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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

Dylan Moran

December 27, 1991 - - November 10, 2017

Dylan Markis Moran, 25, formerly of Vernon, NJ and most recently of Tulsa, OK, tragically entered eternal life on Nov 10th, in Orange County CA. Dylan was born in Wailuku-Maui, HI on Dec 27th, 1991 to Elizabeth (Maciag) DeGeeter and Sean Moran. He was raised in Vernon, NJ and graduated Vernon High School, Class of 2009. Immediately after high school Dylan joined the US Marine C ...

Douglas Duess

September 14, 1949 - - May 29, 2017

Douglas Charles Duess of Fairfield, NJ entered eternal life May 29th, he was 67. Douglas was born in Passaic, NJ on Sept 14th, 1949 to Charles and Stella (Kuzanka) Duess. He proudly served four years in the US Air Force. Douglas married the former Eileen Sudol on Sept 1st, 1973 at Holy Name Church, Garfield, NJ. Douglas spent his professional career working as a banker. He last ...

John Zaunczkowski

July 17, 1933 - - May 24, 2017

John Zaunczkowski of Wallington, New Jersey entered eternal life on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, he was 83. John was born in the Bronx, on July 17th, 1933, to Stanley and Anna (Kowczewski) Zaunczkowski. John entered the US Air Force where he proudly served for four years. John was married to Adela Langowski, on October 31st, 1959, at St. Hyacinth in Paterson. They have enjoyed ov ...

John Mizdol

May 19, 1936 - - May 21, 2017

John "Jack" Mizdol, a lifelong resident of Wallington, entered eternal life on May 21st, 2017, he was 81. Jack was born on May 19th, 1936 in Passaic, NJ to John and Anna (Wos) Mizdol. He was raised in Wallington, and was a graduate of Wallington High Schools first graduating class, Class of 1955. Jack proudly entered the United States Air Force following graduation, and served ...

Richard Amos

September 22, 1927 - - May 01, 2017

Richard D. Amos of Point Pleasant Beach and formerly of Garfield, passed on May 1st, he was 89. Richard was born in Garfield, on Sept 22, 1927 to Nicholas and Anna (Novak) Amos. He had been a lifelong resident of Garfield until retiring to Point Pleasant Beach 18 years ago. He was actively involved in both Little League/Babe Ruth Leagues. Richard had served as a Detective fo ...

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 ...

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