Page 18 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • October 28, 2009 Obituaries Constance “Connie” Mary Ardizone, nee Sgambati, of Franklin Lakes, formerly of Glen Rock, died Oct. 17. She was a homemaker. She was a parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in Franklin Lakes. She was the founder and president of HOPE (Help Our Pets Exist) for 35 years. She is survived by her husband Robert C. Ardizone of Franklin Lakes, and her siblings, Helen Midilli of Hackensack, Frank Sgambati of Woodridge, and Fred Sgambati of Hackensack. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436. Richard Jeffer of Midland Park died Oct. 18. He was 96. He was a self-employed fuel dealer. He was a founding member of the Inter-County Beagle Breeders Association. He organized the Midland Park Rangers, a semi-pro baseball team, in the 1930s. In the 1950s, he re-established the Rangers into one of the top semi-pro teams in the North Jersey area. He organized many amateur basketball and bowling teams. He was a founder of the Grandview Rod and Gun Club, Inc. He was a member and part owner of the Panther Creek Club, Inc. He was a member of the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church and served as organist for 25 years. He is survived by his sons Richard G. of Lake Pleasant, New York, Robert P. of Shohola, Pennsylvania, and Peter A. of Midland Park, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and his siblings Herman of Wyckoff, Donald of Natural Bridge Station, Virginia, and Henrietta Bender of Bradenton, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife Mathilda (nee De Haan), his two granddaughters Lori Jill and Sandra Lee, and two sisters and two brothers. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Holland Christian Home, 151 Graham Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508. Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Lemmon, nee Barr, died Oct. 13. She was 88. She taught kindergarten before serving as a substitute teacher in the Waldwick school system for over 30 years. After retiring, she was active in IGLOO, the Intergenerational Literacy Opportunity Organization. She was a member of the Highlands Presbyterian Church in Allendale. She sang in the choir for 35 years and was an elder. She recently joined a chimes choir. She was active in Girl Scouts since 1956 and a recent member of the Bergen Council’s Chapter of the Evergreen program. She is survived by her husband Earl Scott Lemmon, her daughters Linda Durham of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Gail Lloyd of Newark, Delaware, Roberta Phelps of Shaker Heights, Ohio and Janet McGovern of Brookfield, Con- Constance Mary Ardizone necticut, 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and her sister, Louise Barr of Ithaca, New York. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Highlands Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401. Edward A. Schuster of Wyckoff died Oct. 15. He was 87. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Before retiring in 1987, he was a supervisor of Tool Design, for General Electric Corp. in Paterson. He was a member of the Wyckoff Seniors. He is survived by his wife Mildred Schuster (nee Berglund) of Wyckoff, his daughter Barbara Gibbs of West Lafayette, Indiana, and his brother David A. Schuster of Fort Pierce, Florida. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. John J. Senn of Wyckoff died Oct. 19. He was 86. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Before retiring in 1993, he was a self-employed civil engineer. He is survived by his wife Katharine Senn (nee Hoffman), his children, John Senn of Las Vegas, Nevada, Fae Korteweg of Glen Ridge, Raymond Senn of Wyckoff, Elena Asencio of Glen Ridge and Fred Senn of Hampton, two grandsons, and his siblings Lucile Senn of Los Angeles, California and George Senn of Piemont, South Dakota. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 21, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Grace Tanis of Meredith, New Hampshire, formerly of Midland Park, died Oct. 19. She was 93. She is survived by her daughter Faith Dykstra of Morristown, Tennessee, her son-in-law Samuel Dykstra of Dandridge, Tennessee, and her sister Lillian DeBoer of North Haledon. She was predeceased by her husband Richard in and her brothers Lambert, Henry and Ryer. Arrangements were made by the Olthuis Funeral Home in Midland Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Faith Reformed Church, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ 07432. John M. Van Beekum of North Haledon, formerly of Midland Park, died Oct. 18. He was 91. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a self-employed carpenter and builder. He was a member of Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, serving as elder, deacon, and on the Outreach and Building committees. He is survived by wife Pauline, his children John, and Linda Baker, eight grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Holland Christian Home Foundation, 151 Graham Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508. Letters to the Editor (continued from page 17) representatives who do this. Therefore, Joel and I are supporting Kevin Rooney and Chris De Phillips for township committee. They listen! Susan and Joel Winton Wyckoff Dear Editor: I have lived in the Township of Wyckoff for 26 years. I have raised my six children in Wyckoff and I have been a successful business woman in the Wyckoff area. As a real estate agent, I am always pleased to see new families move into our area because I know that they have made the right choice to settle into our wonderful community. This is why I feel it is so important that we have the right representation for our town and why I have chosen to write this letter on behalf of Wyckoff Township Committee Candidates Kevin Rooney and Christopher DePhillips. These two gentlemen are the kind of family men with experienced business sense, who will be able to make the sensible decisions that will benefit our community. Kevin and Chris are the perfect advocates for open space preservation and responsible development in order to preserve the character of our community. They will ensure that we have a sensible and transparent budget for our residents. Between them, they have eight children and that is why I know they will continue to strive for educational excellence for the children of Wyckoff. In fact, Chris is a member of the board of trustees of the Wyckoff Education Foundation. Kevin is the chairman of the Wyckoff Zoning Board of Adjustment and has been a member since 1999. These two candidates are concerned parents and active members of the community. It is clear that they are more than qualified to represent the residents of the Township of Wyckoff. I hope you will join me in voting for them on Nov. 3. You can find out more about the candidates by contacting them at Mary Hermansen Wyckoff Dear Editor: As a longtime resident of Wyckoff, I have become increasingly concerned over the past few years over the large scale residential and commercial development that has been permitted in our town. Through research of the public sources of information, I discovered some interesting information relating to the contributor of a campaign contribution to the Rooney-DePhillips organization. The June 30, 2009 primary election filing of RooneyDePhillips for Wyckoff Township Committee (www.elec. state, cites a contribution from High Mountain Title Co., LLC. The president of High Mountain Title, www., lists Joseph A. Perconti as its president. Mr. Perconti is the attorney, hired by Wyckoff Township (with our tax dollars), to represent the Wyckoff Planning Board. Given the approvals of the planning board to the Boulder Run redevelopment, and the Russell Farm and Deep Voll Ravine residential subdivisions, this is legal advice that I would call into question. Furthermore, accepting campaign contributions form a Wyckoff Township contractor, the donation is made through a filter of a corporation, appears to me to be a conflict of interest and not to be in the best interest of Wyckoff citizens. Mr. Perconti’s law firm partner is Harold Cook, the attorney contracted by the township for our zoning board. Mr. Rooney is chair of our zoning board. Providing emotional and I am a Republican, but given that I professional to spiritual support, have choice as whom I vote for, I counseling and afinancial and has will not vote for candidate who financial ties to municipal vendors. material assistance to New James S. Dolgin, Jersey Children with cancer M.D. Wyckoff and their families. ductib Yothe good of TWyckoffle a x De Voting for ur Donations are Dear Editor: Once again Wyckoff residents have an opportunity to be heard. Last year, many of us voted for the best candidate who may not have been our party choice. However, with the election of Democrat Brian Scanlan we proved that local elections are not about voting based solely on party affiliPO Box 212 Dept. good of Wyckoff. Brian Hubert ation, but rather -for the H, Midland Park, NJ 07432 or drop bySobinofficeunited in an effort to prove this Park and Diane our have 174 Paterson Ave., Midland once again. (continued on page 24) Edward A. Schuster Voting for Rooney and DePhillips Richard Jeffer John J. Senn Grace Tanis Elizabeth Anne Lemmon John M. 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