Maria Rita Gillichbauer

Maria Rita Gillichbauer, a longtime resident of Long Valley, NJ passed away on her 92nd birthday at her home in Chester, NJ. Maria was born on February 5, 1926 in Bruckenau, Germany to the late Franz and Theresa Himmelhahn. She was the manager of the Long Valley Inn for many years.


Maria is survived by her two children, Harry S. Wright and wife Betty, and Maria Rita Zack and husband Robert; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and by many other loving family members and friends.


Maria's Life Celebration will include a memorial visitation from 2pm-4pm on Sunday February 11, 2018 at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090 15 Furnace Road, Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Service will begin at 4pm immediately following the visitation. Interment will be held privately by Maria's family.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church Music Program, PO Box 148 Chester, NJ 07930