KENILWORTH, NJ - Posting on behalf of the DeVito Family, AJ's brother and sister, and the Kenilworth NJ Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the family of Kenilworth firefighter, AJ DeVito, after his sudden passing.

AJ was a proud volunteer for the Kenilworth Fire Department for three years.  He worked for the County of Union for ten years in park maintenance and was a member of the Father Canty Council K of C 3197 Hillside, the Italian American Police Association and the American Legion. AJ made a huge impact on the Kenilworth community and was loved by all. "A heart of gold and always a smile, a person that could make your worst day the best day, or your saddest day one of your happiest days," is what friends and community members have said to describe AJ.

“All who knew AJ knew a true friend,” reads his GoFundMe page.  “Loyal, hardworking, heart of gold, kind soul, full of life, always smiling...were synonymous with AJ DeVito. He was the type of friend we all wish we had more of, and the friend we should all aspire to be more like. If there was work to be done, you can rest assured that AJ was already on it. That black shield on his fire helmet emblazoned with the number “63” was something he worked extremely hard for. He earned it and the utmost respect from all his brothers and sisters at the Kenilworth, NJ Volunteer Fire Department. He loved being part of this brotherhood and we will miss him terribly.”

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AJ was truly special. Please help us continue his legacy. To make a donation please see the following link.