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Henrietta R. Glans


Henrietta R. Glans (nee Klindworth) passed peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017.

She was born and raised in New York City and lived in Clifton, NJ briefly before moving to Wayne, NJ over sixty years ago.

Henrietta worked at a company that made Girl Scout Cookies for a few years and then worked as a credit manager for the Clark-O’Neill Company in Fairview for many years before retiring.

She was active in local politics having been a member of the Women’s Republican Club and the Tea Party in Wayne. Years ago she is credited for sitting by the roadside at the intersection of French Hill Road and Alps Road in Wayne counting the passing cars.  She used her statistical information to petition Wayne Township and notably Robert Roe to put a traffic light at the intersection. She then partnered with Robert Roe and both were instrumental in founding UNICEF in New Jersey.

Henrietta was a long time and dedicated member of Saint Timothy Lutheran Church in Wayne and served on many committees within the church.

She will be remembered as a person that was always active, caring, ready to lend a hand, and a devoted mom.

Friends may visit with the family from 3-7 PM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Henrietta was the loving wife of thirty-nine years to the late Joseph C. Glans(1988) and the late Roger O’Connor (2009); she was the devoted mother of Carolyn H. Lake of Chicago, Ill., and Clifford Glansen of Hollywood, FL; and beloved step-mother to Roger O'Connor and wife Patricia; she was the cherished grandmother of Tracy, Kristin, Thomas Glansen, and Sarah O'Connor; she was the much loved great-grandmother of Daniel and Zachary Mallow. Henrietta was predeceased by her sister Ethel K. Scheele.

A 10 AM funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, New York following the funeral service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Saint Timothy Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 395 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 would be appreciated.

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Cliff and Roger my deepest sympathy to you and your families as you go thru this most difficult time. May Henrietta rest in the sweetest peace. I will miss her dearly.

Kim Demore


Our condolences go out to the Glans famiiy. Henrietta was a great friend and bridge player to Frank Scotti and our mom-Anne Pellegrini. She was also a hard worker at the polling places in here in Wayne.. She will be missed


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