Mayor Paul A. Hoelscher

Mayor Paul A. Hoelscher, 82, of Harrington Park, NJ since 1971, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024. Beloved husband of 58 years to Rosalie (nee Barcadepone). Cherished father of Cheryl Migliaccio and her husband Michael and loving grandfather of Michelle, Paul and Thomas. Dear brother of Mary Ann Coyne and her late husband William.

Paul taught at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, NJ for over 30 years. He proudly served the community he loved as Mayor of Harrington Park since 1992. Always active, Paul was a member of the Lions Club of HP, HP Club 60, HP historical Society, the Bergen County Joint Insurance Fund and League of Municipalities, was President of the Bergen County Mayor’s Organization and was inducted into the Mayor Hall of Fame in 2012. He was also active in the Riverside Co-op.

Visiting hours are Monday, June 17, 2024 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park.

In lieu of flowers, and in honor of the Mayor, donations to the Harrington Park Ambulance and Fire Department would be greatly appreciated.


  1. Joyce Beecher

    What a tremendous loss to his family, friends, and his community. Paul was a gentle kind soul. Could not find a more devoted husband, father, grandfather or friend. They don’t make them anymore like Paul. A gentleman who was a true MENCH. A very very sad day

  2. Jo Anna Myung

    Mayor Hoelscher, thank you for all your years of service to the community. You have absolutely been an inspiration and figurehead for many, and for many more, a father figure too. I can’t begin to express my sadness and what a loss it is. You’ve always been very kind, considerate and a true gentleman. Yesterday I’ve lost a true friend and mentor. Rest in peace Mayor Hoelscher – you deserve every piece of heaven n good coffee… and thank you for your last call of duty to the very end.

  3. What a tremendous loss to his family, friends and the Harrington park community. I’ll always remember Paul’s kindness to me and my sons . He was a great man with a gentle soul and a wonderful sense of humor. You will be missed Paul. God speed.

  4. Philip Asuncion Lpn

    I was one of the Nurses that had the honor and privilege of taking care of him when he was at Dellridge Rehab Paramus. He was a great man and truly loved by his family. May he Rest in Peace. He will be missed. — From Nurse Phil ❤️

  5. Judith Crimmins

    The Crimmins Family sends many prayers and condolences to Rosalie and Family. Your Husband, great friend and our Mayor will be missed by all. Sincerely, Judy&Jim Crimmins

  6. Roy Sokoloski, NORTHVALE Councilman

    Paul was a scion of the Northern Valley. Not just the Mayor forever of Harrington Park, he was a gentleman of high honor. He was a great community leader and a humble friend to all. I had the great pleasure to work with him on many community issues. All of us in NORTHVALE are also indebted to his great service over a long life. We will miss him.

  7. My most sincere condolences to the Hoelscher family. Paul was a kind, cheerful man who always has a joke and smile. My favorite memory with Paul will always be when we shared our favorite Wendy’s chili together and “cheers!”with our cups! Regardless of the circumstance, we managed to have fun and make good memories! It was my greatest pleasure to be his nurse and care for him! May he forever Rest in Eternal Peace at the hands of the almighty father.
    Nurse Val ❤️

  8. Carol Imbriaco

    Dear Rosalie,
    So very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a kind and compassionate man, and will be missed, Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Carol & Donnie Imbriaco

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