Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • April 22, 2009 Obituaries Barbara Boyd Bensen of Ridgewood died April 15. She was 87. She had been a Realtor in Ridgewood for over 50 years, starting with her own office Bensen Real Estate, and then Walstrum, Gordon, and Forman, Gunster Real Estate, Coldwell Banker and, most recently, Ridgewood Realty. She was a member of the Ridgewood Northwest Bergen Board of Realtors. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Mazor of Wyckoff and Wendy McAlister, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Milton and Viola Boyd and her brother Chapin Boyd. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. William Julius Brown Jr. died April 10. He was 83. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was employed as an electrical engineer for Gibbs & Hill, New York, New York for over 20 years. He was a parishioner of Saint Anthony’s RC Church in Hawthorne. He was a member of the American Legion, Glen Rock. He is survived by his wife Irene E. Brown (nee Sullivan), his son Christopher D. Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, and 10 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Ruby (nee Reynolds) and his sister Winifred Brown. Arrangements were made by Browning Forshay Funeral Home in Hawthorne. Memorial donations may be made to soldiers’ families serving in the war, Teaneck Family Assistance Program, C/O Commander Tom Egan, 42 Beekman Place, Glen Rock, NJ 07452, or the Glen Rock Ambulance Corps. Doris Fitzsimmons of Upper Saddle River, formerly of Union and Convent Station, died April 11. She was 82. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper for Footnotes in Millburn for 26 years. She is survived by her daughter Doris Fitzsimmons Tracey of Upper Saddle River, and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband James Fitzsimmons. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Barbara Boyd Bensen John Flaker of Ridgewood died April 15. He was 92. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He served as the first purchasing agent for the Village of Ridgewood for over 30 years. He was a member of Westside Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, the Hobbyist of Ridgewood and Fidelity Lodge #55, F&AM, Ridgewood. He was a founding and life member of the two professional purchasing agent organizations of New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Jean I. Flaker, his son John R. Flaker of Fair Lawn, two nieces, and one nephew. Arrangements were made by Olthuis Funeral Home in Midland Park. Memorial donations may be made by The Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Reverend John K. Gurski of Allendale died on April 10. He was 70. He was ordained by Most Reverend Thomas A. Boland, STD, Archdiocese of Newark, on May 23, 1964. He served as parochial vicar at Holy Spirit/Help of Christians Parish in East Orange (1964-76), chaplain at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Orange (1976-81), parochial vicar at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in North Arlington (1981-82), parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Secaucus (1982-84), parochial vicar at Holy Trinity RC Church in Hackensack (1985-87), pastor of Saint Anne Parish in Jersey City (1990-94), parochial vicar at Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish in Hillside (1994-95) and pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Garfield (1995-2004). He is survived by his brother Stanley F. Gurski, his nieces Marybeth Markland and Nicole Stanchina, and two great nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Helen J. (nee Jasinski). Arrangements were made by the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home in Hackensack. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, P. O. Box 476, Convent Station, NJ 07961-0476. Martha K. Jungling of Ridgewood died April 12. She was 88. Before retiring, she was an executive secretary with Royal Indemnity Co., New York, New York. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church in Ridgewood, where she was past president of the Rosary Altar Society. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Evelyn Jungling. Arrangements were made by Feeney Funeral Home in Ridgewood. Memorial donations may be made to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary, 672 Passaic Avenue, Kearney, NJ 07032. John Flaker Ridgewood Notes (continued from page 15) Community Meals seeks participants Community Meals, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of the homebound, elderly, convalescent, and handicapped in Allendale, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, and Waldwick, is seeking new participants who meet these criteria. Volunteers will deliver two meals, one hot and one cold, each day, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call Community Meals at (201) 447-8295 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Community Meals Inc. depends on private donations to keep the meals affordable and to ensure continued service to the recipients. Donations may be mailed to Community Meals, Inc., c/o Christ Church, 105 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Valley offers pain relief program The Valley Hospital Community Health Department is offering a free evening education program titled “Pain with a Capital P!” Fifty million people experience chronic pain, and four out of 10 do not get adequate relief. Learn more at this presentation, led by a physician from the Pain Management Center at The Valley Hospital. Hear about new treatment options for pain, including medications, surgery, and other therapeutic modalities. This free 90 minute program will be held on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at The Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road in Paramus. Space is limited. To register or for more information, call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-8255391) or Family service offered Families are invited to a Participatory Family Service on Friday, May 8 at Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center in Ridgewood. There will be lively singing, stories, and Shabbat warmth led by Rabbi David Saltzman, Cantor Caitlin Bromberg, and Director of Education Rabbi Sharon Litwin. The service is geared toward families with children of all ages, especially those ages four through 13. Services begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a celebratory Oneg Shabbat dessert reception. This service is open to the entire community. For more information, call (201) 444-9320. Reverend John K. Gurski William Julius Brown Jr. Doris Fitzsimmons Martha K. 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Webb 649 Franklin • 201-891-3253 • Interim Dr. Glen Lee Kliewer SUNDAY 9:45am Bible Study •• 11am Morning Worship • 6pm Evening Worship 9:45am Bible Study 11am Morning Worship • 6pm Evening Worship WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY 7pm: Awana Clubs (ages 3 to grade 6) • 7:30pm: Junior Youth Ministry 7:15pm: Awana Clubs (age 3 to grade 6) • 7:15pm: Jr/Sr Youth Ministry 7:30pm Adult Bible Study and Prayer Franklin Lakes Baptist Church Church Franklin Lakes Looking for...Traditional Music and Bible Preaching? You’ll Find it at HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH - LCMS THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 125 Glasgow Terr, Mahwah. 201-529-2117 The Episcopal Wednesday MidlandWorship Schedule Sunday and Parish for Evening Park and Wyckoff Sunday Ave - Midland Worship 10:15AM 497 GodwinBible— 9:15AM - Park — 201-444-6168 Wednesday - Worship 7:30PM The The Rev. Charles N. Arlin Website:Rev. Charles N. Arlin, Rector Sundays: 8, 9:30 (Contemporary) 11a.m. Eucharists Italian Festival set The Men’s Fellowship of Emmanuel Baptist Church will sponsor an Italian Festival at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the church on Saturday, May 2. The church is located at the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street in Ridgewood. The menu will feature a variety of traditional Italian food. Proceeds will be used to support mission projects of the Men’s Fellowship. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and can be purchased by calling the church office at (201) 444-7300 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. by Tuesday, April 28. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, food, and music while supporting a worthwhile cause. Christ Church Rummage Sale set The Women’s Guild of Christ Church and Providing emotional Ridgewood’s annual Rummage spiritual be held on professional 24 Sale will support, Friday, April from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. counseling and financial and to noon. The sale will be held in the Greatto New Christ material assistance Hall of Church located at Cottage Place and Franklincancer This Jersey Children with Avenue. event will feature household items, jewelry, attic treasures, and their families. appliances, books, toys, and clothing. Proceedsufrom the d ctible You Guild outreachax Descholarship sale benefit the Women’s o r D nations are T and programs. Contact the church office at (201) 652-2350. HOLY Adult Forum and Education at at 9:00 a.m. Sundays Nursery,CROSS NURSERY SCHOOL only) 8 and 10 a.m. Eucharist • (July — August 9:30 a.m. Half & Extended Day Programs - Openings Nursery and Education at - Call for • New Mommy & Me Program 10:00 a.m. Details We are handicapped accessible Website: • 7:30pm: Adult Bible Study and Prayer THE CHURCH OF Reformed Church Abundant LifeTHE GOOD SHEPHERD The Lafayette Ave., Wyckoff Park and Wyckoff 475 Episcopal Parish for Midland• 201-444-8038 497 Godwin Ave — Midland Park — 201-444-6168 Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 AM The Rev. Charles N. Arlin (Nursery (July — August Sundays 8 and 10 a.m. Eucharist •Available) at 9:00 a.m. only) Sunday School 9:15am - a.m. Ages Nursery and Education at 10:00 All Pastor – Rev. Dr. Gene Poll Introduce Your House Of Worship In Our RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY THE CHURCH OF Christian Church THE GOOD SHEPHERD Powerhouse for Midland Park and Wyckoff The Episcopal Parish SundaysSunday a.m. Eucharist • (July — August at 9:00 a.m. only) 8 and 10 Worship Service ~ 10:30 a.m. Nursery & Children’s & and Education atduring(Infants - 5th grade) Nursery Church during service service Nursery Children’s Church 10:00 a.m. Sr. Pastor Jeff Sr. Pastor•Jeff Boucher • Assoc. Vadala Greg Valdala Rick VerHage Boucher Assoc. Pastor Greg Pastor • Lay Pastor CALL 201-652-0744 YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER 500 West Main Street, Suite Park — 201-444-6168 2, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 497 500 West Ave — Midland 2, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 Godwin Main Street, Suite phone: 201-540-1993 • e-mail phone: 201-825-3533 • e-mail: The Rev. Charles N. Arlin Sunday Worship Service - 9:00am & 10:45am Kid’zmusik program for children Kid’zmusik will be offered at the Village Community Center on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. This enthusiastic, energetic, and educational hands-on program is suitable for toddlers Dept. H,early elementaryNJ 07432 PO Box 212 - through Midland Park, aged students. Admission is office two and up. As seating is limited, or drop by our$5, ages174 Paterson Ave., Midland Park it is suggested tickets be purchased in advance at the recreation office at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For additional information, call (201) 670-5560. EMMANUEL CANCER FOUNDATION 201-612-8118