Obituary of Henry Scala
Henry R. Scala, 74, of Long Beach Township, N.J., formerly of Hackettstown, N.J., where he owned and operated Scala Memorial Home, Inc. for 45 years, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 after a short illness. He was born on July 8, 1943 in Irvington, N.J. and was raised in Madison, N.J.
He retired in April 2016 to Long Beach Island, where he and his wife, Patricia, owned a home for more than 30 years. He was the past president and treasurer of the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association, a fourth-degree Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of the Joyce Kilmer Council. He was also one of the founding members of the Joyce Kilmer handicap program. In his early years, he served on the Juvenile Conference Committee and was the leader of a teenage suicide prevention program for high school students. For many years, he also offered a program about death and dying for middle school students. He was a member of one of the Hackettstown Medical Center boards and served as an usher at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He was the recipient of the Humanitarian Service Award for his volunteer work to the Hackettstown community and was also awarded the Senior Hall of Fame by the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Soranno); daughters Maria Scala, Gina G. Scala, and Alyssa Halstead, his son-in-law Michael, and cherished granddaughter, Sophia Halstead. He is also survived by his brother, John Scala and his wife, Lola and his sister-in-law Nancy Scala, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Lucy Scala, and his brother N. Lawrence (Larry) Scala (2016).
Family and friends may pay their respects on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2:00-7:00 PM at the Scala Memorial Home 124 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Henry's name to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Ste 420 Rockville, MD 20850 or the ASPCA please visit: https://www.aspca.org/ or to a charity of one's choice
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Scala Memorial Home 124 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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