It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Firefighter Donald Hoedemaker
Donald Jacob Hoedemaker, 77, of Woodland Park, passed away on October 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Prospect Park on December 8, 1937 to the late Jacob and Marie (Woudenberg) Hoedemaker. Donald graduated from Passaic High School class of 1955. He then served in the United States Army Air Force Reserve. He worked most recently as a printing supervisor for Beckley Press in Fairfield, NJ.
Donald was a volunteer fireman for over 55 years at the West Paterson Fire Co. #2 on McBride Avenue. There he earned the title of Vice President and Lieutenant and retired as a NJ Exempt Fireman.
Donald was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Klippel) Hoedemaker. He was the treasured father of Richard Hoedemaker and his wife Marisol and the cherished grandfather of Jonathan and Timothy Hoedemaker. He was the dear brother of Nancy Norton and uncle to Joy Smith and Paul and Mark Norton.