Gerald J. Mathews, 89, of Waldwick, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Born in Bayonne, Gerald grew up in Jersey City. After marrying his wife Jane, he lived in New Milford and then Oradell before moving to Waldwick 22 years ago.
He was a Personnel Manager at Bunge Corporation in New York City for most of his career and then worked at HC Kranichfeld until he retired.
Gerald is survived by; his children: Joseph, Marianne Van Demark (Scot), Kathleen Krieger (Charles), Eileen Giordano (Michael), Timothy, Richard (Allyson), Stephen (Marie), James (Alyssa), and Theresa Carabello (David); his daughter-in-law Diane Lucca (William); and twenty-two grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Gerald was predeceased by his wife Jane in 2019, by his son Douglas in 2008, and his granddaughter Christie in 2002.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 27th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 28th at 10:30 am at the Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ.
Interment will follow at the Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald’s memory can be made: to Church of the Nativity, Midland Park, NJ - https://www.nativitynj.org/ or Holy Name Hospital - https://holyname.org/foundation/donation.aspx or Christian Health - https://www.christianhealthnj.org/foundation/donate-online/
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