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Marjorie Jane Zug Broseman

March 28, 1928 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 93)


 Marjorie Jane Zug Broseman, passed on Friday, May 7, 2021, peacefully, at her new home. She had just recently moved to New Hampshire and celebrated her 93rd birthday.

Marjorie Jane Zug Broseman was born March 28, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Dr. John Frederick Zug and Janet Scrimgeour Zug. She had one younger sister Dorothy “Dottie”.

Following the early loss of their father in 1935, Marge and Dottie lived in Maplewood, New Jersey, cared for by their mother and grandparents, particularly her beloved Grandpa Will (William R. Scrimgeour). Marjorie attended boarding school at The Hewlett School for Girls on Long Island and Stratford College in Danville, VA  and spent summers at Camp Lochern in Fairlee, Vermont. First married to Clifford Rowbottom, Marjorie raised four children; John, Robert, Michael and Mary in both Amsterdam, Holland and Wayne, New Jersey.  She later married Donald Edgar Broseman in 1969, and lived in Wayne for 51 years until February 2021. During their many years together, Marge and Don enjoyed extensive travels to England, Scotland, the Holy Land, Alaska as well as frequent trips to New England, Florida and Texas to visit family.

In 1960, Marjorie resumed her education taking evening and summer courses at Paterson State Teacher’s College earning Bachelor’s Degree in education while raising the family. Her graduation ceremonies were attended by all four young children.  At Paterson State Marjorie was on the entertainments committee hosting famous performers like The Smothers Brothers and Dave Brubeck. She loved doing this. She too played the piano, and enjoyed music and the theatre. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree she began a distinguished teaching career while continuing her studies and eventually earning a Masters of Education degree and beyond.  With dedication, creativity and caring Marjorie taught third grade in Kinnelon School District and special education in the Haskell Elementary School for over 30 years.

Marjorie (Marge, Mom, Grandma or Great-grandma) lived life on her terms and was successful at anything she took on. She was thoughtful, attentive and caring to her family. In addition to teaching, she excelled in insurance sales, in real estate sales and achieve the Master Gardener qualification.  She was a perfectionist at needlepoint, cross stitch and knitting, and was published in Needlework Magazine for her article on needlepoint in Westminster Abbey. Marjorie was proud of her ancestry and played an active role in the DAR overseeing the Good Citizens Scholarship Program for 25 years.  She was also a member of the Mayflower Society.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her aunt, Dorothy Edson Scrimgeour Smith, and sons, John Clifford Rowbottom and Robert James Rowbottom.

Marjorie is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald E Broseman; sister, Dorothy Zug; son, Michael Rowbottom (Sharon); daughter, Mary McCluskey (George), stepson, Donald Broseman (Robin), stepdaughter Lynne Mary Thompson (Samuel); grandchildren, Michael Rowbottom, Heather Gipson, Alexandra McCluskey and Robert McCluskey; step-grandchildren, Isaiah, Johanna, Mary Grace, Theresa Thompson and Hannah,  Luke and Seth Broseman, great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Reagan, Jacob and Savannah; nephew and nieces, William Russell, Martha Russell Barry, Lisa Russell, and Susan Bergen.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:30 at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. Funeral Service Friday at 11:30 am at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eight Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 66 S. River Road # 210, Bedford, NH 03110.

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May 13, 2021

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

Funeral Service
May 14, 2021

11:30 AM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

May 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
200 McLean Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07504


Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York NY 10001
Tel: 1-866-232-8484

Alzheimer's Association
66 S River Road, # 210, Bedford NH 03110

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