Joseph Zanga

September 16, 1939 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 80)


Joseph Zanga, 80, of Ridgefield, NJ passed away on April 6, 2020. He was born Sept. 16, 1939 to the late Pearl Zanga Cassaro & Felix Zanga. Joe served his time in the US Army in the late 1950's. He grew up in Washington Heights and then Inwood, NY. Joe worked with the Post Office while operating The Inn Between in the 1970's & 80's. Joe was part of the WCBS Softball Team. Throughout his adult life, Joe could always be found on a baseball field whether as an umpire or a coach. Eventually, Joe went to work at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in NJ where he still worked. He was an active part of the senior citizens in Cliffside Park and Ridgefield, where he resided for 43 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Eileen Dwyer Zanga in 2008 and his sister, Maria Zanga Josephson in 2016. Survived by his daughter, Carolyn (Zanga) Caroselli, and her husband Dennis, his son, Joseph Zanga and his wife Christine, his nephew Howard Josephson, and his wife Pei, and his dear companion, Kathryn Gluck. He was a loving grandfather to Casey, Alyssa, Michael, Caylee and Lexi. A celebration of Joe's life will be planned for the near future.

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