Nancy R. Mapes

1926 ~ 2021 (age 94)


Nancy Mapes passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2021. Nancy was born in North Carolina and moved with her family shortly afterward to Glen Rock. She was in the first kindergarten class at Richard E. Byrd School, graduated from Ridgewood H.S. and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a teaching degree. Nancy moved back to Glen Rock with her family and went on to teach Chemistry at IHA and Paramus Catholic for many years and was always delighted to brag about her many former students’ successes. After retiring, Nancy enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, knitting, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her dogs. Nancy’s greatest joy was her family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Hal Mapes, Sr., son Hal Mapes, Jr., and her brother Walton Romefelt. Nancy will be missed by all who knew her, especially her daughters Susan Fredericks (Karl), Nancy Small (Chip), Diane Glass (Gary), and Mary Lange (Brian), daughter-in-law Carol Mapes, grandchildren Jennifer (Kevin), Andrew (Crista), Stephen (Annie), Thomas, Michael, Melinda, Stacey (Kyle), Gillian (Matt), Gary, Caroline, Megan (John), Allison, Lauren (Will Brown) and Matthew, 14 great-grandchildren, sisters Mary Kendall and Peggy Sigler, several nieces and nephews, and her dogs Zoey and Scout. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Community Church of Glen Rock or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home of Wyckoff (


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