Joseph DePaola

Joseph DePaola

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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DePaola, Joseph John (Jay)
Joseph (Jay) John DePaola, 62, of Cedar Grove, N.J., passed away on December 19, 2018 after a six-year battle with ALS. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Englewood, New Jersey on March 27, 1956, Jay earned a degree in Accounting and most recently worked for the CIT Group in Livingston, N.J.
Jay was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He and his wife enjoyed cycling, trips to the beach, camping, and playing with their grandchildren, who always called him Poppy. He will be remembered for his sense of humor; cracking a joke every chance he got and the amazing strength, dignity and kindness he exhibited while battling a devastating and debilitating disease. He often said, “my problems do not diminish the problems of others.”
Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Gertrude, and his sister, Valerie Sellen. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lynn, three daughters and their husbands; Allison Herring and her husband Arnie of Oviedo, FL., Angela DiGiovanni and her husband, Joseph of Cedar Grove; Christina Kissler and her husband Joshua of Wayne; four grandchildren, James, Kara, Charles and Emily Herring; his brother, John DePaola and his wife, Grace of Montclair; his sister, Maria Beers and her husband Gary of Winchester, CA, and brother-in-law, Bill Sellen of Glendale, CA.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove St, Montclair.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to MAC Angels is a non-profit organization that provides services and programs to enhance the quality of life for patients, family members and caregivers who are impacted by ALS. They were instrumental in providing comfort and support during his illness.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Caggiano Memorial
    62 Grove St
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    Memorial Gathering


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I want to offer my heartfelt sympathy to Joseph's family. Try to remember the many warm and happy memories you shared with him. May those memories give you the comfort needed at this difficult time. Also, pray to God for comfort. Many people have found comfort and hope in the promise made in Revelation 21:3,4 where it states that a time will come when sickness and death will be no more. Also, God promises to resurrect those in his memory as stated in John 5:28,29. I hope these wonderful promises will provide comfort and hope for you during this time of sorrow.

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