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Clifford Hasslinger, 87, Longtime Paramus Resident

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Clifford Hasslinger, of Paramus, died on Monday, Oct. 10. He was 87.

Hasslinger was born and raised in Ridgefield Park, where he became a member of the Ridgefield Park Volunteer Fire Department, Hose No. 1. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he married, and they moved to Paramus, where they raised their three children.

Before he retired in 1987, Hasslinger was a partner and owner of Dooley Electric, in New York. Since then, he  enjoyed his summers at the beach in Ocean Grove, rooting for Rutgers Football in the fall and watching his grandchildren grow up.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean (Anderson) Hasslinger; children Clifford "Kip" Hasslinger, Linda Duane and her husband Keith, and Cindy Schunke; and grandchildren Corey, Kelly, Jake and Matt.

Hasslniger was predeceased by his parents, George and Gertrude (Rohr) Hasslinger.

Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Ave., in Paramus. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park, in Paramus.

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