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Rita Van Hook

February 6, 2024

Rita Van Hook Obituary

Rita Van Hook, age 93, of Hawthorne and formerly of Wyckoff, died Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Born in Hackensack, she was a Wyckoff resident for 24 years before moving to Hawthorne in 2000.  She was a member of the Eastern Star in Wyckoff.

Rita was a very adventurous person. She traveled to many places with her husband and family. She loved going camping and teaching her children and grandchildren new things. Her best trait was baking. She was the most happy while she was in the kitchen and taught her grandchildren how to make bread. Her laugh would get you every time. If she laughed, you laugh with her. Rita loved life, her family and her extended family. Her biggest joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rita will be missed by all and her memories will forever be with them. 

Mother of Brian Van Hook and his wife Joanne of Hawthorne and Cindy Van Hook of Paramus. Grandmother of Dayna Luecht and her husband Chris of Butler.  Great Grandmother of Henry Edward and Charlotte Marie as well as nieces and nephews.

Rita was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1999, her stepdaughter, Jill Cole, in 1986, her grandsons, Keith in 2001 and Darrell Cole in 2012.

Visiting hours are 4 to 8 pm on Friday, February 9, at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home,, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff.

Funeral Service 9:00am on Saturday at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at the George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, Make A Wish Foundation, 1347 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, OR The Real Dog Rescue, 818 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah, NJ  07430




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February 9, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

9:00 AM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481


George Washington Memorial Park
234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07653


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