John M. Urchak Jr.
Urchak Jr., John M., 64, of Totowa, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Beloved husband of Roxanne J. Urchak (nee Patacco). Devoted father of John Cosmo Urchak and his wife Christie and Francis Michael Urchak. Cherished grandfather of Aubriana, Cosmo, and Marcello Urchak. Loving son-in-law of Antoinette Patacco. John is also survived by his many brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and will be missed by his dear nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, John grew up in Little Falls and later resided in Totowa Boro for the past 26 years. Before retiring ten years ago, John was employed as an electrical engineer for PSE&G for 20 years
John was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. He was a Totowa PAL coach and commissioner of football, wrestling, and baseball for many years. He will be greatly missed by his town and all those who knew him.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Masks are required to enter the building. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls at 9:30 AM. Please meet directly at church. The family requests that you send live plants only to the funeral home or make a donation to support Mt. Sinai Health System at www.giving.mountsinai.org or you can send a check to: Mount Sinai Health System, Office of Development, One Gustave L. Levy Pl, Box 1049, New York, NY 10029-6574. Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
John's son remembers his father...
"On March 11th a truly good man was lost here on earth, but has moved on to be with the Lord, his family and friends in heaven. My father lost a 2 year ongoing battle with cancer. He fought hard until the very end and my family was blessed to be with him up until that time. He was a loyal, dedicated man and a friend to countless. In 34 years Dad never spoke negatively about one soul, he would build up everyone he ever met and would find the best in them. He could make a friend in any room. Personal gain was sacrificed throughout the years, but tireless work was not. He was a shining example of volunteerism, one who would work a 14 hour shift to come home and run the baseball, wrestling, and football programs we and 1,000s of young men grew up around. He had a personal connection with each athlete because he truly cared. Grown men still tell me the influence he has had in helping mold them into who they became, and to him that was more important than any materialistic gain available. If you scored a touch..."Act like you have been there before," says it all LOL. Til this day I regret not being able to have seen him play ball in his prime because that's another thing of legend that I hear from grown men that brings a smile to my face every time. He was a beloved grandfather, father, husband and friend. He lived a blessed life as not many people get to see their grandchildren, yet he was cherished by 3 of them who brought the greatest joy. I attribute the man I am today to his example, work ethic, love for people and genuine selfless approach to leading his life. You will be missed by many, and loved always. He is probably already organizing fund raisers and some sports clinics up in heaven. Rest In Peace Dad- and watch over us all." - John Cosmo Urchak
Dorothy H Coyne
3/12/2021 11:01:49 am
Roxanne, I have always loved John he was like a brother to me, special. I have wonderful memories. I am so happy to have seen you both here in October, what a blessing that was. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful husband and pray that your family can find peace in his memories. Sending you love, hugs and kisses, Dorothy Hale
3/12/2021 01:49:36 pm
My deepest condolences to Rox, John Cosmo, Frank, and the rest of the family. I was privileged to call John a friend for 55 years. First meeting while playing against John in Little Falls kids sports program, then as a teammate on Silver Jets and at PV. Always a tough competitor and teammate that left it all on the field, and a great friend off it. RIP my friend!😓🙏💕
3/13/2021 03:16:06 am
I’m so sorry for your loss. John was so good as coach. He helped my nephew overcome his fear of facing the pitcher. For that we are all grateful .He did a lot for the P.A.L
3/13/2021 05:00:44 pm
RIP John haven't seen you in awhile but always remembered you wit and humor
3/14/2021 06:03:24 am
Roxanne, Johnny & Frankie. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May John Rest in eternal peace. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
3/14/2021 12:51:24 pm
John has been with us since our inception. He helped set up our non-profit and keep it going. He was a friendly face to our clients and interns. There wasn't anything John wouldn't help with. We are at a loss and heart broken that he is gone and will never forget his dedication, kindness, energy and generosity. May he rest in peace. Much love to his family, Roxanne, Johnny and Frankie. He loved you all so much and cherished his grandchildren!!!
3/15/2021 08:09:20 am
Rox, Johnny, Franky,
3/15/2021 08:51:42 am
Dear Roxanne and family. We are very sorry for your loss. Please know we will be keeping you all in our thoughts at this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Pat, Bo and Nicky Bilynsky
Beth Garcia Ledford
3/22/2021 07:30:27 am
Rox,Johnny, Frankie. My deepest Sympathy from the Garcia Family. URCH I'll miss our1-2 hour phone calls BUDDY.RIP childhood Friend. You guys are in my thoughts and Prayers, hugs. Beth Garcia
3/26/2021 08:38:08 am
Our deepest sympathy to the Urchak family, rest in peace John , Len P And family
4/6/2021 11:24:12 am
I'm so sorry to see this terrible news. I will always remember John as a good man. Deepest condolences to Roxanne and the whole family.
5/14/2021 04:32:35 pm
Sorry to hear about John’s passing. My sympathies to Roxanne and family. I lost touch with John over 40 years ago. Went to Lincoln Tech with John when we were kids. Great times. Kept in touch for while but we went our own ways. Godspeed
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