VIOLE, GARY M

The funeral mass was celebrated Dec. 28 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ridgewood, for Gary M. Viole, 65, of Ridgewood, formerly of North Bergen. He passed away Dec. 21. He was the husband of Migdalia (nee Hernandez); father of Maria Glasson and her husband, Kevin, and Elizabeth Kubanik and her husband, Richard, and stepfather of Julianne Cantore and her husband, Michael, and Jacqueline Puzo; grandfather of AJ Glasson and Charlie Kubanik; son of Elizabeth (nee Arcaro) and the late Fred Viole; brother of the late Fred, Jr., Richard and his wife, Rosa, and Ronald, uncle of Fred and his wife, Stacy, Paul, Christopher and his wife, Tricia, Caitlin and her husband, Ross, Tessa, Guillermina and her husband, Paolo, and Franco.
Gary grew up in North Bergen, and attended the Newark College of Engineering. He was passionate about his development and manufacturing of medical foods as CEO of Conjugated Functional Foods, LLC. He began his career in the family business, BeVi Natural Foods, and served as president of Livron Vitamin Co. Inc. Gary’s work included a pre-clinical study at the prestigious National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health regarding the influence on cancer of plant phospholipid/lipid conjugate (pPLC) which was published in the cancer research journal Carcinogenesis. Several of his proprietary processes were patented. Gary was known for his sense of humor, endless kindness and generosity, special pancake recipe and distinct “style”. His second home was New Orleans where he rode on floats in the Bacchus and Krewe of Tucks Mardi Gras parades.
Services arranged by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff.