Dennis G. Taormina, Sr., 79, a lifelong resident of East Rutherford, passed away on April 30, 2021. Mr. Taormina was the Ordinance Enforcer for the Borough of East Rutherford since 2000. Prior he was a police officer in East Rutherford for over 25 years retiring as Lieutenant in 1994 and was a member of the P.B.A. Local 275 and the New Jersey Police Honor Legion. Dennis was a life member of the East Rutherford Fire Dept. Truck Co. 1 and served as Chief in 1999, was a member of the South Bergen Fire Chief Assoc. and an Exempt Fireman. For over 20 years, he was a tractor trailer driving instructor for Jersey Tractor Trailer Training. His most memorable student was Conan O’Brien during a segment of his late night TV show. He was a member of the Carlstadt First Presbyterian Church. Dennis enjoyed woodworking, building furniture, restoring a classic car and truck and sharing a good “poppy” joke with all. Beloved husband for 58 years of Linda (nee Heater) Taormina. Loving father of Jeff Taormina and his wife Christine, Phil Taormina and his wife Renee, James Taormina and his fiancée Jessica and the late Dennis G. Taormina, Jr. and his wife Diane. Cherished grandfather of Meghan Taormina and her husband Gary O’Neil, Jenna Taormina, Emily Taormina and Michael Taormina. Dear brother of Philip Taormina and the late Anna Mae Percell. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Carlstadt First Presbyterian Church, 457 Division Ave. and 3rd St. Cremation East Ridgelawn Crematory, Clifton. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM at the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad Street, Carlstadt. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or www.t2t.org.
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