Daniel P. Aloia, 82, of Whippany, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
Born in Orange, Dan lived in Livingston and graduated from Caldwell High School. Dan was a welder for several years and joined the Knights of Columbus before he was drafted into the Army. After he was discharged from the Army, he went to college for welding engineering while living in Longview, Texas. He worked as a maitre de in a restaurant for 18 months while in Longview.
Dan met his wife of 54 years, Linda, while serving in the Army in Germany. They corresponded by mail for 2 years. She came to the U.S. in 1961 and they married in 1962. They have lived in Whippany since 1965. Dan worked for the telephone company from 1962 until he retired in 1991. After retiring, he worked as an office assistant for Canoe Brook Country Club. He was an avid bowler, golfer, fisherman, hunter and photographer. He enjoyed travel and the NY Yankees. He frequently would vacation at Normandy Beach at the Jersey Shore and in Calabogie, Ontario with his family. Dan served as youth activity director in his early years with the Knights of Columbus council, as well as official historian since 1982. In addition, he earned a Life Time achievement award.
Dan is survived by his wife Linda, children Judy Rauppius and her husband Rick from Rock Hill, SC, Frank Aloia and his wife Maria from Morristown, NJ, and Alice Bednarik and her husband Rick from Cedar Knolls, NJ; 6 grandchildren, Kevin, Lauren, Nicole, Robert, Marissa and Rebecca; brothers Al and Frank Aloia, and his sister Cathy Jackson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Whippany Rd., in Whippany. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Whippany. There will be a visitation on Friday from 4-8pm at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com
Contributions in memory of Dan may be made to Atlantic Homecare and Hospice, 465 South Street, Suite 100, Morristown NJ 07960 or the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131