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January 26, 2019

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Condolence From: Patricia Snyder Yekel
Condolence:
Our condolences to the Miscia family
RIP John
The Snyder family
Sunday February 03, 2019
Condolence From: Andrew Durborow
Condolence: Dear Miscia family,

Condolences from Drew Durborow and Andy Durborow and family. John and my father were involved in several restaurant and bar endeavors beginning back in the mid 1970's and even into the late 90's. The first $2 I ever worked for and earned as an 8 year old kid were from John of which I put aside and still have today as a keepsake of my first earnings! John was a testament that anyone willing to work hard and take some risk could make it big. John always would listen to my ideas regarding my own business ventures and offer keen, practical counsel that was always appreciated and considered. You worked hard and inspired others to do the same, may you rest in peace now.
Tuesday January 29, 2019
Condolence From: Susan Pignatello
Condolence: Dear Miscia family, condolences from the Tony Pignatello family. Tony and John were friends and teammates and shared great, lasting memories. Rest John
Tuesday January 29, 2019
Condolence From: Bill Kennedy, Montclair High 1958
Condolence: Miscia Family,

From a Montclair High (1958) standpoint, Verona has lost one of its all-time great high school three sports athletes. And that is not to mention, that all of us felt that John was a really good guy.

John Miscia -- may he rest in peace.
Monday January 28, 2019
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Condolence: We were friends from kindergarten. He claimed me as his early Math tutor. He knocked out my baby tooth. My mother always took me in her Hudson to Miscia’s Service Station in the fifties. My condolences to all of his friends and family. Vincent Lytle
Sunday January 27, 2019
Condolence From: Bert Inglesino
Condolence: Condolances to Miscia Family. John was a classmate and good guy.
RIP John
Sunday January 27, 2019
Condolence From: Beverly J Greatorex
Condolence: I am very blessed and grateful for the past 2 and a half years that I had with my uncle John. It was a lifetime of quality family time and love packed into that time. He was able to have holidays, BBQ's, Sunday dinners with family. I have many long talks at the breakfast table with him during the time he lived with me. He absolutely adored my grandson Christian and loved watching him grow. He got a kick out of me and laughed at me being so happy at winning $10 at the track when we went and was always so proud of my accomplishments at work. He would always say I was "his person" and he didn't know where he would be without me. He loved me and I loved him and will miss him very much. Rest peacefully Uncle John- love you. Beverly


I am very blessed and grateful for the past 2 and a half years that I had with my uncle John. It was a lifetime of quality family time and love packed into that time. He was able to have holidays, BBQ's, Sunday dinners with family. I have many long talks at the breakfast table with him during the time he lived with me. He absolutely adored my grandson Christian and loved watching him grow. He got a kick out of me and laughed at me being so happy at winning $10 at the track when we went and was always so proud of my accomplishments at work. He would always say I was "his person" and he didn't know where he would be without me. He loved me and I loved him and will miss him very much. Rest peacefully Uncle John- love you. Beverly




Saturday January 26, 2019
Condolence From: Andy Boyajian
Condolence: The web site encourages us to write something about John, well those of us who knew him know there are enough stories to fill a room in the Verona library. Aside from

his well known athletics abilities and that bigger than life personality that we all know, I would like to share a few gems growing up with John...
Gem #1...I lived a few doors away from the Miscia's on Hamilton Rd in Verona. One beautiful summer day in the late 40s or so I'm about 11 and John's about 8..So we

were riding our bikes on that beautiful summer day suddenly and out of nowhere this snarling, growling giant mangy looking dog appears and grabs John's leg dragging

him to the ground. To no avail, I took a couple of swipes at that threatening hound realizing as John was screaming as loud as he could, my efforts were useless. Since

this drama was playing out exactly in front of the Miscia house I needed to get some adult help. Now on my way to the front door and unknown to me, John's healthy

screaming work the sleeping tiger in Mrs.Miscia who wized past me at 100 miles per hour broom in hand . Well that poor mutt would never be the same again nor would he

need to be fixed ... bada bing bada boom...Poor John from that point forward never saw a Dog he liked.

Gem #2.. In the early 60s John was drafted into the Army. He asked me to take him for his induction physical in Newark. Well he really didn't want go (who would) so we

hatched a plan while driving down Bloomfield Ave. It was a very hot summer day so the deal was I would drop him off a block or 2 on Broad St away from the exam

location..I would give him my shirt leaving me in my undershirt, he had a winter sweater and shirt so the plan was he would run the 2 blocks to the exam location then

do a bunch of pushups,,, over heat, push up his blood pressure and flunk the physical and go home. Well the that day the Army received the sweatiest, smelliest

Private in it's history. True story.

Gem # 3 Around 1966 Monmouth racetrack, its John and me. As some of you might know, John liked to make a wager or two. Now as John is watching the odds board,

apparently he sees a horse he likes. He then jumps up tells me he is making a bet ...ok John. As I look at the odds his horse is something like 35-to-1. Now he's back

sitting. I asked how much did you bet on that nag. $200 he tells me. "John, the horse is 35-to-1", I comment to him. He said yes you're right he gets up again puts

another bundle on the same horse. At that point I'm thinking he lost his mind. The horse came in first he won around $5000 - lots of money today much more in 1966. And

yes we dined on Lobster , Steaks an Dom Perignon. What a night.

Sorry if I took up too much space but it could be that Verona Library room...John was my life long friend and a wonder memory maker . I love him and will miss him

until it's my time.

Andy Boyajian and Family.
Saturday January 26, 2019

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