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Veterans Memorial Wall

Veterans Memorial Wall

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

Past Services

John Pandorf

May 31, 1930 - - April 10, 2017

John Francis Pandorf, entered eternal life on April 10th, 2017, he was 86. John was born on May 31st, 1930 in East Rutherford, to John and Stella (Pluhar) Pandorf. He proudly served in the US Army in Korea. On June 9th, 1956 he married Barbara (Watross). They would have been married 61 years this June. John was a member of Park Row Hose Company 3, 1961 -1996. He served as Vice ...

Joseph Mika

January 27, 1928 - - March 03, 2017

Joseph R. Mika of Wallington, entered eternal life, March 3rd, he was 89. Joseph was born in Passaic on Jan 27th, 1928 to Joseph and Aniella (Kowal) Mika. He was raised in Passaic; moving to Wallington in 1950 after having served the US Army in Japan for a year and a half. Nearly sixty four years ago, Joseph married his beloved wife Frances Drongoski on June 13, 1953. For over ...

Emil Madonna Jr

September 12, 1918 - - January 18, 2017

Emil Madonna, a lifelong resident of Garfield, on Jan 18th, he was 98. Emil was born in Palermo, Italy on Sept 12th, 1918 to Emilo and Annette Madonna. In 1920 as an infant, he was brought to the US through Ellis Island, first living in NY, then Passaic and then settling in Garfield in 1946. On Sept 23, 1939 Emil married Theresa DiDino at St. Mary's Church in Passaic. He entere ...

Joseph Zavatsky

October 15, 1921 - - December 17, 2016

Joseph Zavatsky of Ocala, FL and formerly of Wallington on Dec 17, 2016, he was 95. Born in Wallington, NJ he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna Fil Zavatcky. Joseph was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, Wallington, NJ. He was the husband of Adeline Zavatsky who predeceased him in May 2009. Joseph served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII, and ear ...

William Werner

April 04, 1943 - - November 19, 2016

William Werner, 73, of Carolina Shores passed away suddenly on November 19th, 2016. Bill was born in 1943 in Passaic, NJ to Adel and William Werner. He graduated high school in Lodi, NJ and served his country by joining the Army shortly after graduation serving most of his three year hitch at Fort Bragg, NC. He married Beverly, whom he met in high school in 1965 and they celebr ...

Alexander Nieradka

February 20, 1922 - - August 31, 2016

Alexander Stanley Nieradka, aka “Smiley” born and raised in Wallington, passed peacefully at home on Aug 31st, he was 94. Alex was born on Feb 20th, 1922 to Joseph and Anna (Majdanska) Nieradka. A registered Pharmacist with a degree from Rutgers University, School of Pharmacy and the owner and operator of Steigner’s Pharmacy in Paterson. He proudly served in the US Navy 1 ...

John Jacober

April 30, 1932 - - August 31, 2016

Joseph Tribuzio

April 27, 1924 - - August 25, 2016

Allan Masty

August 11, 1938 - - August 21, 2016

Allan E. Masty of Clifton, died on August 21st, 2016, he was 78. Allan was born in Passaic, NJ on August 11th, 1938 to John and Jannet (Mackowicz) Masty. He proudly served in the United States Army during the 1960's and was honorably discharged on February 28th, 1966. He had worked at various jobs throughout his life, but some of his most memorable times were when he worked at ...

John Bervine Jr

June 15, 1940 - - August 08, 2016

John Andrew Bervine, Jr. of Passaic, on August 8th, 2016, he was 76. John was born in Chesterfield, Virginia on June 15th, 1940 to John Andrew Bervine, Sr., and Page (Woolridge) Taylor. He proudly served in the United States Army in the 6th Missile Battalion, 56th Artillery Company during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his loving son Christopher Anthony Bervine of Tokyo, Ja ...

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