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Mark John Schalago

March 1, 1962 ~ July 27, 2017 (age 55)

Mark John Schalago, 55, passed away at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ on July 27, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a short, hard-fought battle with lung cancer.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will be private.

Born in Newark, he moved to Kearny as a child. He worked at Morristown Park Associates and The College of Saint Elizabeth for many years before retiring in 2014. Mark loved casinos, The Sopranos, family vacations and spending time with his dogs.

He was the beloved husband of Lisa (nee Steiner) Schalago, devoted father of Kristine (Bart) Coma, Keri Leon, Mark John Schalago Jr. and Dylan Schalago. He was the very proud PopPop of Jesse and Carter. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Shirley Schalago, Mark was the cherished brother of Cynthia (Matt) Schirm, Michael (Cheryl) Schalago, John (Lynn) Schalago and James (Claudia) Schalago. He was a great son-in-law to Rose Ann Niosi and a great brother-in-law to John (Carol) Steiner and Mark Steiner. He was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephew

Charitable donations may be made to:

Education Awareness on Drug Dependency (EADD)
c/o Kearny Ambulance Squad 352 Maple Street, Kearny NJ 07032

 Service Information

July 30, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Service
July 31, 2017

10:00 AM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

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