John Joseph, 87, born in Wood-Ridge, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. Lived in Wood-Ridge, Carlstadt and Venice, FL. Son of the late Rose (Spadola) and Joseph Landy. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Dolores (Engel) of 62 years. Loving and devoted father of Lynn (Wayne) Rado, Maureen (Richard) Werntz, Patricia (Steven) Homa. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Daniel and Keith Rado. Jeffrey and Dana Werntz. David, Joseph and Julie Homa and the late Kevin Werntz. Survived by seven great-grandchildren. Sibling of Frederick, predeceased by Dr. Ernest Landy and Maggie Palumbo.
John proudly served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. John started Home Style Box Lunch caterers in 1951 with his mother and cousin, William O'Neil. He purchased the Fiesta, Rt 17, Wood-Ridge, in 1964, a small catering facility at that time. He built it into a large successful Banquet venue that continues for 4 generations. He retired in 1991 and he and his wife lived in Venice, FL., where they enjoyed golfing and boating and spending time with family.
Visiting hours on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Kohler Funeral Home, 280 Hackensack St. Wood-Ridge, 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Assumption R.C. Church, Wood-Ridge. Interment to follow St. Michael's Cemetery, So. Hackensack.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., NY, NY 10001. Or VitasHospice, www.vitascommunityconnection.org