FAIR LAWN, N.J. – Gerard Uttel, a resident of Fair Lawn, died Saturday, March 12. He was 78.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in Ridgefield, he resided in Fair Lawn for 49 years. As a veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Prior to retiring, he was employed as the security director with the Bank of New York in Teaneck for many years.
He is survived by his children, Michael S. Uttel and his wife, Dawn; his daughter-in-law, Lily; granddaughter, Faith; his brother, Tanis La Manna; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Marie Uttel; and his son, James G. Uttel.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. A funeral service is planned for 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc., 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.
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