Roger Haenelt

roger haenelt

November 21, 1941 ~ April 18, 2018

Haenelt, Roger age 76, of Leonia, on Wednesday April 18, 2018. A lifetime resident of Leonia he was a Video Tape Editor for the American Broadcasting Company, NYC currently Disney. A member of the NABET, Local 16, Life and Exempt member of the Leonia Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years. Roger was the Grand Marshall in the 2014 Leonia Memorial Day Parade and an Honorary Fire Chief. He was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 18 times for Outstanding Video Tape Editing and is a 9 time Emmy Winner. As a member of the Leonia Ambulance Corps he met his wife Frances. Roger, who always was a Leonian first, extended his boundaries to Chatham, Cape Cod every summer. Beloved husband of the late Frances nee; Cummings. Devoted father of Lisa Haenelt, David Haenelt and his wife Kristen. Cherished grandfather of Amanda and Lauren. The family will receive their friends on Sunday 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Monday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. John R. C. Church at 10:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: April 23, 2018 10:00 am

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

Visitation at Funeral Home: April 22, 2018 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place:

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

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  1. Lisa: I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless and take care of each other.


  2. Dear Lisa and David:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Father. Roger was a beautiful person and a great neighbor we will always remember fondly. Please accept our condolences.


    Stephanie, Mark and Jackie Diller

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