Janine Gerarde Klewin
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Janine Gerarde Klewin

Paramus - Janine Gerarde Klewin (nee Nichetta), 66, of Paramus, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 in her home after a courageous 5 year battle with breast cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Staten Island, NY, Janine was the cherished daughter of James Nichetta, 101 and the late Josephine Nichetta.

She attended Notre Dame Academy High School and received her undergraduate degree in music/fine arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, where she met her beloved husband of 41 years, Gregory L. Klewin.

Janine worked as a buyer for Macy's and Zales in Manhattan before giving birth to daughters Erin and Cara Klewin. She lived most of her life in Paramus, and was an active member of the PTA and substitute teacher in the Paramus school district. Janine had a lifelong passion for music, and was an avid concertgoer and piano teacher to students across Bergen County for nearly two decades. She enjoyed summers at Point Pleasant Beach, her "happy place" for over 30 years, and was actively involved in the Harborhead Condominium Association and community. To know Janine was to love her, and her compassion, sincerity, optimism, and kindness were unparalleled. She had a true zest for life and loved spending time with her family, sunny beach days, Foreigner concerts, and a great cup of coffee. May she rest in peace forever in our hearts.

Funeral Services will be private, but a memorial mass and celebration of her life will be held this summer to honor her. "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." - e.e. cummings.

All arrangements entrusted to Vander Plaat Memorial Home 113 S. Farview Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652. To leave an online condolence or for further information visit www.vanderplaat.com

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2020.
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April 22, 2020
I knew Janine from high school /college days.Unfortunatly, I just now became aware of her passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a wonderful person. May she rest peacefully!
Gregg Culley
March 30, 2020
Janine was a friend from our days @ Notre Dame Academy. She was always a happy and optimistic spirit and her enthusiasm for life was truly contagious! I will miss her. God bless you all.
March 25, 2020
The way she was always happy to see you and greeted you with her beautiful smile. The beach lost a sunbeam and we lost a dear friend.
Peggy Mastrodomenico
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