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Thure "Ted" Tengwall


Thure Tengwall “Ted” age 92 of Pompton Lakes passed into life eternal at the Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff on Saturday, January 7, 2012. His loving family had spent much time at his bedside and his passing was graciously peaceful.

He was born, raised, and married in Brooklyn, NY. In 1960 the family home was bought so they could build apartment buildings and the family moved to Glen Ridge, NJ where they paid $29,000.00 cash for their new home. In 2006 Thure moved in to live with his son Jim and daughter-in-law Elizabeth in Pompton Lakes.

Thure was a bookkeeper for the National City Bank of New York for 6 ½ years having worked his way up from page boy and messenger. He operated an NCR Bookkeeping Machine, and helped to balanced depositors accounts. On March 30, 1943 he was drafted into the US Army. During his service he learned to be a radio repairman. He tested and made major repairs on radio transmitting and receiving instruments and related equipment in connection with air-ground and inter-plane communications. He was awarded a Bronze Star for outstanding service to his country. After being discharged from the Army on December 17, 1945 the radio repair skills he learned were utilized throughout his remaining working career. Soon after his service in the military he worked for the Bell & Howell Corporation, WABC News and finally the Essex County College in Newark where he served as an audio/video technician before retiring in 1985.

He met his wife Patricia Lynch through mutual friends and married on September 30, 1950. They honeymooned in Adirondacs in New York. They enjoyed forty-one years of a loving and caring marriage before Patricia’s passing in 1992.

Thure was a quiet, dependable, honest, hard working person who loved bird watching, scouting, photography, and volunteering for the American Red Cross in Montclair.

He was the loving husband of the late Mary Patricia (Lynch) Tengwall(1992); loving father of Patrick Tengwall and his wife Beth of Block Island, RI, James Tengwall and his wife Elizabeth of Pompton Lakes, Mary Tengwall of Cedar Grove, Edward Tengwall and his wife Harriet of Union, and Eileen Tengwall of Cedar Grove; loved brother of the late Richard Tengwall(1976); cherished grandfather of Kerrin, Caitlyn, Charles and Edward Tengwall.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 10 – 12 Noon at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon just after the visiting hours. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair.

Those planning an expression of sympathy in Thure’s memory are asked to consider ARC Association for Retarded Citizens, c/o The Arc of Essex County, 123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.

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I liked Ted a lot. He was a personable, peaceful and practical man who smiled easily and really appreciated Mother Nature. My condolonces to his family. Ted will be sorely missed.

Joe Tigue


Ted and the Tengwall Family were a great part of my early years and life up on Jugtown Mt.Ted was always a great listener and would make time for us kids.Ted will be sadly missed but i am glad he was a part of my life.My deepest sympathy to Patrick,James,Mary,Eileen and Edward.

Ciaran Lynch


dear Mary,Eileen and all family, my deepest sympathy , my prayers be for your comfort and peace'Isaiah 58:11 Lpve in Christ Pastor: Daisy Kirchhofer

Daisy Kirchhofer


To all the Tengwall's, our sincere sympathy & condolence for your loss. I best knew Ted from all the happy Sunday's spent at Camp Hope. They bring back good memories. Ted was fortunate to have a wonderful wife, & wonderful family. Our thoughts are with you. Lee & Art Bergman

Lee & Arthur Bergman


We got the opportunity to meet Ted and the Tengwall family when we visited U S in 2008. Ted was a very warm and pleasant person and we will never forget when together looked at some historic Swedish passport and tickets. My grandmother Svea and Ted's mother Signe were sisters. Our deepest sympathy to the Tengwall family

Hel?n, Thomas, Jenny and David Ryd?n


To the Tengwall family ..your loss is heart felt! I only knew your dad, grandfather for a short time thru visits at ECCM. What a pleasure that was. You have lost a patriarch of the generation! He will be missed. May God surround you & carry you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Janer grubb


Dear Pat and Beth, Never easy to lose your loved ones, but looking at your dad's picture showed a face full of kindness and also some mirth. My prayers are with you.

Eleanor Garrett


To Patrick,Mary,James and Edward. My prayers are with you at this sad time. Ted was like an uncle to the Lynch Children that would vist during the summer months. These happy memories will live on in your harts and minds. Regards, Fergus Lynch Jnr.

Fergus Lynch Jnr. (Ireland)

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