Obituary of Vera Kroll
Vera Ann Kroll, 84, formerly of South Orange, New Jersey passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with frontotemporal dementia. Vera was born in Jersey City and was raised in Rutherford, NJ. She started her career working as an Executive Assistant for theater producers on Broadway however her attention quickly shifted to starting a family with her former husband, Kenneth Kroll. Later in life Vera embarked on a successful 25+ year career in Operations and Compliance in the financial securities industry. Vera raised her family in South Orange and moved to Basking Ridge to be in closer proximity to her children and grandchildren. Vera was predeceased by her parents Albert and Veronica Haberstroh and her brother Francis Haberstroh. In addition, Vera was predeceased by her partner in her later years, John Musum. Vera lived most of her adult life and raised her seven children in South Orange, NJ. For years she was a fixture at local schools and sports fields supporting her children and all their fellow classmates in a wide range of activities. Vera’s station wagon followed many school buses filled with Columbia High School teams on their way to gyms, fields, and scholastic events throughout Northern New Jersey. Vera was also well known to have an open-door policy at her house and always had an extra seat at the dinner table for the friends of her children. She was a warm and exceptionally kind woman whose love and devotion to her family and friends will be forever treasured. Vera is survived by her children Kenneth (David Johnstone) of Newark, NJ, , Colleen Kunz (Rick) of Port Charlotte, FL, Kevin (Kerry) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Kyle (Lorie) of Rockaway Twp., NJ, Keith of Bernardsville, NJ, Kerry (Danette) of Bernardsville, NJ and Kimberly Laverty (Shawn) of Bernardsville, NJ, and grandchildren Karleigh House (Nick), Brendan Kroll, Kristina Kroll, Kayla Kroll, Tyler Kroll, Amanda Kroll, Michael Kroll, Matthew Kroll, Aidan Laverty, Connor Laverty and two great grandchildren. In addition, Vera is survived by brother Albert Haberstroh of Novi, MI and Walter Haberstroh (Maryann) of Hamburg, NJ. The family is having a private funeral and memorial service at a later date.