OBITUARY

Andrea Iris Koteen

March 19, 1950August 13, 2016

Andrea (Lefkowitz) Koteen of Roseland, NJ died peacefully at her home on August 13, 2016. She was 66 years old. Andrea was born on March 19, 1950 in the Bronx, NY to the late Joseph and Lillian (Weiss) Lefkowitz. Andrea was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to so many.

Andrea is survived by her husband, Steve Koteen and their daughter, Jessica (Koteen) Jablow and her husband Adam Jablow of Berkeley Heights, NJ and her son Gregory Koteen and his wife Jaime (Donner) Koteen of Newport Beach, California. She is also survived by her two grandchildren Jameson and Lexi Jablow.

Andrea worked for 24 years for Allied Wealth Partners in Parsippany, NJ and held several administrative positions. She retired in March, 2015.

Andrea will be remembered for her incredible humor, beauty and love of life.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ. Burial will be at Beth Israel Cemetery in Cedar Knolls, NJ.

Donations can be made to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson to support Dr. Takami Sato’s Uveal Melanoma Research. Please go to:

Advancement.Jefferson.edu/SupportSato

Checks can be mailed to: Attn: Emma Laverty/Dr. Sato Office of Institutional Advancement at Jefferson 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 600 Philadelphia, PA 19107 ** In the notes section, please write – Uveal Melanoma Research – Andrea Koteen

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Melanie Harada

December 8, 2016

I worked with Andrea for many years, before it was Allied Wealth. I loved her spirit. I remember how she prepared for her kids weddings and what joy she took in making the centerpieces. She always greeted everyone with a gigantic smile in the morning which just set the tone for the day. May her memory bring you comfort and inspiration.

Irene Woods

October 7, 2016

I ran into a former high school classmate the other day who told me of Andrea's passing. I am so very very sorry. She and I were great friends for a couple of years during high school but we lost touch. I reconnected with her briefly a few years ago. She was at the top of the list of most pleasant, caring people. My sincere condolences to her family. Irene Woods (New York, NY)

Deborah Duvdevani

August 25, 2016

Was saddened and shocked to learn of andrea' s passing.
I remember baking cakes I. Her spartment; lip singing to elvis; always in front of me on gym and that curl in her pony tail!
I remember when she got her first car, a wv bug! And the rides around the bronx.
This is not the way to reconnect with old friends, but the memories are always there regardless of the passage of time.

Test in peace andrea. You are remembered.

Deborah (frisch) duvdevani

steve gardener

August 17, 2016

I too knew Andrea from high school and reconnected with her in recent years. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. My heart goes out to her family.

Karen Mokwa

August 17, 2016

Andrea was such a joy to be around! Although we didn't live close, the times when we got together were some of my favorite memories. She held her family and friends as the highest priority. Everyone wanted to be her friend as she had great charisma and warmth, drawing people toward her wherever she went. She did everything for her family and was an extremely loyal friend. She will remain in our hearts forever.

Donna Forman

August 17, 2016

Andrea was the most beautiful person inside and out. She lit up the world with her shining smile. She will always live in our hearts as our new guardian angel. Andrea was my cousin and was like a sister to me. She was loved by everyone who knew her and left this world too soon.

Rosemary Johnson

August 16, 2016

The world lost one its true gems when Andrea Koteen left us. Andrea has been a friend for 20 years and will missed more than my words can adequately express. Her generous spirit to all she met, her embracing of life, her joy and pride in her family - inspirational. Her beautiful smile would brighten your day. She will forever be loved and so very missed.

August 16, 2016

I went to elementary school with Andrea I will always remember her as a beautiful girl and woman always with a sweet smile Gone too soon

Anita Tencer

August 16, 2016

Andrea was a part of the landscape of my childhood and my affection for her never waned even though we rarely saw one another. I will always remember her animated face, beautiful red hair and shining eyes that filled my Wade Jr. High School Days. Rest in Peace, you are sure to be a shining star.

Wendy Goldenberg

August 16, 2016

Andrea was my best friend as kids growing up on Sheridan Ave. She was my blood sister and birthday twin...she was the sweetest kindest person...And funny...Andrea was so funny...The worlds a lot darker without her light...

FROM THE FAMILY