Alethea J. (nee Horton) Card, age 98 went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 2, 2022. She was staying at the Oakland Rehabilitation Center at the time. Alethea was predeceased by her beloved husband Harrison. Previously, she lived at the Brookdale Assisted Living and Siena Village, both in Wayne. She was a longtime resident of Paterson where she was born July 11, 1923.
Alethea was a faithful member of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in Paterson and was part of their Ladies Aid Society. She was a choir member and organist at the church and also at the United Presbyterian Church in Paterson where she was a member after the churches merged. Mrs. Card was a member of the Peoples Park Seniors and the Peoples Park Neighborhood Association both in Paterson. She was also a member of the American Cancer Society's Laryngectomy Support Group helping others whose family had been impacted by that condition as had hers. A lifelong music lover, she enjoyed playing the piano and making music with other musicians. She looked forward to a good game of dominoes with her friends and was an avid reader too.
Alethea is survived by her son: Paul (Linda Witnov) Card and three daughters: Lois (Robert) Pulsfort, Ruth (Joseph) Di Giaimo and Leah Savastano: her grandson Christian (Laura) and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Aaron and Lavinia (nee Townley) Horton, sister Stella and brothers Lester, Ralph, Herman & Wesley, her son-in-law Fred and her dear Pastor and friend Rev. Melynn Murphy.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating her life on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the United Presbyterian Church, 375 Van Houten Street in Paterson.
Memorials in Alethea's memory may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, 375 Van Houten Street, Paterson, NJ 07502 (www.upc-paterson.org) or your favorite charity.