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Norman M. Schmelz

Norman M. Schmelz, 90, of Bergenfield passed away on October 9, 2015. He was a retired Fireman for the NYC Fire Department, Ladder Co. 36. A Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean War he was a lifetime member of Bergenfield Memorial Post #6467 VFW and the Disabled American Veterans. Active in scouting for 25 years he had served as Cubmaster of Pack 180 and Scoutmaster of Troop 180 in Bergenfield. Devoted husband of Rose Schmelz (nee Spano). Beloved father of Norma Rose Elfers (John), Mark Schmelz, Lance Schmelz, the late Ronald Schmelz and Norman Schmelz (Carolyn). Loving grandfather of John Elfers, Andrea Elfers-Tider (Ben), Greg Elfers, Alexa-Rae (Alvin), Brooke and Paige Schmelz and great grandfather of Isaiah Tider. Dear brother of the late John, George, Angus and Stuart Schmelz. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield. All will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9 AM for the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield at 10 AM. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

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

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Monday, October 12, 2015
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 2-4 and 7-9 PM

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
George Washington Memorial Park

234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

at 11:30 AM

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

29 No. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

All will meet at the funeral home at 9 AM for the Funeral Mass at 10 AM

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I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God almighty, father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to comfort you all (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). How glad we are that God has promised to completely remove death, tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). Indeed we all eagerly anticipate the fulfillment of that promise. The Bible also provides assurance of a real hope of resurrection for our dead loved ones in the coming near future (John 5:25). May these promises from God bring you comfort. You can learn more about God's purposes for humans at www.jw.org

Zinne Suji Oct 30 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Rose and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Norman was a great man and a patriarch to the family. May you find peace in knowing he is with the Lord. Fondly, Lori, Steven and Mary Kate Paulus

Lori Paulus Oct 14 2015 12:00 AM

To Mayor Smelz and Family -- Deep condolences on the passing of your father. He sounded like he was a terrific man. May he rest in peace. Your New MIlford friend, Celeste Scavetta-Homaychak, and Michael Homaychak (East Rutherford)

BergenGOPLady Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences on the passing of Norman. I have many fond memories of our years together in Pack and Troop 180. Oscar and Pat Hesse

Oscar Hesse, Jr. Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM