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Raymond Yodlowsky



Raymond Yodlowsky, age 83, of Wayne, passed peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

He was born to the late Joseph and late Nora Yodlowsky. Raymond was raised on Hendel Avenue in North Arlington and graduated from North Arlington High School with the Class of 1951. During his high school years he excelled as a pitcher for the high school team.

After high school Raymond went to work as a door to door salesman for the Kirby Vacuum Company. He did extremely well as he was a natural salesman. Raymond would eventually run his own business selling promotional items and premium incentive programs to all types of area businesses. He ran his company until 2013 when he retired at the age of 80.

He truly loved his work and could be defined as a man who ate, drank, and loved his family, his work, and especially his wife. Raymond adored the ground his wife Dolores walked on and affectionately called her “his Dukie” which is a nickname family and friends would lovingly call her. Raymond and Dolores’ lives revolved around each other and even recently he was saying how “I’ll be ok as long as I have my little angel with me.” Saturday, May 13th would have been the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage at the Fiesta in Woodridge. He was a kind, gentle man who grew to love cooking and watching the cooking channel. He would print out recipes and bring them to the store to make sure he got all the required ingredients. He could make just about anything and it was great. He loved his cars, Frank Sinatra, the New York Yankees, fine restaurants, a Martini – dirty with olives, golf, and was always dressed to the 9’s. Raymond’s biggest love was having his family around him. Seeing the accomplishments of his children, relishing in the achievements of his grandchildren, or just gazing into the eyes of “his Dukie”…those are the things that made Raymond happiest.

He was the loving husband of Dolores (Tamburr) Yodlowsky; devoted father of Raymond Yodlowsky and his girlfriend Sheryl of Highland Park, Denise DeZao and her husband Mark of Ramsey, and Dana Yodlowsky and her fiancé Lesley of Wayne; cherished grandfather of Danielle and Julian DeZao, and Layla Maloney-Yodlowsky; loved brother of Edna Kochansky of Tinton Falls and Grace Ramkowsky and her husband Jack of Bayville. He will be greatly missed by all his loving nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. A 7:00 PM Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home during the visitation hours followed by a time of memories shared by Raymond's family. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated. 

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Poppy was one of the nicest, most generous man Ive ever met! He always had words of wisdom for all who came in contact with him. I am sorry to all his family memebers and friends. May he Rest In Peace!

Nicole Neary


Rest In Peace Raymond

Toni loyas

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