Richard J. LoForte, 73, a lifelong Kenilworth, NJ resident passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Funeral is from the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave., Roselle Park, on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:45am. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park at 10am. Interment will follow to St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.
Visitation will be Sunday 3 to 7pm.
He was a supervisor for Engelhard Corp. in Newark for over 30 years, retiring in 2001. After retirement Richard was an operations manager at Pirtek in Kenilworth for 16 years.
Richard was a member of the Fr. McVeigh Council 4186 Knights of Columbus in Kenilworth, on the Planning Board in Kenilworth in 1989 to 1997 and 2002 to 2003, a Councilman in Kenilworth in 1996 to 2001 and also in 2015, and Commissioner for the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority in Rahway in 2008 to 2018.
He is predeceased by his parents Otto J. and Rose LoForte.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Denise F. (nee: Rein) LoForte, two loving children Kristen LoForte and Robert LoForte and his wife Caroline, cherished grandson Adrian LoForte, dear brother George LoForte and his wife Sandy, proud nephew Corey LoForte, and many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, niece, nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Richards’s memory to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (crohnscolitisfoundation.org).