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Norman Taranto, Jr.
November 17, 2023
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Norman Taranto, Jr, 81, of Oakland and formerly of Wyckoff, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Norm lived in Wyckoff before moving to Oakland in 2003.
Norman’s career in education adds up to 10 years as a health and physical education teacher plus 17 years as the supervisor for the Ramapo athletic department. In 1970 Norman introduced for the first time wrestling along with many sporting opportunities for girls at all levels including volleyball, soccer, cross-country, tennis, basketball and bowling. Norman also was instrumental in establishing the booster club for all teams, which is a parent organization responsible for supporting athletics at Ramapo high school.
Norm is survived by his wife Nikki, his step-daughters: Michele, Malinda, and Nicole, 4 grandchildren: Tyler, Serenity, George and Brendan and great grandson Ezra. He is also survived by his sisters Mary Beth and JoAnne.
The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 3:00pm concluded by a fireman’s service at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ.