Cornelia M. Samuels, nee Van Der Beek, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at home. She was 60.
Born in Holland she lived in Paramus, moving to New York City 15 years ago. Before retiring, she worked in housekeeping for Paramus Park Mall.
Surviving are her parents Adrianus and Matilda (Reines) Van Der Beek of Hewitt, a son Mark Samuels of Ringwood, a brother Al Van Der Beek of Garfield and a sister Sandra Rust of Hewitt. A son Alan Golden (1993) and a brother Miguel Van Der Beek (1997) predeceased her.
Visiting will be held on Friday, May 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. A funeral service is set for Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with interment following at Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford.
Donations to New York Outreach, Attn: Taeko Frost, Washington Heights Corner Project, 566 W. 181st Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10033 would be appreciated.