Page 24 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • June 24, 2009 Obituaries Donald J. Bernhardt of Westminster, Maryland, formerly of Ridgewood, died June 15. He was 72. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired banker and most recently served as the commissioner of international banking for the State of Florida. Prior to that, he was the chairman and CEO of Waterhouse National Bank, now a subsidiary of TD Ameritrade. He was active in a number of professional societies, including the Institution for Foreign Bankers and the Bank Administration Institute. He was a member of the New York Athletic Club for over 30 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ridgewood. He had been a Little League baseball coach in Ridgewood. He is survived by his children, Coryann Stefansson of Great Falls, Virginia, Donald Bernhardt Jr. of Cape Coral, Florida, and Kirk Bernhardt of Sykesville, Maryland, three grandchildren, and his sister-in-law Sister Alice Kirk. He was predeceased by his wife Muriel Kirk Bernhardt. Arrangements were made by Feeney Funeral Home in Ridgewood. Memorial donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913 or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Sheila Fanning, nee Glen, of Ramsey died June 16. She was 88. She was a homemaker. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Maywood. She is survived by her children John Fanning of Ramsey, Kevin Fanning of Monroe, New York, and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Maurice J. Fanning and her son Robert Fanning. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Paramus. Irving H. Kaplan of Franklin Lakes died June 13. He was 81. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an architect and principal of Kahn & Jacobs and HOK, both of New York City. He was a past president of Temple Israel of Ridgewood and the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel. He is survived by his wife Marcella, his children David, Jonathan, Leah, Lois Meisel, Sarah Shalinsky, six grandchildren and his sister Sheila Lamonsoff. Arrangements were made by Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel. Ronald Lewis Kish of Ridgewood and Surf City died June 12. He was 68. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was Donald J. Bernhardt an owner/operator in the trucking business spending more than 20 years with New England Motor Freight of Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife Bette C. (nee Zabriskie), his daughters April-lynn Campanozzi of Keeseville, New York, Stacey Ann Perella of NAF Atsugi Japan, and Robyn Nicole Knapp of Ridgewood, two grandchildren, and his mother Florence Kish of Elmwood Park. He was predeceased by his father Lewis Kish and his brother Robert Kish. Arrangements were made by Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home in Ship Bottom. Memorial donations may be made to Surf City First Aid and Fire Company, 713 North Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, NJ 08008 or Surf City PBA 175, P.O. Box 175, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. Alice M. Knoll, nee Stempora, of Mahwah died June 16. She was 69. She was a controller of Data Systems and Software of Mahwah for over 40 years. She is survived by her husband Charles H. Knoll, her children Kenneth C. Knoll of Sparta, and Jennifer A. Kimbrough of Montgomery, Alabama, and two grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Mercer Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Joseph F. Matule Sr. of Wyckoff, formerly of Fair Lawn, Passaic and Englewood, Florida, died June 13. He was 92. Before retiring in 1982, he was the head of the electrical design department at Hoffman LaRoche in Nutley. He had served as a councilman and mayor of the Borough of Fair Lawn in the 1950s. He was a parishioner of Saint Anne R. C. Church in Fair Lawn and a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Saint Ann Council Post 2853. He is survived by his children Joseph F. Matule Jr. of Loveladies, Robert C. Matule of Fair Lawn, Kathryn Harton of Jersey City, six grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Sophia and his sons Richard Matule and Michael Matule. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Colonial Home in Fair Lawn. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. George N. McGuire of Wyckoff died June 12. He was 89. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. Before retiring in 1984, he was employed by The Port Authority of NY and NJ for 47 years. He was a parishioner of Saint Elizabeth’s R.C. Church of Wyckoff. He was a Scoutmaster in Troop 89 and served as a board member for the Boy Scout Council of Bergen County. He was a member of American Legion Post #83, Wyckoff, VFW Post #7086 and was a Saint Elizabeth’s 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus #13670. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty,” his daughter Pegeen Jones of Wyckoff, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Peter Shawn McGuire. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to Troop 89, Boy Scouts of America, c/o Mr. Ernie Reinitz, Treasurer, 434 Carlton Road, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Alice M. Knoll Sheila Fanning Joseph F. Matule Sr. Irving H. Kaplan George N. McGuire Ronald Lewis Kish Grace United Methodist Church is offering a special summer Sunday School at 10 a.m. from June 28 through Sept. 6. Registration for the summer program will begin on Sunday, June 22 at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. The Summer Sunday School theme is “Parables in the Park.” The summer school will teach Bible stories from the Old Testament. Each grade level will participate in activities pertinent to each story. Every Sunday the classes will create a page for a book that will be laminated and ready to take home by the end of the summer. The students will also ride on a hand-built “Noah’s Ark” and will have photos taken for passports and will create their own book covers. Classes will be held outside on the church grounds when weather permits and the children will be served snacks appropriate for the Old Testament stories. Grace UMC’s Nursery School has a few openings for its summer program “Summer Full of Fun” consisting of a six-week program for pre-kindergartners that runs from July 7 through Aug. 11. For more information call Director Carol Fretwell at (201) 891-4895. Grace Church is in its 129th year of existence. The church started as a mission Sunday School in a paint store on the north side of Paterson in 1868. The present church was built in Wyckoff in 1961. Grace United Methodist Church is located at 555 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff. During the summer months (starting on June 29) Grace Church will have a single worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered for children of all ages and child care is provided. Visitors are welcome. For more information on church activities call the church office at (201) 891-4595 Religious summer programs offered ������������������� ���������������������� ��������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������� Banks lending (continued from page 10) banking is a relationship-oriented business and community banks are common sense lenders. Atlantic Stewardship Bank is here to support our customers and their needs. We provide customers with loans that they can afford now and will be able to afford in the long-term.” “Wall Street may be suffering, but most community banks are in solid shape and open for business,” said Camden Fine, ICBA president and CEO. “Main Street’s community banks are the foundation of our nation’s diversified financial system. Times like we’re seeing now are exactly why the nation needs the community banking industry – to ensure that credit remains consistently and widely available in good times and bad. Today, consumers and communities can continue to rely on local community banks for their financial needs.” Fine added that the community banking business is weathering this latest crisis because community banks are well run, well capitalized and among the most tightly regulated financial institutions in the country. Community banks are reliable common sense mortgage lenders for credit-worthy borrowers, whether they sell mortgage loans into the secondary market or hold them on their own books. They also have a delinquency rate that is below the national rate for one-to-four-unit residential properties, an indication of the conservative financial principles community banks hold. To learn more about Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s mortgage lending program, visit, call (201) 444-7100 or visit one of their 13 branches located in Bergen, Morris and Passaic counties. �������������������� William Brock Jr. C.F.S.P., Mgr. NJ Lic. No. 3287 257 GODWIN AVENUE, WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 201-891-3400 FAX: 201-652-4230 William Brock Jr. C.F.S.P., Mgr. NJ Lic. No. 3287 159 GODWIN AVENUE MIDLAND PARK, NJ 07432 201-652-8844 FAX: 201-652-4230 Timothy W. Brock • John C. Vander Plaat • William Brock, Jr. Richard E. Kuipers • Gary W. Holloway • Mary I. Holloway