The Obit For Joe Passero

Joseph (Lefty) Passero

|Published in The Record and Herald News on July 5, 2010

PASSERO, Joseph (Lefty), 89, of North Haledon, formerly of Paterson passed away on July 3, 2010.

Born in New York City, he has lived in North Haledon for the past 49 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and prior to his retirement in 1983 he was an Lithographer for Town Off Set in Carlstadt, NJ.

He played baseball with the Yankees Pacific Coast League farm system as well as a short period with the Dodgers farm system. He is in the Bergen County Hall of Fame and the Greater Paterson Old Timers Athletic Association Hall of Fame both for Baseball. He was a member of the North Haledon Golden Age Club and the Riverside Vets of Hawthorne.

Beloved husband of Marie Passero (nee Palazzone). Devoted father of Donna Passero of Montville. Dear brother of Roger Passero of Hawthorne, and Louis Passero of Florida.

He is also predeceased by his late brothers Philip, Anthony and Charles Passero.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Franklin Lakes.

Entombment George Washington Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Joseph's memory to Hospice of New Jersey - Bloomfield, 400 Broadacres Drive 4th floor, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 or the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, www.alz.org.Arrangements under the direction of Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes.

For further information www.vpmemorial.com or call 201-891-4770.