Becker Funeral Home


Marion C. Lozier

March 7, 1933January 11, 2021

Marion Lozier, 87, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2021, after a short illness. Having spent her childhood and young adult years in Bergenfield and Hackensack, NJ, Marion and her beloved husband, Ned, settled in Hillsdale in 1960. Marion raised her family of four daughters there, fostered several children and cared for two nephews. Marion loved to golf, volunteered at Hackensack Hospital and was delighted to travel more in her retirement years, savoring trips to Hawaii, California, Scandinavia, and Paris, among others. She delighted in spending time with her eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Marion was renowned among her loved ones for her style, including wearing beautiful hats, her lemon meringue pie, skill with card games, and annual Fourth of July parties.

Marion was also dedicated to her church, Hillsdale United Methodist, serving on numerous committees, in leadership positions, and in community with the Women’s Society. She considered it ‘her second home’ with many friends there. She continued to show her love of children through the Hillsdale United Nursery School; she was one of the founders, served as the administrator of the school until her retirement in 1998, and served as a member of the school’s Board for many years.

Marion married her beloved husband, Ned, in 1952 and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage before he passed away. They were usually seen together enjoying each other’s company in whatever they were doing. Marion is survived by her daughters- Debra Brown and husband, Chris, of Middlebury, CT; Cindy Holdefehr and husband, John, of Oakland, NJ; Pat Behnke and husband, Marc, of Randolph, NJ; and Jeanne Lozier, of Hillsdale, NJ. She is also survived by eight grandchildren whom she adored- Heather Symes (husband Chris Symes), Lauren Scherba (husband Tony Scherba), Brittany Blecher, Brian Holdefehr, Katie Holdefehr, Kelsey Holdefehr, Dana Behnke, and Megan Behnke; and three great grandchildren- Mason, Ryder, and Piper Symes. Also missing her will be her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Sue and Fred Style, Greg Lozier and Meg Armstrong, Barbara Engler, and Joanne Engler, and many dear friends.

Marion was predeceased by her husband, Edward (Ned) Lozier; and brothers, Owen Engler and Bruce Engler.

The family is grateful for the caring staff at Van Dyk Park Place, Hawthorne, NJ, during the difficult times of the last year.

The family will not be receiving visitors due to challenges of doing so safely during these times, but welcome your calls and notes. Burial will be private and for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hillsdale United Methodist Church Fund, 349 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale NJ 07642, or Van Dyk Park Place Employee Fund, 644 Goffle Rd, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. Arrangements are by Becker Funeral Home, Westwood, NJ.


  • Committal Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Susan Smilon

January 17, 2021

Both Dave & I have fond memories of Marion and family through teaching in Hillsdale and being on staff of the nursery school. So sorry for your loss.
Susan & Dave Smilon