Barbara L. Van Handel


Barbara L. (Hance) Van Handel, 71 of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019.  Born in Dumont, NJ she was a life long resident of Fair Lawn.  An avid craftswoman she enjoyed to sew. 

Prior to retiring, she was a receptionist for Northern Jersey Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in Midland Park, NJ for many years.

Beloved wife of Nelson Bolivar Castillo Ortiz and the late Kenneth Van Handel.  Cherished mother of Kevin Treadway and wife Jill, Sue Abramson and husband Josh and Tammy Van Handel. Adored grandmother of Andrew, Tyler, Sara, Jake and Kaitlyn. 

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, July 27, 2019,  10 – 12  PM with a service to follow at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️ Barbara (mom) I’m great full to have met such a sweet kind woman. May you rest peacefully. Love always, Angela
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time
Janis and Frank Walker
I will miss you sweet Barbara. You were a kind and loving woman, compassionate and caring. I hope they play scrabble in Heaven! Rest In Peace my wonderful friend.
Bess Abramson
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the sudden loss of your Mom. Love and prayers to you my dear friend. Keeping all of you in my heart.
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