John C Spadora

john spadora

August 8, 1941 ~ July 8, 2023

Spadora, John C, age 81, of Leonia, passed on Saturday July 8, 2023. Born in Jersey City and formerly of Jersey City. He was a graduate of St. Peter’s Prep, Cornell University and St. John’s University Law School. John worked as a self-employed attorney since 1971, John C Spadora Esq. Cherished husband to Maureen (nee; Monti). Beloved father to Brian and his wife Tara (McCann), Peter and his wife Kimberly Spadora and Allyson Zariczny. Loving grandfather to John Edward, Gabriella, Emma, Ava, William, Luke, and Grace. Adored brother to Janet Bolasci and Patricia Nazzaro, and brother-in-law to Linda Borghi (née Monti) and Robert Borghi. Dear uncle to three nieces and nephews.

The family will receive their friends on Wednesday from 4:00 -8:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Thursday at 10:30AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. John’s R. C. Church, Leonia at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St. Peter’s Prep. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.


Mass: July 13, 2023 11:00 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: July 12, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place: July 13, 2023 12:45 pm

Holy Cross Mausoleum
 340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ

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  1. John, who was my sister-in-law Linda's brother-in-law, was everybody's favorite uncle. He would gather up all the kids in the family in the weeks before Christmas and take them to Toys R Us. The kids would come back from their trips ecstatic. John was also an avid sports fan. When our nephew Eric Luther was in high school, John came to his baseball and soccer games and hung out with my brother-in-law Mark Luther. He loved dogs and other animals and really wanted to become a vet instead of an attorney. We shared many family parties together and he will be missed by all.

    Mary Lea Borghi Luther
    Ray Luther

  2. John was the husband of my aunt Linda’s sister Maureen. I remember John from family gatherings at holidays. He was a fun loving and jovial guy, who was always easy to talk to. As kids it’s great to find an adult so approachable. It was also obvious what a dedicated father and husband he was. I am saddened to hear of his sudden passing. May your memories comfort you.

    Juliet Luther

  3. Mr Spadora was my husband’s best friend’s father . He was an absolute joy to be around during Brian’s and Tara’s gatherings. He had a great interest in my Polish heritage and he was just an overly well rounded man. From being highly intelligent to being very funny. I loved seeing him interact with his grandchildren Emma and William. He always made them laugh and showed great interest in the individuals that they were becoming. He enjoyed our son Johnny and was impressed with his musical interests. My husband shared many funny stories from his high school and college years with Mr. Spadora and to this day we get a good laugh. Even when he wasn’t trying to be funny, he still was. May he rest in peace.

    Michael, Virginia, Johnny and Helena Zakhar.

  4. Condolences to family and friends. God comfort you and be your strength.
    John is the son of my father's brother Pete. There were many family gatherings when we were all children. I moved to California, so only saw John a couple times after those early years. I remember him as a sweet and encouraging person. I'd like to think he was welcomed at the banquet table by our family members that went before him.

  5. John is my first cousin, our fathers are brothers. Over the years, John kept many of us cousins in communication via email. He made me laugh many, many times. I remember all his Italian jokes and his extreme kindness. John will be missed by his family and friends in so many ways. My sincere sympathy and prayers.

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