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 Bederka, Kelsey P.
Born: 06/19/2001
Died: 10/01/2017
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Bederka, Kelsey P.

Bederka, Kelsey age 16 of Lake Lenape Section of Andover Twp., passed away Sunday October 1, 2017. Born in Newton, she has been a lifelong resident of Andover Twp. A third year student at Newton High School, Kelsey was a Varsity member of the Ski Team. Her dedication to the school German Club had her looking forward to the class trip to Germany in June 2018 as well as receiving an exchange student in two weeks. A solid academic student, Kelsey was a Lifeguard and a member of the Lake Lenape Association. In addition to being active in the “Lake Squad”, she also volunteered for various Animal Rescue groups throughout the area.

Kelsey was pre deceased by her Maternal Grandmother Natalie Griffin and an Uncle Jason Bederka. Survivors include her loving parents Jim and Paige (Griffin) Bederka, her sister Megan Bederka, her Paternal Grandfather James Bederka and his wife Frances Griffith, her Paternal Grandmother Ramona and her husband Bob Auriemma, her Maternal Grandfather Gerald Griffin as well as many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. 

                Funeral Services will be held Friday October 6, 2017 at 10AM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. Visitation will be held in the Funeral Home Thursday October 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials in Kelsey’s memory may be made to either the Lake Lenape Scholarship Fund C/O Peggy Widgren #31 Penn Ave. Newton, NJ or The Center for Prevention and Counseling #61 Spring St. Newton, NJ 07860.  
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Fly precious one , you'll forever be remembered and treasured .
Marissa Collins
Kelsey If I donā??t say it, if the words donā??t pass my lips, if I remain still, hold your gaze a little longer, hold your heart a little tighter, will you stay? Please stay! I know that I am stardust, and I know that you are, too, and that every touch left a trace of you behind, every sound vibration from your voice wove itself into the air around us, every breath was a gift. A precious, fragile, fleeting gift. A beautifully brilliant, powerful gift! For every moment you gave us, thank you. Weā??d take a million more, until the end of time, but they arenā??t ours to take, or yours to give, anymore. I love you.
Aunt Dawn
Kelsey, you were taken too soon. I hope that your parents and family will find support in remembering how talented you were, spunky and upbeat, excited to be driving soon and dreams you had. Wishing you all the best.
I SEE the sparkle in your eyes THIS makes no sense NOW? Goodbye?
Michele Viniolas
I am so deeply sorry for your lost. Kelsey was such a beautiful talented young woman. I will always remember her and her friends giggling outside my window. May God's peace be with you and your family.She is forever in our hearts.
Janet sullivan
My heart aches for you. I'm sorry for your loss. If I can help you at this time of sadness, I'm here. God gave us shoulders for a reason. Lean on me.
Mary Bobbe
At a time like this there is no words that can stop the pain we all feel and we know you are feeling! A quote: Those we love don't go away they walk beside us every day... unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Michael Dayer
Jim and Paige, Saying Iā??m Sorry for your loss is not nearly enough for your level of grief and pain. Iā??m so glad I got to spend time catching up with both of you at the Alumni event. Thinking of you. Tracey Fauquier Truby
Tracey Fauquier Truby
Kelsey passed way to soon, she had a long and beautiful life ahead of her. She was one of the best cousins I have and she will be missed dearly by her family. Kelsey will be remembered forever by her 11 cousins (on the Griffin side), grandpa, her 1 aunt and 2 uncles (again on the Griffin side). I hope that she is happy now and in a much better place.
Indigo Griffin Barnes
You will never be forgotten. Such a beautiful and amazing person with the best personality and the smile that could make the dun shine so bright! I cant believe your gone, ive known you since kindergarten and i wish had talk more than we did but not a day will go by that i wont think about you! Fly high you beautiful angel.
Kelsey Pittenger
Paige, Jim and family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Kelsey was a beatiful, kind and loving young lady. When she was in Troop 770, she helped me place Marine Corps Flags for Memorial Day every year and helped at Toys for Tots events. I will never forget, She did so much good for the community! Jim Brady USMC
Jim Brady
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family
Kimberly Lane
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