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George J. Sundell

George Sundell 86, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, May 14, 2015. He was born June 30, 1928 in Jersey City, N.J before moving to River Edge in 1963. George worked in the printing business for 40 years. He enjoyed boating, watchmaking, carpentry, auto mechanics but most of all spending time with his family. Active in his community, he was a member of the River Edge Police Reserves for 41 years and a member of Secaucus Hudson Masonic Lodge No. 72 for 59 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Bernadette (née Murphy); and his children Linda Magnotta and her husband Bill of Bergenfield, Jay Sundell and his partner Peter Riga of South River. Adored Poppy of Julie Rivera (née Ottaiano) and husband Carlo of Washington Township. Dear Great-Grandfather of Evan George Rivera. Survived by his brother Joel and predeceased by brother Andrew. Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service at the funeral home on Monday at 10 AM. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in his memory.

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

Previous Events

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 2-4 and 7-9 PM

Monday, May 18, 2015
George Washington Memorial Park

234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

at 11:15 AM

Monday, May 18, 2015
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

at 10 AM

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For a child who was curious about how things worked, George always took the time to show me exactly how to fix things around the house when he visited. He was clearly a family man and a teacher, someone always willing to lend a hand. His kindness, gentle nature and dedication were contagious. What a privilege it was to have George in our lives and what an honor it is to celebrate his legacy.

Lori Feiler-Fluger May 18 2015 12:00 AM

Our very dear friend George has passed on. We are so happy we spent the last few weeks visiting with him and Bernie. George loved his sweets and always had a broad smile on his face when the "goodies" were served. Enjoyed going over pleasant memories of vacations at Lake George and nights when we rode together, while doing duties for the Reserves. When our son, John heard, he said, "The Big Man in the sky needed something fixed that no one else could do. He knew that Mr. Sundell was the ultimate handyman, so he called him Home to do the job." As everyone knows,. George could fix anything. Our deepest sympathies to Bernie, who was by his side through it all and to his wonderful Family. We will miss you George and so, until we meet again.........

Bob & Gloria Mancuso May 17 2015 12:00 AM

In Dedication and honor of the life of George Sundell From his fellow officers serving on the River Edge Police Reserves Dear Lord, law enforcement is not an easy path to follow, yet, there are many who choose to wear the shield. They gladly serve, to the oaths they swear are true, Protecting and serving, contributing to building that better world. Lord, it now time to gather, honor, and pay our deepest respects, to one of our officers, whom you chose to call home. It matters not the style of shield he wore, only that he served with pride, and honor. Lord all that matters is that he was one of us, serving whenever needed, during violent storms when others seek shelter and he went out, but also on those sunny 4th of Julyâaas. Confident and proud, highly honored by the trust others put in him, He carried a shield, mindful of all his sacred duties. Lord you have now called him home to glory; the race with life for him is now done. Peace, blessed peace, in safety, forever now with Thee, Welcome rest, now in heaven for all of eternity. May time never erase the sacrifices that he made, May those of us still serving, remember him and his efforts to make this a better world, May his memory stand forever as one who chose to serve others. Lord give his family courage to carry on, to still live and care, to not be sad or bitter, to simply trust that all will share in your life and resurrection. May we always cover with pride the shields we wear, and commend all fallen officers to you.

Members of the R.E.P.R. May 17 2015 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of you. George will be greatly missed.

The Jaworski Family May 16 2015 12:00 AM

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