June 8, 1930 – December 27, 2012
Dr. John O.A. Pagano, age 82, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, surrounded by his loving family.
Dr. Pagano was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ. The family spent summers in Monmouth Beach at the Jersey shore where John developed his passion for the sea. He was equally passionate about the mountains and all outdoor wildlife, especially horses. His love of all animals was best demonstrated by the affection he shared with the family pets.
Dr. Pagano graduated from Seton Hall Prep then served four years in the United States Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier "Tarawa" during the Korean War. He received his art training at the School of Visual Arts in New York, then followed his calling to become a healer and graduated with honors from Lincoln Chiropractic College [now the National College of Chiropractic] in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Pagano was a respected member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors and a member of the Songwriters Guild of America.