Janine Gerarde Klewin


(nee Nichetta), 66, of Paramus, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 in her home after a courageous 5 year battle with breast cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Staten Island, NY, Janine was the cherished daughter of James Nichetta, 101 and the late Josephine Nichetta. She attended Notre Dame Academy High School and received her undergraduate degree in music/fine arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, where she met her beloved husband of 41 years, Gregory L. Klewin. Janine worked as a buyer for Macy’s and Zales in Manhattan before giving birth to daughters Erin and Cara Klewin. She lived most of her life in Paramus, and was an active member of the PTA and substitute teacher in the Paramus school district. Janine had a lifelong passion for music, and was an avid concertgoer and piano teacher to students across Bergen County for nearly two decades. She enjoyed summers at Point Pleasant Beach, her “happy place” for over 30 years, and was actively involved in the Harborhead Condominium Association and community. To know Janine was to love her, and her compassion, sincerity, optimism, and kindness were unparalleled. She had a true zest for life and loved spending time with her family, sunny beach days, Foreigner concerts, and a great cup of coffee. May she rest in peace forever in our hearts. Funeral services will be private, but a memorial mass and celebration of her life will be held this summer to honor her. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – e.e. cummings.
Arrangements are entrusted to Vander Plaat Memorial Home 113 S. Farview Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652.

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Posted by BARBARA SCHAEFER on March 25, 2020 6:17 PM x

Will miss you, ❤️🙏🏽, May GOD embrace you always and forever and have a guiding light shining on your family!

Posted by Frank DelleDonne, Matthew Bonczo on March 25, 2020 5:08 PM x

Sending love, strength, and sympathy to Greg, Cara, Erin, and all of Janine's friends and loved ones. Janine was always smiling and full of love. May her family always have her memory and love to help them through this hard time.

Posted by Ray,maureen,Danny on March 25, 2020 3:59 PM x

A most beautiful person in and out..We will miss her...May she Rest In Peace...

Posted by John and Janine Bingman on March 25, 2020 3:17 PM x

We are so very sorry to hear this heartbreaking news about Janine, cherish her memories everyday, and may God rest her soul. May she be at peace.

Posted by Donna & Dennis Brown on March 25, 2020 12:12 PM x

Our deepest sympathy to Greg,Erin, & Cara.

Posted by Lynn Wolf & Jeff Pocaro on March 25, 2020 9:41 AM x

Dear Gregg, Erin and Cara, Our sincere and deepest sympathy for your loss. We were both shocked and saddened when we heard the news. May God give you strength and comfort at this difficult time and May she rest in peace.

Posted by Michele Mazza on March 24, 2020 9:49 PM x

My sincere and deepest sympathy to Greg, Erin,Cara and Jim. Janine was a wonderful human being, and she will be sorely missed. Her smile lit up a room. May she rest in peace.


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