Frederick Leentjes, age 73, died peacefully surrounded by his family late in the evening of May 24, 2007 at his home in Midland Park, N.J.

Fred was born in Paterson, N.J. on December 5, 1933. He was a resident of Midland Park for 50 years.

He was a self-employed Mason Contractor in the Midland Park area for many years. Freds love for his work reflected in his design and the finished product. Fred served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy, and was a longtime member of the Irving Park Christian Reformed Church in Midland Park.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 53 years, Anna (nee Vriesema); his devoted children: Paul and his wife, Tina of East Springfield, N.Y., Brian and his wife, Alison of Chester, Brenda Leentjes of Midland Park, and Bob and his wife, Danyelle of Pagosa Springs, Colo. Fred also leaves his adoring grandchildren: Zach, Eli, Aaron, Nathaniel, and Shane, and his sisters, Pauline Engels and Johanna Gould.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, N.J. Interment will follow at the Redeemer Cemetery in Mahwah.

Visiting is Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Christian School Assoc., 50 Oakwood Ave., North Haledon, NJ 07508, or New City Kids Church, 240 Fairmount Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306.

Arrangements by Vander Plaat Funeral Home;