Dedicated Mom Clinging To Life After Horrific Crash Outside Work, Mahwah Councilwoman Says

π—¨π—£π——π—”π—§π—˜: A funeral Mass is scheduled this Friday for a Mahwah mom who died of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck last week outside her job at the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford.

Belina Ang

Belina Ang

Photo Credit: Mahwah Councilwoman Michelle Crowe-Paz (FACEBOOK) / Google Street View

Visitation for the family of Belina Lim Ang will be from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on East Saddle River Road in Saddle River on Feb. 9. The Mass follows.

In an exquisite tribute, Ang's husband Takis, and their children Daphne and George describe her as a "tiny bundle of happiness" with a "tenacity and strength of will matched only by her undeniable charm and infectious joy."

Ang, 56, was crossing Hackensack Street in East Rutherford when she was struck by a 2008 Toyota Tacoma at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. CONTINUED HERE....


UPDATE (Feb. 2): A Mahwah mom who worked for the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford was clinging to life after she was struck by a pickup truck outside work, a township councilwoman reported.

Belina Ang, 56, was crossing Hackensack Street when she was struck by a 2008 Toyota Tacoma at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, according to East Rutherford Police Capt. Jeff Yannacone.

The driver, a 33-year-old Carlstadt man, had begun heading north on Hackensack Street after making a left turn from Union Avenue when the truck hit Ang, the captain said.

She was breathing but unconscious with severe head injuries, he said.

Ang was brought to Hackensack University Medical Center by a Holy Name Medical Center ambulance.

"At this time the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed," Yannacone said on Friday, Feb. 2.

Ang worked as a financial engineer for The Fed. Her son had just graduated Mahwah High School last year and is attending the U.S. Naval Academy, friends said.

Ang "was put on life support, but sadly, declared brain dead by the doctors," Mahwah Councilwoman Michelle Crowe-Paz wroteΒ in a public Facebook post and inΒ a GoFundMe campaign that she organizedΒ for Ang's family.

Ang's husband, Takis, and their children Daphne and George, "made the decision to donate some of her organs," the councilwoman added.

(NOTE: Ang "has not passed yet," Crowe-Paz wrote in an email to Daily Voice Friday night.)

"Belina worked very hard in her position in IT Securities, and was a loving wife and mother," the councilwoman wrote. "[She] was a behind-the-scenes presence in the community, with Mahwah Youth Tennis when her children were younger, and, as her children grew, with Scouts BSA Mahwah Troop 258, and the Mahwah Marching Thunderbirds.

"Any time assistance was needed, Belina showed up and looked out for all of the students, as if they were her own children," Crowe-Paz added. "Belina often took vacation from work to help out at the Mahwah Marching Thunderbird Band Camp. She served food and water to keep the students nourished and hydrated as they practiced.Β 

"On particularly hot days, Belina was seen on the field hosing the kids down to keep them cool[.]"

"This was a sudden tragedy," the councilwoman wrote, "and the Kalkanis family will be faced with a mountain of tasks, new processes, and, unfortunately, unexpected bills."

YOU CAN HELP: Emergency Fund For Kalkanis FamilyΒ (Go Fund Me)

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