Joseph Gregory Fernandez

Joseph Gregory Fernandez, “Joe”, 23, of Old Tappan, NJ, was taken away from us suddenly on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Survived by his proud and loving parents, Joseph and Crystal Fernandez and sister Jennifer. Cherished grandson of Ruby Salerno (late Gregory) of Norwood, and Joseph E. Fernandez (late Joan). Beloved nephew of Jennifer Gilligan and husband Martin and Lesley Fernandez. Dear cousin of Brian and Bradley.

Joe was a graduate of Northern Valley Old Tappan High School and attended the University of Rhode Island before becoming an electrician and working for USIS in Pearl River, NY.

Joe was a funny, sincere, kind, and generous son, brother, and loyal friend. He especially loved time around a fire with family and friends. He will be terribly missed.

Those who feel comfortable are invited to pay their respects on Thursday from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Valley Program Foundation 200 Summit Street Norwood, NJ 07648.


  1. Diana Staderman

    There are no words I can possibly say to take your pain away. Crystal , Joe and Jenny I send you my love and prayers during this difficult time. Joe could walk into my classroom , cowboy hat and all and I knew it was going to be a great day. Joe Joe man will forever be in my heart❤️

  2. Tom Frangione & Lisa Murray

    Dear Joe and Crystal

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you in your hour of darkness.

    With deepest sympathy and in friendship –
    Tommy & Lisa

  3. Diane Frohlich

    You were a special part of our Wrestling Family. You will be missed . . . Gone too soon. My prayers to your family. xoxo

  4. Lisa Distefano-Ortelere

    With deepest sympathy to Joe, Crystal & Jenny.
    May your Joseph Rest In Peace

  5. Crystal, Joe & Jenny…my thought & prayers are with you, your extended family & all of Joe’s friends. I wish you peace in the days to come and may your sweet memories of Joe bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Joe.


  6. Joe & Crystal,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences to you & your family.

    Warmest Regards,
    Kevin West

  7. Polly Mikelis

    Dearest Crystal and Joe,

    Our hearts are broken for you. We are so very saddened and deeply sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. May God grant you the strength, comfort and peace to get through this difficult time and may Joe’s memory be eternal.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Polly & Steve Mikelis and Family

  8. Joe. Crystal and Jenny

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time. May Joe Rest In Peace.


  9. Michael Mendillo

    Joe & Crystal & the entire Fernandez Family.

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss, our prayers & thoughts are with you all. God bless you every minute of the day.. love & prayers, Michael Mendillo & Family

  10. Mariana and Charlie

    Crystal and Joe and the entire Fernandez Family.

    We cannot begin to imagine your loss. We can only tell you that you are and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this time and always.

    All our love,
    Charlie and Mariana

  11. Donna Marshall

    Dear Joe and Crystal and the whole Fernandez family,

    There are truly no words to comfort you now, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and we pray that God will bless you with peace and comfort and hold your son’s memories close in your heart forever.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Donna and Dennis Marshall & Family

  12. Dear Joe, Crystal & Jenny,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    May Joe Rest In Peace

    The Macchio Family
    Scott, Kathy. Jessica, Alyssa & Melissa

  13. kristine steele

    Joe and Crystal:
    There are no words. We are just so sad to learn of this. This may not be the right forum, but we know Jimmy Reid is welcoming him. We are incredibly sorry for your family.

    Bob and Kris Steele

  14. Donna Frosco-Gotham

    Joe, Crystal and family –

    There are no adequate words …
    Please know that you are in my thoughts.

    Sending love and strength,

  15. Laura J Macho

    Dearest Joe and Crystal,

    My deepest and sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, and always.

    With love,
    Laura Macho

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