Monday, May 13, 2013
Media personality and psychologist died of natural causes on Monday at her Fort Lee home, according to an AP report.
Famous psychologist, media personality and long-time Fort Lee resident Dr. Joyce Brothers died at the age of 85 on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Brothers died of natural causes at her long-time Fort Lee residence, the wire service reported. For much of her adult life, Brothers resided in Fort Lee with her late husband Milton, who died in 1989. The Columbia-educated psychologist received her big break in 1955 when she became the first woman to win the top prize on game show The $64,000 Question. Three years later, she revolutionized the media advice business with her own television show. Brothers later parlayed her successes by making scores of appearances on popular television shows, and hosted her own syndicated radio and …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Former borough historian Tom Dater, whose family helped shape the history of Ramsey, died this week. Services will take place this weekend.
Thursday, March 14
A man who locals say had an immeasurable impact on Ramsey’s history died this week. Tom Dater, a former borough historian whose family played a large part in molding the borough, died Monday. According to Dater’s obituary, he died at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood a week shy of his 84th birthday after battling a short bought with pneumonia. At a borough council meeting Wednesday night, Ramsey officials expressed condolences for the Dater family, and said Dater’s death will impact the entire town. “He was such an institution in our community,” Mayor Chris Botta said. Dater’s obituary on VanEmburghSneider.com details his life and passing: He was the son of John Young Dater, the third JYD, and Eleanor Gott Dater of Grove St., Ramsey, NJ. …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Family members, friends and the entire Ramsey Emergency Service community are mourning the loss of Mary Carol "MC" Ditaranto.
Thursday, January 24
Ramsey resident Mary Carol Ditaranto, a longtime member of the borough’s Emergency Service team, died Jan. 20, according to her obituary on the VanEmburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home website. Ditaranto was 64 and died peacefully, surrounded by her family members. According to her obituary, EMS was a big part of Ditaranto’s life. She “worked as the Controller of The Inventory Company of Fort Lee for 30 years, held many positions with the Ramsey Volunteer Ambulance Corps for over 20 years, was an EMS instructor at the Academy of Law and Public Safety in Mahwah, and most recently an EMT at the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island,” it said. Ramsey’s emergency services are mourning the loss of the longtime member. Ambulance President Laura Behrmann…