John Paul Casoni, age 78, of Garwood, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home on April 25, 2023.
Born in Summit, NJ on April 29, 1944, John was a proud son of the late Eleanor (Winn) and Paul Casoni. John was raised by his loving mother in Garwood, NJ and eventually set roots there with his family.
John, also known as “Legend” by his close friends, was loved and adored by all that were blessed to know him. He had a deep love and admiration for his children and grandchildren, and he would move mountains to be at every special event or milestone. John had a warm smile that would light up the room and he was seen as the life of the party with his great sense of humor, contagious laughter, and his love of sharing stories especially of road trips with his family, time in the Navy, love of California and his 1967 blue Corvette.
He enjoyed traveling, meeting new people, learning, researching, exercising, hiking, and meditating. John was a student of the Silva Method and later completed advanced training with the Dr. Joe Dispenza Coherence Healing Group to offer spiritual healing to others and helped many in need. John was active in his community in Garwood and volunteered for several food banks, including the Hillside Community Food Bank and as a Crew Community Member with Robbins Research International.
John graduated from Arthur L. Johnson Regional High School in Clark and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Charleston in West Virginia. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy stationed in California and Japan from 1967 to 1969 rising to the rank of Lieutenant Jr. Grade. John’s early career was spent in the banking industry and later he worked as an Sr. Technical Writer with several large corporations in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.
Throughout John’s life he chose to lead with his heart and showed compassion for others. He is survived by his brother Paul Casoni and his three children, Matt Casoni and his companion Laura, Jennifer Muscatiello and her husband Joseph, and Cristin Muscatiello and her husband John, as well as his ten grandchildren Hudson, Julian, Tyler, Hailey, Avery, Luke, Josie, Ivy, Meadow, and Violet.
Services for John will be held at Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave. in Springfield, NJ on Monday, May 1st from 4 to 8pm. The interment will be a private ceremony.
Donations in lieu of flowers are welcome in his memory to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.