Joan Buckholz

joan buckholz

April 23, 1935 ~ April 9, 2021

Buckholz, Joan, nee: Bock, age 85, of River Vale formerly of Edgewater and Palisades Park, passed away on Friday April 9, 2021. Beloved wife to the late Robert Buckholz. Loving mother to Karen Turco and her husband Daniel, Durene Ayer and her husband Alexander “Sandy”, Cheryl Menzella and her husband Mark, Nancy Picurro and her husband Jack. Cherished grandmother to Jennifer, Angela, Shauna, Rachelle, Sydney, Zachary and Madison. She will be forever missed by her beloved dog Muffin.

Joan was born on April 23, 1935 to Barbara and Charles Bock. She was a teacher aid in the Palisades Park school system; a teller at Oritani Bank and later became a job placement counselor for the County of Bergen. She was also a member of the Old Tappan Women’s Club.

A celebration of her life funeral mass will take place on Thursday at Saint Michael's RC Church in Palisades Park at 10 AM. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in the name of Joan.


Funeral Mass: April 15, 2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church
19 E Central Boulevard
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Interment: April 15, 2021 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Sending sympathy and prayers to the Bucholz family. Joan was a beautiful and wonderful woman. Always had a smile on her face. Rest in peace, Joan. Frankie and staff at Richard's pharmacy.

  2. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Joan will be missed! Sending thoughts and prayers to you all!
    Love, Marios & Talin Stavrou of Celebrity Salons

  3. To all of Joan's family
    My sincere condolences. I only knew Joan for a few short months. But her friendship at the worse time in my life was a much needed and appreciated one. She will always be in my heart.
    Love and prayers
    Linda D'Anton

  4. Cheryl, Mark and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom and grandma was a sweet woman. I'm so glad I got the chance to know her. She will be missed.

  5. Our deepest condolences to the entire Buckholtz family. Joan was such a caring and thoughtful woman, who will be greatly missed. Much love to you all during this difficult time.

    The Klimchak and Gilmore Families

  6. We are deeply sorry for your loss of your mother, and are praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time.

    Linda and Jay Bateman

  7. My sincere condolences to the entire Buckholz family at this most difficult time.
    May you all find comfort with each other. God bless

    Kevin Burnette

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