Elaine De Ritter

Elaine De Ritter

Friday, February 20th, 1942 Friday, August 30th, 2019

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Obituary for Elaine De Ritter (Falkena)

De Ritter, Elaine (nee Falkena) - 77, of Prospect Park, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 30, 2019. Born in Hawthorne to the late Ralph & Matilda (nee VanGrouw) Falkena. Elaine grew up in North Haledon next to the family hardware store, before moving to Prospect Park in 1962. Beloved wife of James De Ritter for 57 years. Cherished mother of Karen Knorr and her husband Mark, Judi Borduin and her husband Barry, Ken, and Kevin and his wife Kris. Loving grandmother of Brian (Becca), Steven (Amanda), Craig, A.J., Ashley, Jade, and Matthew, and loving great-grandmother of her unborn great-grandson. Beloved sister of Janice DeBell and Robert Falkena.

Elaine was a faithful member of Covenant Christian Reformed Church where she served on the coffee committee. She worked in the administrative offices of the Holland Christian Home for the past 16 years. Prior to that, she worked as the receptionist at Van Dyk Park Place in Hawthorne, and for many years, at the family-owned hardware store in North Haledon.

A memorial service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, September 4th at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 400 North Haledon Ave., North Haledon, NJ, with visitation to follow. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine's memory may be made to Covenant Christian Reformed Church's Faith Promise Missionary Fund, or to the Holland Christian Home's Resident Fund, 151 Graham Ave, North Haledon, NJ 07508.

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    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Covenant Christian Reformed Church
    400 North Haledon Ave
    North Haledon, NJ
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    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
    Pastor Dave Lyman

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Steven Meyer

Jim and family, I was so sorry to read about the passing of Elaine. I remember her very well from our days long ago as classmates in Eastern Christian High School. My prayers are with you. I know the pain of loss as well. Very best, Steven Meyer
Comment | Posted at 01:31pm via Condolence

Elsie Sutton

We are so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. We are praying for peace and comfort for the entire family.
Elaine is my cousin.
Elsie{Bonnema} and Jerry Sutton
Comment | Posted at 01:32pm via Condolence

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With loving memories and our sincere sympathy from the Board and Staff of Holland Christian Home
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Ken Knyfd

My deepest sympathy for Jim, Jan, Bob and all the family members and friends that she left behind, or, better said, went ahead of into Paradise.

As cousins, it seemed that we grew up together as much as many siblings do and I have nothing but the fondest memories of Elaine.
Comment | Posted at 03:56pm via Condolence

Pete Kuipers

Pete Kuipers- I worked for Elaine's Dad starting in 1967 and worked in the store for many years. Elaine was a beautiful person who I always admired for her dedication and perseverance. I had gotten reaquanted with her at her job at the Holland Home and I was always proud to call her, Jan and thier brother Bob friends. Elaines Dad was my first boss and I will always love my memories of Ralph and Matilda
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