Stephen Edward Scanlon

February 08, 1953 - January 01, 2015 

Stephen Edward Scanlon

February 08, 1953 - January 01, 2015 

Obituary for Stephen Edward Scanlon

Scanlon, Stephen, age 61, of Waldwick, died Thursday, January 1st, 2015. Stephen was born in New York and lived in Paramus before moving to Waldwick 37 years ago. He was a sound engineer for the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52 in New York since 1974. He also worked in the property department toward the end of his career. He was very involved in the Boy Scouts for many years and served as Scoutmaster for Troop 88 out of Waldwick, NJ. He also coached Pee Wee Football in town for more than a decade and was involved in many of the events in the town of Waldwick and was named Citizen of the Year in 2004. Throughout all of these activities he served as a role model, teacher, friend and was known for his great stories and jokes. Beyond his regard for friends and family, Stephen displayed an immense compassion for animals, especially dogs. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Deborah Scanlon and his sons, Paul Scanlon, Bryan and his wife Diana Scanlon. He is also survived by his mother, Stephanie Scanlon of Paramus, NJ, sisters, Barbara Scanlon and Patricia and her husband Nicholas Lucarelli, and nephew Joseph Lucarelli. He was predeceased by his father, Edward R. Scanlon, in 1981. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 5th from 5-9 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 6th at 10am at St. Luke’s R.C. Church, 340 North Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423. Memorial contributions in Stephen’s name may be sent to the Ramapo – Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436, (www.rbari.org/donate/).

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