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Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo
1933

 

The World War II plaque at City Hall in Hackensack honors those who died during their service in World War II.  I do not know as of June 2013 how Louis DeGeorgia was Killed in Action.

While walking through the Saint Joseph’s Cemetery by Route 4 in Hackensack, I came across this grave marker with
Louis DeGeorgia’s military photo on it.  The dates are general in nature from 1914 to 1945.  Louis DeGeorgia’s name is located on World War II for which he would have received the Purple Heart. 

I do not believe his body is below the marker at
Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, although I cannot be sure. We will post the answers to these questions once we find out more about his service.  Until then we want to post this reminder of the great sacrifice Louis DeGeorgia paid and never forget his sacrifice. 

Written by:
Bob Meli
June 25, 2013

According to information George Toriello researched from the "Federal Census" and "Ancestry. com", Louis DeGeorgia served in the Army and was a Private First Class.  According to the Federal census of 1940 at that time, Louis DeGeorgia was 25 years married to Violet, age 21 years old, and they were renting an apartment from a Carmine Di Georgio/a, possibly a relative.    

Louis DeGeorgia would have been 26 to 27 years old when war broke out on December 7, 1941.  How he died is still unknown to us as of December 27, 2017.

Written by:
Bob Meli
December 27, 2017

 

Click here to view photos of his gravestone

 

Background image of St. Joseph's Cemetery in Hackensack, NJ obtained from:

http://abnf.co/NJ-st_josephs_cemetry.htm