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John H., 89, of Clifton died Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Born in Passaic, he resided in Clifton for the past 55 years. Jack started his career with Carlton Hill Trucking Co. in Carlstadt prior to joining his father in the family business, John H. De Vries & Son General Contractors in Clifton, which he owned and operated for 38 years prior to his retirement in 1988. Jack is WWII US Army Veteran who served in the Pacific. He is a member, former deacon and elder of the Allwood Community Church in Clifton. Jack was an avid gardener who spent summers in Green Pond growing tomatoes and playing golf. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, the former Doris Setterstrom, by three daughters, Dorisann J. Seal and husband, Jerry of Cumberland, VA, Nancy J. Popp and husband, Gene of Louisville, KY and Karen J. De Vries of Green Pond, by two sons, Robert J. De Vries and wife, Linda of Kinnelon and Charles J. De Vries and wife, Daniela of Rockaway, by eleven grandchildren, John, Matthew, Kate, Julie, Lianna, David, Laura, Barbara, Kevin, Jack and Thomas and by four great grandchildren. Jack is predeceased by a sister, Eleanor De Vries. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday at Allwood Community Church, 100 Chelsea Rd., Clifton, NJ (Please meet at church), followed by burial at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012. Donations to the Memorial Fund of Allwood Community Church will be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Dec. 20, 2013