Post date: Sep 20, 2011 7:53:40 AM
PONLHeritage have been given the sad news that Karen Wall passed away on Saturday, September 10 2011. Karen worked for P&O Containers and then P&O Nedlloyd in the North American IT team based in the East Rutherford office.
Karen's funeral took place in New Jersey last Saturday (17 September).
Jennifer Bonsanto (ex-East Rutherford with P&O Containers and P&O Nedlloyd) has kindly provided us with the following biography for Karen:
Karen Lee Wall was born September 1, 1957 in Paterson, NJ and fell asleep in the arms of the lord on September 10, 2011 in Ridgewood, NJ.
She was the youngest daughter of Robert and Lillian Wall and baby sister of Janice Wall Rivers. The crown jewel in Karen's life was her daughter, Ashley and her new granddaughter, Madison, her "Sunshine".
Karen graduated from Rutgers University in 1979 where she was a member of the Swing Phi Swing sorority. As ten year survivor of cancer, she was also extremely dedicated to the fight against cancer and a source or support and encouragement for those fighting cancer when they needed it most.
Karen was employed by IBM in Piscataway, NJ serving in many different roles such as System Engineer, Project Director, Team Leader, Associate Programmer, and Payroll Deduction Process Specialist. Karen would then spend the next 15 years working for PONL's NAM IT team in East Rutherford, NJ and subsequently Maersk's EDI team upon Maersk's acquisition of PONL. After leaving Maersk Karen worked briefly at Panalpina in Morristown, NJ.