In Memory of



Obituary for Karen Malmendier

MALMENDIER, Karen, age 61, of Elmwood Park, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Karen was born in Passaic, NJ to Hubert and Dolores (Gallik) Malmendier and was raised in Elmwood Park. Karen embraced her role as a loving and caring mother and homemaker to her two sons. Karen was a parishioner at St. Anne’s RC Church in Fair Lawn for many years.

Karen leaves behind her beloved sons, Bryan and Brandon Takach, and her loving sister, Linda Rothenburger and her husband Vinnie. Loving aunt of Danielle (Rob), Chris (Graziella), and Sean (Catherine). She loved her family, and she will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Family and friends may visit the Malmendier family on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 4 PM – 8 PM at the Vander Plaat Colonial Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 9:30 AM at St. Anne’s RC Church, 15-05 St. Anne St, Fair Lawn, NJ. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or visit or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741, or visit