In memory of
DR. RALPH NAPOLITANO
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In memory of
DR. RALPH NAPOLITANO
Dr. Ralph A. Napolitano Veteran Bloomfield physician and medical staff president at Columbus Hospital, 'adored by his patients' Dr. Ralph A. Napolitano passed away on Aug. 20, 2018, at home surrounding by his loving family. Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, 210 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, N.J., is on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral is Thursday, assembling at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover, N.J., at 9:45 a.m. Entombment is at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J. Dr. Napolitano was the devoted husband of 40 years to Maria Napolitano (D'Uva); loving father of Kristina Bauer and her husband, Christopher; Antonella Napolitano, Dr. Alexandra Napolitano and her fiance, Dr. Zeb Khan, and cherished Nonno of Ben and Emily. He was the son of the late Maria and Antonio Napolitano. He leaves behind his loving family: father-in-law, Nick D'Uva; in-laws, Grace and Mike Lami, and their children, Michael and Nicholas, and Antoinette and Greg Mazol, and their children, Meredith and James. He is also survived by his sisters, Domenica, Gelsomina, Geppina, and Lilliana. Dr. Napolitano was adored by his patients and all those whose lives he touched with his incredible spirit and love of life and adventure. Dr. Napolitano was born on Sept. 28, 1938, in Nola, Italy. He graduated from Universita Di Napoli Frederico II for medical school, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1968, for his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He went on to treat patients in his practice on Broad Street in Bloomfield, N.J., for over 40 years. During this time, he served as chief of medicine and president of the medical staff at Columbus Hospital, as well as a member of the board of trustees. Dr. Napolitano served as the medical director of Hospice of New Jersey and Waterview Nursing Home. Dr. Napolitano was recognized in New Jersey Monthly Magazine's Best Physicians in Internal Medicine, and received the John Crecco Foundation "Physician of the Year" award in 2003. Despite all his accomplishments, he was most proud of the care he gave to his patients and the community in which he served. Dr. Napolitano loved traveling the world with his family, and spent many summers returning to Italy and his hometown of Nola. In his spare time, he attended to his beautiful garden. He was an avid photographer and prolific reader. Once his grandchildren were born, nothing brought him more joy than time spent with them. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to curepsp.org .
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In memory of
DR. RALPH NAPOLITANO
Dr. Ralph A. Napolitano Veteran Bloomfield physician and medical staff president at Columbus Hospital, 'adored by his patients' Dr. Ralph A. Napolitano passed away on Aug. 20, 2018, at home surrounding by his loving family. Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, 210 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, N.J., is on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral is Thursday, assembling at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover, N.J., at 9:45 a.m. Entombment is at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J. Dr. Napolitano was the devoted husband of 40 years to Maria Napolitano (D'Uva); loving father of Kristina Bauer and her husband, Christopher; Antonella Napolitano, Dr. Alexandra Napolitano and her fiance, Dr. Zeb Khan, and cherished Nonno of Ben and Emily. He was the son of the late Maria and Antonio Napolitano. He leaves behind his loving family: father-in-law, Nick D'Uva; in-laws, Grace and Mike Lami, and their children, Michael and Nicholas, and Antoinette and Greg Mazol, and their children, Meredith and James. He is also survived by his sisters, Domenica, Gelsomina, Geppina, and Lilliana. Dr. Napolitano was adored by his patients and all those whose lives he touched with his incredible spirit and love of life and adventure. Dr. Napolitano was born on Sept. 28, 1938, in Nola, Italy. He graduated from Universita Di Napoli Frederico II for medical school, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1968, for his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He went on to treat patients in his practice on Broad Street in Bloomfield, N.J., for over 40 years. During this time, he served as chief of medicine and president of the medical staff at Columbus Hospital, as well as a member of the board of trustees. Dr. Napolitano served as the medical director of Hospice of New Jersey and Waterview Nursing Home. Dr. Napolitano was recognized in New Jersey Monthly Magazine's Best Physicians in Internal Medicine, and received the John Crecco Foundation "Physician of the Year" award in 2003. Despite all his accomplishments, he was most proud of the care he gave to his patients and the community in which he served. Dr. Napolitano loved traveling the world with his family, and spent many summers returning to Italy and his hometown of Nola. In his spare time, he attended to his beautiful garden. He was an avid photographer and prolific reader. Once his grandchildren were born, nothing brought him more joy than time spent with them. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to curepsp.org .
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210 Ridgedale Ave.
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