Mariano "Mario" Fernandez 83 of Bogota, passed away September 11, 2020. Before retiring he worked for the Bogota DPW and was Superintendent of the building he lived in. Prior to that he was an editorial assistant at Newsweek Magazine, NY, NY and a truck driver for Red Star Express, N. Bergen, NJ. Mario was a life member and Ex-Captain of Hook and Ladder Company #1, Bogota Fire Department and in 1983 was named New Jersey Fireman of the Year for his efforts in saving the lives of three workers at a fire at the Tilcon Factory.
Beloved husband of Rosa. Devoted father of Mariano, III and his wife Donna Jean and Alejandro and his wife Anna. Dear brother of the late Mary DeLaOsa. Loving grandfather of Alejandro Scott Fernandez and his wife Katy, Alysa Mary Fernandez , Brianna Alexis Fernandez, Daniel Alejandro Fernandez and great grandfather of Sophia Lynn.
The funeral will leave Petrik Funeral Home, Monday morning at 10:30 for the Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's RC Church, Bogota at 11. Cremation private. Visiting Sunday 5-8pm.
Memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Foundation (www.parkinson.org) would be greatly appreciated
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