Albert Palzer

albert palzer

February 1, 1949 ~ October 15, 2022

Albert “Al” Palzer, February 1, 1949 – October 15, 2022

Albert Palzer, 73 years of age, lifelong resident of Fort Lee, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Al was born in Englewood, NJ , son of the late Albert Palzer, Sr and Agnes (Miko) Palzer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanie; 3 children, Lori Eilers and husband Tom of Ramsey, NJ, Jaime Antifonario and husband Carl of Tenafly, NJ, Albert “AJ” Palzer IV of Cliffside Park, NJ; 5 grandchildren, Kendall, Rebecca, Ava, CJ, and Laila.

Al proudly served in the US Army and was a member of the Fort Lee Police Department for 28 years. Al was also commonly known as “Ally the Pally” and was happiest at home watching sports, always rooting for the Mets and the Giants. He loved history, gardening, and being with his grandchildren and family. Al was known for being a gentle giant with a rich smile and jolly laugh. He was loved by many wherever he went and will always be remembered for his kindness and concern for others.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday 3-8 PM at the Frank Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ (opposite the Fort Lee Library). The funeral procession will leave Thursday at 9:30 AM. A celebration of his life and mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church at 10:00 AM with interment at George Washington Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. For further information call 201-944-0100.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in Al’s name.


Funeral Mass: October 20, 2022 10:00 am

Holy Trinity
2367 Lemoine Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation: October 19, 2022 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Interment: October 20, 2022 11:30 am

George Washington Memorial Park
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. love u al, a legend to many memories and good times to list. enjoy youe buds in the gin mills of heaven RIP my Brother

  2. Ally Pally I will miss your laugh the most. We shared some funny times together at work!! I will never forget Coconut Custard Pie, your dog!! Your passing breaks our hearts!! Until we meet again! Camille and Jim Gordy

  3. Joanie, Sue and I are heartbroken at the loss of Al. He was a truly special person, loved by all. We have so many memories to cherish and we are sorry we are traveling at the moment. You have all our love and sympathy at this most painful time. All our love, Fred and Sue.

  4. Al, we will all miss your smile and your laugh. You were a gentleman and a great police officer. Our condolences to Joni and the rest of the family.

  5. My deepest sympathies to the Palzer family, Al was a great friend and brother. We were on many calls together his humor was never ending. He worked with me in the EC Schools always had a story or family history like his grandfather's boxing career. Al will be missed by many especially me. Rest In Peace Al, till we meet again. Mike Cioffi

  6. We are like everyone, heartbroken. I've known him since the 60's. A Life long friend. He was always happy. He will be missed at the hunting camp. God Bless his Family and friends.

  7. Uncle Al, truly a great man. Chopping wood together for your wood stove, feeding your giant Goldfish and always an insightful history lesson. I will surely miss you!!!

  8. I was with the ECPD and knew Al as a member of the FLPD. Al, IMHO was one of the "Good Guys" of the FLPD. I will always have fond memories of Al. To the entire Palzer Family I am truly sorry for your loss. RIP my brother. George Kirschbaum, Ret.Capt-ECPD

  9. Albert, RIP my 1963 paperboy, student and friend. You served your nation, community and family with honor. My condolences and prayers to Joanie and family. Rich Kelly

  10. Dear Joanie and family,
    So saddened to hear about Al's passing. There aren't enough good things to say about Al. He was such a gentleman and warm soul. May he rest in peace.
    Thom Juiliano

  11. Joanie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Al was a great guy. I loved working with him . We all had a lot of laughs over the years . My condolences to you & your family. Love, Jeannie Sweeney

  12. I so enjoyed having Al as a dear friend and a comrade in arms. A generous man who would help you on a moments notice. When I would call, he would say "What do you need moved?" I'll be right over. I was often surprised when we would ride together and the knowledge he had about everything, history, stock market etc. And if you were a "bad guy" heaven help you. Miss you my friend.
    Rich Gato

  13. BIG AL everybody loved you. Your humor, big laugh and big heart. Our condolences to Joanie and the entire Palzer family. We will miss you.
    Chris And Shari DePalma

  14. Al was an extremely intelligent and kind hearted individual. He was one of the funniest guys I knew. He hunted with my Dad and our families spent a lot of time together. My first trip to Great Adventure was with our families. I will always treasure the happy memories we shared in Fort Lee and in Walton, NY at the 7-point Rod & Gun Club. I moved to Michigan, but when I visited my hometown, Al and Joanie took me to breakfast. Sadly that was the last time I saw them both. My heart is broken for Joanie, Lori, Jaime and AJ as well as their extended families. Rest Peacefully Big Al. Fort Lee will never be the same without you.

  15. The Parlamis family is deeply saddened by the loss of Ally Pally. He represented his family with great courage and dignity, and we offer our sincere condolences on his untimely passing. May his memory be eternal.

  16. I have known Al since I was 17 y/o. He was/ is the most polite, respectful and frankly one of the most content and genuine persons I have met.
    …Always polite, friendly, and frankly wholesome.
    I will miss him.
    I am so glad he and Joanie were married.
    Lovely couple. He is one of the best!

  17. Daniel Holtje
    I met Al years ago at White House Farm hunting week in Hartwick, New York. Al was my "roommate" in the bunk room a few times. He was the first one up in the morning, always greeting with a smile and coffee. He was a great storyteller who always spoke highly of his wife and family. A great friend to my Uncle Terry, George Kellinger, Tom Dalton and the rest of the hunting crew. He was a big fan of my wife's homemade raspberry jelly, sometimes eating it right out of the jar. I will miss seeing him this year at hunting camp.
    Psalm 127 vs 3-5
    Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him,
    Like arrows in the hands of a warrior,
    are children born in one's youth,
    Blessed is the man,
    whose quiver is full of them.

    Rest in peace Al

  18. We offer our condolences to Joan and her loving family for their untimely loss.

    I think of Al as a kind and compassionate man always willing to help.

    It was a privilege and pleasure to be his colleague and friend.


    Roy Deahl

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