OBITUARY

Pfc. Anthony P. Steitz

January 2, 2002April 28, 2019
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PFC Anthony Paul Steitz, age 17, of Union, NJ died suddenly on Sunday April 28, 2019. PFC Steitz was a Junior at Union High School and a dedicated member of the Union High School JROTC Program. PFC Steitz was an active member of the Army National Guard through its split-training option and trained one weekend per month with a local unit. After completing his junior year of high school this June, PFC Steitz planned to spend the summer in basic combat training. Afterward he planned to return to Union High School for his senior year. Upon graduation, PFC Steitz was scheduled to attend advanced individual training to prepare for a career in the National Guard.

PFC Steitz was a dedicated member of the Crossroads Christian Fellowship and aspired to be a youth minister. PFC Steitz is predeceased by his paternal grandmother, June Steitz and survived by his loving father, Gary Steitz Sr., his mother, Nicole Bollaro and companion Bobby Van Gorten, his grandmother, Diane Cassitta, his sisters PFC Emily Steitz, Maria Steitz and Grace Torres, as well as three brothers Christopher Steitz, his wife Brittney, Gary, Jr Steitz and his wife Kim, and Matthew Steitz and his wife Jenna, Uncle Glenn and his wife Patty, Mario Cassitta, and Capt., Dan Rocha, EFD[ret]. Anthony also had 7 adoring nieces and nephews, Lucas, Camryn, Taylor, Gavin, Makenzie, Ryan, and Brooke Steitz.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ on Thursday May 2, 2019 from 1-5pm and 7-9pm. A funeral service will be held at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Union NJ on Friday May 3, 2019 at 10am. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony's honor can be made to the New Jersey Veterans Network - 10 Ward Place, East Hanover, NJ 07963 or at www.njvn.org; or the Crossroads Christian Fellowship Youth Fund, 2815 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 3, 2019

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Bernice Rocha

May 3, 2019

To Nicole and family, My heart breaks for you. Your son was loved by so many in such a short life. Know that he is now in heaven with Noni, VoVo and Uncle Ralph. They will watch over him. I will pray that one day you can find peace. Love you, Aunt Bernice

Mario Cassitta

May 1, 2019

My BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT Nephew forever in my heart♡

Father Chuck McDermott

May 1, 2019

So far away right now, but wishing that I could be there to share, and divide, your sorrow. May God the Holy Spirit hear your groans and give you comfort.

Robert Jarman

May 1, 2019

Sincerest condolences from the Jarman Family..

Manchester Tennessee

Barbara Fisk

April 30, 2019

I did not know Anthony but I know his mother Nicolette and his sister Grace Kim. I am so very sorry that Anthony was called home to Glory at such a young age. I pray that God will comfort his family and bring them peace.

Nicole Bollaro

April 30, 2019

Nicole Bollaro

April 30, 2019

The love between my son and his oldest sister my daughter Grace was to infinity and beyond

Diane Cassitta

April 30, 2019

My beautiful grandson

Nicole Bollaro

April 30, 2019

My precious son

Nicole Bollaro

April 30, 2019

My heart and soul

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