Julian I. Groeller

JULIAN I. GROELLER, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Born in Passaic in 1934, he graduated from Pope Pius High School in 1952. He attended Villanova University as part of the ROTC program, and graduated in 1957 with a civil engineering degree. He served in the Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant JG. After serving in the Navy, he worked for the NJ DOT for 35 years as a civil engineer. He concluded his professional career working at the MTA for several years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Theresa (nee Salerno); his son Matthew Groeller of Chicago, his son Thomas Groeller of Medford, NJ, and his daughter Caroline Scales of Manahawkin, NJ; his sister Teresa Chastanet his nieces Cathy Leighton and Teresa Sciptunas, and his nephew Robert Chastanet; as well as five grandchildren: Erika, Maddy, TJ, Michael and Jackson. The funeral on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 8:45 AM from the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM at St. Francis R.C. Church, 50 Lodi Street, Hackensack, with Burial following at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM for visitation. In lieu of Flowers please make a donation in Julian's memory to: American Cancer Society, 20 Mercer St, Hackensack, NJ 07601.