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Richard LaVigna

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Richard A. (Dick), of Waldwick, NJ passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the age of 82 surrounded by his children. He was the loving father of Janice M. Riordan and her husband Kevin, Richard LaVigna, Michael A. LaVigna and his wife Heather, and Karen M. Campbell. And he was the proud grandfather of Kevin and Justin Riordan, Matthew and Emily LaVigna, Travis and Taylor Campbell.
Richard was born on September 6, 1930, one of nine children of Charles and Carmela LaVigna. He is survived by his sister Virginia Bradbury and brother Theodore LaVigna and predeceased by sisters Vivian Appel, Celeste Valent, Dorothy Appel and brothers William LaVigna, Sabie LaVigna and Charles LaVigna.
Born in the Bronx; he was a resident of Waldwick, NJ. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy; he served during the Korean War. Before retiring in 1996 as a VP of Collections at JPMorgan Chase in New York, he held several senior management positions in the Asset Recovery Industry. Dick looked forward to his annual re-unions with his buddies in the Bronx, but especially loved the Family Holiday parties and was always the first one there.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 10 AM until service time at Vander Plaat Funeral Home (, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ. The funeral services will begin at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. And the interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
The family wishes to thank all those who cared for him so well at The Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's memory may be made to the - Northern Regional Office at Oradell, 690 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 300, Oradell, NJ 07649.
Published in The Record on May 8, 2013
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