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George Vande Vrede


George Vande Vrede, age 75, of Briarcliff Manor, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2017.

George was born in Paterson and raised in the family home on Struyk Avenue in Prospect Park.

Immediately following graduation from Hawthorne High School with the Class of 1960, George began full-time work as an accountant with Rice and Verblaauw of Ridgewood. At night, he took classes at Pace University where he earned his B.S. degree in Accounting. In 1966 he had to take a pause from work as he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. After the war George returned to his work as an accountant with employment through Pete Marwick and Mitchell Accountants in New York City. George’s career culminated as an auditor with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in New York City. He retired in 2007. In his spare time George enjoyed a round of tennis with friends in Briarcliff Manor and he was also a bit of a sports car enthusiast.

George was the beloved husband of Alma Vande Vrede (Strauss). They met through mutual friends and exchanged their wedding vows before God, family and friends in 1973 at the Ebenezer Netherland Reformed Church in Franklin Lakes. They were blessed with a loving marriage of thirty-seven years until Alma’s passing in 2010.

George is survived by his dear brother David and wife Gerda Vande Vrede of Lincoln Park; 7 dear nieces and nephews; and 16 dear great-nieces and great nephews.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

A Funeral Service will be held immediately following the time of visitation and will begin in the funeral home at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy in George’s name are asked to consider Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, 2965 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525-5828, or online at


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Our most sincere sympathies. We were George's neighbors since his moving into Rosecliff, and enjoyed his company on the tennis courts at ClubFit. Although he kept very much to himself, he will be missed. Sorry we cannot make to the service on Tuesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Noel & Teresa Duguet

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