Lorraine Schwacke
Tuesday
9
July

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Oakland Memorial Home
330 Ramapo Valley Road, P.O. Box 985
Oakland
Tuesday
9
July

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Oakland Memorial Home
330 Ramapo Valley Road, P.O. Box 985
Oakland

Obituary of Lorraine J. Schwacke

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Schwacke, Lorraine Jean (nee Douglas) died peacefully on Saturday July 6, 2013 at the age of 82 . She was born in Rutherford, NJ and grew up in North Bergen. She was a 55 year resident of Oakland, NJ before moving to Burlington, NJ in December 2011. Mrs. Schwacke was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Arthur H. Schwacke, who died in January 2012. Mrs. Schwacke retired from Western Union in Upper Saddle River, NJ in 1993. She went on to serve on the board of the retired Western Union Employees Association, and served as coordinator of the semi-annual Northern NJ Headquarters gatherings. She and Arthur were avid RVers in their retirement and always enjoyed having friends along for vacations. She was one of the Western Union "Golden Girls", a beloved neighbor and an original member of the "1 of 14", a group of whom she had friendships of up to 75 years. She was a Brownie Leader, an active member of the Oakland Mothers Club and served as Secretary of the Oakland Recreation Commission in the 1960s. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Oakland and is survived by her 3 children Arthur Jr. and his wife Lora of Wyckoff, Laura Joan Elko and her husband Harry of Surf City, and Jenilynn Cramer and her husband Michael of Morris Plains and 6 grand children Meryl and Renee Schwacke, Elizabeth Elko and Michael, David and Patricia Cramer. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday July 9, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Oakland Memorial Home 330 Ramapo Valley Road (Rt. 202) Oakland, NJ. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning 11 AM at the Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation 902 Jacksonville Road Burlington, NJ 08016 would be appreciated. For additional information, condolences and directions please visit Oaklandmemorial.com
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