John Lusardi

John Joseph Lusardi

1931 - 2020

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Obituary of John Joseph Lusardi

John Joseph Lusardi Sr.

Age:       88

Residence:          Randolph NJ

Day and date of death: Sunday, July 26th 2020

John died comfortably at home after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

LIFE

Date of birth:     12/22/1931

Place of birth:    Dover General Hospital

Married 48 years to his beloved wife Joyce Lusardi (predeceased  2003) at Sacred Heart Church, Dover NJ in 1955

Education:          Oratory Prep School, Summit NJ and Seton Hall University, S. Orange NJ

Employment:     U.S. Federal Government, Picatinny Arsenal, Wharton NJ

Occupation -Retired Chemical Engineer, Military Weapons Division-Instrumental in several patents and received many awards throughout his career.

John was known for his quick witted humor and one-liners but always ready to reflect on serious matters of the day and even more so on fond memories of the past.

John was also an accomplished journeyman pub patron.  He made many a friend along the way through his various travels.  He was well received by his peers in his many affiliations such as Kiwanis, Randolph Twp. Parks committee and initiating township recreation and high school Booster club programs with wife Joyce.

Some earlier enjoyment included bowling, family camping and comical water skiing attempts. He took great pride and commitment in his participation of Revolutionary War reenactments with Proctors Artillery Brigade. Great friendships were fostered while sharing the authenticity of this time with family and celebrating with his comrades to reflect and honor the real heroes of our past.

FAMILY Survived by:

Children (4)-Glenn Lusardi (Francine), Diane Lehman (Greg), Nancy Koteras (Paul), John J. Lusardi Jr. (Wendy)

Grandchildren (10)–Danny, Brittany, Gregory, Colin, Kelsey, Kyleigh, Jackie, Taylor, Nick & Sidney

Great Grandchildren (5) Conor, Evelyn, Tobin, Bastian, & Jameson

Closest of family and friends -Barbara Miller, Bruce McCarter, George and Pam Collict, Jim and Grace McDermott. He will be missed by family and friends.

MEMORIAL & GRAVESIDE SERVICE (Post Covid)

Day, date, time, place (TO BE DETERMINED)

Place of interment Locust Hill Cemetery, Rockaway NJ

Private funeral was held at Tuttle Funeral Home on 7/31/2020

Memorial donation -Please consider choosing a charity of your choice that you have a personal connection to.

A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the folks who made the most of this difficult time. Keeping dad comfortable and at peace with professional care. From the bottom of our hearts we deeply thank you all. Most notably the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Dover General Hospital and BrightStar Care.

Quote: The more you do today the less you have to do tomorrow.

Three words that sum up John’s life: fearless, authentic, and determined

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