Susan Hirkala

  • Born: June 4, 1925
  • Died: May 19, 2013
  • Location: Paramus, New Jersey

Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home

1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
Tel. (973) 546-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

HIRKALA – Susan (nee Duran), 87, of Paramus, passed away on May 19, 2013. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Hirkala was a Passaic High School graduate. She resided in Passaic until 1986 when she moved to Paramus. Mrs. Hirkala was employed with Prudential in Newark before starting a 26-year career at Beth Israel Hospital in Passaic, retiring from the Records Department. Mrs. Hirkala was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn and volunteered at the Medical Library at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, John M. Hirkala in 1997; her parents, Meri and Michael Duran; two sisters, Mary (nee Duran) Marton and Anne (nee Duran) Stankiewicz; one brother, Michael Duran; and her best friend and Gemini twin, Anne Krupa. Survivors include: her devoted daughter, Patrice Hirkala Woods and her husband, William Woods of Paramus; her loving granddaughter, Kelly Ann Woods; and her nephews and nieces, Joel Stankiewicz, Dennis Stankiewicz, Marianne Coppola, Judy Zangara, Ken Marton, Mark Marton and Jeffrey Marton. Funeral services will be held Thursday 10:30 am from the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton and 11:30 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 22-15 Broadway, Fair Lawn. Interment to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton. Visiting will be Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 22-15 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 or Valley Home Care, 15 Essex Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. Aunti Sue and Annie are together once again. May God's light shine upon them! Our prayers are with you! Rita and Bill

Posted by Bill and Rita Krupa - Northfield, NH   May 25, 2013

Rest in peace aunt sue

Posted by Anthony ansaldo - springhill, FL   May 23, 2013

Dear Patrice Kelly & Bill We are so sorry for you loss. Heaven has another wonderful SLOVAK ANGEL Mother Grandmother Friend Love Larry & Ann B

Posted by Ann Bochiaro - Bolivia, NC   May 23, 2013

To Patrice, Bill and Kelly Ann. My heartfelt sympathy; Sue and I were friends from the day we met at Beth Israel. May she rest in God's Peace, Dotty Lawrence.

Posted by Dorothy Lawrence - Lyndhurst, NJ   May 23, 2013

Kelly Ann, I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. With Best Regards, Indira Kattoju

Posted by Indira Kattoju    May 22, 2013

Patrice,Bill and Kelly: My deepest sympathies to you. Auntie Sue was always so nice to me, she holds a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Ken Marton - Milwaukee, WI   May 22, 2013

Patrice,Bill & Kelly Ann My sympathy is with you at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Aunt Sue & Mom Krupa May she rest in peace.

Posted by Crystal DeVust - clayton, NC   May 22, 2013

My words cannot convey how sorry I am for the loss of your grandmother. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by James Hall - Alpharetta, GA   May 21, 2013

Our sincere condolences to Patrice, Bill and Kelly on the loss of their Dear Mom and Grandmother and our cherished friend Sue. May she rest in Peace

Posted by Marilyn&Jim Tanella - Paramus, NJ   May 21, 2013

Susan was devoted to her Lord and is now at home with Him. May her family be blessed with the assurance that she has eternal life in Christ and that they will also. Dick enjoyed his visits with Susan as an Elder at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn.

Posted by Dick & Beverly Engelhardt - Fair Lawn, NJ   May 21, 2013

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your grandmother. I know you two were extreemly close. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Glenn Howansky - Rockaway, NJ   May 21, 2013

Dear Patrice, Bill & Kelly Ann, Our deepest sympathy and prayers as we fondly remember Sue. Sue & first me at Beth Israel Hospital and we became fast friends which lasted the past 27 years. Her warm heart, compassion and beautiful smile will always be cherished by me. She was a great lady. All of our love, Claudia, Jim and family.

Posted by Claudia & Jim - Ridgewood, NJ   May 20, 2013

All we can say is, Auntie Sue is not suffering anymore and she will be reunited with many loved ones. And after many years - will be able to see again. Thank you for remembering my Mom. We had such a great childhood because of our Moms and their connection. May the perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Carol & John Babin - Mill Village   May 20, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Crystal Krazit - Ramsey, NJ   May 20, 2013

My condolences to the family.

Posted by Thomas Hicks - Hillcrest, NJ   May 20, 2013

My Prayers are with you all. R.I.P.

Posted by Esther Sikirdji    May 20, 2013

With our Heartfelt Condolences of Our Beloved Susan she will be solely missed. R.I.P.

Posted by Belle & Dennis Droesch    May 20, 2013