Erna MotoraAugust 6, 1934 ~ February 2, 2017 (age 82)
Erna Motora, 82 of Colonia, New Jersey passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2016 at Funeraria De Anthony Alvarez Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2016 at the Funeraria De Anthony Alvarez Funeral Home, 515 Roselle St., Linden, New Jersey with burial to follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.
Erna was born August 6, 1934 in Leningrad, Russia to the late Walter Gustav Land and Taissa Kuprinow.
Erna grew up in Germany until moving to Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1957. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, proud grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed reading in her spare time, tending to her garden and she loved cooking her delicious German dishes. She will be greatly missed by all.
Erna was predeceased by her parents, husband, Iwan Motora, daughter, Sonia Motora Hoff and three brothers.
Erna is survived by her two sons, Martin Motora and wife Maria of Roselle, Michael Motora and his wife Isabell of Colonia; grandchildren, Sarah Kawaguchi, Lorianne Perrine, Stephanie Hoff, Rebecca Hoff, great grandchildren Teyla Kawaguchi, Gavin Kawaguchi and Nathaniel Perrine.
The Motora family would like to give a special thank you to the dedicated staff at Haven Hospice for their loving care and compassion.