John Miscia

John Miscia

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
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John Miscia, of Verona, last residing in Middletown Township, NJ, passed away at the age of 78 on January 26, 2019. John was born in Montclair, and lived almost his entire life in Verona, NJ.

Visiting will be at Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ from 2-4PM on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Donations to a charity of personal choice may be made in John’s name.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Miscia and May Miscia. He is survived by his loving niece and primary care giver Beverly Greatorex, his two sisters Virginia Greatorex, and Marie Miscia Riedinger and his brother Frank Miscia, and nieces and nephews, Christine, Jill, Ronnie, and Robert.

John was a unique individual who had many successes in athletics and business. He also had a big heart and often helped those who needed his support. John was an incredible 3 sport athlete at Verona High School. He was a 9 letter star in baseball, basketball and football making all state in all three sports. He was also a NJ State Champion in football and basketball. He was most proud of his part, as high scorer, in Verona’s first state basketball championship in 1957. John also signed a major league baseball contract in 1958 but his professional baseball career was cut short by injuries. John was uniquely talented, had incredible grit and determination and loved to compete at the highest levels.

John had a successful business career over many years, in equity investments, ownership of several apartment buildings, and owning/operating restaurants and cocktail lounges. Unfortunately, he also suffered some business setbacks which he handled matter-of-fact and with grace. His generosity throughout his life for family members and friends was seldom mentioned but always appreciated.

John’s courage was severely tested as he battled a series of ailments over the past several years but his loving niece Beverly was by his side right to the end. During that period of time he resided in Brighton Gardens of Middletown Township, NJ. The staff at Brighton appreciated and loved John’s unique personality and were excellent care givers. We will all miss John-He was a good man.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Caggiano Memorial
    62 Grove St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
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Patricia Snyder Yekel

Posted at 03:56pm
Our condolences to the Miscia family RIP John The Snyder family

Andrew Durborow

Posted at 03:41pm
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.

Susan Pignatello

Posted at 02:16pm
Dear Miscia family, condolences from the Tony Pignatello family. Tony and John were friends and teammates and shared great, lasting memories. Rest John

Bill Kennedy, Montclair High 1958

Posted at 12:07pm
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.

Jim Citrano

Posted at 07:55am
A great friend
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