Imbaratto, Wilbert C. “Willie”

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Imbaratto, Wilbert C. “Willie” age 90 of Wantage Twp., NJ passed away peacefully at his daughters home in Andover Twp., early Friday AM November 3, 2017 following a brief illness. Born and raised in Wyckoff, had lived many years in Wayne were he raised his family, Willie moved to Wantage Twp. thirty eight years ago.

Son of the late John and Minerva (nee Rizzo) Imbaratto, Willie proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. Mr. Imbaratto enlisted in 1944 at the age of 17 and shortly after basic training was sent overseas where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. His courageous service earned him several citations including the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, American Theatre Medal, Victory Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Medal.

A self-employed Poultry Farmer and Truck Driver, he later worked in the Service Department of Franklin Sussex Auto Mall until his retirement in 1992.

A true handyman, he enjoyed working on his antique cars as well as his Gravely Tractors. Mr. Imbaratto enjoyed his many trips to the casinos, but most of all spending time with his family.

He was pre deceased by his beloved wife Gina (nee Pisano) Imbaratto in 2013 as well as his brothers Thomas and John Imbaratto. Survivors include his son John and his wife Sue Imbaratto of Laurinburg, NC, his daughters Darlene and her husband Ross Wiessmann of Wantage Twp., and Gina and her husband James Eskin of Andover Twp. Also surviving are his grandchildren Andrea and John Imbaratto, Christina Wiessmann and Kristen Eskin as well as his great grandchildren Haylee and Payton Imbaratto, Chase, Eystin and Addison Owens.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday November 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main Street (Route 206) Newton, NJ Visitation will be in the Funeral Home Saturday for 2 hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Online condolences through

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