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Adele Symon


*PLEASE NOTE: the memorial service for Adele is being postponed at this time.  A new date will be set soon and posted here as soon as available.  Thank you for your understanding.

Adele Symon of Wayne passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017. She was 97 years old.

Adele was born in Newark, N.J. on March 16, 1920 to Eleanor and Joseph Duda. The family resided in Irvington, N.J. She had two sisters, Eleaner and Jane and one brother, Robert.

Adele graduated high school, took some secretarial classes and got a job in the Accounting Department of the Budweiser Brewery Company in Newark, N.J. Adele and her husband Frank were high school sweethearts and in later years when they were dating they loved to go dancing to the big bands playing at the local night clubs. They also loved going to the seashore - Coney Island and Atlantic City. On April 29, 1942, Adele and Frank were married.

Shortly after they were married war broke out and Frank was drafted into the Army. When he came home they had a daughter and son, Laurie and Frank. They then moved to Packanack Lake in Wayne, N.J.

Adele was very well liked by everyone who knew her - for her warmth, her sweetness and her helpfulness. She was a wonderful wife and mother and an excellent homemaker. All Adele ever wanted in life was to have children and since she didn't have to work outside the home, she poured her whole heart into her family. She baked cookies, played games with her children, took them to their after school activities and sewed many of her own clothes. She even sewed doll clothes for her daughter's dolls. She was a master seamstress!

Adele hosted summer barbeques and holiday parties at her home. She also enjoyed going on many family vacations with her children and husband - trips to Wildwood Crest and a dude ranch in New York State every year were among her favorites.

Adele and Frank celebrated 71 years of marriage before Frank passed away at the age of 95.

Adele is survived by her Daughter Laurie Kaczor and her husband Peter of Wharton. She is also pre-deceased by her son Frank Roger Symon in 1974 and her husband Frank Symon in 2013.

Friends may gather with the family for Memorial Visitation at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 3:30 to 6:00 PM. A Memorial Service will immediately follow visitation and begin in the funeral home at 6:00 PM.

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So sorry for your loss, Laurie and Pete. Though Fred and I can't attend the memorial service, our thoughts and prayers are with you. When I think of Aunt Adele, the words, beautiful, gracious lady come to mind. As written in her obituary, she was sweet, gentle, loving and kind and very well liked by all who knew her. I was blessed to have her for an aunt and cherish childhood memories of the Symon clan gathered at Nana and Grandpa's for the holidays. She and Uncle Frank were a beautiful couple and I'm glad they had so many years together. Love, Gail & Fred

Gail Symon Sobotkin

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