Paula J. Bleeker Obituary

Paula J.  Bleeker
Paula J. Bleeker

November 11, 1946 - May 21, 2020
Born in Livermore, California
Resided in Warren, New Jersey


Paula J Bleeker, 73, affectionately known as Oma, passed away peacefully in her home on May 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She moved to a log cabin in Warren, NJ with her husband, Carl Bleeker in 1971, where they raised their three children; Michael Bleeker, Shelley Melito and Jennifer Carr.

Oma enjoyed gardening, bowling, painting, sewing, fishing and every activity imaginable with her six grandkids: Emma, Evan, Jessica, Brooke, Ben and Beau.

She was a very talented artist and put her creativity to work throwing extravagantly themed parties with piñatas for every occasion. She had a competitive spirit and wonderful sense of humor. If anyone led by example of what it means to live a colorful life it was her, proudly wearing nephew Matt’s homemade bunny suit and all.

Paula will be greatly missed by her sister Janice Gnagy and brother John Schaap, in-laws Dave and Henner Scholton, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To send condolences to the family, visit






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