Ben Lafiosca passed away on March 21, 2021.He was 88 years old. He lived in Saddle River, New Jersey since 1972 and left behind a wife, a son, a daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren.
Ben was born in Brooklyn to Giuseppe and Lucretia Lafiosca, Italian immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island in the early 1900's. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the early 50's and married Anna De Rosa in 1955. They had a son, Steven in 1960.
As a young man Ben quickly jumped from Real Estate Sales to Real Estate Management. He managed and oversaw the conversion from Rental to Condominium of The Horizon House Apartments in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Ben worked directly for Harry Helmsley at Helmsley-Spear for many years back in the late 1960's to early 1980's. He was President of The Parkchester Apartment Complex in the Bronx and responsible for its conversion to Condominium. He is remembered fondly by those who worked with him.
Ben had a gift for making people feel at ease and will be remembered for his quick wit - he always had a joke ready for any situation and... he made an amazing cheesecake. His favorite song was “Daisy a Day” by Jud Strunk which his son Steve enjoyed playing for him often on the guitar.
Ben enjoyed retirement for many years and spending time with his beloved grandchildren Bruce (11), Ben (7) & Steven (2).
He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
There will be a service for Ben on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:00pm at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ 07446 (201) 327-0030
The service will be live streamed - details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Ben requested that money be donated in his name to any Veteran's cause.
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