Villadom Times Weekly Newspaper Online - December 24, 2008 Issue
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Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • 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 Engineering Institute. His career
included work with Curtis-Wright Cor-
poration, Union Carbide, and Pratt &
Whitney. He was a member of Ramapo
Hills Chapel in Mahwah. He was a
former member of Wyckoff Assembly 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 Pat-
erson. 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 sur-
vived by his wife Martha, nee Monuis, his
children Alex Crocco, Paul Crocco, and
Andrea Varella, four grandchildren, and
his sister Kathleen Crocco. He was pre-
deceased by his sister Stephanie Crocco.
Arrangements were made by Feeney
Funeral Home in Ridgewood.
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-
LIGHT A CANDLE
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
Barre, Pennsylvania, and John Wengryn
of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. She was pre-
deceased by her husband Fred. Arrange-
ments 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 Ham-
ilton 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 grandchil-
dren 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 Stew-
ardship Bank. He was a member of the
Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in
Wyckoff. He is survived by his wife Jac-
queline, nee Downey, his children Beth
Hagedoorn of Wayne, Bonnie Perrotta
of Haledon, Brenda Strasser of Haw-
thorne 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. Memo-
rial donations may be made to Tomorrows
Children’s Fund, Hackensack University
Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue,
Hackensack, NJ 07601.
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
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
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
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Eucharistic Liturgies–10:30 AM & 12:00 Noon
New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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