NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- James S. Zadroga, of New Milford, died on Wednesday, Feb. 10. He was 86.
Zadroga was a sergeant in the Army Air Force, proudly serving his country during World War II. He was a machinist at Bendix Corp., in Teterboro, and Nabisco Brands, in Fair Lawn.
He was a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council No. 3814, in New Milford. Zadroga also coached high school soccer and baseball in New Milford, was a member of the New Milford Boosters, and was very active with former New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, in the Green Acres Program.
He is survived by his children, Patricia Robertson and her husband James, Rosemary Zadroga and her husband John, Catherine Zadroga and her husband Louis, and James Zadroga and his wife Elizabeth; grandchildren James Robertson and his wife Sandra, Thomas Zadroga, and Sarah Linehan and her husband Ryan; great-grandchildren Brayden Robertson and Kaylee Linehan.
Zadroga was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Cassidy) Zadroga; parents Elizabeth (Gillian) and Matthew Zadroga; and brothers Matthew and Bernard Zadroga.
Visiting hours will be from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., in Dumont. A 9:30 a.m. mass will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Church of the Ascension, in New Milford. Interment with military honors will follow at Ascension Cemetery, in Monsey, New York.
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