John Joseph, age 72, of Wyckoff died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the NJ Fireman's Home in Boonton, surrounded by his family. Born in New York City, he was a lifelong resident of Wyckoff. John served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. John worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a Communications Maintenance Supervisor for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years, where he served as a Lieutenant, Secretary of the Department, and was active with the communications desk. John was a member of the Schirra Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. He was also an avid model train collector, enthusiast and a member of the Train Collectors Association. John is survived by his wife Stephanie Marrinan; his children: Jennifer Marrinan of San Diego, CA, Joseph Marrinan of Monrovia, CA, and Michael Marrinan of Ashburn, VA; his siblings: Mary Rynne, Kevin Marrinan, Clare Youngs, Patrick Marrinan and Eileen Marrinan; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Marrinan. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9PM at Vander Plaat Funeral Home (vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. A Fireman's service will begin at 7:30 PM. The funeral mass will be Tuesday, February 25, 10 AM, at St. Elizabeth's Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff. The interment will follow at Wyckoff Reformed Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in John's memory may be made to the Schirra Composite Squadron, 261 Campgaw Rd., Fire Academy, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 23, 2014