Obituary of G. Bruce Algera
George “Bruce” Algera, of Mahwah, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Born in Paterson, he lived in Valley Cottage 10 years before moving to Mahwah 6 years ago. Bruce worked as a draftsman for BASF for 18 years then as a contractor before retiring in January 2018. Bruce is survived by his loving wife Maria, his beloved children Jason Algera (Ambar), Jeff Algera (Katie), Brett Algera (Katie), his loving step-children Dina Velez, Patrick Clohessy (Katherine) Michael Clohessy (Alyssa) and 8 grandchildren. Raleigh, Hudson, Alex, Jon, Anthony, Brody, Colin & Brooklyn. He also leaves his sister Faith Tanis (Keith). Along with Mother-in-law, Sisters-in law, Brothers-in-law nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Predeceased by his parents George & Doris Algera. All services for Bruce will be private. The family invites family and friends to join them online at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home of Wyckoff Facebook page, www.vpfh-fb.com, at 12:30 pm on Tuesday to participate in the graveside service. You may also leave condolences on Bruce’s Tribute wall on the funeral home’s website www.vpfh.com. We will be holding a memorial celebration for Bruce at a later date. Details to follow when gatherings are allowed to be held again. Memorial contributions in Bruce’s memory may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program at stjude.org/memorial, memorial ID #11969194.