Funeral services have taken place for John Van Buskirk, 82, of North Bergen. He passed away Sept. 13. He was born in New York City and lived most of his life in North Bergen. John was working as a stage hand in NYC for “Phantom of the Opera.” He belonged to IATSE Locals 1,4,52 and 59 and had also been a longshoreman, wire lather and had been a PFC in the US Army. He was the husband of the late Marie, brother of Lee Hartwick and father of Linda, John and Paula. Also survived by grandchildren Emily, John, Ryan, Caitlin, Paddy and grand dog Little Bear. He was brother in law to Ann and Bruce Wunder and Nancy Jack, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home, Union City.