In Memory

John Ackalitis - Class of 1960






Age 59, of Fair Lawn, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at Hackensack University Hospital.  Born in Brooklyn he was a resident of Fair Lawn for 33 years.  John was a Maintenance Supervisor for St. Elizabeth School, Wyckoff for 16 years.


He was a Navy Veteran who served from 1961-1965.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church, Fair Lawn and a member of the United States Golf Association. Surviving is his wife Mary E. (nee Fulkrod) Ackalitis of Fair Lawn, a son William and his wife Jane of Garfield, a daughter-in-law Elizabeth Ackalitis of Union, a sister, Joan Vorisek of Washington State, two grandchildren, Caitlin and Danielle.  He was predeceased by a son John J. on June 22, 2001. 




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01/22/15 01:22 PM #1    

Scott Barone (1981)

John's father lived on Garden Ave and I grew up down the road on Stony Lane. John was a good friend of my father's and our family. I recall John's father walking "Big Red", an Irish Setter that was as gentle as could be. I remember as a child when John would stop by our house, he had a tatoo of a hula girl on each forearm and he would flex those big forearms in such a way that it would appear the hoola girls were dancing. He could hit a softball a country mile. His family were always so nice and friendly. I was saddened to read the news that his one son had passed away as he wasn't much younger than myself. I have nothing but good memories of the Ackalitis's and am sorry John and his son left this world so soon. RIP Big John and my condolences to his family.....Scott Barone

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