Ralph S. Passante, Sr. April 3, 1942—January 27, 2020 Ralph S. Passante, Sr., of Old Tappan, NJ, passed away in the early hours of Monday, January 27, 2020, after a brief illness.  He was loved and respected by all who met him, and he made the world a better place with his presence in it.   Dad was born in Weehawken, NJ, on April 3, 1942, to the late Martha (née Marino) and Ralph F. Passante, and was raised in North Bergen, NJ.  As the youngest son of a proudly Italian family, he early on developed the meticulous cooking skills and sophisticated palate for which, years later, he would be renowned among his friends.   Basketball was his passion.  He was an All-State player at Memorial High School in West New York, NJ, and continued to excel at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Long Island.  He coached at Holy Trinity School in Fort Lee, NJ, St. Cecelia High School in Englewood, NJ, and Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ, as well as multiple travel leagues.  He was never happier than when enthusiastically cheering on his players or his grandchildren at a game.   Dad owned and operated Royal Printing Service in West New York, the company founded by his father in 1932, for 57 years, proudly building on the family legacy with his sons (and my brothers), David and Kevin.  His reputation was unmatched for integrity, honesty, and character, and many of his business associates also cherished him as a friend.   He enjoyed traveling the world with my mother, as well as entertaining at home with great food and company—no one ever refused one of his invitations.  When he wanted to relax, he loved nothing more than going fishing on his boat, and he found joy in nature: feeding and watching the birds in the backyard, or growing fresh vegetables and herbs in his garden.   Dad’s generosity was legendary, as was his compassion, especially for those less fortunate than himself, and he selflessly supported his community with his time, money, and talents.  No one ever had a better or more loyal friend, and my parents’ marriage was the best role model anyone ever saw.   He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years (and partner of 61), Lucia (née Witt); his sons, Ralph, Jr., of Old Tappan, David (and Madelyn), of Harrington Park, and Kevin (and Allison), of Norwood; his grandchildren, Nicole, Nicholas, Christopher, Julia, and Alexander; his sister, Betty Stevens, of North Bergen, and numerous other relatives and friends.   Theodore Hesburgh said, “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother,” and by that measure—and innumerable others—there has never been a better husband, father, and human being than my Dad.  He was as fine a human being and as exemplary a member of the community as has ever lived.  We love you, Dad, and will miss you always.  ️ Visitation: Saturday, February 1, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Vainieri Funeral Home 5923 John F. Kennedy Blvd. North Bergen, NJ 07047 Sunday, February 2, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Pizzi Funeral Home 120 Paris Ave. Northvale, NJ 07647 Funeral: Monday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. St. Pius X Church 268 Old Tappan Rd. Old Tappan, NJ 07675 Interment immediately following: George Washington Memorial Park 234 Paramus Rd. Paramus, NJ 07652 In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to one of the following worthy organizations, which have great personal meaning to us: New York City Gay Men’s Chorus 561 Seventh Ave., Suite 701 New York, NY 10018 https://www.nycgmc.org CASA for Children of Bergen County One Bergen County Plaza, Suite 334 Hackensack, NJ 07601 www.bergencasa.org ”Donate Now” (Select-“I would like to dedicate this donation”) The V Foundation for Cancer Research 14600 Weston Parkway Cary, NC 27513 https://www.v.org/home

ADDARIO, LUCIA R. (LUCY) (NEE RUSSO) of Ocean City, NJ, age 94 on July 1st, 2016. Lucia was a devoted wife, loving Mother, Sister , Aunt , Grandmother, Great-Grandmother & Friend. She was a proud 1940 graduate of Girls High School of Philadelphia . She achieved success working at the College of Textile & Sciences, now Phila. University. She worked with McCoy’s catering in Bristol , Yorktown Inn and dietician at Wyncote Church Home. She was a Girl Scout leader and enjoyed spending time In California with the West Coast Kids and trips to Italy. She was a 40 plus year member of Catholic Daughters of America & a member of the Italian Cultural Institute of South Jersey. She made Ocean City her home in 2000 when her husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Born in Philadelphia she was one of 9 children born to Michael & Lucia Russo, who predeceased her in addition to her siblings: Michael ( Anna) ,Daniel (Joanne), Joseph, Albert & Sisters Helen Leonardo, Anna Constantino ( Ben), Mary D’Imperio ( Pat). Also predeceased by the love of her life Anthony D. Addario who died in 2001 and infant grandson William Wilent. Surviving are her brother Anthony Russo and wife Barbara and sister-in- law Frances Russo. Also survived by children Anthony & wife Bonnie, Michael, Lucy & husband Bill and Barbara. Grandchildren, Danielle & Steve, Jared & Deb, Andrea & Dave, Richard & Colette, Amber & Joe, Candace ( Dave) , Evan & Anthony ( Sarah) in addition to 15 Great grandchildren & numerous nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, July 12th at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Ransom Church, 6701 Calvert Street, Phila., Pa 19149 where friends may call from 9:30 am until 10:45am prior to mass for viewing. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa. For our shore Family and friends a Memorial mass will be held at St. Augustine’s RC Church in Ocean City , 13th Street and Wesley Ave., Ocean City, NJ on Wednesday , July 27th at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers the family suggests those who desire send memorial contributions to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung cancer foundation, 1101 Industrial Rd., Suite 1, San Carlos, CA 94070 or www. Lungcancerfoundation.org. We hope that in keeping with her kindness and generosity those who knew Lucia will do a random act of kindness for someone. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com

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