Baldowski, Joseph, 91, of Paramus, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Olga Baldowski (nee Federoff). Devoted father of Kira Leis and her husband Robert, Karen Doyle and her husband Stephen, and Alexis Baldowski. Loving grandfather of Katie Leis, Robert Leis, Kyra Doyle, Olivia Doyle, Aidan Doyle and Ava Owens.
Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Joseph lived in Dumont, New Jersey for 50 years before moving to Paramus three years ago. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Joseph worked in sales for Connecticut Hard Rubber in New Haven, CT for many years. He was a member of the FROC and was past president of their national organization. Joseph was a member of St. John's Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 10 AM - 11 AM at St. John's Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. A burial service will be held at the church at 11 AM with the interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. John's Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424 would be appreciated.
Helen M. Galt passed away at the age of 74 as a result of a snorkeling accident on Friday, February 18, 2022 in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1947 to Elizabeth and Thomas Jordan, she moved to NJ and married James "Chris" Galt in September of 1966. Helen proudly graduated from Rutgers University- Douglass College in 1969.
An accomplished businesswoman, Helen held the title of former Chief Actuary, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President for Prudential Financial. Helen joined Prudential's actuarial program in the early 1970's at a time when women joining the program was highly unusual. She became Chief Actuary in 1993 and was the first woman to serve in that role. Helen was deeply committed to awareness of Actuarial Science as an educational discipline and served The Actuarial Foundation for many years in many different roles including on the Board of Trustees and as Board Chair in 2015. Most recently, she had been actively involved in planning for the annual Foundation gala to be held in May 2022. Helen was also deeply committed to the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College having served as a member of the Board and acting President. She devoted many hours to help the organization and was a consistent and generous donor. Her fellow colleagues and associates remember her as someone who strived for excellence, was always highly ethical, focused and supportive. She led with integrity and was soft-spoken, but could command a room. Her professional accomplishments were greatly admired and she served as a role model to many women and men who followed her.
Helen stayed active taking frequent walks, exercising and golfing. She was also an adventurous spirit traveling to countless countries on various trips including a trip around the world in 2019. Her favorite locations included: Africa, Alaska, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Petra, Angkor Wat and the Taj Mahal. She would regularly vacation with her immediate family including her daughter, son-in-law and beloved granddaughters in Turks & Caicos, the Poconos and Ocean City, NJ. A longtime resident of North Caldwell, NJ, she loved her gorgeous backyard and spent hours making it more beautiful. During the holidays she loved decorating with her famous and expansive Christmas Village. As a mother, she was loving, kind, thoughtful and patient. When she became a grandmother of twin girls, she was so thrilled that she instantly jumped in to help with their care virtually every day and spoiled them as much as she possibly could with love and attention. She was so devoted to her granddaughters that during the height of the pandemic, she taught them Kindergarten every weekday so they would be prepared for 1st grade.
Helen is survived by her husband, James, daughter Eleanor Galt-Lin, son-in-law James Lin, granddaughters Alexandra and Jordan Lin, and brother Thomas S. Jordan as well as many extended family members who will greatly miss her.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 9th at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. Remarks will begin at 12:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to The Actuarial Foundation Scholarship Fund at www.actuarialfoundation.org/scholarships/
Nahlah I. Dahmah, 58, of Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, passed away February 15, 2022, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Queens.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon to Mounira Khoury and the late Ibrahim Al Dahmah, Nahlah emigrated to the United States in 1990. Although she was a housewife, she was so much more than that.
Nahlah believed in higher education to expand opportunities, not only for herself, but her family. Nahlah's entire life focused around being a loyal wife, a devoted mother, and a compassionate daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many. When Nahlah wasn't cooking, she was dancing or teaching. Her greatest joy was to feed those she loved and be with her family. Her vivacious spirit filled any home Nahlah was in. She would always put other's needs before her own. Even at her final days, Nahlah was checking on her husband to make sure he ate and that the garbage was taken out. She was a fighter. She did what she could to remain on this Earth with her beloved family. Unfortunately, God had other plans for Nahlah, and she was called home to be reunited with her father, family and friends.
Nahlah is survived by her loving husband, Riad Ayoub, adoring daughters, Sylvia Ayoub and Mary Ann Ayoub, caring mother, Mounira Khoury, four cherished brothers, two beloved sisters, and many special nieces and nephews. Nahlah is predeceased by her father, Ibrahim Al Dahmah.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Nahlah's family will have a private service, but will hold a Celebration of Life Service in the summer. In honor of Nahlah's memory, the family asks for donations to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. www.cancer.org
Elizabeth Clarissa Innes (nee O'Donnell), 97, passed away February 4, 2022 in her home while surrounded by her loving family. Devoted wife of James Innes, previously deceased August 26, 1990, loving mother to Susan Felsen of Byram Township and Jayme Innes, with whom she lived the majority of her life; proud grandmother to Jayme Mulhern of Manchester and Melany McQueeny and husband Matthew of Sparta Township and adoring great grandmother to Liam and Connor McQueeny.
Elizabeth, lovingly referred to as Betty, was born on April 1, 1924 in Orange, New Jersey and was raised by her great grandmother, Anna Whelahan. After graduating in 1942 from Orange High School, she was a pharmaceutical technician before meeting the love of her life, Jim, at a New Year's Eve Party in 1945. The couple wed six months later, and Elizabeth began her favorite career as a homemaker.
Jim and Betty resided in West Paterson, NJ before moving to Little Falls in 1964 and remained in the same home they both passed in. She was a brownie leader, a member of the "Do Nothing Club," and was also active in the Woman's Club of Little Falls, the Rosary Society of Holy Angels, and the Sweet Adelines. After Jim's passing she became very involved in the Golden Agers and the Jolly Senior clubs and held executive board positions in both organizations.
Elizabeth was a pillar, not only in her family and extended family, but in the community and was fondly referred to as "Grandma Betty" by so many.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Jim, her brothers, Thomas and Robert, sister Mary Ann, Steven Felsen- husband of daughter, Susan Felsen, and John Mulhern- husband of granddaughter, Jayme Mulhern. She is survived by sister, Barbara, daughters, Susan and Jayme, grandchildren Jayme, Ryan, and Melany, and great grandsons, Liam and Connor.
Betty will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her.
Following a private service, Elizabeth will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in the Mausoleum of the Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey.