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December 9, 1932 ~ January 18, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Michael G. Pasqua of Kinnelon, son of Michael & Emma Pasqua of Kearny, was a 1951 Kearny HS graduate and earned a BS from Rutgers Pharmacy in 1955. He became an Air Force Major & Hospital Administrator in Wethersfield, England. When discharged in 1960 he attended Montclair State College to pursue his love of teaching & coaching. He taught Biology, Drama, & coached varsity basketball at the Carteret School in West Orange from 1961-1965 when he became a science teacher at Kearney’s Washington Jr. HS. He coached basketball & expanded the crew program as coach of both the Kearny HS jv & varsity teams. He retired from his beloved profession in June, 1990 & enjoyed taking cruises to the Caribbean, gardening & spending time with his dogs.
Michael is survived by his brother Richard Moorehead of Hilton Head, SC, his cousin Will Maier of Phoenix, AZ & his surrogate family, Gary & Sandra Downey & their children Colin, Kieran, Caitlyn & Kallie. A mass & memorial service will be held 10:00am Friday February 5, 2022 at Our Lady of the Magnificat, Kinnelon, NJ. In lieu of flowers please send donations in his name to the ASPCA or THE SALVATION ARMY.
For more info contact Lombardi Funeral Home at 973-481-1900