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Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • 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-
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 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.
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 Neighbor-
hood.” The Dec. 28 morning service at
10:30 a.m. will feature “The Time Has
Come.” There will be no evening service
on Sunday, 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
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 celebrated 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