Al Scrudato

Alfonso “Al” Scrudato passed away peacefully n Monday, February 25, 2019 after a short illness.

Al was born in Jersey City on October 31, 1921 and grew up in Nutley.  He served in the Navy in World War II for four years, where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer.  He was affectionately known as “The Chief” by his close friends and family.  He married the love of his life Josephine “Jo” Ruczkowski of Newark after he completed his service in the Navy.

He was retired from Steamfitters Local 475 in Warren where he supervised many projects and was also an instructor at the apprentice school.  Most of his career he worked for Coordinating Company of Newark and Air Comfort Engineering of Bloomfield.  He was very proud of his membership in the Steamfitters and loved his trade.  He was an avid reader and devoted husband and father, and loved spending time with his family.  He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, the Knights of Columbus and UNICCO of Pequannock, NJ.

Al and Josephine resided in Pompton Plains, NJ for over 50 years, where they raised their family.  They recently moved to Cedar Crest Village, also in Pompton Plains.

Al is survived by his wife of 71 years, Josephine; his son, Robert and wife Ann of Hampton, NJ; his son, Ronald and wife Christine of Vernon, NJ; his niece, Linda Cahill and husband Rick; and many nieces and nephews.  His son Thomas of Marlton, FL passed away last year and is survived by his partner David.  Al also has 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 6 pm Sunday, March 3 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.  A funeral Mass will be held 10 am Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Pompton Plains.  Interment will follow at Northern NJ Veterans Cemetery, Sparta.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Atlantic Hospice would be greatly appreciated by his family.