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Allen Maietta

Franklin Lakes - MAIETTA, Allen, age 74, of Franklin Lakes on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Allen was born in Jersey City. Prior to moving to Franklin Lakes 34 years ago, he had lived in Upper Saddle River. Affectionately referred to as "Big Al," he loved spending time with family and friends and his grandchildren, especially at their home in Montauk, Long Island. A lover of dogs, he leaves behind his constant companion Rocket who will miss their daily walks at Navy Beach. Al was a self-made businessman and a natural salesman. He was the founder and owner of Fantastic Tool in Livingston, NJ, a successful manufacturer of diamond cutting wheels. He sold the business and retired 10 years ago. Al enjoyed golf most of his life, especially the social and competitive nature of the sport. He picked up the game mid-life and made himself into a single digit handicap player. He was a very proud Marine and served his country during the Vietnam War. Allen was a parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Franklin Lakes.

Allen is survived by his beloved wife Katherine of Franklin Lakes, and his loving children, Keith of Media, PA, Steven and his wife Laura of Park Ridge, Stephanie Gaddi and her husband Peter of CA, and Nicholas and his wife Song-Mee of Washington, DC. Adoring Grandfather to Kayla, Vincent, Peter James, Samuel, Patrick, Louisa, and Leo. He also leaves behind his brother Steven Maietta and his wife Claudia of East Hampton, NY, and his niece and nephew Suzanne and Patrick.

The Maietta family will receive family and friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM -5 PM at the Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ. A funeral Service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Allen's memory to the K9s for Warriors at, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Arrangements were held by Vander Plaat - Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road Franklin Lakes, NJ ( )

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
So sorry to hear about Al’s passing. It was a privilege to work with him and it was pleasure to play golf and visit his exceptional wine cellar with Big Al leading the way. He will be missed.
Joe Sullivan
October 19, 2020
I worked with Big Al closely during the acquisition of FTI and then subsequently when we worked together. What a character, Al never failed to entertain all of those around him including me. However, he was a very smart guy in business, investing and all other aspects of life. He loved his family and talked about them frequently. Big Al was a one of a kind guy, you meet only one guy like this in a lifetime!
My condolences to Kath and the Maietta Family.
Respectfully, Mike Tracy
Mike Tracy
October 19, 2020
God Bless you Big Al !!
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Larry Eidson
October 19, 2020
Kathy and Family, So sorry to hear of Al's passing and can only imagine your loss. We remember with fondness our early years of parenting with you. We'll hold you and the "kids" in our prayers and send sincere sympathy your way. Hugs, Carol and Dave Van Dyke
Carol and Dave Van Dyke
October 17, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Allen recently. I attended the 1964 New Milford High School class with him, and saw him at our 50th reunion in NJ several year's ago. This is quite a shock to hear of his passing. Please accept my sincere sympathies to his entire family and may he rest in peace.
Maureen Macdonald
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