Author Archives: EstlingLake

Message from Bob Reitwiesner

Category : General

On behalf of Maureen, myself and my entire family I want to extend many many thanks to the Estling Lake Community for its overwhelming thoughtfulness in remembrance of Jim. It was great to see so many of you again despite the compressed timeframe we were working under in arranging the Services. Many who were unable to attend relayed their thoughts through other campers and in other ways. In all, it meant a lot to myself and my family. Estling Lake was Jim’s “happy place” and his comfort zone in dealing with his illness. You all contributed to that feeling by offering help when he needed it and including him in many social events. Sending him off in such a special way was truly a gesture of friendship and an example of how close the Estling Lake Community is. I hope to see more of you in the coming months and wish you all a wonderful 2019 Summer season at Estling.

  • Bob Reitwiesner

Mary Mertens

Category : General

Former long-time camper Mary Mertens passed away this past Saturday. Son Fred posted the following on Facebook:

This was our first Easter without our mom. My mother passed early yesterday morning. We are having a memorial service for her here, in Asheville, NC on Tuesday morning. We’ll be having another service for her in NJ in the upcoming weeks. I’m grateful for family, friends, my brother Dan Mertens and his wife Terry, my wife Heather Otto and all of my mother’s friends here in NC for all their love and support. Thank you to everyone who reached out to us- your kind words mean the world to me.

Hub Lakes Boosters

Category : Sports

Dear Camper,

The water is on, so now its time to think about summer at Estling. A good start is to show a little love to Hub Lakes. Your support pays for playoff officials and trophies – mainly for all those medals and ribbons that kids get.  The booklet is again on the web, so all that sports information will be at your fingertips via your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop; try it out at

Each summer we enjoy the inter-lake sports events sponsored by Hub Lakes. Like any organization, the League is only as strong as its supporters. Estling has consistently shown its support by purchasing more “Booster Ads” than the other lakes. Let’s continue the tradition.

Please support our Estling athletes. Please send your ad money by May 31.

Thanks for your support.


Jim Reitwiesner

Category : General

Jim Reitwiesner died this morning. As previously reported, he was never responsive following a massive stroke related to his latest brain cancer surgery. There will be a viewing this Tuesday and a mass and burial Wednesday, both in Chester. The details are below.


Tues: 16th. Viewing 3 to 7 pm
Leber Funeral Home
15 Furnace Rd
Chester, NJ

Wed: 17th. 10am
Mass at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church
375 Main St.
Chester, NJ

Burial at: Pleasant Cemetery
85 Pleasant Hill Rd
Chester. (Right after Mass)

Jim’s full obituary can be found here:

2019 Denville Activities

Category : General

With the 2019 Estling season underway, I thought I would share some upcoming local events so you can save the date. See you all soon!


Denville Rotary Annual Street Festival
Sunday June 2, 2019, 11 AM – 6 PM

Denville Sunrise Rotary Club Annual Duck Race
Saturday June 15, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

Denville Fire Department 2019 Carnival
Tuesday June 25, 2019 – Saturday June 29, 2019, 6 PM – 11 PM

Denville Sprint Triathlon
Sunday July 21, 2019

Denville Food Truck & Family Festival
Saturday October 6, 2019

The water is on!

Category : Water

The repairs are complete and the water is now on for the 2019 season. There are some spots we will need to monitor over the next few weeks but at this time the line is fully pressurized. Thank you to all the volunteers that came out today to help!


Denville 2019 First Responders Calendar

Category : General

The Denville PAL is selling calendars for $20 featuring Police (including someone we all know!), Fire, CERT, DPW, and OEM members from the town along with several animals from the Denville Animal Shelter.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Vamp Up Vets Field project.  To learn more about the project or purchase a calendar, you can visit the Denville Plays site or visit their Facebook page.  If you would like a calendar but can’t make the pickup dates, please let me know and I can work something out with you.

Memorial Service for Miki Buie

Category : General

A memorial service will be held for Miki Buie at noon on 12:00 pm Saturday, December 29th at the Lakes auditorium:

Willow Valley (Lakes)
300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive
Willow Street, PA 17584

Memorial for David B. Ferguson

Category : General

The memorial service for Dave Ferguson will be held on November 18, 2018, at 2PM, at the Denville United Methodist Community Church, 190 Diamond Spring Road Denville, NJ under the direction of Norman Dean Home for Services. The obituary can be viewed here:

Website Updates for 9/29/2018

Category : Website Updates

There are a number of updates to the website for this week: