How to Locate Your Hometown Hero Banner in Berkeley Heights


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Veterans Memorial Park Committee is proud to announce that the Hometown Hero banners have all been put up. In order to help families and friends locate an individual banner, the Committee has created a listing by street which provides a walking tour map of all the banners. Future plans include more detailed mapping.  

There are 128 Veterans and active Military represented and include those who have served beginning with World War I through the current Operation: Enduring Freedom and Global War On Terrorism.  The photos are mesmerizing, and the story of each of these individuals is one of dedication and courage to their country.   

Springfield Avenue Location Start at Springfield Ave. and Lawrence Drive and proceed all the way to Halls Garden Center
Bernard H. Sandone, Gale S. Castro, Matthew R. Dwyer, Jon Hawkins, Frank V. Delia, Anthony S. Delia, John Dardis, Craig Brzeczkowski, Joseph J. Sott, Frank J. Guida, John J. O’Rourke, Frank Bosefskie, Harry San Filippo, Alan Campora, Michael Garbowsky, Paul Westerfield, Richard E. Bertram, Thomas Bruening, William F. Walsh, Thomas L. Parziale
Cross over Snyder and continue down Springfield Avenue
Louise Collins, Michael V. Montemurro, Anthony “Lefty” Vicendese, Raymond A. Nelson, Paul Neri, Tim Neri, Mildred MacDonald, Nelson MacDonald, John J. Quirk Sr., Joseph J. Williams, Walter Gloss, Erwin W. Gloss, William Kelsay, Russell C. Smalley Jr., Jim Webster, Edward A. Mueller, Thomas T. Lombardi Jr., Stephen Falk, Joseph M. DelDuca, James J. DelDuca
Cross over Plainfield Avenue and continue down Springfield
Michael J. Imbimbo Sr., Samuel D. Imbimbo, Stephen B. Schmidt, Christopher V. Sodano, Dominick C. Imbimbo, Ciro V. Gaito, Michael Delia, Eliot S. Corradi, Anthony J. Giambalvo, Jerry Barter, Glen DeBello, Frank J. Genzano, Bart Ferrigno, Jim Vincequerra, Steven A. Neufeld, Andrew John Haspel, Richard”Dick” Hodshon, Jules Freeman, Thomas Abitante, Richard T. Quant Sr., Matthew R. Parmer, Stephen R. Petrone
Snyder Avenue starting at Springfield and ending at Locust Avenue
Frank Perlzak, Carl F. Croneberger, Dominic Schiavo, Joe Moccia, John P. Elward, Sean Miller, Randy Parmett, Richard R. DeWitt, Kenneth Rein, Nick Ragazzo, Mark Neri, Michael R. Coletta, Gerald Ryan, James McCarthy, Phillip Sapienza, Gerard M. Cafaro, Albert P. Ebacher, Mary Petrone Ebacher, William H. Williams, Peter DiSturco, Rosario S. LaCorte, Harry Fujimoto, Joseph R. Quelly, Edward Lozowski, Michael Campano, Brandon Peter Testa, Herbert “Herb” Waddell, Anthony Albamonte
Plainfield Avenue starting from Springfield and going toward Veterans Memorial Park
Charles F. Rinaldi, Theodore P. Rica Sr, William C. Toft, Frank R. Petrone, Nicholas Serritella, Jimmy Serritella, Henry J. Byra, Bruce Weyland, Nuncio James Dagostino, Vincent P. Zichichi, Marc F. Stratton, Jeffrey P. Stratton, Douglas T. Garno, David J. Colon, Trent Fettes, Ed Gaffney, John J. Falivene, Andrew Horan, Joseph F. Testa, Tom Sorano, Joseph Milano, Vito Mondelli Jr., John Ninavaggi Jr., David K. Stratton, Alex Santoriello, Edward “Eddie” Campano
Park Avenue coming from Plainfield Avenue
Rose Cyphers, Harry W. Cyphers, Dr. Jerome K. Cohen, Dominick Stallone, Samuel Manganiello, John R. Manganiello, Richard J. Mason, Alan Lombardi
Sherman Avenue coming from Plainfield Avenue
Angela Vicendese McCarthy, William Patrick McCarthy

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