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Death in our diocesan family: Elizabeth A. Van Dine

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Elizabeth A. Van DineWith sadness we share the news of the death of Elizabeth A. Van Dine, 71, on January 10, 2023 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. She was the wife of the Rev. Deacon John Van Dine, who serves at St. John's, Boonton.

Elizabeth's Life Celebration will include visitation on Friday, January 13 from 6 - 8 PM at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road, Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 9:30 AM at St. John's, located at 226 Cornelia St., Boonton, NJ 07005. Entombment will follow at Hackettstown Union Cemetery and Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's, Boonton.

Elizabeth was born March 21, 1951 in Morristown and has lived in Budd Lake for over 40 years. She retired from Wendy's where she served as the manager at both the Ledgewood and Mt. Olive locations. When she wasn't working, Elizabeth enjoyed knitting, crocheting, drawing, and coloring. At St. John's, she was a devoted member of the choir. She loved to travel to the Poconos and to Tennessee's Great Smokey Mountains, where she was surrounded by the peace and quiet of nature.

In addition to her beloved husband of 48 years, John, she is also survived by four devoted children, Elsia Van Dine, Violet Torres, Michelle Church, and Elizabeth P. Van Dine; nineteen loving grandchildren; eight cherished great-grandchildren; and by many other loving family members and friends. She was predeceased by her son, John Van Dine, Jr. and by her great-grandson, Renni Kasper Van Dine.

Condolences may be sent to the Rev. John Van Dine care of St. John's, Boonton.

God, our Father, we thank you that you have made each of us in your own image, and given us gifts and talents with which to serve you. We thank you for Elizabeth, the time we shared with her, the good we saw in her, the love we received from her. Now give us strength and courage, to leave her in your care, confident in your promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.