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Donald De Bruin

August 17, 1931 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 89)


Donald De Bruin age 89 of North Haledon, formerly of Hawthorne went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.  Don was a lifelong resident of Hawthorne before moving to the Holland Christian Home in 2008.  Don served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He was owner of Hillside Laundry in Paterson, before his retirement in 1995. Don was a member of Faith Community Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff.  He was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Joan (nee Atema). Surviving are his devoted children Joseph and Lisa of Scottsdale, AZ, and Donna and Kevin Hoogerhyde of Wyckoff.  Don was a tender grandfather to his cherished grandchildren Daniel, Kathryn (Joseph), Joan (Tito), and Jessica (Joshua) and great grandson, Charles.  Don is also survived by his step grandchildren Elizabeth, Victoria, and James.  He leaves his brother, Ralph and Elsie De Bruin and his sister Beverly Byl.  Because of Covid19, there will be no visiting hours or funeral service, however the family requests that condolences and memories be expressed on the Vander Plaat Funeral Home website ( for the entire family to view. A private internment for immediate family will take place at the Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery.  The service will be live streamed at on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 am (EST). In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Holland Christian Home, 151 Graham Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508 or Eastern Christian School Association, 50 Oakwood Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508. Arrangements by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home of Wyckoff (

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