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John Rinaldi

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MT. ARLINGTON -- John Rinaldi, 55, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in Paterson and lived in Mt. Arlington for 50 years. He was an active member of the Sparta First Presbyterian Church in Sparta. John loved to play racquetball and was an avid boater.

John was 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; nieces and nephews, Heather, Nicholas, Gianna, Charlie, Kyle, Simone and Mitchell; and brothers-in-law, Mark Kosa, Brian Kosa and his wife, Karen, and Rick Blinn.

Friends may call Saturday, March 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sparta First Presbyterian Church, 32 Main St., Sparta. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Dr. Robert Fine (for Pancreatic Cancer Research), 650 W. 168th St., Black Building 2004, New York, NY 10032 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 28, 2014
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