September 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 19 Nancy Durrett Hall Nancy Durrett Hall, devoted mother and friend, died peacefully on April 11, 2009 in Ruston, Louisiana. She was 73 years old and was a Ramsey resident for 37 years. Nancy was a Louisiana native who moved to Ramsey with her family in 1970. Right away, she became active in the First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey. In 2007, as she prepared to retire to Louisiana, Nancy and her husband John were honored by the church for all their years of good works and tireless volunteerism. Nancy was also known in the community for her contributions as a Board of Adjustment member and chair, Planning Board member and Borough Councilwoman. Her devotion to politics included a stint as Council President and a well remembered campaign for mayor. Following her Borough Council days she pursued a successful career as a Real Estate Agent as well as becoming the first Project Manager for Office Court in Ramsey. She was a long time member of the Northwest Bergen County Utility Authority. In retirement, Nancy was the Executive Administrator for the American Child Psychoanalytic Association. For 41 years, Nancy was a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization. She was also a stalwart supporter of the many endeavors of West Bergen Mental Health. Nancy’s active and energetic works in the causes she felt passionate about are an important part of her legacy. But for all of her accomplishments, she was most proud of her four children. All are graduates of Ramsey High School and are now pursuing their individual careers and raising families. She was a kind grandmother who loved watching her grandchildren grow and thrive. Nancy Hall never lost her sweet charm, strong southern accent, gracious hospitality, or great sense of fun. She was a devoted friend and supporter to many. She opened her home to an AFS student from Brazil who attend Ramsey High School; to the son of good friends who wanted to attend his senior year at RHS; to a Russian mother and young son who were in the US for his heart surgery; and always to countless friends and families who needed a warm and caring home. Nancy especially loved having get-togethers with other families, which bred lasting friendships that have spanned generations. She frequently recounted anecdotes from those gatherings in her annual “Hall Street Journal”, which kept everyone connected. Nancy was a farmer’s daughter born in Arcadia, Louisiana on September 19, 1935. The cotton farm of her youth later became a loblolly pine tree farm and she continued her father’s legacy of land stewardship by becoming a proud tree farmer and active in the Louisiana Forestry Association. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and later attended graduate school at Louisiana State University. She was well known for her lively book reviews which entertained many ladies groups. Nancy was also known as an ardent Yankee fan - one of her favorite activities was taking her sons to the Yankee games. As she grew older she relished the times her sons took her and her grandsons to Yankee Stadium. Nancy Hall is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Hall, and their four children – Rachel Hall May Providing emotional and and her husband, spiritualand children E.N., Kayla Ernest, support, professional counseling Andrew Durrett Hall, and Michael of Great Falls, VA;and financial and and his wife, Lori, material assistance Rescue, CA; and daughter, Gia, of to New Timothy John Hall Jersey Children withand children and his wife, Dawn, cancer and their Louisiana; Jacob and Katie, of Monroe, families. and ductib e Rebecca le Yo T and Hall Burton and herurhusband, Larry,ax D children Donations are Amanda and William of Arlington, VA. She is survived by her sister, Mary Beth Lowery, a niece, and 3 greatnieces and countless cousins. A Celebration of the life of Nancy Durrett Hall will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, September 19 at the First Presbyterian Church, Ramsey, NJ. A Southern style PO Box 212 - Dept. H, Midland Park, NJ 07432 lunch will our office 174 Paterson Ave., Midland Park or drop byfollow the service. There will be a dedication of a Memorial bench in her name at Finch Park later that afternoon. All are invited and welcome to attend. Obituaries Colonel Elliot Edward Coley of Mahwah died Sept. 2. He was attached to the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington D.C. He was a candidate to graduate in June of 2010 from the U.S. Army War College as a unit commander. He was involved in the early campaign in Iraq for gathering intelligence. He received many service commendations and medals, including: the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Awards, two Army Achievement Medals, three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, Army Superior Unit Award, six Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism, and several others. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, and his children Casey Leigh, Hailey Nicole, and Andrew Jackson, his parents, Dan, and Shirley Coley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, his brothers Jack Coley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Steve Coley of Carlsbad, California. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005 and the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington DC 20077-7491. Anthony B. Fabio of Ramsey died Sept. 4. He was 82. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Ramsey, the Leisure Club of Ramsey, and the World Wide Marriage Encounter. He was a parishioner and Eucharistic minister at Saint Paul RC Church in Ramsey, and a 4-H leader. He is survived by his wife Catherine (nee Labe), his children, Margaret Alphonse of New Windsor, New York, Joseph Fabio of Aurora, Colorado and Catherine Fabio of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings Mary Buletza, Anne Fabio, Jean Nickels, and twin sister, Asumpta Fabio. Arrangements were made by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to donations may be made to the Leptondale Christian Academy, Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550. Katherine Mandas, nee Tsakalos, of Mahwah died Sept. 6. She with her husband founded the Empress Diner in Fair Lawn. She had previously owned, with her husband, The Alps Restaurant, and the Town Diner, both in Paterson. She was a parishioner of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff. She was president of the Saint Nicholas Philoptohos, president of the Daughters of Penelope Cadmus Chapter, Secretary of the Saint Athansiaos Philoptohos, member of the Kale Parea Group, and one of the co-founders of the Hellenic Women’s Group. She had been a volunteer at the Kurth Cottage in Valley Hospital. She is survived by her daughter Claire Melissas of Mahwah, five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and her sister Agnes Tsakalos. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew, her daughter, Arsie Gagis and her brothers, Colonel Elliot Edward Coley George and Michael Tsakalos. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Inc. in Fair Lawn. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Nicholas Building Fund, 467 Grandview Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Jane D. Stolarz, nee Helhoski, of Keansburg, formerly of Upper Saddle River, died Sept. 8. She was 88. She had been a dental assistant for Dr. Eli Gold in Ramsey for 15 years. She is survived by her daughters Karen Baker of Atlantic Highlands, and Joan Talmadge of Wellesley, Massachussets, four grandchildren, a step granddaughter, and her brother John Helhoski of Ridgewood. She was predeceased by her husband Walter J. Stolarz, and her son Robert Stolarz. Arrangements were made by Laurel Funeral Home in West Keansburg. Memorial donations may be made to Care Alternatives Hospice, Cranford, NJ 07016. Shinichi Takagi of Upper Saddle River died Sept. 4. He was 67. Before retiring, he was employed at Sony Corporation for 30 years. He is survived by his wife Mariko, his daughters Fumiko Mabilon, Yumiko Azam, and Masako, and one grandson. Arrangements were made by BizubQuinlan Funeral Home in Clifton. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation, 350 Boulevard, Passaic, NJ 07055. Robert D. Wallendal of Wyckoff died Sept. 4. He was 62. He was employed by Stop & Shop, previously the Grand Union, in Wyckoff for 22 years. He was a member of the Abundant Life Reformed Church in Wyckoff and a member of the Friendship Ministries. He is survived by his parents, Daniel W. and Betty (nee Masterton) and his sisters, Nancy Bassman of Scotch Plains, and Janet Wallendal of Wyckoff. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat, 700 Mountain Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or the Friendship Ministries, c/o Jessie Ver Hage, 3217 Warrens Way, Wanaque, NJ 07465. George Henry Wrocklage Jr. of Waldwick died Sept. 3. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Before retiring in 1985, he was an industrial engineer at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover. He was a parishioner of Saint Luke’s R.C. Church in Ho-Ho-Kus. He is survived by his wife Josephine A. (nee Jones), his children, Thomas E. of Waldwick, Daniel G. of Kinnelon, Michael J. of Santa Barbara, California, Richard D. of Haskell, James P. of Waldwick, Donald of Oakland, George J. of Upper Saddle River, Elizabeth M. Wrocklage of Waldwick, and Eileen Pillori of Denville, 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and his sister, Rita A. O’Connor of Bronxville, New York. He was predeceased by his son, George “Geordie” H. Wrocklage III, and his siblings John F., Virginia McNamara and Marion DiTolla. Arrangements were made by Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff. Memorial donations may be made to the Waldwick Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 244, Waldwick, NJ 07463. Jane D. Stolarz Shinichi Takagi Anthony B. Fabio Robert D. 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