Ronald J. Pascrell,78, of Woodland Park, passed away on September 24, 2017. Ronnie was born in Paterson, NJ on June 1, 1939 to the late Joseph and Theresa (Toscano) Pascrell. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Marine Corps from 1957-1959. Before retiring, Ronnie worked as a carpenter for the Clifton Board of Education for over 30 years.
In addition to his work, Ronnie was a member of the Woodland Park Board of Education, the Woodland Park Democratic Municipal Chairman, a former Clifton Little League Umpire for 15 years and the former Clifton Custodial Union President. He was also a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Church in Clifton.
Ronald was the beloved husband of Rita (Kaiser) Pascrell for 35 years; the cherished father of Joseph Pascrell and his fiance Christine Galbraith and Stephanie McColl and her husband Andrew; and the dear brother of Judith Porte and her husband Sal. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Emilie Kaiser, his sisters-in-law, Honey Fazzinga and her husband Frank, Giesela Kaiser, Jutta Kaiser, Dolores Reda and her husband Todd, and Barbara Appio and her husband Paul, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8pm at Santangelo Funeral Home, 635 McBride Ave., Woodland Park. A funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday at 10am at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 797 Valley Rd., Clifton, NJ. Guests may meet at Santangelo Funeral Home at 9am. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.