John Sanz, 84, of Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019. He is survived by: wife Rose, daughter Monica and her wife Naomi, step-son Michael and his wife Andrea, step-daughter Patricia and her husband Ralph, and six grandchildren- Michael, Raquelle, Isabella, Nicholas, Domenic, and Sebastian. He is also survived by his brother Tomas, sisters Teodora and Amparo, more than 20 nieces and nephews, and many friends.
John was born in Muro de Agreda, Spain to Gumersindo and Valentina. He emigrated to the United States in the 1950s and ultimately settled in Wayne, NJ. He retired from Montclair State University after more than 25 years of service. He was a lifelong aficionado of literature, blackjack, and soccer both as a player and a fan.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4-7 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A mass will be held on 10 AM on Saturday at Our Lady of the Valley, 630 Valley Road, Wayne. Please meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites friends to consider making a donation in John's memory to the Life Raft Group either through liferaftgroup.org or to 155 US Highway 46, Suite 202, Wayne, NJ 07470. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.