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Daniel R. (Rich), 82, of Barnegat, NJ, formerly of East Rutherford, NJ. A very special man has entered the Holy Gates of Heaven. He passed away on July 24, 2014, at South Ocean Medical Center.
Rich was born on August 5, 1931 in East Rutherford, where he lived most of his life. He also lived in Wood-Ridge for a number of years and had recently moved to Barnegat.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, MaryAnn, whom he cherished every day. He was predeceased by his wonderful parents, Pietro and Elvira Salerno. Dear brother to predeceased Gina Salerno, Peter Salerno and Josephine Salerno. Devoted father to Linda Salerno and her fiancé Richard Robertella of Ramsey, Diane Salerno and her husband David Wilson of Los Angeles, California. Devoted step-father to Teresa Dillon of Brick, Tracey and Ross Licata of Saddle Brook. Cherished grandfather of Matthew Poalise, Mark Poalise, Dylan Wilson, Daniella Wilson and Cody Dillon.
Rich was the owner of Mildoor Assemblers of NJ, a glass door manufacturing company, for 40 years. He retired in 2005. He served in the Naval Reserves as a young man. He loved Atlantic City, playing cards, bowling and shooting pool in the Mercury Club. He was an avid football and baseball fan. He will be missed by his many long-time friends, including his buddy Redd. Richie will always be remembered by all who knew him as a wonderful man of true character, honesty and integrity.
Memorial Service will be held at the Macagna-Diffily-Onorato Funeral Home, 41 Ames Ave., Rutherford, NJ, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 6 - 9 PM. Memorial Mass will take place at St. Joseph RC Church, East Rutherford, NJ, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Red Ribbon Academy, 506 Hamburg Turnpike, Building 5, Suite 105, Wayne, NJ 07470 or Camp Acorn, PO Box 1383, Paramus, NJ 07653 would be greatly appreciated.
For more information or condolences please visit macagnadiffilyonoratofuneral home.com
Macagna-Diffily-Onorato Funeral Home - Rutherford
41 Ames Avenue Rutherford, NJ 07070
Published in The Record/Herald News from July 28 to July 29, 2014