Deborah Hans

Deborah Hans

Deb was the matriarch of the family. Her patience and organization skills made her the go to family member for gatherings and HUGS. She was great with kids of all ages. Spent 30 years teaching special needs children. No surprise her real calling was to be a Mom-Mom. From her mac and cheese to riding on roller coasters when Lou would not. Deb was a party planner especially her Christmas parties. The kids still believe in the guy in the big red suit because of her. Invite her to your house and you will find her helping you serve and cleaning up. She was originally from Philly and no one enjoyed a mummers strut more than Deb. Rooting for the Phils was a family affair. She and Lou watched every game. Opening day was a family reunion.

At age 16 she met a handsome guy named Lou. Their first date was to a Chicago concert. Since then, they’ve been inseparable. Their marriage was blessed by their children: Scott (Nicole) Hans, and Nikki (Rich) Schoeffling, and the late Jaime-Lyn (Taryl King); and later by grandchildren: Christopher, Grace, Ryan, Erin, Cole, Alex, Eric, and Jacob; and great-grandaughter Demi. She is survived by her siblings, Eugene (the late Robin), Michael (Faye), Honey (Paul), Brian (Ellen); her sister in law Laura; and her mother in law Flora “Bubbie”,

She was predeceased her parents Eugene (Selma), brothers, John, Jeff, and Rick, brother in law Bruce and father in law Mark Hans.

Come celebrate 68 years on Tuesday from 6-8pm at Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro Street, Riverside NJ 08075, In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center.


  1. Maryanne VanSciver says:

    Always smiling and the most beautiful eyes and the biggest heart. Such a strong amazing woman whom loved her family fiercely
    May you Rest In Peace and continue to protect your loved ones on earth xoxo

  2. Sylvia Mashaw says:

    I knew you as my sister Fran Furth’s awesome neighbor. May you Rest in Eternal Peace with the Good Lord.

  3. Angie schultz says:

    Lou and family, Chipper and I were so sorry to hear about your beloved Debbie she was full of life, our prayers are with you and extending family members.

    Angie and Chipper Schultz

  4. Roz Benedict says:

    Deb I have loved you since the first day I met you when you married Louie. You were the sweetest and most giving young lady I had yet to meet. A great wife and such a great mom to Scott. You have remained that way all these years with your husband, your children and your grandchildren..I am so sorry I cannot be there on Tuesday, but my breaking heart is there with you. You will be well remembered. My condolences to Louie and your entire family.

  5. Cyd Williams says:

    Deb I had the pleasure of meeting her in my son Bobby Williams classroom with Kathy Lorringer.
    She was always kind and so giving
    That year was Odyssey of the Mind and Deb was there for those kids. I would see Deb through the years and stop to chat or say hello.
    Thank you Deb for bring a light to so many.
    I am very sorry to the family. She was one of a kind

  6. Jim Loretangeli & Shelly Kelley says:

    We were never fortunate enough to meet Deb, but her life stories sounded amazing. Thankfully, you’ll always have the memories.
    We’ll raise a glass today in her honor, and to celebrate her life.
    Cheers, Deb!

  7. Nancy Hughes says:

    Lou and family,
    I am heartbroken for you all. I knew Deb as her pharmacist and she was the most kindhearted person I ever met. I know she loved her family with conviction and especially missed her Jaime-Lyn fiercely. I recently ran into her at the nail salon and she put a smile on my face as we spoke and laughed. She said she felt good that day and wanted to get out. Lou, we all loved you and her and may God bless you and your family.

  8. Cyd Williams says:

    Thank you for being such a kind and loving person to my son Bobby Williams while you and Kathy Loringer helped them in class and in Odyssey of the Mind. Deb, anytime I see you through the years you were always so kind and loved talking to you. The world has lost a beautiful human being. May you RIP forever in our Lord and Saviors arms. I am deeply sorry to your family. You are all in my prayers.

  9. Patti Greco says:

    Lou, Nik, Scott and all the family,
    Please accept our sympathies. The world on earth lost one of the most beautiful people. I am sure Deb’s up in heaven making other souls happy and watching over all of you. May your wonderful memories carry you through the mist difficult times. Patti (McPhillips) Greco and Family

  10. Patricia Ann Bryan32 says:

    So Sorry for your loss. Debbie was a wonderful person. She will be missed by everyone. Sincerely Pat Bryan

  11. Sandra Cox says:

    Sending heartfelt love to all who loved and knew Deb. May she always be in your thoughts and prayers.

  12. Sandra Cox Potts says:

    Sending heartfelt love to all who loved and knew Deb. May she always be in your thoughts and prayers.