Louis-Suburban Chapel Obituaries

General Information

Full Name: Lesley Sara Blum Kittler
Date of Death: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Lesley Sara Kittler (maiden name Blum) passed away in the comfort of her home on June 2nd, 2021 at 1:43 PM surrounded by her immediate family. Born on July 8th, 1979 in Englewood, NJ, Lesley was 41 years old when she left this earth. Lesley put up a fierce, six-year battle against her synovial cell sarcoma and all the sequelae that came with it. Regardless, she never once let the disease tarnish her attitude and spirit. Unfortunately, Lesley’s body had other plans for her and God welcomed her into Heaven this week. She was a current resident of Fair Lawn, NJ, though Lesley grew up in Saddle Brook, NJ where she graduated from Saddle Brook High School in 1997. Lesley was a graduate of Monmouth University where she received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. While at Monmouth, Lesley became one of the Founding Sisters of the Kappa Nu chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority in the fall of 1998. She was honored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, ZTA’s philanthropy, at Yankee Stadiumfor her volunteer efforts and was the chapter advisor for the ZTA sisters of Farleigh Dickinson University. Lesley was also an active member of her nephew’s PTA where she held leadership roles and even starred in a production of Mamma Mia!. She was married to her husband, Bob, on August 12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. She was also a successful employee at Mary Kay. Lesley was sensational, motivated, and thoughtful. We will never forget the memories we shared with her nor the impact she left on all the souls she encountered. In her own words, Lesley would tell all those that knew her that there was never a dull moment in her life, for better or for worse, though we can all agree that life will be duller without her presence on this earth. 

 

Lesley is survived by her husband, Bob Kittler, her dog, Shaggy, her parents, Ellen and Steven Blum, her sister, Alyssa Blum, her mother-in-law, Mary Kittler, her sister-in-law, Carolyn Kittler, her paternal grandmother Lavina Blum, her aunts and uncles, Lisa and Howard Golden; Marcia and Glenn Fisher; Bridgit Carroll; Renee and Matthew Binder; Daniel Blum, several cousins, and two nephews, Linkin and Bobby. She is predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Irma Golden, her maternal grandfather, Eli Golden, her paternal grandfather, Bernard Blum, her uncle, Russell Blum, and her beloved pug, Grissom.

 

Visitation will take place at Louis Suburban Jewish Chapels 13-01 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ. The viewing will be on Friday June 4th, 2021 between the hours of 11am-1pm. Following the visitation, there will be a funeral service. In lieu of traditional attire, Lesley requested that her memorial services be observed as a celebration. The family is asking that you honor Lesley’s wishes and leave the black-and-white, suit-and-tie attire at home and rather wear something comfortable.

“It’s who you get to share life with, not the actual experiences, that makes living so worthwhile.”  – Troy Aikman 

Please refer to https://www.curesarcoma.org/ on more information regarding synovial cell sarcoma and ways you can get involved in helping to find a cure.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Service Information

Friday, June 4, 2021,
Viewing from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Service at 1:00 PM

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ  07652

Burial will be Private

Shiva will be held at the home of
Marcia & Glenn Fisher
0-35 Midland Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ
Friday from 5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday from 1 PM – 9 PM
and Sunday from 1 PM – 5 PM

Get Directions to Louis Suburban Chapel

9 Comments

  1. The O’Mara Family

    So sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Ron Schoelkopf

    Very sorry for your loss

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  3. Celeste and Craig Kmiecik

    We are sorry for your loss .Our hearts are heavy. We will miss you , Lesley.
    Your strength will live on in all the people you have touched. We have been blessed to have know you..

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  4. Jason Michaels and Family

    Lesley was a bright light, and her spirit, humor, and love of life and family brought joy to all. Our heart breaks for your entire family. May her memory be a blessing. All of our love ….

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  5. Peter and Diane Sefcik

    So sorry for your loss. We were devastated to hear of Lesley’s passing. We remember her as a happy, vivacious young lady who always enjoyed life. She will missed by all who knew her. May she Rest In Peace.

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  6. Rich Ploenes

    Lesley will be missed. I known her through Bob who i used to work with but in that time I’ve known her she always had a smile and upbeat attitude in life. Her inspiration and Words will live on forever. And In Honor for her the first Monday night football game I’ll raise my glass and toast Lesley. May she Rest In Peace and her husband and Family find peace and comfort in the coming days and months ahead 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  7. Lou Scheff

    My deepest sympathy’s go out to all of Leslies family. What an amazing young woman that touched everyone’s heart .One of the strongest and determined persons I have ever met through her battle. Rest in peace my friend , Way to soon you will be missed but not forgotten.

    Lou Scheff

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  8. Daniel Blum ô¿ô

    Lesley

    There have been countless times over the past few years where I simply wanted to give up over minor irritations in my life and all I had to do was open Facebook and sure enough on my newsfeed would be Lesley, sharing her latest experience with her fight. It made me feel ashamed of myself for even thinking about giving up, but more importantly it inspired me and challenged me that there was absolutely no reason why I couldn’t put in just half the effort she did plus the fact she did it all with a wonderful sense of humour and humility and an ever present smile on her face. I got to read on a regular basis the raw determination she had not only to prove doctors wrong, but to also help give Hope to so many others who would have otherwise fallen into discouragement.

    I’m thankful I finally found the courage to call Lesley after calculations of time difference in the hopes of not disturbing her rest and sure enough to Lesley’s character she was all smiles and happy to receive the call. We spoke for a fair good while and had a long overdue catch-up of what we’d been doing in our lives, though hers was much more public than mine had been online. I also got the chance to speak to Bob and let him know how thankful I was to him for being such an important part of Lesley’s life and I truly believe he is an Angel sent by God to help Lesley with the journey she had been tasked with.

    Lesley, you will forever be in our hearts and minds!

    Love,
    uncle Daniel ❤️💚

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  9. Marisa Michaels

    Our lives are forever changed by having the honor of knowing Lesley, and she will live on in the countless people she touched.

    Reply

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