Dorothy Gaj


Dorothy (Burkle) Gaj, age 97, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side.  Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany, she immigrated to the United States in 1951, eventually settling in Fair Lawn in 1972.  Dorothy was devoted to family and her greatest joy came from spending time with them.

Prior to retiring in 1986, she was an offset printer with H.W. Wilson in the Bronx, NY for over 30 years. 

Wife of the late Gene Gaj. Beloved companion of Walter Baumann. Loving and devoted mother of Helen McCarthy and husband Thomas, Theodore Gaj and wife Miriam and the late Donna Jadrych.  Cherished grandmother of Donna and husband John, Katherine and husband Scott, Peter and wife Christine and Alicia and husband Anthony.  Adored great-grandmother of John and wife Christine, Katie, Michael, Ellie, Tommy, Jake, Declan and Colin.

The family will receive relatives and friends Monday, October 11, 2021, 5-9 P.M. at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11 A.M. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

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