Helen Claire Lawton

May 04, 1946 - August 18, 2015

Helen Claire Lawton

May 04, 1946 - August 18, 2015


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Obituary for Helen Claire Lawton

Lawton, Helen Claire (nee Sieswerda) age 69, of Wyckoff, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at her home. Born in Hackensack, she was a life-long resident of Wyckoff. Before her retirement to take care of her husband and grandchildren, Helen worked at the Wyckoff Public Library for 20 years. Prior, she was employed as a crossing guard for the Wyckoff Police Dept. and in her early years as a banker for the Broadway Bank & Trust Co., Paterson, NJ. Helen was a member of Wyckoff Reformed Church and served in the Ladies Aid Society.

Surviving are her children, Jennifer Puskas and her husband Scott, Jason Lawton and his wife Kristy, all of North Haledon. Also surviving are her four grandchildren; Breanna, Tyler, Abigail and Autumn Ray and her sister, Anna Marie Luckman of North Haledon. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Henry W. Lawton in 2014.

Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Service, Friday 10:30 am at the Funeral Home. Interment Wyckoff Reformed Church Cemetery, Wyckoff. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wyckoff
Reformed Church, 580 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or the Christian Heath Care Center, 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 would be appreciated.

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