John W. McAlear

john mcalear

August 10, 1940 ~ May 1, 2018

McAlear, John “Jack” Passed away on Tuesday, May 1st surrounded by his family.

Born in Jersey City, Jack was Broker-Owner of McAlear-Cavalier Realtors, in Leonia, N.J., the community that he so loved. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Duffy). Cherished father of Kim Hargis and husband, Arthur, Matthew and his wife, Meghan and Brian and his wife, Danielle.

Loving grandfather to Meghann Hargis, Abby and Connor Horl-McAlear and Christian, Lucy and Joseph McAlear. Dear brother of Katherine Dwyer and proud Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, May 6th, at the Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, N.J. from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral Mass to celebrate Jack's life and faith will be held on Monday, May 7th, at 11:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 235 Harrison St., Leonia, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Christopher's Inn/Graymoor, 21 Franciscan Way, Garrison, N.Y.10524 or M.A.D.D. For information call (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Service: May 7, 2018 11:00 am

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

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 6, 2018 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. We are so sorry to hear about your great loss. we know Jack was battling his health for a while and is now at peace . He was an amazing man. We pray for you to find comfort in the Lord

    Debbie & Bill O'Brien

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. He was always a kind man and I remember our meetings, though casual and social, he was always a gentleman. My condolences to his entire family.

  3. Peace and love to a very special man, my big brother. I love you forever, till we met again Kathy

  4. So very sorry to hear of Jack's passing……what a wonderful man……….my brother Bob & Jack are now together again……….forever………

    RIP Jack………

    Richard & Sue Davis

  5. Jack was the sweetest guy, he always had time for my mom, his Aunt Jean. We would always meet up when we were on vacation on Long Beach Island. That is where I first met Kim. My mom would always look forward to the time together. Jack is going to be sorely missed. Rest In Peace.

  6. We are very sorry for your loss. We are sending all our love and prayers.
    Hermès, Erika, Sebastian and Joaquin

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