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Orazio Vitulano, 85, Wyckoff Resident

Orazio Vitulano
Orazio Vitulano Photo Credit: Family of Orazio Vitulano, via Vander Plaat Funeral Home

WYCKOFF, N.J. -- Orazio Vitulano, of Wyckoff, died on Sunday, Jan. 22. He was 85.

Born in Molfetta, Italy, Vitulano lived in Hoboken before he moved to Weehawken, where he was a longtime resident, and where he and his wife raised their six children. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the ILGWU Local No. 10 in New York City, before he retired in 1998.

"Ray could always be seen in front of his home on Gregory Avenue, in Weehawken, tending to his property and that of his neighbors," information from the funeral home noted. "His greatest joy was his large family."

Vitulano is survived by his wife of 61 years, Agnes "Sylvia" Vitulano; children Tommy, Christopher, Linda and Nora Vitulano, Karen Vitulano-Salzman, and Diana Cipriani; grandchildren Christopher, Christopher V., Jacqueline, Brandon, Tommy Jr., Samantha, Chloe, Briana, Ian, Celine and Madison; brother Louis Vitulano; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded by his brother, Joseph.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday morning, Jan. 26, at St. Elizabeth's Church, in Wyckoff. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, in North Arlington. Vander Plaat Funeral Home, in Wyckoff, assisted with arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, using this form.

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