Miriam Lopez-Isa


Miriam (Wust) Lopez-Isa, age 87, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019.  Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, she immigrated to the United States in October of 1961 arriving in New York City and moving briefly to Poughkeepsie, NY before settling in Fair Lawn in 1968.  She was a faithful parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  Miriam enjoyed knitting and cooking.  A selfless and compassionate woman who was an amazing wife and mother, she cared for family and friends, often travelling to help care for her grandchildren.

Prior to retiring in 2007, she taught Spanish at St. Anne School in Fair Lawn for 25 years.

Beloved wife of Jose Lopez-Isa.  Loving and devoted mother of Marlene Wust-Smith and husband Jim Smith and Lourdes Lopez-Isa and husband Jeffrey Lamken.  Cherished grandmother of Madison Wust-Smith and Lauren and Lindsay Lamken.  Dear sister of Rudolf and Ignacio Wust and the late Juan Wust and Anna Maria Rodriguez.

The family will receive relatives and friends Monday, May 20, 2019, 9-11 am at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Monday 11:30 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus

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Sincerest Condolences to the Lopez-Isa Family. I will never forget Mrs. Lopez-Isa, aside from being an excellent teacher , she taught us to have pride in our work and the care she showed us to progress was immeasurable. May she rest in Eternal Peace. I was fortunate to have called a my teacher.
Leo Sotomayor
Senora Lopez-Isa was my Spanish class teacher at Saint Anne's school back in the late 70's. I'm very sorry to hear of Mrs Lopez-Isa's passing. She was a great teacher - to be taught by someone who really enjoyed what she was doing was special. Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching the Spanish language was evident every class. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Mike Landi
For ever loved
Words can not express how much Miriam's friendship meant to me.She was a very special lady. She was always there to help me with an encouraging word,a bit of wise advise and unconditional friendship..She was more than a friend.She was the closest thing to a sister that I had,I will miss her very much.May she rest in peace. Love,,Maria Elena
Maria Elena Lacivita
Condolences to the family. While a student at St. Anne’s, a classmate of Marlene’s, I was fortunate to have taken Spanish with Senora. She was an excellent teacher, and many St. Anne’s students were so well prepared that they found success in high school as a result of her skill and passion. I still keep in touch with a number of classmates, and we all have fond memories of her class. I took four years of Spanish in high school as well as two years in college, and while I am now a high school history teacher, a veces hablo español con mis alumnos porque me gusta hablar español y tuve una maestra fantástica!
John Fogarty
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