William "Bill" Darley


83, longtime resident of Rochelle Park, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. His final moments were spent with his wife and children but his love, kindness and generosity were shared with so many during a long life well lived. Before retiring, William worked for Rexnord in Hasbrouck Heights as a System and Methods Analyst. After retiring, he worked for Paramus Catholic for 20 years. He was a Exempt Fireman for Rochelle Park and a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Rochelle Park. William was an Army veteran who served our country proudly during the Korean War.

Devoted husband of 60 years to Marilyn (nee Westrate). Loving father of Colleen Van Haasteren and her husband George of Bergenfield, Mary Ellen Waanders and her husband Peter of Maywood and William Darley and his wife Christina of Montvale. Adored grandfather of Peter, Alyssa, Kyle, Timothy, Patrick, Sean and Erin. Dear brother of George Darley and the late Marie Schmedes.

The value of a man is not measured by what he does for himself to make his life easier, but measured by what he does for others to make their lives easier.

Family and friends will gather at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Sacred Heart RC Church, 12 Terrace Avenue, Rochelle Park. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 am. Arrangements are entrusted to the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in William's memory may be made to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306.

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Posted by Denise Dahms on April 2, 2019 3:37 PM x

Dear Marilyn and family, I am so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a lovely, kind and gentle man. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. This is a tremendous loss both to the parish of Sacred Heart,and the community of Rochelle Park. Love, Deedee

Posted by Mary Ellen Bohan Donner on March 30, 2019 8:19 PM x

Mrs. Darley, Colleen, Mary Ellen & William: I am so very sorry. Your Dad was such a nice man. Always smiling and offering a friendly wave in the neighborhood. Our condolences, Ron and Mary Ellen Donner

Posted by Marilyn and gene esposito on March 30, 2019 8:58 AM x

Marilyn and family Our sincere Condolences. Bill was truly a nice man

Posted by Patti and Pete Donatello on March 30, 2019 1:16 AM x

Marilyn and family - Pete and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family during a difficult time. I will miss my “birthday buddy”. Prayers to all as Heaven receives another Angel. Pete and Patti Donatello

Posted by Arnaz Maneckshana on March 29, 2019 7:46 PM x

Dear Mary Ellen: My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear Father. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in loving memories at this difficult time. Love, Arnaz

Posted by mahesh melwani on March 29, 2019 4:46 PM x

Mary Ellen and the Darley Family, Our sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Bill rest in eternal peace. Mahesh

Posted by Zeki Hassouni on March 29, 2019 4:35 PM x

Dear Mary Ellen and Family. I want to wish you and your family my sincere condolences. May he rest in peace. Zeki

Posted by The Smith Family on March 28, 2019 10:17 PM x

Our entire family is saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful, caring man and greeted everyone with a smile. He will be missed. We are honored to have known him. Our heartfelt condolences to the Darley Family❤️

Posted by Lou Craumer on March 28, 2019 10:00 PM x

We are so sorry to learn about “Pop”.. a kinder, gentler man could not be found! He surely loved his family, and was proud of each and every one of them! Sending our love and sorrow. Lois and Ed


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