Wanda Worner

Wanda A. Worner (nee Buckman), 65, of Dumont, formerly of Paramus, departed this life on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Wanda was the devoted mother of Joan Ali Diore and her husband Joseph of Dumont and Arlene Marie Gray and her husband Joseph of Dumont. Cherished “Mima” of Victoria, Caitlyn, Joey, Jason and Marik. Dearest sister of Patricia MacAloon, Irene Kearns, Bruce Buckman, Janet Berger and Steven MacAloon. Wanda was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Alice Buckman and her brother, Howard “Dennis” Buckman.

Wanda became the Borough Clerk for the Borough of Northvale since 1992 after serving as Borough Clerk in River Edge from 1990-1992. She was well-respected by her colleagues and was a long time Member of the Bergen County Municipal Clerks Association, of which she was a Past President. She also was a long time Member in good standing of the Municipal Clerk’s Association of NJ. During her tenure, Wanda trained many Deputy Clerks and encouraged their journey to receiving their Registered Municipal Clerk Certification from the State, with several moving on to full Municipal Clerk positions in local towns. She also assisted the Township of River Vale for a period they were without a clerk and helped guide their Deputy, who is currently the Township Clerk. Wanda came up with the “paperless environment” for Council meetings in the early 2000’s and has since lent her guidance to many other municipalities wishing to leave a gentler carbon footprint. Wanda will be forever missed for her easy-going nature, eagerness to help anyone in need, her great sense of humor and her good advice. She will always be loved and cherished dearly by her children and grandchildren, in addition to many friends and family.

Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2020 form 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Wanda’s name to your local pet shelter or rescue center, continuing her love of fur babies.



  1. Maryann Moytzoyrellhs

    Dear Wanda, You were a great mother to your daughters Joan and Arlene, a wonderful “Mima” to your beautiful Grandchildren, And I considered you my friend, you were a great lady and I was honored to know you…You were taken away too soon… RIP Wanda, Heaven gained an Angel…..You will truly be missed.

  2. Im so sorry to hear about Wanda’s passing . She was always so nice and greeted you with a warm smile whenever you met.
    A good person to the core!
    God bless her.

  3. Regina Faith-Claeys

    Wanda was very popular in high school an I was very shy. She was very kind to me and brought a good laugh and happiness to everyone! My sincere condolences to your whole family.

  4. Very sorry to hear this..Wanda was very sweet and kind to everyone. My condolences to the family. She will be very missed.

  5. Wanda: What can I say that your gone too soon and will be greatly missed by you love ones. We didn’t get a chance to see each other much but I thought of you often. Loved playing words with friends on Facebook with you. Please give Mom and Dad a great big hug and kisses for me. Love you always.

  6. Larry & Sharon Knoepfler

    I am sorry to hear about Wanda’s passing. Wanda had a very warm disposition. When Marilyn opened a Greeting Card Store in her building in Dumont ,NJ she was very helpful as a owner and going forward with the store. As a person other then in business Wanda was friendly, and outgoing and tried to help you if she was able to. My sincere condolences to your family.

  7. Wanda was a caring loving woman. She was always available to talk with She was supportive to those in need.

    My condolences to her family, She will be truly missed. by all she touched.

  8. Linda Seemann- Helfricht

    My deepest sympathies to Wandas’ family. May she Rest In Peace…

  9. God Bless Wanda – rest in peace my friend

  10. To my little sister, sorry we didn’t get to say goodbye, please give all our family up in heaven a hug for me and i will make sure your kids a fine .

  11. My deepest condolences to all. I will miss my friend, confidant and mentor. May she rest peacefully and may her kindness be be carried in the hearts of all who have known Wanda.

  12. Mrs Lee DeGhetto

    I will miss Wanda so very much She always took the time to listen to my husband and myself. She helped us with many problems and was very compassionate when my husband died. I will truly miss her.

  13. My dear friend Wanda,

    I am so deeply saddened to hear about your passing. We didn’t see each other but we both knew that our thoughts were always with each other. You are the BEST sister in law I ever had. Rest in peace, my friend. May God bless you.

    My condolences to Joanie and Arlene and your entire family.

  14. Charlene Stedtler

    I am so heart broken to hear of the passing of Wanda. Wanda was one of my dearest friends, at a younger stage of life. Our friendship developed back in grade school . We lost touch with one another over the passages of time and distance. However, those wonderful memories have never left my heart. Some people touch that inner core of your person and remain there forever. She was. and will always be, one of them. My heart and condolences go out to all of her family and loved ones. For sure, she will be one of your most devoted loved ones watching over you. Heaven has gained another beautiful soul.

  15. My condolences to the family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with All.
    Rest in peace Wanda Worner.

  16. My condolences to the family. Wanda was a wonderful helpful Borough Clerk. A real asset to the town. She always made time for people and was always someone you could talk to. She will be missed.
    Rest in peace

  17. Dearest Wanda, Most people won’t understand you were my cousin and my Aunt and at times you felt like my sister. As we got older, our own families grew and the miles separated us, we didn’t see each other often and we didn’t speak enough; but, I love you so very much and will miss you always. I take comfort in knowing you are in heaven with your mom, grandma, grandpa, Dennis and my whole family. Please give them all a hug and kiss! Love always, Deb xoxo

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