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Mark J. DiQuattro
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Teacher, Mentor & Friend, 67
Mr. Mark J. DiQuattro, 67, of Belleville, NJ, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Thursday, September 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, September 9 at Montclair Community Church, 143 Watchung Avenue, Upper Montclair at 10:30 a.m., followed by a brief graveside service at Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Avenue, Bloomfield.
Mark was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher, mentor, and friend. His life was marked by a love of his Savior, Jesus Christ; a hunger for the Word of God and God's truth; tireless love for his family and care for others; and an infectious zest for enjoying God's creation. We are heartbroken by Mark’s passing on September 2, at the age of 67, after a brief illness.
Mark was born April 20, 1955, to Rev. Anthony DiQuattro and Pauline (Ciavola) DiQuattro. The family moved to Belleville, New Jersey from Rochester, NY in 1958. He was married for 44 years to his beloved and devoted wife, Loretta (Pacella) DiQuattro. With Loretta, Mark left a legacy of love and faith to his family. In addition to his unconditional love for their three children, David, Paul, and Danielle, he was delighted by and devoted to the growing family God blessed him and Loretta with over the years: Paul’s wife Rachel, David’s wife Marianne, Danielle’s husband Noah, and their six precious grandchildren, who affectionately knew him as ‘Baba’: Paul and Rachel’s boys Caleb, Micah, and Ethan; David and Marianne’s children Giovanna and David Eliot; and Danielle and Noah’s son Thomas. He also leaves behind his three caring siblings, Sharon (DiQuattro) Mignano (and husband David), Janice (DiQuattro) Davis (and husband Ken), and Robert DiQuattro. He was also “Uncle Mark” to many nieces and nephews who he loved and cared for (not least by giving legendary whirlwind walking tours of New York City for any visiting nieces and nephews).
Mark was highly accomplished in both his career and in significant lay ministry. In his career, he worked as a CPA for the New Jersey firm Polakoff Bros. and Leen from 1977-1995, where he served as a partner. He earned an MA in Economics from Rutgers University in 1991 (also his undergraduate alma mater). After his time at Polakoff, he worked as an economist, most recently for the Treasury Department as a tax law specialist since 2009.
Mark was captivated by and clung to the extravagant grace of God in Christ and was committed to serving Christ’s church. For the past 9 years, he has been a member of Redeemer Church of Montclair, where he served as a small group leader and in the prayer ministry. Mark boldly proclaimed the message of God’s grace, touching countless lives as a teacher, elder, preacher, and especially as a men’s group leader. For the last 21 years, Mark led a weekly men’s Bible study at Montclair Community Church, where he meticulously taught Scripture’s message of God’s grace while providing meaningful spiritual guidance and mentorship. His work with the men’s group will echo for years as a testament to the grace of God to which Mark was so devoted.
Mark relished God’s creation, and many of our lasting memories of him will involve joyful hours spent at mountain overlooks, riding waves at the Jersey shore, walking the streets of Cape May, New York City, Princeton, or Rome, or meandering in the many parks that he loved. Mark’s joy in creation gave delight to others. While we will miss these moments, Mark knew these times with creation gave only “the scent of a flower he had not found, the echo of a tune he had not heard, news from a country he had never visited.” What Mark saw in a glass darkly he longed to see face to face. Mark cherished the truth that his only comfort in life and death was that he belonged to his faithful Savior. We find peace in knowing he is now face to face in His presence, experiencing in technicolor what he took such joy in trying to understand from this side of the veil.
In Mark's honor, flowers will be accepted at the funeral home, or donations may be made to Voice of the Marytrs,
By phone: 1-800-747-0085
By check: Make checks payable to Voice of the Martyrs, send to 1815 SE Bison Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006. Please include Mark’s name on the check or correspondence.
Voice of the Martyrs
1815 SE Bison Road, Bartlesville OK 74006