PARAMUS, N.J. – Edmond Ronald Rassam, a resident of Paramus and formerly of Englewood, died Friday, March 18. He was 90.
After graduating from Bogota High School in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a staff sergeant instructor of basic training, as well as a Morse code specialist. After selling his dry cleaning business, U.S. Cleaning Co. in Bogota, he became a licensed real estate agent and began selling homes locally.
He spent many years serving as an active member of the Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Paramus, where he was a past president of the board of trustees and chaired to completion the construction of the Sunday school building. He was a master mason for more than 60 years with the William F. Burke Lodge #230 F.&A.M. in Bogota.
He is survived by his daughters, Anita Dadaian and her husband Bruce, Deborah Boyle and her husband Charles; and his grandchildren, Amee Gant and her husband Travis, Diana Castro and her husband Christopher, Laura Santimauro and her husband Christopher; and Michael Boyle.
He was predeceased by his wife, Anna.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary, 644 Paramus Road, Paramus. Interment to be followed at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice.
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