Former Union City Deputy Chief of Police Stephen Zaccardi, 63, passed away Feb. 12. He was born and raised in Jersey City, and lived most recently in Boca Raton, Fla. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and served in the U.S. Army. He had a distinguished career with the Union City Police Department, beginning as a patrolman and retiring as Deputy Chief, and upon his retirement he moved to Florida. He is survived by his wife Claudette and his children, Lauren and Jennifer Zaccardi. He is also survived by his stepsons: Leonard and his wife Lani, Peter and his wife Holly, and Brian Franco; three step-grandchildren; his brother John and his wife Christine of Wyckoff; his sister Antonia Ryan of Hamberg; his sister Barbara Strobert and her husband Frank of Secaucus, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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