In memory of
SHEARER Donald J., age 94, of Hawthorne, on Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Guttenberg, NJ, Donald had lived most of his life in Paterson before moving to Hawthorne 22 years ago. Donald served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. Prior to the war, Donald had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). After his service, he worked as a Letter Carrier with Paterson Branch #102 and loved spending time handicapping horses. Donald was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee: Hirz) Shearer (2004). Loving father of Donna Acquaviva of Fort Lee, Nancy Vandermark and her husband Lawrence of Mt. Cobb, PA, Alice Maskal and her husband Robert of Lincoln Park and the late Susan Tarricone (2006). Dear grandfather of Dustin Shearer and his wife Josephine of Lincoln Park, Astelle Sandford and her fiancé Theodore Gusciora of Warwick, NY, Jacy Acquaviva and his fianceé Tanya Orovic of Cliffside Park, Duke Sandford and his fiancé Hope Tucker of Mt. Cobb, PA, Cydny Viocechofski and her husband Marc of Morristown and Madisyn Pina of New Orleans. Dearest great-grandfather of eight. Donald is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Cremation will be private. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 PM. ( www.browningforshay.com )
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