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Vera Rinda

September 4, 1927 — September 23, 2017

Vera Rinda

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Vera A. (Mika) Rinda of Downsville, NY, a retired medical secretary for Dr. Kang in Montclair, NJ and a long time area resident passed away after a long illness on September 23, 2017 at the Roscoe Regional Rehab. and Residential Health Care Facility, Roscoe, NY.  She was 90.

The daughter of the late Anton and Josephine Simon Mika, she was born September 4, 1927 in Astoria, NY.  Vera loved animals especially her pet dogs and cats.  She enjoyed reading many books and cooking for her family.  She enjoyed vacationing with Warren especially trips to Las Vegas. They also enjoyed trips together to local casinos.  Her family meant everything to her and they always came first.

Vera married Warren on January 12, 1950 in Astoria, NY; they lived in Ridgefield Park and Cedar Grove, NJ before retiring in Downsville, NY in 1987.

Survivors include her loving husband, Warren Rinda at home; two children, Donna Barnes and her husband Doug of Shinhopple, NY and Alan Rinda and his wife Rosi of Downsville, NY; two special nephews, Robert Rinda and his wife Nancy of NC and Richard Rinda and his wife Dorothy of Park Ridge, NJ.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Blanche Rinda.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 Noon in the Shook Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ.

Funeral services will be at 12 Noon in the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair, NJ.

Please send condolences to the family at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, NY.  607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200 or

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