RISING Donald M., 88, of North Haledon passed away on February 13, 2017. Born in Troy, New York he has lived in North Haledon for the past 23 years. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. A loyal and valued executive with the New York Life Insurance Company for 40 years, he was recognized by his colleagues for his contributions, enthusiasm, integrity, and sincerity. Beloved husband of Eileen Slevin of North Haledon. Devoted father of Jay Bruce Rising and his wife Jean Schtokal of Williamston, MI, Virginia Howard of Dublin, CA, Sean Rising and his wife Leslie of Richmond, VA and Christopher Rising and his husband Brian Hogg of Austin, TX. Loving grandfather of Justin, Jordan, Andrew, Caroline, Haley and Ben. Dear brother of Edward James of Amherst, MA and brother-in-law of John Slevin, New Jersey and Mary and Michael Boyle, New York. He is also survived by six nieces and nephews. Don was an avid reader and Green Bay Packer fan who enjoyed doing home remodeling projects. The family will receive family and friends on Friday from 4-8 PM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes. Funeral Services Saturday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment at Redeemer Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ. Donations be made in Donald's memory to The Salvation Army, 541-545 W. Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07501 or Covenant House 461 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.
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