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A Historical Record of The Hackensack Public Schools By George M. Scudder
How It Began
Researched
Veterans
Revolutionary War
Civil War
Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War
Desert Storm Gulf War
Afghan-Iraq
War
Between Major
Conflicts
Medals
Did You Know?
Hackensack High School Yearbooks

 



Did You Know?

These are individuals who had a significant impact on the Community of Hackensack.

They are individuals who have been researched. More are to be added in the future.

Note: Icon refers to those men and women who have received the Purple Heart Medal.

 

Revolutionary War Era

 

 

 

Civil War Era
John Nelson Gamewell
“Fire Alarm History”


Spanish American War Era
William M. Johnson
"State Senator and the fruits of giving”

 


World War I Era

William Andre, Jr.
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Spencer D. Baldwin
“Hackensack Park Name”
Walter S. Bennett
“Hackensack Cemetery Bennett name?”
Anthony Bevacqua
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
William Bloch
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Dominick Brescia
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Clyde Dayton Brown
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Andrew P. Byelat
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Henry Byrd
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Agostino Caccavone
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Victor E. Capitain
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Guiseppe Carnevale
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Michael Darmiss
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Henry Dauer, Jr.
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Joseph A. DeBenedetto
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Henry Dellaratta
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Henry Deppert
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John F. Donovan
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Rocco Duardo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Irving Henry Fink
"Hackensack Cemetery"
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Writer of: The Great Gatsby
Paul Foschino
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Joseph Francescone
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph Franco
“St. Joseph’s Cemetery”
Richard P. Franco
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Fred R. Frommelt
"`St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Hagop Garabedian
"Hackensack Cemetery"
John H. Gerber
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Claus B. Geritz
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Giovanni Giglio
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Robert Granger
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Angelo Grieco
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
George L. Guthrie
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Adolf P. Haberstroh
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Harry Harper
“Babe Ruth Homer Spoils No-hitter”
Edward J. Harry
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Albert G. Houlihan
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Percy Andrew Hunter
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
William H. Hunter
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Frank A. Keenan
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Frank A. Macchione
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Charles Rabbino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Louis Robins
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
William P. Rollings
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Charles Schwartz
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Arshavir Shiragian
"JUSTICE for Armenian Genocide"
Giuseppe Sortino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Joseph Thompson
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
August W. Trautwein
"Hackensack Cemetery"
John R. Ward
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Stanley D. Washburn
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Bruno F. Wetzelberg
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Tom Wright
“Hackensack Cemetery”

 

 


World War II Era

Arthur Abrams
“Fighting the Bund”
Peter J. Adamski
"HHS Guy?"
Albert C. Albrecht
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Victor V. Arzoomanian
“The Colonel”
Michael S. Auletta
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Rosario Barca
“The Draft”
Edward D. Bartlett
“Hackensack Cemetery”
John L. Bassano
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
George Batterson
“Over 100 Years of Citizen Service”
Willard S. Beck
“Hackensack Cemetery”
John S. Bellvardo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Frank A. Bergamo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Sigmund P. Bevacqua
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Harold Bloom
“HHS Principal 1970 TO 1992”
Fulton Boykin
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Edward J. Buscavage, Sr.
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
George Bouton
“Father of Yankee Pitcher Jim Bouton”
Harry V. Byxbee
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Carlo Caccavone
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"

Frank A. Caiazzo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"

John F. Chromoho
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Salvatore Cicardo
“Hackensack Troast Club”
Louis Cinque
“The Draft”
Frank Cioffi
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Edmund H. Clausen
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Joseph Colaneri, Sr.
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Vincent Costa
“The Draft”
Joseph D. Conlin
“St. Joseph’s Cemetery”
Thomas P. Connell
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John T. Criscione
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Decker
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Dorothy DeLeo
“Hackensack Cemetery-Husband and Wife Marines”
Joseph DeLeo
“Hackensack Cemetery-Husband and Wife Marines”
Thomas Della Torre
"HHS Educator"
"Atom Bomb Connection"
William R. DeLorenzo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Stephen Joseph Dembek
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Henry J. Deppert
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Vladimir L. Dietrich
“Hackensack Cemetery”
James V. Diomede
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Madison Doherty
“Hackensack Cemetery”
John S. Dolecki
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Stanley Drake
“Most Photogenic Contest Winner”
George J. Ennis
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Leo B. Ertz
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Daniel J. Felice
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Neil Feola
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Andrew Ferenc
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Mattie Fields
“A Mothers Devotion to Church and family”
Robert P. Fitzpatrick
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph Fragala
“U.S. Army”
Lorenzo Fresca
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Nicholas J. Gadino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Michael J. Gordon
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
William R. W. Gorman
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Trudie Griffin
“A Women of influence
104 years old”
Otto Jacob Hafen
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Henry M. Hall
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Stacy Cornelius Hammell
“The Draft”

Jack F. Harrier
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Alice E. Hilliard
“Segregation in 2001 finally Girl Scout pin”
Vincent Hoffman
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Alfred Jacob
“1942 Obituary-Exempt Fireman”
Richard Outwater Jacobson
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Benn W. Jesser
“Princeton Graduate-Civil Servant”
George H. Johnson
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Henry S. Johnson
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Anthony C. Kaczynski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Anton Kanka
“Hackensack Cemetery”
George Kase
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Daniel S. Kelly
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Howard C. Koennemann
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John J. Korinko
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Anthony Kruglinski, Jr.
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John F. Kruse
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Albert L. Kuenzler
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Samuel Kurela
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Aloys Francis Lalak
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Frank E. Lapham
“Chairman Hackensack Defense Council”
Martin Larsen
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Paul P. Laspino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
James T. Lillis
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John J. Lynam
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Joseph Mandara
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Santo J. Marinello
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Anthony J. Marsilio
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"

James G. Martin
“Hackensack Cemetery”

Leopoldo Matti
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Joseph Matuszak
"Hackensack Cemetery"
John F. McCann
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Minko
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Thomas Miserendino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Edward Molnar
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Herbert R. Mores
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Leroy A. Mosely
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Icon Donald E. Mountain
“Pacific Theater”
Frederick A. Muth
“St. Joseph’s Cemetery”
Michael F. Nagurka
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
George M. Nagy
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Archibald D. Niven
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph Arthur Noto
“The Draft”
Edmond Albert Okuniewski
“The Draft”
Joseph A. Palumbo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Silvio Panzavuota
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Frank J. Pappalardo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Paul E. Pappalardo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Dominick Panarotto
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Charles Parcells
“Chubby” Father of Bill Parcells"
Andrew J. Penque
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Leo Alfred Pfieger
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John J. Pisillo
“Hackensack Cemetery”
John Pizzute, Jr.
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph P. Podbielski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Dr. Nelson Charles Policastro
“The Draft”
Joseph Putrino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Charles Recktenwald
“HHS Teacher”
Thomas J. Reich
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph G. Reilly
“Fairmount School Principal”
William F. Reinke
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
James J. Rendine
“Seabees”
Emil J. Rinaldi
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Charles J. Rinkacs
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph D. Sanzo
“Hackensack Cemetery”
James J. Savestano
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
George S. Schinski
“Army”
John J. Schoenfelder
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Peter Scholl
“The Draft”
Godfrey Schroth
“Great Pianist”
Frank H. Schwartz
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
William Shea
"Hackensack Cemetery"
Emil Setmayer
“Paramus Police Captain”
Richard S. Skie
“Army”
William Smejkal
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Francis Joseph Stanton
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Carmen V. Starrantino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Icon Harold Steindler
“HHS Teacher—Coast Guard”
Elmer A. Stevens
“Goodrich Rubber Company
Singapore December 8, 1941”
Hilda Emily Stevenson
“Hackensack Cemetery”
James W. Stevenson
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Stanley Struniewski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Harry J. Sweeney
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Warren "Pops" Tashian
“POPS Army Air Force”
William R. Tasker
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph Michael Tedona
“The Draft”
Henry G. Thompson
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
James E. Tyler
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Uhl
“Army”
Charles Ujazdowski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Giuseppe Vaccarella
“The Draft”
Rudy Van Gelder
“Jazz Legend”
Paul John Vezetinski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Augusto Vincenzi
“Hackensack Cemetery”
John B. Voskian
“Army”
Joseph F. Wall
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Michael J. Walsh
“Hackensack Cemetery”
James William Westlake
“WWII Plaque City Hall Hackensack”
Paul Emil Wieland
“The Draft”
William Charles Weimuth, Jr.
“The Draft”
Eugene A. Wetzelberg
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Hugo F. Wetzelberg
“Hackensack Cemetery”
George A. Wilhelm
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Heinz H. Williams
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Dr. James E. Winkler
“HHS History Teacher-Army”
Mary J. Wolanski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Max Wolfson
“Army”
Joseph Wonski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Chester J. Wrobleski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Lawrence V. Yannotti
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Steven Zagleski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Michael Zajkowski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Peter J. Zocco
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Frank Zurla
“Rutgers Basketball”
Joseph F. Zvyurnie
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"



Korean War Era

Edward Acciardi
“HHS Guidance Counselor-Medic”
Michael Ambrosio
“Army”
Earl O. Aspdin, Jr.
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Peter G. Banta
“Attorney and the First Amendment”
Anthony John Bevacqua
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
William G. Brucker
“Marine”
Anthony Capasso
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Salvatore A. Colombo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Louis D’Angelo
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph L. Ennis
“Battle of Chosen Reservoir”
Paul J. Giblin, Sr.
“Attorney’s Obstacles to Success”
John L. Hallett
“Army”
William John Horton
"Maple Grove Cemetery"
Michael J. Howard
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Dorothy A. Lindenmuth
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Icon Frank A. Pagano
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Traude Pins
“HPS 40 years of teaching”

John Roka
“Army”

Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
“NASA Astronaut”
Joseph Schneider
“Hackensack Cemetery”

 

Robert A. Watson
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Henry Weissmann, Jr.
“Hackensack Cemetery”

 


Vietnam War Era

Robert John Alderman
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Walter Campbell
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Walter Carroll
“Tradition and Responsibility”
Henry Cenicola
“Six Guys From Hackensack”
Kevin Clermont
“Six Guys From Hackensack”
Barry Cohen
“Six Guys From Hackensack”
Joseph A. DeFalco
"HHS Educator"
Harold Dow
“Reporter for CBS News”
Michael Fratello
“Head NBA Basketball Coach”
Dr. John W. Greenfield
“Air Force Captain Dentist”
Anthony "Tony" Karcich
“Great Athlete
Legendary HS Coach”
George B. Kirsch
“Six Guys From Hackensack”
Icon Jorge L. Lopez
“Marine”
Vincent M. Luther
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
James Martin
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Michael A. Miello
“Legendary HS Football Coach”
Richard Napoli
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Richard Prager
“Six Guys From Hackensack”
Peter C. Schallowitz
“Hackensack Cemetery”
IconJames F. Schwartz
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Joseph John Smith
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
James "J.T." Taylor
“Cool and the Gang”
Barry Vasios
“Six Guys From Hackensack”
Robert James Wilkins
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Reginal "Reggie" Lane Williams
“Great Athlete Committed Coach”


Desert Storm
Gulf War Era

Charles J. Taylor
"Maple Grove Cemetery"

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Afgan-Iraq War Era



Between Major Conflicts Era

Ronald W. Appel
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Gordon Bishop
“The Hacky - A time gone by”
Howard Bollerman, Jr.
“Educator”
Howard Bollerman, Sr.
“Basketball's Greatest Upsets”
Terrence Bollerman
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Raymond T. Dever
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Chauncey F. Dykeman
“Army”
Edward Bensen Ellis
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Chester "Chet" Forte, Jr.
“Bested Wilt Chamberlain”
Phillip Forte
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Thomas A. Glasser
“Hackensack Cemetery”
Patrick M. Gorman
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Alice Cleaver Hardie
“Eisenhower Administration”
Joseph P. Harmazinski
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Daniel J. Lindsay
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
John Daniel Lydon
“32 Years Teaching”
Philip Marino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
William "Bill" Henry McCadney
"Hackensack's Best Basketball Player"
Peter McDowell
"Tragedy and Triumph"
Theola McPherson
"Tersichorean Dance Group"
James Albert Oefelein
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
James J. O’Reilly
"Army"
Michael L. Rubino
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
Adelaide Schaffer
"Real Estate Agent"
Stanley P. Tymorek
"St. Joseph's Cemetery"
William Uscher
"Wrestling Experience Impact"
Robert R. Van Saders
"Marine"


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