 
 

Irene (Viebrock) Day
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. 
 

Robert Arzinger
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. 
He also had served on the Environmental Commission and the Planning Board, as well as on several municipal boards, Mr. Arzinger represented Little Ferry at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission meetings and coached Little League.
 

Joseph Kwasnik
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.
 

Vera Cash


Babette Julia Frieda (Mordhorst) Koenig
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. 

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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 could. 
 

Mabel (Arnold) Just
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.
 

Anna E. (Behnke) Koenig
12/15/2006
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.
 

Edward  D.  Harrow  Sr. 
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.
 

Agnes (Fuchs) Harrow
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 . 
 

Otto Gralert
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. 
 

Bertha O'Brien
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.