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Samuel J. Esposito, 87, Cliffside Park Resident

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – Samuel J. Esposito, of Cliffside Park, died Saturday, March 5. He was 86.

He was born in Fairview, and lived in Dumont and Cliffside Park. He spent winters in Fort Myers, Fla., and most recently lived in Paramus. He was a U.S. Army veteran (63rd Field Artillery Battalion, gunner and guard patrolman) who served from1946-47, and was given the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal for Japan. He was a longtime member of the Fort Lee VFW, Post 2342. He was a volunteer firefighter in Dumont. He also worked for the Lever Brothers from 1958-77.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, walking, dancing, singing, traveling and taking his family on vacation yearly. He was a parishioner of the Epiphany Church. He enjoyed his friends from the Fort Lee and Cliffside Park Senior Centers along with membership in the AARP and VFW in Fort Lee.

He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Nowak and her husband, Theodore, of Brooksville, Fla., Gail Esposito of Cliffside Park, and Pammy Esposito of Fort Lee; grandchildren Robert, Amanda and Cally Esposito; and great-grandchild, Rebecca Esposito.

He was predeceased by his wife, Louise E. Esposito, in 1999.

Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at McCorry Brothers Funeral Home, 780 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park. A Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Epiphany Church, 247 Knox Ave., Cliffside Park. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Alzheimer's New Jersey , Attn: Molly Fagan, 400 Morris Ave., #251, Denville, NJ 07834; or The VFW Post 2342, 250 Main St., Fort Lee, NJ 07024.

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