James William De Witte
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James William De Witte

January 21, 1931 - July 02, 2007

James William De Witte

January 21, 1931 - July 02, 2007


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Obituary for James William De Witte

De Witte, James W. age 76 died peacefully at home on Monday, July 2, 2007. Born in Paterson he lived in Waldwick until he moved to Mahwah 30 years ago. Jim served in the US Navy from 1951 until 1954. Jim was a self-employed carpenter until he retired. He was a charter member Calvin Christian Reformed Church and a current member of Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, Wyckoff, NJ. He is survived by his loving wife Minnie, his daughter Linda Spyckaboer and her husband Scott of Midland Park, his son James William of Mahwah, and his daughter Sandra Ruit of Mahwah. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Tricia Cameron, Lori Intorrella, Beth De Witte, Kenneth De Witte and Steven Ruit and 2 brothers William and Paul, both of Wyckoff. Visiting is Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Service is Friday, 10:00 am, at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave., Wyckoff, NJ. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice 223 North Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or Eastern Christian School Association, 50 Oakwood Ave., North Haledon, NJ 07508. www.vpfh.com

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