Memory Eternal: Albina Kunsaw


Albina R. (Swed) Kunsaw, 95, of Fair Lawn, NJ, formerly of Wallington, NJ passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. A 1939 graduate of Lodi High School and a 1943 graduate of Passaic General Hospital School of Nursing, she served with the Army Nurse Corps from February 1944-46 and was discharged as a First Lieutenant. She worked for 40 years at the Barnert Memorial Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Albina was a member of the American Legion Post #171 and the Happy Senior Club at the Fair Lawn Senior Center. An ardent parishioner of The Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour, she was a member of Sts. Martha & Mary Altar Society.

Beloved wife of the late William Kunsaw. Loving mother of Janet Augusta and husband, Very Rev. Donald Augusta. Cherished grandmother of Joseph Augusta and Catherine Johnson and husband Marcus. Adored great-grandmother of Abby and Millie. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Kunegunda and Martin Swed, and by siblings Bertha Sottilare, Genevieve Ettz, and John and Michael Swed.

Visitation Monday, September 25, 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Vander Platt-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Leonid Schmidt on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:00 am at The Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour, 365 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652. Burial will follow at St. Tikhon’s Cemetery in South Canaan, PA.

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