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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Report: Local College Athlete Dies from Injuries Sustained During Suicide Attempt

Report: Local College Athlete Dies from Injuries Sustained During Suicide Attempt

College freshman Michael Menakis's death come a few months after a fellow Northern Highlands grad and college athlete committed suicide, reports say.
Retired Wyckoff Pastor Thomas O'Leary Dies at 82

Retired Wyckoff Pastor Thomas O'Leary Dies at 82

O'Leary was the pastor at Wyckoff's St. Elizabeth RC Churchfrom 1988 until his retirement in 2003.
Bergen Plastic Surgeon Vincent Bagli Dies at 88

Bergen Plastic Surgeon Vincent Bagli Dies at 88

A longtime Franklin Lakes resident, Bagli had practices in Fair Lawn and Ridgewood, and was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Hackensack Hospital.
Indian Hills Graduate Dies at 21

Indian Hills Graduate Dies at 21

Franklin Lakes resident was attending Pace University.
2011 Ramapo Grad Caitlin Reiter Dies at 21

2011 Ramapo Grad Caitlin Reiter Dies at 21

Reiter was a lifelong resident of Franklin Lakes.
Wyckoff's Paula DeNicola Dies at 57

Wyckoff's Paula DeNicola Dies at 57

DeNicola was an Executive Vice President at Lynch Metals.
Wyckoff Grandma of 4, Aleida Gonzalez, Dies at 80

Wyckoff Grandma of 4, Aleida Gonzalez, Dies at 80

Visitation is Saturday.
Vander Plaat Funeral Home Owner Dies at 87

Vander Plaat Funeral Home Owner Dies at 87

John Vander Plaat was very active in the Wyckoff community.
WWII Women’s Army Corps Vet Dies at 91

WWII Women’s Army Corps Vet Dies at 91

Wyckoff resident Shirley Gay Lake served with General MacArthur’s army in the Philippines.
‘American Idol’ Star’s Father, Longtime Wyckoff Resident Dies

‘American Idol’ Star’s Father, Longtime Wyckoff Resident Dies

Township resident James Maroulis, an army veteran, engineer, and father of ‘American Idol’ contestant and Broadway actor Constantine Maroulis, died Saturday. Visitation is Tuesday.
Wyckoff Resident, NFL Player Frank Chamberlin Dies at 35

Wyckoff Resident, NFL Player Frank Chamberlin Dies at 35

Chamberlin had been battling a rare form of brain cancer for nearly two years.
Broadway Composer, Song Writer Dies at 82

Broadway Composer, Song Writer Dies at 82

Franklin Lakes resident worked with Al Pacino, George C. Scott, Tony Randall, Woody Allen, and Carol Burnett on shows like Zigfield Follies, Don’t Drink the Water, Waiting For Lefty and mo
Christie Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Staff Sgt. McGill

Christie Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Staff Sgt. McGill

NJ Transit closes parking at the Ramsey Train Station Friday for McGill's funeral.
Ramsey Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Afghan Attack

Ramsey Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Afghan Attack

Ramsey volunteer firefighter, Timothy McGill, killed in action while serving overseas.
Former Wyckoff Business Owner, County Freeholder Dies

Former Wyckoff Business Owner, County Freeholder Dies

A memorial service for J. William "Bill," Van Dyke will be held in Wyckoff Saturday.
George Conklin, Longtime Fire Department Veteran, Dead at 90

George Conklin, Longtime Fire Department Veteran, Dead at 90

Conklin served on the Wyckoff Fire Department for more than half his life.
Harold Galenkamp, Former Wyckoff Mayor, Dead at 72

Harold Galenkamp, Former Wyckoff Mayor, Dead at 72

Galenkamp was an active member of the Wyckoff community in various ways throughout his life.
Remembering Dr. Viswanathan Rajaraman and Mary Sundaram

Remembering Dr. Viswanathan Rajaraman and Mary Sundaram

Memorial service for Franklin Lakes couple Saturday at 10 a.m. at Hawthorne Gospel Church