Visiting for Frederick Di Pasquale, 103, will be on Thursday September 14, 2017 from 3 until 7 p.m., funeral Mass will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Valentine Church - 125 N Spring St, Bloomfield, NJ and burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery - 28 Hoover Ave, Bloomfield, N.J.
Born and raised in Newark, NJ, Mr. Di Pasquale lived in Orange for 36 years before moving to Oakhurst in 1991. He graduated from Newark Central High School and later enlisted in the US Army during WWII despite having lost an eye in a child-hood accident. He was assigned to Princeton University’s ROTC program, and after the war he began a 45 year financial career. As a graduate of The American Institute of Banking, he became a certified consultant to bank management and eventually rose to the position of vice president and managing director fo the installment lending credit department of the installment at First Fidelity Bank in Newark. He also served as a president of the bank’s Quarter Century Club.
Active in community affairs for the city of Orange, Mr. Di Pasquale was an executive board member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Recreation Dept. and chairman of the Board of Adjustment. A part chairman of the Essex County Italian American Heritage Council, he also volunteered his time as a president fo the Orange/West Orange Kiwanis Club and served on comittees for Memorial Sloan Kettering and The Sacred Heart League.
The son of Italian immigrants, the late Antonio and Flora Anne Di Pasquale, “Freddy” was predeceased by his brothers Peter, Arthur, Anthony, Ernest and John, and his beloved sister Emily. Many loving nieces and nephews survive him as well as his dear friend Louise Cardinale, the entire Cardinale family and his loyal friend and neighbor Marty Fahey. He was the standard bearer fo his family and relished his role as guardian and provider for three generations. Freddy leaves a legacy fo commitment, achievement, generosity and an unsurpassed work ethic. His passing is truly the end of an era.