Donald S. Van Valkenburgh

April 23, 1926 - July 10, 2012 

Donald S. Van Valkenburgh

April 23, 1926 - July 10, 2012 

Obituary for Donald S. Van Valkenburgh

VAN VALKENBURGH, Donald S., Sr. age 86, died peacefully Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Holland Christian Home in North Haledon. Born in Paterson, Don was a resident of Prospect Park for more than 65 years before moving to the Holland Christian Home in 2009. In 1998 Don retired as a Machine Installer for the Heisler Machine and Tool Company in Fairfield. He was a member of the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff where he served four terms as a deacon and also on the Faith Promise Committee. Don proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. Surviving are his devoted children, Douglas of Hawthorne, Donald, Jr. and his wife Laura of Roswell, GA, Roger and his wife Paige of North Haledon and Anita and her husband Clint Tirpak of Mililani, HI. Don also leaves his adoring grandchildren, T. Robert (Ravy), Matthew (Connie), Christopher, Caleb, Hannah, Ty, Skyler and Trey. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Cecilia Van Valkenburgh and his brother-in-law, Tom Morris. Don was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Alida (Borduin) in 2007, his brothers Harry, Jr. and Kenneth and his sister Elaine Morris. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10:00 AM at the Chapel of the Holland Christian Home, 151 Graham Avenue, North Haledon, NJ. Interment will follow in the Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa. Visiting is Friday 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Christian School Association, 50 Oakwood Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508.

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