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Johannes Van Vugt


Johannes Van Vugt age 90 of Pompton Plains passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017 with his family by his side.

Johannes was born in Ridderkerk, Netherlands and moved to the United States in 1951 with his wife Jennie and their two daughters. They first settled in Wayne for several years then moved to Pompton Plains more than sixty years ago. Johannes was a farmer; he owned and operated Van Vugt Greenhouses in Pompton Plains for more than fifty years. He was a long time member of the Ebenezer Netherland Reformed Church in Franklin Lakes. Johannes was a hard working devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Johannes touched the lives of many people and will be missed sincerely.

Surviving are his wife Jennie (nee) VanWingerden, his daughters; Gerda Vande Vrede and her husband Dave of Lincoln Park, Lona O’Keefe of Royersford, PA, Lenie Bednarski and her husband Ray of Pompton Plains, Janette Van Peenen and her husband Tunis of Lincoln Park, Christine Ziegler and her husband Bill of Raritan, and Joanne Prol and her husband Greg of Pompton Plains, two sons; Arie and his wife Florence of Allamuchy, and John and his wife Debi of Pompton Plains, 38 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

Funeral services will be on Friday 10AM at Ebenezer Netherland Reformed Church, 875 Ewing Ave, Franklin Lakes. Interment will be in First Reformed Church Cemetery Pompton Plains.

In lieu of flowers donations in Johannes’ name may be made to Netherlands Reformed Christian School, 164 Jacksonville Rd, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.

Guest Book


Joe you had passion in everything you did , work, family, religion , children , grandchildren and great grandchildren. You loved life and everyone and everything you touched. Looking back you were a great mentor and I will miss you. I am proud to have known you and call you a friend! Jerry mahoney

Jerry Mahoney


Van harte gecondoleerd met het overlijden van oom Jo. Wat een gemis, zeker voor U tante Jannie. Het mag een troost zijn dat hij niet zonder hoop is heengegaan. Ook namens Jacqueline heel veel sterkte toegewenst.



Praying God will strengthen you all in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

Jaap & Lona


To the entire Van Vugt family: I trust God has welcomed his son, Joe/Pops, into His loving open arms; and He will surround you with comfort and peace to endure the difficult days ahead. Peace be with you!

Diane Bilancia


To the Van Vugt family, He will surely be missed by me, knowing him for the last 20 years. Someone I always admired, a good friend and wonderful person.

Domnic Pisciotta


Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. We send our love and wishes for strength for the difficult days ahead.

Nanette Mast-Greendyk


Beste Tante Janie en de rest van de familie, heel veel sterkte met het verlies van ome Jo Paulus , Carla & Paulus Jr. Hollander

Paulus Hollander SR


Lieve Famllie,van uit Holland condoleren wij jullie met het overlijden van oom Jo.In onze gedachten leeft hij voortslepende een beminnelijke man. Sterkte Gerrit en Lona.

Gerrit enLona Hollander


Mijn condoleance aan mevrouw Janie van Vugt en de rest van de familie Mijn herinneringen aan papa Jo , prachtige man mooi karakter recht door zee en zoals we in Holland zeggen een werkpaard , Respect Heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke dagen Ed Intven

Ed Intven


Our condolences from your Terra Tech Family.

Terra Tech Family


Tante Janie en familie, van harte gecondoleerd met het overlijden van oom Jo. Oom Jo de jongste uit een groot gezin is altijd erg meelevend geweest. Ik denk hierbij ook aan de steun die oom Jo gaf toen mijn vader tegenslag had, en de onvergetelijke tijd die mijn vader en moeder bij jullie gehad hebben. Hier hebben ze het nog vaak over gehad. Heel veel sterkte toegewenst in deze moeilijke tijd.

Familie Piet van Vugt Hzn Ridderkerk

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