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Anthony R. Verga, 85, Of Wyckoff

WYCOFF, N.J. – Anthony R. Verga, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 25 at the Brandywine Senior Living at Middlebrook Crossing in Bridgewater.

He was born in Passaic and lived in Wycoff for 52 years before moving to Bridgewater in April. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth RC Church in Wycoff.

Verga proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an editor with the Newark Star Ledger for 25 years; previously he worked for the Paterson Evening News for 25 years.

He was active for many years with Partners in Pride in Wyckoff, having served the organization as chairman and was active with the alumni of Fairleigh Dickenson University's Teaneck campus.

He is survived by his cherished daughter and son; Therese Squicciarini and her husband, Michael of Flemington; John Verga and his wife, Nancy of Morris Plains; loving grandchildren; Frank, Joseph, Marie and Natalie Verga and Nicholas, Michael and Daniel Squicciarini.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lauretta M. (née Chiswell) and his loving son, Thomas Verga.

Visiting hours will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. The funeral Mass will be at St. Elizabeth RC Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wycoff, with entombment following at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or James A. McFaul Environmental Center, 150 Crescent Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

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