Matthew J. Traiger

matthew traiger

September 25, 1942 ~ July 16, 2019

Traiger, Matthew, J., age 76, of Fort Lee, on Tuesday July 16, 2019. Born in Hoboken, NJ and was the vice principal of Westwood High School. Beloved husband to Annette nee:Piccininni. Cherished father to Gina Scrudato and her husband Joseph, Matthew and his wife June, and Mark and his wife Jacqueline. Cherished grandfather to Daniel, Michael, Rachel, Evan, Julia, Matthew, Brianna and Jason. Dear brother of John and the late George and Mary Ann.

The family will receive their friends on Thursday 5:00-9:00pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. Prayer service Friday 11AM in the funeral home, entombment following at Madonna Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. For further information or call (201) 944-0100.


Prayer Service: July 19, 2019 11:00 am

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

Visitation at Funeral Home: July 18, 2019 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Our deepest condolences to the family. As neighbors for many years we not only lost a friend we lost a role model in our lives a man who would give anyone the shirt off his back in the time of need. Matt may you now look down on family and friends as a guardian angel and continue to show those who you have left behind a paved path in life to follow so they can continue to share what they've learned in life from you. R.I.P

  2. Mr. Traiger was an amazing mathematician and Vice-Principal. As a boss, he consistently treated my mom kindly and with respect. Our family will always honor his legacy.

  3. My sincerest & deepest sympathy to Annette & family on the loss of your dear husband, father & grandfather. RIP Matt.

  4. Dad,
    We miss you every day! You laughter, your wisdom, your tinkering around the house, your fixing things, your political passion, and most of all your love! Not a day goes by that we don't think of you! We would not be where we are today, without your selfless love and pouring of yourself into our lives to support, challenge, and help us grow. You are the best dad anyone could ask for. I know you are in heaven right now surrounded in awe and love in a pain free body. Thankful that the pain is gone.! XOXO

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