TOMS RIVER, NJ - An online fundraiser has started to help a family formerly from Hasbrouck Heights whose father recently passed away after an accident in the home.

Juan Pablo Granados was working under his truck when it fell off the ramps and on him in late January, according to news reports. He was found by his wife, Sophia. His son, Pablo, jacked the truck off his father and removed him from under the vehicle. First responders helicoptered him to Jersey Shore Medical Center. Two weeks later he succumbed to his injuries. His wife was holding his hands when he passed on Thursday, February 6.

Granados leaves behind his wife, Sophia, and five children, John, Oscar, Pablo, Crystal, and Michael. He came to the United States with his family from El Salvador at age eight. He is a graduate of Fort Lee High School.

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The wake was held on Monday, February 10 at A.K. Macagna Funeral Home in Cliffside Park. The immediate family was surrounded by extended family, their church family, and friends. They celebrated Granados in song, prayer, and shared memories. People spoke of his kindness, friendship, and generosity. He was laid to rest at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ. 

The Granados family lived in Hasbrouck Heights for ten years. The children attended the Hasbrouck Heights school district. They were involved in rec sports and high school sports, including football, track, and basketball. Granados is the former co-owner of Subworks sandwich shop on the corner of Terrace Avenue and Washington Place. The family moved to South Jersey two years ago.

According to his son Pablo, Granados loved food, fishing, and the Green Bay Packers.

An online fundraising page has begun to help the family. It can be reached here Granados' Family Fundraiser.


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