Rudolph Bartke


85, of Rochelle Park, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Before retiring, Rudolph worked for GMAC Mortgage Company in Bardonia, NY as a Loan Officer. He was a member of the American Legion Post #170 Rochelle Park and a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church Rochelle Park. Rudolph was a Navy veteran who served our country proudly the during Korean War.

Cherished husband of 61 years to Dorothy Bartke (nee Walgenwitt). Loving father of Rich Bartke and his wife Maureen, Susan Jennings and her husband Michael, Ronald Bartke and his fiancé Cristina, Doug Bartke and his wife Sharon, Sandra Ramirez, Karen Muller and her husband Rob and Sheryl Barbosa and her husband Joseph. Treasured grandfather of 23 grandchildren and one great grandson. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Freida, brother Charles Bartke and sister Eleanor Bortolus.

Family will receive friends on Monday August 12, 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, NJ. Friends are asked to gather at Sacred Heart R.C. Church 12 Terrace Avenue Rochelle Park for a 9:00 am Funeral Mass on Tuesday August 13, 2019. Private Interment at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.

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Posted by Joan Syme on August 12, 2019 6:39 PM x

Dot and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family as you mourn the loss of your husband/father. I know that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead. Rudy was a wonderful man and I thought the world of him. I know he was loving husband and good father. I know that whenever his name was mentioned, everyone had such nice things to say about him. Your children are such shining examples of the great job that both of you did in raising them. They will always be a constant reminder of his love and influence on them. You have my deepest sympathy. "Wishing You Enough" Love Only Love Joan Syme Kathie Eagan

Posted by Donald Salmon on August 12, 2019 1:40 PM x

Rudy ran Paramus Mortgage Company in the early 1970's, and became my first boss in the business when he hired me right out of college in 1972. He, and my direct supervisor, Walt Dypko, taught me the mortgage business where I have made a career for 47 years, and am still working. I am ever so grateful to Rudy for giving me the opportunity to learn and thrive in the business. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. My prayers are with him and his family. Don Salmon

Posted by Kim and Greg Havel on August 11, 2019 10:08 AM x

My condolences to the Barkte family. Rudy was a friend and a mentor. He will be sincerely missed.

Posted by Iovilanda Barbosa on August 9, 2019 10:04 PM x

My condolences to Dottie and the Bartke family. It was a privilege knowing you for the past 20 years. My son was lucky to have you as his father-in-law. RIP 🙏🙏

Posted by vincent Boniface on August 8, 2019 4:57 PM x

My condolences to Dottie and the rest of the Bartke family. Rudy was old school and I cherished that about him.I will miss him .


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