Mark J. Meier, 62 died Monday July31 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Born in Jersey City, Mark lived in Hoboken, Weehawken, Closter and most recently in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and received his Master’s Degree from Long Island University in Elementary Education. Aside from being an avid reader, he was a classically trained Guitarist. Mark enjoyed all types of outdoor activities especially camping, hiking, fishing and biking. He was the Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 63 in Closter for many years. From 1978 through 2003, Mark worked as a Port Authority Police Officer of New York & New Jersey. He was one of the many first responders following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Son of the late John Meier, he is survived by his mother Margaret Green Meier, his wife Florence DiSanzo Meier, his son Eric Meier, his twin daughters Dr. Jessica Meier and her husband Damian Zaccaria, Dr. Kristen Sochol and her husband Jason Sochol, one sister Marjorie Meier Galeota and her husband George, one brother John Meier and his wife Elisabeth. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 am at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 44 Bridge St. Lambertville, NJ. Burial will follow in the Rosemont Cemetery, Rosemont NJ with funeral honors being presented by the New York and New Jersey Port Authority Honor Guard. There will be no calling hours.
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