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John Michael Psotto

March 27, 1946 - April 6, 2017

John Michael Psotto, 71, of Clark, New Jersey died Thursday, April 6, 2017.   John was born in the Bronx and raised in Hicksville, Long Island, NY.   A proud graduate of Hicksville High School (1963) and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1967) which he attended on a full Naval R.O.T.C. scholarship.  Upon gr…read more

John Michael Psotto, 71, of Clark, New Jersey died Thursday, April 6, 2017.   John was born in the Bronx and raised in Hicksville, Long Island, NY.   A proud graduate of Hicksville High School (1963) and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1967) which he attended on a full Naval R.O.T.C. scholarship.  Upon graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy where he served off the coast of Viet Nam and in other Pacific and U.S. locations (1967 – 1971).

After a mid-management career in private industry (including Lancôme Cosmetics in both New Jersey and Chicago), John followed the path of his father and maternal grandfather in joining the U.S. Post Office where he worked as a supervisor in Rahway for many years before his retirement. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post #5 Rahway, the Clark VFW post, the Rahway Knights of Columbus #1146 and the Deutscher Club of Clark. John is predeceased by his parents John Carl Psotto and Grace Jean (Kernan) Psotto.  He is survived by a sister, Joan Psotto of Hicksville, NY and long-time companion and fiancé, Marlene Plaza of Clark.  Also surviving are devoted uncle and friend, Donald Kernan of Astoria, NY, beloved Aunt, Helen Psotto of Great River, NY, many first and second cousins, and three devoted felines – Robin Hood, Mr. Darcy and Quincy. New Jersey Visitation: Monday, April 10th, 4 – 8 p.m.; Pettit-Davis Funeral Home, 371 West Milton Avenue, Rahway, NJ — 732-388-0038

New York Visitation: Tuesday, April 11th 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, 47 Jerusalem Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801; Phone: (516) 931-0262

Mass of Christian Burial, St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Broadway (Route 107), Hicksville NY at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 12th immediately followed by Interment at Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, NY.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes Inc., Hicksville, NY


Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

End Time: 9:00 pm

Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes Inc., Hicksville, NY


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 9:45 am

St. Ignatius R.C. Church, Hicksville, NY


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY


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