We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Vander Plaat Funeral Home
John Ralph DeLeo, 55, of Wyckoff, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he spent his earlier years residing in Mahwah, New Jersey and graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory High School in 1985. John lived in Hoboken, New Jersey before marrying and moving to Wyckoff 22 years ago.
John attended Fordham University and Ramapo College and received a bachelor’s degree in political science. He was a sales executive with World Wide Technology.
John is survived by his devoted wife Lisa; his children Alex, Lauren and Morgan. He is also survived by his father, John DeLeo and his wife, Doris, his two sisters Linda (Donovan) and Kristina (Derlinga), his brother-in-law, Michael Donovan and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his mother, Paula DeLeo.
John will be sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues and all who were fortunate to know him. An avid tennis player and former Wyckoff travel baseball and softball coach, John is best remembered for his competitive spirit and positive energy. He lived for his family and especially cherished the time spent with them on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where countless memories have been made.
May we commemorate John most for his kind and engaging personality as well as his ability to connect with and make a favorable impact on all whose life journey crossed paths with him.
The family will receive friends from 3:00PM to 7:00PM on Friday, June 3rd at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:45AM on Saturday, June 4th, at the St. Elizabeth’s RC Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, NJ with the interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ. All are to meet at church Saturday morning.
As an alternative to flowers, the family suggests donations in John’s memory can be made to “The Trustees of Columbia University.” Please indicate “Dr. Iwamoto’s Brain Tumor Research/IMO John DeLeo” on the memo line and mail to: Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Office of Development, 516 W. 168th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10032.
Alternatively, memorial contributions can be made online at: https://medicine.givenow.columbia.edu/?alloc=16367#