Villadom Times Weekly Newspaper Online - December 24, 2008 Issue

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Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • December 24, 2008 Obituaries William G. Atkinson Jr. William G. Atkinson Jr. of Saddle River died Dec.14. He was 90. He was an engineer who was rated within the top half of one percent in engineering aptitude, as tested by Johnson O’Connor Human Engineer- ing Institute. His career included work with Curtis-Wright Corporation, Union Carbide, and Pratt & Whitney. He was a member of Ramapo Hills Chapel in Mahwah. He was a former member of Wyckoff Assem- bly of God. He is survived by his children Gail Arnold Atkinson of Saddle River, Abby Richmond Atkinson of Hillsdale, Amy Atkinson Scollin of Woodcliff Lake, and Susan Atkinson McKee of Ho-Ho- Kus, and four grandchildren. He was pre- deceased by his wife Cynthia Standish Richmond Atkinson. Arrangements were made by Minchin Funeral Home in Pater- son. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alznj. org; Christian Health Care Center at www. christianhealthcare.org; or World Vision at www.worldvision.org. David George Crocco David George Crocco of Ridgewood died Dec. 14. He was 71. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a lawyer and timber framer. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, the Knights of Columbus, and Men’s Cornerstone, all in Ridgewood. He is survived by his wife Martha, nee Monuis, his children Alex Crocco, Paul Crocco, and Andrea Varella, four grandchildren, and his sister Kath- leen Crocco. He was predeceased by his sister Stephanie Crocco. Arrangements were made by Feeney Funeral Home in Ridgewood. Dolores Depken Dolores Depken of Wyckoff died Dec. 15. She was 82. Prior to raising her family she had been a nurse at Bellevue Hospital in New York. She was a founding member of the Ramapo Boosters Association and participant in the Harvard Nurses Study. She is survived by her children Fred of Wyckoff, John of Pompton Plains, Diane Depken of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Carol Pec- oraro of Wyckoff; five grandchildren; and her siblings Maryanne Sekerak of Easton, Pennsylvania, Rita Stavitzski of Wilke- Barre, Pennsylvania, and John Wengryn of LIGHT A CANDLE OF LOVE. Since Christmas is a time for remembering, we are lighting a candle in our funeral home for all the families we have served this past year. As you enjoy this Christmas season, we hope this gesture will serve to remind you of Holidays past and the importance of family. May the quiet peace of Christmas fill your heart and home. Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. She was prede- ceased by her husband Fred. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Engine Company 2, PO Box 405, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Doris M. Turi Doris M. Turi, nee Grimes, of Midland Park, formerly of Haledon, died Dec. 12. She was 78. She was employed as a chef for High Mountain Country Club in Franklin Lakes for over 10 years. Previously, she was employed as a chef for the Hamilton Club in Paterson. She is survived by her children John M. Turi of Clifton, Carl Turi of Hawthorne and Christine De Young of Midland Park, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband John Turi. Arrangements were made by Browning Forshay Funeral Home in Hawthorne. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Robert John Zuidema Robert John Zuidema of Hawthorne died Dec. 15. He was 74. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Before retiring in 1994, he was vice president of Atlantic Stewardship Bank. He was a member of the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline, nee Downey, his children Beth Hagedoorn of Wayne, Bonnie Perrotta of Haledon, Brenda Strasser of Hawthorne and Barbie Resch of Wyckoff, 13 grandchildren, one great grandson, and his siblings, Doris, Donald, and John. He was predeceased by his daughter Brett. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to Tomorrows Children’s Fund, Hacken- sack University Medical Center, 30 Pros- pect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Religious Notes Celebrations at Cedar Hill Church Cedar Hill Church in Wyckoff will be celebrating Christmas on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Brown offering “God in Our Neighborhood.” The Dec. 28 morning service at 10:30 a.m. will feature “The Time Has Come.” There will be no evening service on Dec. 28. The Old Year’s Evening Service with communion will be held at 7 p.m. Rev. Brown will offer “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.” Cedar Hill Church is located at 422 Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. Phone (201) 652-4277. Advent Lutheran plans events Advent Lutheran Church invites all for the services on Christmas Eve: Family Devotional Service of Song, Scripture and Story at 5 p.m. or the Candlelight Service with Communion at 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, Communion Worship will be cel- ebrated at 10 a.m. Advent Lutheran Church has assisted listening devices and is barrier-free. A staffed nursery is available during Sunday morning service. Phone (201) 891-1031 for details. Advent Lutheran Church is located at 777 Wyckoff Avenue at the intersection of Wyckoff and Godwin avenues. Church of theNativity CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2008 Christmas Eucharistic Liturgies Christmas Eve Wednesday, December 24, 2008 4:00 PM–Children’s Family Liturgy (families with small children only) 5:30 PM–Mass for Differently-abled people 7:00 PM–Eucharistic Liturgy 9:30 PM–Choir & Congregation–Christmas Carols 10:00 PM–Eucharistic Liturgy Christmas Day Thursday, December 25, 2008 Eucharistic Liturgies–10:30 AM & 12:00 Noon New Year’s Eve Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:00 PM New Year’s Day Mary Mother of God William Brock Jr. C.F.S.P., Mgr. NJ Lic. No. 3287 William Brock Jr. C.F.S.P., Mgr. NJ Lic. No. 3287 Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 201-891-3400 • Olthuis Funeral Home, 201-652-8844 Thursday, January 1, 2009 10:30 AM – Holy Day of Obligation 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park • 201-444-6362