James W. Van Blarcom, 91, born Oct. 22, 1930 passed away at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ on Tuesday, April 26,2022. A resident of Wyckoff, NJ since 1967. Loving husband of Marianne Levenoskie Van Blarcom and on July 1st 2021 they celebrated 60 years of marriage together in Wyckoff, NJ. Cherished son of the late Cornelia and the late Wesley Van Blarcom. He was raised in Hawthorne, NJ, graduate of Hawthorne High School in 1948. James achieved a bachelor of science degree in engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1952. A veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He was first employed by Bendix Corporation and then worked for Gibbs & Cox Marine Engineering firm as a Contract Administrator until his retirement in 1994. His retirement years were spent traveling, particularly in the American West. They hiked, skied, golfed, and canoed in many places. He was an active member of the Adirondack Mountain Club and the NY/NJ Trail Conference. He and his wife maintained the Yellow-Triangle Trail in Harriman Park for many years. James is survived by his brother John(Jack) Van Blarson and his wife Susan, niece Judy and nephew Robert Van Blarcom, along with many cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, April 30,2022 from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 11:30am. Burial will follow at the Wyckoff Reformed Church Cemetery in Wyckoff, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or to the Bergen County Horse Rescue in Mahwah, NJ.