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Eleanor Marie Nadler
1922 ~ 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Eleanor Marie Nadler (nee Zimmermann), 100, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2023. She was born in Manhattan New York to the late Charles and Lillian Zimmermann on June 3, 1922. As a young child she and her family moved to Cliffside Park, NJ where she resided and was a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels (Fort Lee). Eleanor worked for the Federal Reserve in NY until she married Edward Charles Nadler in 1946 and they settled, raising a family of four children in Ridgefield NJ. She was a lifetime committed supporter of the veterans of the armed services. Eleanor wrote letters to men during WWII to lift their spirits and later became active in the Post 221 American Legion Auxiliary (Ridgefield) where she was awarded lifetime membership for 62+ years of continued service to veterans. She served every office during her tenure and was active on the local, county and state levels. Eleanor was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Forty and Eight (an honor society of American veterans and service members committed to charitable and patriotic aims). Additionally, she was an active member for years in the Ladies Auxiliary Ridgefield Fire Department and the Holy Name Auxiliary.
Eleanor will be remembered for her love of life and how she remained sharp and eager to celebrate each day ahead to the very end. She was counting the days until she reached her 101st birthday and maintained interest in current events by reading the newspaper daily. Eleanor loved playing canasta in her card group, loved music, loved to dance, and even at 100 yrs of age was often found doing chair Zumba or simply rocking to the beat of performing musicians. She loved her family and her country.
Eleanor is pre-deceased by her husband Edward Nadler of 31 years; her brother Robert Zimmermann of NY; and her son-in-law Raymond W. Cordts. Eleanor is survived by her loving children, Susan Suessmann of Riverdale, NJ; Thomas Nadler; Richard Nadler of Windsor, VT; and Pamela Cordts of Frankford, NJ. She was the adoring grandmother of five grandchildren, Christine (Jeff) Farrell; Carol (David) Heitzmann; Jessica (Mitchel) Krause; James (Anna) Suessmann; and Raymond S. (Amanda) Cordts. She was the cherished great grandmother of 8 (with a 9th child on the way), Marla Farrell; Audrey Farrell; Trevor Heitzmann; Emilia Krause; Annabel Krause; Kelsey Heitzmann; Isla Suessmann; and Zoey Cordts; We will miss and love her forever.
Service will be held 11:30 on Wednesday, May 24th at St. Matthews RC Church in Ridgefield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation https://t2t.org or to any charity of your choice.