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Joseph Louis Minervini

Joseph Louis Minervini, passed away at Mountainview Gardens, Pompton Plains, NJ on September 30, 2018. He was 90. Born in Jersey City, NJ in 1928, his family moved to Fairview in 1939.  After graduating Cliffside Park High School he was drafted into the United States Airforce as a communications specialist. He was assigned to the United States Embassy, Lima, Peru as an instructor for the U.S. Airforce Mission to Peru at the Peruvian Cadet School. After receiving degrees from Manhattan College, William Paterson University, and Columbia University he began his teaching career at the Oradell Junior High School and after three years became a member of the Ridgewood public schools for 36 years.  He is best remembered for his many contributions to the aquatic programs in Bergen County as Pool Manager of the Hackensack Golf Club, New Milford Swim Club and Teaneck Swim Club. He was the Co-founder of the New Jersey Managers Association and the Bergen County Swim Club Championships eventually involving over 4000 participants in the New Jersey Swim Club Championships. An avid biker he participated in many marathons earning thousands of dollars for organizations especially the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.  After retiring, he became Vice President of the Bergen County Retirees Education Association and then President for 6 years. He was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Toms River, NJ and St. Josephs of New Milford, Oradell.  In 2000 after moving to Holiday City West, Toms River, he was active as Second Vice President and Secretary of the H.C.W Members Club . He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Eleanore (nee Spitzer), in 2008. Surviving are his children Stephen and daughter-in-law Teresa DuBee, Carolynn Claus and her children, granddaughters Aimee Claus and April Claus, his brother Nick Minervini and sister-in-law Rose Minervini. He was predeceased by his sister Lucy Iannacone, nephews James Iannacone and Anthony Iannacone.  Surviving are nephews Pat Minervini, Nick Minervini, Robert Gregory, and nieces Roseanne Iannaccone and Sharon Maes. Visitation at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 4-8pm. All will meet Thursday at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 105 Harrison Street, Oradell for the funeral Mass at 10am. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Send a lasting condolence at www.riewertsmemorialhome.com

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To the family of Joseph Minervini,

The Geary's were all saddened to hear of Joe's passing. We have wonderful memories of the New Milford Swim Club and swim team. Sons Tom, Jim Rich and John were all members of the swim team and Tom and Jim also worked for Joe at the Teaneck Swim Club in it's early days. Joe was a wonderful guy and a wonderful coach.
Love, Marge Geary and family

Marge Geary Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

A Well Wishes was ordered on October 2, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

A Grand Gesture was sent on October 2, 2018

To my wonderful, caring cousins in the loss of a genuine , caring man. All my love Roseann, Ron, Nelia and Vincent.

Expression of Sympathy Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Joe Minervini's family upon his passing. We thank him for his years of service to BCREA. I was Membership Chair for ten years under his leadership more than 20 years ago.
Mee Lon Yee - BCREA PR

MeeLon Yee Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

To the family of Joseph Minervini
From: Bergen County Retirees' Education Association
We are making a donation to the BCREA Scholarship Fund in Joe's name. Is there an address that we can send an acknowledgement? My email is: meelon@optonline.net Thank you.
Mee Lon Yee - BCREA PR

Mee Lon Yee Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM