Monday, May 13, 2013
Media personality and psychologist died of natural causes on Monday at her Fort Lee home, according to an AP report.
Famous psychologist, media personality and long-time Fort Lee resident Dr. Joyce Brothers died at the age of 85 on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Brothers died of natural causes at her long-time Fort Lee residence, the wire service reported. For much of her adult life, Brothers resided in Fort Lee with her late husband Milton, who died in 1989. The Columbia-educated psychologist received her big break in 1955 when she became the first woman to win the top prize on game show The $64,000 Question. Three years later, she revolutionized the media advice business with her own television show. Brothers later parlayed her successes by making scores of appearances on popular television shows, and hosted her own syndicated radio and …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
He leaves behind a wife and two kids.
Sunday, April 7
Brian McGuire, 48, of Ridgewood died on Friday, April 5. The former Newburgh, NY resident leaves behind his beloved wife, Ellen, and cherished children Tim and Tara. He was the loving son of Agnes, the late Jack McGuire and stepson of John Sullivan. He is survived by siblings Patty Bogacz, Kevin McGuire, Mary Weafer, and Danielle Mummery. Brian McGuire worked as a managing partner of Fans First Media LLC., according to his LinkedIN profile. Family and friends may visit between 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at Feeney Funeral Home in Ridgewood. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The McGuire Scholarship Fund, c/o Feeney Funeral home, 232 Franklin …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Villager leaves behind a wife and two children.
Saturday, March 30
Ridgewood native James M. Kozielski, 43, died on March 22, according to his obituary. The villager is survived by his wife Jennifer (nee Wyatt) Kozielski and children William James and Emma Catherine Kozielski. The deceased also leaves behind his mother, Joan C. Kozielski, and siblings Lori and Robert Kozielski. He was predeceased by his father Robert J. Kozielski Sr. in 2009. James graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering in 2009 and worked for IBM in Fishkill, NY. Visiting hours were held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to a college fund for James' children can be made to William J. Kozielski, c/o Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, 159 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The father of two was an attorney and U.S. Marine veteran.
Monday, March 25
Attorney and military veteran William James Bradley III died Friday, March 22 at the age of 52, according to his obituary. The son of Mae and the late William Bradley II, Ridgewood's William "Bill" Bradley III was the beloved husband of Linda (nee: Edelman) Bradley, and the father of Rachel Lynn and Sarah Beth. He also leaves behind a sister, Sharon Rukes. According to his obituary, the deceased was born into a military family, spending his high school years in Massachusetts. He received a degree from the Virginia Military Institute and served with the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1982-1987, earning honors of distinction. He later became an attorney, graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law, the obituary states. Following a …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Borough resident was active at St. Catharine's RC Church.
Friday, March 15
A founding parishioner of St. Catharine RC Church died at the age of 97 on Thursday, according to her death notice. Glen Rock resident Margaret (nee Schmalz) Averna was predeceased by husband Santa Averna in 1991. She was the loving mother of Donald and wife Dorothy Averna of Woodcliff Lake, and Rita Ward Henkler of Glen Rock. Margaret leaves behind five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Margaret was a founding parishioner of St. Cathrine RC Church, where she was a member of its Rosary Altar Society and the St. Catharine Senior AMPS. The proud homemaker was a member of the Glen Rock Seniors and a supporter of GRHS athletics. She also supported the Knicks and Yankees, according to her death notice. The funeral mass will be held …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Ronald A. Sarno, 71, of Ridgewood, died after being struck by a car on N. Walnut St. Tuesday night.
A pedestrian struck by a car less than a block from his Ridgewood home on Tuesday night has died as a result of his injuries, authorities confirmed. Ronald A. Sarno, 71, was clad in a dark business suit Tuesday night when he was struck by a Lexus sedan while was crossing N. Walnut Street near the T.D. Bank and Stop & Shop. He was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center suffering from a head injury but died early Friday morning. Numerous agencies have been investigating the accident. Police earlier this week said the driver, a 48-year-old Ridgewood man, had not been cited. Police did not say Saturday if that had changed. The victim – who has lived nearby on N. Walnut Street for 25 years – did not use the crosswalk, police said. …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Hawes Elementary School teacher died of heart failure on Feb. 18 while on vacation.
A beloved Ridgewood teacher who overcame breast cancer 12 years ago died on Feb. 18 as a result of heart failure, according to her family. Shirley Kolkebeck, 60, of Harrington Park, passed away in her sleep while on vacation with her husband of 39 years in the Cayman Islands. The educator worked in Ridgewood for nearly 23 years, many teaching kindergarten through second grade, said her husband, Ken. Colleagues named her the Hawes Teacher of the Year in 2011. "She loved the kids, and especially little kids," Ken said Friday. "She just liked helping kids and bringing them along. That was what her passion was." The Hawes Elementary School teacher moved into education later than most educators, starting as a teacher's aide to autistic children…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Shirley Kolkebeck was an educational specialist at the Ridgewood elementary school.
A respected Ridgewood school teacher unexpectedly died last week, school board president Sheila Brogan announced at Monday night's board meeting. Shirley Kolkebeck, 60, of Harrington Park, was an educational specialist at Hawes Elementary School. She was hired in Ridgewood in 1992 as a kindergarten teacher. She taught a combination of traditional elementary school classes and more specialized groups during her 20-plus year tenure. "Shirley was a very well-liked and respected staff member of the Hawes community," Brogan said. In 2011, Kolkebeck received the Hawes Elementary School teacher recognition award. The board held a moment of silence in Kolkebeck's memory Monday night. She leaves behind her husband, two sons and five grandchildren.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Former Ridgewood resident is known for leading the New York Daily News' coverage of 9/11.
Monday, February 25
A longtime village resident and editor of the New York Daily News died last Monday at the age of 64. Lou Parajos, 64, died of heart failure at his new Washington Township home, relatives told the big apple daily. The former Ridgewood resident left the Daily News in 2005 after a 35 year career in which he climbed to managing editor. "Sweet Lou" helped lead the tabloid's 9/11 coverage and was known in the newsroom for his gruff demeanor. His funeral was held at Van Emburgh Funeral Home in Ridgewood on Saturday.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Rosemary Rozema taught in Ridgewood schools for three decades.
Wednesday, February 20
A former Ridgewood teacher died Sunday at the age of 89, according to her obituary. Rosemary Rozema taught for 33 years, spending most of her career at Somerville and Willard elementary schools. She retired in 1988. Rozema volunteered at Valley Hospital's Kurth Cottage and at Christian Healthcare Center in Wyckoff. The Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church parishioner lived in Ridgewood for almost 60 years. She leaves behind three children, two brothers and grandchildren. Her funeral service is scheduled for Thursday at Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff at 11 a.m.