NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- John, 95 of Rochelle Park, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. John was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Saddle Brook and was an usher at the church for 15 years.
John entered into active military duty with the United States Army in 1942 and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Upon his honorable discharge in 1945, he received several service medals. He retired after 36 years with the United States Postal Service.
Beloved husband of the late Agnes Brooks Blaskewic. Loving and devoted father of Louise Ardito and husband Richard; and Janet Shillitani and husband Michael. Cherished grandfather of Natalie Ardito-Nashold and husband Michael; Richard Ardito and wife Stephanie; and Matthew Shillitani and wife Sarah. Adored great-grandfather of Ethan John, Hannah, Henry and Lucy.
A funeral mass is planned for Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:30 AM at St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Vander Plaat Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500.