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Paul Anthony, of Saddle River, NJ and Shoreham, NY died peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at age 96. Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Nancy Primrose Barr, he is survived by his children: Paul Jr. (Robin), Jay, Peter (Cathleen), David (Stacy), Jessica Vermylen Fiddes (John), Robert (Mary), and Mark (Barbara); twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Paul was a loyal alumnus of La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY (1937), which he attended on a full scholarship in the midst of the Depression and served as Cadet Captain in his senior year. At Georgetown University (1941), he excelled on the debate and tennis teams, graduated cum laude and most importantly, met Nancy Barr. His legal education at Columbia Law School was interrupted by WWII, during which he served as a combat infantry officer in North Africa and Italy. In 1946 he married Nancy Barr and began a 60 year career at his family's business, A. Zerega's Sons, Inc., the first pasta company in the United States, founded by his great-grandfather in 1848. During his career he grew the business before transitioning it to the fifth and now sixth generations of family management. He was a Past Chairman of the Board of the National Pasta Association, President of the Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club, Saddle River Borough Councilman and active in many community organizations. Paul was a long-time parishioner of St. Gabriel's Church in Saddle River. Funeral arrangements are being made through Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood, NJ. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9PM Tuesday, November 3 at Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood. Funeral Mass 10:00AM Wednesday, November 4 at St. Gabriel's Church, 88 East Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Children's Therapy Center in Fair Lawn, NJ would be His family would like to extend a special note of thanks to his loving and compassionate caregivers, especially Vanessa Ramsay.

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Published in The Record/Herald News on Nov. 2, 2015.
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November 21, 2015
My sincere condolences to you Paul, Peter, Jessica, Jay, David and Mark. As a kid growing up in Shoreham I have many good memories of your Dad and Mom and their brew of Vermnlyen kids. Glad he is now with his dear Nancy again. Separate and together they will always be remembered as dashing, gracious and kind. Love to you all, Wheezie
Helen Louise Azzara
November 5, 2015
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. He was truly a great man
Bill and Reina Remenschneider
November 3, 2015
Condolences to the entire Vermylen family. He was a remarkable man in a remarkable family.
November 3, 2015
Our sincere condolences to the Vermylen Family
It has been our honor to know and work for him and the entire family for over 40 years.
Gilmer Pest Control
November 3, 2015
Peace to you Paul. May you and Nancy fly free together once again. Love to all of the Vermylens from the desert southwest.
Hugh McCrystal
November 3, 2015
What a wonderful family your parents created and raised! Keep those wonderful memories during your sorrow.
Judy Lee
November 3, 2015
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences are with you all. Much love
Deborah Herridge
November 3, 2015
Deepest sympathies to the Vermylen family, great people to work for.
Robert Horton
November 2, 2015
Read your Dad's obit.
sounds like he was a member of The Greatest Generation and passed it forward.
Gerard J. Hennessey
BCHS, Classmate, 1968
November 2, 2015
Our prayers are with you. To Peter and Paul and Jay and David and Jessica - your dad was a wonderful man. I fondly remember times around your dining room table.
Jan Sattem
November 2, 2015
Condolences from the Georgia Ryans. Uncle Paul was a very special man. It is sad to lose such a stellar member of the greatest generation.
Gordon Ryan Jr.
November 2, 2015
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Peter. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Much love, Mary Francina And Ken
Mary Francina Golden
November 2, 2015
Our thoughts are with Peter, Cathy and the Vermylen family at this sad time.
With deepest sympathy,
Jane and Max
November 2, 2015
My sincere condolences on the passing of
Paul. He was by far the best boss I ever worked for and I learned so much from him. He will always live in my memory.
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