John S. Gugger


John S. Gugger, 99, of Park Ridge, formerly of Northvale, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife Gloria (nee Dankert), cherished daughter Barbara DiStase and siblings, Marion, Earl, Robert and Betty Jane. John is survived by his grandchildren, Stephanie Beckedorff and husband Thomas Sr. and John DiStase and wife Sharon, great-grandchildren, Sydney, Thomas Jr., Max, Alexandra and Issabella, son-in-law, Raymond DiStase, and sister, Florence Torregrossa.

John was a WWII Veteran of US Army and served in the US, Iceland and the Philippines. A carpenter, he was a partner of John Richard Construction in Hillsdale for many years. He was a life member of the Park Ridge Elks and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. In retirement he enjoyed his job at the Bergen County Golf Course in Rockleigh and playing golf with his many dear friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visitation is Sunday 1-4 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Fisher House Foundation for Military Families,

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