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Dorothy Sturcke


Dorothy “Dot” Sturcke (nee Eggeling) age 92 of Wayne passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Dot was born in West Hoboken and grew up in Secaucus. She met her future husband, William “Bill” Sturcke, on a blind date shortly after he returned home from the Navy. That first date was a great success and just four weeks later, Bill pulled his car over on Century Road in Paramus and proposed to Dot right there. They were married on May 3, 1947 and enjoyed a honeymoon in Montreal.

Bill and Dot settled in Maywood then Rochelle Park before moving to Wayne in 1965. Dot was a homemaker. When Bill retired, they traveled to England, Ireland, France, Germany and Monaco, as well as many other destinations. They enjoyed a loving and devoted marriage of more than sixty-five years before Bill’s passing in 2012.

Dot will be lovingly remembered as a mother and grandmother dedicated to her family. Her love and generosity was unconditional and knew no end. Dot was extremely fortunate to have received a donor kidney at the age of 79. She was a special “grandma” to her loving grand-puppies; miniature dachshunds Remy, Cody, Wolfie, Angel and Pippin who will be greeting her lovingly in Heaven. Bend and Sprout will miss her greatly, as she always made sure that their bellies were full of cheerios and that they were nice and warm as they snuggled close to her in bed when they visited. During the last few years of her life, Dot’s talent for art was discovered in the beautiful pictures she colored and embellished. They are truly frame-worthy.

Dot was predeceased by her husband Bill in November of 2012. She was the loving mother of three children; William H. Sturcke, Jr. and his wife, Trudy, of Ponca City, OK, Arlene Jakubik of Wayne and Audrey Marciniak of Kinnelon (and her late husband, Gary), four grandchildren; Karen Blanco and her husband, Marcos, of Odessa, FL, Kristen Morado and her husband, Jaime, of Simi Valley, CA, Matthew and Katherine Jakubik of Wayne, and five great-grandchildren; Brendan Blanco of Odessa, FL, Ryan and Jenna Stack of Simi Valley, CA and Aaron and Leah Morado also of Simi Valley.

Family and friends may visit with the family from 2-5 PM on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. A 5 PM funeral service will be held at the conclusion of the visitation hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the National Kidney Foundation, 30East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, would be appreciated. 

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My loving will be forever in my thoughts and prayers????????

Arlene Jakubik


My heart is heavy. I love and miss you more than words can say.

Audrey Marciniak


Audrey, Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family for this great loss. Best Regards, Michele K.

Michele K.


Grandma brought so many happy moments in our life and left us with a treasure trove of memories. We will never be able to forget her. We are praying for you in this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.



Audrey and family, our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We'll miss her as well, as she was always kind and gentle to me, john and our pups Peanut and Reeses. May she rest in peace and be reunited with Bill and all the pups.

John and Cindy McTigue

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