YURI METELOW, 82, of Fair Lawn, passed on December 15, 2020. Beloved husband of Helen Metelow (nee Kapica). Loving father of Serge Metelow and his wife Dana and Valerie Metelow and her husband Raymond Losito. Dear grandfather of James and Alexandra Metelow. Yuri is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased in life by his parents Alexander and Vera Metelow and brother Victor Metelow.
Yuri worked as a machinist/tool and die maker and was the owner/operator of Yuma Machine in Wallington. Fluent in many languages, he also worked as a translator for DYFS. After retiring, he became a NJ State Certified Fire Inspector serving Fair Lawn, Ramsey, Garfield, Elmwood Park and Hawthorne. He served in The United States Army from 1961-1963 and was a lifetime member of the Fair Lawn Volunteer Fire Department, Co. #3, actively serving from 1968-1995, being Captain in 1982 and was a member of the American Legion Post 171 in Fair Lawn. Yuri was a founder and faithful Parishioner of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Saddle Brook. He was an avid fisherman and gardener and loved ballroom dancing, especially the tango.
Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 3-7pm. Funeral on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 10:30AM at Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church in Garfield. Interment in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Apostle Orthodox Church, Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church or the Fair Lawn Fire Department Company 3 in Yuri's name.
Addresses for donations:
Holy Apostles Church, 17 Platt Avenue, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Russian Orthodox Church of Three Saints, 474 Outwater Lane, Garfield, NJ 07026
Fair Lawn Fire Co. #3, PO Box 2646, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410