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John Manzo Jr.

September 16, 1959 — April 28, 2024

Hackensack, NJ

John Manzo Jr., of Hackensack, NJ entered into eternal peace on, Sunday, April 28th 2024. John is survived by his loving mother, Theresa Manzo (nee Paolazzi), his devoted wife of 38 years, Gail Manzo (nee VanHorn), his two children, who were his pride and joy above all things - John (and Ashley) and Michelle “Widge” (and Tomasa Martinez), as well as his grandson Augustus. 

John is survived by his loving siblings, Theresa (and Thomas Femano), JeanneMurtha and Nicholas his brother who he called “Scharole". 

John is also survived by his nephew Nicholas E Manzo “Young Scharole” who he was deeply proud of, his loving niece Sharon Perez (and Gerry) and their children Kayla and Logan, all of whom he loved like his own. 

John is survived by numerous other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many lifetime friends who affectionately knew him as “Rico” or “Johnny". 

John was predeceased and welcomed into heaven by his late father, John Manzo Sr. and his mother-in-law Bernice Van Horn (nee Morrison), as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

John loved his family beyond measure, he was a quiet and uncomplicated man - he knew no judgement, was kind to everyone, immensely gentle and patient, hardworking and loyal. He had a wonderful, comforting chuckle that he would occasionally let go to show you he was listening. John loved anything Harley Davidson, motorcycles or “hogs” (as he called them), minibikes, dirt bikes, mechanics, the Jersey shore, fishing, old country music, food and doing things that were helpful to others. John was extremely skilled with his hands, there was nothing that he couldn’t build or fix. He worked hard until the day he died, he was a skilled mechanic and auto-body mechanic for many years and most recently worked as a property manager for over a decade. 

He lived his life with a loving heart, dedicated to his family. Until his last days, he spent every Sunday with his mother and family, having dinner together in his childhood home in Saddle Brook, NJ. This brought him so much joy. 

John was a son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and very dear friend. He was an amazing person, very special, and he will be remembered forever for the kind and gentle man that he was. He is heart wrenchingly missed by his family and loved ones and will never be forgotten. 

We ask at this time that you think not of us, but of John - so that we can be sure his legacy will live forever.

Services were held privately on April 30th and at the convenience of the immediate family. 
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kugler Community Home for Funerals

311 5th Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Services were private.

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