John Rinaldi

July 13, 1958February 27, 2014

John Rinaldi, 55, died on February 27, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Paterson, NJ and lived in Mt. Arlington, NJ for 50 years. He was an active member of the Sparta First Presbyterian Church in Sparta, NJ. John loved to play racquetball and was an avid boater. John is predeceased by his parents, John Rinaldi and Violet Passaro and sister: Maryann Blinn. He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Karen (nee Kosa) Rinaldi, loving daughter; Marissa Smith and her husband Dustin, stepmother Irene Rinaldi and devoted brother; Mark Rinaldi and his wife Carolyn. John is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Kason and Baylor and nieces and nephews: Heather, Nicholas, Gianna, Charlie, Kyle, Simone and Mitchell; brothers-in-law: Mark Kosa, Brian Kosa and his wife Karen and Rick Blinn. Friends may call Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Sparta First Presbyterian Church, 32 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral service will be held at 2pm Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: Dr. Robert Fine, (for Pancreatic Cancer Research), 650 West 168th St., Black Building 2004, NY, NY 10032 or Karen Anne Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.


  • VISITATION: Saturday, March 1, 2014
  • VISITATION: Saturday, March 1, 2014
  • FUNERAL SERVICE: Sunday, March 2, 2014

John Rinaldi

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March 3, 2014

Karen we never stopped praying for you and john...lydia and the staff at succasunna dialysis...he was loved by all of us

March 2, 2014

Dear Karen,I would like to express my sympathy at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Anette DelBagno, Newton, New Jersey

Steven Perlman

March 1, 2014

I worked with John for a long time, he was always a high ethics professional that strived to be at the top of his game and I believe he was. Much more important, John was a good guy, the kind of guy you wanted to know, speak with often and be associated with. Everyone he came in contact with will miss him, he was someone that made us better. I am so sorry for your loss, for all our loss, especially for you Karen and all of his family.

March 1, 2014

Karen you are in our prayers so sorry for your loss our deepest sympathy

The D'Agostino Family

Andy Harsanyi

March 1, 2014

Dear Karen, Mark and family, Erica and I are so sorry to hear about John's passing. Our thoughts are with you and we hope as time passes that all the good memories keep shining ever more brightly. Andy and Erica

Jerry & Donna Rubino

March 1, 2014

Dear Karen and Family,

May the love and life you shared with John, carry you through this difficult time. As long as you hold him in your heart,he will always be near you.It was a privilege to know him. May he rest in peace.

Gene Taylor, Brazill Bros & Assoc.

March 1, 2014

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Rinaldi family. We loved and admired John. May he rest in peace as we are all very grateful and thankful for John.

Doug Puzia

March 1, 2014

John was a brave and special man. I have more childhood memories of John than I can possibly share in this space. When I think of John I always smile as do many others I'm sure.

My heart goes out to his family and many friends.

Gordon Morrison

March 1, 2014

RIP John. I will always remembered you as the special man that you are. Eternal life is now yours. Thoughts and prayers go out to you Karen. God Bless.

D McCarthy

February 28, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you during these difficult days. (Psalm 83:18)