AGE: 55 • Mt. Arlington
John Rinaldi, 55, died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Paterson, NJ and lived in Mt. Arlington, NJ for 50 years. He was an active member of the Sparta First Presbyterian Church in Sparta, NJ. John loved to play racquetball and was an avid boater.
John is predeceased by his parents, John Rinaldi and Violet Passaro and sister, Maryann Blinn. He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Karen (nee Kosa) Rinaldi; loving daughter, Marissa Smith and her husband Dustin; stepmother, Irene Rinaldi and devoted brother, Mark Rinaldi and his wife Carolyn. John is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Kason and Baylor and nieces and nephews, Heather, Nicholas, Gianna, Charlie, Kyle, Simone and Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Mark Kosa, Brian Kosa and his wife Karen and Rick Blinn.
Friends may call Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Sparta First Presbyterian Church, 32 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral service will be held at 2pm Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Dr. Robert Fine, (for Pancreatic Cancer Research), 650 West 168th St., Black Building 2004, NY, NY 10032 or Karen Anne Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.