John Pricken

Visitation at Funeral Home on Easter Sunday

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Moore's Home For Funerals
1591 Alps Rd
Wayne, New Jersey, United States


10:15 am
Monday, April 5, 2021
St. Bonaventure R.C. Church
174 Ramsey St And Danforth Ave
Paterson, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

11:45 am
Monday, April 5, 2021
Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum
52 Totowa Road
Totowa, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of John D. Pricken

John "Jack" David Pricken passed away on March 30, 2021. He was born on November 29, 1940 in Prospect Park on the kitchen table of his grandmother Margaret Mc Garry, the second child of Francis John Pricken and Mary (Mc Garry) Pricken. Jack was raised in Paterson, attended St. Mary Grammar and High School, graduating in 1958. He received his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in 1962, Master's degree from William Paterson University in 1969 with additional graduate work at William Paterson, Montclair and Drew Universities.

Mr. Pricken taught mathematics at East Paterson (Elmwood Park) Middle and High School during the 1962-1963 school year, served in the US Army at their Finance School as Program and Budget Officer from 1963-1965, and taught mathematics in Wayne from 1965-2003. He also became a class advisor. Jack was an instructor for Wayne Educational Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at William Paterson University, Bloomfield College, and finally at Kean University from 1980 until 2020.

He was a parishioner and trustee at St. Bonaventure RC Church in Paterson and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6805.

A wonderful math teacher, awesome and perfect husband "to Diane", fantastic father, loving grandfather, brother, uncle and Godfather, Jack spent countless hours with his family at his "second home" in Lake George and also enjoyed traveling and gardening.

Jack is survived by his caring and adoring wife Diane (Kupin) Pricken; and his 6 loving children: son, John (Nikki) Pricken, son David (Tricia) Pricken, daughter Diane (Brian) Sadowski, son Bryan (Laura) Pricken, daughter Denise (Marco) Cordeiro, daughter Christine (Kevin) Cumberton; his cherished grandchildren Delaney and Shane Pricken, Danny, Samantha, and Katie Pricken; Jason (Bryanna), Jessica and Julia Lopez, Lucas Sadowski, Marco and Alexander Cordeiro, and Mikayla and Casey Cumberton; his sister Rosemary (George) Fisher and sister-in law Monica Pricken.

He was predeceased by his brother Frank Pricken.

Visiting hours will be Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral Mass will be Monday at 10:15 a.m. at St. Bonaventure RC Church, Paterson and will be celebrated by Father Daniel Grigassy.

The Mass will be livestream on the website : and the facebook page :

Entombment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, Totowa.

Memorial donations in Jack's name may be made to St. Bonaventure R.C. Church, 174 Ramsey St and Danforth Ave, Paterson, NJ 07501 or to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - NJ Chapter, 45 Wilson Ave., Manalapan, NJ 07726,

He will always be remembered by his favorite motto; “Life is Good, God is Great”.

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