Mary Tharaldsen, 92, of Kenilworth, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Fountain View Care Center in Lakewood.
Born in Elizabeth, she remained in Kenilworth for most of her life before moving to Englishtown & Jackson. She was a parishioner of St. Theresa’s RC Church in Kenilworth. She loved to quilt and make stained glass lamps. She enjoyed gardening & cooking, and making her special Ukrainian Easter Eggs.
She is predeceased by her husband, Albert; parents, Frank & Tessie Gluck; 5 siblings, Steve, John, Joe, Ann, & Mike; and a daughter-in-law, Lena.
She is survived by her 4 children, Robert of Sherman, CT, Gail LaSpata of Kenilworth, Renee Bingert & husband Frank of Englishtown, & Cheryl Lannon & husband David of Union; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer, Lindsay, Michael, Benjamin & wife Bethany, & Melissa; 3 great-grandchildren, Diletta, Steven, & Natalia; & many nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10 am at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 1225 Green St. & Cooper Ave, Iselin NJ 08830. Interment will take place at Rosehill Cemetery in Linden.
Visitation will take place Friday from 6-9 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org)