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John P, Sr. (Fantabulous Poppy), age 86, of North Haledon, on Friday, September 6, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, NY, John had resided in North Haledon since 1966. A former U.S. Army Korean War veteran, John had worked as a certified public accountant and auditor for the U.S Department of Defense, and later at his own office, J.P. Scarlato CPA in Passaic and then in the Botany Village section of Clifton. John was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Italian-American Association of Botany Village, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. John P. Scarlato, Sr. was the beloved husband of the late Lena P. (Angelica) Scarlato (1999). Adored father of John P. Scarlato, Jr. of North Haledon, Angela L. Ferraro and her husband Richard, also of North Haledon, Felicia A. Ambrogio and her husband Allen of Hawthorne, and Anne M. Scarlato of Fair Lawn. Dear grandfather of John V. Scarlato, Joseph M. Scarlato, Allen R. Ambrogio, Rachel L. Ambrogio, and Alexa L. Ambrogio. Great-grandfather of Sophie, Matthew, Haley and Jake Scarlato. Brother of Mildred Scala of Huntington, NY and the late Frank Scarlato. Funeral will be departing at 9 AM on Monday, September 9, 2013 from the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne for a 9:30 AM funeral mass at St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Interment will follow at the Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Paterson or to the National Organization for Rare Diseases.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Sept. 7, 2013