Albert Castrucci, 83, of Woodland Park, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, on January 27, 2019. Al was born in Paterson on May 12, 1935 to the late Nicola and Katherine (Perona) Castrucci. He proudly served in the United States Navy Reserves from 1953 to 1961. He worked for 22 years at General Electric in Fair Lawn and later began his own kitchen and bathroom remodeling business. He was a masterful carpenter who was a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Anyone that knew Al, will always remember him as a devoted member of the West Paterson Fire Company #2 located on McBride Avenue. He volunteered for the department for 56 years, serving as Captain for 22 of those years. He was a honorable hero and his dedication to the department will always be remembered and appreciated.
Albert was the beloved husband of Patricia (Cerbie) Castrucci for 37 years. He was the adored father of Cathy Dwyer and her husband Michael, Angela De Lotto and her husband David, and Lisa Castrucci and her fiance Steve Malloy and the dear step father to Edward Gualtieri and his partner Fernando Salas and to Thomas Gualtieri. Al was cherished grandfather of Andrea De Lotto and her husband Jude Pascarelli, Garrett De Lotto and Nicholas De Lotto and the great grandfather of Mia Pascarelli. He is also survived by his brother Edwin Castrucci and his wife Trish and his sister Elaine Gacek as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Santangelo Funeral Home, 635 McBride Ave., Woodland Park. A funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday at 9:30am at St. James of the Marches Church, 410 Totowa Rd., Totowa, NJ. Guests may arrive at Santangelo Funeral Home at 8:30am. Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Albert's name to the
West Paterson Fire Company #2
1070 McBride Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ 07424