Linda M. Jahren


Linda M. (Kochakian) Jahren, 59, of Hewitt, NJ passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Bergenfield, she resided in Hewitt for 38 years.  Linda earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from William Paterson University in Wayne. An avid reader, she enjoyed tennis, bowling, cooking, theater and her yearly visits to churches throughout New York City on Christmas Eve.  She will be remembered for her helping nature and love of animals.

She was a teacher’s assistant with The Forum School in Waldwick for 12 years. 

Beloved wife of Kenneth Jahren.  Loving and devoted mother of Brett Jahren and wife Corina and daughter, Alyssa Jahren.   Dear sister of Gary Kochakian and wife Joan and Eddie Kochakian and wife Deirdre.  Cherished daughter of Edward and the late Ruth (Porzl) Kochakian and step daughter of Georgia Kochakian.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and was joyfully awaiting the arrival of her granddaughter.

The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4-8 PM with a 7 PM service at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Cremation will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Linda to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022 would be appreciated.

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There was never a time that I talked with Linda where there wasn't a smile and a kind word. And, there was never a time that she complained or expressed unhappiness. She was always interested in our lives. What a brave and wonderful woman. She will not be forgotten. Prayers to all the family.
Roberta Schmidt
She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed
Maura Costello
I worked with Linda at Forum School for eight years. There was not a day when I didn't see her greet everyone with a hello and a great big smile. She was a very dear, loving person......and will be missed.
Lee Giudice
Even with as little as I know, it's clear that Linda was a major part of her friends' and family's lives, and that she will be greatly missed. Very sorry for your loss.
My condolences my friend, if you need anything we are only a phone call away, God bless you
Angelo Ragusa
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