UNION, NJ – Patrick J. Scanlon III, 67, passed away last week at Overlook Medical Center.  Visitation will be held tomorrow in Maplewood.

Scanlon was born in Newark and lived in Vailsburg before moving to Union in 1983. He attended St. Peter’s College and Seton Hall University. He retired from the Essex County Dept. of Corrections where he was a PBA union officer. Scanlon developed and administered an assistance program for employees with drug and alcohol problems and was one of the founders and eventually director of the Genesis Alcohol and Drug Treatment facility at Union Hospital.

Scanlon served on Union’s Township Committee and served as deputy mayor in 2001 and as mayor in 2002. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President of Union Center National Bank, now Connect One.  In 1995 Scanlon helped found the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Scanlon was predeceased by his parents Hon. Patrick J. Scanlon Jr and Hon. Mary Scanlon and brother Michael Scanlon. He is survived by his wife Deborah, his three children Tammie Baldwin, Lisa  Chacon-Fiermonte (Enzo) and Patrick Scanlon IV (Lisette) and 10 grandchildren; Casey (Hollianne), Jessica, Alyssa, Jason, Jack, Avery, Patrick V, Giana, Arianna, and Kara.

Visitation will be held at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home 2122 Millburn Ave, Maplewood on Monday Aug 10 from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. (In light of the current restrictions on public gathering during the pandemic, funeral home attendance is limited. The funeral home respectfully requests visitors to keep their visit to the funeral home brief.) The Funeral Mass  will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, E. Hanover.

In lieu of flowers donations to Hereditary Angioedema Association (www.haea.org) would be