GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Helen Jane Suehnholz, 88, of Glen Rock, died Monday, Sept. 19.
She was born May 1, 1928, in Brooklyn.
She graduated from Wood-Ridge High School and attended Syracuse University. She graduated from Rutgers with a degree in economics.
Because of her strong belief in a good education, she served two terms on the Glen Rock Board of Education. She also was a volunteer with the Valley Hospital Auxiliary and West Bergen Mental Health.
She was passionate about swimming, and for many years she started her day by swimming laps at the Wyckoff YMCA.
She is survived by her children, Elaine (Warner) Canto, Robert (Maria Alford) Suehnholz, Mary Jo (Michael) Dervos, Claire (Kevin) Clinton, Margaret (Victor) Quinn, and Laura (Rob) Rundle; grandchildren, Natalie Grant, Molly Higgins, George and Michael Suehnholz, Michelle Peterson, Melanie and Matthew Martin, Kyle Clinton, Evan and Meredith Quinn and Joanna, Caitlin and Christopher Rundle; and great-grandchildren, Ellison, Ava and McKenna Grant, Colin and Alaina Higgins, Kelsey Peterson, Arya Elwell, Micah Martin and Julie Quinn.
She was predeceased by her husband, Herman; parents, Walter and Helen Andrews; sister, Nancy Simon; and brother, Robert Andrews.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catharine R.C. Church, 905 S. Maple Ave., Glen Rock. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyckoff Family YMCA, Attention: Ellen Gifford, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.