December 12, 2011
John Soares died December 12, 2011 in Hackensack Medical Center. He was 82. Born in Portugal, he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 55 years ago.
Visiting is on Friday from 4-9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny (map/directions). Mass Saturday 10:30 am in St. Stephen's Church (map/directions). Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery (map/directions).
John was the Owner and President of Kessler Associates Prosthetics in East Orange. As a member of the U.S. Army he proudly served at The Walter Reed Hospital during the Korean War. He received the Lifetime Acheivement Award from The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association for his outstanding work in the developement of prosthetics. He was a member of The Bergen County Water Fowlers and Ducks Unlimited. In addition to his passion for hunting, he enjoyed his membership at Kings Court.
Husband of the late Teresa, he is survived by his children and their spouses; Lu Ann and Joseph Silveri, Lisa and Richard Roman, and Anthony Soares. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Lauren, Lindsay and Joey Silveri and Ricky, Alyssa and John Roman.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Little People of America. To leave online condolences please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Mass - St. Stephen's Church, Kearny - 10:30 a.m.
Entombment - Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington
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