John William Verhovnik Sr., 85, of Upper Saddle River, died on July 22.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy
. He graduated from Purdue University
and worked at ITT, Hazleton, Western Union and Chemical Bank.
He is survived by his children, John William Jr. of Upper Saddle River, Neva Juanita Verhovnik and husband Robert of Mansfield, Texas, Justin and wife Michele of Virginia Beach, Va. and Melissa Jo Sterner and husband John of Castle Rock, Colo.; and his grandchildren, Ian, Colton, Kyle, Kimberly and Melanie. He was predeceased by his wife, Neva Juanita (Wanderone) Verhovnik; and his sibling, Johanna Pavcic.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave. in Ramsey. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26 at Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River. (Everyone meet at church). Entombment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
Memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.