SPARTA - Daniel Martin Citarella, 27, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family after a year-long battle with cancer, on Jan. 5, 2013.
Dan was born in Denville, graduated from Sparta High School, Class of 2004, and was a graduate of Centenary College, Class of 2008, where he was summa cum laude. At Centenary College he was a resident assistant for three years, and was a member of the tutoring team there at the Hub. Daniel was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his beloved parents, Alfonso and Arlene Citarella; devoted brother, Alfonso Citarella III and his wife, Robin, and brother, John Citarella. He also is survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Daniel and his family appreciate the loving care given to him by Dr. Matkiwski and the staff at Newton Medical Center.
Viewing is Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Thomas of Aquin Church, 53 Kennedy Ave., Ogdensburg. Interment will follow at St. Thomas of Aquin Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made in his memory to: Dr. May Abdo-Matkiwski, Sparta Hematology and Oncology, for Research, 99 Sparta Ave., Suite 130, Sparta, NJ 07871. Condolences may be sent to www.goblefuneral.com