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Dawn Linda Switzer Yarmula

Dawn Linda Switzer Yarmula, of Tenafly passed away on January 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Englewood she was a 5th grade Teacher at Hoover School in Bergenfield. She was voted as Teacher of the Year (District) in 2013. Devoted wife of Scott Yarmula. Beloved mother of Cooper Travis Yarmula. Cherished daughter of John A. Switzer and Jerillyn Switzer and her companion Richard Arsi. Granddaughter of Leo and the late Dorothy Cevasco and the late Margaret and Jack Switzer. Dear sister of Cassandra Raye Ojeda. Loving niece of Judith C. Grimm and Janice Gragnano. Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Thursday from 4-9 PM Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps. service at 8 PM with a funeral service at 8:30 PM. Cremation will be private.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Thursday, January 9, 2014
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 4-9 PM

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Ambulance Corps service at 8 PM with a funeral service at 8:30 PM

Friday, January 10, 2014
Cedar Lawn Crematory

McLean Blvd & Crooks Ave
Paterson, NJ 07513

will be private

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Ms.Switzer was just an amazing teacher and person i loved her she taught me a lot can say she was my favorite teacher i was so sad when i found out about her pass. I went to her funeral and all i can picture when i think of her is her laying there in the cascit i miss her a lot but my heart really goes out to her family you lost a truely amazing person inside and out.

jade Jan 14 2014 12:00 AM

So Sorry to hear about Dawn. She will be missed as part of our Thursday night crew. Our prayers are with the family.

The B Hive Salon Jan 11 2014 12:00 AM

My heart skipped several beats when Martin phoned me to let me know of Dawn's passing. I know this journey you shared with Dawn was difficult to say the least and I'm certain the bond you two cemented is beyond description. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and please know my heart bleeds for you all.

Jill Toher Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM

Im share with you these beautiful memories of my son Hector Tario Jr: I remember moving in to Bergenfield from The Bronx and those days being so hard for me. But then this angel walked into my life and I never recognized it. She made me enjoy coming to school just because she made it fun and she was just amazing at it. She saw how fast of a learner I was and put me in the band. And ever since I haven't stopped studying music. She is the reason why i study music now and I owe it all to her. She was so young and beautiful, and I'm very sadden to know shes no longer here. My prayers go out to her family and beloved ones she left here and to other people she was a blessing to. RIP Ms. Switzer, I will always remember youï¸A

Ana Tario Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM

Michele and I wish to convey our most heartfelt condolences on Dawn's passing to Geri and Richie and of course, Cooper. May she rest in peace and may the memory of her life sustain you through these difficult times.

Dennis & Michele McGoldrick Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM

As a teacher I know that many of us give our all to children every day. The legacy that Ms, Yarmula left behind will never be forgotten by those whose lives she has touched. While I didn't know her personally, I know that the sting of death is intense. I hope you find comfort in knowing that God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 says to "throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." Always remember that the Bible holds out the promise of seeing dead loved ones again at John chapter 5, verse 28 and 29.

Lynaya K. Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM

John - what a tremendous testimony her life is! My prayers are with you and Dawn's entire family.

kathie chism in cols ga Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM

Our hearts are so heavy after hearing the news of Dawn's passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out and a wonderful mother. Cooper will always have an angel watching over him. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.

The Kravitz-Kirsch Family Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM


Jill Toher Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM

Geri and Richie, so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sarina LaRocca and Family Jan 10 2014 12:00 AM

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