NEWTON -- Frieda B. Lontos, with her family by her side, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 20, 2010, at St. Clare's Compassionate Care Center in Dover. Frieda was active in Sussex County real estate for the past 40 years, serving as a member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Board of Realtors' Million Dollar Club, and the President's Club. With a reputation for honesty and integrity, she established her own real estate company and went on to successfully manage a number of real estate offices. She was an active supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the
and participated in many Newton Day activities.|
Frieda and I (husband John) married in 1962, traveled to many countries and shared many adventures, some wonderful, and some a bit scary. Our favorite place of all was Deer Lake in Stokes State Forest. To quote the words of our favorite song, which most characterizes our life together:
'I love you for one hundred million reasons, but most of all I love you 'cause you're you.'
I will miss her.
Frieda will be lovingly missed by her daughter, Laura, and husband, Art Morrow, of Frelinghuysen; her son, Robert, and daughter-in-law, Cindy Lontos, of Stamford, Conn., and their extended family; her son, John, and daughter-in-law, Heather Lontos, of Manassas, Va., and granddaughters, Rachel and Sophie; her daughter, Diane Walker, and grandson, Christopher, of Stillwater; her sister-in-law, Catherine Hoey, and brother-in-law, Joseph Lontos, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; her sister-in-law, Lee Lontos, and her extended family of Queens, N.Y.; her grandnieces, Judith and Carol Barringer, of Samsonville, N.Y.; Gerard Monahan of Brooklyn, N.Y., and his extended family; Michael and Anne Monahan of Florida and their extended family; Salvation Army Commissioners Larry and Nancy Moretz and their extended family; George and Marcy Bauer of Queens and their extended family; Luanne and Rich Brolly of Waldorf, Md., and their extended family. Frieda will also be lovingly missed by the Mahjong ladies, whose games nights, annual shore vacations, and frequent trips she so much enjoyed.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313; the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004; and the
, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 103, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.
Many thanks go to our Doctors Body; DiBitteto; Lavat; J. Liegner; Redline; Roberts; and Talon.
Many thanks also to the Newton Renal Center and staff, and the St. Clare's Hospital Compassionate Care Unit of Dover.
Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 21, 2010