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Geraldine A. (Wharton) Nurnberger

July 14, 2020


Mrs. Geraldine A. Wharton Nurnberger, 78, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in her home, surrounded by the love and care of her family.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation which will be held in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Sunday, July 19th.  from 2:00-5:00PM.  The cremation in Rosehill Crematory, Linden and the burial of her cremains in the Pennsylvania gravesite of her parents, will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Geraldine’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, NJ 07068 or online at http://www.alznj.org

Geraldine, the daughter of the late Regina Redington Wharton and the late James Wharton, was born in Newark, New Jersey.  She lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey for many years, before relocating to Manchester, New Jersey, where Geraldine resided for over twenty years.  She then moved to Linden, New Jersey four years ago.

Everyone was always happy to be around Geraldine.  She was known to be the life of the party, whether Geraldine was dancing, listening to music and singing along, or just about anything that made her the center of attention.  She genuinely loved life and everything it had to offer, like her time spent with her precious pet dogs over the years or the beautiful blooming flowers of Spring and Summer.  These may seem like quite simple traits, but that’s what made Geraldine so special.  When it came right down to it, the most important part of Geraldine’s life was the love that she had for her family and friends; a love that was never ending. Geraldine loved children so much, that she was an active foster Mom for many boys and girls over the years.  Her nurturing love was a guiding light for many children.

Predeceased by her husband, Edward Nurnberger; her brother, James Wharton, Jr. and her former spouse, Robert Hans, Sr., Geraldine is survived by her two sons, Philip Hans and his wife, Mabel and Robert Hans, Jr. and his companion, Michelle Willman; her sister, Mary Kosten; her sister-in-law, Sandra Wharton; her four grandchildren, Joshua Hans, Robert (RJ) Hans, Cory Hans and Morgan Hans; her four great grandchildren, Anthony, Vinny, Gianna and Natalie; her former daughter-in-law, Annmarie Hans and her numerous nieces and nephews.

As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of fifty (50) people allowed in the funeral home at one time.  Face protection is also required as per state regulations.  We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.

To send flowers to Geraldine's family, please visit our floral store.


July 19, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Teresa V. Kowalski
515 Roselle Street
LINDEN, NJ 07036

Private Cremation


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