Condolence: Dear Family of Mrs. Mertens,
Mrs. Mertens was my 7th grade and 9th grade science teacher at Rutherford Junior High School way back around 1961 and 1963. I have very fond memories of her classes and of Mrs. Mertens as a lovely person. She fed my love of science and provided a very solid basis for my continuing science education through the Ph.D. level in biology at Rutgers University. I eventually became a professor of biology and also did research on the chemistry of the brain among other areas. She stands out in my life as one of the best teachers in the Rutherford school system at the time, many were very unpleasant and I am thankful for her kind and skillfull teaching methods. I was lucky to have her for two years. May she rest in peace.