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Linda L., (nee Van Der Velde), age 89, saved by grace, not by works, lest any man boast. Linda went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. Born in Paterson, Linda lived in Totowa before moving to Upper Saddle River in 1955. She was baptized and raised in the Third Christian Reformed Church in Paterson (Covenant CRC) where she taught Sunday School and Calvinettes for many years and was a member of the choir. More recently she was a member of the Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church. Linda is survived by her loving sons, William E., Jr., and wife Karna of Bridgeton, NJ and David B. and wife Lora L. of Warwick, NY. She is also survived by her four adoring grandchildren, Sayard M. Tanis, William E. Tanis III and wife Linda, Joshua D. Tanis and Lindsay V. Tanis, and her great grandson, Wesley Edward Tanis whom she dearly loved and cherished. Linda was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, William E. Tanis, Sr. on March 22, 2010, and her parents, Paul and Clara Van Der Velde. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ. Interment will be private in Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ. As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations in Linda's memory may be made to Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church, 415 Boulevard, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 or Hudson Valley United Reformed Church, 1043 County Road 12, New Hampton, NY 10958.
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Published in The Record on Aug. 3, 2014