Anthony Cortazzo
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CORTAZZO
Anthony N., aged 89 of Ridgewood, NJ passed away on December 28, 2015. He was a member of the Ridgewood Police Department for 38 years; retiring after 10 years as Captain. Anthony served in the US Army during WWII in France. He was an active member of the Riverside Vets in Paterson where he was born and attended Eastside High School. Tony was an avid and well known golfer in the area for many years. He is predeceased by his mother Andrianna, father Raymond, three brothers, Ralph, Frank, and Andy. He lost a son Raymond, aged 15 and daughter Susan, aged 48, his loving wife of 35 years Eileen and recently Ruth Jediny, his loving companion of the last 12 years. Anthony will be remembered as a helpful and caring person to his family, friends, and community.
He is survived by three devoted children and sons-in- law, Kathleen Martello and husband Phil, Claire Baragona and husband Peter and David Cortazzo Menegus. Anthony was blessed with six grandchildren Philip, Ariele, Michael, Benjamin, Jake and Lina; and one great-grandson, Evan. He is also survived by nieces, Barbara Ann, Andrea, and nephew John.
The visitation will be at the C C Van Emburgh Funeral Home 306 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 on Wednesday, January 30th from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Prayer service will be held on Thursday at 10 am at the funeral home chapel with entombment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson. www.vanemburgh.com

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Published in The Record/Herald News on Dec. 29, 2015.
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December 30, 2015
Tony was a very nice kind man and a good neighbor to all. He was a fixture on Newcomb Road for so many years and he will be missed. Always will remember him, his wife, Susan and their beloved dogs especially Gizmo who at the time all of the young kids in the neighborhood loved. Rest in peace - Jones Family
Karen Jones
December 29, 2015
Deepest sympathy to the family for this great loss. The strength from God can sustain you through this difficult time and in the days ahead. May the love of those who share your loss comfort you as you share loving memories.
Lewis
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