Ellen Ann Lazu (nee Kohutanycz), 65, of Carlstadt since 2002, went to meet her maker on May 6, 2020. Ellen was a vibrant woman full of life and love. She will be missed by all especially her son Brian O’Donnell, her partner in crime George Appell, Jr., her stepsons Michael, Jeremy, Daniel and his wife Jocelyn and their daughter Miranda Ellen and Zachary. Ellen loved becoming a grandmother last year. She is also survived by a sister Jean Forker and her husband Patrick and niece Nellie along with many cousins. Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Rita. Ellen was born in the Bronx on July 2, 1954. The family moved to New Milford around 1968 and she graduated New Milford High School in 1972. She met George in 2001. Ellen loved music and going to concerts especially The Eagles and was at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. She loved to travel, visiting London and Paris when she was young and loved the RV trip the family took in 2016. Prior to retiring in 2017, Ellen was a cashier at the Dollar Tree in East Rutherford for 6 ½ years. Funeral service on Friday, May 8, 2020 was private due to the current health crisis. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Arrangements Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
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