Joyce Kyritz


(nee Claes), 68, of Paramus, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Before retiring, she worked for Exclusive Shop in New Milford as a Florist, she was previously an Elementary School Teacher in Emerson for 10 years. She was a 1968 graduate of Paramus High School and a 1972 graduate of William Paterson University. Joyce was the co-founder of Boy Scout Troop 205 and served as the Committee Chairman from 1994-2018, she was a co-den leader for pack 245 Tiger through WeBeLoS, a cheerleading coach for Emerson High School and a longtime member of the Paramus Congressional Church where she taught Sunday School and served on numerous boards, her favorite being the Religious Education Board. She loved crafts and Christmas was her favorite holiday.

Cherished wife of William Kyritz. Beloved mother of Daniel Kyritz and his wife Teresa. Devoted grandmother of Samantha and Johnathan. Dear sister of June Vander Wekke and her husband Eric of Riverdale. Loving aunt of David Vander Wekke and his wife Cynthia, Todd Vander Wekke and his wife Mitzy and Jason Vander Wekke and his wife Sharon and great-aunt of Evan and Bryce Vander Wekke.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome or memorial contributions in Joyce 's memory may be made to NNJC, Friends of Scouting, 25 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436.

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Posted by Betsy Podmayersky on April 8, 2019 6:09 PM x

Thinking of you Bill and Daniel and remembering all the great times! Keeping all of you in my prayers, Betsy

Posted by Kenneth Isles on April 7, 2019 12:50 PM x

Please accept our deepest condolence from your Claes relatives in Nova Scotia

Posted by Bill Kyritz on April 7, 2019 12:48 PM x

I miss you so much. I will always love you. I will never let you grand children forget you and how much you loved them. I only get solice with your passing in the knowledge you are no longer in all that pain.

Posted by Ursula and richard marshall on April 5, 2019 9:35 PM x

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our privilege to have been befriended by Joyce and her family during the wonderful Scouting years. She did so much for all the scouts and their families! May you rest in the loving and wonderful arms of our Lord and Savior Joyce!

Posted by Annie smith on April 5, 2019 8:18 PM x

Sorry for your loss. I am truly sorry. Wish I would have come to visit before she passed. She was a very loving and kind person. Always there.

Posted by Elaine Palombit on April 5, 2019 8:16 PM x

Miss Claes was my 6th grade teacher and she was the best! We loved her so much that we rode our bicycles to her house on Lawrence Drive to visit her in the summer. She let us watch her coach the freshman cheer squad. She taught lessons beyond the classroom. My sincere sympathy for the loss of a wonderful person.


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