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Alfred D. Hacker, 70 passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.
The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Born in Newark, NJ, Mr. Hacker was a lifelong resident of Kearny.
He served in the U. S. Navy from 1968 until 1972.
Al worked for the Kearny Department of Public Works in the Shade Tree Division for 30 years and retired as a Supervisor in 2008.
Mr. Hacker was a member of the 3rd degree of the Knights of Columbus Council # 6928, Kearny where he served as Past Grand Knight. Al also served as a Past Faithful Navigator and Color Corps Commander for Assembly # 1543 (Monsignor Peter B. O’Connor Assembly). He also served as a former District Marshall for the State of New Jersey pertaining to the 4th Degree. He was a proud member of Kearny Boy Scouts, Troop 2; the Joseph E. Frobisher Post 99, American Legion, Kearny and he volunteered as a Dive Master for the Special Olympics.
He is survived by his children, Danielle Konopka (Brian) and Stephen Hacker (Eileen). He was the step-father of Deanne Bahring-Lugo (Jose) and Christine Colton. He also leaves behind his sisters, Irene Schmidt, Margaret Kelly and Katherine Pedersen; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Al was predeceased by his wife, Francine (Madsen) Hacker.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Special Olympics, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the Wounded Warrior Project.