Cheryl D Porter Garofalo, 75, of Ridgefield Park and Bergenfield NJ, passed on December 21, 2019. She was an ACBL Sapphire level lifemaster bridge player and former National champion. She was an instructor and long time Director at Glen Rock Bridge Center in Maywood. She was predeceased by her parents Herbert W.H. Dankert and Mary Ruth Dankert (Geise) and husband Robert Garofalo. Previously married to Robert Porter of Bergenfield. She is survived by her son David Porter of Bergenfield, NJ, his wife Ellen and her granddaughter Kayla, siblings Barbara Orsak of Wichita, KS, Beth Sattes and her husband Lyle of Charleston, WV and Herb Dankert and wife Janet of Springfield. MO. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She was a 1966 graduate of Wittenberg University majoring in music theory and was an outstanding classical pianist. She was also a long time President of the board of the Bergenfield Free Public Library and former President of the Bergenfield Junior Womans Club. Viewing will be Friday December 27, 2019 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Riewerts Memorial home, 187 So. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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