John Oakes of Woodland Park age 71
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POMPTON LAKES — Services were held for John Paul Oakes, 71, of Woodland Park, who died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. He was the father of John LaManna of this community.

Born in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., Mr. Oakes lived in West Paterson for 25 years. He was a quality assurance engineer for Singer-Kearfott Corp., Totowa, for 34 years before retiring in 2004.

Services were Saturday at the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, Totowa, followed by Mass at St. Gerard R.C. Church. Interment was at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Oakes also is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his other children, John Oakes of Colorado, Alison Simmons of Ohio, and Joseph LaManna of Pompton Plains; his sister, Ann Casper of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.


Published in Suburban Trends on Nov. 9, 2012.
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