John A. Zaremba

John A. Zaremba

12-14-1929 - 08-31-2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of John A. Zaremba, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of John A. Zaremba

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

John A.'s Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

John A.'s Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


John A. Zaremba, 89, a longtime resident of Rutherford passed away Saturday, August 31st, 2019. He was born in 1929 to Anthony and Sabina Zaremba, in Newark, NJ.

John worked in many facets of the Livingston Public Library from 1975 to 1988 while working part-time in 1981 in Bergen Community College,
and for several years in Wilbour Library of Egyptology in Brooklyn Museum. He also worked from1970 to 1971 in Messler Library at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Newark Public Library.
He was in Maryknoll Seminary for six years, later received his BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1961 and went on to receive his Masters from Pratt Institute in 1971. In 1980 he studied Polish Films, language and culture at the National Library, earlier in 1979 he studied at Wroclaw University and 1978 at Jagiellinean University in Poland.
John served in the United States Army as a Medic while stationed in Germany and was recalled to duty during the Cuban Missile crises as a translator as he spoke, read, and wrote in six languages including English, Polish, French, Spanish, German and Latin. He was good on a typewriter and enjoyed carpentry.
He was a longtime parishioner of the Church of Saint Mary in Rutherford and he volunteered working in the Church office most days during the week.

John is predeceased by his sister Theresa (2018) and brother-in-law Owen “John” Coll (1998). He will be deeply missed by his nephews & nice: John Coll & wife Suzanne, Michael Coll, William Coll, Theresa Coll, Stephen Coll & wife Sheri, his great-nieces & nephew’s, Christina, Michael, Phillip, Matthew, Samantha, Alexis, great-great nieces Kaydence & Oliva and his dear friend and companion James Kowalski and family, along with many other dear friends.

Family will receive friends for Memorial visiting on Friday from 4-8pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford.
Funeral Saturday 9:30am from Funeral Home for 10:30am Mass of Christian Liturgy in the Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford, followed by Inurnment in Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst.

To honor John, donations may be made to Maryknoll, P.O. Box 305 Maryknoll, NY 10545-0305 or Rutherford First Aid Ambulance Corp, P.O. Box 217 Rutherford, NJ 07070-0217.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for John A.
  • Visitation

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, September 6th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home
    19 Lincoln Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 10:30am
    Church of Saint Mary
    91 Home Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Friends are asked to arrive 9:30am in Funeral Home
    The Very Reverend Michael Kreder, Pastor
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 |
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019
    Hillside Cemetery
    742 Rutherford Avenue
    LYNDHURST, NJ 07071
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


  • American
  • Army Reserves
  • Army

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of John A. Zaremba by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of John A. here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Mary Stauble

Posted at 04:46am
Rest in peace dearest Uncle John. Although we were not related, you will always be our Uncle John - you always considered us part of your family and you were always there for us at our big family events. I have so many fond memories of you at Baptisms, Confirmations, First Communions, 50th wedding anniversaries (for both my mom and dad and Grandma and Grandpa Stauble). You were the sweetest, most thoughtful, kind man and I will never forget you. I will keep you in my prayers always. Love, Mary Stauble.

Heather Shaw

Posted at 05:47pm
John was a truly good man. I will hold his memory in my heart as a shining light.

Gavin Shaw

Posted at 05:41pm
John was my dearest friend in the world. He was the kindest and most gentle soul one could ever know. He will always be in my heart.

Anne (Stauble) Reynolds

Posted at 10:41am
Though we were not related, my parents chose you to be my Godfather and they could not have made a better choice. You never forgot me through all of my 57 years; birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas. I will always love you and will miss you so much. May you rest in the peace of God and Our Blessed Mother. You will be in my heart always.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: