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Mary B. Jarger


Mary B. Jarger, age 92 of Wayne, passed peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017.

She was born in Garfield to the late Peter and Pearl Bilanin. Mary was raised at 50 Grand Street in Garfield and graduated from the Garfield High School with the Class of 1943.

Mary married John A. Jarger on May 10, 1947 at SS Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Passaic. They lived on Hope Avenue in Clifton and Stadler Lane in East Paterson before moving to Wayne in 1959 where they raised their three children.

Mary worked as a secretary and then dedicated herself to raising her family. After the children were grown Mary worked as a baker for the Wayne Board of Education. She held the position at the Schuyler Colfax and later Wayne Hills High School before retiring in 1991.

She will be remembered as a quiet person who loved taking bus trips to Atlantic City where she got a roll of quarters, free lunch, and got to play the slot machines for a few hours. She and John enjoyed many years of family vacations to Lake George in New York State and Chadwick Beach at the Jersey Shore. They also traveled and visited family in Czechoslovakia and visited many states including Hawaii, Maine, Florida, Oregon, California, and New York. She will also be fondly remembered for her baking. Apple cake and her special China Chews with apricots, walnuts, and powdered sugar were always favorites.

Mary was the loving wife of forty years to the late John A. Jarger who predeceased her in 1987; devoted mother of Russell Jarger and his wife Carol of Wayne, Paula Greene and her husband David of Jupiter, FL, and Lorraine Covello and her husband Tony of Kinnelon; she was the cherished grandmother of Rosemarie Condrillo and her husband Rob, Laura Covello, Adam Greene, Brian Greene, Amanda Walters and her husband Will, Sarah Greene, Kristin Jarger, Nancy Daly and her husband Brian, Erik Jarger and his wife Lauren, and Emily Jarger; she was the much loved great-grandmother of Ian and Mia Jarger, Penelope Walters, and Matthew Daly. She was predeceased by her four brothers Peter, John, Michael, and Edward.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a donation in Mary’s memory are asked to consider Pompton Falls Volunteer Fire Department, 130 Jackson Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470, or at

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It was with great sadness that we learned of your mom's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times. The Goralski family.

Joe Goralski


Our deepest sympathy to the entire Jarger family on the passing of their mother/ grandmother

pat neukum


We will say prayers that your sorrow will not linger. This is a great loss and our deepest sympathy to the whole family. The RubinskyFamily

Deb Rubinsky


Mary was so very sweet and kind. May the many fond memories you have of her incredible life bring you comfort. xo

Linda and Kent Condrillo


Mary was so very sweet and kind. May the many fond memories you have of her incredible life bring you comfort. xo

Linda and Kent Condrillo


We are so sorry to hear of the loss of mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with Lorraine, Tony and the entire family - Joanne and Anthony

Joanne and Anthony De Palma

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