Jerry "Sonny" G. Naclerio


Jerry “Sonny” G. Naclerio, 66, of Midland Park, NJ passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at home with his loving wife by his side.  Born and raised in East Harlem, he resided in North Haledon for four years and Glen Rock for 55 years before moving to Midland Park.  Mr. Naclerio served with the Borough of Glen Rock Fire Department for 48 years in many positions including Captain, President of the Department, line officer and President of the Relief and Exempt Association.  Sonny was the reason GPS was invented, as a sense of direction was not his strong point.  He enjoyed summertime spent on the deck grilling and enjoying scotch on the rocks and a cigar with friends.  If there ever was a need, he was always the willing and helping hand to get the job done.  Sonny will be remembered for his endless smile.

Prior to retiring in 2016, he was the Director of Maintenance with the Borough of Glen Rock for 25 years.  Previously, he owned and operated Son-Vic Tobacco Shop in Yonkers, NY for ten years.

Beloved husband of Andrea (Santora) Naclerio.  Loving and devoted step father of John Cartisano and wife Adrienne and Justin Cartisano.  Dear brother of Phyllis Kolasa and husband Richard and brother-in-law of Sally Ann Stark and the late Jack Stark.  Cherished uncle of Scott Stark and wife Kathy and their children Kylie, Emma, Bailey and Liam of Spring Lake and Christopher Kolasa of Hawthorne.  A special thank you to his faithful friends Ted, Rich, Bruce, Tom, Alex, Jim and Elizabeth, who will never know how much their kindness and devotion has meant.  The family would also like to thank Valley Hospice nurses Sharon Isaacs and Roxanne Mercer and Schlinda Reid of FirstLight Home Care of Bergen County who made everything so much easier.

The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12 – 3 PM with a 2 PM service at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sonny to the Glen Rock Fire Department, 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock, NJ 07452 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 would be appreciated.

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